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Preliminary inquiry into homicide underway STEVE NEWMAN

Four witnesses were heard Monday, and another six Tuesday, to start the preliminary inquiry looking into the death of Carol-Anne Brunet, 54, of Renfrew last May. The inquiry was originally scheduled to last six days, but four days have been deemed sufficient. On the preliminary inquiry’s opening day, Dugald Jamieson, 48, of Renfrew was arraigned on two charges − first-degree murder and breach of probation. In the morning session, Jamieson was wearing shackles at his ankles and wrists. Co-defence counsel Richard Morris requested his handcuffs be removed so he could take notes during the proceedings. The request was later granted by Justice Jane Wilson. Morris is co-defending counsel, along with Victoria Legris, of the Ottawa-based firm Langevin Morris Smith, which also has an office in Renfrew.

Saturday marks Renfrew’s one-day celebration of winter – Frew Fest 2011. A full day of activities is planned, beginning with a breakfast at the AFAC Wing and closing with a Renfrew Industrial Hockey League reunion game and dance. In between, events will range from an ice fishing derby on the Bonnechere River, to a variety of activities in Low Square in front of the Renfrew town hall.

Ward structure up for debate The ward structure will be up for debate at Admaston-Bromley’s Township’s next meeting Feb. 3. At the end of last week’s regular meeting, Councillor Bob Dick served notice of motion to “consider or investigate getting rid of the ward system for the next municipal election in 2014.” Council wants to discuss the issue while concerns expressed during the recent municipal election are still fresh in councillors’ minds. Bonnechere Valley Township is also discussing the ward system whereby councillors are elected from specific areas of a municipality.

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Assistant Crown Attorney Peter Hageraats is representing the Crown. A publication ban is in effect, meaning evidentiary material cannot be disclosed by the media. However, this does not restrict identification of witnesses. Those witnesses, in order, were paramedic Andrew Wadell; Harvey Jamieson, a neighbour of Brunet’s at 236 Hall Ave., in the same apartment building where Brunet lived; Diane McShane, also a 236 Hall Ave. resident; and another Renfrew resident, Betty Visneskie. Tuesday’s witnesses were Detective-Sgt. Rob Hagerman of the OPP, Det.-Const. Charles Doran of the OPP, Renfrew residents Mary Dombroskie, Jim Sutcliffe and Desmond ‘Joe’ Warren, and Ottawa Hospital forensic pathologist Dr. Christopher Milroy. At the outset of the inquiry, Justice Wilson requested that all people likely to be witnesses in the preliminary inquiry leave the courtroom. Eight of about 20 people in

A Pembroke woman died Tuesday morning when her vehicle collided with a snow plow. Highway 17 was closed most of the day as the Renfrew OPP and technical traffic collision investigators investigated the accident that occurred about 7:45 a.m.

the public section of the audience left the room. Two potential witnesses for the juried trial that will follow were given exemptions because they are unlikely to hear evidence that would taint the inquiry, ruled Justice Wilson. Those were Jamieson’s daughter (Stacey Paquette) and Brunet’s sister (Debbie Davidson). At least four other members of Brunet’s family also attended the inquiry, including Brunet’s daughter (Stephanie) and son (Tyler). Brunet’s body was found in the apartment building where she lived early on the morning of Monday, May 31. It was the first homicide within Renfrew County Housing Corporation rental units geared to lower incomes. Those at the inquiry include the case’s OPP inspector, Guy Faucher of North Bay. The inquiry was scheduled for six days. However, the preliminary will now last a maximum of four days, wrapping up today or Monday (Jan. 31).

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Admaston-Bromley ratepayers won’t foot the bill to promote the federal census in May. Last week council voted unanimously to tell Statistics Canada it will not administer, distribute or participate in an education program to replace the mandated long-form census. “The downloading of this federal government responsibility is viewed by our corporation as unacceptable,” said council’s motion, moved by Robert Dick and seconded by Ray Pender. The motion was in response to a Dec. 22 letter from Statistics Canada advising council that the 2011 Census and “new National Household Survey” will be held in May. “I am seeking your support in our campaign to encourage the participation of all residents of your municipality,” Central Region director Gary Dillon said in the letter to council. He said help is also needed to raise awareness of available jobs in the census. “Population estimates obtained from the census are used to allocate transfer payments from the federal government to the province and from the province to municipalities,” the letter said. The Statistics Canada communications team will be in touch soon to see how the township can help, Dillon said. One Statistics Canada recommendation was an official declaration of Census Month, but that won’t happen.

“We don’t get into declarations,” Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe said. Nor is she interested in spending local municipal tax dollars to introduce a new version of the long-form census just scrapped by the government. “This summer, out of the clear blue sky, the federal government of Canada arbitrarily decided to end the mandated longform census,” Briscoe explained. She said there was no discussion, no voting, and no committee discussion. The mayor said “many, many, many of our programs” rely on the information drawn from the scrapped mandatory long-form census. Briscoe said the census is recognized as being key to ensuring municipalities get the data needed to develop, plan and evaluate municipal programs and services such as schools, day care, police, fire services and public transportation. “That information came from the mandated long-form census,” the mayor said. “It goes right to the point that the number of votes that I get at county council, related to our municipality, are related to the long-form census. If we get more population, I get more votes,” she said. “So is this downloading?” Councillor Mike Donohue asked. “That’s exactly what that is – exactly, exactly,” she said. “We had no role in the decision-making whatsoever. Neither did anybody else. And now the recognition is, oops, there’s a problem, so let’s download it.” She went further. “Can you imagine the staff time, and

Admaston-Bromley councillor Michael Donohue makes a point during the municipality’s Jan. 20 regular meeting. Mercury photo by Lucy Hass then the cost,” Briscoe said, not to mention losing the space normally given to community organizations to promote their activities and services, through municipal mail-outs. “No, we’re supposed to leave that out,” Briscoe said. And, she wondered, whose responsibility will it be when census complaints roll in. When Councillor Dick suggested bring-

ing a motion to council’s February meeting, Briscoe disagreed. “I think we should do it right now; strike when the iron’s hot. I don’t want to talk about this anymore,” she said. But the ultimate decision, Mayor Briscoe said, lay with council. “If you’re happy to take on the downloaded services, that’s fine,” she said. They clearly were not.

Livestock claims almost double in 2010; coyotes sole cause of problem

Livestock claim compensation was up in Admaston-Bromley Township in 2010. Council’s protective services committee chair Dirk Rook reported Thursday that total kills climbed from 30 in 2009 to 49 as of Dec. 15, 2010.

The total amount of claims paid to livestock owners rose from $7,405.75 to $15,739.05. The types of animal killed the previous year, in 2009, were 15 hens and ducks, 11 cattle and four sheep. In 2010 the kills included 29 sheep and 20 cattle. “The big thing is it doubled from last year,” said Rook.

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Perspective from rec director, treasurer on pool and ice pad STEVE NEWMAN

As part of a two-part presentation to Renfrew council members Monday night, Renfrew recreation director Kelley Whitman-McKie admitted she was more the bearer of good news and treasurer Keray O’Reilly the bearer of the bad news. To the surprise of none of the council members, O’Reilly said the project simply won’t happen if the town doesn’t get infrastructure funding from the federal and provincial government for two-thirds of the project. It wasn’t all bad news from O’Reilly, but he did expose the financial challenges the town will encounter in the pursuit of a pool and a second ice pad. The provincial restrictions limit what the town can legally borrow to make such a combined facility a reality. O’Reilly outlined the town’s borrowing possibilities in the context of new and future longterm debt. The treasurer said new debt amounted to just over $12 million (including $10.6 million for the new waste water treatment plant) and future new debt of another $3.7 million. These debts are expected to include a new aerial ladder and pumper truck

for the fire department in coming years. He said another potentially complicating factor would be interest rates for money borrowed to help make the combined facility a reality. The lower the interest rate, obviously the healthier the prospects for borrowing money, said O’Reilly, who predicts interest rates will rise from bottombasement rates right now. Using the low end of WhitmanMcKie’s price forecast of $14- to $16-million for a new pool-second ice pad, annual repayment on borrowed money would amount to $810,000 at five per cent interest, $1,044,000 at seven per cent interest, and $1,296,000 at nine per cent. However, a complicating factor is the Province’s ARL, or annual repayment limit. The ARL cannot exceed 25 per cent of the town’s total revenues less net debt charges. Assuming the town is successful in finding provincial and federal funding for two-thirds of the project, O’Reilly said the financial picture becomes more palatable. At $14 million, the town’s portion would be $4.67 million. With a seven per cent interest rate, this would mean a tax increase of 5.8 per cent. If $2 million of that can be fundraised, O’Reilly

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Squaw Point Road, the street that runs off Mill Street behind Calabogie Lodge in Calabogie, will be renamed within the next month. This was announced at the Greater Madawaska council meeting Jan. 20 at the municipal office. Mayor Peter Emon noted that the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) consultation office in Pembroke had e-mailed council to say the term ‘squaw’ is offensive and derogatory to the AOO and all First Nations. The street will be renamed First Nations Road in February. RINK NEWS A successful 2010 Christmas in Our Town concert raised $1,600 for the Calabogie rink project. This money goes into a reserve fund for future rink renovations. The renovations, including placement of new rink boards, were completed in the last few months and will be celebrated this Saturday, Jan. 29 with a grand opening from 3 to 8 p.m. The event will include an official ribbon-cutting, public skating, sleigh rides and old-timers versus young guns hockey game. Meanwhile, council has contributed $5,500 for DACA well funding. The existing system was unable to pump out the water needed to flood the outdoor rink DACA Centre.

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said local taxes would raise only 3.3 per cent. Another financial burden, over and above all this, is the estimated annual operating costs of $150,000 to $175,000 for the pool. A second ice pad, said recreation director WhitmanMcKie, would probably require a small initial subsidy, but become revenue-neutral within four or five years. In the first half of the presentation, Whitman-McKie provided an overview of public response to the proposed facilities. She also noted that Renfrew is not expected to be in a “big growth environment” within the next 10 years and that “we don’t have the children and youth that other communities have.” For example, Stats Canada says 21.2 per cent of Renfrew’s population is under age 20,

while the provincial average is 25.1 per cent. Her PowerPoint notes also indicated she supports the “direction of council to explore the expansion of the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre with the addition of a second ice surface … that includes a pad, seating and additional dressing rooms. Additionally, an indoor pool should be explored, with a design that provides a wide range of aquatic experiences within a limited space.” As she told council, “I think I would support the addition of a pool, but I think we have to provide a small (pool) that provides maximum opportunity.” She also indicated that it was “well worth” exploring the opportunity to have both a pool and a second ice pad. After referring to the Hans-

comb Industry Reference Guide for construction costs in eastern Ontario, she estimated it will cost $14- to $16 million for a poolsecond ice surface and administration office space. She also noted that support for a pool is as strong today as it was 25 years ago, when 76 per cent of residents surveyed expressed interest in seeing a pool. Today’s support, as indicated in the new recreation master plan, is 78 per cent. An important step toward realizing a pool and/or second ice pad is the completion of a feasibility and design study. Monday, town council authorized Whitman-McKie to apply for a Communities in Action grant to complete such a study. If successful, the town would only have to pay for 25 per cent of the estimated cost of $60,000.


Grand opening this weekend to celebrate rink opening ANNE LEFEBVRE


After months of hard work by over 70 volunteers, and the support of several local businesses, the Calabogie Rink renovations have been completed. The rink now boasts a regulation-size skating surface with brand-new boards and footings. The project was made possible by the tremendous support that the Calabogie Community Rink Committee (CCRC) received from residents and businesses in the Greater Madawaska area. Of the total cost of the project – $220, 000 – 70 percent was donated. Volunteers put over 2,000 hours of labour into the project, as well as donating heavy equipment and materials to the cause. To celebrate this achievement, there will a Grand Opening for the new rink on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 3:30 to 8 p.m, featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony, public skating, hay rides, refreshments, and an “old-timers” vs. “young guns” hockey game. CCRC is committed to providing the community with a safe, affordable, and inviting recreational facility that will enhance the quality of life for people of all ages by promoting an active

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Winter, here is thy sting old weather can kill. Just ask the families of the 80 people who die due to cold weather in Canada each year. After the week we’ve had, weather-wise, it’s easy to see why. It was one thing this past summer when air conditioning units were on the fritz in the area. That was a minor inconvenience for most, save for people with asthma or other breathing problems. Furnace breakdowns are dangerous. But cold that cuts like a knife, like we have been experiencing this week, affects everyone who has to walk outside. However, things could always be worse, as they were recently for our fellow Ontarians. A state of emergency was declared in the remote northern Ontario town of Moosonee on Monday, after temperatures dropped to around -40C, and the area dealt with an extended power outage. The power went out early Saturday morning and, on top of that, there is now a boil water advisory for James Bay residents. Many of the town’s 3,500 people have been congregating at the Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology campus for food and to keep warm. Frostbite can occur below even -4C, and it is hard to feel. Check for white or grey spots on exposed areas of skin that have lost feeling, usually in our hands, feet, nose and ears. Your mother was right – dress warmly, in layers. Nobody looks cool in the winter, yes, but then blue and black skin is also pretty unsightly too. Also, if you are outside, always keep moving. Drink up that hot chocolate but, no, despite what the cartoons we saw as kids with the rescue St. Bernard dogs and their casks of whiskey, nonalcoholic beverages will truly keep you warm. And, if all else fails, think warm thoughts back to those days of summer, when we were all complaining about the humidity.

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Hard to say goodbye REBEKA BORSHEVSKY My co-op experience has wound to an end, and now more than ever do I realize that saying goodbye is harder than it seems. It won’t really hit me until I wake up in the new semester and realize I’m not going in to work today. It won’t hit me until I have nothing to proofread and no articles to write. It won’t hit me until I don’t get to see my co-workers every day. But sometimes saying goodbye isn’t entirely accurate. I’m not planning on disappearing. I want to stay in touch,

drop in at the office if I ever get the chance. The articles I’ve finished but haven’t been published yet will remain, if there’s ever space that needs to be filled. And I’m looking forward to a little something coming up in March. Whatever happens, this doesn’t mean the end. Whether or not I go on into journalism, I will take everything I’ve learned with me. There is nothing better than knowing that you’ve accomplished something – and I’ve learned so much during my stay here at The Mercury. Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings, and God bless.

