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Inside Year 142, Issue 27

Thursday, January 10, 2013 • 40 pages

Education minister imposes contracts Although born in Ottawa, this 2013 baby has a strong Valley connection. – Page 2 –

The flu bug is biting hard across eastern Ontario. Renfrew Victoria Hospital has seen an increase in people showing up with flu-like symptoms. – Page 21 –

Future of extracurriculars unclear Steve Newman

Education Minister Laurel Broten has imposed contracts with school boards across the province, and teachers arenʼt happy about it. The bitter taste in the mouths of many elementary and high schools educators, with the Renfrew County District School Board, could mean inter-school and other extra-curricular activities are cancelled for the duration of their new contracts. The new contracts, which are retroactive to Sept. 1, 2012, expire on Aug. 31, 2014 for all teachers in the province. More, about possible political reaction to the ministerʼs announcement, may be known after local presidents of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario meet in Toronto Jan. 9. On Jan. 3, Broten announced that 65 locally-negotiated and ratified agreements submitted by Ontario school boards prior to the Dec. 31, 2012 deadline, were ratified. Through an Order in Council, on the ministerʼs advice, the government “implemented” remaining contracts for all boards and unions without ratified and approved collective agreements by the deadline. See TEACHERS, page 3

Algonquins pursue historic land claim Steve Newman and Craig Bakay

There was plenty of hockey tournament action at Ma-TeWay throughout the Christmas break. – Page 14 –

The three groups negotiating an Ontario Algonquin land claims settlement have released what theyʼve called a draft agreement-in-principle (AIP). Even if the document, worked out by Algonquin representatives and the provincial and federal governments, is accepted by all sides, it could still take another four or five years before a final settlement is in place, says lawyer Bob Potts, the chief negotiator for the Algonquins of Ontario.

But public meetings, to provide an overview of the draft AIP and field questions, are expected to take place in March 2013 in eight communities — Pembroke, Perth, Mattawa, Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Bancroft and North Bay. “It is still a preliminary draft,” said Potts. “The intention is to have some discussions with the public at large, including the Algonquin public, to make sure weʼre heading in the right direction.” Eventual approval would have to come from more than 8,000 registered voters. See ALGONQUIN, page 5


Slip, sliding away Enjoying a day on the hill at Ma-Te-Way Park during the Christmas holidays, from left, are Payton Bennett, Colin Gallagher and Claire Gallagher.

Groundswell of support for pool, ice pad Steve Newman

An abundance of Renfrew residents want to see an indoor swimming pool and second ice pad in town. But it remains to be seen if town council will continue to support construction of the $18-million facility. A recreation committee recommendation is expected to come before Renfrew council Jan. 14, at which time council will likely decide whether to continue that support, or conclude that the municipality canʼt afford its portion of the facilityʼs capital and/or operating costs. Meanwhile, several local residents have weighed in on why they do or donʼt want to see the facility. Since the Dec. 11 public

meeting on operating and capital costs, clerk Kim Bulmer had received more than 25 pieces of correspondence, mostly by email. Several residents have also told The Renfrew Mercury why the facility should be pursued, even if estimated annual operating costs of more than $400,000 could mean taxpayers pay an extra $100 to $200 per year to help make the facility happen. Frank Belanger, 63, who underwent knee-replacement surgery in 2004 and 2008, says a local pool would be a god-end for his body, over and above the fact he just loves swimming. “I support it because Iʼm a senior citizen. Iʼd use it every day, but also because of my involvement with the Special Olympics. Some Special

Olympians go to Arnprior, but more would participate if there was a pool in Renfrew.” “This is still a land of plenty. I donʼt know how much the mill rate (for taxes) would go up, but I really think itʼs one of those things (that deserves support),” adds Belangr. “I donʼt know if it would pay for itself in dollars and cents, but it would pay for itself in the health and fitness of the residents.” Furthermore, he says many out-of-town residents would also use the facility. “I donʼt know if itʼs a pipe dream, but Iʼm certainly in favour of it … for the general enjoyment of all,” says Belanger, knowing locals can no longer safely swim in the Bonnechere River. See POOL, page 4



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All about recognizing Bonnechere Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past and fortifying its future Steve Newman

An $89,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant will allow Bonnechere River Watershed Project members to implement a community project called Fostering Stewardship Innovation. Part of the initiative has been underway since last July, but other segments of the one-and-a-half-year project will gather speed this winter and spring. The multi-faceted project includes the production of a play by Stone Fence Theatre which features a new song being written by singer-songwriter Terry McLeish of Westmeath, in salute to the Bonnechere River that runs through Eganville, Douglas, Renfrew and other Renfrew County municipalities. The song will be featured in the upcoming theatre production of Bonnechere River: The Future Tense. McLeish, who wrote a song for Stone Fence Theatre two years ago, has also been involved with the theatre group as an actor. A Renfrew County resident since the 1970s, he lives on the Ottawa River and ďŹ nds himself pleasantly challenged to talk about the Bonnechere RiverĘźs past, present and future. McLeish, whose most popular songs include The Opeongo Line and Fitted Sheets, says the lyrics could include references to logging, First Nations, empty water bottles and development. In MondayĘźs news conference at the

Eganville arena, BRWP chair Kathy Lindsay said ofďŹ cial unveiling of Fostering Stewardship Innovation was delayed to avoid overlap with other BRWP activities funded by the Trillium Foundation. Those other initiatives included work with the Centre for Sustainable Watersheds (for a pilot project on shoreline assessment at Lake Clear) and the Nature in Your Neighbourhood project. The latter, which focused on getting people out in nature within the watershed, also produced four videos and a guide about watershed sites recommended for walkers, paddlers, cyclists and sightseers. The newer project, said Lindsay of Fostering Stewardship Innovation, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is about fostering new ways of doing and communicating about the environment and the importance of stewardship. ItĘźs really fostering a linkage between science, culture and the performing arts.â&#x20AC;? Lindsay described this as a fun opportunity, for example, to foster an active collaboration with Stone Fence Theatre, the Ottawa ValleyĘźs heritage theatre company. The theatreĘźs series of performances of Bonnechere River: The Future Tense will run through spring through autumn, in different communities of the watershed, starting with the BRWPĘźs annual general meeting in April. These same performances will also provide some prizes for members of the audience for exposure to Bonnechere

River watershed activities. These opportunities will include a seat in the same Voyageur canoe occupied by renowned paddler Max Finkelstein, who just completed a capital-to-capital paddle, from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. The new project will also use part of the grant to continue its RiverWatch work in collaboration with a regional group of environmental scientists, to understand the condition of our river relative to the condition of other rivers in the watershed. The funding will also help support the salary for BRWPĘźs part-time coordinator. Another partner is the Valley Arts Council, which has provided art exhibits in conjunction with recent BRWP events. As part of the news conference, Lindsay introduced Bonnie Chere, the puppet frog that has been earmarked as the Bonnechere River wildlife spokesman. Bonnie Chere, who also availed herself of photo opportunities with helper Trish Leeper. From the Aboriginals to the early settlers, the Bonnechere River has had a major impact on Renfrew County residents for many years, said MPP Yakabuski. While today the river serves more as a recreational vehicle and a water source, he said in the early days the river meant everything. See STEWARDSHIP, Page 3




Abigail Stafford of Arnprior with her newborn son George after he was born at the Ottawa Hospital.

Welcome home, New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s babies Steve Newman

Renfrew Victoria HospitalĘźs ďŹ rst baby of 2013 is Rachel Bauman of Foresters Falls. Weighing seven pounds eight ounces, she was delivered by Dr. Jessica Bodig at 6:40 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 5). She is the seventh child of James and Mary Bauman, whose other children are Ezra, Joshua, Jesse, Rebecca, Anna Marie and Micah. All of the children, except Jesse, were born at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ItĘźs pretty exciting because the rest of the family is also excited,â&#x20AC;? said mom Tuesday while resting at home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rachel seems to be settling in well.â&#x20AC;? The Baumans, who moved to Foresters Falls from the Kitchener-Waterloo area al-

most 12 years ago, run their own beef and sheep farm. There were also two babies born Jan. 1 with deep ties to Renfrew County. The title of ďŹ rst Renfrew County baby of the new year belongs to James and Abigail Stafford of Arnprior. Weighing eight pounds, two ounces, son George Timothy Abner Stafford was born 7:18 a.m. at the Ottawa HospitalĘźs General Campus. Abigail is also a graduate of St. JosephĘźs Catholic High School. The title for the ďŹ rst Renfrew County baby born in the county in 2013 belongs to parents Andrew Rumleskie and Amanda Norlock of BarryĘźs Bay. Weighing 10 pounds, 15 ounces, son Liam was born at 8:21 p.m. on New YearĘźs Day at the Pembroke Regional Hospital.






Meet the newest addition to the Bauman family of Foresters Falls. Mary Bauman, who gave birth to Rachel early Saturday evening, snapped this photo of her husband James holding their newborn. Micah is perched on dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lap, while the other children, from left, are Ezra, Joshua, Jesse, Rebecca and Anna Marie.


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Renfrew Power Generation is proceeding with its Thomas Low Generating Station Project to replace the two Renfrew stations developed in the early 1900s. Construction, which could start this spring, is expected to take 18 months. Meanwhile, RPG is looking farther down the Bonnechere River, to develop another hydro-electric generating sta-

tion at First Chute in Horton Township. Its application process to the Ontario Power Authority includes a request for endorsement of the host municipality. Before council provides this endorsement, it is seeking more details. The special meeting at the municipal ofďŹ ce begins at 4 p.m. on Jan. 22. It is open to the public.


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Teachers angry about government’s imposition of contracts Continued from front

There were an estimated 400 of those contracts. The governmentʼs Jan. 3 news release refers to how students were put first by introducing ʻfair and balanced collective agreementsʼ. Jeff Barber, president of District 28 of the OSSTF, says thatʼs laughable. Thereʼs no way they can be called collective agreements because the contracts were imposed, he says. “They pulled out the gun and pulled the trigger,” says Barber referring to how the Ontario Liberals used the Putting Students First Bill 115, which was passed in September, to help impose the contracts. “Ten years of goodwill by this Liberal government have been squandered by the Liberal education minister in 10 months,” said Allison Ryan, local president for the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario. Not since 1917 have Ontario teachers had contracts forced on them, she adds. “What sheʼs done (as education minister) is impose a contract. I

wouldnʼt call it a collective agreement because we didnʼt have the opportunity (to collectively bargain) … I donʼt know how theyʼre going to repair this. They said theyʼre repealing the bill, but theyʼre repealing it after imposing the agreements.” The government says Bill 115 “was introduced and passed by a majority of the House to ensure that we could maintain the progress weʼve made in our schools and minimize labour disruption during the extended negotiation period. The Putting Students First Act has now accomplished this goal.” Following a ratification period for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) for 110 agreements (related to custodial and secretarial staff), the minister says the act will be repealed by the end of January 2013. The government says the new contracts will save the province $250 million in 2012-13 and $540 million in 2013-14. Thereʼs an additional one-time savings of $1.1 billion by eliminating teachersʼ banked sick days that would have resulted in

Stewardship Continued from page 2

“The more we can understand how important our ecosystems are, the better itʼs going to be for all of us,” said Yakabuski. He also thanked the Ontario Trillium Foundation for recognizing “thereʼs a lot of value in understanding how we are part of this system and how we can make it better” for all area residents. Representing the Trillium Foundation at the news conference was Eganville resident Guy

payouts to teachers upon retirement. The imposed contracts, says local ETFO president Ryan, means the salary freeze for teachers amounts to a pay cut of about 1.5 per cent unless they move up the salary grid. The loss of income is attributed to the fact that teachers will be required to take take three professional development days without pay in 2013-14. Dennis Jenkins is a superintendent with the Renfrew County District School Board, which was among the many boards who didnʼt have negotiated agreements in place by Dec. 31, 2012. Jenkins said the boardʼs teachers “are going to be disappointed, but having “imposed contracts at least means we have contracts, and the teachers are not in a legal strike position anymore.” At the same time, teachers could take political action, as they did in 1997 in Renfrew County, when they walked the picket lines without receiving pay. During a legal strike, teachers receive a per-diem from their unions. The Renfrew County Catholic

District School Board was among the 65 boards whose negotiated agreements were ratified by the Ontario government Jan. 3, 2013. Political action by local teachers could include the continued withdrawal of extracurricular services in the public boardʼs elementary and secondary schools. “Members are going to have to think long and hard before they get involved in extra-curricular activities,” said Barber. “I would be surprised if extracurriculars continue. And that could be for the next one and a half years, or until weʼre able to negotiate freely and collectively.” Ed Oegema, a Renfrew Collegiate Institute teacher who has been extensively involved in extracurriculars during his 25-year career, suggests the Liberal government may be in for a big surprise. Based on Oegemaʼs conversations with teachers, heʼs convinced extracurriculars wonʼt return in the shortterm. Recently involved in coaching soccer and football, and taking stu-

dents to Algonquin Park, he had planned to be the Lanark-Renfrew football league convener next season and to return to the provincial park for a three-day trip. But not now, he says. Minister Brotenʼs imposition of contracts before repealing Bill 115 is “a real slap in the face,” says Oegema. “My feeling is that it (extracurricular activity) is not going to be back.” Pulling extracurricular services is “entirely possible,” says local ETFO president Ryan. “Gauging by their reaction (to Brotenʼs announcement), theyʼre upset and they know that extracurriculars are volunteer and they take time away from their own families.” ETFO represents more than 350 teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants or school support counsellors. OSSTF locally represents about 700 employees, who are permanent or supply teachers in high school, office managers in high school, or early childhood educators in the elementary schools.

Jamieson, who grew up on the Horton Township shoreline of the Bonnechere River. BRWP chair Lindsay, who proudly noted sheʼs a sixth-generation Bonnechere River Watershed resident, said the Fostering Stewardship Innovation activities will include a second Renfrew County Stewardship Forum. The first forum was April 2012 at Algonquin College. The second will be Feb. 7 at Pembrokeʼs Marguerite Centre, where items will include BWRPʼs shoreline assessment work and local implications of climate change. The speaker, for the latter, may be Paul Lehman of the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority.

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These are some of the supporters of Bonnechere River Watershed Project’s new community project, Fostering Stewardship. Bonnie Chere, the frog and spokesperson for Bonnechere River and its wildlife, is joined, from left, by singer-songwriter Terry McLeish of Westmeath, Ann Bulger of Stone Fence Theatre, Ontario Trillium Foundation representative Guy Jamieson of Eganville, Ish Theilheimer of Stone Fence Theatre, BRWP chairman Kathy Lindsay of Renfrew, MPP John Yakabuski, Valley Arts Council executive director Kendra Smith and Bonnechere Valley Township councillor Cairine Cybulski. On behalf of BRWP, Lindsay accepts a Trillium Foundation plaque for helping to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario. STEVE NEWMAN/METROLAND


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Pool debate Continued from front

Ma-Te-Way aquatic committee chairman Leo Hall, who grew up in Renfrew and swam in the river, says itʼs a step backward not having the river available for swimming. But it was his overall perception of local residents being less physically active that encouraged Hall to become one of the more vocal supporters of building a Renfrew swimming pool. There are definitely financial challenges to overcome, if a second ice pad and pool are to be built in Renfrew, says the 50-year-old parent. “There has to be an element of respect,” says Hall. “It has to fit into what we can afford. “All Iʼm proposing is that this is a good project for the town and that we need to find a way to make it.” And how does that happen? By working collaborative-

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ly, says Hall. “People have to set priorities, and they have to set them alongside other priorities in town.” Karen Maxwell sees the proposed facility is a big cog in Renfrewʼs future economic development. She and husband Steve own Renfrew Home Hardware Building Centre, which is a major financial supporter of physician recruitment to the Renfrew area, say the advantages of a new pool and a second ice pad would be significant. “With enhanced recreational facilities (like this), people will be clamouring to come to the community,” says Karen. She says several communities in eastern Ontario, such as Carleton Place, Brockville and Kemptville have been “discovered,” partially because each has put an emphasis on recreational facilities. Maxwell says Renfrew has yet to be discovered, but that it would be by hundreds of families if recreational facilities were to include the sec-

ond ice pad and pool. Delays in Highway 17 expansion are part of the reason for the delayed discovery of Renfrew, but the proposed $18 million pool-ice pad, says Maxwell, would result in benefits to the retail sector (especially downtown), manufacturing and housing starts. Local developer and volunteer hockey coach Derek McGrimmon believes the second ice pad would be a major magnet to keep people in the community, and to attract new residents. McGrimmon says another community, which already has two ice surfaces, is Smiths Falls. The town just south of Ottawa continues to draw visitors to town for sports and related shopping and accommodation, but not just for hockey. For example, Smiths Falls will host the Ontario menʼs curling championships in 2014. “Letʼs work together and get people into the community,” says McGrimmon. He says the four-laning of High-

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way 17 to Renfrew (which isnʼt expected to happen for several years) will increase the attractiveness of Renfrew, but he says a second ice pad will also do that. Maxwell says the multipurpose recreational facility will attract families, including the families of doctors who are considering moving to the Renfrew area. “There isnʼt going to be any sustainable growth without this facility,” insists Maxwell. “Without this facility, you see a modest increase in growth, but letʼs stop young people from leaving. We already have a wonderful hospital, and thatʼs a reason weʼve been able to attract seniors, but for young families I canʼt think of a better way to attract them (than a facility like this).” Maxwell says it would be dangerous for town council take the project “off the table. I think it would be a mistake to close the door,” knowing that governments donʼt appear to be able to fund such capital projects right now, but that they could down the road. SENIOR’S PERSPECTIVE


NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCREENING PROCESS FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF BONNECHERE VALLEY RUBY ROAD WASTE DISPOSAL SITE CAPACITY EXPANSION The Township of Bonnechere Valley has completed a Screening under the Environmental Screening Process (ESP) for waste management projects in accordance with Ontario Regulation 101/07 under the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA). The ESP was completed to evaluate the feasibility of a capacity expansion at the Ruby Road Waste Disposal Site as a long-term (25-year) solution to meet the needs of the municipality with respect to the management of municipal solid waste generated within its boundaries. The findings of the ESP indicate that on balance the advantages of proceeding with the project outweigh any identified disadvantages and that a capacity increase of not more than 100,000 cubic metres at the Ruby Road waste disposal site is the best solution for municipal solid waste management in the Township for the next 25 years.

Now “over 65,” lifelong Renfrew resident Connie Ryan knows the facility wonʼt happen without federal and provincial government support. But she says the community has found ways to support major initiatives such as Renfrew Victoria Hospital, Hospice Renfrew and the Bonnechere Manor auditorium. Now she says itʼs time to look at a preventative component of healthcare, namely a multi-use recreational facility that caters to young and old. If taxes were to rise so that many taxpayers had to pay $200 more a year, Ryan says sheʼd do it in a heartbeat. “I think we can all say we can find a way to save $200 a year,” she says. Retired and living on a fixed income, she already spends about $40 a month on thrice-weekly fitness classes. The new facility, she adds, would give her and others new or expanded healthy lifestyle choices. She was also among the financial supporters of the proposed facility more than 30 years ago, when money raised by several local residents were diverted into support for the new Ma-Te-Way Activity


Hairstylist Tia Russell of Signature Styles, and customer Lyndsey Lowe, both say a new pool would provide enormous health benefits to Renfrew-area residents. Centre that is a mainstay of Renfrewʼs Ma-Te-Way Park recreational facilities. Randy Penney, speaking as an individual who plays hockey twice a week and swims three times a week, says itʼs a great thing any time a community can access facilities that improve their health. Speaking as Renfrew Victoria Hospitalʼs chief executive officer, he adds, “I think weʼre being shortsighted if we just focus on the immediate financial challenges without looking at the true cost to our community and to society in general (if we donʼt have this facility).” Given that Renfrew County has the highest, or nearly the highest, rates of diabetes, smoking and obesity in Ontario, Penney says the proposed facility is one important way to address that unhealthy situation. From visits to other communities in the National Capital area and abroad, he says facilities in places such as Barrhaven and Bobcaygeon have become cultural centres of physical activity. Their residents are embracing a healthy lifestyle, and more of that is needed in Renfrew, says Penney. On this particular project, Penney says the town needs

to be aggressive. “If weʼre aggressive, and we go after the governments, we can reduce Renfrewʼs actual burden on the healthcare system.” Another swimmer is Tia Russell, a Renfrew triathlete, businessman and mother of two children. Russell, 30, travels to Arnpriorʼs Nick Smith Centre to do her pool training, while her two daughters go there for summer swim lessons. Her daughters also spend time on the road travelling to Cobden for most of their ringette games because there isnʼt enough good ice time remaining on Renfrewʼs one indoor surface. For many families, the new facility would provide meaningful and healthy activities for parents and children. Taxes would go up, but for good reason, says Russell, whoʼs among those who have sent letters to Renfrew council in support of the proposed facility. “Weʼd be paying for health, and you donʼt mind paying for something like that,” says Russell. The second ice pad and new pool wouldnʼt just attract Renfrew residents either, she adds, noting users would come from Eganville, Douglas, Braeside and other Ottawa Valley communities.

