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New doctor signs on Health Village group shares good-news announcement PETER CLARK

GAME ON! Timberwolf Matt Johnston warms up at the Metro-Valley all-star game for the upcoming playoffs. The Wolves are in Perth Friday night, and then host the Blue Wings Sunday.


SHE LOVES THEM, YA, YA, YA Renfrew native Mary-Lu Zahalan has garnered international attention for earning her master’s degree in The Beatles.

Renfrew has a new doctor. Dr. Angela Varrin became the second physician recruited by the Renfrew and Area Health Services Village Tuesday morning. Dr. Varrin was introduced at the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. The first doctor recruited to the Renfrew area Photo by Peter Clark was Dr. Jennifer Arcand in October of 2010. Dr. Arcand will begin her practice in 2012. Dr. Angela Varrin signs on the dotted line. From left are Renfrew & Area Health Services The RAHSV board plans to recruit 14 family Village committee and board members Kent Tubman, Dave Lemkay, Greater Madawaska physicians over 10 years. Mayor and board vice-chair Peter Emon, committee chair Karen Maxwell, AdmastonBromley Mayor and board chair Raye-Anne Briscoe, Horton Mayor Don Eady, RVH CEO DR. VARRIN INTRODUCED Randy Penney, Renfrew Mayor Bill Ringrose and Hessel VanderVelde. Varrin grew up in Griffith and attended the oneroom school of Holy Rosary. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Catholic High School, and attended the University of Waterloo where she graduated on the dean’s honours list with a bachelor of science degree, majoring in psychology with a biology minor. Varrin finished a master’s of science degree in molecular biology during which time she performed cancer-related studies on the cell cycle. It was during this research that she presented at various conferences and first authored a research article published in the peer reviewed journal, Molecular and Cellular Biology.


MP Gallant in stormy political seas STEVE NEWMAN

The Internet is rife with comments of outrage after local MP Cheryl Gallant suggested Newfoundlanders and Labradorians making their living from the sea should take more responsibility for their own safety and not expect to be rescued by the Coast Guard. But the comments haven’t stopped

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there. Political commentators have also criticized Gallant’s remarks made Feb. 1 before a federal defence committee meeting in St. John’s. Naturally, party members bearing other than Conservative political stripes have also waded into the choppy waters. The committee’s audience included people whose relatives and co-workers have died in maritime accidents. See ‘Gallant’, page 5



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robberies: Dec. 2, 2009 at about 4 p.m. at the TD Bank in Chesterville; Dec. 15, 2009 at about 1:45 p.m. at the Royal Bank in Merrickville; July 21, 2010, at about 2:25 p.m. at the Caisse Populaire in St. Isodore; and, Sept. 17, 2010 at about 2:45 p.m. at the Scotiabank in Cobden.

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• youngest successful hunter, Tyler Hanniman, 14. Other fishing winners were: • largemouth bass (senior), Mark Haskin, 2.9 lbs.; • smallmouth bass (junior) Bridget McLeod, 1.0 lb.; • best pike (junior), Eric Haskin, 4 lb., 2 oz.; • Second-best pickerel (junior), Hunter Gilchrist, 2.8 lbs.; • best pickerel (senior), Ernest Millar, 9.9 lbs; • best speckle trout (senior), Don Belanger, 4.6 lbs.

The Renfrew Fish and Game Club recognized 27 categories at its annual awards banquet Sunday evening. The celebration at the DACA (Dacre and Area Community Association) Centre also included a supper and guest speakers Liz Marshall and Nick Vandergragt of the Ontario Landowners Association. Of the 21 winners, Leo Kenopic of Renfrew led the way with four senior honours. His 16-lb., 2-oz. pike gave him the award for largest pike and for most outstanding catch by a senior. He also received honours as the oldest successful hunter, at age 73, after taking down the largest buck, at 198 lbs. Dylan Rekowski of Renfrew picked up three junior awards. His 5.5-lb. pickerel gave him the top pickerel and outstanding fish. He also caught the largest largemouth, at 2.7 lbs. Other category winners were also from Renfrew or surrounding townships. Victor Emon of Calabogie took the topbeaver award for his 61-pounder, while Dale Cavanagh of Kinburn brought down a 265-lb. bear. OTHER WINNERS Other hunting honours went to:


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Junior fisherman Eric Haskin accepts the junior trophy for largest pike from Gary Haskin, his grandfather and Renfrew Fish & Games executive member. At right, Len Kenopic accepts the trophy for biggest buck from club president Brian Linde. • best turkey, Mike Gilchrist, weight not listed; • best goose, Jim Rouselle, 9.5 lbs.; • best moose, Larry McMahon, 47.5 inches; • second-best buck, James Utronki, 142 lbs.; third-best buck, Neil Stroud, 113

lbs.; • best doe, Lloyd Gibson, 125 lbs.; second best, Blake Schwartz, 122; Velma Schwartz, third best and best deer by a lady, 113 lbs.; • best deer by archery, Brian Linde, 196 lbs.;

The crowd of more than 100 was attentive to OLA guest speakers Liz Marshall and Nick Vandergragt. They stressed the importance of Ontario Crown land grant patents to landowners. They spoke for an hour before fielding questions. Marshall said it was time landowners reclaimed their property rights, and that obtaining valid Crown land patent grants was part of that process. A person doesn’t have to be the original landowner to hold a Crown land patent on a piece of property, says the Ontario Landowners Association. More information is available at www.

Ontario’s Highlands annual general meeting at Calabogie Peaks The first annual general meeting of the newly-formed regional tourism association takes place Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Calabogie Peaks Resort. The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization meeting runs from 10 a.m. to noon, with an introduction of new board members and a progress report on OHTO activities. The 1 to 4 p.m. session will consist of a board meeting and the first opportunity for the marketing and product develop-

ment standing committees to meet. OHTO, as the 11th of 13 regional tourism organizations in the province, has a government mandate to increase tourism to the region. The region includes the counties of Renfrew, Haliburton, Hastings, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and Lanark. DISNEY INSTITUTE SEMINARS Activities early in the New Year will

include the hosting of a series of Disney Institute customer service training seminars. The seminars take place March 7 in Haliburton, March 8 in Madoc, March 9 in Perth and March 10 at Renfrew’s MaTe-Way Activity Centre. Pre-registration of $50 plus GST is required. To register, call 613-629-6486. “These programs,” said Disney Institute vice-president Jeff James in a

news release, “are a rare opportunity for Ontario’s Highlands’ tourism business professionals to go inside the Disney organization and learn innovative, easy-toimplement best practices that can give them the competitive edge.” In 2010, Fortune magazine recognized Disney as the world’s most admired company for quality. For more details on the meeting, visit the website or

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Noack, MacMillan are rec committee’s new community reps STEVE NEWMAN

Adam Noack and Hannah MacMillan are the newest members of the Renfrew recreation committee. That committee’s activities could heat up in the current term, if the town moves closer to realizing the dream of building a second ice pad and a swimming pool. At Monday’s session of town council, community representatives were approved for four committees and the Police Services Board. More than enough applications were received to fill vacancies for all committees, except the library board committee. In that instance, the returning community members are Donna Clark, Jacqueline Gaudreau and Lynda Janney. The library board committee normally consists of seven members, including five community members, but the committee will go with the smallest permissible quorum of five members. The council reps are councillors Andrew Evans and Clint McWhirter. McWhirter and Evans also sit on the recreation committee, along with Coun. and chairman Tom Anderson.

One of the recreation committee’s two community reps is Noack, a teacher and coach at Renfrew Collegiate Institute. The other is MacMillan, a program coordinator with the Service Canada program, Skills Link. She works with youth who face barriers in the workplace, to help make them more employable. “I grew up in Renfrew and used a lot of the facilities. “And I really enjoy being part of the community,” said MacMillan, who’s also a member of Hospice Renfrew’s fundraising committee. The recreation committee’s community members during the last term were Norm Bujold, Diana Wakely and Brenda Dillabough.

PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT FUNDRAISING “The grand total to fund physicians coming to town is $2.1 million,” RAHSV fundraising committee chair Karen Maxwell points out. Maxwell heads a committee than includes Kent Tubman, Hessel VanderVelde, Bob Johnston, Sandi Heins and Dave Lemkay. Admaston-Bromley Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe chairs the RAHSV board, which also consists of vice-chair Greater Madawaska Mayor Peter Emon, Horton Mayor Don Eady, Renfrew Mayor Bill Ringrose, and Maxwell, Tubman, VanderVelde and Lemkay. The Renfrew Industrial Commission has pledged $1.26 million, Home Hardware Building Centre $140,000, Scotiabank $25,000, Jim and Laurie Millar of Jim Millar Insurance and Financial Services $5,000, Sunlife $1,000, the Masonic

Donald and Bill Welsh, plus Coun. Anderson and Reeve Audrey Green. Ringrose also said council held a onehour closed session of council Jan. 24 to determine the suitability of candidates and make final recommendations. All recommendations were approved at the Feb. 14 session of town council. The other committees − finance, development and works, administration, fire and human resources − contain only council members.

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OTHER COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS Other appointments include community residents Jeannette Songolo, John F. Stiefelmeyer and past councillor Bill Guyea for the committee of adjustment. They are joined by councillors Jim Miller and chair Gail Cole. Songolo and Stiefelmeyer also sit on the planning committee with community member Chantal Lavigne. The committee’s council members are

New doctor Continued from front Dr. Varrin later moved back to the Ottawa Valley and became an ambulance communications officer at the Renfrew Central Ambulance Communications Centre. She then completed her M.D. at the University of Ottawa Medical School. Dr. Varrin is undertaking her residency training in the department of family medicine at Queen’s University. Although her experiences in the big cities has been wonderful, she says she is looking forward to coming back home. “The dedication the people of Renfrew have for the community hospital is incredible,” Dr. Varrin said. “A family doctor here is not a job, it’s a lifestyle. “Doctors are supported by a dedicated staff (at Renfrew Victoria Hospital),” she added. “The big city hospitals I’ve trained in are no comparison.”

chair Miller and Cole. The final appointment was the Renfrew community member for the Renfrew Police Services Board. The vacancy, left by board chairman Rick Clemow, was filled by businessman and former councillor Jeff Scott. Mayor Bill Ringrose recognized Clemow for the “excellent job” he has done over the last three terms of office. The other committee members include provincial representatives Lewis Mac-

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The Town of Renfrew is seeking Volunteer Fire Fighters to fill vacant positions within the colunteer sector of the Department. The successful candidates should be in excellent physical condition, have good verbal communication skills and be able to pass the Fire Despartment oral, written, and physical fitness examinations. Successful candidates must reside and be employed within pager range of the Town of Renfrew. They must obtain written permission from their employer to be absent from work in the event of an emergency. Successful completion of grade 12 or equivalent is preferred along with a clean criminal records background check. Completed resumes are to be mailed to the address below or dropped off at the FFire Hall in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Application for Volunteer”. Closing date for applications is March 4th, 2011. Apply to:

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Karen Maxwell presents the fundraisingplan. Lodge $5,000, Robin and Dianne Postma of Ottawa Valley Insurance $5,000, and Patrick and Crystal Cayen of Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy $5,000. The project is still in need of $664,000, which is 31 per cent of the total program cost. Maxwell says the primary goal of the fundraising committee will be to talk to small, medium and large businesses for support). She said individuals will be encouraged to get involved as well, both in donations and by lending their talents to fundraising events. People wishing to donate can do so by mailing their cheque payable to the Renfrew & Area Health Services Village, 1 Innovation Drive, Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 3Z4. The phone number is 613-432-3328. “Doctors coming to town bring hundreds of thousands of dollars of economic activity to the region and will be a catalyst for population growth,” Maxwell added. She is confident the funds will be raised to get the job done. “We trust this wonderful community to make a molehill out of a mountain,” Maxwell concluded.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY OWNERS Property Tax Rebates for Vacant Commercial and Industrial Buildings In accordance with Ontario Reg. 325/01, and the Ontario Municipal Act, 2001, property tax relief for vacant commercial and industrial buildings in the Town of Renfrew will be provided to property owners through rebates that are issued by the municipality. To be eligible for a rebate, a building or portion of a building must be unused for at least 90 consecutive days. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure the application meets regulatory standards. For the 2010 tax year, the deadline to submit applications is February 28, 2011.

Applications may be obtained from the Town of Renfrew Municipal Office, 127 Raglan Street, Renfrew, (613)432-4848 Email: 449730



Continued from front Outrage has gone across Canada after reports of Gallant saying: “In Ontario we have inland seas, the Great Lakes, and it would never occur to any of us, even up in the Ottawa River, to count on the Coast Guard to come and help us.” Gallant later indicated her comments were misconstrued, and that she regretted the way they were taken. At the same committee meeting, Gallant also said, “Just as the oil companies are starting to pitch in because they’re profiting from the resources, so too perhaps should the province think about the benefits that it is obtaining from that sector, and figure out a way to pool our resources, federally as well as provincially, and from the private sector.” Gerry Byrne, Liberal MP for the Newfoundland and Labrador riding of Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte, couldn’t believe Gallant’s comments. “Ms. Gallant has no problem sending herself out to Newfoundland and Labrador on the taxpayer’s dime for an expensive photo-op with a search and rescue helicopter, but she thinks sending that same helicopter out to rescue a crew of Atlantic fishermen lost at sea is a bad use of public money,” he said in a news release.

Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant’s office released this new press photo just last week. Christine Tabbert, the Liberal federal candidate for RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke. The MP’s latest remarks are inappropriate because of their insensitivity and uninformed nature, said Tabbert. “People are very upset,” said Tabbert, noting Gallant’s past

TABBERT’S RESPONSE It’s the latest in a long string of verbal gaffes by Gallant, says

gaffs have included the use of residents’ personal information (for birthday wishes), homophobic comments directed at MP Bill Graham in the House of Commons, and inappropriate remarks about abortion. Tabbert also released a letter to the editor published in this issue of The Renfrew Mercury. Former Liberal MP Hec Clouthier, who’s the local Independent for the next federal election, also responded. One response was related to Fred Hutton of Newfoundland Television’s interview with Stephen Harper. In that NTV interview, the PM called Gallant’s suggestion that Atlantic Canadians are too reliant on the Coast Guard to rescue them as “completely unacceptable and quite frankly incomprehensible.” Those are hard-hitting comments from one’s party leader, points out Clouthier, noting a prime minister “might try to soothe things out a little bit … But in this case, he hangs her right out to dry, giving us the sense that, not only is he not happy with her, but likely hasn’t been happy with her for quite some time.” Clouthier also said he was embarrassed by the MP’s remarks. “She’s on Rex Murphy, she’s front page in national daily newspapers, all over the radio, and getting pounded in editorials all over Canada,” said Clouthier. “I’d prefer a little more positive coming this riding’s way.”


Gallant did apologize Feb. 10. “I want to offer my humble and heartfelt apologies for remarks made regarding search and rescue service,” said Gallant in a news release. “I have the utmost respect and appreciation for Canadians that make their living from the sea, and in no way intended to minimize the dangers they face on a daily basis.” Fellow Conservative MP John Baird admitted, in the absence of Gallant, the same day in the House of Commons: “Mr. Speaker, the member in question was wrong and the member has apologized. The government does not condone those comments in any way, shape or form. That member has apologized.” In the same defence committee hearings, Newfoundland natural resources minister Shawn Skinner said 193 fishermen have died (while working at sea) in the province since 1979. A column by Stephen Maher on the website said Gallant, “who might be the dumbest MP in the House of Commons,” went too far with

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GALLANT’S RESPONSE On Tuesday Gallant called the response to her remarks a mediamanufactured event. She also told The Mercury she had apologized for her remarks. “I had no intention of diminishing my respect for those who make their living by the sea,” she insisted. Following her apology, Gallant said she also appreciated the response from Newfoundland natural resources minister Skinner that MPs need to look past the rhetoric to improve the response time of search and rescue helicopters, including the three stationed out of Gander. From the defence committee hearings, Gallant says she hopes MPs can approve recommendations that improve helicopter response time. “Servivability is what it’s all about,” she concluded.



her remarks about maritime reliance on the Coast Guard. The Tories were shut out in Newfoundland and Labrador in the last federal election, and political pundits say Gallant’s comments may guarantee another whitewash.

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This new dignity quilt will drape over the gurney carrying deceased residents from Bonnechere Manor. From left are Bonnechere Manor director of care Violet Rossy; Catherine Timm, who did the machine quilting of the three layers; Annemarie Neff, who created and completed the design; and Margaret McLaren of the manor’s volunteers committee.

