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Firefighters from Renfrew, Horton and McNab-Braeside attended a fire that took close to seven hours to completely control Dec. 22. The fire broke out in a dryer box at Box Grain Elevators Inc. on Gillan Road, on the outskirts of Renfrew, and was still burning well into Thursday afternoon. A foam fire-suppressant from Horton Fire Department was used to deal with the persistent fire, with firefighters and owner Jamie Box on the scene. The dryer was drying a woodflavouring product when the fire broke out mid-morning in the 75-foot high tower dryer. No injuries were sustained in the Horton Township fire, as traffic was rerouted by the Renfrew Mercury photo by Steve Newman detachment of the Ontario ProCaptain Rob Dougherty of the Renfrew Fire Department is strapped in at the top of this 75-foot tower dryer vincial Police. at Box Grain Elevators Inc. He’s pouring a water-and-foam mixture on Thursday’s Dec. 22 fire in Horton Township. Firefighters from three municipalities were on the scene for several hours. See BOX, Page 2

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Fire at Box Grain Elevators Continued from front Two tankers from McNab-Braeside, one tanker and one pumper from Horton, and one aerial truck from Renfrew were among equipment on the scene. The amount of water and foam used was enough to put out a very decent-sized fire, said Horton Firechief Randy Corbin. The foam allowed water poured on the smoldering wood products to adhere more easily.

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“It was the equivalent to a really bad house fire,” said Chief Corbin. “It was one of the longest fire calls we’ve had in a while.” The firefighters weren’t finished working the fire until about 5 p.m. An estimated cost of damages isn’t available, but Box says he hopes to be up and running within a few weeks. There were no Horton fire calls over the Christmas Day weekend.

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The federal government’s annual contribution to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank has risen to $25 million, but another $10 million also comes from grassroots donations. Farmers, in the AdmastonBromley and Castleford areas, are among those who provide funds to the foodgrains bank from the sale of crops on selected farmland. They were also in attendance to hear the Dec. 2 talk by Canadian Foodgrains Bank executive director Jim Cornelius at the Hebron Christian Reformed Church in Renfrew. Of the $10 million raised across the country, the major contributing regions are Ontario and the Prairie Provinces. Churches in the Renfrew area that support the program include the Hebron Christian Reformed and Lochwinnoch Presbyterian. “The support for the foodgrains bank across the country continues to remain strong, right from Fraser Valley in British Columbia, all the way to folks growing pumpkins in Annapolis Valley in Nova

Scotia, to this year when we’ve got something going up north, in Churchill,” said Cornelius. His talk, on the challenges and nature of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s work, was part of an Ontario speaking tour that also reached Centralia, Chatham, Hanover, Williamsburg, Kirkwall, Markham and Belleville. Cornelius said CFB’s major financial benefactor since the 1980s has been Ethiopia, but perhaps a surprise No. 2 on its list is North Korea. The foodgrains bank recently pulled more direct financial help from North Korea when the Communist government prevented adequate monitoring of how the foodgrains bank’s money was being spent. However, CFB remains in North Korea developing some agricultural projects. Eastern Africa has been the focus of the foodgrains bank’s financial aid in the past year, but several other countries have also received aid, including $2 million in the last few months to Pakistan. In that country, flooding displaced about five million people in both 2009 and 2011. In 2010, the figure was 20 million. Cornelius, who visited East

Africa for two months last summer, says the global food crisis has become more complicated. This is partly because of political dissension and volatility in food prices. For example, grain prices recently doubled in East Africa where many poor families were already spending half their income on food. “You can do the math,” said Cornelius, noting these price hikes have forced many families to reduce the amount of food they’re eating, change their diets and pull children from school (when unable to pay entrance fees). The Canadian Foodgrains Bank distributes its money through about 15 agencies. With the help of CFB and other organizations, Cornelius says about a third of the world was chronically hungry in the early 1970s. That figure is now 16 per cent. “That’s huge progress in 40 years, but that progress has slowed in the last little bit,” says Cornelius. A major increase, said Cornelius, is the increase in serious climate-related disasters. Meanwhile, East Africa remains the biggest focus of the foodgrains bank. Not all parts

of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya are drought-ridden, but in parts of those countries there has been no rain for two years, as an estimated 12 million East African residents are adversely affected. “The good-news part of the story is aid is getting to families and stopping drought from becoming a famine,” said Cornelius. In some areas, like Somalia, there are major governance issues. As war lords control parts of the country, high levels of death and malnutrition continue. “Organizations are working hard to gain access, but it is an extremely difficult environment in which to work,” said Cornelius. One member of the audience was Dave Reid of the Admaston group of farmers who donated $5,528 this year to the foodgrains bank. About half of that came from the sale of a soybean crop, half from donors, including local churches. Donations from Ontario’s 120 projects include crop sales from properties one to 200 acres in size.

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arlez-vous francais? For Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP Robert Chisholm, that may very well have been the question that scuttled his run for the leadership of the federal New Democratic Party. Earlier this month, Chisholm announced, after months of criss-crossing the country and after a pledge to get his French-language skills up to snuff, he came to the realization that the leader of the government-in-waiting needed to be able to parlez francais on day one, not after a period of intense cramming. Part of the reason for Chisholm’s decision could be polling in Quebec, which has shown the NDP losing ground. Even with an interim francophone leader, Nycole Turmel of Gatineau, the party’s Orange Crush appears to be receding. A second national poll out this week by Nanos Research for CTV and The Globe and Mail has found that the party’s popularity in Quebec has slipped from 37.7 per cent to 33.4, with the Bloc Quebecois the main beneficiary. A unilingual anglophone leading a party whose major seat strength comes from Quebec will probably have as much chance of electoral success as an unilingual coach has of remaining at the helm of the Montreal Canadians. If anyone knows about leading an official opposition amongst the current crop of NDP leadership hopefuls, it’s Chisholm. For the NDP, this year has been frustrating, and Chisholm knows frustration when he sees it. While the NDP soared to new heights under Jack Layton, the official opposition was thrown into limbo when he lost his battle with cancer. Back in 1998, Chisholm came agonizingly close to power. As the leader of the Nova Scotia NDP, voters flipped a coin – and it landed on its side. His NDP won 19 seats, the exact same number as the Liberals. Parliamentary convention saw to it that the incumbent Liberals got another crack at governing, with Progressive Conservative support. Chisholm’s decision to drop out of the federal NDP leadership race now throws some light on Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar and Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou MP Romeo Saganash, who have problems with French and English respectively. Dewar’s French is passable, good even, but not great. Saganash has struggled in the debates to express himself well in English. This is not a moot point. Remember back in 2006 and the Liberal leadership race. The joke question going around was, “How good is Stephane Dion’s English? About as good as Gerard Kennedy’s French,” a crack at the linguistic skills, or lack thereof, of both candidates. Then, at the convention, it was Kennedy who helped put Dion over the top. One of Dion’s many, oft-repeated shortcomings as leader? Canadians had trouble understanding him – in either language. Something for Dewar and Saganash to puzzle over this New Year’s Eve.