As required under the Environmental Assessment Act, the Environmental Screening Report (ESR) will be available for public review and comment from January 2 through March 2, 2013. The Township invites interested parties to review the Ruby Road Waste Disposal Site Capacity Expansion ESR at the following locations: • Bonnechere Union Public Library (Mon. & Sat. 10:30 – 1:30; Tue. & Fri. 10:30 – 6:00; Wed. & Thu. 10:30 – 7:30) 74 Maple St., Eganville • Township of Bonnechere Valley Municipal Office (Mon. – Fri 8:30 – 4:30) 49 Bonnechere St. East, Eganville • The Township’s web site: If concerned persons have outstanding environmental concerns about the project, the concerns should first be raised with the proponent. If a suitable resolution between parties is not achieved the concerned person(s) may make a written request to the Director to elevate the project to an individual environmental assessment (EA). Elevation requests must be submitted in writing and/or by fax to the Director of the Ministry of the Environment Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch (EAAB) by March 2, 2013 and a copy must be provided to the proponent. An elevation request must include:

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number, and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and can be released, if requested, to any person. All comments or elevation requests received during the 60 day review period will become part of the public record and will be circulated to the proponent and other stakeholders

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Dated at the Township of Bonnechere Valley on the 2nd day of January, 2013 Contact Information for Director of EAAB Mr. Bryan Martin, CAO Director, Township of Bonnechere Valley Ministry of the Environment P.O. Box 100 2 St. Clair Avenue West, Eganville, Ontario, K0J 1T0 Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5 Phone: (613) 628-3101 Phone: 1-800-461-6290 Fax: (613) 628-1336 Email:


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The voters come from 10 Algonquin communities (including Pikwakanagan, Greater Golden Lake, Bonnechere Algonquins, and Whitney and Area Algonquins), and then from the Ontario and federal governments. The public meetings might have been earlier, but business has been delayed somewhat because Potts is recovering from January 2013 knee-replacement surgery. The draft deal suggests the Algonquins would receive 184 square miles of Crown land in eastern Ontario and $300 million. “The preliminary draft AIP just released for public review is not a final product,” said Durga Thiru, senior issues co-ordinator at the provincial Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs. “Although it is a milestone in the negotiation process, additional public consultation is being undertaken by the parties before a final draft AIP will be completed. “Once that occurs, the Algonquins will prepare to put the draft AIP to a vote of their membership, possibly in mid2013.” After that, there will be more negotiations. “If approved by all three parties, an AIP will form the basis for a number of years of negotiations and public consultations in crafting a Final Settlement Agreement,” said Thiru. “Such a Final Settlement Agreement would have to be formally approved by all three parties. If approved by the three parties, and then given legal force through legislation, a lengthy process of implementing the terms of a Final Agreement would begin.”

Last week, Brian Crane, the chief negotiator for the Ontario government, and Potts both spoke to The Renfrew Mercury about the draft AIG. If approved, this agreement would be the first Aboriginal land claim to result in a treaty in Ontario since 1924. With the treaty, Crane said he believes “the conditions for the Algonquins will improve immensely and the business climate will improve. Itʼs a major piece of unfinished business, to get this resolved for Ontario and for Canada as well.” Major components of the draft agreement include the provision of land, harvesting rights and a financial package. Harvesting rights refers to hunting, fishing and trapping, including rights to do so in Algonquin Provincial Park according to guidelines that include a fish management plan. Crane says there will be no change in Algonquin Provincial Park administration, but the Algonquins are to be consulted on the parkʼs use and development, possibly through an Algonquin central liaison group. Economic development is a major theme of the agreement, with $300 million (based on December 2011 values and adjusted for inflation upon transfer) scheduled to go to an Algonquin institution or institutions. Also, land transferred to the Alqonquins will be subject to local municipal taxes, but not until it is developed. Some financial compensation will also have to be provided to the County of Renfrew, from the provincial and federal governments, for more than 30,000 acres of land in the Jacks Lake area, just east of Round Lake, in Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Township and Laurentian Valley.

This map, and others that are part of the draft AIG, can be viewed at The website features 11 maps, including map G for Renfrew County proposed Algonquin settlement lands, and the entire text of the draft AIP. Land proposed for transfer includes more than 200 parcels of provincial Crown land ranging in size from a few acres to more than 30,000 acres, for a total of not less than 117,500 acres. Lands proposed for transfer include Westmeath (Bellows Bay) Provincial Park, which will be renamed by the Algonquins and Ontario. A final agreement would

also establish a recommended addition to Lake St. Peter Provincial Park and a recommended provincial park in the Crotch Lake area. “Itʼs really an attempt,” says Potts of the AIG, “to provide certainty and clarity to the rights within the Algonquins in the settlement area … and it provides a roadmap for an ongoing relationship with those people that share that area with them. “There are a variety of issues, like land and development and the parks, that factor into the relationship. All of this is in aid of what I would describe as reconciliation … of past grievances, and trying to bring the relationship into a


in the affected areas “needs to know that this is a piece of unfinished business that has been waiting to be finalized for a very long period of time. It was started by people to bring this to conclusion almost a quarter of a millennium ago. “Weʼre doing our best to reconcile these various issues,” added Potts. “I can tell the people that are not a part of the direct negotiations … that we have made a real honest effort to put together an agreement that would be fair to the Algonquins while not overly intrusive to the public that we recognize are our neighbours in the region.”

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Ice-fishing gear stolen Rink upgrades in Admaston-Bromley Township in Greater Madawaska Peter Clark

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Ice fishing supplies were stolen from an ice fishing hut on Battery Lake in Greater Madawaska Township. On Friday, Jan. 4 shortly after noon, two males were observed removing an ice auger and a red pop-up fishing shack. Fishing supplies were also discovered missing. The two males were seen leaving in a dark-coloured pickup truck, pulling a trailer with a four-wheeler on it. Const. Ryan Besner is investigating. Const. David Ladd is investigating the theft of an iPhone and two internet sticks. The items were delivered to the victimʼs previous home address, and someone there signed for the items. The theft occurred on Dec. 20 and was reported on Jan. 2. THEFTS FROM VEHICLES

Once again thieves are targeting valuables left inside vehicles parked at Calabogie Peaks Resort. Several items were stolen from locked vehicles including a snowboard, wallet, headphones, and a backpack. The thief is using a drill to defeat the locking mechanism of the vehicles. There are two male suspects in the case as a stolen

credit card was used after the theft. Const. Besner is investigating. CALLS FOR SERVICE

The Renfrew detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to 131 calls for service during the past week. DOMESTIC DISPUTES

Renfrew OPP officers responded to four domestic disputes during the past week. One male was charged with assault with a weapon, domestic mischief and polygamy. No other criminal offences occurred. PATROLS ON SNOWMOBILE TRAILS

Police have begun patrols on the snowmobile trails in the Renfrew OPP detachment area, including the K&P trail and trail A. Every year the OPP receive complaints regarding snowmobile operators who ignore no trespassing signs, disregard speed limits and consume alcohol while snowmobiling. The OPP will be enforcing the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act and other applicable legislation and urge all drivers to obey the rules and regulations to have a safe snowmobile season.

Upgrades are in the plans for the Admaston Recreation Complex on the grounds at Admaston Public School. The ARC Committee wants to relocate the electrical hookup from the original rink building to the new building at the ARC. In a letter to Renfrew County District School Board trustee for Admaston-Bromley Township Dave Shields, Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe and community services committee chair Ray Pender asked for direction from RCDSB directors on how best to go forward with this plan. There needs to be a new electric cable installed from the pole at the road. In doing so, it has to cross over the lines coming from wells to the geothermal system of Admas-

ton Public School for heating and air conditioning, Pender said. An attempt was made about a year ago and some damage was done, so the project was halted. The township received response from RCDSB facilities manager Bill Murray noting that Admaston-Bromley would be responsible for any further damage incurred. Council passed a resolution that the township will provide a letter assuming all liability in the event of any damage caused by the excavation. As well, the township will obtain an electrical permit and provide a copy to the RCDSB. Scheduling of the dig shall be co-ordinated with school principal Catherine McGregor. “Itʼll be done next summer. Thereʼs no real time line. Plans are right now to get it done after school is closed, during July or August. Hope-

fully July,” Pender said. It will also be dug by hand, he added. The building to house the Zamboni and other equipment will be done in the summer also. Funds for that are from a Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Agri-Spirit grant, and the township has until December 2014 to use the funds. The ARC ice is now open, as is the rink in Douglas, Pender noted. Sponge and menʼs hockey are set to go. Sponge hockey registration is today, Jan. 10. LIVESTOCK KILLS

Pender also went over the townshipʼs 2012 livestock claims and compared them to 2011. There were 45 kills and $13,225.75 in claims paid to livestock owners in 2012. The budget for claims was about $10,000 paid through the Ministry of Natural Re-

sources, Pender said. There were 17 cattle and 28 sheep victims of predators. “That was a big day for the wolves and coyotes on Sept. 27, five (livestock) taken that night. It must have been a pack,” observed Coun. Michael Donohue as he viewed the statistics. “They were all in Bromley,” Pender said, although whether the five kills were in one fell swoop or not could not be confirmed. “I counted them up and there were 25 incidents in Bromley and 20 incidents in Admaston.” Statistics also show no more than one kill was reported on any given day in the Admaston portion of the township, while Bromley had several days of multiple kills. In 2011, a combined 49 cattle and sheep were killed by predators with claims of $15,739.05.

Local accounting firm announces improvements going into new year Certified General Accountants TaylorTurnerMoore, LLP go into the new year with improvements to their accounting practice. Andrew D. Taylor Professional Corporation has joined TurnerMoore Associates, the third largest firm of certificied general accountants in Ontario with offices spanning from Windsor in the west to Orleans in the east. “In Renfrew, we are oper-

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consultant. “This connects the practice with a network of other certified general accountants, some of whom are also licensed public accountants, that have expertise in many areas such as complex taxation issues, succession planning, technology, and finance planning,” Andrew Taylor said. “In todayʼs complex business and tax world, it is very beneficial to be part of a larger knowl-

edge base, which benefits all our clients,” he said. It was also noted that, from time to time, some clients may need to have their financial statements reviewed or audited and now the Renfrew business can meet these needs within its trusted partners group. For more information, visit or Andrew Taylorʼs section at www.

These proposed additional facilities at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre can be enjoyed by you and your family for an average cost of only a tooney per week per household ($349,000 ÷ 3200 households ÷ 52 weeks), to cover the operating costs.

What a bang for your buck, or in this case, two bucks! If you want such a facility available to your family and friends, so they can enjoy a healthier lifestyle, you need to write a letter or email to Renfrew Town Council before they vote on this proposed expansion on January 14th.

Write your letter or email now, as the vote is only 4 days away. In the letter or email let them know that you understand that Renfrew households will incur additional costs for operating such a facility but the benefits of such a facility will far outweigh these costs. Also, include your civic address and contact information.

Yes Vote = Asking council to continue to work on making this project a reality. No Vote = Abandonment of the project, likely for the foreseeable future.

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Commit to online privacy to protect your personal information As Ontarians embrace new technologies like smartphones and tablets, the provinceĘźs privacy commissioner urges users to beware. In a recent news release, Ontario information and privacy commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian asks citizens to be diligent in protecting their online privacy and personal information to avoid identity theft and fraud. Cavoukian describes online privacy as a growing concern, and offers Ontarians ďŹ ve easy New YearĘźs resolutions to improve their online

habits. The steps she proposes are simple. Some might call them common sense. Yet many people seem easily caught up in the immediacy of todayĘźs communications and can easily click and post their way into a world of hurt. Cavoukian says people need to understand what they are sharing online and who can actually see it. She encourages people to review their social network privacy settings regularly. Many applications now add time

and geo-location data to photos, thereby allowing anyone to track your location. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remember â&#x20AC;&#x201C; these settings can change at any time without your consent, so the onus is on you, the user, to be aware,â&#x20AC;? she says. Cavoukian also stresses that once you post something online it is very difďŹ cult to erase, so be cautious what personal information you share. Whether making a purchase or joining a social network, consider carefully the amount of information you share.

Cavoukian offers ďŹ ve Ws to consider every time you post personal information: Who wants it and who will have access to it? Why do they want it? What will it be used for? Where will your information be stored? When will your information be used and when will it be discarded? It is also important to use unique passwords that are difďŹ cult to decrypt. And, as with any service, carefully read the ďŹ ne print because permissions can be buried within

the terms and conditions for companies to share your personal information and online habits without your knowledge. The Information and Privacy Commissioner is appointed by, and reports to, the Ontario Legislative Assembly, and is independent of the government of the day. The commissionĘźs mandate also includes helping to educate the public about access and privacy issues. We all pay for this advice through our tax dollars. To not heed it could be costly, indeed.


Second thoughts on swimming pool and second ice pad in Renfrew To the editor: Re: Food for thought? Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vote on Jan. 14, 2013 regarding a town pool and second ice pad. A few years ago I was waving the ďŹ&#x201A;ag for Renfrew to have its own swimming pool. Now I am seriously questioning the economic viability for our town to have such a facility. One recent news item which aroused my concern was the town of Smiths FallsĘź attempts to resurrect their swimming pool which has been empty for the last ďŹ ve years due to a lack of funds to keep it operating. Smiths Falls has pleaded to other neighbouring communities to lend support and assistance for their swimming pool cause. Our townĘźs decision for a pool will no doubt rest on government funding, but, like Smiths Falls who has a pool, will we have enough funding in the future to ďŹ ll it with water? If we rely on government funding solely and disregard the future operationĘźs costs, salaries, liability etc., is it not tantamount to being given a new car and not able to afford gasoline or pay insurance? It is my understanding (correct me if you wish) that our townĘźs deďŹ cit is growing each year. So you can imagine where it will be in ďŹ ve years.

Rather than make a quick decision on the swimming pool and extra ice surface, the town should have a special meeting to assess the consequences of its decisions which would include a ďŹ ve-year ďŹ nancial forecast before voting on the issues. The town has access to records which provide a report on our ďŹ nancial status. It also knows who signiďŹ cantly contributes to our tax base. Like many other towns, the tax base is dwindling. You donĘźt have to be Albert Einstein to dissect our community into groups who potentially support or donĘźt support our tax base. For example, there are many in the higher salary bracket who reap the beneďŹ ts of working in Renfrew but live outside the townĘźs limits; persons such as police ofďŹ cers, nurses, even town employees. Then you have at the opposite end those citizens through no fault of their own who have lost their jobs and are struggling just to make payments. In the past I spoke with a family where the mother and father were both working for the minimum wage who couldnĘźt afford registering their children into hockey programs, including the purchase of equipment. Then you have those taxpayers that fall into the mid-

dle, many who are retirees, some beneďŹ ting from fat pensions such as teachers and public servants. Then there are those who are from the marginal income group that rely solely on seniors and Canada Pension Plans and those others who are working close to the minimum wage. Can RenfrewĘźs citizens afford tax increases to support the swimming pool and extra ice surface initiatives? Food for thought? Many areas surrounding and including Ottawa are experiencing reductions in hockey registration. Many communities such as Orleans, Greely, etc. have had to join forces to form competitive and even house league teams. If someone was to bend my arm to make a decision on the two initiatives, I guess I would have to go with the second ice surface, where we may have government assistance. However, in view of our continuing deďŹ cit, few accommodation facilities for tournaments, reduction in the youth population, operating costs, is this decision the most viable of the two? I have faith in our town councilĘźs decisions which I am sure will be based on all the information available. Doug K. Janney Renfrew

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New ice pad/pool proposal too costly to consider now They wonʼt last forever. We need to repair and upgrade our basic infrastructure. This will be fiscally challenging, especially in light of the budget cutbacks federally and provincially. The feds and the province would, I think, be looking very closely at a town which is building a multi-million-dollar recreation complex and then comes, cap in hand, looking for money to fix roads, sidewalks, etc. According to a recent article in the National Post, Canadaʼs total public debt is 82 per cent of GDP or about $1.42 trillion. We donʼt need to add to it. Stan Russell Renfrew

Health benefits from warm-water therapy pool and the feeling of weightlessness makes it a great way to start a new exercise program. Being in the water boosts self confidence in individuals who would not be able to exercise on land. Athletes are using hydrotherapy to decrease muscle soreness and improve sports performance. There is a great demand for a heated water therapy pool in the Valley, which could improve the health and well-being of many residents. As a tool for maintaining health and preventing low back and other injuries, it will save the health-care system money in the long run. Sincerely,


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After reading the article by Steve Newman, I noticed an area that was not touched on by Mr. Newman, which is the heated warm water therapy pool. Itʼs no problem for a healthy person to warm up in a regular pool, once you get moving. But there are many people of all ages who cannot move very quickly or at all. People recovering from sports or other injuries, surgeries or those suffering from chronic conditions or disabilities find great benefits in a warm water environment. For these people the freedom to be able to move in warm water and to relax the

muscles makes it worthwhile to travel a hundred kilometres just to be in a warm water pool for a half hour therapy session. I am a physiotherapy assistant specialized in hydrotherapy, land and aqua fitness and also travel for an hour every day to work at a physiotherapy centre in Kanata, home to a world class hydrotherapy pool. I spend the majority of my day working with these clients in the pool, observing and documenting their improvements. Exercising in water has many advantages. Used for fitness or therapy, water is an excellent medium for strengthening, endurance, flexibility and balance training. The properties of water – resistance, buoyancy and turbulence – are used to work all the muscles in the body. The low impact environment acts gently on joints,


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pad/pool committee driven down Queen Street lately? How about Xavier Street? The roller-coaster ride on Lisgar Avenue? The other patchwork streets and roads in Renfrew? We canʼt even afford to repair and maintain the basic infrastructure we have now, let alone new and very expensive facilities. What would you rather have, clean water when you turn on the tap or a pool? Do you want to be sure when you flush the toilet that raw sewage doesnʼt suddenly start spewing from an old broken pipe or do you want a therapeutic hot tub? Some of the pipes under the streets and sidewalks of Renfrew are 100 years old.


To the editor: It would appear that the second ice pad/pool committee is pulling out all the stops in their efforts to get the Renfrew town council to vote in favour of their project. The ad on page 15 of the Jan. 3 Mercury EMC is an indication that they are willing to spend some money to get what they want. Unfortunately what they want is to spend other peopleʼs money on a facility we cannot afford. I donʼt think there is one resident of this town that wouldnʼt like to have what is proposed. The problem lies with how do you pay for it? How do you pay to operate and maintain it? Have any members of the second ice

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Town can’t afford pool and second ice pad homes all trying to raise money for operating costs as well as our various service clubs in need of charity dollars to serve the needs of the community. Then there is the food bank always in need because of the increasing demand for this vital service. I am sure if you were to ask the opinion of any families who unfortunately require this service about the proposed expansion, it would not take precedence over putting food on the table. I must say that the citizens of Renfrew and area are extremely generous and are to be commended for it. Itʼs a given that we all see an increase in our taxes yearly – as well as the yearly increase in water and sewer rates. These increases stretch to the limit the ability of many to pay and

take money away from the disposable income which we all require for day to day living. There is a theory out there that if Renfrew had such a facility it would attract more families to come and live here. Live here and work where? Just travel out of Renfrew at 5:30 or 6 a.m. and see the exodus of people leaving to go and work elsewhere. Shouldnʼt we be more focused on job creation to attract more residents to our town? Again, I must say I appreciate the idea of a Ma-Te-Way expansion but we simply cannot afford it. Thank you. Sincerely, Brian O’Gorman Renfrew

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To the editor: Re: Ma-Te-Way expansion This expansion is a good idea and I appreciate the very good intentions of the promoters. However, in my humble opinion we cannot afford a project this size given the current economic climate. Governments of all levels are struggling with massive deficits without any reference to the huge debts that are climbing daily. If there were either federal or provincial grant money available to us then the town needs only to look at the deplorable condition of our streets and the infrastructure beneath them. Fundraising in town has become the norm 12 months of the year. Weʼve got our hospital, hospice, and long-term care

at the corner of Mary and Blake streets. Steve Perry (great grandson of Frank White) and his wife Janie reside there now with their son, so you could say the house has remained in the family for four generations. Frank resided there with his wife Barbara (formerly Inglis) and raised six children, Nelson, Rose Perry, Mabel Dodge, Lloyd, Leslie (my father) and Elsie Stubinski. All are deceased except Rose who is in the Bonnechere Manor. According to my father, Frank had been home for Christmas in 1942, but

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Grandfather was one of Almonte train wreck fatalities To the editor: After reading the coverage in The Renfrew Mercury EMC about the Almonte train wreck of 1942, I noticed that the 39 fatalities listed included my grandfather. However, I would like to point out that the list incorrectly spelled my grandfatherʼs name and listed him as from Eastview, the former name of Vanier and now part of Ottawa. It should have read Frank White (not Whote) of Renfrew. While he roomed in Eastview and worked as a carpenter, his home was 168 Blake Street in Renfrew,

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had to return to work to allow others to be off. He was, unfortunately, a smoker and in the smoking car located at the rear of the train when the accident occurred. Kevin White (grandson of Frank) was at the Dec. 20 ceremony and spoke to people about the Eastview location. He was assured the record would be corrected to show his residence as Renfrew in the future.

