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Kate Windle first to enter race for Renfrew reeve Steve Newman

Making a difference. See page 3


Jack Wilson applauded for 50 years. See page 5


Let the Games begin. See page 25

News - So much for a two-month barber shop poll. After 18 days, Kate Windle filed her nomination papers for reeve in the Town of Renfrew. She planned to keep the poll up for two months, but she filed Jan. 24. Current Reeve Audrey Green has already said she’ll wait a few months before deciding if she’ll seek re-election. In the 2010 election, the long-time reeve defeated her only opponent, Windle, 1,930 to 1,270 votes. This time, Mayor Bill Ringrose says, out of respect for Reeve Green, he would seriously look at running for reeve only if Green, who’s in her early 80s, doesn’t seek re-election. Windle, one of the town’s barbers, says she’s ready to reduce her hours at Kate’s Barber Shop from 37 to 30 hours, if elected, to leave plenty of time to work on town and county council business. The reeve is the town’s designated representa-

tive on Renfrew County council. Windle, who turns 58 in July, says two major factors made up her mind — strong support for her to run for reeve, and Coun. Tom Anderson’s decision to enter the mayoral race. “As soon as I saw Tom had filed his nomination papers (Jan. 15), I knew I’d support him,” said Windle of the veteran councillor. “It’s something I think Tom has earned.” The last count on her barber shop poll had 43 votes for mayor, 41 for reeve and 16 for councillor. “It’s four years later and I still want to be reeve,” explains Windle. “I had a heart-to-heart with a lot of people who voted for me, and I was really pleased with support from members of the professional and business community. So, lots of thumbs up.” Nobody entered the race in January for the five councillor positions, while Callum Scott and Anderson are the first entrants in the race for mayor.


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Whyte seeking second Past councillor looks to be reeve term on Horton council Steve Newman

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News –Margaret Whyte is seeking a third term as a municipal councillor, and her second straight in Horton Township. Whyte, 62, planned to wait awhile before deciding whether she wanted to spend another fouryear term on council, but she filed her nomination papers in mid-January. If re-elected, it would be her third term in municipal office, after serving one term as an Arnprior councillor in the mid-1990s. Married 43 years, she has three adult-age children and six grandchildren. In 1971, she graduated as a registered nurse and worked until her retirement in 2010. Whyte worked her last 19 years in administration as a nursing co-ordinator, at Coun. Margaret Whyte is seeking a third Renfrew Victoria Hos- term as a municipal government councillor. pital (RVH), and before that primarily at the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital. “My husband and I moved to Castleford in 1997, and enjoy living on the Ottawa River,” she says. In her first term on Horton council, Whyte served as chairperson for the recreation and fire committees until December 2013. She now chairs the committees for health and safety, human resources and fire. She also sits on planning, committee of adjustment and the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors. This year is also Whyte’s fourth on RVH’s ethics committee. “The ethics committee volunteer position gives me an opportunity to stay connected and contribute to health-care issues for the hospital,” says Whyte. “It has also been a great experience volunteering for recreation fundraising to support the rink roof, operating budget and the new expansion project.” While the work has been challenging, she says it’s an enjoyable pace that isn’t as critical as what she experienced as a hospital nurse for years. “It’s nice to work on projects that aren’t critical, but important, whether they’re grant applications, planning issues or a budget issue.” She says council has worked well together to implement a development charges study; to manage capital resources, debt and budget restraints; and to complete a provincially-mandated asset management plan in timely fashion. Next term, she predicts, will bring economic pressures because of such factors as enormous funding changes from the Province, including rising OPP costs.

News - Kate Windle, who wears many hats, wants to add Renfrew reeve to her list. The grandmother, barber, personal trainer, healthcare educator, writer, composer, photographer and filmmaker says she wants to be reeve so she can help Renfrew remain a strong and prosperous community. With seven years on town council, she is looking to succeed Audrey Green, who has been reeve since 1997, but remains undecided if she will seek another term. In the 2010 race for reeve, Windle lost to Green by more than 600 votes. This time, Windle says she’s more ready than ever for the challenge and opportunity. Elected councillor in 2000 and 2006, she lost the mayoral race to Sandi Heins in 2003. Windle, 57, has been the owner of Kate’s Barber Shop for over 40 years and started Windle Media in 2007. Its biggest production was the 2010 documentary, Now and Again: A Celebration of Life in Renfrew, to entice new residents to town. She’s a past Renfrew citizen of the year nominee and a 2006 winner of the Governor-General Caring Canadian Award. “Renfrew is a corporate success and I would like to help council, staff and residents, to keep it that way,” explains Windle. “I have ideas that could better the community and increase the number of taxpayers, which will in turn keep taxes more stable.” Windle’s community experience includes board membership with the Renfrew Golf Club ladies executive, Bonnechere River Watershed Project, and Renfrew and Area Chamber of


Kate Windle is seeking the position of Renfrew reeve again. Commerce. She has also sat on the town’s recreation, library, and development and works committees, and volunteered with the Renfrew Lions Club, local churches, Friends of the Disabled, and the Really Cool Initiatives theatre group. And she’ll stand in front of or behind cameras to back her community.

Two mayors and others file their nomination papers News - It’s early in the 2014 Ontario municipal elections campaign, but several candidates have already filed their nomination papers for the October election. Mayors Jim Lebow of Whitewater Region and Jennifer Murphy of Bonnnechere Valley townships have joined the race along with others

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seeking to be councillors. In Whitewater, Lebow filed Jan. 8, while Howard Winters filed for position of councillor on Jan. 20. A week later Coun. Daryl McLaughlin filed his papers. In Greater Madawaska Township, Mark Tomlin is the only candidate to file so far. He is vying for coun- 613-432-7542

cillor in ward three, where Karin Lehnhardt, a veteran of six terms, is not seeking re-election. Nobody has filed in AdmastonBromley, while in McNab-Braeside, Coun. Aldene Styles and Tom Pecket have joined the mayor race. So has Coun. Brad Ilquham, who’s runningfor deputy-mayor

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“A lifetime of working in front of cameras and on stage has given me the confidence to stand and present a solution, to any and all levels of government,” she says. In the next term, Windle says the town’s biggest challenge is to “determine how we can stretch our dollars and still maintain the excellent services that we currently enjoy.”

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News - There were many inspiring moments on the other side of the world, like the morning he woke up on the shores of the Indian Ocean to the largest beach heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ever seen. The white sand stretched as far as the eye could see, while nearby fishermen were tending to their nets. The beach was one of Renfrew resident William Millarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first introductions to the African country of Mozambique, where he spent nearly three months of a six-month Canada World Youth exchange. The first half was spent in the town of Nampula from July through September of last year; the second half back in Canada, in the Vancouver Island â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;totem poleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; town of Duncan, from October through December. There were other unique visuals in Mozambique for the nine visiting Canadians, including the nightly constellations. Being in the southern hemisphere, the Big Dipper and other starry features of the night sky were inverted, relative to their customary positions back home. It was a different place to be, for sure, and an opportunity to do things differently. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s precisely what Millar, 22, expected after graduating with a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in aquatic resources from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are different ways of communicating other than language, and your own way of learning is not always the right way,â&#x20AC;? said Millar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The experience gave me a lot of patience and acceptance and an understanding of other people and their cultures.â&#x20AC;?

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery Board (on behalf of the R.C.E.C. of Pembroke) has submitted by-laws to the Registrar of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002. Any interested parties may contact Bob Gervais at 613-432-5825 ext. 3 for information, or to make copies. By-laws or amendments may be reviewed or copied at: St. Francis Xavier Parish, 331 Plaunt Street South, P.O. Box 396, Renfrew, ON, K7V 1N2. These by-laws are subject to the approval of the Registrar, Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002. Tel: Cemeteries Regulation Unit (416) 326-8399 R0012539428

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William Millar of Renfrew and his Canada World Youth counterpart, Chafim of Mozambique, help clean up a girl guide camp in Duncan, B.C.

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Such experiences tested him, he says, because â&#x20AC;&#x153;life begins on the edge of your comfort zone â&#x20AC;Ś getting through that defines what you are as a group and who we are as people.â&#x20AC;? For the Canadian contingentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stay in both countries, there was a regular work schedule that consisted of two job placements each week for two days, plus an educational activity day every Wednesday. In both countries, the Canadians and their Mozambique counterparts stayed with local families. In Millarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case, he and another Canadian resided with Chafimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family, whose house was the starting point for long daily walks to collect drinking water. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really went from the classroom into the field. I was living what I was learning,â&#x20AC;? said Millar, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d walk about 15 minutes every morning to collect water in a jug. At first, Millar thought carrying the jug with his arm would work. But practice proved otherwise, as he found it was actually easier to transport it atop his head. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got a strong neck from that,â&#x20AC;? says the Renfrew resident. It was also a good bonding experience, too, he says of the time with Chafim. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be laughing, joking and racing (to the well). Every day was a competition.â&#x20AC;? If closer wells were without water some days, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d walk to another one and pay a nominal fee to the household owning that well. The focus of work in Mozambique was multi-faceted while working with the Academic Association of Environmental Studies of Mozambique (AJMBO). Projects included garbage clean-up, incineration, digging deep garbage pits or latrines, and separating organic waste from plastic products.



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County prepared to lobby hard for AECL Steve Newman

News - The long-term health and local presence of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. may depend on the success of Renfrew County’s lobbying campaign this year. In efforts to keep AECL’s activities at Chalk River and Deep River, the county began its homework with a fact-finding tour last December to several nuclear-related facilities in the United States. These included some that had been earmarked for closure, but now thrive with the help of private business enterprise. The same mindset is being pursued with the help of the delegation that made the trip to the U.S. The group consisted of Pembroke Mayor Ed Jacyno, Deep River Mayor David Thompson, Laurentian Valley Coun. George Hodgkinson, Renfrew County Warden Peter Emon, Paul Curtis of the Renfrew County Community Future Corporation, and Renfrew County economic development manager Alastair Baird. Over four days in December, the delegation held meetings with 16 community, industry, national laboratory, industry association and citizen groups in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio. All these groups had faced restructuring initiatives by the U.S. government. Meanwhile, back in Renfrew County, the Canadian government is seeking a request for proposal (RFP) regarding how to restructure AECL. The December trip, says Emon, proved highly enlightening and ex-

posed the potential for AECL. Deep River Mayor Thompson says two types of companies are likely to respond with RFPs — companies experienced with decommissioning nuclear facilities, and companies that see restructuring as an entry point to grow on-site service and expertise. The latter is obviously preferred, says Thompson. Thompson says the county, with Warden Emon as its lead lobbyist, wants to use the December delegation’s findings in the United States and other insights to influence the Canadian government’s decision. The worst-case scenario is dismantlement of AECL in Renfrew County, whereas Thompson says the county is seeking quite the opposite, namely ongoing economic development at AECL, which is currently the second largest employer in the county, with about 3,000 staff. Only Garrison Petawawa (formerly Canadian Forces Base Petawawa) is larger. “There is nothing more important in my community right now than the economic viability of AECL,” stressed Thompson. The federal government initiated the AECL restructuring process in 2011, with the intention of finding a more cost-effective way to operate AECL while retaining its scientific and other technological capabilities, to manage nuclear materials and serve Canadian government, industry and taxpayers. The December delegation was created to put the county in position to participate in the re-structuring process in a timely man-

ner, says the county’s five-page summary report of the visit to the United States. The report also lists five major recommendations as input for the RFP. They include the creation of a National Science and Technology Laboratory at the Chalk River laboratories that: 1) works in co-operation with the private sector and educational institutions; 2) supports the science and technology mission; and 3) supports government requirements for nuclear science knowledge. The county also recommends the federal government co-invest in a new nuclear research reactor at Chalk River in sustainable nuclear power (to replace the aging model) to ensure Canada’s leadership and to support the government’s science and technology mission. At the Jan. 29 session of county council, Warden Emon said the county’s lobbying campaign for AECL will probably be one of the county’s most significant projects undertaken in a long time. “It’s going to be at a very concentrated level,” indicated Emon, saying the county will illustrate the advantages of a GOCO (government-owned, contractor-operated) model. The county’s recommendations speak to the advantages of a modified model for AECL’s long-term success. The county’s campaign is going to include municipalities at large that have a foothold in the nuclear industry, the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus, and local and regional members of AECL’s supply chain.

New public works director News - Renfrew County has hired a new director of public works and engineering. The successor for retiring director Dave Darch is Steven Boland, the county’s manager of operations in the public works department the past 10 years. Darch was set to retire, but his contract was extended until March 31, 2014 to facilitate the selection and transition of the new director. Boland assumes his new duties April 1, 2014. Renfrew County chief administrative officer Jim Hutton made the announcement at the Jan. 29 session of county council, which passed the recruitment committee’s recommendation. From 48 applicants, the committee short-listed four candidates, before selecting Boland on Jan. 24. The recruitment process began in December following Darch’s announced retirement. The recruitment committee consisted of Warden Peter Emon, Darch, Hutton, Renfrew County director of human resources Bruce Beakley, and Arnprior Reeve and operations committee chair Walter Stack. “I think Steve is a good fit for our senior management team,” said Hutton, who has worked with Boland for 15 years. “I’m quite content and glad to make this recommendation,” said Emon. “Steve Boland brings a great deal of work experience and leadership to this position,” said Stack in a county news release. “I have found him to be a great asset to the County of Renfrew. In the six years that I have been with the operations committee I have had many opportunities to work with Steve, and I am confident that he will continue to excel, as the director of public works and engineering.” Boland has more than 30 years of municipal and engineering management experience. In a news release, Boland said he looks forward to continuing a “productive relationship with county council and the local municipalities in my new role.”


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Town Hall – 613-432-4848 • Development & Works – 613-432-8166 Rec Centre – 613-432-3131 • Fire Hall – 613-432-4962 Parent and Tot Drop In Thursdays 10:30am - Noon - The Games Room is open for parents and tots to socialize and play in a relaxed and open setting. Mats and sports equipment are available for use. This is open time, not a scheduled program so families are welcome to come and go. There is no cost to attend. Public Skating (Indoors) Friday 9:00-11:00am Saturday 7:30pm-8:30pm Sunday 1:00-2:00pm Adults $2.50 Children $1.50 Public Skating (Outdoors) There is no cost to skate on the two outdoor ice surfaces at Ma-Te-Way Park. The rinks are open weather permitting.


Laurentian Valley Mayor Jack Wilson signs the oath of allegiance to serve as acting Renfrew County warden in 2014. County chief administrative officer Jim Hutton, centre, and Warden Peter Emon look on during the Jan. 29 session of county council. Emon dismissed himself later in the meeting, due to sickness, leaving Wilson to serve as acting warden for the first time.

Accolades for first acting warden Steve Newman

News - In appointing its first acting warden, Renfrew County council has paid homage to a rare municipal official – one who has served more than 50 years as a municipal politician. County Warden Peter Emon made the appointment, which was ratified by county council Jan. 29, at which point the accolades from county councillors began for Laurentian Valley

Mayor Jack Wilson. The 78-year-old, who is not seeking re-election in October 2014, and wife Evelyn have five children, including Janice Forgie of Renfrew. Their other children are Bev Smith, Nancy McAvoy, Sharon Neff and Kevin Wilson. “I’m honoured and pleased to have been named acting warden,” said Wilson, a veteran farmer who sold his farm in 2012. See ACTING WARDEN, page 7

Girls Night This month’s girls night is all about Valentines Day. Be prepared to get creative and have a lot of fun while we celebrate one of the most popular holidays of the year. We have snacks, crafts and fun activities planned for girls 6 – 12 years of age. Come alone or with a friend, it’s sure to be a great night! Friday – February 14th from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cost $15.00 Room rentals for birthday parties, baby showers, stag and does, weddings or other events are available at the Renfrew Recreation Centre and Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. To book rooms or ice time, contact 613 432-3131. Summer Employment Opportunities for STUDENTS – Summer 2014 Summer Maintenance Workers Tourist Ambassadors Employment Term: May 5 – August 29, 2014 Employment Term: May 16 – August 31, 2014 40 hours per week 20 – 35 Hours per week Program Instructor and Event Leader Program and Special Event Volunteers Employment Term: May 3 – August 29, 2014 Students and Adult Volunteers Needed for Canada 35 Hours per week Day Student Volunteers welcome for the Summer Camp Day Camp Leader Program Employment Term: June 27 – August 24, 2014 35 Hours per week Application Forms for Volunteer positions are available at the Recreation Centre Requirements: Students applying for summer positions with the Recreation Department are required to have the following before employment start date: - Current First Aid & CPR C Certification (proof of Certification will be required) - Criminal Record Check Application Process & Submission Deadline: Wednesday March 5, 2014. Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume for each position you are interested in, clearly identifying the position you are applying for in the cover letter. Please send Resumes with Cover Letter to: Mail: Jo-anne Caldwell, Program Developer, 127 Raglan St. S., Renfrew ON, K7V 1P8 Fax: 613-432-5963 Email: In Person: Renfrew Recreation Centre, 67 Argyle St., Renfrew ON Details also available at Town of Renfrew Website – Look for Employment Opportunities We wish to thank all who apply; however only those persons selected for an interview will be contacted.

No person shall park a vehicle or permit a vehicle to remain parked on any municipal parking lot or a street/highway between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from December 1 to March 31. 2014 DOG & CAT TAGS HAVE ARRIVED! As per the Town of Renfrew municipal by-laws, owners are reminded that all dogs and cats within the municipal boundaries must be licensed and registered. Tags are available for sale in the Treasury Department (main floor) of the Municipal Office located at 127 Raglan Street South. Office hours are Monday – Thursday 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

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Nominations Open Thursday, January 2, 2014 during regular office hours – 8:30am – 4:30pm. Town Hall, Town of Renfrew – 127 Raglan Street South 613-432-4848 Nomination Costs: Mayor $200 Reeve $100 $Councillor $100 A Nomination must be signed by the Candidate and may be filed in person or by an agent with the Returning Officer for the Town of Renfrew between January 2, 2014 and September 12, 2014. On September 12th, 2014 (Nomination Day), a nomination may be filed between the hours of 9:00a.m. and 2:00p.m. at the Town of Renfrew’s Town Hall. A nomination must be certified by the Clerk before a person becomes a certified candidate. If there are insufficient candidates to fill all the positions available, nominations for the vacant positions only will be reopened, and additional nominations may be filed in the office of the Clerk on September 17th, 2014 between the hours of 9:00a.m. and 2:00p.m. If a greater number of candidates are certified than are required to fill an office, voting day will be October 27th, 2014. CALL BEFORE YOU CAMPAIGN Further Information regarding the 2014 Municipal Elections may be obtained from your local Municipal Clerk as noted below. Kim R. Bulmer Jennifer Charkavi 127 Raglan Street South 127 Raglan Street South Renfrew, ON K7V 1P8 Renfrew ON, K7V 1P8 613-432-4848 ext 105 613-432-4848 ext 104 The Renfrew Mercury EMC - Thursday, February 6, 2014 5


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Destination Imagination coming to Renfrew March 1 Doug Hunter Destination Imagination

News - The first-ever Eastern Ontario Regional Tournament for Destination Imagination will be held Saturday, March 1 at Renfrew Collegiate. About 150 students and about another 150 adults (volunteers, teachers and family members) will participate. Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit program that helps kids around the world discover their creativity. It is an active program in 30 countries around the world. Teams of five to seven students use science, engineering, improv, technology, performance or community outreach themes as they tackle one of seven team challenges.

