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Thursday, February 14, 2013 • 44 pages

Mayor Briscoe returns medal Peter Clark

Admaston-Bromley Township Mayor RayeAnne Briscoe has joined her Greater Madawaska counterpart Peter Emon in returning her Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Mayor Briscoe received a letter from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Feb. 6. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. During the year of celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians are recognized, nominated by their peers. The medal was created by the Government of Canada to mark Queen Elizabeth IIʼs 60 years of service to Canada. In the letter Briscoe received, it was noted that ʻyour peers in local government across the county admire your accomplishments as a community leader.ʼ “Obviously, from coast-to-coast to coast, every mayor received this medal, regardless of whether they were on leave due to commission investigations, currently under criminal charges, in court defending charges laid, and in all likelihood, facing other nefarious claims attached to their activities,” Mayor Briscoe said in her reply to the FCM.

Renfrew Mayor Bill Ringrose accepts jubilee medal. – Page 3 –


Lauren Campbell-Brunke is among Calabogie Ski Racing Club members who are heating up the slopes. – Page 19 –

Perfect skies for shinny Brady O’Gorman carries the puck, with Evan Buch hot on his heels, in pickup action at the Douglas Frosty Fun Winter Carnival on the weekend.

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Horton holds back on First Chute power project Steve Newman

Kirk Hisko of Renfrew authors his first book, The Wizard’s Tale. – Page 31 –

The Renfrew Power Generation is looking to protect its financial future with new projects on the Bonnechere River. But at least one of those projects isnʼt getting automatic support. Work continues to develop the Thomas Low Generating Station Project, which entails replacing two early-1900s generating stations. RPG is also looking down river about 10 kilometres to develop another project at the First Chute in Horton Township, but Horton council says it wonʼt give official support at this time. When applying to the Ontario Pow-

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er Authority (OPA), bodies such as RPG earn points, including two points for official support from the host municipality. RPG general manager Peter Boldt attended a Jan. 22 meeting with council to field questions, but that meeting did not lead, as anticipated, to official municipal support at the Feb. 5 meeting of Horton council. Staff had prepared a motion calling for Hortonʼs support of the project, at Lot 4, Concession 9, but the motion was not brought forward. Another motion directs Horton council to ask OPA to grant the opportunity to conduct a peer review of RPGʼs environmental impact study if RPGʼs application is successful. If the green light was given for the peer re-

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view, the study would be conducted at RPGʼs expense. Hortonʼs caution is fitting, says scientist, environmentalist and Horton resident Kathy Lindsay, who sat in on Horton council Feb. 5. She also attended the Jan. 22 meeting and followed up with a lengthy letter to council in which she said “it would seem prudent” for Horton Township and the Town of Renfrew to put the First Chute project “on hold until the Thomas Low development proves itself.” In her letter, she presents seven concerns: • the loss of the Bonnechere Riverʼs last, free-flowing rapids; • loss of the First Chute for its recreational, tourism, natural, social, cul-

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tural and heritage value; • shoreline erosion; • aquatic migratory concerns; • construction-related road repairs; • increased sediment loads in the Bonnechere and Ottawa rivers; and • more costs than benefits for Horton. Lindsay, who has a PhD in landscape ecology, said in the same letter that the project will alter the First Chute for generations to come “at a time when we are facing a changing climate that is projected to result in water deficits in our managed waterways. “Horton should not be rushed into making a decision to endorse this project at this time.” See HORTON, page 7

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Charting the course for a healthy future The Renfrew and Area Health Services Village held a meeting Jan. 18 that was very well attended and included many special guests, to discuss physician recruitment and economic development. From left are Renfrew Victoria Hospital CEO and board member Randy Penney, Chris Farley-Ratcliffe of Health Force Ontario, County of Renfrew representatives Alastair Baird and Craig Kelley, Admaston-Bromley Mayor and Renfrew and Area Health Services Village chair Raye-Anne Briscoe, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski, and Renfrw County development and property director Paul Moreau. The board continues to explore possibilities with an eye to enhancing and expanding the health-care offerings available in the village, which includes the Town of Renfrew and the neighbouring municipalities or Admaston-Bromley, Horton and Greater Madawaska.

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Ringrose accepts diamond jubilee medal ‘somewhat’ proudly Steve Newman

Sweet addition to the EORN board of directors Steve Newman

MEDAL Continued from front

“When receiving the medal, because of what was said in the letter, and the fact I was not chosen by my peers, it just makes me feel so sad and regrettable that an organization would decide to do this to what was intended to be an earned and honest award to a community individual, and then, at the end of the day, obviously there were medals left over, just blanket them out,


During Monday’s council meeting, Renfrew Mayor Bill Ringrose says he’s pleased to accept the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal sent to him. see it.” To which the mayor added, “I guess Iʼm entitled to wear it at Remembrance Days and Canada Days on my chest. I think we have a good council here. I think we have good staff. I think weʼre doing a good job.” At the same time, he said he was frustrated by the behaviour by some heads of council in Canada. Their questionable behaviour, suggested Ringrose, seems to be happening at many levels of government, but “not around this table (of town council). I think people here do know what their responsibilities are, they participate, and they declare conflicts when they obviously need to, and they participate in a way that does them well. “So, Iʼm saying, thank you to FCM and thank you (council) for being part of that. Iʼd love to be able to have seven of these to hand around the table.” The mayor acknowledged other heads of municipal council have different perspectives. “I have no intention to be interviewed on this,” added Ringrose. “I think Iʼve said all Iʼm going to say right now. And I will take it home, with some degree of pride, and it will be

my memento perhaps of this council.” Reeve Green responded by saying, “Iʼm very proud of the decision that you made. I donʼt think thereʼs any mayor that holds a seat in the Province of Ontario that doesnʼt do side work and volunteer work that is never accounted for … To me, I can assure you the medal came because the queen has celebrated an anniversary. “And thatʼs the bottom line, and not whether it came in the mail or whether itʼs based in gold. I think it has come to the right people, when it has come to the mayors, and I, for one, am very proud of what you have done tonight. Congratulations.”

send them out without really getting the process in place for nominations and so on,” Briscoe said. “It was just a debacle. I just feel so terrible about the whole thing. Sending it back was the only thing I could do.” Mayor Briscoe said that an apology by FCM to Canadian mayors who actually believe they have been singled out is very much in order. “This is such a sad and disappointing classic example of an action that devalued the

coinage of the realm. Shame on our organization,” Mayor Briscoe concluded in her response. The two mayors in Renfrew County who truly deserve a Queenʼs Jubilee Medal are Petawawa and former Renfrew County Warden Bob Sweet for his work with Expo 150, and Laurentian Valley Mayor Jack Wilson, who will have put in 50 years of service to the township upon completion of his current term in 2014, Mayor Briscoe added.

“I’m very proud of the decision that you made. I don’t think there’s any mayor that holds a seat in the Province of Ontario that doesn’t do ... volunteer work that is never accounted for.” RENFREW REEVE AUDREY GREEN

As the past warden of Renfrew County, Bob Sweet was no longer as closely linked to the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus and its role in seeing successful completion of the Eastern Ontario Regional Network. But not any more. Sweet was asked in January by EOWC chairman Mel Campbell and EORN chairman Dave Burton to join EORNʼs board of directors, and now heʼs the newest member. “I asked to allow my name to stand because I was a past EOWC chair and past warden who was very much involved with the original plan,” said Sweet. “Iʼve been on the ground floor with this particular project, and itʼs important to be a part of this group because weʼre now going into the last mile. “This will take (increased broadband) into all parts of Renfrew County “ As a director, Sweet said, “I just want to make sure weʼre addressing all the issues, although Iʼm not suggesting for a moment that they havenʼt been or they wonʼt.” Arnprior Reeve Walter Stack said Sweetʼs a great selection for the position. “He has worked as warden and chair of the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus, and with the provincial fiscal review committee,” said Stack. “His experience and knowledge makes him an absolutely perfect candidate.” By yearʼs end, the EORN program will bring increased broadband access to residents across eastern Ontario with


The gap analysis clearly showed that Renfrew County and other eastern Ontario counties were clearly disadvantaged, when compared to the likes of Ottawa, Toronto and other major centres in North America. Jan. 30 county council supported Sweetʼs appointment as the countyʼs representative, following the recent resignation of EORN board treasurer John Fenik of Perth. The appointment was confirmed through a recommendation of the countyʼs striking committee and unanimously passed by county council. The board will have nine members, including members yet to selected for separated municipalities (such as Brockville, Cornwall and Belleville) and First Nation

Bob Sweet was among those who pushed in 2005 for an Internet gap analysis that eventually led to the $170-million EORN project. communities. The boardʼs other members are chair Burton, whoʼs a former warden for Haliburton County, as well as J. Murray Jones of Peterborough County, former Frontenac County warden Gary Davison, public members Warren Arsenault and David Koa, and Tweed Mayor Joanne Albert. The boardʼs duties will include overseeing the awarding of contracts to service providers. Some have been awarded, and others remain to be awarded. “This will be a tremendous boost not only to our residents, but more importantly it will greatly assist in the economic development of our region,” said Sweet. EORN is scheduled to result in new or enhanced Internet service for nearly 31,000 homes and businesses across Renfrew County by the autumn of 2013. EORN was established as a non-profit organization to manage the awarding of contracts for the broadband network. Additional challenges of the board, says Sweet, will include finding connectivity for those households still not linked to the network. Meanwhile, Sweet says the project is ahead of schedule and under budget.

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Despite criticisms that the specialness of receiving a Queenʼs Diamond Jubilee Medal has been tarnished, because about 2,000 municipal heads of council have received one, Renfrew Mayor Bill Ringrose says heʼs proud to accept his. He received the medal in the mail last week before telling council members and staff directors, at the end of Mondayʼs council meeting. Not only did he say he is accepting the medal, but he said he wished he had seven of them— one for each member of town council. Other than comments made to council, he said he wouldnʼt comment further on the topic that has been clouded with more controversy since some local politicians, including Renfrew County Warden Peter Emon and AdmastonBromley Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe, refused theirs, saying other individuals were far more deserving. Ringrose received his congratulatory note via an email to the town website, from FCM president Karen Leibovici of Edmonton. The medals went to each head of council of FCM member municipalities, or to about 2,000 mayors or reeves, said a spokesman at the FCM office in Ottawa. In making his comments at Mondayʼs meeting, Ringrose said heʼd be more comfortable talking about it away from council over a Coke and cookies, “but we canʼt.” Reeve Audrey Green asked if council members could look at the medal before it was sent back, but Ringrose was about to say he wasnʼt returning the medal. Mayor Ringrose said he first thought Leiboviciʼs letter was a hoax, but a week later the medal arrived in the mail. “I happen to have here a jubilee medal, which I received,” Ringrose told council. “Iʼm somewhat proud of it. I guess I would have been a little prouder if in fact someone had nominated me … but that is not the process, as I understand it. “I think weʼve all been in the wrong place at the wrong time; this might be my right place at the right time.” The mayor said the opportunities to display the medal will be infrequent, and “the last time, I wonʼt be here to

the help of 160 new access points. As Sweet points out, the program was intended to get to areas that were uneconomical to reach. EORNʼS 5,500-km. network of new and existing fibre-optics cables will bring or enhance broadband Internet to residents across eastern Ontario. With 160 new access points, EORN will bring Renfrew County and others parts of eastern Ontario forward as equal players in the world of information-dissemination capacity, says Sweet. Sweet was among those who pushed in 2005 for an Internet gap analysis that eventually led to the $170-million EORN project, as contributors were EOWC with about $10 million, the federal and provincial government with $55 million each, and the private sector with the balance.

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The merger of the Arnprior and Renfrew OPP detachments is now ofďŹ cial, but residents of the towns shouldnĘźt see much if any difference in service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The staff are still there (in the Arnprior detachment ofďŹ ce),â&#x20AC;? said Renfrew community services ofďŹ cer Janice Sawbridge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is the same ofďŹ cers coming and going.â&#x20AC;? She said that the civilian staff have also been retained to run the detachment ofďŹ ce. Arnprior council agreed in December that it would be to the townĘźs beneďŹ t to keep the ofďŹ ce open even if it cost town taxpayers more. The only major stafďŹ ng change is that there is no longer a staff sergeant at the Arnprior ofďŹ ce. The detachmentĘźs last commander was Julie Cyr, who became the acting Staff Sergeant last May replacing Mike Forester. Cyr left the Arnprior detachment in December to take up another posting.

Renfrew detachment commander Colin Slight assumes that duty over the Arnprior ofďŹ ce as well. However, well-known Arnprior ofďŹ cer Steve Linton has been appointed a community sergeant and will be a point person at the Arnprior ofďŹ ce for anyone with questions or comments about policing in town. Linton will work week days and concentrate on administrative and supervisory duties. Sawbridge will provide media releases for both the Renfrew and Arnprior ofďŹ ces. Overall, the merger should result in efďŹ ciencies and lower overtime costs translating into annual savings of up to $350,000, claim the OPP. That was a major factor in Arnprior councilĘźs decision to support the merger, as quickly rising police costs have been a major irritant for the town as well as all municipalities around the province. The integrated detachment shifts Arnprior into the detachment that also looks after McNab-Braeside, Horton, Renfrew,

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Greater Madawaska and parts of Admaston-Bromley and Whitewater Region. Sawbridge said that Arnprior will have a representative on Community Policing Advisory Committee (CPAC), but not the Renfrew Police Services Board. In the Renfrew detachment area, Renfrew and Admaston-Bromley have police service boards as they have contracts with the OPP. The other municipalities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; McNabBraeside, Horton, Greater Madawaska and Whitewater â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are already represented on CPAC, which helps the detachment set community priorities. Sawbridge said the newly integrated detachment will be pleased to work with Arnprior Community Policing if it resumes its activities. It will also be using OPP Auxiliary members in town, she added, noting several members of the Renfrew OPP Auxiliary live in the Arnprior area. Other beneďŹ ts to Arnprior from the merger will be access to grants for different specialized services and a guaranteed level of service in ofďŹ cer hours per year.