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS NOTICE is hereby given that the annual meeting of the Renfrew Golf Club Limited (the “Corporation”) will be held at the Renfrew Golf Club on Tuesday January 22nd, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. for the following purposes: a. to receive and consider the financial statements of the Corporation for the year ended October 31st, 2012, together with the report of the auditors to the shareholders of the Corporation; b. to elect directors c. to appoint auditors and to authorize the directors to fix their remuneration; d. to transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting. DATED the 31st day of December, 2012. By Order of the Directors. ANDREW ROWAT Secretary


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Misrepresentations in letter about existing gun legislation To the editor: This letter is in response to Thomas CharbonneauĘźs letter in the Jan. 3 Mercury EMC, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ultimate tragedy of Newtown would be no change to gun lawsâ&#x20AC;? There are several misrepresentations in Mr. CharbonneauĘźs letter. Before I address those issues I want to state that what happened at Newtown was an unthinkable tragedy committed by an apparently mentally unbalanced person. My heartfelt sympathies go out to those who lost loved ones there. To really understand the issue of gun ownership, one must realize that the United States is a republic, as opposed to what we are used to in Canada, a federal constitutional monarchy. When the U.S. was founded the Founding Fathers insisted that the power be held by the people, and that those people had an obligation to hold its government to account. This is where Mr. Charbonneau misrepresents the intent of the Second Amendment. When the States were allowed to form militias, he states â&#x20AC;&#x153;These militias are army formations under the control of the state government. They operate as our own military units do, as aids to ... or support of the civil power.â&#x20AC;?

This is false. While militias might aid in the defence of the U.S. if they were being attacked by outside forces, this was not the intent of the Founding Fathers. I offer the following quotes to back my claim. Abraham Lincoln<http:// Abraham_Lincoln>, echoing the Declaration<http:// Independ ence> in his ďŹ rst inaugural address<http://>, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.â&#x20AC;? Thomas Jefferson to James Madison â&#x20AC;&#x153;I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.â&#x20AC;? George Mason, co-author

of the Second Amendment during VirginiaĘźs Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788. As can be plainly seen by the above quotes, the right to bear arms by the people was to protect them from their own government ďŹ rst, and foremost. The following quote shows that this is still the intent. The defence of the country from both its own government and of outside forces. Then-senator John F. Kennedy recognized the intent of the founding fathersĘź â&#x20AC;&#x153;fears of governmental tyrannyâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;security of the nationâ&#x20AC;? in his statement Know Your Lawmakers, Guns, April 1960, p. 4 (1960). â&#x20AC;&#x153;By calling attention to Ęťa well regulated militia,Ęź the ĘťsecurityĘź of the nation, and the right of each citizen Ęťto keep and bear arms,Ęź our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny which gave rise to the Second Amendment will ever be a major danger to our nation, the amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his

country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.â&#x20AC;? The problem with Mr. CharbonneauĘźs argument is that when the right to bear arms is deďŹ ned as he implies, what follows is that ďŹ rearms are meant to be held either by the government and/or military and not the common people. This is a favourite refrain of those people who would like to see civilian ownership of ďŹ rearms banned and privately held ďŹ rearms conďŹ scated. I offer the following quotes, one American and one Canadian. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our main agenda is to have all guns banned. We must use whatever means

possible. It doesnĘźt matter if you have to distort the facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.â&#x20AC;? Sara Brady Chairman, Handgun Control Inc., to Senator Howard Metzenbaum The National Educator, January 1994, Page 3. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came to Ottawa with the ďŹ rm belief that the only people in this country who should have guns are police ofďŹ cers and soldiers.â&#x20AC;? Allan Rock, CanadaĘźs Minister of Justice MacleanĘźs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taking aim on gunsâ&#x20AC;?, 1994

April 25, Vol.107 Issue 17, page 12. This is a scenario that no people that cherish their rights and freedoms should entertain, nor allow their government to enforce. For Mr. Charbonneau to imply that those who defend the rights of private ownership of ďŹ rearms are â&#x20AC;&#x153;ignorantâ&#x20AC;? is in itself an ignorant comment. LetĘźs address the root causes of what makes people commit these types of crimes, and focus on the criminals and not the guns of law-abiding citizens. Thank you. Nathan Harris Admaston-Bromley

President, Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drums

One hundred years ago Morrison and Carruth of a travelling entertainment group called the Tom Marx Kilties started a pipe band in Renfrew. That pipe band, in one form or another, has continued to this day. The band will kick off its centennial festivities for the year Saturday, Jan. 26 with a special edition of its annual Robbie Burns Supper. The Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drums are holding this edition of the Robbie Burns Supper at the Renfrew Legion. The evening starts with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Then, at 6:30 p.m., the Haggis is piped into the hall. After the Haggis is honoured with Ode to the Haggis, a traditional roast beef supper is served complete with toasts, neeps, tatties and Haggis, to those who dare. What makes this so special this year is the extraordinary entertainment that the band has planned. The youngest pipers will play a short tune to call you to supper. After you are fully satisďŹ ed the evening proceeds with The Immortal Memory, usually a speech about the life and poetry of Robbie. But this year Rob McKenzie will perform a short one-person play that will bring the memory of Robbie to life and into the 21st century. The play will be accented by several solo

pipers. The Pam Reid dancers continue the entertainment and will delight everyone with their spinning and precise steps. Several trios, quartets and quintets of pipers and drummers will get your blood rushing a little faster and raise the hair on the back of your neck. The evening will end with the whole band taking centre stage for several tunes, from soothing to stirring, culminating with audience help in the singing of Auld Lang Syne. Since the present form of the band sprung from the disbandment of the Renfrew Company of 42nd Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment in 1970, the present band will honour these founding members who through their determination, hard work and perseverance, kept piping and drumming alive and growing in Renfrew. Tickets are $30 and available at Renfrew Legion, Home Hardware, from band members or by calling 613-432-6407. Kids tickets (14 years old and under) are also available for $15 from band members only or by calling 631432-6407. Tickets must be purchased by Tuesday, Jan. 22. Be a Scot for an evening. Come and enjoy the Scottish heritage of Renfrew by toasting the address to the Haggis, the Ladies, Laddies and, of course, to Robbie â&#x20AC;Ś and do try a wee dram of the whisky. Come and make Robbie proud.

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

HeĘźs having a seniorĘźs moment. SheĘźs lost her marbles. It must be old timerĘźs disease. HeĘźs getting senile. Sound familiar? Common statements like these seem harmless. But they contribute to the shame, embarrassment and exclusion that people with dementia often face in their community, at work, and even among family and friends. Stereotypes about the disease are what prevent people from getting the help they need or disclosing their diagnosis. Stereotypes also stop others from taking the

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Kids Corp offers exciting Jumping into new year with proper incentive themes in January Abby Hall

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The start of the New Year is always exciting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it is a clean slate, a new beginning and with the new year comes new motivation. New YearĘźs resolutions are often seen as an unreachable goal that is forgotten about by mid-February. However, changing for the better is, with proper incentive and a structured plan, an achievable feat. As a student, I made a few resolutions for 2013, the ďŹ rst one being to get to bed earlier! The early mornings are not


Get W.I.T.H. It ! fitness starts this month in Beachburg and Cobden Lara Mylly Health Promoter

ItĘźs a great time to get more active so come on over to Beachburg Public School every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. or Cobden & District Public School every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. The ďŹ rst night of Get W.I.T.H. It! (Walking in the Halls) will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16 in Beachburg and Jan. 17 in Cobden. Being physically active can be challenging at the best of times, let alone during the colder, darker days of winter. Get W.I.T.H. It! is another way to add more walking into your day. Everyone is welcome. This is a free program to walk with neighbours, friends and family for fun and fellowship in a safe, warm place. There will be special events, draws and visitors each month so come on out and bring your own favorite tunes with you or walk to the beat of the fun, motivating tunes in the gym. YouĘźll need to bring water and a good pair of clean, indoor walking shoes to change into so we can keep the schools tidy. Please enjoy your snack or meal before or

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after the walking program so we can keep the schools allergy-safe for students. If you would like to be a Get W.I.T.H. It volunteer, if you have special needs or if you need a ride, please call Lara at the Whitewater Community Health Centre 613-582-3685. This event is about community. Beachburg Public School and Cobden & District Public School have generously opened their hallways for this community walking program every Wednesday and Thursday evening, from 5 to 7 p.m. until the end of March, but not during the March Break. Come on out and Get W.I.T.H. It! YouĘźll be glad you did! P.S. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No running in the halls!




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Kids Corp will be running some exciting weekly themes over the month of January, so come and join us. If you are a parent, grandparent or caregiver please join us. This is an excellent opportunity for adults and children to participate in activities geared towards developing and enhancing early learning from birth to school age. Babies are welcome. Please note the centre will be closed Jan. 14 to 18 and there will be no programming.

take place in the large reception hall area at the Armouries from 9 to 11 a.m. Please bring a pair of inside shoes for this playgroup and join us. If you are a parent of a new infant or young child, you may be interested in the Under One Club where parents with infants are welcome to attend. This is an opportunity to meet and talk with other parents with infants on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. Call your friends for a get together. Prenatal and Nutrition Program: Join us for refreshments and healthy recipes followed by information and support for pregnant women and teens. Vitamins and food vouchers are available. The program runs every Monday at 1 p.m. at the centre. We are seeking energetic people to join our board of directors, please call Barb for more information. The main location for Kids Corp is 115 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in the Renfrew Armouries Building. Please call 613-433-9901 for information or email You can also check out our website at

gagement, and it is deďŹ nitely a reasonable goal. Continuing old traditions such as games and lunchtime activities on Jag Days is a goal that Spirit Minister Heleana Varsch has set for 2013. A mix of new and old ideas always makes for a fun year! Last year was a fantastic period of new ideas, successes and changes, and 2013 will surely be even better. IĘźm looking forward to seeing everything that the upcoming year has in store for the community of SJHS!


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other staff willing to help you out. The extra information and help is available, and I would like to make a point of using it. I am not the only one making resolutions for the New Year. Many members of the St. JoeĘźs student council are also planning ways to make a positive impact on our school. Prime Minister Breigh Whalen has resolved â&#x20AC;&#x153;to interact more with our whole school, and to get ideas from the entire student body, not just those on student council.â&#x20AC;? Involving all students in our schoolĘźs activities is a great way to increase student en-


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exactly pleasant when IĘźm running on only a few hours of sleep. Establishing good habits are especially important now because of the upcoming exams at the end of January. Another resolution is to stop procrastinating. Modern day distractions like Facebook and YouTube can make homework and studying next to impossible. I get easily distracted and then wind up rushing my work. The last resolution IĘźve made is to use my resources. At St. JosephĘźs Catholic High School, there is a wonderful support system of teachers, educational assistants and

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Thursday, 10,2012 2013 Thursday,January March 15,

Provincial Masters underway at the Renfrew Curling Rink Andy Sklepowicz Behind the Glass

If you have been following Renfrew curling news at all then you know that the club is in the middle of hosting the Tim Hortons masters provincial championships. If you have not had a chance to catch a game yet, you are missing some great curling action in an exciting and fun atmosphere. Pop over to the curling rink from now until Saturday night and watch the best provincial curlers of this age group while enjoying the friendly and welcoming club atmosphere. You can also catch the action on Cogeco television. ACTION APLENTY

In other curling news, the Thursday afternoon mixed league declared the undefeated team of Rob Warren, Anne Windle, Larry Visneskie and Claudette Lockwood as winners of the second draw. In Wednesday skins action the winners of the second draw were Andy Sklepowicz, Cliff Valleau, Russ Connors and Theresa Mann at 5-1. In Tuesday afternoon ladies curling Pat Lee, Vi Bujold, Susan Hanniman and Judy Gracie narrowly edged out the quartet of Barb Roy, Sandra Fredette, Lee Sharpe and Marie Edwards for the Scott Trophy. Two teams were atop of the Friday night mixed second draw at 4-1. The mem-

bers of the winning teams: Bill Bowles, Rory McKay, Colette Yemen and Elaina McKay; and Jean Bouchard, Gord Eady, Pauline McManus and Phil Ciphery. ZONE PLAYDOWNS

On the weekend two Renfrew teams participated in the zone playdowns in Richmond for the Best Western Challenge, a club level competition for ladies that leads to a berth in the provincial tournament. The novice team of Yvonne Sklepowicz, Laurie Millar, Anne Windle and Donna Watson defeated the Carleton Place Winterburn rink and then played Ottawaʼs Granite Schmidt foursome. They lost on a difficult missed last rock double takeout attempt, thus making it an all-Renfrew B semifinal. The veteran team of Barb Westgarth, Shelley Jamieson, Stephanie Langlois and Barb Roy played the host clubʼs McKenna team and lost, then defeated Winterburn. In the B semis Westgarth won over the Sklepowicz rink and then got revenge by defeating the McKenna rink to take the B side and the final spot in the provincials. And finally to wrap up, the team of Rob Warren, Rory McKay, Eliana McKay and Robʼs sister Maureen Dunnigan rode key late-end wins over Huntley and Carleton Place to win the competitive side of the Family Bonspiel in Carleton Place.


Showing their support for Linda Letang, who is battling cancer, are members of the Afternoon Antiques hockey team; front left, Yollie Brassard, Ken Norlock, Gary Scott, Pat McKiinnon, Don Moulds, Gord Barney, Dave Stewart, Scotty MacMillan, John Lynch, Gerry Prevost, Hessel Vander Velde, Doug Letang, Mike Gorman, Gerry Bujold, Pat Enright, Brian Teske, Darwin Phillips, Allan Yull, Andy, Larocque and Pat St. Michael. Missing from photo are Mike Bulger, Ambie Burchat, Don Carty, Mac Dewey, Frank Folkema, Tim Gordon, Glen Graham, John Humphries, Scott MacDonald, Gerry Manion, Rory McKay, Ivan McDonald, Gord Patterson, Randy Penney, Marv Riopelle, Tom Rousselle, John Windle, Daryl Fiebig, Bob Moran and Rolly Raymond.

Antiques show their support for teammate’s wife Peter Clark

They call themselves the Afternoon Antiques. For five years, this group of oldtimer hockey players has been meeting two afternoons a week at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. Pat St. Michael and Gord Barney got the ball rolling five years ago. “We started with 10 players. Now we

Metro storms way to Leitrim tourney final Peter Clark

All involved in minor hockey have those days they remember for a lifetime. For the Renfrew Metro bantam house hockey team, one of those memorable days will be Dec. 27, 2012. “We played in a wild tournament in Leitrim yesterday that saw us play five games in one day! Our first game was at 8:30 am, with our last at 10 p.m.,” coach Scott Campbell said Dec. 28. “We were the finalist in this 12-team tourney.” Metro defeated the host Leitrim squad 2-1, blanked Vankleek Hill 5-0, downed Metcalfe 7-2 and outscored Ottawa South 5-3 in the

semifinal. They eventually lost in the final 5-1 to Stittsville. “With the crazy weather, we started the first game with only six skaters and no goalie for the first period,” Campbell noted. “This was a wild day with some awesome hockey. My nine players just ran out of legs against a three-line team in the final,” the coach added. RMHA statman Jeff Rekowski noted that the trio of Dawson Campbell (8G, 5A, Evan Zohr (5G, 9A) and Braedon Vincent (3G, 8A) collected 31 scoring points among them. Charlie Strader added two goals, and Jacob Freemark and Eric McIntyre singles. Excluding the opening period of the first game, Connery Campbell backstopped Metro to the final.

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have about 40,” St. Michael said. “Next year, 10 guys will be 70 and over,” Barney adds. Scotty MacMillan is the elder statesman on the other side of his 75th. These guys can poke fun at each other when it comes to one-liners in the dressing room with the best of them, but when itʼs time to being serious, they are ready to answer the call there, also. A few weeks ago, they were quick to jump aboard for team member Doug Le-

tang. “I wore pink laces one day in support of my wife Linda, who has been battling cancer (for a number of years). “My son (Alan) is also wearing them playing hockey over in Europe,” Letang said. “Don (Carty) asked me why I was wearing pink laces. The next thing I knew, he went out and got them for the whole team. That was nice of Don,” Letang added.

Iob makes his return behind Wolves bench Peter Clark

Renfrew Timberwolves coach and general manager Brent Sylvester has removed the coachʼs tag from his title. Sylvester has stepped down as bench boss and replaced himself with former coach Tony Iob. The Wolves made the announcement Thursday. Renfrew is in fourth place in the Valley Division of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League, and 13-15-and-2 at the time of the change. How-

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ever, they were unable to get the cobwebs out as Iobʼs first two games resulted in defeats. In his first tour of duty as bench boss of the Wolves, the Renfrew native took over midstream in 2010-11. The Wolves finished fourth, and went on to knock off the Valley Division-leading Perth Blue Wings in six openinground playoff games after falling behind 2-0 in the bestof-seven series. Renfrew then captured the franchiseʼs 11th Valley Division title in five games over

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the Arnprior Packers. The eventual EOJHL champion Clarence Creek Beavers topped the Wolves in five games in the Metro-Valley Conference final. Last year didnʼt go as well for Iob or the Wolves. The Renfrew club finished fourth once again in 2011-12, with a 16-23-and-3 record. This time, Arnprior was up for the challenge, sweeping the Wolves in fourth straight. Iob is joined behind the bench by assistants Kip Mulvihill and Mike Bredlaw.

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Renfrew teams turned in a good performance at the Renfrew Minor Hockey Associationʼs annual bantam house tournament Sunday. Fraserʼs Clothes Shop were A runners-up while Renfrew Metro claimed the B final. Fraserʼs topped Clarence Creek 4-2 and Barryʼs Bay 2-1 before dropping a 2-1 decision to Ottawa Centre in the final. Alex Markus had three goals for Fraserʼs. Dawson Brown added a pair. Brandon Hanniman and Cole Turcotte chipped in with singles. Jordan Vandersleen had a 36-save performance in the championship contest. Metro lost 2-1 to Arnprior in double overtime, and defeated Petawawa 8-0 and Kanata 7-1 to win the B side. Braedon Vincent had five goals in total. Jacob Freemark and Nicholas Wright added three goals, Dawson Campbell a pair, and Charlie Strader, Ryan Fortin, Evan Zohr singles. The shutout was Connery

Campbellʼs fourth of 201213. The peewee house tournament B division came down to an all-Renfrew final Dec. 28/ Paced by goals from Tanton Landriault and Sydney Smart, and the shutout netminding of Bryce Schaap, NAPA Auto Parts topped B.R. Fulton Construction 2-0. NAPA lost 2-0 to the Ottawa Falcons and blanked Shawville 12-0 to reach the B final. Stephen Young had five goals while Landriault had quite a game with three goals and eight assists. Sydney Smart, Olivia Smart, Brady Limlaw and Wyatt St. Michael added singles. Brody Byce posted the shutout. Fultonʼs lost 5-2 to eventual tournament champion Stittsville, and defeated Kanata 7-2 in earlier games. Nicholas Wright had six goals, Brett Clouthier two goals and two assists, and Darin Verch a single. Ethan Joudrey tended the first game in goal, while Mason Lynch played the semifi-

nal and B final. Fort-Coulonge captured top honours in the novice house tournament. Renfrew Pizzeria defeated Cobden 3-1 and lost 7-1 FortCoulonge. Kenny Ingram had three Pizzeria markers and Bo Stevenson one. Hope Simons was between the pipes. The Rink Rat Pro Shop dropped 6-1 and 3-2 decisions to Pembroke and Arnprior. Keegan Crozier had two goals and Gavin Halk one. Rylie Moore was in goal for the Rink Rats.

