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Much too close for comfort One more accident at problem Renfrew-Argyle intersection STEVE NEWMAN

ON THE ROPES The Renfrew Jr. B Timberwolves travelled to Perth last night for Game 3 of their playoff series, trailing two games to none. The result was not available at press time, but Game 4 is tomorrow night (Friday) at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre.

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It’s an accident Cheryl Crozier of Shears Unisex Hairstyling won’t soon forget. Thursday afternoon, just before 3 p.m., she was one of two hairstylists working with customers when they heard a huge bang. The bang couldn’t have happened much closer. The rear end of a Ford truck, driven by Bradley Oattes of Haley Station, had broken through the front window of the Renfrew business, sending glass flying. Mercury photo by Steve Newman “There have been so many accidents over the years, someone’s going to get killed,” said the This Ford Ranger, driven by Bradley Oattes of Haley Station, was struck by another vehicle Shears Unisex Hairstyling owner. before spinning around and crashing through the window of Shears Unisex Hairstyling in “No one’s ever driven through the shop for a Renfrew. Witness Mike Lapointe takes a closer look at the damage. drive-through cut,” added Crozier. But during more than 20 years of business, people have traditionally used the premises to make phone calls after accidents at the same corner.

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Susan McLeod, who works next door at R&D Insurance, has written town council stressing the need for a four-stop intersection, but unsuccessfully. There are stop signs on Argyle Street, but not on Renfrew Avenue. Responses from the town, says McLeod, have not been satisfactory, but after this accident she says she’ll take the issue further. McLeod recalls various accidents at the intersection. See ‘Accident’, page 2

The Rotary Club of Renfrew has announced a major pledge of $100,000 to the Bonnechere Manor Auditorium campaign. At the group’s regular weekly meeting on Monday, the proposal was brought forward by the club’s directors and after a brief discussion was passed by the membership. The Rotary Club of Renfrew has been an active community supporter since its charter in 1922 and continues its history as a leading service organization in Renfrew. The Rotary International Theme for

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Accident at intersection Continued from front These include a 2003 accident involving her daughter and a more recent one in which someone suffered a broken bone. One witness, Mike Lapointe, was working on his car Thursday after-

County budget coming together STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com

The 2011 Renfrew County budget should be music to most taxpayers’ ears. At least that was the preliminary indication after county councillors spent six hours Tuesday debating and sharing explanations for the draft budget. The budget was calling for a levy increase of 1.5 per cent over 2010, or a very nominal total increase of $170,267. With real growth of only 1.6 per cent and property value reassessment up 6.4 per cent, the county’s actual tax rate drops 7.1 per cent. For someone’s property assessed at $100,000 and rising the average assessment in 2011, this would amount to a county tax increase of $4.88, for a total of $413.36. Assuming one’s house remained assessed at $100,000 in both 2010 and 2011, the property owner’s county taxes would drop $29.45 to $383.91, which represents the lowest county tax amount in a decade. The tax picture continues to look good when factoring in the education tax rate, which dropped 4.15 per cent over last year. This will leave the lower-tier municipalities with substantial wiggle room when finalizing their budgets. County, education and lower-tier municipal tax bills combine to determine residents’ total property taxes. “We made pretty darn good progress, keeping in mind we have a new county council,” said Admaston-Bromley Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe, who chairs the county’s finance and administration committee. Her reference was to the fact five of council’s 17 members are new to council, following elections in October 2010. The draft budget was examined Tuesday, and will remain under the microscope when the workshop finishes today. Wednesday was occupied by February’s monthly session of county council. Thursday’s last legs of the budget workshop will focus on the finances for social services, human resources, and finance and administration. Tuesday’s workshop completed examination of most aspects of operations, development and property, public works, and such health sectors as the health unit, emergency services and long-term care facilities. The lengthiest debate was spent on determining if the county should provide a 1.6 per cent realgrowth increase to the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association arm of economic development. The suggestion came from McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell. During the mid-day break, staff left to determine how much the county provides to OVTA in services-in-kind, over and above its annual funding of $170,541. See ‘Budget’, page 5

noon in a nearby parking lot when he says he saw the accident happen. “I saw the (Chevrolet Uplander) van going through the intersection and not stopping,” said Lapointe. “It hit the truck on the side and the truck went into a spin and ended up in the window of Shears.” Const. Joe Roach of the Renfrew

OPP has charged Roxanne Garand of Bancroft with failing to yield. The fine is $110, including a surcharge. “Probably a four-way stop would solve that problem,” said Const. Roach about the intersection. Because of the closeness of buildings, Roach says too many drivers have to edge into the intersection before proceeding.


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Admaston-Bromley will do all it can to maintain momentum on recycling in the township. Last Thursday night treasurer Annette Louis presented a fivepage report arising from a Feb. 2 joint meeting with Horton Township and CIF (Continuous Improvement Fund) representative Joe Hall from Earth’s Edge. Admaston-Bromley clerk Bev Briscoe and Councillors Ray Pender and Robert Dick also attended the session. The main reason for the meeting, said Louis, was to talk about the future. “CIF would like to see local municipalities work together with CIF to fund a transfer station for blue box recycling or at least show intent to do so in case Beauman’s closes its doors,” Louis said in her report to council. “If intent is shown then CIF could put aside the funds for a future municipal venture and an application could be made at a later

date,” she wrote. Louis also participated in a meeting she joined online and by phone, including 18 people attending the meeting in person and 13 online. During that session transfer station efficiency was discussed, something that the township has already addressed at its Stone Road site. Plastics were also discussed. “The recycling of plastics is a really big deal right now in the province, because I guess only 23 to 25 per cent are being recycled at this time,” she said. Also of special concern are PET plastics, regionalization efficiencies, and compacting. Admaston-Bromley is one step ahead of many other municipalities as it developed and filed a fiveyear plan for recycling last year, making it eligible for certain funding streams. Currently 100 municipalities in Ontario have no plan. Louis reported that when it comes to recycling, Beauman’s only collects about 3,000 tonnes of

residential blue box – and 20,000 is needed for greatest efficiency. “We’re way, way off,” she said. Louis said everybody’s collecting little bits, costs are going up, but if everything can be collected in one space, wherever that might be, everyone would save money. Louis also presented some options for Admaston-Bromley initiatives that would be eligible for CIF funding, including education initiatives. The township’s public works committee, which is comprised of council, meets tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 25) to determine its next step. After the report was presented, Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe stressed satisfaction with current service. “The first thing I want to say is that we have had excellent service from Dan Menard – class A service,” she said. “And I just hope that continues. We’ve never had any indication that anything is going to change, officially here, and we accept that every day that it’s open we are certainly glad to be their customer,” she said.

Rail gone and Renfrew and area left with ‘Ho Chi Minh trail of blood’ LUCY HASS lucy.hass@metroland.com

Renfrew County Council has made official its interest in acquiring the Canadian Pacific rail bed. Last Thursday night Admaston-Bromley council viewed the county resolution that it seeks “a moratorium on the abandonment process and enter into discussions with Canadian Pacific Railway to acquire the rail bed for future use consistent with the County of Renfrew Abandoned Railway Rights-of-Way

Policy.” The County of Lanark has passed a similar resolution regarding its portion of the line from Smiths Falls to Petawawa. Noting a recent Communicator newsletter from MP Cheryl Gallant asking residents about their wishes for the rail line and talking of a business plan, Councillor Michael Donohue questionned the status of the line: “Has the process of a rail line been exhausted now?” Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe said all timelines related to the purchase have expired and The Railway Act has been “absolute-

ly followed to a tee.” “So I gather unless there’s an 11th-hour white knight that comes in we’ve seen the last train go through the county,” Donohue said. “Yes. You’re absolutely right,” said Briscoe, adding, “Does that mean anything to anybody?” “To talk of the history of the trains, seems like such a strange thing now, “ said Donohue. “The Ottawa River, which was incredibly important,” he referred to a book called Champlain’s Dream, “It was, in fact, 398 years ago this May when Champlain came up

the Ottawa River – Jeffreys Lake and Muskrat Lake – and that was instrumental to the founding of, certainly, the initial part of Canada. “And I would certainly suggest that the CPR was a very important milestone in the establishment of this country and it seems like neither of those is being recognized in the county. And that seems shameful.” Briscoe agreed. “It’s unbelievable that the County of Renfrew and the County of Lanark, our future economic development is left to a highway that is a Ho Chi Minh

trail of blood,” she said, referring to Highway 17. “So now the road stays here, the train goes and we need to fight our own battles and talk among ourselves and try and build our own future.” “Something’s very wrong. You know, can you imagine the kid’s colouring book, and you have to say, hey, that’s what a train used to look like,” she added. “Well, I guess we have to be rescued somehow and so far it hasn’t been happening,” she said., adding one last shot, “We need to call in the coast guard.”

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The Calabogie community rink project is a story of community giving and sharing More than 70 volunteers and about two dozen area businesses have contributed time, discount prices and/or free product to provide a badly-needed upgraded and more sophisticated outdoor rink structure for winter activities. Mayor Peter Emon estimates the project would have cost $225,000 if it had been tendered and completed entirely by paid staff. The final bill was about $76,000, including a $10,000 Farm Credit Canada grant. The rink officially reopened in late January, to mark the completion of phase one. Meanwhile, others continue to contribute for additional upgrades, such as a possible rink roof and/or concrete pad. An example is Renfrew Scotiabank, which recently matched the $1,000 raised by volunteers and Scotiabank staff in selling tickets for the Dec. 4 Calabogie community concert. Mayor Emon spoke about the rink project during Scotiabank’s cheque presentation at February’s Calabogie Winter Carnival. The entire regulation-size rink of 200 feet by 85 feet wasn’t a hasty, cheap redo. The location of the rink was shifted 15 more feet from the community hall. And the ground for the rink was excavated down three feet before drainage tiles were installed. Also, the perimeter of the new surface was excavated to more than four feet before granular material was added and compacted. The work also featured a concrete footing bed that is three feet wide and 18 inches deep, while the boards were pressuretreated and bolted to the concrete footing with engineered brackets. These brackets were cut by a local firm at a significantly-reduced rate, then assembled at a similar rate by a local firm. Protective chain-link fencing was erected at both ends of the rink to protect bystanders and the building from errant pucks. The lights and standards removed from the old site were re-installed by volunteers before a local company was hired to rewire the lighting system. This is a low-maintenance rink that will last about 20 years, says Emon. A ROOF RINK TOO?

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be it won’t. But what has happened to date pleases Emon. Without the more than 2,000 hours provided by more than 70 volunteers, he says the project wouldn’t have happened. “We are very proud of our community project,” says Emon while standing next to the rink. “I’m really proud of this. I like coming here every day.” Darren Matthews, chair of the Calabogie rink committee, echoed those sentiments. “There was a phenomenal outpouring of support from our local community,” said Matthews. “Without this support we would not have been able to accomplish a project such as this in less than four months’ time with the money that had been allocated.” The old rink boards were erected in 1998 and upgraded about six years ago. Mayor Emon says the rink committee will provide recommendations, possibly by this summer, on time lines and financing for a rink roof and/or concrete pad for the facility. It’s hoped future development of the rink will be completed within five years, says Matthews. These additional phases would include a concrete slab with embedded pipes for artificial ice and a rink roof that extends beyond the rink perimeter to cover seating. “With any luck, we will have enough money raised in 2011 to pour the slab later this year,” says Matthews. “The remaining work will carry a price tag in excess of $500,000, so extensive fundraising and (successful) grant applications will be necessary,” he adds. “The local community has been extremely generous and supportive of this project thus far and we hope that that continues as we move through the coming phases.”

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and in eastern Ontario, so it will minimize the migration of paramedics to other services surrounding us. It will help with retaining experienced paramedics in Renfrew County.” Last week, the union members voted 96 per cent in favour of the agreement, after about six months of negotiations. “It’s good for both sides. It keeps us in the middle of our comparators,” said Mike Nolan, chief of the Renfrew County paramedic service. “I appreciate the strength of the relationship between the employer and the bargaining unit, and we’re pleased we were able to come to a negotiated settlement that both parties can be

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Renfrew County paramedics have a healthy new contract. The collective agreement for 127 employees, including 53 fulltime primary care or advanced care paramedics, calls for a salary increase of 13 per cent over four years. The contract, which is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2010, carries through to Dec. 31, 2013. “We’re proud of the process we went through and happy with the results we got,” said Claude Venne, the CUPE local 4698 president who helped negotiate the agreement. “We found it a very fair deal, within the average of Ontario

proud of.” The new deal also increased paramedics’ salaries by $718,945 for Renfrew County, whose 2011 budget workshop wrapped up today. Renfrew County paramedic service costs are shared almost 50-50 by the Province and the County. With the new collective agreement, primary-care paramedics will see their salaries rise from $31.88 per hour to $35.16 by the year 2013. Advanced-care paramedics are paid 10 per cent more. The contract affects 53 fulltime paramedics, another 17 who are regular part-time, and close to 70 casual paramedics.

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Budget at county Continued from Page 2 A quick estimate determined total services and financing to be $266,000. County council then agreed to table the item to the next meeting of the operations committee. The target goal for most departments was to limit expenses to less than two per cent. Development and property sits at 2.4 per cent. The increase for paramedic costs will be 1.7 per cent, but only after some major cash infusions from reserves. Paramedics salaries’ are jumping more than

$700,000, and $841,000 will be taken from reserves to replace five ambulances this year. But the paramedic budget is only balanced after taking another $931,303 from reserves Costs at the Renfrew County & District Health Unit are up 14.3 per cent, largely due to salary increases. The unit’s total costs for 2011 are projected at $1.6 million, of which the county will pay $1.38 million. The City of Pembroke and South Algonquin Township will account for the remainder. Expenses for the county-run Bonnechere Manor and Miramichi Lodge in 2011 are projected to rise more modestly, at 6.1 and 7.7 per cent respectively.

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he silence spoke volumes. Last Thursday night at Admaston-Bromley Council, as discussion wrapped up about the demise of rail travel through Renfrew County, there was a strange pause in the proceedings. Councillor Michael Donohue gathered that unless an 11th-hour white knight comes in, Renfrew County had seen its last train. “Yes. You’re absolutely right,” Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe replied. A long pause followed, then the mayor broke the silence with the most obvious question of all. “Does that mean anything to anybody?” For the younger generation, very little. They have no memory of a time when the region’s success was inextricably linked to the ribbons of steel that connected communities. But history reminds us not to forget. The Admaston Heritage Book authored by Carol Bennett and the Balsam Hill Women’s Institute in 1982, includes a piece by Thelma Box titled A Railway Comes and Goes. We think her words are worth sharing. The railway was an important means of transportation for Admaston Township residents. Carload after carload of freight was loaded at the Admaston Station, including all kinds of livestock, hay, grain and forest products. Cream was shipped regularly to area creameries. Incoming freight, also, arrived in large quantities... For many years, students commuted daily to Renfrew High school, by train. Over the years many lasting friendships developed among these students who ride the rails to school.” Her words remind us that transportation links are vital to building a strong local economy and fostering a sense of community. If Renfrew and area’s days of rail are over, left to be relived only in history books, we must move now, and fast, to ensure our remaining tie – Highway 17 – is given the federal and provincial funding it deserves. It is our lifeline. Does that mean anything to anybody?

MP has the right to be wrong To the editor: Ms. Gallant sure knows how to bring the Liberal stalwarts our of the woodwork. I must say that I find it rather refreshing to hear an MP speak her mind rather than follow the party drivel. Believe it or not, she has a right to be wrong. If the federal Liberals follow the Dalton gang of Ontario, it would appear Canadians will be in for a rough ride tax wise. Let’s see: $3-billion health scandal; Dalton’s vow – I will not raise taxes. The Dalton gang even put an eco-tax on burying his grandmother; a $900 health benefit tax; I can’t get a doctor in Renfrew; and 81cents a KWh for solar power. Welcome to the land of milk and honey, Liberals. By the way, I think you can state without reservation that The Renfrew Mercury newspaper is biased Liberal if not left wing. R.A. Bob Griese Renfrew

Congratulations To the editor: It has been really great seeing a new Renfrew Winter Carnival being developed in our Town after all these years. Over the years since our last winter carnival in the mid ’80s many people have indicated that they would like to have an event such as this again, however very few people came forward to offer their help. My congratulations go out to Grant Lavallee for putting together an excellent planning committee. Under Grant’s leadership the committee put together many excellent events and had them spread nicely around the town. This in itself makes the event more inclusive for all of our residents. With a little more cooperation from within and more volunteers coming forward with suggestions and help I am sure that this event has the potential to become a much larger event in our town. Again, congratulations and thank you to Grant Lavallee and all the persons involved in planning and carrying out the 2011 version on the Renfrew winter carnival. Sincerely, Glen M. Goslin Renfrew

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Now is not the time for new recreation facilities To the editor: According to the last Parks and Recreation study the majority want to build an addition at Ma-Te-Way Park. However, more than 60 percent of the citizens of the Town of Renfrew, do not want a tax increase to pay for it. If there is one thing that I fought hard for during my seven years of council, it is democracy. It has just taken me a while to realize that you can not force health and fitness on anyone, nor can you give them the desire to be active. I waged my campaign on health and fitness and our need to invest in it. The majority of voters are simply not there and they voted me out to prove it. It was a lesson well learned. You can go against the majority but you will lose. Ask Hector Cloutier about the gun registry. Since the election, I have been attempting to regain the business that I lost while sitting on council. If the people who want so desperately to

go against the majority, would take a long hard look at health and fitness versus bricks, water and mortar, we might have a happier parks and recreation department. Every day I hear complaints about the way this department is being run and I tell people to write council, as I no longer have a vote. I apologize for taking so long to see the light but know, that I now do. I will ask those who have been pushing me to support their bid to build, to please stop. I also ask that people stop using my place of business to vent their anger and frustration regarding a pool or the operating costs of having fresh drinking water. A pool won’t be any good for us, if we can’t afford to run it and the majority either do not have the money or choose not to spend it in parks and recreation. Majority rules. Kate Windle Renfrew

Disregard for property To the editor: Re: disregard for personal property. My wife was late for a meeting in Renfrew Tuesday night Feb. 15 7 p.m. in town and parked her car behind the post office, apparently out of place. A one-year-old Mazda 3, I’ve always avoided buying a new car for many reasons, one of which is damage. It’s already been rearended in Ottawa by a driver on a cellphone last summer. I suggested when she told me later that possibly the mail has trucks delivering overnight, which she did not realize. So, I would like the inconsiderate vandal that thought it was a good idea to write “No Parking Here’ on the entire driver’s side of the car, into the road grime, salt and sand with their finger, to send me their name and address so I can forward the bill to polish out the now-permanent words scratched into the finish. As if that would ever happen. You might as well have used a rock! She may have parked inappropriately, but certainly didn’t stop the mail, or anybody else from getting through. Ever heard of a pen and paper? Bob Pougnet Greater Madawaska

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Strengthen parties

Overreaching liberals

in running to contact the party and a nomination meeting will follow. During an election and between elections the riding association helps identify the concerns and opinions of the residents of the riding and channels these to the MP, party executive and party leader. We continue to live in a democracy only because we have a party system. Without an opposition there is no lasting democracy. Egypt had a dictatorship for many decades because its presidents kept eliminating the opposition parties. Opposition parties not only provide an alternative choice of government but they also keep the party in power from ignoring the will of the people between elections. A competent member of parliament who listens to her constituents and riding association and is respected by her fellow caucus members has an impact on how we are governed whether in the government or the opposition. If we want effective government we need to work to strengthen our political parties. “Politics is not a spectator sport.” Orval Strong Matawatchan

To the editor: Recently a local newspaper carried a political cartoon displaying the posters of the three major political parties side by side and, underneath, a voter writing “None of the Above.” Probably most readers nodded in agreement. But there will be an election and we can expect the candidate of one of those parties to be elected. That person will carry forward our views and concerns to their party caucus and influence the decisions that affect us personally and as a nation. That person will also be the face of our riding on the national stage. Let’s get busy and see to it that we elect a person who can provide good representation and be a credit to the riding. Many people feel that they are excluded from the political process except for casting their ballot and maybe making a contribution to a party. But registered political parties are always looking for new members and once a year advertise their annual meetings where members can elect or seek election to the executive. Usually well before an election the executive will advertise, inviting those interested

To the editor: If little else, the Pope and the Conservatives have one thing in common. The liberalminded media hate them. Neither of them can utter a word without the media micro-analyzing and misinterpreting every word they say. Recently the Pope made a comment about contraception and the mainstream media were in a frenzy, wrongly implying that he was in favour of it. The Conservatives spoke up against samesex ‘marriage’ and they were called hateful or, the word with no meaning, ‘homophobic’. Renfrew County was the first to see the radical direction the Liberals were going and rightly decided to jump ship and vote for Cheryl Gallant and the Conservatives. Since then, Liberals have been trying to regain lost ground by attempting to discredit the Conservatives instead of making a platform of their own with some integrity, a virtue that has become foreign to the liberal-minded. We only have to look at Premier Dalton McGuinty and the complete mess his Liberals have made in Ontario. Since 1969, when Pierre Trudeau’s Liberals ruled the

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day, they have managed to divide our country by making a sick joke of all our traditional institutions, encourage the slaughter of the most innocent, build a huge national debt, exclude Christians, encourage radical activists with our funds and destroy families with their legislation. The RCMP is still investigating Liberals since they lost power eight years ago. Only recently they joined with the far left NDP and separatist Bloc parties to pass bill C-389 which imposes a law which will be used as a tool for persecuting and prosecuting Christians and other individuals with a conscience. You can’t create values in society when you don’t have any. The Liberals are spin-doctoring out of control because they have no roots, no leadership and no moral direction. Like defeated children after a fair battle, all they do is look for petty faults in their betters while they wallow in deep pockets of socialist elitism. Gallant stands up for the moral and Conservative values Renfrew County voters want and the Liberals and media don’t like it. Ken O’Day Eganville

‘Incomprehensible’ To the editor: Lately, for all the wrong reasons, our MP has made headlines from sea to shining sea. While in St. John’s, Nfld. and Labrador, before an audience which included some who had recently lost their loved ones at sea, our MP said that people who earned a living on oil rigs and on fishing boats on the frigid north Atlantic Ocean should not look to the coast guard service when things go wrong. Our MP advised this audience that we in Ontario, though we have large lakes, do not rely on the coast guard service. Our MP is wrong on the facts. In Ontario the coast guard service comes to the aid of those in distress on the lakes, just as we don’t expect accident victims on Highway 17 to rescue themselves. For expressing such inappropriate comments our MP has been rightly criticized. The prime minister took the rare position of distancing himself from someone in his caucus; describing her comments as “unacceptable” and “incomprehensible” (NTV). My concern is that our MP has again shown such poor judgement and that she will be even less effective in representing us than ever. In my view this riding would be much better off with someone who understands the needs of the riding and can represent us credibly in parliament and has good standing within her party. Mark Jones Eganville


Liberals back-tracking on wind: MPP In what Renfrew-NipissingPembroke MPP John Yakabuski is calling a “stunning backtrack,” the provincial government announced last week that it is abandoning plans for off-shore wind farm projects. This is the latest admission by the McGuinty government that their expensive energy experiments have completely failed, maintained Yakabuski. “This is Dalton McGuinty’s latest backtrack on his failed expensive energy experiments,” he said. “These experiments are doing nothing but driving up hydro bills for Ontario families and seniors, and now even Dalton McGuinty recognizes it.” Last April the Liberals unanimously voted against an Ontario PC motion that called for a moratorium on wind farm projects until an independent, comprehensive study of the health and environmental impacts could be completed. “We called on the McGuinty government to hold off so these decisions could be based on actual science,” said Yakabuski. “While we’re pleased he’s listening to us now, his backtrack today is based purely on political science. This is the latest example of McGuinty Liberal electionyear desperation.” Meanwhile, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is pleased by the government announcement it will not proceed with planned offshore wind projects until more research is done. The OFAH has long called for more research to be conducted prior to moving ahead with any offshore wind turbine development. A major OFAH concern is the potential impact on fish and wildlife, including migratory waterfowl such as ducks and geese, and fish, such as salmon, pickerel and perch. The organization and other groups are also concerned about potential waterbird mortality from collision with the blades, disrupted migratory movements and displacement from traditional foraging areas.

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RVH supportive housing, assisted living program getting ready to start A new program, offered through Renfrew Victoria Hospital allowing seniors to stay in their home and have safe, affordable care available, will soon be ready to serve the community. Much work has gone into setting up the Supported Housing/Assisted Living program behind the scenes at RVH. Randy Penney, RVH president and CEO, notes that many discus- Terri-Lynn Sukkel sions took place between the hospital and its partners for the integration and implementation of this new endeavour. “It’s a huge venture that has great meaning for the community and opens up the doors for us to grow. We have significant challenges at RVH and we recognize that no more beds are coming into the system. We are pleased that the LHIN has supported our application and we are excited about being able to provide services in the community. Our hospital has a proven track record of responding to patient needs and this is another innovative approach to helping our senior population,” he adds. It addresses the need for a safe, affordable and cost-effective alternative to long-term care homes for some seniors. This type of supportive housing is offered to approved clients who need some help with basic everyday activities, but don’t require the services of more expensive institutional options. Chris Ferguson, RVH’s VicePresident of Patient Care Services, says she sees “the occupancy pressures in our hospital and the limited options available for seniors to remain in their own home. This unique program provides that opportunity for the appropriate client group.” The idea was granted approval last fall by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network. Home care can be provided for up to 20 seniors living in the Renfrew area and includes scheduled visits from a personal support worker and around-the-clock emergency response. Terri-Lynn Sukkel was hired at the end of the year by RVH to act as the Coordinator for the Assisted Living Program. “I am excited to be part of this new program that recognizes the value of seniors living with dignity and independence in our community,” she comments. “It strives to provide the support necessary to make that happen by offering a wide range of services.” Those services will be provided by one of the six certified

personal support workers soon to be hired through the program. Sukkel will assess clients to determine what level of support is needed — from housekeeping, to assistance getting ready in the morning, to accompanying them on medical appointments. The personal support worker can also make security checks by phone to make sure they are doing okay, if so requested. “We will work with the individual clients and their families to develop a care plan to meet their specific needs. It’s very client-directed,” she adds. Sukkel understands this as a very preventative approach to health care for the aging population. Having a qualified health care provider in their homes on a regular basis will help foresee any exacerbation of illness, and indentify potential falls risks. “And we’ll be able to intervene early on, and hopefully prevent lengthy hospital admissions.” “We know how important it is to work to support the people in our community, and the interesting piece here is that the hospital is now providing a community service.” RVH’s Information Management Director, Peter Payton, has been researching and testing the best help call system for the clients, along with various safety alarm devices. “There are very sophisticated systems that need to be set up and also back-up plans in case of a power outage or other emergency,” Sukkel explains. Safety equipment items like fall detector belts, bed sensors and wander alerts on client’s doors may need to be implemented in some of the senior’s homes. A communication system between the care workers will help to ensure the safest, most secure living conditions for future clients. “These are the things that will give the families peace of mind while their loved ones are on their own,” she says. Eligibility is based on seniors 65 years or older who do not require immediate or 24-hour availability of nursing care or other professional services. Seniors can self-refer or physicians can make a recommendation to the CCAC, which is responsible for the program’s wait-list. RVH is the only hospital to receive funding for this program. Currently, no other assisted living/supportive housing exists for Renfrew and the surrounding region. For more information about the Renfrew Victoria Hospital’s Supportive Housing/ Assisted Living program, please contact Randy Penney, CEO, Renfrew Victoria Hospital, 613-4324851, ext. 260.

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THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF WHITEWATER REGION SALE OF LAND FOR TAX ARREARS By Public Tender

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TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on the 15th day of March, 2011 at the Municipal Office, 44 Main Street, Cobden ON K0J 1K0. Tenders will then be opened in public on the same day immediately following the 3:00pm deadline at 44 Main Street, Cobden. Description of Lands: Pt Lot 23, Con 2; as in R230138; Township of Whitewater Region (0.65 Acres) PIN#57217-0082 (LT) Roll No. 47 58 049 060 06900 0000

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Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers.

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This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax.

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Annette Mantifel, Treasurer The Corporation of the Township of Whitewater Region 44 Main Street, P.O. Box 40 Cobden, Ontario K0J 1K0 613-646-2282 ext. 25

*Mutual funds offered by Sun Life Financial Investment Services (Canada) Inc. © Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, 2011.

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Photo by Lenny Ebert

Striving to take off pounds sensibly STEVE NEWMAN

Renfrew resident Cindy Ebert strives to do what TOPS means − Take Off Pounds Sensibly. That’s easier said than done, but many members have. With an annual membership fee of $30 and extra dues of $2 weekly, the cost is nominal. The cost for the energy, motivation, educational material and camaraderie experienced in the group? Priceless, say several TOPS members. The local group’s co-leaders are Renfrew residents Marie Lyons and Ebert. Each says group support is pivotal for the members who attend the Thursdayevening sessions at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church. Ebert hasn’t been close to her high school graduation weight of 160 pounds for several years, but she has taken a lot of weight off since joining the local chapter. With various part-time jobs and two daughters, Ebert says it’s tough to lose weight.

there,” she adds, alluding to lower-calories choices than can be made for salad dressings, yogurts and ice-cream. Co-leader Lyons, 44, is also working harder to shed pounds. Over the past two years, she had lost a total of 26 pounds. She did so by exercising more; using a points system to determine fibre, calorie and fat intake; cutting down on treats; and reducing portion sizes. A trick for her is using a bowl, instead of a plate, for a main course, since a bowl tends to hold less food. She says attendance at the TOPS sessions is critical to keeping her weight down. “If it wasn’t for the support, I wouldn’t stay focused on it,” says Lyons. “Knowing I have to go and weigh in every week helps keep me on track.” She and Ebert are among about 20 Renfrew TOPS group members, including men and children. Ebert’s two daughters have joined, in the battle to watch their weight, and enjoy the experience, says their mother. “They really love it because it’s a really close-knit group.”