Dignity quilt to be part of goodbyes STEVE NEWMAN

A time comes for everyone to leave this life. For deceased residents leaving Bonnechere Manor, departure will be accompanied by loving, caring neighbours, but also by a dignity quilt designed by Annemarie Neff. “I was approached by Vi Rossy to make the quilt for residents who are leaving for the last time,” said Neff of the quilt, which will be draped over the gurney carrying the resident. Neff, who emigrated from Germany about 40 years ago, retired to Renfrew with her husband 15 years ago. She took up quilting in retirement and does it with pride, just as she’s proud of

QUILT RAFFLE Victim Services of Renfrew County was the proud recipient of a beautiful quilt crafted by members of the Renfrew and Area Quilters Guild. Raffle tickets for this beautiful quilt, valued at $2,000, were sold over the past several months with the draw taking place this past Dec. 15 at the Victim Service office on the Barr Line. Donna Enright, past president of the guild, was on hand to draw the winning ticket. The winner of the quilt was Mallory Moore of Pembroke. Over $2,200 was raised by this raffle and the proceeds will go towards the direct service work of Victim Services of Renfrew County.

the design she created for the 93- by 61inch quilt. The design features a leaf-filled Tree of Life − an image seen in many religions. The same tree is surrounded by triangles representing Canada geese. Migrating neither north nor south, the geese are flying toward the sky, as if departing for heaven. “A quilt is made to express love, care and warmth,” says Neff. She completed the design partly by hand appliqué, partly by machine. The three layers were machine-quilted together by Catherine Timm. Neff, who took three months to complete the quilt, hopes its presence helps “soften the blow for residents when one of their friends leaves for good.”

The Township of McNab/Braeside is currently accepting applications for a permanent part-time position for a Recreation Director. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience and is based on a 20 hour work week. This person will administer, promote and maintain the efficient operation in the provision of recreational services throughout the Township. The full job description is available at the Township Office. Candidates are encouraged to review the contents prior to applying for this position. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume clearly marked as to contents to the undersigned by no later than February 18th, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Noreen C. Mellema, CMO Chief Administrative Officer 2508 Russett Drive R.R. #2 Arnprior, Ontario K7S 3G8 613-623-5756 ext 222 We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Personal information and d any supporting material will be administered in accordance with the Municiapl Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


ARE YOU WITHOUT A FAMILY DOCTOR? What You Need to Know... Residents of the Municipalities of Renfrew, Admaston Bromley, Greater Madawaska and Horton Township have been hearing great things about much needed physician recruitment for our communities. The Municipalities together with the Renfrew Industrial Commission, institutions and businesses have joined forces to create the Renfrew and Area Health Services Village as a not for profit organization dedicated to the economic well being of the area. Physician recruitment was identified first and the most pressing issue. Over a six year period, up to fourteen new physicians will come on stream and the first two have already committed for 2012. A natural question from the public is “can I get on a wait list?” Yes, in addition to a provincial data base, which you can access by calling 1-800-445-1822, the Renfrew & Area Health Services Village will offer you the opportunity to be part of a locally administered data base. Everyone will appreciate that we cannot dictate how new physicians create their patient selection. However having a local data base will facilitate the selection of local residents by new physicians. Please be patient and call 613-432-3328 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or email You will be asked for the following information – name, address, municipality and phone number. Except for physicians selecting patients, your information will not be provided any other persons or organizations. With your help, the call for physicians in our area will be answered. Sincerely The Board of the Renfrew Area Health Services Village


Acclaimed pianist Katherine Chi.

Acclaimed pianist in Eganville April 3 The Ottawa Valley Music Festival presents internationally-acclaimed Canadian pianist Katherine Chi at a piano recital on Sunday, April 3 at Grace Lutheran Church. As part of this exciting musical moment in Eganville, thanks to the generosity of the Eganville Rotary Club, the day before the concert Chi will conduct a master class for budding student pianists. Students will have the chance to perform (in public), followed by Chi’s helpful advice and comments. The master class is open to piano students from Grades 1 to ARCT. The fee is $15. Places are limited and students and music teachers are urged to register as soon as possible. Contact Judy Borer at jborer@nrtco. net or call 613-432-3432. Members of the public are welcome to attend the master class for a fee of $5. The Ottawa Valley Music Festival offers scholarships for pianists at ARCT level or entering post-secondary education majoring in piano. Further details at For more information about Chi’s concert in Eganville, visit or call 613754-5217.

Berrio celebrates Bonnechere Cup

Highballer X presents Larry Berrio and special guests Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Eganville Legion, part of the 2011 Bonnechere Cup races. The doors open at 8 p.m. and show time is 8:30 p.m. Tickets in advance are $20 (including HST) and at the door will be $25 (including HST). For more information, check out

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t’s impossible to brush off national outrage over yet another Cheryl Gallant gaff as nothing more than whining from the left. Not unless newcomers to the left include Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his powerful inner circle. It is more accurate is to realize that Gallant and her supporters are on the extreme right: Canada’s Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. Angry, divisive and harmful at the local and national levels. In the name of restoring respect to the party (not to mention Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke), it’s time Conservative riding association president Tom Tracey and the board of directors ask Gallant to step aside. After 10 years as MP, Gallant, one of the first in Ontario to jump aboard Alberta-inspired Reform conservatism, remains an opposition-minded reactionary who has irrevocably lost the respect of her colleagues in Ottawa, which isn’t helpful to this riding. Far from proving risky, the move to replace Gallant would only serve to improve the party’s, and riding’s, near and distant prospects. Gallant managed to win past elections without saying why people should vote for her. That would suggest many voted for the party, not her. Replacing her would bring renewal and offer a sensible Conservative alternative during the next election – an election that already has the centre-left divided among at least two parties and an independent. Do it before, perhaps, the prime minister does, which might see the party facing her as a martyred independent. For an MP muzzled by her own party, Gallant has managed over the years to suggest the following in public: • Newfoundlanders shouldn’t expect government to rescue them if stranded in the Atlantic Ocean. This, in a room with people who lost family in maritime accidents; • That a Liberal Cabinet member is gay by hurling “ask his boyfriend” in Question Period that must have had Parliament Hill tourists rolling their eyes; • That a bill to protect sexual orientation (gays) from hate propaganda would protect pedophiles; • Comparing abortion to the beheading of an Iraq war hostage; • Christians were being persecuted in a Liberal party flyer. Even in Gallant’s householder flyers, her choice of words is beyond partisan, it is deliberately misleading. Calling other democratically elected parties an “opposition coalition” is flat out untrue. There has never been a formal federal coalition in Canada, good or bad. See ‘Editorial’, page 10


Innovative analysis of the Summit Series It was many months before I ever saw the winning goal scored by Paul Henderson in the 1972 Canada-Soviet Hockey Summit series. But my memory of the moment he scored on Soviet goalkeeper Vladimir Tretiak isn’t a whole lot different from that of veteran author and Eganville resident Frank Cosentino. It was Sept. 28 and Team Canada trailed 5-3 when I had left for a class at Carleton University. A few minutes later I walked by the arts tower where I heard a huge cheer above me. It was the Henderson Moment, Canada’s Moment. That same day, Cosentino pulled himself away from a largescreen showing of the game at the University of Western Ontario, where he was the varsi-


ty football team’s head coach and an assistant professor in the department of physical education. He had committed to being a judge at a high school football tournament on campus. Then, while sitting in the stands, a few thousand spectators collectively stood up and began singing O Canada. With their radios in hand, they heard Henderson score. That scene, says Cosentino, was similarly repeated from coast to coast. Much has been written about the series, too. But Cosentino, who has taught sports history for more than 20 years and written 16 books, says he had yet to read a book that explains how a badly-

beaten and dispirited Team Canada clawed its way to victory. His new book, Hockey Gods at the Summit, published by General Store Publishing House in Renfrew, is his way of doing just that. His description of events in, and leading up to, the series are steeped in fact. But he uses fiction to help explain, in an imaginative way, how Team Canada prevailed. “That’s what I tried to do. I tried to combine players from the olden days with the players of ’72.” The 16 players − which the author bilocates within the very bodies of the Canadians playing in the summit series − had all died before completing their careers in the National Hockey League (or other high-level leagues). See ‘Sixth Sense’, Page 10

To the editor: In my opinion, any person or group promoting the CETA (Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement) deal is nothing less than treasonous against the best interests of the citizens of Canada, and indeed the world. To effectively sell all Canadian souls to the corporate kings-without-country that want to control all economic activity worldwide is not only not in our best interests, but is not within the rights of any government − regardless of who or how many voted them into office, regardless of what laws they may pass to give themselves virtually unlimited power, and regardless of what any lawyers and courts may claim. The people of this and every country have the right as human beings to sow seeds, and to harvest and save seeds, as we wish, without being harassed or robbed by corporations and their government lackeys. Any company, lobbyist, lawyer, judge, bureaucrat or politician who says otherwise is trying to make us slaves to corporate rule. I believe any government that signs such a treaty is invalid, and its laws and deals are invalid − regardless of any claims to democracy. See ‘CETA’, Page 9

Consider the clientele To the editor: The Renfrew Food Bank recently moved from downtown to the armoury at the fairground. I am wondering who in their infinite wisdom thought that was a good idea. Most people who use this service are low income and have no vehicle. The move may have been for space or saving money, which are two good reasons, but no one thought of the people who have to use the service. Are you going to provide a free ride to the food bank? When will those with money think about those without money? How much more do low income people have to suffer? I think it is about time a food bank board should consist of people who use the service! Let them have a say on things that are important services to them. How much common sense does it take for people to realize what is good for you is not always good for someone else? You would think that history would teach us lessons but obviously no one reads or remembers. When will there be easy access to each and every person who lives here no matter their income status? Let’s use some common sense, please. Angel Bakhuyzen Cobden

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Letters to the editor To the editor; Once again our riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke is in the national headlines for all the wrong reasons, thanks to our current Member of Parliament. Last week, at an event in St. John’s, to a captive audience that included family members who have tragically lost loved ones at sea, our MP callously remarked that those who work on the sea should save themselves if they get into trouble while doing their jobs: “In Ontario we have inland seas, the Great Lakes, and it would never occur to any of us, even up in the Ottawa River, to count on the coast guard to come and help us.” The remarks generated negative national headlines in the Ottawa Citizen, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Ottawa Sun, the Toronto Sun, the Windsor Star, the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, The Telegram (St. John’s), the Regina Leader-Post and on CBC’s The National, GlobalTV’s Edmonton website, and elsewhere.

It is beyond tasteless to debase the honest, hard work of men and women who earn their living at the mercy of the cruelties of the north Atlantic Ocean, some of the most punishing waters in the world, particularly in front of their grieving families. Growing up on a dairy farm in this riding, I learned that hard work and honest sweat are the building blocks of a person’s character. Nothing bestows dignity on a person more abundantly than working on the land. The same can be said of the sea. Farming, fishing, forestry, mining – these jobs, despite their hardships and disappointments, are among the most honourable ways anyone can spend their days on this earth. And there are many people in our riding and across Canada who spend their days this way. These occupations are the bedrock of our great nation. Would we expect farmers who are injured while working a field to pay for their own ambulances to the hospital? Would we expect

a miner to figure his own way out of a collapsed mine? Would we expect a forester to hire her own helicopter to be evacuated from the bush? The obvious answer is no. That is because Canadians care about each other. Even though we are a large country, we are united by our values, and those values include looking after one another. Our MP is the face of our riding on the national stage. Remarks like these cause other Canadians to lose a little more esteem for Renfrew-NipissingPembroke each time they are made. As the Ottawa Citizen noted, 10 years is a long time to still be showing such poor judgment. Enough is enough. Restoring the Ottawa Valley’s reputation on the national stage is just one reason that I am seeking to be your next MP. You deserve to be proud of your representative in Ottawa, not embarrassed by her. Christine Tabbert Federal Liberal Candidate, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

Humiliated and outraged by comments To the editor: As a resident of RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke I am humiliated and outraged by the comments of our Member of Parliament in Newfoundland on the subject of sea rescue. Her words were the latest manifestation of an all-too-typical ignorance that ought to but too often does not prevent Ms. Gal-

lant from opening her mouth and speaking without thinking. Coupling that ignorance with the sort of contempt for working men and women she appears to feel, is sickening. Her comments were made as Newfoundlanders discussed serious issues of safety. Fishery workers have died because of inadequate rescue

and safety procedures, some of which are federal responsibilities by law. This kind of thing makes me ashamed that she represents the Ottawa Valley. It is understandable that Stephen Harper has tried to prevent her from speaking in public. Christopher Tanner Deep River

CETA From Page 8 And any courts or militaries or police organizations that steal people’s money or property or arrest them under the rules of such a treaty (or under the guise of preventing “sedition”) are as guilty of treason as the quisling governments that foist such a demonic pact on the citizenry. To those who would call me alarmist, I say, get your head out of the sand and pay attention to

what’s going on around you before it’s too late: Those who are too lazy or cowardly to work for their freedom will lose it altogether. Because most people have been ignoring or living in denial about the systematic erosion of our rights, we’re almost at the point of no return. CETA will be the final locking of our shackles, if we allow it. P.S. If you want to be scared witless, read the socalled Good Government Act. Allison M. Azulay Renfrew




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Making headlines for all the wrong reasons



Steve’s Sixth Sense From page 8 Those players included Howie Morenz, William ‘Hod’ Stuart, Owen ‘Bud’ McCourt, Frank McGee, Joe Hall, George Vezina and Terry Sawchuk. In the Summit Series, those same players became Yvan Cournoyer-Morenz, Pete Mahovlich-Stuart, Paul Henderson-McCourt or Henderson-McGee, J.P. Paul Parise-Hall, Ken Dryden-Vezina and Tony Esposito-Sawchuk. Sound absurd? Maybe. Does it make for a good yarn that is weaved with extensive insights into what really happened during a watershed moment in Canadian history? Yes, partially because this book isn’t just about the summit series. It’s also about the history of players who came before, who contributed to the development of the game in the National Hockey League or its precursors, including the National Hockey Association. “In a lot of ways, it’s a history of hockey because of the players who died (before their careers were over) and how I talk about how they were involved in the different phases of the game,” says Cosentino. A good example is Jack Leswick, who was suspected of taking his own life when he died in his young 20s, shortly after the Humboldt, Sask., lad had won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Black Hawks, but was returned to the minors for the next season. In subsequent sections of Hockey Gods at the Summit, Leswick was delegated, along with Bill Barilko of the Toronto Maple Leafs, to ‘work’ the crowd during the final four games in Moscow, where 2,700 Canadian fans cheered their side to victory. The cheering included, as Cosentino calls it, the clever little ditty of Da, da, Ca-na-da, nyet, nyet, Sovi-et. The book is also very much, says the author, about Canada’s enormous pool of hockey talent. “The talent that Canadians have in hockey is kind of a cultural imperative that they’ve grown up and refined from the people (players) of the past,” says Cosentino. Despite that enormous talent pool, Team Canada players and fans were dismayed to see the team lose the opening game of the series 7-3 in Montreal. “You could tell that the public wasn’t ready for it,” writes Cosentino. “They felt as if they had been bushwhacked, ambushed and betrayed. There aren’t words to describe their feelings.” Hod Stuart, who would later bilocate into Pete Mahovlich, made this observation after the opening Canadian loss: “They (the Soviets) weren’t spoiled at all by their celebrity. They carried their own bags. Their equip-


From page 8 The constant repetition of the “Toronto” Liberals, “socialist” NDP and “separatist” Bloc is petty and meanspirited and doesn’t do anything to contribute to reasoned discourse. Such comments are

more than a passing embarrassment. They hurt the party, which already has a reputation for top-down control. They hurt the riding, which needs a respected MP if it has any chance of saving our railway tracks or AECL. Without the ear

of the prime minister, our needs are ignored and our wants – such as creating jobs and economic activity that should happen this close to the nation’s capital – are virtually impossible. That is the bottom line.

It’s time local Conservatives take a principled stand for the party and the riding. Show Gallant the door and begin anew with a candidate who reflects the common sense views of most constituents in the riding.