The Renfrew Novice Timberwolves won two of three games Dec. 29 to earn the B title at their own annual hockey tournament at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. The Renfrew squad defeated the Arnprior Packers 5-1 and Almonte 4-1. The loss came by a 4-2 margin to eventual tournament champion Nepean. Angus Duchene had four goals on the day, and Luke Steele a pair. Singles came from Braeden Curley, Carter Jarrett, Garrett Box, Ryan Kelusky and Chase Congdon. Congdon added three assists and Steele two. Owen Osborne went the distance between the pipes. The Muskrat Voyageurs won the Major Midget Timberwolves annual tournament last Saturday. Spearheaded by Tyler Bennettʼs three goals, the Cobden squad doubled the Char-Lan Rebels 4-2 in the final of the four-team event. Renfrew lost 3-2 to Muskrat on a Johnross Headrick goal in a shootout, edged the Athens Aeros 4-3 in a shootout, and were blanked 2-0 by Char-Lan. Cody Corbin had two goals, and Johnathon Vezina, Adam Martin and Craig Leclerc singles for the Midget Wolves. Martin and Vezina also pegged shootout markers. Travis Lemay had a 32-save performance versus Char-Lan. Chloe Eady posted the shootout goaltending win. The Bantam Wolves went 0-and-3 at the Smiths Falls Bears tournament during the Christmas break. Both Midget Wolves teams were 1-and-2 at

their respective divisions at the same Smiths Falls event. Leclerc, Vezina and Kody Tracey scored for the Major Midgets. LEAGUE ACTION

The Novice Wolves and Arnprior tied 3-3 in Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League play. Duchene had two goals and Congdon a single. Osborne was between the pipes. Muskrat shut down the Peewee Wolves 2-0. Luke Moran held goalcrease duties for Renfrew. The Bantam Wolves lost

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Renfrew Pizzeria tied Arnprior and Petawawa teams 1-1, and also lost 2-1 to Petawawa in novice league action. Ken Ingram, Stephan Brisco and Bo Stevenson scored in support of goaltender Hope Simons. Meadow Congdon earned the shutout in Canadian Tireʼs 2-0 atom win over BeachburgWestmeath. Hayden Moore and Sinisiaq Niego scored.

3-1 to Deep River and skated to a 4-4 deadlock with Pembroke. Chase Parkinson had two goals, Kraig Thompson and Ben Scheuneman scored in the tie. Jared Leclaire tallied versus Deep River. Carter Atkins look the loss while Carter Blimkie was between the pipes in Pembroke. On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Novice Wolves host Petawawa at noon. The Atom Wolves take on Valley Storm at 1 p.m. while the Major Midget Wolves meet Pembroke at 6 p.m. The Major Midgets also take on Arnprior Monday at 9:30 p.m.

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Frew Fest carnival and firefighters fish derby Jan. 26

People in and around the Renfrew area looking to spend a good day of family fun need go no farther than Ma-Te-Way Park. The Renfrew Parks and Recreation Department hosts the townʼs third annual Renfrew Winter Frew Fest Saturday, Jan. 26. All activities take place in one central location, inside and out at Ma-Te-Way Park, and admission for all is free, recreation program director Jo-anne Caldwell points out. “We have a fire and ice theme. It starts at 1 p.m. with both indoor and outdoor events,” she said.


There is one Frew Fest event that is not headquartered at Ma-Te-Way Park. The Renfrew firefighters are holding their annual ice fishing derby on the Bonnechere River. “Hopefully, whether permitting, weʼll be ready to go,” said organizer Peter Whalen. Registration and the derby itself starts at 7 a.m. at the boat launch. It runs until 5 p.m. “There will be prizes for adults and children,” Whalen added. Anglers can bring their catch back to the boat launch for the weigh-in. “We had 140 people (in the derby) last year.


Walking again in 2013 Quail Creek Retirement Centre will lace up again in the Walk for Memories for the Alzheimer Society. The walk is at Carleton University Jan. 27 and the Quail Creek team is attending for the fourth year. “This is a great fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County,” says Susan McGregor who invites people to contact her if they would like to place a pledge. At last year’s walk are, from left, Laurie MacMillan, Tracey Liebig of the Alzheimer Society, Susan McGregor, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, retired CJOH newscaster Max Keeping and Margy McGregor. R0011849793

The festival includes horse and sleigh rides, a vintage snowmobile show, Little Rayʼs Reptiles, Beavertails, face painting, balloons, several outdoor games, as well as a bonfire and marshmallows later in the day. “It is definitely a family event,” Caldwell adds. “There will be a dance upstairs, and fireworks,” she said of the final events of the day. “Everything will be done by 9 (p.m.).” Caldwell said if the weather is not conducive to a winter carnival, there are enough indoor events that the show will go on. “All the indoor events will be held in the upstairs hall.”

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Peaks ski season in flight Peter Clark

Calabogie Peaks Resort is enjoying a phenomenal 201213 ski season. “The skiing is as good as itʼs been at Christmas time in likely a decade or more,” president Paul Murphy said of the last couple of weeks. “We have all trails open which is unusual at this point of the year, so the skiersʼ opportunity to go out and actually enjoy skiing is the unique opportunity at Christmas this year. The Peaks is home to 29 trails. “Thatʼs the most of any mountain in the region. To have all of them open at one time is such a rare event.” The increased snowfall so far this year has certainly shown its worth in attendance. “We are seeing customers respond to that as the attendance has been very strong,” Murphy said on Friday. “We see a bunch of people who havenʼt likely skied in the last two or three years who are coming out just to enjoy

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Timberwolves skid reaches five games Peter Clark

The last time Tony Iob took over the coaching reins of the Renfrew Timberwolves, it was in midseason. They ďŹ nished fourth in the Valley Division of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League, took out the top-seed Perth Blue Wings in the opening round of the playoffs, and went on to capture the clubĘźs 11th Valley Division title. That was two years ago. The Wolves are in fourth once again, and appear destined to face their Lanark County rivals in another ďŹ rstround playoff matchup. The Wolves will need to brush up if Sunday night was any indication. The division-leading Blue Wings netted three unanswered third-period goals to claim the 5-2 triumph at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. Ben Wade paced the visitors with three goals while veteran keeper Jeremy Wright made 38 stops. Brett Madigan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who has many relatives in Renfrew and area â&#x20AC;&#x201C; added a goal and three helpers for Perth. Dallas Farr and Michael Minns put the Wolves on the board. Matt Gagne turned aside 32 of 37 Perth shots. The game turned when the Wolves couldnĘźt connect on a two-man advantage in the second period. The loss ran a Renfrew losing skid to ďŹ ve games.

The Wolves failed to convert six powerplays while the Thunder made good on three of their six attempts in AlmonteĘźs 4-0 win Saturday. Liam Killeen had two goals and goaltender Dominic Plaschy blocked 28 Renfrew shots to deal the Wolves their third shutout loss of the season. Gagne faced 35 Almonte drives. The Wolves still have a seven-point cushion on the Thunder for the ďŹ nal playoff spot. Almonte had played three less games. The Wolves were the chasers all night long in a 5-3 loss Dec. 29. The Metro loopĘźs Clarence Creek Beavers struck for an early 2-0 lead, and added two more quick tallies for a 4-1 edge to close out the second period. The Wolves fought back with two goals in the ďŹ nal stanza to narrow the gap, before a Sabastien Dion emptynetter sealed RenfrewĘźs fate. Colin Bradley and Casey Doner had three-point nights for the Wolves. Bradley had two goals and Doner one. Ryan Eady moved up to wing and added two assists. Clarence Creek netminder Ryan McLaughlin made 23 saves while Gagne blocked 18 drives. The WolvesĘź Adam Pearson and Clarence Creek counterpart Brett Faber received early exits following a spirited scrap seven minutes from the end of the middle period. Kurtis Leclaire was also

banished halfway through, and resulted in a nine-minute Beavers powerplay. The Wolves came within 23 seconds of killing it off. The Clarence Creek powerplay marker actually came on a twoman advantage. Leclaire also received a two-game suspension for the number of ďŹ ghting majors accumulated. The Perth Blue Wings broke up a 4-4 deadlock with two powerplay goals early in the third period, and then held off a late-game Wolves comeback bid Dec. 28 in Perth. Colin Bradbury, Sean Kyte, Kurtis Leclaire, Scott Conroy and Casey Doner shared Renfrew goals. Bradbury and Ryan Eady added two assists. Four Renfrew markers came inside of a 10-minute span to give the Wolves a 4-2 lead in the ďŹ rst period, but an immaculate night from PerthĘźs Blair Barr turned the game around. The Blue Wings veteran had four goals, but his second was a bad one for the Wolves to allow. Barr scored shorthanded with just seven seconds left in the opening stanza to cut the Wolves advantage to 4-3. Coming off injury, Gagne made his ďŹ rst start in goal in over a month for the Wolves. Jeremy Wright earned the goaltending win for Perth. Renfrew doesnĘźt see home ice again until Friday, Jan. 18 versus the Arnprior Packers. They travel to Shawville this Friday for 8 p.m., and also hit the road Sunday for a 2:30 p.m. start in Stittsville.




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Calabogie Ski Racing Club kicks off another season on the slopes Anne Lefebvre Calabogie Ski Racing Club

The Calabogie Ski Racing Club (CSRC) has opened up another race season. After a fall dryland training program, the athletes were keen to get out on the snow. Thanks to Mother Nature and excellent snow-making at Calabogie Peaks, the racers started carving it up in mid-December. They have just wrapped up an intensive race camp at Calabogie Peaks which ran almost every day through the Christmas holidays. CSRC is a competitive alpine ski racing program focused on the development of youth into competitive athletes and responsible young adults. The club is athletecentred, which encourages personal growth and develops individual potential. Athletes race within the National Capital Division of Alpine Ontario, against racers from other ski hills in eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

CRSC is offering ďŹ ve age divisions this year: U10, ages 8-9; U12, ages 10-11; U14, ages 12-13; and U16, ages 1415. CalabogieĘźs racers come from all over eastern Ontario, from Calabogie to Pembroke, and as far away as Kingston, Manotick and Kemptville. The racers will spend the next few weekends training to compete in upcoming slalom and giant slalom (GS) races. In slalom, racers navigate tight courses by pulling off quick short-radius turns, whereas in GS the turns are longer and the speed greater. The U16 group will kick off the season with a slalom race on home territory at Calabogie Peaks Jan. 19, while the U14s travel to Vorlage, Que. for their ďŹ rst slalom. The U14s and U16s then travel to Quebec for GS races on Jan. 20. The youngest competitors, U10, are at home Jan. 20 for another Slalom. Stay tuned this season to read all about the race reports and results!

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The flu bug is biting hard this year, and Renfrew is not being spared the agony. Wednesday morning Renfrew Victoria Hospital vicepresident of patient care services Christine Ferguson reported on the local situation. Ferguson said there has been a significant increase in the number of people presenting at Renfrew Victoria Hospital with flu-like symptoms. The month of December was especially busy. “Itʼs safe to say there is an increase,” she said. Some of the people, she said, were admitted for care. Influenza A is identified as one of the more significant outbreaks because of its severe respiratory impact. Ferguson said the flu shot provides protection against the flu, and also urges people to follow good hand-washing hygiene to prevent the spread of illness. ACTIVITY REPORT

Last month the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care reported high flu activity in Ontario. • For the period Sept. 1 to Dec. 10, Ontario had 15 labconfirmed cases of influenza

last year and 729 reported cases this year. In the same time period last year, the province had no flu institutional outbreaks; this year there have been 49. • Seasonal influenza annually results in up to 1,000 hospitalizations and up to 1,600 deaths in Ontario. • Expert scientific studies show Ontario's Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) annually saves the health-care system 30,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms and 200,000 visits to doctorsʼ offices. The number one preventative measure against the flu is the flu shot. WASH YOUR HANDS

The Public Health Agency of Canada offers the following advice to prevent the spread of the flu virus: • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds to help remove bacteria and viruses. Wash before and after eating, after you have been in a public place, after using the washroom, after coughing and sneezing, and after touching surfaces that may have been contaminated. An alcohol-

based hand sanitizer is also effective in killing viruses. • Keep your hands away from your face. In most cases, the flu virus enters the body through the eyes, nose or mouth. • Cough and sneeze into your arm, not your hand. If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands. • Keep common surface areas clean and disinfected. Doorknobs, light switches, telephones, keyboards and other surfaces can become contaminated with all kinds of bacteria and viruses. Regular cleaning and disinfecting of these surfaces with regular household disinfectants can help. Viruses can live on hard surfaces for up to 48 hours. • If you get sick, stay home. If you think you have the flu, you should stay home until your symptoms are gone. If your symptoms get worse, call your health-care provider. Some pharmacies are still offering flu shots at their stores, any time, with no appointment needed across Ontario. Flu shots in pharmacies are available to all Ontarians over the age of five years old.

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$174,900 MLS#833088 Seller Will Entertain Offers On This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home Located On A 2 Acre Lot Minutes From Town. Immediate Occupancy. Call Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041

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$172,000 MLS# 840325 - 3 Bedroom All Brick Bungalow - Fully Finished Basement - Close To Arena and River Call Rick 401-3212 or Patti 401-0197


Room For Large Family, 3 + 2 Bedroom Bungalow On Large Pie Shaped Lot. All New Windows and Doors. 24 x 24 Detached Garage Call Kelly to View: 613-433-2681

$134,900 MLS# 845775 -3 Bedroom -1.5 Storey -Corner Lot -Quiet Neighbourhood Call Vince Johnston – 613-433-2254

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Excellent Family Room. Three Bedrooms, Laundry Room on 2nd Floor. Two Full Bathrooms. Gas Heating, Central Air, Above Ground Pool, Extra Internet Connections. Call Morris Eady: 613-432-1830. www.


$124,900 MLS# 842387 First Time Buyer Or Investor. 3 Bedrooms. Gas Heat. Central Air. Updated Paint And Flooring. Offers Welcomed. Call Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041

$344,900 MLS#787560 -Log Home with 90 Acres -Newer 6 Stalled Barn -Stone Fireplace Call Vince Johnston – 613-433-2254

$229,900 MLS# 850980 Pleasant 3 Bedroom on Country Lot. Open Concept Living Areas. Beautifully Appointed Walk Out Basement. A Must See. Call Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041




Now That The Street Is Paved, Take A Drive and Imagine What Your New Home Would Look Like On One Of These Beautiful Lots. From $69,900. Call Morris Eady: 613-432-1830



$379,900 MLS# 850635 -Great Location -Brick Home -Finished Basement -Large Lot Call Vince Johnston: 613-433-2254


$119,900 MLS#849934 Frame triplex needs some TLC. Good income, excellent location. Great for a single person looking for assistance in owning a home, or for a couple. Call Morris Eady: 613-432-1830


$99,000 MLS# 851536 3 Bedroom Mobile on Owned Land Completely Renovated. Immaculate. Drilled Well and Septic Call Rick & Patti Reid 401-3212 or 401-0197


$134,900 MLS#850777 Recently Renovated 2 Bedroom Home In Village Of Calabogie. Large Double Lot. Good Outbuilding. Large Bright Sunroom At Rear Of House. Also, Available To Rent. Call Kelly To View: 613-433-2681

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$39,900 Prime Building Land. 3.10 Acres, 196 ft x 700 ft on Thompson Road. Easy to Walk. 4 Corners Marked. Close to Ottawa River and Public Boat Launch. Call Charlene: 613-433-4082.

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$349,900 MLS# 843255 - INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY - Foundry with large garage and duplex - Great Income Potential Call Vince Johnston: 613-433-2254 22 The Renfrew Mercury EMC - Thursday, January 10, 2013

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$229,900 MLS# 852196 Busy Convenience Store And Gas Bar. Attached Living Quarters. Well Located. Seller May Assist With Financing. Call Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041




-High and Dry Acres Building Lot -Cabin on Property -1.5 Acres Treed with Cleared Areas Call Rick & Patti Reid: 613-401-3212 or 613-401-0197

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Changes to the Renfrew Public Library in 2012 include repainting, new carpeting and this large circulation desk, which was provided through a $13,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant.

Steve Newman

A lot of changes have happened at Canadian libraries in recent years, with the increasing use of the Internet, e-readers and DVDs. But thereʼs also a lot to be said for what a fresh coat of paint and new carpets can do. About $30,000 was spent earlier in 2012 to upgrade the upstairs level of the two-storey Renfrew Public Library. The major costs were for painting and recarpeting, but electrical and recabling work for computers was also completed. Library assistant Sandra

Fishenden, who was hired in 1977, says it was the libraryʼs last large-scale recarpeting since 1980. “There hasnʼt been any on the main levels, except for carpeting in the foyer,” she says. The overhaul was much needed, admits chief librarian Bettijane OʼNeill, who joined the library staff in 2008. OʼNeill says the library looked unkempt and dirty, with a hodge-podge of different colours and states of repair. A $13,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, to replace the former circulation desk,

also made a big difference. Now the library looks a whole lot more spacious and tidier. In addition to improving wheelchair accessibility, the circulation desk separates the libraryʼs public space from storage space and the staffʼs lunch room. “It looks fresher, while the carpet and having mainly the one colour of paint makes the place flow much more,” says OʼNeill. “And people like the openness.” Thereʼs also a new four-station circular computer table. This has freed up other room on a table next to the wall for

laptops brought in by library users. And $3,700 was spent in 2012 for an angled paperback book shelf that makes it easier to see the books. The library has e-readers for access to its e-book subscription service, in addition to being home to about 1,200 DVDs and 35,000 books. Itʼs also the second library OʼNeill has worked in that was built with money from Andrew Carnegie. The American philanthropist, who supported library projects across North America, provided $16,000 in 1915 to make construction of the Renfrew library possible.

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Church Services Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church 291 Plaunt St. S. Rev. Russell Wardell Rev. Susan Tough Sunday Worship 10am For all Ages Wheelchair Accessible Website: _____________________________

St. James Lutheran 66 Elgin Ave. E. 613-432-5078 REVEREND CATHY MCCAIG SUNDAY JANUARY 13 BAPTISM OF OUR LORD 9:00AM – Worship with Holy Communion and Fellowship ___________________

OPP disappointed with number of impaired-driving charges Despite continued warnings that the Ontario Provincial Police would be as visible as ever during their Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign, the OPP is disappointed that the number of motorists charged with impaired driving over the holidays is the highest it has been when compared to the last eight campaigns. This seasonʼs Festive RIDE campaign was conducted from Nov. 24, 2012 to Jan. 2, 2013 and OPP RIDE stops were set

up around the clock throughout the province. Over the campaign, OPP officers charged 693 persons with having a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) over 0.08 (or over 80 milligrams). Officers also issued a total of 625 Warn Range suspensions to motorists caught driving with a BAC between 0.05 and 0.08 (50 and 80 milligrams). During last yearʼs campaign (2011-2012), OPP officers charged 682 motorists with impaired driving and

issued a Warn Range suspension to 583 drivers. According to the OPP, there is no excuse for the number of impaired drivers being on the rise and it is a simple matter of people continuing to make bad decisions that impact public safety over the holidays. “We had hoped to see these numbers decrease significantly during this yearʼs campaign, in light of how much harder we have worked to educate the public about the dangers of drinking and driv-

ing,” said OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis. “Impaired driving continues to be the leading cause of criminal death in Canada and it is disappointing that we still have Ontario drivers who feel entitled to place other road users at risk of losing their lives to an impaired driver,” Lewis added. The OPP is reminding the public that they will continue to conduct RIDE stops throughout the year on Ontario roads.

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

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

AUCTION SALE Saturday January 19th, 2013 10:30 AM sharp

Elmwood Bible Chapel 200 Francis St. 613-432-3087 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. – Bible Study, Prayer

For the Arnprior Friendship Club formerly known as Mons Rebekah Lodge 203 to be held in the Old Fire Hall, 105 Elgin St., Arnprior, Ontario.


Tables, chairs, dishes, pots and pans, Refrigerator, 2 freezers, Antique Desks, Upright Piano etc. etc. Contact: Audrey Taylor 613-623-3300 Terms: Cash or Cheque with ID

AUCTIONEER: JOHN J. O`NEILL Estate or Auctioneer not responsible in case of loss or accident R0031453194





Paper Memories – 819-647-5747 Or Lise’s Flower Palace – 819-647-2024

The Renfrew Presbyterian Church 460 Raglan St. S. 613-432-5452 Ministers: The Reverends Brian and Alison Sharpe Organist: Mrs. Elizabeth Brumm, H.B.Mus., A.R.CT.(2)

SUNDAY WORSHIP 10AM Nursery Care Available Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Wheelchair Accessibility EVERYONE WELCOME If transportation required Call Church Office 613-432-5452 Tues-Fri 8am _____________________________

Renfrew Baptist Church Corner of Plaunt & Railway 432-4266 Rev. Tom Smith Sunday worship 10:30am Cable Channel 22 Sundays 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. All Are Welcome


The Anglican Church of Canada ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE Corner Argyle St. at Patrick Phone 613-432-3062 Reverend Cathy McCaig With members of the Parish Sunday, January 13 10:30am Come and Worship


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

Word of Life Ministries SUNDAYS @ 7:00pm

9:30 a.m. – The Lord’s Supper 11:00 a.m. – Family Bible Hour and Sunday School _____________________________

8 Argyle and Munroe Streets A non-denominational Full Gospel Fellowship Rev. Bill McMillan 613.432.6059

The Roman Catholic Community


OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH 100 Lisgar Avenue, West 432-8525 Saturday 7:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH 331 Plaunt Street, South 432-5825 Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m.

