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Callum Scott wants to be mayor Steve Newman

The New Year’s first baby at RVH. See page 3


Melissa Bishop featured on cover. See page 15


News - Renfrew’s going to have a new mayor, and Callum Scott is the first to say he wants the job. The owner of the former Riverside Bulk Bin business in town was the first to file nomination papers for Renfrew’s October 2014 municipal election. He did so on the first day candidates were eligible to apply — Thursday, Jan. 2. It is Scott’s fourth time running for local municipal office, and third time he’s after council’s top job. When asked why, he provided a written summary of three major reasons. “I will not stand by and watch any current member of Renfrew town council be acclaimed,” Scott listed as his first. He listed “misspending of our tax dollars” as No. 2. The third reason, he said, is linked to the second, since he says nobody else is beating down the door at town hall to help him stop this “abuse of Renfrew taxpapers or to take a common-sense leadership role.” See ELECTION, page 2


Spectacular save Mason Lynch of the Fulton’s pee wee team makes one of many spectacular saves during a 4-3 overtime shootout win over Arnprior at the Pee Wee House League tournament at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre over the Christmas holidays. The action continues this weekend in Renfrew when the MAC is the scene of a three-day ringette tournament.

Board chair welcomes county’s new medical officer of health Staff

Someone to watch over you. Page 21

News - Renfrew County has a new medical officer of health. The board of health chair for the Renfrew County and District Health Unit, Laurentian Valley Mayor Jack Wilson, has announced Ministry

of Health and Long-term Care approval of the appointment of Dr. Maureen Carew as medical officer of health and chief executive officer for Renfrew County and District Health Unit. The appointment was effective Jan. 1, 2014, along with the retirement of Dr. Michael Corriveau.

Dr. Carew is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Community Medicine and an adjunct professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa. See MEDICAL, page 2


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Mayor weighing his options Continued from front

An example of financial misspending, said Scott who turned 58 Sunday, is the recent purchase of the new platform fire truck for $860,000. “My main message?” said Scott. “Stop the waste, all forms of waste, stop it all.” In the last election, Scott was a distant third to Ringrose, who defeated the incumbent, Heins, 1,477 to 1,150 votes. Scott was third with 615 votes. EVANS, COLE NOT RUNNING FOR OFFICE

No other candidates had filed their papers as of Monday, but there will be at least two new faces on council for the next four-year term. Rookie Andrew Evans and veteran Gail Cole, who received the most votes of any Renfrew councillor in 2010, have decided not to seek re-election. Evans, the youngest councillor at age 49, says he’s not seeking re-election despite enjoying the opportunity to represent local residents. He says the demands of his job as a mortgage broker won’t allow him to properly fulfill his duties as councillor. Cole, 73, said there are three major reasons behind her decision. “Age is a consideration,” she says. “I don’t have the same vitality I had a few years ago.” Also, Cole says she’s disgusted by the abusive Facebook comments that have questioned council members’ integrity and intelligence. And, she adds: “I think we need new people and younger people.” One person considering running for mayor is Tom Anderson, who has served three terms

as councillor. Anderson told The Mercury he hasn’t made up his mind yet, as to whether he will run for mayor or councillor. “I will most likely be seeking a position, but I can’t state at this time what that position might be,” he said. Anderson said he needs to discuss the matter with family members and his employers before deciding. One of the mayoral candidates will be Andrew Dick, who posted his intentions to do so in a Facebook entry Jan. 5. Dick had not filed at the municipal office as of the Mercury’s press deadline Monday. MAYOR RINGROSE’S OPTIONS

As promised, Mayor Ringrose said he’s not seeking a second term as mayor. However, he says he’s considering three options, of which two would involve staying on council. Ringrose, who turned 68 in December, said he’s also considering running for reeve only if incumbent reeve and former mayor Audrey Green does not seek re-election. His third option is to run for one of the five positions as councillor. Ringrose, who said it’s important the new mayor have some council experience, hopes one or two members of the current council “take up the challenge to run for mayor.” “I have a lot of respect for Audrey,” said Ringrose, who challenged Green for the position of reeve several years ago, but lost to her by about 500 votes. “If she runs again, I would not run against her,” said Ringrose. In the 2010 election, Green defeated former


Callum Scott, who shovels away some of the weekend’s two snowfalls, is the first to officially declare his intentions to run for Renfrew council. councillor Kate Windle by a margin of 1,930 to 1,270 to win the race for reeve, which also brings with it a berth on county council.

Now in her early 80s, Green says she’ll decide after determining if the general public genuinely wants her to run again.

Mercury prepared for municipal election Lucy Hass

News - The race is on. A municipal election year is upon us, and The Renfrew Mercury is gearing up to keep you posted as council hopefuls in four local communities file their papers. Each candidate in Renfrew, Horton, Admaston-Bromley and Greater Madawaska will be profiled when he or she files papers, based on seven questions that will be asked of all the candidates. Each candidate will receive the same space allocation for a story and photo. Mercury reporters Steve Newman and Peter Clark are tracking the intention of those incum-

bents already in office, even though many may not make their final decision until the close of nominations in September. When nominations close, readers will be reminded of the final slate of nominees in summary coverage in the edition of The Mercury prior to the first advance poll. The Mercury will also be covering all-candidate debates in the four municipalities. Candidates for office in municipalities that fall partially within our readership area and whose councils are not covered by The Mercury (Bonnechere Valley, Whitewater Region and McNab-Braeside) will be noted and developments in those races reported throughout the year.

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Farm-tax issue debated at Admaston-Bromley council Peter Clark

several years ago that 25 per cent of the residential tax rate applied to the value of farmland and managed forest properties provided adequate tax revenue to pay for the municipal services provided to these properties. Prior to property tax reforms in 1998, municipalities applied 100 per cent of the residential tax rate to farmlands and the Ontario government provided eligible farmers with rebates equal to 75 per cent of the residential taxes. This essentially put farmers in position to transfer funds between the Province and municipalities. Now, there is no rebate and no subsidy. “The farmland shouldn’t be taxed in the first place, and we are doing a study this year to prove that farm land is not a drain on the tax dollars of the services of the municipalities,� Pretty-Straathof said. “The issue is not whether or not farm land should be taxed at a higher rate, because clearly

News - Admaston-Bromley welcomed guests to the Jan. 2 council meeting to discuss farm tax. At the end of the night, the only decision made was to meet again in April. Debra Pretty-Straathof, executive member of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), National Farmers Union of Renfrew County president Tony Straathof, Christian Farmers Federation president Gerry Rook and OFA member service representative Brian Hamilton all addressed council on the issue. It was noted on the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) website that farmland does not draw municipal services, like police, fire, roads and libraries do, in the same proportion as residential or commercial properties. It was determined


Lacey Vanderzwaag of Hyndford and Matthew John, Renfrew Victoria Hospital’s first baby born in the New Year.

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News - Lacey Vanderzwaag’s truck-driving husband Micheal figured he’d arrive in plenty of time to see their third child born. She was in labour more than 30 hours for Charlee and Joshua, but this time the labour was short. About 15 minutes after arriving at Renfrew Victoria Hospital, following a Saturday-morning drive from her mother Catherine Gale, the eight-pound, eight-ounce Matthew John was born. He’s also the first baby born in 2014 at RVH. “If she hadn’t driven me, I don’t think I would have

made it to the hospital in time,� said Lacey, 26, of Hyndford. Lacey’s dad, Richard, stayed at home with her other two children. Dr. John Collins, who was off the hospital campus when he was paged, arrived shortly after Matthew’s birth. So did dad, who was at work, driving between Cornwall and Pembroke. The attending physician was Dr. Christian Davis, who was working in the emergency department at the time. Matthew’s other grandparents are Dorothy and John Vanderzwaag of Haley Station.


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New pastor, via Alberta and Michigan Steve Newman

Life is now a little different for Pastor Dan Meinema and his wife, Connie. For 11 years, their household in Barrhead, Alta., was full of youthful energy, but now the three boys and one girl are off to university or starting families of their own. The timing was good for the Meinemas to move East, with family connections in eastern Ontario and a chance to extend his experiences within the Christian Reformed Church, of which there are 1,100 churches in North America. Among them is the Hebron Christian Reformed Church in Renfrew, where the Meinemas have bought a house. The parish lost its regular pastor, Dan Tigchelaar, who worked in Renfrew from 2002 until 2010. Afterwards, the Hebron parish had an interim pastor until Pastor Meinema’s arrival this past fall. He commuted, from a family member’s place in Ottawa in October, until the couple moved into their new home in November. The church was not always his No. 1 job, says Pastor Meinema, but he’s hardly surprised it is now. He grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which used to be the American capital for bedding-plant sales. His own family’s business, Meinema’s Greenhouses, was in the centre of that activity, while his dad was a postmaster where there’s still Saturdaymorning mail delivery. Michigan’s the heartland of the Detroit Red Wings, and Meinema’s favourite Na-

tional Hockey League team. His memorabilia includes a sweater of the legendary Red Wings player Ted Lindsay, who spent some of his youth in Renfrew. Meinema attended Reformed Bible College (now Kuyper College, Grand Rapids) where he took an education degree with a minor in music. After working in the restaurant business in the early 1990s, he spent eight years as a social worker working with young offenders, or what turned out to be his ticket into the ministry. Friends had told him he should return to school to study to become a pastor. Intending to do so, he came home one day to hear his wife say she’d arranged an interview with the seminary, so he could initiate preparation for his master’s degree in theology. “She gave me the last kick to go,” says Pastor Meinema, who says he’s been blessed with certain gifts in his work as a pastor. These, he says, include the ability to speak in public places and to effectively communicate God’s grace. He credits several authors or theologians with positively influencing him. Foremost is C.S. Lewis, who authored The Chronicles of Narnia series, including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. What Pastor Meinema takes most from Lewis is the observation that the church is the only organization that exists for the benefit of its non-members. “The church,” explains Meinema, “doesn’t exist to take care of itself. The church exists to benefit the community, and how we try to build for the community and for the world

around us.” Other strong influences in Meinema’s growth as a pastor have been N.T. Wright, an Anglican theologian and current Bishop of Durham in Great Britain, and Lutheran pastor and dissident anti-Nazi Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was executed by hanging in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945. Meinema credits Bonhoeffer with imparting a great understanding of morality and grace. “God is a god of grace,” says Meinema, “and it (Christianity) is not about having to follow all the rules or getting everything right. God is always gracious and continues to be gracious … we’re not moral police in the church. We’re just supposed to bring God’s grace.” One way to do that is to help others who have greater needs than us, said Meinema. He says it’s important the Hebron church support such programs or facilities as the local food bank, hospice and hospital. At the same time, Meinema says the church, whether it’s the Hebron Christian Reformed Church or others, has a much larger calling. “People should be able to come to church not hearing they’re not good enough, but that they’re always welcome and they always belong.” Outside the church, Pastor Meinema’s interests include basketball officiating, movies, the Detroit Red Wings and community theatre. He recently played several roles in the musical Annie, including a hobo and a radio guy. Dan Meinema is the new pastor The Renfrew Hebron Christian Reformed at the Hebron Christian Reformed Church has about 100 parishioners. Church in Renfrew.

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Dr. Carew served several years in the role of public health physician, force health protection for the Department of National Defence and since 2012 has worked as a regional community medicine specialist for the First Nations and Inuit health branch at Health Canada. Renfrew County board of health chair Wilson welcomed Dr. Carew to the health unit and extended appreciation to Dr. Corriveau for his many years of dedicated service to the Renfrew County and District Health Unit.




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Admaston-Bromley Council honoured people in the township who went above and beyond the call over the past year. From left are Lynn Clelland, Sandra Teske, John Pettigrew, Brian Teske, Grant Dobson, Megan Hazen, Velma and Austin Berry, Mayor RayeAnne Briscoe, Connery Campbell, Karen Hoad, Sean Plunkett, Bob Briscoe, Laurie Stroud, Sean Enright and Jane Wouda.

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Admaston-Bromley honoured several residents Dec. 19 for their accomplishments over the past year. CONNERY CAMPBELL

The 2013 Renfrew Fair was a great for Connery as he earned the Cattlemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association Top Beef Heifer Award, Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe said. Being around livestock to this young lad is just a continuing farming legacy passed down from dad, grandpa and numerous extended family members. Connery is an avid hockey player in the Renfrew Minor Hockey Association. Connery handles the high pressured position of goaltender with composure and confidence. JOHN PETTIGREW

Pettigrew, 16, has numerous awards and accomplishments in both mid-distance and cross country running. On Nov. 2, 2013, he competed at the OFSAA cross-country championship in Sudbury and finished 33rd in a field of 265 of the best high school runners in Ontario in a time of 24:17 for the seven-kilometer run. â&#x20AC;&#x153;John played hockey from Timbits to just last year when he had to make the choice between his track and field and hockey and his love for running won out,â&#x20AC;? Mayor Briscoe said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being a gold medalist (junior boy) in two events, with four first-place finishes and other notable finishes in 2012, it seems he made the correct choice.â&#x20AC;? SEAN ENRIGHT

Sean has represented Enright Farms at many small and large fairs, raising and showing award winning livestock. He recently competed at the PGG Wrightson World Angus Forum in New Zealand, in which he captained the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ehâ&#x20AC;? team which placed first in the team competition as well as finishing second in the youth showmanship class. Sean was not only a representative of Canada but also a representative of AdmastonBromley. SEAN PLUNKETT

Sean was honoured along with three other paramedics with the N.H. McNally Award, which recognizes acts of conspicuous bravery by paramedics in the performance of their duties. It was established in 1976. Plunkett was honoured for the part he played in helping to save a snowmobiler who crashed through the

The Renfrew Agricultural Society commissioned her to provide a painting (12x8-feet) on the side of the exhibition Hall to tell visitors what the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about during the fair. The 10 categories portrayed in Meganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s painting are the same ones contested at the fair: field crops, farm produce (maple syrup), floral culture, domestic science, needlework and craft, fruits and vegetables, 4-H, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s institutes, junior fair, and art, wood and photography. Megan is headed to the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto this fall semester to start a four-year bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree. AUSTIN AND VELMA BERRY; BOB BRISCOE AND KAREN HOAD

These four energetic and community spirited people co-hosted the 2013 Renfrew County Plowing Match in September at the Berry Farm in Northcote. The Renfrew County Plowmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association sponsored this event, which showcases all aspects of agriculture industry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; old and new. This is truly a great event for farmers and of course for the community to share in this yearly agricultural celebration, Mayor Briscoe said. LAURIE STROUD, BLUEWAVE ENERGY AND CO-HOST, GOURLEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S VARIETY

Four years ago, this event started as an opening celebration of Bluewave Energy at the Gourleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Variety location and now is an annual fundraising success. This barbecue and bake sale has been a generous supporter of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Mammography Fund and 2013 proceeds of $2,540 are being directed towards the RVH New Dialysis Centre Project. JANE WOUDA

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment and dedication to our Admaston-Bromley Public Library began in 2006, and this year her hard work was recognized as a recipient of the prestigious Sarah Badgley Literacy Grant for her idea Books to Go,â&#x20AC;? Mayor Briscoe said. Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s innovative and creative ideas for promoting reading and interest in the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s small rural library are very personal for her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a vision for our library, one that will see our library become an even more vibrant space for families to learn, laugh and grow,â&#x20AC;? Wouda said. See YEAR-END, on page 6


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Little change to make-up of County of Renfrew committees Steve Newman

The County of Renfrew committee make-up for 2014 will be virtually the same as in 2013. The striking committee finalized the New Year’s committee structure after Peter Emon began his second term as warden with the Dec. 10 inaugural session of county council. Emon sits on all standing committees – finance and administration, operations, development and property, health, social services, and the striking committee. The only changes among the standing committees are Mary Campbell of McNabBraeside and Norm Lentz of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan. They do a switch, as Campbell moves from health to the development and property committee and Lentz leaves development and property for the health committee. Raye-Anne Briscoe of Admaston-Bromley continues to chair finance and administration. The other committee members are Don Eady of Horton, Don Rathwell of Whitewater Region, Walter Stack of Arnprior, Emon, Bob Sweet of Petawawa, Janice Visneskie Moore of Killaloe,

Year-end From page 5


“The Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre Inc. is a wonderful way to highlight the wonders of our beautiful and unspoiled old growth forest,” Mayor Briscoe said. “The dedication, commitment and actual physical work involved in expanding the trail network, construction of boardwalks over sensitive areas and developing a self-guidance interpretive program is a credit to Grant and the other volunteers.” The Pine Pavilion is a wonderful resting place for visitors, the mayor added. LYNN CLELLAND

“We are very fortunate and proud to once again have the opportunity to honour Lynn for going above and beyond in her community volunteerism efforts,” Mayor Briscoe said. Lynn was honoured

Hagarty and Richards, and vice-chair Jack Wilson of Laurentian Valley. Stack chairs the operations committee, which also includes Eady, Emon, Lentz, Audrey Green of Renfrew, David Shulist of Madawaska Valley and vice-chair Harold Weckworth of North Algona Wilberforce. Visneskie Moore chairs the health committee. That committee also includes Lentz, Emon, Jennifer Murphy of Bonnechere Valley, Dick Rabishaw of Laurentian Hills, Wilson and vicechair Tammy Stewart of Head, Clara and Maria. Sweet chairs the development and property committee. Other members are Briscoe, Campbell, Murphy, David Thompson of Deep River and vice-chair Green. Rathwell chairs social services, which is completed by Rabishaw, Emon, Shulist, Stewart, Thompson, Weckworth and vicechair Campbell. The striking committee consists of chair Wilson, vice-chair Murphy, Emon, Briscoe, Rabishaw and Stewart. There are also 16 ad-hoc committees, including the warden’s advisory committee, which consists of Warden Emon, Briscoe, Murphy, Rabishaw, Rathwell,

this year with the highest and most prestigious 4-H Syngenta Ontario Arbor Award. This award is open to all 4-H volunteers who have positively impacted 4-H in Ontario and have served the organization for over 10 years. Clelland has actually been involved and volunteered in 4-H for over 30 years. “Lynn is truly a wonderful model for volunteerism and community spirit to us all,” the mayor said.