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The games old-style politicians play To the editor: The Ottawa River Heritage designation fuss is a good example of how the darker side of politics keeps our county in economic difficulty. We have a member in parliament who seems to find it easier to say “no” when given an opportunity to protect jobs or even create conditions for new jobs. We have all read her claims that AECL was not up for sale when it looked like it obviously was. For a year, she was telling the County Council that it was no use meeting to discuss the CP rail issue. And the latest no is to the heritage designation because the people on the Quebec side are not vocally supporting it. Our member has consistently looked for excuses to block the designation which the late Len Hopkins championed. Each reason evaporated when examined in the sunlight. Quebec’s silence is an interesting story line but is an awkward political screen. The riding on the other side of the river is held by a fellow Conservative, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lawrence Cannon. The Conservatives run a very tightly controlled party. Control means many things, but one of the most important is that you don’t make trouble for your

neighbouring party member by stepping into something that puts that other in a political bind. It’s what makes the team thing work. (You can easily imagine how our member angered her Maritime Conservative colleagues last week with her ridiculous comments on Coast Guard service. She wasn’t playing by the rules.) Minister Cannon has many important national and international issues to deal with, while our perpetual backbencher does not. The importance of the designation issue is probably not that high for Minister Cannon given his other challenges. Our member’s plate is much lighter – most likely even lighter this week, so she has more invested in getting her way on the designation file. The minister’s office keeps party peace by staying quiet. You can imagine the temper tantrum his constituency office would witness if he supported designation. So old-style politics for Minister Cannon means keeping quiet until his neighbouring member comes to her senses, drops the grudge with the deceased, and recognizes the positive impact the heritage designation would have on the economy on both sides of the valley. Tom Adamchick Eganville

Chilean article a sign of intolerance To the editor: I’d like to comment on Derek Dunn’s article in The Renfrew Mercury about the “controversy” over hiring of Chilean students. I think your article did a wonderful job promoting racial intolerance to an area that is already somewhat intolerant. I think Canada’s involvement in the student exchange program with other Countries is a great one, Canadian students benefit abundantly from it as well. I have two younger cousins that had a wonderful experience while working in Chile on

a student exchange program. They certainly did not read in any local Chilean newspapers that they were a target of intolerance or that their employment was causing controversy. I have a son that worked as a snowboard instructor at Calabogie last year and he is back working there again this season. Not only has he enjoyed meeting these wonderful Chilean students, but he has had the benefit of being educated on a different culture because of it. Janice Gougeon

MP’s remarks insensitive and offensive To the editor: Life in the political arena never ceases to amaze me. Ten years ago, I was telling friends from another part of Canada that I had the “dubious distinction” of living in a federal riding with one of two Canadian Alliance MPs east of the Manitoba border. What an unfortunate situation. Where were we headed in RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke? Sad to say we still have the same MP — who does not enter debates or attend editorial meetings. In fact, she seems to

be fairly well muzzled. Well, with last week’s gaff in Newfoundland and Labrador (re: the Coast Guard) she managed to break loose from the muzzle. These remarks were insensitive, lacking in knowledge and just plain offensive. We deserve better than this. It is an embarrassment to have to acknowledge that I live in a riding with such poor quality federal representation. Sincerely, Elizabeth Stewart Waba

Keep quiet, it’s safer To the editor: I note that Ms. Gallant has said that she is ‘sorry’ for the mind-boggling remarks she made in Newfoundland last week. Well, Ms. Gallant, I’m sorry too, insofar as I have to admit that we are represented by – to quote Stephen Maher of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald – “Cheryl Gallant, who might be the dumbest MP in the House of Commons.” Don’t bother to speak for us, Ms. Gallant. Keep quiet. It’s safer that way. Joyce Allen Douglas

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Highway intersection unsafe: McNab-Braeside JOHN CARTER

McNab-Braeside council is trying once again to persuade the provincial Ministry of Transportation that improvements are needed to improve safety at the intersection of Highway 17 and Calabogie Road. Last fall council asked for a traffic light, but the MTO said its studies indicate a traffic light is not warranted at the intersection. Undeterred, council passed a motion Feb. 1 asking Renfrew County public works director Dave Darch to set up a meeting of MTO, county and township officials to discuss ways to improve traffic flow at the corner. McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell said in busy times on Highway 17, vehicles entering from Calabogie and McLean roads get backed up. Wait times can be as long as seven minutes, resulting in some motorists trying to cross Hwy. 17 unsafely, she said. She said the situation is similar to the Highway 17-Bruce Street intersection in Horton, where a light and exit and entrance ramps were added. Campbell has asked Greater Madawaska Mayor Peter Emon to have his council pass a motion supporting the McNab-Braeside initiative. Emon has expressed support for improvements in the past. With the four-laning of Highway 17 scheduled to reach Calabogie Road within the next decade, the MTO has been reluctant to fund major changes to the intersection, which is in line for an overpass.

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Enticing prizes during OVTA membership drive Enticing prizes are for grabs during the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association’s (OVTA) first-ever membership recruitment campaign. The campaign is designed to promote the benefits of OVTA membership and increase membership numbers. “The success of the OVTA in promoting the Ottawa Valley as a premier tourist destination is only as strong as its membership,” explains OVTA communications co-ordinator Lauren McIllfaterick in a news release. “As the OVTA membership grows, so too do our marketing initiatives. And, with over 1,000 tourism businesses located in the Ottawa Valley, the potential is huge!” The recruitment campaign has two categories: one for OVTA members and one for Renfrew County municipalities. CATEGORY 1 In Category 1, OVTA members are challenged to recruit as many new members as possible from February to June 1, 2011. The top three members who recruit the most new members will win valuable prize packages, with the grand-prize winner receiving a package worth over $1,000. Prize packages will include a Tourism Business of the Month feature at Renfrew County Visitor Information Centres during the summer of 2011, free advertising

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The Cobden Farmers’ Market has received $6,900 to upgrade the building it uses throughout the market season. The market was one of 29 groups in rural Ontario want to make life even better in their communities, and now they have the funding to help make it happen. Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is giving $292,500 to these groups and a total of $1 million to 104 rural community groups across Canada for capital projects, as part of the FCC AgriSpirit Fund. The FCC AgriSpirit Fund annually awards rural community groups between $5,000 and $25,000 for community improvement projects, such as recreation centres, emergency services equipment, playgrounds and care homes. “We know that the spirit of volunteerism is strong in rural communities across the country,”



Continued from Page 15 All new members recruited in the February-to-June campaign will receive two years of membership for $260(+HST). “With the special incentive package, new members will receive a listing on the OVTA website (www.ottawavalley. travel) for 2011 and 2012, a listing in the 2012 Travel Guide, access to co-operative advertising opportunities, member-to-member benefits and discounts, networking opportunities, and more” explains McIllfaterick. The OVTA’s membership recruitment campaign will run until June 1, 2011. For more information, including detailed descriptions of the various prize packages, visit www.ottawavalley. travel or call 1-800-757-6580. The OVTA, as the official destination marketing organization for the Upper Ottawa Valley, represents more than 230 tourism businesses. These consist of attractions and events, accommodation, dining and retail establishments, rafting companies and outfitters, artists and galleries, plus media and industry suppliers.


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Canadian flag and Petawawa residents in the limelight Petawawa residents Lisa Miller and Kim Boire were the first recipients of a new Canadian tradition during Canadian Flag Day of Canada ceremonies Tuesday. The two also received national recognition five years ago as individuals behind the Red Fridays grassroots movement in Canada. Support is shown in a simple expression of respect and honour, by wearing red every Friday. “It is with immense pride on behalf of the brave men and women who serve in our nation’s military, and their families and loved ones who keep the home fires burning, that I compliment Prime Minister Stephen Harper in recognizing two ladies from Petawawa, Lisa Miller and Karen Boire, the Red Friday Ladies,” said Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant in a news release. “Karen and Lisa are this year’s beneficiaries of a new Canadian tradition, cel-

ebrating national flag day by being presented with the peace tower flag that flew on February 15th, the day we celebrate National Flag Day,. “Lisa and Karen spearheaded the movement in Canada to show support for our men and women in the military by wearing red on Fridays. Wearing red on Fridays is a simple act of respect and appreciation.” The current Canadian flag was first raised on Parliament Hill in 1965. With its distinctive maple leaf, the flag has been recognized and respected at home and abroad as a symbol of peace, democracy, freedom and justice. Tuesday was the 46th anniversary of that flag, as the prime minister began the tradition of presenting Peace Tower flags to worthy Canadian patriots. The same two Petawawa women will celebrate five years of Red Fridays in a May 6 rally in Petawawa.

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The United Way is seekin ng interested community members to serve in a voluntteer capacity during 2011/12 for the follow wing positions: Board of Directors 1 position for the Tow wn of Renfrew & Area 1 position for North Renfrew ((Chalk River to Deux Rivieres) Candidates must be 18 years of age or older and must submit a resume and criminal records check from their local police dep partment. Persons involved with funded agencies not eligible. Successful candidattes would be confirmed at the United Way’s Annual General Meeting sc cheduled for 2011 April 06. Community Camp paign Committees Arnprior Community A Area (several positions) Renfrew Community A Area (several positions) North Renfrew Community Area (s several positions, including chair) Killaloe-Barry’s Bay Commu unity Area (several positions) Whitewater/Bonnechere Valley Co ommunity Area (several positions) Pembroke-Petawawa Commu unity Area (several positions) United With Youth (Generation Next Cabinet) Young adults ages 18-35 residing in Re enfrew County are invited to participate in the United Way’s Yo outh Matters Initiative. Travel expenses available for volunteers living beyond Pembroke/Petawawa. Interested persons can submit their applications to: Executive e Director 1330 Pembroke Sttreet West, Unit B Pembroke, Onttario K8A 7A3 888-592-2213 / www.renfrewcou 449947


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Renfrew Food Bank moving to Armouries PETER CLARK

The Renfrew and District Food Bank is on the move, and volunteers hope this change in location will be for good. Situated on Argyle Avenue across from the AFAC Wing, and in the old Victoria School in the past, the upcoming move will see the food bank leave its current Plaunt Street location for the Renfrew Armouries March 5. “We’ll be moving to the Armouries where the Renfrew Daycare used to be, on the ground floor at the back under Kids Corp,� notes food bank president Doug Brookes. “It’s obviously a bigger place. We have more space to expand our program down the road.� The new site will have handicap access, and Brookes is pleased to add, no parking problems. Parking was a bit crammed at the Plaunt Street location. There are a few things the food bank needs in time for the move, if possible. “What we really need is a desk with drawers. If anyone out there is upgrading their business and is going to throw one out, they can give us a call. “A four-drawer filing cabinet with locks is also something we need,� Brookes adds. The food bank will be surveying a test period of new hours when they open up at the Armouries. They will still be open the last

three Tuesdays of the month. Times will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Tuesday,; noon to 3 p.m. the second; and 3 to 6 p.m. on the third. Adding the 3 to 6 p.m. time slot on the final Tuesday of the month around Christmas proved successful as about 25 clients came in during that time, Brookes said. “There are people who use the food bank that have part-time jobs,� he adds of the afternoon hours. With the extra three hours comes the need for more volunteers. The food bank is looking for someone with about three hours to spare once a month. “We are still in need of personal-need items, canned fruit, and kids school snacks,� Brookes adds. These are things the food bank simply can’t afford to purchase, he said. People wishing to donate to the food bank can do so by dropping items off at the fire hall, Renfrew Metro or Sterling’s No Frills. Anyone wishing to help the Renfrew and District Food Bank in any way can also call 613-4339216 and leave a message. You won’t have to wait long for a return call. “Messages are checked twice a day, seven days a week,� Brookes said. The food bank’s move to the Armouries is Saturday, March 5. They’ll be ready for business as usual by the second Tuesday of the month, March 15.


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Wolves to challenge Perth in Valley Division semifinal PETER CLARK

The Renfrew Timberwolves knew they’d face the Perth Blue Wings eventually if they are to fulfill their plans of capturing the 2010-11 Valley Division championship. They’ll do so right away. The fourth-place Wolves and top-seed Blue Wings will resume what suddenly became a heated rivalry late in the season. They open the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League playoffs Friday night. The teams face-off at the Perth Community Centre at 7:45 p.m., and return to the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre for game two of the best-of-seven series Sunday at 7 p.m. Perth won four of six regular season meetings, although the Wolves won two of the last three. None of the four losses was by more than two goals. WOLVES 6 ARNPRIOR 3 The Wolves (20-18-and-4) capped the 2010-11 regular season with a 6-3 win over the Arnprior Packers at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior Sunday night. Derrin Lehoux paced the Renfrew attack with two goals. Lucas Gonu, Ryan Cuthill, Curtis Sernoskie and Tyler Orr added singles. Dave Hobbs collected three assists, Sernoskie and Jimmy MacMillan two apiece. Goaltender Mike Rosebrook made 25 saves in the win, including a couple of breakaway stops. The Metro-Valley Conference all-star showcase was held Saturday in Arnprior. The Valley Prospects topped their Metro counterparts 5-3. Brady Clouthier, Derrin Lehoux and Patrice Wren of the Wolves suited up for the Valley squad. Clouthier and Lehoux earned assists on a first-period goal. The Metro Division won a freewheeling Veterans game 17-9. Defenceman Ryan Lepine had one goal for the Valley side. Matt Johnston and Dave Hobbs were also in the Valley lineup. Goaltender Mike Rosebrook fell victim

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Timberwolves forward Matt Johnston, left, fights off a Metro Division opponent during Saturday’s Metro-Valley all-star game in Arnprior. to five goals in the first period. But the other two netminders pressed into service for the Valley each allowed six. The Metro-Valley also held their banquet but the Wolves were shut out of the awards. Valley Division semifinal: • Game 1: at Perth, Friday, Feb. 18 – 7:45 p.m. • Game 2: at Renfrew, Sunday, Feb. 20 – 7 p.m. • Game 3: at Perth, Wednesday, Feb. 23 – 7:45 p.m. • Game 4: at Renfrew, Friday, Feb. 25 – 8 p.m. • Game 5: at Perth, Sunday, Feb. 27 – 8 p.m. if necessary. • Game 6: at Renfrew, Tuesday, March 1 – 8 p.m. if necessary. • Game 7: at Perth, Friday, March 4 – 7:45 p.m. if neccesary. The No. 2-ranked Arnprior Packers and third-place Almonte Thunder lock horns in the other Valley Division semifinal series.

Gardner respectable at Tankard PETER CLARK

Throwing rocks for the Renfrew Curling Club, Chris Gardner turned in a respectable 5-and-5 record to finish in the middle of the 11-team field at the Dominion Tankard. The 2011 Ontario Men’s

Curling Championship was played in Grimsby Feb. 7 to 13. Gardner’s rink included third Don Bowser, second Brad Kidd and lead Simon Barrick. Glenn Howard of the Coldwater & District Curling Club captured another provincial title with a 10-3 win over Greg Balsdon of

the Lonnie Curling Club in the final. It’s the sixth consecutive year Howard has won the Tankard. He was also third for brother Russ’s team that won four provincial titles in a row and seven in nine years in the late 1980s into the 1990s.

Loyal Orange Lodge (L.O.L.) #1393 will be holding the 16th annual Bowl for Health and Fun on March 6. All proceeds will support Renfrew Victoria Hospital’s Dialysis Unit. Once again the event will be held at Opeongo Bowlodrome and funds raised will assist in the purchase of updated chairs needed for the unit. Organizers Norm Eady, seated, and Jim Logan promote the event with unit staff members Arlene Deloughery and Shelley White. For more information on how you can participate or pledge, call Norm Eady at 613-432-4200.

Family Day is Monday, Feb. 21 and it’s a much-needed break during what started off as a very busy new year. This is the last long weekend until April and everyone is brainstorming ways to make the most of this mini-vacation. So why not spend Family Day as originally intended: together as a family. And what better way than bundling up the kiddies and hitting the slopes together. Skiing and snowboarding are two of Canada’s most exciting winter sports. They are exhilarating ways to not only spend the winter but to spend time together as a family. Kids never tried it before? No worries! That’s where the Canadian Ski Council comes in. They’ve created the Grade 4 and 5 (born in 2000 or 2001). SnowPass program specifically to make it easy and affordable for parents to get their kids skiing or snowboarding. Pick up a SnowPass for your child today and you’ll get up to three free lift tickets at each participating ski area across Canada. This includes Calabogie Peaks and Mount Pakenham. For more information, visit, or The SnowPass costs $20 plus applicable taxes.

Rivalry renewed The Renfrew Timberwolves and Perth Blue Wings met often along the postseason playoff trail in the 1990s, and the year 2000. But they didn’t cross paths again in the post-season until 2007 when the Wolves pulled out a seven-game thriller in overtime. Three games were decided in overtime and two others late in the third period. But in the two series since, the Wolves haven’t fared too well. Both have been sweeps, including last spring’s Valley Division final. On Friday, they start anew when the teams clash in Perth at 7:45 p.m. Game two is back on Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre ice Sunday at 7 p.m. If the last meeting of the regular season means anything, the series should be interesting. The Wolves won a feisty 5-2 decision that emphasized the teams’ dislike for each other. The teams racked up 197 minutes in penalties in a playoff-like atmosphere, most as a result of a melee late in the third period. Longest winning streak ends: Alex Gough celebrated the one-year anniversary of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games by becoming the first Canadian ever to win a World Cup luge race last

PETER CLARK PETER’S PUTTERINGS Saturday in Paramonova, Russia. The result ended a streak of 105 races won by German women dating back to November of 1997. A German competitor finished second in this race. In select company: Mike Fisher shares a unique distinction. The ex-Ottawa Senator is only the second player in the National Hockey League – that I can think of – to be dealt to the city where his wife lives and works. The first was Wayne Gretzky. * * * The six quarterbacks to guide teams to Super Bowl titles twice are Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers; Roger Stauback, Dallas Cowboys; Bob Griese, Miami Dolphins; Jim Plunkett, Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders; John Elway, Denver Broncos; and Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers. And for this week: Who netted the Game 7 overtime game winner for the Wolves at Perth in 2007?



