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Cheryl Gallant was swarmed by media when she entered her victory party at Joey’s Only Seafood in Pembroke about 11 p.m. Monday.

Conservative and NDP supporters were celebrating Monday as results of Canada’s 41st election rolled in, leaving the Liberal Party decimated both nationally and in RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke. Cheryl Gallant’s popularity took a minor hit, but she still rolled to her fifth straight victory, capturing 27,462 votes or 53.4 per cent (compared to 61.1 per cent in 2008) in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. The small loss in support was more than compensated for by the Conservatives winning a 167-seat majority government after two minorities. Independent candidate Hec Clouthier, who ran a robust campaign and was expected to present Gallant with a stiff challenge locally, finished a distant second, almost 18,000 votes behind. New Democratic Party candidate Eric Burton edged Liberal Christine Tabbert by 350 votes for third spot. His disappointment was offset by the unprecedented success of the NDP, especially in Quebec where the Bloc Quebecois was reduced to four seats. The NDP more than doubled its previous best showing, win-

ning 102 seats to become the official Opposition. The Liberals fell to an historic low 34 seats and leader Michael Ignatieff lost his seat. While Rosanne Van Schie finished last with 877 votes, she celebrated the election of party leader Elizabeth May as the Green’s first MP. Despite the winds of change blowing over the country, there were no new MPs elected in Eastern Ontario ridings. However, across the river in west Quebec, the NDP captured four ridings for the first time in a surge that saw Cabinet Minister Lawrence Cannon defeated in Pontiac. Elections Canada reports that in Renfrew-NipissingPembroke, 51,398 of 77,082 registered electors, or 66.7%, turned out to vote, a number that does not include electors who registered on election day. That is up from the 63.6% in 2008, but down from the 69.2% in 2006. The final tally was Cheryl Gallant, Conservative, 27,462 (53.4%); Hec Clouthier, Independent, 9,611 (18.7%); Eric Burton, NDP, 6,902 (13.4%); Christine Tabbert, Liberal, 6,546 (12.7%); and Rosanne Van Schie, Green Party, 877 (1.7 %).

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Horton won’t rush ‘designation’ decision Horton council isn’t rushing to support or reject designation of the Ottawa River as a Canadian heritage waterway. Horton residents Charlotte Cleroux and Earl Newberry were told at Tuesday’s council meeting that Horton won’t vote on the issue until the township hosts a public forum July 5. During the last term of council, all 17

Renfrew County municipalities supported the designation. But with new councils on board since last fall’s election, the county has asked each municipality to vote on the issue again. For the Horton story, visit www.yourottawaregion.com. For details on the county council debate, see Page 5.

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Richard Butson, at right, receives his official colours as a member of One CAV. The presentation was made by the group’s president, Bill (Drifter) Truman, prior to Saturday’s motorcycle tour kick-off.

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Saturday was a wonderful day for a motorcycle ride. And all the better when the tour was helping others at the same time. Calabogie Peaks was the starting point for Ride the Valley for Soldier On on the weekend. The Canadian Association of Veterans (CAV) motorcycle run left Calabogie Peaks at 10:30 a.m. and travelled toward Vennacher. It was scheduled to make poker run stops at five check points, including one in the parking lot at Renfrew Presbyterian Church on Raglan Street and another at the Calabogie MotorSports track. The day also includes a show’n’shine, pig roast, poker run, live music, vendors and chair lift rides. Richard Butson of Renfrew was proud to play a role in bringing the tour to the Peaks, which welcomes the general public for the pig roast, dance and other afternoon activities. Butson was honoured before the event,

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Mary Deslaurier stands beside the heritage pine that was ripped down by high winds. The tree barely The scene Saturday is calm but it was anything but Thursday afternoon as wind tore apart a barn on Allan Cole’s property on Garden of Eden Road. missed the nearby barn and trailer on their Raglan Street North property. Mercury photos by Lucy Hass

Winds create havoc across region STEVE NEWMAN AND LUCY HASS Talk about two close shaves. While Mike McIntyre was sitting in Santerrie Hair Salon getting a noonhour haircut, a large branch fell from the front-yard tree onto his truck. The Ottawa Valley Glass vehicle appeared to be relatively undamaged, except for a bent extension ladder. Even a few sheets on glass at the side of the truck remained intact. April 11, part of the same tree had Photo courtesy of Mike Bergin fallen on the building owned by Terrie A Renfrew Hydro worker is on the job next to this Lynn Coulas. broken transformer pole on Plaunt Street. “I don’t know what to say,” said Coulas. “I’ve had bad luck, but at least no one’s hurt.” The damage was among many treerelated incidents that occurred during a mid-day burst of high winds that reached close to 100 kilometres per hour. Renfrew Hydro, and staff with the town’s public works and fire departments, were kept busy responding to calls. Renfrew Hydro head foreman Tom Freemark said staff was basically “cherry picking,” tending to as many Mercury photo by Steve Newman calls as possible, after the high winds This tree fell over this Ottawa Valley Glass truck while hit town about noon and remained the driver, Mike McIntyre, was just metres away get- strong past 3 p.m. Several calls involved live wires, ting a noon-hour haircut.

while Renfrew Hydro also attended to a broken transformer pole on Plaunt Street. “This is up there,” said Freemark of the severity of the high winds. The winds damaged or loosened shingles from houses throughout the region, while power went out at Renfrew town hall, and homes lost power in and around such communities as Golden Lake and Eganville. Wind also caused a power outage at the Greater Madawaska town hall in Calabogie, forcing cancellation of its council meeting this afternoon. Renfrew’s water plant lost power, but reverted to back-up power. The sewage plant didn’t lose power, but if it did, it also has back-up power capability, said development and works director Mike Asselin. Asselin noted town staff is monitoring the weather more closely lately, since he says several of Environment Canada’s forecasts have been “less reliable.” “Eighty to 90 kilometres per hour is in the tropical storm category, so the winds are very high,” said Asselin. “It’s probably the worst I’ve seen in five years.” Major tree damage occurred on several Renfrew streets, including Farewell, Francis, Lochiel and Farewell.

Allan Cole of Horton Township was away at work when high winds tore through his property on Garden of Eden Road. But his 19-year-old son Carson got a good close look as one of the barns behind their home was torn apart. “He saw large pieces flying off,” said Cole. The wind, he said, caught the back corner of the barn and lifted it. Twenty-five sheep were housed inside the barn but luckily not a single animal was hurt. Those sheep are now out to pasture for the season and Cole’s greatest challenge will be the cleanup and construction of a new building in time for fall. Cole said the his home had been without power since about 11:30 a.m. Thursday and the barn came down around 12:30 p.m. About 11:30 a.m. Saturday, a Hydro One crew was working in Cole’s laneway, and the power was back up by noon. The barn had stood on the property since somewhere between 1895 and 1898 – a landmark in an area well known for its rich agricultural heritage. Some communities in the Upper Ottawa Valley were without power for more than 48 hours. Facilities that lost power included Admaston Public School, which was closed.

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Most Renfrew County councillors shed weight and inches around the waistline in the final leg of the Slim Till You Win competition. The February-through-April competition between Renfrew and Lanark county residents included members of Renfrew County council. Leading the way were Warden Bob Sweet, Greater Madawaska Mayor Peter Emon and Arnprior Reeve Walter Stack, as they changed eating and exercise habits in the last several weeks. They also hope to maintain those habits to improve their fitness profile, following their final weigh-in at the April 27 county council meeting. Warden Sweet began the competition with a body weight of 199 pounds and

waistline of 42.5 inches. While relaxing over a lunch that included salad and fruit, he said, “I just ate three meals a day. Before, I couldn’t walk by potato chips and desserts.” Now down to 184 pounds and a 40-inch waistline, he said he hopes to maintain some of his healthier eating changes, like foregoing breakfasts of fried eggs and home fries for porridge and fruit. Mayor Emon shed even more, dropping from 250 to 225 pounds and slightly reducing a 47-inch waistline. He needed to lose weight, for at least two good reasons – his health and perhaps the “threat of public humiliation” if he failed to shed weight. Besides, Emon wants to keep the trend going. Planning to hold steady or lose weight a little more gradually until September, Emon says he’ll then focus for four months on cutting his weight closer to 200 pounds.

But already he notices the difference, from the Slim Till You Win challenge. “I feel great. I feel lighter. And I have a lot more energy,” said Emon. “And my knees aren’t as sore as they used to be.” Emon attributed his weight loss to switching to healthier breakfasts, like yogurt and fruit, instead of a bagel and cream cheese with a french vanilla cappuccino. He also added a half-hour brisk morning walk on the treadmill. While he generally dislikes using the treadmill, he says that was rectified by walking while watching the news on a newly-purchased big-screen television. Reeve Stack was also pleased with his drop in weight. He fell from 248 to 225 pounds and shed three inches from a 47.5inch waist. “For an Irishman like me, no bread or potatoes (for two months) is a big deal,” he said.

“With the help of my wife, I ate smarter,” explained Stack. He switched from rarely eating in the morning to a breakfast of cereal with fruit, and avoided one big evening “bash of overeating.” Instead of diet pop, he also drank seven or eight glasses of water daily, ate small snacks during the day, and had a healthy small lunch. But the challenge continues, says Stack, whose goal is to lose a total of 50 pounds within a year. And not while feeling too much discomfort, either. The weight-in of several county councillors, a few county staff members, one paramedic and one member of the media created a group that dwindled from 22 to 15 people by the end of Slim Till You Win. The above group’s total weight loss was 178.8 pounds; its total waistline reduction was 15.75 inches.

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So much for rallying all of the troops. Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards town council unanimously rejected support for Canadian heritage river designation of the Ottawa River last week. But that may be the only Renfrew County municipality that rejects the designation that county council has sought for about three years. The federal government verbally supported, but never signed off on, the designation in 2008. At the April 27 session of county council, Madawaska Valley Mayor Dave Shulist asked for direction from fellow county councillors before his own council makes its decision on the designation by the Canadian Heritage Rivers System. The heritage label been viewed by most county councillors as a good thing, namely as a pro-tourism label to encourage economic development. But certain pockets in the county have campaigned against the designation in recent months, including local MP Cheryl Gallant and some municipal councillors. Recently, Arnprior Reeve Walter Stack had suggested all 17 Renfrew County municipalities reiterate their support for the designation, following the fall municipal election. During the previous four-year term, all 17 municipal councils voted in favour. But it won’t be 17-for-17 this time. Some have voiced their support – Admaston-Bromley, Petawawa, the Townships of Head, Clara & Maria, North Algona Wilberforce, and Whitewater Region – and others are expected to do the same. But not Killaloe, Hagarty &

Richards. Several county councillors voiced support, in the council chambers April 27, for the heritage designation already been bestowed on about 40 Canadian waterways. Eleven are in Ontario, including the Mattawa and Rideau rivers. Also, several county councillors point out that these heritage designations have not resulted in negative impacts on farmers or other property owners along those rivers or adjacent waterways. Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards council doesn’t necessarily see it that way, suspecting regulations down the road could prove troublesome for Ottawa River landowners. “At this moment, I don’t see any negative,” in supporting heritage designation, admitted Shulist. “It’s in limbo right now, as far as the designation is concerned,” replied Warden Bob Sweet. He also referred to a recent report by property and development director Paul Moreau that said Official Plans and zoning bylaws hold regulatory powers, but not the designation. “We’re not a prototype of some sort,” said Shulist, noting other rivers have the designation without trouble. But he also noted there’s an inaccurate perception that the designation represents government regulatory power. In 1997, when about 20 Canadian rivers had heritage designation, the economic impact in those areas was deemed to be about $35 million. “What that might be today, I don’t know, but it must be well in excess of $50 million, because there’s twice as many rivers (designated) now,” said Sweet. “So, from an economic point of view, tourism opportunities are huge with this particular

“I have to apologize to county resent my taxpayers here. designation.” See ‘Councillor’, Page 5 Sweet said it might be helpful council,” she said, “but I do repfor Moreau to repeat the findings of his report. “There is no legislation associated with” the heritage rivers charter, said Moreau in referring to the 10 provinces’ signing of the charter in 1977. One of the best defences, said Admaston-Bromley Mayor RayeAnne Briscoe, was a Whitewater Region councillor who said the designation was one way to give the river a medal, in recognition of its long and distinguished history. Meanwhile, Briscoe remains perplexed about opposition to the designation, causing her to wonder, “At what point do you stop kicking a dead horse?” Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards Mayor Janice Visneskie said she figured county council would shake its finger at her and say she was bad. But she explained the reasons behind her council’s decision. “I do have to say my council strongly disagrees with this designation,” said Visneskie. “I did support, I did sign, the resolution originally. I got a lot of calls, which surprised me, and 90 per cent of those calls told me not to support the designation.” Visneskie said her council is “so fearful of further restrictions, and “maybe it is the Province of Ontario that has scared the heck out of us, as taxpayers in KH&R, with species at risk (regulations) … and maybe it’s not related to 1-888-269-5931 this, but it scares my council, it scares my taxpayers. 330897

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The tax rates have been finalized for the Renfrew County portion of local taxes for 2011. If taxes are going up this year, they’ll most likely only go up only on the municipal portion of the three-part tax bill. The county tax levy increased by 0.5 per cent for the 2011 Renfrew County budget. When property value assessment growth and valuation changes are factored in, that means the county tax rate actually decreases by 7.13 per cent in 2011. For someone owning residential property valued at $100,000, the county por-

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From Page 5 “When they ask me to look at things different, and to relay that fear, I have a duty to do that.” As she stressed, her council voted no because of its fear “of a door opening that will never close.” Renfrew Reeve Audrey Green spoke out strongly in favour of the designation. “I’m very disappointed that one of our colleagues definitely won’t be supporting the resolution … to not support this regulation is to cut our nose off to spite our face. “It’s simply because this is not only for today, but for the future, and for as long as our children and (grand) children are going to be around.” In calling resistance to the heritage river designation “totally ridiculous,” Green concluded: “Let’s use common sense here and get on with something that is very important.” Reeve Stack argued similarly. ”I’m disappointed,” he said. “I was the one who suggested we go around the table again. You know, if it’s going to be 15 of 17, let’s do it, and get the show on the road.”

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assessed residential value. That means the actual mathematical tax rate for education taxes is .00231, while the rate for the residential property class is .00383885. Local municipalities, meanwhile, are working to complete their budgets, and therefore the final third of the tax bill. RELAY FOR LIFE Dave Henderson visited county council April 27 to remind councillors and staff about the 12th annual Renfrew County Relay for Life. The fundraising coordinator for the June 3-4 event at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa said the event

should surpass $3 million in total funds raised over the dozen years. The goal for the Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser is raise more than $280,000. Last year, $282,000 was raised. Henderson says 105 to 115 teams are expected to take part in the 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. event.“It’s just a great event,” said Henderson. “It’s a wonderful event for people to come together and take a stand against cancer.” The event takes place at the Dundonald track on the military base. For more details, call 613-735-2571. Two other Relay for Life events also take place in Renfrew County this spring, both in late May, in Barry’s Bay and Renfrew.

SMELT GATE - PART 7 In this installment of “Smelt Gate” - I wish to thank the readership for their patient indulgence - before going on to outline several matters that may provide insights into the mindset of certain individuals who when given authority - often get ahead of themselves. For example - while questioning a Resource Ministry spokesman recently about the - 42,000 large trout stocked in Muskrat Lake since 2002 - he replied - “well we only put in around 6,000 every year - but we could put 10,000 in if we wanted.” Well that’s a very interesting comment - because stocking - 6,000 Large Trout - in Muskrat lake every year while calling them “Sub Adult” indicates a bias towards making trout the dominant species / while describing them as “Sub Adult” is simply an exercise in semantics that effectively obscures the fact they stopped stocking - Small Trout - and began stocking - Large Trout instead - very innovative to be sure - but area residents were not raised to be fools? On another occasion a Ministry acquaintance advised me “herring are not a game fish Donald - so there are no regulations obliging us to help them survive”- yet some years back another Ministry representative spoke to Cobden’s Conservation Club about these fish, and gave a glowing discourse on “Muskrat Lakes Rainbow Smelt” which included “these fish are a unique part of your local heritage and have been isolated here for so long they could almost be considered a separate species - and as such they should be protected” - at which point a member asked “then why are you still putting trout in our Lake?” there was no reply and the meeting ended. The truth is - from the very beginning many years ago - Cobden’s conservation club made it clear - they would prefer not to have lake trout introduced - but asked the Ministry to stock - Yellow Pickerel instead - and even offered to help them create pickerel spawning beds, but the Ministry declined at that time, saying “Pickerel won’t work”. Folks, those old timers didn’t need university degrees to know what trout would do in Muskrat Lake - instead they used common sense - but common sense cannot be imparted to people who know everything, because common sense is acquired over time based on experience, and one would have thought with all the Resource Ministries experience - THEY WOULD HAVE USED COMMON SENSE concerning Muskrat lake BUT DID THEY? So the Resources Ministry can trot out all the flip charts - statistics - interviews - surveys - and projections they want - but we don’t want to hear it - we’ve heard it all before! They can also explain - deny - excuse or posture until every one of them is blue in the face - and do you know what? We don’t want to hear that either! Because nothing they say will change the fact Muskrat lakes Rainbow Smelt population - have approached the brink of extinction over the last decade - after thriving in its waters for millennia - and they are now a threatened part of our local heritage - that needs to be protected - allowed to re - establish themselves - and returned from the edge of oblivion. We want our traditional heritage back - fairness for Muskrat Lake property owners - and justice for the entire range of indigenous fish species being adversely impacted by the Ministries continued stocking - of an introduced fish species into our Lake - ITS JUST THAT SIMPLE. Donald E. Broome, Cobden This ad is funded by the Cobden & District Legion Conservation Club 456820


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Work is underway to build 15 apartments in the former Victoria Public School building on Bruce Street. Renfrew council has unanimously approved rezoning of the property.

Former school to be converted into apartments STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com

Renfrew council has unanimously supported the rezoning of the block that has been home over the years to Victoria School, a youth centre, an adult education centre, the food bank and Kids Corp. At the April 26 council meeting, developer Derek McGrimmon said his intention is to turn the vacant one-storey building into 15 apartment units for dialysis patients at nearby Renfrew Victoria Hospital. He appeared at the April 26 council meeting to answer questions. Reticence about the project was expressed in person, and in letter, by Bruce Street residents Larry and Dawn Thivierge. Some of their concerns, about growing traffic congestion in the area of Bruce and Raglan streets, appeared to be answered by council members, McGrimmon and town planner Julie McAdoo-Stewart. But not entirely. Mr. Thivierge told The Mercury he was still concerned about potential traffic and parking issues. “Where’s the tipping point?” he wondered. Development and works director Mike Asselin said he’d report their traffic concerns to the County of Renfrew, since Bruce Street is a county road. The Thivierge couple, in their letter, requested that council delay its decision until a proper traffic study is conducted.

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McGrimmon suggested traffic wouldn’t be multiplied much more by the new apartment occupants, since many of them don’t drive. The Thivierges’ letter also mentioned that a number of drivers of heavy tractor trailers, and bus drivers and passengers often use the former school yard parking lot while visiting the nearby Tim Hortons. “If this is passed, we should keep an eye on the traffic concerns, and do what we have to do to alleviate them,” said Coun. Gail Cole. Another resident, who attended the council meeting, wondered if the zoning would permit a halfway house, if the planned apartments didn’t stay in place over the long-term. Yes, she was told. Background documentation indicates “the intent of the residential designation is to permit all types of residential uses. The plan encourages a balance of housing forms to meet need and affordability. “The intent is also to provide opportunities for redevelopment and intensification.” Because residential buildings with three or more dwellings are subject to site-plan control, a site plan will have to be approved by council. Albert and Raglan streets are at the respective west and east ends of the block. The north and south sides of the block are Bruce Street and Elgin Avenue. More than half of the block consists of open park area.

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EDITORIAL

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Tories must allow for compromise

Opposed to river designation

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tephen Harper’s appeal to the voters to deliver him a majority government did not fall on deaf ears. The Conservatives picked up 165 seats, with 272 of 299 polls reporting – an increase of 22 seats. The Tory tide once again swept across Ottawa and the Valley, with Conservatives retaining their seats in Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (Scott Reid), Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke (Cheryl Gallant), Carleton-Mississippi Mills (Gordon O’Connor) and Leeds-Grenville (Gord Brown). The anticipated surge of NDP support did not hurt the Tories, except in a few ridings in Quebec, where most of the seats picked up by the party were taken from the Liberals. During the campaign, the prime minister warned Canadians that a minority Tory government couldn’t hold on to power and would fall prey to a coalition of the Liberals, NDP or potentially the Bloc Quebecois. Harper’s predictions were alarming, with warnings of hits to the financial markets, deficit spending and possibly reopening the Constitution for another divisive debate that nobody wanted. Canadians obviously listened, and Harper no longer faces the spectre of having to compromise or work to achieve consensus with the opposition. But is that necessarily a good thing? Yes, a majority government will give the Tories the tools to pass legislation that could have been delayed by a united opposition. And as Tory MP Gordon O’Connor pointed out, a majority win will allow the Conservatives to stand down from continuous preparation for yet another election, and focus on the task of governing. But when they were a minority government, the Tories were forced to listen to the ideas of other parties and to compromise. The politics of consensus forces a leader to sift through the ideas of competing parties and incorporate the best parts within his or her own policies. We hope winning a majority won’t go Harper’s head. The Tories often use the word “arrogance” to explain the federal Liberals’ fall in fortune; they might want to avoid a similar accusation over the next four years. Be a good prime minister, Harper. Listen to other ideas, use the best ones. Remember, in a democracy we elect a prime minister, we don’t anoint a king.

