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FEBRUARY 15, 2018

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It was a birthday party like no other. Lillian Sharples marked her 107th birthday with a surprise party at the Golden Age Activity Centre in downtown Renfrew on Thursday, Feb. 8. The birthday girl was at the centre playing her weekly game of bridge. The secret behind her longevity? “I think I have arrived here by the grace of God and the next best thing is cod liver oil,” said Sharples with a big smile. A faithful member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Sharples noted her mother brought her up to go to Sunday school. She is known for her sense of humour and describes how it feels to be 107 years old: “About the same as 106... no matter what you have it’s all wiped out with a good sense of humour.” She admits she is kind of amazed she got this far but said that her family has strong genes. “My mother lived to be 103 years old, my mother’s family were all long livers and I am just following them,” said Sharples. Another note on her healthy lifestyle, she has had a “few” drinks over the years but has never smoked. “I bought one pack of smokes, I didn’t dare smoke them or my mother would have choked me.” Sharples, born in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, says the day she was born was a cold day and her father was sent out to find some wood to heat the water. She has been living in Renfrew for just two years with her daughter, Jean Percivall. Her son Jim Sharples lives in Markham. “I never, never expected to make that age. As long as I am in good health, I will keep enjoying every day,” said Sharples. “I am very lucky to live with my daughter here in Renfrew.” Sharples had two sisters and four brothers who she has outlived. “I’ve been the last one for about 20 years.” Tiffany Lepack/Metroland She has seen many changes over her 107 years and Lillian Sharples is ready to blow out her birthday candles on her 107th birthday at the knows she grew up in a different time. See BIRTHDAY, page 2

Golden Age Activity Centre on Feb. 8.

MOVING! New Location as of March 1st: 915 Gillan Rd. (1/2 km east of water tower)


Get ready to ride! Two-step your way over to the Renfrew Armouries on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., for Boot Scoot and Ride. The family-fun event is hosted by the Renfrew Agricultural Society and is a fundraiser for the fair. There will be a mechanical bull, DJ by Chris Cooper, chili and hotdogs, free photo booth and door prizes. Cost to ride the bull is $2 or $5 all night. Admission is $10 per person or two family rates: $30 for two adults and two kids or $40 for two adults and three kids.

Champlain LHIN responds to reports of poor home health care delivery DEREK DUNN

Numerous reports of poor home health care delivery by a contractor of the region’s Ontario Ministry of Health representative has been meet largely with silence. Champlain region’s Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) funds home visits to patients through its contractors. It would not provide a spokesperson to address the issue, but did email a general response. “The Champlain LHIN constantly strives to improve the timeliness and quality of care for patients and fami-

lies receiving home and community are,” wrote CEO Chantale LeClerc, in part. “We take the concerns of clients very seriously.” There was no response to the situation Pam Picard said she and her husband Raymond, who lives with Parkinson’s Disease, suffered through. She said she feels free to speak about a LHIN care co-ordinator’s treatment now that her husband is at the Bonnechere Manor in Renfrew. When they, both age 72, refused to accept a bed more than an hour from their Calabogie home, at Miramichi Lodge in Pembroke, Pam charges that the LHIN took away their chair lift and hospital bed, and her four hours

of respite the next day. “Oh, she was mad,” Pam said of the care co-ordinator, whom Metroland Media will not name until she can be contacted for comment. “It was like she was punishing me,” she added. Prior to that, the LHIN provided a two-person chair lift but only one Personal Support Worker (PSW). Picard believes they expected her to help. She said Raymond suffered from sores as a result and is still recovering. “They didn’t have to treat him like that,” she said. LeClerc’s email said the LHIN never speaks to specific cases, even when patients and their care providers share

details with media, in order to protect the patient’s privacy. “We have a robust process in place to respond to concerns and complaints,” LeClerc wrote. “To resolve individual issues as quickly as possible, the Champlain LHIN works closely with its contracted home-care providers and clients to help ensure clients’ needs are promptly met.” Metroland Media submitted several questions to the LHIN. One asked if it knows how much profit private contractors make in order to ensure enough resources are going toward home health care. Another asked about the common practice of clients complaining to

contractors rather than the LHIN and what is being done to correct it. Yet another asked if the LHIN monitors contractors for high PSW turnover due to burnout and low compensation. Still another referred to the perception that government partners with private sector to avoid providing good working conditions to employees. LeClerc would not answer whether or not the LHIN wants to replace the current system. She suggested contacting the contractors for some answers and the ministry of health for others. A future story will include responses or non-responses from both.

Home health care critic steps down as volunteer at Renfrew seniors’ organization DEREK DUNN

Fallout from Renfrew area reports of poor home health care delivery has affected a popular seniors’ services agency. Murray MacDonald, a volunteer driver with Renfrew & Area Seniors’ Home Support is taking a sabbatical. He will not take seniors to appointments on behalf of Home Support for

the foreseeable future. MacDonald has been a vocal critic of the system that sees personal support workers visit at-home patients. He said his wife, who is a dispatcher at the non-profit organization, will go on sabbatical at month’s end to avoid causing too much hardship on remaining volunteers. MacDonald said after his comments in the recent story ‘Home health care provider under fire in southern Renfrew county’ he was contacted by

Home Support and told not to use its name or an employee’s. This, he said, after they encouraged him to speak out. He said the employee – whom he wouldn’t name – told him Home Support could lose funding from the Champlain Local Health Integration Network due to bad press. Judy Ewart is executive director at Renfrew & Area Seniors’ Home Support. She said she didn’t speak to MacDonald about the issue.

But she admits to having encouraged him in the past. “When he told me what he was planning to do, I didn’t see a problem with advocating for seniors,” Ewart said. She had no comment when asked whether or not she “encouraged” him. Asked if her organization is concerned with how seniors are treated by the home health care system, she also wouldn’t comment. Asked if she is worried losing LHIN

Birthday girl gives thanks for wishes



to the people that came to support the 6-Hand Euchre Fundraiser for the St. Patrick’s Parade THANK-YOU. It is because of you that this parade can continue. Special thanks to the people who donated food, the Douglas Tavern for their outstanding hospitality, and the generous door prizes that were donated by: Flynn Landscaping Ryan Smiley Agri Services Colleen Mary Margaret Margaret Mary Colleen Terry, Evelyn, Kelly, Kate, & Billy McHale.

It is because of people like you and your generous support that makes small communities survive. THANK-YOU

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO COME ME AND SHARE IN THE FUN AT OUR Douglas St. Patrick’s Parade Saturday, March 10th at 7:00 pm

The Village of Douglas would be honoured to have your family float, business float, school float, organizations float or Irish Hoofer participate in our parade. For more information check out our: Facebook page - Douglas Patrick • website -, or Register with - Preston at 613-649-2378 Email - or Email Billy – Sponsored by Douglas Lions Club Parade starts @ 7:00 pm sharp @ St. Michael’s School, lining up starts @ 2:00 pm Lions Club chip wagon @ Douglas Tavern,& food outside Rec Centre

For each petal on the Shamrock this brings a wish your way good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day The Committee: Art Jamieson, Billy McHale, Rob Enright & Preston

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funding if she spoke out against the handling of home health care: “I can’t comment on that,” Ewart said. MacDonald said area residents donate money to Home Support. He thinks everyone should speak up to improve the system, but many are fearful. He’ll continue to work with seniors, he added.“I don’t want to desert the seniors. I’ve been volunteering for 15 years,” MacDonald said. “I will drive for seniors privately.”

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Replacement of 47 Windows and 20 Balcony/Patio Doors Reference #RFT 18-06 LOCATION: 1 MacKercher Drive, Cobden, Ontario Mandatory pre-bid meeting to be held at 1 MacKercher Drive in Cobden on February 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm local time. Tender packages are available for pickup at 80 McGonigal Street West, Suite 101, Arnprior, Ontario. Electronic copies can be requested at Bid documents will be received until 2:30 pm local time, March 7, 2018 at RCHC Arnprior, 80 McGonigal Street West, Suite 101, Arnprior ON. A public opening will take place immediately after. The lowest or any bid not necessarily accepted. For further information please contact: Ms. Dana Farcasiu, B.Eng., C.E.T. Supervisor, Technical Services Tel: 613-432-3679 x 310/ 1-855-432-6450 Fax: 613- 432-9402

“She is a real treasure” From front page

“I never chased the man I wanted. I didn’t chase the boys, they chased me,” said Sharples with a laugh. She never worked while raising her kids but when she was 50, not only did she get her driver’s licence (and drove until she was 94), she also went back to school to follow her dreams. “I always wanted to teach, so I did,” said Sharples. “They gave me a class of nasty Grade 8 boys to teach health to.” Fay O’Reilly, admin. programmer at the centre, presented her with a cake, chocolates and some flowers. “Thank you to everyone here celebrating this amazing birthday,” said O’Reilly. “She is a real treasure, a real flower in our book and has stolen everyone’s heart.” After only two years in town, she loves Renfrew. “The people here have made me feel very welcome, it’s a real source of pleasure,” said Sharples. “I like playing bridge and they still put up with me even when I don’t play well.” Renfrew Mayor Don Eady and local MP Cheryl Gallant were also on hand to present the birthday girl with congratulatory certificates. Sharples was a bit overwhelmed with all of the attention. “Thank you very much, I do appreciate how welcoming everyone is, I do like coming to the centre … and I have made a number of friends here. Thank you all very much, as a senior’s centre you out do yourself,” said Sharples. “This sure is a surprise and I am looking forward to my 108th birthday!”

Mailbox vandals to enter Extra Judicial Measures Program SHERRY HAAIMA

Youth who vandalized hundreds of mailboxes in the area will be dealt with through the Extra Judicial Measures (EJM) Program. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers from the Renfrew detachment made arrests Feb. 6 after a massive investigation of hundreds of mailboxes that were smashed or stolen over the weekend of Feb 2-5. The damage occurred in McNab/Braeside, Horton, Admaston/Bromley and Greater Madawaska townships. Six males were arrested for these offences, say police. Five males aged 17 will be dealt with through the EJM Program. An 18-year-old adult was released with no charges at this time. He will be completing a similar informal program or face charges. “It didn’t take long once officers went out to investigate to notice just about every mailbox on certain roads were affected,” said OPP spokesperson Const. Janice Sawbridge. “This is definitely a little more than just kids being kids.” Affected residents are not only faced with the cost of having to replace their mailboxes, which can be particularly challenging with the snow and cold temperatures, there’s the added aggravation of not being able to get mail until the boxes are repaired or replaced, she said. The activity itself is also dangerous for the suspects. “This happens while people are driving

around and someone is usually hanging out of a window of a moving motor vehicle,” said Sawbridge. “This is dangerous.” One homeowner whose mailbox was damaged said he’d like to see the culprits and their parents have to purchase the mailboxes and reinstall them themselves. “If the parents and their child would have to go and buy the mailboxes and install them, maybe that would be beneficial to the child,” said Al Methot of Castleford. That, coupled with an apology, would go a long way towards making him feel better about the whole thing,” he said. “I would think, that’s just great. I’m not saying they should end up with criminal records or probation. Just go out and repair what you’ve done,” said Methot. Mailbox vandalism is not an uncommon occurrence, but local police have not before seen a case of this magnitude. “We haven’t seen anything on this scale,” said Sawbridge. She explained that while it would be ideal for the accused to replace all the mailboxes, with the sheer number - somewhere around 200 - it’s not really feasible to have the youth replace them all in a timely fashion. The EJM provides an effective and timely response to offending behavior outside the formal court system. The EJM is a program specific to youth aged 12-17 who are involved in generally non-violent offences or are in trouble for the first time. “It’s instituted rather than laying a formal charge,” said Sawbridge. “It’s a voluntary pro-

cess, so they have to agree to enter the program and abide by conditions set out by the people who run the program.” Locally, the Phoenix Centre administers the program, deciding what the consequences will be. “They could have to make restitution, do community service, write letters of apology - it depends on what the offence was and the effect on the victims,” she said. The program helps keep non-violent offenders out of the court system, while assisting young people to understand there are conse-

quences to their actions. And to those who say the youth are getting off easy, Sawbridge stresses they must complete their requirements. “The offenders have only a certain amount of time to complete what is required,” she said. “If not completed to satisfaction, then police are notified and we can lay a formal charge.” The Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) is leading the investigation. If you were a victim and have not yet reported it, please call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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Jon-Allan MacRae took a number of photos last summer of cattle in the Bonnechere River, government officials have spoken with four farmers about keeping livestock out of the river.

“From the results, ministry staff determined that the shoreline is generally in good condition. However, four landowners were contacted by the ministry to review livestock management and shoreline protection best management practices,” Jennifer Faria, agricultural environmental officer with the ministry, said in an email. “Working with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs staff encouraged landowners to take steps to prevent livestock from entering the Bonnechere River, recommended they implement measures to restore and prevent shoreline erosion.” The ministry is going to be watching the

situation moving forward. “We will return to the Bonnechere River during the upcoming grazing season for a followup assessment of the overall condition of the Bonnechere River shoreline and to ensure that best management practices are being implemented there,” said MacRae. MacRae is happy the farmers have been educated on the clean water act, but at the same time he is also disappointed as he says he saw more than four farms leading domestic livestock into the river. “They have done a little bit but there is a lot more to do,” said MacRae. “(They) have only touched a small part of it.”

McNab/Braeside Township Times Upcoming Meetings February 20 – Regular Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m.

Township of McNab/Braeside EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Equipment Operator/Truck Driver

March 6 – Planning Advisory Committee – 6:00 p.m. March 6 – Regular Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m. March 20 – Regular Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m.

Summer Seasonal Employment – Parks and Recreation Department We are accepting resumes until February 22, 2018 for the following positions: Museum Garden Maintenance (1 position), Park Maintenance (1 position), Park Attendant (2 positions), Park Attendant/Park Maintenance (1 position), Go to for full job details. Please submit your resume in confidence by mail or email clearly marked with the job title you are applying for, no later than February 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to the attention of: Lindsey Parkes, Chief Administrative Officer, Township of McNab/Braeside, 2508 Russett Drive, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G8 We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Personal information and any supporting material will be administered accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Upcoming Recreation Events February 17 – Burnstown Polar Plunge – 2:00 p.m. at the Burnstown Beach February 24 – White Lake Winter Carnival – All Day event – White Lake Park March 2 – Astronomy Moonlight Snowshoe – 7:00 p.m. at the McNab/Braeside Office March 14 – March Break Fun Day – Space limited – Sign up now! For more information about these events, check out our website, the McNab/Braeside Recreation Facebook Page or contact Karla at 613-623-5756 ext. 232 or

Cradled between the Ottawa and Madawaska Rivers and covering approximately 254 square kilometers of farm, forest and hamlets along the TransCanada Highway between Arnprior and Renfrew, the Township of McNab/Braeside is an area of distinct charm and natural beauty. Fundamental to the residents of McNab/Braeside is a commitment to protecting our environment; maintaining our rural character, lifestyle and sense of community; and promoting our natural and historic heritages. Reporting to the Public Works Supervisor, the Equipment Operator/Truck Driver provides a variety of construction, snow/ice removal, maintenance and repair services to roads and adjacent public property for the safety and convenience of the public. Qualifications/Skills:  Previous experience in the operation of roads department trucks, backhoe and loader and other miscellaneous equipment.  Operation of tandem snowplow is considered an asset.  DZ license mandatory. Post-secondary education in Good Roads related courses considered an asset.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrate ability to work independently.  Demonstrate excellent safety record, ability to meet physical demands of the position.  Ability to be on call 24 hours per day combined with a flexibility in hours of work. The Township offers a competitive compensation package based on qualifications and experience. A complete position description is available by contacting the Municipal Office or by visiting the municipal website at


Pancake Breakfast with SPARKY (Donations Appreciated) @ White Lake Fire Hall put on by the McNab/Braeside Firefighter’s Assoc.


