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For the first time since 2000, voters may have a close election in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. At least that’s the thinking of many residents who have expressed frustration with Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant’s February comments about search-and-rescue operations in Newfoundland. Critics called her comments insensitive and uninformed; Prime Minister Stephen Harper called Gallant’s remarks incomprehensible; and Gallant said the mediamanufactured event missed the point, namely that efforts are still needed to improve helicopter search-and-rescue response times in Atlantic Canada. Critics refer to Gallant’s recent comments as another gaff in a continuing line of inappropriate comments, including ones about abortion and allegedly-homophobic remarks about Liberal MP Bill Graham. Two of MP Gallant’s biggest critics, understandably, are local opponents, Liberal candidate Christine Tabbert and former local Liberal MP and now Independent candidate Hec

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raising taxes after the election. “Dalton McGuinty will say just about anything to get re-elected, but Ontario families are tired of being disrespected with broken promises. Dalton McGuinty is not fooling anyone,” said Yakabuski. NDP leader Andrea Horwath said the budget shows the Liberals are out of touch with the pressures facing Ontario families. “The premier says he’s turning a corner, but most families feel like they’ve been left by the side of the road while he drives by,” she is quoted as saying. Instead of “giving away” corporate tax incentives, the budget should have contained help for families coping with job losses and high electric bills, Horwath said. PC leader Tim Hudak warned that if history is any indicator, the spending increases in Tuesday’s “pre-election budget” will be followed by new tax increases after the election if the Liberals are re-elected. However, the Liberals point out they eliminated the $5.5 billion deficit inherited from the Mike Harris/Ernie Eaves Conservative governments and delivered three balanced budgets before incurring a deficit when the global recession hit. In the budget, the Liberals say they have laid out a “realistic and respon-

sible plan” to eliminate the deficit by 2017-18 at a faster rate than they previously projected. While doing so, they plan to invest more than $35 billion in infrastructure, including $12.8 billion in 201112, to create and preserve more than 300,000 jobs. The deficit for 2010-11 is projected to be $16.7 billion, which is $3 billion lower than outlined in the 2010 budget, mainly due to a $2.6 billion drop in program expenses. Among the key elements of the budget are money to support clean energy manufacturers and for implementation of a new risk management program for cattle, hog, sheep and veal farmers, which is gaining praise from some farm groups. Through the Open Ontario plan announced in the budget, the government says it will ensure a college or university space is available for every qualified Ontario student by creating more than 60,000 additional spaces by 2015-16. The government’s goal is to raise the province’s postsecondary attainment rate to 70 per cent. However, critics argued that creating more spaces won’t help if students can’t afford to enroll in the courses. See ‘Budget’, Page 4

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Once upon a time, the employment scene in Renfrew looked very different. The vision was of a large industrial park on the town’s outer edge, filled with large plants and steady payrolls. It was the 1980s – a time of economic boom. But bust lay just around the corner. One generation later, a core of strong companies remain, but the O’Brien Road lands once earmarked as an industrial park is now the town’s big box commercial centre. And health-care jobs are emerging as the rock in a stormy sea of ever-changing economic forces. *** In the office of new Renfrew Industrial Commission general manager Dave Lemkay, a map of the world adorns one wall. Instead of a push pin, a tiny Town of Renfrew pin marks the point of his new focus. That focus is all about finding, and sustaining, local jobs. Lemkay says there’s no doubt that Renfrew’s increase in retail activity has a positive effect on many households. But, he adds, that’s little consolation for the loss of higher-paying manufacturing jobs that have been lost over the years. Lemkay notes a “whole new paradigm” in terms of permanent versus contract or casual positions. “Benefits that my generation have taken for granted are beyond reach for so many young people entering (or already in) the workforce,” he says. But he is keen about the potential of existing local industries, like nearby Ensyn Technologies. “`In the case of Ensyn, they turn that … into that,”` he says, setting two small jars onto his desk.

Renfrew Victoria Hospital is one of the town’s major employers, providing jobs to more than 400 people. Mercury photo by Lucy Hass

Institutions provide stability in uncertain times Institutions such as hospitals, seniors home and schools play a major role in the local employment picture. At the end of 2010 Renfrew Victoria Hospital had a payroll of $24,903,000. In March there were 404 employees of which 126 were full-time and 278 parttime. Those numbers have remained fairly contact in recent years. At the Bonnechere Manor, operated by the County of Renfrew, there are 230 employees, 86 of whom are full-time. In the summer the workforce jumps One contains hardwood; the other is a dark liquid labelled pyrolysis oil. The nutriceutical is used to add smoke flavour to food but its greatest potential lies in its biomass potential as an alternative fuel. “This place is crazy busy,” he adds, describing some of the current initiatives from website improvements to tourism

to about 255 as a result of temporary contracts. The manor’s salaries total $9,678,461. At the privately-owned Quail Creek Retirement Centre there are 28 full- and part-time positions, plus six managers. Groves Park Lodge has 110 employees, 38 of which are full-time positions. There are also part-time and casual positions. And, of course, the seven schools within the town’s boundaries are also major employers in Renfrew. upgrades such as coloured floodlights that will shine from the Renfrew Hydro building onto the Bonnechere River. Lemkay realizes the industrial commission’s job is so much beyond bringing in jobs. It’s about retaining jobs as well.` He is also a proponent of the buy-local concept. “There’s nothing you can`t buy locally,

RETAIL MATTERS The impact of Renfrew’s retail sector’s impact on the local economy is obvious, as a drive through the chain of parking lots from No Frills to Canadian Tire will clearly attest. But the retail impact is nothing new. Ever since Renfrew’s earliest days, the downtown core has been an attraction to shoppers. The downtown remains a vibrant hub of commerce with shops, restaurants, hairdressers, a movie theatre, banks and other services providing various levels of employment. And in the heart of the community, in Low Square, sits the heart of municipal government. Municipally, the Town of Renfrew’s 2010 payroll was just over $4 million. That figure, however, includes the earnings of five full-time and four part-time day care staff that no longer exist since the closure of the municipal centre. The number of people employed by the town is otherwise fairly static: 57 fulltime, 28 part-time (including crossing guards), 13 summer students and seven members of town council. When Canada’s last national survey was taken in 2006, Statistics Canada set Renfrew’s unemployment rate at 6.5 per cent. The bulk of jobs were in manufacturing (820) and the balance in: retail trade (605), business services (460), health care and social services (345), construction (320), educational service (155), wholesale trade (135), agriculture and other resource-based industries (110), finance and real estate (85) and other services (600). The highest number of male jobs (560) were in the manufacturing sector, while the most female jobs, other than in the category described as other services (355) were in retail trade (320). When the next survey is complete in May, its findings will surely paint a fresh picture of labour force activity in the town. And Renfrew residents will, as always, keep working toward a stronger community and brighter future.

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Campaign gearing up Continued from front Harper expressed disappointment at that turn of events, but Clouthier says that’s just posturing, citing the millions of dollars in TV ads the Conservatives have run the last few months. All each party had to do was compromise a bit, to keep Parliament sitting, said Clouthier. As it was, the dissolution of Parliament came after the longest-running minority government in Canadian history. “Harper put forward a poison-pill budget that didn’t bring down the government, but it would have if the no-confidence vote hadn’t passed,” said Clouthier, 61. “I believe Harper wanted the election.” The 50-year-old Conservative MP disagrees. “There were no poison pills in that budget, and Prime Minister Harper asked everyone for input, and everyone did provide input, but the Liberals,” insisted Gallant. “What we do that contrasts with the Liberals is we have kept taxes low. Last year, even though there was a lot of stimulus spending, we reduced the deficit by 25 per cent. “And if we stay the course in 2011 we’ll reduce it another 25 per cent.” Meanwhile, the Conservatives are easily the most popular party, according to recent national polls. But those numbers typically change during an election, as the party in power loses a few percentage

points, says Clouthier. But will the Conservatives lose enough seats to make a Liberal minority government possible, or gain a handful to earn a Conservative majority? In the last federal election, in 2008, the Conservatives won their second straight minority with 143 of 308 seats. The Liberals took 77 seats, Bloc Québecois 49, New Democratic Party 37 and Independents 2. After knocking on the doors of Renfrew County residents for several months, Tabbert says she’s hearing much more needs to be done by the local MP to create jobs for youth and economic stability for seniors. Support for seniors, said the 38-yearold lawyer, will happen with the help of the Liberals’ family care plan that allows family members to take time off work to look after aging relatives. GREEN PARTY, NDP CANDIDATES

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Federal Liberal candidate Christine Tabbert walks through the parking lot at the myFM The Green Party candidate is Rosanne Home Show. Tabbert, who was canvassing in Renfrew most of last Saturday, is accompaVan Schie, an economic development ad- nied by volunteer and Renfrew Collegiate Institute student Brandon Walsh and campaign visor for the Algonquin First Nation of manager Henry Wright. MP Cheryl Gallant was also campaigning at the home show. Wolf Lake, near the north side of Algonquin Park. ensure our government acts with a sense seeking the New Democratic Party candiWith a family of three children, van of duty and responsibility. dacy this Saturday. Schie operates a 400-acre farm. The bilinBurton, who at age 25 was elected to “Proroguing Parliament should no longual Green Party member also has a his- ger be an option,” she added, referring Arnprior council in 2006, says Michael tory of involvement with forest-related to the PM’s proroguing of Parliament in Ignatieff and the Liberals are part of the issues and says, in a news release, that 2008 and 2009. problem in Ottawa. “stronger representation and mechanism Other candidates on the ballot may See ‘Federal Campaign’, page 6 are needed in the House of Commons to include Eric Burton of Arnprior who’s


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Former Arnprior councillor Eric Burton is expected to be named the New Democratic Party federal candidate for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke this Saturday. As of Wednesday, Burton, 30, was the only declared candidate for the nomination. Party members will gather at the Cobden Agricultural Hall at 3:30 p.m. April 2 to hold their annual meeting and pick a candidate. The party’s constitution allows candidates to be nominated from the floor of the meeting. Labour Council member Ethel Lavallay of Whitney had filed papers indicating she was running for the nomination, but illness in the family has prompted her to withdraw. Sue McSheffrey, who has represented the NDP in the past three elections, said she will not run this time. The nominating meeting will follow a forum on agriculture organized by the party a couple of months ago. Burton, who at age 25 was elected to Arnprior council in 2006, says Michael Ignatieff and the Liberals are part of the prob-

Election briefs Continued from Page 4 The Liberals are holding a fundraiser for their RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke candidate in Toronto April 7. The ‘An Evening for Christine Tabbert’ is being held at the offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin in the Adelaide Centre on Bay Street. It features former Liberal cabinet ministers James S. Peterson and Bill Graham. Tickets to the event titled “in support of the next Member of Parliament for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke” cost $250 each. **** CBC News launched a new initiative Saturday called Vote Compass Canada to involve citizens in the election campaign. CBC is partnering with the University of Toronto on what

Federal campaign Continued from Page 5 “For two years Michael Ignatieff has given Stephen Harper a free pass − without getting anything in return for Canadians,” said Burton in a news release. “He thinks we won’t notice that his record and his words don’t match. “He voted time and again to give corporate tax handouts to

lem in Ottawa. “For two years Michael Ignatieff has given Stephen Harper a free pass − without getting anything in return for Canadians,” said Burton in a news release. “He thinks we won’t notice that his record and his words don’t match. He voted time and again to give corporate tax handouts to banks and oil companies and keep Stephen Harper in power.” In contrast, Burton argues that businesses in the Ottawa Valley are driven by a hard working and educated work force, natural resources, and stable democratic institutions. “That is why it is so important that we make protecting and developing these assets our economic priorities,” he said. Burton, a father of three, said he decided to run after being inspired by NDP leader Jack Layton’s leadership in bringing forward concrete budget proposals that could help Canadians in tough economic times. “Jack’s record speaks for itself,” said Burton. “He’s always put practical results for Canadians ahead of partisan politics in Ottawa. He has proven to be someone you can trust to work with others to

it’s calling a “unique interactive tool that makes your politics personal to help you decide come decision day.” Vote Compass lets voters pinpoint where their views and values align with the political parties. It also will help the CBC news teams to better understand what Canadians are thinking and feeling. It can be accessed at CBCNews. ca/canadavotes. **** The candidates attempting to seat incumbent Cheryl Gallant have an uphill battle if the results of the last election on Oct. 14, 2008 are any indication. In Renfrew-Nipissing, Gallant received 28,908 votes (61.1 per cent), Liberal Carole Devine 9,737 (20.6%), NDPer Sue McSheffrey 5,175 (10.9%), Green’s Ben Hoffman 3,201 (6.8%) and Independent Denis Gagne 293 (.6%).

banks and oil companies and keep Stephen Harper in power.” In contrast, Burton argues that Ottawa Valley businesses are driven by a hard working and educated work force, natural resources, and stable democratic institutions. “That is why it is so important that we make protecting and developing these assets our economic priorities,” said the Arnprior resident.

tackle problems and find solutions. “ Burton was born and raised in Arnprior, where he grew up playing hockey and golf throughout the valley. His family has deep roots in the Arnprior area, where he has been an active member of the community as an athlete, volunteer and community leader. After graduating from Carleton University in Political Science, he led the development of Arnprior’s award winning youth program, while sitting on a number of volunteer boards, including the Renfrew County United Way and the Arnprior Hospital Partners in Caring Foundation. In his professional career, he has played a lead role in developing programs for charities including the Ottawa Regional

Cancer Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. During his council term he championed sustainable economic development through investment readiness, entrepreneur mentorship and supporting small businesses. Burton and his wife, Mandi, live with their three children Hana (5) Elijah (3) and Avery (7 months) in Arnprior. He is the founder and co-chair of the Greater Arnprior Environmental Action Council and an active member of the Arnprior Optimist Club. After serving one term on Arnprior council, Burton ran for reeve in last October’s election and finished a close second to Walter Stack. – With files from Steve Newman

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Whitewater backs Ottawa River designation by 4-2 vote LUCY HASS

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Township of Whitewater Region council has supported heritage designation of the Ottawa River, but not unanimously. Mayor Jim Labow joined councillors Joey Trimm. Izett McBride and Cathy Regier to support the designation while Daryl McLaughlin and Allen Dick voted against. Reeve Don Rathwell missed the vote as he was representing council at another event the same night in Cobden. Coun. Trimm led the case for the designation. “I know that all of us are very wary of government, at every level, becoming more involved in our affairs,” he said. “People have played on these fears,” he said, citing “all kinds of hearsay and misrepresentation.” Trimm said he took to time to learn more and doesn’t know how many times it can be said that the recognition has no legal authority. He said the designation changes no other provincial, municipal or federal law. “So the question is, why do it?” The analogy I see is like someone who has served in the military with distinction. This is a medal for the Ottawa River because it was so important to our heritage. It recognizes, so no one forgets how important the Ottawa River is,” he told council. “I would really like to see our river, that I grew up beside, get a medal,” he added. “It’s a voluntary program, so the people need to want it. I’m one of those people.” Coun. Dick was skeptical. “Why would people come to me about this? That’s the question I have,” Dick said. He said he regularly gets calls from people who are concerned about the potential impact designation might have on their property. “A lot of people aren’t aware of the pros and cons,” he said. “What restrictions does it cause?” Dick asked. “According to the report (from county council), it’s not supposed to do anything. It would not affect existing law,” Mayor Labow replied. “We should make damn sure

for the people who have properties on the river,” Dick concluded. Coun. McLaughlin also wanted more answers and said he, too, had quite a few phone calls from concerned citizens. “I think we need some more information before we agree,” said McLaughlin, who suggested Fred Blackstein attend to answer questions. That idea was rejected, doubting more could be added to the Renfrew County report upon which council’s endorsement is based. FEAR OF LAND USE RESTRICTION Fear of potential restriction on development has put a rezoning application in Whitewater Township on ice. Council voted to table an application to rezone a parcel of land from rural to extractive industrial reserve after adjacent landowners approached council, fearful the change will drop property value and restrict use of their lands. The purpose of the setback requirements is to protect any existing aggregate resource. Property owner Dean Termarsch, who lives adjacent to the land in question, was first to present his concerns. And by the end of the discussion, he had agreed to represent a group of landowners sharing his concern. Termarsch doubted the verity of the aggregate mapping from North Development and Mines. “I think the County of Renfrew is wrong with their maps. There’s no aggregate there,” he said. “Do it right,” he advised. “If you’re going to make this decision you need better information.” A meeting will be arranged to address those issues, including the township, County of Renfrew officials and the Ministry of Natural Resources. Coun. Trimm said if there is a mistake with mapping, there should be some way of making changes. “We can complain and object but we can’t decide,” Trimm said. “But we can support you.” He meanwhile noted that the information has been available since 1978 and was updated in 2003. “This was all public and there were public meetings held,” he noted, adding those earlier sessions were very poorly attended. “Hopefully, after this meeting, it will bring awareness to people that you have to come out to the meetings,” Trimm said.

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OTHER BUSINESS In other business on its March Mercury photo by Lucy Hass 23 agenda, council passed a byJoey Trimm supports heritage des- law to appoint the county’s weed ignation for the Ottawa River.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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fter months of running television election ads, the Conservative Party of Canada finally got the election it wanted. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is thirsting for a majority. Of course, it took pushing the Speaker of the House to rule the Conservative Party in contempt of Parliament for failing to provide vital information to pull out the straw that broke the camel’s back. So on Monday, May 2 we head to the polls. For openers, let’s call a spade a spade. Do we want a spring federal election – no. Do we need a spring federal election – yes. This minority parliament has proven that it’s dysfunctional, and it has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that it cannot work in its current form. Now the spin doctors are trying to place blame for the election squarely in the laps of the federal Opposition parties. But anyone who watches television knows better. Big Conservative bucks have already been spent on a flurry of attack ads against Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff, and big taxpayers’ dollars used to sell the Conservative’s Economic Action Plan to Canadians. During the campaign, the truth will be aired. And it will, hopefully, be made clear exactly who has been wooing who all these years, and in the years leading up to the Conservative-Reform-Alliance merger. The strategy of making the definition of coalition the focus of this campaign is a pretty shrewd attempt to deflect attention away from the real issues. But will Canadians bite? Elections matter because they are a forum to deal in reality – a temporary pause in the incessant nastiness that we call the House of Commons these days. And in the end, most voters are sharper than most politicians give them credit for. To rephrase an old saying goes, we were all born – but it wasn’t yesterday. A key debate will be on the economy – a good time to discuss how Canada was able to enter the recession in such good financial standing and how the “cushion” past Tory parties chided as unnecessary budget surplus eventually came in pretty darn handy. Whatever happened to giving credit where credit is due? In politics, it doesn’t exist.

