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Mallorie Lascelle is the new librarian at the Admaston-Bromley Public Library in Douglas.


Rec director Mayhew makes his way home STEVE NEWMAN


The second in a three-part series on former CFL players who call the area home.

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ALL DRESSED UP WITH SOME PLACE TO GO Dressed in their Halloween best for last week’s meet-and- greet to welcome the community’s new librarian, Mallorie Lascelle, are, from left, Sydney Gale, Samantha Kilby, Brittany Kilby, Cassie Kilby and Julia McIntyre.

Goulet Funeral Home on the move STEVE NEWMAN


Katie Friske was one of the group of students at the Healthy School Nutrition Environment launch last week in Renfrew.


resolved, as ownership of the 43year-old Renfrew funeral home looks to build a new home at the corner of Eighth Street and Barnet Boulevard. A public meeting took place prior to town council Monday night to hear concerns from the public.

Goulet Funeral Home fits tightly into about half an acre of property at 310 Argyle Street, and visitors have difficulty finding parking nearby. But that issue could soon be

Two residents expressed minimal reservations about the corner, where they said several drivers run through the stop sign onto or through Barnet Boulevard. It was suggested such practices may be perpetuated if traffic increases in the area. See ‘EIGHTH’, Page 2




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Six months after dismissing recreation director Kelley Whitman-McKie, Renfrew has a new recreation director. Various members of the recreation department have helped fill the void over the last several months. These included customer service rep Joanne Caldwellwho served as acting programmer following the resignation of programmer Grant Lavallee, also earlier this year. The new part-time recreation director, Barclay Mayhew, was introduced at Monday’s town council meeting. The retired Kingston resident, who is doing contract work with Queen’s University, was born and raised in Renfrew. His working status also fits with the town’s adjusted perspective, after two attempts to hire from a shortlist of candidates. See ‘MAYHEW’, Page 2

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Renfrewite becomes part-time recreation director Continued from front page The new plan is for the 58-year-old Mayhew to fill the position for a year or two before a full-time director is hired. “I was more than excited to come back and work with the people here,” said Mayhew, who is married to Renfrew-born Shirley Quast. Much of Mayhew’s more than 35 years experience in recreation management has been with the Township of Kingston, and later the City of Kingston. Mayhew, who’s expected to work two or three days a week, begins working as recreation director Nov. 7, 2011. “We are confident that Barclay will be an excellent match for this position and a strong asset to the department,” said an official news release from town council. The release also said, “Barclay’s extensive background will be invaluable in meeting the departmental goals and objectives,” while noting he began his recreation career with the Renfrew Recreation Commission. Mayhew recalled how he held one of surveyor Dave Jamieson’s instruments when the new Ma-Te-Way Park was being surveyed a few decades ago. “I’m so proud of this community and what they’ve done,” said Mayhew. “I’ve always believed in how the community gets together.” He explained that many town facilities have been the result of different inter-

Renfrew’s new recreation director is Barclay Mayhew.

Eighth Street location rezoned Continued from front There was also one letter written in opposition to the project that statied no specific objection. That person was not in attendance. Only people who have expressed any verbal or written opposition have a 20-day period during which they can appeal the Official Plan amendment and rezoning bylaws passed Monday night. The block where the funeral home is planned includes McDonald’s, the Dairy Queen, and Flamingo Restaurant along O’Brien Road and residences down Eighth Street. Tentative plans for the 3.35-acre site, which was purchased by Goulet Funeral Home, call for parking on two sides of the funeral home. Plans call for the home to be 6,000 square feet, or about twice the size of the current home. While the business is growing, owner Don Goulet says parking remains an issue for his business and several others in the downtown core. “So we’re looking to the future,” said. “We’re going to change to meet commu-

Don Goulet of Goulet Funeral Home. nity needs better.” Council voted unanimously Monday to rezone the property from residential to general commercial – special exception. The next piece of the puzzle is approval of the same zoning and amendments of the Official Plan by the County of Renfrew.

That future will depend on a larger facility on the property owned by Helen and Peter Tsarouchas. Goulet told The Mercury the transfer of ownership would follow county approval of Monday’s Official Plan and rezoning bylaws, and completion of the phase one environmental study. Assuming county approval occurs, a detailed site plan will be developed in the coming months. Features of the site plan, suggested Goulet, will include a larger chapel and an after-service reception facility. The architect for the project is Chris Thuemen of the Pembroke firm, Morris Thuemen Architects. If county approval is forthcoming, site-plan specifics will be developed by Goulet Funeral Home in consultation with the town. Goulet Funeral Home, which was previously owned by Goulet’s dad, Don Sr., was founded in 1968. Its full-time staff are Don Goulet, Janet Goulet, Natasha Goulet and John Bistko.


est groups’ financial contributions, hard work and backbone. Reeve Audrey Green said she was sure Mayhew “will be nothing but an asset to the Town of Renfrew.” Coun. Tom Anderson said Mayhew’s expertise will help facilitate a focus on such issues as personnel, programming, facility management and the recreation master plan. Asked for his opinion on the prospect of bringing a second ice pad and/or pool to Renfrew, Mayhew said he hasn’t yet had time to update himself on those files. Anderson said Mayhew’s relatively short-term contract may also work to the advantage of the Renfrew recreation department. The councillor also said he’s interested to see what the new director’s appraisal is of how the department is structured, and if changes would be helpful. Back in the mid 1970s, Mayhew spent a year as youth program coordinator, then three years as assistant recreation director and arena manager, in Renfrew. In the late 1970s and early ‘80s, he was the parks and recreation director in Terrace Bay, Ont. Subsequently, he was the Township of Kingston parks and recreation director until the late 1990s. He later worked for the City of Kingston in project development and management of recreation facilities.




Barns and farms are as connected as peanut butter and jam. They just go together. But the sad reality is fewer barns are being built these days, and more barns are aging and having to be torn down. Such was the case with Norm and Willis Eady’s barn on the morning of Oct. 20. The barn was the epicentre of the Eady Farm on Castleford Road, where the foundation of the 40- x 40-foot barn still sits. To the best of Norm’s knowledge, the barn sat on property that became part of the Eady family on Sept. 22, 1896. That day, Norm’s grandfather, James A. Eady, purchased 165 acres from Robert Jamieson. Norm’s dad, James Melville Eady, became the subsequent owner. As for the barn that was pulled down last week, it was built, as far as Norm can determine, about 1905. Norm became owner of the farm in 1958 when he was in his young 20s and purchased more acreage in the later 1960s, to increase the farm’s holdings to about 300 acres. “It’s sad to watch it come down,” says one of Norm’s daughters, Erin Inglis, who lives next door. Standing in the kitchen the day of the barn’s demise, Erin remembered how she, as a fouror five-year-old, joined her dad for milking and sat on one of the older, quieter cows while playing with her dinky toys. Norm appeared calm and collected in the minutes after the barn is pulled down by Bill and Brendan Grant of Georgian Bay Barn Removal and Recycling, in Kettle’s Beach, Ont. But appearances can be deceiving. Norm, who has been slowed down by Parkinson’s Disease the last few years, started speaking about the barn, only to break down in tears.

For Norm, the barn and the farm have been closely connected to who he is. “I enjoyed it. I enjoyed working the land and seeing newborn animals at this time of the year,” said Norm, who turns 78 next month. He’s still farming, mind you, but not at the same level. Parkinson’s has taken its toll, and he was hurt when gored by a bull about three years ago. But there has still been plenty to do. Before the barn was torn down, for example, 500 bales of hay had to be removed from the barn with the help of others. And he still has 26 head of cattle, compared to more than 100 in earlier years. The Eadys also continue to sell eggs from their 50 or 60 chickens, Mercury photos by Steve Newman after scaling back from the 500 The Eady barn, estimated to be 106 years old, crashes to the ground the morning of Oct. 20. they used to have. But, sometimes, life brings change. And the biggest change for Norm may be looking out the window of the house and not seeing the barn any more. Especially a tall barn which, at 50 feet, was thought to be one of the tallest in Renfrew County.

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Norm and Willis Eady at the barn with two of their grandchildren, Elizabeth and Charlie Inglis, shortly before the barn is torn down. Owner Norm Eady is on his tractor and ready to help out with the pulldown of the family barn.

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On hand for a ceremony marking completion of a major broadband project in Admaston-Bromley Township are, from left, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) broadband co-ordinator for eastern Ontario Rick Hansen; Madawaska Management Inc. consultant Bruce Parker; Admaston-Bromley Deputy-Mayor Dirk Rook; and Bell Aliant Access Network engineering implementation manager Brad Wilson. Mercury photo by Lucy Hass

Broadband access celebrated

The successful completion of broadband services in Admaston-Bromley was celebrated Thursday, and there was plenty of praise and applause. The goal of the project was to bring high-speed Internet service to as many residents and businesses as possible in the townships of McNab-Braeside and Admaston-Bromley. At a brief ceremony prior to council’s Oct. 20 regular meeting, project partners celebrated a mission accomplished. Admaston-Bromley Deputy Mayor Dirk Rook emceed the celebration and accepted, on behalf of the township, a plaque marking the project’s completion. Council also received a certificate of congratulations from Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski. In his opening address, Rook said how impressed he has been with the broadband project and thanked the people behind its completion. Key among those people was Bruce Parker, a consultant with Madawaska Management Inc. He was a driving force behind the successful partnership after being appointed to oversee the project on behalf of the municipalities. In September 2008, Greater Madawaska submitted an application for Intake One of Rural Connections – a provincial government program providing up to one-third subsidy for the installation of high-speed Internet in-

frastrucutre in rural Ontario. After the township received funding to provide coverage to the southeast portion of its township, the idea caught on elsewhere. For Intake Two, in the fall of 2008 a four-township consortium was formed, led by McNab-Braeside and including Admaston-Bromley, Horton and Greater Madawaska. On June 19, 2009, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) approved the proposal. Greater Madawaska Mayor Peter Emon attended last week’s ceremony and congratulated all parties involved, particularly OMAFRA. “This (broadband) would not have gone anywhere without OMAFRA,” Emon said, praising the ministry for its leadership role. OMAFRA was represented by broadband co-ordinator for eastern Ontario, Rick Hansen, at the ceremony. Bell Aliant Access Network engineering implementation manager Brad Wilson also attended and was the focus of more praise. “Bell has gone above and beyond; a pleasure to work with. It’s been an excellent project,” Parker said. He also praised the company’s commitment to ongoing maintenance. “Once Bell puts it in, Bell is looking after the infrastructure,” he said. Parker also recognized the efforts of Admaston-Bromley treasurer Annette Louis and McNab-Braeside CAO Noreen Mellema.

The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus was also recognized for its role in moving broadband initiatives forward. In closing, Deputy-Mayor Rook summarized the township’s pleasure with the project. “I’m glad OMAFRA, Bell Aliant and you were able to put it all together,” Rook told Parker. In the end, Horton was not involved but service was installed in six areas within two townships: Russett Drive, Sand Point, Braeside, White Lake, Burnstown, and Douglas in Admaston-Bromley Township. “This is what Bell offered, this is what was put forward for OMAFRA,this is what was approved, and this is what Bell Aliant delivered,” said a written broadband project overview. The service installed in the designated areas of both McNab-Braeside and Admaston-Bromley is Bell’s dedicated subscriber line (DSL) service, a wire-line delivery technology that allows high speed Internet service and normal telephone service to be simultaneously transmitted and received on existing phone lines. The overview closed with the final benefit. “At the project’s conclusion, high speed Internet service had been made available to more than 1,840 households in the two townships and more than 1,200 homes and businesses had signed on for service,” the document said. It was an achievement worthy of note, and worth a celebration.

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Oops, oops and oops. That’s how Admaston-Bromley Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe describes a situation where a mobile home was moved onto a property without the township’s knowledge. So Thursday night a bylaw was passed authorizing an agreement between the township and resident Valerie Hutchinson, who lost her home to fire Aug. 2, 2011. The agreement will allow the temporary use of a mobile home on her property, even though the municipal zoning bylaw prohibits mobile homes in all zones except in mobile home park or agriculture zones. Thursday’s bylaw will permit the mobile home to remain on the property for a limited time. The owner has agreed to remove the home immediately upon receiving an occupancy permit or a letter of occupancy for a newly-constructed dwelling. Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe was unhappy that neither the insurance company, nor the Perth company that moved the mobile home onto the property, checked on municipal bylaws. APPOINTMENTS Two other bylaws were passed at council’s Oct. 20 regular meeting. One appoints John L. Fitchett as the municipality’s bylaw enforcement officer. Fitchett has accepted the position for another two years, at a rate of $21 an hour, up from $18 an hour since 2005. Another bylaw appoints Steven Fiegen as animal control officer. His hourly rate since 2007 has been $17.50 per hour. Both positions will pay a mileage rate of 50 cents per kilometre. JEPP APPLICATION

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in the case of a power outage,” a written report to council said. “Currently, during a power outage, the computers, phones and other equipment cannot function at full capacity,” it noted. Mayor Briscoe is, meanwhile, unhappy with electricity fluctuations at the Stone Road municipal office. “We really can’t function 100 per cent,” she said. “Our grid here is having the surges twice a week, off and on.”

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Three votes later, township to join OMERS LUCY HASS

Admaston-Bromley council is not in the habit of revisiting isues. But lack of communication has forced just that. Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe’s frustration was palatable last Thursday as council voted, for a third time, on joining the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement (OMERS) plan. Reaching clarity has been a cumbersome process, and Mayor Briscoe says council’s final decision was delayed by confusion and a lack of communication. So after repealing two previous resolutions, council finally passed a third resolution agreeing to preparation of a bylaw for membership in OMERS, effective Nov. 1. The resolution passed unanimously after a comprehensive Power Point presentation that addressed everything from normal and early retirement to survivor benefits and additional voluntary contributions. It was the first time council had seen the material and the second time it was viewed by staff. IN THE BEGINNING

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OMERS education and training specialist Yaseem Karmali. required by OMERS,” the update explained. One clause was the mandatory offering of OMERS membership to all part-time staff working a minimum of 700 hours per year. Joining would always be optional. Admaston-Bromley has five employees that would qualify, and the additional option could cost the township more than $6,000. “The township’s full-time employees were given written notice that although the employee deductions, along with the township’s matching contributions, were being made at OMERS rates as of July 1, the funds were still being deposited into the employees RRSPs pending the OMERS presentation to council and council’s subsequent decison,” the report said.

Council considers 10-year capital forecasts LUCY HASS

A new year is just around the corner, but it won’t sneak up on Admaston-Bromley council. Monday morning township council ran through a draft 10year capital enpenditures forecast, but not before considering Renfrew County’s plans first. The county’s 10-year capital works program was revised at an Oct. 14 operations committee

here (lower-tier government), because we have nobody else to pass it down to.” She also cited disconnect at the county level, where they don’t deal directly with taxpayers. “There has to be a huge change in staff and elected attitude,” she said. “Nobody walks to the desk at the County of Renfrew with their debit card, with their cheque book, and, I tell you, that has a huge influence on how staff thinks.”




Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe noted membership in OMERS was placed on hold until council understood its full obligation under the plan. She also expressed her obvious dissatisfaction that more information was not shared with council in the early stages of the process. Karmali agreed elected officials should have access to the same information made available to municipal employees. “Since June is a long time to be dealing with an issue like this,” Mayor Briscoe said. It was, she said, the first time in 10 years that council has faced an issue so frustrating because of its “huge communication problem.” And it’s not over yet. A bylaw will need to approved at a future council meeting before final membership can be granted. The mayor noted the introduction of OMERS will also force changes to the township’s existing human resources policy.

meeting in Renfrew. The documents included separate schedules for bridge, culvert and roads projects and a map of the proposed work. As budget talks shift into gear, Admaston-Bromey Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe expressed concern over how elected officials will make ends meet. “Where are the cutbacks going to come?” she asked, then answered her own question. “The cutbacks are going to come



On June 16, council approved the township becoming a member of OMERS for full-time staff, effective July 1, 2011. But when council learned of a different contribution rate for incomes higher than $48,300, the original resolution was rescinded and a new one introduced. The second resolution set a contribution rate of 7.4 per cent, except for employees with a gross annual income higher than $48,300. An increased contribution rate of 10.7 per cent was required by OMERS for these employees. “Upon consideration, council approved that the present fulltime staff would be given the choice of joining OMERS or remaining with the RRSP program presently in place, at the same benefit rate assigned by the OMERS program, in proportion to each individual’s annual salary amount,” an Oct. 14 update to council explained. But that second resolution wasn’t the end. The resolution was forwarded to OMERS education and training specialist Yaseem Karmali, then council received the mandatory bylaw required before final approval of its membership. “In preparing the bylaw for approval at council’s July 21 meeting, there were many questions regarding the various clauses

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Top o’ the morning to top o’ the class New librarian welcomed to library in Douglas LUCY HASS

These are happy times for Mallorie Lascelle. This autumn has seen the Arnprior native marry and settle into a job at the Admaston-Bromley Public Library in Douglas. Last Wednesday night (Oct. 19), she traded wedding cake for welcome cake as the community hosted a meet-and-greet gathering at the small rural library. This is the first library job for the 27-year-old, who was top of her class when she graduated in 2006 from the two-year library information technician program at Algonquin College in Ottawa. Lascelle, nee Legree, did much of her college field placement in Arnprior and Renfrew. “I love it,” Lascelle says of her new post. With St. Michael’s Catholic School right next door, there is much student activity at the library, but people of all ages enjoy the facility and its services. Lascelle started her new duties at the end of September and looks forward to working at the small rural library. One thing she would like to see introduced is a toddler story time, and a special children’s reading program one Saturday a month. She is also very interested in helping to promote other library services, from e-books to special material through a partner program with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. “There are lots of things we’re thinking of starting up,” she says. As part of the library’s community outreach initiative, Lascelle will promote programs and services through occasional articles in The Renfrew Mercury. The library is also changing its hours of operation and will

be open 12 hours a week: Monday 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday 3 to 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The oldest of seven children, Lascelle said that, being a first child, she was read to a lot. Today she reaps the rewards of her early exposure to reading. When she learned there was a college program that would allow her to follow her love of reading, she jumped at the opportunity. And excelled. As for her personal reading preference, she is one of a large army of dedicated Stephen King fans and has an impressive collection of his books. PUBLIC LIBRARY WEEK From Oct. 16 to 22, Ontario’s 300-plus public library systems celebrated Ontario Public Library Week with a variety of activities. The theme this year was Your Library – A Place Unbound. In an Oct. 19 news release, the vice chair of the board of directors for the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries, Mary Baxter, explained the theme. “The theme suggests that, as part of a changing world, libraries are expanding their resources as they connect people to information and reading. “Innovations such as digital and downloadable books, music, movies, Internet access, electronic databases, eReaders, gaming, and the utilization of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, appeal to a new generation of library users.” Library-owned and driven, the not-for-profit Federation of Ontario Public Libraries provides a strong, single voice for public libraries in Ontario to enhance library policies and programs through four strategic pillars: advocacy, marketing, research and consortia purchasing.

Last week the Admaston-Bromley library board welcomed Mallorie Lascelle to her new job as librarian at the rural facility. Lascelle is front and centre. Behind her, from left, are board members Teresa Remus, chair Elaine Bazinet-Smith, Admaston-Bromley Deputy Mayor Dirk Rook and Cathy Dale. Missing from the photo are board members Lynn Agnew and Mary Schmieder. Mercury photos by Lucy Hass


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Enjoying books at the Douglas library is, in foreground, Nicholas Wouda. Behind, Catherine Gale reads to her children Jeremy and Henry Gale. Some children came to last week’s meetand-greet dressed as their favourite storybook character.

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Safety should be front and centre Monday


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ooking out for the vampires and ghosts, witches and zombies, and keeping them safe from all the “normal” people sounds like the role of a character in some sort of sci-fi horror movie. But that’s a role that everyone should take this Halloween, regardless of what costume you may be sporting. Halloween is the night of the year that almost every child in the community can excitedly run from house to house, collecting candy. That makes it important for drivers to remember that it’s very easy for a small child, loaded up on Halloween sugar, to run into the street without looking first. Anyone driving on Halloween evening needs to be aware that this isn’t a regular night of the week, and while normal safety precautions, such as not texting and driving, should always be followed, it is especially true on Oct. 31. Imagine how easy it would be to turn sending a quick text on the phone into a disaster if the look down means to miss seeing your four-year-old neighbour, dressed head-to-toe as a vampire in a black costume, dart into the street. Nothing could be scarier. It’s important for parents to remember traffic risks as well, and incorporate reflective material or a bright colour whenever possible. Another option for trick-or-treaters’ parents is a flashlight, equipping kids with a solo headlight of their own. The best way to convince kids to keep close to the houses is to promote route optimization – the less walking, the quicker the route, and the more houses the kids can get to. Kids, parents and drivers all need to take responsibility this Monday evening. Halloween should be a night to remember for all the right reasons.

