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Childhood theme park back on sale block STEVE NEWMAN

Storyland, a Horton Township children’s theme park that was founded in 1966, is up for sale again. In 2008, long-time owner John Berkhout sold the 90-acre property, which includes depictions of characters from classical fairy tales, to Ottawa businessman Todd Mattila-Hartman. The founding owners were Durk and Bonnie Heyda, who decided to build story scenes on their property to amuse hikers on their way to the Champlain Lookout, one of the highest points along the Ottawa River. Two telephone calls to the owner were not returned by press deadline. However, Ottawa real estate agent Hamid Riahi suggested the owner is looking to sell or

develop the property. The asking price is $1,250,000 for the land that is described in a website listing as a 90-acre amusement park with great income, three buildings, a fourbedroom house and several new appliances, and an extensive list of equipment. Berkhout, who ran Storyland from 1975 until 2007, stayed on as an advisor for the new owner in the summer of 2008. That season, additions to Storyland included two new rides (a battery-powered car ride and Hampton boat ride), an upgraded inflatable castle, a new interactive games room, and a second food outlet. Events at Storyland have included special performances, storytelling time and Alice’s Tea Party. See STORYLAND, Page 4

THE SWEET SOUND OF SUCCESS Keelin Dowdall, at left, and Emily Waterston were winners of the youth division of the Renferw County Idol competition Saturday at the Renfrew Legion. The adult winners on Sunday were Darren Caldwell and Dave Rose. For more on the weekend competition that moves to Arnprior Jan. 20 and 30, see Page 10. Mercury photo by Lucy Hass

Horton takes two steps forward with septage project STEVE NEWMAN

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New acting treasurer STEVE NEWMAN

Renfrew resident Jennifer Barr is the new acting treasurer of Horton Township. She fills the vacancy left by treasurer Linda Novossiltzeff, who has been on leave of absence since April 2010. Since then, the treasurer’s duties have been filled by CAO Mackie McLaren and administrative assistant Rose Curley. Barr began her position with Horton on Jan. 10. Barr, who has worked most of the past decade as deputy-treasurer for Greater Madawaska Township, started work with municipal government as a student with the Town of Almonte in the early 1980s. She has also worked in the treasury department for the Town of Renfrew and McNab-Braeside Township. Barr says her passions include supporting the extracurricular activities of her and husband Wil’s 17-year-old twins, Richard and Rebecca. FIRE DEPT. WARNING Horton Township has voted to advise Dan Leblanc, the owner of a Goshen Road property, that the Horton volunteer fire department will charge him for future responses to the property. The move comes after the fire department has made at least two visits in recent years to respond to local calls about burning of brush piles bigger than the maximum permitted size of eight cubic yards per pile. HORTON’S OMPF SHARE DROPS AGAIN Horton council is displeased its share of the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund continues to drop. The figure was $323,000 from 1998 through to 2009, but dropped to $258,400 from the provincial government in 2010. The figure has dropped again, in 2011, to $232,600. The amount received this year amounts to about 2.5 per cent of the Horton tax base, estimated Mayor Don Eady. Council unanimously voted to pass a resolution that calls for Horton to “express its dissatisfaction to the Province of Ontario with the 2011 allocation of the OMPF for Horton Township. A $25,800 reduction will cost an extreme hardship to our rate payers, as this must be recovered in the form of increased municipal taxes to cover the shortfall.” In its allocation notice, the government notes all Renfrew County “municipalities will continue to benefit from the phased upload of Ontario Works benefit costs and the completion of the upload of Ontario Disability Support Program benefits. This builds on the province’s previous uploads of Ontario Drug Benefits and the administration component of ODSP.” As a possible hint of what Horton may receive in 2012, the Province also indicated on the allocation notice that transitional assistance ensures Horton receives at least 90 per cent of its 2010 OMPF amount. By that rule, Horton could receive as little as $209,340 in 2012. TAXES IN ARREARS Taxes in arrears for Horton Township should drop to a more acceptable level in the spring. The April 6 tax sale of one property, whose taxes have gone unpaid for more than three years, should drop the township’s taxes in arrears below the current level of $208,670. The amount of unpaid taxes on the property can’t be identified to protect the property owner. That December 2010 amount is down from $217,807 in November 2010. The respective taxes in arrears for December 2009 and 2008 were $166,948 and $173.521.

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The farm tax rebate issue is not going away any time soon. Not if Admaston-Bromley Township has anything to do with it. At its first meeting of 2011, council passed a unanimous resolution asking the County of Renfrew to set up a meeting on the issue with Ontario Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan, Minister of Revenue Sophia Aggelonitis and Minister of Municipal Affairs Rick Bartolucci. The meeting would be during the ROMA/OGRA Conference next month at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. It is requested that a delegate from Admaston-Bromley be included in the meeting. “The farm tax rebate must return to our municipality,” said Admaston-Bromley Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe. “The money is owed to us by the province.” Briscoe said the township must use “every, every opportunity available” to pursue the issue, which impacts all township residents because of the financial shortfall it creates. Mayor Briscoe said Renfrew County Warden Bob Sweet is expected to also be active in addressing the issue through the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. INFO ITEM ONLY Admaston-Bromley council has received, as information only, a resolution from Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards (KHR) Township regarding the impact of the harmonized sales tax (HST) on

Admaston-Bromley Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe gave her inaugural address Jan. 6. At the same meeting, offiers and committees were announced. Mercury photo by Lucy Hass electricity. In correspondence to council, CAO clerk-treasurer Susan Sheridan said KHR council believes the costs will affect the ability of residents to remain in their home and may cause them to default on their hydro bills. The resolution calls for an immediate moratorium on hydro rate increases. It also seeks a review of the rate and delivery structure of utility bills, that the debt retirement charge, as well as HST, be removed from utility bills. Admaston-Bromley Deputy Mayor Dirk Rook, while sharing concern over hydro cost, recommended the resolution be received, not endorsed. “I guess none of us like it, but if you start eliminating some, where are you going to stop?” he wondered aloud. THUMBS-UP Mayor Briscoe has given

the thumbs-up to the reporting procedure of the Douglas Public Library. “This is the kind of report we understand,” the mayor said. She said the report represents a lot of work by a part-time employee, and she wants it known that the effort is appreciated. The mayor is impressed by programming at the library, particularly plans for a proposed film club, featuring films from the National Film Board. “I think that might be a very, very interesting thing,” Mayor Briscoe said. BUILDING REPORT Three building permits were approved in AdmastonBromley Township in December. One was for $80,000 in solar panels, another for a $10,000 grain bin, and one for a $3,500 woodstove. One sewage permit was also issued for replace-


ment. HOME SUPPORT SEEKS FUNDS A request from Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support Inc. for a $600 grant will be addressed during the township’s upcoming budget talks. “With your financial assistance we have been able to continue providing programs and services that seniors and adults with disabilities require to allow them to age well at home,” said program executive director Judy Ewart in a letter to council . Ewart also noted the contribution of AdmastonBromley’s representative on the board, Joanne McDonald. “Joanne has been a wonderful addition to our organization, lending a hand wherever she sees the need,” Ewart wrote. BYLAWS PASSED The Jan. 6 council meeting ended with a series of seven bylaws passed. Each was read short and passed, unlike in days gone by when every bylaw had to be read three times, in its entirety. It is something Mayor Briscoe noted jokingly as, “Efficiency at its highest.” The bylaws largely involved committee appointments, although one authorized a fire protection agreement between Admaston-Bromley and Greater Madawaska townships, and another set a special drainage rate upon Robert and Patricia Dick for $23,000 in approved tile drainage loans. Councillor Dick declared conflict of interest on the matter and left the room for its discussion ear-


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A series of municipal bylaws were passed Thursday night, appointing officers and committees. The appointments are effective for one year, or until their successors are appointed. • Planning and economic development: chair Michael Donohue, member Robert Dick. • Community service: chair Ray Pender, member Dirk Rook. • Public works (roads and waste management): chair Robert Dick; all of council. • Budget, finance and human resources: chair Raye-Anne Briscoe; all of council. • Protective service: chair Dirk Rook; member Michael Donohue. • Douglas fire: Desmond Enright, Nathan Harris, Rodney McNulty, Daryl Thom and Councillor Bob Dick. • Emergency Management: Bill Bowles, John Fitchett, Stewart McBride, Terry McHale, Wayne Remus, Brian Yuke, Jeff Blimkie, Don Campbell, Daryl Thom, Crystal Kelly-Legris, Jack Kelly, Pat Rowan, Robert Stuart and Councillor Michael Donohue. • Barr Line Community Centre: Dave Lesaux, Nancy Schultz, Sheila Vandekemp and Councillor Ray Pender. • Recreation: Wards 1 and 2 – Dawn Afelskie, Ron Dick, Janice Dick, John Donohue, Rory Donohue, Lisa

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Continued from front At the tea party, characters from the park host daily tea parties (with apple juice) and sing songs with the children. In 2009, a Water Wars game was added. Mainstays have included the Fairytale Trail, minigolf, a petting zoo, splishsplash pad and an arcade. Berkhout told The Mercury he hasn’t talked to Matilla-Hartman for several months, but that he’s keen to hear what happens to the property. Berkhout admitted he was surprised to hear the property is up for sale. “What its future holds; that’s a big question. That’s all I can tell you,� said Berkhout, who lives 15 kilometres from Storyland. “It’s got to be one of the most beautiful properties within 100 kilometres of Ottawa.� If Berkhout had his way, he’d like to see the amusement park developed for a growing eastern Ontario tourism market that focuses on children 14 and under. “You’d be catering to a huge market, and there are a lot of vacationers in eastern Ontario. And the Valley needs its tourism.� Meanwhile, 2011 summer passes to Storyland remain on sale for $30 at Matilla-Hartman also chairs the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association’s marketing committee. The OVTA is a not-for-profit

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Horton after cash for project over-run Continued from front This would save MacGregor Concrete Products transportation costs, since its winter loads are normally hauled to Ottawa. The winter fill-ups would also mean Horton is guaranteed to have septage ready for field application in the spring of 2011. Since each of Horton’s two holding tanks holds about 6,000 gallons, four truck loads would do the job. LOOKING FOR MINISTRY REFUND Horton also has other winter work in store for its lime stabilization project. Township staff and council members believe the over-run on costs for the pilot project are due to delays by the provincial government, and not the township.

Therefore, Horton is compiling details from the minutes of its lime stabilization meetings over the last few years before requesting a refund from the provincial government. The submission to Ministry of the Environment officials is planned for the Ontario Good Roads Association conference Feb. 27 to March 2 in Toronto. Dave Darch, Renfrew County’s director of public works and engineering, has agreed to make the presentation. Horton Mayor Don Eady and Coun. Glen Campbell are also scheduled to attend. To date, the township has spent $195,000 (including more than $100,000 in government grant money) on the pilot project. Horton chief administrative officer Mackie McLaren says that compares to the ministry’s initial estimate of $115,865.

* Person’s wishing to register their animal as a service dog must provide the Town with a copy of the animal’s certiďŹ cation in order to receive their license for free. Licenses are valid for the 2011 calendar year and expire on December 31, 2011. Any owner not purchasing a tag is in violation of the Town of Renfrew by-laws and may be charged $55.00 per violation for harbouring an unlicensed animal.

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Township hears progress being made on Algonquin land claim LUCY HASS

Admaston-Bromley council has been brief on the status of the Algonquin land claim, a portion of which includes the township. At council’s Jan. 6 meeting, Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe walked council through the contents of a five-page document, prepared by Ontario negotiation team co-chair Norm Lemke. The other co-chair is Chief Negotiator for Ontario Brian Crane. The Algonquins of Ontario claim continuing ownership of 8.9 million acres (14,000 square miles) in the Ontario portion of the Mattawa and Ottawa River watersheds. They are seeking settlement of their claim which could include land, financial compensation and recognition of resource rights such as the rights to hunt and fish for food. “Members of the Ontario negotiation team have met with representatives of local municipalities where we have anticipated possible Crown land selections by the Algonquin negotiation team,” Lemke said in his report to council. Those meetings were designed to address potential impacts various settlement options could have at the local municipal level, he wrote. Three such meetings have taken place since 2002. “We expect to meet again early in 2011 with representatives of municipalities where Crown lands may be transferred to the Algonquins of Ontario as part of the land claim settlement package,” Lemke said. He said he will arrange those

meetings at an appropriate time, wished council’s its best for the coming four-year term, and said he looks forward to working together “on this important initiative.” Advisory committees were established in 1996 representing more than 30 interests such as anglers and hunters, park user groups, forestry, other resource industries and the municipal sector. Lemke’s report also included three pages of briefing material from Ontario’s negotiating team on the land claim. That briefing material said the Supreme Court has established that Aboriginal rights include practices, customs and traditions that were integral to the culture of a historic Aboriginal people, such as hunting, fishing and gathering. “The courts have decided that Aboriginal rights are rights held by the indigenous people of Canada,” the briefing material says. “They arise from the fact that the ancestors of Aboriginal peoples lived on the land in distinctive societies with their own practices, customs and traditions, prior to the arrival of the Europeans.” “Settlement of this land claim is important for the future of eastern Ontario,” the briefing notes said, adding, “It is Ontario’s intent that no economic or commercial disadvantages will be created through a settlement of this claim.” Of particular interest to Admaston-Bromley is the impact on taxation. As Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe noted, “There has to be an ability to collect taxes, because the services will be demanded.” The township knows from

Crown land experience that not a cent of taxes may be collected “but the roads go by, the ambulance goes by.” “Everyone has to be aware the land, as transferred, will still have to be taxed,” she said. And while progress on negotiation seemed slow up to two years ago, she noted that there has been some amazing progress of late and now “there seems to be a steady heartbeat moving forward.”



More than six months after its original request for information, Admaston-Bromley council knows it was one of only a few municipalities in RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke to not receive summer student funding last year. Of the municipalities to receive funding, Renfrew was tops with three separate grants of $1,539, $1,436 and $923. Horton Township was next with one grant of $2,462. This year’s application deadline has been moved from March up to Feb. 25.

The other municipalities and the amount they received were as follows: • Laurentian Hills $1,436 • Madawaska Valley $1,436 • Laurentian Valley $1,385 • Pembroke $1,271 • Bonnechere Valley $1,231 • Killaloe, Hagarty and Richard $1,077 • McNab/Braeside $1,077 • North Algona Wilberforce $1,077 • Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan $1,041 • Whitewater Region $923 • Petawawa $923 • South Algonquin $924. Continued on Page 41

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SPRUCING UP THE RINK Driving down Stone Road from Highway 132, motorists will note a bright new glow lighting up the treeline behind Admaston Public School. The light is from the rink behind the school that is in the middle of a major upgrade. Kevin Briscoe spends an evening preparing the rink. Mercury photo by Lucy Hass

RINK ATTENDANT Horton Township is accepting applications for a casual position of rink attendant at Horton Township’s Skating Arena. The position commences immediately and will continue for as long as there is outside ice. Rate of pay has been set at $13.25/hour.– Applicant must be available to work evenings and weekends. Valid Drivers Licence Class G is required. Apply to the Municipal Office at 2253 Johnston Road, R.R. #5, Renfrew, ON K7V 3Z8. By fax at (613) 432-7298 Applications must be received by Monday January 24th, 2011 by 12:00 noon. Mackie J. McLaren CAO/ Clerk

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a you pack away the gifts from Christmas season, stop and give one more gift: perhaps the most important gift of all: The gift of blood. This past Christmas, Canadian Blood Services estimated that by Jan. 2, 2011 they would need to collect close to 50,000 units of blood to meet the demand in hospitals across Canada. The need is timeless and endless. Taking one hour out of your day to give blood can help save the lives of up to three people, according to CBS. Never donated blood before? There is no time like the present. To donate, you must be at least 17 years old, have proper identification (with your full name and signature, or full name and photograph), in general good health and feeling well on the donation day. You should weigh at least 50 kilograms (110 pounds) and have had a recent healthy meal and adequate sleep. You will be tested at the clinic to ensure your blood meets iron requirements. If you have had dental treatment, you will have to wait from one to five days until you can donate. If you are sick with a cold, flu or sore throat, you must wait until you feel recovered before you donate. Any ear or body piercings, or tattoos, will push your eligible donation date back by about six months. The next local clinic is Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Renfrew Collegiate Institute. For more information or to book an appointment, visit or call 1-888-2-DONATE.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR To the editor: Thank you to the kind, thoughtful Samaritan who went out of his way to help a senior couple across O’Brien Road on Thursday, Dec. 30. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Lloyd and Pat Vail Bristol, Que.