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The Late Great Muskrat Lake To the editor: As a Muskrat Lake lakefront homeowner with a water/wastewater treatment career of 40 years, the last 27 of which were spent managing Cobden’s water and wastewater plants, I have followed the Smelt Gate series with not only a professional interest, but a vested interest as well. Because prior to amalgamation when Bromley Township was considering potential new landfill sites, Cobden council asked me to research how these sites might impact Muskrat Lake, the source of Cobden’s drinking water. This included visual inspections of the municipal drainage ditches constructed by Bromley in previous years. My greatest concern was that the proposed landfill sites were within a stone’s throw of these ditches, miles of which are fed by thousands of feet of field tile, which working in the reverse order to a septic system, empty directly

into Snake River and then into Muskrat Lake. Upon completing my investigation, Cobden’s reeve presented my arguments against the proposed landfill sites, and because of their potential threat to Muskrat Lake they were abandoned. This decision was fortuitous for the water quality in Muskrat Lake, but my investigation brought something else to light, which was, if the municipal drains would be efficient collectors and transporters of pollutants from landfill sites, they would also be efficient collectors and transporters of nutrients from the agricultural lands they drained. In this regard Muskrat Lake has not been so fortunate, because a Ministry of the Environment water quality survey conducted in 2005 showed that 59 per cent of the phosphorus contamination entering Muskrat Lake came from Snake River. See ‘Muskrat’, Page 14

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To the editor: In 1953, my father and I purchased a property on the Ottawa River which in that era was Ross Township. My father was always interested in forest products and I followed along with the same interests, and now, as well is our three sons who are actively involved with our lumber business in Renfrew. During that time period we have done three selective cuts on this property, have injected approximately $250,000 into the local economy with local jobbers, truckers and sawmills besides keeping six to nine men employed at our lumber yard in Renfrew. We have also planted 20,000 red pine seedlings on this property in the last 25 years. I know this is small compared to government projects, but it is very important to our lifestyle and our business of trying to make a living. We, of course, are very concerned with keeping the Ottawa River clean and pollution free, and in our ownership of this property for 58 years have done nothing to create pollution of any kind on the Ottawa River. We are, therefore, opposed to creating an Ottawa River Heritage System and commend Cheryl Gallant for keeping the options open until all rules and regulations are spelled out in black and white. There are many rules and regulations in place now without having to contend with more. If the advocates for a River Heritage System claim there will be absolutely no changes, then why are we looking for the Ottawa River Heritage System to be put in place? We feel that our property is in better shape now than when we purchased it in 1953 and don’t require people of any stripe from distances away telling us how to manage our property. Raymond Bell Raymond B. Bell & Sons Ltd. 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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JOHN CARTER john.carter@metroland.com

A jubilant Cheryl Gallant was re-elected for the fifth time as Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Monday, but for the first time as a member of a majority government. The re-elected Conservative MP was cheered by a couple hundred supporters as she entered her Pembroke campaign headquarters after it became apparent she was coasting to another easy victory in the Valley riding. Gallant defeated four rivals, receiving 53.4 per cent of the vote in the riding, the fourth straight time she has topped the 50 per cent mark. In a short speech to the party faithful, exhilarated by the news of the Conservative majority, she expressed delight in the results, saying it would now be much easier to pass a budget and legislation to create jobs and grow the economy. The government has a lot of legislation it can now resurrect so it can follow through on its promises based on priorities clearly backed by most Canadians, she said. Gallant said the majority government was especially gratifying for supporters in the room who had been helping her since her first win in 2000 “when we did what they said was impossible (defeat a Liberal incumbent in the riding).” Asked about her role in the majority government, Gallant said “whatever I’m

asked to do, I’ll do.” Her main priority is the constituents of the riding, she said, urging them to help her keep on top of issues before they get out of hand. She credited her success to all of the people who alerted her to problems and provided input so she could properly “represent the wishes of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke in Ottawa.” It’s the everyday issues that directly affect people’s lives that tend to be the most important, she said. She also praised her staff for doing an “incredible job,” noting what is done in the riding between elections plays a crucial role in how people vote. Asked if she would be making any changes to her style in response to criticism about some of her more intemperate remarks, Gallant admitted that “there are definitely areas of improvement I need to work on.” When NDP candidate Eric Burton showed up at the Conservative party to congratulate the winner, Gallant praised him for running an issue-oriented campaign. After concentrating on attacking the Liberals early in the campaign, Gallant turned her attention in the last few days to the surging NDP. She suggested the choice for voters was between a Conservative low-tax plan that would create jobs, stimulate growth and eliminate the deficit in three years and the NDP’s “high tax agenda” that would

Re-elected Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant is congratulated on election night in Pembroke by Renfrew Reeve Audrey Green, left. In the background is Elwyn Behnke. include a new carbon tax to pay for “their multitude of promises.” Gallant deflected questions regarding possible social legislation changes now that the Conservatives have a majority, saying “our total focus is the economy.” She did remind reporters that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has promised to do away with the long-gun registry, a major issue in her riding. “We can have a wonderful bonfire (when it is officially

scrapped),” she quipped. However, there will continue to be safeguards and strict rules to ensure people don’t abuse the privilege of gun ownership, she said. But it won’t be the wasteful, inefficient, privacy-invading registry, she added. During the victory party, the registry was a hot topic, with one gun owner telling another, “this is why we got involved in politics.” Gallant’s campaign manager Brendan Mulvihill said he was amazed at what a strong and active team the MP had volunteering for her during the campaign. He said he was confident throughout despite some pundits’ predictions that she was in trouble in the face of an energetic campaign by former MP Hec Clouthier and concern about some of her more controversial statements. When a candidate wins four straight times with margins as great as Gallant’s, it would take a major shift to unseat her, he said. Yet her campaign team, including a strong contingent of volunteers in Arnprior and Renfrew, took nothing for granted, he said. “It was very impressive.” At the end of her speech to supporters, Gallant said: “Let’s party. We’ve earned it.” There is a “long road ahead,” said the MP who has represented Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke since 2000. “Our job is just beginning.”

Independent candidate happy with campaign, but ends a distant second STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com

Independent candidate Hector Clouthier of Petawawa admitted he was the underdog during the federal election in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke − a reality that was underlined by re-elected Conservative candidate Cheryl Gallant’s runaway victory Monday. Clouthier − gregarious, opinionated and constant wearer of fedoras − parked his hat at the door after a full and final day of campaigning that took him to Pembroke, Petawawa, Renfrew and Arnprior. Hoping his presence might have resonated with a few more voters, his hopes for an upset win were dashed, as Gallant took an early lead and romped to her fifth consecutive election victory. With just 36 of 221 polls reported, Gallant already led 2,788 to Clouthier’s 998 and NDP Eric Burton’s 883. After 60 polls Gallant’s 5,117 votes led Clouthier’s 1,958 and Burton’s 1,537, and the rout was on. Gallant’s first win came in 2000 when, as an Alliance candidate, she upset Clouthier, the incumbent Liberal. Ever since, Clouthier has played catchup as the two political players have continued to express disdain for each other. Monday night, before a gathering of Clouthier family members, other supporters and the media at the home of brother Jim and sister-in-law Janice in Petawawa, Clouthier offered low-key congratulations to the winner. “Well, they voted for Mrs. Gallant again. She won. Congratulations to her.”

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Hec Clouthier reacts to finishing a distant second to re-elected Cheryl Gallant in the riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. But he immediately added: “I guess I feel a little sorry for the people of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke … I’m a little concerned about what’s going to happen in this riding because I’m worried. I’m just going to leave it at that.” He also congratulated NDP candidate Eric Burton for his passion and how he

handled himself in the campaign. Referring to Jack Layton, the new leader of the Opposition, Clouthier said: “I would hope he would find room in his office for Eric Burton because this is a young man who has a great political career ahead of him.” In reference to fourth-place Christine Tabbert of the Liberals, all he said was that Carole Devine, who was a distant second in the 2008 local federal election, should have been the Liberal candidate all along. Tabbert, who grew up near Pembroke, now works for a law firm in Toronto. Clouthier was calm and succinct in most of his comments, but broke into tears when speaking of how his nine brothers and sisters came together to support him during the campaign. He also expressed his pride for his sons and wife Deborah, whom he gave a tearful embrace. As for how Gallant spoiled his bid for a second term as MP, Clouthier argued the people’s desire for a majority government ruled the day. “I don’t really believe she’s that popular. I believe the majority of her votes came because the people voted for Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party. I absolutely believe that. “If it would have been a race between Cheryl Gallant and Hec Clouthier, I believe in my heart of hearts, I beat her … You know what, they got a Conservative majority government, and let’s see what they do with it … If it had been a popularity contest or someone they believed could do the best job for the riding, ir-

respective of political parties, I believe I win. But that wasn’t the case.” One of Clouthier’s many supporters was Renfrew resident Steve Jones, who designed his election website. Jones, who entered politics several years ago as a volunteer for a Conservative candidate, scratched his head over the results. “I don’t know what to say. I don’t want to come across as negative,” said Jones. “It is what it is. It’s reality. … They had their reasons (to vote for her), I suppose. That’s got to be enough. I (just) disagree with the reasons. “I’m not the only one who’s going to say this, but has she done anything to warrant receiving (nearly) 60 per cent of the vote?” Jones asked. Gallant emerged with 53.4 per cent of the vote, down from 61.1 per cent in the last election. “I’m disappointed on a lot of different levels,” said Jones. “I don’t think she’s earned it, but she’s got it. I know he (Hec) put his heart and soul into it (the campaign). I think he would have made a difference.” One of Clouthier’s biggest supporters, brother Tom Clouthier, thought so too. “I’m very disappointed, that’s for sure,” said Tom. “Hector worked so hard to try to win this riding. I think this riding lost a hell of a worker who would have worked for everyone because he’s full of energy, and our riding could sure use that energy.” As Hec added before his official reaction to Gallant’s convincing win: “It surprises us all, but the people have spoken … and they didn’t want another election for a while.”

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Burton proud of ‘huge success’ for NDP as party wins 102 seats DEREK DUNN derek.dunn@metroland.com

The 30 or more NDP supporters at Eric Burton’s campaign office in downtown Pembroke were dressed in bright orange and upbeat leading into election night, poking fun at incumbent Cheryl Gallant’s numerous gaffes and drinking pop and munching from the triangle-shaped sandwiches. Burton worked the room, saying he was “optimistic” with comments at the door of voters; particularly in light of NDP leader Jack Layton’s “Orange Crush” surge in the polls prior to election day. He even speculated that the right side of the political spectrum would split its support between Gallant and Independent Hec Clouthier. “That’s what I’m talking about. These are voters that could lead to an NDP victory,” Burton said. “Everything at the door is Jack, Jack, Jack.” He remained convinced, right up to the moment results from Atlantic Canada began to roll in, that a silent swell of NDP support would lead to a possible victory across Canada and in Renfrew-NipissingPembroke. Then supporters began to break up into different sections of the campaign office, islands of faces gathering around laptop computers to watch the vote count on CBC’s website. The laughter and enthusiasm gave way

Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke NDP candidate Eric Burton speaks to supporters at his campaign headquarters Monday night. to “oh-no” and groans of “let’s move to another country.” It became obvious the Conservatives were destined for a sizable victory, likely forming a majority government. Burton grew philosophic when Gallant was finally announced as the winner. “I’ve won and lost elections before, and I’ll win and lose elections again,” said

Burton, who finished third behind Gallant and Clouthier. “It’s just a matter of which ones.” The sandwiches and cut fruit began to soften, the pop flattened. Even the live jazz music seemed to fade and lose its pizzazz. Many kept a brave face, saying they never truly expected to win but wanted to ensure the democratic process was robust. They were happy at the opportunity to voice their convictions to the riding’s 73,000 voters. As the numbers became clearer and it was evident the NDP would form the official opposition, Burton said the false dialogue between a right wing Conservative party and a fake left wing Liberal party was finally put to rest. The era of the Liberals running from the left and governing on the right will end, he said, adding one of his two main objectives was to place higher than Liberal candidate Christine Tabbert, which he did. “Now a genuine discussion between the left and right can take place, not a right and right discussion,” he said. “When people can clearly hear the two sides, we’ll start to win power.” Burton called the NDP showing nationally a “huge success,” but didn’t shy away from commenting on the Conservative victory. “I’m disappointed just like everyone else here,” he said. “Today for a huge portion of Canadian citizens their plight is

going to be exacerbated. We are going to have to fight to keep the middle class. They (Conservatives) are going to push people into the poorer class.” Still, it looks like the NDP will form the official opposition, he said to supporters at the end of the night. “We are the official opposition in the House and here in Renfrew County,” he said. “That’s a change in the voter.” He said important conversations took place during the race, including: • Innovations needed to maintain universal healthcare; • How cogeneration and biomass can help the forestry industry; • Supporting seniors so they can live with the respect they deserve; • Planning ways to cooperate in dealing with environmental challenges. “I’m going to say the same thing I would have said – win or lose,” he told supporters. “We need to work together to find local solutions for the good of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke.” Burton did better than NDP candidates do traditionally in the riding. The usual 10 per cent or less of the vote was increased this time to 13.4 per cent, ensuring funding for the party. The president of the local NDP riding association intends to run again in 2015, but isn’t committing. “We quickly made inroads because we didn’t even declare until a few weeks ago,” he said. “We see this as a big success. I may very well run again.”

Disappointing results for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Liberals SHERRY HAAIMA Sherry.haaima@metroland.com

It was a disappointing evening for the Liberal Party across the country and candidate Christine Tabbert. Her campaigners and supporters in the riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke were certainly feeling the sting as they gathered at the Best Western May 2 to watch the results. When all was said and done, Tabbert earned 6,546 votes (12.7%) to finish fourth of five candidates in the riding. In the past, the Liberals have always finished either first or second in the riding. Just a handful of supporters and volunteers were on hand as the polls closed at 9:30 p.m. The crowd picked up a bit as the evening progressed, but the spirits of those in attendance did not, as it became clear the Liberal Party was in deep trouble. Tabbert, who watched the results privately with her family before joining the party at the Best Western, admitted it was difficult to watch the evening’s events unfold. “I think it’s a surprising result for a lot of people. A wave hit and the wave rolled across the country,” she said, making note of the NDP surge. “The Liberal Party has a great tradition in this country,” said Tabbert. “I don’t think it’s down and out. It’s certainly down, but it’s probably not out.” Tabbert, who spent election day at various supporters’ home around the riding, said the voters are sending a clear message. “It’s time (for me) to regroup and obviously it’s time for our party to regroup. I think the voters have sent a big message to us over the past evening and we’ll have

to be looking at where to go from here,” she said. Tabbert, a Toronto lawyer born and raised near Pembroke, said she is proud of how the campaign went and that she learned a lot along the way. “I certainly feel like it’s been a rewarding experience for the last year and a half,” she said. Tabbert also offered MP Cheryl Gallant her congratulations. “I would like to congratulate our Member of Parliament on her re-election. Serving the public as a member of parliament is not easy and she is to be commended for her continued commitment to that role,” she said. “I hope that she will be listening to all constituents and I hope that she’ll continue her efforts to find out what constituents want,” Tabbert added. She thanked the voters and also those who contributed time, money and enthusiasm to the campaign. “But we cannot stop here. In fact, this is only the beginning. “It is the beginning of continuing to engage people in this riding in the political process, it is the beginning of working together with all liberal-minded people in this riding. It is the beginning of healing past divisions and moving forward united. “Together we need to make sure that every person in this riding has a voice within our local riding association and that past differences are set aside to unite us in a common purpose.” TIME TO REGROUP, REFLECT R-N-P Liberal riding association president Gail Richardson said she was saddened by the results. She agreed with

as a “fine human being with a great deal to offer.” “I supported him in the leadership race,” said Richardson. “I think he had a rough ride, it’s tough to come in that way, in a minority… and I think he actually did quite well.” Locally, the riding association, which was on the verge of an annual meeting when the election was called, will regroup, as well. “We will be coming up with some good common ground of what we need to do here and where we can go nationally,” said Richardson. Tabbert’s hard work is to be commended, she added. “She did an excellent job, she has worked tirelessly for months and months and months.” MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Liberal candidate Christine Tabbert addresses supporters late Monday evening. Tabbert that now is a time for reflection and rebuilding. “Clearly the message is that the Liberal party has got to rebuild. We’ve done it before and we’ll do it again,” Gail Richardson. “We’re very capable of regrouping and moving on.” The Liberals poor showing likely does call for a leadership race of some sort, said Richardson, though she praised leader Michael Ignatieff, describing him

Long-time Liberal and Whitewater Region Deputy Mayor Izett McBride said the riding missed an opportunity. “We’re obviously disappointed. I thought Christine would have been an excellent MP,” said McBride. “I’m one of those that have come to believe the most important aspect of electing an MP is the person themselves and what they will do for the riding as opposed to voting along party lines. I think the riding missed a great opportunity at this stage. But we’ve done that before.” What went wrong for the Liberals this time around? “Some say we’ve suffered a lot from a revolving door for leaders,” said McBride. “It’ll be tough for Ignatieff to stay on. I personally thought he was a terrific guy, he set the bar high and he had a lot of super ideas, but it didn’t sell.”


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Rosanne Van Schie says she’ll run again as the Green Party candidate in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke.

Local Green Party support drops, but leader elected to Parliament STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com

Rosanne Van Schie sat in front of the television Monday night with her son and two daughters to learn the voters’ verdict. Locally, in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, the Green Party candidate’s support dropped considerably, with just 1.7 per cent of the vote, or 877 votes. The Green candidate in the 2008 election, Ben Hoffman of Foymount, received 3,201 votes, or a 6.8 slice of the voters’ pie. But it was an ecstatic end to the evening for Van Schie and thousands more Green Party candidates across Canada, as Green Party leader Elizabeth May knocked off Conservative cabinet minister Gary Lunn. It was an evening of monumental change on the political landscape, as the New Democratic Party raced past the Liberals to become the new Official Opposition for the first time in Canada, and the Bloc Quebecois was virtually wiped off the political map. In the British Columbia riding of Saanich-Gulf Island, May took an early lead en route to a convincing victory. Her 31,900 votes left Dunn a distant second with 24,541. In her victory speech, May told a cheering crowd that Canadians proved they wanted a change in politics. But not too much change, since the Conservatives did roll to a third straight government, for the third time in the party’s political history. Van Schie, who lives near Kiosk, at the north end of Algonquin Provincial Park, says visits to residents in Chalk River, Deep River and Douglas − the only three communities where she went door-to-door − revealed a strong partisan Conservative wave was on its way.

