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Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds. While parents, teachers, friends and news organizations struggle with how – and how much – to talk about the issue, many teens are left in the dark, feeling alone. They try to reach out. Eight out of 10 people who attempt or succeed in ending their own lives have hinted about their plans. Recognizing those hints – and being equipped to address them – is one step in proving to teens that they aren’t alone. In a three-part series, Metroland Media and the Renfrew Mercury look at the impact of youth suicide in our communities and bring the issue out of the darkness.

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The Renfrew and Area Health Services Village welcomed its newest villager Tuesday. Dr. Shanti Nemani is the third physician to be recruited through the group’s incentive plan, a five-year initiative targeting 14 new doctors. “We are very pleased that Dr. Nemani has chosen to locate here,” said Norm Lemke, business development officer for the health services village. “Our efforts and those of our donors and supporting partners, the municipalities of Admaston-Bromley, Greater Madawaska, Horton and the Town of Renfrew, are proving successful. This is great news for our community.” Nemani was welcomed at an event Sept. 13 at Renfrew Victoria Hospital where the group continued its tradition of presenting a pen made from locally grown bird’s eye maple. The economic spinoff of the addition of a new doctor is generally around $1 million, said Lemke. “It’s not just about individuals that don’t have a doctor,” said Lemke, “it’s about the economy of the community. We have to have health care as one of our cornerstones.” Nemani, who specializes in internal medicine, begins duties Oct. 3 at RVH, where he will have an office on the third floor. He has 10 years of medical training in India and recently completed a four-year residency in internal medicine at the University of Ottawa. Health services village chair Raye-Anne Briscoe said the addition of Nemani proves that working together works. See ‘THIRD’, Page 2


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Life-sentence upheld after Love’s 2007 death life support and his organs, including his heart, were donated. Two other major claims were: 1) the trial judge failed to instruct the jury on provocation, and 2) the verdict was unreasonable. On all three counts, the Court of Appeal dismissed the claims. Responding to the claim that the verdict was unreasonable, the judges noted the victim suffered blunt force trauma with a strong degree of force. According to witness Dr. Bowes, Love was struck eight to 14 times with the bat. The judges also noted testimony said the appellant came down stairs carrying the baseball bat to say it was over, it was done. Later, blood on the bat was identified with the victim’s DNA. Other testimony included that of Paul Bourgeois, who says the appellant told him he hit the victim with a beer bottle and with another object. On the issue of provocation, the court ruled self-defence was not applicable in Ward’s case. The ruling notes that the Criminal Code says “murder may be reduced to manslaughter if the person who committed it did so in the heat of passion caused by sudden provocation.” Testimony, the court noted, shows the appellant remained outside the house having a conversation for five to 10 minutes after he had initially struck Love with a beer bottle. Testimony says he later returned inside the house, along with his friends, with items that included a fire poker and the bat. Ward “was agitated but he didn’t act,” said Gumpert. “He was mad that he had his eye gouged, and smashed Phillip with a beer bottle, but that didn’t kill him.”

Only on the claim that the sentence ought to be changed did the court of appeal modify the original decision. The ineligibility period for parole was reduced from 16 to 13 ½ years. Justice Saunders referred to the Ward’s “culpability in such a senseless and vicious assault; and a recognition that in his case the prospects for parole should not be so distant as to dash all hope for rehabilitation … In all other respects, I would dismiss the appeal.” Alfred Seaman lead the defence counsel, which said it had no comment on the decision, other than to say the decision would not be appealed. However, one more related trial remains. Shane and Matthew Ward’s friend, Bradley Martin, who was also in the house the night of the attacks on Love, is charged with accessory to murder. He’s scheduled to go to trial before Halifax Supreme Court in January 2012.

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Third doc recruited by health village “It is a great opportunity to come to Renfrew and work in a top-notch facility like RVH,” he said. “I am very excited to practise here.” Nemani said he has found the people of Renfrew and area very welcoming and he looks forward to relocating here with his family. “This will be my community,” he said. Each doctor recruited by the board will be paid $25,000 over and above his or her salary for each of six successive years. Helping to support these payouts are Renfrew Home Hardware Building Centre, with $10,000 for each recruit in the first year of payments, and the Renfrew Industrial Commission, which will pay 60 per cent, or $90,000 of each recruit’s $150,000. – With files from Steve Newman

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Continued from front Briscoe thanked the health services village board, the fundraising committee and Lemke for their hard work. She also expressed thanks to the local health care team – professionals, employers, employees, volunteers – for making up the health community in which Nemani will work. “You are the ones who are responsible for delivering to us excellence in health care and wellness services,” said Briscoe. She also noted the contribution the media has made to the campaign, noting continued support and promotion of achievement. Nemani said he and his family explored several options before deciding on Renfrew, the best bet for him and wife Anantha and daughters Divya and Shreya.

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Continued from front At this time, however, she said she wished to make no comment. In the 2010 Nova Scotia Supreme Court decision by Judge Felix Cacchione, Shane Ward of Halifax was convicted of seconddegree murder and received a life sentence (of 25 years) with no eligibility for parole for 16 years. However, Ward’s appeal of the decision was heard April 7, 2011. Five months later, the judgment by Justices Jamie Saunders, Duncan Beveridge and David Farrar dismissed the appeal against conviction, but reduced the period of parole ineligibility to 13 ½ years. Senior crown counsel Jim Gumpert was pleased with the decision rendered in the 29-page judgment. “It was a wonderful summary of the senselessness of this horrible murder,” said Gumpert, referring to Justice Saunders’ following summation: “Phillip Love died in hospital from injuries suffered during a fight among friends at his home. His skull was crushed by repeated blows from an aluminum baseball bat. The bludgeoning occurred during an argument over some perceived slight which then escalated into a full blown assault − fuelled by stupidity, testosterone and alcohol − a dangerous mix.” Ward had advanced his appeal on five grounds. One major claim by the appellant was the trial judge erred in admitting the contents of a Jan. 8, 2007 telephone conversation in which Matthew Ward said, “Shane’s killed Phil. You got to get in here.” As it turns out, Love died a few days later in hospital, after he was taken off

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Catherine McGregor has visited many countries of the world, including last year when she spent a sabbatical year globe-trotting with her husband. But she’s also pleased to be back on home turf, in the Ottawa Valley, as Admaston Public School’s new principal. Born in Deep River, McGregor grew up in Whitney, attended high school in Peterborough and Belleville, studied at universities in London, Ottawa and Toronto, and began her teaching career in Toronto. Whether it was her Uncle Jim, Aunt Dot or another family members in the teaching profession, there were many influences on her decision to become a teacher. They included her own memories in Whitney Public School’s three classrooms. “I had some of the best teachers of my entire life there,” says McGregor, noting that Miss Jane Brown, in the Grade 6-7-8 class, stood out. “She was phenomenal,” says McGregor, who remembers her as a friend of the community who loved music, possessed a sense of humour, and always left little doubt in students’ eyes as to which end was up. “Sometimes kids don’t know, and that can be a real comfort (being told).” McGregor also has another educator close at hand. Her husband, Paul Veigel, teaches at Beachburg Public School after teaching a few years ago at Admaston Public School. For a while, McGregor had visions of being a writer but that didn’t happen like it did for one of her cousins, Whitneyborn journalist Roy McGregor, who has also penned nearly 40 books, including A Life in the Bush, Canoe Lake, and 23 books in the Screech Owls mystery series for young readers. Instead, McGregor worked about a decade in Toronto, in the late 1980s and 1990s. Much of that time was spent at three elementary schools, before she and her husband relocated to Renfrew County. One of her last jobs in Toronto was at a socially – and economically-challenged school where she had her eyes opened wide. “I believe in social justice, and I think

my maternal instincts were cemented (there) because those were the days (Premier) Mike Harris came in and all of our families (of students) had their social assistance cut,” said McGregor. “Most of our new Canadian parents had been professionals in their former countries. So there were no discipline issues. The kids understood how important education was.” But there was poverty, to be sure, poverty that McGregor saw firsthand in some students’ homes, despite the efforts of parents to keep up by working two and three jobs. She says she’ll never forget the day she and a fellow educator went looking for a Grade 1 student, who hadn’t showed up to school, only to find her at home baby-sitting an 18-month-old sibling. With her eventual move to Renfrew County in 1999, she and her husband settled in Renfrew. The move also meant they were only a couple of hours from Whitney and McGregor’s parents. Work was about an hour away, with her first teaching job in the county as viceprincipal of Petawawa’s Pinecrest Public School. She became the same school’s principal in 2001. McGregor next became principal at Alexander Reid Public School in Arnprior, then at Herman Street Public School in Petawawa. Looking back, McGregor says various influences caused her to join the teaching profession. “I suppose, fundamentally, I believe in the right of education for all children. And I had experiences as a student, whether successful in some activities or humbled in others, that allowed me to see the role of the educator in the scaffolding to success. “People can be happy or not happy, but if we have to do what is best for learning then people (students and parents) will know where you’re coming from. “A primary focus (of teaching) has to be developing a human connection (with the students). And until they see what I say is what I do, there won’t be that level of trust.” As a principal, McGregor sees herself “as a teacher of teachers, and I have adults (in the school) as my co-learners. Together, she says a teaching staff can bring skills forward, including critical

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Complete with construction hat and young readers’ books, Catherine McGregor shows her affinity for spending time in the kindergarten class. She’s also the new principal at Admaston Public School. analysis, to apply the best teaching information. No matter how the teaching world unfolds, McGregor says it must include listening. MORE LISTENING “Beware of the present situation and shut up a lot more than you talk,” she says with a quiet emphasis. “In other words, actively listen. “I don’t need to be centre stage, but the team needs to know I’ll be there. I don’t need to succeed, but we do.” Also, she hopes educators enjoy the important, but sometimes little, perks on the job. For example, McGregor, who has no children of her own, loves visiting kin-

dergarten students. “I suppose I have 134 kids,” she says of the Admaston Public School population. “I need to be around kids, especially those in kindergarten,” she explains. “They’re so full of joy, and they see through all the different layers we present.” Also, McGregor recognizes the need for staff members to have time for their very own children. “That’s one of my main roles,” she says. “I always have to be cognizant of balancing other activities so they can fill the important roles of being wife, parent and woman.” She makes no reference to husbands, knowing Scott Rubie’s retirement means Admaston Public School now has an entirely-female teaching staff.

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Town council looks to restructure its approach to solar projects STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com

Renfrew Mayor Bill Ringrose has moved to calm the local business waters, after town staff selected an out-of-town business, iSolara, to process the application forms for its ambitious solar panel projects. If approved, the contracts would run for 20 years with the Ontario Power Authority and generate profits that could exceed $3 million for the Town of Renfrew. However, the recent decision not to select one of the two local companies that bid on the solar projects met with substantial negative feedback, including that expressed by the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce. Discussion during Monday’s council meeting included observations from Coun. Tom Anderson that council must do more to ensure the public understands why the council makes decisions it makes. The solar projects are slated for the roofs of four

municipal buildings − the Innovation Centre, the municipal headquarters, MaTe-Way Activity Centre and the water treatment plant. However, some members of the business community were left with the impression that town council had approved one company to do all three phases of the project. Not so, says council. Phase one involves processing. Phase two and phase three, which are yet to start, respectively involve engineering and construction. Earlier this year, council directed senior management staff to spend up to $20,000 per each of the four applications, to ensure they’re ready for submission by the end of September 2011. That was done, with the price for the four projects coming in well under budget, closer to $60,000 in all. Perhaps 10 per cent of the costs involve phase two. Phase three is easily the most expensive. At Monday’s council meeting, Ringrose said

town council has taken considerable heat for selecting iSolara. NEW APPROACH, PLEASE In apparent response to that reaction, Ringrose told council Monday that he would like the senior management team to bring back for the Oct. 11 council meeting a new plan of how the town is going to manage the solar projects. “There’s more than one way to do this job,” said Ringrose, stressing the town will become “a little more involved in this project” rather than taking a “simple, turn-key” approach. Phase two could feature engineering involvement with a company or companies, while phase three would be tendered. Coun. Anderson said the public definitely did not understand some of the good reasons the phase-one contract was given to iSolara. Therefore, he said “there’s probably five or six key points to need to put out

there in the public realm, so they understand where we’re going and that we’re not complete idiots. We have an excellent staff … I think we owe it to the ratepayers of Renfrew to clarify all of the points … I think they need to be informed ASAP.” Coun. Gail Gail, perhaps alluding to criticisms of council for losing Renfrew’s George Jackson Toyota dealership to Horton Township, said more clarifications are needed with council “taking it on the chin again.” Criticisms that council is inept and uninformed are unfounded, insisted Cole. “When the time came to open the bids, everyone on staff and council was surprised with the results,” admitted Ringrose. “There was a marked difference of 20 points or more between the companies, which makes it difficult to make a local preference. “So there were business organizations who did some letter writing …. Some was shared with the media… I spent a fair bit of effort trying to calm people. I can’t

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Local interest has motivated new Renfrew resident Jamie Sebastien to establish a Canadian Army Veterans (CAV) Motorcycle Unit in town. After moving to Renfrew last November, Sebastien continued to attend his CAV unit in Ottawa. But interest from Renfrew-area motorcyclists has resulted in 14 local riders creating their own Renfrew club. The club’s inauguration will take place Oct. 22 during a half-hour ceremony at the Renfrew cenotaph. The ceremony will get underway at 1 p.m. Invited guests will include the Spanish ambassador in Ottawa. That’s because the new club will bear a Spanish name. The club will be named CAV Ebro, in memory of the 1,200 Canadian soldiers who died fighting for the freedom of Spain in the September 1938 Battle of Ebro. The battle, one of the bloodiest in the four-year Spanish Civil War, was fought beside the Ebro

River, near the City of Zaragoza. Participants in the Oct. 22 inauguration will include members of the Renfrew Royal Canadian Legion, town council, Canadian Forces Base Petawawa and an estimated 50 to 100 riders.

Jaime Sebastien is a founding member of Renfrew’s new CAV motorcycle unit.

CAV membership is about 50 per cent veterans (of the RCMP and Canadian military) and 50 per cent supporters. Sebastien, who was born in Spain and came to Canada with his parents at age four, was wearing his motorcycle vest while addressing town council. On the back was a large embroidered CAV crest of a helmeted First World War dispatch motorcycle rider. There are 63 not-for-profit CAV units across Canada who support Canadian military veterans and Royal Canadian Legions with the motto of ride and have fun while helping others, said Sebastien. A recent example was the $2,300 donated to the Perley-Rideau Health Centre in Ottawa from the Sept. 10 Ontario Veterans Highway Memorial Ride. “We try to be visible and help out,” said Sebastien, who is also president of the CAV Cambrai unit in West Ottawa and vice-president for CAV units in Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario. For more about CAV motorcycle units, visit www. thecav.ca

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Lewis McDonald of Renfrew is back for his second straight provincial election as the chief returning officer for the riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. The retired teacher from Renfrew Collegiate Institute is working out of the returning office in the Pembroke Mall beside the Dollarama. For the first time, the riding will also have a satellite office. “No federal or provincial election in the riding has had a satellite office before,” said MacDonald. This will save travel time for residents in such areas as Calabogie, AdmastonBromley, McNab-Braeside, Arnprior and Renfrew, whether it’s to register on the voters list, vote in the advance polls, or deal with other issues. The satellite opened last week at 342 Raglan St. in Renfrew, beside the O’Brien Theatre, where staff includes election officer Alexis O’Neil of Douglas and four other staff members. There will also be more communities with advance polls, but reduced voting periods for some in Renfrew-NipissingPembroke. In the 2007 provincial election, there were eight locations with 10 voting days. This time, only Arnprior, Renfrew, Pembroke, Petawawa and Barry’s Bay have advance polls for 10 days, for the period

of Sept. 21 to 30. Their respective locations are the Arnprior Shopping Mall; the satellite office and Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church in Renfrew; Pembroke’s west and east end malls; the Rotary room of the Petawawa library; and the Madawaska Valley municipal building in Barry’s Bay. Advance polls at the Deep River town hall run Sept. 21 to 26. The advance polls are Sept. 26 to 30 in Cobden’s agricultural hall and Eganville’s Grace Lutheran Church. For the first time, the local provincial election will also feature advance polls in Whitney and Palmer Rapids. Those polls are Sept. 23 and 24 in each village’s community centre. All advance polls will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voting on Election Day (Thursday, Oct. 6) will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The riding will have 245 polls at about 95 locations, including five sites in Renfrew. Voters, of which there are 72,015 in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, will also be eligible to cast special ballots at the main returning office and the satellite office if they’ll be away, or unavailable, during the scheduled voting periods. All ballots will be hand counted, except special ballots that are cast at advancepoll ballots at the main and satellite offices of the returning officer. Those ballots will be counted electronically, by a tabu-

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Candidate Yakabuski won’t attend ‘single-issue’ debate STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com

Teachers will be looking for answers when they host an allcandidates debate at Renfrew Collegiate Institute on Wednesday, Sept. 21. However, it appears they won’t get answers that night from Conservative John Yakabuski who’s seeking a third straight term at Queen’s Park. The county’s education unions − the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation − are hosting the 7 p.m. event in the RCI gymnasium. The moderator will be RCI teacher Jeff Barber, who is president of the OSSTF District 28. Candidates, who will be randomly assigned a speaking order, will provide introductory remarks for one minute each. According to organizers, Yakabuski’s campaign manager, Zig Mintha, said the Barry’s Bay candidate won’t participate in single-issue debates. The debate will feature 10 education answers from the event hosts, but Barber points out the event also accommodates written questions from the audience on educational and non-educational issues. “We’re perplexed … but that was the response we were given, and it’s disappointing,” said Barber. “This is a new format, and we’re making an effort to be fair and balanced.” Candidates will be given one minute to reply to each of the 10 educational questions. WRITTEN QUESTONS FROM AUDIENCE After all candidates have replied to a question, there will be an opportunity for a short debate for two to three minutes. After the 10 education questions are answered, written questions will be taken from the audience. The same format will be used for those questions. The debate is expected to last until about 9:30 p.m. Each candidate will have one minute for closing remarks.

The questions will start with one on standardized testing for grades 3, 6, 9 and 10, and whether it’s time to review the province’s use of these tests. A second question deals with additional student assessment. These student assessments, says the question’s backgrounder, often conflict with teachers’ professional judgment about what is most appropriate for their students and they take important time from classroom learning. Therefore, do the candidates support giving classroom teachers more authority to determine which assessments are appropriate for their class and how frequently to administer them? The backgrounder to the third question says funding for school boards is based primarily on student enrolment, but does not take into account the unique circumstances that face rural school boards such as those in Renfrew County. The question, then, is: Do you support adjusting the funding formula to better reflect the needs of a particular geographic area/school board? Other questions deal with class sizes, funding for specialist teachers in publicly-funded elementary schools, and views on the role of school fundraising and parent fees. OTHER EDUCATION QUESTIONS Another question deals with full-day early learning. Knowing the main provincial parties have stated their support for fully implementing full-day kindergarten, the question is: What will full-day kindergarten look like under your government? Two other questions are: • What measures do you believe the Ministry of Education should have school boards adopt to make schools safer environments for learning and teaching? • What will you do at Queen’s Park to ensure that the needs of special education students are more adequately funded and that school boards aren’t forced to take funds for other programs to support special education?

New political party emerges A new political party has been created in the province of Ontario. Named after a neighbourhood in Toronto, The Parkdale Party is seeking candidates to represent them in each of the 107 ridings in the province. In a press release, party president Walter Widla described the party as a “grass roots movement to push the management of the Province down to the Riding level. Our objective is to increase the level of community involvement in the governance

of the Province.” He added: “Parkdale is a community in Toronto with a diverse population and culture so the name was chosen to represent our community focus as demonstrated by our motto ‘For Communities, By Communities’.” Widla said the main problem with the current situation is people don’t trust politicians. He vows his party will fix that problem. For more information, see www.parkdaleparty.com

The backgrounder to the final question says a growing number of students who don’t speak either official language are enrolling in Ontario schools. Ontario has adopted a policy that promotes equity and inclusive education, but schools don’t have the learning resources that reflect the cultural, racial, and gender identifies of their students and families. That leads to the final question: What should be done to ensure that all students feel they are welcomed by the school environment and supported to be engaged and successful learners? Another all-candidates, originally scheduled for Sept. 21, will now take place Thursday, Sept. 22. That event, to be hosted by the Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce, starts at 6:30 p.m. at Arnprior District High School. The first all-candidates forum took place in Cobden last night (Wednesday).

Town of Renfrew • BABYSITTING COURSE • PA DAY TRIP Spaces are still available in the Babysitting course on Sunday September 25th and the September 26th School PA DAY trip to Ottawa to spend the day on a Pirate Ship. You must pre-register by September 19th for both of these activities • ZUMBA • BELLY DANCING • TOTS INDOOR SPORTS PROGRAM • YOUTH DRAMA Zumba (with Peter or Jayleen), Belly Dancing (absolute beginner, intermediate or teen girls), Youth Drama and the Tots Indoor Sports Program started this week. There are still spaces available in these classes if you would like to join in on the fun.

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Recreation Corner SKATE PARK DEMO IN THE PARKING LOT AT MATEWAY Saturday September 17 noon-3:00 pm Bring your own helmet, protection and skateboard or use the ones available from the group. Watch the demos, learn techniques and tricks and then try them out yourself. Parents need to sign a waiver form for minors on Saturday. Find us on

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Editorial

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EDITORIAL

It takes a nation to save a child

Editorial Policy The Renfrew Mercury welcomes signed letters to the editor. A 500-word limit is recommended. Senders must include their full name, complete address and a contact phone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. We reserve the right to edit letters for space and content, both in print and online at www.yourottawaregion.com. To submit a letter, please email to lucy.hass@metroland. com, fax to 613-432-6689 or mail to The Mercury, 35 Opeongo Rd., Renfrew, ON, K7B 2T2.