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For all those who love to dress up and eat candy, Halloween is the perfect holiday. Never have I seen kids more excited than at the prospect of turning into a princess or Spiderman for a night. The excitement is contagious, even if, afterwards, all that candy makes you sick. It seems that some things are just worth it. The crispness of the air, the shivers of excitement and the thrill of mock terror – and then, of course, the sweetness of candy across your tongue. It’s a little surprising that there seems to be less and less people out on the streets for Halloween. Maybe it’s the weather – the last few years have been very chilly. See ‘HALLOWEEN,’ Page 9


We are on our way to a healthy school nutritional environment To the eeditor: According to the OSNPPH, which is the Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health, there are nine essential elements necessary for creating a Healthy School Nutritional Environment. It is difficult to choose just one of these nine essential elements to speak about since Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School has shown leadership and innovation in all nine elements. Out of all nine elements, the most successful and inspiring is our comprehensive universal snack program and the champions in our building who make this possible on a daily basis. Jack Dempsey once said, “A champion is one who gets up when he/she can’t.” In other words, someone who keeps going against all odds! The educational assistants, who have joined me on the stage, shop for, prepare and deliver a snack program that is second to none in the county. They serve snack to 273 students twice daily-not once-twice! This is in addition to their regular duties and responsibilities.

A few years ago, Our Lady of Fatima had a snack program strictly for students who forgot their snack or lunch. It mostly consisted of prepackaged items such as a granola bar or processed cheese and crackers. After lengthy discussion with staff members, they wholeheartedly and passionately spoke about the need to support and teach students to be healthy through modeling, curriculum and providing the healthiest choices for snack-no more prepackaged items. As a result, staff surveyed students to get a list of favourite healthy foods, gathered student and staff input when developing menus, and decided to make shopping for snack part of our Life Skills program. Originally, we tried one snack daily but staff discovered that students were hungry towards the end of the day, so last year, we expanded to a breakfast and afternoon snack program. The response from parents is extremely positive! School council members frequently comment about how their children never would eat whole grain pita pieces, hummus, different types of fruit (mangoes,

cantaloupe, grapes,) and vegetables (broccoli and cauliflower) and now they do! Results from the Tell Them from Me survey distributed to students in grades 4-7 last year indicate that students feel “cared for” at Our Lady of Fatima. 86% of students feel a sense of engagement and belonging; 29.3% of students in this school consumed less than 5 sweet or fatty foods per day significantly lower than the Canadian average of 56. 1% Vincent Van Gogh once said, “great things are not accidental, they must be willed.” As Catholic educators it has always been part of our mission to educate students’ body, mind and soul! We have become leaders in this county due to the collective will of the people gathered here before you along with our greater school community (parents, support staff, teachers and students). I truly believe it is because we have faith in what we do and this makes all the difference! Thank you to our snack ladies for all you do to make Our Lady of Fatima truly a “School to Believe in”. Jeannie Armstrong, Principal Our Lady of Fatima School

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On Oct. 25 in the House of Commons, MP Cheryl Gallant joined her Conservative colleagues in announcing the enf of the long-gun registry. “Since the day I was first elected, way back in November of 2000, I have been committed to scrapping the Liberal/NDP long-gun registry. There have been many naysayers along the way who said it would not be done. This proves just how wrong they were. I appreciate the support that the hunters and farmers and recreational sportsmen have given me over the years. This Bill is for them,” said Gallant. “Two years ago, my MP colleague, Candice Hoeppner, introduced Private Members Bill 391, An act to amend the criminal code and the firearms act (repeal of long-gun registry). “We were defeated by a mere two votes in our last parliament, against the expressed wishes of responsible Canadian gun owners. I promised, that

if we got our majority in parliament, the registry would be scrapped. That day has come. Promise made, promise kept. “The Harper government has always been clear; by eliminating the wasteful and ineffective long-gun registry, we can instead focus our efforts on measures that actually tackle crime and make our streets and communities safe,” said MP Gallant. “our Government will continue to uphold our commitment to effective gun control measures that help keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and off our streets.” The legislation introduced Tuesday will: • Repeal the requirement to register non-restricted firearms (long-guns); • Provide for the destruction of all records pertaining to the registration of long-guns currently contained in the Canadian Firearms Registry and

under the control of the chief firearms officers; and • Maintain controls over restricted and prohibited firearms. Under the proposed reforms, firearms owners will still require a valid firearm licence to purchase or possess firearms and to purchase ammunition. They will also be required to undergo police background checks, pass a firearms safety training course and comply with firearms safe storage and transportation requirements. In addition, individuals will continue to be required to register prohibited and restricted firearms, such as handguns. “Hunters and sportsmen have been telling me we should plan a special celebration here in the Ottawa Valley to mark the demise of the long-gun registry.. “I encourage people to contact my office with their suggestions,” Gallant said.

Gallant joins Petawawa soldiers on exercise in Wainright Cheryl Gallant, MP for RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke, accompanied by her MP colleagues from the Standing Committee on National Defence, recenty joined about 3,000 soldiers from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) from CFB Petawawa, as an observer and active participant in Exercise Maple Resolve in Wainwright, Alberta. “Members of Parliament who do not have a significant military presence in their riding have little idea what happens during a military training exercise,” Gallant said. “I thought it was important, particularly for the new MPs elected for the first time for the Official Opposition, to witness an actual training exercise. They truly gained an even greater better appreciation of our women and men in uniform.” The month-long Exercise Maple Resolve began Oct. 1 and ends Oct. 28. A news release from Mp Gallant’s office described the exercise as “an extremely challenging training event that focused on combined arms groupings to provide high-level, complex training to nearly 4,000 soldiers.” The soldiers are supported by more than 900 vehicles, making this exercise the largest exercise in the history of the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre. “As a participant in one of the scenarios as a civilian casualty, I can attest to the high level of realism in these training exercises,” said Gallant. “Proper training saves lives. We owe

Halloween Continued from Page 8 Whether or not Halloween is your thing, I think we can all agree that the imagination that goes into some costumes is absolutely fantastic. It’s adorable to see kids in homemade costumes with gap-toothed smiles. Halloween is about allowing kids

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MP Cheryl Gallant plays a bloodied victim during military exercises in Wainwright, Alberta. Photo couertesy MP Gallant’s office. it to our soldiers to provide the best possible training. It was a real treat to be in Wainwright at the same time as soldiers from Petawawa to see them in action. They know I care,” she said. The Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC) designs and delivers collective training exercises which replicate real-world conditions, enhancing the foundation level of training for Army units and formations. CMTC’s exercises are full immersion, allowing exercise participants to become completely absorbed in the exercise, maximizing the efficiency of the training conducted.

The goal of CMTC is to ensure soldiers are ready for whatever they may be called on to do now and in the future. Exercises conducted by CMTC can be tailored to support the varied operational theatres in which the Canadian Forces may be deployed. In its exercises, CMTC uses technology and imagination to present, as authentically as possible, the conditions found within modern operations. Personnel and vehicles are fitted with laser devices that objectively register kills, serious and light wounds, and near misses.

the chance to be someone else for a night, to be with friends, get exercise, and enjoy the surprise of seeing which house gave you what, whether it’s candy or dental floss. I think what makes Halloween so attractive for adults (or even teens) as well, is the chance to reconnect with their childhood. When they dress up as their favourite characters from years gone by, it’s like being a child again. It’s also a chance to connect with

others of similar interests – Star Wars or Lord of the Rings fans, for instance. They all know one another from passing in the street. The Obi Wans and the Princess Leias, the Gandalfs and Frodos… it’s like an exclusive club. (In other words, it’s sort of cool.) So whether you’re an adult or teenager, Star Wars fan or Lord of the Rings fanatic, enjoy the freedom Halloween gives you to be – if only for one night – a child again.

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Break-ins at Burnett Farm Supply and Jim New Preowned BREAK AND ENTER Several chainsaws were stolen during an early morning break and enter at John Burnett Farm Supply on O’Brien Road in Renfrew. The break-in was discovered by an employee on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 a.m. The investigation showed a thief stole a red Dodge pickup truck from Jim New Preowned and attended John Burnett Farm Supply. Once there, they broke the front door glass and entered the business. Nine chain saws were stolen. The stolen pickup truck was recovered at Mack MacKenzie Motors in Renfrew. Const. Lisa Nicholas is investigating, with assistance from the Forensic Identification Unit. CALLS FOR SERVICE The Renfrew detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to 161 calls for service during the past week. DOMESTIC DISPUTES During the past week officers from the Renfrew OPP have investigated six domestic disputes. One female was charged with assault, and one female was charged with breaching a court order. BAIL VIOLATION Oct. 22 at about 11:30 a.m., Const. Nicholas was dispatched to Arthur Avenue in Renfrew for a male who might be dumping metal by the Swinging Bridge. The male was not dumping metal, but the investigation revealed he was breaching a court order by possessing a cell phone. He was arrested and charged for the breach. His vehicle was towed as the Quebec licence

was not authorized to circulate (no insurance) and his drivers licence was invalid. The 33-year-old man from Bryson, Que. was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on Dec. 14. DRINKING DRIVERS While conducting RIDE spot checks in Renfrew on Gillan Road at Barnet Boulevard, officers stopped a vehicle and investigated the driver who had been drinking. After the male was arrested for failing a roadside alcohol screening test, a quantity of marijuana was seized from his possession. Following breath tests at the detachment, a 26-year-old Pembroke man was charged with driving over 80 mgs and possession of marijuana. He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew Dec. 14. Const. Joey Limlaw investigated. On Oct. 22 at about 7:45 p.m., Const. Ryan Besner was on general patrol in Renfrew when he stopped a vehicle on Raglan Street by Patrick Avenue for a traffic offence. The officer detected alcohol on the male driver’s breath and read the breath demand. The male refused to provide a proper sample of his breath and was arrested. Subsequently the officer learned the male had a suspended driver’s licence. The 55-year-old man from Ottawa was charged with refusing to provide a breath sample, and driving while under suspension. He was released on a promise to appear in Renfrew Dec. 14. On Oct. 23, Const. Julie Lapointe stopped a vehicle at about 2:25 a.m. on Raglan Street North in Renfrew for a traffic offence.

Renfrew OPP advises public to be aware on Halloween REBEKA BORSHEVSKY St. Joseph’s High School Co-op

Halloween night: the time of tricks and treats, yet also a time of accidents. The Renfrew detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police reminds the public to be aware on this night of high excitement and festivities. For those planning on participating with their kids, the police advise the following: • Kids under 10 should be accompanied by an adult or responsible older child; with all the excitement, younger children sometimes forget street safety; • Parents should go over street safety with kids before heading out, and make sure they pay attention – costumes are sometimes dark, and a child’s vision can be affected by the mask they wear; • Parents should try to find costumes/ clothes with reflective material, such as running shoes; • Use face makeup instead of masks; or, if you’re wearing a mask, take it off in between houses; • Stay on the sidewalk – don’t venture

onto the street or cut across lawns; • Kids should not go to houses where the lights aren’t on, and go only to the houses of people you know; • If invited into a house, don’t go in; politely decline; and • Don’t eat any candy until you reach home and an adult can inspect your goodies. The OPP reminds drivers to be extra cautious on Halloween, and to reduce speeds in residential areas. As Const. Janice Sawbridge of the Renfrew detachment says, kids do the unexpected, so be ready if they dart out in front of you. The OPP will be patrolling the streets, “trying to keep an eye out,” Sawbridge said. She advises parents of older teens to talk to them about the consequences of getting into trouble. There’s “not a lot of problems in town,” she said, and she’d “like to see that continue.” So no matter where you are on Halloween night, be careful – and most of all, have fun!

After failing a roadside alcohol screening test, the male driver was arrested. Following breath tests at the detachment, a 49-year-old Beachburg man was charged with impaired driving and driving over 80 mgs. He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on Dec. 14. THEFTS • A black Norco Mountain bike was stolen from a residence in Renfrew overnight on Sunday, Oct. 16. The bike was in a backyard on Baldwin Street prior to the theft. • A 20-hp Mercury outboard motor was stolen from a locked boathouse on River Road. The theft was discovered on Monday, Oct. 17. Const. Carlvin Burgins is investigating.

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Tuesday November 1, 2011 6:00 p.m. TOWNSHIP COUNCIL CHAMBERS There will be a Special Meeting of Council for the purpose of discussing  Staff Retention  Risk Management  Succession Planning This notice is given pursuant to Section 238 (2.1) of the Municipal Act 2001. Noreen C. Mellema, CMO CAO/Clerk


Dated at the Township of McNab/Braeside in the County of Renfrew this 18th day of October, 2011.


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Yakabuski named opposition whip

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, seen above on election night, has appointed his new cabinet. It is comprised of Dwight Duncan (finance and deputy premier), Deb Matthews (health and long-term care), Brad Duguid (economic development and innovation), Chris Bentley (energy), Bob Chiarelli (infrastructure and transportation), Laurel Broten (education, women’s issues), Ted McMeekin (agriculture, food and rural affairs), Glen Murray (training, colleges and universities), Kathleen Wynne (municipal affairs and housing, and aboriginal affairs), John Milloy (government house leader, and community and social services), Jim Bradley (environment), Rick Bartolucci (northern development and mines), Madeleine Meilleur (community safety and correctional services, and francosophone affairs), Harinder Takhar (government services), Michael Chan (tourism and culture), Michael Gravelle (natural resources), Margaret Best (consumer services), Linda Jeffrey (labour, seniors), Eric Hoskins (children and youth services) and Charles Souda (citizenship and immigration). Jeff Leal is chief government whip and John Gerretson is attorney general.



Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski has been named The Progressive Conservatives’ Opposition Whip Ontario in the new Legislature. Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson takes over Yakabuski’s old role as House Leader. Party Leader Tim Hudak announced Wednesday that Yakabuski, Wilson and Oshawa-Whitby MPP Christine Elliott, named Deputy Leader, will have key roles in his “bigger, stronger and experienced Ontario PC Caucus.� The party is committed to keeping “Dalton McGuinty on a short leash to rein in government spending and ensure he cannot sneak in a new tax hike,� Hudak said. Yakabuski’s job is to ensure an energized and motivated Ontario PC Caucus maintains a strong presence in the Legislature, Hudak added. Yakabuski was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2003. He was re-elected Oct. 6 with 70.8 per cent support, more than any other MPP in the province. He most recently served as Opposition House Leader and Critic for Energy.


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Leighton prepares to meet world’s best powerlifters STEVE NEWMAN

Weightlifting was foreign to Sarah Leighton when she attended Opeongo High School in the 1990s. She recalls the weight room being reserved for athletes on the track and field team, but it was no big deal at the time. She never started lifting weights seriously until several years later, but now she’s preparing to compete with some of the best lifters in the world. The Cobden-born athlete will represent Canada at the International Powerlifting Federation world championships in the Czech Republic Nov. 10. There are 17 athletes in her 72-kilogram weight division, but that’s not a major concern for Leighton, who says she’s ranked about 10th. The big goal for Leighton, 32, is to lift strongly in comparison to specific goals she has set for herself. By winning the Canadian powerlifting title in Prince Edward Island, she qualified for the meet which she’ll attend along with her husband and coach, Paul Vaillancourt. They have received financial help from the community, including sponsorship from Renfrew Home Hardware Building Centre and ProTyre, to be able to afford the trip. Athletes must foot the bill for their own travel expenses for what will be Leighton’s firstever trip overseas. While she plans to see Prague and other places in the Czech Republic, that won’t happen until after she competes. There will be plenty of time to play tourist, says Leighton, whose goals include equalling her personal best in the bench press, and bettering her marks in the squad and dead lift. In winning the 2011 nationals, her respective squat, bench and dead lift were 424, 270 and 374 pounds. At the worlds, she’d love to squat 200 kilograms, or 440 pounds, for the first time, bench press 305 lbs. and dead lift 375. “Every meet, every competition I find I’m improving my numbers. There hasn’t been a competition where I haven’t improved at least one lift,” says Leighton. “It’s always a progression, which keeps you going.” At the 2011 nationals, she lifted 200 kilos, but got the red

light from two of three officials. So she’s confident that mark can fall. Her mindset will be to focus not on others’ performances, but on her own, she promises. A big influence on her athletic career, since her first-ever weightlifting competition in January 2008, is her husband and coach. Vaillancourt’s a three-time Ontario Strongman champion, so he knows a thing or two about competing. Both he and Leighton are also owners of Ultimate Fitness gyms in Arnprior and Renfrew. “He’s tough on me, but he knows the limits,” says Leighton, who notes her “mental game” is stronger than ever. “Lifting has had a lot to do with building my confidence as a person.” “Now that I’m getting to be a more experienced lifter, you start to realize the mental aspect is a big part of it. If your mind isn’t in the right place, your body tends to follow.” Meanwhile, she’s modifying her training in the final tapering phase before the world championships. Normally, her heavier training loads feature weightlifting four times a week plus two other sessions of conditioning. The conditioning typically includes pushing the prowler (or sled) or rowing intervals. She does no running, other than ball hockey from April to September in a six-team women’s league out of Carp. “It hurts me,” she says. Her knees and back just don’t like the activity. She admits she’d probably be running on the rugby pitch, if it wasn’t for weightlifting, but life is about choices. “I wish I could do rugby,” she admits. “There’s an upper Ottawa team I’d love to play for, but it interferes with my training. And I can’t afford to be hurt.” However, it’s not a huge loss, for weightlifting has become her No. 1 sport. “I basically got addicted to lifting weights for a purpose other than just being fit. Now I have weightlifting goals and competition goals.” “I can’t see myself slowing down any time soon,” she adds. During the interview with The Mercury, she googled to see where the 2012 world championships are. Turns out they’re in Stavanger, Norway, where she also plans to compete.

Mercury photo by Steve Newman

Sarah Leighton performs on the bench press at Ultimate Fitness Gyms in Renfrew.

Will the Habs sweep house? Are we about to see an upheaval in Montreal? In recent times, the Canadians haven’t been afraid to clean house every once in a while, and with the Habs winless since their early-season victory in Winnipeg, will the walls soon come crashing down? At 1-5-0-and-2 after eight starts and winless in front of the nightly packed house at the Bell Centre, you have to believe coach Jacques Martin is on the hot seat. But the status of charismatic general manager Pierre Gauthier can’t be much better. After all, he’s the one making the shrewd roster moves for Jacques. I know the Canadiens have been besieged by injuries, but even that can only keep the wolves off their backs for so long. The Habs have a tough schedule over the next three games, Philadelphia last night, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins twice. There had better be a couple

PETER CLARK PETER’S PUTTERINGS of wins in there, or you have to believe heads are gonna roll. The fat lady is in the back room. She’s not clearing her throat. She’s shining up an axe. 5-and-0 start is just fine: I was reminded by a couple of people of the Red Wings’ loss in Washington. It was a battle of the NHL’s last two undefeated teams. What they don’t realize is, last Saturday night’s 7-1 defeat was actually a blessing. It prevented the Wings from going 6-and-0. The last time Detroit started a season with six wins was in 1972-73. They missed the playoffs. However, the last time the Wings settled on a 5-and-0 beginning, they went on to win the 2008 Stanley Cup. Have you been following the World Series? It’s been

about as unpredictable as they come – a 2-1 game one night, and then 16-7 the next. And the team that scores the 16 runs gets none on the third night. That’s baseball. Reminds me of the 1993 World Series. Remember when the Toronto Blue Jays won a crazy game with six runs in the top-of-theeighth inning 15-14? They lost the next night 2-0. That must be some sort of record; most runs one game to least the next. * * * The last team to win a World Series one year after being the loser the year before was the 1989 Oakland Athletics. The A’s lost the 1988 championship to the Los Angeles Dodgers, then beat the San Francisco Giants in the Earthquake Series. And for this week: St. Louis trailed Texas three games to two entering last night’s sixth game. Name the last team to overcome a 3-2 deficit to capture the World Series?