Teams must do the research and experimentation needed to solve every aspect of the team challenge and develop a performance-based presentation demonstrating the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solution â&#x20AC;Ś with no outside assistance. About 25 teams at the Renfrew tournament will be presenting their Team Challenges March 1. They will receive feedback and scoring on their Challenges and will have the ability, depending on scoring, to proceed to the Ontario provincial tournament and perhaps even the global tournament in Knoxville, Tenn. in May. Last year (our first year of the program in this region) a team of Grade 5-6 students from Palmers Rapids School placed first in the provincial tournament and went to the global tournament

and came third. The principal at that school would say that those kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives will never be the same â&#x20AC;&#x201C; their confidence has ballooned and their prospects of what they can achieve in life have expanded significantly. I am regional director of Destination Imagination for Eastern Ontario (residing in Ottawa). I am passionate about the importance of creativity and critical thinking skills for this generation of students â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future depends on it! We have been losing our manufacturing base (as has been seen in Renfrew County) and while our resource base is still strong, we need to become more innovative and the key to that is raising a new generation who will become those innova-

tors. Innovation is also the key to the future of Renfrew County. I retired from IBM after 30 years and decided to get involved with Destination Imagination 18 months ago when I found out that there were no schools anywhere in Eastern Ontario that were utilizing this fantastic global program. Now the Ottawa Catholic Board, the Renfrew County Board and the Renfrew County Catholic Board are all engaged in pilots with Destination Imagination. The Limestone Board in Kingston is in planning mode for participation next year. You can look at this website for a good overview of what is involved with DI. http://www.

Town council could declare several properties as surplus Steve Newman

News - Renfrew council could declare up to seven townowned pieces of residential land as surplus, and put them up for sale. Council members spent about an hour, during an otherwise brief Jan. 27 council meeting, discussing the merits of declaring the properties surplus, to promote more economic development in town. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is really a matter of homework for council,â&#x20AC;? said Mayor Bill Ringrose after the discussion by six members of council. Reeve Audrey Green was sick and not in attendance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had sig-

nificant land holdings for years and years,â&#x20AC;? said Ringrose. Town council now has about 15 industrial, residential or commercial properties that it will consider declaring surplus, including the seven residential properties discussed Jan. 27. Several of these properties, said clerk Kim Bulmer, are very ready for the market. The town has owned most of them for a few decades. Council will do a similar analysis of town-owned, but vacant, industrial and commercial properties in the near future. Generally, council members expressed no serious concerns about declaring five of the residential properties surplus. There was less support for town land

located on Aberdeen Street and 210-211 Ready Avenue. Coun. Jim Miller suggested the Ready Street land could be useful for future tourism activity related to the nearby Bonnechere River and parkland. Other vacant properties still owned by the town are located on Centennial Drive, Seventh Street, Mayhew Street, Patrick Street, and between Sixth and Seventh Streets. The Jan. 27 discussion, said Ringrose, is â&#x20AC;&#x153;very much in keeping with the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s master plan for parks and recreation because half of these (properties) have connections with parks and rec.â&#x20AC;? That master plan, added Ringrose, indicated the town doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need more parks and

recreational land, but improvements to it. Declaring some of these seven properties surplus would involve public consultation, because of the need for Official Plan and zoning changes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will need to be public meetings, and depending on the participation in the community, that will very well have an influence on what council decides to do,â&#x20AC;? said Ringrose. Ultimately, said the mayor, if the properties are sold, they will be developed in timely fashion. Ringrose said the town would like to enter into agreements whereby buyers commit to development in short order, â&#x20AC;&#x153;not 10 years from now, otherwise we wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the economic development.â&#x20AC;?

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TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Admaston/Bromley, at its regular meeting to be held on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Council Chambers, 477 Stone Road, Renfrew, Ontario, will consider a By-Law for the closing, stopping-up and the conveyance of part of the unopened road allowance lying south of Highway 60 between Lots 3 and 4 Concession 7 designated as Parts 3, 4 and 5 on Plan 49R-18232 (Geographic Township of Bromley) in the Township of Admaston/Bromley, County of Renfrew being part of PIN 57239-0210 (LT). The said By-Law is in response to an application for closure and sale of part of the unopened road allowance. The said By-law will be enacted pursuant to Section 11 of the Municipal Act S.O. 2001 c. 25 as amended. Upon the By-Law finally being enacted, this portion of the said unopened road allowance so closed and stopped-up will be conveyed to the adjoining owner. Copies of the Draft By-Law and Registered Plan may be examined at the office of the municipality during normal working hours. Notification to appear before Council concerning the closing of this part of the road allowance must be received in writing by 12:00 noon, Monday, February 3rd, 2014 and it shall specify the nature of the concern. DATED at the Township of Admaston/Bromley this 15th day of January, 2014 Annette Louis Clerk-Treasurer E-mail - Tel. - 613-432-2885 Fax - 613-432-4052 R0012516934

TOWNSHIP OF ADMASTON/BROMLEY NOTICE TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Admaston/Bromley, at its regular meeting to be held on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Council Chambers, 477 Stone Road, Renfrew, Ontario, will consider a By-Law for the closing, stopping-up and the conveyance of part of the unopened road allowance lying north of Harveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crescent between North Bonnechere Range (NBR) and Concession 1fronting Lot 14 NBR and Lot 20 Con. 1 designated as Part 2 on Plan 49R-18200 (Geographic Township of Admaston) in the Township of Admaston/Bromley, County of Renfrew being part of PIN 57247-0118 (LT).

Upon the By-Law finally being enacted, this portion of the said unopened road allowance so closed and stopped-up will be conveyed to the adjoining owner.



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The abandoned railway trestle over the Bonnechere River. ism organization. The Highlands body is funding the work because it recognizes the benefit of a recreational corridor in the region. Renfrew County’s portion will come from an unallocated-funds envelope in the 2014 budget. Petawawa Mayor Bob Sweet, who chairs the county’s CP railway corridor advisory committee, says this is an important next step toward obtaining the railway bed.


Special funding assistance of $40,000 will reduce the overall cost of the RFP to $29,000 plus HST, with Lanark County paying $5,597, Renfrew County $21,170 and Papineau-Cameron $2,230. Special funding will be $30,000 from Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation and $10,000 from Ontario’s Highlands tour-



Sweet has been guarded in saying how the counties will pay for the property, but has provided hints that the county could provide CP with a sizable tax receipt. The county provided a $2.2 million tax receipt, but paid only $1, to purchase the former Canadian Tire building in Renfrew in

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The position was created to ensure the warden’s office is represented at events in the absence of the warden. Wilson entered municipal politics when he was elected councillor for Pembroke Township late in 1963, before officially starting his term in January 1964. That municipality was amalgamated with Stafford in the late 1990s, then amalgamated again in 2000, with Alice and Fraser, to form Laurentian Valley Township. “Jack, you’re going to do a great job as acting warden,” said Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Mayor Janice Visneskie Moore. Turning to Warden Emon, she added, “I’m so glad you chose Mayor Wilson. I think he’s going to do a grand job.” “I can’t imagine (spending) 50 years in public service,” added Bob Sweet, a former warden and current Petawawa mayor. “That’s a wonderful achievement.” He also said Wilson should be very proud that he’s one of only four Ontario residents to have served 50 years or more in public office. Whitewater Region Reeve Don Rathwell suggested the photographic wall of wardens, located just outside the council chambers, should include some form of recognition of Wilson’s 50 years of service. Warden Emon said it would be considered. Arnprior Reeve Walter Stack and Horton Mayor Don Eady applauded Wilson for making them feel at home when they first joined county council. To a chuckle or two, Deep River Mayor David Thompson said the comments felt a little bit like a eulogy, even though Wilson was alive and well. “I was in diapers when you were first elected,” he told Wilson. “If there is one word to define Jack Wilson, it would be the word gentleman,” Thompson added. “You are a gentlemen in every sense of the word. I am honoured and blessed to have met you.”

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News - The County of Renfrew has taken an important step toward obtaining 219 or more kilometres of the abandoned Canadian Pacific railway. The railway bed, whose tracks and other equipment were removed in 2012 and 2013, is still owned by Canadian Pacific. A small amount of cleanup remains to be done, but the county has made in clear it wants to become a future owner and possibly turn the railway bed into a recreational corridor. The abandoned portion of the line measures 300 kilometres. Seventy-three per cent (or 219 kilometres) is located in Renfrew County. Fifty-eight km. are in Lanark County, and there are 23 km. in Papineau-Cameron Township, to the north of Renfrew County. County council approved the selection of Antec Appraisals in Hamilton, Ont., to appraise the value of the Canadian Pacific corridor, on Jan. 29. The eight requests for proposal received by the county ranged from $20,000 to $390,000. Council approved the property and development committee’s recommendation to select a $69,000 bid from Antec Appraisals. Several companies’ bids were not accepted due to lack of ex-

2005. The building was then turned into Renfrew County Place, whose facilities include social services, economic development groups, a daycare and a paramedic base. Sweet says the county has some undisclosed strategies for acquiring the railway property. “One of the big stumbling blocks is to sit across the table from the owner and negotiate when you don’t know what the property is worth,” said Sweet. “Best-case scenario, we will get an agreement in principle with CP and ourselves, the three (municipal parties) that are trying to keep the property in the public domain.” Meanwhile, Sweet says they’re just three of many supporters who want to see the property developed. These supporters, he says, include the lower-level municipalities and other such stakeholders as snowmobile clubs, equestrian clubs, cyclists, birdwatchers, ATVers and trail alliances. The stakeholders will ultimately determine how the abandoned railway bed will be used, stresses Sweet. “My job is to get the agreement in place to acquire the property, and this is the beginning of that.” Sweet says he’s hoping an agreement-in-principal with CP is in place within a year.

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Scenic drive up the rail corridor Opinion - It seems far-fetched, but using the abandoned Canadian Pacific rail bed as a way to save road costs in the Upper Ottawa Valley should at least be discussed. The clearing for the next stage of Highway 417 past Arnprior has begun in earnest, moving past Scheel Drive in the past week. It’s a welcome sight, because for a time it appeared the four-laning of Highway 17 to Renfrew wouldn’t become a reality for many years. However, it’s apparent the next phase of the four-lane highway will soon be completed deep into the centre of McNab-Braeside, making that township’s dreams of a village hub near the Calabogie Road turn-off much more likely. However, once the four-laning reaches Renfrew, it’s likely the project will slow down dramatically, despite appeals from the County of Renfrew that it’s crucial for economic development up the Valley. The crossing of the Bonnechere River won’t come cheaply and there is still the thorny question of which side of Jeffrey’s and Muskrat Lake the highway should go. The Ministry of Transportation won’t be relishing get involved in that controversy. With this in mind, perhaps the contention of Rodney Gutzman of the Deep River area isn’t so outlandish. Gutzman has been sending letters to newspapers and area politicians urging them to consider using the abandoned rail bed as a road instead of lobbying for the four-laning of Highway 17

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north of Renfrew. He maintains using the railway corridor as a route for cars would be, in most areas, cheaper, easier, safer and quicker than building another two lanes alongside the existing highway. The rail line route was chosen because it was the fastest way to go up the Valley, he noted. “It will be a scenic, separated joy to drive and with no oncoming traffic.” Not only would turning the rail right-of-way into a road save the taxpayers money, it could be completed past Pembroke in two years, he maintains. Although it’s more likely the rail-line will be turned into a recreation trail rather than a highway, the road idea should at least be raised in deliberations. The corridor was built to move people up and down the Valley. The best-case scenario would have been for the rail lines to stay put so they could be used for commuter, tourist and business use when the rising price of gas starts seriously eroding the affordability of truck and car transportation. But it’s too late for that now. So maybe we shouldn’t be making any rash decisions about what to do with the corridor and instead begin serious discussions about its future while taking all options into consideration. After all, with all the straight stretches and without all the hills, it might make an ideal future route for motorists when the majority are driving electric cars.


Resident questions fire truck purchase Let’s have some straight talk about taxes To the editor: Opinion - Taxpaying citizens of Renfrew: If you read Mayor Bill Ringrose’s letter to the editor , page 8 of our fine paper, The Renfew Mercury, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 entitled, Truth About Town of Renfrew Finances. This story is 100 per cent untrue! Fact #1. The Renfrew Mercury Thursday, May 2, 2013 page 6 story ‘Renfrew budget preparation in full gear,’ states the aerial ladder fire truck will indeed cost Renfrew taxpayers $860,000 and will be financed over 25 years. When town clerk Kim Bulmer was questioned about this huge, unwarranted, expensive acquisition and payment in November 2013 he stated, quote, “this truck would be paid for by a debenture. (Webster’s

dictionary states: acknowledging a loan upon which interest is payable until the loan is repaid, meaning another form of borrowing.) The truck has not been paid for in full, as stated by Mayor Ringrose. Fact #2. Mayor Ringrose goes on the record to state Renfrew’s highest level of debt was reached on Dec. 31, 2010 at $15,080,000. Mayor Ringrose also states the keeper of the Renfrew pocketbook has, for at least the last three years, paid $567,000 per year; that figure equals $1,701,000. Mayor Ringrose also states Renfrew’s current total debt as of Dec. 31, 2013 is exactly $12,401,250. His math just doesn’t add up! Mayor Ringrose, Renfrew taxpayers are not stupid but

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on many occasions very laid back and don’t want to ruffle feathers. It’s a small community. I will because I love Renfrew and I will not allow you to continue your shenanigans as you stated Dec. 31, 2010 the highest debt $15,080,000; yearly payment of $567,000 times three years equals $1,701,000.’ The Town of Renfrew’s debt appears to be $13,379,000, not $12,401,250 as Mayor Ringrose wants us to believe. Based on your figure presented, there is exactly $977,750 unaccounted for. Why the discrepancy of $977,750? Mayor Ringrose, show we, the taxpayers of Renfrew, the money.

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To the editor: Re: Anderson files for mayor’s job, Jan. 23, 2014, front page. Opinion - It is gratifying to see that there’s a fair bit of interest in the job of Renfrew mayor. Let’s hope that lots of people throw their hats in the ring and we have a really good race. I hope that all the candidates will be open about their vision for the town and offer specifics about what they would actually do if elected, rather than be wishy-washy and spin everything as some politicians like to do. I know I would certainly like to hear about how they will address the spiralling costs of police and fire protection, how they will deal with the crumbling infrastructure

in Renfrew, and at the same time maintain property taxes at an affordable level. This will not be easy and will require real leadership. What we do not need is simply a cosmetic change, where a different warm body fills the mayor’s chair, but the same policies are followed. The status quo is just not good enough. Councillor Tom Anderson seems to think that there is a communication problem, that residents are ill-informed or are being fed misinformation. Really? Let me communicate some information. Mr. Anderson voted to include a plebiscite on the 2014 ballot, that if approved, would have allowed council to raise property taxes by 10 per cent to pay

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for a swimming pool that we clearly could not afford. He thought this was a good idea, one he would support. No coincidence that Mayor Ringrose and councillor McWhirter also thought this was a swell thing to do. So now we know where Mr. Anderson stands on holding the line on taxes. Perhaps he can communicate what else he would like to do with our money. It should be made clear to any and all candidates for mayor and council that plenty of people are watching and listening. Whoever decides to run should know that they will be asked direct questions, and the citizens of this town deserve direct answers. Stan Russell Renfrew

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More clarification on Canada Post pensions, from both sides To the editor: Opinion - Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure if Mr. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Day just made an error in his fact calculations or he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t research it enough. As a retired Canada Post retired employee I can assure him he is wrong in his calculations. The Canada Post Pension Plan allows one to retire at either 60 years old with at least five years of service or at 55 years old with at least 30 years of service with an non-reduced pension â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not a full pension. Their pension would amount to two per cent per year worked of the average of their best five years of annual salary worked. So someone who starts full-time at 25 years old and retires at 55 years old would be calculated at 60 per cent (2 x 30) and not 70 per cent of their annual salary. Being an â&#x20AC;&#x153;indexed pensionâ&#x20AC;? just means adjusting to inflation, which from November 2012 to November 2013 was .9% â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fair with any pension, be it government or private. Furthermore, retirees have the op-

tion of continuing their benefits, but they have to pay for them. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not free, as Mr. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Day suggests. This year employees will be contributing 50 per cent of the cost to their pension plan and Canada post contributing the other 50 per cent, so employees will contribute half the amount from their own pay cheques. About half of my career with CPC I was a unionized employee and the other half I was management with no union. This gave me a perfect insight on how each side worked â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m neither pro-union or pro-management. Mr. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Day is correct in saying that Canada Post employees knew well in advance on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;baby-boomâ&#x20AC;? retirement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; however. So did the upper management of Canada Post. You have to remember that when a collective agreement is signed it is signed by both the union and management so I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t blame either side for some of your points. Some things that Canada Post has to address are some of their antiquat-

of walking in and out of a residence, which is close to a third of a routes time value. In the late 1990s a survey was done and showed that residential customers would be satisfied with threeday-a-week delivery, with businesses being served daily. Those with small business in their homes that wished daily delivery would have the option of renting a box at the Post Office at a reduced rate. A third avenue that CPC and the union have to address is their sick leave policy. When sick leave was brought in through negotiations it was like an insurance plan, now its a sense of entitlement that both sides have let get out of hand. During negotiations one side will ask for the sky and the other will offer the hole in the ground. Both sides have to get off their high horses and start coming up with sensible negotiated settlements that are closer to earth. In my opinion. Kevin White Renfrew

To the editor Opinion - We had a successful Mitten Tree Project during the Christmas season and would like to thank everyone who contributed to the project. We would like to thank Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal and The Royal Bank for displaying the trees. We would also like to thank everyone who knitted items, and everyone who purchased and donated items for the trees. We are also grateful to The Renfrew Mercury for covering the event in the Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Happening Section of the newspaper. Kay Bowles Beta Sigma Phi Epsilon Upsilon Chapter


