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St. Pat’s parade Friday COMMUNITY
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The end of the rainbow leads to INSIDE Douglas this FriINSIDE day, March 11. The fifth annual Douglas St. Patrick’s Day parade sponsored by the Lions Club is set for 7 p.m. with a storm date of Saturday, March 12 at noon. “We are 300 people and our little town swells 10fold. It’s a pretty special place,” said one of the organizers Bill McHale. REGION REGION There will be plenty of Irish entertainment with an Irish Ceilidh by Art Jamieson outside the Douglas Tavern at 4:30 p.m. and Guy Jamieson will be performing outside the recreation building at 5 p.m. The parade starts lining up at 3 p.m. at St. Michael’s School with .COM the opening ceremonies starting at 6:30 p.m.
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Olympian effort Renfrew Collegiate Institute (RCI) Special Olympic athlete Danielle Dagenais has a huge smile on her face as she shoots the ball high into the air. The Special Olympics High School basketball championships were held at RCI on March 7 with the winners heading to provincials.
Property taxes in Horton Township are on the rise, mostly due to the high Ontario Provincial Police costs (OPP). Council approved the 2016 township budget with a required tax levy of $2,075,975 at its March 1 meeting. The tax increase for an average residential home ($221,000) will be 5.51 per cent or $61 more compared to last year. As well this levy, the increase does not include the education or county tax portions. Of the municipal increase, 4.8 per cent is to cover the rising OPP cost. “I am disappointed we had to come in at 5.51 per cent because of the OPP cost,” said Mayor Robert Kingsbury. “I had hoped we would keep it at the rate of inflation and with the OPP cost it was over.” In 2015 under the new OPP funding formula, policing cost the township $329,059 and in 2016 it will cost $421,170. “Throughout budget deliberations, departments within the township strived to find savings to help offset the OPP increases,” explained treasurer Jennifer Barr. See BUDGET, Page 2
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Top citizen Arleigh Prince received a certificate of recognition from the Ontario Community Newspaper Association for her nomination for a 2015 Ontario Junior Citizen Award. Prince is very active in the community and has held a number of fundraisers in support of the Renfrew and District Food Bank. She is planning another youth dance and a garage sale to help raise funds.
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Budget includes Thompson Road completion Some of Horton’s 2016 capital projects to be completed this year include replacing the township entrance sign, work on the boat launch including the pump house/ washroom, well work at the fire hall and a dry hydrant, at the community hall a roll down door/in-floor heating, and continuation of the roads gravel program and completing work on Thompson Road. “It’s time that road was completed,” said Kingsbury. “We are hoping to finish that this year, I think it’s very important that road be completed.” This year the township will be putting $219,953 into its reserves. “We continue to set funds aside in reserves for future infrastructure replacement,” said Barr. The reserve balance has grown from $603,765 in 2010 to a forecasted balance of $1,353,813 in 2016. This budget will also see the township pay down more of its
debt. At the end of the year the debt will be $390,730, which is a reduction of $491,108 since 2010. Since 2010 the recreation committee has raised $116,465 towards to recreation debt, which is forecasted to be $149,216 for 2016. HOSPICE DONATION
Council approved a sponsorship request from the 2016 Hike for Hospice committee for $250, which is the bronze level. This level will give the township advertising on a large banner at the event and it will be recognized at the event website. Deputy Mayor Robert Johnston made a motion to have the donation request increased to $500, but that was defeated. The Hike for Hospice will take place at Ma-Te-Way Park on May. 1. JOINT COLLECTION
Horton council agreed to enter
into a joint tendering process for curbside garbage and recycling collection with the towns of Arnprior and Renfrew and the Township of McNab-Braeside. Coun. Dave Bennett supported the motion to start the discussion. “We owe it to the rate payers to explore this if there is an financial benefits. It boils down to dollars and cents,” said Bennett. Deputy Mayor Robert Johnston wanted to stick with the current provider. “Haven’t we had a good history with Beaumen’s,” Johnston asked his council colleagues. “I think we would be far better off sticking with them. My number one choice is to stick with them.” Public works manager Janet Collins said this is a chance to sit with others and look for cost savings. However, Beaumen’s has said it will still be the lower tender. The motion passed on a 3-2 vote and it was opposed by Coun. Glen Campbell and Johnston.
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On Sunday, March 13, the Horton Community Centre will hold a St. Patrick’s Party from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dai Bassett will provide the entertainment and the centre’s renowned Potato Bar will be serving baked potatoes with all the fixins. The cost is $10 a person.
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Horton Fire Department forces retirement home to close Coun. Jamey Larone. a 12-hour fire watch was implemented. was key. “There has been additional time In a brief phone interview after the “It can’t be easy to make that decimeeting, the Autumn Leaves owner sion. All in all you have the regulation spent there. “That truck was there on stand-by Autumn Leaves Lodge has been shut down due to says the threat-to-life notice was strictly to follow and that’s what you have to and it was not available if another fire do,” said Campbell. safety concerns, Horton council officially learned at their opinion. Corbin also presented council with had happened.” its meeting on March 1. Council approved a motion to invoice a detailed invoice for the department’s “This has been going on since 2014. We have been NO COMMENT: OWNER Autumn Leaves for the direct cost of service during the fire watch. there several times and he (owner Ken Chapman) The final price tag came to $6,309, the fire vehicle along with all firefighter has not responded. The last time was even worse,” “We are closed until we can get the Horton Fire chief Randy Corbin told council at the closure lifted … I don’t want to com- including $4,200 for the fire truck that costs and the cost charged by outside agencies (Sunshine Coach moved resiwas required on scene. meeting. ment further on it,” said Chapman. Coun. Dave Bennett made a motion dents). “We decided enough was enough. During the fire watch, the fire departThe direct cost includes what it actuto amend the bill to Autumn Leaves for “We evacuated the residents and found them a bet- ment installed seven new alarms. ter safer place to stay. Until he comes forth it will be “The alarms they had there were to- all direct costs less the hourly rate of ally cost to have the truck on site, for example, the fuel it used. the truck. closed.” tally useless,” said Corbin. Council asked Corbin to work with “He and other staff had been there Coun. Glen Campbell thanked the fire department for keeping council in- several times and the individual did not town staff to come up with a new numSafety concerns formed and the safety of the residents comply with this fire department,” said ber to invoice the company. In his report, Corbin says the fire department was concerned for the 12 residents. “The safety of our residents and ratepayers is always first and foremost in the minds of Horton Fire Department and for those reasons … actions were taken to ensure their safety.” Town Hall – 613-432-4848 • Development & Works – 613-432-8166 Corbin said they had been working with Chapman Recreation Centre – 613-432-3131 • Fire Hall – 613-432-4962 for the last two years to bring the retirement home up to standards. Autumn Leaves sister lodge in Braeside March Break Camp (5-12 years) closed last fall. No official reason was provided. RENFREW POLICE SERVICES BOARD MEETING A week of fun at Ma-te-Way Activity Centre awaits children on their It is unclear if the third site, at Chapman’s home TH week off school! March 14-18 $75.00 WEDNESDAY MARCH 16 2015 on Daillee Road near McNab-Braeside township ofPickleball (Adults) fices, will remain open. TOWN HALL Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of tennis, On Feb. 11 the Horton Fire Department (HFD), BOARD ROOM staff from the Ministry of Community Safety and badminton and table tennis and can be played by 2-4 players on a court. Correctional Services, the Office of the Fire Marshal Thursday in March 8:00am-12:00pm/Fridays 2:30pm-4:30pm No cost THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME and Emergency Management conducted a fire inMosaic Workshop (Adults) spection at the home in the old Horton school. Create a mosaic masterpiece using glass, tile, beads and other interesting Parks and Recreation Department – 2016 Summer Employment As a result of the inspection, the HFD issued an pieces. Participants can choose between a butterfly, wine bottle or house Opportunities for STUDENTS ‘Immediate Threat to Life Notice’. As part of that, number in this session. Tuesdays March 22-April 19 6:00pm-9:00pm $75.00 Tiffany Lepack
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Summer Maintenance Workers (2 Positions) Employment Term: 18 weeks (May – August), 40 hours per week including days, weekends and evenings Program Instructor and Event Leader (2 Positions) Employment Term: 18 weeks (May – August), 25‐35 hours per week including days, weekends and evenings Day Camp Leader (2 Positions) Employment Term: 8‐12 weeks (June – August), 25‐35 hours per week including days, weekends and evenings Tourist Ambassador (2-3 Positions) Employment Term: 8‐16 weeks (May – August), 20‐35 hours per week including days, weekends and evenings More information about these positions can be found at www.town. renfrew.on.ca under Notices. Submit a Resume to the attention of Kevin Hill, Recreation Director, clearly stating the position you are applying for in one of the following ways: In Person: Renfrew Recreation Centre 67 Argyle Street Renfrew, ON By Mail: 127 Raglan Street S. Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P8 By Fax: 613 432‐5963 By Email: email@example.com Application Deadline: Wednesday March 16, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m. We thank all applicants for their interest ‐ only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Town of Renfrew is an equal opportunity employer and all information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection. The Town of Renfrew will attempt to provide reasonable accommodation for a known disability for an applicant or employee if requested. Arena/Ice Rentals Did you know you can rent the ice surface for private use? Rates for minors start at $114.00 per hour. Ice rentals are available until the end of March. To confirm availability contact Randy Pender at 613 433-4286.
Recreational Gymnastics (6 years-teens) Age specific sessions, 50 minute classes will have children moving more and learning the basics of gymnastics. Wednesdays March 23-May 25 5:00pm-8:50pm $100.00 Creative Drama (7-12 years) Learn different facets of theatre during this program. Build self confidence and team building skills too! Saturdays March 26-May 28 10:30am-12:00pm $80.00 Program rates listed are for residents of Renfrew, Horton, Admaston, Bromley, Greater Madawaska, McNab, Braeside. Residents of other townships will be charged the listed rates plus a 50% surcharge. Registration for Summer 2016 Camps and Programs Registration will begin at noon on March 16, 2016. You can find detailed information about programs at www.bookking.ca/renfrewpub/index. asp or on the Town of Renfrew website under the Recreation Program and Facility Booking Icon. On this site you can register an account to be utilized for program registration or facility bookings. If you are not comfortable registering online or are having difficulties with the program please contact recreation staff at 613 432-3131 for assistance or more information. Canada Day 2016 The Parks and Recreation Department wants to hear from you! Send you ideas, comments and suggestions for Canada Day 2016 in Renfrew by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jo-anne Caldwell at 613 432-3131. Find us on Facebook! Look for “Renfrew Parks and Recreation” on facebook and stay up to date with recreation activities and events Renfrew County Fiddlers Are you a musician? Young or old, just starting out or been playing for years – Renfrew County Fiddlers wants to hear from you! Join the group at their monthly meeting at the Recreation Centre on Wednesday March 16 7:00pm-8:30 to find out how you can play at their next show. Contact Mary Wright at 613 432-1243 for more information.
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St. Joe’s ranks in the top 20 in province Tiffany Lepack
The Jaguars have something of which to be very proud. The Fraser Institute annual school rankings were released at the end of February and St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Renfrew was ranked 16th in Ontario. This is slightly down from the seventh-place ranking the school received last year, but it is something to be very proud of, according to the school’s principal. “It’s very nice to be recognized for our achievements,” said Brennan Trainor. “It’s great for our staff who go above and beyond to be recognized.” Trainor doesn’t think the rankings are necessarily needed because at the school they know what is most important. “Our students’ success is the most important thing, always,” said Trainor. “I attribute it to an all-team approach of all of our staff working together towards every individual student achieving success. That’s 100 per cent what it is all about.” The rankings are based on the provincial math and literacy tests, both of which the school ranks at near perfection. For the Grade 9 academic math tests ,100 per cent of the students are at the provincial standard or higher.
In the applied Grade 9 math results, 96 per cent of the students are at the provincial standard or higher. “This is very rare,” said Trainor. “It is a significant accomplishment for our numeracy staff and students.” St. Joseph’s has 520 students in grades 8 to 12 and of that 34 per cent are identified as students with special needs. Trainor is very proud they are ensuring all students are doing their best. “We work very hard to make sure they succeed as well,” said Trainor. Renfrew Collegiate Institute and Opeongo High School were tied in the rankings sitting at 558th in the province out of 627 high schools. For elementary schools, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School was ranked 445th out of 3,037 schools, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School was 721, Queen Elizabeth Public School ranked 1,549, Central Public School came in at 2,134 and Admaston Township Public School was ranked 2,419. Many educators take issue with the relevancy of the rankings, arguing that they don’t take into account local differences and other educational factors.
Students exercise their minds Destination Imagination (DI) is a program designed to teach students the creative process, from imagination to innovation. The Eastern Ontario Regional Tournament was held March 5 at Arnprior District High School. Central Public School had several teams in the contest. One of the groups displays the vehicle they created. Clockwise from left are Riley Fielding, Will Howard, Connor Buffam, Maya O’Ryan and RJ Vasquez-Acres.