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If the provincial governmentĘźs indication that Connecting Link funding is over, and not being replaced by a similar program, the town should be very concerned, says Renfrew development and works director Mike Asselin. Connecting Link funding has provided 90 per cent of the funding for projects that involved roads that serve as connecting links between provincial highways.

Sixty Ontario municipalities have been eligible for such funding and since about 2000 Renfrew has received about $5.1 million in Connecting Link projects valued at $5.6 million. These included reconstruction of Bridge Street, and work on other connecting links, including a $200,000 OĘźBrien Road corridor study. However, similar funding in the future may be in serious jeopardy. It appears there wonĘźt be any more Connecting Link funding, at least not

ofďŹ cially, according to a letter by then Transportation Minister Bob Chiarelli (who has just been named Premier Kathleen WynneĘźs new energy minister). ChiarelliĘźs letter to Mayor Bill Ringrose that was received Jan. 23, 2013 acknowledged â&#x20AC;&#x153;the challenges facing municipalities in maintaining their infrastructure.â&#x20AC;? According to Chiarelli, the Connecting Link funding will be part of the expanded Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative funding stream.

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Municipalities commit to funding doctor recruitment Steve Newman


Renfrew Industrial Commission executive director Dave Lemkay celebrated his birthday Sunday by receiving a Queen’s Jubilee medal presented by Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant at the Douglas Frosty Fun winter carnival.

Lemkay receives jubilee medal Editor’s note: Following are news releases from the office of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant. Cheryl Gallant, MP for Renfrew-NipissingPembroke, was honoured to present a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to Douglas resident David Lemkay. “David Lemkay is very well known to the people of the Ottawa Valley for his involvement and dedication to community service. His volunteerism to support just causes speaks to the generosity of his time and abilities. Davidʼs numerous involvements in forestry, as a member of the Bravo Task Force to bring highspeed Internet to Renfrew County; the Olympic Torch Committee; the Renfrew and Area Health Services Village and the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association are some examples of his benevolence. “It is an honour to recognize David Lemkay for his service to Canada and to formally acknowledge his significant contributions and achievements,” said Gallant. MEDAL FOR BASSETT

Gallant was also was honoured to present a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to Dai Bassett.

MP Cheryl Gallant and Dai Bassett. “Dai Bassett is a very well known entertainer to the people of the Ottawa Valley. His familiar voice on Valley Heritage Radio is a delight to many listeners. He cares deeply about people in the Ottawa Valley, and is master of ceremonies at many community events. Formerly a farmer from Wales, he is humorous, promotes Renfrew County through Valley Heritage Radio Station, is a volunteer artistic director for Stone Fence Theatre. Frequently the proceeds of his CDs are donated to benefit our local hospitals. “It is an honour to recognize Dai Bassett for his service to Canada and to acknowledge his generous contributions and accomplishments,” said Gallant.

All four local municipalities have committed to longterm financial support of the Renfrew and Area Health Services Village (RAHSV) physician-recruitment program. The Town of Renfrew and Greater Madawaska Township recently made an extended commitment to the program that runs through to 2024. Horton and AdmastonBromley added their support Feb. 5 and 7 respectively. In 2010, each of the four municipalities began making annual contributions of $25,000 for administrative and advertising support of the health services village. A two per cent inflationary raise each year means that contribution will jump to $26,530 in 2013 and $27,061 in 2014. That will continue to rise through to 2024, when the annual contribution will reach $32,987. Each municipality has now committed to long-term funding that includes responsibility for any funding deficit. “Itʼs just a good book of business,” said RAHSV chair Raye-Anne Briscoe, who is also the mayor of Admaston-Bromley. “Itʼs now in writing, so we know from the get-go what the financial responsibilities are.” At present, the health services villageʼs $2.1 million recruitment program has a funding deficit of $360,000, after the Renfrew Industrial Commission (RIC) lowered its financial pledge. Knowing how positively area residents have respond-

ed for years to healthcarerelated causes, future deficits are unlikely, said Horton Township financial services manager Jennifer Barr. The remainder of the $2.1 million recruitment budget is scheduled to come from health services village fundraising of $700,000, plus $140,000 from Renfrew Home Hardware and $900,000 from the RIC. In the motion, the four municipalities “agree to guarantee, in a fair and equitable manner, the $2,100,000 cost to fund the program to recruit a total of 14 doctors through to its completion and until all related debt is paid” by: • granting the health services village to direct any surplus funds from the administration budget into the doctor recruitment program; • creating a line of credit not to exceed $510,000 administered by the Town of Renfrew, to provide necessary cash flow to the doctor recruitment program; and • if required, undertaking additional steps to ensure completion of this recruitment program in a responsible and timely manner. “If we want the program to continue to proceed, this is the way we have to go. If we want doctors, this is what we have to do,” said Horton Deputy Mayor Bob Kingsbury. “This is a provincial responsibility, but because the province isnʼt lining up for that responsibility, we have to put this on the shoulders of our residents.” Kingsbury estimates the extra onus on Horton residents, over and above the original annual commitment

of about $25,000, would be $100,000 if health village fundraising efforts fall seriously short. Seven doctors have been recruited since the program began in 2010. The current financial agreement with the municipalities says the maximum affordable recruitment initiative would be no more than three doctors in 2013, two doctors in 2014 and two in 2015. RSHSV pays recruited doctors to Renfrew six straight annual stipends of $25,000. Similar incentive programs exist elsewhere in Ontario. Health services village vice-chair and Greater Madawaska Mayor Peter Emon said the motion is “important because it confirms the four communitiesʼ commitment to the program, and also assures our partners that weʼre in a true partnership. Iʼm very excited because it shows how important the initiative is.” Renfrew Mayor Bill Ringrose, who helped craft the motion, says the townʼs just doing its share, partly by taking financial responsibility for seeing the program through to its completion. “Because the program has been so successful, and weʼd like to keep it that way, the Town of Renfrew will (also) administer a line of credit,” he said. “Admaston-Bromley has helped on certain logistical issues, so the town stepped forward to provide a line of credit at no cost to the town.” Any interest charges incurred by the account, added Ringrose, will be borne by the health services village.

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The Township of Horton, fronting on the Ottawa River, located in beautiful and scenic Renfrew County and only 40 minutes away from our Nation’s Capital, is seeking a motivated, highly organized individual with superior public relations and technical skills to fill the position of Public Works Manager. Reporting to the CAO/Clerk, the Public Works Manager will be responsible for fulfilling the Public Works and Waste Management Departmental responsibilities; maintaining the Township’s Asset Management Program; supervision of staff and administrative requirements; ensuring that roads, waste and other rural roadway infrastructure are maintained in a safe condition. The Public Works Manager will ensure that service delivery and general public works operations are carried out in a cost effective manner, while implementing a customer service based style that meets all municipal standards and statutory obligations. For further details of the Public Works Manager position and expected qualifications, interested applicants should review the full job description on the Township website at www. Resumes to be submitted to the CAO/Clerk, Horton Township, in an envelope marked “Public Works Manager Position” at 2253 Johnston Road, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z8, by 4:00 pm Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Salary is to be based on the successful candidate’s experience. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine qualifications for potential employment.


Installation of Foam Strip under Ridge Vent on the roof at the Horton Community Centre Sealed tenders clearly marked as “Foam Strip under Ridge Vent REC 2013-01” will be received at the Township Office 2253 Johnston Road, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z8 until 4:00 pm Wednesday February 27, 2013 and will be opened at the Recreation Committee Meeting held later that evening.




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Frame-in open area above Electrical Room in the Rink Change Room Building Sealed tenders clearly marked as “Frame in Rink Change Room - REC 2013-02” will be received at the Township Office 2253 Johnston Road, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z8 until 4:00 pm Wednesday February 27, 2013 and will be opened at the Recreation Committee Meeting held later that evening. A mandatory site meeting for bidders of both tenders will be held Friday February 15th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rink Change Room, 1005 Castleford Road. Tender specs and tender forms for both tenders are available at the Municipal Office and on the Township’s website at www. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.


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D.A.R.E. program getting support from local schools Peter Clark

This year, millions of school children around the world will benefit from Drug Abuse Resistance Education, a highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs and violence. “D.A.R.E. is a program aimed at Grade 6 students, but itʼs also offered if itʼs a split class for (Grades) 5 and 6, and 6 and 7,” explained Renfrew OPP community services officer Janice Sawbridge at Admaston-Bromley Council Thursday evening. The programʼs lessons teach children how to resist peer pressure. “It resists not only drugs, but gang association and violence, and thatʼs because the program was started in Los Angeles where gangs are so prevalent,” Const. Sawbridge said. The series of lessons covers 10 weeks and is police officer led. The officer goes to the classroom and teaches the students how to deal with peer pressure, and the pressure to try drugs. “It also allows children to see police in something other than an enforcement role, see them as a helper in the community,” Const. Sawbridge noted. “Iʼm already teaching the program at Central Public School and Queen Elizabeth. Iʼm in week five at both of

those schools, and itʼs going very well.” The Renfrew Police Services Board is sponsoring the program. The program supplies the officers, who are trained to teach the program, with supplies for free the first year. Upon completion of the program, children receive a certificate. Each child also writes an essay on what they have learned, and the winner gets a medallion. The kids also receive a D.A.R.E. pen with the Canadian flag “as a proud Canadian.” The gift at graduation is a T-shirt. Const. Sawbridge has contacted Admaston Public School and St. Michaelʼs Catholic School. “Both schools are interested in the program. They would like to have us come and teach it,” she said. To offer the program this year, the cost will be about $8 per student, Sawbridge said. There are also some years with no costs in the case of a split class, where Sawbridge would only be attending the school every second year. Admaston-Bromley budget discussions are on the horizon, but Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe foresees no problem for council in covering the cost of this program. “Letʼs say thereʼs 50 kids ($400). You are certainly going to get a good bang for your buck,” the mayor said.

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Salaries and expenses for council members didnʼt break the Horton Township bank account last year. Figures just released for council membersʼ remuneration, benefits and expenses show Mayor Don Eady received $21,421.74, which is down from his total salary and expenses of $23.965.38 in 2011. That amount ranked Eady as the seventh-highest paid of Renfrew County heads of council in 2011, when the highest paid total of salary and expenses was $37,902.54 for Petawawa Mayor Bob Sweet. Eadyʼs 2012 income consisted of $1,693.91 for conference expenses and mileage, and another $19,727.83 for remuneration and benefits. The total cost to the township for remuneration, benefits, conferences and mileage for the five-member council was $90,497.08. The other council members received the following income, based on remuneration and benefits, and conferences and mileage: • Jamey Larone — $18,764.90: $16,796.37 remuneration and benefits, and $1,968.53 for conferences and mileage; • Bob Kingsbury — $18,278.35: $16,961 and $1,316.99; • Margaret Whyte — $16,762.23: $16,106.23 and $656; • Glen Campbell — $15,269.86: $13,104.63 and $2,165.23. The respective base salaries for the mayor and councillors are $11,444 and $7,283. Council members are not paid mileage for regular council or committee meetings, but only for meetings over and above regular business. The difference in remuneration and benefits is much lower for Campbell, than the other councillors, because he didnʼt opt into the townshipʼs health benefits package.


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Nor is Lindsay the only concerned citizen, said Deputy Mayor Bob Kingsbury, who sat in for Mayor Don Eady who is recovering from surgery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a lot of interest out there by quite a few people, and residents of Horton, that we are maybe destroying a natural historical site of our township with no say,â&#x20AC;? said Kingsbury. The deputy mayor said Horton should be asking for some type of control over what happens to the site. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, Renfrew Power Generation owns the land around. Yes, they may own up to the high-water mark on the banks. But they donĘźt own the historical value of the site itself, of the chutes themselves. That is distinct to Horton Township, but I would recommend that we defer this to a future meeting, and that a resolution be put forward asking the powers to be that there be a peer review.â&#x20AC;? Coun. Glen Campbell said he felt the township should work with, and not against, Renfrew Power Generation. Coun. Jamey Larone said council needs to do its homework, including examination of a site plan, before making a decision. Also, he said this decision isnĘźt strictly