Sweet, Thompson and Visneskie Moore. County councillors appointed to the board of health are Emon, Rabishaw, Stewart and Wilson. Members of the county-city li-

aison committee are Briscoe, Emon, Sweet and Wilson. The CP Rail corridor advisory committee members are Sweet, Briscoe and Rathwell. Green and Murphy are Ot-

tawa Valley Tourist Association board members, and Weckworth is the county representative for the Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre. Green also has ad-hoc com-

mittee duties with the municipal accessibility advisory committee, land division committee, K&P management advisory committee and AECL environmental stewardship council.

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“Brian and Sandra have given us many years of enjoyment with their creative and artistic approach to creating a floral feast for the eyes of council, staff and visitors to our municipal building on Stone Road,” Mayor Briscoe said. “It is with regret that we acknowledge that Brian and Sandra have decided to take life a little easier and have regretfully decided that they will not be continuing to maintain the flower beds at our building. We sincerely thank them and wish them all the best in their semi-retirement.”

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reached an historic trade agreement with the European Union predicted to create thousands of new jobs for Canadians and give Canadian businesses from every region of the country preferential access to a half-billion affluent new customers in the EU. â&#x20AC;˘ Investment in bridges, highways, harbours and transit systems, including support for small craft fishing harbours on the East Coast; redeveloping the LĂŠvis ferry area in Quebec; improving the public transit system in Toronto; and seeing the completion of Winnipegâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centreport Canada Way; building the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway to the Arctic Coast; and announcing an accelerated timeline for the construction of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence. â&#x20AC;˘ Support for the people of Lac MĂŠgantic in the aftermath of the deadly train disaster, providing support for recovery and


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Premier Wynne plans for a more prosperous province for all News - The fall session of the Ontario legislature wrapped up recently. Since the session began in September, Premier Kathleen Wynne and her team moved forward on a number of measures to support the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and create a dynamic and innovative business climate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our economic plan is designed to help create jobs and grow the economy so that everyone can prosper across the province, said Premier Wynne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are investing in people, building modern infrastructure and creating a dynamic and innovative business climate to ensure Ontario realizes its full potential.â&#x20AC;? The government worked with the other parties in the legislature to pass 12 bills, including:

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Mother Nature always a newsmaker

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Opinion - Mother Nature is, as always, a newsmaker across our region. Certainly many folks experienced the results of extreme and unexpected weather conditions. Calgary and surrounding towns were overrun by unprecedented flood waters, the Philippines was hit by a devastating typhoon, the U.S. mid-west was ripped apart by savage tornadoes, people on the Prairies wondered if winter would ever end and to their amazement Vancouver residents had a rain-free summer. By comparison, Renfrew residents had few surprises and not much to complain about. But there were enough extreme occurrences to reinforce the growing fear that our weather is becoming more erratic and dangerous. We had a hint of things to come with the sudden damaging downpour on July 2009 that caused the province to declare parts of McNab-Braeside a disaster area. This year it was Toronto’s turn to get hit by a sudden, violent July storm that flooded its downtown and temporarily trapped 1,400 people on a commuter train. Locally we did have unusually high spring run-off and while there was no major damage, we’re uncomfortably close to seven of our neighbours in cottage country that did declare a state of emergency because of flooding. It went from drought in 2012 to too much water in certain areas in 2013. We also dodged the worst of the return of the ice storm that knocked out power to half a million people to the west and south of us just before Christmas. But we didn’t escape the heavy snowfall that made travelling difficult in the days leading up to Christmas.

Winter had barely arrived when we were already covered with almost half as much snow as we normally get in a full winter. The blowing snow and too many motorists rushing about seemingly oblivious to the driving conditions led to a large number of vehicles in the ditch and many near misses. So much for the efforts to reduce insurance rates. The snowfalls must also be causing havoc with snow plow and removal budgets. Just another weather-related expense we all have to deal with. Last year it was a swath through rural pockets of Norway Lake, White Lake, Shamrock and Marshall Bay that was smacked by almost-tornado strength winds. This year it was Petawawa. Could it be Renfrew next year? Wind and thunderstorms tend to be getting stronger and more frequent each summer. In the winter, the curse of freezing rain is afflicting us far more often than the days when it only reared its ugly head a couple of times when seasons were changing. It appears we might be getting an old-fashioned cold, snowfilled winter in 2013-14, but it would be no surprise if it turns into a treacherous mix of sleet and freezing rain far too soon and far too often. So a fickle Mother Nature is our newsmaker of the year. We can only hope that the powers-that-be get their heads out of the sand and recognize the dangers. Instead of underfunding and muzzling our scientists, it’s time to unleash and encourage them to guide us in understanding Mother Nature and how we are alienating her before it’s too late.


When it comes to health, you don’t always get what you want Opinion – Health is a fantastic thing. It makes life easier and more enjoyable, but it is so miserably missed when it goes south in a big way. I was sitting in the Ottawa Heart Institute in March 2012 talking to two staff members. I was in the world-renowned facility waiting for a cardioversion, after my heart had been in arrhythmia for four months. During that period I lost more fitness than any other time in my life, but I didn’t plan to sit still once my heart was back ticking rhythmically. I was there to have my heart returned to normal sinus rhythm, so I could resume more fitness activities after a struggling winter. Running, especially, was a big struggle. Watching me running these days, you’d never know that only one Renfrew County resident has run faster times for 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000 metres. In those days, in the mid-1980s, I routinely did unpressed, steady runs of 10 to 15 kilometres at speeds of just over six minutes per mile. But not any more. When the arrhythmia happened again, as it did once every year, runs at 7-7:30 per mile pace jumped to nine or 10 minutes per mile, with heart rates that still left me practically breathless.

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But things haven’t quite worked out that way. The surgery appears to have been successful. I say “appears” because periodically the irregular beats return, but don’t stay long. However, one effect of undergoing an ablation is an elevated resting pulse. Once with a resting pulse in the mid-high 40s, it’s now closer to 60. I was told this can be a temporary condition, so it’s difficult to say whether my heavier weight (up 10 or 12 pounds), elevated resting heart rate, reduced conditioning or all of the above are to blame for my mediocre physical conditioning. Nevertheless, I enter the New Year extremely thankful. A quick checklist reminds me that I have much to be thankful for. Like a son (now nine years old) who gives me cause for happy tears every week. Like a wife, a regular handy-woman who is finely tuned into the needs of her son and husband. That same checklist continues with such items as: • being a parent after wondering if I’d ever get that enriching opportunity; • living on a hobby farm with stone fences, rail fencing, rolling countryside, and peace and

quiet; • having four beautiful horses, and a cat and a dog who are wonderful companions and have ample space to play, with or without us; • the availability of another good book; • the challenges and pleasures of an interesting job; • great food to eat out of our own gardens every summer and autumn; • the chance to travel and spoil ourselves every once in a while; • and fitness opportunities, even if some can’t be embraced like they once were. On that last point, a little more than a year ago, I visited the Ottawa Heart Institute knowing I could experience life-threatening symptoms, but hoping for a reawakening of my physical spirit. The reawakening hasn’t exactly happened. But I’m still blessed and fortunate to be able to run, bike, paddle and ski. Seldom is life exactly what we want it to be, but with the help of medical care, I enter 2014 with uncertainty as well as optimism. I hope to run farther and faster a year from now. But more importantly, I want to continue to enjoy the very ability to propel myself over trails, snow or water in the great outdoors, even if it’s not exactly at jet-propelling speeds.

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Union to blame for Canada Post problems To the editor: Contrary to your Jan. 2, 2014 editorial, ‘Feds slam door on mail delivery,’ I think you fail to realize the cause and magnitude of the problem at Canada Post. To see Canada Post’s own financial statement just Google Canada Post 2012 Annual Report PDF. Open the report and check page 83 under “Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income” The “Actuary Losses on Defined Benefit Plans” for one year in 2012 stood at a loss of $1.489 billion, even though they made a profit in 2012. The “Actuary Losses on Defined Benefit Plans” include pension obligations and other benefits. Now check page 108 under “Pension, Other Post-Employment and Other Long-Term Benefit Plans.” You will notice that the Canada Post employees

only contributed $197 million to their own pension fund in 2012 yet Canada Post contributed $446 million to their same pension fund; over twice the contribution employees made while their pensioners withdrew $725 million. The underfunded totals grow even worse when you factor in future obligations thus the $1.489 billion actuary losses for just one year. And it’s no wonder when you consider the fact postal workers get to retire at age 57, unlike the rest of us who have to work to age 65 or beyond. Their current pension deal ensures they will literally make more money retired than they ever made during their working years. These actuary numbers attest to these absurd pensions. Their own records show their accumulated pension plans were

underfunded by $3.408 billion in 2012 and their other benefit plan was underfunded by $3.633 billion for a combined $7.041 billion in underfunded liabilities as of December 2012, all due to gold-plated pension plans and over- the- top- benefits that you and the average guy could only dream of. Yet somehow you and I, the taxpayer, are expected to continue to pay for all these high end benefits through cuts in postal services while these unions just keep on demanding more in high pay, higher pensions and higher benefits. Their indulgence knows no bounds as they still refuse to negotiate reasonable pay, benefits and pensions equivalent to what the average private sector worker might earn. Is it any wonder we are all going to receive cuts in postal services along with higher postal fees. And this

is just the tip of the iceberg as baby boomers get set to retire on mass over the next 22 years. The federal Conservative government gave them permission to exceed their underfunded pension plan by $2.5 billion a few years ago. This year the government is not extending that, forcing Canada Post to keep their pension obligations up to date. So thank you, Cheryl Gallant and the Harper government, for using our money frugally. The base of this problem lies squarely on Pierre Trudeau’s liberals who opened Pandora’s Box in 1970 when they allowed all public service employees to unionize.As your editorial said, our tax dollars are to deliver basic services. Not gold-plated pension plans. Ken O’Day Eganville


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governments repeatedly hatch cynical plots and decide upon a less leader-dominated political manipulations directed straight from leaders’ culture and vote for more defiant MPs, but they would embody the start of a new shift. personal offices. Canadian politics will be at its finest not Watch out when Chong’s bill reaches parliamentary committee, where party leaders will when citizens pick the best micro-managing probably attempt to discipline MPs into amend- executive to run the country, but rather will be ing key provisions out of the bill, before trum- when citizens elect the most independent, vigiTo the editor: Canadian politics met many new peting their democratic “credentials” in passing lant, and constructive parliament possible. Stefan Klietsch lows in 2013, but the new year ahead the ruined final product. The legal changes in Renfrew leaves some hope for monumental re- the Reform Act are unnecessary for voters to form of Canada’s House of Commons. Conservative Member of Parliament Michael Chong has now tabled his private member’s bill, the Reform Act, which proposes to turn our leadershipdominant and overly-partisan political culture upside down. Since 1970 party leaders have possessed veto powers over their party nominations of local candidates, with their sole discretion also to remove MPs from parliamentary caucus. The result is that Canada has among the most disciplined of party politics across developed democracies, with the typical MP voting with the leader on over 99 per cent of bills. Chong’s bill would reverse this dynamic with laws for local party nomination officers having the final say on candidate nominations, the authority of 15 per cent of a party’s MPs to petition a leadership review where removal of the leader is subject to majority MP support, and the same petition process for removing any MP from a party caucus. A cross-partisan diversity of political figures have lined up in support of the Reform Act, including Joe Clark, Bob Rae, Preston Manning, and Elizabeth May, as have many scholars of political studies. Political commentator Andrew Coyne has argued for Proudly serving the community these core changes ever since 1998. And a Samara survey of 80 former For Display Advertising, please contact: MPs found their consistent frustration Stephanie Jamieson Dave Gallagher with holding office to be inability to represent their constituents. Outside of votes, MPs do express their local criticisms of leaders’ poliFor Classified Advertising, please contact: cies, but only privately. Our parliaChristy Barker mentary system was designed for resentation of a diversity of regions, not for giving all the power to only several elite leaders. Now there has R0011988687 been such power centralization, that

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Five years of fun, family and awareness at Walk for Memories

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For the last five years, Holly Kole has waited in anticipation at Carleton Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fieldhouse for the clock to strike 11 a.m. This is a magical time, where she gets to join and take part in the excitement and enthusiasm of all the participants of the Alzheimer Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Walk for Memories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I used to work at the accounting firm Collins Barrow, which was the lead sponsor of the Walk for Memories,â&#x20AC;? says Holly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through the firm, I was encouraged to get involved with the community, and thought that working with the

society and one of their largest fundraising events would be a perfect fit.â&#x20AC;? Now at Cavanagh Construction, Holly chose to stay on because of the people who are involved with the walk and the society, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the high spirits and warm attitude that they bring is infectious.â&#x20AC;? Like many, Holly didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know much about Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease, or the work that the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County does for those in need. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t aware of the stigmas, mostly the isolation that those who suffer go through,â&#x20AC;? says Holly, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but now, after volunteering with the society for the last five years, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone from knowing nothing

to a lot more. It is great to see how immense the societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support is and how hard they work for the various families in need.â&#x20AC;? The Walk for Memories, which takes place during Alzheimer Awareness Month in January, is celebrating 19 years of care and support to the community this year. It has seen a number of changes over this time: it has moved out of Carlingwood Mall to Carleton Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fieldhouse and it has also seen a rise in the number of youth who participate. The youth that are involved have brought more energy and enthusiasm to the Walk, which is showing hope for the future of the walk and the society.

Holly encourages all who are willing to get involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not an invisible disease, but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a lot of media or medical attention, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to help showcase the need for support. Giving back to the community for such an important cause becomes rewarding and fun.â&#x20AC;? For those who are curious about the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, or their annual Walk for Memories, and interested in volunteering, Holly offers this advice: â&#x20AC;˘ Call the Society. They appreciate all offers of support and make sure to involve the volunteers where they would benefit the most, and have the most fun;

â&#x20AC;˘ Get involved by raising a team and help get as much money donated as possible; and most importantly â&#x20AC;˘ There is no task too small to help, so if you are interested, do it. For more information about the Walk for Memories and the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, visit Join in on the fun, be part of the Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family, and help raise awareness for a worthy cause.

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Peter Clark

Sports - The Fort Coulonge Draveurs topped Renfrew’s B.R. Fulton Construction 5-1 to claim B-side championship hardware at the Renfrew Minor Hockey Association’s peewee house hockey tournament at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre Dec. 29. Earlier, Fulton’s lost 6-0 to Stittsville, before rebounding with a dramatic 4-3 shootout win over Arnprior. Connor Zohr had two goals in the victory, including the shootout game winner. Ethan Joudrey and Brandon McCrea added singles. McCrea also notched the lone Fulton’s marker in the B final. Brody Byce tended the first game in goal for Fulton’s. Mason Lynch earned an MVP award in

the win over Arnprior, and also backstopped the B final. Fort Coulonge opened the tournament with a 4-1 win over NAPA Auto Parts. Justin Schutt counted his 20th goal of the 201314 season for NAPA. Meadow Congdon made 26 saves. Congdon and Summer Simons shared Fulton’s goaltending duties in the tournament. Fulton’s was clipped 6-0 in its second game by the South Grenville Rangers. The Southend Capitals captured the A championship with a win over South Grenville in the final. NOVICE HOUSE

The Rink Rat Pro Shop posted a 1-and1 record at the RMHA’s annual eight-team novice house hockey tournament Dec. 27. Game MVP Brendan Spencer notched

two third-period goals and Rylie Moore registered the shutout in a 2-0 Rink Rats triumph over the Kanata Bombers. The Arnprior Chargers outscored the Rink Rats 7-4 in the Renfrew squad’s second game. Grady Halk had two goals for the Rink Rats. Spencer and Lucas Powell added singles. Halk was named the Rink Rats MVP. The Arnprior Dragons and Carleton Place Kings were both winners over Renfrew Pizzeria. Aaron Sarsfield had a goal in each game for Pizzeria. Dawson Pennock, with a goal, and netminder Wyatt Crozier were game MVPs. The Deep River Knights blanked the Arnprior Chargers 6-0 to capture the tournament title. The Carleton Place Kings won the B side with a 2-1 win over the Kanata Bombers.