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To the editor: I read with great interest the article on the refurbishing of the Calabogie Ice Rink. Back in 1948 (?) I was among the volunteers who helped shovel saw dust for the original ice base. My, how things have changed! I have in my livingroom a painting done by local Bogie artist, Dwyene MacNabb. It also shows the Church of the Most Precious Blood in the background. The family gave me a painting, also by the same artist, of the Calabogie shoreline showing the Legris Hotel (I lived there), Box’s general store, Moran’s house, and Pinkham’s house next to the White Church. Thanks for the memories. Don ‘Cal’ Legree Oshawa

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Pondering politics from the Peace Tower Just a few hours after Prime Minister Stephen Harper set the wheels in motion for Canada’s 41st federal election, I stood in the Peace Tower of the Parliament building and watched. People mingled, read plaques and snapped photos of the majestic, historic Ottawa River. Sitting on the floor by one window, two little girls huddled and chatted with the kind of giddy contentment known only by children. There was an air of quiet awe, reverence and respect. Yes, respect. So as Canadians lurched into 36 days of down-anddirty, war-room electioneering, I was left wonder-

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ing, whatever became of respect? Thirty-some years ago our college journalism class travelled from North Bay to Parliament Hill. The place seemed so important. But age and cynicism have taken their toll; deepened by too many years of hypocrisy and half-truths by the people entrusted with our future. Saturday, before heading to Ottawa, I watched the election-call press conferences at home in Renfrew. First press conferences in any election race are always rife with fear

mongering and mindless messaging as leaders take their platforms for a test drive around the block. Unfortunately, this election campaign opened with disappointment as the prime minister said Canadians don’t care that he just made history by presiding over the first government ever to be ruled in contempt of Parliament. For me, it was a sad moment in time. But perhaps correct. There are so many big issues to consider: jobs, deficit reduction, pensions, taxes, health care, the environment, accountability and funding prisons, fighter jets and war. And against that sorry backdrop, the early chatter

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was all about coalition. At its core, this election really is a monumental clash of the coalitions: right versus centrist-left. Who could ever forget the grand love-in called the Conservative/Reform/Alliance merger? It was a clear partnership cobbled together by a fractured right to create a viable option to challenge the Liberals. One would have to be delusional to think the far right isn’t still an integral part of today’s new Conservative Party. So if coalition is the Liberal bogeyman this go-round, then far-right extremists remain the bogeymen in the Conservative camp. See ‘Peace’, Page 11 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.


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When do we say, enough! To the editor: Remember when we were kids and you were eating the play-dough, picking your nose or fighting a sibling and were told “No! That’s enough, you don’t do that.” It was an example of basic human growth, understanding, moral ethics and that some acts are unacceptable. We relied on someone with wisdom and common sense to set us straight. The politicians and banks are eating the play-dough and there is nobody to call them on it. The way the governments represent themselves is embarrassing. This is best portrayed through their debating techniques and belittling of each other. The banks smile and think they are doing us favours while their hidden fees and control over society’s finances are crippling this country. I know there that everyone has their own battles but this is one of mine and it has to be addressed. I own an independent full serve retail gas station in Renfrew Ontario and I have had enough of taking the heat for high gas prices at the pumps. I refuse to get beat up day in day out working 70 to 80 hrs a week trying to make a living while those who are rolling in the money I earn for them sit untouched. The following are facts and personal information relating to my business and the fuel industry that the majority of Canadians do not realize and I have attempted to be as accurate as I possibly can. All prices are figured with a 3.6 cents/litre mark-up, which is accomplished on a good day. A large problem in the fuel industry is the credit card companies and the charges they bring with them. My POS (credit card machine) system costs me 12 cents per debit transaction, and 1.65 per cent of total sale on all credit card sales. The fees are strangling our profits because the mark-up is volumebased and the fees are percentage-based. People are running on credit these days and are encouraged to use their credit cards daily through heavy advertising and promotions. When the price was 90 cents per litre, a $100 sale at the pumps would give the customer 111.1 litres, it would give me a profit of $3.99 cents of which the bank fee would be $1.65 if the customer pays with a credit card, therefore reducing my profit to $2.34 on that sale less expenses. With rising prices, the banks are making more and the business owners less and less. The price today is $1.229 cents/ litre. On the same $100.00 sale the customer now gets 81.36 litres, I get $2.93 of which the bank still gets $1.65 thus reducing my profit to $1.28 before expenses on that sale.

Credit card companies should not be able to encourage people to use their cards then take a percentage of my profits. They should be the same as a debit card transaction and charge a fixed amount per use. Debit is 12 cents so the credit card transaction fee should be 25 cents MAX per use. Not accepting credit cards is not an option in today’s society. This is how customers pay on an average day (03/08/11): 38% credit card/30% debit card/32% cash or cheque. (Note: Bank charges a fee per dollar for excessive cash deposits) Then there is the government, which is charging taxes on top of taxes on the fuel. Here are some figures from a recent invoice. * Numbers based on a one-litre sale in March 2011: Breakdown per litre: Rack pricing $0.770 Fuel supplier mark-up $0.013 Excise tax $0.100 Provincial fuel tax $0.147 Average retail mark-up $0.036 HST on fuel $0.101 HST on TAX $0.032 HST on mark-up $0.0047 Price at my full serve station $1.204/ litre. A not-so-funny fact: Ontario average fuel consumption with relation to the product displayed in this letter is 15.7 billion litres in 2009 according to Stats Can. Therefore the government is roughly making an extra 50.2 million dollars annually by charging Ontario consumers tax on tax with relation to fuel purchases. On a $100 sale of gas at 120.4 cents per litre, when the customer pays by credit card, the customer receives 83.06 litres of fuel, the government makes $32.08, the bank makes $1.65 and I make $1.34. Out of my $1.34 per given scenario, I still have to pay a rental fee for the POS machine plus paper, pay an employee, electricity, pump maintenance and tank upgrades. I am not surprised people wonder why small full serve gas stations don’t exist anymore. You might be wondering how this will affect the near future if things don’t change so here is a taste of things to come. • inevitable closing or restructuring of small businesses; • talks of a carbon tax to be added to the fuel and HST applied to it as well; • weaker economy; and • less jobs. Now what do we do? Who is going to stand up and say, enough! Keith Gourley Gourley’s Variety, Renfrew

Kudos to Calabogie Peaks To the editor: What a great job Paul and Liz Murphy and their staff have done to the Peaks this year. The hill improvements, the snow making equipment, (which was still making snow as of last week), and efforts to keep the hill open longer for our enjoyment. Will we be able to brag about being the only hill in the Ottawa Valley still open in April? You bet we will. The conditions this past weekend (Mar 25-28) were just like mid-February. I have

skied over 40 days this year and I must say the past two weekends have been nothing but great for this late in the season. The weather may be getting a little warmer and spring clean up might be on your agenda, but if you are an avid skier, I would strongly suggest to put spring chores aside and try the hill one more time this year. I know I will. Great job to all at the Peaks involved in extending our season. Bernie Mahusky Renfrew

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After publishing some personal opinions about the Ottawa River Heritage Site designation - lets examine the Natural Resources Ministry who apparently think they can do whatever they want - whenever they want - and the public be damned. For example - we have the decades long program the Ministry has engaged in at Cobden - where they continue to stock thousands of trout against the wishes of area residents who realized Muskrat Lake has always been an abundant source of various fish - due to the huge quantities of Rainbow Smelt that became landlocked in it after the Champlain Sea receded - and as smelt were a very prolific food source - other fish in the lake flourished also. Indeed - for century’s first nations people came from miles around to camp at the southern end of the lake and avail themselves of its bounty - something even Samuel de Champlain noted in his 1615 diary. Now fast - forward to the 1850’s when settlers first began harvesting smelt that spawned every spring in Muskrat Lake’s east bank creeks after their waters warmed up. And these little fish were so prolific that even in my lifetime it was still possible to fill barrels with them every spring without adversely affecting their numbers. However this changed in the middle 1950’s after Ontario’s Lands and Forest Ministry began stocking Muskrat Lake with trout - despite concerned area sportsmen and the conservation club – who thought Pickerel should be stocked instead - because these old timers knew full well what lake trout would do to the indigenous smelt. Nevertheless the Ministry stocked lake trout - who immediately set about gorging themselves - with the result that within a decade or so - fishermen began to notice daily smelt catch’s were dropping off - and they didn’t need university degrees to figure out why. Eventually catches of other fish began dropping off also - and that’s when area anglers began voicing serious concerns about the Resource Ministry’s stocking program in Muskrat Lake. Undaunted the Natural Resources Ministry kept stocking them anyway - while increasing numbers of angry fishermen watched while their traditional winter smelt fishery was slowly being depleted by lake trout. Can you just imagine how many Rainbow Smelt multiple thousands of voracious lake trout consume 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year - its mind boggling - and its been going on for decades to the detriment of the smelt - who are completely without sanctuary - because they must inhabit the same deep waters trout require also. This has led to a scenario - where the smelt never get a chance to rebound - because the Ministry continues to routinely dump thousands of trout in the lake. As a result a great many people (local and otherwise) who used to enjoy ice fishing all winter long - no longer do so - as they don’t enjoy fishing day after day just to catch a paltry few smelt - and very often none at all - because to them “its just not worth the effort.” However - when I mentioned this to a Ministry representative recently I was told “Pike and Pickerel are eating the smelt too you know” to which I replied “indeed they are - however Pike and Pickerel are native to the lake and have been eating its smelt for century’s without ever decimating their numbers” - but I don’t see you stocking multiple thousands of Pike and Pickerel in Muskrat Lake year after year do I? - There was no reply! Donald E. Broome, Cobden This is a paid advertisement

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Supports CP rail line for recreation To the editor: Being an owner of a property adjacent to the CP rail line I would like to express my view of its future. Opposite to an opinion expressed last week in The Renfrew Mercury I would welcome its use as a recreation trail for cycling and hiking in the summer and cross country skiing and possibly snowmobiling in the winter, provided limitations are imposed on speed and noise in residential areas. If the CPR, a company whose sole interest is to make a business of operating rail lines, is unable to operate this line it is doubtful other investors will be able. As a commuter line, again it is doubtful if there is enough population to make it viable. As a recreation trail linking Pembroke, Cobden, Renfrew, Arnprior, Pakenham,

Almonte, Carleton Place and Smiths Falls, it could be a significant tourist attraction for the area. All these towns have existing parks around rivers and lakes and have a variety of restaurants and other attractions and at approximately 20 to 30 kilometres apart are within a days cycling of each other. With good management and some investment to add facilities along the route for picnicking, camping, rest areas and signs this trail could be a popular destination for some of the 10,000,000 residents within a few hours distance by car. A vibrant recreational trail would be an asset to all those communities along its route. Ian Marshall Renfrew

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To the editor: Well, the Liberals have found yet another way to waste taxpayers’ money by forcing an election. They still have not explained where the millions of dollars in taxpayers’ money went that they said was lost the last time they were in power. All Liberals are the same. They tax people so much that the average person cannot even enjoy a half-decent living. They waste so much of the peoples’ money that they have to tax us even more to make up for it. They are not there for

the people; they are there for themselves so they can try to run a dictatorship government. They also never keep their election promises. Just look at all the rotten things the Liberals have done to the people of Ontario. The federal Liberals will do the same, or even more. I would not trust a Liberal even if they swore on a stack of Bibles in front of the Pope. It is every person’s right to vote for whatever party they want, but if the Liberals get in to power, Canada is in big trouble.

There will be a lot more taxes than there is now. They have already said there will be. When your friends, relatives, or even yourselves have to sell their homes, or cannot even afford to put enough food on the table for their family because of the many, many taxes, then you can blame the people who voted for the Liberals. The Conservative party is not perfect, but they have done more for the people than the Liberals or any other party has ever done before. D. J. Dean Griffith

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Ban Liberals, not guns To the editor: Regarding Liberal candidate Ms. Tabberts comments on the Liberal Gun Registry: After spending $2 billion and counting on a gun registry that has not saved one life or solved one crime, taxpayers might wonder what this has to do with public safety or crime prevention. The only reason the registry exists is because the Liberal plan is to eventually ban or confiscate all firearms, and the registry enables this. Liberal Senator Sharon Carstairs revealed the true purpose of the registry in 1996 when she blundered and was reported as saying “Bill C-68 has little to do with gun control or crime control, but it is the first step necessary to begin the social re-engineering of Canada.” In 1989, a madman shot and killed fourteen young people in Montreal. The Liberals in true form decided the solution to prevent this ever happening again was to register every firearm in the country. The fact that this would criminalize millions of law abiding Canadians for owning a firearm meant nothing to them. Millions of Canadians would be criminals today, and would be liable for up to four years in prison for a lapsed license and simply being in possession of a firearm if not for Mr Harper’s amnesty. Ms. Tabbert criticizes our member of Parliament for promising to get rid of the registry and failing. She knows full well that

the gun registry would not exist if not for the Liberal Party whipping the vote on Conservative MP Candice Hoeppners private members Bill C-391 which would have gotten rid of the registry. With the help of the NDP and the Bloc, the Conservative Bill was defeated. Some NDP and Liberal MP’s voted against their own constituents wishes. The next thing on the Liberal agenda will be the banning and confiscation of all semi-automatic rifles and shotguns. Allan Rock, Liberal Justice Minister at the time and the main architect of the Firearms Act stated in Macleans Magazine on April 25th 1994 that “[he] came to Ottawa with the firm belief that the only people in this country who should have guns are police officers and soldiers.” I would ask anyone considering voting Liberal, if they really want to live in a country where only the police and military are allowed to have guns? History shows that anytime the citizens of a country have been disarmed, bad things happen. History shows the Liberal Party would criminalize its own citizens to further their goals. Liberals should be banned, not guns. Every Canadian, because of our history and culture should have an absolute right to own a firearm, without undue harassment from their government. “A man with a gun is a citizen, a man without a gun is a subject,” (Author unknown). Jack Faught Cobden

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Continued from Page 8 Meanwhile, minority gridlock appears to be the fate of Canada for years to come because most beliefs are entrenched. They make us who we are. If we place any value on the lives of fellow Canadians who died in military service to defend our freedom – whose names fill books of remembrance in the quiet and sacred Memorial Chamber within the Peace Tower – there must be consensus on one point. No citizen should ever be fear-mongered or threatened into changing his or her core beliefs or values. That’s called dictatorship. So listen very carefully to the choices presented over the next four weeks and decide for yourself. In the foyer of the parliament buildings, there’s a brochure titled The Parliament of Canada, Democracy in Action. “Canada’s Parliament, as conceived by the Fathers of Confederation in 1867, continues to be a vibrant example of democracy in action,” the pamphlet states. “In Parliament, our representatives examine the top issues of the day, decide on policies and laws, and hold the government accountable for its actions.” Ah, yes, democracy. That precious gift that carries one simple price tag – the time it takes to care enough to get out and vote. On May 2, choose your future. But listen carefully first. Look beyond the bluster and bravado. Listen, respectfully, but remember – it is you who ultimately gets to choose which road we follow. Those two little girls in the Peace Tower will pay for, or benefit from, that decision. Don’t take it lightly.

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Renfrew

Problem intersection needs fixing, says resident STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com

Confusion Corner, at Hall Avenue and Raglan Street, continues to be one of Renfrew’s most talked-about intersections. But Argyle Street South and Renfrew Avenue West is also near the top of the list, and about to receive scrutiny at the next development and works committee meeting. A Feb. 17 accident at the Argyle-Renfrew intersection resulted in charges against one driver after she hit a second vehicle, which crashed through the glass entrance of Shears Unisex Hairstyling. Susan McLeod, at R&D Insurance next door, has previously complained about the need for a four-way stop. Following the most recent accident, she has written town council again. “Something needs to be done with this intersection and putting police officers … in their cruisers at the intersection just doesn’t cut it,” she says in her letter dated March 9. The letter was referred to the development and works committee following a brief discussion

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Residents and Businesses of the Township of Whitewater Region Effective Monday, April 4th, 2011, changes to your recycling schedule will occur. Recyclables will now be collected the same day as the current residential garbage collection for your area. Paper Recyclables (paper, boxboard, cardboard) will be collected one week and Container Recyclables (metal, glass, plastics) collected the following week. Although respective Recycling types will be collected the same day as your garbage, it will not necessarily be at the same time of day.

Residents of the Township of Whitewater Region Effective Monday, April 4th, 2011, the new Waste Contract begins. Although there will be no change to your current waste collection day, the time of your pick-up may not be the same. Please have your Municipal yellow bags curbside by 7:00AM to ensure pick-up.

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Renfrew’s finance committee has turned down a local businessman’s request for tax relief. Derek McGrimmon, who was considering purchasing the former Kultur Hardwood Flooring building on Innovation Drive, was seeking tax relief on the unoccupied portion of the building until he can find a tenant. He made the request at the March 14 session of town council. Renfrew’s finance committee, which met March 15, recommended the town not provide tax relief for McGrimmon. Council unanimously supported that recommendation at its March 28 council meeting. However, treasurer Keray O’Reilly says McGrimmon is still eligible to apply for a vacancy rebate on all taxes, pertaining to the vacant portion of the building. A total tax bill contains municipal, county and education portions, of which the municipal portion is 43 per cent. Taxes − from the town, county and education portions of the bill − total more than $200,000.

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at town council March 28. “I realize that installing a fourway stop may not completely stop all accidents and that driver error is sometimes involved, but I strongly feel that the number of accidents can be reduced,” she wrote. Const. Joe Roach, who investigated the recent accident, told The Mercury that four stop signs (instead of two) would largely reduced the number of accidents. At present, there are only stop signs on Argyle Street South. “The definition of negligence is failure to exercise the degree of care considered reasonable under the circumstances, resulting in the unintended injury to another party,” wrote McLeod. “In my opinion, the Town of Renfrew could be held negligent in this instance because of prior knowledge. Please fix this problem before someone gets injured seriously or killed.” Already, drivers heading north or south on Argyle Street need to edge into the intersection, before proceeding, because of the closeness of buildings to the corner. The intersection is located one block west of Raglan Street and the Renfrew post office building.