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LOST 72 POUNDS

But she’s on the right track with the help of TOPS, a non-profit organization founded in Milwaukee in 1948. Incorporated in 1952, TOPS held its first national convention in 1955, the same year the first Canadian chapter was chartered in Hamilton, Ont. Today, TOPS consists of about 170,000 members in 10,000 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The Renfrew TOPS, known as ON 2261, is one of several chapters in the area, including Cobden, Pembroke, Petawawa, Arnprior, Barry’s Bay and Denbigh. As a member of a Calgary TOPS chapter in the 1990s, Ebert lost 45 pounds. But the family moved to Renfrew, where she knew no one at first. “I cooked and baked and put all my weight back,” she recalls. “I’m not telling you my weight,” she says, but she notes that she has lost 35 of the 45 pounds she gained back. And she knows why. Ebert, 46, isn’t trashing family life. But she says it can have a negative impact on one’s health, if you’re not more careful. “Gee,” she says, trying to explain her weight gain, “I had kids and I got married and you don’t look after yourself … You have other people to put first.” “You really have to make healthy choices,” she says. Those choices, she says, includes fewer calories and more exercise, namely walking. “More vegetables, less fat, less sugar, and there are a lot of fat-free options out

Members also include Eva Wall, 84. She has attended the Renfrew sessions for about 25 years. If it wasn’t for TOPS, Wall says she wouldn’t keep her weight down. She has lost 72 pounds over the years, since joining TOPS, but points out: “Even if I only lose five pounds a year, it sure does add up.” Meryl Martin, who has earned KOPS status, for Keeping Off Pounds Sensibly, has been a member for 12 years and loves the connection. “I just love everybody in our group,” says the 90-year-old. “They are like family to me. They make me laugh and feel at home. Nine-year-old Emily Ebert also likes the time with TOPS: “It’s fun because a lot of people there are funny and make me laugh. I learned lots of new things about good food to eat.” Talking to The Mercury, said the young Ebert’s mom (Cindy), was an opportunity to spread awareness of TOPS and its potential benefits for members. “It’s a really good group,” says Ebert. “It’s a support group. We even have people who want to join our group who don’t have weight to lose because they have an interest in having a healthy lifestyle.” Most group members are in their 40s, 50s and 60s. Some prefer not to be identified as group members, admits Ebert, simply because they consider their battle with weight a more personal, private matter. See ‘Weight-loss’, Page 12

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

J.J. Guy Longtin, Chief Renfrew Fire Department Postal Bag 2000 152 Plaunt Street, South Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4G7

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REQUEST FOR TENDER SEALED TENDERS on forms and in envelopes supplied by the Township, will be received by the undersigned until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011 for the following:

PW-2011-01 - One Diesel Powered 6 Ton Tandem Axle Truck Snowplow & Wing The Township of McNab/Braeside reserves the right to accept a tender that is not the lowest. Fax submissions or any other electronic submissions are not acceptable. A Public Bid Opening will be held immediately following closing time. For further information please contact: Brian Box Roads Superintendent info@mcnabbraeside.com

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These are several of the members of the Renfrew TOPS group. From left, in the front row, are Shirley Eady, Eva Wall, Joan Cowan, Lynda Rogers and Meryl Martin; back row, Arnold Wall, Keith LeChasseur, Marie Lyons, Gwen Latendresse, Janis Vandodewaard, Cindy Ebert, Emily Ebert, Faith Ebert and Isabel Gibbons.


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C. difficile outbreak at Victoria Hospital resolved

for members to say how they lost weight. Nutrition-related articles or information are often shared. Anyone is welcomed to attend a free first session. For more details, call Ebert at 433-8241 or Lyons at 433-3219.

From page 11 Except when they attend TOPS sessions, that is. Weigh-in takes place prior to Thursday’s 6:30-7:30 p.m. sessions, which often feature a flab-gab, or forum

A C. difficile outbreak at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton has revealed a since-resolved outbreak at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. During her investigation, Hamilton Spectator reporter Joan Walters discovered that there was an outbreak

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But Hendriks went on to say there is beauty in all things, including the tears of the sad and the courage of the poor. “Our God holds each of us in His hands and cares for us,” he stressed. “The beauty of the message for us as a Christian school movement is that there is so much of the beauty of creation to celebrate,” said Hendriks, knowing the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools represents 12,000 student members. Much of beauty of Christian schooling, he pointed out, “has not been our fabulous works academically, or the physical prowess of our children, it’s not in memorizing multiplication tables or literacy or science experiments … although each of these do contain a certain beauty

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in and of themselves. The inner beauty of our schools has been in our relationship to our Creator, in our relationship to our students, in our relationship to each other. When that is well, nothing else compares to that beauty.” The first 25 years of the history of Renfrew and District Christian School has been “foundational in bringing us to today,” noted Hendriks But if there’s a really important time for Christian school, he said it is now. “Indeed, this thing called Christian day schooling has reached its time. Never before has our calling been so strong. “Five or so hours a day, for about 1,000 hours a year, we have a chance to instill in our children, God’s calling on their lives to be faithful servants of He who made everything beautiful in its time.” Accordingly, Hendriks praised supporters of the local school, including those who run its thrift shop. Renfrew & District Christian School features 24 students, from junior kindergarten through Grade 8. The principal is Sabrina Vandersleen, who told The Mercury, “With the 25th anniversary of the school, we’re thankful to God that we’re able to offer Christian education to families in Renfrew. “And we’re hoping for another 25 years.” The annual fundraising banquet also featured a successful silent auction of about 40 items.

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More than 150 people attended Renfrew and District Christian School’s annual fundraising banquet Feb. 11. The occasion was the 25th anniversary of the school, as several alumni students and teachers were also present. They included Jennifer Feenstra, former principal of the local school and principal of Milton Christian School, the youngest of the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools’ 72 school members. MPP John Yakabuski also attended the event. The evening’s guest speaker at Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre was Peterborough resident Ray Hendriks, director of advancement for the alliance. His address focused on how God has made everything beautiful in its time, despite appearances to the contrary. “It’s not easy or beautiful if we look only superficially today, at the hardships faced locally or globally,” he said. “As we look at the brokenness of our world square in the ugly face of its bitterness, its poverty, its wealth, its depression, its hatred, it is not easy to see the beauty. “Christian schooling is tough business, you know that well. We struggle with many things …will there be enough money to pay the bills, will there be enough families, will our children be safe? So what’s the beauty in all of that?”


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Sports The team of, from left, Steve Head, Renfrew; Brad Downton, Ottawa, Evan Charles, Charlottetown and James Kurtz, Ottawa claimed top honours in the Wrecked Division of the Scobie Hockey Day in Canada 3-on-3 hockey tournament. Organizers thank sponsors Renfrew Rent-All, Weiss Construction, Rocky Mountain House, Sledzz Smokin BBQ, Fiebig Trophy Engraving and Thompson Septic Tank Pumping.

CRACKERS CUP CHAMPIONS The Scobies held their ninth annual Hockey Day in Canada 3-on-3 hockey tournament on Jeffreys Lake in front of their cottage property Jan. 29. Presenting the coveted Crackers Cup for 2011, from left, is tournament convenor Ian Kemp to the team of Matt O’Connor, Dan St. Michael, Kyle Peterdy and Rob Salvatore.

Timberwolves down by two games, season in jeopardy PETER CLARK peter.clark@metroland.com

By the time you see these sports pages, the Renfrew Timberwolves could be facing elimination in the 2010-11 Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League playoffs. After losing a tough 4-2 decision in the opening game of their best-of-seven Valley Division semifinal series to the Perth Blue Wings Friday, the Wolves suffered a disappointing 6-2 setback Sunday at the

Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. Game three was played Wednesday night in Perth. Game four Friday at the MAC is at 8 p.m. GAME 1: PERTH 4 WOLVES 2 It was there for the taking. But the failure to capitalize on scoring opportunities while outplaying the Blue Wings over the first two periods, and penalties in the final stanza, led to Renfrew’s undoing.

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Renfrew Collegiate Institute wrestlers dominated as they medalled in seven of their weight classes at the Eastern Ontario (EOSSAA) wrestling championship hosted by the Raiders in the Grant Gymnasium Feb. 15. Megan Rousselle, Josie Diotte, Shohannah Smith, James Foran and Jake Cartman captured gold, and Karyn Thompson and Angel Smith silver medals. All seven athletes earn the right to compete at the Ontario (OFSAA) wrestling championship in Sudbury next month. RCI also won the girls division. “Your hard work in preparing for your matches and your perseverance while on the mat paid off,” Patty Edwards of the RCI coaching staff said. Two other wrestlers coached by Renfrew’s Harry Smith, namely Collin Atherton of Opeongo, and Jeanne-Lajoie’s Craig

The teams were deadlocked 2-2 before five consecutive Perth powerplays took the starch out of the Wolves attack. The Blue Wings scored just once during that time frame, but Nick Brunet’s goal 3:34 into the final stanza on a two-man advantage proved to be the game winner. Blair Barr beat Wolves netminder Mike Rosebrook from above the right-wing faceoff circle eight minutes later to give Perth breathing room. Peter McGahey and Ben Minkus counted earlier Blue Wing markers. Jesse Riopelle and Jimmy MacMillan answered for the Wolves, tying the game on each occasion. The Wolves had numerous scoring chances, starting right off the bat 10 seconds in, but Perth’s Jeremy Wright was the game’s first star, and made the saves his team needed until they pulled free in the third period. The Wolves lost the services of a top sniper in Curtis Sernoskie with a knee injury in the first period. GAME 2: PERTH 6 WOLVES 2 The Wolves deserved a better fate in the

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Shohannah Smith, right, of the RCI Raiders wrestles her way to gold at the EOSSAA championships in the Grant Gymnasium Feb. 15. Hedden, also claimed EOSSAA gold. The Arnprior Redmen have been an unstoppable force in the Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association junior boys basketball division the past couple of years, and their dominance showed in the Renfrew County championship last Thursday afternoon on their home court. The Redmen shot the lights out en route to claiming the 2010-11 title, 103-20 over a beleaguered

RCI junior squad. It was just the second loss of 2010-11 for the Junior Raiders, both to Arnprior. Including the county semifinal, RCI went 10-and-0 against the rest of the league. The Bishop Smith Crusaders topped the Raiders 3-0 in the Renfrew County senior girls volleyball semifinal. The host Fellowes Falcons defended their volleyball crown in both the senior and junior divisions.

first game of the series. Not so in the second. Other than scoring the game’s first goal, they were simply outplayed in every department. Perth answered Derrin Lehoux’s powerplay tally with two quick goals, and then blew the doors off with four unanswered middle-stanza markers for a 6-1 lead. Gio Falsetti had goals 12 seconds apart late in the second period to put the game away. Brady Clouthier notched Renfrew’s second goal in the third period. Goaltender Mike Rosebrook was relieved by Richard Barr between the Renfrew pipes after the fourth Perth tally. The only thing the Wolves won was Jimmy MacMillan’s fight over Perth’s Harris Trip in the second period. The Wolves also lost the services of Lucas Gonu and Matt Johnston for the night on head-check offences. Game four is Friday night at 8 p.m. at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. If necessary, the series continues Sunday in Perth at 8:15 p.m.; Tuesday in Renfrew at 8 p.m.; and Friday, March 4 in Perth at 7:45 p.m.

A tough deficit to erase We were thinking about going back into the archives to see when the Wolves last overcame a 2-0 deficit to win a playoff series. You might have to go back to the 1980s. I recall a comeback over the Carleton Place Legion Kings which the local squad survived by the skin of their teeth in game seven 6-5. That was on the road, as was the following year when the Wolves overcame a 3-1 series deficit to win game seven in Richmond. The Wolves also fought off a 3-1 deficit to outlast the Pontiac Juniors in the

Valley Division final of 1989, the last year in the Old Barn. And once in Wolves’ post-season history, they fell behind 3-0 before reeling off four consecutive wins. They attained that rare feat against the Goulbourn Royals in the 1991 playoffs. The Renfrew North Stars also pulled themselves from an 0-3 hole to surpass Morrisburg in the senior loop in the 1960s. But in each of these cases, the Renfrew team wasn’t the decided underdog as they are in their series against the Perth Blue Wings today.

Needless to say, 2-0 is the biggest deficit they can afford to put the themselves into, in this series. It might already be too late. * * * The overtime serieswinning goal for the Jr. B Timberwolves in Perth in the opening round four years ago was scored by Joran Graham. And for this week: The departed Tomas Kaberle has played the third most number of games all time among Toronto Maple Leaf defenceman. Name the only two players to have played more games on the Toronto blueline.


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The Renfrew Midget Timberwolves have advanced to the Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League championship series. Brett Riopelle had two goals and Tyler Kelly a single in Renfrew’s 3-2 win over Valley Storm. Stephen Cuthill and Jared Riopelle added two assists and Blake Schwartz the netminding win. The Midget Wolves meet Pembroke in the league final. The Wolves and Arnprior Packers will need a third game to decide their bantam quarterfinal series. Arnprior won the opener 4-2 while the Wolves answered with a 5-1 triumph. Adam Martin scored in each game. Austin Scheuneman, Matt Lacharity, Drew Edwards, Kevin Crozier and Rory Whalen tabbed singles. Wyatt Zohr collected two helpers. Chloe Eady earned the win while Jonathan Chippure was tagged with the loss in the series opener. The Bantam Wolves competed in a Montreal tournament. They lost the bronze medal match and went 2-and-3. Martin had two goals, Edwards, John Pettigrew, Bill Karras and Auston Pierce solos. Eady added a shutout. The Peewee Wolves lost their quarterfinal series in three games following 4-1 and 3-0 losses to Valley Storm. Kraig Thompson scored while Cameron Iob started and left the 4-1 game with an injury. Colin Schwartz took over between the pipes. Iob was back for game three, but the Wolves fail to manufacture any scoring. The Peewee Wolves also fell 3-2 to Metcalfe and 4-2 to Smiths Falls in the Perth tournament. Thompson had two goals, Zach Moran and Evan Gillan singles. Schwartz was between the pipes. The Atom Wolves were idle. They lead their quarterfinal series over Deep River 1-0. The Rink Rat Pro Shop got off to a sizzling start in the novice house hockey playoffs with a 17-0 win over Barry’s Bay. Justin Schutt had eight goals, Jack O’Grady five, Connor Zohr three and Nicholas Brisco one. Tom MacAskill posted the shutout. The Rink Rats were in a Kanata tournament and lost 5-2, 6-3 and 2-0. Jack O’Grady had three goals and Jack Stewart one. Renfrew Pizzeria defeated Pembroke 4-2 and 3-2 to advance. Crawford Leavoy had four goals to reach the 50 mark. Alex Vanderploeg added two goals and Liam Todd one. Katie Brydges backstopped the two wins. Canadian Tire was knocked from the playoffs 5-1 and 2-0 by Pembroke. CTC also lost both games in an Almonte tournament. Nycholas Pearse had the

only goal. Tyson Johnston was between the pipes for CTC. Petawawa edged Renfrew Metro 2-1 in playoff action. Colby Bleeks scored. Metro also won B honours in a Cobden tournament. Goaltender Summer Simons and her teammates lost to Petawawa 7-3 and defeated Eganville 7-4 and Barry’s Bay 9-4. Bleeks had 10 goals, Carter Sammon seven, and Connor Lowe and Dustin Stroud singles. Barker’s Collision Centre tied Cobden 2-2 and blanked them behind the shutout goaltending of McKale Van Genderen and a Hunter Gilchrist goal 1-0 in the atom playoffs. Bryce Schaap earned the goaltending tie. Cody Mackin and novice call-up Crawford Leavoy scored. Nicholas Wright had a hat trick and Daniel Brisco the other in a 4-1 Farrell’s Installation victory over Petawawa. Tanton Landriault had two assists and goaltender Jacob Miller the win. Scotiabank lost the final regular season peewee game to Deep River 5-2. The same two teams have since split playoff encounters. Deep River won 2-1 and Scotiabank 4-1. Brad Sheen, Dawson Brown and John Agnew had two goals, Cole Turcotte the other. Carter Atkins was in net for Scotiabank. Nicholas Wright scored the goal and Braedon Vincent posted his 10th shutout as NAPA Auto Parts edged B.R. Fulton Construction 1-0. Jordan Vandersleen was in goal for Fulton’s. The teams tied game two 1-1. Dawson Campbell and Chase Parkinson exchanged goals. Budget Roofing lost its bantam series 2-1 and 2-0 to Arnprior. They also went 1-and-2 in a Barry’s Bay tournament. Frank Hanniman had two goals, Calum Chalmers, Justin Knight-Locke, Carter Briscoe, Tyshawn LaFont and Justin Visinski singles. Carter Blimkie notched a 4-0 shutout win over Westmeath in the tournament. Fraser’s Clothes Shop won the B final in Deep River. They answered a 2-1 loss to Canterbury with wins over Cobden 3-1 and Stittsville 4-2 behind the netminding of peewee house call-up Carter Atkins. Carson Eady had a hat trick, Neal Gibbons two goals, and Cody Corbin, Ryan McNulty and Jessey Chapieski singles. Fraser’s lost 3-1 and 3-0 to Deep River in the playoffs. Brandon Kelly scored. Jon Carlson was in goal. Renfrew Esso lost 6-1 and 3-2 to Arnprior in the midget playoffs. Zach McWhirter had two goals, and Joel Ferguson the other. Schyler Sanftenberg was between the pipes. McWhirter and Ferguson also scored for Esso in a Petawawa tournament.

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Northcote held its annual fun day at the community hall on Saturday. It was cold and windy outside, but that didn’t stop many hearty souls from attending this year’s event. Above left, Jim Crozier competes in the log sawing contest; at right, Colin Charron has his ball and is ready to go outside with the support of Georgia Clemmer.

The senior men continued their pursuit of the Low Cup, facing teams from Deep River in Arnprior. Once again they opened with a pair of losses in the morning, followed by a pair of wins in the afternoon. The team of Rob Warren, Don Rouble, Don Lowe and Eric Craig lost 10 -7 and won 7-6 while Dave Eady, Jim Berg, Jim Freemark and Rory McKay lost 8-5 and won 10-4. Most weeks, this would have meant dropping further behind the point leaders, Pembroke, but not this time. Pembroke also split their decisions and even had fewer points due to fewer ends won. And so with just a few weeks remaining Renfrew has closed the gap and it will probably come down to the last games to see if Renfrew can catch Pembroke and retain the Cup for a 14th straight year. In club action, the senior men declared the team of Rob Warren, Lorne Storie, Eric Craig and Rick McCallum the winners of the fourth draw and the H.B. Elliott trophy with a record of 7-1. Thursday afternoon mixed saw Andy Sklepowicz, Faye Warren, Dave Anderson and Willard Kranch take the top spot in the third draw. And finally Rob Warren, Dan Visutski, Faye Warren and Shawn Mulvagh finished atop the hotly-contested Wednesday night skins league, one win ahead of a trio of teams. In upcoming events, the next fun spiel will be the St. Patty’s, running Friday and Saturday March 18 and 19 hosted by Gert Brydges (613-4329776) and Charlie Ricard (613-432-2402). You can register as a team or as an individual and you can curl your two games on Saturday or spread them out over the two days. And as always there will be a great meal at the end with great prizes and fun galore Don’t miss out on it! And to cap off the year we have a new event. On April 1-3 we will be holding the Club Championship Spiel. This will be a men’s and ladies playoff competition to declare club champions in both events. There will also be a banquet Saturday evening. Get your team together and enter now. Contact Andy Sklepowicz (613-432-6725) or Cliff Valleau (613-433-3427) for more information or if you can help out.

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Abbi Peer makes her way down the big snow slide at the Northcote fun day. At right, it was so cold and windy, they sent Riley out to get some firewood. The day also included children’s games, nail hammering, euchre, auction, ticket draws and lots of food.

More ringette medals for UOV CAROLYN DOUCETTE UOV Ringette Association

The Upper Ottawa Valley Tween B ringette team continued their winning streak and brought home a second gold medal in as many weekends from the West Ottawa tournament. UOV went up against an undefeated Arnprior team, and with

one second to go, Emily Agnew of Eganville hit the net to lead the Tween team to a 6-5 win. Solid between the pipes was Bria Katsoulis. The Belle B team was in North Bay to take part in the eighth annual Agnes Jacks West Ferris Ringette Tournament. They brought home silver. See ‘UOV Ringette’, Page 35

The St. Joseph’s Jaguars girls hockey team placed second in tournament action at Petawawa Feb. 16. Candice Albanese had a hat trick and Kassandra Mulvihill two goals in a 9-0 whitewashing of the General Panet Panthers. Maura McGrath, Laura Hagerman, Breigh Whalen and Caroline Holley added singles. Shelby Whalen posted her second consecutive shutout as the Jaguars and Madawaska Valley District Wolves tied 0-0 in St. Joseph’s second contest. The Jeanne-Lajoie Chevaliers topped the

Jaguars 3-0 in the final. It was a heart-breaking day for the Jaguars at the Renfrew County junior girls volleyball championships Thursday in Pembroke. The Jaguars lost a tough 15-12 decision in the fifth set to the Arnprior Redmen in the county semifinal, and were edged again by the Madawaska Valley District Wolves. The Barry’s Bay school took the decisive fifth set 16-14 in an Eastern Ontario (EOSSAA) qualifying match for A schools. Nolan Saumure qualified for the Eastern Ontario (EOSSAA) snowboarding championships at Camp Fortune.

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Cash For Leases Bonus, a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive), is available to eligible retail customers, for use towards the purchase/finance/lease of a new eligible 2010/2011 MY Buick/Chevrolet/GMC/Cadillac vehicle delivered between 01/13/2011–06/30/2011. Incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. Some conditions apply. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. GMCL is not responsible or liable for the Lease Busters lease-take-over program. See dealer or gm.ca or cashforleases.com for details. â™ Customers eligible for a GM Owner Loyalty Bonus will receive a $1,000/$750/$500 manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive). Example: $10,000 purchase price, after tax price is $11,300 ($10,000 plus $1,300 applicable taxes). 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Greater Madawaska

The Renfrew Mercury - February 24, 2011

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Greater Madawaska Public Library welcomes new board, prepares for March Break MARY JOAN HALE Librarian

The Greater Madawaska Public Library has a new library board. The chairman, elected by the trustees, is Bruce Parker who has served two previous terms, one as council representative. Pat Ripmeester is the vice-chairman and recording secretary. Roberta Pringle chairs the finance and budget committee. I am treasurer and corresponding secretary. Donna-Marie Kennedy and Yvonne Barclay, newly-appointed trustees, make up the balance of the board. The trustees are very enthusiastic

about the next four years and I, too, am looking forward to many exciting events to come. They have hit the ground running and are already working on the 2011 budget. Plans for March Break are underway and events are planned for each day, Monday to Thursday. We open with a children’s entertainer, Mary Lambert, from Kingston. The show will be at 2 p.m. at the Calabogie Community Centre (Adults and kids 12 and over: $3; kids under 12: $2). The events for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are being finalized and will be announced shortly. Be ready for four days of fun.

I am happy to announce that Sharon Shalla will be working on a project in our library until October. Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Sharon will be digitizing our collection of archival materials. These items comprise much of the history of our Township. Anyone in the Township with materials which they wish to donate may do so. Sharon will be implementing our ematerials. We have access to websites, many of which are through Knowledge Ontario and offered free of charge. Unfortunately, being a staff of one, I

have not been able to offer these to our patrons adequately. Sharon comes with a rich background in this area and will create workshops and market the materials for our Township. Please help the Board and me to welcome Sharon to Greater Madawaska Public Library. Last but not least, we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. Kids come to the Library at 4 p.m. prepared to join the Cat-in-the Hat and do some crafts and eat cake! You may dress up as one of your favourite characters such as Thing One, or Thing Two, a Who from Whoville or ‘whomever’ you wish!

Bean bake-off in GM Vo l u n t e e r firefighters are important, and plans are in the works to celebrate them March 8 in Greater Madawaska. The public is invited to show they care by joining the firefighters at the DACA Centre – the middle of the township in case the department gets a fire call – in a night for you and your family to show the volunteer fire fighters they are appreciated and the citizens are glad to have a fire department. The “zero taxpayer-dollar event” is being funded through donations and a baked bean cook-off. Call 613-433-2545 to make a donation or to register your beans for the title of ‘Best Beans in Greater Madawaska’. Bean pickup and pot drop off is available. Even if you can’t help with a donation or beans, you are invited to join the group for cake and coffee on March 8 at 7 p.m., for an evening of recognition and appreciation.

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46 Haramis Drive Prime location for this building lot! MLS#769906 161 Bank Street Excellent in-town building lot! MLS#770784 O’Brien Road Excellent location for highway access. 1 acre lot in the heart of high commercial activity. Plenty of options & potential. MLS#781726

660 HYDRO BAY ROAD • Waterfront acreage to build your dream home. • 19 acres with 725’ of waterfront on Muskrat Lake with trails throughout • Sandy beach & 3 boat launches • Great for hunting, cross country skiing, 4 wheelers or just exploring. MLS#755153

72 PRINCE STREET • • • • • •

2 Units available FOR LEASE on lower level Unit C -760 sq. ft., Unit D-900 sq. ft. Central to downtown area Gas heat & central air Rent includes heat & hydro Perfect spot for doctor, lawyer, accounting offices or general office space MLS#781732, MLS#781733

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627 FORTINGTON STREET

98 & 100 RAGLAN STREET SOUTH • Put your business where it can be seen in high traffic area • 1200 sq. ft. retail space with 2 – 1 bedroom apartments upstairs, currently tenant occupied • Available for immediate occupancy • Prime location with plenty of parking MLS#775296

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5961 MATAWATCHAN ROAD

54 PLAUNT STREET N.

540 ABERDEEN STREET

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Situated on quiet dead end street Well maintained 2 bedroom, 2 storey home Gleaming hardwood floors, 3 season sunroom and detached garage New furnace, newer windows and roof Call today for your personal viewing. MLS#781427

• This 2 bedroom bungalow is situated in Griffith on a private treed lot • Cozy wood stove in living room • Detached sunroom, large outbuilding + garage, all with tin roofs • Available for immediate occupancy • Well Maintained, Neat & Tidy!MLS#759114

298 BALDWIN STREET 463 JESSUP ROAD • • • •

Bungalow just a minute walk to the lake Detached insulated garage, private back deck Well maintained with fully finished lower level Private location for commuters to Renfrew or Pembroke MLS#781290

• Great starter home for the young family! • 1.5 storey, 3 bedroom home with many upgrades including roof, shingles, windows, oak kitchen, flooring. • Dining, living room, kitchen, laundry on main floor • Nestled on a large corner lot and close to school playground. MLS#782385

406 HUBERS ROAD • 300 ACRES to explore with breathtaking views and spring fed pond • 4 Bedroom Farmhouse with fieldstone fireplace • Several log outbuildings + heated 3 bay garage • Wraparound & heated porch MLS#782100

63 MCBRIDE ROAD • New home built in 2010 with higher end finishing touches • Includes 6 new appliances • Fully finished lower level • Open concept living/dining room and kitchen with hardwood floors MLS#781868

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Updated High Ranch on a private lot with nice country view. Nicely decorated inside and out makes for a wonderful place for you and your family. 2 separate entrances and set up as 2 living units. Use as a rental or Granny Suite. New Wood/Oil furnace in 2010. Only a short drive to Pembroke, Eganville, Douglas or Cobden. Call Vince 613-433-2254 MLS #782655

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Larger Than It Looks! This 1-1/2 storey, 3 bedroom home offers lots of room for small family. Main floor laundry, bath and family room. Great location in centretown Renfrew. $127,900. Call Kelly to view. 613-433-2681. MLS #781718

This is a beautifully renovated home is the heart of the Ottawa Valley only a short drive from Renfrew, this home boasts an attached garage and huge lot. $149,900. Call Vince at 613-433-2254. MLS #781822

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

24007 HIGHWAY 41

161 READY AVE.

27 QUEEN STREET

$139,900

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

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

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

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

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.