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the winners of the third draw and the Clark Trophy. On Feb. 12, the Renfrew Curling Club was the site for a successful Sweetheart Spiel, hosted by Shelley Jamieson and her many helpers. The fun day was enjoyed by 64 curlers and their friends and the team of Jean and Warren Klages and Ed and Laura Hanson came out on top. Thanks goes out to all who made this annual event such a tremendous success, especially this year as Shelley, having prepared everything, was away in Grimsby coaching her team of Special Olympians at the provincials. And from there Shelley brought home the best news of all. Jesse Collins, Geraldine Prince, Raymond Goodyear and Tom Welch and coaches Shelley and Lindsay Jamieson are bringing home a provincial champions’ banner. Congratulations to a very deserving team!

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Once again the Renfrew Amateur Wrestling club’s annual Renfrew Rumble was a great success with more than 195 participants. Held this past Saturday at the Renfrew Wing, teams from all over Ontario, Quebec and even a all girls team from Pennsylvania showed up, all to pit their wrestlers against the best the Valley has to offer. The many school teams here in Renfrew also sent their wrestlers to get them prepared for the upcoming Grant Lavallee qualifier on Feb. 28. The following Renfrew area wrestlers received the gold medal in their matches, Brandon McDonald, Jade Charlebois, Chelsea Bernard, Logan Picard, Ida Yates-Lavery, Angel Smith, Dylan Lambert, Jake Cartman, James Foran, Cierra Hanson, Tiara Lewis-Dowell, Sydney Phillips, Jolie Brisco, Alexa Gamache,

Lilly Warren, Danika Paquette, Teah Davidson, Morgan Dyer-Charlebois, Aleisha Ciphery, Declan Hunt, Curtis Forrest, Riley Bertrand, Henry Innes, Colten Charbonneau, Everett Fraser, Alex Tachiatis, Joey Hanniman, Dakota Stevens, Colton Warren, Cole Herbert, Dawson Brown, Justin Smith and Brendon Forester. Receiving silver medals were Sarah Malatesta, Molly McFarlane, Athena Mitchell, Foster Mclntyre, Montana Duncan, Athena Tachiatis, Natasha Lafont, Samantha Daynes, Samantha Smith, Mercedes Malone, Shanna Beauchamps, Teegan Tabbert, Haileigh Devlin, Alex Hagen, Kaid Marturano, Karly Frisk, Cody Letang, Gordon Trask, Cole Mckee, Cody MacDonald, Tyson Johnson, Daniel Brisco, Bryson Duncan, Taylor Mayotte, Bryson Lines, Stephen Hendry, Ben McNulty and Ryan Landriault.

Receiving bronze this time were Jordan Roderick, Faith Guyea, Cassey Hewitt, Rachel MacDonald, Theresa Hackbarth, Megan Terry, Calista Bennett, Dakota Hanson, Mikayla St. Michael, Cody Miron, Skylar Mirault, Gilles Cote, Alex Humphrey, Kelson Hart, Ryan Theobald, Ethan Jouldrey, Arron Lafont, Mitchell Roy, Danny Gpozatez and Jack McNulty. This was also the first tournament convened by new Mat Rat head coach Ed Picard who would like to thank all the volunteers behind the scenes who make tournaments like this come together, the other Renfrew team coaches and their staff, the setup and take-down personnel, all the cafeteria staff and draw masters, and to all the other teams, teachers and parents that show up to bring all the kids together in a great sport for a great time.

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Upper Ottawa Valley ringette teams travelled to Kingston this past weekend to partake in the annual “Romancing the Ring” Valentine’s tournament. The Belle B team played in the final game against West Ferris. UOV won 5-3 to bring home a gold medal. Members of the team are Annike and Renee Audet, Kathryn Carson, Amber Gillan, Lindsay Green, Jocelyn Howes, Jaimy Lacharity, Kristine Millar, Hillary Morgan, Ashley Raycroft, Kayla Quintal and Alana Sluiman. The Open UOV team downed Kingston 8-4 to also win gold. The UOV Tween B team was up against Beaconsfield Kirkland in the finals. They lit up the scoreboard to win 7-6. Gold-medal winners are Ally Cobb, Krysten Ingram, Andrea Martin, Alycia Cooco, Brooke Agnew, Emily Agnew, Emma Crozier, Bria Katsoulis, Stephanie Lee and Logan Wright. The Petite C team brought home silver with a close game against Kingston of 3-2.

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Winning the 2011 Sweetheart Spiel at the Renfrew Curling Club is the team of, from left, Ed Hanson, Laura Hanson, Jean Klages and Warren Klages.

The Renfrew Atom, Peewee and Midget Timberwolves have all drawn a quick edge in their Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League series. The Atom Wolves swamped the Deep River Knights 11-0 Friday night in the opening game of their four-point quarterfinal. Reid Barber had three goals and Carter Bleeks and Braedon Reinert two each to lead the Renfrew attack. Nicholas Crozier (1G, 3A), Simon Rose, Matthew Finan and Jared Burnette notched singles. Luke Moran posted an easy shutout. Connery Campbell earned the goaltending win and Bleeks had three more markers in the final regular season game, a 41 win over the Muskrat Voyageurs. Brendan Hill added one.


A number of teams have been busy playing in spiels and playdowns across the Valley and the province and having a fair bit of success. Barb Westgarth reports that her Renfrew girls did really well at the Crystal Heart Curling Classic last weekend, winning runner-up in the A flight consolation round open division, and finishing with a 4-and-2 record. For their efforts they were each given a custom-made bracelet comprised of heart-shaped links in copper and silver from Davidsons Jewellers who were platinum sponsors. The team consisted of skip Barb Westgarth, third Jo-Anne Dowdall-Brown, second Stephanie Langlois and lead Anne Windle. The event raised more than $40,000 for Heart and Stroke Foundation. It is an Ottawa City-wide ladies invitational bonspiel attended by 36 teams in the open division and 16 teams in the senior division. The two games lost came down to the last rock thrown. Meanwhile, the team of Rob Warren, Don Rouble, Jim Berg and Andy Humphries took home B side honours at the Pembroke Senior Men’s spiel. In club action, the Monday Set Team League, the A side was won by Rob Warren, Andy Humphries, Jim Berg and Brian Hewitt with four wins and a tie, while the runners up were the Bill Bowles team at 4-and-1. The B side winner was the team of Barb Westgarth, Shelley Jamieson, Stephanie Langlois and Barb Roy with a perfect record. The afternoon ladies declared the team of Joan Hickey, Vi Bujold, Jean Klages and Karen Lesaux


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Playoffs underway Continued from page 19 The Atom Wolves dropped a 4-0 exhibition game to the Ottawa West Golden Knights. The Peewee Wolves topped Valley Storm 3-1 in the first peewee playoff encounter. Ryan Boudreau, Kraig Thompson and Ben Scheuneman scored while Cameron Iob posted the netminding victory. The Midget Wolves blanked Valley Storm 4-0 behind Blake Schwartz’s second shutout of the season. Brett Riopelle, Stephen Cuthill, midget house affiliate Ryan Fraser and Devin Clouthier were Renfrew goalgetters. The Bantam Wolves face the Arnprior Packers. In house league play, NAPA Auto Parts chalked up four wins last week to reach the final of the Arnprior peewee house tournament. NAPA defeated the North Dundas Demons and Smiths Falls Bears 2-1, Pembroke 4-2 and Arnprior 8-1 before dropping the final 3-0 to Brockville. Dawson Campbell had five goals, Hunter Wright four, Evan Zohr and Brandon Hanniman two each, and Eric McIntyre, Jacob Sweeney and Charlie Strader solos. Hanniman and Elysa Essiambre had four assists against Arnprior. Braedon Vincent went the distance between the pipes for NAPA. Dawson Campbell reached the 50-goal plateau with two as NAPA topped B.R. Fulton Construction 4-1 in regular season play. Strader and McIntyre added singles, while Essiambre scored in a 2-1 setback to Pembroke. Chase Parkinson counted the Fulton’s marker. Parkinson also pulled the trigger six times in the Arnprior tournament as Fulton’s outscored Arnprior 7-

Barker’s Collision Centre recently had their own collision with some tournament hardware at the Almonte-Pakenham atom house hockey tournament. In front row from left are Darren Gould, Devin Limlaw, Brett Clouthier, McKale Van Genderen, Brooke Congdon, Brandon Nykyforak and Cally Dunbar; middle row, Breanna Mulvihill, Crawford Leavoy, Colton Dowd, Wyatt St. Michael, Bryce Schaap, Hunter Gilchrist and Everett Fraser; and back row, assistant coach Brydon Schaap, head coach Jim Congdon and trainer Duane Clouthier. Photo courtesy of Mandy and Bruce Dowd

4 and defeated Athens 9-2 before losing 3-2 to Smiths Falls. Lindsay Fulton added five markers and Justin Virgin and Garett McDonald a pair. Connor Fulton, Nicholas Bovair and Braeden Mackin pegged singles. Jordan Vandersleen was in goal for Fulton’s. Renfrew Pizzeria dropped 4-3 and 6-3 decisions to Pembroke and Cobden in the novice loop. Crawford Leavoy had two goals in both games. Ethan White and Alex Vanderploeg added others. Katie Brydges was between the pipes. Arnprior blanked Renfrew Metro 4-0. Summer Simons was in goal for Renfrew. USS Manufacturing and Petawawa skated to a 3-3 tie in midget action. David Cooco, Ryan Fraser and Jordan Charbonneau connected for USS. Travis Lemay was in the goalcrease. USS and Renfrew Esso both face Arnprior teams in the opening round of the midget house playoffs.



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NOTICE The first installment of the 2011 Interim Tax bill (all properties) is due Monday, February 28th, 2011. The first water/sewer bill for 2011 is also due Monday, February 28th, 2011. Payments can be made at the following locations: Municipal Office, PO Box 40, 44 Main Street, Cobden ON K0J 1K0 (Night Deposit box available at entrance) Bank of Nova Scotia – Cobden, Beachburg and Pembroke Branches

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The Upper Ottawa Valley Tween B team captured gold at the Kingston Valentine’s Ringette tournament over the weekend. In front is Bria Katsoulis; front row, Logan Wright, Renfrew; Andrea Martin, Renfrew; Stephanie Lee, Cobden; Brooke Agnew. Eganville; and back row, assistant coaches Curtis Crozier and Rob Agnew; Alli Cobb, Cobden; Krysten Ingram, Renfrew; Emma Crozier, Renfrew; Emily Agnew, Eganville; Alycia Cooco, Renfrew; coach Liz Cobb and trainer Lisa Ingram.

Tweens golden in Kingston LESLEY WRIGHT The Upper Ottawa Valley Tween B Girls ringette team showed how big their hearts were at the Kingston Valentine’s Tournament this past weekend when they came home with the gold. In their first game played on Friday afternoon, Upper Ottawa Valley downed Kingston 8-2. The girls pulled off a 2-1 Saturday win over St. Catharines, and on Sunday morning lost 6-3 to BKRA of Montreal.

However, UOV faced the Montreal team again in the final, and pulled out a 7-6 win for the gold. Scorers for the tournament were Emily Agnew and Krysten Ingram with four goals, and Alycia Cooco and Stephanie Lee three apiece. Alli Cobb and Logan Wright both collected two markers and Andrea Martin one. Cobb and Martin led the Renfrew team in assists with three each. Bria Katsoulis backstopped the team to the gold.


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BRINGING HOME THE GOLD The Upper Ottawa Valley Novice Rec team captured top honours with a 3-and-0 record at the Gloucester ringette tournament Feb. 4-5 weekend. With their team mascot, in from row from left, are Christine Schwan, Samantha Belanger, Emma Kluke, Gillian Findlay, Emma White and Kailey MacLeod; and back row Alexandra Lennox, Jordan Benedict, McKenna Richardson and Grace Speedie-Kargus.

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St. Joseph’s Jaguars advance to junior girls volleyball semifinal PETER CLARK

2010-11 at 4-and-5, and pulled out the final post-season berth. They have carried that momentum to a berth in the Renfrew County semifinal. Although they lost 3-0 to the defending champion Fellowes Falcons Tuesday, the Junior Jaguars topped the Renfrew Collegiate Raiders 3-1 to advance. They are back at Fellowes to take on the Arnprior

St. Joseph’s Jaguars girls volleyball teams landed Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association playoff spots on the final week of regular-season play. The Junior Jaguars – coached by Steve Jones and Meghan Campbell – finished

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Two RCI teams advance PETER CLARK

The Renfrew Collegiate Junior Raiders overcame a seven-point second-half deficit to run down the Opeongo Wildcats 51-42 in their Renfrew County junior boys basketball semifinal Tuesday at the Grant Gymnasium. Shazad Azam banged home 19 points, Josh Thero 14 and Blair MacKenzie nine for RCI. The Raiders are in Arnprior to decide the county champion today. The Senior Raiders lost a heartstopping semifinal to the General Panet Panthers 61-55. The Panthers scored nine points in the last minute. Jacob Crilly had a 24-point game for RCI. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL The Senior Raiders have advanced to the Renfrew County senior girls volleyball semifinal. The Raiders lost to the host Fellowes Falcons, but posted a 3-2 triumph over the St. Joseph’s Jaguars to secure a spot in today’s semifinal. They take on the Arnprior Redmen. The Senior Raiders wrapped up the regular season with wins over Opeongo 3-1 and the Mackenzie Mustangs 3-0 to climb into third place in the 11-team loop last week. The Raiders also dropped a 3-2 decision to the General Panet Panthers. The RCI junior girls also finished third and, as fate would have it, also met St. Joseph’s and Fellowes in Tuesday’s opening to the playoffs. A 3-1 loss to St. Joseph’s ended their quest for a semifinal berth.

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VARSITY HOCKEY Hockey on Feb. 9 saw the varsity girls hockey team in a tournament hosted by the Arnprior Redmen. Coach Kim Oattes was pleased with her team’s effort, although they came up short on the scoreboard in their three games. Hillary MacMillan fired home three goals and Sabrina Guyea one for RCI. The Arnprior Redmen doubled the Raiders 4-2, the Smiths Falls Redhawks topped the Raiders 31 and the Almonte Thunderbolts fended off RCI 3-0. The RCI varsity boys hockey team was in Petawawa where they won two of three games. The Raiders downed the Opeongo Wildcats and Madawaska Valley District Wolves 5-3 before suffering a 5-1 setback to the Bishop Smith Crusaders. Shawn Walters had six goals to pace the Raiders. Others came from Nick Sparling, Drew Edwards, Jason Fleury and Mitchell Ferguson. Keith Coupal was between the pipes for RCI. The Raiders will compete at the Renfrew County championship Feb. 23 and 24 at the Pembroke Memorial Centre. “We’re trying to break a threeyear (county championship) drought,” coach Scott Buffam said of the Raiders.