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It’s time to stop the push for euthanasia To the editor: Opinion - The push is still on, more aggressively than ever, to “legalize” euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, including in many American states such as Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana and New Hampshire. We in Canada are in great danger at the moment, as the province of Quebec continues with its efforts to decriminalize this type of killing under the euphemism of “medical aid in dying.” Soon after the Quebec National Assembly resumes proceedings on Feb. 11, 2014, there will be a vote to this effect on Bill 52. Bill 52 allows Quebec doctors to give a lethal injection to a patient suffering physically or psychologically. It is for folks “with a grave and incurable illness,” but is not limited to those who are terminally

ill. And we know that many people, including especially the disabled, are thereby dangerously threatened. Canada’s federal Criminal Code defines euthanasia as homicide (murder), but Bill 52 defines it as “medical treatment.” It also allows euthanasia tourism – which means that folks could go to La Belle Province to be “put down,” as is done with an old dog. But people are not dogs, and each person is made in the image and likeness of God, to be treated with the utmost respect, no matter his or her physical or mental condition. I encourage all concerned Canadians to write the Justice Minister Hon. Peter MacKay at 284 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON, KlA OH8 (no postage required) and ask him to protect every citizen from being killed by euthanasia,

or email Simultaneously in B.C. there is an effort through the courts to redefine normal feeding as “medical treatment,” the Bentley case. This request by a family to discontinue the spoon feeding of an elderly member, Margaret, because she suffers from dementia (even though she is eating willingly), threatens every incapacitated person. But normal feeding is basic care, and is considered obligatory in all common law countries, which is as it should be. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has decided to hear the Carter case during 2014, which also seeks to “legalize” euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. In October 2013 the B.C. Court of Appeal rightly upheld Canadian law against this type of killing. However, decisions such as

these should rightly be made by Parliament – and our Canadian Parliament voted overwhelmingly in April 2010 against allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, but the anti-life forces are obviously unwilling to accept this very correct Parliamentary decision, and are attempting to ram their will through via the oligarchy of the courts, something which strikes me as very undemocratic! Lastly, remember that there are no “safeguards” when it comes to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, as is being more and more demonstrated in countries such as Holland and Belgium, where it is “legal”, and where the criteria for killing increasingly broadens. Sincerely, Yvonne Dienesch Eganville

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Life event. The idea of a mid-winter dance to raise some much-needed funds for charity has become a full day of community spirit and generosity. Thank you to Janet Robertson, Shawn McHale and their team for organizing this event, and

truly reflecting the Celebration of Life. Thanks to Jon Pole and his staff from MyFm for taking the event one step further and making it a full day celebration. The delicious food served at Rocky Mountain House and Finnigans was a great way to en-

courage community participation and support from the business community. Our hospice is dependent on the generosity of our community, and it is amazing to see such incredible support. Connie Legg Hospice Renfrew

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The Great Backyard Bird Count set for February 14 to 17 Birdwatchers from more than 100 countries are expected to participate in the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). People of all ages and birding skill levels will count birds in backyards, local parks, nature reserves, and wherever they happen to be. The GBBC provides a great opportunity to learn more about birds, and is an ideal way for more experienced birders to introduce friends and family to birding. You can visit the GBBC website to explore the species seen in your community or your own back yard. For more information, email Canadian GBBC co-ordinator Kerrie Wilcox at This is a joint project of Audubon, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada. You will need access to a

computer with high speed to record your counts and to receive instructions as to how to entre your results. The people that have participated in this event have enjoyed the experience and the information they received. FIELD TRIP RESULTS

Dodie Bailey and Marlene Hanneman took a filed trip on local roads and with very good results for this time of year. They saw many horned larks searching for food on the shoulders of most side roads. Counting them was difficult because the birds are quick to fly and just as quick to settle. Horned larks will remain in the area until the end of February and then move to their nesting range further north. They have been known to nest while snow is still on the ground. In some years they loose

over just which bird is the boss. As spring approaches, and it will, a jay will approach a prospective mate with an offering of a sunflower seed. If the bird approached accepts the gift (it will be a female and she will have thoughts of choosing the giver as a mate. If the bird approached is a male a spat ensues and both fly away, upset by the encounter. The flocks of crows will soon be breaking up into pairs. The resident birds will have the pick of the nesting sites and the migrant pairs will have to accept what is left, more spats. Great horned owls will be calling before long more to warn other owls that the territory has been taken and any intrusion will be met with aggression, sometimes very severe. The five-note song, the first three close together and the last two slower and more

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their nest to the cold conditions and must start over. About 40 snow buntings were seen in fields where seed stalks were still above snow level. Buntings travel in waves as they search for food, flying over one another as they go. They settle and then hop along snatching seeds as they go before making a short flight over the heads of those in front of them. The single northern shrike was among the first seen this winter and the four ruffed grouse were the only ones that survived predators and the severe conditions. Crows were numerous and noisy. They always seem to be busy going


It is time to be listening and watching for spring sights and sounds while you are out filling your feeders. The chickadees will be giving their three note spring song shortly if they have not already started. The call has one high note and two lower notes that are close together. It is given by the dominant male as he claims his territory. Blue jays will be “mate feeding” before long. Right now they are still scrapping

drawn out can be heard for as far away as three – quarters of a mile (one kilometre). CARDINALS

Mary Steele has two pair of northern cardinals coming to her feeders regularly, early in the morning and again in the late afternoon. It is always good to have this species arrive at your feeders. KEEP WATCH

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Community - Paddling, hiking and biking trails can generate new tourism revenues and foster economic development, improve physical and mental well-being, increase mobility for local residents, and foster connectedness among neighbouring communities. Health benefits of trails are particularly important for Renfrew County residents, who tend to have poorer health status than the provincial average. Ontario government officials recently launched an effort to enhance these benefits by updating and refining the provincial trails strategy. Representatives of a number of Renfrew County groups with interests in tourism, hiking, cycling, paddling, winter sports, and health provided input to this process at a meeting in Ottawa last November. Participants at the Ottawa meeting strongly agreed that the updated provincial trails strategy should highlight active transportation as one of the benefits of trail development. Congratulations to our county councillors for voting unanimously this January to develop an active transportation policy and to include funding for active transportation projects in the County budget (see county-passes-activetransportation-motion),

County of Renfrew officials have previously taken steps towards developing a countywide trail strategy. They organized a series of four public meetings on trails in 2006. A draft report completed in February 2007 summarizes the results of these meetings, describes the Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s network of trails as they existed at that time, and provides details on the benefits of trails. The Valley Explore website maintained by the Ottawa Valley Tourism Association features many of the trails in the 2007 report and highlights more recent trail developments. Significant new trails since the 2007 report include the â&#x20AC;&#x153;east sideâ&#x20AC;? trails constructed by volunteers at the Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre, the Opeongo Hills Nordic Ski Club trails developed by volunteers in the Brudenell area, the Manitou Mountain and Griffith Uplands trail systems developed by the Township of Greater Madawaska, and the Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investments in paving shoulders to make roads safer and more attractive for pedestrians and cyclists. The 2007 report recognizes that the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s varied natural areas afford great destinations for trail users, and that proximity to Ottawa is a plus in terms of potential tourism revenues. It also puts special focus on former rail lines. These could form the core of a well-connected trail network. Making them available for year-round

use would be a major benefit to people living in the County and would attract more visitors from nearby areas with greater populations. The County has taken a significant step in this direction by purchasing the Renfrewto-Calabogie segment of the old K&P rail line and developing it as a multi-use trail, and is actively pursuing other initiatives related to former rail lines. Another County of Renfrew advantage is an abundance of water: lakes, rivers, and wetlands, including the Ottawa River itself. Participation is growing in group events on the Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major waterways such as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebrate Our Riverâ&#x20AC;? excursion series including the annual June paddle from Wilber Lake to Eganville on the Bonnechere, and what may become annual paddles from Calabogie to Burnstown on the Madawaska, and from Renfrew to the Ottawa River on the Bonnechere. (Paddling and other guides are available on the BRWP website, under the Nature in Your Neighbourhood tab, and on the ORI website, www. Yet more could be done to capture the growing interest in recreational paddling, and to celebrate the importance of water travel in our political, economic, military, and cultural history. An â&#x20AC;&#x153;officialâ&#x20AC;? system of portages around the dams and rapids along the Renfrew County

portion of the Ottawa is lacking, although paddling groups in Quebec are actively developing marked waterways and public portages. The Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2007 report shows the entire route of Champlainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic June 1613 voyage upstream along the Ottawa River as a publicly accessible water trail. Not long after Champlain passed the mouth of the Bonnechere, his Aboriginal guides recommended venturing away from the Ottawa into the headwaters of the Muskrat River. Members of his party agreed after a fierce debate. They paddled the chain of lakes and wetlands along the course of the Muskrat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a difficult trip with one day-long portage and clouds of biting insects â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and rejoined the Ottawa at the present-day location of Pembroke, just upstream from the Algonquin gathering place on Morrison Island, where Champlain had his historic meeting with Chief Tessouat. It would be interesting to know if anyone has retraced this route in recent years. It has changed greatly since Champlainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time, now passing largely through fields and pastures. Another worthwhile project would be to identify entry points and provide

trail connections among and within the Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18 provincial parks and 10 conservation reserves (see Well over half these areas protect portions of waterways and wetlands, but only limited information is available about how to access them. Some â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like the Little Mississippi River, Constant Creek, Silver Creek, and Black Donald Creek â&#x20AC;&#x201C; remain largely well-kept secrets. With the appearance of new user groups, recent trail developments, and efforts by the provincial government to update its trails strategy, it could be an opportune time to dust off the 2007 report and launch a new County-wide trails initiative. The Bonnechere River Watershed Project (BRWP) and the Ottawa River Institute (ORI) are communitybased volunteer organizations. BRWPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to inform and influence environmental stewardship and enhancement throughout the Bonnechere River watershed. ORIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to foster sustainable communities and ecological integrity in the Ottawa River watershed. Please send your thoughts and comments on this article to info@ or

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campground is planned followed by a night hike and wolf howl. The park (Mew Lake) rents heated yurts in winter or stay in four-season accommodation nearby. info/winter-in-algonquin-park.php Winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s night sky at Killarney Provincial Park is a feast for the senses. A lack of light pollution makes Killarney good for stargazing, especially in winter. This Ontario Parks event has its own observatory, thanks to a dedicated volunteer. Join park staff and the Friends of Killarney for Family Activity Days on Feb. 15 and 16. Activities include guided stargazing at the observatory. For updates on Ontario Parks, visit http://www.

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Two continents, two very different Canada World Youth experiences Continued from page 3

Two other days of each week were spent in a plant nursery, helping to grow palm trees and native shrub trees for ecological restoration. EDUCATIONAL WEDNESDAYS

The weekly Wednesday educational sessions connected nicely with his job placements, since Millar used those days to share his insights with the CWY group about pollution and deforestation. The second half of the sixmonth exchange brought the 18 exchange students to Duncan, B.C., known as the Cana-

dian capital of totem poles. Millar stayed with the family of Paul and Rhoda Taylor. Mr. Taylor’s connections with CWY were as a former mill worker and current outdoor youth educator. Millar’s placement each Monday and Tuesday was at the Garry Oaks Preserve, where activities included the removal of invasive species, conifer thinning, seed collection and savannah creation. Thursdays and Fridays took him to the Nature Estuary Centre, where the students helped with ‘live staking’ programs for shoreline restoration and assisted with educational outreach programs.

As in Mozambique, Wednesdays were filled with educational activities. Millar’s topics of focus in B.C. were food security and how Canadians can farm communally or independently. Six months after starting the Canada World Youth exchange, Millar was back home in Renfrew to find a seasonal job, reflect on his experiences, and anticipate the start of his master’s degree later this year. Millar, who expects to study vegetation ecology or land remediation, says the CWY experience was helpful. “This program has resolidified that I want to go into the

environmental field, and that I want to do something I love,” he explains. “I want to have a job that makes me happy, not a job that makes me money in order to be happy.” But it wasn’t just six months to help put his educational map in place. The challenges of speaking a new language and exposure to new cultures and places paid dividends and created interesting challenges, says Millar. NOT ALWAYS THE SMOOTHEST RESULTS

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This program has resolidified that I want to go into the environmental field, and that I want to do something I love. I want to have a job that makes me happy, not a job that makes me money in order to be happy. CANADA WORLD YOUTH EXCHANGE STUDENT WILLIAM MILLAR

African way of life, as well as to anglophone, francophone and aboriginal culture in Canada, and not always with the smoothest results. Many times, says Millar, it proved stressful trying to communicate in another language, as the students relied on visual cues, like hand signals.

But, whether the communication proved easy or difficult, Millar says he came away with lasting impressions. One impression, for sure, was that he and like-minded individuals spent six months together helping communities while learning about themselves and those around them.

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melt into Father’s wonderful main dinner course. Of course, there would also have to be meat for this meal. No supper was ever complete without meat. Often it would be salt pork simmering on the back of the stove in another big fry pan, or Mother would have a cookie sheet of homemade sausages baking in the oven with sliced apples around them. Father said the apples spoiled the taste of a good sausage. But Mother said if he was going to make German sauerkraut, then she would serve apples with the sausages, since that was a French custom she learned from her own mother. And so the two nationalities would come together at the Findlay Oval. Even though Mother often tried to duplicate Father’s way of frying the sauerkraut, it

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never quite tasted the same. Before Mother moved to the backwoods of Renfrew County to marry a farmer of German heritage, she knew little of the foods Father was used to. It didn’t take her long to learn how to stuff ground pork into well-washed skins, get roasts ready for the smoke house, do down a barrel of dill pickles with big cloves of garlic, and help get the cabbage ready for the sauerkraut barrel. It took her much longer to get used to making headcheese, and blood pudding. I would be as far away from the kitchen as I could get while both were being made, because watching the pork head, and the pan of blood being prepared, turned my stomach inside out. I drew the line over both, and often would settle for a hard-boiled egg instead, while the rest of the family ate up both with gusto.


Lifestyle - As far as Father was concerned, he was the only one who knew how to properly cook sauerkraut. He said (getting a dig in at Mother about her heritage which was far removed from his German ancestry) you had to have good German blood running in your veins to turn out edible sauerkraut. I had no idea what blood had to do with it, but I had to admit I liked Father’s sauerkraut better than Mother’s. It all came from the same barrel, but whatever Father did to it, we all ate it with great gusto. That is, all except my cousin Ronny who visited regularly from Montreal. He hated sauerkraut regardless who cooked it, and he took to hiding it all through the house, even prying off a bedroom baseboard one time to stash it away. But for the rest of us, when Father worked his magic at the Findlay Oval, there wasn’t a scrap left over for another meal! After the barrel of shredded cabbage had been allowed to sit in the hot kitchen until it was well fermented, the barrel was rolled out to the summer kitchen where the innards formed into a solid mass of ice. For reasons which always escaped me, I was the one who had to go out with the granite basin and an ice pick and hack away until I had enough for a meal. When Father was doing the cooking, I stacked the basin high, knowing full well it would take a heap to fill the big iron fry pan he would be using. It was bitterly cold in the summer kitchen, so I dressed for the elements, wearing mitts to hold the chisel or ice pick to chip the frozen sauerkraut, bringing it in to Father just before he was ready to pop it into the fry pan. First he would have fried (in bacon fat, of course) a heaping mound of onions, well laced with black pepper. I would stand well away from the stove as Father, with his bare hands would scoop up the sauerkraut, slap it into the sizzling pan, as I waited for the whole thing to explode into flames. Of course, it never did, but the hissing was enough to give me concern. All the time, he would be plugging more wood into the Findlay Oval to keep the stove roaring hot.



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


$149,900 MLS#896672 Well Maintained Home -Large Window In Living Room Allows Lots Of Natural Light -Upgraded Kitchen, Hardwood Floors, Natural Gas Heat -2+1 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Call Kelly To View: 613-433-2681


93 Claude St. (waterfront) $119,000 MLS#895247 $249,900


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

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$255,000 MLS#889215 Fine Family Home In Great Neighbourhood. Newer Roof. Newer Furnace. Stunning Kitchen. Sunroom Overlooking Rear Inground Pool. Call Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041

$76,000 MLS#891441 Cozy And Cute! -2 Bedroom Bungalow With Full Basement -Fenced Rear Yard -Cheaper Than Renting Call Kelly To View: 613-433-2681

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




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

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$244,900 MLS#895945 Privacy Guaranteed -3 Bedroom Renovated Farmhouse On 14 Acres. -Detached Double Garage Plus Separate Storage Building. -30 x 26 Main Floor Great Room Call Kelly To View: 613-433-2681

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

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




4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home. Fully Finished On 3 Levels. Covered Decks Front & Back. Situated On 21 Wooded Acres. Call Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041

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Brand new 3 bedroom bungalow about to be built on a corner lot - wrap around porch - 3 bedrooms - laundry on main floor - 2 baths - nice interior plan - gas heat - Tarion Warrantied - See me now for details and you can make all your own changes re cabinetry, flooring and colors. Helen at 432-0058



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108 OTTERIDGE AVE. HUNTER GATE SUBDIVISION 170 ELGIN ST. An affordable 2 bedroom 1 and ½ storey home - trendy interior - freshly painted - well equipped newer kitchen - 4 pce bath on second level - large dining room - living room has gas stove. Call Helen to view at 432-0058

Asking $219,900 for this 3 BR, two bath home on treed lot, spacious interior. MLS# 896733 Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information



9 BYERS RD. Asking $249,900 for this 3 BR log home minutes from Renfrew. Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information

Just a 5 minute drive from downtown to your doorstep at this address - loads of space both inside and out - detached 2 car garage plus an attached garage at the house - 4 bedrooms - two levels completely finished - open concept living area - 2 fireplaces - 2 baths - inground pool - lots of privacy - paved drive. Call Helen at 432-0058 or Ross at 433-1133


398 CHARLES ST. 36 BANK ST NORTH Brick Bungalow, Eat in Kit, LR, 3 BDR, 1 – 4 pc bath, Full basement. F.A.Electric heat, 200 amp service, central air, Large detached shop with basement. Most windows have been replaced Call Ross 613.433.1133 for details

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

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

25 VIEWMOUNT DR CALABOGIE. Asking $245,000 for this 3 BR chalet in the Peaks Village, propane furnace. MLS# 895531 Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information.

This home has been completely redone - 4 levels of living - cozy gas fireplace in the sunken living room - den - 3 bedrooms - 2 full baths - perennial gardens with no maintenance at the rear - Brand new gas furnace - every inch of this home is exquisite! Call Helen to see it for yourself 432-0058


1317 SCOTCH BUSH RD. 2 Storey Vinyl Sided home approx 2, 950 sq ft. Large EatIn Kit, LR with wood heat(airtight stove). Family Room, 1 BDR, 1- 2 pc Bath. 2nd Floor: 4 BDR, 1 – 4 pc bath. New Workshop approx 1600 sq ft. Insulated and Radiant Heat. 75 Acres of cedar with approx 10 acres clear. Lovely farm in country priced right $269,900 Call Ross 613.433.1133

555 COBUS RD. Century old stone home in very good condition. Newer Kit cupboards, DR, LR, office, 1 – 2 pc bath, 2nd Level - 4 BDRs, newer finished enclosed sunroom, 1 -4 pc bath. 3rd level – large 800 sq ft attic. Full basement, F.A. Oil, wood furnace, 200 amp serviced, 2 car detached garage, Situated on 6.80 acres. MLS# 882957 Asking $258,900 Call Ross 613.433.1133 for details



Centrally located triplex and close to hospital, area schools, and walking distance to downtown. Great investment opportunity. 2-1 Bedroom Units, 1-1 Bedroom unit, 3 Meters. Call Peter at 613-432-0319 for information.

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

552 RAGLAN ST. S. A unique property for you to view! Presently occupied commercially on the first level but income generated on the second level as it contains a large 3 bedroom apartment - separate entrance - First level could easily be residential - second level has 2 full baths - gas heat - outstanding location - parking at the rear and 3 car garage on the premises. Call Helen to see it at 432-0058



Dual living at this address - over 3 acres of land and minutes from town - granny suite living on the north side with full living accommodation - south side has living room and kitchen and 2 bedrooms and 4 pce bath - brand new propane furnace - outbuildings and survey as well. Call Helen at 432-0058

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



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

Asking $289,900 for this 3 BR log cabin in the Peaks Village, walkout finished basement, access to lake. MLS# 891972. Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information.