485 COUMBES LANE

7 GRANT’S SETTLEMENT RD.

177 ARTHUR

131 PATRICK AVE.

429 RAGLAN ST. N.

1.25 ACRES

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

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. 168,900 MLS#778464

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

Affordable, centrally located home! 11/2 storey, 2 bedrooms. Fenced rear yard. Only $114,900. Call Kelly to view 613433-2681. MLS#779065

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

1668 BURNSTOWN RD.

78 QUARRY ST.

104 PRINCE AVE.

2855B HIGHWAY 132

2544 CALABOGIE RD.

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

360 AIRMILES 350 AIRMILES

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

$159,900. Spacious and gracious! This 11/2 storey sits on a lovely deep lot close to downtown. Main floor offers a large living rm. with hardwd floors and fireplace. Seperate dining room. Upstairs there are 3 bedrms and sitting rm. Call Dennis 613-432-0041. MLS#781448

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

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

533 GILLAN RD.

85 WINDLE LANE

202 BRYDGES ROAD

LOTS FOR SALE

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

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

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

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It’s time to get the lines back out on the Ottawa River. The sixth annual Castleford Charity Ice Fishing Derby runs Saturday, March 5 from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Pick your spot to fish, anywhere from Chenaux Dam to Chats Falls. A shanty breakfast is being served at 6 a.m. and supper at 5 p.m. supplied by the Horton Volunteer Firefighters Association at the Horton Community Centre. Tickets for the derby are $10 for adults, and $5 for youth age 17 and under, available in advance at JR’s Country Store in Chenaux; Robbins Convenience at Braeside; Towey’s Bay’T & Tackle, Castleford; Gourley’s Store & Gas Bar, Renfrew; B&B Buy Back, Arnprior; and Renfrew locations Scott and Sons Hardware and NAPA Auto Parts. Tickets can also be purchased until 1 p.m. on the day of the derby. “It may be hard to beat the more than 800 tickets we sold for the derby last year, but we’re going to try,” said Don Storie of the organizing committee. Weigh-ins are at Towey’s Bay’T & Tackle, and MNR regulations apply with live release of fish. Your ticket stub is required at the fish weigh-in. Thousands of dollars in prizes and draws are up for grabs, including a junior draw for a 110 cc hummer, and senior draw for a flag-screen TV. A Minn kota trolling motor and guided musky fishing trip are among other main prizes to be drawn. There is also a 50-50 draw. First prize for the largest fish is $300 plus a trophy. There is also a memorial trophy named in memory of Larry Rawn, a long-time organizer of the Castleford ice fishing derby. “There will be a large plaque at the Horton Community Centre with his picture on it,” Storie said. Awards are presented at the Horton Community Centre starting a 7 p.m. followed by live entertainment with Rick and Bailey Rogers, and On Tour from Carleton Place. Storie cautions all award winners, there is one significant

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PETER VINCENT

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

330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3

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SPECTACULAR VIEWS Over one acre of land centrally located in town, overlooking the river this prime lot offers many opportunities. Call Peter at 613-432-0319. MLS#782020

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A QUIET LOCATION 127 Grant Blvd. Asking $235,000. Tastefully decorated throughout, kitchen renovations just completed, three bedroom bungalow on an oversized lot. Large family room addition. Finished basement. Call Peter at 613-432-0319. MLS#782332

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

272 JORDAN AVE

GREAT COMMERICAL LOCATION

MLS# 768646.

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

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


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163 Elk St.

SOLD 188 CROSS AVE. 1-1/2 STOREY – Redone home - 2 baths - new furnace, freshly painted. Helen 432-0058.

838 8TH ST. A-1 GARDEN HOME – End unit - c/air - 2 levels completely finished - 2 baths - family room and 3 bedrooms. Move-in right away. Call Helen to view 432-0058.

SOON TO BE STARTED AT THIS ADDRESS – Good-sized lot (backing onto park land) custom bungalow - 2 bedrooms and 2 baths hardwood and ceramic. Call Helen for floor plans 432-0058.

777 PUCKER ST. ON RENFREW’S EDGE 2 levels completely finished - woodstove in lower level - 4 bedrooms - above ground pool. Call Helen @ 432-0058.

LOTS FOR SALE • HURDS LAKE (Rosebrugh Rd.) 3 building lots • COMM. BUILDING LOT - Raglan St. N. • BARRYVALE, MORNINGSIDE CRT.

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

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

124 BELLAMY WAY GOLDEN LAKE

11 SENIORS CRESCENT MINK LAKE

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

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

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Nature

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Common mergansers feeding on the Madawaska River Richard McManus saw two pair of common mergansers on the Madawaska River in the open water this week. The birds are fish eaters and the river provides an excellent food source for them. It is also the habitat necessary for raising young: a good food source, quiet areas for nest building and generally predator free. Common mergansers are slightly smaller than the common loon. The male has a black head with a greenish sheen, white neck and flanks and a redorange bill. The female has a reddish brown head with a shaggy crest and a red-orange bill. Females are known to lay eggs in the nests of other females resulting in very large clutches. On April 25 last year Adele Scobie photographed a single female with 26-plus young in tow. Without any extra additions females can lay up to 17 eggs.

JIM FERGUSON SCENE FROM THE HAWK’S EYE eating the buds on the trees; others were eating snow on the tree limbs. They acted like one large family. We also had six deer in our backyard around dusk last night nibbling on the fallen birdseed near the birdfeeder. One was very aggressive running towards the others, driving them away. They sometimes pawed at each other as well. Deanna Joe Deanna, at this time of year when natural food is in short supply we get all kinds of visitors at our feeders including white-tailed deer, sometimes too many. The waxwings feed on maple buds. especially sugar maple and silver maple when fruit is not available. IT IS TOUGH BEING AN EAGLE

WHERE THE FOOD IS Hi Jim and Ila: On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5 and 6 a flock of bohemian waxwings were feeding in the trees at the front of our house. Most were

Dave Oates saw a bald eagle being mobbed by a murder of crows this week. The crows were relentless in their attacks. They called in other crows from near and far to join in the fray. When

the threat was forced to leave the crows settled down as if nothing had happened. Their fear is that the eagles will evict them from their nesting territory. YOUNG STILL WITH PARENTS Donna Barr called and during a trip to the back of their farm on the Barr Line they saw two adult bald eagles and one of their offspring, a third-year bird. Juvenile or first year bald eagles are dark above with some white on the undersides of the wings, second year birds are dark brown and have flashes of white on the upper back, head and under the wings, third year birds are dark brown with white above the eyes and on the throat, back and flanks. They attain increased amounts of white in their feathers until they finally acquire their white head, tail and large yellow bill. Now that we have several of these birds in the area distinguishing between juveniles and adults is possible.

Two female common mergansers. Photo by Richard McManus.

REDPOLLS

frequent visitors at our feeders so far this winter. Flocks of 40 to 50 birds are not uncommon. The breast of the adult male has a distinctive pink wash on the breast and may extend down the flanks to the rump. The breast of the females is white or pale grey. Hoary redpolls are much whiter and the males have very little pink on the breast. Please watch for any birds that appear sick especially if they do not fly when you are able to get very close to them. It usually indicates salmonella poisoning. Cover the seed under your feeder with snow or move the feeder. Tracey Markie has an active and hungry flock at her feeder.

Common redpolls are the most

HE WILL BE MISSED

Our community lost one of its most respected members this past week with the passing of David Heins. Dave was a husband, father, grandfather, friend and above all a gentleman. His cherry disposition left us all in better humour after visiting with him. As a sportsman and naturalist he was always competent and knowledgeable giving his best to all his endevours. He will be missed by all who knew him as friend and collogue. Our sympathies go out to his wife Elaine and their family. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, R.R. 5, Renfrew, Ont., K7V 3Z8. Phone 613-432-2738 or email jamesh@ nrtco.net.

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Politics

Riding association firmly backs MP Gallant The local Conservative riding association has issued a press release on Conservative Party of Canada letterhead stating its unanimous support of RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant. The capitalized headline is crystal clear: “WE SUPPORT CHERYL.” The quotes are attributed to riding president Tom Tracey who speaks on behalf of the electoral riding association. “The remarks are on behalf of all the executive and reflects the feelings of all those present,” said an email in response to an

inquiry about the direct quotes throughout the release. The release follows: “The Conservative Riding Association for Renfrew-NipissingPembroke unanimously voiced their complete confidence in Member of Parliament Cheryl Gallant as our local representative in Parliament. “We support Cheryl. That sums up our feelings. We feel she is doing an excellent job in representing the people of this riding in Ottawa. “We are strong when we stand united. We stand united behind

Cheryl Gallant, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and our entire team in Ottawa. “Should an election be called, our Conservative Riding Association is ready. And, our Conservative candidate is more than ready to share her accomplishments and that of our Government in Ottawa! “We ‘Stand Up’ for Cheryl Gallant, the taxpayers of this riding, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Team in Ottawa. “We invite you, too, to Stand Up for Canada.”

Gallant column online

will be rolled out over the region over the next three years. Gallant reports a recent federal task force on financial literacy has reported many Canadians are missing out on billions of dollars in government benefits. She cites the National Child Benefit Supplement for families with children born after 2003 whose net income is under $40,970 as an example. The benefit qualifies families

for a $100 annual grant and a $500 Canada Learning Bond intended to kick-start a Registered Education Savings Plan to financially assist children to stay in school and get a post-secondary education. The task force found that 84 per cent of eligible parents have not applied for the benefit. Gallant advises parents to contact her office for details. For the full column, visit www. yourottawaregion.com.

In her February column, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant advises constituents they may be missing out on government benefits. She also writes about a major government-supported expansion in service that is bringing “affordable, high-speed Internet” to under-serviced areas of Renfrew County. The service

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

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GRATTAN RD. DOUGLAS

104 ACRES - $129,000,

- Ferguson Lake Road - 4 season recreational area - only 1 hour from Ottawa - borders on Crown Land - severance possible

GREAT LOCATION TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME. Lot is treed at road for privacy but cleared and ready to build at back. New drive and culvert. Hydro at driveway. $39,900. Call Lisa.

5 ACRES - $39,900,

- private building lot on Ferguson Lake Rd.

NEW

97 ACRES REDUCED - $168,000

NADOBNY LANE, HORTON $40,000 Wonderful area to put down roots. Large lot is cleared at front with some mature trees in back. Call Lisa for details.

- 400 ft. Natural shoreline on Muskrat Lake - build your dream home with boating, - swimming, fishing, & hunting at your back door.

Call Teri for details, 613-433-6994

LAND A GREAT INVESTMENT! (Put your money to work for you) Call Teri or Lisa for more information. RENFREW COUNTY

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

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ONE OF A KIND

65 PEGGS LANE

246 OPEONGO RD.

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

604 FORTINGTON ST.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

CONSTANT LAKE

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

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

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

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#3906 Lucy

#3893 Clarence

This beautiful little cat loves attention and is very affectionate. Lucy is a four-year-old grey, medium-haired, spayed female. Lucy was brought to the shelter because her owner was unfortunately unable to continue looking after her. She gets along with other cats and seems to enjoy their company. However, she does not get along with dogs and is an indoor cat only. She was born with only three feet, so she is missing her hind paw but is still able to get around very well.

This large, handsome, easygoing cat would make an excellent companion. Clarence is an approximately four-year old neutered male who was brought to the shelter as a stray to ďŹ nd a home. He is a quiet, affectionate cat who likes attention but isn’t demanding for it. He will tolerate other cats but really likes his own space. He is very curious and loves

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You can call the Arnprior and District Humane Society at 613-623-0916 between noon and 5 p.m Monday to Saturday or visit www.arnpriorhumanesociety.ca

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

Seniors’ home support hosts hearing clinic March 9 Renfrew and Area Seniors Home Support

This month I would like to share with you some of our upcoming events. The hearing screening assessment clinic on Feb. 9 was very successful with 10 community members taking part. Due to the interest expressed in the clinic, Barb Christopher of the Canadian Hearing Society allowed us to book a second clinic on March 9. Appointments are scheduled for halfan-hour to allow you time to have your hearing screened, ask any questions you may have and see some of the adaptive devices available to help. We still have afternoon times available on March 9, so if you are interested in getting your hearing screened, please call our office (613-432-7691) and we would be happy to book your appointment. Calls have been coming into our office regarding our Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. This program will

be starting March 1 and is available to seniors and adults with disabilities who have simple tax situations. On Saturday, May 28 we are looking forward to hosting our first annual 50+ Community Showcase at the 433 Wing for those aged 50+ in our community to come out and see what services, products and leisure time pursuits are available in our community. The 50+ Community Showcase will feature vendors, organizations, service clubs, health agencies, professionals and entrepreneurs, a fashion show and guest speakers. If you or your business provides a product or service that would be of interest to the 50+ community, please give us a call (613-432-7691) to find out how you can take part. Next month I will feature a couple of other events that we are planning: an Easter luncheon with Charlie Ricard and Randy Foster’s 11th concert on our behalf.

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Agriculture

$12 million meat processing plant sold for $1.6 million It’s going to be interesting if the new owners of the bankrupt former Gencor Foods can make a profit operating the huge cow slaughtering plant that has changed ownerships four times in recent years. The plant closed in April of 2008. It had the misfortune of never staying open long under the different owners. The new owners, Miheala and Claudin Ciuciureanu, are from Romania and came to Canada nine years ago. They bought the plant, which they named Arnold Meat Packers, from the chief creditor, Farm Credit Canada, for $1.6 million. They invested $500,000 in renovations to get it up and running and get the approval of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The opening is a few months ahead of schedule. The first test run of 42 cull cows went through

MAYNARD VAN DER GALIEN RURAL ROUTES early this month. The owners plan to slaughter 160 head a day within a month and export the meat all over the world. It’s good news for livestock farmers. The Ciuciureanus had a packing plant and two sausage making plants in Romania. I have a feeling this couple will make a success of their new venture. Gencor, a farmer-owned cooperative, purchased the plant for two reasons: to provide an Ontario solution to the cull cow crisis resulting from export bans, and establish an integrated link in the meat industry from the farm gate to the consumer’s plate. The plant was opened in October of 2004. News at the time

Agricultural Wall of Fame names three inductees STEVE NEWMAN

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There’s still time to purchase tickets to the Renfrew County Agricultural Wall of Fame banquet. Inductions, which are now made every third year, will take place at the Saturday, March 5 banquet in the Renfrew Armouries. “The inductions recognize people who have contributed greatly to the agricultural sector,” says Donna Campbell, secretary of the agricultural wall of fame committee. The $22.50 tickets are still available by contacting Campbell at 613-432-5568, Ray Pender at 432-5521 or Eve Yantha at 432-2566. Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 28. The first wall of fame inductions occurred in 1996, when the nine inductees included Barclay Dick of Douglas, Harold and Ivan Hawthorne of Foresters Falls, Walter Kilby of Golden Lake and Ellard Powers of Beachburg. This year’s inductees will be McGregor’s Produce in McNab-Braeside Township, Jack and Janice McLaren of Cobden, and Larry Reaburn of Cobden.

said it could have opened sooner if the Canadian Food Inspection Agency hadn’t been so strict in the way the plant was designed. And so farmers continued sending their slaughter cows to Montreal, the only slaughter plant that was taking cows and paying very little for them. Cattle farmers saw prices plummet at auction barns from 50 cents or more a pound to 18 cents per pound or less for the “cull” or older cows. That was due to a closed Canadian border following the May, 2003 diagnosis of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in a single Alberta breeder cow. In the past, 70 per cent of dairy farmers’ cull cows were processed in the United States. Gencor put $12 million dollars into the farmer-owned slaughter plant to get it up and running. According to a web site I

The family members instrumental in the development of McGregor’s Produce include several McGregor family members, namely Noreen and Steve, Jim and Ann, Ian, Deb, Sarah and Cameron. McGregor’s Produce is a household name in the Ottawa Valley since it took that name in 1979 while selling produce at a roadside stand in Arnprior and at the Renfrew Farmers Market which the McGregors had attended for years. See ‘Inductees’, page 29

checked out at the time, $5.5 million came from the federal government’s FCC, $2-million from the federal government’s CanAdapt program and there was a $5-million operational loan from the Bank of Montreal. The Government of Ontario

through the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food under the Mature Animal Abattoir Fund also provided financial support. Why did the Ciuciureanus name the plant Arnold Meat Packers? Probably because it’s on Arnold Street.

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The Renfrew Victoria Hospital Corporation is governed by a volunteer Board comprised of up to 12 directors. Each year four directors are elected to serve a three year term. Incumbent Directors may apply for re-appointment.

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The Board is responsible for the governance of the Hospital, being alert to the healthcare needs of the region, working to provide sufficient resources to ensure the Hospital is able to fulfill its mandate, and ensuring that resources are used efficiently and effectively. The Board's decisions have substantial impact on the Hospital's viability and the region's healthcare services.

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The Governance Committee of the Board is calling for applications from interested individuals who have a commitment to providing strategic policy direction and leadership for the continued development of the hospital and are prepared to commit personal time and effort of approximately 10-15 hours a month. Criteria have been established for the selection of directors to ensure a balance of skills, relevant experience, competencies and perspectives.

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Directors shall be a resident or employed or carried on business in Renfrew County for a continuous period of six months immediately prior to being appointed. Interested candidates may request application forms by calling 613-432-4851 ext. 260 or emailing buttles@renfrewhosp.com or by visiting www.renfrewhosp.com.

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Jack and Janice McLaren of Cobden will also be inducted into the wall of fame after operating McLaren Farm Systems from 1957 to 1994. Jack became the youngest dealer ever hired by Milking Machine Company in March 1957 before starting Jack McLaren Farm Services Limited later that year. In the early 1960s, the business expanded to include the Jutras line and Beatty Brothers equipment, then the Pat line of barn cleaner and silo unloaders. The company also took on other lines and

tained the philosophy of leaving the soil in better condition year after year. He has strived to do so while experimenting with plowing, minimum tillage and no tillage; increasing soil organic matter; and using different planting methods. The Wall of Fame banquet’s supper starts at 7 p.m. The induction ceremony is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. - With files from the Renfrew County agricultural wall of fame committee.

ALL PERSONS having claims against the Estate of Theresa Jeannette Rainville, late of the City of Oshawa, Province of Ontario, who died on or about the 4th day of August 2010 are hereby notified to send particulars of same to the undersigned on or before March 10, 2011 after which date the estate will be distributed with regard only to claims of which the undersigned shall then have notice. DATED: February 10, 2011

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN THE ESTATE OF

IN THE ESTATE OF

MARY KATHLEEN (KAY) DERRY

LOUIS JOHN HEBERT LATE OF THE TOWN OF RENFREW, IN THE COUNTY OF RENFREW,RETIRED, DECEASED. NOTICE is hereby given that all creditors and others having claims against the above-named deceased, who died on or about the 30th day of December, 2010, are required to file particulars thereof with the undersigned on or before the 7th day of March, 2011.

AND TAKE NOTICE that after the last mentioned date the assets of the estate will be distributed to the persons entitled, having regard only to those claims of which notice shall have been received as aforesaid.

AND TAKE NOTICE that after the last mentioned date the assets of the estate will be distributed to the persons entitled, having regard only to those claims of which notice shall have been received as aforesaid.

DATED at Renfrew, Ontario this 2nd day of February, 2011.

DATED at Renfrew, Ontario this 2nd day of February, 2011.

Ronald Stewart, Elizabeth Bracht, And David A. Stewart Estate Trustees By their Solicitors: McNab, Stewart & Prince Barristers & Solicitors 117 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P8

David A. Stewart, Estate Trustee By his solicitors: McNab, Stewart & Prince Barristers & Solicitors 117 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P8 448387

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Ministers: The Reverends Brian and Alison Sharpe Organist: Mrs. Elizabeth Brumm, H.B.Mus., A.R.CT.(2) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 10:00 a.m. – Worship Nursery Care Available Sunday School 10:00 a.m. If transportation is needed, please call Shirley at the Church Office 432-5452.

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St. James Lutheran 66 Elgin Ave. E. 432-5078 Pastor Cathy McCaig SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 10:00 a.m. Joint service at St. Paul’s Anglican Church _____________________________

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Nicholas Bilodeau, Estate Trustee c/o Duncan Crosby Professional Corporation Duncan A. R. Crosby Barrister and Solicitor 61 Renfrew Avenue West

NOTICE is hereby given that all creditors and others having claims against the above-named deceased, who died on or about the 27th day of November, 2010, are required to file particulars thereof with the undersigned on or before the 7th day of March, 2011.

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LATE OF THE TOWN OF RENFREW, IN THE COUNTY OF RENFREW,RETIRED TEACHER, DECEASED.

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LARRY REABURN Inductee Larry Reaburn of Cobden was nominated by Renfrew County Soil and Crop. Reaburn was raised on a mixed farm in the Mulmer Hills, about 100 kilometres north of Toronto. Growing up in an agricultural community, he started milking cows at age seven after his parents were involved in a serious car accident. At 18, he bought a 100-acre farm near home and worked off the farm in the winter bagging potato flakes and building air conditioners. As his livestock numbers of cattle and hogs increased, he eventually realized his farm land was unsuitable. However, some Renfrew County land caught his eye during a junior farmers event. By 1974, he and his new wife, Christine, whom he met during a farming exchange in the United Kingdom in 1972, moved to their present farm near Beachburg. Raising hogs, cattle and some cash crops, in 1976 Reaburn became a seed grower and began

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processing seed grain in the early 1980s. He went on to become a director and president of Renfrew County Soil and Crop. He has also kept daily weather records for Eastern Ontario Soil and Crop for 25 years. He has also hosted many crop tours on the Reaburn farm that has gained a reputation for bringing new crops to the area, like dwarf corn and canatto beans (that were experimental) and canola and IP soybeans that have become mainstream. He has also main-

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From Page 28 Over the years, the McGregors have transformed their farming operation by combining the enthusiasm and energy of the younger generation and the experience and encouragement of the older generations. Changes in their business have included extension of the growing seasons by using plastic culture, raised beds, drip tape, new technology and new crops. They have also hired off-shore farm labour, namely from Jamaica, as well as local and family labour while attending more farmers markets, cutting out unprofitable vegetable production and diversifying into such produce as raspberries, asparagus, tomatoes and garlic. The business has also expanded and diversified by renting and draining more land for soybean and wheat production. The McGregors’ involvement hasn’t been restricted to the business, though. Noreen, for example, has made dozens of ‘chemo’ hats for the Arnprior Hospital and is a life member of the Lochwinnoch Women’s Institute, Steve is a trustee on the Sand Point cemetery board and member of the McNab-Braeside recreation committee, while other family members have been involved in a multitude of community organizations or events.

started building barns. With a staff of 27 for construction and equipment installations, the firm went on to build many barns in Renfrew, Lanark, Pontiac and Lanark counties. Jack and wife Janice also formed J&J McLaren Investments to run a real estate business. Over the years the couple remained active on several fronts. He was a member of the Cobden Agricultural Society whose projects included the building of a new cattle barn in the early 1980s and is a long-time member of the Cobden and District Civitan Club (including 1992 when he was voted Civitan of the year). Janice has been active with the Cobden Fair board and an active member of the Zion Line Women’s Institute for more than 30 years. In 1982, the McLarens established the McLaren Family Achievement Award, which is still awarded annually to the community family collecting the most exhibiting points at the Cobden Fair.

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GOLF CLUBS

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Positions available at Both Clubs

Waitstaff, Cooks, Dishwashers, Maintenance Staff, Housekeepers, Proshop Staff

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Please forward resume to: (state for which club you are applying)

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Cobden, ON has an immediate opening for an:

Note: only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to this 64 bed Nursing Home. The successful candidate will have: a) A post-secondary degree from a minimum three year program, or a post secondary diploma in health or social services from a minimum two year program b) Three years experience working in a managerial position, preferably in the health or social services sector c) Have successfully completed or be enrolled in a long-term care home administration or management course that is a minimum of 100 hours of instruction time d) Proven leadership and communication skills e) Excellent managerial, interpersonal and computer skills Duties to include accounting functions, marketing, budgeting and Human Resources Management. Interested candidates should respond by email as soon as possible, but not later than February 28th, to the attention of: Wendy Patterson Regional Manager Eastern Ontario Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes Ltd. wpatterson@caressantcare.com CL23545

McCrea’s Heating and Air Conditioning requires a

EXPERIENCED INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN

Service Coordination des services is currently hiring a DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES ONTARIO for the EASTERN REGION. Service Coordination des services (SCS) will become the application entity for the Eastern Region on July 1, 2011, and is seeking an experienced Director to join our team today. Please review our full job posting on our website at http://www.scsottawa.on.ca in the job opportunities section. Qualified candidates may submit their resumes, along with a cover letter quoting Competition Number 2011-02 no later than Monday, February 28, 2011.

to install and service residential heating and air conditioning equipment with minimum 3 year experience McCrea’s Heating & Air Conditioning has a very competitive compensation package. Benefits, pension plan and competitive wage. Please mail, fax or email resume to: McCrea’s Heating & Air Conditioning 650 Stewart Street, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1Y6 Fax to 613-432-1145 Email: info@mccreas.net CL21449

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Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Position

Freelance reporter/ photographers

Renfrew Medical Group

Number of Positions: Several Department: Editorial Department Location: Ottawa

is currently looking for a REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE (RPN) to work in a family physician group practice.

Do you have a flair for writing? Do you have a passion for news and features and capturing the essence of every story? Are you detail-oriented, with superior written and verbal communication skills?

Part time position: 2-3 days per week. No evenings or weekends Electronic medical records. Professional, collegial work environment.

Metroland Media is seeking reporter/photographers for occasional freelance assignments in downtown and South Ottawa, Barrhaven, Nepean, Kanata, Stittsville, Kemptville, Perth, Renfrew, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Arnprior, West Carleton and surrounding areas.

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Suzanne Landis Managing Editor Email: suzanne.landis@metroland.com

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Interested candidates should submit their resume along with writing samples and clippings by March 18, 2011 to:

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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FRIDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT Cody Labombard Friday, Feb. 11th - 8 p.m.

Mich Smithers Friday, Feb. 18th - 8 p.m.

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Giant Indoor Yard Sale - Saturday, February 26, 9:00a.m to 1:00p.m., 1916 Burnstown Road. Furniture, movies, books, toys, tv’s, household items. For more information call 613-433-9628. INDOOR YARD SALE at the A.F.A.C. Wing 164 Argyle St. S. Renfrew, On. Call 613432-4485, April 2nd, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Vendors welcome, something for everybody, call Joan 613-432-4485

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CARDS OF THANKS

SIMON KASABOSKI Many thanks for all the kindness and help shown to Simon during his difficult journey. Special thanks to Father McNamara for his visits, prayers and the special eulogy at the funeral mass. Thanks Shirley Kasaboski for the readings. Thanks to the Goulet Funeral Home who guided us all the way, at a very difficult time. Our Lady of Fatima Church Choir, the altar servers and the CWL for a lovely lunch. Special thanks to the pallbearers Joseph, Raymond, Rick Kasaboski, Doug, Gary Gervais and Vince Rabishaw. Also thanks Joseph for telling a few good stories about Simon.

Love, Dad, Mom, Brittany & Jessica xo

Thanks for all the flowers, masses, donations, sympathy cards and all the hugs we received.

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BIRTHS

Thanks to Dr. Langlois, CCAC Homecare, Dr. Persaud and Bonnechere Manor for their excellent care and friendship and to relatives and friends for their kindness and loving support always. Claudette Colleen, Mike, Mary-Kate and Michael

Nancy GORRA We would like to thank our family and friends and coworkers for all their kind words and prayers after the tragic loss of our son Jamie. A husband, father, brother, uncle. To all of you who brought food and donation, we thank you.

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IN MEMORIAM

ELSWORTH THOMPSON In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away February 25, 2009. God saw you getting tired, A cure was not to be. So He wrapped you in his loving arms, And whispered “come with me”, With tearful eyes we watched you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, We would not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He chose to take the best. So many things have happened, Since you were called away. So many things to share with you. Had you been left to stay. Sadness still comes over us, Tears in silence flow, Memories keep you ever near, Though you died two years ago

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CARDS OF THANKS

GUYEA B.J. and Lisa along with big brother Connor and sisters Emma and Autumn are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of ROWIN WILLIAM, born February 9, 2011 weighing 7 lbs 2 oz. Proud grandparents are Jack and Marlyn Pinkham and Bill and Ina Guyea. Many thanks to Dr. Stillman and to the staff of the Almonte General Hospital. CL23615

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Thanks to all Who helped make the Calabogie Winter Carnival such a success. From businesses that donated money and their time, to the students who volunteered to help run the games, to the Carnival King, Queen, Prince and Princess and numerous volunteers who helped with the pancake breakfast. We wouldn’t be able to do it without you. Thank you again Calabogie Winter Carnival Committee CL23548

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In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, who passed away six years ago February 22, 2005. God knew that she was suffering That the hills were hard to climb So he closed her weary eyelids And whispered “Peace be thine” Away in the beautiful hills of God. By the valley of rest so fair Someday, we know not when We will meet our loved one there Dearly missed Love, Teresa, Jim, Kim, Ellison, Shawn, Janet, Connor & Kayla xxxooo

WARREN, Chris June 17 1974 - February 25, 1988 They say it’s a beautiful journey From the old world to the new Some day we’ll make that journey Which will lead us straight to you. And when we reach that garden In which there is no pain We’ll put our arms around you And never part again. Miss you always, love you forever, Mom, Dad, Donna, Jim and Families

Missed and forever loved, wife Grace son George (Brenda) daughter Wendy (Don) grandchildren & great grandchildren

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It’s been two years since we said our goodbyes. Thank you for leaving us an abundance of happy, beautiful memories. Thank you for showing us the importance of family, of kindness and how to appreciate the simple joys in life. We miss you, we love you, and your spirit shines brightly in our hearts.

POTTER, Keith

When thoughts go back, as they often do We bless the years we shared with you No longer in our life to share But in our hearts you are always there

Peacefully in Hospice Renfrew with his beloved wife and best friend Jane by his side on Friday morning, February 18th, 2011. Keith Harold Potter formerly of Arnprior at the age of 65 years. Dear son of the late Ken and Julia (Nee Steinke) Potter who both predeceased Keith in 2010. Also predeceased by his first wife Joyce. Father of Robert Potter (Angie), Barbara Potter (Blair Gallagher), Richard Potter (Cindy Sue), Beverley Potter (Gary Barkley) and Ryan Potter. Grandfather of 4. Also survived by his brother Fred (Leona) and his sister, Judy Hartwick (Gary). Private arrangements entrusted to the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home, 50 John Street North, Arnprior. In memory of Keith, a donation made to Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated.

