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Dr. Kathryn Lindsay, who was RCI valedictorian in 1972, dusted off the old notes and pulled on the tartan jacket she wore back then, for an April 30 stroll down memory lane.

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TASTY AND TRIUMPHANT CHALLENGE Karen Barsoski and Jeremy Barnett are already in full Rib Challenge gear. As one of seven competing teams, the McNab-Braeside Firefighters not only prepared their tasty ribs at Renfrew County Place last Saturday, but they won. Hosted by the Renfrew County paramedic service, the second annual event is part of the campaign to increase the number of defibrillators across the county. For details, see story Page 12.

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Paramedic Rob Dodge watches as Renfrew County Warden Bob Sweet tips the scales for the final time in the Slim Till You Win competition against Lanark County. Lanark prevailed, but Renfrew County council won the leadership award.

Horton residents Charlotte Cleroux and Earl Newberry are staunchly opposed to the potential Canadian heritage designation for the Ottawa River. But they’re not alone, said Newberry while waving a petition of nearly 100 signatures before Horton council May 3. Both he and Cleroux addressed council, as Ottawa River watershed residents, to express their concerns. They were also part of a visiting group of five residents. “I’m very concerned,” said Cleroux, who was under the impression council had already voted to support the designation. But she was told it has delayed any vote until after a July 5 public meeting. She also wanted to know why Mayor Don Eady changed his mind, since she voted for him in the municipal election because he opposed the designation. See ‘Residents’, Page 5

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PIN POWER This heritage RCI pin, previously owned by Clara Briscoe and now owned by Joyce Ritchie Derraugh, attracted a lot of attention on reunion weekend. Research by Carol D. Ritchie of Ottawa indicates that Clara was married and had four children by 1919. “Even if she had purchased the pin in 1919, I don’t know who it would have been for.” Two of Clara’s sons – Arnold and Earl Ritchie – are known to have attended RCI. “My father, Keith Ritchie, attended what is now Grade 9 at a school in Douglas,” she also noted.

RCI meanders down memory lane LUCY HASS

Song and reminiscence were centre stage at Renfrew Collegiate Institute April 30. That was the afternoon when Grade 9 students from 1964-65 to 1968-69 celebrated old and new friendships on reunion weekend in Renfrew. An assembly featured the introduction of former teachers and students from the RCI 1960s Alumni Group. Class of 1972 valedictorian Kathryn Lindsay –settled into an easy chair and wearing the same plaid jacket (but not skirt) she wore 39 years ago – read portions of that address. “The work at times was hard but … from that work I guess each of us gained whatever we ourselves put into it,” she read from her 1972 address. “Often I thought that so much of what I was learning was so useless, irrelevant. But it’s funny, the number of times that a situation or a new experience brings back flashes of that work and it doesn’t seem nearly so irrelevant anymore,” she read further. “Sometimes it even opens up new areas of thought to explore.” When she left in 1972, Lindsay went on to learn, and explore, more indeed. She completed a BSc in biology from Queen’s University, a PhD in biology from Carleton University, and was a Loew Fellow for a year of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. She is employed at the Environment Canada Wildlife Research Centre, researching the effects of agriculture on biodiversity and on how to do conservation as wildlife shift in response to climate change. Dr. Lindsay is also an adjunct professor at Carleton University in the departments of biology and department of geography and environmental studies, and is co-director of the Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Lab at Carleton, a facility she helped to build eight years ago with funding from the Canada Founda-

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The centennial project in the Admaston Public School backyard resulted in a hockey rink and an outdoor recreational home for many residents of Admaston-Bromley Township. But like most facilities lasting more than 40 years, time has a way of saying, “Let’s build again.” A replacement facility was sorely needed and several players, including community residents, have come to the rescue. This time the facility is bigger and better, with a field house that will allow use of a newly asphalted and boarded rink pad yearround. Hockey and public skating will be featured, but also ball hockey, basketball, skateboard and other events at this four-season offering. Recently, several Admaston Public School students gathered with members of the recreation committee and the public school board for a photo in front of the new, yet to be finished, clubhouse. One of the Grade 5 students was Connery Campbell who said the facility was “pretty good because the other one was old, and this one is newer; and you can see the rink out the (clubhouse) windows.” The field house is part of phase two of the three-part revitalization program. The soccer fields were phase one, while phase three focuses on building a softball diamond. Dave Shields, chairman of the Renfrew County District School Board, was on hand to say that he’s impressed with what the Ward 1 and 2 recreation committee and school supporters have done so far. As vice-president of the Ontario Public School Board Association, he says, “I know what’s going on across the province, and this school is very unique. “I’m really impressed with this committee. They tried for a Trillium grant and weren’t suc-

cessful, so they went back to the drawing board and reapplied, and were successful.” Driving forces within the recreation committee include Scott Buffam, in his third year as recreation committee chairman, and Angela Field, who doubles as the secretary and communications liaison. The rink facility, which sat on a dirt field, definitely needed to happen. “It had to be revitalized after 43 years. It didn’t owe anybody anything,” says Buffam, noting several overhead lights weren’t working and the “old shack” will be replaced by a storage shed. The field house is a completely new addition, while the playing surface will be about 15 feet wider, with new playing dimensions of about 60 by 145 feet. Several years ago the rink was a recreational hub for the Admaston portion of the township. And that’s something Buffam says he’d like to see return in the next few years, with new and varied volunteer-based sporting programs for children and adults. “The biggest reason we want to revitalize or expand it was to make it into a four-season recreational complex,” adds Field. With today’s climate, she says local rinks are lucky to get 10 or 12 weeks of ice, leaving several more weeks of the year for many other activities. “There’s going to be a lot more basketballs than hockey pucks on that surface. Plus skateboards and bikes and ball hockey (equipment),” predicts Field. “And it’s going to support quality sports programs at the school every day.” Resurrection of the recreational facility required heavy-duty hours by the volunteer-based recreation committee. This work also lead to grants of $40,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (for the paved playing surface and rink boards), $10,000 from Hydro One for a new lighting system, $5,000 from Bell for new soccer nets, and financial contributions from the Admas-

Hannah Van Lindenberg, left, faces off with Mikayla Perry in front of the four-season, unfinished club house at Admaston Public School. Several students are joined by other supporters, including public board chair Dave Shields. The facilities will be available to the students and other area residents. ton-Bromley Township. But that won’t be enough to pay for the entire project’s estimated cost of $120,000. Local tradesmen, with in-kind contributions and donated labour, are also critical to the project’s completion. “We’re still short; we’re still looking for private donations,” says Field, knowing contributions will include advertisements that are selling for $1,500 per rink board. So far, eight local businesses have expressed an interest in advertising that way. “The township and the school board have also done a lot of work, with in-kind services, such as preparing the surface for paving and the field house’s wiring and plumbing,” says Buffam. Admaston Public School’s parent council is also helping out, by paying for some of the cost for hockey and basketball nets. Future fundraising projects will include an Admaston Public School fun fair June 17, in

conjunction with the parent council and ward 1 and 2 recreation committee, as well as a car rally in May, and barbecue and bake sale Canada Day. OFFICIAL OPENING June 17 will also double as the new rink’s official opening. Field is an enthusiastic member of the recreation committee, but readily admits others have been involved longer than her. Other recreation members include Sarah Briscoe, Mike Wright, Jeff Barber, Bev Forgie, Jamie Box, Rob Reid, Krystyna Devries, Bob Hall and council rep Ray Pender. Many recreation committee members also have children. “It’s a chance for my kids to have a recreational facility that isn’t part of another town,” admits Field. “For a lot of organized activities, you have to go to Renfrew. But we’re not out there interacting with Admaston-Bromley families because we haven’t had the activities or the facilities.”

The thinking behind the revitalization project isn’t just kids. “It’s a place where families can get active,” says Field. “It was time to get it back to its glory days, and we were looking for a community meeting place,” adds Buffam. Other programs should also bring more attention to the entire facility. For example, the adjacent soccer field is home to the preschoolers and adolescents pickup soccer that is growing by leaps and bounds. Also, committee members don’t mind copying some of Northcote’s and Douglas’s ideas. Like Admaston-Bromley ward 1 and 2 recreation committee’s successful fundraising and event programming. “Everyone hears about the Frosty Fun program (in Douglas) and their hockey program and their volleyball. “When we grow up, we want to be like Douglas,” says Buffam with a smile. And the wish just may come true.

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Dombroskie Road flooding an ongoing headache for roads crew LUCY HASS

April was an especially busy month for the Whitewater public works crew. Among its many regular duties, staff was busy cutting trees and opening roads for traffic after the April 28 wind storm. Heavy rain also caused a lot of washouts on hills, that have since been repaired, and flooding of Dombroski Road is an ongoing problem as a result of a railway culvert holding back water. “There’s certainly a problem someplace,” said Coun. Daryl McLaughlin. Council heard from staff how there have been prblems over the years, and reminded them that the problem culvert belongs to CP Rail which is responsible for its maintenance. The township, however, is responsible for Dombroskie Road. Councillor Allen Dick added that he personally has received a number of calls about the problem. Clerk Dean Sauriol said the water has been up and down at the culvert, and CP was expected to visit the site by week’s end. Efforts were also being made to get Fisheries and Oceans to visit because of downstream concerns, and the Ministry of Transportation is also concerned for adjacent Highway 17. “It’s not an easy situation; there are a lot of parties involved,” said Sauriol. The township has meanwhile replaced culverts on Finchley Road, Kerr Line and Behm Line due to flash flooding. And once again this spring, the township is having problems with garbage being dumped along the sides of roadways. “Substantial” amounts of garbage were reported to have been removed from Behm Line, Acres Road and Sams Road. In other business, county weed inspector Jeff Muzzi will be invited to an upcoming pubic works meeting to address questions regarding roadside spraying of herbicides. The municipality does not have any staff licensed for such spraying, nor does it have the necessary equipment.

INSURANCE UPDATE Don Timmins of JLT Insurance met with Whitewater Region council May 4 to answer questions regarding the township’s current self-insured (Schedule 2) status for Workmen’s Compensation Board claims, and the financial and liability implications of considering any shift to a fully-insured (Schedule 1) status. He also warned council of higher premiums on the horizon. “They’re going to go up in leaps and bounds over the next few years,” he predicted. He also made one interesting observation – more accidents happen in homes for the aged, not police and fire as some might expect. He would not make any recommendation to council but noted that “generally the township’s experience as a Schedule 2 employer has been very good.” An April 19 report to council said the township has “experienced savings annually that compare very favourably with the department premium paid in 2003; in effect an annual return on investment of 100 per cent.” The sole exception is a 2006 presumption legislation firefighter loss that Timmins noted to date has cost the municipality a significant amount of money, including WSIB administrative fees. “The review that we have conducted suggests that, if 2011 proves to be a ‘normal’ year, the township will break even by yearend,” the report said. “And if Hicks Morley succeeds in the attempt to have the 2006 claim charged back to the Schedule 1 accident fund, the picture will be very bright indeed.” WASTE MANAGEMENT MATTERS Electronic waste is no small matter. At its May 4 regular meeting, Whitewater council received a report from its waste management department noting that about 2.93 tonnes of waste electronics were removed from the municipal waste site last month for recycling. Council also learned

that the new collection contracts are underway and “seem to be going well” with a few glitches, but nothing serious. “Recyclable materials are now trucked to the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre,” the report said. A few minor road upgrades have also been carried out at the Ross site to address winter/spring conditions and it was recommended a grading be carried out soon. Last week the department was awaiting formal inspection reports on the Cobden and Ross sites, resulting from inspections conducted last month. TAX ARREARS UPDATE Whitewater council has learned that of 71 properties more than three years in arrears, payment, partial payment or postdated cheques have been received or arrangements have been made for most. “Several people had to be contacted directly to discuss payment,” treasurer/CAO Annette Mantifel said in her April report to council. “To date, these tax arrears have been reduced by over $27,000,” she reported. The second instalment of the 2011 interim taxes were due April 29. The township has also received the second-quarter instalment of $281,825 under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund. “We are receiving a total of $61,700 less this year compared to last year,” Mantifel noted. The township had been accepting resumes for summer student positions with the municipality’s swimming program, office and public works department. Whitewater has been approved for funding under the Summer Jobs Service program. BUILDING AND BYLAWS Four building permits were issued in Whitewater in April, valued at a total of $366,000. One single-family dwelling, one residential addition/renovation, one residential demolition and one residential accessory building were approved.

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or not in favour of it,” replied Eady. “I certainly had concerns about it before the election. My mind is still open on it,” added Eady. He explained that several months ago he only had part of a larger Ontario Landowners Association report on the heritage issue that did raise some concerns. “I would say, if I had to vote tomorrow morning, I would vote in favour of it,” said Eady. “(That’s) based on the information I have today.” Eady said more information may come forward to allow council to make a more informed decision. He noted July’s public meeting will feature various speakers,

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Horton residents Charlotte Cleroux and Earl Newberry visit Horton council to express their concerns about potential Canadian heritage designation of the Ottawa River. including Renfrew Country property and development director Paul Moreau, and likely members of the local Ottawa River heritage committee and Parks Canada. McNab-Braeside may also host a public meeting on the issue. Newberry said MP Cheryl Gallant’s opposition to the heritage designation is one

strong reason to oppose it. “What I can’t understand is she’s our MP of this area. “She’s against it, 100 per cent against it,” said Newberry, while hastening to point out that it “was disgraceful the way she was treated” in the recent campaign. But she’s not the only opponent, said 464118

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Horton Township is seeking proposals for the complete redesign and restructuring of its website. But the work won’t be part of its 2011 budget. “It may make Horton Township more userfriendly,” said Coun. Margaret Whyte. Council is hoping for government grant assistance for the project. “It would be great if we could afford it … After sitting in finance last week it’s not pretty,” said Whyte, during the May 3 council meeting. A key component for a restructured website is the ability for staff to update, delete or introduce web content, like web pages, dropdown menus and photos. The website must include advanced search functions, searchable calendars, and dynamic homepage features and: • PowerPoint capability; • interactive forms such as building applications, and entrance and fire permits, for delivery of confidential data; • maximum visibility of current and historical reports, minutes of meetings, and bylaws; • Twitter and other social media links; • and a complaint form that can be delivered confidentially and directly to staff members. To see the website, visit w w w. h o r t o n

Newberry, in reference to the petition that had collected 100 signatures by day’s end. “You know what the bottom line is,” added Newberry. “They (opponents to the designation) don’t want any more government in their face … “People think there are better things to do in this township than this hassle with heritage.” The petition states the Canadian heritage river designation “empowers the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) to include terms and conditions of land use and work permits … without clearly stating exactly what that means, and how it will impact landowners on the Ontario side.” According to Moreau, the county’s property and development director and former district manager

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HISTORICAL PICTURES AND RECORDS Horton’s Expo 150 Committee calls for the loan of historical pictures or records that our residents may have to be scanned into a presentation of our Township history for our booth at the upcoming celebration. Please drop off any material at the Municipal Office by May 20, 2011.

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of MNR, that is not the case. “In no way is there any connection between the river heritage designation and provincial legislation,” Moreau told The Mercury. “It does not provide the province with additional regulations to regulate. “That is very clearly stated in the Canadian Heritage River Systems charter.” The charter can be viewed at publications. Meanwhile, Newberry says he’ll continue to oppose the designation. “The issue was brought to the table, so we’re trying our best to deal with it,” said Eady. “We’re trying to ob-

tain as much information as we can, so if we make a decision, we can make a decision on facts and on facts only. Nothing to do with personalities. Nothing to do with politics.” Moments later, Cleroux said, “In my opinion this should be a people vote. It shouldn’t be a council vote, and it shouldn’t be a county vote. It should be the people’s voice. “The people should be voting on this, people who live along the river, people who live on the farm land that are going to be charged fines coming out of their ying-yang because their pesticides went out into the creek and down into the river.”

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF HORTON NOTICE OF INTENTION to permanently close, declare surplus and convey to adjoining property owners part of an unopened road allowance located in the Township of Horton, in the County of Renfrew and described as Part of the Road Allowance between Lots 5 and 6 (Fronting Concession 4) in the Geographic Township of Horton, County of Renfrew and designated as Parts 1 to 6 inclusive on Plan 49R-17494 Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Horton has deemed it expedient to permanently close, declare surplus and convey to the adjoining property owners part of the unopened road allowance between Lots 5 and 6 (Fronting Concession 4) in the Geographic Township of Horton, County of Renfrew and designated as Parts 1 to 6 inclusive on Plan 49R-17494; The proposed by-law and plan describing the lands subject to the proposed by-law are available for inspection in the Office of the Corporation of the Township of Horton, 2253 Johnston Road, R.R. No. 5 Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z8 during normal office hours. Further details can be obtained by calling the Township’s office at 613.432.6271. The Council of the Corporation of the Township of Horton will consider the proposed by-law at a meeting to be held at the Township Office, 2253 Johnston Road, R.R. No. 5 Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z8 on the 07th day of June, 2011 commencing at 6:30 o’clock in the evening. DATED AT the Township of Horton this 12th day of May, 2011. Mackie McLaren, CAO/Clerk Corporation of the Township of Horton 2253 Johnston Road R.R. No. 5 Renfrew, ON K7V 3Z8


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Budget preparations continue for Horton Township STEVE NEWMAN

Horton Township continues to whittle down its budget, in efforts to give Horton taxpayers a single-digit tax increase this year. Several bigger-ticket items have been removed, leaving the township with a budget levy increase of about $160,000 at its April 21 finance committee. That increase was dropped another $20,000 during a lengthy April 26 committee-of-the-whole meeting. That figure is also well down from more than $600,000 during earlier draft-budget discussions. That levy surplus of about $140,000 was reached, in part, by dropping plans to pay $4,500 for a drug card benefits plan to township staff and council members. The card would have allowed users to do direct payments, instead of paying the drug store and having to later apply for refunds. During the April 26 meet-

ing, that item was dropped from the budget. If it returns as a budget item next year, chief administrative officer Mackie McLaren said the plan would be to include the cost of the drug card benefit program in the employees’ cost-of-living increases. The estimated cost to the township, per council member or employee, would have been about $350 per year. “If it is returned, it will return as a reduced cost-ofliving increase (to employees to pay for the benefit),” said McLaren. Committe-of-the-whole council members Margaret Whyte, Glen Campbell, Jamey Larone and Don Eady supported removal of the health card item from the budget. “There was no way we could fit it in the budget in the first place.,” said Larone, co-chair of the finance committe. “We just couldn’t justify it, given other priorities.” Bob Kingsbury was not at the same April 26 meet-

ing. But he had already suggested the cost could be part of future salary increases. Other much-larger items removed from the draft budget include about $190,886 for work on the Garden of Eden Road extension. The levy increase was also reduced by adding projected hikes in revenue. Two examples are supplementary taxes and more interest on taxes in arrears. Council is looking to decrease costs by making additional lump payments to pay off its debt of nearly $900,000. The budget may come before council in a special May meeting for approval. If not, the budget would likely be approved at council’s monthly meeting June 5. “We’re still whittling away at it,” said Coun. Larone. Council wants a tax levy increase of less than $100,000. This would represent a tax rate increase in the low single digits.