She was also told some voters, who’d voted Green before, would not this time, in efforts to turf Cheryl Gallant from office. If the Green Party is going to garner more political gains, more work needs to be done “on the ground” between elections, said Van Schie. Meanwhile, she’s celebrating her Green Party leader’s huge breakthrough at the polls. “I’m more pleased and relieved,” said Van Schie. “She did a lot of work on the ground. She had 2,000 volunteers and she’s worked hard for a long time.” ‘PRETTY ECSTATIC’ “I was pretty ecstatic,” she said of May’s win after the leader was excluded from two leaders’ debates on CBC television. “I was really glad because we needed that voice in the House. It’s a great start for us in Parliament because people will see the quality of the work she’s going to do in the House.” Despite receiving less than 1,000 votes in her own riding, Van Schie said, “I’m really happy there was certain portion of the Green vote that stuck with the Green … it is an investment in the future.” Now, she says work “on the ground” needs to include a push for more green economic initiatives, including biomass energy-production projects. She said her party also needs to keep spreading the word that the Green Party is fiscally conservative. “That’s what they did out West,” she said of May’s upset victory . “I will run the next time. I see this as a long-term exercise,” added Van Schie. “It was my first time running, so I learned a lot as well.” 465871


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Only time will tell To the editor: Well folks, in spite of a widespread campaign to unseat her, Cheryl Gallant is once again our federal representative, but this time things were different, because this time she was re-elected because of clearminded people who set aside their reservations and looked past her frequent gaffes to consider the bigger picture and then voted for the Conservative Party. Consequently, the biggest congratulations in this election must go to the people of Renfrew County, who understood full well what needed

to be done, and did it. Indeed, Mrs. Gallant’s latest win was due to the necessity of electing a Conservative administration to govern our nation at this critical juncture, but there will be no “setting aside of reservations” if there is a continuation of what has gone on in the past. In fact, like many others, my vote was not cast for Mrs. Gallant, but for Prime Minister Harper instead, and if you were to ask me, “Donald, do you think Mrs. Gallant could have done better in the last 12 years?” my answer is “Yes, she could

have done much better.” Nevertheless, Mrs. Gallant has now been given the opportunity to do what she could not do as a member of a minority government, stymied at every turn, by a three-way coalition of socialists. In this regard, along with their expectations of performance, the eyes of Renfrew County voters will be upon her as never before, and this time they are not in the mood to tolerate any more nonsense, either on Parliament Hill, or in the riding itself. As for future criticisms of Mrs. Gallant, we must be fair and make sure they are the kind of constructive criticisms that will encour-

age her to be someone her constituency can regard with esteem and gratitude, because at the end of the day the buck stops at Mrs. Gallant, to whom I now say, “To err is human, madam, but to reject bad advice is divine”. As for those who may be wondering what this means, we must wait to see if the need arises to tell you, but for the majority of Renfrew County voters what this means has already been well and truly noted and that means, from this point forward, the future of Mrs. Gallant career is up to Mrs. Gallant. Donald E. Broome Cobden

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To the editor: While reading the Smelt Gate series, I thought the following information might help those who are challenging the Resource Ministry’s trout-stocking in Muskrat Lake that has decimated its Rainbow Smelt population. This information outlines the federal government’s Species at Risk Recovery Act (SARA) introduced in 2003 as part of a national effort to conserve and protect species at risk, by providing for the recovery of wildlife that were being extirpated, endangered, or threatened as a result of human activity. This recovery strategy is designed to identify what needs to be done to arrest or reverse the decline of an endangered species, by setting goals or objectives covering the main areas that need addressing. As for the species at risk “conservation and recovery policy” it is a process whereby the decline of an endangered, threatened, or extirpated species is arrested or reversed, by removing or reducing threats to their survival, until such time as they are deemed to have sufficiently recovered. The SARA program itself is an eightway commitment by all provinces, territories, and three federal agencies – Environment Canada, Parks Canada and the Federal Ministry of inland Fisheries and

Editorial Policy The Renfrew Mercury welcomes letters to the editor. Senders must include their full name, complete address and a contact phone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. The limit is 400 words. We reserve the right to edit letters for space and content, both in print and online at www.yourottawaregion.com. To submit a letter, please email to lucy.hass@metroland. com, fax to 613-432-6689 or mail to The Mercury, 35 Opeongo Rd., Renfrew, ON, K7B 2T2.

Oceans – united under one accord for the Protection of Species at risk (Section 37 – 46) which spells out the required content and process for developing recovery strategies. As part of these guidelines, and depending on the status of the endangered species at the time it was assessed, a recovery strategy must be developed within 2 years after a species is added to the endangered list. In some cases multiple plans may be adopted simultaneously to define and guide the recovery strategy applications, nevertheless directions set in the recovery strategy – are sufficient to begin involving concerned communities, land users, and conversationalist’s in recovery strategy implementations, while cost effective projects to prevent the reduction or loss of a species, should not be postponed due to a lack of full scientific certainty. For further information about the Species at Risk Act and recovery initiatives, consult the SARA Registry at www.sartaregistry.gc.ca. I hope this will assist the many people working to ensure the existence of Rainbow Smelt in Muskrat Lake, and speaking as a former Cobden resident and avid smelt fisherman throughout my youth, I hope they succeed. Dwaine Turcotte Renfrew

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To the editor: The Calabogie Community Rink Committee (CCRC) held a very successful fundraiser, celebrating the Phase One completion of rink renovations. Shooter’s Bar and Grill hosted the event, providing appetizers and music to entertain the guests. CFL player Justin Phillips and NHL player Mike Blundin attended, mingling with crowd. Over $1,000 was raised. CCRC would like to extend a big

Muskrat Lake Continued from Page 8 As evidence of this input, anyone crossing the Snake River Bridge on Highway 17 during the summertime can readily see the weedy congestion caused by agricultural nutrients being discharged into the river. Fondly do I recall the times when my dad and I would launch a boat at the bridge and return with a good catch of pike after trolling to Muskrat Lake and back, but now one would be hard pressed to paddle a canoe over this same route, let alone troll a lure through the mire of weeds choking the river. Further evidence is provided by the burgeoning increase of aquatic vegetation in Muskrat Lake, the ultimate recipient of the pollutants, where weeds and algae are being treated to a seemingly endless supply of their favourite nutrients delivered to them compliments of Snake River and its man-made tributaries. Recreational aesthetics aside, potential toxin release from blue/green algae blooms has forced closure of Cobden’s beach, not to mention the threat to the

thank you to Shooter’s for making the event possible, and once again to thank all of the Phase One volunteers. The renovations would not be possible without the generous and extensive community support that the committee has received. Stay tuned for Phase Two! Sincerely, Anne Lefebvre On behalf of the Calabogie Community Rink Committee drinking water supply. To put things in perspective, from the 2005 survey it was shown that phosphorus from residential septic systems accounted for eight per cent of the total input to the lake, while Cobden’s sewage plant accounted for only four per cent. This figure was effectively reduced to two per cent following diversion of water plant alum sludge to the sewage plant in 2008, since alum enhances the plant’s phosphorus removal process. Engineering studies were conducted in recent years with a view to reducing phosphorus levels in Cobden’s sewage plant effluent even further, but any future efforts to reduce phosphorus and other inputs would make more sense if Snake River, the largest contributor at 59 per cent, was tackled first. With weeds rapidly overtaking the lake, and the indigenous fish disappearing, if the largest source of pollution is not addressed first, will a future epitaph read “HERE LIES THE LATE GREAT MUSKRAT LAKE - CAUSE OF DEATH: ASSISTED EUTROPHICATION”? Let’s hope not! David Simmons Cobden

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During Catholic Education Week May 1 to 6, county schools are highlighting the 2011 theme – Catholic Education: Celebrating the Spirit. The theme, says director of education Michelle Arbour, “emphasizes our reliance on the Holy Spirit in our day-to-day call to pass on the good news of Jesus in our Catholic schools.”

Activities included special prayer services, masses, displays of musical, visual and dramatic arts, books fairs, presentations and community outreach. “The week is an important time for us to celebrate our relationships as members of home, school, parish and extended communities,” said superintendent of education Jaimie Perry.

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Nine retired or soon-to-be-retired teachers were honoured by their peers Friday night in Renfrew. The annual meeting of the Renfrew County Teachers’ Local of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) closed with a tip of the hat to a dedicated group representing more than 250 years of teaching experience, thousands of students, hundreds of new initiatives, curriculum changes and more. “They end their careers the way they began; enthusiastic and caring individuals, teaching students to love learning,” the dinner programme read. Special mention was also given to teachers celebrating 25 years of teaching: Lucie Langevin, Gail Okum, Lynda Lepinskie, Sherry Weichenthal-Aide and Joanne Instance. Teachers at A.J. Charbonneau Public School in Arnprior nominated their steward Karin Haelssig for this year’s Workplace Steward Award. Political Action Community Involvement Awards were presented to Jennifer Marquardt and Lorraine Hamilton, celebrating their community involvement and volunteer work. The nine teachers honoured were Alice Paige, Scott Rubie, Barb Moreland, Deb Doran, Steven Moore, Cathy Biernaski, Lori Junop, Diana Atkinson and Roma Freeman. Paige has been involved in the field of education since 1976 and began teaching in 1976 at CFB Uplands in Ottawa. While working for the Renfrew County District School Board, she worked with the curriculum department and was a lead teacher and classroom teacher for primary, junior and intermediate grades. Since the inception of ETFO, she has been involved as a family of schools advisor, vice president and then president of the Renfrew County Teachers Local. “In 2004, I started the president’s job and since then I have always put teachers first. I have developed a trusting relationship with many of my colleagues and made good friends. Teachers are amazing and wonderful people,” she told the gathering.

“Meeting your needs has meant long hours of work, many miles of travel, hundreds of meetings, much wrangling and hours of talking and communicating. Working locally with my teachers, stewards and executives and with my colleagues at Provincial has been an outstanding experience. I have done my best. I now look forward to living a long and happy life in retirement.” Scott Rubie was an elementary teacher of some 27 years. Fresh out of the University of Toronto in 1978, Rubie first started as a fisheries biologist, working in Bancroft, Algonquin Park then Sudbury. He then went back to university in North Bay to get his teaching degree and began his teaching career in Fort Albany. He and his family then moved to the Ottawa Valley, first in Arnprior and finally to Admaston Township where they raised their five children on 85 acres. He has taught in all the Renfrew schools over the last 25. During this time Scott found the time to earn a masters degree in science in education through the University of Northern Illinois. Rubie wove environmental values into his daily instruction with his elementary students and Admaston Public School has gained the reputation as a leader in environmental education, largely through his efforts. He spearheaded numerous outdoor and environmental initiatives within the Renfrew schools over the last 20 years and is currently a member of the Renfrew County District School Board’s newly-formed Environmental Education Action Committee, a response to a recent Provincial Environmental Education Policy Frame work. His interest in the environment is reflected through his personal life with his involvement in the Renfrew County Stewardship Council, Bonnechere River Watershed Project, Ottawa River Institute and most recently the Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Green Party. He enjoys the outdoors, water colour painting and is passionate about sustainable living. For more on this story, visit yourottawaregion.com.

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Nature

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SANDHILL CRANE Murray Reid reports that a sandhill crane flew over his property on Friday. In previous years the cranes fed in the fields on the Reid property. Sandhill cranes do not nest in open country but choose a secluded area on or near water. The nest is a mass of aquatic plants lined with reeds, grasses and willow sticks. Nests are often found on a low rounded hill or on top of a muskrat house. The two eggs are olive buff in colour with blotches of brown and tan. Incubation is by both parents and lasts about 30 days. WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS Roger and Shirley Leith have white-throated sparrows coming to their feeders. This species as well as its close relative, the white-crowned sparrow are ground feeders and arrive just in time to scratch through any seed left on the ground after a winter feeding program. They do not linger but move on to their nesting grounds within a week or 10 days. The very white throat, black and white crown, yellow lores and their familiar “I love Canada, Canada, Canada” song are the best field marks. CANADIAN LAKES LOON SURVEY The 2011 Canadian Lakes Loon Survey season is fast approaching and participants are needed from across Canada. It is a great opportunity for lake users and cottage owners to support research and conservation activities. Participants survey their lake at least three times: once in June, once in July, and once in August, record the number of common loon pairs, and track each pair’s breeding success. Each participant receives a full package that includes instructions and simple forms. After the

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season is complete, participants return the forms to Bird Studies Canada or enter the information into the CLLS online database. Anyone who spends time on a Canadian lake and is interested in participating contact Kathy Jones at volunteer@birdscanada.org or 1-888-448-2473, ext. 124.

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ENVIROTHON A SUCCESS The Renfrew County Envirothon gives secondary school students the chance to learn and interact with the outdoors through hands-on training. Experienced natural resource professionals set up workstations focusing on developing practical knowledge and skills, as well as problem solving and critical thinking related to environmental issues. Envirothon subjects include forestry, soils, aquatics and wildlife (animals and birds), plus the current environmental issue topic, which for 2011 is, “salt and freshwater estuaries.” The event was held at Logos Land and was organized by the Renfrew County Stewardship Council. General Panet will represent Renfrew County in the provincials in May to be held at St. George Ontario. Fellowes and Opeongo high schools participated in the event as well. A special thanks to Logos Land Vacation Resort for the use of their facilities and my thanks to Ron Deshane for this information. THE SOUNDS THEY MAKE We usually think of birds as singers which they are, but there are some species that do not sing but make noises that achieve the same purpose, to claim a territory and attract a mate. Woodpeckers hammer out their message on a dry, resonant piece of wood, sapsuckers (a woodpecker) tap on any piece of metal that produces sound, fence wire, a television aerial, or a metal stovepipe. We are all familiar with the whirring sound of a male grouse’s wings as he his demonstrating his prowess as a mate. The “booming” of a nighthawk’s wings as it pulls out of a steep dive is not as familiar as it was at one time. The winnowing sound made by the feathers of a snipe’s tail as it streaks across the sky is part of his courtship display. Anything to attract the attention of a potential mate. Hummingbirds will arrive within the next 10 days. Redpolls have gone from most feeders. Watch for wood warblers. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, RR5, Renfrew, Ont., K7V 3Z8 Phone 613-432-2738 or email jamesh@ nrtco.net.

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They arrived on the strong south wind. A colourful array of birds arrived at Doris Quinlan’s feeders during the wind storm last week. A pair of cardinals, several goldfinches, three pairs of purple finches and a rosebreasted grosbeak put in an appearance. During a pause in their task of carrying water outside from the sump hole at 3 a.m. Doris and Marlene Hanneman heard a pair of great horned owls calling a number of times. Doris thanks her friends and neighbours for their help during the power outage.

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Long-standing Ottawa Valley music roots brought Julie Johnston her first album, but the cover came from Nova Scotia, and the lyrics from near and far. She took the cover photo of a potter creating something beautiful on a lathe. Similarly, the Horton Township resident hopes her album’s music reflects the beauty of God’s creations. The image is reflective of the country gospel album’s theme and name, He’s Still Working On Me. It’s also the last of 12 songs. “He’s the potter and I’m the clay,” explains Johnston. “I always thought, if I did a CD, I’d always want to call it He’s Still Working On Me.” That song is by Joel Hemphill, but four others are her own − It’s Your First Christmas in Heaven, It Took a Miracle, Rags to Riches, and Invisible Nails. She’s proud of the work that was recorded and engineered by Bruce Presley (a Barry’s Bay resident with strong Arnprior roots), and produced by Presley, herself and Dan Paul Rogers.

The oldest of 10 children of Danny and Sylvianne Dubois, Johnston says there was no shortage of musical entertainment while growing up near Shawville. “There was never money for entertainment, but we always had music,” she recalls. “My dad always had a fiddle out every chance he got.” The Shawville-area children might even get pulled out of bed some weeknights if visitors happened by, so dad and the kids − who were all singing or step-dancing by the age of five − could entertain. In fact, music also brought future husband Bob Johnston, who was playing with The Countrymen, to the Quebec side of the Ottawa River. “Music got us introduced,” says Julie, who was invited to play with the band, which is still going strong decades later. She played guitar and sang with The Countrymen for a while, but later left her job at RCA Victor to focus on being a stay-at-home mom. However, music has never been far away. In her soul, she might say,

Julie Johnston of Horton Township in the recording studio for her first album, He’s Still Working On Me. At right: the album cover. as she sings in It’s Your First Christmas in Heaven, a tribute to sister Giselle, who lost her fight with cancer in 2003. “I would say music sustained me, because when she died it really upset me … we were like two peas in a pod,” says Johnston. That first Christmas without her was the most painful, as

Johnston echoes in the lyrics: Another year has come and gone. With many blessings to be thankful for. Though sometimes I’m sad, I must be glad It’s your first Christmas in heaven. As we said our last goodbyes You left this world without

complaining. And as I placed your hand in His, Jesus knew my heart was breaking. Johnston, who became a Christian in the 1980s, is not a Bible-thumping kind of gal. See ‘New’, Page 19

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Selling on Day 1- Professional Mechanical Tools and Equipment and Misc Items: Silent Air compressor, 7.5hp, 24 CFM- like new; Ingersol Rand T30, 2 stage compressor w/ 80 gal tank; Dupont electric paint mixing station, 100 can, sells complete w/ paint that has be regularly mixed; Hoffman 9000lb 2 post hoist; Canablast large sand blaster cabinet; Vannorman disc brake drum lathe; Ammco brake drum lathe; Lincoln mig and tig welder; 2 Canox mig welders- large and small; Porta spot welder; Gray TSJ55 truck scissor jack, 7 ton; Genisys scan system (diagnostic); Ultra Pro 2 ½ ton end lift jack; transmission jack-1000lb; Daytona body lift jack-3ton capacity; Craftsman 20” drill press- ¾” chuck; Delta bench top drill press; Makita 14” chop saw; several Margurette battery chargers; engine hoists; large Idealarc welder; Craftsman 10” radial arm saw; 2 head light aiming systems; B&D valve refacer; Champion 6500 generator-electric start-like new; Sullar diesel mobile compressor w/ JD diesel engine and hoses- in working order; strut compressor; 5 mechanic upper and lower empty tool chests; approx 100 shop kits; machinist precision tools, gauges etc; large quantity of specialty tools; many tool boxes; welding helmets and supplies; large quantity of air tools; grinders, drills, sanders, routers, skill saws etc; ¾” impacts; sanding and grinding supplies; many metal tool cabinets; hanging wall cabinets; tap and die kits; work benches and work stations; tire rack and tires; air paint shaker; transmission jack; floor jacks; O ring kits; torque wrenches; parts washer; air grinders; air hydraulic puller; Pasloade air nailer; Bostick air nailer; very large assortment of wrenches, sockets, hand tools; 12 bottle jacks; 20 HD jack stands; sand blaster; torches; gas water pump; high pressure washer; HD engine stand; pipe bender; 10” mitre saw; air reel; Wen body polisher; paint guns; assorted fabrication tools; shop supply cabinets w/ fittings, nuts, bolts, o rings etc; automotive supplies; bolts, nuts and bolts bins; come-alongs; Lincoln electric grease gun; numerous chain saws; anvils; selection of shop manuals; fire extinguishers; vices; Makita whole saw kit; Selling on Day 2- Collector Cars, Vehicles, Engines, Parts, Farm Antiques, Snowmobiles, Household Antiques and Collectibles and Misc Items: 1985 Kenworth model W90 highway tractor-needs 1&3 injectors and tires-sells as is; 1930 Chrysler –oak spoke wheels-newly rebuilt engine-newly chromed parts-multiple parts and extras-partially assembled “ A Must See”; 1936 Chev 2 door car – to be restored; 1975 Ford 1 ton cab and chassis-has been rebuilt and painted –some assembly required; 1974 Chev ½ ton-1 owner-automatic; 1968 Ford Fairlane; 1977 Ford T-Bird; 1987 Cadillac; 1988 Beretta- all vehicles sell “as is”; Diamond snow plow for pick-up, complete w/ harness and lights-used 1 season-like new; Engines: early Chrysler Hemi; rebuilt 350 engine w/ 4 bolt main ; approx 20 engines(and parts) for GM and Dodge; Detroit diesel engine components; 2 Detroit engines to be rebuilt; 4 new 6.5 hp Champion gas engines –still in box; rebuilt heads; pallet of filters; pallet of alternators and generators; engine blocks; truck tool box; 1 ton truck deck; steel ½ ton truck rack; Toro15 hp hydrostatic garden tractor- 44” cut; Toro 12 hp hydrostatic garden tractor w/ lawn mower; Snowmobiles: 2 1972 Skidoo Olympic snowmobiles; 1976 Skidoo TNT 340 cc snowmobile; all in good condition – 1 owner; Farm Machinery and Antiques: Favorite wooden thrashing mill- always stored inside; Massey Harris wooden wheeled seed drill; fanning mill; sloop sleigh; wooden wheeled wagon; cutter; horse harness; large antique vice; forge; jumping jack; stationary engine parts; antique car parts; shaves, poles, etc; lumber and planks; Trent hay wagon; pipe hay elevator w/ motor -24’; Ford 501 mower, 3pth – 7’ cut; old metal clamp; large overhead garage door; scrap steel; racks and shelving; Household Antiques; flat wall cupboard; antique telephone; coal oil lamps; gramophone; antique wall clock; washstand; wooden washing machine; crocks; lanterns; trunks; dairy cans; school desk; churn; cream separator; cream and dairy cans; crosscut and ice saws; cast iron pots; irons; wicker high chair; wicker baskets; exercise equipment; many other assorted items too numerous to list- only a partial listing.

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From Page 17 At 65, Johnston says she prefers to express her thankfulness for God’s gifts to her, including music, and to be an example for others. Her album is categorized as country gospel, but there’s definite bluegrass in On My Father’s Side, The Cross Road, Yours and Mine, and Wings of Love. Johnston’s own lyrics include Rags to Riches, whose words came following a car ride through a torrential downpour in the United States. That day she caught sight of a beggar wearing shabby clothes while hanging out near the open door to a church. “It looked like an invitation. It was like me before I accepted the Lord,” explains Johnston. Inspiration for doing the album came, in part, from Renfrew musician Al Utronki. He started recording the album in his studio before his death in early 2010. Johnston’s completed album, produced out of Presley’s Barry’s Bay studio, features nine local musicians, including Johnston’s daughters, Jennifer and Denise. Their contributions include lead vocals in Yours and Mine, in which a daughter receives bad news from her doctor before being consoled by her mother. As the song says: I’d love to turn your tears into laughter And all of your rain to sunshine But since I can’t take it Let’s make it yours and mine. The other musicians on the album are Julie on guitar and vocals, husband Bob’s narration for one song, Al Brisco on steel guitar and dobro, Marie Brydges on keyboard, Dennis Harrington on fiddle, Rick Rogers on bass guitar, and Dan Paul Rogers with rhythm and bass guitars, mandolin and harmony vocals. Now that the album is completed, Johnston hopes it enriches other people’s lives. “I’m thrilled that I have it, but my bottom line is that I hope it blesses someone who hears it.” With the album comes a second wish. “I always want to remember who gave me this gift, this talent,” she adds. The album is available at more than a dozen Ottawa Valley stores. They include Antrim Truck Stop, St. Francis-Memorial Hospital and Lorraine’s Pharmacy in Barry’s Bay, Valley Heritage Radio, Renfrew’s Rocky Mountain House, Heritage Hair Salon and The Ultimate Image, and Bob’s Music in Pembroke.