Renfrew hockey fans hope Sunday night’s decision doesn’t come back to haunt the Timberwolves. But for now, the result pushes them out of a playoff spot. The Wolves allowed three leads to slip away – including a 3-2 edge with less than nine minutes remaining – and then looked on as Matt Kadolph banged home a loose puck with 57 seconds remaining to give the visiting Stittsville Royals a shocking 4-3 win at the MaTe-Way Activity Centre. The loss was paramount in three different ways. The defeat was Renfrew’s fifth in a row, dropped the Wolves to 4-and-7 overall, and knocked them from a Valley Division playoff spot as they enter the toughest portion of the 2011-12 Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League schedule. Seven of 11 games before the end of November are on the road, including a few in tough Metro Division rinks. STITTSVILLE 4, WOLVES 3 Stittsville entered action deadlocked in the standings with the Wolves before Sunday’s dramatic outcome. Brady Clouthier, Luke

Lapierre and Jesse Riopelle put the Wolves ahead, only to see goals from the sticks of Harrison Terrell, Scott Barnes and Dan Guolla continually bring the Royals back. Lapierre added two assists for the Wolves to give him seven points (four goals) in the past three games. Richard Barr faced 41 shots in the Renfrew goalcrease, and had little or no chance on the game winner. The Wolves tested Stittsville goalkeeper Matt McCaughan 27 times, but only three times while surrendering 14 shots in the third period. PERTH 5, WOLVES 3 The Wolves turned in a much better performance Friday night than in their previous meeting against the Valley Division-leading Perth Blue Wings (a 9-2 loss at the MAC Oct. 9). But the bottom line is there are no moral victories, and this past week’s 5-3 setback at the Perth Community Centre has the same impact on the standings. The Wolves trailed 2-0 early, climbed back to within a goal twice at 2-1 in the first period, and 3-2 six minutes into the third, before a

Jr. Bs enjoy big wins CAROLYN DOUCETTE UOVRA

The Upper Ottawa Valley Ringette Junior B team had some big wins on the weekend. UOV hosted West Ottawa for two games at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre on Sunday. With Macy MacGregor in nets, UOV won 6-0 and 10-3. Darcey Agnew had four goals and Emily Agnew three goals for UOV. Both Agnews also added an assist. Also hitting the net were Alycia Cooco with three goals and four assists and Allison Doucette with two goals and one helper. Single goals came from Emma Crozier, Krysten Ingram, Amy Raycroft and Stephanie Lee. Collecting assists were Morgan Delarge,

Mykenzie McCallum, and Lyndsey Lynch. The Junior team will play another set of home games this Sunday afternoon at Ma-TeWay. They host Gatineau beginning at 3 p.m. The Petite B team, with head coach Melanie Clemmer, played two games on the road. They easily defeated West Ottawa 8-1 and Arnprior 4-1. The Belle B team had a set of games against West Ottawa on Saturday. They came away with two victories, winning 7-1 and 5-2. Colleen Fleury was in between the pipes. The Petite C ringette team suffered narrow defeats to Nepean and Ottawa. For more information on local ringette, go to

pair of markers in the late going put the game away for the Blue Wings. Goals from Blair Barr and Riley Kane on either side of the 10-minute mark in the third period catapulted Perth into a 5-2 lead and proved to be backbreakers on this night. Luke Lapierre had two Renfrew goals, and also earned an assist on a Blake Lemoine tally with just over a minute remaining. Brady Clouthier and Jesse Riopelle earned two helpers on the night. Jeremy Wright backMercury photo by Peter Clark stopped the Blue Wings to the victory while Richard Wolves newcomer Michael Minns blocks a shot to prevent a potential frantic scramble Barr handled Renfrew net- in front of goaltender Richard Barr. minding duties. The Wolves held a 41-35 edge in shots. The game was also a far cry from the teams’ previDrew Edwards had a hat trick, and PETER CLARK ous meeting in the penalty four goals overall. Adam Martin added department. Only five minthree, Dan Norton a pair, and Connor utes were called. After topping Petawawa in their 2011- Budarick and Rory Whalen singles. The first meeting in Ren- 12 Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League Cody Corbin earned four helpers verfrew resulted in 145 com- season opener, the Renfrew Bantam sus Arnprior. bined penalty minutes in Timberwolves returned home to post a Jacob Miller posted the shutout as the sin bin. solid 5-1 win over the Arnprior Packers the Atom Wolves and Muskrat VoyaThe Wolves travel to Ot- Friday night. geurs skated to a 0-0 tie. tawa West tonight (ThursThe Atom Wolves host Arnprior SatJohn Pettigrew (1G, 2A), Carson Barday) for a 7:20 p.m. contest, ber, Kevin Crozier, Auston Pierce and urday at 12:30 p.m. and are in Clarence Creek Billy Karras shared goal production Petawawa topped the Atom Wolves to challenge the defending in support of goaltender Carter Blim- 3-1. Thomas Barber scored and Tyson EOJHL champion Beavers kie, who lost his shutout bid late in the Johnston was in goal. Sunday at 2:15 p.m. Cameron Iob yielded four goals in third period. They don’t return home Chloe Eady had the shutout and both two games, but his Peewee Wolves until Nov. 4, when they face decisions for the Minor Midget Wolves, teammates were unable to score in 1the Ottawa West Golden 7-0 and 4-2 winners over Arnprior and 0 and 3-0 setbacks to Petawawa and Knights at 8 p.m. Muskrat. Petawawa respectively.

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Six Grey Cup rings and the best of times This is the second in a three-part series on Ottawa Valley residents who played in the Canadian Football League, and their impressions of the CFL today.


Dale Potter began his Canadian Football League career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1973 and ended it with the Toronto Argonauts in 1984. But he shone brightest, by far, as a member of the Edmonton Eskimos. The linebacker was part of a sensational team that, to this day, remains the talk of CFL dynasties. Potter’s first of six Grey Cup victories happened in 1975. The next was in 1978, to start a fiveyear victory string in the lateNovember classic, as Potter was surrounded by a glut of stars, including hall of famers quarterback Tom Wilkinson, kicker Dave Cutler, quarterback Warren Moon, linebacker Dan Kepley and defensive end Dave Fennell. Retired from a long teaching career, he now resides in Horton Township with wife Janet, but he doesn’t have to look far to be reminded of those successful times. For one, there’s his right knee replacement two years ago. After playing high school football for the Hillcrest Hawks, he played a season for a North Carolina college, before transferring to the University of Ottawa where he was a strong defensive player. That first year the Gee Gees reached the 1970 College Bowl (now the Vanier Cup) where they lost to the University of Manitoba Bisons. He had a strong season as middle linebacker the following season, but sat out his final year with the Gee Gees after tearing right knee ligaments in training camp. Nevertheless, he was the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ first pick of the draft (in the second round) who started after another Canadian, Rob McLaren, went down with an early-season injury. By next season, Potter had been traded to Edmonton, where he quickly established himself as a starter under the no-nonsense approach of head coach Ray Jauch. Shortly into his Eskimos career, the team moved from Clark Stadium into the breathtaking Commonwealth Stadium. But it wasn’t just the new home’s physical components that were superb, said Potter. “I can’t pin it down. There was just a different (football) personality in the West.” Football was big and, accord-

The Edmonton Eskimos of the 1980s were the toast of the Canadian Football League, partly because of a stalwart defence. That defence was led by the likes of, from left, linebackers Dan Kepley and Dale Potter, and defensive back Ed Jones. ingly, so were the crowds and the overall community support for the game. “Edmonton was a tremendous organization,” said Potter. “The comparison between Edmonton and Winnipeg was unbelievable. The quality was different … There was a professional attitude, everything was positive, and the coaches were excellent.” The coaches also had the privilege of working with one of the grittiest, and most successful, quarterbacks in CFL history. “We were starting to dominate, and Tom Wilkinson was a great quarterback,” says Potter. “He’d throw left-handed (to complete a pass), or he’d make up plays in the dirt. “He was always upbeat and told the players not to worry.” Another star was middle-linebacker Dan Kepley who, with Potter and Tom Towns, created a formidable linebacking corps. Potter says Towns was “tough as nails,” while Kepley, who arrived in 1975, was “a rugged bugger … you could see this guy was a player, a hitter. And we just started to win.” Even the gradual diminishment of Wilkinson’s game didn’t get in the way, as a new star, Warren Moon, offered athleticism, intelligence and ongoing stability at quarterback. As different as the quarterbacks were in style, so were

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I loved being in Edmonton. It was the greatest time to play in the CFL. – Dale Potter head coaches Jauch and 1977 successor Hughie Campbell, a hall-of-fame receiver with a quiet demeanour. No cursing came from him, says Potter. “He just spoke very plainly and would say things like, ‘We need to play better.’ A simple compliment from him meant a lot.” One of Campbell’s coaches, defensive co-ordinator Don Matthews, also stood out, as “the greatest football mind I came across. I learned more from him than any defensive coach.” He was also tremendously positive and hugely supportive of his players. Potter smiles when he remembers how every Monday team meeting would start with: “We’ve got ‘em.” Matthews took a similar approach even in dire situations, like the 1981 Grey Cup that the

Eskimos badly trailed against the Ottawa Rough Riders. Potter recalls Matthews down on his knees sketching out what the players weren’t doing and what they needed to do. The Eskimos won the Cup that day, but trailed 23-13 in the fourth quarter before rallying to score on a Warren Moon touchdown run, a two-point conversion and a late Dave Cutler field goal. Potter also made his contributions, including the recovery of a fumble, which led to an Eskimos touchdown. “We just wore them down and wore them down,” says Potter. “They had just lost momentum.” MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER One of the biggest individual moments for Potter was the 1980 Grey Cup, in which he was named the top Canadian player and most outstanding defensive player. The Eskimos trounced the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 48-10. “Sometimes you play in a game and nothing seems to happen,” recalls Potter. “But as an outside linebacker you want to jam the receivers. As a result, I was significant in stopping the pass, and a lot of plays came my way. “As Don Matthews would say, there are (usually) five or six plays in a game when you make

a significant difference, but you never know when those are (going to happen),” he said, offering the example of how a play might come back against the flow and the linebacker has to be ready to make the play. Potter says he also took pride in studying his own position as a linebacker. “I weighed 230, 235. I was big. I could play the run well, and I learned how to cover receivers,” explains Potter, noting he knew how to play effective zone defence and contribute to a fast, physical defensive corps. Admitting he was never a great tackler, nor as aggressive as Kepley, Potter says: “I was just a solid linebacker who earned his position and held it.” Winning also became contagious. “We just took on the assumption that the Grey Cup would be ours,” adds Potter. “I loved being an Edmonton Eskimo. I loved being in Edmonton. It was the greatest time to play in the CFL.” Of course, they didn’t always win. For example, in the 1977 Grey Cup in Montreal’s Olympic Stadium that was dubbed the staple-shoe classic, the Alouettes used a strong game from quarterback Sonny Wade and staples in their cleats to secure footing on the greasy pitch. It shouldn’t have been greasy, but the retractable roof lay in storage in Paris during a legal dispute between the stadium builder and the City of Montreal. “It was an embarrassing loss,” recalls Potter of the 41-6 defeat. “They had receivers beating our defensive backs that they would normally be covering with ease.” That was also the era when football players had second jobs, and Potter was no exception. Team meetings were at 2 p.m., prior to practice, and players didn’t leave for home until 8 or 9 p.m. for several years. In those years, Potter also worked as a part-time teacher. He was still teaching when Potter learned his Eskimos career had come to an end. Potter was released during training camp for the 1984 season. The bad news came from the legendary Eskimos head coach Jackie Parker, who could barely get the words out in his deep southern drawl. “I consoled him,” he recalls. But that wasn’t the end of gridiron action, just yet.He was picked up by the Toronto Argonauts, for whom he played five games, including one game back in Edmonton. SEE ‘POTTER’, Page 15


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The Renfrew Senior Raiders will spend the rest of the season on the road in their quest to land the 2011 Renfrew County Football League championship. At Lindsay Athletic Field at Ma-Te-Way Friday afternoon, the Raiders lost the right to host the Nov. 1 semi-final by dropping a 100 decision to the ever-improving Mackenzie Mustangs. RCI completes the regular season today (Thursday) at 3 p.m. in Arnprior before travelling to Deep River Tuesday. A win would send the Raiders back to Arnprior to challenge the defending champion Redmen for the league title Friday, Nov. 4. The Mustangs struck early last Friday on a 25-yard strike five minutes into the game. The convert gave them a 7-0 lead. The Raiders thought they had climbed back into contention late in the quarter, but a well-executed play was wiped out. Jason Fleury took a pitch from quarterback Cooper Brown, and, on an option play, threw an arrow to Gord Gaddess, who finished off the 60-yard pass-and-run play to paydirt. But to the dismay of the RCI coaching staff, an illegal block

penalty brought it back. Moments later, Mackenzie appeared on the threshold of taking a two-touchdown lead. A blocked punt was scooped up by the Mustangs, and with nothing showing but a clear path to the end zone, punter Brennan Inglis was able to run down the ball carrier and make a touchdownsaving tackle. However, the Mustangs upped their lead to 10-0 on a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter. The Raiders can win the Nov. 1 game in Deep River “if we can play four quarters,” RCI coach Todd Stewart observed. “We’ve had two bazaar games, both against Mackenzie,” the coach added, alluding to the number of penalties the Raiders have taken at crucial times. A 13-8 setback to the visiting Notre Dame Celtic Warriors has pushed the Junior Raiders out of the playoffs in the Lanark-Renfrew Junior High School Football League. A solid first-half rain resulted in a number of turnovers by both teams, and no scoring. The rain also chased most of the fans away. But things cleared up somewhat in the second half, and scoring began. The Carleton Place squad scored a pair of majors a couple

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The Renfrew Collegiate Raiders held their annual Pigskin Parade down Raglan Street and out to Ma-Te-Way Park late Friday morning. This year’s parade was later than usual because – other the Turkey Bowl on Thanksgiving Sunday – the Raiders didn’t have a junior/senior football doubleheader on their schedule until Oct. 21. Unfortunately for the blue and white it was a long day, as the Raiders lost both contests.


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Barker’s Collision Centre tied Barry’s Bay 4-4 in atom house action. Kelson Hart and Ethan White had two goals apiece. Brody Byce was in goal. Canadian Tire lost a pair to Arnprior and Eganville teams. Netminder Summer Simons received goalscoring support from Brady Limlaw and Connor Zohr. B.R. Fulton Construction blanked Petawawa 8-0, were nipped 2-1 by Arnprior, and lost the league opener 6-4 to Eganville in the peewee loop. Dawson Brown and Braeden Mackin had three goals overall, and Darin Verch and Nicholas Wright a pair. Hunter Gilchrist, Cody Mackin and Brandon Hanniman pegged solos. Carter Atkins was in goal. Backed by netminder McKale Van Genderen, NAPA Auto Parts tamed Petawawa 5-1 and Arnprior 8-1. Braedon Reinert and Hunter Wright sparked the way with three goals each. Brandon Nykyforak notched two markers. See ‘HOUSE’ Page 21

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Queen Elizabeth Public School students had a little extra incentive to raise funds for cancer research at the annual Terry Fox Run at the school. For each $100 raised, one teacher pledged to sing karaoke at an upcoming school event. When all was said and done, $1,100 dollars was raised and 11 teachers will be serenading students in a karaoke performance. The school event included a morning of adorning the school and for some students, downtown, with chalk drawings to raise awareness for cancer and a circle of hands made up of staff and students before participants walked or ran laps around the school.



Mid-Town battles back in Gentlemen’s Hockey League action PETER CLARK

The Mid-Town Rug Rats got goals from Paul Boudreau and Chad Gillan in the final minute to pull into a 4-4 Gentlemen’s Hockey League tie with the Griffith Timbermart Kings Thursday night. Boudreau’s goal, his second of the night, ignited the comeback with 43 seconds remaining. Gillan tied the game with 16 seconds showing on the clock. Shawn Bulger had the other Mid-Town marker.

Clayton Youmans, Dan Rekowski, Shawn Freemark and Chris Holmes scored for Griffith. Bryden Schaap was between the pipes for Griffith and Matt Wolfgram for MidTown. Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy doubled B.R. Fulton Construction 4-2. Chris Naismith, Randy Penney, Bernie Holley and Patrick Cayen scored in support of Schaap, who earned the netminding win. Dennis Saumure and Bob Mosco clicked for Fulton’s. Harold Deacon was busy with 25 saves.

Renfrew Pizzeria topped the Legion 4-2 in Renfrew Men’s Hockey League action. Jimmy MacMillan fired home a pair. Patrick Pender and Ryan Arbuthnot added singles. Eric Logan pegged three assists while Tyler Miller earned the win for Renfrew Pizzeria on 21 saves. Mickey’s Promotions edged the Legion 4-3. Bentley McCallum scored two, while Justin Riopelle and Jason Smith added singles. Steve Bowes made 26 stops. Phil Carter and Kyle Warren netted a pair in the Legion defeat. Steven Fraser


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Get W.I.T.H. It starts Nov. 1 St. Joseph’s Catholic High School will be launching Get W.I.T.H. It! (Walking In The Halls) on Nov. 1. It is a free grassroots, community walking initiative that invites everyone to ‘get with’ the benefits of walking during the colder, darker months of winter,” co-ordinator Jane O’Gorman points out. “This program is endorsed by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and meets the criteria of a Heart Wise Exercise program.” It will run twice a week from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays until March break of

the 2011-12 school year. O’Gorman asks that participants note, there will be no walking on Thursday, November 10, 2011, due to a school function. The program is drop in format, so there is no need to pre-register. You can choose from either a light (no stairs), moderate or vigorous walking route options. “There will be great music, trained volunteers, and a pedometer lending program to track your progress,’ O’Gorman said. To be a volunteer or for more information, contact Jane O’Gorman at St. Joseph’s High School at or 613-432-5846.

Raiders, Jags hoopsters split PETER CLARK

The RCI Senior Raiders remained unbeaten in Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association girls basketball league play. RCI downed cross-town rival St. Joseph’s Jaguars 24-18 at St. Joseph’s Thursday afternoon. Maddie Kubiseski and Adrianne Guty combined to score 20 of the Raiders 24 points. Melissa Verch pegged a half dozen points for the Jaguars, who are 3-and-5.

RCI and the Arnprior Redmen enter this week’s play tied at 6and-0 atop the 10-team loop. The Jaguars (6-and-3) won Thursday’s junior confrontation over RCI 29-17. St. Joseph’s coach Mark Valliquette’s team turned in a fine defensive effort, and got an offensive push from Allison Kasaboski, Heather Lepine and Sonya Bergin to open up a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. Abby Cliche had six points for the Junior Raiders. RCI has five wins in seven starts.

Jaguars serve up winners PETER CLARK

The St. Joseph’s Jaguars enjoyed an unstoppable day on the Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association boys volleyball court Oct. 18 in Petawawa. The Junior Jaguars whitewashed the host General Panet Panthers 3-0, topped the Opeongo Wildcats 3-1 and returned to the floor to shut down the Fellowes Falcons 3-0.

“The boys played hard with good coverage and strong defence,” Junior Jaguars coach Meghan Cahill said. The Senior Jaguars were also red hot. They swept all three schools 3-0. The Arnprior Redmen 30 nipped St. Joseph’s 30-27 in junior girls basketball action. Sonya Bergin had 14 points for the Junior Jaguars. Arnprior doubled the Jaguars 34-17 in the senior match.

House hockey update From Page 19 Singles for NAPA came from Ryan Fortin, Wyatt St. Michael, Colton Dowd, Bryce Schaap and Brandon Fortin. Fraser’s bantam squad fell 5-3 to Arnprior. Justin Pearse, Kellee Boisvert and Justin Virgin scored. Jordan Vandersleen guarded the goalcrease. The Renfrew house midget team dumped Pembroke teams 6-1 and 5-0. David Cooco and Joel Ferguson led the attack with three

goals apiece. Tyler Kelly plucked a pair, with singles coming from Ryan Fraser, Frank Hanniman and Greg Gavin. Schyler Sanftenberg and Robert Vezina shared the wins and shutout. A frustrated Pembroke side took 62 minutes in penalties to Renfrew’s 28 in the 5-0 game. The midgets host Petawawa Oct. 31 at 8:30 p.m. On Friday, the new Renfrew juvenile team takes on West Carleton at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre 8:30 p.m.

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Greater Madawaska Seniors Housing moves optimistically into second year STEVE NEWMAN

Work continues to fill Greater Madawaska Township’s absence of seniors housing. During the Greater Madawaska Seniors Housing Corporation’s annual general meeting at the DACA Centre Oct. 19, the 2010 slate of directors was re-elected. That board consists of treasurer Pat Halloren and secretary Juliette LeGal of Griffith-Matawatchan and Pat Ripmeester, Bill Beacham, Mayor Peter Emon and vice-president Rev. Bill Griffiths of Calabogie. Coun. Glenda McKay rounds out the board, as township council’s liaison. That leaves one vacancy and another position to be filled from the Dacre area when a project is pursued there. At the same meeting, Preston O’Grady and Zig Mintha, longtime members of the Eganville and Area Long-Term Care Corporation, were guest speakers. They reminded the crowd of about 50 people that it took several years of patience and persistence to realize the goal of obtaining Fairfields affordable seniors housing project in Eganville. The Greater Madawaska Seniors Housing Corporation president is Bill Beacham, who was pleased with the turnout. “Our goal is not necessarily to build and operate seniors residences, (although) I think that’s an eventuality for us,” said Beacham. “But we’re also looking for

some private or public partnership to help us meet the needs of the community.” At the moment the township has no seniors housing, which is essentially why the local seniors housing corporation was established in 2010, after council initiated a community-based committee in 2009 to address seniors’ housing needs. Realistically, the corporation hopes to have some funding in place to complete the Calabogie and Griffith affordable housing projects within two years, said Beacham. “We’ll have to see how aggressive government wants to be to address housing needs for seniors.” Lack of seniors housing is a gap in Greater Madawaska, and for that matter in any community, said the 61-year-old president. Now that the Ontario government appears to be putting a new emphasis on funding for affordable housing projects, Greater Madawaska Seniors Housing Corporation is hoping funds become available for seniors housing projects planned for Calabogie and Griffith. At Greater Madawaska’s Oct. 26 council meeting, council is expected to bring forward zoning bylaw amendments for land belonging to, or about to be obtained by, the township for seniors housing projects in those two communities.

Motions scheduled for approval at today’s meeting include a motion to permit the erection of a sign on both sites that says: Proposed Site of Senior(s) Housing. In correspondence from president Beacham to council, he says, “We believe this would help solidify the concept and result in additional community awareness and support.” Mayor Emon says the housing corporation members are anxious to see how much of the government funding goes to affordable seniors housing. Emon said $2.8 million in provincial dollars is earmarked for Renfrew County, but potential uses of the money may include projects for the homeless, and retro-fitting of existing not-for-profit and affordable housing inventory. Building two pods of five apartments, to share services and encourage social interaction, in both Calabogie and Griffith would be a good start, said Emon and Beacham last week. Emon, who chairs the county’s social services committee, says the local housing corporation should have a better idea of funding for seniors housing following more meetings in November. Then Greater Madawaska Seniors Housing Corporation would be among the applicants expected to seek those funds.