Community Living to kick off 50-year celebration Jennifer Creeden

Executive director CLRCS

Sports - 1964 to 2014 – 50 years of providing support and services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Renfrew County is truly a reason to celebrate! We will be kicking off this celebration on Jan. 19, with a sledge hockey invitational game at Ma-Te-Way from 2 to 3 p.m. The Renfrew Ice Pickers will host representatives from Sledge Hockey Eastern Ontario and the Renfrew Fire Department in an

exciting game and MPP John Yakabuski will be there for the singing of the national anthem and the official puck drop. Since May is Community Living Month, we will be celebrating on the weekend of May 23. That weekend will include a Friday night formal gala evening at the Renfrew Armouries with special guests, the band Ambush, a silent auction and a late evening hot and cold buffet – allowing everyone to share in the celebration with us. Saturday will be an open

house at Ma-Te-Way with a display of all that Community Living Renfrew County South is about and has to offer – allowing everyone to learn more about us and experience what we do. We will also be holding a special raffle to celebrate 50 years that includes the chance to win two trips. Tickets are on sale now and the draws will take place at the gala evening on May 23. Raffle tickets will be available from our Arnprior and Renfrew offices and we will be circulat-

ing tickets throughout Renfrew County to make this as successful as possible. Come share, learn, experience and celebrate this wonderful milestone with us by marking these dates on your calendar, cheering at the sledge hockey game, attending the gala evening, coming to the open house at Ma-Te-Way and purchasing and/or selling raffle tickets. We always appreciate your support. For more information, please contact Jennifer Creeden at or 613432-6763 ext. 106.

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Captain Connor Zohr tucks a backhand shot behind the Arnprior netminder during an overtime shootout to give Fulton’s a 4-3 victory at the peewee house league tournament Sunday, Dec. 29 at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre.

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Wolves maintain top spot with two wins in three starts Comets win Peter Clark

Sports - The Renfrew Timberwolves capped the post-Christmas season with two wins in three starts to protect their four-point lead atop the Valley Division of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League. The Wolves outscored the Almonte Thunder 5-3 and dropped a tight 3-2 decision to the Clarence Creek Beavers in the final weekend of 2013. They then opened 2014 with a 5-3 win over the Perth Blue Wings in Lanark County last Friday night. A Sunday afternoon Jan. 5 contest in Stittsville was postponed. WOLVES 7, ALMONTE 4

The Wolves showed intestinal fortitude to come back and win the Dec. 27 encounter at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. Minus four players with suspensions, the Wolves got off to a rocky start. They trailed 3-0 on three goals in 55 seconds with the game barely five minutes old. At that point, coach Kip Mulvihill summoned Matt Schroeder from the bullpen to replace starting netminding Brayden St.-Germain. Schroeder never allowed a goal until late in the third period, and the Wolves went on to outscore the Thunder 7-1 during his time between the pipes. Ryan Patrick scored his first as

a Timberwolf 28 seconds after the goaltending change to quell the Almonte rally. Colin Bradbury, Michael Minns and Bailey Hein in the second period and, back from an injury, Issac Anderson in the third, give the Wolves a 5-3 lead. Moments after Luke Martin cut the Almonte deficit to 5-4, Tanner Smith iced the Renfrew victory when he solved Almonte backstopper Alex Daley with goals 11 seconds apart. Matt McIntyre collected three assists and Collin Raddatz two. CLARENCE CREEK 3, WOLVES 2

Nick Draperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal 2:15 from the end allowed the Clarence Creek Beavers to pull out a 3-2 cliffhanger over the Wolves in a Dec. 29 matinee. Bailey Hein and Luke Lapierre had Renfrew goals. Matt Schroeder earned the goaltending start and blocked 28 of 31 Clarence Creek shots. Philippe Quesnel booted aside 22 Renfrew shots in the Beavers goalcrease. Ryan Patrick and Clarence Creekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jean-Francois Lupien received early exits following a second-period scrap. The Wolves also lost defenceman Dylan Zavitske on the same stoppage after being checked from behind

when going back to last springâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Valley Division final. Patrick Dick head two goals to lead the Wolves in the Friday night contest. Bailey Hein, Matt McIntyre and Colin Bradbury counted singles. Hein, Dick and Bradbury all solved Blue Wings netminder Justin Morell on one-on-one showdowns. Tanner Smith collected three assists, including a pin-point stretch feed between Perth defenders to spring Dick in alone for a shorthanded breakaway marker in the second period. Jacob Lyon, Bradley Stitt and Zac Rodier connected for Perth, the latter two after the Wolves had opened up a 5-1 lead with two goals in the third period. Matt Schroeder was solid between the Renfrew pipes with a 25-save performance. There were just five penalties weeded out in the game.


The Wolves made it three wins in as many trips to Perth this season, and five of the past six on Perth ice


On the suspended list for the

Wolves as a result of a game-ending brawl in Almonte Dec. 14 were Scott Conroy (four games), Kurtis Leclaire (3), Alex Campbell (3) and Teddy Suckow (2). Assistant coach Danby Suckow got one game for discussing the verdict with referee Matt Perreault. Ex-Timberwolves goaltender Richard Barr was among three Almonte players ejected. He watched from the stands as a part of his three-game sentence. The Wolves have been also minus the services of Sean Kyte with an injury. Wolves general manager Brent Sylvester has added goaltending help to the mix. He has acquired backstopper Mitchell Knight from the Port Colborne Pirates of the (Greater Ontario) GOJHL for future considerations. The Wolves host the Stittsville Royals on Kids Night this Friday at 8 p.m. at the MAC. All kids are admitted free if wearing their hockey or ringette sweater. More than $300 in prizes will be up for grabs.


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Sports - The Fort Coulonge Comets were dominant in winning last weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Arnprior atom house league hockey tournament at the Nick Smith Centre. The Comets opened by defeating the Carleton Place Kings 3-0, Renfrew Barkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11-0 and Arnprior Avalanche 5-0 in pre-playoff action. In the semi-finals, Dylan Nolan scored five times in Fort Coulongeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8-2 win over the Pierrefonds Barons, and the Osgoode-Rideau Senators edged the Ottawa Giants 2-1 with 49 seconds left to play. In the final, the Comets thumped the Senators 6-1, with two goals from Nolan and Danik Laroche. The winnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; other goal scorers were Felix DubĂŠ and Tyler Stanton. After its opening 12-0 win over the Kanata Blackhawks, Renfrew Barkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lost to Fort Coulonge 11-0 and Pierrefonds 6-0. In the win over Kanata, Bradley Hogan scored five goals and Easton McDonald had four. The shutout went to Emma White.

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If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been out to a junior B hockey game in a while, why not take in this Friday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contest. The defending Valley Division champion Renfrew Timberwolves are riding along in first place Better yet, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kids Night as they take on the Stittsville Royals at 8 p.m. Bring you children or your grandkids out to the game. All kids wearing their hockey or ringette sweaters will


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Busy time of the season for Renfrew curlers Andy Sklepowicz Behind the Glass

Sports - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to begin wearing off the Christmas turkey, not to mention the stuffing, mashed potatoes and, of course, all those desserts that just had to be sampled, many more than once. The second half of the curling season has started with a bang as all leagues are up and running, and

there are provincial spots to be earned, inter-club competitions to be played, spiels and club championships to get ready, and not a minute to lose. The Barb Westgarth and Yvonne Sklepowicz ladies teams are hitting the road as zone playdowns begin for the Best Western competition. The annual International Spaghetti Spiel is on this weekend and the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

and ladies club championships are slated for the end of the month. The Low Cup and Autumn Leaves competitions have started up and there are some Friendlies on the

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Fraserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wins Renfrew tournament Dawson Brown tries to control the bouncing puck in the Renfrew Fraserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bantam tournament game against West End Dynamo. Brown didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t score here, but he beat goalie Josh Chapman twice in a 22-second, second-period span as Fraserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prevailed 3-0. Fraserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s went on to win its own house league Sunday tourney with a 4-3 win over the Nepean Dominators. Nepean led three times in the final, but Renfrew tied the score each time before winning on Brandon Hannimanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second goal of the game, with 8:19 left to play.

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Ringette fun day Saturday at Ma-Te-Way

Peter Clark

Sports - The Upper Ottawa Valley Ringette Association hosts a ringette fun day for under 8 and petite divisions this Saturday at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. The event gets underway at 8 a.m. when Upper Ottawa Valley takes on the Arnprior Devils in a petite division contest. UOV’s other game in the three-

team petite loop is 3:20 p.m. when they meet the CORA (City of Ottawa Ringette Association) Power Penguins. U-8 STARTS AT 9 A.M.

In U-8 action, the UOV Pink Panthers lock horns with the Arnprior Devils at 9 a.m. The Pink Panthers then face the Metcalfe Hornets at 2:20 p.m., and the CORA Purple Stars at 5:20

p.m. Ten games take place throughout the day, capped by a 6:20 p.m. game between Arnprior and CORA in the petite division. Fun on-ice relays and other contests featuring all teams takes place at noon. There will be food, snacks and refreshments in the Ma-Te-Way upstairs hall, as well as a raffle table. You could also win a new bike for 99 cents.

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The Bluefish pose after racing against each other at the Mock Meet – all in good fun, of course! In the back are coaches Shawn Moffatt and June Bekker.

Bluefish swimmers strut their stuff at Mock Meet Anne Lefebvre

Arnprior Bluefish Swim Club

Sports - The Arnprior Bluefish swimmers were at it again Dec. 17, this time on home territory at the Nick Smith Centre pool. The club held its an-

nual Mock Meet, which involves both the competitive and pre-competitive swimmers from ABSC. Each swimmer had the opportunity to swim three events, as well as participate in a good-natured relay race.

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The Mock Meet wrapped up with participation medals and a group picture, with the swimmers then off for a well-deserved break over the holidays. Training and competitions will resume in the New Year.


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Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski, right, hosted a free Christmas holiday public skating session at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre Dec. 30. A good crowd was on hand, including several kids who enjoyed their time on the ice. Yakabuski was also pleased with the gathering at a similar event the day before at the Cobden Astrolabe Arena.

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Bishop strides into new season with more confidence Steve Newman

Sports - Olympic middle-distance runner Melissa Bishop of Eganville strides into the New Year looking for another season of breakthroughs on the international circuit. She also does so as the runner featured on the January-February 2014 cover of Canadian Running magazine. “It’s another step up in my career,” says Bishop, who called last September’s photo shoot exciting and enjoyable. “I’d do it again,” says the 25-yearold, who has received numerous emails and positive response about the exposure. “We’re very happy to have collaborated with her, as she is one of this country’s finest runners,” Canadian Running editor-in-chief Michael Doyle told The Renfrew Mercury. “We’re dedicated to featuring this country’s talent on as many covers as we can. We sought out Melissa earlier in the year, as she is an Olympian, one of just four Canadian women to have broken the two-minute barrier in the 800 metres, and we knew she’d be one of the most promising runners at the (2013) Worlds in Moscow.” Doyle anticipates Bishop will be one of Canada’s most exciting runners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. The July competition is a particular focus this year, after capturing her first medals in an international games. Last September, she took home a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 400metre relay and a bronze in the 800 metres at the Francophone Games in France. The individual medal is particularly satisfying. “I had nothing to lose and I was in the best shape of my life,” says Bishop about her approach to the two-lap final. “I was really relaxed, but with a little of nervousness. My head was in the right spot.”

This month, Bishop will test her fitness by running an indoor 1,500metre race in Windsor, Ont., where she lives most of the year. It will be a test of her conditioning, but no indication that she’s changing her racing focus from 800 metres to the metric mile. The focus remains on the 800, says Bishop of her focus on qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Her Olympic debut was in 2012 in London, where she was eliminated in the first round. “I haven’t mastered it, and want to master it,” says Bishop, the third Canadian woman to break the twominute barrier in the 800 metres. She has dipped under two minutes the last two seasons, and will probably have to do so again to qualify for the Commonwealth Games. Athletics Canada’s B standard, which four or five Canadians could run, is 2:01.50. The A standard is 2:00.00. Bishop’s personal best is 1:59.76. Qualifying times have to be run in the period of Jan. 1 to June 1, 2014, for the July competition. It would be nice to run under two minutes more consistently, said Bishop, who says she looks forward to doing that this year while experimenting with a few more racing strategies. “I want to go out and not always do what the race is doing, but what I want to do,” explained Bishop. She also plans to do more twicedaily workouts and longer intervals, and to stay injury-free by avoiding JOEL ESPOSITO confrontations with Mother Nature. Melissa Bishop of Eganville appears on the January-February 2014 For example, while in Eganville over cover of Canadian Running magazine. This photo and another on the the Christmas holidays, she avoided contents page are by Joel Esposito. running on slippery side roads. Instead, she did strength training and treadmill running at the Best Western Renfrew Inn. With the guidance of Windsorbased coach Dennis Fairall, Bishop says she is looking to run consistently fast times, to qualify for the Commonwealth Games 800-metre final, and to challenge for a medal in Glasgow.

Old sleds showcased in Eganville Saturday

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Sports - Snowmobile buffs will be heading to Eganville this Saturday. The Eganville Snodrifters and Ottawa Valley Old Sledheads are hosting the 14th annual Eganville Old Snowmobile Show Jan. 11. It runs at the Snodrifters Clubhouse, Highway 41 and 60, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The grounds open at 8 a.m. Admission is $5 per person, and free with a show sled. Vendor spaces are $10. The event features old snowmobile show & shine, swap section where you can buy and sell parts and sleds, clubhouse open for food and refreshments, and fun for the whole family. There are 11 trophy classes, including pre-1970, 1970-75, 1976-80 and best mini-sled original and restored classes. Other classes feature best race sled, best rare iron and best of show. Call Sauce at 613-735-6269, Kevin at 613-256-8734 or Bryan at for more information. You may also visit

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Sports - The Renfrew Novice Timberwolves reached the B final of their own annual hockey tournament for the second year in a row. Unfortunately for the Renfrew club, they were unable to duplicate last year’s feat with a victory Dec. 28. Still, it wasn’t a bad day for the Wolves, who took to the ice for three games. The Arnprior Packers topped the Novice Wolves 5-3 in the tournament opener, while the Almonte-Pakenham Thunder posted a 5-2 win over the Wolves in the B final. Highlighting the day for the Wolves was the game that got them to the B final in the six-team event. Sawyer Smart took a Garrett Box feed and scored just 13 seconds into overtime to give the Novice Wolves a dramatic 4-3 win over the Petawawa Patriots. Box had all three regulation-time

goals for Renfrew, and scored six times overall in the tournament. He also earned two assists in the game versus Arnprior. Cole Brownlee and Emmett Lavallee had single Renfrew goals. Kobi Stevenson, Tal Stevenson and goaltender Carter Dubeau received game MVP awards. The Arnprior Packers doubled the Pembroke Kings 4-2 to win the tournament championship. The game was a battle of Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League co-leaders. Both teams entered the tournament 9-1and-2 in league play. Connor Clattenburg had three goals and Dean Letourneau one to lead Arnprior. The tournament also featured a skills competition. The top skater was Garrett Box of the Novice Wolves; top goaltender Will Jackson of Almonte; stickhandler Remy St. Amand of Stittsville; and top shooter Dean Letourneau of Arnprior.


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Take a glimpse into Darcy Smith’s world and it’s hard to believe he has time for anything extra. He’s a proud dad to four young children, full time farmer, sportsman and active volunteer with several community groups. He’s also now the face of October and appears on the cover of the 2014 Faces of Farming calendar published by Farm & Food Care Ontario. He was nominated by Grain Farmers of Ontario for the honour and participated in a photo shoot last summer with his family. Both sides of Darcy’s family have farmed in for generations. Until the recent passing of his great grandmother in her late 90’s, there were five generations of his family still living in the Pembroke area. He now farms with his dad, milking 50 cows and growing corn, wheat, soybeans, canola, sweet corn, pumpkins and hay



on 1,500 acres of land. When he was younger, Darcy wasn’t sure that he wanted to farm and, to help him make up his mind, his parents insisted that he try other careers. He worked in construction for a while and then attended Kemptville College to study agriculture. It was there that he realized that he did want to continue the family tradition of farming. Said Darcy, “I realized if I was going to be working hard, I might as well work for myself on the farm.” He’s never looked back from that decision. It was at Kemptville that he met his future wife, Lyndsay. Raised in Ottawa, Lyndsay had no farm background but was an avid horse woman who adapted well to the rural way of life that her new husband introduced her to. The two married six years ago and are now parents to Austyn, aged four; Oliver, aged two and newborn twin daughters Sadie and Dylan, born last June.

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Full moons in 2014 The full moon is always spectacular to watch as it rises and moves across the night sky. Following are the traditional Algonkian names given for the year’s 12 full moons and the dates they fall upon this year. Jan. 16 (Wolf or Spirit Moon), Feb. 14 (Snow Moon), March 16 (Worm or Maple Sugar Moon), April 15 (Pink Moon), May 14 (Flower Moon), June 13 (Strawberry Moon), July 12 (Buck Moon), Aug. 10 (Sturgeon Moon), Sept. 9 (Harvest Moon), Oct. 8 (Moon of Falling Leaves or Hunter’s Moon), Nov. 6 (Beaver Moon) and Dec. 6 (Cold Moon).