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Mother had emptied the big white envelope onto the kitchen table. It had been crammed full with Valentines bought at the drug store in Renfrew. They were of the simplest kind, and each one had a little ďŹ&#x201A;ap at the bottom that could be bent to allow the Valentine to stand on its own. And always, there was one larger Valentine, and much more elegant than the others, for the teacher. There was a great argument who would get the teacher card, until Mother settled the issue by having the whole ďŹ ve of us signing the back of it. The entire packet wouldnĘźt have cost Mother more than a quarter! ValentineĘźs Day at the Northcote School was something special. There was always a cake brought by Miss Crosby, we wore our next-to-Sunday best clothes, and Miss Crosby crammed an entire dayĘźs lessons into the morning, so that the afternoon could be given over to the celebration of ValentineĘźs Day. That year, when I was about six years old, and still one of the youngest at the Northcote School, I remember ValentineĘźs Day as if it were yesterday. The teacher always chose someone to be the mailman, and as usual bad Marguirite was given the job. Miss Crosby had taken the lid off the big white mail box, and handed Marguirite about ďŹ ve cards at a time. It wasnĘźt unusual to get a dozen or more Valentines that day. Most of them were signed by the sender, but some just had â&#x20AC;&#x153;from Guess Whoâ&#x20AC;? on them. These could be funny, or in some cases with the pupils in Senior Fourth, they bore words that bordered on romance. Of course, these were never signed! And I could see my sister Audrey and her friends look around the room, giggle, and try to guess who the sender was. Yes, there was great mystery abounding on ValentineĘźs Day at the Northcote School. My little friends Joyce and Velma, of course, had cards for me, signed â&#x20AC;&#x153;friends foreverâ&#x20AC;? which gladdened my heart. And then there was one card, the picture of which is as vivid in my mind today, as it was back then in the 30s. In itself, it wasnĘźt out of the ordinary. There was a picture of a little girl, and whoever sent

it to me had taken a red crayon and coloured on masses of tangled red curls. They completely covered her head, and cascaded down over her shoulders. She was quite a mess. Of course, I had ďŹ&#x201A;aming red hair! There was enough space left at the bottom for the sender to print â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hate red hairâ&#x20AC;?! That was bad enough...bad enough to turn my face crimson, and I quickly scanned the room to see who could be the culprit. There was no sign of recognition. I turned the card over, and there in bold printing, with the same red crayon, were the words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;unless itĘźs on a cat!â&#x20AC;? Who could have done such a dastardly deed? Cecil! I just knew it had to be Cecil! But could it be? After all, most of the BriscoĘźs had ďŹ&#x201A;aming red hair too! But Cecil was clever enough to know that would throw me off. Yes, it had to be Cecil! And there he sat. The picture of innocence. He was on such good behaviour that day, that I questioned if he, in fact, did send me the hateful card. He didnĘźt even crack his toes in his gum rubbers, or wiggled his ears, one at a time, when Miss Crosby wasnĘźt looking. No, it couldnĘźt have been Cecil. After we had all been given a piece of the Valentine cake, we were ordered to wipe off our desks. Heaven forbid that there would a crumb left for the mice who came out of the woodwork every night! Joyce and I were given the job of sweeping up the crumbs, and as we worked our way up and down the aisles, she with the dustpan and me with the broom, just as I was about to put the broom under bad MarguiriteĘźs desk, there was a stub of a bright red crayon! EDITORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTE: Many times Mary has been asked if the people she writes about really existed. As she says, some names, a very few, have been changed to protect the innocent. Others have graciously allowed her literary licence to use their names in her stories. Such a person was Cecil, whom Mary has written about for decades. With a heavy heart, Mary was informed on Feb. 5 that Cecil Brisco passed away that morning on the family farm at Northcote. CecilĘźs family have agreed that he can still be very much a part of MaryĘźs memories of growing up during the Depression.

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Alzheimer Society appreciates support RenfrewĘźs John Wilson for his amazing support to the Alzheimer Society at this event where he was the top individual fundraiser (with $7,615) and also a member of the top non-corporate fundraising team Renfrew Memory Makers (with $15,635). It was obvious that the Walk for Memories participants, close to 600 of them, were very passionate about ďŹ ghting AlzheimerĘźs disease with their show of support through their participation, volunteer help, and ďŹ nancial contribution. We heard why they were there â&#x20AC;Ś a wife, husband, mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent, or someone close to their hearts has been diagnosed with AlzheimerĘźs disease, or they were walking in their memory and to help others on the journey.

To the editor: While not completely surprised, I am utterly appalled to ďŹ nd out that my Canadian government, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), is funding more than $540,000 to an anti-gay, evangelical organization known as Crossroads Christian Communications to further their work in Uganda, a country where men and women face imprisonment and possible death for the mere possibility that they might be gay. This same religious organization made headlines in 2010 after several of its founders and ministers were ordered to pay nearly $450,000 in restitution and penalties to the Ontario Securities Commission for their roles in an alleged $14 million Ponzi scheme.


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I suppose for a government that has proven its own corruptibility, incompetence, and criminality countless times since taking ofďŹ ce, itĘźs easy for them to turn a blind eye to this organizationĘźs agenda and to the potential danger they pose as they spread their anti-gay rhetoric in a country facing its own moral crisis on this issue. Crossroads Christian Communications has a long history of promoting anti-gay propaganda, although the page on their website condemning the â&#x20AC;&#x153;sexual sinsâ&#x20AC;? of homosexuality and lesbianism (among others) disappeared shortly after The Canadian Press contacted the group about it. It is not unreasonable to believe that this organization will promote itĘźs own prejudices while operating in Uganda

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To the editor: The Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County would like to extend its thanks to The Renfrew Mercury EMC for its continued support in helping to raise awareness about AlzheimerĘźs disease, available programs for families, and the various events we hold to beneďŹ t families living with AlzheimerĘźs disease. What a generous community we live in! Over a quarter of a million dollars was raised by Alzheimer Society Walk for Memories supporters to help families living with dementia! The Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is grateful for this show of tremendous support from individuals and groups who participated or contributed to the success of the Walk for Memories inside Carleton University Fieldhouse on Jan. 27. Our congratulations to

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the staff of T he Renfrew Mercury

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The Mackin family appreciates the support it receives from the community. From left are,back row, Geraldine, Pauline and Colleen, and front row Brenda, Beverly and Edward.

The funds raised at the Walk for Memories stays right here in the community to help the Alzheimer Society provide information, support, and education to the 15,000 people with dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County as well as their families. Local services and support are vital for people with dementia and their caregivers to live independently for as long as possible. Thank you to our Alzheimer Society supporters in Ottawa and Renfrew County who have definitely provided Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow… No one has to cope with dementia alone. Visit or phone 1-888-411-2067 in Renfrew County or 613-523-4004 in Ottawa. Kathy Wright Executive Director Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

DIRECT FROM IMPORTER... GRANITE COUNTERTOP INSTALLED! 1 1/4” thickness, good selection of colour and grain.


foot installed. Call Gerard at (613) 754-5461 R0011915576

Community support wonderful

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

St. James Lutheran 66 Elgin Ave. E. 613-432-5078 REVEREND CATHY MCCAIG SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 LENT 1 9:00AM –Worship with Holy Communion& Fellowship WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICE 6pm - supper, 7pm - worship _____________________________

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


I bring this attention to everyone in Renfrew that made such an effort and difference in being there for our family. I miss that small town atmosphere and the big heart contribution that our family received. Do people really know how kind the community really is? Our family does! It is times like this that bring people closer together and want all of you in the community know that you do impact one another even if is not mentioned. My thanks to all of you in Renfrew on behalf of our family as you will remembered in our hearts forever. Evelyn and Gerald would be proud! Happy Valentineʼs Mom and Dad Geraldine Mackin/Strain Edmonton


give them much free time and know they are now happily together. In the evening following my fathers funeral I had a basket delivered to my sisters home with t-shirts for each of us as we felt we had become orphans. It turned out to be a very devastating time for our family to a bonding time for the children and it brought us to the next level. We were shortly leaving one another to return to our separate lives in different provinces and wanted our experience to be memorable. I thought this type of bonding we needed and it will be precious memories for years to come. This will keep us all connected and will filter down to all the nieces, nephews, grandchildren the importance of family.



To the editor: December is a very special time of year with family gatherings and preparing for the festive season. This year for our family was quite different with the passing of my mother who loved Christmas and this year bringing our family together in a different way. Only seven weeks later we are grieving the passing of our father that brought family together and the community once again. Our mother passed in December and with our fatherʼs heart broken he wanted to be with our mom and truly believe he wanted to be there by Valentineʼs Day. Itʼs been one week since my fathers funeral and reflect knowing my dad wanted to be her. After 62 years of marriage raising eight children did not

NOTICE TO CREDITORS in the ESTATE of GERALD EDWARD MACKIN late of the Town of Renfrew, in the County of Renfrew, deceased.

The United Church of Canada

NOTICE is hereby given that all creditors and others having claims against the above-named deceased, who died on or about the 28th day of January, 2013, are required to file particulars thereof with the undersigned on or before the 8th day of March, 2013. AND TAKE NOTICE that after the last mentioned date the assets of the estate will be distributed to the persons entitled, having regard only to those claims of which notice shall have been received as aforesaid. DATED at Renfrew, this 6th day of February, 2013.

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

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

Sunday, February 17, 2013 Colleen Mackin and Edward Mackin Estate Trustees by their solicitor John M. Cooke 276 Raglan St. S. P. O. Box 158 Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4A3

Dogsledding, Skating, Snowshoeing and Bonfire! Fireworks start at 8:00 p.m. Call to book your accommodations! EVERYONE WELCOME! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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

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

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

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


The Anglican Church of Canada ST. PAULS THE APOSTLE Corner Argyle St. at Patrick Phone 613-432-3062 Reverend Cathy McCaig Sunday February 17 10:30am – Worship & Fellowship _____________________________

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

Word of Life Ministries SUNDAYS @ 7:00pm

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

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

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Burnstown WI shows support for torch run In September, the Burnstown Women’s Institute had the Renfrew OPP detachment come and speak about Emergency Preparedness. On Thursday, Feb. 7 the BWI said “Thank you OPP for keeping our community safe.” The BWI expressed its gratitude by presenting a $100 donation to the OPP for the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run supporting the Special Olympics. At right, BWI public relations officer Georgia Quinn makes the cheque presentation to OPP community relations officer Janice Sawbridge. From left are BWI president Jane Flain, and members Jessie Fraser, Ruth Thomas, Helen Gunn, Bev MacLean, Helen Petrie, Ruth McHugh, Cecile Lamoureux, Signe Kubiseski and Margot Gaudreau.


The Burnstown WI has launched a craft and games day every Wednesday in the basement of the church. Top photo, from left, Cecile Lamoureux, Mrs. Armishaw and Irene Robillard; below left, Bev MacLean and Ruth McHugh; at right, Signe Kubiseski and Ruth Thomas.

Beating the blahs in Burnstown Georgia Quinn Burnstown WI

Burnstown Womenʼs Institute have started a craft and games day every Wednesday. There is a minimum twodollar donation per person for the cost of the churchʼs utilities. So get rid of those blahs. Come join us and have some fun! For more information, contact Signe Kubiseski at 613432-9319 or skubiseski@


Are you suffering from the February blahs? Did that cold snap really put winter into perspective for you? Are you looking for something to do once a week and just donʼt know what? Well, I have the answer for you! Pack yourself a lunch and come on out every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to the

basement of the Burnstown United Church. Bring your sewing, knitting, needlework or craft youʼve been working on, or would you simply just like some company amongst friends and maybe play a game of scrabble? Then this day is definitely for you. Itʼs a wonderful way to get to know people and enjoy some camaraderie. The wonderful ladies of the

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Caution: Winter Ahead

Ensure your winter tires are right for the season Ontario Provincial Police Renfrew detachment

Are your tires the right ones for winter driving? Do you drive where thereʼs a lot of snow? The condition and type of tires you use are important for safety. Driving in Renfrew County means you will be dealing with various winter conditions, including freezing rain, snow and slush. Your best bet for control on slippery, snowy conditions is to install four winter tires on your vehicle Proper tires do make a difference for your safety!

one pound of air pressure for every five-degree drop in temperature. • Avoid mixing tires of different tread patterns, construction types and sizes. Replace any that are damaged or have worn tread surfaces. The Ontario Provincial Police throughout Renfrew County reminds you to always drive according to weather and road conditions. Please drive with extra care this winter.

Wide or Hi-Performance Tires

All-Season Tires

Studded Tires

Winter Tires

Unless designed for snow, traction is limited in snowy conditions. Designed for all-weather performance. Not as effective in heavy snow and slush. Most effective on wet ice when the temperature is near zero. (optional for Northern Ontario residents only) Deeper tread and a more flexible rubber compound. Best for snow, slush and on ice, as well as wet and dry roads in colder temperatures.


• All-season tires begin to lose their grip when the temperature drops below +7°C. • Winter tires are made for cold and snowy conditions: • They remain more flexible than all-season tires providing better traction in colder temperatures. • Their deeper tread pattern allows the tire to clear itself of snow as it rotates. • Studded tires are most effective on wet ice when the temperature is near zero, but don't outperform snow tires in other winter conditions. TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS

• Tires marked with the snowflake and mountain peaks meet the requirements for excellent snow traction performance. They are designed for driving in snowy conditions. • It's recommended you install four winter tires, even on front-wheel drive vehicles, for better traction, braking and control in slippery and snowy conditions. • Check the condition of your tires and their air pressure regularly. A tire can lose

My Lucky Penny B. MacPherson found a penny on the street a number of years ago, and picked it up. “People laughed at me,” she said. She took the penny home, wrote a short poem, taped the penny to the sheet of paper, and tucked it into a scrapbook. When going through the scrapbook the other day, she rediscovered her penny and poem. It just happened to be the day the Canadian Mint stopped making pennies. “Itʼs a 1983 penny. It is exactly 30 years old,” B. said. “This is my lucky penny!” MY LUCKY PENNY

I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something, And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do, the something that I can do. B. MacPherson Renfrew


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Good turnout at landowners’ information session for elected officials Donna Burns Renfrew Landowners Association

The Renfrew Landowners Association, in conjunction with the Ontario Landowners Association, hosted an educational seminar for Renfrew County municipal representatives on Saturday, Feb. 9 in Cobden. Out of 17 municipalities in Renfrew County, there was representation from 11 that included Admaston-Bromley, Head-Clara-Maria, Horton, Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards, Laurentian Hills, Laurentian Valley, Madawaska Valley, McNab-Braeside, North Algona-Wilberforce, Petawawa and Whitewater Region. The Renfrew Landowners Association took the opportunity to host this seminar as a result of the Ontario Landowners Association annual general meeting last November when Liz Marshall, head researcher for the OLA, informed the group that they should make an effort to try and educate our municipalities. After reading 387 pages of the Ontario Municipal Act plus the Planning and the Building Code, she identified many conflicts and contradictions in addition to other acts and regulations. In her opinion, our elected officials have been unfairly misled by their advisors.