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The coincidence was amusing. As a hound howled nearby, more than 30 people gathered in the Horton Township countryside, at the intersection of Pinnacle Road and Garden of Eden Road. For they, too, had something to howl about. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. This is wonderful,â&#x20AC;? said Pinnacle Road resident Carolyn Edson to Horton chief administrative officer Mackie McLaren. She was referring to the reason for the Friday-afternoon gathering, to celebrate the approval by the Build Canada Secretariat for Horton Township to spend $464,000 from a previous road project. hat money was left unspent upon completion of the Garden of Eden Road reconstruction job in 2010. Usually such funds are put back in the government kitty, but this joint Build Canada funding by the provincial and federal governments was reallocated for work on the adjoining Pinnacle Road. The entire project will cost about $500,000, with Horton making up the difference spent over and above $464,000. This, say Horton officials, is a heck of a lot better than having to pay for the entire project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been faced with a problem like this before,â&#x20AC;? said CAO McLaren, alluding to the money unspent after B.R. Fulton Construction completed major reconstruction of what was originally estimated to cost $1,965,000. The feeling among members of township staff and council was that money could be reallocated to a nearly road project, especially since another local township had gained permission to spend money left over from one of its Build Canada projects.

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Sunshine Coach telethon sets another record PETER CLARK

It’s the community that keeps on giving. Renfrew and the surrounding area outdid itself once again, as it has done for more than 25 years. Sunday’s grand total at the Reach for the Rainbow Sunshine Coach Telethon was again a record highwater mark and whopping total of $63,148. It exceeded the 2010 total of $62,040 by more than $1,000. “A great big thank you to Renfrew and

the area,” said telethon co-ordinator Norm Dagg after the final dollar was in. “Each year Friends of the Disabled and Sunshine Coach reach out for public support through the Reach For The Rainbow Telethon,” Dagg added. “Local businesses, service organizations, schools, churches and communityminded individuals throw their support behind this service that is so critical from a quality of life perspective to all of our fellow citizens who depend on it everyday. Thanks for your support to a service as vital as the Sunshine Coach.” Dagg also thanked all the people who

entertained, the volunteers, and all others who have made the telethon possible, and continue to do so, for more than 25 years. This year’s entertainment featured house band Mixed Nuts, and many local performers. People were also invited to drop their spare change into the kilos of coins. There were also bids on auction items.

A pair of Ottawa Senator tickets was claimed by Murray and Darlene Cull. MyFM broadcast a portion of the telethon, while the entire six-hour event was aired by Cogeco TV. Well-known personalities Art Jamieson and CTV 2’s Sarah Freemark joined Valley Heritage Radio’s Dai Bassett to host the final hour.

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COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT TOWN OF RENFREW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING APPLICATION FOR MINOR VARIANCE IN THE MATTER OF Section 45 of the Planning Act, and IN THE MATTER OF an application by Barry Bilson and Monica McNulty, Plan 116 Part Lot 443, Part Lot 444, known municipally as 223 Patrick Avenue. The purpose and effect of the minor variance being sought may be briefly stated as follows: To request a variance to the Town of Renfrew Zoning By-law 46-2010, Section 5.2 (c) from the required Front Yard Depth of 6.0 metres to 3.4 metres to permit the construction of a roof over the front step and attach to the newly constructed carport. And further to recognize the front corner of the existing dwelling unit at 2.96 metres rather than the required Exterior Yard Width of 3 metres. Mercury photo by Peter Clark

From left, Heritage Valley Radio’s Dai Bassett, Renfrew’s Sarah Freemark of the CTV 2 morning team, and well-known emcee Art Jamieson announce the final total at the Reach for the Rainbow Sunshine Coach Telethon held in the Grant Gymnasium at Renfrew Collegiate Sunday evening. The $63,148 is the largest total since the telethon began more than 25 years ago.

TAKE NOTICE that this application will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment on Wednesday November 16th, at 6:00 P.M. in the Second Floor Boardroom, Town Hall, 127 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario. Any person may attend this public hearing in person to express your views about this application or you may be represented by counsel for that purpose. Signed, written submissions that relate to an application shall be accepted by the secretary-treasurer before or during the hearing of the application at the address below and shall be available to any interested person for inspection at the hearing. If you do not attend the hearing, it may proceed in your absence and, except as otherwise provided in the Planning Act, you will not be entitled to any further notice in the proceeding. Additional information about this application may be obtained from the Secretary/Treasurer between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. NOTICE OF DECISION a copy of the decision, together with a notice of the last day for appealing to the Ontario Municipal Board shall be sent, not later than 10 days from the making of the decision, to the applicant and to each person who appeared in person or by counsel at the hearing and who filed with the secretary-treasurer a written request for the notice of the decision. Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, c.P13, s.45 (10). A written request to be notified of the decision will entitle you to be advised of a possible Ontario Municipal Board Hearing. Even if you are the successful party, you should request a copy of the decision since the Committee of Adjustment Decision may be appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board by the applicant or another member of the Public. Dated at the Town of Renfrew this 24th day of October, 2011.

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FACING CRISES The County of Renfrew Emergency Services Department, in partnership with 15 local municipalities, conducted a large-scale emergency exercise Tuesday. Exercise Shake it Up! involved a natural disaster scenario with catastrophic consequences across the county. At the Renfrew fire hall, fire chief and emergency response team co-ordinator Guy Longtin, standing, and the response team listen on to an observation from Renfrew Mayor Bill Ringrose, bottom centre.

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Aikenhead’s Drug Store has two new services to offer to their customers. The drug store at 226 Raglan St. S. now has compounding, as well as travel service advice. Historically, pharmacists used to compound “from scratch”’ medications for people, drug store owner and pharmacist Sheila Kemp said. “After the industrial revolution, it became more cost effective to mass produce medications. This still works extremely well in some situations. However, the medications are a one-size fits all and do not suit many people. Aikenhead’s has specialized and are now able to offer personalized compounded medications,” Kemp pointed out. “For instance, many people are gluten or lactose sensitive and therefore cannot take the pre-made tablets or capsules. We can make the exact same medication here without the allergic additive and can also make sugar-free, casein-free or dye-free medication. We can use vegetable-based capsules instead of gelatin capsules if required.” Bio-identical hormones are a popular compounded product. Each women’s body is different and has a unique need. Bio-identical hormones are the exact chemical structure of what the body produces and can be custom-made to the exact dose that the woman requires, Kemp explained. “Topical pain creams work extremely well in managing pain in patients. Many people do not tolerate or want to take strong narcotic medication, particularly for fluctuating pain. “We compound creams that absorb directly through the skin to the painful area. They are very successful in treating neuropathic (nerve) pain caused by shingles or diabetes,” Kemp added, compounding is a great way for children to buy in to taking


IN THE MATTER OF Section 45 of the Planning Act, and IN THE MATTER OF an application by Joel Scobie, Plan 193 Lot 587, known municipally as 219 McAndrew Avenue. The purpose and effect of the minor variance being sought may be briefly stated as follows: To request a variance to the Town of Renfrew Zoning By-law 46-2010, Section 5.2 (c) from the required Front Yard Depth of 6.0 metres to 2.7 metres to permit the construction of an addition to the existing structure. And further to increase the Lot Coverage from 40% to 43%. TAKE NOTICE that this application will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment on Wednesday November 16th, at 6:00 P.M. in the Second Floor Boardroom, Town Hall, 127 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario. Any person may attend this public hearing in person to express your views about this application or you may be represented by counsel for that purpose. Signed, written submissions that relate to an application shall be accepted by the secretary-treasurer before or during the hearing of the application at the address below and shall be available to any interested person for inspection at the hearing. If you do not attend the hearing, it may proceed in your absence and, except as otherwise provided in the Planning Act, you will not be entitled to any further notice in the proceeding. Additional information about this application may be obtained from the Secretary/Treasurer between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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Nicole Blimkie will have your personally prescribed medicine ready for you in the lab. their medicine. “Children who refuse to take required medication are prime candidates for compounding. We can pleasantly flavour existing medication or possibly make it into a lollipop or effervescent drink.” People travelling abroad can stop in to see travel health pharmacist Karen Church before they leave. “Basically anyone who’s travelling can come see me and I’ll give them their vaccines, medication and travel advice related to the area,” said Church. “Before, you had to go to Ottawa to do this. “The nice thing about

our travel clinic, there are no wait times. “We have same-week appointments,” Church added. “Basically, we are just trying to make this service more available in the (Renfrew) area. “No referral is needed. People can come in at anytime.” The high cost of gasoline and the time saved to drive to Ottawa also makes this program a great convenience, lab technician Nicole Blimkie added. For more information. Aikenhead’s Drug Store can be contacted at 613-4328866.

NOTICE OF DECISION a copy of the decision, together with a notice of the last day for appealing to the Ontario Municipal Board shall be sent, not later than 10 days from the making of the decision, to the applicant and to each person who appeared in person or by counsel at the hearing and who filed with the secretary-treasurer a written request for the notice of the decision. Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, c.P13, s.45 (10). A written request to be notified of the decision will entitle you to be advised of a possible Ontario Municipal Board Hearing. Even if you are the successful party, you should request a copy of the decision since the Committee of Adjustment Decision may be appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board by the applicant or another member of the Public.


Dated at the Town of Renfrew this 24th day of October, 2011. Julie Stewart, MCIP, RPP Secretary/Treasurer, Committee of Adjustment Town of Renfrew Municipal Office 127 Raglan Street South Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P8 Voice: (613) 432-8166 Fax: (613) 432-8265 Email:

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Travel health pharmacist Karen Church, far left, of Aikenhead’s introduces Sandra McGregor to the drug store’s travel advice medication service now available. McGregor will be going to Africa to visit daughter Sarah in the spring.


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COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT TOWN OF RENFREW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICATION FOR CONSENT IN THE MATTER OF Section 53 of the Planning Act, 1990, and; IN THE MATTER OF an application by Bernice Jamieson, with respect to Plan 35, Part Block P, Town of Renfrew, known municipally as 350 Lynn Street. The purpose and effect of the consent being sought may be briefly stated as:

Rog and Simmi Maini will be owners of the new Irving gas station, which replaces the Econo gas bar. They are joined on the Stewart Street construction site by their sons Krish, 5, and Karanveer, 4.

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You lose one, you win one. That’s the case for Rog and Simmi Maini, who no longer own Renfrew’s Econo Gas Bar. In fact, no one does, as the Renfrew couple will be opening a new Irving gas station on the same site next month. Construction started when the old Econo gas bar store was torn down last week at 357 Stewart Street, next to Tim Hortons. Reconstruction continues as part of a plan to upgrade facilities. A new 50,000-litre gas tank has been installed. Other construction will include a new leak-detection system, a two-island gas bar and a convenience store. New environmental regulations are behind the business move. A new leak-detection system was going to be far too expensive to incur without financial assistance. But Irving is providing a helping hand in that regard, explained Maini. He said the new two-island gas bar will feature two full- and two self-service pumps because many residents still prefer the full service. Also, the convenience store will feature more edible products and beverages than before. Renfrew development and works direc-

tor Mike Asselin said at Monday night’s council meeting that minor changes have been made to the site plan, and that the business should be up and running by later this month. For that to happen, the service deposit of $41,500 will have to be paid. The plan’s original cost of $50,700 was lowered after changes were made to servicing and grading activities. These include asphalt work, storm sewers, fencing and landscaping. Council approved the site plan Monday night. Minor amendments to the zoning bylaw included a reduction of the setback, between Stewart Street and the gas bars, from 6.0 to 5.18 metres, and the building of a fence, and perhaps vegetation, to separate the lot from the church property on the adjoining lot. At council Monday, Maini said the new facility will also feature a canopy that runs about 55 feet, and 30 feet wide, from the gas pumps to the convenience store. The former building of about 1,300 square feet included a car wash. The new 1,000-square foot store will not have a car wash. Coun. Jim Miller, who chairs the planning advisory committee, said the changes to the site are “going to make that property a lot better and a lot more serviceable. I think it’s going to be a real boom and benefit to the community.”

To create a new lot with 18.29 metres of frontage on Lynne Street and 37.8 metres of depth, for a total area of 691 square metres. The lot to be severed contains a one storey dwelling. The lot to be retained contains a two storey dwelling with frontage on Hall Avenue East. TAKE NOTICE that this application will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:00 the second floor boardroom, Town Hall, 127 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario. You are entitled to attend this public hearing in person to express your views about this application or you may be represented by counsel for that purpose. If you wish to make written comments, they may be forwarded to the Secretary/Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment at the address shown below. Additional information may be obtained from the Secretary/Treasurer between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. If a person or public body that files an appeal of a decision of the Committee of Adjustment of the Town of Renfrew in respect of the proposed consent does not make written submissions to the Committee of Adjustment of the Town of Renfrew before it gives or refuses to give a provisional consent, the Ontario Municipal Board may dismiss the appeal. If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Committee of Adjustment of the Town of Renfrew in respect of the proposed consent, you must make a written request to the Secretary/Treasurer at the address indicated below. Dated at the Town of Renfrew this 24th day of October, 2011. Julie Stewart, MCIP, RPP Secretary Treasurer/ Town Planner Town of Renfrew Municipal Office 127 Raglan Street South Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P8 Tel: (613) 432-8166 Fax: (613) 432-8265 Email: R0011159061





The annual Bridges to Better Business conference, hosted by Enterprise Renfrew County, in conjunction with the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce, was home to more than 100 members of Ottawa Valley businesses last Friday. One of the highlights of the conference, which has been run nine of the last 10 years, was keynote speaker Ian Portsmouth. The presentation by the editor and associate publisher of PROFIT Magazine, Secrets of Success of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies, emanates

Keynote speaker Ian Portsmouth of PROFIT Magazine addresses the crowd during the Bridges to Better Business conference at the Renfrew Armouries last Friday.

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from lessons learned during his 16 years at the magazine and coverage of Canada’s 200 fastestgrowing companies. The companies in PROFIT’s most recent ranking sported an average revenue growth over the past five years of 1,464 per cent, or nearly a 15-fold growth rate. The median in profit and employee numbers was $8 million and 50 employees. While critics said many of those companies couldn’t be profitable, Portsmouth said 82 per cent of them, each with annual revenue of at least $2 million, were. Many of those companies, stressed Portsmouth, are not high-tech, either. In fact, two of the fastest growing firms were the manufacturers of toboggans and green frog boxes. One of the top-10 companies was a day care provider that clearly thought outside the box. Portsmouth, who said PROFIT Magazine is the best-read business magazine by owners and senior management of Canadian small- and midsize business, said his talk wasn’t intended to be motivational, but “to give tactics and strategies that you can apply tomorrow, next week, next year, in your business.” The varied kinds of successful top-200 companies profiled by PROFIT Magazine, said Portsmouth, suggests that no matter what business you’re in, you can build a fast-growing enterprise. However, he suggested four main principles are usually at play. The company leaders, he said, are often determined and resilient; have a willingness to innovate; exhibit a passion for growth; and have an ability to execute timely business strategies. The ability to execute those strategies became the speaker’s jumping-off point to discuss seven secrets of business success, and the foundation of his presentation. Secret No. 1 was Steal the Best Ideas. The poster child for stealing ideas, said Portsmouth, was co-founder Clive Beddoe of West Jet, who readily admitted he took the business plan of profitable Southwest Airlines in the U.S. and brought it to Canada. His ideas included competing against the automobile (by taking travellers to destinations they couldn’t get to before by air), flying into secondary airports, and employee ownership. Another example is Spin Master Ltd., which aggressively researches foreign markets before selling the same or similar products in Canada. Its annual revenue is $400 million. Stolen ideas also come from reading. Portsmouth called it “risky not to have read” the most popular book read by CEOs and other leaders of PROFIT’s top-200 companies, Good to Great, by Jim Collins.

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Stephen Schuler (centre) of Nature’s Outlook Landscaping & Carpentry accepts the 2011 entrepreneur award at the Bridges to Better Business Conference. Making the presentation are host Colleen Sadler of Enterprise Renfrew County and keynote speaker Ian Portsmouth.

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Stephen Schuler received the entrepreneur award at the Bridges to Better Business conference Friday. Schuler, who grew up in Renfrew, studied at the Niagara Parks Commission’s School of Horticulture before starting his own business in 2002. The son of Henry and Betty Beimers of Ottawa, he owns and operates Nature’s Outlook Landscaping & Carpen-

Secrets Continued from Page 27 Portsmouth’s next two secrets were Be Lucky and Be Like Advil. Company owners can be so-called lucky, he said, because they do things like listen to hunches and expect good fortune. Successful companies have to be the best pain reliever in their market, by differentiating themselves, said Portsmouth. That’s exactly what he says Kids & Company did, by offering such day care services as 24-hour-service for parents (who were shift workers) and emergency back-up day care. The remainder of his seven secrets were Seek Trusted Advisors; Find and

try out of Foresters Falls. Begun as a one-man operation, the company now has nine staff members and offers two main services — hard landscaping and carpentry construction. Schuler, 31, called the award “unexpected. It’s nice to be acknowledged for the accomplishments I’ve had and the company has had. It comes at a nice time, 10 years in.” Inscriptions on the plaque presented by host Colleen Sadler of Enterprise

Renfrew County and keynote speaker Ian Portsmouth referred to how Schuler’s passion has taken the company to a new level, and wished him continued success. Company staff includes his dad, who is the landscaping foreman, and brother Phil, who runs the carpentry division. Stephen and wife Laura, who is also a graduate of the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture, have two children, daughters Rory, 4, and Leia, 2.

Keep the Best; Export Like Crazy; and Beg, Borrow or Steal. From all these secrets, Portsmouth jumped to some of the best advice company owners can use. His top-10 list included: tell employees about your strategy over and over again (and get them to own part of the outcome); see yourself as a servant (find great people and find ways for them to succeed); never stop recruiting; surround yourself with smarter people; do what you’re good at (don’t spend a lot of time working on your weaknesses, let others fill in the gaps); measure what matters; stay focused; and don’t stop until you succeed. The conference also featured presentations by Rob Campbell of TIPS unLTD (Renfrew) and John Wilson of Money Concepts (Renfrew), and a

panel discussion featuring David Watson of Arnprior Fire Trucks Corporation, Jon Pole of myFM Radio, Jennifer Brearley of Castlegarth and Kylah Dobson of Rainbow Heritage Garden. The panel, which was facilitated by Portsmouth, was well received. “It allows business owners to see how local businesses are run, and what their challenges are and what lessons they’ve learned. It’s peer-to-peer learning,” said host Colleen Sadler of Enterprise Renfrew County. Overall, she said the conference is helpful. “It gives them motivation and inspiration,” commented Sadler. “As a former business owner, I know I needed that every once in a while, to inspire my ongoing business activities.”

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Party to celebrate Heritage Radio a blast

The beat goes on at the Neat Coffee Shop in Burnstown Sunday, Oct. 30 as Emilie-Claire Barlow brings music from her same-named CD to local music fans. The Beat Goes On was nominated for a 2011 Juno for vocal jazz album of the year. She also earned an Indie Award nomination for jazz artist of the year. According to Barlow’s official website, The Beat Goes On is the eighth album in a recording career that spans 12 years and is a record of which she is justifiably proud. “I started looking at the songs of the ‘60s and they really struck me,” she says on her site. “This is not an attempt to sum up the ‘60s or call these the best songs of the decade. These are songs that hit me, sparking ideas of how to re-create them in my own way.” She describes the compilation as good cross-section of puzzle pieces from the musical decade with Motown (Yester-me, Yester-you, Yester-day), country (He Thinks I Still Care), singer/songwriters like Carole King, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Bob Dylan, bossa nova and psychedelia (Sunshine Superman). “The potent combination of well-honed vocal and musical chops and a charming stage presence has earned EmilieClaire Barlow a sizeable and loyal following worldwide,” the website says.

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Darrell Mooney, above, was one of the many musicians to perform at the Heritage Radio appreciation party. At right, Roddy McCann and Ilene Cruise add to the celebration. Photos courtesy Brian Landry


Although the party didn’t officially start til 2 p.m., the entertainers were at the door of the Eganville Legion at noon, ready to set up and start the party. By 1:15 p.m., they just couldn’t wait any longer and the first tune came over the speakers. The afternoon was all about the executive and volunteers of Valley Heritage Radio, showing their appreciation to the doners who contributed $100 each to the station’s annual spring fundraising drive. Not only was it a chance to listen to more than 30 musicians, it was an opportunity for the audience to connect a name to a face as radio staff, executive, announcers, and volunteers were introduced by station manager

Bill Parker. The afternoon also gave the audience the opportunity to speak to any of the announcers who ran some of their favourite programs. Comments were very positive from the audience on the variety of music by local musicians. The musicians were happy to volunteer their talents for the afternoon, as many of them have recorded CDs that are promoted by the station. A great big round of appreciation was announced to all the musicians, volunteers, and the Legion staff for an enjoyable afternoon. It was a good day to help promote Heritage Radio, and show what a huge role the station plays in our communities within range of the station.

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A CRAFTY DAY IN CALABOGIE The Calabogie Community Hall was the site of the seventh annual Calabogie Christmas Craft Show over five hours last Saturday morning and afternoon. The day featured handcrafted items, woodworking, glass and more, plus a tea-room luncheon and Christmas food drive for the Calabogie Food Bank. There was also a fundraising bake sale run by St. Joseph’s School for a school trip. From left, in front are St. Joseph’s School students Cody Mackin, Travis Wilson, Justin Law and Abby Emon; and in back, moms Tracey Wilson and Robin Emon.