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


A penny for your thoughts They were my favourite shoes. Well-fitting, comfy and a tad preppy, with a gleam of copper peeking through the tab in front. The penny loafer was one of those styles that marked a generation. But they were also a statement. How could you ever feel poor with a crisp copper gazing up at you? Over the years I forgot all about those shoes, but their image returned with debate about banishing the penny. It apparently costs more than one cent to manufacture a penny, so the move would make fiscal sense. But before the federal government decides to save cash by trashing the monetary tradition of the lowly penny, it may want to set its sights on more lavish traditions. One example: the wasteful pomp and pageantry associated with the monarchy in Canada. For some odd reason many Canadians fawn over royalty. They feel driven to criticize people in legitimate need, while blindly permitting tax dollars to be spent wooing the wealthy. With buzz of a federal election in the air, I’m already thinking of the day

when our next minority government steps into the House of Commons. MISCELLANY Take the time to watch the show. It’s worth, quite literally, the price of admission. Which is zero. Before the prime minister enters the House, the Usher of the Black Rod (dating back to the 14th century) will haughtily strut to the entrance of the House of Commons and rap upon it, with stately purpose, with his mace. C’mon. Just open the door and get to work. The Usher of the Black Rod, apparently, has other critical responsibilities for his full-time salary. But do we really need this costly theatre? While average Canadians are told to watch their wallets, the oak and scarlet velour and glitter of parliament seems surreal. Who has really been overspending all these years? And with the deterioration of decorum and civility in the House of Commons in recent years, why play-pretend good manners? Cleaning up the parliamentary extravagance could certainly save a pretty penny, or a nice nickle.


To the editor: For some residents of RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke, access to highspeed internet is a luxury. While the majority of Canadians take for granted their ability to quickly surf the Internet or download applications on their iPhone, some in rural Canada still lack access to this basic service. Too many residents are leaving the communities of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke because they can’t find jobs or get access to essential services like health care, internet or education and, in some cases, even the basics like banking or mail service. All Canadians should have similar levels of service, no matter where they live in Canada. It’s why the Liberal Party of Canada has put forth a clear objective to achieve 100 per cent high-speed internet connectivity for Canadian communities and expand mobile phone coverage for rural Canada within three years of being elected. Using proceeds from the upcoming spectrum auction slated for 2011, a Liberal government will invest in building digital infrastructure for reliable internet and cell phone coverage so all rural Canadians will have access to essential services like education, health care, economic development or online banking. At the turn of the century, Canada ranked second in the world in internet connectivity, but has fallen to 10th place under our current federal government. This is part of an ongoing trend of Canada falling behind during the five years of a Conservative government. In 2006, Canada’s Telecommunications Review Panel recommended the federal government achieve 100 per cent high-speed Internet connectivity by 2010. This goal, like many others, has not been achieved over the last five years. Over the last five years, the Conservative government has been neglecting the needs of rural Canadian families. Stephen Harper’s priorities of $21-billion stealth fighter planes, super prisons and tax breaks for big corporations are out of touch with the needs of rural Canadians. See HIGH SPEED, Page 9

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Celebration of Life dance Jan. 28 PETER CLARK

Mark down Saturday, Jan. 28 on your calendar for what promises to be a fun evening. The Renfrew Amigos host their annual Celebration of Life Fundraising Dance for the seventh time. Doors open at the Renfrew Armouries at 7 p.m. Organizers note that you’ll Holding up a poster promoting the Jan. 28 Celebration for Life Fundraising Dance, in front row from left are Hospice Renfrew fundraising have an enjoyable night and chair Jo-Anne Dowdall-Brown, Amigo Janet Robertson and Renfrew Victoria Hospital director of development and community relations Barb Desilets; and standing, Jon Pole, Annette Miller, Gail Laird, Deb Howes, Judi Gilmore, Kathy Millar and JoAnn McGregor. Mercury photo

by Peter Clark

RENNY BACK HOME IN THE FREW Renfrew recreation program developer Grant Lavallee welcomes Renny Raccoon to town for the Jan. 29 Renfrew Winter Frew Fest. Renny will be dropping by the numerous events going on throughout the town on that day. “We need more entries for the red neck crash-ice race and the hockey skills competition,” Lavallee points out. Mercury photo by

Peter Clark

support two worthy causes at the same time. Proceeds go to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Oncology Unit and Hospice Renfrew. Tickets are just $10, and are available in advance at Scotiabank, Dahl’s Convenience, Ottawa Valley Glass and Biba. You can also purchase your ticket at the door. Supplying the music will be the Riley New Band and Ghost

Town Cryers. “We need door prizes and silent auction items. They can be dropped off at Ottawa Valley Glass,” Amigos Janet Robertson points out. “Cash donations will also be gladly accepted.” Anyone wishing any information or to add their support can reach Janet Robertson at 613312-0045. The Celebration of Life dance has raised $76,000 over six previous years.


Time to invest in high-speed internet

Continued from Page 8 I am committed to bridging the urban-rural divide so that Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke can share in Canada’s future prosperity. The Liberal Party has committed to supporting our volunteer firefighters, attracting muchneeded doctors and nurses to rural Canadian communities, and ensuring that rural Canadians have the digital infrastructure their economies need to create jobs in their communities. It’s time that all residents of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke had better access to internet and mobile phone coverage. We need to ensure that we put our communities in a position to fully participate in the economy of the future, so that our children can

build their futures right here at home in Renfrew County and Nipissing District. In order to do so, however, we need a government with the right priorities, which is why whenever the next election comes we will be presenting the residents of Renfrew-NipissingPembroke with a clear choice. The Liberal choice is to pay down the deficit and invest in priorities like expanding high speed internet access throughout Canada. The Conservative choice is for more costly plans that do not improve the lives of Canadian families. Christine Tabbert Federal Liberal candidate RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke


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Money Concepts held a dinner and theatre night in November that raised $14,000. Half of the proceeds were presented to the Renfrew Rotary Club Jan. 11. On hand for the $7,000 cheque presentation, in front row from left, are Rotary director Kathy Lofthouse, past president Marg Tubman, treasurer Lona Logan-Scully, Money Concepts president John Wilson, and Margaret Wilson and Teresa Enright of Money Concepts. In back row are Rotary directors Ted Gardiner, Andy Boldt and Andrew Ritchie. Mercury photo by Peter Clark

Money Concepts raises $14,000 Money Concepts hosted an evening of dinner and theatre on Nov. 20, 2010. The Laft Players performed to a sold out crowd that was also treated to a three course culinary delight prepared by Margi’s Catering. At the end of the evening John Wilson, president of Money Concepts Ottawa Valley, announced the event raised $14,000.

The Renfrew Rotary Club and the Bonnechere Manor Auditorium Foundation share the proceeds of the event. Wilson extended a big thankyou. “We couldn’t have done it without the generous support of local businesses, fund companies and everyone who attended the event.”

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About 200 students from Renfrew Collegiate and Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School were out building snow families in front of the school last Friday afternoon. All the Grade 7s, about 30 Grade 8s, and another 30 students in the Grade 9 to 12 group partnered with Family and Children’s Services to raise awareness for vulnerable families in Renfrew County by building the snowmen. They also got a boost as a couple of truckloads of snow were dropped off on the front lawn by the Town of Renfrew earlier in the day. “This is also to bring attention to the town competition Jan. 29 at Low Square, (during Renfrew’s Winter Frew Fest),” RCI principal Alanna Emon said. “It’s all about supporting families.” This is one of many projects the RCI Interact Club is undertaking to raise funds to build a school in Africa.

Building a family out of snow, from left, are RCIS students Kaitlyn Beimers, Caitlin Kelly, Bailey Plunkett, Tatjana Borghi and Breanne Emon. Mercury photos by Peter Clark

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Renfrew Legion hosts county idol showcase

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Keelin Dowdall, Emily Waterston, Dave Rose and Darren Caldwell sang their way into the hearts of the judges and audiences on the weekend to win the Renfrew round of Renfrew County Idol. The next round of competition is Jan. 29 and 30 in Arnprior. The junior categories will be judged Saturday at Arnprior and District High School, and the adults will compete Sunday at the Arnprior Legion hall. County Idol Competition chair Raye-Anne Briscoe attended both competitions, and Renfrew Reeve Audrey Green brought greetings from the town. She especially praised the depth of musical talent in the region. The next competition is Jan. 29 and 30 in Arnprior, and registration will be accepted up to one Adult winners at the Renfrew County Idol competition on Sunday were, week before the competition. at left, Darren Caldwell of Haley Station and Dave Rose of Beachburg.

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Competitors in the youth showcase were, from left, Rachel Cloutier, Jonathan Legris, Keelin Dowdall, Mackenzie Cloutier, Avery Jessup, Shelby Rougier, Emily Waterston, John Andrews, Bailey Rogers, Raya Droppo, Melissa Legault and Dylan Drumm.

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Water problems not system-wide: report

The final report on well testing in the Braeside Ridge area indicates there is no system-wide contamination problems with the water. McNab-Braeside CAO Noreen Mellema told council the results of tests by the Renfrew County and District Health Unit and provincial Ministry of the Environment show there are some site-specific problems, but the Braeside Quarry operation is not affecting nearby wells. “The tests didn’t raise any red flags.� While there are water quality problems in some wells, the results show that the area’s water “is no better or no worse than anyplace else in rural Eastern Ontario,� said Mayor Mary Campbell. She congratulated the health unit and MOE for “going above and beyond� with three rounds of testing, which would have been costly for township taxpayers if the municipality, had been forced to do it. She stressed that council has always maintained that the well contamination issue was never strictly a ‘quarry’ issue. There were at least four sources considered conntributors to the contamination – the quarry, outdated septic systems, unusually heavy rains and the spreading of septage, she said. Tom Jones, property manager of Miller Paving and operator of the Braeside Quarry, is “very pleased� to see the monitoring work done. It was the company’s hydro-geological engineers who “brought the problem to light,� he said. Jones said Miller’s experts are available to help landowners in the area solve any water problems they have, he added.

Campbell said she asked if the MOE and health unit had any recommendations to help deal with the well water contamination that was found. The ministries suggested the township is taking appropriate steps to protect the water with the provisions in its official plan and building code, she said. Mellema said the health unit has offered to hold a workshop locally showing landowners how to test their well water. Also, the ministries have encouraged the township to distribute well water protection information, which it could do in the tax bills, she added. She said the township and ministries would like to tackle the problem by addressing such issues as proper installation of wells and maintenance of septic systems. “Education is the key ... we’re going to arrange meetings and press releases on wells and septic systems early in the new year.�

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Solve Shawville, but not Stittsville PETER CLARK

A member of Canada’s 2002 Olympic gold medal-winning women’s hockey team, Katie Weatherston, introduces herself to the girls participating in the hockey clinic held Jan. 12 at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. Mercury photo by Peter Clark

Olympian Weatherston finds way to stay in the game PETER CLARK

Girls from three Ottawa Valley high schools got up close and personal with an Olympic gold medallist at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre last Thursday. Katie Weatherston, a member of the Team Canada women’s gold medalwinning ice hockey team of the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy was in Renfrew conducting a twohour clinic for girls from the high school hockey programs of the Opeongo Wildcats, Arnprior Redmen and Renfrew Collegiate Raiders. The 27-year-old Thunder Bay native has enjoyed much success on the ice. After winning two gold medals with Canada’s under-22 team, Weatherston’s progress in hockey continued. She became a member of the national team in 2004 and won gold at Four Nations Cup tournaments in 2004, 2005 and 2007. But highlighting her career was gold in Turin. Weatherston had four goals and one assist in five games at the Olympics. Included was the game-win-

ning goal in the semi-final victory over Finland. She also notched three goals in the 2007 Women’s World Hockey Championships en route to the gold medal, and two goals in the 2008 tournament when the team finished with silver. Weatherston played college hockey for Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In four years with the Dartmouth Big Green, she amassed 113 goals in 124 games, including a careerhigh 38 goals and 15 points in the 2005-06 campaign. Unfortunately, her playing career was cut short by an injury. “I got a concussion after a hit from behind. I can’t play any impact sports,” Weatherston pointed out. Winning Olympic gold is something that will last a lifetime. “It was an awesome experience,” she said. “A lot of hard work went into it. It was a great way to finish my (playing) career.” But Weatherston’s career in hockey is far from over. She is owner and head instructor of the Superior Edge Hockey

School, an all-girls hockey school which she founded in 2005. She is conducting a hockey camp in Renfrew at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre Monday, Jan. 31. “We run team clinics every week, and hockey camps, usually in the evenings,” Weatherston noted. “We have 35 kids signed up (for Renfrew Jan. 31). There are not many girls clinics run by a female instructor.” And perhaps none by an Olympic gold medallist. Weatherston also runs numerous day-long clinics during school holidays, such as the one coming up Jan. 31 during a school PA day, as well as the Christmas holidays, and March break, and clinics in the summertime. “We run clinics throughout Eastern Ontario and Northern Ontario,” she adds. There is still room for girls (born 1994 to 2003) to sign up for the clinic at Ma-Te-Way. The six-hour camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. includes three hours on ice, and a three-hour off-ice session. The cost is $75. Go to katieweatherston. com for more information or to register.

The Renfrew Timberwolves and Almonte Thunder continue their dogfight for third place in the Valley Division of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League. Again this week, when dust settled, it was Almonte, still with a onepoint edge. The Wolves turned in a solid performance in garnering a 6-2 win over the Pontiac Juniors in Shawville Friday night. But the Wolves were unable to build on that momentum and dropped a 4-1 decision to the Stittsville Royals Sunday afternoon. A former Wolf briefly of a year ago, Curtis Sernoskie, returned from college and made an impact right away. Sernoskie had two goals and assisted on three others to pace the Wolves. He also had the potential to make something happen every time he was on the ice. Another Timberwolf from days past, Ethan Allard, had the game’s first goal, while Patrice Wren, Steven Powell and team captain Michael Deslaurier counted others. Tyler Virgin and ex-Wolf Mitch Parker put a brief scare into the Wolves when the pair connected for Shawville 33 seconds apart in the third period to cut a 3-0 Renfrew lead to 3-2. But Powell and Deslaurier responded in the next five minutes to reclaim the Wolves’ three-goal advantage.

The game developed into a battle of the goaltenders for about a period and half as the Pontiac’s Tyler Ladoucer made a couple of unbelievable stops while the Wolves Mike Rosebrook was more than equal to the task when called upon. The Wolves finally made a breakthrough when Allard and Wren put the first goals up on the scoreboard in the second period. Sernoskie made it 3-0 early in the third period, and then added his second on a powerplay just before time ran out. Jimmy MacMillan opened the scoring 3:42 into the game, but Stittsville netminder Erik Miksik closed the door the rest of the way. Greg Harding potted two goals for the Royals, who broke a 11 deadlock with two markers 49 seconds apart early in the middle period before adding an insurance tally in the third. Richard Barr took the goaltending defeat. Barr made 31 saves while Miksik handled 42 of 43 Renfrew shots. The Wolves are eight points up on Stittsville for the final playoff spot as they enter a three-game weekend. Renfrew takes on the rival Arnprior Packers Friday night. Game time at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre is 8 p.m. Then it’s off to the road for a pair of games at unusual starting times. The Wolves are in Arnprior for a rematch with the Packers Saturday at 6 p.m., and then travel to Almonte Sunday for a 4:30 p.m. start with the Thunder.

What home field advantage? The National Football League is almost becoming like the National Hockey League in one sense. There was a day when home ice in hockey meant something, particularly in the playoffs. Not so much any more. That trend has stretched over to the NFL. It doesn’t matter where you finish, just get into the playoffs. This past weekend illustrates that point once again as the two No. 1 seeds were KO’d upon their return to the field following first-round playoff byes. Road teams have already won five of the eight games played. Included was three out of four during wildcard weekend. It could have been all four, but the vastly underdogged 7-and-9 Seattle Seahawks shocked the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints for the only home-team victory. I wouldn’t bet the farm on the home teams in either of the Conference finals this weekend either. Green Bay is in Chicago, and I actually like the travelling Packers to win this one. I always take Pittsburgh at home in a playoff game, but do so this week with caution. Doing so means going against a New York Jets team that has already won in Indianapolis, and has already won in

PETER CLARK PETER’S PUTTERINGS New England, in this year’s playoffs. And coach Rex Ryan has already put his best foot forward and assured us his Jets would win the Super Bowl, even before the season began. The last guy to guarantee anything like that was quarterback Joe Namath before the championship game in 1969. That also happens to be the only time the New York Jets won the Super Bowl. It’s been 70 years! I find this surprising. Considering their rivalry, the Bears and Packers haven’t met in a playoff game since 1941. Chicago won 33-14. * * * The four teams never to have appeared in a Super Bowl are the Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions. And for this week: Zdeno Chara notched his first NHL hat trick Monday. He becomes the fourth defenceman in Boston Bruins history to do so. Name the previous three.