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SMELT GATE - PART 8 Folk’s - I had a most disheartening conversation recently with Mr. Collin Kidd, a gentleman who lives on the east bank of Muskrat Lake, and for decades has monitored the creek where Smelt spawn every spring. When questioned about this annual spawning ritual Mr. Kidd advised me that during - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - THERE WAS NO SPAWNING ACTIVITY WHATSOEVER BY THE SMELT. They did however spawn in - 2009 - the only year since - 2002 - the Ministry did not stock large trout - yet during these years every other fish spawned normally except lake trout, because they don’t reproduce in the lake. On the other hand - no one in living memory can ever recall one year Rainbow Smelt did not complete their annual reproductive cycle. Thus during the recent years - when the Smelt did not spawn - it’s clear trout were devouring them wholesale as they schooled up in pre spawning areas - after which they were dispersed around the lake - thus depriving them of any chance to reproduce. Therefore the only remedy for the damage done to our Rainbow Smelt is to have the Ontario Government instruct the Resources Ministry to cease stocking trout in Muskrat lake - and stock them in lakes where they pose no threat to the indigenous species. Because if this is not done soon - its all over for the Rainbow Smelt - and another chapter in the history of arbitrary - ill conceived programs concocted by government agency bureaucrats, will finally come to its sorry end. In any case - after not spawning in - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - Mr. Kidd said that last spring in - 2010 - the smelt did not spawn again - and the reason for that is the - 42,000 Large trout - Ministry biologists introduced since - 2002 - and this spring in - 2011 - when Mr. Kidd checked the spawning creek he saw only - 33 Smelt on April 13th - 2 Smelt on April 14th - and none on April 16th This mindless tragedy is the end result of an ecologically flawed Ministry agenda impacting a unique little fish that’s been the source of endless recreation for generations of area fishermen and families, who used to spend their winters fishing Smelt through the ice. Yet the Natural Resources Ministry - instead of ending this travesty continues to carry on about endangered turtles - bugs - snails - owls - trees - shorelines and so on. My question is - “what about the Endangered Species of Rainbow Smelt living in Muskrat Lake waters - and why is there no protection for this unique little fish as well” - thus saving them from extinction, so future generations of anglers can enjoy fishing for them as well. And if you want to know what I have to say, it’s this - we had better find someone else to save them soon - because if its left up to the Ministry of Natural Resources - Muskrat Lake’s Rainbow Smelt - will spiral down into the vortex of oblivion! So ask not for whom the bell now tolls - it tolls for these little fish - who are struggling against impossible odds to survive the depredations of the - 42,000 large lake trout - Ministry biologists dumped into Muskrat Lake since 2002. Folk’s - Mother Nature herself cry’s out for justice in this affair - a plea that every citizen should answer - so stand up and be counted - the fight to save our Rainbow Smelt has begun! Donald E. Broome, Cobden This ad is funded by the Cobden & District Legion Conservation Club 456821



ing against accepting Jewish orphans into Canada during the Second World War. “In the spirit of not furthering a long drawn out debate on her history, merits and faults, I felt it best to not pursue the naming,” the memo stated. Watson said in the memo that the building will open as scheduled in June, and will be retroactively named after more public consultations. Whitton, who was born in Renfrew in 1896, died in 1975. Whitton, who is also buried in town, was the first female mayor of a Canadian city (but not of a Canadian town). She was first elected Ottawa’s mayor in 1951. She did not seek re-election in 1956, when she unsuccessfully sought a Conservative seat in the House of Commons. But she was back as mayor from 1960 to 1964. Last year, Dave Mullington’s biography on her − Charlotte: The Last Sufragette − was published by General Store Publishing

Renfrew council prepares to unveil more photo history in chambers STEVE NEWMAN

During a brief ceremony Monday evening, photographic history will be added to the two back walls of the Renfrew council chambers. In keeping with tradition, council will add the photo of the last mayor, Sandi Heins, who was a member of town council for more than two decades. She lost October’s Renfrew mayoral race to Bill Ringrose. The photos of previous mayors already hang on that wall. The ceremony, which gets underway at 6:30 p.m., will also feature the unveiling of the other back wall, which used to be occupied by a large map. That ceremony will feature selected

photographs, including one of the town’s first council more than 150 years ago, and other photos and/or lists of councils since then. Within council chambers, the town really hasn’t given much visual recognition to other council members, said Bill Ringrose at the May 9 meeting of town council. This is a chance to recognize councillors and reeves, or members of their families who are still living, added the mayor Afterwards, council members will sit down for an informal braining-storming session on the town’s future. Other local municipalities, such as Horton and Admaston-Bromley, already display photos of past heads of council and/or other council members.

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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has withdrawn his proposal to name the city’s new archives building after former mayor and Renfrew-born Charlotte Whitton. The proposal, which was passed by the city’s finance and economic development committee, was scheduled to go to council on Wednesday, May 11. “These kinds of commemorative naming should be positive occasions that bring the community together,” Watson said in a memo to city councillors released to the media April 8. “Instead, this suggestion, which was mine and mine alone, was creating disunity in parts of the city, and as mayor, I felt it my obligation not to allow the matter to continue to divide.” Watson said he has spent a great deal of time immersed in the history of Whitton before and after the report was tabled and have found a wide body of contradictory information on her many statements and actions. Whitton has been criticized for lobby-

May 12, 2011 - The Renfrew Mercury

Proposal to name archives building after Whitton withdrawn


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Liberal Party of Canada was drubbed in T he Canada’s May 2 election.

Thanks to community

Git ’er done All across the country, except in Quebec, the majority of Canadians simply couldn’t buy into the deal Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff was offering. And here in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, the majority of voters decided, once again, that they are doing just fine, thank you very much. Canadians have also placed the utmost trust in a majority Conservative government, led by Stephen Harper, to steer the Good Ship Canada through the still-rough waters of an international recession. There may be some damage to the hull, but we’re still afloat. For many, that’s enough. But we’re far from out of the woods. One only needs to follow music, fashion and pop culture trends to see how we tend to echo problems felt in the United States. An historic election in the United States that swept Barack Obama to power didn’t just happen. It was a very human response to a very closed, hard-fisted government intent on wielding its military power and pushing a hard-on-crime agenda, all the while turning a blind eye to white-collar criminals on Wall Street who robbed from peoples’ hard-earned pensions. Those criminals vandalized an entire economy but walked away largely unscathed. And some still pick up grotesque bonuses despite their ineptitude. That is not Canada. We enjoy a regulatory system that has served our country for years and years proved its value and must be protected. This is clearly one realm where you certainly don’t want your government to back off. As we dodge the pylons of an uncertain world economy, the coming four years won’t be easy. Helping the many – yes, they do exist – unemployed, underemployment and poverty-striken families will take more than tossing occasional tax breaks their way. It will take a serious look at where the jobs are going and why. It will mean being pro-active. Education will be a key to this region’s economic development. Although judging by some of the tired rhetoric thrown at Liberal candidate Christine Tabbert, going away to school and getting highly-educated is a bad thing. Let’s hope that nonsensical view is not one being promoted by parents across the region. If we want our children to come back home and makes lives here, we need to welcome them, not attack them. With four years of power assured, it will be interesting to see how the Conservative government starts to address the laundry list of concerns held by the rock-hard block of voters who have stood staunchly and loyally by MP Cheryl Gallant. Loyalty is a very rural value – almost as important as the fierce independence that built communities from Renfrew to Eganville, and Cobden to Calabogie. We hope this loyalty is rewarded and wish our MP well as she takes our battles – all of our battles – to a majority term on Parliament Hill. As we say in the Valley, git ’er done.

To the editor: The Calabogie Community Rink Committee (CCRC) held a very successful fundraiser, celebrating the Phase One completion of rink renovations. Shooter’s Bar and Grill hosted the event, providing appetizers and music to entertain the guests. CFL player Justin Phillips and NHL player Mike Blundin attended, mingling with crowd. Over $1000 was raised. CCRC would like to extend a big thank you to Shooter’s for making the event possible, and once again to thank all of the Phase One volunteers. The renovations would not be possible without the generous and extensive community support that the committee has received. Stay tuned for Phase Two! Sincerely, Anne Lefebvre on behalf of the Calabogie Community Rink Committee


Almost all gracious in defeat To the editor: Once again, the people of RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke have expressed their choice at the polls and once again our incumbent has been re-elected. In view of past representation I can hardly say it’s in the best interests of the riding, but I do offer my congratulations on a very successful and decisive victory. My congratulations go out to the defeated candidates as well. I was impressed by the way in which all of the defeated candidates accepted their defeat, with the exception of Mr. Clouthier. He’s still not sure why he lost – was it the fault of the other defeated candidates? He says he would have beaten Ms. Gallant if the others hadn’t run, or was it the destruction of his signs?

In one statement he said he lost nearly 3,000 and again he mentioned the number 750. Excuses, Hec, are like the rabbit that said that he would have won the race if he hadn’t stopped for a nap and to answer the call of nature. The Liberals, the NDP and the Green Party all lost for the same reason, as did you Hec – the people of RNP didn’t want you. It’s commendable to see people who accept defeat graciously, it’s sad when people don’t have the courage and honesty to accept their own defeat and try to blame others. As for your advice regarding the nomination of candidates, thank you Hec, but in the future if we want advice from you we’ll ask. Kevin O’Kane Cobden

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Maybe change needed at county To the editor: You know you’ve got to be doing the right thing today when the media dislike you as much as your opposition. The local federal leadership debates, though mostly grandstanding, were still full of excitement as the three left-wing parties and a man with a grudge tried (and failed) to discredit our Conservative MP, Cheryl Gallant. Disregarding all the repetitive twaddle, the single most significant difference between the parties always comes back to expose the soft socialist underbelly of the opposition. There are three left-wing parties but only the conservative party believes in our personal rights from long guns to large families and everything in between. The question of the Ottawa River Heritage Designation was the clear dividing line between the ideologies of the left and right. See ‘Doors’, Page 11 Publisher’s Liability: The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising from errors in advertisements beyond actual amount paid for space used by the part of the advertisement containing the error. The publisher shall not be liable for non-insertion of any advertisement. the publisher will not knowingly publish any advertisement which is illegal, misleading or offensive. The contents of this newspaper are protected by copyright and may be used only for your personal non-commercial purposes. All other rights are reserved and commercial use is prohibited. Permission to republish any material must be sought from the relevant copyright owner.



Admaston-Bromley Councillor Michael Donohue is calling opposition to heritage designation of the Ottawa River “pandering” and “an abdication of leadership.” “I, myself, do have an increasing number of concerns with regulations,” he said, “but this seems to be a ludicrous thing to hang your hat on if you’re going to draw your line in the sand on this.” “It seems to me that whatever land-use policies are going to be developed within the province of Ontario are going to be developed whether this river has heritage designation or does not have a heritage designation. And this seems to be a straw man that is being set up. It’s appalling,” Donohue added. “This is probably, as far as I’m concerned, this is THE heritage river in the country,” he said of the historic Ottawa River. Donohue’s comments came on the heels of Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe’s May 5 update on a bleeding off of support for heritage river designation by some municipal councils. She said there has to be a reason why, when you’ve done all you can to provide all the documentation and logical thought needed, plus presentations by Order of Canada member Fred Blackstein, some people still won’t believe. Briscoe then referred to an interesting CBC radio interview she heard just that morning which looked at conspiracy theories and how they work. She explained that no matter how much logic and fact is presented, people driven by fear will continue to oppose and create conspiracy theories to back their position. Briscoe even went so far as to compare the situation to the Tea Party movement in the United States and the movement to question that President Barack Obama was born in the United States, a point that has been proven but some still won’t accept. She described such opposition as “built and bred in” and a “very, very worrisome” thing. Understanding that many people who have decided to oppose the designation will not change. The rural mayor, however, remains optimistic. “Hope trumps fear,” Briscoe finally concluded. “We have to work on the hope.”

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Township council gives go-ahead to two MotorSports events PETER CLARK

Greater Madawaska Council gave its okay to Calabogie MotorSports for a pair of events coming up at the track. Calabogie MotorSports requested an exemption from the normal operating noise restriction for the 2011 IMSA (International Motor Sport Association) GT3 Race Weekend May 13-15 and the Calabogie Cup June 24-26. The noise level bylaw stands at 45 decibels, and Calabogie MotorSports requested permission of a level of, but not above, 65 decibels for those two weekends. Council gave the park the stamp of approval on a 4-1 vote for a special exemption permit. Councillor Glenda McKay opposed, in response to emails she has received from residents in her ward.

“As GMT councillor located to monitor other special events in Ward 1, I truly feel that a res- that might exceed noise bylaw ident’s voice should be heard and levels. given the same weighted value Mayor Peter Emon closed out as any event organizer,” McKay noted. “I voted against granting the proposed exemption requests to allow the noise levels to increase to 65 DB, as the noise bylaw is there to protect the citizens of Greater Madawaska and is not meant to penalize event organizers. “The event would still happen as proposed but the noise levels would be required to conform with the 45 DB as allowed under the noise bylaw without granting the exemption,” councillor McKay observed. Calabogie MotorSports also has agreed to pay 50 per cent of noise bylaw enforcement rates until the end of the 2011 season. Council is discussing the option of hiring its bylaw officer

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Re: more noise at GM council Dear editor: I can tell spring is here! The birds are chirping, and the rumblings about Calabogie MotorSports Park have begun. I haven’t heard rumblings from the track yet, just about it. And that, just three short weeks after the Mercury ran an article extolling the virtues of tourism, and the need to maintain or even improve the economy of the township and the county through tourism. And the big topic at our committee of the whole meeting is CMP. Given that noise level legislation is provincially regulated, I wonder why the committee is even discussing the issue. It’s a provincial law! It is not a local bylaw able to be changed by a noise control committee, which may or may not have a grasp of the term ‘best interest of the community at large’. One has to wonder whether Munford’s store would have been re-built, were it not for the track?

If this is the issue that will dominate council meetings for the season, then perhaps we don’t really need a council. CMP is doing everything within the laws of the land. They have the right to apply for a few variances, and they have. It’s akin to the Ride for Dad, where all these motorcycle riders go for a spin. They have police escorts, clog the roads for a bit, and everyone watches and cheers them on. It’s called an event, as are the two weekends for which CMP has variances. Like the CNE or SuperEx. Our council would better spend it’s time attracting auxiliary services to the area which would assist the track, and the Peaks, and the golf courses, and the trails, with things like accommodation, restaurants, etc. rather than debating things they have little or no control over. Denis Gauthier Norway Lake

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To the editor: I am extremely proud to live in Renfrew and want to thank everyone who helped make this past weekend a success when the Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club, along with the Arnprior Wrestling Club, hosted the Eastern Canadian Wrestling Championships at Ma-Te-Way Activity Center. Our communities came together and the co-operation, help and openness was truly amazing. The MAC staff was excellent, not only doing their job but going out of their way all weekend to help make the event spectacular. At every turn I was hearing them say, “Is there anything else we can do?” We had underestimated how many athletes would attend and with over 360 wrestlers this event became one of, if not the largest Eastern Canadian Championships in history; perhaps because our Canadian friends know Renfrew puts on a good show. We had so many attending that on Friday, our first day, we ran out of food to feed those in attendance. Metro came to our aid – big time – and we managed

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Continued from Page 8 Our MP Cheryl Gallant didn’t waver one bit in spite of months of continual attacks from the media, County of Renfrew and all the other socialists who are quite willing to open another door for some future regulations and probable tax increases on private land in the large designated area. You really have to wonder whose side the $100,000 club at the County of Renfrew is on when they keep enabling benevolent liberal dictators like Dalton McGuinty to enforce regulations without any opposition. Maybe the change we need is at the county level instead of federal level. The opposition parties were tripping over each other telling the politically correct how desperately they wanted to allow this new zoning designation to go ahead and to heck with the property owners, many of whom

pay heavy taxes already. And this isn’t just a local problem. Nationally we are seeing one of the biggest battles between real democracy and socialism. The ‘progressive’ left have forced on us a police state of pay equity policing, affirmative action police, language police, smoke-free car police, Canadian content police, thought and speech police through human rights constables and public extortion fees through unrelenting regulations. There are those that want to regulate and control by governing, those that want to be regulated and controlled by government, and then there are those rugged individuals who live in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke County that somehow, just don’t fit into their neat little left-wing boxes of conformity and that’s why MP Cheryl Gallant was reelected. Ken O’Day Eganville



May 12, 2011 - The Renfrew Mercury

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A fundraiser that really hits the spot STEVE NEWMAN

Seven teams vied for top honours in the second annual Renfrew Rib Challenge Saturday. Members of the Renfrew paramedic base were back to defend their title, but the best they could do was a fourth-place tie with the Renfrew OPP. “It’s a tough job, but somebody has to

do it,” said Staff-Sgt. Colin Slight while working at the barbecue for the Renfrew OPP detachment. It turned out to be a very close battle, as a panel of five judges put McNab-Braeside Firefighters first with 85 points, Renfrew Firefighters second at 84, and Renfrew Victoria Hospital third at 83. The Horton and Douglas fire departments also competed. The winning team of Shannon O’Brien,

The McNab-Braeside Fire Department team of Shannon O’Brien, Jeremy Barnett and Karen Barsoski accept top prize for the second annual Rib Challenge from Renfrew Warden Bob Sweet. They are joined, from left, by judge and Renfrew Mayor Bill Ringrose, McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell, fire mascot Sparky, judge Steve Newman of The Mercury, paramedics Steve Osipenko and Mike Nolan, and judge and county CAO Jim Hutton and Cindy Clyne of myFM. At right: John Atkins looks on as his daughter, Lauryn, applies a honey-barbecue sauce to Horton Fire Department ribs during the Renfrew Rib Challenge. Photo by Alyson Olsheski

Jeremy Barnett and Karen Barsoski were pleased to win, but they weren’t saying too much about their winning ingredients. However, Barnett would say a marinade was one of the ingredients, and that a key was cooking low and slow. He also said he gleaned a few insights into the art of barbecuing during a trip to Nashville, Tenn., restaurants a while ago. The real winner was the community at large, in the fundraiser geared at placing more defibrillators across Renfrew County, as the general public paid $5 per adult plate of coleslaw, beans and ribs. The inaugural event in 2010 raised $900. This year’s proceeds, on a day that included other events downtown and the Canada East wrestling tournament, raised $785. Local paramedic Rob Dodge says the five-year-old public access defibrillators program has helped purchase and place more than 50 defibrillators across Renfrew County. These are located in a wide variety of buildings, including municipal offices, schools and sports facilities. The program has been made possible through the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and with private and corporate sponsorship. The second Renfrew Rib Challenge happened with the assistance of Tracey’s Dairy, Renfrew Rent-All, Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre, Sterlings No-Frills and Bonnechere Manor kitchen staff.

John Atkins looks on as his daughter, Lauryn, applies a honey-barbecue sauce to Horton Fire Department ribs during the Renfrew Rib Challenge. Mercury photo by Steve


Warden Sweet was joined on the judging panel by Renfrew County CAO Jim Hutton, Cindy Clyne of myFM, Steve Newman of The Mercury and Renfrew Mayor Bill Ringrose.

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Aeromodellers join County Expo 150 JENNIFER LAYMAN Renfrew County Expo 150

Paramedic Rob Dodge looks on as Renfrew County Warden Bob Sweet does his final weigh-in for the Slim Till You Win competition. In the background is acting district manager and paramedic Steve Osipenko.

Lanark County prevails But Renfrew County wins leadershp award STEVE NEWMAN

Lanark County has prevailed in the first-ever Slim Till You Win competition with Renfrew County. The event kicked off in February, as part of heart health month, then continued through March and April. The final results were based on statistics for 185 participants from each of the two counties. As Renfrew County chief paramedic Mike Nolan indicated at the outset of the campaign, the health profiles of both counties left something to be desired. Therefore, the campaign was aimed at getting participants to adopt a healthier lifestyle, including better nutritional choices and appropriate exercise habits. When considering the total amount of weight and inches lost (according to a waistline measurement), Lanark County lost 11 per cent, or 533.3 pounds and 212.5 inches. Renfrew County lost a combined total of 8.2 per cent, or 433.6 pounds and 155.75 inches.

“We had a very positive response,” said health promotion officer Melissa McInnes of the Renfrew County paramedic service. “People were very happy to participate from the get-go. We hope to do it again.” Back in February, federal health minister Leona Agulukkag said heart health month represented a chance “for us all to focus on steps we can take to help prevent cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes.” She noted nine out of 10 Canadians older than 20 have at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Some of these factors are high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, stress, physical inactivity, not eating enough fruits and vegetables, and being overweight or obese. Although Lanark won the inaugural Slim Till You Win, the leadership award went to Renfrew County council for defeating its Lanark County counterpart. To do that, the Renfrew group lost near 180 pounds.