Free Board Games & Hot Chocolate Kids Bingo at 11am @ White Lake Women’s Institute Hall (7 John Box Street)

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Pie Sale & Lunch @ White Lake Church

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Fun N’ Games with Crafts, Face Painting, Scavenger Hunt Charm & Grace Princess Show @ 2pm at the White Lake Park


Public Skating @ White Lake Park

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae and cover letter marked CONFIDENTIAL and quoting Equipment Operator/Truck Driver, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 outlining how their education and past experience makes them a suitable candidate for this position to: Lindsey A. Parkes, CAO/Clerk Township of McNab/Braeside 2508 Russett Drive, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G8


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Male charged after break-in at Cobden School Charges are pending against a male after a break-in was reported at Cobden Public School on Cowley Street in Cobden on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 12:46 a.m. Officers initially responded to an alarm at the school, but upon arrival discovered the suspect had forced open a window and entered the school. Physical evidence and video surveillance assisted with the investigation. Const. Patrick O’Connor is continuing to investigate, but charged are pending. One female has been charged after an apartment was broken into several times over the course of four days at the end of January. The landlord reported a tenant had been evicted and the locks changed at the building on Lisgar Ave in Renfrew. On Monday, Jan. 29, police attended

and arrested a female located in the apartment. A 35-year-old Renfrew female was charged with break and enter, and being unlawfully in a dwelling. She was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on March 7. Const. Marc Bennett led the investigation. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated 10 domestic disputes during the past week. One male was charged with criminal harassment. No other criminal offences were alleged. If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship help is available. Contact Bernadette McCann House 24/7 for

support, advice or the safety of a shelter at 1-800-267-4930. The Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County is also available 24/7 for information and support at 1-800-663-3060. In emergencies call 9-1-1. THEFTS

Police are continuing to investigate a theft from a residence in Renfrew in December 2017. On Dec. 27 the victim reported a cleaning person stole a bank card from their home in Renfrew prior to December 23. The victim then noticed two unauthorized banking withdrawals. The bank and police are continuing to investigate. A picture of the female suspect has been obtained. If you have any information to assist with this investigation please call

the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. CRIME STOPPERS

Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving these crimes. 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 1-800-222-8477. 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. The telephones are answered 24 hours a day. Please visit the website


STAFF 2018 DOG & CAT TAGS HAVE ARRIVED! As per 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 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The rates are as follows:

JUSTIN MACGREGOR evidence falls short of proving the guilt of the accused beyond a reasonable doubt and he is entitled to a finding of not guilty.”

Male injured in crash on Hwy. 17 STAFF

The condition of a 34-year old male injured in a Sunday evening crash that closed Highway 17 for several hours has been upgraded to stable. Renfrew OPP spokesperson Const. Janice Sawbridge said police received a report about 6:20 p.m. on Feb. 11 about a three-vehicle head-on collision on the highway in the area of Goshen Road. A pickup truck and two passenger cars were involved, said Sawbridge. “One driver required extrication and was transported to hospital by paramedics,” she said. “As of last night he was listed in critical condition.” The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Members of the McNab/Braeside Fire Department also responded. There was snow and freezing rain on Sunday into the evening in the area. The highway was closed and detours set up until 10 p.m. to facilitate the safe investigation and vehicle removal by tow truck operators.

Officers from the Renfrew detachment of the OPP are continuing to investigate a theft from a residence in Renfrew in December. On Dec. 27 the victim reported a cleaning person stole a bank card from their home in Renfrew prior to Dec. 23. The victim then noticed two unauthorized banking withdrawals. The bank and police are continuing to investigate. A picture of the female suspect has been obtained. If you have any information to assist with this investigation please call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Verdict: not guilty Justin MacGregor, 24, of Renfrew, has been found not guilty on one count of sexual assault. MacGregor had also been charged with overcoming resistance by administering a drug and that charge was withdrawn by the crown. The charges were laid in July 2016. The case was heard at the Pembroke Superior Court on Jan. 8, 9 and 10 and the verdict was delivered on Jan. 29. The complainant and one of MacGregor’s friends both testified about the night in question. In his decision, Justice Martin James had issues with both witnesses. “In the final result, the

OPP seek info in bank card theft

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* Person’s wishing to register their animal as a service dog must provide the Town with a copy of the animal’s certification in order to receive their license for free. Licenses are valid for the 2018 calendar year and expire on December 31, 2018. Any owner not purchasing a tag is in violation of the Town of Renfrew by-laws and may be charged $55.00 per violation for harbouring an unlicensed animal. * NOTE * Door to door service is not available at this time.

BARNET BOULEVARD REHABILITATION RAGLAN STREET SOUTH TO GILLAN ROAD (CR 6) CONTRACT NO. 02-2018 Sealed tenders, plainly marked as to contents, will be received by Keray O’Reilly, Treasurer, Town of Renfrew, Ontario, until:


for a two-part project being: Part A – Barnet Boulevard from Raglan Street South to Eighth Street: Full road reconstruction including paving and grading, concrete curb and sidewalks, sanitary sewer installation, storm sewer works, water works, street lighting conduits, new multi-use-pathway, site restorations and line painting. Total road length of approximately 885 m. Part A also includes grading and profile modification on Millennium Trail. Part B – Barnet Boulevard from Eighth Street to Gillan Road: paving and resurfacing. Total road length of approximately 550 m.

Complete tender documents may be obtained from the Development & Works Department, Town of Renfrew, 127 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario starting at 9:00 am, Thursday, February 15th, 2018 on payment of a non-refundable cost of $100.00 per set. Cheques should be made payable to the Corporation of the Town of Renfrew. The lowest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted by the Town of Renfrew. The Town also reserves the right to only award Part A of the project or to award Part A and Part B, subject to budget considerations and Council approval. Brian Dawod, P. Eng. Morrison Hershfield Ltd. Project Manager 2440 Don Reid Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1H 1E1 Telephone: (613) 739-2910

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Ma-te-Way Activity Centre Expansion Mayor and Council invite you to attend a Public Open House to be held at the Ma-te-way Activity Centre Hall, 1 Ma-te-way Park Drive on: Thursday February 22, 2018 7:00pm For more information contact Kevin Hill, Parks and Recreation Director at or 613-432-3131 IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY OWNERS Property Tax Rebates for Vacant Commercial and Industrial Buildings In accordance with Ontario Reg. 325/01, and the Ontario Municipal Act, 2001, property tax relief for vacant commercial and industrial buildings in the Town of Renfrew will be provided to property owners through rebates that are issued by the municipality. To be eligible for a rebate, a building or portion of a building must be unused for at least 90 consecutive days. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure the application meets regulatory standards. Completed applications for the 2017 tax year, must be submitted to the Treasury Department located in the municipal building at 127 Raglan St S on or before February 28, 2018. Vacancy Rebate Applications are available on our website or at the municipal office. Office hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

FAMILY DAY – MONDAY FEBRUARY 19 Spend the day with your family and the Parks and Recreation Department! Play basketball or floor hockey in the Recreation Centre gymnasium 10:15am-2:45pm or take an art class with John Robert Bradley – pre-register by emailing Cheer on the Renfrew Timberwolves at 3:00pm as they take on the Winchester Hawks at Ma-te-Way Activity Centre. Stay after the game for Public Skating 5:30pm-6:30pm and try Zumba at 6:00pm in the Ma-te-Way Activity Centre Hall. There is no cost for skating or Zumba or free play at the Recreation Centre. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 613-432-3131.

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Gallant announces funding available for Muskrat Lake cleanup Cheryl Gallant, MP for Renfrew-NipissingPembroke, is pleased to confirm applications are now open, with over $15 million available from existing federal environmental funding programs, for the 2018-19 season for environmental programs for projects like the cleanup of Muskrat Lake.

“We have a serious toxic algae problem in Muskrat Lake. I encourage the Muskrat Lake Watershed Council and any other interested groups to apply for this funding. It’s time to take action,” stated Gallant in a recent press release. “The Government of Canada says it wants to hear from Canadians about the Ottawa Riv-

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er watershed. Anyone who is concerned about the water quality of Muskrat Lake can do so through my website. The more residents who tell the government it is time to clean-up Muskrat Lake, the greater likelihood something might happen. As the Muskrat is a water body that drains into the Ottawa River, you cannot be concerned about the water quality of the Ottawa River and not be concerned about the water quality of Muskrat Lake.” “Residents do not want another study telling them there is a problem. They are not interested in more rules and regulations that restrict their rights as private property owners. They have a right to enjoy fresh, clean water like anyone else. They want something done.” “The Minister of Environment has stated she has a personal connection to the Ottawa River, just like us. We live near the river, we swim in it, paddle on it and get our drinking water from it. This is her opportunity to put words into action,” observed Gallant. EcoAction Community Funding Program is now accepting applications for funding until March 21 for projects beginning summer 2018. Funding is available for new projects that achieve the environmental result of clean, fresh water quality and conservation. Information can be found at “One of the projects that have been funded in the past, was for the prevention of toxic and nuisance algae in Lake Erie. If the federal government can find funding for a body of water the size of Lake Erie to solve the problem, Muskrat Lake deserves attention also.” “In addition to the website, public meetings are planned in Ottawa on Feb. 8 and Gatineau


Whitewater Township mayor Hal Johnson and MP Cheryl Gallant at the recent Cobden Civitan Ice Fishing Derby. on March 1, on the Ottawa River watershed. Residents are encouraged to participate,” concluded Gallant. Submitted by Cheryl Gallant, MP RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke office


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NOTICE OF FIRST OPEN HOUSE FOR THE PROPOSED UNDERTAKING UNDER THE ONTARIO WATERPOWER ASSOCIATION CLASS EA FOR WATERPOWER PROJECTS: CALABOGIE GENERATING STATION REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is proposing to redevelop the existing Calabogie Generating Station (GS). This proposed undertaking will involve an Environmental Assessment (EA) under the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) Class EA for Waterpower Projects as a Project Associated with Existing Infrastructure. Constructed in 1917, the existing station has an installed capacity of 5 megawatts (MW) and is now at its end of life stage. OPG intends to redevelop the site and increase the station’s capacity to approximately 10 to 15 MW. The Proposed Undertaking is on the Madawaska River within the village of Calabogie, in the Township of Greater Madawaska, Ontario, as detailed on the map below. OPG does not plan to alter the approved water levels and flows as described in the Madawaska River Water Management Plan (WMP). As such, the anticipated zone of impact for the project is limited to the immediate area around the station (see shaded/hatched area on the map). An administrative amendment to the WMP may be required under the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act. This notice and public consultation process for the project under the Class EA is intended to coordinate and meet the notification requirements relevant to the planning stage of the project under both the Environmental Assessment Act and Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act statutes. The Class EA process requires OPG to undertake an evaluation of the project to evaluate its potential effects to the environment (positive and negative), and prepare a detailed environmental report. The evaluation and resulting environmental report will assess the potential effects of the proposed waterpower project on the environment during both construction and operation. OPG has identified certain environmental components that it expects to be the focus of the proposed project. Consultation with Indigenous communities and the public is an integral component of this process, and allows interested parties to provide comments on the project. You are invited to provide comments on the issues to be addressed. For information on the project proposal, to raise any issues or concerns, or to be placed on the project’s mailing list, please contact one of the individuals identified below. Over the next year, OPG will use the OWA Class EA process as a basis for coordinating all future consultation required for the planning stage of the Proposed Undertaking. If the project proceeds as scheduled, construction could commence in 2020. To encourage public participation, OPG is scheduling two rounds of open houses. The first open house is scheduled as follows: Monday, March 5, 2018, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Calabogie Community Hall, 574 Mill Street, Calabogie, Ontario The open house will provide the public with more information about the Proposed Undertaking. Anyone who attends will have the opportunity to speak directly with representatives from OPG and its environmental consulting team with regard to the OWA Class EA. OPG has retained Arcadis Canada Inc. to undertake the Class EA process. For more information, please contact: For more details, please visit Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and will be released, if requested, to any person.

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The news that Canada House in the Olympic Village in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is doubling as Pride House for the duration of the 2018 Winter Olympics, is encouraging. The idea is to give LGBTQ people a safe space to watch the competitions, learn about homophobia in sport and help bridge the gap between mainstream sports and the LGBTQ world. “Within these walls where those with Olympic hearts come to gather, you are welcomed, accepted and respected,” reads a sign on the wall. It’s a positive step in an issue that has come a long way but requires further awareness, education and understanding. This kind of forward thinking makes its way to Arnprior and Renfrew this week and next, with transgender awareness workshops planned to help educate the public on gender diversity through art, history and politics. Trans artists and educators Cara Tierney and Behc Jax-Lynx strive to stimulate conversation on gender diversity in rural communities with performance art and educational workshops, sharing their ex-

pansive knowledge in art history, health and wellness, and politics. The workshops are not intended for transgender people, as they might not learn anything they don’t already know; they are for non-transgender people, or “cisgender” people, to learn more so that they can come to understand and support transgender people in their pursuit to live normal lives, and have the same basic rights as everyone else. Information on upcoming workshops, including Feb. 15 in Arnprior at the Arnprior Public Library and Feb. 22 in Renfrew at the Renfrew Public Library, can be found at . Those 12 and up are welcome. Tickets to the workshop are $15 each, and registration is required to attend. Workshops like these, as well as pride parades, events and initiatives, can go a long way towards furthering the cause, in particular in rural communities where LGBTQ individuals face increased discrimination. As we say at Canada House: “This is your house no matter who you are or where you come from.”