Realizing that our elected officials are inundated with documents, regulations, legislation the landowners offered to share their knowledge and information that puts the municipalities at risk of civil litigation. Reeve Mark Henderson, from Jocelyn Township near Sault Ste. Marie, discussed the entrenching of property rights within municipal bylaws such as the rezoning bylaw and Crown Lands Patent. After reviewing and researching for himself the information provided to him from Marshall and lawyer Terrence Green, he informed the audience that their council unanimously passed a bylaw upholding patented private property rights of the private property owner. He also brought forward the Municipal Recall bylaw that council has already passed and is to be affirmed by twothirds of the electorate some time in July of 2013. Under the law, council can pass bylaws but what he wants to do is have it passed by the members of the municipality. Once it is affirmed by the majority of the electorate, then council will never be able to overrule it. The whole idea of this is to put the power back into the hands of the people. Lawyer Terrence Green informed the municipal reps on the legalities written within the Municipal Act. One refer-

ence under Section 9 of the Municipal Act, “A municipality has the capacity, rights, powers and privileges of a natural person for the purpose of exercising its authority under this or any other Act.” A natural person meaning one neighbour cannot go over to another neighbourʼs property and tell them what they can and cannot do on their private property. Marshall kept the audience in awe as she recited from memory quotes from different sections of various acts and regulations in addition to the most recent regulations of Dec. 31, 2012 from the AMO that they were not even aware of. One councillor expressed concern because they are so overwhelmed with all these regulations they must adhere to and spend thousands and thousands of dollars on consultation fees. Marshall further discussed Property Standard Bylaws that include warrantless entry extending enforcement powers by our bylaw officers. Implementation of Property Standard Bylaws are only to be implemented on properties that are owned by the municipalities that are under the management of corporations that are created and regulated by municipalities, or properties that the municipalities have entered in the agreement

of certain public facilities/social housing and agreements entered into with private property owners. This past year, Marshall was elected to the board of directors of the Canadian Justice Review Board due to studying various pieces of legislation and uncovering a number of conflicts in certain acts, as well as her knowledge of property rights and letters patents. She has worked closely with Ottawa lawyer Green and together they have created several reports for the landowners and the municipalities. Overall, the seminar was a huge success. The municipal reps left feeling very thankful for the information they were presented with. Many of them stated they really had their eyes opened; and with the information they received, they were going to bring it to the attention of other members of their council for further research and review. That was the goal the landowners were hoping to achieve …. to share their research with the municipalities. We are all property owners and our mandate is to educate landowners on the protection of private property rights from excessive legislation and over regulation. Members of the public

CENTRAL PUBLIC SCHOOL GRADE 5/6 MIDDLE FRENCH IMMERSION Central Public School is now registering students for their 5/6 Middle French Immersion program for September 2013. Parent information evening will be held Tuesday, February 19th, at 6pm. We are located at 140 Munroe Avenue East, and our parking lot is off of Stevenson Crescent. If you have any questions or to RSVP, please call 613-432-3627 R0011918536


Dog Tags 2013 In accordance with By-law 9-2008 the owner of every dog in the Township shall cause is to be licensed. Dog tags are now available at the Municipal Office 1101 Francis Street, Calabogie weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or may be requested, with payment, by mail. IF PURCHASED After March 31, 2013 Before March 31, 2013


Staying focused on jobs and economic growth Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

The security of jobs and economic growth remains at the forefront of the minds of many Canadians. A few months ago, we presented our Conservative Governmentʼs Economic and Fiscal Update. The update showed that despite worldwide economic troubles, our Government is committed to returning Canada to balanced budgets in the medium term. Through our Economic Action Plan, it has helped create over 922,000 net new jobs since the summer of 2009. In December, we passed the Jobs and Growth Act 2012, which implements key measures from our Economic Action Plan to help continue to grow Canadaʼs economy, fuel job creation and secure Canadaʼs longterm prosperity. Included in the act was the extension, by one year, of the job-creating Hiring Credit for Small Business – the benefit

that helped nearly 534,000 employers hire more workers last year. The act also improved Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSPs), and implemented some tax rules for Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) which will help many Canadians, who donʼt have access to a workplace pension, save for retirement. On Feb. 5 I was honoured to lead off debate on my Private Memberʼs Bill C-462, an act restricting the fees charged by promoters of the disability tax credit. The purpose of this legislation is to restrict fees charged by promoters or selfstyled tax consultants, which in some cases have been as high as 40 per cent of the expected tax refund and in the thousands of dollars. If you have questions about the disability tax credit, please contact my office. Not only will I make sure you receive every dollar you are entitled to, you will keep every nickel! Our government has overseen a num-

ber of elements from our Safe Streets and Communities Act become law over the course of 2012. Conditional sentencing – or house arrest – is no longer a sentencing option for dangerous crimes such as breaking and entering, and theft of a motor vehicle. Tougher penalties are now in place for the production and possession of illegal drugs for the purpose of trafficking. And violent and repeat young offenders are now held fully accountable for their actions. As your federal Member of Parliament, I am pleased to represent you on a variety of issues. If you have any concerns of a federal nature, or just want to share your views with me, please do not hesitate to contact my office. Office contact Information: Constituency Office of Cheryl Gallant, MP, 84 Isabella St., Pembroke On. K8A 5S5 or call 732-4404. There is no postage required when you write your federal Member of Parliament.

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22 at 7 p.m. in Cobden at the Astrolabe Hall (Arena) on the agriculture fairgrounds. Both Liz Marshall and vice-president Jeff Bogaerts will be guest speakers at this meeting.

have expressed great interest in this seminar and how well it was received by our elected officials. The Renfrew Landowners Association will be holding a public meeting Friday, Feb.

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Wolves blank Arnprior Peter Clark

Make it six wins in a row for the Renfrew Timberwolves. The Wolves book-ended single tallies in the first and third periods around three quick middle-stanza markers in a convincing 5-0 win over the Arnprior Packers at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior Sunday evening. The win gives the Wolves (19-18-and-3) the inside track on second place in Valley Division standings in the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League. Regular-season play wraps up this week. WOLVES 5, ARNPRIOR 0

Kurtis Leclaire took a pinpoint pass from defenceman Erik Mask, and walked in and snapped a drive past Arnprior netminder Kyle Lamothe 11:37 into the game. That proved enough for Wolves goaltender Matt Gagne, who picked up his second shutout in three games. The Renfrew netminder also earned an assist on the goal. Casey Doner, Drew Anderson and Chris Minns broke the game wide open with goals inside of four minutes just past the halfway mark of the second period. The Doner and Anderson counters came 44 seconds apart. Minns upped the ante to 4-0 off a Dallas Farr set-up 2:45 later. Patrick McGrath put the final touches on the night for the Wolves with their fifth goal late in the third period. Farr finished with two assists. WOLVES HOWLINGS

The Wolves host the Pontiac Juniors Friday at the MaTe-Way Activity Centre. Game time is 8 p.m. A win would clinch second place for the Wolves, something that didnʼt seem possible after a seven-game losing streak about a month ago. The 2012-13 regular season concludes Sunday when the Wolves make another trip to Arnprior. Game time at the Nick Smith Centre is 7:30 p.m.


Renfrew skaters perform in Pembroke Members of the Renfrew Skating Club competed at the Future Stars Skate in Pembroke on Jan. 12. In front row from left are Brooke Beauchamp, silver; Allie Scott, silver; Elayna Meighen, silver; Payton Narezny, gold; Abby Wright, gold and fifth place; Alexa Narezny, silver; and Mackenzie Nolan, silver and bronze. In back row are Eleanor Spooner, fourth place; Lydia Spooner, fourth place; Alexis Iob, bronze; Amber Nykyforak, sixth place; Sam Galbraith, sixth place; Emily Belliveau, fifth place; Brynn Stafford, fifth place; Juliana Griese, sixth place; and Meagan Vandersleen, silver.

Wright memorial ice Seniors throw rocks at Low Cup fishing derby Feb. 23 Andy Sklepowicz Behind the Glass

Anglers in Calabogie and area should mark Saturday, Feb. 23 on their calendar. The 12th annual Jamie Wright Memorial Ice Fishing Derby, presented by the Calabogie Fish & Game Club, runs all day at Calabogie Lake. Cost to enter is $8 for adults and $3 for juniors (17 years and under). People can register on-site at Barnet Cottage Park, or in advance at Calabogie Marina, 613-752-2010. Fishing runs from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are many prizes up for grabs in both adult and youth categories. First place in the adult division is a trophy and $600, and will be done by a draw. The recipient receives $700 if his or her membership to Calabogie Fish & Game is paid up. The draw for the adult prize will take place at 5 p.m. Second prize is $200 and third prize $150. Top prize in the junior division is a trophy and $150. Second place is $100 and third place $50. A junior can enter the derby as an adult, but not in both categories. Cash prizes of $100 will be awarded to the first pike and first legal pickerel. All entries are catch and release. Door prizes will also be drawn throughout the day from adult entries. There will be a special draw of $25 for pre-registered entrants. Refreshments and light lunches are available.

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foursome at the Ottawa CC in the B semifinal. The close game came down to a difficult through-the-port takeout on Barbʼs final shot, but it was not to be. In the regionals for stick curling in Tweed, Leo McCallum and Don Lowe stepped in for Yvonne and Barb and joined Pat Lee and Jeanie Klages and lost their opener against Navanʼs Bruce Merklinger on the last rock. They then defeated Jan Inniss of Granite and Carleton Heightsʼ Doug Woods handily. This put them into the B final and a shot at a provincial berth, once again against Merklinger and once again lost a tough battle on last rock. Congratulations on a great effort. The St Pattyʼs Spiel will be held at the Renfrew Curling Rink on March 9 with green beer, Irish laughter, two games of curling and lots of good food. Contact Cedric Wright at 613-433-3263.

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The senior men travelled to Pembroke and took on their hosts in Low Cup action. The team of Rob Warren, Don Rouble, Jim Berg, and Larry Visneskie discovered that it is easier to start up five, winning 15-3, than being down five and losing 8-6. The Barry Griese, Dave Eady, Rory McKay and Bernie Leclaire teamʼs highlights were lunch and after-game drinks as they lost both their games. Three losses also puts Pembroke in the standings lead. In Autumn Leaves Senior Ladies action, the team of Pat Lee, Joan Hickey, Leith Collins and Joan Eaton lost both their games. Barb Westgarth, Sandra Fredette, Donna Watson and Jean Klages won their first against Killaloe and tied their second against Pembroke, coming back from 50.

The team of Barb Westgarth, Jo-Anne DowdallBrown, Stephanie Langlois and Barb Roy played in Ottawa area rinks in the 64 team open division of the Crystal Heart. They won their first game at the RA against Graniteʼs Broder rink, maintaining control from the first end on unforgiving ice. They then lost at the Rideau to the Martin rink from RCMP in a back and forth game that was more like a series of field goals in a football game. They won against a strong M. Aldridge team from Rideau/Lachine clubs. They then defeated the Joyce Cameron team from Russell at Navy in another good game with Laurie Millar coming on board to play second, moving Steph to third as Jo-Anne headed for Punta Cana. They then defeated the Sully team from the RA at the Hunt Club in the sudden-death round. This then pitted them against Hunt Clubʼs Waller

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Valley rally not enough to win Prospects Game John Brummel

The Metro/Valley Conference of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League put its best skate forward at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville last Saturday afternoon, Feb. 9. It was the conferenceʼs annual Prospects Game with the Metro Division top prospects taking on the Valley Division top prospects. Suiting up for the Valley Division prospects were players from the Stittsville Royals, Almonte Thunder, Perth Blue Wings, Arnprior Packers, Renfrew Timberwolves and Shawville Pontiacs. The Stittsville Royals players included goalie Arun Kumar and forwards Michael Di Bello and Kevin Groulx. These Valley Division pros-

pects took on players from the Metro Division teams of the Clarence Creek Beavers, Gatineau Mustangs, Metcalfe Jets, Ottawa Junior Canadians and Ottawa West Golden Knights. And when all the action on the ice was over, the Metro Division emerged with a 4-3 shootout victory. The Valley Division took a 3-0 lead into the third period but the Metro players came back to tie it up. A five-minute overtime period settled nothing, so it was on to a shootout with the Metro Division coming out on top. The game began with a ceremonial faceoff in which Johnny Leroux, after whom the arena is named, participated, along with city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri.