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St. Joseph’s Jaguars’ senior boys own the road


Atom Timberwolves bring home championship hardware from Smiths Falls PETER CLARK

The Renfrew Atom Timberwolves have been on a bit of a roll. Their latest notable triumph early in 2011 was capturing the Smiths Falls Bears tournament title over the past weekend. The Wolves defeated North Leeds 6-1, Loyalist Jets 4-2 and the Ottawa Sting 2-1 on Tyler Blackburn’s shootout game winner in the final. Luke Moran and Connery Campbell split goaltending duties. Moran earned two victories and Campbell one. Brennan Hill and Thomas Barber both scored three goals in the tournament. Nicholas Crozier added a pair, and Andrew MacAskill, Jared Burnette and Jayce Greer singles. Barber had a marker in each game. Reid Barber and Braedon Reinert added two assists in the opening win. PEEWEE WOLVES IN FINAL The Peewee Wolves also travelled to Smiths Falls and lost the final 4-3 to the Pontiac Lions. The Wolves defeated Perth 5-1 and tied host Smiths Falls 3-3 in earlier match-ups. Kraig Thompson had three goals, and Ryan Pettigrew (2G, 4A), Zach Moran and Craig Hiderman two goals each. Ben Scheuneman and Evan Gillan collected singles. Colin Schwartz had two goal-

tending wins and Cameron Iob the deadlock. Arnprior blanked the Peewee Wolves 4-0 in league action last week. Iob was between the pipes for Renfrew. Iob also backstopped a 1-1 tie against Petawawa. Ryan Pettigrew scored. The Peewee Wolves bounced back with a 2-1 win over Muskrat Tuesday on the strength of two Pettigrew markers. Schwartz carded the netminding win. The Bantam Wolves dropped a 7-3 decision to Valley Storm. Adam Martin had two goals and Auston Pierce a single. Chloe Eady started between the pipes, and was relieved by Jonathan Chippure halfway through the game. Zach McIntyre posted his fifth shutout and Stephen Cuthill notched both goals in a 2-0 Major Midget Wolves win over Valley Storm. Ryan Moriarity connected for the Midgets in a 2-1 setback to Pembroke at home. Blake Schwartz guarded the goalcrease. There will be a wide array of fans at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre this Saturday. Three Wolves teams are at home to teams from separate towns. The Atom Wolves host the Arnprior Packers at 2:30 p.m., the Peewee Wolves meet the Pembroke Kings at 3:45 p.m., and the Bantam Wolves challenge the Muskrat Voyageurs at 5 p.m. The Atom Wolves also host Pembroke at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mulvagh were the Jaguars’ top scorers in the Jan. 11 contest. The Jaguars also had their heels clipped by the Wildcats 41-23 in Opeongo last Thursday. Braeden Troutman bagged 10 points for St. Joseph’s. The Jaguar senior girls won for the second consecutive day by a 3-0 count on the volleyball court. St. Joseph’s jumped out quickly and never looked back in the victory over the Madawaska Valley District Wolves Jan. 11. The Barry’s Bay school clipped the Junior Jaguars 3-1. It couldn’t have been much closer on Monday as the Jaguars were edged in a pair of 3-2 decisions by the Renfrew Collegiate Raiders. The final junior margin read 15-12 while the Senior Jaguars overcame a two-set deficit which included a 30-28 clash in game one before being nipped in the fifth set.


The Renfrew Atom Timberwolves captured their second tournament title of the 2010-11 season and first of the new year last weekend in Smiths Falls. In front from left are Connery Campbell and Lucas Moran; first row, Thomas Barber, Jayce Greer, Simon Rose, Andrew MacAskill, Brendan Hill, Tyler Blackburn, Matthew Finan; second row Reid Barber, Braeden Reinert, Brock Pierce, Carter Bleeks, Jared Burnette, Nick Crozier; and bench staff Terry Hill, Cory Greer, Carey Finan and Jamie Campbell. Photo courtesy of Rachel Blackburn

The St. Joseph’s Jaguars senior boys basketball team has become road warriors. In a span of four days last week, St. Joseph’s posted three Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association victories away from the home gymnasium. The Jaguars got it started Jan. 10 with a 61-51 triumph in Pembroke over the Bishop Smith Crusaders. Then came a comeback performance in Arnprior. St. Joseph’s roared back from a 17-7 first-half deficit to defeat the Redmen 46-41. A tenacious team defence and relented fast breaks keyed the St. Joseph’s victory. Brett Riopelle had 18 points for the Jaguars. Josh Lamourie added 11 points and Jared Rio-

pelle nine. The Jaguars then upped their record in 2011 to 3-and-1 with a convincing 63-39 win over the Opeongo Wildcats. Riopelles Jared and Brett had 29 and 15 points respectively, and Lamourie 11 for St. Joseph’s. Coach Teresa Naismith said good solid basketball led to the team’s early success. “I attribute (success) to fast breaks; quick hands and quick feet,” the coach said. She added, the team has been able to stay calm and slow things down when the time called for it. “We’ve been very strong defensively, which is causing turnovers and creating scoring chances.” The top team in the junior loop stopped the Jaguars 65-14. Trevor Vooght hauled in six rebounds versus Arnprior while Jordan Lepine and Derek


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This past weekend the curling club was home to the International Spaghetti Spiel and 24 teams made it the biggest and best yet. Thanks to our American friends, not only was it an incredibly fun event with laughs aplenty and a hot video preview, but also a tremendous financial success thanks to their generosity. This will help, especially this year as two more old pieces of equipment are dead or dying. A special thanks to organizers Theresa and Karl Mann, Helen Hayward and her overworked kitchen helpers, Dwight Hayward and his bar staff and Rob Warren and his ice crew. Congratulations to the overall point winners, Andy and Theresa Miller and Hessel and Audrey VanderVelde. The news is already out to sign up early for next year’s do or a great event will be missed. Now, here is some more terrific news. The Tuesday night Special Olympics program has produced another successful team as they won the Special Olympic Ontario OCA Dominion Tankard southeast qualifier and will now move on to Grimsby Feb. 13 to play a final between the men’s semifinal and final game of the Tankard. Congratulations to the team of Jesse Collins, Geraldine Prince, Raymond Goodyear and Tom Welch and coaches Shelley and Lindsay Jamieson. And Team Gardner, carrying Renfrew colours, won the B-side in Tankard Region 1 playdowns and will be heading to the provincial championships in Grimsby from Feb. 7 to 13. The team members are Chris Gardner, Don Bowser, Brad Kidd and Simon Barrick. Two Renfrew teams travelled to Cobden to play in a point spiel Saturday, Jan. 8 and the Rob Warren, Don Rouble, Jim Berg and Andy Humphries team came second while the team of Bill Bowles, Charlie Ricard, Dwight Hayward and Tom Carroll were not quite so fortunate. Their single win left them out of the prizes. The senior ladies also returned to Autumn Leaves action in Eganville and Killaloe. The team of Yvonne Sklepowicz, Barb Roy, Patsy Stewart and Willy Lafrance and Jane Hunter, Joan Hickey, Leith Collins and Sandra Fredette faced a power failure before their games and unfortunately on the ice afterward as challenging ice took its toll and Renfrew dropped all four games. They also threatened me with no more meals at the club if I dare mention the scores so …

Selling of 2011 Dog Tags One of the American rinks squares off against a Renfrew team in the annual Spaghetti Spiel. Mercury photo by Lucy Hass

The boys are back in town LUCY HASS

The boys were back in town last weekend. Since 2006, a group from the area of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has made the six-hour trip to Renfrew for a good time with Canadian friends at the Renfrew Curling Club. In the summer they enjoy fishing with friends like Wes Rathwell, who joined the visitors in a game of poker before the ‘spiel. But that wasn’t the only prespiel showdown. The two rinks that made the trek also faced each other in a grudge match Friday after-

noon. In that warm-up match U.S.A. One (Rich Malishchak, Jerry Malishchak, Glen Shaffer and John Fronzoni Sr.) defeated U.S.A. 2 (Jake Malishchak, Luke Malishchak, Gary Fronzoni Jr. and John Fronzoni Jr.) by a 7-5 margin. “We love our Canadian friends. We love the hospitality,” said Shaffer. Year after year they are drawn back to Renfrew for “wonderful friends and wonderful times.” In gratitude, the group brought along a television, complete with a video of a past visit, to be raffled off to raise money for the club.

Belle rings on Gatineau twice CAROLYN DOUCETTE UOV Ringette Association

Upper Ottawa Valley Ringette teams came away with plenty of wins this past weekend. The Belle B team hosted and swept Gatineau in two matches Saturday in Cobden, 6-0 and 7-0. Finding the net were Jaimy Lacharity, Kristine Millar, Hillary Morgan, Ashley Raycroft, Jocelyn Howes and Renee Audet. Getting the shut out was Kayla Quintal. The Tween C team was on the road to Gatineau and Gloucester on Saturday and came away with wins for both games. Abby Hall, Mykenzie McCal-

lum, Amy Raycroft and Allison Doucette led on the scoresheet, while Amanda Limlaw was solid between the pipes. The Petite B team played at Ma-Te-Way on Sunday, hosting Gloucester. UOV lost 6-2 and a close 6-5 decision. The Petite C team was in Cobden Saturday. After winning the first game 6-5 over Clarence/ Rockland, they were defeated in the second game 6-4. The team then travelled to West Ottawa on Sunday and brought home a 9-6 win. First-year player Emma Lee Reinhart hit the net with helpers from Georgia Clemmer and Madison Stroud.

The Township of Whitewater Region is looking for an independent and responsible person to sell 2011 Dog Tags door to door within the entire municipality. The interested individual(s) may request a details and fact sheet from the Township Office located at 44 Main Street, Cobden. A proposal shall be submitted to the Township Office no later than Monday February 14th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. For any additional information, please contact the Municipal Office at 613-646-2282. 444957

ATTENTION VETERANS, EX-SERVICE PERSONNEL AND DEPENDENTS Eligibility for benefits through Veterans Affairs has changed and new programs offered under the New Veterans’ Charter. This means you may now qualify for one or more of the following: – Disability Pension or a lump sum award for disabilities related to service; – Treatment Benefits; – War Veterans’ and Widows’ allowance; – Earnings loss income, Supplementary retirement income, Extended health coverage, Educational assistance, etc. – Home assistance or help with the cost of care in nursing or retirement homes – Benevolent Fund assistance Mr. John Morrison (Service Bureau Officer from the Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command) will be visiting RCL Branch #148, Renfrew one day during THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 2011 Anyone wishing more assistance or information on the benefits should leave their name, address and phone number with the Branch Secretary at 613-4326450 so that you may be contacted about the exact date and time of interviews. 408610



Wright keeps Farrell’s unbeaten season alive PETER CLARK

Thanks to some late-game magic from Nicholas Wright, Farrell’s Installation remains unbeaten in the 2010-11 Upper Ottawa Valley Atom House League season. Wright notched 10 goals over three games, including the equalizer with one second remaining to give Farrell’s a 3-3 tie in Pembroke. Darin Verch added three goals and Taunton Landriault one as Farrell’s also topped Cobden 5-2 and Beachburg 6-2. Backstopped by goaltender Jacob Miller, Farrell’s is 12-0-and-4. The Rink Rat Pro Shop lost a 10-9 game to Eganville with two seconds remaining, and tied Arnprior 2-2 in the novice loop. Justin Schutt had six goals, Jack O’Grady and Olivia Smart two, and Connor Zohr a single for the Rink Rats. Tom MacAskill was in goal. Canadian Tire lost 2-0 to Cobden in league play, and then reached the B side of the Barry’s Bay tournament. The Renfrew team fell 5-1 to Perth-Lanark, edged the Barry’s Bay Kodiacs 2-1 and lost 5-2 to the Barry’s Bay Grizzlies. Avery Campbell and Maxx Steele had two goals. Brandon McCrea added one in front of goaltender Tyson Johnston. Metro defeated Pizzeria 9-3 in an all-Renfrew battle. Colby Bleeks had five goals, and Draevan Cameron and Carter Sammon two each in the win; and Crawford Leavoy two and Owen Lefebvre one in defeat. Summer Simons got the goaltending win over Katie Brydges. Dawson Campbell counted two goals and Braedon Vincent notched shutout No. 8 of 2010-11 in NAPA Auto Parts’ 4-0 peewee house victory over Pembroke. Evan Zohr and Hunter Wright canned singles. Carter Atkins’ second shutout of the season, a 4-0 win over

Cobden, highlighted a five-game slate for Scotiabank which also featured a 7-4 win over Eganville, and 5-1 triumph over Pembroke in a Westmeath tournament. Scotiabank also lost 5-3 to Deep River in the Westmeath tournament, and 6-2 to Deep River in league action. John Agnew had a hat trick and six goals overall. Brad Shean added five goals, and Dawson Brown (3A) four goals. Ryan Fortin chipped in with three markers, and Brandon Fortin, Cole Turcotte and Caleb Coulas singles. Jordan Vandersleen’s sixth shutout and goals from Alex Markus, Garett McDonald, Spencer Brydges and Justin Virgin steered B.R. Fulton Construction past Pembroke 4-0. Carter Blimkie earned the shutout in Budget Roofing’s 60 bantam league triumph over Petawawa. Jonathan Vezina and Carter Briscoe had two goals, and Calum Chalmers and Cody Smith singles. Vezina and Frank Hanniman had the only other Budget markers as the Renfrew squad lost five other games, including three in a Pembroke tournament. Fraser’s Clothes Shop defeated Pembroke 2-1 and lost 4-2 to Westmeath. Kellee Bovair, Jacob Murdock, Brandon Kelly and Carson Eady were Fraser’s goalgetters. Jessey Chapieski added two helpers. Jonathan Carlson was between the pipes for Fraser’s Clothes Shop. USS Manufacturing tied Deep River 1-1 and Pembroke 2-2 in midget house action. Ryan Fraser had two goals and Michael Gavin one in support of netminder Travis Lemay. Renfrew Esso dropped a 5-3 decision to Cobden. Joel Ferguson pulled the trigger twice, while Caylen Edwards added a single. Schyler Sanftenberg handled goaltending duties.

Snowmobile Ride for Dad Feb. 19 The Renfrew County Ride For Dad organizing committee is delighted to bring you a Ride For Dad on snowmobiles. Organizers with the Renfrew County chapter, based in Petawawa, came up with the idea of the new and only Snowmobile Ride For Dad in December. The ride will take place on Feb. 19. It will start and finish at the Timberline Snowmobile Clubhouse, 2 Henan Rd., Pembroke at the A/B Trail.

Registration is at 8 a.m. and the trail ride gets underway at 10 a.m. sharp. The $25 registration includes lunch in Deep River. Registration is free for riders collecting $100 or more in pledges. “Join the fight against prostate cancer and have fun with us,” note organizers in a press release. For more information, visit www.SnowmobileRideForDad. org.

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The new red Calabogie Adaptive Ski Program jackets will be easy to see. Photo courtesy of Clay Dawdy

Adaptive Ski Program has new look on the hill Clay Dawdy, program co-ordinator for Calabogie’s Adaptive Ski Program, displays the new jackets that its volunteers and instructors are wearing at Calabogie Peaks Resort this season. The red ski jackets with the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing’s logo on the back will not only create public awareness for the program, but being highly visible on the hill provides an intrinsic safety value for the skiers as well. With 57 volunteers and instructors and 38 disabled skiers, the Sunday program entering its seventh season is now well established. “It’s hard to believe that we started with eight skiers, two sit-skis and a handful of dedicated volunteers seven years ago,” stated Bob Gilmour, the program’s On-Hill co-ordinator and one of its founding members. “Today, we have a total of 11 sit-skis for skiers confined to wheelchairs, snow sliders (basically walkers on skis), adaptive snowboard equipment and a variety of other equipment to assist our skiers in coming down the slopes.” The eight-week program started Jan. 9. Morning and afternoon programs are offered for new skiers with full-day programs offered to those more experienced and independent skiers.Instructor and volunteer training took place in December with a full-day follow-up session scheduled for Jan. 30. Emphasis is always on “safety, fun, and learning how to ski” in that order, explained Dawdy. COMMUNITY LIVING DAY The highly successful Community Living Day for challenged adults from the Renfrew and Arnprior areas will enter its sixth season on the first Monday in February. Last year, about 25 instructors and volunteers introduced 20 adults from the Community Living program to the sport of skiing, resulting in lots of smiles from people that normally view ice and snow as the enemy. Also, the Peaks Higher Education Program, involving weekday visits by public and high schools, continues to support inclusion for disabled skiers using the Peaks Snow School, assisted by volunteers as required. A number of instructors have been involved with training disabled military veterans in the United States to ski and a similar program is tentatively scheduled to start for Canadian disabled veterans this year at Calabogie. Both Dawdy and Gilmour stated that they are “in the smile business,” but admitted they didn’t know who was smiling more, the skiers or the volunteers. Further information can be obtained on the website www.cads-ncd/calabogie_home.html.