To the editor: This year’s edition of the Reach for the Rainbow Telethon was a resounding success, thanks to the efforts of numerous community-minded volunteers and loyal supporters such as The Mercury. The purpose of the telethon is to raise funds to ensure that the Sunshine Coach continues to be a viable service and that fares remain affordable to everyone who needs it. We are truly grateful for your support and financial assistance in helping us continue in our mission of providing safe, affordable and dignified transportation for people who live with disabilities. Our goal is to ensure maximum accessibility to everything that our community has to offer. Your generous support helps make that happen See THANKS, Page 24

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Remembering how to write

REBEKA BORSHEVSKY SKY’S THE LIMIT

It may seem silly, but sometimes I forget how to write. Take my National Novel Writing Month project, for example. I got 10,000 words into it and stalled; my inner editor was going crazy, screaming that it wasn’t very good -- too many words and not enough plot! Your description is stagnant! Your characters suck – they’re as boring as chalk! I wanted to throw up my hands and give up, go onto something else, a new idea that would only lead me down the same road of introductory excitement that dwindles to boredom and fatigue. The circle of endless be-

ginnings – always something new, never something finished .... But. That’s not what writers do. They take an idea and they pound it out onto a page no matter how horrible it may be. If they really love something, they finish it. If they really love themselves, they stick with it, because if they don’t they’ll never succeed. Then they turn into editors, snipping and pasting until their story looks completely different. The two stages require different personalities – the first the determination to persevere, the second the open-mindedness and flexibility to change. In my daily life it seems that I do more editing than

writing – I read others’ work, suggest changes, and I’m so used to this that sometimes when I sit down to write something for fun, it isn’t fun anymore. It’s about making it perfect the first time around, and if there’s anything I’ve learned from the hundreds of short stories I’ve written over the years, it’s that nothing is perfect the first time around. It’s a hard lesson to remember, though, especially when it feels like I only have so many months left to write before university swallows my time, and I don’t want to waste it on something that won’t get me anywhere. But writers that have been there and done that always say that nothing’s ever wasted. And they’re right.

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This project may never see the light of day, but one thing it will do: teach me never to give up on myself, my writing, or the stories I’m meant to share. It will remind me to remember how to write -- with all walls down, mind wide open, and with my inner editor gagged and locked into the furthest corners of my brain It will, essentially, remind me what writing freedom is truly about – and what it really feels like. Good news. As you read this, I have completed the 50,000 words needed to ‘win’ National Novel Writing Month. Hurray! • Rebeka Borshevsky is a coop student at The Mercury and a student at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School. Publisher’s Liability: The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising from errors in advertisements beyond actual amount paid for space used by the part of the advertisement containing the error. The publisher shall not be liable for non-insertion of any advertisement. the publisher will not knowingly publish any advertisement which is illegal, misleading or offensive. The contents of this newspaper are protected by copyright and may be used only for your personal non-commercial purposes. All other rights are reserved and commercial use is prohibited. Permission to republish any material must be sought from the relevant copyright owner. R0121135988

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ANGELS DELIVER The Salvation Army’s angel tree at BMO was another overwhelming success as the bank’s customers dropped off numerous toys during the past few weeks. In front left, Megan Hass and Gail Dillon of BMO join many other bank employees to present the toys to Salvation Army family services co-ordinator Jane Forrest, volunteers Carol McLeod and Amanda McLeod, and Major Rocky Bishop.

Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant has welcomed Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement that a comprehensive border and trade agreement has been concluded with Canada’s largest trading partner. While specific details had yet to be finalized, the deal provides the framework to solve trade irritants. “This is good news for our forestry industry,” stated Gallant in a news release. “ISPM No. 15 on wood packaging materials can now be dealt with in a way that makes sense for producers and consumers on both sides of the border. Many local jobs depend on a new border agreement. The prime minister delivered. Now it is up to industry to help me help them by working out the details.” On Feb. 4, 2011, Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama issued Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. This joint action plan, among other goals, identifies trade facilitation and economic growth and jobs and objectives to be pursued. In addition to this action plan, a Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council was created. This council aims to better align our regulatory approaches to protect health, safety, and the environment while supporting growth, investment, innovation and market openness.

“As a result of the meeting that I arranged between our wood producers and the ministers of agriculture and international trade, our Conservative government is well-briefed on the concerns of the forest industry in the upper Ottawa Valley,” said Gallant. “Annually, plant pests, diseases and invasive alien species cause billions of dollars in direct losses, control and production costs and lost market opportunities for Canada and the U.S. “A perimeter approach to collectively protecting Canada-U.S. territory from the unintentional introduction of these organisms via cross-border movement of wood products would maximize the efforts currently underway in both countries.” The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service are required to present a plan by Dec. 31, 2012. “This is a real opportunity to solve the problems created by ISPM No. 15. This also provides an opportunity to deal with some of the other issues that have crept into our relationship with our largest trading partner,” added Gallant. “Canada is a trading nation. Our ability to solve these problems will determine future economic prosperity for all Canadians.”

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United Way funds virtual youth resource centre

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CALABOGIE SANTA CLAUS PARADE FLOAT WINNERS The annual Calabogie Lions Club Santa Claus Parade was held Dec. 4 and the Lions Club presented the cash prizes for the top three floats last week. The top float in the 2011 parade and $100 cheque went to Mack MacKenzie Motors of Renfrew. Brian MacKenzie, left, accepts the cheque from Calabogie Lions President Barry LeGear. MacKenzie’s then donated their winnings to the local food bank.

Renfrew County United Way has joined forces with the Community Resource Centre in Killaloe to create a virtual youth resource centre that will benefit youth centres and youth-focussed programs throughout Renfrew County. The centre’s name is THRIVE. A Dec. 22 announcement indicated a $29,090 United Way grant will be used to support phase one of THRIVE. The phase will include the development of a website and a youth services guide for Renfrew County. The guide will inventory youth programs and centres as well as health resources and counselling services, employment and education programs, local recreational facilities and sports leagues, and emergency contacts. The guide’s information will become part of the 2-1-1 non-emergency telephone system database. Website development will include electronic versions of the Youth Services Guide, plus an inventory of available workshops for life skills, employability skills, and physical and cognitive activity programs. The site will also host job postings, youth employment programs, news and upcoming events in the county, and an inventory of physical activity, cultural and technical equipment available to Renfrew County youth centres. Upon completion of phase one in April 2012, a weekend conference will be held at Camp Lutherlyn for representatives of local youth centres and programs, as well as the United Way’s young adult GenerationNext cabinet. Conference participants will review progress on the THRIVE initiative and develop the next steps of the initiative. “We are pleased to be a part of THRIVE to better service the youth of our communities,” said Renfrew County United Way executive director David Studham. “THRIVE dovetails well with our Youth Matters Initiative.

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CHRISTMAS AT ST. JOSEPH’S St. Joseph’s Catholic High School held its 2011 Christmas concert in the auditorium Thursday, Dec. 22. The evening featured many of the school’s talented musicians. Ella Narraway and her father, Darcy Narraway, sing How Many Kings?

Christine Helferty sings with the Blues Guys Santa is Coming to Town.

POTENTIAL OF YOUTH SERVICES HUB Second-place winner at the Calabogie Lions Santa Claus Parade was the Calabogie Bible Fellowship float. Pastor Bill Griffiths, centre, accepts a cheque for $75 from Lion Secretary Maurice O’Shaughnessy and President Barry LeGear.

Polly’s Little Shanty of Calabogie owner Polly Sackmann receives a cheque for $50 from Lion Secretary Maurice O’Shaughnessy and President Barry LeGear for third place in the Calabogie Lions Club Santa Claus Parade.

Studham also said United Way is “exploring with youth-focussed agencies” in Renfrew County the concept of a youth services hub. This hub, said Studham, will be in information and referral service to help young people become the best they can be. “The THRIVE initiative,” said Studham, “could become the cornerstone of the concept, since its virtual or web-based nature will be an effective way to engage youth who are spread over the largest county geographically in Ontario.” CRC Killaloe executive director Joanne King suggests the THRIVE initiative will provide solutions. CRC’s research shows funding organizations are reluctant to fund youth programming because the landscape is fragmented, says King. “By offering cohesive structures and programming that can be duplicated all across the county,” she explained, “it will be easier to capture outcome data and articulate our rural experience to funders. “This approach will also ensure that unnecessary duplication of resource purchases does not happen. “By providing stakeholders with the resources to deliver quality programming and information, we believe we will be able to enhance the health and well-being of our youth as well as assist in building sustainability for local youth initiatives throughout the county.”