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McNab-Braeside Township urges city to hire more paramedics John Carter
The pressure being put on ambulance service in the Arnprior-Renfrew area by the rising demand in Ottawa isn’t sitting well with McNab-Braeside council. Council unanimously passed a motion Feb. 22 urging that the City of Ottawa be pressured to hire more paramedics so it will quit taking ambulances away from Renfrew County. The motion, proposed by Coun. Scott Brum, is in response to increased demand in Ottawa that is seeing more and more Renfrew County ambulances being called upon to respond to cases in the city. That can result in longer response times for Arnprior, McNab-Braeside and even Renfrew area residents, and possibly no ambulance service at all in some circumstances. Adding to the concern in Renfrew County and other neighbours of the city is a decision by Ottawa to no longer pay when outside ambulances respond to calls within its borders. The McNab-Braeside motion was a late addition to the agenda of the council meeting rescheduled for Feb. 22 after being cancelled Feb. 16. Seconded by Coun. Heather Lang, the motion states that:
• whereas the hiring freeze in the City of Ottawa paramedic system is affecting the response times of our ambulance services in Renfrew County; • whereas in Renfrew County paramedics said they are feeling the impact of the change; • whereas it has been noticed that long wait times are occurring for our local residents to be transported in an emergency situation; • whereas by Ontario law, units from the County’s paramedic service must respond to emergency calls if they are closest; • whereas Renfrew County paramedic Chief Michael Nolan has advised, “It leaves us significantly short in our own communities when we’re responding into
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sides, and other interested parties, to address the situation. The demand for more ambulance service in downtown Ottawa is also raising concerns about lack of service in the rural areas of Ottawa, including West Carleton. West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry called on the city last week to hire 12 new paramedics and buy four ambulances after the Arnprior Chronicle-Guide and West Carleton Review had reported that rural areas of the city were being left uncovered. El-Chantiry noted that the city’s rural paramedics are often called into the city’s core where the bulk of emergency calls come from, leaving the surrounding municipalities to respond to rural calls for service.
the City of Ottawa”; • whereas pulling back of emergency services resources in the City of Ottawa is affecting our township as their neighbours to be the responding agency; • therefore, be it resolved that the City of Ottawa be petitioned to expedite hiring the required paramedics to alleviate the burden being placed on the County of Renfrew paramedic services. Council will circulate the motion to the City of Ottawa, all municipalities in Renfrew County and the provincial and federal ministries of health for support. Renfrew County council has already expressed concern about how losing ambulances to calls in the city for hours on end is making its residents vulnerable. It has asked for a meeting for the two
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MP criticized for using dead soldier’s image to raise campaign funds in return for hams Derek Dunn
Cheryl Gallant has again angered military veterans and their supporters, this time on two separate occasions. One is a fundraiser that uses the image of a dead soldier to sell Easter hams. The second is when she lambasted a Liberal MP, who is a veteran, on Parliament Hill for not wearing a red top. On March 2 the MP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke sent out an email with the subject line ‘Terrorists in our midst’ all in capital letters. The text didn’t explain the whereabouts or even the existence of the terrorists. But that isn’t what has many members of the military so upset. Rather it is Gallant’s use of a photo of Nathan Cirillo, the corporal murdered while standing guard at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in 2014. The email says the immigration
minister is fast tracking refugees and revoking a law that strips Canadian citizenship from convicted terrorists. Gallant, who always erroneously writes Liberal with a lowercased ‘l’ asked, “Is the liberal party afraid of alienating tens of thousands of new voters with the threat of deportation if any are convicted of terrorist activity?” DONATION LINK
At the end is a link to a site where people can donate to the local Conservative riding association in exchange for a ham. “I don¹t appreciate the fact that the image of my fallen brother is being used as a sales pitch for Easter hams,” said Jeff Lehoux, a retired military member and former Liberal candidate in the riding. “It looks like the Conservatives didn¹t learn anything from the last election. The politics of cynicism and fear don¹t work anymore. Obvi-
ously it hasn’t worked out for them.” Lehoux, who lost to Gallant in the last election, said there is a “racial” element to the email; linking refugees to Islamic terrorists is wrong, he said. As for the lack of proof for the subject line, Lehoux said most constituents have grown numb to Gallant¹s rhetoric. The issue has resulted in 10,000 hits on his Facebook account, and earned the ire of NDP MP Charlie Angus who said, “I guess I shouldn’t be shocked by the latest antics of Cheryl Gallant, but this one is really distasteful. The tragedy that occurred at the War Memorial should stand for something more than a politician trying to cash in with ham sales for the political pork barrel. Shameful.” Meanwhile, another incident involving Gallant garnered 30,000 hits on Lehoux¹s page. On Feb. 19, she stood in the House of Commons and shouted at Liberal MP Karen McCrimmon for not wear-
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It referred to the first email, not as “Terrorists among us” but as “Loyalty is what makes good citizens,” although it did use all capital letters. The second email was signed by a staffer, Chris Brown, who said, “Cheryl and I are pleased to let you know that a donation will be made to the Stand on Guard Fund in support of the families of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent
and Corporal Nathan Cirillo.” Gallant has a long record of gaffes over her lengthy time in office. During the most recent election campaign, she chastised Lehoux for attending a ceremony for fallen soldiers. He said she was the one campaigning at the event; he was attending as a veteran. D.W. Antler is another military vet who had a “visceral, emotional reaction” to Gallant¹s fundraising email. On his blog ‘The Smell Test’, he derided her as morally bankrupt and proof of the “creeping fascism that has infected the Canadian Conservative Party.” In a phone interview, Antler said the military is now seen as nothing more than a wing of the Conservative Party. “We have a big problem in the military. Politicians drape themselves in the flag for partisan gain, and make it look like the military is an element of the Conservative Party and not here to defend all Canadians.”
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ing a red shirt on Friday, a campaign some supporters of military families promote. McCrimmon, of the neighbouring Kanata-Carleton riding, did two tours of Afghanistan, is the first female navigator and first female commander of an air squadron. Gallant did not return multiple requests for an interview. Her office issued a March 4 email thanking those who “responded² to the fundraiser.
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Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services (LRHCS) is a fully accredited organization representing Lanark Community Programs, the North Lanark Community Health Centre and the Whitewater-Bromley Community Health Centre. LRHCS is a vibrant organization which oversees the provision of a broad range of services, including primary care, health promotion, mental health, peer support, and developmental services, in support of the health and well-being of members of our rural communities.
Tender forms available at: Municipal Office at 2253 Johnston Road or on the Townships website at www.hortontownship.ca
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We require Board Members who have a strong desire and commitment to improve the health and well-being for all members of our community, and especially for those who experience health inequities. As well as positions on the Board, LRHCS welcomes a diverse range of community members to sit on one of the Standing Committees which report to the Board.
Surplus Item #1: 1972 Michigan-Clark 45C Loader The Township has placed a $5,000.00 reserve bid on this item.
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PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE You are invited to an Open House to be held in the Horton Council Chambers on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to review and comment on a proposed policy for “Developer Upgrade of Municipal Infrastructure” The policy, if implemented, will affect new severances within the Township of Horton. A fee for road improvements is being considered for severances (consent applications) along with other modifications such as the number and lot size of severances.
Renfrew County Landowners to host meeting on ‘dangers’ of Bill 100 Staff
The Renfrew County chapter of the Ontario Landowners Association is hosting a public meeting this Friday, March 11 in Renfrew on its controversial opposition to provincial bills 100 and 118. Landowner groups around the province have been speaking out again the Ontario Trails Act (Bill 100), claiming it threatens propertyowners rights. However, recreation organizations, including snowmobile groups, have maintained that the concern is overblown.
At Friday’s meeting at the RCAF Wing at 7 p.m., Ontario Landowners Association researcher Elizabeth Marshall will speak on the “dangers” of Bill 100 and Bill 118, the Great Lakes Shoreline Right of Passage. She will also speak at a similar session in Almonte Saturday, March 12. She insists the two bills that are about to be passed in the Ontario Legislature “may seriously affect our private property rights …. here in Renfrew County.” She will share advice on how landowners can safely allow recreation clubs to cross their property without
losing their rights. She will also explain what the Great Lakes legislation could mean to Renfrew County residents. Also speaking at the meeting will be a member of the Canadian Justice Review Board. A release by Renfrew-PembrokeNipissing Landowners Association president Donna Burns announcing the meeting explains that the Ontario Trails Act (Bill 100) has major issues of concern that involve recreation trails that private property owners have allowed for years for such uses as snowmobiling, atving hiking, walking and horse-riding.
Stay clear of dangerous waterways over March break
If you are planning to enjoy the outdoors over March break, please remind your family and friends to stay clear of the areas near dams and generating stations. “March break is a great time to head outside however, waterways near hydro generating stations are not places for recreation. Take some time to make your family and friends aware of the dangers near hydro generating facilities,” says Mike Martelli, Ontario
Power Generation’s (OPG) president of Renewable Generation and Power Marketing. Water levels and flows near hydro stations can change quickly as stations and dams respond to changing conditions. In areas where ice continues to form, it too can be dangerous as the fluctuating water levels can make ice thin and weak. For more information about water safety and educational resources for kids, visit opg.com/watersafety.
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Making the best of winter
Okay, enough, already. It’s been a crazy winter, weatherwise. For a change, wouldn’t it nice to have a good, old-fashioned winter with snow and cold temperatures on a consistent basis, instead of weather all over the map. Nowadays, we never know what to expect. First, it appeared winter would never arrive. Then it showed up in force. But not just with normal cold temperatures and a decent amount of snow. Oh no. There was a irritating mix of sleet and freezing rain mixed in with icy temperaures (remember the Family Day weekend), then close to record dumps of snow. We have no snow days for most of the winter, then four snow days in less than a week, and just before March break. It’s not the best time to have an unexpected break from school. There was no snowmobiling for most of the early winter, and almost no skiing for weeks, then, boom, plenty of snow. Calabogie Peaks says the white stuff that fell (and fell and fell) last week has given the ski hill the best snow conditions it’s had in years. The great skiing conditions attracted former prime minister Jean Chretien to the hill last Friday. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Ottawa River, U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman and members of his staff enjoyed another winter pursuit in the Ottawa Valley. From all accounts, they had a great time dog sledding in the Bristol area. It goes to show that despite all the complaining about the weather for the last couple of months, this area’s winters can provide major benefits. People take notice when celebrities show up to enjoy the many delights winter brings. The next winter sport to attract a celebrity to the area is the most popular one of all: hockey. The celebrity is not a person, but a thing. The Stanley Cup is coming to Renfrew for a full day of festivities on April 5. Lord Stanley’s visit should go a long way in adding legitimacy to Renfrew’s claim to be the birthplace of the NHA/NHL. It’s by embracing winter sports such as hockey, skiing and even dog sledding that this area can truly become a four-season tourist destination. So hats off to the Peaks, Denis Rozon and his sled dogs, and the NHA/NHL committee for making it attractive for celebrities to visit here. When they come, many others are sure to follow. And we all will benefit.
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New provincial trails act spells trouble for landowners To the Editor:
At first glance, most people will think that there is not much to worry about concerning Bill 100, ‘Supporting Ontario’s Trails Act’, but the Ontario Landowners Association (OLA) has learned the hard way that if you let bad legislation pass, then the only way to fix it is in court rooms at great expense to the individual. Just for information purposes, in this Act, all conditions explained in Section 12, apply only to private property. This is explained in Section 13 where it says, “Section 12 does not apply to any land owned by the Crown or to lands administered under the Conservation Authorities Act, the Public Lands Act or the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006.” I talked to people from the Ontario Trails Council (OTC), the people who want this bill passed, and they told me that there are about 2,500 trails in Ontario that total about 80,000 km, 20,000 km of those are on private property. So here are some of our concerns. If we agree to accept a trail easement on our property, then
Section 12 describes all the eligible nominees or eligible bodies that can potentially share this easement. Under Section 12 (1) there are 13 subsections (a) through (m) describing who can be an eligible body to register the easement. Conservation Authorities, Crown Agencies, Municipalities, and Native and Aboriginal groups are all eligible as well as subsection (k), which mentions entities from the United States. (When talking to Minister Coteau’s office on Friday, they informed me that those entities are Conservation Land Trusts from the U.S.A.). In Section 12 (1) (m), it refers to “any other person or body prescribed by the regulations made under this Act.” None of us can predict what the regulations for this Act will look like, because they will be written in the back rooms by the bureaucrats with no oversight by the public or the property owners, until they become law and one is forced to deal with them in court. Now we move onto Section 12 (2) that describes the eligible body “as one who is acceptable to become a registered owner of an interest in land.”