The Pembroke and Area Airport is the perfect spot for the Algonquin Aeromodellers who are planning a significant demonstration for visitors to Expo 150. The Aeromodellers will have model airplane displays, an operating model railroad display and model cars and airplane simulators. The group will also provide a flying plane and helicopter, an exclusive display of the Silver Dart and Avro Arrow and a display of the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada. There will also be an opportunity for children to build a flying model with all supplies provided at no additional charge. The Pembroke & District Model Airplane Club (PAD MAC) was formed in 1970, the name of the club changed to Algonquin Aeromodellers in 2004. Their flying field is on 286 TV Tower Road in Pembroke. Their members have many years of experience flying and building all types of model aircraft, including free flight, control line and radio control, and look forward to providing information to those interested in model aviation at Expo 150.

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU FROM HOSPICE RENFREW The staff and organizers of Hospice Renfrew’s 5th Annual Hike for Hospice would like to send out thanks to all the volunteers, participants and corporate sponsors who made this year’s hike a success! With the help of the community, $43,882.15 has been raised so far, and pledges are still coming in. People hiked, biked, ran and rolled their way down the Millennium trail in remembrance of loved ones and in support of a local cause close to the hearts of many. Money received at events like this help Hospice Renfrew remain free of charge to all residents of Renfrew County. A special thank you goes out to our lead hikers, the Emergency Service Workers. They seem to always see us at our worst and this was a great way to see them working as community ambassadors! You are truly a vital part of what makes this community a safe place to live. The memory board was an amazing piece of work, thanks to Diana Wakely. Memories of this day will last forever because of the photos taken by Carrie MacMillan and her helpers, thank you. Forty Creek did an amazing job, playing the tunes that got us moving for the warm-up led by Paul and Sarah from Ultimate Fitness. Thank you for giving of your time. The muffins made by Connie Watchorn were great along with the other treats prepared by her volunteers. Margi, the coffee was great. Metro and Medigas also helped with food Thank you. Thanks to The Bossy Family for manning the water station at Mateway and to McGregor’s Produce for supplying the tents so we were protected from the elements. Thanks to Breen Insurance, Valley Signs, TF Custom Signs for helping with Hike promotions. Thank you to Brian Stokes for helping with the site set-up and to Renfrew Home Hardware for lending their new trailer to be our stage. The staff from the Town of Renfrew did an awesome job getting the park and trail ready. Dragonfly Golf Links generously donated their tables, chairs, coolers and golf cart for the day. Thanks Marshall Ray for driving around in the cart to make sure everyone was doing OK. Thanks to the parishioners of the Renfrew Presbyterian Church for letting us use their facility. Thanks to Barb Westgarth for setting up our new website. Thanks to the ladies who walked in the rain on Friday picking up garbage so others could appreciate the beauty of our area, thanks also for staying behind and picking up after us. Thanks to the ladies who handed out T-shirts and teddy bears. The face-painting was a hit for young and old, thanks to the high school students. The ladies from RBC did a remarkable job looking after the business side of the day and Leo the Lion was again adorable. Thanks to the media, especially MyFM for major sponsorship, and for the Renfrew Mercury and Cogeco for being there the day of the event. The hours of media coverage you have given us is so appreciated. Mark Papousek and Jamie Cybulski did a tremendous job being our master of ceremonies. We are truly blessed by a very generous community. If we missed anyone we are truly sorry. We hope to see everyone out next year! The Hike for Hospice Renfrew Committee

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GUESTS FROM RENFREWSHIRE Expo 150 has confirmed that Provost Celia Lawson and Coun. William Perrie from Renfrewshire, Scotland will participate in the opening ceremonies. They begin with a parade led by RCMP mounted police, followed by the pipe bands and Legion bands Warden and Mrs. Sweet will arrive, and the Scottish guests will arrive at the end of the parade in a four-horse carriage.

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FORESTRY EXHIBIT There will be a substantial forestry exhibit at Expo 150; one that you won’t want to miss. Log sleighs, trucks and loaders will be on site as well as horse logging, the pointer boat, timber sports, the Alligator Boat, a fire tower (that will be used in Renfrew County following Expo 150), a model forest and a maple syrup experience. In addition, Smokey the Bear will be on site every hour for photos with children. A chainsaw carver will demonstrate every half hour. Other events in the exhibit include timber sports and Aboriginal wood crafting.

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Workers killed on the job remembered PETER CLARK

Family, union members and fellow employees of people killed or injured on the job joined as one to honour their comrades at the National Day of Mourning April 28. The Renfrew and District Labour Council hosted the annual event held at O’Brien Park over the noon hour. Renfrew and District Labour Council president Susan McSheffrey and New Democratic Party candidate Eric Burton spoke at the ceremony. Renfrew Collegiate student Joe Steele provided bagpipe music during the wreath por-

tion of the ceremony. A minute of silence followed. Twenty-eight years ago, the Canadian labour Congress declared April 28 a National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job, to raise awareness of the thousands of workers whose lives were forever changed by injury and the hundreds who die every year, McSheffrey noted. Parliament passed the workers’ Mourning Day Act to formally recognize April 28 as a day or mourning across Canada. “Every year the labour council marks the day with these solemn ceremonies in Renfrew and Pembroke at the

Nature in Your Neighbourhood CHERYL KEETCH A new community project called Nature in Your Neighbourhood is being launched on May 20 at 9 a.m. in Eganville at the Rotary Park. The park is adjacent to the Eganville Arena, on Jane Street. The project is a collaborative initiative of the Ottawa River Institute and the Bonnechere River Watershed Project with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Nature in Your Neighbourhood (NYN) project will promote outdoor recreation and physical activity while encouraging stewardship and conservation of the natural environment on which we all depend. The project is identifying outdoor sites, particularly those close to communities within the Bonnechere River watershed; Renfrew, Eganville, Golden Lake, Killaloe, Round Lake and others. The location of the sites and information about them will be published in a Nature in Your Neighbourhood guide that will be made available to residents and tourists to the area. The project is also producing a Nature in Your Neighbourhood cablevision series with TVCogeco to complement and promote the

use of the sites by youth, adults, families, school and community groups for outdoor learning, physical activity and awareness about nature and ecosystem health. Special guests May 20 will be MPP John Yakabuski, Bonnechere Valley Township Mayor Jennifer Murphy, and representatives of the collaborating organizations and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. This project invites community input, so please come out. Everyone is welcome. The Ottawa River Institute is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster sustainable communities and ecological integrity in the Ottawa River Watershed. The Bonnechere River Watershed Project is a not-for profit organization whose mission is to inform and influence environmental stewardship. The Ottawa River Institute and the Bonnechere River Watershed Project gratefully acknowledges funding for this project from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the government of Ontario. Visit the organizations website at www. and

memorials erected by our group,” McSheffrey pointed out. “We mourn the men and women who went to work and never came home – sons, daughters, husbands, wives, dads and moms. “Dead because their workplace was not safe! Dead because they got cancer! Dead because they were attacked!” McSheffrey stressed. “Every year we make a pledge to not only mourn their loss, but also to fight for the living through safe work

legislation. We urge the governments to get tough on crime by prosecuting employers who ignore health and safety laws.” Burton echoed those thoughts. “We must improve safety for working Canadians, give workers a clear and effective voice in Parliament and continue to fight for the future,” Burton said. Commemorative Day of Mourning activities are now held in more than 100 countries.

Mary Wright honours her son during National Day of Mourning April 28. Jamie Wright was electrocuted on the job Dec. 4, 2001. Mercury photo by Peter Clark

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Amazing race down Raglan

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Braden Troutman and Greg Sawbridge make their way down Raglan Street.

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On May 6, St. Joseph’s Catholic High School held its annual spring spirit day. This year, with the help of our two spirit ministers Holly Mahusky and Marissa Lewis, and other members of student council, the day went down a different path than usual. For some students and staff, it was a chance to go to Ma-Te-Way Park to play sports including baseball, and soccer. For those who are not that into sports, there were other activities. However, that was not all that was going on during this day for members of the SJHS school community. While students and staff were at MaTe-Way Park, 10 four-person teams participating in a game of the Amazing Race across Renfrew. With the co-operation of local businesses, participants moved through the downtown business section, following clues from business to business. Some of the participants were The Warehouse, the town office, Scott’s Shoes, the fire hall, Mac’s, Metro and the library. Teams started out at SJHS where they received their first clue. The clues led each team to a different business for subsequent clues. Congratulations to those who participated. This Amazing Race turned out to be a big success! On behalf of St. Joseph’s Catholic High School, I would like to thank those businesses, who through their cooperation, allowed us access to

VICTORIA SLIGHT JAGUAR JOURNAL their premises and contributed to the success of a wonderful spirit day. Following morning activities, there was also a barbecue and a talent show featuring many of the usual entertainers. The St. Joseph’s Catholic High School community regularly participates in many different fundraising events for many different causes. In the past, we have raised money for cancer, disaster relief in Haiti, for the Dominican Republic mission, or collected snowsuits and Christmas care packages for those in need, both near and far. Currently, the St. Francis Xavier (SFX) Parish Youth Group, which is comprised of a small group of students from both local parishes, and the remaining SJHS students, are raising funds for a contribution to the SFX roof fund. This fund is to pay for recent repairs made to the parish hall roof. As a unique and novel idea, silicon wristbands with the words St. Joseph’s High School or Jaguars are available in two sizes in either of the two school colours. These wristbands sell for one dollar each usually during the lunch period. They have only been on sale for a week but sales are already doing well!

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ST. JOSEPH’S PITCHES IN St. Joseph’s Catholic High School students cleaned areas around the school, including streets and parks during a pitch-in day May 12. Doing their part with the spring cleaning, from left, are Rebecca Gooddy, Kyle Dunegan and Bekah Vaile.

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MEAGAN BEATTIE after school Wednesdays, as are jazz and concert band. A coffee house will celebrate the talents of many students on May 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. The soccer and track and field seasons are already in mid-season. Soccer has been a blast so far, even with our initially delayed season due to the wind storm last week. Last week the Seniors held games against Arnprior and the Juniors hosted Opeongo. All teams took on St. Joe’s at various locations Thursday. The scores and results varied, but as always the Raiders gave it their all. Track and field season seems to be flying by unbelievably quickly. The county championships were in Arnprior yesterday (Wednesday) and last week the team travelled to a meet at Thousand Islands Secondary School. EOSSAA (all eastern Ontario) will May 19-20 in Brockville. Recently students completed their mid-term assignments and assessments for semester two. Students are now involved in various classroom activities including debates in law class, Tomatosphere in Grade 9 science, an ongoing NASH lab, Advocacy for Literary history in Grade 12 English, and a Grade 12 cultural excursion to Montreal for a day. In closing, I hope you can make it to an event at RCI soon. Relive the days which will someday delight all of us here, to remember.


Queen Elizabeth Public School held their annual Spirit Walk at the school grounds May 6. Students and staff raised more than $300 to be shared by Juvenile Diabetes and the school’s Breakfast Club. Youngsters Jasmine Sullivan, left, and Sadie Cuccaro obviously enjoy their time out of class. Paul Vaillancourt of Ultimate Fitness led all participates in warm-up exercises in the gymnasium and piper Joe Steele of Renfrew Collegiate led the way out to the school grounds. Mercury photo by Peter Clark




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THE RCDSB IS ISSUING A REQUEST FOR TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF WASHROOM PARTITIONS AND DOORS TO VARIOUS RCDSB ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. To obtain the RFT document, please visit the Renfrew County District School Board Administration Office at 1270 Pembroke Street West, call 613-735-0151 Ext. 2237, email, or download from Biddingo ( TENDER DOCUMENTS WILL BE READY FOR DISTRIBUTION AT 1:00:00PM ON FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011. Sealed submissions, clearly labeled RFT #201116, will be received before 2:00:00 PM, FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011 and must be submitted to the following address: RENFREW COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ATTN: Peggy Fiebig, Purchasing Agent 1270 Pembroke Street West Pembroke, ON K8A 4G4 The Renfrew County District School Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all submissions. Lowest or any submission not necessarily accepted. 401323

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If it were possible to sing through a newspaper, then that is what I would be doing right now. And if there was a carnival song, then that is what I would be singing! Yes, that’s right, your eyes do not deceive you, carnival. The Bonnie Kerr Cure for Cancer Carnival is Friday, May 13 and many volunteers are excited about supporting this worthwhile initiative. We have a few little surprises and lots of fun planned. Elementary students will have a chance to participate from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., then the carnival opens to the public from 4 to 7 p.m. It will be hosted at Ma-Te-Way Park again this year. Since the carnival is so close, it is natural the Relay for Life is also! I am really excited to finally be a part of this great event, a part of the road to making cancer history! Everyone knows someone who has fought a battle with cancer, and times like this, at Relay, bring us together to join the fight against the disease. On May 27 we hope to see many new faces. RCI is, as I recently discovered, the second-highest school supporter of Relay for Life in Ontario! And help from the Renfrew community is an important part of that success. Soccer, tennis, track and field and softball seasons are all going on at the same time, and I assure you, it is demanding of teachers’ and students’ time. Trying to balance more than one of these is awfully hard to do, but it seems like, more than ever, students are getting involved in extracurricular activity. For example, dance classes are held



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Three Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club medallists battle for at the Canada East wrestling championships. At left, Jolie Brisco has the upper hand on teammate Tyleena Coulterman; Chelsea Bernard lost this gold-medal match to Kirti Saxena in the 46-kilogram kid class; and eventual silver medallist Logan Picard is in trouble against opponent Irman Kang in the novice boys’ 29.1-kg. class.

Renfrew wrestlers shine as Canada East champs STEVE NEWMAN

For as long as many members of the Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club have lived, the club has excelled at the Canada East championships, and this year was no exception. RAWC took five of six age groups, with titles for novice boys and girls, kid boys and girls, and bantam girls. Add a third place in bantam boys, and the Renfrew club emerged an easy winner for the overall title. Three examples of excellence in the tournament, which was hosted by the Renfrew and Arnprior clubs at Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre last weekend, were three competitors who have embraced the sport with a high degree of enthusiasm and skill – gold-medallist Jolie Brisco and silver-medallists Joey Hanniman and Chelsea Bernard. Brisco, 9, went undefeated in the novice girls’ 27.8-kg class for her gold medal. “It’s awesome, because last year I didn’t win so much, and this year I wanted to come back and beat people,” said the 62-pound bundle of energy. “This year I made a lot of new friends. Also, it’s really challenging and I just really like it.” So does Joey Hanniman, 13, who was looking to win a second straight Canada East title. Hanniman, who has wrestled since he was nine years old, loves the challenges faced in the sport and being in shape.

The youngster, who’s nicknamed Always Red by some teammates, won his first two matches in the 55-kg bantam boys division Saturday before losing Sunday’s gold-medal match to Harvir Lall of the Matmen. “It was a good fight,” said Hanniman. “I was trying to control his movements, but he was stronger,” added the youngster, who finished the season with 14 wins and four losses, including a nine-match win streak. Another silver medallist from RAWC was Chelsea Bernard of Haley Station. She says she wasn’t pleased with repetitive pinching by opponent Karti Saxena of Akhara of Champions Club in Mississauga, Ont., in the kids girls 46-kg. class. But the 11-year-old remained philosophical about the loss that prevented her from winning a second straight Canada East title. “Every match, somebody’s going to win and somebody’s going to lose,” she figured. It was also only Bernard’s second loss of the year, with the other one also coming against Saxena. “It doesn’t really bug me,” she said of the loss. Besides, her love for wrestling persists. “I’m obsessed with the sport,” she admitted. “I think it’s because there are so many different experiences you can have, and so many different opportunities.” Medal opportunities were also available for the Arnprior

Wrestling Club, which picked up a medal of each colour. Bailey Andrews won the novice boys’ 33.2-kg. class, Brian Sheeler was second in the novice 37.5, and Liam Mayhew took third in the kid boys’ 32.9. The names of RAWC’s nearly 40 medallists appear below: • Novice (ages 9-10) boys – 26.7kg: 2. Hayden Moore; 29.1 kg: 2. Logan Picard, 3. Shamus Coyne; 33.8-kg: 3. Brady Limlaw; 35.7 kg: 2. Cody McDonald; 37.5 kg: 3. Ethan Joudrey; 39.2 kg: 1. Colton Charbonneau, 2. Simon Rose;

45.1 kg: 1. Henry Innes; 51.6 kg: 1. Cole McKee. • Novice girls – 27.8 kg: 1. Jolie Brisco; 31.8 kg: 2. Shanna Beauchamp; 40 kg: 1. Rachel McDonald. • Kid (11-12) boys: 33.8 kg: 3. Cody Driscoll; 34.9 kg: 3. Curtis Bernard; 35.7 kg: 3. Jesse Deschamps; 39.3 kg: 2. Skylar Mirault; 46.4 kg: 2. Brendan Forster, 3. Curtis Forrest; 48.7 kg: 3. Ryan Landriault; 79.3 kg: 2. Cole Herbert. • Kid girls: 31.3 kg: 2. Montanna Duncan; 33.6 kg: Lilyan War-

ren; 35.8 kg: 2. Cassey Hewitt, 3. Paulena Oattes; 46 kg: 2. Chelsea Bernard; 51.5 kg: 3. Samantha Daynes; 58.6 kg: 1. Brittany Megrath; 61.1 kg: 1. Tiara Lewis; 83.1 kg: 1. Sydney Phillips. • Bantam (13-14) boys: 55 kg: 2. Joey Hanniman; 60.7 kg: 3. Colton Warren; 72 kg: 3. Brandon McDonald; 80.9 kg: 3. Cole Herbert. • Bantam girls: 39.1 kg: 1. Jade Charlebois, 2. Theresa Hackbarth, 3. Alycia Laframboise; 41 kg: 2. Ida Yates-Lavery; 59.1 kg: 2. Athena Mitchell.

Three out of four ain’t bad Each year during the hockey playoffs, I follow from near and far the fortunes of what I consider to be the area and local teams – Ottawa 67’s, Gatineau Olympiques, Pembroke Lumber Kings and, of course, the Renfrew Timberwolves. Only the 67’s had a short playoff shelf life in 2011. Despite their No. 2 status, the 67’s were knocked off by the seventhseed Sudbury Wolves in four straight, in the opening round of the Ontario playoffs. The other three teams have been great. The Wolves won the Valley Division championship, and Gatineau is battling the heavy-favoured St. John Sea Dogs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League final for the right to advance to the Memo-

PETER CLARK PETER’S PUTTERINGS rial Cup tournament. And now, it can never again be said that the Lumber Kings have never won a national title. The five-time Central Hockey League champions made the breakthrough Sunday night. The Lumber Kings blanked the two-time Royal Bank Cup title-holding Vernon Vipers 2-0 in Camrose, Atla. The Cup comes to the City of Pembroke for the first time. Have there been better Kings teams? That can always be up for debate. But this team put it together when it had to. After a 1-and-3 record in the

round-robin, the Lumber Kings turned back the host Camrose Kodiaks 4-2 Saturday night, and then scored twice in the third period to pull the crown away from a Vernon team bidding to become the first three-peat holder of the title. Pembroke calls itself Hockey Town Canada. This year, it is. * * * The two men to coach Game 7s in the Stanley Cup final with two different teams are Mike Keenan with Philadelphia (1987) and NY Rangers (1994), and Mike Babcock with Anaheim (2003) and Detroit (2009). And for this week: Vancouver’s last trip to the Western final was in 1994. What team did they beat to advance to the Stanley Cup final?



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SOCCER SEASON OPENS On the soccer pitch, the RCI senior girls tied the Arnprior Redmen 1-1, and defeated the Opeongo Wildcats 2-0. Rachel Folkema had all three goals and Shelby Inglis the shutout. Coach Ed Oegema had six Junior Raiders in the lineup for a short-staffed RCI team. The Senior Raiders also stopped the Madawaska Valley District Wolves 2-1 Monday in Barry’s Bay behind goals from Folkema on a penalty shot, and Maddie Kubiseski. The Raiders bounced back from a 3-0 setback to Arnprior by blanking Opeongo 4-0 and Madawaska 2-0 in senior boys action. Coach Bill Currie got a balanced attack highlighted by goals from Matt Sharpe, Colton Nichol, Blake McHenry and Brennan Inglis against Opeongo. Nichol and Sharpe scored in Barry’s Bay. Abe Ellement chalked up the two shutouts for the Raiders. The RCI junior girls opened 2011 with a 2-0 win over in Opeongo. Julie Gaddess and Jenna Cluett counted Raider goals while Chloe Eady and Drew Shalla shared RCI’s first shutout of the season. Fullback Meagan Beattie and Kelsey Kargus in midfield had big games for the Raiders, coach Oegema said. Opeongo topped the junior boys 3-1. Connor Jamieson scored for RCI. Neal Gibbons and Eric Vincent split goalkeeping duties. Dan Norton turned in an aggressive effort for the Raiders, coach Adam Noack noted.