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The Denbigh-Griffith Lions Club was a recipient of a community award, presented by CABA Dec. 12. From left are Tony Fritsch, Jan Roche, Gail Fritsch, Mary McKinnon, Gary Malcolm, president Ruby Malcolm, Barry Dicks and Joe Kleiboer.

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Christmas came early for four worthy organizations, businesses and individuals in the Greater Madawaska community. They were honoured by the Calabogie and Area Business Association (CABA) as they handed out its 2011 awards Dec. 12 in the Madawaska Room at Calabogie Peaks Resort. Both the Denbigh-Griffith Lions and Calabogie Lions Clubs were honoured for their work in their respective areas with community awards. The Denbigh-Griffith Lions Club has 37 members, president Ruby Malcolm noted. Some of the main causes among many are contributions to Renfrew Victoria Hospital, Hospice Renfrew and the Denbigh Medical Centre. They also host a most successful show and shine classic car show each year at Griffith in August. “We are so pleased to receive this award,” Malcolm said. The Calabogie Lions Club will be celebrating 60 years in May of 2012. They gave out just over $15,000 last year. The comfort station at Barnet Park has been the club’s biggest project over the past couple of years, president Barry LeGear said. There are about 35 Lions members in Calabogie. LeGear saluted their DenbighGriffith counterparts on their award and effort. As with the case of any good community-based fundraising organizations, the Lions clubs have their regular bingos. EXCELLENCE AWARDS Calabogie Peaks Resort owner/managers Paul and Liz Murphy were humbled to learn the Peaks received the Excellence for Promotion and Growth in Tourism Award. “This is bittersweet,” a moved Paul Murphy said. “I accept on behalf of the people who work here, most who

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RENFREW'S HISTORIC THEATRE Paul Murphy of the Peaks accepts the Excellence for Promotion and Growth in Tourism Award from CABA president Debbie Knaut.

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live in the area. I accept on behalf of my parents; and father, who passed away last week.” Murphy thanked the community for supporting the Peaks and the events they hold. Events at the Peaks over the past year included the Capital Cup Snowcross, Soldier On Sports Clinic, Ride the Valley, Blues & Ribfest, Cyclocross and Festival of the Senses. A special award for excellence in customer service went to Ann Senack of Shooter’s Bar & Grill in Calabogie.

CABA president Debbie Knaut said Senack always has a smile for her customers and always makes the restaurant’s patrons feel welcome. “The success of places like the Peaks leads to our success,” Senack said. “We are so pleased to hand out these awards to people who have built this community, Greater Madawaska: Calabogie, Griffith, Denbigh,” Knaut added of all the award recipients. Mayor Peter Emon congratulated the award recipients on behalf of Greater Madawaska Township.

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TOP SEVEN SPECIES The top seven species counted were a surprise to all. The Canada goose led the count with 990 birds, and this was a small contingent of the thousands of geese that migrated before and after the count. Second was the European starling, a survivor, with 956 individuals. In third place was the common crow, a species that has been on the increase for the past 10 years. The American goldfinch was fourth, numbering 493, down from a record of 1,746 in 2000. Black-capped chickadee with 382 and blue jay with 212 have held first and second place in this count for many years, but in 2011, they dropped to fifth and sixth respectively. POOR SHOWING: ROCK PIGEON The rock pigeon was a poor seventh with only 170 individuals counted. Why the numbers have shifted so dramatically will take some time to figure out. In spite of the open water, water birds were at a premium and only five common mergansers were seen. BIRDS OF PREY The birds of prey were well represented but numbers were low: one sharp-shinned hawk, two northern harriers, eight roughlegged hawks, five red-tailed hawks, three bald eagles and three northern shrikes

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Pine grosbeaks, pine siskins, and red and white-winged crossbills were absent from the count.

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were counted. The open fields offered an abundance of food and the birds spent less time hunting and were seen less. The 22 ruffed grouse were up from zero in 2010, and the 145 wild turkeys seen were down from 728 in 2010. There were no owls counted during 2011, which was disappointing. The woodpeckers had average numbers for this count and a new species was added to their family. A rare red-bellied woodpecker was seen at a feeder in the count circle. The species has been seen in the area but not on count day, a welcome addition. Five pileated woodpeckers, 40 hairys and 25 downys were counted. The smart ones, ravens 22, common crows 516 and blue jays 212 were noisy but not as numerous as early sightings indicated.

The 32 dark-eyed juncos and the 30 tree sparrows counted were above average for these species on count day, but the 12 snow buntings is the worst count we have had for this species. However, the day after the count flocks of 200 to 300 buntings were seen. This leads us to conclude that being in

the right place at the right time is very important when doing a bird count. Also, Ila and I would like to thank all who helped with the Christmas Bird Count. We wish you a Happy New Year and would also like to extend a warm thankyou to all who contributed to this column during the past year. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, R R 5, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z8 Phone 613-432-2738 or email jamesh@nrtco.net

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Many of these species remained farther north because of the warm temperatures. The friendly chickadees did not come out of the heavily-wooded areas until very late in the season. The 382 birds counted was the lowest count since 2001. The brown creeper with one, whitebreasted nuthatch with 94 (the best in five years) and the red-breasted nuthatch with 18 are the numbers most often achieved by the creepers. The brown creeper is one of the most difficult species to find.

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SCARCITY OF FINCHES The biggest disappointment this year was the scarcity of finches. Their main food source, conifer seeds, ash and maple keys were abundant in the north woods and the birds remained there to harvest the crop. There were only seven cardinals counted (high count 44 in 2007); three evening grosbeaks (high count 1,250 in 1990); house finches, 25 (average count); common redpolls, two counted (high count 1,602 in 2000); and American goldfinches, 493 counted (high count 1246 in 2007).

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We have had unusually warm weather until the day of the count on Dec. 17. This created a situation where there were birds that should not have been here but were, and birds that should have been here but were not. Confused, so were the birds. The eight field teams and 55 feeder teams counted 4,840 individual birds of 38 species, drove 700 plus kilometres and walked another 15. There were five species that should not have been here. A very rare European goldfinch was new to the count (reviewed in this column Nov. 20). And a belted kingfisher remained to fish in the open water, a first on the count. A great blue heron that seemed to like ice fishing, a brown thrasher, also new to the count, joined other feeder birds for seeds and fruit. The nine robins counted are a record.

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ST. JAMES SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT Grade 3 students who sang Silent Night in three languages include, in the front row from left, Josie Barr, Zoe Pezoulas and Katie Kelly.

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VISITING POLICY • Regular visiting hours are from 2 to 8:30 p.m. However, individual units may have specific visiting times. Please visit the hospital website for details, or call ahead to the nursing unit. • Visitors are not permitted if they have symptoms of fever, rash, cough, sneezing, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, or have had recent contact with someone who has a transmittable disease or unvaccinated children who have had recent exposure to someone with chickenpox. • In general, there can be a maximum of two visitors per patient, and all children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. • Patients in isolation should have only one visitor at a time and a maximum of two per day, and those visitors must report to the nurse’s station before entering the patient’s room to get information on how to protect themselves during their visit. • The visiting policies in the Intensive Care Unit and the Obstetrical Unit are different. Again, check the hospital website for details. Please consult the hospital website at https:// www.renfrewhosp.com/visitinghours.php or call ahead if you have any questions. Hand hygiene is another very important aspect of RVH’s Visiting Policies and everyday practice, and is the single most effective way to avoid contamination.