Section 12 (3) says “an owner of land may grant an easement, with or without covenants, to one or more eligible bodies.” Section 12(4) confirms that eligible bodies can then convey land to other bodies. Section 12(6) says “the eligible body shall register the easement against the land affected in the proper land registry office and, once registered, the easement and any covenants contained in the easement, run with the land against which it is registered.” In Section 12(8) it says that eligible bodies can transfer its rights to another eligible body. Now this is where the property owner must be very careful and put written conditions on the use of the trails. There is nothing in this Act that requires the entities who make an agreement with property owners to fully explain the consequences of signing up for an easement. There is also nothing in this Act that requires a written ‘wet-ink’ signed contract with witnesses to protect the property owner who may not understand the words of the contract. There is nothing in this Act which explains that once the owner has
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agreed to an easement, although they still own the land, they have lost the right to use the land as they want. For any of those who think that you can change an easement, which is a contract, Section 13 makes it very clear when it states, “an eligible body may enforce an easement that is registered on title to the land, including any covenants contained in the easement against the owner of the land and against any subsequent owner of the land, against which it is registered.” The folks from the OTC insist that they are content to continue with the traditional handshake agreements that have served us well in the familiar spirit of community and insist that they do not need a registered easement to continue their trails network. However, nothing in this Act spells out this option clearly. It would seem then, that the only reason to sign an easement would be to help extend control for the Ministry of Natural Resources, Municipalities, Conservation Authorities, and Conservation Land Trusts over private property. Although the OTC has heard
the OLA’s concerns, they say that they would not withdraw their support for the Act because they had worked on it for too long. The OLA favours withdrawal of the Act to allow time for proper review and consultation. If any group comes knocking on your door looking for permission to use your land for their trails, it is in your best interests to have all the details of the agreement and then take that contract to your lawyers and have them confirm that you are protected, before you sign. This bill seriously underestimates the physical, emotional and economic connection that rural people have to their property. This bill by its vagueness and association with different entities has led people to believe that there was an intentional motive to gain permanent access to rural land. One thing for sure, most people on the rural roads know that when you mention Conservation Authorities, Private Property, and Easements in the same Act, nothing good will come of it. Tom Black, President, Ontario Landowners Association
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Prayers from Cuba Major Janice Bishop addresses a large crowd during the Renfrew Salvation Army’s World Day of Prayer service on March 4. Christians in more than 170 countries and in 3,000 communities across Canada gathered to learn about, pray for, and celebrate Cuba.
Turning a negative incident into something positive. That is exactly what an Eganville man has done. Brett Ezra of Sketch TV has completed his first documentary on a fire that destroyed a friend’s home in October 2015. The documentary focuses on a family after they lost their house due to fire. The community supported the father and daughter through a GoFundMe page, which raised $7,000. “There were public misconceptions and people retracted some of the donations. To have his reputation stained … was really disheartening,” said Ezra. “I wanted to do something good and give him a chance to tell his story from his point of view. Ultimately help him raise money to get back into a house for him and his daughter.” Ezra started his Sketch TV YouTube chan-
nel last fall and is slows expanding. He recently started using a green screen. “I’m really happy with it and it’s really fun to use.” He did all of the video/sound production for the 15-minute documentary. “It’s very small but it is growing,” said Ezra. He is planning on making more documentary’s on local legends and people who contributed to the community. “I’m falling into a niche, the documentary aspect makes for a high quality video to watch. I am interested in helping people who have done positive things in the community.” Ezra graduated from the Recording Arts of Canada in 2003 from audio engineering and production, he has also worked in television and has his own CD. To support the families GoFundMe page click here: https://www.gofundme.com/ thenellyfund. To view the full documentary click here: https://www.facebook.com/YoutubeSketchTV/.
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Ontario Works offers tax clinics for low income earners in county Ontario Works participants will need to bring the following information with them: T5007 statement, T4s statement from Canada Pension Plan, Interest T5s from financial institution(s), 2015 rent or property tax receipt, Medical expense receipts, proof of date of birth, 2015 income tax return, and 2015 Notice of Assessment. LOCATIONS
Income tax clinics will be held in the following locations: Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors At Home: Jennifer Stratton – coordinator, 106 McGonigal St. W., Unit A1 Towne Centre, Arnprior, ON K7S 1M4 (613-623-7981); Eganville & District Seniors: Shelley McLeod – coordinator, P.O. Box 244, 30 Bell St., Eganville, ON K0J 1T0 (613-628-2354); Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support: Kareen Rekowski – coordinator, P.O. Box 919, 180 Plaunt St S., Unit 3, Renfrew, ON K7V 4H3 (613-432-7691). Opeongo Seniors Centre (by appointment) Natalie Toppin – co-ordinator, covering Barry’s Bay and Area, 19 Stafford St., Barry’s Bay K0J 1B0. Clients should contact Diane at 613-756-2772, ext 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Because each income tax clinic has different days and hours of operation, it is best to contact the individual host organization for details.
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There are several income tax clinics being offered across Renfrew County as part of a collaboration between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and community organizations such as Ontario Works. The organizations host tax preparation clinics and arrange for CRA-trained volunteers to prepare and e-file income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals. Trained volunteers will assist low to modest income people, including social assistance recipients, to prepare their income tax returns for free. By participating in the clinics and working with the volunteers to file their returns, individuals are more easily able to receive certain benefits and tax credits that they may not otherwise obtain. Income tax returns from previous years can also be completed at these clinics. However, tax returns for 2015 should be filed on or before April 30. Filing after this date may result in a delayed payment. “We are pleased to be working with the CRA to help promote and deliver these clinics that benefit our clients and the residents of Renfrew County,” said Ontario Works manager Laura LePine. “These free tax clinics are open to all County of Renfrew citizens who are in the low to modest income bracket. Ontario Works staff often refer clients to these clinics to have their income tax returns completed in order to maximize credits available to them, such as child and family credits.
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14 The Renfrew Mercury - Thursday, March 10, 2016
St. Patrick’s Douglas DAYS
ST. PATRICK’S DAY ST.PATR TRICK'S
111 Flat Road, RR#1, Dacre, ON
March 12, 2016 • 12noon – 6pm
Admission - $12
Your MC for the day…DAI BASSETT FIDDLES:
Randy Foster & Dennis Harrington Kyle Felhaver & Company Enright/Donohue-Leahy Connection Will & Emma March
The Two Paddys (2:15pm) Bernadette Kelly (4:00pm)
Canteen All Day! Irish Stew
Kyle Felhaver & Friends Jim Beattie
SHOES: Enright/Donohue-Leahy Connection Will & Emma March
FRIDAY, MARCH 11 9PM – 1AM
SATURDAY, MARCH 12 2PM – 1AM
Kyle Felhaver & Friends Jim Beattie Two Pats Neil (Hadrians Wall)
SUNDAY, MARCH 13 2PM – 6PM
THURSDAY, MARCH 17 12PM – 1AM
The Ryans/Kyle Felhaver
Jim Beattie All fiddlers, step dancers & singers welcome
Debenham Brothers Jim Beattie Fridge Full of Empties All fiddlers, step dancers & sings welcome
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NEW! BOARDING HOUSE IN ARNPRIOR
OPEN HOUSE GUIDE
364 MCNAB AVE
1265 GOSHEN ROAD
• Private furnished rooms • Eat In Kitchen with meals included • TV Room • Patio & BBQ area • Garden area • Walk to hospital, park and all area churches
Sunday, March 20th – 2-4PM #402-259 Albert Street,, Arnprior Your Host: Helen Vincent incent 613-432-0058
#402-259 ALBERT ST., ARNPRIOR
Call Stephanie Jamieson or Alicia Whyte to find out how you can advertise your Open House! 613-432-3655
Call 613.832.2152 for appointment
330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew, ON K7V 1N3 email@example.com
Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage A locally owned Independent Member Broker
Great for those that want to live independently and need to be close to all amenities!
SATURDAY, MARCH 12 1-3PM 364 MCNAB AVE. • Your Host: ross PEEVEr
Great starter home, large modern kitchen, with separate living room. Mostly hardwood floor downstairs as well as upstairs.This modern home has 2 bedrooms upstairs, 2 bedrooms downstairs and a full basement, gas heat and central air.All downstairs windows are approximately 10 years old. Separate garage with a paved driveway and a beautiful back yard. MLS#973843 Asking $179,500.
459 MAYHEW ST.
NEW PRICE - $160,000
70 HARRY STREET
NOW ASKING $160,000 for this renovated 3 BR home, new furnace, gleaming hardwood floors, full basement and on a ravine lot. MLS# 975023. Call Peter 613-432-0319.
62 KNIGHT ST.
2 story brick home, eat in kit, LR, DR, plus laundry facilities on 1st floor. 2nd floor, 3 bdrm, 1-4 pc bath. Full unfinished basement, separate insulated detached garage – 20 x 30 with heat, plus large 3 car garage with large attached storage shed. FA gas heat, lot 97 x 132. Call Ross Peever 613-433-1133
2 HOUSES FOR THE PRICE OF 1
Asking $179,900 for TWO Homes on One Lot. Each home has own services, central location, both fully rented. MLS# 969062. Call Peter 613-432-0319.
7 EMELIN ST., DOUGLAS
1 1/2 storey vinyl sided home with enclosed porch and a breeze way leading to enclosed shed. Home has had some updates - new furnace in April 2015, new wiring, 100amp breaker. Great starter home - property sold as-is. Asking $92,500. MLS# 963593. Call Ross 613-433-1133
327 MOUNT ST PATRICK RD.
Asking $289,900 for this 3+1 bedroom home with large fenced yard, two baths, finished basement and attached garage on quiet street. MLS# 983721. Call Peter 613-432-0319.
Sunday, March 13th, 1-3 p.m. Eady Realty, Inc. MLS# 983502 • $249,900 Your Host: Kelly Derue, Broker: 613-433-2681 Please Stop By And Check Out This Home!!!
Saturday, March 12th 1-3PM 364 McNab Ave Your Host: Ross Peever 613-433-1133
23 Lake St. (close to Arnprior Hospital and Robert Simpson Park)
RAGLAN ST SOUTH.
Only $199,900 for this charming solid brick 3 BR with deep ravine lot, rear addition, double car garage & covered front porch. Gas heat and central air. MLS# 977410. Call Peter 613-432-0319.
Two storey, vinyl sided home, with kitchen, living room and dining room on the main level. 3 bedroom plus 1-4 pc bath are on the upper level. Windows were replaced approximately 6 years ago. New shingles in 2000, 100 amp electrical panel and foam insulation in the basement. A great starter home! Asking $119,000. Call Ross 613-433-1133.
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345 ARTHUR AVE.
Now asking $375,000 for this one of a kind riverfront home. Quality construction throughout this 4 BR bungalow. Extensive grounds and privacy. MLS# 948375. Call Peter 613-432-0319.
Asking $199,900 for two rental homes on this acreage. Both homes rented and have natural gas heat. MLS# 974259. Call Peter 613-432-0319
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27 JULIE LANE
Asking $42,500 for this affordable 2 BR mobile. Spacious interior with newer propane furnace, only minutes from town. MLS# 980230. Call Peter 613-432-0319
NEW PRICE - $159,900
BUTLER RD INVESTMENT
39 GRIGG AVE.
Asking $182,500 for this renovated 3 BR, 2 Bath home on deep lot, newer gas furnace, spacious interior, finished basement. Close to RVH and Hwy 17. MLS# 987546. Call Peter 613-432-0319
HWY 41 – EGANVILLE
Beautiful secluded log home located on approx 92 acres. Property over looks Constant Creek. Open concept living on the main level with the master located in the second storey loft. Eat-in kitchen & laundry facilities. Living room features an air tight wood stove & lots of room for entertaining. Property is made up of mostly a softwood bush. Excellent get a way or hunting area. Call Ross Peever 613-433-1133.
38 GRIGG ST.
Great starter home consisting of kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Main floor bath has been totally renovated. Gas furnace approx 2005. Good sized back yard with storage shed. Maintenance free exterior. Close to the hospital.Asking $139,500. MLS# 947765. Call Ross Peever 613-433-1133.
128 BONNECHERE STREET SOUTH
Spacious 2 Storey brick home, offers 2 levels of living space. Separate building, adjacent to the house, converted into a 2 bedroom apartment, providing extra income. Paved Driveway. Asking $159,900. Call Ross Peever 613-433-1133
330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3
Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage o ndependent M A locally owned Independent Member Broker
HELEN VINCENT BROKER OF RECORD
OPEN E HOUS
Proceed on John Street to Victoria Street and turn right and follow my signs to 259 Albert St. Hope we see you there! Your Host: Helen Vincent 432-0058
D L O S
SUNDAY, MARCH 20TH 2-4 P.M. #402 – 259 ALBERT STREET, ARNPRIOR
532 GILLAN RD.
A custom built 3 bedroom bungalow with interior completed to perfection. Living room dining room and kitchen in a nice bright setting, 2 baths, central air and finished lower level. Patio at the rear, good space in rear yard for family fun. Paved drive and laundry on main level. Come and see this with me! Call Helen at 432-0058
209 VANIER AVE.
This 3 bedroom raised bungalow with large living room is at a great location for you and your family. Eat-in kitchen, 2 baths, spacious family room, laundry on main level, carport, storage and central air. Call David at 401-2824 or Helen at 432-0058 to view.