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The Township will be hosting a PUBLIC MEETING where representatives from Watson and Associates, will review and explain their findings, financial analysis and recommendations. A public question period will follow the formal presentation. This PUBLIC MEETING will be held at: Cobden Agricultural Society Hall, 43 Astrolabe Road, Cobden Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:00 pm Water users and Wastewater users are encouraged to attend the public meeting. If you have any questions you can call the Township Office at (613) 646-2282. 445168

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Josh Hudson of RCI goes up for two points in the Senior Raiders 48-33 win over the league rival Mackenzie Mustangs at the Grant Gym. The Raiders and Arnprior Redmen co-hosted the annual tournament Friday and Saturday. South Grenville defeated Ottawa in the final to capture the tournament title. Mercury photo


Heritage Renfrew’s Annual General Meeting January 25th, 2011 Renfrew Legion @ 7 p.m. Please plan on attending to hear our Guest Speakers: Garnet Wilkes & Norman Schiemann who will be making a presentation on interesting story of loggers who lost their lives along the Madawaska River in the 19th century.

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Junior Raider teams post consecutive wins PETER CLARK

The Renfrew Collegiate Raiders enjoyed a fine week in Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletics Association junior boys basketball action with a pair of wins. The Junior Raiders tamed the General Panet Panthers 54-47 in Petawawa Jan. 11. Solid defensive efforts were turned in by Tedy Wolfe and Blair MacKenzie. Mark Hibbins also sparked the Raiders off the bench. The RCI juniors made it back-to-back wins with a 53-28 triumph over the Fellowes Falcons in Pembroke. Bruce Cole and Adam Martin had strong games for the Raiders. Shazad Azam banked home 31 and 42 points respectively in the two victories. The Senior Raiders split a pair of UOVHSAA encounters on the road. In Petawawa, the Raiders cut a 15-point deficit to eight, and then came all the way back with a 28point fourth quarter to top General Panet 58-53 last Tuesday. The outside shooting of Jacob Crilly and Qasim Azam (22 points) led RCI back from the depths. The Raiders ran into a buzz saw the next afternoon, falling 51-30 to a hustling defending league champion Fellowes Falcons team. Crilly had eight points for RCI. The Raiders and Arnprior Redmen co-hosted their annual eight-team senior boys basketball tournament at the two schools Friday and Saturday. Both teams finished third in their pools and finished out of the playoff round. The Raiders defeated league rival Mackenzie Mustangs, but lost to tournament champion South Grenville and Ottawa. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL The RCI junior girls pulled out a 3-2 thriller over the Bishop Smith Crusaders in volleyball action. Hustle and good teamwork led by Kaleigh Nichol, Alison Martin, Carly McHenry and Macy McGregor fueled the RCI victory. The junior girls gave a similar effort and showed no quit Thursday as well at the Grant Gym. After falling behind 2-0 in games, the Raiders rallied to take the next three sets to defeat Arnprior 3-2. The Senior Raiders put in the effort, but unforced errors cost them a 3-0 setback to Bishop Smith. The Raiders polished things up in their next outing and went on to blank the Arnprior Redmen 3-0 Thursday.

RUNNING WITH THE JAGUARS Cole Turcotte shows his allegiance for his mother’s team as the St. Joseph’s Jaguars take on the Renfrew Collegiate Raiders in senior girls volleyball action at the St. Joseph’s gymnasium Monday. The Jaguars are coached by Renee Turcotte and Linda Ainsworth. The sign was made in art class, and the logo on the right can be changed to suit the visiting team. Unfortunately for Cole and the Jaguars, they came up just short, losing to RCI in a five-set thriller. Mercury photo by Peter Clark

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LOCAL FREE-THROW CHAMPS The Knights of Columbus Council 1916 held its annual local basketball free throw competition for local students ages 9 to 14 in the St. Joseph’s Catholic High School gymnasium Tuesday evening. In front row from left are the girls winners, Jillian McNulty (9), Victoria Hanniman (10), Taylor Sul (11), Sarah Malatesta (12) and Abby Cliche (13); and standing, boys winners Connor Dowdall (10), John Agnew (11), Braedon Vincent (12) and Nolan Saumure (14). Although there were no competitors in the girls 14 or boys nine and 13 age groups, the 40 participants were the most the Knights have had at the local level in years. All of the above winners advance to the district final against Arnprior and Eganville competitors on Tuesday, Feb. 1, also at SJCHS. Mercury photo by Peter Clark

Skills, red neckers needed Two events at Renfrew Winter Frew Fest Jan. 29 are still in need of participants. The hockey skills competition at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre and the red neck crash ice skating event at O’Brien Park by the Swinging Bridge are in search of more entrants. Times for these events are from noon to 2 p.m. for the hockey skills, and 6 to 7 p.m. for the red neckers. Call the Renfrew Recreation Centre at 613-432-3131 for more information.

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JANUARY 19, 1911 LADIES CURLING CLUB ELECTS OFFICERS: At a recent meeting of the Ladies Curling Club the following were elected for the season. Honorary presidents Mrs. J.H. Carswell, Mrs. C.A. Dewey, Mrs. M.J. O’Brien and Mrs. B.G. Connolly, president Mrs. M. McKinnon, vicepresident Miss C. Barr, secretary-treasurer Miss M. Martin, and managing committee Mrs. J. B. O’Brien, Mrs. A.E. Handford, Miss Faichney and Mrs. Kaireen Mackay. SENATOR DERBYSHIRE COMING: Senator Derbyshire of Brockville, Past Grand Master of the I.O.O.F. of Ontario, will visit Marion Lodge, NO 131, Renfrew, on Monday and will be present at the banquet and presentation in the I.O.O.F. hall that evening. The popular and well-known Oddfellow will give an address.

OLGA LEWIS FROM THE OLD FILES In addition to the banquet there will be an interesting event in the presentation of Jewels to Bro. B. Lester, R. Carruth and O.Wright, who for 25 years have been members of the order. JANUARY 16, 1936 MR. MAUNSELL HIGHLY PLEASED WITH RENFREW TALENT: Robert Maunsell, who has been training a hundred of Renfrew’s young people for the musical comedy It’s a Knockout, reports that everything is in readiness for the first show this evening. Mr. Maunsell had high praise for the capability of Renfrew’s young folk in the various


acts. Nowhere has he found the task of direction as pleasant as in Renfrew. MR C.C. HAYCRAFT WON FIRST PRIZE FOR ESSAY: In The Edgar Allen News for December, a publication issued in the interest of a big steel plant in Sheffield, England, their five prize winning essays in the subject of advertising included those by J.R. Brace of Bombay, India and C.C. Haycraft of Renfrew. They each deal with certain advertising which had appeared in a previous issue of The Edgar Allen News, the former championing the old conservative form of advertising and the latter supporting the modern artistic kind. JANUARY 20, 1971 ERNIE’S HAPPY: Arctic Cat snowmobilers Don Belanger and Ernie Melcher came back

from a trip to the Kawartha Cup races at Peterborough all smiles. Roger Jenssen driving an Arctic Cat won the cup and captured most of the awards on the final day. Arctic Cat swept the threeday event; Mrs. Pat White, a Renfrew native driving a snow cruiser won women’s international award. JOHN L. LEGION: The Royal Canadian Legion award given John Forgie Saturday night is, in the words of one of his comrades, the Legion’s Victoria Cross. Few men have served so long. But part of the reason many Legionnaires and friends turned out Saturday night was to thank a man who does a job quietly, because it needs doing, not for recognition and praise. That’s John Forgie. Olga Lewis is available to help with research. Call 613-432-6958.

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The Corporation of the Township of McNab/Braeside is a rural municipality with a population of approximately 7,222 residents located in the County of Renfrew. With access on Highway 17, the community is halfway between the Town of Arnprior and the Town of Renfrew. Due to the recent resignation of Chief Dodge the Township now seeks new leadership in the part time position of Fire Chief. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working within a composite department to maintain high standards in education, inspection and suppression activities. Overseeing three stations with a compliment of approximately forty-two volunteer positions, the Chief will also have proven ability to work closely with neighbouring communities for mutual aid. As a senior Director of the Township, the Fire Chief will report to the Chief Administrative Officer and work as part of the Senior Management Team to advance the needs of the entire community through mutual cooperation. Those with proven fire management experience enhanced with appropriate education and certification should submit a detailed resume and cover letter clearly marked as to contents no later than February 10th 2011 to the attention of: Noreen C. Mellema, CMO, CAO/Clerk Township of McNab/Braeside 2508 Russett Drive R.R. #2 Arnprior, Ontario K7S 3G8. Additional information can be confidentially requested through email at Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

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RICHARD WIELAND, deceased. All persons having claims against the Estate of Richard Wieland, late of the Township of Horton, in the County of Renfrew, who died on or about the 10th day of December, 2010, are hereby notified to send particulars of same to the undersigned solicitor for the Estate Trustee, duly verified, on or before the 10th day of February, 2011, after which date the Estate will be distributed, with regard only to the claims of which the undersigned shall have notice, and the undersigned will not be liable to any person of whose claim they shall not then have notice. DATED at Renfrew, Ontario, this 12th day of January, 2011. CHOWN & SMITH, Brian D. Smith, Barrister & Solicitor, 297 Raglan Street, South, Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 1R6. Solicitor for the Estate Trustee. 444458

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Engagement in workplace starts at the grassroots STEVE NEWMAN

Each time, she didn’t answer, which helped to reinforce the man’s hypothesis. Then, standing next to his wife, instead of in the other room, he asked again, “What’s for supper?” To which she replied, underlying who really was hard of hearing, “For the fifth time, dear, chicken.”

Engage your fellow workers. That theme rang loud and clear as guest speaker, consultant and workshop leader Bernie Sander addressed about 60 Ottawa Valley businesspeople and municipal employees Jan. 13. The occasion was the monthly meeting of the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium at the Renfrew Industrial Commission. Sander referenced the success story of Times Fiber, a Renfrew company whose 70 employees helped identify problems that can be minimized or eliminated, to help improve its bottom line as well as staff morale. The June 2010 exercise resulted in the identification of $640,000 in potential benefits, as employees from every sector of Times Fiber were asked for input, based on one-on-one interviews and follow-up discussion. Sander’s management training is called PIT-Step, an acronym for Problem Finding, Structuring and Solving in Teams. It’s a bottom-up approach to discover what aggravates all employees, and what could be done to make employees more efficient. Without engaging all employees, problems cannot be adequately and sufficiently identified, said Sander. “I wonder how many people here today have worked with a team or coworkers that was/is truly engaged,” said field service advisor Gay Henniger of the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium while introducing Sander to the audience. “Personally, I guess I have been lucky, as this has happened to me twice in my lifetime. When your employees are engaged, you can do anything. Getting to that point is not always easy, but an engaged workforce is a huge competitive advantage.” Problems have different tags, said Sander. In his management experience, he says problems or ideas typically include 10 per cent just-do-its, 10 per cent don’t-do-its, and 10 per cent short-term issues. Another 20 per cent of issues are suited for one-hour problem solving methodology, and another 10 per cent involve existing projects. Regardless of where a company is physically located, Sander said his experience shows that effective identification of problems or ideas often involves ‘E’ words, such as enable and empower. ‘IT’S STILL A PROBLEM’ Nor do ideas have to be well articulated. “Maybe a suggestion wasn’t the best, but it’s still a problem,” said Sander. “It’s not that employees are not creative; rather, that the death rate of their ideas is far too high.” Furthermore, members of management often don’t understand an idea or a problem until it is shared with


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Guest speaker Bernie Sander speaks to 60 businesspeople and municipal employees at the Renfrew Industrial Commission. Mercury photo by Steve Newman other employees. “I get really, really ticked when employees go out the door in the evening with ideas (that aren’t shared with fellow employees),” said Sander. “They come (to work) with a lot and they leave with a lot (that isn’t shared).” Sander’s approach to identifying problems/ideas are for companies big and small. He says the number of problems/ideas will increase when the attitude improves, by including employees in the improvement process. He cited the examples of several companies who engaged in the problem/idea-identification process. Participants included Milliken Corporation, Boardroom Inc., and Richer Sounds. Those companies produced 110, 104 and 20 ideas per person per year respectively. “You will only know, ladies and gentlemen, the problems and issues if you involve each and every employee,” said Sander. It’s also important to visit the site of companies to identify ideas and problems. That’s partly, said Sander because 70 per cent of employees do not submit ideas, for a myriad of reasons, including the lack of a piece of paper to write it on; 70 per cent can articulate problems, but not solutions, unless they’re appropriately engaged; and 70 per cent of employees have never been asked to identify ideas or problems which, if examined more closely, might benefit the company. On-site visits also help to clarify that a problem sometimes isn’t what you think it is. As a humorous example, Sander told the story of the man who complained that his wife was hard of hearing. To prove his point, four times the man asked his wife what was for supper.

Before Sander’s workshop was over, he heard feedback from various municipal and business employees. They included operations manager Scott Desjardins of the Arnprior company, Sandvik. He said the workshop had given his company “some enthusiasm to try some new things” and develop more trust with its employees. Other feedback came from the likes of Jennifer Sterling of Atomic Energy of Canada, Renfrew councillor Jim Miller and Brian Yemen of Yemen Electric. “Don’t be afraid to ask questions (that might create solutions),” said Sterling. “The ‘idea’ presenter doesn’t have to know how the idea will succeed,” said Miller, as if to suggest that discussion among employees can help determine that. “You forget to listen sometimes,” said Yemen, co-owner of a company of a dozen employees. “This reminds you to be a better employer.” To echo the importance of grassroots feedback, MP Cheryl Gallant said the best information “comes from the grass roots. The government is the people, and the best ideas are from the people who drive it forth.” The exchange of ideas must continue, however. For example, Gallant pointed out that more discussion is often required because “new programs and laws are rarely perfect the first time.”

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Harper government gives Quebec forest industry $278 million; county gets nothing Following is a news release from the campaign of Independent federal candidate Hector Clouthier. Federal Independent candidate Hec Clouthier says it’s just another example of the major disconnect that exists between local MP Cheryl Gallant and her political bosses, and between the Conservative government and the people of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. Clouthier is referring to Stephen Harper’s decision to pump $278 million into the Canadian

age Harper spread out during the last economic downturn. “That’s two huge opportunities they had to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to the working forest here in Renfrew County, and yet they couldn’t see their way clear to helping out our folks here who are struggling. Nice payback for voting Conservative in four consecutive elections.� Clouthier says there may be two ways of interpreting this turn of events. One is that the prime minister, known for his

forestry industry. But with none of it making its way into Renfrew County, he feels it’s just another example of Gallant and her party showing indifference to the needs of the local industry. “I don’t get it,� says Clouthier. “Mrs. Gallant says she supports the local forestry in area media, yet not a nickel of this money comes anywhere near us. It goes to Quebec, instead.� Clouthier points out that the local industry did not benefit from the large stimulus pack-

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Clouthier says he, like many in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, have long since given up on any expectations they may have had in thinking that their current MP might actually stick up for the interests of this riding. “This is the most close-minded, secretive, calculating, and self-serving government in Canadian history, and Cheryl Gallant has been right there with it, marching right along with it, for over 10 years. She doesn’t represent us to them. She represents them to us.�


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Glen Meadows revised JOHN CARTER

Developer Peter Smith has presented his revised Glen Meadows residential subdivision to McNab-Braeside council (Dec. 21) in the hopes construction can start as early as mid-2011. With the original proposal of 220 homes on Arnprior water and sewer services dashed by the town’s reluctance to service subdivisions beyond its borders,

Smith is proposing 55 estate lots with private services on the property in the Russett Drive area. He has already begun to mark out roads on the property and drill test wells. McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell called the project well planned and designed and in keeping with the township’s vision to promote a rural lifestyle. However, drainage and other issues need to be addressed before final approval is given, she said. Smith, accompanied by Bruce Whitehead of JP2G Consultants, said the sub-

division will “greatly enhance McNabBraeside,” providing, along with other quality projects proposed for the township, quality homes for newcomers to live. The homes will be built under relatively strict esthetic guidelines, he said. “It won’t be a mish-mash.” Glen Meadows will be readily accessible, but will respect the environment, he stressed. He said the subdivision will include new walking trails and perhaps a fire hall and skating rink. He said he is in preliminary discussions with the County of Renfrew re-


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An afternoon meeting might boost attendance The Renfrew County Cattlemen’s annual meeting is tonight (January 20) in Cobden. It’s been well advertised so it will be interesting to see how many people show up. There is a guest speaker. Dave Tiller of the Ontario Independent Meat Packers will be speaking on the difficulties small meat processors are experiencing

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Oh well, at least the cattlemen board didn’t bring in a speaker who would lecture farmers on RURAL ROUTES how they should be more efficient producing beef. See RURAL, Page 25 with regulators and economic conditions. Not a cheerful topic to listen to on a cold winter night. Meat processors and beef farmers aren’t exactly buddies.