Kudos to Renfrew’s Catholic churches for job application stance To the editor: I was greatly encouraged by Tiffany Lepack’s article in the Jan. 24 Mercury: ‘Renfrew church does not click to accept changes of summer jobs program.’ The source of my encouragement is that both Roman Catholic churches in our town are not going to be bulldozed by the secular humanism of our current government. These churches will continue as they have in the past to be the ‘voice’ for the least among us – the unborn child, children living in poverty, the elderly and those lying on their deathbeds. I was reminded of the great German theologian Dietrich Bonhoefer who during the rise of the Nazis in Germany continued without fear to oppose the regime. He declared that people can lose their country if it is represented by an anti-Christian regime. Bonhoefer was firmly and rightly convinced that it is not only a Christian right but a Christian’s duty Newsstand value, $2 per copy

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Owls are special birds When it comes to popusharply hooked bill is larity, owls seem everyone’s short and almost hidden favourites. by feathers. It cannot With their round heads stick out as far as a hawk’s and huge eyes, they exude bill for it would interfere an aura of wisdom. with the owl’s hearing. This attribute has been Remarkably, an owl’s face exploited in many Big helps it hear; circles of Screen productions, Harry feathers known as facial Potter movies being case disks gather sound just in point. Because their eyes like satellite dishes. Their are placed on the front of auditory acuity allows their head (to provide bet- Michael Runtz some species to catch prey ter depth perception) they in total darkness. Nature’s Way cannot see well around The head’s width prothem. To compensate, vides great separation of they can swing their heads the ear openings, enabling through an astonishing discrimination of sound 270 degrees and look directly behind on the horizontal plane. Striking them, a motion that no human apart asymmetry of the ear canal shape and from that little girl from The Exorcist placement on the sides of the head can replicate. (one is considerably higher than the Animals generally can’t turn their other) allows for vertical directional heads that much because their neck discrimination. Owls have auditory vertebrae would pinch blood vessels, crosshairs for precisely pinpointing cutting off blood flow to the brain. the location of sounds To avoid this, owl neck vertebrae have Never think that owls can’t see well extremely large canals inside them, at night. Their huge eyes gather light many times the size of the blood ves- and myriad retinal cones (visual sensels they carry. Owls also have reser- sory cells) react to the faintest glow. voirs of blood in their head to draw While their vision may not be as sharp from just in case the blood flow to the as a hawk’s, it functions perfectly well brain becomes compromised. under low light conditions. Owl eyes are large and their bill Our local nesting species are prihelps exaggerate this feature. Their marily nocturnal, although the dark-

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Their fully-feathered feet and mostly white plumage help keep Snowy Owls warm in the coldest of conditions. eyed Barred Owls will hunt in late afternoon. Great Gray Owls, their yellow-eyed cousins from the boreal forest, often visit here in late winter. They are crepuscular while Northern Hawk Owls and Snowy Owls, two other visitors from the north, are diurnal. This winter numerous Snowy Owls have come down from their Arctic nesting grounds. Many are heavily marked with dark, revealing they hatched last summer. Older males

sport unblemished white feathers while the much larger females bear a scattering of dark markings on their plumage. Thus, young females are the darkest Snowy Owls. Snowy Owls are white but not for camouflage. In cold, windswept habitats white, air-filled feathers trap more body heat than do dark, pigmentfilled feathers. For Snowy Owls, white is the warmest colour. But why do young Snowy Owls

have a lot of dark in their feathers? Well, black-tipped feathers wear less quickly than white-tipped ones, and young Snowy Owls often travel greater distances than do adults. Perhaps it is because of the extra miles their feathers must endure. After all, travellers must dress for their journey! The Nature email is mruntz@start. ca

GRAND ROUNDS The Celebration Continues On behalf of the all those who benefit from your support the Renfrew Victoria Hospital and the Foundation extends their thanks! The 14th Celebration of Life Day was another success and a testament to Janet Robertson’s passion for contributing to healthcare in her community and to her family and supporters for keeping her legacy going. Janet’s daughters took time to visit the Digital Mammography suite on Celebration of Life Day in a room named in her honour. “Patients are quick to comment on the comfort of furniture and warm atmosphere of the waiting room—this would not have

been possible with the support RVH receives from this event,” says Barb Desilets, RVHF Executive Director. The girls confirmed funds raised amounted to $23,000.00 that will go to RVH Oncology/Mammography, Hospice Renfrew and a portion to Physician Recruitment. This year an added gift was directed by Janet’s Aunt Nellie. Nellie Acres was a local farmer and former patient of RVH who enjoyed the Healing Garden space and she has offered her support to that initiative, leaving an estate gift of $10,000.00. The RVH Healing Garden is a 3 Phase project with Phase I opening in 2015 and Phase II in 2017.

Janet Robertson’s daughters, April, Alyssa and Amber, carry on the Celebration of Life tradition.

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February 2018 There are a lot of old sayings that have stood the test of time. One of them goes something like this: there is never a dull moment in politics. On January 24th, in what is often considered to be a quieter time (when the Legislature is not sitting), our party and caucus was faced with circumstances that I am sure no one ever wants to have to deal with. Allegations of sexual misconduct were levelled against our then-leader Patrick Brown. Within hours, he had resigned as the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Subsequent to his resignation the Party Executive voted to have a leadership contest so that the membership across Ontario could choose who will lead us into the June 7th election. The timeline to do this will be a very tight one, with the winner being revealed on March 10th. The rules have been laid out, and at the time of the writing of this column, there are three contenders for the job. Christine Elliott, a former MPP who has challenged for the leadership on two previous occasions. Doug Ford, a former councillor and mayoral candidate in the City of Toronto (who up until January 29th was committed to once again running against John Tory for the job of mayor). The third candidate to declare is Caroline Mulroney; Ms. Mulroney was already part of our PC Team as the nominated candidate for York-Simcoe; she was chosen in September and has been out campaigning and meeting constituents ever since. I am supporting Ms. Mulroney’s bid to lead our party. I expect it to be a spirited contest—and whoever emerges as the victor—I believe they will be successful at ending the Liberal Government’s 15 year reign of waste, mismanagement, and scandal. Leaderships are never easy, but I am certain that we will remain united going forward into the June election. I would like to thank many from the riding, and those with connections to the riding, who encouraged me to take a shot at the leadership myself; I appreciate the confidence shown in me and pledge that I will continue to do my very best as your MPP. On a personal note, on January 22nd, after enduring a two week episode with bouts of acute pain, I underwent a procedure to have kidney stones removed. That’s another experience that if you’ve had it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, I am very happy for you. In talking to others, it is actually quite amazing how many people have dealt with the same ailment. My procedure was done at the Pembroke Regional Hospital, and I must point out that every aspect of my care was delivered in a way that can only be described as first class. It was done with a level of professionalism, and compassion, that I was most impressed with. I’ve dealt with kidney stones once before, when I was 30. Being 60, I dealt with them again. If there is a pattern developing here, it must mean I am good until 90—I think I’m okay with that. The recent snow has certainly been of great benefit to our businesses that depend on snowmobiling, skiing, and other winter activities in what otherwise would have to be described as a not very good year. We live in an area that has a four-season economy, and while we don’t like shovelling it nor driving in it, the only thing worse than having too much snow in the wintertime is having none at all. Be safe. 10 The Renfrew Mercury - Thursday, February 15, 2018

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Aprons played important roles for mother Even though I had long since changed out of my school clothes, and what I had on was called play clothes, mother noticed right away that I had forgotten to put on my pinny. It was always my job to set the supper table, and for the life of me I couldn’t imagine why I would have to wear a pinny when I was handling clean dishes. But that was the rule. Any house chores were done only when you had donned your pinny. All mother had to do was say “Mary” and point to the nail behind the kitchen door. We had aprons, or a pinny, for every occasion. Ones made out of flour bags were enormous. When I had to wear one of those when I was churning the cream to make butter, it came from my neck and draped around my feet on the floor. That was so that the splatters of cream didn’t land on whatever clothes I was wearing. These flour bag aprons







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were well used. mother wore them to do heavy house chores and when she baked, and they covered her from her neck to her knees. My sister Audrey wore one too when she was doing her Saturday house chores. And there was always a goodly supply hanging on the nail beside the back door. A full apron was what mother put on when it was time for all of us to sit down to a meal. Off came the big white pinny and on went the print apron. Often it was the same material that had been used for one of mother’s Dan River house dresses. They were bound all around the outside edges with colourful tape, and had a pocket for mother’s hanky. Always there was one hanging at the back door too. Washed and ironed and at the ready. This was so that if mother heard someone drive in the lane, and she was caught wearing the big white flour bag pinny, she would swiftly take it off and grab the clean one at the back door before welcoming anyone into the house. Heaven forbid that she would be caught wearing a pinny with a spot on it, especially if it was one of the big flour bag creations. My favourite apron was the little half apron; the one that just came from your waist to your knees and tied at the back. They almost always had a frill around them, and certainly there would be a little pocket. If mother had any rickrack braid left over from something she had made, it would be used to fancy up the little half apron. These came in two sizes … bigger ones for mother and my sister, and then smaller ones for me. This was the apron I had to use to set the supper table. Aprons were changed as soon as a spot appeared. They would be tossed in the hamper waiting for the Monday washing and of course, they would be ironed, and often the little half apron would be treated to a dab of starch so they were always crisp and never went limp over

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whatever you were wearing. The print aprons were kept in a washstand that sat between the bake table and the back door. This washstand was bigger than the other ones in the house, and had a deep drawer, and once an apron was washed and ironed, it was laid out flat in the washstand. And there was no rooting around in the drawer either. Even though I might like one little half apron better than another, I had to take the one closest to the top. It seemed to me there was a lot of fuss made over something as simple as an apron. Why I had to wear one just to set the supper table, why mother only wore the flour bag aprons if no one was around, and why they couldn’t be worn until they were good and soiled, were all mysteries to me. It was my sister Audrey who taught me that there were other uses for aprons too. They were ideal to bunch up to carry eggs from the egg house, or vegetables from the cellar. And if I accidentally soiled the clothes I was wearing, the apron hid the spot until I could change before mother discovered it. Always homemade, they came from scraps of material or flour bags, and were a lot cheaper than the ones at Walker’s Store, which cost at least 19 cents. Imagine, a whole 19 cents … a waste of a hard earned dollar. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to https://www. and type MaryRCook for ebook purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at wick2@sympatico. ca. Mary Cook is a longtime writer with several books in print and in electronic copies. She appears as a regular columnist.

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On Friday, March 3, 1922, one of the greatest events in North American religious history took place. Millions of church women throughout Canada and the United States met as a great sisterhood for a day of prayer. Today, that day of prayer is observed by women and men around the world in 113 languages. The purpose of the World Day of Prayer is prayer with “immediate application.” In Canada, informed prayer and prayerful action has provided over half a million dollars in

grants to justice projects over the last five years alone. The World Day of Prayer was started by women on both sides of the border who had endured a war in which they had little agency. A local World Day of Prayer service will be held at: Renfrew Presbyterian Church, Friday, March 2 at 2 p.m. For more information on the World Day of Prayer services in Renfrew, please contact: Mary-Lynn McConnachie, 613-433-3300.










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Community paramedics making a difference in Renfrew County TIFFANY LEPACK

The thought of having the flu can make anyone feel queasy. But what to do is also a big question plaguing the young and old. A 52-year-old female in Renfrew was recently faced with these questions. She thought she had flu-like symptoms; instead of going to the emergency department she called the County of Renfrew Community Paramedic Response Unit (CPU) 1-844-860-2778. The goal of the CPU is to reduce the number of emergency department visits and non-urgent calls made to 911. Phones are answered 24-7. The call is received by J.F. Duchaine, who has been a CPU for more than a year. Within an hour he is dispatched to her house. Once there, he is able to assess her, check her vital signs and talk to her about her symptoms. He determines that she has a virus and not the flu. If she were over 65 he would have been able to conduct a

swab test for the flu. He also coaches her on the best steps moving forward and tells her if it gets worse to call back. She says the care was excellent, speedy, and efficient. She made the call because she didn’t want to go to the hospital with the flu where she could have infected others. “It was a 25-minute visit and this has a huge impact on the community, it’s one less visit to the emergency department,” said Duchaine. “It is more efficient.” Comparing December 2016 to December 2017: 911 calls overall are down 5.1 per cent where the CPU is offered and there has been a decrease in transports by 23.4 per cent influenced by the CPU. This is the second year the CPU and the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) received funding for more units during the flu season in anticipation of call volume increase at this time of the year “There is no doubt our health-care system is under unprecedented pressure,” said County of Renfrew chief REQUEST FOR QUOTATION RFQ #2018-600-01


paramedic Mike. Nolan is proud of the paramedics working upstream before calling 911 during what he says is an extremely busy time of year and free paramedics for their next emergency call. “It is absolutely without a doubt making a difference,” said Nolan. “We have seen a dramatic reduction of people calling 911 or going to the emergency department this flu season.” He is currently in discussion with the LHIN to extend the program. “I think it’s needed, how much depends on the wave. If all is well at the end of February we don’t need to add resources, but based on the resources we have now, I don’t see that.” The CPU program has been running in Renfrew County for 10 years and the services offered include: assessment and testing on scene of influenza-like illness, IV start/re-start/ removal, fluid replacement therapy, vital signs/wellness assessment, fall risk assessment, point of care testing, medication injections, blood draw collection and remote monitoring


for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure and diabetic clients. Nolan said it’s all about being proactive. “The big part of it is finding you before you call 911. If you call we didn’t get to you soon enough,” he said. “If we know a service to help you, we can connect you with them as well.” They are also able to follow the patient’s progress via remote patient monitoring, such as for those people who have heart issues or diabetes. “There are hundreds in the county who are following a routine community paramedics have set up and are alerted to help,” said Nolan. “It’s super cutting edge and the monitoring is helping them.” For example, someone who has breathing issues - if something spikes the CPU will receive a cell phone notification and they are able to call and check in on the patients. For more information call 1-844860-2778 or email Tiffany Lepack/Metroland




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J.F. Duchaine, with the County of Renfrew Community Paramedic Response Unit (CPRU) examines a patient who thinks she has flu like symptoms. CPRUs are able to come to a person’s home and examine them. For more information call 1-844-860-2778.


The Champlain Dementia Network is pleased to announce the official launch of an ongoing public awareness and social media campaign designed to encourage people diagnosed or impacted by dementia to plan, discuss, and implement their wishes through advanced care planning. When a diagnosis of dementia is received, there are so many feelings, fears and plans to make. While the dementia journey is different for every person and family, there will come a time when deeper conversations are difficult. Talking about advanced care, and developing a detailed plan, can help ease the burden.The advanced care planning resources developed by the CDN, in partnership with the Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program, are designed to guide people who have been diagnosed with dementia to create a plan for advanced care. These resources can be found online through the following link: The Champlain Dementia Network involves more than 40 providers of care across Ottawa.

Falls prevention focus of class for seniors in Calabogie Falls are one of the major health concerns for seniors. The injuries that can result from a fall can range from a bit of bruising to loss of life. Through the Ministry of Health, the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and family physiotherapy, Calabogie is very active in offering and promoting the Falls Prevention Program. Kinesiologist Susan Veale has been teaching this program twice a week at the Calabogie Community Centre for the past four years. Anyone over the age of 65 years living in Greater Madawaska is eligible to participate free of charge. This program has recently become certified under the heart wise exercise program through the Ottawa Heart Institute. The exercises range from chair movements to walking. The recommendation for exercise is 150 minutes over fiveto-seven days per week to benefit your cardiovascular system, your respiratory system, your musculoskeletal system and help Submitted with blood sugar control. To find out more information on how to join, please call To find out more information on how to join Calabogie’s Falls Prevention course for 613-752-1540. seniors, call 613-752-1540.

Renfrew Chamber of Commerce seeks award nominations TIFFANY LEPACK

Vive la Paris! It was be “An Evening in Paris” for the annual Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce awards on May 31. The chamber has opened up nominations for the annual celebration and is encouraging people to send in their picks. “We have some pretty awesome

people out there and there is a lot of good in our community,” said Gail Laird, manager with the chamber. “I think we should recognize the individuals who do volunteer and the businesses in our area doing some very innovative stuff for Renfrew and area.” This year there are seven awards up for grabs: Citizen of the Year, Community Champion of the Year, Outstanding Business Achievement Award, Industry of the Year, New

Business Award, Argi-Business of the Year and Young Person of the year. “It’s important people nominate individuals who stand out in the community,” said Laird. The celebration will take place at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre starting at 5:30 p.m. with networking and she hopes the night will be wrapped up by 8 p.m. As to the theme, “We have some different ideas all surrounding Paris,” said Laird.

“You never know what we will come up with.” The chamber will also be recognizing long-standing community businesses that have been operating for more than 20 years. Nomination forms can be picked up at the chamber office located at: 161 Raglan St. S., received via email at or online at Nominations will be accepted until April 21 at 3 p.m.

Former reporter Danny Gallagher set to release new book Former Douglas resident and Montreal Expos historian Danny Gallagher is coming out later this year with his fourth book on the Expos, this time on the 1981 squad. The book is called Blue Monday: The Expos, The Dodgers and the Home Run That Changed Everything and will be released by prestigious Toronto publisher Dundurn Press.

The book will be 256 pages long with 20 photos and a number of Excel charts and illustrations. Gallagher, a former Renfrew Mercury reporter, who played senior baseball for the Douglas Expos and Renfrew Red Sox, did 65 interviews, including several long chats with Rick Monday, who hit the famous home run off of Expos pitcher Steve Rogers.