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Bird count successful despite very cold weather JIM FERGUSON

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resented with two of the top ten species in the count but the numbers again were not good. Blue jays placed fourth in the count with 363 birds seen (954 in 2000), two gray jays, five in 1998, American crows placed third in the count with 481 birds counted (1,038 in 2006), the 55 ravens were only four short of the record of 59 set in 2000. Black-capped chickadees were a disappointment, placing tenth with only 229 birds seen (970 in 2004). Red-breasted nuthatches were also a disappointment with three birds being counted (53 in 2004), white-breasted nuthatches with 63 birds counted were just about half as many as their high of 113 in 1998. The five brown creepers, five golden crowned kinglets and five American robins were about average for these species during the winter. However, the three Bohemian waxwings showed a drastic drop from the 639 in 2008. The European starling placed second in the count with 505 (956 in 2011) birds counted. The steady decline of the house sparrow continues with 56 birds counted (524 in 1989). Tree sparrows with 92 birds (246 in 1998) and the three chipping sparrows (7 in 1994) rounded out the sparrow count. The finches were well down in numbers: northern cardinals nine (44 in 2007), evening grosbeaks two (1,250 in 1990), purple finches 17 (1,250 in 1990), house finches four (68 in 1996), common redpolls 14 (1,602 in 2001), pine siskins 15 (383 in 2000), goldfinches 127 placed ninth in the count (1,746 in 2000) and snow buntings with 1,171 were first in the count but well below their high of 1,817 in 1994. We would like to thank all those who braved the weather to make the 2013 Christmas Bird Count a success. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, RR 5, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z8. Email or phone 613-432-27378.



Lifestyle - Cold weather reduced the number of individual birds but not the number of species on the 2013 Christmas Bird Count. Single birds in many areas pushed the number of species to 43 an admirable number for the conditions. The 4,010 individuals birds counted was due mainly to large numbers of four species: snow birds (1,171) European starlings (505), common crows (481) and blue jays (363). They made up 62 per cent of the total birds counted. We added one new species to the count in an unusual way. A common loon was grounded late in the evening of Dec. 13 and released at Chenaux on count day: catch and release. The 154 dark-eyed juncos placed seventh in the count and set a new record. Only two water birds were counted – the common loon and a Canada goose. We counted 1100 geese in 2012. Birds of prey were well down from previous counts: one Cooper’s hawk (four in 2006), three rough-legged hawks (45 in 2006), one red-tailed hawk (14 in 2000) one bald eagle (six in 2006 and 2012). Snow cover was the main case of low the numbers. The northern shrike did a bit better with three birds four fewer than their record counts in 1991 and 2001. Upland birds were at a premium on count day. Only 12 ruffed grouse were seen (51 in 2004) and ten grey partridge of a covey of 14 were seen (40 in 1991). Wild turkeys placed eighth with 128 (728 in 2010) birds counted. Rock pigeons were down to 203 from a high in 1998 of 703. Mourning doves were down to 177 birds seen from a high of 681 in 2006. The pigeons and doves placed fifth and sixth in the count. Owls although never seen in large numbers were represented by four species one great horned, one snowy and one barred owl the most ever seen on count day was three. There have been more snowys seen in the area than for several years. Woodpeckers showed a sharp decline in numbers: six pileated woodpeckers were seen (13 in 1994), 34 hairy woodpeckers (117 in 1999) and 46 downy woodpeckers (84 in 2004). For the first time since the count began in 1988 there were more downys counted than hairys in the count. Six horned larks, the member of this family we have, were seen down from 24 in 2006. The clever ones of the Corvidae family were rep-

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Author presents OPP: Someone to watch over you Community - In Someone to Watch Over You, children (Grades 4 to 7) learn about members of the Ontario Provincial Police, the third largest deployed police force in North America and familiar sights in their black cruisers in northern Ontario and small towns. Someone to Watch Over You features five children who learn what happens on patrol on a rainy night.. Observe the action that takes place when someone becomes lost. Follow a canine team as they hunt for fugitives. Be on hand on a drug raid. Gain a glimpse of how a family might be helped when in trouble.

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News - With glacial winter temperatures upon us, could you survive if your vehicle left you stranded for several hours? Have you packed an emergency kit for your vehicle? The cold weather brings challenges to Canadian drivers that you really should plan for in the event of an emergency. A well-equipped winter emergency kit should contain: several blankets, mitts and hats, a candle in a can and waterproof matches, energy bars, water, a shovel, scraper, wind-up flashlight, and a whistle. Maintain your vehicle in good working or-

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Renfrew OPP officers responded to 13 domestic disputes during one week recently. One female was charged with two counts of break and enter, and one count of resisting arrest; one male was charged with possession of marijuana; one male was charged with assault and

Children will also learn how officers are recruited and can try some of the tests officers take to prove they can do the job. Michael Barnes lives in Haliburton, not far from the OPP general headquarters in Orillia. He has been a volunteer with the OPP for many years, and is an honorary inspector. His books on policing may be found in your local library. They include Dedication to Duty: OPP Officers Who Died Serving Ontario, published by General Store Publishing House. Someone to Watch Over You is also published by General Store Publishing House in Renfrew and retails for $12.

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If you are a landlord or tenant having a problem or concern then the Landlord Tenant Board may be able to assist you. Their role is to provide information on the Residential Tenancies Act and to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants. Their aim is to provide balanced and timely dispute resolution. People often will contact the police when they feel they are not being treated fairly, but the role of the police is to refer the parties to the Landlord Tenant

Const. Sylvie Caouette is investigating after a complainant reported a male defrauded them of more than $2,600. A fraudulent or stolen cheque was produced and the complainant agreed to assist the suspect in cashing the cheque. The victim cashed the cheque and forwarded the funds to the suspect. The bank later confirmed the cheque was not valid. There is a suspect in the case and the investigation is continuing.

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Located at Thompson Park, Mobile consists of KIT, LR, 1-4pc bath, 2 BDR plus large family room. F.A. Oil plus air tight stove. Asking $59,900. MLS#867043. Call Ross Peever 613.433.1133





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Turn at Tim Horton’s on O’Brien Rd and proceed to Otteridge Ave. (follow my signs) - Hope to see you at this new model home!!! MLS # 880079 Helen Vincent 613.432.0058




22 GALLAGHER RD. 2 storey with beautiful interior. KIT with NEW floors, DR with NEW Patio door leading to back deck, LR. 2nd Floor 3 BDR plus oversized 1 -5 pc bath, fully finished basement, several outbuildings. Asking $159,100. Great Starter Home! MLS#891040. Call Ross 613.4331133 for details.

256 JAMES ST. Asking $176,000 for this 4 BR home, with 2 baths, hardwood floors, in a great neighbourhood. MLS# 894447. Call Peter for Details.



655 CULHANE RD. Recently updated 3 bedroom home located in a private setting just minutes from town. Tons of upgrades just recently finished. New floors, paint, bathrooms, and a brand new propane furnace. Private rear yard with large deck. Large rec room on lower level. MLS# 893598 Call David to view 613.401.2824

SALE PENDING 3 BDR brick bungalow, KIT, LR with brick fireplace(wood burning) Full basement, central air, most windows have been replaced. Large workshop with basement, Paved Driveway. Asking $212,000 MLS# 894004 Call Ross 613.433.1133 for details.



23 JENNIER LANE. Asking $24,900 for this 2 BR mobile home, requires some finishing interior work, large master bedroom. MLS# 893693. Call Peter for more information 613.432.0319


D L O S 1615 EADY RD.

6117 HIGHWAY 132, DACRE $159,900. Large home that has undergone major updates since 2009. New kitchen, wiring, flooring etc. Call David today to view. 613-401-2824.

66 CORONATION STREET Come and see this family home with me! 3 bedrooms - finished basement - well designed main floor plan - open concept living - 2 baths - large newer deck at the rear - Call Helen to view at 432-0058 MLS#893363


Asking $289,900 for this spacious and immaculate 4 Bedroom family home minutes from town. Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information

189 GOLF COURSE RD. MCNAB /BRAESIDE TWP Zoned Mostly Rural with some environmental Protection. Property is all bush with cedar, pine etc . There is known public road frontways. Call Ross Peever 613.433.1133 for details

298 BARR STREET Large residential lot 100’ x 100’ - privacy - 3 storey fully finished deluxe accommodation - 3 full baths - gorgeous living areas - 2 fireplaces hardwood - well equipped kitchen and eating area - gas heat. MLS#881150. Come and see this with me - Helen at 432-0058

398 CHARLES ST. 850 HYNDFORD RD. Asking only $82,500 for this affordable 4 BR home on spacious lot minutes from Douglas. MLS# 889594, call Peter or David for details.

A 4 level split level deluxe 3 bedroom home - completely redone form “top to bottom” - 2 full baths- private rear yard with perennial gardens - new gas furnace - beautifully finished home for you to see. Call Helen at 432-0058. MLS#859145


167 RAGLAN ST. 2 ½ storey brick home, new modern KIT with new cupboards, island, lighting, cook top stove, garden door to patio, plus 1 2 pc bath. 2nd Floor: 3 BDR, 1-4pc bath. Attic on 3rd level. Full unfinished basement with F.A. Gas furnace new in 2010. 1 car detached garage. MLS#881855 Call Ross for details 613.433.1133 $159,900

91 HARVEY’S CRESCENT; ADMASTON Raised bungalow in very good condition. Featuring Kit, DR, LR, 1-4pc bath, plus MBR. Lower level rec room, BDR, & laundry room. Large deck off DR, separate storage shed, fully insulated. Paved back drive. Lot 100 x 217. Call Ross Peever 613.433.1133

552 RAGLAN ST. S. Commercial and residential occupancy at this address - one of Renfrew’s best locations - two levels of living space and the second level provides an excellent revenue package - first level can be commercially occupied or can support residential living - 3 car garage - large parking area at the rear - second level has a nice deck - gas heat. Call Helen to view at 432-0058. MLS#889640





1 ½ Storey vinyl sided home with 1 car detached garage. Eat-in Kit, LR with gas fireplace, office, & family room and MBR on 1st level. 2nd Level: 2 BDR, 1 – 3 pc bath. Screened in porch and paved drive. Asking $102,500 Call Ross for details 613.433.1133

Beautiful brand new 3 bedroom home just built. This home will impress with so many features. Beautiful open concept with gas 2 sided fireplace. Large master with ensuite and walk in closet. 3rd bedroom on ground level with another large den and 3rd bath. Very private rear yard and ICF foundation. Central A/C. MLS#889762. Call David today to view.

221 PINNACLE RD. Asking $284,900 for this newer 4 BR home, 2 baths, finished basement, open concept, gleaming hardwood floors. Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information .


1,800 Sq ft home. Complete ICF Construction. Super Efficient Radiant Floor Heating, High End Finishes. Sought after location. Call David Vincent 613.401.2824.



2967 CALABOGIE RD., SPRINGTOWN Wait until you see what this property has to offer - 250 feet of waterfront - yr round accommodation for you and your family - 3 bedrooms on first level plus 2 baths - spacious living room with wood fireplace, dining room and kitchen and laundry - lower level has walk out basement and finished family room with deluxe stove - large workshop - 3rd bathroom - manicured grounds! Call Helen to see this at 432-0058 MLS#875915


140 FERGUSLEA RD Asking $325,000 for this immaculate 3 BR solid stone home, bonus room upstairs and attached garage. MLS# 891038. Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information.

LOTS FOR SALE 2 – 2 Acre Lots on Holmes Rd --------------------------------------------

CASTLEFORD RD, HORTON TOWNSHIP One of Kind! Property located just past Bruce St exit on County Rd 20. Fully serviced and surveyed. Creek located at front of property, land is flat at the front gently rolling toward the back which is great for overlooking the area. Don’t miss this one if looking for location with many possibilities! Asking $149,999 Call Ross 613.433.1133 for details


Now asking $349,900, Waterfront home with four bedrooms and addition plus large garage. MLS#881737 Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information.

PINNACLE ROAD 4 Building Lots Easy Access To Town - Paved Road Right To Your Door Severed And Surveyed. Call Helen 613.432.0058 --------------------------------------------

4108 CALABOGIE RD., HWY 508 SPRINGTOWN AREA 13 BILL HODGINS WAY Asking $289,900 for this 3 BR log cabin in the Peaks Village, walkout finished basement, access to lake. MLS# 891972. Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information.

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Acreage and fine living at this address! 4 bedroom custom built 2 storey home - perched on the hill overlooking the Madawaska River main level has family room with fireplace and living room with fireplace - office/den - working and eatin kitchen - 4 season porch at the rear a truly lovely address and home! MLS#891191. Call Peter at 432-0319 or Helen at 432-0058

140 QUEEN ST., EGANVILLE 2 storey home - large lot - corner location - great hwy access MLS#884737. Call Helen at 432-0058.

Building Lots on Partidge Dr in Calabogie.

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ABBY HALL Jaguar Journal

2014 resolutions

Community - With the beginning of the New Year comes a fresh start and a clean slate. At the start of the year, many people make resolutions, and I am no different. As a student, I have the usual resolutions – to make studying a priority, actually do my homework and put more of a focus on academics – resolutions I know I probably won’t keep. This year, however, I thought about some new resolutions that we, as students, should really be making. My first resolution is to find joy in learning again. After almost 13 years of school, my brain is a little tired of taking information in, and it has become a chore. I remember how proud I would be to come home and tell my parents what we did in school that day. I want to rediscover that curiosity again. My second resolution is to find more ways to be involved in the school and community. For many of us, high school is just four long years to struggle through before we get to begin our


lives. I have realized just how much more enjoyable these years are when I can meet new people and try different things. My last resolution for this year is to get to know my school a little better. I have met so many wonderful staff members and students, and I know there are many more. Before I leave high school, I would like to create new friendships and memories. It seems like my parents always say that these are the best years of my life, and I should be enjoying them. In my opinion, enjoyment is difficult when I have assignments, tests and upcoming exams to worry about. I believe that making an effort to see these resolutions through will help me see what is really important – learning how to learn, making new friendships, and growing emotionally and spiritually. I wish everyone a happy, healthy, blessed New Year. 2013 was a fantastic year for SJHS, and we have many things to look forward to in 2014!

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Students in the photo are, from left, Sydney Marier, Emily Moore, Sam Galbraith and Alex Stafford.


Festive cheer at Renfrew Collegiate Community - RCI was filled with festive cheer and fun activities the week before Christmas Break. Each day students and staff were encouraged to dress up so their home rooms could add additional points to their house colours. Monday students wore pyjamas, Tuesday revealed ugly Christmas sweaters, Wednesday was Santa Hat

Day and the last day before the break, was red and green day. During the week students also participated in a door decorating contest, a milk and cookie relay, an egg nog relay and even a Santa Relay. The week concluded with a concert celebrating the talents of RCI and RCIS staff and students.

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128 OTTERIDGE AVE Sunday, Jan. 12th 2-4 p.m. Host: Helen Vincent 613.432.0058

1029 HUMPRIES ROAD Sunday, January 12 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Host: Kelly Derue, Broker EXPLORER REALTY INC. 613-433-2681

Sunday, Jan. 12th 2-4 p.m. Host: Helen Vincent 613.432.0058

365 MCLEAN ST Saturday, January 11 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Host: Kelly Derue, Broker EXPLORER REALTY INC. 613-433-2681

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OPEN HOUSE Sunday Jan 12th 2-4pm BRAND NEW 128 OTTERIDGE 2 Bedroom Bungalow Asking $199,900 Turn at Tim Horton’s on O’Brien Rd & follow my signs. Hope to see you there!