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Denis Lacroix

Medal to outgoing county warden


McKibbon honoured

Outgoing Renfrew County Warden Bob Sweet was a recent recipient of the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal is awarded to individuals and organizations throughout Canada as part of the 60th anniversary of the QueenĘźs accession to the throne of England. Sweet, whoĘźs also the mayor of Petawawa, ďŹ nished an unprecedented ďŹ fth term as warden Dec. 11. He was recognized for his outstanding work in the community, including contributions as warden and chairman of Expo 150, the countyĘźs 150th-anniversary celebrations in 2010. In his acceptance speech, Sweet thanked everyone for their support during the historical event that brought thousands of visitors to the county. Sweet also mentioned that it was a joint effort to make Expo 150 a reality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am honoured to accept this medal not just for myself, but for the hundreds of volunteers throughout all of Renfrew County who devoted countless hours to Expo 150 and made the event the huge success that it was.â&#x20AC;? Greater Madawaska Township Mayor Peter Emon, who was acclaimed the new warden after Sweet chose not to run for a sixth term, extended congratulations to Sweet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is a committed to serving all the residents of the County of Renfrew, and he is truly deserving of this award,â&#x20AC;? said Emon. Emon presented Sweet with the medal at the Dec. 11 inaugural session of county council.






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

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Build your custom home at the front and have all the walking trails and hunting watches you need! Located for easy commute to Pembroke and Ottawa. MLS# 852993 $169,900 (no HST) Please contact Joanne.

Enjoy your own piece of waterfront on the Madawaska River. 155ft of waterfront and 283 ft deep. Very private - includes firepit, shed and brand new outhouse. No HST on this purchase! MLS 843118 $69,900

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Choose from 4 lots in this very private and desireable area. All lots have driveway, cleared ready to build, hydro/phone at road, all with pine, oak & maple trees. Excellent for a slab foundation w/private forest views at the back. (HST applicable) MLS# 851880. $35,000

Excellent location directly across from the Arnprior Golf Course. 1.31 acre lot that has views of the Ottawa River and easy access to the boat launch. High end homes in this neighbourhood! (HST applicable) $89,900

1.48 acres off Hwy 60 and close to Renfrew. Other nice homes nearby. Severed and ready for you to build when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready! Natural gas at the road. MLS 852067 $22,900




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Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant presents Alton McKibbon with the Commemorative Medal for Her Majesty Queen Elizabethâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 60th anniversary of the accession to the Throne on Feb. 6, 1952. McKibbon is well known to the people of Eganville and surrounding areas for his involvement and dedication to community service, particularly to the Eganville and District Sportsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club and to the Eganville Sno Drifters Club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is an honour to recognize Alton McKibbon for his worthy contributions to his peers, his community and to Canada,â&#x20AC;? Gallant said.



There will be 60,000 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals handed out during the 60th year of her reign. Brian Proulx, left, of the Knights of Columbus Council 1916 was honoured to be among them as he receives the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jubilee medal from Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski Dec. 10. With them is Proulxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife Shirley. Proulx has been the recording secretary with the Knights for 23 years and with the council for 38 years overall, plus 35 years with the Junior B Timberwolves. He was also with Sport Renfrew for 15 years in its inaugural days, noted nominator Dean Black. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a shocker,â&#x20AC;? Proulx said upon learning he was being honoured. The certificate that comes with it is personally signed by Governor General of Canada David Johnston. It reads, â&#x20AC;&#x153;By Command of Her Majesty the Queen, the Diamond Jubilee Medal is presented to you in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Her Majestyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Accession to the Throne and in recognition of your contributions to Canada.â&#x20AC;?

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The 2012 Christmas Bird Count was a success The Christmas Bird Count was a success and, as usual, there were more birds at feeders and in the field before and after the count than there were on count day, as happens every year. The weather was good and 4,825 individual birds of 41 species were counted. Previous highs were in 1997 and 2003 when 7,280 individuals were counted. Our species count high was in 2003 when 47 species were counted. The largest bird count was of snow buntings in 1997 when 1,875 were counted in one flock. This year flocks totalling 485 were seen. We added two species to the count a merlin and six red crossbills, both were very welcome. Three new records were set: 1,100 Canada geese, 140 dark-eyed juncos and 92 ringbilled gulls were present on count day The raptors were well represented but numbers were as low as they can get and still be counted. We have

this year. Barred owls are more often heard than seen. Their unusual song “who cooks for you who cooks for you all,” travels far on a clear, cold night. Our three common woodpeckers, pileated, hairy and downy are very territorial and do not allow other woodpeckers into their space. This year 12 (13 in 1994) pileated woodpeckers were counted, 41 (112 in 1999) hairy woodpeckers and 38 (84 in 2004) downy woodpeckers. Horned larks are never plentiful but this year 6 (24 in 2006) made it into the books. The clever ones, blue jays, gray jays crows and ravens must have gone south early. None were well represented with only 243 (954 in 2000) blue jays, two (five in 1998) grey jays, 192 (1038 in 2006) common crows and 40 (59 in 2000) ravens. Black-capped chickadees seemed to migrate further into the wooded areas this winter as only 338 were counted (970 in 2004). The creepers; white and red-breasted nut-

JIM FERGUSON SCENE FROM THE HAWK’S EYE placed count highs in brackets for each species: one Cooperʼs hawk (four in 2006), one red-tailed hawk (14 in 2006), one rough-legged hawk (46 in 2006), six bald eagles (six in 2006), one northern harrier (10 in 2006). Game birds were not as game as they have been in other years: wild turkeys 247 (728 in 2010)), ruffed grouse 5 (51 in 2004), greey partridge 3 (46 in 2005). Depth of snow plays a huge roll in the survival rates of these species. Wild turkeys were seen floundering around in the deep snow searching for food this week, not a good sign. Numbers of rock pigeons and mourning doves were down considerably from previous highs, pigeons 158 (702 in 1998) and mourning doves 255 (681 in 2006). Only one owl, a barred, was seen

hatches and the brown creeper remained about average in numbers: white-breasted 80 (113 in 1998), red-breasted 17 (50 in 1992) and the brown creeper two (five in 04). Bohemian waxwings can be many or few. This year few was the key word and only 86 (639 in 2008) waxwings were part of the count. European starlings were very plentiful in early and mid fall but by December they had migrated south. This year 702 (956 in 2011) remained on count day. House sparrows, a major concern in some areas, dropped to 60 from a high of 375 in 1996. The finches are our most colourful and least predictable birds during the winter. Northern cardinals are always welcome; 40 were seen on count day (44 in 2007). Eleven were seen at one feeder this week, more about that later. Evening grosbeaks once our top performer was down to 62 birds (1250 in 1990). Just two house finches (68 in 96) and 31 pine grosbeaks (123 in 1997) were present.

Common redpolls arrived in huge numbers a day or two after the count but 375 (1602 in 2001) were present on the 15th. Hoary redpolls, never common, had three representatives (11 in 1999), the 10 pine siskins counted were down from a high of 383 in 2000 and the American goldfinches came in at 312. Their high number was 1746 in 2000. Tree sparrows travel from the far north to be here for the winter. This year 52 (246 in 1998) made the trip. Ila and I would like to thank all those that participated in the count; your help is much appreciated. Special thanks to our field counters; it was a long cold day. Next year more feeder counters will be needed. We can add your name to the list at any time. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, RR 5, Renfrew, Ont., K7V 3Z8. Phone 613-4322738 or email jamesh(at)


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Brand New! Nestled amongst mature trees, 10 min from town this cozy 3 bedrm offers oak cabinets, authentic hardwd floors, chic master Ensuite + full lower level awaiting your design. $219,900. MLS#848322

Now Complete! Very private, 3 bedroom raised bungalow with walk-out basement with finished entry & laundry room. Give us a call to view these lovely, affordable homes! $219,900. MLS#848652

Brand New! 3 bedroom raised bungalow with walk-out basement with finished entry & laundry room. Give us a call to view these lovely, affordable homes! $219,900. MLS#848339






177 FLAT ROAD: Meticulous rustic log & brick 3 bedroom, 3 bath home featuring a vaulted ceiling, center stone fireplace, fireplace in master, pool, hot tub, hardwood bush with trails, creek! 20 min from town. MLS#848629

552 MINE VIEW ROAD: ATTENTION ANIMAL LOVERS! Horses & Dogs Welcome to this 79 acre fenced property! Spacious, 3+1 bedroom, family home w/ quick access to HWY #17, hardwood flooring, wood stove, finished lower level, dbl attached garage + 30’ x 40’ insulated garage. $349,000. MLS#849636

1528 WHITTON ROAD: Spacious, custom stone family home close to town on 14 acres! Open concept kitchen/ dining rm, large family rm + rec rm. Att dbl gar + det gar. 3 season rm, pool, deck, pond! $535,000. MLS#838711

Sherri Cobus Broker 613-432-1947

Your Weekend Sales Rep. Allison Shields-Mulvihill Sales Representative 613-433-2880

221 PINNACLE ROAD: On the fringe of Renfrew. 3+1 bedrm home features hardwood flooring, open concept design w/ cathedral ceiling, master w/ walk-in closet & 4pc ensuite, finished lower level w/ large family room & propane fireplace. $305,000. MLS#852870

Lisa Dunbar Sales Representative 613-633-0062

28 PEMBROKE ST: Affordable 3 Bedroom Family Home in Cobden! Private backyard! New pellet stove, hardwood flooring on main, 4pc bath & custom kitchen. Great location for commuters! $119,500. MLS#830921

181 COOPER HILL RD: Outstanding home situated on a point along the Madawaska River featuring 2 bay garage, some newer windows, newer flooring, electrical, roof, & propane fireplace! Fully furnished! 1 acre. A Must See Home! $495,000. MLS#842965


Mike Coulas Sales Representative 613-432-0092

210 PINNACLE RD: On the outskirts of town! 3+1 bedrms, 2 baths, new windows & kitchen cabinets. Kitchen appliances included. Lower level w/ rec. rm, large 4th bedrm & 3pc bath & exterior entry. Easy access to Hwy 17 & 60. $219,000. MLS#840874

15B LINDA LANE: Cottage situated on the Madawaska River with 4.8 acres. Great Recreational Property! Over 20 miles of waterway for great fishing & boating! $189,900. MLS#839287

5126 HWY #60: A good winter project for the handyman! 2 storey home, in Douglas, needing TLC. Situated on beautiful, mature lot. Listing Price: $79,900. MLS#852598

361 DOMINION ST: Solid, 2 storey, brick home, large deck, fenced yard w/ storage shed. Open concept dining/ living rm. Newer windows, laminate flring & paint. Close to amenities. $145,900. MLS#842973

PT LOT 10, CON 1&2, MATAWATCHAN: 260 ft of Waterfront on Spring Fed Hutson Lake! Chalet style cabin ¾ completed sits on property – no water, heat. Solar. Seasonal road access off of Eddison Drive. $144,500. MLS#850194

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DOMBROSKIE RD 660 HYDRO BAY RD ORIOLE TRAIL 269 MCMAHON RD 627 FORTINGTON ST: Ideal Newer Space for 19 acres- 874’ Lovely Garden 91 acres- 1000’ 4.32 acres! Lease!Close to HWY#17 & box stores. Corner site Waterfront on Muskrat Lake Waterfront Waterfront on Reid’s of Fortington & O’Brien Road. Plenty of Parking. $45,900. Property! $69,900. Lake! $249,500. Lake! $229,900 Bright, spacious space w/ private office in back. MLS#826923 MLS#847227 MLS#841835 MLS#8407466 MLS#770869

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517 CASTLEFORD RD., R.R.5 RENFREW 462 MAYHEW ST. Asking $319,900 for this spacious 4 BR, 3 bath bungalow, quiet location, fully finished basement, oversized garage. MLS# 853680. Call Peter 613.432.0319

28 acres and a spacious country home for you and your family - 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 fireplaces - laundry on main level - custom kitchen with island - 3 plus detached garage and a double attached garage. Call David at 401-2824 or Helen at 432-0058


408 HALL AVE JENNIFER LANE Very affordable living here folks in a quiet well established park. Some improvements required but worth viewing. $22,000...Call David 613.401.2824 MLS #852664


OTTERIDGE AVE (HUNTER GATE SUBDIVISION) A custom built bungalow will be here for you in the spring - pre-purchase and choose your flooring, cabinetry and colors - a dream for you to move into with everything done for you - Call Helen for details and floor plan at 432-0058

A 2 storey brick home with detached single garage - laundry and full bath on main level plus family room at the rear - 3 bedrooms on second level - full basement - Gas heat - so close to downtown - convenient location for you and your family. $159,900 Call Helen at 432-0058

205 LOCHIEL ST A beautiful century home in an excellent location - 3 storey brick with lots of square footage - gleaming hardwood flooring - 1 and ½ baths - laundry on main level- newer windows - rear deck - detached garage Call Helen at 432.0058

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189 DOMBROSKIE RD 1270 GOSHEN RD, Asking $279,900 for this just completed 3 BR bungalow, 2- 4 pc baths, gleaming hardwood, granite counter top, natural gas heat. MLS# 852499. Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information

3877 BURNSTOWN RD. Asking $119,900 for this edge of town well maintained 1.5 storey 3 BR home on large lot. Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information.


Great Starter Home! Why Pay Rent when you can own for less! Lot 54’ by 100’ Eat in Kit, LR, 1- 3 Pc Bath, 2 BDR plus Laundry room. F.A. Gas, Central Air, Newer Windows. Appliances whicah are almost new to remain. Asking $104,500 Call Ross 613.433.1133.for details


16 MACS LANE NOW ONLY $399,000 for this waterfront home on the Ottawa River, 3 BR, finished basement with walkout. MLS# 849708 Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information.

20 PEMBROKE ST Now $124,900. This is an affordable home in Cobden, large rooms, great lake view. MLS# 824234 Call Peter 613.432.0319



280 BALDWIN ST. Double Lot; Kit, DR, LR, 1-4 Pc bath on Main Floor. 2nd Floor 3 BDR with 2- 4 pc bath. 3rd level office or additional bedroom. Fully finished basement; 2 – car garage; MLS# 820362 Call Ross Peever for details. 613.433.1133. Asking $259,000

Great Price! Great Home! Clean, Tidy and Neat. Large eat in Kitchen, LR, 2 BDR, 1- 4 pc bath plus family room. Full basement with rec room , 1 BR, Furnace Room, New F.A. Oil/Wood Furnace, Asking $164,900 MLS# 827579 Call Ross Peever 613.433.1133 to view.

999 CALABOGIE RD. $439,900 for this custom built 4 BR log home with large detached garage. MLS# 842785 Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information

406 BARR STREET A solid brick 3 bedroom bungalow - good residential area - close to shopping and schools - 50 x 100 lot - attached carport - finished basement 2 baths - outstanding deck at the rear overlooking the garden area - do not miss this one!!! Call Helen at 432-0058 to view


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15 QUEEN ST NORTH Brick& Vinyl Bungalow, Open Concept Kit, DR, LR 3 BDR, 1- 4 Pc Bath. New Roof (2008) New Windows (2002) Totally Maintenance Free. Asking $189.900 MLS# 852035 Call Ross 613.433.1133 to view.

1 year old 1500 sq ft bungalow , 4 BDR with 2 – 4 pc baths on main floor. Open Concept Kit, DR, LR, plus Laundry Room. Deck off DR. Full Basement all dry walled, F.A. Propane Heat, 200 amp service. You must see the home to fully realize what an excellent buy this is. Ross Peever 613.433.1133.



5065A MATAWATCHAN RD., GRIFFITH MADAWASKA WATERFRONT Buy this before spring and you are all set for summer living on the water - two storey custom built brand new home - 2 baths - custom kitchen and living and dining area (open concept) 3 bedrooms - beautiful porch area overlooking the waterway - Call Helen at 432-0058

357 WADE AVE. Asking $249,900 for this solid three bedroom home, backing onto forest, with in ground pool. Call Peter 613.432.0319 for information


2791 BELLAMY RD. WHITE LAKE Minutes from the village of White Lake - over 2 acres of land - 4 level split level living - open concept living and dining and kitchen - 3 bedrooms 1 and ½ baths - Huge rear deck - attached garage - landscaped lot - great value here!!!! Call Helen at 432-0058 to view


887 GILLAN ROAD Commerical Steel Building 40’ by 60’ Located on edge of Renfrew. Lot 210’ by 313’ lots of Power m Zoned c-2 Asking $179,000 MLS#838833 Call Ross 613.433.1133 for details


Great 3 bedroom investment property or a starter home located on a decent lot. Some upgrades have been done to this home and is definitely worth viewing. Why rent when you can own? Call David at 401-2824 to view today MLS#847665

650 FIFTH ST 1 ½ Storey Home, Many upgrades, Large Kit leading to back deck, separate DR, LR, plus 1- 2 pc bath all on main floor. 2nd floor consists of 2 BDR, 1 – 4 pc bath. Full basement F.A. Gas furnace, 100 amp service, 1 car detached garage. Many extras like newer windows. Asking $144,500 MLS 848853 Call Ross 613.433.1133 for details.


5729 HWY 132, DACRE Drive a little to GET A LOT!!!! Amazing 5 bed3 ELGIN AVE room home - so many possibilities - 2 baths 2 St Brick Home, Open Concept Kit, DR, LR. 2nd large living area on two levels - outstanding lot Floor 3BDR, 1-4Pc Bath, Full Basement with 1-4 surrounded by flowing creek - detached workpc bath, Rec Room. F.A. Gas, Central Air, Lot 100’ shop and double car garage - it is a beauty in by 125’. Asking $210,000 MLS#840203 Call Ross every way. Call David at 401-2824 or Helen at 613.433.1133 for details. 432-0058 to view. 26 The Renfrew Mercury EMC - Thursday, January 10, 2013

794 LOCHWINNOCH RD 2 STY vinyl sided home, updated KIT with oak Cabinets, DR, LR, 1- 3 pc bath, newer windows and doors. Upstairs: 3 BDR, plus 1- 3 pc bath with Jacuzzi tub, large summer kit with loft, 2 car attached garage. $179,000 Call Ross 613.433.1133

What a home - outstanding value and outstanding construction - this home must be seen to be appreciated - paved drive right to your door - numerous bedrooms complete loft living over the large attached garage - well equipped kitchen and eating area overlooking the 4 season porch and inground pool - hot tub area too - This is a marvelous home - skiing and swimming at your doorstep!!! Call Helen at 432-0058 to see it.


Your Community Newspaper

Rural council steps up social media presence with Facebook and Twitter Peter Clark

Admaston-Bromley Council has taken a big step up when it comes to promoting the township.

Social media co-ordinator with the Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation Kelly Lemenchick and township clerk-treasurer Annette Louis explained to council the ad-

vance the township has made. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are now on Facebook, and have a Twitter account,â&#x20AC;? Louis explained. General township information, mission statement, map, events, etc., can be found on

Facebook, she noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;WeĘźll have a daily check. All things will be done inhouse,â&#x20AC;? Louis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;WeĘźll update meetings three or four days in advance.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;My only concern is that an individual is assigned to check it (update) daily,â&#x20AC;? Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe said. That will be done, Louis assured. The township also has a

new Twitter account â&#x20AC;&#x201C; @AdmastonBromley. Mayor Briscoe said itĘźs good to see the township step up with todayĘźs technology. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel good about this,â&#x20AC;? she told council.