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A strong defence by Mid-Town Flooring limited Dunbar Petroleum to 17 points. Kelsey Jessup’s 19 points propelled MidTown to 42 points and victory. Some fine shooting, including four treys in the first half, resulted in a 20-13 lead for the Reunions over Mid-Town Flooring at the half. Mid-Town hung around until late when they scored three consecutive baskets to tie the score (31-31). Mae Donohue then drove the length of the floor before popping an eight-footer to preserve the Reunions unbeaten streak. Mae finished with 16 points while Sarah Dougherty topped MidTown with 12. The Reunions again led 20-13 at the half, but they extended the lead in a 42-23 victory over Aikenhead’s. Mae Donohue again led the charge, this time netting 17. Signature Styles took an early 9-4 lead over Frances Lemke Cooperators. Defensive lapses cost the Styles, allowing the Co-operators four quick baskets to gain a 16-13 lead. The Styles tied it at 21, and then again at 23 and 25. The Co-operators finished with a mini run to win 33-27. Tasha Latendresse topped 14 scorers with 12 points. Signature Styles was hot from outside, and needed to be to stay close to Ray’s Flowers at 16-15. Sometimes you live and die by the outside shot. As the Stylers cooled off, Ray’s continued to pump it inside and cruised to a 60-26 victory. Lisa Blokland was unstoppable on her way to 27 points. Neither team found mesh easily or frequently, but at the end of 32 minutes Ray’s had outscored Dunbar Petroleum 22-10. Lisa Blokland had over half of her team’s points with 12. Aikenhead’s gave Mid-Town Flooring a scare by leading 1210 early. Mid-Town snipers soon found the range, however, and pulled away 38-22. Kelsey Jessup and Caitlin Dougherty both hit double digits for Mid-Town. Aikenhead’s also gave Frances Lemke Co-operators a scare, leading 14-10 after 16 minutes. The Co-operators weren’t to be denied, and pulled away to a 3324 victory. Thirteen straight points to start the second half catapulted the Reunions from an 18-14 deficit to a 40-28 win. Mae Donohue led the victors with 17 points while Janet Goulard paced the Co-operators with 10. With the season past the midpoint, the Reunions are in the lead with a 7-0 record. Mid-Town has two losses and is followed closely by Ray’s and the Co-operators with three losses each.


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Queen Elizabeth Public School students join members of the Canadian military at Low Square before embarking up Raglan Street for a portion of the Run fro Military Families Thursday.

Military Run for Families makes fourth stop in Renfrew PETER CLARK

The fourth annual Run for Military Families made its way through Renfrew last Thursday afternoon. Each year, lead organizer and sponsor Commissionaires Ottawa, in partnership with Canadian Forces Base Petawawa and Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa), organizes the two-day event to raise awareness and funds for military families. About 20 commissionaires and 20 military personnel started this year’s run from Parliament Hill May 5, and made their way through Arnprior, Renfrew and the McNab-Braeside Township. The run continued through the Township of Whitewater Region, Pembroke, and into Petawawa the second day, where they crossed the finish line to a Red Friday Rally hosted by Red Friday Ladies Lisa Miller and Karen Boire. Joining the Renfrew portion of the run from Low Square to

Queen Elizabeth Public School were students from the school. Mayor Bill Ringrose, members of council and the public were out to greet the runners at Low Square. The mayor said it was good to see the support from Renfrew citizens for the military run. “It’s certainly nice to get a chance to meet with them face to face. We don’t get to do that very often,” Mayor Ringrose said. “It is good to see our youth get to run with them,” he added of the QEPS students. Aside from the runners, the military also brought along a tank for students and the general public to see. Mayor Ringrose made a monetary contribution to Commissionaire Andre Gagne on behalf of the town. “The support we have received has been fantastic,” Gagne said. That support included Mother Nature, who blessed the runners with sunny skies. More than $115,000 has been raised over the first three years of the military run.

RGC leagues underway Industrial golf leads in both the ladies and men’s divisions opened the 2011 season last week at the Renfrew Golf Club. Fourteen teams make up the roster in the first year of the ladies league. First Choice Haircutters, Bonnechere Development Co. and Classy Ladies were Flight 1, 2 and 3 winners respectively. Individual winners were closest to the line on No. 3 Tammy Logan, closest to the line No. 6 Eleanor Donaldson, and closest to the pin No. 4 Karen Carty.

Theresa Hagerman was the random draw winner. In the men’s loop of 21 teams, Jamie Cobus on No. 14 and Tyson Utronki on No. 4 were closest to the pin winners, while Tom MacMillan and Bob McDonald won gift certificates. A team winner is declared every two weeks. A spring junior golf clinic was held at the RGC the past couple of Saturdays. Saturday clinics at 1 p.m. start this week and run through July 2.

opportunity to be on the show. He was one of 250 chosen to be filmed. Of that, about 150 will be aired this fall. In the 2010 racing season age 16, Blok was the youngest driver in Nathan Blok is Toronto-bound this Friday to be taped the Formula Tour 1600 for CBC’s television program, Dragons Den. Photo courSeries and had a very tesy of Steve and Sandra Blok successful rookie season, finishing eighth out of 51 competitors despite having numerous mechanical probThe Renfrew Recre- for the champs, while lems. He brought home ation Department held Rob Perry chalked up a first-place and third- its first annual bowling scores of 200-plus on place finish as well as night April 30 with the three occasions to keep six top-10 placings. arena staff narrowly the rec in contention. Blok lives in Beach- edging the rec centre The Jessica Smithburg and just turned 17. for A honours. led summer staff won He has been go-karting Don Logan bowled the B title over the since the day after his a 318 in game three Henry Eady workers. sixth birthday.

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Cars: 08 Prius, 116 kms; 08 Taurus, 113 kms; 07 Aveo, 67 kms; (5)07 Charger, 153-204 kms; 06 Malibu, 126 kms; 06 Taurus, 103 kms; 06 Magnum, 164 kms;06 G6, 145 kms; (2)05 Focus, 169-306 kms; (2)05 Impala, 86-267 kms; 05 G6, 86 kms; 05 Civic, 88 kms; 05 300, 278 kms; 05 Sentra, 94 kms; 05 Altima, 92 kms; 05 Sonata, 169 kms; 05 Sonata, 169 kms; 05 3, 126 kms; 04 SRX, 187 kms; 04 Malibu, 105 kms; 04 Lancer, 120 kms; 04 Epica, 83 kms; 04 Sonata, 167 kms; 04 Impala, 139 kms; 04 Taurus, 213 kms; 04 Maxima, 144 kms; 03 Protégé, 227 kms; (3)03 Impala, 189-248 kms; 03 Civic, 204 kms; 03 Intrepid, 150 kms; 03 Gr Am, 191 kms; 03 Altima, 150 kms; 03 G35, 210 kms; 03 Protégé, 199 kms; 03 Focus, 118 kms; 03 Camry, 211 kms; 02 Century, 212 kms; 02 Jetta, 274 kms; 02 Intrigue, 132 kms; 02 Gr Am, 123 kms; 02 Corolla, 141 kms; 02 Altima, 171 kms; 01 Maxima, 201 kms; 01 Malibu, 246 kms; 01 Accord, 109 kms; 01 Focus, 193 kms; 01 Forester, 230 kms; 01 Saturn, 50 kms; 00 Cr Vic, 199 kms; (6)00 Impala, 158-238 kms; 00 Accord, 202 kms; 99 Civic, 249 kms; 99 Accord, 277 kms; 99 Firebird, 105 kms; 99 Maxima, 260 kms; 99 Civic, 264 kms; 99 Taurus, 135 kms; 99 Cavalier, 155 kms; 98 S70, 228 kms; 98 BMW 3, 170 kms; 98 Intrigue, 253 kms; 97 Maxima, 253 kms SUVs: 07 Compass, 111 kms; 07 Trailblazer, 182 kms; 06 XL7, 127 kms; 06 Equinox, 103 kms; 05 Equinox, 163 kms; 05 Murano, 104 kms; 05 Santa Fe, 122 kms; 05 Explorer, 146 kms; 04 Liberty, 137 kms; 04 Explorer, 210 kms; (2)04 Santa Fe, 118-138 kms; 04 Liberty, 99 kms; 04 Rendezvous, 62 kms; 03 Murano, 203 kms; 03 Liberty, 112 kms; 03 Cherokee, 142 kms; 02 Liberty, 186 kms; 02 Blazer, 192 kms; 02 4Runner, 279 kms; (2)00 Cherokee, 211-235 kms; 98 Pathfinder, 254 kms; 92 Suburban, 463 kms Vans: 08 Montana, 105 kms; 07 Freestyle, 138 kms; 07 Quest, 77 kms; 06 Montana, 139 kms; (2)05 Freestar, 141-156 kms; (2)05 Montana, 124-208 kms; 04 Freestar, 148 kms; 04 MPV, 121 kms; 04 Montana, 187 kms; (2)04 Venture, 92-125 kms; 04 Caravan, 216 kms; 03 Econoline, 234 kms; (2)03 Caravan, 85-133 kms; 03 Windstar, 230 kms; 02 Ram, 61 kms; 02 Odyssey, 160 kms; 02 Express, 288 kms; (3)02 Caravan, 159-220 kms; 02 Montana, 185 kms; (2)02 Venture, 145-248 kms; 01 Astro, 136 kms; 01 Caravan, 182 kms; 00 MPV, 136 kms; 00 Montana, 150 kms; 99 Lumina, 250 kms; 99 Express, 131 kms Light Trucks: 06 F250, 167 kms; 06 Sierra, 114 kms; 05 F150, 138 kms; 05 Sierra, 177 kms; 04 Dakota, 123 kms; 04 Titan, 211 kms; 04 Sierra, 133 kms; 04 F150, 190 kms; 03 Sierra, 227 kms; 03 F150, 119 kms; 02 Ram, 252 kms; 02 Silverado, 374 kms; 01 Dakota, 218 kms; 00 Sierra, 210 kms; 98 F150, 223 kms; 96 Ranger, 144 kms; 95 Sierra, 341 kms Heavy Vehicles: 00 GMC C6500, 120 kms; 92 Freightliner Boom, t/a, 227 kms; 91 IH 2574 Snowplow, 304 kms; 91 Volvo Snowplow, 294 kms; 87 IH Cab & Chassis, 183 kms Trailers: 21’ tagalong, pindle hitch, t/a, tilt, air brakes; 08 HH Utility; Steel Homemade Float; Homemade Car Carrier; 08 Haulmark Cargo; 00 Trub LS1 Utility; 91 Normand 5th Wheel Camper; 10 Brimar DT7 Dump; 00 Reefer; 09 Homemade Car; 97 Jayco Camper Recreational: New 2010 PGO Scooters; 88 Cador Fishing boat; 88 Triton KMV boat; Sundowner Boat Misc: Davtair Truck Box; Easy Kleen Pressure Washers; Bobcat 763, 1175 hrs; Tennant 285 Sweeper; Buckets, Posthole auger, pallet fork new attachments for any Skidsteer loader; Case MX110 tractor, 5046 hrs; 10 Nedland Rolloff Trailer; (6) Nedland Rolloff Containers; JD 4x2 Gator, 1306 hrs; (4) 06 Clubcar Electric Golfcarts

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Beachburg native Nathan Blok will be heading to Toronto this Friday to be taped for the popular CBC’s television program Dragons Den. Blok’s pitch to the Dragons will be for an investment in his marketing budget for his upcoming racing season. He is planning to compete in the Formula Tour 1600 Series which races at Mont Tremblant, ICAR, Trois Rivieres Grand Prix and the Formula One Grand Prix in Montreal. More than 1,000 people auditioned for the


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Bantam bowlers, from left, front row, Spencer Hoffman-Brais, Destiny Lewis, Ryerson Hewitt, Morgan Eady and Victoria Clarke; and back row, Kohl Hedley, A.J. Hart, Erika Clarke and Campbell Taylor. The season’s closing banquet was held May 30 at Ma-Te-Way Park. Mercury photos by Lucy Hass

Peewee bowlers, from front, Dakota Reid, Talia Tracey and Todd Hoffmann.

Junior bowlers, from left, front row, Brayden Sparling, Davis Fletcher, Pace Marier and Charlie Monaghan; and back row, Sydney Marier, Abigail Eady, Emily Palmer and Caitlyn Hart.



Stephane Lapensee with wife Dianne who received an award from Ottawa for her volunteer service.

Senior bowlers, from left, front row, Mike Mahusky, Bradley Kasaboski, Brittany Godin and Chris Mahusky; and back row, Morgan McAdam, Sarah Hudson, Kaitlyn Lewis, Britanee Mahusky, Marissa Lewis, Brady Wickens and Shelby Lesway.

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ON THE TRAIL FOR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Students from the Renfrew and District Christian School are ready to start the school’s annual fundraising walk on the Millennium Trail at Ma-Te-Way Park May 6. Hank Schaly, back left, led the group in prayer, and participated in the 10-kilometre walk for a 27th year. Staff members and parents also made the trek, which ended with a barbecue at the school.

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Jaguars earn wins and ties over local rivals PETER CLARK

Bragging rights from the latest cross-town battle of Renfrew high schools go to the St. Joseph’s Jaguars. The Jaguars claimed both Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association senior soccer matches over the Renfrew Collegiate Raiders Thursday. St. Joseph’s also earned draws in the two junior contests. Abbey Freemark counted the game’s only goal and Sarah Ennett provided flawless goalkeeping in a 1-0 senior girls Jaguars triumph over the Raiders. “Madison Wren and Natalie Walters had solid defensive efforts,” St. Joseph’s coach Renee Turcotte said of two catalysts in her team’s victory. Josh Naismith and Peter Vice connected for the St. Joseph’s senior boys, and Zach McIntyre posted the

shutout in a 2-0 win over the Senior Raiders. Jaguars coach Mark Valliquette said Kenny Cobus had a strong game defensively while Brett Riopelle sent a perfect cross-feed to setup Naismith’s marker. The Raiders showed good hustle and midfield play, but it didn’t compute into a victory, RCI coach Bill Currie said. Both junior encounters ended in 2-2 ties. Sonya Bergin and Sarah McGrath clicked for St. Joseph’s while Jenna Cluett and Adrianne Guty answered for RCI in the junior girls match. Keeper Renee Gauthier guarded the goalcrease for the Jaguars. Chloe Eady and Drew Shalla shared net duties for coach Ed Oegema’s RCI squad. St. Joseph’s coach Linda Ainsworth said it was a good strong game by both teams. Hayden McIntyre and


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Some Farm Comes to Town reflections We know that wool comes from sheep. What do children think it is? Is it hair, fur, wool or cotton? Children can say the darndest things. I gleaned these cute remarks from class evaluations of Grade 5 kids who attended Farm Comes to Town at the Renfrew Armouries. Amanda: The sheep shearing was cool when you got to fell (sic) the fur. Tyler: The sheep shearing was interesting because we got samples of the cotton. Jessica: I liked how they gave the sheep the “Big” haircut. James: I liked the different tools they use if a lady sheep wandered off. Kevin: We got to see a sheep lose all the hair when the man shaved it down to the skin. Megan: I liked the feel of the middle dairy cow, but fur was left on my hand. Keegan: It was fascinating that farmers use 450 tonnes of fertilizer to cover one field. Alleshia: Tylenol comes

MAYNARD VAN DER GALIEN RURAL ROUTES from pork. Alexa: I thought it was neat that farmers make so many of our foods. Phillipe: I liked the beef cow who would always moo like a fog horn. Michael: It teaches us and what happened when something happened. Biett: We got to see real cow’s milk. Cara: I liked the real bees they showed us and how to heal yourself with hunny. Justine: I think one pig was overweight. Cassandra: At the beef station we got to see pickled stomachs. Kyle: I thought beef came from a pig, but no it was from a different animal. Kayla: Pork interested me because the big skins make good leather. Kevin: Soil and Crop was very good but I didn’t really like it because it needs more entertainment.

Erin: It was fun at the Soil and Crop station to see how poo goes on fields and the cows eat it and then we eat the cows. Wow! Jason: I asked them (poultry) a funny question and they said that is one of life’s unanswered questions. It was neat. Anna: I enjoyed the table at the beef station that had all the things that can be made with leftovers of the cows. Emily: I didn’t like the smell of the cows and pigs but I know that was just natural. Jessica: I really liked the chicks and how cute they were, but they should not try to sit in the food. Anna: I especially enjoyed the table with the things that are made from the excess parts of a cow. Shane: I really liked the poultry station. The old man showed us all kinds of different size eggs. Sarah: I learned that you can eat the ears off a pig, and you can eat different parts of a pig. Megan: Two chickens can’t mate.





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Business partners Jen Grant and Scott Thompson have opened Titan Paralegal at 236 Stewart St. in Renfrew. “We were going to start in December, but that’s a busy month. We got it going in January,” Grant said of the business, located downstairs at the back of the legal aid building not far from the Stewart Street bridge. “We are licensed paralegals,” Thompson pointed out. “We are like a lawyer, accountable to the Law Society (of Upper Canada), the same regulating body for lawyers.” But Thompson adds “We are restricted to a more limited area of law and, therefore, are available at a more economical rate.” Grant and Thompson worked together at the call centre in the old North Renfrew Mall, and when that employment fell by the wayside, both decided on a second career. After they got their paralegal licences, they decided to give their own business a try. “We do any kind of traffic offences, landlord and tenant disputes, small claims court cases, business unpaid accounts,” Thompson said. “Our services include advice on document preparation and representation in front of courts and tribunals.” “A lot of lawyers don’t want to take on the smaller accounts. The money just isn’t there,” Grant added. They have already had a few calls and have made court ap-

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GIANT TIGER TURNS 50 Youngsters Zoe and Phoenix Mosiondz-Sagmeister picked up balloons during Giant Tiger’s national 50th-anniversary celebrations May 8. The Renfrew Giant Tiger, which became Canada’s 12th Giant Tiger franchise in 1973, offered a free barbecue, some fun activities for youngsters and give-aways during Saturday’s celebration. The kids are joined, from left, by staff members Meagan Godda and Karen Godda, who hold some of the 50th-anniversary commemorative cups, and store owner Sandy Brown. The anniversary was a chance for Giant Tiger franchises to say thanks to communities for their long-standing support. Brown said it’s also about “being part of the community, and providing some fun and great value for customers.” There are 201 Giant Tiger stores across Canada. Proceeds from Renfrew barbecue went to the local youth bowling league. The company’s first franchise opened in Ottawa in 1961. Mercury photo by Steve Newman

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Home Support bids MacDonald farewell JUDY EWART Renfrew and Area Seniors Home Support

I would like to start off this month’s column by wishing Maureen MacDonald a happy retirement after 20 years of service to our Home Support. Maureen has helped many people over the years with their forms and through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program all while looking after the financial side of our organization. All our best Maureen and thank you for 20 great years! This month Randy Foster returns for his 11th show, a Fiddling Extravaganza, on our behalf on Sunday May 15 at the Renfrew Legion at 2 p.m. This year promises to be a great show as Randy will showcase some wonderful young fiddling and step

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$10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at Aikenhead’s Drug Store or the Home Support Office. Saturday, May 28 we will host our first annual 50+ Community Showcase focusing on community members aged 50-plus at the Wing (164 Argyle St.) on Saturday,


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Telemedicine is once again bringing care closer to home for patients with the launch of a new telethrombosis clinic at the Pembroke Regional Hospital. The clinic is part of The Ottawa Hospital thrombosis program which treats people diagnosed with blood clots. The program was expanded by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network and locally is expected to benefit about 50 patients annually. Patients with suspected blood clots are first identified in the emergency department or physician’s office, then if they do not require admission, they are referred to The Ottawa Hospital Telethrombosis Clinic and are seen the next business day via Telemedicine in a clinic at PRH.