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Sport Renfrew celebrates 35 years of Mother’s Day bingos PETER CLARK peter.clark@metroland.com

A lot of cash has been donated since Sport Renfrew first came into being in October of 1976. M.J. Blimkie, a member since the beginning, and Jim Miller, who joined the club about a year later, estimate $2 million has been handed out by the club over 35 years. Sports, Renfrew Victoria Hospital, Hospice Renfrew. You name it. They have supported it. Sport Renfrew will be celebrating the club’s 35th anniversary this Mother’s Day when their host their weekly Sunday Night Bingo at the AFAC Wing. Sport Renfrew’s first bingo was on a Mother’s Day, in 1976 in what was then the old Renfrew Arena. When the ice was put back in for hockey season, bingos were moved to the Renfrew Armouries. Finally, Argyle Street became the club’s permanent home when the Wing took over after the ice was removed for the final time in the old Renfrew Arena in 1989. “We were invited by the Wing because they needed a tenant,” Blimkie said. “We moved here (Wing) on July 1st (1989), and had a five-year agreement,” added Miller. Sport Renfrew became a reality in 1975 when the Renfrew-Shawville Combines senior hockey team folded. Four directors of the Combines, Glen Belanger, Bob Newberry, Ken Campbell and Blimkie, along with Stedmans store manager Al Denne, who became secretary-treasurer, founded Sport Renfrew. They started out with $1,500. Newberry

was the first president from October 1976 to January in ’77. Blimkie followed until October of that year. Sport Renfrew was incorporated on Jan. 18, 1977. “(Sport Renfrew) originally started out for sports (support) for kids,” Blimkie said. “It was sports and recreation until 1994,” Miller adds. “Now we can donate to any charitable organization.” Before Sport Renfrew’s Sunday Night Bingos began, Sunday was the only night of the week that did not have a bingo operation somewhere in Renfrew. “The town had to change the bylaws so we could have a Sunday night bingo,” Blimkie recalled. “Anything that was going, we were there,” Miller added. That includes uniforms for minor hockey teams for years, travel expenses for teams and individuals, and registration fees. “We gave $100,000 to the new rink in 1988,” he pointed out. Renfrew Victoria Hospital, the Hospice Renfrew campaign, the food bank, every school and the Town of Renfrew have also been among the many beneficiaries of Sport Renfrew’s support. The club has doled out $752,241.38 since 1994. A sign of the times, raising funds to keep all of this going is tougher for Sport Renfrew today, than it ever was in the past. “We have a decline in bingo players. Our average crowd used to be over 300. It’s declined over the years. We are in survival mode really,” Miller points out.

Sport Renfrew has been a big backer in the community for 35 years. In front row from left are Marjorie Lewis, Suzanne Lachambre, Mary Blimkie, M.J. Blimkie and Jim Miller; and back row, Jack Chevalier, Karen Godda, Pat Soucy, Jack Dillon and Lou Belleville. Allan Guest, Dianne Chevalier and Valerie Perrier are missing from the photo. “We are down due to casinos, lotteries, no smoking... “We once had 700 people out for a special monster bingo,” he added. Membership is also down, to 13 members after what once was more than 30. Among current members who have helped raised a lot of money are Blimkie since day one, Miller 34 years, Karen Godda 24, Lou Belleville 22, Marjorie Lewis 20, Valerie Perrier 19, Allan Guest 16 and Pat Soucy 13 years. Other current mem-

St. Joseph’s Jaguars open Olympic Edge in soccer season with two wins first tournament PETER CLARK

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The St. Joseph’s Jaguars senior boys soccer team didn’t let the wind stand in their way. The Jaguars got the Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association 2011 season off to a flying start with a 2-1 win over the Arnprior Redmen at the Arnprior District High School soccer pitch last Thursday. Brett Riopelle and Jesse Kong scored for the Jaguars. Keeper Zach McIntyre was solid in backstopping the victory for coach Mark Valliquette’s squad. He was solved just once, on a penalty kick. “We had a good defensive effort in tough weather conditions,” Valliquette said. Arnprior topped coach Renee Turcotte’s senior girls 2-0. The Jaguar junior girls got the season off to a high-scoring

and winning start on a wet Monday afternoon at Opeongo. St. Joseph’s outlasted the homestanding Wildcats 3-2. Candace Albanese, Breigh Whalen and Sonya Bergin were St. Joseph’s goalgetters in support of goalkeeper Renee Gauthier. “It was a good game for both teams considering the conditions. We beat a good team,” Jaguars coach Linda Ainsworth said. The field was in a sloppy condition following a good bout of rain earlier in the day. Coach Tim O’Connor’s junior boys squad battled right down to the wire before two late goals in the second half gave Opeongo a 2-0 win. All four Jaguar teams renew their cross-town rivalry with the Renfrew Collegiate Raiders on the soccer pitches at St. Joseph’s and Ma-Te-Way Park today.

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The Olympic Edge peewee triple-A spring hockey team did pretty well in their first tournament, the Little Sens Tournament at the Bell Sensplex last weekend. We played four games and were able to advance to a fifth, a quarterfinal game. There was 12 teams in total and the top six moved on. Scores were a 3-2 win against the Maplesoft Hawks, 5-0 victory over the Ottawa Admirals, 7-0 setback to the Ottawa Little Sens White and 2-2 tie against Primex Power. We lost 6-0 to the Ottawa Little Sens Red in the quarterfinal. Goaltender Cameron Iob played all five games in this tournament and goal scorers were Tate Leeson, Jordan Warner and Jordan Radford with two goals, and singles by Lucas MacIntosh, Ben Scheuneman, Patty Kyte and Zach Moran. The team is back on the ice in Kingston this weekend.

bers are approaching 10 years. Lucy Lewis recently retired after 25 years, but is a lifetime member. Before his passing a few years ago, Scotty MacLean put in 21 years and was also named a lifetime member. Sport Renfrew will be looking to rekindle some old memories and fill the Wing for their 35th anniversary Mother’s Day Bingo May 8. Featured will be a $5,500 prize board. The first bingo ball rolls at 7 p.m.

Wolves become Kings The Tier 1 Central (Junior) Hockey League champions Pembroke Lumber Kings have a Renfrew Timberwolf look, with three members of the Valley Division champions – Lucas Gonu, Patrice Wren and defenceman Sam Gleason – summoned for last week’s Fred Page Cup, and now the Royal Bank Cup tournament in Camrose, Alberta. The Lumber Kings are 1-and1 after their opening two contests, a 5-2 loss to the Portage Terriers and 5-2 win over the Wellington Dukes. Gonu chipped in with a goal and an assist at the Fred Page Cup. Back on the home front, the Wolves announced that coach Tony Iob and general manager Brent Sylvester will both be returning for the 2011-12 season. The Wolves will skate into the season as defending Valley Division champions for the first time since winning the title in 2000.

PETER CLARK PETER’S PUTTERINGS Good start: I went 6-for-8 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The two casualties were Buffalo and Anaheim. This round isn’t looking too good so far. My picks were the Canucks, Red Wings, Flyers and Lightning. Only Tampa Bay and Vancouver led entering Wednesday night’s action. Have the Wings played their poorest back-to-back playoff games in years, or am I just not giving San Jose enough credit? * * * The lone Vancouver Canuck to possess a Stanley Cup ring is Mikael Samuelsson, a Cup winner with the 2008 Red Wings. And for this week: Name the only two men to coach Game 7s in the Stanley Cup final with two different teams.


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Renfrew Collegiate Institute hosts the school’s annual Bonnie Kerr Memorial Cure For Cancer Carnival at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre Friday, May 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. The event features inflatables, carnival games and canteen. All proceeds go to RCI Relay For Life.

The 2011 RCI Relay for Life is scheduled for Friday-Saturday May 27-28 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Ma-Te-Way Park. This year’s theme is sports. The Raiders have raised well over a quarter of a million dollars in cancer-related events over the years. Their 2011 goal is $90,000.

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Josh Naismith of the St. Joseph’s Jaguars, left, takes time and space away from this Arnprior Redmen striker during Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association senior boys soccer 2011 opening-day action in Arnprior last Thursday afternoon. The Jaguars prevailed 2-1. St. Joseph’s was also victorious in the junior girls season curtain raiser with a 3-2 win over the Opeongo Wildcats.

Jaguars sweep Barry’s Bay peter.clark@metroland.com

St. Joseph’s Catholic High School senior soccer teams swept an Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association doubleheader from the Madawaska Valley District Wolves Tuesday. Laura Hagerman scored both goals and keeper Sarah Ennett registered the shutout in the Jaguars’ 2-0 senior girls victory. “It was a great team effort,� Jaguars coach Renee Turcotte said.

The match was played in less than ideal (rainy) conditions, the coach added. The Jaguars ran out to a 5-0 first-half advantage en route to a 6-1 win over the host Barry’s Bay school in the senior boys clash. Brett Riopelle and Jared Riopelle notched two goals apiece to pace the Jaguars. Cole Rochon, on a penalty kick, and Peter Vice collected singles for St. Joseph’s. Zach McIntyre earned his second win of 2011 in goal for coach Mark Valliquette’s squad.

Mid-Town sweeps doubleheader ROB WARREN Ladies Spring Basketball

After the lowest scoring half this year, Mid-Town Flooring and Ray’s Flowers were deadlocked at seven apiece. Mid-Town found its touch in the second half, scoring 27 unanswered points and continuing on to a 38-15 victory. Kelsey Jessup made her presence felt upon her return, topping all scorers with 10 points. Maddie Kubiseski added nine. Mid-Town Flooring broke a 14-14 tie with Signature Styles to finish the first half up 24-16. They continued strong in the second half for a 53-25 win. Kelsey Jessup again led the charge, with 12 points, followed by Hali Gilmour with 10. All seven players for Signature Styles scored. The Reunions had too many offensive weapons for Signature Styles to contain, and cruised to a 57-31 victory. Stacey Hill (17), Mae Donohue (14), and Lindsay Edwards (12) all hit double figures for the Reunions.

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Alex Tachiatis left, gives Curtis Bernard a lift during wrestling practice last week. The Renfrew and Arnprior wrestling clubs are teaming up to host the Eastern Canadian novice (age 9-10), and kids (age 11-12) Festival and the bantam (age 13-14) Wrestling Championships at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre this Saturday and Sunday. It is estimated the two-day event will draw 250 to 300 wrestlers from Ontario and eastern Canada. Spectators are encouraged to come out. Entry is $3 daily or $5 for a weekend pass. Renfrew previously hosted this event in 1996.

Wrestling front and centre at Ma-Te-Way The Renfrew and Arnprior Wrestling Clubs will host the Eastern Canadian Wrestling Championships at Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre Saturday and Sunday and spectators are encouraged to come and cheer on the local kids. About 70 local wrestlers will be competing for titles in the novice (ages 9-10), kids (ages 11-12) and bantam (ages 13-14) divisions male and female. Renfrew is looking for its 16th consecutive team title. For the past 16 years Renfrew has won at least on of the six team titles up for grabs and usually has taken two, three or four team titles. Having this event in Renfrew is good for our club, as well as for the local economy,” said Shane Smith, chair of the 2011 Canada East Novice and Kids Festival and Bantam Championship committee. “It is great that this event is happening this weekend with so much going on in Renfrew for people visiting to see. People will view this town as a vibrant place and see the type of people we are, always trying to make this place even better than it already is. We want to extend a huge thank-you to all our local businesses and citizens who helped us to organize and supported us with this tournament. We hope that you come out and take a look at some of the action,” Smith added. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday with wrestling sessions at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday’s action runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with bantam and team awards to follow. The Ontario Youth Wrestling Festival and Bantam Provincial Championships were held this past weekend in London. Local medal winners were: • Gold: Samantha Smith, Chelsea Bernard, Molly McFarlane, Samantha Daynes, Cole Herbert. • Silver: Tiara Lewis, Rachel McDonald, Brandon McDonald, Ryan Landriault, Haden Moore, Taylor Mayotte, Henry Innes, Ida Yates-Lavery, Britney McGrath, Morgan Dyer-Charlebois • Bronze: Logan Picard, Cole McKee, Lillian Warren, Justin McClelland, Megan Terry, Brady Limlaw, Aleisia Ciphery, Jolie Brisco, Shanna Beauchamps, Simon Rose, Jade Charlebois and Cassy Hewitt.

Winter has finally lost its grip, and we are starting another season at the Renfrew Golf Club. The course weathered well and golf is now in full swing. Exciting things have happened, and we now have a new manager, Sebastien Brown, a new greens keeper, Charles Jarrett, and the only CLGA lady professional in the upper Ottawa Valley, Christine Jarrett. May is a very busy month, so mark your calendars: • May 2: The ever-popular ladies’ golf clinics started. There are six clinics. You are also welcome to book a private or semiprivate lesson with Christine at any time. • May 3: Our first Ladies Day, sponsored by Southern Breeze Tanning Salon. • May 4: The first-ever Ladies Recreation League kicks off. Thirteen teams have signed up to play a scramble format on either the front or back nine, alternating each week. • May 11: Christine will be holding a demo day for Adams Golf. This is for ladies only. Come any time between 2 and 6 p.m. and try out some new clubs. • May 13: Ladies Opening Night is a charity event, with the proceeds going to the Wings of Phoenix Brain Injury Rehab. Sponsors are Ella’s Boutique and Rick J. Desilets Financial Solutions. Come out for social hour between 6 and 7 p.m. and taste the wonderful appetizers made by our own Jamie Paulen. Then, stay for a fashion show, with fashions from the RGC Pro Shop, Douglas Moore Fashions, Ella’s Boutique, and Fraser’s Clothes Shops. This was very popular event last year, so get your tickets early. Tickets are $10 and are available from any of the above stores, including the pro shop, as well as from any of your executive. • May 14: Lee Sharpe Best-Ball Tournament in conjunction with the men’s tournament, the Larry Sharpe Memorial Best Ball Calcutta. The sign-up sheet is in the locker room. Last day to sign up is May 7. • May 24: First Ladies Fun Night for 2011. Aptly entitled Spring Fever, this evening promises lots of fun and frolics. Regular Ladies Days also take place on Tuesday, May 10 and May 17. As you can see, we are in danger of having a great time this month. Thank you so much to all of our great sponsors, who make so many events possible. See you on the links!

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Hike for Hospice master of ceremonies Jamie Cybulski knows the value of Hospice Renfrew. “This past January I lost my father to brain cancer and he passed away in hospice,” Cybulski told the many walkers gathered for Sunday’s fundraiser. “It was almost three months to the day of diagnosis.” His story touched the hearts of the many walkers gathered in Stewart Park beside the Presbyterian Church to register for the annual walk. Cybulski told the walkers his father was anxious in hospital, just not himself. “Within 24 hours of put- Paramedics’ acting district manting him into hospice he was at ager Steve Osipenko and daughter peace. Danica hike for hospice. “It was something about the place – we like to credit the staff, as $39,286.15 – and growing. “This could have not been done just the atmosphere alone. “It (Hospice Renfrew) is a phe- if it wasn’t for your part in the nomenal place, not just for him,” equation. This area just floors Cybulski said. “They also took me with its generosity; always care of us (the family) as well. giving of its time and its money,” They took care of us so we could she said. Dowdall-Brown noted Sarah be that loving family member. “We can’t say enough about Leighton of Ultimate Fitness, the place, my family and I,” he who helped with the pre-hike added, personally thanking all warm-up, is Canada’s new women powerlifting champion and is who walked to raise money. By the end of the walk a to- going off to the world championtal of $37,616 was raised, with ships in November. “It is a great story. It is beyond more money expected to roll in over the next few days as walk- imagination how much she can ers were actually being handed lift,” she said. “They are given, from the Canadian Association, money along the route. Mark Papousek also assisted $200 to go to Latvia, Europe and Cybulski with emcee duties and have figured out it is going to the band Forty Creek entertained cost about $5,000 to go.” The Dragonfly Golf Links, the walkers during registration. In an e-mail Monday, organizer along with her friends, is already Jo-Anne Dowdall-Brown thanked organizing a golf tournament for July 30 to help raise money all who participated in the day. “What a wonderful day,” she for her and husband/coach Paul said, noting the latest total raised Vaillancourt to attend.

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Emergency service personnel were the lead walkers for Sunday’s Hike for Hospice. Limbering up with a ‘toy soldier’ walk at the pre-hike fitness break are, from left, Parademic Deputy Chief Leslie Wirth, OPP Auxiliary Constable Rick Trahan, paramedic Lindsay Edwards, Renfrew OPP Sgt. Rob Guty, and Amber Stitchman and Cheryl Menkhorst of the parademic service. Mercury photos by Lucy Hass

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Opeongo Opera, and a Killaloe homecoming With quite a few new players on its team, Stone Fence Theatre promises its famous Ottawa Valley hospitality and unique heritage entertainment in an all-new season in 2011. And this year, it returns to its “home town” of Killaloe in fall for a homecoming. The company plans 15 supper theatre performances in Eganville and Killaloe of a brand new musical called “The Opeongo Opera: a tamarackin’ tour of the Ottawa Valley.” Additionally, there will be four concerts with top performing artists this summer. The company, which sells most tickets by phone, has a new box office host, Stephanie Parsons of Barry’s Bay. The new local box office phone number is 613-756-3081. Or call toll-free 1-866-310-1004. This year for the first time, the company is also selling tickets on-line at its website www.stonefence.ca. The Opeongo Opera could be one of the company’s most enjoyable shows yet, according to producer/director Ish Theilheimer. “We have some very talented - and funny - new people as well as most of our most-loved veterans,” he says. The show, he says, is “definitely not an opera!” but, rather, a “rollicking collection of songs, comedy and stories about the Valley.” New stars in the cast include singer Fran (Fran Band) Hobbs, singer-songwriter Terry McLeish and the brother-and-sister musical duo Emma and Will March of Pembroke. Returning veterans are John Haslam, Ken Ramsden, Ambrose Mullin, Maureen McCoy and Peter Brown. The Opeongo Opera will perform July 19, 20, 26 and 27; Aug. 2, 4, 9 and 11; Sept. 23, 24 and 30, and Oct. 1, 14 and 15, with special shows Thursday, Oct. 27 and Friday, Oct. 29 in Killaloe at St. Andrews Parish Hall for a special Killaloe homecoming in honour of the company’s late business manager, Joe Murray. The show will also be performed in Sheenboro, Quebec, Aug. 13. For many years, Stone Fence Theatre has featured concerts with top heritage performers. This year the company features one for every week of its summer season. This year’s shows (all at 7:30 p.m. in Eganville) include: July 21: Louis Schryer in concert. More often seen now judging fiddle contests than performing. July 28: “In a Little Shack up the Pontiac,” hosted by Debbie Be-

champ and Carol Kennedy, with Barry Gilchrist, Gaston Nolet, Francois Dumond, Serge Martin and Marie Claude Breault. August 3: Stephanie Cadman and Celtic Blaze. Ottawa-born Stephanie is one of Canada’s elite fiddlers and won the World Tap Dance Championships in Germany at age 16. August 10: Russell DeCarles from Prairie Oyster with Steve Briggs and Denis Keldie. Dinner theatre tickets for the show, with a full country-style roast beef dinner, cost $48.67 plus tax. New this year, the company is offering theatre/concert packages, which include seats to one show and one concert, for $69.03 plus tax, a savings of more than five dollars. The youth price for theatre of $26.55. Groups of 10 or more get a 10 percent discount. Groups of 20 or more get a 15 percent dis-

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Memorial Cure for Cancer

The Bonnie Kerr Memorial Cure for Cancer Carnival takes place Friday, May 13. Hours at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre are 4 to 7 p.m., with

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SUPER SCIENTISTS David Wilder (far left) and Tom Moir of the Algonquin Chapter of Professional Engineers of Ontario are joined by the winners of last month’s Engineering Design Challenge at the Best Western Renfrew Inn. The challenge for students Grades 5 to 8 was to design, construct and test a small spacecraft structure made out of hot glue, popsicle sticks, cardboard and ingenuity. The winners were those whose structure best withstood projection from one end of a see-saw after a 10-pound bag of sand was dropped on the opposite end. Duncan McIntyre of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School built the lightest spacecraft, at seven grams, to win in the Grade 5 category. His brother Foster (right), also at Our Lady of Fatima, won the Grade 6 division. They each received a Super Scientist certificate and $50. The event was part of National Engineering Week. Mercury photo by Steve Newman

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Join the celebration as Baby Feast turns 10 2011 marks 10 years that Garlough Photo has been shooting babies. This isn’t gruesome shooting, damaging the little bundles, but it is joyful shooting, commemorating them through fine portraiture. Unbelievably, I’ve shot over 300 babies during the 10 years that my business, Garlough Photo, has been hosting The Baby Feast and raising funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Society. The babies seem to pour out of the woodwork every spring when the studio runs the competition for the babies with the nicest smile, the chubbiest cheeks, and the brightest eyes. These categories are not to be outdone by the most angelic, the most mischievous, and the most delicious baby in all the land.