St. Joseph’s basketball playoffs

Continued from page 22 The Jaguars finished the 201011 Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association senior boys basketball season in fifth place. That meant a trip to Deep River to take on the No. 4 seed and rival A school Mackenzie Mustangs in the opening round of the Renfrew County playoffs. It was the Jaguars’ fourth game in as many days, but coach Teresa Naismith’s team hung tough, trailing by only two points with a minute to play. However, paced by some clutch free-throws in the final moments, the Mustangs earned some breathing room to win the quarterfinal 39-33. It was a strong defensive battle between the two teams, coach Naismith observed. Josh Lamourie led the St. Joseph’s attack with 12 points. The Senior Jaguars split their final two regular season games. The Jaguars fought back to force overtime, only to be clipped by the General Panet Panthers 65-59 last Tuesday. Brett Riopelle

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World’s first to receive Beatles master’s degree Renfrew native and Oakville resident in the academic and musical spotlight STEVE NEWMAN

Born in Renfrew and a long-time resident of Oakville, Ont., Mary-Lu Zahalan has gained global notoriety for receiving a degree like none other. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of media interviews after the 53year-old became the first of two recipients of the Liverpool Hope University master’s degree in The Beatles, Popular Music and Society last month. While she says she was never a fanatic of The Beatles, she was introduced to them by two older sisters and went on to incorporate their tunes into her own musical psyche. In fact, as a performing singer, who was nominated for a Juno Award in 1983, she sang a version of the English band’s 1963 hit, I Saw Her Standing There, by changing the ‘her’ to ‘him’. To remain a department head at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville that starts offering degree-programs in September 2011, she was required to have a postgraduate degree. She could have stayed in Canada to pursue master’s studies, but says the British university program spoke more specifically to her teaching needs. She is a particular admirer of the music of Paul McCartney, who, along with George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr, turned the world on its musical ear in the 1960s. As she already knew, the influence of the band resonates in Canada, where Canadians took to The Beatles about a year earlier than the U.S. As Zahalan points out in her master’s thesis, the “latent post-colonial cultural capital” experience in Canada helped Canadians embrace the moppy-haired Liverpool band. In the fall of 2009, she headed to Liverpool for what turned out to be 13 months of study. She left behind husband Chris Kennedy and daughters Kayla and Rachael, now 18 and 21, and continued studying while also giving two Sheridan courses on the access grid (an educational equivalent of skype). It was overwhelming, she says. “I almost came home in October.” However, she stuck with it, 25 years after last attending school as a student, and is glad she did … partly because of the exposure to such wonderful music. “There’s a clarity and simplicity and accessibility in their music. You hear a melody (of The Beatles) and you can easily sing it back,” says Zahalan, citing the examples of Please, Please Me and I Want to Hold Your Hand. Another attraction to The Beatles was the honesty of their songs, she says, meaning they didn’t try to expand beyond unreasonable boundaries, but just kept doing what they did better and better. Nor were The Beatles her only musical attraction. “I just love pop music. It wasn’t just about The Beatles,” she says. “They’re just a perfect example of pop music, for the way their music reflects our society but also for the way it defines

us.” Some people, she says, continue to call The Beatles’ music cheesy and bubblegum pop, but she points out that many of their melodies are destined to become “the nursery rhymes of the future.” TORONTO STAR ARTICLE She was reading the Toronto Star one day when a small article about the new master’s program at Liverpool Hope University caught her eye. As head of the music department’s commercial performance discipline in Sheridan’s music-theatre program, she needed to find an appropriate master’s degree. And this seemed to strike the right note. The hardest part of the degree for Zahalan was its deep British roots. “It was extraordinarily challenging because of the very indepth part on the cultural, economic and political state of the U.K., which I didn’t know a lot about,” she explains. Over the last few weeks, much of the

‘I couldn’t have been happier. I was just beyond the moon (to receive the degree).’ world has learned more about Zahalan and her degree, as she has told her story to journalists from such countries as New Zealand, Russia, the Ukraine, Colombia, United States and Canada. “There’s no shortage of people who want to know about it,” she says. That’s partly, she contends, because so many people remember what they were doing or where they were when hearing their first Beatles songs. Her favourite Beatles tunes are Got to Get You Into My Life and A Day In the Life, but she adds to her ‘Beatles’ list the McCartney and Wings’ song, Maybe I’m Amazed. Whoever makes it in the current musical industry has to be a little amazing, suggests Zahalan. As such, she says Sheridan College’s music-theatre program gives students the skills (of singing, dancing, acting and music) to compete in the industry. One of the program graduates is Renfrew-born actor Jennifer Wall. Zahalan, as the first of two to graduate with her particular master’s degree, hastens to point out that she wasn’t the only one to graduate first. She says she shares that credit with Sarah Reno of Texas, while Sara Kellogg of Oregon, Sean O’Connor of Vancouver and Maria Valencia-Lopez of Venezuela were unable to receive theirs in person. She also notes that everyone in her class will graduate with the degree, including two more this summer. From her own recent studies, Zahalan

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Mary-Lu Zahalan of Oakville, Ont., celebrates reception of her master’s degree in The Beatles, Popular Music and Society. Penny Lane is a Beatles song whose name was derived from this street in the band’s hometown of Liverpool. says she has learned that it’s never too late to learn. Having survived thyroid cancer in 2006, she adds, “There’s no time like the present.” To which she adds, of her degree: “It’s great, at this time of your life, to have something so appealing.” When photos were taken for distribution to the media, she says her great smile came easily. “I couldn’t have been happier. I was just beyond the moon and so happy to be at the other end of that long year.” Looking back, Zahalan describes herself as a good Ottawa Valley girl with fond memories of Renfrew, including visits to grandparents Mary and Martin Bolger on Argyle Avenue over the years.

RENFREW ROOTS Zahalan, the daughter of Patricia Bolger and George Zahalan, only lived in Renfrew for a few months. The family lived in Montreal until she was six, and Quebec City until she was 16, before moving to Oakville. During her childhood there were many family trips to Renfrew as well as to the Calabogie area to rent a summer cottage. She is the niece of the late Mary Ellen Enright and late Rita Totten, and niece by marriage to Pearl Bolger, also of Renfrew. The master’s degree isn’t the last of Zahalan’s projects. She plans to write a book on the challenges and rewards of being a mature student.


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A new voice joined Valley airwaves Valentine’s Day. Andrew Cartwright, a popular Montreal newscaster and morning show host with Valley roots, joined Valley Heritage Radio 98.7 FM Feb. 14. Cartwright brings 10 years of radio broadcast experience with him. “I’m so thrilled with this opportunity” to bring a new, revamped morning show to Ottawa Valley listeners, he said in a recent news release. He most recently served as news director at CJAD in Montreal. Previously he worked as the morning man at 103.7 and Mike FM, sound engineer at Wicked Wind Studios and weekend sports announcer at CINW, all in the Montreal area. “Cartwright’s experience in all aspects of producing and directing morning radio will bring a new perspective to morning program listeners in the Ottawa Valley,” said Heritage Radio president Vic Garbutt. “Andrew will deliver an interesting and informative morning show that will provide a new, great way to start mornings in the Valley.” Self-described as a ‘frugal foodie and avid movie/TV enthusiast’, Cartwright, with family origins in the Ottawa area, is excited about joining the Valley Heritage Radio family. When asked what he’s looking forward to the most about moving to the Valley, Cartwright says it’s “sampling local cuisine, weekend garage sales and ‘shaking hands’ with as many Valley residents as possible.” Valley Heritage Radio is the Ottawa Valley’s first non-profit, community owned and operated, full-power, English-language radio station in the Valley. It’s 13,000-watt broadcast signal covers most of the Valley and serves the world at The family-oriented station offers a wide variety of music, news, weather, traffic, community events, and live weekend local artist showcases.




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STAFF WRITER Yesterday at the Travelodge West, hundreds lined up to cash in antiques, collectibles, gold and jewejry at the Treasure Hunters Roadshow. The free event is in Ottawa all week, buying gold, silver, antiques and collectibles. One visitor I spoke with yesterday said, “It’s unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces—in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $700. That stuff has been in my jewelry box and dresser for at least 20 years.” Another gentleman brought in an old Fender guitar his fathar had bought years ago. The man said, “Dad had less than fifty bucks in that guitar.” The Roadshow expert that assisted him made a few phone calls and a veterinarian in Seattle, Washington bought the guitar for

“IT’S UNBELIEVABLE, I BROUGHT IN SOME OLD COINS THAT HAD BEEN IN A LITTLE CIGAR BOX FOR YEARS AND SOME OLD HERRINGBONE NECKLACES—IN LESS THAN FIFTEEN MINUTES I LEFT WITH A CHECK FOR $700.” $5,700.00. The seller continued, “I got another $150.00 for a broken necklace and an old class ring. It’s not ever y day that someone comes to town bringing six thousand dollars with your name on it.”

Gold and silver pour into yesterday’s Roadshow due to highest prices in 40 years. markets are soaring,” says Archie Davis, a Roadshow representative. “Broken jewelry and gold and silver coins add up very quickly. I just finished working with a gentleman that had an old class ring, two bracelets and a handful of silver dollars. His check was for over $650.00. I would say that there were well over 100 people in here yesterday that sold their scrap gold.” The Roadshow continues today starting at 9am. The event is free and no appointment is needed. If you go to the Roadshow, you can cash-in your items for competitive prices. Roadshow representatives will be available to assess and purchase your items at the Travelodge West, this week through Saturday, in Ottawa.

Jeff Parsons, President of the Treasure Hunters Roadshow commented, “Lots of people have items that they know are valuable but just don’t know where to sell them. Old toys, trains, swords,guitars, pocket watches or just about anything old is valuable to collectors. These collectors are willing to pay big money for those items that they are looking for.” This week’s Roadshow is the best place to get connected with those collectors. The process is free and anyone can bring items down to the event. If the Roadshow experts find items that their collectors are interested in, offers will be made to purchase them. About 80% of the guests that attend the show end up selling one or more items at the event. Antiques and collectibles are not the only items the Roadshow is buying. “Gold and silver

WHAT WE BUY COINS Any and all coins made before 1964, all conditions wanted! GOLD & SILVER PRICES AT 40 YEAR HIGH for platinum, gold and silver: broken jewelry, dental gold, old coins, pocket watches, Krugerrands, gold bars, Canadian Maple Leafs, etc. JEWELRY Gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, all types of stones and metals, rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. (including broken jewelry) Early costume jewejry wanted. WRIST & POCKET WATCHES Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Ebel, Waltham, Swatch, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Illinois, Hamilton, all others. TOYS, TRAINS, DOLLS All makers and types of toys made before 1965: Hot Wheels, Buddy L, Smith Miller, Nylint, Robots, Battery Toys, Mickey Mouse, train sets—Marklin, Aerican Flyer, Lionel, Hafner, all other trains, Barbie dolls, GI Joe, Shirley Temple, characters, German. MILITARY ITEMS & SWORDS Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc: swords, badges, clothes, photos, medals, knives, gear, letters. The older the swords, the better.


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With your help, Renfrew County can become a bigger loser than Lanark County – but in a good way. The two counties are squaring off over the next three months in a friendly battle of the bulge. Slim till You Win is a competition between the people of Renfrew County and Lanark County, to see which county’s residents can lose more weight by the final weigh-in date of April 28. The goal is to have at least 100 people from each county sign up for the competition, notes Renfrew County health promotion officer Melissa McInnes. The contest also focuses on a lifestyle change and to give people the tools to make healthy decisions. Registration and launching dates have been taking place at high schools throughout the two counties. The next registration is tonight (Thursday) in Renfrew at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Doing it at that time coincides with the walking program, McInnes said. The Heart Wise Exercise program of

Slim till You Win is a race between Renfrew and Lanark counties to see whose residents can lose more weight by the final weigh-in date of April 28.

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The Bank of Canada declared the 2009 recession over by July of that year, but the uncertain economic climate persists. In fact, the national bank declared Canada’s economy wouldn’t reach its capacity again until 2011. Well, 2011 has arrived and people are still struggling, as companies trained to help people lessen their economic woes include the Ottawa-based firm Raymond Chabot Inc. In recent years, area residents have travelled to the company’s Ottawa offices for advice. But now the firm is coming to them, by opening offices in Arnprior and Renfrew. The Renfrew office is at 117 Raglan St. South in the same building occupied by the law firm of Stewart, McNab & Prince. Estate administrator Debbie Wall will be in the Renfrew office Wednesday mornings. She’ll also be in Arnprior, at 16 Edward Street, for Wednesday afternoon

Trustee Stanley Loiselle and estate mond Chabot Inc. appointments. Staff members at the two Renfrew County offices will also include Stanley Loiselle, partner of Raymond Chabot Inc. A chartered insolvency and restructuring professional (CIRP) and bankruptcy trustee, he has worked in the industry

administrator Debbie Wall of Rayfor 16 years. For many Canadians it’s still a volatile economic time, but not surprising, says Loiselle. OTHER FINANCIAL STRAINS Bankruptcy or other financial strains can happen to anyone, he

emphasizes. “Canadians are still at recordhigh debt levels,” he says, alluding to how Toronto Dominion Bank says the ratio of debt-toincome levels for Canadians will rise from current levels of about 146 per cent to 151 per cent. “You can never know. It’s always an event,” says Loiselle. “One of the spouses takes ill, or there’s an accident, or there’s debt you can’t cope with.” He also notes some economic trends, namely that more people over 50 are facing bigger economic challenges than they were a decade or so ago. Sometimes this is because one has to work later in life than anticipated, or they may take on debt for their children that becomes unbearable, says Loiselle. “Credit cards don’t monitor your income, but people don’t ways make the appropriate payments.” That’s where Raymond Chabot Inc. enters the picture. “Sometimes people need help with budgeting,” says Loiselle. Usually, a trustee (or credit

counsellor) provides options for clients. Bankruptcy may be one; recommended lifestyle changes may be another. And a third option may be the creation of a consumer proposal. A consumer proposal stops creditors from pursuing legal action. As Raymond Chabot’s recent ads in The Mercury indicate: You can break away from debt and keep what you hold dear.” Such proposals allow one to keep all their assets, avoid bankruptcy and consolidate debts into a single, no-interest, monthly payment. Raymond Chabot Inc. specializes in personal and commercial bankruptcies, consumer proposals and business turnaround. Appointments are taken within 24 hours, and one’s first and confidential consultation is free. Raymond Chabot’s other locations are the Ottawa main office at 2505 St. Laurent Blvd. and 900 Morrison Drive in Ottawa-West. The company can be reached from Arnprior at 613-236-5678, or from Renfrew by calling the tollfree number of 1-888-830-9090.

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BIRTHDAY GIRL HELPS OTHERS Chloe Gibbons enjoyed her seventh birthday Feb. 2, but made the people around her and many she doesn’t even know feel better. Instead of asking for presents, Chloe requested that family and friends bring to her birthday party, an item for the Renfrew and District Food Bank. The donations brought to her included $40 in cash. Food bank vice president Debi Virtue is proud to except two $20 bills and the food items from Chloe at the Plaunt Street food bank location. Mercury photo by Peter Clark




VICTORIA LIGHT JAGUAR JOURNAL With spring just around the corner, SJHS is already looking towards the 2011/12 school year. On Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. we will host an open house to showcase to prospective students and parents just what SJCHS has to offer. Grade 7 and 8 parents and students who are interested in attending St. Joe’s in the fall are invited to wander throughout the school and to sit in on some interactive presentations in science, tech and arts. The evening will also include musical performances by various entertainers.

Focus back on academics Semester one is now behind us; semester two is in full stride. The students are gearing up for the wretched five months of hard work, sport, and community involvement. Naturally RCI’s main focus of semester two is academics, but there is also a lot to look forward to in the upcoming months. Perhaps the biggest event of the semester is Relay for Life, an annual event organized by the school. Throughout the semester volunteers of the school work vigorously to make it perfect; with meetings happening on a regular basis, many sacrifice their free time to help. The biggest contributors to the event have to be Mr. and Mrs. Wright who have dedicated hours of their time planning meetings and making sure everything is so. Without the strong support and devotion of the Wright’s and the student volunteers’ time, Relay for Life would ultimately not be as successful as it has been over the last three years. For the sporting kind, semester two is for you. Throughout semester, many sports take place at RCI. Built on a strong reputation of sporting excellence, this

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CHARLIE BOSSY RAIDER RAP is a prime way for the students of the school to shine. A strong point of the school is the track and field team, who year after year send many athletes to the acclaimed OFSSA event. This success is the result of excellent coaching and student dedication throughout the years. Renfrew Collegiate Grade 7 and 8 students have spent a great deal of time and energy preparing speeches for an in-school competition. Congratulations to the top three who were chosen to go on to the competition at the Renfrew Legion: Nickie Nagy, Jenika Steele and Valiyah Kurshid. With exams finished and school back to its regular schedule it will be interesting to see how the semester unfolds. The hallways are looking brighter and the students know it is a new chapter in their lives. With every semester comes anticipation, and the students will find a surprise around every corner….

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Second semester at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School is well underway and the winter is ticking away. This week, our Dominican Republic (DA) team is in Yamasa for a week-long a humanitarian mission. They are also accompanied by other participants from our sister school Bishop Smith High School in Pembroke. Students from the DR team will share their experience in the coming weeks. On Wednesday night, we held the first SJHS Girls Night, an overnight experience for girls from Grades 8 to 12, to explore self-esteem issues. In addition, this week, the SJHS Jazz band will perform for students of St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School and St. John XXIII Catholic School in Arnprior.