Always in our hearts Bonnie, Larry, Kevin & Dale

Condolences/Tributes/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

Love you forever…. Jack & Family

MCKINNIREY, Rita In memory of a special mother, mother-in-law and grandmother February 23, 2006

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DEATHS

Thank You

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Happy Sweet Laura Cobus!

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

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BIRTHDAYS

MCKINNIREY, Rita February 2006

IN MEMORIAM

Our family chain is broken And nothing seems the same But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. Melinda

Feb. 27, 1964 - Apr. 29, 2010

Thinking of our angel Duke on his birthday

“Aer the rain Comes a rainbow Aer the darkness Comes light Aer the clouds disappear Is only the beautiful and the bright What a beautiful difference One single life has made.” Loving you always, Jennifer, Steven, Alex, Abby, Danielle & Bradley XOXOX CL23612

MARGARET MUNHALL

Passed away February 24 2010. Always remembered by Martin & his family.

Adamchick, Peter John Peacefully at Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew on Tuesday February 22, 2011 at the age of 92. Dear son of the late Peter and Margaret (Burchat). Beloved husband of the late Leona Lechowicz. Dear father of Peter of Smiths Falls, Dorothy (the late Mark) Recoskie of Sudbury and Elaine (Bruce) Gilchrist of Renfrew. Dear Grandpa of John (Amanda) Recoskie, Kelly (Peter) Daigle, Allyson (Rob) Anderson and Julie Recoskie. Dear great-grandpa of Natara and Talia Daigle and Hannah Anderson. Dear brother of Ambrose (Wilma), Lawrence (late Marguerite) and Agnes (late Clarence) Grenier all of Renfrew. Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew on Thursday, February 22, 2011 from 2-4, 7-9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew on Friday February 25th at 10:30am.Spring interment Parish Cemetery. Donations may be made to Bonnechere Manor Auditorium Fund. Online condolences/donations may be made at www.gouletfuneralhome.com.

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DEATHS

DEATHS

DEATHS

Heins:

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Peacefully in Hospice Renfrew on Sunday February 20, 2011. Joan Swift age 75 years. Beloved wife of Don Swift of Calabogie. Loving mother of Gavin (Sheri) of Thunder Bay and Colin (Nathalie) of Ottawa. Loved Grandmother of Logan, Chase and Hayley. Dear sister of Mary Lightstone (Larry) of Arden. Following Joan’s wishes there will be no visitation. Cremation. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, Calabogie in the spring. For those desiring donations to Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the Anderson Funeral Home Renfrew.

(Queens Science, 1962) (January 26, 1935-February 18, 2011) Peacefully on Friday February 18, 2011 in Hospice Renfrew. Predeceased by parents Leslie Heins and Erna Kuehl and by brother Gene. David is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Elaine, and sons Jeff (Dawn), Thane (Kim), Paul (Stephanie) and Jay (Tania). Proud Grandfather of Westin, Lauren, Christopher, Katie, Sam, Kiya, Dayna and Robin. Fondly remembered by Marlene, Sarah, Callum and Daelyn. Dear brother of Royden (Jane), John (Karen) and Dale (Nancy). A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday February 26, 2011 at 11:00 at the Renfrew Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Renfrew, Alzheimers Society and the Bonnechere Manor Foundation would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the Anderson Funeral Home Renfrew www.andersonfuneralhome.ca

TERRANCE JOHN HOLLY With a courageous fight to cancer, Terry passed away peacefully at the Pembroke Hospital with his son and granddaughter by his side on February 18, 2011. Terry was born on May 9, 1936 to the late Alphonse and Anna Holly (Leblanc). Loved and survived by Charlene Elie (Randy) of Golden Lake, David of Lethbridge AB. Douglas (Wendy) of Eganville, and Terri Lynn Hoelke (Brent) of Fitzroy Harbour. Special grandpa to Deanna, Dillan, Curtis and Carissa Holly, Bailey and Andrew Hoelke. Survived by brother Vincent and sisters Magdelene O’Reilly and Yvonne Tennier. Predeceased by sister Charlene. A special thanks to the nurses on the 3rd floor at the Pembroke General Hospital.

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A service to celebrate Terry’s life will be held on Saturday February 26, 2011 at 11 o’clock at Grace Lutheran Church, Eganville. Donations can made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the MS Society.

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Howard:

Harlow, Alice Victoria

Donald MacKenzie

Passed away peacefully at Groves Park Lodge in Renfrew on February 16, 2011 at the age of 101. Beloved Aunt to David Rolfe, Lesley (Rolfe) de Boer, Alice Trachimovsky, Susan Kersley, Bonnie Carmichael and Lynda Rice. Predeceased by sisters Marion Johnston, Emelyn Harlow, Margaret Rolfe, and brother Charles “Bud” Harlow. Proud Nana to Ryan, Kelsey, Marissa and Kera who provided great comfort to her in her final days. Alice was born in Truro, NS and moved to Renfrew after retiring from teaching in Montreal. She unselfishly devoted her senior years to the care of her sister’s family, a gesture of love that David and Lesley will forever cherish. Alice will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humour, her love of life, her kind spirit and of course her passion for the game of golf. A memorial service to celebrate Alice’s life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to Groves Park Lodge or Renfrew Victoria Hospital would be greatly appreciated. “You are my Sunshine” CL23613

Quietly at Caressant Care Cobden, on Saturday February 19, 2011. Dear Husband of the late Shirley Hughes. Loved father of Susan of Ottawa and John (Jane) of Toronto. Much loved Grandpa of Andrew and the late Daniel. Dear brother of Helen Tackman, William Howard, Margaret Szanto and the late Marion Rousselle. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel, 22 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, on Wednesday, February 23rd from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 24th from the Renfrew Presbyterian Church at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow with internment in the Spring at Thomsonville Cemetery. For those desiring donations to the President’s Choice Children’s Charity and Easter Seals Ontario would be appreciated.

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FOY, John Allan “Jackie” Passed away suddenly in Napanee on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at the age of 58. Much loved son of Alistair and Margaret Foy of Renfrew. Dear brother of Lynn Foy and Randal Foy of Renfrew. Loving uncle of Delaney Foy. He will be missed by his canine companion Britt. Private funeral arrangements entrusted to McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, Renfrew, 613432-2866. Donations in Jackie’s memory to Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated by the family. Condolences or donations may be made at www.mcphailandperkins.ca

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Buddhism in film

The Red Maple Buddhist Community is hosting a five-film series exploring Buddhist themes in the movies. The first Oscarwinning Japanese film, Departures, will kick off the series Sunday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church in Renfrew. Other films are March 27, April 17 and May 17. For more information on the series, the films or Red Maple, visit www.realperson.com/reeldharma. htm or call Ray at 613-433-9405.

The Community Calendar is a free service for non-profit organizations only. Items for the Renfrew Mercury’s Community Calendar must be submitted by noon the Friday preceding publication. Items are edited and published as space permits. Submit your event to peter.clark@metroland.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 • Employment Networks is hosting Stress Management from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 613432-3424 to register. Space is limited. All workshops and programs are at no cost to the public. • Benefit at Renfrew Legion for Scott and Shelly Bingham who lost their home in a tragic fire in late November. There will be live entertainment from Lonesome Dreamers as well as a silent auction and 50/50 draw.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26 • Looking for a way to spend a Saturday evening with friends in a homey setting? Why not come out and join Renfrew Seniors’ Home Support at the Renfrew Tea Room. The menu for this evening is a choice of butternut squash soup or baby greens and pear salad with basil dressing, homemade buns, chicken Parmesan or beef roulades, and dessert, all at a reasonable cost of $25 per person. For more information and to make reservations call 613-432-7691. • The Calabogie Fish and Game Club presents the 10th annual Jamie Wright Memorial Fishing Derby from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Calabogie Lake. Register at Barnet Park Cottage on the day of the derby, or in advance at Calabogie Marina at 613-7522010. Prizes in adult and junior (17 and under) divisions. • Horton Winter Carnival. Breakfast 810:30 a.m. adults $6, kids $4, under 6 free. Indoor events, skating at noon, 2 p.m. outdoor adult events tug of war. Supper bangers and mash 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. $5. Euchre 6-8 p.m. $3. Come see someone kiss the pig at 3 p.m. • Calling all Djembe’s III......African drum workshop for beginners 9 a.m. to noon; and intermediate players, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, $40 each or $75 for both. Call Debi Virtue at 613-432-0908 or debivirtue@distributel.net. • Mardi Gras Party with Cougars Conquering Cancer. Coco Jarry’s Restaurant, cocktails 5 p.m. dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets at $25 include dinner and entertainment featuring Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo. Proceeds support the Cougar’s Team Fundraising Campaign to end women’s breast cancer., benefiting the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and Renfrew Victoria Hospital’s Digital Mammography Program. Tickets available at Coco Jarry’s, Renfrew County Window & Door and the Renfrew Branch of the Royal Bank, or call Kelly at 613-432-9009. To reserve a table, call Coco Jarry’s at 613-432-3310.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27

LIONS DONATION SALUTED Denbigh-Griffith Lions Club President Lion Joe Kleiboer and Vice President Lion Gail Holtzhauer receive a recognition certificate from Eyre Purkin Bien, centre, senior development officer, community engagement for the Kingston University Hospitals Foundation in recognition of the DenbighGriffith Lions Club’s donation of $5,000.

Spaghetti fundraiser for Sandra and Ray Beimers and children from 4-7 p.m. at the Renfrew Armouries. Adults $10, Children 6-12 $5, age five and under, free. Featuring Downtown Boys and other entertainment and silent auction. Advance tickets at Aikenhead’s, Home Hardware, Dahl’s and at the door.

NEIL SQUIRE SOCIETY Do you have a disability, injury or illness and want to work? The Neil Squire Society

is offering the following free workshop: Disclosure of a Disability to an Employer, Monday, Feb. 28 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. For more information and to register your space, call Natalie at 613-735-4586.

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

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

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 6 • The Bonnechere Manor Foundation is holding their first major fundraiser for the year from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Renfrew Armouries. The Renfrew County Fiddlers and Friends present a St. Patty’s Day kick-off with special guests the Ryan Brothers, Terri-Lynn Mahusky, the Countrymen, the Douglas Connection, the Donohue and Enright Children, and Art Jamieson as emcee. Light refreshments, 50-50 draw and door prizes. Limited tickets: $15 each or two for $25. Available at the door and until Friday, March 4 at Bonnechere Manor, Aikenhead’s, Valley Heritage Radio; Arnprior: Peebles Lottery Kiosk, Cobden: Candlewick Gift Shop, Eganville: Serendipity on the River and Eganville Freshmart, Beachburg: Beach-West Pharmacy, and Foresters Falls: Annie’s Gas Bar & Variety. Contact Bonnechere Manor Foundation at 613-432-4873 ext. 1253 for more details. • The March Valley Singles Lunch will be held at Jim’s Restaurant in Arnprior at 12:30 p.m. For info call Fay at 613-2568117 or Johanna at 613-432-7622. • DACA’s last breakfast at the Centre from 8-11 a.m. Fried egg, ham, cheese, tomato on a toasted bagel with deep-fried taters. Children $4, adults $6. Call Sue at 613433-9050.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8 • R Tuck Productions presents International Grand Illusionist Ryan Joyce at the AFAC Wing. This must see event is presented in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation. Also, a show is scheduled for Pembroke on Wednesday, March 9 at Fellowes High School. Both shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for each show. • Pancake supper at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, Cobden 4 to 7 p.m. Cost $7, children under 12, $3. Everyone welcome.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12 St. Patrick’s Day at DACA. 12:30 to 7 p.m. MC Dai Bassett. Featuring the Ryans, Dennis Harrington, fiddlers, step dancers, piano, vocalists, regulars and guest stars. Irish stew served up all day. See ‘Community Calender,’ page 35


Community Calendar New curlers welcome. $25 a person, $100 per team. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Contact Gert Brydges at 613-432-4267 or sign-up at the Renfrew Curling Club.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12 Four-hand euchre, 1 p.m. at the AFAC Wing. $8 per person, light lunch. Call 613-432-4485.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17 • The Renfrew Silver Seniors are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with music from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Renfrew Legion. Irish Stew will be dished up at 4 p.m. Cost is $5 and tickets are on sale until Monday, March 7. Call Pat at 613649-2756. • Admaston & Area Foodgrains Bank Committee and the Outreach Committee of Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church present speaker, Terence Sibanda of Zimbabwe, Youth Intern with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, in the Chapel at 8 p.m. Free will offering. Refreshments, everyone welcome. Call Beulah Wright at 613-432-3295 for more information.

MARCH 18-19 St. Patty’s Community Curling Bonspiel, two six-end games, dinner, games and prizes. Prizes for best costumes.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 Indoor yard sale at the AFAC Wing 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors welcome, $12 per table. Call 613-432-4485.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 19 Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers Association’s annual maple tapping out party at Providence Point in Lanark, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The official kick off to the Ontario Maple Season. Ceremonial tree tapping at 1:30 p.m. Horse wagon rides, taffy, pancake lunch, maple goods and products, children’s entertainment, local musicians, sugar bush/ shack tours and open house. Contact Jeannette Bosman at info@providencepoint.net or 613-259-5016 for more information.

The Ottawa Valley Music Festival presents internationally acclaimed Canadian pianist Katherine Chi performing a piano recital at Grace Lutheran Church in Eganville. Thanks to the generosity of the Eganville Rotary Club, the day before the concert Chi will conduct a master class for budding student pianists. Students will have the chance to perform in public followed by Chi’s helpful advice and comments. The master class is open to piano students from Grades 1 to ARCT. The fee is $15. Contact Judy Borer at jborer@nrtco.net or call 613-432-3432. The public is welcome to attend the master class for $5.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 Renfrew Silver Seniors noon luncheon and bingo at the Renfrew Legion.

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Contest participants, from left, Ralph Miller, Mackie McKaren, Margaret Whyte and Ann Limlaw.

Kiss Miss Piggy at Horton carnival PETER CLARK peter.clark@metroland.com

Fraser’s Flyers are the A champions of the Douglas Frosty Fun hockey tournament. From left in the front row are Chris Johnson, Pat Younge, Darren Staal, Fraser Agnew and Scott Giles; back row, Kevin ‘Timmy’ Anstett, Ben Younge, Kenny Thomas, Shane Powell, Chris Hobbs and Jordan MacDougall. Mercury photos by Steve Newman

Members of the Shamrocks are all smiles after defeating the Grattan Boys 4-2 to win the B hockey final of Douglas Frosty Fun. From left, in the front row, are Corey Dougherty, Ron Selle, Tanner Larose and Charles Watson; back row, Matt Baker, Corey Donohue, Pat Donohue, Adam Bernard, M.J. McHale, Allan Bruce and Tom Barr.

Adam Bernard beats goalie Riley New in the Shamrocks pre-playoff win over Mason’s Jars Feb. 12 at Douglas Frosty Fun. The Shamrocks won the B final the next day.

Pucker up! It’s soon time for someone in Horton to kiss a pig. The township is hosting a Kiss the Pig contest during the winter carnival Saturday, Feb. 26 with all proceeds going to Horton recreation. Four people are in the hunt to kiss Porky. They are Chief Administrative Officer Mackie McLaren, Coun. and rec-

reation chair Margaret Whyte, bartender Ralph Miller and recreation committee member Ann Limlaw. Each of the four has a jar in his or her name, and the one filled with the most money at 3 p.m. kisses Miss Piggy. The action takes place at the Horton Community Centre. “The one with the most money at 3 o’clock kisses the pig,” recreation fundraising chair Val Miller exclaimed. “Everyone’s looking forward to seeing who wins.”

FISHING DERBY BENEFITS GROUPS With the help of some volunteer servers, $300 in food sales was raised during the Renfrew Firefighters’ 2011 Frew Fest fishing derby and was donated to The Candlelighters Foundation by the Renfrew Firefighters Association. From left are, front row, Reid and Carter Griese and Firefighter Mike Guest, and back row, Jill Barr, Breigh Whalen, Capt. Barry Griese, Firefighters Chad Barker and Peter Whalen, and Kate Crozier Firefighters Chad Barker, at left, and Mike Guest, at right, present a cheque for $700 to Hospice Renfrew representative Jo-Anne Dowdall-Brown. The money was proceeds from the Renfrew Firefighters’ 2011 Frew Fest fishing derby on the Bonnechere River. The firefighters thank their sponsors who made the day possible: Gourley’s Variety and Sporting Goods, Renfrew Firefighters Association, Benson Auto Parts, Stone Road Tree Service, Renfrew Printers and Tim Hortons. They thank everyone who participated and supported the derby and hope to see everyone back next year.


An acrylic painter she prefers to paint large canvasses as she Renfrew Art Guild says ‘a painting should be the We have been very focused focal point in the room’. Her lately at the Guild trying to get warm colours and style does exinteresting people to talk to us. We have been very successful. Last month Johan Veenstra gave a wonderful talk and demo on pastel and gave us a lot of tips using pastel. We are presenting a workshop April 2 and 3 at the Renfrew Armouries with David Kearns. He is a well-known teacher of Portraiture from Ottawa. This will be a two-day workshop on the Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity if you are interested in learning about doing portraits. You will be able to work in any medium you choose. There will be a live model. The cost for the two days is $140. Please contact Leslie Cross to book your space at 613-432-9099. This workshop is open to everyone. The deadline is March 1. Money Concepts: As you walk down Raglan please note the paintings in the Money Concepts window. The participants this month are Betty Chamberlain, Leslie Cross, Yvette Blimkie, Cathy Cooper and Lois Cooper.

actly that. Betty now lives in Calabogie and teaches in her new studio. Her former students from the Pontiac and new local ladies are

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Canadian Tire presented a cheque for $1,000 to the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) Feb. 18. From left are Eva McWade, Marianne Huyer and Sara Smeltzer of Canadian Tire, CPAN coordinator Lyn Smith, and Canadian Tire’s Richard Kenopic and Courtney McCanna. “This is very much appreciated,” Smith said. “Businesses and individuals giving us large and small donations is what keeps us going.”

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After what feels like such a speedy year at Renfrew, I find it hard to believe that we’re now into the second half ! With report cards last week (including a lovely Valentine’s Day), and course selections this week, the upcoming 2011-2012 school year feels closer than ever. Of course, one good look outside confirms that, no, it is most definitely not summer yet. But at least the school’s comfortable with the cold weather. The snowmobiles parked happily in front of the doors testify to that. But new seasons are anticipated (summer yes, but I more mean in sports here) as our senior boys basketball team, in a hard-fought game against General Panet came up short by a mere six points in the semi-finals, ending their successful season. Congratulations go out to all the fifth years who won’t be back next year. And all the best wishes to the Grade 10s, 11s and some of the Grade 12s who will be back for next season. You all did us proud! At Fellowes, our junior girls volleyball team played back-toback games against St. Joe’s and Fellowes. Although they played hard, (trust me) they didn’t pull off the number of wins needed to continue with their season. Many of the games played went right to the required two-pointdifference, including our season’s final game against first-place host Fellowes. It was an honour playing with you girls and I hope to rejoin you all in two years as a stronger senior team. On a happier note, our senior girls volleyball team, who also

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1971: Tobin to represent zone at Legion district public speaking competition There was no issue for February 23, 1911. FEBRUARY 20, 1936 PRESENTATION MADE TO RENFREW BANKER: Mr. George Wark of the staff of the Bank of Nova Scotia has received a transfer of the bank to the main office in Montreal, foreign exchange department. Mr. Wark, before leaving on Tuesday for Montreal, was presented with a Gladstone bag by members of the staff. His many friends will regret to learn of his departure and wish him every success in his new work. VETERAN CURLER MET AT CARLETON PLACE: Messrs. Samuel Moffatt of Renfrew and Robert Patterson of Almonte were among the guests at a curlers function in Carleton Place on Monday evening. At that function Mr. Wm. Baird, a curler of 50 years standing was made an honorary member of both the mens and the ladies curling club of the town. Of the original members of the Carleton Place men’s club only six are still living, one of them Mr. Moffatt of Renfrew. All three of those remaining were at the gathering on Monday evening. Mr. Moffatt was one of the speakers. FEBRUARY 24, 1971 WINS LEGION ZONE PUBLIC SPEAKING: Michael Tobin, a student at St.

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FROM THE OLD FILES Joseph’s High School in Renfrew, will be representing Zone G-7 in the Royal Canadian Legion Public Speaking District finals this Saturday in Ottawa. Michael won out recently in the Zone finals held in Pembroke, taking top honors in the Senior High School Division. If successful in the district finals, Michael will proceed to the Ontario Finals. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tobin of Harry Street. INDUSTRIAL SEMINAR: An industrial promotional seminar will be held in Renfrew over a three-day period beginning next month. Designed for those who require formal training in industrial development practices and methods, the course will enable people to assess their community’s resources and to identify and understand the influences that shape its present and future. For help with research, call Olga Lewis at 613-432-6958.

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That is why, all professionals at The Ottawa Hospital – whether they are nurses, physicians, other health professionals or support staff – are being asked to dress in a manner that clearly identifies them to patients. Anyone can read see the dress code online at www.ottawahospital.on.ca Until readers do get a chance to read it, I should address one aspect of the policy, the dress code for nurses, has proven particularly contentious. Contrary to some reports, Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses still have control over what scrubs they wear. If they wish to wear graphic prints on their scrubs, they can do so. That said, nurses are being asked to wear lab coats, so patients and families can easily recognize them. This idea came directly from the hospital’s nursing professional practice group. Likewise, other health professionals will dress in accordance with the guidelines for their professional group. Support services staff, including transportation and housekeeping staff, will also wear hospital employer-issued uniforms at all times. In addition to strengthening the quality of patients’ experience of the hospital and staff, we know that these changes will improve infection control, while ensuring that all members of The Ottawa Hospital Family will continue to portray a professional image. 451379


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Much too close for comfort One more accident at problem Renfrew-Argyle intersection STEVE NEWMAN

ON THE ROPES The Renfrew Jr. B Timberwolves travelled to Perth last night for Game 3 of their playoff series, trailing two games to none. The result was not available at press time, but Game 4 is tomorrow night (Friday) at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre.

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It’s an accident Cheryl Crozier of Shears Unisex Hairstyling won’t soon forget. Thursday afternoon, just before 3 p.m., she was one of two hairstylists working with customers when they heard a huge bang. The bang couldn’t have happened much closer. The rear end of a Ford truck, driven by Bradley Oattes of Haley Station, had broken through the front window of the Renfrew business, sending glass flying. Mercury photo by Steve Newman “There have been so many accidents over the years, someone’s going to get killed,” said the This Ford Ranger, driven by Bradley Oattes of Haley Station, was struck by another vehicle Shears Unisex Hairstyling owner. before spinning around and crashing through the window of Shears Unisex Hairstyling in “No one’s ever driven through the shop for a Renfrew. Witness Mike Lapointe takes a closer look at the damage. drive-through cut,” added Crozier. But during more than 20 years of business, people have traditionally used the premises to make phone calls after accidents at the same corner.

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Susan McLeod, who works next door at R&D Insurance, has written town council stressing the need for a four-stop intersection, but unsuccessfully. There are stop signs on Argyle Street, but not on Renfrew Avenue. Responses from the town, says McLeod, have not been satisfactory, but after this accident she says she’ll take the issue further. McLeod recalls various accidents at the intersection. See ‘Accident’, page 2

The Rotary Club of Renfrew has announced a major pledge of $100,000 to the Bonnechere Manor Auditorium campaign. At the group’s regular weekly meeting on Monday, the proposal was brought forward by the club’s directors and after a brief discussion was passed by the membership. The Rotary Club of Renfrew has been an active community supporter since its charter in 1922 and continues its history as a leading service organization in Renfrew. The Rotary International Theme for

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Accident at intersection Continued from front These include a 2003 accident involving her daughter and a more recent one in which someone suffered a broken bone. One witness, Mike Lapointe, was working on his car Thursday after-

County budget coming together STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com

The 2011 Renfrew County budget should be music to most taxpayers’ ears. At least that was the preliminary indication after county councillors spent six hours Tuesday debating and sharing explanations for the draft budget. The budget was calling for a levy increase of 1.5 per cent over 2010, or a very nominal total increase of $170,267. With real growth of only 1.6 per cent and property value reassessment up 6.4 per cent, the county’s actual tax rate drops 7.1 per cent. For someone’s property assessed at $100,000 and rising the average assessment in 2011, this would amount to a county tax increase of $4.88, for a total of $413.36. Assuming one’s house remained assessed at $100,000 in both 2010 and 2011, the property owner’s county taxes would drop $29.45 to $383.91, which represents the lowest county tax amount in a decade. The tax picture continues to look good when factoring in the education tax rate, which dropped 4.15 per cent over last year. This will leave the lower-tier municipalities with substantial wiggle room when finalizing their budgets. County, education and lower-tier municipal tax bills combine to determine residents’ total property taxes. “We made pretty darn good progress, keeping in mind we have a new county council,” said Admaston-Bromley Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe, who chairs the county’s finance and administration committee. Her reference was to the fact five of council’s 17 members are new to council, following elections in October 2010. The draft budget was examined Tuesday, and will remain under the microscope when the workshop finishes today. Wednesday was occupied by February’s monthly session of county council. Thursday’s last legs of the budget workshop will focus on the finances for social services, human resources, and finance and administration. Tuesday’s workshop completed examination of most aspects of operations, development and property, public works, and such health sectors as the health unit, emergency services and long-term care facilities. The lengthiest debate was spent on determining if the county should provide a 1.6 per cent realgrowth increase to the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association arm of economic development. The suggestion came from McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell. During the mid-day break, staff left to determine how much the county provides to OVTA in services-in-kind, over and above its annual funding of $170,541. See ‘Budget’, page 5

noon in a nearby parking lot when he says he saw the accident happen. “I saw the (Chevrolet Uplander) van going through the intersection and not stopping,” said Lapointe. “It hit the truck on the side and the truck went into a spin and ended up in the window of Shears.” Const. Joe Roach of the Renfrew

OPP has charged Roxanne Garand of Bancroft with failing to yield. The fine is $110, including a surcharge. “Probably a four-way stop would solve that problem,” said Const. Roach about the intersection. Because of the closeness of buildings, Roach says too many drivers have to edge into the intersection before proceeding.


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Admaston-Bromley will do all it can to maintain momentum on recycling in the township. Last Thursday night treasurer Annette Louis presented a fivepage report arising from a Feb. 2 joint meeting with Horton Township and CIF (Continuous Improvement Fund) representative Joe Hall from Earth’s Edge. Admaston-Bromley clerk Bev Briscoe and Councillors Ray Pender and Robert Dick also attended the session. The main reason for the meeting, said Louis, was to talk about the future. “CIF would like to see local municipalities work together with CIF to fund a transfer station for blue box recycling or at least show intent to do so in case Beauman’s closes its doors,” Louis said in her report to council. “If intent is shown then CIF could put aside the funds for a future municipal venture and an application could be made at a later

date,” she wrote. Louis also participated in a meeting she joined online and by phone, including 18 people attending the meeting in person and 13 online. During that session transfer station efficiency was discussed, something that the township has already addressed at its Stone Road site. Plastics were also discussed. “The recycling of plastics is a really big deal right now in the province, because I guess only 23 to 25 per cent are being recycled at this time,” she said. Also of special concern are PET plastics, regionalization efficiencies, and compacting. Admaston-Bromley is one step ahead of many other municipalities as it developed and filed a fiveyear plan for recycling last year, making it eligible for certain funding streams. Currently 100 municipalities in Ontario have no plan. Louis reported that when it comes to recycling, Beauman’s only collects about 3,000 tonnes of

residential blue box – and 20,000 is needed for greatest efficiency. “We’re way, way off,” she said. Louis said everybody’s collecting little bits, costs are going up, but if everything can be collected in one space, wherever that might be, everyone would save money. Louis also presented some options for Admaston-Bromley initiatives that would be eligible for CIF funding, including education initiatives. The township’s public works committee, which is comprised of council, meets tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 25) to determine its next step. After the report was presented, Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe stressed satisfaction with current service. “The first thing I want to say is that we have had excellent service from Dan Menard – class A service,” she said. “And I just hope that continues. We’ve never had any indication that anything is going to change, officially here, and we accept that every day that it’s open we are certainly glad to be their customer,” she said.

Rail gone and Renfrew and area left with ‘Ho Chi Minh trail of blood’ LUCY HASS lucy.hass@metroland.com

Renfrew County Council has made official its interest in acquiring the Canadian Pacific rail bed. Last Thursday night Admaston-Bromley council viewed the county resolution that it seeks “a moratorium on the abandonment process and enter into discussions with Canadian Pacific Railway to acquire the rail bed for future use consistent with the County of Renfrew Abandoned Railway Rights-of-Way

Policy.” The County of Lanark has passed a similar resolution regarding its portion of the line from Smiths Falls to Petawawa. Noting a recent Communicator newsletter from MP Cheryl Gallant asking residents about their wishes for the rail line and talking of a business plan, Councillor Michael Donohue questionned the status of the line: “Has the process of a rail line been exhausted now?” Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe said all timelines related to the purchase have expired and The Railway Act has been “absolute-

ly followed to a tee.” “So I gather unless there’s an 11th-hour white knight that comes in we’ve seen the last train go through the county,” Donohue said. “Yes. You’re absolutely right,” said Briscoe, adding, “Does that mean anything to anybody?” “To talk of the history of the trains, seems like such a strange thing now, “ said Donohue. “The Ottawa River, which was incredibly important,” he referred to a book called Champlain’s Dream, “It was, in fact, 398 years ago this May when Champlain came up

the Ottawa River – Jeffreys Lake and Muskrat Lake – and that was instrumental to the founding of, certainly, the initial part of Canada. “And I would certainly suggest that the CPR was a very important milestone in the establishment of this country and it seems like neither of those is being recognized in the county. And that seems shameful.” Briscoe agreed. “It’s unbelievable that the County of Renfrew and the County of Lanark, our future economic development is left to a highway that is a Ho Chi Minh

trail of blood,” she said, referring to Highway 17. “So now the road stays here, the train goes and we need to fight our own battles and talk among ourselves and try and build our own future.” “Something’s very wrong. You know, can you imagine the kid’s colouring book, and you have to say, hey, that’s what a train used to look like,” she added. “Well, I guess we have to be rescued somehow and so far it hasn’t been happening,” she said., adding one last shot, “We need to call in the coast guard.”