The third parent-to-parent sale in Renfrew was held Saturday morning over a three-hour period at the AFAC Wing, and things moved fast. It didn’t take long for the hall to fill up. The event featured door prizes, raffles, a children’s play area, white elephant table, large item area and great deals to be found on new and gently-used baby and children’s items. Admission cost was only a loonie. Above, a couple of young babies get a first look at the highchairs that may soon be theirs.

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A male ruffed grouse claims his winter territory We received this e-’mail from Robert and Annie May Yereck via their son Jason at Otter Lake. Hi Ila and Jim: I am sending you an email with regards to a question from my mom and dad. Being country people, they know animal patterns and traits real well, especially concerning local wildlife, but this year a ruffed grouse is displaying in October. Usually the “drumming” is a clear sign of spring, but they are thumping away and it is the 16th of October. We would welcome a reply: Jason will





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Continued from Page 32 The increases have not had good results, because the large numbers of nesting pairs on the tundra has devastated the natural plants the birds feed on and use as nesting materials. Starvation and clutch size reduction has been the outcome. Please let us know if you see any all white geese with black wing tips. GOLDEN EAGLES We received a phone call from Jim and Ruby Vieland and they had seen two golden eagles near Cobden Lake. Dennis Nieman was able to provide some very good viewing with the aid of his spotting scope. The eagles are excellent scavengers of migrating water fowl that have been shot and not retrieved or encountered another mishap. Some of the ducks are slow to get airborne, especially fish ducks and greater and lesser scaup, and are therefore good targets for the eagles. Now, if only the hunters do not mistake the very rare eagles for ducks!

REGULARS Hi there Jim and Ila: We have our fair share of birds around for this time of the year. Rose-breasted nuthatches have returned to join the white breasted ones that are already here. We have juncos, yellowshafted flickers, robins, starlings, chickadees, hairy and downy woodpeckers, and mourning doves every day. In the field across from the Rona Building Centre there are two hawks. At first I had some difficulty deciding what they were but I believe they are northern harriers; they have a large white rump patch at the base of the tail. Mary and Dwaine Steele Each winter we all have a number of “regulars” that come to our feeders every day for seed and suet. Mary has mentioned some of regulars that come to their feeders. It is unlikely that the yellow-shafted flicker or the robins will remain for the winter. We have had both species on our Christmas Bird Count, but they are definitely not regulars. Each feeder will have a different group of regulars. They may include blackcapped chickadees, blue jays,


mourning doves, hairy and downy woodpeckers, whiteand red-breasted nuthatches, dark-eyed juncos and tree sparrows. Let us know if you have other species. We would agree that the two hawks are northern harriers. They are the only hawks in our area that have a white rump patch at the base of the tail. Rough-legged hawks have a white band on the tail.

Peighton Lavallee recently found this double cucumber in her grandmother Marlene Lavallee’s garden at Brian Friske’s. She also has a few white zucchini, a popular treat for eating and decorating.

TRUE TO THE SITE Those that had nesting pairs of bluebirds this summer may have noticed family groups returning to the nest boxes and going in and out with nesting materials. Such behaviour does not mean a new nesting season but an opportunity for all to imprint on the nest site. The birds are faithful to the site but not to each other. They may winter many miles apart, but when spring arrives they will return to the nest site and mate with whatever bird is present.

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Now that’s cool – singing and dancing to support digital mammography Really Cool Initiatives are really cool friends of Renfrew Victoria Hospital. They are a talented group of musical theatre lovers who support important causes right here in their own backyard. Their most recent original production Do You Believe In Magic? raised $6,250 for the RVH Foundation’s Digital Mammography Fund. The generous donation was generated by ticket sales from their successful Aug. 21 to 24 shows held at St. Joseph’s High School, which featured Renfrew and area singers and dancers. Really Cool Initiatives was established 12 years ago by Norm and Kathy Dagg. Kathy helps with the writing and then produces and directs the production every two years. She says it is very much a family affair with her sisters and brothers helping out. This summer her daughter, Jennifer St. Michael, who returned to Renfrew and is a physiotherapist at RVH, joined the team, singing in the show and co-directing with her. And the decision to direct ticket proceeds to the Digital Mammography Fund was an easy one, says Dagg. “Our musical director, Elizabeth Brumm, is a breast cancer survivor.” Many of the ladies behind the scenes are part of the Ontario Breast Screening Program and come to RVH for regular screening. “We know that early detection is key, and it is always great when we can support a specific cause that directly supports our community and will go a long way in improving health care,” Dagg comments. What started with a small group of 15 members has grown to 40. Their ages range from six years old to 70-something and everyone has a wide range of backgrounds and interests, but all share a common passion for theatre arts.

Each production is a showcase of the talent with a touch of local flair and humour. “There is always something for everyone,” says Dagg of the musical selections. Everything ranging from When You Wish Upon A Star to Don’t Stop Believing were a part of the last show. Along with the cheque presented to RVH, Really Cool Initiatives also presented $500 to the Renfrew food bank. “We really want to send a heartfelt thanks to our many supporters, sponsors and all of our friends who donated items for the show,” mentions Dagg. “Everyone is very, very generous and we couldn’t do what we do without them.” “I know firsthand how hard the Daggs, all of the performers, musicians, costume designers, stage help, ticket sellers and so many others work on this event. On behalf of RVH, I would like to express my appreciation,” says hospital CEO Randy Penney. The opportunity to listen to this talent in our own community is a reward enough, said Penney. For our hospital, and specifically our digital mammography program to be the charity of choice for this group, is truly extra special, he added. Digital mammography is slated to arrive at RVH in early 2012. As there is no funding from the Ministry of Health for capital equipment, the hospital is required to raise $700,000 to acquire the new state-of-the-art breast screening tool. “Groups like Really Cool are amazing champions for us, as well as the people in our community who support them,” says Barb Desilets, RVH’s foundation director. She noted that several 50/50 draw winners donated the proceeds back to the cause. “What they have done makes a huge difference in our efforts.”

RVH mammographers Meredith Brabant and Debbie Tiernay, and Lori Bulmer and Jennifer St. Michael of Really Cool Initiatives, are on hand for a cheque presentation by Kathy Dagg (far right), also of Really Cool Initiatives, to the Digital Mammography Fund.

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Please find me a home Each week we feature animals from the Arnprior and District Humane Society that are up for adoption.

# 4150 Gabe Gabe was brought to the shelter to find a new home. He is a one-year-old neutered male who is just a big kitten at heart. He enjoys playing, and exploring, he gets along well with other cats. Gabe is affectionate and outgoing and he likes attention. He is a wonderful cat who will make a great companion for his new home.

# 4121 Austin Austin is one of many great cats at the shelter looking for new homes. He was brought in as a stray and never claimed. Austin is a two-year-old, neutered male. He is a wonderful cat with lots of personality and he is affectionate and very friendly. Austin is a curious cat who likes to explore and will follow you around for attention. He is easygoing and gets along great with other cats and he would be good with children. This very handsome orange tabby will make a wonderful addition to his new home.

Supplies the shelter needs: window cleaner, dry kitten food, canned kitten food and large woolen blankets. You can call the Arnprior and District Humane Society at 613-623-0916 between noon and 5 p.m Monday to Saturday or visit

Van Gogh artist, hero? DIANA WAKELY Renfrew Art Guild

Every day we are told of another sports, political or theatre icon that has gone off the rails and fallen to disgrace – very often people who have been mentors or heroes to the young. It is very discouraging for most, because who do you look up to? Well, this week there was a bombshell in the art world. Van Gogh. You know who I’m speaking of ? That crazy artist who, in a fit of despair, supposedly cut off his ear. Well, two authors, Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, have written a 900-page account of Van Gogh’s life. They have come up with a startling new scenario of his death. This artist who struggled with many demons throughout his life is now a semi-hero? Naifeh and Smith question the fact that when Van Gogh supposedly shot himself (in the chest) he staggered more than a mile back across the fields to the inn. He died 30 hours later. When asked if he tried to commit suicide, he replied vaguely, “Yes, I believe so.” This is a man who, in many letters, called suicide a cowardly act. They believe that the shot was fired by a couple of teenagers. They were known for baiting Van Gogh with drinks and treating him badly. Well, this is where the twist occurs. Naifeh and Smith conclude that Van Gogh, who felt his life was not worth much, was protecting these young men. They say he knew it was an accident and the lives of these teenagers would be ruined. Both men went on to successful careers. So here we are with the story of a self-absorbed artist who is now a hero. I don’t know about you, but this is far more interesting than the smile on the Mona Lisa. Exercise in Art History: The members of RAG are experimenting in an art history project for the meeting on Nov. 1. We are asking people to bring their rendition of the work of Georgia O’Keefe. An American artist born in 1887 and who died in 1986, she was recognised as one of the leading artists of the 20th century. Her paintings are bright, colourful and very stylized. It will be interesting to see what our group comes up with. Come and join us Nov. 1 at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, 291 Plaunt St., Renfrew at 7 p.m. Please use the Quarry Street entrance. Everyone is welcome, whether you are an artist, a budding artist or a person who appreciates art. For more information, please call Diana at 613-433-3635.

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1935: Supertest Petroleum to open new garage and service station OCTOBER 28, 1910

OLGA LEWIS FROM THE OLD FILES anything last Friday around the Renfrew Collegiate Institute. The reason for the many strange sights was the annual initiation of the Grade 9 students of the school. The boys could be

and senior football games were played, with the local Raiders hosting the Arnprior Redmen. NEW FIRE HALL AT CALABOGIE: Construction of a new fire hall for Calabogie was approved by the Bagot and Blythfield municipal council Oct. 13. Gerry Lewis, clerk treasurer for the combined township, hopes the steel construction will be finished by Oct. 31. At present, the

community is keeping firefighting equipment in a garage in Calabogie. Mr. Lewis also hopes a volunteer fire chief and firemen will be secured once the fire hall is finished. Council also ordered a new grader with V-plow and wing for a tendered price of $25,883. Plans call for the grader to be kept in the new fire hall. For help with research, contact

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ACCEPTS POSITION IN REGINA: Provincial superintendent for the Continental Life Assurance Co. in Saskatchewan., a position carrying with it an alluring salary, was a few days ago offered to Mr. Robert G. Wilson of Renfrew, who has announced his acceptance of it. This means that Mr. Wilson is to leave Renfrew to reside in Regina, a circumstance which will cause regret among his wide circle of friends here and hereabouts, although it will be pleased to learn of his rapid promotion in the service of the company. In a week or two Mr. Wilson will entrain for the West, going out in a section of Canada with which he is already fairly well acquainted. APPOINTMENT OF MR. LEACH: Mr. W.J. Gillan, proprieter of Dominion Springs, Pakenham, was in Renfrew on Wednesday and while here appointed Mr. A.E. Leach as local agent for the water from the springs. The curative qualities of that water are well known to many people in Renfrew and vicinity, as every season patients go from this vicinity to the sanatorium seeking relief from different maladies and nearly always with gratifying results. There has all along been coming a good deal of the water to town, but that the service might be regular and uninterrupted Mr. Gillan deemed it well to appoint a Renfrew agent.

seen wearing girls apparel while many of the girls were wearing diapers, as were some of the boys. Those unfortunate enough to have been bought the night previous at the slave auction came in for a little more than the usual treatment. In the afternoon the initiation garb was thrown aside after the mammoth parade from the school through town to the fairgrounds, where junior

CPR MEMORY As 2011 draws to a close, The Renfrew Mercury shares this photo from the Hanford Collection of the CPR Bridge in Renfrew. The photograph was taken 100 years ago.

OCTOBER 31, 1935 NEW GARAGE BY SUPERTEST PETROLEUM: The Supertest Petroleum Corporation have had, since last Council meeting, no further communication with the Town of Renfrew except to enquire, through a solicitor, whether there are any taxes unpaid, as that corporation proposes to erect a garage and service station. The tax situation is alright, because the lot at the corner of Raglan and Patrick streets, owned by a church, had no taxes to pay. LOCALS: Mrs. W.G. Wilkinson and Mrs. C. Lamb left Wednesday morning for their home in Saskatchewan after a month’s visit with their mother, Mrs. Gillespie of Glasgow Station and other friends in the East. – Mr. Sydney Pottinger of Renfrew now has captains rank in the Canadian Militia. He was promoted from a Lieutenant after writing up on the necessary examination. – Mr. Harry Kennelly of Mount St. Patrick has returned home from Renfrew, where he has spent the last two weeks suffering from blood poisoning. All were very glad to see him back and hope he continues to improve.


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REVERA’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY What started as a single retirement residence in Winnipeg in 1961 has expanded into a company with nearly 35,000 employees. Revera expanded earlier this year by purchasing Comcare, a longtime provider of home support work and nursing services for clients in Renfrew County and across Ontario. Members of the former Comcare office celebrated Revera’s 50th-anniversary last week. Dawn Risebrough visited the Renfrew office at 390 Raglan Street S., in her capacity as executive director for the east region. From left, are Risebrough, visiting RPN Tina Brash, and Renfrew office staff members Andrea Leclaire, Carolyn Kean, Laurie Thompson and Donna McParland. Revera services about 150 clients across the county. Many referrals come from hospitals, but the public is welcomed to call the office, at 613-433-9408, to book respite care or other home support services.

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It’s all about the kids: Standing in a sea of students are partners in the Healthy School Nutrition Environment campaign. The adults in centre are, from left, Renfrew County Catholic District School Board director of education Michele Arbour, Renfrew County and District Health Unit dietitian Carolyn Froats-Emon, KidActive executive director Shawna Babcock, Champlain Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Network manager of health promotion Laurie Dojeiji, Our Lady of Fatima principal Jeannie Armstrong, Renfrew County Food for Learning supervisor Natalie Martin, and Renfrew County Health Unit health promoter Brian Brohart. Mercury photos by Lucy Hass

Healthy nutrition campaign launched at Fatima school LUCY HASS

Healthy eating was the focus as the Healthy School Nutrition Environment campaign was launched at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Renfrew and St. James Catholic School in Eganville. The program is a collaboration of the Renfrew County District School Board and Renfrew County Catholic District School Board. Renfrew County and District Health Unit dietitian Carolyn Froats-Emon opened the afternoon program designed to acknowledge the importance of healthy eating for growing children and begin the process of creating healthy school nutrition environments. Froats-Emon said well-nourished children are more likely to get the energy and essential nutrients they need to grow, be active and stay healthy. “Healthy children are more ready to learn and more likely to succeed at school,” Emon-Froats said. “Well-nourished children have higher test scores, less lateness and absenteeism, and better behaviour.” Nutrition surveys show most children are not getting enough milk products, vegetables and fruit. Young people are also skipping breakfast, especially as they get older, she said. With students spending about half their waking hours at school, its influence is second only to that of parents and the home environment. A healthy school nutrition environment addresses all foods and beverages, both offered and sold to children and youth. Froats-Emon said Ontario’s new school food and beverage policy, announced in January 2010, has highlighted the importance of nutrition in schools. She was joined by health promoter Brian Brohart who reinforced the cam-

Our Lady of Fatima School principal Jeannie Armstrong, at right, congratulates her ‘champions’ of nutrition at the school, educational assistants, from left, Tricia McIntyre, Kristin Leach and Sharon Megrath. Missing is Susan O’Neill. paign’s message. He said health unit staff will be working with elementary schools in the coming year to promote healthy school nutrition environments. “School community members will be encouraged and supported to take action on creating a culture that values and supports healthy eating,” he said. He noted the three messages of the Healthy School Nutrition Environment campaign are: 1. Healthy eating benefits students, staff, families and communities. 2. Words plus action equal a healthy school. 3. Using the whole-school approach is more likely to influence the health-related knowledge, attitudes and skills of students.

He said the hope is to “make the healthy choice the easy choice.” BOARD BACKS INITIATIVE Renfrew County Catholic District School Board director of education Michele Arbour also attended the kickoff. “Our board vision calls us to nurture the giftedness, self-worth and potential of each individual in our Catholic community. To us, this means helping all our children grow into healthy adults; physically, emotionally, academically, and spiritually,” said Arbour. “One key component of physical health is nutrition. We know that healthy eating plays an integral part in learning. “We see ample evidence that good nutrition positively impacts the children in

our care. “Our Lady of Fatima is committed to modelling and positively influencing choices that our school community makes on a daily basis. As much as possible, we want to model, encourage and support a culture of healthy eating for life,” she said. Arbour said that since the government released the school food and beverage policy, the Catholic board has “continued to work diligently to make our schools healthy places for learning and development.” Other guests and presenters were Champlain Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Network manager of health promotion Laurie Dojeiji, KidActive executive director Shawna Babcock, and Renfrew County Food for Learning supervisor Natalie Martin. Babcock said “partners make something stronger” and recalled how, three years ago, workshops were held at the Renfrew school. “It’s really critical for all to have healthy communities,” she said. Martin meanwhile noted that, during the 2010-22 school year, Food for Learning (FFL) supported 60 programs in Renfrew County, served over 8,500 students and 489,000 meals. FFL exists to ensure all children in Renfrew County, regardless of socio-eocnomic status, have access to healthy, nutritious food through healthy breakfast, snack and lunch programs. LOCAL SUCCESS STORY Our Lady of Fatima principal Jeannie Armstrong shared her school’s success story, and praised the teacher assistants who help to deliver the local program. The text of Armstrong’s address on the school’s nutrition program is outlined in a letter to the editor on Page 8 of this edition.

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Music JUNO-nominated Canadian country recording artist John Landry will perform in Hardwood Lake on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Mapleton House with his awardwinning band South

Mountain. The event is a fundraiser for the Denbigh Community Food Bank. Landry took a short break from music to fulfill a lifelong dream and joined the Canadi-

an Air Force. Captain John Landry is currently stationed in Gander, Nfld. and is part of The Outcasts 103 Search & Rescue Squadron flying the CH-149 Cormorant he-

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Community Calendar

• Blood donor clinic at the Best Western Renfrew Inn and Conference Centre from 2 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by Mackay Manor Inc. Call 1-888-2DONATE to make an appointment. • Free Presentation, 7 p.m. at Renfrew Public Library: The Great River Project. Ottawa Riverkeeper Meredith Brown will fascinate you with her reflections on the Great River Project, a 900 km canoe excursion of the Ottawa River this past summer. For more info visit • Renfrew Silver Seniors noon luncheon at the Renfrew Legion. Come join us. Membership $5.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 • Fall supper at Glasgow United Church, 4 to 7 p.m. Adults and teens $12, children 6 to 12, $6. Children under five, free.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 • Fall church supper, Grace United Church, Admaston, 4 to 7 p.m. Roast beef, mashed potatoes and home-made pie. Adults $12, ages 7 to 12, 6$; and ages six and under free. Grace United Church is located at the intersection of Foy and Culhane roads. • Benefit dance for the McLeod Family: Don, Carol and Amanda of Hyndford (in the loss of their son and brother, Adam), 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at AFAC Wing. Admission by donation. 50-50 and other draws. All donations of any kind welcome. For information, call Jane at 613-432-8956. (Proceeds to help with funeral expenses). • New to You Sale: Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, Renfrew from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Quarry street entrance. • Horton Recreation third annual harvest supper from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Horton Community Centre. Only local produce and Ontario beef served. Free-will donation at the door. • Harvest Hymn Sing at 2 p.m. at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, Renfrew. Guest performers will be David Galbraith with accompanist Debbie Stuber-Bernard. Also features Dai Bassett, and Renfrew County Idol and Canada Can Sing contestant Jeanika Benoit. Refreshments will be served. • Lochwinnoch Presbyterian Church is having a music night at 7 p.m. This music night will be like a kitchen party with local talent and a lunch served for fellowship after. Everyone welcome to come listen and sing along.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED • Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support is in need of volunteer drivers to take seniors and adults with disabilities to medical appointments out-of-town. Volunteers are provided with orientation and training for the position and are reimbursed for their mileage. If interested, please call 613-432-7691.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 • Hey kids, we have good news for you. Power Hour (formerly After Shock) is starting up Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Calvary Pentecostal Church. It’s a new name with

• Enterprise Renfrew County seminars: Growing Your Business Using Social Media. Nov. 2 in Pembroke and Nov. 3 in Barry’s Bay. 613-735-8224.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 • The Renfrew Freemasons are putting on a lunch at noon at the Rocky Mountain House Restaurant. Gentlemen interested in learning about freemasonry are invited to join us. Wives and girlfriends are welcome. For more, contact Barry Sansom at 613-433-9038. • Bromley Veterans Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Michael’s School Cenotaph in Douglas. Everyone welcome. • 433 Wing will be hosting their next TGIF. A lasagna dinner will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. Cost for the meal is $10. Please purchase advanced tickets, which are available in the Wing office or in the lounge. Entertainment by Landry & Madill. Everyone welcome. For more information on the event, please call 613432-4485. • Bake sale at Scott’s Hardware from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come along and buy some delicious goodies, knitted items and preserves, etc. Sponsored by the Salvation Army Women’s Ministries Group. Proceeds go to local programming.

