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Species-at-risk legislation draws fire Steve Newman

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In a packed Renfrew County council chambers Friday, more than 60 people attended a fact-collecting forum on the impact of the Endangered Species Act. Speaker after speaker condemned the act for its negative impact on the local economy, but perhaps none more so than Admaston-Bromley beef farmer and municipal councillor Michael Donohue. He said the ESA often requires environmental assessment that results in ďŹ nding no species at risk, but only potential habitat for species at risk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I ďŹ nd most frightening about that is that I suspect every square inch of this province has potential habitat for something on this list (of species at risk),â&#x20AC;? said Donohue. The beef farmer bristled when speaking about the apparent myth about opponents to the act. Anyone speaking up against this act, said Donohue sarcastically, is considered to be part of â&#x20AC;&#x153;some sort of rapacious enterprise that cares about nothing but the bottom dollar, and thatĘźs absolutely not the case. I think everyone here is of the same mind as I am: This is my home and I want to see it ďŹ&#x201A;ourish.â&#x20AC;? Liberal, NDP and Progressive Conservative representatives, including Conservative MPP John Yakabuski, made brief statements at the outset of the nearly three-hour forum. But the ďŹ&#x201A;oor was mainly occupied by an avalanche of criticism from invitees to the afternoon session hosted by Renfrew County Warden Peter Emon and property and development director Paul Moreau. See SPECIES, page 6


Admaston-Bromley beef farmer Robert Dick speaks at Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forum on the Endangered Species Act. Next to him in the packed county council chambers are Dave Lemkay, centre, of the Renfrew Industrial Commission and Brian Hamilton of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

Developer slams town planning process, delays Planning issues front and centre on agenda Steve Newman

The Horton Winter Carnival was celebrated on the weekend. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Page 21 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

Monday nightĘźs Renfrew council meeting was dominated by approval of three zoning bylaws and two site-plan agreements. But not enough timely planning is being done by the Town of Renfrew, according to veteran developer

Mack Wilson. Wilson, who saw council approve his site-plan agreement for Phase 3 of Hunter Gate subdivision Monday, subsequently asked to address council. Granted permission by Mayor Bill Ringrose, Wilson then chastised staff for dragging its feet on planning issues. He also indicated Wilson Investments of Renfrew is ďŹ nancing the building of a new $5 million home for Ontario Power Generation that will preserve or create about 70

jobs, and that he would like to see timely response to the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have to tell you IĘźm disappointed; disappointed with your delays and your action here,â&#x20AC;? Wilson told council and senior staff members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There doesnĘźt seem to be anything that takes place until a ďŹ re has been lit, and it takes too long. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This place is not operating as it should be. Your cookbook is outdated. Your guidelines and procedures are not followed. And â&#x20AC;Ś I am critical of that. I canĘźt help it, it bothers

me. We started in September to have a subdivision agreement ratiďŹ ed.â&#x20AC;? Hunter GateĘźs site-plan agreement for Phase 3 should have been approved by December 2012 at the latest, said Wilson. Asked why approval took this long, Wilson replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have no idea.â&#x20AC;? RINGROSE RESPONDS

For the second time in two town council meetings, Mayor Ringrose spoke at the council table, before indicat-

ing he would not provide additional comments or answers to questions about the issue in question. The ďŹ rst time was Feb. 11, when Ringrose summarized his reasons for accepting the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal sent to him by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The second occasion was Monday night (Feb. 25) when he responded to WilsonĘźs criticisms of the townĘźs planning process. See PLANNING, page 3

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Legion hosts public speaking Ella Box Youth Education Chairman, Renfrew Royal Canadian Legion


Winners at the Renfrew Legion public speaking competition are, from left, front row, Cameron Hunter, Landen Scobie, Ariana Ferko, Kyra Ferko, Emily Saumure, Nevin Prevost and Elizabeth Scott; and back row, Samantha Daynes, Sydney Perry, Legion first vice president Ron Kilby, Legion president Randy Dowell, Legion public speaking chair Ella Box and Heather Lepine.

OSSTF recommends teachers return to extracurriculars

Public-address announcements in the next few weeks should reveal if new life will be breathed back into extracurricular activities at schools in the Renfrew County District School Board. However, donʼt expect teachers to come flooding back, following the recent departure of most teachers from extracurricular activities, after protesting since December the provincial governmentʼs use of Bill 115 to force contract agreements with the majority of Ontario schools. So says Jeff Barber, the president of OSSTF Local 28, which covers all of Renfrew County. The provincial council of the Ontario Secondary School Teachersʼ Federation announced Friday (Feb. 22) that it had voted to recommend its members suspend their political action related to extracurricular and voluntary activities. Barber, a Renfrew Collegiate Institute teacher until he became the Local 28 president five years ago, predicts there will be mixed response to the OSSTF provincial councilʼs recommendation. “Some teachers are expected to return to extracurriculars. Some will be a little more reluctant to return. They may wait to see what happens in discussions with the Province,” said Barber after speaking to several of the localʼs 350 teachers Monday. “And there will be some that wonʼt want to return to extracurriculars after the way

theyʼve been treated by the provincial government.” In a news release, OSSTF provincial president Ken Coran said, “We expect that this sign of goodwill will prompt the government to have genuine discussions that can lead to a fair resolution to this current impasse.” Barber said he hopes OSSTF discussions with the provincial government result in some adjustments to what has already been agreed to in contracts. The contracts run to the end of August 2014. As OSSTFʼs legislative body, the provincial council determines interim policy and approves political action for the OSSTFʼs 60,000 members. The council consists of more than 150 local leaders from across Ontario. A barometer of how many teachers in Renfrew Countyʼs public schools will return to extracurriculars will be much clearer after the March break, and the start of the usual season for track and field, badminton, soccer and other sports. Listen to school announcements as a good indicator of how busy RCI and other public high schools will be on the extracurricular scene, said Barber. Other extracurricular events include Relay for Life, an RCI event that has been raising more $80,000 annually for the Canadian Cancer Society. Although Barber isnʼt officially an RCI teacher, thatʼs where heʼd most likely volunteer his time for extracurriculars. Barber says heʼll wait a couple of weeks before determining the extent of his own involve-

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ment with extracurriculars. OSSTF membership includes public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, early childhood educators, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel and university support staff. Following Fridayʼs OSSTF announcement, Premier Kathleen Wynne said she was “glad that teachers, support staff and students across the province will once again enjoy the extracurricular activities and programs that mean so much to them.” Wynne added: “For the past few weeks, my team and I have been meeting with our partners in the public sector and engaging in positive, frank and collaborative discussions about our shared priorities.” In the same news release, the premier said she was confident the governmentʼs “commitment to fairness, consistency and respect in our conversations with OSSTF and all our partners will continue to result in real work being done for the people of Ontario.” There was no boycott of extracurricular activities by teachers in the Renfrew County Catholic school board, because they had a tentative agreement in place before the Province used Bill 115 to force contracts with school boards without tentative agreements. The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario has indicated it will review its position on extracurriculars by March 1.

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Renfrew Branch 148 of the Royal Canadian Legion held its annual public speaking competition Sunday, Feb. 10 in the Legion hall. Results of the competition are as follows: • Grade 1-3: first, Kyra Ferko, Grade 2, Admaston Public School; second, Nevin Prevost, Grade 3, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School; third, Landen Scobie Grade 2, Queen Elizabeth Public School • Grade 4-6: first, Emily Saumure, Grade 4, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School; second, Ariana Ferko, Grade 4, Admaston Public School; third, Cameron Hunter, Grade 6, Central Public School. • Grade 7-9: first, Elizabeth Scott, Grade 7, Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School; second, Samantha Daynes, Grade 7, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School; third, Sydney Perry, Grade 7, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School. • Grade 10-12: first, Heather Lepine, Grade 10, St. Josephʼs Catholic High School. Congratulations to all 27 students who participated in this yearʼs contest. Good luck to all first-place contestants advancing to the zone competition March 2 in Eganville at Branch 353. Special thanks to all Legion members and Auxiliary members for your assistance. A big thank-you to registrars Fran Godin, Janet Turner and backup Huguette Jobin; timekeepers Sylvia Sell and Pat Kilby; referee Ron Kilby; scrutineers Greg Walbeck and Lynn Gruntz; calligrapher Tanya Campbell; Allan Sell for framing; door detail Randy Dowell; the auxiliary ladies for lunch and judges Barb Bristow, Lewis MacDonald and Marilyn Campbell, backup Sandi Heins; and all who helped in any way.

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While addressing council and senior staff members, Wilson also said “you need to pull your socks up and be proactive … and stop your fighting.” This was a reference to the case before the Ontario Supreme Court in which Renfrew development and works director Mike Asselin is suing Renfrew resident Matt McDougall of Moviemat for defamation of character. Asselin also received a court injunction Dec. 7 to prevent the public viewing of videos placed on YouTube in October and November over his disagreement on a site plan concerning McDougallʼs Moviemat location on OʼBrien Road. After approval of the Hunter Gate phase 3 site-plan agreement, Wilson left the council chambers. Shortly afterwards, Mayor Ringrose responded to Wilsonʼs comments. Ringrose said the difficulty often lies in the vagueness of expectations, responsibilities and timelines. “When you get mixed up in the details of it (the process), itʼs amazing how there arenʼt any innocent parties around the table,” the mayor said. “However, it happened; it occurred. Yes, I did get a phone call (about the site-

plan agreement). Iʼm glad we got through it tonight, and it (delays) will probably happen some time in the future. Thatʼs just life.” Regarding the need for timely site-plan approvals in town, Ringrose added, “If applicants come to us and work with us, we will meet whatever timetable is required. That requires an active communication on their part and an active fulfilling of their role on behalf of their consultants, as well as the parties we have to go through for input … We will achieve what is required.” In responding to Wilsonʼs comments about the court case, Ringrose added: “Heʼs right. Iʼve heard comments that what is happening relative to a citizen is, at the least, embarrassing. I wish it would come to an end. I suspect it will drag on for many more months …. It has already been before the courts, and it is not resolved … And I suspect there are other issues that are going to come forward.” To which Ringrose also said, “There comes a time when you have stand up for yourselves and for our staff.” THREE REZONING BYLAWS

At Mondayʼs meeting, council also approved three zoning amendments for property developments by Briscoeʼs Foodmarket Ltd. on Barnet Boulevard, Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Grigg Ave., and

Nick Karavidas on Opeongo Road land that is not serviced by the townʼs water and waste-water system. The Opeongo Road severance passed by a 5-2 vote, despite planner Julie Stewartʼs recommendation that the rezoning be refused. A servicing options report concluded that are municipal services are not an option due to prohibitive costs for such an extension at the west end of town. The same report recommends on-site private sewage and water services. COLERAINE SITE PLAN

Council also passed a site-plan agreement for the Coleraine Subdivision being developed by Bonnechere Development Corporation partners Norm Bujold and Morris Eady. The corporation is building 30 single-family homes at the site of the former Pine Avenue football field, between Airth Boulevard and Raglan Street South. The site-plan agreement for the future Coleraine Park includes the councilʼs waving of the requirement for an on-site sidewalk and on-site power generator. Instead, the developers will provide funds for a mobile generator to be operated by the town. Construction of four homes (on Buck Ridge Crescent within Coleraine Park) will start this spring, says Bujold.

Time for fundamental fairness: MPP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski wants to bring attention to an issue of fundamental fairness for Ontarioʼs rural municipalities. Yakabuski is promoting his reintroduced Private Membersʼ Bill, the Gasoline Tax Fairness for All Act, which would ensure that all municipalities share in a portion of the gas tax they pay. “Currently, the Gasoline Tax Act only permits those municipalities that have a rapid transit or public transportation system to seek a tax rebate. Yakabuski has been advocating for years to amend the Act to ensure that all municipalities share in a portion of the gas tax they pay by making all municipalities eligible to receive a rebate from the provincial government,” the release said. “I first introduced this bill in recognition of the fact that rural municipalities depend on their roads and bridges as the only public trans-

portation available to them, yet receive no gas tax funding” Yakabuski said. “The longer the government takes to address the unfairness of the current funding model, the larger the problem becomes.” According to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) the estimated annual infrastructure deficit for Ontarioʼs municipalities is $6 billion. To address these challenges, municipalities have advocated for predictable, long-term and stable infrastructure funding. “After years of neglect this is an opportunity for the Liberals to show some respect for rural Ontario and support a policy that municipalities have spent years advocating for” Yakabuski said. “Premier Wynne has an opportunity to finally put rubber to the road in the upcoming budget.” The Ontario PC party has endorsed gas tax fairness in the 2011 and 2007 elections.

All sides back MP’s efforts to stop those taking any advantage of disabled Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant has received all-party support for her Private Memberʼs Legislation to restrict fees charged by certain promoters of the federal governmentʼs disability tax credit. “While I am pleased to confirm that our government supports Bill C-462, the Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act, the fact that support for my bill crosses party lines suggests that other MPs recognize my effort to solve the problem caused by some individuals who are taking advantage of the disabled,” said Gallant. “During the first hour of debate at second reading in the House of Commons, speakers from both the Official Opposition and the third party stated their support for my private memberʼs Bill. “With broad government and allparty support, I am very positive about this bill becoming law.” Gallant pointed out that there have been cases where some Canadians living with a disability have had substantial portions of their tax credit, sometimes as much as 35 per

cent, taken away by promoters of the credit. The Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act is intended to restrict fees that can be charged by a business preparing a Disability Tax Credit (DTC) application. “It is a step forward in ensuring fair treatment of all eligible Canadian taxpayers, said Gallant. The Disability Tax Credit is a nonrefundable credit that may reduce the amount of income tax that either a person with a disability or their supporting person has to pay. To qualify, an individual must have a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions, as defined in the Income Tax Act and as certified by a qualified practitioner. “A number of my constituents, including members of our Canadian Armed Forces and veterans, have expressed their concerns to me regarding unfair fees being charged by some promoters of the Disability Tax Credit,” said Gallant. “That money should be staying in the pockets of Canadians who need it, and not be charged away by unregulated promoters.”

Public information meeting on Algonquin land claim tonight The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH), the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association (CSIA) and the Federation of Ontario Cottagersʼ Associations (FOCA) will host a public information meeting on the Algonquin land claim settlement tonight. “The purpose of these meetings is to let the people who live, work, hunt, fish and recreate in the land claim area know whatʼs at stake,” says OFAH executive director Angelo Lombardo in a news release. “To date, the government has not provided the public with the opportunity for consultation, which is inexcusable. “Collectively, we feel it is our responsibility to make the public aware of the details of this

land claim and how they may be affected.” The meeting runs 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Pembroke Best Western Inn & Conference Centre at 1 International Drive. No prior registration is required and everyone is encouraged to attend. “If you enjoy the use of public lands or are impacted on by the claim in anyway, this meeting will provide you with some background information and prepare you for government sessions in March where you can ask questions and demand answers,” said Lombardo. “The opportunity to hunt, fish, boat, hike, cottage, trap, canoe, camp or ATV in the land claim area is on the line.” To learn more, visit

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Renfrew OPP lay drug charges after search of residence On Feb. 20 OPP conducted a search of a residence in Renfrew under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Officers entered the home on Renfrew Avenue West and seized a quantity of cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a conducted energy weapon. The two 40-year-old male residents were each charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, possession of marijuana, and unauthorized possession of a weapon. One was held in custody for a bail hearing. The other was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew April 10. Two other males were located in the home and arrested. A 24-year-old Ottawa man was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, possession of marijuana, unauthorized possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon while prohibited. He was released on a promise to appear in Renfrew court April 10. A second Ottawa man, 25, was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, possession of marijuana, unauthorized possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon while prohibited, breach of probation, and three counts of failing to comply with a recognizance. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Det.-Const. Mike Hartwick led the investigation.



Two area community centres were vandalized last weekend. Overnight Feb. 23 both the Horton Community Centre and Douglas Community Centre had several windows broken. The suspects entered the community centre in Douglas and stole items from the canteen. Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call the OPP in Renfrew at 613-432-3211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Feb. 18 was a statutory holiday in Ontario. Under the Retail Business Holiday Act retail business stores were not permitted to be open. Const. Rick Shikatani was working and noticed that Urban Planet in Renfrew was open for business. The officer was aware that this business has been charged in the past with being open for business on statutory holidays. The officer issued the manager a summons for court in Renfrew March 22.


OPP officers investigated several cases of broken windows on vehicles in Renfrew during the past week. Police have also been notified of mailboxes being damages on Pinnacle Road in Horton Township. No suspects have been identified yet.

During the past week Renfrew OPP officers responded to seven domestic disputes. One male was charged with assault, uttering threats, and resisting arrest; one male was charged with three counts of assault and three counts of breach of probation; and one male was charged with criminal harassment and uttering threats. THEFT OF ATV

On Feb. 21 officers responded to a theft on Black Bay Road in Horton Township. The complainant reported his side-by-side ATV was stolen within the last hour of police arrival. The victim located the ATV on the Ottawa River where it had been damaged and abandoned. Const. Ryan Besner is investigating.



Two males are facing charges after an assault was reported to the police Feb. 22. The victim was walking on Munroe Avenue East around 9:20 p.m. when he was approached from behind by two males and assaulted. The victim was able to get away and reported the incident to police. The victim was treated for minor injuries at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Officers were unable to locate the two male suspects. Arrest warrants are being sought for

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A garage on Pucker Street in Horton Township was broken into overnight Feb. 19. The thief snuck in through the backyard and stole a chainsaw and gas can. The chainsaw was an older model Homelite, yellow in colour. Const. Besner investigated.

have come to me expressing their concern that the lateness of receiving the program application forms, the lack of clarity in the forms as well as the paperwork requirement may result in farmers who should qualify for assistance not receiving any help,” said Gallant. “I worked very hard to convince our federal government agriculture minister Gerry Ritz that our local farmers needed support.

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“As a result, the biggest share of this program, 60 per cent is being paid for by the federal government. “This program came in addition to the financial assistance I was able to deliver for local farmers for Hay East 2012 and the tax deferrals announced by the federal government to eligible producers in designated drought areas on the sale of breeding stock,” she said.

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Admaston-Bromley expenses, salaries slightly under budget in 2012 Peter Clark

Admaston-Bromley Township 2012 council salaries and expenses were released Thursday evening. Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe had a salary of $13,138.32 for 2012. With expenses of $8,837.55 added, her total remuneration was $21,975.87. Totals for other members of council in 2012 were: â&#x20AC;˘ Robert Dick, salary $7,663.76, expenses $7,553.15, total $15,216.91; â&#x20AC;˘ Michael Donohue, salary $7,663.76, expenses $5.267.62, total $12, 931.38; â&#x20AC;˘ Ray Pender, salary $7,663.76, expenses $5,058.03, total $12,721.79; â&#x20AC;˘ Dirk Rook, salary $7,663.76, expenses $5,007.04, total $12,670.80. In total, $75,516.75 was paid out to council, which was slightly under the budget of $75,625. It was also lower than 2011 ďŹ gures by $345.03. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ours is different than many councils because we do not get paid by the meeting. This is it folks. We could have 10 meetings. We could have 10-hundred meetings, and it comes out to the same amount of dollars,â&#x20AC;? Mayor Briscoe explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I like about the way itĘźs structured in this municipality is that you never have to be concerned about the budget when you call a meeting,â&#x20AC;? Coun. Donohue added. HIRED

The township has hired township resident Andrea Leclaire for the part-time contract clerical position. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a lot going on so we did it fairly quickly,â&#x20AC;? clerktreasurer Annette Louis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We advertised in the paper on the Thursday and asked for the applications by the following Monday. It didnĘźt seem to be a problem because we got 51 applications.â&#x20AC;? Five applicants were interviewed, Louis added. Leclaire has been hired effective Feb. 25. Council approved her rate

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MP Gallant met with Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) member services representative Brian Hamilton; Renfrew County OFA secretary-treasurer Donna Campbell; National Farmers Union (NFU) local president Dave McKay and NFU secretary Lauretta Rice; and John Strathoff and Ron McCoy of the Renfrew County Dairy Farmers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an opportunity for the new premier of Ontario to put words into action as the provincial minister of agriculture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While the federal government is providing the bulk of the funding for this initiative, by agreement the Provincial Minister is responsible for the overall delivery and administration of the program,â&#x20AC;? said Gallant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rural Ontario is watch-

of $13.33 per hour. Leclaire will work a minimum of 24 hours per week â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Steve Visinski was introduced at the meeting. Visinski is the lead hand for the municipal garage, taking over from Chris Kunopaski while he recovers from surgery. LAND PURCHASE

Total sales for 2012 were 33 at the Douglas Grocery, 41 at GourleyĘźs Variety and 99 at the municipal ofďŹ ce or by mail. Mayor Briscoe said, that if anyone thinks thereĘźs only 173

dogs in the township, she has some land in Florida to sell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, dog tags are bought by people who care about their dogs and want to know that if they get lost, they have a way to ďŹ nd them, and


â&#x20AC;&#x153;YouĘźll also note, there is not a great deal of concern about the drought, in January,â&#x20AC;? Coun. Donohue said. Drought updates took the least amount of hits, with just 51.