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The Calabogie community rink project is a story of community giving and sharing More than 70 volunteers and about two dozen area businesses have contributed time, discount prices and/or free product to provide a badly-needed upgraded and more sophisticated outdoor rink structure for winter activities. Mayor Peter Emon estimates the project would have cost $225,000 if it had been tendered and completed entirely by paid staff. The final bill was about $76,000, including a $10,000 Farm Credit Canada grant. The rink officially reopened in late January, to mark the completion of phase one. Meanwhile, others continue to contribute for additional upgrades, such as a possible rink roof and/or concrete pad. An example is Renfrew Scotiabank, which recently matched the $1,000 raised by volunteers and Scotiabank staff in selling tickets for the Dec. 4 Calabogie community concert. Mayor Emon spoke about the rink project during Scotiabank’s cheque presentation at February’s Calabogie Winter Carnival. The entire regulation-size rink of 200 feet by 85 feet wasn’t a hasty, cheap redo. The location of the rink was shifted 15 more feet from the community hall. And the ground for the rink was excavated down three feet before drainage tiles were installed. Also, the perimeter of the new surface was excavated to more than four feet before granular material was added and compacted. The work also featured a concrete footing bed that is three feet wide and 18 inches deep, while the boards were pressuretreated and bolted to the concrete footing with engineered brackets. These brackets were cut by a local firm at a significantly-reduced rate, then assembled at a similar rate by a local firm. Protective chain-link fencing was erected at both ends of the rink to protect bystanders and the building from errant pucks. The lights and standards removed from the old site were re-installed by volunteers before a local company was hired to rewire the lighting system. This is a low-maintenance rink that will last about 20 years, says Emon. A ROOF RINK TOO?

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be it won’t. But what has happened to date pleases Emon. Without the more than 2,000 hours provided by more than 70 volunteers, he says the project wouldn’t have happened. “We are very proud of our community project,” says Emon while standing next to the rink. “I’m really proud of this. I like coming here every day.” Darren Matthews, chair of the Calabogie rink committee, echoed those sentiments. “There was a phenomenal outpouring of support from our local community,” said Matthews. “Without this support we would not have been able to accomplish a project such as this in less than four months’ time with the money that had been allocated.” The old rink boards were erected in 1998 and upgraded about six years ago. Mayor Emon says the rink committee will provide recommendations, possibly by this summer, on time lines and financing for a rink roof and/or concrete pad for the facility. It’s hoped future development of the rink will be completed within five years, says Matthews. These additional phases would include a concrete slab with embedded pipes for artificial ice and a rink roof that extends beyond the rink perimeter to cover seating. “With any luck, we will have enough money raised in 2011 to pour the slab later this year,” says Matthews. “The remaining work will carry a price tag in excess of $500,000, so extensive fundraising and (successful) grant applications will be necessary,” he adds. “The local community has been extremely generous and supportive of this project thus far and we hope that that continues as we move through the coming phases.”

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Scotiabank staff present a $1,000 cheque to Greater Madawaska Township on behalf of Renfrew Scotiabank. The money matched what volunteers raised from the Calabogie concert Dec. 4 for the community rink project. From left are Tracy Mackin, senior personal banking officer at Renfrew Scotiabank; township councillors Bruno Kierczak and Glenda McKay, Mayor Peter Emon; concert organizer Marie Buscomb; and Peggy Williams, regional manager of Scotiabank.

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and in eastern Ontario, so it will minimize the migration of paramedics to other services surrounding us. It will help with retaining experienced paramedics in Renfrew County.” Last week, the union members voted 96 per cent in favour of the agreement, after about six months of negotiations. “It’s good for both sides. It keeps us in the middle of our comparators,” said Mike Nolan, chief of the Renfrew County paramedic service. “I appreciate the strength of the relationship between the employer and the bargaining unit, and we’re pleased we were able to come to a negotiated settlement that both parties can be

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Renfrew County paramedics have a healthy new contract. The collective agreement for 127 employees, including 53 fulltime primary care or advanced care paramedics, calls for a salary increase of 13 per cent over four years. The contract, which is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2010, carries through to Dec. 31, 2013. “We’re proud of the process we went through and happy with the results we got,” said Claude Venne, the CUPE local 4698 president who helped negotiate the agreement. “We found it a very fair deal, within the average of Ontario

proud of.” The new deal also increased paramedics’ salaries by $718,945 for Renfrew County, whose 2011 budget workshop wrapped up today. Renfrew County paramedic service costs are shared almost 50-50 by the Province and the County. With the new collective agreement, primary-care paramedics will see their salaries rise from $31.88 per hour to $35.16 by the year 2013. Advanced-care paramedics are paid 10 per cent more. The contract affects 53 fulltime paramedics, another 17 who are regular part-time, and close to 70 casual paramedics.

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Budget at county Continued from Page 2 A quick estimate determined total services and financing to be $266,000. County council then agreed to table the item to the next meeting of the operations committee. The target goal for most departments was to limit expenses to less than two per cent. Development and property sits at 2.4 per cent. The increase for paramedic costs will be 1.7 per cent, but only after some major cash infusions from reserves. Paramedics salaries’ are jumping more than

$700,000, and $841,000 will be taken from reserves to replace five ambulances this year. But the paramedic budget is only balanced after taking another $931,303 from reserves Costs at the Renfrew County & District Health Unit are up 14.3 per cent, largely due to salary increases. The unit’s total costs for 2011 are projected at $1.6 million, of which the county will pay $1.38 million. The City of Pembroke and South Algonquin Township will account for the remainder. Expenses for the county-run Bonnechere Manor and Miramichi Lodge in 2011 are projected to rise more modestly, at 6.1 and 7.7 per cent respectively.

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he silence spoke volumes. Last Thursday night at Admaston-Bromley Council, as discussion wrapped up about the demise of rail travel through Renfrew County, there was a strange pause in the proceedings. Councillor Michael Donohue gathered that unless an 11th-hour white knight comes in, Renfrew County had seen its last train. “Yes. You’re absolutely right,” Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe replied. A long pause followed, then the mayor broke the silence with the most obvious question of all. “Does that mean anything to anybody?” For the younger generation, very little. They have no memory of a time when the region’s success was inextricably linked to the ribbons of steel that connected communities. But history reminds us not to forget. The Admaston Heritage Book authored by Carol Bennett and the Balsam Hill Women’s Institute in 1982, includes a piece by Thelma Box titled A Railway Comes and Goes. We think her words are worth sharing. The railway was an important means of transportation for Admaston Township residents. Carload after carload of freight was loaded at the Admaston Station, including all kinds of livestock, hay, grain and forest products. Cream was shipped regularly to area creameries. Incoming freight, also, arrived in large quantities... For many years, students commuted daily to Renfrew High school, by train. Over the years many lasting friendships developed among these students who ride the rails to school.” Her words remind us that transportation links are vital to building a strong local economy and fostering a sense of community. If Renfrew and area’s days of rail are over, left to be relived only in history books, we must move now, and fast, to ensure our remaining tie – Highway 17 – is given the federal and provincial funding it deserves. It is our lifeline. Does that mean anything to anybody?

MP has the right to be wrong To the editor: Ms. Gallant sure knows how to bring the Liberal stalwarts our of the woodwork. I must say that I find it rather refreshing to hear an MP speak her mind rather than follow the party drivel. Believe it or not, she has a right to be wrong. If the federal Liberals follow the Dalton gang of Ontario, it would appear Canadians will be in for a rough ride tax wise. Let’s see: $3-billion health scandal; Dalton’s vow – I will not raise taxes. The Dalton gang even put an eco-tax on burying his grandmother; a $900 health benefit tax; I can’t get a doctor in Renfrew; and 81cents a KWh for solar power. Welcome to the land of milk and honey, Liberals. By the way, I think you can state without reservation that The Renfrew Mercury newspaper is biased Liberal if not left wing. R.A. Bob Griese Renfrew

Congratulations To the editor: It has been really great seeing a new Renfrew Winter Carnival being developed in our Town after all these years. Over the years since our last winter carnival in the mid ’80s many people have indicated that they would like to have an event such as this again, however very few people came forward to offer their help. My congratulations go out to Grant Lavallee for putting together an excellent planning committee. Under Grant’s leadership the committee put together many excellent events and had them spread nicely around the town. This in itself makes the event more inclusive for all of our residents. With a little more cooperation from within and more volunteers coming forward with suggestions and help I am sure that this event has the potential to become a much larger event in our town. Again, congratulations and thank you to Grant Lavallee and all the persons involved in planning and carrying out the 2011 version on the Renfrew winter carnival. Sincerely, Glen M. Goslin Renfrew

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Now is not the time for new recreation facilities To the editor: According to the last Parks and Recreation study the majority want to build an addition at Ma-Te-Way Park. However, more than 60 percent of the citizens of the Town of Renfrew, do not want a tax increase to pay for it. If there is one thing that I fought hard for during my seven years of council, it is democracy. It has just taken me a while to realize that you can not force health and fitness on anyone, nor can you give them the desire to be active. I waged my campaign on health and fitness and our need to invest in it. The majority of voters are simply not there and they voted me out to prove it. It was a lesson well learned. You can go against the majority but you will lose. Ask Hector Cloutier about the gun registry. Since the election, I have been attempting to regain the business that I lost while sitting on council. If the people who want so desperately to

go against the majority, would take a long hard look at health and fitness versus bricks, water and mortar, we might have a happier parks and recreation department. Every day I hear complaints about the way this department is being run and I tell people to write council, as I no longer have a vote. I apologize for taking so long to see the light but know, that I now do. I will ask those who have been pushing me to support their bid to build, to please stop. I also ask that people stop using my place of business to vent their anger and frustration regarding a pool or the operating costs of having fresh drinking water. A pool won’t be any good for us, if we can’t afford to run it and the majority either do not have the money or choose not to spend it in parks and recreation. Majority rules. Kate Windle Renfrew

Disregard for property To the editor: Re: disregard for personal property. My wife was late for a meeting in Renfrew Tuesday night Feb. 15 7 p.m. in town and parked her car behind the post office, apparently out of place. A one-year-old Mazda 3, I’ve always avoided buying a new car for many reasons, one of which is damage. It’s already been rearended in Ottawa by a driver on a cellphone last summer. I suggested when she told me later that possibly the mail has trucks delivering overnight, which she did not realize. So, I would like the inconsiderate vandal that thought it was a good idea to write “No Parking Here’ on the entire driver’s side of the car, into the road grime, salt and sand with their finger, to send me their name and address so I can forward the bill to polish out the now-permanent words scratched into the finish. As if that would ever happen. You might as well have used a rock! She may have parked inappropriately, but certainly didn’t stop the mail, or anybody else from getting through. Ever heard of a pen and paper? Bob Pougnet Greater Madawaska

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in running to contact the party and a nomination meeting will follow. During an election and between elections the riding association helps identify the concerns and opinions of the residents of the riding and channels these to the MP, party executive and party leader. We continue to live in a democracy only because we have a party system. Without an opposition there is no lasting democracy. Egypt had a dictatorship for many decades because its presidents kept eliminating the opposition parties. Opposition parties not only provide an alternative choice of government but they also keep the party in power from ignoring the will of the people between elections. A competent member of parliament who listens to her constituents and riding association and is respected by her fellow caucus members has an impact on how we are governed whether in the government or the opposition. If we want effective government we need to work to strengthen our political parties. “Politics is not a spectator sport.” Orval Strong Matawatchan

To the editor: Recently a local newspaper carried a political cartoon displaying the posters of the three major political parties side by side and, underneath, a voter writing “None of the Above.” Probably most readers nodded in agreement. But there will be an election and we can expect the candidate of one of those parties to be elected. That person will carry forward our views and concerns to their party caucus and influence the decisions that affect us personally and as a nation. That person will also be the face of our riding on the national stage. Let’s get busy and see to it that we elect a person who can provide good representation and be a credit to the riding. Many people feel that they are excluded from the political process except for casting their ballot and maybe making a contribution to a party. But registered political parties are always looking for new members and once a year advertise their annual meetings where members can elect or seek election to the executive. Usually well before an election the executive will advertise, inviting those interested

To the editor: If little else, the Pope and the Conservatives have one thing in common. The liberalminded media hate them. Neither of them can utter a word without the media micro-analyzing and misinterpreting every word they say. Recently the Pope made a comment about contraception and the mainstream media were in a frenzy, wrongly implying that he was in favour of it. The Conservatives spoke up against samesex ‘marriage’ and they were called hateful or, the word with no meaning, ‘homophobic’. Renfrew County was the first to see the radical direction the Liberals were going and rightly decided to jump ship and vote for Cheryl Gallant and the Conservatives. Since then, Liberals have been trying to regain lost ground by attempting to discredit the Conservatives instead of making a platform of their own with some integrity, a virtue that has become foreign to the liberal-minded. We only have to look at Premier Dalton McGuinty and the complete mess his Liberals have made in Ontario. Since 1969, when Pierre Trudeau’s Liberals ruled the

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day, they have managed to divide our country by making a sick joke of all our traditional institutions, encourage the slaughter of the most innocent, build a huge national debt, exclude Christians, encourage radical activists with our funds and destroy families with their legislation. The RCMP is still investigating Liberals since they lost power eight years ago. Only recently they joined with the far left NDP and separatist Bloc parties to pass bill C-389 which imposes a law which will be used as a tool for persecuting and prosecuting Christians and other individuals with a conscience. You can’t create values in society when you don’t have any. The Liberals are spin-doctoring out of control because they have no roots, no leadership and no moral direction. Like defeated children after a fair battle, all they do is look for petty faults in their betters while they wallow in deep pockets of socialist elitism. Gallant stands up for the moral and Conservative values Renfrew County voters want and the Liberals and media don’t like it. Ken O’Day Eganville

‘Incomprehensible’ To the editor: Lately, for all the wrong reasons, our MP has made headlines from sea to shining sea. While in St. John’s, Nfld. and Labrador, before an audience which included some who had recently lost their loved ones at sea, our MP said that people who earned a living on oil rigs and on fishing boats on the frigid north Atlantic Ocean should not look to the coast guard service when things go wrong. Our MP advised this audience that we in Ontario, though we have large lakes, do not rely on the coast guard service. Our MP is wrong on the facts. In Ontario the coast guard service comes to the aid of those in distress on the lakes, just as we don’t expect accident victims on Highway 17 to rescue themselves. For expressing such inappropriate comments our MP has been rightly criticized. The prime minister took the rare position of distancing himself from someone in his caucus; describing her comments as “unacceptable” and “incomprehensible” (NTV). My concern is that our MP has again shown such poor judgement and that she will be even less effective in representing us than ever. In my view this riding would be much better off with someone who understands the needs of the riding and can represent us credibly in parliament and has good standing within her party. Mark Jones Eganville


Liberals back-tracking on wind: MPP In what Renfrew-NipissingPembroke MPP John Yakabuski is calling a “stunning backtrack,” the provincial government announced last week that it is abandoning plans for off-shore wind farm projects. This is the latest admission by the McGuinty government that their expensive energy experiments have completely failed, maintained Yakabuski. “This is Dalton McGuinty’s latest backtrack on his failed expensive energy experiments,” he said. “These experiments are doing nothing but driving up hydro bills for Ontario families and seniors, and now even Dalton McGuinty recognizes it.” Last April the Liberals unanimously voted against an Ontario PC motion that called for a moratorium on wind farm projects until an independent, comprehensive study of the health and environmental impacts could be completed. “We called on the McGuinty government to hold off so these decisions could be based on actual science,” said Yakabuski. “While we’re pleased he’s listening to us now, his backtrack today is based purely on political science. This is the latest example of McGuinty Liberal electionyear desperation.” Meanwhile, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is pleased by the government announcement it will not proceed with planned offshore wind projects until more research is done. The OFAH has long called for more research to be conducted prior to moving ahead with any offshore wind turbine development. A major OFAH concern is the potential impact on fish and wildlife, including migratory waterfowl such as ducks and geese, and fish, such as salmon, pickerel and perch. The organization and other groups are also concerned about potential waterbird mortality from collision with the blades, disrupted migratory movements and displacement from traditional foraging areas.

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RVH supportive housing, assisted living program getting ready to start A new program, offered through Renfrew Victoria Hospital allowing seniors to stay in their home and have safe, affordable care available, will soon be ready to serve the community. Much work has gone into setting up the Supported Housing/Assisted Living program behind the scenes at RVH. Randy Penney, RVH president and CEO, notes that many discus- Terri-Lynn Sukkel sions took place between the hospital and its partners for the integration and implementation of this new endeavour. “It’s a huge venture that has great meaning for the community and opens up the doors for us to grow. We have significant challenges at RVH and we recognize that no more beds are coming into the system. We are pleased that the LHIN has supported our application and we are excited about being able to provide services in the community. Our hospital has a proven track record of responding to patient needs and this is another innovative approach to helping our senior population,” he adds. It addresses the need for a safe, affordable and cost-effective alternative to long-term care homes for some seniors. This type of supportive housing is offered to approved clients who need some help with basic everyday activities, but don’t require the services of more expensive institutional options. Chris Ferguson, RVH’s VicePresident of Patient Care Services, says she sees “the occupancy pressures in our hospital and the limited options available for seniors to remain in their own home. This unique program provides that opportunity for the appropriate client group.” The idea was granted approval last fall by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network. Home care can be provided for up to 20 seniors living in the Renfrew area and includes scheduled visits from a personal support worker and around-the-clock emergency response. Terri-Lynn Sukkel was hired at the end of the year by RVH to act as the Coordinator for the Assisted Living Program. “I am excited to be part of this new program that recognizes the value of seniors living with dignity and independence in our community,” she comments. “It strives to provide the support necessary to make that happen by offering a wide range of services.” Those services will be provided by one of the six certified

personal support workers soon to be hired through the program. Sukkel will assess clients to determine what level of support is needed — from housekeeping, to assistance getting ready in the morning, to accompanying them on medical appointments. The personal support worker can also make security checks by phone to make sure they are doing okay, if so requested. “We will work with the individual clients and their families to develop a care plan to meet their specific needs. It’s very client-directed,” she adds. Sukkel understands this as a very preventative approach to health care for the aging population. Having a qualified health care provider in their homes on a regular basis will help foresee any exacerbation of illness, and indentify potential falls risks. “And we’ll be able to intervene early on, and hopefully prevent lengthy hospital admissions.” “We know how important it is to work to support the people in our community, and the interesting piece here is that the hospital is now providing a community service.” RVH’s Information Management Director, Peter Payton, has been researching and testing the best help call system for the clients, along with various safety alarm devices. “There are very sophisticated systems that need to be set up and also back-up plans in case of a power outage or other emergency,” Sukkel explains. Safety equipment items like fall detector belts, bed sensors and wander alerts on client’s doors may need to be implemented in some of the senior’s homes. A communication system between the care workers will help to ensure the safest, most secure living conditions for future clients. “These are the things that will give the families peace of mind while their loved ones are on their own,” she says. Eligibility is based on seniors 65 years or older who do not require immediate or 24-hour availability of nursing care or other professional services. Seniors can self-refer or physicians can make a recommendation to the CCAC, which is responsible for the program’s wait-list. RVH is the only hospital to receive funding for this program. Currently, no other assisted living/supportive housing exists for Renfrew and the surrounding region. For more information about the Renfrew Victoria Hospital’s Supportive Housing/ Assisted Living program, please contact Randy Penney, CEO, Renfrew Victoria Hospital, 613-4324851, ext. 260.

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TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on the 15th day of March, 2011 at the Municipal Office, 44 Main Street, Cobden ON K0J 1K0. Tenders will then be opened in public on the same day immediately following the 3:00pm deadline at 44 Main Street, Cobden. Description of Lands: Pt Lot 23, Con 2; as in R230138; Township of Whitewater Region (0.65 Acres) PIN#57217-0082 (LT) Roll No. 47 58 049 060 06900 0000

TO ACT ON AN IDEA

Minimum Tender Amount: $4,998.80 Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount.

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Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers.

Jim Millar* CFP, CLU, RHU Jim Millar Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Tel 613-432-4121 Cell 613-639-3139

This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax.

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For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact:

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Annette Mantifel, Treasurer The Corporation of the Township of Whitewater Region 44 Main Street, P.O. Box 40 Cobden, Ontario K0J 1K0 613-646-2282 ext. 25

*Mutual funds offered by Sun Life Financial Investment Services (Canada) Inc. © Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, 2011.

Note: H.S.T. may be payable by successful purchaser.

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The Corporation of the Town of Renfrew requires VOLUNTEER

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Striving to take off pounds sensibly STEVE NEWMAN

Renfrew resident Cindy Ebert strives to do what TOPS means − Take Off Pounds Sensibly. That’s easier said than done, but many members have. With an annual membership fee of $30 and extra dues of $2 weekly, the cost is nominal. The cost for the energy, motivation, educational material and camaraderie experienced in the group? Priceless, say several TOPS members. The local group’s co-leaders are Renfrew residents Marie Lyons and Ebert. Each says group support is pivotal for the members who attend the Thursdayevening sessions at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church. Ebert hasn’t been close to her high school graduation weight of 160 pounds for several years, but she has taken a lot of weight off since joining the local chapter. With various part-time jobs and two daughters, Ebert says it’s tough to lose weight.

there,” she adds, alluding to lower-calories choices than can be made for salad dressings, yogurts and ice-cream. Co-leader Lyons, 44, is also working harder to shed pounds. Over the past two years, she had lost a total of 26 pounds. She did so by exercising more; using a points system to determine fibre, calorie and fat intake; cutting down on treats; and reducing portion sizes. A trick for her is using a bowl, instead of a plate, for a main course, since a bowl tends to hold less food. She says attendance at the TOPS sessions is critical to keeping her weight down. “If it wasn’t for the support, I wouldn’t stay focused on it,” says Lyons. “Knowing I have to go and weigh in every week helps keep me on track.” She and Ebert are among about 20 Renfrew TOPS group members, including men and children. Ebert’s two daughters have joined, in the battle to watch their weight, and enjoy the experience, says their mother. “They really love it because it’s a really close-knit group.”

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But she’s on the right track with the help of TOPS, a non-profit organization founded in Milwaukee in 1948. Incorporated in 1952, TOPS held its first national convention in 1955, the same year the first Canadian chapter was chartered in Hamilton, Ont. Today, TOPS consists of about 170,000 members in 10,000 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The Renfrew TOPS, known as ON 2261, is one of several chapters in the area, including Cobden, Pembroke, Petawawa, Arnprior, Barry’s Bay and Denbigh. As a member of a Calgary TOPS chapter in the 1990s, Ebert lost 45 pounds. But the family moved to Renfrew, where she knew no one at first. “I cooked and baked and put all my weight back,” she recalls. “I’m not telling you my weight,” she says, but she notes that she has lost 35 of the 45 pounds she gained back. And she knows why. Ebert, 46, isn’t trashing family life. But she says it can have a negative impact on one’s health, if you’re not more careful. “Gee,” she says, trying to explain her weight gain, “I had kids and I got married and you don’t look after yourself … You have other people to put first.” “You really have to make healthy choices,” she says. Those choices, she says, includes fewer calories and more exercise, namely walking. “More vegetables, less fat, less sugar, and there are a lot of fat-free options out

Members also include Eva Wall, 84. She has attended the Renfrew sessions for about 25 years. If it wasn’t for TOPS, Wall says she wouldn’t keep her weight down. She has lost 72 pounds over the years, since joining TOPS, but points out: “Even if I only lose five pounds a year, it sure does add up.” Meryl Martin, who has earned KOPS status, for Keeping Off Pounds Sensibly, has been a member for 12 years and loves the connection. “I just love everybody in our group,” says the 90-year-old. “They are like family to me. They make me laugh and feel at home. Nine-year-old Emily Ebert also likes the time with TOPS: “It’s fun because a lot of people there are funny and make me laugh. I learned lots of new things about good food to eat.” Talking to The Mercury, said the young Ebert’s mom (Cindy), was an opportunity to spread awareness of TOPS and its potential benefits for members. “It’s a really good group,” says Ebert. “It’s a support group. We even have people who want to join our group who don’t have weight to lose because they have an interest in having a healthy lifestyle.” Most group members are in their 40s, 50s and 60s. Some prefer not to be identified as group members, admits Ebert, simply because they consider their battle with weight a more personal, private matter. See ‘Weight-loss’, Page 12

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FIRE FIGHTERS

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

J.J. Guy Longtin, Chief Renfrew Fire Department Postal Bag 2000 152 Plaunt Street, South Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4G7

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TOWNSHIP OF McNAB/BRAESIDE

REQUEST FOR TENDER SEALED TENDERS on forms and in envelopes supplied by the Township, will be received by the undersigned until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011 for the following:

PW-2011-01 - One Diesel Powered 6 Ton Tandem Axle Truck Snowplow & Wing The Township of McNab/Braeside reserves the right to accept a tender that is not the lowest. Fax submissions or any other electronic submissions are not acceptable. A Public Bid Opening will be held immediately following closing time. For further information please contact: Brian Box Roads Superintendent info@mcnabbraeside.com

Noreen C. Mellema Chief Administrative Officer nmellema@mcnabbraeside.com

Township of McNab/Braeside 2508 Russett Drive Arnprior, Ontario K73 3G8 Phone: 613-623-5756 Toll-Free: 1-800-957-4621 451680

February 24, 2011 - The Renfrew Mercury

These are several of the members of the Renfrew TOPS group. From left, in the front row, are Shirley Eady, Eva Wall, Joan Cowan, Lynda Rogers and Meryl Martin; back row, Arnold Wall, Keith LeChasseur, Marie Lyons, Gwen Latendresse, Janis Vandodewaard, Cindy Ebert, Emily Ebert, Faith Ebert and Isabel Gibbons.


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Weight-loss

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for members to say how they lost weight. Nutrition-related articles or information are often shared. Anyone is welcomed to attend a free first session. For more details, call Ebert at 433-8241 or Lyons at 433-3219.

From page 11 Except when they attend TOPS sessions, that is. Weigh-in takes place prior to Thursday’s 6:30-7:30 p.m. sessions, which often feature a flab-gab, or forum

A C. difficile outbreak at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton has revealed a since-resolved outbreak at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. During her investigation, Hamilton Spectator reporter Joan Walters discovered that there was an outbreak

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But Hendriks went on to say there is beauty in all things, including the tears of the sad and the courage of the poor. “Our God holds each of us in His hands and cares for us,” he stressed. “The beauty of the message for us as a Christian school movement is that there is so much of the beauty of creation to celebrate,” said Hendriks, knowing the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools represents 12,000 student members. Much of beauty of Christian schooling, he pointed out, “has not been our fabulous works academically, or the physical prowess of our children, it’s not in memorizing multiplication tables or literacy or science experiments … although each of these do contain a certain beauty

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in and of themselves. The inner beauty of our schools has been in our relationship to our Creator, in our relationship to our students, in our relationship to each other. When that is well, nothing else compares to that beauty.” The first 25 years of the history of Renfrew and District Christian School has been “foundational in bringing us to today,” noted Hendriks But if there’s a really important time for Christian school, he said it is now. “Indeed, this thing called Christian day schooling has reached its time. Never before has our calling been so strong. “Five or so hours a day, for about 1,000 hours a year, we have a chance to instill in our children, God’s calling on their lives to be faithful servants of He who made everything beautiful in its time.” Accordingly, Hendriks praised supporters of the local school, including those who run its thrift shop. Renfrew & District Christian School features 24 students, from junior kindergarten through Grade 8. The principal is Sabrina Vandersleen, who told The Mercury, “With the 25th anniversary of the school, we’re thankful to God that we’re able to offer Christian education to families in Renfrew. “And we’re hoping for another 25 years.” The annual fundraising banquet also featured a successful silent auction of about 40 items.

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Sports The team of, from left, Steve Head, Renfrew; Brad Downton, Ottawa, Evan Charles, Charlottetown and James Kurtz, Ottawa claimed top honours in the Wrecked Division of the Scobie Hockey Day in Canada 3-on-3 hockey tournament. Organizers thank sponsors Renfrew Rent-All, Weiss Construction, Rocky Mountain House, Sledzz Smokin BBQ, Fiebig Trophy Engraving and Thompson Septic Tank Pumping.

CRACKERS CUP CHAMPIONS The Scobies held their ninth annual Hockey Day in Canada 3-on-3 hockey tournament on Jeffreys Lake in front of their cottage property Jan. 29. Presenting the coveted Crackers Cup for 2011, from left, is tournament convenor Ian Kemp to the team of Matt O’Connor, Dan St. Michael, Kyle Peterdy and Rob Salvatore.