“My first chat with Rick for this book was about 45 minutes long and then months later, we talked for another 75 minutes,’’ Gallagher said. “I also talked with Steve Rogers and many other players and officials with both the Expos and Dodgers. “The book takes a broad look at the 1981 season with emphasis on the post-season, especially the memorable

at-bat involving Monday and Rogers. There are a lot of nuggets in the book, a lot of secrets unlocked.’’ Gallagher was a reporter for the Renfrew Mercury in the 1970s. The book is now available for pre-ordering. Customers can go to chapters. and order for a discounted price of $21.35, compared to the regular price of $23.99.




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CLUES ACROSS 1. Emperor of Russia 5. Abounding in rocks 11. Increase in speed 14. Music app 15. Not nice 18. Tables (Span.) 19. Decomposes 21. __ student: learns healing 23. Nursemaid 24. Joke-teller 28. Male parent 29. Group of countries (abbr.) 30. “Rambling Rose” actor Lukas 32. Midway between south and southwest 33. Cartoon Network (abbr.) 35. Peacock network 36. Principal ethnic group of China 39. Made of fermented honey and water 41. Exclamation of surprise 42. Evaluates skill or knowledge

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, if you are approaching an emotional overload, you will need to schedule time to decompress. Find an activity that relaxes you and delve into that to clear your head. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you are the eternal optimist this week. As a result, you may not be able to accurately assess all situations. Ask a friend for advice before making any big decisions.

44. Stage in ecological succession 46. Ethnic group of SE Asia 47. Not small 49. A cat is one 52. Broken piece 56. French president 58. Artist’s workroom 60. Ability to apply knowledge and skills 62. Visually stunning 63. Ancient region south of Dead Sea

LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, even if you have been relatively good at managing money, you may need to tighten the pursestrings for the next few weeks. Financial discipline now will pay dividends later.

You are very good at giving others credit, Sagittarius. But this week people may be singing your praises. It’s fine to be modest about it, but don’t downplay your contributions.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Contradictions should not surprise you this week, Virgo. Focus on fixing as much as you can while you have an opportunity to do so. It’s a big job.

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, do not fear if you seem to be falling out of sync with a close friend. There will be ample opportunities to rekindle the relationship. Right now you may need a breather.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you make friends easily, and this week your social circle figures to expand even further. Embrace this opportunity and enjoy beginning a new relationship.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a romantic relationship can be taken to a new level when buried desires come to the surface. Give yourself plenty of time to pursue these feelings.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, some of your most innovative ideas may be met with lukewarm responses. Do not let this derail your plans. You just need to be a little more persuasive.

PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, this is a week when you want to double-check everything that you do. Be sure to dot every “I” and cross every “T.” Details matter.

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Hoops for Hospice

Elena Valliquette, left, with the ball, has a tough decision to make before Rylie Moore, left, comes from behind to make it for her. The St. Thomas girls recently participated in a basketball tournament at St. Joe’s that raised $405 for Renfrew Hospice. Top: Hatti Wizotski weaves her way through with the ball with Sheylannah Donaghy at her side.

Renfrew Minor hockey teams enter 2018 playoff season Renfrew Midget Timberwolves went unbeaten at 21-0-3 winning three road games. The first was a 6-2 matchup Jan. 28 in Deep River. Tyson Johnston was in goal and Carter Bleeks had two goals. Singles came from Nicholas Wright, Tyler Blackburn, Jared Burnette and Justin Schutt. They won in Arnprior 3-1 Jan. 30 with Bryce Schaap in goal. Thomas Barber fired a pair and Burnette also netted two goals. The Wolves made another tour to Deep River Jan. 31, winning 4-2 with Johnston in goal. Nicholas Crozier, Thomas Barber, Jared Burnette and Brett Clouthier scored. The Wolves enjoy a first-round bye to the semifinals. Bantam Wolves will face Pembroke in the first round with game two in

Renfrew Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. In peewee Wolves action, Renfrew lost 5-0 Feb. 2 to Valley Storm at MaTe-Way. Rylie Moore made 20 saves and was their best player on the evening. They face Deep River in the playoffs. The atom Wolves lost 3-1 to Valley Storm Feb. 2 at Ma-Te-Way. Easton Clarke and Tait Skelhorn in goal were outshot 21-7. The goal was scored by Greyer Craig and assisted by Colin Charron. The team went 0-2-1 in a tournament in Peterborough Jan. 12-14. Lakyn Zadow, Kane Yeretch, Corson Scobie and Greyer Craig scored. Novice and atom Wolves will start on the road in round one. In midget house action, Northern Photo lost a thriller 3-2 Feb. 3 at home

to Barry’s Bay with a second left while short-handed. Avery Campbell and Carter Haaima scored. Goalie Connery Campbell made 17 saves. Northern Photo edged Muskrat 2-1 Feb.4. Campbell made 18 saves for the win. Hunter Gilchrist and Connor Zohr scored. Northern Photo and Eastern Rink Services tied Feb. 5 - 2-2. Haaima scored with 11:4 seconds left and Matthew Sarsfield also scored. Avery Campbell had two assists and Connery Campbell was strong with 17 more saves. Jack O’Grady scored both goals for Eastern Rink Services. Goalie Meadow Congdon stopped 20 for the draw. In novice house news, Kelly Homes

shut out Petawawa 3-0 Feb. 3. Matty Charron had a shutout. Ryder Scobie, John Grace and Crosby Campbell scored. Charron earned another shutout 5-0 over Muskrat Feb. 4. Wyatt Kelly fired a pair singles and others came from John Grace, Zach Clemmer and Landin Legris. Arnprior beat McLaren’s Orchards 6-2 Feb. 4. Noah Valliancourt scored twice and Liam Mick was in nets. Mick had a shutout in Deep River 6-0. Valliancourt scored three more. Thomas Leclaire, Bentley McGregor and Sawyer Schueneman also scored. Summer Scheuneman had three assists while Ryan Merpaw had two. Rink Rats rolled Deep River 6-2 Feb. 4. Owen Breshnehan was in nets. William Moriarty and Gage Skelhorn

scored two goals each and singles came from Ethan Frew and Mason Lafont. In peewee house, Ontario Power Generation managed two wins on the road, including 1-0 in Arnprior. Lincoln Sammon scored. Next was a 4-1 win in Deep River. Davis Runtz, Lincoln Sammon, Connor Pilgrim and Cayden McKinnon scored. They also tied in Eganville 1-1. Davis Runtz tallied.Their only defeat was a 5-1 loss in Petawawa Jan. 22. Carter Debeau and Wyatt Crozier split the duties in goal. In atom house, Canadian Tire got three goals by Josh Rudy in a 3-2 win over Fort Coulonge. Zander Stehlr was in goal. With files from Jeff Rekowski

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Renfrew Curling interclub competitions heat up


Renfrew plays in a number of interclub competitions and one of them is the Upper Ottawa Valley Interclub Curling League, otherwise known as the Superleague. It consists of seven Valley teams



from Deep River, Killaloe, Renfrew and Pembroke. Renfrew is represented by the team of Brian Yolkowskie, Dave Eady, Andy Miller and Jim Berg, and last year in their first year of competition they took home all the hardware and top prize money. This year they are chasing a pair of

Deep River teams, Leo Buckley and league leaders Chris Moore featuring Renfrew’s own Joe Kasaboski. As the final games are played out, Eady and the lads should make the playoffs and as we all know anything can happen. In Low Cup play, Renfrew travelled to Deep River to face






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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-432-6689, E-mail: 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, please. Please note that unfortunately there will be no Community Soup kitchen held at Our Lady of Fatima church during the months of February and March. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. There will be a Community Soup Kitchen April 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thank you for you patronage and understanding.

TUES., WED. AND THURS. Walking in the Halls at St. Joseph’s High School in Renfrew from 4 to 7 p.m. from November to April. Indoor shoes are required, for more information contact Marlene Lavallee: 613432-4072 or via email: marlene17@ .

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS The townships of Bonnechere Valley and North Algona Wilberforce along with Opeongo High School invite you to “Walk the Halls” for fitness, at Opeongo High School Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your indoor shoes and sign in upon arrival. This is a free school sponsored event. Walking will be cancelled on school snow days. For more info contact Dana Jennings at 613 628 3101 Ext 226.

$40 (two adults and three kids).

Centre: a bit of history, some education points, and a lot of bragging”. Learn why this outdoor, all-season FEBRUARY 18 AND 25 forest area is so special to so many. Gospel Meetings at the Ma-Te-Way Eganville Legion, social 7 p.m., meetActivity centre (second floor), every Sunday at 4 p.m. (Feb. 11 starts at 6:30 ing 7:30 p.m. Members free; visitors $5. p.m.) The purpose of these services FEBRUARY 16 is to better acquaint ourselves with Horton Country Dance featuring Ray Friends and Family Breakfast on Famthe simple truths that were lived and Kohlsmith & Friends at the Horton ily Day from 9 to 11 a.m. at Renfrew taught by Jesus. People of all faiths Community Centre starts at 8 p.m. Presbyterian Church. All proceeds goare cordially invited to attend. There Cost is $10 for more information got will be no request for participation or ing to Renfrew & Area Seniors’ Home to Support. Families are encouraged to contribution. call ahead to reserve a table. Advance The Golden Age Activity Centre is tickets available for $10. Call 613-432having a spaghetti and bun lunch at FEBRUARY 19 7691 or drop in. noon for $7. Entertainment at 1 p.m. Monthly meeting of the Renfrew will be with Barry Martin and Lou Chapter of the Canadian FederaBelleville. A great day to get out and tion of University Women. The club FEBRUARY 20, AND 27 have some fun. For information call: promotes lifelong learning and funds Champlain Seniors +55 Euchre and 613-431-8289. scholarships in an atmosphere of Floor Shuffleboard held at the Wing friendship and fun. We invite all wom- in Renfrew, every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Did you forget or have you been en (a University degree is no longer Membership $5/year. Pot luck the forgotten? Valentines dog house soup required) who share these interests first Tuesday of the month. New and sandwich luncheon. Entertainto join us at our February meeting, members welcome. No experience ment by Julie Laroque from 11:30 Quail Creek sunroom at 1 p.m. This necessary. For more info call 613-432a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost $8. More info month’s speaker will be Judy Ewart 4828. contact Eganville & District Seniors, 30 from Seniors Home Support. For Bell St. 613-628-2354 further information, please call Susan FEBRUARY 20 Ringrose at 432-7405 or Barb Haydock The Golden Age Activity Centre plays at 432-6894. host to the Grade 2 class from Queen FEBRUARY 17 Elizabeth School at 10:30 a.m. At 1 Cash Spiel at the Renfrew Curling p.m. drop by and get in on a game of Club, 195 Xavier Street, Renfrew Cost: The Eganville and Area Horticultural Society welcomes everyone to Wayne dominos. Beginners are welcome. $220 per team, three-six end games, Remus and Lyndsey Mask’s presentacash prize. Contact: Renfrew Curling tion “Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Rink 613-432-5001 Institute Hall. And on Feb. 15, Deadline to register Feb. 12 at the Burnstown United Church. Cost $20. Bring Your own lunch. Contact Helen Gunn 613-432-4467

Northcote Fun Day at 404 Northcote Rink Rd. Come out for a day of winter fun starting with breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m., snowmobile poker run (weather permitting) registraEVERY FRIDAY tion from 9:30 to 11 a.m., afternoon Fish Fry Charity event: Knights of Columbus will be serving a fish and chip events start at 2 p.m. children’s games, hockey, skating, log sawing, nail hamsupper every Friday during Lent (not mering etc. good Friday). Meals start Feb. 16 to March 23 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Location Four hand Euchre from 2 to 4 p.m. is at the Knights Hall at 313 Raglan St. Meals all day. Closing with ticket draw at 8:30 p.m. Free admission, for more South. Price is $10 per person and all information contact Mary Crozier 613profits go to charity. Call Brian Long at 613-432-0887 or Don Coyne at 613- 432-6388. 433-9296 for more information. Quilter’s play date at the Renfrew Armouries Featuring a log cabin FEBRUARY quilt. (Bring your own machine and Donate your empties to help Valsupplies) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To ley Animal Rescue. Empties can be dropped off at the Renfrew Beer Store register call Katrina 613-717-1878. Cost is $45 to register and should do all month. Share the Love Weekend so before February 14 Proceeds to the Bottle Drive Blitz will take place on Renfrew Agricultural SocietyBeginners Feb. 17 and 18; drop off your empty welcome - we will show you how. beer, wine, and liquor bottles in support of Valley Animal Rescue. Volunteers will be on hand that weekend to Boot, Scoot and Ride: fundraiser for the Renfrew Fair at the Renfrew meet and greet. Armouries from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a mechanical bull ($2 per ride or $5 FEBRUARY 15 Tote Bag Workshops: a fundraiser for all night), DJ by Chris Cooper, chilli/ hot dogs, free photo booth and door Burnstown Women’s Institute. Date prizes. Cost is $10 per person, family Sat. Feb. 10 at 10 a.m., Deadline to rate $30 (two adults and two kids) or register Feb. 5. White Lake Women’s

FEBRUARY 21 Memories and Me Workshop with local author Johanna Zomers. Learn how to develop family history and memories into story format with or without photos. Eight weeks starting, at 1 p.m. Eganville Seniors, 30 Bell St. Eganville. Workshop Cost $20. Bring your own supplies. Space is limited. Register before Feb. 16. More info. 613-628-2354. Northern Lights Seniors, Lions Hall Hwy #41, Griffith will be having the president of the Renfrew County Seniors Games here for a presentation at 1:30 p.m. Come here about all the games offered and how you can show your talent or try one out, there is a fee involved. Games are held in June and at different locations.

FEBRUARY 22 Renfrew Silver Seniors noon hour luncheon at the Renfrew Legion, no charge but please bring donation of food or money for the food bank. New members welcome $5 per year to join. Euchre at the Horton Community Centre at 7 p.m. Cost $4 per person and includes light lunch. Drop ins welcome


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The family of the late Nelson Roesner (Poppa) would like to thank all for the prayers, cards, calls, food, flowers, and donations to Hospice Renfrew during this difficult time. Many thank to Rev. Bill McMillan for his support and meaningful service and Ron Watson for his lovely guitar music. Also thanks to the staff at the Zohr Funeral Home, Eganville and my sister Darlene and her husband Kornil for the lovely luncheon at their home. Special thanks to the Ottawa Civic Hospital and Hospice Renfrew for the kindness that all the Doctors, nurses and staff showed us at this time. Special thanks to the pallbearers, Jack, David, Ray, Brandon, Emily, Rayann, and Jorja Roesner. God Bless You All, Esther and Family

Colin & Eleanor Pae Diamond Wedding Anniversary 2.14.1958 - 2.14.2018 Congratulations on 60 years of marriage Wishing you many more With love, Sandra, David and all your family xxx CARD OF THANKS




Our family would like to extend our sincere gratitude for all of the condolences and support during the recent death of our mother, Maureen Hogan. Special thanks to Dr. Susan Kurian for her care during our mother’s lengthy hospital stay, as well as Dr. Fishman, Dr. Fitzsimon and Dr. Greenough and the nursing and support staff at ADMH, your compassionate care was truly appreciated. To Fr. Robert Ryan, and members of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help family and CWL, our thanks for your prayers , support and lovely luncheon. We would also like to thank Andre Pilon and the staff of Pilon Family Funeral Home for their truly professional care, personal touches and guidance during this difficult time. All cards, flowers, and donations made in her name have touched our hearts.