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May 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is an opportunity for members of our community to come out and see what services, programs and products are available. We now have 40-plus tables booked covering health services, businesses, community/recreation groups and retirement homes. There will be a fashion show starting at 1 p.m. featuring clothes from Douglas Moore Furs and Fraser’s Clothes Shop, guest speakers throughout the day and a luncheon special at the canteen. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to come out and take part in the day. We are in need of volunteer drivers, friendly visitors and grocery delivery volunteers. If you would like to assist us in any of these areas, please give our office a call at 613-432-7691.


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A group of first-year medical students from the University of Ottawa will get a taste of the valley later this month when they spend a week in the community shadowing physicians at the Pembroke Regional Hospital.

Organized by the Eastern Regional Medical Education Program, Community Week 2011 is designed to introduce first-year medical students to medicine being practised in communities outside the urban centres.


THIS WEEK’S FEATURE RVH Ladies Auxiliary members, from left, Doris Handford, Ruth Steward, Fran Bonner and Jean Sills presented a cheque to RVH vice-president of corporate services Julia Boudreau.

HEATHER COUGHLIN Renfrew Victoria Hospital staff said a great big thank-you to all of their ‘rockin’ volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 13. The hall of Trinity-St. Andrew’s Church was decked out in ’50s style with the theme Volunteers Rock. Vice-president of corporate services Julia Boudreau addressed the invited guests on behalf of CEO Randy Penney, who was absent from the event for the first time in many years. She expressed her heartfelt appreciation to the volunteers for all of the time and effort devoted to caring for patients in our community. “We hope to say, in some small way, a very big thank you,” Boudreau said. There are more than 260 volunteers at RVH who do everything from volunteering on the board of directors ethics and CQI committees, to the Foundation, Auxiliary and knitters, the gift shop, to the oncology program, the palliative care program, Meals-onWheels, and in many other areas of the hospital. “Your contributions are so important to the running of our organization,” Boudreau said. Boudreau then reported highlights from the past year including: providing care to more than 40,000 patients in the emergency and ambulatory care departments, administering 700 chemo treatments, and providing almost 3,000 CT scans in the first year of full operation. At the corporate level, RVH’s Sleep Products Store saw a profit of $50,000, “which will be invested back into hospital operations,” Boudreau noted.

A new five-year strategic plan for the hospital has been developed and will soon be implemented. She also mentioned the latest initiative, the seniors’ Assisted Living Program, “where we will be able to support seniors to live in their own homes for as long as possible.” In the coming year, two of the major projects that the hospital will be tackling are renovations to the hospital’s pharmacy, and implementation of a digital mammography unit. Foundation director Barb Desilets said the long-standing event that coincides with Volunteer Week is all about recognizing the people who make an impact, “and you do make an impact,” she reiterated. She also pointed to how the word “ROCK” represents the qualities of the amazing volunteers. “R for Recognizing the need; O for Opening your hearts; C for Caring about our patients; K is your Kindness.” Desilets also recognized recreation program director Roxanne Nolan who has been the lead organizer of this event for many years before presenting her with a bouquet of flowers. Fran Bonner, president of the RVH Ladies’ Auxiliary, along with Ruth Steward, Doris Handford and Jean Sills, presented a total of $40,000 on behalf of the auxiliary toward their $150,000 commitment to the CT Scan project. This brings the total to $91,000 so far from the auxiliary. This year’s pledge was broken down into three different cheques: $15,000 from the General Fund, $8,000 from the Gift Shop and $17,000 raised through the Help Lottery.


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Maxwell’s Health Services Village story gets national audience Fundraising campaign for doctor recruitment underway STEVE NEWMAN

One way to effectively fundraise is to ensure one’s cause resonates with the community. Karen Maxwell chairs the Renfrew and Area Health Services Village fundraising campaign, and efforts to bring 14 family physicians to the area in the next few years. The campaign has started well, with major financial commitments from the Renfrew Industrial Commission, local municipalities and local businesses, but more money is needed for the recruitment campaign. A major contributor is the industrial commission, with a pledge for 60 per cent of the financial incentives for recruited doctors. “It’s no small pledge, and it wasn’t made lightly,” says RIC executive director Dave Lemkay. “And it will take some fund management to bring it to fruition.” As owners of Renfrew Home Hardware Building Centre, Karen and Steve Maxwell have committed $140,000 to the cause, or $10,000 per recruited physician. “You have to be fair to these young doctors who have major debt,” says Karen. “The two doctors we have recruited are excellent fits because of their family roots here, and they really like the area.” But more work remains to be done, she stresses, noting about $700,000 remains to be raised for the $2.1 million campaign. The Maxwells have a family doctor, but they, like several other local residents, support the program because they see that more doctors results in a healthier physical and economic community. She points out that $1,000 cheques have come in from some residents who already have doctors, because they recognize the critical need. Spreading the story, both near and far, may also help. At an early-April gathering of Home Hardware owners in St. Jacob’s, Ont., near Kitchener, Maxwell’s story about the Renfrew and Area Health Services Village left such a positive impression that her story is now posted on the website for the Share Your Story With Us campaign. Share Your Story with Us is asking readers to share their hometown stories until June 24, 2011. A posted example is Maxwell’s story about the local physician-recruitment campaign being undertaken by Greater Madawaska, Renfrew, Admaston-Bromley and Horton Township. STORIES FOR NATIONAL TV CAMPAIGN Home Hardware intends to use a maximum of 20 stories in print or as part of a national television campaign. According to a Home Hardware news release, the Home town Stories campaign is designed to piggy-back on the company’s guiding ethic – that the community and common good is simply good business. “Along the way, this ethic, has driven

Deborah Rouse (left) and Karen Maxwell of Renfrew Home Hardware encourage area residents to pick up details about the Home Town Stories campaign. Home Hardware dealers, staff, vendors and customers to get involved in our communities, and the result is a myriad of stories of charity, support and fond memories.” More details about Home Town Stories are available at the entrance to Renfrew Home Hardware or online at Maxwell is pleased Home Hardware’s website has shone more attention on the doctor recruitment campaign in the Renfrew area, because much support is needed for the important program, she stresses. “It’s a five-year campaign, (but) I don’t anticipate it will take that long.” April was a healthy start to the campaign, but she says many people are unaware the campaign is underway, despite a series of announcements and advertising. “We’re hoping to make announcements about third, fourth and fifth doctors in short order, but that’s entirely dependent on the fundraising campaign,” she said. Doctors are integral to the growth and health of the area, she added, partly because the community has so many senior citizens. But she also points out that a full complement of doctors attracts more young families to an already wonderful community. For details or to discuss a potential investment in the Renfrew & Area Health Services Village’s campaign, call 613-4323328 or email The health services board of directors includes the local heads of council, chair Raye-Anne Briscoe of Admaston-Bromley, vice-chair Peter Emon of Greater Madawaska, Don Eady of Horton and Bill Ringrose of Renfrew. Pledges can be dropped off at Scotiabank Renfrew. Forms give donors the option of making a one-time or annual donations.


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63 McBRIDE ROAD SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Your Host: Mike Coulas, 613-432-0092 Quality built 3+2 bedroom bungalow with finished lower level.

• Centennial Lake Waterfront • Picturesque location for this 2 bedroom, 2 bath seasonal residence with 2 balconies looking out onto the lake • Wood interior & wood stove give a warm cozy feel regardless of the weather MLS#790485

2385 HWY. #60 • Hobby farm on HWY #60, 5 miles from Renfrew • 2 bedroom, 1.5 storey home on newer foundation • Large open ended barn with tack room, would be great for the horse lover or any smaller farm operation MLS#790796



102 MERVIN LANE • Spacious side-split, 3+1 bedroom home is situated on 2.6 acres just 2 minutes from Burnstown Beach • Hardwood floors throughout • Quiet Setting MLS#783836

63 C A RES

298 BALDWIN AVENUE SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Your Host: Sherri Cobus, 613-432-1947 Great 3 bedroom starter home in nice neighbourhood.

41 BONNECHERE ST. N. SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Your Host: Christena McNab, 613-570-1443 4 bedroom, 2 storey brick home with spacious eat-in kitchen.



26405 HWY. #41 • 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in Griffith on 3.28 acres with walk-out lower level family room • Large single garage with workshop & spacious loft • Private Country Setting MLS#784143


429 McNULTY ROAD • 1.5 storey home, 3 bedrooms, office, eat-in kitchen • Hobby farm great for all recreational activities offering a mixture of pasture, bush, creek & a couple of outbuildings • Private Location, approx. 17km from Renfrew MLS#788712

MLS#781732, 781733


In-town building lot in prime residential area! MLS#783813

63 ALVA DRIVE • Spacious, family friendly home in private setting • Sunken living room with hardwood floors, 12’ ceiling, large windows & propane fireplace • Fully finished lower level MLS#755869


406 HUBERS ROAD • 2 storey, 4 bedroom updated farm house with gleaming hardwood floors & wraparound porch • Several log outbuildings & heated 3 bay garage • Spectacular views for miles in all directions MLS#782100



72 PRINCE STREET • Central to downtown area • Unit C – 760 sq. ft. Unit D – 900 sq. ft. • Rent includes heat & hydro




Catherine O'Neil Broker 613-432-2333

660 HYDRO BAY ROAD • Great location to build your dream home! • 19 acres on Muskrat Lake with 725’ of waterfront • Very private, excellent for recreational activities MLS#755153

98 & 100 RAGLAN STREET SOUTH • 1200 sq. ft. retail space + 2-1 bedroom apartments upstairs (currently rented) • Plenty of parking • Immediate occupancy MLS#775296

627 FORTINGTON STREET • Great location for your business • Bright & spacious, private back office • Plenty of parking available MLS#770869



Excellent in-town building lot for your dream home! MLS#770784 280 MASK ROAD

Building lot in Industrial Park. Zoned M-3 with many possibilities! MLS#779371 O’BRIEN ROAD

1 acre lot in the heart of high commercial activity. Plenty of options & potential. MLS#781726





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330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3 T JUS D E T S I L


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SALENG PENDI CHARM AND ELEGANCE Raglan St. S, This exceptional home has been updated extensively, pride of ownership is found throughout. Call Peter for details. MLS#792316

SUNDAY, MAY. 15, 2 - 4

SUNDAY, MAY. 15, 2 - 4

2451 EADY RD.

2431 EADY RD.

SPACIOUS NEW COUNTRY HOME Close to town, 1 acre lot, 4 bederooms, hardwood flooring, 2.5 baths MLS# 765550.


SALENG PENDI NEW ST. Asking $129,900. Solid brick bungalow in central location, steel roof, eat-in kitchen, gas heat.


CENTENNIAL LAKE RD. Only $29,900 for this 4.5 acre building lot with mature forest and paved road at your doorstep. Close to public boat launch. Hydro and Bell at your door. MLS# 743026

READY FOR YOU With four bedrooms, gleaming hardwood flooring, finished lower level, heated garage, call Peter to view. MLS# 783087

SALENG PENDI 1633 EADY RD. Asking $239,900 for this three bedroom bungalow, open concept home, central air, hardwood flooring, two baths. Minutes to town.

220 +


202 AUBREY RD. Asking $199,900. Off 4th Chute Rd. Excellent recreational land, hydro to lot already. MLS# 790528

228 B GOSHEN ROAD Asking $309,900. Just under 10 acres, fenced property, 4 bedroom home, good outbuildings. MLS# 790127

WELL MAINTAINED HOME Now at $225,000 this home is a perfect turn key, three gas fireplaces, hardwood throughout and new kitchen. MLS#782332


199 TASSE AVE Asking $139,900. Great value and many updates throughout, spacious interior, three bedroom home, hardwood flooring, newer gas furnace, newer windows, newer siding.


GREAT OPPORTUNITY GREAT LOCATION Loads of potential with this 5 bedroom home. Central location, large garage in rear with loft. MLS# 782998



336 B FIEBIG RD. Asking $399,900. Constant Lake Waterfront Home, three bedroom, two baths, open interior with plenty of natural light. Great shoreline. MLS# 791239


66 CORONATION ST. Asking $175,000. Very well maintained home on quiet street, many updates throughout, finished basement, fenced yard with deck. MLS# 791118





MINK LAKE RD. Fenced building lot just off Hwy 60. Flat site with hydro and bell services at the gate. MLS# 786232

MLS# 791370

CLAUDE ST ARNPRIOR Asking $215,000. Great investment opportunity in Arnprior MLS# 790530





290 THOMPSON AVE Asking $135,000 for this well maintained brick three bedroom family home.

HWY 60 COMMERCIAL LOT Asking $219,900 for this 4 Acre Commercial lot serviced with town water, sewer. MLS# 786734.

HARAMIS DR. 154 Haramis Dr. Asking only $47,500. If you are thinking of building, look here. It has 186 feet of depth and great views. MLS# 784648


661 GRAPHITE BAY RD. Asking $285,000 for this well maintained waterfront home, open interior, three bedrooms. double car garage, miles of lake to explore. MLS #786841


EDGE OF TOWN Updated throughout, this four bedroom home has space for all with extra garage at rear. Spacious renovated kitchen. MLS# 783971

ARGYLE ST. TRIPLEX $149,900. 1-2 BR unit, 1-1 BR unit and one commercial space perfect for an office. Call Peter for details. MLS#764753.


OVERLOOKING THE RIVER Now $269,900. Lots ot offer here folks, this well cared for home has a spacious kitchen, three bedrooms and a dbl car insulated garage, with river access. MLS# 786392

CHEAPER THAN RENT At only $109,900 why rent when you can own? Two bedrooms, updated kitchen, gas heat, central air, fenced yard. MLS# 783587


330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3



Cell 613-432-0058

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177 & 181 ELK ST. Completely finished and ready to “move-in”. 2 - 2 storey 3 bedroom homes.

5 more bungalows (similar to drawing) about to be built on Foxden Street.





WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

558 RAGLAN ST. S. One of Renfrew’s best – location and stature are here at this address – 3 complete floors of living space – updates await you with custom kitchen, bathroom, windows, and heating system – spacious lot 168.84 x 286.25 ft. Call Helen for details at 432-0058.

381 LISGAR ST. 2 units, completely redone interiors with custom kitchen cabinets, hardwood and ceramic flooring – gas and EBB heat – 2 separate driveways and entrances – one 3 bedroom unit and one 2 bedroom unit. Call Helen at 432-0058.



Come and see this beautifully maintained 1-1/2 storey home.

163 ELK ST. (Hunter Gate Subdivision) This custom bungalow is going up quickly – living room, dining room and kitchen with total open concept – 3 bedrooms – 2 full baths – laundry on main level – hardwood and ceramic flooring – custom cabinetry – fully serviced lot – home is warrantied – lot measures 54 ft. x 134 ft. Call me to discuss the plans – Helen at 432-0058.

102 HARAMIS DR. Building lot in a prime residential area, measuring 57.35 feet x 112.66 feet deep – ready for construction to commence. Call Helen at 432-0058.

110 HARAMIS DR. Custom built bungalow in pristine condition – well appointed interior – living room and dining room open concept with gas fireplace – 3 bedrooms and 3 baths – beautifully designed eat-in kitchen overlooking the manicured rear yard – Call Helen to view this beauty at 4320058.


506 NEW ST. 1½ storey brick bungalow in an excellent location with living room, kitchen, family room with fireplace, 4 pce. bath and bedroom on main level and a large loft bedroom on the second level – full basement – affordable living. Call Helen at 432-0058.

D L SO 357 MCLEAN ST. 3 bedroom maintenance free bungalow – good residential area – paved drive – detached single garage – newer windows, doors, kitchen cabinets, and countertop – finished rec. room in lower level – gas heat – new flooring – a great home!!!! Call Helen to view at 432-0058.

101 GRANT BLVD. Very well maintained vinyl bungalow – 2 bedrooms – living room, dining area and kitchen plus 4 pce. bath on main level – finished family room with gas stove in lower level – new rear door and new windows – excellent residential location – nicely sized rear yard – Come and see this with me – Helen at 432-0058.

LOTS FOR SALE • COMM. BUILDING LOT - Raglan St. N. • BARRYVALE, MORNINGSIDE CRT. 2 acres - treed lot - test holes completed • MARGARET ST. R.R.#6 RENFREW - 132x165 • COMM. LAND HWY #60 - Fully serviced - C-2 zoning - 3 parcels

• HARAMIS DR. (MANOR ESTATES) Fully serviced lots • HUNTER’S GATE SUBDIVISION Otteridge ave. 16 lots - fully serviced

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Renfrew Collegiate Institute students raise $7,000 with famines MITCHELL EDWARDS RCI Interact Club

The Interact Club at Renfrew Collegiate put on a successful event Friday, March 25. The fifth annual 24-hour famine and the newly introduced 12-hour famine provided a fun way for students to contribute to the international community, and have fun while doing it. The event started at 8 a.m. that

morning when students arrived at school. Grade 7-8 students kicked off their event with a media presentation, a scavenger hunt, assorted video games and movies which wrapped up at 8 p.m. that night. As the 7-8s left, Grade 912 students prepared for a great night to come. Events included games, volleyball, dodge ball, a constant guitar jam session, movies and more. The next

morning, students woke up and broke their fast together at 8 a.m. as the event came to a close. Everyone went home tired, but happy, from an amusing night with friends. The club’s cause for this year is to collect $8,500 to build a school in Africa through the Canadian charity organization Free the Children. The 24- and 12hour famines were able to raise more than $3,500 for

the cause, putting the club only $1,500 away from our goal. Our top fundraiser was Tyler Baker, with $280. Students who collected over $100 were commemorated by having their names added to bricks on the poster representing the school we hope to build. If any group or individual would like to contribute to this worthy cause, please contact RCI.

OLF students support Haiti orphanage STEVE NEWMAN

From left, Hillary Morgan, Tyler Baker, Colleen Fleury, Reilley Turner, Kristy-Anne Wytenburg and Carol Be a Nascimento all raised more than $100 at the RCI famvolunteer. Select a cause. ine. Missing are Grace Stewart and Ashley Fontes. Tyler Baker led the way with $280 raised.





Crystal Clean Madawaska River, Walkout bungalow offering 2 full levels, garage, beautiful decking/ electronic awnings, great skiing and golf close by. MLS # 772963 $449,900 Call Mike or Donna Defalco 1-800-897-1841

Spacious Family Home offering 3+1 bedrooms, 4 baths, charming master bedroom with ensuite, wood & ceramic flooring on main level, gas fireplace, lovely backyard oasis MLS # 781496 Offered at $314,900 Call Mike or Donna Defalco 1-800-897-1841



Sun. May 15th 2-3:30 pm 3002 Black Bay Lane, Castleford (follow signs off River Road)

WATERFRONT 1800 sq ft bungalow on the OTTAWA RIVER, offering 200 FEET OF BEAUTIFUL SHORELINE. MLS # 791014 $399,900 YOUR HOSTS MIKE AND DONNA DEFALCO 1-800-897-1841

Sisters of Holy Cross Elaine Robitaille and Jean Goulet receive a $742 cheque from Our Lady of Fatima (OLF) Catholic School. The money is for a Haiti orphanage supported by the Sisters of Holy Cross. From left, in the back row, are OLF teachers Stephanie Froats and Micheline Blondin who spearheaded the Easter raffle fundraiser; Sister Joan Pecore who volunteers her musical ministry at OLF; Sister Robitaille; principal Jeannie Armstrong; and Sister Goulet. In the front row are Grade 1 students Emily Tracey and Colin Enright who raised the most pledges.