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Wing shows its community support The Royal Canadian Air Force Association 433 Champlain Wing contributed $23,000 to the community prior to its Dec. 18 Christmas bingo. In front row, from left, are Louise Cracknell, $500 Renfrew County Branch of the United Ostomy Support Group Ottawa Inc.; Jennifer Creeden, $500 Community Living Renfrew County South; Mary-Ellen McNulty, $500 Special Olympics; and Emily Hass, $1,000 Hospice Renfrew. Standing are Mark Shannon, $7,000 for 653 Champlain Air Cadet Squadron; Jane Gaul, $3,500 TLC Committee; Sandra Fredette, $1,000 Renfrew and District Food Bank; Frank Belanger, coach Special Olympics; Barb Desilets, $1,000 Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation dialysis unit; Susan McGregor, $500 Renfrew and Area Seniors Home Support; and RCAF 433 Champlain Wing second vice president Suzanne Lachambre and president Dan Duchene. Also receiving financial support from the Wing are Carefor Health & Community Services transportation program, $250; Renfrew County Regional Science & Tech Fair, $250; Salvation Army, $500; Alzheimer Society of Ottawa & Renfrew County, $500; Arthritis Society, $500; and Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre, $500. PETER CLARK/METROLAND

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454 NEW ST. • Charming 2 + 1 bedroom home with single detached garage • Newer windows, siding, roof & gas furnace • Large eat-in kitchen, a main floor bedroom, finished family room in lower level $172,500 MLS#886205

1205A GRANT ROAD • 47 ACRES to explore and enjoy • 1 + 2 Bedroom Home/Cottage with some finishing work to be done. • Drilled well and septic installed, wood stove. Extremely Private $139,000 MLS#892381

598 MCLEOD RD. • Beautiful, private treed lot for this 3 bedroom brick home • Spacious kitchen, separate dining room, gas fireplace, updated baths • Immediate Occupancy and close to Beach and Ski Hill/Golf Course $285,000 MLS#887732


177 FLAT RD. • ACREAGE with custom log home! • 100 Acres, 70 with hardwood & 30 acres of field. 3 Bedrooms, living, family & rec. room. • Pool, hot tub & workshop. Your own resort! $474,500 MLS#848629

1164 DICKSON RD. • 180 Acres ~ Fabulous recreational grounds and hobby farm • 2 Bedroom Home completely refurbished in 2003 with addition and party-sized deck. • Trails, pond, small lake, drive-shed, horse barn, 2 paddocks and so much more $625,000 MLS#887313


55 LEFTY LANE • Spacious with 4 Bedrooms, 3 baths, cathedral ceiling, stone fireplace, games room, family & living room • Situated on 2.44 Acres with easy access to water & attractive landscaping • Double attached garage + det garage w/ workshop $799,000 MLS#882588


262 LYNN ST. • Traditional Century Home with a hip & trendy flair • Brick 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, single garage • Updates include: windows, fireplace, gas furnace, central air, some flooring, fenced yard and drywall. $215,000 MLS#889636

167 RENFREW AVE. • Well maintained 2 bedroom garden home in a great location within walking distance to downtown. • Economical to heat/cool. Natural gas and central air. Ceramic tile in kitchen/entrance and all appliances included. • Patio doors lead to raised back deck overlooking the large backyard. Single attached garage with inside entry $194,500 MLS#893896

1528 WHITTON RD. • Spacious 3 bedroom home situated on 14.43 Acres on the outskirts of Renfrew • Attached double garage and detached 32’ x 50’ heated garage • New Propane furnace and Central Air. Hardwood throughout, Custom cherry kitchen with island $447,500 MLS#894234

51 ASTROLABE • Spacious 4 Bedroom brick home with addition • Lrg dine-in kit., fam room with woodstove, new roof, 3 bathrooms + main fl laundry. • Gorgeous country views & walking distance to main street Cobden. Wired for fiber optics. Wonderful location for commuters close to Hwy#17 $199,900 MLS#870226

181 COOPER HILL RD. • Desirable Waterfront Home • Fully furnished with 2 + 1 bedrooms & 3 baths, two 2-bay detached garages • Many updates include propane fireplace, roof, windows, flooring and the list goes on. A must see! $399,500 MLS#842965

245 BASSWOOD AVE. • Spacious 3 + 2 bedroom bungalow • Family friendly neighbourhood. Close to hospital and easy access to Hwy #17 • Natural gas heat, central air, 2 baths & fully fenced back yard for the animals or kids $170,000 MLS#878206

ORIOLE TRAIL WATERFRONT 87.5’ X 217’ $52,000 MLS#857545 15572 HWY #17 1.57 ACRES $29,900 MLS#878478 RUTTAN RD 2.24 ACRES $47,500 MLS#866594 61 CARNEGIE CRES 2.4 ACRES $49,900 MLS#881145 108 CRESTVIEW DR 100 FT X 234 FT $46,900 MLS#882852




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772 ABERDEEN ST. • Fabulous location & fabulous price for this newer garden home • Pride of Ownership throughout. Hardwood & ceramic flooring, full bath + ensuite. 2 bedrooms, Deslaurier custom cabinets, open concept design • Attached single garage. Stainless steel appliances included $229,900 MLS#872932

173 PATRICK AVE. • 3 Bedroom, 1 ½ Storey home completely revamped. Immediate Occupancy • Brand new kitchen & bath, newer windows, doors, plumbing, some electrical, flooring, deck & concrete walk! • Master and bath on main floor. $169,500 MLS#884063

293 LOCHIEL ST. • Centre town property with a variety of uses • Lower level completely revamped in 07. Main living area is currently on the lower level. The main floor features the recreation room & one bedroom. • If you are looking for space close to downtown put this one on your list! $215,000 MLS#885512

806 CHENAUX RD. • Great location for commuters. 2 + 1 bedroom bungalow • Country living with paved road. Private deck & pool • Finished lower level. Great for commuters $194,500 MLS#867870 24 The Renfrew Mercury EMC - Thursday, January 9, 2014


RENFREW 29 Raglan St. South 613-432-2100

Morris Eady

Kelly Derue

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29 Raglan St. S., Renfrew, ON K7V 1P8 Each office is independently owned and operated


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Duplex In A Great Location With Large Garage. Gas Heat. Call Vince Johnston: 613-433-2254

New Build, Two Bedroom Home On Large Lot. Maintenance Free Exterior With Two Covered Decks. Open Concept, Custom Kitchen. A MUST SEE!!!! Call Charlene To View: 613-433-4082





$76,900 $124,900


Cute 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home. Walking Distance To Downtown. Gas Heat. Call Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041


Why Pay Rent??? Affordable 2 Bedroom Home, Close To Hospital And Easy Access To Highway 17. Call Kelly To View: 613-433-2681



Corner Lot, 47 Feet x 100 Feet. Call Morris Eady Direct: 613-432-1830 or Office: 613-432-2100





2 Bedroom Bungalow With Oversized 2 Car Garage. Gas Heat. Updated Paint & Flooring. Nice Sized Lot. Call Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041





Duplex In A Great Location. Bottom Unit Has 2 Bedrooms. Top Unit Offers 3 Units, Separate Gas Heat And Electrical. Tenants Pay Utilities. Call Vince Johnston: 613-433-2254




New Two Bedroom Bungalow On Beautiful Ravine Lot. ICF Foundation, Hardwood/Ceramic Floors, 2 Full Baths, Attached Insulated Garage. For Appointment, Call Morris Eady At 613-432-1830.




3 Bedroom, 2 Storey Home On A 100 x 100 Lot. Open Kitchen Eating Area. Family Room With Gas Fireplace. Separate Living Room. Call Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041



$219,900 $239,900


Choose Charm And Character! Large Family Home On Quiet Residential Street. 4 Plus Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Main Floor Family Room. Call Kelly To View: 613-433-2681



Only 7 Years Old, This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Bungalow Deserves A Look! Nice Kitchen. Hardwood Floors. Sunroom Off Dining Area. Gas Heat. Call Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041




-1.5 Acre Commercial Property -40 x 60 Garage With Overhead Crane -3 Phase 600 Amp Electrical -Great Visibility & High Traffic Area Call Vince Johnston: 613-433-2254



3 Bedroom, Fully Renovated Bungalow Under 5 Minutes To Town. Oversized 2 Car Insulated Garage With Gas Heat. Nice Landscaping. Call Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041


$479,500 $239,900 MLS#850235 2 Buildings, 2 residential units, 2 commercial units. Sale includes laundry mat business, also a new build garage. Call Vince Johnston 613-433-2254


Waterfront On The Madawaska. 4 Bedroom Home, Open Concept, Up To Date & Well Decorated. Sitting On A Large Private Lot. 2 Car Detached Garage. Call Morris Eady: 613-432-2100 or 613-432-1830




- Investment Opportunity - Foundry With Large Garage And Duplex - Great Income Potential Call Vince Johnston: 613-433-2254





$339,900 MLS#889205

New 2 Or 3 Bedroom, 1660 Square Foot Bungalow With Attached Garage. Gas Heat, Central Air, Main Floor Laundry. Master Bedroom With Ensuite Bath & Walk-In Closest. Call Morris To View: 613-432-1830.


4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Bungalow. Finished Basement With Separate Entrance And Its Own Kitchen Makes A Great Granny Suite. New Propane Furnace. Separate Work Shop. Call Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041

Completion Date of January 31, 2014.

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Saturday, January 11 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday, January 12 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

MLS#886710 $144,900 Your Host: Kelly Derue, Broker 613-433-2681

MLS#892470 $369,900 Your Host: Kelly Derue, Broker 613-433-2681

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I welcome your weekend call on any listed property

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Healthy donations Karen Corbin, right front, of the Arnprior and District Breast Cancer Support Group presents a $2,000 donation to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Corbin is one of several Renfrew area members of the group. RVH Foundation representative Barb Desilets accepts the contribution as members of the support group look on. The presentation was made just prior to the breast cancer support group’s Christmas luncheon and get-together at the Galilee Centre in Arnprior Dec. 8. The group also presented $2,000 each to Arnprior Regional Health and Hospice Renfrew. Below left, Arnprior and District Breast Cancer Support Group representative Karen Corbin, right, presents a $2,000 donation to Hospice Renfrew. Accepting the money is Connie Legg of Hospice Renfrew, a residential hospice that serves the whole region. JOHN CARTER PHOTOS/METROLAND



After missing a few hair appointments with Erin Pasco of Erin’s Hair Trends and Authentics, it was suggested to William Makort that he grow his hair for the fight against cancer. With the help of Pasco, Makort was more than happy to oblige.

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Makort makes most of missed hair cuts Staff

Community - It all began when William Makort missed a few hair appointments with Erin Pasco of Erin’s Hair Trends and Authentics, and someone exclaimed “why don’t you grow your hair for cancer?” That sparked an idea. “One and a half years later, with my hair to the middle of my shoulderblades, it was time to donate,” Makort said. “While I am unable to provide names, I dedicate my donation to two women who know who they are and what they mean to me.” Cancer Canada, in association with Pantene Beautiful Lengths, has a great program that accepts hair to create wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment. “While it was a lot of work to maintain my hair, it was my way to help bring awareness to the issue,” Makort said. “I received a lot of different looks, but as for those who asked or commented on the length of my hair, I was able to raise awareness by explaining what I was doing. “Donating my hair was one thing, but it was the continued repetition of my personal project that was fulfilling.” Makort invites anyone to consider making such a donation to help in this ongoing project.

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Country living close to town! This 1260 square foot home was built in 2010. Easy access to highway 17 and approx. 5 minutes from the Renfrew Shopping Centres. Lot size is approximately 150 x 296 (just under an acre). Open concept living with two plus one bedrooms, two and ½ baths and main floor laundry. Master bedroom has an ensuite and walk in closet. Home features an oversized attached garage and 27’ above ground salt water pool. Please call (613) 432-4829 R0012500752

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cookies made by kitchen staff at RVH and served by the elves of the Assisted Living Program and Santa himself. Ongoing support from the team at Scott & Sons Hardware added to the event. Gifts continue to come in and funds are key to support capital needs at RVH, where each year the equipment list exceeds a million dollars. You make a difference when you choose RVH.


The efforts of many made this year’s Tree of Lights another special celebration. The magic began days earlier with the trimming of the tree by the RVH maintenance team with the help of a bucket truck donated by Yemen Electric. The magic continued as Santa made his way from the sleigh in the window of Scott & Sons Hardware and the tree was lit in Low Square. Children were treated to hot chocolate, compliments of Tim Horton’s, and RVH tree

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THE RCDSB IS ISSUING A REQUEST FOR TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF A NEW EMERGENCY GENERATOR AT MACKENZIE COMMUNITY SCHOOL, DEEP RIVER, ON. A MANDATORY site visit is scheduled for Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:00:00am at MacKenzie Community School, 87 Brockhouse Way, Deep River, ON. Only those bidders who attend the mandatory site visit and have their attendance recorded will be eligible to submit a bid.

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Now is the time to start planning for College for the fall of 2014. Come to our beautiful waterfront campus and learn about available fall programs, how to apply, financial assistance, academic upgrading, continuing education classes, and more.

W EDNESDAY, J ANUARY 15,, 2014 7 p.m. – Room 122 (1st Floor) - 1 College Way, Pembroke Bachelor of Science in Nursing (4-yr. degree) Computer Systems Technician (Co-op) Culinary Skills / Chef Training Environmental Technician NEW Pre-Health Science General Arts and Science Motive Power Technician Apprenticeship (Co-op) Outdoor Adventure Naturalist (Co-op) Personal Support Worker Practical Nursing Social Service Worker

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Consider volunteering as a 2014 New Year resolution Renfrew and Area Seniors Home Support

Community - As we bring in the New Year 2014 I would like to wish everyone a prosperous and safe 2014. Here at the Seniors Home Support Office we are busy getting ready for another year of volunteering and fundraising. New Years is a time of resolutions and if you have made a resolution for a healthier life in 2014, you may want to consider volunteering as research is showing that volunteering has many positive health benefits including overall better health and lower rates of heart disease. Along with the positive physical benefits, volunteers have reported an increase in mental health due to a personal sense of accomplishment. Volunteers also have lower rates of depression and live longer. Like our Home Support agency, many organizations rely on volunteers and there are a variety of opportunities available in our community.


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Community – The Arnprior Public Library is prepared to make significant cuts in wake of McNabBraeside pulling out of the service agreements and leaving a $44,000 hole in its budget. Cuts to staff, services and events were laid out at Arnprior’s town budget consultation Dec. 11. Councillors heard from seven delegations at the meeting, many asking for the same level of funding as last year; others such as the library are asking for a roughly cost of inflation – 2.5 per cent – increase. The library board is asking the town for $299,000 to meet its 2014 operating budget of $369,000. Chief librarian Karen DeLuca said payroll will be cut from $324,803 to $299,609. (Comparable libraries in Renfrew and Perth pay $360,260 and $358,100 respectively.)



Derek Dunn



Bracing for cuts

If you enjoy seniors and would like to get to know some interesting people and learn more about our community you should consider becoming a Volunteer Driver or a Friendly Visitor with us. Friendly visitors are asked to give an hour or two a week to spend some time with a senior/adult with disabilities and volunteer drivers can accept drives as their schedule allows. If you are interested in volunteering, please give our office a call at 613-432-7691 or download an application form from our website (www. We hope to see you at our Trivia Night on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. in The Wing Lounge. Test your knowledge while having fun at our Trivia Night, make a team of your own (six individuals) or sign up as an individual or smaller group and we will place you on a team. Saturday, Feb. 15 we will be hosting a spaghetti supper at The Tea Room. To join us for either event, call the office to make your reservation.


Susan McGregor

Three students in Kim Cluett’s Grade 4 class at Queen Elizabeth Public School decided to dress up in the opposite gender after they raised more than $100 for the Arnprior Humane Society and Valley Animal Rescue. From left are Emma White, Sam Buxton and Rachel McCallum. The Grade 4 class, as a whole, raised in excess of $400.

Event Starts Today!

555 O’Brien Road, Renfrew

Friday, Jan. 10th to Thursday, Jan. 16th 2014.


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has an opening for an independent route sales person based in the Ottawa West area (including Carleton Place and Perth) Candidates must be energetic and driven to grow sales in this established, protected territory. Investment is required. Please submit resume to mycareer@

HUNTER SAFETY HUNTER SAFETY Canadian Firearms Course. Courses and exams held throughout the year. Will do Private groups as well. Call Kevin 613.432.5192






For Rent, Bachelor apt in Arnprior, includes fridge & stove & parking. Seeking type with proof of employment, disability or pension. $540/month. Leave ARNPRIOR ALWAYS message at 613-646-2897 CLEAN, MODERN Secure 1&2 Bedroom apts. on Large 1 bedroom apt in First Avenue. Fridge, quiet adult building, 2nd stove, parking incl. Dis- floor downtown Renfrew. counts for mature tenants. Fridge & stove, first & last $500 plus Hydro. 623-8537 after 6pm 432.4456 Arnprior: Available April 1st, 3 bedroom - 2 bath- One bedroom plus a child’s bedroom house in rooms finished basement Gas fireplace, 5 appliances Arnprior, walking distance to schools & downtown Central air - Garage shopping. Asking $850.00/ $1,200.00 + utilities month plus utilities. Please Non-smokers please. contact Greg Townley BroJoanne - 613-229-4352 ker of Record, Mather InConvenient Downtown lo- surance and Real Estate cation in Arnprior.2nd 613-282-7125. floor 1 bedrm apt. $700./month & 2 bedrm PENTHOUSE style 2 bedapt. $725./month includes room now available in Arnwater & parking. Tenant prior, reduced to $995. For pays gas & hydro, Please viewing go to Kijiji call Greg Townley Broker Ad#470258683 of Record, Mather Insu- or call 613-229-1850 rance & Real Estate RENFREW - 3 bedroom 613-282-7125. townhouse, brand new Cute, cozy 2 bedroom apt, renovated (one of the 3 central location, available bedrooms on main floor Feb 1. 717.2571 or also suitable for a family room); washer and dryer 433.5937 hook-up; gas heat; 2 priDOWNTOWN ARNPRIOR vate entrance doors (front 1 bedroom, heat included. and back), outside sitting $575+hydro. First and last, area; parking, snowplowno smoking, no pets, em- ing and mowing included, ployment reference. 2 min. from downtown Renfrew, quiet neighbor613-433-6000 hood. $850 plus utilities (approx.. $150 per FOR RENT, Available month), last month rent. immediately, 2-two Ph. 613-281-3575. bedroom apartments, overlooking Madawaska River. Quiet area, close FOR RENT to downtown, well maintained, 121 Russell Street Arnprior, $824/month +utilities, first and last months rent. 613-623-4531