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

TUESDAYS • Tickles and Giggles is a new baby program and early literacy initiative of the Renfrew Public Library. Bring your little one, birth to 18 months, for a program of tickling rhymes, songs and stories. Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Start date will be determined by the number of registrations. Call 613-432-8151. • Renfrew Seniors Club 51 meets Tuesdays at the Renfrew Recreation Centre at 7 p.m. Anyone 50 or older is welcome to join. Membership $5 per year. Come and have

some fun. Call Shirley 613-401-5329. • Champlain Seniors (55+) euchre and floor shuffleboard, every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Wing. Potluck on the first Tuesday of the month. New players always welcome. Membership $5/year. Call 613432-2560.

Christmas Craft sale at the Wing • Check out the Christmas Craft Sale Nov. 18 and 19 at the AFAC Wing. One-stop shopping for everyone on your shopping list. Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 110 tables. Free admission. Canteen open. Prime rib dinner being offered Friday between 5:30 and 7 p.m. For more information please call 613-432-4485.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 • Tourtieres and chili saunce for sale. Order by Nov. 18 at 613-432-2448 or 613-4324851 ext. 291 Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tourtieres $12, chili sauce $5. Sponsored by Renfrew Victoria Hospital Auxiliary.


282 Raglan Street South Downtown Renfrew


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 • Renfrew’s Christmas in November Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Renfrew Recreation Centre. Something for everyone: health, wellness, crafters – free admission, demos, draws. Donations of non-perishable food and/or toiletries accepted for Renfrew and District Food Bank. • Calabogie St. Andrew’s United Church roast beef supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Adults $12; children 6 to 12, $6; and five and under, free. Takeout available. • Bluewave Energy & Gourley’s Variety annual BBQ/bake sale at 1564 Hwy 132, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bacon on a bun, sausages, hamburgers, desserts and much more. Proceeds towards Renfrew Victoria Hospital’s Call to Action campaign in support of women’s health services, particularly the digital mammography program. Hope to see you there.



PRICES IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 TO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 226 Raglan Street South, Renfrew (613) 432-8866




$40 per person for tables of six or eight. Doors open at 5 p.m. to decorate your table. Dinner by Margi’s at 7 p.m., music at 8:30 p.m. Emcee Mark Papousek. Tickets at Stone Meadows in Renfrew, Mulvihill Drug Mart in Pembroke, or contact JoAnne Dowdall Brown at or 613-432-8080. • St. Andrew’s United Church in Matawatchan’s annual hunters supper, 5 to 7 p.m. Roast hip of beef, gravy, horse radish, baked beans, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, rolls, homemade pies, tea and coffee. Cost will be $12 for adults, 12 and under $6, five and under, free.



new a theme, new leaders, new format and it’s coming with lots of good things. Spread the word and invite your friends, Grades 2 to 7. For more information, contact Laura 613-433-7338, or Angie 613432-8142.


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• The CWL of Our Lady of Fatima Church is holding their annual spaghetti supper on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the church hall. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Cost for adults $8, children under 12, $5. • The November Valley Singles Lunch will be held at Jim’s Restaurant in Arnprior at 12:30 p.m. For info call Fay at 613-2568117 or Johanna at 613-432-7622.



VALLEY CRAFT SALE • At the Renfrew Armouries, Friday, Nov. 4, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food available and admission is free, proceeds to Sunshine Coach.


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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 • Hoot for Hospice Ladies Night Out: Renfrew Armouries, a tribute to the music of Elton John, the Yellow Brick Road Band.



Renfrew County


as a CSZ if, in the council’s opinion, public safety is of concern on that section of road.

In CSZs, speeding fines are customarily doubled. Effectiveness of the Community Safety

Zone will be monitored for a year. McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell thanked the op-

erations committee and public works director David Darch and staff for pushing forward

with the pilot project. “We will be able to measure the effectiveness,” said

Campbell.“And I hope we will continue to look for traffic-calming solutions through our

heritage hamlets.” Some of the old homes along River Road were built in the 1830s.


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R e n f r e w County council has approved a pilot project of traffic-calming measures for the hamlet of Sand Point. The pilot project follows several measures already adopted over the past three years, like reducing the speed limit in the village, located three kilometers north of Braeside, from 60 to 50 kilometres per hour and extra signs to warn motorists of pedestrians. Now steps have been approved by county council. The approval Sept. 28 comes on the heels of studies showing about threequarters of motorists travel more than 20kph over the posted speed limits. The measures include painting a white edge line along both sides of River Road. The county’s operations committee was informed, before approving the recommendation to council, that such lines can make a roadway seem narrower, causing motorists to slow down. The second measure is to paint a ‘50 km/h Ahead’ symbol on the roadway before entering the reduced speed zone; the first time the county will have painted text on a roadway. The third measure is the implementation of a 50 km/ h Community Safety Zone (CSZ) within Sand Point. According to section 214 of the Highway Traffic Act, a municipality may designate part of a highway

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Traffic-calming improvements approved for hamlet of Sand Point


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WALMART HELPS OUT THE FOODBANK From Oct. 21 to Dec. 9, Walmart Canada Bank will donate $5 to the Renfrew and District Food Bank for every Walmart Rewards Mastercard application completed. If the Walmart in Renfrew reaches its goal, they will double the donation to $10. Walmart associates are proud of their community and are looking forward to supporting their local food bank. Staff members of the Renfrew Walmart show their support for the project Monday morning. At left in front row is Renfrew and District Food Bank president Doug Brookes.

Open House Guide Your key to must-see homes in the area! Sat. Oct. 29 2 - 4 p.m.


Century 21 EADY REALTY, INC. Brokerage

Sat. Oct. 29 2 - 4 p.m. R0011159209

OFFICE 613-623-7922 139 Jennett St. June Laplaunte, Sales Rep. 613-432-5573

2855 River Rd. Dennis Yakaback, Real Estate Broker 613-432-0041

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

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

A portion of all proceeds donated to the Food Bank.

330 White Lake Road, Arnprior, Ontario

Enright Real Estate Brokerage

DIRECT 613-401-1839

June Laplaunte, Sales Rep



139 Jennet Street, Renfrew SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME. Very deceiving from the outside, this home has beautiful hardwood floors, 4 large br/2ba, full basement, family room with fireplace, separate dining room. MLS# 807027 $209,900

NEW HIGH RANCH BUNGALOW - quality everywhere, incredible insulation, hardwood floors, custom galley kitchen, full basement with second ba, 3 br. Must be seen to be appreciated. MLS# 804147 $255,000



329 Harry St.

163 Harry St.

Mike Coulas, Sales Rep. Cell: 613-432-0092

Sherri Cobus, Sales Rep. Cell: 613-432-1947

Century 21

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


Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage

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

48 Stacey Dr., Burnstown 580 Aberdeen

Century 21 EADY REALTY, INC. Brokerage


691 Aberdeen

Helen Vincent, Broker of Record 613-432-0058

Sun. Nov. 6 2 - 4 p.m.

542 Lakeview Lane Vincent Johnston, Sales Rep. 613-433-2254

For more information on these and other listings, please check out the regular real estate ads in this edition.

70 acres soybean, 40 acres tile drained, 12 acres pasture, 95 acres mature bush never cut, over 2000’ waterfront $495,000. MLS#804849

OAKS OF COBDEN LOTS FOR SALE Well priced Southern exposure Only $24,900 R0011158598



Blue and white spirit met academics last Friday as this class was ready for the annual pigskin parade. Pictured are, from left, back row, Chase Cotie, Thomas Kellar, Cooper Brown, Andrew Heaslip, Colin Topping, Waqas Khurshid and Danielle Fournier; middle row, Gordon Gaddess, Rachel Blair, Jeff Terry, Kim Scott (teacher), Riley Kluke, Brooke Senack, Jesslyn Carriere and Robin Perry; and front row, Kristine Millar, Megan Schutt, Kaitie Dupuis, Jocelyn Howes, Ashley Raycrof and Seneca Shore. Photo courtesy Gaelyn Turcotte

Prime Valley Realty Ltd.


Office 613-432-9123 Direct 613-433-6569 Ottawa 613-791-8123

Pat Forrest Broker of Record

1105 Goshen Rd. Renfrew ON, K7V 3Z4



Saturday, October 29th, 2pm to 4pm


NEW PRICE – $339,900 This fabulous 3+1 bedroom Custom Built Home, situated on 1 acre, has all the trimmings! Hardwood floors, Custom Kitchen w/Pantry, Oversized Double Garage with Entrances to Kitchen and Basement Mud Room, High Tech Insulation, Forced Air Propane, WETT Certified Wood Stove in Lower Level Family Room, Wet Bar, Master with Ensuite, Propane hook-up for BBQ, Plenty of Storage room, Gardens and Storage Shed, Interlock front Steps and So Much More!

2.2 acre waterfront lot

Goshen Rd. McNab/Braeside

3+2 bdrms/2.5 baths, large solid home on 300’x300’ lot in the maples. New roof & flooring. MLS #805431



4.5 acres ($51,900) MLS #807923 Across the road from Lake Dore. Great view! Severance process in progress.

6.5 acres ($41,900) MLS #807916 Private, flat area to build, great view of Lake Dore.


Humphries Road. $59,900 (HST included) Option to purchase additional 20 +/- acres. Call for more info.

Dianne Gillette, Broker direct phone 613-721-7512 Keller Williams VIP Realty,

613-829-1818 R0011159780

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


Beautifully landscaped. Interior features, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, large windows, new stainless steel appliances in kitchen-just to name a few. Fenced back yard. Easy access to Hwy 17. MLS #808007. $339,500. Call Lisa for complete details. 613-633-0062.

GRATTAN RD. DOUGLAS Great location to build your dream home. Lot is treed at road for privacy but cleared and ready to build at back. New drive and culvert. Hydro at driveway. $38,500 Call Lisa.

4% or Less Commission

VALLEY WIDE REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE 73 Plaunt Street • Renfrew 613-433-3626 329 DOMINION ST



Affordable Semi-detached starter home (Half the House) or investment property, cheaper than paying rent. Gas furnace 2010, New shingles on roof, Appliances and storage shed included. Much potential $69,000. MLS# #806820



1727 GARDEN OF EDEN RD. Affordable 3 bedroom bungalow on large country lot with attached 2 car garage and above ground pool. $179,900.00 Call Teri for details. MLS #794865


This 3 bedroom bungalow with detached 2 car garage is located close to Renfrew on a private 1 acre lot with a maginificent view of the valley. There is also included firewood for the winter. $248,500 MLS#810028

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


1890 QUEENS LINE Charming 2 bedroom home on large country lot with vaulted ceilings and a spacious open concept. Insulated basement for 3rd bedroom and recreation room. 15min. to Renfrew. MLS #794059 $179,900. Call Teri for details

22 EMON RD. CALABOGIE, SUN. OCT 30, 2-4 This 2 bedroom home is located in the heart of 4-Season Recreational Area, close to Golfing, Skiing, Boating, & Fishing. Perfect for retirement, just starting out or a vacation retreat. It is situated on 1/2 acre private lot with a large work-shop and above ground pool, wood burning stove plus 10 cords, and all appliances are included. Call for your viewing, this is a must see! $149,900.

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


Morris Eady

Dennis Yakaback

Broker of Record




Real Estate Broker Cell


Patti Reid Sales Rep.



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

Call: Vincent Johnston 613-433-2254



$145,000 • Hardwood floors • Updated Kitchen • 24’ x 20’ living room and master • Lots of “craftsman” touches Call: Patti Reid 613-401-0197

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2-4pm Call: Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041




$149,900 • 3 Bed on large ravine lot • Renovated bath • Patio doors from kitchen to deck Call: Rick 613-4013212 or Patti 613-401-0197





$199,900 MLS #810465 • Well maintained 3 bed home • Rec room with wet bar and wood stove • Private fenced rear yard • Gas heat/Central air Call: Kelly 613-433-2681 to view

MLS #793966 $449,500 • 2500 sq ft Custom Home • 6 Acre park like setting • 2 Car attached / 2 Car detached • A must see Call: Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

• 284,900 MLS #807238 3+ bedroom bungalow in desired neighbourhood. Call: Kelly Derue 433-2681



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


$159,900 MLS #807841 • 3 Bedroom • Walk out basement • Fenced yard - Huge rear deck • Lots of upgrades last 5 years Call: Rick 613-401-3212 or Patti 613-401-0197




1/2 ACRE LOT AT CHENAUX $19,900 MLS #809519

5730 CALABOGIE ROAD $214,900 MLS #808646 • Quiet Street • Open concept kitchen • Hardwood & Ceramic flooring • Large detached garage w/gas heat Call: Charlene Riopelle Badour 613-433-4082



5117 HIGHWAY 60


• Log home • Water view • Deeded access to Hurds Lake

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

Sales Rep.


Sunday, Nov. 6, 2-4pm



Rick Reid


MLS #796508 $175,000 • Brick Bungalow • Hardwood floors • Central Air • 3 bedrooms • Family Room Call: Kelly Derue 613-433-2681


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

$399,900 MLS #792473 • Ottawa River Living • Waterfront Bungalow • Hot Tub, Deck, Sleep Cabin • Garage & Workshop Call: Vince Johnston 613-433-2254

Call: Rick 401-3212 or Patti 401-0197



LOTS FOR SALE SCOTCHBUSH RD 5 ACRES - $46,900 5 ACRES - $48,900 28 ACRES - $75,000 CALL: CHARLENE 613-433-4082

On Duty This Weekend Patti Reid Sales Rep. 613-401-0197

I welcome your weekend call on any listed property


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


E PRIC NEW 9,000 $ 39

Oct. 6, a statement about the ownership of the company was made. The issue of ownership of the company is currently before the courts. The Mercury regrets the error.


This wonderful 3 bedroom waterfront home on the Ottawa River will impress. With an amazing view and excellent shoreline, you will be able to enjoy all that the river has to offer. Many many features. Call David today. $415,000 MLS #803723


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

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


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219 OAK STREET EGANVILLE. 327 LISGAR 847 RAGLAN Very busy store in an excellent location. Has been recently upgraded inside. Be your own boss today. Call David. 613-401-2824.

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



Excellent value with this 3 level solid brick bungalow home overlooking Smiths’ Creek. Gleaming hardwood floors and plenty of room throughout. Central A/C and many upgrades. Heated and insulated garage/workshop. MLS #792459. $174,500 Call David today

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



$195 ,000

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


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580 Aberdeen & 691 Aberdeen Sunday October 30, 2-4


$134,900 MLS#810516 • Log Home • Detached garage • 1.7 Acres • Close to hwy 17 Call: Vince Johnston 613-433-2254




691 Aberdeen

1597 EADY RD.



MLS # 773692 • 2nd Floor - Restaurant for lease with equipment • 3rd Floor - 4200 sq ft of space Call: Vince Johnston 613-433-2254


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


$269,900 MLS#791277 • Hurds lake waterfront • 4 Season cottage • Sandy shoreline Call: Vince Johnston 613-433-2254

3200 HWY 132



$139,900 MLS #802191 • Deep lot • Many updates including roof, furnace & AC Call: Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

580 Aberdeen

MLS #793966 $449,500 • 2500 sq ft Custom Home • 6 Acre park like setting • 2 Car attached / 2 Car detached • A must see Call: Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

MLS #806360 $179,900 • 3+ Bedrooms - 2 Baths • Updates throughout • New furnace • Central air • Patio doors from master to deck Call: Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

• $119,900 MLS #803386 • Quiet Townsite • 2+1 Bedrooms • Hardwood floors • Single garage • Breaker panel Call: Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

MLS #804668 $269,900 • 3 Bed split level • Well cared for in & out • Sitting on 7+ acres Call: Dennis Yakaback 613 432-0041

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In the Taste of the Valley series of articles submitted by the County of Renfrew and published in The Renfrew Mercury, there was an error. In the article about Tracey’s Dairy published

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

330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3

Cell 613-432-0058

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381 WADE AVE. An outstanding family home with 3 levels completely finished - 3 bedrooms and and 4 pce bath on second level, first level has been totally redone with living room, dining room with gas fireplace, and large kitchen with patio doors to a spacious rear deck and a private treed lot, laundry and 2 pce bath on this level as well. The lower level has a large family room and storage. An excellent residential location - Call Helen to view at 432-0058 MLS#811076


2030B HWY 132 At this address you are minutes from town limits and have 6 acres and a beautifully finished split level as well - workshop adjacent to home - a 4 level split level with 3 bedrooms, well appointed rooms throughout and wood fireplace in the livingroom as well - hardwood and ceramic - eat-in kitchen - newer deck at the rear overlooking the large acreage - double car garage - It is well worth viewing Call Helen at 432-0058


Just off Gillan Road.



2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

BEGUN!!!S! OLD S A H N O I Y CT CONSTRUgalows – 1 ALREAD More Bun 227, 229, 231 & 233 Foxden St. Choose your custom home now!


48 STACEY DR., BURNSTOWN Proceed to the Village of Burnstown off Calabogie Rd.(Hwy 508) or Burnstown Rd. from Renfrew and this home is located just off Calabogie Rd. within the Village of Burnstown



A golden opportunity for you to live on one level and run your business on the other! A well built structure awaits you with two fireplaces, one up and one down, and lots of land as well. This property encompasses a 2 bedroom apartment on the second level with laundry facilities too and the lower level has beautifully finished ceramic floors and ample square footage - lots of parking - Call Helen to view at 432-0058

227, 229, 231 & 233 Foxden St. Choose your custom home now!

243 Foxden St. Move in before winter. It could be yours today! 448 MAYHEW ST. 58 ROSEBRUGH RD. HURD’S LAKE A 4 season split level on beautiful HURDS LAKE - 3 plus 1 bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and eating area plus screened in porch, adjacent to the large front deck - second level has three good sized bedrooms and 4 pce bath, the lower level has a family room with fireplace and 4 pce bath and next level is the laundry area and 4th bedroom plus storage. A hot tub awaits you as well and privacy galore - storage sheds in two locations on the large lot - single attached garage. Come and view this with me at your leisure Helen at 432-0058

This home is located just off Hall Ave. and has two levels of living space with 2 baths and an extra spacious rear deck overlooking a maintenance free well landscaped rear lot - 2 bedrooms on the first level plus kitchen, living and dining and the lower level has a large family room, second bath and 3rd bedroom - lots of space and it is all utilized. You need to visit this home with me. Call Helen at 432-0058


181 Elk St


Don’t Miss Out!

Mack Wilson, Developer & Hansma-Beimers Construction Ltd., Builder 3434 SOUTH MCNAUGHTON RD., DOUGLAS Do not miss this opportunity to own your own home and have privacy as well - 2 bedroom 2 storey home with a warm and cozy feeling whenever you enter! An inviting kitchen with lots of room and patio doors to the adjacent rear deck - living room and dining room/office area - 3 pce bath - economical living at this address Call Helen at 432-0058

219 OAK ST., EGANVILLE A solid well built custom bungalow (ICF CONSTRUCTION) with 3 bedrooms and 1 and a half baths - a well designed interior and lots of space - kitchen, living room and dining room are open concept and a double car garage and large landscaped lot - professionally landscaped at the rear with attractive stonework - so much value at this address Call Helen at 432-0058 to view

157 ELK ST. A two bedroom custom built bungalow with 2 full baths, large living room, dining room and kitchen, full basement, fully serviced lot and Tarion Warrantied home - double car garage - parkland at the rear plus deck off dining area - Call Helen to view at 432-0058



LOTS FOR SALE • 102 HARAMIS DR. Building lot in a prime residential area, measuring 57.35 feet x 112.66 feet deep – ready for construction to commence. • COMM. BUILDING LOT - Raglan St. N. • COMM. LAND HWY #60 - Fully serviced - C-2 zoning - 3 parcels • HARAMIS DR. (Manor Estates) Fully serviced lots

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

• ONE LOCATED AT LACROIX BAY RD. LAPASSE 225 FT. of waterfront on the beautiful Ottawa River – beautiful location and paved access right to the door • NEW LISTINGS - HUMPHRIES RD ( OFF CASTLEFORD RD ) 2 Building Lots - Approx 1 acre each


330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3 JUST

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


Cell 613-432-0319

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G N I D N E P E SAL AFFORDABLE BEACHBURG HOME Asking $139,900, 19 Cameron St. Four bedrooms, eat in kitchen, finished basement, large garage. MLS# 811279

17 ARTHUR AVE At $87,500 this home is certainly affordable. 4 bedrooms, spacious kitchen, 1.5 baths MLS# 801214

WELL BUILT & WELL MAINTAINED ONLY $174,500 for this solid brick three storey home, gleaming hardwood throughout, ravine lot, large heated garage. MLS# 792459


56 TIERNEY ST. Great Value at $189,900, large family three bedroom home with garage and fenced yard. Spacious kitchen, new bathroom. MLS# 795220

381 BALDWIN AVE Asking $149,900, fully rented centrally located triplex, 3 hydro/gas meters. MLS#764856

GREAT BUILDING LOT Asking $45,000. 271 Mink Lake Rd, Cleared lot with Drilled Well and Septic already installed, ready to build on. MLS# 786232


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

3272 CALABOGIE RD. Waterfront Lot on Balmer Creek, asking $125,000. 700 ft of frontage. MLS# 793947


1181 HIGHWAY 60 Asking $199,900, Prime flat 4 ACRE site, excellent highway access, town services on lot. MLS# 786734

138 ARGYLE ST Central Location, well built former feed mill, come see the views. MLS# 782020.

220 +

46 HARAMIS DR. Building?? Look no further!!, Desireable subdivision location, a great neighbourhood to live in. MLS# 803130.