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Admaston-Bromley has purchased a parcel of land for $100,000 from John J. OĘźNeil and Patrick J. OĘźNeil. Mayor Briscoe is very pleased with the transaction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were able to complete the purchase of about 30 acres from the OĘźNeil family at our Osceola landďŹ ll site,â&#x20AC;? said Mayor Briscoe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So it is now ours. We had an excellent negotiation between ourselves and the OĘźNeils, and itĘźs a good deal that we have done and are compliant with MOE (Ministry of the Environment).â&#x20AC;?

good for these good people.â&#x20AC;? The township website had 38,335 hits in January. Most viewed was the calendar with 3,067 onlookers. There are 25 entities on the website.

The Calabogie and Area Business Association (CABA) has received a boost from council for two projects. CABA president Byron Hermann attended the council meeting of Feb. 19 and voiced his appreciation. He said CABA has received a grant from the Community Futures Development Corporation for two projects â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a new interactive business directory and a Calabogie and area experience map. The township has agreed to partner with CABA and contribute $1,500 to both of those projects. FPO HIRED

Council approved GM ďŹ re chief Betsy

SayerĘźs request to hire Morgan Pirie as ďŹ re prevention ofďŹ cer (FPO) with speciďŹ c focus on ďŹ re safety inspections. Greater Madawaska has worked hard over the past three years to educate and motivate residents and businesses to enhance ďŹ re prevention activities, and have been successful, Sayers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a direct result of this success, and increased awareness in the community following the 2012 macroburst and drought, our FPO workload for 2013 is dramatically higher than ever before. We are not able to meet needs with only one part-time FPO,â&#x20AC;? Sayers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fire safety inspections are extremely complex and best done by a team of two trained PFOs. We need to hire a second FPO to meet this need,â&#x20AC;? Sayers said. Pirie is a trained FPO with Lanark Highlands who was interviewed and rec-

ommended for hiring as a second FPO on an as-needed basis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been partnering more closely with Lanark Highlands in the past year, and the ďŹ re chief has approved our request to share her (PirieĘźs) services,â&#x20AC;? Sayers said. Pirie joins Anna Kosmack in the FPO role with Greater Madawaska. FLAG RASIING PLANS AND MEDALS

Mayor Emon said Greater Madawaska will participate in the Raise-the-Flag for Autism event Tuesday, April 2. The plan is to have all 444 municipalities in Ontario raise the ďŹ&#x201A;ag at noon that day. The township presented Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to Mary Charbonneau, Ken Birkett and Pat Holleran Feb. 17 for their volunteer work.

While scanning over the Feb. 14 roads voucher of $125,603.38, Mayor Briscoe noticed a charge of $1,265 to Claimspro Inc. She said the bill shouldnĘźt be there, and council did not approve the payment, lowering the roads voucher to $124,338.38. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was added to our accounts payable which we just minussed, because it just came to our attention that this is our third payment to an insurance investigator in terms of an accident that involved one of our municipal vehicles this past summer,â&#x20AC;? Mayor Briscoe said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought we had insurance for that very reason and we shouldnĘźt have to be paying investigators. Anyway, we are just not going to pay them, not until they can explain to us what our responsibilities are.â&#x20AC;? DOG TAGS

Dog tag sales in the township were 173 for 2012, compared to 224 tags sold in 2011, and 172 in 2010. ing. I invite her to listen to the farmers in Renfrew County. They need more time to complete program forms. Many do not have the $300 to $1,200 they have been given as estimates by accountants and farm consultants to ďŹ ll out these forms. There are issues with a number of the requirements to qualify for this program. An extension to the program deadline is needed to sort out these problems. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The time has come for the new Ontario premier to work together with the women and men who grow the food on her table. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As recognized by the provinceĘźs own AgriRecovery Assessment, Renfrew County was the worst-hit drought area in 2012, with a drop in forage production as much as 50 per cent.Poor pasture conditions forced some producers to feed their ďŹ rst cut of hay in July and August, which meant they had less hay available for winter feeding,â&#x20AC;? said Gallant.


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The teeth of the act are the regulations, which county ofďŹ cials say need changing. The deadline for feedback to the provinceĘźs EBR (or environmental bill of rights) registry was Monday, Feb. 25. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a great turnout,â&#x20AC;? said Moreau. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our warden was right when he said we had an opportunity (Friday) for different sectors of our economy to hear about the impacts that each otherĘźs experiencing. So weĘźre not all in different silos here, and just thinking of our individual effects, but we now have a broader understanding of the issues that weĘźre all facing. And whatĘźs come out is that theyĘźre all very similar in nature.â&#x20AC;? The hope, said Emon, is that the forum results in the countyĘźs construction of a message that leads to constructive changes in the Endangered Species ActĘźs regulations. He also thanked the forumĘźs participants for their restraint while speaking out about an act that he said is unfair. Those impacts include huge planning-process delays, including such provincial restrictions or requests as environmental assessments, restricted windows for cutting in forested areas, and lack of ďŹ&#x201A;exibility in farmersĘź hay harvesting guidelines. One speaker was Leo Hall of RenfrewĘźs Opeongo Forestry Services, which for years has grown and harvested trees. He said the act has had major impact on his timber business and on related real-estate development. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The key (impact) as far as IĘźm concerned is cost, and the second most important one is uncertainty,â&#x20AC;? said Hall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The way we understand it, you need to have revenue a little bit higher than your costs, and what weĘźve bee noticing during the past decade is itĘźs becoming increasingly more

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difďŹ cult to extract value from our products because of a whole bunch of a factors in the world market,â&#x20AC;? added Hall. The net result in the past decade is a declining value of product by 10 to 50 per cent, or in some cases the total disappearance of the demand for products. A way to deal with these declining values is to use more sophisticated machinery, but to make those machines effective investments, Hall says they have to run a high percentage of the time, but canĘźt because of restricted land access, as deďŹ ned by the Endangered Species Act. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel in my bones that this situation has gotten to the point where in forestry and in property development, we are gradually being pushed out of the global community of producing wood products and selling them competitively,â&#x20AC;? said Hall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And we may very well be at the stage where the alternate use for this land, which could attract investment to the area, is becoming uneconomic as well.â&#x20AC;? One of the most thorough speakers was Colin Mackinnon of Ben Hokum & Son Limited sawmill in Killaloe. He called the Endangered Species Act â&#x20AC;&#x153;another ďŹ nancial burden that will regulate us out of business.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our forestry industry, as you know, has been struggling for ďŹ ve years,â&#x20AC;? he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(There are) lots of casualties. Those who are still operating are just hanging on by a thread. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now in the fourth year of the species-at-risk (legislation) weĘźre starting to see the full impact, and weĘźre at the tipping point. More and more, weĘźre seeing more American lumber cross the border, and we have to remain competitive (by lowering our prices).â&#x20AC;? Over the past year, with increased activity by the Committee for Status of Species at Risk in Ontario (COSSARO), Mackinnon says the forestry industry has been more and

more challenged. The biggest factor is restricted access to its own timber supply, said Mackinnon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to sell our timber when the market wants it, but with the ESA we have a hard time doing that â&#x20AC;Ś We donĘźt want to be cutting our spring operating areas in the winter. We have a lack of ďŹ&#x201A;exibility,â&#x20AC;? he said of the companyĘźs provincially-approved ďŹ ve-year cutting plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;WeĘźre losing area, weĘźre losing volume, due to species at risk (regulations). There are reserves on waterways, creeks, woodland pools, ponds that are removed from our harvest. At times, this will make small blocks unaffordable to harvest. Even for larger blocks, with little sections that are blocked off, we have to move in and out due to timing restrictions, (so) we may have a difďŹ cult time cost-wise to go back and harvest.â&#x20AC;? Restricted harvesting blocks may also negatively impact the local industryĘźs ability to respond to mounting product demand at certain times of the year, said Mackinnon. He also said that the legislation has resulted in additional costs to create off-season roads, to accommodate species at risk, at increased costs since roads once built with two or three inches of gravel must now be built with two or three times that amount. Tom Richardson of the Ontario Forestry Industry Association, said â&#x20AC;&#x153;we could live with onerous restrictions if there were truly rare (species at risk), but theyĘźre everywhere.â&#x20AC;? Ontario Federation of Agriculture vice-president Debra Straathof of Arnprior suggested a few changes to the legislation. These include more ministerial oversight so

the species at risk committee doesnĘźt wield all-encompassing power, and adding a person with agricultural background to CASSARO. MPP Yakabuski said his party would review how appointments are made to CASSARO and restore the natural resources ministerĘźs right to have the ďŹ nal say on committee decisions â&#x20AC;&#x153;because unfortunately you have a board (CASSARO) that does not represent you. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In fact, they represent everything that is the opposite of what your needs are, and when they make determinations theyĘźre answering the call of the people who elect them to their various environmental organizations. So itĘźs a very tilted relation today, and that has to change.â&#x20AC;? There were about two dozen presenters at the forum that lasted nearly three hours. They included Kerry Clouthier of Clouthier Construction, planner Brian Whitehead of Jp2g Consultants Inc., Lauretta Rice of the National Farmers Union, forester Ed Heideman of Lavern Heideman & Sons Ltd. in Eganville, Larry McTaggart of Bancroft Area Forest Industry Association, and Don Baxter of Northern Graphite mine near Bissett Creek. Each said the Endangered Species Act is reducing proďŹ t margins by creating more delays in the planning or production process. The purpose of the forum, according to a pre-forum news release from Renfrew County, was to emerge with â&#x20AC;&#x153;positive and reasonable solutions, and alternative mechanisms, to the costly and unworkable mechanisms contained in the ESA, and to deliver these recommendations to the Province of Ontario.â&#x20AC;?

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Great Backyard Bird Count is a resounding success and hydro poles on their farm. Lorraine says these owls appear in the same hunting perches each year when they migrate from their home in the north to hunt and when they return home to nest. If the snow makes hunting unproďŹ table, they move farther south. If not, they remain on the Hamilton farm for most of the winter to hunt. She says they are beautiful to watch. Andy and Sharon Tait saw a great gray owl hunting from a hydro pole east of Renfrew. These owls have been seen in the area other years, indicating a good hunting location. Great grays can hear a mouse under 18 inches (40 cm) of snow. One of their ears is located slightly above the other giving them the ability to judge the distance a mouse is from their perch. Once they have located their prey, they drop down into the snow and invariably make the catch. Layers of ice make hunting almost impossible for them. Broken legs are sometimes the result of striking the layers of ice with their feet.


We received this email from Keith and Ann Eady: Hi Jim and Ila: We have chickadees, goldfinches, starlings, rock pigeons, blue jays, dark-eyed juncos, hairy woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, whitebreasted nuthatches, house sparrows, common crows and redpolls at our feeders on a daily basis. We have a female Cardinal who drops in the early evening, but we have not seen a male. One morning there was a flash of grey-black and a bird swooped down on a junco. The junco took off with the other in hot pursuit. It looked like a shrike. Keith and Ann Eady Keith, the behaviour you write about the grey-black bird is typical of a northern shrike. They are swift, agile ďŹ&#x201A;iers and catch their prey by forcing it to the ground before dispatching it. The pursuit would not have ended well for the junco.

Marg McLeish has both male and female pine grosbeaks at her feeders. It is unusual to have these grosbeaks still at our feeders this late in the winter. Such behaviour would indicate a lack of natural food, staghorn sumac seeds, conifer seeds and wild fruit. There have been more pine grosbeaks seen this winter than in


Ila and I would like to thank Lucy Hass, editor of The Renfrew Mercury, for including this column in her list of dedicated contributors. We would also like to congratulate the entire staff on the paperĘźs nomination for general excellence.It is indeed well deserved. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, RR 5, Renfrew, Ont., K7V 3Z8. Phone 613-4322738 or email jamesh@nrtco. net


A male bluebird inspects nest box. Their arrival date is the second week of March.

Fran and Tom Rekowski had a barred owl visit their backyard this week. These owls are usually resident birds, hunt during the day and are somewhat tolerant of humans. Barred owls are seen by more people than any of our

There have been several reports of northern owls making their way home. Brian and Lorraine Hamilton have seen snowy owls hunting from trees




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There were 75 countries reporting checklists for the Great Backyard Bird Count: U.S.A. ďŹ rst with (28,949), Canada second with (2,520). Most species reported: U.S.A. (609), Mexico (443), India (340), Australia (253), Panama (241) and Canada (229). Species that were seen in the most countries: house sparrow (31), rock pigeon (26) and European starling (17). These birds are year-round residents in most countries, including Canada. The snow goose had the largest number of individuals reported (4,224,536). This species is becoming so numerous that they are destroying their nesting habitat and food supply in the Canadian north. Just how serious the situation has become has not been determined, but it could have devastating results for the snow goose population. The top ďŹ ve species reported on the most checklists were: northern cardinal (14,060), mourning dove (12,282), dark-eyed junco (12,057), downy woodpecker (10,043) and house ďŹ nch (9,504). This list of species looks familiar when compared to our Christmas Bird Count; we had them all. I would like to thank all that participated in the event. A special thanks to Bill and Jo-Anne Wendt, Marlene Hanneman, David and Carol Sulpher and Cedric Wright for their help.

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Raise awareness for Heart Month: Take the challenge February is Heart Month across Canada. While there may be many activities to promote awareness it is an issue that must be considered every day. Last year, the Heart and Stroke Foundation raised just under $200 million across Canada through fundraising and with the help of 140,000 volunteers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; volunteers who want to see an end to heart disease and stroke. By donating to and volunteering for the foundation, the public is helping to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make Death Waitâ&#x20AC;?. There have been many advancements over the years. Looking back to 1954 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that was the

year Dr. Wilfred Bigelow performed the ďŹ rst open heart surgery on a patient in Canada at the Toronto General Hospital. To perform the surgery he used a technique which was established through a Heart and Stroke Foundation grant. Fast forward to 2009 when research, funded by the foundation, enabled the very ďŹ rst in-utero surgery to correct congenital heart defects. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation are making a difference by supporting more than 600 researchers across Ontario. These are researchers whose work will only result in the saving of lives.

Researchers are located in facilities across the region including the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, QueenĘźs University, and University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Not only does research save lives, it also helps those people and their families who are living with heart disease and stroke. Aside from research, another key element to preventing heart disease and stroke is just that â&#x20AC;&#x201C; prevention. By doing some very simple things like eating right, being physically active, watching blood pressure levels and not smoking, Canadians can help Make Death Wait.

Through the Heart and Stroke FoundationĘźs website,, there are three tools which are worth looking over, starting with the My Risk Assessment, a chance to look at what might be putting individuals at risk in their own lives. The My Health Support tool and the 30 Day Challenge are both useful in helping people start to live a healthier life. Help to create â&#x20AC;&#x153;More hours in a day. More days in a year. More years in a life,â&#x20AC;? by donating to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and taking some simple preventative measures to maintain good health.


The (press) times, they are a-changinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; LUCY HASS View from the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;frew

In my younger days, I was something of a Bob Dylan fanatic. I listened to his music, read books about him, wrote my Renfrew Legion public speaking entry about the man, and in February 1974 bought a booklet of guitar sheet music and lyrics titled Bob Dylanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greatest Hits. I never did learn to play the guitar, but I still scan through the pages every so often and read the lyrics like a treasured anthology of poetry. It was, and remains, pure art. A favourite song was The Times They Are AChanginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. I didnĘźt know then, but it would become something of a theme in my lifeĘźs work in the ever-changing newspaper business. Another change is coming, this time with The Renfrew Mercury press deadlines. Starting next month, The Renfrew Mercury will be printed Monday nights. As a result, our editorial deadlines will change so we can hit the ground running Monday mornings on production. Long gone are the days when stories were set on linotype machines, printed off in long streams of text, the copy sliced and diced with exacto knives, then waxed and pasted onto pages that were photographed and made into press plates. Today, laying out a paper is a much more sterile process. In the old days there was always the threat of a knife cut on production days. Today, the greatest threat is back pain or eye strain from staring down a computer screen. ThereĘźs an old saying that nobody knows the value of a week like the editor of a weekly

newspaper. I understand. The rhythm of my life has always followed the ďŹ&#x201A;ow of The Mercury, and now I need to re-adjust my internal newspaper clock once again. People donĘźt always understand how timelines work at a newspaper, but itĘźs pretty simple. The more time you have to prepare a piece of copy, the cleaner it will be. And, pressed against a looming deadline, priority must always be given to fast-breaking news. This is where you come in. The Renfrew Mercury has always been blessed with an engaged, active readership. Aside from staff-written copy, we reply upon a host of contributors who occasionally submit everything from sports results to news releases on upcoming events. To help us continue our record of strong community coverage, we ask that submissions, whenever possible, be in our hands by Friday at 3 p.m. If the submission relates to a weekend event, Sunday at 3 p.m. will be ďŹ ne. Sports items can still be directed to our sports guru Peter Clark at but a cc would be appreciated at in the event Peter is away. The same holds true for items directed to senior reporter Steve Newman. He can still be contacted at but a cc to my desk would help, to cover when people are off or on holidays. In short, we donĘźt want to miss your good news. With Renfrew council on Monday evenings, we will also rely more and more on our new best friend â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our newspaper website. When a sound bite or two-sentence radio clip just wonĘźt do, our readers will still be able to catch the latest council news at north. There will be postings every Tuesday after council, so stay fully informed. Our print editions, meanwhile, will offer a more indepth look at issues on the horizon and analyses afterwards. We look forward to continuing as RenfrewĘźs news source of record. Yes, Bob, the times are indeed a-changinĘź and weĘźre changinĘź with them.

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C) Yes. Scrap it every year. No wonder weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lagging behind China and Japan.

D) No. In fact, increase it to two weeks as they do in some provinces.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the editor: I would like to offer my sincerest gratitude to the editorial staff for publishing letters from Andrew Kasprzak and Ron Sinclair. Some readers may conclude both gentlemen made their point. They did not, but the editor certainly did. Kasprzak complains about the arbitrary nature of traffic legislation and penalties. However, by describing the consequences and costs of a major life-threatening accident his complaints about other traffic fines are confusing at best. He seems reluctant to acknowledge the reason individuals are fined has nothing

to do with their social circumstances. He also seems to suggest a good excuse trumps a fine. Fines and demerit points discourage behaviour that leads to major accidents, injuries and death. The editorʼs decision to publish the drivel emphasizes the good work police do every day. As a society we all pay dearly for everyoneʼs insurance, everyoneʼs roads, everyoneʼs health care, all air ambulance services and for the police themselves. Yes, our taxes are way too high. But, condoning excuses, withholding demerit points or heeding social circumstances would raise costs and taxes

for all of us, and lead to more injuries and death because bad driving behaviour would go largely unchecked. As for Mr. Sinclairʼs letter the ad hominem (attacking the man) argument is always a recipe for failure. But, again, the editorʼs decision to publish the letter has done us a great service. Why? The letter reminds us it is because they have to deal with unreasonable people that municipal officials like our good Mayor Bill Ringrose often deserve much more than a medal. Dean Black Renfrew

Women’s Institute appreciates support To the editor: On behalf of the members and branches of the Renfrew South District Womenʼs Institutes, I would like to express my gratitude to both the Arnprior McNab Braeside Archives (AMBA) for their support and to Metroland Media for their wonderful coverage. It was an honour for two of our members to be invited to speak at the annual general meeting of the AMBA and be part of their 20th anniversary. We hope to continue our close relationship with the archives and we thank them for their help in preserving our Tweedsmuir

Thank you To the editor: The board of the Renfrew and District Food Bank would like to thank the residents of the Town of Renfrew for the

Community History Books for future generations. We always welcome new members and I would like to extend an invitation to women, young and old, to join and help continue the tradition of Womenʼs Institutes in our area for another 100 years! More information about our organization and how to get in touch with us is available on our website at Yours For Home and Country, Margie MacKenzie President, Renfrew South District Women’s Institutes

extremely generous donations received during the 2012 year. The kindness of each individual, family, organization, team, church and business is very much appreciated. We are very thankful for your assistance and the many

ways that you support our work. Best wishes in the new year, 2013. Sincerely, Margaret Maloney Corresponding secretary for the Renfrew and District Food Bank


Spring colours help take chill off winter Mary Cook Memories

Although Father kept telling Mother there was a lot of winter left, she refused to believe him. She was sure she saw a robin. Father said it was a blackbird. I was never sure if Mother hated the winter because we were locked in for weeks, only venturing as far as church and Briscoeʼs General Store, with trips into Renfrew – only if it was necessary – or because she remembered milder weather this time of year in her beloved New York. But by the time February started to wane, Motherʼs patience with the snow, the bitterly cold nights huddled together in the drafty kitchen to keep warm, and the frost-covered windows all took their toll on Motherʼs usually happy mood. Even though the days were getting longer, the evenings stretched out before her and I could tell she ached for spring and warm nights, when she could open the windows and feel the cool country air coming in. One Friday evening she announced that even if the snow came down in buckets, she was going into Renfrew in the morning and yes, I could go with her. The old Model T had long since been up on blocks in the drive shed, so Queenie would be hitched to the cutter for the 20-kilometre trip into town. Motherʼs peddling eggs, butter and chickens waned during the winter, but that day, under piles of blankets, she was prepared to visit her warm-weather customers so that she could have what was called “egg money” back then, because there were things she needed. She had written out a list and we dressed like mummies, with hot bricks at our feet. We set out, just Mother and me, for the long cold trip into Renfrew. Queenieʼs breath seemed to freeze in the

air and the cutter bit deep into the snow along Northcote Side Road, but the fur rug, wrapped tight to our chins, kept us warm. Mother was in much better spirits than she had been all week, for which I was grateful. We headed right for Walkerʼs Store after Mother got rid of the chickens, butter and eggs, and her little change purse bulged with coins from her sales. She seemed to know exactly what she was looking for and we headed to the back of the store, pausing for a few seconds on the big iron grate in the middle of the store where heat from the coal furnace puffed up warm air. Here was where the bolts of materials were stored, on long shelves, like books in a library. Mother said she was there to look at the Dan River cottons. The sales clerk pulled the first pile down off the shelf and Mother asked if she wouldnʼt mind bringing down the pile next to it. I knew exactly what she was looking for. This pile had several bolts of Dan River plaids in glorious mauve and pink colours, the colours of spring. Mother lifted one bolt off the pile and put it to her nose. She inhaled as if she was smelling a bouquet of roses. “Itʼs 19 cents a yard this week,” the sales clerk said, and I knew she was wondering if Mother could spare such a portly sum. She could indeed. Hadnʼt we just sold a cutter full of chickens, butter and eggs? We left the store with four pieces of Dan River cotton all in the palest of colours, and even though they had been put into a Walkerʼs Store paper bag, I could smell the sweetness of the new material as I carried the parcel back to the cutter. After a stop at the drug store, we headed back to the farm and I sat huddled under the fur rug with the parcel of material clutched tight to my chest. See SPRING, page 13


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Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect clear and dry summer highway conditions in winter Ontario Provincial Police Renfrew detachment

Driving in the winter in Renfrew County can be challenging at times, as drivers are often exposed to a wide range of weather and road conditions. As a driver, itĘźs always a good idea to be prepared for anything prior to your trip, even if it is just your daily commute. DonĘźt be complacent, expect the worst and hope for the best. The Ministry of Transportation and its highway maintenance contractors work hard to keep OntarioĘźs highways clear and open to trafďŹ c during the winter. However, severe storms can exceed their ability to keep highways free of snow and ice.