84 OTTERIDGE AVE. (HUNTER GATE SUBDIVISION)
Here you will find construction beginning as soon as the shovels can hit the ground! A custom built open concept bungalow with laundry on main level,hardwood and ceramic floors,double car garage.TarionWarrantied,fully serviced lot. Call Helen for floor plans at 432-0058
ROBERTSON LINE – JUST OFF THE WHITE LAKE RD NEAR THE VILLAGE OF WHITE LAKE 24 acres and lots of waterfront on the mighty Madawaska River. Easy 4 season access to this location. Well treed. Call Helen for details at 432-0058
FEATURE OF THE WEEK 3 BEACHWOOD LANE, OTTAWA RIVER
Exceptional 4 bdrm waterfront home. Open concept with large windows affording panoramic views of the river. Gourmet kitchen, main floor master bedroom with large ensuite. Efficient radiant infloor heating and central air keeps this home comfortable year round. Call David Vincent 613-401-2824. MLS# 973216
2449 THOMPSON RD.
Located in a wonderful country setting this brand new 3 bedroom bungalow is completed. Generous sized bedrooms and attached 2 car garage. Hardwood floors & ceramic tile throughout. Large master bedroom with 4 pce ensuite. Built-in propane stove in living room and central a/c included. Full Tarion warranty. Call David to view 613-401-2824. MLS#974014
566 PINNACLE RD
Quality built 3 bedroom Hi Ranch on a large lot in a private country setting.This brand new home features hardwood and ceramic throughout. Generous sized rooms with ensuite in master. Full Tarion warranty with efficient propane heat and central air. Open concert and full basement awaiting finishing touches. Call David today 613-401-2824. MLS# 981486
3264 MATAWATCHAN RD., MATAWATCHAN Economy here at this address. Seasonal or permanent living. 3 bedrooms, brand new kitchen and living area. 4 pce bath, good sized lot, excellent value. Call Helen at 432-0058 or David at 401-2824 to view.
LOTS FOR SALE
344 MCMANUS RD., WHITE LAKE (JUST OFF CAMPBELL SIDEROAD)
Over 200 acres and a gorgeous brick bungalow and oversized double garage. The property is stunning and unique with a large barn on the property as well. Close to Waba Rd and Bellamy Rd for easy year round access. Call Helen at 432-0058 or Ross at 433-1133
2204 RUSSETT DRIVE, MCNAB-BRAESIDE
A gorgeous country home with a gorgeous country setting! Custom built 3 bedroom bungalow with two levels totally finished. 5 acres of land surrounding the home, and a pool in the backyard for family fun! Come and see this with me. Helen 432-0058
169 GAGAN LANE (OTTAWA RIVER WATERFRONT HOME)
Now is the time for you to choose your waterfront property for spring occupancy. Here is a 3 bedroom bungalow with wrap around porch and 100 feet of waterfront. Easy 4 season access for you and yours! Call Helen to view at 432-0058
2 lots available on Pinnacle Rd 2 acres in size and good access year round.
1705 CHURCH STREET, GRIFFITH
An economical address for you and your family at this location. 2 storey, 3 bedroom vinyl home with laundry on main level. Adjacent large garage and workshop, 4 pce bath on main level. Beautifully treed lot and street to street access. Call Helen at 432-0058 to view
Call Helen at 432-0058
Hunter Gate Subdivision - Renfrew’s Best! NEW LISTING
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SIX BRAND NEW GARDEN HOMES SOON TO BE COMPLETED. APRIL OCCUPANCY!
Call Helen 613-432-0058
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Vehicle crushes man
• welder • red 4500 diesel Yasutora generator Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes someone may have information that could assist police in solving this crime. If you have information on this or any of other criminal offence that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000. Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You could help solve a crime. All tips remain anonymous and you will not have to attend court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display. Telephones are answered 24 hours a day. Visit the new website at www. valleytips.ca.
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WATERFRONT ~ VIRGIN LAKE
3 ROBERT COLIN LANE
85 SENTENCE LANE, CALABOGIE
3079 BENNETT-LAFONT RD
Log post & beam 4 bdrm home. Great shoreline! Shows like new! Newer kit,2 baths, beautiful design and plenty of storage. Fully furnished!
• 3 Bedroom home situated on 6 ACRES just minutes to Renfrew • Spacious living room with dining area off kitchen, full bathroom with large tub, stand up shower & laundry + 2pc ensuite. • Private, metal roof, single detached insulated garage. Full unfinished basement with great potential for family room & another bedroom. Home needs some finishings.
$139,900 Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947
Contract 01-16 – Winter Sand Contract 02-16 – Granular ‘M’
$205,000 MLS# 969685
18 The Renfrew Mercury - Thursday, March 10, 2016
•Wonderful 2 Bedrm mobile with addition in Lakewood Mobile Home Park. • Extensive updates including sunken living rm with gracious fireplace. • Steel roof, detached gar 28’X28’. Call for list of updates and to book your viewing!
716 CALVIN ROAD • Affordable“NEW”home in Haley Station on a very deep level lot. •Very functional floor plan with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. Master bedroom patio door to wrap-around deck. • Fully finished lower level with very large family room. Quick closing possible!
Call Gerry O’Neil 613-432-2333 or Mike Coulas 613-432-0092
Sealed Tenders will be received at the Township Office until 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 7th, 2016 for the following: 1. Supply and stockpile approximately 4,000 metric tonnes of winter sand. 2. Supply, crush and haul approximately 10,000 metric tonnes of Granular ‘M’ material. Tender forms must be picked up at the Municipal Office – 477 Stone Road, RR 2, Renfrew ON. Any additional information, please contact the undersigned. Envelopes should be clearly marked as to contents. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Real Estate Broker
Broker of Record
TOWNSHIP OF ADMASTON/BROMLEY TENDERS
$325,000 MLS# 988080 Call Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947
263 FRANCIS ST. • Solid family home at an affordable price in a quiet established neighborhood • 3 beds, 1 bath, country sized kitchen with newer cabinets plus a dining room. Appliances included too! • Raise your family here with an oversized town lot at 162 feet deep! Very affordable utility costs.
$146,500 MLS# 948756 Call Mike Coulas at 613-432-0092
$235,900 MLS# 980244 Call Allison Mulvihill 613-433-2880
466 DOMINION ST. • Lovely neighbourhood for this 2 bedroom home. New bath. Garage. Full basement. • Updated windows, doors, flooring, shingles, gas fireplace. • Close to amenities! • Great location for commuters • You won’t be disappointed!
LP $166,500 MLS# 980695 Call Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947
552 SULLIVAN ST. HALEY STATION
41 COOPERHILL ROAD, GRIFFITH
90 PETER ST.
• Great little starter home! 2+1 bedroom. 1-4pc Bath. • Dining room, rec room, metal roof & garage. • Private backyard • Paved road, many updates. Just move in! • Immediate occupancy!
• Fantastic Waterfront Log Home on Centennial Lake with gradual slope to the water. • Turnkey with 3 bedrooms, open concept, wide wood plank floors, 2 baths, 2 wood stoves • New Roof & Propane Furnace, single garage, all furnishings & appliances included. Immediate Occupancy
• 3 bedrooms, gas furnace, central air & central vacuum. Original hardwood floors. Main floor laundry. • Deep 130 foot lot with plenty of room. Front & rear decks for sunrise & sunset! • Why rent when you can have all this at such a good price!
LP $139,500 MLS# 974822 Call Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947
$440,000 MLS# 961359 Call Allison Mulvihill 613-433-2880
108 CRESTVIEW DRIVE
Chris Kunopaski Road Superintendent firstname.lastname@example.org (613) 432-3175 RR 2 Renfrew ON K7V 3Z5
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers and the Upper Ottawa Valley detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are asking for public assistance in solving a break, enter and theft. Sometime between 5 a.m. on Wednesday Feb. 3 and 5 p.m. on Feb. 5, unknown suspect(s) broke into Huberts Lumber on Boundary Road in Laurentian Valley Township. Entry was forced into the building and once inside suspects stole a variety of tools including: • Mastercraft 14 inch chop saw • Impact socket set • Stihl chainsaw, model Magnum 440 • Stihl chainsaw Pro, model Pro 360 • 3 nail guns
A 33-year-old Laurentian Valley man was found trapped under a vehicle and the County of Renfrew emergency services department was on-scene assisting. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Ministry of Labor was notified and is investigating.
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A man was killed while working on a vehicle last week in Laurentian Valley Township. On Feb. 29, officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a serious injury incident on Forest Lea Road.
197 Renfrew St. S., Renfrew, Ontario Downtown Renfrew
Thank you for your business! Mike Coulas 613-432-0092
$155,500 MLS# 985781 Call Mike Coulas at 613-432-0092
35 ROBERT COLIN LANE
377 BRUCE ST.
• Lakewood Mobile Home Park, in Cobden • Lovely, updated mobile • Economical and spacious • 2 Bedrm • Heated workshop! • 3yr. old appliances included • Private backyard • Access onto Muskrat Lake
• 4.52 acres right here in Renfrew! • Access from either Bruce St or Maloney Rd. • Severance is possible to create 2 or more lots! • Town water at site, you install septic to suit. • Live on the largest lot in town with access to everything & privacy too!
$85,000 MLS# 985418 Call Sherri Cobus for details! 613-432-1947
$133,500 MLS# 957023 Call Mike Coulas 613-432-0092
Eady Realty, Inc.
29 Raglan St. S., Renfrew, ON K7V 1P8
List or sell with us and get free Airmiles
Each office is independently owned and operated
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704 ABERDEEN STREET
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19B STROUDS CREEK LANE
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467 RAGLAN STREET S.
2 Bedroom Bungalow Style Garden Home. Hardwood Floors. Master With Ensuite. Central Air. Gas Heat. Partially Finished Lower Level. Call Dennis Yakaback To View: 613-432-0041
138 BLAKE STREET
Gracious Home With Plenty Of Appeal • 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths • Sunroom, Hardwood Floors, Gas Fireplace • Natural Gas Heat Call Kelly To View: 613-433-2681
171 MASSEY CRESCENT
• 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath • Gorgeous Kitchen, Updated Flooring • Stone Walkways And Large Fenced In Back Yard Call Vincent Johnston For More Information: 613-433-2254
492 FORTINGTON STREET
321 MOUNT ST. PATRICK ROAD
Country Living With Natural Gas Heat & Large Lot Just Minutes From Town. 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths Including A 3 Piece Ensuite And Walk-In Closet. Attached Garage With Entry From Main Floor Or Basement. Great Finishing Touches And This Beautiful Kitchen Must Be Seen!!! Call Morris Eady For More Information: 613-432-1830
893 HYLAND CREEK ROAD
$249,900 $198,000 $199,900
• 290 Ft Frontage On Constant Lake • Affordable Cottage, Lots Of Privacy • 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Open Concept Kitchen, Living & Dining Room Call Vincent Johnston: 613-433-2254
94 QUARRY AVENUE
Real Estate Representative
75 MCBRIDE ROAD
Move In Ready! Why Rent When You Can Buy This Completely Redone 1 Bedroom Home On A Large Lot. Call Charlene Riopelle: 613-433-4082
This Semi-Detached Home Offers 4 Bedrooms & Two Baths On Two Fully Finished Levels. Huge Fenced Rear Yard. Such A Surprise! Gas Heat & Central Air. Call Dennis Yakaback To View: 613-432-0041
8 GORDON FERGUSON PLACE
Your All Season Getaway Awaits You! Why Pay For, Or Book Accommodations When You Can Own? 15 Minutes And You Are At The Ski Hill!!! Call Margaret Dubeau: 613-433-1191
465 RAGLAN STREET N.
Think Summer, Think Cottage, Think Family, Think What A Great Deal!! • Quiet Section Of Madawaska River In Griffith • 3 Bedrooms, Separate Bunkie, Gazebo •Flat Rocks To Sunbath On Or Swim From Think, I Better Call On This One!!! Call Kelly To View: 613-433-2681
174 BRUCE STREET
• 3+1 Bedroom, 2 Bath Located Beside The Hospital. • Brick Exterior. • Finished Basement. Call Vincent Johnston: 613-433-2254
716 FIFTH STREET
395 LISGAR AVENUE
$249,900 MLS# 982346 • 2 + 1 Bedroom Townhome • Hardwood Floors, Central Air, Natural Gas Heat • All Appliances Included
Call Kelly To View: 613-433-2681
Fully Updated, Solid Brick Bungalow To Enjoy All Your Living On One Level Plus Finished Basement For Added Space. Nestled On A Quiet Street With Garage And No Backyard Neighbours. Close To All Amenities. Call Margaret Dubeau For More Information: 613-433-1191.