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Elaine and family of the late Ken Burke would like to express our deepest appreciation to all for their kindness and support during this difficult time. Special thanks to Pastor Bruce, Lisa and church family, Dr. Michael Fishman, staff of the Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital and Lisa of Boyce Funeral Home.


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April 28, 1949 February 5, 2018 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Brenda Tanner, age 68, at Groves Park Lodge, Renfrew on Monday February 5th, 2018. Beloved wife to Jim V. Tanner, loving mother of Jim A. Tanner (Kate), and mother and grandmother to Jessie (Brendan Dillon) and Tonia (Jon Hickman). Brenda is survived by her siblings Betty McGowan (Brian), Mick Hamilton (late Karen), Connie Hodgins (Gary), Jane Hamilton (Dean) and Jodi Peck (Bruce). Also loved and remembered by many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law, extended family and friends. Brenda is predeceased by her parents Rachel (Laframboise) and Vincent Hamilton. Brenda was dedicated to her family and work, having retired after 41years from Smurfit-Stone in Portage. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff at Groves Park Lodge for their care and compassion. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during memorial visitation at the Zohr Family Funeral Home, 22 Raglan Street South Renfrew, on Monday from 2-4 pm. Memorial Service and reception will be held on Tuesday February 13th, 2018 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 96 Argyle St. Renfrew at 10:30am. Donations may be made online at to either the Alzheimer’s Society or St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Renfrew.




November 9, 1934 February 8, 2018 Miller, James “Ralph” peacefully at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Susan Miller for 60 years. Loving father of Beth (Frank) Foran, Cindy (Peter) Holbrook, Cheryl Miller, Scott (Caryn Stitt). Poppy Ralph to Matthew (Breanne), Katrina (Brad), Tyler (Shannon), Josh, Holly (Shane), Nicholas (Makyla), Kendra, and Paige. Proud great-grandfather of 8 great-grandchildren. Survived by his sister Eileen (Glen Campbell). Predeceased by his parents Mervyn & Sadie Miller as well as his brother Barclay. As a younger man Ralph enjoyed playing softball and he graduated from Kemptville Agricultural College in 1952. Ralph was well known for showing off his prized registered Shorthorn Cattle. He was the Manager of the “Man the Provider” building during Expo 67, and became a superintendent with the Royal Winter Fair of which he took part for 50 years. The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to Dr. DiPaolo for his incredible care and support, as well as to the many nurses at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital who provided endless care and friendship. Visitation will be held at the Zohr Family Funeral Home, Renfrew, on Sunday, February 11th, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral service will take place at Lochwinnoch Presbyterian Church on Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 10:30 am. Spring interment Goshen Cemetery. Those desiring may make donations in memory of Ralph to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation - Dialysis Unit or the Lochwinnoch Presbyterian Church on-line at




(BSc, M.D., FRCP (C) ) Emeritus Died at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Saturday February 10th at the age of 85. Son of the late Frederick Simson and Mary Stewart. Survived by his wife Carol Ann Cotnam, his sons David and Richard (Paula). Predeceased by his first wife Mary Kedrosky. Beloved “second Dad” to the Mulvihill children, John (Celso), late Mary (Steve Jolicouer), Louis (Salwa), Timothy (Deborah), Andrew, Barbara (Marshall Netherwood), Shelagh (Peter Korth), and Michael. Brother of Robert Stewart Simson (Sharon) and Freda (Edward Barakett). He will be lovingly remembered by his several grandchildren, great-children, nieces, nephews, the Simson, Kedrosky, Mulvihill and Cotnam families. Stan attended Westdale High School in Hamilton and then received his Bachelor of Science in 1954 at McMaster University. In 1958 he received his M.D. at Western University and CRPC Psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 1968 and his FRCP (C) in 1988. Prior to studying Psychiatry, Stan was in general practice in Ancaster, ON for five years. Stan will be remembered as a kind and gentle man who was well respected in his community by his vocation of medicine and in particular psychiatry. He always worked to eradicate the stigma of mental illness. His practice ended in 2013 after 55 years of service. He spent 42 years in private practice in Renfrew and was a member of the medical staff at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. In his time away from work he enjoyed the outdoors, golf, hockey, baseball and the arts. A special thank you to Dr. John Matosh and Dr. Robert Duggan and the staff of the third floor of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital for the exemplary care given to Stan during his hospital stay. Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St, S, Renfrew on Friday February 16th from 2-4, 7-9 pm and after 9:30 am Saturday. Funeral services will be held at the Renfrew Presbyterian Church on Saturday February 17th at 11:00am. Spring Interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Donations in Stan’s memory may be made to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation. Online condolences/donations may be made at






From Dacre, peacefully at Hospice Renfrew with family by his side on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betty” Blemkie (St. Louis) for 58 years. Loving father and best friend to Gary (Sharon) Blemkie of Renfrew and Robert (Kim) Blemkie of Dacre. Proud grandfather to Candice (Bryan), Mandy (Kevin), Krista (Justin), Joel (Karla), Megan (Kris) and Melissa. Dearly loved Greatgrandfather to Kaleb, Quinley and Buckley. Survived by his sisters Mary Windle and Margaret Legris, his brother Bernard “Bonzo” Blemkie as well as his brother-inlaw Donald (Barb) St Louis and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Father Brennan, Dr. Pinard, Dr. DiPaolo and the nurses and staff at both the Renfrew Victoria Hospital and Hospice Renfrew for their care and compassion. Professional services have been entrusted to the Zohr Family Funeral Home and at Bud’s request cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held in the spring. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice Renfrew online at



Bradley, Dale

MOONEY, Michael

Michael Mooney 70 years, passed away on February 5, 2018 in Windsor, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband and best friend of Carol for 44 years. Loving father of Joanne and Ruby Donaldson (Stephen). Dear grandfather of Isabella, Morgan and Mikaela. Loved brother of the late Maureen Mooney. Sadly missed by his nephew Robert and Godchildren Sandra Garofalo and Steve Stewart. Mike retired from Boeing after 30 years of service. He was an athlete and represented the Belleville School for the Deaf in the Deaf Olympics in Washington D.C. (1965) and in Europe (1967) playing volleyball. Affectionately known as a “Gentle Giant”, Mike had such a sweet and genuine soul that anyone who had the privilege to know him, would love him. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated. A celebration of his life will be held in his hometown of Arnprior, Ontario at a later date to be determined. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Cremation Society of Windsor and Essex County. Share memories at


Passed away peacefully with his family at his side on February 4, 2018 at the Grove Nursing Home in Arnprior. Dale of Pakenham, Ontario, at the age of 93. Beloved husband to the late Ruth (nee Clarke). Survived by his two sons Allan and Rob (the late Nancy, nee Neumann). Proud “Grandpa” to Thomas (Liz), Mike (Bridget), Shawn (Sarah), Gracie and Kyra, also greatgrandfather to Edith. Brother of Lee and Dalton also predeceased by three sisters and four brothers. As per Dale’s final wishes, there will not be a formal service. Donations in memory of Dale may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care Of C. R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc. (127 Church St., Almonte, Ont. 613-256-3313) Condolences & Tributes:




JORDAN, Gloria

PELLETIER, Leona “Lee”

Peacefully at the Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew with loved ones by her side on Monday evening, February 5th, 2018; Leona Mae Pelletier; formerly of Arnprior and Ingleside passed away at the age of 85 years. Beloved wife of the late Edwin Pelletier. Dearly loved mother of Jerry Pelletier (late Lucie Dumouchel), Judy Rouleau (late Jake), Paul Pelletier, Patrick James, Donald Pelletier (Saskia), Wayne Pelletier (Merlyn) and Peter Pelletier. Cherished and proud “Grandma” of Derek, Marc, Jenna, Brandon, Scott, Gregory, Russell, Caelan, Mathias and Tristan and “Great-Grandma” of Alexis, Kenzie, Xavier, Jonathan, Roan, Jake, Hanna, Eli and Jillian. Dear sister of Gloria Litwinowich (late Ben), Edith Bérubé (Hector) and Donald Ferguson (Marion). Predeceased by her parents: William and Mabel Ferguson. Relatives and friends paid their respects during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12 to 12:45 p.m. A Tribute to Leona followed in the Pilon Family Chapel at 1 o’clock. In memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or your favorite charity would be appreciated. Condolences/Tributes


It is with great sadness that Reggie’s family announce his passing, at Bonnechere Manor on Sunday February 11th, 2018 after along struggle at the age of 83. Reggie will be always remembered by his children late Timothy (Linda), Terry (Michelle), Robert (Bonnie), Constance (Richard Collins) and Kyle. Predeceased by his former spouse Sonja Wright (nee Fleming). Dear grandpa of Craig (Amanda), Curtis (Charlotte), Carrie, Christina (Andrew), Robbie (Jessica), Christopher (Mallory), Jackie (Jason), Scott and Layne. Dear great-grandpa of Brandon, Tiffany, Ireland, Samantha, Landon, Lily, Quentin, Cayden, Addylayde, Rory, Piper and Zoey. Predeceased by his granddaughter Stephanie Joy Wright. At Reggie’s request cremation will take place. Donations to Bonnechere Manor Foundation would be most appreciated. Online condolences/donations may be made at

It is with great sadness that we announce that our family’s matriarch, Gloria Edna May Jordan passed away peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital while surrounded by the love of family on Wednesday evening, February 7th, 2018. She was in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Jay Jordan (May 17, 2008). Dearly loved mother of Michael (Roxanne) of Wasaga Beach; Peter of Arnprior and Valerie DeWolf (late Peter) of Braeside. Cherished Nanny of 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a son, Terry (Mary Lynn of Arnprior) as well as 2 daughters: Lynn Wilson (late Harry) and Penny Lamendeau (John of Arnprior). Gloria was the last surviving child of the late William and Mabel Donnelly. Also predeceased by her brothers: Henry and Johnny and her sister, Frances Henderson (late William). A devoted wife, proud mom and doting nanny, Gloria always put family first. Her dry sense of humour and quick wit will be missed by all who knew her. Friends were invited to join us during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning from 10 to 10:45. A Tribute to Gloria followed in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory, donations to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences/Donations



KALLIES, Ronald Alfred

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Jan 31st, 2018 at the Almonte General Hospital at the age of 75. Beloved husband of the late Edna Joan Kallies. Loving father of Robert Kallies, Rodney Kallies (Bev), Tammy-Rose MacDowall (Tam) and Ronald Jr. Kallies (Mary). Loving Grandfather to Curtis, Shannon, Andy and Cassandra along with his Great Grandchildren, Kaleigh, Keegan, Brandon, Jaide, Noah, Sophie, and Serena. Survived by his brother Grenville Kallies. Ron is predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Vera Kallies, his two sisters, Marlene McFadden and Shirley Smith (late Al) along with his niece Sue-Ann McFadden. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. In respecting Ronald’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. Cremation. All professional arrangements entrusted to the care of Zohr Family Funeral Home, Renfrew. Those desiring may make donations in memory of Ron to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, online at


Passed away at home in Kemptville in February 2018 at the age of 68 years. Beloved husband and best friend to Ursela Desjardins. Survived by his brother Leo (Lois), sister Pauline (Dale) Carnegie and sisterin-law Wilma D e s j a r d i n s . Predeceased by his parents Alma and Armand Desjardins and his brothers Ronald and Donald and sisters Eileen and Annette. He will be sadly missed by dear friends Wayne and Charlie and by his many nieces and nephews. Many thanks to his extended support family. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring. Donations may be made to the Kemptville Salvation Army, Box 295, Kemptville, ON, K0G 1J0. Arrangements of care of the Kemptville Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 613-258-2435

Yuill, Clare G.

Passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer in the Almonte General Hospital on February 6, 2018. Clare of Almonte, Ontario at the age of 58. Sadly missed by his two daughters Sherri (Jeff) and Lisa (Robb). Proud “Grampa” of Kate and Brendan. Predeceased by his parents Guy and Edna. Survived by his siblings Elda (Lloyd) and Ruby (Basil), as well as several nieces and nephews. Longtime friend and neighbour of Pat Gleeson. Donations in memory of Clare may be made to the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. A Celebration of Clare’s Life will be held in the Almonte Civitan Hall on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 4pm to 7pm. Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care Of C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc. 127 Church St., Almonte, Ont. 613-256-3313 Condolences & Tributes:



Sister Brenda Kavanagh, c.s.c. Sister of Holy Cross Sister Brenda, Kathleen Callaghan, was born in Montreal, the only child of her birth parents, the late Richard Callaghan and Catherine McKenna. The late James Kavanagh and Rose O’Reilly chose her to be their daughter and she became known as Kathleen Kavanagh. Kathleen entered the congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1935 and was given the name Sister Brenda which evolved to Sister Brenda Kavanagh. Sister Brenda entered into eternal peace on February 7, 2018, in her 102nd. year and is mourned by her Sisters and Associates in the Holy Cross community, family members in England, many friends and former students. Her many music students in Alexandria and Renfrew, ON, and St. Gabriel’s in Montreal, will remember her love of music. Sister also had responsibilities within the community, as archivist, and as local superior at the convent on Baseline Road. Pastoral ministry in the parish in Kemptville, where she loved to visit those who were shut in, was one of her most loved ministries, while caring for her garden of flowers, especially roses, and tending to her dogs and cats were special activities! Prayer service will be held at St. Joseph Pavilion, St. Laurent, Montreal, at 10:45 on Tuesday, Feb. 13, with Celebration of the Mass of Christian burial at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.



ZITZKE, Frieda

(Lifelong Dairy Farmer) Peacefully at The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior in the early morning hours of Monday, February 12th, 2018; Frieda Paula Zitzke, a long time resident of rural St. Sebastien, Quebec passed away at the age of 93. Beloved wife and partner of the late Herbert Zitzke. Cherished mother of Knut Ziztke (Nancy) of St. Sebastien, Quebec and Karen DeLuca (Ken) of Arnprior. Fondly loved and remembered by her grandchildren: Paul, Erika and Laura. The last surviving child of the late Heinrich and Anna Hansen, Frieda was also predeceased by her sisters: Emma Rothman (late Willi) and Anna Boysen (late Heinz). A ceremony in celebration of Frieda’s life will be held in Bedford, Quebec later in the Spring. In the professional care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. In memoriam, donations to your favorite choice would be greatly appreciated. Condolences/Donations

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We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, Resting in God’s beautiful garden, Sheltered from sorrow and pain, Safe in God’s wonderful keeping Until we shall meet again Dorothy, Ruth, Sharon Art and Ron





GRIFFITH, Bev There’s a face we shall always remember, A voice we shall always recall, A memory we will cherish forever, Of one so dear to us all. Art


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RENFREW: 2 BEDROOM lower level of house, 719 Fifth Street, newly renovated, newer energy efficient gas furnace, ac, fridge, has appliances including washer and dryer, side yard, $790 + 1/2 utilities, no smoking no pets. Available Immediately 647-228-2559

ARNPRIOR ALWAYS CLEAN, MODERN Secure 1&2 Bedroom apts. on First Avenue. Fridge, stove, parking incl. Discounts for mature tenants. 623-8537 after 6pm

Renfrew 4-Bedroom Duplex Gas Heat Parking Large shared yard quiet dead-end street 1st &last required Available Immediately $850.00+ utilities 613-432-6001

White Lake, 1017 Point Rd, 1-bedroom +sunroom, 2nd floor, $715, renovated, non-smoking, clean, quiet, secure, parking, fridge, stove, hood-fan, 613-623-2458




1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN RENFREW & COBDEN • Ground floor to 3rd floor units • Mature buildings • Pet friendly • Elevator access • Bachelor units Please call office to set up a viewing McGrimmon Holdings, 555 Hall Ave., Renfrew





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McGregor’s Produce is seeking staff for the summer of 2018. There are two types of positions available: 1. Farm Labour – Tasks include planting, weeding and harvesting fruit and vegetables as well as farm maintenance. 2. Selling produce at our Farm Market Stands throughout the Ottawa Valley. This position also includes some farm labour (see above). All applicants should be 17 years or older and in good physical health as physical labour is required. Visit our website for more information AND to find our application form.