The vacancy rebate equals 30 per cent on commercial property and 35 per cent on industrial property taxes. The building in question is a mix of commercial and industrial zoning, so the town’s vacancy rebate − if the entire building was vacant for a year − would amount to about $38,000 in lost tax revenue to the Town of Renfrew. At present, about 90 per cent of the building is vacant. Ontario Power Generation occupies about 10 per cent of the entire building, which is more than 120,000 square feet. The town’s portion of the estimated taxes for 2011 are about $110,000, although the town must also shoulder the unpaid county and education portions of the tax bill until they are paid. Reeve Audrey Green said it was important not to set a huge precedent by providing additional tax concessions. Coun. Gail Cole, who chairs the finance committee, agreed. “In my opinion, we cannot set that precedent or we’ll be inundated” with requests for tax relief, she noted. Vacancy rebates became Ontario law in 2001.

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AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY DIRECTORS The next Renfrew Fair is only about five months away. Preparing for the Sept. 7-11, 2011 exhibition are the Renfrew Agricultural Society directors. In front row, from left are, manager Judy Dobec, Gladys Curry, president Dennis Briscoe, Bob Johnston and homecraft president Barb Scott-Cole; middle row, Ian Clelland, Donna Campbell, Burt Virgin, Kent Smith; and back row, Jerome Mask, Alan Roffey, Rob Briscoe, Kevin Gillan and Nanci Lines. Murray Crozier, Jim Enright, Bill Gagan, Bob McMullin, Paul Neville and Ray Pender are missing from the photo.

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Renfrew Rib Challenge is back BRUCE MCINTYRE County of Renfrew

Stoke the coals, marinate the ribs, and get ready to sample the tastiest ribs found anywhere in Renfrew County! On Saturday May 7, members of the Renfrew paramedic base will defend their title of champions of the Renfrew Rib Challenge as members of the Renfrew and Area OPP, the Renfrew Fire Department, Horton, McNab and Douglas Volunteer Fire Departments, the Renfrew Victoria Hospital and the Central Ambulance Communications Centre challenge the paramedics to win the trophy and bragging rights as champion rib grillers. All these first responders will be trading in their uniforms for aprons and barbequing ribs in the Second Annual Renfrew Rib Challenge. It all takes place at the land ambulance base at 450 O’Brien Road from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to the ribs, there will also be hamburgers, hot dogs and other food items for sale. All proceeds will go to purchase defibrillators to be placed in various community locations in the County of Renfrew. Once again, Tracey’s Dairy of

As barbecue season approaches, see who walks away with bragging rights and the trophy for best ribs. Renfrew will be on site to hand out free samples of their delicious ice cream and there will also be a large Kidz Zone administered by the Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre. Along with the many activities taking place, children will be able to explore ambulances, fire trucks, police cars and other Emergency vehicles. Music will be provided by myFM Radio. County of Renfrew Warden Bob Sweet invites everyone to come join the fun. “Last year, the response was incredible. We sold out of ribs in one hour, and this year we plan on doubling the amount of food. More importantly, this event has expanded to include neighbouring first responders who wanted to join in the fun

and showcase their respective services. With eight teams competing, there will be plenty to see and do. There will be entertainment, and this competition also helps raise funds for local AEDs. These devices can make the difference between life and death for someone suffering from cardiac arrest and they have helped save lives right here in Renfrew County. So come on out and meet your local first responders and try the best ribs to be found anywhere. This family event is open to the general public, and everyone will have an opportunity to tour the land ambulance base and see how the paramedics of Renfrew County and other local first responders serve our community. All proceeds raised from the food sales will be used to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in various community locations in Renfrew County. So mark Saturday, May 7 on your calendar and come to the Renfrew Rib Challenge to see who walks away with bragging rights and the trophy. For more information, please call 613-732-5945 or contact Steve Osipenko, County of Renfrew Paramedic Services, at 613-735-7288.

Special workshop during Crime Awareness Week The Canadian Parents of Murdered Children and Survivors of Homicide Victims (CPOMC) is holding a special workshop during National Victims of Crime Awareness Week April 10 to 16. CPOMC members include Susan Love of Renfrew whose son Phillip was murdered in Halifax in 2007. “Anyone who has suffered a loss through homicide are ideal people to attend the workshop,” said Love. The workshop hosted will feature a panel of six survivors of homicide victims. The panel will be followed by a question-and-answer session with workshop participants. The workshop takes place Tuesday, April 12 in Ottawa City Hall’s Jean Pigott Hall, at 110 Laurier Avenue West. The events runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon. There is no registration fee. Organizers say the workshop will interest law makers, law students and professionals, members of the media, survivors of homicide vic-

tims and the general public. In keeping with the National Victims of Crime Awareness Week theme of Many Voices, Many Paths, the speakers will describe their unique experience as survivors of a homicide victim. The workshop, say organizers, will provide education about the emotional and economic impact of murder. These impacts include job loss, additional health-care requirements, the emotional strain of custody battles, and desensitization of the public following high-profile media coverage. REGISTER EARLY Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended. To learn more about the workshop, visit www.cpomc. ca. To register, email admin@ cpomc.ca. CPOMC provides assistance and ongoing emotional support to survivors of homicide victims, including support after the judicial process is over.

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Child development expert to speak at RCI April 7 Dr. Gordon Neufeld will be in Ottawa and Renfrew County April 3-7 for a number of important speaking engagements, some of which are inhouse sponsored events and some of which will be open to the public. Dr. Neufeld is a Canadian developmental psychologist with 40 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he is a best-selling author and an international speaker who now devotes his time to teaching and training others. Neufeld is considered a foremost authority on child development and is highly respected for his work and expertise in understanding attachment. Neufeld will be hosted for in-house professional development by three major Ottawa agencies: the Psychiatry Department of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, and the Day Treatment Forum of Eastern Ontario. His schedule will also include three events open to the public (parents and professionals), including a focus on understanding anxiety in children and youth, set for Monday, April 4 at the Travelodge Ottawa Conference Centre. Neufeld will be discussing the indications of increasing alarm in children,

and how escalating evidence of anxiety in the young begs for an explanation. Differing studies suggest that one in five children now qualify for an anxiety disorder diagnosis. Neufeld will shed fresh light on this issue and pave the way for interventions that get to the root causes of anxiety as opposed to just managing symptoms. For more information or to register, contact Darlene Denis-Friske at the Arnprior Child and Youth Counselling Centre, 613-622-5499 or acycc@bellnet. ca. Neufeld will also be presenting two important free evening talks for parents and professionals on ‘Relationship Matters’, with one being held in Ottawa Wednesday April 6, sponsored by the Catholic School Parent’s Association and St. Patrick’s School Council. Go to www.ottawacspa.ca for more information or to register. Another session will be held in Renfrew at RCI High School Thursday, April 7, sponsored by the Renfrew County Student Support Leadership Team. For more information, email Greg Lubimiv at glubimiv@phoenixctr. com or to register, phone the Phoenix Centre for Children and Families at 1800-465-1870.

County hosts Aboriginal Business Day workshop On Tuesday, April 12 at the Eganville Royal Canadian Legion, Enterprise Renfrew County (ERC) is hosting a free Aboriginal Business Day Workshop for Aboriginal entrepreneurs, business owners and youth. This full-day workshop is funded by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT). Participants can learn about programs and services that support Aboriginal entrepreneurship and business development as well as attend roundtable discussions on pertinent business topics. Presentations will include representatives from Chiefs of Ontario, MEDT’s Small Medium Enterprise Policy and Outreach Branch, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, Small

Business Enterprise Centre, Business Development Bank of Canada, Canadian Youth Business Foundation and Community Futures Development Corporation. Enterprise Renfrew County is a non-profit government organization funded by the Ontario government, the County of Renfrew, the Town of Renfrew and the City of Pembroke. Its mandate is to promote and assist small businesses across the County of Renfrew. Pre-registration is required and includes lunch, refreshments, and a participant kit. You can confirm your participation by Thursday, April 7 by visiting Enterprise Renfrew County’s website at www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com or contact Kim Fraser at 613-735-8224.

First spring parent-to-parent sale next month Parents and staff from Child’s Paradise Day Care are busy organizing the first Spring Parent event of this kind for Renfrew – a Parent to Parent Sale taking place on Saturday, April 23 at the RCAF Wing. This event, where parents and grandparents can shop for their baby and kids needs at an affordable price, will raise money for programs run by the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network. Parent-to-parent sales are popular around the world and provide an opportunity for parents to sell their gently used (or never-used) quality items to other parents with younger children or who are expecting explains organizer Hayley Chaplin. “Vendors get to make money by selling

items from their children’s closets and playrooms, buyers get to purchase quality items in one location at a huge discount! “It is like a huge garage sale of children’s items”. The organizers do all the advertising and vendors get the target audience. The only cost to participate is the table rental of $20. Proceeds from the rental fees will be split between the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network Programs and Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre. To reserve a table or for more information you can email Hayley Chaplin at parenttoparent 1 (gjgmail.com or call Marcinda Pinsent at Child’s Paradise at 613-432-2627.

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Fifteen young ladies will be vying for the title Miss Teen Ontario East 2011 Sunday night at the Renfrew Recreation Centre. Delegates arrive in Renfrew today, and spend the weekend rehearsing, participating in preliminary judging events, attending some charity events and having a series of photo shoots. Guest Judges for the pageant include

former Canadian Football League greats Pat Woodcock and Donnie Ruiz. Sunday’s pageant gets underway at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at Keeping Company, Biba and recreation centre. They may also be purchased at the door Sunday evening. For bios on the 15 contestants, visit yourottawaregion.com.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH SPEAKS Queen Elizabeth Public School held a speak-off at the school in early March with winners being declared in both primary and junior divisions. Primary winners from left are Jonathan Roach, Olivia Smart and Kennedy McCallum. Queen Elizabeth Public School junior speak-off winners in photo at right, from left, are Makenna Moran, Sydney Smart and Danielle Kubiseski.


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Are coyote culls worthwhile, asks township DEREK DUNN

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GUN SHOW AT ARMOURIES The Renfrew Armouries was filled to capacity on the March 19-20 weekend for the inaugural Renfrew Gun and Hunting Show. Twenty-seven exhibitors filled more than 100 tables with antique and modern firearms, knives, archery supplies, fish tackle and equipment, hunting clothing and more. The show was organized by Dave Arbour of Valley Outdoors Promotions. He also organizes an annual gun and hunting show in Carp, scheduled this year for Sept. 3 and 4. The next major show for Valley outdoorsmen is the 12th annual Fishing and Outdoors Show April 8 to 10 at the Carp Arena. The crowd shifts to Perth for the Perth/Lanark Gun, Hunting and Sportsman Show April 16 and 17 at the Lanark Community Centre.

McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell says something must be done about the growing number of coyotes attacking livestock. The indirect costs to small municipalities are mounting, says Campbell. While it is true the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) will pay a farmer about $500 for every livestock animal killed by a coyote, the administration costs, along with employee time and resources, is born by the township. “It’s always been the case the province pays for livestock when a calf is killed or something like that,” Campbell said. “But not for our mileage and salary to file the report. And it’s been increasing over I’d say the last five years or so.” Campbell, who has owned a farm on Campbell Drive for about 20 years, said about 15 to 20 reports of livestock kills are filed annually in McNab-Braeside. She favours the idea of a cull, provided hunters are hand-picked by MNR. “Do we just keep paying or do we have a controlled cull in co-operation with MNR,” she said. “I’m not talking about the good old boys meeting at Al’s. If the advice we get (from MNR) is for a cull, then we’ll take that advice and do it properly.” However, she admits to knowing little about the animals having the ability to

reproduce at a rapid rate even when their population is under stress. Nor does she buy the criticism that MNR is in the back pocket of hunters because it receives much of its funding from hunting fees. “I’m very supportive of MNR,” Campbell said. “They can’t be bought for what they get from hunting fees.” On the other hand, she said using guard dogs, llamas, donkeys and other measures doesn’t seem to work against the wily predator. She isn’t sure deer fencing would be any more effective. But without taking any measures the coyote population continues to expand, she said, even though in her lifetime there has been no additional human encroachment in the Dochart Creek area. “You never saw a coyote back then. Now they are in packs of 20,” she said. “A wolf will shy away. Coyotes are afraid of you.” She said coyotes have at least taken care of any perceived groundhog problem. McNab-Braeside, along with other rural municipalities, has in the past advised the province on control measures. But Campbell said there needs to be better communication between the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and MNR. The township is waiting to hear back from the province on whether municipalities will get additional compensation and if, in McNab-Braeside’s case, a cull is warranted.

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Petite C ringette squad golden in Arnprior CAROLYN DOUCETTE UOV Ringette Association

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The Renfrew Timberwolves season came to an end in Clarence Creek Sunday night. But it was a great year for the Wolves. What some thought would be a lump sum of four or five playoff games turned into 16 and a Valley Division title for a team that finished fourth but found its stride about a month before the playoffs.

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It was a fun ride. But an eventful 2010-11 Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League playoff run came to an end Sunday evening for the Renfrew Timberwolves. The Clarence Creek Beavers broke a 1-1 deadlock in the last minute of the first period, and the home team outscored the Wolves 3-1 in the middle stanza en route to a 6-3 decision. The Beavers claim the MetroValley Conference final in five games. Clarence Creek advances to take on the Winchester Hawks, who ousted the Athens Aeros, also in five games, in the RideauSt. Lawrence final. CLARENCE CREEK 6, WOLVES 3 Clarence Creek answered Renfrew goals within a minute twice Sunday, including Phillippe Patry’s insurance marker just moments after Curtis Sernoskie gave the Wolves hope when he narrowed the deficit to 5-3. Lucas Gonu and Derrin Lehoux had earlier Wolves tallies. In a game of numerous turning points, Clarence Creek goaltender Patrick Martin pulled off a tremendous save, robbing the Wolves of a sure 2-1 lead late in the opening period. The Beavers claimed the lead for keeps about five minutes later. Wolves coach Tony Iob was pleased with his team’s effort, and felt they got better as time wore on. “We played well. We just got the short end of the stick,” he said.

Iob was alluding to a goal that gave Clarence Creek a 3-1 lead in the second period. Alex Boivin snapped home a rebound past Wolves netminder Richard Barr while the Clarence Creek net sat off its moorings at the other end following an end-to-end rush. “They (Wolves) never quit,” Iob said, adding that games 2 and 3 came back to haunt his club. “We should have won game 2, the 2-0 game, but didn’t finish our chances, and game three was ours.” Clarence Creek tied it with 16 seconds left and won 4-3 in double overtime. Assistant coaches Kip Mulvihill and Derek Scheuneman, and general manager Brent Sylvester echoed Iob’s thoughts of games 2 and particularly game 3 being pivotal points in the series. There was one scrap in Sunday’s game. The Wolves Kurtis Leclaire claimed the heavyweight decision over Clarence Creek counterpart Ben Bakker in a battle of No. 28s five minutes into the third period. WOLVES 6, CLARENCE CREEK 5 It can’t be said that the Wolves didn’t thank their fans by treating them to a thriller in what turned out to be their final home game of 2010-11 Friday at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. Dave Hobbs gave the Wolves leads twice in the final six minutes of the third period. His second goal with 3:26 remaining stood up as the winner in a 6-5 Renfrew victory, but not without a hair-raising finish. The Renfrew club had to kill off the final 1:13 against six

Clarence Creek attackers as the Beavers narrowly failed in their bid to draw even in the dying moments for the second game in a row. Coupled with how game three got away from them, and the way game four began, the Wolves could easily have packed in it on this night and conceded a series sweep. They trailed 2-0 early on Sebastien Dion (powerplay) and Jason Talbot markers, and nothing was going their way. But Jesse Riopelle got them on the scoreboard on a powerplay late in the opening stanza to get the crowd back into the game. A Brady Clouthier tally pulled Renfrew even four minutes into the middle frame, and a pair of Lucas Gonu markers – his first on a two-man advantage – upped it to 4-2 Wolves by the 10-minute mark. Trevor Doucette answered for Clarence Creek at 14:02, setting the stage for a frantic final period. Marc-Olivier Pilon slid a rebound past a chanceless Richard Barr in the Renfrew goalcrease to tie the game at four with 12:47 left in regulation time. However, Hobbs restored the Wolves lead on a thing of beauty, when he swooped around a defender and outwaited Beaver netminder Patrick Martin before snapping the puck home with 5:20 remaining. Undaunted, Clarence Creek came right back to tie it 5-5 on a Brett Shutron marker with 4:21 remaining. Fifty-five seconds later, Hobbs converted a Curtis Sernoskie feed to again send the Renfrew bench into a frenzy. This time they hung on!

The Upper Ottawa Valley Ringette teams rounded out their season March 27 with Championship Day in Arnprior. All the teams that advanced in the play-offs were vying for the gold medal. The novice rec team began the day with an early game against Arnprior and won. The novice C team was up against Gloucester. UOV took home silver medals after a narrow 3-2 defeat. ROAD PAVED WITH GOLD The petite C team had an exciting game against Kingston. With goals from Madison Stroud, Georgia Clemmer and Marydith White, Upper Ottawa Valley won 4-2 and walked away with the gold medal.

Emma Lee Reinhart, Camryn McCallum and Danielle Kubiseski all had assists. It was a great game of ringette and solid between the pipes was Carolyn Wytenburg who was called up from the Novice C team. The junior B team, with head coach Glen Miller, took on Gloucester. They played a hard game of ringette and placed second, giving them the silver medal. The Belle B team played Metcalfe in their final game. They too also brought home silver medals. This ends our season of ringette. Get rested up players, August will come fast and it will all begin again. The UOV year-end banquet will be held at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre on Sunday, April 10.

Great run on and off the ice It doesn’t matter the sport, or the level. Players and coaches live for the playoffs. So too do the fans. So do reporters. And for the past month, being a part of, or following the Renfrew Timberwolves, was a good ride, right from when they turned their opening-round series around in Perth, to capturing their first Valley Division championship in 11 years with their five-game triumph over Arnprior. Although they eventually came up a bit short against Metro champion Clarence Creek, that series also had its fair share of defining moments. The game 2 and 3 losses could just as easily gone the other way, and it can be argued that game 4 was one of the best Junior B encounters seen here in awhile. People got out to the rink in droves over the past few weeks, and others who you never thought cared were talking Wolves hockey on the street. It sure helped fill the void as we waited for the cold days of March to warm up. I know we can’t see a playoff run like this every year, but there’s no harm in trying.