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To the editor: I’m tired of reading articles and letters from Hec Clouthier and Christine Tabbert constantly trashing Cheryl Gallant and the Conservatives. Let’s look at some facts first. Hec Clouthier ran as an Independent in 1993 and then as a Liberal in 1997 and 2000. Now he’s an Independent again. Make up your mind, Hec. In 2004 the Liberal Party amended the Elections Act to force all Canadians to donate to political parties through their taxes. Now, parties get $2 from the public purse for every vote they received in the previous election. That means taxpayers have given the federal parties $27 million a year since the 2008 election, including a whopping $2.8 million a year to the Bloc Quebecois – a party that wants Quebec out of Canada but not before stealing dollars from Canadian taxpayers to fund that separatist project. And the NDP must be ashamed to have taken their $5 million from the public purse rather than spending it on their beloved social programs for the jobless during a recession. Both the Liberal and Conservatives will tell us in the next campaign they are fiscally responsible and concerned about the deficit and justify this corporate welfare: $7.3 million to the Liberals and $10.4 to the Conservatives. Sure beats having to go door to door with your hand out for support. But now that I’ve pointed out that all parties are on the take, let’s

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“I’ve been waiting for you,” volunteer told ROSE-ANNE BOUCHER Our volunteer group, Friends for Life – Dominican Republic, has been home since mid-November and we continue to recall with great gratitude our time with the displaced Haitian Batey dwellers in the Dominican Republic, as well as the poor Dominicans living in the Barrios of both Consuelo and Yamasa. The contrast in our lifestyles was especially apparent to us during the recent Christmas season. As we celebrated with our family, friends and neighbours, surrounded by many blessings, both spiritual and material, we were reminded of one Haitian’s greeting from his hut’s doorway: “I’ve been waiting for you!” “J’attend ta visite!” (loosely translated Creole). We were warmly welcomed in each community despite running out of much-needed children’s shoes. We plan to do something about that next November. We managed to take 28 boxes of medication to the clinic, unpack them, and fill the shelves in the storage area. This is always the most important part of our mission. Delivering that much medication means the saving of a large number of lives, reducing the suffering of many more, and bringing hope and love to

all the communities with which we are involved. The extra medication, such as vitamins,, donated from our own communities, will make a huge difference. The total value of the medication at cost was probably close to $250,000, but far more important will be the lives saved. Though primarily a trip to deliver much-needed medical and personal supplies, our one-on-one time with the local people brought us to their homes, Batey clinics and schools. Seeing first hand the slum-like conditions of the “homes” was heart-wrenching. It was difficult to accept that living conditions have not improved since an initial visit to the Bateys 12 years ago. What was most heart-warming was the healthy condition of the babies, toddlers, young school age children and the young moms thanks to the Well Mother/ Well Baby clinics and the children’s vitamin program. The organization-supported doctor, Dr. Leo, treats mostly the elderly on his weekly rounds in the Bateys. Our group included three audiologists, one speech pathologist and a hearing instrument specialist. These tireless professionals, led by Eric, performed 450 hearing screenings (the pre-visit estimate was 55) on all

the children in three Bateys: Antonci, Guazumita, Los Jovillos and completed 32 full audiological assessments at the clinic. They are now preparing to bring back 27 hearing aids in March 2011. What looks of genuine gratitude on the faces of the mothers as they realized that their child would soon be hearing, some for the first time! The remarkable work done by our companions, the audiology group, have changed the lives for so many children for ever. Seeing a mother’s tears of joy in realizing that her daughter, who would have been considered mentally handicapped in this country, suddenly could hear once wax was removed from her ears was indeed a miracle. The hope brought to these people is immeasurable. This note came from the main organizer to his travel companions: “You also demonstrated your love to some of the most disadvantaged people on earth by delivering supplies for the babies, elderly and very poor. You delivered food packages, which came from our funds, to very poor people, but even more importantly, you touched their lives with your love and I am certain, they also touched you. You also, out of the generosity of your heart delivered toys, sports equipment, colouring books and much more to children who have so very little.”

Audiologist Andrea Graham checks the ears of one of the children.

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Suspicious fire in Greater Madawaska

The Renfrew detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to 139 calls last week. On Wednesday, Jan. 12 at about 5:05 a.m., officers attended a fire at a commercial property at the intersection of Calabogie Road and Norway Lake Road in Greater Madawaska Township. The main door on the north wall and the north wall were set on fire. The fire department extinguished the fire, and the Ontario Fire Marshall is investigating, as evidence was located at the scene suggesting arson. Constable Sean Smith is investigating and would like to speak to commuters who may travel that area in the early morning hours and who may have seen suspicious activity at the vacant business. Call the Renfrew OPP at 613-432-3211 to speak to Const. Smith. CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS

The Renfrew OPP would like to remind the public that the process for obtaining a Criminal Record Check has changed recently. In order to work or volunteer with children, the elderly or disabled persons, a vulnerable sector clearance must be obtained. The forms required for this process are available at the Raglan Street detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. One of these forms must be filled out and signed by the agency (school, hospital, sports organization, etc) that is requesting the criminal record check be completed. Just like applying for a Passport, there are only specific forms of the Identification deemed acceptable by the RCMP. At least one photo ID is required and without acceptable ID the Criminal Record Check cannot be completed. The following is a list of acceptable forms of identification: driver’s licence, government employment card, age of majority card, military employment card, Canadian citizenship card, Indian status card, international student card, passport, permanent resident card, FAC, PAL, BYID card, birth certificate, baptismal certificate, hunting licence, outdoors card, Canadian blood donor card, or immigration papers. Health cards cannot be accepted for identification purposes under the Personal Health Information Act. Please be advised that this process takes a week to two weeks to complete at a minimum and can take up to six months, depending on the circumstances involved. The completed check needs to be picked up in person, by the applicant. The fee involved for a check for employment purposes, is $25,

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Renfrew OPP officers responded to four domestic disputes during the past week. One male was charged with assault, one male was charged with assault and mischief under $5,000. No criminal offences occurred in the other two cases.


Introduction to Ecological Agriculture Workshop FEBRUARY 4th and 5th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days BARR LINE COMMUNITY CENTRE, DOUGLAS ($60 for second person from same household)


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Two laptop computers were stolen form Renfrew Collegiate Institute. The computers are believed to have been taken in November, and since then attempts were made to locate the laptops as it was believed they may have been misplaced. The computers are both HP Mini 5102, black with 10 inch screens. Const. Layton Mulvihill is investigating. Crime Stoppers Pembroke/ Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving this crime. If you have information on any criminal offence that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000. Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 735-8477 – 735-Tips – or you can reach us at 1-800-222-8477. You could help solve a crime. All tips remain anonymous and you will not have to attend court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display. Telephones are answered 24 hours a day. Visit the new website www. January is Crime Stoppers month. Take the time to learn more about your local chapter by visiting our website at

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A cottage property was discovered broken into on Jan. 23. A shed on the property on Lindsey Lane in McNab/Braeside Township was entered and a 2006 Yamaha RST snowmobile was stolen. Const. Ryan Besner is investigating. Three cottages on the north shore of White Lake were broken into. The cottages are accessible by snowmobile or ATV only, and when the break in was discovered, it was unknown if anything was stolen. Const. Mark Yarmel is investigating. The incident was reported on Jan. 20. A residence on Main Street in Cobden was entered during the late afternoon on Jan. 18. A back door was entered and cash and jewellery were stolen. Const. Jeff Cassidy is investigating.

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Winter Frew Fest SATURDAY, JAN. 29, 2011

Something for every one of all ages. Register Now at the Rec Center for: • • • • •

Red Neck Crash Ice Race (ages 12-14 & 15 plus) Hockey Skills competition (ages (9-15) Euchre (ages 55 plus) Snow Sculpturing Shopping Cart Races (5/team) AND • Fishing Derby Sat. at the Boat Launch • Ray McGrath Memorial Dart tournament (Legion)

Numbered Carnival Buttons ($3) on sale at: No Frills, Metro, Dahls, Rec Centre, & Town Hall

Discounts & Draws for Prizes will take place. Brochures are available with details of all 23 events. Visit us on Facebook at: Renfrew Rec Centre or on line at or call 613-432-3131

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Hunter safety The Renfrew Fish and Game Club is co-sponsoring a hunter safety course and Canadian firearms safety course for February. The dates for the Renfrew course are Feb. 24 and 25 from 5 to 9 p.m., and Feb. 26 and 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 20-hour combined course can be taken by anyone 12 years and older. The course must be taken by anyone wishing to get his or her first hunting version of their Outdoors Card. The course will also provide students with the criteria to obtain their Possession and Acquisition Firearms Licence. Also available will be the opportunity for anyone 18 years of age or older to challenge the Federal Firearms Test to obtain their Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL). Processing of the PAL takes about two or three months before students have licences in their hands. Kevin White of the Renfrew Fish and Game Club suggests not to wait until late in the year to take this course. However White also states that he will be offering other courses throughout the year and even if you can’t make it to this one, you can register your name with him and he will advise you when upcoming courses are held. White also says that if you have a group of 10, he can adjust to whatever time schedule you would prefer. White cautions, if calling other instructors for courses, make sure they ask if their price includes books and exams, or are there separate costs. Some individuals have said they signed up for a course only to find out that there were additional costs involved. Individuals do not necessarily have to be examined where they take the course. White offers it as a package for convenience. The course fee of $195 includes manuals and exams. For more information, or to register, call Kevin White at 613-432-5192. The Renfrew Fish and Game Club’s annual dinner and awards banquet is on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. at the Dacre and Area Community Centre (DACA). Guest speakers Liz Marshall and Nick Vandergragt from the Ontario Landowners Association will speak about will be Ontario Land Grant Patents. Crown Land Patent Grants are the original contract with the Crown when land grants were issued to the first settlers. These are transferable to anyone who the land is transferred regardless of size or sectioned off. Anyone owning property whether it be large or small should be aware of these Patent Grants. Banquet tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for 15 years old and under, and can be obtained by calling Gary at 613-432-2180, or at Gourley’s Variety and Sport on Hwy 132. There are a limited number available.

The Renfrew Fish and Game Club banquet is Sunday, Feb. 13 at the DACA Centre

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Timberwolves enjoy big weekend with three wins PETER CLARK

Three wins make the pizza taste sweeter and the bus ride a lot shorter. For the Renfrew Timberwolves, a threegame weekend sweep also gives them a sudden five-point edge on the Almonte Thunder in the battle for third place in the Valley Division of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League, although Almonte has played four less games. Renfrew is also just two points behind the No. 2-seed Arnprior Packers. The Wolves took both ends of a FridaySaturday doubleheader from Arnprior, by 3-2 and 5-3 margins, then pulled out a thrilling 4-3 decision over Almonte in the Lanark County town Sunday afternoon. WOLVES 3 ARNPRIOR 2 The Wolves were able to protect a onegoal lead throughout a tense third period to earn a crucial victory and their first of 2010-11 over their long-time rivals Friday night. Renfrew Pizzeria player-of-the-game Mike Rosebrook faced 29 shots, 10 coming as he shut the Packers down in the goalless final stanza. The game may not have been that close if not for the play of Arnprior netminder German Tsatsura, who blocked 37 of 40 Renfrew drives. Renfrew built up a pair of two-goal leads, but powerplay goals from the Packers in the second period bit into the advantage on both occasions. Derrin Lehoux, Matt Johnston and Curtis Sernoskie clicked for the Wolves. Lehoux’s tally 6:09 into the game was the lone goal in the opening period. It was almost the last play stoppage as the teams promptly reeled off a span of 10:38 before the next whistle. Johnston and Sernoskie gave the Wolves 2-0 and 3-1 leads in a wide-open middle session, but Ryan Eady and Casey Doner kept the Packers in contention with powerplay goals. The Wolves Kurtis Leclaire and Packers blueliner Mitch Melanson paired off in the game’s only scrap 9:46 into the third period. Other than that, the game produced only five minor penalties, four to the Wolves. WOLVES 5 ARNPRIOR 3 The Wolves broke a 1-1 deadlock with three unanswered goals in the middle stanza en route to sweeping the homeand-home match up with Arnprior. Sernoskie, Johnston and Lehoux all notched their second goals of the weekend in the second period. Dave Hobbs, 42 seconds into the first period, and Ryan Cuthill sandwiched between two Arnprior goals early in the third, counted remaining Renfrew markers. Taylor Collins, Michael Byrne and Ted-

dy Suckow answered for Arnprior, who scored one shorthanded and twice on the powerplay. Rosebrook made some key stops to allow the Wolves breathing room when the Renfrew club ran into penalty trouble in the third period. Matt Gagne handled the goaltending reins for the Packers. Arnprior was shorthanded six times and the Wolves eight, including one fiveminute sentence when Steven Powell was sent off on a check-from-behind call. The Wolves outscored Arnprior 8-0 when skating 5-on-5 over the two games. WOLVES 4 ALMONTE 3 Derrin Lehoux’s third goal of the weekend, off a Sernoskie rebound with 5:39 remaining snapped a 3-3 deadlock and gave the Wolves their margin of victory Sunday afternoon. Sernoskie with a pair, and Lucas Gonu also connected in the see-saw encounter. The Wolves trailed 1-0, but led 2-1 and 3-2. Rosebrook and Almonte counterpart Chad Hetherington matched up in their teams’ respective goalcreases. Hetherington kept the Thunder in contention, facing 45 shots. For the first time since he took over the coaching reins, Tony Iob’s club has reached the .500 plateau at 17-17-and-3. The Wolves now have a stretch of four consecutive home games, including games Friday versus the Perth Blue Wings at 8 p.m., and the 3 p.m. Saturday contest against the Metcalfe Jets as part of Renfrew Winter Frew Fest. Renfrew also plays host to the Pontiac Juniors Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. VALLEY-METRO ALL-STAR GAME Hockey fans in the neighbourhood looking to take on some action Feb. 12 won’t have to go far. The Arnprior Packers are hosting the annual Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Valley-Metro Conference allstar showcase on that Saturday at the Nick Smith Centre. The day features two hockey games. At noon, the Valley Prospects (rookies) take on their Metro Division counterparts while the veterans from both loops lock horns at 3 p.m. Ten dollars gets you into both hockey games. Later that evening is the annual ValleyMetro awards banquet. Guest speaker is Pakenham native and Arnprior District High School graduate Andrew Dickson, now the amateur scout for the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets. Banquet tickets are $25. Local Heroes is catering the banquet. The Renfrew Timberwolves will be represented by six players on the Valley Veterans squad. They are led by goaltender Mike Rosebrook, defencemen Ryan Lepine and Erik

Derrin Lehoux reaches around Arnprior netminder German Tsatsura to score the game’s first goal Friday night. Mercury photo by Peter Clark Mask, and forwards David Hobbs, Matt Johnston and Jimmy MacMillan. The Valley Prospects roster includes three Wolves. Renfrew season ticket holders would probably have no trouble naming them: Brady Clouthier, Derrin Lehoux

and Patrice Wren. Participants are needed for the kids team hockey skills competition Saturday at noon during Winter Frew Fest. Call the Renfrew Recreation Centre at 613-432-3131 for more information.

A last RIHL hurrah We were able to come up with an exclusive copy of the lineup everyone’s been waiting for. This Saturday during Renfrew Winter Frew Fest, the Renfrew Industrial Hockey League is holding a 1970s reunion game at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre at 7:30 p.m. Twenty-two players are pencilled in. Lacing up the skates for the Blue team will be Tim Gordon, Norm Bujold, Mike Etmanski, Gerry Bujold, Jeff Woito, Clayton McKechnie, Eugene Sheehan, Gary Johnston, Doug Pilgrim, Bruce Thompson, Ross Crozier and Dwight Crozier. Playing for the Red team are Pat. St. Michael, MJ Blimkie, Keith McKinnon, Andy Clark, Doug Clark, Beatty Gould, Bill Weiss, Ross Peever, Bob Briscoe, Pat Enright, Barry Briscoe and Harry Curry. Tough times for the Ottawa Senators: When things aren’t going well for a hockey team, you know they will be the brunt of a few jokes. The Ottawa Senators are no exception. The Senators are one of five Canadian bidders in the running to host the 2013 women’s world hockey championship March 31 to April 9 of that year.