This may be caused by the amount of snow, timing or duration of the storm, high winds, freezing rain or a combination of all of these factors.

cancel your trip if the weather does not improve.


â&#x20AC;˘ Winter weather conditions can change quickly, placing extra demands on your vehicle and your driving skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Keep your focus on the road and on other vehicles around you. â&#x20AC;˘ Eliminate all distractions and make sure you are well rested.


â&#x20AC;˘ Always drive according to weather and road conditions. The posted speed limit is intended for ideal road conditions- in poor conditions, reduce your speed. â&#x20AC;˘ Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to avoid having to brake suddenly. Increase your following distance on wet and slippery surfaces to allow more time to stop. â&#x20AC;˘ Give yourself extra time to reach your destination, and postpone or


â&#x20AC;˘ Make sure you know how to handle your vehicle in all weather conditions. â&#x20AC;˘ Be familiar with your braking

system and know how it reacts on snow and ice. â&#x20AC;˘ Keep your headlights on all the time - donĘźt rely on daytime running lights. Low beams are more effective than high beams in fog or heavy snow conditions. â&#x20AC;˘ Signal well in advance of turning to give other motorists time to react to your actions. Check your rearview and side mirrors, and always check the blind spots before changing lanes. â&#x20AC;˘ Avoid sudden moves by anticipating turns or lane changes. Abrupt changes in direction or slamming on the brakes could cause you to lose control. â&#x20AC;˘ Remember that bridges and overpasses may be slippery even

when other sections of the highway are not. â&#x20AC;˘ Avoid braking on curves by driving through them at a safe, steady speed. â&#x20AC;˘ Accelerate slightly when approaching a hill and maintain a steady speed going up. â&#x20AC;˘ Take your foot off the brake if your vehicle begins to skid and steer in the direction you want to go. Remember your vehicle generally goes where you are looking. When the wheels regain their grip, brake ďŹ rmly and smoothly. The Ontario Provincial Police throughout Renfrew County reminds you to always drive according to weather and road conditions. Please drive with extra care this winter.


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St. Joe’s students prepare for Easter Abby Hall Jaguar Journal


Bell Let’s Talk Day Renfrew Collegiate Institute students celebrated Spirit Week from Feb. 11 to 15 with theme days such as Pajama Day, Wacky Tacky Day, Bag of Love Day and Have a Heart Day. Tuesday, Feb. 12 was Plaid Day. It was also Bell Let’s Talk Day. For every text sent on a Bell phone or every Tweet posted with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk, Bell donated five cents to mental health awareness initiatives. Above, top row from left, are RCI students Hunter Stubinsky, Jacob Collins, Tatjana Borghi, Kaitlyn Beimers, Jamie Doering, Logan, Wright and Mickerra McLaughlin-Shepherd. In front are Beth Bryden, 2011-2012 RCDSB Student trustee Joe Steele and Nicky Nagy. The Bell Let’s Talk day initiative raised more than $4.8 million for mental health initiatives across Canada.

Time, money to be saved with purchasing process of RCDSB staff recently wrapped up a training session on the use of the new system. Through the RCDSBʼs new website, potential bidders will be able to download documents from one central site while still allowing the RCDSB to maintain adherence to the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive. Registering with the RCDSB Bids and Tenders site and selecting a commodity or range of commodities will ensure the vendor is apprised of any new tenders that are posted in their area of expertise. Registered users will receive immediate notification of any addendums of documents posted for particular tenders.

Users will have the ability to view Plan Takers, Submitted Bids and Awarded Contracts for each tender posted. It is free for all users – the RCDSB does not charge a fee to register on the site or a fee to download documents. The Bids and Tenders site was built with the help of eSolutionsGroup Limited, an award-winning consulting firm that specializes in website design and development. eSolutions works with public and private sector clients across Canada to deliver multimedia communications, creative services and customized online solutions. Learn more about eSolutionsʼ Bids and Tenders application at www. R0011929158

Moving the tendering process online is going to make life simpler for bidders and the Renfrew County District School Boardʼs Purchasing Department and will also mean cost savings for the board. This is just one of the many tools and features that will be available for users on the boardʼs new website expected to launch later this year. The online purchasing and tendering process will allow the RCDSB to post tenders online and ensure businesses are notified of new tenders as soon as they are posted. “Itʼs really an amazing tool,” said RCDSB Purchasing Agent Peggy Fiebig. Fiebig and a number

The weeks leading up to the Easter celebration are a period of thought, prayer and worship for Christians. The season of Lent began almost two weeks ago and will last until Easter Sunday on March 31. At SJHS, we began Lent with a mass on Ash Wednesday. Students and staff from St. Josephʼs and St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School travelled to St. Francis Xavier Parish to have their foreheads marked with ashes of palm leaves. During this holy time, we will continue to make our faith a priority. The pastoral team works hard to organize masses and prayer services in the chapel. Throughout Lent, Christians remember the time that Jesus travelled into the desert without food or water. Jesus resisted many temptations from Satan, but His self disci-

Abby Hall pline helped Him resist. After 40 days in the desert, Jesus began His work for God. Following Jesusʼ example, many Christians decide to “fast” or give something up during Lent. This sacrifice could mean giving up food or giving up a bad habit. Lent is truly a time to focus less

on yourself, and focus more on your relationship with God. Lent is a perfect time to become involved and donate your time. Last Friday evening, a group of St. Joeʼs students returned home from the Dominican Republic, after several days of volunteer work in the community of Yamasá. These students opened their hearts to the culture and the people of the D.R. The students on the mission trip delivered medical supplies, friendship kits, enthusiasm and a strong work ethic. Throughout the week, the group embodied the Lenten mindset by making sacrifices to help others. These sacrifices had a positive impact on how these students choose to live their lives. It is truly a life-changing experience. Not everyone will experience the Dominican Republic as they did, but we can all make sacrifices for the benefit of others. May you experience a blessed Lenten journey!

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SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES DEVELOPMENT AND WORKS DEPARTMENT Employment terms for these positions have yet to be determined; however, students are normally engaged for approximately 16 weeks. Start date is flexible, but typically commences during the first week of May. The availability of these positions is subject to funding approval by Town Council. POSITION A - Public Works Garage - 40 hour work week (Monday – Thursday) We are seeking a university/college student to assist staff with a variety of duties including road and sidewalk construction/repair and park maintenance, surveying and completing conditions surveys. Experience in construction and operating park maintenance equipment such as weed eaters, lawnmowers, etc. will be considered an asset. POSITION B – GIS/Engineering Student – 35 - 40 hour work week (Monday – Friday) We are seeking a university/college summer student to assist staff with the GIS program for the Town of Renfrew. The successful candidate will assist in field data collection, utilizing and modifying a database and associated forms, data manipulation and computer aided drafting. This position will work from the public works garage and will be a part of the public works crew. Excellent computer skills are essential for success in this position. Proficiency in MS Access, AutoCAD 2000 and ArcGIS would be an asset. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and web browsers would be beneficial. University/college students who have successfully completed at least the second year in a GIS or Engineering program will be considered for this position. POSITION C - Environmental Student – 35 hour work week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)


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We are seeking a university/college student to assist staff with various environmental/ waste management related matters. The successful candidate will be involved in all facets of solid waste management, including, but not limited to, the following: • Household Hazardous Waste Depot operations. • Survey work at landfill site to determine fill rate and capacity. • Ground and well water sampling. Students presently studying environmental engineering or a related discipline at the post-secondary level will be considered for this position. WHMIS training would be an asset. Post Secondary Students interested in ANY OF THE ABOVE employment opportunities may submit a resume, including a cover letter by mail, fax (613)432-8265 or email (WORD documents only) at Julie Coulas, Office Co-ordinator, c/o The Development & Works Office 127 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P8 R0011937665

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Wedding vows renewed at Manor Tracey McCormick Bonnechere Manor

Barb and Gary Hutchinson renewed their wedding vows Friday at the Bonnechere Manor in Renfrew. They have been volunteers at the manor for 10 years and they are celebrating 48 years of marriage this week. When planning for Valentineʼs week, we thought that it would be fun for the residents to watch a renewal of vows. When planning crafts for the month, the residents made all the decorations and centrepieces.

The residents also made the cake and bagged the candies with the thank-you cards that the bride and groom passed out. The residents really looked forward to that day and some had their clothes picked out for a week before the wedding. The cake was provided by Tasty Cakes of Arnprior and the flowers were created by Rayʼs Flowers. It was a great program from start to finish that the residents took great pride in. They really love their volunteers.


Here comes the bride: Bonnechere Manor volunteers Barb and Gary Hutchinson renewed their wedding vows

Valley Players present evening of one-act plays and music

Bonnechere Manor volunteers Barb and Gary Hutchinson renewed their wedding vows Feb. 15 at a special ceremony at the Bonnechere Manor in Renfrew. At right, they cut the wedding cake that was shared with residents who attended and witnessed the renewal of vows.

On March 8 and 9 The Valley Players will showcase some local musical talent with an eclectic mix of one act plays at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (MVTM). The music will be provided by local youths including a winner from the 2012 My Townʼs Got Talent competition which was sponsored in part by the Valley Players. Two one-act plays will be offered.

The first Play is The Stranger by August Strindberg. This was an independent project developed for the Perth Studio one act play evening by a few VP veterans. The second play is Those Who Can, Do, which was written by Marianne Mullan and sponsored by the Valley Players for the 2011 Eastern Ontario Drama League one act play festival. The play was a big hit winning an award and

giving birth to Apple Crate Productions. The musical guests include Monica Guerin a winner from last falls My Townʼs Got Talent competition. She will be joined by Haley Hanks, Sarah Mitchel and Kennedy Fitzgeralds from the Notre Dame High School (NDHS) music program. The evening is intended to showcase local talent and celebrate some successes the

VPs have had in the eastern Ontario theatre scene. This will be an intimate evening presented in the charming confines of the MVTM. Tickets will available at the Baker Bobʼs, the MVTM or at the door for $10. Refreshments will be available during the intermissions. Baker Bobʼs is located at 73 Little Bridge St. Almonte. The MVTM is located at 3 Rosamond Street East, Almonte.

Postcards urge emergency dental programs for low-income adults Bonny Johnson, Health Services Director Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre Satellite (WBCHC)

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Bonnechere Manor residents make decorations. The residents were a large part of making the wedding a success.

OHIP covers health care for every part of the body except for teeth and gums. About 20 per cent of people in Ontario donʼt visit a dentist because they cannot afford it. So thousands of people are suffering with pain and infection from poor oral health. Caring for people with dental problems in an emergency room is far more costly than providing regular dental care to prevent dental problems. Add this to the huge cost of treating chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and pneumonia that are linked to poor oral health and preventing dental problems just makes good health and economic

sense. “We know that dental decay and oral cancer are higher among seniors and low income people who donʼt have access to dental care. “We want to see all parties at Queens Park committing in their election platforms to investing in emergency oral health programs for low income adults,” says Bonny Johnson, health services director of the Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre. Community members called attention to this situation in a meeting with local MPP John Yakabuski in December 2012. At this meeting, a stack of postcards signed by constituents were presented to Yakabuski asking for support to extend provincial dental programs to include adults who cannot afford emergency dental treatments. Over 50,000 people across Ontario have


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WI explains Canada 150 involvement at Archive AGM Kate Glynn

The Arnprior and McNab-Braeside Archives (AMBA) and Renfrew South District Womenʼs Institute organizations, both steeped in history, demonstrated how contemporary they really are Feb. 16 at the archivesʼ annual meeting. The AMBA celebrated 20 years with the launch of its new Facebook page and the Renfrew South District Womenʼs Institute (WI) announced a digital oral history project. WI member Sara MacKenzie offered those gathered at the Arnprior Library a sneak preview of the history project being produced in conjunction with the groupʼs 100th anniversary. CANADA 150

The oral history project will also represent the WIʼs contribution to Canada 150. The WI is one of the founding partners of the Canada 150 project, being launched in celebration of

the nationʼs 150th anniversary in 2017. A monumental 1.5 million stories are expected to be collected from individuals, groups and organizations across the nation. “Capturing community history is not new to WI,” said MacKenzie. “Since about 1920 they have been gathering local history in book form. “These books contain a wealth of historical information and preserve the history of local communities and are called the Tweedsmuirs.” While the books capture the history of local branches, they donʼt necessarily delve into the lives and insights of WI members, added MacKenzie. “So often these women, who have contributed greatly to their communities and families, are silent in the history books.” In a short digital presentation, several of the oldest WI members recollected their personal past and that of the WI. Included was Eileen Brydges of Burnstown who offered stories of teaching in Ontario and her early experiences of the Great Depression and the Second World War.


Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski presented certificates to both the Arnprior and McNab-Braeside Archives celebrating 20 years and the Renfrew South District W.I. for celebrating its centennial this year. Representing the archives, from left, are archivist Laurie Dougherty and board president John Smith and representing the WI are Sara MacKenzie and Irene Robillard (also with the archives).

Renfrew Gun and Hunting Show returns to Armouries March 9-10 weekend Marian Arbour

As the days start to get longer and our tolerance of the cold and snow wanes, you know that spring is close. With spring, comes the start of Valley Outdoors Promotions Inc. show season. The Renfrew Gun & Hunting Show kicks off the upcoming show season, March 9 and 10 at the Renfrew Armouries, 115 Veterans Memorial Blvd. This is the third year of the annual event and the show keeps getting better and better. The chief organizer of the venture, Dave Arbour, says “the two-day activity offers something for every individual who enjoy s hunting or is interested in the sport of shooting.”

This year, the Renfrew Armouries will be full to capacity with new and used firearms, bows and hunting gear. Arbour says. “You wonʼt be disappointed. There is nothing like scoping out what is new in the field of hunting and shooting sports to get you excited about the upcoming season.” Free parking and reasonable admission, makes this an affordable and entertaining excursion for the outdoor enthusiast. Admission to the show is just $6 with children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult. The show hours are Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Not long after the Renfrew Gun & Hunting Show is the largest of organizer Dave Arbours ventures – The Valley

Fishing and Outdoor Show.” The Valley Fishing & Outdoor Show runs annually in the spring at the Carp Arena and Fairgrounds, 3832 Carp Road. This yearʼs dates are April 5, 6 and 7. Arbour is excited that this yearʼs event will prove to be bigger and better than ever with Muskie Canada hosting a

With the coming of spring, turkey hunting season is also not far behind. Arbour states that, “this year at the Valley Fishing and Outdoor Show, people can take their turkey test at the show. They must however, have purchased the home study turkey DVD from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters prior

full day workshop on Muskie Fishing, contests for the biggest buck, moose and bear scored by FROW with great prizes to be won, turkey calling completion, games for the kids and young at heart and some great new exhibitors, outfitters, boat dealers and a building dedicated just to firearms.

to the show.” The DVDʼs can be purchased on line at www. or by phone at 705748-6324, ext. 260. Donʼt miss these great spring shows to help you get ready to kick off the spring and summer months with all that is new in the industry for the sportsman and outdoor enthusiast.

Fun fair, puppet shows March 2 Sydney Ross

Zelda and the Zingers will be holding a fun fair and puppet performances at the Arnprior Mall Saturday, March 2. The show will be directed by Carolyn Fraser of Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church. Fraser has gathered a team of teenagers to entertain throughout the Ottawa Valley and even farther afield in a series of puppet performances. She

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After supper, all of us sat around the big pine table, with the exception of Father who was in his usual spot in front of the Findlay Oval, and Mother took out the pieces of Dan River cotton and spread them out before her. They would become house dresses, and blouses for Audrey and me, and would provide many an hour of work for Mother, who would do her magic on the old treadle Singer sewing machine. Before it was bedtime, we could hear the

invites the public to the Zelda and the Zingers event, which runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Puppet performances will be held at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Prior and during show time, there will be fair, bake sale, and silent auction for all to enjoy. Cost for the fun fair is seven tickets for $5. Proceeds will help the youth group attend a regional festival in Rochester, New York.

wind picking up outside and the back door shuddered with the stormʼs onset. Father put a log as long as a broom handle into the stove and Audrey, without being asked, rolled up two small braided rugs and put them at the bottoms of the doors leading outside and into the summer kitchen. The kitchen was as warm as we could make it. So Father was right. The back of winter had not been broken – there was more to come. As the storm raged outside, Mother let out a deep sigh and rubbed her hands over the new pieces of Dan River cotton.

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Oh, what a night for Toastmasters Three area Toastmasters clubs held a combined contest Friday, Feb. 15 in the Arnprior Library – Renfrew, Arnprior and Valley Vintage Advanced. The place was packed and the contest chairs, the chief judge and the other officials did an amazing job of running the contests and keeping track of all the ballots and the winners. Each club put forward contestants for both the Interna-

Lynne Kobus, first. For Valley Vintage – first Ed Nicholson, second Francine Fortin. • Table Topics Contest winners were: Renfrew – first Tracy Franken, second Lynne Kobus and third Greg Eady. For Arnprior – Lenore Whelan took first place and Brad Dota second place. For Valley Vintage – Francine Fortin took top honours, followed by Lenore Whelan. These winners will proceed to the Area 10 Toastmasters International and Table Topics Contest in Douglas on Satur-

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Cobden Public among most improved schools in province Steve Newman

Cobden Public is among 20 of Ontarioʼs most improved elementary schools in 2011-12, according to the Fraser Instituteʼs annual school rankings. The Cobden elementary school had a rating of 9.1 out of 10, compared to 6.5 in 2011-12 and 4.8 in 2008, while also placing 67th among the provinceʼs 2,714 schools. In the Renfrew County District School Board, Cobden Public School was followed by Keys Public School of Deep River at 8.7 and Rockwood Public School of Pembroke at 8.1. The highest ranked Renfrew public school was Queen Elizabeth Public in 10th, or 1,305th provincially. Cobden Public tied for second with St. Josephʼs Catholic School of Arnprior, while the toast of the county was John XXIII Catholic School of Arnprior with a report rating of 9.7. John XXIIIʼs highest marks came in Grade 3 math, Grade 6 reading and Grade 6 math to score 10 out of 10, the same score John XXIII had in 2009 and 2011. OUR LADY OF FATIMA SHINES AGAIN

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic (OLF) School in Renfrew continued its history

of high marks on the Fraser Institute report card. OLF scored 8.7 out of 10, to rank 124th among all Ontario schools. Our Lady of Lourdes in Pembroke was next, at 8.6, for 142nd. OLFʼs highest scores were for Grade 3 reading, with Grade 3 writing and math and Grade 6 math and writing close behind. Cobden Publicʼs highest scores were in Grade 3 reading and math, with Grade 6 reading close behind. A total of 167 Ontario elementary schools improved on their rankings from last year, including 23 in eastern Ontario. Improvements also occurred for 64 schools in the Greater Toronto Area, 44 in southwestern Ontario and 36 in north-central Ontario. “This is why the Fraser Institute school report card is the go-to source for measuring academic improvement: it highlights school success stories from Murillo in the west to Cornwall in the east and from Timmins in the north to Windsor in the south,” said Peter Cowley, Fraser Institute director of school performance studies, in a news release. “Our report shows that all schools are capable of improvement, regardless of the personal or family challenges their students might face. If educators want to help students learn and improve, they should be talking to these schools.”