PETER CLARK PETER’S PUTTERINGS Let’s go half: A total of 5.9 million people filled in their bracket for the NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament. How many people picked the Final Four combination of the Butler Bulldogs versus the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams; and University of Connecticut Huskies against the Kentucky Wildcats? Two! Toy Story at MAC: Just because most hockey teams are done for the season doesn’t mean inactivity at Ma-Te-Way. The Renfrew Skating Club presents Toy Story Saturday at 6 p.m. Admission is free. * * * Henrik Zetterberg scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal for Detroit in 2008, and Maxime Talbot countered for Pittsburgh in 2009. And for this week: Name the only two teams who have not missed the Stanley Cup playoffs since the cancelled season of 2005.


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Sport Renfrew handed out more than $5,000 to local and area individuals and organizations in March. In front are Jonathan and Alex Ellis, $140 for soccer registration; and back row from left, Diane Brown, $500 Renfrew Curling Club; Tracey Stevens, $500, Admaston Public School; Kerri Harrington, $500, Groves Park Lodge; Brandi Fraser, $1,500 Darlene Aikens Summer Camp; Barbara Moogk, $400, Renfrew and area elementary track and field meet; Sport Renfrew rep Jack Chevalier; and Nichol Brown, $1,000 for Special Olympics. Sport Renfrew also contributed $500 to the Renfrew Collegiate Raiders varsity boys hockey team for the Ontario high school (OFSAA) championship in Timmins.

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The Renfrew Collegiate Raiders capped off one of the best year’s in the school’s varsity boys hockey history over three days last week. The Raiders competed at the Ontario high school (OFSAA) A/AA hockey championship in Timmins, a tournament featuring the top 20 teams the province has to offer. The Raiders finished play at 1-and-3 in a pool that included

top seed Appleby College of Oakville. Appleby College lived up to its billing, outscoring its four opponents in the round-robin pool 27-2, including an 8-0 win over RCI in the first game of the tournament for both teams. The Oakville school went on to win the championship. A second team in RCI’s pool, Etobicoke’s Richview Collegiate Institute of Etobicoke, topped the Renfrew squad 5-1, and later captured the bronze medal. See Raiders, Page 24

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NAPA captures 2011 peewee house crown PETER CLARK

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NAPA Auto Parts pulled out a 2-1 win over Pembroke Saturday to become the second consecutive Renfrew team to capture the Upper Ottawa Valley Peewee House Hockey League title. The win gives the local squad the fourpoint final series 4-2. Earlier games resulted in 1-1 and 2-2 ties. Dawson Campbell had a goal in all three games, and Logan Wright and Brandon Hanniman others. Braedon Vincent backstopped NAPA (41-8-and-4) to the title. League hardware stays in Renfrew. Scotiabank won the crown last year. B.R. Fulton Construction came home bronze medals winners from a Pembroke peewee tournament. The Renfrew team blanked Petawawa 5-0, doubled Pembroke 4-2, split 4-1 decisions with South Dundas and then topped South Stormont 4-2 in the bronze-medal contest. Chase Parkinson had three hat tricks and 11 goals overall. Justin Virgin added three. Singles came from Alex Markus, Braeden Mackin, Garett McDonald and Lindsay Fulton (1G, 3A). Jordan Vandersleen posted the shutout. Farrell’s Installation split the first two games of the atom house championship series, a 5-0 win over Pembroke, and 3-1 loss. Jacob Miller had the shutout and Nicholas Wright four goals for Farrell’s. Tanton Landriault added two markers. Barker’s Collision trails the B final 3-1 in points. Pembroke won the opener 2-1, while the second encounter finished in a 2-2 deadlock. Brett Clouthier had two goals, and Wyatt St. Michael and Brandon Nykyforak solos. Bryce Schaap and McKale Van Genderen each played a game in goal. Renfrew Pizzeria went 1-and-2 in the Athens novice house tournament, and also lost a 4-3 decision to Pembroke in the B final of the Arnprior tournament.

Crawford Leavoy with five goals, Easton McDonald (3), Liam Todd (2), Ethan White (2), Jake Miller (2) and Alec McCallum (2) were key contributors to the offence in Athens. Katie Brydges registered a shutout. Leavoy, Todd and Alex Vanderploeg led the way in Arnprior. MINOR HOCKEY DAY Renfrew Pizzeria defeated Renfrew Metro 5-0 and the Rink Rat Pro Shop 6-4 to win the local novice title at the association’s hockey day Saturday. Crawford Leavoy had five goals. Alex Vanderploeg added three goals, and Alec McCallum, Jake Miller and Liam Todd supplied singles. Katie Brydges backstopped Pizzeria. The Rink Rats doubled Canadian Tire 4-2 to reach the final. Justin Schutt had four goals and Jack O’Grady three on the day for the Rink Rats. Jack Stewart added one in support of goaltender Jonathan Roach. Nycholas Pearse and Kelson Hart answered for CTC. CTC went on to win the B final 6-0 over Metro. Pearse and Maxx Steele had two goals, Hart and Avery Campbell singles. T.J. MacDonald had the shutout. Summer Simons blocked 23 shots for Metro. Barker’s topped Farrell’s 9-1 in an atom encounter. Cody Mackin (2), Crawford Leavoy (2), Caley Campbell, Brooke Congdon, Wyatt St. Michael, Cally Dunbar and Darren Gould shared in Barker’s scoring attack. Nicholas Wright was the lone Farrell’s marksmen to solve Barker’s netminder McKale Van Genderen. Jordan Vandersleen had the shutout and Justin Virgin, Lindsay Fulton and Alex Markus the goals in a 3-0 Fulton’s peewee triumph over Scotiabank. Carter Atkins was between the Scotiabank pipes. Fraser’s Clothes Shop and Deep River tied 2-2 in bantam. Neal Gibbons notched both goals. Jonathan Carlson guarded the crease for Fraser’s.

Raiders compete at hockey OFSAA From Page 23 Stephen Cuthill scored in that game for RCI. RCI also dropped a tough 3-2 decision to St. Paul High School of Mississauga in their second contest. Cuthill and Jason Fleury connected. However, the Raiders didn’t leave empty-handed. LAST-SECOND TRIUMPH Sparked by a dramatic third-period comeback, RCI overcame a 4-3 deficit to pull out a 5-4 decision over Ecole Secondaire Catholique Theriault Thursday afternoon. Mitchell Jamieson’s lastsecond goal, literally, won

it for RCI. “It was unbelievable,” coach Scott Buffam said of Jamieson’s goal that came with 0.1 second left on the clock. Shawn Walters pulled the trigger twice to pace the Raiders attack. Mitchell Ferguson and Jason Fleury added singles. Keith Coupal earned the goaltending victory in RCI’s third game of the tournament. That kept the Raiders playoff hopes alive. However, Richview prevailed by a 5-1 count in the Raiders’ fourth game despite RCI holding a significant edge in shots on goal. “It was a high quality tournament,” coach

Buffam said. “The boys couldn’t have played any harder. They gave it every shift. “Appleby won the gold and Richview won bronze,” the coach added. “We were in a tough pool.” OFSAA caps off an excellent 2010-11 run for RCI. The team captured two championships. First, the Raiders put five consecutive wins together at the Renfrew County championship in late February at the Pembroke Memorial Centre. They then followed up with three more consecutive victories to claim the 2011 Eastern Ontario (EOSSAA) title at the Pembroke Community Centre (Pem Ice II) March 9.

Pick-up soccer April 5

The Admaston Recreation Committee is holding registration for the 2011 season of pick-up soccer from 6-7 p.m. at the AdmastonBromley Township council chambers this Tuesday. Soccer games are held at the Admaston Public School grounds on Mondays from April 25 to June 20 with a fundraising barbecue. Registration fee is $15. Games run from 6 to 7 p.m. This is a recreational, non-competitive league with student and parent supervision, and no official coaches.

The Corporation of the Town of Renfrew SPRING ICE TIME AVAILABLE TO RENT at Ma-te-Way Activity Centre up to Saturday, April 16, 2011. Evenings and weekends. Please call 613-432-3131 or 613-433-4286 to book.

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ANDY SKLEPOWICZ Renfrew Curling Rink

As the end of the curling season approaches, emphasis has shifted to playoffs and end-ofyear activities and celebrations. The senior men and Monday night leagues are well into their playoffs and some great games have been played, with some surprising upsets. We will have complete results next week. Year-end activities are also getting into ready mode with a return of the club championships for men and women. This will take place on the weekend with a slate of games Friday night at 7 p.m. and play continuing over the weekend. Come out and watch some great club curling and cheer on all the teams. The senior men and women are ending their respective years with luncheons, while the club as a whole celebrates its yearend with a great barbecue meal and entertainment on Saturday, April 30. Get your tickets now. Providing some history to the great game of curling must include some information about our home club. The first recorded meeting of curlers in Renfrew was held Sept. 10, 1874 for the purpose of establishing a curling rink. Curling had occurred in Renfrew prior to this as the ponds behind dams on the Bonnechere River and on some of the nearby creeks provided a natural ice surface. But this was to be a covered rink. As it was to be for many years to come, there was a good mix of Scotch and Irish; professionals, business men and farmers. Shares were sold, fees established and building begun on land leased from the Temperance Society on Raglan Street across from what is now Low Square. The two-sheet rink was ready after freeze-up and was not only used for curling but also skating. Over the years the fortunes of the curling club rose and fell and there was even a time where there was no curling in Renfrew. But as the town grew, the promoters of the game made another attempt to establish a club. In 1900 construction began on a new rink near its present location and by January the ice was ready for curling. The town grew and continued to prosper and in 1916 plans were drawn up to build a new foursheet rink complete with club rooms and other facilities on two floors. New shares were issued and Renfrew Curling Rink Ltd. came into being.

Curves gyms in the Renfrew area will participate in the 13th annual Curves Food Drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit area food banks during the month of April. Current Curves members who make a $30 donation or an equivalent donation of food are eligible to receive a Curves reusable Food Drive grocery bag. And, from April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate a bag of non-perishable food or make a minimum donation of $30. “Our goal is to top the donation that we made last year,” said Curves founder Diane Heavin. “This is a great opportunity for the members of our Curves community to help strengthen the Renfrew-area community, too. Everything that our members donate at their local clubs will benefit local families in need.” In addition to the food and monetary donations that each gym collects, Curves International is offering gyms the opportunity to win cash prizes for their local food banks. Prizes will be awarded to clubs with the most food collected, clubs who beat their 2010 donation level by the largest amount and to two randomly selected clubs drawn from all the clubs who enter the contest. Curves clubs have donated more than 27.6 million kilograms of food in the U.S. and Canada since 2004. “The past few years have been difficult for many families,” said Heavin. “Curves’ annual Food Drive is one way that everyone in the Renfrew area can make a real difference for a community family that is struggling. We encourage everyone, not just our members or those who are thinking about joining one of our gyms, to make a cash donation or drop off a bag of non-perishable food items in April.” Curves works every major muscle group with a complete 30-minute workout that combines strength training and sustained cardiovascular activity through safe and effective hydraulic resistance. Curves also works to help women lose weight, gain muscle strength and aerobic capacity, and raise metabolism with its groundbreaking, scientifically proven method that ends the need for perpetual dieting. With thousands of locations worldwide, Curves is the world’s largest fitness franchise. Curves of Renfrew is located at 303 Raglan St. South, at 613432-3444.

Ride the Valley for Soldier On April 30

Ride the Valley for Soldier On starts and finishes at Calabogie Peaks April 30. Registration is $30. People may register online at calabogie.com, or they may do so prior to the Ride the Valley from 8 to 10 a.m. The motorcycle ride leaves the Peaks at 10:30 a.m. The day also features a pig roast from 2 to 5 p.m., poker run, live music and vendors. The chairlift will also be running. A $5 charge goes to Soldier On, a ski program for disabled soldiers. Renfrew County Housing Corporation 450 O’Brien Road Suite 105 Renfrew, ON K7V 3Z2 Phone: (613) 432-3679 Fax: (613) 432-9402

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Window Replacement Reference # PT1103 SCOPE: Replacement of windows and associated work at 18 Social Housing family units in Arnprior Documents will be received until 2:00 PM local time, Thursday April 21, 2011 at Renfrew County Place, 450 O’Brien Road, Suite 105, Renfrew ON. Public opening to take place immediately after. Bid documents may be obtained by quoting reference number as above and upon payment of a $10.00 non-refundable fee (HST included). Mandatory Pre Bid Meeting: 10:00 am Wednesday April 13, 2011 @ Sullivan Crescent in Arnprior

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Wrestlers prepare on the mat and at home CARL INNES

Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club

The thought of “homework” will not deter the tenacity of the new hopefuls who joined the seasoned warriors at the regular Monday and Thursday night sessions at the Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club held at the Wing. Homework will consist of pushups, jumping jacks and situps, all to be performed during the commercial breaks of almost any inevitable nightly TV viewing. One TV show in a half hour has about 10 minutes of commercials, so one show each night adds up to 70 minutes of exercise per week. “This way the kids don’t need to access expensive equipment or even leave the house,” says a smiling head coach Ed Picard. “The more time they spend in physical preparation outside of the weekly practices, the more time we can spend with the drills and actual wrestling on the mat, which is what we want. Time spent on the mat is precious and we need to use it to the best effect.” Indeed, when you review the history of the Renfrew wrestling team and their

standing on a national level, it is nothing short of amazing what they have achieved, given limited resources and the need for innovative funding. Also, the sport is considerably cheaper to engage in than other more traditional sporting activities, requiring at the most basic level shorts, t-shirt, trainers and of course, a willingness to engage. Coach Picard also states, “We have a lot of great talent this year that the coaches have chosen from the Renfrew Rumble and Grant Lavallee Qualifier, kids that we see have the three D’s ... that’s drive, determination and dedication. It’s these attributes that will not only take them far in this sport but hopefully in their life outside this sport as well.” Another interesting factor I discovered as a newcomer to the club, is the amount of young female candidates and competitors that swell the ranks of the club. Personal confidence levels are boosted in the young women in the pursuit of a sport that has more concrete practical application than other combative arts. Ability in other sporting arenas is almost irrelevant, as the most unlikely competitors become seasoned wrestlers as long as they have the desire to succeed.

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

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Sam is very silly, and is a fantastic dog with great personality. Sam is a four-year-old neutered male, Boxer/Husky mix. Sam was found wandering and was brought back to the shelter, he was never claimed. He is very easygoing and has a good temperament. He loves other dogs and gets along well with all that he meets. He is an active dog with lots of energy and enjoys going for walks. He’s very small and attentive, he knows his basic obedience commands but would benefit from more training. He is housebroken and crate-trained. Sam is good with cats and older children. Sam will make a great companion for his new family.

Buddy was brought to the shelter because his owner’s were no longer able to keep him. He is a very large handsome boy, that would love to find a new home. Buddy is a great cat, he is independent and friendly. Buddy needs to find a home where he is the only pet. He is very social and outgoing but really needs his own space. Unfortunately Buddy has to live in a cage while he is here at the shelter, which is difficult for him because of his size. He will make a great new friend for his new home.

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Grant Lavallee qualifier gives Team Renfrew confidence CARL INNES Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club

Even with the snow and freezing rain, there was a great turn out for the Grant Lavallee Wrestling Qualifier on Feb. 28. Thanks to all of the volunteers, teachers, and senior team coaches. You all did a great job. Team Renfrew is going to have a great time representing in Oshawa, London, and right here at home for the Canada East in the near future. The following competitors picked up these medals in some hard fought and in some cases quite technical bouts. Gold: Cassey Hewitt, Logan Picard, Charlie MacMillan, Brady Limlaw, Justin Smith, Colton Charbonneau, Brendan Forester, Britney McGrath, Samantha Price, Jesse Deschamps, Lillian Warren, Dakota Hanson, Gordon Trask, Cody Miron, Montana Duncan, Joel Briscoe, Alex Hogan, Dawson Brown, Chelsea Bernard, Ida Yates-Lavery, Cody Driscoll, Samantha Smith, Sarah Malatesta, Athena Mitchell, Morgan Dyer-Charbois, Skyler Mirault, Cole McKee, Tyson Johnston, Paulina Oattes, Cole Herbert, Johnathan Ellis, Hayden Moore, Ryan Landriault, Samantha Daynes, Andrea Mayotte, Mason Dean, Brandon macdonald, Everett Fraser, Raven LeClerc, Colton Warren, Marydith White, Cole McNulty, Krysten Ingram, Sydney Phillips, Molly McFarlane, Taylor Mayotte. Silver: Shanna Beauchamp, Jordan Roderick, Josh Quade, Ethan Joudrey, Ben McNulty, Cody Macdonald, Claude MacMillan, Aleisha Ciphery, Teah Davidson, Justin McCelland, Breanna St.

Michael, Alycia Saunders, Caden Boys, Bryson Lines, Cierra Hanson, Hayley Rederick, Dylan Cody, Rachel Mcdonald, Simon Rose, Natasha Lafont, Jade Charlebois, Jessie Bennett, Tiara Lewis-Dowell, Theresa Hackbarth, Megan Teny, Nadien Kosowski, Kaiden Clements, Kaid Martuarno, Jack McNulty, Duncan Robertson. Bronze: Faith Goyen, Shamus Coyne, Curtis Forrest, Drew Bechamp, Gilles Cote, Garrett Rose, Alex Humphry, Karly Friskie, Sarah Sweeney, Ryan Theobald, Danika Paquette, Kaitlyn Westlake, Declan Hunt, Josh Bennett, Teegan Tabbert, Tyleena Coulterman, Campbell Taylor, Delaney Gray, Curtis Bernard. Fourth: Malcom Thompson, Jordan Dupuis, Danny Gonzalez, Duncan McIntyre, Aaron Lafont, Joseph St. Michael, Brooke Johnston, Madison Westlake, Riley Bertrand. Fifth: Dawson Stroud, Travis Inwood, Andrew Macaskill, Jarett LaKing, Kelson Hart. Keep working on your drills and personal fitness because some of these close matches were decided purely by what was left in an individual’s gas tank after a couple of bouts. EAST CANADA CHAMPIONSHIP MAY 6-8 The Renfrew Amateur Wresting Club – with the support of the Arnprior Amateur Wrestling Club – will host the Eastern Canadian Wrestling Festival and Championship at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre May 6 to 8. The event attacts 250 to 350 young athletes between the ages of nine and 15 years from Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces.