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Educators learn about digital mammography ANNUAL MEETING Renfrew Agricultural Society

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From left, ETFO, Renfrew County ESP Local treasurer Dawn Lorbetskie and president Colleen Mackin present a cheque to the RVH Call to Action representatives Debbie Tiernay, Cecie Whalen, Sandra Beimers and Annette Miller for the Digital Mammography Fund. vided background information about the Call to Action initiativeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;formed in 2011 as a method to disseminate health care information to the public in partnership with community representatives. The grassroots outreach approach has proven very successful in getting the message out. Desilets noted, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The initiative has taken on a brand of its own.â&#x20AC;? Cecie Whalen said she became involved with CTA because she believes the hospital is an important part of the community. Whalen shared with the group many ways

to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Learn, Know, Actâ&#x20AC;? when it comes to health care. She also touched on the difďŹ culties of raising funds in smaller communities and thanked the group for its donation. Mackin and EFTO, Renfrew County ESP Local treasurer Dawn Lorbetskie presented a cheque for $100 â&#x20AC;&#x153;to help top offâ&#x20AC;? the digital mammography fund. RVH mammographer Debbie Tiernay spoke about the Ontario Breast Screening Program, and explained some of the beneďŹ ts of the new equipment, including reduced amounts of radiation and the

speed (six or seven seconds) with which images are available. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new equipment is deďŹ nitely state-of-the art,â&#x20AC;? she concluded. Sandra Beimers shared her personal story about breast cancer from diagnosis through treatment and followup, as well as her perspectives as a staff member of the Diagnostic Imaging team at RVH. Beimers said she â&#x20AC;&#x153;experienced ďŹ rsthand and sees every day at work the importance of mammography.â&#x20AC;? Approximately 1,200 patients have now been screened using the new equipment.

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One thing leads to another, and the recent Home Hardware Unwrapping Christmas Early event in support of Renfrew Victoria HospitalĘźs Digital Mammography project led to an invitation for the Call to Action (CTA) team. When Colleen Mackin, president of the Elementary TeachersĘź Federation of Ontario (EFTO), Renfrew County Education Support Personnel (ESP) Local, met CTA representatives Cecie Whalen and Sandra Beimers there on Oct. 23, a connection was formed. Mackin thought the current initiative of the CTA, the new Digital Mammography equipment and renovated DM suite would be of interest to members. She notes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A very large percentage of our membership is made up of women, so the Digital Mammography Project really hits home.â&#x20AC;? The EFTO, Renfrew County ESP Local, which has approximately 150 members from all areas of Renfrew County, meets two to three times per year and invites a guest speaker to each meeting. At the organizationĘźs Nov. 12 meeting at Cobden District Public School, representatives of the CTA team presented many aspects of the Digital Mammography project. Barb Desilets, Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation director of development, pro-






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

BUSINESS SERVICES ACCOUNTING CHRONICLE DIAMOND AWARD WINNER 2009, 2010 & 2011 Saturn Accounting Services 613-832-4699

Carpentry, Repairs, Rec Rooms, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates, 25 years experience. 613-832-2540




James is 19!!!!

to the original Monkey Boy! Love you lots Mom, Samantha and all your family

Happy Birthday Jean HaHaHa Love Shan & Mark







2 BEDROOM, Ground floor, just painted and renovated, 311 John Street N, Arnprior includes utiltiies, $895/month. Available immediately. Laundry hook-up in basement. Days 613-623-4138, evenings 613-623-7439

ARNPRIOR 2 Bdrm Apt. available Immediately. $800 + utilities. First & last months rent required. Seniors Preferred. References required. PH: 613-297-1784.

Large clean well maintained 1 bedroom apt in adult building on 2nd floor downtown. Fridge & stove, first & last. $500 plus Hydro, 432-4456

Renfrew Large ground floor 2 bedroom apt in quiet Century Old home, fireplace, high ceilings, oak floors, private porches, centrally located, $850 month plus utilities. Must be seen to be appreciated. 613-432-5741

2 Lazy Boy chairs, 1 beige, 1 dark brown. 613-432-8799

CAREER OPPORTUNITY ATTN: LOCAL people needed to work from home online. Full Training Provided $500-$4,500. PT/FT 1-888-742-6158


Pure Ingenuity Inc. Equipment Design and Fabrication Group, Kingston, requires full time sheet metal fabricator. Duties to include reading drawings, layout of material and working with a variety of metalworking equipment in a CWB/TSSA certified shop. Interested applicants may submit their resume to:


Office space or store front. 422 sq ft w/barrier free washroom. Garage 18ftx26ft high ceiling. Can be heated. 73 Plaunt St. 613-433-0181

FOR RENT 1 BEDROOM apartment Arnprior, gorgeous, renovated, hardwood, appliances, window treatments, heat, water, and parking included. Many extras, quiet, secure, non-smoking, pet-free building. $800 Call 613-296-4521

2 bedroom Townhouse in Renfrew, 300 Lochiel St. S. Available Feb 1, 2013. $740 plus gas & hydro. Rent includes water, parking for one, fridge & stove; with washer & dryer hook-ups. First & last, no pets 613-432-1287 252 JOHN St N, 2 blocks south of hospital, $550, 1-bedroom, renovated, clean, quiet, safe, pet-friendly, includes parking, locker, fridge, stove, hood fan, 613-299-7501

1 bedroom apartment for rent in Renfrew. Available February 1st. $575 per month, has parking and use of large yard. Call Bujold Properties 613-432-0789

252 John St N, 2 blocks south of hospital, 2-bedroom, renovated, clean, quiet, safe, petfriendly, includes parking, locker, fridge, stove, hood fan, 613-299-7501

2 BEDROOM Apt, 71 Sullivan Cres, Arnprior Available now, includes heat, water, fridge, stove and parking. Laundry on site. $725 Info 819-661-0638

2nd storey large 2 bedroom apt. $535 a month plus heat and hydro. Fridge, stove, parking, not suitable for small children. References, available Feb. 1, 2013. To inquire 613-432-4910

2 Bedroom apt Oak St. fridge, stove, parking, $625/month plus hydro. One year lease. First/last & references required. 613-433-3053 Brand new 2 bedroom garden home with 1.5 baths , laundry on main level - full basement - garage - perfect for seniors close to shopping 432-7562 or 432-0058 Big size 1 bedroom apartment, furnished, very clean, $750/ month. Store for rent, good for clinic, accountant or dentist, turnkey operation, very clean, $1400/month. 1-613-282-8560

3 BEDROOM NEAR ARNPRIOR, semi large lot, gas heat, very private, 25 minutes to Kanata, children welcome, references required. 613-451-7728 ARNPRIOR - spacious splitlevel home - very clean and well maintained - all appliances included - $1350.00/mo plus utilities - non smokers no pets - available Dec 10th references required - 1st and last months rent required 613-860-8200


ARNPRIOR ALWAYS CLEAN, MODERN Secure 1&2 Bedroom apts. on First Avenue. Fridge, stove, parking incl. Discounts for mature tenants. 623-8537 after 6pm ARNPRIOR, Beautiful waterfront home, 2 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath. Swimming, fishing, boating, Available Immediately, $1800/month plus utilities. 613-623-1872 AVAILABLE Immediately 2 Bedroom Apartment Very clean, quiet building. Close to the Grove. Non-smoking, no pets, hydro extra. $750/Monthly. 1st and last month deposit required. Call (613) 623-0395. BRIGHT & SPACIOUS 1 bedroom immediately at 41 Russell, Arnprior. Quiet and mature building features laundry facilities on each floor and private parking. $675+utilities. Call Eddy 613-623-6330

LARGE TWO BEDROOM, two floors in Heritage Home, two entrances, parking for two, laundry room in apartment, rent includes heat & hot water. 260A Barr St. Call 432-5972 Newer 2-story 1500 Sq Ft Semi Detached, available January 1, in a very desirable neighborhood. 3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Bathrooms, Rear deck, attached single car garage, paved driveway, A/C, 5 appliances. $1300/ month plus utilities, 613-623-6589 One bedroom apt and 3 bedroom house, can be rented immediately. Call for details, 613-433-0078 One year old house in new sub division in Renfrew 3 bedroom double garage available immediately call after 6 pm. $1300 month 613-853-8068 PAKENHAM, 1 bedroom apartment, fridge, stove, laundry facility. Available Immediately, $650/month +hydro. 613-297-4888

1 bedroom apartment with private entrance in quiet building for rent in Renfrew. Available February 1st. $575 per month, has parking and use of large yard, Call Bujold Properties 613432-0789. Leave a message after hours. 1 bedroom apartment with a small room attached has private entrance for rent in Renfrew. Available February 1st. $581 per month, has parking and use of yard. Call Bujold Properties 613432-0789. Leave a message after hours. 3 bedroom 2 storey townhouse for rent in Renfrew. Available February 1st. $799 per month plus utilities. Close to downtown. Has high efficient gas furnace. Call Bujold Properties 613-432-0789. Leave message after hours


Renfrew Country living 3 bdrm apt in duplex house. $575/ month plus heat & hydro. References first & last, small pets. Available Feb. 1st, 2013. 5 kms to town. 613-433-8975

Hunter Safety/ Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Organize a course and yours is free. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.

Large 3 bedroom town house in Fairbrooke Ct. Finished family room with fireplace, 3 bathrooms. Available immediately. Call Cheryl 613-327-9992

Renfrew, large & bright 1 bedroom apt centrally located, in quiet building. $625/month plus economical utilities. 613-432-5741

Hunters Safety Canadian Firearms Course, Carp, February 8, 9, 10. Call Wenda Cochran at 613-256-2409



Cobden Immediate $575/month, 1 bedroom apt first floor, free parking, pay own utilities, smoke free building, prefer no pets, 613-851-4630

2004 MXZ Adrenaline 600 SDI, bought as new old stock in 2006, 4000 miles, heavy duty after market rear springs, handle bar riser kit, 144 studs, factory cover, trailer hitch, well maintained. $3900 no trades. Call 432-4478 after twelve noon. Barley and Wheat Straw For Sale. Delivery Available. Barclay Dick & Son Farm Supply. 613-649-2620 or 613-649-2440 Debbee’s Bees, for all your beekeeping needs. NUC’s and Queen Bees for sale. 434 McCann Rd., Portland K0G 1V0. 613-483-8000 or go to *HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-652-6837. Snow tires, 2 Goodwrench Hercules, size: # 215/55 R 17, 4,000 km, price $175. 613-432-2275

CHILDCARE SPACES Available. Full/part time, TLC, crafts, educational play, indoor/outdoor activities, nutritional snacks/meals, flexible hours, Call Brenda (Smith) McLellan 613-623-1607





Happy 90th Birthday

Happy 85th Birthday Dad

Noreen McLaren

Alistair Foy (Jan. 7)


January 16th, 2013

Yvonne and Pat Soucy

50th Anniversary

Love your family

On this day we will be renewing our vows to each other just like we pledged 50 years ago.




Much love from all of us on your special day From Peggy, Lynn, Randy & Delaney

Jan 12, 2013

Theresa & David McDonald of Dacre are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa McDonald to Jason Schruder, son of Mary & Dennis Schruder of Eganville.

Wedding Anniversary

BRIDAL TRIBUTE 2012 Deadline January 24th 2013 Distributed February 14th in the Arnprior-Chronicle-Guide, West Carleton Review and Renfrew Mercury

Kareen and Tom Colterman of Dacre are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter April, to David, son of Lawrence and the late Sheila Gallagher of Renfrew. Wedding to take place on September 14th, 2013 in Mt. St Patrick.

Doris & Leonard Lesway of Kinburn, Ontario will celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary on January 14th, 2013. Congratulations, with love from your family.


For more information, please call Adrienne Barr 613-623-6571 or Christy Barker 613-432-3655

Colterman – Gallagher


Engagements $50 (Photo + 50 words Max) Weddings $71 (Photo + 300 words)

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3 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 baths, 2 appliances, unďŹ nished basement, one parking spot. $1038 per month plus utilities.


Park View Apartments

(across from the Hospital)

Applications being Applications being accepted from accepted from Mature Tenants Mature Tenants

Offering affordable one & two bedroom apartments.

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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

Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a family who misses you dearly, In a home where you used to be. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a family who wanted to keep you, But God willed it not to be. You left many happy memories, And a sorrow too great to be told, But to us who loved and lost you, Your memory will never grow old.

Death leaves a heartache No one can heal But love leaves a memory No one can steal Missing you Wife June & family

In loving memory of a dear friend Richard Corrigan, who passed away December 11, 2012. May the winds of love blow softly, And whisper for you to hear, That weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always love and miss you And wish that you were here.

To us you were so special, What more is there to say, Except to wish with all our hearts, That you were here today. They say that time heals everything, But we know it isnĘźt so, We miss you just as much today, As we did fourteen years ago.


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DOG SITTING Experienced retired breeder providing lots of TLC. My home. Smaller dogs only. References available. $17-$20 daily Marg 613-721-1530

0 sq ft LARGE SELECTION OF and Outdoor Huge 10,0o0wroom! QUALITY FURNITURE Building! Indoor Sh

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The Microcomputer Support Specialist assists in the overall maintenance of networks, and computer related hardware and software.


If you are a community-minded individual residing in Renfrew, Horton, Greater Madawaska or Admaston-Bromley the Renfrew & Area Health Services Village would welcome your participation as a Board Member.


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Experienced Commercial Shop Foreman & Cabinet Makers Premier quality commercial cabinetry & millwork facility is looking to add to our exceptional team. We are recruiting experienced, positive & energetic applicants for the immediate position/s of: r1SPEVDUJPO.BOBHFS4IPQ'PSFNBO r$BCJOFU.BLFS+PVSOFZNBO The ideal candidates will have 4 or more years of experience, preferably in a commercial shop. Successful candidates should have demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, highly diversified environment where multiple projects are running simultaneously or overlapping. Superior multitasking, attention to detail and the utmost quality and safety attributes are a must. We offer competitive compensation packages, flexible, friendly working environment with many unique projects and learning opportunities. To apply, please submit your resume to: or fax to 613-622-1219.

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First Choice Haircutters Arnprior is presently seeking a friendly, energetic experienced stylist with great communication skills who is willing to be part of a professional team in a fast pace setting. Accounting or handling cash an asset, working with chemicals for various hair procedures a necessity or willing to learn, is open to shift work along with working Saturdays. Starting salary is based on experience plus commission. Applicants can drop off a resume at: 395 Daniel St. South Arnprior (613) 623-2878 Attention: Jodie Brown








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Reporter Wanted Metroland East is seeking a reporter (eight-month term) for the Arnprior Chronicle-Guide EMC and West Carleton Review EMC. The position is based out of Arnprior. This position requires strong writing and an ability to come up with fresh story ideas. The candidate will be expected to produce clean, quick, and interesting stories on a variety of topics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; news, features and sports. As well as reporting for our newspaper, the successful candidate should have multimedia skills, as they will also be required to provide online content. The successful candidate must be able to work well with others, be organized, multi-task under tight deadlines, and have solid news judgment. Evening and weekend work will be required. Applicants must possess: sAJOURNALISMDEGREEORDIPLOMA sEXPERIENCEINPHOTOGRAPHY sEXPERIENCEINONLINEJOURNALISM sEXPERIENCEWITHPAGELAYOUTUSING)N$ESIGN sSTRONGKNOWLEDGEOFSOCIALMEDIA sVALIDDRIVERSLICENCEANDACCESSTOAVEHICLE )NTERESTEDAPPLICANTSSHOULDSENDTHEIRRESUMEVIAEMAILTO




Agriculture Equipment Technician Wanted Reis Equipment Centre, Eastern Ontario Dealer West Ottawa Locations AGRICULTURE SERVICE TECHNICIAN In the last few years, our Carp location has been seeing tremendous growth and we anticipate this growth to continue for many years, to come. For this reason, our service department has a full-time employment position available, in our Carp location. This Technician must be license, with agriculture mechanic experience, a must. The Technician must also have electrical, power train, hydraulic experience and computer diagnostic skills. We offer Factory training; therefore some travel will be expected. We offer excellent employee benefits and bonuses paid on efficiency program. Salary to commensurate with experience. Submit resume by e-mail to: or by fax to 613-836-5904 We thank all those who apply, however, only selected candidates will be contacted. CLR404362

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Thank You

We wish to express our sincere thanks to our relatives, neighbours and friends for their expression of sympathy, their cards, floral tributes and In memoriam donations for mom, grandma and great grandma the late Ester Westgarth. Thank you to all who shared their memories of mom with us.

Husband, Mike, Daughters, Erin & Samantha, Brother, Murray and Father, Jim Special thanks to Linda’s Restaurant family, Finnigan’s Renfrew and for Brad Gould’s No.7 Jackson Sweater. To all at R.V.H for all their kind thoughts and appreciation and the Tree of Lights Donation, Barb Desilets. To the Pikwakanagan People; Golden Lake, for their song of honour, Brian Sarazin.

Thank you to the pallbearers, grandsons, Adam McLaughlin, Colin Hay, and Denis Begin, Nephews, Doug Delarge, Lance Delarge and Jason Smith. A final thank you to Kirk Anderson, and staff for your care and compassionate help to ease us all thru this difficult time. From Shirley, and children Lynn, Nancy, Peter, David, Paul, and families. Brother and sisters, Percy, Sadie and Ruth CLR405319

CROZIER, Irvin - Sept 5, 1921 - Jan 15, 2008 Death is a going home, To those who love the Lord. Tears are dried, broken hearts mended. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard What the Lord has planned for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9) Fond memories of a wonderful, Godly, husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, uncle and friend. Til’ we meet again. Dorothy, 7 children, 20 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren… so far!

Thank you to Fr. Ryan for the comforting funeral service. Lastly to Andre Pilon and all his staff who helped guide and comfort us through our loss.



Sincerely, Norma McElheran and Families

MCPHAIL, Mike - In loving memory of a dear husband, father and brother who passed away one year ago on January 11, 2012. In our hearts, his memory lives on forever. Love you always, Peggy, Amber, Christine, Susan and family

Marie Neumann


Donna Marie Riopelle September 18, 1951 – November 8, 2012

We wish to express our thanks to the many friends, neighbors, relatives, and colleagues for the expressions of sympathy, flowers, and food brought to our homes. Thanks to Dr. Duggan for his care throughout the years, and to the emergency staff who gave their efforts and support in a very troubling time. Thanks also to Father Holly and CWL of the Our Lady of Fatima Parish for their support.

As everyone that knew Evelyn; she was a devoted wife to me, a wonderful mother to her children, and the best grandmother to 14, 8 great grandchildren, and great-great grandmother to 1. We truly have been blessed to have Evelyn’s love and presence in our lives for so many years. Evelyn would have been so proud and knows she was smiling as she watched her eight grandchildren by her side as her pallbearers. She truly was a stylish woman and know she was smiling that all of her children and grandchildren were with her at the end. Losing Evelyn has been a very painful experience. The support our family have received from all relatives and relatives that travelled from afar, friends, neighbours and the business community has been overwhelming and greatly appreciated. The overwhelming support she was given in the dialysis unit at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital and from the staff on the second floor is something that will always be remembered. She was well taken care of. Thank you to Father Brennan for honoring Evelyn in such a sincere and heart felt manner. We greatly appreciated your loving tribute. To the Goulet Funeral Home for all their support with everything we requested. Evelyn will be spending Christmas in Heaven this year and our family will try not to be sad knowing that my wife, mother and grandmother will be home for Christmas. In Memory of Evelyn Mackin… For one day we’ll be together again, To laugh and sing and play. You’ll be so glad to see me again, It will seem I was gone just one day. So try to lift up your heads now, And dare to set grief aside, Because I’ll be waiting here for you, To welcome you to the other side. With Love to Evelyn Gerald Mackin & Family CLR404010

Sincerest Thanks, Dennis Riopelle and family


Joan, Bill and Kristopher Armstrong would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many people that offered their condolences and support following the passing of Krista. Your acts of kindness were, and continue to be, a level of comfort to us that is greatly appreciated. Thank you to Rev. Russell Wardell for the beautiful Service and to the United Church Women for preparing the wonderful lunch following Krista’s Memorial. To Janice, Julie and Kayse for participating in the Service and relating their special memories of Krista and to Julie who somehow managed to overcome her tears and sing two beautiful songs for Krista. Thanks to Peter and Shirley Boldt and Kim and Gord from Ottawa for all their help in preparing for the Service and continuing to support us in this difficult time. A special thanks to Sue, Dot, Amy, Tammy, Nellie, Diana, and Terri-Lynn from the RVH Emergency for their continued support. We also want to thank everyone for their cards, phone calls to us and to Kristopher in B.C., and Shirley Briscoe and Jodie and others for their food donations. We want to also thank the Terrace District Teachers’ Union #881 in Terrace B.C. who will be providing a scholarship in her honor. To our good friends, Ted and Bernadette Bailey, who put their lives on hold and cancelled travel plans so they would be able to focus on our needs, we can never truly express our appreciation for your assistance from the time we heard of Krista’s passing. In these times of sorrow, nothing is as important as the love and support of true friends.



LINDSAY, Harold In memory of a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend who passed away January 2, 2012. Gone but Not Forgotten


Thank you and best wishes to all. The Neumann Family

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A special thanks to Dr. Schriver and the nursing staff at ADMH for their care of Bill.