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et’s talk about suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10 to 24, according to recent numbers from Statistics Canada. Studies show a significant percentage of adolescents contemplate a plan or attempt suicide without seeking or receiving help. The issue exploded onto the radar of Ottawa parents last year after the parents of Daron Richardson publicized the details of their 14-year-old daughter’s suicide on Nov. 15, 2010. During a press conference following his daughter’s death, Richardson said he and his wife talked about difficult subjects with their daughter like alcohol and drug abuse and sex. But they never discussed mental health. “I wish we did talk about it before,” he said. “But we just didn’t think it was there.” Dr. Ian Manion, a CHEO clinical psychologist, said in many cases parents don’t seek help because of the stigma of mental health issues. This week, we begin a three-part series that discusses the issue of youth suicide and what we as a community can do to combat the problem. Because the first step in facing any problem is talking about it. We’re hoping this series will help educate people about mental health issues and enable parents, family, friends – everyone – identify the resources available in the community. It only takes one caring person to make a difference, but we have to be comfortable with asking the hard questions. One of the first steps should be taken by our government – did you know that Canada is the only G8 country without a national suicide prevention strategy – basically a playbook that allow different agencies and groups to work together to combat the issue. On a grassroots level, we need to teach the issue in schools, and provide suicide-prevention training for any adult who works with groups of children. Parents must learn how to identify potential mental health problems, a skill that begins with knowing how to talk to their child. Children lack emotional maturity and they have never been taught the language skills need to express their emotions. So many keep it bottled up inside – and some just can’t handle it. This is a national problem in need of a national solution, from the ground up. It takes a village to raise a child – it might need a nation to save them.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Co-operation is the key to prosperity Dear editor, In recent months the Town of Renfrew has been investigating the potential benefits of installing roof-top solar panels on several of its larger buildings. This initiative is in keeping with council’s desire to lessen the burden of municipal taxation through the development of revenue-generating ideas. Subsequent to the completion of the procurement process, via a Request for Proposal (RFP), Ottawa based iSolara Solar Power was awarded Part I of the project which calls for the preparation of applications and the completion of a feasibility study. Unfortunately, this decision has created a significant level of disappointment and frustration locally as a result of our own Renfrew solar companies

having not been successful in obtaining the approved work. These concerns have been strongly reinforced by the Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce and echoed by many in the business community. The Town of Renfrew takes these comments seriously and has participated in open dialogue on the matter to provide both clarity of process and options moving forward. Subject to receipt of approved applications, a positive feasibility report, and formal Town Council endorsement, significant dollars need yet be spent on final design and cost estimates (Part II) and for actual construction (Part III). Town council feels strongly that future project delivery methods provide further opportunities for local involve-

ment in this project. The municipality’s policy directing the procurement of goods and services attempts to balance the importance of buying locally with the need to ensure that the Town receives the best value possible for the dollars it spends. The Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce continues to be a fierce advocate for the local business community and Renfrew Town Council will continue to seek the best possible results for the ratepayer. Co-operative action is the key to the future prosperity and economic success of our community! Mayor William A. Ringrose

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Your Hosts

Ron & Shirley Kasaboski Queen’s Line Road, County Road 4 Foresters Falls, Ontario

Competitive Plowing Queen of the Furrow Competition Live Entertainment Kids Zone Pioneer Village Heavy Horse Wagon Rides Tractor Square Dancing Antiue Farm Equipment Grain Thrashing Demonstration Many Exhibitors, Crafters, and Much More

SOLAR DATA Mercury photo by Steve Newman

Joe Janota and Kyle Dickson (standing) of JP2G make a presentation to Horton council about solar power energy’s costs, potential revenue and technical options. In October 2010, Horton Township’s applications for micro-FIT solar panels on municipal buildings were approved. If Horton goes ahead with the solar project(s), they would sign one or more 20-year agreements with the Ontario Power Authority. The township could have the technology installed at the municipal office complex (which features the administration building, garage and firehall), community centre and landfill site. JP2G’s management services include the completion of mico-FIT applications, reviewing project sites, preparing tender documents, and setting up monitoring programs. During their Sept. 6 presentation, Janota and Dickson indicated the annual rate of return on investment, based on the present rate of 62.4 cents per kilowatt hour, is about 4.5 to seven per cent. They emphasized the importance of buying equipment warranties based in North America and paying attention to little things that can affect profit margins. For example, ensure good location for panels so sun exposure is not limited by objects both big and small, from telephone poles to silos. Horton has yet to ask for tenders. The councillor at right is Margaret Whyte.

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While reviewing large and small items in accounts payable, during the Sept. 6 meeting of Horton council, council members had a collective laugh over one item. The smallest single-line item, by far, in accounts payable was $3.64. When asked what that was for, chief administrative officer Mackie McLaren couldn’t help but chuckle before saying, “That

was worth its weight in gold.” He explained the price was for two mouse traps for the municipal office, and that one of the traps ended up with two mice in its clutches at the same time. One of the biggest accountspayable bills was Horton’s contribution to the Renfrew and Area Health Services Village. That amount, for doctor recruitment, is $25,500 this year. Just this week, the health services village announced the recruitment of its third new doctor to the area.

Positive fundraising results in Horton The Horton recreation committee has had mostly positive response to fundraisers so far this year. Canada Day celebrations attracted 554 adults and 54 children, as 40 volunteers helped turned a profit of $3,108. Income was $5,569, but expenses came to $2,460. Other fundraisers have

included the Bluegrass bake sale, with a profit of $579, and the Martin Cemetery Spaghetti Supper’s $350 profit, following expenses of $584. An upcoming fundraiser is the Sept. 30 golf tournament at the Renfrew Golf Club. The cost is $100 for 18 holes of golf, a golf cart and supper. See ‘HORTON’, Page 10

Fun for all ages. Come and Join us for a GREAT Day! For Directions and information visit us at www.renfrewcountyplowmen.com

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Information Corner

Small, sound $3.64 investment STEVE NEWMAN

FOOD Breakfast Prepared by Renfrew County 4-H Food Court: Spanky Spuds, Sledz Smokin’ BBQ Home Cooked Meals by Queen’s Line United Church

TOWNSHIP OF HORTON Horton Recreation Committee Presents

COUNTRY DANCE Brysonaires

featuring The

Friday, September 16th 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Horton Community Centre, 1005 Castleford Road

1st ANNUAL BEST BALL GOLF TOURNAMENT at Renfrew Golf Club 1108 Golf Course Rd Renfrew (just off of Hwy 60)

On Friday, September 30th, 2011.

Advance Tickets Available: Balloons ’n Critters and Flowers Scotts and Sons Hardware Horton Township Office Tickets: $8 Advance, $10 Door

Tee Off: Shot Gun start 1 pm Cost $100.00 per person 18 HOLES OF GOLF WITH A GOLF CART AND DINNER PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO: TOWNSHIP OF HORTON

FALL MARKET

CALL KATHLEEN AT HORTON TOWNSHIP

HORTON COMMUNITY CENTRE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011. 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Fresh Produce, Baked Goods, Crafts. If you would like to be a vendor please contact Tim 613 433- 4118

The proceeds will go to paying off the Recreation construction loan for the rink roof. How can you refuse to come out and have some fun while supporting such a great cause?

VALLEY GOSPEL SING

Registration Deadline: September 23, 2011 (613) 432-6271

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Don’t miss author Nino Ricci’s reading 7:30 p.m. at the Eganville library Friday.


Horton Township

Puhalski persistently pursues the facts STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com

Horton council has granted Ray Puhalski his request for information on some construction projects conducted in the township. The Horton resident says his request is a follow-up after learning monies spent by the township on one project, during the previous municipal term, were never approved by council before the money was spent. Horton CAO Mackie McLaren told The Mercury cost over-runs of about $70,000 − because of changes to the original design of the new rink’s change rooms − were approved by the recreation committee in 2008 or 2009, but not formally approved by council. Puhalski made the request to council for “access to certain files” under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Mayor Don Eady termed the request “something new to me,” during the Sept. 6 meeting of Horton council, but

added that “when you go by the book I think it’s good for all parties.” Coun. Glen Campbell said he was in full support of Puhalski’s request “if we’re going to be open and transparent.” Council voted unanimously (5-0) to support Puhalski’s request. Puhalski said he’s more than willing to pay the $5 filing fee and the additional cost to pay for staff ’s time to access the documents. Puhalski suggested his actions may put to rest residents’ concerns about how the township conducts business. He told The Mercury he plans to take a closer look at files for the Horton community centre, new change rooms, new rink roof, new rink boards, and the addition to the municipal building. Puhalski’s first official request for access to information, made the next day (Sept. 7), was for information on the community centre’s change rooms. “I’ll decide where to go after I do that

Don’t miss the Renfrew Plowing Match at the Kasaboski Farm on Queensline.

(first) one,” said Puhalski. Puhalski and his wife, Regina, regularly attend meetings of Horton council. McLaren said the township last received requests for access to information in the late 1990s. Those were related to asphalt plant activities in the Jamieson Pit.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION RENFREW BRANCH

ENTERTAINMENT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th

ASPHALT PLANT INFORMATION MEETING

3 pm - 7 pm

Now, the Jamieson pit is back on the radar, as reported in the Sept. 8 edition of The Mercury. An information meeting, on new asphalt plant activities at Jamieson Pit, will take place Monday, Sept. 19, at the Horton Community Centre. Officials from the Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources, Miller Paving, and Horton council and staff will be on hand to address questions from the public. The meeting gets underway at 7 p.m.

Three Thumbs Up OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Everyone Welcome "Remember Red Fridays!"

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Construction not booming like in 2010 STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com

Horton Township was booming in 2010, and building starts have continued to rise in Ontario this year. But Horton has been quieter on the construction front in 2011. Construction does continue on the new George Jackson Toyota headquarters, on Garden of Eden Road, but that counted as a construction start last fall. In 2011, construction starts in Horton Township exceeded $12.2 million, of which about $4 million was from the

George Jackson Toyota facility. The $12.2 million easily bettered Horton’s previous record of $7.9 million in 2005 and $7.6 million in 2009. As of the end of August 2010, the value on building permits had reached $4.466 million, with more than $1 million taking place in both March and August. In 2010 there were about 80 building permits issued for the entire year, compared to 40 by the end of August 2011. If Horton construction starts continue at the pace they did for the last four months of 2010, the township’s building starts will total $6.8 million this year.

NEW JOB OPENINGS Horton Township has different shoes to fill in the next little while. Jim Bovair has just retired as an equipment operator, leaving a vacancy in the public works department. About 35 people applied for the position by last Friday’s deadline. The new operator is expected to be on the job by October. Horton is also looking to hire a part-time bylaw-enforcement officer. A short list of candidates will be determined at the Sept. 21 meeting of the human resources committee. Building inspector Dennis Fridgen will remain the bylaw officer until the position is filled. The job takes up about 50 hours per year. Meanwhile, Fridgen will remain building inspector for Horton, Greater Madawaska and Admaston-Bromley.

Customer Appreciation Event Being held at RENFREW REC CENTRE

SATURDAY, OCT, 1st; 10 - 5 DOOR PRIZES / DRAWS / DEMOS / SAMPLES

Several local practioners and reps from different companies on site A Percentage of proceeds will be going to C.P.A.N (Child Poverty |Action Network).

Horton briefs Continued from Page 9 The registration deadline is Sept. 23. The shotgun start time is 1 p.m. To register, call432-6271.

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OPEONGO SOCCER CHAMPS The Opeongo U18 boys team captured the 2011 regular-season crown and then earned the title of Valley United Soccer League Champions with a 2-0 win over Deep River in the final. Kneeling from left are Zach Etmanski, Enoch Schizkoske, Dylan Etmanski, Ramsay Jones, goalkeeper Thomas Noseworthy, Erik Lingley, Davin Parks, Tyler Jantz, Hunter Malone; and standing, coach Mathew Verch, Ben Whalen, Jeff Comeau, Alex Wytenburg, Ian Richter, Justin Allan, Jordan Barber, Spencer Wren, Chase Benfield, Lukas Schraenkler, Tanner Malone and coach Brent Lingley.

Wolves earn 4-3 pre-season win COME TRY RINGETTE Alana Sluiman instructs during a Come Try Ringette session Sept. 11 at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. The free one-hour Upper Ottawa Valley Ringette Association event allows current and potential players to come out and try the game of ringette. Mercury photo

by Peter Clark

Bossy to speak at Smiths Falls concussion awareness ANDREW SNOOK andrew.snook@metroland.com

National Hockey League legend Mike Bossy will be replacing Keith Primeau as the keynote speaker at the Alzheimer Society of Lanark County’s Concussion Awareness and Safety Lecture and Dinner at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre on Sept. 26. Jamie Bannon, public education co-ordinator for Alzheimer Society of Lanark County, said Primeau was unable to attend due to concussion-related issues he’s currently battling which prevent him from being able to fly. “We’re happy Mike agreed,” Bannon said. Bossy is well known for being one of the first players to be outspoken against violence in the NHL and was often criticized for refusing to fight. He was well known as a clean player and won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for most gentlemanly player with a high standard of playing ability three times. His goal-scoring ability helped lead the New York Islanders to four straight Stanley Cups from 1979-80 through 1982-83. The Hockey Hall-of-Fame right winger holds the record for most consecutive 50-goal seasons with nine. He also broke the record for most goals scored by a rookie with 53 goals in the 1977-78 season – later surpassed by Teemu Selanne in 1992-93, when Selanne scored

76 goals in his rookie campaign with the Winnipeg Jets. Bossy has the second highest goals per game average in NHL history with 0.747 goals per game over 881 regular season and playoff games. Mario Lemieux is the all-time leader with a 0.750 goals-per-game average over 1,022 regular season and playoff games. Bossy’s career was cut short by a string of back injuries which forced him to retire in 1986-87. He ended his 10-year career with an impressive 658 goals and 628 assists for 1,286 points over 881 regular season and playoff games. The New York Islanders retired Bossy’s No. 22 Jersey on March 3, 1992. Dr. Michelle Keightley, head of BrainFit labs in Toronto, will also speak at the event. She is also a professor of occupation science and occupational therapy at the University of Toronto. Keightley will be making a presentation about the impact concussions have on people’s brains, how to recognize concussion signs and symptoms, prevention tips and how to judge whether or not a player is fit to return to play after a concussion. Tickets are $25 for adults or $20 for students (16 and younger). Your ticket includes dinner and a chance to have a photo taken with Bossy. Contact the Alzheimer Society of Lanark County at 613-264-0307, 1-800-511-1911 or email alz@storm.ca.

The Renfrew Timberwolves saved their best for the last when it came to the preseason. The Wolves staged a dramatic rally with three third-period goals to overcome a 3-1 deficit en route to a 43 win over the Almonte Thunder at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre Tuesday. It was Renfrew’s first win in the final preseason tilt after a 2-2 deadlock and 5-1 setback to the Stittsville Royals.

Blake Lemoine’s low drive found its way through traffic and past Almonte goaltender Chad Hetherington with 27 seconds remaining. Brock Jessop’s second of the night had tied the game with 5:47 left. Brady Clouthier had an earlier Renfrew goal while Jesse Riopelle and Scott Conroy both collected two assists. See ‘WOLVES’, Page 12

The Corporation of the Town of Renfrew Once again, the Town of Renfrew will be conducting drinking water sampling and testing for lead to comply with Ontario Regulations. The town is seeking volunteer test sites in single family homes, multi-unit buildings, commercial properties, and industrial properties. Under the provincial legislation, the municipality must test the drinking water for lead at 40 private residences, 4 non-private residences, between June 15, 2011 and October 15, 2011. • Tests would be performed at older residences suspected of having lead pipes or pipes with lead solder. • Homes built before the mid-1950s could have lead pipes. • Lead solder was used to join copper pipes and was phased out in the late 1980s; any new construction done after those years should not be affected by lead in the piping system. Since the Town must access homes to test for the presence of lead, we are looking for volunteers to allow the Town of Renfrew staff access to their homes to collect samples. There will be NO charge to the resident for the testing of the lead sample. Each sample will total three litres in each location and the regulations obligate the town to advise tenants of the test results as soon as they are available. The higher risk individuals affected by lead that exceeds the standards are pregnant women, infants and children under the age of 6 years old. The Town will require permission of the property owner to take the samples. If you wish to be added to the list of potential test sites please contact the Development and Works Department, Municipal Garage, Darl Gaudette at 613-432-4147. 495359


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TOWNSHIP OF ADMASTON/BROMLEY NOTICE OF PASSING OF A ZOING BY-LAW

$2,000 special grant provides relief for junior B Timberwolves STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com

It may be the recreation user-fees that generate nearly $50,000 from outof-town residents are going the way of the dinosaur. Renfrew council members intimated as much when council said they didn’t want to support the Renfrew junior B Timberwolves’ request to eliminate their user-fee bill of just $2,047 for 2010-11 that remained unpaid. But council did essentially the same by voting Monday night (Sept. 12) to give the Timberwolves a one-time special grant of $2,000. Mayor Bill Ringrose was the only council member to oppose the motion. Coun. Jim Miller was absent. Over the past decade, town council has agreed to some financial benefits for the Timberwolves regarding use of the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre facility, said Ringrose. This summer, the Renfrew recreation committee had recommended town council continue with the status quo. That meant the Wolves would continue to be charged a mid-day rate (between minor sports and adult fees) for ice rental and still pay user fees for last season for having out-of-town players in their lineup. “I’d like to help them out, so either give them that (minor sports rate) or drop the user fee,” said Coun. Clint McWhirter. “I’d like to do something for them. They are our hockey team. But it’s to

Wolves win From Page 11 Troy Gauthier and last spring’s playoff MVP Richard Barr shared netminding duties for the defending Valley Division champions. Barr recently returned from the camp of the Kanata Stallions. Andrew Rowbotham scored two goals and Derek Lowry one for Almonte. Hetherington went the distance between the pipes. The Wolves outshot the Thunder 36-22. The second annual Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League Fall Classic opens the regular season this weekend. All 22 teams will take to the ice in Kemptville. Each Metro-Valley squad meets two opponents from the Rideau-St. Lawrence Conference. The Wolves open up against the Alexandria Glens in a 10:30 a.m. contest on Saturday, and then take on the Char-Lan Rebels Sunday at 2 p.m. Renfrew’s 2011-12 home opener at the MAC is Friday, Sept. 23. The Wolves and Arnprior Packers renew their rivalry at 8 p.m.

find that balance.” “I’d like to help them out, but I’m not sure what’s fair (to them and others),” said Coun. Gail Cole. “If we’re trying to find a couple of dollars, I can find it in their financial statements pretty quick,” said Coun. Tom Anderson. USER-FEE SYSTEM ON THE WAY OUT? Ringrose, while noting that council wanted to help the Wolves, wondered if user fees were a viable system anymore. In an Aug. 15 presentation to town council, Timberwolves president Doug Miller argued that junior hockey should be treated as a minor hockey team because it is a member of the Ontario District Hockey Association, which is a division of minor hockey. In Monday’s council meeting, treasurer Keray O’Reilly wore his treasurer’s hat and 22 years as an Ottawa Valley minor hockey administrator and volunteer. In those 22 years, O’Reilly says he’s never heard of junior hockey being considered part of minor hockey. Also, O’Reilly said the town conducted an informal survey of 13 junior hockey teams in eastern Ontario. Of the 13, only the Brockville junior team was charged user fees, and only three of the teams pay the lower minor-hockey rate for ice rental. Elsewhere, he said junior teams tended to pay ice rentals about 20 per cent higher than minor hockey’s rate. Coun. Tom Anderson restated his

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Admaston/Bromley passed By-law No. 2011-32 on the1st day of September 2011, under Section 34 of the Planning Act.

case from the Aug. 15 meeting. He said not charging the Timberwolves a user fee was a $48,000 question, not a $2,000 question, because several other user groups contribute to a total user-fee fund of nearly $50,000. Following discussion around the council table Monday night, Coun. Andrew Evans recommended town council support the Timberwolves with a one-time special grant of $2,400. Reeve Audrey Green recommended $2,000. Council ended up voting on Green’s recommendation. The motion passed by a vote of 5-1. Councillors Evans, McWhirter, Cole, Anderson and Cole voted in support. The Timberwolves, who won the 2011 Valley Division championship, have an annual budget of about $120,000. This includes more than $16,000 for ice rental. If town council had agreed to charge them the minor sports rate for ice rental, that would have saved the Timberwolves closer to $4,000.

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or agency who meets the appeal requirements of the Planning Act may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the By-law by filing with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Admaston/Bromley not later than the 5th day of October, 2011 a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the By-law and the reasons in support of the objection. Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a zoning by-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf. No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeals unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. AND TAKE NOTICE that an appeal must be accompanied by the prescribed fee of $125.00 and must be made payable to the Minister of Finance, by certified cheque or money order. The complete By-law is available for inspection in my office during regular office hours. EXPLANATORY NOTE The Council of the Corporation of the Township of Admaston/Bromley passed a Comprehensive Zoning By-law (By-law 2004-13) on April 1, 2004. The purpose of the amendment is to rezone the subject lands to permit the creation of the new lots proposed in severance applications B147/10(1) and B148/10(2).

POSITIVE RESPONSE Informed by The Mercury of council’s decision, Miller responded, “It’s great, because it (the special grant) does address the differential from last year. “It’s going to help us out financially, and it shows the town is taking some ownership for the team.” Meanwhile, Miller continues to argue that user fees have been detrimental to the development of several sports in Renfrew for several years.

The effect of the amendment is to rezone the subject property from Limited Service Residential (LSR) to Limited Service Residential-Exception Four (LSR-E4) and Limited Service Residential-Exception Five (LSR-E5). The LSR-E4 Zone would permit a minimum lot area of 1600 square metres, a minimum lot frontage of 28 metres and a minimum water frontage of 30 metres. The LSR-E5 Zone would permit a minimum lot area of 1000 square metres, a minimum lot frontage of 15 metres, a minimum water frontage of 20 metres and a minimum side yard width for existing steps of 1.4 metres. Other Applications: Consent Application (B147/10(1) & B148/10(2)) and Amendment No. 20 (OPA 20) to the County of Renfrew Official Plan are also being considered with this application. The lands affected by the amendment are described as part of Lot 17, Concession 8, located at 146 Dragonfly Way, geographic Township of Admaston, now in the Township of Admaston/Bromley, as shown on the Key Map.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE The Town of Renfrew wishes to advise that an inspection is being performed on the Water Storage tank at O’Brien Road and Gillan Road. The tower will be drained from Sunday September 18, 2011 to Saturday, September 24, 2011. During this time the water distribution system may experience variations in system pressure and potentially disturbance of sediment that would cause red water. If red water is observed residents should run the cold water to drain until the water returns to a clear condition. Variations in pressure may cause disturbances to fire alarm system monitors and other process equipment.

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Only a certain number of teams or individuals win a championship three years in a row. Add Shawn Kelly’s name to that list. The Burnstown driver piloted his car No. 01 to the 2011 Renfrew Fair Demolition Derby championship before another packed house last Wednesday night. The final came down to him and Scott Dodds, but the experience of the defending champion took over as he followed his 2009 and 2010 trips to the winner’s circle. Kelly said his son and pit man Cody Leskie played a huge role in the win once again. “We’ve worked real hard to get here. It’s all good,” Kelly said moments after his victory. He was also quick to credit the opposition. “(We completed against) good friends, a lot of good derby drivers.” Kelly collected $750 and the championship trophy for the victory. It was also his third win in a row this year. Kelly captured derbies in Almonte and Chesterville, and came second in a derby held at Rideau-Carleton Raceway. OSTROSKIE, BARRON WHEEL TO VICTORY Renfrew drivers Vance Ostroskie ($750) and Tony Barron ($500) won their respective sixand four-cylinder features. Other winners included Scott Lewis, who received the Jamie Wright Memorial which goes to the driver of the worst – or best – wrecked car, depending how one looks at it. Jamie Ferguson won for the most decorated car as selected by spectator response. Detail on his No. 17 car was done by wife Tammy-Lyn. The most decorated car award was presented in memory of Dave Hisko, who cleared the ring of cars between derby heats for many years. Trevor Stokes earned $80 for winning a grudge match involving cars of both four and six cylinders. Advancing through their heats were car No. 1 Danny Rees of Pembroke, John Malcolm of Haley Station (6), Kyle Cybulski, Burnstown (909), Tony Barron, Renfrew (19), Andrew Ireton, Renfrew (13) and Vance Ostroskie of Renfrew (14) in the four-cylinder class; and six-cylinder drivers Dan Lewis, Douglas (8), and Ren-

Mercury photos by Peter Clark Shawn Kelly accepts the demolition derby’s top hardware for the third The 17th annual demolition derby drew 45 cars and another full house consecutive year. From left are Xtreme Productions derby flagman Cory to the grandstand at the Renfrew Fair. Champions in the three classes Lepath, Kelly’s son and pit man Cody Leskie, Xtreme Productions owner this year were Shawn Kelly, Vance Ostroskie and Tony Barron. and derby emcee Glen Kennedy, Kelly and derby chair Jim Enright.

frew drivers Ostroskie (4), Randy Lewis, (9), Earl Anderson (12), Scott Lewis (13) and Jamie Ferguson (17). Challenging Kelly in the final were Dodds (808), Mark Wright (9), Brian Cunningham (15), Jamie Friske (27) and Jamie Legree (28). A minute of silence was observed in honour of Adam McLeod of Douglas, a regular demolition derby participant who died in a motor vehicle accident last month. GOOD CROP OF CARS Xtreme Promotions of Whitby ran the derby for the sixth consecutive year. Forty-five cars were entered this time around. “That’s pretty remarkable,” Xtreme Promotions owner Glen Kennedy told the crowd. “When you get behind the wheel of that car, it’s an adrenalin rush like no other.” Kennedy saw his first demolition derby at the Canadian National Exhibition at the age of 12. “I was hooked,” he said. A few years later in the 1990s, Kennedy won the first derby held at SkyDome. The Renfrew Fire Department and St. John Ambulance were again ready for the call at this year’s derby. Dave Bennett of Marshall’s set up the logs and cement peers around the ring the day prior to the event. Year after year, derby supporters have enjoyed the action in great weather conditions. It has been cold a couple of times, but never in the 17-year history of the Renfrew Fair demolition derby has it rained.