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Orchard View by the Mississippi Retirement Residence is the newest home of the Orchard View Retirement Living Group bordered by the Mississippi River. A 1.5 year old retirement community offering independent, assisted living and memory living. As our occupancy increases, we are seeking outstanding customer focused and caring individuals to create our team of engaged and highly competent full-time, part-time and casual employees. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package, a comprehensive orientation, training program and the opportunity to work with seniors in a warm and caring environment. Our goal is to make their day, every day through our interactions, care and support. CLS801979_0215 HELP WANTED


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Building a future! Smiths Construction, contractors in highway construction, asphalt paving, and aggregate production is currently looking to fill various roles for our Arnprior operations, we are seeking…

Asphalt Plant Operator Equipment Operators (Excavators, Loaders, Grader)

Truck Drivers – Tri-axle/Water Trucks Labourers Previous experience with highway construction, asphalt paving or in the aggregate industry is an asset. The ideal candidates will be task oriented, self-motivated and team players. Interested applicants are invited to forward a resume in confidence to: Human Resources, The Miller Group, P.O. Box 4080, Markham, Ontario, L3R 9R8 Fax (905) 415-7155 or email: We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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“Maintaining and enhancing our public works infrastructure in a safe and responsible manner.”

“Maintaining and enhancing our public works infrastructure in a safe and responsible manner.”



Contract May - October 2018

Full Time Position

The Construction Labourer provides a variety of construction, maintenance and repair services related to County roads infrastructure with a focus on public safety and convenience.

Under the supervision of the Supervisor, Technical Services, carry out specialized technical duties required in the operation of the Public Works & Engineering Department.

Compensation: $18.03—$18.87 per hour. No benefits. Please send your resume, stating Competition #18-22 by 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2018 to: Human Resources, County of Renfrew 9 International Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 EMAIL: (in MS Word or pdf format) Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the selection process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Qualifications:  Equivalent to high school with job related courses in the operation, maintenance and construction of roads.  Minimum six months experience in road construction and municipal public works infrastructure maintenance.  G licence mandatory. D licence preferred.  Completion of approved training courses including traffic control, chainsaw operation, WHMIS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, etc.  Demonstrated excellent safety record, ability to meet physical demands of the position.  Flexibility in hours of work.

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Equivalent to College Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology. Minimum Three Years Experience in survey, design and contract administration of Municipal Infrastructure projects. Detailed knowledge of Computer Aided Design Application Software. (AutoCAD/Civil 3D) Strong Interpersonal Skills and Leadership ability combined with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Valid Class G Licence.

Compensation: $58,845—$67,153 per annum, plus comprehensive benefits package. Please send your resume, stating Competition #18-23 by 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2018 to: Human Resources, County of Renfrew 9 International Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 EMAIL: (in MS Word or pdf format) Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the selection process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

County of Renfrew Core Values: Honesty and Integrity ~ Professionalism ~ Client Service Orientation ~ Focus on Results




Job Posting Job Title: Business Unit:

Direct Mail Manager, Full Time (2018-2998) Metroland East, 65 Lorne St., Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 3K8

THE OPPORTUNITY: Metroland East / Performance Printing is a provider of direct mail services and commercial printing. We are looking for an enthusiastic leader to fill the position of Direct Mail Manager. You will be working out of our Head Office, in Smiths Falls, ON providing front line contact for all our external and internal customers. This is a full-time position.



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623 Arnprior 692 Manotick 256 Almonte 257-253 C. Place 258 Kemptville 259 Lanark 267-264-326 Perth 268 Maberly 269 Merrickville 273 Westport 272 Portland 275 Toledo 278 McDonald’s Corners 279 Sharbot Lake 283-284 Smiths Falls 342-345382-498 Brockville 359 Elgin 382 Gananoque 448 Chesterville 479 Ompah 489 N. Gower 624 Pakenham 774 Winchester 838 Richmond, Munster 924 Athens 926 North Augusta 928 Delta 989 South Mountain

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Seek out new opportunities to bring Direct Mail work to our company via internal channels and external prospects and sales people. Evaluate marketing goals and highlight opportunities that take advantage of direct mail strategies. Present the company’s capabilities, experience and expertise in Direct Mail and support sales teams in their client relationships. • Provide consultation to Customer Service and Sales Teams on the planning and execution of Direct Mail campaigns for customers. • Perform data list manipulations. • Create VDP templates (FusionPro or FlexMail3) with corresponding data-lists for non-routine jobs, produce proofs and compose final files. • Build and maintain web-to-print solutions for customers according to their marketing and administration needs. • Regulate and monitor the administration of Postal accounts on behalf of internal and external customers. • Maintain/monitor eligibility requirements for CPC and USPS designations, such as SmartMail™ Marketing Partner (CPC) and Full Service Mailer (USPS), by keeping current on regulations and implementing operational standards. • Extensive knowledge of existing postal regulations and trends. • Executive Board membership of NAMMU (National Association of Major Mail Users) and CNYPCC (Central New York Postal Customer Council), regular attendance of chapter meetings and energetic participation in industry discussions. • Active participation in the Canada Post Registered Partner Program including webinars, certification tests and annual Road Shows. • Develop strategies for new repeat mail jobs, implement workflows for efficiency and error-mitigation, delegate new workflow to appropriate staff and periodically evaluate ongoing fulfillment. • Maintain proficiency with software products and portals applicable to Direct Mail, Web-to-Print and variable data fulfillment. • Investigate and help resolve mail problems that may occur, including negotiating with Canada Post/USPS on credits, surcharges, cancelled Statements and other disputes. Review mailings that fall short of successful fulfillment and suggest appropriate implementations to improve our processes. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • Post-Secondary Education in any or related field. • Minimum 2+ years in Lettershop and/or print environment. • working with Numbers, data and spreadsheets. • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, CSV files, FusionPro. • Extensive knowledge of direct mail data processing, document composition, Canada Post and USPS postal regulations. • Excellent communication, administration and planning skills. • Capable of taking initiative and working independently with minimal direction. • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding environment with strong attention to detail. • Successfully handle confidential information and use appropriate discretion. OUR AODA COMMITMENT Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.

Job Posting Job Title: Business Unit:

Mail and Variable Imaging Coordinator Full Time (2018-3000) Metroland East, 65 Lorne St., Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 3K8

THE OPPORTUNITY: Metroland East/Performance Printing is looking for a Mail and Variable Imaging Coordinator Do you like working with numbers, data and spreadsheets? Are you detailed oriented? This would be a great career for you. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Prepare FSA plans for internal and external customers as requested Process customer supplied mailing lists, dedupe, clean, merge/purge as required Sort customer supplied lists for Canada Post or USPS as required Prepare Statements of Mailing (SOM) for CPC or USPS Print bag tags, bundle sheets, etc. as required to process mailing Communicate mailing requirements to lettershop production team Program and execute VDP print orders for cash sale and prospective customers Open and close monthly dockets for cash sales and prospective customers Prepare invoices and packing slips for VDP cash sales and prospective customers Accurately update and verify customer information and manage Excel tracking sheets and internal database. Communicate with managers and team members as needed regarding client data and confirmation of information. Field quote requests, enquiries, and concerns from customers and potential clients Plans, coordinates and monitors VDP print projects from time order is given through to shipment of finished product Ensures customers are kept current with status of the work in process and works to resolve manufacturing problems with both internal production staff and customer Takes steps to ensure VDP print projects are kept on track and on schedule throughout the entire manufacturing process As part of this role, you will be required to handle credit card information. Metroland Media is a PCI compliant company and requires people in this role to take PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner. Special projects and other duties as assigned

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • Post-Secondary Education in any or related field • Minimum 2+ years in Lettershop and/or print environment • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, CSV files, FusionPro • Maintain fluency with CPC and UPSP postal pre-sorting software (iaddress, AccuZip/AccuTrace, Postal One, WindowBook, EST) • Strong written and verbal communication and competent listener • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Canada Post and USPS postal systems and regulations • Strong administration skills with accurately updating and maintaining information • Capable of taking initiative and can work independently with minimal direction • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding environment with strong attention to detail • Effective organizational skills, ability to manage time and prioritize tasks appropriately • Successfully handle confidential information and use appropriate discretion



INDUSTRIAL MILLWRIGHT Scapa North America, a leading manufacturer of adhesive tape products is seeking an Industrial Millwright for its Renfrew Operations. The position involves a broad range of routine and non-routine maintenance responsibilities for light to heavy manufacturing equipment. 8 or 12 hour Shift work is required for this position. The successful candidate will require an Industrial Millwright license with several years of related experience. The individual should have a good working knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics and electrical experience would be considered an asset. As a Millwright Mechanic you will be a member of the bargaining unit with an attractive wage and benefit package. The position offers job security, good working conditions, and challenging job responsibilities. Will consider third or fourth year apprentice. Please submit your resume to: We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Job Posting Job Title: Business Unit: THE OPPORTUNITY:

Sales Representative, Full Time (2018-2991) Metroland East, Advertising 250 Sydney Street, Belleville, ON, K8P 3Z3

We are looking for an individual interested in a Sales Representative position, for our Belleville Office. Applicants must be self-starters and exceptionally goal oriented as the focus of this position is on developing new revenue opportunities for both the print and digital media products. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Prospect for new accounts, source leads, cold call, and research to generate sales in multi-media platforms • Responsible for ongoing sales with both new and existing clients • Consistently attain and/or surpass sales targets and hitting revenue targets • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with clients to build business opportunities • Provide professional customer service in ensuring superior client satisfaction at all times • Create proposals and advertising solutions through compelling business cases • Provide customers with creative and effective advertising solutions and play a key role in the overall success of our organization • As part of this role, you will be required to handle credit card information. Metroland Media is PCI compliant company, and requires people in this role to take PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • College Diploma in Business, Marketing or related field • A valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle

OUR AODA COMMITMENT Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.

If this sounds like a fit for you please apply by March 2, 2018:

OUR AODA COMMITMENT Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.

If this sounds like a fit for you please apply by March 2, 2018:

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If this sounds like a fit for you please apply by March 2, 2018:

Internal Candidates: apply to our internal posting portal on MyMetNet under My Career

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Internal Candidates: apply to our internal posting portal on MyMetNet under My Career

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Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Community Living Renfrew County South is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides services and supports to people with developmental disabilities. We are currently accepting applications/resumes for students interested in summer employment, assisting children and youth in a structured camp program. The positions begin mid-June continuing through to late August, with a work week of 35 hours, Monday-Friday. Positions are available in Arnprior and in Renfrew. Qualifications: A Secondary School Diploma. Students attending college or university, enrolled in a social service field and experience working with people with developmental disabilities are an asset. Other requirements include, a valid first aid/ cpr certification, valid “G” driver’s license in good standing, current criminal record/vulnerable sector check (obtained within six months) and a driver’s abstract are all requirements for the position. Our summer positions are supported through government initiative programs and have eligibility requirements which include full time school attendance for the current year with plans to return to full time school in the fall. Community Living Renfrew County South is an equal opportunity employer. Please mail, email or drop off, your completed application along with your resume to: Community Living Renfrew County South, P.O. Box 683, 326 Raglan St. S Renfrew ON K7V 4E7 Attention: Human Resources. Email:, Applications are available on our website Deadline for applications/ resumes is April 3, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest and only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. If a candidate requires a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please email to




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Auction Sale

Devils win silver

Lanark Civitan Hall Lanark, ON

The Arnprior U14 Devils, made up of players from Renfrew and Arnprior, were silver medalists at a tournament in Whitby, held Jan. 5-7. After being undefeated in the round robin,they met Ottawa in the final. The Arnprior girls played a great game, however, they were defeated in a 3-2 game. This is the second medal in as many tournaments this season for these girls, comprised of both Arnprior, Renfrew and Valley girls. From left, front row are Ella Regan, Emily Tracey, Emily Phillips, Keirstan Yuke, Trinity Benedict and Amber Reid and back, Taelyn Lecuyer, Abby Cave, Avery Stanton, Emma Kealey, Alexie Woito, Blakelee Cavanagh and Ashley Clemmer. Coaching staff are Trevor Reid, Robert Phillips and Sylvia Stanton. Missing was Valerie Kealey.

Saturday February 17, 2018 Auction 10 a.m. – Viewing 9 a.m.

SPECIALTY ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION Qty of great barn finds and collectibles, antique Smarts of Brockville Catalogue, antique and vintage toys, outstanding collection of diecast, Shell gas pump, 500+ hot wheels and much more! For listing and pictures see Terms: Cash or Good Cheque 10% Buyers Premium

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES PORTER (1 Full-Time Permanent Position)

PACKAGERS (On Call Casual)

Reporting to the Facilities Team Leader, the Porter’s role is to carry out janitorial tasks according to a written Sanitation Program in order to maintain GMP compliance within the plant and to perform other duties as required.

Reporting to the Manager of Packaging, the packaging role is to inspect and pack products in compliance with production, quality and safety standards.

Duties also include working in co-operation with plant security, monitoring various facility systems, i.e. check compressors, boilers, water rooms and HVAC systems, working with contractors as required, able to operate a forklift and the physical requirements of the job include working overhead and on ladders, lifting, shoveling snow and the use of equipment such as a snow blower, floor scrubber, burnisher and forklifts. This role also requires the successful candidate to be part of the site’s Emergency Response Team and to be flexible to cover various shifts and to be on call as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: • High School Diploma • Ability to follow written procedures • Ability to work independently on a rotating shift • Ability to operate a forklift • GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) experience and previous janitorial and manufacturing experience is an asset 24 The Renfrew Mercury - Thursday, February 15, 2018

QUALIFICATIONS: • High School Diploma • Ability to multi-task and adapt to change • Proven ability to follow written procedures and complete accurate documentation • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment • Capacity to work all shifts and meet the physical demands of the position • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is an asset APPLICATION PROCESS: If you are interested in working in a culture where each individual is trusted, respected and encouraged to achieve their full potential, please submit your resume to: Pillar5 Pharma Inc. Human Resources 365 Madawaska Blvd. Arnprior, Ontario K7S 0C9 E-Mail:


Responsibilities include carrying tasks outlined in the site’s Sanitation Program, cleaning of the general plant - sweep/ vacuum/mop, offices, washrooms, change rooms, and warehouse, waste removal (pharmaceutical waste pick-up, garbage, recycling), general handy work, painting, floor/wall repairs and general maintenance as required.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.






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Ringette rules on the hill

The Upper Ottawa Valley U14A ringette team had an experience they may never have again. The team travelled to our nation’s capital to play an exhibition game on Parliament Hill against the Metcalfe Hornets. Under the clear blue skies and with the sun shining brightly, the girls played and wowed the crowd. Impressing many bystanders with their skill and speed, the teams tied. “A huge thank you for the invitation and friends and family for coming out to support the team in this experience,” said UOV officials. The UOV U14 ringette team is pictured on Parliament Hill after playing a recent game. Below are: front row: Danica Osipenko, second row: Rachel Roesler, Savhanna Lambert, Khloe Bertrand, Helen Baillie, Abby Wright, Olivia Reid, Savanah Leclaire, Alexandra Lennox, Lisa McCombe, Emily Froats, Olivia Wertwyn. In the back row are Marc Bertand , Michelle Reid, Derek Lennox and Ruby Lynn Osipenko. Missing from photo Shane Lambert (head coach) and Lili Desjardins.