The simple act of hand washing can have remarkable benefits when practised properly, improving patient safety and well-being by reducing the spread of germs and infections. Hand sanitizer is a good option when soap and water is not available, and has been shown to kill different kinds of bacteria and viruses. In order to provide the safest possible environment, hand sanitizer stations are conveniently located throughout the hospital affixed to the walls. “We ask all visitors to use the sanitizer to eliminate any harmful bacteria from their hands as they enter and as they leave the building, and before entering and upon exiting any room or area within the hospital. Better yet, refrain from moving between patient rooms during a visit to prevent crosscontamination. This is for their own protection, for their loved ones and everyone else they come into contact with,” says Christine Ferguson, vice-president of patient care services. HAND WASHING TIPS • Remove jewelry before wetting hands and wrists with warm water • Lather soap and scrub well for at least 15 seconds including palm to palm, between fingers, thumbs, fingertips, backs of each hand and wrists • Rinse and dry thoroughly • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are a good waterless alternative, and should be at least 60 per cent alcohol to be effective. Check the label to be sure. As we head into the hub of cold and flu season, RVH also urges you to do your part to protect yourself and safeguard the health of others from these viruses that are spread through the air.

RVH CALL TO ACTION The Call to Action team from Renfrew Victoria Hospital, from left, mammographer Deb Tierney, foundation director Barb Desilets, volunteer speaker Cecie Whalen and mammographer Suzi Campbell spent an evening with the members of the Balsam Hill-Horton Women’s Institute and their guests. They outlined the RVH initiative which encourages women to learn about breast cancer facts, risks and prevention, know how to take control of their health and act by being involved in regular breast screening. The team described the benefits of the Ontario Breast Screening program and shared their obvious enthusiasm about the newly acquired Digital Mammography unit which is a powerful diagnostic tool that will better aid the health team in the early detection of breast cancer. Women are urged to begin screening at age 40 and to have a mammogram every two years. Anyone with questions is urged to contact the Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital.

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Throughout our region, hospitals and healthcare facilities are facing significant challenges concerning the spread of infectious diseases. These infections are passed along by person-to-person and person-to-object (door handles, bedrails) and include: • Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) – germs that live in the gastrointestinal tract (bowels) and have become resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin. • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSRA) – bacteria commonly found on the skin and in the noses of healthy people that have become resistant to the antibiotic methicillin. • Clostridum difficile (C. difficile) – a bacterium that causes mild to severe diarrhea and intestinal conditions. Infection control is always a top priority at RVH, and the hospital is particularly concerned about the protection of those most vulnerable to infection—hospital patients, newborns and the elderly. We ask everyone’s cooperation in adhering to the hospital’s policies outlined below for just this reason.

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Wilsons to Walk for Memories The 2012 Walk for Memories fundraising event for the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is taking place at 10 a.m. on Jan. 29 at the Carleton University Fieldhouse. This popular annual indoor event expects over 500 supporters to solicit pledges from friends and family en route to raising this year’s target goal of $225,000. The Walk will feature CTV’s Community Ambassador Max Keeping and CTV’s Morning Live personality Kurt Stoodley. They will perform emcee duties to keep participants entertained and enthused. January is Alzheimer Awareness Month and this year’s Alzheimer Society slogan is “Let’s face it! Get the facts. Know for sure,” to encourage early diagnosis and treatment. John Wilson, 50, and his wife, Margaret, of Renfrew took part in the Walk for Memories last year and will be back Jan. 29. “Last year was our first time and we had lots of fun,” said Wilson. “We raised about $6,000 by contacting our friends through email and letting the members of my Rotary Club know we were doing it. Everyone was very generous. There were a lot of people walking last year and we enjoyed the full 10 kilometres. Both my parents have Alzheimer’s, so we wanted to help the Alzheimer’s Society. It’s hard on the person who has it, and everyone else around them, too. “I hope others will take the time to come and walk,” he adds. “I also hope people will donate to this excellent cause. Most people have someone they know who has been affected by this disease. The baby boomers are growing older and we’re going to see a lot more of it. It’s important to help those who have it now, and we need to work on a cure for the next generation.” People are invited to walk to complete any portion of the 10-km event. T-shirts will be provided to participants who bring in sponsors’ pledges over $50. Prizes will be awarded for finishing the course and for top fundraisers. Live classic rock music will be provided by the Ottawa band, Inter-

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Margaret and John Wilson will be again participating in the Walk for Memories Jan. 29. section. Parking is free and water is provided to participants. For more information, contact Susan Paul at 613-523-4004 ext. 126 or email spaul@asorc.org. To learn more about how to participate and solicit sponsors, visit www.walkformemories.ca.

Petawawa blanked Farrell’s Installation 4-0 in the novice loop. Katie Brydges was between the pipes for the Renfrew side. Jordan Vandersleen backstopped Fraser’s Clothes Shop to a 1-1 draw with Cobden in bantam league play. Riley McNulty notched the Fraser’s goal. The Renfrew midget house team tried to overcome a fivegoal deficit but came up short to Deep River 5-3. Tanner Payton, Tyler McLeod and Caylan Edwards scored. Schyler Sanftenberg made 15 saves in a game that came with 86 minutes in penalties. The Renfrew peewee house tournament runs today (Thursday) at the MAC. The Canadian Tire, Farrell’s and Barker’s atom house teams are all at the Bell Canada Cup in Ottawa this week.

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As 2011 draws to a close. I can give some more detailed results on the Lowe Cup, the men’s competition between Valley clubs. On Oct. 26 in Pembroke, the team of Rob Warren, Don Rouble, Jim Berg and Rory McKay lost a nail biter in the morning 6-5 to Pembroke, but won their afternoon game 7-2. The team of Dave Eady, Andy Humphreys, Tony Lapiennes and Dave Anderson lost both their games. On Nov. 30 in Pembroke, Dave Eady, Barry Hanniman. Andy Humphreys, Tony Lapiennes and Al Comba won a close one over Deep River 5-4, but lost their second 10-4. Charlie Ricard, Dwight Hayward, Rory McKay and Peter Price had a tough day, losing both of their games. In Arnprior Dec. 14 versus Arnprior, the team of Rob Warren, Don Rouble, Jim Berg and Ted Digel lost 7-4, but roared back to win 8-4. Leo McCallum, Dave Eady, Andy Humphries and Rory McKay had a similar outing as they lost 11-3 before winning 9-6. The slow start, at least this year, can be attributed to a lack of ice time and once again the local lads have dug quite a hole for themselves as Pembroke has opened up a sizable lead atop of the standings. The ladies have had similar

luck in Autumn Leaves, with Killaloe holding the lead position. The senior men’s Don Mackinnon Trophy draw is finished with a 6-0 record for the Rob Warren rink and the Dave Eady rink, which means they will have a playoff on Jan. 10. The team of Barb Westgarth, Shelley Jamieson, Stephanie Langlois and Barb Roy will be hammering it out with a team from Richmond to determine the A or B flight winners of the Best Western Women’s Challenge Zones Jan. 7 at 9 a.m. in Renfrew. Both teams will be going on to the provincials Jan. 20-21 in Belleville. Come on out. There will be plenty of action at the curling club that day. There are nine men’s teams playing off for a coveted berth to the provincials in the Fairfield Marriot Challenge. Renfrew’s International Spaghetti ‘Spiel is Jan. 13-14. Our friends from Pennsylvania are fielding two teams and the weekend promises to be a fun one. Sunday Rookies Rock curling, a pay as you go league, starts in the New Year. Enjoy the sport without the commitment of participating in a scheduled league. Instruction is offered and brooms and sliders are provided. All that is needed to play is clean running shoes and warm, loose clothing. Happy New Year and see you on the ice!