GREAT HUNTING & RECREATIONAL LOT Asking $199,900. 220 acres off 4th Chute Rd. Good mixture of open bush and wetland. MLS# 790528


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Makem and Spain Brothers in concert in Pembroke tomorrow night

Shane, Conor and Rory Makem weren’t even around when their father Tommy and the Clancy Brothers made their boisterous debut on the Ed Sullivan Show March 12, 1961. Irish music would never be the same after the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem captivated 80 million viewers for 18 minutes that Sunday night 50 years ago. Ireland’s fab four

dominated Irish music in the 1960’s with their rousing songs of rebellion, drinking, mischief and fun. They even outsold the Beatles for some periods. Today, the three younger Makems, teamed with Mickey and Liam Spain, are keeping that song tradition alive with their own powerful versions of Clancy/Makem classics such as Brennan on the Moor, the Rising

of the Moon, and Roddy McCorley. Not content to be merely a jukebox for the music of their famous predecessors, the Makem and Spain Brothers have written some sparkling new songs of their own. Conor Makem, inheriting the songwriting skills of prolific father Tommy, has penned the beautiful When We Danced in Donegal and numerous other superb compositions.

The group also covers Scottish and Australian songs as well as memorable songs written by Tommy Makem, such as Four Green Fields, the Winds of Morning and Farewell to Carlingford. The Makem and Spain Brothers bring their rousing live show to Pembroke’s Festival Hall on Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m., marking their first visit to the Ottawa

Valley. Since forming in 2002, the Makem and Spain Brothers have issued four superb CD’s, all flawlessly produced. Their latest CD, Up the Stairs, is delighting their fans. One of the songs, The Lightkeeper, has impressed the experts, earning it a well-deserved Grammy nomination. For the Pembroke show, call Festival Hall at 613-735-2613.


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330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3

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

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


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


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

BROMLEY TOWNSHIP LOCATED 2 KM FROM COBDEN Lot 1 – 420’ x 990’ re 9.70 acres. Price $45,500. Lot 2 – 420’ x 990’ re 9.70 acres. Price $47,900. Y SAND H BEAC

887 GILLAN ROAD Can be sold as Land & building or as a repair shop. Located on over 1 acre of property. Fully Serviced. 400 amp Service. Environmental assessment available for property. Call Ross to View 613.433.1133

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


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

CENTENNIAL LAKE RD NEAR GRIFFITH 19 acres of bush with ravine; would make excellent building lot or recreational property. Asking $39,900



65 PEGGS LANE Location, Location. Privacy; Extra Lot Custom Built Home,


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

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


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

53 Helping you is what we do. SERVICE – INTEGRITY – RESULTS


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

Sherri Cobus Sales Representative 613-432-1947

Allison Shields-Mulvihill Sales Representative 613-433-2880

Mike Coulas Sales Representative 613-432-0092

Catherine O'Neil Broker 613-432-2333


795 FOURTH STREET ATTENTION ALL HANDYMEN 1½ Storey, 2 bedroom home in nice location



SUNDAY OCTOBER 30th, 2pm-4pm

SUNDAY OCTOBER 30th, 2pm-4pm

Your Host: Mike Coulas, Sales Rep. Cell: 613-432-0092

Your Host: Sherri Cobus, Sales Rep. Cell: 613-432-1947



749 FIFTH STREET • 3 bedroom, 2 bath home well maintained & bigger than it looks • Double paved drive + detached garage • $224,500 MLS#804166


• Great country living! 1.22 acre lot! • Bright, updated kitchen with eating area, living room with patio doors to deck • $214,500 MLS#796909


• 2 Storey quality built home on 5 acres • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood & ceramic flooring • $495,000 MLS#796522


• Great for those downsizing • 2 bedroom garden home with attached garage, main floor laundry & patio doors to back deck • $184,900 MLS#808689



• 3 Bedroom family home, attached garage • 3 finished levels, 2 baths • Close to all amenities with easy commuting • $195,000 MLS#803833


• Wonderful location for commuters! • 3 bedroom, 2 bath family home nicely upgraded + large lot & fenced backyard • $269,500 MLS#809693





6179 HWY#132

QUALITY BUILT 2010, $299,900






668 HYDRO BAY ROAD • 443 ft on Muskrat Lake with 17 acres to explore, trails throughout • Hydro & septic installed • $195,000 MLS#808237

1810 HWY#132

• Attention all Handymen! 1.5 storey home with 4 bedrooms • 1.49 acres on the outskirts of town • $129,500 MLS#808693


86 BONNECHERE ST. S • Lots of character inside & out • 3 bedroom home, eat-in kitchen, spacious living room, hardwood floors MLS#793812 • $155,000

2385 HWY#60

• 63.2 acre hobby farm just minutes from town, property backs onto the Bonnechere River • 1.5 storey home, 2-part barn • $299,500 MLS#798656

952 CHIMO ROAD • Black Donald Lake Waterfront • 3 bedroom home/ cottage with screened-in sunroom, comes fully furnished + all the toys MLS# 794989 • $399,500

2017 CHURCH STREET • Affordable 4 bedroom, 2 bath family home in Douglas • Needs some TLC, lots of potential, nice corner lot MLS#806141 • $105,900




631 SOUTH SIDE WAY • Rare Find! 155 ft of Waterfront on Norway Lake + 83.45 acres to explore • Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 season cottage MLS#804288 • $350,000

279 MCLEAN STREET • Just Move-In! Makeover Complete! • 3 bedroom, 2 bath family home with rec. room, detached garage, fenced yard, patio & much more! • $179,500 MLS# 805610

• 874 ft on Muskrat Lake with 19 acres & trails to explore • Many spots to build your dream home! • $239,000 MLS#755153

261 PLAUNT STREET • Lots of potential - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, newer roof & flooring • Would make an excellent investment property MLS#798009 • $129,900

1285 FORESTERS FALLS RD. • Private country location with easy access to HWY#17 • 2 storey, 4 bedroom home with lots of potential • $85,000 MLS#804140



October 27, 2011 - The Renfrew Mercury

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

The Renfrew Mercury - October 27, 2011






3 GOLDEN AND 3 BLACK First shots, $400 each Available to go now Phone 613-646-9728



Thirteen year old black and white husky named CHINOOK Last seen in the Pucker St. and Holmes Rd area.

Needs medication. If seen, please call 613-433-3354


Precious Pets N O L A S G N I M O O R G


Katie’s Paw Spa

613-432-8884 62 ARGYLE ST. NORTH, RENFREW 312507

Personalized pampering for your pet

GROOMINGDALE’S Located in Pet Valu 3 Arthur Street Arnprior

Kimo Hello! I’m Kimo. Here is a little bit about me. I’m a Blue and Gold Macaw. My hatchday was on May 22, 1996. That makes me 15 years old ! I live with a loving family who looks out for me and cares for me deeply.

Don’t Forget Your Pooch At Christmas

Stress free environment Pick up/Drop off available By appointment only, Monday – Saturday 8-4 12 Sherwood St, Renfrew 613-432-6468 307796


It’s worth the drive! BOOK NOW FOR CHRISTMAS

Gift Certificates Available

Joan Mielke Groomer

Open Tuesday – Saturday 312402


Hi. My name is Buxta Malone but my loving humans call be BUX. I am a domestic shorthair who is renowned throughout the neighbourhood for my stunning good looks, affectionate nature and comical shenanigans! But what makes me extra special is my ability to make my family and their friends smile everyday.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Born Aug 5, 2005 in Budapest, Hungary Owner: Reina DeVries Dexter is a “lap” dog in every sense of the word. He is the happiest when lying across your lap! Dexter may be an attention seeker but he’s a constant source of love. He is missing his brother, Zorro.

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Animal Awesome Kittens and Cats for Adoption Aide sweet, loving, playful, lovable, cuddly Pontiac and very purry Snuggles


Many more available

July 2, 2001 – October 13, 2011


Rocky Roxy


Monty I thought I was okay with Thursday’s goodbye Until I found your toys and that made me cry. I knew you were in pain and I had to let you go But I didn’t realize I would miss you so.

is the proud owner of three year old Caden and six year old Caleb. He guards their bedrooms at night. He has been dressed as both a Ninja Turtle and the Evil Megatron. Every day that Caleb boards the bus, Monty faithfully “drops him off” and “picks him up.” When Caden is sick, Monty never leaves his side. Monty is special for many reasons, but his devotion to his kids is reason enough to love this gentle giant.

You were a wonderful companion and friend Love Reina 311681

Owners: Joel and Jodie Gagnon, Renfrew Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog Name: Monty (kennel name: Pixie’s Magic Montgomery)


Rascal & Heidi



For more information contact Mary 819-647-5794 or email


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GOLDEN RETRIEVER puppies born Aug 30. Vet checked, vaccinated, dewormed. Ready to go. 613-223-5015


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WANTED: OLD TUBE AUDIO EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond organs. Any condition, no floor model consoles. Call Toll-Free 1-800-947-0393 / 519-853-2157.



Ray’s Auto Sales & Leasing Inc. 211 Elliott Crescent Renfrew Hwy. 60 and Pinnacle Rd.

613-312-7511 BUY or LEASE

2000 Crown Victoria 158 km, mint

2001 Buick Century 4 dr, loaded

2002 Mazda Protégé 4 dr, white, 85 km Leasing plans are available with low monthly payments

Open House Sat., Oct. 29 – 2 - 4 p.m. Move in today, go fishing tomorrow. This home offers you the opportunity to move in and live now. 2 Km to the Ottawa River boat launch. Absolutely maintenance free for the next 20 years. Poured and insulated concrete finished basement with rec room, wet bar, cold storage, office and mud room entrance from oversized 2 car garage. Main floor boasts hardwood and ceramic floors with main floor laundry and green material custom kitchen, not to mention the large pantry for all your storage needs. Interlocking walkway and perennial gardens out front can be enjoyed from the front porch swing, or sit on the maintenance free composite deck out back and watch the turkeys and deer play in the huge back yard. Bring the kids, this home has 3 large bedrooms on main floor, 2 of which boast custom, built-in desks. Plug in the generator if the hydro goes out, or surf the high speed internet when you’re bored. Who Could Ask for more!! Check out the other pictures on MLS#806638



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WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE scrap cars Will pay $100 - $150 even up to $200, depending on types. Picked up free. 613-432-3464 or cell 613-432-0449

2001 PONTIAC Montana van, sold as is. 432-5590 after 6:00 p.m.


220 Carswell St., RENFREW

613-432-8111 613-433-2788

OLD ANTIQUE FURNITURE, old advertising coca-cola, Mountain Dew, old gas and oil items, toys, decoys, old postcards, old Halloween and Christmas items. Call Sheryl MacKenzie at 613-432-4909




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312 Raglan St. S., Renfrew


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Member of UDCA and OMUIC Taxes and Licence Extra on Prices 312343

3 BEDROOM HOUSE Queen Street, Renfrew. 2 storey older home, nicely renovated, gas heat, central air, hardwood floors, available Nov 1 $875/month plus all utilities. 613-433-1196


RENFREW Bungalow, townhouse, garage, finished basement. Would suit seniors. No smoking. No pets. $1000/month plus utilities. 162 Elk St, available now. 433-3036

SPACIOUS 3 BDRM house for rent, gas heat, gas hot water, new windows, new flooring, double driveway, deck, quiet corner lot, storage shed, washer/dryer. $900/mo plus utilities, available Dec 1st. Please call FARMHOUSE, 2 bdrm, 613-432-5177, ask for appliances, oil heat. Lisa. Available immediately. 3 BDRM HOUSE for Phone 433-1744 rent with appliances available immediately. BUNGALOW, large 6 Bank St N, Renfrew, yard, garage, $800 $850/mo plus utilities, plus per month. Call oil and gas heat, June 613-432-5573 first/last required, references required. Call 613-312-7320 if interested CLEAN, BRIGHT, 2 bdrm duplex. Renovated. Includes; appliances, private parking, yard, patio, basement for storage and laundry. Prefer mature single/couple. $725 plus utilities. 613-432-9550




DRY FIREWOOD FORsale. Maple, Beech and White Oak. Delivery available. 613-646-7570 FIREWOOD BY THE TANDEM LOAD CLEAN Random Length Hardwood For Sale 613-649-2544 Quick Delivery

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COMMERCIAL SPACE 1000 sq ft, 94 Plaunt St S beside Renfrew Cleaners. $650/month plus utilities. Call 819-647-5512

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McLEOD BUILDING WHITE CEDAR LUMBER SUPPLIES Decking, fencing, all di432-3942 mensions, rough or dressed. Mon-Fri, 8-5:30 pm Timbers and V-joint also Sat 8-12 SHARED available. Visa, mastercard and ACCOMMODATIONS Call Tom at debit accepted McCann’s Forest MINI KITCHENETTE Products FIREWOOD FOR SALE SHARED HOUSE. 613-628-6199 cut, split and delivered; Satellite and wireless in613-633-3911 and have 8ft firewood. ternet and 11 x 22 Also looking for stand- room $560/month all timber. Phone inclusive lst and last. WILDLIFE FEEDS - Deer ing Downtown Arnprior & Wild Turkey survival 613-312-9859 available immediately mixes, whole & rolled leave message corn. Alfalfa cubes, 613-293-0611 mineral & licks. Call MIXED Barclay Dick & Son HARDWOOD Farm Supply near 8’ lengths, excellent Douglas. 649-2620 or quality, by the -2440 tandem load. We also purchase YOUR HARDWARE standing timber and hard or soft pulp YOUR SOFA wood, land and lot clearing, Ph: 613-432-3655 YOUR BICYCLE tree trimming, and outdoor furnace in the classifieds wood available. Call 613-432-2286 613-432-3655 ottawa region 308551

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1 BEDROOM, ground floor quiet building, hardwood floors, plenty of closet space, parking, overlooking McConnell Park. Mature individual, no pets, first and last. 613-623-4747 COUNTRY DUPLEX, 2 bedroom basement apt, available immediately, 5km to town. $600 per month plus electric heat and hydro. References, first and last. 433-8975 DOWNTOWN ARNPRIOR, 1 bedroom upstairs apartment, small balcony, 2 paved parking spaces. $700 plus utilities. Available Oct 1st. 613-302-1669


ONE BEDROOM basement apt, mature person, centrally located 200 Harry St. Heat/hydro, fridge/stove included. Non-smoker, no pets, $430, available now. Call (819)647-5103 or (613)432-8185

TWO BEDROOM townhouse/condo, large storage room (140 sq ft) completely renovated, fridge, stove parking, 2 minutes from downtown Renfrew, quiet neighbourhood. $690 plus utilities, first/last. No Pets. 613-757-1576 or ONE BEDROOM, 613-281-3575 clean apartment, second floor, 306 Stewart WILSON Renfrew. Private enINVESTMENTS trance, parking, fridge, stove and air condition- Call 613-432-8417 to er. No smoking, no view a beautiful, one bedroom “senior” pets. Seniors preferred. $600/month plus apartment right downtown in the utilities. First and last WILSON OFFICE month’s rent required. COMPLEX 613-432-7026 Elevator right to your door. This is a MUST SEE don’t wait to make that ONE BEDROOM appointment!!!!! BACHELOR APTS. Starting from ONE BEDROOM APT $ 650/mo., all inclusive. for rent in Renfrew, Fridge, stove $450 plus utilities, & parking. available Nov 1st. All Call for available i n q u i r i e s dates. 613-829-5785


LARGE 2 BEDROOM ground floor apartment in centretown has private entrance, new stove and fridge, private yard area, large storage area (base613-281-9444 ment). No pets allowed (cell) make it quiet. Available 613-432-8109 X115 now. $750/month plus (office) 307112 gas heat and hydro. 432-2852 RAGLAN ST N, goodsized main floor one LARGE ONE bedroom bedroom apt. Eat-in apartment, available kitchen, parking, maNov 1st, 2011, Apt 1, ture adults only. Refer264 Raglan St S. Hard- ences, first/last wood floors, heat in- required. $600/month cluded in rent. Quiet plus hydro. and secure. Call 613-433-5868 432-5972 RENFREW, CLEAN, NEWLY RENOVATED one bedroom bachelor One plus bedroom, up- apt in quiet duplex. stairs apt, downtown Ideal for mature adult. Arnprior. Washer/dry- No smoking. No pets. first/last er in unit, secure build- References, ing with intercom, month’s rent, $500/mo hydro. parking spot, heat and plus hydro extra, $725 613-623-2247 month, first/last TWO BDRM APT, Oak 613-302-1669 St, fridge, stove, park$575/month* ONE BEDROOM ing. apartment for rent. “with discount” plus hy432-1911 McGrim- dro. One year lease. First/last & references mon Holdings. r e q u i r e d . ONE BEDROOM 613-433-3053 apartment for rent in TWO BEDROOM the historic village of apartment for rent. B u r n s t o w n . 432-1911 McGrim$725/month utilities in- mon Holdings. cluded. No smoking, BEDROOM no pets. Suitable for TWO mature tenant. 1st and apartment for rent, last months rent re- fridge and stove includquired. Available No- ed. Available Novemvember 15th or sooner. ber 1, 2011, Renfrew $695/month + hydro, 613-433-3426 includes heat. 613-623-7287, ext 25

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432-1911 ONE BEDROOM APT, suitable for mature individual, large kitchen and livingroom in quiet triplex, $495 plus utilities, includes fridge/stove, first/last required, NO PETS, 3 kms east of Renfrew. 613-432-7149 ONE BEDROOM basement apartment on Eighth St, available Dec 1st. $550 plus hydro, heat paid. Phone 613-592-2838


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FOUND gold loop earring found Oct 2nd at CaTWO BEDROOM APT nadian Tire. Please in a quiet building in claim at The Mercury Horton. Rent is $575 613-432-3655 plus utilities. Sorry no smoking or pets alFOUND lowed. Available Nov LARGE set of keys with 1st. 613-432-4197 GM car key and car TWO BEDROOM APT, door opener, found on suitable for mature indi- Magnesium Rd, Haleys viduals, ground floor in Station, Wed Oct 12. quiet triplex, $500 plus Keys have been there utilities, gas heat, for sometime as they first/last required. No are starting to show pets. 3 km east of Ren- rust. Claim at The Mercury 432-3655 frew. 613-432-7149

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FOUND LG pink cell phone found on ledge in back parking lot of Dr Dewey/Dr Humphries office. Claim at The Renfrew Mercury 613-432-3655 LOST BLACKBERRY BOLD 9700 Lost near Renfrew Ave or Lorne St during early hours of Sunday morning. If found please call Ryan Narezny @ 613-325-0722. Reward offered


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AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN, Harwood Ford Sales, Brooks, Alberta, ( w w w. b ro o k s . c a ) , w w w. l a k e n e w e l l r e Drive your future to unlimited opportunity and the income you deserve. Tired of crazy high costs of living? (you will love our community). Tired of crazy city traffic jams? (you will love our boating & fishing). Single or married join our team, great family benefit package, great flat rate compensation. Join our Ford family and new facility. Moving assistance available. Minimum 2nd year apprentice required. Send resume to Harwood Ford Sales, don’t mail, fax 403-362-2921. Attention: Joel Nichols/Greg Harty. AZ LEASE Program available - No downpayment! 2010 Intl. ProStars -$450 weekly lease payment. Limited quantity, call soon. Also hiring Company Drivers & Owner Operators. Cross-border and IntraCanada positions available. Call Celadon Canada, Kitchener 1 - 8 0 0 - 3 3 2 - 0 518 w w w. c e l a d o n c a n a CLEANERS WANTED in the Renfrew area by well established contract cleaning company 1-800-667-3274 or 905-607-8200 or fax 905-607-9892

PAID IN ADVANCE! Make $1000 weekly mailing brochures from home. 100% Legit! Income in guaranteed! No experience required. Enroll today! www.national-wor PART-TIME JOBS Make your own schedule, sell chocolate bars to make $$$, decide where and when you sell, start and stop when you want. Tel: 1-800-383-3589. SERVICE MANAGER Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax r e s u m e : 403-854-2845. Email: chr WANTED Two strong men to move large treadmill upstairs. Phone 432-8282 WORK WANTED

METICULOUS HOUSEcleaning and odd jobs. Police records check. Very experienced. References. Some spaces left for mid-November. Get ready for Christmas! Please call Mavis 613-432-6892 after 6:30 pm or weekends PROFESSIONAL FURNITURE refinishing lacquering. River Rd Ref i n i s h i n g 613-432-6892, ask for Ted


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SERVICE TECHNICIAN REQUIRED The Qualified Farm Equipment Technician will have: - experience working on agricultural equipment - ability to work individually or in a team - computer skills - valid drivers licence Job may consist of both mobile and in-house work. Comprehensive Benefit Package. Send Resume to: John A. Burnett Ltd. Attn: S-A Holley, General Manager 479 O’Brien Rd., Renfrew, Ont. K7V 3Z3 Fax: 613-432-9370 E-mail: 312387





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Are you bright? Are you hard-working? Do you feel you have potential? Perhaps you haven’t found the right company to “click” with or the right opportunity to really show what you can do. We may have a career for you as a member of our multimedia sales team.