Participants in Saturday’s Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s prospects game between the Metro Division and Valley Division took place Saturday at the Johnny Leroux in the Stittsville Community Arena. Renfrew Timberwolves in the lineup, from left, were Chris Minns, Nolan Rook, Patrick McGrath and Jake Hodgins. JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND

Third time for Peaks’ Winter Sports Clinic The third Winter Sports Clinic for Injured Soldiers and Veterans continues at Calabogie Peaks. The event, which kicked off Sunday, wraps up tomorrow with a series of fun races in the morning which can be viewed by spectators from the bottom of the mountain. The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiingʼs National Capital Division, in partnership with Calabogie Peaks Resort is providing winter sports instruction for injured soldiers and veterans to support their rehabilitation. This is done by organizing and running the adaptive winter sports clinic. With the support of the CADS, opportunities have been provided for injured soldiers to participate in learn-toski activities and other events at various clinics throughout Canada. As indicated by strong testimonials by skiers and instructors, previous clinics at Calabogie Peaks, Quebecʼs Owls Head and British Columbiaʼs Mount Washington have been very successful. An additional clinic was conducted in Nova Scotia last winter. Since 2008, the four clinics at these locations have provided instruction to about 80 Canadian and six Australian military members and veterans. “Calabogieʼs new Adaptive Sports Centre, which is equipped with two wheelchair ramps and disabled washroom facilities, provides an excellent venue for this event and will allow for expanded Winter Sports Clinic activities in future years,” said Clay Dawdy, program director with Calabogie Adaptive Snowsports of the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiingʼs

National Capital Division. The first Calabogie clinic, in 2011, accommodated six injured Canadian soldiers followed by 10 soldiers or veterans in 2012. This year injured American service veterans are among the participants. For more, also visit The goals of the clinic include providing soldiers with an opportunity to learn what they can accomplish, thereby increasing confidence and self-esteem. Other goals are to: • provide injured soldiers with the opportunity to develop peer and mentor relationships; • integrate spouses/family members into scheduled lessons in support of the family unit; and • expand the clinic to include other recreational learning activities, such as sledge hockey. There are more than 20 instructors from Canada and three from the United States. These include Chris Werhane, the safety co-ordinator for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass, Colo., that featurres about 400 disabled veterans. Learning how to ski is not the main objective, but a means to building self-awareness and self confidence, says a news release from CADS. This yearʼs clinic activities include skiing, snowboarding, adaptive swimming, introduction to sledge hockey and massage therapy. Two soldiers at the clinic are also trying out new prosthetics while directing questions to the manufacturerʼs rep via Skype. The clinic is run entirely by volunteers.

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Cracker’s Cup on Hockey Day in Canada Team A535 prevailed 12-11 in overtime last Saturday to win the 11th annual Cracker’s Cup, played at Jeffreys Lake on Hockey Day in Canada. From left, in the front row, are organizer Josh Scobie and winning team members Mike McMahon and Tim O’Connor; and back row, players Ryan McIntyre and Mark Valliquette, and Hockey Day Ambassador Jeff Cameron. The winners received cash plus prizes from Ray Dunbar of Renfrew’s NHA/NHL Museum. Thanks goes to the volunteers, players and sponsors.

Triple victory as Fraser’s take their second bantam tourney this season Peter Clark

Fraserʼs Clothes Shop reeled off three wins, capped by a 5-0 win over the host team to capture top honours at the Barryʼs Bay bantam house hockey tournament on the weekend. Fraserʼs also defeated Pembroke 4-2 and Gloucester 7-3 en route to their second tournament title of the 2012-13 season. Dawson Brown had six goals in the tournament. Alex Markus and Cole Turcotte added three goals, and Braeden Mackin a pair. Singles came from Brandon Han-

niman and Brendan Barber. Peewee call-ups Brett Clouthier and Spencer Brydges collected three assists. The shutout was Jordan Vandersleenʼs 10th of the season. Fraserʼs also opened the playoffs with a 4-2 triumph over Arnprior behind goals from Markus Hanniman, Brown and Mackin. Fultonʼs opened the peewee house playoffs with a 2-0 win over NAPA in an all-Renfrew series. Carter Haaima and Brett Clouthier scored. Mason Lynch blocked 17 shots in recording his sixth shutout. Bryce Schaap turned in a 24save effort in defeat. Canadian Tire jumped into


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Pair of easy weekend wins for Upper Ottawa Valley Petites FRASERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

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Easton McDonald added a pair. Maxx Steele and Tommy MacAskill canned singles. The Rink Rat Pro Shop posted a win and a loss in a novice house tournament. Gavin Halk scored for the Rink Rats. Rylie Moore was between the pipes. WOLVES IN ARNPRIOR FINAL

The Renfrew Peewee Timberwolves were busy over the past couple of weeks. After losing the ďŹ nal game of the Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League regular season 3-2 to Valley Storm, the Wolves warmed up for the playoffs by reaching the ďŹ nal of the Arnprior Packers tournament. The Peewee Wolves defeated Cumberland 3-2, Athens 7-4 and Brockville 3-0. Alexandria outscored the Wolves 5-3 in the ďŹ nal. The Peewees Wolves then completed a busy slate of games with a 7-0 win over Petawawa in the opening game of the playoffs. Jacob Miller and Luke Moran exchanged goaltending duties throughout the six

In an opening 5-0 triumph, Kate Ryan scored twice, while Malorey Lambert, a call-up from the under-10 team, picked up a goal and

an assist. Abigail Schwan and Erica Mosseau completed the scoring. Lauryn Atkins and Emma Kluke each provided two as-

sists, and Carolyn Wytenberg earned the shutout. It was more of the same in game two, as UOV prevailed 6-1.

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The Upper Ottawa Valley petites were dominant in last weekendĘźs pair of National Capital Region Ringette League games with Gatineau.

games. Miller posted both shutouts and now has 12. Jared Burnette paced the Renfrew attack with 10 goals. Thomas Barber, Carter Bleeks and Brandon Nykyforak chipped in with three goals each. Braedon Reinert and Reid Barber notched two goals and Andrew MacAskill and Matthew Finan singles. Petawawa topped the Atom Wolves 7-0 in game one of their post-season series. The Bantam Timberwolves dropped their playoff opener 2-1 to Muskrat. Zach Moran scored. Carter Blimkie was between the pipes. The Minor Midget Wolves blanked Pembroke 5-0 to end regular-season play. Carson Barber led the attack with a three-point night. Carter Blimkie was called up from the Bantam Wolves and earned the shutout. The Minor Midget Wolves and Novice Wolves both have byes through the opening round of the playoffs. The Major Midget Wolves lost game one in Pembroke 6-0. This Saturday at the MaTe-Way Activity Centre, the Atom Wolves host Petawawa at 1 p.m., while the Bantam Wolves meet Muskrat at 3:30.


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Calabogie Ski Racing Club grooving and moving blasted to seventh in dual slalom, Sam Alexander (Carp) was eighth in dual slalom, Tyler Lefebvre (Calabogie) laid down a 19th-place run in GS, Connor Allen (Manotick) was 32nd in dual slalom, Owen Barr (Carp) finished 57th in dual slalom, and Ryan Geddie was 111th in GS. On the girlsʼ side, Annabel Wight (Kanata) sped to 47th in dual slalom. The U10s were represented by Carson Lefebvre (Calabogie), Evan Sharma (Kingston), and Carly Alexander (Carp). Out of 83 racers, Carson was 22nd in dual slalom, Evan 26th. Carly skied hard to come in 63rd in dual slalom. Louise Stonham (Arnprior) and Nicole Duff (Pembroke) raced through the U8 girls course, finishing seventh and 25th respectively.

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Calabogie Ski Racing Club members are finding their groove, carving up the courses and gathering stellar results. The U14 team was at Edelweiss, Que., for a slalom Jan. 27. Sibling rivalry paid off for brothers Alex and Sam Duff of Pembroke, as Alex captured the gold and Sam snagged the silver in a double-podium finish. Teammate Travis Reid of Kingston doubled his Top 10 count with a 10th-place finish. Liam Maclean of Manotick was 50th, followed by Connor Maclean in 51st. The girls all completed both runs, too. Lauren CampbellBrunke of Renfrew displayed her determination – after a strong first run, she was sitting in 14th. However, on her second run she slipped, hiked back up a steep pitch to go around the gate she missed, and finished the run. Sophia Tan (Kanata) hung on to finish 21st, while Jenna Wissing (Kanata) was 24th, Lauren Ferguson (Carp) 34th, Nika Prairie (Ottawa) 40th, Jessica Earle (Greely) 42nd, and Emma Schreider (Kingston) 44th. Meanwhile, the U10s and U12s travelled to Quebec City


To top off the phenomenal

Lauren Campbell-Brunke of Renfrew gets huge air during this recent Super G speed weekend, Calabogie competcamp. She put her speed to good use with a seventh-place, giant-slalom race at Calabo- ed in the Regional Cup and, backed by the strong skiing of gie Peaks last Saturday. Feb. 1-3 to participate in Defi du Carnaval at Le Relais Ski Hill. The three-day event attracted over 500 racers this year. The competition was stiff, but the little Calabogie

club proved to be a force to be reckoned with! GOLD AND BRONZE

The U12 boys – skiing in a

field of 124 racers – left it all on the hill for a series of personal bests: Jack Alexander (Carp) was decorated with both gold and bronze medals in dual slalom, Sean Swayze (Braeside)

Jack, Connor, Carson, Evan, Louise and Nicole, earned a bronze medal. Calabogie Peaks hosted the

annual U14 Bogerhorn Speed Camp Feb. 6-8, followed by a U14 giant slalom race Feb. 9. Speed camp is designed to teach athletes how to manage greater speed, jumps, and rollers on more complicated Super G race courses. These 12- and 13-year-old racers were reaching speeds of up to 81 kilometres an hour! The racers put their speed to good use in Saturdayʼs race. Lauren Campbell-Brunke placed a season-best seventh overall, while Sophia Tan was 11th. Jenna Wissing 26th, Alexandra Kerr 29th, Lauren Ferguson 31st, Emma Schreider 34th and Jessica Earle 37th. Sammy Duff laid down two solid runs in the boysʼ race to snag a fifth-place ribbon. Alex Duff was sitting in sixth after his first run, but did not complete his second. Travis Reid sped to 13th, while Connor Maclean was 43rd and Jack Hamilton (Burnstown) 48th. The U16s raced at Mont Cascades Feb. 9 and Calabogie Peaks Feb. 10. The U10s and U12s return to the race circuit Feb. 16 and 17.

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The organizers of Hockey Day, would like to send out a huge thank you to all of the sponsors for making our day another great success. A special thanks to Renfrew Rent-All, Thompsons Septic Tank Pumping, Fiebig Trophy and Engraving, Weiss Construction, The Rocky Mountain House, Sledzz Smokin BBQ, Irving Gas - Renfrew, The Renfrew Hockey Hall of Fame, as well as the volunteers, and players. “Wonderful things happen when a community comes together”

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Winners at the Renfrew Fish and Game Club banquet Sunday included, from left, in the front row, Rose Leclaire, Dylan Rekowski, Eric Haskin, Bridget McLeod; back row, Jason Pasco, Dan Rekowski, Liam Forgie, Donna Pettigrew, Brandin Pettigrew, Gord Forrest, Mike Gilchrist and Randy Linde. gally in Ontario and that the person must be a member at least three days prior to entering Linde also thanked all the businesses who sponsored trophies and asked all club members to support those businesses. Emcee Kevin White spoke on how everyone should get involved and make their opinion heard on some of the top-

ics that pertain to hunting, fishing, trapping or shooting. Even though it may not affect you directly it has a direct affect on sportspeopleʼs rights and privileges, stressed White. White also advised that interested hunters get their wildturkey accreditation early, and not wait until the week before the April 25 opening. Those wanting to hunt wild turkey for their first time

must watch a DVD then complete a simple 25 question test. The DVD can be obtained by calling the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters at 705-748-6324 or by visiting Testing can be done by any hunter examination instructor/ examiner accredited to do the Wild Turkey Test. The cost of the DVD includes the test.


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A blue jay gets itself into a tight spot

Great conditions lure families outside for winter fishing

Nicole Lapiere sent us this story. We were living on Queen’s Line and a blue jay (who thought he was smarter than the average bear), had lifted the lid off our feeder and was eating from the top. Well, good thing I happened to be looking outside, because, at that very moment, he fell head first right into the feeder. I have never seen such panic in a bird. There was no way out for him to escape and I knew he would die if I didn’t go and help. When he saw me approaching, he totally panicked. I was so afraid he would die of fright. Well, it took me almost a half hour to get him out of there. First I squeezed my hand inside the feeder and he dug his claws into my fingers. Finally I got my hand around him and pulled him out. He flew away at high speed. Nicole also had an American goldfinch with a very pale yellow head. Mary Steele also had such a bird at her feeder. We are wondering if it is the same bird. If you have a goldfinch at your feeder with a pale yellow head, please let us know.

Excitement has been building up for Ontario Family Fishing Events (OFFE) Feb. 16 to 18 when Canadian residents can fish Ontario public waters licence-free. “Ice fishing is a great Canadian winter pastime and a very family-friendly activity,” said Angelo Lombardo, executive director with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH).


Bob and Susan English had a redpoll at their feeder with a broken wing. Birds of redpoll size cannot have their wings repaired because the bones are too small. The best plan is protect the bird and continue to feed it. It will never be able to survive without help and would become a caged bird. Survival is very low for injured birds. But, with care it may live a few years.




Ron Huntley reports that the rusty blackbird at his feeder that should have gone further south has wintered very well. Usually after two and a half months of winter weather birds that do not normally winter here become bedraggled. Ron says this one has retained its rusty colour and looks healthy.


Cedric Wright saw a red-tailed hawk flying overhead on Gillan Road this past week. Because of the deep snow and the ice birds of prey are having a difficult time finding food. This one may have been on its way somewhere else. Maynard Vander Galien had a snowy owl return to the same hydro pole near the same field two years in a row. It must be a bird that knows the area or the area has good hunting. Maynard has had many snowy owls spend the winter near his home over the years. SIGNS OF CHANGE

Cathy Campbell heard the chickadees three note spring song this week. The dominant pair is staking out their nesting territory and claiming a mate. They will not become serious for another three weeks but they are sending out an early message that the territory is being spoken for. Tracey Marki heard a pair of cardinals singing this week. They are doing the same as the chickadees are, claiming a mate and a territory. Their whistle is very distinctive and it is time for us to listen for this ear-catching sound of change.