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Central location for this 1.5 storey building on deep lot of 104’. Great opportunity for your business venture or convert back to the original house. Plenty of parking and/or back yard to enjoy. Upper level is equivalent of 4 bedroom home. Gas heat with newer furnace. Plenty of options for this property. Motivated sellers.

133 OPEONGO RD Bigger than it looks! This century home features the character of yesteryear, with many of the big items updated; gas furnace, central air, newer roof, wiring, plumbing and baths. Some cosmetic left to do to suit your own taste. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, gas fireplace. Downtown, close to amenities! For pics look on my website.

Call Cathy O’Neil 613-432-0073 Asking $120,000. MLS# 1092764

Call Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947. $155,000 MLS# 1078123



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514 FORTINGTON ST. Built to high standards, this home is solid value! All brick back split with 3 beds, 1.5 baths, eat-in kitchen. Oak hardwood on most floors with ceramic entrance. Large living room & private cozy family room. Newer windows, gas heat & hot water heater, central air, all on one of Renfrew’s finest streets! Oh and no rear neighbors either…Fortington Park in your back yard!

Call Mike Coulas now 613-432-0092 $205,700. MLS# 1067694

916 HUMPHRIES RD, RENFREW Custom built 4 bed, 4 bath home 10 min from town, 15 to Arnprior. - Privacy, low maintenance Scandanavian style outdoors Double detached garage - Interior features open concept living, serene colour palette, 2 firepl, approx. 2700 sq.ft. of living space. - So much to offer.

Call Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947 $548,000 MLS# 090167


5365 HIGHWAY 60 - DOUGLAS Recently renovated into a lovely family home with room for everyone. 3 generous sized bedrooms, 2 baths, a large country style kitchen with an expensive propane grill/stove for the chef in all of us. Hardwood and ceramic floors, main floor laundry, an efficient wood stove in the dining area. A large pool at the back, partially in the ground for easy access. Don’t wait to book an appointment to view!

633 SCOTCH BUSH RD - Constant Lake Waterfront situated on 2.6 Acres. - Main level features master bedroom with 2pc bathroom, kitchen, open dining/living room with cathedral ceiling and patio doors to enjoy the view of the lake. - Two good sized bedrooms and bathroom with jacuzzi tub on second level. Walk out lower level offers extra living space with rec room, washroom & pellet stove.

Call Mike Coulas 613-432-0092 $189,900 MLS# 1090131

Call Allison Mulvihill 613-433-2880 $399,000 MLS# 1082285



SOLD Thank You For Your Business! Allison Mulvihill 613-433-2880

SOLD Thank You For Your Business! Gerry O’Neil 613-432-2333 Cathy O’Neil 613-432-0073

79 MUTUAL AVENUE Book your viewing now! This gorgeously renovated 4 bedroom, 2 bath home sits on a deep, quite lot across from the park and flowing river at the historic swinging bridge. Ideally located just seconds from downtown, yet on a quiet street with no through traffic, no front neighbor and no rear neighbor! Enjoy the peaceful location on the new front step and recently landscaped back yard. Inside, main floor renovated with beautiful granite counter top, cherry cabinets, main floor laundry and much more. Main floor boasts beautiful kitchen, living room, foyer, bathroom and bedroom with patio doors to the large, private yard. Second floor has 3 good size bedrooms and a bathroom. If you’re looking don’t wait, book a viewing before you’re too late.

Call Scott Thompson 613-570-8468 $199,900 MLS# 1090052

576 SULLIVAN ST. HALEY’S Completely renovated inside and out! Top Quality Workmanship! - Nestled in a quiet cul de sac, this 3 bedrm home is like new! Brand new insulation, kitchen, bath, drywall, wiring, plumbing, flooring, fixtures, siding, windows and doors. - Propane furnace & roof 1yr. old. Detached garage. Perfect little home. Put this one on your list!

Call Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947 $179,900 MLS# 1087579



Put your holiday getaway or retirement home here in this very popular subdivision across from Calabogie Peaks! This flat level lot offers enough area at half an acre to build your dream home. Enjoy year round recreation with great golf, boating, fishing, swimming, as well as skiing right across the road. Deed access to the lake is included too. Don’t hesitate! Call Mike Coulas 613-432-0092 $48,900 MLS# 1037734

Well built, large 3 bedroom bungalow on a large lot. Could use some updating to suit taste but is a great space and in excellent condition. Attached garage with workshop. Updated electrical panel, new furnace still under warranty and on a double lot. Call Scott Thompson 613-570-8468 $169,000 MLS# 1090405

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Sport Renfrew December donations: Queen Elizabeth school $500 (accepting Kaia Paddock); Central School $500 (accepting Cheryl Lyons); Renfrew food bank $1,000 (accepting Sandee Hardy); Salvation Army $1,000 (accepting Jane Forrest); St. Thomas School $500 (accepting Mason and Grady Halk); Our Lady of Fatima school $500 (accepting Michelin); Tree of Lights $1,000 (Patti Dillabough); Hospice Renfrew $5,000 (accepting Leo Hall); Renfrew Timberwolves $1,000 (accepting Bryce and Brook Joshua) for hockey $300; Noha Heins for hockey $540, Jack McPherson for hockey $470, Bentley McGregor for hockey $750, Jessica Moore Renfrew hockey $415 and snowsuit fund $1,000.

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The Renfrew Public Library added to its collection when it co-hosted a book reading of Ordinary to Extraordinary with the Renfrew South District Women’s Institutes (RSDWI) and was given a copy of this group of stories and poetry written by members of the Women’s Institutes throughout Ontario. One-hundredand-fifty stories were chosen for this Canada 150  project. Several of the authors belong to WI groups in Renfrew County. From left are Sara MacKenzie, RSDWI vice-president, Joanne Camelon, RSDWI president, Renfrew Public Library’s Susan Tough, RSDWI secretary Gail Reid, and project co-ordinator and Burnstown WI member Irene Robillard. The book may also be purchased by calling 613-433-3752.

The Downtown Renfrew Business Improvement Association (BIA) event “Shop Hop Under the Stars”, held in November, benefitted Hospice Renfrew in 2017. The event raised $405 in passport sales, and another $95 was donated by the board of directors to make a $500 donation. The Shop Hop is held annually to help support local businesses and fundraising initiatives in Renfrew. Pictured from left to right: Susan Phillips, Louise Mayhew, Maureen SullivanBentz, Jim Miller, Kaitlynd Topham, Doris Mooney, Seryca David, and, Brooke Gould.

Renfrew Concrete Works Ltd. owned by the Prince Family – Ken Jr., Megan, Ken Sr., Charlene; present their pledge of $10,000 over five years to Hospice Renfrew to Maureen Sullivan-Bentz, Helen McGregor, Doris Mooney, Colette Yemen, H and, Natalie Walters.


Family pledges $10,000 to hospice

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MLS# 1087028 Asking $262,500


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This affordable condo has very low monthly utility costs (approx. $85/hydro; heat & water included in condo fees), parking at the front door, 2 bedrooms, bbq deck at your back door. A great investment! $125,000

Sunday, February 25 • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Your Host: Kelly Derue, Broker: 613-433-2681

Sunday, February 18 • 2-4 p.m. Your Host: Helen Vincent 613-432-0058



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This property is the perfect recreational lot situated beside 1500 acres of crown land. No township road access, ATV only.

Renfrew Concrete Works Ltd., owned by the Prince family, has pledged $10,000 over five years to Hospice Renfrew. They say: “It is our family’s privilege to be able to support Hospice Renfrew. While we have not had the need for any of our family members to take advantage of this facility, we do currently have a family member in another community who is living with a terminal illness. Unfortunately, there is no hospice where our family member is living. “Watching a member of your family go through this difficult time is very challenging for everyone. Knowing that your family member could spend their final days in a beautiful and serene place like Hospice Renfrew, surrounded by family, friends and a host of caring staff members and volunteers, brings comfort and peace at this difficult time. It truly is a privilege to have Hospice Renfrew right in our town. It is an even greater honour to be able to express our gratitude and appreciation through our family’s fiveyear funding commitment to the hospice, a small contribution to keeping Hospice Renfrew in our community and supporting it into the future.”

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Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041

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Asking $189,900 for this well cared for home on 4 acres, many updates throughout. Call Peter Vincent 613-432-0319.




Over 465’ of frontage on Black Donald Lake in a calm bay. Lovely 3 bedroom home with heated pool and complete privacy. Paved drive with large heated garage and loft for extra space. Open concept living with wonderful views of lake. Absolute beautiful property. Call David today to view 613-401-2824. MLS# 1072914.

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Great looking 3 bedroom vinyl sided bungalow. Approximately 1010 sq feet with many updates. New roof (2010), furnace (2013) and windows (2011). Home when built was a R 2000 Home. Hydro approx $110/month, Natural Gas approx $99/month. Home is very neat and tidy, a pleasure to show. Call Ross Peever 613-433-1133


Vinyl sided bungalow which has been totally remodeled in 2010. Kitchen, living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms and 1 4pc bathroom on the main floor. Finished basement has rec room, 2 bedrooms and 1 3 pc bathroom in the laundry room. Large deck off the dining room, forced air propane furnace with central air. Roof also replaced in 2010. Just move right in. This home is a must see! Call Ross Peever 613-433-1133




Come and see this 2 storey 3 bedroom home on a generous lot in Thompson Hill. Large living and dining area and eat in kitchen plus bath on the first floor. 3 bedrooms and bath on the second level, lots of storage and garage at the rear. Call Helen to view at 432-0058

An ideal family residence is here for you to view! 4 bedrooms and 3 levels of living space with 2 and ½ brand new baths, hardwood, family room on main level with gas fireplace plus entry to the rear yard that is a summer delight. Beautifully landscaped and an inground pool for your enjoyment. Attached garage and a paved drive – central air. Call Helen to view at 432-0058



2 storey, brick home in excellent state of repair. Eat in kit, DR, LR, mostly hardwood flooring. 2nd floor 4 bdr, 1-4pc bath, full basement, Gas heat, new 1 1/2 car detached garage, large parking area. Must See. Ross Peever: 613-433-1133


Here is an excellent 4 year old garden home! Living room, dining room and kitchen (all open concept), 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Attached garage, full basement, central air, gas heat and deck at the rear backing onto the parkland. Appliances included. Call Helen to see it at 432-0058


Located close to town with excellent waterfront. This 4 bedroom home is impressive! Many updates and excellent shoreline. Central A/C and open concept with wonderful views. MLS# 1069838. Call David today to view. 613-401-2824.

Just completed. 3 bedroom Hi Ranch with a large yard and partly finished lower level. Open concept living with kitchen island and excellent finishes. Large 2 car attached garage and a cement patio at rear of home. Central A/C and efficient propane heat. Full Tarion Warranty. Call David today to view 613-401-2824. MLS# 1083659.




TOTAL PRIVACY. 739’ of pristine shoreline on 6 acres. Large 3 bedroom home with 2 - 4 piece bathrooms and a detached 3 bay garage. Kitchen, dining room, living room with wood fireplace and sun room. Two separate cottages; include a studio and a work shop. A sauna by the beach with a quiet bay and beautiful sunsets. Motivated Seller, price reduced! A must see! Call Ross Peever 613-433-1133





A brand new custom-built raised ranch design home with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and large living quarters. Beautiful view from the living area. Call Helen to see it at 432-0058


Here is an excellent family residence for you! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, bright living and dining area, eat in kitchen and porch on the south side of the residence. 2 car attached garage, fenced yard and paved drive. Lower level is totally finished allowing lots of space with a 4th bedroom and family room. Call Helen to view at 432-0058



An end unit garden home in excellent state of repair. One owner and well cared for. Two levels of living space totally finished, raised ranch, 2 bedrooms and living dining and kitchen on main level plus 4 pce bath. Lower level has den/office and family room plus laundry and 2 pce bath. Central air, deck at the rear and private rear yard. Call Helen to see it at 432-0058


Two building lots on the Madawaska River. #70 has 3.95 acres and 626 feet of waterfront - #74 has 4.69 acres and 935 feet of waterfront. Paved road right to the door. Entrance guidelines installed. Drive across the Springtown Bridge to see these two lots! Call Helen at 432-0058 or David at 401-2824 for information.


Two one acre treed building lots for sale on 335 MCLEAN ST. Asking $229,900 for this lovely 2 BR Asking $315,000 for this well-built 3 BR bungalow a paved road with excellent access to Asking $139,900 for this spacious three bungalow, hardwood floors, 2 baths, full with added 3 season room and spacious interior, Hwy 17. Plan your dream home!! bedroom home in a great neighbourhood. basement. Call Peter Vincent 613-432-0319. hardwood floors. Call Peter Vincent 613-432-0319. Call Peter Vincent 613-432-0319. Call Peter Vincent 613-432-0319.

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150 feet of frontage on the Ottawa River and a 4 season home with 3 bedrooms, 4 pce bath, laundry facilities and living quarters all overlooking the riverfront. Lots of parking and easy access year round to this address. Call Helen to view at 432-0058


Beautiful setting for this 3 storey log-sided home with a wraparound verandah. Cathedral ceiling & wood stove in the family room. Deck off FR leads to an above ground pool. Efficient U-shaped kitchen with an island is open to the dining room. Main floor laundry room is combined with a 3PC bath. 4 bedrooms & a full bath occupy the second level. Fully insulated detached garage & income-generating solar panels. MLS# 1086596. Asking $339,000. Call Ross Peever 613-433-1133.

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13 ACRES ON PUCKER STREET Asking $415,000 for this post and beam 4 BR home minutes from town. A rare opportunity. Call Peter Vincent 613-432-0319 or Ross Peever 613-433-1133.

304 ALBERT ST. Asking $149,900 for this three bedroom home, many updates, gas boiler system, easy to view. Call Peter Vincent 613-432-0319.



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February 2018

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Emon-Kunopaski United in Marriage on July 29, 2017

Heather and Joshua exchanged wedding vows in front of family and friends on Friday June 9, 2017. The beautiful candle light service was held at the Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata. The wedding party included Maid of Honour Shannon Chretien, and Bridesmaids Maddie Butson and Jessica Francica and, Flower Girl Imogen Chretien. Best Man was Corey Dougherty, Groomsmen Terry Pitt and Ben Wilson. The couple wishes to thank all of you who helped make this day so beautiful, special and memorable. Heather Laird and Joshua Chretien

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Sarah Kunopaski and Mitchell Emon Sarah Marie Kunopaski and Mitchell John Emon were united in marriage on July 29, 2017. Sacrament of Martrimony was celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, Mt. St. Patrick, ON. Reception followed at the beautiful Emon farm in Clayton, ON.

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Hay Family Farm Perfect Backdrop for Hay-Plascott Wedding On the beautiful sunny September 23, 2017, the Hay family farm was the perfect backdrop as Melissa Plascott and James Hay were wed. Surrounded by a multitude of family and friends while their touching personalized vows were exchanged under Pops trees, while their horses frolicked in the background. A strong aura of love and joy permeated the entire day. The bride was breathtaking in her fitted antique, champagne lace gown with flowing train and adorned with seed pearls. Her husband to be was handsome in his tweed vest, jeans and favorite cowboy boots, while the bridesmaids were complimentary in matching burgundy lace dresses. Groomsmen were dapper, matching their groom. Three adorable flower girls, nieces, were in cream lace with little heart cut-outs and cowboy boots and a wee cowboy ring bearer made the moment so sweet. After the ceremony, James surprised his bride with her own vintage Ford for them to spend time restoring to its glory, while he rev’d up his own beast for a bit of fun.