The Renfrew Plowmen’s Association meetings take place the fourth Thursday of each month. The next meeting is slated for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Whitewater Community Health Centre, 70 Main Street, Cobden. For details, contact Norman Eady at 613-4324200 or Marg Crozier at 613-432-2560.

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Continued from Page 24 That’s one thing farmers do not want to hear anymore. They cannot produce beef any cheaper than they do right now. Most of the people at the mid-January county cattlemen’s annual meeting in recent years are members of the cattlemen’s board. Only a handful of the “old faithful” attend. The others – there are hundreds of cattle producers in the county – are so fed up with negative things that they are slowly reducing their herd and will be calling it quits when they can get some supplementary income – their pension. Many have already quit raising cattle. Beef producers are fed up with paying check-off fees to the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association and not seeing many positive results. They’re frustrated at the gloomy state of the once powerful cattle industry. They know going to an annual meeting won’t make any difference. All they’ll hear is more gloom and doom. Look back at the special beef meeting held at Opeongo High School in February of 2004. I wrote a column about it. The roads were terrible that evening after the heaviest snowfall of the winter. But 450 beef producers came out to voice their opinion on what ails the beef industry after the BSE crisis of the previous year. Beef producers came from as far away as Napanee. At the end of the evening, Preston Cull, who organized the meeting, asked the crowd for a show of hands to see how many people wanted a single


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

73 Plaunt Street, Renfrew 613-433-3626

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

Weekend Duty Agent REDUCED PRICE

OFFICE/WAREHOUSE 53 James St. Arnprior

17 KUNOPASKI RD. $329,000 Idyllic country setting with Millenium Trail close by. Great location for walking, cross- country skiing or snowmobilling. Renovated interior with stunning gourmet kitchen and custom bathrooms. If you are thinking of making the move to the country then this one is worth a closer look!! MLS#768030. Call Lisa for complete details: 613-633-0062.

Office/Showroom for lease 445036

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farm voice like they do in Quebec – the Union des Producteurs Agricoles (UPA). About 90 per cent of the hands shot up high into the air. Hands flew up. On the question of going to Ottawa to demonstrate – there were some hands that went half way up. There was lots of talk that things could change for the better – if they spoke with one voice instead of having many commodity groups and organizations doing the yapping. So what happened in the six years since that memorable night? Nothing? Sort of. New groups sprang up!

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

84 PETER ST, RENFREW $134,500 • 1 1/2 Storey 3 bedroom home. • Main floor laundry, bedroom & bath. • Hardwood floors in the livingroom and hall. • Front and Rear Deck. • MLS #777737 Call Teri for Details 613-433-6994

Are you thinking of listing your home but unsure of the next step? Our job is to assist you with the entire process from start to finish. For peace of mind call Teri or Lisa today. RENFREW COUNTY

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ROSS PEEVER Sales Representative Res.


330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3

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$159 ,900


Mobile home; with large addition, features include: kit., L.R., 2 B.D.R., family room 17’x12’, include:kit.,L.R.,2B.D.R.,familyroom17’x12’, sewing room 18’x11’, propane heat, separate sewingroom18’x11’,propaneheat,separate insulated shed, two decks out front, all this on insulatedshed,twodecksoutfront,allthison large lot, asking $98,500. Call Ross for details 613-433-1133.


COMPLETELY RENOVATED “TRY THIS ON” — Newer kit. cupboards, counter top, flooring, LR totally refurbished. Sec. fl. 3 BDRs, 1 - 4 pc. bath. All new windows, doors, FA gas, central air, central vac. Newer 1 car detached garage, 200 amp. newer storage shed, newer paved drive, beautifully landscaped. Nothing to do. Call Ross 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.

Raised Bungalow. Eat-in Kitchen, DR, LR, 3 Bedrooms, 1-4pc Bath, Full basement with 1 3pc Bath, rec room, Laundry room, several out buildings, approx 80 acres cleared, rest mixed bush, great hobby farm, Asking $279,900. Call Ross for details. 433-1133

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


146 TASSE AVE. 2 BDR bungalow, kit, L.R., 1-4pc. bath, Gas heat, insulated back room for laundry and storage, partial basement, storage shed, asking $119,500, Call Ross for details 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.


Kitchen, DR, Large L.R. with hardwood Fl., 14 pc bath, sec fl, 3 BDR, 1-2pc bath, full basement with rec room, BFA, Gas boiler heat, Back deck, 1 car detached garage, Don’t miss out on this home. Asking $225,000. Call Ross 433-1133.

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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/Owner 613-432-2333

Marianne Carroll Broker/Sales Rep. 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

Catherine O'Neil Broker/Manager 613-432-2333

OPEN HOUSE 233 AIRTH BLVD SUN., JANUARY 23, 2:00 - 4:00p.m.




Your Host: Sherri Cobus, Cell: 613-432-1947. Semi-detached, 3 bedroom bungalow with finished rec. room. Only $139,900. MLS#778706

A private town setting on 1.26 acres of outstanding grounds with an amazing view of Renfrew. Since 2005 - All new hardwood/tile floors, new windows, 4pc bathroom, all new wood work, new well pump, new electrical panel, new roof, new seamless eavestroughs. Don’t miss this opportunity! A Must See! MLS#777947

Building Lot in Industrial Park. Just off O’Brien Rd. Zoned M-3 with many possibilities. 850.20 x 559.80 Call today for further information. MLS#779371

VACATION AT HOME IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD View of Muskrat Lake from this brick & stone bungalow situated in quiet setting on the outskirts of Cobden. Bright, spacious home featuring 2 propane fireplaces, central air & vac, fully finished lower level, attached double heated garage, 2 veranda’s, new roof, new furnace, well manicured grounds 95% perennial gardens. Well built & beautifully maintained. MLS#755689





SPIC & SPAN INSIDE & OUT • • • • •

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3 bedroom bungalow close to Millennium Trail Fully insulated 15’ x 26’ garage/workshop Large lower level family room with gas fireplace Central air and natural gas bbq hook-up $199,900 MLS#775840


SO MUCH FOR SO LITTLE • 1 ½ Storey home with 2 main floor bedrooms & 2nd floor loft bedroom • Gas fired stove in rec. room • Upgraded windows, roof and 2 baths • Large eat-in kitchen with patio doors leading to back deck & hot tub • $159,900 MLS#771645

LIKE A PRIVATE PARK! • Well maintained 2 bedroom mobile home with immediate occupancy available • Large rear deck + front deck • Single carport + 2 sheds • Appliances included in sale • Situated on the outskirts of Cobden in Cedar Haven Park • $109,900 MLS#768246


Bungalow currently under construction Open concept kitchen/dining & living area 3 Bedrooms & 2 baths/ Hardwood & Ceramic Good sized foyer with entrance to garage NEW PRICE now includes HST $279,900 MLS#776565

AMAZING NEW PRICE of $299,900! 2+ acres treed in town lot & private. 3 bedroom bungalow with

an abundance of windows to allow natural lighting. Master bedroom has 3 piece ensuite & the 2 other bedrooms have a 4 pc bath with air tub. Spacious open concept living/dining with 3 sided gas fireplace. Kitchen has been redone & offers a cozy nook for family meals. Laundry area off kitchen. Screened in sunroom and an in-ground salt water pool. Call today to view! MLS #746206

YOUR “SOMEDAY” DREAMS PUT ANOTHER LOG ON THE FIRE • Neat & tidy in Griffith • 2 bedroom bungalow situated on private treed lot • Detached sunroom, large outbuilding + garage all with tin roofs • Cozy wood stove in living room • Well maintained • $79,500 MLS# 759114


• Great for Hunting & Recreation or to build your Dream Home • 19 Acres Extremely Private • 725 feet of Waterfront on Muskrat Lake with sandy beach area • 3 Boat Launches, one with concrete pad • 4 Wheeler Trails throughout • Some hardwood & poplar with mixed bush • $269,000 MLS#755153


• 1 ½ Storey Home with 3 good sized bedrooms • Excellent starter home with nothing to do but move in & enjoy • Within walking distance to downtown shopping, schools & amenities • Affordale living! • $129,900 MLS#757792

YOUR OWN WOODS TO ROAM THROUGH • Area cleared for you to build your dream home. Hydro & Septic in place • 17.37 acres with 443 feet of Waterfront on Muskrat Lake • Excellent for Hunting & Fishing & Trails at back of property • Bunk house at water’s edge • 34 foot Trailer (1996) ~ Interior Refinished • $275,000 MLS#758808





Lower Level of Building for Lease. Space consists of waiting room & reception area, 4 separate rooms, 2pc bath, 2 entrances, gas heat & central air. Great spot for a professional office or your own business. Central to downtown area. Call today for details!

Location, Location, Location! Centre downtown core for this 1200 sq.ft retail space. 2 - 1 Bedroom Apartments Upstairs, currently tenant occupied. Entire building just finished renovations. Available for Immediate Occupancy. Plenty of Parking. MLS#775296



Put your business where it can be seen! Close to HWY#17 and box stores. Corner site of Fortington & O’Brien Road. Plenty of parking. Bright, spacious with 2 front door access. Private office in back and two handicap accessible washrooms. Ideal location for your business. MLS #770869

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

Dennis Yakaback

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



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Call Charlene at 613-433-4082

2855B HIGHWAY 132


6647 HIGHWAY 132 $139,900

- beautiful home set on 200ft deep lot - fenced in rear yard with detached garage - Hospital/Retirement home neighbourhood - has already had all the TLC - ready to move in!

Call Vince Johnston 613-433-2254



Kelly Derue

Real Estate Broker Cell



Calling all Investors! This 1.5 storey two bedroom home make “cents” Great centretown location. Available for immediate occupancy. Only $114,900. MLS #779065

This two bedroom + hi ranch is situated on 1.45 acres with two small cabins. Three lakes near by. A must sell.


Vincent Johnston

Charlene Riopelle Badour

Patti Reid

Real Estate Broker


Prepared to be Impressed! 2+1 bedroom 1.5 storey home with detached single garage. Gleaming hardwood floors, freshly painted throughout in earthtone neutrals. Newer kitchen cabinets. Cozy, comfy, lower level family room. Central air, paved drive and large fenced yard. MLS# 778666



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



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

• Detached 4 bay garage • Attached shop • Good living quarters • Over 0000 acres • $139,900 MLS #751068 • Call Dennis 613-432-0041

24007 HIGHWAY 41



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 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

Unique family home. 5 bedrooms + nursery. Spacious family style kitchen with inviting dining area. 3/4 acre lot bordering the Millenioum Trail $249,900. Call Dennis at 613-432-0041 MLS #775814





Pretty Cottage on 1.5 acre private lot. Great fishing lake. Close to 1000’s of acres of crown land. Priced to sell. $139,900. Call Vince for more information at 613-432-7870



Handsome on Harry - Much more than meets the eye. 3 Bedrms, Living rm., mainfloor family rm., Large eat in kitchen + dining room. Full basement. Updated baths, roof shingles, gas heat and central air. Call Dennis at 613-432-0041

Fine family home! A rear yard you must see. Over 1 acre. Spacious rooms throughout. Bright cheery kitchen with formal dining room. New gas boiler. Lots of storage. Immediate occupancy. $329,900. Call Dennis at 613-432-0041 MLS# 770476


Well constructed 3 bedroom, brick home with partially finished basement and 2 car garage. Good location on large corner lot 104’ x 209’. $255,000. Call Patti 613-401-0197. MLS #774869



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

LOTS FOR SALE Three lots on Holmes Rd. 2.59, 3.07 and 3.46 looking out over the Dragonfly golf course.


2nd Floor - 4200 Square feet, Equipped restaurant, Inexpensive lease 3rd Floor - 4200 Square feet, Cheap office space, MLS #773692. Call Vince for more info 613-433-2254

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




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

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


Call Charlene 613-433-4082

On Duty This Weekend Charlene Riopelle Badour Sales Rep. 613-433-4082

I welcome your weekend call on any listed property


Ecological agriculture workshop Feb. 4-5 at Barr Line Centre Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative and the Renfrew County chapter of the National Farmers Union are hosting a two-day Introduction to Ecological Agriculture workshop Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5, at the Barr Line Community Centre from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Facilitators of the workshop will be Maureen Bostock and Janet Duncan, experienced Eastern Ontario Farmers of the Ecological Farmers of Ontario. Topics at this participatory workshop will include soil ecology, cover crops, ecology and economy, livestock husbandry, manure composting, and goalsetting and objectives.


Pat Forrest Sales Representative

330 White Lake Road, Arnprior, Ont.

MLS #779197 2 bedrooms | 1 bath

58 Scobie Road, Haley/ Chenaux. 50 Acre Hobby Farm Approx. 3000 square feet of living space 2 double car garages Spacious family room Detached In-law suite Above ground pool Fenced yard & paddocks

All registered attendees will have immediate access to our experts for all your home buying questions, a gift and valuable savings worth over $200.

$384,000 MLS #778548 & MLS #778552 4+1 bedrooms | 3 bath

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1105 Goshen Road 98 Acre Hobby Farm Approx. 2200 square feet of living space 1 two-storey double car garage 3 barns, 8 fenced paddocks Maple, pine, beech, cedar bush (40 acres) Hayfields (35 acres) Pastures & paddocks (10 acres) Ponds, creeks and trails throughout

$479,900 MLS #766311 | 4 bedrooms | 2 bath

Morris Eady welcomes a familiar face to their real estate Team. Morris Eady, Broker of Record for Century 21 Eady Realty Inc. wishes to announce Kelly Derue has joined the Renfrew office.

Trailer for sale in Florida Holiday Travel Resort - two pools, lots of activities, one hour from Disney or either coast.

Retire in the sunny south for only $12,000.

KELLY DERUE Real Estate Representative Cell Phone 613-433-2681 Residence 613-432-2100

Kelly Derue, Real Estate Broker, has been practising real estate in Renfrew and the surrounding areas for the past ten years. As a number of her clients will tell you, she goes that extra mile to get the job done. Kelly has spent three years as a director on the Renfrew Country Real Estate Board, and is involved in many local groups and activities.

Whether you are ready to purchase your first home, sell your existing home, either to move to something larger, or to downsize, Kelly and Century 21 Eady Realty are there to make the transition happen without a hitch. Kelly will assist you every step of the way providing expert real estate service by assisting in negotiating your real estate transaction, obtaining the most competitive mortgage financing and advising you of your rights and obligations in a real estate transaction. In today’s competitive and complicated real estate market having an experienced real estate broker is a definite asset! Kelly can be contacted at the following: Cell Phone: 613-433-2681 Office 613-432-2100 Email:

55E Holiday Travel Park, Leesburg, Florida


12’x13’6” screened-in porch, vinyl sliding windows Queen-sized bed with adjustable “select Comfort Air Sleep System” left and right side controls Real Toilet Permanent roof over push-out Padded roof on trailer Skirted enclosure A/C and Furnace 12-Ton support Jack


WHERE: KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL Raglan Street S, Renfrew, ON ON: TUESDAY FEBRUARY 15TH WHEN: 7.00 - 9.00PM Don¶t miss this opportunity register NOW! CALL: 613-433-3738 or E-MAIL

Take care of Mother Nature. Reduce, re-use and recycle.

1993 30’ Carri Lite Carriage 5th-Wheel Trailer

Contact Greg at 819-647-1937 for more photos and information


Bungalow with many upgrades (furnace’09, septic’02, newer windows & doors). Situated amongst the hardwoods and very private, only 5 mins. to Arnprior.


The cost is $80 per person ($60 for a second person in the same household). Pre-registration and a deposit is required. A local-foods lunch is included each of the two days. For more information or to register, contact co-ordinator Christina Anderman at 613-7573044 or The workshop is cosponsored by the Renfrew County Stewardship Council. For more details, visit the food co-operative’s website of, the Ecological Farmers of Ontario website at www., or NFU at www.

Enright Real Estate Brokerage

352 Robertson Line, McNab/Braeside


Get On The Right Path To Home Ownership!

613-433-6569 613-623-7922


A portion of all proceeds donated to the Food Bank.