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

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Words of thanks from Bird Studies Canada

A WELCOME VISITOR Hi Jim and Ila: We were very excited to have a visit this morning from a red-bellied woodpecker. In checking our field guide, it seems they’re not supposed to be in our neck of the woods. However, we’re very confident of the identification. It enjoyed our peanut feeder for several minutes. Unfortunately, as we went for the camera, it appeared to be chased away by a hairy woodpecker. David and Carol Sulpher David and Carol: Thank you for the email. To see a new species at your feeders makes it all worthwhile. The red-bellied woodpecker has been seen less than a dozen times in the area during winter and fewer in the summer. It is possible that the species is expanding its territory. Our next contest will be to find a nesting pair and fledglings in our area. BIRD HOUSES I would like to build some bird boxes this spring. It would be much appreciated if you would forward the patterns of the different structures. My sister is considering designing her own and having the dimensions needed would be a bonus. My family greatly enjoys your column. Thank you for all you insight and knowledge you share about all of the nature’s beauty. Catherine Maphangoh

JIM FERGUSON SCENE FROM THE HAWK’S EYE

My name is Peter Haughton and I live in Bristol Quebec. My daughter and I enjoy very much your columns in the paper and the recent article on bird houses caught our attention. Our environment is identical to the one as described by the gentlemen in the article and was wondering if you could send us a copy of plans for bird houses. We already have feeders and thought a few bird houses out and about would make for interesting viewing from our kitchen window. Peter Haughton Plans are on their way to Catherine and Peter. I would remind all builders to make sure the dimensions of the entrance hole and the depth of the box are correct. BROAD-WINGED HAWK Remick Campbell saw a first-year broad-winged hawk this week. Very little known about the nesting habits and yet they are known to have the largest migration flocks of any hawk. Remick said that the bird demonstrated some unusual behavior. It dove down to the ground and back up into the air several times before moving on. It is important that we document such behaviour because very little is known of the nesting habits of this species. If you see such activity please let us know. Hi Jim and Ila: I have a question that I have been too embarrassed to ask for a long time. But I’m going to ask it now – mainly because there are about a trillion birds in my yard all squawking at me to feed them and making me feel guilty if I don’t. My question is – what do all these birds, in their natural state without any handouts from humans, find to eat at this time of year? Val Seath Val: The food we provide makes up only a limited amount of a winter bird’s diet. Dried fruit, the seeds of birch, ironwood, pine, spruce, cedar, balsam fir and the adults, eggs and

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Butterfly follow-up JIM FERGUSON I received a phone call from Marilyn Spears this week with good news. The second black swallowtail butterfly emerged from its cocoon. Marilyn found the butterflies would feed much more quickly if the nectar was placed in the blossom of a flower and she had hummingbird nectar ready for the occasion. The second fed almost immediately and was mobile in a few minutes. The next chapter in the story will be if they are male and a female and the female lays her eggs on the parsley plant, the food of the larvae that Marilyn has provided. There are 88 different plants of this family that can be found in the area, including wild Queen Ann’s lace and cultivated, carrot, dill and celery. The female will not lay her eggs on any other species. There are generally two broods annually. The firstgeneration adults emerge in mid– to late-May and are active until late June. The second brood emerges in July and is active throughout August. Children find this part of Nature fascinating. If you should find a cocoon, place it in a secure terrarium or bug box with some larva food and wait. The rewards are well worth the effort.

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Dear Jim and Ila: We have received participant information and fees for ONRE (Code for the Renfrew Bird Count) in the 111th Christmas Bird Count. On behalf of all the staff at Bird Studies Canada, I would like to sincerely thank you for all that you and your team do as birders for your count circle. 111 years of data collection is only possible because of the efforts you and your team put into it. I hope you all had a fantastic day. Happy Birding, Kristine Dobney, Member Services and Accounting Facilitator, Bird Studies Canada We would like to extend our thanks to all that helped with the Christmas Bird Count.

larvae of insects are all winter staples. There are many insects and their larvae to be found in the ground cover of needles and leaves. The temperature between the ground cover and the soil will be slightly above freezing providing excellent winter habitat for insects. Decaying plant material produces heat which helps keep the temperature above freezing as well. Birds scratch through the snow and leaves until they find the food they need. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, RR 5, Renfrew, K7V 3Z8, Phone 613-432-2738 or email jamesh@nrtco.net.

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Manufacturing sector alive and thriving, says EOMN survey STEVE NEWMAN

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Representatives of area businesses, educational institutions and government were all ears for the Renfrew Industrial Commission’s guest speaker, Bill Halstead. In economic times that are still considered recessionary, Halstead presented the findings of the Eastern Ontario Manufacturers Network’s 2010 manufacturing sector skill needs assessment survey March 22. Halstead, who was the survey’s project manager, said the survey shows that jobs have been lost over the last few years, but that the manufacturing sector remains “a vibrant component of the economy.” In fact, two similar videos presented after his summary of the survey’s findings both indicated that Ontario is North America’s second most vibrant manufacturing sector, in that it represents 38 per cent of Ontario’s gross domestic product. The only jurisdiction exceeding the Ontario manufacturing sector’s economic output is California, he said. The videos also profiled owners and workers with eight world-class companies in eastern Ontario. These included SAM BAT, Ottawa makers of baseball bats for the major leagues; Neptec, which makes computer system’s for NASA space shuttles; Veritas Tools, the manufacturing arm of Lee Valley Tools; and Transformix, a Kingston firm that exports custom-automation machinery. The survey covered 600 companies and 30,000 employees.

Significantly, said Halstead, the surveyed companies indicated they planned to hire five per cent more employees in the next three years. These plans were cautiously made a year ago when the economy was still very fragile. That kind of statement should create synergy in the manufacturing sector so that total new hirings continue to rise, surmised Halstead. The total of 153 of 584 companies responded to the survey. Eleven of the 153 were from Renfrew County, or eight per cent of respondents. Within the entire field of surveyed companies, the computer and electronics sector remains the largest, but is sharply down from about 50 per cent a few years ago to just below 30 per cent. Another interesting statistic, said Halstead, is that manufacturing activity continues to rely on other than large companies. For example, almost 50 per cent of manufacturers have fewer than 20 employees. “What we have are a lot of small companies that are really vibrant,” said Halstead, a former Burnstown resident, who worked for Mitel in Renfrew in the late 1980s. Halstead, who now lives in Manotick, is an engineer and board member of the Eastern Ontario Manufacturers Network. He also owns opStrat Solutions, which helps companies improve their performance. The needs analysis also indicated that the needs of manufacturing companies have changed over the years. For example, the most sought-after skill by the companies surveyed is now

communication skills, followed by quality management, supply chain skills, and operation management. Companies said many technical skills are important when hiring, including these top six: engineering (46 per cent), computer and electronics (39), specific skills (38), technical diploma (34), quality management (31) and general business background (21). A strong conclusion from the survey was excessive interest in computer and electronic positions, resulting in 31 per cent of interested applicants having to look to another field for work. This contrasted with a lack of expressed interest in the smaller wood-products sector of manufacturing, or the sector’s inability to fill eight per cent of available jobs. For the forestry sector, Halstead said this is a cause for concern. That concern also underlines the need of the educational sector to adapt, and provide training not just for the most popular jobs. “Training must not be developed just for the most popular jobs,” said Halstead. The survey also expressed a need to improve the provincial apprenticeship program through better communication of participation requirements. A member of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities was in the audience. So was Evelyn Culleton, team leader for continuing education and corporate training at Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley (Pembroke). “It appears the ministry wants to fix it,” said Culleton, referring to the pres-

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Business There was a healthy turnout at the seventh annual myFM Home Show. Participants young and older turned out, including four-yearold Kolby Johnston, who had a turn with this paddle at the Pure Life Adventures booth. He is joined by owner Ray Bretzloff of the Ladysmith, Que., company that offers guided canoe tours as well as leadership programs. “If you bring more people to the Pontiac and the Ottawa Valley, it helps everybody,” said Bretzloff. For more details, check out www.pureLIFEadventures.ca.

RENFREW’S SEVENTH ANNUAL HOME SHOW The new section for home-based businesses, in the second-floor Galbraith Room, was a big hit at the March 26 home show in the Renfrew Armouries. Business participants included Pampered Chef, whose Karen Clemow offers these brownies with a delectable topping. Looking on is partner Terri-Lee Cameron. They call the franchise the kitchen store that comes to your door, with such quality products as pizza stones, bar pans and food choppers. Presented in partnership with the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce, the show featured 53 businesses. Mercury photos by Steve Newman

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Beware emergency scam Con artists prey on the most vulnerable in society, which may include the elderly, who are often hesitant to say ‘no’ to someone on the phone. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say this type of telephone fraud can easily be prevented by simply hanging up. The Emergency Scam – sometimes referred to as the Grandparent Scam – has been around for years. Members of the OPP Anti-Rackets Branch have noted a marked increase in the number of complaints in the last few months and warn you to be on alert. In the usual emergency scenario, an elderly person receives a phone call from a con-artist claiming to be one of his or her grandchildren, a friend of the family, or a former neighbour. The caller goes on to say that they are in some kind of trouble and ‘need money immediately.’ Typically, they claim to have been in a car accident, or are having trouble returning from a foreign country, or they need money for bail. Victims don’t verify

the story until after the money has been sent through a wire transfer service, as the caller specifically asks that they do not want other relatives to know what has happened, saying something similar to, “Don’t tell dad. He would be very upset with me if he found out. Please send the money ASAP. I’m scared.” From January to November 2010, 1,073 complaints were made to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC; formerly Phonebusters) by Ontario residents reporting this scam. There were 195 complaints in Ontario involving victims who were defrauded of more than $853,000. That money is often funnelled back into criminal organizations to perpetuate and expand the cycle of illegal activities further victimizing the unsuspecting public. If you suspect you or someone you know has been a victim of an emergency money transfer or Grandparent Scam, contact your local police service or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Drug charges laid in McNab-Braeside Township On March 24 members of the Ontario Provincial Police Drug Enforcement Unit (Project Paradigm), along with members of the Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit, and members from the Renfrew and Arnprior detachments served a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Warrant to Search at a residence on River Road in McNab-Braeside Township. Cocaine and

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One male is facing charges after a man used his vehicle to block a road and approached a stopped vehicle with an axe. The incident took place on River Road in Horton Township on March 27 around 7:10 p.m. A female motorist reported that a male driving a pick-up truck pulled out from a driveway and blocked the road in front of her. He then exited his vehicle and approached her in a threatening fashion with an axe. She drove off the road around his vehicle and escaped, reporting the incident afterwards. The male was located a short time later. The victim and accused did not know one another. A 32-yearold Arnprior man is charged with assault with a weapon and released on an appearance notice for court in Renfrew on April 27. Constable Hayley Chaplin investigated.

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One male was charged after police checked to ensure the male was abiding by conditions of his recognizance and found him to be in contravention of two conditions. Police attended his residence on March 23 and he was not there, nor had he been residing there for some time. A 31-year-old Renfrew man was arrested on March 24 and charged with two counts of breach of a recognizance. He attended bail court on March 28. Const. Sean Smith investigated.

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Once again, fraudsters are out attempting to part people from their money. OPP officers investigated two males going door-to-door selling insurance in the Region of Whitewater. They refused to identify themselves. Two males also attended a residence in McNab/Braeside selling hot water tanks. One male received a call stating he had won a vacation, but then the caller hung up when he refused to provide credit card information. The Grandparent or Emergency scam is active in our area also. Fraudsters call victims pretending to be a grandchild in trouble and requesting money is wired to them. Protect yourself, and watch for warning signs that something may be a fraud. People selling items should wear identification and be willing to identify themselves to you. Don’t succumb to high pressure sales. Think things over before signing anything at your door. If you win something, you don’t have to pay

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One male is facing charges after police investigated a report of a female being secretly videotaped in her shower. Officers received the complaint on March 27 that the victim found a cell phone recording her image as she showered in her home. Her stepfather admitted taping her. The victim, in her 20s took the phone and reported the incident to the police. The male from Whitewater Region turned himself in to police on March 28 where he was charged with voyeurism. He was released from police custody on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on May 5. He will not be identified in order to protect the identity of the victim. Const. Sean Smith investigated.

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A popular event makes its annual visit to the Renfrew Armouries Wednesday, April 6. Farm Comes to Town gives Grade 5 students from schools throughout Renfrew County an opportunity to learn about agriculture first hand. The tour includes seven stations: soil and crop, pork, poultry, sheep, apiary (bees), beef and dairy. “It’s a hands-on experience designed to educate everyone on just where our food comes from, and how it is handled and processed,” said Farm Comes to Town chair Angela Field.

“We have 265 students this time getting students. It’s hard The farming experience exyear. We usually have 400,” Field to get buses in the afternoon.” tends beyond the students. “The public is encouraged to said. Field has been informed that “We are having a really hard buses are transporting high join us from 5 to 8 p.m. to meet our local farmers and their animals,” Field added. “There are also milking and sheep shearing demonstrations.” Entry is free for the public, although donations are greatly apO'BRIEN RD. preciated. One part of the tour that is alRENFREW ways a favourite for the students is the bees, Field said. “It’s such a wonderful program. Many only get to see (farming) on TV.” She said there is concern in potential numbers this year because of the recently staggered bells system implemented at county schools.

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Energy and spring – these words, to me, are synonymous. From winter’s sleep to the birth of new life in trees and plants and the energy of birds returning is wonderful. When you read this there will be artists taking part in a workshop with David Kearns in portraiture. We will be expending energy learning and expanding our artistic talents. That will also be wonderful. At our next meeting, some will bring what we have learned to share with everyone. It is not like taking the workshop but it’s interesting. Everyone interprets

things differently so it should be worth listening to what we have to offer. This month we don’t have a speaker but we ask everyone to bring along his or her sketching equipment because we are going to have a model. Now I don’t want anyone to get excited (especially the church elders) but our model will be fully clothed. Drawing people is a challenge for most, so this will be fun. Join us Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church 291 Plaunt St., Renfrew. Please use the Quarry Street entrance. Everyone is welcome. For more information please call Diana 613-433-3635.

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Kindergarten Discovery Days Mondays 8:45 a.m. – noon Watch your child blossom in a small class setting. Bring your junior or senior Kindergarten aged child to discover learning opportunities at RDCS. Call 613-432-4340 to register your child for a Discovery Day experience.

OPEN HOUSE MONDAYS Come for a tour of the school and see what RDCS has to offer your child. Please call (613) 432-4340 to make an appointment. For more information contact us at www.renfrewchristianschool.com admin@renfrewchristianschool.com (613) 432-4340

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Alysia Saunders and Boyd Brisco (facing camera), Brianne McNulty, Marlene Brisco and Lola Arnes, Mykayla St. Michael and Callista Bennett.

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Grooming includes: Nail Clipping and Filing, Ear Cleaning, Teeth Scaling, Expression of Anal Glands, Bath, Clip and/or Trim 269 Argyle St., Renfrew 432-2968 RW-32 tfn 171305 44548

Church Services Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church

The Renfrew Presbyterian Church

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

Ministers: The Reverends Brian and Alison Sharpe Organist: Mrs. Elizabeth Brumm, H.B.Mus., A.R.CT.(2) SUNDAY, APRIL 3 10:00 a.m. – Worship Nursery Care Available Sunday School 10:00 a.m. If transportation is needed, please call Shirley at the Church Office 432-5452.

Website: http://www.tsarenfrew.ca

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St. James Lutheran 66 Elgin Ave. E. 432-5078 Pastor Cathy McCaig SUNDAY, APRIL 3 4:00 – Worship & Installation Service of Pastor Cathy Wednesday, April 6 7:00 p.m. – Lenten Worship _____________________________

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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Parkview Free Methodist

563 King Street Pastor: Rev. Chris Holmes 613-432-5458 Pastor David Tigchelaar Sunday 433-3598 10:30 a.m. – Worship 431 Albert St. Tuesday 7:00 p.m. - “Alpha” Sunday 10 a.m. Worship Service – Nursery Available Wednesday 7:00 p.m. - Fresh Power Sunday School During Service Prayer Time Coffee Break Women’s Interfaith Bible Study Worship With Us _____________________________ Wednesday mornings From 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Renfrew Baptist Church Story Hour and Nursery for Corner of Plaunt & Railway Children 5 yrs. and under Available 432-4266 Everyone is welcome Rev. Tom Smith _____________________________ SUNDAY, APRIL 3 10:00 – Worship Castleford United Cable Channel 22 Church Sundays 11 am & 3 p.m. 3875 River Road Bible Study, Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Dr. Richard Hollingsworth All Are Welcome _____________________________ Sunday 9:00 a.m. Worship The Anglican Sunday School _____________________________ Church of Canada ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE Elmwood Corner Argyle St. at Patrick Phone 432-3062 Bible Chapel Ministry 200 Francis St. Rev’d. Cathy McCaig with the 432-4572 432-3087 members of the Parish. Wednesday SUNDAY, APRIL 3 7:30 p.m. – Bible Study, Prayer 8:00 a.m. – Morning Worship SUNDAY, APRIL 3 and Sermon 9:30 a.m. – The Lord’s Supper 11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. – Family Bible Hour and Sermon and Sunday School All are welcome _____________________________ _____________________________

Hebron Christian Reformed Church

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! _____________________________

Calabogie Bible Fellowship Congregational Church 538 Mill St., Calabogie, ON Pastor Bill & Diane Griffiths Sunday 10:30 a.m. Worship Sunday School

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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MEAGAN BEATTIE RAIDER RAP be thinking of those until later this year. However, there are many more things to be looking forward to at the school. Spring is here now,

Parent-teacher interviews next week VICTORIA SLIGHT JAGUAR JOURNAL cent addition to SJHS. The next council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. During the first week of April, a 10-kilowatt solar panel system will be installed on the roof of SJHS. While most of the solar panels will be on the rooftop, a small section of panels will be mounted on the wall as a more visible reminder of our commitment to the environment. It is expected that the system will be up and running by June 2. This will include a monitor within the SJHS Town Square, which will display information about the amount of electricity being generated and the environmental impact or benefits of the system. This solar system came about as a result of an application put forth on behalf of the Board by Wayne and Carol Campbell under the Ontario MicroFIT program.