The community has celebrated its babies and has helped to raise funds forjuvenile diabetes for a decade now. How perfect is that? This is not to mention the fun I’ve had in squeezing the little ones and participating with the parents in doing whatever it takes to get the attention of the baby. I will attest that I’m not the only crazy there! Ten years makes this a special event, just a little more splash, a little more celebration. Garlough Photo is excited about it and looks forward to meeting the new babies in our 10th year of celebrating The Baby Feast. It is running from May 13 to 27. Yeah! The Baby Feast is back. Book your appointment today. Call 613-432-6448 or e-mail dorothy@garloughphoto.com.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Parking Lot Design, Build & Paving BM – 2011 - 01 Documents can be picked up at Bonnechere Manor Between 8:00 – 4:00 PM **Lowest or any Bid not necessarily accepted Sealed Bids, on forms and in envelopes provided by the undersigned, will be received at the below noted location, until: May 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM A Mandatory Site Meeting will be held May 12, 2011 at 10:00 AM Fax submissions or any other electronic submissions are not acceptable. For further information, please contact: Lee Kirkwood Bonnechere Manor 470 Albert Street Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4L5 Telephone: 613-432-4873 E-mail: lkirkwood@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

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enhance the lives of the residents and communities of Renfrew County, please contact the Foundation at 613-432-4873, ext. 1253, or visit us on-line at www. BonnechereManorFoundation. com. The Foundation wishes to thank all of its donors – great and small – for their contribu-

tions to the campaign. “We wouldn’t have come this far without you and we can’t wait to thank you all in person when we see you at the grand opening later this spring,” says Foundation chair Don Goulet. Watch for more details on the grand opening and other festivities coming soon.

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ry of a loved one – will continue to grow. Once the auditorium is complete, a local artisan will create and display the Tree of Life on one of the auditorium walls. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in supporting the Foundation by providing funding or materials which will

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The Bonnechere Manor Foundation is a volunteer-led registered charity with the mandate to provide funding for items such as these that are not covered under Ministry of Health mechanisms. Traditionally, the Foundation has covered costs for resident trips; Wii fit equipment; interior decorative painting of Pinnacle Wing doors; renovations for the Sun Room; communal internet access for residents; and other miscellaneous resident and building requests for equipment and supplies. The Auditorium is by far the largest project that the Foundation has taken on and would not have been possible without the overwhelming support received from the community. With the recent commitment of $100,000 over 20 years ($5,000 per year) from the Rotary Club of Renfrew, things are looking good over the long-term for the Foundation. However, the auditorium requires more funds in the short term than the Foundation can presently provide. Future fundraising strategies to meet these needs will include offering naming rights for chairs, tables, curtains, lights, artwork and more. Plaques capturing the names and message of the donors will be placed on the furniture and donated equipment. Other initiatives will include seeking donors who may have material for stage curtains or blinds that they wish to donate to the cause. Also, the Tree of Life – where families receive an engraved leaf in honor or memo-

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With many recent successes and overwhelming community support, the Bonnechere Manor Foundation has successfully raised over $300,000 for the auditorium. This however, is just the beginning for the funds required to make the auditorium fully operational as a resident and community centre. In 2010, the County of Renfrew and the City of Pembroke increased their contribution to the project to $600,000 and asked the Foundation to raise an additional $100,000 over three years in order to begin the building process. As the construction cost did not include furnishings, the Foundation has been asked and agreed to raise an additional $20,000 over four-years for Auditorium furnishings. Presently, and including the $24,600 donated through inkind construction donations, the Foundation will just barely reach their original commitment of $324,166. Thus, another $120,000 remains to be raised to make the auditorium operational. And it won’t stop there. On the wish list are curtains for the stage, surround-sound speakers and stage lights. These additions will make the auditorium a wonderful venue for the residents of Bonnechere Manor and the surrounding community.

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Like Bob Dylan said, “Times, they are a changin.’” These words could not be more suited to what is currently happening at Renfrew Collegiate Institute. Nick Sparling, president of student council at RCI, is graduating this June. Nick is off to university and we wish him luck in his future endeavours. This however leaves a void for a president at our school. Last week was the election for our new president. The candidates for the position were Anthony Burton and Hillary MacMillan. Both are members of the Bluezone student council at RCI, the VP of activities and the VP of dances respectively. Anthony and Hillary both are committed to creating a better environment at RCI and working with the students in order to achieve their goals. Anthony Burton was the successful candidate. With his strong determination, stellar speech, great personality and campaigning he was able to capture the title of president at RCI. Congratulations Anthony and thank you to Hillary for your commitment to Renfrew Collegiate! As Nick passes the torch to Anthony, we think of what is to happen at RCI with a new student

CHARLIE BOSSY RAIDER RAP voice and a new student leader of our school. Renfrew Collegiate was enormously successful at Options 2011. Our technology students placed as follows: First-place finishes were earned by Andrew Corcoran in the small engines category, Kelsie Rodden in Nail Art, Jacob Bell and Chris Roffey in carpentry pairs and Jeremy Riopelle, Nick Hildebrand, Kurt Nolan, and Jake Donohue in four-person carpentry. Third-place went to Brianna Bingham in Hair Braiding and Rebecca Neudorf in Cabinet Making. Rebecca was the only woman in her category. We are extremely proud of our technology department Raiders. The French department went to Montreal as part of their curriculum last Friday. They experienced a variety of the cultural offerings that Montreal has to offer. It really seems things are beginning to take shape as we get ever closer to the summer break, with a new president and a student trustee, times certainly are a changin’.

Joe Steele of Renfrew Collegiate Institute is the new Renfrew County District School Board student trustee. He replaces outgoing trustee Rebecca Lockley. Five students applied and during his campaign Steele shared ideas on how to improve student communication to the board and best represent all seven sec-

ondary schools. “This is the largest turnout in the history of our student trustee elections and once again the quality of our candidates was outstanding,” said director of education Roger Clarke. “We should be proud of the work our secondary schools are doing in preparing students for leadership positions,” he said.

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On April 28, St. Joseph’s Catholic High School, along with many other Renfrew County schools, attended Pembroke Memorial Centre to participate in the 2011 Options job fair. This is a skilled trades and career fair that provides students, teachers and members of the community with the opportunity to learn more about trades and apprenticeship opportunities. Mostly Grade 8 and 10 students attended from SJHS, with the exception of some students who were competing in the Renfrew County Skills Competition. These were competitive events of different categories, where students competed against each other to finish with the best product or demonstrate the best skill. Some of these included cuisine, construction techs, photography, and hair and make-up. Two students from SJHS were awarded first place in the cuisine skills competition. Congratulations to Matthew Tse and Holly Besseau-Onion for their culinary skills, and to Ryan McNulty and Thomas Reid for their

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Central students demonstrate skills Parents, grandparents and friends of the Grade 1 and Grade 2/3 students at Central Public School gathered in the school lobby Thursday night, March 10 for a celebration of student writing. Students displayed a wide range of writing samples, in-

cluding stories, fact books, picture books, comics, riddle books, poetry, cards and labels for their parents and family. The students enjoyed the attention and the special treats while families had the opportunity to talk with staff about their child’s progress and school activities.

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Gruen Von Behrens took his first dip of chew tobacco at the age of 13. “At first it made me kind of sick and real dizzy,” he recalled. What the Illinois native didn’t realize is that it was the first step toward a powerful nicotine addiction that would change his life forever. By age 17, the skilled ballplayer was diagnosed with oral cancer. His battle with cancer forced him to give up his dream of becoming a major league baseball player and to endure 40 painful surgeries, leaving him severely disfigured. Now recovered and in his thirties, Von Behrens speaks out about the dangerous reality of tobacco, moving his audiences to laughter and tears. Students at Renfrew Collegiate Institute were given a good lesson in life from Von Behrens in a Grant Gymnasium assembly March 23. Von Behrens’ talk was presented by the Renfrew County and District Health Unit. “I was 13 years old when I first used spit tobacco. I wasn’t thinking about the long-term effects on my future,” Von Behrens said. His mother drove him to the

dentist one day, thinking he was having trouble with his wisdom teeth, but Von Behrens knew it was much worse than that. “What started out as a sore on my tongue eventually grew and split my tongue in half. I thought of what doctors would have to do to remove (the cancer) and it scared me to death. I was terrified,” he recalled. He endured a 13-hour surgery and learned that about four of five people with this cancer die within five years of their first treatment. “I was in your seat not too long ago,” he said to the gathering at RCI. “I had no problem getting dates on a Friday or Saturday night. The only things I cared about were baseball, food, and women, in that order. “Nineteen is supposed to be the best year of your life. I had all my teeth taken out. It (the surgeries) is unbearable pain. Now I’m on the other side of the fence. “Tobacco did this to me,” he said of his face and jaw. “I look this way because of tobacco. Everywhere I go, people would whisper as I walked by. People stare. “It’s not what you are on the outside, but who you are on the inside,” he adds. See full story at yourottawaregion.com.

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Renfrew Collegiate Institute graduate Dr. Peever off to the navy CLEAN UP: In these days of house- cleaning, the cleaning and tidying up of outside premises should not be overlooked. Clean, tidy yards not only improve the appearance of the town generally, but also any effort along this line may be set down as a premium paid on health insurance. Citizens in general should maintain the good standard set in former years, for cleaning up their yards and grounds, doing away with the unsightly collection of winters accumulation – such as cans, papers, ashes and other undesirable rubbish. Clean Up! May 15 is coming. But more important still, civic pride is always here, or should be. OF LOCAL INTEREST: The Eganville Leader last week had the following local interest. “Mr. J.A. Kincaid visited Renfrew on Monday to have a look over the hotel field. The greatest drawback, he found, was the poor condition of the buildings and the lack of modern conveniences. The financial outlook is inviting for an up-to-date house as the want is a crying one, and commercial men are pleading for better accommodation. Mr. Kincaid has still the matter under consideration. It is rumoured in Renfrew that Mr. M.J. O’Brien proposes erecting a palatial new hotel.”

OLGA LEWIS FROM THE OLD FILES Advertised trademark merchandise must be honest merchandise. Or it wouldn’t be advertised. DR. MERVIN PEEVER TO ENTER BRITISH NAVY: Dr.. Mervin Peever, a graduate of Renfrew Collegiate Institute and of Queen’s University is shortly to leave Ottawa Civic Hospital, where for a year or more past he has been an interne and will enter the service of the British Navy. He will enlist for a term of three years, the first six months of which will be spent in a naval hospital for a study of tropical and other ailments. It was by virtue of

COLDWELL BANKER VALLEY WIDE REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

MAY 5 1971 NEW APARTMENTS: New accommodation in the form of bright new one-bedroom apartments will be built to the Haramis Block this summer, and will be ready for occupancy in October. Rent for the units will range from $145 to $155 per month and will include heating, water and light. Parking space for residents has always been arranged for. Mr. Lenser told the Mercury-Advance he expected to

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

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Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath split on large lot in Renfrew. Asking $199,900. MLS#786577

REMEMBERING AUNT CLEMMIE: Great Aunt Clemmie was brought up to the Spartan life. She enjoyed (she always said) getting up at five on a Saturday morning, hanging her market basket over her arm, and going downtown to do the marketing for the week-end. She said “If you get there first, you’ll get the best.” Aunt Clemmie is a fine reminder of her time. Nowadays she needn’t rise with the birds to be sure of a full market. It’s so much simpler and more efficient to spend a few minutes with the advertisements. Marshalled before you in your newspaper is all the news that is necessary for your good living. There in the advertisements are facts – sound solid facts – about prices and quality.

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Spacious custom bungalow on 12.6 acres on Waba Creek near White Lake. $339,900. MLS#788445

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Waterfront Acreage 3.94 acres on the beautiful Madawaska River, drilled well on property, attractive residential location, MLS #788699 $300,000 Contact Mike or Donna Defalco 1-800-897-1841

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start in the next week or so, and Mr. Haramis said that students whenever possible will be given work during the summer months. PORTRAIT SKETCHES: One of the most unusual and enterprising tasks undertaken by any of the classes so far, is the portrait sketching of 8A St. Thomas Apostle School. Mr. Windle has several excellent artists in his classes and the sketches are done from photo or a portrait. The charge is only $1.00. If you would be interested in having a sketch of your children or yourself contact Mr. Windle at St. Thomas Apostle School, or any student of 8A.

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Plenty of personality in this beautifully maintained story and a half home. It’s charm is made up of hardwood throughout, gas fireplace, dormer windows and built in crown molded ceilings. Fully fenced in large back yard with good sized garden, mature trees and garden shed. This is a friendly neighborhood close to parks, shopping and schools. Must see this one of a kind spacious home. Keep in mind all window coverings included.

Wylie Kentfield Century 21 Explorer Realty Inc. Sales Representative, Realtor My contact info: Direct 613-601-6033 Office 613-253-4253 Email wylie.kentfield@century21.ca

• Main floor beautifully renovated with quality finishes througout. • 2+1 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, partially finished basement. • Double attached garage. • Great access to Hwy 17 for commuters. • One acre lot on quiet dead end road. • This one won’t last long-call Lisa for your personal viewing. • Asking $249,900.00.

155 NEILSON ST. ARNPRIOR • A Million $ View of the Ottawa River from the upper and lower decks • 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in main house • 2 bedrooms, kitchen and bath, in attached granny suite • Insulated heated garage workshop with bathroom. • $345,000, Call Teri for details.


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FEATURE PROPERTY • Family friendly home in private setting on outskirts of Cobden • Well built & beautifully maintained brick & stone bungalow • Sunken living room with hardwood floors, 12’ ceiling, large windows & propane fireplace • Fully finished lower level with 2 bedrooms, propane fireplace and access to heated double car garage MLS#755689

2385 HWY. #60 63 Acre Hobby Farm on HWY#60, 5 miles from Renfrew. 2 bedroom 1.5 storey house on newer foundation, large open ended barn with tack room. Would be great for the horse lover or any smaller farm operation - Very Affordable! MLS#790796

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375 AIRTH BLVD. • Spacious 2 storey home on nice corner town lot • This home requires some TLC but features LR, DR, main floor bedroom, laundry & FR • Upstairs has 3 bedrooms and bath • Detached single garage + carport MLS#787716

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308 WADE AVENUE PRICED RIGHT = RESULTS ‘SOLD IN 4 DAYS’

63 McBRIDE ROAD • 3+2 bedroom bungalow with open concept design • Finished lower level with family room, 2 bedrooms, office & bath with laundry • Good sized foyer

MLS#781868

660 HYDRO BAY ROAD • 19 acres on Muskrat Lake with 725’ of waterfront • Very private, excellent for recreational activities • Great location to build your dream home MLS#755153

463 JESSUP ROAD • 2+2 bedroom bungalow on 1 acre with open concept dining room & kitchen • Completely finished lower level with large family room • Immaculate & Private! 2 minutes to Mink MLS#781290 Lake

189 ROSS STREET • Enjoy this turn of the century 2.5 storey home with 3 floors of living space • Side porch & deck • Completely updated with lots of charm & character MLS#789622

406 HUBERS ROAD • 2 storey, 4 bedroom updated farmhouse with gleaming hardwood floors • Several log outbuildings & heated 3 bay garage • 300 acres with spectacular views

MLS#782100

BUILDING LOTS 16 HARAMIS DRIVE

In-town building lot in prime residential area! MLS#783813 161 BANK STREET

Excellent in-town building lot for your dream home! MLS#770784 280 MASK ROAD

Building lot in Industrial Park. Zoned M-3 with many possibilities! MLS#779371 O’BRIEN ROAD

1 acre lot in the heart of high commercial activity. Plenty of options & potential. MLS#781726

627 FORTINGTON STREET • Great location for your business • Bright & spacious, private back office • Plenty of parking available MLS#770869

708 FOURTH AVENUE • Detached 3 bedroom bungalow spic & span, inside & out • Large family room in lower level + fully insulated garage/ workshop • Quiet street close to the Millenium Trail

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6143A CENTENNIAL DRIVE • Centennial Lake Waterfront • Picturesque location for this 2 bedroom, 2 bath seasonal residence with 2 balconies looking out onto the lake • Wood interior & wood stove give a warm cozy feel regardless of the weather MLS#790485

26405 HWY #41 • Private Country Setting! • 2 bedroom home in Griffith on 3.28 acres with walk-out lower level • Large single garage with workshop & spacious loft MLS#784143

102 MERVIN LANE • Fully upgraded family home with fully finished lower level with rec. room, office & bedroom • Situated on 2.6 acres • Close to Burnstown beach & boat launch MLS#783936

41 BONNECHERE STREET • 4 bedroom, 2 storey brick home with eat-in kitchen & main floor laundry • Newer furnace, windows & roof • Detached garage MLS#787563

298 BALDWIN AVENUE

429 MCNULTY ROAD • 150 acre hobby farm great for all recreational activities • 1.5 storey home, 3 bedrooms, office & eat-in kitchen • Private location MLS#788712

98 & 100 RAGLAN STREET SOUTH • 1200 sq. ft. retail space + 2-1 bedroom apartments upstairs (currently rented) • Plenty of Parking • Immediate Occupancy MLS#775296

• 1.5 storey 3 bedroom home in lovely neighbourhood • Many upgrades already done • Nestled on corner lot close to school playground MLS#782385

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72 PRINCE STREET • Central to downtown area • Unit C – 760 sq. ft. Unit D – 900 sq. ft. • Rent includes heat & hydro MLS#781732, 781733

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Community

Expo 150 update JENNIFER LAYMAN One of the challenges that came with Expo 150 was raising funds. While many local festivals qualify for government funding, Expo 150 did not. This is because it is a one-time event and not being established to occur annually. Having no access to funding was a significant challenge to meet in order to pull off the largest local festival ever to take place in the region. In less than one year, the business community of Renfrew County, and those with ties to the region contributed more than $230,000 to assist with expenses of the event, and contributions are still coming forward. In addition to the commitment in cash, there is at least the same level of commitment for in kind services, media contributions and volunteer time. This is truly a festival that celebrates the best of Renfrew County. MUSKET VOLLEY, WIFE SALE AND MORE One of the goals of Expo 150 is to show how thing happened in the past, and one of the most interactive displays will be a Pioneer Village. A group of 21 “camps” will live on the site for the entire four days of Expo 150 and will produce some exciting historical counts of life in Renfrew County. There will be daily displays of whip tricks, hawk and knife throws,

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fashion shows, a frontier wedding, tea boil competition and even a wife sale. The ever-popular musket volley will also take place throughout the four days as well. The Pioneer Village will occupy a significant amount of space at Expo 150 to take people on a journey back in time. WHAT TO EXPECT AT EXPO To enjoy your day most at Expo 150, please keep in mind that this is an outdoor event, taking place on a sandy field. The best footwear will be that which provides easy walking on sandy ground. The Committee has also made the decision to not allow pets on the grounds, with the exception of guide dogs. This is due to several reasons but mainly to support the enjoyment of all people who will be attending the event. Parking is free and immediately adjacent to one of the three entrances. St. John Ambulance will also be on site to assist with any issues. The goal is to provide a casual four-day event for visitors. More information will be available on the website in the near future. FACEBOOK FACTS Over 352 people have joined Expo 150 on Facebook, hearing about interesting people, places and events related to Renfrew County. You can become a fan today at www.facebook.com/expo150. Feel free to submit any interesting facts you have to us as well. A portion of all proceeds donated to the Food Bank.