Vance Ostroskie, left, holds his winner’s cheque for the six-cylinder division. Above, derby emcee Glen Kennedy of Xtreme Productions presents four-cylinder honours to Tony Barron. Photo at right: Scott Lewis collects the Jamie Wright Memorial Award.

One good 9/11 story Through all the sorrow and sad memories of that fateful day, there are actually a few good stories stemming from Sept. 11, 2001. Some even spread over to the sports world, and one story caught my attention Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Brad Thomas is currently on the 60-day disabled list and out for the season. With the Tigers on the verge of winning the American League Central crown and advancing to the playoffs, it’s tough on Thomas since he won’t be a part of it. But Thomas realizes, things could be much worse. Ten years ago, Thomas was pitching for the New Britain

PETER CLARK PETER’S PUTTERINGS Rock Cats, the double-A farm team of the Minnesota Twins. New Britain was up against the Norwich Navigators in a best-of-five Eastern League playoff semifinal series. In case his team lost, Thomas had already pre-booked his flight home to his native Australia. The first part of his journey was from Boston to Los Angeles on American Airlines Flight 11, one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center. What saved him? Current Minnesota Twin

Mike Cuddyer clubbed a tworun walk-off home run to win the first game for New Britain, and then added a three-run shot to spark the series-clinching triumph in game four. Had the Rock Cats lost those two games, Thomas wouldn’t be holding up his souvenir Flight 11 ticket today. * * * The only three professional quarterbacks to have thrown more TD passes than Montreal’s Anthony Calvillo are Warren Moon, Brett Favre and Dan Marino. And for this week: Only three teams have won the Stanley Cup at least three years in a row. Can you name them?

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After 20 years of ’shoes, Don Craig steps down

LESLEY MURRAY On Aug. 27, the annual O’Brien Cup competition was held at the Twin Rivers Golf Course at CFB Petawawa. The Renfrew Golf Club was well represented by team members Jacquie Guilbeault, Marion Knox, Faye Warren, Kim Vandewouw, Marion McDermid, pro Christine Jarrett, Barb Desilets, Anne Windle, Mary Peer, Arlene Smith, Kate Anderson, Lois Butson and Sue Johnson. Pembroke won and Renfrew came fourth out of the six teams. Our captain, Kim McDonald was pleased, particularly since our top six players were unable to compete. Mary Peer had the low score for Renfrew and the third low net of the tournament, with an 89 gross and a 70 net. Congratulations to Mary and the team for a job well done

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For 20 years around Labour Day, Don Craig has been seen at the far end of the Renfrew Fairgrounds, just off Veterans’ Meorial Boulevard, preparing the pits for another Renfrew Fair horseshoe tournament. Sunday ended that long-time run, but before he stepped down Craig ran another very successful tourney. “We had people from 19 difference places,” Craig observed. They included Oshawa, North Bay and Mackey, located up in the Deep River area, as well as the Quebec side. The two days brought together 46 participants in all. WEEKEND RESULTS

It was a bittersweet event because this is the last year that Petawawa will compete in the O’Brien Cup. The O’Brien Cup has been in competition since the 1930s with Arnprior, Mississippi, Renfrew, Deep River and Pembroke teams. Petawawa joined in 1976. Because it was their last year, everyone – players and caddies – wore red shirts with the Support our Troops yellow insignia on them, in honour of Petawawa. The evening dinner was rich in fun with each team performing a skit or song, many of which were tributes to Petawawa. It was with sadness that the passing of Laurie MacDonald was noted and people spoke of their memories of the wonderful job she did for many years as chair of the O’Brien Cup committee. Our ladies day afternoons will soon come to a close. We have only two left. Aug. 30 had 18 ladies play. Our

thanks go to Ottawa Valley Pine for sponsoring the event. We had the following results: • A flight: Dorothy Sharpe 36 points, Mary Peer 35.5, Karen Audette 35 points. B: Lee Sharpe 39, Marion McDermid 38.5, Christine O’Hara 34. C: Pat David 35.5 points, Lesley Murray 35.5, Sharon McDougall 34.5. Lottery winners were B, Christine O’Hara and C, Sue O’Neil. On Sept. 6, 16 ladies played. Our sponsor was Natures Outlook. • A: Mary Peer 37, Karen Audette 36, Dorothy Sharpe 35. B: Cheryl Campbell 35.5, Marion McDermid 35.5, Lee Sharpe 34.5. C: Bev Mau 35, Lesley Murray 34.5, Pat David 32.5. The lottery winner for B was Bev Savicky. Don’t forget to pick up your gift certificates before year’s end, and remember to sign up for the ladies closing which will be held

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Don Craig ran the fair’s horseshoe tournament for 20 years. Norm Zadow, Eganville, 4th Chris Evans, Portage du Fort and Robert Luckovitch. The very good weather helped make the tournament a success, Craig noted. He thanked the support of Mickey’s Promotions, Renfrew Pizzeria and J&J’s Chocolate Sensations who were tournament sponsors once again. “I’ve enjoyed meeting the players, and the camaraderie we’ve had over all the years,” said Craig. “I enjoyed running the tournament and the players appreciated it. It made it all worthwhile.” Mother Nature also appreciated his effort. It didn’t rain very often.

Woodfine 22nd at world juniors Tristan Woodfine of Cobden was hoping a medal performance was in the cards, but it was not to be. All four Canadian men cracked the top 30 at the world junior triathlon championships Sunday in Beijing, China. Leading the way was Tyler Mislawchuk, 17, of Winnipeg with a 19th-place finish after he, Francis Lefebvre of Quebec and Marc-Antoine Christin of Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que., came out of the 750-metre swim in the middle of the field. Woodfine, 18, worked in the second chase group on the 20km cycle, then started moving up through the pack during the five-kilometre run. Mislawchuk emerged 19th in a time of 57 minutes 55 seconds. Lefebvre was 20th in 57:58, Woodfine 22nd in 58:08 and Christin 26th in 58:34. The win went to Lukas Verzbicas of the United States. He ran

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Saturday results were: • Singles A: Gary Palumbo, Barry’s Bay over Colleen Commanda, Golden Lake. • Singles B: Bob Hass, Renfrew over Carl McCulloch, Renfrew. • Doubles A: Jessie Zadow, Eganville and Greg Palumbo, Barry’s Bay over Gilles Leury, Cobden and Wes Troke, Bryson. • Doubles B: Andy Kealy, Centennial Lake and Lawrence Desjardins, Mackey over Lawrence Leblue, Ottawa and Carl McCulloch. Sunday results were: • Singles: 1st Greg Palumbo, 2nd Caroline Smoke, Deacon, 3rd Robert Luckovitch, Barry’s Bay, 4th Charity Ross, Killaloe. • Doubles: 1st Caroline Smoke and Carl McCulloch, 2nd Charity Ross and Michel Avon, Ottawa, 3rd Norm Turcotte, Cobden and

Renfrew fourth at O’Brien Cup

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Registration Friday at Renfrew Curling Rink ANDY SKLEPOWICZ Renfrew Curling Rink

Yes, I’m back for another year, as they haven’t fired or replaced me yet. And through the kindness of the people at The Mercury, Behind the Glass will bring to you all the news from the curling club. As this is my third year, most of you already know about my rigorous off season training routine and let it be known that after my successful season last year, I have followed that routine right down to the last bottle… I mean last detail. Oh, I can already feel the pain of that first week, which reminds me, I had better make a quick run into town for my favourite pain killer. After an

incredible summer it is hard to think about winter but for some of us our thoughts start to wander that way at this time of the year. For curlers, the thought of summer slowly coming to an end is bittersweet as we look forward to another season of fun, friendship and fitness on the ice. Although it is hard to believe, Friday, Sept. 16 marks the official start of the season. The club will be conducting its annual registration from 7-9 p.m. at the club and all curlers are asked to use this time to register to make thing easier for the people looking after each league. For potential new curlers it’s a chance to meet the great people

who look after this activity and to find out about options available, including the free clinics at the start of the year. Even if you are not sure whether you want to curl this year, you can get the information and take part in the clinics at no cost. Once again the club will be running its Little Rock and Junior curling programs. This Friday is the day to register. For adults, we offer a wide variety of options, including daytime and evening curling, to suit all interests from recreational to competitive. Whichever you choose, rest assured you will have a great time and before you know it spring will be here again. Hope to see you all this Friday.

away with the title in 56:21, leaving Germany’s Justus Nieschlag second at 56:54 and Tony Smoragiewicz of the U.S. third in 56:59.

Opeongo U14 girls claim title

CARP TRIATHLETE SIXTH The Canadian team included Joanne Brown of Carp who placed sixth in the women’s event at the world junior triathlon championships Saturday. In fact, it was a stellar day for the entire squad, as all four Canadians cracked the top 15. Brown, 18, finished in 1 hour 4 minutes 16 seconds, while Alison Hooper of Victoria, B.C., was eighth, Christine Ridenour of Cowichan Bay, B.C., ninth, and Calgary’s Ellen Pennock 15th. The win went to Mikayla Nielson of New Zealand in 1:03:40. Ashlee Bailie of Australia was second and Hanna Phippin of Germany third.

The Opeongo U14 girls are 2011 Valley United Soccer League Champions. In front is Alexandria Schraenkler; first row from left, Riley-ann Schmidt, Kathryn David, Victoria Kubiseski, Stephanie McCullough, Marijke Murray, Jammie Banks, Sabrina Heideman, Samantha Leech-Wuehr, Jessica Gevry; and back row, assistant coach Liz Cobb, Shannon Russell, Savanna Enright, Meghan Russel, Ariana Morel, coach Steve Schraenkler, Alli Cobb, Jacqueline Enright, Courtney Barber, Grace Morel and assistant coach Patricia Schraenkler.

The Opeongo Under14 girls finished the regular season in second place and defeated the first-place Arnprior team in the playoffs 2-1 in an overtime thriller to earn the 2011 Valley United Soccer League Championship in August. The Valley league is made up of teams from Arnprior, Renfrew, Opeongo, Petawawa and Deep River.


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Peewee Wolves win 4-0 over Petawawa The Renfrew Peewee Timberwolves took to the ice for their first game action Sept. 9. The Renfrew squad blanked the Petawawa Patriots 4-0 in the Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League preseason encounter. Alex Paquette paced the Wolves attack with a hat trick. Nicholas Fleguel tallied the final marker. Connery Campbell and Cameron Iob shared the first shutout of the preseason. The Peewee Wolves host Muskrat, Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Ma-Te-Way.

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The Renfrew Golf Club’s men’s rec league wrapped up its 2011 regular season Monday evening. Welch LLP led the way in A flight with a 59 total for the past two weeks. Mulligans topped the B with a 61 while a coin toss gave Mid-Town Flooring the C flight victory over Ontario Power Generation. Riopelle Painting took the D grouping. Jim Horner and Jesse Riopelle were gift certificate winners. The year-end tournament is set for Saturday, Sept. 24. It’s a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

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At left: Keellynd Kehoe-St.Amand, 3, is all smiles aboard the Nemo ride at last weekend’s Renfrew Fair. Above: Sam and Isaac LaBossiere enjoy the thrills of the midway Thursday afternoon. At right: A revamped Zipper was part of the World’s Finest Shows midway, much to the delight of fair goers young and old.

At left: Jack Oattes’ entry placed first of the four beef cows in the ring during Saturday afternoon 4-H interclub beef competition. Above: Thomas Johnston steers his cart, Papa’s Pride, during the miniature spike hitch competition Saturday afternoon. At right: Allysin Kehoe-St.Amand, 8, had lots of luck at the games, picking up several cute and fluffy prizes.

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PICKING UP THE PIECES

Grappling with suicidal thoughts leaves youth feeling isolated. Part one of our three-part series tells how realizing they aren’t alone can be like flicking on a light switch – and the tragedy that can happen without that illumination. LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

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illiam Ross is something of a magician. First, his sleight-of-hand tricks impressed his friends

at school. Eventually, he moved on to fooling staff and fellow patients at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s mental health ward. But before that, Ross tried to pull his trickery on Ottawa police officers, who had to cart him to CHEO in a squad car to prevent the amateur Houdini from escaping his handcuffs and harming himself. And lately, the 17-year-old Ottawa resident has been working magic on his own life, astounding family and friends with his seemingly supernatural ability to bounce back from the darkest deadend track. In less than a year, Ross went from what appeared to be a pretty well-adjusted teenager who loved BETA testing video games and cooking, to a shadow of himself, obsessed with compulsive thoughts of trying to end his life. And now, mere months later, he has rebounded, an outcome his mother, Suzanne Ross, could barely bring herself to dream of. Suzanne, who comprises a large part of her son’s support system, still lives by a phrase repeated to her by a relative of her own: “You can be cautiously optimistic when things are going better, knowing that there could still – and probably will – be slips and things that are going to happen,” Suzanne says. “It’s not going to happen overnight.” DIMMING THE LIGHTS By the same token, William didn’t get to that dark place – a deep depression he likens to all the lights being turned out – overnight. “Everything up until that point was like dimming out the lights,” he says. William says he really began to slide down the slippery slope to self destruction after last summer. Some romantic relationships that went foul didn’t help his tendencies towards obsessive compulsiveness and anxiety, William says. But it was surrounding himself with a social circle that turned out to be more focused on partying and backstabbing than trust and friendship kicked the process into high gear. He was partying too much. Peer pressure led to alcohol and “mild” drug use.

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William Ross has made huge strides in tackling his demons since last summer, when he tried to take his own life and ended up at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario for treatment. Spray-paint art is a recent addition to William’s repertoire. Right, he creates a painting earlier this spring as a gift for his grandfather.

OUT OF THE DARKNESS A series about youth suicide Part 1: Two youths struggle with suicidal thoughts - with radically different outcomes “I’ve had a little bit of a shadowy, dark past,” he says. “Over time, things had just gotten worse.” When Suzanne looks back, she realizes that all the classic warning signs were there. Her son wasn’t sleeping at night, but he would sleep during all hours of the day – when he was home. Most of the time, he was out with friends – partying, although she didn’t know it. “I thought it was a normal progression – to give him a bit of independence,” she says. “He never gave me a reason not to trust him.” Eventually William lost the energy to do any of the activities he was so passionate about. He didn’t care to test out video and computer games to help work out the bugs before they hit the market. The sharp-witted teen’s interest in school waned. And most obviously

for Suzanne, her son completely stopped taking over the kitchen of their two-storey Orleans home to whip up a culinary masterpiece. “When I look back those are all signs,” she says. “If you notice a change in your child’s behaviour, pay attention to it, because it may be nothing, but in our case it was a clue.” The clues started long before William’s back-to-back visits to CHEO last autumn, which wasn’t his first visit to the hospital’s mental-health ward. In fact, it all started in the very home in which William still lives with his mother, father and brother. William’s spirit started to crack when he was only six, but it wasn’t until more than six years later that William finally admitted to his mother why. He had been raped by someone close to the family. By that point, William was already undergoing therapy for anxiety, a process that lasted three years. “I talked about how I didn’t really trust people; how I didn’t really trust myself,” he says. He thought releasing the secret helped him get over that hurdle, but looking back, he says he was wrong. His world continued to crumble. It wasn’t until last year, he began to pick up the pieces. By the end of the summer, William couldn’t force himself to stop fixating over harming himself. Every object, from ballpoint pens to

pieces of string, became weapons of self harm in William’s obsessive gaze. Luckily for William, it only took one attempt for him to recognize he needed help. Less than 12 hours after putting three thin, shallow cuts into his chest with an X-Acto knife, William was talking to a psychologist at CHEO. Before his family even clued in to what was happening in his head, William asked his mother to drive him to the hospital before he couldn’t stop himself from severely hurting himself. “I knew that I wanted it, but I didn’t want it,” he says. “It was like in the short term, I had wanted to hurt myself, but I knew that eventually I might not want this, and I just needed help.” William spent three weeks at CHEO See ‘IT WAS KNOWING’, Page 21

If you’re a teen in crisis or their guardian, the Youth Services Bureau has a free, 24-hour help line. Call 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (toll free) crisis@ysb.on.ca


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Unable to cope with his emotions, Jesse committed suicide at 17 GEOFF DAVIES

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esse Graham loved to win. And often, he did. On the soccer pitch, in the classroom, in excited debates or board games, Jesse found joy in things that pushed his limits. He loved to push back. Those who loved him smile as they remember his mile-wide competitive streak. They laugh to think of his firedup rants, notorious for leaving everyone in stitches. He was a fierce friend, a devoted son, and now a full year has passed since his death. The beam in Jesse’s basement bedroom was low, so it was easy enough for his father, Jeff, to lift up his dangling body and untie the noose. It wasn’t quite six in the morning by the time Jesse – brother to Katie, Zachary, Kelsie, Jarred and Lauren – was stretched out on the floor of their home in Balderson, Ont., with his mother and father bent over him, performing CPR. By the time the paramedics arrived, the boy who loved to win, who dreamed of becoming prime minister or practising law, was dead. “We never had a real inkling that Jesse was suicidal,” says his mother Shelly, who is a nurse. “He never once said to us ‘I’m depressed.’ He didn’t look depressed… he didn’t do all the things… the signs of suicide that you look for. He didn’t give anything away.” Randy Thompson, 19, and Jesse were best friends through high school, right up until Jesse hanged himself in the early hours of June 18, just days away from graduation, at the age of 17. “I went through a couple months of just numbness,” says Randy. He was right there to witness the changes in his friend. At 16, Jesse was a ball of fire. He was clean-cut, not into the same drinking and dosing scene as some of his peers. He went to youth group at his church every Thursday. He liked to hang out with the brainier kids. He liked debates, not chit-chat, and attacked them with the same ballistic energy that made his teacher hide the classroom dodge ball and his friends steer clear of him during soccer games. A year later, he wasn’t himself. His parents noticed it, his friends did too. He was angry. “He’s 17 and lots of boys get angry at 17, because they’re finding their way. So you try to give him space; give him enough room to kind of figure things out,” says Shelly. Obstacles multiplied and hope dwindled. Jesse kept his pain to himself. He never sought help, but he sought comfort elsewhere. Beer, liquor, cigarettes, pot, sometimes harder stuff. Jesse tried to get out of his own tormented head,

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Shelly and Jeff Graham hold up a photo of their son Jesse who committed suicide just over a year ago. The Balderson couple hopes his story helps others in similar situations. but it made things worse. Jesse’s grades first started slipping as he began Grade 11. For a guy remembered as exceptionally bright, with test results placing him among the country’s most gifted kids, this was unusual. Shelly’s description of her son fits both a perfectionist and a buzzing mind. Nothing, even the simplest assignment, was worth handing in unless it was just right. Not long before, he used to cruise through the curriculum without a problem. But now he was lagging behind, and getting in trouble in the classroom to boot. What was happening? LOOKED LIKE DEFIANCE “We didn’t have a clue. It looked like laziness, it looked like defiance,” says Shelly. “We realize now it was none of the above. He was frustrated with himself and he didn’t know what was wrong with him.” Toward the end of his life, Jesse started to figure it out. After doing some research online, he announced to his family that he thought he had Attention Deficit Disorder. The family doctor concurred, and started him on Concerta, a psychostimulant similar to Ritalin. That was a couple of months before his death, says Shelly. ADD, says Shelly, was just part of his problems. The other part wouldn’t become known until after Jesse’s death, after his suicide note was published on the front page of a major daily newspaper. The Grahams’ phone rang one day, a few weeks after Jesse’s death. On the line was Louise Brazeau-Ward. Brazeau-Ward is an internationally-renowned expert on dyslexia. She started the Canadian Dyslexia Association, after witnessing her own son’s struggles with the condition. At Heritage Academy, the specialty school she runs in Aylmer, Que., she teaches kids how to overcome dyslexia. The article in the newspaper said your son had ADD, she said to Shelly, but why didn’t it mention his dyslexia? Dyslexia? The Grahams had never

suspected their son had the condition, which impairs ones ability to read and write. No one, not even his teachers, had noticed anything out of the ordinary. But there were signs, and you could see them in his suicide note. Lisa Taylor does screening and testing for the association. With her 20 years of experience in the field, they were brutally obvious. “I call them no-brainers,” she said in an interview at her Kanata office. Taylor says she spent two hours picking out possible indicators in Jesse’s note: capital letters reversed; hesitations, where Jesse started writing one letter and chose another; back-and-forth switches between cursive and printing. “At 17, you don’t reverse your B’s and D’s.” On behalf of the Canadian Dyslexia Association, Brazeau-Ward offered to test the Grahams’ two youngest children – Jarred, 12, and five-year-old Lauren – for dyslexia, as the condition is hereditary and often shared among family members. They made the offer “in Jesse’s honour,” declining payment for tests that can cost around $450 each. Turns out the hunch was right. The association’s testing found Jarred to be mildly dyslexic. After a separate assessment by the school board, he now uses computer programs to level the educational playing field. Lauren proved to be too young for test results to be conclusive, but her mother expects she’s not out of the woods yet. Meanwhile, their cousin was also identified as having similar learning disabilities, just as she was putting high school behind her. On the living room couch of the family home, Jeff can still quote the words from his son’s final message. “I hate myself,” Jesse wrote. “My life’s a lie.” “I believe the lie was he put on a happy face. He had all this pain inside,” says Shelly. Now that Jesse’s gone, no test can be done to prove it, but his parents believe he suffered from dyslexia, and that it helped pushed him over the edge. “It makes me wonder how many kids are out there that haven’t been picked up.”

From page 12 before asking to be discharged, but a breakdown the next day sent him back to CHEO in a police car after authorities were called to his home when he threatened to harm himself. Help came in the form of talking. William went back to CHEO, and through the Children and Youth - Specialized Psychiatric and Mental Health Services program (a partnership with the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre), he dedicated himself to tackling his demons. There, he tried everything. From counselling to art therapy to deep breathing, William says he was open to anything. “I was tired of fighting myself,” he says. He stayed on that track after he left CHEO and started a stint in the outpatient program at the Royal Ottawa. For three months, he made daily treks to the Royal to attend family therapy, individual therapy, stress therapy, to learn calming techniques, meditation and different ways of coping. But most importantly, he was able to connect with other people who were in the process of overcoming their own issues. “It was the talking – it was the other people, and it was knowing I’m not alone,” William says. “Knowing there are other people going through different issues, other people going through similar issues, other people going through the same issues. “Knowing there are other problems, problems that are worse and problems that are – not necessarily better, but different – I learned that I’m not alone, and that was the biggest thing.” Now, more than a year after he hit rock bottom, William says he has a new definition of “normal.” Knowing that he is just one of many people dealing with mental illness has made all the difference. And now he thinks of mental illness as what it is – just one type of the many ailments that may strike a person in his or her lifetime. It was when people stopped treating him differently that he was able to make progress, he says. Just having people there to listen – not judge, offer advice, or give opinions – made his road to recovery possible. William says he doesn’t have any regrets today because the experience helped shape him and make him a stronger person. But that could have been much different if he had succeeded in his attempts to kill himself. “If I had killed myself, I would have somehow gotten myself back to life so I could kill myself again for doing that. That’s how stupid it was,” he says. When he thinks back to that point in his life, he often reminds himself – and others going through a similar ordeal: “No matter how bad your situation is, you’re always comfortable somewhere.” Getting to the comfortable place isn’t impossible, William says, and he is living proof.