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@forrestpat 58 Scobie Road, Haley/Chenaux. 50 Acre Hobby Farm Approx. 3000 square feet of living space, 2 double car garages, Spacious family room Detached In-law suite Above ground pool Fenced yard & paddocks 4+1 bedrooms | 3 bath

$369,900

3200 HWY 132, SUN APR 3rd, 2-4 p.m. Private woodland setting on 7 acres - 3 bedroom bungalow w/double garage, laminate flrs thoughout, new 4 pce bath, perennial gardens, creek and walking trails. Don’t miss seeing this property! MLS 782723 $319,900

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Parent-teacher interviews at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School will be held on Thursday, April 7 from 3 to 7 p.m. As usual, teachers will be available in the gymnasium to discuss student progress with parents. April 12, Bishop Michael Mulhall, will once again be visiting our school for our annual Bishops Mass. This is in celebration of the Soleminity of St. Joseph, our patron saint. The actual date of the Feast of St. Joseph was on March 19. The SJHS Catholic Community School Council held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 23. At this meeting, council members received a presentation from Renfrew County and District Health Unit, Public Health Nurse Jaclyn Van Esbroeck, who spoke about youth engagement and smoking cessation. Educational assistant Sheilagh MacKenzie also provided members of council with a tour of the sensory/snoezelen room. This is a room available for special needs students and is a re-

and closer. The kickoff assembly is Friday, April 1, as well as the pancake breakfast that accompanies it. Tickets are $5 with all proceeds going to the Relay cause. Again, Relay for Life is an event that raises money for cancer research and awareness. Having never participated I’m looking forward to it on May 27. Easter is also coming up soon, and the time off to spend with friends and family should be a great time for students and teachers alike. As always RCI and RCIS are bubbling over with events and ways to get involved. Hope everyone had a great March break, but it sure didn’t stop us for long!

The 24-hour Famine was held Friday, March 25, and an amazing total of $3,100 was raised from this event. All proceeds will go to Free the Children, an organization working out of less fortunate countries helping to free them from poverty through their Adopt a Village model. Each of the 30 students who participated raised at least $50 in pledges for the organization. Also, as part of our Character Education initiative, a large group of students in Grades 7 and 8 have been busily planning designs to enhance our entrance so that it is a more welcoming and friendly space. Relay for Life is getting closer

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Things are hectic at Renfrew Collegiate after a much-needed March Break. It has always seemed to me that the week after a vacation such as the one two weeks ago is the second most jam-packed, with things to do, projects, tests, homework, everything. Of course the first would likely be pre-exams, but thankfully we don’t have to

and though some days you can’t very well tell, it feels like winter has breathed its last for the 201011 season. This of course means track and field, soccer, badminton, Relay for Life (which is getting more and more exciting the more I think about it), and other spring-related events, such as the spring-fling dance on April 29. With winter ending so quickly though, there are, of course, events and teams at the school that are drawing to a close also. Our varsity boys’ hockey team had the opportunity to go all the way to OFSSA last week in Timmins, playing very well into the finals.

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GARDEN HOME FOR SALE End Unit – Bungalow 146 Elk Street, Renfrew

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

73 Plaunt Street, Renfrew 613-433-3626

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

Weekend Duty Agent

Finished Basement (not the floor) Single Car Garage Double Car Driveway (marked out with interlocking blocks) Central Air Water Softener (removes the chlorine) Large Shed Large Fenced-in Yard Close to Major Stores Asking $225,000.00

613-433-9471

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FERGUSON LAKE RD. Private building lot on 5 Acres - $39,900 MLS #782383

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Monica Scopie, Broker Office 613-623-7303 Home 613-623-4629 www.coldwellbanker.ca

OPEN HOUSE

Sunday April 3, 2-4pm, 298 QUEEN’S CRESCENT, RENFREW.

53 James St. Arnprior

863 ARCHIBALD ST. $169,900

So many options-continue renting to existing summer tenants, enjoy for your own personal use as is, or remove the cottage and build your dream home. Oversized lot only steps from the Ottawa River. MLS#778088. Call Lisa.

JEBWOOD TRAIL Waterfront - 97 acres with 400ft frontage on Muskrat Lake. Call Teri. MLS #742336 $168,000

Office/Showroom for lease

We can help prepare you and your home for the spring market. Call Teri and Lisa - we look forward to working with you!

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ARE YOU PLANNING TO LIST YOUR HOME?

Clean office/showroom with manager’s office, kitchen, barrier free washroom and 1000 SF warehouse with loading door, starting from 1600 SF to 5400 SF. Call Michael 613.724.8260

This newly renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home must be seen to be appreciated. All new exterior, including bi-level deck and paved drive. Interior features hardwood and ceramic floors and carpet in bedrooms, lovely new kitchen, rec room in basement, stylish bathrooms. Come see for yourself. Asking $209,900

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Final OLF cards of the season

The final card game of the season was held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish hall recently. The winners were: • ladies’ euchre – Marie Martel and Leona Buraczewski;

• ladies’ 500 – Janet McLaughlin and Lucy Buzzell; • mens euchre – Ed Buraczewski • mens 500– Arnold Wren and Harvey McLaughlin;

• door prizes – Murial Fremoe and Pearl Gould; and • 50/50 draw – Arnold Wren. The organizers thank everyone for attending and participating.

A portion of all proceeds donated to the Food Bank.

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

DIRECT 613-432-5573

HOME OF THE WEEK – HANDYMAN SPECIAL New roof, 4 yr old furnace and gas fireplace, hardwood floors, full basement, single detached garage. Just a little sweat equity and you will have a great starter home or investment property. All for $114,900 MLS #785111 CHALET STYLE HONE ON 12 ACRES NEAR CALABOGIE

EN OP USE HO

everything your family needs!

2200 Calagogie Rd. SUN. APR. 3, 2 - 4

Bring the whole family – room to roam on this gorgeous property, creek and pond, also includes free golf and skiing at Calabogie Peaks, living room has stone fireplace, large family room, pool and gazebo, two garages MLS# 778886

June Laplaunte, Sales Rep

COUNTRY LIVING CLOSE TO TOWN EN OP USE HO

1385 Storyland Rd., Haley Station SAT. APR. 2, 2 - 4 NEW quality built home, hardwood floors, custom kitchen, full basement, large low- e argon windows, specially constructed foundation to minimize heating costs. You will not be disappointed. $264,900 MLS# 778885 GREAT STARTER OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY This 2 br home has new laminate flooring, spacious eat-in kitchen, family room, dry basement, new soffit and fascia, new electric panel, electric to single car garage. $134,900 MLS# 779647

SPRING IS COMING Two great building lots on the Bonnechere – 5 acres in Douglas $69,900. 2.25 Acres near Renfrew – beautifully treed, both great for fishing, swimming and canoeing or kayaking. $59,900.

v“ˆ‘ëo’˜–ˆën˜Œ‡ˆ Your key to must-see homes in the area! Enright Real Estate Brokerage INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

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1385 Storyland Rd., HALEYSTATION

2200 Calabogie Rd.

June Laplaunte, Sales Rep. 613-623-7922

June Laplaunte, Sales Rep. 613-623-7922

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298 Queen’s Cresc., RENFERW

3200 Hwy. 132, RENFERW

Monica Scopie, Broker 613-623-7303

Mike Labelle, Sales Rep. 613-623-7303

Sun. Apr. 3 2-4 p.m. www.royallepageoneil.com

Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage

Sun. Apr. 3 2-4 p.m.

708 Fourth Ave., RENFREW

604 Fortington St., RENFREW

Christena McNab, Sales Rep. 613-750-1443

Ross Peever, Sales Rep. 613-432-5394

Sun. Apr. 10 Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage

2-4 p.m.

219 Oak Street, EGANVILLE Helen Vincent, Broker of Record 613-432-0058 440974

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

Marianne Carroll Broker 613-433-4275

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Catherine O'Neil Broker 613-432-2333 catherineoneil@royallepage.ca

WELL KEPT HOME SOLD IN ONE WEEK

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102 MERVIN LANE 708 FORTH AVENUE SUNDAY, APRIL 3RD, 2011, 2PM TO 4PM YOUR HOST: CHRISTENA MCNAB, 613-570-1443 WORTH SEEING! WORTH OWNING! MLS#775840

• Lovely spacious 3+1 bedroom family home on 2.6 acres with hardwood floors • Large oak kitchen with center island • Lower level features rec. room, 4th bedroom & office could be 5th bedroom, & large windows allowing lots of natural light • Only a 2 minute walk to Burnstown beach MLS#783836

63 ALVA DRIVE • Bright & spacious home with hardwood flooring, neutral colours, 2+2 bedrooms, 1½ baths, one with jet tub • Oak kitchen cabinets • Patio doors from dining room to backyard • Fully finished lower level • Attached double heated garage • Well built & beautifully maintained with a great view of Muskrat Lake MLS#755689

369 ARCHIBALD AVENUE

406 HUBERS ROAD • An exceptional property offering a view for miles in all directions • Updated log with cedar siding home is on 300 acres & has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, family room with fieldstone fireplace, enclosed heated porch; basement area with sauna, sink & shower. • Several outbuildings, heated 3 bay garage, open hay barn & log building wired for generator. • Much, much more! MLS#782100

63 MCBRIDE ROAD • Quality Built, 3+2 bedroom raised bungalow located on the outskirts of Renfrew. Good sized foyer. • Home features open concept kitchen, dining & living room • Ceramic & hardwood flooring throughout • Finished lower level with L-Shaped family room, 2 pc bath with laundry facilities, 2 bedrooms & office MLS#781868

F E AT U R E P R O P E R T Y IMMACULATE JUST MOVE IN! 463 JESSUP ROAD • 2 + 2 bedroom bungalow situated on private one acre just a 2 minute walk to Mink Lake • Main level has open concept dining & kitchen, patio doors from dining room to back deck, laundry, private living room, master bedroom with cheater door to 3pc bath with jet tub & skylight, & 2nd bedroom • Completely finished lower level with 3pc bath, 2 bedrooms & large family room • Detached 25’ x 30’ insulated garage • Excellent location for commuters to Pembroke, Petawawa or Renfrew MLS#781290

298 BALDWIN AVENUE • Great starter home for the young family! • Many upgrades for this 3 bedroom, 1.5 storey home including roof shingles, windows, oak kitchen & flooring. • Dining, living, kitchen & laundry on main level • Nestled on large corner lot close to school playground MLS#782385

233 AIRTH BLVD. • • • • • •

3 bedroom bungalow with fenced back yard & rec. room in lower level Semi-detached Great for starters or those wanting to downsize Very clean & well maintained Great location, close to amenities Upgraded windows, doors, flooring, roof & central air MLS#778706

5961 MATAWATCHAN ROAD

98 & 100 RAGLAN STREET SOUTH

26405 HWY#41 • • • • •

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Private Country Setting on 3.28 acres 2 bedroom, 2 bath hillside home in Griffith Jacuzzi tub in 3pc bath Walkout lower level family room with wood stove Large single garage with workshop & spacious loft MLS#784143

• Location, Location, Location • 1200 sq. ft of Retail Space on Main Level & 2 - 1 Bedroom Apartments Upstairs (currently tenant occupied) • Plenty of Parking • Immediate Occupancy • Put your business where it can be seen! MLS#775296

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR LEASE

LOTS 46 Haramis Drive In-town building lot in prime residential area. MLS#783813 161 Bank Street Excellent in-town building lot! MLS#770784 280 Mask Road Building lot in Industrial Park. Zoned M-3 with many possibilities! MLS#779371 O’Brien Road Excellent location for highway access. 1 acre lot in the heart of high commercial activity. Plenty of options & potential. MLS#781726

660 HYDRO BAY ROAD • 19 acres great for hunting & recreation • 3 boat launches with 725’ of frontage on Muskrat Lake • Sandy beach area • Mixed bush with 4 wheeler trails throughout • Great location to build your dream home away from the busy city! MLS#755153

72 PRINCE STREET

MIKE COULAS YOUR WEEKEND SALES REPRESENTATIVE 613-432-0092

• 2 units available in lower level of building • Unit C – 760 sq. ft. • Unit D – 900 sq. ft. • Gas heat & central air • Rent includes heat & hydro • Central to downtown area MLS#781732, 781733

627 FORTINGTON STREET • Bright & spacious space with 2 front door access • Plenty of parking available • Private office in back • Great location for your business, close to HWY #17 & box stores MLS#770869

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EADY REALTY, INC. Brokerage

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

613-432-2100 www.century21.ca/eadyrealty

Dennis Yakaback

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

Cell

432-0041

Patti Reid Sales Rep.

Cell

401-0197

Charlene Riopelle Vincent Johnston Kelly Derue Sales Rep. Real Estate Broker Badour Res. 432-7870 Cell 433-2254 Cell 433-2681 Sales Rep.

Cell

NEW LISTING - 1011 JANE ST. This home is located on Thompson Hill in Horton township. It offers a large lot that with a small log barn for storage. It has gas heat a metal roof and well and spetic system..no water bills for this property. MLS #784542 $149,900 Call Vince 613-433-2254

238 FOXDEN

Real Estate Broker

151 SIMPSON AVE.

81 STEVENSON CRES.

Rick Reid Sales Rep.

Cell

401-3212

433-4082

6647 HIGHWAY 132

161 READY AVE. NEW PRICE

This home is much larger than it looks! 4 Bedrooms 2 ½ baths. Large bright kitchen. Separate dining room. Formal living room looks over a stunning rear yard. Large family room on lower level. New gas boiler. Really must be seen! Call Dennis to arrange a showing. 432-0041

Terrific value! Formerly the MNR work station. Good living quarters over 6 offices. Large attached shop insulated with a wooden floor. Large 70 x 40 detached insulated shop with cement floor. Several other outbuildings on 2.5 acres. Many potential uses $ 139,900 call Dennis 432-0041 MLS #751068.

Set on the banks of the Bonnechere, this classic brick beauty has large country kitchen, 4+ bedrooms, main floor den/ family room and over-sized private yard. Call Rick 401-3212 or Patti 401-0197 to view $184,900. MLS#757702

139 BARNET BLVD.

MINK LAKE WATERFRONT

54 HARPER

Granite and quartz countertops, hardwood floors, huge master with ensuite, natural gas heat, central air, rec room with kitchenette, family room with gas fire place, 3 bedrooms main level, 4 bedrooms lower level. Call Kelly to view 613-433-2681

All brick 3 bedroom bungalow with double wide paved driveway, central air conditioning, natural gas heating. Good solid value with a little TLC $189,900 Call Morris for more info 613-432-1830

Beautifully decorated brick bungalow, new high efficiency gas furnace, new evestrough, updates too numerous to mention. A MUST SEE!!!! Call Charlene 613-433-4082

Insulated 3 bedrm cottage on over 5 acres with 100 feet of waterfrontage on Mink Lake. Safe shallow shoreline. Southwest exposure. Septic system. Storage buildings. Call Dennis 613-432-0041

3 bedrm brick bungalow. Bright kitchen with plenty of cupboards. Generous sized living room. Cozy recrm with gas stove. Roof shingles are under 5 years old. New gas furnace and stove. Maintenance free exterior situated minutes from town. Call Dennis 613-432-0041 MLS#785313

90 OPEONGO RD.

76 GRAHAM AVE

728 ABERDEEN

135 PETER ST

463 B BAGOT LONG LAKE RD.

A GOOD BUY

Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, large rec room with gas fireplace plus a detached one bedroom bungalow perfect for a granny suite or extra rental income. $199,900 Call Morris for more info MLS #785595

Brick bungalow on Quiet Cul-de-sac. Three bedrooms on main level, fully finished granny suite with separate entrance on lower level. Detached insulated, heated double garage. Call Kelly to view 433-2681

184 PRINCE AVE.

14 LITTLE ST

Custom bungalow garden home with partially finished basement. Hardwood & ceramic throughout. Large master with walk-in closet and ensuite. Call Morris for more info 613-432-1830 MLS #783172

3 bedroom home on ravine lot has a large rear addition and all the energy updates you could ask for! Gas heat only $63/month. Open concept living/dining are with cozy gas stove. Just move in & enjoy! Call Rick 401-3212 or Patti 4010197 to view. MLS#783528

200’ of waterfront. On quiet, tranquil Bagot Long Lake. Ten minutes to Calabogie Peaks Ski Hill, The Highlands 27 hole Golf Course, and everything this picturesque area has to offer. Call Kelly to view 433-2681 MLS #783005

9 ELGIN AVE E

873 FERGUSLEA

D L O S

Very well appointed home with a paved driveway in the center of Renfrew.This home is very close to all amenities. Home has many newer updates. The attached garage is currently used as storage and workshop. price $172,900 Call Vince for more info 613-433-2254

Great starter in Beachburg. Affordable 2 bedroom home on large lot. Detached single garage. Cozy, cute and ready for occupancy. $115,000 MLS#784033 Call Kelly to view 433-2681

202 BRYDGES ROAD

112 PHEASANT RUN

Here is your chance to own your own home. Well maintained 2 bedroom bungalow on large beautiful lot. Close to hospital and downtown. Great value in this property. Call Charlene for more info 613-433-4082

170 QUEEN ST.

78 QUARRY ST.

Peaceful & Private. 17 yr old, 3 bedroom home on 47 acres. Fireplace in family room looks great and is an efficient heat source. Ensuite bath & walk-in closet in spacious master bedroom. MLS #783317 Call Kelly to view 433-2681

On Duty This Weekend Charlene Riopelle Badour

Nestled in the heart of the valley, nature is at it’s best surrounding this two bedroom Hi-Ranch on 1.45 acres. It boasts 2 cabins and lakes near by. Call Charlene for more info 613-433-4082 MLS #779119

3 Bedroom bungalow on a large lot overlooking Calabogie Highlands Golf Course. Features an open concept floorplan, solarium and deeded access to Calabogie Lake. $ 349,900 Call Vince for more info @ 613-433-2254 MLS#783854

Larger than it looks! 3 bedroom centrally located home is within walking distance to all amenities. Main floor family room offers space to relax at the end of the day $127,900 MLS #781718 Call Kelly to view 433-2681

Sales Rep. 613-432-4082 Generous sized rooms throughout. Hardwood floors. Separate dining room. Attached single garage. Paved drive. Nice deep lot close to downtown. Quick possession is possible. Call Dennis 432-0041 MLS#781448

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I’m leafing through a farm magazine from March 1911. The print in The Farm Journal is very small and the pages are crammed full of advice about farming. There are numerous advertisements about incubators – hatching eggs. There is a full-page ad on David Bradley farm implements. It says the farm implement factory is the oldest and largest in the world selling direct to the farmer. An all steel hay press is priced at $135.75 and up. There are six

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MAYNARD VAN DER GALIEN RURAL ROUTES began aggressively to seek national circulation. A publication that started with 25,000 copies grew to 1 million subscribers by 1915. The magazine is published monthly and today is still the largest U.S. farm magazine. Last week I moved my stack of old farm magazines to new shelves that I built. I saw the date of March 1911 on one magazine. The magazine I had in my hands was exactly 100 years old. There are many articles on poultry. One article says farm-

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ing boiled. After the mixture has been sufficiently cooked, it should be poured into a mixing bowl and enough middlings and barley-meal added to make the combination crumbly, and not too moist. When cold, and in the form of a paste, place it in a wooden trough, giving the fowls a small portion at a time. Never throw the mash on the ground – it not only causes waste, but may do harm to the health of the fowls. Ah shucks, I’m out of space already. There’s an interesting article on farm debts that cracked me up. Farm debt in 1911 was a serious matter.