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MADAWASKA RIVERFRONT 4 bedroom, 2 bath permanent home. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. CALL TO VIEW. MLS 791219 ASKING $369,900

GRAND 3 BDRM home loaded w/ upgrades in Renfrew. Two staircases, appliances, fenced & hedged yard. MAKE YOUR MOVE HERE! MLS 791130 ASKING $182,900 D TE LIS ST U J

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TRIPLEX FULLY RENTED central location. Gas heat. Circular driveway! Ravine lot. Appliances. Full bsmnt GREAT INVESTMENT! MLS 790936. ASKING $229,900

INVESTMENT OPPURTUNITY centrally located & fully rented. Appliances, gas furnaces. Lots of parking. CALL FOR DETAILS! MLS 790943 ASKING $224,900 T ON FR ER T WA

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Great 3 bdrm side split in Renfrew. Formal dining, laminate floors, appliances. Lovely lot. Oversized paved prkg.EXCELLENT STARTER/RETIREMENT! MLS 790743 ASKING $184,900

OTTAWA RIVER furnished 2 bdrm cottage. Area of permanent homes. Gorgeous brick fireplace. GREAT FAMILY SUMMER GETAWAY! AVAILABLE IMM. MLS 785606 ASKING $269,900 D TE LIS ST JU

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LOCATION! LOCATION! 3 bdrm all brick. Private lot in town. Familyroom in lower level. Formal dining. Custom kitchen & ensuite. MUST BE SEEN! MLS 784947 ASKING $269,900

SPECTACULAR 2 bdrm condo on back corner for max. privacy. Quality flooring, freshly painted throughout. Includes appl. Security bldg. MUST SEE . MLS 791540 ASKING $124,500

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RENOVATED BRICK former schoolhouse along HWY 17 between Renfrew & Arnprior. TERRIFIC FAMILY HOME! MLS 790137. ASKING $228,500 D TE LIS ST U J

CALABOGIE skiing & golfing just minutes away High ranch w/ walkout & garage/workshop for the hobbyist. Appliances. AVAIL. IMM. MLS 790133 ASKING $248,500 R EA CL KE LA

FURNISHED 3 BDRM cottage with well & septic. Great place to enjoy many family summers. VTB possible with good down payment. MLS 785623 ASKING $199,500 D TE LIS ST JU

FULLY FURNISHED 3 BDRM cottage! View and access private beach & Ottawa River. Leased land. Septic installed. MINS TO TOWN! MLS 791536 ASKING $79,900

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June Laplaunte, Sales Rep

GORGEOUS OTTAWA RIVER WATERFRONT

W NE ICE PR

1385 STORYLAND ROAD

REDUCED - LUXURIOUS COUNTRY LIVING - stunning new home, easy access to highway, hardwood floors, custom kitchen, full basement with many windows. MLS#778885, $259,900

Over 3000 sq.ft. of family living space, 3 br/3ba, walkout to the level lot on the river. Swim, boat and fish to your hearts content. $559,000 MLS#779259

RENOVATED AND READY TO GO

SPACIOUS HOME ON LARGE LOT IN QUIET AREA

W NE ICE PR

Great beginnings, eat-in kitchen, oversized lot, single car garage, new laminate floor, soffit and fascia REDUCED TO $129,900, MLS#779647

VICEROY CHALET HOME ON 12 ACRES Cedar deck, creek and pond, custom kitchen, stone fireplace in living room, free golf and skiing $329,900 MLS#778886

WATERFRONT lot - bring you trailer or build your dram home on the Bonnechere jsut outside of Renfrew $59,900

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Hardwood floors, furnace and central air in 2008, eat-in kitchen, oversized storage or workshop. Needs a little TLC but worth the sweat equity ONLY $149,900, MLS#790036

FAMILY FRIENDLY WATERFRONT HOME ON LAKE CALABOGIE

W NE TING LIS

Great views! Great boating, swimming and fishing! Sunroom overlooking the lake with sliding doors to master bedroom. Full basement with extra bedroom, bathroom, workshop and family room. $420,000. MLS#790330

WATERFRONT LOT - 5 Acres on the Bonnechere perfect for off the grid home, hydro is available if you want it - kayak, canoe, swim or fish. $69,900

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CAPITAL REGION

Country Living at its Finest Your own Private Paradise Awaits! - Advertorial -

Country living has always been coveted for its tranquility, beautiful scenery, fresh air and outdoor activities. It’s a relaxing way of life and an ideal way to raise a family. For this reason, Junicon Homes is pleased to present RIVERWOOD VILLAGE; an exclusive community in the quaint village of Kars on the Rideau River. Located only minutes from Ottawa, Riverwood Village offers family oriented country living at its finest with all of the amenities of the city close at hand. An area within the community has been reserved as a public park area where children can play in a safe and natural environment; and no through-streets guarantee a low volume of slow moving traffic. Whether you want to paddle a canoe, cruise the river in a power boat or simply enjoy a picnic at the water’s edge, Riverwood Village offers easy access to various points on the Rideau.

You get the “away from it all” feeling of a private oasis, while still having all the modern conveniences of urban living. Our splendid rural community offer exquisite, countrystyle bungalows and two-storey homes on generous ½-to4 acre estate-sized lots in the pastoral countryside – just a short, convenient 15 minutes southwest of Ottawa. For golf enthusiasts there are 6 of the city’s best public and private courses within only 30 minutes. Junicon is a custom home builder committed to quality design and construction. From the initial design concept to the final details, their professionals work closely with you to bring your dream home to life.

Only 7 Estate lots remaining. Hurry before it’s too late!

Priced from $390s

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Tranquil, natural setting only minutes away from the Rideau River. • Lots ranging from ½ acre to 4 acres • Splendid full brick, stone and/or stucco facades • Minutes to Hwy 416 and town of Manotick • Custom bungalows and 2storey homes on large premium lots • Private lots backing onto nature reserve available

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Morris Eady

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

Patti Reid Sales Rep.

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• 126,900 • Good starter home • 3 Large Bedrooms • Hardwood throughout • Separate dining room • Patio doors to deck MLS #790895 Call Dennis 613-432-0041 to view

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1046 GOSHEN RD.

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• $ 269,900 • 4 Season Cottage •10 Min. from Renfrew • Wood & Oil Heat • Private Lake – no public access MLS # 791277 Call Vince 613-433-2254 to view

Rick Reid

1012 FRANCIS ST., CALABOGIE

805 KING ST.

• $239,900 • What a makeover • 3+1 Bed, 2-1/2 Baths • Family Room • Well updated inside and out • Spacious eat-in kitchen MLS # 791277 Call Dennis 613-432-0041 to view

NEW LISTING - 533 LAKEVIEW LANE

Real Estate Broker

• Gorgeous Bungalow • Well built • Large property • View of Calabogie Lake • 2 Car attached garage MLS #719096 Call Vince 613-433-2254 to view

NEW LISTING - 51 BARNET BLVD.

• $ 234,900 • Beautiful brick bungalow • Great Neighbourhood • 3 Bedrooms • Workshop w/ separate entrance MLS # 790624 Call Vince 613-433-2254 to view

54 HARPER ST.

5117 HIGHWAY 60

• $169,900 • Nice home in nice neighbourhood • Detached single garage • Well maintained / no work • Family room w/ fireplace • Gas Heat & C/A MLS # 790484 Call Kelly 613-433-2681 to view

81 STEVENSON

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• 219,900 • Country home • Detached double garage • Main floor family room • Newly renovated kitchen & bath • In ground pool MLS #790655 Call Kelly 613-433-2681 to view

40 BARNET BLVD.

• $249,900 • Custom Kitchen • Wood burning fireplace • Gleaming hardwood floors • Private rear yard w/pool • Gas heat & C/A MLS #789756 Call Kelly 613-432-2681 to view

139 BARNET BLVD.

238 FOXDEN ST.

• $359,900 • 1986 sq ft per floor • 3 + 4 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • Quartz & granite countertops • Hardwood floors MLS #785807 Call Kelly for more info 613-433-2681

1494 GILLAN ROAD

• $169,900 • Immediate occupancy • 3 Bedroom Brick Bungalow • Family Room with cozy gas stove • Newer gas furnace MLS #785313 Call Dennis 613-432-0041 to view

319 McANDREW

• $249,900 • Brick Triplex • Large main floor (vacant) • Have tenants pay mortgage • Large sunroom • Newer shingles MLS#788973 Call Dennis 613-432-0041 to view

90 OPEONGO RD.

• $145,000 • Great family home w/large addition • 3 Beds, 1-1/2 Baths • Huge master bedroom • Oak kitchen w/built-ins MLS # 790353 Call Patti 613-401-0197 to view

151 SIMPSON AVE.

• $189,900 • All Brick • Double paved driveway • Gas heat - Central air • 3 Bedrooms • Quiet neighbourhood MLS #785132 Call Morris for more info 613-432-1830

76 GRAHAM AVE.

• $329,900 • 4 Bedrooms • Large kitchen • Separate dining room • Private rear yard w/pool • Lifetime roof MLS #789676 Call Dennis 613-433-0041 to view

20 NADOBNY LANE

• $139,900 • 1-1/2 Storey • 3 Bedrooms • Large Lot • Quiet Neighbourhood MLS #787395. Call Charlene at 613-433-4082

On Duty This Weekend Patti Reid

• $278,900

• $229,900 • Beautifully decorated • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • New gas furnace • Fenced rear yard MLS #784987. Call Charlene for more info 613-433-4082

• Renovated both inside & out • Great for commuters • Insulated garage • 3 bedrooms • Hardwood floors MLS#788690 Call Dennis 613-432-0041 to view

• $199,900 • Corner Property • 2 Homes • Main house, 5 bedroom , 3 Baths • Rental house - 1 Bedroom • Excellent Investment Property MLS # 785595. Call Morris 613-432-1830 to view

• $259,900 • Solid Brick • Detached insulated double garage • In-law suite • Private hedged rear yard • New shingles - windows replaced MLS #783915. Call Dennis 613-432-0041 to view

Sales Rep. 613-401-0197

I welcome your weekend call on any listed property


Business On Saturday May 7, Giant Tiger Stores Limited is celebrating its 50th anniversary year at each store across Canada. In Ottawa the day’s events include a proclamation by Mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson that May 7 is Giant Tiger Day, at noon where the first Giant Tiger store opened 50 years ago, at 98 George St.

This will be immediately followed by the presentation of a cheque for $50,000 from Giant Tiger to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the recipient of Giant Tiger’s online charity vote celebrating Giant Tiger’s 50th anniversary. “The 50th anniversary is an exciting milestone to have attained and a great excuse for

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219 OAK STREET EGANVILLE. 290 THOMPSON AVE. DAVID VINCENT Solid 3 bedroom brick home on a Sales Representative quiet street with privacy in your Office 613-432-7562 back yard. Call David to view toCell 613-401-2824 david@remaxrenfrew.com day. 613-401-2824.

Quality built ICF 3 bedroom home. Beautiful open concept with many upgrades. Radiant in floor heating. Heated double car garage as well. Landscaped yard surrounds this home. MLS #784899. Call David for a showing. 613-401-2824.

a celebration to thank Giant Tiger customers for their support,” says Andy Gross, Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. president and CEO. Each of their 201 stores across Canada is holding a charity barbecue, with all proceeds going to local charities. There will be fun family activities, free giveaways, food, entertainment and great deals.

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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.

5450 HWY 132

444 GILLAN RD.

Large 3 bedroom bungalow situated on over 3 acres of property. Central a/ c, above ground pool, and large deck at the rear. MLS #788220 Please call David.613-401-2824

Extremely clean and well maintained 3 bedroom bungalow so close to shopping. Many new upgrades. Call David today. 613-401-2824.

RENFREW COUNTY ROSS PEEVER

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

Sales Representative Res.

613-432-5394

330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3

Visit us on the web at www.remaxrenfrew.com

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542 SOUTHSIDE WAY Three Seasoned Cottage; Kit, LR, 2 BDR, 1-3 PC Bath, Newer Screened in Porch, Septic System, Water from Lake. Lot 100’ by 178’, 2 Storage Sheds on property. Call Ross to View 613.433.1133

1400 BARR LINE, TWP. OF BROMLEY All brick bungalow, eat-in kitchen, LR, 2 BDR, 1 - 4 pc. bath, plus 3 season sun room at back. Finished rec room in basement, plus 3 BDR, furnace room. Lot 1.79 acres. Price $199,900. Call Ross 613-433-1133 to view.

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

146 TASSE AVE.

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Vinyl sided bungalow, Kit, LR, 2 BDR, 1-4 Bath, Laundry Room, Very Very in-expensive to live in. Price $118,000. Call Ross for details 613-4331133.

BROMLEY TOWNSHIP LOCATED 2 KM FROM COBDEN Lot 1 – 420’ x 990’ re 9.70 acres. Price $45,500. Lot 2 – 420’ x 990’ re 9.70 acres. Price $43,900.

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. 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.

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1075A LAKE DORE RD. PRIME WATERFRONT Location, Location! Family home on the beautiful shores of Lake Dore. 165ft of magnificent eye catching waterfrontgreat 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.

LOOKING FOR ROOM? THEN TAKE A LOOK AT THIS HOUSE 137 McANDREW AVE 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. $169,900.Call Ross for further details 433-1133.

604 FORTINGTON ST. Kitchen, DR, Large L.R. with hardwood Fl., 1-4 pc bath, sec fl, 3 BDR, 1-2pc bath, full basement with rec room, BFA, Gas boiler heat, Back deck, 1 car detached garage, Don’t miss out on this home. Asking $199,000. Call Ross 433-1133.

186 PINNACLE ROAD 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, 13pc 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.

1018 McNAB RD., CALABOGIE 3 SEASON COTTAGE – Located in Barryvale area, 2 minutes from golf course, 10 minutes from ski hill. Maintenance free kit., LR with brick fireplace, 3 BDR, newer sunroom overlooking the lake. Lot 50 by 169. Asking $409,900. Call Ross 433-1133 for details . 466290

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HELEN VINCENT

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

330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3

BROKER OF RECORD

Cell 613-432-0058

432-7562 • www.remaxrenfrew.com

HUNTER GATE SUBDIVISION 16 LOTS AVAILABLE FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES JUST OFF GILLAN ROAD

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!

SUNDAY MAY 15 – 2 - 4 P.M.

177 & 181 ELK ST. Completely finished and ready to “move-in”. 2 - 2 storey 3 bedroom homes.

5 more bungalows (similar to drawing) about to be built on Foxden Street.

MACK WILSON, DEVELOPER & HANSMA-BEIMERS CONSTRUCTION LTD., BUILDER have been Tarion Warranty Award Winners Every Year!

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506 NEW ST. 1½ storey brick bungalow in an excellent location with living room, kitchen, family room with fireplace, 4 pce. bath and bedroom on main level and a large loft bedroom on the second level – full basement – affordable living. Call Helen at 432-0058.

296 JORDAN AVE. Beautifully maintained 1½ storey home – cosy front verandah – living room with hardwood, family room with woodstove and French doors to side verandah/deck – 1½ baths – full basement (partially finished) paved drive – central air – You must see this one. Call Helen at 4320058.

101 GRANT BLVD. Very well maintained vinyl bungalow – 2 bedrooms – living room, dining area and kitchen plus 4 pce. bath on main level – finished family room with gas stove in lower level – new rear door and new windows – excellent residential location – nicely sized rear yard – Come and see this with me – Helen at 432-0058.

163 ELK ST. (Hunter Gate Subdivision) This custom bungalow is going up quickly – living room, dining room and kitchen with total open concept – 3 bedrooms – 2 full baths – laundry on main level – hardwood and ceramic flooring – custom cabinetry – fully serviced lot – home is warrantied – lot measures 54 ft. x 134 ft. Call me to discuss the plans – Helen at 432-0058.

110 HARAMIS DR. Custom built bungalow in pristine condition – well appointed interior – living room and dining room open concept with gas fireplace – 3 bedrooms and 3 baths – beautifully designed eat-in kitchen overlooking the manicured rear yard – Call Helen to view this beauty at 4320058.

381 LISGAR ST. 2 units, completely redone interiors with custom kitchen cabinets, hardwood and ceramic flooring – gas and EBB heat – 2 separate driveways and entrances – one 3 bedroom unit and one 2 bedroom unit. Call Helen at 432-0058.

1487 GOSHEN ROAD Large country lot – raised ranch with 2 levels completely finished – attached garage – minutes from town and quick access to Hwy. 17 – large rear deck – outstanding kitchen and dining room – good out-of-town living. Call Helen at 432-0058 to view.

357 MCLEAN ST. 3 bedroom maintenance free bungalow – good residential area – paved drive – detached single garage – newer windows, doors, kitchen cabinets, and countertop – finished rec. room in lower level – gas heat – new flooring – a great home!!!! Call Helen to view at 432-0058.

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102 HARAMIS DR. Building lot in a prime residential area, measuring 57.35 feet x 112.66 feet deep – ready for construction to commence. Call Helen at 432-0058.

LOTS FOR SALE • COMM. BUILDING LOT - Raglan St. N. • BARRYVALE, MORNINGSIDE CRT. 2 acres - treed lot - test holes completed • MARGARET ST. R.R.#6 RENFREW - 132x165 • COMM. LAND HWY #60 - Fully serviced - C-2 zoning - 3 parcels

• HARAMIS DR. (MANOR ESTATES) Fully serviced lots • HUNTER’S GATE SUBDIVISION Otteridge ave. 16 lots - fully serviced


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A gathering will take place on Parliament Hill tomorrow (Friday, May 6) to mark awareness of Lyme Disease and to fight for changes in Ontario

health legislation for latestage Lyme Disease. The gathering takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May is also the month of

Lyme, which is one of the most common tick-borne infectious diseases in the northern hemisphere. Last year, a large fundraiser was held at the

DACA Centre for Lyme Disease patient Christine Boudreau. Boudreau grew up in Mount St. Patrick and now lives in Pembroke.

She’s now on medical leave from work until her condition improves. “Just like me, many patients who have been diagnosed with late-stage

PETER VINCENT

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

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NEW ST. Asking $129,900. Solid brick bungalow in central location, steel roof, eat-in kitchen, gas heat.

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1400 BARR LINE Asking $199,900 for this brick bungalow, with attached garage, 3 bedrooms, large 3 season room, finished basement. MLS #789492

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336 B FIEBIG RD. Asking $399,900. Constant Lake Waterfront Home, three bedroom, two baths, open interior with plenty of natural light. Great shoreline. MLS# 791239

SALENG PENDI 228 B GOSHEN ROAD Asking $309,900. Just under 10 acres, fenced property, 4 bedroom home, good outbuildings.

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HWY 60 COMMERCIAL LOT Asking $219,900 for this 4 Acre Commercial lot serviced with town water, sewer. MLS# 786734.

MLS# 791118

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MINK LAKE RD. Fenced building lot just off Hwy 60. Flat site with hydro and bell services at the gate. MLS# 786232

GREAT OPPORTUNITY GREAT LOCATION Loads of potential with this 5 bedroom home. Central location, large garage in rear with loft. MLS# 782998

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199 TASSE AVE Asking $139,900. Great value and many updates throughout, spacious interior, three bedroom home, hardwood flooring, newer gas furnace, newer windows, newer siding.

HARAMIS DR. 154 Haramis Dr. Asking only $47,500. If you are thinking of building, look here. It has 186 feet of depth and great views. MLS# 784648

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SPACIOUS NEW COUNTRY HOME Eady RD, close to town, 1 acre lot, 4 bederooms, hardwood flooring, 2.5 baths MLS# 765550.

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1633 EADY RD. Asking $239,900 for this three bedroom bungalow, open concept home, central air, hardwood flooring, two baths. Minutes to town.

66 CORONATION ST. Asking $175,000. Very well maintained home on quiet street, many updates throughout, finished basement, fenced yard with deck.

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WELL MAINTAINED HOME Now at $225,000 this home is a perfect turn key, three gas fireplaces, hardwood throughout and new kitchen. MLS#782332

BROKER

Cell 613-432-0319

432-7562 • www.remaxrenfrew.com

330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3 T JUS D E T S LI

Lyme Disease continue to fight the political and controversial issues that stand between us and the quality of our lives,” says Boudreau.

READY FOR YOU 2431 Eady RD. With four bedrooms, gleaming hardwood flooring, finished lower level, heated garage, call Peter to view. MLS# 783087

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661 GRAPHITE BAY RD. Asking $285,000 for this well maintained waterfront home, open interior, three bedrooms. double car garage, miles of lake to explore. MLS #786841

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EDGE OF TOWN Updated throughout, this four bedroom home has space for all with extra garage at rear. Spacious renovated kitchen. MLS# 783971

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

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OVERLOOKING THE RIVER Now $269,900. Lots ot offer here folks, this well cared for home has a spacious kitchen, three bedrooms and a dbl car insulated garage, with river access. MLS# 786392

CHEAPER THAN RENT At only $109,900 why rent when you can own? Two bedrooms, updated kitchen, gas heat, central air, fenced yard. MLS# 783587

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Lyme Disease gathering tomorrow on Parliament Hill


Community Calendar

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The Community Calendar is a free service for nonprofit organizations only. Items for the Renfrew Mercury’s Community Calendar must be submitted by noon the Friday before publication. Submit to peter. clark@metroland.com.

MAY 6-8 Shohannah Smith has competed for the Renfrew Wrestling Club for 11 years and was a delegate in the 2011 Miss Teen Ontario East Pageant. She has organized a fundraiser for the pageant cause, Childhood Cancer to raise awareness. Smith is selling Candy Sticks for $1.50 and bracelets for 50 cents at the Canada East Festival at Ma-Te-Way Park this weekend. Proceeds to Candlelighters Childhood Cancer.