Winning may put Colts out of Luck If the Indianapolis Colts can stay put, with the worst record in the National Football League, they will get the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft. Quarterback Andrew Luck of Stanford is considered a can’tmiss proposition, and with injuries taking their toll on Peyton Manning, it might be time to go in that direction. The Colts had the first pick in the draft all but locked up heading into last Thursday night’s home game against Houston. Four fans even spelled out the word L-U-C-K on their T-shirts. But the Colts won. Apparently, they had a fifth fan dressed with an alternate letter in the case of the Indianapolis victory. The letter exchange was made, but it was never shown on television. A Merry Christmas from Burke: You’ve heard the saying,

PETER CLARK PETER’S PUTTERINGS ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure?’ Or something like that. That applies to the National Hockey League coaching fraternity. Jacques Martin got the Montreal Canadiens into the Eastern Conference final two years ago, and last year came within an overtime goal of knocking off the eventual Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs. After a slow start this year, Martin was fired. In Toronto, the Leafs haven’t made the playoffs under the first three years of Ron Wilson’s watch, but Toronto’s bench boss woke up Christmas morning to find a brand new contract under the Christmas tree.

Clean slate wins: Max Friberg had four goals in Sweden’s 9-4 junior win over Latvia Monday, but he wasn’t named player of the game. Teammate forward Filip Forsberg (no goals, no assists) earned the award. No confidence in government: I’ve lost all faith in our government. I was watching a Red Wings game on TSN last Thursday, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper was cheering for Calgary. * * * The player to score the million-dollar goal at the 10-minute mark of the second period for the Chicago Blackhawks fan in regards to last week’s question was former Ottawa Senator Martin Havlat. And for this week: What European-born player has his number retired by the Chicago Blackhawks?


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WOLVES TV DRAW WINNER Kelly Howard of Kinburn was the recipient of the Renfrew Jr. B Timberwolves 51-inch Samsung HDTV Plasma Television draw Dec. 18. The draw was held during the first intermission of a Wolves game at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. The TV was donated by Al Utronki Appliances TV & Furniture Centre and has a retail value of $1,000. Howard is congratulated by Utronki’s owner Greg Utronki, left, and Wolves president Doug Miller.

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If the Renfrew Timberwolves fail to grab the fourth and final playoff spot in the Valley Division of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League, the jury may find the failure to finish off around the other team’s net guilty. Again on Friday night, in Arnprior, the Wolves allowed what seemed like dozens of gilt-edged goal-scoring opportunities to slip through their hands. Yes, Packers goaltender Matt Couvrette was solid – as was Richard Barr in the Renfrew goalcrease, for that matter – but too many times, erratic shooting came back to haunt the Wolves. The Packers won the entertaining encounter 6-2 going away, but it was only 3-2 entering the final stanza, and 4-2 before another short-staffed Wolves team began to run out of legs in the third period. Ex-Timberwolf Derrin Lehoux paced Arnprior with a pair of markers. Taylor Collins, Matt Crozier, Braedon Moffat and Mitch Parker collected singles. Kurtis Leclaire, with the game’s first goal, and ex-Packer Colin Bradbury early in the second, responded for the Wolves. Perhaps the game can be summed up in a couple of minutes. Lehoux snapped a 2-2 tie 6:05 into the second period on an Arnprior two-man advantage. The Wolves had their own twoman edge about seven minutes

later and couldn’t connect. The Wolves lost the services of defencemen Blake Lemoine and Justin Farrell just minutes apart in the middle frame. Lemoine received five minutes for a checkfrom-behind and a game misconduct, and Farrell was banished on a two-minute hit-from-behind moments later. Jordan Dempster dropped back to join Harris Tripp, Tim Riopelle and Anthony Rea on the blueline. The Packers held a slim advantage on the shots-on-goal chart with 39 compared to Renfrew’s 37. One telling statistic, as it usually is, was powerplay opportunities. The Wolves went 0-for-7. Although the Packers weren’t much better at 1-for-8, the timing of their powerplay goal made all the difference. It doesn’t get a whole lot easier for the Wolves. The Renfrew club travelled to Perth to complete the 2011 portion of the season last night (Wednesday). The 2012 home opener is Sunday, Jan. 8 at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. The Blue Wings make a return visit at 7 p.m. The Wolves trail the Stittsville Royals by two points in the battle for the final playoff spot. Games in hand are evaporating. The Wolves have 14 games remaining and Stittsville 13. One thing in the Wolves favour. If they were to win their game in hand and everything else being equal, they’d have the edge, with one more win than the Royals.

They were never really in a slump, but the Renfrew Bantam Timberwolves did let a couple of leads slip away from them in Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League, games that ended in 5-5 ties. But those leads have computed into victories lately. Renfrew outscored Valley Storm 7-5, and coupled with a 5-2 triumph over the Pembroke Kings, the Bantam Wolves have improved their record to 9-3and-2. Carson Barber had a four goaltwo assist performance against Valley Storm, and also scored in the recent win at Pembroke. Billy Karras added three goals, and John Pettigrew, Justin Knight-Locke, Auston Pierce and Kevin Crozier singles. Carter Blimkie and Colin Schwartz each registered a netminding victory. The Atom Timberwolves doubled Valley Storm 4-2 prior to the Christmas break.

Justin Schutt, Tanton Landriault, Simon Rose and Thomas Barber shared in the goalscoring. Crawford Leavoy added two assists and Jacob Miller backstopped the victory. Alex Paquette had four goals and set up two more in the Peewee Wolves’ 7-1 conquering of the Muskrat Voyageurs. Craig Hiderman, Zach Moran and Charlie Strader pegged singles. Cameron Iob earned the goaltending triumph. Pembroke blanked netminder Chloe Eady and her Minor Midget Timberwolves teammates 7-0. The Kings seem to have the Minor Midget Wolves’ number. The Wolves are 7-4-and-3 in the 201112 season, yet all four defeats and one tie have come to the hands of Pembroke. The Juvenile Timberwolves rolled past Osgoode Rideau 12-5

in the Lanark-Carleton Minor Hockey League Friday at the MaTe-Way Activity Centre. Phil Carter had two goals and set up five. Ryan Cuthill (2G, 2A), Joel Blemkie and Ryan Lennie also notched a pair. Brett Riopelle, Stephen Cuthill, Bradley Oattes and Curtis Millar tabbed singles. Devin Clouthier collected three helpers and Simon Shaw the goaltending victory on 24 saves. In upcoming action, the Minor Midget Wolves host their annual tournament at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre on Saturday, Jan. 7. The Atom Wolves are at home to the Arnprior Packers in league play Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The Juvenile Timberwolves entertain Carleton Place July 7 following the minor midget tournament.

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Jeremy Scobie blocked 26 shots and John Freemark notched two goals to lead B.R. Fulton Construction past the Griffith Timbermart Kings 3-0 in Gentlemen’s hockey action. Tracy Stevens was the other sniper to solve Griffith netminder Bryden Schaap, who made 26 saves. OVP, RUG RATS TIE Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy and the Mid-Town Rug Rats skated to a 2-2 tie. Jeremy Losee had both OVP markers while Mike Gilchrist and Don Griese answered for Mid-Town. Jeremy Scobie made 11 saves for OVP. Mid-Town’s Matt Wolfgram kicked aside 20 shots.

Free skating at MAC Come out and enjoy free public skating sessions each day next week at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. Sponsored sessions are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. • Monday, Jan. 2: Sponsor, Sport Renfrew; • Tuesday, Jan. 3: Renfrew Rusty Blades; • Wednesday, Jan. 4: McGrimmon Holdings; • Thursday, Jan. 5: Renfrew Millionaires; • Friday, Jan. 6: Sport Renfrew.

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SPORT RENFREW’S CHRISTMAS SPIRIT Sport Renfrew did its part to make the Christmas season festive. On Dec. 18, the club handed out $4,550, and that was before their Sunday night bingo. In front row are Malorey Lambert and Savhanna Lambert, $1,050 for Upper Ottawa Valley Ringette; and Abigail Price, Ryan Thibault and Brayden Sparling, $1,500 for Renfrew Youth Bowling; and back row, Jack Collins, $1,000 for the Renfrew Snowsuit Fund; Diana Freitag, $1,000 for Renfrew Victoria Hospital Tree of Lights; Sport Renfrew representative Jack Chevalier; and youth bowling representatives Stephane Lapensee and Kaitlyn Lewis.