June Laplaunte, Sales Rep

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

DIRECT 613-432-5573



Bring the whole gang, custom kitchen, fireplace in living room, spacious family room, full basement, two garages Only $329,900 MLS#778886


New soffit/fascia, new flooring, freshly painted, newer windows and roof, electric in garage, deck off family room, totally fenced yard - priced to sell at $134,900. MLS#778884



This new home has it all - hardwood floors, super insulation, custom kitchen, large bath with separate shower, full basement with 2nd bath waiting for your finishing touches. The best of everything was used in the construction of this home. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. $264,900. MLS #778885




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Karen Philllips Curran honoured with Improv Award in Ottawa Karen Phillips Curran paints the sets at our National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Behind the scenes, she quietly tricks thousands of people into believing their eyes. She turns basic construction materials and floors into believable three dimensional objects, or marble, stone, metal, a wide variety of wood-grains, and much, much more. Each production is its own challenge. Gleefully she rises to the challenge to create the vision the directors have in mind. The National Arts Centre gave Karen the Improv Award this year for this talent of hers. This summer she conceived and painted the visual display for the Queen’s unveiling of Ruth Abernathy’s

bronze statue of Oscar Peterson. It was a thrilling day for everyone connected to the event. Oscar, at his keyboard, remains at the corner of Elgin and Laurier for all to visit. Karen has been painting sets at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa since 1996. Her job entails unseen hours in production in the NAC workshop. Behind the scenes she is planning, troubleshooting and masterfully creating scenes to fool the eyes of theatregoers. Years of work and dedication to her art have honed her abilities. Currently, Karen lives in a log cabin in Springtown and spends her time at the NAC as well as her Madawaska

Springtown resident Karen Phillips Curran, at left, and her final work honouring Oscar Peterson. riverside studio, and Bermuda. Creative is her nature. Her work can be seen locally at Bittersweet Gallery in Burnstown. You can view images of some of the sets she has painted on her website, at

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Each week we feature animals from the Arnprior and District Humane Society that are up for adoption.

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Do you have room in your heart and home for a little kitty with lots of personality? Elijah is a seven-monthold neutered male whose owners were unable to keep him. He is a very social kitten who is affectionate and outgoing. He enjoys people and loves attention. Elijah is playful, curious, and has lots of energy. He is great with other cats and really enjoys their company.

Tipper is a lively kitten who is sure to brighten her new home. The six-monthold spayed female and her siblings were born in a shed - a kind person brought them to the shelter to find loving homes. Tipper is a sweet little cat with lots of personality. She is affectionate, outgoing and likes to explore She gets along great with other cats and has been around a dog . Tipper is solid black except for an adorable white tip on her tail and one paw. Her mother and sister are also available for adoption.

Supplies the shelter needs are dry kitten food, non-clumping cat litter, paper towels, liquid laundry soap and bleach. You can call the Arnprior and District Humane Society at 613-623-0916 between noon and 5 p.m Monday to Saturday or visit

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“FROST FREE” REFRIGERATOR - all white textured finish, excellent condition $275. “Full size” Dryer - Heavy Duty - all white, $150. Gas Dryer - all white newer model, $150. 432-2508

WHITE CEDAR LUMBER, Decking, fencing, all dimensions, rough or dressed. Timbers and V-joints also available. Call Tom at McCann’s Forest Products 613-628-6199 or 613-633-3911

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COMMERCIAL SPACE LOCATED beside Post Office, centre of town, 2000 sqft totally renovated, $1500 plus heat & hydro, gas heat. 2006 PONTIAC 613-432-1133 GRAND PRIX, V6, 4 dr, MAIN STREET fully loaded, 100,000 RENFREW km. 613-433-6081 For rent anytime, front space 1100sqft or 3200sqft middle and HUNTING back. Side alley door/back door or HUNTER SAFETY Ca- both 4300 sq ft. 613nadian Firearms 432-9399, 613-433Course. Courses and 6301 or entire building exams held throughout for sale. the year. Free course if you organize a group, UP TO 6000 sqft exams available. Wen- wholesale/office/storda Cochran, 613-256- age space, loading docks, fire sprinklers, 2409. call 613-333-1042 to view HOUSES FOR SALE

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OLD ANTIQUE FURNITURE, Old advertising coca-cola, Mountain Dew, old gas and oil items, toys, decoys, old postcards, old Beatles items, old Halloween and Christmas items Call Sheryl MacKenzie at 613-432-4909 WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE scrap cars. Will pay $50 - $100, depending on types. Picked up free. 613432-3464 or cell 613432-0449 FIREWOOD

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2 BEDROOM HOUSE central location, gas heat, $600/month plus utilities 613-432-8565. Available Feb. 1st.


2 BEDROOM Town house with large storage room, newly renovated, fridge, stove, 2 mins from downtown Renfrew, quiet neighborhood, $650 (water/sewer included), first & last month rent, phone 613-757-1576 or 613-890-1576 COBDEN 4 BEDROOM Farm house, newly renovated. No pets or smoking allowed. $750 plus. Credit check & references, first & last required. Available immediately. 613-464-0290 CONSTANT LAKE 1 bedroom garden home, fridge & stove, heat & hydro included, no grass cutting or snow plowing, no pets, first & last, $775/month 613-6285080

1029 Humphries Rd., Renfrew • Custom built (2009) 3+1 bedroom 1-1/2 bath home built in 2009. Something for the whole family - huge walk-in closet for her, rec room with wet bar for him, 1 acre lot on private dead end road for children to play. • Kitchen boasts custom cabinets w/Corion countertops & large walk-in pantry. This beautiful home also has main floor laundry, double garage, generator hookup in the event of power failure, stainless steel appliances, garden shed, AC, central vac, high speed internet & much more!

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2 BDRM APT for rent, heat and hydro included, $675/month, centre town. Available March 1st. Call 10-5 Tuesday - Friday; 10-4 Saturday. 432-6434

LARGE 3 BEDROOM apartment in centertown has private entrance, private yard. Parking with plug-in, stove, fridge. Available now. $800/month plus gas and hydro. 4322 BEDROOM APART- 2852 MENT available March 1st. Centrally located in secure build- NEW ONE BEDing. Call Bujold Proper- ROOM on second ties 613-432-0789 or floor with fridge, stove, 613-432-4868 after a/c and parking. No hours pets or smoking. $595 2 BEDROOM APT. per month, first and last Oak St. Ground floor. plus hydro and referAvailable Fridge, stove, parking ences. $575/mth* “with dis- March 1/11. 613count” plus hydro One 432-4387 year lease First/last and references reBEDROOM, quired. 613-433- ONE Stonewall II for April, in 3053 a well maintained 2 BEDROOM UPPER building, intercom for DUPLEX renovated security, laundry faclean quiet, looking for cilities, to view call long term mature 613-432-8417, Wilson adult/senior. Large pri- Investments vate backyard, secure separate entrance, 1 block downtown, professionally managed. NO rent increases, NO smoking/NO dogs. $850 plus hydro 519590-0442

HALEY TOWNSITE 2 bedroom 1 bathroom, detached 2 car garage - fridge, stove, washer & dryer, $750/month plus utilities, $800/month furnished plus utilities. Call Gary 432-3644 2 BEDROOMSAPARTMENT available Feb HOUSE FOR RENT or Mar. 1/11, 71 RenRenfrew ON. 3 bed- frew Ave. #4 room, gas heat, central $550/month plus heat, air, appliances, spa- hydro NO PETS 613cious 3 floors. No pets, 592-2838 no smoking. Available immediately. Phone 3 BEDROOM apart613-432-5954. Refer- ment available March 1st, 2011. 3 miles west ences required of Renfrew on Hwy 60 THREE BEDROOM Tenant pays heat (natuHOUSE attached gar- ral gas) and hydro age on Goshen Rd be- $675, NO PETS or tween Renfrew and 613-433-5998 Arnprior. Gas heat, central air, main floor CENTRE TOWN SEClaundry, references a OND level apt, kitchmust. NO pets or smok- en, livingroom, 1 - 4 ing. Utilities extra piece bath, 1 bedfirst/last rent. Available room. $500 plus heat March 1, 2011 613- & hydro. 613-4321133 432-2659 APARTMENTS FOR RENT


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2 BDRM HOME plus change room on 1 acre, W of Renfrew: large eat-in kitchen, bright livingroom, 2 bath, hardwood, full basement, appliances. $700/m, tenant pays utilities. No pets/smokers. 416-445-7261, wknd: 613-432-5578


PUREBRED BOXER PUPPIES, Fawn, flash, and brindle, four male, two female, vet checked, dewormed, first shots, tails docked, healthy/beautiful, $800. Ottawa Area, Danny 1-877-7032557

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EXTREMELY LARGE 3 bdrm apt, centrally loROOM cated above Vincent’s FOR RENT Laundromat, available Feb 1st. Newly renovated, fridge and stove, $800 includes heat ROOM TO RENT and water; tenant pays available Feb. 1, kitchhydro. 432-2921 en & laundry privileges, LARGE 1 BEDROOM close to downtown apartment available 613-433-3876 or 433Feb. 1st. Centrally lo- 4713 cated. $535 a month. Call Bujold Properties 613-432-0789 or 613LOST & FOUND 432-4868 after hours. STUDIO APART, FRIDGE & stove, hydro included, $700, Downtown, close to shopping. Available now, first & last required 613433-3331

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As a team member of the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital staff you will experience high quality professional practice in our progressive, well-equipped 44 bed Hospital. We are currently seeking an individual to fill the position of casual radiology technologist. The successful candidate must be a graduate of a certified X-Ray Technologist program and be registered with CAMRT and CMRTO. Positions to start immediately. Please apply to:



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Nives MacLaren, Human Resources Officer Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital Corp. 350 John Street North, Arnprior, ON K7S 2P6 email: Fax: (613) 623-4844

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Physiotherapist (Maternity Leave)

Our overall vision is to be recognized for exemplary care; making your health our priority. The mission for The Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital Corporation is to provide emergency, acute care and longterm care health services to the residents of Arnprior and surrounding communities. The Staff Physiotherapist, operating within the Ontario College of Physiotherapists scope of practice, is accountable and responsible for the delivery of evidence-based care to both the inpatient and outpatient population. Participating as a team member, the staff physiotherapist practices within own level of competence and ensures practice congruent with college standards and code of ethics. Providing safe, quality, client centered care, the staff physiotherapist is committed to service availability, accessibility and excellence. Job involvement will also include but is not limited to consulting and educating activities. The successful candidate must: •have a Degree in Physiotherapy at the baccalaureate level; •be licensed by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario; and •have experience with computers. Position to start immediately. Please apply to:




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Police Services Board monthly meeting Tuesday Jan 25th at 7:30 pm at the Township office 477 Stone Rd Public is welcome!



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Open House at Royal Canadian Legion Clubroom, Eganville Jan. 29 from 2-4 p.m. for family & friends Best Wishes Only CL23103

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RENFREW MERCURY - January 20 2011




Thank You!

Entering into eternal rest on Sunday December 19, 2010 at the age of 86 years, Mary Stasia Krezel, wife of the late Walter Peplinski. Loving and devoted mother of Dominic (Julie), Max (Linda), Rose (Leonard Valliquette), Stanley (Donna), Nicholas (Doris), Felix (Pauline), Barbara (Ben Bachinski), Lucy (Jerry Stokes), Bernadette, Maryanne (Paul Cunningham). Pre-deceased by son Peter, daughter Margaret Anne and brother Felix. Survived by 22 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. We wish to express our sincere thanks to everyone for their thoughtfulness and kindness during our time of sorrow. To the paramedics, Dr K Davis, and the Emergency room staff of Renfrew Victoria Hospital. To Dr. Langlois for her care of Mom over the years. Thank you to Father MacNamara and Don Goulet and staff for their understanding and compassion. Thank you to the Pall Bearers: John Valliquette, Rick Peplinski, Michael Peplinski, Adam Bachinski, Nelson Stokes and Brian Cunningham. Gramma would be so proud! Thank you to Father Terry Sirosky for the beautiful mass and visits with Mom. To Christine Peplinski for the readings, and the Helferty family for the beautiful music. Thanks to the Douglas CWL for the lovely lunch. To friends and neighbors for their calls, cards, beautiful flowers, charitable donations, masses, food and prayers. We Thank You!



Faye Rausch and family would sincerely like to thank Dr Langlois and the staff of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital for the professional and attentive care given to Cecil Rausch. Special thanks to St Paul’s Anglican Church, Rev Cathy McCaig, Rev Bruce Ferguson, Anderson Funeral Home, Ray’s Flowers and Margi’s Catering. We would like to thank everyone for your prayers and many condolences regarding the recent passing of Cecil. Your support and prayers at this time are very much appreciated. Cecil was a kind and loving person and will be sorely missed. We also want to thank everyone for your very generous donations in memory of Cecil, for the preparation of food and for the beautiful flowers. To all of our friends and family, we can never thank you enough for everything you have done to make this difficult time more manageable. We are truly grateful and thank God for all His blessings.

The Olmstead and Biard family wish to express their gratitude to the many relatives and friends that came to celebrate the life of Elizabeth (Jimmie) Biard on the 8th of Jan. Special thanks to the management and staff of CCAC, to the Bayshore Home Health Agency for providing the dedicated nurses and home care staff. Special thanks to Debra Clarke RN of Comcare and Anita McNulty of Paramed for their loving devotion in caring for Jimmie.

We wish to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr. Langlois and all the staff at Hospice in Renfrew for their loving care and support for my husband, Sam; father and grandfather. Our many thanks to Malcolm and Deavitt & Binhammer funeral home for their compassion and guidance. And to all our friends, relatives and neighbours for their donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, flowers and to Rev. Camille Lipsiett and Grace St. Andrew’s UCW for the lunch. For those of you we may have missed, please accept this as a sincere thank you.

Love, Diana and family



The Peplinski Family CL23048


We sincerely thank each and every one of our family, brother Glen, grandchildren and great-grandchildren for pictures, cards and visits to Doug while he was in the Pembroke Rehab Centre. Thanks to our many friends and neighbours who sent get-well cards, Christmas cards and visited. Very special thanks to the nurses, therapists and staff for their wonderful care. To our pastors Lloyd and Daryl and their wives and everyone for their prayers, visits, phone calls and food sent to our home, we are very grateful. Sincerely we thank you.

Card of Thanks

Doug and Vi Broome


Sincere Thanks

JULY 11, 1947 – DECEMBER 27, 2010



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The family of the late Edward Livingstone wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to family, friends and neighbours for their support and kindness following the loss of our Dad, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. Your visits, cards, food, flowers, donations and expressions of sympathy were very comforting. Thanks to the staff at Bonnechere Manor, Rev Heather Kincade and the Renfrew Legion Ladies Aux. Special thanks to Kirk Anderson of Anderson Funeral Home, whose guidance and personal support could not have been more appreciated. The Livingstone Family

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McGREGOR, Margaret (Greitje de-Boer) Sept 6, 1933 –Jan 24, 2010 Mixed emotions are a guarantee I didn’t want you suffering But wish you had stayed for me. I know these wants are selfish But they come so easily With Love, God has taken you And the grieving is with me I see you in my children We remember you so fondly But I really miss your company When I still see you, in me. I smile at friends and say “I’m good” Like you used to say “I’m fine” When deep inside I miss you But I’m grateful for our time It’s still too soon that you are gone The tears that we have cried We really miss “our Granny” Since the morning that you died

CLINTON JOHN GAUTHIER The brothers, sister, nieces and nephews of the late Clinton Gauthier, who passed away accidentally Thanksgiving weekend, would like to extend their sincere gratitude to family, friends and acquaintances for their consideration and assistance during this difficult time. Your thoughts, prayers and generosity were greatly appreciated.

Please “be fine” And we’ll “be good” We’ll carry on with you in our hearts Like you would say we should Love always Teresa, Chris Corey, Stephanie, Julia, Ian CL23088

The Gauthier Family



ALGUIRE, Doreen CL23128

Ann Lacharity and Family


Thank You

The Rausch Family

“If you listen with your heart, I’ll be near.”

The Lacharity family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the many people who helped make a very difficult time a lot less painful. The many cards, beautiful flowers, delicious food, phone calls, charitable donations and visitors all helped us see that John was a popular and well respected man. We would like to thank Kirk Anderson of Anderson Funeral Home for his guidance and compassion, Alison Sharpe for the touching service, Elizabeth Brumm for the beautiful music at the church, Sherry Haaima for the heartfelt eulogy, Margi’s Catering for the tasty lunch, Betty Vanderwal and family for providing the meal between services, and also the management, staff, and friends at the Renfrew Wal-Mart for all their help and support. We would also like to say a special thank you to the doctors and nurses of the dialysis unit and the wound clinic at Renfrew Victoria Hospital for taking such good care of John. It was nice to talk to so many people who had stories of their own. John was a great man and he will always be missed and forever in our hearts.


Dear Angels, If roses grow in heaven. Please pick a bunch for me, Place them in my mother’s arms, And tell her they’re from me. Tell her that I love and miss her, And when she turns to smile, Place a kiss upon her cheek, And hold her for awhile. Remembering her is easy, I do it everyday, But there is an ache within my heart, that will never go away. Love Rob, Jodi, Austin, Paige and Josh


FELHABER In loving memory of our husband, father and grandfather Desmond who passed away January 21, 1999. In tears we saw you sinking, We watched you fade away, Our hearts were almost broken, You fought so hard to stay. But when we saw you sleeping, So peacefully free from pain, We could not wish you back To suffer that again.