Those of us that have bird feeders claim, and rightly so, that birds can tell when there is bad weather ahead. The number of birds coming to feed increases and a feeding frenzy takes place. Blue jays, chickadees, nuthatches, mourning doves, goldfinches and redpolls arrive early and stay late. During the storm they remain in a protected area. When the weather is so bad that the amount of energy used to collect food is greater than the energy gained from the food it causes the birds to remain in their roost until conditions improve. Some birds like cardinals can store enough fat in the muscles under their wings and breast to retain their energy levels for over three days. Other birds, chickadees and nuthatches will gather together in a roost box or a bird house and remain together to retain their body heat. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, RR 5, Renfrew, Ont., K7V 3Z8. Phone 613-432-2738 or email

ticipants fishing without a licence must fish under the Conservation fishing license limits which are set out in the current Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary, found online at and in print from some ServiceOntario centres. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is Ontarioʼs largest, nonprofit, fish and wildlife conservationbased organization, representing 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 710 member clubs. To learn more, visit www.


• Safety first. Never travel on ice unless you know itʼs safe. Clear, hard ice should be a minimum of six inches for walking. • The Ontario Family Fishing Events initiative is an OFAH and Ministry of Natural Resources partnership, supported by the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and other supporters. For more details and a complete list of all events, visit • Although Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 65 do not need a licence to fish Ontario waters during this timeframe, par-


Snowmobile enthusiasts want you to find out what they like so much about the sport. The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is offering its trails for free on the Family Day weekend. The Ontario organization has created a free ʻTry our Trailsʼ permit to be used on any and all OFSC trails Feb. 16 to 18. To get a free snowmobile trail permit, visit www.ofsc.


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Bruce Murdoch is the new chair of the expanding Horton Winter Carnival, but a good handful of volunteers supporting the project include past carnival chair Valerie Miller. The annual carnival has traditionally been a Saturday affair, but this year it will run the Friday evening and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23. New events include snow sculpturing, judging for the carnivalʼs snow prince and princess and a figure skating show at the Horton Community

Centre. “Itʼs a trial expansion,” said Murdoch, a Horton resident who was one of the organizers for Arnpriorʼs recent 150th-anniversary celebrations. “If it goes over well, I imagine it will become an annual thing where itʼs Friday night and Saturday.” The carnival gets into gear at 6 p.m. Friday with registrations for the family snow sculpture contest and for the snow prince and princess show. Sculpturing gets underway at 6:30 p.m., while judging for the carnival prince and princess happens at 7 p.m., with the winners crowned at 7:30 p.m.



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

$197,500 MLS#848634 -Very Spacious 2 Storey Home -Great Access To Highway 417 For Commuters -Fenced Yard With Above Ground Pool Call Morris Eady: 613-432-2100 Or Www.Century21.Ca/Morris.Eady

$119,900 MLS#849934 Frame Triplex Needs Some TLC. Good Income, Excellent Location. Great For A Single Person Looking For Assistance In Owning A Home, Or For A Couple. Call Morris Eady: 613-432-1830

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$174,900 MLS#830088 Great Value! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Chalet Style Home On 2 Acres. Nice Setting, Vaulted Ceiling, Loft, Oil Heat. Call Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041

$219,000 MLS# 845896 -Recently Completely Updated -ICF Foundation -Water View Call Vince Johnston – 613-433-2254


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-Pretty Building Lot In Calabogie -Drilled Well, Septic -105 FT x 210 FT Call Vince Johnston: 613-433-2681


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$219,000 MLS# 856228 - Bungalow With Open Concept Living Area - Insulated & Wired Detached Garage - Finished Basement Call Vince 433-2254



MLS# 847191

Completely Renovated 3 Bedrm With 3 Floors Of Living Space. All Newer Windows & Doors. Enclosed Side Porch. Lots Of Natural Light. Call Kelly To View: 613-433-2681



Call Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041

$39,900 Prime Building Land. 3.10 Acres, 196 Ft X 700 Ft On Thompson Road. Easy To Walk. 4 Corners Marked. Close To Ottawa River And Public Boat Launch. Call Charlene: 613-433-4082.

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Sat., Feb. 16, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. $169,900 MLS# 856287 - Freshly Renovated Home - New Gas Furnace, New Gas Fireplace - New Windows, Doors, Siding, Deck - Hardwood Floors Throughout Call Vince 433-2254

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$164,900 MLS# 815538 -2 Baths, 2 Kitchens, 2 Living Rooms -4 Bedrooms -Large Single Garage/Workshop -Perfect For Large Or Extended Family Call Rick & Patti Reid: 401-3212 Or 401-0197

$139,900 MLS# 855032 Solid 2 Bedroom Bungalow With Full Basement. 3+ Acres. Detached Garage. Flexible Occupancy. Call Dennis Yakaback: 613-432-0041

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Bonnechere Manor Auxiliary members gather to present a $2,500 cheque to the Bonnechere Manor Foundation for curtain blinds in the manor’s Renfrew Rotary Hall. The remainder of the $4,000 cost was raised by the foundation. From left, in the front row, are Wayne Haramis, Irene Mayhew, foundation co-chair Donita Konyk, auxiliary president Lois Gillespie, Annemarie Neff and Gail Cole; back row, manor community relations coordinator Jacqui Phillips, Carol Sulpher, Margaret Ashfield, Françoise Cloutier, Barb Bristow, Barb Haydock, Kathleen Hinchley, foundation director and foundation past chair Don Goulet, Elaine Heins, manor administrator Shayne Hoelke, Joan Dick, Ella Box, Eleanor Donaldson and Jane Donnelly. Auxiliary members raised the majority of the funds during their bridge tournament and bake sale.

136 ARGYLE ST - $149,900 Great Location – Many Possibilities ML#851647

Direct: 613-860-8200 Office: 613-457-5000

Results from Sunday night card party at OLF The menʼs top finishers were Bob Buzzell and runner-up Jack OʼShea. The door prizes went to Agatha White, Lucy Buzzell, Marcella Cybulski and Claudette Savoie. The 50-50 winner was Muriel Deslaurier. The next card party is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 24.

5158 LOGGERS WAY. - $399,900 Fabulous 3bdrm - Custom Talora Kitchen – MB w/5 pc ensuite MLS#827453 R0031777201

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These are the results of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church card party Sunday night. In 500, winner Elsie Coulas and Lynn Gruntz finished 1-2, while Ben Deslaurier and runner-up Earl Martin were the leading players in menʼs play. On the euchre side, Velma OʼShea was first and Jean Valliquette second in womenʼs play.

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

426 MAYHEW ST. RENFREW — OPEN HOUSE! SUNDAY FEB. 17, 2–4 PM Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage A locally owned Independent Member Broker

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

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

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

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Many great locations to build, approx. 25 acres of hayfields, approx. 40 acres of good bush, approx. 10 acres of ponds/creeks, approx. 15 acres of pasture MLS# 844924 $159,900

2.3 acres, 353ft of frontage, nicely treed, very private and quiet, easy commute to Ottawa too! Please contact Pat for more information on this beautiful waterfront property. Viewing by appointment only please. MLS #848898

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

If you’re thinking of selling and want an honest evaluation on your house, call to book an appointment today and get ready for a Spring listing! The Renfrew Mercury EMC - Thursday, February 14, 2013 25


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The Henscratchers, a Writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club comprised of 11 members of the Beachburg-CobdenRenfrew area, published the book Pick of the Crop, a collection of the membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; writings. The profit from the sales of this book was donated to Hospice Renfrew. Presenting their cheque for $2,216 are members Erma Johnson, Eleanor McLaughlin, Hennie Clemmer, Heather Campbell, Lola Byce and Hospice Renfrew representative, Dorinda Kelly, who is the resident care manager. Missing members are Jean Robinson, Shelly Smith Aadoson, Marguerite Amyotte, Sheila Broome, Patti Desjardin and Grace Stephen.

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According to the Highway Traffic Act R.S.O. 1990 C8, S181, â&#x20AC;&#x153;No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway (highway) without permission in writing to do so from the Ministry of Transportation or the Road Authority responsible for the maintenance of the road.


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HIGHWAY includes a common and public highway, street, avenue, parkway, driveway, square, place, bridge, viaduct or trestle, any part of which is intended for or used by the general public for the passage of vehicles and includes the area between the lateral property lines therof.




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RBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Employee Volunteer Grants Program recognizes employees and retirees for the good works they do in their personal time by volunteering in their communities. Employees and retirees who donate their time to a charitable organization can apply for a grant of up to $500 for their organization. A cheque for $500 was recently turned over to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Auxiliary on behalf of retired RBC employee Barb Symington. From left are RVH Auxiliary vice present Marilyn York, Barb Symington, RVH manager of client care Bernadette Reinert and RBC Renfrew branch manager Marci Joyce. Since 1999, RBC has made over 22,000 grants and donated more than $11 million in celebration of employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; volunteer efforts.



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SUNDAY, FEB.17TH 2-4 P.M. 205 LOCHIEL ST. S Proceed on Raglan St.S, to the post office and turn west to Lochiel |St. then right and you are at 205 hope I see you there!

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




OTTERIDGE ST. (HUNTER GATE SUBDIVISION) 384 BALDWIN ST. Asking $149,900. Fully rented duplex, each unit has 3 BR, 2 Meters, MLS# 854931. Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information

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

LOTS ARE SELLING FAST! Choose your cabinetry, your color scheme or hardwood and ceramic in this brand new custom bungalow about to be built in the spring - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Tarion Warranty - fully serviced lot - Call Helen for floor plans and details 432-0058

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


169 ELK STREET (HUNTER GATE SUBDIVISION) A deluxe custom 3 bedroom bungalow – central air - Tarion Warranty - - double car attached garage - rear yard backs onto parkland - open concept living area - 2 baths- Laundry onmain floor - well done and ready for occupancy! Call Helen at 432-0058.

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





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

Come and see this exceptional property with us! 28 acres of land and 4 bedroom 2 storey home with attached double garage and detached storage shed/ workshop - 2 baths - laundry on main floor - minutes from hwy 17 and the Ottawa River. Call David at 4012824 or Helen at 432-0058

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




794 LOCHWINNOCH RD 73 RENFREW AVE.E. A 2 storey solid brick home with 3 bedrooms, 1 and half baths - family room on main level - laundry on main level - close to downtown favourable location- Det. Garage - Call Helen at 432-0058

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

5729 HWY 132, DACRE Come and view this gorgeous property ! Well worth the drive - 2 levels of living totally fin820 ENGLISH RD. ished - 2 baths - hardwood - detached 2 car gaAsking $259,900 for this solid brick three bedroom rage and workshop - inground pool - beautifully home with large insulated garage. MLS# 855382. landscaped - 20 minute drive from town Call Helen at 432-0058 or David at 401-2824 Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information


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

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

D L O S 94 ARGYLE ST. Call Peter 613.432.0319

5065A MATAWATCHAN RD., GRIFFITH MADAWASKA WATERFRONT A waterfront home on the mighty Madawaska River awaits you at this address - brand new 2 storey 3 bedroom home with all the pleasure you will ever want - The river is at your front door - a well designed front porch for 3 seasons - 2 full baths - custom, custom, custom!!!! Call Helen at 432-0058 to view it anytime.

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


D L O S 67 MCGONIGAL ST ARNPRIOR. Call Peter 613.432.0319

2791 BELLAMY RD., WHITE LAKE $239,900 Minutes from the Village - great location for you and your family - 2 acres of land - privacy split level home - 3 bedrooms - huge rear deck attached garage - Easy road access in 4 seasons Call Helen at 432-0058

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



15 QUEEN ST NORTH Brick& Vinyl Bungalow, Open Concept Kit, DR, LR 3 BDR, 1- 4 Pc Bath. New Roof (2008) New Win624 MALONEY RD. Asking $234,900 with 1.7 acres and 5 BR’s, double dows (2002) Totally Maintenance Free. Asking car garage, finished basement. MLS# 852037 Call $189.900 MLS# 852035 Call Ross 613.433.1133 to view. Peter 613.432.0319 for more information 28 The Renfrew Mercury EMC - Thursday, February 14, 2013


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

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


591 BARRETT CHUTE RD., CALABOGIE CALABOGIE LAKE WATERFRONT NEW PRICE AT THIS ADDRESS. CHECK IT OUT!!! Deluxe accommodation in this large 2 storey home - salt water pool - paved drive right to your front door - total living space above the large 2 car garage 3 levels of living space - sunny 3 season porch - hot tub - this is truly a beauty.

Call Helen at 432-0058


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1938: Fifty-one Hotel Renfrew shareholders represent 433 shares at meeting FEBRUARY 14, 1913

FEBRUARY 17, 1938

RENFREW TEXTILES LTD. HAS NEW PRESIDENT: At the annual general meeting of the shareholders of the Renfrew Textile Ltd. held in Montreal recently the following appointments were ratified: Mr. F.M. Barnard, former vice-president, becomes president, succeeding the late D.J. Cuthbertson; Mr. T.L. Cuthbertson is vice-president and managing director. The vacancy on the board created by the death of Mr. Cuth-


bertson is filled by Mr. H. M. Bates of Montreal. There will be no change in management. DR. MURPHY PRESIDENT HOTEL RENFREW LIMITED: A meeting of the shareholders of Hotel Renfrew Limited – 51 shareholders representing 433 shares – held at the hotel, Mrs. Logan was made a director of the company in succession to her husband the late Charles M. Logan. Subsequently the directors met on re-election. Dr. S.H. Murphy as president, an office which he has occupied since the death of the late Joseph L. Murray. Directors are now J.J. McFadden, Joseph Legree, Mrs. Logan, M.J. OʼBrien, Jr., and Dr. Murphy. vice president is M.J. OʼBrien Jr., and A.E. Thurston secretary-treasurer. The meeting was a harmonious one with several questions asked and answered satisfactorily.

for court facilities at the present time. Roy McMurtry, the provincial attorney general, wrote council to tell them that a search of the town by the ministry has been unable to

for Renfrew County, claiming there isnʼt enough activity to warrant a full-time judge. He suggested that part of the difficulties on the family court area were caused because there is

no resident county court judge to handle emergency cases. There is now a full-time judge for County Court. For help with research, contact Olga Lewis at 423-6958.