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Nice place for those over 50 STEVE NEWMAN

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At 90 years or older, these individuals qualify as honorary members of Renfrew Seniors Club 51. From left, in the front row are Norah Nighbor and Loretta Ballard; back row, Liala Gilchrist, Margaret Barber, George Rand and Mary Rand. Mr. Rand, who is the oldest of the group at 97, has been attending the club with his wife since 1982.

The club’s 55 years old and still going strong, like many of its members. There are nearly 80 members in the club that’s a social home for those 50 or older, but executive members always welcome newcomers. Renfrew Seniors Club 51 members play euchre at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Renfrew Recreation Centre on Argyle Street. There are also May and December banquets, at which cards are played afterwards. And efforts are made to have one trip each year. Membership is $5 per year, with a weekly admission of $3. Honorary members are those who are 90 or older. Their membership

This is the Renfrew Seniors Public Club 51’s executive for 2012. From left, in the front row, are first director Marlyn Brown, second vice-president Beatrice Wilson, president Shirley Deacon and third director Connie Farquharson; back row, treasurer Marilyn Gillespie, secretary Marcella Cybulski, second director Annette Blimkie, third vice-president Margaret MacKenzie and first vice-president Mary Ciphery. and banquets are free, says president Shirley Deacon, “as a token of our appreci-

ation for the support they have given to the club over the years.”

For more information about Club 51, call the president at 613-401-5329.

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The Renfrew detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning consumers to be wary of people phoning, offering to protect your computer from viruses. Do not give these people access to your computer or your credit card information. The computer virus scam is the number one scam in Canada right now. The scam works like this: someone calls you claiming to be able to protect

your computer from viruses. They install software or remotely access your computer with your permission and request payment by credit card. These fraudsters then have access to all the information on your computer, which may include your banking information, and your credit card information. If someone calls you out of the blue offering to provide this kind of help, it’s probably a scam. Remember, it’s not rude

to hang up on someone who’s trying to steal your money and information. Deal with local companies to repair or protect your computer.

More information on this and other frauds is available at the Canadian antifraud website www.canadianantifraud.ca or by calling them at 1-888-495-8501.

Eastern Ontario Development Program Information Workshop:

A happy New Year to all!

Thursday, January 5th, 2012 10am to Noon The Marguerite Centre, 700 Mackay St. Pembroke On Application Deadlines Monday, January 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM Applications are now being accepted for EODP project funding through the Community Futures Development Corporation of Renfrew County 2 International Dr, Pembroke ON K8A 6W5 You are encouraged to get your applications in early. For more information on the Eastern Ontario Development Program, please contact David Wybou at (613) 735-3951, ext. 229 or dvwybou@bellnet.ca and see our website at WWW.RCCFDC.org R0011235156

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Officers from the Killaloe is asked to contact the Killaloe OPP detachment responded to a OPP at 613-757-2600. residential house fire on Round Lake Road about 8 a.m. Christmas Day. A deceased adult female was located at the scene. The Ontario Fire Marshal has been contacted and is attending. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The identity of the victim will be confirmed through a postPrices effective Friday, December 30 mortem, says the until Thursday, January 5, 2012 OPP. Anyone with information about the fire DOWNTOWN RENFREW R0021229566

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Karen Davies, left, Dean of Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley, has a lot to smile about after receiving news from Scotiabank Regional Manager, Peggy Williams, that the bank will be establishing a $200,000 bursary fund to support students who require financial support to help pay their educational expenses. The bursary will be available to students at all of Algonquin’s campuses, including the Pembroke one.

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SAWMILLS from only $3997 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.Nor woodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Brother Colour La- Ext:400OT. ser Printer. Model HL-4040 CDN. AutoBUILDINGS matic Duplexing for 2 STEEL sided printing. Ethernet END OF SEASON network interface. Fast DEALS! Overstock must color and monochrome go - make an offer! printing up to 21 pag- FREE DELIVERY to most CALL TO es per minute. Colour areas. output up to CHECK INVENTORY and FREE BROCHURE 2400x600 DPI. Compatible with USB flash 1-800-668-5111 ext. memory card. Only 170. about one year old. Still have the box. ReWILDLIFE FEEDS tails for $475-$500. Deer & Wild Turkey Asking price $300. survival mixes, whole Call Bob at and rolled corn. 613-257-7862. Alfalfa cubes, mineral and licks. Call Barclay Dick & CAN’T GET UP your Son Farm Supply stairs? Acorn Stairlifts near Douglas. can help? No obligation consultation. Com- 649-2620 or -2440 prehensive warranty. Can be installed in less HUNTING than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6590. Fast Relief the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com. 1-800-765-8660.

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. 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.

3 BDRM WADE AVE family home, large garage, fenced yard, gas heat, $1100/month, available January 1st. Call Peter 432-0319 3 BEDROOM 2 storey townhouse for rent. Available immediately, $789 per month plus utilities. High efficient furnace. Call 613-432-0789. Leave message after hours

3 BEDROOM apartment in house available immediately. Newly renovated, ample parking, $889 per month plus hydro. Heat and water included. Call 613-432-0789. Leave HUNTER SAFETY Ca- message after hours. nadian Firearms Course. Courses and exams held throughout EXECUTIVE 8TH ST the year. Free course if garden home, 2 bdrm, you organize a group, gas heat, 4 appliances $925/mo exams available. Wen- included, da Cochran, available January 1st. Call Peter 432-0319 613-256-2409.

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GOOD SIZED ONE bedroom apartment. Freshly decorated, has gas heat, stove, fridge. FIREARMS WANTED Available now. FOR FEBRUARY 18th 613-432-2852 AUCTION: Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns. As Estate Specialists WE ONE BEDROOM APT, manage sale of regis- central location, secure tered / unregistered building, available imfirearms. Contact Paul, mediately. Phone Switzer’s Auction: Toll- 433-3285 Free 1-800-694-2609, info@switzersaucAPARTMENTS tion.com or www.switFOR RENT zersauction.com. HOUSES FOR RENT

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A MUST SEE HOME!! 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!! Call 613-432-3714 to view

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GREAT GIFT IDEA! Handmade and HandQuilted, Quilts of all Sizes, Baby-size to Queen-sized, starting at $75. (Displayed at McPhail and Perkins Furniture Store, Renfrew). Call Elaine Burke 613-623-7407

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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, close to downtown, $600 monthly, utilities included. 613-432-4186

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TWO BDRM APT, Oak St, fridge, stove, parking. $575/month* “with discount” plus hydro. One year lease. First/last & references r e q u i r e d . 613-433-3053

McGRIMMON HOLDINGS Offering affordable two bedroom apartments.

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.

PAWN SHOP ONLINE: GET CASH FAST! Sell or Get a Loan for your Watch, Jewelry, Gold, Diamonds, Art or Collectibles - From Home! ONLINE: www.PAWNUP.com or T o l l - F r e e : TECHNOLOGIST II - 1-888-435-7870. The City of Regina is looking for a TechnoloHELP WANTED gist II for the Water Operations Branch. For information and to apply visit Careers.Regina.ca, Closing: January 11, 2012.

AZ DRIVERS (2 Yrs. Exp.) AND OWNEROPERATORS REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY for U.S. Cross Border, Domestic. Company Paid Benefits, Bonus & Paid Orientation. Call Bill @ 1-800-265-8789 or 905-457-8789 Ext. 299, Email: willemk@travelers.ca.