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consciously aware that they are making a poor decision when they text or use their cell phone while driving.” This is why from Sept. 12 to 18 the OPP followed through on Week 3 of its 2011 distracted driving campaign: Phone in one hand, ticket in the other. “Our goal is not to give out as many tickets as possible,” says Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey, provincial commander of Traffic safety and Operational Support. “Our goal is to increase compliance with the existing

two years and/or a jail term of not more than six months. By this time last year, the OPP had investigated 55 fatal collisions that occurred because the driver was inattentive. This year that total is down to 35. As of July 31, 2011 the OPP had initiated nearly 10,000 tickets for distraction. That’s more than double compared to 2010. This week was selected intentionally because it coincides with the thousands of students returning to school. It is critical that drivers dedicate their full

legislation and one of the ways we do that is increasing the risk of being caught.” Holding a device capable of texting or phoning while driving can result in a fine of $155 under Section 78.1 of the Highway Traffic Act. Watching an entertainment device can result in a fine of $110 under Section 78 of the HTA. Other forms of distracted driving can result in a charge of careless driving with fines ranging from $400 to $2,000, a possible licence suspension of up to

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More needs to be done to quantify the accomplishments of the Renfrew County economic development department. That acknowledgement was made by Paul Moreau, the county’s property and development director, after Deep River Mayor David Thompson wondered why so few results are listed in the department’s performance indicators report. During the Aug. 31 meeting of county council, Thompson questioned the value for the money “when the tangible results don’t seem to be there.” Another county councillor, Mayor Mary Campbell of McNab-Braeside, said there’s a lot of positive economic development activity that doesn’t show up in reports, partly because all economic activity isn’t easily quantified. Reeve Walter Stack says Arnprior faces a similar dilemma. And Moreau echoed that sentiment. Moreau also admitted more information regarding economic development needs to be linked to the county’s website. “We’re grappling with how to quantify that infor-

mation,” said Moreau. Moreau also said there are a few good-news economic development stories, but some information isn’t quantified, partly because of lack of feedback from companies that have collaborated with the county, and partly because of confidentiality. “I guess what I heard is it’s difficult to quantify any economic developments, and I would agree with that,” said Thompson after the meeting. At the same time, he suggested more can be done online to profile the local labour force and potential economic opportunities in the area. “The question (that needs to be answered) is what draws business here, and I would need to be convinced that the economic development department has been able to bring (business) success to Renfrew County,” said Thompson. “If we start to see the reasons, that’s what we need to notice.” Sometimes success in economic development is not reflected in performance indicators, said Moreau. “But we’re having an impact because we continue to get calls from prospec-

tive (local and non-local) developers and local entrepreneurs.” There’s some helpful data on the county’s website, but Moreau admitted “we have to enhance it.” Moreau said future content for the economic development website will include McSweeney data. This data includes business-focused information that may interest potential investors on such topics as local taxes, labour costs, skilled labour availability and utility costs. Renfrew County’s economic development department consists of various components, including the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association, which markets and promotes tourism in the Valley with three staff members; Enterprise Renfrew County, whose two staff conduct workshops, such as Bridges to Better Business, and run programs for small business, including the Summer Company Program; and the economic development division, which has two business development officers. Economic development is one of four divisions within the property and development department. The others are planning, forestry and property.

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Warden echoes Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus priorities Sweet encouraged by Province’s willingness to talk about revenue compensation for two million acres of Crown land STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@meetroland.com

After two months without a Renfrew County council meeting and with the provincial election around the corner, members returned to council chambers to hear Warden Bob Sweet summarize the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus’s key priorities. Sweet summarized the priorities in his warden’s address to open the Aug. 31 meeting of county council. Sweet also expressed some optimism about progress made by the caucus at the Aug. 20-24 Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in London. The conference included meetings with several Liberal Ontario ministers and their staff, including Finance Minister Dwight

Duncan, Minister of Education Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli, Transportation Minister Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Economic Development Sandra Pupatello, and Minister of Natural Resources Linda Jeffrey. Sweet said he was particularly pleased to see Jeffrey’s content expressing a “willingness to talk” about prospective revenue from Crown land. “I saw a little bit of encouragement,” said Sweet, calling it a baby step forward. Eastern Ontario contains nearly 11,000 square kilometres, or two million acres, of Crown land, that is all located within municipal boundaries. These municipalities, pointed out Sweet, “receive no revenue in lieu of prop-

erty taxation despite the need to provide essential services, such as roads, bridges, policing, fire and ambulance coverage, to the people and businesses in Crown land areas. The other key priorities, outlined by Sweet, were: • The need to make the Eastern Ontario Development Fund permanent. EOWC is a strong supporter of the four-year, $80-million fund that has invested directly in businesses and communities across the region, but which Sweet suggests the Province is prepared to eliminate; • The implementation of a provincial gas tax for all rural municipalities, instead of only the municipalities that have transit systems. Eastern Ontario’s 31,000 kilometres of municipal roads and 1,600 bridges

“form the backbone of Eastern Ontario’s transportation network. Commerce depends upon it and our residents rely on it to move to work and school. This is our transit system.” • Municipalities need to be fully compensated for farm and managed-forest tax rebates. The provincial government revised the rebate program in 1998, with 75 per cent of the rebate formally paid by the Province, but with no compensation to municipalities. “The EOWC and the WOWC (Western Ontario Warden’s Caucus),” said Sweet, “firmly support the contribution of this support to farmers and woodlot owners, but requests the Province compensate municipalities for the cost of the program.”

• The call for the Province to work with EOWC and other stakeholders to create a comprehensive plan to help support growth and development around the region. • Continue the transfer of social service costs to the Province. Sweet says this is an ongoing priority for all Ontario municipalities. “The EOWC,” said Sweet, “joins with AMO in commending the gov-

ernment’s commitment to carry through with the transfer of social assistance costs along with costs associated with court security … The financial well-being of our member municipalities across the East is very much tied to the completion of this transfer.” As Sweet added after the meeting, “These are key priorities we need to pursue, regardless of which party is in power.”

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Hi, Jim & Ila: Such excitement! I’ve just come in from an afternoon walk, during which I had a close encounter with a great gray owl. Not only is it many years since I’ve seen one, but it’s also a ‘first’ for the ‘Poison Ivy Acres’ life list. I accidentally flushed it out of the ground, where it must have been having a meal, and the first thing I saw was its very large tail as it flew up. It perched on a tree about 12 feet up. I moved cautiously, trying to get close enough to study it without frightening it away, but I needn’t have bothered. It was extremely tame and seemed as keen to look at me as I was to observe it. Instead of rotating its head as owls usually do, it moved its whole body on the branch as I crept along and I was able to get right up to its tree without scaring it away. We looked at each other for a long time. Finally I gave up and continued on, and when I returned it had disappeared. I’d be interested to know if other readers have seen one of these birds recently. Carol McCuaig Carol: Nothing so far and according to my records this is the earliest sighting of this species.

JIM FERGUSON SCENE FROM THE HAWK’S EYE erage two eggs per clutch, so she will possibly have fledged eight young. The Campbells also have a pileated woodpecker that enjoys its wine on the vine. It is eating the wild grapes from vines in the Campbells’ garden. RED-TAILED HAWK Loretta and Lyall Smart on Eighth Avenue in Renfrew saw a red-tailed hawk hunting from a hydro pole in front of their home. The field marks of an adult red-tailed hawk are its large size, red tail, brown back and white breast. There is also a broad band of dark brown barring and streaking across the belly that helps identify the bird when it is facing you. Young birds are much the same as adults but there several narrow dark brown bands on the tail. They are often larger than the adults because they are well fed by their parents. They will lose some weight when they must fend for themselves.

WHY SONGS AND CALLS? A WELCOME STOP-OVER As you know, birds use songs and calls to defend a territory, attract a mate and to communicate with other birds. Songs are musical; calls are dull but very meaningful. Young birds of some species give their first subsongs when they are between 13 and 24 days old, other species between four and eight weeks. In all species the first songs are continuous warblings followed by short songs and finally full songs. In order for the young to produce a full song they must first hear it sung by adults of their own species. If they are caged birds and do not hear the full song they may develop a song unlike anything heard in the wild. So if you hear a few unusual songs or parts of songs it will be the young birds practising for when they become adults. A GOOD NESTING SEASON Cathy and Remick Campbell have a female mourning dove that is having a very good nesting season. She is sitting on her fourth clutch of eggs. The first two clutches were in nests of her own making, the last two clutches have been in an unused robin’s nest. Mourning doves av-

Some shore birds are using exposed mud flats in the area as a stop-over destination for food. White-rumped, semipalmated, pectoral and least sandpipers, greater and lesser yellowlegs, among others, congregate and feed before migrating as far as southern South America. The mud and sand flats provide essential food to fuel their epic 8,400-mile (14,00-0-km.) journey south. All of these species have been seen in the Renfrew, Arnprior and Pembroke areas during their southbound journey. Presqu’ile Provincial Park, Prince Edward County Provincial Park and, closer to home, the mouth of the Bonnechere River, the Mississippi River at Antrim and the Ottawa River at La Passe are excellent locations to view these birds. Low water levels are exposing mud and sand flats along the rivers and the birds are feeding on the worms and insects that would normally be covered with water. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, RR5, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z8 Phone 613-432-2738 or email jamesh@nrtco.met

Cultural map of Valley to be developed “The Ottawa Valley has a rich and vibrant culture. Now it’s time to put it on the map,” says Susan Ellis, manager of economic development, recreation and tourism for the City of Pembroke. Together with the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) and the County of Renfrew, the City of Pembroke wants to develop a “cultural map” for Pembroke and the Ottawa Valley. This map will help residents, tourists and prospective new investors discover the cultural opportunities to be found in the Valley. The Ottawa Valley is known for its fiddling, but did you know about the Stone Fence Theatre, the annual pow wow at Pikwàkanagàn or the Renfrew Fair, the greatest fair in the Ottawa Valley since the 1850s? Locals know about these jewels. A feature page on the City of Pembroke’s website has been launched: http://www.pembrokeontario.com/tourism/cultural-mapping/. The site explains why the Ottawa Valley cultural mapping project is important to enriching the local economy and asks locals to share their best kept secrets about the cultural events, activities and places that make the Valley truly unique. This feedback will give the cultural mapping team the information and stories they need to tell the world why the Ottawa Valley is a special place to live, work and visit. It also provides the public an easy way to express their views on preserving and developing the region’s cultural resources. The information will be provided to Ottawa Valley municipal councils to help them develop cultural policies that can further enhance the development of the valley cultural heritage sector. For Ellis, developing a cultural map of Ottawa Valley makes good economic sense. “It’s truly a case of use it or lose it, as we must preserve these assets, and identifying the cultural and heritage keystones that define us will, in turn, help us to market Pembroke and the Ottawa Valley to the rest of the world.”

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THE RCDSB IS ISSUING A REQUEST FOR QUOTATION FOR THE PROVISION OF INSPECTIONS OF OUR CAFETERIA FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS AT VARIOUS RCDSB LOCATIONS. To obtain the RFQ document, please contact the RCDSB Purchasing Department via phone at (613) 735-0151 Ext. 2237 or 2273 or submit an email to tenderrequests@renfrew.edu.on.ca. Submissions, clearly labeled RFQ #2012-600-01, will be received before 2:00:00 PM, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 and must be submitted to the following: RENFREW COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ATTN: Peggy Fiebig, Purchasing Agent 1270 Pembroke Street West Pembroke, ON K8A 4G4 F: 613-735-6315 E: tenderrequests@renfrew.edu.on.ca The Renfrew County District School Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all submissions. Lowest or any submission not necessarily accepted. 496275

Township of Whitewater Region Environmental Services Department

NOTICE Residents of the Township of Whitewater Region Mobile Hazardous Waste Event The Township of Whitewater Region will be conducting a mobile household hazardous waste disposal event for its residents on Saturday, September 24th, 2011 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The one day event will take place at the Municipal Public Works Garage, located at 2271 Mineview Road, Cobden. For further information, contact: Steven Hodson, Environmental Services Manager (613) 635-1517 495129

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SEPTEMBER 15, 22 • Free square dance lesson at the Swinging Swallows Square Dance Club’s open house, Wesley United Church Fellowship Hall, Pembroke, 7 p.m. on both nights. Call 613 628-9777 or visit our website at www. getupanddance.ca.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 • The Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group will hold a meeting at 222 Dickson St. in Pembroke at 7 p.m. Share results of your summer family history research with us. There will also be an information session on how birth, marriage and death records are compiled. Visitors welcome.

Come and see classic and muscle cars, vintage snowmobiles and motorcycles. Visit the Military display. Meet local racing sensation Nathan Blok. New this year, huge remote control car display. Admission is by donation. All proceeds go to prostate cancer. Everyone welcome. Call 613-432-0705.

STARTING SEPT. 18 • Card parties at St. Francis Xavier Hall every second Sunday at 7 p.m. until end of November. Admission $4. Prize winners. Funds to help support starving people in Africa. Call 613-432-3950.

2011 RURAL RAMBLE

• Sept. 17-18 Agriculture & Food; Sept. 24-25 History & Heritage; Oct. 1-2 Arts & Culture theme weekend. Free admission on all three weekends. For more information including where to pick up a copy of the official Rural Ramble Guide, visit www.facebook.com/ STARTING SEPTEMBER 16 • At the Lions Hall in Griffith. Euchre re- ruralramble or call 1-800-757sumes on the first and third Friday of the 6580. month at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

• DACA Fall Jig from 1 to 6 p.m. at the DACA Centre. Cost $10 per person. Many local musicians. A light lunch will be served. • Most Precious Blood Church, Calabogie Memorial Service. We wish to celebrate the lives of our loved ones from St. Gabriel’s ParBAKE SALE DEADLINE SEPT. 16 ish, Springtown and Most Precious • Freshly-made apple pies ready for the Blood Parish, Calabogie at noon freezer, at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, Cobden. To at Most Precious Blood Cemplace an order call Gwen 613-432-7599 or Alice 613-646-7881. Cost $8. The deadline to order is Sept. 16. • The Renfrew County Fiddlers Association holds its monthly dance at the Cobden Legion from 8 p.m. to midnight. Light lunch at 10 p.m. Members $4, non-members $6.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

• Join us at 7:30 p.m. with Nino Ricci, twotime winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and one of Canada’s most celebrated novelists. Free admission and reception. Bonnechere Union Public Library, Eganville 613-628-2400.

etery, Calabogie Road. You may bring flowers and lawn chairs. In the event of rain, the liturgical service will be held in Most Precious Blood Church after the 10:30 morning Mass. Call Father Pat Blake 613-752-2224 or Skippy Hale 613-752-9944.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 • The Bonnechere Manor Foundation is holding its annual general meeting in the Renfrew Rotary Hall at Bonnechere Manor at 5 p.m. All welcome as board directors are nominated for the 2011-2012 Foundation board. Contact Robyn at 613-432-4873 ext. 1253. • Everyone’s invited to the annual Harvest Auction held by the Eganville Horticultural Society. It’s your chance to buy fresh vegetables, perennials, baking and preserves from the area’s gardeners. Auctioneer Terry Hoelke 7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Eganville.

FOOD BANK MONDAYS • Mondays are Food Bank days at Renfrew Pizzeria. Ten cents from every pizza sold goes to the Renfrew & District Food Bank.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 • Calling all blood donors in Cobden. We are still short many donors for the Sept. 20 clinic at the Cobden Agricultural Hall, 3 to 7 p.m. Come out and give because you are the type to save a life.

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• Northern Lights Seniors present Renfrew County Outreach Diabetes Program at 1:30 p.m. at the Lions Hall in Griffith. Hear about risk factors, prevention tools and information on the clinics. Nonmembers always welcome. Bring an item for the food bank. • Employment Networks is hosting the following free workshop: Job Search and the Internet from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 613-432-3424 to register. Space is limited.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 22 • Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support is hosting their annual general meeting at 7 p.m. at 1 Innovation Rd. Memberships available for purchase. Guest speaker Rob Campbell. • Renfrew Silver Seniors noon luncheon and general meeting at the Renfrew Legion.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 • Victim Services of Renfrew County is looking for golfers for sixth annual Emergency Services Golf Tournament at the Oaks of Cobden; 18 holes, cart, dinner and prizes. Starts at noon. If you would like to register a team, or for more information, call 613-649-2852.

PIPES AND DRUMS • The Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drums pipe band is accepting new members who know how to play the pipes or drums, any age, male and female. Call 613-649-2605 for more information.

UPCOMING AUCTIONS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 • The 18th annual Laurel Rafuse Memorial Golf Tournament at the Renfrew Golf Club. The cost is $105 per person or $80 for Renfrew Golf Club members. The fee includes green fees, golf cart, BBQ lunch and dinner. Registration at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. If interested in fielding a team, sponsoring a hole or donating a prize, call Ann Blimkie at Community Living Renfrew County South at 613-432-6763. • Healing in the Valley presents Arnprior’s fourth annual Wellness Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre, Arnprior. Admission is free. Visitors asked to consider donating non-perishable items or a cash donation for the Arnprior Food Bank. For more information or to pre-register and be entered into a draw, call Koula Cove at 613-433-9657 or send an email to koula@ healinginthevalley.ca or visit http://www. healinginthevalley.ca. • Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support is hosting a Harvest Moon Dinner for couples and friends at the Renfrew Tea Room at 6 p.m. Full course dinner; your choice of chicken stew, apple cider pork or chicken and pear. Cost is $25. Call 613432-7691 ASAP. • Renfrew County Plowing Match at the farm of Ron and Shirley Kasaboski, Queensline and Acres Road in Whitewater Region, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $7.50, children under 12 free. • Seventh annual Car Show for Dad at Renfrew Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Dayna Schaly, a Grade 6 student at McNab Public School, has been entering exhibits in the Renfrew Fair since she was four years old. Tired of the same childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horticulture categories, she entered flower arrangements in the adult categories this year. She enjoys thinking up interesting containers for the squirrels harvest category, and people put flowers in the darndest things (for which she won first prize). Here grandparents founded and ran Schalyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greenhouse in Burnstown for 25 years. Her green thumb family has been giving her gardening and flower arranging tips since she was very young. Gardening has been a family passion. Dayna made her mark at the 2011 Renfrew Fair. She entered in 23 categories, and received 20 prizes, including 11 for first place. A life-long friend of Daynaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Grace Geymonat, who attends Grade 6 at Our Lady of Fatima School, competed in the light horse show for the first time at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fair. The girls have been friends since pre-school, and both have riding instructors named Amber. Their friendship has definitely made an impression on each other. Dayna is thinking on entering the light horse show at next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fair while Grace plans on adding her participation to horticulture in 2012.

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Scott Cozens, left, and Sheldon Smithens will be bringing their History Television show, Canadian Pickers, to a neighbourhood near you next week. Do you have what it takes to be on the show? They want to hear from you if think you do.

Canadian Pickers headed to the region Do you have what it takes to be on the popular show? DESMOND DEVOY desmond.devoy@metroland.com

Dust off those antiques and sharpen up your bargaining skills because Sheldon Smithens and Scott Cozens, the Canadian Pickers, are heading to the Ottawa area. The pickers are not sure if they will be winding down the back roads of Lanark or Renfrew counties, or at a flea market in the Ottawa suburbs, but the History Television stars are coming to town to kick some tires, and name a price. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re exactly sure where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going,â&#x20AC;? admitted Cozens, during a telephone interview from Calgary, Alta. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take a flyer or go to a flea market, or go knock on some doors.â&#x20AC;? They are scheduled to be in the greater Ottawa area from Thursday, Sept. 22 to Tuesday, Sept. 27. If you think you have something valuable enough to land you a spot on the show, they are encouraging you to let them know. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you are interested in being on Canadian Pickers, and have lots of vintage items, memorabilia, collectibles, or antiques to sell for cash, then let us know,â&#x20AC;? stated a press release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our hosts want to meet people and hear their stories.â&#x20AC;? HIGH EXPECTATIONS Already, the pair has high expectations for eastern Ontario. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your history is so much deeper and richer than it is on the Prairies,â&#x20AC;? said Cozens. For anyone who has watched the show, the pair often fly by the seat of their pants and, through a combination of luck and a quick eye, usually find what they are looking for. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for people that have lots of stuff and they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind being on TV,â&#x20AC;? said Smithens. While the travelling companions are looking for antiques that are in reason-

ably good condition, if their white van should show up in your driveway, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t break out the mop and broom to tidy up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organized and neat, chances are itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to cost more,â&#x20AC;? said Cozens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re (used to) crawling through peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stuff.â&#x20AC;? The Canadian Pickers show has a loyal following, but also traces its roots to shows like American Pickers, Pawn Stars, and even the more genteel Antiques Roadshow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are appreciative of our fans,â&#x20AC;? said Smithens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go into a Tim Hortons in this country without being recognized.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never had anyone come up to us that we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appreciate having come up to us,â&#x20AC;? said Cozens. The pair have their own theories as to why their show, and others like it, are so popular. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think there are now a lot of younger people who are getting in to their (relativesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;) estates,â&#x20AC;? said Smithens. The two men came into the picking business through their families. Smithensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; grandparents were in the antiques and auction business, while Cozensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; grandmother and mother were collectors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am more a buyer and Sheldon is more a seller,â&#x20AC;? said Cozens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank God there is that balance!â&#x20AC;? said Smithens with a laugh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheldon just wants to sell it all at an auction,â&#x20AC;? replied Cozens. For all of the haggling and sweating through dusty old barns, for the two men, their recipe for a successful TV show is quite simple. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two guys out on the road, having fun,â&#x20AC;? said Smithens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just a couple of regular guys.â&#x20AC;?