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FEBRUARY 15, 1978

NEW FIRE CHIEF: Greg Colterman officially took over as Renfrewʼs fire chief yesterday. Mr. Colterman, who previously was the deputy fire chief, is the senior member of the force. He was appointed in Jan. 31, 1951. R.L. Troke the former chief, has been promoted to a position of chief advisor for the service for a period of six months at the same salary level. After that time he is expected to go onto long-term disability pension. Mr. Troke was appointed to the Renfrew Fire Department Oct. 13, 1951. NO NEW HALL FOR COURT IN RENFREW: Town council learned that there are no alternative sites in Renfrew

find suitable accommodation for the weekly court, which is now in the town hall. He also responded to a council motion requesting that a full-time family court judge be named



NORTH HORTON TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION: The North Horton Telephone Association has been organized with the following officers: president John A. McNab, vice president James Eady, secretary-treasurer James Humphries, committee John C. Cole, Alex Palmer, Ernie Price and Frank Johnston. There will be eventually about 40 phones in the district. They may be divided in two lines connected directly with the Central of Horton and McNab line at Lochwinnoch. But the poles are now being taken out for a one way or the other. ENLARGING THE MAYHEW STORE: To accommodate increasing business allow more room for shelving and for the display of goods; and to further brighten a bright interior, Mr. J.W. Mayhew has had the carpenters at work for the past week or so throwing the portion of the building at the rear of his store into the store proper. It naturally effects a considerable improvement in appearance and will further facilitate the increase of the business given good foundation by Mrs. Terral and added to by Mr. Mayhew.



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





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For details please Call Ross 613.433.1133 MacMahon Rd Just past Mount 3 ½ Acres Bordering 100 Acres of Private Crown land which is located on Reid’s Lake (located 3 miles from Renfrew) You must see this property! Hydro on Property.

St. Patrick Village

• Asking $49,900 for

6 Acres on Calabogie RD near Goshen RD. MLS# 856296.

• Asking $65,000 for 11 Acres in Springtown with great road access. MLS# 830245.

Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information

5 Lots Available

2.86 Acres of flat land with small creek at side and back of property. Excellent building lot.

Calvin Rd outside Haley Station Severed & Surveyed. All over 1 acre in size for

Asking $34,500

$22,000 to $25,000.

For information regarding any of the following please Call Helen 613.432.0058 WATERFRONT LOT AVAILABLE



One Located At Griffith On The Madawaska River – Little Timber Trail Lot. Measures 200 Ft X 284.06 X 286.29 Ft. X 394.59 Ft – Great Holiday Fun For You And Your Family

102 HARAMIS DR. Building lot in a prime residential area, measuring 57.35 ft x 112.66 ft deep – ready for construction to commence.

PINNACLE ROAD 5 Building Lots - Each Two Acres On Pinnacle Rd - Easy Access To Town - Paved Road Right To Your Door. All Severed And Surveyed And Ready For Your Home To Be Built

Building Lot Humphrey’s Rd (just off the Castleford Rd.)

EXCELLENT LOCATION • COMM. BUILDING LOT Raglan St. N. • COMM. LAND HWY #60 Fully serviced C-2 zoning - 3 parcels • HARAMIS DR. (Manor Estates) Fully Serviced Lots

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Thomas Morel Cell: 613-281-2745


Morris Eady, Broker of Record for Century 21 Eady Realty Inc. and their Team of Real Estate Professionals welcome Thomas Morel as a Real Estate Representative. It takes imagination and commitment to have a great career. You need to imagine your dream, commit to your goals and turn your imagination into reality. Century 21 provides their sales representatives with the training and skills that enables them to be successful in todayʼs competitive market.

Admaston students collect pennies The Grade 5/6 students at Admaston Public School, taught by Karyn Martin, celebrate their penny collection. The Grade 5/6 class, along with their school friends, collected over 10, 000 pennies. This provided four families with clean water. The class and school are excited and proud of this accomplishment and for being part of this project.

Tom moved to Bonnechere Valley in 2008 after graduating from York University. Tomʼs professional enthusiastic personality has helped him be successful in helping his clients both purchase and sell their homes over the past 3 years. If you have any real estate needs regarding residential, commercial and recreational properties feel free to call Tom at 613-281-2745.

Grade 8 students attend orientation day Abby Hall Jaguar Journal

An orientation day is a great way to introduce Grade 8 students to the high school environment. St. Joeʼs held its second annual orientation last Wednesday, inviting students from feeder schools all over the county to come experience a day at SJCHS. The day started off with introductions from Brennan Trainor and Breigh Whalen. To break the ice and add some humour, the student leaders participated in a choreographed flash mob dance. Visitors had the chance to meet their future classmates in a giant handshake. Later on in the morning, the students were divided into groups and given tours of the school. They visited normal classes, the tech wing, the media room, the cafeteria and more, giving them a sense of what courses they could take during their high school years at St. Joeʼs. Following the tours, everyone was treated to a pizza lunch, which was enjoyed while watching a highly competitive seniors vs. staff volleyball game. During lunch, the Jazz Band also performed a list of popular musical numbers. After lunch, the visiting students headed to the cafeteria to hear some student testimonials. Current students shared their experiences with sports, the performing arts, musicals and student council. Grade 8s had a chance to have their questions answered, before heading back to the gym for the last activity of the day, Minute to Win It! Teacher Mark Valliquette and a dedicated group of senior students set up stations all around the gym, with a different game at each one. The objective was to complete each task in under one minute. The tasks ranged from cup stacking to pencil catching to boot kicking, and the competition was fierce! The enthusiasm of the new students, group leaders

and staff made the day exciting and memorable. For the Grade 8s, the opportunity to visit their future school was a great way to have their questions answered and any fears reassured.

St. Joeʼs has a number of opportunities for students that should not be overlooked. We look forward to seeing all of the new students taking these opportunities come next September!

Office – 613-628-6000 Fax – 613-628-9097 71 Bonnechere Street, Eganville, ON K0J 1T0

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Valley Wide Real Estate Brokerage 93 Plaunt St, Renfrew f 613-433-3626 35 Main St, Cobden 613-646-9853

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Teri Leech Sales Rep 613-433-6994

Donna Nych Broker 613-623-7303

Mike Labelle Sales Rep 613-623-7303

Jenn Spratt Broker of Record 613-623-7303

189 Daniel St, Arnprior 613-623-7303 38 Alice St, Eganville 613-628-6388

Mike Defalco Sales Rep 613-623-2602

Donna Defalco Broker 613-623-2602

Lloyd Levesque Sales Rep 613-433-6224


172 O`Donnell Cres. Braeside. Wonderful family living, in Dochart Estates. 2 + Acres, inground pool, 3+1 bdr split level.$349,900 Call Mike Defalco


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

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

734 Scheel Dr. Pretty 45 Acres, creek, & 3 bdr. Bungalow on outskirts of Arnprior. Wood floors, newer furnace, fireplace, Central Air. $389,900 Call Mike Defalco

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

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

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

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

94 Dailee Rd, Mcnab 5 Bdr. 3 bath home with double attached garage on 2 acres. $349,900 Call Jenn


Sat., Feb. 16th 2-3:30 pm 6 Gardner St. Arnprior. Family home in desirable neighbourhood. $281,000 Your Host Donna Defalco


243 Olmstead Jeffrey Lake Rd. Near Cobden. Waterfront 4 bdr 2 bath brick home on over 2 acres. $374,000 Call Chantelle

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




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The ilyff wizard and a much more in The Wizard’s Tale

Holding his very own written words in print for the first time was certainly an experience for author Kirk Hisko, who recently released his first book, The Wizard’s Tale. “It was amazing and overwhelming at the same time,” said Hisko. “It is exciting but a little frightening, too.”

Hisko is quite enjoying the ride now that The Wizard’s Tale, an epic fantasy fiction novel along the lines of the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter style fiction on which he was raised, is on sale and garnering reviews. The first book in a series of four has been a true labour of love for Hisko, who has been writing it on and off for 10 years.

“Over the years the story has grown,” he said. “Itʼs a story about a kidnapped queen and there are 50-some supporting characters that appear in the book and sub-plots that work their way into the main plot. I really created this whole world, it just grew.” Hisko wasnʼt always looking at writing a novel. While he started writing the book 10 years ago, up to that point

much of his creative talents were focused on the visual rather than literary side of the arts. In fact, he originally wanted to write screenplays. In the past few years Hisko has become known as the creator of the unique marketing and merchandise creations of his father-in-lawʼs business, Odiʼs Kingburger, and heʼs exercised his artistic talents in The Wizard’s Tale, too. He created the cover art for the book and included inside is a map of the fantastical land in which the book is set. Self-taught in the art of Photoshop, his Odiʼs experience has really been a fun way to get creative. “They gave me a chance to run with it,” he said. Response to The Wizard’s Tale has been favourable, said Hisko, who is working to overcome shyness when it comes to interviews and dealings with media. “Itʼs been very good,” said Hisko. “It takes awhile to build up an audience, but itʼs been going very well.” BIG YEAR

The past yearʼs been full of highlights for Hisko, who not only just released his first book but married the love of his life, Robin Audette, last summer. Robin is hands down his

biggest fan and supporter. “When I got with Robin about five years ago was really when the story took shape,” he said. “She started giving me feedback. I give her so much credit; she is really the inspiration for getting it published.” Itʼs been a joint project for the newlyweds. “Itʼs been kind of our little baby,” said Hisko. Heʼs worked very hard to maintain the mystery in The Wizard’s Tale, said Hisko, and to not to give too much away in promoting the book. What he will say is that the novel includes characters such as ilyffs (fair-skinned, elf-like creatures), gorglores (rough-skinned, red-eyed opposites of ilyffs), goffs (half ilyff and half gorglore) and four Guardians who protect the powers of four Gods who once walked the land. In The Wizard’s Tale, Baleron, the ilyff wizard, and Vandrik, the Guardian of Fire, suspect the disappearance of their queen to be the work of old-forgotten enemies, the gorglores. It can only be assumed the gorglores are once again after what they have always desired, the Sword of Fieras, one of the four most powerful weapons in the land. Once Vandrik and the others set out on their journey, they realize

something far more sinister and evil than first suspected is at work. THE PROCESS

What surprised him most about the process of writing and publishing the book? “Probably the editing,” said Hisko. “I knew it was going to be a big job and a lot of work but itʼs like youʼre constantly finding new mistakes. Itʼs been a really good learning process.” In terms of how he works, Hiskoʼs best writing comes early in the morning, seated at the desktop computer in the Horton Heights home he shares with Robin. An avid gamer and Star Wars fan, Hiskoʼs ideas come from everywhere – real life, movies, books and video games. “I have such an active imagination,” he said. Hisko continues to be knee deep in the series, working to promote and market The Wizard’s Tale while writing the next novels. “The second book is already written and the third is three-quarters of the way done,” said Hisko. The Wizard’s Tale is available in paperback and on Kindle at or, and at Odiʼs Kingburger in Renfrew. R0011912674_0214

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million to rebuild, estimated Asselin. Chiarelli points out in his letter to the mayor that $100 million will be available through the MIII program over three years, including $9 million to help 358 (of Ontarioʼs 444) municipalities prepare asset management plans. The second phase provides $90 million “to undertake critical infrastructure projects … A decision will be made as soon as possible regarding which municipalities will be given the opportunity to submit a full application for funding under this program.” Asselin says the town is now trying to determine what is meant by the correspondence. If the Connecting Links funding is disappearing, Asselin said this means provincial funding has changed, with a different process now available for trying to improve

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But Asselin says thatʼs problematic because now all municipalities (of which there are 444) will be eligible to apply for that funding. At present, Asselin says there are 5.46 kilometres of connecting-link roadways in town from Highway 17 to Highway 60. Those links are OʼBrien Road, Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Raglan Street, Bridge Street and Stewart Street. To rebuild those roads, which are in need of attention, Asselin says $18- to $24-million would be needed. Another 1.7 kilometres serve as connecting links to Hwy. 132. Those roads are Munroe West, Lochiel and Lisgar, which are also in less than stellar condition. They would require about $6- to $9

Meanwhile, Mayor Bill Ringrose says the town needs to talk to well-placed government officials to clarify what the announcement means. If the Connecting Link funding is disappearing entirely, Asselin said the town will be losing a substantial source of funding. Referring to Chiarelliʼs letter, Asselin said, “Iʼm not sure what discontinued means, but it would (imply) the roads are no longer referred to as connecting links.” In other words, Asselin wonders if discontinued is reference to the Connecting Links funds or the Connecting Links status for local roads. One potential concern, said Asselin, is that the town will lose connecting-link status but still be left open to provincial requests to repair those roads without having the financial resources to do so. Previously, the town had

those roads. Asselin suspected something was up. Each October the Province used to ask the municipality for its capital priorities, related to the connecting links, but the last time they did so was in 2010, said Asselin. Typically, there are town roads operated as connecting links, as well as county roads (such as Raglan Street South, Bruce Street and Gillan Road) and town roads. Asselin says the county has liked having county roads that were connecting links, because approved work on those roads resulted in the cost being picked up 90 per cent by the province and 10 per cent by the town. “So, the town has had substantial investment over the years through Connecting Link, and there are still many more projects to go (that will need funding),” said Asselin.

to choose — do we choose one that benefits the travelling public moving through the highway system, or do we select a project that benefits the residents of Renfrew, like the water and sewer projects,” said the director of development and works. “That forces us to make some decisions. Before, we had a pool for our Connecting Link projects and a pool for our infrastructure projects.” The town will strive to obtain more definitive answers from the Province within the next two months, says Mayor Ringrose. A motion passed unanimously by council calls for the mayor to request a meeting with the new transportation minister, Glen Murray, so council can “fully comprehend” the impact of the provinceʼs decision on Connecting Link funding.

good odds of receiving grants because it was competing with 59 other municipalities for Connecting Link funding. With all (444) municipalities able to apply for MIII funding, the townʼs chances of funding success are drastically reduced, said Asselin. What concerns the town is that the MIII program is shutting down after three years, added Asselin, causing him to ask: “Do we now have any funding for the connecting links?” Another concern is that now Renfrew has only one opportunity to seek funding for roads or other infrastructure needs. “Now, weʼre only able to submit one application per round of applications under MIII,” said Asselin. “So if we have a Queen Street (that needs repairs) and some Connecting Links projects, which one are we going






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FOR RENT 1 BEDROOM, 106 John Street, Arnprior, 2nd floor above Sew Inspired, 620 sq, Quiet center town location, Available immediately. AC, fridge & stove, gas fireplace, first and last $650/month plus utilities. Day 613-623-4979 evening 613-623-5920 1 BEDROOM apartment Arnprior, gorgeous, renovated, hardwood, appliances, window treatments, heat, water, and parking included. Many extras, quiet, secure, non-smoking, pet-free building. $800 Call 613-296-4521 1 bedroom apartment for rent in a secure building in downtown Renfrew. Available March 1st. $549 per month, has parking and laundry room. Call Bujold Properties 613-432-0789 1 bedroom in quiet area in Renfrew with a private entrance. Has built in cupboards in kitchen/living room combination. Includes fridge, stove, heat, hot/cold water, central air, yard maintenance & parking. $600.00 per month, pay hydro. No smoking, no pets, references required. 432-2140


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2 Bedrm apartment, downtown Arnprior, $725/mo, heat included. Call Greg Townley Broker of Record, Mather Insurance & Real Estate 613-623-3939.