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Joyce Calverley saw a gray jay strike one of the windows in her home. The bird paused for awhile to rest and then flew off without any apparent ill effects. Frank Latendresse found a redpoll that had injured its wing but he fed and protected it for a few days and released it. If a bird is not seriously injured, the best treatment is to protect it and wait for it to recover and then release it. A RED-TAILED HAWK Hi, Jim and Ila: I look after the small power house on the Bonnechere River in Eganville and as I was making regular inspection this morning around 8:30 I saw a large hawk take off from the intake walkway on the north side of the power house and fly upstream to light on the roof of a near-by building. Ever since the old grist mill has been torn down the local pigeons have made the area beneath the bridge as their roosting/nesting area. They also use the roof of the adjacent building. This hawk, which I later identified as a Red-Tailed, presumably caught a pigeon and was busy eating it when I startled it after I entered the power house. The hawk could have ambushed its prey while it was taking a drink at the only open water available at this time of the year caused by the turbine suction. There was not much left of the pigeon when I examined the dining spot, just lots of feathers. The hawk remained at its vantage point on the roof for about

SCENE FROM THE HAWK’S EYE 10 minutes or so and I clearly saw the red tail as it flew past the dam down river, holding a remnant of the pigeon carcass. Red-tails must be one of the largest of the hawk family. Franklyn Scheer The red-tailed hawk is only slightly smaller in size than the rough-legged hawk (they are our two largest hawks); however, both weight the same, two and a half pounds (1.2kg).



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A FIRST AT OUR HOME Tuesday morning Ila heard two ravens causing a terrible fuss. Their attention was being directed at a large ball of feathers in one of our basswood trees. When she got the binoculars and focused on the bird she was very surprised to see a huge grey bird with very large facial discs, two bright yellow eyes, a white moustache and brown and gray streaked body feathers, all the field marks of a great gray owl. We have had barred and sawwhet owls come to our feeders looking for mice but this is the first great gray that ventured so close.




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ROBINS SPEND THE WINTER Shelley Vigras has two robins coming to her feeder on Swamp Road. She says the birds look very healthy and their feathers are very bright. The birds must be finding berries in the area. Mountain ash, buckthorn, highbush cranberry and juniper are all winter favourites. They will come to feeders for suet and suet mixtures. A NEW TENANT Jim McLaren’s bird feeder has been taken over by a red squirrel. He says the animal has collected chips, leaves and sticks and covered the platform feeder to a depth of several inches. No bird is allowed to come near the feeder and the squirrel is always around to protect his property. It has come to the stage where the squirrel never leaves the feeder Jim says it looks as if he is completely exhausted from his efforts and may have to retire. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, RR 5, Renfrew, Ont., K7V 3Z8. Phone 613-432-2738 or email jamesh@

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Since being placed on the endangered species list bald eagles have made a comeback, as evidenced by the number we are seeing in our area. The restricted use of pesticides and severe hunting restrictions has increased their numbers greatly. Eagles are often depicted as vicious predators but the bald eagle is really a somewhat timid carrion feeder. On the west coast they feed on fish during the spawning run. Here they feed o the carcasses of dead animals mainly white-tailed deer and fish that are washed up on shore or on the ice. On occasion they will make their own kills, usually water birds or steal food from ospreys or crows. This week Gord Wallace saw a bald eagle that was being mobbed by a murder of crows. He said he would never have seen the bird had it not been for the fuss the crows were making. The eagle just flew away, not a fighter.

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Douglas Frosty Fun

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There were plenty of indoor activities, including crafts and games, to keep the kids busy at Douglas Frosty Fun Saturday afternoon. Sophie Dwyer, 3, is pretty happy with her creation.

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Dorothy and Kayla OGorman of Douglas watch the hockey skills competitors, who include Kaylaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, goaltender Brady.

Earl Walsh and his Percherons lead this sleigh ride for Frosty Fun participants on Sunday afternoon.

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There were glitches, but not many, as another successful Douglas Frosty Fun winter carnival entered the history books last weekend. The weather co-operated for the three-day event that featured a wide variety of children’s and family-oriented games, as well as the traditional mainstays, like the sleigh rides, men’s hockey, Lions Club breakfast, six-hand euchre and the Sunday-night beef dinner. Community support for the event allows it to continue to be a pivotal part of Douglas-andarea residents, too, says recreation committee member Dawn Afelskie. “The donations of food and prizes are tremendous. It’s pretty staggering what the community businesses and individuals do, and the people come out and spend their money and enjoy the weekend.” A big draw is the men’s hock-

ey tournament. A few years ago, they expanded to more teams, but returned to the more successful eight-team format. This year the Shamrocks won the B final over the Grattan Boys. In the A final, Fraser’s Flyers − a team of fellow electricians and other friends of Douglas player Fraser Agnew − won a fast-paced game 3-0 over the Pole Cats. Chris Johnson of Carleton Place scored the winner when he intercepted a pass just inside the blue line and picked the top corner behind Benj Zomers. Chris Hobbs of Shawville made it 2-0, and Kevin ‘Timmy’ Anstett, also of Carleton Place, provided insurance. Two late penalty shots − the punishment for taking a minor penalty − were unsuccessful against goalkeeeper Darren Staal of Combermere. Another weekend highlight was the Saturday afternoon indoor activities for children, with crafts and games, keeping children at St. Michael’s Catholic School well after the 3 p.m.

scheduled closing. More than 40 children participated in the craft table where they created Melty snowmen or Valentine’s Day butterflies. Youngsters also enjoyed new play stations of musical mats, a fish pond and ring-toss, as well as the colouring contest, bean bag toss mini golf, farmers grain table, face painting and the freetoy raffle. The winners list, from the Molson draw board and prize donation, consisted of Mike McHale, Ryan Afelskie, Ron Selle, Britney Graham, Jordan MacDougal, Gwen Dick, Riley Prince, Robert Afelskie, Pat Donohue, Dale McLeod, Jack Charlebois, Aileen Patterson, Pam McLeod, Paul Simon, Lindsey Dougherty, Chris Lesaux, Jacob Afelskie and Donnie Simpson. Back outside, winners in the ages 7-10 hockey skills included Brayden Dellaire for most shots on goal, with Ethan Prange a close second. Nicholas Olmstead and Jack Dillabough went 1-2 in the agility race and shot on goal.

Fastest skaters were Nicholas Olmstead, at 19.9 seconds, with Jack Dillabough second at 20.2 and Nicholas Egan third at 20.4. The group winners for the 1113 age group were: • Group 1 − Shots on goal: 1. Liam McHale, 2. Corey Selle. Fastest skaters: Fastest skaters: 1. Morgan McGrath 18 seconds, 2. Liam McHale 18.1. • Group 2 − Shots on goal: 1. Danny McGrath, 2. Savannah Enright. Agility and shot on goal: 1. Dalton McClure. Fastest skaters: 1. Danny McGrath 16.8, 2. Rory McGrath 18.7, Joey Dillabough 19. With a smaller showing for the 14-17 age category Sunday, some younger competitors also took part to make the event more enjoyable. The winners were Liam McHale for shooting accuracy, Brandon English for pilon relay, and Tyler Intyre for fastest forward skater and fastest backward skater. The Eganaters were the winning team at Family Trivia on Friday night. Eight teams of six

players battled for points in the event emceed by Rob Jamieson. Six-hand euchre was a big hit each evening. Winners of Friday night, sponsored by Bromley Farm Supply, were Danny Lecourse, Danny Valliquette and Elmer Bochert. Harvey and Janet McLaughlin, and Helen Visinskie were winners of Saturday’s event sponsored by R.J. Selle and Son. The BEI-sponsored Sunday winners were Rita Valliquette, Anna Hubers and Ann-Marie Primeau. The successful chuck-a-puck event produced winners in Seamus McHale and Dawn Afelskie, with respective throwing help from Liam McHale and Morgan McGrath. Other winners were Braedon Troutman and William Egan for the basketball free-throw contest. The colouring contest winners were Anthony McCallum (10+), Beatrice Herwig (6-9) and Layne Jessup (five and under). New events included broomball, which attracted a small handful of youngsters Saturday.

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1032A MARY ST. DOUGLAS 1.5 storey home with addition Kit, L.R., 1 BDR, 1-3 pc bath on main floor. 3 BDR, 1-4pc bath on second floor. Full unfinished basement, drilled well, NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM. Asking $69,900. Call Ross 433-1133

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


170 TASSE AVE. R-4000, brand new bungalow, open concept, kit., D.R., separate L.R., 1-4pc bath jacuzzi, separate shower, 2 good size B.D.’s, full unfinished basement with plumbing for bath, laundry room facilities, E.B.R. heat. Asking $224,000. Call Ross for viewing 613-433-1133.


IMMACULATE PROPERTY — with 177 acres in total. 1800 sp. ft. brick bungalow, restored farmhouse, 1 bedroom bungalow, three cottages & five trailer sites. New outdoor wood furnace installed and services all homes. 30ft. x30 ft. garage. Year round income approx. $30,000. Great fishing area. Call Ross 433-1133.

Privacy and Quality. 1.3 acres backing onto the Madawaska River, Sandy Beach, custom built 1.5 storey brick & vinyl, 4 year old home. Highlights: Generous 3 car garage. Gorgeous open style kitchen featuring cherry cabinets, DR, overlooking the water. Great room with quality wood burning fireplace. Capable of heating 3000 sq. ft. Den or B.R., M.B.R. with ensuite. Large closet provides plenty of room, Sec. Level 3 B.R., 1-4pc bath, plus playroom, full basement with party room. Heated by pellet stove. Workshop, storage. Additional lot included in price. Call Ross 433-1133 for further details

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39 Renfrew Ave. W., Unit 1 Renfrew, Ontario 613-432-8122

Helping you is what we do.


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

Marianne Carroll Broker 613-433-4275

Sherri Cobus Sales Representative 613-432-1947

Allison Shields-Mulvihill Sales Representative 613-433-2880


Christena McNab Sales Representative 613-570-1443

Mike Coulas Sales Representative 613-432-0092

Catherine O'Neil Broker 613-432-2333



Great starter home for the young family! Many upgrades for this 3bdrm, 1.5 storey; roof shingles, windows, oak kitchen, flooring. Dining, living, kit, laundry on main fl. Nestled on a large corner lot. Close to school playground. Call us to view!

Town Living with a Country Feel! Private fenced backyard for this 2 bedroom bungalow with detached single car garage. Many updates. Close to hospital & school. Give us a call to view!


Exceptional property offering a view for miles in all directions. 300 Acres with updated farmhouse and several outbuildings offering heated garages, storage and so much more. Four bedrooms, lg eat-in kitchen, living + dining area + newer addition of a family room. French doors, fieldstone fireplace, hardwood floors & wraparound deck. Must be seen to be appreciated. Call today for New Price!

54 PLAUNT ST N • 2 Storey home with gorgeous old fashion trim work and gleaming hardwood floors • Energy audit completed in 2010 • New gas furnace, newer windows and roof • Central Air & Central Vac. MLS#781427

63 ALVA DRIVE • Family friendly home in private location • Bright & spacious brick & stone home with 2+2 bedrooms & 2 baths • Open concept kitchen/dining room with patio doors to back veranda • Sunken living room with hardwood floors, 12’ ceilings, large windows & propane fireplace • Attached double, heated garage MLS#755689


463 JESSUP RD • • • •

Private & immaculate 2 + 2 bedroom bungalow Short distance to Renfrew or Pembroke for commuters Detached 25’ x 30’ insulated garage Main floor laundry, central air & loads of storage space MLS#781290

63 MCBRIDE RD • New home built in 2010 with higher end finishing touches • 1347 sq. ft. approx with 3 + 2 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and fully finished lower level • Open concept kitchen/dining room & living room with hardwood floors • Large foyer with ceramic tile and entrance to single garage


MLS# 781868



Extremely well kept bungalow on quiet street Fully insulated garage/ workshop Large family room with gas fireplace Master bedroom with patio doors opening onto deck that looks out to a private back yard MLS#775840

627 FORTINGTON STREET • Put your business where it can be seen! • Ideal location for your business, close to HWY #17 & box stores • Plenty of parking • Bright & spacious with 2 front door access • Private office in back MLS#770869

• 2 units available for lease in lower level of building • Unit C – 760 sq. ft., Unit D – 900 sq. ft. • Central to downtown area • Gas heat, central air • Rent includes heat & hydro • Perfect space for doctor office, lawyer office, accounting office or general office space. MLS#781732-UnitC

MLS#781733-Unit D


98 & 100 RAGLAN ST. S • Excellent location for this 1200 sq. ft. retail space with plenty of parking • 2 – 1 bedroom apartments upstairs, currently tenant occupied • Entire building just finished renovations • Available for immediate occupancy MLS#775296


280 Mask Road Building lot in Industrial Park. Zoned M-3 with many possibilities! MLS#779371 46 Haramis Drive Prime location for this building lot! MLS#769906 161 Bank Street Excellent in-town building lot! MLS#770784 O’Brien Road Excellent location for highway access. 1 acre lot in the heart of high commercial activity. Plenty of options & potential. MLS#781726

233 AIRTH BLVD • • • •

Best buy on the market today! Semi-detached, 3 bedroom bungalow Fenced backyard with storage shed Upgraded windows, doors, roof, flooring, central air • Great Location! Close to amenities MLS#778706

5961 MATAWATCHAN ROAD • This well maintained, neat & tidy, 2 bedroom bungalow is situated on private treed lot in Griffith • Detached sunroom, large outbuilding + garage, all with tin roofs • Cozy wood stove in living room • Available for immediate occupancy! MLS#759114

660 HYDRO BAY ROAD • 19 acres great for hunting & recreation • 3 boat launches with 725’ frontage on Muskrat Lake • Mixed bush with 4 wheeler trails throughout • Great location to build your dream home away from the busy city! MLS#755153

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


Dennis Yakaback

Morris Eady

Broker of Record Res. 432-9025 Cell 432-1830


Real Estate Broker Cell


Patti Reid Cell

Sales Rep.





Warm And Welcoming! 1 1/2 storey, 3 bedroom home is just nice to come home to at the end of the day. Trendy, bright interior. A full bath and laundry on the main level and a powder room on the second floor just outside the master bedroom. Main floor family room. Great centre town location - walking distance to downtown core. MLS #777570


Charlene Riopelle Badour Vincent Johnston

Sales Rep.

Real Estate Broker




Rick Reid Sales Rep.




This is a beautifully renovated home is the heart of the ottawa valley only a short drive from renfrew, this home boasts an attached garage and huge lot Call 149900 call Vince at 613-433-2254


Kelly Derue

Sales Rep.