Timberwolves down by two games, season in jeopardy PETER CLARK peter.clark@metroland.com

By the time you see these sports pages, the Renfrew Timberwolves could be facing elimination in the 2010-11 Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League playoffs. After losing a tough 4-2 decision in the opening game of their best-of-seven Valley Division semifinal series to the Perth Blue Wings Friday, the Wolves suffered a disappointing 6-2 setback Sunday at the

Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. Game three was played Wednesday night in Perth. Game four Friday at the MAC is at 8 p.m. GAME 1: PERTH 4 WOLVES 2 It was there for the taking. But the failure to capitalize on scoring opportunities while outplaying the Blue Wings over the first two periods, and penalties in the final stanza, led to Renfrew’s undoing.

Raiders earn seven wrestling medals PETER CLARK peter.clark@metroland.com

Renfrew Collegiate Institute wrestlers dominated as they medalled in seven of their weight classes at the Eastern Ontario (EOSSAA) wrestling championship hosted by the Raiders in the Grant Gymnasium Feb. 15. Megan Rousselle, Josie Diotte, Shohannah Smith, James Foran and Jake Cartman captured gold, and Karyn Thompson and Angel Smith silver medals. All seven athletes earn the right to compete at the Ontario (OFSAA) wrestling championship in Sudbury next month. RCI also won the girls division. “Your hard work in preparing for your matches and your perseverance while on the mat paid off,” Patty Edwards of the RCI coaching staff said. Two other wrestlers coached by Renfrew’s Harry Smith, namely Collin Atherton of Opeongo, and Jeanne-Lajoie’s Craig

The teams were deadlocked 2-2 before five consecutive Perth powerplays took the starch out of the Wolves attack. The Blue Wings scored just once during that time frame, but Nick Brunet’s goal 3:34 into the final stanza on a two-man advantage proved to be the game winner. Blair Barr beat Wolves netminder Mike Rosebrook from above the right-wing faceoff circle eight minutes later to give Perth breathing room. Peter McGahey and Ben Minkus counted earlier Blue Wing markers. Jesse Riopelle and Jimmy MacMillan answered for the Wolves, tying the game on each occasion. The Wolves had numerous scoring chances, starting right off the bat 10 seconds in, but Perth’s Jeremy Wright was the game’s first star, and made the saves his team needed until they pulled free in the third period. The Wolves lost the services of a top sniper in Curtis Sernoskie with a knee injury in the first period. GAME 2: PERTH 6 WOLVES 2 The Wolves deserved a better fate in the

Mercury photo by Peter Clark

Shohannah Smith, right, of the RCI Raiders wrestles her way to gold at the EOSSAA championships in the Grant Gymnasium Feb. 15. Hedden, also claimed EOSSAA gold. The Arnprior Redmen have been an unstoppable force in the Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association junior boys basketball division the past couple of years, and their dominance showed in the Renfrew County championship last Thursday afternoon on their home court. The Redmen shot the lights out en route to claiming the 2010-11 title, 103-20 over a beleaguered

RCI junior squad. It was just the second loss of 2010-11 for the Junior Raiders, both to Arnprior. Including the county semifinal, RCI went 10-and-0 against the rest of the league. The Bishop Smith Crusaders topped the Raiders 3-0 in the Renfrew County senior girls volleyball semifinal. The host Fellowes Falcons defended their volleyball crown in both the senior and junior divisions.

first game of the series. Not so in the second. Other than scoring the game’s first goal, they were simply outplayed in every department. Perth answered Derrin Lehoux’s powerplay tally with two quick goals, and then blew the doors off with four unanswered middle-stanza markers for a 6-1 lead. Gio Falsetti had goals 12 seconds apart late in the second period to put the game away. Brady Clouthier notched Renfrew’s second goal in the third period. Goaltender Mike Rosebrook was relieved by Richard Barr between the Renfrew pipes after the fourth Perth tally. The only thing the Wolves won was Jimmy MacMillan’s fight over Perth’s Harris Trip in the second period. The Wolves also lost the services of Lucas Gonu and Matt Johnston for the night on head-check offences. Game four is Friday night at 8 p.m. at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. If necessary, the series continues Sunday in Perth at 8:15 p.m.; Tuesday in Renfrew at 8 p.m.; and Friday, March 4 in Perth at 7:45 p.m.

A tough deficit to erase We were thinking about going back into the archives to see when the Wolves last overcame a 2-0 deficit to win a playoff series. You might have to go back to the 1980s. I recall a comeback over the Carleton Place Legion Kings which the local squad survived by the skin of their teeth in game seven 6-5. That was on the road, as was the following year when the Wolves overcame a 3-1 series deficit to win game seven in Richmond. The Wolves also fought off a 3-1 deficit to outlast the Pontiac Juniors in the

Valley Division final of 1989, the last year in the Old Barn. And once in Wolves’ post-season history, they fell behind 3-0 before reeling off four consecutive wins. They attained that rare feat against the Goulbourn Royals in the 1991 playoffs. The Renfrew North Stars also pulled themselves from an 0-3 hole to surpass Morrisburg in the senior loop in the 1960s. But in each of these cases, the Renfrew team wasn’t the decided underdog as they are in their series against the Perth Blue Wings today.

Needless to say, 2-0 is the biggest deficit they can afford to put the themselves into, in this series. It might already be too late. * * * The overtime serieswinning goal for the Jr. B Timberwolves in Perth in the opening round four years ago was scored by Joran Graham. And for this week: The departed Tomas Kaberle has played the third most number of games all time among Toronto Maple Leaf defenceman. Name the only two players to have played more games on the Toronto blueline.


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The Renfrew Midget Timberwolves have advanced to the Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League championship series. Brett Riopelle had two goals and Tyler Kelly a single in Renfrew’s 3-2 win over Valley Storm. Stephen Cuthill and Jared Riopelle added two assists and Blake Schwartz the netminding win. The Midget Wolves meet Pembroke in the league final. The Wolves and Arnprior Packers will need a third game to decide their bantam quarterfinal series. Arnprior won the opener 4-2 while the Wolves answered with a 5-1 triumph. Adam Martin scored in each game. Austin Scheuneman, Matt Lacharity, Drew Edwards, Kevin Crozier and Rory Whalen tabbed singles. Wyatt Zohr collected two helpers. Chloe Eady earned the win while Jonathan Chippure was tagged with the loss in the series opener. The Bantam Wolves competed in a Montreal tournament. They lost the bronze medal match and went 2-and-3. Martin had two goals, Edwards, John Pettigrew, Bill Karras and Auston Pierce solos. Eady added a shutout. The Peewee Wolves lost their quarterfinal series in three games following 4-1 and 3-0 losses to Valley Storm. Kraig Thompson scored while Cameron Iob started and left the 4-1 game with an injury. Colin Schwartz took over between the pipes. Iob was back for game three, but the Wolves fail to manufacture any scoring. The Peewee Wolves also fell 3-2 to Metcalfe and 4-2 to Smiths Falls in the Perth tournament. Thompson had two goals, Zach Moran and Evan Gillan singles. Schwartz was between the pipes. The Atom Wolves were idle. They lead their quarterfinal series over Deep River 1-0. The Rink Rat Pro Shop got off to a sizzling start in the novice house hockey playoffs with a 17-0 win over Barry’s Bay. Justin Schutt had eight goals, Jack O’Grady five, Connor Zohr three and Nicholas Brisco one. Tom MacAskill posted the shutout. The Rink Rats were in a Kanata tournament and lost 5-2, 6-3 and 2-0. Jack O’Grady had three goals and Jack Stewart one. Renfrew Pizzeria defeated Pembroke 4-2 and 3-2 to advance. Crawford Leavoy had four goals to reach the 50 mark. Alex Vanderploeg added two goals and Liam Todd one. Katie Brydges backstopped the two wins. Canadian Tire was knocked from the playoffs 5-1 and 2-0 by Pembroke. CTC also lost both games in an Almonte tournament. Nycholas Pearse had the

only goal. Tyson Johnston was between the pipes for CTC. Petawawa edged Renfrew Metro 2-1 in playoff action. Colby Bleeks scored. Metro also won B honours in a Cobden tournament. Goaltender Summer Simons and her teammates lost to Petawawa 7-3 and defeated Eganville 7-4 and Barry’s Bay 9-4. Bleeks had 10 goals, Carter Sammon seven, and Connor Lowe and Dustin Stroud singles. Barker’s Collision Centre tied Cobden 2-2 and blanked them behind the shutout goaltending of McKale Van Genderen and a Hunter Gilchrist goal 1-0 in the atom playoffs. Bryce Schaap earned the goaltending tie. Cody Mackin and novice call-up Crawford Leavoy scored. Nicholas Wright had a hat trick and Daniel Brisco the other in a 4-1 Farrell’s Installation victory over Petawawa. Tanton Landriault had two assists and goaltender Jacob Miller the win. Scotiabank lost the final regular season peewee game to Deep River 5-2. The same two teams have since split playoff encounters. Deep River won 2-1 and Scotiabank 4-1. Brad Sheen, Dawson Brown and John Agnew had two goals, Cole Turcotte the other. Carter Atkins was in net for Scotiabank. Nicholas Wright scored the goal and Braedon Vincent posted his 10th shutout as NAPA Auto Parts edged B.R. Fulton Construction 1-0. Jordan Vandersleen was in goal for Fulton’s. The teams tied game two 1-1. Dawson Campbell and Chase Parkinson exchanged goals. Budget Roofing lost its bantam series 2-1 and 2-0 to Arnprior. They also went 1-and-2 in a Barry’s Bay tournament. Frank Hanniman had two goals, Calum Chalmers, Justin Knight-Locke, Carter Briscoe, Tyshawn LaFont and Justin Visinski singles. Carter Blimkie notched a 4-0 shutout win over Westmeath in the tournament. Fraser’s Clothes Shop won the B final in Deep River. They answered a 2-1 loss to Canterbury with wins over Cobden 3-1 and Stittsville 4-2 behind the netminding of peewee house call-up Carter Atkins. Carson Eady had a hat trick, Neal Gibbons two goals, and Cody Corbin, Ryan McNulty and Jessey Chapieski singles. Fraser’s lost 3-1 and 3-0 to Deep River in the playoffs. Brandon Kelly scored. Jon Carlson was in goal. Renfrew Esso lost 6-1 and 3-2 to Arnprior in the midget playoffs. Zach McWhirter had two goals, and Joel Ferguson the other. Schyler Sanftenberg was between the pipes. McWhirter and Ferguson also scored for Esso in a Petawawa tournament.

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Adults $10 Children 6-12 - $5 Age 5 & under - free

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Men’s Industrial Golf League

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011

Openings available for teams on Tuesday and Wednesday Night

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Advance tickets available at Aikenhead’s, Home Hardware, Dahl’s & AT THE DOOR

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REDUCED LOAD LIMITS Pursuant to By-Law 2005-10, reduced load limits will be strictly enforced on all township roads from February 1st to May 31st inclusive, or later if conditions warrant. Vehicle loads will be restricted to 5 tonnes per axle on all Township Roads where appropriate signs have been erected. Signs may be erected anytime after February 1st, 2011, depending on weather conditions. Chris Kunopaski Road Superintendent 450918

RENFREW CURLING RINK

Ladies Night

As per usual, dinner is scheduled every other Thursday and will continue to be a scramble shotgun. On the Thursdays in between, come out after 4 pm and play for $10. No signing up ahead. Show up with a team or as a single, play a scramble or your own game. Prizes for closest to the pin, closest to the rope and longest drive.

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St. Patty’s Community Bonspiel Friday & Saturday, March 18 - 19, 2011 2 6-end Games Dinner, Games, Prizes Fun Fun Fun

First Scheduled Ladies Night Thurs April 28, 2011

Prizes for Best Costumes

Contact Kevin or Jo-Anne at 613-432-8080 for more information.

New Curlers Welcome $25/Person - $100/Team Registration Starts at 6:30 Friday Contact Gert Brydges 432-4267 or Sign-up Sheet at the Curling Club

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Midgets in final

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Sport and Recreation BEHIND THE GLASS

Renfrew closes gap

Now accepting registration for our newest program the Jailhouse Program.

ANDY SKLEPOWICZ

Do you have children between the ages of 10-12 who are home alone after school? Then maybe our program is right for you!

Renfrew Curling Rink

Northcote held its annual fun day at the community hall on Saturday. It was cold and windy outside, but that didn’t stop many hearty souls from attending this year’s event. Above left, Jim Crozier competes in the log sawing contest; at right, Colin Charron has his ball and is ready to go outside with the support of Georgia Clemmer.

The senior men continued their pursuit of the Low Cup, facing teams from Deep River in Arnprior. Once again they opened with a pair of losses in the morning, followed by a pair of wins in the afternoon. The team of Rob Warren, Don Rouble, Don Lowe and Eric Craig lost 10 -7 and won 7-6 while Dave Eady, Jim Berg, Jim Freemark and Rory McKay lost 8-5 and won 10-4. Most weeks, this would have meant dropping further behind the point leaders, Pembroke, but not this time. Pembroke also split their decisions and even had fewer points due to fewer ends won. And so with just a few weeks remaining Renfrew has closed the gap and it will probably come down to the last games to see if Renfrew can catch Pembroke and retain the Cup for a 14th straight year. In club action, the senior men declared the team of Rob Warren, Lorne Storie, Eric Craig and Rick McCallum the winners of the fourth draw and the H.B. Elliott trophy with a record of 7-1. Thursday afternoon mixed saw Andy Sklepowicz, Faye Warren, Dave Anderson and Willard Kranch take the top spot in the third draw. And finally Rob Warren, Dan Visutski, Faye Warren and Shawn Mulvagh finished atop the hotly-contested Wednesday night skins league, one win ahead of a trio of teams. In upcoming events, the next fun spiel will be the St. Patty’s, running Friday and Saturday March 18 and 19 hosted by Gert Brydges (613-4329776) and Charlie Ricard (613-432-2402). You can register as a team or as an individual and you can curl your two games on Saturday or spread them out over the two days. And as always there will be a great meal at the end with great prizes and fun galore Don’t miss out on it! And to cap off the year we have a new event. On April 1-3 we will be holding the Club Championship Spiel. This will be a men’s and ladies playoff competition to declare club champions in both events. There will also be a banquet Saturday evening. Get your team together and enter now. Contact Andy Sklepowicz (613-432-6725) or Cliff Valleau (613-433-3427) for more information or if you can help out.

Members of this program will have the whole facility during after school hours. Program participants will spend time completing their homework assignments, as well as, have time to socialize with their peers.

For more information on the Teen Saloon’s Jailhouse Program or other programs please contact the Teen Saloon at 613-433-8991

We have 40 spots available Mon-Fri, from 3pm to 6/7pm at a cost of $7 per hour. Associate to Participant ration will be 1: 4 –8 max. Homework assistants to participant ratio is 1:4 If interested in enrolling your child(ren) in this program please call 613-433-8991 or visit

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Jaguar girls reach hockey final PETER CLARK

peter.clark@metroland.com

Mercury photos by Peter Clark

Abbi Peer makes her way down the big snow slide at the Northcote fun day. At right, it was so cold and windy, they sent Riley out to get some firewood. The day also included children’s games, nail hammering, euchre, auction, ticket draws and lots of food.

More ringette medals for UOV CAROLYN DOUCETTE UOV Ringette Association

The Upper Ottawa Valley Tween B ringette team continued their winning streak and brought home a second gold medal in as many weekends from the West Ottawa tournament. UOV went up against an undefeated Arnprior team, and with

one second to go, Emily Agnew of Eganville hit the net to lead the Tween team to a 6-5 win. Solid between the pipes was Bria Katsoulis. The Belle B team was in North Bay to take part in the eighth annual Agnes Jacks West Ferris Ringette Tournament. They brought home silver. See ‘UOV Ringette’, Page 35

The St. Joseph’s Jaguars girls hockey team placed second in tournament action at Petawawa Feb. 16. Candice Albanese had a hat trick and Kassandra Mulvihill two goals in a 9-0 whitewashing of the General Panet Panthers. Maura McGrath, Laura Hagerman, Breigh Whalen and Caroline Holley added singles. Shelby Whalen posted her second consecutive shutout as the Jaguars and Madawaska Valley District Wolves tied 0-0 in St. Joseph’s second contest. The Jeanne-Lajoie Chevaliers topped the

Jaguars 3-0 in the final. It was a heart-breaking day for the Jaguars at the Renfrew County junior girls volleyball championships Thursday in Pembroke. The Jaguars lost a tough 15-12 decision in the fifth set to the Arnprior Redmen in the county semifinal, and were edged again by the Madawaska Valley District Wolves. The Barry’s Bay school took the decisive fifth set 16-14 in an Eastern Ontario (EOSSAA) qualifying match for A schools. Nolan Saumure qualified for the Eastern Ontario (EOSSAA) snowboarding championships at Camp Fortune.

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The Renfrew Mercury - February 24, 2011

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Greater Madawaska Public Library welcomes new board, prepares for March Break MARY JOAN HALE Librarian

The Greater Madawaska Public Library has a new library board. The chairman, elected by the trustees, is Bruce Parker who has served two previous terms, one as council representative. Pat Ripmeester is the vice-chairman and recording secretary. Roberta Pringle chairs the finance and budget committee. I am treasurer and corresponding secretary. Donna-Marie Kennedy and Yvonne Barclay, newly-appointed trustees, make up the balance of the board. The trustees are very enthusiastic

about the next four years and I, too, am looking forward to many exciting events to come. They have hit the ground running and are already working on the 2011 budget. Plans for March Break are underway and events are planned for each day, Monday to Thursday. We open with a children’s entertainer, Mary Lambert, from Kingston. The show will be at 2 p.m. at the Calabogie Community Centre (Adults and kids 12 and over: $3; kids under 12: $2). The events for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are being finalized and will be announced shortly. Be ready for four days of fun.

I am happy to announce that Sharon Shalla will be working on a project in our library until October. Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Sharon will be digitizing our collection of archival materials. These items comprise much of the history of our Township. Anyone in the Township with materials which they wish to donate may do so. Sharon will be implementing our ematerials. We have access to websites, many of which are through Knowledge Ontario and offered free of charge. Unfortunately, being a staff of one, I

have not been able to offer these to our patrons adequately. Sharon comes with a rich background in this area and will create workshops and market the materials for our Township. Please help the Board and me to welcome Sharon to Greater Madawaska Public Library. Last but not least, we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. Kids come to the Library at 4 p.m. prepared to join the Cat-in-the Hat and do some crafts and eat cake! You may dress up as one of your favourite characters such as Thing One, or Thing Two, a Who from Whoville or ‘whomever’ you wish!

Bean bake-off in GM Vo l u n t e e r firefighters are important, and plans are in the works to celebrate them March 8 in Greater Madawaska. The public is invited to show they care by joining the firefighters at the DACA Centre – the middle of the township in case the department gets a fire call – in a night for you and your family to show the volunteer fire fighters they are appreciated and the citizens are glad to have a fire department. The “zero taxpayer-dollar event” is being funded through donations and a baked bean cook-off. Call 613-433-2545 to make a donation or to register your beans for the title of ‘Best Beans in Greater Madawaska’. Bean pickup and pot drop off is available. Even if you can’t help with a donation or beans, you are invited to join the group for cake and coffee on March 8 at 7 p.m., for an evening of recognition and appreciation.

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Cell: 613-570-1443 3 bedroom bungalow with insulated garage/ workshop + finished lower level with large family room. MLS#775840

280 Mask Road Building lot in Industrial Park. Zoned M-3 with many possibilities! MLS#779371

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63 ALVA DRIVE

Great Value for this 3 bedroom semi-detached bungalow with finished basement. MLS#778706

• Close to Hwy 17 for commuters with great view of Muskrat Lake • Bright, spacious sunken living room with propane fireplace • 2 verandahs, central air, new furnace, central vac and the list goes on! MLS#755689

IN TOWN, COUNTRY LIVING, RECREATIONAL OR COMMERCIAL. We have something for everyone whatever your price point! Visit: www.royallepageoneil.com or Call: 613-432-8122

46 Haramis Drive Prime location for this building lot! MLS#769906 161 Bank Street Excellent in-town building lot! MLS#770784 O’Brien Road Excellent location for highway access. 1 acre lot in the heart of high commercial activity. Plenty of options & potential. MLS#781726

660 HYDRO BAY ROAD • Waterfront acreage to build your dream home. • 19 acres with 725’ of waterfront on Muskrat Lake with trails throughout • Sandy beach & 3 boat launches • Great for hunting, cross country skiing, 4 wheelers or just exploring. MLS#755153

72 PRINCE STREET • • • • • •

2 Units available FOR LEASE on lower level Unit C -760 sq. ft., Unit D-900 sq. ft. Central to downtown area Gas heat & central air Rent includes heat & hydro Perfect spot for doctor, lawyer, accounting offices or general office space MLS#781732, MLS#781733

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Town living with a country feel! 2+1 bedroom bungalow with private fenced backyard Detached oversized single garage Upgraded windows, shingles, flooring & 4pc bath Close to hospital & school MLS#782445

627 FORTINGTON STREET

98 & 100 RAGLAN STREET SOUTH • Put your business where it can be seen in high traffic area • 1200 sq. ft. retail space with 2 – 1 bedroom apartments upstairs, currently tenant occupied • Available for immediate occupancy • Prime location with plenty of parking MLS#775296

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FOR LEASE Explore the opportunities Bright & spacious with 2 front door entry Private office in back Plenty of Parking Ideal location – close to HWY#17 & box stores MLS#770869

5961 MATAWATCHAN ROAD

54 PLAUNT STREET N.

540 ABERDEEN STREET

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Situated on quiet dead end street Well maintained 2 bedroom, 2 storey home Gleaming hardwood floors, 3 season sunroom and detached garage New furnace, newer windows and roof Call today for your personal viewing. MLS#781427

• This 2 bedroom bungalow is situated in Griffith on a private treed lot • Cozy wood stove in living room • Detached sunroom, large outbuilding + garage, all with tin roofs • Available for immediate occupancy • Well Maintained, Neat & Tidy!MLS#759114

298 BALDWIN STREET 463 JESSUP ROAD • • • •

Bungalow just a minute walk to the lake Detached insulated garage, private back deck Well maintained with fully finished lower level Private location for commuters to Renfrew or Pembroke MLS#781290

• Great starter home for the young family! • 1.5 storey, 3 bedroom home with many upgrades including roof, shingles, windows, oak kitchen, flooring. • Dining, living room, kitchen, laundry on main floor • Nestled on a large corner lot and close to school playground. MLS#782385

406 HUBERS ROAD • 300 ACRES to explore with breathtaking views and spring fed pond • 4 Bedroom Farmhouse with fieldstone fireplace • Several log outbuildings + heated 3 bay garage • Wraparound & heated porch MLS#782100

63 MCBRIDE ROAD • New home built in 2010 with higher end finishing touches • Includes 6 new appliances • Fully finished lower level • Open concept living/dining room and kitchen with hardwood floors MLS#781868

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EADY REALTY, INC. Brokerage

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

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Patti Reid

Updated High Ranch on a private lot with nice country view. Nicely decorated inside and out makes for a wonderful place for you and your family. 2 separate entrances and set up as 2 living units. Use as a rental or Granny Suite. New Wood/Oil furnace in 2010. Only a short drive to Pembroke, Eganville, Douglas or Cobden. Call Vince 613-433-2254 MLS #782655

6647 HIGHWAY 132

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5268 QUEEN ST.

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Rick Reid Sales Rep.

Cell

401-3212

5184 QUEEN ST. GOOD VALUE

Larger Than It Looks! This 1-1/2 storey, 3 bedroom home offers lots of room for small family. Main floor laundry, bath and family room. Great location in centretown Renfrew. $127,900. Call Kelly to view. 613-433-2681. MLS #781718

This is a beautifully renovated home is the heart of the Ottawa Valley only a short drive from Renfrew, this home boasts an attached garage and huge lot. $149,900. Call Vince at 613-433-2254. MLS #781822

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

24007 HIGHWAY 41

161 READY AVE.

27 QUEEN STREET

$139,900

658 AIRMILES

Charlene Riopelle Badour Vincent Johnston

Sales Rep.

170 QUEEN ST.

NEW LISTING - 848 BULGER RD.

81 STEVENSON CRES.

Dennis Yakaback

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

ON BONNECHERE RIVER

590 AIRMILES

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

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

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

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

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.

485 COUMBES LANE

7 GRANT’S SETTLEMENT RD.

177 ARTHUR

131 PATRICK AVE.

429 RAGLAN ST. N.

1.25 ACRES

SALE G PENDIN

NEW PRICE

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

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. 168,900 MLS#778464

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

Affordable, centrally located home! 11/2 storey, 2 bedrooms. Fenced rear yard. Only $114,900. Call Kelly to view 613433-2681. MLS#779065

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

1668 BURNSTOWN RD.

78 QUARRY ST.

104 PRINCE AVE.

2855B HIGHWAY 132

2544 CALABOGIE RD.

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

360 AIRMILES 350 AIRMILES

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

$159,900. Spacious and gracious! This 11/2 storey sits on a lovely deep lot close to downtown. Main floor offers a large living rm. with hardwd floors and fireplace. Seperate dining room. Upstairs there are 3 bedrms and sitting rm. Call Dennis 613-432-0041. MLS#781448

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

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

533 GILLAN RD.

85 WINDLE LANE

202 BRYDGES ROAD

LOTS FOR SALE

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

Three lots on Holmes Rd. 2.59, 3.07 and 3.46 looking out over the Dragonfly golf course. Call Charlene 613-433-4082.

NEW PRICE

510 AIRMILES

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

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

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

I welcome your weekend call on any listed property


Fishing

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It’s time to get the lines back out on the Ottawa River. The sixth annual Castleford Charity Ice Fishing Derby runs Saturday, March 5 from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Pick your spot to fish, anywhere from Chenaux Dam to Chats Falls. A shanty breakfast is being served at 6 a.m. and supper at 5 p.m. supplied by the Horton Volunteer Firefighters Association at the Horton Community Centre. Tickets for the derby are $10 for adults, and $5 for youth age 17 and under, available in advance at JR’s Country Store in Chenaux; Robbins Convenience at Braeside; Towey’s Bay’T & Tackle, Castleford; Gourley’s Store & Gas Bar, Renfrew; B&B Buy Back, Arnprior; and Renfrew locations Scott and Sons Hardware and NAPA Auto Parts. Tickets can also be purchased until 1 p.m. on the day of the derby. “It may be hard to beat the more than 800 tickets we sold for the derby last year, but we’re going to try,” said Don Storie of the organizing committee. Weigh-ins are at Towey’s Bay’T & Tackle, and MNR regulations apply with live release of fish. Your ticket stub is required at the fish weigh-in. Thousands of dollars in prizes and draws are up for grabs, including a junior draw for a 110 cc hummer, and senior draw for a flag-screen TV. A Minn kota trolling motor and guided musky fishing trip are among other main prizes to be drawn. There is also a 50-50 draw. First prize for the largest fish is $300 plus a trophy. There is also a memorial trophy named in memory of Larry Rawn, a long-time organizer of the Castleford ice fishing derby. “There will be a large plaque at the Horton Community Centre with his picture on it,” Storie said. Awards are presented at the Horton Community Centre starting a 7 p.m. followed by live entertainment with Rick and Bailey Rogers, and On Tour from Carleton Place. Storie cautions all award winners, there is one significant

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tween 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. That’s the only time,” Storie stresses. More information on the Castleford Charity Ice Fishing Derby can be found on the event website at www.castlefordicefishingderby. com.

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change this year. “Any fishing prize winners or draw prize winners who don’t pick up their prize at the awards (presentations after the derby) can pick them up at the old Castleford Store on Saturday, March 19 be-

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PETER VINCENT

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

330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3

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

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SPECTACULAR VIEWS Over one acre of land centrally located in town, overlooking the river this prime lot offers many opportunities. Call Peter at 613-432-0319. MLS#782020

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A QUIET LOCATION 127 Grant Blvd. Asking $235,000. Tastefully decorated throughout, kitchen renovations just completed, three bedroom bungalow on an oversized lot. Large family room addition. Finished basement. Call Peter at 613-432-0319. MLS#782332

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

272 JORDAN AVE

GREAT COMMERICAL LOCATION

MLS# 768646.

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

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


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163 Elk St.

SOLD 188 CROSS AVE. 1-1/2 STOREY – Redone home - 2 baths - new furnace, freshly painted. Helen 432-0058.

838 8TH ST. A-1 GARDEN HOME – End unit - c/air - 2 levels completely finished - 2 baths - family room and 3 bedrooms. Move-in right away. Call Helen to view 432-0058.

SOON TO BE STARTED AT THIS ADDRESS – Good-sized lot (backing onto park land) custom bungalow - 2 bedrooms and 2 baths hardwood and ceramic. Call Helen for floor plans 432-0058.

777 PUCKER ST. ON RENFREW’S EDGE 2 levels completely finished - woodstove in lower level - 4 bedrooms - above ground pool. Call Helen @ 432-0058.

LOTS FOR SALE • HURDS LAKE (Rosebrugh Rd.) 3 building lots • COMM. BUILDING LOT - Raglan St. N. • BARRYVALE, MORNINGSIDE CRT.

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

124 BELLAMY WAY GOLDEN LAKE

11 SENIORS CRESCENT MINK LAKE

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

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

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Nature

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Common mergansers feeding on the Madawaska River Richard McManus saw two pair of common mergansers on the Madawaska River in the open water this week. The birds are fish eaters and the river provides an excellent food source for them. It is also the habitat necessary for raising young: a good food source, quiet areas for nest building and generally predator free. Common mergansers are slightly smaller than the common loon. The male has a black head with a greenish sheen, white neck and flanks and a redorange bill. The female has a reddish brown head with a shaggy crest and a red-orange bill. Females are known to lay eggs in the nests of other females resulting in very large clutches. On April 25 last year Adele Scobie photographed a single female with 26-plus young in tow. Without any extra additions females can lay up to 17 eggs.