PETER CLARK PETER’S PUTTERINGS It’s the last women’s championship before the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Already people are saying that a successful Ottawa bid to host the 2013 championship would be immaculate for the city and the franchise. The Senators might find a team they can beat, they said. * * * Zdeno Chara notched his first National Hockey League hat trick a couple of weeks ago, to become the fourth Boston Bruins defenceman to record a threegoal game. The others are Bobby Orr, Glen Wesley and Ray Bourque. And for this week: No one outside of Eugene Melnyk knows if or when the next Ottawa Senators general manager might arrive on the scene. One thing we can do, though, is look back on time. We test your memory. Who was the first general manager of the modern-day Ottawa Senators?



ATTENTION VETERANS, EX-SERVICE PERSONNEL AND DEPENDENTS Eligibility for benefits through Veterans Affairs has changed and new programs offered under the New Veterans’ Charter. This means you may now qualify for one or more of the following:

Spencer Yakaback, right, with some of his synchronized skating teammates. Photo courtesy of Kim Yakaback

Mission accomplished

Spencer Yakaback has reached his dream. The 18-year-old Renfrew skater will be competing at the Junior World Synchronized Skating championship in Neuchatez, Switzerland March 10-12. Yakaback qualified recently at the Hershey Centre in Brampton. “All his hard work, skill and determination has finally paid off,” said a press release. Yakaback joined the national

team gold ice list last season in hopes of making it to the World Championships. After a close competition, he lost by a mere few points. Yakaback decided to defer his acceptance to Queen’s University last fall to skate one more year. It has paid off. Yakaback thanks all his sponsors over the past few years who have helped to make his dream come true.

Peewee house league teams win big PETER CLARK

B.R. Fulton Construction and Scotiabank posted convincing wins in peewee league action. Chase Parkinson had a hat trick and Jordan Vandersleen blocked 16 shots in Fulton’s 8-3 decision over Eganville. Braeden Mackin, Nicholas Bovair, Alex Markus, Justin Virgin (1G, 2A) and Brendan Barber (1G, 2A) added singles. Brad Shean had four goals and Carter Atkins the goaltending triumph in Scotiabank’s 10-5 win over Pembroke. John Agnew added two goals, and Ben Shields, Ryan Fortin, Brandon Fortin and Caleb Coulas singles. Agnew, Daniel Hibbins and Cole Turcotte collected three helpers. Cobden topped Renfrew Pizzeria 3-1 in novice house play. Katie Brydges was in nets while Crawford Leavoy scored for Renfrew . Pizzeria lost to the Beachburg Bulls with Alex Vanderploeg scoring both goals for Renfrew. In atom play Farrell’s Installation blanked Barker’s Collision Centre 5-0 and defeated Barry’s Bay 8-1. Nicholas Wright had eight goals, Taunton Landriault three, and Darin Verch and Brady Limlaw singles. Landriault added four assists and Victoria Hanniman two. The shutout was Jacob Miller’s second of the 2010-11 season. Barker’s won the B side of the Pakenham atom house tournament. The Renfrew team answered a 4-1 loss to Almonte with wins over Kanata 4-2 and Petawawa 3-1. Colton Dowd had three goals, Brett Clouthier (2G, 2A) two goals and atom affiliate Crawford Leavoy, Hunter Gil-

christ and Brandon Nykyforak singles. McKale Van Genderen backstopped the win in the final and Bryce Schaap the semifinal. Barker’s also lost 3-2 to Pembroke in league play despite a pair of Nykyforak markers. Fraser’s Clothes Shop and Budget Roofing both split decisions in an Almonte bantam house tournament. Fraser’s defeated Smiths Falls 4-2 and lost 3-0 to Arnprior. They also tied Arnprior 1-1 and fell 53 to Eganville in league encounters. Kellee Bovair and Matt Stuart had two goals overall. Cody Corbin, Neil Gibbons, Jessey Chapieski and Carson Eady logged singles. Jonathan Carlson guarded the Fraser’s goalcrease. Budget Roofing beat North Dundas 2-1 in a shootout following a 1-1 game in the Almonte tournament, before losing 2-1 to Perth in their second match. Budget edged Arnprior 2-1 in league play. Justin Visinski had two goals and Justin KnightLocke and Ayden McLeod solos. Shootout markers came from Jonathan Vezina and Carter Briscoe. Carter Blimkie was in nets for Budget Roofing. David Cooco, Ryan Fraser and Tanner Payton all scored twice as USS trumped Cobden 6-1 in the midget loop. USS lost 4-3 to Arnprior with nine seconds remaining, after tying the game just moments before. Cooco had one goal, and earned assists on other Renfrew markers from Fraser and Mike Gavin. Travis Lemay was between the pipes in both contests. Ryan McLeod notched the lone Renfrew tally in Esso’s 9-1 setback in Deep River.

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

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The St. Joseph’s Jaguars and Renfrew Collegiate Raiders served and volleyed their way through a hard-fought girls high school volleyball doubleheader in the home of the Jaguars Jan. 17. RCI pulled out a pair of five-set decisions. Members of the two teams meet at the net in the senior contest. Mercury photo by Peter Clark


The Renfrew Collegiate Raiders and St. Joseph’s Jaguars got locked up in a pair of Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association volleyball matches at the St. Joseph’s gym Jan. 17. The Senior Raiders posted a pair of narrow wins, including one by a 30-28 count, to take a two-set lead. The Jaguars roared back to level the match 2-2 before RCI pulled out a five-set decision. Coaches Richard Daber and Jason Wilson said the net presence of the Doughertys (Caitlin and Sarah), Meghan Forgie’s attacking and effective defence from Jordann Hass were keys to the RCI victory. The junior clash also went the

full five sets before the Raiders prevailed. RCI outlasted the Jaguars 15-12 in the fifth set. RCI boys basketball teams completed the pre-exam portion of the 2010-11 schedule with a sweep of the Mackenzie Mustangs at the Grant Gymnasium on the same Monday afternoon. Matt Fleming ordered up a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Jacob Crilly added 13 points and Taylor Green 11 in the Senior Raiders 57-48 triumph. Gord Gaddess had five assists and Joel Corbin seven rebounds. Shazad Azam sifted home 25 points and Liam Beattie added a season-high 13 in RCI’s 59-35 junior triumph. Rudy Kadlec drained his first three-point hoop of the season for the Raiders.

WANTED: RED NECKS FOR CARNIVAL Mark Lavallee, left, and Justin Visneskie test the red neck crash ice race course in O’Brien Park by the Swinging Bridge. The red neck event is anticipated to be one of the highlights of the Renfrew Winter Frew Fest this Saturday. Participants are needed for the 6 p.m. red neck competition. Call the Renfrew Recreation Centre at 613-432-3131. Fireworks follow. Photo courtesy of Grant Lavallee




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Peewee Aces meet Stanley Cup champion PETER CLARK

The Upper Ottawa Valley Major Peewee Aces were in Kingston Jan. 14-16 for the Limestone City Cup AAA hockey tournament. They reached the final of eight-team event, but that’s not what they’ll remember most. The Valley lads met the Toronto Titans in their first game, which happens to be Doug Gilmour’s son’s team. The Aces got to meet, and had a team photo taken with the retired National Hockey Leaguer and 1989 Stanley Cup champion with the Calgary Flames. Also at the tournament coaching his son in another division was another former Toronto Maple Leaf, Wendel Clark. Back to the ice, the Major Peewee Aces defeated the Toronto Titans and Oakville Rangers in the Valley squad’s first games. After a 4-1 setback to the host Kingston team, the Aces rebounded with their own 4-1 win over the Seaway Valley Rapids to complete the round-robin at 3-and-1 and advance to the final. Overtime was needed to decide a thriller with the Ajax-Pickering Raiders. The Aces led 2-0 and 3-2, but the

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The Upper Ottawa Valley Major Peewee Aces had a well-known hockey guest in Doug Gilmour drop into the dressing room at the Limestone City Cup tournament in Kingston. Photo courtesy of Jane Collins


NAPA Auto Parts skated home with its third peewee house hockey tournament title of 2010-11 from Westmeath recently. In front is Braedon Vincent; first row from left, Brandon Hanniman, Hunter Wright, Evan Zohr, Dawson Campbell, Charlie Strader; second row, Logan Wright, Elysa Essiambre, Brittany Roberts, Eric McIntyre, Jared Leclaire, Jacob Sweeney; and back row, bench staff Cory Sweeney, Carl Wright, Scott Campbell and Bobby Lavallee. Photo courtesy of Lesley Wright

NAPA wins third title

The NAPA Auto Parts peewee house league team is keeping the Renfrew Minor Hockey Association front and centre at tournaments throughout the Valley. NAPA recently won its third tournament, this time in Westmeath. NAPA defeated Pembroke 2-1 and downed the host team 7-2 before handing Deep River a 5-1 defeat in the final.

Dawson Campbell paced the NAPA attack with four goals. Evan Zohr added three goals while Hunter Wright, Brandon Hanniman and Logan Wright contributed two goals each. Jared Leclaire scored once and Hanniman added three assists. Goaltender Braedon Vincent backstopped NAPA to its latest triumph. NAPA has also captured both the Eganville and RMHA tournament titles, and a B crown in Almonte.

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Raiders came back every time, and eventually forced overtime. A five-minute 3-on-3 sudden-death session could not declare a winner. The Raiders scored twice in the shootout and the Aces answered with one goal, paving the way for Ajax-Pickering to claim the championship in the battle of evenly-matched teams. The Aces roster includes Renfrew

The Renfrew Bantam Timberwolves blanked the Petawawa Patriots 7-0 behind Jonathan Chippure’s second shutout in a week and fourth overall in Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League action Sunday. The Bantam Wolves also skated to a 4-4 deadlock with Muskrat after the Voyageurs pulled even in the dying seconds of the third period. In other action, the Wolves lost out in the quarterfinal in the Arnprior Packers tournament Jan. 15-16. Renfrew defeated Embrun 3-0, lost 2-1 to Brockville and then dropped a pair of decisions to Vankleek Hill 3-1 and 1-0 in overtime as Chloe Eady narrowly missed posting a shutout. Adam Martin had two goals, and Drew Edwards, John Pettigrew and Kevin Crozier singles in the tournament. Rory Whalen had a hat trick in Petawawa and four goals total in the two league contests. Auston Pierce added three goals and Mar-

tin (2G, 3A) and John Pettigrew (2G, 4A) two apiece. Edwards collected four helpers and defenceman Justin Lennie two. Connery Campbell carded his first shutout of the 2010-11 campaign and Nicholas Crozier notched a hat trick to lead the Atom Wolves past Arnprior 6-0. Brendan Hill, Braedon Reinert and Simon Rose added singles. The Major Midget Timberwolves doubled the Pembroke Kings 42 and tied Valley Storm 2-2. Joel Corbin had three goals, including the two versus Valley Storm. Singles came from Jarret Latendresse, Tyler Kelly and Braeden Cameron. Zach McIntyre earned the goaltending win and Blake Schwartz the deadlock. The Midget Wolves host Valley Storm Saturday at 6:15 p.m. The Bantam Wolves are also at home Saturday when they take on Pembroke at 5 p.m. The Bantams also challenge Valley Storm at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre.


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It was back to the ice for Renfrew’s senior men as the busy Low Cup continues. Finally, we have some better news to report. The latest action took the Renfrew teams to Deep River and games against Arnprior. The team of Rob Warren, Don Rouble, Jim Berg and Andy Humphries looked like they were rounding into form as they played two strong games and made key shots when they counted, winning 13-5 and 10-1. The team of Dave Eady, Don Lowe, Dwight Hayward and Rory McKay struggled but were kept in the game by Eady’s hot shooting before dropping one game 8-7 and winning the other 7-6 as Eady’s double takeout with last rock sealed the win. The good news, however, was Pembroke dropping two games to Deep River and letting Renfrew chip away at the huge deficit facing the home side. The senior men also declared the winners of the Red Anderson Trophy. Rob Warren, Dwight Hayward, Ted Digel and Mike Gallagher comfortably won the draw with a 9-0 record. The Friday night fun league declared the team of Ed Lepack, Dwight Hayward, and Rory and Eliana McKay as the winners of their second draw. Sunday curling has entered its third week and is being enjoyed by a number of new curlers as they try their hand at a great winter pastime. It has also brought back some former curlers who have been away for a number of years or who have not been able to curl because of work and family commitments. Remember this limited opportunity is available for the next five Sundays with instruction and practice at 1 p.m. and games at 2 p.m. The next fun spiel at the club is a special one as Shelley Jamieson (613-432-2870) is hosting the Sweetheart Spiel Feb. 12. As always this is open to the public and all are invited. Enter a team or enter individually and don’t miss out. Here is food for thought. Most people think the term “curl” comes from the movement of the stone down the ice. But some think “curl” derived from the Scottish “curr” which is the rumble made by the rock as it slides on rough ice. It is hard to believe that the proud Scots would use ever an English word to describe their national pastime.

The Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club competed in Ottawa at the National Capital wrestling club’s annual tournament Jan. 8. Renfrew had a strong showing in numbers with both the senior and Mat Rat team participating in the tournament. About 200 athletes competed from all over Ontario. Renfrew’s high school senior team won nine medals, including five gold and three bronze. They also had a fifth and eighth-place finish. Gold medals were won by Jake Cartman, James Foran, Joey Hanniman, Shohannah Smith, Megan Rousselle and Athena Mitchell. Molly McFarlane, Theresa Hackbarth and Angel Smith showed strong performances and capturing the bronze medallion, while Josie Diotte and Devin Tabbert were just off the podium. Senior coaches Jazmine Scobie, Nathan Beattie

and Harry Smith were present for the success of Renfrew athletes. All wrestlers fought hard to make Renfrew proud. Congratulations wrestlers. Renfrew’s Mat Rat team also had exceptional results, with six gold medals, four silver, seven bronze and three fourth- place finishes. Brendan Forester, Chelsea Bernard, Sydney Phillips, Colton Warren, Jade Charlebois and Brandon McDonald won the gold medal. Winning the silver medal was Jolie Briscoe, Ryan Landriault, Samantha Smith and Sarah Malatesta. Cody McDonald, Cole McKee, Logan Picard, Cole Herbert, Lillian Warren, Tiara LewisDowell and Alex Tachiatis finished hard to capture bronze, while Curtis Bernard, Curtis Forrest and Bryson Lines finished fourth. All Renfrew athletes fought hard and showed the Renfrew coaches the potential the team will have the season.