The family of Marie (Mary) Neumann sincerely thank all of those people who helped us celebrate her wonderful long life. Thank you for the beautiful sympathy cards, the visits to the funeral home, the food, the kind words. We especially want to thank everyone at the Grove Nursing Home. Your good care and the love you gave to her in the last few years of her life was a great comfort to us all. The respectful, competent care of the Pilon Funeral Home and their staff made this a very special time for our large extended family.


The family of the late Hugh Edwards wish to thank the many people that showed us so much kindness and compassion during the difficult loss of a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. The calls/visits, donations, cards/flowers and food sent to our homes were greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. Thank you to the CCAC and the various service agencies for allowing us to have Hugh at home as long as we did. A special thank you to Leah and Helen for your friendship, and for all you did for Hugh. A sincere thank you to Dr. David Grimes, Dr. Ron Lavigne and Dr. Donald Kemp for your excellent care of Hugh during his long battle with Parkinson’s and the complications that arose during that time. To the staff of Sunshine Coach, Renfrew Victoria Hospital, and Hospice Renfrew, the level of care you showed to Hugh was second to none and you helped to make a difficult time much more bearable. We will not forget all you have done and we thank you. A special thank you to Rev. Wardell for your visits to Hugh and your comforting service. To Sandi Heins and Art Jamieson for your very kind words at the funeral, and to the staff of Goulet’s Funeral Home for your friendship and guidance through a difficult time. Hugh touched the lives of many people and he will be truly missed by all who knew him. Sincerely Joan Edwards and families

Also thank you to Pastor Lorne Andrews for the service and prayers and to the ladies at the Calvary Pentecostal Church for the lunch following the service.


1902 – 2012

Thank you

A special thank you Dr. Strader, and the nurses and staff at the Renfrew Bonnechere Manor for their excellent care of Myles during his time there.

To the Griffith Denbigh Lions Club for putting on a delicious luncheon following the funeral service. Thank you.

Alice, Garnet Wilkes & family

A special Hello to Linda’s closest friends, Thank you All

The family of Myles Delarge, would like to express our sincere thank you to all of our friends and neighbours, for the many acts of kindness. The flowers, donations, food, cards, visits and phone calls, during our time of sorrow, in the loss of a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.


The family of the late Bill McElheran wishes to thank everyone for their support during our most difficult time. To our family friends, relatives, and family for flowers, memorial donations, cards, phone calls, visitation and food, we thank you.

Our thanks to Matt Brydges and staff of McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home for helping us through a difficult time.

For friends who shared hope, prayers, cards & condolences to all and everybody in Linda’s family.

Thank you


Thank you

From Linda Jackson’s Family

Loved lots, Cherished much, Missed terribly


You were so full of life, Always smiling and carefree, Life loved you being a part of it, And we loved you being a part of us. You could make anyone laugh, If they were having a bad day, No matter how sad we were, You could take the hurt away. Nothing could ever stop you, Or even make you fall, You were ready to take on the world, Ready to do it all. But God decided he needed you, So from this world you left. But you took a piece of all of us, Our hearts are what you kept. Your seat is now empty, And it’s hard not to see our face, But please always know this, No one will ever take your place. You left without a warning, Not even saying good-bye, And we can’t seem to stop, Asking the question why? Nothing will ever be the same, The halls are empty without your laughter, But we know you’re in Heaven, Watching over us and looking after, We didn’t see this coming, It hit us by surprise, And when you left this world, A small part of us died. Your smile could brighten anyone’s day, No matter what they were going through, And we know every day for the rest of our lives, We’ll be missing you. Forever loved, Thelma, Debbie and Hal Lindsay and Josh, Olivia and Nigel, Great grandchildren






John Vanderwal

God has you in His keeping. We have you in our hearts

January 1, 2010 We took our vows together

Said “Til death do us part”


Marion Pasco

But when God came and took your hand My whole world fell apart.

I wake in the morning & reach for you like I’ve done for the past three years... and you’re not there. I think of you thru the day and want to call you to share...but you’re not there I hear a favorite song come on the radio, I can hear you singing along... yet you’re not there. I sit the dinner table for two... but you’re not there. I reach across to say & kiss you good night and I so wish you were here. It’s been 3 years January 13 and I miss you here... Your always in my heart in my dreams in my tears & in my smiles.

No one knows the heartache I try so hard to hide Only God knows how many times I’ve broken down and cried. When I look back upon our lives

Jan 10, 2010

One thing that makes me glad Is that you chose me to share with you The precious years we had. Loving and missing you always, Heather


John Carey

There are things we don’t want to happen but have to accept. Things we don’t want to know but have to learn. People we can’t live without but have to let them go.




Russell; Elta Jean


Peacefully in Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew on Sunday January 6, 2013. Jean Russell (Holmes) age 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Clarence Russell (1994). Loving mother of Bonnie Page (Allan) and Kelly Albert (Ray). Loved grandmother David (Samantha), Christopher, Kalyn (Leith) and Braden and great grandmother of Amber, Emily and Grace. Dear sister of the late Keith and Jack Holmes. Following Jean’s wishes there will be no visitation at Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday January 12th at Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church, Renfrew at 11 a.m. Eastern Star service at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in Stewart Hall. For those desiring donations to the Bonnechere Manor Foundation would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the Anderson Funeral Home Renfrew

Passed away suddenly on December 24th in Oshawa. Beloved husband of the late Lola (MacPherson). Dear father of Kevin (Rose-Anne), Patsy (late John), Cathy (Peter), Brenda (Rob), and Anne-Marie (Chris). Grampa to 11 granchildren and 7 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Ode and Lena Clouthier and his sisters Irene Ryan and Doris Quattrocchi. Brother of Wilfred (late Nancy), Morgan (Eva), Frank (Mildred), Lillian (Paul Smith), Donna (Prescott Pierce), Bob (Carol), Corrine (Bob Thomson), Larry (Cindy) and Janice (Brian Bonnar).

Missing you granny Jason, Erin, Chloe & Alena

Joan Carey


Burial to take place in the Spring in Griffith. CLR405582




DICK, George Arnold


Passed away peacefully at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Thursday, January 3, 2013 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Burrell (nee Brisco). Loving father of Allen (Florence) of Cobden, Barbara Childerhose (Tom) of Micksburg and Mary Etmanski (Mike) of Renfrew. Proud Grandpa of 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Arnold will be missed by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Predeceased by his brothers Barclay and Lloyd.


Harold Leitch ~ January 2, 2011

Nancy, Samantha and Thomas CLR403965

Graham Forrest Jan. 10, 2003 Vera Forrest Dec. 29, 2005 Remembering you is easy We do it every day Missing you is the hardest part As it never goes away To hear your voice To see your smile To sit with you And talk for awhile Would be our greatest wish Today, tomorrow Our whole life through We shall always love And remember you. We speak your name With love and pride We smile with tears we cannot hide We thank you for the years we shared The love you gave, the way you cared.

 Forever in our hearts The Forrest family & Earl Walsh


THOMLISON, Gertrude “Gert” Peacefully at The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior on Friday evening, January 4th, 2013. Getrude Yvonne Thomlison; formerly of Braeside at the age of 97 years. Last living child of the late Hector Dupuis and the late Laura Paiement. Beloved wife of the late Ivan Thomlison (1978). Dearly loved mother of Maxine Desjardins (late Denis) and Gary Thomlison (Denise), both of Arnprior. Cherished grandmother of Tyler Thomlison (Christine), Debbie Mantil (Jim), Sheri Stanton (Mark), Todd Desjardins (Karen) and Cory Desjardins (Lisa) and great-grandmother of Nathan, Emma, Laurier, MacKenzie, Josh, Sarah, Matthew, Cameron and Cole. Predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Rebecca. Gertrude was also predeceased by 5 brothers: Oscar (late Olive), Hector, Bernard, Joe (late Olive) and John (Anna of Arnprior) as well as 5 sisters: Theresa Dupuis, Anna Calder (late Charlie), Daria Thompson (late John), Imelda Dupuis (late Austin Legree) and Cecile Otterson (late Bill). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends paid their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and where a Funeral Liturgy was celebrated in the Pilon Family Chapel on Wednesday morning, January 9th at 11 o’clock. Private family interment Malloch Road Cemetery. In memory of Gert, a donation to The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior would be appreciated by her family. To light a memorial candle, leave a tribute or make a donation, please visit CLR405194

If in one small moment I could see your smile I’d give up everything I have So I could hold your hand Touch your face Just for awhile We all love you so much And miss you so badly We won’t ever forget The happy times that we shared We love you forever

Private funeral arrangements entrusted to McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, Renfrew, 613-432-2866. Interment to take place at Douglas Public Cemetery in the spring. Memorial donations to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Cobden or Renfrew Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences or donations may be made at

GRACE ANN MACDONALD It is with profound sorrow that the family of Grace Ann Macdonald announces her sudden passing on the morning of December 24, 2012 in her Etobicoke home at the age of 91. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland. Predeceased by her loving husband Rev. Hugh Macdonald. Loved deeply by her children Anne (Tom), Alasdair (Marg), Sheila (Ron), Rhona (Norm) and Alison (John). Grace had a special place in her heart for grandchildren Mhairi, Leisha, Kate, Chrissie, Becky, Dan, Amaya, Miren, James, Kristin, Aodan and Alix; great grandchildren Evan, Colin, Kaylin, Matthew, Ethan, Ryder and Hugh. Grace was warmhearted, thoughtful and kind. Her memory will forever be cherished in our hearts. A memorial service will be held at Bloordale United Church, 4258 Bloor St. W., on Saturday, January 12th at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mississauga Trillium Hospital would be much appreciated.


Pat Eplett Hubbard Passed away peacefully at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Friday January 4th. Born June 18, 1929, Pat was an accomplished artist, with paintings in homes around the world. Predeceased by her father John (Jack) A. Eplett, mother, Ada Mae, and brother John A. Deeply missed and cherished by her children: (John) Shannon Reed, Michael Reed (Gail), John Sydney Hubbard (Brenda), David Hubbard, Katie Hubbard, Lisa Hubbard, Stephan Hubbard, Elizabeth (Liz) Stuart (Paul). Grandchildren: Erica, Michael, Colleen, Anthony, Leah, Sarah, Emily, and Meriel, also niece Barbara Eplett and 8 great-grandchildren. Pat will be missed by her many friends in Eastern Ontario and Nova Scotia. A special thank-you is extended to the nursing staff and palliative care unit of the hospital for their wonderful care, guidance and support during our difficult time. Cremation has taken place and a gathering to celebrate Pat’s life will take place in the summer of 2013. Donation’s in Pat’s memory may be made to The Ottawa School of Art. Claudia Gutierez, 613.241.7471, ext-31.

CRUISE, ALLAN JEROME Peacefully at his home on Monday January 7th, 2012 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Laura for 60 years. Dear father of Dr. Charles (Jane) Cruise and Christopher (Sherry) Cruise. Dear grandpa of Cian, Melissa, Amanda and Sarah. In accordance with Allan’s wishes cremation has taken place. Donations in Allan’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St, S, Renfrew.Online condolences/ donations may be made at CLR405470





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Hammond, Elizabeth “Liz” Catherine (nee Kinghan) LAVALLEE, Mabel (nee Neill)

At the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Thursday evening, January 3, 2012. Laureen Margaret Dodge of Pakenham at the age of 68 years. Dear daughter of the late Michael “Mac” Dodge and the late Loretta Herrick. Loved mother of Geoff (Kaitlyn Dalcourt). Dear sister of Brian Markwick (late Bev) of Winchester, Mike Dodge (Trish) of Pakenham, Ann Lacourse, Donna Dodge, Joan Rich (late Ted) and Shirley Dodge (Ted Hallman), all of Arnprior. Predeceased by brothers: Robert (Doreen of Arnprior) and Peter (late Lina). Also survived by nieces and nephews. A private family visitation and service took take place at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Cremation took place. To honor Laureen, please extend your kindness and generosity toward a single parent you may know.




Peacefully at The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior on Wednesday evening, January 2nd, 2013. Mabel Lavallee; formerly of McNab Township at the age of 88 years. Dear daughter of the late Lester James Neill and the late Ellen Louisa Runtz. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Lavallee. Mother of Glenn Lavallee of Renfrew. Predeceased by her daughter, Brenda Lavallee (January 4, 2008). Loved grandmother of Robert Lavallee and Christine Lavallee (Steve Petruk) and greatgrandmother of Maria and Steven. Dear sister of Kathleen Langley (late Don) and Dan Neill (Marion) of Arnprior. Special sister-in-law of Joan Neill (late Milton) of Glasgow Station; Marion Neill (late Gerald) of R.R.# 2, Arnprior; Amy Neill (late Francis) of Arnprior and Lois Lavallee (late Russell) of Ottawa. Also survived by many 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 Saturday afternoon, January 5th from 2 to 4 p.m. and again on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. A Service to remember the life of Mabel Lavallee was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Sunday afternoon, January 6th at 2 o’clock. Rev. Lori Jensen officiated. Spring interment Flat Rapids Cemetery. In memory of Mabel, a donation to The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior would be appreciated. To light a memorial candle, leave a tribute or make a donation, please visit


(Veteran WW II – Glengarry Highlanders)

July 11, 1930 – January 4, 2013

DODGE, Laureen


Liz passed away peacefully Friday evening, January 4, 2013 at Groves Park Lodge, Renfrew, Ontario. Daughter of the late Tom and Emma Kinghan. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Pat Hammond. Sister of the late Herby. Survived by her only sister Lois (Morris) James. Liz will be fondly missed and remembered by her many friends, relatives, her euchre and cribbage group and her neighbours, The Pattersons, who were always there after Pat’s passing. Liz will also be remembered as the “Muffin Lady” who gave her muffins free of charge to all her friends to enjoy. We will all miss our Aunt Liz as she joins Uncle Pat. Many thanks to the caring staff of The Villa and Groves Park Lodge who cared for Liz over the past months. Visitations at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior 613-623-2538 on Thursday January 10, 2013 after 10:00 a.m. Funeral service will be held in The Boyce Chapel at 12 noon with Rev Andrew Love officiating. Reception to follow in The Boyce Reception Centre. Spring interment in Arnprior Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St Andrew’s United Church or Calvary Baptist Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences / Donations at

Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Saturday evening, December 29th, 2012. Eric Joseph Robillard of Arnprior at the age of 93 years. Beloved husband of the late Edna Madore (April 2, 2004). Dearly loved father of Raymond (Sandra) of Arnprior; Gale Clement( Ray) of Almonte; Brenda Rouble (Doug) of Renfrew and Carol Kemp (Gordon) of Carp. Predeceased by 2 sons: Joseph and Gary (Gail of Arnprior) and a grandson, Brent. Dear brother of Maynard (Betty) of Castleford and Rhona Remus (Julius) of Golden Lake. Special brother-in-law of Jacqueline Holmes (late Weldon) of Arnprior and Frank Madore (late Beth) of Ottawa. Predeceased by brothers: Harrison (late Christine) and Eldon (Teresa of Arnprior) as well as sisters: Elizabeth McManus (late Clifford), Beatrice Wall (late Michael), Irene Cunningham (late Harold) and Eunice Robillard. Cherished and proud “Grampa Robi” of 13 grandchildren, 22 greatgrandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Also survived by many 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 Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Thursday morning from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Thursday morning, January 3, 2013 at 11 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery. In memory of Eric, a donation to CHEO would be appreciated by his family. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 174, Arnprior assembled at the funeral home for a tribute service on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. To leave condolences, light a memorial candle or place a donation, please visit Condolences/Tributes/Donations CLR404422



Burgess-Hass, Irene October 1, 1967—December 28, 2012

Delarge: Russell Myles


(Retired Town of Arnprior Foreman)

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RENDELL, Christopher Frederick August 1, 1943 – December 29, 2012

With courage, humour and a brave heart, Chris passed away at home with grace and is now at peace. Born in Belleville, Ontario to Georgina Rendell(nee Maltezos) and Douglas Rendell; Chris is survived by his wife Barbara Clarke; sons Sean and Mark (Katherine); brother Stephen Rendell; stepdaughters Robin Clarke and Erin Clarke and gandchildren Brianna and Elliott. Chris’s last wishes were to thank his many friends and family in Arnprior, Ottawa, Belleville, Guelph, Elora, Ontario, Edson and Calgary Alberta and Val D’Or, Quebec for the many good times and laughs. “Life is Good”! Cremation will take place with Chris’s ashes to be blown in the wind in his favorite places. Please donate to the Arnprior Memorial Hospital Foundation in Chris’s Memory. To leave condolences, light a memorial candle or place a donation, please visit:


Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Monday morning, December 31st, 2012. Clifford Albert Nicoll of Arnprior at the age of 83 years. Dear son of the late Albert Nicoll and the late Ruby Sarginson. Beloved husband of Lois (nee Schultz). Dearly loved and proud father of Kevin (Jennifer) and Patricia Doucet (Kevin), both of Kanata. Cherished “Grandpa” of Johnathon, Marissa and Connor Nicoll; Travis LeBlanc and Brady Doucet. Special brother-in-law of Gerry Schultz (Ruth), Betty Campbell (late George), Earl Schultz (Joyce), Lloyd Schultz (Elaine) and Joan Schultz (late Jack). Also survived by many 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 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Friday morning, January 4th from 10 to 10:45 a.m. A Service to honour the life of Cliff Nicoll was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 o’clock. Rev. Milton Fraser officiated. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery. In memory of Cliff, a donation to the Arnprior Hospital Partners in Caring Foundation would be appreciated by his family. To leave condolences, light a memorial candle or place a donation, please visit CLR404308


Peacefully in the Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew on Tuesday January 1, 2013. Myles Delarge age 82 years. Loving husband of Shirley Delarge (Wright). Loved father of Lynn McLaughlin (Andy), Nancy Delarge-Pothier (Alain), Peter (Deana), David (Lisa) and Paul. Loving grandfather of Jamie, Jodie, Adam, Anna, Kyle, Colin, Justin, Jessica and great grandfather of Addison and Brooklyn. Dear brother of Percy (Liz), Sadie Smith (Buzz) and Ruth Desormeaux (Hugh). Predeceased by his parents Lucy and Russell Delarge and sister Betty Jamieson (Bob) and brothers Boyne and Wayne Delarge (survived by his wife Marilyn Delarge. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel 22 Raglan St.S. Renfrew on Thursday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted at Calvary Pentecostal Church, Renfrew on Friday January 4th 2013 at 11:00 a.m. For those desiring donations to the Bonnechere Manor Foundation or the Alzheimers Society.

Passed away Friday evening, December 28, 2012 in the Ottawa General Hospital. Irene Burgess-Hass of Crysler Ontario at the age of 45 years. Beloved wife of James “Jim” Edward Hass. Dear sister of Tammy Burgess of Crysler Ontario. Dear aunt of Jacob and Tyler Burgess. Daughter of the late Robert Allan Burgess and Marjorie Card. Granddaughter of the late Ernie and Irene Burgess. Dear niece of Harold (Kelly), Bryson (Cathy), Doreen (Doug) Russell, Shirley Brown, Eldon (Karen), Keith (Barbara), Karen James, Don (Lori) and Steven (Patricia) Visitations at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior 613-623-2538 where family and friends may pay their respects on Thursday January 3, 2013 after 11:00 a.m. Funeral service will be held in The Boyce Chapel at 1:00 p..m. with Rev. Debbie Roi officiating. Cremation will take place and final interment will be in Pakenham Union Cemetery in the spring. There will be a luncheon in The Boyce Reception Centre following the funeral service. In memoriams to your local Humane Society would be appreciated by her family. Condolences / Donations at










Sly, William Harvey October 1, 1924—January 7, 2013

Hortop, Ralph David

Queen’s University, B.A. 1950

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Peacefully at Garden Terrace, Kanata on Saturday morning, December 22, 2012. Vivia Kathleen Gladwin at the age of 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Garnet Gladwin. Dearly loved mother of Mary Gladwin (Robert Groocock) of Paris, Ontario; David Gladwin (Mary Soper) of Ottawa; Barbara Bellchambers (Bruce) of Lakefield and Tim Gladwin (Sheila Wark) of Pakenham. Dear sister of Pat Butler of Cornerbrook, Nfld. Predeceased by 7 brothers and 5 sisters. Proud grandmother of Kevin and Eric Groocock (Jenna Olender); Andrea, Jennifer and Daniel Bellchambers; Jeanette and Garnet Gladwin; great-grandmother of Edie Olender. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Interment will take place in St. James Cemetery, Toronto in the spring of 2013. Condolences/Tributes/Donations www.pilonfamily


Fraser, Norman Chester

Prebble, Steven James

April 4, 1922—December 28, 2012

September 9, 1967—January 1, 2013 Passed away in Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday morning, January 1, 2013. Steven Prebble of Pakenham in his 46th year. Beloved son of James (Elaine) and Jean (Ron Graham). Dear brother of Rob (Chantal). Adored uncle of James and Casey. Special friend of Molly Gilmour. Special thanks to Dr. John KisKis for his care of Steven. Visitations at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior 613-623-2538 where family and friends may pay their respects on Saturday January 5, 2013 after 12 noon. Funeral service in The Boyce Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. John Hyland officiating. A reception will follow in The Boyce Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, please consider a random act of kindness to someone. Condolences / Donations at

BAKER Ruth Naomi

(WWII veteran, former owner of Galetta Livestock Sales)

DUPUIS, Olive Marjorie

(Retired Ward Aid – Arnprior Hospital) (January 4, 1919 – January 5, 2013) Peacefully at the Royal Alexander Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday afternoon, one day after her 94th birthday. Dear daughter of the late William Joseph Lowe and the late Sarah Maude McKelvie. Dearly loved and proud mother of Daria Parrotta (and her husband, Frank) of Edmonton. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph, and son, Michael. Cherished “Grandma” of Kyle and Kristina Parrotta and their furry pet, Regie. Predeceased by her brothers, Edgar and James Allan Lowe. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Friday from 9:15 until 10:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Friday morning, January 11th at 11 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery. In memory of Olive, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by her family.