153 BARNET BOULEVARD
1265 GOSHEN ROAD
Yesterday’s Charm With Today’s Finishes • 3 Fully Finished Floors • Many New Upgrades Call Vincent Johnston For More Information: 613-433-2254
DOWNTOWN RENFREW COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT
• Ground Floor, Street Level Next To The Bank of Montreal. • Natural Gas Heating, Basement, Rear Parking For Owner. • Approximately 835 Square Feet. $800 Month Plus Utilities. $249,900
Sunday, March 13, 2016 • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Your Host: Kelly Derue, Broker: 613-433-2681 Please Stop By And Check Out This Home!!!
• 3 Bedroom Bungalow • Great Location For Commuters And Close To Schools. • Finished Basement & Gas Heat Call Vincent Johnston For More Information: 613-433-2254
Call Linda Or Tony: 613-432-4456 or Morris Eady: 613-432-8543
Good Starter Home Or Rental Property. Two Bedrooms, Gas Fireplace In Living Room, Detached Garage. For Viewing, Call Morris Eady At 613-432-2100.
444 MOORE STREET
This 2 Storey, Nearly New Family Home Deserves A Look. Beautiful Country Kitchen. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Full Basement. Lovely Fenced Yard. Gas Heat, Central Air. Call Dennis Yakaback To View: 613-432-0041
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Kidney donation changes Renfrew man’s life forever Tiffany Lepack
The gift of life has given a Renfrew man a new lease on life. Don Shean had been waiting for a kidney transplant for more than four years. His life was forever changed in January when he received a donated kidney. “I’m just happy now to be back to normal,” said Don, fighting back tears at his kitchen table. His health issues came to the forefront when the couple was on vacation in Florida in February 2012 and Don fell ill. “When we were there he was always freezing and had lost his appetite,” said his wife Bonnie. “Obviously there was something wrong.” When they returned from their trip, he went right into the Ottawa General Hospital where he spent five days there before coming back to Renfrew. His creatinine level was 600; a high level like this means your kidneys are not working well. “My kidneys were working, but they were not filtering the garbage out,” explained Don. “The doctors said I was a medical mystery because they couldn’t understand why my levels were so off. My blood pressure was
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perfect and everything else was good.” He was having kidney reneal failure and had to have dialysis three times a week at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. “It’s probably as good of a dialysis unit you will find in Ontario,” said Don on the care he received in Renfrew. “They say it is the most up-to-date unit in North America and the staff was excellent.” “Out of 10 they were a 110,” added Bonnie. “They were all so kind.” He was told in 2012 that he would need a new kidney and had to wait four years to finally receive one. “I had two transplants lined up and they cancelled on me,” said Don. “The blood work didn’t match up perfectly.” While on the transplant list he said he felt fine. “I was healthy enough and everything was ok. I had a good appetite, but I still had to go for dialysis,” said Don. “It was time-consuming, not being able to go somewhere. I couldn’t do the things I wanted to do.” A very emotional Don wasn’t expecting the life-changing call he received on Jan. 25. “It was 4:55 p.m. I had a test coming up and I thought it was a reminder call for that,” said Don. See KIDNEY, page 21
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Don Shean sits at his home surrounded by get well and welcome home balloons. Shean recently received a kidney transplant.
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“They told me I had to go right then, be safe but get to the (Ottawa General Hospital).” “We were on cloud nine,” added Bonnie. “I can’t explain the emotions I was feeling; it was going to put my life back to normal,” finished Don. When he arrived at the hospital, they did blood work to ensure a match, which he says needs to be 99.9 per cent. His doctor received a call and left his room. “The doctor came back in and said it was a perfect match and everything was a go,” said a smiling Don as he remembered the life-changing moment. The operation took place the morning of Jan. 26 and his wife of 49 years came to visit once he was out of recovery. “I couldn’t believe when I saw him, he was sitting up with a big smile on his face,” said Bonnie. “A 1,000-lb. weight on my shoulders was gone.” The kidney donation came from a living donor, but they don’t know all of the details of the situation. “I don’t know if we will ever find out,” said Don. “In six months I can send the hospital a thank-you note and they will pass it on to the family.”
“It was a very generous donation,” added Bonnie. The procedure was a success and so far the doctors have been very pleased with all of his follow-up visits. “Nothing was taken out either. I have three kidneys. They hooked the new one up and it’s working 100 per cent.” He came home Feb. 2 and says everything has been excellent. Before his transplant his creatinine level was 985 and as of last week it was 154. “They are quite happy with my levels now.” The Sheans have lived in Renfrew since 1977 and Don is looking forward to golfing more this summer. He umpired baseball for 45 years and might do that again too. “I’m looking forward to having more freedom to get out.” Gift OF LIFE
As of February 24, according to the Trillium Gift of Life Network, there are five people from Renfrew waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Don signed a donor card more than 30 years ago and encourages others to become a donor. “(Organ donations) give you back a normal life, instead of spending three
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Community theatre offerings The Community Living Renfrew County South Drama Troup presented two one-act plays on March 3 at the Renfrew Recreation Centre: The Paper Bag Princess and Mortimer. The night was a big success with more than 150 giving the group a standing ovation. The cast is pictured just before the curtain went up: back row Eric, Teschke, Sharon Dellaire, Jason Baker, Stephanie Shipman, Jennifer Roche, Geraldine Prince, Stacey Leblanc, Jesse Collins, and Lawrence Mahusky. In the front row are Adam Boldt, Sarah Senack, Sean O’Neill, Andrew McQuade, Joanne Vincent, Rebekah Zimmerling, and Karen Moghaddam.
Drama is more than a fiveletter word Curtain up, light the lights, get ready to explore a fascinating drama program right here in Renfrew: Drama instructor Lawrence Mahusky is once again offering a course is filled with improv, voice, costumes, makeup, theatre sports and to top it off a showcase at the end for family and friends. “It’s not only fun but educational as well,” said Mahusky. “Make new friends who all agree that there is no business like show business. Now get your acts together and let’s get on with the creative arts program.” The course will run Saturdays from March 26 to May 28, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Renfrew Recreation Centre. Cost to participage is $80 for residents of Renfrew/AdmastonBromley/Horton/Greater Madawaska and McNab-Braeside and $120 for residents outside of those townships. For more information or to register for this program, visit the town’s website, drop into the rec centre or call 613-432-3131. 22 The Renfrew Mercury - Thursday, March 10, 2016
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Furry friends are clapping their paws. Empties for Paws held its first ever bottle blitz the weekend of Feb. 20-21 and the community support was overwhelming. The drive and February collections raised $1,050 for Valley Animal Rescue along with $79 in Canadian Tire money. Gisele Villeneuve, who founded the collection project in Renfrew, was very thankful for the support of local residents. “The bottled drive blitz here in Renfrew was a huge success,” Villeneuve said in an e-mail. “The bottle drive blitz went really well. We were flooded with empties starting on the Friday here in Renfrew.” Since starting the ongoing bottle drive fundraiser, she has raised more than $10,000 for local rescues and has no plans on stopping to help local animals. “We’re going to do this again next February, but I think we will do it in October as well, after cottages are closed.” Kolby Johnson, a Grade 4 student at Queen Elizabeth Public School, used his Nobody Doll project to help support the animal cause. Johnson was able to raise $405. “We put an Empties for Paws necklace on the doll, some kitty socks with hearts and gave her a little stuffed dog,” said Villeneuve. “I also gave Kolby an Empties for Paws certificate of appreciation.” BOTTLE DRIVE ONGOING
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New soccer program starting in Horton Tiffany Lepack
Time warp A Skating Trip Through Time Ice Show was held by the Renfrew Figure Skating Club at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre on March 5. More than 50 skaters participated including CanSkate, intermediate and seniors. Organizers say the show went really well with a great turnout and are thankful for the community support. Holly Quinn, 12 years-old, had a solo in the show. Here she warms up before the big event.
Time to kick it Horton style. Horton Township approved a motion on March 1 for a new minisoccer program for children under six years old to run this spring/summer. The idea came from resident Danielle McGregor who contacted Horton’s recreation program manager Kathleen Rogers. Volunteer with the program, Tina Hunt, was on hand to answer questions at the council meeting. Hunt says organizing a Horton Soccer league gives young players another opportunity to become active and involved in team play. “Soccer is a sport that anyone can learn and play,” Hunt said in an e-mail. “It also will give players a chance to socialize with other local kids.” All of the details for the program are currently being finalized. However, during the council meeting there was discussion to have the children play behind the Horton Community Centre at 1005 Castleford Rd. “The area is sufficient for kids to play on,” said Deputy Mayor Robert Johnston. “I would be willing to cut if and then the municipality could cut it after that.” Hunt was very pleased with council giving the program the green light. “Council was very enthusiastic about the idea and assisting with the organization of a soccer program. We have great recreation fa-
cilities in Horton Township and a council that really supports the use of them,” said Hunt. “It is exceptional that council supports and encourages the ideas brought forth by local residents and assists with the development of activities for our youth. The outpouring of support that we have gotten from local businesses to sponsor a team or donate funds towards the program is stunning.” The initial idea, after the field’s grass is cut, would be to have someone with a roller go over the area to make it level. “We still need to build a field and with enough volunteer help I am optimistic we can do this,” Rogers said in an e-mail. “We have a very motivated group of individuals bringing this program to life.” If the program is successful, the township would look into seeding it in the fall and other work to maintain it. The exact size of field they would need is also being looked into. REGISTRATION
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Calabogie Peaks had a special visitor last Friday, March 4. One-time Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien took to the slopes with former RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke MP Hec Clouthier. After a stint as MP, Clouthier served as an advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office during Chrétien’s last term. Liz Murphy, the director of marketing at the Peaks, confirms Chrétien skis in Calabogie once or twice a year. “He’s a great skier,” said Murphy. “He adds a friendly environment because people love to chat with him and he’s so warm and personal.” The 82-year-old Chretien enjoyed a day of skiing and posed for photographs with other skiers. A Facebook photograph posted by Clouthier’s son Geoff and shared by the Peaks’ Facebook page noted: “Unbelievable day on a fantastic hill with good chum James Scott, my dad Hector Clouthier and his good chum former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.” Chretien is known for his active
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Former Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Hec Clouthier, left, former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, James Scott and Geoff Cloutheir hit the slopes at Calabogie Peaks on March 4. lifestyle, so most weren’t surprised by his skiing exploits. Last year at 81 he was photographed water-skiing. A few years ago he went Whitewater rafting at Wilderness Tours and has frequently been photographed snowboarding, bicycling,
golfing, tossing a softball, dribbling a basketball, vaulting over walls and racing up stairs. The Peaks, buoyed by last week’s snowfall, is gearing up for March Break events, including Mardi Gras celebrations March 19.
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Pride earn bronze The Valley Pride Major Bantam AA basketball team won the bronze medal at the Mike O’Connor memorial tournament Feb. 6 and 7. It was the team’s second bronze medal of the season and they travelled to Kingston for another tournament on Feb. 27. The club involves players from both Arnprior and Renfrew between the ages of nine to 16. Pictured with their medals in the front row are Josie Doering, Halle McLean, Delaney Grey, Libby Hirst, Melanie Thompson and back row coach Kim Acres Scott, Amie Hartwick, Maggie Scott, Kaitlyn Barr, Summer Simons, Faith Guyea, and assistant coach Melissa Thompson. Missing from the photo is Morgan Barkey.
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The UOV under-14 ringette team is off to the provincial championships. It includes, in back from left, coach Tim Kluke, Grace Froats, Lilly Kluke, Katie Belsher, Andie Carson, Mikayla McAteer , Malorey Lambert, and coach Shane Lambert; and in front Brenna Cone, Hannah Hubert, Kailey Macleod, Alexia Gardner and on the floor Reese Mellema.
UOV girls Championship bound Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV)’s U14A ringette team has qualified for the provincial championships. Even with UOV’s long and storied history, it’s been over a decade since a team has qualified for the provincials. Not only did they qualify, the U14s will be going into the provincials as the sixth-ranked team, in the entire province. “It’s a very significant accomplishment for our team, and our association,” said head coach Shane Lambert. “At the beginning of the year, we set out a goal to go to the provincials, and whenever you set a goal and accomplish it through hard work, and determination, it really makes it worthwhile.” Along the way, the U14A team has collected one gold and one silver in tournaments. “We might not have the skill or the resources as some of the other teams from
large cities do, but we make it up in effort and hard work,” said Lambert. Most of the top ranked teams have three lines and five defencemen, with two goalies. UOV has two lines, four defencemen and one goalie. “Everything we have accomplished this year, has been done with our team staying true to our team slogan; focus and effort,” said Lambert. “It’s amazing what a team can accomplish if they focus on something, and then give a solid effort in doing it. And the results have proven that. “If at the beginning of the year, if someone would have told me that we would be the sixth best team in the province, even I would of said that might be a little of a stretch,” added Lambert. The U14A teams heads to provincials in Timmins in mid-March.