95 ACRE FARM Asking $425,000 for this farm on the edge of town, 4 BR home, good outbuildings and fencing. MLS# 894978. Contact Peter at 613-432-0319 for information.

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


140 QUEEN ST., EGANVILLE Hwy access is excellent - large lot - corner location Call HELEN AT 432-0058

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




What a home - one of Renfrew’s best in every way - location and charm! 3 levels of fine living - double residential lot - gas heat - 2 fireplaces - original moldings and hardwood - large living spaces on each level - 3 baths - full basement - it is a genuine beauty! Call Helen at 432-0058



A great hobby farm in an excellent state of repair.. Large 4+ bedroom, 2 bath home situated on 49 acres. The formal dining room is open to the livingroom. Newer windows. Several outbuildings. Outdoor wood furnace plus propane. A great place to call home! Call Ross 613.433.1133 for details

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

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Property is currently vacant - would make an excellent sales office, garage or store. Fully paved. Two large doors. Several offices Great exposure. Steel roof. Environmental assessment on file. F.A. Oil heat Call Ross 613.433.1133 for details

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

Haramis Drive - Building lot available - measuring 57.35 ft. x112.66 ft. - fully serviced and a great residential area

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Almonte train wreck survivor at Heritage Renfrew tonight Heritage Renfrew

Come and listen to Ed Muldoon, who now resides in Kanata, as he relives the horror of that night. It happened Dec. 27, 1942. It was 8:30 in the evening, and the CPR Local was packed to capacity and already late. Roaring along the same track, on the same route and same direction was a troop train filled with soldiers about to meet their des-

tiny with death. Muldoon was 15 at the time, a Fitzroy Harbour farm boy, who set out with his cousin for the bright lights of Ottawa’s Lakeside Gardens dance hall. He lay trapped in the wreck for five hours waiting for help. Fourteen people were killed that night and many more were soon to die. The toll reached 47 dead and more than 150 injured.

Many were from Renfrew. It was to be the fifth worst train disaster in Canadian History. Muldoon wonders why he was spared and so many were not. He has done much research to find other survivors and by telling his own story, has brought better knowledge and has helped in his own recovery. Fifty-five years later, a monument was dedicated to the Almonte train wreck on the site.

This wreck affected a lot of families in Renfrew. Everyone is welcome to come and share your story and pictures of your loved one with Ed Muldoon.

He’ll be speaking at Heritage Renfrew’s annual meeting tonight (Feb. 6) at the Renfrew Legion. The meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. and everyone is welcome. R0511961344

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Learn about researching World War One records Irene Robillard Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives

Arnprior & McNab/ Braeside Archives invites everyone to kick-off Heritage Week in Ontario by attending their annual general meeting on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Arnprior Public Library. As 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, our guest speaker is Glenn Wright, who will share his vast knowledge of researching Canadian World War I records. Glenn was employed as an archivist and historian with the federal government for over 30 years at Library and Archives Canada, National Defence and the RCMP. He has lectured and published extensively on aspects of family history and genealogy, especially

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on the uses of archival records. He is the author of Canadians at War, 1914-1919: A Research Guide to World War One Service Records (2010). Glenn is also the current President of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa. Afterwards, there will be light refreshments and an open house at the Archives to view its holdings. Our archivist, Laurie Dougherty, has been busily working over the last year to process the backlog of collections and they are almost complete. Playtex is one of these recently completed collections and will be on display at the open house. The Playtex plant was constructed in 1953 and became a major employer in Arnprior with around 400 employees by 1967.




Saturday February 8 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Allison Shields-Mulvihill 613-433-2880

Sunday February 9 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947

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Continued from page 19

Playtex is one of these recently completed c At first they manufactured latex products such as girdles, gloves and infant’s wear. Later, they made various fabric undergarments and swim caps. The Arnprior plant closed in 2006 following several years of corporate changes. Those employed by

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Heritage Day at Champlain Museum in Pembroke

this company would remember the many social activities that were a large part of their work life. They would remember the company newsletter called “the Supporter” that started in 1975. Come and see the Playtex display of photos of social events, awards, office staff, and floor production. Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is free. Anne Riddell

On Saturday, Feb. 8 Heritage Pembroke will be presenting Heritage Day. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Calvin United Church Hall. Admission is free. Come and learn about local history, genealogy, the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, local military heroes and benevolent societies. Refreshments will be available. The groups that will be featured at Heritage Day include the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village, 42nd Field Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish) RCA Regimental Mu-

seum, Calvin United Church Archives, Murray L. Moore Hydro Museum, Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 Museum, and Pembroke’s Masonic Lodge. New this year will be an exhibit by the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation. The Calvin United Church Hall is located at 276 Church St. Please use the Church Street entrance. If you are interested in more information about Heritage Day, please contact Angela Siebarth, director/curator of the Champlain Trail Museum, 613-735-0517.

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156 FRANCIS ST. Very well maintained home. 3 + 1 Bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood under carpet, finished basement &. Back deck, private yard, large single car garage, paved double driveway. $159,900




1164 DICKSON RD. • Outdoorsman Dream Property with Log & BC Fur home situated on 180 Acres in Burnstown • 2 Bedrooms, main floor laundry, wood stove, open kitchen/dining all refurbished in 2003 • Trails throughout, pond, small lake, barn, drive-shed & 2 paddocks $625,000 MLS#887313

5268 QUEEN ST. Affordable family home in Douglas. Nice working kitchen & dining room, large family room. 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, garage and many updates throughout. Give us a call today! $139,000




181 COOPER HILL RD. • Fabulous cottage or home on the Madawaska • Fully furnished and ready for you to enjoy this summer. 2 + 1 Bedrooms & 3 baths, two 2-bay detached garages • Many updates include propane fireplace, roof, windows, flooring and the list goes on. A must see! $399,500 MLS#842965

339 AIRTH BLVD. SATURDAY FEB 8TH 1PM to 3PM Your Host: Allison Shields-Mulvihill Sales Representative 613-433-2880 3 Bedrooms & 2 Baths $185,000 MLS#895309

173 PATRICK AVE. SUNDAY FEB 9TH 2PM to 4PM Your Host: Sherri Cobus Broker 613-432-1947 Revamped Interior $169,500 MLS#884063

15B LINDA LANE • WATERFRONT cottage on Madawaska River • 4.8 Acres, 3 bedrooms, no plumbing • Present furnishing included, Immediate occupancy $144,500 MLS#839287

245 BASSWOOD AVE. • Great family neighbourhood, backs onto school yard and close to hospital • 3 + 2 Bedroom bungalow with gas heat & central air • Fenced back yard, large paved driveway. Easy access to Hwy #17 $170,000 MLS#878206

18 MORNING FLIGHT CRT. • Stretch out in this spacious 3 Bedroom Home in Calabogie • Open concept kitchen/dining/living room. Master w large ensuite. Huge loft for extra living space • Situated on one Acre. Attached double garage $299,900 MLS#895756

177 FLAT RD. • Amazing country home with a warm heart • Let nature surround you in this Log & Brick home on 70 acres of hardwood & 30 acres of fields • 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, work shop, carport, 3 season room, metal roof, pool & hot tub. $474,500 MLS#848629

ORIOLE TRAIL Waterfront Lot is 87.5’ X 217’ $52,000 MLS#857545 15572 HWY #17 1.57 Acres $29,900 MLS#878478 61 CARNEGIE CRES 2.4 ACRES $49,900 MLS#881145 108 CRESTVIEW DR 100 FT X 234 FT $46,900 MLS#882852 GRATTON RD 2 ACRES $32,900 MLS#879519

5081 HWY 60 • Great starter property in Douglas • 3 Bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, large lot • Detached garage, metal roof. Low taxes and a great price! MLS#894645 $102,500

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

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



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

167 RENFREW AVE. • Location says it all ~ 2 Bedroom garden home walking distance to downtown core • Meticulously maintained. Very clean & bright. Single attached garage • Beautiful ceramic flooring, patio doors to large rear yard $194,500 MLS#893896

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

806 CHENAUX RD. • Refurbished bungalow on Chenaux Rd, great location for commuters • 2 + 1 Bedroom bungalow with finished lower level for extra living space • Patio doors to deck, pool, many updates $194,500 MLS#867870 20 The Renfrew Mercury EMC - Thursday, February 6, 2014


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Gearing up for the Rotary Music Festival Renfrew Rotary Club

Community - Music is said to be an international language. The melodies, the flow and the emotions that music can evoke transcend all barriers and unite the entire world. Once again, the Renfrew Rotary Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music Festival celebrates those who not only understand the nuances of the language but speak itâ&#x20AC;Śeither vocally or instrumentally. A new attraction this year is an additional category of music for the young musicians. In keeping with the Ottawa Valley traditions, fiddling will be added to the competitions. Now, for those who use a fiddle for classical music the instrument will be transformed into a violin. The cost of entering this competition is $10 and the registration deadline is March 1. The vocal portion of the Rotary Music Festival will be held at Kirk Hall from April 22 to 25. The piano categories will be at Trinity -St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church April 28 to May 2. The cost of attending the music festival is $2 per event, $3 per day or $15 per week, for an entire family. Children under the age of 10 get in free. Clearly, the cost is minimal and the value received maximal. The awards concert will be held on Wednesday, May 7 at Trinity St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, with free admission. Again, local talent is showcased at the awards ceremony with the choir. Performing along with the choir, some of the children who compete in the festival may be called upon to perform one last time for the Rotary Music Festival. These young performers will be chosen according to balance and audience appeal. The objectives of the music festival are to help the young students learn how to prepare for a performance at a finished level. In addition, it will help them acquire selfconfidence by playing before an audience as well as receiving expert feedback from an unbiased adjudicator. The broadening of their musical horizon and sporting instinct is yet another benefit and the entire community benefits with the elevation of

the standard of music. Rotary Renfrew will send one talented student to the provincial completion as a further aid to their progress.

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Children with the highest marks win trophies or cash awards as donated by generous local sponsors. In addition, children who receive an 80 per cent or higher grading and have not won a prize in another category will receive a cash prize of $20 as an achievement award. Full Service Real Estate, at a Fraction of the Cost! One final substantial winning is a $500 Betty Anderson Bursary. This will be awarded to the One Percent Realty Ltd. is a full service most promising piano student Grades 8 and up, to aid in the pursuit of their art. This generous MLSÂŽ Real Estate Brokerage. Bursary is donated by Murray and Judy Borer The only differrence is what we charge, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it. to honour Judyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, an accomplished musician who promoted the cultivation of the arts RICK REID PATTI REID Sales Representative in young people. Sales Representative Direct: Direct: Registration is now open for the music fes613-401-3212 tival and closes Feb. 15 for piano and vocals. 613-401-0197 Registration for the fiddle competition is open FEATURE PROPERTIES until March 1. JUST IMMEDIATE SPLIT LISTED! OCCUPANCY LEVEL! Please submit your applications and registration fee ($10 per category) to Cathy Lofthouse or Jan of the Renfrew Rotary Club. Local music teachers have the syllabus with 6 Robertson Road 125 Harry Street 247 James Nearly new 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow on the Bigger than it looks! Ideal family home has 20â&#x20AC;?x24â&#x20AC;? Nicely updated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom split in very quiet the rules, regulations and registration forms. edge of Beachburg. Great floor plan - open concept full brick addition on back. 3+2 bedrooms, huge family neighbourhood. Lower level has good sized family room area and kitchen. Large master room with gas fireplace, 2 baths, formal dining room and 2nd bath. Lovely dining room with hardwood floors. To prevent bias judgments and enhance profes- living room, dining with ensuite. $229,000 and many updates. $192,000 Easy to show and quick closing possible. $220,000 sionalism, the competition adheres solidly to the rules and regulations. A final benefit of competing in the Rotary WWW.ONEPERCENTREALTY.COM Home Office: 613-432-2254 Music Festival 2014 is the possibility of advancing to provincial and potentially even naCALL TODAY TO LIST, SELL, SAVE !! tional competition. *Independently Owned & Operated. Not intended to induce breach of an existing Buyer or Seller Contract. Because Renfrew Rotary Club is a member **Savings calculated using sample 5% commission versus 1%$6900 commission @ $600,000 sale price. Not all brokers charge the same. of the Ontario Music Festival and Federation of Canadian Music Festivals, our local talent has the opportunity to be show cased at a higher level. This offers encouragement to the young music students but also exposes them to performing in a non familiar venue. As with any O nly 15 feat, practice makes perfect. SAVE units Clearly, participating in the Renfrew Rotary 00! 0 , 0 3 a $ v a ilable! Music Festival 2014 has value on many levels. Be sure to have your registration in by Feb. 1.


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Lecture series speaker Gwynne Dyer.

Dyer presents lessons learned from WWI Jamie Bramburger Algonquin College

Community - More than 64,000 Canadians were killed in the First World War – a war that became a defining moment for a new nation, but what lessons did we learn from the Great War? That question will be explored by one of the world’s leading military historians, Gwynne Dyer, when he participates in the Algonquin College Speakers Series on Monday, March 24 at Pembroke’s Festival Hall. Dyer, who has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist and broadcaster on international affairs for more than 20 years, describes World War l as a “horrifying surprise for the young Canadians who stumbled into it and the people at home who sent them. The lethal weapons, the huge casualties, and the ghastly nature of trench warfare made it seem like the worst war ever, and perhaps it was, but it was also a learning experience for all involved,” adds Dyer. In 2014, Canadians will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War – a conflict that lasted four years and killed more than 16 million people. In 1939, the Second World War broke out and lasted almost six years killing more than 60 million people, including 45,000 Canadians. Dyer says what made the two world wars so destructive was a sudden leap in the efficiency of the technologies of killing. He further states that “both world wars were basically blips on a graph that otherwise shows a steady decline in the scale of violence that extends back over centuries and continues into the present.” He explains that now “there is unquestionably a cultural and moral dimension” to how developed countries understand warfare. Considered one of Canada’s best lecturers, Dyer has received degrees from Canadian, American and British universities, finishing with a doctorate degree in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of London. His first televisions series, the seven-part documentary War was aired in 45 countries in the mid-1980s, with one of the episodes receiving an Academy Award nomination. Dyer has participated in the Algonquin College Speakers Series on several occasions in the past, always drawing a large crowd. In 2012, Dyer was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Tickets for Dyer’s presentation are available at the Festival Hall Box Office for $15.

Lifestyle - For many smokers the cost of nicotine replacement products can be a barrier to quitting. The STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program workshop offers eligible participants in Renfrew County and District five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation information to help them in their attempt to quit. Nicotine replacement therapy has been shown to effectively help people quit smoking by easing withdrawal symptoms. Workshop participants also receive educational material with quit smoking and relapse prevention strategies, along with information to address other unhealthy lifestyle factors that are known to accompany smoking. STOP workshops will be held in Pembroke on Feb. 25 and Renfrew on Feb. 26. For more information, to see if you are eligible to participate, and to register for the workshops call Renfrew County and District Health Unit at 613-735-8666 or 1-800-2671097, ext. 666. The STOP Program is led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as part of its Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy. CAMH is Canada’s leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital. Integrating clinical care, scientific research, education, policy development and health promotion, CAMH transforms the lives of people impacted by mental health and addiction issues. BACKGROUND

Introduced in 2005 through a partnership between the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the former Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport, the

STOP Program has already provided smoking cessation medication, free of charge, along with behavioural support to an unprecedented 90,000 Ontarians.

Questionnaires administered preand post-treatment will help STOP Program researchers learn more about the long-term impact of providing nicotine replacement therapy

and other smoking cessation aids free of charge to smokers across Ontario. To date, results for STOP participants have shown an improvement of at least two times the typical quit rates.

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Wolves close in on first-place finish Peter Clark

Sports - It was a Meat Loaf kind of weekend for the Renfrew Timberwolves – two out of three aint bad. The Wolves picked up wins over the Arnprior Packers and Perth Blue Wings before being upstaged by the Pontiac Juniors Sunday afternoon. The Wolves can mathematically clinch first place in the Valley Division of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League with a win over the Arnprior Packers this week. WOLVES 3, ARNPRIOR 2 PETER CLARK/METROLAND

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Sochi-bound Caroline Ouellette is captain of the Canadian women’s hockey team at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Above, Ouellette takes the opening faceoff for Quebec at the women’s championships at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre in Renfrew in 2002. Canadian women’s Olympic hockey team members Jenna Hefford and Gillian Apps also played in the 2002 championships in Renfrew and drew a dedicated following to women’s hockey. Apps is the granddaughter of Hockey Hall of Fame member Syl Apps and the daughter of former National Hockey League player Syl Apps, Jr.

Mortgage agent Andrew Evans, right, has a display in the front window of his Renfrew branch office on Raglan Street across from Scotiabank, promoting Renfrew’s junior B hockey history, and the NHA-NHL Birthplace Museum. He is joined by museum treasurer and Junior B Timberwolves president Doug Miller, left, and museum executive director Ray Dunbar. “On behalf of the Renfrew Junior Bs and the museum, we are happy to display some artifacts from the glorious history of Renfrew junior b hockey,” Miller said. “If you have trophies, sweaters, sticks, or other hockey artifacts collecting dust in your basement, why not bring them to the museum. We are always looking for hockey memorabilia,” Miller adds. “Come out and support these two worthy attractions,” Evans adds of junior hockey and the museum. Ontario Heritage Week is Feb. 17 to 23.

Wright Memorial Derby Feb. 22 Frosty Fun in Peter Clark

Sports - It’s soon time to get the augers and fishing lines out at Calabogie Lake. The Calabogie Fish & Game Club holds its 13th annual Jamie Wright Memorial Derby Saturday, Feb. 22. The derby runs from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrants may register at Barnet Cottage Park during the day, or pre-register at Joe Ballas Bait & Tackle in person or at 613752-1282. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for juniors, 17 years and under. Adult prizes include the first-prize draw of a trophy plus $600; second prize $200 and third prize $150.

Junior prizes consist of a first-place trophy and $150, second prize $100, and third prize $50. A junior can enter the fish derby as an adult, but cannot enter in both the junior and adult divisions. The adult first-place prize will be drawn for at 5 p.m. sharp from all the fish entries during the day. Other prizes include $100 for first pike, and $100 for first legal pickerel. The derby is catch and release. Door prizes drawn will be drawn throughout the day from adult entries. There will also be a special prize draw of $25 for those people who pre-register. Refreshments and light lunches will be available during the derby.

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Community - The 39th annual winter carnival runs Friday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 9. As always, the three-day festival features fun-filled events for the entire family, and no one can say they left hungry. The grand finale Sunday, Feb. 9 at St. Michael’s Catholic School is the annual roast beef dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. The family can also partake in a bonfire and sleigh rides with Pat McIntyre Saturday at 6 p.m. The event also includes a men’s hockey tournament running throughout the weekend. Eganville will also take on Cobden in novice hockey action Saturday at 2 p.m.