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First-place winner Rick Quade and his son Ethan join Jim Weatherall for the presentation.

Family fun at 12th Wright fish derby on Calabogie Lake Sherry Haaima

Jamie Wright would certainly be pleased. The annual Jamie Wright Memorial Derby draws family and friends from across the valley and beyond to Calabogie Lake and his sister Sally said heʼd be thrilled to see how the event has evolved into a true family affair. “My brother started this a fun, family event to get the kids out fishing and on the lake,” said Sally Saturday at

her familyʼs spot out front of Barnet Cottage. Friend Darby Songolo joined Sally Wright at the derby, as did family members Ryle Friske, Greg Lewis and Kaytie Friske on Calabogie Lake Saturday. Calabogie fishing guru Jim Weatherall joined fish and game club president Brian Moran at the registration area at Barnet Cottage. “Itʼs been a really good ice fishing season on the lake,” said Weatherall. It was the 12th annual Jamie Wright fishing derby.

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Amateur Wrestling Club, and member of the clubʼs board of directors for more than 20 years. Bujold, who moved to Renfrew as a youngster in 1968, soon became a fixture on the wrestling scene. “I didnʼt know the difference between WWF and amateur wrestling,” recalled Bujold, who quickly moved up the ranks and emerged as a junior and senior national champion. “The sport did a lot for my self-esteem and taught me about focusing.” The recent IOC recommendation, added Bujold, “blew me away because I know wrestling has been represented at the Olympics by 101 countries, and 57 different countries have won wrestling medals at the Olympics.” Just the very fact so many more kids have the opportunity to develop in a sport such as wrestling, where all you basically need is a pair of shorts and sneakers, speaks volumes for keeping Olympic dreams alive for youngsters and coaches and parents around the world, says Bujold. “To remove this sport devastates the younger generation of wrestlers who dream to someday represent their country at this most prestigious event,” added Bujold “What is this world and Olympics coming to when it places potential earning over the dreams of our youth.” In response to the IOC recommendation, last week the International Wrestling Federation website carried a repentant statement on its front page that began: “FILA takes its responsibility very seriously on behalf of all the 180 affiliated national federations and all the wrestlers in

the world. We understand the IOC recommendation and respect the process. As a sport, we are willing to undertake all the necessary steps for our sport to remain on the core program of the Olympic Games. “The world of wrestling is understandably disappointed by the IOC executive boardʼs recommendation to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games program. We see this as an opportunity which could be a positive turning point for our sport. One thing is for certain: it is our responsibility alone to address the issues that led to this situation. “We are listening to the IOCʼs concerns and learning from their guidance. We must strive to improve our sportʼs Olympic offering in order to retain our position on the Olympic program and evolve with the times.” In reference to Raphaël Martinettiʼs resignation, FILA finished its statement by thanking the former FILA president “for his huge contribution and his lifelong service to the sport.” Following the early-February recommendation, FILA says Martinetti convened a group of eastern delegates at its Feb. 15-16 bureau meeting in Phuket, Thailand, where the delegates blamed the president for the eviction of wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games list of core sports. According to FILA, Martinetti asked for the bureauʼs support to save wrestling in the coming months, but received only 50 per cent of the votes. FILA also reports that Martinetti did not use his own vote to save his position, and announced his resignation.

Playoffs underway in Renfrew Men’s Hockey League Peter Clark

Playoffs are underway in the six-team Renfrew Menʼs Hockey League. Defending champ McGrimmon Holdings blanked Pitt Contracting 3-0 Thursday. Mike Newberry notched a pair of markers. Mark Valliquette added a shorthanded tally and Chris Osborne his fourth shutout on 19 saves for McGrimmon Holdings.

Dane Brumm made 23 stops in goal for Pitt Contracting. Cybulski Sheet Metal built up a 5-0 lead and held off Rocky Mountain House 6-4. Don Griese notched a pair. Singles came from Jason Vincent, Chad Davis, Brett Riopelle and Dylan Chaeville into an empty net. Landin Miller and Kevin Cannon had two goals each for Rocky Mountain House. Goaltenders Steve Miller and Jeremy


Scobie both made 20 saves. Renfrew Pizzeria fended off Milowen 4-3. Eric Logan, Jim MacMillan, Ryan Arbuthnot and Stephen Ringrose shared Pizzeria goalscoring. Matt Thompson, Drew McCullough and Justin Riopelle put Milowen on the board. Jon Rousselle earned the goaltending win over Steve Bowes. The best-of-three quarterfinal series resume this week. - With files from Jeff Rekowski

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The International Wrestling Federation (FILA) has been brought to its knees, but it is looking for a reversal of enormous proportions. Following the International Olympic Committeeʼs recent recommendation to exclude wrestling as one of the 2020 Olympicsʼ core sports, there has been a worldwide groundswell of grass-roots outcry. This has included support for wrestlingʼs Olympic inclusion by such strong wrestling communities as Renfrew. The IOC recommendation could be accepted at the IOCʼs September 2013 session in Buenos Aires. If so, wrestling and seven other sports, including baseball, karate and wakeboarding, would be faced with vying for one berth as the additional sport at the 2020 Olympics. Twenty-five other sports have been recommended as the 2020 Olympics core sports, including track and field, fencing, field hockey, team handball, badminton, basketball and table tennis. Either way, wrestling faces the challenge of changing the IOCʼs mind when it states its case before the IOC executive board in May 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Either way, communities in love with wrestling, like Renfrew, plan to have their say. “I do know thereʼs some positive movement happening,” says Clint Kingsbury, the domestic development manager of Wrestling Canada (still known in its constitution as the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association). Kingsbury, whoʼs well aware of wrestlingʼs popu-

larity in Renfrew, says the townʼs wrestling community is doing exactly what it should be doing — talking up the sport on social media to remind others than that their wrestling is near and dear to their hearts, and has been for several years. Part of the Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Clubʼs plan is to send Renfrew Mercury photo of nearly 200 wrestlers, officials and other wrestling supporters, from this monthʼs Renfrew Rumble tournament, to the International Olympic Committee. Grant Lavallee, a local wrestling coach and former international competitor, says the photo will be accompanied by a letter in support of continuing wrestlingʼs Olympic membership. The pronounced activity on Facebook, and other social media, by Renfrew and other wrestling communities is encouraged, says Kingsbury, a former national team wrestler who lives in the southwestern Ontario town of St. Thomas. “Itʼs definitely not a done deal,” said Kingsbury, who at the same time says FILA has received a major wakeup call. He says this is partly because FILA has not had commissions in place to deal with legal, medical and gender issues. Meanwhile, Kingsbury says the sport needs to “come together worldwide to support the sport, trust our leadership and keep doing what weʼre doing (to protest), including activity on social media. Thatʼs what people are doing worldwide.” One of Renfrewʼs most veteran supporters of wrestling is Norm Bujold who is a two-time world junior championship competitor, the first president of the Renfrew

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The Renfrew Minor Baseball Association current executive is heading into our second season and, with the addition of some new members, we are really excited about where the sport is headed. RMBA saw increased registration last season in the Tball, 3-pitch, minor and major divisions. We also have a dedicated and committed coaching staff/ RMBA is anticipating this yearʼs registration will exceed last yearʼs numbers. FIRST INDOOR CAMP

Some new initiatives this year include a first-ever indoor spring training camp that will run for four weeks. It starts Thursday, Feb. 28. The goal of the camp is simple. Give returning players an opportunity to learn some new skills in a controlled environment. As players enter the Minor Division, they will face hardball pitching for the first time and let new players get used to the speed of the pitches and pace of the game in a practice format helps reduce anxiety when the season begins in May. We had some success last year with our hardball teams and felt that some early training would benefit all players

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The 2013 Renfrew Minor Baseball Association executive members, from left, are equipment manager Ed Wales, secretary Aimee Bates, umpire-in-chief Doug Wales, president Peter Vander Ploeg, vice-president Al Harris, field manager Tanya Vincent and Ted Van Zutphen. Missing are treasurer Jessica Thompson media relations Mary McNulty. later on in the season. The executive had been discussing this idea for some time and we, as a group, felt we could help transition new players into the hardball divisions and build on the skill set of returning players. Another major development for RMBA is the acquisition of the Arnprior Baseball Association. That league ceased operations last season and in an effort to revive baseball in Arnprior, RMBA is helping to organize a new executive and will oversee baseball operations if they are successful in fielding teams this season. Those interested in helping to get baseball back on the diamond in Arnprior can contact RMBA president Peter Vander Ploeg at for details.

“Basically, we need to build a solid foundation of quality individuals committed to the long term success of baseball in the town of Arnprior,” said Vander Ploeg. “The loss of baseball leaves a big void in the sporting community and we want to help fill that void.” Registration flyers will be distributed to Arnprior area schools in the coming weeks with sign-up dates and locations. Renfrewʼs first registration date will be March 9 at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre from 9 a.m. to noon. We encouraged every player last year to tell at least one friend to come out and play baseball. If that happens, we could have an explosion of new players! Thatʼs the sort of problem we love to have.

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In June 2012 we were informed our Frewfit-Renfrew Gets Active initiative was approved. This program was developed to promote health and wellness in Renfrew and give everyone the opportunity to lead healthier, active lives. The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport funded the program in the amount of $21,710. Three part-time staff were hired to assist in the delivery of the program. Since its inception we have offered afterschool programs, ski trips, swim outings, healthy cooking classes, sports programs, free skating and various workshops. TAKE ADVANTAGE IN MONTH OF MARCH

March will be the final month of the program and there are still opportunities for everyone to get involved. Some free programs we are offering are; • dryland training for runners Friday 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. • parent-tot drop-in Thursday 9 to 11:30 a.m. • paleo lifestyle (think

caveman) seminar and snacks March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. • Fueling your fitness workout seminar with international speaker Teri Gentes March 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, • Triathlon workshop with Geordie McConnell March 16; • Introduction to circuit training March 21 from 7 to 8 p.m.; • and skating at Ma-TeWay Centre over the March Break Monday to Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. SWIMMING ALSO OFFERED

We are also offering a bus to the Nick Smith Centre every Saturday afternoon for families to enjoy two hours of swimming. The cost for this is $4 per person, which includes transportation and two hours of swimming. If anyone is interested in any of the programs and would like to register, contact the Renfrew Recreation Centre at 613-432-3131 or email me at jcaldwell@ People can also reach us at Renfrew Recreation on facebook. Information on other programs run by the recreation department is also available at the recreation centre.

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The Upper Ottawa Valley U10 ringette team captured gold in North Bay on Family day. In front is Mallory Delarge; first row from left, Malorey Lambert, Gabby Cayen, Samantha Belanger, Christine Schwan and Khloe Bertrand; second row, Kailey McLeod, Grace Froats, Alexandra Lennox, Abby Legault, Gillian Finley, Lilly Kluke, Alexia Gardiner and Leah Miller; and back row, manager Lena Lambert, assistant coach Don MacLeod, trainer Marc Bertrand and coach Derek Lennox.

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four each. Kaelyn McGrimmon notched three and Hanna Curry and Hannah Hubert two. Jordan Benedict, Lauryn Atkins and Carolyn Wytenburg added singles. Wytenburg also had three shutouts while tending goal. Katie Belsher backstopped UOVĘźs 8-2 victory.



The UOV U10 team went undefeated in four round-robin games Family Day Weekend and won the ďŹ nal 8-3. The girls thanked Sport Renfrew for a $500 donation to help make the trip possible. The UOV U12B girls won all four games to also captured top accolades in their division. UOV defeated West Ferris twice 10-0, and the West Ferris Provincials 8-2 and 3-0. Erica Mosseau had 13 goals in the tournament. Kate Ryan and Abigail Schwan added

The UOV Junior B squad went 2-and-2 at the same event, defeating Metcalfe 6-1 and Hamilton Heat 7-4, and losing to Iroquois Falls 11-2 and Jordan 11-1. Stephanie Lee and Allison Doucette both had four goals in the tournament. LeeĘźs performance included a hat trick. Emily Agnew and Alycia Cooco added three goals and Emma Crozier a pair for UOV. Bria Katsoulis played all four games between the pipes.

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The Renfrew Track Club excelled at the Athletics Ontario Indoor Track and Field Youth Championships. It is the provincial championships for indoor track and ďŹ eld for athletes under the age of 18. The meet took place at York University at the Toronto Track and Field Centre Feb. 16 and 17. John Pettigrew led the way with a seventh-place ďŹ nish in the 3,000 metres with a time of 9:15.52 which currently ranks him 14th in Canada, according to Athletics Canada. Sam Agnew followed closely with a 12th-place ďŹ nish of 9:30.22 which ranks him 29th. The boys opened up the weekend in the 1,500 metres. They ran personal bests, with Agnew running 4:23.57. Pettigrew ran 4:25.68. Both times rank among OntarioĘźs top 50. Kathryn David ran personal bests in the 200- and 400-metre events. She ran 28.15 and 64.60 seconds. These times rank her among the top 50 times in the province. It is incredible when every athlete not only competes at a provincial championship event, but also runs a personal best in each event. Sam and John had a breakthrough weekend, proving that they not only deserve to compete at the provincial level, but on the national level as well. Kathryn, meanwhile, continues to improve every time she steps on the track. It is amazing when an athlete runs a PB (personal best) every time she competes. It wonĘźt be long until she will be competitive at the national level as well. If any athlete wants to join the club, call 613-433-7119 or email

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Wolves off to Valley Division final Earn Extra Money! Peter Clark

The Renfrew Timberwolves are a part of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey LeagueĘźs Valley Division championship series for the third time in four years. The Wolves wrapped up their best-of-seven semiďŹ nal in four straight with a 5-1 win over the Arnprior Packers at the Nick Smith Centre Saturday night. The result followed 5-3, 7-2 and 6-3 Renfrew triumphs. WOLVES 5, PACKERS 1

The Wolves jumped out to a quick start, and were never seriously threatened in SaturdayĘźs series-clinching triumph. Scott Conroy and Tanner Smith had two goals apiece. The Wolves led 3-1 after 20 minutes, and 4-1 heading for home. Patrick McGrath added a third-period marker. The goal was the last sur-

rendered by ArnpriorĘźs Kyle Lamothe in the series. The busy goalkeeper challenged more than 200 shots over four games. The Wolves Matt Gagne faced 26 shots in the series-clincher. Ryan Patrick had the lone Arnprior marker. The game got a bit rambunctious as the teams combined for 137 minutes in penalties, the most of any game in the series. Hat tricks from Casey Doner, Colin Bradbury and Drew Anderson paced the ďŹ rst three Renfrew wins in the series. For more on the games, see the web at yourottawaregion. com. The Wolves will be taking on the Perth Blue Wings in the Valley Division ďŹ nal. Perth topped the Stittsville Royals 5-2 Tuesday to end that series in ďŹ ve games. It will be the eighth time that these two rivals have met in a Valley ďŹ nal. In seven previous division ďŹ nals, the Wolves have won four (1991, 1993, 1999 and

2000) and the Blue Wings three (1982, 1992 and 2010).

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Wolves coach Tony Iob said his team accomplished what it set out to do in its series with Arnprior. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played very well as a team. Our goal was to get out, get shots, get to the net, and, most importantly, play as a team and we deďŹ nitely did that.â&#x20AC;? Iob was also behind the Renfrew bench two years ago when the Wolves overcame a 2-0 games deďŹ cit to defeat Perth in the Valley semiďŹ nal, and then took Arnprior in ďŹ ve games to capture RenfrewĘźs ďŹ rst Valley Division crown since 2000. He sees another good battle with Perth ahead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itĘźs going to be a very good series. TheyĘźre a very skilled team, and we are a skilled team as well, so it should be an exciting round of hockey.â&#x20AC;? The schedule appears at

Peewee Wolves win first game of semifinal Peter Clark

The Renfrew Peewee Timberwolves have made the ďŹ rst move in the latest installment of the Renfrew-Arnprior sports rivalry. Jared Burnette bagged a hat trick late in the third period to lift the Peewee Wolves past the Packers 4-2 at the Ma-TeWay Activity Centre Sunday evening. Andrew MacAskill also scored in the opening game of the four-point Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League semiďŹ nal series. The Peewee Wolves downed the Petawawa Patriots 5-2 the previous Sunday to advance. Burnette and Thomas Barber had two goals, and Carter Bleeks a single. Jayce Greer added three assists and Bleeks two. goalten-

der Luke Moran backstopped the two playoffs wins. Pembroke blanked the Novice Wolves 5-0 in game one of their series. Owen Osborne was between the pipes for the Renfrew side. The Minor Midget Timberwolves are taking on Arnprior in that leagueĘźs semiďŹ nal this week. The Wolves also host their four-team tournament starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. HOUSE HOCKEY

FarrellĘźs blanked BarryĘźs Bay 2-0, but then lost a tight 2-1 encounter in the fourth and deciding game of their atom house playoff series. Easten McDonald, Ryerson Hewitt and Olivia Smart scored FarrellĘźs goals. Katie Brydges earned the shutout. BarkerĘźs is 0-and-2 in an

atom house three-team double round-robin series. Beachburg-Westmeath outscored the Renfrew team 8-5 and 9-7. Rory Limlaw and Ethan White had three goals and Kaleb Clemmer a pair. Singles came from Hunter Bovair, Brayden Clarke, Ben Milne and Dawson Brown. White tended one game in goal and Brody Bennett the other. Renfrew Metro played four games in a Petawawa bantam house tournament. Metro tied Rockland 2-2, defeated Pembroke 3-0 and Russell 2-1, then lost 6-3 to Embrun in the quarterďŹ nal. Dawson Campbell and Braedon Vincent had three goals, and Jacob Freemark and Evan Zohr two. Connery Campbell posted his ďŹ fth shutout of 2012-13

Mat Rats compete in Kitchener tournament Jamie McDonald


Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club

On Friday Feb. 22, the Renfrew Mat RatsĘź tyke and bantam-age wrestlers (6 to 13) in the Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club packed up and headed out to Kitchener for the Matmen Invitational wrestling tournament. Twenty-one local wrestlers competed in the tournament at the Core Centre. Some high-calibre matches occurred with wrestlers Renfrew athletes donĘźt see on a regular basis. There was once again a gathering and bracelets were sold in support of keeping wrestling in as an Olympic sport. Results from RenfrewĘźs wrestlers are as follows: â&#x20AC;˘ First place: Connor Scerba, Jolie Brisco, Savana Pinsent, Shana Beauchamp, Tiffany Wright, Cole Herbert, Samantha Smith, Aleisha Ciphery. â&#x20AC;˘ Second: Teegan Tabbert, Cole McKee, Rachel McDonald, Tyson Johnston, Sara Pinsent.


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Connor Scerba, en route to a gold-medal finish. â&#x20AC;˘ Third: Brooke Johnston, Paulina Oattes, Jarrett Laking, Ryan Theobald, Jordon Oattes, Travis Inwood. â&#x20AC;˘ Fourth: Lily Warren and Cody McDonald.

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The coaches were proud of all the athletesĘź hard work. The next tournament for this age group is the Grant Lavallee QualiďŹ er on March 4 at the AFAC Wing.