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Liberal candidate says nuclear industry lacks leadership from Ottawa Following is a news release from the office of Liberal candidate Christine Tabbert. Federal Liberal candidate Christine Tabbert says the lack of leadership shown by the current government concerning Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. has failed the residents of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. “What I believe is required, and what is missing,” said Tabbert, “is a strong voice in Ottawa that is advocating for the residents of this riding and the stake that all Canadians have in AECL,” she said in a Jan. 21 news release. The Harper government was expected to make an announcement this month on who would be taking over the CANDU business, after announcing in May 2009 that it was putting the crown jewel of AECL and the Canadian nuclear industry up for sale. Reports began circulating last week that the only two companies rumoured to be in the running to purchase the business, Bruce Power and SNC Lavalin, had both withdrawn their bids. “The Conservative government’s proposed sale process has gone nowhere for over a year and a half, and it is apparent that they have no plan for the future of AECL or the nuclear industry in Canada,” said Christine Tabbert. “No industry can survive and thrive in this atmosphere of uncertainty. Before they invest, customers understandably want to know: where does Canada stand? What is the future of Canada’s nuclear program? And the answer to those questions from the current government is silence.” It was reported this week that the Society of Professional Engineers and Associates (SPEA), which represents scientists and engineers at AECL, issued a bulletin about the rumoured end to the Bruce Power and SNC Lavalin bids, expressing that it is “extremely concerned” by the failure of the bids. “I share SPEA’s deep concern that the current government may now simply allow AECL to die a ‘death by a thousand cuts’ or be sold off piecemeal, which would amount to the same thing,” said Christine Tabbert. “What is needed, and what is sorely lacking, is leadership. The industry needs a long term plan, and the government of Canada has to play an integral supportive role in that long term plan.” “This is not a matter of partisan politics. Even if AECL is sold, there is no exit for the federal government from the nuclear industry,” said Tabbert. “The only question is whether the government wants to be fully committed, providing visible support to the industry, or whether it wants to accept it as a risk and a liability. It is critical for our local economy that the federal government recognize the opportunity.

Failure to act is decimating any future customer base, putting domestic nuclear power generation at risk and making Canada a future nuclear beggar.” “Over the past dozen years, our local representatives in Ottawa should have been working


to ensure that the federal government of the day, regardless of political stripe, was developing a long term plan for the nuclear industry in this country,” said Christine Tabbert. “Instead of focusing on what is right for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke,

and what is needed for this riding, two local opponents, who will do or say almost anything to attack each other, have been busy publicly playing out their personal vendetta.” The Candu industry generates $6 billion in revenue annually

for Ontario in the private sector alone, and is directly responsible for 30,000 high quality jobs in this province. AECL is the second-largest employer in Renfrew County and is responsible for well over $200 million in economic impact to the area.

Jacey thrilled by Mickey Mouse and his friends at Ottawa Civic Centre STEVE NEWMAN

It was one of those once-a-year treats from mom and dad, but the treat ended up being sweeter than expected. Four-year-old Jacey Templeton knew her parents, Tammy Ott and Joe Templeton of Calabogie, were taking her into Ottawa for a special treat Jan. 8. But she didn’t know it was Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show until they arrived at the Civic Centre. The show entertained an estimated crowd of more than 2,000 as Mickey Mouse and such Disney friends as Minnie, Donald Duck and Goofy hit the road for a hilarious talent show. Along the way they run into such characters as Cinderella, Tigger, Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Jessie. Even better, during the halftime intermission, a few members of the cast, dressed in polka dot costumes, started mingling with members of the crowd. Dad headed off to pick up a Beaver Tail, which Jacey had never tasted, and by the time he was back Jacey and her mom had been swept up, along with a few other kids and their parents. To start the second half, a small handful of parents and children were on stage dancing in provided costumes. Tammy, for example, wore a big black and silver chain around her neck along with a cow bell and huge yellow sunglasses. Another parent imitated a rock star by wearing a wig and carrying a fake guitar. And Jacey kept dancing after connecting with one of the actors, a gal from Louisiana.

“Create memories with them or for also relived her memories with students The kids’ parents danced on stage to the tune of Old Time Rock and Roll; the them. It doesn’t have to cost money to at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Calabohave fun with them.” gie. She shared photos and the video taken kids to another song. Jacey, who attends junior kindergarten, by her parents during the Disney show. “I’ll never forget it,” said Tammy. “The parents were playing on instruments and having a good time, and making fools of Notice Public Open House No. 2 ourselves.” Even better was the reaction of her Constant Creek Bridge Rehabilitation/Replacement daughter, said Tammy. Environmental Assessment Study “She was excited,” she explained. “In my 35 years I’ve never experienced anyTuesday, February 8th, 2011 thing like that. “We were happy to do it for her, and to 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. see her face says it all.” DACA Centre Parents might not always be able to 111 Flat Road afford special treats like the Disney proDacre, ON duction. But that’s not the biggest need for youngsters who are growing up, says The County of Renfrew has undertaken a Class Environmental Assessment Study for the Tammy. Rehabilitation/Replacement of the Constant Creek Bridge which is nearing the end of “Just do things with them,” she sugits service life. The primary study issue is to define a Recommended Plan to rehabilitate gests. or replace the Constant Creek Bridge, to restore its structural integrity. The study will assess bridge replacement options to improve overall traffic operations of the Constant Creek Bridge. The goal for the project is to develop a plan for the roadway (Ferguson Lake Road) and bridge that considers long term transportation operation and safety needs while balancing environmental effects. The project is being completed as a Schedule ‘‘C’ type project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (2007) document. The EA Study will confirm the need and justification, document environmental conditions, examine alternatives and potential impacts, and recommend mitigation measures.

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LEGION PRESENTS 65-YEAR PIN Sgt.-at-arms Randy Dowell, at right, presents veteran Bill Burton with a pin recognizing 65 years with the Renfrew Legion Branch 148. The presentation was made Dec. 16 at Burton’s home at Sand Bay, Que. In an article in the Shawville Equity by Andrea Cranfield, the 90-year-old Renfrew native said it felt good to receive the pin. The Equity article says Burton joined the Lanark Renfrew Scottish Regiment as a gunner in 1940. After being discharged from the army, he joined the navy and was called overseas in 1942. The Equity added that in 1951 Burton became a drummer with the Regimental Pipe Band and drummed with the Renfrew Legion pipe band for more than 30 years. Photo courtesy Andrea Cranfield, The Shawville Equity.

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NEW CPR AGENT INSTALLED AT RENDESCENDENT OF CHIEF MCNAB FREW: Mr. F.C. Clement, who has been located for 15 years at West Ottawa as CPR PASSED AWAY: Ellen McNab, widow of station agent, arrived the late Patrick McCarthy in Renfrew on Monand a direct descendent of day as successor to Mr. Chief McNab, died at the Charles A. Whyte, who home of her nephew, Mrs. FROM THE OLD FILES a number of years ago Archibald McNab, of Horcame to Renfrew from ton Township. Mrs. McCarEganville as succesthy lived in Mount St. Patrick until the time of her husband’s death sor to the late W.P. Ritchie and now takes a number of years ago, when she went to superannuation. Mr. Clement’s family live with her nephew and for a long time will arrive later. Coming with high crehad been a sufferer of cancer which even- dentials and a pleasing personality, he is tually ended her life on Saturday, Jan. 21. expected to worthily fill the position now She was buried on Monday, Jan. 23, the vacated by Mr. Whyte, who is to continue funeral taking place to St. Francis Xavier to reside in Renfrew. There was a short Church, Renfrew, and thence to Goshen interval between the retirement of Mr. cemetery. A number of friends were in Whyte and the installation of Mr. Clemattendance to show their respect for this ent during which time Mr. F.C. Marshall was in charge. highly esteemed lady. RETURNS HOME TO RECOVER FROM JANUARY 27, 1971 ILLNESS: Mr. James Ross who for a number of years has been engaged with the Eastern Construction Company on the NEW INDUSTRY EXPECTED SOON: The line of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Mercury Advance learned last week there north of Fort William and who has been are local applications for industry grants ill in the company’s hospital for the past being processed by the Department of Refew months with typhoid and malaria fe- gional Economics Expansion. If these apver, returned to his home in Renfrew on plications were developed some 900 jobs Monday, to remain with his family until would be created for Renfrew and the imhis strength permits his returning to his mediate area. Minister of Industry Trade and Commerce, Jean Luc Pepin told the work. House of Commons Friday, that four applications had been announced by M.P. JANUARY 23, 1936 Murrary McBride’s office. MAYOR WADE REQUESTS ALL BUSI- CREAMERY TO CLOSE: All manufacturNESS SUSPEND ON TUESDAY, JAN. 28: ing operations of the United Dairy ProMayor Wade has requested that all busi- ducers Co-operative here in Renfrew will ness shall be suspended in Renfrew on come to an end this weekend. The plant Tuesday, Jan. 28 when the citizens will be will close as of the first of next month. given an opportunity to fittingly observe The closing of the plant ends a 76 year era the time in remembrance of our Late in Renfrew, during which time Renfrew Sovereign, King George V. Schools will was often referred to as The Creamery be closed for the day. It is understood the Town. The Renfrew Creamery was foundchurches will arrange for memorial ser- ed in 1895 largely due to the efforts of Mr. vices in remembrance of his late Majesty. A.A. Wright who was the first manager Mayor Wade has postponed the meeting with James Carswell. of town council scheduled for Tuesday, Olga Lewis is available to help with reand it is sincerely expected that all social search. Contact her at olewis@sympatico. ca. events and business will give way.

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

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Acclaimed show about Gram Parsons coming to Renfrew Best Western Feb. 20

Grievous Angel: The Gram Parsons Story will be performed Feb. 20 at The Best Western in Renfrew. The show stars Anders Drerup and Kelly Prescott as Gram and Emmylou Harris. The show was inspired by Michael Bates’ March 1973 interview with the doomed singer in Boston. It was Parson’s last recorded conversation. The theatrical concert is produced and directed by Michael Bate. Montreal Gazette music reviewer Bernard Perusse rated Grievous Angel as one of the top five concerts in Montreal in 2010. This is pretty heady company considering Paul McCartney and Eric Burdon and the Animals were also on that list.

The show tells the story of Gram’s tragically short life. Gram died in 1973 at the age of 26 from a drug and alcohol overdose. Apparently, his idol was Hank Williams who died at 29 in similar circumstances. Although he was never a star in his lifetime his influence is acknowleged by artists as disparate as Keith Richards, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, Norah Jones, Tom Petty, Wilco, Dwight Yoakam, R.E.M., The Black Crowes and others. It should be a fun evening. Tickets are available, in advance only, from Clayton Eady 432-7488 and Gord Eady 432-6127. The cost is $25 and all proceeds will be donated to Neil Eady to help with costs associated with the liberation therapy for MS.

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As per Town of Renfrew municipal by-laws, owners are reminded that all dogs and cats within the municipal boundaries must be licensed and registered. Tags are available for sale in the Treasury Department (main floor) of the Municipal Office located at 127 Raglan Street South. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The rates are as follows:

Visit by February 28, 2011, to register. Be an early bird and $1,000 could be yours! Quit smoking for the month of March and you could win a 2011 Honda CR-Z hybrid or Honda Insight hybrid – you decide.There are also two $5,000 vacations to be won provincially, plus seven regional prizes worth $2,000 each! To help you stay on track, free support is available through the Canadian Cancer Society Smokers’ Helpline at 1 877 513-5333 and

* Person’s wishing to register their animal as a service dog must provide the Town with a copy of the animal’s certification in order to receive their license for free.


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Licenses are valid for the 2011 calendar year and expire on December 31, 2011. Any owner not purchasing a tag is in violation of the Town of Renfrew by-laws and may be charged $55.00 per violation for harbouring an unlicensed animal.

The Driven to Quit Challenge is presented in collaboration with your local public health department. All prizes made possible through the generous support of McNeil Consumer Healthcare. No purchase necessary. Must be an Ontario resident over 19 years of age. Selected entrants must consent to urine test to confirm non-smoking. Skill-testing question required. 23 prizes to be won (ranging from approximately $200 to $23,000 in value). Full rules at Standard text messaging rates apply.

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Please find me a home

Look in today’s

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

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for these 3875 Gretchan

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Gretchan and Grettal, born October 2010, were brought to the shelter when they were tiny kittens after they were abandoned on the side of a road with their mother. They are very active and like to explore and play. They can be a bit shy in new situations but warm up quickly. Gretchan is a ďŹ esty little cat with lots of attitude and Grettal is a little more laid back. Gretchan and Grettal are at Arnprior Pet Valu for viewing. These beautiful little kitties will make wonderful companions for their new homes. Supplies the shelter needs are liquid laundry soap, bleach, paper towels and dog treats. You can call the Arnprior and District Humane Society at 613-623-0916 between noon and 5 p.m Monday to Saturday or visit

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Guest speaker all about kids, cancer and community Max Keeping will be the chamber of commerce’s guest speaker Feb. 15. STEVE NEWMAN

He connects with his audience while often speaking about the importance of community, kids, or the fight against prostate cancer. And he continues to do so despite ending a 37-year career as news vice-president and anchor of Ottawa’s CTV six o’clock news last spring. “If I keep up my schedule, I’m going to be busier than the Queen,” he said in an interview with The Renfrew Mercury while alluding to the monarch’s 375 annual appearances. At his current pace, Keeping will have 400, in his capacity as CTV Ottawa’s Ambassador to the Community. One appearance will be the Feb. 15 annual general meeting and monthly breakfast for the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce, at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. Keeping, who turns 69 on April 1, says his busy schedule

ensures that he keeps learning and doesn’t turn into a grumpy old man. There’s little chance of that, it appears. “Since I left the newscast,” says Keeping of his so-called March 2010 retirement, “I’ve been retired from the newscast but not from the news.” His schedule inevitably becomes tied to two topics − opportunity for children, and the opportunity for men to fight a better fight against prostate cancer. Seven years ago, Keeping finished treatments that appeared to leave him cured of the disease. He cautions, however, that one isn’t clear until symptomfree for 10 years, and he continues to advise men to have their prostate checked. “We are now successful with 62 per cent of cancers, so it’s criminal that 4,300 men die from prostate cancer in Canada (every year).” Keeping still pushes the education button, acknowledging

The local chamber of commerce guest Feb. 15 will be Max Keeping. Photo by Michelle Valberg

that “men remain reluctant to talk about their health, particularly below the belt.” PUBLIC BATTLE WITH PROSTATE When Keeping learned he had prostate cancer, he went public with his battle. During that time, doctors’ offices in the National Capital Region filled up with men wanting their prostate checked. Those

numbers have since declined, so the message needs to be repeated, says Keeping. Meanwhile, he remains honorary chairman of the annual prostate cancer fundraiser, Do It For Dad. As CTV Ottawa’s Ambassador to the Community, he says so much of what he does is connected to children. “Everything is tied into having a better world for kids,” says the uncle who’s also a foster parent of five boys. “Poor kids dream too. The biggest contribution (I think I can make) is to make sure they’re not denied the opportunity to soar.” Keeping also plans to return to Renfrew County in June for the county’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Born in Grand Bank, Newfoundland, he began his journalism career in 1957 with the Evening Telegram in St. John’s. He went on to be mentored by hall of fame broadcaster Bob Cole at VOCM before joining CFRA as the Ottawa radio station’s first parliamentary correspondent in 1965. Keeping covered parliament for CTV National News from

1966-72, then became the anchor and news director for CJOH-TV, now CTV Ottawa. A member of the Order of Canada, Keeping also has a wing of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario named in his honour. Keeping’s topic will be Building Caring Communities. He’ll speak about 8 a.m. Doors open at 7 a.m., with breakfast served at 7:30 a.m.