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ers should pay more attention to the raising of poultry, as the demand in the cities and towns is greater than the supply. Another article says poultry keepers on a small scale generally use their table scraps as chicken food, but, as a rule, these scraps are not used to the best advantage when thrown promiscuously to the birds. A much better way is to keep a pot especially for this purpose, and place in it what accumulates during the day. The next morning add sufficient water and boil the scraps. Bacon rind and anything that might cause a stoppage internally if eaten by the fowls should be cut cup into small pieces before be-

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. Call David for a showing. 613401-2824. MLS #784899

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444 GILLAN RD. Extremely well constructed home in a great location. Many upgrades and extremely efficient home will impress. Call David today to view. 61401-2824 MLS #783391

124 BELLAMY WAY GOLDEN LAKE Very private waterfront home on the shores of Golden Lake. Beautiful gardens surround this incredible property that is right on the water. Property is beautiful. Call today. MLS #769757.

145 JENNET ST. Stately brick home situated on a great corner lot. Tons of potential for a great family home. Call David today. 613-401-2824 MLS #778078

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137 MCANDREW AVE

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

170 TASSE AVE. R-4000, brand new bungalow, open concept, kit., D.R., separate L.R., 1-4pc bath jacuzzi, separate shower, 2 good size B.D.’s, full unfinished basement with plumbing for bath, laundry room facilities, E.B.R. heat. Asking $219,000. Call Ross at 613-433-1133.

4 LEVEL SPLIT - MINUTES FROM RENFREW Eat in Kit with new pot lights, leads to large deck, Separate D.R., L.R., all overlooking Renfrew. Upper level features BDR, 1-4pc bath, Large MBR, 1-3pc ensuite with jacuzzi tub highlighted by skylight, large walk in closet; 2nd level has, cozy family room, laundry room plus 1-3pc bath, furnace room. Lower level, B.D.R., large hallway, 2 car fully insulated garage, beautiful hardwood floors throughout this home, pave drive, quality landscaped, Call Ross for details at 433-1133

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

246 OPEONGO RD.

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

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

2 STRY vinyl sided home, features include, eat-in kit, LR with GAS Fireplace, separate DR, Laundry room with 1-2pc bath. 2nd floor includes Large Master Bedroom, 19’ by 13’ plus walk in closet, 2 BDR. 1- 4 pc bath. Large 2 level side deck with above ground pool. Call Ross for further details 433.1133

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Reading The Farm Journal

models of David Bradley manure spreaders. The one shown is priced at $69.50 – all complete, ready to use. A David Bradley one horse corn drill, force drop, three models $6.98 and up. The Farm Journal was first published in March 1877 for farmers in bountiful agricultural regions within a day’s ride of the publication office in Philadelphia. Founder Wilmer Atkinson was a Quaker, farmer and journalist, who insisted that his publication disseminate common sense information to farmers and their wives. When Atkinson received approving letters from beyond the Middle Atlantic states, he


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296 JORDAN AVE. In immaculate condition and an excellent residential location – one bedroom on the main level plus 4 pce. bath – second level has another bedroom plus a 2 pce. bath and an office area – family room on main floor has wood burning stove and patio doors to rear yard - front verandah – hardwood flooring, new carpet and newer vinyl – semi-finished basement. Call Helen at 432-0058

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SOLD 838 EIGHTH ST. Custom garden home (end unit) with two levels completely finished and two baths – laundry on main level or lower level (provision for both areas) – central air – paved drive – deck at rear – laminate flooring and newer vinyl – 3 bedrooms in total and all freshly painted – book a showing with me Helen at 432-0058

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Community

Champlain 400: A preview JAMES R. ROBERTSON Bromley Historical Society

French explorer Samuel de Champlain visited the Cobden area in June 1613 – almost 400 years ago. Champlain set out from New France

on May 27, 1613, to continue his exploration of the Huron country and in hopes of finding the “northern sea” he had heard about (probably Hudson Bay). He travelled the Ottawa River, later giving the first description of this area. This was when he infamously lost his astro-

Seniors’ Home Support: People Helping People JUDY EWART Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support

Thank you to Janice and Susan at The Renfrew Tearoom for the wonderful fundraising evening they provided for us on Saturday, Feb. 26. Thirty-four guests enjoyed a delicious three-course meal in a homey, relaxed setting. The service was excellent, as was the company. Thank you! Our hearing assessment clinic has been quite popular with our community and our second day booked on March 9 was full. Barb Christopher of the Canadian Hearing Society has agreed to return May 18 for another clinic. We have a number of people on our waiting list but if you’re interested in having your hearing checked, give us a call at 613-432-7691 and we will schedule an appointment for you. Monday, April 11 we are hosting an Easter luncheon at the AFAC Wing with lunch at 12 noon. Charlie Ricard has graciously agreed to prepare one of his fa-

28 ACRES OF BUSH

mous roast beef dinners for us and the cost will remain the same as in the past – $10 per person. Luncheon tickets can be purchased at Aikenhead’s Drug Store or the Home Support office after March 21 and will be available until April 6. Everyone is welcome to join us for a great meal and the music of Barry Martin and Country Favourites. On Sunday, May 15 Randy Foster will host his 11th concert on our behalf at the Renfrew Legion starting at 2 p.m. Randy is busy lining up guests for the afternoon and has some new talent that he is planning on bringing in from Ottawa for our listening pleasure. As the days grow longer and the weather slowly warms up our thoughts turn to spring and getting our homes and yards in shape after the long winter. If you need assistance to get work done around your home ,we have home maintenance workers available who can provide assistance both indoors and out. Call our office (613432-7691) for the help you require.

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the chain of lakes to what is now Logos Land, then to Nibachis’ village near Cobden, then to Tessouat’s village on Lower Allumette Lake, and then to Tessouat’s “fort” on Morrison’s Island. Tessouat was the Algonquin chief, and Champlain apparently offered to build him a fort if they were to move from the area they occupied, with its poor soil, to the locality of the Lachine Rapids, near Montreal. See ‘Champlain’, Page 48

labe, which was found in 1867 by Edward George Lee, a 14-year-old farm boy helping his father clear trees near Green Lake (now Astrolabe Lake). Over a three-day period in June 1613, Champlain travelled through the Cobden area. Due to the Chenaux Rapids on the Ottawa River, he and his men were forced to portage. They presumably came ashore in Browns Bay near present day McKenzie’s Hill. Their route took them along

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Heritage OLGA LEWIS

MARCH 30, 1911

GOING WEST: Mr. Robert McDonald, for the past five years in the employ of N. Dean and Son, and Mr. N. Budd until recently attending Business College in Ottawa, expect to leave for Vancouver on April 8. Mr. McDonald will likely join some branch of lumber business, while Mr. Budd joins his uncle Mr. J.C. Welsh in Vancouver. Mr. McDonald’s place on the staff of N. Dean & Son has brought him much in touch with the public, and the people of Renfrew will regret exceedingly to lose this bright, clean and clever young man. The West may need such men, but the East needs them too. NEW MANAGER AT MACKAY BROS.: Mr. Flett of Campbellford, who has been in charge of manager of Messrs. Mackay Bros. Department store for some months, left this week for Montreal where he will spend a few days before going to Moncton, N.B. Mr. A.D. Millar of Chatham has taken management in Mr. Flett’s place. MARCH 26, 1936 LOCAL MEN PURCHASE

Champlain Continued from Page 46 Champlain’s visit to the area will be the subject of a talk by Ken Swayze, a local archaeologist, at the annual general meeting of the Bromley Historical Society, on Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m. The talk will be held at the Osceola Town Hall, 498 Micksburg Road, Osceola. As the Cobden area starts getting ready for the 400th anniversary of

FROM THE OLD FILES MANUFACTURING CO.: Messrs. Charles Roberts and Fred Lockwood, who have made a purchase of the sash and door factory at the foot of Raglan Street, an establishment which was founded by the former’s father many years ago. The new owners are practical men and they with a staff of 10 or 12 expect to run the factory to full capacity. They manufacture doors, mouldings and special articles. They have a good factory, a good yard and excellent prospects. This is the second parcel of Renfrew Industries which has been disposed of. The Electric Refrigerator Co. was bought by Mr. E.G. Hohs of Toronto. It is understood that the real estate has also a buyer. There are the Flour Mills the former electric building and the office building yet to be sold. FORMER RENFREWITE DIES IN CALGARY: The death has occurred in Calgary of Dr. M.C. Costello whose father the late John W. Costello, at one time conducted a store in Renfrew; later went West and taught school at Calgary. Mother

Champlain’s visit, the Bromley Historical Society is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The Society was an outgrowth of the work of several community members in connection with the Millennium Committee for the Township of Bromley, which had been amalgamated with the Township of Admaston at about the same time. The Society’s aim is to preserve and record the agricultural, social and cultural histories of the former Bromley Town-

of the deceased physician was before marriage Miss Elizabeth Copps of Fitzroy. Removal to the West took place over fifty years ago. Dr. Costello leaves a wife and family and there are two brothers and four sisters.

the annual charity ball. The request was turned down. The board gives the director of education the power to approve or reject

a request for the use of schools. Since the board says it favours “public use of schools” perhaps it needs to make that policy

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ship, a settlement that dates back to the 1850s. As the Rev. Patricia Van Gelder, president of the Bromley Historical Society, said, “We are proud of the work that has been accomplished to date, although much more remains to be done. Champlain’s visit to this area is a very important part of our history, and we are very glad that Ken has agreed to share his unparalleled knowledge and insights as part of our anniversary celebrations.”

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ESTABLISHED COMPANY has immediate opening for Administrative Assistant to join our team. Ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, strong knowledge of Quickbooks, MS Word and Excel, ability to take initiative and problem solve. Duties include data entry, fielding and directing calls, preparing documents and reports, and various administrative tasks. Salary based on qualifications and experience. We look forward to hearing from you. Please email resume to jobs@thunderbolt.ca.

OTTAWA’S Largest Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120-$360 DAILY for outdoor Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic individuals to fill our various 2011 positions. Apply online @ www.Spring MastersJobs.com PAID IN ADVANCE! Make $1000 Weekly Mailing Brochures from home. 100% Legit! Income is guaranteed! No experience required. Enroll Today! www.national-work.com Physiotherapy Assistants and Kinesiologists Needed immediately for work in Renfrew. Excellent Remuneration. Rewarding Work. Email resume: Sandeep.Kulkar ni@Active Health.ca Fax: (613) 5996139

EXPERIENCED MECHANIC FAMILIAR with Mercury and Bombardier motors both outboard and inboard. We offer pleasant working conditions and a congenial staff, salary negotiable. Apply to Dick Plummer Marine, 1495 Pembroke St. W, Pembroke On, K8A 7A5 or fax resume to 613-735-0380 Star Fleet Trucking HIRING! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS FULL TIME POSITION & RETIREES needed for Hair stylist and or with 3/4 Ton or 1-ton Esthetician at a very pickup trucks to deliver busy salon. Please send new travel trailers fifth resume to box “H” care wheels from US manuof the Renfrew Mercu- facturers to dealers ry, 35 Opeongo Rd, throughout Canada. Renfrew On, K7V 2T2 Free IRP plate for your truck and low insurance FULL-TIME LICENSED rates! Pref. commercial Mechanic required, Lic. or 3 yrs towing send resume to Cobden exp. Top pay! Call Auto Supply, 100 Craig 1-877-890-4523 Main St. Box 179, www.starfleettruck ing.com Cobden On, K0J1K0 Take the super Highway to Employment. Trucking, General Labour, Heavy Equipment Operator jobs. Get plugged in. How to register: email nwttltd@primus.ca Current listings: greater Ottawa areas - 420 trucking, 152 labour and heavy equipment positions. Canada wide, choose preferred city, province, territory, area. Sponsored by North West Transport, Heavy Equipment Training Ltd. Visit us at JOIN OUR Harvesting, www.nwtt.ca or field supervising Tel - 613-225-3055 team at Cedar Hill Berry Farm in Pakenham. This is a great summer MUSIC, DANCE job for teens and INSTRUCTIONS adults. Minimum age 14. Call Ria at 613WORLD CLASS DRUM256-2014 MER (of Five Man Electrical Band) is now acLOCAL SATELLITE tech- cepting students. Prinician looking for help- vate lessons, limited ener, no experience need- rollment, free consultaed, will train, paid tion. Call Steve, 613cash. Learn trade and 831-5029. make extra money. w w w . s t e v e h o l l i n g worth.ca Call 613-570-1255

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CARRIERS NEEDED HIRING STUDENTS FOR 2011 PEAK SEASON

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Do you want more than “just another summer job?” How about an exciting summer spent working in and around our lovely vacation resort located on beautiful White Lake?

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Hiring begins in April & May We offer a positive working experience, competitive wages, unique learning opportunities, and friendships that will last forever. So do it now, don’t wait!

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IMMEDIATE OPENING AZ or DZ DRIVERS Canada’s leading supplier of ready mixed concrete requires Ready-Mix drivers for the Renfrew area. Minimum 3-5 years driving experience with a clean driving record. Training on the Ready Mix truck will be provided. Lafarge offers competitive hourly wage as well as a full company paid benefits package. This is a seasonal, on-call position. Resumes must be submitted to the attention of: Lafarge Canada Inc. Attn: Kevin Brennan 994 Moodie Drive, Building # 7 Ottawa, Ontario K2H 7T5 CL23962

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Pembroke Regional Hospital, located 150 km northwest of Ottawa, is a regional acute care hospital offering a variety of acute and ambulatory care services including medicine, surgery, maternal and child care, regional mental health care, regional rehabilitation, district stroke centre, emergency and intensive care. Our state of the art digital diagnostic imaging department offers a wide variety of diagnostic modalities including CT and nuclear medicine. In our continuing efforts to bring health care services closer to home, we have expanded in the areas of systemic therapy and geriatric day program. In partnership with the Ottawa Heart Institute we offer an ambulatory cardiac rehabilitation program. If you are looking for a career that offers challenging opportunities in a progressive facility, consider Pembroke Regional Hospital as your employer of choice! We are currently recruiting for the following positions: • Two (2) Respiratory Therapists Ê Ê ÊBÊ Position one is offered on a Casual basis Ê Ê ÊBÊ Position two is offered on a Temporary Part-time basis Respiratory Therapists practise as members of a multi-disciplinary team in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, the Public Hospitals Act, and the Standards set by the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO). In keeping with the Hospital’s Mission, Vision and Values, and policies and procedures, RT’s provide professional care to patients. Applicants must be available to work on all shifts and weekends. REQUIREMENTS: • Current certificate of competence as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario • Basic cardiac life support certificate • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and with respect in an oral and written format with patients, public, colleagues and other health disciplines • Demonstrated effective problem solving and critical thinking skills • Demonstrated ability to apply basic computer skills • Demonstrated and proven ability to work in a collaborative care model with all members of the health care team • Demonstrated knowledge and application of the CRTO standards of practice • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education activities supporting ongoing professional learning • Demonstrated commitment to patient safety • Must have demonstrated ability to meet the attendance standards of the Hospital • Bilingualism is an asset Qualified candidates should submit their resumes to by Friday, April 8, 2011: Human Resources, Pembroke Regional Hospital, 705 Mackay Street, Pembroke, Ontario, K8A 1G8 or FAX: (613) 7326348 or e-mail recruitment@pemreghos.org We thank all candidates for applying, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

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Join our 6th generation family farm team and enjoy the benefits gained from the production of locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Our family-run business is seeking College/University students or others looking for seasonal work, who are energetic, highly-motivated and selfdirected to help with food production as well as manage one of our many farm market stands in local communities. Join our team in 2011 for seasonal FULLTIME positions available from approximately May to August inclusive. A clean driving record is required. Go to www.mcgregorsproduce.com to complete an application form and submit with your resume to: mcgregorsproduce@gmail.com or mail a completed application form and resume to: McGregor’s Produce 351 Lochwinnoch Road Braeside, Ontario K0A 1G0

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JOB CALL: Project Coordinator Accepting resumes for Immigration Partnership Project Coordinator for Renfrew and Lanark Counties. This 1 year contract runs April 1, 2011- March 31, 2012 in Pembroke. Seeking a candidate with exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Must have 2 years of supervisory experience and be computer literate in MS Office. Working knowledge of Photoshop and video editing an asset. Must be able to travel throughout Renfrew and Lanark Counties. French an asset. 37.5 hours/week at $25/ hour. See website for full description and qualifications: www.renfrewlanark.com CL23984


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PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Presently looking for qualified candidates in the following positions to fill day shift, evening shift. - CNC Machinist/Operator - Set-up CNC Machinist Please e-mail your resume to sales@ camcorindustries.com,

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Holy Spirit, you who make me see everything and who shows me the way to reach my ideals. You who give the divine gift to forgive and forget all that is done to me and you who are in all the instincts of my life with me. I want to thank you for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from You and my loved ones in your Perpetual. A person may pray this prayer three consecutive days without asking for their wish. After the third day, their wish will be granted no matter how difficult it may be. Promise to publish this dialogue as soon as your favor has been granted. CL23989

4 HAND EUCHRE 1pm at The A.F.A.C Wing 433 164 Argyle St. S Renfrew Saturday April 9, 2011 $10/person Snack at half time. Everyone Welcome!