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Low Cup chase continues Andy Sklepowicz Behind the Glass

Castleford derby draws 720 anglers Don Storie Castleford Charity Fish Derby

The Castleford Charity Ice Fishing Derby was again a complete success with 720 derby participants, and 80 fish on the scales Feb. 16. The Castleford Charity Committee is always grateful for the support of the community and the surrounding areas that are dedicated to our charity efforts. Fisher people came from as far as Huntsville, Ottawa, Kinburn, Arnprior, Renfrew, Pembroke, Golden Lake and Portage, to name a few. The word is getting out that we are the largest fishing derby in the Valley. A derby canʼt run unless you have dedicated sponsors which continue to back our fishing derby and to you, the Castleford Charity Committee thanks you. Please check our website at where all our sponsors, derby winners and draw prize winners will be listed. If you are a winner of a fishing or draw prize, they can be picked up at NAPA Auto Parts in Renfrew. You have until the end of March 2013 to pick up your prize or it will go into next yearʼs prize pool. Special thanks to Delbert and Frankie Juby for the use of their property to get on and off the ice. Without it, the derby would not be possible. Also thanks to Ann Rawn for the use of the garage for a weigh-in station and to sell derby tickets, hats and

toques. Last but not least, Bob Fabian and Peter Leavoy for getting all the ice roads ready for the derby. See you next year on Family Day Weekend 2014. Winners at the eighth Castleford Charity Fishing Derby were: • Grand prize: Tanton Landriault, weight 9 lb. 10 oz. pike, $300 cash and Larry Rawn Memorial Trophy. Donated by B.R. Fulton Construction. • Menʼs first prize: Shawn OʼBrien, 7 lb. 12 oz. pike, $100 cash and trophy. Donated by Don and Barbra Storie. Cash donated by Reid Brothers. • Menʼs second prize: Derek Laforce, 7 lb. pike, 2.5 cubit-foot refrigerator donated by Utronki Appliance and TV. Value $175. • Menʼs third prize: Marco Pasqua, 7 lb. pike, 15x70 binoculars donated by Allan Ferguson. Value $150. • Womenʼs first prize: Pam Steele, 5 lb. 3 oz. pike, $100 cash and trophy. • Womenʼs second prize: Ann Kluke, 4 lb. 15 oz. pike. • Womenʼs third prize: Selena Stevens, 3 lb. 3 oz pike. Womenʼs necklace donated by Sheila Bray. • Intermediate first prize: Oceannie Herault, 4 lb. pike, $100 cash and trophy. Trophy donated by Lloyd Eady Construction, $100 donated by Scotiabank. • Intermediate second prize: Ryan Guindon, 2 lb. 11 oz. pike, a 99-multi-purpose tool set with four drawers do-


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nated by Vern and Ann Barr. • Intermediate third prize: Kori Guindon, 2 lb. 7 oz. pike, headphones donated by the Source and a $25 Walmart card. All junior category winners receive $25 and a trophy donated by Millerʼs Refrigeration. • Luke Steele, 5 lb. pike; Maxx Steele, 3 lb. 10 oz. pike; Angus Duchene, 2 lb. 10 oz pike; Kolby Peplinski, 2 lb. 10 oz. pike; Destiny Lewis, 2 lb. 6 oz pike; Shena Tubman, 2 lb. 2 oz. pike. • Most fish entered by a junior: Lacey Shea, five fish, $50 and trophy donated by Jim New Pre-Owned. • Kids ATV draw: Leah Stemp of Kinburn. Donated by Scotiabank. • Adult ice fishing package draw: Trevor Martelock, Donated by NAV Canada and ice fishing derby. • Silent auction for tandem load of GA donated by Smiths Construction, won by Vern Barr. • Musky trip: Kevin Proulx. Donated by Irish Creek Outfitters. • Hunting and cooking basket: Dustin Blanchard. Donated by Gourleyʼs Variety. • H.D. Bell receiver: Curtis Leavoy. Donated by Scheel Communications. • Ottawa Senators tickets (versus Toronto): Gail Commanda. Donated by Sandvik. • Ottawa Senators tickets (versus NY Islanders): Carson Leblue. Donated by Sandvik RA. • 50-50 draw of $855: J. Schultz.



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The Council of the Township of Admaston/Bromley will review maps to be submitted as part of the County of Renfrew Official Plan 5-Year Review on the Analysis of the Agriculture Designation in the Township of Admaston/Bromley at the next Council meeting to be held on

Thursday, March 7th at 7:30p.m. Annette Louis Clerk-Treasurer


2013 Sweetheart Spiel winners at the Renfrew Curling Rink Feb. 16, from left, are skip Ed Hanson, lead Laura Hanson, second Warren Klages, and third Jean Klages.


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SATURDAY MARCH 2, 2013 – 8:30pm Dinner is available before show Tickets: $25 each Available at Shooter’s, Aikenhead’s PharmaChoice, Hospice Renfrew, and Jo-Anne Dowdall-Brown at 613-432-8080 Sponsored by: Dr. Stephanie Langlois Accommodations for Comedians supplied by Silent Auction and 50/50






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AA HOCKEY CLUB Notice for coaching applications and AGM

The Aces are soliciting for seven coaches for the 2013-2014 season, ranging from Major Atom to Major Midget. Applications should be sent to: Marc Poirier, President Upper Ottawa Valley Aces 229 Isabella St. Pembroke, Ontario, K8A 5T1.

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Community Living Renfrew South enjoyed a day of ice fishing on the Ottawa River during the Castleford Charity Fish Derby Feb.16. From left are Jesse Stroud, Nicole Brown, Sam Murray, Kevin Ostroskie, Donna Friske-Williams, Jared McFarlane (on 4-wheeler), Ted Williams, Joanne Vincent, Glen McFarlane, Elizabeth McFarlane and Harris Wade.

In Low Cup action last week Renfrew travelled to Arnprior and met fellow travellers from Deep River. Rob Warren, Don Rouble, Ed Hanson and George Burton played well, made their shots when it counted and rolled to two comfortable wins. Dave Eady, Andy Sklepowicz, Rory McKay and Larry Visneskie played Jekyll and Hyde as they didnʼt miss much in the morning and didnʼt make much in the afternoon. The 3-1 result dropped Renfrew further back in the cup chase as Pembroke once again didnʼt lose a game against Arnprior. In Wednesday night skins, Rob Warren, Tony Lapienes, Ron Townson and Gail Keyes went 5-1 to win the third draw. In Tuesday afternoon ladies action Barb Westgarth, Jean Klages, Anne McNeil and Judy Gracie came out on top to capture the Clark Trophy. Andy Humphries and his volunteers welcomed 16 teams from across Eastern Ontario to the Senior Menʼs Invitational and five Renfrew teams got a chance to show their stuff. Barry Griese, Dwight Hayward, Ed Hanson and Bernie Leclaire lost to Shawvilleʼs Armstrong rink and beat Carleton Heightsʼ Fallu rink to take fourth in their section. The quartet of Leo McCallum, Burt Virgin, Lorne Storie and Al Watson edged the Don Kuiack crew from Killaloe and then won over Bert McIntyreʼs men from Almonte. The McCallum team topped their section and took home top prize money. John Mains Cobden entry, featuring Renfrewʼs Sheldon Stewart was second. In the late draw, Dave Eady, Rory McKay, Karl Mann and Larry Visneskie lost a tight game with Ottawa RCMPʼs Bob Rodney rink and then defeated the Peter Scarlett squad from Ottawa Granite. Charlie Ricard, Don Lowe, Gary Sylvester and Peter Price defeated Grenvilleʼs Garard group in their first game. Rob Warren, Don Rouble, Jarda Papousek and Andy Sklepowicz edged Ottawa Rideauʼs Bob Wilson and then defeated Charlieʼs crew to end atop their section tied with the Rodney rink to split the top money. Donʼt forget to sign up for the March 9 St. Pattyʼs Spiel at the club or give Cedric Wright (613-433-3263) a call. This is always a fun event.

Electronic applications can be e-mailed to: Applications should include a hockey resume, a cover letter and two hockey references. The closing date for applications is February 28th. For more information please contact the Aces’ media officer, Terry Serviss, at


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The way we were The photograph above shows the current Renfrew Mercury property on Opeongo Road, as seen in the early 1960s. McMahonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mill and a drive shed where people once kept their horses and buggies while visiting Renfrew are pictured in the current parking lot across the street. The Renfrew Mercury building itself expanded over the years, with former parking spaces replaced by an office expansion on one side and a major expansion for presses on the other side of the building.

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1913: City tag high praise for town and Mercury FEBRUARY 28, 1913

HOUSE TO GO BY PARCEL POST: A house is to be sent by parcel post mail to Chicago where it will be on exhibition in the Clay Products Exposition Feb. 26 to March 8. The building will be made from 25,000 bricks to be sent from every brick plant in the United States. John M. Campbell, of Passave, manager of the Kreischer, Brick Manufacturing Company, of Kreischerville, Staten Island today forwarded the ďŹ rst brick. A record will be kept of each brick from the time it is mailed until it reaches Chicago to see how speedily Uncle Sam can deliver a house. â&#x20AC;&#x153;CITYâ&#x20AC;? TICKET AGENT: When you read the announcement in this issue, that so and so has been ticketed to this or that place by W.A. Cameron, CPR Ticket Agent, you will probably be inclined to smile. But you neednĘźt. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;cityâ&#x20AC;? to Renfrew has been put on by no less an authority than the great CPR. Mr. CameronĘźs dating stamp came to hand this week; and that is what it prints â&#x20AC;&#x153;City Ticket Agent.â&#x20AC;? Probably The Mercury can explain it. A year ago it was asked to add the name of the

OLGA LEWIS FROM THE OLD FILES redoubtable George Ham, Chief CPR golfer, to the subscription list, and George after reading The Mercury steadily for that length of time has come to the conclusion that a community that supports a paper like The Mercury must be a city. By George, howĘźs that for modesty. MARCH 3, 1938

MISS NORA ROUSSELLE TO BE QUINTS TUTOR: Miss Nora Rousselle B.A., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Rousselle of Plaunt Street Renfrew, left this week for the Dafoe Hospital in Callendar to take charge of the education of the quintuplets. Miss Rousselle is excellently qualiďŹ ed to assume the duties of her new position. She is a graduate of the Renfrew Collegiate Institute and of Loretin Abby College in the University of Toronto and obtained specialized training in physical culture at the Ontario College of Education. She is also an associate of the Dominion College of Music. During her

undergraduate years she did some interesting work in choral groups and will be able to teach her new pupils singing, as well as music and dancing. PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD MAKES NO CHANGES: Retiring ofďŹ cers were re-elected at the annual meeting of Renfrew Public Library Board held at Hotel Renfrew on Monday evening. Thus Mr. M.T. Duggan is again president and Mr. A.J. Devine once more secretarytreasurer. Forming the property committee are Messrs. A.B.C. Throop, Anderson and Barber; members of the book committee are Messrs. Baird, Stewart and Duggan. Estimates to town council call for the sum of $2,661. Book circulation during the year was 52,445 or the rate of about 1,000 per week. MARCH 1, 1978

RENFREW DONATES $14,607: Renfrew came through big in the Participation House Television held over CJOH TV last weekend. The local area donated a total of $14,607 to the project, which will build a Participation House in Ottawa. It will be a permanent home, work-

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shop and therapy facility for multi-handicapped adults. The total amount pledged over the 24-hour telethon in the Ottawa area was over $400,000. Renfrew area organizer Bob Gilchrist said that when he phoned to check at 10:45 p.m. Sunday the total was $402,659. Several local people, including Reeve Audrey Green, Miss Timbertown, Debbie Emon, Marty Burns, Hugh Edwards and Bonny and Dave Stuart appeared on the telethon to read pledges from Renfrew. Many more people worked in the recreation centre answering phones and taking pledges. STUDENT PLACEMENT: Harry Huff, student placement ofďŹ cer with the Renfrew Canada Manpower Centre for Students, notes Linda Bootland, a Grade 13 student at Renfrew Collegiate, found a part-time job at the Whipple Tree Shanty on the weekends through Manpower, making her the ďŹ rst student to be placed this year. Her job becomes a fulltime one when she ďŹ nishes her studies in June. The Manpower for Students ofďŹ ce opened at the end of January.

291 Plaunt St. S. Rev. Russell Wardell Rev. Susan Tough Sunday Worship 10am For all Ages Wheelchair Accessible Website: _____________________________

St. James Lutheran 66 Elgin Ave. E. 613-432-5078 REVEREND CATHY MCCAIG SUNDAY MARCH 3 LENT 3 9:00AM â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Worship with Holy Communion & Fellowship WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 6:00PM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Soup Supper 7:00PM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Worship with Pastor Annette Smith _____________________________

Hebron Christian Reformed Church 431 Albert St. Sunday 10 a.m. Worship Service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nursery Available Sunday School During Service Coffee Break Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Interfaith Bible Study Wednesday mornings From 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Story Hour and Nursery for Children 5 yrs. and under Available Everyone is welcome _____________________________

The United Church of Canada BRAESIDE PASTORAL CHARGE Rev. Dr. Richard Hollingsworth 623-2360 Castleford â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:00 am Glasgow â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:00 am Braeside â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:00 am Sunday School During Service _____________________________

For help with research, call Olga Lewis at 613-432-6958.

Harper government launches the Canada Day Challenge help young people learn more about our country and celebrate Canada.â&#x20AC;? Under the theme, Canada: Strong and Free, the Canada Day Challenge invites young Canadians to illustrate how the people, places, and events of the past have shaped the country and to show pride in being Canadian by entering in any or all of the following three categories: â&#x20AC;˘ Draw It! Send in a drawing, painting, or sketch. â&#x20AC;˘ Snap It! Submit an original photo taken with a digital camera or smartphone. â&#x20AC;˘ Write It! Submit a literary creation in

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the form of a short story, poem, or essay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our government is proud to invest in projects that contribute to our collective identity and deďŹ ne who we are as Canadians,â&#x20AC;? said Moore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the road to CanadaĘźs 150th birthday in 2017, let us celebrate all the things that make Canada the united, strong and free country we are today.â&#x20AC;? Entries will be accepted until March 22, 2013. Canada Day Challenge contest rules and entry forms are available at www.

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

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

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


The Anglican Church of Canada ST. PAULS THE APOSTLE Corner Argyle St. at Patrick Phone 613-432-3062 Reverend Cathy McCaig Sunday March 3 10:30am


The Salvation Army 8 Argyle St. at Munroe Corps OfďŹ cer/Pastor SUNDAY SERVICE 10 A.M. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry Bible Study 613-432-7721 All Are Welcome!


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

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

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Minister of Canadian Heritage and OfďŹ cial Languages James Moore has launched the inaugural Canada Day Challenge (formerly known as the Canada Day Poster Challenge). This national competition encourages young Canadians ages 8 to 18 to demonstrate their artistic and creative talent and to express what Canada means to them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Canada Day Challenge gives todayĘźs youth an opportunity to express themselves on the subject of CanadaĘźs history, culture, and identity,â&#x20AC;? added Minister Moore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The contest will also

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Ottawa Valley Food Co-op to host Feast of Our Farms March 9 in Eganville Johanna Zomers

Join local farmers, gardeners, bakers, chefs and food lovers for the Ottawa Valley Food Co-opʼs first annual Feast of Our Farms tasting event Saturday, March 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Eganville Sno-Drifters Clubhouse. A tasting menu of a variety of tapas style servings will be presented by each farmer/ producer. Menu items include grass fed beef, organic lamb, heritage vegetables, artisan breads and hand-crafted desserts. Guests can enjoy the variety of delicious local foods

available in our area and meet and chat with farmers and gardeners. The mix and mingle event is casual and as well as local food, the cash bar will feature Ontario wines from boutique vineyards. Tickets are $25 per person and are limited to 100 people. Reserve by calling 613-6490239 or mailing a cheque payable to Ottawa Valley Food Co-op, Box 617, Eganville, Ont., K0J 1T0. The OVFC provides a marketing network in the Ottawa Valley for locally-grown or processed foods and other

locally made products, and promotes healthy rural communities, environmental stewardship, social justice, and vibrant local economies. The Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative contributes to this vision by making it easy for local producers and consumers to connect for the purpose of buying and selling local foods and related products. It does this by providing an internet-based marketplace and a regular ordering system. The OVFC vision is a local, sustainable food system in which much of the food eaten in the Ottawa Valley is

produced close to home on small farms using ecologically sound and humane production methods. Consumers can find

out how their food was produced. Local food dollars stay in the Valley and contribute to a vibrant and stable local

economy. This event is made possible with the help of the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP).

$600 food bank donation


Al Utronki’s Appliance & TV Sales donated $10 worth of food to the Renfrew and District Food Bank anytime a customer purchased a Frigidaire product. Upon completion of the sales event, Utronki’s presented $600 worth of food. Food bank president Doug Brookes, left, thanks Utronki’s owner Greg Utronki. PETER CLARK/METROLAND


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3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Bungalow In Coleraine Park, Destined To Become One Of The Most Beautiful Subdivisions In Renfrew. Attached Garage, Rear Sundeck, Deslaurier Custom Kitchen Cabinets. Call Morris Eady: 613-432-2100. Www.Century21.Ca/Morris.Eady

$129,900 MLS# 850444 -New Bathroom -3+ Bedrooms -Corner Lot Call Vince Johnston: 613-433-2254

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Adult oriented neighbourhood, finished basement, rec room w/wood & stone finishings, nat.gas fireplace, 2+1 bed/3 bath bungalow w/main flr laundry. Call Pat to view today. MLS 854519 $237,900

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

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Horton Township makes fun of winter Winter fun abounded in Horton Township as the community hosted its annual winter carnival Feb. 22 and 23. Paul Scheel and his horses Ozzy and Baby Horse take carnival goers on a ride across the Horton fields.

All kinds of volunteers worked hard to ensure the carnival was a success. Keeping visi- Arnprior skaters Sarah Bird, left, and Adrianna Martin perform Jailhouse Rock during tors fed in the kitchen, are, from left, Kathleen Rogers, Taylor Rogers, Paul Ouellet, Bon- the carnival. The club hosts its 38th Region 6 i nterclub competition March 17. nie Ouellet and Brianne McNulty.

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Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care survey focuses on child care crisis The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care is reaching out to Ontario parents to collect stories about their experiences with OntarioĘźs child care system, and to assess their level of satisfaction with the system and where there is room for improvement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many parents are facing challenges ďŹ nding and affording child care,â&#x20AC;? said Shelia Olan-MacLean, from

Kawartha Child Care Services and president of the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every day I meet families who are desperate for high quality child care. There is a real lack of high quality spaces for children and many families canĘźt afford the high cost.â&#x20AC;? Many studies have shown the value of investment in high quality early learning for

children under the age of six. A special report from TD economics said investments in early learning and child care is one area governments should make a high priority in the next few years. Meanwhile, Ontario is falling behind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The parent survey will gather stories from every community about the hours, the cost, the quality, the local, the cultural diversity of child

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2967B Calabogie Rd., 8 Forest Ridge, Old 46 Alston St., White Lake, Springtown, $574,999 Orchard Estates, $574,000 $249,900 Custom 2005 built Stunning 4 bed, 4 bath home Village of White Lake, waterfront bungalow! Set on with spectacular views of walking distance to beach! the Madawaska river with the Ottawa River. Massive 2 storey, 4 bdrm home, a 3- car garage, walkout great rm with 2-storey featuring eat-in country bsmt, and gorgeous designer fireplace and vaulted ceiling, kitchen with breakfast bar, kitchen. Wrap around deck renovated kitchen with s/s gas stove and wood stove. provides an incredible view appliances, above-ground Living room with propane of the water and beachfront. pool and 3-level deck; 3-car fireplace, hdwd floors and Hdwd, wkshp, private heated garage, solarium, loads of space! Detached driveway and extra prkg. workshop and 2 offices insulated workshp 18x24.

PRIVATE SALE Sunny skies and cold temperatures set the perfect scene for the annual Northcote Winter Carnival Saturday, Feb. 16. Ray Beimers and Kaitlyn Beimers are among the many snowmobilers who took part in the popular poker run. Euchre was also a big draw with the upper hall filled with players.

At left: Showing off their St. Patrick’s themed entry in the snowman competition are, clockwise from left, Carter Kewley, Ava Ritz, Grace Kargus and Delaney Stokes. Missing is Hannah Knight-Locke.

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Donna Nych Broker 613-623-7303

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Above: Ben Clemmer competes in the kids’ nail-driving contest.


Fun at the Northcote carnival

Lloyd Levesque Sales Rep 613-433-6224


Sun., Mar. 3rd 2-3:30 pm 172 O`Donnell Cres. Braeside. Dochart Estates Family Sized Split Level, 2+ acres, 2 car garage,Inground Pool, Golf near by, Ottawa River near by, MLS#838193 $349,900 Your Host Donna Defalco 613-979-2601

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139 Hall Ave. Renfrew 4bdr 2 bath original hardwood floors, & tin ceilings, excellent for large family, office, granny suite or investor. Must Be Seen To appreciate. $197,800 Call Teri

3283 River Rd. Castleford multi unit. Live in one and let the revenue from the others pay your mortgage. Environmetal phase 1 & 2 $194,500 Call Donna Nych

Bring your horses to this 5.56 acre hobby farm near Pakenham.Barn, outbuilding, paddock, spacious country home, MLS#852378 $369,900 Call Donna Defalco 613-979-2601

2042 Foresters Falls Rd. Totally Renovated 3 bdr 2 bath, 2 storey home on large lot commuting distance to everything. $159,900 Call Chantelle

1212 Sutherland Rd. Between Cobden and Pem. Quality 2 plus 1 bedroom new construction on 2 acres. $269,000 Call Chantelle

91A Scarf Lane. This 2 bedroom cabin is a perfect private getaway for the family or hunting and fishing cabin with the friends. Overlooking Bagot Long Lake $69,500 Call Teri


3 BEDROOMS + 1.5 baths, gas, INGROUND POOL, LARGE DRIVEWAY, walk to beach, schools, hospital, library. MLS#851800 $184,900 Call Donna Defalco 613-979-2601



243 Olmstead Jeffrey Lake Rd. Near Cobden. Waterfront 4 bdr 2 bath brick home on over 2 acres. $374,000 Call Chantelle Lauren Pender keeps the pancake on the spatula during the children’s games.