Home show March 25 to 27 With a new year, comes change. This year myFM and the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce will partner to present an improved home and leisure show. The show will take place at the Renfrew Armories, March 25, 26 and 27. The Home and Leisure Show is designed to help businesses increase sales, generate leads or simply showcase new products. There will be activities and things for the whole family to try and to enjoy.

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Accepting New Patients Deslaurier Custom Cabinets president Jim Deslaurier conducts a tour of the Hall Avenue manufacturing facility during its showroom open house Jan. 15. “We had a great day,” Deslaurier reported. “Even with the weather being very bad, we still had over 150 people come and tour the facility.” The local business may hold another open house in early spring. Mercury photos by Lucy Hass

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Deslaurier Custom Cabinets kitchen designer Adele Jacobs, at right, works out of the new Renfrew showroom at 550 Hall Avenue East.

The new Deslaurier Custom Cabinets showroom on Hall Avenue in Renfrew was a busy spot during a special Jan. 15 open house. At left, Jeff Menkhorst speaks with a visitor to the open house. At centre, in striped shirt, is Harold Hazen. He is the company’s distribution manager and has been with the Renfrew business for 25 years. 444450

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FOR THE MANOR AUDITORIUM Money Concepts of Renfrew presents a $7,000 cheque to the Bonnechere Manor auditorium campaign. The proceeds came from the Nov. 20 sold-out dinner-theatre night with the LAFT Players. From left, in the front row, are Bonnechere Manor Foundation board members Eleanor Donaldson and Donita Konyk, Margaret Wilson and Teresa Enright of Money Concepts, and Bonnechere Manor residents Joyce and Gary Wilson who are also the parents of John Wilson of Money Concepts. In the back row, from left, are, manor community relations co-ordinator Robyn Arseneau, manor foundation chairman Don Goulet, John Wilson of Money Concepts, and foundation board member Barb Bristow. The other $7,000 raised at the Nov. 20 fundraiser went to the Renfrew Rotary Club. The auditorium, which is under construction, is scheduled to open in April. But another $90,000 remains to be raised for the project. Mercury photo by Steve Newman

Phone number correction

A story in last week’s Renfrew Mercury on the grand opening and tours of the Teen Saloon on Plaunt Street in Renfrew had the wrong business phone number. The correct number is 613-433-8991.

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St. Joseph’s Catholic High School hosts career day


St. Joseph’s Catholic High School held its career day Jan. 19 in the town square lobby. Viviane Mulvagh presents her display on Calabogie Peaks Resorts.

St. Joseph’s Catholic High School held its annual Career Day Fair on Jan. 19 as the culminating project of its co-operative education students. The fair was held in the town Ryan Pichette was among the SJCHS students to pres- square lobby of the school, and ent his co-op display, the The Old Staye House Bar & featured a variety of different Grill in Arnprior. Mercury photos by Rebeka Borshevsky placements, from working at a

resort to cooking in a restaurant to being a veterinarian’s assistant. The bright, eye-catching displays were available for both students and teachers to view as they passed the lobby between classes. The students were questioned about the career they researched as well as what they learned from their placements. A portion of all proceeds donated to the Food Bank.


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At left, Margi’s Catering co-op student Maggie Wilson makes sure no one leaves the RCI Job Fair without a snack. Above, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship co-ordinator Terry Hoelke chats with some young students about the job fair. At right, Nathan Scott provides a history of one of Renfrew’s longest-serving businesses, Scott’s Shoe Store. Mercury photos by Peter Clark


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Semi-annual job fair held at RCI MEGAN LESTER The Co-operative Education Program at Renfrew Collegiate Institute capped off another successful semester with its semiannual Job Fair, which took place on Thursday, Jan. 20 in the Grant Gymnasium at RCI. The co-op program offers students the opportunity to explore the career of their choice, either in a half- or full-day work placement. The job fair, scheduled for the end of the semester, allows students to showcase their learning by displaying the work they

have carried out at their work placement. It is also designed to inform other students about the careers and companies located in our community. Students from both RCI and RCIS attended the job fair, as well as special guests such as Terry Hoelke, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship co-ordinator for the Renfrew County District School Board. A huge thank-you goes out to all of our valuable employers who support our program. Without them, none of this would be possible.

58 Scobie Road, Haley/ Chenaux. 50 Acre Hobby Farm

Bring the whole gang, custom kitchen, fireplace in living room, spacious family room, full basement, two garages Only $329,900 MLS#778886 TOTALLY RENOVATED/GARAGE LARGE YARD New soffit/fascia, new flooring, freshly painted, newer windows and roof, electric in garage, deck off family room, totally fenced yard - priced to sell at $134,900. MLS#778884


Approx. 3000 square feet of living space 2 double car garages Spacious family room Detached In-law suite Above ground pool Fenced yard & paddocks 4+1 bedrooms | 3 bath

$384,000 MLS #778548 & MLS #778552

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

1105 Goshen Road 98 Acre Hobby Farm


Approx. 2200 square feet of living space 1 two-storey double car garage 3 barns, 8 fenced paddocks Maple, pine, beech, cedar bush (40 acres) Hayfields (35 acres) Pastures & paddocks (10 acres) Ponds, creeks and trails throughout MLS #766311 | 4 bedrooms | 2 bath


bring your trailer, tent or come build your dream home, beautifully treed. $59,900. MLS #779650


Seniors’ Home Dewey Data from the Greater Madawaska Public Library Support: People helping people Librarian

Happy New Year all! I am looking forward to another year of literacy for all ages. One hopes that the budget will reflect the growing needs of our rapidly expanding township. Unfortunately, a one-time

JUDY EWART Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support

A new year is well under way and after a quiet holiday break Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support is busy planning new fundraising ventures and preparing for the upcoming income tax season all while continuing to provide our regular services. Income tax season is a busy time in our office as we have been taking part in the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Community Volunteer Income Tax Program for a number of years. This program offers training to volunteers who then help complete income tax returns during the income tax season (March to the end of April). Our program is geared to seniors and adults with disabilities whose income is low and tax situation is simple. It is becoming evident that filing an income tax return is becoming more important as your notice of assessment is what the government uses to determine your income when applying for income geared benefits. If you would like some help in filing your income tax return, please give our office a call (613432-7691) for more information. Wednesday, Feb. 9 Barb Christopher of the Canadian Hearing Society will be in our office to provide hearing screenings from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hearing screenings are done to determine whether an individual has normal hearing or some degree of hearing loss. If you have concerns about your hearing, please give our office a call (613-432-7691) to book a screening time. Saturday, Feb. 26 our Home Support in conjunction with the Renfrew Tea Room (128 Raglan Street) is hosting a Couples/Friends Night Out where we will be enjoying a delicious three course meal in this very artistic setting. The cost of the meal is $25 and includes a choice of soup or salad, main entrée – chicken parmesan or beef roulades – and dessert – butter tart or chocolate cheese cake. Reservations are required and can be made by calling our office. We invite everyone to come out and join us as we partake of a great meal, enjoy the company of friends and beat the winter blahs.

provincial grant is over and the upcoming federal budget will determine whether another will be maintained. Thanks to the province, we were able to add more current teen books to our shelves. They will be posted on the website shortly. The toddlers and pre-school-

Observe visiting policies, RVH urges To protect patients’ health and safety, Renfrew Victoria Hospital reminds patients and visitors to follow the hospital’s visiting policies. The hospital is particularly concerned about the spread of seasonal flu and other infectious diseases in the winter months. This winter has seen a spike in the spread of these diseases across Canada, which has led health institutions to increase their vigilance for the protection of those most vulnerable to infection — hospital patients, newborns and the elderly. “Our first priority is patient safety and well-being,” says Jessica Gilbert, clinical nurse manager of the acute care program. “Please assist us in securing a safe environment in which people can heal and recuperate. We ask for your assistance in decreasing the spread of infection for everyone’s well-being,” she says. RVH policy outlines visiting hours, the number of visitors allowed, visitor hygiene and handwashing protocol, as well as rules for child visitors among other things. These are some of the policies: • Regular visiting hours are from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. However, individual units may have specific visiting times. Please visit the hospital website for details, or call ahead to the

nursing unit. • Visitors are not permitted if they have symptoms of fever, rash, cough, sneezing, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, or have had recent contact with someone who has a transmittable disease or unvaccinated children who have had recent exposure to someone with chickenpox. • In general, there can be a maximum of two visitors per patient, and all children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. • Patients in isolation should have only one visitor at a time and a maximum of two per day, and those visitors must report to the nurse’s station before entering the patient’s room to get information on how to protect themselves during their visit. • The visiting policies in the Intensive Care Unit and the Obstetrical Unit are different. Again, please consult the hospital website or call ahead. Hand hygiene is also important and hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the hospital. They are on the walls as you enter the building. “Kindly stop and rub the cleansing gel over your entire hands for 15 seconds when you walk in and before you leave,” said Christine Ferguson, vicepresident of patient services.

ers are enjoying the two Early Literacy Stations provided by those grants. The self-check-out is working well and if you have difficulties, any five year-old will help you out. I would like to see more participation from Wards 2 & 3 in the Remote Delivery Services. Depots are at the Grocery Store in Griffith and the Transfer Station at Mount St. Patrick as well as Eagle’s Rest in the summer.

Contact the library 613-7522317 or Updated manuals will soon be delivered to each venue for perusal or you can check the website to explore our collection and the Interlibrary Loan service as well. Home-schooling parents can benefit from our many curriculum-support materials. Gary Guillmette drops off and picks up items every Wednesday.

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


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Located between Calabogie and Burnstown. Nice country lot. 1 Bedroom bungalow. Drilled well and septic. Call Dennis to view 613-432-0041. MLS #769513

Make your move to this family friendly community. Home is in move-in condition. Call Kelly 613-433-2681

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

Great Place to Start Out! 1.5 storey, 2 bedroom home. Centretown location, fenced rear yard. Priced to Sell $114,900. Call Kelly 613-433-2681 MLS#779065



2855B HIGHWAY 132

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- beautiful home set on 200ft deep lot - fenced in rear yard with detached garage - Hospital/Retirement home neighbourhood - has already had all the TLC - ready to move in! Call Vince Johnston 613-433-2254

Only 2 units left at $209,900. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own one of these economical homes. Features include 2 bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk in closet, custom kitchen cabinets, ceramic and hardwood floors. All this on a quiet dead end street. Call Morris Eady 432-1830 or 432-2100.

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





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

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

24007 HIGHWAY 41



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

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

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



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



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





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


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


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



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

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

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


Very private and views to die for! Hand crafted 3 bedroom home on 2 private acres on top of Kennelly Mountain. 2 bedrooms on the main floor and 20’x20’ loft master. Great for the nature enthusiast. Drilled well and septic $245,000. Easy to show - Call Patti 401-0197. MLS#741562


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

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708 FOURTH AVENUE Extremely well kept 3 bedroom family bungalow close to the Millennium Trail. Spic & span, inside & out! Large lower level family room with gas fireplace. Fully insulated 15’ x 26’ garage/ workshop. MLS#775840


660 HYDRO BAY RD Build your dream home on 19 Acres with 725 feet on Muskrat Lake. Trails throughout & Sandy Beach. MLS#755153

Choose the Sales Representatives at Royal LePage O’Neil Realty to work for you! F E AT U R E P R O P E R T Y 265 OPEONGO ROAD One of a Kind! This 1.5 storey home featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 baths is situated on beautiful 1.26 acre town lot with an amazing view of Renfrew. Since 2005 updates include hardwood/ tile flooring, new windows, 4pc bath, new roof, new seamless eaves troughs and many more. A Must See! MLS #777947

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87 MCBRIDE ROAD 3 bedroom bungalow under construction featuring 2 baths, open concept kitchen/living & dining area. Ceramic & hardwood flooring throughout. Good sized foyer with access to attached single garage. MLS#776565

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668 HYDRO BAY RD 443 Feet on Muskrat Lake. Bunk House, Septic installed & Hydro. Excellent for hunting, fishing and exploring MLS#758808

WHAT’S YOUR HOME WORTH? 99 STEVENSON CRESCENT Unique home in prime residential location on 2+ acres with plenty of trees. 3 bedroom bungalow, very spacious open concept living/dining area with 3 sided fireplace & an abundance of windows for natural lighting. Screened in sunroom. Immediate occupancy.MLS#746206

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63 ALVA DRIVE Brick & stone bungalow situated on the outskirts of Cobden with easy access to HWY#17. A bright & spacious home with 2+2 bedrooms, 2 propane fireplaces, central air, 2 veranda’s. Fully finished lower level. Attached double heated garage. New Roof in 08 and New Furnace in 10. MLS#755689


170 QUEEN STREET Affordable 3 Bedroom home perfect for 1st time home buyer. Trendy interior with more living space than you would think with main floor living room and family room. Great centre town location. MLS#757792

5961 MATAWATCHAN ROAD Cozy in Griffith for this 2 bedroom bungalow. Private treed lot with outbuildings, wood stove in living room, newer windows & doors. Well maintained and cheaper then paying rent. MLS#759114

233 AIRTH BLVD. Great Location! 3 Bedroom semi-detached bungalow with a good floor plan. Upgrades include: roof, windows, flooring & central air. Fenced back yard with storage shed. MLS#778706

16 ROBERT COLIN DRIVE Move-in Condition Mobile Home on the outskirts of Cobden. Nice park setting with large rear deck. All appliances included and immediate occupancy available. MLS#768246

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Preparing for the future Friday, Jan. 21 was the last day of regular classes for the first semester of the 2010-11 school year at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School. Also on Friday, students dressed in their pajamas or comfortable clothes for a Pajama Day, as they geared up for exams. Quite a different story this week however, as the students from grade nine to grade 12 are actually writing their exams. Monday to Thursday, students have been flocking to the gymnasium each morning to write. Friday has been set aside as a snow day in the event that exams are cancelled any day due to bad weather. In addition, do not forget that Monday, Jan. 31 is a Professional Activity Day for all schools in both school boards. For the Grade 9 students, this was their first experience at writing high school exams and for some, it can be a bit unnerving. However, this time of year can be a very exciting time for both junior and senior students alike.

With the deadline for university applications recently past (Jan. 14) and the college application deadline fast approaching on Feb. 2, senior students were working hard to ensure they have good JAGUAR JOURNAL marks with the hopes that they will gain admission to their preferred school. These deadlines are important to ensure that students are given equal consideration by the universities or colleges. There is a lot to think about for these students as they prepare for their future education. Students and parents are encouraged to go to the SJCHS web site to access more information about important dates and other things to consider. Follow the link to the Graduate Tool Kit under Student Services on the SJCHS home page http:sjchsrenfrew,wordpress. com. You will find a wealth of information including links to many other useful sites.