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The Pontiac Juniors scored the last five goals of the game, including three in the third period, as they erased a 2-1 deficit to en route to their home-ice victory on Super Bowl Sunday. Guillaume Coovi-Sirois had a three-goal performance to lead Shawville against Wolves netminder Matt Gagne, who faced 33 shots. Luke Lapierre and Colin Bradbury were the lone Renfrew snipers to solve Pontiacs goaltender Trevor McGee, who also challenged 33 shots. See WOLVES, page 29 0307.R0011957724


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Shooters held the early edge as all five goals came in the opening stanza. Then goaltenders Mitch Knight, and Arnprior counterpart Erik Miksik gave their respective sides flawless performances in holding opposition shooters off the scoreboard over the last 40 minutes. Among Knights’ most crucial stops was a breakaway save off the Packers’ Isaac Perreault in the third period. Miksik had Colin Bradbury’s number much of the night, turning back a pair of breakaways while Bradbury rang another shot off the goalpost. Bradbury did score once however, alongside Kurtis Leclaire and Tyler MacDonald. MacDonald put the Wolves in front for the night with 52 seconds left in the first period after Leclaire and Bradbury had erased 1-0 and 2-1 deficits. Colby Cochrane and Chris Marchand put Arnprior on the scoreboard.

Wolves are few as everyone they play is battling for their playoff lives. Perth was no different as goals from Scott Conroy and Tanner Smith were needed in a four-round shootout before finally subduing the numberfive ranked Blue Wings. Although allowing an Andrew Dodson goal in the shootout, Wolves netminding Matt Gagne returned from injury and made a big glove stab off Perth sniper Jimmy Pearson to help preserve the Renfrew victory. Gagne took over from starter Mitchell Knight, who was hurt 14 minutes into the game. Smith, Luke Lapierre and Matt McIntyre scored in regulation time for the Wolves. Pearson had two shorthanded markers for Perth, including a buzzer beater to close out the second period. Brett Everson notched a solo tally. The teams were deadlocked at 1-1 and 3-3 at the period breaks before a scoreless third period. The Wolves had a chance to win it in the latter stages, but failed to penetrate Perth defenders and goaltender Cam Lerner on a two-man advantage.


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Sports - It had all the makings of a perfect snowmobile event – moderate temperatures, well-groomed trails and a mid-afternoon covering of snow. The Whitewater Sno Goers hosted its annual rally on Saturday, Feb. 1, and it was among the best yet. Departing from the Best Western in Renfrew Saturday morning, the rally included games, prizes, trail runs and a wrap-up dinner and bonfire at a private camp. The rally’s $500 first prize was picked by Chubby Meleskie of Renfrew. The second prize of an overnight stay and breakfast at the Best Western went to Mick Lacharity of Almonte. Organizers are pleased to report about 70 riders participated in the event. They thanked supporters for their involvement.

“Sno Goers would like to thank our many sponsors for their generous donations to this annual event,” said long-time club director Bill Jamieson. From Renfrew, the 110-kilometre route included a stop at Gourley’s Gas, Douglas, Eganville and finally at the Reimer camp near Logos Land where the day was capped off with hot dogs and baked beans. The event is helping to highlight the fact trail riders have easy access to stops like the Best Western, Canadian Tire and No Frills with the Renfrew section of trail. With families along for the ride, it helps promote snowmobiling for the younger generation, as well. Conditions this season have been ideal, said Jamieson. “It’s just been fantastic. We’ve got some of the best trails in Eastern Ontario,” he said. The groomers have been hard at work and their efforts have paid off.

Renfrew lads post three Low Cup wins at Pembroke CC Andy Sklepowicz Behind the Glass

Sports - Low Cup action this week presented Renfrew with the difficult situation of playing the host Pembroke teams on home ice. When the dust settled, Renfrew left with three wins and probably deserved the fourth. The team of Barry Griese, Gary Smith, Don Armitage and Bernie Leclaire were involved in a wild affair that read like this: tied after five, gave up four, took four, to come home tied but without the hammer. The lads set up a perfect eighth end with a rock on the button behind a perfect guard, only to have Pembroke

skip Bob Gauthier make an unlikely angle raise to take out the rock on the button to win the game. The lads didn’t let the tough loss affect them and in the afternoon they played well for a 5-3 win. The second Renfrew team with Rob Warren, Jim Berg, Ed Hanson and Dwight Hayward made the key shots and rode big three-point seventh ends in both their games for the sweep. The 3-1 record over Pembroke assured Renfrew a virtual tie atop the Cup standings and ensures an exciting finish the rest of the way. In Friendly action, it took a Barb Westgarth last rock hit and stick against four to ensure a

split of their four games as they hosted Huntley CC from Carp in the hard fought games. Curling with Barb were Tony Lapiennes, Anne MacNeil and Jim Freemark. The other winning team saw Al Comba, Leith Collins, Rory McKay and Joan Eaton win 9-8 while Andy Sklepowicz, Anne Windle, Peter Price and Barb Roy lost a squeaker 6-5 and Wes Rathwell, Pat Lee, Cedric Wright and Shelley Jamieson were on the short end of a 10-5 score. If you haven’t booked a spot in the Valentine’s Day Spiel on Feb. 15 give Shelley Jamieson a call at 613-432-2870 and don’t miss out on a fun day.

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FRENCH IMMERSION INFORMATION NIGHT Parents and students interested in Grade 5 or 6 French Immersion for next year (2014-2015) are invited to Central PS, 140 Munroe Avenue East on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 6 pm. Special Guest Ms. Carole Soucy, RCDSB French Curriculum Consultant will be here to answer any questions you may have. For further information or to register, please call 613-432-3627. R0012535122


U10 unbeaten in 2014 Sports - The Upper Ottawa Valley U10 squad remains undefeated in 2014. The UOV girls put it on the line in two National Capital Region Ringette League home contests against the Clarence Rockland Falcons at the Cobden Astrolabe Arena


Saturday afternoon. UOV prevailed 4-1, and then 7-0 in game two, after a 30-minute break. The coaching staff congratulated the team on two games well played. The U10 team has five wins, no losses and a tie since the start of January.


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Sports - The Renfrew Fish and Game Club is holding its annual awards banquet Feb. 16 at DACA Centre on Flat Road The event opens with a social hour at 4 p.m., and supper at 5 p.m. There will be a guest speaker, and trophies will be handed out for accomplishments throughout the 2013 Renfrew Fish and Game Club season. This event has been going for 50-plus years, club president Brian Linde said, and the organization hopes to keep it going as long as members help participate. This year there where still a few categories not filled by both senior and junior members, Linde stated. Members of the club can enter any fish and game that they have taken, as long as they have been a member for at least three days before entering, the weight is taken on an approved scale, and that the fish or game was taken legally in Ontario. It is the responsibility of the member to make sure the weigh slip is sent to the club with all the member’s information on it, including their age. Tickets for the banquet are $10 adults and $6 for children under 15. Tickets are available at Gourley’s Variety on Highway 132

or from Garry Haskin at 613-432-2180. The club also co-sponsors the Canadian firearms and hunter education courses that are held in Renfrew. Kevin White, instructor/ examiner for the course, points out the program is 20 hours and covers both the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and Ontario Hunter Education Program. Anyone 12 years and older can take the course. White said to keep in mind that it takes about 12 weeks to get your Possession and Acquisition Firearms Licence (PAL). White advises anyone interested in taking the course to contact him and get on a list. Those on the list get first opportunity at upcoming courses. To contact White for more information, call 613-432-5192 or email Wild turkey season opens April 25 and those who want to hunt this species for the first time must watch a DVD. After viewing the video, they must make arrangements with a certified hunter education examiner to complete a 25-question test to be able to buy their first wild turkey licence. The DVD must be ordered from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters at 705648-6325, ext. 260 or visit


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Memory Makers team raises $16,500 at Alzheimer Walk for Memories Debbie Seto Alzheimer Society


Arnie Vered raised the highest amount from an individual with the amount of $15,380. John Wilson of Renfrew raised the second largest individual amount, at $8,940. Third was Mike Lupiano with $5,241, and fourth Matthew Dineen with $3,827. Our congratulations as well to the

The Memory Makers participated in the annual Walk for Memories for the Alzheimer Society Jan. 26, and raised $16,500. In front from left are Breanne Stewart and Bonnie Carty; and standing from left, Kathleen Carty, Rebecca Carty, Emily Carty, John Wilson, Margaret Wilson, Debbie MacDonald, Donald Carty, Jane Donnelly, Kierstin Albert, Janet Springer, Larry Wilson, Eleanor Donaldson, Sanjay Paliwal, Carolyn Robertson and Anne Paliwal. ALZHEIMER SOCIETY

top non-corporate fundraising team of Team Arnon for raising $20,311; and to the top corporate/organization fundraising team of The Mighty Minds for raising $15,863. The second-place corporate fundraising team was Scotiabank with $7,895 that has been topped up by its corporate office with an additional $5,000. The Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County would like to extend its sincere thanks to the Walk for Memories’ Leading the Walk partner of Collins Barrow Chartered

Accountants and Principal Tracey Pagé. Much thanks as well to Carleton University for providing in-kind sponsorship as well as such a welcoming & collaborative environment. In Ottawa and Renfrew County, there are about 15,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This number does not include family members and caregivers who must also cope with the effects of dementia. The Alzheimer Society is here to help. “The walk went really

well,” Wilson said. “Our team, the Memory Makers, raised $16,500, and it’s actually still going up. We have a few more donations coming in this week. It’s been going real well.” “Both my parents have Alzheimer’s,” Wilson noted. “They are in the Bonnechere

Young Calabogie ski racers excel Anne Lefebvre Calabogie Ski Racing Club

Sports - Calabogie Ski Racing Club’s smallest competitors tackled their first races Jan. 25 and 26. The U10s travelled to Camp Fortune for their initial race, a slalom. The boys ripped up the race course, racing against 39 others. Wyatt Campbell-Brunke (Renfrew) cruised to a first-place finish. Noah Matthews (Calabogie) was close behind and just off the podium in sixth. Thys Blok (White Lake) pulled off some nice turns to finish 13th, while rookie Connor Guttin (Mountain) sped into 24th position. Meanwhile, the girls (with 34 others in their division) tucked the first race under their belts with some fine finishes. Louise Stonham (Arnprior) edged into 10th place. Nicole Duff (Pembroke) posted a personal best of 15th. Tori Cotter (Ottawa) make

her debut with a 25thplace finish. The trio sorely missed Carly Alexander (Carp), out with a season-ending leg injury. Camp Fortune was also the site of the U12 slalom race on Saturday. The girls compete this year in a field of 51 racers. Annabel Wight (Kanata) achieved a personal best when she carved into 17th place. Tess Schreider (Kingston) was in 23rd. The U12 boys compete against 61 racers. Sam Alexander (Carp) smoothly pulled off a victory, topping the field by four seconds. Jeremy Van Grunsven (Odessa) and Luke Hansen (Renfrew) in his first appearance, were 28th and 29th. James Gaffney of Deep River finished 32nd, Ryan Geddie of Kanata was 42nd, and Aidan Maclean (also a rookie) of Manotick was 49th. Wesley Matthews (Calabogie) crashed on his first run, but pulled it together and tackled the next run with a third

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Manor. The funds actually go to the local Renfrew County Alzheimer’s Society, so it goes right back into our community, which is great.” To learn more about the Alzheimer Society’s programs made possible thanks to events like the Walk for Memories,

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Wesley Matthews of Calabogie winds his way through a gate on the slalom course in his first race of the season. place time. Carson Lefebvre (Calabogie) was sitting in 15th following his first run, but was DQed on the second. On Sunday, the U12s attacked the GS course at Mont Cascades with enthusiasm. Tess was 31st, and Annabel landed in 39th. Sam hunted for another podium finish and was rewarded with a third-place medal. Jeremy was 11th and Luke Hansen 15th. Carson posted a 20th-place finish. Evan finished

27th, James 42nd, and Ryan 48th. Wesley started swiftly but his speed got the best of him, However, he managed to finish his second run even after pulling off an accidental 360! Next up for CSRC’s active athletes is a U14 slalom Feb. 1, followed by the U16 Speed Camp at Calabogie Peaks Feb. 5-9. The racers will also be glued to their TVs when the Olympics begin later this week, ready to cheer on Canada’s alpine contingent.

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Sports - Walk for Memories, Ottawa’s premier indoor fundraising walk, was held in support of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County on Jan. 26. The event inside Carleton University Fieldhouse raised over $241,000 with the participation of 551 walkers. The success of this 19th annual event was made possible with the generosity and hard work of its Leading the Walk sponsor of Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants, dozens of sponsors, thousands of donors, and over 150 event volunteers who worked together with the Alzheimer Society in making such an incredible difference in supporting families living with dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County. There’s still time for people in our generous community to give and make a difference as donations received until Feb. 28 will add to the Walk total. Visit


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Sports - Renfrew wrestlers headed to Sudbury for the cadet (ages 15-16) juvenile (17-18) provincial championships. Fifteen athletes, of which five where bantam level (1314) wrestled up a division in preparation for the Ontario Winter Games in March. After two days of competition four up-and-coming bantams and our one cadet female proved they were on the top of

their game as our female team took second place in the girls division out of 34 teams. Our bantam/cadet males and females combined ended up in fifth place overall in the tournament. The Renfrew athletes showed true sportsmanship and had a great experience as they learned a lot of what they need to do to prepare for their next tournament. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

• Gold: Jolie Briscoe.

• Silver: Paulena Oattes and Aleisha Ciphery. • Bronze: Lily Warren, Teegan Tabbert, Bryson Lines and Lily Lafont. • Finishing just off the podium in fourth place were Cole McKee, Cole Herbert, Colton Warren, Devin Tabbert and Athena Mitchell. • Fifth: Anthony MacLaren, Ida Yates-Lavery and Ashley Fontes. Special thanks to our coaches Harry Smith, Joe Greer and Kevin Mayhew, and manager Virginia MacLaren.

Peewee Timberwolves capture B championship in Chesterville Peter Clark

Sports - The Renfrew Peewee Timberwolves have just completed a remarkable 2013-14 Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League regular season with a 24-and-0 record. However, even going undefeated wasn’t enough for the Renfrew team to bring home top hardware from the North Dundas Demons tournament in Chesterville Jan. 11. The Peewee Timberwolves won games 5-1, 4-1 and 6-1 over host North Dundas, TriCity and Athens respectively, before a tie-breaking formula landed the Renfrew team the B title. Kolby Lister had seven goals in the tournament, in-

cluding a pair of hat tricks. Colby Bleeks added three goals, Matthew Finan two and Tanton Landriault, Nycholas Pearse and Sydney Smart singles. Bleeks had one goal in each game. Defenceman Tyler Blackburn collected five assists and Jayce Greer three. Both had three assists in one game. Jacob Miller posted two goaltending wins and Tyson Johnston one. POST-SEASON

Playoffs are upcoming in the UOVHL. The Renfrew Major Midget Timberwolves are in second place with a mark of 13-6and-1.

The Bantam Timberwolves lead their loop at 17-1-and-1. The Atom Wolves have a one-point edge in fourth place with a 10-9-and-3 record. The Novice Timberwolves are also clinging to fourth place, at 3-14-and-3.

In the Upper Ottawa Valley Bantam House Hockey League, Fraser’s Clothes Shop continues to enjoy a fine year. They are 14-2-and-4, in second place behind the Fort Coulonge Draveurs in the 13team field. - With files from Jeff Rekowski

There were a few big ones that didn’t get away at the Renfrew Firefighters annual ice fishing derby on the Bonnechere River during the town’s Frewfest winter carnival Jan. 25. At left, Aaron Plazek helps younger sister Tamara weigh in her fish. At right, Brady Roesner holds up his second-place five-pound pike. Fifteen northern pike were weighed in, ranging from 15 ounces to 7-lb. 5-oz. There were 52 adults registered. First place went to Brent Coulas (7lb 5oz), while Brady Roesner (five pounds) was second, and Robert Walsh (2lb 4oz) took third. The youth division had 26 registered, including first-place Ethan Quade (3lb 8oz), runner-up Destiny Lewis (2lb 1oz), and third-place Aaron Plazek (1lb 13oz). The 50-50 draw winner was Sheri Cooco, while the grand prize raffle winner of an eight-inch Eskimo Ice Auger, donated by Gourley’s Variety & Sporting Goods, was Jim Bovair.


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Sports - Cybulski Sheet Metal (11-4-and-2) has a two-point edge atop the Renfrew Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hockey League standings with three weeks left in the regular season. Defending league champion McGrimmon Holdings (10-5-2) and Renfrew Pizzeria (9-4-4) share second place, although McGrimmon has the edge, based on wins. Fourth-place Rocky Mountain House has 18 points, while Milowen has eight points and Pitt Contracting six. SCORING LEADERS

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The Wolves were their own worst enemy Sunday as they allowed four Pontiac powerplay goals on 11 opportunities while only drawing three penalties themselves. WOLVES HOWLINGS

Renfrew has gone four games without a third-period goal, and is 2and-2 during that stretch. The Wolves host the Arnprior

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RBC shows support for animal rescue Community - RBC’s Employee Volunteer Grants Program recognizes employees and retirees for the good works they do in their personal time, by volunteering in their communities. Employees and retirees who donate their time to a charitable organization can apply for a grant for their organization. Since 1999, RBC has made over

24,000 grants and donated more than $12 million in celebration of its employees’ volunteer efforts. “These funds will go directly to veterinary care and food and supplies for the animals in our program,” Kelly Vandeligt of Valley Animal Rescue noted. In the 2013 calendar year VAR spent just over $29,000 on veteri-

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Maybe I’m amazed Opinion - The Beatles were amazing, a band that defined an entire generation. And as Roger Daltry of The Who would say, I’m talkin’ ‘bout my generation. Over the years The Beatles evolved from mop-top British heartthrobs to artists that left an indelible mark on our culture with inspirational songs like Imagine penned by the late John Lennon. A 45-rpm recording of Hey Jude and Revolution got plenty of play on the record player in the basement of our home on Lisgar Avenue, but it was Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band that struck the deepest chord. The music was unique, experimental and musically intoxicating. I never owned the album, but friend and classmate Cathy Lance did. The memories are so clear, listening to the album over and over. That music and images of Cathy’s family home on Hincks Street in Renfrew sit side by side in my memory bank. Time and place are often inextricable. This Sunday marks 50 years to the day since the Beatles made their North American debut. In tribute to the Beatle anniversary, we run a column by former Carleton Place Canadian editor Jeff Maquire who now writes a column for our Smiths Falls sister paper. Enjoy the memories.