Res. 432-7870 Cell

Super 4 bedroom family home on large corner lot has cozy wood stove in living room, main floor master & laundry & a re-modeled kitchen with island. Move in condition! $119,900 Call Patti 401-0197 or Rick 401-3212 to view. MLS#780333



2855B HIGHWAY 132

$159,900 Spacious and gracious! This 1 1/2 storey sits on a lovely deep lot close to downtown. Main floor offers a large living rm with hardwd floors and fireplace. Seperate dining room. Upstairs there are 3 bedrms and sitting rm. Call Dennis 613-432-0041. MLS#781448

A real stunner! 3 fully finished levels of living space. Warm interior with mix of pine and hardwood floors. 4 bedroom. 3.5 baths. Nicely treed lot just under 10 acres in size. $367,000. Call Dennis to view 613-432-0041. MLS #761251

24007 HIGHWAY 41



Move in condition! This centrally located home has newer windows, doors, roof, flooring, kitchen and bath! Plus a mechanic’s dream... an insulated garage! $174,900. Call Charlene 433-4082 or Patti 401-0197. MLS #773415

$99,000 - Close to 4 season recreation. Drilled well and septic. Sure beats renting! Call Dennis to view 613-432-0041. MLS #769513

Location, Location, Location! Downtown and close to everything. You wouldn’t even need a vehilcle. 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 storey. Nice rear yard. Only $114,900. MLS#779065




1.25 ACRES



One of a kind location for this 5 bedroom family home. Walk to downtown, enjoy the melennium trail at your doorstep or just sit back and enjoy the lovely 3/4 acre lot. Family style kitchen. Generous sized rooms throughout - $249,900. Call Dennis at 613-432-0041 MLS #775814

6647 HIGHWAY 132


This gem of a house has been extensively renovated within the last 5 years. Reno’s include addition, decks, windows, drywall, adding an ensuite, wiring, plumbing & much more. Heated/insulated garage. Call Patti 401-0197 to view. MLS#778464

Large 4 bedroom in the heart of Burnstown has tons of potential as a studio, recreational property, home business. New drilled well and frontage on the Madawask River. Main level has new laminate flooring. $179,900. Call Patti 401-0197. MLS #773175

Fabulous 3 BR, 3 bath bungalow on 5 acres of privacy! Very well maintained home with walk out lower level, detached 2 car garage/workshop. $285,000. Call Patti to view 401-0197 MLS#770826










Great value here. Detached 70x40 ft shop. Great living quarters plus attached shop. Good office space all set on 2.5 acres. $139,900 the price is unbelievable!!! MLS #751068. Call Dennis 613-432-0041

Triplex consisting of 3 1 bedrm apartments. Several updated windows and new exterior doors. Interior is in a good state of repair. 3 fridges, 3 stoves. Live in 1 unit while renting the others. Priced to sell at $139,900 Call Dennis 432-0041

Large 4+1 bedroom home in town & on the banks of the Bonnechere River. Nice private back yard. A super family home. $189,000. Call Patti 401-0197. MLS#757702

3 bedroom brick bungalow with 2 car garage on a quiet lot. Large sunroom overlooks the Bonnechere River. Gas fireplace and finished basement. Call Charlene 613-433-4082. $239,900. MLS #772017







Brick bungalow with 2 car detached garage on large lot in a private setting. Close to Calabogie skiing, golfing and race track. $199,900. Call Vince 613-433-2254. MLS #780265

Beautiful home set on 200ft. deep lot in fenced rear yard, with detached garage. Hospital/retirement home neighbourhood. Has already had all the TLC, and is ready to move in! Call Vince Johnston 613-433-2254 MLS #778289

Country Living at it’s best! This two bedroom + hi ranch is situated on 1.45 acres with two small cabins. Three lakes near by. A must sell. Call Charlene at 613-433-4082. MLS #779119

A rare find - 1/2 acre lot in town! Solid, all brick 3 bedroom bingalow with 2 car garage. Shopping close by and short drive to Highway 17. $249,900. Easy to show. Call Patti 613-401-0197. MLS #774869

Three lots on Holmes Rd. 2.59, 3.07 and 3.46 looking out over the Dragonfly golf course. Call Charlene 613-433-4082 2 building lots. 2 minutes 2 Renfrew. 2 Good 2 Miss out on. $27,000. each Call Kelly 613-433-2681


In a sought after residential area. Stunning rear yard. 4 bedrooms, separate dining room. Family kitchen. Finished basement. Lifetime metal shingle roof. $329,900. Call Dennis at 613-432-0041 MLS# 770476

On Duty This Weekend Vincent Johnston Sales Rep. 613-432-7870

I welcome your weekend call on any listed property

Calabogie Winter Carnival

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Clockwise from above left: Travis Wilson, Abby Emon (centre) and Sara Thievierge try a blancing act on this single pair of board skis. Lila Allen, 4, is a machine on blades as Breanne Emon accompanies her. Alice Farrell presents the Servers Challenge trophy to winner Tammy Ott of TJ’s Housecleaning. She cleaned up in the final against Bonnie Farrell, who looks on.

Mercury photos by Steve Newman

Nicholas Emon catches some air with his Snow MX on the sliding during last weekend’s Calabogie Winter Carnival.

Open House Guide

Your key to must-see homes in the area! Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage

Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage

Sun. Feb. 20 2-4 p.m.

2441 Eady Rd., RENFREW

2451 Eady Rd., RENFREW

Peter Vincent, Broker 613-432-0319

Peter Vincent, Broker 613-432-0319



Sun. Feb. 20 2-4 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 19 2-4 p.m.


Sun. Feb. 20 2-4 p.m.

397 Charles Ave.

58 Scobie Rd., HALEY/CHENAUX

June Laplaunte, Sales Rep. 613-623-7922

Pat Forrest, Sales Rep. 613-623-7922



FROM THE OLD FILES will thus be an opportunity to enquire into the matter before the act is passed. PURCHASED STORE: This week, Mr. James Ferguson, son of Mr Alex Ferguson, who for the past few years has been managing a store in North Cobalt, has this week purchased Mr. Alex Fraser’s Boot and Shoe store and will take charge of the business in March. Mr. Ferguson is a well known and popular young man in Renfrew and it is hoped he will meet with success in his new business.

to say any fair-minded man will agree that the sound in the theatre is 75 percent better than in the theatres of the bigger cities. This theatre has the advantage of being built for sound and it is almost acoustically perfect.” --- Mr J.L. Murray speaking at the luncheon of Renfrew Rotary Club . BUS SERVICE PLANNED FROM OTTAWA TO PEMBROKE: Application has been made to the Railway Board by a company at Ottawa to operate a bus service between Ottawa and Pembroke. Representatives who visited Renfrew this week said

that the service would begin within a month or two. The plan is to have the most modern equipment available as to comfort and safety, and give a morning and evening service both ways. FEBRUARY 17, 1971

OUR OWN CLINIC: Renfrew is one step closer to having a badly needed mental health clinic. The Committee for a Mental Health Clinic asked for, and received endorsement of its plan from Town Council last week. The committee’s next step will be to seek the

support of the local schools, doctors, the hospital board, Children’s Aid and other agencies, such as the Social and Planning Council. Armed with this backing, the committee will ask Renfrew County Council for its co-operation. The County is responsible for administration of such programs. RENFREW LIBRARY BOARD: Congratulations to Miss Mamie Kelly, who was recently elected as chairman of the Public Library Board. The meeting was held on Friday,

FEBRUARY 13, 1936

February 8, 1971, and other members include Mr H.L. Church, Mr D.J.Goulet, Mrs Ruth Burwell, Mayor Bryan Carswell and Mrs K.O. Froats who was reelected as Secretary Treasurer. Chief Librarian Mrs. Agnes Mathieson presenting her annual report, mentioned several items of interest, including the total circulation 63,505 the number of borrowers 3,253 the book collection 22,802. For help with research, call Olga Lewis at 613432-6958.

(613) 432-9936

ACOUSTICS EXCELLENT IN RENFREW THEATRE: “I ask you to go into any theatre in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa or anywhere else and take notice as to sound. Then compare it with the sound you get here, and I will venture

REALTY LTD., Brokerage


ER NEW CE I R P ,000 $ 164


June Laplaunte, Sales Rep



TERESA B. HALEY Broker of Record

OVER 1,300 SQ. FT. - in this well-caredfor home in center town. Winter comfort with gas stove-fireplace in LR & summer comfort with central air. Family room/4th br/office on main floor. Also convenient laundry facilities on main floor. Large 2nd bathroom on main floor. Large front 3-season sunporch w/newer privacy windows. Newer garden shed. Drivethru driveway. MLS #776793.

A portion of all proceeds donated to the Food Bank.

Enright Real Estate Brokerage

OFFICE 613-623-7922 330 White Lake Road, Arnprior, Ontario

DIRECT 613-432-5573



Enright Real Estate Brokerage

397 Charles Avenue SAT. FEB. 19, 2:00 – 4:00 5 bedrooms/3 bathrooms, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, newer windows, great family room and workshop in basement. MLS#781390. $189,900

613-433-6569 613-623-7922

330 White Lake Road, Arnprior, Ont.

If you Play in the Ottawa Valley... Why not Live in the Ottawa Valley! Call Pat to help you find your Home in the Valley today! You’ll be glad you made the move!

53 James St. Arnprior


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

73 Plaunt Street, Renfrew 613-433-3626

352 Robertson Line, McNab/Braeside

BUILDING LOTS 2-5 ACRES LOTS $46,900 & $48,900


SUNDAY FEB. 20th, 2-4p.m. 58 Scobie Road, Haley/Chenaux 50 Acre Hobby Farm

Scotch Bush Rd $75,000


Kohlsmith Rd. $24,900

4 bedrooms | 3 bath


MLS #778548 & MLS #778552

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

Weekend Duty Agent

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

Call Lisa 613-633-0062.


SOLD Clean office/showroom with manager’s office, kitchen, barrier free washroom and 1000 SF warehouse with loading door, starting from 1600 SF to 5400 SF. Call Michael 613.724.8260

Valley Wide Real Estate Brokerage



Office/Showroom for lease

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RUMOURS BANK OF QUEBEC LEAVING RENFREW: With rumours regarding the removal of the Quebec Bank from Renfrew in mind, Mr. T.A. Low M.P. asked in the House of Commons if this Government were aware of any arrangement or agreement between the banks as to avoiding competition where there are banks established by not establishing further agencies and by withdrawal of some existing branches where competition is thought to be too keen. Hon. Mr. Fielding replied that the government had no information to this effect. Mr. Low then asked if the Government would take steps to get information on the line and the reply was “The Bankers Association will no doubt be represented before the committee on Banking and Commerce when the reviews of the Bank Act is under consideration and there



FEBRUARY 16, 1911


1936: Renfrew Theatre acoustics described as ‘excellent’

863 ARCHIBALD ST. $169,900 So many options-continue renting to existing summer tenants, enjoy for your own personal use as is, or remove the cottage and build your dream home. Oversized lot only steps from the Ottawa River. MLS#778088.

SOLD 167 BRUCE ST. RENFREW THINK BIG Investment opportunity over 15,000 sq. ft. on 2.76 acres for only $250,000 MLS # 772150

YOU NEED TO KNOW .... A buyer will not pay more for a home than the BEST PRICED, COMPARABLE HOME on the MARKET! (For more information call Lisa or Teri) FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS!



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

330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3



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Cell 613-432-0058



Just off Gillan Road











Call Helen to choose your cabinetry & flooring now! 432-0058

Proceed to Hunter Gate Subdivision off Gillan Rd. & follow my signs to Elk St. Hope we can meet!


177 & 181 ELK STREET


137 ELK STREET (141 & 145 SOLD) 1 custom two-storey 3 bedroom home remaining. 1.5 baths.

2 - 2 storey 3 bedroom homes.



40 MAPLE RIDGE RD. OUTSTANDING FAMILY HOME - 4 Bedrooms - 2.5 baths - main floor family room - laundry main floor too, finished basement - large att. garage - hardwood flooring & newer carpet - fireplace - it’s a beauty - Call Helen @ 432-0058.

4 $13

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188 CROSS AVE. IDEAL STARTER HOME as everything is redone - furnace, plumbing, insulation, freshly painted, second bath, laundry on main level - Call Helen to see it @ 432-0058.

THIS CUSTOM BUNGALOW is soon to be built - living, dining & kitchen with open concept - 2 bathrooms - laundry main floor - hardwood & ceramic - custom cabinetry - lot measures 54’x134’ - Call Helen for floor design @ 432-0058.

838 8TH ST. END GARDEN HOME - in A-1 condition - c/air - lower level completely finished - 2 baths family room & 3 bedrooms - move in immediately - Call Helen @ 432-0058.

777 PUCKER ST. “JUST BEYOND THE FRINGE” MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN and spacious living area here at this 4 B.R. maintenance-free bungalow - 2 floors finished - woodstove - above ground pool - deck at rear - excellent family home - Call Helen @ 432-0058 to view.


2 acres - treed lot - test holes completed • MARGARET ST. R.R.#6 RENFREW - 132x165

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



SALE G IN PEND 272 JORDAN AVE Very well maintained 3 bedroom home with cement driveway and Sales Representative central air. Very nice layout and exOffice 613-432-7562 cellent location. Call David to book Cell 613-401-2824 an appointment. MLS #766789.


• HUNTER’S GATE SUBDIVISION Otteridge ave. 16 lots - fully serviced

CALL HELEN @ 432-0058


Call David for a free Evaluation of your home today 145 JENNET ST. This large 3 storey brick house in a great location has newer windows, and endless options for a family home. Rooms are generous and many upgrades have been done. Call David to view. $175 000. MLS #778078



Beautiful log waterfront home surrounded by incredible gardens, amazing view and complete privacy. This home has it all. Book an appointment with David. MLS#769757

Large mobile home with two decks located in a quiet park on the shores of Mink Lake. Extremely well maintained with excellent lot. Call David to book a showing. MLS #766109.


330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3


Cell 613-432-0319

432-7562 •

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Estates C O N S T R U C T I O N by Horizon Contracting

Two completed, One Almost Ready. Affordable Family Homes with Tarion Warranty, HST Included in all prices. Spacious Country Lots, Located on Storyland Road & Minutes to town and Hwy 17.

Will Build to Suit Your Needs. SUN., FEB. 20, 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. 2441 EADY RD.

SUN., FEB. 20, 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. 2451 EADY RD.

Asking $249,900. Great floorplan, master bedroom with 4 pc ensuite, hardwood flooring, open concept, spacious design and HST included. MLS# 774531

Asking $259,900, HST incl. Just completed, room for all family members and only minutes to Renfrew. 2.5 baths, 9’ ceilings on lower level, very easy to show. MLS# 765550.


40 MAPLE RIDGE DRIVE What a property, and what a home! Outstanding country setting for this 4 BR. custom 2 storey. “Tons” of upgrades – family room on main level with fireplace – 3 ½ baths – main floor laundry – large rear deck overlooking to well treed rear yard. Call Peter at 613-432-0319. MLS#780539



777 PUCKER ST. Only $239,900 for this 5 bedroom well maintained family home, finished basement, efficient woodstove, spacious kitchen plus 2 baths.. MLS# 764856

30 POOLE ST. Asking $157,500, a great place to start or downsize to. Large private rear yard, some newer windows, gas furnace. MLS# 774761.



BALDWIN AVE TRIPLEX Interior renovations almost complete, asking $149,900, call Peter for details on new rents and upgrades. MLS# 764856

GREAT VALUE HERE FOLKS!!! At only $175,000 for this well maintained family home on a corner lot, large 3rd floor attic just waiting to be finished. MLS #778078

Very well maintained 3 bedroom home with cement driveway and central air. Very nice layout and excellent location. Call David to book an appointment. MLS #766789.


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

GREAT BUILDING LOT Now only $29,900 for this 4.5 acre, Griffith area lot, easy access to either lake or river at launch minutes away. MLS# 743026

Available immediately, this well established corner location has great potential, upgraded throughout call Peter for details on leasing. MLS# 768646.


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

Oprah needs a lesson in cattle terminology – cows and steers

The Renfrew Mercury - February 17, 2011


I wince every time I hear someone say they are thinking of buying a “cow” from a farmer and getting it butchered because beef in the store is so expensive. You would be surprised how many times I hear people say that. We had visitors over last fall – the man saw my cows and said the same thing. Why do people lump cows, heifers and steers together and refer to all of them as cows. I would like to ask Oprah Winfrey that question because she did just that on her recent show on eating beef. Oprah should know better. A few weeks ago, Oprah sent

an investigative reporter, Lisa Ling, into a Cargill slaughterhouse. Cargill co-operated, allowing the cameras to film every stage of the process, except when cattle were stunned in the “knock box” – the killing of the animal. Some of the scenes were graphic. Nicole Johnson-Hoffman, Cargill’s general manager at Cargill Meat Solution plant at Ft. Morgan, Colorado, conducted the tour. There was no need for hidden cameras as you so often see with investigative stories. JohnsonHoffman, a lawyer, was smart and articulate. She answered the

MAYNARD VAN DER GALIEN RURAL ROUTES questions with truthful answers and wasn’t evasive. She even put in a plug for Temple Grandin when Ling said she was surprised how quiet the cattle were in the holding area. Grandin is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behaviour. She designed sweeping curved corrals, intended to reduce stress in animals going to slaughter.

After the slaughterhouse segment was taped, the show moved back to the studio with Nicole Johnson-Hoffman as one of the guests on the show. Oprah thanked her twice for allowing cameras into the Cargill plant. All the other slaughter facilities flatly refused Oprah’s request. It was good public relations for Cargill. The tour gave Cargill a chance to show viewers where meat comes from and how it is produced. In this case, a stateof-the-art clean, modern facility with happy workers. But I was peeved that JohnsonHoffman didn’t correct Oprah

when she continually referred to the animals going to slaughter as “cows” when in fact they were “steers.” She should have referred to the animals as “cattle.” If it’s ground beef and baloney you want go ahead and buy a “cow” and get it ground up. Don’t count on juicy roasts and steaks – they’ll be tough. If you’re looking for tender cuts, you want meat from a young heifer or steer that is 15-18 months of age. The steak and roasts you see in grocery stores should come from steers or heifers. They should! Sometimes I wonder.

Playoffs now in sight for surging B-Sens By Rob Brodie It is a tricky but perpetual balancing act for any American Hockey League team. Keep the pipeline of talent flowing steadily to the parent club while satisfying the home folks with a run to the playoffs. The Binghamton Senators think they can take care of both this season.