Looking forward to semester two at RCI Exam week. Shudder. Yes, exams are in full swing at RCI, and the countdown is on for the end of the semester. The halls of the school are silent, classes filled with the tired, the apprehensive, the eager, RAIDER RAP and the nervous. The week of serious testing feels odd to a first time exam taker, and to be honest I’ll be happy when the second semester starts. But until then the intensity of the week is on and the furious scribbling of pencils is nearly the only sound in the usually lively school. Everything has changed for the week. I don’t especially like change like this, so for me it’s pretty unsettling having the morning announcements so short, having only school things to bring because my volleyball stuff sits comfort-


ably in my closet until our season resumes. Not the mention all of us walking past the gym at the end of the day and not hearing the squeak of basketball shoes as either the senior or junior boys’ team practices. Of course, we still have some of the expected, wonderfully familiar atmosphere around the school. RCIS students are still in normal routine, and will be until the end of their second term nears. But, in this stressful time for teachers as well as students, there is little going on, which means I have little to tell. But you can be guaranteed a loud, lively and exciting school to return in February. Boys basketball and girls volleyball seasons will start up again faster than before. Interact, Relay for Life and other great school organization meetings will be held once again, and there will be much to tell about in the weeks to come!

Carnival shopping cart races Saturday at 11 a.m. When was the last time you witnessed shopping cart races? Since your answer is probably, “I haven’t,” you’ll be able to take in this intriguing event for the first time Saturday morning during Renfrew Winter Frew Fest.

High school teams are entered and ready and rarin’ to go, says Renfrew recreation program developer Grant Lavallee. The races run on main street from Scotiabank to the town hall. All that’s needed now is

your support to line the street for the 11 a.m. event. “Come out and watch,” Lavallee suggests. Renfrew Metro is supplying the shopping carts for Saturday’s races.

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

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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.

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.

146 TASSE AVE. 2 BDR bungalow, kit, L.R., 1-4pc. bath, Gas heat, insulated back room for laundry and storage, partial basement, storage shed, asking $119,500, Call Ross for details 433-1133.

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

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.

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




COMPLETELY RENOVATED “TRY THIS ON” — Newer kit. cupboards, counter top, flooring, LR totally refurbished. Sec. fl. 3 BDRs, 1 - 4 pc. bath. All new windows, doors, FA gas, central air, central vac. Newer 1 car detached garage, 200 amp. newer storage shed, newer paved drive, beautifully landscaped. Nothing to do. Call Ross 433-1133.

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


Collaboration: Building Strategic Partnerships at forum The Funders’ Forum for Renfrew County will bring together representatives from various funding programs and services who strive to build collaborative strategic partnerships and who have a common goal of further developing communities in Renfrew County. The forum will be held at the Marguerite Centre, 700 Mackay St., Pembroke on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration at 8:30 a.m. The objective of the Forum is to assist not-for-profit/charitable organizations, small/medium businesses and municipalities in accessing available funding programs. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various funding foundations and government programs such as: Renfrew County United Way, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, Ontario Ministries of Training Colleges and Universities, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Citizenship

and Immigration, Tourism and Culture, Health Promotion and Sport, and many more. An on-site appointment log will allow participants to meet on an individual basis with representatives from these programs and discuss their proposed initiatives. The afternoon session will include a panel of local organizations who will share their success stories of how they accessed funding for projects and/or initiatives followed by a question and answer period. Participants will also be able to participate in a training workshop on Writing an Effective Grant Proposal. Pre-registration is required as space is limited The cost to attend the Forum is $20/person with payment received at the door. The registration fee includes lunch, refreshments, and a participant kit. Simultaneous translations will be available if requested at the time of registration. Please confirm your participation by Thursday, Feb. 3 by visiting Enterprise

Renfrew County’s website at or contact 613735-8224. The Funders’ Forum is sponsored by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation, Renfrew County United Way, Enterprise Renfrew County,

Economic Development and Employability Network of Ontario (RDÉE Ontario), Ontario Rural and Co-operative Secretariat, Ontario Ministries of Community and Social Services, Training Colleges and Universities, Citizenship and Immigration, Tourism and Culture and Health Promotion and Sport.

Open House Guide Your key to must-see homes in the area! Enright Real Estate Brokerage INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Sun. Jan. 30 2-4 p.m.

Calling all Taste of the Valley vendors Do you want to showcase your unique made in Renfrew County products? Do you want to let your neighbours, friends and visitors to the area sample the best local products around? Do you enjoy talking to thousands of people over the course of a day and helping to support the local economy? Then what are you waiting for! Taste of the Valley is looking for you. This year Renfrew will host Taste of the Valley at the Renfrew Armouries Sept. 24.

Once again, the County of Renfrew and ProTyre in Renfrew will be administering the popular Taste of the Valley events throughout the area. Residents interested in showcasing their products at one of the Taste of the Valley events can submit an application form. If you would like more information, or to register for this event, go to www. and download an application.

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

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The Renfrew Mercury - January 27, 2011


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






177 & 181 ELK STREET

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

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188 CROSS AVE. AFFORDABILITY & GREAT VALUE HERE - Completely redone 2 B.R. 1.5 storey home - large eat-in kitchen with laundry rm. & adjacent bath plus new furnace & plumbing - Call Helen @ 432-0058.

BRAND NEW 2 B.R. custom bungalow to be built - hardwood & ceramic flooring - open concept living area with access to treed rear yard. Call Helen for interior design @ 432-0058.

• 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


777 PUCKER ST. (minutes from town) EXCELLENT LOCATION! 2 levels completely finished - choice lot - maintenance-free - open concept L.R., D.R., & kitchen - hardwood flooring - very pretty setting! - Call Helen @ 432-0058.

838 8TH ST. METICULOUSLY KEPT 3 B.R. Garden Home - end unit - 2 floors completely finished - 2 baths - family rm., c/air - gas heat - immediate occupancy - Call Helen @ 432-0058.



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

145 JENNET 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

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

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



11 SENIORS CRESCENT MINK LAKE 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.

CALL HELEN @ 432-0058

272 JORDAN AVE 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.

124 BELLAMY WAY GOLDEN 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


Literacy Plus project with Stained-Glass Design Studio is back Literacy Plus will repeat its successful Stained Glass and Essential Skills workshop as run in January/February 2010, in partnership with Kathryn Bossy of the Stained Glass Design Studio in Renfrew. Students will learn the basics of designing and creating

a piece of stained class and will finish the course with at least one completed project. Literacy Plus also appreciates the support this year of Employment Networks in Renfrew, which is providing space for delivery of part of the program. Expansion of the original 2010

course will give those taking part a wider scope for combining the “artisan skills” of stained glass with personal research into related topics of interest. One goal of the program is to improve employment skills, and the course will give students the chance to explore techniques

and skills related to a wide range of occupations. Literacy Plus is a community-based literacy and essential skills provider, based in Eganville and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). This free program is offered


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213 CALVIN RD Asking 215,000 for this 4 BR home on 7+ acres, large oversized garage with property. View at MLS# 778705

with special funding from MTCU. The program starts Wednesday, Feb. 2 . This program fills up quickly, so if you’re interested, please contact Literacy Plus for more information and registration details.

PRICED TO SELL Now only $299,900, waterfront, indoor pool, 2 acres of land, new roof, large detatched garage

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

MLS# 765550.




BRAND NEW 2441 Eady RD, only $249,900 HST Incl, three bedrooms, spacious interior and full basement. 3 BR and 2 full baths. on 1 acre of land. MLS# 774531

2451 EADY RD. Minutes to town, located on 1 acre, asking $259,900 HST Incl. 4 BR, 2.5 baths, 9’ ceilings on lower level. MLS# 765550.


D L O S 38 ACRES ON THE OTTAWA RIVER Minutes from town, over 2,700 feet of waterfront, very desireable location.

JENNET ST. FAMILY HOME Asking $175,000 for this spacious and very well maintained three bedroom home with large rear addition and garage. 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

PUCKER ST FAMILY HOME Now asking $239,900 Great location, open concept interior and 5 spacious bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. Family living is right here. MLS# 774531.


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

EXCELLENT CURB APPEAL Asking $168,000 for this well maintained family home in a great neighbourhood. MLS

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


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


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

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


NUMEROUS USED Washers, dryers, refrigerators, and stoves available. Mostly 3-5 years old. All come with 1 year warranty, delivery, and installation. Also repairs to most makes and models of appliances. 613623-1077 SCOOTER SPECIAL 25% Off Select Models Buy/sell Stair lifts, Porch lifts, Scooters, Bath lifts, Hospital beds etc. Call SILVER CROSS 613-2313549 WHITE CEDAR LUMBER, Decking, fencing, all dimensions, rough or dressed. Timbers and V-joints also available. Call Tom at McCann’s Forest Products 613-628-6199 or 613-633-3911 ARTICLES WANTED

FIREWOOD BY THE TANDEM LOAD CLEAN Random Length Hardwood For Sale 613-649-2544 Quick Delivery MIXED HARDWOOD 8’ lengths, excellent quality, by the tandem load. We also purchase standing timber and hard or soft pulp wood, also outdoor furnace wood available, call 613432-2286 SEASONED HARDWOOD, ready to burn. Maple and Ash only. $85.00 per face cord. Phone 613-432-8710 PETS

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Color black and tan, WANTED TO BUY new World Champion or used Ice cube mak- Bloodlines. ing machine 819-453- 613-622-5599 7647


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!

For Information or to Pre-Register call KEVIN WHITE




CHOCOLATE LAB PUPS for sale. 3 males. Both parents Choc labs. Great with kids and smart. Contact Traci at 613-205-1365 or email at GERMAN SHEPHERD pup! CKC registered, microchipped, vaccinated/dewormed. One male left, ready to go March 1, 2011. Champion bloodline, guaranteed sound temperament/disposition, $1500. 433-7054

PUREBRED BOXER PUPPIES, Fawn, flash, and brindle, four male, two female, vet checked, dewormed, first shots, tails docked, healthy/beautiful, $600. Ottawa Area, Danny 1-877-7032557 WAGS & WHISKERS PUPPY Kindergarten, back by popular demand, obedience and socialization for all breeds. For a well behaved puppy call the puppy training specialists Tena and Ian, 6236200 CARS FOR SALE

2002 GMC SIERRA, full-size truck 2500 series, 4 door, 4x4, fully loaded. Great for plow truck. 613-433-6081 2006 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX, V6, 4 dr, fully loaded, 100,000 km. 613-433-6081

3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW backing onto ravine, corner lot 50’x207’, 59 Wilson St. $189,000 private, 416-239-0428 Build Your Dream Home Today On Us!! Construction Financing - NOT needed. Large Deposit - NOT Needed. Pick a lot and we will buy it. Visit us at: and view our “Lot To Key Without The Fee” program. Call today 613-482-3397 TIMESHARE CANCEL. Were you misled when you purchased a Timeshare? Get out NOW with contract cancellation! Stop paying Mortgage and Maintenance 100% Money back Guaranteed. 1-888816--7128, x-6868 or 702-527-6868 INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL SPACE

UP TO 6000 sqft wholesale/office/storage space, loading docks, fire sprinklers, call 613-333-1042 to view HOUSES FOR RENT

New THREE BEDROOM HOUSE attached garage located between Renfrew and Arnprior. Gas heat, central air, main floor laundry, References a must. NO pets or smoking. Utilities extra first/last rent. Available March 1, 2011 613432-2659


COBDEN AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 1 bedroom 3rd floor loft apt $575/mnth, Hydro extra. Laundry and parking on site. No smoking, no pets. Call 613851-4630


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Berber $1.45 ft. Commercial $.89 ft. Laminate $1.99 ft. Ceramic Tile

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HUNTER SAFETY Canadian Firearms Course. Courses and exams held throughout the year. Free course if you organize a group, exams available. Wenda Cochran, 613-2562409.

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This home is a must see!! MLS #X2005183 613-432-3714 or 613-570-1389 for more info visit


1 BEDROOM APARTMENT available immediately, $499 a month. Freshly renovated. Centrally located in secure building. Call Bujold Properties 613-4320789 or 613-4324868 after hours 1 BEDROOM APT. Heat/Hydro fridge and stove included. Nonsmoker. No pets. 1 mature quiet adult preferred. $625 Call Dan 432-2268 1 BEDROOM FOR rent - fridge & stove included, hardwood floors, Available immediately, Renfrew $595/month + Hydro but includes Heat - (613) 6237287, Ext. 25


2 BEDROOM APT. Oak St. Ground floor. Fridge, stove, parking $575/mth* “with discount” plus hydro One year lease First/last and references required. 613-4333053

WILSON INVESTMENTS of Renfrew Ltd., is your one stop place if you are looking for an affordable, clean, quiet secure building to rent. Office is located at No.2 850 O’Brien Road, evening and weekends by apLARGE 1 BEDROOM pointment only, just call apartment available 613-432-8417 Feb 1st. Centrally located in secure building. ROOM $535 a month. Call BuFOR RENT jold Properties 613432-0789 or 613-432ROOM TO RENT sen4868 after hours ior lady looking for someone to share apt. LARGE 3 BEDROOM Private bedroom suit reapartment in center- tired or working pertown has private en- son. Happy pleasant attrance, private yard. mosphere, close to Parking with plug-in, d o w n t o w n , stove, fridge. Available $350/month, 432now. $800/month plus 7596 gas and hydro. 4322852 SHARED ACCOMMODATIONS

NEW ONE BEDROOM on second floor with fridge, stove, a/c and parking. No pets or smoking. $595 per month, first and last plus hydro and references. Available March 1/11. 613432-4387

SHARED ACCOMONE BEDROOM, MODATIONS Stonewall II for April, in For rent. Heat, hydro, a well-maintained builduse of laundry and ing, intercom for se- kitchen included. Locatcurity, laundry facilities, ed near Ikea Mall, to view call 613-432- $550.00 per month. 8417 Wilson Invest- aamilne2671@rog ments for more info

RENFREW 2 BEDROOM apt, heat/water, parking included. Washer/dryer hook up, quiet location of town, references, no dogs, Electric separate. $745 per month, 613646-7536, 613-6333 BEDROOM apart- 2647 ment available March 1st, 2011. 3 miles west of Renfrew on Hwy 60 Tenant pays heat (natural gas) and hydro $675, NO PETS 613433-5998 2 BEDROOMS APARTMENT available Feb or Mar. 1/11, 71 Renfrew Ave. #4 $550/month plus heat, hydro NO PETS 613592-2838

366 ALBERT ST base1 SINGLE APART- ment apt. 1 bedroom MENT and a double $575 a month first and - secure building bedroom. 613-433- last required, utilities in- All one level 0078 cluded, no pets. 613- utilities included 432-0827 1ST FLOOR, 2 Bed- 4 piece bath room apartment in BACHELOR APT for - Appliances incl. quiet seniors building. rent, heat and hydro inLaundry Facilities, cluded, $450/month, - minutes to shopping Available Immediately. centre town. Call 10-5 Studio Suites from Call 613-432-4909 Tuesday - Friday; 10-4 $599/month Saturday. 432-6434 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT available March 1st. Centrally located in secure building. $650 a month. Call Bujold Properties CL13898 613-432-0789 or 613432-4868 after hours STUDIO APART, FRIDGE & stove, hydro included, $700, Down2 BEDROOM APT, 2nd town, close to shopfloor, 104 Bonnechere ping. Available now, St. N. Fridge, stove, first & last required parking, phone 432613-433-3331 2014 after 5.