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Beatlemania struck North America 50 years ago Jeff Maguire Special to The Mercury

Opinion - This Sunday, Feb. 9 marks 50 years to the day since The Beatles, the most popular rock band in history, made their first North American television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. In conjunction with the Grammy Awards, CBS Television in the United States will celebrate the occasion by airing a two-hour special entitled The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles on Sunday night. It wasn’t only the United States that was impacted by The Beatles’ first televised performance on this side of the Atlantic. Millions of Canadians were also glued to their TVs on that long ago Sunday. Variety shows were big on television at the time and Ed Sullivan’s New York City-based program was equally popular in Canada. In early 1964 I was approaching my teens and rock and roll music had already made a big impression

on me. Not surprisingly I was parked squarely in front of the black and white TV in the living room of our home on Elm Street in Stittsville. I will never forget The Beatles’ performance. Neither will my parents! Before writing this week’s column I asked my mother about her memories of that particular night. She remembers it mainly because I was so excited. Mom still says the quartet with mop haircuts weren’t her cup of tea. In fact, she thought – hoped probably – The Beatles would be just another musical flash in the pan. I think it is fair to say most parents at the time couldn’t relate to why their children

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were smart enough to cash in on a good thing. They had a selection of 45 rpm (single) records released by The Beatles on the Capitol Canada label. I purchased ‘She Loves You’ one of the seemingly endless string of hit singles the band released during their short but stellar career. By the way the song on the flip side (B side) is ‘I’ll Get You’. Later that year I retraced my steps, purchasing my first Beatles’ album ‘A Hard Day’s Night,’ the soundtrack from the motion picture of the same name which was the group’s introduction to the big screen.

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were so enthralled. Fifty years and billions upon billions of dollars later the verdict is clear. The Beatles weren’t a flash in the pan! Their albums are still front and centre in most music stores and that has never been more true than during the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of their arrival on this continent. On the Saturday morning after that memorable first Ed Sullivan appearance by the Liverpool, England foursome I nearly ran to MacDougall’s appliance and furniture store on Stittsville’s main street. The store had a tiny record section and like most local entrepreneurs the MacDougall’s

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Beatles Continued from page 31

Fifty years later I am still buying Beatles’ music. During the Boxing Day sales I added two more of their albums to my collection of compact discs. Vinyl records are wonderful keepsakes but CDs are the ticket these days. RAKING IT IN

I’m among untold millions of people who are still lining up to buy Beatles’ music. Little wonder surviving band members Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and the heirs to the fortunes of the late John Lennon and George Harrison continue to rake in the money. For them the well appears to be bottomless. I know people who don’t like The Beatles of course. But the reality is their music is superior to most of what is out there and half a century after they took North America by storm the proof is in the pudding. Beatles’ music isn’t only saleable, it remains extremely popular. So too does virtually anything associated with the band. The string of related products on the market is mind boggling and, thanks to skilful marketing, the list is growing. New recordings (of old material), re-releases (all 13 of the group’s American albums were reissued last month), games, videos – you name it. That’s not to mention the fact Beatles’ songs became available on the Internet relatively recently. Imagine the money they will make there! By 1966 the Beatles had performed more than 1,400 live concerts, released 15 No. 1 singles, recorded seven albums and had toured the world four times. Incredibly, at the very height of their popularity and without warning, the foursome pulled the plug. They would never tour again. Their last live performance together was on Jan. 30, 1969 when they played on the rooftop of the Apple Records building at 3 Savile Row, London. Other 1960s British bands, nota-

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bly The Rolling Stones, continue to perform live, cashing in on the huge nostalgia market. The Beatles, however, stand apart. Obviously two of their members are deceased, although that has never been an impediment to bands such as the Stones and The Who. The Beatles music and popularity have stood the test of time. Quite a remarkable feat considering they stopped touring nearly 48 years ago. Beatles’ fans among my readers have probably already seen and heard numerous stories about the 50th anniversary of their first Ed Sullivan appearance as well as the show next Tuesday (Feb. 11) in Washington, D.C. where the group’s initial public concert in the United States (at the Coliseum in the American capital) will be re-enacted. Fifty years after they invaded North America there are a number of interesting Canadian tidbits about The Beatles. John, Paul, George and Ringo were undoubtedly among the most popular performers in the history of the Ed Sullivan Show (originally called ‘Toast of the Town’) which ran from Sunday, June 20, 1948 until Sunday, June 6, 1971. But who was Sullivan’s most frequent guest performers during his 23-year run? The answer, the Canadian comedy team of Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster. They appeared on the program a record 67 times. The Beatles were a hit in Canada a year earlier than in the U.S. Due to the efforts of Paul White, a young Englishman who headed Capitol Records Canada’s new artist and repertoire department, four of their early songs were released in Canada in 1963. Their single Love Me Do was introduced here in February 1963. It sold fewer than 200 copies. White persisted, releasing their next two British singles Please, Please Me and From Me to You. Those tunes didn’t do well here either. However, in September 1963 the aforementioned She Loves You was released in Canada and, as they say today, it went viral. By late December the catchy tune had jumped to No.

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papers say a new disease is sweeping through Britain and doctors are powerless to stop it….It’s Beatlemania! This Liverpool group plays to packed houses wherever they go.” In the process Gardiner ensured Ottawa has a small place in Beatles’ history. The U.S. version of the same album, Meet The Beatles, wasn’t released until Jan. 20, 1964, almost two months after Beatlemania had infected Canadian pop fans. Another interesting note during this 50th anniversary relates to Smiths Falls where this newspaper is produced. At one point in 1964 The Beatles held a lock on Billboard’s Top 5. Yes, five of their songs topped the charts at one time, something which is unprecedented. Capitol couldn’t keep up with the demand for their records. So they signed a deal with the former RCA Victor plant in Smiths Falls to press Beatles’ discs. The local firm worked around the clock to fill back orders from across Canada. The Beatles only gave five live

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Campbells, Eady and Burwell to join the Renfrew County Agricultural Wall of Fame News - Dave and Donna Campbell, Murray Burwell and Norm Eady will all be honoured Feb. 28 as the newest inductees to the Renfrew County agricultural Wall of Fame. The induction ceremonies will be held at the Renfrew Armouries. Following are some details from the three nominations of their agricultural and community contributions. NORMAN EADY


• 15 years as 4H leader, from 1971 to 86. • Junior Farmers of Ontario club member for several years, also provincial director. • Renfrew County Pork Producers. 17 years director, eight years with marketing board at the hog barn. • Renfrew County Soil & Crop Committee 27 years member and exhibitor. • Renfrew County no-till pasture project in the 1980s, supporter and participant. • Renfrew County Plowmen’s Association 1981-94 founding member. • 1982 Renfrew County Plowing Match hosted at the Murray Burwell Farm. • 1994 involved in the organization of the International Plowing Match. • Over 50 years of involvement in agriculture with mixed farming: beef, poultry, sheep and hogs on the farm on Barrline purchased in 1945. • Renfrew Victoria Hospital Board 25 years, chairman 1986-88, vice-chairman 19922001, honorary life director. • Bromley Township Coun-

cil 1973-91; eight years as councillor. • Cobden Agricultural Society member of association and exhibitor for multiple years; president 1977. • Committee responsible for the construction of the Agricultural Hall in 1975. • Bicentennial Provincial Award of Merit for his contribution to Agriculture in 1984. • 2003 Ontario Volunteer Service Award. • Senior Citizen of the Year 2009 in Admaston-Bromley. • Member of the Renfrew County Cattleman’s Association for 15 years. DONNA CAMPBELL

• December 1987 became secretary/treasurer of Renfrew County Federation of Agriculture and still continues in that position. • 1989 worked with Mac McLaren to establish a constitution for the Renfrew County Federation of Agriculture; served five years as a director and two years as regional director; helped to plan the 50th and 60th anniversaries of the federation. • 1995 secretary/treasurer of the Renfrew County Agri-

cultural Wall of Fame. • 1995 secretary/treasurer for the Agricultural Impact Study Committee of Renfrew County. • 1998 took over preparing ad hoc request for funding proposal for the agricultural organizations of Renfrew County – later this became the responsibility of the Agricultural Advisory Leadership Committee. • 2003 secretary/treasurer of the Agricultural Advisory Leadership Committee. • 2006-2010 chair of the Rural Ramble. • March 2008 secretary for the Renfrew County Cattlemen’s Association. • 2009 with the help of the 3 Amigos helped co-ordinate a Thanksgiving supper with theme Eat Local Produce with all food supplied by local producers and the agricultural organizations of Renfrew County. The cost was a donation and $10,000 was raised for the CT Scanner at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. • 2002 organize and co-ordinate trucking of donations under Hay West to farmers out west who had no feed due to a drought.

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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

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See WALL OF FAME, page 36


• Director of Soil & Crop in the late 1950s and early 1960s. • Director on the Renfrew County Federation of Agriculture for 30 years. • President of the Renfrew County Federation of Agriculture for two years. • 25 years with the Renfrew County Plowmen’s Association. • Host farm for the 1986 County Plowing Match. • President of the Renfrew County Plowmen’s 1993, 2005 and 2006. • Chairperson for the special events committee for the International Plowing Match in 1994 in Pembroke. • Committee member of Farm Comes to Town for 15 years. • Committee member of Rural Ramble for two years. • Deadstock evaluator for 15 years with Horton Township. • Line fence viewer for 20 years for Horton Township. • 1998-2010 helped with the World Food Grain Bank Projects. • Committee member of the Wall of Fame Committee for five years. • Helped with Hay West in 2002. • Played softball in Horton for 12 years. • Coached girls and boys softball for two years. • 1949 joined the Loyal Orange Lodge and served as master for 22 years; 21 years as recording secretary for the Lodge; district master for two years and county master for two years; on regional committee for the 12th of July celebrations. • Chairman of the committee to raise funds for the hemodialysis unit at Renfrew Victoria Hospital for 19 years. • Bowled for 54 years and organized teams for the Senior Games. • President of Renfrew County VON 1976 to 1979 and chapter director until 1992. • Helped construct Horton Community Centre. • Volunteered at carnivals and card parties and served on the recreation committee for seven years. • Councillor, deputy reeve 1969 to 1995 in Horton Township; chaired the finance, fire and roads committees; committee member of the land severance for three years in Horton Township. • Elder, Presbyterian Church, for 20 years; board of managers for six years in the church. • Helped Ontario Ministries for Youth (New Connections) for 13 years. • Organized benefits for fire vic-



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Showing heart for animals at Renfrew show It was a chance to shop for Valentine’s Day gifts and other unique products and crafts and show a little love to our furry friends. The Valentine’s Shopping Extravaganza Feb. 1 at the RCAF Wing in Renfrew featured more than 70 vendors and supported three different animal charities: PEER (Partners for Essential Equine Rescue), VAR (Valley Animal Rescue) and LAWS (Lanark Animal Welfare Society). Organizer Veronda Brydges said she is pleased with participation and plans for a Mother’s Day sale on April 19. At right, sale organizer Veronda Brydges, right, joins Valley Animal Rescue volunteer Kelly Vandeligt and Lily, a 12-year-old special needs Chihuahua. Vandeligt adopted Lily, who is blind and has a damaged jaw, when she was deemed unadoptable. Valley Animal Rescue volunteers take in animals that are homeless and abandoned. At left, PEER helps pull horses from auction and other abusive or neglectful situations and help find adoptive homes for the animals. Volunteers helping out at the booth are, from left, Katie Mark, Shauna Golds, Kissandra Sastre and Julie Lowrey.

Wall of Fame Continued from page 34

• 2000 director on the Farm Safety Committee. • 2012 member of the Hay East to get hay from the west for farmers of Renfrew County who had no feed because of a drought. • lobbied for assistance and compensation, extension of Ag Recovery Program for farmers at provincial and federal level. • Renfrew Fair: 1980-90 member domestic science committee; 1990 domestic science chair; 1993-94 homecraft division cair; 1995 director on the Renfrew Agricultural Society; 2008-09 president of the Renfrew Agricultural Society; chairperson for the Parade Committee for Renfrew Fair 150th anniversary. • 1994 secretary for the Tractor Park Committee of Renfrew County’s 1994 International Plowing Match. • 2006 secretary for the Renfrew County Plowmen’s Association. • 2007 secretary and coordinator of the Plowmen’s and the County Plowing Match. • 2008-11 secretary/treasurer and co-ordinator of the Plowmen’s and the Renfrew County Plowing Match. • 1997 host family for the County Plowing Match. • 2011 co-chaired the Agricultural section presentation at the Renfrew County Expo 150. • 1997-99 councillor for Ross Township; 2000-03 councillor for the newly amalgamated township of Whitewater Region; chair of the recreational committee. • 2006 – director on the Whitewater Region Library Board. • December 1989 - secretary/treasurer of the Queensline Athletic Association. • 1984 – instrumental in the establishing of a Sunday School at Haley United Church. • 1984-2005 Haley United Sunday School Superintendent. • 1990 member of Haley United Church; 1991 an elder; 1992 Clerk of Session for Haley United Church. • 1994-2012 member of the Ministry & Personnel Committee of Admaston Pastoral

Charge; 2009-12 chairperson of the Ministry and Personnel Committee; 2002-2012 secretary for the Haley United Church congregation; 2000-12 Stewardship committee of Haley United Church. • 1998 secretary of Admaston Official Board. • 4-H leader for five years in 1980s. • Parent Council of Ross Mineview School for 10 years, six as chairperson. • In August 2012 Donna received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medallion for all her involvement in the agricultural organizations and community effort. DAVID CAMPBELL

• 1989 became a director on the Renfrew County Federation of Agriculture; president 1994-98, 2007-08. • 1994 - member Tractor Park for the International Plowing Match in Pembroke. •1997-98 regional director for the Federation. • 1988-95 member under the Red Meat Program; 1990-91 chairperson for the Red Meat Program Committee. • 1997 host family for the Renfrew County Plowing Match. • 1997-2011 director on the Renfrew County Plowmen’sAssociation; 2007-11 president of the Renfrew County Plowmen’s. • 2006 director on the board of the Renfrew County Cattlemen’s Association. • 2000 director on the Farm Safety Organization in Renfrew County. • 1995 member of the Economic Impact Study for RenfrewCounty. • 2009 member of the entertainment committee of Renfrew Fair. • 2012 Hay East member. • 1989 board of Stewards of Haley United Church; chairperson of the board of stewards for 10 years; 1997-Board of Trustees; 2010 chairperson for the Board of Trustees. • Volunteer bartender in beer garden at Cobden Fair. •1993-95 president of the Queensline Athletic Association.

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These St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic High School students, along with 11 from Bishop Smith, are heading to the Dominican Republic. From left, in the front row, are Phil Pilon and Kailyn Friske; back row, Laura Troutman, Maura McGrath, Kathryn David, Abby Hall, Jocelyn Virgin and leader Louise Neville living with them, we will attempt to learn some Spanish. We will also be visiting local schools and meeting students. The journey to this takeoff has been so interesting and enriching. I have never baked so many cupcakes in my life! Thank you to all who have supported our fundraising ef-

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trip would not take place. We will be returning early in the morning of Feb. 15. Upon returning from this experience, we will be attending another retreat with our Bishop Smith counterparts. Soon enough, there will be another team travelling south, and many more after that. Adios!


The time is finally here! Tonight, the Dominican Republic team will be travelling to Toronto and flying out of the Toronto airport tomorrow morning. We will be arriving in La Romana, and then taking a bus to the municipality of YamasĂ . This is an exciting year for the Domincan Republic Experience, because it marks the 25th anniversary of the mission. The first journey to YamasĂ  was in 1989, and we, a group of St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Bishop Smith Catholic High School students and leaders, are so privileged to be able to continue this work. We will be bringing with us 100 pounds of luggage per person, with the majority of the weight medical supplies graciously donated by hospitals, medical offices and and various members of the Renfrew community. Once in the Dominican, we will be able to supply local clinics who are in need of this equipment. During our time in Yamasa, we will be staying with local families. While


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Legion dinner and dance Fran Godin, left, of Royal Canadian Legion Renfrew Branch 148 works on a poster to promote the upcoming Valentine’s Day roast beef dinner and dance as Legion member Diana Wakely looks on. The dinner and dance takes place at the Legion hall Friday, Feb. 14. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Hugh Scott provides the music at 8 p.m. Tickets, good for both the dinner and dance, are $10, and available at the Legion. They must be purchased in advance by Feb. 12.




Pembroke Best Western, hospital to host Valentine’s Day dance for MRI Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation

Community - Grab a date or find one on the dance floor as the Best Western hosts the second Valentine’s Dance in support of MRI: Image Matters, on Feb. 14. With terrific entertainment lined up, tickets are going fast! “As we celebrate our 25th anniversary in Pembroke throughout 2014, we are proud to help support such an important local and worthwhile cause,” said Dale Gagne, general manager of Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre. “As part of the community, we are thrilled to



be this year’s lead sponsor for the Valentine’s Dance. An MRI will be of great benefit to everyone in Renfrew County, and together we are making it a reality. “ Eli and the Scramblers lead a tremendous night of high-energy country and rock that runs from 8:30-12:30 p.m. Food will be provided by Westwinds Restaurant and Dreams Catering. There’s also a robust silent auction of donated prizes from community-minded businesses. The $40 tickets are available at Bob’s Music Plus, Moncion Grocers East & Petawawa Market, Runge Stationers Petawawa, and Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation.

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Close call: OPP urges drivers OPP commissioner urges changes in driving habits to stop for school buses Ontario Provincial Police

Renfrew OPP

News - The Renfrew detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are urging motorists to pay attention and stop for school buses after a child was nearly struck. On Wednesday, Jan. 29 at about 2:30 p.m. a school bus was stopped on Highway 60 near Douglas. Two children had exited the school bus was with the lights activated and stop sign extended and were met by a parent. The three then began to cross the Highway when a westbound vehicle drove by the bus and almost struck one of the children. This is the second time in the last week the children at this stop have almost been struck by a motorist ignoring the flashing lights on the stopped school bus. The public is reminded that every driver on a highway while meeting or following a stopped school bus that has its overhead red signal-lights flashing shall stop before reaching the bus and shall not proceed until the bus moves or the overhead red signal-

lights have stopped flashing. (Section 175(11) of the Highway Traffic Act) The owner of a motor vehicle can be charged for the offence, regardless of whether or not they were driving at the time. The OPP does not want to see a tragedy occur prior to drivers getting the message. Stop for the school bus when signals are activated! Crime Stoppers Pembroke/ Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving this crime. If you have information on any criminal offence that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000. Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 735-8477 or toll free at 1800-222-8477. You could help solve a crime. All tips remain anonymous and you will not have to attend court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display. Our telephones are answered 24 hours a day. Please visit our website

News - As Ontario continues to get battered by one of the worst winters in recent history, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) commissioner and OPP provincial commander of traffic safety and operational support (TSOS) are taking a hard line with the numerous drivers who, through poor driving behaviour, are causing a steady rash of collisions. Some of these incidents are also jeopardizing the safety of OPP officers and other emergency personnel responding to collision scenes. Recently, three OPP cruisers were struck by passing motorists. Two of those collisions occurred on provincial highways. One OPP officer was taken to hospital after his cruiser was struck from behind while stopped behind a transport truck. Recently, eight OPP cruisers have been struck by passing motorists and two police officers received minor injuries. “I want to make it very clear: severe weather and poor driving conditions are

not the main cause in the overwhelming number of collisions we’ve seen these past several weeks,” said OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis. “It is the way people are driving in these conditions that jeopardizes the safety of the motoring public and our officers. This irresponsible driving behaviour must stop.” The OPP has been inundated with calls for service during the numerous storms that have hit the province so far this winter. The OPP has responded to thousands of calls for service due to irresponsible driving in winter weather conditions, but Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair, the provincial commander of TSOS, says this is unacceptable. “There is no question that our harsh winter weather has made for some very treacherous driving conditions lately but as is the case every winter, it is the drivers who do not adjust their driving to the weather and driving conditions that are usually the ones involved in the collisions,” said Blair.