1890 Queens Line. Between Cobden and Haleys,2 bdr with 2 bath and 1 acre of property. $159,900 Call Teri

2 BUILDING LOTS McNab Township $69,900 /each

127 Greatview Trail Westmeath. Ottawa River Waterfront. 2 bedroom 1 bath Cottage, fully furnished with septic. $175,555 Call Chantelle

PRESTIGIOUS RESIDENTIAL LOCATION building lot,McNab Township, laneway and culvert in place, $115,000 12 ACRES, MCNAB INDUSTRIAL PARK EXCELLENT LOCATION FOR YOUR BUSINESS $199,900 CALL MIKE DEFALCO 613-884-7303 The Renfrew Mercury EMC - Thursday, February 28, 2013 27


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OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND 2-4 P.M. 169 ELK STREET (HUNTER GATE SUBDIVISION) Proceed on O’Brien Rd to Tim Horton‘s, turn north and travel on Otteridge Ave to Elk Street and turn left and you are almost there!!! Come and see this custom built bungalow with me!!!

282 HARRY ST. RENFREW 1348 NORTON RD Asking $349,900 for this custom built 2010 home on almost 6 acres. 3 BR, 2 baths. MLS# 859063 Call Peter 613.432.0319


2 ½ St country style home situated in the centre of town! Kit, LR, DR, plus family room. 12’ by 26’ with air tight wood stove. 2nd Floor constis of 3 bdr, 1- 4 pc bath, plus loft on the third floor. Newer F.A. Gas Furnace, Full Basement, Lot 50’ by 120’ Large Back Deck 16’ by 18’ new in 2011. Call Ross 613.433.1133 for details

398 CHARLES ST. This home is stunning! Completely redone interior top to bottom - 3 bedrooms - custom kitchen - 2 brand new deluxe bathrooms - split level lifestyle - privacy at the rear - exceptional in every way Call Helen at 432-0058 to view

HUNTER GATE Tarion Insured, ICF construction, custom built 3 BR home with walkout. Call Peter for 613.432.0319 for more information



491 WHELAN RD OTTERIDGE AVE (HUNTER GATE SUBDIVISION) Brand new custom built bungalow can be yours - to be built in the spring - do all your choosing beforehand - fully serviced lot and Tarion Warranty. Call Helen for details at 432-0058

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


684 ABERDEEN ST. Asking $249,900, Very well maintained 3 yr. old bungalow with 3 BR’s,3 bath’s and a fully finished basement. ICF foundation. MLS# 855613 Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information


189 DOMBROSKIE RD 624 MALONEY RD. Now asking $225,000, Spacious 5 BR home, 2.5 baths, fully finished basement, insulated double car garage. MLS# 858678. Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information

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


517 CASTLEFORD RD. R.R. 5, RENFREW 28 acres of land and a beautifully completed 4 bedroom maintenance free home - double car attached garage and also a 3 car garage and workshop on the property - 2 baths - you need to view this Call David at 401-2824 or Helen at 432-0058

A 2 storey older home with 3 bedrooms, family room, 1-4 pce and 1-2 pce bath - laundry on main level - excellent large rear yard - detached garage - gas heat. Call Helen at 432-0058 to view

794 LOCHWINNOCH RD 20 PEMBROKE ST COBDEN Priced to sell, at only $114,900 for this large 3 BR home with hardwood flooring, overlooking the lake. MLS#850446 Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information

3 ELGIN AVE 2 St Brick Home, Open Concept Kit, DR, LR. 2nd Floor 3BDR, 1-4Pc Bath, Full Basement with 1-4 pc bath, Rec Room. F.A. Gas, Central Air, Lot 100’ by 125’. Asking $210,000 MLS#840203 Call Ross 613.433.1133 for details.



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

205 LOCHIEL ST. S A charming 4 bedroom home - completed to perfection and shows beautifully - all the charm of yesteryears at this address - close to downtown - gas heat - storage home is well insulated and easy to maintain. Call Helen at 432-0058


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Quality 3 year old bungalow with 3 car attached garage. Open concept Kit, DR, LR with gas fireplace, 2BDR with ensuite. Lower level could be granny flat; Kit, LR, 1- 4 pc bath, Radiant in floor heating, backing on to Hurd’s Lake, MLS# 843171 Asking $459,000 Call Ross 613.433.1133

209 WILSON ST. Excellent residential location - 3 bedroom bungalow with detached single garage - 1-4 pce bath - full basement - paved drive - perfect starter home or for retirees. Call Helen at 432-0058 to view

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

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650 FIFTH ST 15 QUEEN ST NORTH 4535 RIVER RD. Exceptional quality and space. 3 BR’s, 2 baths with great views of river and privacy. MLS# 858366.

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

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

462 MAYHEW ST. Only $299,900, 4 BR’s, 3 Baths, completely finished basement, oversized garage, fenced rear yard. MLS# 853680.





BRAND NEW AND READY FOR OCCUPANCY - 3 Commerical Steel Building 40’ by 60’ Located on bedroom deluxe 2 storey - 2 baths - large living edge of Renfrew. Lot 210’ by 313’ lots of Power area - front porch - easy highway access - beaum Zoned c-2 Asking $179,000 MLS#838833 Call tiful view of the mighty MADAWASKA. Ross 613.433.1133 for details Call Helen at 432-0058. 28 The Renfrew Mercury EMC - Thursday, February 28, 2013

5729 HWY 132, DACRE You will love it when you see it! Country living - 5 bedrooms - family room - living area with hardwood flooring - 2 baths - inground pool - creek running by the front door - det. Large garage and workshop. Call David at 401-2824 or Helen at 432-0058 to view


20 NEIL RD Located on Scotch Bush Rd, Newer Mobile (2004) in Great shape; 3 BDR, Large Kit and LR, 1 – 4 Pc Bath, Drilled Well and septic, Land mostly mixed bush, possible Severances. Asking $159,900 MLS# 848840 Call Ross 613.433.1133


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Diana Wakely Renfrew Art Guild

One of the most worthwhile things I have ever been involved in is the art class at the Bonnechere Manor. To some it might not sound like a great activity, but it is far from that. Most of the people involved had never painted, or the last time they tried was in elementary school. To see someone have the joy of completing a picture and everyone applauding a ďŹ nished painting is a wonderful moment. That sense of accomplishment is usually passed on to the family. As we lose our members, the family has something to remember dad, mom or grandmother with. Again through the

power of a painting, it is not the pain, not the disability, nor the dementia that is remembered, but the joy on the face of the artist. I am thankful for the privilege to be a part of that. That is the true value of art. To coin a phrase, Art Matters!

Art friends have come to be involved in the program, but we are always looking for more hands to join in. The Renfrew Art GuildĘźs next meeting is Tuesday, March 5. The guild meets the ďŹ rst Tuesday of the month at Trinity- St. AndrewĘźs United Church, 291 Plaunt (please use Quarry entrance) at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome; new to art or coming back to art, come and join us. Our next artist we are studying is A.J. Casson 1898-1992, a member of the Group of Seven. We encourage everyone to Google him and bring his or her rendition of his work to the meeting. For more information, call Diana 613433-3635 or visit the website



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The Champlain 653 Air Cadets held their annual tag day at the end of October and raised $1,427.85. Collecting are Patricia Godin, right, and Nathan Ladouceur. The organization thanks all the cadets who participated, its volunteer supervisors and sponsors, WalMart, Canadian Tire, Metro and Rexall, for allowing the cadets to stand in front of their places of business to collect for tag day. Cadet Taylor Judd experiences the exhilaration of gliding â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of the many activities enjoyed by the cadets last year.

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The Champlain 653 Cadets, based in Renfrew, enjoyed a successful 2012. The cadets participated in a weekend of Fall Air Crew Survival Exercise (FTX) at Camp

Legewade at Hurds Lake. The aim of this exercise is to provide all cadets with the opportunity to fulfill the mandatory training requirements of: 1. Leadership, where our seniors got to instruct cadets

in numerous training such as tie, knots and lashing taught by Sgt. Garnet Gladwin and Basic First Aid by Sgt. Connor Croft; 2. Participate, with air to grounds signals; 3. Radio communication;

4. Map and compass and so much more. Our weekend was filled with fun training and sports activities like performing minor first aid, taking charge of an emergency scene, moving a casualty to a shelter, and

building a signal camp fire. On Saturday evening, the cadets participated in a nighttime search and rescue activity and then were treated to a WWII movie, The Devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brigade. On Sunday we had a special Air Crew Survival Activity offered by Robert Desjardins and Gaetan Diette from Casara, Ont. We also had a fly-by to see if they could spot our signal fire and markers. They also took pictures from above to show us what they were able to see. The cadets earned a 10 out of 10 for their signal fire The weather was warm and beautiful, and cadets had a great time! Cadets from the Champlain 653 squadron also enjoyed a

weekend of gliding in North Bay Oct. 7 and 8. The cadets participated at various sport activities, assisted as ground crew and some cadets even had a chance to lly in the tow plant. Some of the responses from the cadets were: â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;I learned many new things this weekend about flying.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The view outside the glider was amazing.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The food was great.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sleeping at the base was fun.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great bonding with my fellow cadets.â&#x20AC;? Visit for more information on other opportunities the Canadian cadet organization offers. Also, check out our Facebook page.

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Annual Bred Heifer Sale for Preston & Terry Cull at the farm on

923 Spence Road, Douglas, Ont Off Highway 60 between Renfrew & Douglas onto Spence Road, or off Cobden/Eganville Highway onto Spence Road, signs posted.

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Approx 50 Charolais (white/tans & reds) X-Bred first calf heifers bred to large frame Charolais, or Red Angus bulls. Some with calves at foot. These heifers are all close, due anytime, March, April. Approx 20 Angus/Simmental X-Bred second calf heifers with calves born Nov/Dec., off Charolais bull, selling open. Double vaccinated Bovi-Sheild Gold 5, Ultrabac 7/Somubac, Ivomec, and vet checked. Terms: Cash or Cheque with ID Lunch available for more info call:

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RVH announces 2013 Christmas house tour Marilyn York Christmas House Tour co-chair

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 has been chosen as the date for the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Auxiliary Christmas House Tour. Plans are well underway for this yearʼs tour, with all proceeds going to the hospital. So far, five generous homeowners have stepped forward and offered to showcase their homes. They include two converted buildings which longtime residents might remember; the old Horton Township Town Hall and the old Barr Line Methodist Church. Guests will be pleasantly surprised to see how stunningly renovated and how cozy and comfortable each building has become. Of the other three homes, one is an elegant modern home recently built by the owner/contractor and features details only a professional builder would incorporate into his own residence. Another stately home, situated in a mature neighbourhood, will feature the ownerʼs tasteful renovations and an eclectic mix of books, art, crafts and antiques which the owners have collected over the years. Then there is a home overlooking the Ottawa River

where guests will step into a large bright sunny, open-concept room filled with Christmas treasures, including three sets of Christmas villages. Further details about the Christmas House Tour will be announced as plans firm up. In the meantime, the Auxiliary still needs to add a few more homes to the tour lineup. If you have a home you think people would be interested in seeing and you enjoy decorating at Christmas, the Auxiliary would like to hear from you. We welcome new volunteers too. Call Marilyn at 613-432-5237. RVH Auxiliary volunteers have been organizing fundraising events with all proceeds going towards the benefit of patients for over 65 years. The RVH Gift Shop is one of our major fundraisers requiring the time and talents of over 30 volunteers to keep it running successfully ALL GOOD STUFF.

The Help Lottery continues to be a major fundraiser as well. Other fundraisers include activities like our strawberry social and bake sale, frozen berry sales and homemade tourtiere sales. All good stuff for a good cause.


RBC gives back in Renfrew The Renfrew branch of RBC presents the proceeds of their 2012 branch fundraising efforts to The Phoenix Centre, a children’s mental health treatment centre. The program is run by a volunteer board of directors, working with children, youth and their families to improve their mental health and well-being. Thanks to their fundraising efforts, Marci Joyce and her team raised over $800 by hosting luncheons. From left are, Morgan Pirie (RBC), Anie Pelletier, Debra Woodfine (Clinical Manager, The Phoenix Centre), Sue Cressman, Marci Joyce and Pat McGregor. RBC community relations generously matched their efforts for a total donation of $1,628. The FAN Club is a unique club of hand and rod puppets that address social issues through lively and thought provoking puppet shows. The shows are designed for children aged 3-10 years of age and are designed to tackle some difficult issues in a fun, non-threatening way. The FAN Club puppet shows encourage children to talk, learn and find solutions. Some of the issues being tackled are self esteem, bullying, family violence, substance abuse, friendship and respect. The FAN club performs shows within Renfrew County.


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Seeking donations for Nicaragua-bound group Steve Newman

Dr. Janice Kingʼs contingent is looking for school and baseball supplies for the children theyʼll meet at next weekʼs dental clinics in the Central American country of Nicaragua. The group, which consists of Dr. King, four family members and hygienists Lorraine Winters and Megan Neill, has already received assistance from the business community. Aikenheadʼs Pharmacy in Renfrew has provided free travel consults for the group, as well as free or at-cost medication. The group of seven requires anti-malaria and antityphoid medication. They also

need antibiotics for patients at the free clinics. Before departing March 8, the group is also hoping the community responds with donations for the Nicaraguan children. Dr. King says the group welcomes such baseball (not softball) equipment as balls, gloves and caps (no bats, please) for boys, beading supplies for the girls, and school supplies. For details, call Dr. Janice Kingʼs Renfrew office at 613432-4141. Or supplies can be dropped off during the day at 7 Argyle St. South. The office is open 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 tomorrow, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

People Helping People, with Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support Our agency has been designated a “screener” agency which means that we will be incorporating the screener tool into our intake process. Once we have completed the individualʼs request for service, we will explain the screener tool and ask for their permission to proceed.

Judy Ewart, Executive Director Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support

It is my pleasure to once again write our monthly newspaper column. This month I would like to share with you information about the Provincial Screener tool which is being rolled out across our province and which we will be introducing as part of our intake process in the near future. The Ontario provincial government through Community Care Information Management (CCIM) is rolling out a provincial assessment and screener tool to standardize assessments and ensure that all individuals who use Community Support Services are getting the services they require.


The completion of the screener tool is voluntary and can be completed over the phone in about 10 to 15 minutes. The screener tool has seven questions related to personal care, decision making, mood and overall health. Once all the questions have been answered, a score will be generated which will indi-

cate whether the individual would benefit from a more complete assessment. A discussion will take place with the individual based on their score regarding recommendations for further assessment or community support services that may be of benefit to them. It will be the individualʼs choice whether to proceed with the recommendations or not. So the next time you call our office for service, do not be surprised if we ask you about the “screener” tool. Mark your calendar for our upcoming events: St. Patrickʼs Day Concert and Dance March 2 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Renfrew Legion; our Easter luncheon March 21 at the AFAC Wing; and a Couples-Friends Night at the Renfrew Tea Room March 23







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OLF card Seedy Sunday for gardeners, food lovers party results The winners of the card party at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall Feb. 24 were: • Ladies 500: 1st Tjeerry Jansson, 2nd Ida Lepack; • Menʼs 500: 1st Harvey McLaughlin, second Earl Martin; • Ladies euchre: 1st Lola Arns, 2nd Eleanor McAdam; • Menʼs euchre: 1st Bob Biuzzell, 2nd Jim Ogden; • Door prizes: Bob Buzzell and Helen Visinski; • Mouse: Des McIntyre • 50-50: Hazel Martin. The next card party is Sunday, March 10 in the parish hall.

The sixth annual Seedy Sunday in the Ottawa Valley will be held Sunday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the cafeteria auditorium at Fellowes High School in Pembroke. Admission is free. Come for an hour, stay for the day! All new and experienced gardeners, local food lovers and the curious will want to attend. Seedy Sunday is a remarkable phenomenon that continues to catch on across Canada. Gardeners, seed savers, seed vendors, local food producers, organic practi-

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CHANGES TO DEADLINES FOR CLASSIFIEDS Starting in March, the deadline for Arnprior and Renfrew Classifieds will be Monday at 10 am for the following Thursday paper.

Love Maclaine and Addison


Happy Birthday Grandma!

Joyce and Dave are happy to announce the safe arrival of their son, Brian David on February 20, 2013 at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Proud grandparents are Len and Sharon Charlebois of Ottawa and Bill and Susan Ringrose of Renfrew. Brian weighed 9lbs, 4oz at birth. Big brothers Jamie and Kevin are proud to have Brian join their team!

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April Country living -2-bedroom apartment in the heart of Stewartville (8 km from Arnprior in Renfrew County). Private entrance/laneway in single family home. Includes: heat/hydro/satellite cable/outdoor storage space. 1st & last. References required. Call Brenda 613-622-0194 ARNPRIOR, 2 Bedroom upstairs apartment, gas heat, parking, shared laundry facilities. $700+utilities, first and last required. Call 613-223-4428 ARNPRIOR ALWAYS CLEAN, MODERN Secure 1&2 Bedroom apts. on First Avenue. Fridge, stove, parking incl. Discounts for mature tenants. 623-8537 after 6pm Available April 1st Large Bachelor Apartment in Braeside Newly renovated Loft Bedroom Appliances included front & Back decking with Yard $900.00 monthly + Gas 613-623-8164





BACHELOR apartment -mature adult only- ground floor, parking, 3 minutes walk to shopping, 130 Elgin Street W, $480/month plus heat. first/last, no smoking/pets. 613-623-4971

NEWLY RENOVATED 2 - 1 bedroom apartments. Renfrew. Utilities extra. Available immediately. For more information call 613-432-0242

RENFREW, small 1 bedroom backing onto park, parking, large covered balcony, utilities plus first and last. References, no pets. 613-623-4747

Barley and Wheat Straw For Sale. Delivery Available. Barclay Dick & Son Farm Supply. 613-649-2620 or 613-649-2440

Nice, large & bright 1 bedroom apt centrally located, in quiet building in Renfrew $625/month plus heat & hydro ($125 per month) 613-432-5741

Second Floor, 1 bedroom apartment available April 1, 2013. Located at 80 John St. North. Monthly rent $700. Includes fridge stove, air conditioning, heat, water, washer and drier and parking. First and last month rent are required. Contact: Jim Mulvihill 613-623-3123 References will be requested.

HEADING SOUTH This winter? Let us arrange your travel insurance. Call Eady Insurance 613-432-8543 or 1-888-275-3239

CALABOGIE, 1 bedroom, Clean quiet building, laundry in building, Partly furnished, parking, cable included. Available Immediately, $575+hydro, 613-864-1168, 613-836-7082 Downtown Renfrew 2 bedroom apt available April 1, 2013. $720/month plus heat & hydro. Also 2 bedroom apt available March 1, 2013. $595/month plus heat & hydro, first & last month required. Fridge & stove included with both apt’s. Call 613-432-9399 or 613-433-6301 Garden town house for rent, 5 appliances, 1 car garage and deck. $950 per month plus utilities. Call 613-432-0058 or 613-432-7562 ask for Helen

AVAILABLE Immediately 2 Bedroom Apartment Very clean, quiet building. Close to the Grove. Non-smoking, no pets, hydro extra. $750/Monthly. 1st and last month deposit required. Call (613) 623-0395.