Sport Renfrew continues community support Sport Renfrew secretary Michelle Miller recently made presentations to a number of individuals, including, from left, Shirley Ann Holley ($1,000 for the RVH Shake the Foundation); Dean Letourneau ($500 for hockey in Toronto); Jace Letourneau $1,000 for hockey in Italy); Sadie Brydges, Lacy Shea and Rhonda Runtz (Renfrew Skating Club $1,000); and Barry Martin for Autumn Leaves Retirement Home for seniors activity supplies ($170). Sport Renfrew bingos are held Sundays at 7 p.m. at the RCAF Wing.
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The County of Renfrew’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge recently hosted more than 100 participants at a Natural Play Spaces Conference in Pembroke. Speaking at the conference, funded through a grant by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and co-ordinated by the County of Renfrew Child Care Services Division, were Dr. Mark Tremblay and Dr. Michael Cheng from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and Shawna Babcock from KidActive. Renfrew County Warden Peter Emon, the Healthy Kids Community Champion, opened the conference by congratulating the County of Renfrew on their collaboration and dedication to the challenge to date.
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Eight teams battled for the mixed championships the weekend of Feb. 27 and when the dust settled a familiar team duplicated last year’s run to engrave their names on the trophy. The Bill Bowles bunch curled extremely well and rode the skipper’s hot hand to win the A-side, defeating the Andy Sklepowicz squad, the Brian Yolowskie crew and the Rob Warren rink to move directly into the championships. Also along the way, on opening day, Yolkowskie defeated McCallum, Lepack took down Marcella and Warren won over Valleau. Sklepowicz then ended McCallum’s day but then lost on last shot to lucky Lepack. Marcella finished off Valleau despite Valleau’s miracle shot for five earlier in the game. Marcella, in turn, met the same end, going down to Yolkowskie. The Sunday games were a great example of how good and exciting club curling can be as great shots abounded and games came down to clutch draws and great throws. On the A-side, the Bowles-Warren game was tight all the way and the eighth end featured great draws by both Louise Jamieson and Bowles to lie one behind cover. Warren tried a difficult game-winning angle raise takeout for the win. It was slightly off the mark but still managed to move the shot stone. However, when the rocks came to rest, it was still Bowles’ rock that
Andy Sklepowicz (far left) presents the trophy to the mixed championship winning team of (from left) Rob Warren, Faye Warren, Dave Eady and Laurie Millar. was closest to the pin. On the B-side Yolkowskie defeated Lepack to face Warren, which produced another classic game and this time Warren made the last rock hit to win the B-side. In the championship round Warren got up on Bowles early and then kept Bowles chasing right up to his last rock. A difficult double tap raise proved unsuccessful and set the teams up for a winner-take-all, final game. The Bill Bowles rink with Louise Jamieson, Don Rouble and
Pam McFarlane ran out of steam in this key game. Two key shots by the Warren team decided the game as the skip made a tough doubleand-stick on last shot to take two in the second end. The Bowles’ team then lay three behind a deep guard, but a great Faye Warren double and some misses by the Bowles’ team led to a deciding four in the fifth frame for Warren and an eventual score of 8-3. Congratulations to this year’s mixed champs, Rob and Faye Warren, Dave Eady, and Laurie Millar.
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Hoop stars Andrew Jackson, Raven Leclerc and Travis Lafont are the three graduating players from the Renfrew Collegiate Institute Raiders (RCI) Special Olympics basketball team. The high school championship was held at RCI on March 7.
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Central Public School’s Grade 6 teams gather for a group photo. From left, in front are Emily Armstrong, Jordan Stokes, RJ Vasquez-Acres, Connor Buffam, Riley Fielding, Devon Hunter and Josh Strudwick and in back, Abby Heaslip, Will Howard, Xavier Megrath, Austin Duncan, Maya O’Ryan, Makayla Whyte, Payton Bennett, Ryan Rye and Cadence Mosgrove.
Mustangs win gold
The Peewee Madawaska Mustangs girl’s hockey team struck gold in Brockville Jan. 29-31 in a three-day girl’s hockey tournament. What an impressive tournament they had, says supporters. In the first two games against Gloucester and Kemptville, the Mustangs ended up with two ties, both 1-1. In the last game of the preliminary round against Carleton Place, the Mustangs pulled off a 1-0 win with a nice end-to-end goal from Leah Benoit. Being in a such tight pool with all teams being very equally matched, Madawaska advanced to the semi-finals against the Kemp-
tville Storm. It was another hard fought battle and the Mustangs earned another win 4-2. The Mustangs had a few hours to prepare for the championship game, another contest against Gloucester. The Mustangs offense dug deep and battled hard and finally, in an end-to-end rush, Benoit placed the puck accurately in the top corner over the goalie’s glove to put her team ahead 1-0. Gloucester fought back but couldn’t get anything past Emma White who was solid in goal. Time finally wound down and the Mustangs won the championship game 1-0.
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Basketball action at QEPS Queen Elizabeth Public School hosted a Grade 6 tri-school basketball tournament Feb. 26. Students from QE joined Admaston and Central students for the event. At the end of the day following an overtime nailbiter against the QE red team, the big winners were Central’s team two. Top: Sam LaBossiere of QE tries to grab the ball from Central’s Austin Duncan. QE’s Hannah Hewitt and Central players Jordan Stokes and Emily Armstrong are also pictured.
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Ottawa trips made for happy memories MARY COOK
I’m not sure if Aunt Vanetta thought there might be a flicker of hope that one of us from out there in Renfrew County would become Catholic, but one Easter, she presented the five of us children with our own rosary. Mother, once a Catholic, said, “Isn’t that lovely,” and Father vowed to never again darken the door at 129 Lyon St.! Of course, that threat was short-lived. He liked Uncle Johnny, and I often saw him laugh so hard that the tears rolled down his face at the jokes and stories told around that kitchen table. Father smoking his pipe, and Uncle Johnny with a big fat cigar hanging loosely from his mouth. Often the big steam roller was parked in the yard beside the house, and it reeked of tar, and Uncle Johnny would let each of us country kids climb up behind the wheel, which was the biggest steering wheel I had ever seen, and he would start the engine just so that we could pull a rope that hung inside the cab. That tug would set off a horn that my sister Audrey said could probably be heard on the outskirts of Ottawa. And I would think how lucky was my cousin Richard to live at such a house where there was so much excitement! When it was time to head back to Northcote, I would be very quiet in the Model T and relive all the excitement that swirled around 129 Lyon St. Aunt Vanetta and her strong faith; Uncle Johnny, who, when he talked, could be heard two blocks away; and the various cousins and aunts, all living together under one roof. It was like going to another world. It would be many decades later that I saw 129 Lyon St. leveled to the ground to make way for a many-storied hotel, leaving me
County lodge raises funds for beds When Miramichi Lodge residents moved over to their new long-term care home in 2005, almost all the equipment was brand new, with the exception of the resident beds. Fast forward some 10 years later and these beds at the Renfrew County long-term care home in Pembroke were in need of replacement. The new ‘high/low’ bed model was selected as it allows the bed to be lowered very close to the floor - reducing the likelihood that a resident would sustain injuries getting out of bed. At the same time, this new model still allows the bed to be kept at a normal height
or even raised higher when providing care – making it ergonomically staff friendly. However, at a total cost of almost half a million dollars, this project was a longerrange target. But, thanks to the County of Renfrew/ City of Pembroke, Miramichi Lodge Auxiliary, Foundation, Alexandra Club, the Renfrew County Road Supervisors Association as well as all the community-minded individuals who supported the many fundraisers held, Miramichi Lodge has now replaced 100 per cent of the 166 resident beds. The home thanks these groups for their generous donations.
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Aunt Vanetta, I thought, looked exactly like the Queen. With a cloud of snow-white hair, the bluest eyes I had ever seen, and so different from Uncle Johnny, I often wondered what they saw in each other. With a bunch of other relatives, she lived at 129 Lyon St., all in separate apartments, and right next door to No. 2 Fire station. Goodness knows where everyone slept, because Aunt Lily and Uncle Dick and their son Richard, lived there too. I know all this because once we got the old Model T Ford in a trade, there was no stopping Mother from taking frequent trips into Ottawa and 129 Lyon St. How I loved to visit Aunt Vanetta and Uncle Johnny. It was said amongst the family that Aunt Vanetta practically lived at the Catholic Church a couple blocks away. Rain or shine, she went to Mass every morning without fail. Family gossip also said Uncle Johnny never darkened the church door! He said Aunt Vanetta went to enough masses to bless the entire length of Lyon Street. If we were lucky enough to be at 129 Lyon St. when she was going off to Mass (she often went in the middle of the day too), we were first treated to a lecture on the importance of being “once a Catholic, always a Catholic,” aimed directly at Mother, which didn’t sit well with Father, a staunch Lutheran! It wasn’t above Uncle Johnny, who drove a huge steam roller for the city of Ottawa, to let out a string of swear words, for no reason at all. The only one who seemed to take offense, or even notice, was Aunt Vanetta. And her little hand would flutter to her chest to make the sign of the cross. When I was alone, I tried to do it too, but I could never remember if you touched your forehead or your heart first. And I thought it was very important to get everything in order, or you’d get it from God! It wasn’t unusual to see Aunt Vanetta off in the parlour alone saying her beads, which I knew were called a rosary, while everyone else was in the kitchen sitting around the big oilcloth covered table. When the beads weren’t being fingered in her hands, they were kept in her spotlessly clean apron pocket.
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The family of the late Amy Leona Johnston (nee Thomson), wish to express sincere appreciation for the many acts of kindness, messages of sympathy and visits to the funeral home during the loss of our mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, and sister. We extend a heartfelt thank you to our many relatives, friends, neighbours, and co-workers for their loving support. A special thank you to the staff of McPhail and Perkins Funeral Home for their guidance and support, kindness and care. We would also like to thank the pallbearers, Rev Brian and Alison Sharpe and the Legion ladies who served lunch after the service. Thank you to Dr. DiPaolo, Dr. Khan and Connie and the Bonnechere Manor Staff for the care and compassion provided to any during her stay at the Bonnechere Manor. Amy was an outstanding individual who will be remembered for her many accomplishments and most importantly she will be fondly remembered for her great love of family and friends. The Johnston family and Amy’s sisters and families. THANK YOU The family of Irene Stevens would like to thank everyone who helped to make the time of Mom’s passing easier to bear. To Drs. Bodig and Pinard, thank you for your care and concern for her comfort. Chris and Carol, your kind and gentle care for Mom will be remembered. To our many friends and family who stood with us through this time, we thank you all so much. Our sincere thanks also go to Pastor Bruce Donald, and to the caring staff at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home.
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Marlene (nee Toman) January 18, 1938-March 2, 2016 Owner/Operator of The Goldbar, Arnprior Marlene passed away unexpectedly at her home in Castleford surrounded by family, following a brief illness, Wednesday March 2, 2016. She was 78. Beloved wife and best friend of Jack Hube of almost 60 years. Loving mother of Mark (Debbie), Scott (Christine) and Pam Hube (Garry Amm). Marlene was predeceased by an infant daughter Kelly. Much loved grandmother of Melissa, Joshua, Jessica, Natasha, Rachael, Emily, Mary, Brian, Darren and Jason. Dear sister of Bob Toman (Verle), Elaine Bundscho (late Ross, late Jim) and step-sister of Mike Mohr. Predeceased by her brothers Earl (Jean), Jim and Wesley Toman (Joan), step-brother Charlie Mohr (Jean) and step-sister Yvonne Humphries (Dave). Special aunt of Kim and her husband Norm and Tracie and will be missed by many other nieces and nephews. Marlene will be missed by her friends and neighbours, Carol and Stuart Nicholson. Daughter of the late Ranald Toman and Hannah Bierman. Visitations at the Boyce Funeral Home, 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. and after 10:00 Wednesday. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday March 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Boyce Chapel. A Reception followed in the Boyce Reception Centre. For those wishing, in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and would be appreciated by her family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca.
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The family of the late Theresa Mosseau, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, would like to extend our sincere thanks to family, friends and co-workers for your cards, e-mails, condolences, food, phone calls, floral and monetary donations. A very special thank you to Father John Burchat, Father Ryan, and Deacon Michael Lund for all of their visits to mom over the past months. Thanks also to Dr. Gordon and staff of the Arnprior District Memorial Hospital for your excellent care, and Boyce Funeral Home for your guidance and support. Sincerely, Loretta (Mosseau) Robillard And Families
Ruth St. Michael (nee McCanna) passed away peacefully at Groves Park Lodge on Sunday, February 28th, 2016. Survived by her brother Bob & Son Jeffrey, pre-deceased by her brothers Clarence, Donald, Ken, Roy and her sister Margaret. Much loved by many nieces & nephews, extended family and friends. Private Service to follow in the Spring. In memory of Ruth, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion would be appreciated.