In and around the villages of Calabogie and Burnstown, many of the artists and businesses are gearing up to delight all of your senses with a host of events and special activities during the Oct. 1 and 2 weekend. Indulge your sense of colour at the Calabogie ArtFest, sense of rhythm with a community drum circle, sense of creativity with a demonstration of the art of welding, sense of adventure with ski rides and hikes at Calabogie Peaks Resort, sense of wonder of wood with a demonstration of the art of wood marquetry, sense of discovery with a geo-cache site up on Kennelly Mountain, and so much more. The festival is anchored by two popular and well-attended events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Richard Gillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual fall show at the Bittersweet Gallery Fog Run Studio in Burnstown, and the annual ArtFest in Calabogie, hosted by local artists. Watch for festival signs. Tour maps will be available at more than 25 locations. For more information, visit www.calabogie. org

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ADDED TO THE VOTERS LIST: The Court of Revision was held in the Temperance Hall on Wednesday morning in accordance with the advertisement “to hear and determine MARRIAGE IN THE complaints of errors WEST: The marriage and omissions”, in the took place recently in voter’s list of the town FROM THE OLD FILES Regina of Griselda, for this year. County youngest daughter of Mr. Judge Ficher presided. There were present Mr. E.J. Stewart, the Frank Humphries, who became the wife solicitor for the complainants, Mr. C.W. of Wilfred A. Finch, son of Mr. and Mrs. McVittie, the town assessor, Mr. W.A. H. Finch of Strasbourg. The ceremony Smith, and the clerk of the court, Mr. A.T. had as scene the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. Lawson. Over 50 complaints were consid- Symes, brother-in-law and sister of the ered and the following names were placed bride. Attendants were Miss Grace Lennion the voter’s list: X. Boucher, D. Camp- gtan and Beryl Motun. Following the cerebell, C. Strong, W. Bromley, J. Culhane, A. mony the guests were received by Mr. and Coulas, J.C. Fraser, M. McManus, T. Mor- Mrs. Symes and the bridal party. Among ris, H. McDonald, D. O’Hare, V. O’Gorman, the guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Eric T. Prince, P. Rousselle, V. St Michael, J. Humphries of Welburn and Mrs. Burwell Smith, J.H. Walford, F. White, J. Wark, I. of Renfrew. Zyvitski, J. Guthrie, F. Klaman, M. J. MaSEPTEMBER 9, 1971 loney, G. Pellatt, R. Coughlin, L. L. Coulas, J. Cybulski, J. Erwin, J. A. Jackes, B. LesJAMES HUGHES LEAVES MANOR: ter, A. McPhail, J. S. Stewart, R. Stewart, James Leonard Hughes of Renfrew was J. O’Neil, L. Imbleau, A. Kennedy. named the new administrator of Lanark NEW SEASON AT OPERA HOUSE: The Lodge by members of the Lanark County theatre season opened here this week at Council last Wednesday afternoon. He the O’Brien Opera House with Joe Marks succeeds Harold Peckett, who held the and Co. as the attraction on Wednesday office for several years, and who recently and Thursday evenings. The opening eve- retired. Mr. Hughes will take up his new ning saw a fairly good attendance at the duties Oct. 4, for a six month probationpresentation of “Merely Elizabeth”. To- ary period at an annual salary of $12,000. night (Thursday) the bill was “A Ragged Mr. Hughes, who is married with four Princess”. The cast is better than the children, is currently administrator of Bonnechere Manor, the Renfrew County usual Marks production and a troupe of 13 actors forms the company. Good speci- home for the aged here in Renfrew and has served in this capacity for the past alities were introduced between acts. eight years. Mr. Hughes has a total of 12 years experience as an administrator for SEPTEMBER 3, 1936 homes for the aged. VOTERS LISTS READY: Mr. E.J. StewHOPE THEATRE WILL REMAIN art of Renfrew, who is clerk of the municipality of Horton, has ready for distribu- OPEN: With the Hi-Way Drive-In now tion of copies of the 1936 voters lists for only open on weekends, Renfrew found

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the pictures which are apparently scheduled to be shown in the next few months, it will get enough customers to stay open all year round.

itself without a show during the week. This seems a shame for a town the size of Renfrew, especially when you think that Eganville and Barry’s Bay have thethat township. The list was first posted in atres which operate during the week. The the office on Aug. 24. It is one of 30 pages O’Brien re-opens this Saturday, with a bearing the names of 187 persons quali- midnight show, and it is hoped that with fied to act as jurors. The list begins with three Acres followed by four Barrs.


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Award-winning bassonist special guest for festival stop in Arnprior

The Ottawa Valley Music Festival will finish its 2011 season in Arnprior with a very special guest, award-winning bassoonist Elliott MacDonald.

MacDonald will perform as part of Vivaldi and the Italian Baroque on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Grace-St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church. The program also includes Viv-

aldiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gloria in D Major. The Cape Breton native plays with the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra. When not performing, he is an infantry officer with the Canadian Army.

Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults, $10 for students and free for children under 12. For tickets, call 613-4339457 or visit www.valleyfestival.ca.


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Crozier is Russ Wilkins Big Boiler Memorial Champion SHERRY HAAIMA sherry.haaima@metroland.com

The maple syrup competition at the 157th Renfrew Fair would have made Russ Wilkins proud. First place winner of the Russ Wilkins Big Boiler Memorial Competition Dawson Crozier met with Roma Wilkins and Judy (Wilkins) Ryan Sunday afternoon in the exhibit hall to receive his prize. Ken Spence, chair of farm/produce for the fair board, said this year’s participation was higher than ever with 61 entries. “It’s the best we’ve ever had,” said Spence, who added some people have told him that the Toronto exhibition draws a similar number. Roma was thrilled to present the prize. “I couldn’t believe it when they told me they had 61 entries,” said Roma. Russ, an avid maple syrup producer, one time chair of the committee and supporter of the fair, passed away four years ago. “He was a lover of the fair,” said Roma, “And he worked hard to get his

syrup just so.” Russ would have been thrilled to see Renfrew’s maple syrup competition thriving, said Roma. At one time, the couple had 600 taps on property out Pucker Street near Renfrew. “He was a gentleman farmer I guess,” said Roma. “He had a good competition going with Joe Cook for years.” Roma was pleased to meet Crozier and his fiancée Kim David and sample some of their secondplace maple candy. “I was just so happy to know if was a young farmer who won the prize,” she said. Crozier has been producing syrup for 21 years on his property on Haley Road where he has about 700 taps. This year was a little better than average in terms of syrup production, said Crozier, who just starting entering his products into the fair last year. Among the key factors for syrup production is consistency, he said.

Roma Wilkins, front, and daughter Judy Ryan join farm/produce chair Ken Spence, right, to present Dawson Crozier and Kim David with first-place honours.

Ricci at Eganville library Valley book lovers will be thrilled to learn that the Bonnechere Union Public Library is preparing to roll out the red carpet for one of Canada’s most beloved authors. On Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m., the celebrated novelist Nino Ricci will be visiting the library to read from and discuss his work. This will be Ricci’s first visit to the Bonnechere Union library at 74A Maple Street in Eganville. Admission is free, and a reception – with book sale and signing – will follow. This event is made possible with the support of Sands on Golden Lake and the Eganville branch of BMO.

RENFREW HITS THE AIR CTV2 (formerly A-channel), hosted its morning show at Low Square Tuesday from 6 to 10 a.m. One segment featured Metroland and the history of its papers, which includes the Renfrew Mercury. Joining CTV 2’s Kurt Stoodley, centre, are Mercury managing editor Jason Marshall, left, and director of advertising Paul Burton. Renfrew’s Sarah Freemark, also a part of the CTV 2 morning team, co-hosted the show with Stoodley and Jeff Hopper. Regular co-host Lianne Lang was under the weather. A free draw for a Nick Foligno Ottawa Senators sweater was won by Lena Lambert.

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The United Church of Canada BRAESIDE PASTORAL CHARGE Rev. Dr. Richard Hollingsworth 623-2360 Glasgow – 9:00 am Castleford – 10:00 am Braeside – 11:00 am Sunday School During Service _____________________________

Elmwood Bible Chapel 200 Francis St. 432-4572 432-3087 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. – Bible Study, Prayer SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

CTV2’s Sarah Freemark, left, shares a laugh with Barb Desilets and Randy Penney of Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Mercury photos by Peter Clark

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Renfrew Baptist Church Corner of Plaunt & Railway 432-4266 Rev. Tom Smith SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 10:00 – Worship Cable Channel 22 Sundays 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. Bible Study, Wednesday 7 p.m. All Are Welcome _____________________________

The Anglican Church of Canada ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE Corner Argyle St. at Patrick Phone 432-3062 Ministry Rev’d. Cathy McCaig with the members of the Parish. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 8:00 a.m. – Morning worship/ Holy Communion 10:30 a.m. – Morning worship/ Holy Communion Come and Worship _____________________________

The Roman Catholic Community OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH 100 Lisgar Avenue, West 432-8525 Saturday 7:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH 331 Plaunt Street, South 432-5825 Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. _____________________________

The Salvation Army 8 Argyle St. at Munroe Corps Officer/Pastor SUNDAY SERVICE 10 A.M. Women’s Ministry Men’s Ministry Bible Study

613-432-7721 All Are Welcome! _____________________________

Worship in the church of your choice 484975


Community Cate Ott shows off some of the gluten-free products that will be featured at The Taste of the Valley Sept. 24. She and her husband Randy of Eganville own and operate The Mix Company, which launched 10 years ago. The Mix Company is one of five businesses that have been with The Taste of the Valley since its inception in 2007.

Taste of the Valley features gluten-free products This is the first of a series profiling five original local businesses who have been involved with Taste of the Valley since its inception in 2007. Some of these businesses will also be at the Renfrew Taste of the Valley to be held on Saturday, September 24 at the Renfrew Fairgrounds.

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October 15, 2011 marks the fifth anniversary of Taste of the Valley. What started out as a small exposition of local agricultural products at the Cobden Agricultural Hall has blossomed into four individual events featuring over 120 local producers from throughout Renfrew County. On Oct. 16, 2007, 25 local producers showcased their products to over 2000 visitors on a Saturday morning. Of those 25 local producers, there were five local businesses that have come back to Cobden every year to take part in Taste of the Valley. Over the next five weeks, we want to introduce you to these five local businesses. You will also have a chance to meet them and an additional 90 vendors at the fifth edition of Taste of the Valley in Cobden on Oct. 15. When Cate Ott first signed up for Taste of the Valley, she knew that some residents of the County of Renfrew were searching for food that was tasty, healthy and gluten free. Purchasing gluten-free products can be a challenge in a rural community like the County of Renfrew, and The Mix Company offers a variety of choices for local consumers seeking these products. Owned and operated by Cate and Randy Ott of Eganville, The Mix Company was started about 10 years ago creating 100 per cent gluten free products. As Cate points out, “Many of our ingredients are organic where possible, and we are aiming for 90 per cent of our products to come from within Ontario. “We work closely with farmers to develop different grains and then we make sure that they use certified labs, as everything has to be tested to be sure it is gluten-free and pure of all contaminants before the ingredients come to us, and then we hand-mix in small batches and then we ship all over North America to people’s home and their work.” Cate credits initiatives like

the Ottawa Valley Food Coop, Taste of the Valley and various Farmers Markets for helping her business flourish. “My Gourmet Mixes began as a fun gift for friends when our children were young. Now our Gourmet Mix line has grown into something for everyone. We’ve got it all ... soups, muffins, cookies, breads and biscuits, meals, pancakes, dips, dressings, pasta toppings, and even Doggy Treats for that special pet! “Each 100 per cent natural and gluten-free mix is carefully blended and packaged weekly for freshness and wholesome flavor. “We shop for the freshest organic, local and kosher ingredients so you don’t have to. You simply add liquid ingredients and your job is done!” Cate’s only regret is that she can’t clone herself and make the business even more productive. “I hope to be doing this until I am 120! I would love to open a gluten-free tea shop and service customers one-on-one. But for now, Randy and I are so happy doing what we do.” Since debuting at Taste of the Valley in Cobden, Cate has seen many local stores carry her products on their shelves. This is where Taste of the Valley has been extremely successful. One of the goals of Taste of the Valley has been to introduce local consumers to local businesses not just on the day of the event, but year-round. When Cate travels around the county and outside the county boundaries, she always lets people know about the incredible success of Taste of the Valley and how it has helped her and many other local producers market their products. It is Cate’s hope that she is able to attend the 10th edition of Taste of the Valley, and she invites everyone to visit her and all the other vendors in Cobden. Next week, we will profile a pork producer from Cobden who draws huge crowds with the smell of bacon at Taste of the Valley.

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egy and we are pleased to be able to support students with being successful in their studies, by helping ease the

burden of paying for their education,” adds Lynn. Algonquin College Pembroke Campus Dean Karen

Davies thanked NRTC for the gift. NRTC is based in Beachburg and has been providing local telephone service to the

Whitewater and Laurentian Valley areas for the past century, and more recently to Pembroke, Petawawa, Ren-

frew and Cobden. The company also provides Internet, alarm monitoring and other security services.

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NRTC Communications has marked its 100year anniversary by providing a legacy gift to Algonquin College that will support students enrolled in technology programs at the Pembroke Campus for many years to come. The Ottawa Valley Telecommunications firm has made a $10,000 donation to the college, a financial gift that will be matched by the Ontario Trust for Student Support fund, resulting in a new bursary that will aide students who enroll in the computer systems technician program. In the future, other technology programs may be added to the list of programs eligible for the NRTC bursary. The OTSS fund was established by the Ontario government to encourage individuals, foundations, and corporations to contribute financially to endowed funds to assist Ontario college and university students who are in financial need. The NRTC endowment fund will pay out a bursary annually valued at about $800. Steve Lynn, NRTC general manager and Algonquin College business graduate, says “NRTC relies on a highly skilled local workforce to do the work that we do. The computer systems technician program at Algonquin College is important to our company’s employee recruitment strat-

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Back to school at St. Joe’s VICTORIA SLIGHT Jaguar Journal

Enjoying the opening of the Seniors Therapeutic Community Garden, in front from left are Bonnechere Blooms Horticultural members Margaret Briscoe and Margaret Hicks; and standing, recreation programmer Lena Lambert, Bonnechere Blooms member Clifford Mills, auxiliary and family council member Ella Box, Bonnechere Blooms member Agnes Eades, Client Outreach Programs Supervisor Erin Wilson, and Bonnechere Blooms member Gertie Windle.

Seniors therapeutic garden opens at Bonnechere Manor PETER CLARK peter.clark@metroland.com

“I think it’s a beautiful garden. It has a great variety (of plants). I’m very impressed.” Those were the words of resident Margaret Hicks as the newly-formed Bonnechere Blooms Horticultural Society unveiled its Seniors Therapeutic Community Garden Aug. 31 at Bonnechere Manor. Over the past few months a new Seniors Horticultural Society has been created and is comprised of senior gardeners from across Renfrew County, including manor residents. Working with the Grade 2 and 3 class from Queen Elizabeth Public School, kids and seniors worked together to design a Bonnechere Blooms logo for the Horticultural Society. The project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizon for Seniors Program. The courtyard and garden space at Bonnechere Manor is the central place of the Bonnechere Blooms Horticultural Society activity. This new garden features raised and wheelchair-accessible flower and vegetable beds which provide opportunities for therapeutic gardening and programming. “Thank you, on behalf of Bonnechere Blooms Horticultural Society, for coming and having a view of our gardens,” manor resident Clifford Mills said during the official opening of the therapeutic community garden. “The residents of Bonnechere Manor have enjoyed working with children from

Mercury photos by Peter Clark

Manor resident Margaret Hicks and Client Outreach Programs Supervisor Erin Wilson enjoy the therapeutic garden. Queen Elizabeth School to develop a logo for our gardens, as well as planting seeds to grow flowers and vegetables. “Also, (we had) a great trip to Hultink’s to pick out flowers for the gardens, and help from Family Council to plant them,” Mills added. Following the ceremony, a light lunch was served in the Renfrew Rotary Hall, accompanied by music on the piano by Pat Maloney.

School has started up again for the 2011/12 school year, and I am very excited to be back writing articles and representing St. Joseph’s Catholic High School for my third year! First of all, I would like to welcome our new principal, Mr. Brennan Trainor, and new vice-principal, Mr. Derek Lennox. On behalf of St. Joe’s, I wish them luck in their first year in these new roles. On Sept 1, members of student council, other students, and staff of SJHS welcomed the grade 8 and 9 students by holding a orientation barbecue. This was a great way for the new students to get to know their way around the school, find their classes and lockers, and to meet fellow students. They were also able to pay their student activity fee, get their agendas and buy school (Jaguar) clothing. The first day of school started with a gathering in the gymnasium for a prayer service and a general welcome to students and staff. Following the assembly, students went to their first classes to begin learning. On another note, our student council will begin its weekly meetings with Julia Rowat representing the school as prime minister for her second year. It is her responsibility to direct all other members of student council in the right path to ensure everything goes smoothly. Christine Helferty and Eric Watters are our spirit ministers. They will be planning spirit weeks, dances, and spreading spirit throughout our school. I am the public relations minister and I will be promoting the school by writing weekly articles and helping with our school website and Facebook page. Also, Zach McIntyre is the SJHS student trustee. It is his job to represent our school at the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board. The other ministers on student council will be appointed during the first few meetings, and they will be announced at a later date. Feel free to visit us on our website at www.sjchsrenfrew. wordpress.com to see what is happening at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School!

Jim Munro

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Police were responding to a break-andenter in progress at 12:20 a.m. Sunday when they discovered 41-year-old Corey Blaskie of Arnprior with no vital signs. “OPP investigators have determined that Blaskie died following a confrontation with two of the homeowners,” says a Monday evening OPP press release. Details about the Sept. 11 incident at the 44 Edward Street home in Arnprior were slow to emerge while police investigated and worked to notify next of kin. No criminal charges have been laid and the investigation is continuing under the direction of OPP Det.-Insp. David MacDonald of the Criminal Investigation Branch. An autopsy was performed yesterday. However, police say the results will not be released at this time. OPP reminds the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times and to call 9-1-1 to report serious crimes in progress. Tips can be found at the website www.opp.ca An informal gathering to remember Corey Blaskie, a father, stepfather and grandfather, will be held Saturday, Sept.

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Police found 41-year-old Corey Blaskie unresponsive when they responded to a 9-11 call about a break-in in progress at an Edward Street Home. 17 at 2 p.m. at the home he shared with Jennifer Prince of Arnprior.

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397 CHARLES STREET 139 JENNET ST. SPACIOUS 4 BR/2BA FAMILY HOME ON LARGE LOT WITH GARAGE - gleaming BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY - SPACE GALORE - hardwood floors, separate hardwood floors, fireplace in family rm, deck off family rm, full dry bsmt, garage dining room, 4BR plus den, 3 BA, full basement with family room, new in 2010, natural gas furnace conversion 2011. MLS#807027 $209,900 workshop and storage area. MLS#796171 $179,900

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Everything is top of the line in this home, quality construction, superior insulation and basement construction, custom galley kitchen, separate shower and tub in main bath, full basement awaiting your final touches MLS# 804147 $255,000

180 ACRES ON THE OTTAWA RIVER Includes over 2000’ waterfront, sandy beach lot, 80 tillable acres, large barn with well. MLS#804849 ONLY $495,000 496132

70 Spindledrift

454 Wade Ave

Vincent Johnston, Sales Rep. 613-433-2254

Kelly Derue, Sales Rep. 613-433-2681

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238 Foxden St.

818 Eighth St.

Kelly Derue, Sales Rep. 613-433-2681

Helen Vincent, Broker of Record 613-432-0058

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448 Mayhew St.

132 Blackburn Rd.

Helen Vincent, Broker of Record 613-432-0058

Dennis Yakaback, Real Estate Broker 613-432-0041

Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage

Sat. Sept. 17 2-4 p.m.

Hwy. 132 Ross Peever, Sales Representative 613-432-5394

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Burnstown show to pay tribute to Renfrew County Burnstown sculptor Richard Gill has always been fascinated with the history of settlements. Renfrew County’s 150th anniversary has compelled him to document and preserve some images of lost landscapes and present day landmarks that dot the surrounding countryside where he has resided since 1972. Relentless research of archival material has provided him with some of the visual details necessary to conceive historical images that depict the early explorers, settlers and communities, the days of the big timber, riverboats on the Ottawa River, and the K & P (Kingston to Pembroke) Railway, to note just a few. A brief journey to Jamaica inspired a special series of works that form an exotic contrast to the local subject matter. These works capture the splen-

Labour Day weekend infractions up from 2010

Many Ontarians were eager to head out for one of their last summer outings Labour Day weekend and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were there to monitor driving practices. The OPP issued 1,124 speeding charges in the east region, up from 1,077 in 2010.

GREAT STARTER OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY IN RENFREW 4 bdrms, 1 bath: Main Level living, dining, family room, kitchen and bedroom, 3 bedrooms on 2nd level, large lot, newer roof and furnace. Make this one your own with a little TLC. Call Dianne Today!

Burnstown sculptor Richard Gill did this piece on Renfrew’s main street, honouring the town’s early days. Photo courtesy

of Cheryl Babineau

dor of old plantations, the captivating character, colourful culture and the endearing nature of the people native to the island. Gill has spent most of his adult life in this county honing his skills as a full-

Lisa Dunbar, Sales Rep. (cell) 613-633-0062

time sculptor. Gill opens his 2011 Fall Show at Bittersweet Gallery on Oct. 1. The show continues daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. For more information, call 613-432-5254.

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219 OAK STREET EGANVILLE. 205 STEVENSON CRES. One of the best locations in town. This 3 bedroom home has been well cared for with many new features. Call David today to view. 613-401-2824.

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Quality built ICF 3 bedroom home. Beautiful open concept with many upgrades. Radiant in floor heating. Heated double car garage as well. Landscaped yard surrounds this home. MLS #784899. Call David for a showing. 613401-2824.

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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. $174,500 Call David today

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Charming 2 bedroom home on large country lot with vaulted ceilings and a spacious open concept. Insulated basement for 3rd bedroom and recreation room. 15min. to Renfrew. MLS #794059 $179,900. Call Teri for details

Affordable Semi-detached starter home or investment property, cheaper than paying rent. Gas furnace 2010, New Roof, Appliances and storage shed included. Much potential $79,900. MLS# #806820

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Amazing 3 bedroom waterfront home right on the shores of the Ottawa River. This home has been extremely well cared for with many features and an outstanding layout. Very bright and open concept kitchen with views of the river from many angles. Call David to view today. Very impressive property. MLS #803723

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327 LISGAR Wonderful starter home in a great area of Renfrew. New roof, and a great insulated garage that could be used as an office. $125,000. Call David today. MLS #797663.

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No one was killed in motor vehicle collisions on OPP-patrolled roads; a decrease from one person in 2010. Nineteen distracted driving charges were laid, a statistic not available from last year. There were 99 people charged with seatbelt offences, up from 50 in 2010.

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TIMBER TRAIL WATERFRONT LOT on the Madawaska River. All ready to build your dream home or cottage. 200 ft of prime waterfront. Do not miss out. MLS#786169 Call David. 613-401-2824.

21 McGARRY AVE. 900 LACROIX BAY RD. An excellent building lot on the Ottawa River.

Solid 3 bedroom brick home with a great lot and tons of curb appeal. Call David today to view. 613-401-2824.

847 RAGLAN Very busy store in an excellent location. Has been recently upgraded inside. Be your own boss today. Call David. 613-401-2824.


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720A LOCHWINNOCH ROAD

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Great location, double car garage, fenced yard, 2+1 bedroom, 2 baths, living room + family room on main. Rec. room, bedroom + weight room in basement. 2 airtight stoves. $254,500.