Lovely 3 bedroom home for rent in central Arnprior. Heritage home located close to downtown and John 23 school. Perfect home for quiet responsible tenants that enjoy quality. Large back yard with quiet mature neighbours. Hard wood floors with beautiful Deslaurier Kitchen. Available to rent March 2013, 613-433-8204



Thank You To the first responders, Paramedics and Police, for your diligence and compassion, To the Doctors and Nurses for your persistence and professionalism, To our family and dearest friends, who dropped everything and came together to hold us tight, To our neighbours, who drew the strength to come to the farm and offer food and support, To the families that have lost children and loved ones who rushed in to offer help and guidance, To the people that make up Haley Industries who inundated us with food, drink, and donations, To the Teachers and Students who showed us our son’s school of life wall honouring him, To Kirk Anderson and his staff for the superb administration of their services, To our friend Scotty Miller and his staff for taking gentle care of our boy while he was away, To everyone who gifted the beautiful flowers and arrangements, To all of the people who stood in line for hours in January just to hug us and tell us they had no words, To our co-workers and colleagues, past and present, who came from all over Ontario to be with us, To everyone who donated funds towards Cobden Minor Hockey and the gravestone, To Jody, Dwight, Donald, Billy, Pat, and Mark for carrying our son when he needed it most. To Brenda for her determination to convey her insightful memories of our son’s life, To Chantal Lavigne and her sister Rachel for their moving accompaniment at the funeral, To our Minister Ingrid, for your unobstructed compassion and your gripping sermon, To Cobden Minor Hockey and the Players for the honour guard and their tribute on the ice, To the Ladies of the Church for their diligent work to feed the hundreds of people. To all who contributed to the stacks of touching cards offering their thoughts and prayers, To Carrie for helping us to see into our son’s soul and give us some comfort and solace, To the Management Team at Haley for their unbelievable vacation gift, To Chantal Lavigne for trying to nudge us forward with her overwhelming gift of travel, And to everyone, personally and professionally, who has helped us put one foot in front of the other, We thank you. To our son Colton, who gave us 14 years of his love, his

We all thank you. Paul, Carolyn, and Jessica Simons


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RENFREW 2 bedroom townhouse with large storage room (140 ft2), completely renovated, new windows, new kitchen and bathroom, no carpets, fridge and stove, washer and dryer hook-up, natural gas heat, outside patio, 2 private entrance doors (front and back), parking snowplowing and mowing included, 2 min. from downtown Renfrew, quiet neighborhood. $690 plus utilities, first and last month rent, no pets. For a viewing and more information please call 613-757-1576. Renfrew Large ground floor 2 bedroom apt in quiet Century Old home, fireplace, high ceilings, oak floors, private porches, centrally located, $850 month plus utilities. Must be seen to be appreciated. 613-432-5741

Semi-detached 3 bedroom home for rent. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer, pets welcome $900 plus utilities, available immediately. Call 613-297-4888 Very large 2 bedroom apartment, very clean, recently renovated, lots of storage. Parking, laundry on site, secure entrance way, available April 1st. First and last, call 613-304-2377


Renfrew Senior apartments available, secure building with elevator. Also available main level units with balcony. Call McGrimmon Holdings 613-433-5879

459 Mayhew, Renfrew, very well maintained 7 year old home with garage, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath’s, fully finished basement, ceramic & hardwood floors, nicely treed & landscaped, fenced rear yard with deck. Quiet neighbour, walking distance to Walmart. 613-432-4446 for details.



The family of the late Irene Evans would like to thank everyone for the love and support shown to us during the loss of our much loved Mom, mother-inlaw, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and sister-in-law. We appreciated your donations, flowers and the lovely dinner provided by Cheryl and Rich and the fruit and veggie trays from Debbie. Thank you Heather and Lorraine for the friendship and care you gave Mom in the past three years. Thank you Rev. K. Otley, for your guidance and lovely service. The Canadian Legion for their service, Mom would have been proud. Thank you to the pall bears: Blain Lapierre, Wes Desarmia, Francis Herbert, Alan Forster, John R. Okum, and Dan Gavinski. Thank you to the staff of the Groves Park Lodge and the second floor nurses at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital and also to Dr. Lavigne and Dr. Nemani. Finally, thank you to Eldon Smith and the staff of the Boyce Funeral Home for your professionalism and support. We will miss her forever, but know she is happy once again reunited with her beloved Tom. With warmest regards from the family, Lesley and Leo Lapierre David Evans Blain, Tracey, Taylor, and Mackenzie. CLR418236

Thank You On behalf of John Michael Umelik McGrath his family would like to sincerely thank everyone for the messages, condolences and the many stories that were shared with us. Thank you for the generous donations made to John’s chosen charity; Sisters of the Sacred Heart - Margie Conroy’s Deaf Project, something that was very close to his heart and to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. We really appreciated the beautiful flowers and the wonderful food that helped us get through this difficult time. We would also like to sincerely thank the emergency services personnel, Dr. Kiskis and the Pilon Family for their kind care and attention. Your visits, love and support whether in person, by telephone, email and online were very touching and we thank you all so very much. - The McGrath Family CLR418041

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HELP WANTED Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Program Inc. is a non-profit organization that encourages independent living and enhances the quality of life of seniors and individuals with special needs. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization. We are currently seeking volunteers in the areas of front reception and foot care reception. If you are interested in making a difference please contact Lisa Bottomley, Volunteer Coordinator at 613-623-7981 or visit us online at

Thank you to all our family and friends for the celebration of our 50th Anniversary, for food, cards, cakes, announcement on the radio, telephone calls and tickets. Bob & Alma Bennett CLR418140

Thank you, Mike LeBlanc and Dianne Reny

The family of the late Theo Zimmerling wish to express our thanks to our families and friends for their support, prayers, cards, flowers, food and Partners in Caring donations. We also would like to thank Dr. Kiskis, Arnprior Memorial Hospital, nurses, Dr. Robson for the great care you gave our Dad, and especially Mary Ellen Vrquhart for personal needs. Thanks, Island View for all the extra care. Thanks to our Pastor Stan Johnstone for special visits, prayers and the services, also to Cheryl Mielke the organist. A special thank you to Andre Pilon and staff for the extraordinary attention to detail for Dad’s arrangements.

Leonard & Doris Lesway

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Arnprior can be proud of our Hospital. The final days of my mother, the late Meta Schuck, spent at the Arnprior Hospital gave me an opportunity to appreciate the quality facility we have here in town. It was heartwarming to experience firsthand the devoted considerate care given by all the health care providers. My mother was very well looked after. Today, I am expressing my gratitude to you all who made my mother’s passing comfortable and dignified. Thank you Vicky Murdoch, Palliative Care Nurse for your warm professionalism. Thank you Dr. Greenough – your care and house calls were very much appreciated. Thank you all, Fred Schuck and Family

We would like to thank the nursing staff at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital for their compassion and attentive care of our mother Betty LeBlanc, during the difficult time. We appreciate everything you have done.

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We thank our family for celebrating with us on our 65th Anniversary. Thanks to our friends for visits and phone calls, gifts and cards received. We sincerely thank our Heavenly Father for reaching this milestone together.

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Thank You The family of the late Gerald Mackin wish to sincerely thank the many people that showed us so much kindness and compassion at the difficult loss of our father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. The calls, donations, cards, flowers and food sent to our homes were greatly appreciated. Thank you to the staff at Renfrew Victoria Hospital as well as Hospice Renfrew for your care of dad. Thank you to Father Brennan for honouring dad in such a comforting service. To the Goulet Funeral Home for your support with everything we requested. Dad would have been honoured to know that 8 of his grandchildren were his pallbearers; Thank you to Paul Edwards, Ronda Giles, Zabrina Fulton, Mitchell Barr, Craig Mackin, Nicky Mackin, Amber Edwards and Jessica Robillard. It has been difficult to lose both our parents within seven weeks; however we are comforted in knowing they are together again. We believe that is what you call, “true love”. Sincerest Thanks The Mackin family


Caregiver required for man in wheelchair, male preparation, minimum 14 hours every second week, pay $15 an hour. Call 613-433-9967 Equipment operators required to operate equipment and work around garage. Apply in person 9-4 WEEKDAYS only. Nesbitt Aggregates 1766 Lochwinnoch Rd Renfrew. 613-432-5764 HELP WANTED!!! Up to $1000 Weekly paid in advance!!! Mailing our brochures/postcards or paid biweekly!! TYPING ADS for our company. PT/FT. Genuine Opportunity! No Experience Needed!

â&#x20AC;&#x153;HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT . No Experience Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858. Part time help wanted, food prep and dishwashing, call Isabel 613-622-0683 Roofer/Labourers wanted. Roofer must have 5 years experience. Call 613-432-6004 or 613-432-2530





GRAINGER, David In Loving Memory of our Dad & Grandpa David Grainger February 12, 1957- February 29, 2012 We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new, We thought about you yesterday and days before that too.


SIDNEY, Ed In loving memory of my dear brother Ed who passed away February 28, 2004.


We think of you in silence, we often speak your name, All we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake with which weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never part, God has you in His keeping, we keep you in our hearts. Forever loved, Austin, Quinn, Mallory, Tracy, Todd, Madison, Sherry, Jeff, Ashley & Bailey

February 12, 1957 - February 29, 2012 In loving memory of David Grainger. Remembering you is easy, I do it every day. But missing you is a heartache, that never goes away. Missing you today and everyday. Love Sheryl

In memory of our grandfather who passed away 10 years ago on February 28, 2003.


Danby, Gillian Beryl ( nee Furze)

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BOARD DIRECTORS The Renfrew Victoria Hospital Corporation is governed by a volunteer Board. This year four Directors will be elected to serve a three year term and this year four Incumbent Directors are eligible to re-apply. Applications are being accepted for potential openings at the end of the current term as well as vacancies that could arise on the Hospital Board during the year. Please visit the RVH website for further details. The Board is responsible for the governance of the Hospital, being alert to the healthcare needs of the region, working to provide sufďŹ cient resources to ensure the Hospital is able to fulďŹ ll its mandate, and ensuring that resources are used efďŹ ciently and effectively. The Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decisions have substantial impact on the Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s viability and the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healthcare services. The Governance Committee of the Board is calling for applications from interested individuals who have a commitment to providing strategic policy direction and leadership for the continued development of the hospital and are prepared to commit personal time and effort of approximately 10-15 hours a month. Criteria have been established for the selection of directors to ensure a balance of skills, relevant experience, competencies and perspectives.

on Wednesday February 20, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. A memorial service celebrating the life of Gillian Danby will be held at 3: p.m. in The Boyce Chapel conducted by Reverend Canon Allen Box. Immediately following the service, you are invited to a reception in The Boyce reception Centre to continue with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;wine and chatâ&#x20AC;?. Cremation will take place after the service with burial in early July to observe the fruits of Gillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden labours. Donations in place of ďŹ&#x201A;owers will go to Gillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favored charities: Doctors Without Borders, World Vision, Primates World Relief Fund, Ottawa Civic Hospital and the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital where she received great care from all the doctors and nursing staff.

Interested candidates may request application forms by calling 613-432-4851 ext. 260 or emailing buttles@ or by visiting Deadline for applications is March 15, 2013. Only those candidates meeting the criteria will be invited for an interview.


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PEPPIATT, FRANCIS J. Frank Peppiatt, born June 27 1932, long time resident of Kingston Ontario passed away peacefully on Tuesday February, 19, 2013. Predeceased in 2008 by his wife Kathleen, Frank leaves behind his daughter Angela Kluke (Tim), of Renfrew and will be remembered as a loving Poppa by Lilly and Braedon. Frank and Kathleen are both remembered fondly by David Companion, with whom was considered part of the family. Frank is also survived by brothers Al, Tim and sisters Rose and Mary. Frank was proud to serve his country as a member of the Royal Canadian Navy and later was employed for many years at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital. A memorial will be held for family and friends during the summer months. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations can be made to Hospice Renfrew in memory of Frank. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St, S, Renfrew . Online condolences/donations may be made at

Of RR 1 Foresters Falls (Queensline Rd.) passed away peacefully in Country Haven Retirement Residence Beachburg, on Sunday January 13, 2013 in his 88th year. Ivan Hawthorn son of the late John and Ada Hawthorn. Dear brother-in-law of Hazel Hawthorn and Bill Oates. Also survived by 2 nieces Lianne Renaud and Karen Bell, and 4 nephews: Ken and David Oates, Harlow and Harvey Hawthorn. Predeceased by his twin Iva Oates and brother Harold Hawthorn. Friends called the Fraser-Morris & Heubner Funeral Home Cobden, Wednesday January 16, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Service was in the Chapel Thursday at 2 pm. Spring interment Beachburg Union Cemetery Donations to the Queensline United Church Memorial Fund or Country Haven Activity Fund would be appreciated. OfďŹ ciating clergy Rev James Min â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Soloist Harvey Hawthorn; pallbearers Keith Bennett, Wayne Oates, Tim Tabbert, Craig McLaughlin, Kenneth Oates and Harlow Hawthorn.

Hale ; Dennis Gilbert (W.W. 2 Veteran, R.C.A.F. Pilot) (Hon. Life Member Renfrew Golf Club) In Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Saturday February 23, 2013. Dennis Hale age just shy of his 91st birthday. Loving husband of Doris Hale (Dobec). Loved father of David, Connie, and Marsha. Predeceased by 2 sons Andy and Jim ( survived by his wife Charlene). Dennis will be missed by special friends Jack & Thea Freitag and Randy Jack. Following Dennisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wishes there will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass will take place at a later date. For those desiring donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the Anderson Funeral Home Renfrew.

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Thank you for your interest and support of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Renfrew Victoria Hospital Board of Directors Selection Committee 499 Raglan Street, North, Renfrew, ON K7V 1P6 Fax: 613-432-0711

Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Saturday morning, February 16, 2013 at the age of 73. Gill, born in England to Wilfred and Ethel Furze, immigrated to Canada with her family in 1972. Wife and partner of Roger for 50 years, mother of Jonathan and Melinda and grandmother to beloved Jalal and Khadije. Gill is survived by her sister Janet (England) and brother Nicholas (B.C.) who have been a great comfort to her. Her friends were all so important and supportive over these last difďŹ cult months. Thank you to John (Danby), Joyce, Eileen and Leah, Dorothy, Linda, Elizabeth, Judy, Dianne, Valerie, Gwen, Margy, Barbara, Cari, Marilyn and Allen, Rosanna, David and Allison, Lois, Katherine, Victoria. Gill worked for the Anglican dioceses in Bristol and Wells, UK before her family arrived. She lived with her family in Greece, Scotland, Vancouver, London, England before immigrating to Canada, settling in the wonderful farming community of Lochwinnoch, where the family operated their farm for 15 years. Gill had a large vegetable garden and 5 acres of â&#x20AC;&#x153;pick your own strawberriesâ&#x20AC;?. When we moved to Arnprior, Gill developed her passion for perennial ďŹ&#x201A;owers and rock plants on a peninsula of the Canadian Shield jutting into the Madawaska River. She had numerous garden tours and her garden was featured in the Ottawa quarterly magazine. She also had many plant sales for the Stephan Lewis Foundation for aids in Africa. Gil was an avid reader and a great supporter of the Arnprior Library and the Arnprior Book Shop. She belonged to the Madawaska Book Club, Ottawa Rock Garden Society and the Royal Horticultural Society (England). She formed the Conversational Garden group (wine and garden chat) and the winter Scrabble group when she could not be in her garden. Finally she belonged to the Stratford Girls who made the annual pilgrimage to get their ďŹ ll of Shakespeare. Visitations at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior

Directors shall be a resident or employed or carried on business in Renfrew County for a continuous period of six months immediately prior to being appointed.

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Evenson Jean Eleanor (nee Bretzlaff) June 19, 1936—February 16, 2013 (retired BNS, Arnprior)


MURRAY, Mitzi Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Saturday morning, February 23rd, 2013 following a brief illness. Mitzi Murray of Arnprior at the age of 90 years. Dear daughter of the late Parker Hollington and the late Isobel Cameron. Beloved wife of the late Kevin Murray (1974). Also predeceased by her very dear friend, Walter Flegal (2000). Dearly loved mother of Marylou Murray of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Mike Murray (Sandra Minnie) of Ottawa. Predeceased by her only grandson, Timothy. Mitzi will also be missed by the Flegal family of Arnprior who so willingly accepted her as part of their family.

Visitations at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior 613-623-2538 where friends may pay their respects on Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and after 10:00 a.m. Friday. Funeral service will be held in The Boyce Chapel Friday February 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ted Heinze officiating. Interment Arnprior Malloch Road Cemetery. Luncheon will follow in The Boyce Reception Centre. In memoriams to “Partners in Caring” of Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital appreciated by her family Condolences / Donations at

Family and friends were invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Wednesday evening, February 27th from 6 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. A Service to honour and remember the life of Mitzi Murray was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel at 8 o’clock. Cremation followed. A reception was held in the Pilon Family Reception Centre after the service. In memory of Mitzi, a donation to the Arnprior Hospital Partners in Caring Foundation would be appreciated by her family.

ANTONIUS MINTEN At his residence on Friday February 22nd, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Antonia Arts. Dear father of Martin (Carol), Case (Diane). Dear grandfather of Leslie Morton, Michelle Black (Dwight), Glen Minten, Kelly Gloster (Ashley). Dear great-grandfather of Victoria, Tanesha, Dillon, Blake, John and Caitlyn. Antonius is survived by one sister and one brother. Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle Street S, Renfrew on Wednesday February 27th from 11:30 until time of the Liturgy of the Word at 12 noon which will be celebrated at the Goulet Funeral Home. Spring interment Holy Rosary Cemetery. Donations in memory of Antonius may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences/donations may be made at





Peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus on Friday February 22nd, 2013 at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late John Visneskie. Cherished mother of Wayne (Linda), Edmonton, Patti (Robert) Leclaire, Renfrew, Kevin (Jennifer); Pembroke, Brian (Kathy); Orleans. Predeceased by her son Doug and brother David. Dear granny of Michael Morlang, Jamie, Michael and Jackie Leclaire, Amy Visneskie (Alex), Erika (Nick) Yashinskie, Shawn, Kayla and Chelsea Visneskie, Ginette and Lisa. Dear great granny of Ayden, Lorelei ,Linda and Richard .Shirley will be sadly missed by her brothers Ray (Sally), Richard (Sandra), Jim (Bonnie).Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St. S, Renfrew on Sunday February 24th from 2-4, 7-9pm and after 8:45am Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew on Monday February 25th at 10:00am. Spring interment Parish Cemetery. Donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Hospice Renfrew. Online condolences/donations may be made at

Jean passed away in Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital early Saturday morning, February 16, 2013. Jean Evenson of Arnprior in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Ken Evenson. Dear mother of Dale (Joyce). Special grandmother to Lindsey and Kristin. Dear sister of Rachel (late Gerald) Stokes, Lorne (Joanne) Bretzlaff, Mel (Marion) Bretzlaff all of Arnprior, Joyce (late Mev) Harris of Ottawa, Lennis (late Myrtle) of Otter lake P.Q., Roy Bretzlaff of Ladysmith P.Q. and Gale Emmerson of Ottawa. Daughter of the late Herman Bretzlaff and Lena Zimmerling


Brooks, Evelyn Jean (nee Simmons)

MURPHY, Cecil John Passed away peacefully at Caressant Care, Cobden on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the age of 76. Dear brother of Bert (Suzanne), Lloyd (Gordanna), Mae Ziebell (Karl) and Harold (Gail). Predeceased by his brothers Roland and Kenneth, and sister Betty Anderson. Son of the late James and the late Hilda Murphy. Cecil will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Private funeral arrangements entrusted to McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 613-432-2866. Interment at Thomsonville Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to Caressant Care, Cobden would be appreciated by the family.

August 8, 1936—February 12, 2013

Passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, February 23, 2013 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late James Graham. Loving mother of William of Matawatchan, Marilyn McCormick (late Jim) of Oshawa, John of Renfrew, Martin of Renfrew and Susan McLaren (Peter) of Renfrew. Proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Patricia Boyd and Etta Sterritt, both of Toronto. Predeceased by her brother George. She will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave. E. (at Lorne St.) Renfrew on Friday March 1, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Renfrew on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Interment at North Horton Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences or donations may be made at

Evelyn passed away at home on Tuesday morning February 12, 2013. Evelyn Brooks of Carp Ontario in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Norm Brooks. Dear mother of Mark (Janet) Brooks of Mississauga and Pat (Sharon) Brooks of Barrhaven. Dear grandmother of Madelyn, Mitchell, Caitlyn, Laura and Rachel. Dear sister of Lawrence (Anna) Simmons of Milton Ontario, Stanley (late Louise) Simmons of Toronto, Donald (Joan) Simmons of Beiseker, Alberta and Florence (late Bruce) Payne of Simcoe. Predeceased by a sister, Freda Dillon. Daughter of the late Frederick Simmons and Laura Coggins. Special thanks to Debbie Wilson and Marsha Delanney of Carefor and also Dr. John Forster for their special help during this time. Visitations at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior 613-623-2538 on Saturday February 16, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. A funeral service will be held in The Boyce Chapel at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Mervyn Dunn officiating. A luncheon will follow in The Boyce Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1529 Cedar Ave., Montreal P.Q. H3G 1A6 appreciated by her family Condolences / Donations at

LOCKWOOD, Agnes (nee Fishenden) Passed away at Bonnechere Manor on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack Lockwood. Dear mother of Bob of Renfrew, Thom (Taber) of London, England, and Dianne Abigail (Clyde) of Sudbury. Loving grandmother of John and James. Predeceased by her brother George. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave. E., Renfrew on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church or the Bonnechere Manor Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged. Condolences or donations may be made at




Condolences or donations may be made at

GRAHAM, Hilda (nee Brown)


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who passed away March 1, 2008 Life brings much that alters, Time brings much thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new, One thing never alters, Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memories dear, of you.