After a courageous battle with cancer, Linda Mary Letang died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday March 1, 2016 in Renfrew, at the age of 66. She is survived by her beloved husband of 46 years, Doug Letang of Renfrew. She is the cherished daughter of Elizabeth McCarthy and the late Mervyn McCarthy. She will be forever remembered by her two children, her son Alan (Krystie) Letang, and daughter Karen (Steve) Proctor. Loving grandma of Ayden and Aiva Letang, Ryan and Owen Proctor. Dear sister, of Cindy (Ken) Noble, Basil (Fran), Mark (Terri) McCarthy and sister in law of Gerry (Judy), Barry and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Joan Freeman. Linda requested to be cremated. There will be no visitation or service as per her wishes.There will be a private celebration of life at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Goulet Funeral Home. Donations may be made in memory of Linda to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation, Oncology Unit. Online condolences/donations may be made at www.gouletfuneralhome.com
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4th Degree Knight, Knights of Columbus Renfrew Council 1916 It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bob with his family by his side on Monday March 7, 2016 at the age of 74 at Hospice Renfrew. Cherished husband, companion and friend of 49 years to Marian Lacourse. Loving Dad to Angela (Rob Pierman), John (Renee) and to chosen daughter, Peggy (Harold Adams). Proud poppa of Christopher, Elizabeth, Aidan, David, Nic, Katherine, and Natalie. Dear brother of Agnes (Earl) Bridge, Teresa (Bruce Connaughan), James (Patricia), Cecilia (Len Pickell), Marilyn Riopelle, Mary (Bud), Peter (Karen), Diana (Stan Karson). Predeceased by his parents Robert and Lucy Colterman and by his brothers Lawrence and Vincent. Robert will be sadly missed by the Lacourse family and all of his nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at the DACA Centre 111 Flat Road Dacre on Wednesday March 9th from 2-4, 7-9pm and after 9:00am Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, Mount St. Patrick on Thursday March 10th at 11:00am. Donations in memory of Bob, in lieu of flowers may be made to Hospice Renfrew or the DACA community centre. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Goulet Funeral Home, Renfrew. Online condolences/donations: www.gouletfuneralhome.com
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Another angel has gone. Our beloved mother, Margaret Ann Lepine, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 29, 2016, in Hospice Renfrew with family by her side, at the age of 73 years. Beloved daughter of the late Omer & Rita Lepine . Predeceased by brothers Roger (late Eileen), Clayton and Joseph and sister Rita. She will be sadly missed by her loving partner of 32 years, Thomas Power as well as her children; Curry, Michael (Jane Anne), Roger (Heather), Lianne Lariviere, Cyndy (Glenn Parsons), Mark (Glenda), Patrick (Shelly) and her precious 19 grand children and 10 great grandchildren. Margaret also leaves to mourn her sisters DeeDee Lepine (Don Whitmore), Betty (Wayne Telford), Jeanette (late Gary Romain) and brother Johnny (Madeline). She is fondly remembered by Tommy’s children; Joan, Jim, Mary Ellen along with their spouses and children. Margaret will be missed by her Aunt Marie, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, Bingo and camping friends and Betty & Matt Brown. Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 134 Centre St, Shawville, Quebec on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 and Thursday from 9:30-10:30a.m. Mass of Christian Burial to Immaculate Conception Church, Bryson, Quebec for service at 11:00 a.m. Donations to Renfrew Hospice or Pembroke Regional Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Team would be appreciated. With tears of sorrow we cry each day. In angels’ arms you were carried away. Your memories of love and laughter shall not fade for inside our hearts you will always stay. www.hayesfuneralhome.ca
GILMORE, Timothy William “Tim” Suddenly at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the age of 58. Loving father of Curtis Brown (deceased May 20, 2012). Grandfather of Skyler Riddell. Son of William Gilmore and the late Edwina (nee Blimkie). Dear brother of Philene Richard (Keith) and Jim Gilmore (Sharon). Loving uncle of Chantel Richard (Dylan Dagg). At Tim’s request, a graveside service will be held in the spring. Cremation has taken place. Donations in Tim’s memory may be made to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice. Condolences or donations may be made at www.mcphailandperkins.ca
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Peacefully in hospital on Friday, February 26, 2016 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Clarance. Dear mother of Lynda Mulligan (late David) and Wayne (Marilou). Loving grandmother of Ryan (Stephanie) and Reid. Sister of Jean Henderson (Hartley). Predeceased by her sister Blanche Tarling (late Arthur). Friends attended a visitation at the Kars Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 1610 Roger Stevens Dr., Kars on Monday, February 29th from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Tuesday, March 1st at 11 a.m. Spring interment Rideauvales Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.
Passed away suddenly on March 4, 2016 in hospital. Clare Of Richmond, ON., in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Irene (nee Giles). Much loved father to Paul of Richmond, ON., Rodney (Debbie) of Perth, ON., Karen of Richmond, ON., and Dale (Lisa) of Kinburn, ON. Proud grandfather to Travis of Perth, ON., Shane of Stittsville, ON., also Tim and Kyle of Kinburn, ON. Survived by his siblings Ann (Bob), Charlie (Debbie), Elaine (John), Mary, also brother-in-law Elford, as well as his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, brothers and brothers-in-law Menzie and Ivan. Family and Friends Visited C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON 613-256-3313 On Monday, March 7, 2016 from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm. Chapel Service was held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 11am. Reception followed at the Almonte Legion. Spring interment at St. George’s Anglican Church Cemetery in Clayton, ON. Donations in memory of Clare may be made to St. John’s Anglican Church in Richmond, ON., or a charity of your choice. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com
Jim passed away peacefully surrounded by his children, on March 2, 2016, at the age of 62 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of Colleen (Turner), loving father (Pops) to Laura (Chris), and Thomas (Florina). Cherished grandpa to Elizabeth and Joseph. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Rose Legree, and his brother Edward of Renfrew. Survived by sisterin-law Carol Legree. He will be sadly missed by the Turner clan, along with his many nieces, nephews and friends. Private family service was held on March 3, 2016. In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Jim to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation online at www.zohrfuneralhome.com You will be forever in our hearts.
CARSON – In Loving memory of Brandon (B.J.) Carson, March 12, 2013. Those special memories of you Will always bring a smile, If only I could have you back For just a little while. Then we could sit and talk again, Just like we used to do, You always meant so very much, And always will do too. The fact that you’re no longer here, Will always cause me pain, But, you’re forevery in my heart. Until we meet again, Love always, Kevin, Connie, Mamma & Grandma Carson
JANET ROBERTSON June 12, 1964 - March 11, 2015 There are no words to tell you Mom What losing you has meant But now each day brings memories Of happy years we spent You’d want us all to smile again And that’s just what we do Every time we reminisce With loving thoughts of you You’re with us when Each new day dawns And when we say Goodnight Our guardian angel here on earth And Heaven’s shining light We miss you Always on our minds Forever in our hearts Love April, Alyssa and Amber
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“New” Volunteer Driver Positions Available Are you looking for something to do? Recently Retired? Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors At Home Program Inc. is actively recruiting volunteers who have a passion of giving back to the community by becoming an “In Town Seniors Transportation Volunteer Driver” by providing door to door personal assistance to seniors of our community. ➢ Choose your own weekly volunteer day (Monday to Friday) ➢ One day per week for 4 hours (10:00am to 2:00pm) ➢ Driving a company vehicle ➢ Consider joining our dedicated team of community volunteers All volunteer drivers will be required to; ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢
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came into effect on how maple syrup is graded, classified and labelled. Maple weekend festivities run April 2-3 in various locations around the province and the 40th annual Perth Festival of the Maples is set for April 30. “Ontario is famous for its delicious maple syrup and we encourage all Ontarians to try locally produced, quality maple syrup at either a local maple syrup producer or one of our upcoming Maple Weekend events,” said Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Associatin president Terry Hoover. “Everyone is welcome to stop by one of our sugar bushes, see maple syrup being made and take a tour around the operation. To find out more about our Maple weekend events and sugarbush locations, visit OntarioMaple.com.”
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PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKERS PART TIME & MATERNITY LEAVE TERM (Competition #16-23) SUMMER RELIEF: MAY—SEPTEMBER 2016 (Competition #16-24) Qualifications: Personal Support Worker Certificate or equivalent as per O. Reg. 79/10 of the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 Certificate – Food Safety Awareness Program recognized by a Public Health Unit The ability to work any shifts, be available for short-notice call-ins and to maintain regular attendance is required Note: Nursing students currently enrolled in an accredited Ontario college or university who have successfully passed their first year of the BScN or PN course will be eligible to apply for summer relief positions. Hiring is dependent upon submission of proof of successful completion of the student’s current school year, as well as active enrollment status within the BScN or PN programs.
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Compensation: $24.03 – $24.37 per hour. No benefits.
The successful candidate will perform research and analysis on legislation, policy and information documents; coordinate and monitor special projects; administratively coordinate Township Council and Committee meetings, including attending said meetings and taking minutes; act as initial contact for planning questions from the general public and circulate applications under the Planning Act. Duties also include general office duties. The ideal candidate will possess a Post-Secondary office administration diploma with high efficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and excellent oral and written communication skills as well as a minimum of five years of Office Administration experience preferably in municipal government. Successful completion of AMCTO’s Municipal Administration Program (MAP) or Primer on Planning (POP) program will be considered an asset. For more information on our beautiful Township, visit our website at www.hortontownship.ca .
The 2016 job rate is $40,035 to $45,060. The position has a comprehensive benefits package. A detailed job description is available upon request.
Interested and qualified applicants are invited to forward a confidential resume, detailing current qualifications along with a covering letter by 12:00 pm, Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016, via email to: email@example.com. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those considered for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information will be collected for the principal purpose of determining an applicant’s eligibility for potential employment. The Township of Horton is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation for an applicant with a disability will be provided upon request.
FOOD SERVICE WORKER—SUMMER RELIEF: MAY—SEPTEMBER 2016 (Competition #16-25) Qualifications: Certificate – Food Service Worker Program, as approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care OR Diploma – Cook/Chef course from an established college or have attained Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program status or an equivalent program as determined by the employer Certificate – Food Safety Awareness Program, as approved by a Public Health Unit The ability to work any shifts, be available for short-notice call-ins and to maintain regular attendance is required Compensation: $23.13—$23.63 per hour. No benefits.
HOUSEKEEPING / LAUNDRY AIDE—SUMMER RELIEF: MAY—SEPTEMBER 2016 (Competition #16-26) Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent combination of education and experience Knowledge and experience of housekeeping / laundry operations The ability to work any shifts, be available for short-notice call-ins and to maintain regular attendance is required Compensation: Housekeeping Aide — $24.03—$24.37 per hour. Laundry Aide — $22.48—$22.99 per hour. No benefits.
The Township of Horton is located 65 km west of Ottawa along Hwy 17 and situated between the Ottawa River and the Town of Renfrew. The Township is looking for an Administrative/Planning Assistant. Reporting to the CAO/Clerk, the Administrative /Planning Assistant provides clerical support to the CAO/Clerk and Council.