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CAREGIVER No experience needed, $14 and up Depending on Experience. Position in Renfrew. Mail resume Box E, c/o The Mercury, 35 Opeongo Rd, Renfrew K7V 2T2

OPERATIONS MANAGER REQUIRED for gravel pit. Mechanical and equipment experience would be an asset. Full time position. APPLY in person 9-4 WEEKDAYS only. Nesbitt Aggregates 1766 Lochwinnoch Rd RenCONSTRUCTION LA- frew. 613-432-5764 BOURERS required immediately. Must have OTTAWA’S Largest own transportation, Lawn and Property Driver’s License, Maintenance Company WHMIS, Fall Protection pays $120-$360 DAI& Confined Space. LY for outdoor Phone: 613-223-2303 Spring/Summer work. or Fax: 613-839-7415 Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic indiEXPERIENCED EXCA- viduals to fill our variVATOR required imme- ous 2011 positions. online @ diately. Must have Apply clean driver’s abstract, www.Spring AZ/DZ license, plus WHMIS, Fall Protection & Confined Space. PAID IN ADVANCE! $25.00-$35.00/hr. de- Make $1000 Weekly pending on experience. Brochures from home. Phone: 613-223-2303 100% Legit! Income is guaranteed! No experior Fax: 613-839-7415 ence required. Enroll Today! H O M E W O R K E R S NEEDED!!! Full & Part Time Positions Are READY TO BE YOUR Available - Will Train . OWN BOSS? MonOn-Line Data Entry, alisa Day Spa is now Typing Work, E-mail renting chairs for Hair Reading, PC/Clerical stylists. To inquire Work, Homemailers, phone 613-312-0703 Assembling Products. HURRY, SPOTS GO WEST END manufacFAST! - www.Ontario turer currently seeks a counter sales person who also has experiNEEDED NOW-AZ ence in shipping and Successful DRIVERS & OWNER receiving. OPS-. Start the New candidate will possess Year off right with a strong communication, and great career opportu- organizational nity. We’re seeking pro- computer skills and will fessional, safety-minded be able to multi-task in Driver and Owners Op- a busy environment. required. erators. Lease program Vehicle Available. Call Cela- Please send resume to: don Canada, Kitchen- M-Con Products Inc, er. 1-800-332-0518 2150 Richardson Side Road, Carp, On K0A www.celado 1L0 Attn: Human sources.

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





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

Contact Chris Paveley 613-432-3655 ext 31 Toll Free 1-800-884-9195 CL21800




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The Robertson Boys It’s beautiful to think that there are three crazy awesome angels looking after us, but in reality it sucks that they are not here with us. More than anything Ross wanted Effie-Rose to be looked after. It was his decision that a trust fund be opened in her name. The generosity that poured in for her because of her Daddy’s love was tremendous. When Ross was sick a strong bond was created between Stewart and Effie-Rose, they were drawn to each other, it was magic to see. Stewart too wanted to continue to support Effie-Rose and he made the decision to continue to contribute to her trust fund. And again the support was incredible. Then the unthinkable happened with Donnie. He too made the same decision and again the support from family, friends and the community was remarkable. For Effie-Rose to have so much love shine onto her throughout all of this is a testimony to how highly regarded the Robertson family is. Effie-Rose has a piece from each one of them, she has her uncle Donnie’s curls, her uncle Stewart’s mischief and her Daddy’s unwavering magnetism and charisma. Effie-Rose truly is a Robertson through and through, one minute she is charming you and the next you want to throttle her. She will always know the love that all the men in her life have for her. And from the personality that she is already exhibiting I believe that she too will leave a mark in this world. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.



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


Many thanks for all the kindness and help shown to Paul during his long and difficult journey. Special thanks to Cathy Crozier, Tina Brash, and Robin Lamorie for dedication and to the medical staff at ADMH. Thank you sincerely to family, friends, and neighbours and to Andre Pilon and staff for their guidance and care at the time of Paul’s passing.

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McNevin, Duncan Elwin (Woody) The family of Elwin McNevin, who passed away on December 30, 2010 wish to extend heartfelt thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness, generosity and loving support in our time of sorrow. For flowers, prayers, cards, phone calls, food, visits and memorial donations we offer our sincere appreciation.

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Woody made his little corner of the world a better place for those around him and we are thankful to the many people who encouraged us with stories of how their lives were enriched by his compassion and concern for others.

I wish to thank my family for the surprise 85th birthday party held in my honour. In particular my wife Eileen, my children, my sisters Shirley Eve, Marjorie Recoskie, Lillian Roffey and my nephews, nieces and their spouses. My sincerest thank you to everyone.



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I sit here and I ponder how very much I would like to talk to you today There are so many things That we didn’t get to say I know how much you care for me And how much I care for you And each time that I think of you I know you will miss me too An angel came and called your name And took you by the hand and said Your place was ready in Heaven far above … And you had to leave behind all those you dearly loved You had so much to live for you had so much to do … It still seemed impossible that God was taking you And though your life on earth is past, in Heaven it starts anew You will live for all eternity just as God has promised you And though you have walked through Heaven’s gate We are never far apart For each time I think of you You are right here deep within my heart. Donat Bertrand went to Heaven January 26, 2007 Love you and miss you very much Karen

BRUCE DOREEN ALGUIRE In loving memory of my June 4, 1948 - Jan 22, dear father, father in 2010 law, grandfather and great grandfather who God saw you getting passed away on tired January 25, 2001 And a cure was not to be, What we wouldn’t give He wrapped you in His to say Hi Dad, Grampa loving arms and Great Grampa in And whispered “Come the same old way to Me”. To see his face, With tearful eyes we To see him smile, watched you, To sit and chat with him And saw you pass awhile. away. This is our greatest wish Although we loved you today dearly, We could not make Love you Dad you stay. Donna, Jerry and A golden heart stopped family beating, Gentle, hard working hands to rest. CAMPBELL God broke our hearts In loving memory of a To prove to us, dear sister, sister in law, He only takes the best. aunt and great aunt Eileen G. E. Campbell Love Bruce, Jeannie who passed away Jan. and Mackenzie 27, 2010 A year has passed we miss her so Never shall her memory go Thoughts of love will always stay Cherished in our hearts today Dorothy MacGregor, Clifton & Margaret Pender, Raymond, Ruby Bell and family

NESBITT, Charles In loving memory of our Grandpa Charlie. The rolling stream of life rolls on, But still the vacant chair, Recalls the love, the voice, the smile, Of the one who once sat there.

DESJARDINS, Ronald Always in our hearts, A. Your Grandchildren & In loving memory of a Great Grandchildren wonderful husband, father and grandfather who passed away Jan. 29, 1998. COULES, Catherine In life we loved you dearly, Sadly missed, In death we love you Never forgotten still. In our hearts you a Killed 34 years ago on hold a place, Jan. 31, 1977 No one can ever fill. Love daughter Always remembered. Mary Belanger Wilma and families & family

LALONDE, Samantha Oct. 19, 2000 - Jan. 27, 2001 In memory of our daughter, sister & granddaughter Gone from the earth so swiftly, Just like a flower in bloom, So young, so fair, so loving, Yet called away so soon. Clasped in the arms of Jesus, Safe on His gentle breast, There by His arms entwined, Sweetly her soul doth rest. Forever loved Mommy, Cody, Nana & Poppa Dedo STUART HAZEL DOROTHY In loving memory of a very dear mother who passed away on January 30, 2003. Time may heal the broken hearted, Time may make the wound less sore; But it cannot fill the longing For the loved one gone before. Who shall say the grief is lessened, Though smiles hide the tears; Memories keep the wound still open, With the passing of the years.


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Schroeder, Viola “Vi”

Kilby, Earl

Peacefully, at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Friday January 21, 2011 at the age of 77. Dear daughter of the late Samuel and Rose Kilby. Beloved wife by first marriage of the late John Mosco and by second marriage the late Elvin Schroeder. Dear Mom of Jo-Anne (Mike) Takeda, Thomas (Kimberly) Mosco, Joseph (Tami) Mosco, David Mosco, Bernadine Hill and Shawn (Marwa) Schroeder. Predeceased by sonin-law Jack Hill. Dear grannie of 13 and great-grannie of 1 great-granddaughter and 1 great grandson. Survived by brother Thomas Kilby, Ottawa and sister Doreen Forrest, Pembroke.

Peacefully at the home of his daughter, Amanda McClure, Douglas, Ontario on Sunday January 23, 2010, Earl Kilby, age 68 years. Husband of the late Mary Jane Stamplecoskie; dear father of Angela (Serge) Lemay, Calumet Island, Que., Amanda (James) McClure, Douglas, Ontario. Pre-deceased by son Shawn and brother Donald. Dear grandfather of Ashley, Shayne, Travis, Cody, Dalton & Ashlyn.

At Vi’s request cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held at a future date. Donations, in her memory may be made to the Parkview Free Methodist Church, 563 King Street Renfrew, K7V 1E8 or the Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, (513)432-2849. Online condolences/ donations may be made at


Visitations at the GOULET FUNERAL HOME, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Thursday: 7-9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Friday, where a liturgy of the word will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Spring interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations:

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Welsh; Beverly Joan Suddenly and peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on January 25, 2011 with her husband Bill holding her hand. Bev was the daughter of the late Robert and Hilda Parks. She was predeceased by brother Robert and sisters Mary and Nora. She is survived by brothers Kenneth and Arthur. Bev was the lifelong partner of Bill with whom she shared great times. Bev was the wonderful mother of Chris (Cindy), Vancouver and Doug (Deirdre), Toronto. The family wishes to thank all the staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital for their efforts and support. There will be no visitations or service. Private inurnment at a later date at the Beechwood Military Cemetery. Arrangements intrusted to the care of Anderson Funeral Home and Chapel, Renfrew. In memoriam donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital, 499 Raglan Street North, Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 1P6 would be appreciated by the family.

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Renfrew on Monday, January 24, 2011 at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Keith. Loving mother or Droughn (Denise), Lynn-Marie Kavanagh (Tim), Mark and John (Lisa). Proud grandmother of Murray, Amanda and Jessie. Dear sister of Margaret McNamara, and sister-in-law of Ed Zavitski (Barbara) and Betty Ross (Chuck). Donna will be missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. At Donna’s request, there will be no visitation. Private funeral arrangements entrusted to McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 613-432-2866. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated by the family.


On January 10, 2011, Ken Regan passed away after a long illness. He will be missed by his two sons, Patrick and Dennis, and his daughter Sheilagh. Please join us on January 28th at the Vulcan Legion for a memorial from 1 pm to 4 pm. Please do not send flowers, but please give to a charity that you think Ken would have liked. Ken Regan 1935 to 2011 Father, husband and friend


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At the Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Friday January 21, 2011 in her 75th year. Survived by her loving husband for 47 years Harold. She will be sadly missed by children Carolanne VanderPloeg (Peter), and Richard (Anna) (Boire). Proud grandmother of Alexander, Courtney, Owen and Alida. Daughter of the late Alexander and Elise Spence (Leeck). Dear sister of Kenneth (Marilyn), Murray (Elda) of Renfrew and Shirley Vincent (Reginald) of Pembroke. Predeceased by brother James. Evelyn retired as a bookkeeper for Bonnechere Mnaor and was a former treasurer at St. James Luthern Church. Visitation was held at Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel, 22 Raglan St. S., Renfrew on Sunday, January 23, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. A funeral service was held at St. James Lutheran Church, 66 Elgin St. on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Donations in memory of Evelyn made to St. James Lutheran Church and the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.



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Manion, Mary Jessie

Peacefully at her son’s home in Kanata, surrounded by her loved ones, on Sunday January 23, 2011 at the age of 91. Loving wife of the late Elmer Manion. Beloved Mother to Joanne (Jerome) Visutski, Renfrew and Pat (Irina), Kanata. Precious Nanny of Danny (Cheri), Lee Ann, (Quinn), Derek (Josee), Patrick (Rosie). Dearest great nanny to Hannah, Carter, Mia, Charles, Brody, Douglas and Presley. Jessie was pre-deceased by all of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sisters-in-law Mary Roach and Blanche Mason and many nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew on Tuesday January 25th from 2-4, 7-9 pm and after 9:15 Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Wednesday, January 26th at 10:30 am. Spring Interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation and Sunshine Coach. Online condolences/donations may be made at


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Birds respond to the stress of cold weather

Last weekend we saw the birds at our feeders sitting on their feet with their feathers all fluffed up, a sure sign of cold weather. These are two of the first methods birds use to insulate themselves against the cold. When cold temperatures arrive, birds will tense their muscles and begin to shiver, a response to oxygen consumption. Small birds, chickadees SCENE FROM THE and redpolls, HAWK’S EYE for example, begin to shiver at a higher temperature than large birds, crows and hawks. Birds that live in northern climates, hairy and downy woodpeckers, do not shiver until the temperature drops below nine degrees Celsius (48 degrees Fahrenheit). Snow buntings and gray jays do not shiver until the temperature drops below seven degrees Celsius (44 degrees Fahrenheit). Similar-sized southern species, robins and catbirds, start to shiver at 18 degrees Celsius (54 degrees Fahrenheit). Birds choose a roost that will reduce their rate of heat loss. Roosting in holes, or protected sites such as cedar, spruce and balsam trees, greatly reduces their heat loss. Grouse, snow buntings, and partridge burrow into the snow to insulate themselves from the cold. Common redpolls and nuthatches will huddle together in a bird house or hollow tree to reduce heat loss. Goldfinches that live in the north become acclimatized to the cold. They can maintain their normal body temperature for six to eight hours at minus 70 degrees Celsius (minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit). A goldfinch that is not acclimatized can maintain their normal body temperature for only one hour at the same temperature. We can help by keeping our feeders full and adding suet to the menu.


THEN THE PICTURES ARRIVED Last week I wrote that Pat and Patti Wallace were seeing common mergansers in the Bonnechere River near Eganville. When the pictures taken by Pat arrived by email I realized that I had given them the wrong information, The birds they saw were common goldeneye, a diving duck that feeds on fish. Both species look very much alike but the goldeneye has a round white spot between the bill and the eye. SHARP-SHINNED GETS A MEAL Christine and Larry Leskie had a sharp-shinned hawk capture a mourning dove near their driveway. This hawk is an accipiter, a family of hawks that feed on other birds. The long tail and short wings give them the speed and agility to catch other birds at high speed. The hawks have been on the endangered species list for several years and are not a threat to other bird species. PROTECT YOUR REDPOLLS Redpolls feed together in flocks of up to 50 birds. Some will be on the feeders and others on the snow. They defecate on the seeds and on each other. This habit leads to the spread of disease among the flock, especially salmonella poisoning. Infected birds will have running eyes and are very lethargic. To prevent the disease from spreading move your Niger feeder every week and cover the seed under the feeder with snow. RAVENS DISPLAY Cathy Campbell has noticed the ravens have started to display in preparation for the coming

breeding season. Early bonding involves elaborate flight manoeuvers including steep dives, birds flying close to one another and undulating flight. Auditory displays are very difficult to interpret because ravens are the most vocal of all our birds and use many sounds to display their intentions. They will also incorporate the sounds of other birds in their songs and do so with great skill. The calls vary from deep baritone croaks to high belllike tones. The birds are becoming more active and vocal every day. OWLS CLAIM TERRITORY It is that time of year when the great horned owls begin to establish a territory.