1 Bedroom Apartment in Arnprior. Very clean, quiet building. Near the Grove. Recently renovated. Hardwood floors. Non-smoking, no pets, hydro extra. $675.00 Call Merrickville, across from (613) 623-0395. BUSINESS SERVICES Canal locks, park and Blockhouse. 2 storey 1 Bedroom Apartmentbuilding with patio, park- Towne Centre-$675 Jan ACCOUNTING ing, large lot. 1/14. Two minute walk CHRONICLE DIAMOND 613-292-8930. from downtown, mature AWARD WINNER tenants only, 2nd floor, no 2009, 2010 & 2011 Prime Commercial Space pets, 613-623-0866. Saturn Accounting available immediately, Services 613-832-4699 Main St. Renfrew. Parking 15 John St. S. Arnprior. lot available and wheel- Second floor, 2 bedroom Carpentry, Repairs, Rec chair access. Call for de- apt, heat and water includRooms, Decks, etc. Rea- tails. 613.432.1911 ed. Close to downtown & sonable rates, 25 years exshopping centers. Mature perience. 613-832-2540 adult living, $775/month. No dogs. 613.875.5362. FITNESS & HIRE HANDS HEALTH ICE & SNOW REMOVER, 2 BEDROOM Apt, fridge, FREE ESTIMATE stove, heat, parking inRoofs, sidewalks, drive- New Miracle Weight Loss cluded. Tenant pays hydro. ways. Big or small we do product. Guaranteed to $790+hydro. For viewing it all. Also house repairs, work for you. I’ve lost 200 call or text 613-899-6595 30 years experience. pounds and I’ll be your or call 613-800-3579 weight loss Disabled and seniors dis- personal count. 613-623-9840 coach. Free info pack: 2 bedroom apt, main floor, 613-200-1523 email: huge backyard & porch. 2 Doug blocks to main st of Renfrew but very quiet on dead end. $850 per month CARD OF THANKS includes water. Tenant pays gas heat & hydro. FOR RENT First & last & references. Available Feb. 1 or March to suit tenant. 1 and 2 bedroom apt, 71 1 Sullivan Cres Arnprior. 613.471.1396 Available now, includes heat, water, fridge, stove 2 bedroom apt open conand parking. Laundry on cept with sky lights, top site. $645/$745 Info floor, 248 Lynn St. Ren819.773.2620 frew, $720 plus heat & hydro 613.433.5937 1 BEDROOM, 106 John Street Arnprior, 2nd floor 2 BEDROOM CONDO, above Sew Inspired , 620 clean, quiet and bright, sq. Quiet center town loca- Campbell Court, 124 Dantion, available immediate- iel St, S, Arnprior, secure ly. AC, fridge and stove, no building, non-smoking, 5 pets, first and last appliances, parking includ$675/month plus utilities. ed. $960 per month, close Day 613-623-4979 even- to shopping. Call ings 613-623-5920 613-623-6498

2 BEDROOM spacious apartment. $650 plus utilities. Lochiel St Renfrew. Newly renovated. 613-432-0144



Tandem loads of mixed Hardwood 8ft lengths $850.00 and up per load, delivered. Call 613.432.1189 or 613.432.0434

COMMERCIAL SPACE, on busy Madawaska Street, Arnprior. almost 500 sq ft, $735 (taxes included) plus hydro and hot water. 613-623-9282

Thank you


Jack & Marilyn Abercrombie



KANATA Available Immediately


Renfrew, central location, recently renovated 3 BR, LR, DR, full kitchen (no appliances) private drive and yard. Quiet neighbourhood. $890 plus utilities. First/last and references required. 613.292.7323

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837

Stock Clerk (Part-Time) Receive and stock merchandise and inventory at the location. Will assist customers with carry in and carry out of merchandise. Clean the store at opening and closing. Team player with excellent customer service skills. Must be able to multi-task. Earn $500/weekly. Resumes to

ACOUSTIC GUITAR lessons taught by teacher with 18 years experience. Located between Arnprior and Pakenham. County and popular music. All ages and levels. Please call Shelley at 613-623-8612

RENFREW small 1 bedroom partially furnished, first&last, $475+utilities, references, parking no pets 613-623-4747 SEMI-DETACHED, 30 Ashbury Street, Arnprior, Available January 1. 3 bedroom, 1 full bath, 2 half baths, finished basement, 5 appliances, central air, n o n - s m o k e r s , $1300/month+util. 613-836-8067 SMALL Bachelor apartment, includes heat, hydro, fridge, countertop stove, satellite, Internet access, $700/month references required. Braeside 613-623-0680 TWO BEDROOM apartment on Madawaska St., Arnprior. Fridge, stove, and parking. Second floor, NO PETS, $725+hydro and hot water. 613-623-9282 1 bedroom apartment for rent on 2nd floor of historic Renfrew home. $650 per month includes all utilities, parking and private entrance. Call Bujold Properties 613.432.0789

FOR SALE Compare your next insurance renewal with our rates. We could surprise you! We put service first. Eady Insurance. 613-432-8543, 1-888-275-3239


$7,500.00 - 1997 Honda Civic, 4 door, saftied in Oct/13, 4 new tires installed then, 225,000km. Selling as is. Contact 613.433.9298

HELP WANTED Production Artist -A career opportunity –we’re looking for an experienced production artist to become a Nunatsiaq News layout artist in a stable and successful group of companies. Our companies publish Nunatsiaq News, serving 40 communities across the Arctic in print and on the web, and operate Ayaya Marketing and Communications, a prominent northern advertising agency. This position is in Ottawa. Experience in newspaper and advertising layout experience a must. Experience preparing financial quotations for newspaper and web advertisers an asset. Competitive compensation, benefits, flexible hours and profit-sharing. Our websites are at and Send resume to David Roberts, HELP WANTED, Part time delivery person, apply in person, Mama Rosa Restaurant, Arnprior. 613-622-0022








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Rita Stewart and family would like to thank everyone for their kindness, compassion and generosity for helping us through this difficult time. Your support was overwhelming, to all of you we are forever grateful. Special thanks to Grace St. Andrew’s United Church, Arnprior Hospital neighbours and friends.


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3 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 baths, 2 appliances, unfinished basement, one parking spot. $1071 per month plus utilities.



We wish to thank our many friends, relatives and neighbours who celebrated our 50th Anniversary with us. We appreciated the lovely cards and gifts too. It was a wonderful party. Special thanks to Mel & Ani, Kirk & Jen, Nancy & Josh for all the planning and arranging. Also thank you to Carla and Sherrill, Nancy’s friends who helped with decorating. Ani did a superb job of our 50th album and also our remembrance video.


Voortman Cookies


FRIDAY NIGHT Friday Jan 10th @ 8pm Dale Yuke Friday Jan 17th @ 8pm Bahoo & the Brat

Be a Willis Graduate…Don’t Compete with One!


Saturday Jan 18th @ 9pm Brock Zeman CD Release Party Friday Jan 24th @ 8pm Dennis Meilleur & Dany Pallen Friday Jan 31st @ 8pm Jordan Dubeau 409 Stewart St., Renfrew


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Eddie Vance wish to invite you to celebrate Eddie’s 90th Birthday Saturday Jan. 18th 2014 1:00-4:00pm Location: Kanata Legion-Branch 636 70 Hines Road, Kanata, Ont HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!! CLR494086-0109


HUNTING SUPPLIES Hunter Safety/Canadian Fire-arms Courses and exams throughout the year. Held once a month at Carp. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.

FINANCIAL / INCOME TAX Dog Sitting- Experienced retired breeder providing lots of TLC. My home. Smaller dogs only. References available. $17-$20 daily Marg 613-721-1530 www.




Chad and Jenny Mullen are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bo Richard Mullen. Born December 4th weighing 8lbs 11ounces in the Pembroke Regional Hospital. Bo is lovingly welcomed into this world by his big sister’s Gracie and Felicity; Grandparents Gail and the late Richard Obst, Bruce and Patsy, Sherry and Carl, and along with great grandparents. We would like to thank Dr. S. Mukherjee, Dr.C.MacDonald and the O.B.staff of the Pembroke Regional Hospital.







GEORGE’S BARBER SHOP 47 McGarry Ave Renfrew Phone

DZ License, Clear Abstract Required 40 Hour Week/Full Benefits PLEASE APPLY OR SUBMIT RESUME TO: BEAUMAN WASTE MANAGEMENT 610 Lisgar Avenue, Renfrew

613-432-9335 PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN The “Honey Do This” Company


BILL WEISS 613-570-1488 Renfrew-Calabogie-Arnprior


McGregor’s Produce is seeking staff for the summer of 2014. There are two types of positions available: 1. Farm Labour – Picking strawberries, raspberries, beans and other farm labour. 2. Selling produce at our Farm Market Stands throughout the Ottawa Valley.

Currently Recruiting

REGISTERED NURSE Regular Part Time SUMMARY Hospice Renfrew is a 6 bed residential home like facility that provides quality of life care for those in the final stages of life. We currently require mature, experienced Registered Nurses who wish to work in a positive and supportive patient centered work environment. We offer flexible self scheduling, a competitive salary as well as access to ongoing opportunities for mentorship and education. The Registered Nurse assumes a lead role in the hospice team; provides direct care to patients that include pain and symptom management as a strong component of this rewarding nursing position. The RN also directs and supervises care provided by the Personal Support Worker, and Hospice Volunteers.

Gravel Pit, Class A Licence and hunter/fisherman’s dream, $425,000 negotiable. Total property approximately 290 acres comprised of gravel pit and lake frontage. Location Arden, Ontario. Approximately 8 km to Hwy 7 on Clark Road. Total licenced pit area approx 105 acres. Clean sand and river stone. No annual extraction limit. Site plan filed with MNR, MTO quality gravel, gravel analysis on request. Private access to Kellar Lake, includes 3,400’ of shoreline. Contact

Wanted: 1-2 bedroom, small house or apartment in Renfrew on ground floor or basement in a home, needed for March or April 01, 2014. Quiet, responsible, female, nonsmoking, non-drinker is looking for a “long term lease arrangement”. Would prefer close to downtown. Please call 613.408.0403 after 5pm to discuss.





WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE SCRAP CARS Will pay $50 -$200, or more depending on types. Picked up free. 613-432-3464 or cell 613-432-0449

required at Calabogie Lodge Resort

Campbell View & Campbell Place, Robert Street, Arnprior


Please email resume to administration Call 613-752-2676 Fax 613-752-2287

PEMBROKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL INC. L’HOPITAL REGIONAL DE PEMBROKE INC. Located approximately 150 kilometers west of Ottawa, the Pembroke Regional Hospital delivers a broad range of acute, post-acute, outpatient and diagnostic services to a mixed urban and rural population of approximately 55,000 residents in the City of Pembroke, the Town of Petawawa, and surrounding municipalities. With the dedicated support of 750 staff members, an engaged physician community and hundreds of active volunteers, the Pembroke Regional Hospital provides acute services in emergency and intensive care, medical/surgical care, acute mental health, pediatrics and obstetrics. The Hospital has a full range of rehabilitation services, acts as the District Stroke Centre for our region, and provides community-based mental health services throughout Renfrew County. Chemotherapy, dialysis and a variety of ambulatory care clinics are offered on an outpatient basis through partnerships with regional centres and nearby specialists. The Hospital offers a full range of diagnostic services including computed tomography, nuclear medicine and mammography, and approval has recently been received to add magnetic resonance imaging. If you are looking for a career in a progressive facility, consider Pembroke Regional Hospital as your employer of choice!

613-623-7207 for viewing appointment HELP WANTED

¸ Security building, Apts recently redecorated, ample kitchen cabinets and closets. ¸ Close to shopping and medical services. ¸ Elevator and Laundry on site. ¸ 1 bedroom $745+utilities ¸ 2 bedroom $835+utilities ¸ Please respectfully no pets / no smoking. ¸ Free Parking




ACCOUNTANT – This non-union position is offered on a Temporary Full-time basis. The Accountant functions as a member of the Finance team to support the provision of financial and statistical data that is required to support Hospital services.


Successful completion of a recognized program in Accounting (CGA, CMA, CA, or equivalent)

Healthcare experience is an asset, including experience with Ontario Healthcare Reporting Standards, MIS Standards

Knowledge of accounting software programs

Demonstrated advanced skills using Excel

Demonstrated proficiency in the use of other Microsoft Office Suites

Familiarity with data extraction and analysis from data systems

Ability to work independently and as a member of team

Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet recurring deadlines

Must be flexible to work additional hours during peak times to ensure tasks are completed by required deadlines

Bilingualism is an asset

Please submit your resume to:

Living and working in the Renfrew County means safe, friendly communities, an abundance of recreational facilities and green space, short commutes, and quality education and health care facilities. For more information on living in Pembroke or Renfrew County visit or Qualified candidates should submit their resumes by Friday, January 17, 2014 to: Human Resources, Pembroke Regional Hospital, 705 Mackay Street, Pembroke, Ontario, K8A 1G8 or FAX: (613) 732-6348 or e-mail: We thank all candidates for applying, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. An equal opportunity employer/Visit our

Offering affordable one & two bedroom apartments. For a viewing and more information call Derek McGrimmon

432-1911 CLR418895


Imagine a job that fits your life. Flexible Schedule Health Benefits Convenient Locations Scholarship Programs Incentive Programs

NOW HIRING STORE MANAGER Drop off your resume at either Tim Hortons in Renfrew or email your resume to or CLR492182

COUNTY OF RENFREW Social Services Department Renfrew County Housing Corporation

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Renfrew County Housing Corporation manages rent-geared-to-income housing in the County of Renfrew for low to moderate income households. Tenants of the Renfrew County Housing Corporation are 16 years of age and older representing families, singles, seniors and people with special needs. Renfrew County Housing Corporation has offices located in Arnprior, Renfrew, and Pembroke.


We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Must have demonstrated ability to meet the attendance standards of the Hospital


FIREWOOD 613-649-2631

Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Large Bright


1 & 2 bedroom apartments


Cut, split, and delivery available.

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Send A Load to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613-256-4613.


QUALIFICATIONS s#URRENT#ERTIlCATEOF#OMPETENCY FROM#OLLEGEOF.URSESOF/NTARIO s0ROVENKNOWLEDGEANDEXPERIENCE in hospice/palliative care; pain and symptom management Helen McGregor Hospice Renfrew 459 Albert Street 2ENFREW/.+66




Applicants should be college/university age or older and in good physical health as physical labour is required. Visit our website for more information AND to find our application form. Email a completed application form and resume to or mail to: McGregor’s Produce, 351 Lochwinnoch Rd.. Brae Braeside, ON, K0A 1G0.



Full Time – Pembroke Reporting to the Operations Coordinator, the Maintenance Repairperson is responsible for effecting general repairs throughout the portfolio. This position requires performing established maintenance procedures, material control functions, emergency repairs, scheduling and performing preventative maintenance. Qualifications: x Successful completion of grade 12. x A minimum of six (6) months related experience. x Judgement and problem solving. x Strong interpersonal skills combined with good written and verbal skills together with a proven ability to affect a broad range of maintenance repairs is required in this position. Must be able to work with our clients in an empathic, non-judgemental, respectful and professional manner. x Physically capable of performing all assigned duties. x A valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract is required. x Ability to work in and enhance a positive work environment. x Demonstrated knowledge and experience in plumbing, electrical and building construction and building material. Proficiency in the use of tools and equipment required to perform the functions. x A clean Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Check. x Must demonstrate corporate, department and position competencies (i.e. Honesty & Integrity, Professionalism, Client Service Orientation, Focus on Results, Communication, Problem Solving, Flexibility/Adaptability). x Computer literacy, an asset. Compensation: $21.42– $22.26 per hour, plus comprehensive benefits package. For a full job description, please see the County of Renfrew website at Please send your resume, stating Competition #14-03, by Thursday, January 16, 2014 to: Human Resources, County of Renfrew 9 International Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 EMAIL: (in MS Word or pdf format)
















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In Memoriam

Hillary Afelskie In loving memory of our daughter & sister who passed away January 4th, 2012.



BRUCE In loving memory of my husband and best friend Reid, father, father in law and grandpa who passed away January 9th, 2009

Peter Armstong

Memories are treasures no one can steal Death is a heartache no one can heal Some may forget now you are gone But we will remember no matter how long Missing you everyday Love Heather, Shelley, Neil, Taylor, Morgan, Mike, Tina, Kristen, TJ and Jessica

Loving & missing you always, Mum, Dad & Brennan


August 1958 – January 2013



September 13, 1978 - January 10, 2013


Doreen Charter

In Loving Memory

It is the wise heart that knows that sometimes it has to look back and remember in order to look forward and hope.

My wonderful loving daughter you are always in my thoughts and forever in my heart.

Love and miss you, Mom

Missing you greatly, love Mum



Sophie Grant

When a goodbye is so unexpected and sudden, When the pain seems unbearable and the loss impossible,



Sophie Grant September 13, 1978 - January 10, 2013


To the most wonderful sister a brother could ever have. I’m thankful for all the special moments, laughs and good times we had. I only wish we could have had more. You are never far from my thoughts and I miss you dearly. Love always Your big brother Matt

Gary & girls


The moment that you died our hearts were torn in two. One side filled with heartache, the other died with you. We often lie 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 every day, but missing you is heartache that never goes away. We hold you tightly in our hearts and there you will remain.