Please send your resume, stating applicable competition number by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2016 to: Human Resources, County of Renfrew 9 International Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org (in MS Word or pdf format) Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the selection process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
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Irish food Sunday at St. Paul’s for fans of St. Patrick
The St Patrick’s luncheon this Sunday, March 13 at St Paul’s Anglican church in Renfrew is designed to honour one of the world’s most favourite saints. Why is St. Patrick of Ireland one of the world’s most popular saints, you ask? Well let’s learn a bit about him to see if we can figure this out. It was an act of defiance that changed the course of a nation. Patrick lit a fire in pagan 5th century Ireland, ushering Christianity into the country. So how does lighting a fire first make one a saint and two make one popular? Who was this man who became the patron saint of Ireland? Ireland was a beautiful island shrouded in terrible darkness. Warlords and druids ruled the land. Patrick was born into a Christian family. His father was a dea-
con; his grandfather a priest. But Patrick, from an early age, didn’t have any serious interest in religion. At that time, he was practically an atheist. When he was 14 or so, he was captured by Irish pirates and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. At the time, Ireland was a land of Druids and pagans, but Patrick turned to God and in so doing he wrote: “The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soul was rosed, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same. “I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain.” When he was 20, he escaped after having a dream from God in which he was told to leave Ireland
by going to the coast. There he found some sailors who took him back to Britain and was reunited with his family. Later Patrick saw another vision which he described this way: “I saw a man coming, as it were from Ireland. His name was Victoricus, and he carried many letters, and he gave me one of them. I read the heading: ‘The Voice of the Irish’. “As I began the letter, I imagined in that moment that I heard the voice of those very people who were near the wood of Foclut, which is beside the western sea and they cried out, as with one voice: ‘We appeal to you, holy servant boy, to come and walk among us’.” Patrick studied and was sent to take the Gospel to Ireland by the Catholic church. When he arrive he found that he had arrived in an Ireland of tribal-
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ism, an Ireland of war, an Ireland of suspicion, an Ireland of violence and death. He arrived in this Ireland as a virtual stranger to this country of warring factions under control of the druids and pagan kings. It was an act of defiance that changed the course of a nation. Patrick lit a fire in pagan 5th century Ireland, ushering Christianity into the country. As a part of the annual seasonal change to spring, the pagan worship of the seasons into summer, a fire would be lit, and it was the only light allowed and the fire was on the hill of Tara. No other lights were allowed at all in Ireland. On the hill of Slane, Patrick - in direct defiance of the high king of Tara - lit a forbidden fire. He was summoned before the king. While we can imagine what
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Now is a great time to try something new, and the Admaston-Bromley Public Library (ABPL) has the perfect new experience. Try downloading free e-books and audiobooks using the library’s new app, Overdrive. You can download the app to almost any device, including desktop computers or smartphones. You just need your library card. If you haven’t got a card yet, visit your local library. You can find the links you need to download the app on ABPL’s Facebook page or website: www.admastonbromleylibrary.com. Visit the library on Monday or Wednesday evenings if you need some training on Overdrive. With your library card as your passport, more new adventures await you when you visit the library’s new website and check out its e-resources. You’ll find free databases like Mango Languages, which can teach you
22 languages using actual conversations or World Travel A-Z, which gives you access to a database of maps and travel information to more than 200 cities. World Book and World Book Junior, Ancestry Online, and NoveList are other databases also available to patrons for free - just go to the website and follow the links to the E-Resources page. There are always new books and DVDs to enjoy, including all of the 2016 Canada Reads titles. One way you can find out what titles are available at the library is by visiting the online catalogue, which you can access from the website. Knitting classes on Mondays from 6:30-8 p.m. are free and open to patrons who want to learn a new skill. Children might meet some new friends if they visit the library on Wednesday, March 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon for a March Break Kids’ Party. Any questions contact email@example.com or call 613-649-2576.
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There is no sugar coating it! Living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) isn’t a cakewalk. In fact, patients with this diagnosis struggle to make 600 decisions every day just to keep their blood sugars in check. That’s why Renfrew Victoria Hospital (RVH) recently hosted a group of people living with the disease to connect, talk about strategies to better manage their sugar levels, and provide a forum to express frustrations and success stories. Donna Reid, dietitian with the diabetes program at RVH, says the presentation was geared to a very vulnerable (and sparse) population - people who are under 30 years old living with Type 1 Diabetes. “They may have had diabetes from a young age or they may have been diagnosed in their 20s, but they all struggle to manage the many aspects of keeping blood glucose at reasonable levels without too many low blood sugar events,” she explains. This is a challenging time of life as many are in school, starting out on their own, or starting families. They want to be active, social and limit the restrictions that accompany T1D. To help provide inspiration and introduce new resources to local patients, Reid and Claire Zanetti, RVH’s certified diabetes educator, reached out to one of their insulin pump manufacturing companies with a request for support to bring two guest speakers to RVH. The discussion held on Feb. 11 featured Adam Elliot and Michelle Sorensen. It was attended by 16 patients and support people - a few of the patients had never been in a room with other fellow T1D pa-
tients before. Elliot, who was diagnosed with T1D at age 12, is now a 21-year-old university student. He shared his story and how he has developed a support system amongst his friends so that they know what to do if he runs into trouble with low blood sugar levels. Sorensen is a clinical psychologist who also happens to live with T1D. She helped the patients understand the process of accepting diabetes in your life and the impact of stress and anxiety as a factor in managing the disease. There were also a few tools she provided based upon cognitive behavioural therapy techniques. Her approach is to better equip patients to change negative thoughts about diabetes so those thoughts don’t become a barrier to living life to its fullest. Reid and Zanetti report that this educational event was extremely valuable to the patients; plans are in the works to hold a similar discussion aimed at all age groups. “We also have a member from the community offering to start a support group, something that Renfrew has not had in the past,” Reid adds. After the session, Sorenson shared how important these types of discussions are - especially to young people: “Our T1 friends really need this support and it’s lovely to see them benefitting.” “Our certified diabetes educators, Donna and Claire have offered great services to our patients over the years and this new initiative is another fine example of focusing on the needs of our patients and families,” said RVH CEO, Randy Penney.
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the sanctuary at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church for the next two Sundays, March 13 and 20. Each card package contains an original painted post card-sized nature scene, watercolour, mounted on stationary and includes an envelope ready for mailing or gift-giving. One hundred per cent of the proceeds go to feed the hungry – 50 per cent to the Renfrew and District Food Bank and 50 per cent to the mission and ser-
vice fund of the United Church of Canada. The price of each card is $10. If you buy two you can choose a third free of charge. All previous sales have been sell-outs and the artist has already donated thousands of dollars to feed the hungry. Buyers will be able to choose from a selection of more than 100 cards.
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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Without your knowledge, you have made it to the top of a very influential person’s list. This can only mean good things for your future, Aries. Be proud of yourself. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Friends and family who seem meddlesome may have more noble motives, Taurus. Give these loved ones the benefit of the doubt and be glad they care so much. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, a big project means you will be working with others in the week ahead. Put your best foot forward and be receptive of others’ ideas and suggestions. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you are full of energy this week, but for whatever reason you are still holding back. Don’t be afraid to unleash that energy and get to work. Others will be impressed. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Mull an invitation before responding this week, Leo. You can find both pros Here’s How It Works: and cons to accepting the invitation, and taking the time to consider it will ensure you make the right call. Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric Virgo, a healthy sense of ambition will move a project along much more clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! quickly than you or others had imagined. Once the work is done, you’ll have plenty of time to relax. 42 The Renfrew Mercury - Thursday, March 10, 2016
LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 A person from your past may come into your life, Libra. He or she stirs up old emotions, and you may need to take a step back in a current relationship. Think things over carefully. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, your ambition is growing, but you are already beginning to feel overwhelmed. You may need to put the brakes on any new endeavors for a little while. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Any business transactions you make this week can have a lasting effect on your financial status, Sagittarius. This means carefully considering every purchase. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, expenses are piling up, and soon your stress levels may be rising as a result. You can use a dose of good news, and it’s coming this week. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Someone is rubbing you the wrong way, Aquarius. Just walk away and don’t let this person get under your skin. Taking the high road will serve you best in the long run. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, the week ahead is full of promise. Your energy levels are soaring, and you are poised to meet new people and make things happen. 0310
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Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, 291 Plaunt St. S., is hosting a community supper at 4:30 p.m. Please join us for food and fellowship. Freewill offering at the door. Please call the office at 613-432-2285 for info.
RCAF Wing Tuesday Night Darts for Fun. Every Tuesday evening in the Roundel Lounge. Cost is $2. No skills required just Fun! Call the Lounge for details at 613-432-9155
You are invited to a farmer’s breakfast in support of the Heavy Horse Show - Cobden Fair, Cobden Agricultural Hall, Cobden Fair Grounds from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost for children is $5 and adults $7.
RCAF Wing bingo every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the main hall. Great prizes! Food and snacks available at the canteen. Sport Renfrew bingo starts at 7 p.m. every Sunday at the RCAF Wing. Seniors in your community need you. Become a volunteer Driver or Meals on Wheels volunteer today. For more info or to register, call 613628-2354 (Eganville Seniors). Unlike a job you can drive as little or as much as you want.
MARCH 10 The Burnstown WI meeting will be at the Burnstown United Church at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Charlotte Leitch. She will be speaking on downsizing. It’s an afternoon of Irish music at the Golden Age Activity Centre. Begins with lunch at noon $6 for shepherd’s pie. Entertainment starts at 1:30 p.m. with Katie Skerkowski and the Leprechauns Bob Schwartz and Kent Smith. Support the Centre and have a great time.
MARCH 11 Community soup day 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. homemade soup, bread, cheese, drink and dessert, Trinity United Church, 1982 Forester’s Falls Rd., Forester’s Falls. Cost $6. Everyone welcome. Come and enjoy lunch with your friends and neighbours!! Golden Age Activity Centre will be having a grilled cheese lunch for $4 at noon. Music with Barry, Rita and Richard will follow at 1 p.m. Plan to attend and enjoy the afternoon. Annual St. Patrick’s soup and sandwich luncheon fundraiser. Cost $8 per person. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Entertainment by Guy Jamieson and friends, 30 Bell St., Eganville Seniors Centre. For more information, call 613-628-2354.
MARCH 12 Celebrate St Pat`s at the DACA center noon to 6 p.m. Fiddlers, step dancers and singers. Emcee is Dai Bassett. Irish stew served all day long. The next Anishaanabe Cultural Circle will be held in Renfrew at Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church, 291 Plaunt St. South from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone interested in learning about native culture in the Valley is invited to come out. Please bring a dish for potluck and a hand drum or rattle if you have one.
St. Patrick’s Day Party, at Horton Community Centre, door open at 1 p.m., music begins at 1:30 p.m. with entertainment by Dai Basset and baked potato bar.
Groves Park Lodge St. Patrick’s Day Spaghetti Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Gem Hall - 470 Raglan St. N, featuring Dennis Harrington and friends. $9 eat-in or take-out. Call 613-432-5823, ext. 113 to place your take-out orders. All proceeds go to the resident’s fund. Celebrate St. Patrick ’s Day at the Golden Age Activity Centre with Frank Campbell and friends. The fun begins at 1 p.m.
MARCH 18 Horton Community Centre Country Dance featuring Ray Kohlsmith and Friends, $10 per person, light lunch served. Tickets available at the door or in advance at Scott and Sons Hardware Renfrew.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church Renfrew is hosting an Irish luncheon starting at noon Renfrew County Fiddlers’ will be hosting a post St. Patty’s dance from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Renfrew Canadian Legion. Admission: $6 nonMARCH 15 members. Wear your green for the St. Pat’s Party at the Golden Age Activity Centre beginning at noon The Training and Learning Centre is hosting with an Irish stew lunch $6. Guy Jamieson and a Dessert Auction fundraiser at the Eganville Legion, 57 Veterans Way. Preston Cull, aucfriends will keep your toes tapping and have tioneer, proceeds go to improving literacy in you dancing beginning at 1 p.m. All proceeds Renfrew County. Entertainment, prizes, raffle, to the centre. and homemade desserts, viewing at 6 p.m. and auction starts at 7 p.m. MARCH 16
MARCH 19 The Upper Ottawa Genealogical Group will hold a meeting at their library, 222 Dickson Street, (corner of Maple) Pembroke at 10:30 a.m. Jackie Patterson and Betty Almon-Felhaber will speak on ‘Beginning DNA Research’. What you can expect to get from the major research companies and the cost. Everyone welcome St Patrick’s Day stew dinner, Calabogie United Church hall, 1044 Madawaska St. in Calabogie from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: adults $10, children six to 10 $5 and children five and under free.
MARCH 20 Ladies Auxiliary cards at the Renfrew Legion, 1 p.m. Cost $8 includes light lunch. Dacre and Area Community Association (DACA) is holding an Easter Bingo at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 for five cards for the night. Join us for an evening of fun and friendship. Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, 291 Plaunt St. S. is hosting a ‘Messy Church’ event from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Please joins us for stories, activities, and dinner. Freewill offering at the door. Please enter via Quarry Street entrance.
The Renfrew Refugee Welcome Group is hosting a public meeting at 7 p.m. at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church with a presentation by Chéla Breckon, project manager for the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) in Renfrew County. Chéla’s current focus is on helping communities in Renfrew County to welcome Syrian refugee families fleeing the crisis in Syria. All are welcome. March Break Party at the Library: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Admaston-Bromley Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Kids ages four to 10 are welcome. Join us for crafts, snacks, games, and stories. Please RSVP on Facebook or via email: email@example.com St. Patrick’s day lunch at noon at the Denbigh/ Griffith Lions Hall Hwy #41, Griffith $7. Call 613-333-2366 or 613-333-1082 to reserve your spot. Paramedics on site to do Wellness Clinic from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Northern Lights Seniors meeting at 1 p.m. and entertainment after. Horton Township U6 soccer registration from 6 to 8 p.m. at Horton Community Centre, 1005 Castleford Rd., $60 per player
MARCH 17 The Renfrew Silver Seniors are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Renfrew Legion with music by Dennis Harrington & Friends 1 to 4 p.m. Irish Stew will be served at 4 p.m., cost $10, tickets available from Pat at 613-649-2756, members only. Irish stew supper at Glasgow United Church from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Freewill donation. The Renfrew Mercury - Thursday, March 10, 2016 43
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