JIM FERGUSON SCENE FROM THE HAWK’S EYE eating the buds on the trees; others were eating snow on the tree limbs. They acted like one large family. We also had six deer in our backyard around dusk last night nibbling on the fallen birdseed near the birdfeeder. One was very aggressive running towards the others, driving them away. They sometimes pawed at each other as well. Deanna Joe Deanna, at this time of year when natural food is in short supply we get all kinds of visitors at our feeders including white-tailed deer, sometimes too many. The waxwings feed on maple buds. especially sugar maple and silver maple when fruit is not available. IT IS TOUGH BEING AN EAGLE

WHERE THE FOOD IS Hi Jim and Ila: On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5 and 6 a flock of bohemian waxwings were feeding in the trees at the front of our house. Most were

Dave Oates saw a bald eagle being mobbed by a murder of crows this week. The crows were relentless in their attacks. They called in other crows from near and far to join in the fray. When

the threat was forced to leave the crows settled down as if nothing had happened. Their fear is that the eagles will evict them from their nesting territory. YOUNG STILL WITH PARENTS Donna Barr called and during a trip to the back of their farm on the Barr Line they saw two adult bald eagles and one of their offspring, a third-year bird. Juvenile or first year bald eagles are dark above with some white on the undersides of the wings, second year birds are dark brown and have flashes of white on the upper back, head and under the wings, third year birds are dark brown with white above the eyes and on the throat, back and flanks. They attain increased amounts of white in their feathers until they finally acquire their white head, tail and large yellow bill. Now that we have several of these birds in the area distinguishing between juveniles and adults is possible.

Two female common mergansers. Photo by Richard McManus.

REDPOLLS

frequent visitors at our feeders so far this winter. Flocks of 40 to 50 birds are not uncommon. The breast of the adult male has a distinctive pink wash on the breast and may extend down the flanks to the rump. The breast of the females is white or pale grey. Hoary redpolls are much whiter and the males have very little pink on the breast. Please watch for any birds that appear sick especially if they do not fly when you are able to get very close to them. It usually indicates salmonella poisoning. Cover the seed under your feeder with snow or move the feeder. Tracey Markie has an active and hungry flock at her feeder.

Common redpolls are the most

HE WILL BE MISSED

Our community lost one of its most respected members this past week with the passing of David Heins. Dave was a husband, father, grandfather, friend and above all a gentleman. His cherry disposition left us all in better humour after visiting with him. As a sportsman and naturalist he was always competent and knowledgeable giving his best to all his endevours. He will be missed by all who knew him as friend and collogue. Our sympathies go out to his wife Elaine and their family. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, R.R. 5, Renfrew, Ont., K7V 3Z8. Phone 613-432-2738 or email jamesh@ nrtco.net.

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Politics

Riding association firmly backs MP Gallant The local Conservative riding association has issued a press release on Conservative Party of Canada letterhead stating its unanimous support of RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant. The capitalized headline is crystal clear: “WE SUPPORT CHERYL.” The quotes are attributed to riding president Tom Tracey who speaks on behalf of the electoral riding association. “The remarks are on behalf of all the executive and reflects the feelings of all those present,” said an email in response to an

inquiry about the direct quotes throughout the release. The release follows: “The Conservative Riding Association for Renfrew-NipissingPembroke unanimously voiced their complete confidence in Member of Parliament Cheryl Gallant as our local representative in Parliament. “We support Cheryl. That sums up our feelings. We feel she is doing an excellent job in representing the people of this riding in Ottawa. “We are strong when we stand united. We stand united behind

Cheryl Gallant, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and our entire team in Ottawa. “Should an election be called, our Conservative Riding Association is ready. And, our Conservative candidate is more than ready to share her accomplishments and that of our Government in Ottawa! “We ‘Stand Up’ for Cheryl Gallant, the taxpayers of this riding, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Team in Ottawa. “We invite you, too, to Stand Up for Canada.”

Gallant column online

will be rolled out over the region over the next three years. Gallant reports a recent federal task force on financial literacy has reported many Canadians are missing out on billions of dollars in government benefits. She cites the National Child Benefit Supplement for families with children born after 2003 whose net income is under $40,970 as an example. The benefit qualifies families

for a $100 annual grant and a $500 Canada Learning Bond intended to kick-start a Registered Education Savings Plan to financially assist children to stay in school and get a post-secondary education. The task force found that 84 per cent of eligible parents have not applied for the benefit. Gallant advises parents to contact her office for details. For the full column, visit www. yourottawaregion.com.

In her February column, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant advises constituents they may be missing out on government benefits. She also writes about a major government-supported expansion in service that is bringing “affordable, high-speed Internet” to under-serviced areas of Renfrew County. The service

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GRATTAN RD. DOUGLAS

104 ACRES - $129,000,

- Ferguson Lake Road - 4 season recreational area - only 1 hour from Ottawa - borders on Crown Land - severance possible

GREAT LOCATION TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME. Lot is treed at road for privacy but cleared and ready to build at back. New drive and culvert. Hydro at driveway. $39,900. Call Lisa.

5 ACRES - $39,900,

- private building lot on Ferguson Lake Rd.

NEW

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NADOBNY LANE, HORTON $40,000 Wonderful area to put down roots. Large lot is cleared at front with some mature trees in back. Call Lisa for details.

- 400 ft. Natural shoreline on Muskrat Lake - build your dream home with boating, - swimming, fishing, & hunting at your back door.

Call Teri for details, 613-433-6994

LAND A GREAT INVESTMENT! (Put your money to work for you) Call Teri or Lisa for more information. RENFREW COUNTY

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

604 FORTINGTON ST.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

CONSTANT LAKE

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

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

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This beautiful little cat loves attention and is very affectionate. Lucy is a four-year-old grey, medium-haired, spayed female. Lucy was brought to the shelter because her owner was unfortunately unable to continue looking after her. She gets along with other cats and seems to enjoy their company. However, she does not get along with dogs and is an indoor cat only. She was born with only three feet, so she is missing her hind paw but is still able to get around very well.

This large, handsome, easygoing cat would make an excellent companion. Clarence is an approximately four-year old neutered male who was brought to the shelter as a stray to ďŹ nd a home. He is a quiet, affectionate cat who likes attention but isn’t demanding for it. He will tolerate other cats but really likes his own space. He is very curious and loves

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Seniors’ home support hosts hearing clinic March 9 Renfrew and Area Seniors Home Support

This month I would like to share with you some of our upcoming events. The hearing screening assessment clinic on Feb. 9 was very successful with 10 community members taking part. Due to the interest expressed in the clinic, Barb Christopher of the Canadian Hearing Society allowed us to book a second clinic on March 9. Appointments are scheduled for halfan-hour to allow you time to have your hearing screened, ask any questions you may have and see some of the adaptive devices available to help. We still have afternoon times available on March 9, so if you are interested in getting your hearing screened, please call our office (613-432-7691) and we would be happy to book your appointment. Calls have been coming into our office regarding our Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. This program will

be starting March 1 and is available to seniors and adults with disabilities who have simple tax situations. On Saturday, May 28 we are looking forward to hosting our first annual 50+ Community Showcase at the 433 Wing for those aged 50+ in our community to come out and see what services, products and leisure time pursuits are available in our community. The 50+ Community Showcase will feature vendors, organizations, service clubs, health agencies, professionals and entrepreneurs, a fashion show and guest speakers. If you or your business provides a product or service that would be of interest to the 50+ community, please give us a call (613-432-7691) to find out how you can take part. Next month I will feature a couple of other events that we are planning: an Easter luncheon with Charlie Ricard and Randy Foster’s 11th concert on our behalf.

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$12 million meat processing plant sold for $1.6 million It’s going to be interesting if the new owners of the bankrupt former Gencor Foods can make a profit operating the huge cow slaughtering plant that has changed ownerships four times in recent years. The plant closed in April of 2008. It had the misfortune of never staying open long under the different owners. The new owners, Miheala and Claudin Ciuciureanu, are from Romania and came to Canada nine years ago. They bought the plant, which they named Arnold Meat Packers, from the chief creditor, Farm Credit Canada, for $1.6 million. They invested $500,000 in renovations to get it up and running and get the approval of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The opening is a few months ahead of schedule. The first test run of 42 cull cows went through

MAYNARD VAN DER GALIEN RURAL ROUTES early this month. The owners plan to slaughter 160 head a day within a month and export the meat all over the world. It’s good news for livestock farmers. The Ciuciureanus had a packing plant and two sausage making plants in Romania. I have a feeling this couple will make a success of their new venture. Gencor, a farmer-owned cooperative, purchased the plant for two reasons: to provide an Ontario solution to the cull cow crisis resulting from export bans, and establish an integrated link in the meat industry from the farm gate to the consumer’s plate. The plant was opened in October of 2004. News at the time

Agricultural Wall of Fame names three inductees STEVE NEWMAN

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There’s still time to purchase tickets to the Renfrew County Agricultural Wall of Fame banquet. Inductions, which are now made every third year, will take place at the Saturday, March 5 banquet in the Renfrew Armouries. “The inductions recognize people who have contributed greatly to the agricultural sector,” says Donna Campbell, secretary of the agricultural wall of fame committee. The $22.50 tickets are still available by contacting Campbell at 613-432-5568, Ray Pender at 432-5521 or Eve Yantha at 432-2566. Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 28. The first wall of fame inductions occurred in 1996, when the nine inductees included Barclay Dick of Douglas, Harold and Ivan Hawthorne of Foresters Falls, Walter Kilby of Golden Lake and Ellard Powers of Beachburg. This year’s inductees will be McGregor’s Produce in McNab-Braeside Township, Jack and Janice McLaren of Cobden, and Larry Reaburn of Cobden.

said it could have opened sooner if the Canadian Food Inspection Agency hadn’t been so strict in the way the plant was designed. And so farmers continued sending their slaughter cows to Montreal, the only slaughter plant that was taking cows and paying very little for them. Cattle farmers saw prices plummet at auction barns from 50 cents or more a pound to 18 cents per pound or less for the “cull” or older cows. That was due to a closed Canadian border following the May, 2003 diagnosis of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in a single Alberta breeder cow. In the past, 70 per cent of dairy farmers’ cull cows were processed in the United States. Gencor put $12 million dollars into the farmer-owned slaughter plant to get it up and running. According to a web site I

The family members instrumental in the development of McGregor’s Produce include several McGregor family members, namely Noreen and Steve, Jim and Ann, Ian, Deb, Sarah and Cameron. McGregor’s Produce is a household name in the Ottawa Valley since it took that name in 1979 while selling produce at a roadside stand in Arnprior and at the Renfrew Farmers Market which the McGregors had attended for years. See ‘Inductees’, page 29

checked out at the time, $5.5 million came from the federal government’s FCC, $2-million from the federal government’s CanAdapt program and there was a $5-million operational loan from the Bank of Montreal. The Government of Ontario

through the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food under the Mature Animal Abattoir Fund also provided financial support. Why did the Ciuciureanus name the plant Arnold Meat Packers? Probably because it’s on Arnold Street.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY - WORKING FOREMAN/OPERATOR Small Business looking for Working Foreman/Operator

High Hoe Shovel, Bulldozer, Backhoe Main Duties: • Manage/oversee Septic Installations • Meet inspection requirements per drawings • Co-ordinate materials required • Maintain cost targets • Operate above equipment, if required Preferred Qualifications: • Min 5 yrs in Construction Trade • Prior Management Responsibilities or Small Business Owner • AZ Driver’s License and Septic Installer’s License an asset Send Resume to: Email: nancy.m55@gmail.com Fax: 613-839-2366 Mail: Lorne Montgomery Equip Rentals, 281 Old Coach Rd, Carp, Ont, K0A 1L0

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WINTER FUN DAY! Saturday February 26TH, 2011 Come Join in the Fun!!! Everyone Welcome

BOARD DIRECTORS

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

The Renfrew Victoria Hospital Corporation is governed by a volunteer Board comprised of up to 12 directors. Each year four directors are elected to serve a three year term. Incumbent Directors may apply for re-appointment.

Skating/Hockey on the lake The Bocce Bonspiel Tobogganning Huge bonfire

The Board is responsible for the governance of the Hospital, being alert to the healthcare needs of the region, working to provide sufficient resources to ensure the Hospital is able to fulfill its mandate, and ensuring that resources are used efficiently and effectively. The Board's decisions have substantial impact on the Hospital's viability and the region's healthcare services.

Warm up in Geordie’s with a game of pool or ping pong or watch a game on the big screen T.V. Bring a donation for the Arnprior Food Bank. Warm up near the fire place at the Lakeside grill & enjoy our lunch & dinner specials

For more information please call: Tel: 613-623-3133 Toll Free: 1-888-650-8572 Or visit our website at: www.cedarcove.ca

The Governance Committee of the Board is calling for applications from interested individuals who have a commitment to providing strategic policy direction and leadership for the continued development of the hospital and are prepared to commit personal time and effort of approximately 10-15 hours a month. Criteria have been established for the selection of directors to ensure a balance of skills, relevant experience, competencies and perspectives.

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Directors shall be a resident or employed or carried on business in Renfrew County for a continuous period of six months immediately prior to being appointed. Interested candidates may request application forms by calling 613-432-4851 ext. 260 or emailing buttles@renfrewhosp.com or by visiting www.renfrewhosp.com.

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Deadline for applications is March 11, 2011. Only those candidates meeting the criteria will be invited for an interview. Thank you for your interest and support of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital.

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Jack and Janice McLaren of Cobden will also be inducted into the wall of fame after operating McLaren Farm Systems from 1957 to 1994. Jack became the youngest dealer ever hired by Milking Machine Company in March 1957 before starting Jack McLaren Farm Services Limited later that year. In the early 1960s, the business expanded to include the Jutras line and Beatty Brothers equipment, then the Pat line of barn cleaner and silo unloaders. The company also took on other lines and

tained the philosophy of leaving the soil in better condition year after year. He has strived to do so while experimenting with plowing, minimum tillage and no tillage; increasing soil organic matter; and using different planting methods. The Wall of Fame banquet’s supper starts at 7 p.m. The induction ceremony is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. - With files from the Renfrew County agricultural wall of fame committee.

ALL PERSONS having claims against the Estate of Theresa Jeannette Rainville, late of the City of Oshawa, Province of Ontario, who died on or about the 4th day of August 2010 are hereby notified to send particulars of same to the undersigned on or before March 10, 2011 after which date the estate will be distributed with regard only to claims of which the undersigned shall then have notice. DATED: February 10, 2011

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN THE ESTATE OF

IN THE ESTATE OF

MARY KATHLEEN (KAY) DERRY

LOUIS JOHN HEBERT LATE OF THE TOWN OF RENFREW, IN THE COUNTY OF RENFREW,RETIRED, DECEASED. NOTICE is hereby given that all creditors and others having claims against the above-named deceased, who died on or about the 30th day of December, 2010, are required to file particulars thereof with the undersigned on or before the 7th day of March, 2011.

AND TAKE NOTICE that after the last mentioned date the assets of the estate will be distributed to the persons entitled, having regard only to those claims of which notice shall have been received as aforesaid.

AND TAKE NOTICE that after the last mentioned date the assets of the estate will be distributed to the persons entitled, having regard only to those claims of which notice shall have been received as aforesaid.

DATED at Renfrew, Ontario this 2nd day of February, 2011.

DATED at Renfrew, Ontario this 2nd day of February, 2011.

Ronald Stewart, Elizabeth Bracht, And David A. Stewart Estate Trustees By their Solicitors: McNab, Stewart & Prince Barristers & Solicitors 117 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P8

David A. Stewart, Estate Trustee By his solicitors: McNab, Stewart & Prince Barristers & Solicitors 117 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P8 448387

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291 Plaunt St. S. Rev. Heather Kinkaid Rev. Barry Goodwin Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Wheelchair Accessible Loop Hearing System Upgraded Sound System Church Office 613-432-2285 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call if transportation required

Ministers: The Reverends Brian and Alison Sharpe Organist: Mrs. Elizabeth Brumm, H.B.Mus., A.R.CT.(2) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 10:00 a.m. – Worship Nursery Care Available Sunday School 10:00 a.m. If transportation is needed, please call Shirley at the Church Office 432-5452.

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St. James Lutheran 66 Elgin Ave. E. 432-5078 Pastor Cathy McCaig SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 10:00 a.m. Joint service at St. Paul’s Anglican Church _____________________________

Hebron Christian Reformed Church

Nicholas Bilodeau, Estate Trustee c/o Duncan Crosby Professional Corporation Duncan A. R. Crosby Barrister and Solicitor 61 Renfrew Avenue West

NOTICE is hereby given that all creditors and others having claims against the above-named deceased, who died on or about the 27th day of November, 2010, are required to file particulars thereof with the undersigned on or before the 7th day of March, 2011.

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LATE OF THE TOWN OF RENFREW, IN THE COUNTY OF RENFREW,RETIRED TEACHER, DECEASED.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS & OTHERS

LARRY REABURN Inductee Larry Reaburn of Cobden was nominated by Renfrew County Soil and Crop. Reaburn was raised on a mixed farm in the Mulmer Hills, about 100 kilometres north of Toronto. Growing up in an agricultural community, he started milking cows at age seven after his parents were involved in a serious car accident. At 18, he bought a 100-acre farm near home and worked off the farm in the winter bagging potato flakes and building air conditioners. As his livestock numbers of cattle and hogs increased, he eventually realized his farm land was unsuitable. However, some Renfrew County land caught his eye during a junior farmers event. By 1974, he and his new wife, Christine, whom he met during a farming exchange in the United Kingdom in 1972, moved to their present farm near Beachburg. Raising hogs, cattle and some cash crops, in 1976 Reaburn became a seed grower and began

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processing seed grain in the early 1980s. He went on to become a director and president of Renfrew County Soil and Crop. He has also kept daily weather records for Eastern Ontario Soil and Crop for 25 years. He has also hosted many crop tours on the Reaburn farm that has gained a reputation for bringing new crops to the area, like dwarf corn and canatto beans (that were experimental) and canola and IP soybeans that have become mainstream. He has also main-

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From Page 28 Over the years, the McGregors have transformed their farming operation by combining the enthusiasm and energy of the younger generation and the experience and encouragement of the older generations. Changes in their business have included extension of the growing seasons by using plastic culture, raised beds, drip tape, new technology and new crops. They have also hired off-shore farm labour, namely from Jamaica, as well as local and family labour while attending more farmers markets, cutting out unprofitable vegetable production and diversifying into such produce as raspberries, asparagus, tomatoes and garlic. The business has also expanded and diversified by renting and draining more land for soybean and wheat production. The McGregors’ involvement hasn’t been restricted to the business, though. Noreen, for example, has made dozens of ‘chemo’ hats for the Arnprior Hospital and is a life member of the Lochwinnoch Women’s Institute, Steve is a trustee on the Sand Point cemetery board and member of the McNab-Braeside recreation committee, while other family members have been involved in a multitude of community organizations or events.

started building barns. With a staff of 27 for construction and equipment installations, the firm went on to build many barns in Renfrew, Lanark, Pontiac and Lanark counties. Jack and wife Janice also formed J&J McLaren Investments to run a real estate business. Over the years the couple remained active on several fronts. He was a member of the Cobden Agricultural Society whose projects included the building of a new cattle barn in the early 1980s and is a long-time member of the Cobden and District Civitan Club (including 1992 when he was voted Civitan of the year). Janice has been active with the Cobden Fair board and an active member of the Zion Line Women’s Institute for more than 30 years. In 1982, the McLarens established the McLaren Family Achievement Award, which is still awarded annually to the community family collecting the most exhibiting points at the Cobden Fair.

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Parkview Free Methodist

563 King Street, Renfrew For more information call 432-5677 Pastor David Tigchelaar Pastor: Rev. Chris Holmes 433-3598 613-432-5458 431 Albert St. 10:30 a.m. – Worship Sunday 10 a.m. Wednesday Worship Service – Nursery Available 7:00 p.m. - Fresh Power Sunday School During Service Prayer Time Coffee Break Worship With Us Women’s Interfaith Bible Study _____________________________ Wednesday mornings From 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Renfrew Baptist Church Story Hour and Nursery for Corner of Plaunt & Railway Children 5 yrs. and under Available 432-4266 Everyone is welcome Rev. Tom Smith _____________________________ SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 10:00 – Worship Castleford United Cable Channel 22 Church Sundays 11 am & 3 p.m. 3875 River Road Bible Study, Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Dr. Richard Hollingsworth All Are Welcome _____________________________ Sunday 9:00 a.m. Worship The Anglican Sunday School Church of Canada _____________________________ ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE Corner Argyle St. at Patrick Elmwood Phone 432-3062 Bible Chapel Ministry 200 Francis St. Rev’d. Cathy McCaig with the 432-4572 432-3087 members of the Parish. Wednesday SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 7:30 p.m. – Bible Study, Prayer One service only SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 @ 10:00 a.m. Joint service with 9:30 a.m. – The Lord’s Supper members of St. James Lutheran 11:00 a.m. – Family Bible Hour Church followed by Annual and Sunday School Vestry Meeting for year 2010 _____________________________ All are welcome The Salvation Army _____________________________ 8 Argyle St. at Munroe The Roman Catholic Corps Officer/Pastor Community SUNDAY SERVICE 10 A.M. OUR LADY OF FATIMA Women’s Ministry PARISH Men’s Ministry 100 Lisgar Avenue, West Bible Study 432-8525 613-432-7721 Saturday 7:00 p.m. All Are Welcome! Sunday 9:00 a.m. _____________________________ ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH 331 Plaunt Street, South Worship in the church 432-5825 of your choice Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. 434627

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PETS

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FIREWOOD

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DRY HARDWOOD Mostly Maple Cut, Split, Delivery Available 649-2631 CL22089

PETS

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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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Downtown Arnprior

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This home is a must see!! MLS #X2005183 613-432-3714 or 613-570-1389 for more info visit www.propertysold.ca/renfrew

Garden Home For Sale Located in the new subdivision behind Staples End unit with large fenced in yard Attached single car garage Main floor has 2 bedrooms Main floor laundry Basement has 1 large bedroom with very large closet Rec room, bathroom, storage room, furnace room Central Air Water Softener Large outdoor shed Very quiet street Asking $229,900.00

HOUSES FOR RENT

AVAILABLE APRIL 1ST, Bungalow, main level with 1 car garage in Renfrew on the Bonnechere River: 3 bedroom, 11/2 bath, open concept living room, kitchen, sunroom. Hardwood floors throughout. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer, microwave. All inclusive heat, hydro, water, central air. Asking $1400. First/last and references required. No pets. Call 613-635-3531 or 613-628-6516.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

ONE BEDROOM ON second floor with fridge, stove, a/c and parking. No smoking or pets. $595 per month, first and last plus hydro and references 613432-4387

Enjoy The Benefits of HOUSE FOR RENT Independent Living Today Renfrew ON. 3 bedroom, gas heat, central air, appliances, spacious 3 floors. No pets, no smoking. Available immediately. Phone 613-432-5954. References required

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Call 613-433-9471 HOUSES FOR SALE

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HOUSES 3 BEDROOM BUNGAFOR RENT LOW backing onto ravine, corner lot 50’x207’, 59 Wilson 3 BDRM COUNTRY St. $189,000 private, home, Queensline Rd, 416-239-0428 Chenaux. Non-furnished, no smoking, no pets. First/last month, TIMESHARE CANCEL. CANCEL Your Time- credit check and refershare Contract NOW!! ences required. 613100% Money back 432-5943 Guarantee. STOP MORTGAGE & Main- 3 BEDROOM HOUSE tenance Payments To- $825/month + Utilities. day. 1-888-816-- Available April 1st. 7128, x-6868 or 702- NO pets No Smoking 527-6868 613-432-4197

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CHILD CARE

CHILD CARE SPACES available, offering educational activities, structured daily routine, breakfast, lunch, snacks provided, competitive rates, First Aid, CPR, Registered Early Childhood Educator. Information Pam Scheel 433-3754 PINERIDGE CHILDREN’S CENTRE (across from the hospital) has full time and part time spaces available. We are licensed for children ages Birth to 12 years. For more information call 613-623-5477.

CLASSIFIEDS WORK HELP WANTED

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED Looking for adult newspaper carriers to deliver local community newspapers. Door to door delivery once a week. Must have vehicle. Areas of delivery are - Ottawa East, - Ottawa Central - Ottawa South - Ottawa West - Vanier - Orleans areas Please contact by email only. Looking for people to start as soon as possible. No collections. Top dollar paid

Contact: paula.clarke@metroland.com


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CAREERS

INCOME TAX

Can We Talk?

JOB POSTING Job Title: Newspaper Layout Technician – permanent part-time Number of Positions: 2 Department: Editorial Department Location: Ottawa

• • • • •

Metroland Media – Ottawa Region is seeking a qualified layout technician to paginate pages and flow editorial content. The successful candidate will work with an award-winning team to produce work of a consistently superior quality. The job requires: • Superior layout skills; • Ability to produce superior work under deadline pressures; • Ability to take direction from supervising editors and to work independently; • Good communication and grammar skills; • Proficiency in pagination programs, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator; • A good understanding of the principles of community journalism.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic Grader Operator Excavator Operator Sewer Foreman Pipe Layer

Are you a self starter who likes to meet people? Do you love everything about living in Smiths Falls? If this sounds like you then we’d like to talk to you.

NEED HELP

Smiths Falls This Week has an immediate opening for an advertising consultant working out of our Smiths Falls office.

Tax Return E-Filed

with your Tax Return?

Also offering year round bookkeeping service.

This position offers excellent earning potential and the opportunity for advancement with one of the most dynamic media companies in Canada. Interested candidates can email a resume with cover letter by March 4, 2011 to Paul Burton at: paul.burton@metroland.com

Call CLELA

613-432-5702 CL13849

INCOME TAX

INCOME TAX RETURNS. Retired Revenue Canada Auditor with over 35 years experience. Larry Pulcine 613-623-4444

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A division of Metroland Media

The successful candidate will be a graduate of a graphic design program and/or have two years layout experience. The position requires an enthusiastic, creative self-starter who enjoys working with others to produce work that meets and exceeds quality and deadline standards.

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INCOME TAX RETURNS Individual and Business Confidential Personal Service. File Online or by mail. Very Reasonable Fees. Call 613-432-5626

Interested applicants should forward resumes by 5 p.m. Friday February 25, 2011 to:

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Patricia Lonergan- Managing Editor Email: patricia.lonergan@metroland.com No phone calls please.

TAX TIME

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CAREERS


CAREERS

CARRIERS NEEDED

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Wilderness Tours and Mount Pakenham We are growing again and are seeking to find several key staff: 1. Office/Sales & Marketing Assistant 2. Food and Beverage Supervisor 3. Bookkeeper/Accountant

TOWN OF

With any tourism business that operates 24/7, the applicant must be prepared to work the busy times of weekends and holidays. The job location is at Wilderness Tours from April-September and at Mount Pakenham from October-March.

RENFREW various routes

For more information Visit: yourclassifieds.ca

Please send resumes to jobs@wildernesstours.com.

Seeking reliable people to deliver the Renfrew Mercury every Thursday

HIGHLANDS

CL23464

OR Call:

1.877.298.8288

GENERAL HELP

GOLF CLUBS

Contact Chris Paveley

at Calabogie ... at Pakenham

Positions available at Both Clubs

Waitstaff, Cooks, Dishwashers, Maintenance Staff, Housekeepers, Proshop Staff

chris.paveley@metroland.com CL21800

Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Home

Please forward resume to: (state for which club you are applying)

info@highlandsgolfclubs.com or by fax 613-752-2031

Cobden, ON has an immediate opening for an:

Note: only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

ADMINISTRATOR

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The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to this 64 bed Nursing Home. The successful candidate will have: a) A post-secondary degree from a minimum three year program, or a post secondary diploma in health or social services from a minimum two year program b) Three years experience working in a managerial position, preferably in the health or social services sector c) Have successfully completed or be enrolled in a long-term care home administration or management course that is a minimum of 100 hours of instruction time d) Proven leadership and communication skills e) Excellent managerial, interpersonal and computer skills Duties to include accounting functions, marketing, budgeting and Human Resources Management. Interested candidates should respond by email as soon as possible, but not later than February 28th, to the attention of: Wendy Patterson Regional Manager Eastern Ontario Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes Ltd. wpatterson@caressantcare.com CL23545

McCrea’s Heating and Air Conditioning requires a

EXPERIENCED INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN

Service Coordination des services is currently hiring a DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES ONTARIO for the EASTERN REGION. Service Coordination des services (SCS) will become the application entity for the Eastern Region on July 1, 2011, and is seeking an experienced Director to join our team today. Please review our full job posting on our website at http://www.scsottawa.on.ca in the job opportunities section. Qualified candidates may submit their resumes, along with a cover letter quoting Competition Number 2011-02 no later than Monday, February 28, 2011.

to install and service residential heating and air conditioning equipment with minimum 3 year experience McCrea’s Heating & Air Conditioning has a very competitive compensation package. Benefits, pension plan and competitive wage. Please mail, fax or email resume to: McCrea’s Heating & Air Conditioning 650 Stewart Street, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1Y6 Fax to 613-432-1145 Email: info@mccreas.net CL21449

Please give.