Ken Marcellus July 23, 1951 – January 6, 2004 My love, ten years have passed by so unbelievably quickly. You were taken away from us way too soon. The value you put on life taught me so much and is instrumental in carrying me through each and everyday – You always said “Life is too short – enjoy it”. You lived life like the gift it is. Life without you is an emotional roller coaster; however, my memories of you and our life together will always keep me looking forward to the sunshine – the one thing you always brought to my life. How grateful and lucky I am to be the one you chose to spend your precious years with – I will never leave this world wondering what true love is – because of you I had it all. Our boys keep you alive – they each in their own way possess bits and pieces of your character that is so precious to me. We miss your smile, we miss your laughter, we miss your sense of humour, we miss your song – I miss us! All our love, forever and always, Carol, Sheldon and Margot, Kent and Jen, Mia and Silas The Marcellus and Couvieau families

In loving memory of Deanne Dowdall, who left us on January 10, 2013

Love you always Jo-Anne, Kevin, Bailey, Cooper and (Penny)


Every time that I smile, Every time that I sigh, I think of your face, And a tear escapes my eye. You were my world, My inspiration and my heart, But when you left me, I thought I would fall apart. You were my best friend, My one true ‘confidante’, And that’s not all you were, You were also my mom. I didn’t want to live without you, But you would have wanted me to, And if there’s anyone I want to make happy, That anyone is you I would have given anything to have you back, But I know now that it was meant to be, For you are still watching from up there, And I know you’re watching me. I’ll make you proud mom, I’m going to fulfill your wish, You’re going to see me and smile, That’s a daughter’s promise.


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LeGris; S.T. Corrie



January 18th, 2011 December 28th, 2011

VOLDOCK, Dominic John Passed away peacefully at Bonnechere Manor on Sunday, December 29, 2013, with family by his side, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Druscilla Yolkowskie for 64 years. Loving father of Maureen Blimkie (David) and the late Rose Marie Enright (late Jack). Proud grandfather of Rebecca (Matthew) and Travis. Dear brother of Catherine Beach. Predeceased by his siblings Jean, Bernice, Felix, Rita and infant brother Jerome. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munroe Ave. E., Renfrew on Monday, December 30, 2013 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of Fatima Parish on Tuesday, December 31 at 12 noon. Interment at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bonnechere Manor Foundation, the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation or the Our Lady of Fatima Parish Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. Condolences or donations may be made at


We little knew that morning That God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you You did not go alone. For part of us went with you The day God called you home. You left us precious memories Your love is still our guide And though we cannot see you You are always by our side. Our family chain is broken And nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one The chain will link again.

Sister St. Stephen passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at The Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse surrounded by her sisters. She was in the 59th year of Religious Life. Sister was born in St. Charles PEI, a daughter of the late Philomena and Hubert Gallant. Left to celebrate with joy her life among us are her Sisters in the Congregation and her cousin Sharold (Martin) Mergl from Montreal, Quebec. Sister St. Stephen spent much of her working career as a cook and pastry chef. For fifteen years she had the opportunity to use her skills in the restaurant on Parliament Hill (1988-2003). She considered this experience as a special ministry - sharing joy, happiness and a good sense of humour with everyone she encountered. Her chef’s coat was a proud display of the love for that position. She often shared her ‘down east’ tradition of singing and acting out her favourite song by Rita MacNeil, ‘I’m a Workin’ Man I Am’. These performances were enhanced by the garb of the participants, dressing up as miners. Even in her declining health, she spent hours in the Chapel, continuing to be a prayerful, joyful and fun-filled Sister of St. Joseph in Canada. Visitation at St. Joseph’s Motherhouse, 1127 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke on Friday, January 3rd after 4:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated by Msgr. A. Pick on Saturday, January 4th at 10:30 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel. Interment at St. Columba’s Cemetery, Pembroke. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home 491 Isabella St., Pembroke (613) 732-7481 Online Condolences may be left at or


December 19, 1923– December 29, 2013

TREBINSKIE, Clifford Surrounded by his loving family, Clifford passed away after a valiant battle on Saturday December 28, 2013 at the age of 69. Loving husband of 49 years to Joann Yutronkie. Dear son of the late Peter and Anastasia Trebinskie. Father of Joseph. Dear grandpa of Tarra (Peter Weddel), Kristy and Stephanie. Dear great-grandpa of Paige. Loving brother of Marcella (Late Felix Pastway), Doreen (Ron Lisk), Marie (late Gerry Diemart), Donald (Marian), Jerome (late Susan), David (late Barb), Rita (Larry Cybulski). At Clifford’s request cremation has taken place. Donations in his memory may be made to Renfrew Victoria Hospital Oncology Unit. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Goulet Funeral Home. Online condolences/donations may be made to:

Passed away suddenly in Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Sunday December 29, 2013. Rita Crowder of Arnprior Ontario in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Arnold Crowder (2007). Dear mother of Graham (Sherrill), Greg (Connie), Donna (late Peter) Pickett, Judy (Skip) Hook, and Wendy (Steve) Clouthier. Dear grandmother of Alexandra, Michael, Matthew, Jim, Shawna, Trevor, Scott, Diana, Chris, Kristyn and Jenn. Greatgrandmother of Victoria, Abigail, Easton, Sadie, Shyanne and Blakely. Predeceased by brothers Fred, Earl (Doris), and sisters Lillian, Pearl and Shirley. Survived by sister-in-law Ruth Crowder and several nieces and nephews. Special “Auntie” of Erlene.

Visitations at The Boyce Funeral Home Ltd. Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior

where friends paid their respects on Thursday January 2, 2014, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at Grace St. Andrews United Church, Arnprior Friday January 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Andrew Love officiated. Interment Arnprior Malloch Road Cemetery. In memoriams to the “Partners in Caring” of the Arnprior Hospital, Grace St. Andrew’s United Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by her family. Condolences / Donations at


In Loving Memory

Stewart & Leona Robertson



Marion Pasco

We miss you both so much. Love you forever. Carrie, Laurie, Karen, Kristen, Connie, Luis, Randy and Tammy


January 10, 2010


Theresa Jean Szola (nee Visinski)

KELLY, Pauline Dorothy (nee Fournier)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Theresa Jean Szola on December 22, 2013 after a lengthy illness at the age of 87. Predeceased by her husband Ambrose Paul Szola. Left to mourn is her daughter Anne (Becky) TouseantBorn (Clifford) of Pembroke, her son Bruce Szola of Ottawa. Her grandson Richard Shalla of Ottawa, Angie Andrews (Darrell) of Pembroke, Diane Bilson (Richard) of Pembroke, Karen Bilson of Ottawa and Wendy Bernatchez of North Bay. Theresa is survived by her 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild and her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings Frank, Alex, Annie Murray and Frances Wright. Theresa was a wonderful mother, a great friend to those who knew her and she was loved greatly by her family. At Theresa’s request cremation has taken place and interment of her cremated remains will take place in the spring at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Renfrew. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Goulet Funeral Home, Renfrew. Online condolences/donations may be made at

Passed away December 26, 2013 at Renfrew Victoria Hospital in her 88th year, with the love of her life by her side. Pauline, daughter of the late Grace Dinelle and Falconio Fournier. Loved wife of Simon Kelly; cherished mother of Mary, Michael (Linda), Colleen (Hans) Tietz, Jack (Catherine, Grace (Peter) Hanniman, Ann (Donald) Limlaw. Cherished grandma of 12 grandkids, 13 great-grand kids, and 2 great-great grandkids. Pauline was predeceased by sisters Fernande and Adele, brothers Fern, Armand, Jack, Ronnie, Henri. Survived by Annette (Bun), Lou (Linda), Bobbie (Debbie), Larry, Emile, Johnny, and Var (Rita). Forever loved by many, many nieces and nephews. Visitations at the GOULET FUNERAL HOME, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Sunday: 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, Mt. St. Patrick, Monday December 30th at 10:30 a.m. followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Patrick’s Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations:



Granny thank you for the gift of love Now you’re sharing it up above. You had many things to say All in a caring way You always see the good in all No matter what they’ve done You were the one we could lean on It must of felt like a ton You were always the strength of the family Now we must let you rest calmly As we say good bye Tears roll down our eyes We know your seat in heaven has a great view Because you’ve told God, You need to keep a eye on a few. You know you will always be in our hearts and minds. So granny, we must go, but we’ll never forget you are one of a kind. Love Jason, Erin, Chloe, Alena, Lawrence Pasco



Jan 10th 2010


Marlean, Alfie, Casey, Cayla, Ivan, Eydie & Dave




Twenty -five years later – and missing you still. Forever loved, Richard, Maureen, and Matthew

We Only Wanted You They say memories are golden Well maybe that is true. We never wanted memories, We only wanted you. A million times we needed you, A million times we’ve cried. If love alone could have saved you You never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place No one can ever fill. If tears could build a stairway And heartache make a lane, We’d walk the path to heaven To bring you back again. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again.


Sister St. Stephen, CSJ (Sister Thelma Gallant)

Sept. 1, 1916 - Jan. 7, 1989

Dear Dad Peacefully sleeping, resting at last, The world’s weary troubles and trials are past In silence he suffered, in patience he bore, Till God called him home to suffer no more.





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The “Home Coming Service” of Lorne Grant Stewart was held Monday December 30, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. in the Boyce Chapel. A Reception in the Boyce Reception Centre followed the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Grace St. Andrews United Church would be appreciated by his family. Condolences / Donations at

Passed away in the Grove Nursing Home Arnprior on Saturday afternoon surrounded by her family. Kay Langley of Arnprior and formerly of Ottawa in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Don Langley (2005). Dear Mother of Beverley (Carl) Remus of Renfrew and Brian Langley of Ottawa. Dear Grandmother of Kim (Bill) Sheppard and Bonnie (Neil) Bedard. Dear Great-grandmother of Joel & Kate Sheppard and Abby Bedard. Dear Sister of Dan (Marian) Neill of Arnprior. Predeceased by her siblings, the late Francis (Amy), late Gerald (Marion) and late Milton (Joan) Neill and the late Mabel (late Kenny) all of Arnprior. Survived by many nieces and nephews. The Boyce Funeral Home, Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel St. N., Arnprior where friends paid their respects Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday after 12:30 p.m until the time of service. Funeral service was conducted in the Boyce Chapel Saturday December 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In memoriams to the Cancer Research Society of Ottawa would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of The Grove Nursing home for their caring and compassion during Mrs. Langley’s passing. Condolences / Donations at

Passed away suddenly in Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Sunday December 29, 2013. Georgina McLean of Braeside, Ontario at the age of 88 years. Beloved wife of Donald McLean (2011). Dear mother of Kevin McLean (Cindy Budarick) of Arnprior, Lois Murray of Ottawa and Catherine Shorten of Almonte. Predeceased by a son David McLean (1999). Dear grandmother of Joanna (Mike) Palaisy, Stephanie (Doug) Smith, Jennifer McLean, Kurtis and Scott Shorten and Kelsey and Connor Budarick. Great-grandmother of Hailey and Kinley Smith and Darien Palaisy. Dear sister-in-law of Isla Hartwig-Neilson (Robert) of Belleville. Survived by sister Jean (late Jim) Cameron of Arnprior and several nieces and nephews. The Boyce Funeral Home, Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel St. N., Arnprior where friends paid their respects on Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 pm and after 10:00 am Thursday. Funeral service was conducted in The Boyce Chapel Thursday January 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Leo Hughes officiating. Interment Castleford Union Cemetery in the spring. In memoriams to Partners in Caring of Arnprior Hospital or the Lanark County Therapeutic Riding or the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by her family. Condolences / Donations at


Resting at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior

March 24, 1922 – December 21, 2013


Peacefully at the Arnprior Hospital while surrounded by family on Sunday evening, January 5th, 2014 at the age of 76 years. Daughter of the late Thomas and Artha Lunn. Beloved wife of the late Jerry Ovington (August 24, 2010). Loved mother of Joe (Karen), Peter and Sean (Susan). Grammie of Ryan and Kieran. Sister of Judy Crowdis (Ron Calhoun) and Lorraine McLeod (Eugene). Also survived by nieces and nephews. Family and friends were invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 from 10 a.m. until a time of service to honour the life of Elsie Ovington in the Pilon Family Chapel at 12 o’clock noon. A reception followed. Spring interment Fitzroy Harbour. In memory of Elsie, a donation to the Arnprior Hospital “Partners in Caring” Foundation would be appreciated. Special thanks to the dedicated staff of the Arnprior Villa and the Arnprior Regional Hospital for the exceptional care and compassion given. Condolences/Tributes/Donations

Passed away peacefully at his home on Stoney Lake on Monday December 30, 2013. Martin Roach of Lakefield formerly of Renfrew in his 76th year, beloved husband of Carolyn (St. Michael). Dad will always be loved and remembered by his girls Lisa Roach of Lakefield and Susan Fitzgerald (Chris) of Welland. Dear grandfather (“Bobby”) of Robert, Nicholas and Kyleigh. Also remembered by his brother William Roach (Genevieve), sister-in-law Linda Cox (William), brothers-in-law Patrick St. Michael (Diane) and Peter St. Michael (Linda) and by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Emerson and Helen Roach. Relatives and friends were invited to call at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL on Friday January 3, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated from St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Lakefield on Saturday January 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM. A reception followed in the Church Hall. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Lakefield Food Bank. Friends may send condolences to Martin’s family by visiting w w w. h e n d r e n f u n e r a l h o m e . c o m or by calling 705-652-3355. CLR494588

November 6, 1925– December 29, 2013


OVINGTON; Elsie Jeanette (nee Lunn)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Lorne Grant Stewart “Corncob”. He slipped away peacefully surrounded by cherished loved ones. Beloved husband for 58 years of Rita (nee Robinson). Loving father of Susan Stewart, Cathie (John) Stewart Sauve and Wendy Lou (David) Baldwin. Devoted Grampa and Boppa of Stephen (Julia)Bassett, Terry (Blair) Howie , Jason (Jude) Bassett , Adam (Steph) Howie, Loren Baldwin and Brett Baldwin. Loved by his great-grandchildren Wyatt Bassett, Willow Bassett and Bryson Howie. He will be sadly missed by his sister Jean Currie-Mills, sister-in-laws Ella Stewart and Norma Stewart. Predeceased by his brothers Lloyd and Nellis Stewart and parents Gordon and Florence Stewart and brother-in-law Jack Currie-Mills. Lorne will fondly be remembered by many friends and neighbours new and old. Lorne touched many lives with his kind heart, contagious smile, charming sense of humour and his passion for trucking, travelling, anything Scottish and the Sens. A heart filled thank you to friends, family, neighbours, Grace St. Andrews United Church members and the Arnprior Hospital’s caring staff who supported all of us through this difficult time.


ROACH, Martin Joseph

MCLEAN; Georgina Mae

LANGLEY; Kathleen (Kay) Louise


STEWART; Lorne Grant

August 17, 1931– December 23, 2013 Former Owner/Operator Trucker

SCHEEL; Lydia Paula (nee Yach)


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MCLAUGHLIN; Harvey Surrounded by his family Harvey passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital on Monday December 30, 2013 at the age of 85 after a valiant battle. Beloved husband of Janet Andrechek for 63 years. Loving father of Don (Marty), Betty (Mike Coulas), Randy (Sue), Cindy (Alan Griese), Wendy (Bryon Heaslip) and father in law of Evelyn. Dear grandfather of 17 and great grandfather of 19. Predeceased by his son Melvin. Harvey will be sadly missed by his many brothers, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law and his many nieces and nephews and the card sharks. Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home 310 Argyle St. S, Renfrew on Friday January 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9pm and after 9am Saturday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Renfrew on Saturday at 10:30am. Spring interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Donations in Harvey’s name may be made to Hospice Renfrew or Ottawa General Hospital Foundation “ICU”.