Police investigate fraudulent sales of discounted home theatre equipment News - The OPP’s East Region Crime Unit is warning residents about an increase in fraudulent sales of highly discounted home theatre audio-visual equipment. Suspects tell customers that there has been a mix-up for one of the shipments of home theatre equipment and that they are willing to offer the customer a remarkable

deal. A fake invoice is typically provided as the customers are told they are receiving an extremely high quality product for far less than the actual price. In some cases the packaging is printed with fake MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Pricing) stickers and an impressive list of specifications to help

If you or someone you know is living with a sleep disorder, our experts can help. Visit the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Sleep Products store for advice, equipment and care. 613.432.8259 | Visit us across from Renfrew Victoria Hospital

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“Most of the crashes being investigated by our officers involve drivers who either lost control because they did not slow down when they needed to or who ignored our warnings to avoid non-essential travel when the weather was particularly severe,” added Blair. According to Blair, when you get caught driving in particularly bad weather, it is not enough to keep your speed below the posted limit - you need to slow right down. This is critical to maintaining control of your vehicle and avoiding a collision. Lewis and Blair are also stressing the importance of being highly visible while out on the road when visibility is poor. This means driving with the full set of headlights on. The OPP has received several complaints about motorists driving in poor visibility with just their daytime running lights on. In heavy snowfall or blowing snow, these vehicles cannot be seen well by drivers and they are virtually invisible to those approaching from behind.

draw potential customers In most cases the product is generally far more inferior in quality than indicated. They are usually manufactured overseas, and with no real branding or product support. Report suspicious activity to your nearest police agency immediately. Or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.







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


1 and 2 bedroom apt, 71 Sullivan Cres Arnprior. Available now, includes heat, water, fridge, stove and parking. Laundry on site. $645/$745 Info 819.773.2620

2 BEDROOM apartment. Fitzroy Harbour, $725/month +utilities. 819-647-5362, 819-647-2659, 819-647-5512.

Available Apr 1st, 2 bedroom, fridge, stove and internet supplied. 776 Bruce St. Renfrew. Looking for mature dependable working person. No pets, $800 per month 613.433.9600

1 Bedroom Apartment + Den/Study in private home, separate entrance. Fridge, stove, utilities and parking included. $825/month. Non-smoking, first and last months and references. Available April 15th or May 1st. 613-622-0089

2 BEDROOM APARTMENT Renfrew available March 1st $575.00 month, tenant pays heat (natural gas) and hydro. References, first/last. NO PETS. 613-433-5998

CENTRALLY LOCATED in Renfrew, large 3 bedroom apartment, 2 storeys, shared backyard, parking for 2 cars, $850/month plus utilities, washer and dryer hook-up. First, last and references. 819-647-3986 leave message



Bev and Fred Pultz On your 60th (Diamond) Anniversary


February 5th, 2014 Love and Best Wishes from all your family CLR501344

Because you have shared in their lives with love and friendship,

Roy & Andriend Schlievert Saturday, February 15th 2014 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Galetta Community Centre 119 Darwin Street Galetta, Ontario No Gifts Please Come with memories to share!

Prime Commercial Space available immediately, Main St. Renfrew. Parking lot available and wheel- 1 Bedroom Apartment in chair access. Call for de- Arnprior. Very clean, quiet tails. 613.432.1911 building. Near the Grove. Recently renovated. Hardwood floors. Non-smokFOR RENT ing, no pets, hydro extra. $675.00 Call 1 & 2 bedroom apart- (613) 623-0395. ments, quiet, secure, central, equipped, smoke-free, pet-free. Starting at 2 bedrm condo apartment $ 8 0 0 / m o n t h . for rent in Arnprior, $850./ month + hydro. Includes 613-296-4521 parking, gas heat, water and 5 appliance. Please CARD OF THANKS contact Greg Townley, Broker of Record Mather Insurance & Real Estate, 613-282-7125.

Card of Thanks


The family of the late Gerry Jeeninga wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to family, relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness, generosity, flowers, cards, phone calls, emails, prayers, donations, gifts of food and loving support in our time of loss.


Special thanks to McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home for their support and assistance.


please join our family in celebrating the 50th Wedding Anniversary of

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

The Jeeninga Family

47 McGarry Ave Renfrew Phone

613-432-9335 PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN The “Honey Do This” Company BILL WEISS 613-570-1488 Renfrew-Calabogie-Arnprior


FIREWOOD FOR SALE All Hardwood Cut, split, and delivery available.

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2 Bedroom centrally 613.433.5937 613.717.2571

apartments located. Clean, 2 Bedroom Apt for or rent. $675/month, water included. All other utilities are separate. Shared park2 BEDROOM Apt, fridge, ing and large backyard. stove, heat, parking in- Available Feb 1st. For all cluded. Tenant pays hydro. inquiries, call $790+hydro. For viewing 613-433-7752. call or text 613-899-6593 or call 613-800-3579 LARGE 1 BEDROOM; 84 John Street N, Upstairs; 2 bedroom apt in Renfrew, Available February 15, central location, private heat, water, fridge & stove entrance & parking, veran- included. $510 - 1st and required. Call da, oak cupboards, last day; fridge/stove, washer/dryer, 613-623-4246 no pets, non smoker, suitable ONLY for single, available March 1st, phone quiet, mature person. NOT suitable for children. No 613.646.2036 pets/no smoking 252 John St N, 2 blocks south of hospital, $775, PENTHOUSE style 2 bedlarge 2-bedroom, eat-in room now available in Arnkitchen, dining/living prior, reduced to $995. For room, renovated, clean, viewing go to Kijiji quiet, safe, pet-friendly, Ad#470258683 parking, locker, fridge, or call 613-229-1850 stove, hood fan, Private country home 613-299-7501 available March 1st. 4 bedroom, 11/2 bath, 10 mins 3 BR / 2 Bath House with 2 from Renfrew, car garage. 10 min walk to $950/month plus utilities. downtown, close to Grove, Wood heat. 1st, last and with river view. references required. Pet $1200/month +utilities. No free 613.432.0434 or pets, 613-702-1461 613.281.2843 ARNPRIOR ALWAYS CLEAN, MODERN Secure 1&2 Bedroom apts. on First Avenue. Fridge, stove, parking incl. Discounts for mature tenants. 623-8537 after 6pm






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ARNPRIOR, large 2 bedroom apartment, renovated, close to downtown, living room, dining room, balcony, secure building, elevator, intercom, wheelchair accessible, washer, dryer, storage in apartment, 4 appliances, parking with plug, $900+hydro. View Kijiji Ad #540341581 or Call 613-622-0224


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



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Apartment For Rent in Duplex - Large 2 Bedroom - Available March 1st - $850.00 plus hydro & water (gas heat included) Large yard & deck. Close to all amenities. Washer & Dryer. Clean & well kept. NO smoking & NO pets. (613) 433-2310

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

RENFREW small 1 bedroom partially furnished, Renfrew - centrally located first&last, $475+utilities, 2 and 3 bedroom town- references, parking no house completely renovat- pets 613-623-4747 ed. $ 710 and 830 plus utilities (approx.. $120 per Renfrew spacious one month). Washer and dryer bedroom apartment has hook-up, parking space. stove, fridge, easy parking, Last month available now $550/month 613 281 3575. plus gas heat and hydro. 432.2852






RETIREMENT APARTMENTS, ALL INCLUSIVE Meals, transportation, activities daily. Short Leases. Monthly Specials! Call 877-210-4130

Waterfront 1 bedroom apt on River Rd, Castleford area. Detail call 613.433.0078.

SHARE HOUSE, large private area with your own refrigerator, stove, bathroom, gas fireplace, nice area, near Grove and downtown, non-smoker, quiet, no pets, $565. 613-623-4921.


FOR SALE: 2007 Pontiac Vibe - 4 door hatchback - 5 speed - Certified - Like new -inside and out - 102,000 km FOR SALE - A/C, power-steering, power- brakes 1956 Wurlitzer, Juke - 8 tires, 8 rims, Box, for records (45’s) - Colour - steel blue roll top glass cover, lights - $7,500 down both sides at front. Call 613-752-2818 Call 613-267-4463.


Oat and Wheat Straw For Sale. Stored Indoors, Delivery Available. Barclay Dick & Son Farm Supply. 613.649.2440 or 613.649.2620

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



Equipment operators required to operate, service and work with equipment. Apply in person 9-4 WEEKDAYS only. Nesbitt Aggre9 month old male Canary HAY FOR SALE, round and gates 1766 Lochwinnoch SMALL ONE BEDROOM for sale - $25 Bird, $50 small square bales, stored Rd Renfrew. 613.432.5764 apartment on Madawaska with Cage, call inside, 613-649-2388 St., Arnprior. Fridge, 613.432.2175 stove, and parking. SecWORK OPPORTUNITIES & ond floor, NO PETS, TRAVEL Childcare posi$560+hydro and hot wations in United States, air HUNTING SUPPLIES ter. 613-623-9282 fare, medical, etc provided. Childcare in Holland, BIRTHDAY New Zealand, Australia, HUNTER SAFETY CanaBIRTHDAY Spain, England, China, etc. dian Firearms Course. Different benefits apply. Courses and exams held Hotel jobs in England. throughout the year. Will Teach in South Korea, air do Private groups as well. fare, medical etc provided. Call Kevin 613.432.5192 Apply at: 902-422-1455. Email:



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SHOWCASE 2014 will take place April 25, 26, 27. Contact us at doug@showcaseinpetawa Exhibitor enquiries welcome. Phone 613-732-9662

CONSOLIDATE Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169

The Canadian Cancer Society is in immediate need of volunteer canvassers to go door-todoor within the Renfrew area during the month of April. If you can give some of your spare time to the fight against cancer this April, please call Ray at 613.432.0705, the community office at 613.735.2571 or email


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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 www. PUPPY KINDERGARTEN Obedience and socialization is offered. Call the Puppy Training Specialists, at Wags & Whiskers, Tena & Ian 613-623-6200.

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Farm Land 80 Acres of Tile Drain Farm Land, Richmond/ North Gower area. Call 613-489-2001 or 613-880-0494

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Happy 80th Birthday John Van Woezik The Flying Dutchman Best wishes from your wife Gerda, family & friends


Love you lots, Mom, Jordan, Cayden, Owen, Emilee Aunt Samantha, Uncle Rodney Braxton, Bryn, Grandma Barb and Grandpa Phil xoxoxoxo



Grace Marion Draper February 8


Bently Dorzek

Snowmobiles: Polaris Ultra 1998, Triple, Reid Valve, $2100.00 negotiable, also 2003 700 Polaris Edge $3100.00 negotiable. Both good shape! Call 613-489-2001 or 613-880-0494





Open House

Feb 5, 2014 Our Love Dennis & Dianne, Glen, Racheal, Dawson & Keith Randy, Sarah, Noah & Allie Kevin & Anne CLR500978

Saturday February 8 1-4 St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Cobden

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Help us celebrate February 15, 2-4pm Baskin Place Common Room Best wishes only please. CLR501380





January 28

Love and best wishes from Elaine and our families


FRIDAY NIGHT February 7th @ 8pm The Brothers Chaffey February 14th @ 8pm Yan-Nick Michaud February 21st @ 8pm John Carroll February 28th @ 8pm Cody Labombard 409 Stewart St., Renfrew



TAX TIME NEED HELP with your Tax Return? Tax Return E-Filed Also offering year round bookkeeping service. Call CLELA

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February 14th 2014

Magellan Aerospace, Haley 634 Magnesium Road Haley, Ontario Canada K0J 1Y0 Attention: Purchasing Manager or Email:


No telephone inquiries please

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Talent is a beautiful thing! Mahogany Salon and Spa is currently looking for talented aestheticians at both of our beautiful locations. Applicants must work well in a team, be ďŹ&#x201A;exible and willing to work evenings and weekends.

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Tender packages are available upon request, email preferred. They will be available until;


Busy Flooring Business is seeking a Professional Sales Associate. Sales experience is a must, Industry and or purchasing experience preferred but not essential. Full and part time opportunities available. Pay based on experience and quality of candidate. Some weekend hours may be required. Within this fast growing organization there are also opportunities for;




Full and Part Time positions available. Please email your resume along with a cover letter to CL454242_0206


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Renfrew Golf Club is currently seeking dynamic individuals to join our service team for the exciting 2014 Golf Season

This is a full time seasonal position located in Renfrew, Ont.

Positions in both the Food & Beverage department as well as our golf services department are currently being offered. Positions include; Chef, cooks, prep cooks, kitchen service, bartenders, wait staff as well as pro shop and golf back shop attendants. Please forward resumes to;

Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Tim Hortons Arnprior is looking for great leaders who thrive in a past paced environment. If you have previous restaurant management experience and a passion for guest service, then we want to speak to you!

The successful candidate will ideally have experience in the area of food preparation with speciďŹ c experience in restaurant service. Completion or enrollment in a formal program would be a beneďŹ t. You will an enthusiastic team oriented individual who is anxious to be employed in an exciting Golf Club environment. We offer an excellent compensation package including industry training as may be required.


Please apply in writing, on or before February 15, 2014 to: CLR500887

General Manager Renfrew Golf Club P.O. Box 276 Renfrew, ONT, K7V 4A4 Fax# 613-432-8494

You will be responsible for assisting the Food & Beverage Operations Manager in many functions related to the food and beverage operations including food preparation & presentation, menu creation, food cost control and menu analysis.

Food & Beverage Operations Manager Renfrew Golf Club P.O. Box 276 Renfrew, ONT, K7V 4A4 Fax# 613-432-8494

Email: Apply online: Fax resume to: 613-801-1410

Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Cruickshank Construction, a leading road builder and aggregate supplier located in Ontario and Alberta has immediate openings for:

EXPERIENCED AZ/DZ DRIVERS WINTER OPERATIONS Cruickshank is looking for On Call and Spare combination snow plow/salter drivers with an AZ/DZ license for the following cities:




Kingston Crosby Kemptville Brockville Morrisburg Summerstown


Pembroke Haley Station Carlsbad Springs Vankleek Hill Kanata Carleton Place

Candidates must live within 30 minutes of one of the cities listed above. Previous experience Snow Plowing Highways is an asset. To apply please send your resume to or call 613-929-0267 for more information. CL460120

Located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley west of Renfrew we are inviting proposals from potential suppliers to provide office cleaning services.



Professional Help Wanted For over 60 years Magellan Aerospace, Haley has been producing magnesium and aluminum castings for the aerospace industry.

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In Memoriam

Jacques, Gertrude



Always loved, Tammy, Lynn, Barry and Carrie and Family

Love Always, your family.

Thinking of You! Love Always Your Children xo

Loved husband, best friend, father and grandpa. Always in our thoughts, Bev, Tammy Lynn, Barry, Carrie, Colby, Brady, Isla (the granddaughter you never got to hold) CLR501319

We never ask for miracles, But today just one would do, To see the front door open, And see Aunt Bid walk through. Love always Lisa, Samantha and Anthony Doug Dixon July 6 1924 – Feb. 2, 2008

In Memory

If all the tears we shed could build a roadway to heaven I would run down that roadway for one of your warm hugs. We love you and miss you each and every day. Momma we know that you are watching over us as you always did. Love always, your children Joanne, Rick and Pattie, Bob and Liz, Charlene and Terry, Gary and Shelvie, Karen and all your grandchildren CLR500411

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Ross Burgess

In loving memory of our dear father, grandfather and great grandfather who passed away 2 years ago on February 12, 2012. God looked upon his garden and found an empty space, Then He looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful for He only takes the best. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, He closed your weary eyes and whispered “peace be thine”. It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you to God’s garden, your new home. God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts, Nancy, Norm, Jeff, Judith, Zachary, Emily, Angie, Amy, and Randy

In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same, It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. Father, in thy gracious keeping, Leave me now our loved one sleeping.

Six years since Doug Dixon’s passing still hailed as President Plumbers’ Local 71 family ties were also his high priority he was loved for his direct devotion to each and everyone accepting what was happening Forever loved and missed, like the setting of the sun now Peter’s shaking his firm Lynn, Donna, Rick, Jim hand lately (Nov. 18, 2013 and families passing) Doug beheld his Navy anchorage to step-son Peter always – wife Norma’s gifted much loved son. Norma Dixon, daughter Suzanne and all family members.


One year ago, God decided it was time to take our beautiful mother away from her pain here on earth to become a shining star in heaven and to join our wonderful dad again.

February 1, 2012

KWIATKOWSKI, Walla In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother who passed into God’s care February 1st, 2001.


January 28, 2013

Russell Needham

HANNIMAN, Vivian In memory of “Aunt Biddy” who passed away Feb 8, 2006

In our hearts forever, Donna, Tammy, Kevin, Teisha, Greg, Mary and Ted

Blanche Hass

In memory of

GIBSON, Jack In loving memory of our devoted Husband, Dad, and Grandpa who passed away February 10, 2002. You had a smile for everyone, You had a heart of gold, You left the most special memories, Our heart could ever hold. You did so many things for us, Your heart was kind and true, And when we needed someone, We could always count on you. To us you were so special, What more is there to say, We will always love and miss you, And wish you were here today.

In loving memory of a Dear Mother and Grandmother, Who passed away February 3rd. 1990. No one heard the footsteps, of angels drawing near, Who took from the earth to heaven, The one we love so dear. She has not really left us, Nor has she traveled far, Just entered God’s beautiful garden, And left the gate ajar.



February 1, 2012

Two years have flown by, Since you were called away, You have a beautiful granddaughter now, She would steal your heart away. This month comes with sad regret, It brings a day we’ll never forget, No one knows the grief we bear, When our family meets and you’re not there. Missing you is a heartache, That never goes away, Our lives have gone on without you, And nothing is the same. Dad, when you said you wouldn’t be around, We hated to believe it could be true, How could we allow ourselves to even imagine, Saying goodbye to you. Although it was hard for us to see and hear, How you did not want to suffer anymore, We felt relief as we watched you pass, We are so proud of you!



Russell Needham




O’Grady, Joyce Suddenly at 48 years old, passed away on December 24, 2013. Beloved niece of Joyce (Dennis) Didych and Walter Didych, Fred Dennis (Jackie), Brother Michael O’Grady, predeceased by mother Gail Dennis. Also many nieces & nephews and many friends. You will be sadly missed. Interment will be at a later date at Rideau Memorial Gardens, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec.



CALDWELL; James (Jim)


DUPUIS, Lester Edgar

Dec 7, 1938 – Jan 24, 2014

In loving memory of Lloyd Leclair who passed away February 7, 2002: 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 isn’t so We miss you just as much today as we did twelve years ago. Sadly missed by your loving daughter Margaret Ann, son-in-law John, and grandsons Jordan (Tara) and Ryan and great grandson Jackson.

Peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home & Retirement Home on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 in his 83rd year. Lester Edgar Dupuis of Cobden and formerly of Westmeath, beloved husband of the late Margaret Dupuis (nee Beanish). Cherished father of Bernard “Bernie” Dupuis of Westmeath. Dear brother of Laura Delaurier. Predeceased by parents Alcide and Carrie Dupuis (nee Hanes), by brothers Lloyd, Leo and Lindy, and by sister Lola. Respecting Lester’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home 491 Isabella St., Pembroke (613) 732-7481 Online Condolences may be left at

Passed away in Oliver British Columbia. Beloved husband of Daisy and dear father of Ron (Lonna), Nancy Hockoff (Jim) and four grandchildren, Mirissa and Sara Hockoff and Tory and Talisa Caldwell. Dear son of the late Bordon and Mary (Redmond) Caldwell. Brother of Elsie Dellaire (Jim), Shirley Limlaw (Ambrose), Bordon Caldwell (Lyn), Danny Caldwell (Bev), Cyril Caldwell and David Caldwell. Predeceased by a brother John Caldwell (Florence of Ottawa), Marie Dellaire (Jack of Renfrew), Darlene Kennelly (Alden of Renfrew), Joanne Yackaback (late Carl). Cremation has taken place.















(Nylene Canada, Arnprior)

(Foreman – M. Sullivan & Son Ltd.)

Peacefully at the Arnprior Hospital while surrounded by love and prayers on Wednesday evening, January 29th, 2014. Richard Wagner of Arnprior passed away in his 62nd year. Dear son of Wanda Wagner of Arnprior and the late Tadeusz Wagner. Beloved husband and best friend of Nancy (nee Blanchette). Adored and proud father of Kristen. Dear brother of John (Katherine) of Arnprior. Special son-in-law of Margaret Blanchette (late Horace) of Arnprior and brother-in-law of Dorothy Russett (Bryon) and Faye Vinet (Ron), both of Arnprior; Irene Mosley (Ian) of Ottawa and Diane Penney (George) of Kinburn. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends were invited to attend a Funeral Mass that was celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Monday, February 3rd at 2 o’clock. Cremation will take place. Interment will take place at the Malloch Road Cemetery in the spring. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. For those wishing, a donation to the St. John Chrysostom Church Memorial Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Richard’s family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations

Peacefully at home with loved ones by his side on Wednesday afternoon, January 29th, 2014. Paul Edward Neumann of Arnprior passed away just 10 days shy of his 50th birthday. Beloved son of Ed and Maureen (nee McGrath) Neumann of Arnprior. Cherished, proud and devoted father and best friend of James. Paul will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his special friend, Margo Peard and her daughter Amber as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers and countless friends, the least of which is his faithful canine buddy, Oscar. Paul is also survived by James’ mother, Anna. Family and friends were invited to remember Paul during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Sunday, February 2nd from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Monday morning from 8:30 until 9:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Monday morning, February 3rd at 10 o’clock. Cremation will take place with interment at the Malloch Road Cemetery in the spring. In memory of Paul, a donation to the Partners in Caring Foundation of the Arnprior Hospital or the St. John Chrysostom Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated by his family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations


HEADRICK; Patricia Margaret Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the age of 39. Cherished daughter of Garnet and Arleen Headrick. Loving sister of Lisa (Lawrence Lemay) and James (Anna). Special aunt of Samantha, Amy, Kayla, Nathaniel, Braden and Mitchell. Patti will be missed by her aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munroe Ave. E., Renfrew on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunshine Coach would be appreciated by the family.

LYONS; James Edward


Peacefully at the home of his daughter, Lauren, on Saturday February 1, 2014, James Lyons age 63 years. Beloved son of Minerva (nee Liebenthal) and the late Thomas Lyons; dear father of Trevor, James (Crystal), Lauren (Ryan) Johnson, Cierra; and special grandfather of Kolby, Connor & Gabe. Dear brother of Sheila (Bob) Welsh, Jack (Marie), Faye Lyons (Erik Lanoue), Colleen (Bruce) McCoshen, Theresa Lyons (Pat Murphy). Also remembered by Cindy Shalla. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew, Friday February 7th at 10:30 a.m. A time for fellowship will follow in the parish hall. In memory of Jim, donations to Renfrew Victoria Hospital Oncology would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations: Arrangments entrusted to the care of the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Ontario.       

Peacefully at home in the early hours of Wednesday, January 29th, 2014. Gerald Peter “Jerry” Skebo of Arnprior; formerly of Renfrew at the age of 67. Dear son of the late Ike Skebo and the late Bridget Rouble. Beloved husband of Patsy (nee Elmore). Dearly loved father of Jerry Jr. (Cindy) of Pakenham and Lisa SkeboLinde (Brian) of Renfrew and step-father of Sheila Koziorowski (Piotr) and Mark Foy (Ririn-Astari), both of Ottawa and Ryan Foy (Jessica Emon) of Clayton. Cherished “Grampa” of Bridget, Isaiah, Jackson and Matthew and “Papa” of Nicholas, Helena and Joe. Dear brother of Shirlee (Dr. Joe Tazzeo) of Hamilton and Catherine Dolan of Ottawa. Predeceased by his brother, Bob Skebo (Joan of Renfrew) as well as 2 sisters: Joanie and Patricia. Special brother-in-law of Hudson and Doris Elmore of Sudbury; Jane and Harold Harris of Ottawa; Bruce Elmore of Round Lake, Tom and Edythe Elmore of Castleford. Fondly remembered by his many friends in the Ottawa Valley, Daytona Beach and the Vaucour Fish and Game Club. Family and friends were invited to remember Jerry with his family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday, February 1st from 4p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Sunday, February 2nd from 11-11:45 a.m. A Service to honour and remember Jerry’s life was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Sunday afternoon at 12 noon. Cremation has taken place. In memory of Jerry, a donation to the Partners in Caring Foundation of the Arnprior Hospital would be appreciated by his family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations

WEBB (GROSE); Jean Peacefully at the Arnprior Hospital with loved ones by her side on Monday evening, January 27th, 2014. Jean Elizabeth (nee Robillard) of Arnprior at the age of 87. Dear daughter of the late Thomas Robillard and the late Rose Guilemette. Beloved wife of the late Harold Grose. Special companion of Conrad Carrey. Dearly loved mother of Harold Grose (Wendy) of Arnprior; Linda Novossiltzeff and Allan Grose (Donna) both of Renfrew; Wayne Grose (Sue MacLaren) of London; Brenda Reed (Albert) of Renfrew and Bruce Grose (Bonnie MacMillan) of Vankleek Hill. Cherished and proud “Gramma” of Deborah, Tracy, Tina, Larissa, Jennifer, Clayton, Jeffery, Kimberly, Ryan, Michael, Alec, David and April and “GreatGramma” of Elysa, Ainslie, Caitlin, Camron, Paige, Delaney, Bohdanna, Kirill, Abigail, Walter, Georgia, Gabriel, Micaela, Mason, Kolby and Emma. Predeceased by 2 grandchildren: Lindsay Megan and Jason as well as 3 great-grandchildren: Nicholas “Nick”, Kristina “Kristy” and Steven. Jean is survived by 2 sisters: her twin, Blanche Fridgen (late Ray) of Renfrew and Mildred “Billie” Hammond (late James) of Arnprior. Predeceased by siblings: Tom (late Betty); Clifford (Shirley of Carleton Place); Maurice (late Lois); Jack (Marilyn of Arnprior); Jacqueline Robillard (Jack’s twin); Fred (late Bertha) and George (late Eileen); Edna Anderson; Rose May Juby and Evelyn Pichette (late Eddie). Family and friends were invited to remember Jean during a visitation with her family at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday evening, January 31st from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning, February 1st from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. A Service to honour and celebrate Jean’s life was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery. In memory of Jean, a donation to the Partners in Caring Foundation at the Arnprior Hospital would be appreciated by her family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations

July 26, 1930– January 20, 2014 and his brother

LAUNDRIE, WILLIAM “BILL” EUGENE March 14, 1937–January 18, 2014

Harold Laundrie of Arnprior passed away on Monday January 20, 2014 at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital. His brother Bill Laundrie passed away at home, 2 days earlier on Saturday January 18, 2014 in Kingston Ontario. Sons of the late Adam Laundrie and Maude Fortin. Harold is survived by his daughter, Stephanie of Arnprior and grandchildren Eric and Evan. Bill is survived by his son Jeff. Harold and Bill are survived by brothers Keith and Wayne and sister Shirley (Guy) Desnoyers all of Arnprior. Predeceased by brother, Thomas and sister Dorothy. Visitations was at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior on Saturday February 1, 2014 after 10:00 a.m. Funeral service was conducted in The Boyce Chapel at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon in The Boyce Reception Centre. In memoriams to the “Palliative Care Unit” of the Arnprior Hospital. Condolences / Donations at


RYAN, Gervais (Lifelong resident of Concession 12, Pakenham)

Peacefully, at the Ottawa Hospital – General Campus while surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday morning, January 29th, 2014 . Gervais Patrick Ryan in his 83rd year. Dear son of the late William Ryan Sr. (1994) and the late Carmel Stanton (1945). Beloved husband of the late Eleanor (nee Miller) (2007). Dearest “Dad” of Kevin (Karen) of Pakenham; Larry (Angie) of Arnprior; Danny (Cheryl) and Chris (Darlene), both of Pakenham. Predeceased by a son, Terry (2005). Very proud and loved grandfather of Melissa (Joe), Marcus, Mitchell (Kelly), Andrew (Abby), Brett, Haley, Jessica and Rachel Ryan and great-grandfather of Bryson Ryan and Baby Boy O’Hara who is expected to arrive in April. Much loved brother of Bill Ryan (Doreen), Pat Ryan (Madeleine), Emmett Ryan (Verna), Rita Ryan, Roseleen Anderson (late Jack), Eleanor Lecours (Peter) and Adele Ryan. Predeceased by his sisters: Mary Stanton (late Ritchie) and Alice McGrath (Des of Arnprior) as well as a sister-in-law, Lois Ryan. Gerv will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews and many friends in Pakenham and Arnprior. Dad has crossed the river to be with our Mom and Terry. Family and friends were invited to attend a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Peter Celestine Church, Pakenham on Saturday afternoon, February 1st at 2 o’clock. Cremation followed with spring interment in the Parish Cemetery, Indian Hill Road, Pakenham. In memory of Gerv, a donation to the St. Peter Celestine Church Restoration Fund would be appreciated by his family and may be left at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Condolences/Tributes/Donations

MILLS, Clifford Wilson Passed away peacefully at Bonnechere Manor on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Carmel Foster. Loving father of Kathleen Gillis (late John) and Cindy Hughes (Michael). Proud papa of Julie, Erin, Tracey, Theresa, Kayla, Jonathan and Sarah, great-papa of Todd, Keith, Samantha, Jenna, Hailey, Rylee, Ryan and Courtney, and great-great-papa of Markus and Landon. Predeceased by his children Gary (Mavis), Bob and Sharon (Peter). Cliff will be missed by his nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munroe Ave. E., Renfrew on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. Interment at Thomsonville Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson’s Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank the staff at Bonnechere Manor for their excellent care and support.Condolences or donations may be made at


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SKEBO; Jerry


September 19, 1923–January 28, 2014 British Merchant Navy 1942–1952 Passed away peacefully in Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital Tuesday January 28, 2014 surrounded by his family. Alexander Murdoch of Arnprior in his 91st year. Alexander was born in Stranraer, Scotland and immigrated to Canada in 1952 with his beloved wife May (nee Allan). Alexander was an avid golfer and devoted family man. Dear father of Yvonne (Brent) Rutherford, Alex (Donna) Murdoch and Heather (Glen) Wigney. Much loved grandfather of Devon, Andrew, Craig, Kirsten, Shawna and Stephanie. Cherished greatgrandfather of Sophia, Findlay, Alexandra, Kaylie, Evan, Tiany and Kenny. Alexander was the last surviving sibling of 8 children to Thomas and Helen Murdoch. He will be remembered by many relatives in Scotland, England, and Australia. A special thank you to Dr. Gordon, Heather and the staff at the Arnprior Hospital. Visitations were at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior where friends and family paid their respects Saturday February 1, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service was conducted Saturday February 1, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boyce Chapel with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, in memoriams to The “Palliative Care Unit” of the Arnprior Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by his family. Condolences / Donations at


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

FEBRUARY 6 Almonte train wreck survivor Ed Muldoon of Kanata relives that Dec. 27, 1942 night at Heritage Renfrew’s AGM. Meeting 7 p.m. Renfrew Legion.

FEBRUARY 7 Third annual family fun trivia night at St. Andrew’s Ross Presbyterian Church, Kerr Line, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Entry fee is a cash or non-perishable food donation to the Cobden Food Bank and local families in need. Contact Rick Olmstead at 613-646-9889 or email ricko5@ to enter. Renfrew Freemasons luncheon 12 noon at Rocky Mountain House. Gentlemen interested in learning about freemasonry are invited. Wives and girlfriends welcome. 613-433-9038. Beach Party with Ambush, Renfrew Armouries 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Call 613-432-5331 or contact@

Renfrew Seniors Housing meeting at the Golden Age Activity Centre, 212 Raglan St. S. Renfrew, at 10:30 a.m. Call 613-4318289 or 613-432-4485. Kerri The Storyteller from The Back of Beyond 1:30 p.m. at Golden Age Activity Centre.

FEBRUARY 7-9 Douglas Frosty Fun over three

FEBRUARY 8 Planning to build seminar at the Best Western Renfrew Inn and Conference Centre, 760 Gibbons Road at 1 p.m. For reservations, please call Erica at Renfrew Home Hardware 613-432-8874, or email her at Beaverhomes. The cost is $15 per person or $20 per couple. Enjoy some top-notch bluegrass and support Hospice Renfrew at the same time at the Bluegrass for Hospice celebration 7 to 10 p.m. at Delicious Restaurant in Renfrew. The evening will feature the Dusty Drifters bluegrass band with banjo player John Steele. Renfrew Rotary Club trivia night fundraiser, 7:30 p.m. at the Bonnechere Manor Rotary Hall. Cost $90 for a team of six and includes chili dinner. Proceeds to support local mental health initiatives. Janet Springer 613432-6694. Renfrew Silver Seniors Valentine’s dinner and dance at the Renfrew Legion. Happy hour 5 p.m., dinner at 6. Music by Cruise-n-Country. Tickets until Feb. 3 from Pat 613-649-2756. Anishaanabe Cultural Circle meets at the United Church camp in Deacon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drum making is full but there will be teachings about the pipe ceremony and talking sticks and drumming. Please bring a dish for the potluck. Call 613-433-1824 or register online with

FEBRUARY 9 Dacre & Area Community Association valentine bingo at 7 p.m. Turkeys, hams and other prizes to the winners.

Bid euchre at Eganville Seniors Centre, 1:30 p.m. Cost $5. 613628-2354. Will teach.

cupcakes, entertainment by Hwy. 41 Band. Cost $7. 613-6282354.

Valentine breakfast at the Eganville Legion, hosted by Melville United Church from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults $7, children under 6, $3.

Valentine’s Dinner and Dance at Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ages 19 and older. All funds support Golden Age Activity Centre. Down home country ham meal catered by Blue Iris. Music by The Countrymen and Friends. Tickets $25 in advance for dinner and dance available at Golden Age Activity Centre. Dance-only tickets $10 at door only.

FEBRUARY 10 Central Public School information night for students and parents interested in Grade 5 or 6 French Immersion for 2014-15 school year, 6 p.m. Central for information or to RSVP 613-4323627.

FEBRUARY 11 Full body exercise class every Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. at the Eganville Seniors Centre. Go at your own pace. Cost $2. 613-628-2354.

FEBRUARY 13 Renfrew Silver Seniors noon luncheon at the Renfrew Legion. Cost $4. Membership only $5 per year. RVH Auxiliary Valentine bridge at Kirk Hall at 1 p.m. Make up a table, or call Janet to be included in one. Tea, coffee and dessert will be served after bridge. Door prizes and prizes for high score will be awarded. Call Janet to reserve 613-4329177. The Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is offering Creative Aging Through Creative Arts, a series of free interactive arts workshops for people with dementia and their partners and caregivers in Renfrew (Feb. 13, 20, 27) and Pembroke (Mar. 3, 10, 17). Space is limited. Register at 1-888-4112067 or email

FEBRUARY 15 Renfrew Seniors Home Support is hosting a couples & friends spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. in the Renfrew Tea Room. The meal includes homemade spaghetti, caesar salad, garlic bread and tiramisu for dessert. Cost is $15 per person. Call 613-432-7691 for more details. Proceeds to Seniors Home Support. Whitewater Historical Society heritage writing contest. In 1,000 words or less, write a story about the historical significance of the development of the railroad in Renfrew County. It could be your own story, a story researched or a story told to you. Categories 15 and under, and 16 and over. Prizes to top three in each category. Mail entries to Muriel Buttle, Box 62, Cobden, Ont., K0J 1K0; or Hazel Hawthorn, 3574 Queens Line Rd., RR#1 Foresters Falls, Ont. K0J 1V0. Entries must be received by Feb. 15. Prizes and winning entries read Feb. 22 at Foresters Falls fire hall.


The Renfrew Curling Rink is holding a Valentine’s bonspiel, two six-end games, $20 per person, pot luck dinner and prizes for best costume. Contact Shelley 613-432-2870.

Valentine soup & sandwich luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eganville Seniors Centre. Homemade soup, variety of sandwiches, decorated valentine

Kick off Heritage Week by attending the Arnprior and McNab/Braeside Archives’ AGM at Arnprior Public Library at 1

p.m. Guest speaker is Glenn Wright shares his vast knowledge of researching Canadian WWI Records. Afterwards, there will be a special display of the Playtex Collection. Free admission.

social hour 4 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children under 15. Available at Gourley’s Variety on Hwy. 132 or from Garry Haskin at 613-432-2180.

FEBRUARY 17 Northcote Fun Day. Breakfast 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Snowmobile poker run (weather permitting). Registration 9:30 to 11 a.m. Afternoon events start at 2 p.m., children’s games, log sawing, nail hammering, etc. Euchre 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free skating all day. Valentine’s Spaghetti Supper and entertainment. Guest speaker John Collier speaks on love. Love songs sung by Alison Fay-Turner. At Calabogie United Church Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost $7. Children under 6 free.

FEBRUARY 16 Renfrew Legion Ladies Auxiliary Euchre 1 p.m. $8 per person. Light snack at half time. The Renfrew Fish and Game Club’s annual banquet at the DACA Centre,

Family Day Skate at Ma-TeWay Park with your family from 1 to 2 p.m. No charge. Bring your skates and sleds and enjoy the day together. Free indoor skating. Family Day Open Gymnasium at the Renfrew Recreation Centre. Have some fun playing floor hockey, badminton or basketball free of charge from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The Eganville and Area Horticultural Society hosts a presentation by Kathleen Hubert of Hubert’s Springhill Nursery entitled All About Dirt. Learn about soil composition and ways to improve it for a healthy and productive garden. This free event is at 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church hall, Eganville. Memberships $10 a year; families can join for $15. Judy Sauve at 613-628-9898.


Ninth annual Lynn Moore Memorial Spaghetti Sauce Cook Off at the ACAF Wing. Entertainment by Smokey Rose. Starts at 4:30 p.m., $12 per person. Call 613-432-4485 or 613-432-9155.

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