Passed away in Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Friday evening. Norman Fraser of Arnprior in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Frances (Bruce) Fraser (November 3, 2010). Adored father of Norma (late Paul) Glover of Sarnia, Bruce (Donna) of White Lake and Jim (Linda) of Arnprior. Deeply loved and caring grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Norm was predeceased by his brothers, Earl (late Sally), Elmer (late Kay) and Doug (late Dona). Brother-in-law of the late Mary Fiander (late Jim), Bill Bruce (late Eleanor), John Bruce (late Gladys), Fred Bruce (late Alice), Bert (Doris) Bruce and Shirley (Reg) Wagenblass. Visitations at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior 613-623-2538 Tuesday January 1, 2013 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. and after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday . Funeral service will be held in The Boyce Chapel Wednesday January 2, 2013 at 11:00 am followed by a luncheon in The Boyce Reception Centre. Family interment in Arnprior Albert Street Cemetery. In memoriams to Arnprior Hospital “Palliative Care” appreciated by his family. Condolences / Donations at


In the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., Arnprior. Condolences/Tributes/Donations




Passed away peacefully at the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital with her loving family by her side on Christmas Day, 2012. Naomi is survived by her husband, Palmer Panneton; parents Janet Georgeanne Baker and Raymond Arnold of Ottawa; her father Alyx Jones (Bronwyn) of Whitehorse; half siblings: Angela Ogasa of Penticton, Florien Ogasa of Vancouver and Tessera Jones of Whitehorse; aunts, uncles and cousins. Naomi was a teacher with the Ottawa Board of Education. Prior to that her varied career included positions with the National Gallery of Canada, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada, Ottawa Public Library and The Town of the Blue Mountain Public Library. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Environmental Studies; from the London School of Economics with a Masters in Information Systems and from the University of Ottawa with a Masters in Education. She had a love for all of the arts, especially music, theatre and visual arts, and was an artist in her own right. She was a born teacher and world traveller with an unending curiosity and love for life. Family and friends paid their respects during visitation at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor), Ottawa on Sunday December 30th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service was conducted in St. Matthias Anglican Church, 555 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa on Monday morning, December 31st at 11 o’clock. If you have something sparkly please wear it. Cremation followed with interment in the Spring of 2013 in the Albert Street Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory of Naomi, a donation to Oncology Options (; 4-112 Strathcona Ave., Ottawa, ON K1S 1X6) or to Free the Children ( to support the construction of a school in Africa would be appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff at the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre and the Ottawa Hospital (5NE) for their kind and generous support.



on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. only . Thence to Emmanuel Anglican Church, 287 Harrington Street, Arnprior for funeral service Thursday January 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Canon Roger Young officiating. Internment Arnprior Albert Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to The Grove Nursing Home.

(nee Barrett)


Visitations at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior 613-623-2538


Passed away suddenly at home with family by his side on Saturday December 29th, 2012 at the age of 45. Beloved spouse of Cheryl Megrath. Loving father of Colin, Shawntel and Chase. Loving grandfather to Adreanna and special step grandfather to Patience, Xavier, Justice & Aurora. Special step father to Todd (Amanda) and Shannon. Cherished son of Barbara Bristow (special friend Brian Yuke) and Gary Campbell (Shelley) of Prescott. Loving brother of Boyd Campbell (Lani). Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel 22 Raglan St. S. Renfrew on Wednesday 6-9 p.m. and Thursday 12:30-1:30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148, Renfrew on Thursday January 3rd at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow. For those desiring donations to Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

At home, surrounded by his family, Ralph passed away to be with his Maker. Left to mourn are Ralph’s dear wife and companion of 62 years, Helen (nee Bradbury); children David (Cathy Williamson), Judy MacDonald (Ivan Bell), Frank (Carol Byce) and sister Grace Reinke (late Howard). Predeceased by his brother Frank Hortop (Claire). Ralph is survived by his grandhildren: Lynn (Isreal Adebekun), Leigh (Anthony Di Mascio),Trish (James Benson), Jessica MacDonald, Jennilea, Kayleigh and Ian Hortop and great-grandchildren Issac and Luca. He will also be missed by Brianne, Cody and Cassidy Leach; his many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. His family enjoyed his humour and kindness to others. Ralph’s strong faith in God followed him to the end and continues to be a great comfort and inspiration to his family. Ralph’s family are thankful to those who provided him with exceptional home care: Dr. Susanna McCarthy, Cindy, Stacey, Jennifer, Wendy, Linda, and Shelly. During the many visits, their cheerful offering of support and caring thoughts allowed the family to assist him in his last days. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday, January 12th, from 10a.m. until 1p.m. thence to Calvary Baptist Church, 156 Landrigan Street, Arnprior for a funeral service at 2 o’clock. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences/Tributes/Donations


Arnprior and District High School 1953-1981 William “Bill” Sly of Arnprior, Ontario and Norway Bay, P.Q. passed away at The Grove, Arnprior on Monday morning, January 7, 2013. Beloved husband for 51 years of Lorraine (Scheel) Sly. Loving and cherished father of Maureen and her husband Chris Havey of Arnprior, David and his wife Katherine of Westboro and Paul and his wife Janet of Pakenham. Predeceased by an infant son, William Shawn. Proud “Poppa” of Mackenzie, Coleman and William. Dear brother-in-law of Dorcas Woermke (late Irvin). Predeceased by his father Frederick Harvey Sly and mother Amelia Mary Coleman. Son-in-law of the late Wesley Scheel and Martha Rhode. Bill was devoted to his family, ADHS and his community. He impacted many lives through his involvement as a principal, teacher, coach of numerous teams, member of the “P.C.” Party and Emmanuel Anglican Church. He will be greatly missed. Thanks to Dr. W.E. Gordon, Kayla Sparling (Kay Kare Senior Services) and the entire staff of The Grove Nursing Home for their loving and compassionate care

March 13, 1930 - January 2, 2013

Campbell; Shawn Michael

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MR. OʼBRIENʼS ACTIVITIES: Another new grain route is proposed for Canada. Mr. M.J. OʼBrien, the railway contractor, mining and lumberman, has practically decided on completing an open-all-year-round port at Gaspe. In brief, Mr. OʼBrienʼs plan is to run a railway from St. Flaves, on the Intercontinental Railway, to Gaspe, a distance of 223 miles. This plan, Mr. OʼBrien says, is nearly a direct line via the new intercontinental from Winnipeg to Gaspe, and is much shorter than to any Atlantic seaport. It would mean reaching Liverpool by a shorter route quicker and cheaper. Verily, Canada is in for some big new schemes. A VISIT FROM ONESIME PLAUNT: As noted in The Mercury last week, Mr. Alfred (Onesime) Plaunt, eldest son of the late Alfred Plaunt, is at present guest of his sisters, and other friends here, on a fortnightʼs holiday. It is 24 years since he started out from Renfrew to make his way in the world; and he looks as fresh and alert as if it were only yesterday – a tribute he says to the sharpness of intellect they have to keep about them to keep in the business game on that side of the line. He has been engaged for some years with a wealthy Jewish firm of silk importers, and has had his headquarters in Denver Colorado. Yet he has seen most of the corners of that half of the continent and not, a few of the big places of the old world. He is full of the aggressive American business spirit, exchanging places with another representative of his firm for a time, and hopes now and again to drop off at the old hometown when in this vicinity.

position to report the new year commencing with milk sold in Renfrew of a high quality as respects butter fat content. Producers and the respective ratings of their milk are: John Payne 3.3, J.T. Moran 4, Thomas Pierunek 3.4, Simon Kasaboski 3,9, J.M. McMahon 3.9, D.C. McLaren 3.8, Samuel Holmes 3.6, David Barr 3.6, F.X. Plaunt 4, Maple Leaf Dairy 3.7, Centerside Dairy 3.7, Renfrew Dairy 3.8, John Rouble 3.3, J.G. Sharpe 3.4, Glen McNab 4.2, Anthony Nighbor 3.6, P.M. Box 5.6, Peter Norlock 5.2, Allan Ryan 4.1, J.J. Leterski 4.7, Central Creamery 3.7, X Plaunt 3.3, Leslie Gibbons (Jersey) 3.7, H.B. Frood 6.1. FRED CLEROUX WILL OPERATE MILL AT ARNPRIOR: After a shutdown of 10 years the Philip Dontigny Woollen Mill will begin operation about the end of the month. The plant has been purchased by Fred Cleroux of Rockland, formerly of Renfrew, who will also act as manager. Up-to-date machinery has been installed and the mill is now equipped to manufacture blankets, yarn, machine frieze, polo cloth and tweeds. The new mill is to be known as the Cleroux Woollen Mill. The original plant was built in 1876 by Philip Dontigny, but was burned to the ground some years later. The present structure was built in 1886 and operated without a lapse until the death of the owner in 1925. Since that time, it has run for short periods under various managements until its purchase by Mr. Cleroux.

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HIGH BUTTER CONTENT SHOWING IN RENFREW MILK: Chief Greer, as inspector of dairies, finds himself in a

TOWN LIKES IDEA OF PRIVATE POST OFFICE: Renfrew Town Council voted 5-3 to endorse a resolution rec-


ommending that Canadaʼs postal system be put out to public tender. The motion, originally passed by the city of Waterloo, notes that in the past Canada Post Office has been target of many strikes and disruptions and that the cost for the service is soon to rise again. Councillor Bob Kimberley objected to the motion, explaining that letter carriers arenʼt causing any problems, but the inside workers were. Deputy Reeve Jim Donohue noted that the resolution could put all services under tender. Mayor Lyons Ringrose said that the motion doesnʼt condemn any one union or another, it just calls for work to be put in tender. Councillor Marlene Thompson noted the intent of the nation is that private enterprise is the solution, but it should be looked at. Reeve Audrey Green said that endorsing the motion “doesnʼt mean we are knocking our postal workers in Renfrew,” but recognizes that there is a problem in the system in general. COUNCIL BRIEFS: Motel Signs – Council referred a request from the new Royal Motel for two signs on OʼBrien Road to the town engineer. Daniel Marczyck said the signs, which would be kept up to town standards, were needed to direct traffic to the motel on old highway 17. Floor Scrubber – Town Council approved the decision by the recreation committee to purchase a $3,000 floor scrubber for use on the arena floor. Currently the floor is scrubbed by hand. Cablevision Service – the last three streets in town will have access to cablevision by summer, according to a letter from Richard Bertrand of Ottawa Valley Cable Systems. Jennett Street should be ready in February but Renfrew Avenue West and Coumbes Street require trenching operations and canʼt be completed until May or June. This will give 38 homes access to cable television. Help with research is available by calling Olga Lewis at 613-432-6958.

Sunday, January 13 2 – 4 PM. 208 DEERWOOD DRIVE, KINBURN - $469,900 Five bedroom home on 2.9 acres in Deerwood Estates. Hardwood Floors throughout. Two car garage and detached insulated workshop. Very private setting.

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Douglas Lions Club accepts challenge to support MRI The Palmer Rapids Lions Club recently challenged other regional Lions Clubs to match their $1,000 gift towards the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundationʼs MRI: Image Matters Campaign. The Douglas Lions Club not only matched it but upped the ante another $500, pledging $1,500 to the campaign. President Harold Gallagher was on hand to make the do-

nation. “This is an important cause and our club of 14 members was eager to get involved. “Wait times in our region for this diagnostic test could be months and that is too long for us!” Accepting the gift was the PRH Foundationʼs executive director, Nancy Warren. “This donation brings us a step closer to getting our MRI

and we are truly grateful for the support. When you see the Lions Club caravan set up at local events, please stop by for a bite to eat because their efforts are benefitting all of us.” For more information or to make a gift to the campaign, or to volunteer at an event, contact the foundation at 613732-2811, ext. 7408 or email







Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation executive director Nancy Warren accepts a $1,500 cheque from Douglas Lions Club president Harold Gallagher.

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, 613-432-6689 E-mail: at the Pembroke Legion Hall. Dance to the music of Gypsy Routes.

A free public service for notfor-profit groups. Notices appear as space permits. Please submit your information at least two weeks before the event and include a daytime contact name and phone number for clarification.

JAN. 11 AND 25 Renfrew Legion Branch 148 Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Auxiliary soup and sandwich. Cost $4, plus $1 for dessert. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Renfrew County Fiddlersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; January dance at the Renfrew Legion 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Old time mixed music and dance followed by a light lunch. General public $6.

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Greater Madawaska Public Library in Calabogie free information seminar 1 to 3 p.m. on how to download free electronic books and audiobools to your computer and portable device such as an eReader or tablet. These free books are available from the OverDrive vendor and are free to patrons of most Ontario Libraries, including Greater Madawaska Public Library. Register at 613-752-2317 or emailing Seating is limited to 25.

The County of Renfrew paramedics are holding their monthly wellness clinic at the Renfrew Recreation Centre. Blood glucose, pulse, blood pressure, respiration, oxygen saturation and temperature are common tests completed and recorded. No appointment necessary.

Euchre party at the AFAC Wing at 1 p.m. Cost $8 in support of TLC. Light snack. 613-432-4485.

HOMES WANTED Do you love to decorate? Showcase your home? The Renfrew Victoria Hospital Auxiliary is planning for its 2013 Christmas House Tour. Call Marilyn 613-432-5237.

JAN. 10 TO 13 From 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior. Drop by and enjoy a free come-see-us-dance line dance class, plus, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still space to join the winter 2013 program. Welcome all ages, both genders and all levels. Call Nick Smith Centre at 613-623-7301 or instructor at 613-623-0976.

JAN. 10

Join the residents, staff, neighbours and friends of Doris Humphries to celebrate her receiving the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diamond Jubilee Medal for all her community commitments over the years in Horton. Celebration at Quail Creek in the Sunroom at 2:30 p.m.

Renfrew Garden Club meeting 7 p.m. at the recreation centre to decide which 2013 projects to partake in, another community garden, a pollinator patch, additional flower beds throughout Renfrew. Beautify Renfrew and learn from one another. This is a new club and interested individuals are encouraged to attend. No experience necessary.

JAN. 11 Freemasons lunch 12 noon at the Rocky Mountain House Restaurant, Renfrew. Learn about Freemasonry. Barry Sansom 613-433-9038. Wives and girlfriends are welcome.

WEDNESDAYS Parks and Recreation Department healthy cooking class. Six-week free session at Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jo-anne Caldwell 613432-3131 or jcaldwell@town.

JAN. 17 Renfrew Silver Seniors noon luncheon at the Renfrew Legion. Cost $4. Membership only $5 per year.

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As part of Frewfit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Renfrew Gets Active, a free bus service is provided to Calabogie Peaks. The bus departs from Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre at 8:30 a.m. and leaves the ski hill at 3:30 p.m. Lift tickets are available on the bus for $20. To reserve your seat, contact 613 432-3131.

The Renfrew Parks and Recreation Department is offering free afterschool programming on Thursdays 3:45 to 5 p.m. at Queen Elizabeth Public School. Children are invited to play games and sports and enjoy a healthy snack too. Preregistration required. Contact the Recreation Centre at 613432-3131 or email jcaldwell@

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United Way Campaign Touchdown celebration at 7 p.m.

TUESDAYS Renfrew Parks and Recreation Department free after-school programming Tuesdays 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School. Children are invited to play games and sports and enjoy a healthy snack during the program. Pre-registration required for this three month program. Contact the Recreation Centre at 613-432-3131 or email

JAN. 12

Renfrew and Area Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Home Support is in need of volunteer drivers to assist seniors and adults with disabilities to get to their medical appointments out of town. While this is not a paid position, drivers receive mileage to help offset the cost of the drives. Call 613-432-7691.

workshop: 1 to 4:30 p.m Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job loss, money or family, this course covers a variety of topics and strategic ways to address lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stress in a positive way. Employment Networks 613-432-3424.

JAN. 18 Enjoy the music of Landry & Madill performing all your favourite tunes from the past and the present. 7 to 11 p.m. at the AFAC Wing.

a.m. to 2 p.m. To learn more, see if you qualify, and to register, call Renfrew County and District Health Unit Health Info Line at 613-735-8666 or 1-800-267-1097 Ext. 666.

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Celebrate Robbie Burns Night at the Eganville Legion. Dinner 6:30 p.m. followed by Scottish entertainment. $30 tickets can be purchased at the Eganville Legion, Conways in Eganville and Cobden, Sears of Eganville or contact Guy Jamieson, Eganville. Tickets must be picked up by Jan. 14. Sponsored by the Bonnechere Museum.

14th annual Robbie Burns Fundraising Supper at the Renfrew Legion. Social hour at 5:30 p.m., Haggis piped in at 6:30 p.m., followed by supper of Haggis, roast beef and all the trimmings. After the customary Robbie Burn Night formalities are performed, the Renfrew Highland Pipes & Drums entertains with traditional bagpipe music, ending the evening with Auld Lang Syne. The band is also celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Renfrew Pipe Band. Tickets are $30 each and available from band members, Renfrew Legion, Home Hardware or 432-6407 until Jan. 22. Kids tickets (14 years and under) available from band members only, for $15 each.

The Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group meeting 10:30 a.m. at the Pembroke Library. Bruce Pappin will do a slideshow of the people, places and events that were important in the history of Pembroke.

JAN. 20 DACA breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Potato pancakes, scrambled eggs, fried bologna, baked beans, coffee, tea, juice. Adults $7 and kids $5 at the DACA Centre.

JAN. 27 Renfrew Silver Seniors ham and beans games day from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Renfrew Legion. Cost $5. Cut-off date

Jan. 24. Call Pat for tickets 613-649-2756.

JAN. 29 Blood donor clinic at Eganville Legion, 5 to 8 p.m. Can 1-8882DONATE or online at www. to book an appointment to save a life. Walk-ins are also welcome.

FEB 2 Family winter Fun from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Admaston Public School. Skating, sliding, snowshoeing; indoor games and euchre party (1 p.m.). Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost by donation. Hosted by Balsam Hill-Horton Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute in support of Renfrew and Area Health Services Village Inc. Silent auction and collection of change for the Money Mile.

FEB. 9 Renfrew and Area Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Home Supportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second Trivia Night 7 to 10 p.m. at the Wing Lounge. Make a table of six of your friends and family, Cost is $10 per person. Light lunch will be served, bar will be open, all ages welcome. Call Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Home Support 613-432-7691.

JAN. 21 The Eganville and Area Horticultural Society invites everyone to hear the first presentation of 2013: Fifty Shades of Green: What happens to trees and forests when drought strikes? Speaker Steve Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Eon of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Pembroke, discusses immediate and long-term effects of the 2012 drought. St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, Eganville at 7:30 p.m. Call 613-628-9898. Social time follows.

Correction Hospice Renfrew provided some incorrect information for this photo in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Renfrew Mercury. The Riopelle family recently donated money to Hospice Renfrew instead of the usual gift exchange at the their annual Riopelle Christmas dinner. A collection was taken up on the day of the get-together and the Riopelle family was pleased to donate $500 to Hospice Renfrew in memory of their parents Mel and Hannah. From left are Charlotte Coe, Hospice Renfrew executive director Diane Caughey and Dennis Riopelle, not Wendell Coe

JAN. 23 Do You Want To Quit Smoking? You may be eligible to participate in a study using free nicotine replacement therapy (i.e. nicotine patch) to help you quit smoking. A treatment study session will be held in Renfrew from 11

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