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BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. Franchise opportunities now available. Call today For a viewing and for details more information 1-877-388-0123 ext. call 229 or visit our webwww.dollarDerek McGrimmon DON’T JUST VISIT, site: LIVE IT! Agricultural stores.com. 432-1911 placements in EUROPE, UK, AUSTRALIA or MORTGAGES Offering NEW ZEALAND. Wide & LOANS WILSON range of jobs (4-12 affordable SPECIAL INVESTMENTS months) awaiting expeOF RENFREW LTD rienced individuals $$$ 1st & 2nd & Conone bedroom ONE BEDROOM Mortgages, Looking for quiet ages 18-30. AgriVen- struction BACHELOR APTS. of Credit... apartments. business lady or male ture arranges every- Lines Financing. Starting from or senior to rent a thing. Booking now for 95-100% $ For a viewing and BELOW BANK RATES! 650/mo., all inclusive. lovely one bedroom spring departures. Fridge, stove more information apartment right www.agriventure.com. Poor credit & bankrupt& parking. downtown, close to all 1-888-598-4415. Ca- cies OK. No income call Call for available amenities, elevator to nadian farmers looking verification plans. SerDerek McGrimmon dates. your door for an extra hand in vicing Eastern & North613-281-9444 432-1911 Call 613-432-8417 their busy season are ern Ontario. Call Jim (cell) Homeguard make that appointment also invited to apply for Potter, 613-432-8109 X115 to view an international trainee. Funding Ltd. Toll-Free (office) ONE BEDROOM 2nd 312851 1 8 6 6 4 0 3-6639, 613-432-8417 floor apartment, cenemail: jimpotter@qualSPACIOUS 3 BDRM tral, suitable for workNEEDED NOW- AZ itymortgagequotes.ca, apartment in centreing single. 432-7194 Drivers & Owner Ops. www.qualitymortgagetown. Available Jan 1st. LIC LOST & FOUND Great career opportu- quotes.ca, 613-432-2852 nities. We’re seeking #10409. ONE BEDROOM professional safetyApartment, second TWO BDRM APT, minded drivers and $$MONEY$$ Consolifloor, fridge, stove, and $650/month available FOUND owner operators. date Debts Mortgages parking. Suitable for January 1st, fridge and Canon compact flash Cross-border and Intra- to 90% No income, one person. No pets stove, water and heat card in black case. Canada positions Bad credit OK! Better and smoking, referenc- included, non-smoking, Found in vicinity of available. Call Cela- Option Mortgage es. First and last month, no pets, Lisgar and main street a week don Canada, Kitchen- # 1 0 9 6 9 $ 4 3 5 + h y d r o . Bonnechere St N area. ago. Claim at er. 1-800-332-0518 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 8 2 - 11 6 9 Available Feb. 1, C o n t a c t The Renfrew Mercury w w w. c e l a d o n c a n a - www.mor tgageonta2012. 613-432-4387 613-432-3655 705-772-0272 da.com rio.com ONE BEDROOM, large, clean apartment, second floor. 306 Stewart, Renfrew. Private entrance, parking, fridge, stove and air conditioning. No smoking, no pets. Seniors preferred. $600/month plus hydro. First & last month’s rent required. 613-432-7026

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McGregor’s Produce is seeking staff for the summer of 2012. There are two types of positions available: 1. Farm Labour – Picking strawberries, raspberries, beans and other farm labour. 2. Selling produce at our Farm Market Stands throughout the Ottawa Valley. Applicants should be college/university age or older and in good physical health as physical labour is required. Visit our website www.mcgregorsproduce. com for more information to find our application form. Email a completed application form and resume to mcgregorsproduce@gmail.com or mail to: McGregor’s Produce, 351 Lochwinnoch Rd. Braeside, ON, K0A 1G0. HELP WANTED

Sales Associate Wanted St. Jean Flooring, Readers Choice Award 12 years, is seeking a part time sales person. Evenings and Saturdays required. Experience in Flooring an asset. For more info go to stjeanflooring.ca reply to info@stjeanflooring.ca


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Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Shawnalee, Jamie, Cordell and Paddy

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FORREST Graham, Jan 10, 2003 Vera, Dec 29, 2005 In loving memory of a dear Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother and Grandparents Though their grins are gone forever, And their hands we cannot touch, We still have so many memories Of the ones we’ve loved so much. Their memories are our keepsake, With which we’ll never part, God has them in His keeping, We have them in our hearts. You’re always in our thoughts and hearts, The Forrest family and Earl Walsh

You said you wanted to be here to put Rogan on the school bus, This fall she will be going....who knew then that you wouldn’t be here with us. I still get to see you in my dreams...alive and well, Miss you more than words could ever tell. Love you forever and always, Steph

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ELIZABETH LINTON In loving memory of a wife and mother who left us suddenly, too soon, Dec 30, 2004

To the dearest mom this world could hold, With a wonderful heart of gold. To those who knew her, all will know How much we lost “7” years ago. What we would give if we could say, “Hello mom” in the same old way. To hear you laugh and see you smile, To sit with you and talk awhile. So those of you who still have your mom, Cherish her with love and care For you never know the heartache Until you see the empty chair. So until we meet again Always loved and never forgotten Oscar, Lana, Jimmy xoxoxo

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January 1, 2010 God looked around His garden And found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you And lifted you to rest, God’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew you were suffering, He knew you were in pain, He knew that you would never Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, And the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids And whispered “Peace Be Thine”. It broke my heart to lose you But you didn’t go alone For part of me went with you The day God called you home. Always remembered, Forever loved, Your wife and best friend, Heather

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Mercury photo by Peter Clark

VOLUNTEER SERVICE RBC employees who volunteer more than 40 hours per year to an approved charitable organization can apply for funding of up to $500 for that organization. From left are retired RBC employee Barb Symington, RBC Renfrew branch manager Marci Joyce and RVH Auxiliary president Fran Bonner.

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The Bonnechere Manor and its residents are beneficiaries of the RBC Volunteer Grant program. Retired RBC employees Ella Box and Faye Rausch have put in more than the required 40 hours of volunteer services again this, and the Manor will receive $1,000 to help fund its portable keyboard. From left are Bonnechere Manor Auxiliary outgoing president Anne Marie Neff, retired RBC employee Faye Rausch, manager of client care Bernadette Reinert, retired RBC employee Ella Box, and Bonnechere Manor Auxiliary incoming president Lois Gillespie.

Manor benefits from RBC RBC’s Employee Volunteer Grants Program recognizes employees and retirees for the good work they do in their personal time, by volunteering in their communities. Employees and retirees who donate more than 40 hours per year to a charitable organization can apply for a grant of up to $500 for their organization. Through the program, RBC Renfrew presented a cheque of $1,000 to the Bonnechere Manor Auxiliary in recognition of the volunteer hours retired employees Faye Rausch and Ella Box have given to the manor. The two retired employees have volunteered well over the required 40 hours to receive a cheque for $500 apiece. Both had requested that their funds go to the manor auxiliary in support of the portable keyboard which will be used often to the delight of residents, staff and visitors alike at the Manor. Since 1999, RBC has made more than 17,000 grants and donated in excess of $8.5 million in celebration of employees’ volunteer efforts.