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OPEN HOUSE MLS#804158 OPEN HOUSE 91 LORNE STREET SOUTH

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th 2pm to 4pm Your Host: Cathy O’Neil, Broker 613-432-0073

MLS#804166 OPEN HOUSE 749 FIFTH STREET

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th 2pm to 4pm Your Host: Sherri Cobus, Sales Rep. 613-432-1947

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279 MCLEAN STREET • Makeover Complete – Just Move In! • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, main floor laundry, finished rec. room • $179,500 MLS#805610

3797 BURNSTOWN ROAD • 3+1 bedroom hi ranch home with fully finished lower level • New roof & central vac. MLS#799039 • $184,900

678 ENGLISH ROAD • Lovely 3+1 bedroom home on 1.22 acres • Bright, updated kitchen, finished lower level, great yard • $214,500 MLS#796909

2385 HWY#60

63 MCBRIDE ROAD

6179 HWY#132

• Very private deep property backs onto Bonnechere River • 63 ACRE Hobby Farm with 2-part barn & 2 bedroom home • $299,500 MLS#798656

• Spacious 3+2 bedroom, 3 bath family home with open concept design • Finished lower level, central air • $315,000 MLS#781868

• 3+2 bedroom, 3 bath home on 1.15 acres built in 2010 • Open concept kitchen, dining living room with cathedral ceiling • $339,500 MLS#800368

86 BONNECHERE STREET S • 3 bedroom home, eat-in kitchen, spacious living room on nice corner lot • Gleaming hardwood floors • $155,000 MLS#793812

660 HYDRO BAY ROAD • 19 ACRES with trails throughout & 874’ of WATERFRONT on Muskrat Lake • Great for hunting, fishing, swimming • Build your dream home today! MLS#755153

528 OPEONGO ROAD

• Custom designed 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 5 acres • Hardwood & ceramic flooring, attached double garage • In-ground pool + large deck

Allison Shields-Mulvihill Sales Representative 613-433-2880

Attention Commuters!!! Excellent 3 + 1 Bedroom bungalow nestled on private country lot on the outskirts of Cobden. Well maintained with new roof, hardwood flooring, cozy eat-n kitchen, finished family room with wood stove and attached single garage. Affordable living!

NEW PRICE  $172,500

329 HARRY STREET

Sherri Cobus Sales Representative 613-432-1947

NEW LISTING

Meticulous 3+1 bedroom all brick bungalow. Completely upgraded, move-in & relax! Hardwood floors, finished basement, 2-4pc baths, deck & workshop. Asking $229,900.

1285 FORESTERS FALLS ROAD • Handyman’s Special but has lots of potential & large eat-in kitchen • Private country location, easy access to HWY#17 • $85,000 MLS#804140

Gerry O'Neil Broker of Record 613-432-2333

406 HUBERS RD • Large 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on 300 ACRES • Detached 3 bay garage + outbuildings • Exceptional views, very private MLS#782100

2017 CHURCH STREET •Spacious Family Home - Affordable Living •4 bedrooms, 2 baths, needs some TLC MLS#806141 •$109,900

1623 EADY ROAD • Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath family home with attached garage • Motivated Seller – Immediate Occupancy • $248,900 MLS#797871

261 PLAUNT STREET • Much potential for this quaint 1.5 storey, 3 bedrooms, corner lot • Roof re-shingled & new flooring in 2006 MLS#798009 • $129,900

631 SOUTHSIDE WAY • 83.45 ACRES with trails throughout + 155’ of WATERFRONT on Norway Lake • Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 season cottage with deck MLS#804288 • $360,000

• Great Investment - side by side duplex with huge backyard • 2 bedrooms, 2 parking spots per unit • $134,900 MLS#797870

SOLD 22 HELMER LANE

MLS#804772

60 ARGYLE STREET S.

ALLISON SHIELDS-MULVIHILL YOUR WEEKEND SALES REPRESENTATIVE 613-433-2880

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EADY REALTY, INC. Brokerage

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

613-432-2100

Morris Eady

www.century21.ca/eadyrealty

848 RAGLAN ST. S.

Dennis Yakaback

Broker of Record Cell

432-1830

135 PETER ST.

Patti Reid

Real Estate Broker Cell

432-0041

Sales Rep.

Cell

401-0197

1 SENIOR LANE

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

533 LAKEVIEW LANE

Rick Reid Sales Rep.

Cell

401-3212

90 OPEONGO RD.

NEW PRICE

$175,000 MLS # 796508

• Brick Bungalow • Hardwood floors • Central Air • 3 bedrooms • Family Room Agent: Kelly Derue 613-433-2681

20 NADOBNY LANE

• Energy efficient 3 bedroom • Main floor bed & bath • Approx 1400 s.f. with back addition • Lovely sunroom overlooking ravine • Cozy gas stove in living room Agent: Patti Reid 613-401-0197 Rick Reid 613-401-3212

538 SULLIVAN

$56,900 MLS #804358

Great for snowbirds. Comfortable Trailer home on leased lot in Cedar Beach Campground, formerly Mac’s Cedar Rest. Close to Golf, swimming and Great fishing. Agent: Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

47A BOYLE LANE

$269,900 MLS#791277 • 4 season waterfront cottage • close to Renfrew • Large Deck facing water Agent: Vince Johnston 613-433-2254

69 RAILWAY AVE

• $189,900 MLS # 785595 • Corner Property • 2 Homes • Main house, 5 bedroom , 3 Baths • Rental house - 1 Bedroom • Excellent Investment Property Agent: Morris Eady 613-432-1830

48 BLAIR LANE NEW PRICE

WATERFRONT • $134,900 MLS #787395 • Brick home • Large lot • No more renting • Priced to sell Agent: Charlene Riopelle Badour 613-433-4082

278 RAGLAN

• $119,900 MLS #803386 • Updated furnace, central air, 200 AMP service, generator panel • 2 bedrooms/cozy livingroom/ hardwood floor • Affordable at $119,900 Agent: Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

161 READY AVE.

• $199,900 • Direct water access to Golden Lake • Year round home • Completely renovated • New oil furnace & woodstove Agent: Rick Reid 613-401-3212

1779 FRASER ROAD

$149,900 MLS #802191 • Spacious interior • Deep lot • Eat -In kitchen • Many updates including furnace & AC Agent: Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

71 MCGARRY

$ 225,000 MLS #741562 • Private mountain top living • 3 Bedrooms • Energy efficient • 20’ x 24’ Insulated garage Agent: Rick 613-401-3212 or Patti 613-401-0197

4 TUBMAN

NEW PRICE

MLS # 773692 • 2nd Floor for lease • 4200 s.f. Restaurant • 3rd Floor for lease • 4200 s.f. Office space Agent: Vince Johnston 613-433-2254

$182,000. MLS#757702 • on the banks of the Bonnechere • 4 good sized bedrooms • Large country kitchen • 1 1/2 baths & main flr laundry

• Nicely landscaped • All brick

Agents: Rick 401-3212 or Patti 401-0197

Agent: Kelly Derue 613-433-2681

OPEN HOUSE - 132 BLACKBURN RD.

• $224,900 MLS# 793291 • Metal roof • double garage

341B MOHAWK LANE

$134,900 MLS #793257 • 3 bedroom • 1.5 storey • nice lot • great location Agent: Vince Johnston 613-433-2254

39 KILLARNEY LANE

LOVELY COUNTRY HOME

• Madawaska Waterfront • Sand beach • 3 Bedrooms - 11/2 Baths • Great exposure • Beautiful views Agent: Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

LOTS FOR SALE SCOTCHBUSH RD 5 ACRES - $46,900 5 ACRES - $48,900 28 ACRES - $75,000

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2-4 pm $329,900 MLS #793628 • Perfect Location • Quiet Country Road • Minutes from Town • 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths • Large Garage/Workshop • ICF Construction Agent: Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

OPEN HOUSE - 70 SPINDLEDRIFT

OPEN HOUSE - 454 WADE AVE.

• 3 season cottage on Constant Lake • 110 feet of water frontage • Pretty lot with lots of trees • Septic installed Agent: Rick 613-401-3212 or Patti 613-401-0197

OPEN HOUSE - 238 FOXDEN ST.

$344,900 MLS #801143 • Calabogie Lake • Year round home • 240 feet waterfront • 2 bedroom bungalow • Double lot

Agent: Kelly Derue 613-433-2681

5288 QUEEN ST. DOUGLAS

NEW PRICE

READY FOR YOUR DREAM HOME AGENT: CHARLENE 613-433-4082

On Duty This Weekend Dennis Yakaback

Saturday, Sept. 17, 12-2pm $349,900 MLS #802323 • Deeded access to Calabogie Lake • Walk to the first tee • Great view of Lake Agent: Vince Johnston 613-433-2254

Saturday, Sept. 17, 12-2pm • $284,900 MLS #796982 3+ bedroom bungalow in desired neighbourhood. Agent: Kelly Derue 433-2681

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2-4pm • $354,900 MLS #785807 Agent: Kelly Derue 433-2681

SOLD AGENT: RICK REID

Sales Rep. 613-432-0041

I welcome your weekend call on any listed property


Greater Madawaska

The Township of Greater Madawaska Library Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Meriah Caswell as the new librarian for the Township of Greater Madawaska. Caswell has a bachelor of arts degree as well as a master of information studies degree from the University of Toronto. Caswell has extensive knowledge in the area of library sciences and is particularly interested in the use of all information technologies related to library services, including the use of social networking applications. As well, she has experience providing exceptional library services in small rural communities, providing training and services to Northern Ontario

First Nations Librarians while working for Ontario Library Service North, and archival skills in maintaining important historical files for small communities. “It was an honour to be asked to join the Greater Madawaska Public Library,” said Caswell in a news release. “I am looking forward to becoming part of this vibrant community,” Bruce Parker, chair of the library board, added: “Meriah was chosen from a strong field of applicants. “The library board was impressed with her knowledge and enthusiasm. “I encourage all Greater Madawaska residents to drop by and meet her and see what your li- New librarian Meriah Caswell. brary has to offer.”

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PHASE 4

Festival of the Senses coming to township Oct. 1 and 2 In and around the villages of Calabogie and Burnstown, many of the artists and businesses are gearing up to delight all of your senses with a host of events and special activities during the Oct. 1 and 2 weekend. Indulge your sense of colour at the Calabogie ArtFest, sense of rhythm with a community drum circle, sense of creativity with a demonstration of the art of welding, sense of adventure with ski rides and hikes at Calabogie Peaks Resort, sense of wonder of wood with a demonstration of the art of wood marquetry, sense of discovery with

a geo-cache site up on Kennelly Mountain, and so much more. The festival is anchored by two popular and well-attended events – Richard Gill’s annual fall show at the Bittersweet Gallery Fog Run Studio in Burnstown and the annual ArtFest in Calabogie, hosted by local artists. Some events are free of charge, some offer special prices, and others require prior registration of appointments. Watch for festival signs. Tour maps will be available at more than 25 locations. For more information, visit www.calabogie.org.

EADY REALTY, INC.

Visit our listings online at www.century21.ca/eadyrealty

Brokerage

29 Raglan St. S., Renfrew, ON K7V 1P8 613-432-2100

THIS IS IT! THE LAST PHASE IS NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION. 2 SOLD - 2 LEFT DON’T MISS OUT ON YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO OWN ONE OF THE LAST BUNGALOW GARDEN HOMES ON ABERDEEN. CUSTOM CABINTRY, MASTER BEDROOM WITH WALK-IN CLOSET AND ENSUITE, & ICF INSULATED BASEMENT. not exactly as shown

1597 EADY RD.

78 TOWEY LANE

542 LAKEVIEW LN

PRICE REDUCED

MLS #800361 • Private Lot • Large garage /workshop • Close to town Agent: Vince Johnston 613-433-2254

27 FOURTH CHUTE RD.

• $459,900 MLS #792473 • Ottawa River Living • Waterfront Bungalow • Hot Tub, Deck, Sleep Cabin • Garage & Workshop Agent: Vince Johnston 613-433-2254

5730 CALABOGIE RD.

3200 HWY 132 NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

$449,500 MLS #806630 • 3+ Bedrooms - 2 Baths • Updates throughout • New furnace • Central air • Patio doors from master to deck Agent: Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

• MLS #803257 $359,600 • Deeded access to lake • Detached garage Agent: Vincent Johntston 613-433-2254

46 LAURAINE CRES

177B PHEASANT RUN

MLS #769951

MLS #804953

2855 RIVER ROAD

97 HARVEY’S CRES

BUILDING LOT WITH DEEDED ACCESS TO HURD’S LAKE $49,900

BUILDING LOT ON CALABOGIE HIGHLANDS GOLF COURSE $44,900

NEW LISTING

MLS #793966

• Quality construction • Over 6 treed acres • In ground pool • Additional detached garage • Great potential for B & B Agent: Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

MLS #804668

MLS #805082 $229,900

• Nice family home • 7 Acres • 3 Bedrooms • Many Updates • Family room - Workshop

• Brick Bungalow • Double garage • Lower level rec room • Insulated shop • Many updates

Agent Dennis Yakaback 613 432-0041

Agent Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

• MLS #802629 $184,900 • A Must See • Move in condition • Hardwood floors • Updated bath • Carport Agent: Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

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Cruising down the river at summer’s end ERIN WILSON For a group of Bonnechere Manor residents, the end of the summer was celebrated with a sunset boat cruise on the Ottawa River. A group of 23 residents and Bonnechere Manor staff boarded Sunshine coaches and headed off to OWL Rafting, a local whitewater rafting company in the Whitewater Region for a thrilling adven-

ture Aug. 31. The group enjoyed a delicious steak or chicken meal and then made the short jaunt down to the dock to catch their ride on a 60-foot pontoon boat. What a fabulous time these seniors had, all of whom have physical limitations that would make boarding smaller vessels impossible. The adventure seekers enjoyed dessert and tea and coffee on board as they

took in the beautiful river and the surrounding landscapes. Many residents reminisced about outings they enjoyed in their younger years and the river cruise brought back lots of wonderful memories. Resident Roma Wilkins remarked that the experience was incredible and “better than a trip to the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.” Ninety-six year-old resident Dorothy

Skinner said she “never dreamed or imagined she would be back on the water again.” Bonnechere Manor residents will be eagerly awaiting a cruise down the river next year. Thank you to Jamieson Tours, OWL Rafting, Sunshine Coach and the staff at the Bonnechere Manor for making this outing possible. See ‘SMOOTH’, Page 50

RENFREW COUNTY ROSS PEEVER

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

Sales Representative Res.

613-432-5394

330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3 NEW G LISTIN

DUPLEX

GREA LOCA T TION

SAT., SEPT. 17, 2-4:00 p.m. HWY. 132 OM ES FR 2 MIL REW RENF

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Visit us on the web at www.remaxrenfrew.com

432-7562

NEW G LISTIN

NEW PRIC E

Brick Bungalow on 1.5 acres. Separate KIT, DR, LR, 3BDR, 1- 4 pc bath, Basement: Rec Room, work shop, laundry, storage. Central Air, F.A. Oil, 2 car insulated detached garage, + large storage shed. Private large back deck. Asking $264,500. Call Ross to View 613.433.1133

384 BALDWIN ST., RENFREW LOOKING FOR INCOME TO PAY YOUR MORTGAGE? — Upper Unit: Kit, DR, LR, 2 BDR, 1-4 PC Bath Plus computer room. Heated with F.A. Oil. Lower Unit: Kit LR 2 BDR, 1- 4 Pc Bath, E.B.B Heat. Call Ross for further details 613.433.1133.

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VALLEY PINE BUILDING 252 STEWART ST Location on Lot 50’ by 256’ in depth. Cement Block, Approc 40’ by 28’ consiting of several offices, two large garage doors, environmental papers for property on file. Many possibilities. Asking $199,900 Call Ross to Veiw 613.432.1133

251 BASSWOOD AVE 3 BDR Bungalow, eat in Kit, LR, 1-4 Pc Bath, Hardwood Floors Throughout, Basement Consists of Laundry Room, Rec Room, Large Workshop. Outdoor Storage Shed, All Newer Windows. Home is in Excellent State of Repair. Asking $183,500 Call Ross to View 613.433.1133

CONSTANT LAKE RD. CENTRAL BONNECHERE TOWNSHIP Immaculate property with 177 acres in total.1800 sq ft brick bungalow, restored farmhouse, 1 bedroom bungalow, three cottages, & five trailer sites. New outdoor wood furnace installed and services all homes. 30ft X 30ft garage. Year round income approx. $30,000. Great fishing area. Please no drive bys. Call Ross for viewing 613-433-1133.

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1075 LAKE DORE RD., EGANVILLE

65 PEGGS LANE 23 SENIOR CRESENT Mobile home; with large additcion, features include: kit., L.R., 2 B.D.R., family room 17’x12’, sewing room 18’x11’, propane heat, separate insulated shed, two decks out front, all this on large lot, asking $79,900. Call Ross for details 613-433-1133.

Location, Location. Privacy; Extra Lot Custom Built Home, Mainfloor has KIT, DR, LR, Den, Large MBR with ensuite; 2nd floor has 3 BDR, 1 4-PC bath; Full Basement with Large Rec Room, Three Car attached garage, manicured lawn. Call Ross 613.433.1133 for further details.

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.

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 & 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. $469,000. Call Ross for viewing 613-433-1133.

1157 HWY. 132 Vinyl Sided Bungalow, eat in KIT, LR, hardwood floors under rug, 1 – 4 pc bath, 2 BR, Full basement unfinished, F.A. Gas Heat, 250 AMP 2 car detached garage 17’ by 20’ asking $169,900. Host: Ross, 613-433-1133.

WATERFRONT PROPERTY 148 acre with 495’ on Olmstead Lake. Mostly softwood bush ie: Pine, Spruce etc. Approx 10 miles from Renfrew. Fully Surveyed.

1500 SQ. FT.

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604 FORTINGTON ST. Kitchen, DR, Large L.R. with hardwood Fl., 1-4 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 $179,900. Call Ross 433-1133.

LOT ON DOMBROSKIE RD 275’ frontage, some trees, with some open land total 4.8 acres. Asking $45,900

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491 WHELAN RD. Open Concept Kith with Maple Cupboards plus island leading to back deck, Large LR, 1 – 4 pc bath, laundry room , 3 BDR with 1- 4 pc ensuite plus walk-in closet off MBR, hardwood floors throughout, full basement all dry walled, 4th BDR, furnace room, propane heat, large lot. Call Ross for details 613.433.1133

331 WENTLAND RD., EGANVILLE All log home on 1.33 acres quality craftsmanship. Large kitchen with black cherry cabinets, D.R., L.R., Laundry & 3 pc bath, steel roof, outdoor wood furnace, central air. Price $349,900. Call Ross to view 613-433-1133.

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 $359,900. Call Ross 433-1133 for details .

17 PRIEST CAMP RD., MINK LAKE Two Year Old Bungalow, Open Concept Kit, DR, LR, 2 Large BDR with double closet, 1 – 4 pc bath. F.A. Propane Heat; in ground pool, Lot 210’ by 420’. Call Ross 613.433.1133 for further details.

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. Asking $179,900. Call Ross to View 613.433.1133


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PETER VINCENT

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

BROKER

Cell 613-432-0319

432-7562 • www.remaxrenfrew.com

40 WATE 0FT RFRO NT

WATE RFRO NT

VIRGIN LAKE Asking $299,900, Year round 3 BR waterfront home, only minutes from Calabogie.. MLS#804712

OTTAWA RIVER NOW $499,900 Executive Waterfront Home, great beach, solid brick home completely renovated throughout. A must see home. MLS#804231

UNBELIEVABLE VALUE At $174,500 this Immaculate home with spacious rooms, gleaming hardwood floors, insulated and heated dbl car garage, is not going to last. MLS# 792459

PRIM LOCA E TION

OTTAWA RIVER WATERFRONT LOTS Horton Twp by Storyland, ideal building lots. Call Peter for details. MLS#800003

GREAT LOCATION Private setting with 1.7 acres in town, three bedrooms, 2 baths, solid brick home. MLS#798630

56 TIERNEY ST. Great Value at $199,900, large family three bedroom home with garage and fenced yard. Spacious kitchen, new bathroom. MLS# 795220

46 HARAMIS DR. Great Location to build your dream home, desirable neighbourhood. MLS #803130

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T JUS TED LE P COM

JUST OFF HWY 17 Brand new with HST included and Tarion Warranty. 1 acre lot, three bedrooms, 2 full baths, large front covered deck. Hardwood flooring and tile. MLS#803335

ONLY

110 HENDRY LANE Asking $265,000 with 132 ft of excellent waterfront. 4 BR, central air, detached workshop and sleep loft, paved driveway. View online MLS# 799872.

IDEAL HOBBY FARM/HOME 9.7 ACRES, 228B Goshen Rd, a perfect retreat, currently used for horses, 3 BR + Loft, good outbuildings + stable. MLS# 801554.

4.3 ES ACR

198 MINEVIEW RD. Asking $159,900 for this well maintained 2+1 bedroom bungalow on 4.3 acres of land. MLS# 802217.

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SOLD

OVERLOOKING THE RIVER Priced to sell at $249,900, much to offer, three bedrooms, wrap around covered porch, large garage. Call Peter for details. MLS# 786392

ONLY

MLS# 794148

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NEWE C PRI

$275 ,000

FIFTH ST. Great location, great beach, three bedrooms, septic system, enjoy the river.

118 IVY AVE Asking $222,500. Solid three bedroom brick bungalow, finished basement, large fenced rear yard. MLS#803388

CENTENNIAL LAKE Enjoy the lake year round, asking $285,000, well maintained home, great views and excellent waterfront. MLS# 786841

NEWE C PRI

D L O S 290 THOMPSON AVE New Price, now asking $119,500, solid brick 3 bedroom home. MLS# 791370

220 +

$99,9 00

697 SEVENTH ST Built in tenants, two bedroom, metal roof, newer kitchen, new 100 amp service. fenced yard, gas heat and central air. MLS# 783587.

CENTENNIAL LAKE ROAD Only $29,900 for 4.5 Acres. Great Building Lot, close to public boat launch. MLS# 743026

CORNER LOT Now $259,900, Well cared for home in great neighbourhood, three bedrooms, 2 baths with ensuite. A must see property. MLS# 798948

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


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COMING FALL IS N NOW. MOVE I

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

330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3

Hunter G

HELEN VINCENT

BROKER OF RECORD

Cell 613-432-0058

432-7562 • www.remaxrenfrew.com T JUS ED T S I L

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SATURDAY, SEPT 17th

SUNDAY, SEPT 18th

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

SUBDIVISION

818 EIGHTH ST. Come and see this lovely home with 3 floors completely finished. Proceed on O’Brien Rd. to Dairy Queen and follow my signs to this address

T JUS ED T S LI

177 ELK

448 MAYHEW ST. Come see this beauty with me. Proceed on Hall Ave. to Mayhew St. (near Gillan Rd.) and follow my signs

T JUS ED T S LI

$95 ,900

3434 SOUTH MCNAUGHTON RD., DOUGLAS A two bedroom one and a half storey home in the country, minutes from Douglas and minutes from Renfrew – well maintained and affordable with upgrades galore – a large lot – deck at the rear – new roof and siding – living room, den/office and large eat-in kitchen on the main level – this home is “cute as a button”. Call Helen at 432-0058

T JUS ED T S LI

SOLD 181 ELK ST. Completely finished and ready to “move in”. 3 bedroom semi-detached 2 storey home

157 ELK ST. (HUNTER GATE SUBDIVISION) Almost complete and ready to move into before winter arrives – 2 bedroom bungalow with open concept living and 2 baths – double car garage attached and sodded front lawn and seeded rear – fully serviced lot and the home is totally warrantied with Tarion Warranty – hardwood and ceramic flooring. Call Helen for details and to view 432-0058

NEW G IN LIST

2030B HWY 132 6 acres of land, a pond at the rear and a beautiful quarry stone 3 bedroom split level home – interlock drive – double car attached garage – spacious living room with stone fireplace and dining room and eat-in kitchen , second level has the three bedrooms and 4 pce bath – lower level has an office, half bath and laundry room. The fourth level is totally finished as well. Do not miss viewing this great property. Call Helen at 432-0058

169 GAGAN LANE - CASTLEFORD OTTAWA RIVER WATERFRONT A three bedroom year round residence with open concept living for you and your family and 3 pce bath – 100 feet of waterfront and the lot measures 150 feet deep – lots of storage – easy access year round Call Helen at 432-0058

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Mack Wilson, Developer & Hansma-Beimers Construction Ltd., Builder have been Tarion Warranty Award Winners Every Year! 16 Lots Available for Single Family Homes on Otteridge Ave. Fully Serviced. DON’T MISS ONE OF THESE!!!