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Mr. & Mrs. Gibson On Saturday, September 30th, 2017, Hilary, daughter of Roger and Monica Machura married Cody, son of Lloyd and Lori Gibson at Dunbar’s Barn in Foresters Falls. Attending the bride were Amber Machura as maid of honour and bridesmaids Kayla Wright, Allison Gibson, and flower girl Tenley Wright. Attending the groom were Scott Lorbetski as best man, and groomsmen Luke Lalonde, Brody Machura, and ring bearers Hunter Brohart, Jayce Brohart and Denver Wright. Cody and Hilary would like to thank their parents, bridal party, friends and family who helped prepare, organize, and contribute to the occasion and all of the guests who helped share their special day with them! Hilary Machura and Cody Gibson

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The bride wore a beautiful ivory strapless sweetheart neckline mermaid style dress, that had lots of beading and for shoes she took the casual and comfort route wearing a pair of pink sparkly converse shoes. The groom wore navy dress pants, a grey dress shirt, ivory bow tie, navy suspenders and brown dress shoes. The wedding party kept it simple. The bridesmaids wore a dress of their choice in a certain colour scheme and the groomsmen wore matching navy dress pants, grey dress shirts, ivory bow ties and brown dress shoes. The bride walked down the aisle to just acoustic guitars played by Matt Lemay and Tyler Jamieson. Melissa and Jordan were very lucky and honored to have the bride’s grandfather Rev. Leo Hughes officiating the wedding. The wedding dinner was catered by Jesse Welch from Douglas who owns Backyard Gourmet Barbeque Company. Guests had a choice of three different types of kabobs, and six different salads. The food was simply delicious. Guests also enjoyed of a variety of different drinks, including two large kegs from the Whitewater Brewing Company; One with Farmer’s Daughter and another with Whistling Paddler. Matt Lemay and Tyler Jamieson provided the live music and entertainment. The wedding song was “Where are you going” by Dave Matthews. The bride and her father danced to “Daddy’s Hands” by Holly Dunn, which was very special because this was the song Melissa and her dad would dance to at weddings when she was growing up. The groom and his mother danced to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts, a song Jordan’s mother had picked out. Friends and family travelled from Toronto, Kingston, Mattawa and all over the Ottawa Valley to attend the wedding. The bride and grooms favourite part was being able to have all their closest friends and family join them for their celebration of marriage. Melissa and Jordan would like to thank everyone who was apart of their big day.

Melissa Hughes & Jordan MacMillan August 26th 2017

Photography By: Charlene Nolan from CC Photography

ordan and Melissa were engaged on January 22, 2017 in the comfort of their home after they had taken their daughter to her first Ottawa Senator’s game. They decided to get married in the backyard of Jordan’s childhood home because they wanted a small relaxed backyard wedding. They wanted it to feel like a big family reunion. They chose to have the ceremony, dinner and reception in the same location so guests would arrive and be able to relax and not move locations. This gave the happy couple more time to be able to talk and visit with all guests. They also chose to take pictures before the wedding, so they would have more time to spend with their friends and family. Ever since the bride was a little girl, she had wanted an outdoor wedding. And thankfully on August 26, 2017 they couldn’t have asked for better weather. Dancing outside under the stars with the backyard lit up was the brides dream come true. The theme was a rustic backyard wedding; with most of the décor being DIY Pinterest ideas. The location was decorated with lights all over the trees and deck. Seating was square hay bales covered with mix matching floral sheets and chairs. There were rustic whiskey barrels at

the entrance of the aisle and at the arch way as well with beautiful flowers adorning them. There were two tents; one for mingling and one for dancing. There was also a sitting area made from hay bales and pallets as tables. The wedding party was made up of childhood friends and siblings. The maid of honour was Holly Desjardins, and the bridesmaids included Jessyn Lethborg, Lindsay VanWyk,

Jennifer Munro and Hillary MacMillan. The best man was Brady Pender, and the groomsmen included Garry Dilabough, Jimmy MacMillan, Chris Bilson and Adam Hughes. Melissa is the daughter of Cheryl-Ann Hughes and Murray Hughes. Jordan is the son of Carrie MacMillan and Thomas MacMillan.

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Bernard and Shirley-Ann Holley of Renfrew are

Floyd and Kerry Rebertz are thrilled to announce

Rose Lafont (and the late) Ronald Jones are

pleased to announce the engagement of their

the engagement of their daughter Katie to Jon,

pleased to announce the engagement of their

daughter, Caroline Holley to Brendan McGuire,

son of Margaret Walker. Fall wedding set for

daughter Cassandra Jones to Darryl Lepage son

son of Monte and Susan McGuire of Flower

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of Joanne Lepage of Ottawa. Wedding to take place July 14, 2018 at the Renfrew Legion.




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Martin and Helen Volhard of North York, formerly of London, England are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sophie to Adam, son of Colin and Lynne Campbell of Renfrew. Wedding to take place in August at the Strathmere Lodge, North Gower.

Amelia Blanchette, daughter of Danny and Jane Blanchette of Richmond, and Daniel Mask, son of David and Sheila Mask of Renfrew, are thrilled to announce their engagement. Wedding to take place June 9, 2018 at Stonefields Heritage Farm, Carleton Place.

Cindy and Donnie Friske are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bailey Friske to Brendan Coker, son of Sandra and Rick Coker. Bailey and Brendan are planning an August wedding.






Tom and Lyla Trudeau of Arnprior and Rick and Joan Hughes of Braeside are delighted to announce the engagement of their children, Erika Trudeau and Stephen Hughes. Both families look forward to Erika’s and Stephen’s wedding on September 29, 2018 in Renfrew.

Dorothy and Jeff Power are pleased to announce

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the engagement of their son, Scott, to Lindsay Hawkins, daughter of Sheila Mohr-Overton and Gary Hawkins. Wedding to take place on June 16, 2018.

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Kaitlyn Kargus and Justin Reid are pleased to announce their engagement. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Ann and Tim Kargus of Haley Station and Justin is the son of Thomas and Pamela Reid of Horton. The wedding will take place November 24, 2018 in Renfrew.

Marcel & Annette Woertink and Jim & Dianne Kelly are pleased to announce the engagement of Allison Woertink and Michael Kelly. Wedding to take place September 29, 2018.





Robert and Lynn Culhane are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Robynn Susan to John Daniel, son of Gerard and Dani-Lynn Lorbetskie. A Fall wedding will take place on October 6th, 2018 at Mount Saint Patrick’s Church.



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Stephanie Haley, CPA, CA and Luca Vella, CPA, CMA, of Ottawa are pleased to announce their engagement. Stephanie is the daughter of Penny and Tom Haley of Douglas. Luca is the son of John and Manuela Vella of Ottawa. The wedding will take place June 16, 2018 at the Museum of Nature in Ottawa.

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September 15, 2018 in Renfrew Ontario.

KUNOPASKI - COLBORNE Chris and Colleen Kunopaski, of Renfrew, ON, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Christi-Lea Hilda Kunopaski to Thomas Martin Colborne, son of Doug and Nancy Colborne of Calgary, AB


Congratulations to Rebecca Blimkie and Matthew Dick! Their families and friends can’t wait to celebrate their upcoming marriage!



Barry and Jane Enright are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Robert Enright to Sarah Mayo, daughter of Jerry Mayo and Jo-Ann Felling. The

Dan and Debbie Moore of Munster Hamlet are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Megan to Matthew Carroll, son of Thomas and Lois Carroll of Carp. A wedding is being planned for June 2nd, 2018 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Stittsville, Ontario.

wedding will take place on June 9, 2018 in Douglas, ON.

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September Wedding for Krista Burgess and Christopher Vaillancourt On September 30th, 2017, Krista Lynn Monica Burgess of Pakenham Ontario and Christopher Simon Joseph Vaillancourt of Aylmer Quebec were united in marriage, on a beautiful fall day on Krista’s family farm in Pakenham. The Bride is the daughter of Gordon and Monica Burgess of Pakenham, granddaughter of Lillian Burgess and of the late Ross Burgess. The groom’s parents are Michel and Patricia Vaillancourt of Aylmer Quebec. The wedding day was filled with family from Ireland, Calgary, Quebec and New York and many close friends. Bridesmaids were Morgan Hann, Molly Luhta, Melanie Wilson & Brooke Wilson. Groomsmen were Dave Ward, Adam Vaillancourt, Robert Burgess & Brandon Davis. Ringbearer’s were Wyatt & Sawyer Hann. Flower girls were Emily Schultz, Sloane Schultz, Danica & Alaina Summerfield. The farm was decorated with

Krista Burgess and Christopher Vaillancourt sunflowers, rustic farm antiques, tractors and classic trucks. The Bride & Groom had a reception

to follow that took place in Kinburn Ontario, with great food, live music and plenty of dancing!

Peter and Patti McLean of Arnprior are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Margaret to Ritchie Gillan son of Mason and Joan Gillan of Pakenham. The wedding took place at Saint Peter Celestine Church in Pakenham on July 22, 2017. A dinner and reception followed at one of the Gillan Family barns which was transformed into a beautiful venue. Margaret and Ritchie would like to thank all their family and friends who celebrated this special day with them.


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Danielle Marie Miller and Kyle Adam Gerald Hodgins Danielle Marie Miller and Kyle Adam Gerald Hodgins were married on August 12, 2017 on the groom’s family dairy farm in Shawville, QC. Danielle is the daughter of Glen and Annette Miller of Renfrew. Kyle is the son of Paul and Mary Hodgins of Shawville. As the guests were seated and the ceremony about to begin, the clouds erupted. The rain didn’t dampen spirits, as everyone lent a hand to move the chairs to the hay shed, which was beautifully decorated as a backup location. The ceremony was officiated by Larry Lepack, with music by family friends, Luc and Chantal Larocque. Readings were given by Sheena Pallen and Michael Miller. Guests were ushered in by Jacob Miller. Accompanying the bride

were sisters, Hailey and Courtney Miller, cousin, Karen Miller, friends, Erika Riopelle and Amy Madigan, and sister-in-law, Sarah Black. The groom was attended by his brother-in-law, Rob Black, and long-time friends, Dylon Wisotzki, Blake McHenry, Brodie Telford, Matt Hammond, and Jason Belsher. The adorable flower girl and handsome ring bearer, Cheyenne Jones and Brody Cameron, stole the show. Dinner and reception followed at the Renfrew Armouries, and included a special Dixie Chicks rendition by emcee JoAnn McGregor and the bride’s sisters. The bride and groom would like to thank their family and friends for celebrating this memorable day with them. They will be celebrating their honeymoon

Danielle and Travis Nolan Danielle Lewis, daughter of Martin Lewis, Bobcaygeon and Melanie and Mike James, Bobcaygeon and Travis Nolan, son of Kevin and Roxanne Nolan were married September 2, 2017 at 3 pm. The ceremony was held at Sturgeon Point Community Church, Fenelon Falls. Given in marriage by her father, Danielle was attended by Kathryn Ward as Maid of Honour and with bridesmaids Katie Still, Jess Dobson, Nicole Campbell

and Lauren Cole. The Best Man was Sean Yantha and Ushers were Brody Langlois, Ben Sharpe, Mark Belmore and Christopher Douglas. Reception was held at Eganridge Country Club. Danielle and Travis honeymooned on a Mediterranean Cruise through Barcelona, Naples, Rome, Livorno, Cannes and Palma Majorca. The happy couple currently reside in Peterborough, Ontario.

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O’Hara-Hiebert Married on May 27, 2017

Lesway – Griffin tied the knot at the Lonestar Ranch

On a stunning summer’s day at the beautiful Shuswap Provincial Park in the Northern Okanagan Region of British Columbia, Chantal and Jeff were united in marriage. Friends and family travelled from near and far to witness the nuptials and exuberantly celebrate the occasion with the happy couple. Jeff is the son of Kim and Rob O’Hara of Arnprior and Chantal is the daughter of Corinna and Reg Hiebert of Victoria, BC. The newly minted Mr. & Mrs. O’Hara currently call Kamloops, BC home and work in different branches of the Forestry Division of the Provincial Government of British Columbia. Sliante Mhaith Chantal Hiebert and Jeff O’Hara

Arnprior is a great place to hold your wedding, reception and mixed stag. NICK SMITH CENTRE: • Dinner and Reception Capacity of 325 • Air Conditioned • Flexible Hours • Tables Provided • Ample Parking • Fully Licensed ROBERT SIMPSON PARK: • Gazebo • Stunning views of the Ottawa River • Beautifully Kept grounds D.A. GILLIES BUILDING (MUSEUM): • Historic 120 year old landmark • Small services only

Call today to reserve your big day 613-623-7301 The Town of Arnprior offers civil marriage ceremonies at your location or in Council Chambers. Please contact the Clerk’s Office for more information on marriage licenses and ceremonies offered by the Town at 613-623-4231. Weddings & Engagements - 10 - Arnprior Chronicle-Guide | The Renfrew Mercury

Kaylin Griffin and Brandon Lesway Ring bearer, Brantley Griffin Lesway, is happy to announce that his parents Kaylin Griffin and Brandon Lesway tied the knot in front of family and friends on Saturday August 12, 2017 at the Lonestar Ranch in Ottawa. Kaylin is the daughter of Carey and Debbie Griffin of Arnprior and Brandon is the son of Robert Lesway of Arnprior and Debbie Lesway of Kanata. Attending the bride and groom were

their Matron of Honour and sister of the bride, Melissa Griffin, bridesmaids and childhood friends Katie Sally (Wallace), Meghan Lesway (Lowe) and Amanda Cybulski (Fishenden), Best man and brother of the groom, Dustin Lesway and the groomsmen Patrick Sul, Nathan MacDowall and Scott Powers. The ceremony was officiated by Julie Keon. The masters of ceremonies was Spiros Kara-

dakis, brother in-law of the bride, music was performed by Bailey Gresham and Wesley Gresham friends of the bride and readings by Anna McHale friend of the bride, Vicki Saunders, Aunt and godmother of the bride. Kaylin and Brandon would like to thank everyone from near and far who were able to attend and make their special day so wonderful.

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Mann – Nanne Married August 5, 2017 Matthew Mann and Jessica Nanne were married on August 5, 2017 at St. Veronica’s Catholic Church in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The ceremony was officiated by the bride’s grandfather, Deacon Mr. Leonard Monico. Matthew is the son of Karl and Theresa Mann of Renfrew and Jessica is the daughter of Mark and Adele Nanne of Sault Ste. Marie. The bride wore a Maggie Sottero lace fit and flare gown with an illusion sweetheart neckline and illusion back. The groom’s tux was charcoal grey with grey vest and mint green tie. The bride’s attendants included: Maid of Honour, Mackenzie Monico (cousin of the bride) and bridesmaids Beth Antonello (cousin of the bride), Emily Jackson (sister of the groom), Allison Webb and Michela Febbraro (friends

of the bride). They wore long mint green dresses of different styles. Standing for the groom were: Best Man, Chris Glibota (friend of the groom) and groomsmen Brian Nanne (brother of the bride), Tim Jackson (brother-in-law of the groom), Josh Porco and Michael Tracey (friends of the groom). They wore charcoal grey tuxes with mint green vests and ties. Flower girl Aurora Jackson (niece of the groom), wore a mint green dress and was pulled down the aisle in a wagon. The dinner and reception were held at the Croatian Hall. Friends and family from Salt Lake City, Utah; Calgary & Edmonton, Alberta; British Columbia; Chapeau, Quebec; Toronto; Peterborough and the Ottawa Valley attended the wedding. The couple reside in Sault Ste. Marie.


Matthew Mann and Jessica Nanne

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