CRAM August 16, 1985 – January 16, 2009 It has been 2 years since we have lost you, There is not a day we do not think of you. How we miss your smile and your laughter, Your sense of humour was always there Whether good or bad came upon you The love of sport was unthinkable, how Calabogie misses your wakeboarding and Snowboarding. We will love you forever deep in our hearts Love Mom, Dad, Johnathan, Adrian, and Nicholas CL23086

Forever loved by Margaret, Wendy, Brian, Rosalie & families



In memory of a dear brother who accidentally drowned, in Matawachan, January 15, 2000

KELLY, George

Remembering you, Harvey, is easy. I do it in so many ways. But today is so very special As it was your birthday. Mabel and family

PARENT, Mary In loving memory of a dear mother & grandmother who passed away Jan. 16, 1998.

You are gone but not forgotten.

Tis sweet to know we’ll meet again Where troubles are no more and that the one we loved so much Has just gone on before

Miss you, Donna

Forever in our thoughts family

Mitchell Cram

The mountains here are wonderful, The journey here was sweet. Thank you for guiding me, To be somewhere I had to try and be. Every day I miss you, Each day is not the same. But forever you live in our hearts, And I cherish that each day. No words can express The loss that we all feel. But knowing you’re our Angel, Keeps you near and dear.

BARBER, Donald Murphy

Husband, father and grandfather Born May 7, 1932 – Jan 21, 2000

Loving and kind in all his ways, Upright and just to the end of his days, Sincere and kind in heart and mind, What a beautiful memory he left behind. Gone but not forgotten Love — Marg, Tricia, Kevin, Jessica & Alex

Born May 24, 1931 in Georgetown, Guyana, Cecil passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 12, 2011, with his family at his side at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Beloved husband of Faye Rausch (nee Carter). Dearest Father of Lisa (Trent), Celia (Jim) and Noelle (Ryan). Proud and loving G.P. (Grandpa) of Shyla, Kirsten (Shawn), Tarah, Caitlin (Simon), Christopher, Victoria, Mason, Cecily and Cassius. Great Grandfather to Layla and Remy. Predeceased by his parents Dennis and Phyllis. Dear brother of Johnny, Dennis and Margaret. Predeceased by the late Peter and Bessie. Survived by sisters in law Flo, Jean, Lillian and Brother in law James. He will be sorely missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In the Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew, on Wednesday January 12, 2011, Donald Barber, age 83 years. Beloved husband of Rachel (nee Lorbetskie) McLaughlin and by first marriage the late Bertha Davidson. Dear father of Paul Martin (Pat), Montreal, Faye Barber (Gunter), Aylmer, John (Caroline), Carp, Betty Smith (Gary), Patricia Barber, Donald Barber (Susan), all of Ottawa. Dear grandfather of Derek, Jeffery, Andrew Barber, Joseph, Elizabeth Smith, Carri Martin. Brother of Joyce Fleugal (Cecil). Pre-deceased by siblings Roy (Helen) and Leslie (Dorothy). Special step-dad to Doug, Judy, Cathy & Dennis McLaughlin.

Friends called at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel, 22 Raglan St. S., Renfrew on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was conducted in St. Paul’s Anglican Church Renfrew on Saturday January 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church or the Bonnechere Manor Foundation would be appreciated.

Visitations were at the GOULET FUNERAL HOME, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Thursday: 7-9 p.m. and after 9:30 a.m. Friday, where the funeral service was conducted on Friday January 14th at 11 a.m. Spring interment Rosebank Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bonnechere Manor Foundation Auditorium Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations:

Thank you cuz for all you’ve done, And shining so big and bright. Forever I will push myself, And continue to do things right.




DODGE, Misty In loving memory of our beautiful daughter and sister who passed away January 18, 2008. When evening shades are falling And we sit in quiet alone, To our hearts comes a longing If she only could come home. Friends may think we have forgotten When at times they see us smile, But they little know the heartache Our smiles hide all the while. We do not forget, nor do we intend We think of her often, will to the end. Please God forgive us a silent tear A passionate wish our Misty was here There are others, yes we know But she was ours. We loved her so Dear God, take a message to her In Heaven above Tell her how much we miss her and give her all our love Forever loved unconditionally in life and in death. Mom, Paul and sister Candi




Rausch; Cecil

In loving memory of “Mitch” who accidently passed Jan. 16 2009.

Love you, Erin



MISTY DODGE In loving memory of our beautiful granddaughter who passed away Jan. 18, 2008. Dear Angels, If roses grow in heaven Please pick a bunch for me, Place them in my granddaughter’s arms, And tell her they’re from me. Tell her that I love and miss her, And when she turns to smile, Place a kiss upon her cheek, And hold her for a while. Remembering her is easy, I do it everyday, But there is an ache within my heart, that will never go away. Love Grandma & Poppa



Mullen; Arlene Peacefully in Groves Park Lodge, Renfrew on Wednesday January 12, 2011. Arlene Mullen age 78 years, beloved wife of the late Lloyd Mullen. Loving mother of David (Cindy) and Linda New (Jim). Predeceased by one daughter Kimberly Ann. Loved grandmother of Michelle and Kelsey Mullen and Riley and Shawn New. Dear sister of Wilma Stewart. Friends called at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel, 22 Raglan St. S., Renfrew on Friday 10 – 11 a.m. where Funeral Service was conducted in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Spring interment Thomsonville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Groves Park Lodge would be appreciated.


Card party winners A card party was held Sunday, Jan. 16 in the hall at Our Lady of Fatima Church. The ladies winners were Janet McLaughlin and Jessica Belanger in euchre, while tops at 500 were Claudette Savoie and Agatha. The men’s euchre winners were Ed Buraczewski and Bill McLaughlin, and 500 champs Bernard Blimkie and Earl Martin. The door prize winners were Dorthy Roach and Agatha White, while Rose Hass won the 50/50 draw. The next game will be played on Sunday, Jan. 30. Everyone is welcome.

(nee Hrabec) Passed away peacefully on Saturday January 8, 2011 with family by her side. Marie, a native of Alberta moved to the Ottawa Valley with her husband in 1948. After 4 years in Arnprior, they moved to Renfrew where Marie lived until 2008. At that time, Marie moved to live with her daughter, Susan and her husband in the Plantagenet area. Pre-deceased by her husband, John (Jack) Fostey and daughter Diane, she leaves behind daughters Susan (Roch) and Ruth (Bryan), grandsons Daniel and Philip (Marisa). Many thanks to Dr. Rossbach and the caring nursing staff at Hawksbury General Hospital. By request, no visitations. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew, Ontario, Friday January 14th at 10:30 a.m. Spring interment of ashes at the parish cemetery. In memory of Marie, donations to the Ottawa Humane Society would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations: Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Goulet Funeral Home, Renfrew, Ontario.


ROOKIES AND RETURNEES The Renfrew Curling Rink is offering a Rookies and Returnees Rock program Sunday afternoon at the rink at 195 Xavier St. in Renfrew. The program runs until March 6. Instruction and practice are held 1 to 2 p.m. with a game of curling 2 to 3:30 p.m. The drop-in fee is $10 per person or $15 per couple per Sunday for non-members, or a one-time special program fee of $50 per participant for the full nine-week program which began Jan. 9. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Phil Marcella at 613-432-5182, email phil@ or visit renfrewcurlingrink.ovca. com.



SATURDAY, JAN. 22 • The Arnprior Agricultural Society invites you to join in a four-hand euchre tournament series on upcoming Saturdays (Jan. 22, Feb 26, March 26, April 23) at the Braeside United Church on Phillip Street in Braeside. Registration starts at noon and the tournament at 1 p.m. Two-person teams, eight games played and team score totaled, cost $20 per person and a light lunch served. • New Years Party at The Admaston-Bromley Community Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for children ages 4 to 10. We will be bringing in the new year in style, so grab a friend and wear something special!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 23 • Dacre and Area Community Association (DACA) breakfast at the centre on Flat Road from 8 to 11 a.m. with baked beans, fried bologna, potato pancakes, scrambled eggs/toast, tea/coffee/juice. Kids $4; adults $6. The youth club is also having a bake sale and 50/50 draw. For more information, call Sue at 433-9050. • Ladies Auxiliary Branch #148 euchre tournament at 1 p.m. at Legion in Renfrew. 50/50 draw. Cost $8. Light lunch. Everyone welcome.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25 • Renfrew Woodland Metis Aboriginal Association community meeting at 7 p.m. at the Renfrew Children’s Centre, 850 O’Brien Road, Renfrew. All new members welcome. Contact Kent 613-432-3177. • Heritage Renfrew’s annual general meeting at the Renfrew Legion at 7 p.m. Please plan to attend to hear guest speakers Garnet Wilkes and Norman Schiemann who will be making a presentation on stories of loggers who lost their lives along the Madawaska River in the 19th century.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26 • Blood Donor Clinic at Renfrew Collegiate Institute, 184 Bonnechere St. S. Renfrew from 2 to 8 p.m., sponsored by the Rotary Club. Call 1-888-DONATE to book an appointment. • Julia Riopelle from Renfrew Home Hardware will be the guest speaker at the Renfrew Camera Club at 7 p.m. in the Renfrew Town Hall Boardroom. Julia has an Honorary degree in Fine Arts and is an interior

decorator. She will be demonstrating how to transfer photos onto decorative plates, how to do glue transfers onto canvas, how to do goof-off transfers onto wood or natural unfinished material and how to do mirror transfers. There are many ways to display your photos and Julia has many excellent ideas. It all sounds very exciting. Ann Barr will be assisting her and the two ladies will also be giving out a door prize generously donated by Renfrew Home Hardware. Everyone is welcome.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28 It’s that time of year again for the 7th annual Celebration of Life dance at the Renfrew Armouries with all proceeds to support Renfrew Victoria Hospital Oncology Unit and Hospice Renfrew on Friday, Jan. 28. Celebrate and help raise funds for these two very worthy causes. Tickets are a very reasonable $10 each at Ottawa Valley Glass, Scotiabank, Dahl’s Convenience, Biba and at the door. Anyone wishing to donate silent auction items, call 613-4326225 or 613-312-0045.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29 Frew Fest Winter Carnival all day Saturday. Call the Renfrew Recreation Department at 613-432-3131 for details.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 Games Day with darts, cards and a ham and beans at the Renfrew Legion, hosted by the Renfrew Silver Seniors. Call Pat at 613-649-2756 for tickets.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6 The February Valley Singles Lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m. at The Rocky Mountain House Restaurant in Renfrew. For information, call Fay at 613-256-8117 or Johanna at (613)432-7622.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 The local National Farmers Union and the Outreach Committee, Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, Renfrew co-host the film, Fresh, on food production, followed by discussion and refreshments. 7 p.m., in chapel; free will offering; everyone welcome. For more information, call Beulah Wright at 613-432-3295.

PAKENHAM CURLING Pakenham Curling Club fun nights are set for Jan. 28, Feb. 25 and March 25 at 7:30 p.m. There will be euchre and board games. Hosted by Glen Tripp. Light lunch provided. Admission at the door. For more information, contact Brenda at 613-2564416.

NEIL SQUIRE SOCIETY Do you have a disability, injury or illness and want to work? The Neil Squire Society is offering the following free workshops in January. Pain Management (delivered by an occupational therapist) Monday, Jan. 31 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For more information and to register your space, please call Natalie at 613-735-4586. Workshops are offered in Ottawa and Pembroke.

CHRISTMAS AT MANOR Rob Warren and his mother, Doreen Latraverse, entertain during the holiday season at Bonnechere Manor. Below, the ladies auxiliary also gets in on the action. Photo courtesy of Lena Lambert

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Congratulations to a very deserving artist We would like to congratulate Patricia Taylor for having her painting Silent Hunter chosen to be included in the 2011 Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest Calendar. Her painting is of a great blue heron in one of its familiar stalking poses. Patricia attended Opeongo High School and is currently enrolled in the architecture program at Carleton University in Ottawa. Other works painted by Patricia can be seen at Cobden Public School in her mural Rights to Play, and at Storyland. She lived on the Queen’s Line before going to university and is the daughter of Pat and Jeannette Shires. Patricia has been participating in the Renfrew and Area Christmas Bird Count for the past several years and we thank her for her help. The United Nations has declared 2011 as International Year of the Forests. The Robert Bateman Get to Know Program and its partners across Canada, Nature Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation, invite you to join in celebrating International Year of the Forest. More information is available on the various programs at the

JIM FERGUSON SCENE FROM THE HAWK’S EYE On Jan. 15 I was out early on my way to Renfrew (8:15 a.m.) when I spotted a mature bald eagle flying over the Shrive Bridge on the Bonnechere River. The eagle was right at car level which gave us a real good look at it. I also saw a large bird flying over and when we got closer to it we identified it as a Canada goose. I saw common redpolls, pine siskins and possibly hoary redpolls (I’ll do my best to confirm the hoary redpoll sightings). On Humphries Road I saw a mixed flock of 30-50 redpolls and siskins in one area and flock of around 20 in anothPainting of a great blue heron by er area. They were feeding in the Patricia Taylor. long grasses along the side of the following web sites: gettoknow. road. Other birds this morning ca, and Ca- were the usual five chickadees (last winter a flock of 10-12) and one downy woodpecker. Sincerely, David T. Chapman David: Thank you for your THERE ARE MANY BIRDS TO BE email. There has been a single SEEN ALONG LOCAL ROADS Canada goose on the Bonnechere David T. Chapman sent us this this fall. It is possible that it is the same bird. There are exemail. tremely few occasions when a Hello, Jim and Ila:

single Canada goose will remain all winter, this may be one of them. AN EMAIL FROM EGANVILLE Jim and Ila: We routinely walk along the Bonnechere River, just out of Eganville, on Grist Mill Road. We have been observing some water birds that we think are mergansers. They are slightly smaller than a loon, behave like a loon, diving and swimming underwater, and have a very similar silhouette. There seems to be at least two pairs. Two of the birds, likely the males, are mostly white with a black head. The females are grayish brown in colour. They seem to enjoy floating down with the current until it gets too strong then they’ll fly to calmer water. I know it’s tough without seeing them but do you think the merganser is a good bet? Pat & Patti Wallace Thank you for keeping us in touch with the Eganville area. The birds are, as you suggest, common mergansers. It is uncommon for them to remain all winter but if there is open water and fish to eat they will stay.

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Teen Saloon sees youth potential; MP ponders pilot potential LUCY HASS

When Pam Gillis invested in an older home on Plaunt Street in Renfrew, she saw potential. That potential has evolved into Teen Saloon, a place for young people to drop in, do homework, be with friends and practise the centre’s three overriding principles: honesty, kindness and respect. During a brief visit to the centre’s open house last week, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant also saw potential – perhaps for a pilot project. Tours of the centre showcased a facility designed with youth in mind. There are tables for pool, foosball, poker and board games; rooms arranged for Wii and video music games; quiet spaces for homework and study; and a room to just hang out and watch a movie. There’s also a kitchen area for light refreshments, washrooms on each of the two floors, and two large summer verandahs on the second floor. “The idea is great,” MP Gallant said. “It’s like coming home. Not having the parents there, but still somebody close by in case you need some help.”

needed in Renfrew. I think it’s something that’s needed right across the country, where the changes in society have been so much over the last couple of decades.” While many young people from past generations went home to parents after school, today both parents often have to work and are away when the

for the things we want, and you guys have to work for the things you want,” she said. Gillis’s passionate plea for youth services sparked MP Gallant to look beyond last week’s open house on Plaunt Street in Renfrew. “This might be a pilot project for the rest of the province,” Gallant speculated. “That’s what I think,” Gillis agreed, noting her own personal experience, first as a young camper at the Red Pine Camp at Golden Lake, and later as a trained leader. “I’ve been there as an adult. I’ve been there as a child,” she said of the Red Pine Camp. “You know, every kid loves camp. Why can’t a business run like a camp? To me, it’s a very simple thing,” she said. After months of dreaming, planning and renovating, Gillis is confident she and her staff have created a sound facility where teens can socialize with their peers in a monitored, safe and secure environment. “And now all I can do is jump off the cliff and try,” she added with a laugh. And it’s a leap of faith, she believes, that is well worth the effort. Because it’s all about the kids.