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BEEF DAY 2011

Saturday April 9, 10-3 pm at the Winchester Arena Community Centre, 577 Main Street, Winchester. Organized by the Dundas County Cattlemen’s Association. Speakers include: OnTrace, Barry Walker, Director of Trace ability services. Ontario Cattlemen Association with an update on Ontario Agricultural Sustainability Coalition and further development of club calf sales. Boeringer-Ingelheim discussing Johne’s disease. Beef Improvement Ontario with an update on all programs offered. $25 registration fee payable to the Dundas County Cattlemen’s Association. General Inquiries: Rose Stewart 613-448-3454

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Please submit your resume, stating Competition #11-47, by 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2011 to: Human Resources, County of Renfrew 9 International Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 FAX: (613) 735-7590 EMAIL: hrinfo@countyofrenfrew.on.ca (in MS Word or pdf format) Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

WALDRUM Kalyn Barr and Leith Waldrum are thrilled to announce the birth of their enchanting baby daughter! GRACE CHERYL WALDRUM was born on January 19th, 2011 in Alliston, Ontario, weighing in at 6lbs, 15oz. A tiny little bundle of love! The proud as peacocks Grandparents are: Kelly Albert (Ray) and Dan Barr (Deb) of Renfrew, Ontario and Cathy True (Ian) and Gary Waldrum (Laurie) of Alliston, Ontario. Grace also has some seriously proud Uncles – Uncle Christopher and Uncle Braden, and very proud Aunt – Aunt Darcie. A special shout out to Grace’s Great Grandma Jean Russell – Grace will ALWAYS know of your never-ending love. CL23973

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The family of the late Muriel Charlotte Fraser wish to express our thanks to family, friends, and neighbours for their many acts of kindness, cards, and donations at the time of Mom’s passing. Special thanks to Dr. Donna Vilis, Dr. John Kiskis and their staff for the dedicated care they gave Mom over the years. Thank you Katherine Whittaker, Tasma and Ettie for the loving care you gave Mom; to the Ladies of the White Lake United Church for the lovely lunch following the service. Thank you to Rev. Fred Milnes, whose presence meant so much to all of us, and to Andre Pilon and staff for your excellent support and services. Durrell, Bobbie, Sandy, Wally and Families CL24003 CARDS OF THANKS

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I would like to thank all our neighbors friends, relatives, and family for the visits, flowers, cards, food, phone calls, drives, prayers, and all the help given to me when my best friend and wonderful husband Clemens passed away. He stood beside me thru all the good years we had together. Special thanks to his sister Mary Ann who stayed with me, fed me and gave me courage to go on. Thank you to nephew Andrew for all the drives to the hospital and feeding and staying with me and also for helping Uncle Clem at the hospital. Thank you to the members of Cameron Lake Hunt Club for the lovely flowers. God Bless you All. I loved Clem always. I will love him forever Many Thanks, Iverna Peplinski CL23990

Thank You I would like to thank the Police, Ambulance attendants and McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home for the care they showed my husband, Joseph Zinck. Thank you also to my many friends and neighbours who brought food and helped me, in my time of need. Daisy Zinck

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March 29 2001 If roses grow in Heaven Lord Please pick a bunch for us Place them in our Mother’s arms And tell her they’re from us Tell her that we love and miss her And when she turns to smile Place a kiss upon her cheek And hold her for a while Remembering her is easy We do it every day But there is an ache Within our Hearts That never goes away Ten years have passed, dear Mother And we still miss you so Love you forever and always. Lovingly remembered by All Your Children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren

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Stubinski, David John “Diesel” July 18, 1961 March 10, 2011

Ralph Bernard Jan 2 1922 – April 1 2010 Canadian Paratroops WWII High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughtersilvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of – Wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there. I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air… Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark or even eagle flew— And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God. Ever remembered, Rene

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BOOTH-HAMILTON Darlene Booth and Kevin Hamilton were united in marriage on Saturday, February 19, 2011. Hosting a Caribbean themed ceremony and reception enjoyed with family and friends at The Best Western in Renfrew, followed by a honeymoon in Varadero and Havana, Cuba.

A heartfelt Thank you to all the staff at Groves Park Lodge and Dr A Dick and Dr A DiPaolo for all Alice’s great care over the years.

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The Family of Alice Harlow wish to extend our Thanks and gratitude for all the hugs, cards, and donations given by friends and family after the passing of our Alice “Nana”.

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PALMER, Della In loving memory of our dear mother and grandmother who passed away April 1, 2010. Two tired eyes are sleeping, Two willing hands are still, The one who worked so hard for us, Is resting at God’s will. Your life was love and labour, Your love for your family true, You did your best for all of us, We will always remember you.

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Della E. Smith Died April 6, 2009 You left us beautiful memories of How you enjoyed your sports, Ya Della we can’t forget your love for music And a good old Time fiddle Tune, We feel blessed to have had you for our friend “As Della would say Go Sens Go And better luck next year boys”

Thursday evening, March 10, 2011 with family and friends at his side, suddenly and unexpectedly, David, in his 50th year passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital. David will be sadly missed by Deborah Taylor, his devoted partner of 22 years. Dear son and “little buddy” of the late Wyndham “Windy” Stubinski. Survived by his caring mother Doreen Stubinski (Warren) of Renfrew. Survived by his sisters Gail McQuade, Sharon (late Jim) Welch and Junie (Steven) McLaren and brother James “Shep”. Survived by his only child Megan Burwell-Stubinski of Vancouver B.C., step-daughter Dawn-Marie Ellis (Tim), step-grandchildren Samantha, Brandon and Nicki of Windsor, ON. Thank you to the Emergency Team at Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital. Special thanks to Dr Cardinal and Dr Silvaggio and the nursing staff that compassionately cared for David at the General Hospital, ICU North. Arrangements by The Boyce Funeral Home, Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior A private family service was held in The Boyce Chapel. In memory of David, donations to the Arnprior & District Food Bank, PO Box 463, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 3L9, are welcomed and very much appreciated by the family. Condolences/donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca.

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In Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Sunday March 27, 2011. Jennie Van der Wal age 84 years. Beloved wife of the late Walter Van der Wal. Predeceased by one son John (survived by his wife Heather) Loving mother of Leonard (Caroline), Clarence (Betty), Cornelius, Raymond and Joanne (Duanne Cook). Loved grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Jan Balt and predeceased by sister Joke Dehaan. Friends called at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel, 22 Raglan St. S., Renfrew on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held in the Christian Reformed Church, Renfrew on Wednesday March 30th at 10:30 a.m. Spring Interment Haley’s Cemetery. For those desiring donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Oncology Unit would be appreciated .

HASTINGS, John Allan (Retired Kraft Foods Inc.) At the Pembroke Regional Hospital on Friday afternoon, March 25th, 2011. John Allan Hastings of Killaloe at the age of 76 years.

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Suddenly at his late residence, Burnstown, Ontario on Friday, March 25, 2011, age 55 years. Loving husband of Kathy Rootham. Loved step-father of Lindsay Robertson of Toronto and Ashleigh Parkhill (Jamie) of Hamilton. Missed by his dog Molly Jean and cat Maggi. Predeceased by his parents Gilles and Helen Chretien. Dear brother of Suzanne (Andrew Hoskin) of Burlington, Jim (Lois) of Ottawa, Mary Lou (Tom Cameron) of Boston, Peter (Colleen) of Renfrew, Margaret (John Wilson) of Renfrew, Teresa (Lance Brydges) of Ashdad and Michael (Nancy) of London. Sadly missed by Marg and Ross Rootham, Donna (Victor) Woodburne, Larry (Barb) Rootham and Lillian Mitchell, also many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel, 22 Raglan St. S., Renfrew on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was conducted in Burnstown United Church on Thursday, March 31st at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arnprior Humane Society, 490 Didak Dr., Box 45, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 3H2 would be appreciated.

Peacefully at Hospice Renfrew on Monday March 28th, 2011 with his family by his side. Joseph age 84, beloved husband of Lois Windle for 55 years. Dear father of Daniel, Kathleen (Patrick) Quinn. Devoted and loving grandpa of Michael and Madeline Quinn and Erica Shubaly. Dear brother of Tilley Renkes and Georgina Obuk of Saskatchewan. Joe was predeceased by his parents John and Anastasia (nee Lashyn) and 10 siblings. Joe was a member of the Renfrew Golf Club, Renfrew Curling Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus 1916. He was a snowbird in Lakeland Florida for over 20 years. The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice Renfrew for their compassionate care and their family and friends here and in Florida for all of their support. Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St S, Renfrew on Wednesday March 30th from 2-4, 7-9 pm and after 12 noon on Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church on Thursday March 31st at 1:30 pm. Spring interment parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Hospice Renfrew.

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MONTIGNY, David Emile Unexpectedly at the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus on Tuesday afternoon, March 22nd, 2011 at the age of 89 years. Beloved husband of the late Gertrude Hyndman and of the late Agnes O’Neill. Predeceased by brothers: Louis, Eugene and Leo and by his sister, Anna. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Respecting David’s wishes, cremation is to take place with interment at St. Michael’s Parish Cemetery, Douglas in the spring. For those wishing, a donation made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences/Tributes/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca CL23965

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Partners K. H. Box, B.A., C.A. S. J. Dregas, C.A. B. D. Thompson, C.A.

252 Raglan St. S. Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 4A6 Tel. (613) 432-3664, 432-2104 14 Madawaska St. Arnprior, Ontario, K7S 1R7 Tel. (613) 623-7926

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1054 GILLAN ROAD, RENFREW, ONT.

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FACE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

APRIL SPECIAL 2 sm Spaghetti’s $10.57 + tax 2 lg Spaghetti’s $14.57 + tax

RENFREW LIONS CLUB inc. P.O. Box 205, Renfrew, ON K7V 4A3 “Serving the Renfrew Community since 1940”

Michelle Varteniuk Wes DeVries

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Your donation is needed to fund life-saving cancer research and vital support services for people living with cancer. Please give generously when a canadian cancer society volunteer knocks at your door this April.

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Learning Disabilities contact:

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Elizabeth Nesbitt

Registered Psychologist

Examiner/Consultant

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FRIDAY, APRIL 1 Trivia night at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, Renfrew, Stewart Hall, 7 p.m., $10/person, teams of 4-6 players, give your team a name; single players welcome; dessert refreshments. Registration or information, Linda at 613-432-8528.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 • Indoor yard sale at the AFAC Wing 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors welcome, $12 per table. Call 613-432-4485. • The Renfrew Skating Club is holding its year-end ice show ‘Toy Story On Ice’ at 6 p.m. Club members will perform, as well as the synchro team from Petawawa and our most popular adult group. In addition, we have the 2011 Senior Men’s Northern Ontario Section champion and 2011 Eastern Ontario Junior Ladies Bronze medalist. Admission is free but good will donation is accepted at the door. • Spaghetti dinner at St. Andrew’s United Church, Matawatchan at 5 p.m. Adults, $10; 12 year and under, $5; 5 years and under, free. For more information 613333-1107.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3 • The Ottawa Valley Music Festival presents internationally acclaimed Canadian pianist Katherine Chi performs a piano recital at Grace Lutheran Church in Eganville. Thanks to the generosity of the Eganville Rotary Club, the day before the concert Chi will conduct a master class for budding student pianists. Students will have the chance to perform in public followed by Chi’s helpful advice and comments. The master class is open to piano students from Grades 1 to ARCT. The fee is $15. Contact Judy Borer at jborer@ nrtco.net or call 613-432-3432. The pub-

lic is welcome to attend the master class for $5. • Renfrew Silver Seniors games day with a spaghetti dinner to follow at Renfrew Legion. Call Pat for tickets at 613-6492756. • Daffodil tea party, 1 to 3 p.m. at Griffith Lions Hall, sandwiches, desserts, refreshments, entertainment by local musicians. Daffodils for sale, $7 per person. All proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society. Sponsored by the Denbigh-Griffith Lions Club. • The April Valley Singles lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Buster’s Bar & Grill in Carleton Place. For info call Fay at (613) 256-8117 or Johanna at (613) 432-7622. • Card party at St. Francis Xavier Hall April 3 and April 10 at 7 p.m. both nights. Proceeds to repair church roof.

NEIL SQUIRE SOCIETY Do you have a disability, injury or illness and want to work? The Neil Squire Society is offering the following free wellness workshops on Mondays in April: Job Search Techniques, April 4, 12:30 to 3 p.m.; Information Interviewing, April 11, 12:30 to 3 p.m.; and What Employers Want, April 18th, 12:30 to 3 p.m. For more information and to register your space, call Natalie at 613-735-4586.

TUESDAY, APRIL 5 • The Admaston Recreation Committee is holding registration for the 2011 season of pick-up soccer from 6-7 p.m. at the Admaston/Bromley Township council chambers. Soccer games are held at the Admaston Public School grounds starting Monday, April 25, and ending Monday, June 20 with a fundraising barbecue. Registration fee is $15. Games run from 6 to 7 p.m. This is a recreational/non-competitive league, with student and parent supervision, no official coaches. A great evening for all, bring your energy, your running shoes, and some enthusiasm. It’s all about the fun! • Champlain Seniors floor shuffleboard and euchre, 1 p.m. at the AFAC Wing. Pot luck at noon. New members always

welcome.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 • Renfrew Seniors’ Home Support is hosting a roast beef dinner prepared by Charlie Ricard at the Wing on Monday, April 11 at noon. Music by Barry Martin and the Country Favourites. Advance tickets only by Wednesday, April 6, $10. Available at Aikenhead’s and the Home Support office. Call 613-432-7691 for more information. • Farm Comes to Town is arriving at the Renfrew Armouries. Schools from around Renfrew County tour through our various stations, including soil and crop, pork, poultry, sheep, apiary (bees), beef and dairy. It’s a hands-on experience designed to educate everyone on just where our food comes from, and how it is handled and processed. The public is encouraged to join us from 5-8 p.m. to meet our local farmers and their animals. There are also milking and sheep shearing demonstrations. Entry is free, though donations are greatly appreciated. • Employment Networks is hosting the free Interview Techniques Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 613-432-3424 to register. Space is limited.

THURSDAY, APRIL 7 For Love of the Oboe: an evening with David Sale, 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, Pakenham. Refreshments served following the performance, adults $10, students $5, tickets available at the door. Call 613-624-5593 for further information.

APRIL 8-10 Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats – A journey of healing for women and men touched by abortion. April 8-10 at Galilee Centre in Arnprior. Call 1-877-467-3463 or www. rachelsvineyard.org for information.

SATURDAY, APRIL 9 • Right Relationship with Aboriginal People Study Group is again hosting a workshop by members of the Algonquin Way Cultural Centre, Pikwakanagan, Golden

Lake on more of their cultural Teachings, Stewart Hall, Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, Renfrew, 1 to 4 p.m. Everyone welcome. Please register by April 4, cost is $12; children $8 at the door. To register call Beulah Wright 432-3295. • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Braeside, presents Our Big Greek fundraiser at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Lots of prizes to be won. • Zion United Church trivia night at the Douglas Tavern, 8 p.m. $60 per team, maximum six players per team. Everybody welcome. For information call Beth at 613-649-2468 or Nancy 613-6492346. • Concert at Festival Hall in Pembroke called An Evening with Supertramp and Santana from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Two local bands are featured: Daybreak of Renfrew covering Santana, and Tramp from Pembroke covering Supertramp. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advanced tickets available at the Festival Hal box office, 613-735-2613. • Come and join in on the open house fun at Kids Corp’s new location in the Renfrew Armouries (upstairs in the back) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. We will be hosting some child centred activities and demonstrations. Families, caregivers and all are welcome to experience our community centred service. Refreshments will be provided. • Renfrew Tea Room celebrates fourth birthday with customer appreciation day. From 9 to 11 a.m. enjoy stuffed french toast with tea or coffee. From 11 a..m to 3 p.m. fancy sandwiches, or sandwiches and squares with tea or coffee. Freewill offering for Seniors Home Support. 613432-7970. • Become a Softball Ontario certified fast pitch or slo-pitch umpire. The Level-1 clinic is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the RA Centre on Riverside Drive in Ottawa. Contact George Findley at 613-722-2620. This Level 1 umpire clinic would also be beneficial to coaches and players, giving them a better understanding of softball, while providing insight into the role officials play in the game.

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APRIL 14-15 Laft Players celebrate their 10th anniversary with the presentation of Late Flowering at the Renfrew Recreation Centre at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets, $12 reserved and $10 regular at the door. Treats, free draws.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16 • Calling all Djembes IV. The amazing Catherine Veilleux at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church. Intermediate workshop 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; beginners workshop 1 :30 to 4:30 p.m. Workshops $40 each or $75 for both. To register contact Debi Virtue at debivirtue@distributel.net or 613-432-0908. • The Rideau Valley Home Educators’ Association presents its 21st home educators’ conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kanata Baptist Church. Seminars on a wide variety of topics will benefit individuals considering home schooling as an alternative. The conference also includes a large vendor hall that hosts Eastern Ontario’s largest exhibition of home school resources. For registration forms and further information, visit www.rvhea.org.

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DACA annual general meeting and election of board and directors at 7 p.m. A special motion will be brought forward pertaining to DACA possibly entering into a 20-year solar energy contract with the Ontario government. Your participation would be appreciated.

GENERAL INSURANCE

Gail Reid & Steve Campbell

Aikenhead’s

TUESDAY, APRIL 12

SUSAN A. McLEOD

Your Hosts

Phone: 613-433-3752 Toll Free: 866-433-3752 E-mail: info@lochielst.ca

Animal microchip clinic hosted by the Arnprior & District Humane Society, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. appointment required. Located at the shelter 490 Didak Drive, Arnprior. Call 613-623-0916 for information and appointments. www.arnpriorhumanesociety.ca. • Microchip clinic at the Arnprior & District Humane Society animal shelter from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointment necessary. Call 613-623-0916 for information and booking. www.arnpriorhumanesociety. ca.

R & D INSURANCE ASSOCIATES LTD.

Lochiel Street Bed & Breakfast

270 Lochiel St. S. Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1W8

SUNDAY, APRIL 10

I wear it for my grandfather Five years ago my 90 year old grandfather was diagnosed with colon cancer. Thanks to the success of his surgery and chemotherapy, he now has a clean bill of health. Last year, he took himself to China for the World Expo. My grandfather’s a real trooper. He’s living proof that cancer can be beaten.

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SINCE 1892

CLOTHES SHOPS

Who will you wear your daffodil for?

254 RAGLAN ST. S., RENFREW

432-2211 Wendy, granddaughter of a colon cancer survivor.

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