SATURDAY, MAY 7 • Renfrew Silver Seniors May Ball at Renfrew Legion. Happy hour 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. Music by Cruise NCompany 7 to 10 p.m. Call Pat at 613-649-2756. • Charity BBQ Day at M&M Meat Shops, Renfrew, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. • Valley Harmonizers eighth annual Barbershop Cabaret at Renfrew Presbyterian Church Hall. 7 p.m., with desserts by the Ladies Aid. Guest performance by Checkmate. Tickets $12.50 from Valley Harmonizers and Aikenhead’s Drug Store. Proceeds to Renfrew Music Festival and local fundraisers. • Yard and bake sale 8 a.m. to noon, indoors at Renfrew Baptist Church, Plaunt and Railway. • The Ottawa region branch of the Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario is hosting its annual Indoor Highland Games at St Michael’s Catholic High, Kemptville. Solo piping and drumming competitions start at 8:30 a.m. Pipe band competitions at 1 p.m., awards ceremony 4:30 p.m. Entry $7 per person. • CFB Petawawa hosts a residential housing unit community garage sale on the South Side Town Site from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information at http:// www.army.forces.gc.ca/cfb_petawawa. • Relay For Life Community Awareness Day at Low

Square. Huge bake sale, children’s games and face painting, canteen with carnival food, and car wash. Also tag day at various locations around town. Rain location, Bobsledz. • Great Downtown Garage Sale May 7 (rain date May 14) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Raglan Street will be full of treasures for all to find. • At Renfrew Wal-Mart, Cougar’s Conquering Cancer will host fourth annual Mother’s Day BBQ from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to raise money for 60-kilometre walk in The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers; 75% of proceeds going to RVH Mammography Unit.

Blood donor clinic: Legion Branch 148 from 2 to 8 p.m. Call 1-888-2DONATE for appointment. Sponsored by Renfrew Lions Club.

THURSDAY, MAY 12 • Annual March for Life in Ottawa on Parliament Hill, 10 a.m. Interdenominational Prayer Service at St. George’s Anglican Church or a Pro-Life Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral. Gathering on Parliament Hill at noon followed by March at 1:30 p.m. The Calabo-

gie-Renfrew Pro-life Association is providing a bus to attend the March,. Bus leaves Best Western Renfrew Inn at 8 a.m. Call Jackie at 613-433-9284 or Gertie at 613-432-4719. • Renfrew Silver Seniors noon luncheon at the Renfrew Legion. Membership $5. • Coffeehouse returns to Bonnechere Union Public Library; coffee, homemade cookies, good conversation and live acoustic music; 6:30 p.m. at 74A Maple St. Eganville, 613-628-2400.

SUNDAY, MAY 8 • Mother’s Day benefit dinner and auction for Henny and Tony Menkhorst. Renfrew Armouries from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Ham and potato dinner, kids activities, massive silent auction including gear, gift certificates, gift baskets and more. Admission $10, and children under 12 a donation at the door. Tickets available at Gourley’s Variety, Barry Breen Insurance, Dahl’s Coin Laundry and Convenience Store, and RBC Royal Bank in Renfrew. Alana Peer, 613-432-0869. • Spring Sing featuring country and gospel music, 2 to 4 p.m. at Castleford United Church. A great variety of local musicians. Freewill offering. Refreshments. • Renfrew County Fiddlers Association dance at the Renfrew Legion from 1:30 to 5 p.m. A light lunch at 3 p.m. Admission for non-members is $6 and members $4. For Call Evelyn at 613-646-7810.

v“ˆ‘ëo’˜–ˆën˜Œ‡ˆ Your key to must-see homes in the area! Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage

Sun. May 15 2-4 p.m.

MONDAY, MAY 9 The Neil Squire Society free wellness workshop on Motivation and Momentum, 12:30 to 3 p.m. For more or to register, call Natalie at 613-735-4586.

EMPLOYMENT NETWORKS Free workshops. Future Work: Tuesday, May 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.; Computer Awareness, Wednesday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to noon; Internet Awareness, Thursday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to noon; Job Search Tools, May 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.; and Job Search on the Internet, Friday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to noon, 613-432-3424.

Renfrew Victoria Hospital renovations to improve patient privacy and safety Renfrew Victoria Hospital is undergoing renovations to its ER registration/information/switchboard area. The work began Wednesday, May 4 to better serve the community in the future. During the construction period, registration for the emergency room and all other general inquiries can be made at the health resource room, which is located next to the public washrooms and front entrance area of the hospital, near the ambulatory care department. “The purpose behind the renovations is to redesign the area for better privacy for patients registering for the emergency room, meet new infection control guidelines, provide a better design and workspace for the staff, and improve workflow patterns for the many job duties performed in this area,” states Julia Boudreau, RVH’s Vice-President of Corporate Services. The work is estimated to take one month to complete. In the meantime, all emergency room registration, general information and hospital cards can be obtained in the health resource room. Signage will be posted around the area to direct people to the temporary office space and extra staff will be available to help during busy hours. “We are really looking forward to the end product,” says Teresa Miller, Admitting/Switchboard Clerk, about the trans-

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formation of the communications department. “It will give us all more space and organization, which will be utilized much more effectively,” she says, adding that all materials necessary to efficiently serve patients and visitors at RVH will be easier to locate. Once the renovations are complete there will two separate windows to approach compared to the one that exists now, explains Boudreau. “One window will be for registration for the emergency department, and the second will be for making general inquiries or asking for directions, having a blue hospital card made, or asking any other information about the hospital,” she says. The finished area will also have defined lines for the waiting line for the emergency department, “It will be very clear to the public where to stand,” says Miller. Extra safety features, including the installation of surveillance monitoring cameras, will help protect both patients and the switchboard operators in the admitting area. All clinics that regularly run out of the health resource room will be temporarily relocated to ambulatory care clinic rooms during the month of May. “Our ambulatory care staff and visiting specialists have been very accommodating,” says Boudreau.

177 & 188 Elk St., RENFREW Helen Vincent, Broker of Record 613-432-0058

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432-8826 *HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866585-0056. www.thecoverguy.ca

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SCOOTER SPECIAL 25% Off Select Models Buy/sell Stair lifts, Porch lifts, Scooters, Bath lifts, Hospital beds etc. Call SILVER CROSS 613-2313549 ARTICLES WANTED

DINING ROOM SET 66 inches long with two 15 inch extensions and opens to 96 inches. It has two arm chairs and four side chairs. $800.00 Call 613-824-4322 HOT TUB (Spa) Covers. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call 1 - 8 6 6 - 6 5 2 - 6 8 37 www.thecoverguy.ca

JACOB HULTINK LAWNCARE & HEDGE TRIMMING

SALE!!!

At discounted prices in Renfrew 25kg bag of

26-13-13 fertilizer $ 27/bag. Applied to your lawn for $ 5/bag.

LOOKING FOR LAND to Buy, preferably Admaston/Renfrew area call 613- 570-1389 OLD ANTIQUE FURNITURE, Old advertising coca-cola, Mountain Dew, old gas and oil items, toys, decoys, old postcards, old Beatles items, old Halloween and Christmas items Call Sheryl MacKenzie at 613-432-4909 WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE scrap cars. Will pay $50 - $100, depending on types. Picked up free. 613432-3464 or cell 613432-0449 FIREWOOD

Hedge trimming fully insured and equipped $ 28/hour per man and equipment. NO DUMP FEES Also fertilize your lawn with the added benefit of WEED CONTROL. Call Jacob Hultink at

613-432-5437 be prepared to leave a message.

MAPLE HARDWOOD FLOORING $2.50/ft, 160 bd/ft, enough to do a 12’x12’ room, make an offer, 613717-1984 WHITE CEDAR LUMBER, Decking, fencing, all dimensions, rough or dressed. Timbers and V-joints also available. Call Tom at McCann’s Forest Products 613-628-6199 or 613-633-3911

FIREWOOD BY THE TANDEM LOAD CLEAN Random Length Hardwood For Sale 613-649-2544 Quick Delivery MIXED HARDWOOD 8’ lengths, excellent quality, by the tandem load. We also purchase standing timber and hard or soft pulp wood; land and lot clearing, tree trimming, and outdoor furnace wood available. Call 613432-2286 ARTICLES 4 SALE

WHITE FORD EXTENDED HIGH CAP 1998-2003. Mint Condition. Asking $200 or best offer. Call 613-221-6225 or email

danny.boisclair@metroland.com after 6pm. 613-284-1031

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DUPLEX IN dog X Golden Retriever RENFREW pups, ready to go, vet Many upgrades, well checked. $300 Shaw- maintained, 2-2bedville 613-223-5015 room units, live in one and let the other one pay the mortgage. LAB PUPS CHOCO- 40min drive to Kanata. LATE & yellow females, $199,000 613-832vet checked, de- 9251, 613-601wormed & first shots, 9253-, 1-800-361ready May 20, $425, 1351 613-649-2469

UNFURNISHED ROOM MAIN floor, private entrance with sunroom, kitchen & laundry privileges, available now, for a senior/non smoker, board optional 613432-2888 or 613-3129326

FOR SALE

2001 LEXuS ES 300 very good condition, extra winter wheels and tires, may be seen at Murphy’s Auto Renfrew, call 613-6462460 2005 TOYOTA ECHO, red hatchback, only 75,000 km’s, great fuel economy, $6300, 4328205 HUNTING

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

For sale by owner BEAUTIFUL CAPE COD STYLE $ 343,000 MOVE IN READY Fab. Energy Efficient 3+1 Bed in Sought after Carleton Place (289 Lake Ave. East). Custom Built in 06, this Bright and Spacious home boasts Quality finishing’s and a ton of storage on every level (1900sq.ft + part. unfin. basement). Nat Gas Furn, Hot water, Dryer, Stove, Bbq. Hook up and Fireplace. 9.5’ High ceilings with Huge main floor Laundry with builtin Maple cupboards & Separate Shower. Top of the Line JACUZZI HOT TUB OPEN HOUSE SAT-SUN 2-4 EVERY WEEKEND UNTIL SOLD CONTACT MARCEL @ 613-294-9443 or marcellapensee@ sympatico.ca

HOUSE FOR SALE

House For Sale 194 ROSS ST. 2½ storey brick home large 3rd floor dorm bedroom large 2nd floor master lots of closets 1½ baths newer windows open concept main hardwood floors newer kitchen main floor laundry garage with gas heat central air deck with backyard shed appliances included 613-432-7496 613-432-9634

3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW backing onto ravine, corner lot 50’x207’, 59 Wilson St. $179,000 private, 416-239-0428 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW, newly renovated, beautiful view of park and river. $155,000 firm. 613432-8969 BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LAND $99/mo, 0$ down-0$ Interest. Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport. Guaranteed Financing! NO CREDIT CHECK! Pre-recorded msg 1-800-631-8164 code 4040 www.sunsiteslandrush.com

3 bedroom house, +1 bedroom apt., Large lot, garage, close to shopping, great for singles or first time homebuyers. Live in one & rent out other, pays mortgage.

613-623-5847 CL24164

Lifelease, Harmer House. Seniors bldg, Bells Corners. Quiet 2 bdrm/1.5 bath corner suite. S/W exposure, top floor, concrete bldg. New appliances, paint, carpet, windows. Eat-in kitchen, ensuite W/D, A/C, ample storage. Monthly fee. $154,900. Call Esther Roberts, Executive Director, 613726-8882, ext. 222.

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1997 166000 Coupe (2 door) Automatic Silver Rear-wheel drive Used Gasoline Ottawa, ON K2C 1V7

HOUSES FOR SALE

PRICED TO SELL FLOWER AND GIFT SHOP perfect main st. location, large window display area, freshly painted and renovated. Turnkey operation, all stock and equipment included. Rent VERY affordable, owner willing to train new staff. ONLY FLOWER SHOP IN TOWN. 613-6462833 days or 613646-9766 evenings HOUSES FOR RENT

3 BEDROOM, 2 storey townhouse for rent, available June 1st. $765/month plus utilities. High efficient furnace, parking. Call 613-432-0789 or 613432-4868 after hours HOUSE FOR RENT Renfrew ON. 3 bedroom, gas heat, central air, appliances, spacious 3 floors. No pets, no smoking. Available immediately. Phone 613-432-5954. References required NEW 3 BEDROOM Garden home, 11/2 bath, 4 appliances included, references required, call 613-6338756 after 5p.m. APARTMENTS FOR RENT

REUSE/RECYCLE

FOR RENT

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KEYS FOUND ON Hall Ave. Claim at the Renfrew Mercury, 35 Opeongo Rd. Renfrew.

HELP WANTED

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HIGHTO GIVE AWAY 20 PAKENHAM wood pallets, 432- LANDS requires cook for 2011 season. Email 5978 SHARED to pak@highlandsgolfACCOMMODATIONS clubs.com or fax 613624-9220 HELP WANTED SHARED ACCOMMODATIONS RENTSECURITY GUARDS ING rooms ranging in Full-time, part-time, size, features and price. ALL-STAR CHEER Gym casual and call outs. 420.00-560.00 includ- coming to Arnprior, is Must have valid Ontaing utilities, satellite and seeking coaches for the rio Security Guard liwireless internet. First upcoming season. Prior cence, own transportaand last, references re- experience or gymnas- tion and be available quired. Downtown Arn- tics experience is a for all shifts. Busy seaprior, available immedi- must. Good pay based son starts now. A few ately. Leave message on experience. Please positions available imcontact info@afcathlet613-293-0611 mediately. Contact ics.ca DAVIS SECURITY 613-735-7123 COTTAGES

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CARS FOR SALE

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VACATION PROPERTIES

Enjoy The Benefits of Independent Living Today - Secure Building - All on one level - Self Contained 1 Bdrm & Studio Apts - Min. to Shopping/Transit - Wheelchair Accessible More Info:

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1 BEDROOM APT www.renfrewglen.com suitable for quiet work- CL23570 ing person, no pets, SMALL ONE BED432-7194 ROOM apartment, 2 BEDROOM APT new- available immediately. ly renovated, in a quiet Rent includes heat. building, preferably no Quiet, secure. 264 pets, no smoking 613- Raglan St S. Call 4325972 432-9362

White Cedars Tourist Park 6 Waterfront cottages Seasonal RV sites for viewing by appointment only Please call

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Is looking for a bulldozer operator with minimum 3 years experience, $21-25 per hour, benefits available. Please send resume in confidence to admin@kwc2000.ca or fax 613-839-1730 CL24315

EXPERIENCED EQUIPMENT OPERATORS required. Full time position. APPLY in person 9-4 WEEKDAYS only. Nesbitt Aggregates 1766 Lochwinnoch Rd Renfrew. 613-4325764 GOA PAVING requires experienced asphalt labourers. Call 1-888-433-9222 HAIRDRESSER required for maternity leave, working with the elderly 20 hr/wk. Lots of sets and perms. Aug Feb/March. Send resume by June 1st to Box J, c/o The Mercury, 35 Opeongo Rd, Renfrew, On K7V 2T2

OTTAWA’S Largest Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120-$360 DAIfor outdoor LOST & FOUND LY Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competiFOUND tive, and energetic indiAluminum walking cane viduals to fill our varion Bruce Street inous 2011 positions. scribed with name Apply online @ “Shirley Church”. www.Spring Please call 432-2530 MastersJobs.com (NO DROP-INS PLEASE) CL24278

HELP WANTED

Star Fleet Trucking HIRING! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES needed with 3/4 Ton or 1-ton pickup trucks to deliver new travel trailers fifth wheels from US manufacturers to dealers throughout Canada. Free IRP plate for your truck and low insurance rates! Pref. commercial Lic. or 3 yrs towing exp. Top pay! Call Craig 1-877-890-4523 www.starfleettruck ing.com MUSIC, DANCE INSTRUCTIONS

WORLD CLASS DRUMMER (of Five Man Electrical Band) is now accepting students. Private lessons, limited enrollment, free consultation. Call Steve, 613SIGN SHOP EMPLOY- 831-5029. MENT Opportunity. w w w . s t e v e h o l l i n g Design and computer worth.ca skills (ie Adobe) general shop duties, Dr. Licence, mainly weekdays, sign experience an asset. Call Bill (613)646-2002

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GENERAL HELP

Eady Insurance & Financial Services Inc. is seeking an

INSURANCE BROKER Qualifications: RIBO license – Knowledge of TAM would be an asset. Remuneration: Based on candidate’s experience & qualifications. We thank all applicants, but only those invited to an interview will be contacted.

No telephone inquiries please. Please forward resume and covering letter with salary expectations to: Eady Insurance & Financial Services Inc. ATTN: Shelley Fishenden 29 Raglan Street South Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P8 e-mail: eadyinsurance@bellnet.ca

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Superintendant Couples As a couple, you will both be responsible for leasing, administration, customer service, cleaning, minor repairs, and maintenance of the interior and exterior of a residential property in Ottawa. Related experience and good communication and computer abilities are a must. A competitive salary and benefits package including on-site accommodation await you!! Please send your resumes (one from each partner) to: careers@minto.com fax (613) 788-2758 No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants, but only selected candidates will be contacted.

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CARS FOR SALE

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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Atomic Energy of Canada Limited Chalk River Atomic Energy of Canada Limited [AECL], a Canadian crown corporation is an integrated nuclear technology company providing a full range of nuclear services worldwide. Our employees are focused on delivering R&D support, nuclear services, design and engineering, construction management, and waste management and decommissioning in support of CANDU® reactor products. Interested? New grads and experienced candidates are welcome to join us for a one-day walk-in session for on-the-spot interviews with our managers.

We’re looking for Carriers to deliver our newspaper!

Please come and meet our team! Travelodge Hotel 900 Pembroke Street East | Pembroke, Ontario Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10 a.m.until until 3 p.m. 9 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

• Deliver Right In Your Own Neighbourhood • Papers Are Dropped Off At Your Door • Great Family Activity • No Collections • Thursday Deliveries

We have immediate openings in the following areas:

Call Today 613.221.6247 613 .221.6247

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

FINANCE

• System Analyst • Programmer Analyst • IT Administrator / Telephone Assistant • Desktop / Helpdesk Analyst • IT Asset Analyst • Team Leader Application Services • Team Leader Infrastructure Services

• Financial Systems Administrator • Financial Accounting & Reporting Supervisor • Planning & Support Analyst • Risk & Insurance Analyst • Financial Analyst, Reporting • Cash & Banking Analyst • Accounts Payable Analyst • Billing Analyst

Please bring a copy of your resume, cover letter, two letters of reference and any relevant certifications. Visit our website at www.aecl.ca/positive for more information. In support of our Employment Equity Program, we encourage applications from women, aboriginal people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Or apply on-line at YourOttawaRegion.com

Positive Energy: You’ve got it. So do we.

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VACATION PROPERTIES

PLANNING A TRIP TO FLORIDA?

Énergie atomique du Canada limitée [EACL], une société d’État canadienne, est une compagnie de technologie nucléaire intégrée offrant une gamme entière de services dans le monde entier. Nos employés se consacrent en appui au réacteurs CANDU®, à la prestation de services dans le domaine nucléaire, notamment en recherche et développement, en conception, en ingénierie, en gestion des travaux, en technologie spécialisée, en mise en service, en gestion des déchets et en déclassement. Intéressé? Les nouveaux diplômés et les candidats expérimentés sont les bienvenus! Joignez-vous, sans rendez-vous, à notre séance d’un jour pour passer une entrevue sur place avec nos gestionnaires.

Search from 100s of Florida’s top vacation rentals.

Venez rencontrer notre équipe! Travelodge Hotel 900, rue Pembroke Est | Pembroke (Ontario) Le mercredi 11 mai 2011 10De a.m. p.m. 9 huntil à 17 h3 30

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Rates starting as low as $89/night On your next Florida Vacation do not be satisfied with a hotel room when you can rent your own private Vacation home!

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FINANCES

• Analyste de systèmes • Analyste-programmeur • Administrateur - Technologies de l’Informations / Assistant Téléphone • Analyste du soutien bureautique / Service d’assistance • Analyste des Assets – Technologies de l’Informations • Chef d’équipe services d’applicaitons • Chef de Projets – Les Services d’Infrastructure

• Administrateur des systèmes financiers • Superviseur de la comptabilité générale et de la redditon de compte • Analyste de la planification et de soutien • Analyste de risque et d’assurance • Analyste financier, Reddition des comptes • Analyste en trésorerie et opérations bancaires • Analyste des comptes fournisseurs • Analyste responsable de la facturation

Visitez notre site Web à www.aecl.ca/positive pour obtenir plus de renseignements. Conformément à notre Programme d’équité en matière d’emploi, nous encourageons les femmes, les Autochtones, les membres de minorités visibles et les personnes handicapées à poser leur candidature.