With the AHL season just past its all-star break, the B-Sens are right in the thick of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. While Binghamton sits in fifth spot in the rugged East Division, there is a crossover playoff spot also available if it finishes with more points than the fourth-place team in the Atlantic Division. Heading into last week, the B-Sens held a one-point edge over the Connecticut Whale in that area. “I think we’re playing great,” forward Kaspars Daugavins told the Binghamton Press-Bulletin. “The team knows what’s on the line here. We’re one point in a playoff spot right now, but it’s big to take every point we can. “It’s February and there are two months left until the regular season is done. We need to win a lot of games to make sure we’re in the playoffs.” Given the relative youth of the current roster, B-Sens head coach Kurt Kleinendorst believes a playoff berth can play an important role in terms of overall player development. “We’re on track and we want to make the playoffs,” Kleinendorst told in a recent interview. “We’re right there and I think, for young players or even veteran players in all organizations, you want to be there at the end. You

Florida Panthers Wednesday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Sportsnet East

Tomas Vokoun Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/ NHLI via Getty Images

The Panthers remain in contention to end a lengthy playoff drought, despite an offence that ranks among the least productive in the Eastern Conference. Stephen Weiss, David Booth and newcomer Mike Santorelli are the leaders of a Florida attack that also gets production from veterans Cory Stillman and Marty Reasoner. The defence corps took a major hit in mid-January with the loss of captain Bryan McCabe to injury, but former Boston Bruins blueliner Dennis Wideman has stepped up to chip in offensively and 2009 first-round pick Dmitry Kulikov is a rising talent. Veteran Tomas Vokoun remains a major key to the Panthers’ success.

want to be in the playoffs. “That’s a whole different experience in and of itself and we want to give our players exposure to that. But we’re still looking at 29 games (to go). We’ve got a lot of hockey left.” However, Kleinendorst also has to be mindful of having talent ready to roll if the Ottawa Senators come calling like they did last week, when forwards Bobby Butler and Jim O’Brien were summoned to the National Hockey League club to fill some injury holes. “The American league is always first about development, but winning takes a real close second,” said Kleinendorst. “So it’s kind of finding a way to accomplish both. There will always be nights where sometimes development gets in the way of winning and every once in a while, depending on the moment, winning can get in the way of development. “There’s a fine line there and knowing how Bryan (Murray, the Senators general manager) feels and Tim (Murray, the assistant GM), this is first about development and then winning.” Ask Kleinendorst about “pleasant surprises” in that area and he quickly points to O’Brien, a firstround pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft (29th overall) whose growth has accelerated in a major way this

Senators on TV Feb. 18: vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m. (TSN) Feb. 19: at Toronto, 7 p.m. (CBC) Feb. 23: vs. Florida, 7 p.m. (Sportsnet East) Feb. 25: at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East) Feb. 26: vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (CBC)

season. “Jim O’Brien has been somebody that I think everybody (in the organization) has been excited about because last year, he was a fourth-line player with high expectations as a first round pick and everything,” he said. “And this year, he’s really started to progress and make strides. Roman Wick is a guy they brought in from (Switzerland) who hadn’t been here and he’s making progress. Bobby Butler got a feel for what it’s like to be a pro here and he’s done well for himself.” Kleinendorst also had plenty of praise for big winger Colin Greening, a former Cornell University captain who made his NHL debut

on Feb. 1 in New Jersey and ranks among the AHL’s rookie scoring leaders. “Personally, I just feel like (Greening) is one of those guys who’s accepted the challenge to get better every day and he’s kind of done that,” said Kleinendorst. “He’s really made a case for himself and this is a guy that, down the road, I believe is going to play at the next level. He’s a rookie that really is every bit a pro as any of the guys.” The B-Sens continue their playoff quest on home ice this weekend, facing the Charlotte Checkers on Friday and the Albany Devils on Saturday at Broome County Veterans’ Memorial Arena.



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DECAREAU, Anna Mary June 5, 1923 February 17, 2010 In the blink of an eye the year has passed. Not a day goes by, that we do not think of you. We miss you more than words can say, But in our hearts your memory stays. We miss you mom. Love Nancy, Bonnie, Donna and families WALLACE, William (Bill) February 16, 2010 In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandpa and great grandpa Loved and missed always Elsie, Peter (Debbie), Donald (Donna), David (Valerie) & families POTVIN In memory of our dad, Rick Potvin.


We can’t believe it has been a year already. We love and miss you MACKENZIE more than anything. In memory of Mack Everyday we miss you, Mackenzie everyday we love you and everyday you are Death leaves a in our hearts. MARRIAGES heartache Parting is such sweet No one can heal sorrow. xoxoxo Love leaves a memory We feel you looking No one can steal Mom & Dad! WEDDINGS, BAPdown on us and Sister Jacqueline, Jason, Melanie & Shay-lyn TISMS & Funerals, around us all the time. Miss you father Loved & missed 4ever by your friends, Mel Dick, location of your We hope you are just Love Sue choice. Also as proud of us as we Dan Lewis, Justine Wingle & Ty Lambert! available Small wedare of you and your R.I.P Nicole xoxoxo CL23497 dings, my home, amazing life. weekdays. The Rev. We can only hope to Alan Gallichan. 613be half the person that 726-0400. you are. The best father in the whole world, we are only so lucky to have IN MEMORIAM IN MEMORIAM had you the years that we did. All we can do now is “Do the best we can” like you told us to do. Loving you everyday, your adoring kids, Natalie and Richard

To Kelsey Mullen for her eulogy to her grandmother.

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A dear sister, aunt and best friend. If heaven had a phone, I’d call you everyday. We think of you everyday for the past 3 years. The tears that have been shed and the heart ache that takes its toll with dealing with the loss of such a great sister and aunt can never be described. Each day we get stronger thinking “that’s the way Nicole would want it” for us to be happy, is a hard battle to over come in every way… Missed dearly, Always loved, but never forgotten Love your big brother Jason, your dear niece Shay-Lyn and loved always by Mom and Dad Keller


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Dear Nicole, If I could write you a letter, I would tell you to come home, that I never wanted you to leave and we truly miss you! I would tell God, it wasn’t time for you to go, she didn’t go to college, get married or have kids and she wasn’t here to watch her niece grow up! She wasn’t finished living Lord, so please give her back to me. We still had things to do and say. She still needed to get married, buy a house and have children. She needed to be loved some more, finish things left undone and to spread her kindness in this world that really needed someone like her! Please God she was not ready and neither were we! Let us love her longer and hug her oh so tight, we were not ready for her to go into the light! There were so much more memories for us to make and we needed more time to tell her good-bye and to tell her how hurt we really are that you were taking her from us. Some people she loved have moved on in this world but for us Nicole’s time has stood still! We love you now and forever! We loved you then We love you now And we’ll love you forever!

In tears I saw you sinking I watched you fade away My heart was almost broken You fought so hard to stay But when I saw you sleeping So peaceful free from pain I could not wish you back To suffer that again


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REMUS RICHARD J. Of Douglas, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his residence on Sunday February 6, 2011 in his 62nd year. Richard Remus beloved husband of Sharon Remus nee Lambert. Loving son of Julius and Rhona Remus. Dear father of Kevin (Yvonne) Remus, Shari – Lee (Jeromey Shannon); and father in law of Rhonda Leech. Also survived by 4 grandchildren, Samantha, Nelson, Emery, Elliot, 2 sisters Lynn (Murray Kuehl); Cheryl McFarling and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son Nathan and a brother Bruce. Friends called at the Fraser-Morris & Heubner Funeral Home, Cobden Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Service was in the Whitewater Wesleyan Community Church, Cobden Friday at 11 am. Spring interment Cobden Union Cemetery. Donations to Hospice Renfrew, Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation or the Whitewater Wesleyan Community Church would be appreciated.



nee Gibson Of Cobden, passed away peacefully in the Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Tuesday February 8, 2011 in her 96th year. Cora McInerney nee Gibson beloved wife of the late Arthur McInerney. Dear mother of Lois Whillans and Donald McInerney. Loving grandmother to Bob Whillans, Deborah Jellen, Kim Parks, Michael and Christopher McInerney. And great-grandmother to Tomas and Daniel Whillans, Sarah Jellen, Jennifer, Scott and Andrew Parks, Abbey, Erin William and Douglas McInerney. Predeceased by her son in law Don Whillans. Friends called at the Fraser-Morris & Heubner Funeral Home, Cobden Friday, February 11, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Service was in Grace United Church, Cobden Saturday at 2 pm. Spring interment Cobden Union Cemetery. Donations to Grace United Church would be appreciated. The family wish to express their sincere thanks for all the wonderful care and support provided by all the nurses and Dr. Radke.


Kluke, Elsie (nee Hughes)

DODDRIDGE, G. BRUCE (Organ Donor) Of Cobden, passed away in the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus on Sunday February 13, 2011 in his 59th year. Bruce Doddridge beloved husband of Sandra Doddridge. Dear stepfather of Adam, and grandfather of Nicholas. Also survived by 1 sister Helen (John Huva) and 2 brothers Charles (Lee) and John (Cindy). Friends may call at the Fraser-Morris & Heubner Funeral Home Cobden, Friday February 18, 2011 from 1 until time of the service in the chapel at 4 pm. Bruce was an organ donor and gave the gift of life to several children.

Peacefully at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, Kingston, on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Percy Kluke. Loving mother of Linda Meggs (Bill) of Kingston. Cherished Grandmother of Angela and Laura Meggs. Loving sister of Velma Stringer. Predeceased by siblings Harry Hughes, Annie Garvie, Nelson Hughes, Lillian Campbell, Shirley Howard and Georgena Harty. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel, 22 Raglan St. S., Renfrew on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., and Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. Funeral Service was held in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Renfrew on Saturday, February 12th at 11:00 a.m. Spring interment Rosebank Cemetery. For those desiring, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Mary’s of the Lake Palliative Care Unit, 340 Union St., Kingston, Ontario would be appreciated.


Brown, Douglas Gerry (5 Feb 40 to 28 Jan11) Peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital on Friday morning, January 28, 2011 in his 71st year. Loved and survived by his son, Stephen (and his wife Sandra) and his daughter Allison (Julio Martinez). Proud grandfather of Alastair and Devin. Loving brother of Wayne (Grant) Forrest, Billy, Butch (Fran), Art (Marilyn), Bonnie (Jim) Cook, Nonie, Phillip, Liz (late Charles) Methvin, Jimmy (Ruth), Dale, Phyllis (Chris) McQuade and Sue (Peter) Thompson. Also survived by his Aunt Betty Belanger as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Predeceased by his brother Danny, and parents Phyllis and Donald Brown. A service to celebrate Doug’s life will be held Sunday, February 27th 1P00 at TrinitySt. Andrew’s United Church in Renfrew. Internment to take place at a later date. In memory of Doug, a donation made to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Addictions Program – Family Services or Integrated Residential Service) or Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by his family.


Bruce Merrell Collingwood Beloved husband of Marilyn and dear father of Barb suddenly after a brief illness February 13, 2011 will sadly be missed by many family and friends. CL23539

Fundraiser for Neil Eady Sunday Life is much better for multiple sclerosis patient Neil Eady of Renfrew. Eady had an MS liberation procedure performed in Clearwater, Fla., in December. “Neil is the sixth person from Renfrew to have this done. Isn’t that amazing! He’s had great success. Hopefully they all are,” said Eady’s brother Gord. People in the community can come out to the Best Western Renfrew Inn and support Eady

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this Sunday night. The entertainment promises to be interesting and entertaining as a six-piece band focuses on the life of Gram Parsons. Parsons didn’t have a long life. He was just 26. But he made a significant mark on the country and rock music industry in the 1960s and ’70s. Cocktail hour Sunday is at 7 p.m., with show time at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call Gord Eady at 613-432-6127.

• Northcote Fun Day. Breakfast 8:30-10:30 a.m. Snowmobile poker run. Registration 9:30 to 11 a.m. Afternoon events begin at 1 p.m., children’s games, low sawing, nail hammering, skating and hockey. Euchre 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., auction and ticket draw 8:30 p.m. Free admission. • The Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group will be taking part in Pembroke Heritage Day at Calvin United Church, 276 Church St., Pembroke from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A hot dog lunch will be available. The UOVGG Library at 222 Dickson St. (corner of Maple) will be opened from 1 to 4 p.m. • Arnprior and McNab/Braeside Archives’ annual general meeting at the Arnprior Public Library starting at 1 p.m. Guest speaker, Lesley Anderson, will demonstrate the content and special features of the library edition of Ancestry, which is free at your local library. The archives will also showcase their new online search facility. Both will be interesting for local family historians. Free admission. Everyone welcome.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 • Praise Night at Grace United Church at 7:30 p.m. Entertainment by the Trinity United Church Choir, Foresters Falls, Cobden Presbyterian Church Choir, Hymns for Fun, Grace United Church Choir. Refreshments and fellowship following the service. • Spaghetti night at Haley United Church, 4-6:30 p.m. Homemade meat sauce, salad, bun and dessert. Adults $8, under 12 years, $5. • DACA breakfast 8-11 a.m. at the DACA Centre. We’re serving bacon and eggs, fried potatoes, porridge toast with tea/ coffee/juice. Adult $6, kids $4. We are also holding a bake sale. For more information, call 613-649-2610 or Sue during the week at 433-9050 kids $4 adults $6.

evening with friends in a homey setting? Why not come out and join Renfrew Seniors’ Home Support at the Renfrew Tea Room. The menu for this evening is a choice of butternut squash soup or baby greens and pear salad with basil dressing, homemade buns, chicken Parmesan or beef roulades, and dessert, all at a reasonable cost of $25 per person. For more information and to make reservations call 613-432-7691. • The Calabogie Fish and Game Club presents the 10th annual Jamie Wright Memorial Fishing Derby from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Calabogie Lake. Register at Barnet Park Cottage on the day of the derby, or in advance at Calabogie Marina at 613-7522010. Prizes in adult and junior (17 and under) divisions. • Horton Winter Carnival. Breakfast 810:30 a.m. adults $6, kids $4, under 6 free. Indoor events, skating at noon, 2 p.m. outdoor adult events tug of war bangers and mash 3 p.m. 5:30 p.m. $5. Euchre 6-8 p.m. $3. Come see someone kiss the pig at 3 p.m. • Calling all Djembe’s III......African drum workshop for beginners 9 a.m. to noon; and intermediate players, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, $40 each for $75 for both. Call Debi Virtue at 613-432-0908 or • Mardi Gras Party with Cougars Conquering Cancer. Coco Jarry’s Restaurant, cocktails 5 p.m. dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets at $25 includes dinner and entertainment featuring Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo. Proceeds support the Cougar’s Team Fundraising Campaign to end women’s breast cancer., benefiting the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and Renfrew Victoria Hospital’s Digital Mammography Program. Tickets available at Coco Jarry’s, Renfrew County Window & Door and the Renfrew Branch of the Royal Bank, or call Kelly at 613-432-9009. To reserve a table, call Coco Jarry’s at 613-432-3310.

NEIL SQUIRE SOCIETY Do you have a disability, injury or illness and want to work? The Neil Squire Society is offering the following free workshop: Disclosure of a Disability to an Employer, Monday, Feb. 28 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. For more information and to register your space, call Natalie at 613-735-4586.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Burnstown photographer James Hutchison at Renfrew Camera Club, 7 p.m. in the Renfrew Town Hall boardroom. Hutchison is a superb photographer, a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. He uses various digital and old fashioned camera techniques for adding character to every image. Hutchison will be showing a variety of his shots and explaining how he captured them. Everyone is welcome.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 The Renfrew Silver Seniors noon luncheon and general meeting is being held at the Renfrew Legion.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Employment Networks is hosting Stress Management from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 613432-3424 to register. Space is limited. All workshops and programs are at no cost to the public.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 1 Employment Networks is holding a Smart Serve Workshop from 1-4 p.m. for anyone interested in obtaining certification. Call 613-432-3424 to register. Space is limited.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 Employment Networks is hosting a second career workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 613-432-3424 to register. Space is limited.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5 Griffith and Matawatchan Fish and Game Club’s annual Iie fishing derby from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and holes will be drilled free. Derby will be located at a designated area on Centennial Lake via Matawanooka Road. Live release. Prizes include cash, and a three-man pop-up ice hut on sled. Participants must have a valid fishing licence. Hotdogs and sausages available on the ice, chili and buns at the Matawatchan Hall after 5 p.m. For more information call Mike Dillabough at 613333-2702.

The likes of Marilyn Munroe, Elvis Presley, Lucille Ball, Cher, and Charlie Chaplin will walk the red carpet with some of the Ottawa Valley’s greatest supporters of Algonquin College’s new campus project, when the College hosts an Oscar Night in Pembroke Gala on Sunday, Feb. 27, the same night the

Academy Awards will be handed out in Hollywood. Oscar Night in Pembroke is a major fundraiser for the College’s capital campaign and will be staged at The Brick and Pembroke’s West End Mall. For movie lovers, this red carpet gala will be an evening of fun that includes the opportunity to

win extraordinary prizes such as a trip for two with airfare and hotel accommodations to the Calgary Stampede; a 3-D Television package; and a night at the movies for sixteen people. Capital campaign co-ordinator, Marie Mask, says they plan to have some movie trivia contests that will allow our

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