237, 241 & 245 FOXDEN SOLD 239 FOXDEN CONDITIONALLY SOLD ONLY 1 IS LEFT. DO NOT MISS OUT!!! 5 more bungalows (similar to drawing) now under construction on Foxden Street.

319 MARY ST. An excellent buy for you at this address – this home has been completely redone from top to bottom and a beautiful picturesque yard as well – new flooring, newer windows and furnace, all repainted , newer kitchen cabinets and lots of storage at the rear plus a detached single garage. Call Helen at 432-0058

48 STACEY DR., BURNSTOWN |Wait until you view this beauty! It has it all – a well designed home, carefully planned for easy living with a tremendous view of the mighty Madawaska River – 3 bedrooms, xtra large living room with stone fireplace, and kitchen, family room and dining room all overlooking the trex deck that overlooks the river – double car attached garage and large basement area for storage – paved road right to your entrance! Call Helen to see it at 432-0058

58 ROSEBRUGH RD. HURD’S LAKE - WATERFRONT 219 OAK ST., EGANVILLE What value here at this address – an ICF 3 bedroom bungalow, completed to perfection, an extra large lot and driveway with lots of turning space – beautifully completed interior with well-equipped kitchen, living and dining – radiant heat for comfort – stone landscaping at the rear that enhances the property greatly. Call Helen to view at 432-0058

This is your chance to own a 4 season home on Hurd’s Lake – close to town for easy commute and paved road right to your entrance – a 4 level split level with 3 plus 1 bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and dining area, next to screened in porch and outstanding deck and hot tub overlooking the waterway – second level has 3 bedrooms and 4 pce bath and the lower level has family room with fireplace and bath plus another level with laundry and storage- do not miss this one! Call Helen at 432-0058

BURNSTOWN VILLAGE

1716 CALABOGIE RD., BURNSTOWN A golden opportunity for you! Run your business on the first level and reside on the second level –a large shop awaits you with a fireplace at one end and installed counter for conducting business and the second level has 2 bedrooms, bath and open concept living with propane stove in living room – 1.67 acres of land – lots of parking. Call Helen to view at 432-0058

LOTS FOR SALE • 102 HARAMIS DR. Building lot in a prime residen-

• MARGARET ST. R.R.#6 RENFREW - 132x165

tial area, measuring 57.35 feet x 112.66 feet deep – ready for construction to commence. • COMM. BUILDING LOT - Raglan St. N. • BARRYVALE, MORNINGSIDE CRT. 2 acres - treed lot - test holes completed

• COMM. LAND HWY #60 - Fully serviced - C-2 zoning - 3 parcels • HARAMIS DR. (MANOR ESTATES) Fully serviced lots

• WATERFRONT LOTS AVAILABLE ONE LOCATED AT GRIFFITH ON THE MADAWASKA RIVER – LITTLE TIMBER TRAIL LOT MEASURES 200 ft x 284.06 x 286.29 ft. x 394.59 ft – great holiday fun for you and your family

• ONE LOCATED AT LACROIX BAY RD. LAPASSE 225 FT. of waterfront on the beautiful Ottawa River – beautiful location and paved access right to the door


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DEMO DAYS

& CHARITY BBQ Come and check out our New 2012 Line-up! Take advantage or our Non-Current Blowout! Many New & Used Boats in the water for Demo Rides Tow Boats, Family Cottage Runabouts, Sundecks, Cruisers & Yachts!

Thursday, September 15th, 3 pm - 8 pm Saturday, September 17th, 10 am - 5 pm Sunday, September 18th, 12 pm - 5 pm ALL PROCEEDS TO SAGE YOUTH 492955


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2006 Nissan Titan SE $24,900* PWKV$222

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2007 Toyota Camry SE $21,995* PWKV $195

2007 Honda Odyssey Touring $26,900* PWKV $237.67

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Above, Bonnechere Manor residents Annie Jolicoeur, left, and Dorothy Skinner enjoy the Ottawa River during a sunset cruise Aug. 31. Below, Graydon Bernard, left, and Gary MacDonald watch the world go by on the 60-foot pontoon boat. Photos courtesy of Erin Wilson

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2008 Land Rover R2 $30,995* PWKV $223.09

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2009 Toyota Sienna LE $26,995* PWKV $203.44

2008 Tucson GLS, V6 AWD $14,995* PWKV $114.50

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2008 Toyota RAV4 - 4WD $21,995* PWKV $166

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2007 Mazda 3 GT $16,500* PWKV$148

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2007 Toyota Yaris $12,495* PWKV $112

2007 Toyota Tundra Ltd $31,900* PWKV$282

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2007 Honda Pilot EX-L $24,995* PWKV $221.12

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2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R $7,995* PWKV $89.63

2011 Nissan Versa $16,995* PWKV$113.45

2003 Toy. 4Runner Sport $11,600*

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2011 Honda CR-Z EX $23,995* PWKV$159.43

2007 Honda Civic LX $13,695* PWKV $122.94

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2008 Honda Accord LX $18,995* PWKV $168.99

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Renfrew Collegiate Institute in the Grant Gymnasium

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Wednesday September 21st at 7pm

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2008 Honda CRV EX $21,995* PWKV $166.38

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613.432.3655 reina.devries@metroland.com

DEADLINE: TUESDAY AT 1PM.

2002 CHEV VENTURE, body good, new tailgate and bumper, for parts, needs engine $500. Phone 7521567 or 613-3231567 ATTENTION HUNTERS Kodiak outdoor compound bow 2009 50-60 lbs Draw arrows, broadheads and release 2 target bags and deer decoy $600 OBO 613-250-9832 CLUB CADET snowblower/54” mower, Troy built shredder/chipper/vac (like new); misc household items and furniture; on Hwy 132. Cell 1-928821-3464 EVERYTHING NEEDED to make your own wine. Phone 613-4339540 EXCELLENT STOVE, all black glass front, $175; side by side refrigerator, black glass front, $200; Maytag washer, $150; dryer works perfect, $125. 432-2508

HOUSE FOR SALE

WHOLESALERS & TURKEY LOVERS

TURKEYS, GEESE & DUCKS All Natural, Vegetable Grain-Fed (no animal bi-products) Now TakingORDERS orders for NOW TAKING FOR Thanksgiving & Christmas CHRISTMAS

LYONS FAMILY FAMILY LYONS TURKEY FARM LTD. TURKEY FARM 613-658-3148 Members of the Turkey Farmers of Ontario

BEDS, SOFA BEDS, BEDROOM SUITES, DINING ROOM SUITES, SOFAS, RECLINERS, BAR STOOLS, HEADBOARDS, COMFORTERS

MATTRESS FACTORY & FURNITURE OUTLET 432-8826

FIELD TOMATOES Call to place your order for bushel, half-bushel or 4 litre baskets. 613-432-9726

McGregor’s Stands are Open in Renfrew, Pembroke, Eganville, Petawawa and our Farm Stand Fresh produce also available: Strawberries, Raspberries, Sweet Corn & Beans Call 613-432-9726 or visit mcgregorsproduce.com and Facebook for updated information and Stand locations.

351 Lochwinnoch Rd. McNab/Braeside (follow our signs) CL26063 FIREWOOD

312 Raglan St. S., Renfrew BESIDE FINNIGAN’S

Fresh & Local & Tasty!

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16” DRY FIREWOOD GERMAN for sale. 613-432- SHEPHERD PUPPIES MOTORHOME 0883 Germany and Czech, 2008 Pleasure Way Champion Lexor TS, class B, 16” DRY MIXED fire- World 44,000 km, excellent wood, pickup or deliv- Bloodlines. Black and condition. Balance of ered. McLeod Building tan. 613-622-5599 GMC warranties. 613- Supplies, 432-3942. www.lindenhof.ca 432-2470 Mon-Fri 8-5:30 pm; Sat One twin antique bed 8-4pm. Visa, masterHUNTING with built in springs, no card and debit card acmattress, $100. Call cepted 613-697-0496 Carp area ATTENTION HUNTERS REMINGTON 7400 FOR SALE Kodiak outdoor Series, 30.06 semi aucompound bow 2009, Hardwood (mostly maple) tomatic with scope, 3 50-60 lbs, Cut and Split clips, hard case, 3 boxdraw arrows, Delivery Available es of shells, trigger lock. broadheads and reRegistered. 613-432lease, 2 target bags 5531 and deer decoy $600 OBO. WHITE CEDAR LUM613-250-9832 FIREWOOD BY BER, Decking, fencing, THE TANDEM all dimensions, rough LOAD or dressed. Timbers HUNTER SAFETY CACLEAN Random and V-joint also NADIAN FIREARMS Length available. Call Tom at COURSE, CARP. Hardwood McCann’s Forest ProdOctober 21st, 22nd, For Sale ucts 613-628-6199 or 23rd. Wenda Co613-649-2544 613-633-3911 chran 613-256-2409 Quick Delivery www.cedartom.com

613-649-2631

FIREWOOD FOR SALE cut, split and delivered; and have 8ft firewood. Also looking for standing timber. Phone 613312-9859

FARM POULTRY & SMALL ANIMAL Buy/Sell/Trade Sun Sept 18, 2011, Renfrew Fairgrounds. Registration 7am till 9am. Sale 9am till 12pm. More information (613) 433-9389

HUNTER SAFETY CANADIAN FIREARMS COURSE, Arnprior. October 14th, 15th , 16h. Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409 HUNTER SAFETY Canadian Firearms Course. Courses and exams held throughout the year. Free course if you organize a group, exams available. Wenda Cochran, 613-2562409. HOUSES FOR SALE

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DOG OBEDIENCE starts Sept 18. Basic obedience and more. Fall classes. 613-432-7781 613-433-0051

3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW, corner lot backs onto ravine 50’x207’ lot, new roof, new appliances, $169,000, 59 Wilson St. 416239-0428

16 Macs Lane Call 613-432-8600 or 433-7030 Partial trades possible CL26295

INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL SPACE

COMMERCIAL SPACE 1000 sq ft, 94 Plaunt St S, beside Renfrew Cleaners. $650/month plus utilities. Call 819647-5512

LARGE 3 BEDROOM house. Completely renovated. Between Renfrew and Arnprior. Close to McNab School. A must see. $995/mth plus utilities. Available Nov 1st. 613-432-9040 THREE FLOORS Large 3 bedroom family home with 2.5 baths and all new appliances included. The 3rd floor can be used as a master bedroom with private ensuite. Minutes to downtown Renfrew, K&P walking trail and Ma-te-way Park, this unique home backs onto Smiths Creek and has a large yard and deck. $1200/month plus utilities. First/last and references required. Call Dave 613-432-1877 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

1 BEDROOM HOUSE apt for rent in Cobden HOUSES with backyard, utilities, FOR RENT high speed internet included, $675/month, first/last required, no 3 BEDROOM HOUSE, smoking, no pets, con893 Raglan St, tact 613-570-1477 or available Oct 1 - 5. 613-758-2549 3+1 bdrm, 1.5 baths, new laminate flooring natural gas, central air, 2 BEDROOM APT in washer/dryer, fridge, Renfrew ground level, stove. Looking for long central location, private verandah, term responsible ten- entrance, ants. No smoking parking, oak cup$850/month, first/last boards, fridge/stove, Nonrequired as well as ref- washer/dryer no pets, erences. Call 613-229- smoker, available Oct 1, 6135390 646-2036 4 BEDROOM, $825 plus utilities, Gas heat / AVAILABLE NOV 1ST, prkg / lg yard, Laundry bright, cheery 2 bedhook ups, First and last room, skylights, plug-in required, 613-432- parking, 248 Lynn St. 5566 $725/month plus hydro. 433-5937 FOUR BEDROOM home on sale barn CARRIAGE HOUSE, property, Hwy 17 just two bedroom apartwest of Cobden. ment on Munroe - THE Available Oct 1st. Call BEST building in town. 613-649-2426 for in- Great location. SPEformation CIAL FALL DEALS. Immediate occupancy. GREAT LOCATION. Call 613-432-8417 (OTTAWA) Huge 3 Wilson Investments of bedroom looks like 4 Renfrew Ltd bedroom + family room, sunny finished basement, 3.5 baths, CENTRE TOWN, secfully fenced + Deck & ond floor. $500 per central A/C, 6 appli- month plus heat and hyances, all windows cur- dro, available Oct 1st. tained, garage, large Call Ross 433-1133 to driveway. Available view. anytime in Sept or Oct. JUST $1400/MONTH. DOWNTOWN RENFREW, unique two bedCall 613-315-9103 room apartment, historHOUSE FOR RENT ic, walk to shopping, 4/5 bedroom, 21/2 clean. $825 plus, 1.5 fridge, baths, a/c, gas heat - bathrooms, central location. No stove, dishwasher, parkSmoking, NO pets. ing, large balcony. $975/month call after Available October 31st (613) 433-9370 5pm 613-432-4262

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

FOR RENT LARGE 2/3 bedroom apartment in century-old building. Tastefully decorated, hardwood floors and high ceilings. Quiet building, centrally located, $750/month, plus utilities. 613-432-5741 LARGE 2 BEDROOM apartment, centertown, ground floor, stove, fridge, convenient parking, private yard. No pets in this building. Available Sept 1st. $800/mo plus gas heat and hydro. 4322852

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

HOME AND HEALTH CARE

Good, honest, caring help is closer than you think. Enjoy The Benefits of Independent Living Today - Secure Building - All on one level - Self Contained 1 Bdrm & Studio Apts - Min. to Shopping/Transit - Wheelchair Accessible

LARGE 2 BEDROOM More Info: apt, 157 Munroe Ave 613-432-5885 W. Stove, fridge, gas fireplace, parking, no www.renfrewglen.com smokers. Available im- CL23570 mediately. 613-4322014 after 5p.m. TWO BDRM APARTMENT in centretown. MATURE ADULT LIV- Has stove, fridge, conING in Arnprior. Two venient parking with bedroom apartment, plug-in. Available now. $775/month, heat & $600/month plus heat water included, close to and hydro. 432-2852 downtown and shopBEDROOM ping. Available Nov TWO 1st. NO DOGS, 613- apartment at “THE CONVENT”, very 875-5362 unique, two storey, balNICE, LARGE, CLEAN cony. Truly beautiful 2 bdrm apt in quiet, se- situated on park-like cure building. Centrally ground. Available Nolocated, $700/month vember 1, 2011. Call plus utilities. Fridge and 613-432-8417 Wilson stove incl. Available Investments of Renfrew Sept 1st. 432-5741 Ltd ONE BEDROOM TWO BEDROOM apartment on second apartment in centuryfloor, Stewart Street old building. Tastefully Renfrew. Private en- decorated, hardwood trance, parking, fridge, floors and high ceilings. stove and air condition- Quiet building,centrallyer. No smoking, no located, $700/month, pets. Seniors preferred. plus utilities. 613-432$600 month plus 5741 utilities. Available Oct 1st. First and last VACATION month’s rent required. PROPERTIES 613-432-7026

ONE BDRM., TWO BDRM. & BACHELOR APTS. Starting from $

650/mo., all inclusive. Fridge, stove & parking. Call for available dates.

613-281-9444 (cell)

613-432-8109 X115 (office)

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WILSON INVESTMENTS OF RENFREW LTD 613-432-8417 - the VERY BEST BUILDINGS and location in Renfrew. We are now offering special FALL rates on all apartments. Just give us a call, make an appointment. We would be happy to show you around. SENIORS ONLY - one bedroom in WILSON OFFICE COMPLEX, fully climate controlled, elevator to your door. A MUST SEE - VERY SPECIAL. Call 613432-8417 Wilson Investments to view

White Cedars Tourist Park Private Campground Fall Special Seasonal Spots Available for 2012 Pick your Spot, Pay your 2012 Deposit Camp Free for Balance of 2011 Season Call for Viewing Appointment

613-649-2255 whitecedars@xplornet.com HEALTH & HOMECARE

YOGA WITH MARY. Classes to start Tuesday Sept 20th. Call 613432-4047 to register.

LOST & FOUND FOUND Plush XL zippered jacket found along Burnstown Rd. Please identify. Call 613-432-5749

Everything piling up while you are away at work? Need some help around the house while recovering from surgery or having a baby? Maybe you need someone to care for a loved one while you get out for a much needed break. Some of the services I can offer you are: laundry/ironing, meal preparation, “light” housekeeping, respite and companionship. I am a mature and experienced certified Personal Support Worker with many references. Please contact Box M, c/o The Renfrew Mercury, 35 Opeongo Rd Renfrew, ON K7V 2T2. Please refer to this ad. CL25575

LOST & FOUND FOUND Aluminum cane found at the corner of Bruce and Stewart St. Please call 432-3655 or claim at The Mercury, 35 Opeongo Rd, Renfrew FOUND black FOX backpack with red design found at Fortington Park, approx 3 weeks ago. Claim at 432-1223

HELP WANTED

FARM HELPER required, experience running farm equipment necessary. Apply in person 9-4 WEEKDAYS only. Nesbitt Agreggates Renfrew, 1766 Lochwinnoch Rd, Renfrew. 613-4325764

FULL/PART TIME POSITIONS Available, Satellite Installers needed. Must provide own reFOUND liable vehicle and tools. gold wedding band Must have valid driver’s with inscription inside. license. Eve and weekCall 432-3655 to iden- ends required, training tify inscription or come will be provided. Earnto The Renfrew Mercu- ing potential between ry, 35 Opeongo Rd, 50,000 - 80,000 +boRenfrew nuses. Please send resume to admin@scheelcommunications.com or fax 613-623-9992

MISSING CAT

Shy, black, thin, shorthaired kitten (1 year old) female with white spot on chest. Big eyes, small head, crook at end of tail. Theresa was lost in the James/Wade/ Airth area. CL26116

FREE 120 PAGE CATALOGUE from Halfords. Butcher supplies, leather & craft supplies and animal ARTICLES control products. 1WANTED 800-353-7864 or email: jeff@halfordhide.com or visit our OLD ANTIQUE FURNITURE, Old advertising Wed Store: www.half coca-cola, Mountain ordsmailorder.com Dew, old gas and oil FRIGIDAIRE GALLERY items, toys, decoys, old heavy duty front load postcards, old Beatles washer & Hotpoint items, old Halloween Cameo II electric and Christmas items clothes dryer. Both Call Sheryl MacKenzie work great. $200 for at 613-432-4909 both, sold together onWANTED ly. Betty 613-432DEAD OR ALIVE 3808 or 433-0285 scrap cars. LIKE NEW 5 x 8 trailer, Will pay $100 removable box with $150, even up to barn doors. $900 firm. $200, depending on 613-433-3441 types. Picked up free. 613-432-3464 or cell TOP DOLLAR we pay 613-432-0449 for used guitars, amplifiers, banjos, etc. No Hassle - we even pick FIREWOOD up! Call Mill Music, Renfrew, toll free 1-877-484-8275 or lo- FIREWOOD for sale. cal 613-432-4381 Call (613) 432-5129

DRY FIREWOOD

Beautiful beachfront, 111 ft, 3,000 sq ft living space 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, huge deck, 2 fireplaces

HOUSES FOR RENT

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*HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866652-6837. www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper

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FOR THREE GENERATIONS our family has relied upon Eady Insurance for home, automobile, investments and life insurance. We could always depend on their service. (613)432-8543

ARTICLES 4 SALE

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INSURANCE

Please call 432-5968

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H&R BLOCK TAX COURSE Enroll today. Classes starting in September. Employment Opportunities for successful graduates. Call 613-735-2525 24 hours LOOKING FOR MATURE laborer with AZ licence, log loader and cutting torch experience. Mechanically inclined preferred. Fax resume to 613-4339352 NEEDED NOW-AZ DRIVERS & OWNER OPS-. Great career opportunities. We’re seeking professional, safetyminded Drivers and Owner Operators. Cross-Border and IntraCanada positions available. Call Celadon Canada, Kitchener. 1-800-332-0518 www.celado ncanada.com PAID IN ADVANCE! Make $1000 Weekly Mailing Brochures from home. 100% Legit! Income is guaranteed! No experience required. Enroll Today! www.nationalworkers.com

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HELP WANTED

CARRIERS NEEDED TOWN OF

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

Contact Chris Paveley 613-432-3655 ext 31 Toll Free 1-800-884-9195 chris.paveley@metroland.com

ARNPRIOR AND DISTRICT FAMILY HEALTH TEAM

Administrative Assistant Part-Time Position The Arnprior and District Family Health Team (AFHT) provides primary health care to a rostered population of patients. The AFHT is seeking to fill the position of an Administrative Assistant to be part of our interdisciplinary team of health care professionals. This position requires an ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment. The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Executive Director and provides support to the Lead Physician and to the Board of Directors. Qualifications and Competencies: • Appropriate university degree and/or relevant administrative experience; experience in the health care field • Proficiency in: Windows, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel), Website maintenance, Simply Accounting, Email and Internet • Demonstrated competence in word processing, minute taking, public liaison, telephone message intake, meeting organization and follow up • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal and communication skills • Work effectively, both independently and as part of an inter-disciplinary team. Please forward cover letter and curriculum vitae by Friday, September 23, 2011 to: edafht@bell.net We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. CL26027

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MUSIC, DANCE INSTRUCTIONS

VACATION PROPERTIES

HELP WANTED

WORLD CLASS DRUMMER (of Five Man Electrical Band) is now accepting students. Private lessons, limited enrollment, free consultation. Call Steve, 613831-5029. w w w. s t eve h o l l i n g worth.ca

Job Title: Permanent Full-Time District Service Representative Department: Circulation Department Location: Ottawa Job Summary: This is a challenging role that requires an enthusiastic and energetic individual who is a self starter with strong communication, organizational, computer and problem solving skills. Experience is not necessary as on-the-job training will be provided for the right candidate.

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

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Rates starting as low as $89/night On your next Florida Vacation do not be satisfied with a hotel room when you can rent your own private Vacation home!

Job Posting

Competencies, Competencies: Action oriented, Drive for Results, Composure, Customer Focus, Creativity, Learning on the Fly, Time Management • Excellent attention to detail • Ability to build and develop effective relationships within the team and with carriers • Strong communication skills • Exceptional customer service skills • Solid organizational skills and time management skills with the ability to multi-task • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dead-line oriented environment What we can offer: • We offer competitive compensation package including mileage allowance • Comprehensive benefits package • We offer rewarding opportunities for development and advancement Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter no later than September 20, 2011 to the attention of Janet Lucas at janet.lucas@metroland.com / Fax: 613-224-2265. No phone calls please and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CL24279

AUTOMOTIVE BODYSHOP MANAGER POSITION AVAILABLE Due to management restructuring, and promotions from within our dealership, we require an experienced manager for our busy, successful collision centre. This person must be an ambitious, customer focused, insurer friendly individual, able to lead a skilled team and obtain quality results. Apply in confidence, with resumé and references to: Shawn Jamieson Fixed Operations Manager Vic Bennett Motors 375 McNeely Ave. Carleton Place, ON Email: bennettmotors@primus.ca Phone: 613-257-2432

What’s your celebration? Call now for more information 1.877.298.8288

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HELP WANTED

“…to assist terminally ill individuals to live as fully as possible while maintaining their dignity and comfort, as well as providing support to family and friends.”