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TECHNOLOGIE DE L’INFORMATION

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HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

CARRIERS NEEDED

carriers wanted

TOWN OF

Shawville, Bryson, Campbell’s Bay, Ladysmith, Otter Lake, Douglas

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

Contact Chris Paveley

Routes available in your area.

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Experience the excitement of the aerospace industry in a rural setting! PEMBROKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL INC. L’HOPITAL REGIONAL DE PEMBROKE INC.

For nearly 60 years, Haley Industries Limited has been producing magnesium and aluminum castings for the aerospace industry. Located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley west of Renfrew, there is an immediate opening for an

NDT Inspector Qualifications: Candidates must be certified by ASNT and/or CAN/CGSB-489712 as a Level 2 or 3 in the Penetrant Testing (PT) method. Skills: Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills and an ability to manage an NDT process in accordance with Aerospace and NADCAP requirements. Sand casting or other foundry experience would be considered an asset. Haley provides an excellent work environment with a competitive wage and a comprehensive benefits package. We thank all applicants, but only those invited to an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please Please forward resume to: Human Resources Haley Industries Limited 634 Magnesium Road Haley, Ontario Canada K0J 1Y0 Fax: (613-432-0743) Email: jobs.haley@magellan.aero CL24411

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 position: • Registered Nurse Extended Class (RNEC) to work in the Emergency Department. This position is offered on a Full-time basis. Applicants must be available to work all shifts and weekends. Registered Nurses Extended Class practice as members of a multi-disciplinary team, within the scope of practice of the Registered Nurse Extended Class (RNEC). They practice in accordance with the Public Hospitals Act, the Regulated Health Professions Act, the Nursing Act, and the Standards set by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) including Nurse Practitioner Standards of Ontario. In keeping with the Hospital’s Mission, Vision and Values, and policies and procedures, RNEC’s provide professional, safe and competent care to patients following the Standards for Nurse Practitioners as per College of Nurses of Ontario. REQUIREMENTS: • Current Certificate of competence as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario with Extended Class designation • One year of current clinical experience as a Registered Nurse Extended Class would be an asset • Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification • Advanced knowledge and decision-making skills in health assessment, diagnosis, therapeutics, health care management • Demonstrated organizational and problems solving skills • Demonstrated excellence in leadership, critical thinking, communication and inter-personal skills • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and with respect in an oral and written format with patients, public, colleagues and other health disciplines • Demonstrated ability to assess, investigate, diagnose and treat patients as an independent practitioner • 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 College of Nurses of Ontario standards of practice including Practice Standard for Nurse Practitioners • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education activities supporting ongoing professional learning in nursing • Demonstrated ability to apply basic computer skills • Demonstrated commitment to patient safety • Must have demonstrated ability to meet the attendance standards of the Hospital • Bilingualism is an asset

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS 5 WEEK COURSE

Job Title: Mailroom – Flyer Inserter – Casual Part-time – Late Shift Department: Distribution – Renfrew, ON Metroland Media is seeking reliable and dependable individuals to join their distribution team at the Renfrew Mercury. Role Accountability: • Responsible for lifting flyers from a pallet and manually inserting these flyers in newspapers. • Jog and strap of bundles once insertion of required flyers is completed. • Loading of completed flyer bundles onto skid or into cage • Other duties may include, but are not limited to, cleaning of general work area and warehouse. • To perform "due diligence" as prescribed by the Ministry of Labour in the Ontario Health & Safety Act and understanding all Company policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook Requirements: • Physically able to lift 5-25 Ibs. • Standing for extended periods required • Continual rotation of wrists, back and shoulders. • Fluent in English both written and verbal. • Ability to count to 100 • Motivated self starter • Reliable team worker • Ability to work all shifts Wages start at $10.25 per hour plus $1.00 per hour shift differential between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes to by Friday, May 13, 2011: Human Resources, Pembroke Regional Hospital, 705 Mackay Street, Pembroke, Ontario, K8A 1G8 or FAX: (613) 732-6348 or e-mail recruitment@pemreghos.org

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to the attention of Audrey Fleury, Mailroom Supervisor, via email at audrey.fleury@metroland.com or fax at 613-432-6689

We thank all candidates for applying, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. An equal opportunity employer/ Visit our Website www.pemreghos.org

While we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

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COURSES

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Every Tuesday and Thursday Call the Renfrew Learning Centre at 613-432-1002 or for more info email programs@thelearningcentre.ca Other courses include Simply Accounting Professional also Microsoft certification Call for available evenings CL22549

CHILD CARE WANTED

LOOKING FOR A childcare provider to come to our home to look after our 2 children while at work. Must have own transportation (valid driver’s license). Call Sarah at 613-570-4183 for more information

CHILD CARE

EXPERIENCED CHILD CARE infants & tots welcome, hours 7a.m. to 5p.m. Snacks & lunch provided. Lots of fun & games. Receipts & references. Call Alicia 433-9750

MORTGAGES & LOANS

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MORTGAGES & LOANS

TOTAL LAWN CARE we provide the following services: lawn maintenance, garden tilling, hedge trimming, residential & commercial, fully insured. Contact Dan Fraser 613-4328142/613-570-1168 “Treat your Lawn to some T.L.C.”

BIRTHDAYS

AMBUSH Saturday May 7, 9 pm. Cobden Agricultural Hall, $15.00 advance tickets available at Dahl’s, Renfrew; Rooney’s, Cobden. $20.00 at the door. Restricted event. Photo ID req’d.

MIXED 3-PITCH TOURNAMENT

HOUSE CLEANING

HUNTER’S SAFETY RENFREW

Where: Opeongo Park

Cindy’s Home Cleaning Service

CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY

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Call Cindy

613-433-8243

When: Saturday May 28, 2011

(Opeongo Road) Lake Clear

Obtain your licence before the fall hunt

LAWN & GARDEN

Daddy misses you

Friday, May 6th - 8 p.m. Jesse Byers Friday, May 13th - 8 p.m. Cody Labombard Friday, May 20th - 8 p.m. Keith May

Lawn Maintenance Shrub & Hedge Trimming

Jeff Pye

Friday, May 27th - 8 p.m. Cali Yakaback

613-312-9395

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RECYCLE YOUR HARDWARE

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MUSICIANS and Entertainers wanted for the ARNPRIOR FARMER’S MARKET to be held Saturdays, 8am to 1pm, from May 28 to Oct. 8. For further information contact the market convenor: 613-6220611 or jim@antiquesetc.ca

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To our amazing Gracie May 2nd And Uncle Danny May 3rd

Happy 3rd Birthday KYLIE

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BIRTHDAYS

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May 12-15

“Serving Renfrew County”

PUBLIC NOTICE

BIRTHDAYS

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DOG WALKING SERVICE Is your dog sitting at home all day? Honest, friendly, reliable. Dog Walker available anytime, call Dave 613-322-6968

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CERTIFIED MASON 10yrs exp., Chimney Repair & Restoration, cultured stone, parging, repointing. Brick, block & stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. Work guaranteed. 613-250-0290.

COMING EVENTS

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151 FAREWELL ST Ren- YARD AND CRAFT frew, May 7, 7:00 sale 760 Mineview a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Rd. Haley’s Saturday, May 7 from 9a.m. to SATURDAY MAY 7, 2p.m. Rain date Satur365 McAndrew, day, May 14. 8a.m.-11a.m. Cancelled if raining SATURDAY MAY 14, CRAFT AND YARD 158 Patrick Ave W, sale Saturday only 8-12 a.m. May 7, big black trailCURLING CLUB er, Peter & Munroe Xavier Street, May 7th from 8:30 - 12 noon COMMUNITY YARD SALE Foresters Falls 80 BONNECHERE ST. Orange Hall Saturday N, Saturday May 7, May 14 8am - 1pm 8a.m.-1p.m. Lots of Lunch available. Ta- camping equipment. bles to Rent contact 613-646-2321 or 613432-8491

YARD & BAKE SALE Saturday May 7, 8am 12pm Held indoors Renfrew Baptist Church (corner of Plaunt and Railway) INSIDE GARAGE SALE, Sat, May 14, 2011. 1848 Hwy 132, 3 miles from Renfrew. Furniture, children and household items 334 HARRY ST. Saturday May 7th, 7a.m.-3p.m. Used & new articles, furniture & household items.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

MERPAW

DR. ERIN MULVIHILL

Mike & Shelley (Miller) and big brother Ryan are delighted to announce the arrival of Sarah Marie Victoria on April 23, 2011 at Almonte General Hospital, weighing 6 lbs 7 oz. Proud grandparents are Bert & Joan Miller, Renfrew, Mike & Marie Merpaw, Newington.

GARAGE SALE SEASON IS HERE!!

50th Golden Wedding Anniversay

Book your ad in our special “Garage Sale” Section For only $10.00 plus HST

DON’T MISS OUT!

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Love Mom, Dad, Matt, Owen, Kristy & Rylee

Call 613-432-3655 OR Email: christy.barker@metroland.com or reina.devries@metroland.com BEFORE TUESDAYS AT 1 P.M.

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Join the family and friends of Gary & Shirley Russett As they celebrate 50 years of marriage Sunday May 15, 2011 1:30 – 4:30 Arnprior Legion Music by the Barley Shakers Best Wishes Only Please CL24159

David & Elaine Mulvihill of Calabogie are pleased to announce that their daughter Erin Elizabeth graduated from the University of Western Ontario in October 2010 with her PHD in Biochemistry. Prior to her graduation, Erin received numerous awards, bursaries and scholarships including a CIHR Canadian graduate scholarship and a Heart & Stroke Foundation scholarship. She is the grand daughter of Stanley & Lois Mulvihill and Mary Charbonneau of Calabogie. She is continuing her research at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Congratulations and all the best in your future endeavors

IN MEMORIAM

ANNIVERSARIES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CARDS OF THANKS

CARDS OF THANKS

In Loving Memory of John W. Lacourse

65th Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations

Alexa Narezny

Wilma and Ambrose Adamchick

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A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. We remember John with love; he left us two years May 4, 2009

Thank You

The family of the late Joan Riopelle would like to thank, relatives, friends, neighbours & co-workers for their out pouring of sympathy, support, food, flowers & donations in our time of sorrow. Thank you to Goulet Funeral Home, your compassion & professionalism was outstanding. To Rev Don Anderson for your comforting words at the memorial service. To the wonderful nursing staff at R.V.H for their care & kindness. To Robin & Cathy Nicol for looking after the service & their love & support every step of the way. To the wonderful ladies for the lovely luncheon after the service & finally to everyone who attended mom’s service.

Most Enthusiastic Canskate

It was overwhelming to our family & mom truly would have felt like a queen.

2010-2011

Nelson Riopelle & family

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The Mahusky and Hoffman families would like to extend our deepest thanks to everyone who has done so much to help us in our time of sorrow. We appreciate your warm thoughts and prayers for our mother, daughter, grandma, sister and friend, Lynda Mahusky. The kindness you have shown to all of us will not be forgotten.

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Our lives go on without you, But nothing is the same. We have to hide our heartaches When someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that love you. Silent the tears that fall. Living our lives without you Is the hardest part of all. You did so many things for us, Your heart was kind and true, And when we needed someone We could always count on you. The special years will not return When we were all together, but with The love within our hearts You will walk with us forever. Our loved one is with our Saviour now Where there is perfect rest. And there is comfort in the thought That a loving God knows best. Until we meet again, Wife Bernadette, your children Marion, Patrick, Avery, Andrew, Teresa and their Families CL24371

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BIRTHDAYS


IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

Edna, beloved mother of Colleen, who passed away October 10, 2004 Mary, beloved mother of Delore, who passed away October 23, 1996

In Memory of

JOE HASS April 30, 2006

God made a wonderful mother, A mother who never grows old; He made her smile of the sunshine, And He moulded her heart of pure gold. In her eyes He placed bright shining stars, In her cheeks, fair roses you see; God made a wonderful mother, And He gave that dear mother to me.

Delore and Colleen Mulvihill

Dad, it seems like only yesterday you were taken away from us and with each passing day you are missed and loved. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. You are and will be treasured always. With love, Your wife, Blanche, children - Joanne, Rick & Patti, Bob & Liz, Charlene & Terry, Gary & Shelvie, Karen and their families. CL24355

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

LACOURSE In loving memory of John W. Lacourse July 28, 1917 - May 4, 2009

In loving memory of our mothers, Edna Busch and Mary MulvihillSeeley.

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The moment that you died, Our hearts split in two, The one side filled with memories, The other died with you. We often lay awake at night, When the world is fast asleep, And take a walk down memory lane, With tears upon our cheeks. Remembering you is easy, We do it everyday, But missing you is a heartache, That never goes away. We hold you tightly within our hearts, And there you will remain, Life has gone on without you, But it never will be the same. For those who still have their dads, Treat him with tender care, You will never know the emptiness, As when you turn and he is not there. Love Mr & Mrs Avery Lacourse

Doreen DeVries

by Elizabeth Clark

With fond and loving memories, Your family

DEATHS

In Loving Memory of John W. Lacourse A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. We remember John with love; he left us two years May 4, 2009

Our lives go on without you, But nothing is the same. We have to hide our heartaches When someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that love you. Silent the tears that fall. Living our lives without you Is the hardest part of all. You did so many things for us, Your heart was kind and true, And when we needed someone We could always count on you. The special years will not return When we were all together, but with The love within our hearts You will walk with us forever. Our loved one is with our Saviour now Where there is perfect rest. And there is comfort in the thought That a loving God knows best. Until we meet again, Wife Bernadette, your children Marion, Patrick, Avery, Andrew, Teresa and their Families

Mom & Dad If tear’s could build a stairway Right up to heaven’s lane I would walk right up to heaven I’d have everything to gain.

LILLIAN NESBITT August 3, 1931 to May 11, 2007

May the words of love go softly, And whisper for you to hear, That we miss you and we love you And wish that you were here.

I would wrap my arms around you Hold you ever so tight Tell you how I miss you Everyday and every night Then I would thank you For the precious years we had For the love we shared together Life without you can be sad But I believe it wasn’t good bye But until we meet again For some of us believe There really is no end

Forever in our hearts Jimmy Nesbitt and family

We can still send our love Just a little farther away To say we’ll always love you Every passing day You are within our hearts There you will remain As we go on with life And you rest in heaven’s lane

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BELLIVEAU, Doren Edith

Catherine Windle “Missy” Miskelly Catherine Miskelly, “Missy” Windle, age 91, of Pelham, passed away Friday evening, April 8, 2011 at home with family and friends. An Ontario, Canada native, Missy was a nurse anesthetist at many Birmingham area hospitals, including Brookwood Medical Center and St. Vincent’s Hospital. She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Missy was predeceased in death by her son, Michael Miskelly; sister, Helen Norton; and two brothers, Edward Windle and Dan Windle. Survivors include two grandchildren, Shane Miskelly and his wife Christy of Wilsonville, and Michelle Miskelly Riedel and her husband Kenny of Columbiana; five great grandchildren, Wyatt, Dawson, and Anna Catherine Miskelly, and Briley and Paxton Riedel; and daughter-inlaw, Rita Miskelly. Also surviving are other Canadian family.

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ROBERTSON, Stacey Duncan In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather who passed away May 6, 2010. What we’d give if we could say, Hi Dad, in the same old way; To hear your voice, and see your smile, To sit with you and chat awhile. So if you have a father, Cherish him with care, For you’ll never know the heartache, Till you see his vacant chair. Forever loved and deeply missed, Richard, Julie, Emma, Justin and Jared

MCLAUGHLIN ROSEMARY In loving memory of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother who passed away May 4, 2009 Every day in some small way, Memories of you come our way. Gone are the days we used to share, But in our hearts you are always there.

(nee Rosenblath) Passed away peacefully in hospital on Thursday, April 28, 2011, in her 74th year. Loving mother of Barbara Villamere (Ed), Michael Belliveau, Janet Springer (Ken), Pat Harper (Frank), and Tim Briscoe (Deb). Proud grandmother of Emily, Amanda, Mark, Ashley, James, Candace and Michelle. Dear sister of Bill (Deanna) and the late Edna Bruce. Daughter of the late Bill and Mae Rosenblath. Predeceased by her husband Sam Belliveau, and later by her companion Cameron (Hubert) Glaeser. At Doren’s request, there will be no visitation. Private family arrangements entrusted to McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 613-432-2866. Donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation (499 Raglan St. N., Renfrew, ON K7V 1P6) or St. Luke’s United Church, Denbigh (P.O. Box 23, Denbigh, ON K0H 1L0) would be appreciated by the family. Condolences or donations may be made at www.mcphailandperkins.ca

The graveside service was at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011 at Southern Heritage Cemetery in Pelham.

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IN MEMORIAM

Another Beatitude

Blessed are they who understand my faltering step and shaking hand, Blessed, who know my ears today must strain to catch the things you say, Blessed are they who seem to know my eyes are dim and my mind is slow, Blessed are those who looked away, I spilled my tea on the cloth that day! Blessed are they who, with cheery smile, stopped to chat for a little while, Blessed are they who know the way to bring back memories of yesterday. Blessed are they who never say, “you’ve told that story twice today!” Blessed are they who make it known that I’m loved, respected and not alone. And blessed are those who will ease the days of my journey home, in loving ways.

IN MEMORIAM

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We remember you always, Mem, though you passed away 7 years ago, May 1, 2004

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Abbott, Stephen Leonard “Len”,

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of Kincardine, passed away peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Health CentreKincardine, on Sunday, May 1, 2011 in his 83rd year. Dear father of John (Marsha) Abbott of Kingston, Linda (Doug) McLaughlin of Kincardine, Brian Abbott of Brantford, Brenda (Randy) Pender of Renfrew and Jennifer Abbott of Ottawa. Loved grandpa of Christopher (Ashley), Megan, Trevor (Sam), Travis (Anna), Amanda, Brady, Ashley, Aimee and Mitchell. Survived by his sister Molly Hogan of Summerside, PEI. Predeceased by his brothers Leslie, Roy and Kentford Abbott. Former husband of the late Phyllis Matthews.

Of Renfrew and formerly of Foresters Falls, passed away peacefully in the Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, in his 87th year. Allen Scobie, beloved husband of Lavonne Scobie and, by first marriage, to the late Beryl Andersen. Dear father of Allen (Dawna); and stepfather to Keith Myra, Mona (Larry Ritter); Todd Myra and Elizabeth Myra. Also survived by 2 grandchildren, Jonathan and Olivia (Ben) and 2 greatgrandchildren, Hunter and Myles and one sister-in-law, Margaret Scobie. Predeceased by a son John (Sharon); twin daughters, Linda and Lyn and 2 sisters, Mabel and Pearl and 4 brothers, Jim, Cal, Allen and Don.

Visitation was at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, ON, N2Z 1Z5, 519-396-2701 on Tuesday, May 3, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 4, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Don Harry officiating. Interment, Malpeque United Church Cemetery, PEI. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

A service honoring and celebrating the life of Allen Scobie will be held in the Whitewater Wesleyan Community Church on Saturday May 7, 2011 at 11 am. Arrangements by the Fraser - Morris & Heubner Funeral Home, Cobden.

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Dairy farmers get largest share, grain farmers the least The one thing I remember learning at an agriculture course I took 40 years ago was that Canadian dairy farmers are the most profitable of the major farm commodities and cash crop farmers are the least profitable. We were taught that the best way to make a profit growing crops is to feed the crop to your own livestock. It makes sense. Why take the risk? The end user is buying it so he can make a profit. There are times when you can buy grains cheaper than growing them. Now, with the ethanol market, it’s a little different. There’s a huge demand for corn. But with continued high fuel prices, the profit margin will be smaller. Those big tractors and combines suck up a lot of fuel. I followed that oldtime advice from 40 years ago and only grew hay, oats and barley for my own livestock. If extra feed was needed due to winterkill, corn

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over 50 per cent of what consumers paid at the checkout. Grain farmers got the least, at just over four per cent for bread and other grain-based foods. Livestock producers got 25 per cent, up slightly from

22 per cent a year ago, while fruit and vegetable growers realized 28.4 per cent. The average farmer’s share for all food groups went up slightly, bringing it back to around 2008 levels, at 27.1 per cent.

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92k km

12,950 +TAX

MODERN 6-BAY SERVICE CENTRE • FREE PICK UP AND DROP OFF WITHIN 4 KM OF ARNPRIOR SENIOR DISCOUNTS • HONEST ESTIMATES All cash prices are plus HST. Warranty claim levels vary from $600-$5,000 per claim, unlimited number of claims. Payments are based on approved credit. YES, taxes, fees & certification ARE included in payments.

ou may need to prove a steady minimum income, sometimes for 3 consecutive months with the same employer. Derogatory credit may have an effect on the rate. Interest rates vary between 7.56% and 29.9%. Amortization varies from 24-84 months. A deposit may be necessary for approval. Example borrowing $6000 at 8.8% = a payment of $57.21 bi-weekly. (Cost of borrowing is $1438.00 over 60 months).

Rates 7.56-29.9%

Renfrew Mercury  
Renfrew Mercury  

May 5, 2011

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