McKAY, Kerry Sept. 22, 1952 – Dec. 27, 2013

PROULX, Greg “Geronimo”

Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Friday morning, December 27th, 2013; Kerry Robin McKay, a beloved resident of L’Arche Arnprior passed away at the age of 61 years. Dear son of the late Merv and Mary McKay. Dearly loved brother of Darrel (late Rosemary) of Sheenboro, P.Q.; Mark (Kim) of Richmond; Rusty (Yvette) of Calgary, Alberta and Colin of Red Deer, Alberta. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Kerry became a resident of Arnprior in 1998. Through community involvement, he was a well known citizen whose love of music and people will be remembered by all who knew him. Family and friends were invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Monday, December 30th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Tuesday, December 31st from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. and where a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Kerry McKay was celebrated in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory of Kerry, a donation to L’Arche Arnprior would be appreciated by his family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations/ Webcast

Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital with loved ones by his side on Monday morning, December 30th, 2013. Gregory James “Greg” Proulx of Arnprior; formerly of Braeside passed away at the age of 58 years. Dear son of Meda Proulx (nee McCuaig) of Braeside and the late Bob Proulx. Beloved husband of Judy (nee Jocque). Dearly loved stepfather of Amy Arbic Trahan (Rick) and Mark Arbic (Laurie), both of Arnprior. Dear brother of Stacey Cape (Barry) and Dwayne “Joe” Proulx, both of Braeside. Cherished step-grandfather of Rebecca and Victoria Arbic and special uncle of Kelci and Courtney Cape. Family and friends were invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday evening, January 3rd, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. A Service to honour the life of Greg Proulx was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Saturday morning, January 4th, 2014 at 11 o’clock. Cremation took place. In memory of Greg, a donation to the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital “Partners in Caring” Foundation or the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Oncology Department would be greatly appreciated by his family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations

MacDONALD, Ernest James Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Kavanagh) for 47 years. Loving father of Todd (Lucie) of Calabogie and Katie (Paul Clarke) of Renfrew. Proud grandfather of Amanda (Curtis), Mark (Amanda), ToddJames, Tyson and Danika, and great-grandfather of Emily, Hayden and Jace. Dear brother of Edith May Gothreau (Kenneth) and Anna Rose Kennedy (Bill), and brother-in-law of Don Halfyard and Marie MacDonald. Predeceased by his sisters Irene Halfyard, Darlene Weatherbee, and brothers Lester Burke, Wilson Burke, Donald, Douglas, Henry, Arthur, Harry and Ernald. Ernie will be missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave. E., Renfrew on Monday, January 6, 2014 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, Calabogie on Tuesday January 7 at 11 a.m. Cremation. Donations to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Condolences or donations may be made at


February 3, 1921– January 2, 2014

Lydia Scheel (nee Yach) of Arnprior passed away peacefully Thursday January 2, 2013 at Miramichi Lodge in Pembroke in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband, Wesley Scheel (1992) and her first husband, Clifford Bretzlaff (1969), who was tragically killed in a car accident. Lydia enjoyed life in Arnprior where she worked at Measurement Engineering Co. Ltd. for many years. She especially enjoyed time with family at her beloved Stewartville cottage on the Madawaska River where she was known for her warm hospitality and delicious Sunday dinners. She was an active and faithful member at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arnprior until her health declined. She is survived by stepdaughters Dorcas Woermke (late Irvin) and Lorraine Sly (late Bill); grandchildren Valerie Wereley (Richard); Brent Woermke (Dorothy); Maureen Sly-Havey (Chris); David Sly (Katherine); Dr. Paul Sly (Janet); seven greatgrandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her only brother, Ronald Yach, and sisters Etta Borowski (late Ernest) of Ottawa; Elsie Krose (late Paul) of Beachburg, Estelle Viberg (late Henry) of Dorval; Clara Bayne (late Frank) of Ottawa; Hilda Liedtke (late Norman) of Arnprior; Dora Yach of Thorn Centre and Esther Bretzlaff (late Alfred) of Shawville. Lydia’s family wish to thank the caregivers at Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital (ARH), CCAC, The Arnprior Villa, and Miramichi Lodge for their compassionate care and concern for her over the past several years. The Boyce Funeral Home, Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel St. N., Arnprior Memorial Service will be held Saturday January 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Boyce Chapel. Rev. Stanley Johnstone officiating. Reception to follow in the Boyce Reception Centre. Private family interment Arnprior Albert Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Arnprior or the “Partners in Caring” of the Arnprior Hospital would be appreciated by her family. Condolences / Donations at


Connected to your community

Correspondents keep community connected Lucy Hass

Lifestyle - Over the years, community correspondents helped to keep the public informed on happenings across a broad region. On Oct. 29, 1926 The Renfrew Mercury honoured their contributions at the first ever correspondents’ conference at the Hotel Renfrew. Griffith resident Lila Leclaire (nee Fiebig), originally from Balaclava, dropped by The Mercury to share an original programme from that event. The tiny, folded placecard is small and unassuming, but an interesting reflection of a time

almost 90 years ago, and an occasion when the history of The Hotel Renfrew and The Renfrew Mercury Intersected. The programme shows that a

business meeting was held in the morning, followed by a luncheon that served trout, chicken and beef. In the afternoon, participants

visited the Mercury Printing Plant to see production of the newspaper, then enjoyed a matinee at the O’Brien Opera House of the 1925 American silent romantic drama film The Masked Bride. In the paper’s early days, the range of coverage was sweeping. International news sat on the front page, side by side with Renfrew news. And scattered throughout the paper were updates from the many small communities dotting the region, from Admaston and Ashdad to Spruce Hedge and Vennacher. Contractor Albert Spooner built the popular Hotel Renfrew that opened in 1914. An addition was built in 1927.

At left and inset, a 1926 document outlining plans for the Renfrew Mercury’s first correspodents’ conference at the Hotel Renfrew.

Newspapers had many uses during the Depression years

Mary Cook Memories

Lifestyle - Even though the Depression was all around us, and money was as scarce as hen’s teeth, there always seemed to be enough to have many newspapers come into our house in Renfrew County. The Renfrew Mercury and the Ottawa Farm Journal came as regular as clock-work, and the Family Herald and Weekly Star, thick as the soul of a boot, was delivered by the mail man and had something in it of interest to every one in the family. As well, when Mother could spare the 25 cents, she brought home the Philadelphia Enquirer from Ritza’s Drug Store, just because there was plenty of news in it about her beloved New York City. Every paper was read cover to cover. The Renfrew Mercury was a real farmer’s paper, with a spattering of social news, like who had visited who for afternoon tea, and of course, it was full of ads of the stores in Renfrew who were offering not-to-be-missed sales of the week, like long underwear for $1. The Ottawa Farm Journal was just that, a journal for farmers, but plenty of news about what was going on at Parliament Hill, enough

to cause Father to swear in German when he read it. The Family Herald and Weekly Star came from some far off place, and when it arrived in our mail box at the end of the lane, it was as exciting as getting the new issue of Eaton’s catalogue! There were puzzles, pen pals to exchange letters with, a pattern Mother could send for 10 cents, and my favourite, a picture to be coloured with crayons! Mother’s Philadelphia Enquirer was of no interest to anyone but Mother. And when she was finished with it, it looked like a piece of Swiss Cheese. She spent hours clipping and pasting into her scrap books any mention of New York. Every scrap of newspaper, once it had been read, was saved for another use. The papers were piled in the wood box beside the Findlay Oval at the ready. And when the pile got too high, they were moved to the summer kitchen. The soot-covered lampshades on the coal oil lamps were cleaned with bunched up newspapers. This was a job I hated, but since I was the youngest, with the smallest arm, it was my duty to clean them. I hated the feel, and the sound, which reminded me of a piece of chalk rubbed the wrong way on the blackboard at the Northcote school. It didn’t take long for the

first wipe to turn the paper black as ink. By the third wipe, you could at last see inside the glass shade, and by then my hand and my arm, right up to my elbow were covered with soot. Newspapers were used to put a shine to the burners on the kitchen stove too. This was done when the fire had died down. Mother would take a blob of pork grease, dab it here and there on the lids, and with a big wad of newspaper, clean off the stove. The smell of the singed grease would fill the kitchen, and Emerson to add a bit of drama, would pretend he was choking to death, clutch his throat, and hold his breath until he turned red in the face. The smell would stay in the house until the next time the stove was stoked and the remains of the grease burned away. And of course, Father couldn’t start the fire in the morning without a good supply of newspapers from the wood box. They, too, were scrunched up, the kindling put on top, then the smaller blocks of wood, the papers lit, and the stove was set for the day. The well-read newspapers got a real workout every Saturday morning too. Once the floors had been scrubbed, papers were spread out to keep the floors as clean as possible for as long as possible, which wasn’t long once winter had set in. And to save the braided mats from tak-

ing the brunt of the snow off our boots, several layers of newspapers were spread out on the mats at the door, and when they were sodden through, rolled up, tucked back into the wood box to dry out, and then fed into the Findlay Oval, where they sizzled and spit in the fire. It wasn’t unusual, if a pair of shoes came in the hand-me-down box from Aunt Lizzie that were too big, to have a wad of newspaper crammed in the toes. And my three brothers always used several thicknesses of newspaper folded tightly and placed under their felt innersoles to help keep their feet dry in the winter. Always, when the stove wasn’t covered with boiling pots, sizzling fry pans, and the white granite tea pot, sitting on the reservoir would be three or four bricks. And when we were leaving the farm on a blistering cold day or night, the bricks were wrapped in thick layers of newspapers and then put at our feet in the cutter or sleigh to help keep us from freezing. We never had to just burn newspapers to get rid of them. There was a use for every one of them. Every newspaper that came into the house back in those Depression years went on to another life. It was recycling at its highest .... long before the word was ever invented.

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ALL-NEW 2014 SIERRA 1500


















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Whichever comes first. See dealer for limited warranty details.

VEHICLE PRICING IS NOW EASIER TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE ALL OUR PRICES INCLUDE FREIGHT, PDI AND MANDATORY GOVERNMENT LEVIES. Prices do not include applicable taxes and PPSA. Consumers may be required to pay up to $799 for Dealer fees.*** For the latest information, visit us at, drop by your local GMC Dealer or call us at 1-800-GM-DRIVE. ∆When equipped with available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine (available to order fall 2013). Class is Light-Duty Full-Size Pickups. ** Requires 2WD Double or Crew Cab with available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and Max Trailering Package. Maximum trailer weight ratios are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. Comparison based on 2013 Light-Duty Large Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. Class is Light-Duty Full-Size Pickups. ▼Based on a 48/36 month lease for 2014 GMC (Terrain SLE FWD 3SA/Sierra Crew Cab 4x4 1SA). Annual kilometre limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. OAC by GM Financial. Monthly/bi-weekly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. A down payment or trade of $0 and/or $0 security deposit is required. Total obligation is $18,377/$16,200. Option to purchase at lease end is $11,398/$19,463. Excess wear and tear and km charges not included. Other lease options available. ♦$4,000 is a manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext. & Crew Cab and is reflected in offers in this advertisement. Other cash credits available on most models. See dealer for details. ▼/♦/***/*/‡Freight & PDI, ($1,600/$1,650), registration, air and tire levies and OMVIC fees included. Insurance, licence, PPSA, dealer fees and applicable taxes not included. Offers apply as indicated to 2014 new or demonstrator models of the vehicle equipped as described. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the Ontario Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only (including Outaouais). Dealers are free to set individual prices. Quantities limited; dealer order or trade may be required. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ††2014 Sierra 1500 SLT Crew Cab 4WD, MSRP with freight PDI & levies $51,579. Dealers are free to set individual prices. †Comparison based on 2013 Polk segmentation: Compact SUV and latest competitive data available and based on the maximum legroom available. ®Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc. *Offer applies to the purchase of 2014 GMC Terrain SLE FWD 3SA. ‡0% purchase financing offered by GMCL for 72 months on 2014 GMC Terrain SLE FWD 3SA. O.A.C by RBC Royal Bank/TD Auto Finance Services/Scotiabank. Rates from other lenders will vary. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, monthly payment is $138.89 for 72 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly/Bi-weekly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Monthly/Bi-weekly payments based on a purchase price of $29,775 with $2,650 down payment. ±For retail customers only. $3,500 manufacturer-to-dealer credit available on cash, finance or lease purchases of 2014 MY GMC Silverado 1500 Double Cab and 1500 Crew Cab. $1000 Lease Cash manufacturer-to-dealer credit available on lease acquisitions of 2014 MY GMC Silverado 1500 Double Cab. Dealers may sell for less. Other cash credits available on most models. See participating dealer or for details. Offers end March 3, 2014. Special Edition Package (PDU) includes credit valued at $2,265 MSRP. Offer only valued from January 3, 2014 to March 3, 2014 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GM or competitor pickup truck to receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, finance or lease of an eligible new 2014 MY Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty, or Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty. Only (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes HST/GST/QST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserve the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. ∞Offer valid only to eligible retail lessees in Canada who have obtained credit approval by GM Financial, have entered into a lease agreement with GM Financial, and who accept delivery from January 3, 2014 through February 28, 2014 of a new eligible 2014 model. General Motors of Canada will pay the first month’s lease payment (inclusive of taxes). $0 first month lease payment means no bi-weekly payments will be due in the first month of your lease agreement. After the first month, lessee will be required to make all remaining scheduled payments over the remaining term of the lease agreement. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details.

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-432-6689, E-mail: NOTE: The deadline for submissions is noon Friday. The Mercury community calendar is a free public service for not-for-profit groups. Include a daytime contact name and phone number for clarification. No posters.

JANUARY 9 Renfrew Silver Seniors noon hour luncheon at the Renfrew Legion, cost $4. New members welcome, membership $5 per year.

JANUARY 10 Renfrew Freemasons luncheon 12 noon at Rocky Mountain House. Gentlemen interested in learning about freemasonry are invited. Wives and girlfriends welcome. Contact Barry Sansom at 613-433-9038.

Learn to cook gluten free meals with Christine’s Kitchen, free, at Renfrew Golden Age Activity Centre.

JANUARY 16 Heads Up For Healthier Brains presented by Alzheimer’s Society at the Golden Age Activity Centre, 1:30 p.m.

JANUARY 17 Renfrew Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 148 soup and sandwich 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $4.50. Tea/coffee, dessert $1. Takeout available, 613432-2329. Golden Age Activity Centre celebrates Robbie Burns. Scottish food, Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drums and Scottish dancers, 613-431-8289.

Come out for a movie on the big JANUARY 18 screen at the Golden Age Activity Cen- Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home tre and enjoy some popcorn, 1 p.m. Support Trivia Night at 7 p.m. in the RCAF Wing Lounge. $10 per person Seniors housing meeting at the and light lunch served. Call Home Golden Age Activity Centre, 10:30 a.m. Support at 613-432-7691. Call 613-431-8289 or 613-432-1160. Healthy casserole cooking workshop Saturday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 JANUARY 11 Renfrew County Fiddler’s dance 8 p.m. p.m. at Eganville Seniors Centre. Cost $5 per person. Register before Jan. to midnight at the Renfrew Legion. 13. 613-628-2354. All welcome. Old-time country mixed music and dance. Light lunch to follow. Cost $6.

Annual Robbie Burns celebrations at the Eganville Legion. At 6:30 p.m., the haggis will be piped in and addressed. A roast beef dinner, complete with haggis, neeps, and tatties, will be served. Night features the Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drums, the Pam Reid Highland Dancers, and Celtic band with special guests. The night is over by 10 p.m. with singing of Auld Lang Syne. Tickets $30 at the Eganville Legion (downstairs), Conway’s Pharmacy in Eganville and Cobden, or from Guy Jamieson at 613-628-2234. Dinner tickets must be picked up by Monday, Jan. 13. Entertainment only purchase tickets at the door after 8 p.m. for $10. Sponsored by the Bonnechere Museum.

JANUARY 19 Eganville Seniors Centre, bid euchre at 1:30 p.m. Cost $4. 613-628-2354.

guest speaker Steve Martyn from the Algonquin Tea Farm presents How to Properly Store the Results of a Bountiful Garden. Learn storage methods like cold storage and fermentation, 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church hall, Eganville.

JANUARY 22 Chartwell’s Quail Creek is making a delicious lunch with a cooking demonstration. Enjoy the meal for only $8. Tickets available at Golden Age Activity Centre until Jan. 17; 613-431-8289.

JANUARY 20 Eganville & Area Horticultural Society

The Anishaanabe Cultural Circle will meet at the United Church Camp in Deacon. The cultural circle and drum making program will begin at 10 a.m. with a teaching on drums followed by a potluck lunch. In the afternoon, the art of making a drum will be shown. The number of participants to make the drum is limited, so please register early. Call Ray at 613-433-1824 or online at Bring a dish for potluck. Ladies are kindly requested to wear a skirt.

JANUARY 23 Visit the Golden Age Activity Centre at 1:30 p.m. Meet new friends, discuss different things going on, and support Seniors Have Heart Meet and Greet.

JANUARY 24 Breakfast at the DACA Centre 8 to 11 a.m. Scrambled eggs, fried bologna, baked beans and potato pancakes and beverages. Adults $7, kids under 12, $5. Also, next breakfast has been changed to Feb. 2. Not Feb. 16.


Blood donor clinic at the Renfrew Legion Branch 148 hall, sponsored by Mackay Manor Inc.; 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book an appointment. Six-hand euchre tournament. $10 includes lunch and prizes. Golden Age Activity Centre, 613-431-8289.

15th annual Robbie Burns fundraiser supper at Renfrew Legion. Social hour and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., haggis piped in at 6:30 p.m. followed by a supper of haggis, roast beef and all the trimmings. After the customary Robbie Burns Night formalities are performed, the Renfrew Highland Pipes & Drums entertains with traditional bagpipe music ending the evening with the band playing Auld Lang Syne. Tickets $30 from band members, Renfrew Legion, Home Hardware, Rocky Mountain House or 613-432-6407 until Jan. 21. Kids tickets (14 years & under) $15.

JANUARY 12 Renfrew Legion Ladies Auxiliary Euchre at 1 p.m. Cost $8 per person. Light snack served at half time.

JANUARY 14 Got A Uke? Wanna Play? Attend the Tuesday, Jan. 14 Renfrew Uke Group (RUG) jam session at the Rocky Mountain House. Regular RUG jams are free and held on the second Tuesday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit for more information. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 21 and 28. Soap carving at Golden Age Activity Centre. Sign up in advance, 613-431-8289.

JANUARY 15 Blood donor clinic at Cobden Agricultural Hall, 2 to 4 and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To book appointment: Online at www., or phone 1-888-236-6283.


Making Christmas merry for residents Carefor Health and Community Services Dietary Team members, from left, Chelsea O’Connor, Marc Poirier of myFM, Linda Boisvert, Loma Bolger, Josette Bouchard, Angie Mulligan and Janet Phillips enthusiastically receive Project Poinsettia, an event run by the radio station. These festive flowers arrived just in time to Carefor Pembroke Civic Complex to brighten the tables for their first Residents Christmas Family Dinner in their new dining room.

Central program gets a boost Proceeds from the Oct. 7 Victorian Tea at the Renfrew Armouries went to the breakfast program at Central Public School. This year’s tea raised $1,100. From left, Central students Anna Boyer and Alyson Brisebois receive the cheque from Christine Drouillard and Rebekka Zimmerling of Community Living Renfrew County South. Community Living organizes the Victorian Tea on an annual basis.

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