Requirements: • A can-do attitude with a drive for success • Good Internet skills • The desire to earn the income you want based on sales results • Excellent communication skills • Media experience is an asset, but not required. • Valid driver’s license and ability to provide his/her own transportation Metroland Media attributes its success and winning culture to its dedicated employees. We are committed to offering you a best-in-class total rewards package, ongoing growth and development opportunities, plus a dynamic and innovative working environment. Forward your resume in confidence to Josh Max (


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Job Posting

Job Posting

New Business Acquisition Sales Representative

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT YOU • Proven track record as a hunter, exclusively focused on acquiring new clients and converting new business leads • Previous sales experience, with preference given to those with digital advertising sales experience • Top notch presentation/communication skills, with a natural ability to build positive relationships with potential clients • Extensive knowledge of the local digital media/advertising landscape • Sound knowledge of sales and marketing practices • Highly skilled in all Microsoft Office applications STUFF THAT’S NOT ON A RESUME • Type-A personality, highly competitive, self-motivated and driven by results • A hunter mentality, with the confidence and drive to excel at generating and closing new business • Highly motivated by monetary incentives • Extremely ambitious with an outstanding work ethic and unprecedented drive for immediate results • Energized by deadlines/pressure with a passion for exceeding targets • A believer in digital media, where it is today and where it’s going

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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



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Thank You

Happy 5th Birthday KOLBY JOHNSON OCTOBER 29, 2011

LACHARITY Chad and Jennifer (Carson) are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Lucas’ little brother

Grady Michael born July 31, 2011 at 12:17 am weighing 8 lbs, 13 oz.



Proud grandparents are Michael and Charlene Lacharity, Brent Carson and Susan Wilson and Mike and Patricia Hogan. Great grandparents are Ann Lacharity, Art and Opal Carson, Dalton and Joy Hodgins and great great grandmother Brenda Haaima. A special thank you to Dr. Tawagi and all the nurses and staff at the high risk unit of the Ottawa Civic Hospital.

We, the family of the late Margaret Ann Leclaire wish to express our sincere thanks to our relatives, friends and family for the masses, charitable donations, flowers, cards and food brought to our homes, and provided after the funeral mass by the Campbell ladies. Special thanks to Father MacNamara, Father Blake and her nephew Father Kerry Brennan for your visits throughout Mother’s illness, and your presence at her funeral mass was warm and consoling. To the staff and residents of Quail Creek Retirement Home for your care and friendship, the staff of Renfrew Victoria Hospital 3rd floor nursing staff and Palliative Care team for the comforting care in Mother’s last month, and especially to Dr Buxton for his years of care and friendly manner, and for Dr Langlois’ caring words the last few days. We are very grateful to the staff at Goulet Funeral Home for your compassionate and caring manner at such a difficult time. Ron & Marilyn and family Daryl, Sharon and family


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Sincere thanks to those who sent cards, called, visited, donated food and prayed for us after John’s accident. To Jim and Sharon Breen, a very special thanks for calling and staying with him until the ambulance arrived. We’ll be forever grateful. To both paramedic teams and Drs. Turcotte and Radke, nurse Dorothy and the staff of Renfrew Victoria Hospital for his immediate care and transport to the Ottawa Civic Hospital. A great big shout out to the staff of the D2 Trauma Unit at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. You’re an incredible team! Also, Dr. Lieuw, Dr. Wei, and Dr. Lackey. John wouldn’t be home now without the amazing care, surgical excellence, and pain management that you provided and will continue to provide over the next two years! Thanks to the staff at the Pembroke Regional Hospital and the Rehab Unit. The care given and work done ensured a smooth transition to home. Thank you to the Cobden Civitan Club for providing us with a hospital bed so John could come home and rest comfortably. What a great service to the community you provide! Thank you, so much, to Schauer’s Home Hardware for delivering and setting up the bed! Thanks to Glen Peever and Bonnie Helferty for feeding the animals and looking after the farm, and to Mike Stevens for the lawn care. It’s so great to know we have such supportive friends and neighbours! To Jim Marr and the great group of people at FCC, thank you! You’re an amazing bunch! A huge thanks to Julie and Alex for the meals, warm bed, hugs,backrubs, and encouragement. Thanks to Mike and Rachel for being there for us. A very special thank you to our grandson, Jayden, who brought ‘Woody’ to protect Papa. ‘Woody’, I’m sure, has left a lasting impression on everyone who encountered him!!! We are so grateful to everyone who helped and supported us, and continue to do so, throughout his recovery. John (Jack) and Dinsdale Raddatz, Cortney Kennedy and Julie Rioux

WITH SINCERE THANKS I wish to sincerely thank so many neighbours, friends and family who travelled from Barrie, Port Hope, Kingston, Napanee and Hartington to come to my 80th birthday party and for the numerous cards, phone calls and gifts. My gratitude and love to Wendy and Sean who capably arranged the party and made it such a pleasant, memorable occasion. A special thank you to Freda and Peter. Thanks to everyone and God Bless 312358



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KENNY RATHBONE & MELISSA CARR To anyone we may have missed, please accept this as your personal invitation to join us at our wedding reception Saturday, October 29, 2011 Ma-te-way Park At 8:30 pm






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To my family for all their love and support. To John for the awesome fundraiser and the McDonald’s staff for all their hard work on the 5th. I really appreciate everyone for coming in for coffee and those who made donations. Your generosity and support has been overwhelming. To everyone who sent cards and well wishes; the generosity, kindness and caring of our community has been absolutely amazing. I have always been and will always be proud to say “I’m from the valley.” Kelly


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Our love always, Nancy, Chris and Scott IRENE HUNTER In loving memory of a special Mom, Mother-in-law and Granny, who passed away Oct 27, 2006 We see you everywhere Mom, And through our memories We smile, we laugh and we still cry, All because we loved you so much. Forever in our hearts, Mom Laurie, Doug and your little treasure Kelsey IRENE HUNTER October 27, 2006 As we look upon her picture, Sweet memories we recall Of a face so full of sunshine And a smile for one and all. Sweet Jesus, take this message To our dear mother up above. Tell her how we miss her, And give her all our love. Always remembered Helen and family

The rolling stream of life goes on, But still the empty chair, Reminds us of the face, the smile Of the one who once sat there. Always loved and remembered Jim and Lana Linton RUBY CAMERON In loving memory of a dear friend, Ruby, who passed away October 31, 2010 She never failed to do her best, Her heart was true and tender. She toiled hard for those she loved, Then left them to remember. Missing you dearly Donna Kelly ALLAN RIDDELL May 29, 1940 October 26, 2008 In loving memory of a wonderful father and grandfather. Three years have passed iand it’s still hard to believe, as it feels like yesterday, that you left us suddenly. You are thought of every day. Wishing we could share many things with you. Missing your smile and laughter. Always in our memories Love Cheryl, Shawn, Lexi and Carson Cameron ALLAN RIDDELL May 29, 1940 October 26, 2008 Gone are the days we used to share, But in our hearts you are always there. The gates of memory will never close, We miss you more than anyone knows. With tender love and deep regret, We who love you will never forget.

Love always Rose Mike, Laurie & Kayla David RUBY CAMERON In loving memory of our Karen, Glenn, Jenna & Ryan dear mother, Ruby Cheryl, Shawn, Lexi & October 31, 2010 Carson Laurie, Calvin, Madison You are gone but not & Dawson forgotten, Cherished in our hearts, you will always be Loved, remembered and missed. Alan, Chrissy & Molly Jeffrey & Clarke Special caregiver CAS

HANNAFORD, Cheryll Marie Anne 1946 – 2011 Passed away peacefully at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Monday, October 17, 2011 at the age of 64 years young, with her sister Connie and best friend Kathy by her side. Cheryll will be sadly missed by her beloved sister Connie Pitman (George), nephew Sean Pitman (Amie), and nieces Meaghan Pitman and Lisa Wong (See), great niece Teagan Pitman, and friends Kathy and Ron Tayler, Barbara Greer, and Bernie and Bernice Sullivan. Predeceased by her father Warren Hannaford, mother Grace Hannaford (nee Clyne), and aunt Mildred Hannaford. Cheryll had many close and loyal friends who will also miss her greatly. She will also be missed by her precious dogs Emily and Yuri, who were her constant companions. Cheryll spent many years in prominent positions on Parliament Hill and was the “go to” person for many important departments and events. She was a great orator and exemplary in the written word. She loved to host parties and no matter what task she took on, she did it with great style and class. Cheryll spent her last summer at her beautiful home on the Madawaska River where she enjoyed the beauty of the area while reading on her dock, with Emily and Yuri close by. A very special thank you to all the nurses and staff on the second floor for their exceptional care and support. Friends called at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave. E., Renfrew on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. A Memorial Service was held in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment followed at Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences or donations may be made at



SPRINGER, Mark Passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the age of 17. Mark Springer of Haley Station, student at Opeongo High School. Beloved son of Ken and Janet Springer. Dear brother of Amanda. Much loved nephew of Leonard (Maureen), Kevin (Mary), Vera McBride (Stewart), Percy (Colleen), Pat Harper (Frank), and Tim Briscoe (Debbie). Mark will be missed by his Godmother Leanne Champagne, cousins and many friends. Visitation was at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave. E., Renfrew (613-432-2866) on Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service was held at Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church, 291 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew on Monday at 11 a.m. Cremation followed. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation or CHEO would be appreciated by the family. Condolences or donations may be made at


Shirley Ann Kenopic (Coules)

PREEN, Patricia Lucy Peacefully at Hospice Renfrew on Saturday October 22, 2011, Patricia Preen, age 70 years. Daughter of the late Ambrose & Lucy (nee Mackwood) Preen; dear sister of Barbara (late Elwood) Duhn, Arnprior; cherished aunt of Paula (Ronald) Smith and their son Zachary, Aurora, Deborah Duhn, Kanata, Lenora Duhn, Kingston.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Ann Kenopic (Coules) on October 24, 2011 at the age of 70. Beloved wife of 51 years of Gerald Kenopic. Cherished Mother of Donna Fawcett (George), Dean (Lisa) and Nancy Dolan (Jesse Veilleux). Grandma to Stacy, Stephanie, Hope, Travis and Elizabeth. Dear Sister of Judy Deschenes (Art) of St. Catherines and Doug Coules (Lynda) of Renfrew. Predeceased by her parents, Dominic and Julia Coules and her brothers, Gary and Jack.

Visitations at the GOULET FUNERAL HOME, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Monday: 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and after 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, Tuesday October 25th at 10:30 a.m. Interment Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated.

In keeping with Shirley’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. A celebration of her life will be held in the near future. Shirley confronted the disease of Rheumatoid Arthritis with strength and courage for the past 38 years. Her family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Arthritis Society in her name.

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Memories bring happiness When together we recall, Special memories shared as a family So treasured by us all. Memories can bring sadness With pain and sorrow too, As we long for things to be the same As when they were shared with you. But the joys we shared together Are the memories we hold dear And the love and happiness you gave us Keep you forever near. Please continue to watch over us as we go through our daily lives.

JOHN CAMPBELL In loving memory of our uncle who passed away Oct 31, 1999


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Logan; Shirley Eileen Peacefully in Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Saturday October 22, 2011. Shirley Logan age 86 years. Dear wife of the late Jack Logan. Loving mother of Wallace Logan, Donnie (Wendy) Logan and Joan Logan (Steve Sybrandy). Loved grandmother of Scott, Melanie, Stephanie and Eric. Dear sister of Kay, predeceased by one sister Fay. Following Shirley’s wishes there will be no visitation. A private family graveside service took place at Thomsonville Cemetery on Tuesday October 25th. For those desiring donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Anderson Funeral Home Renfrew. 312241

IRENE HUNTER In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother who passed away Oct 27, 2006





The Renfrew Mercury - October 27, 2011


Nolan saluted by Renfrew Fair Board PETER CLARK

When Bob McMullin of the Renfrew Agricultural Society presented this year’s plaque for meritorious service to agriculture to Bonnie Nolan Saturday night at the Renfrew Armouries, it was received with a standing ovation. Not all eyes were dry either when McMullin capped off his speech moments earlier as he voiced, “There’s no nicer people than the Nolans.” This year’s recipient follows in the footsteps of husband Jack, who won the award two years ago. “It is with great honour that I accept this award this evening,” Bonnie Nolan said. “From when I was a child, I felt privileged to head off to a fair. It almost seems impossible to be awarded for doing something that I have loved so much over the years,” Nolan said. “I was raised in a family who always loved fairs, horse pulls and agriculture in every form. Each year, as a child, I can remember driving up over the old crooked, darling road, now the 511, to the Renfrew Fair.” Little did she know then, how

much the Renfrew Fair would become a family affair. “Who ever would guess back then, I would end up married to someone who enjoyed fairs even more than I did and Renfrew Fair would be our hometown fair,” Nolan added. “Our children also loved the fair and I never encouraged them to attend school during the fair. It was our family vacation. I remember Jack and I packing up the horses, all the show equipment, hay, straw, a couple of coolers, five kids and ourselves and moving to the fair for five days.” “We always had the stalls in the first old barn down by the beer store end. We’d fill the box stall with hay and straw and spread out our sleeping bags. Back then, everyone slept in stalls close to their animals and actually, as I think back, I wouldn’t trade those memories for any five-star Hilton or Fair-

mont that I’ve stayed in since. “My memories of the Renfrew Fair are many,” Nolan added. “Yes, so many good memories of times and especially the gatherings of so many nice people and the great chats, everyone happy and thrilled with the great entertainment and shows, every one of the participants so pleased to show their crafts, baked goods, produce off their farms, and especially their animals. It’s the time of the year we really honour our farmers.” Nolan thanked Renfrew Agricultural Society president DenMercury photo by Peter Clark nis Briscoe, the directors and fair manager Judy Dobec “for all Bonnie Nolan accepts the Renfrew Agricultural Society Award for meritheir hard work and for remem- torious service to agriculture from fair board member Bob McMullin, bering the very small contribu- left, and board president Dennis Briscoe. tions that I gave to the Renfrew Fair. “This little bit of work I did to actually receive so many lovely memories with my family and friends, makes me very humble in receiving this award. “Also, thanks to the committee members and just everyone who comes to the fair. “Everyone means so much when you gather all those friendly faces in one small area at one time. It is what makes the big picture of the Renfrew Fair so beautiful.”

McLeod honoured by women’s institute IRENE ROBILLARD South Renfrew WI

For the past five years, the Renfrew South District Women’s Institute has been recognizing a member who has made a significant difference to their local fair. This is known as the Women of Excellence Fair Award. This year’s winner is Adele McLeod. Adele is along-time member of the Burnstown Women’s Institute; in fact, for more than 50 years. She first became involved with both the Renfrew and Arnprior fairs in 1938, by helping her Aunt Mabel (Mrs. J.J. McArthur) display her entries. Her aunt won many first prizes and received the much-coveted bag of sugar as a reward for getting the most firsts. Sugar was rationed back then. Adele has always been a strong promoter of our local fairs, entering in the Women’s Institute division, as well as in open classes. She has helped create and set up displays and could be counted on for her beautiful quilts and scrumptious baking as needed. She says, “It’s a fun thing and you’re always learning.” In the open classes, Adele is especially well-known for her quilts and her 60 per cent whole wheat bread, and continues to win red ribbons. She has had the grand champion quilt of the fair and her bread has won at the provincial level. In the days when the women’s institute had a tea at the Renfrew fair, Adele was quite involved by preparing food and serving tea to the guests. Adele has also been involved in 4-H and has helped members get their projects ready, including her sons and daughter. The dedication and encouragement of members like Adele McLeod is what has given us such a continuing strong country fair. The many years of pressing white cloths for the background of the W.I. display, the many years of carting handiwork and quilts and baking to the fairgrounds, has kept these traditions alive. The Burnstown Branch is proud to say Adele is one

Renfrew Fair board director Bob McMullin, who is chairperson of the heavy horse committee, presents Bonnie Nolan with flowers at the fair. Nolan began by calling the horse pulls at the Daca Centre 29 years ago and started providing commentary and colour at the Renfrew Fair’s horse shows a couple of years later. She’s been doing it ever since with expertise and flair.

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Adele McLeod, left, of the Burnstown Women’s Institute, receives the Women of Excellence Fair Award for 2011 from Irene Robillard.


Shelly Cram won the basket from the Community Living Renfrew Counof their members and Renfrew South District is very ty South draw at the Renfrew Fair. Proceeds from ticket sales are for pleased to present this award to Adele. She is truly a val- the purchase of an artificial external defibrillator (AED) machine. From left are Anne O’Neil, Shelly Cram and Isabel Rusenstrom. ued member of our community.


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RCI students, above and at right, show their school pride at the annual pigskin parade at noon Friday down main street to Ma-Te-Way Park. Mercury photos by Lucy Hass

Invisible children visit Renfrew Collegiate Institute Last Tuesday the non-profit organization, Invisible Children, paid a visit to RCI. Invisible Children is a non-profit group that looks to end the abduction of children and increase the safety of citizens from the Lord’s Resistant Army in Eastern Africa. The group’s main focus lies in Uganda, where a civil war has been waging for over two decades. The organization is dedicated to giving a voice to the “invisible” children of Uganda and giving youth the opportunity to rebuild their livelihood. The charity focuses on providing jobs for the people of Uganda, and a high-level education not previously available to youth. Instead of giving money and supplies to the people in need, Invisible Children

CHARLIE BOSSY RAIDER RAP look to assist in giving the people essential tools and strategies in order for them to become self-reliant. One of the ways they help is by building radio stations that give citizens the ability to warn one another, if a LRA attack is about to occur. The installation of these towers is a significant reason why many lives are saved each and every day. In the spring of 2003 three young adults, Jason Russell, Bobby Bailey, and Laren Poole, travelled to Africa. Unaware of exactly what the three youngsters were

getting into, the group were inspired to make a change. They produced a documentary while they were in Uganda. They examined Josephy Kony (leader of the LRA) and his abduction of children and turning them into child soldiers. In order to escape this oppression, children were forced to commute many kilometers to different cities to avoid Kony’s rebels. The documentary shone a light on a subject that was once ignored by the media, and when the three returned to the United States, they created the Invisible Children organization. Since the first visit to Uganda, the group has made nine other documentaries that centre around the children of Uganda, and their untold stories. To date, the group has made a huge

impact on the vicious acts occurring in Uganda and other parts of Africa. Their advocacy is so influential, that the United States House of Representatives signed a bill known as the LRA disarmament and Northern Uganda recovery act. This bill, signed by Barack Obama himself, is focused not only on limiting and eventually stopping the longest civil war in Africa. It also looks to help those greatly affected by the ferocity. Having Invisible Children come to our school was inspiring. It shone a light on a subject that is often ignored and not listened to. To many students, this visit was enough to motivate them to help the effort. Thank you, Invisible Children, for your visit. It was eye-opening.

An adventure in high technology an experience to remember The Rotary Club is an international organization located all over the world. The main purpose of this association is to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all professions. Rotarians also strive to build benevolence and tranquility in the world. There are 33,976 Rotary Clubs in the world, one of which is the Renfrew Rotary Club. This organization has a strong belief in helping students pursue what they want, by giving the opportunity to participate in programs in their field of interest. One of these programs is the Adventure in High Technology. This is a program offered annually to 25 senior high school students who have an interest in a possible career in high technology. The adventure includes tours and presentations of local high-tech businesses, industries, universities, and colleges. This program runs under the direction of the Rotary Club of Nepean-Kanata, and has been held annually since 1984. The Nepean-Kanata Rotary Club welcomes students, who are sponsored by

VICTORIA SLIGHT JAGUAR JOURNAL other Rotary Clubs, to stay in Ottawa for a week with host families to participate in this program. I, myself, was extremely lucky enough to be chosen by my school, St. Joseph’s Catholic High School and by the Renfrew Rotary Club, to participate in the Adventure in High Technology Program this year. This year the program was held from Sunday, Oct. 16 to Thursday, Oct. 20. The week consisted of visiting businesses, including the Ottawa Centre for Regional Innovation for a presentation about starting your own business, and other presentations from DNA Genotek, and InGenious Software. We also had the opportunity to visit the University of Ottawa, where we had a tour of their Engineering Department, Carleton University, where we had a presentation of some of their

programs in high technology, including their Interactive Multimedia and Design program, which involves graphic design and 3D visualization. In addition, we visited Algonquin College and had a handson approach to learning how lasers work, and what they can do. One of my favourite parts of the week was visiting the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Clinic, where we went to the research floors and learned about the different types of cancers, cancer treatments, and other things that are being researched to help improve the fight against cancer. We also had more hands-on experience as we learned how to take the protein out of brain cancer cells with the use of chemicals. As a break from all of the presentations and tours, we went to various fun spots as well. We went to the Oz Dome to play soccer, A Putt Above – a mini-putt course that is in 3D and backlight, the Merivale Bowling Centre, and the Museum of Science & Technology. These outings provided us with great opportunities for us to interact with each other and learn

about what everyone wanted to do after high school. I met many great people who shared similar interests in the field of high technology, and other interesting things. There were people from literally all over the world. The majority of the group was from Ontario, but there were some from Quebec, the United States, and even an exchange student living in Ottawa from Sweden. This Adventure in High Technology will be a week I will always remember because I learned so much. It helped me become more familiar with my possibilities for studies after high school, and it taught me great things that can be used in my daily life. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Renfrew Rotary Club and St. Joseph’s Catholic High School for this great opportunity. In addition, on behalf of all the students of the 2011 Adventure in High Technology, I would like to thank the Rotary Club of Nepean-Kanata for organizing such an amazing experience.

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