ASSISTANT SALES MANAGER NEW VEHICLE DEALERSHIP POSITION AVAILABLE

Currently Recruiting SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Registered Nurse the Personal Support Worker (PSW) assumes responsibility for providing direct care and assistance with all activities of daily living to residents of Hospice Renfrew. QUALIFICATIONS • Graduate of a Personal Support Worker Certificate program • Must be physically capable of performing duties as assigned

Due to management restructuring, and promotions from within our dealership, we require an individual with automotive sales experience to support our sales team with a range of responsibilities.

Please submit your resume to: Helen McGregor Hospice Renfrew 459 Albert Street Renfrew ON K7V 1V8 Fax: 613-432-3618 Email: info@hospicerenfrew.ca Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We offer an excellent compensation package, including salary, commissions, and departmental success-based bonus.

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Apply in confidence, with resumé and references to: Jim Whitmarsh Sales manager Vic Bennett Motors 375 McNeely Ave. Carleton Place, ON Email: jaswhitmarsh@hotmail.com Phone: 613-257-2432

Full Time Hairstylist Wanted

PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKERS

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ADVENTURE CENTRE SUPERVISOR Winter Season - Full Time

Our ideal applicant will have the ability to work well under pressure, have advanced computer skills, and have experience supervising a staff that handles cash. Hourly Rate $15.00 Please visit the “Careers” tab on our website for more information No telephone inquiries. Please forward your resume to: Calabogie Peaks Resort P.O. Box 90 Calabogie, ON K0J 1H0 Email: careers@calabogie.com Fax: 1-877-533-5170 CL26309

The successful applicant must have great communication and customer service skills. In return, Reid Brothers offers: • competitive wages • Monday – Friday work week • optional benefits

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DIVERSIFIED Transportation Ltd. Fort McMurray

• MOTORCOACH DRIVERS • SITE SERVICE BUS DRIVERS Valid Class 1/ Class 2 Drivers Licence Required • Annual Salary Range $58,000 - $78,000 • Plus $14,400 per annum Living Allowance For details and to Apply Online visit dtl.ca

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WANTED

We are presently looking for families or students wanting extra income to distribute SEARS catalogues in RENFREW and/or surrounding areas, approximately 18 times a year. If you are interested, contact us at: 1-800-363-1573 From 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM T.I.M. DISTRIBUTION

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Inquires and Resumes Email: work4dtl@dtl.ca Telephone: 780-742-2561

DISTRIBUTORS

Links to Health

LESSONS

BAGPIPE LESSONS Learn to play the Highland Bagpipes No experience is necessary DRUMMING LESSONS Instruction in snare, tenor and bass drumming Call 613-649-2605 for information Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drum CL26268

CHILD CARE

EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER, infants and tots welcome. Hours: 7am 5pm. Snacks and lunch provided. Lots of fun and games. Receipts and references. Call Alicia 433-9750

CHILD CARE

SERVICES

Attention Employers Employment Supports Provider Links to Health offers: - up to 60% wage subsidy for 4 months - job coach to help our clients back into the work place - Help with fall cleanup - Temp service For more info please contact Ilda Furtado 1-877-525-2142 Jeannie Godda (613) 570-0733

CHILD CARE

CHILD CARE SPACES available, offering educational activities, structured daily routine, breakfast, lunch, snacks provided, competitive rates, First Aid, CPR, Registered Early Childhood Educator. Information Pam Scheel 433-3754

CAREERS

Please forward resumes to: Randy Clarke Reid Brothers Collision Centre 340 White Lake Road, Arnprior Phone: 613-623-8844

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CHILDCARE AVAILABLE For all ages from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. $ 20.00/day includes breakfast, lunch & 2 snacks Educational activities, lots of outdoor play ECE, first ad, CPR References/receipts SHANNON

613-433-9052

CHILD CARE

CHILD’S PARADISE DAY CARE CENTRE Toddler & Schoolage spaces still available. Also, tables are now on sale for Oct 22nd Parent 2 Parent Sale ...more info at www.childsparadise.ca or by calling 613-4322627

MORTGAGES & LOANS

$$MONEY$$ Consolidate Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-2821169 www.mortgageontario.com

ANGEL GUIDED PSYCHIC READINGS Past life, financial, and more. Let Spirit guide you. Call Natalie at 613-6227695 $80 per session. B.E.B.’S HAULAGE Dump runs and appliance removal. Free estimates. Phone 613-4333444, cell 613-4320341

BOAT STORAGE AVAILABLE Inside or shrink wrap outside. We specialize in Evinrude & Johnson service CL25787

Calabogie Peaks Resort is looking for an Adventure Centre Supervisor for the 2011/2012 winter season. This individual must possess excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

Due to increased business, Reid Brothers Collision Centre is looking to hire a Collision Estimator. No experience required. Will provide training on site.

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Please fax resume to 613-623-9614 or call 613-623-5603

Foy’s Marine 613-432-4182


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Is working with energetic, passionate people right up your alley? If so, Metroland Media Group is looking for you!

Is working with energetic, passionate people right up your alley? If so, Metroland Media Group is looking for you!

WHO ARE WE? Metroland Media, Ottawa Division, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation and southern Ontario’s most trusted and respected community media source. Our digital media division, manages a network of leading community, specialty and vertical websites across Ontario reaching over 6 million unique internet users every month.

WHO ARE WE? Metroland Media, Ottawa Division, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation and Ontario’s most trusted and respected community media source. Our digital media division manages a network of leading community, specialty and vertical websites across Ontario, reaching over 6 million unique internet users every month.

THE OPPORTUNITY As we continue to expand our successful digital sales initiatives, we are currently seeking an energetic, talented and self-assured Manager of Digital Media to drive new business sales throughout the Ottawa region. We’re looking for a motivated leader who demonstrates a sense of urgency, without creating unnecessary chaos. The ideal candidate will have strong management experience and a proven track record for attaining outstanding results through the motivation and development of a sales team. This role requires knowledge of the digital advertising space, the competitive landscape and a solutions oriented approach to selling.

THE OPPORTUNITY We are looking for New Business Acquisition Sales Representatives to sell the company’s fastest growing product - Deals4U.ca This innovative program promotes local businesses to local consumers through a special “daily deal.” You’ll use your knowledge of what’s great about our city to develop and grow the local market by securing commitments from the most desirable local households, businesses, and services including restaurants, spas, nightclubs, retailers, theaters, tourism venues, and more. This position offers salary (commensurate with experience) and generous commissions based on revenue, sales targets and company goals

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO • Manage and develop a team of “hunters” who are exclusively focused on generating new business/clients • Utilize your expertise to maximize revenue and develop strategies to ensure superior execution from your team • Consistently monitor team performance relative to targets and adjust plans accordingly to ensure that targets are achieved • Mentor your team and strive to make them better; we expect them to continually improve as a result of your expert leadership • Work through obstacles/objections with your team members, while ensuring superior customer satisfaction at all times • Ongoing reporting, tracking and forecasting

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO • Develop and cultivate leads using multiple sources including cold calling and door-todoor prospecting • Continuously set up face-to-face meetings with qualified prospects (15-20 appts. per week) to present our marketing solutions • Generate compelling proposals for potential advertisers, demonstrating how our programs will meet their business needs • Explore and exhaust all possible leads to ensure that we don’t miss out on any opportunities • Maximize advertising revenues by acquiring prospect commitment • Address customer requests/concerns in a timely and appropriate manner, ensuring superior client satisfaction at all times • Consistently meet and/or exceed monthly, quarterly and annual targets

ABOUT YOU • A track record of successfully driving revenue, with a focus on acquiring new business • Previous experience in a sales leadership role, with preference given to with digital advertising sales experience • Demonstrated ability to coach and develop successful “hunters” • Top notch presentation/communication skills, with a natural ability to build positive relationships • Extensive knowledge of the local digital media/advertising landscape • Highly skilled in all Microsoft Office applications, with expert knowledge of Excel

ABOUT YOU • Proven track record as a hunter, exclusively focused on acquiring new clients and converting new business leads • Previous sales experience, with preference given to those with digital advertising sales experience • Top notch presentation/communication skills, with a natural ability to build positive relationships with potential clients • Extensive knowledge of the local digital media/advertising landscape • Sound knowledge of sales and marketing practices • Highly skilled in all Microsoft Office applications

STUFF THAT’S NOT ON A RESUME • Type-A personality, highly competitive, self-motivated and driven by results • A confident and influential leader with the ability to motivate and inspire • Proactive and optimistic, with a “can do” attitude • Can be decisive and demonstrate timely decision making, often under complex and demanding circumstances • Energized by deadlines/pressure with a passion for exceeding targets • A believer in digital media, where it is today and where it’s going

STUFF THAT’S NOT ON A RESUME • Type-A personality, highly competitive, self-motivated and driven by results • A hunter mentality, with the confidence and drive to excel at generating and closing new business • Highly motivated by monetary incentives • Extremely ambitious with an outstanding work ethic and unprecedented drive for immediate results • Energized by deadlines/pressure with a passion for exceeding targets • A believer in digital media, where it is today and where it’s going

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? • The opportunity to be part of a company at the cutting edge of the digital media industry; you’ll never get bored in our fast-paced, constantly evolving and challenging environment. • We’ve got your health in mind; you’ll get a comprehensive benefits package, including 4 weeks vacation and a group RRSP plan • The sky’s the limit; our uncapped commission plan provides unlimited earning potential • The opportunity to work with other talented and awesome people Looking for your next career challenge? If so, Metroland Media Group is the place to be!

Looking for your next career challenge? If so, Metroland Media Group is the place to be!

Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume, cover letter and salary expectations to ngour@metroland.com Please reference “Manager, Digital Media” in the subject line.

Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume, cover letter and salary expectations to ngour@metroland.com. Please reference “New Business Acquisition Representative” in the subject line.

Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? • The opportunity to be part of a company at the cutting edge of the digital media industry • Ongoing development and opportunities for advancement • We’ve got your health in mind; you’ll get a comprehensive benefits package, including 3 weeks vacation and a group RRSP plan • The sky’s the limit; our uncapped commission plan provides unlimited earning potential • The opportunity to work with other talented and awesome people

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Perhaps you haven’t found the right company to “click” with or the right opportunity to really show what you can do. We may have a career for you as a member of our multimedia sales team. Some of the things you’ll enjoy about working as part of the sales team at Metroland: • Being part of Metroland’s adventure in the online and offline world • Working in a fast paced innovative working environment • Advising clients on cutting edge technologies and industry trends • Becoming an expert in the Web, publishing, and delivery • Self-directed earnings potential In this position, you will be called upon to: • Identify and discuss advertising needs with prospective customers • Understand and promote METROLAND MEDIA products and services relevant to each new potential client acquisition • Design proposals for customers based on needs assessment • Maintain positive and effective customer relationships Requirements: • A can-do attitude with a drive for success • Good Internet skills • The desire to earn the income you want based on sales results • Excellent communication skills • Media experience is an asset, but not required. • Valid driver’s license and ability to provide his/her own transportation Metroland Media attributes its success and winning culture to its dedicated employees. We are committed to offering you a best-in-class total rewards package, ongoing growth and development opportunities, plus a dynamic and innovative working environment. Forward your resume in confidence to Nancy Gour (ngour@metroland. com) by September 30, 2011. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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LOOK IN LAST weeks NEWS for our two pages of information about FALL SHOWCASE. Check out our website at www.showcaseinpetawawa.ca, phone 732-9662 or email doug@showcaseinpetawawa.ca. ARE YOU SITTING around at home? Why? SHOWCASE 2011 is on this weekend. Website www.showcaseinpetawawa.ca. Check it out. 732-9662.

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Including transportation, accommodation, 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 6 top performances in Branson: Danny O’Donnell, Shoji Tabuchi, Joey Riley, The Baldknobbers, The Presleys and Buck Trent.

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Metroland Media’s Digital Video Group seeks talented freelance writers to create compelling, original web content on a variety of topics. Those with experience writing on health and automotive topics are especially encouraged to apply. Writers will work with clients to develop engaging and informative blog posts to attract and inform online readers. Successful candidates will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to produce clean, quality content on tight deadlines. Experience writing for the web and an understanding of web content strategies would be assets.

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Celebrating 50 Years Together James and Sandra Miller

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Sept. 15th, 2011

Happy Birthday Taitum Sammon!

“Wasn’t that a party!”

Alena Rose Mary.

BIRTHDAYS

Many thanks to my sisters, Lillian and Marge and brother George for a wonderful surprise birthday party, held in my honor at Lillian’s home on August 27th. Also thanks to my family, all my nephews and nieces for all the preparation that went into organizing this milestone event.

We invite you to join us in the celebration as we renew our marriage vows 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 18, 2011 The Salvation Army Community Church Corner of Munro & Argyle Streets Renfrew, Ontario Followed by fellowship and refreshments Best wishes only

STAG & DOE

Happy 90th Birthday JEANETTE WILSON September 15th

COME CELEBRATE Sharon (Lambert) Arbic’s 60th birthday with card games, music family and friends Renfrew Legion Friday Sept 23, 8 pm Best wishes only!

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Thank You

KEN RATHBONE & MELISSA CARR

Our sincere thank you for all the support, cards of condolence, flowers, charitable donations, donations of food as well as to everyone who shared their memories of Danny with us during this most difficult loss of our cherished husband, son, daddy, brother, uncle and friend.

In honour of

from the family of Dan Bujold

Special thank you to Matthew Brydges of McPhail & Perkins for his quiet, gentle and compassionate guidance. A special thank you to the wonderful pallbearers, of whom Dan shared a special friendship with and loved each and every one of them. Thank you to Patti Dillabough for the beautiful programs she generously created for Dan’s church service. Thank you to the United Church and for the lovely words of Rev. Russell Wardell and Rev. Carla Van Delan. A special thank you to our cousins Andy Taylor, Cathy St. Michael and Laura Culligan for the amazing musical tribute played at the church service. Dan would have been touched by your thoughtful selection and the tenderness of your voices.

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September 17th, 2011

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Shirley Eve

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8:00 pm RCAF Wing $5.00 each

Love — Mom, Dad, Jake, Oreo & Marley

Thanks also to friends and grandkids on all sides, messages from PM Stephen Harper, MP Cheryl Gallant, MPP John Yakabuski and Premier Dalton McGuinty were much appreciated.

We would like to thank everyone for making our 25th Anniversary a very special day. Thank you so much for the many gifts we received. A special thanks to our children for all the planning and hard work that they did. Also, thank you to my family and everyone who brought food. It was quite a spread.

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Born at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Aug 31 2011, she weighed 7lbs. Proud parents Jason and Erin Pasco. Grandparents Anne Windle, Dave & Eydie Barr, Phil Windle & Alice Gunthier. Great Grandparents Harold & Helen Eady

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“WOW”

Thank you to Andy Chamberlain for his reflective scripture reading and Stephanie Mole for her poem of “The Oak Tree” which inspired Dan every single day during his fearless battle. Thank you to Dan’s dear niece Grace Stewart for sharing a beautiful message to his wife and children which strengthened his message that he would always be with them. Our heartfelt thank you to Dan’s dear friend Pat McCann for his touching eulogy. Pat’s words showed courage, truth and humor. All of which were qualities Danny appreciated in his life and in his friend. Emmett and Blanche Leclair would like to thank all those who attended their 60th Wedding Anniversary party. It was great to see everyone again at a happy occasion. Our thanks to John & Diane Sidney for the DVD of our younger life together. To Kathy, Lynda, Teresa, Andrea, Jodi, and Brenda for the pictures. Special thanks to Brenda and Bill, Andrea and Kyle, Jodi and Scott for all their work in making all this possible. To Martin for surprising us playing the bagpipes. A special thank you to Jordon Greenough for the delicious birthday cake. Our thanks to Monty and the boys for their great music – you made the night. Thanks to Andrea for the beautiful guest book bowl.

Thanks to all, Emmett and Blanche

As well we would like to thank the exceptional care of the nurses, doctors and staff on the 5 East Oncology Floor at the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus for treating Dan like a member of their personal family. Words cannot describe the love and genuine care they provided to our beloved Dan particularly during the last month of his life. Thank you to Dan’s Hydro Ottawa family for the respectful manner in which he and his wife and children have been treated during this arduous struggle. In spite of Dan’s failing health, he always considered himself to be a very lucky man to have the opportunity to work with such a caring and fine group of individuals. Our most sincere thank you to the communities of Richmond and Renfrew, as our family has been deeply touched by the incredible amount of support during our time of anguish. Also a thank you to all Dan’s Hockey Teams, high school and university buddies, who travelled from near and far to honor Dan! There are so many people to thank and knowing Danny’s personality, he would have been so incredibly humbled by the sincere kindness of everyone. As his family, we were deeply moved by the incredible amount of love, support and stories shared at this sorrowful time in the tremendous loss of a most amazing man, our Dan Bujold. God bless you all! A thousand times we needed you A thousand time we cried If love alone could have saved you You never would have died A heart of gold stopped beating Two twinkling eyes closed to rest God broke our hearts to prove He only takes the best. Never a day will go by that you’re not in our hearts and in our souls!

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Jalee, Jayce and Palmer want to welcome their new baby brother Brady Derek Keith Munro Born on July 25, 2011 Proud parents are Teri-Lynn Purdie and Derek Munro

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TEAGAN JOYELE DAGENAIS Angéle and Kenneth are proud to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful daughter. Teagan was born on July 10, 2011 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Grandma Joy and Grandpa Ken Sr, along with Grandma Gisele and Grandpa John Lockett, share their joy. She is also welcomed by her aunts Sheila, Debbie and Carol-Ann; uncles Tom, Andy and Lance; also cousins Nicole, Mitchell and Adam.

Chloe Pasco would like to announce the safe arrival of her baby sister

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Arie van Lindenberg

JULY 21, 2007 – AUG 6, 2011

In loving memory of a dear husband, father and opa who passed away September 14, 2009.

We would like to take this opportunity to give a Special Thank You to all our friends, family, neighbours and extended family for the beautiful flower arrangements, food and words of encouragement. A very special thank you to clients and friends of Morgan, especially the staff of Signature Styles and The Lighthouse. The love that was given to our family from everyone was amazing and helped us to go on at this devastating time in our lives.

Remembering you is easy, We do it every day. Missing you is a heartache That never goes away. You had a smile for everyone, You had a heart of gold. You left the sweetest memories That the world could ever hold. To us you were someone special, What more is there to say, Except to wish with all our hearts, That you were here today.

A very special Thank You to the Emergency Response Team and the OPP who arrived on the scene, and the staff of Renfrew Victoria Hospital who are so amazingly caring and kind and we appreciate all that they did for us.

Morgan, Larry, Jill and Lanny Lepack

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Thank you is not enough to express how we feel about the help and kindness that was given to us by the family at the Goulet Funeral Home … we were lost and you helped us find our way. Thank you again.

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The children of Sharon Welsh wish to thank all of our friends and family for the phone calls, flowers, cards, food sent to our homes and especially the kind words and hugs. To Cassie – thank you for taking care of and adopting Ginger! To Don and Natasha – thank you for helping us carry out Mom’s wishes. To everyone who visited and phoned our Mom during her stay in the hospital – Thank you! John, Sandy and Kerry CL26282

Deeply missed and forever in our hearts, Marja Barend & Angela, Joe & Gera, Matthijs & Sarah Hannah, Patrick, Ava, Owen & Olivia

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KELLY MARY CATHERINE (KAY) In loving memory of a wonderful Mom who passed away Sept 19, 2010

KELLY MARY CATHERINE (KAY) In loving memory of a dear Mother who passed away Sept 19, 2010

It’s been a year without you and nothing is the same, We have to hide our tears when someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that loved you, Living our lives without you is the hardest part of all. Your heart was kind and true And when we needed someone We could always count on you. The special years will not return When we were all together But with this love in all our hearts, You will walk with us forever.

A little tear falls from my eye, I swallow hard, try not to cry. I think of you so far away One year ago you died today. Still sometimes when I’m all alone, I hope and pray to hear the phone. To hear you say just one more time, That I am loved and you are fine. But on life’s road there’s no return, So now I must try hard to learn. To learn to live and love and do, The very way you taught me to, But mother dear, remember this You for me are truly missed.

Miss you, the family

Love Donna

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MARILYN ENRIGHT In loving memory of our dear mother Marilyn “Till memory fades and who passed away life departs, You live forever in our Sept. 17. 2000. hearts”. Oft we think of you, Lovingly remembered dear mother, And our hearts are your family filled with pain, Oh this earth would be EDDIE L’ABBE a Heaven, In loving memory of Could we hear your Eddie who died voice again. September 6, 1995 11 years have swiftly passed away, But still we don’t forget, Upright and just in all For in our hearts that his ways, Loyal and true through loved you best, Your memory lingers all his days. Silently suffered, payet. tiently bore, God took him home to Love , Sean, Candy, Kayla, suffer no more. MJ and Brady Always loved and remembered, PHYLLIS K MATTHEWS wife Cecelia & family, Tracey, Allan, Mitchell Things I feel most deep- and Connor ly Are the hardest things to say, Dearest Mom, I loved you In a very special way. If I could have one lifetime wish, One dream that could come true, I’d pray to God with all my heart For yesterday, and you.

HECTOR COX In loving memory of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who passed aaway September 10, 2008 He left us quietly, His thoughts unknown, But left us a memory We are proud to own. So treasure him Lord In your garden of rest, For when on earth He was one of the best! Daphne and family

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In loving memory of a dear wife and mother, Rita, who passed away September 14, 2001 As we love her, so we miss her; In our memory she is dear, Loved, remembered, longed for always Bringing many a silent tear.

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MARION GILLAN In loving memory of our dear mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, who passed away Sept 18, 1990

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DEATHS

SACHAN, Wayne N. Passed away peacefully at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at the age of 73. Dear father of Lorri Hudson (Ian) of Calabogie, Larry (Marie Harness) of Matawatchan, Jody (Wendy) and the late Linda Lou. Grandfather of Jacob, Jenna and Jarrit. Survived by his former wife Darlene. He will be missed by his nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. Wayne served as a radar technician in the RCAF from 1956-1959. He went on to work at Electrohome, followed by 33 years of service at J.M. Schneider Inc. He spent the best 20 years of his life retiring to Sunset Drive on Lake Huron where he made many great friends. At Wayne’s request, there will be no visiting or service. Private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to thank the staff of Bonnechere Manor for helping Wayne live his last few years to the fullest. Condolences or donations may be made at www.mcphailandperkins.ca

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Powell, Thomas Frederick Peacefully in Hospice Renfrew on Friday, September 9, 2011. Tom Powell, age 57 years. Loving husband of Bev Powell of Renfrew. Loved father of Kevin Powell, Teresa Powell, Scott Powell (Rose) and Brad Powell. Loving grandfather of Thomas, Lucas, Alexandra and Ethan. Dear brother of Murray (Ruthie), Morvan (Joan), Ross, Susan, Mac (Liz) and Bill (Debbie). Predeceased by Ronald, Donald, David and Roberta. Survived by sister-in-law Rita and daughterin-law Courtney. Dear son-in-law of Gertie Raymond, predeceased by Wink Raymond. Dear brother-in-law of Gloria Gilbert (Gerald), Bill Raymond (Lynda) and Sharon Kirby (Bruce). Friends called at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel, 22 Raglan St. S., Renfrew on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Renfrew on Monday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. For those desiring, donations to Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated.

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SHORE, Robert W. “Bob” Veteran WWII Passed away peacefully at Pembroke Regional Hospital on Friday, September 9, 2011, in his 89th year. Predeceased by his brother Ossie. Dear friend of Pat Enright and Helen Sharpe for many years. At Bob’s request, there will be no visitation. Private cremation with interment at Thomsonville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunshine Coach would be greatly appreciated. Condolences or donations may be made at www.mcphailandperkins.ca

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