Love Joan, Richard, Steven, Sandra and Grandchildren Ethen and Jaiden


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


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432-1911 CL332615


Also offering year round bookkeeping service.

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613-432-5702 CLR413128


for viewing appointment


who passed away March 05, 2010

Sad are the hearts that love you, Silent the tears that fall, Living here without you, Is the hardest part of all.

BEI is now accepting resumes for the position of CLR418008

Grader Operator QualiďŹ cations for the position: â&#x20AC;˘ Heavy Equipment Operator Trade CertiďŹ cation â&#x20AC;˘ Fine grading & ďŹ nishing experience of 5 years or more â&#x20AC;˘ Willing to travel Please submit resumes by email, fax or mail as follows:



With all our love, Vanessa, Jack, Alexa, Marcel, Devon, Nathalie and Neil

We currently have the following positions available:

Accounting Clerk This is a permanent part time position working 3 days a week, Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Wednesday, 7 hours daily. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: coding and processing of accounts payable invoices, process cheques and payments, preparing bank deposits, tax receipts, assisting with fundraising functions, ďŹ ling, typing, data entry, spreadsheets and telephone reception. QualiďŹ cations- A Secondary School Diploma with a minimum of two years experience in an accounting position and/or actively working toward an accounting designation program. Experience with Simply Accounting would be an asset along with strong Microsoft Excel skills and strong organizational skills; ability to work independently and communicate well with others. A current criminal record / vulnerable sector check. Deadline for applications: March 14th, 2013

Casual Support Workers These are casual positions and hours are, as needed, working in our Supported Group Living program in either Arnprior and/or Renfrew. Hours include days, evenings, overnights and weekends. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: personal care, dispense medication, supporting individuals and teaching /encouraging life skills, driving association vehicles, prepare and cook meals, cleaning of home and yard work, respecting privacy and rights, maintaining conďŹ dentiality, responding to emergency/crisis situations and completing essential paperwork. QualiďŹ cations: A Secondary School Diploma, valid First Aid/CPR certiďŹ cation, valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, current criminal record / vulnerable sector check and drivers abstract report. Good communication skills and previous experience working with people with developmental disabilities. Deadline for applications: March 21st, 2013

Summer Students-Day Camp Leaders

Those special years will not return, Back when we were all together, But with the love within our hearts, You will walk with us forever.

Three years later, Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still always on our mind, If only life was like a movie, We would press pause and then rewind. We would play back our favourite moments, For each of us has one we miss, Well, actually, not just one, The sweet memories are endless. With each passing hour, We miss you more and more, You arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t and wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever be forgotten, We can promise that for sure. We love you Grandma! Now and always,

Community Living Renfrew County South is a charitable non-proďŹ t organization that is committed to â&#x20AC;&#x153;working with others to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilitiesâ&#x20AC;?.

DeLaval Route Salesperson


Our lives go on without you, But nothing is the same, We have to hide our heartaches, When someone speaks your name.

Community Living Renfrew County South


D.A. Bielaskie and Son Ltd is a dealer for DeLaval, a leader in the agriculture industry and a well established dairy equipment company has an opening for an Aftermarket Route Salesperson/Driver. This is a great position that offers hands on experience with potential to grow your career and income. We are looking for a dynamic, sales-minded individual to sell dairy supplies. You should possess the skills and personality to be able to cold call new dairy customers. Excellent communication skills, high-energy, a can-do attitude, strong organizational skills and computer literacy. Heavy lifting is necessary and having a Class G or greater license. A complete pay and benefit package is offered that includes health and dental insurance, paid time off and more. The sky is your limit to your earning potential â&#x20AC;&#x201C; base plus commission. If you enjoy seeing the countryside and meeting new people, please send us your resume today. Send to: D.A. Bielaskie and Son Ltd 448 Waterview Road, Cobden, On, K0J1K0 Or email to:


Dear Grandma,



In Loving Memory of

Loving remembered & sadly missed Cayla, Pius; Family & Friends

Hypernetics, a division of Plaintree Systems Inc Attention: Human Resources 10 Didak Drive Arnprior, Ontario K7S 0C3 Fax: 613-623-4647

0LEASERESPECTFULLY NOPETS NOSMOKERS Campbell View & Campbell Place, Robert Street, Arnprior


Hypernetics offers excellent benefits, working conditions and hours, in a modern facility located in Arnprior. Please submit your resume to:




GaĂŤtanne â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gayeâ&#x20AC;? Grandmaison May 21st, 1943 - March 3, 2010

We are looking for skilled ASSEMBLERS with experience in soldering and microscope assembly.



with your Tax Return?


47 McGarry Ave Renfrew

Hypernetics, a manufacturer of precision electromechanical devices has openings in manufacturing.

NEED HELP Tax Return E-Filed


Sadly missed, Betty CLR418258


613-831-3445 613-257-8629

Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear Fond memories linger everyday Remembrance keeps him near

With love, Jack & Family

Cut, split, and delivery available.

3 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 baths, 2 appliances, unďŹ nished basement, one parking spot. $1058 per month plus utilities.

In loving memory of my loving husband George who passed away March 4, 2009



KANATA Available Immediately

George G. Eady

who passed away on February 28, 2009 Those we love are never really lost to us -we feel them in so many special waysthrough friends they always cared about and dreams they left behind, in beauty that they added to our days . . . in words of wisdom we still carry with us and memories that never will be gone . . . Those we love are never really lost to us-For everywhere their special love lives on.

Valley Irish Show & Meal, Sunday March 3rd 1:30 p.m. Cobden Agricultural Hall. Gail Gavan, The Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Kyle Felhaver plus The Enright Family. MC - Dai Bassett. $14.00 Advanced Show Tickets, $18.00 at The Door. Ham & Scallop Potato Supper following show. $11.00 by advanced ticket only. Tickets Available at Dahlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Convenience Renfrew & Rooneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gas Station

Ralph and family

In loving memory of



Lillian Quast

Greatly missed and loved forever Always thinking of you.



In memory of IN MEMORIAM In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and friend RONALD MILLER 1934 - 2012 Who passed away one year ago on February 22, 2012






Email: Fax: (613) 432-1140 Mail: P.O. Box 705 Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4H2

These positions would begin in mid June and continue through to the end of August, with a work week of 35 to 40 hours. Positions are available in Arnprior and Renfrew. These positions are supported through Government initiative programs and have eligibility requirements which include full time schooling attendance for the current year with plans to return to full time school in the fall. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: supporting youth and children, planning of activities, such as crafts, games, songs, water activities and trips. Working outdoors, participating in sporting events and drive association vehicles. Handling and reconciling petty cash, enrollment fees and receipts. Dispense medication and provide personal care. Abide by company policies and maintain a positive image in the community. QualiďŹ cations: A Secondary School Diploma. College/university students enrolled in a social service ďŹ eld and experience working with people with developmental disabilities are an asset. Valid First Aid/CPR certiďŹ cation, valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, current criminal record / vulnerable sector check and drivers abstract report. Good communication skills. Deadline for applications: March 31st, 2013

Volunteers There are various opportunities for hours and activities. If you are interested in volunteering, please ďŹ ll out a volunteer application form to indicate what your availability and interests are. Applications are available at our ofďŹ ces. Community Living Renfrew County South is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest however only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Applications are available at our ofďŹ ces or visit

Please mail, email or fax your application and resume to: Community Living Renfrew County South P.O Box 683, 326 Raglan St. South Renfrew, ON K7V 4E7 Attention: Human Resources Fax (613) 432-9465


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

With support of the Eastern Ontario Development Program, McCreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Climate Care is looking to hire 2 youth interns for service and installaon of heang and cooling equipment, installaon of geothermal heat pumps, migaon of radon gases.


Candidates will have opportunity to learn several areas of our industry. Candidates must have minimum grade 12 and preferably post secondary program also. Candidates must be under 30 years of age with a clean driving record and criminal check.





Please send resume to

NORRIS, Frank Graham â&#x20AC;&#x201C; promoted to the loving arms of his Lord & Saviour at the Ottawa General Hospital on Monday, February 25th, 2013 in his 87th year. Cherished husband of Evelyn Norris (nee Russell) of Renfrew, formerly Simcoe. Loving father & grandfather of David & Joan Norris of Coburg, their daughters Melinda & Melanie Norris; Ruth & Tom Powell of Renfrew, her son Russell Banks and the late Barbara Rodobolski (1990), her children Mark, Matthew & Christa. Lovingly remembered by Evelynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother Gordon & June Russell of Florida. Predeceased by his parents, the late Lucy & Cyril Norris and by his brother Alexander. Friends are invited to share their memories of Frank with his family at the JASON SMITH FUNERAL CHAPEL, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe N3Y 3R3 for visitation on Friday, March 1st, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home going service will be held from Emmanuel Bible Church, 24 Churchill Circle, Simcoe on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steve Faulkner officiating. Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe. Those wishing to donate in Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory are asked to consider the Gideon Bible Society or Emmanuel Bible Church, Simcoe. Personal online condolences at (519) 426-0199 CLR NORRIS, Frank Graham HELP WANTED


We are seeking a full time Controller to manage all company accounting and information technology. The individual will be a team player, be able to work to strict deadlines and have good problem solving skills. For details and to apply on line, please visit:



The positions involve selling produce at our Farm Market Stands throughout the Ottawa Valley. Applicants should be college/university age or older and in good physical health as physical labour is required. Visit our website for more information and to find our application form. Email a completed application form and resume to or mail to: McGregorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Produce, 351 Lochwinnoch Rd. Braeside, ON, K0A 1G0. **Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter

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. The Deputy Clerk is a senior management position responsible for providing administrative support to Committees and Council (including attendance at in-camera meetings & public hearings). Reporting directly to the CAO/Clerk, this position coordinates the overall secretariat functions of Council and committees of Council (e.g. - assembly of agendas, minutes and follow up correspondence); providing advice on municipal legislation, by-laws and policies; overseeing and administering the responsibilities of the records management system, MFIPPA, licensing, vital statistics and assists with municipal elections. The Deputy /Clerk will work with various committees of the municipality; prepare reports, policies and correspondence. In addition, performs the statutory and legislated duties of the CAO/Clerk in his/her absence. â&#x20AC;˘ Qualifications/Skills: As an ideal candidate you possess Successful completion of a Community College Diploma in Business Studies, Public Administration or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum five (5) years progressively responsible administrative experience at a senior level within a municipal setting or other governmental agency. AMCT/CMO designation or ability to obtain through professional municipal organizations. A broad knowledge of the legislative process of Government legislation, with knowledge of specific Provincial Acts (e.g. Municipal Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Municipal Elections Act, Planning Act, Ontarians with Disabilities Act, etc.). Knowledge of municipal organizations, including political and organizational structure. Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management and accountability, and flexibility/adaptability. A Computer literacy utilizing MS Office and Corel software applications, as well as proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and Vadim software applications. Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills to deal with the public and for all levels of municipal staff and members of Council on sensitive and confidential matters. Time management and organizational skills to meet rigid deadlines on a regular basis. The ability to take minutes and interpret political decisions accurately in a local Government environment at the Committee and Council level. Leadership skills to lead group-based projects. The ability to work outside regular business hours as required.


The Town of Arnprior invites students to apply for summer student positions in the following disciplines: r-JCSBSZ4FSWJDFT r1BSLT 3FDSFBUJPOBOE$VMUVSBM4FSWJDFT r"ENJOJTUSBUJWF4FSWJDFT r'JOBODFBOE"DDPVOUJOH r&OHJOFFSJOHBOE&OWJSPONFOUBM4DJFODF r1VCMJD8PSLT


Want to earn a competitive summer salary, stay in shape and enjoy the fresh air? Do you like working with the public? Join our 6th generation family farm team and enjoy the benefits gained from the production of locally-grown fruits and vegetables. MCGREGORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PRODUCE is currently hiring staff for the summer of 2013.

Township of McNab-Braeside EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Deputy/Clerk

2013 Summer Student Employment Opportunities




Local recently retired female willing to share expenses in your home. Another female is a must. References available. Centretown preferred. Call 613-570-0272

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



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The Township offers a competitive compensation package based on qualifications and experience. The current 2013 salary range for this position is $64,732 - $75,380. The position is based on a 35 hour week and occasionally involves evening meetings. A complete position description is available by contacting the Municipal Office or by visiting the municipal website at

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Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae and cover letter marked CONFIDENTIAL and quoting File No. 13-02, no later than 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 outlining how their education and past experience makes them a suitable candidate for this position Noreen C. Mellema, CMO CAO/Clerk Township of McNab/Braeside 2508 Russett Drive, R R #2 Arnprior, ON K7S 3G8 We thank all candidates in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information collected is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be retained under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and shall only be used for candidate selection purposes and determining illegibility for employment



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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, 613-432-6689 E-mail: The Mercury community calendar is a free public service for not-for-profit groups. The deadline for submissions is noon Friday. Include a daytime contact name and phone number for clarification.

FEB. 28 First-time Renfrew Minor Baseball Association indoor four-week spring training camp starts Feb. 28. Email pca. for more information.

MARCH 1 Renfrew’s celebration of the World Day of Prayer will take place at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Argyle Street. Join with Christians in more than 170 countries and 2,000 communities in Canada as they learn how the women of France act upon the theme I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me. TGIF beef stew dinner, 5:30 p.m. at the AFAC Wing, $12. Boot Hill Saints on stage at 7 p.m. Enjoy dinner and dance the night away.

MARCH 2 Annual Leprechaun Trivia Night, 8 p.m. at the Cobden Agricultural Hall. Fun for all ages. Teams of 4-6 people, $60 per team. Prizes. Fundraiser for Cobden Fair and Cobden Agricultural Society. Contact Lorraine at 613-646-2941 or St. Patrick’s Concert and Dance at the Renfrew Legion from 7 to 11 p.m., Cost $10. Entertainment by the Enright Family, Harko Wasing, Countrymen and Barry Martin and Country Favourites. Fundraiser for Renfrew and Area Seniors Home Support. Light lunch. Tickets at the door, or reserve by calling 613-432-7691. Ha Ha for Hospice at Shooter’s in Calabogie at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $25 at Shooter’s, Aikenhead’s, Hospice Renfrew and Jo-Anne Dowdall-Brown at 613-432-8080. Sponsored by Dr. Stephanie Langlois. Silent action and 50-50 draw. Dinner available before the show.

MARCH 3 The March Valley Singles Lunch will be held at the Superior Restaurant in Almonte at 1 p.m. (not 12:30 p.m.). For

info contact Fay at 613-2568117 or Johanna at 613-4327622.

Old time music and dance followed by a light lunch. Admission $6.


Care and feeding of livestock workshop at Barr Line Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $20 registration includes lunch. Contact Bob Dobson at 613-646-2488 or email bdobson@renc.igs. net, or call Lauretta Rice at 613-649-8211. Sponsored by Renfrew County National Farmers Union and Renfrew county Agricultural Leadership Fund.

Champlain Seniors (55+) floor shuffleboard (no experience necessary) and euchre every Tuesday 1 p.m. at the Wing. New players welcome. Pot luck on March 5 at noon. Yearly membership $5. Call Sandra Green 613-432-4954 or Marg Crozier 613-432-2560.

MARCH 6 RVH - Call to Action jockey clothing fundraiser, GEM Hall at Groves Park Lodge, 6 p.m.Call Deb McGregor at 613-433-2754 or Diana Frieiag at RVH 613-432-4851, ext. 276 for more information.

MARCH 8 Renfrew Freemasons luncheon 12 noon at Rocky Mountain House Restaurant. Gentlemen interested in learning about freemasonry are invited to join us. Wives and girlfriends are welcome. For more information, contact Barry Sansom at 613-433-9038. Renfrew Legion Branch 148 ladies auxiliary soup and sandwich, $4 plus $1 for dessert. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MARCH 9 Comedy for Paws! Raise the Woof is a stand-up comedy event that works with animal shelters and rescue groups to get much needed funds. They will be performing at the AFAC Wing in Renfrew to support Valley Animal Rescue. Tickets $20 a person and can be purchased at Mill Music, Pet Valu Renfrew, or House of Crafts in Pembroke. Visit or www. The St. Patty’s Spiel will be held at the Renfrew Curling Rink on March 9 with green beer, Irish laughter, two games of curling and lots of good food. Contact Cedric Wright at 613-433-3263. Games day at AdmastonBromley Public Library in Douglas. Kids ages six and up invited to play board games and Wii games from 10 a.m. to noon. Call Jane, 613-6492576. RCFA dance at Renfrew Legion from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Renfrew Minor Baseball registration 9 a.m. to noon at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre.

MARCH 10 Breakfast at the DACA Centre from 8 to 11 a.m. Toasted bagel with tomato, ham, fried egg, cheese, lettuce, deep fried tators and beverages. Adults $7, kids $5. Call 613649-2610 for more information.

MARCH 12 Spaghetti supper fundraiser at Groves Park Lodge from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost $9 per person that includes spaghetti dinner, garlic roll, salad, dessert, tea or coffee. For take-out orders call 613-432-5823. All proceeds to Residents Fund.

MARCH 13 Admaston-Bromley Public Library is having a St. Patrick’s Day Party at the library in Douglas from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Crafts, games, stories and refreshments. Children ages 4 to 10. Call 613-649-2576 or visit Facebook page. Learn how to knit a lacy swirly scarf. You supply the yarn and long No. 5 needles. Eganville Seniors Centre, starts at 11 a.m. Cost $2. Register ahead. Call 613-628-2354.

MARCH 14 The Renfrew Silver Seniors are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Renfrew Legion with music by Dennis Harrington and Friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Irish stew will be served at 4 p.m. Tickets available from Pat 613-649-2756.

rechauns welcome. To book your float/hoofer and for parade instruction contact the Douglas Lions Club 613-6492689 or Preston at 613-6492378 prestoncull@sympatico. ca or Robert at Lions Club chip wagon at the Douglas Tavern and 4-H food booth at the Douglas recreation building by the rink. Parade lineup starts at 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s School. Irish Ceilidh (concert) by Art Jamieson outside the Douglas Tavern at 4:30 p.m.; Irish music at the rec building by Guy Jamieson and Friends at 5 p.m. Blood donor clinic in the Cobden Agricultural Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To book a donation time, please call 1-888-2DONATE. Boot Hill Saints makes its AFAC Wing Lounge debut from 7 to 11 p.m.

MARCH 16 Stew and chili supper sponsored by the Arnprior Chapter, Order of The Eastern Star, 5:30 p.m. at the Masonic Hal, 31 James St., Arnprior. Cost $8. For details or tickets call Betty Jones at 613-256-3388 or Susan King 613-257-7745. Tickets also available at the door. St. Patrick’s Day at the DACA Centre from noon to 6 p.m. Fiddlers, singers, stepdancers, Guest stars the Ryans, Two Paddys, Guy Jamieson and Company, emcee Dai Bassett. Irish stew will be served all day.

MARCH 17 Renfrew County Fiddlers will be playing at Finnigan’s on St. Patrick’s Day from 2 to 6 p.m. Enjoy Irish music, dance, food and green beer. St. Patrick’s Day 5 km Fun Run for Special Olympics. Runners and walkers welcome. Adults $20 students $15. Registration at 9 a.m. Run begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Renfrew. For more information, to preregister or volunteer please contact Valley Source for Sports 613-432-9333. Come out and be part of a “green scene.”

MARCH 15 Douglas second annual St. Patrick’s Parade Friday at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Douglas Lions Club. Floats and lep-

Irish stew supper at Glasgow United Church, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Freewill donation at the door. Call 613-432-6092.


On Calabogie Lake Steve Wall keeps a close watch on his hole during the 12th annual Jamie Wright Memorial Fish Derby. In photo top right, derby participants are friend Darby Songolo, front right, Sally Wright, centre, and Wright family members from front left, Ryle Friske, Greg Lewis and Kaytie Friske.



The Renfrew County Diabetes Education Program is again partnering with winter walking programs in the region to offer blood pressure assessments, blood sugar assessments and diabetes risk. The session is at Cobden and District Public School from 5 to 7 p.m.

Fashion show at Renfrew Golf Club sponsored by ladies division in aid of Wings of Phoenix. Social hour 6 to 7 p.m. Coffee, tea, appetizers $12 per person. Tickets at Colleen’s Closet, Brides and Blooms, the pro shop, or call Susan Ringrose at 613-4327405.



Renfrew Legion Branch 148 ladies auxiliary soup and sandwich, $4 plus $1 for dessert. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support is in need of Friendly Visitors. If you enjoy meeting new people and have an hour or two a week, call 613-432-7691.

Yard sale at the Air Force Wing in Renfrew, 164 Argyle St. S. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables or space rentals $12 each. Everyone welcome. Call early to reserve at 613-4324485.

The Renfrew Recreation Centre gymnasium is open for a parent/tot drop-in program from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays in February and March. No cost to attend.

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