Sunday, May 15th 2:00-4:00 pm 295 Kippen Road

Build that perfect home here, on 3.94 acres on the beautiful Madawaska River. Drilled well in place, nice mixture of foliage. MLS# 788699 Offered at $300,000 Call Mike or Donna Defalco 1-800-897-1841


The slide show demonstrated the vitality of the Haitian people, with their smiling, dancing and friendly manner. But other photos showed another reality − like poor housing conditions and images of buildings destroyed during the January 2010 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people. The presentation was made by Sisters of the Holy Cross Elaine Robitaille and Jean Goulet, to students at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School May 5. “Look at their happy faces, look how happy they are, and they don’t have five cents or 10 cents,” said Sister Robitaille. “They’re poor.” Sister Robitaille, who worked as a teacher and religious instructor in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall for several years, subsequently volunteered 13 years as a missionary in Haiti. She returned to Canada just before the 2010 earthquake and now lives in Cornwall. Sister Goulet, who resides in Ottawa, is an aunt of Our Lady of Fatima school principal Jeannie Armstrong. Relief activities in Haiti supported by the Congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross include the Leocadie orphanage of 40 children, located several hours north of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. The orphanage is home to real orphans and children whose parents have insufficient money to look after their kids year-round. But all of the orphans will be able to lead a better life with the help of the $742 donation from Our Lady of Fatima School, said Sister Robitaille. As she reminded the students and staff: “When you go to bed at night, say thank you to Jesus for all that you have,” like one’s school, home and local hospital. “Sometimes we’re upset because we don’t have the latest technology or the nicest toy, but you have so much to be thankful for.”

Valley Wide Real Estate Brokerage Lisa Dunbar, Sales Rep. (cell) 613-633-0062

73 Plaunt Street, Renfrew 613-433-3626

Teri Leech, Sales Rep. (cell) 613-433-6994

Weekend Duty Agent

47 ACRE HORSE/HOBBY FARM with a new confederation log home and 4 boxstall barn, groomed trails, hunt camp and so much more.! MLS#782284 Your Host Jenn Spratt

Just off the River Road. Three bedrooms, 2 baths, huge double garage on a 1 acre lot MLS# 790285 ONLY $179,900 Call Jenn Spratt 1-800-897-1841




3+1 bedroom, 2 bath home with finished family room and garage on nicely landscaped lot in White Lake. $269,900 MLS# 792256 Call Monica Scopie 613-623-4629

Spacious 1800 sqft stone and brick bungalow on over 12 acres with almost 600 feet on the Waba Creek. $339,900 MLS#788445 Call Monica Scopie 613-623-4629

Larger than it Looks. 3 bedroom 2 bath split, hardwood floors, modern baths, shows like new. Now asking $194,900 MLS#786577 Call Monica Scopie 613-623-4629


2030B HWY 132 Quality-built home with attached double garage on 6 acres only mins from Renfrew. MLS#785231 Call Lisa Dunbar for details.

9 RAGLAN ST., RENFREW • prime location at busy corner on the main street. • ample parking. • flexible lease rates. • finanicing available(ie: francise fees)OAC. • owner is very motivated.

Call Lisa 613-633-0062.

OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY MAY 15 2:00 - 4:00 722 SIXTH ST. RENFREW Cosy 4 bedroom, 2 bath,with master bedroom ensuite and laundry on the main floor, private yard, carport, and double paved garage. $174,500 MLS#790027

Call Teri for details 613-433-6994


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OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY, MAY 15 2:00-4:00 pm 4367 Calabogie MLS 787541 $499,900 Heather Kennedy & Mike Labelle, Sales Rep 613-797-0202

OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY, MAY 15 2:00-4:00 pm 3200 Hwy. 132 MLS 780748 $349,900 Heather Kennedy & Mike Labelle, Sales Rep 613-797-0202

Politics Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski questioned Premier Dalton McGuinty Tuesday about what he calls the government’s “secret, untendered Samsung deal.” In a May 10 news release, Yakabuski asked why Ontario families were paying

a premium for the sweetheart Samsung deal, which he says shut out homegrown talent, handed out a $7 billion deal without a competitive process and is driving up hydro bills for Ontario families. “Even Dalton McGuinty says the largest contributing factor to rising hydro prices over the next several years will be his FIT and Samsung projects,” Yaka-




194 ROSS

DAVID VINCENT Sales Representative Office 613-432-7562 Cell 613-401-2824

Excellent value with this 3 level solid brick bungalow home overlooking Smiths’ Creek. Gleaming hardwood floors and plenty of room throughout. Central A/C and many upgrades. Heated and insulated garage/workshop. MLS #792459. Call David today

buski said. “Ontario families’ hydro bills are forecast to skyrocket by $732 a year within the next four years,” the news release said. “If the McGuinty Liberals failed energy experiments aren’t stopped, they will lock Ontario families into paying unsustainable subsidies on their bills for the next 20 years.”

290 THOMPSON AVE. Solid 3 bedroom brick home on a quiet street with privacy in your back yard. Call David to view today. 613-401-2824.

5450 HWY 132 Large 3 bedroom bungalow situated on over 3 acres of property. Central a/ c, above ground pool, and large deck at the rear. MLS #788220 Please call David.613-401-2824

The release said PC Leader Tim Hudak has promised to ending the “expensive and unsustainable Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program and his sweetheart Samsung deal.” Yakabuski committed that a PC government will procure renewable forms of energy through a competitive and transparent process that is affordable for Ontario families.


124 BELLAMY WAY GOLDEN LAKE Very private waterfront home on the shores of Golden Lake. Beautiful gardens surround this incredible property that is right on the water. Property is beautiful. Call today. MLS #769757.

444 GILLAN RD. Extremely clean and well maintained 3 bedroom bungalow so close to shopping. Many new upgrades. Call David today. 613-401-2824.


Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage A locally owned Independent Member Broker

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330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3

SAT. MAY 14 — 2 - 4 p.m. 246 OPEONGO RD.

SUN. MAY 15 — 2 - 4 p.m. 137 MCANDREW AVE

Custom Brick bungalow, kit, D.R., L.R., with brick fireplace, mbr. with 4pc ensuite, 2 b.r. lots of closet space, and full family bath. Walk-out basement with rec room on ground level, large unfinished area, gas heat, a/c, large back deck overlooking part of Renfrew, 2 car attached garage, paved drive, many more highlights. Host Ross at 433-1133.

2 STOREY vinyl sided home, features include, eat-in kit, LR with GAS Fireplace, separate DR, Laundry room with 1-2pc bath. 2nd floor includes Large Master Bedroom, 19’ by 13’ plus walk in closet, 2 BDR. 1- 4 pc bath. Large 2 level side deck with above ground pool. $169,900. Host: Ross Peever. Call for details 433-1133.

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542 SOUTHSIDE WAY Three Seasoned Cottage; Kit, LR, 2 BDR, 1-3 PC Bath, Newer Screened in Porch, Septic System, Water from Lake. Lot 100’ by 178’, 2 Storage Sheds on property. Call Ross to View 613.433.1133



Vinyl sided bungalow, Kit, LR, 2 BDR, 1-4 Bath, Laundry Room, Very Very in-expensive to live in. Price $118,000. Call Ross for details 613-4331133.

BROMLEY TOWNSHIP LOCATED 2 KM FROM COBDEN Lot 1 – 420’ x 990’ re 9.70 acres. Price $45,500. Lot 2 – 420’ x 990’ re 9.70 acres. Price $47,900.

Mobile home; with large addition, features include: kit., L.R., 2 B.D.R., family room 17’x12’, include:kit.,L.R.,2B.D.R.,familyroom17’x12’, sewing room 18’x11’, propane heat, separate insulated shed, two decks out front, all this on insulatedshed,twodecksoutfront,allthison large lot, asking $98,500. Call Ross for details 613-433-1133. 170 TASSE AVE. R-4000, brand new bungalow, open concept, kit., D.R., separate L.R., 1-4pc bath jacuzzi, separate shower, 2 good size B.D.’s, full unfinished basement with plumbing for bath, laundry room facilities, E.B.R. heat. Asking $219,000. Call Ross at 613-433-1133.


1075A LAKE DORE RD. PRIME WATERFRONT Location, Location! Family home on the beautiful shores of Lake Dore. 165ft of magnificent eye catching waterfront-great swimming.The home has been freshly painted throughout.Hardwood floor in LR & hall. Ceramic tile in kitchen & hall bath. Livingroom overlooks the lake.Huge rec room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace.2 car garage, gazebo, dock, c/a & c/v.New roof June/10. 3.2 acres of easily maintained grounds.Call Ross for viewing 613-433-1133.

604 FORTINGTON ST. Kitchen, DR, Large L.R. with hardwood Fl., 14 pc bath, sec fl, 3 BDR, 1-2pc bath, full basement with rec room, BFA, Gas boiler heat, Back deck, 1 car detached garage, Don’t miss out on this home. Asking $199,000. Call Ross 433-1133.

186 PINNACLE ROAD 4 LEVEL SPLIT - MINUTES FROM RENFREW Eat in Kit with new pot lights, leads to large deck, Separate D.R., L.R., all overlooking Renfrew. Upper level features BDR, 1-4pc bath, Large MBR, 1-3pc ensuite with jacuzzi tub highlighted by skylight, large walk in closet; 2nd level has, cozy family room, laundry room plus 1-3pc bath, furnace room. Lower level, B.D.R., large hallway, 2 car fully insulated garage, beautiful hardwood floors throughout this home, pave drive, quality landscaped. Call Ross for details at 433-1133.

1018 McNAB RD., CALABOGIE 3 SEASON COTTAGE – Located in Barryvale area, 2 minutes from golf course, 10 minutes from ski hill. Maintenance free kit., LR with brick fireplace, 3 BDR, newer sunroom overlooking the lake. Lot 50 by 169. Asking $409,900. Call Ross 433-1133 for details . 466290

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29 Raglan St. S., Renfrew, ON K7V 1P8


Morris Eady

Dennis Yakaback Real Estate Broker

Broker of Record






Patti Reid Sales Rep.





• 297,900 • 3 Bedrooms • Large Ensuite • Hardwood floors • Stunning Kitchen • Granite counter tops MLS#791993 Call Dennis 613-432-0041 to view



Charlene Riopelle Vincent Johnston Kelly Derue Sales Rep. Real Estate Broker Badour Sales Rep. Cell 433-2254 Cell 433-2681 Cell 433-4082

• $129,900 • Eat-in Kitchen • Large family room/living room • Three bedrooms • New gas furnace • Fenced rear yard MLS # 791499 Call Kelly 613-433-2681 to view

• $549,900 • Calabogie Lake Waterfront 1.65 Acres • Year round home • 2 minutes to ski hill • Separate guest cottage MLS #791900 Call Kelly 613-433-2681 to view





Saturday, May 14 – 1 - 3 p.m. • $259,900

Sun., May 15/11 – 2 - 4 p.m. New Price $ 354,900

Your Host: Kelly Derue, Broker 613-433-2681

Your Host: Kelly Derue, Broker 613-433-2681


Sales Rep.




• $159,900 • Super 3 bedroom bungalow on lg country lot • Separate dining room with patio doors • Large country kitchen • Natural Gas Heat • Heated/insulated double garage Call Rick 613-401-3212 or Patti 613-401-0197 MLS #791742


Rick Reid

1011 JANE ST.


• $239,900 • 3+1 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • Main floor laundry • Too many updates to list MLS#791847 Call Dennis 613-432-0041 to view



$ 169,900 • All brick exterior • Family room w/gas stove • Eat-in kitchen • 3 Bedrooms • Immediate occupancy MLS #785313 Call Dennis 613-432-0041 to view




• 134,900 • 2 Bedrooms • Fenced rear yard • Detached garage • Above ground pool • Small utility bills MLS#789036 Call Vince 613-433-2254 to view

• $219,900 • Beautifully decorated • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • New gas furnace • Fenced rear yard MLS #784987. Call Charlene for more info 613-433-4082


• $139,900 • 1-1/2 Storey • 3 Bedrooms • Large Lot • Quiet Neighbourhood MLS #787395. Call Charlene at 613-433-4082


• $199,900 • Corner Property • 2 Homes • Main house, 5 bedroom , 3 Baths • Rental house - 1 Bedroom • Excellent Investment Property MLS # 785595. Call Morris 613-432-1830 to view



• $189,900 • All Brick • Double paved driveway • Gas heat - Central air • 3 Bedrooms • Quiet neighborhood MLS #785132 Call Morris for more info 613-432-1830

• $245,000 MLS#741562 • 3 bedroom on top of Kennelly Mountain • Open concept - with catwalk on 2nd level • 20’ x 20’ loft master bedroom • Private 2 acre lot • Heated/insulated garage/workshop Call Patti 401-0197 or Rick 401-3212 to view


5117 HIGHWAY 60

• $149,900 • Large lot • Edge of town • Well & Septic • Metal Roof • Lots of storage MLS #784542 Call Vince for more info 613-433-2254


• Lease bar/restaurant • 4200 sq. ft. 2nd floor • Office space • 4200 sq. ft. 3rd floor MLS #773692 Call Vince 613-433-2254 to view



• 144,900 • Perfect family home • Attached garage • Beautiful lot • Front & rear driveway • Huge family room MLS #781822 Call Vince 613-433-2254 to view.


• $174,900 MLS#783528 • Perfect on Peter! • Open concept on main floor • Over $25K in energy upgrades • Main floor bedroom and bath • Sunroom with patio doors to deck Call Patti 401-0197 or Rick 401-3212 to view

On Duty This Weekend Kelly Derue Broker 613-433-2681


• $244,900 MLS#792057 • 100’ x 200’ corner lot in town • Solid, all brick home • partly finished lower level • well and septic – NO WATER BILLS! Call Patti 401-0197 or Rick 401-3212 to view

• $259,900 • Great location • Fenced yard • Interlock driveway • Finished lower level MLS #779022 Call Dennis 613-432-0041 to view

• $145,000 • Great family home w/large addition • 3 Beds, 1-1/2 Baths • Huge master bedroom • Oak kitchen w/built-ins MLS # 790353 Call Patti 613-401-0197 to view

• $224,900 • Custom Design • Hardwood & Ceramic Flooring • Ensuite Bath • 2 Bedrooms • Economical Living MLS #783172. Call Morris for more info 613-432-1830

I welcome your weekend call on any listed property


Glenda Bidwell saw a pileated woodpecker attacking a dead tree near Mac’s Milk in Renfrew. As woodpeckers are not generally disturbed by our presence, she was able to get some good photos of the bird. It was making piles of chips from the soft wood. When she returned the following day to take more pictures the tree had been cut down and she was disturbed because she thought the birds were building a nest.Woodpeckers excavate two types of holes, one single hole for nesting and roosting and several large holes while searching for beetles and their larvae. Woodpeckers, especially pileated woodpeckers, attack trees that may have been killed by the more than 1,000 wood and bark beetles that invade and destroy our native trees.


The birds move into town when they find a tree that could harbour insects. The birds seldom attack sound, healthy trees.

swans are white, have short legs and long necks. Sandhill cranes, great egrets and great blue herons have long legs and long necks. In flight the swans and egrets carry their necks straight out front and their legs straight out behind. Herons fold their neck back in front and dangle their feet out behind. If you watch for these traits it will help identify them.

A SWAN OR NOT Mae and Allan Craig saw a large white bird near Stark’s Corners this past week and sent us the following email. Jim and Ila: We saw a very large white bird flying near Stark’s Corners about five o’clock this evening. Could it be a Trumpeter Swan? In our bird books they show that they are not near here. It was very graceful in flight. Mae and Allan Craig Mae and Allan: Snow geese, swans, great egrets, sandhill cranes and great blue herons look very much alike flying overhead and are difficult to identify. Snow geese and

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS The bright plumage and cheery song of the rose-breasted grosbeak have been seen and heard this week. The loud, clear whistled song is much like the song of a cardinal. Although both birds are brightly coloured, we very


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typical colour may return when the bird molts in late summer. GRAY PARTRIDGE SURVIVE Ron and Sybil Ferguson saw four gray partridge that survived the winter. The survival of this species is very dependent on the temperatures and depth of snow in winter. Deep snow cover prevents them from finding food to keep their heat energy levels up.

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES Al Beaudoin at Burnstown noticed an unusual bird at his feeder. It had all the markings of a typical tri-coloured blackbird (black body, red shoulder patch with white or yellow trim) but the bird he saw had an added patch of orange on its crown and some white feathers on the body. It is very possible he was looking at a colour shift in the plumage. The

Ruby and Jim Vieland had their goldfinches return after a winter away. The finches tend to congregate in areas where paper birch, white cedar and speckled alder cones are plentiful in years when seed from spruce, balsam fir and pine are not available. This winter was one of those winters. Whether you will have finches at

BOBOLINKS ARRIVE Bobolinks arrived at a number of locations on Sunday, May 8. This is very good news. This species has been on the decline for several years. Insecticide use on their wintering grounds and summer nesting territory, and a sharp increase in the ring-billed gull population, have reduced bobolink numbers drastically. Please keep us informed of their activity in your area. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, RR 5, Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 3Z8. Phone 613-432-2637 or email


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• 219,900 • Custom Kitchen • Wood burning fireplace • Gleaming hardwood floors • Private rear yard w/pool • Gas heat & C/A MLS #789756 Call Kelly 613-432-2681 to view


• $175,000 • Waterfront • Large garage • Great fishing • Wide Waterfront lot MLS #790348 Call Vince 613-433-2254 to view

805 KING ST.

• $126,900 • Great starter • Quiet village • Rear deck • Hardwood floors • 4 Good sized bedrooms MLS #790895 Call Dennis 613-432-0041 to view

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• $169,900 • Nice home in nice neighbourhood • Detached single garage • Well maintained / no work • Family room w/fireplace • Gas Heat & C/A MLS # 790484 Call Kelly 613-433-2681 to view


• $269,900 • Waterfront • 4 Season Cottage • 10 Min. from Renfrew • Wood & Oil Heat • Private Lake – no public access MLS #791277 Call Vince 613-433-2254 to view


• $259,900

• 3 Bedrooms • Heated garage • Renovated like new • Great location • New Price MLS#788690 Call Dennis 613-432-0041 to view

Burnstown Rd. $

• $249,900 • 200’ of waterfront • Quiet, tranquil lake • 10 mins to Golf Course, 15 mins to ski hill • Great family cottage MLS#783005 Call Kelly 613-433-2681 to view


• $369,900 • Waterfront • Gorgeous Bungalow • Well Built • Large property • View of Calabogie Lake • 2 Car attached garage MLS #719096 Call Vince 613-433-2254 to view


• $239,900 • 3 Bedroom cottage • Shallow safe shoreline • Over 7 acres • Mink Lake MLS#785551 Call Dennis to view 613-432-0041

• 219,900 • Country home • Detached double garage • Main floor family room • Newly renovated kitchen & bath • In ground pool MLS #790655 Call Kelly 613-433-2681 to view


• $224,900 • Waterfront • 4 Season cottage/home • Wide waterfront • Carport MLS #783717 Call Vince 613-433-2254 to view

2855-B HIGHWAY 132

• $367,000 • 5 Bedrooms • 2-1/2 Baths • Beautiful interior • 10 acres MLS #778337 Call Dennis 613-432-0041 to view

1.64 Acre lot $ 44,900

Larmond Rd. (Hwy 41) 2 Acre lot $ 35,000 Call Kelly 613-433-2681 to view


• $447,000 • Waterfront • Gorgeous manicured lot • Privacy galore • Huge garage • Beautiful kitchen MLS #790348 Call Vince 613-433-2254 to view


• $134,900 • Great cash flow • Many updates • 3 - 1 Bedroom units • Affordable priced MLS#777570 Call Dennis 613-432-0041 to view

May 12, 2011 - The Renfrew Mercury

Woodpecker comes to town

often hear them before we see them. Bonnie and Perley Black have rose-breasted grosbeaks at their feeder along with 20-plus evening grosbeaks. Jack and Jane Clark have the birds feeding in the choke cherry tree in their front lawn on Wade Avenue. Jen Kirby saw two males and a female at her feeder on Bank Street. Watch and listen for this black, white and rose-coloured grosbeak.