The males can be heard calling from a favourite perch within their territory in the early-evening and pre-dawn hours. Males do most of the territorial calling with the female backing him up with lower, softer calls. The five to seven deep, deliberate, resonant hoots can be heard over long distances. In times of stress, such as an intruder into the territory, the calls can become a variety of loud squawks, barks and screams. The first three hoots are usually in rapid succession the last two drawn out. Listen for these calls during the early evening. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, RR 5, Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 3Z8. Phone 613-432-2738 or email

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Renfrew County cattlemen are among those in the province hoping a proposed risk management plan finds its way into the Ontario budget this spring. Work continues to be done to prepare such plans for beef and pork producers in Ontario, but Renfrew County Cattlemen’s Association members say an improved plan would represent the most effective risk management plan in about a decade. That was one of the positive pieces of information emerging from the RCCA’s annual general meeting in Cobden last Thursday. Since the outbreaks of mad-cow disease in Canada a few years ago, the Canadian beef industry took a nosedive for the longest while, and it’s still hurting. However, sale barn prices have improved on some fronts (especially with feeder calves) and local beef farmers continue to try to overcome other challenges. Lack of access to large-distribution markets is one of those challenges, but some cattlemen hope CanadaEurope Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) talks result in a new free-trade, hormone-free beef agreement with European Union nations. In Ontario, more beef is produced than is consumed. In Europe there’s not enough beef to meet consumer demand, so a free-trade agreement would increase demand for Canadian beef products. This is also why it’s important that the few remaining abattoirs in Renfrew County remain open, say cattlemen. Only two remain open right now, Reiche’s in Pembroke and McGarroch’s in Micksburg, but more needs to be done to look for ways to benefit small meat processors in Renfrew County as well as around the province. That was a focus by guest speaker David Tiller, technical director of the Ontario Indepen-

dent Meat Processors, during his presentation at the RCCA annual general meeting Thursday night. In the mid 1990s, many abattoirs in Ontario left the business because they couldn’t meet new food safety requirements. But it’s not all bad news. Although the number of local abattoirs has declined, Tiller pointed out that capacity for existing facilities has increased. And that’s a good thing, he said, because increased capacity is associated with reduced operation costs. Snake River beef farmer Gerald Rollins, who is a Renfrew County eastern region director with the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association, says it was basically a good story for the beef industry in 2010. Beef production was up one per cent in Canada. Beef exports were up 11 per cent and beef imports were down seven per cent. At present, Canada is consuming 64 per cent of its own beef production, compared to about 50 per cent just prior to the BSE crisis of the mid 2000s. At the same time, Tiller noted there are several reasons local abattoirs (in and outside Renfrew County) are disappearing. A decade ago, there were probably more than a dozen abattoirs in Renfrew County. Lack of succession plans, with no family members willing to continue the business, is one reason the number is dropping. Other reasons, said Tiller, include the loss of revenue from byproducts such as hides, bones and fat; the additional cost to deal with the federal regulations on specified risk materials; increased overhead costs; regulatory burdens from all government levels; and market-access restrictions. One farmer in the audience for Thursday’s AGM complained about the difference in severity of regulations between Canada and the U.S.

“We take out the spine (in the meat we process here); they don’t take it out and they return the same meat (for sale) in Canada,” he said. Tiller nodded his head in recognition of the issue, then said it’s going to take some political manoeuvring to solve such issues. “Government isn’t working at the speed of the industry,” said Tiller. In an industry that has seen more gloom than glimmer in recent

years, Tiller noted that buy-local initiatives are growing in popularity. In fact, he says Foodland Ontario research indicates that price is less of a consideration. Freshness is the major motivator. Support-Ontario programs include HomeGrown Ontario, Local Food Plus, Foodland Ontario and such county-specific programs as Taste of Prince Edward and Foodlink Waterloo Region. Later in the meet-

ing, Rollins presented components of the risk management plan being worked on by the Ontario beef industry. He says the proposed plans would result in estimated payouts of about $60 million for both beef and pork farmers. “Compared to a lot of other infrastructure programs, that’s not a whole lot of money,” said Rollins. “We’re pushing for RMP (risk management plan) to be included in the March budget.

The plan, said Rollins’ PowerPoint presentation, would provide stability to the industry. Producer premiums would be 12 per cent, participation would be voluntary, and there would be eligibility requirements. Meanwhile, Rollins said the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association is developing a sevenpart strategic plan. See CATTLEMEN, Page 42


Peter Clark

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42 The Renfrew Mercury - January 27, 2011


Meet the members of the Renfrew County Cattlemen’s Association board of directors. From left, in the front row, are Bob Dobson, Larry Schroeder, Shawn Smaglinski, Gerald Rollins and David McGonegal; back row, Murray Crozier, Bill Hass, David Campbell, Wilson Rae and Myles England. Mercury photo by Steve Newman


From Page 41 Those parts include grid pricing, so farmers get paid for what they produce; pushing the attributes of Ontario beef (as Alberta beef has done so successfully) by engaging the media and focusing

on brand recognition; and continuing to lobby for more helpful government regulations. At Thursday’s meeting, attended by about 30 local beef farmers, the local association also determined its seven delegates to the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting in

Toronto Feb. 23-25. The local board members were also elected. They are current president David McGonegal of Beachburg, treasurer Myles England, Bob Dobson, Bill Hass, Wilson Rae, Gerald Rollins, Larry Schroeder, Shawn Smaglinski, David Campbell, and Murray Crozier.

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The choice raises important questions for all health providers who care for the elderly. Are acute care hospitals a good setting for people like Fernand? Is there a better way? A consensus is emerging between hospitals, community healthcare providers, caregivers and care coordinators such as the Community Care Access Network: once they have treated seniors, acute care hospitals are not well suited to providing them the comfort, dignity and quality of life they should expect. Home, where patients can enjoy the independence from which so much of their dignity derives, along with the company of loved ones, is better. That is why our social workers – along with our leadership and a host of other health professionals – are working with the Community Care Access Network, the Local Health Integration network and other partners in health to implement Home First. Home First is a new approach to care that immediately starts the discussion, upon admission to hospital, about the best place and options available to patients and families after discharge. The approach puts every stakeholder in the system on the same page, seeking ways to reintegrate elderly patients into the community as promptly, compassionately and safely as possible. To find out more, visit 446012



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Dave Mackay, President of fects on Renfrew County family already contacted MP Cheryl her to ask her government for a Gallant to advise her of the seri- national debate on the draft in the Renfrew County National farms. Renfrew County NFU has ousness of this deal requesting hopes the deal can be scrapped. Farmers Union reports, NFU President Terry Boehm has joined the coalition of organizations called the Trade Justice Network in protesting the latest round of Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations in BrusRENFREW, ONTARIO O'BRIEN RD. sels. “I will be making our RENFREW cerns heard to politicians in 432-5821 Brussels as well as working with other organizations opposed to the deal from Canada and Europe,” stated Boehm. “This deal has been flying under the radar of most people mainly due to the semi-secret nature of the negotiations, but now people have come to underReg. Price 3.49 stand the scope of the deal and its negative implications,” conPrices in effect tinued Boehm. until Thursday, The NFU has been sounding the alarm bell about this deal February 3, since it received a leaked draft 2011 Flyer Effective Friday, January 28 text of the agreement in the to Thursday, February 3, 2011 spring of 2010. It has since obtained a copy of the text from the last round of negotiations in October. “The Europeans have steadfastly maintained a position calling for the most extreme and offensive intellectual property enforcement tools ever seen. The corporate-dominated European Commission is calling for court-sanctioned seizure of property and freezing of bank accounts for alleged infringement of a patent. “Any farmer unfortunate enough to be accused of having a patented gene in his/her crop or seed, could see their farm, equipment, grain, and crops seized even before they had their day in court. “We cannot allow this to hapPRICES IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY, JANUARY 28 pen to our farmers or to any other citizen. TO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011 “This would create such a 226 Raglan Street South, Renfrew DOWNTOWN RENFREW state of fear in our commu(613) 432-8866 445914 nities that farmers would be forced to accept corporate conditions to avoid having all of their life’s work seized,” explained Boehm. This deal, for the first time, 555 O'BRIEN RD., reaches right down to the municipal level in the area of local RENFREW procurement. CETA would disallow governments, schools, hospitals, universities, and public utilities from favouring local suppliers or businesses for contracts over relatively small thresholds. “This would seriously jeopardize local food systems and any other initiative that would maintain local businesses. “The NFU and its allies say no thanks to the Conservative Government, this deal is not our vision of Canada,” added PRICES EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, JANUARY 28 Boehm. UNTIL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011 In Renfrew County, Mackay concluded, this deal will cer83 Raglan St. S. DOWNTOWN RENFREW 445913 tainly have far reaching ef-



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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29 Benefit dance at the Cobden Agricultural Hall from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. for Terry and Jennifer Tabbert who lost their Mineview Road home to a fire three days before Christmas. There will be a silent auction. Everyone welcome.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 Games Day with darts, cards and ham and beans at the Renfrew Legion 1 to 4 p.m., hosted by the Renfrew Silver Seniors. Call Pat at 613-649-2756 by Thursday, Jan. 27 for tickets.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3 Renfrew Silver Seniors noon luncheon Thursday, Feb. 3 at the Renfrew Legion. Valentine dinner and dance tickets on sale until Friday, Feb. 4. Call Pat 613-6492756.

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 The local National Farmers Union and the Outreach Committee, Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, Renfrew co-host the film, Fresh, on food production, followed by discussion and refreshments, at 7 p.m. in the chapel. Freewill offering. Everyone welcome. Call Beulah Wright, 613-4323295.


Renfrew Victoria Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Dessert Bridge at the Presbyterian Church Kirk Hall at 1 p.m. Call 613-4329177 to reserve a table.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Four-hand euchre hosted by the TLC Committee at 1 p.m. in the lounge at the Air Force Wing, 164 Argyle St. S., Renfrew. Admission $8 a person, Light lunch at half time. Call 613-432-4485.




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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Praise Night at Grace United Church at 7:30 p.m. Entertainment by the Trinity United Church Choir, Foresters Falls, Cobden Presbyterian Church Choir, Hymns for Fun, Grace United Church Choir. Refreshments and fellowship following the service.

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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 Feb. 26. 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.




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OUR LADY OF FATIMA CWL EXECUTIVE Our Lady of Fatima introduced its Catholic Women’s League executive for 2011 during their January meeting in the church hall. In front row from left are treasurer Kate Thompson, recording secretary Berny Mortimer, president Charlotte Cleroux, spiritual development director Peggy Roy and correspondence and communications director Fay O’Reilly. Standing from left are organization director Nancy Guyea, resolutions and legislation director Maureen Brennan, health & education director Jessica Belanger, community life director Irene Rekowski, historian Ella Box and Christian and family life director Darlene Meleskie. Spiritual advisor Father Brady McNamara is missing from the photo. Mercury photo by Peter Clark

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Next RAG meeting Tuesday, Feb. 1 DIANA WAKELY

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It is that time of the year when we all dig into ourselves and brace against the cold. That special sweater, those warm pyjamas that help make those bleak nights disappear. We also try to ignore those friends who can and do venture to warm climes. We wrap the scarves around us and pretend we aren’t jealous; the truth is we are. This is the time of year that most artists strive to get some painting done. The strange thing is many of my artist friends are telling me otherwise. I’m not sure if it is the type

of winter we are having or the economy. What ever it is, I think we need a kick-start to get creative. Try walking into stores and seeing the colour red for Valentines Day. The seed packets are now on display maybe these will be just the little push to get us moving. Artists need colour and we need inspiration. We also need other artists. This is a great time to get out and meet some. The Renfrew Art Guild meets the first Tuesday of month at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, 291 Plaunt in Renfrew. Our meeting starts at 7 p.m. with a short business meeting and we usually have a speaker to give us guidance in

years he has studied at Queen’s University and Sir Sanford Fleming College in painting, art history and print making. His paintings are shown in many galleries are extremely well done and quite breathtaking. One of his many talents is bookbinding and his wonder-

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Getting to know … Milan Michalek By Rob Brodie Milan Michalek has experienced both extremes of the puck culture in North America. He played the game in California — which is anything but your traditional hockey market — during his first four seasons in the National Hockey League with the San Jose Sharks. And now he’s in his second campaign with the Senators in Ottawa, a hockey-mad Canadian market. Unlike his older brother Zbynek, a stay-at-home defenceman with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Michalek is a speedy forward with a nose for the net. The two siblings dreamed about NHL careers while growing up in Jindrichuv Hradec in the Czech Republic and they’ve both achieved that and more, representing their homeland as teammates at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.Michalek talks about his hockey career and a whole lot more: Q: Talk about your favourite minor hockey memory. A: Probably the road trips and hanging out with the boys. Our parents were there with us, so it was a lot of fun. Q: Who were your hockey heroes growing up? A: Jaromir Jagr and Dominik Hasek. In Czech, we didn’t have much NHL on TV when I was

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growing up, but everybody knew Jagr and Hasek so that’s probably why. Q: What’s your favourite thing to do when you’re home in the Czech Republic? A: Just hanging out with my family and friends is the biggest thing because I don’t see them the whole year. Trying to see everybody is hard, for sure. Q: Other than the weather, what’s the biggest difference between San Jose and Ottawa? A: The fans. Everybody knows hockey here and people stop you on the street and ask you about it. In San Jose, nobody noticed you that way. Q: If you weren’t a hockey player, what would you like to be doing for a living? A: I would like to be a soccer player. Q: If you weren’t a forward, what position would you like to play? A: Probably defenceman. I wouldn’t want to be a goalie. Goalies are crazy. Shots are coming so hard now, so they must be crazy to stand in front of them. Q: Your favourite dinner? A: I don’t really cook, but I like when my mom makes pasta with chicken. That’s pretty good. Q: Your favourite city to visit in the NHL? A: Vancouver and Chicago.

There are so many things to do there. They’re both nice cities with a lot of great restaurants. Q: What do you like most about living in Ottawa? A: I like the people. They’re really nice and it’s really quiet here. I like it and it’s good for hockey. Q: Your favourite thing to do to relax? A: Play on my PlayStation and watch movies. Q: Your favourite type of music? A: I listen to everything, but I like dance music and the Euro stuff. Q: What’s on your reading list? A: I don’t really read books that much. There are a few magazines I read and that’s about it. Usually something about sports like hockey

and soccer. Q: Your favourite movie? A: There are a lot of them, but I’d say Wedding Crashers or something old school like that. Q: Your favourite TV show? A: Entourage and Lost. Q: What are the top three things on your bucket list? A: I would like to visit the whole world, for sure. Play a soccer game on a big stage like the World Cup. Win the Stanley Cup. Q: What three people, dead or alive, would you most like to have dinner with? A: Probably three soccer players. Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi would be two of them, for sure. I’m not sure about the third.

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