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291 Plaunt St. S. Rev. Russell Wardell Rev. Susan Tough Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Nursery available Wheelchair Accessible Loop Hearing System Upgraded Sound System Church Office 613-432-2285 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call if transportation required

Ministers: The Reverends Brian and Alison Sharpe Organist: Mrs. Elizabeth Brumm, H.B.Mus., A.R.CT.(2)

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St. James Lutheran 66 Elgin Ave. E. 432-5078 Pastor Cathy McCaig Sunday, January 1 10:30 – worship with Holy Communion

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Hebron Christian Reformed Church Pastor David Tigchelaar 433-3598 431 Albert St. Sunday 10 a.m. Worship Service – Nursery Available Sunday School During Service Coffee Break Women’s Interfaith Bible Study Wednesday mornings From 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Story Hour and Nursery for Children 5 yrs. and under Available Everyone is welcome _____________________________

The United Church of Canada BRAESIDE PASTORAL CHARGE Rev. Dr. Richard Hollingsworth 623-2360 Glasgow – 9:00 am Castleford – 10:00 am Braeside – 11:00 am Sunday School During Service _____________________________

Elmwood Bible Chapel 200 Francis St. 432-4572 432-3087 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. – Bible Study, Prayer 9:30 a.m. – The Lord’s Supper 11:00 a.m. – Family Bible Hour and Sunday School _____________________________

The Salvation Army 8 Argyle St. at Munroe Corps Officer/Pastor SUNDAY SERVICE 10 A.M. Women’s Ministry Men’s Ministry Bible Study 613-432-7721 All Are Welcome!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 10 am If transportation is needed, please call Shirley at the Church Office 432-5452. Wheelchair Accessibility EVERYONE WELCOME Come join us in worship “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the Lord’s house’.” (Psalm 122:1) Good News Bible

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Renfrew Baptist Church Corner of Plaunt & Railway 432-4266 Rev. Tom Smith SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 11:00 a.m. – Worship All Are Welcome _____________________________

The Anglican Church of Canada ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE Corner Argyle St. at Patrick Phone 432-3062 Ministry Rev’d. Cathy McCaig with the members of the Parish.

Sunday, January 1, 2012 8am service cancelled 10:30am Joint Morning Worship Service/Holy Communion with members of St. James Lutheran Church Come and worship _____________________________

The Roman Catholic Community OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH 100 Lisgar Avenue, West 432-8525 Saturday 7:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH 331 Plaunt Street, South 432-5825 Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m.

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County leads way in faith diversity RAY PARCHELO Red Maple

In a quiet corner of Admaston-Bromley, Renfrew’s small Buddhist congregation put Renfrew County into the records of Eastern Ontario’s faith history. The Red Maple congregation, the first and only permanent lay Buddhist group in rural eastern Ontario, recently held a unique and special ceremony. The ceremony, called jukai, or Going for Refuge, was performed for the first time in Renfrew County, and was the first- ever performed in Canada for this tradition. The refuge ceremony, which has a similar goal and format to adult baptism in Christianity, is the way an individual member announces their commitment to follow the teachings of the faith. It involves the declaration before fellow Buddhists of the person’s intentions. To symbolize this statement, the individual receives a kesa, a kind of collar worn for any faith event, a nenju, a set of beads, and, perhaps the most important, a new faith name. Performing the ceremony for the first time himself was Renfrew and Canada’s first Tendai Buddhist priest, Rev. Innen Parchelo, a resident of Admaston-Bromley Township. He founded and has led the congregation for the past 10 years. He was recently authorised to perform the Refuge ceremony by Ven. Monshin Naamon, the spiritual head of Tendai Buddhism, and

its Secretary General for North America and Europe. He becomes one of only a few dozen Westerners approved to perform Tendai jukai. In their practice centre, just outside of Renfrew, he invested Renfrew resident Candice Dick. Dick, a retired social worker, has been a member of Red Maple for nearly two years. “It was important for me to express my dedication to this Way.” she said. “It shows me and others how much I have gained from this practice, and, I hope, will inspire others to follow it as well.” Dick received her new name, Jisei, which means gentle compassion. Following the ceremony, Jisei Dick, her husband Mel, and fellow members of Red Maple, who come from all over Renfrew County and Ottawa, celebrated with their monthly community brunch. The Red Maple Congregation is a community of Buddhist practitioners and their friends. It gathers every Saturday to learn how to practise and present the teachings of the Buddhas in our lives and Renfrew County. It provides introductory and intermediate instruction in Buddhist practices, as well as opportunities to practise and to serve in the community. Red Maple welcomes all and does not require any exclusive commitments of faith. Those interested in more information on Red Maple can call Innen Parchelo at 613-433-9405 or visit their website at www. realperson.com.

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Mercury photo by Steve Newman

BOOK SIGNING Co-author David Abraham looks on as Susan Veale signs a copy of For Love of God for Karen Bancroft of White Lake. The book signing took place at Pura Vida store Dec. 17. For more details, see the feature in the Dec. 15 Renfrew Mercury or visit the rural north link on www.yourottawaregion.com. To learn more about the authors or to order the book, published last month by General Store Publishing House in Renfrew, visit www. forloveofgod.com.


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Pontiac artists’ group wins award At a gala event in Gatineau Nov. 9 honouring artists from the region, the Pontiac Artists’ Association (PAA) was recognized by the Outaouais Foundation for Arts, Letters and Culture (FALCO). The Prix Régions, presented by Outaouais CLD’s, is awarded to a person or organization who has had a significant impact on the local, national or interna-

tional cultural scene. The award includes a $1,000 cash prize. The prize was awarded to the PAA for its 2011 Artists’ Residency Week, which took place the last week of July 2011. Visiting artists from outside the region were invited to share art and techniques with their counterparts in the Pontiac. They were hosted by PAA members.

Each day began with a presentation and then moved to a location in the Pontiac chosen for its beauty or cultural importance. The week culminated with the artists sharing their new work with the public at the Stone School Gallery in Portage-duFort. Watch the website www.artpontiac.com for Residency 2012 information in January.

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR • Ring in 2012 at Countdown for a Cause. Team Diabetes New Year’s Eve dance at Renfrew Armouries. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Live music by Forty Creek. Late lunch catered by Margi’s.

Jan. 5 (Renfrew Millionaires) 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 (Sport Renfrew) 1 to 2:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 • The Renfrew Curling Rink Little Rock and Junior Program will start on Thursday, Jan 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. Age 6-18 years. Anyone wishing to join, call the curling rink at 613-432-5001. Instruction and equipment are provided.

For more, contact Barry Sansom at 613433-9038.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8 • The January Valley Singles Lunch will be held at Rocky Mountain House Restaurant in Renfrew on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 12:30 p.m. For information call Fay at 613-2568117 or Johanna at 613-432-7622.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11

• Renfrew Silver Seniors noon luncheon at the Renfrew Legion. Come join, membership only $5.

• Job Search and the Internet from 1 to 4 p.m. Drop in to Employment Networks or call 613-432-3424 to register for the workshop.

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• At the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre: Monday, Jan. 2 (sponsor Sport Renfrew) 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 3 (Rusty Blades) 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 4 (McGrimmon Holdings) 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Thursday,

• The Renfrew Freemasons are putting on a lunch at noon at the Rocky Mountain House Restaurant. Gentlemen interested in learning about freemasonry are invited. Wives and girlfriends are welcome.

• WHMIS Certificate from 1 to 4 p.m. Get the information needed to work safely with controlled products in your workplace. Employment Networks at 613-4323424 to register for the workshop.

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RVH RAFFLES OFF A HOUSE The Renfrew Victoria Hospital Auxiliary held its final draws for the Victorian Miniature House Raffle Lottery at the RVH cafeteria Dec. 15, including the big draw. Kristen Mittap of Eganville was the grand prize winner of the miniature house. Marie Brydges of Renfrew won the second prize of $1,000, while Ellen Bennett of Eganville was the recipient of the third prize of $500. Funds raised from the tickets go to the RVH Auxiliary’s $150,000 commitment to the CT Fund at RVH. From left are RVH foundation director Barb Desilets, RVH Auxiliary president Fran Bonner, auxiliary board members Pat Blandford and Barb Symington, and Gail Deline, who built the miniature house. The auxiliary thanks Wendy Scully of Stone Meadows’ Kitchen Shop, where the house was on display, and all other outlets that solid tickets throughout the year.

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