INCOME TAX CAREERS

Job Title:

York Tax Services

Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Position

Freelance reporter/ photographers

Renfrew Medical Group

Number of Positions: Several Department: Editorial Department Location: Ottawa

is currently looking for a REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE (RPN) to work in a family physician group practice.

Do you have a flair for writing? Do you have a passion for news and features and capturing the essence of every story? Are you detail-oriented, with superior written and verbal communication skills?

Part time position: 2-3 days per week. No evenings or weekends Electronic medical records. Professional, collegial work environment.

Metroland Media is seeking reporter/photographers for occasional freelance assignments in downtown and South Ottawa, Barrhaven, Nepean, Kanata, Stittsville, Kemptville, Perth, Renfrew, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Arnprior, West Carleton and surrounding areas.

Required Skills and Qualifications: Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario Experience with procedures including injections. Strong communications and computer skills are essential. Additional training such as foot care an asset. Contact Information: Please email your resume and cover letter to: renfrew_doctor@hotmail.com CL23490

Suzanne Landis Managing Editor Email: suzanne.landis@metroland.com

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Interested candidates should submit their resume along with writing samples and clippings by March 18, 2011 to:

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

•Tired of cleaning? •Not enough hours in the week? •Let me help you! Five openings available

Call Cindy

613-433-8243

“Serving Renfrew County” CL21466

PUBLIC NOTICE

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Personal Small Business

WILL PICK UP & REMOVE any unwanted cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles, lawntractors, snowblowers, etc. Cash paid for some. Peter, All Purpose Towing. 613797-2315, 613-560-9042 www.allpurpose.4-you.ca

Accurate COMING EVENTS

Affordable Registered CRA E-filer Pick-up/delivery available Marilyn York, PFPC 432-5237 Member: CFTC (Canadian Federation of Tax Consultants) CL23609

COMING EVENTS

FRIDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT Cody Labombard Friday, Feb. 11th - 8 p.m.

Mich Smithers Friday, Feb. 18th - 8 p.m.

Andre Longtin Friday, Feb. 25th - 8 p.m. 409 Stewart St., Renfrew

613-432-5801

GARAGE SALES YARD SALES

Giant Indoor Yard Sale - Saturday, February 26, 9:00a.m to 1:00p.m., 1916 Burnstown Road. Furniture, movies, books, toys, tv’s, household items. For more information call 613-433-9628. INDOOR YARD SALE at the A.F.A.C. Wing 164 Argyle St. S. Renfrew, On. Call 613432-4485, April 2nd, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Vendors welcome, something for everybody, call Joan 613-432-4485

WSIB free case assessment. NO UP FRONT FEE for FILE REPRESENSERVICES TATION. Over $100 Million in settlements. “HONEY DO THIS Call toll free 1-888COMPANY”. Profes- 747-6474, Quote # sional handyman spe- 123 cializing in creative soANNOUNCEMENTS lutions and repairs. Carpentry - Plumbing PERSONALS Painting. No job too small! Renfrew-Arnprior-Calabogie. 613CRIMINAL 570-1488 Bill Weiss RECORD? w e i s s m a i n t e - TIRED OF EVENINGS Guaranteed Record Renance@gmail.com spent alone in front of moval since 1989. the TV? Misty River In- Confidential, Fast, AfCERTIFIED MASON troductions can change fordable. Our A+ BBB 10yrs exp., Chimney your life. Take the steps Rating assures EMRepair & Restoration, neccessary now to PLOYMENT\TRAVEL cultured stone, parging, make sure next year’s FREEDOM. Call for repointing. Brick, block Valentine’s Day isn’t a your FREE INFORMA& stone. Small/big job repeat of this year. No TION BOOKLET. 1-8specialist. Free esti- computer necessary. NOW-PARDON(1mates. Work guaran- www.mistyriverin 866-972-7366) teed. 613-250-0290. tros.com 613-257- www.PardonServices 3531 Canada.com GEORGE’S BARBER SHOP 47 McGarry Ave. Phone 613-432COMING EVENTS 9335 SEND A LOAD to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613-2564613

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JOB POSTING

Cindy’s Home Cleaning Service

FREE YOURSELF FROM DEBT, MONEY FOR ANY PURPOSE! DEBT CONSOLIDATION. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd mortgages, credit lines and loans up to 90% LTV. Self employed, mortgage or tax arrears. DON’T PAY FOR 1YR PROGRAM! #10171 ONTARIO-WIDE FINANCIAL CORP. CALL 1888-307-7799. www.ontario-widefinancial.com MORTGAGES FIRST second, private loans. Personal/business L.O.C. Credit problems, I have solutions. Private money available. Please contact Jack Ronson, Quinte Mortgage Solutions Belleville. 1-866-874-0554

HELP WANTED

613-432-3655 ext 31 Toll Free 1-800-884-9195

HOUSE CLEANING

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MORTGAGES & LOANS

HELP WANTED

Open Daily

Until April 25, 9am-4pm

Fulton’s Pancake House “Girls’ Day Out” Maple Spa Indulgence: Sat. & Sun. Feb 26 & 27, 10-2 Near Pakenham

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HELP WANTED

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For Details www.fultons.ca 613-256-3867


33 CARDS OF THANKS

CARDS OF THANKS

SIMON KASABOSKI Many thanks for all the kindness and help shown to Simon during his difficult journey. Special thanks to Father McNamara for his visits, prayers and the special eulogy at the funeral mass. Thanks Shirley Kasaboski for the readings. Thanks to the Goulet Funeral Home who guided us all the way, at a very difficult time. Our Lady of Fatima Church Choir, the altar servers and the CWL for a lovely lunch. Special thanks to the pallbearers Joseph, Raymond, Rick Kasaboski, Doug, Gary Gervais and Vince Rabishaw. Also thanks Joseph for telling a few good stories about Simon.

Love, Dad, Mom, Brittany & Jessica xo

Thanks for all the flowers, masses, donations, sympathy cards and all the hugs we received.

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BIRTHS

Thanks to Dr. Langlois, CCAC Homecare, Dr. Persaud and Bonnechere Manor for their excellent care and friendship and to relatives and friends for their kindness and loving support always. Claudette Colleen, Mike, Mary-Kate and Michael

Nancy GORRA We would like to thank our family and friends and coworkers for all their kind words and prayers after the tragic loss of our son Jamie. A husband, father, brother, uncle. To all of you who brought food and donation, we thank you.

Eric, Bev, and Kerri Julie, Alexandra, Ryan and Kori The Guindon Family CL23587

IN MEMORIAM

ELSWORTH THOMPSON In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away February 25, 2009. God saw you getting tired, A cure was not to be. So He wrapped you in his loving arms, And whispered “come with me”, With tearful eyes we watched you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, We would not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He chose to take the best. So many things have happened, Since you were called away. So many things to share with you. Had you been left to stay. Sadness still comes over us, Tears in silence flow, Memories keep you ever near, Though you died two years ago

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CARDS OF THANKS

GUYEA B.J. and Lisa along with big brother Connor and sisters Emma and Autumn are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of ROWIN WILLIAM, born February 9, 2011 weighing 7 lbs 2 oz. Proud grandparents are Jack and Marlyn Pinkham and Bill and Ina Guyea. Many thanks to Dr. Stillman and to the staff of the Almonte General Hospital. CL23615

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In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, who passed away six years ago February 22, 2005. God knew that she was suffering That the hills were hard to climb So he closed her weary eyelids And whispered “Peace be thine” Away in the beautiful hills of God. By the valley of rest so fair Someday, we know not when We will meet our loved one there Dearly missed Love, Teresa, Jim, Kim, Ellison, Shawn, Janet, Connor & Kayla xxxooo

WARREN, Chris June 17 1974 - February 25, 1988 They say it’s a beautiful journey From the old world to the new Some day we’ll make that journey Which will lead us straight to you. And when we reach that garden In which there is no pain We’ll put our arms around you And never part again. Miss you always, love you forever, Mom, Dad, Donna, Jim and Families

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It’s been two years since we said our goodbyes. Thank you for leaving us an abundance of happy, beautiful memories. Thank you for showing us the importance of family, of kindness and how to appreciate the simple joys in life. We miss you, we love you, and your spirit shines brightly in our hearts.

POTTER, Keith

When thoughts go back, as they often do We bless the years we shared with you No longer in our life to share But in our hearts you are always there

Peacefully in Hospice Renfrew with his beloved wife and best friend Jane by his side on Friday morning, February 18th, 2011. Keith Harold Potter formerly of Arnprior at the age of 65 years. Dear son of the late Ken and Julia (Nee Steinke) Potter who both predeceased Keith in 2010. Also predeceased by his first wife Joyce. Father of Robert Potter (Angie), Barbara Potter (Blair Gallagher), Richard Potter (Cindy Sue), Beverley Potter (Gary Barkley) and Ryan Potter. Grandfather of 4. Also survived by his brother Fred (Leona) and his sister, Judy Hartwick (Gary). Private arrangements entrusted to the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home, 50 John Street North, Arnprior. In memory of Keith, a donation made to Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated.

Always in our hearts Bonnie, Larry, Kevin & Dale

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MCKINNIREY, Rita In memory of a special mother, mother-in-law and grandmother February 23, 2006

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Our family chain is broken And nothing seems the same But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. Melinda

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Passed away February 24 2010. Always remembered by Martin & his family.

Adamchick, Peter John Peacefully at Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew on Tuesday February 22, 2011 at the age of 92. Dear son of the late Peter and Margaret (Burchat). Beloved husband of the late Leona Lechowicz. Dear father of Peter of Smiths Falls, Dorothy (the late Mark) Recoskie of Sudbury and Elaine (Bruce) Gilchrist of Renfrew. Dear Grandpa of John (Amanda) Recoskie, Kelly (Peter) Daigle, Allyson (Rob) Anderson and Julie Recoskie. Dear great-grandpa of Natara and Talia Daigle and Hannah Anderson. Dear brother of Ambrose (Wilma), Lawrence (late Marguerite) and Agnes (late Clarence) Grenier all of Renfrew. Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew on Thursday, February 22, 2011 from 2-4, 7-9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew on Friday February 25th at 10:30am.Spring interment Parish Cemetery. Donations may be made to Bonnechere Manor Auditorium Fund. Online condolences/donations may be made at www.gouletfuneralhome.com.

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Peacefully in Hospice Renfrew on Sunday February 20, 2011. Joan Swift age 75 years. Beloved wife of Don Swift of Calabogie. Loving mother of Gavin (Sheri) of Thunder Bay and Colin (Nathalie) of Ottawa. Loved Grandmother of Logan, Chase and Hayley. Dear sister of Mary Lightstone (Larry) of Arden. Following Joan’s wishes there will be no visitation. Cremation. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, Calabogie in the spring. For those desiring donations to Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the Anderson Funeral Home Renfrew.

(Queens Science, 1962) (January 26, 1935-February 18, 2011) Peacefully on Friday February 18, 2011 in Hospice Renfrew. Predeceased by parents Leslie Heins and Erna Kuehl and by brother Gene. David is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Elaine, and sons Jeff (Dawn), Thane (Kim), Paul (Stephanie) and Jay (Tania). Proud Grandfather of Westin, Lauren, Christopher, Katie, Sam, Kiya, Dayna and Robin. Fondly remembered by Marlene, Sarah, Callum and Daelyn. Dear brother of Royden (Jane), John (Karen) and Dale (Nancy). A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday February 26, 2011 at 11:00 at the Renfrew Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Renfrew, Alzheimers Society and the Bonnechere Manor Foundation would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the Anderson Funeral Home Renfrew www.andersonfuneralhome.ca

TERRANCE JOHN HOLLY With a courageous fight to cancer, Terry passed away peacefully at the Pembroke Hospital with his son and granddaughter by his side on February 18, 2011. Terry was born on May 9, 1936 to the late Alphonse and Anna Holly (Leblanc). Loved and survived by Charlene Elie (Randy) of Golden Lake, David of Lethbridge AB. Douglas (Wendy) of Eganville, and Terri Lynn Hoelke (Brent) of Fitzroy Harbour. Special grandpa to Deanna, Dillan, Curtis and Carissa Holly, Bailey and Andrew Hoelke. Survived by brother Vincent and sisters Magdelene O’Reilly and Yvonne Tennier. Predeceased by sister Charlene. A special thanks to the nurses on the 3rd floor at the Pembroke General Hospital.

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Donald MacKenzie

Passed away peacefully at Groves Park Lodge in Renfrew on February 16, 2011 at the age of 101. Beloved Aunt to David Rolfe, Lesley (Rolfe) de Boer, Alice Trachimovsky, Susan Kersley, Bonnie Carmichael and Lynda Rice. Predeceased by sisters Marion Johnston, Emelyn Harlow, Margaret Rolfe, and brother Charles “Bud” Harlow. Proud Nana to Ryan, Kelsey, Marissa and Kera who provided great comfort to her in her final days. Alice was born in Truro, NS and moved to Renfrew after retiring from teaching in Montreal. She unselfishly devoted her senior years to the care of her sister’s family, a gesture of love that David and Lesley will forever cherish. Alice will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humour, her love of life, her kind spirit and of course her passion for the game of golf. A memorial service to celebrate Alice’s life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to Groves Park Lodge or Renfrew Victoria Hospital would be greatly appreciated. “You are my Sunshine” CL23613

Quietly at Caressant Care Cobden, on Saturday February 19, 2011. Dear Husband of the late Shirley Hughes. Loved father of Susan of Ottawa and John (Jane) of Toronto. Much loved Grandpa of Andrew and the late Daniel. Dear brother of Helen Tackman, William Howard, Margaret Szanto and the late Marion Rousselle. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel, 22 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, on Wednesday, February 23rd from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 24th from the Renfrew Presbyterian Church at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow with internment in the Spring at Thomsonville Cemetery. For those desiring donations to the President’s Choice Children’s Charity and Easter Seals Ontario would be appreciated.

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FOY, John Allan “Jackie” Passed away suddenly in Napanee on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at the age of 58. Much loved son of Alistair and Margaret Foy of Renfrew. Dear brother of Lynn Foy and Randal Foy of Renfrew. Loving uncle of Delaney Foy. He will be missed by his canine companion Britt. Private funeral arrangements entrusted to McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, Renfrew, 613432-2866. Donations in Jackie’s memory to Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated by the family. Condolences or donations may be made at www.mcphailandperkins.ca

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The Red Maple Buddhist Community is hosting a five-film series exploring Buddhist themes in the movies. The first Oscarwinning Japanese film, Departures, will kick off the series Sunday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church in Renfrew. Other films are March 27, April 17 and May 17. For more information on the series, the films or Red Maple, visit www.realperson.com/reeldharma. htm or call Ray at 613-433-9405.

The Community Calendar is a free service for non-profit organizations only. Items for the Renfrew Mercury’s Community Calendar must be submitted by noon the Friday preceding publication. Items are edited and published as space permits. Submit your event to peter.clark@metroland.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 • Employment Networks is hosting Stress Management from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 613432-3424 to register. Space is limited. All workshops and programs are at no cost to the public. • Benefit at Renfrew Legion for Scott and Shelly Bingham who lost their home in a tragic fire in late November. There will be live entertainment from Lonesome Dreamers as well as a silent auction and 50/50 draw.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26 • Looking for a way to spend a Saturday evening with friends in a homey setting? Why not come out and join Renfrew Seniors’ Home Support at the Renfrew Tea Room. The menu for this evening is a choice of butternut squash soup or baby greens and pear salad with basil dressing, homemade buns, chicken Parmesan or beef roulades, and dessert, all at a reasonable cost of $25 per person. For more information and to make reservations call 613-432-7691. • The Calabogie Fish and Game Club presents the 10th annual Jamie Wright Memorial Fishing Derby from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Calabogie Lake. Register at Barnet Park Cottage on the day of the derby, or in advance at Calabogie Marina at 613-7522010. Prizes in adult and junior (17 and under) divisions. • Horton Winter Carnival. Breakfast 810:30 a.m. adults $6, kids $4, under 6 free. Indoor events, skating at noon, 2 p.m. outdoor adult events tug of war. Supper bangers and mash 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. $5. Euchre 6-8 p.m. $3. Come see someone kiss the pig at 3 p.m. • Calling all Djembe’s III......African drum workshop for beginners 9 a.m. to noon; and intermediate players, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, $40 each or $75 for both. Call Debi Virtue at 613-432-0908 or debivirtue@distributel.net. • Mardi Gras Party with Cougars Conquering Cancer. Coco Jarry’s Restaurant, cocktails 5 p.m. dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets at $25 include dinner and entertainment featuring Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo. Proceeds support the Cougar’s Team Fundraising Campaign to end women’s breast cancer., benefiting the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and Renfrew Victoria Hospital’s Digital Mammography Program. Tickets available at Coco Jarry’s, Renfrew County Window & Door and the Renfrew Branch of the Royal Bank, or call Kelly at 613-432-9009. To reserve a table, call Coco Jarry’s at 613-432-3310.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27

LIONS DONATION SALUTED Denbigh-Griffith Lions Club President Lion Joe Kleiboer and Vice President Lion Gail Holtzhauer receive a recognition certificate from Eyre Purkin Bien, centre, senior development officer, community engagement for the Kingston University Hospitals Foundation in recognition of the DenbighGriffith Lions Club’s donation of $5,000.

Spaghetti fundraiser for Sandra and Ray Beimers and children from 4-7 p.m. at the Renfrew Armouries. Adults $10, Children 6-12 $5, age five and under, free. Featuring Downtown Boys and other entertainment and silent auction. Advance tickets at Aikenhead’s, Home Hardware, Dahl’s and at the door.

NEIL SQUIRE SOCIETY Do you have a disability, injury or illness and want to work? The Neil Squire Society

is offering the following free workshop: Disclosure of a Disability to an Employer, Monday, Feb. 28 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. For more information and to register your space, call Natalie at 613-735-4586.

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

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

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 6 • The Bonnechere Manor Foundation is holding their first major fundraiser for the year from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Renfrew Armouries. The Renfrew County Fiddlers and Friends present a St. Patty’s Day kick-off with special guests the Ryan Brothers, Terri-Lynn Mahusky, the Countrymen, the Douglas Connection, the Donohue and Enright Children, and Art Jamieson as emcee. Light refreshments, 50-50 draw and door prizes. Limited tickets: $15 each or two for $25. Available at the door and until Friday, March 4 at Bonnechere Manor, Aikenhead’s, Valley Heritage Radio; Arnprior: Peebles Lottery Kiosk, Cobden: Candlewick Gift Shop, Eganville: Serendipity on the River and Eganville Freshmart, Beachburg: Beach-West Pharmacy, and Foresters Falls: Annie’s Gas Bar & Variety. Contact Bonnechere Manor Foundation at 613-432-4873 ext. 1253 for more details. • The March Valley Singles Lunch will be held at Jim’s Restaurant in Arnprior at 12:30 p.m. For info call Fay at 613-2568117 or Johanna at 613-432-7622. • DACA’s last breakfast at the Centre from 8-11 a.m. Fried egg, ham, cheese, tomato on a toasted bagel with deep-fried taters. Children $4, adults $6. Call Sue at 613433-9050.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8 • R Tuck Productions presents International Grand Illusionist Ryan Joyce at the AFAC Wing. This must see event is presented in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation. Also, a show is scheduled for Pembroke on Wednesday, March 9 at Fellowes High School. Both shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for each show. • Pancake supper at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, Cobden 4 to 7 p.m. Cost $7, children under 12, $3. Everyone welcome.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12 St. Patrick’s Day at DACA. 12:30 to 7 p.m. MC Dai Bassett. Featuring the Ryans, Dennis Harrington, fiddlers, step dancers, piano, vocalists, regulars and guest stars. Irish stew served up all day. See ‘Community Calender,’ page 35


Community Calendar New curlers welcome. $25 a person, $100 per team. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Contact Gert Brydges at 613-432-4267 or sign-up at the Renfrew Curling Club.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12 Four-hand euchre, 1 p.m. at the AFAC Wing. $8 per person, light lunch. Call 613-432-4485.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17 • The Renfrew Silver Seniors are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with music from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Renfrew Legion. Irish Stew will be dished up at 4 p.m. Cost is $5 and tickets are on sale until Monday, March 7. Call Pat at 613649-2756. • Admaston & Area Foodgrains Bank Committee and the Outreach Committee of Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church present speaker, Terence Sibanda of Zimbabwe, Youth Intern with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, in the Chapel at 8 p.m. Free will offering. Refreshments, everyone welcome. Call Beulah Wright at 613-432-3295 for more information.

MARCH 18-19 St. Patty’s Community Curling Bonspiel, two six-end games, dinner, games and prizes. Prizes for best costumes.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 Indoor yard sale at the AFAC Wing 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors welcome, $12 per table. Call 613-432-4485.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 19 Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers Association’s annual maple tapping out party at Providence Point in Lanark, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The official kick off to the Ontario Maple Season. Ceremonial tree tapping at 1:30 p.m. Horse wagon rides, taffy, pancake lunch, maple goods and products, children’s entertainment, local musicians, sugar bush/ shack tours and open house. Contact Jeannette Bosman at info@providencepoint.net or 613-259-5016 for more information.

The Ottawa Valley Music Festival presents internationally acclaimed Canadian pianist Katherine Chi performing a piano recital at Grace Lutheran Church in Eganville. Thanks to the generosity of the Eganville Rotary Club, the day before the concert Chi will conduct a master class for budding student pianists. Students will have the chance to perform in public followed by Chi’s helpful advice and comments. The master class is open to piano students from Grades 1 to ARCT. The fee is $15. Contact Judy Borer at jborer@nrtco.net or call 613-432-3432. The public is welcome to attend the master class for $5.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 Renfrew Silver Seniors noon luncheon and bingo at the Renfrew Legion.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26 Cobden Seniors are holding a four-hand euchre party in the Cobden Legion Hall at 1 p.m. Note change of time. Admission $3. Lunch served.

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Winter Carnivals DOUGLAS FROSTY FUN HOCKEY WINNERS

Contest participants, from left, Ralph Miller, Mackie McKaren, Margaret Whyte and Ann Limlaw.

Kiss Miss Piggy at Horton carnival PETER CLARK peter.clark@metroland.com

Fraser’s Flyers are the A champions of the Douglas Frosty Fun hockey tournament. From left in the front row are Chris Johnson, Pat Younge, Darren Staal, Fraser Agnew and Scott Giles; back row, Kevin ‘Timmy’ Anstett, Ben Younge, Kenny Thomas, Shane Powell, Chris Hobbs and Jordan MacDougall. Mercury photos by Steve Newman

Members of the Shamrocks are all smiles after defeating the Grattan Boys 4-2 to win the B hockey final of Douglas Frosty Fun. From left, in the front row, are Corey Dougherty, Ron Selle, Tanner Larose and Charles Watson; back row, Matt Baker, Corey Donohue, Pat Donohue, Adam Bernard, M.J. McHale, Allan Bruce and Tom Barr.

Adam Bernard beats goalie Riley New in the Shamrocks pre-playoff win over Mason’s Jars Feb. 12 at Douglas Frosty Fun. The Shamrocks won the B final the next day.

Pucker up! It’s soon time for someone in Horton to kiss a pig. The township is hosting a Kiss the Pig contest during the winter carnival Saturday, Feb. 26 with all proceeds going to Horton recreation. Four people are in the hunt to kiss Porky. They are Chief Administrative Officer Mackie McLaren, Coun. and rec-

reation chair Margaret Whyte, bartender Ralph Miller and recreation committee member Ann Limlaw. Each of the four has a jar in his or her name, and the one filled with the most money at 3 p.m. kisses Miss Piggy. The action takes place at the Horton Community Centre. “The one with the most money at 3 o’clock kisses the pig,” recreation fundraising chair Val Miller exclaimed. “Everyone’s looking forward to seeing who wins.”

FISHING DERBY BENEFITS GROUPS With the help of some volunteer servers, $300 in food sales was raised during the Renfrew Firefighters’ 2011 Frew Fest fishing derby and was donated to The Candlelighters Foundation by the Renfrew Firefighters Association. From left are, front row, Reid and Carter Griese and Firefighter Mike Guest, and back row, Jill Barr, Breigh Whalen, Capt. Barry Griese, Firefighters Chad Barker and Peter Whalen, and Kate Crozier Firefighters Chad Barker, at left, and Mike Guest, at right, present a cheque for $700 to Hospice Renfrew representative Jo-Anne Dowdall-Brown. The money was proceeds from the Renfrew Firefighters’ 2011 Frew Fest fishing derby on the Bonnechere River. The firefighters thank their sponsors who made the day possible: Gourley’s Variety and Sporting Goods, Renfrew Firefighters Association, Benson Auto Parts, Stone Road Tree Service, Renfrew Printers and Tim Hortons. They thank everyone who participated and supported the derby and hope to see everyone back next year.


An acrylic painter she prefers to paint large canvasses as she Renfrew Art Guild says ‘a painting should be the We have been very focused focal point in the room’. Her lately at the Guild trying to get warm colours and style does exinteresting people to talk to us. We have been very successful. Last month Johan Veenstra gave a wonderful talk and demo on pastel and gave us a lot of tips using pastel. We are presenting a workshop April 2 and 3 at the Renfrew Armouries with David Kearns. He is a well-known teacher of Portraiture from Ottawa. This will be a two-day workshop on the Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity if you are interested in learning about doing portraits. You will be able to work in any medium you choose. There will be a live model. The cost for the two days is $140. Please contact Leslie Cross to book your space at 613-432-9099. This workshop is open to everyone. The deadline is March 1. Money Concepts: As you walk down Raglan please note the paintings in the Money Concepts window. The participants this month are Betty Chamberlain, Leslie Cross, Yvette Blimkie, Cathy Cooper and Lois Cooper.

actly that. Betty now lives in Calabogie and teaches in her new studio. Her former students from the Pontiac and new local ladies are

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The interesting study called Yearbook Interdisciplinary studies is an interesting term that in fact describes a course selection at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School, which is better known as “Yearbook.” With the second term well underway, some students are already looking towards the end of the school year. These students are enrolled in Yearbook! The yearbook is an important annual publication that chronicles the activities within the school community providing individual pictures of the graduating students, and class pictures of undergraduates. It also displays sports teams, extracurricular clubs and performing arts groups and reports on activities that have gone on throughout the year. At many high schools, a committee of student council or an extracurricular club, produces the yearbook. At SJHS, this annual task has been developed into a credit course. This course is geared towards an introduction to journalism and provides practical work experience for students in the areas

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Canadian Tire presented a cheque for $1,000 to the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) Feb. 18. From left are Eva McWade, Marianne Huyer and Sara Smeltzer of Canadian Tire, CPAN coordinator Lyn Smith, and Canadian Tire’s Richard Kenopic and Courtney McCanna. “This is very much appreciated,” Smith said. “Businesses and individuals giving us large and small donations is what keeps us going.”

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1971: Tobin to represent zone at Legion district public speaking competition There was no issue for February 23, 1911. FEBRUARY 20, 1936 PRESENTATION MADE TO RENFREW BANKER: Mr. George Wark of the staff of the Bank of Nova Scotia has received a transfer of the bank to the main office in Montreal, foreign exchange department. Mr. Wark, before leaving on Tuesday for Montreal, was presented with a Gladstone bag by members of the staff. His many friends will regret to learn of his departure and wish him every success in his new work. VETERAN CURLER MET AT CARLETON PLACE: Messrs. Samuel Moffatt of Renfrew and Robert Patterson of Almonte were among the guests at a curlers function in Carleton Place on Monday evening. At that function Mr. Wm. Baird, a curler of 50 years standing was made an honorary member of both the mens and the ladies curling club of the town. Of the original members of the Carleton Place men’s club only six are still living, one of them Mr. Moffatt of Renfrew. All three of those remaining were at the gathering on Monday evening. Mr. Moffatt was one of the speakers. FEBRUARY 24, 1971 WINS LEGION ZONE PUBLIC SPEAKING: Michael Tobin, a student at St.

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FROM THE OLD FILES Joseph’s High School in Renfrew, will be representing Zone G-7 in the Royal Canadian Legion Public Speaking District finals this Saturday in Ottawa. Michael won out recently in the Zone finals held in Pembroke, taking top honors in the Senior High School Division. If successful in the district finals, Michael will proceed to the Ontario Finals. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tobin of Harry Street. INDUSTRIAL SEMINAR: An industrial promotional seminar will be held in Renfrew over a three-day period beginning next month. Designed for those who require formal training in industrial development practices and methods, the course will enable people to assess their community’s resources and to identify and understand the influences that shape its present and future. For help with research, call Olga Lewis at 613-432-6958.

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That is why, all professionals at The Ottawa Hospital – whether they are nurses, physicians, other health professionals or support staff – are being asked to dress in a manner that clearly identifies them to patients. Anyone can read see the dress code online at www.ottawahospital.on.ca Until readers do get a chance to read it, I should address one aspect of the policy, the dress code for nurses, has proven particularly contentious. Contrary to some reports, Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses still have control over what scrubs they wear. If they wish to wear graphic prints on their scrubs, they can do so. That said, nurses are being asked to wear lab coats, so patients and families can easily recognize them. This idea came directly from the hospital’s nursing professional practice group. Likewise, other health professionals will dress in accordance with the guidelines for their professional group. Support services staff, including transportation and housekeeping staff, will also wear hospital employer-issued uniforms at all times. In addition to strengthening the quality of patients’ experience of the hospital and staff, we know that these changes will improve infection control, while ensuring that all members of The Ottawa Hospital Family will continue to portray a professional image. 451379


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