RCI Air Cadets win trophy

Open House Guide

MAY 11, 1911 NEW SEPARATE SCHOOL: The work on the new separate shool and convent will probably be started next week. The convent will be built on the Plaunt property while the new school will be a larger structure than the present one, which will be torn down. The new school will be three storeys high with eight rooms. The third storey will contain the assembly hall, and the playrooms will be in the basement. The work will be rushed on both the convent and the separate school. The following are the successful tenders with the contract price for each. Plumbing John Conley $2,573, Heating James Smart Manufacturing Co. Brockville $1,275. JOINED SURVEY IN WEST: Mr.. Frank Grigg left on Tuesday for the west, where he has a good position on the International Boundary Survey. The international boundary is being officially surveyed by joint parties for both Canada and the United States, and there are a number of parties at work now between the two coasts. Mr.. Grigg is joining the party at work in the Turtle Mountain (Manitoba) district. The work will continue for several months. MAY 7, 1936


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FROM THE OLD FILES the Frank Dunn Memorial Trophy for the highest mark obtained in the Rotary Club Music Festival. Adjudicator John Murdie of Ottawa awarded Miss Lindsay 94 per cent for her French horn solo, Nocturne. Miss Lindsay also won the Rotary Club trophy for the highest mark in the brass solo. Mr.. Murdie commenting on the performance said, he was amazed at Miss Lindsay’s stamina and described the solo as “beautiful.” RCI CADETS WIN AGAIN: RCI Army Cadets won the Major J. H. Molson Trophy and the Province of Quebec Army Shooting Championship at Boucherville, Que., last weekend. The collegians defeated a field of over 50 teams representing Army, Air and Sea Cadets. They also won an unprecedented six of the 10 individual awards. Doug Heath, Mike Kalbun, Peter McGregor, Richard Thompson, Al Rouble, and Dan Visneskie dropped from third to ninth place in individual standing. Next week the youngsters will meet the country’s best indoor shooting teams when they return to Boucherville to compete in the open matches against all-comers, not just cadets.

NO SIDEWALK YET WHERE NEED IS GREAT: The need of a sidewalk on Coumbes Street to provide accommodation for the residents of the Barnet To help with research, contact Olga Lewis Sub-Division was again emphasized on at Sunday night when Mr. and Mrs. DIRECT 613-433-6569 Frank Murray were struck by a OFFICE 613-623-7922 passing car, the former getting se330 White Lake Road, verely bruised and the latter hurt Enright Real Estate Arnprior, Ont. about the head and requiring Brokerage Pat Forrest medical attention. The cowardly Sales Representative @forrestpat driver, who must have known N that he hit somebody, drove on PR EW IC without stopping, and his numE ber was not secured. He was going toward the town and is supposed to have passed through it. The couple, realizing that there SUNDAY May 15, 2-4 p.m. are always risks on that road, 58 Scobie Road, Haley/Chenaux. $359,900 were walking on the left side. The 50 Acre Hobby Farm. Approx. 3000 square feet of living mishap occurred at the corner of space, 2 double car garages, Spacious family room. Coumbes and Barr streets. Detached In-law suite. Above ground pool. Fenced yard, trails & paddocks. 4+1 bedrooms | 3 bath BIG GRAVEL PIT AGAIN BUSY SCENE: The CNR gravel Visit for more information pit in Horton within bell distance of Renfrew is this week being re-opened. About 50 men will be given employment. Renfrew men may or may not be taken on, but COLDWELL BANKER this town will no doubt be the VALLEY WIDE REAL ESTATE Heather Kennedy source of supplies for the comBROKERAGE missariat department, while the & Mike Labelle 194 Daniel St. S, Arnprior men will buy clothing, tobacco Sales Rep etc. here. Huge amounts of grav613-797-0202 613-623-7303 el is to be taken out of the pit, which is an extensive one, with the gravel of the best quality. For a number of years the pit has been closed. It lies to the southeast of the town, showing from the provincial highway.


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Private woodland setting on 7 acres - 3 bedroom bungalow w/double garage, laminate floors thoughout, new 4 pce bath, perennial gardens, creek and walking trails. Don’t miss seeing this property! MLS #782723 $295,000


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Century 21 EADY REALTY, INC. Brokerage

296 Jordan Ave., RENFREW Helen Vincent, Broker of Record 613-432-0058

Sun. May 15 2-4 p.m.

Sun. May 15 2-4 p.m.

63 McBride Rd., RENFREW

Christena McNab, Sales Rep. 613-570-1443

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Sherri Cobus, Sales Rep. 613-432-1947

Kelly Derue, Broker 613-433-2681

Sun. May 15 2-4 p.m.


Sun. May 15 2-4 p.m. 295 Kippen Road

Sun. May 15 2-4 p.m. 58 Scobie Rd., HALEY


Sat. May 14 2-4 p.m.


Office: Offi ce: 613-623-3665

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Sun. May 15 1-3 p.m. 101 Spindle Drift Crt., CALABOGIE

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246 Opeongo Rd., RENFREW Ross Peever, Sales Rep. 613-433-1133

Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage

3002 Black Bay Lane, CASTLEFORD

Teri Leach, Sales Rep. 613-433-6994

Pat Forrest, Sales Rep. 613-433-6569

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Sun. May 15 2-3:30 p.m.

Mike & Donna Defalco, Sales Rep./Broker

Jenn Spratt, Sales Rep. 613-623-2602


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Kelly Derue, Broker 613-433-2681


41 Bonnechere St. N., RENFREW

298 Baldwin Ave., RENFREW

238 Foxden St., RENFREW


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177 & 181 Elk St., RENFREW Helen Vincent, Broker of Record 613-432-0058

Sun. May 15 2-4 p.m.


MAY 12, 1971

Sun. May 15 2-4 p.m.

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The Renfrew Mercury - May 12, 2011


Sun. May 15 2-4 p.m. 137 McAndrew Ave., RENFREW Ross Peever, Sales Rep. 613-433-1133

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POULTRY & SMALL animal, buy, sell, trade. May 15, 9 am-noon, Renfrew fairgrounds. All poultry and caged birds, animals no bigger than rabbits. Vendors $5.00 fee. More info call Lisa 433-9389 PETS

BERNESE MOUNTAIN dog X Golden Retriever pups, ready to go, vet checked. $300 Shawville 613-223-5015

3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW backing onto ravine, corner lot 50’x207’, 59 Wilson St. $179,000 private, 416-239-0428 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW, newly renovated, beautiful view of park and river. $155,000 firm. 613432-8969

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1997 166000 Coupe (2 door) Automatic Silver Rear-wheel drive Used Gasoline Ottawa, ON K2C 1V7

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LOOKING FOR AN Apartment, call the “BEST forget the REST” 613-432-8417 Wilson Investments. A great selection of one and two bedrooms for July 1st. Our apartments are affordable, clean, quiet, with stove and fridge all in secure buildings. We have 24 hour maintenance service. Give us a call we’ll be happy to show you any of our locations. Office hours 8am -4:30pm, our location No.2, 850 O’Brien Road. Evenings and weekends by appointment only. ONE BEDROOM APT TO SUBLET. 1425 Rosenthal Ave, Ottawa. Close to Carleton U, Algonquin and Experimental Farm. $789 all inclusive + one parking spot. Available June 1st, must qualify through Timbercreek Asset Management criteria, 1st & last required. Current lease ends Aug 31st, may sign new lease after that time. Contact dumaismessina@hot for inquir ies.

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1513-A Whelan Rd. $ 193,900.00 Well maintained bungalow. Located only 10 minutes from town on approx. 2 acres. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, finished family room, builtin appliances, central air and central vacuum. Built in 1994, this home is R2000 certified making it very economical to heat. For more information or to arrange a showing please call 613-432-9629 or E-mail: CL24526

2 BEDROOMS, 2 full baths apt for rent, seeking mature tenants. Large deck off kitchen. Parking, washer/dryer included. Heat and Hydro extra. $725 phone 613-432-6441 LARGE 2 BEDROOM apartment, central location, private driveway, high efficiency gas furnace, $650 monthly plus utilities, 613-4333247 SMALL ONE BEDROOM apartment, available immediately. Rent includes heat. Quiet, secure. 264 Raglan St S. Call 4325972


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If you are looking for a career that offers challenging opportunities in a progressive facility, consider Pembroke Regional Hospital as your employer of choice. We are currently recruiting for the following positions: •Systems/Network Coordinator to work in Information Technology Department. This position is offered on a Full-time basis. Reporting to the Director of Information Technology, the Systems/Network Coordinator will work within the hospital Information Services team environment supporting an array of health care and corporate applications and work closely with client departments to capitalize on the benefits that are enabled by this technology investment. Within the Information Services team, the Systems/Network Coordinator will plan, coordinate, install and support the hospital’s local-area network, wide-area network, Internet, Intranet and Extranet, including security measures as well as the day to day onsite administration of systems software and users in a variety of work environments. The Systems/ Network Coordinator will troubleshoot problems reported by users, monitor and adjust performance of existing networks/systems and make recommendations for enhancements. REQUIREMENTS: • Minimum 3-year Community College diploma or degree in Information Technology or equivalent • Minimum of 2 years current related experience in the hospital sector or 3 years current industry related experience. • Experience providing Client or end user support and training, including hardware/software support • Experience in performing effectively in a detail-oriented work environment requiring a high degree of personal organization and accountability. • Experience with projects demonstrating analytical/problem solving skills • Experience with MS Office, Exchange, SQL Server, IIS, CITRIX XenApp, Windows Client Server environments including Server Virtualization • Demonstrated ability to prepare and maintain system documentation’s write user guides and produce learning aids • Ability to multitask and prioritize work assignments • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Exercise sound judgment and maintain a high degree of confidentiality • Ability to be flexible, versatile and adaptable in day-to-day activities • Computer equipment maintenance skills including PC and Peripheral equipment, setup, configuration and troubleshooting • Knowledge Networks and Internetworks, related connectivity devices, TCP/IP Protocol suite and related security risks and remedies. • Sound knowledge of security principles/policies/standards, security controls/mechanisms and threat/risk assessment techniques. • Understanding of Industry Standard Security protocol, i.e. SSL, PKI, Digital Certificates, etc • Clear Criminal Record Check • Applicants must be available to be part of a 24 x 7 on-call rotation and when on-call must be available within a response time of 30 minutes. • Must have demonstrated ability to meet the attendance standards of the Hospital • Bilingualism is an asset

U ACCOUNT REP OTTAWA / MONTREAL * Manage & grow dedicated territory * Work with large pre-existing customer base * Utilize our 507-page catalog with over 20,000 items * 2 years prior sales experience * Must be bilingual (English / French) * Overnight travel is required * Bachelor’s degree required


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Interlock/landscaping, driveway paving & sealing, decks/fences, foundation repairs. Best rates, guaranteed workmanship, free estimates, fully insured. Call RENFREW COUNTY CONTRACTING 613-2817030, 613-281-7431. THIS MONTH’S SPECIAL DRIVEWAY SEALING.


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FRIDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT Friday, May 6th - 8 p.m. Jesse Byers Friday, May 13th - 8 p.m. Cody Labombard Friday, May 20th - 8 p.m. Keith May Friday, May 27th - 8 p.m. Cali Yakaback 409 Stewart St., Renfrew



EXPERIENCED HOUSE CLEANER Sandra’s House cleaning a few spaces available. Honest, reliable, references available 613-4330997

Specializing in Home Protection Plans

Salary based on experience Multiple bonuses & excellent benefits!



carriers wanted Shawville, Bryson, Campbell’s Bay, Ladysmith, Otter Lake, Douglas


RENFREW various routes Seeking reliable people to deliver the Renfrew Mercury every Thursday

Contact Chris Paveley

Routes available in your area. Contact: CHRIS PAVELEY 613-432-3655 • 800-884-9195

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes by Friday, May 20, 2011 to: Human Resources, Pembroke Regional Hospital, 705 Mackay Street, Pembroke, Ontario, K8A 1G8 or FAX: (613) 732-6348 or e-mail We thank all candidates for applying, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. An equal opportunity employer Visit our Website


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Pembroke Regional Hospital, located 150 km northwest of Ottawa, is a regional acute care hospital offering a variety of acute and ambulatory care services including medicine, surgery, maternal and child care, regional mental health care, regional rehabilitation, district stroke centre, emergency and intensive care. Our state of the art digital diagnostic imaging department offers a wide variety of diagnostic modalities including CT and nuclear medicine. In our continuing efforts to bring health care services closer to home, we have expanded in the areas of systemic therapy and geriatric day program. In partnership with the Ottawa Heart Institute we offer an ambulatory cardiac rehabilitation program.

CALL 613-433-4914 for a free estimate

TOTAL LAWN CARE we provide the following services: lawn maintenance, garden tilling, hedge trimming, residential & commercial, fully insured. Contact Dan Fraser 613-4328142/613-570-1168 “Treat your Lawn to some T.L.C.”




Available Immediately: Experienced Cleaner with criminal reference check and insurance. Will clean according to your schedule and specifications. • Green/Environmentally friendly cleaning products available • Spring or Fall Cleaning • Cottage Clean-up/Check-up and Open/Close for the season *SUPERclean* for you it’s what we do

Professional Handyman “Honey Do This” Company specializing in small jobs. Painting, Plumbing, Carpentry. Creative solutions with reasonable rates. 30 years experience. Bill Weiss 613-570-1488, Renfrew, Arnprior, Calabogie weissmaintenance@





Bubble Technology Industries (BTI) is a dynamic company with worldrenowned expertise in the field of radiation detection. We currently have openings for the above positions.

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GEORGE’S BARBER SHOP 47 McGarry Ave. Phone 613-432DOG WALKING 9335 SERVICE Is your dog sitting at home all day? Honest, friendly, re- SEND A LOAD to the liable. Dog Walker dump, cheap. Clean up available anytime, call clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and Dave 613-322-6968 yard waste. 613-2564613




(with PCB Layout skills)

Software Developer

EXPERIENCED BRUSH CUTTER need some brush cut, small trees removed or general yard work? Call Dave (613)322-6968


ADORABLE PUGGLE. 2 years old. Looking for loving Call Gina 55 home. 5.3210

Electronics Technologist



Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places?

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CERTIFIED MASON 10yrs exp., Chimney Repair & Restoration, cultured stone, parging, repointing. Brick, block & stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. Work guaranteed. 613-250-0290.



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“Interest-Free Financing on New Appliances? Goodbye Dishpan Hands!”

When: Saturday May 28, 2011

With15 newspapers and a circulation of over 310,000, we make it easy to get your message to your customers.

Where: Opeongo Park

(Opeongo Road) Lake Clear

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Join family & friends to celebrate the birthdays of Mary Scobie McLaughlin of Cobden (Secret!) and Mel Scobie at the AFAC Wing lounge, Sunday May 15 from 2-6 p.m.

Please join us to celebrate this special occasion Date:

Saturday, May 28, 2011

To those who we have missed, we would like to extend an invitation to you to join in the celebration of our marriage on May 14th 2011, 8:00 p.m. at the Renfrew Armouries


1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location:

RCAF Wing (Lounge) 164 Argyle St. S. Renfrew Ontario Best Wishes Only

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INSIDE GARAGE SALE May 21, 8a.m.-3p.m. Barryvale (Calabogie) Hwy 511 to Barryvale Rd to Pheasant Run, 28 Pine Hill Rd off Pheasant Run. Furniture & household items. 50% of proceeds to Hospice Renfrew 322 WADE AVE Saturday May 14, 7a.m.-12. Lots of baby clothes & toys, poker tables, golf sets, lots more. 146 ELGIN AVE W. Saturday May 14th, rain or shine, 8:00a.m. Assorted house hold items!

MCNAB PUBLIC SCHOOL Mega Sale plus plants & bake sale. Saturday May 14, 8a.m.-12 noon. Thanks for your support MULTI FAMILY STREET sale Haramis Drive Saturday May 14, 8:00-noon, rain or shine

SATURDAY MAY 14, 158 Patrick Ave W, 8-12 p.m. INSIDE GARAGE SALE, Sat, May 14, 2011. 1848 Hwy 132, 3 miles from Renfrew. Furniture, children and household items

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GIANT YARD SALE Saturday May 14, 2011, 708 Holmes Rd off Ferguslea Rd Furniture, tools and 8a.m.-2p.m. household items for sale. Saturday May 21 FRIDAY & SATURDAY from 8-3pm. 112 MAY 13 & 14, Pheasant Run, Barry- 8a.m.-4p.m. Multi-famivale(Calabogie)HWY ly, Towey Lane off River 511 to Barryvale Rd Rd end of Thompson and left on Pheasant Rd turn right. Furniture, Run #112. fishing & books etc. COMMUNITY YARD SALE Foresters Falls Orange Hall Saturday May 14 8am - 1pm Lunch available. Tables to Rent contact 613-646-2321 or 613432-8491

346 HARRY ST (back yard), Friday May 13 190 BARNET BLVD and Saturday May 14 Renfrew, Sat. May 14, at 8 am. Rain date Sunrain or shine, day May 15 8a.m.-1p.m. Military heaters, tackle boxes, girls clothes and toys, tools and chainsaw, etc


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MASSIVE GARAGE SALE!!! 718 Anderson Rd, off Hwy 17 (near Seahawk model homes). Everything from small decor and clothing, large furniture and antiques. Saturday May 14, 2011, 9 am - 3 pm. Rain or shine. Incredible selections

Deanna Kauffeldt and Jessie Gale

GARAGE SALE SEASON IS HERE!! Book your ad in our special “Garage Sale” Section For only $10.00 plus HST

Bar fridge, end tables, toys household items. Saturday May 21 from 8am-3pm;122 Pheasant Run Road,Barryvale[Calabogie]HWY 511 to Barryvale rd. and left on Pheasant run.

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2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Horton Community Centre Best Wishes Only Please

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Saturday May 14 2011 Renfrew Legion, 30 Raglan Street South 8:00 pm – 1:00am

Join us in celebrating 50 years of marriage for Gerald & Gertie Vander Ploeg Saturday, May 20, 2011

Your mother is always with you. She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she’s the smell of bleach in your freshly laundered socks, she’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not well. Your mother lives inside your laughter and she’s crystallized in every tear drop. She’s the place you came from, your first home; And she’s the map you follow with every step you take. She’s your first love and your first heartbreak, and nothing on earth can separate you... Not time....not space... not even death. Author Unknown Miss you! Love, Judy, Ashley, Lindsay, Robyn & Amber



Don and Sheila Letts May 12, 1961 – 2011

Eleanor Mary (Freamo) McGregor April 09, 2006 The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Lovingly remembered by all your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren CL24458



KAYLA REINERT Saturday, May 14, 2011 Ma-Te-Way Center 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. Renfrew, On $5/ticket (Tickets available at door) CL24507

50th Golden Wedding Anniversary

Bernard In memory of a dear father and papa, Ralph Bernard. April 1, 2010 And a loving brother and uncle Bill Bernard May 11, 2010 Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Forever in our hearts, Patti, Cal, Crystal and Randy

CHURCH In fond and loving memory of a dear brother and uncle, Sheldon Church who passed away May 17, 2009 Thanks Sheldon for all the lessons you taught us, for your infinite knowledge, for all our special times in the bush and at our family hunt camp. Always remembered, Jeff and Margo Sharon and Murray David and Karen


THOM In loving memory of our mom Ilene - May 15, 2001 and dad Leo March 5, 1999


Happy 50th Anniversary

Congratulations to you both on your durable rapport Happy 50th anniversary, And may you have many more! Love Diane, Michael, Murray and Marc


I give you this one thought to keep I am with you still - do not weep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn’s rain. When you awake in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush. Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not think of me as gone I am with you still - in each new dawn. With us forever: Leona, Daryl, Arlene, Fay and families WILLIE, RICHARD (DICK) A loving husband, stepfather and grandfather. We remember Dick with love; he left us May 15, 2000.

KELLY In loving memory of my You are within our cousin, Marion, who passed away, May 29, hearts There you will remain 1995 As we go on with life without you When thoughts go back, as they often do, And you rest in I treasure the memories Heavens lane Forgotten you will I have of you. This day is remembered never be For it’s been 11 years and quietly kept, No words are needed, Since God has taken you home I will never forget. For deep in my heart, With fond and loving you will always stay, memories, Loved and remembered each and every Helen and family day.