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school day ends. As a result, said Gillis, many young people are “coming home to empty houses and there’s lack of supervision.” “They all need a place to be rather than on the street,” Gillis said. “We (adults) go to a restaurant. We can go out somewhere, but where do they go?” she wondered aloud. “A lot of parents can’t afford video games and all the things they (young people) want,” Gillis said. The Teen Saloon operates on a membership system for young adults ages 13 to 19 and there are plans for special free events and activities such as an evening when seniors play cards with the kids. Two levels of membership fee are available – $65 and $40, each offering different privileges. Guest memberships are also available for $10 per hour. People can call 613-432-8898 for information on membership privileges, hours of operation and upcoming programs. The youth will also be encouraged to form their own fundraising committee to acquire the things they want at the facility. The message to the young members: “We all had to work

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“And the colours are just what every kid would want to paint their bedroom wall,” she noted of the vivid décor. “For a number of years I’ve been told that Renfrew especially needs a place for kids to go after school, and Saturdays, to chill out and not to be institutionalized, and this really fits the bill,” she said. As for federal funding, she suggested the potential is there. “I’m not sure where we got the funding for this,” the MP admitted, “but certainly now that they’ve officially opened, any time there is federal program funding available we’ll make sure they’re aware of it,” she said. Gallant also stressed that the deadline for summer student applications has been moved up from the middle of March to Feb. 28. Against the backdrop sound of pool balls clacking and young people laughing, Gillis spoke about her dream. “I’m the den mom, the camp counsellor, the senior staff, whatever you want to call me,” business owner Gillis joked. “I definitely want to see our youth have a facility,” she said. “And it’s not just something

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An afternoon annual meeting might boost attendance The Renfrew County Cattlemen’s annual meeting is tonight (January 20) in Cobden. It’s been well advertised so it will be interesting to see how many people show up. There is a guest speaker. Dave Tiller of the Ontario Independent Meat Packers will be speaking on the difficulties small meat processors are experiencing with regulators and economic conditions. Not a cheerful topic to listen to on a cold winter night. Meat processors and beef farmers aren’t exactly buddies. Oh well, at least the cattlemen board didn’t bring in a speaker

who would lecture farmers on how they should be more efficient producing beef. That’s one thing farmers do not want to hear anymore. They cannot produce beef any cheaper than they do right now. Most of the people at the midJanuary county cattlemen’s annual meeting in recent years are members of the cattlemen’s board. Only a handful of the “old faithful” attend. The others – there are hundreds of cattle producers in the county – are so fed up with negative things that they are slowly reducing their herd and will be calling it quits when they can

MAYNARD VAN DER GALIEN RURAL ROUTES get some supplementary income – their pension. Many have already quit raising cattle. Beef producers are fed up with paying check-off fees to the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association and not seeing many positive results. They’re frustrated at the gloomy state of the once powerful cattle industry. They know going to an annual meeting won’t make any difference. All they’ll hear is more gloom

and doom. Look back at the special beef meeting held at Opeongo High School in February of 2004. I wrote a column about it. The roads were terrible that evening after the heaviest snowfall of the winter. But 450 beef producers came out to voice their opinion on what ails the beef industry after the BSE crisis of the previous year. Beef producers came from as far away as Napanee. At the end of the evening, Preston Cull, who organized the meeting, asked the crowd for a show of hands to see how many people wanted a single farm

voice like they do in Quebec – the Union des Producteurs Agricoles (UPA). About 90 per cent of the hands shot up high into the air. Hands flew up. On the question of going to Ottawa to demonstrate – there were some hands that went half way up. There was lots of talk that things could change for the better – if they spoke with one voice instead of having many commodity groups and organizations doing the yapping. So what happened in the six years since that memorable night? Nothing? Sort of. New groups sprang up!

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Taste of Opera to raise funds for Renfrew Victoria Hospital A Taste of Opera, a new fundraising event planned for the Renfrew Victoria Hospital, promises to be a feast for the senses. This unique event, to be held at Castlegarth Restaurant in White Lake Feb. 11, will feature performances of selected Italian arias by two nationally acclaimed vocalists — soprano Kathleen Radke and tenor Rory McGlynn — as well as a gourmet five-course dinner. Chefs Matthew and Jennifer Brearley of Castlegarth Restaurant have designed a special menu for the evening, with each course inspired by one of the operatic works that Radke and Mc-

Glynn will perform. As well, a selection of wines that hit just the right note for the operatic menu will be available. A Taste of Opera is the fourth event in a series of RVH fundraisers, called Opera in the Valley, which Renfrew-based Radke has worked on in recent years. Radke, whose husband, Steve, is a doctor at RVH, says that when she and her husband moved to Renfrew, they fell in love with the community. “This is my way of giving something back to the community,” she says. Radke says that the operatic events not only benefit the hospital, but they give Renfrew-area

audiences a chance to experience opera locally. “It also allows people who might not be familiar with opera to stretch a little musically,” she says.

Castlegarth Restaurant is located in a heritage building in White Lake. All of the restaurant’s food supplies come from Castlegarth’s own gardens or

from nearby farms. Tickets are $100 per person, taxes and gratuity included (beverages not included). For reservations, can call 613-623-3472.





Being safe at school VICTORIA SLIGHT mittee has taken a lead role in St. Joe’s participation in the AdoptA-Road Program. This is a widely-known program established to encourage volunteers to help maintain local roads and right-of-ways to keep them free of garbage and litter. SJHS will be adopting Barnet Boulevard in Renfrew. This will be very convenient for our school community members since the road is adjacent to the school. So, next time you are driving along Barnet Boulevard, keep an eye out for SJHS students. Honk your horn in support of our efforts and contribution to cleaning up the environment and our newly-adopted road. Auditions for our sixth annual musical production were Jan. 11 and 12. This year, the talented students will perform The Drowsy Chaperone. I’m not about to tell you all that happens. You will just have to wait until May to find out for yourself.

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Creating a safe and healthy learning environment at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School is a priority. This interest in environment has also extended to include the environment as a whole. Our environmental committee of student council has worked very hard to introduce and maintain a very successful recycling program within the school.They also organized a fun events to raise awareness of environmental issues within the school community. One such event was an eco-friendly fashion show where students made articles of clothing or accessories out of recycled material, like old clothes or even bubble rap. They have also introduced Jaguar stainless steel re-usable water bottles in the tuck shop to cut back on the use of plastic water bottles. This year, our environmental ministers, Dean Dewar and Caroline Holley, have been working hard finding new ways for our school community to contribute to a cleaner and safer environment. With community spirit in mind, the environmental com-


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Last year summer student grants were also received by the following institutions, businesses and organizations: • Algonquins of Pikwakanagan - $1,994 • Arnprior and McNab/Braeside Archives - $2,323 • Arnprior Public Library $1,436 • Barry’s Bay and Area Public Library - $1,796 • Barry’s Bay Dairy and Restaurant - $2,462 • Bonnechere Museum, Eganville - $3,075 • Bonnechere Union Public Library, Eganville - $2,299 • Boundless - $2,153 • Boys and Girls Club of Pembroke - $3,476 • Briscoelea Farm - $1,796 • Bubble Technology Industries Inc. - $1,077 • Calabogie and Area Business Association - $3,970 • Camp Lau-Ren - $2,870 • Canadian Cancer Society, Renfrew County Unit - $2,821 • Canadian Diabetes Association - $2,075 • Carefor Health & Community Service - $2,333 • Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village - $2,957 • Children’s Junction Daycare - $2,460 • Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre - $1,283 • Cobden Agriculture Society - $2,022 • Columbus House - $3,690 • Community Living Renfrew County South - $2, 837 • Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley - $3,895 • Community Resource Centre - $2,432 • Deep River Community Association-North Renfrew Times - $2,729 • Deep River Public Library $1,539 • Deep River Science Academy - $2,511 • Eganville & District Seniors - $4,101 • Eganville Horticultural Society - $1,960 • Evergreen Christian Ministries - $2,035 • Fairfields - $2,460 • Family and Children’s Services County of Renfrew - $2,433 • Fen Early Years Deep River - $2,275 • First Baptist Church Arnprior - $3,424 • First Step Options and Support Services - $3, 927 • Foresters Falls Athletic Association - $1,845 • Frontier Trails Kids Camp $3,072 • Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church - $2,017 • Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch $1,436 • Ketcha Star Daycare - $2,372 • Kevin Schauer Construction


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- $1,162 • Wilno Heritage Society - employers that applications for liament, I am consulted and • Kidactive - $3,788 Canada Summers Jobs open encouraged to provide input to $2,153 • Kids Corp OEYS - $2,000 determine specific priorities in Feb. 1 and close Feb. 28. • Wilno Station Inn - $1,262. • Killaloe District Public Li“Locally, Renfrew-Nipissing- our communities.” brary - $1,847 The press release says Gallant Pembroke will receive $252,382, 2011 APPLICATIONS • Killaloe Station Take Out a boost of $34,855 over last year’s encourages recommendations $923 from employers and welcomes On Tuesday MP Gallant is- base allocation,” Gallant said. • L’Acfo-Champlain - $1,968 “As the local Member of Par- their input. sued a new release reminding • Lacourse Building @ Hardware - $1, 041 • Laurentian Hills Public Library - $1,231 • Leaps and Bounds Children’s Centre - $3,899 • - $4,630 • Lions Club - $2,433 • Logos Land Resort - $1, 077 RENFREW • M&R Feeds and Farm Supply 646 O'BRIEN RD., RENFREW, ONTARIO 613-432-4400 Limited - $1,642 • Marquardt Custom Sawing - $1,077 • McDougall Mill Museum $2,405 • McLaren Systems - $1,503 • McRae Mills Ltd. - $2,257 • Murray’s Custom Woodworking - $1, 796 • Nangor Resort - $1,616 • North Renfrew Family Services Inc. - $2,380 • North Renfrew Long-term Care Services Inc. - $5,213 • Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters - $3,690 • Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - $2,763 • Our Lady Seat of Wisdom $2,030 • Paddler Co-op - $2,796 EGANVILLE, • Pembroke Public Library $2,155 ONTARIO • Pembroke Soccer Club Inc. 613-628-2215 $4,920 • Petawawa Heritage Society - $4,170 • Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre - $2,433 DOWNTOWN • Petawawa Public Library RENFREW $2,462 432-5831 • Pineridge Children’s Centre - $1,077 • PSP Canadian Forces Base Petawawa - $1,231 • Renfrew $ District Children’s School - $3,013 • Renfrew Business Improvement ASSN - $1,845 Flyer effective Friday, January 21 • Renfrew County Catholic DisSale prices start Saturday, January 22 trict School Board - $3,075 to Thursday, January 27 until Sunday, January 30, 2011 440493 439645 • Renfrew Public Library $1,796 • Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation - $3,383 • Ross Museum - $3,692 • Round Lake Centre Food Market - $1,436 • Scott & Sons Hardware $1,257 • Sebastopol Heritage and His339 RAGLAN STREET RENFREW (613) 432-7518 torical Society - $3,229 680 O'BRIEN RD., RENFREW • St. Francis Memorial Hospital - $1, 885 • Stafford Animal Hospital - $1, 796 • Stepscount - $1,347 • The Arnprior Hospital Auxiliary - $2,503 • The Braeside Pastoral Charge - $1,845 • The Friends of Algonquin Park - $3,700 • The Salvation Army Pembroke - $3,453 • Water Tower Lodge - $1,693 PRICES EFFECTIVE FROM FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 • Whitewater Bromley ComTO THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011 Friday, January 21 to Thursday, January 27, 2011 439767 munity Health Centre - $3,229



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COMMUNITY JADE IS NO. 1 Pembroke residents Bobby McGivern and Diana Delorme (who grew up in Renfrew) are the parents of Jade, Renfrew Victoria Hospital’s first baby in 2011. The seven-pound, two-ounce girl came into the world at 8:39 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11. For more details, see last week’s Mercury or visit the rural north link of Mercury photo by Steve Newman

Burnstown WI members celebrate the season by sharing with others. Among them are, from left, front row Marlene Schaly, Henny Schaly (guest), Julia Winn, Anne Burnette, Bev MacLean, Gemma Robillard and son Anton Robillard; and back row Jane Flain, Irene Mayhew, Laura Geymonat, Lillian Trask, Irene Robillard, Helen Gunn, Cecile Lamoureux, Signe Kubiseski and Ruth McHugh.

Burnstown WI fall and winter news BY RUTH MCHUGH Public Relations Officer

The Burnstown WI has been busy with a variety of activities between September and December. Our September program was agriculture/pickling and was held at the home of Jennifer Robertson. Samples of salsa, home made ketchup and tomato soup were tasted while members shared their recipes for preserves and pickling. In October the WI ladies enjoyed a pot luck lunch that was hosted by Gemma Robillard at her home. Gemma Robillard (Gem Photography) gave an informative lesson and many tips on photography. Fall Road Clean-up and a cup of coffee at Neat Coffee Shop was organized by

the ladies in early November. The November WI meeting was held at the home of Anne Burnette. Barry Burnette presented a slide show of his gold and artwork, he also talked about his experiences as a Goldsmith and Diamond Mounter. Christmas spirits were high when the Burnstown WI members shared Christmas dinner at Glen Dochart Farm, home of Mary Campbell in December. After dinner the group busily wrapped non-food item gifts for a family they sponsored for Christmas. On Dec. 14, the Burnstown WI organized and served a pot luck lunch at the Neighbour Link Fountain located in Arnprior. Jan. 11, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary for the

Burnstown branch, the first branch in our district. It was formed at the home of Mrs. John Forrest in the heart of Burnstown. Mrs. J,F. Blane was chosen as president and Miss Agnes McLachlan as secretary. They started with six members and, by August, had 21. One hundred years later, the branch’s January meeting will be held in that same house and the members have planned to reenact the first meeting held 100 years ago. A larger celebration is planned for June 19, 2011. The Burnstown WI branch presently has 26 members and welcomes anyone wishing to join this dynamic group of ladies. If interested, please call Ruth McHugh at 613-7521773.


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Sliding all day at the MAC. Unsupervised sliding will be available at the MAC sliding hill. Bring your own toboggan etc. Cost: FREE Fur and Pelt Display Contest from 10:00am to 8:00pm at the MAC. The Fish and Game Association will display many pelts with no descriptions attached. Some under glass and some able to be touched. Cost: FREE Strong Man Exhibition from 10:00am to noon on Railway Avenue in downtown Renfrew. Sponsored by Ultimate Fitness Cost: FREE Vintage Snow Machine Display from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Low Square. Vintage snow machines will be on display for viewing beside the Library including a 1969 Snow Cruiser in mint condition. Cost: FREE Quinzee Snow Shelter from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Low Square. The 42nd Field Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish) RCA will build a quinzee (a traditional snow shelter). Cost: FREE Face Painting from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Chamber of Commerce office near Low Square. Cost: FREE Horse and Wagon Rides from 10:00am to 3:00pm throughout downtown. Wrap up in warm blankets and climb onto a horse drawn wagon for a ride through the beautiful heart of downtown Renfrew. Pick up spots will be Town Hall, Scotia Bank and Hall St. Cost: FREE Bed Races (High School) from 11:00am to 1:00pm. High school student teams will challenge each to bed races from the Scotia Bank to Town Hall. Teams are presently looking for steel beds. Decorations of beds will be an added feature. Cost: FREE (pre-registration required) Hockey Skills Competition (ages 9-15yrs) from noon to 2:15pm at the MAC. Teams will compete in agility, speed, puck control and 3-on-3 play. Top two teams will be featured at the Jr. B game during the 1st intermission playing 3-on-3. Awards for all will be available. Come team up with Jr. B players. Cost: FREE



Foster the Snowman Building from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Low Square. Families are invited to come and build a creative snow man using cloths and imagination. Our goal is 100 snow men/children representing Renfrew County children that are living in Foster homes at this time. Cost: FREE

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Ray McGrath Memorial Open Dart Tournament at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #148. Three person teams. Registration from 10:00am to 10:30am and play starting at 11:00am. Division round robin play. Must be 19 years of age to play. For more information please call Greg Walbeck at 613-432-4246. Cost: $30.00 per team Jr B’s vs Metcalfe Hockey Game starting at 3:00pm at the MAC. The Timberwolves will take on Metcalfe. A 50/50 draw will be held. Those viewing the Hockey skills competition will have free admission. Late comers MAY be charged a fee for admission. 1st intermission will have entertainment. Cost: FREE Youth Dance from 8:00pm to 11:00pm at the Rec Centre. Ages 12- 17 years of age will be allowed. Cost: $5.00 or $3.00 with carnival button

Red Neck Crash Ice Races from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Swinging Bridge/O’Brien Park. Races for 12-14 yr olds and 15+. Participants will race each other down a 170 meter iced track under lights around corners and over jumps wearing full hockey equipment. Prizes and fireworks! Cost: FREE (pre-registration required) Renfrew Industrial Hockey League 1970’s All Star Reunion Hockey Game starting at 7:30pm at the MAC. Come and view your hockey players from the 70’s in a re-union game. See if these fellows still have the moves and ability for good old fashioned hockey. This game is sure to bring back some memories of the hockey days in the Barn. Cost: $5.00 or $3.00 with Carnival button (12 & under FREE) Beavertails from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Low Square and from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at O’Brien Park. Cost: As displayed

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