In loving memory of our mom Mary Parent SUPPER TIME Many years ago in days of childhood, we used to play till evening time would come. Then, winding down an old familiar pathway, 781 Fifth Ave, we’d hear mom call us for supper. “Come on home, it’s supper time” It’s supper time in Heaven for all those moms. Spring time, violets, peonies, roses, lilacs, morning glories, hollyhocks around the kitchen door are gone now. 781 Fifth Ave is quiet now. If wildflowers grow in Heaven, Lord, give mom a bouquet and tell her they are from us. Forever with us, Your family


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Join the family and friends of Gary & Shirley Russett As they celebrate 50 years of marriage Sunday May 15, 2011 1:30 – 4:30 Arnprior Legion Music by the Barley Shakers Best Wishes Only Please CL24159

Loved forever Gramps and Gramma

It’s been two years Nathan, we love you and miss you more than ever. You are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Our wavering pain can be relentless at times. Your memories we hold deep, however they can make us weep. It hurts to feel your presence, and not hear your voice, or see your smile, especially at the Cottage, the place you loved so much! Your sportsmanship is everywhere up there, from your fish mounts, to your deer head mounts, even your owl mount. You made it such a great place! We made a Memorial Animal Park for you up there, Nath, (just missing a bear!). It gives us some comfort to walk out and sit there and have our early morning coffee, maybe again in the afternoon sun, and even in the moonlit sky sometimes. Charlie just loves it. We just knew you would love it too. Wrap your arms around him Lord and let him know he’s loved, until we get to your land above, and love him again we will. Much Love, Dad, Mom, Ryan & Charlie, Devin & Michelle


LECLAIRE In loving memory of our dear cousin, Nathan Leclaire As time unfolds another year, Memories keep you ever near. Silent thoughts of time together, Hold memories that will last forever. No longer in our life to share, But in our hearts you’re always there. Remembered forever, Cousins

PERRIN, Clarence Norbert Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew, ON in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Irene Marie Paquette. Loving father of Robert (Brenda) Perrin, Norman Perrin, Gerald Perrin, David Perrin, Kathy McGrath (Larry), Linda (Patrick) Tighe, Nancy (Leonard) Laflamme. He will be missed by his grandchildren Jeremy, Christopher, Andrew, Stephanie, Amanda, Troy, William, Adam, Michael, Deborah, Jennifer, Meaghan, Kurtis, Vincent, and Zachary. He will be fondly remembered by his brother Ron (Betty) Norrish.

In loving memory of my soul mate and best friend November 25, 1948 – May 11, 2010

LECLAIRE In loving memory of our dear nephew, Nathan Leclaire When we think of you, dear Nathan, Our hearts are filled with pain. This earth could be our heaven, If we heard your voice again. Two years have swiftly passed away, But still we don’t forget; For in the hearts that loved you best, Fond memories linger yet. Always in our hearts, Aunts and uncles

The days we had were too happy, the love too perfect and true, to be lost when death took you from me … in memories I live them anew.

Always and forever Theresa


Though your smile is gone forever, And your hand we cannot touch, Still we have so many memories Of the one we loved so much. Your memory is our keepsake, With which we’ll never part, God has you in His keeping, We have you in our heart.

Nathan Leclaire November 21, 1981 to May 13, 2009 In Loving Memory of our Dear Son, Brother & Uncle.

Norma Ryckman

Bill Bernard LECLAIRE In loving memory of our dear grandson, Nathan Leclaire



50 Wedding Anniversary





Family and friends may call at McPhail and Perkins Funeral Home on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., and on Friday from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Rev. David Perrin, O.M.I. presiding. Interment to follow at St. Columbkille Cemetery, Pembroke. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Bonnechere Manor Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences or donations may be made at

613-433-3993 459 Albert St., Renfrew ON K7V 1V8





McCarthy, Mervyn E.J. WW II Veteran (Royal Hamilton Light Infantry) Member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Council Assembly 1597 Suddenly at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Friday May 6th, 2011 in his 90th year. Cherished husband of Elizabeth Freeman for whom he has been married for 68 years. Beloved father of Cynthia (Ken Noble) of Fort Francis, Basil (Frances) of Kincardine, Linda (Doug Letang) of Renfrew, Mark (Theresa) of Madison Wisconsin and father in law of Colin Freeman of England. Predeceased by daughter Joan Freeman. Dear grandpa of 14 and great-grandpa 19. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew on Wednesday, May 11th at 10:00,am. Interment Parish Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mervyn may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church Memorial Fund. Online condolences/donations may be made at



Greco, Ruth (Nee Butler) Suddenly on Thursday May 5th ,2011 at Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew. Ruth was born on May 7th, 1934 in Ottawa. Beloved wife of Joseph Aurel Grecco. Dear mother of Michael (Lianna), of Toledo Ohio, Lisa Knoch of Mississauga, and Brian “Sam” (Roxanne) of Stittsville. Dear grandma of Jaime Knoch, Kelly Knoch, Jenny Knoch, Nicholas Grecco and Ella Grecco. Ruth will be sadly missed by her brother Brian Butler (Marion) of Winnipeg and her many nieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by her sister Nancy Tallyhoe. Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St. S, Renfrew on Sunday May 8th from 2-4, 7-9pm and after 12 noon Monday. A Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated on Monday at 1pm at the Goulet Funeral Home. Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of Ottawa 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa,ON K1Y 4E9.

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Peacefully in Hospice Renfrew on Sunday February 20, 2011. Joan Swift age 75 years. Beloved wife of Don Swift of Calabogie. Loving mother of Gavin (Sheri) of Thunder Bay and Colin (Nathalie) of Ottawa. Loved Grandmother of Logan, Chase and Hayley. Dear sister of Mary Lightstone (Larry) of Arden. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday May 14th at St. Andrew’s United Church, Calabogie at 1 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Anderson Funeral Home Renfrew.

In the Pembroke Regional Hospital on Monday, May 9, 2011. Lorne L. Campbell age 80 years. Beloved husband of Dorothy Campbell (nee Cox). Loving father of Janice Macdonald, Dalton (Alida) Campbell and Grant (Teresa) Campbell. Predeceased by 2 infant children Norman and Joan. Loved Grandfather of Angelina, Caitlin, Pierce and Campbell. Dear brother of Horricks Campbell and Lottie Quast. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel, 22 Raglan St., S., Renfrew on Thursday, May 12th from 12 noon – 1 p.m., where Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Haley’s Cemetery. For those desiring donations to Hospice Renfrew or CHEO would be appreciated.


Community Calendar

THURSDAY, MAY 12 Eganville & District Seniors Golf League every Thursday at Indian River. Best Ball. Call Leonard or Leona at 613-628-3370.

FRIDAY, MAY 13 • The ladies from the Renfrew Golf Club

Suddenly, on Thursday May 5, 2011 after a valiant battle with cancer at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Cathy age 50, beloved wife of Randy Gilchrist. Cherished Mom of Adam (Nicole) and Justin. Special “grandma to be” of Bradley (who will arrive in August). Dear daughter of Trudy and the late Joseph Schmidt. She will be forever remembered by her sister Sharon (Dan) Boudreau, and brothers Tim (Charlene), Tom (Katherine). Predeceased by her sister Maria. Special daughter in law of Jim and Bernice Gilchrist. Dear sister in law of Nancy (Brian Dedo), Donna Bimm (Rollie), Barbie (Brad May), June (Delroy Hartwick), Debbie (Collin Giberson) and Robert (Brenda). Special friend of Correena Blimkie. Special Auntie to Hilary and Emily. Cathy will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews and friends Visitation was held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St. S, Renfrew on Sunday, May 8th from 2-4 , 7-9 pm and after 9 am on Monday. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Michael’s Church, Douglas on Monday, May 9th at 10:30 am. Interment Parish Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

host a fashion show, with styles from Ella’s Boutique, Douglas Moore Fashions, Fraser’s Clothes Shop and the Renfrew Golf Club pro shop. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from the stores above or the pro shop at the Renfrew Golf Club. Proceeds to the Wings of Phoenix Brain Injury Rehab. • Bonnie Kerr Memorial Cure For Cancer Carnival at Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre, 4 to 7 p.m. Inflatables, carnival games and canteen. $2 admission and five-dollar or 13-dollar all-inclusive ride tickets. All proceeds to RCI Relay For Life. • Bake sale and music night with Jim Miller, Willy and Friends, 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church, Renfrew. Fund-


Villemure, Leo Joseph Peacefully on Monday May 9th , 2011 at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital with his loving wife Aileen by his side. Leo age 75 beloved husband of Aileen Tracey. Dear father of Richard (Jennifer Westbrook) of Almonte. Dear grandpa of Jacob, Joshua and Kaiden. Leo will be sadly missed by his siblings Laval, Emile, Reganne (Victor). Predeceased by siblings Paul, Cecile (Leo Paul), Therese, Raymonde (Gilles) and sisters in law Bridget and Gisele. Survived by sister in law Adrienne, brothers in law Serge and Victor. Leo will be sadly missed by the entire Tracey family.

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Renfrew, on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in her 82nd year. Dear mother of Bonnie (Jose) Smith of King’s Point, NL, Kathy and Robin of Nepean, and her special children of choice, Barbara (Gordon) Wright, Jamie (Kari) Riopelle and Muriel Cardwell. Grandmother of Joseph Smith of Nepean, and James Smith of King’s Point, NL. “Grandma Mary” to Holly, Sadie and Dylan Riopelle of Braeside. Survived by her sister Ronnie Gilcrest of Smiths Falls. Predeceased by her husband Isaac Nicol and infant daughter Judith, brothers Wesley, Clarence, Harold, Foster, Kenneth, Ernie and John Wright and sisters Viola McNulty, Ruth Brash, Joan Riopelle, and Beth Bowes. Will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Visiting will be held at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave. E., Renfrew on Sunday, May 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place at St. Andrew’s United Church, Calabogie on Monday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Don Anderson officiating. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Calabogie. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Renfrew or St. Andrew’s United Church, Calabogie would be appreciated. Condolences or donations may be made at

SATURDAY, MAY 14 • Arnprior & District Humane Society fundraising yard sale 9 a.m. at the Shelter, 490 Didak Drive, Arnprior. Donations appreciated Drop off at the shelter. Find your treasure and support your local animal shelter. 613-623-0916 www.arnpriorhumanesociety. • Mammoth Sale: Plant and pie yard sale May 14 from 9 a.m. to noon, Melville United Church, Eganville. Refreshments. • Euchre at the AFAC Wing at 1 p.m. Last for this season, will resume in September. Light lunch at half time. $8 per person, no partner needed. Call 613-432-4485 for more information. • McNab mega sale from 8 a.m. to noon. Giant multi-family indoor yard, bake and plant sale. A wide selection of quality new-to-you items, and special Fill a Box for $5. Perennials and seedlings started by the McNab Garden Club also available for purchase. All proceeds go toward McNab Public School’s play structure.

SUNDAY, MAY 15 • Randy Foster’s Fiddle Extravaganza featuring Tessa and Ella Bang, Triple Trouble – Michaela, Molly and Marley Mullan, Natalie Harrison, and dance to the music of Randy Foster and Bruce Armitage at 2 p.m. at the Renfrew Legion. Tickets $10 at Aikenhead’s Drug Store, Seniors Home Support (613-432-7691) and at the door. • Admaston-Bromley Wards 3-4 Recreation Committee annual car rally. Starts 1 p.m. at township office on Stone Road, $5 entry fee per car. Prize for first place, plus winner plans next year’s rally route. Snacks and drinks provided. Call Angela Field 613-433-3150. • Card party at St. Francis Xavier hall at 7 p.m. Admission $4; 50-50 draw, light lunch served. Proceeds to roof repair at the hall.

Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St., S., Renfrew on Wednesday May 11th from 2-4, 7-9 pm and after 9:15 am Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Renfrew on Thursday, May 12th at 10:30 am. Interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Donations may be made in Leo’s memory to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation, 3rd Floor or Oncology Unit. Online condolences/donations may be made at



Mary (nee Wright)

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raiser for Children’s Outreach Programs. Bake sale from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by evening of music and song.

CAMPBELL Lorne Laughlin


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• Salvation Army Church Healing Service, Renfrew 7 p.m. May 15, 22 and 29. Everyone welcome. Call Bill McMillan, 613432-6059. • RCI spring concert, 2 p.m. at Grant Gymnasium, $5 at door.

SKIN CANCER CLINIC Annual Lois Leclaire Memorial Skin Cancer Screening clinic Monday, June 6. Thanks to Drs. Radke, DiPaolo and Clarke who will divide up the whole day. We are focusing on those who do not have a doctor and regretfully cannot accept patients from Quebec. Call 613-433-3635 early to make an appointment.

WORKSHOPS Employment Networks is hosting the following workshops: Computer Literacy from May 16 to May 30; Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop, Tuesday May 17 from 1 to 4 p.m.; and Interview Techniques Workshop, Thursday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 613-432-3424 to register.

MONDAY, MAY 16 Information and Education Workshop with the New Diabetes and Education Outreach team from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Eganville Seniors Centre. Ask questions, get information about living with diabetes. This team will be serving communities such as Eganville on a regular basis, depending on need and interest. Call 613628-2354.

TUESDAY, MAY 17 Dances of Universal Peace: People of all ages, abilities and faith traditions welcome. No musical or dance experience needed. Third Tuesday of the month at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church from 7-9 p.m. Dance leader Patricia Tamosetis. Freewill donation. Call Felicite Stairs at 613-432-5583 or Debi Virtue at 613-4320908.


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THURSDAY, MAY 19 • All families and friends are invited to St. Thomas the Apostle’s Fun Fair, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Fun Fair will feature an inflatable obstacle course, moon bounce, a variety of games, french fries, pizza, treats and lots of fun. • The Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group’s AGM, 7 p.m. at the library, 222 Dickson St., Pembroke. Committee reports and election of officers. Angela Sabbath, curator of the Champlain Trail Museum, will talk about the historical displays to be enjoyed at Renfrew County Expo 150.

SATURDAY, MAY 21 Attention eco-friends ages 4-10! The Admaston-Bromley Library in Douglas is having ‘Reduce, Re-use, Recycle’ Party from 10 a.m. to noon. Grab a friend, scissors, and a piece of newspaper, and join us for a morning of GREEN fun.

SATURDAY, MAY 28 • Rummage Sale at St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds to charity. • Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support first annual 50+ Community Showcase at the Wing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 40 displays, fashion show and guest speakers focusing on services and products available in our community for those aged 50+. Canteen will be open and a luncheon special available. Free admission.



FOR CROHN’S AND COLITIS Bill and Margaret Matheson volunteer during the annual Crohn’s & Colitis barbecue May 7 at Renfrew M&M Meat Shops. They are joined (in centre) by co-owner Celine Richard. The barbecue hosted by Celine and Gilles Richard raised $2,112, including $300 that came from pledges for runners in the same day’s Trot for Crohn’s & Colitis. The Mathesons, who have a godson with Crohn’s & Colitis, have volunteered at the Renfrew store’s annual event for 14 years. M&M Meat Shops across Canada raised nearly $1.6 million Saturday, bringing totals for the 23-year-old campaign to more than $21 million. Mercury photo by Steve Newman

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The Renfrew Victoria Hospital Auxiliary held its first early bird draws for the Victorian House and Lottery Project at the annual meeting April 25. The five $100 winners were Linda Evans, Sandra Meehan, Norm Eady, Brianna Yolkowskie and Marilyn York. RVH Auxiliary president Fran Bonner, left, and RVH vice-president of corporate services Julia Boudreau pull the first tickets. The next draw is on May 30 at RVH. The final draw, for three grand prizes, takes place Dec. 15. Tickets are available at Stone Meadows’ Kitchen Shop, where the miniature house is on display, and at the RVH Auxiliary gift shop. All proceeds go to the RVH CT Scan.

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Hold on to your kids, but the right way. Many children have disconnected from their parents, as youth have increasingly turned to their peers as a prime source of advice, direction and comfort. But that’s not the way it should be, or needs to be, said guest speaker and Vancouver psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld before an attentive audience of more than 150 at Renfrew Collegiate Institute. The crowd for the April 7 free talk, Relationship Matters, featured several parents and grandparents, while about 25 per cent of the audience was professionals who work with children. A psychologist with 40 years experience with children and youth, Dr. Neufeld is co-author of the book, Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need To Matter More than Peers. The event was hosted by the Renfrew County Student Support Leadership Team, whose members include the Phoenix Centre and the county’s Catholic and public school boards. Parents appear to have resigned themselves to playing second fiddle to their kids’ constant texting, blogging, twittering and Facebooking. But early in the talk, the 64-year-old psychologist cautioned parents that they can’t afford to play a secondary role to their children’s peers. He also stressed why and how it’s important to maintain positive parent-child relationships.

He also stressed that parents don’t necessarily have to have all the answers because they are “the answer.” Parents, explained Neufeld, need to have a strong relationship with their kids or risk being ignored or becoming a less significant, or even insignificant, influence on their children’s behaviour and upbringing. To be in that position, parents need to work on what he called the most significant factor in the parenting and teaching equation − the parent-child relationship. Parents intuitively know that, but that knowledge doesn’t influence practice, said Neufeld, a married father with five children and three grandchildren. Long-standing cultural traditions have defined parent-child relationships, says Neufeld. As history has shown, he says children are “attached to those they need to be attached to, and as we’re losing our culture, we’re coming undone. “As sure as the moon must revolve around the earth … children must revolve around their parents, grandparents, their teachers, to be able to create the context for them to realize their full potential as human beings, for healthy development and for society to run properly.” FACEBOOK CHALLENGE Blame Facebook all you want, but Neufeld stressed: “The Facebook phenomenon would not occur if children were revolving around their parents and their grandparents and their teachers. See ‘Psychologist’, Page 51

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Psychologist Gary Neufeld addresses the audience at Renfrew Collegiate Institute during his talk, Relationship Matters. engraining rituals for greetings and goodbyes. Good parenting means accepting tears in a child as an avenue to learning that discipline or saying no doesn’t mean lack of love, he said. Tears can be a powerful part of a parent-child relationship, said Neufeld, because if a child feels safe at home and cries tears of futility, that often simply means the child has accepted that something he or she wants won’t work. “We have to find a way to say no ... Every child needs a safe place to cry, and so many children have no safe place to cry,” said Neufeld. Too often parents are far too concerned about socalled proper behaviour, like crying, he added. “We don’t understand that we have to be able to take them from tantrums

or being mad at me or not being mad at me.” Words, said the psychologist, create a consciousness, which may in

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Continued from Page 50 There simply would be no takers. The problem is not Facebook, the problem is not the social media, the problem is we’re losing the context to raise our children.” Many parents don’t lack knowledge, but rather the self-confidence, to do the job, says Neufeld. “You’ve got to believe that you are your child’s best bet because when you believe in them it comes true. “You’ve got to start there ... it’s the way you act, the way you assume responsibility.” As he reminded the parents in the crowd: “You don’t have to have the answers. You are the answer.” Attachment is often seen as undesirable in today’s society, but don’t tell Neufeld that. “We’re forgetting that our role … is to meet the basic attachment hunger, the need for contact and closeness and loving and belonging,” he said. “The rest will unfold, but that is our anchor goal. Hence, the title of the book: Hold On to Your Kids. It’s not enough for them to hold on to us. We have to hold our ground.” But that doesn’t mean constant rules and sanctions, suggested Neufeld. Good parenting requires

to tears. We need to be able to hold them, as least figuratively … until there’s nothing left to do but let them cry and make it easy for them to have their sadness. This is the answer to aggression.” Ways to recreate or solidify strong attachment rituals between parents and children include improving goodbye rituals, said the psychologist. He noted that the rituals need a focus not on the goodbye, but on the next connection. Like: “I’ll give you a hug when you’re sleeping.” Or: “I’ll see you in my dreams. Always build in the return,” said Dr. Neufeld. Parents also need to work more on developing soft hearts within themselves and their children. A good example, said Neufeld, is when a child has been disciplined or chastised, giving the parent a chance to say something like: “We’re okay, I’m still your dad. I’m (still) looking forward to doing this with you (later today).” That kind of response, said Neufeld, indicates that the relationship has survived, despite earlier disappointment, and allows the child to relax. As Neufeld added: “When the child knows the relationship is okay, they can tend to the problems, because it’s about the problem and not about mommy liking me or not liking me,

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