CLEAN, QUIET, 1 bedroom apartment available centertown location includes parking, gas fireplace, fridge and stove, with private entrance and backyard. Seniors preferred, $700/month. 613-622-7574

LARGE TWO BEDROOM, two floors in Heritage Home, two entrances, parking for two, laundry room in apartment, rent includes heat & hot water. 260A Barr St. Call 432-5972

2 BEDROOM CONDO for seniors, Available April 1st. Party room, exercise room, locker, all appliances, $900/month Call 613-623-1677 between 10 am - 7 pm. 2 bedroom house newly decorated in Braeside, $950/month, first & last, pay own utilities. 613-281-7415 3 Bedroom. 1 bath, living room, laundry area, large yard. $900 a month plus utilities, available April 1st. Are you building or need housing short term. This 3 bedroom house is available for short term only. House is being listing with real estate and will be available on a month to month basis up to Sept. 2013 at which time if not sold can negotiate further renting possibilities. Appt’s for viewing are being booked for after March 1st. 432-7167 leave message ARNPRIOR ALWAYS CLEAN, MODERN Secure 1&2 Bedroom apts. on First Avenue. Fridge, stove, parking incl. Discounts for mature tenants. 623-8537 after 6pm

Best wishes only GENERATIONS


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


TASSO JIMMY WARREN ANAS Our Baby Boy has arrived! It is with extreme joy and warm hearts that Jimmy & Cathy Anas of Arnprior announce the birth of their first child TJ. Born January 3, 2013 at 2:40pm weighing in at 8 pounds and 13 ounces. TJ has already melted the hearts of his proud Grandparents Warren & Wendy Lathem of Carp and Tasso & Litsa Anas of Arnprior. He gets lots of cuddles from his Aunts and Uncles Geoff, Sandra, Ross, Peter, Cathy, Joanne and Doug and his awesome Cousins Reagan, Camryn, Tassia and AJ. A special thanks to the delivery team of Auntie Sammie, Dr. Ewa Ciechanska, Nurse Shelly and all the staff at the QCH!

Happy First Valentine’s Day Owen Gregory and Dalton Allen Sivucha


Great great grandmother Betty McNeice, Baby Zachary MacDonald, Great grandmother Connie Townsend, Grandmother Melanie Dick, Mother Rebecca MacDonald

From From Big Sister Harper Parents Erin and Dale Sivucha and Grandpa Allen and Grandma Jeannie Patterson

We love you to the moon and back

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ONE BEDROOM, ground floor, near downtown. Mature type, includes fridge, stove, parking for $560/month. Leave message at 613-646-2897

We would like to thank Dr. Matosh and Jen for the years of care given to Chester, the staff and nurses on the second floor of Renfrew Victoria Hospital, also the staff and volunteers at the Hospice.


From Big brother Orion, Sister Ophelia Parents Angela and Sheldon North Grandpa Allen and Grandma Jeannie Patterson

Large bright one bedroom. Close to downtown. Appliances & heat included. Private entrance, parking, available March 1st. $625 per month. Call 613-823-7601

O’Reilly’s Retirement Home presently has 2 vacancies. For info or to view please call 613-622-5979

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

Available April 1st Large Bachelor Apartment in Braeside Newly renovated Loft Bedroom Appliances included front & Back decking with Yard $900.00 monthly + Gas 613-623-8164

CINDY’S Home Cleaning Service. Reliable, efficient, honest. References available. Call 613.433.8243


February 24, 2013 Friends and relatives are invited to a Birthday Tea on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 2:00 – 4:00 pm At Arnprior Villa, 15 Arthur Street, Arnprior Ontario

LARGE 2 bedroom apt in triplex, 2 storey, fridge & stove, washer & dryer hook-up, parking for 2 cars. Backyard, gas f i r e p l a c e . $675/month+utilities, first and last and references. 219 Jennet Street. 819-647-3986

To the person who returned a wallet and bottle of baby cough syrup to Shoppers on February 4th – Thank you very much. Your kindness was much appreciated.

The family of the late Chester Yantha, would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the donations, food, cards and kind words in our recent loss.


Happy 90th Birthday Catherine Watt

HOUSE FOR RENT, $950/month +utilities, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, Arnprior 613-623-7895 Available March 1st

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

Thank You!

ARNPRIOR, Beautiful waterfront home, 2 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath. Swimming, fishing, boating, Available Immediately, $1975/month plus utilities. 613-623-1872

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

Born in Vancouver, December 6, 2012

Downtown large 2 bedroom apt with laundry room, lots of cupboards, yard, parking, stove, fridge, washer, dryer, heat & water included. Hydro extra, $875 a month, call 613-623-4306



Room for Rent- Shared


HOOGENDYK - Mark and Sarah (Ziebarth) of Elgin, ON are thrilled to announce the arrival of their beautiful daughter, Kyla Elizabeth, on Saturday December 1st, 2012 at 10:06 a.m., weighing 8 lbs., 10 ozs. Proud first-time grandparents are Darwin & Margaret Ziebarth of Pakenham, ON. Proud grandparents, John & Anne Hoogendyk of Elgin, ON, welcome their third grandchild. Kyla is the fourth great-grandchild for Marjorie Ziebarth of Pakenham, ON, the first great-grandchild for Tom and Betty Carroll of Kanata, ON, the sixth great-grandchild for Annie Hoogendyk of Woodstock, N.B., and the first great-grandchild for Joanne Connolly of Fredericton, N.B. Kyla is adored by her aunts and uncles. Many thanks to Dr. Wang, Dr. Toth, and the wonderful nurses at the Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital.

Thanks also to Father Brennan for his visits to Chester, especially the visit on the evening of his death, the visit and prayers at the funeral home and the Funeral Mass. Thank you also to Father Holly for his visits to the hospital. A special thanks to all who took part on the day of the funeral, Carrie and Hillary MacMillan for the readings and to the pallbearers Jamie Tabar, Kelly Johnston, Chris Yantha, Cody Lorbetskie, Jordan MacMillan and Austen Miller. Lastly thanks to Natasha and the staff at Goulet Funeral Home for all their caring and support at this sad time. Jen, Mike, Chantelle and Andrew




Thank You Is thank you ever enough? The family of the late Arnold Dick wish to say a sincere thank you to neighbours, special friends and family for their comforting thoughts at the time of dad’s passing. The phone calls, flowers, food sent to our homes and In Memoriam donations were all greatly appreciated. Special thanks to the staff at Quail Creek in Renfrew for that little extra attention given to him. This was home to dad for the last three years. We witnessed this, and dad said he was well taken care of at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Thank you for your kindness and patience. In hospital just under two months he will be remembered for toothpicks and juicy fruit gum, right? To the Sharpes, Rev. Brian and Alison, as well as Rev. Pat Van Gelder we want to tell you how much your numerous visits to see dad meant to us. It was because of you that a calm and peacefulness rested with him. We extend to Matt Brydges and his wonderful staff at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home a big thank you for all the extra attention and assistance. Sincerely, Allen, Barbara, Mary & families






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

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Full time staff position at Renfrew Dairy Queen Competitive wages and benefits.

Room for rent. Downtown comfortable home, to a non smoking senior or working adult. Negotiable. Rent for yard maintenance 432-8760

Machinery for sale at Renfrew Collegiate Institute. Samco 12 ft. belt sander 575v. Wadkin 20 inch band saw 3ph. 2hp. Rockwell 10 inch table saw 1-1/2 hp single ph. Viewing Feb 14 2:30- 4:30 and Feb 15 2:30-4:30 at RCI rm 180

Barley and Wheat Straw For Sale. Delivery Available. Barclay Dick & Son Farm Supply. 613-649-2620 or 613-649-2440 BUTCHER SUPPLIES, Leather + Craft Supplies and Animal Control Products. Get your Halfords 128 page FREE C A T A L O G . 1 - 8 0 0 - 3 5 3 7864 or Email: Visit our Web Store: Countertops, large variety to choose from. We provide complete installation service. Ask about our promotion, call Paramount Kitchens for details 613-687-4620 HEADING SOUTH This winter? Let us arrange your travel insurance. Call Eady Insurance 613-432-8543 or 1-888-275-3239 HOTTUB (Spa) Covers. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1 - 8 6 6 - 6 5 2 - 6 8 3 7



Food for Learning Program Coordinator Food for Learning is a community-driven network of partners from various sectors who work together to develop, support and strengthen high-quality student nutrition programs within Renfrew County and District schools. The goal of Food for Learning is to provide universal access to nutritious meals and snacks for children and youth so they are ready to learn and succeed at school.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Local medium-sized machine shop looking for machine operator/material handler for busy CNC shop. Reply to Box 433, Arnprior, ON, K7S 3L9



TANDEM LOADS 613-858-8014


6 Industrial Road, Kemptville 613-258-4570, 800-387-0638


HELP WANTED Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Program Inc. is a non-profit organization that encourages independent living and enhances the quality of life of seniors and individuals with special needs. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization. We are currently seeking volunteers in the areas of front reception and foot care reception. If you are interested in making a difference please contact Lisa Bottomley, Volunteer Coordinator at 613-623-79981 or visit us online at

We offer: Competitive wage and benefit package Excellent, well maintained equipment Dedicated tractors Home every weekend Our primary area of operations is from Eastern Ontario to the GTA and Southwestern Ontario. We require: 2 years AZ experience Clean abstract Professional attitude

Level ll Dental Assistant/Receptionist required to join our fast paced well established clinic in Carp. Please fax resume to (613)839-3949.

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All interested individuals should forward their applications by Matthew Raby, Manager of Projects and Programs Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education and Training 1500 Cumberland Street, Cornwall, ON K6J 4K9 Fax: 613-930-7251

Brockville, Ontario EXCELLENT INCOME Be your own boss! UNLIMITED TRAINING AVAILABLE Call Dave Reilly 613-924-9698 All calls returned


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For further information regarding the above positions, including qualifications, duties, and wage information, please see the County of Renfrew website at Please send your resume, stating applicable competition number by 4:00 p.m., February 25, 2013. Please send a separate application for each competition to which you are applying. Human Resources, County of Renfrew 9 International Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 FAX: (613) 735-7590 EMAIL: (in MS Word or pdf format) Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

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The County of Renfrew is a premier employer, offering competitive salaries (plus comprehensive benefits package for full time positions), fostering training, growth and succession planning opportunities, and encouraging the health and wellness of all employees. All employees of the County of Renfrew are required to successfully exhibit the corporate competencies of Professionalism, Client Service Orientation, Focus on Results, and Honesty & Integrity.

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We are an equal opportunity employer.

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GEORGEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BARBER SHOP 47 McGarry Ave Renfrew

Make a difference in a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. Call now! 613-688-0653

The ideal candidate will possess relevant post-secondary education in nutrition sciences or a related field, as well as strong leadership, facilitation, and organizational skills. She/he will have a proven ability to work independently and in a team, and will be a dynamic self starter, capable of developing creative solutions for problem solving. Bilingualism is an asset. Access to a vehicle and a minimum G2 driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license are required.

Help Wanted! Make up to $1000 a week mailingbrochures from home! Genuine Opportunity! FREE Supplies!No experience required.Start immediately! Labourer/Equipment Operators required for busy Farm and Farm Supply. Looking for multi-skilled individuals who thrive in a dynamic environment. Forklift and Loader experience an asset. Saturdays required. Wage dependent on experience. Please email or call 613-649-2440

Please call 800-387-0638 for more information or forward resume to or fax to 613-258-5391.

School Bus driving is not for those who want a full-time job, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wonderful opportunity for retirees or stay-at-home parents, or others with a little time on their hands to supplement their income while doing something important in our community, being a reliable role model for students, and making a real difference. Your mission for today is to TELL SOMEBODY, because everyone who becomes or helps someone become a school bus driver, is making an important contribution to the SAFETY & EDUCATION of our students.

Hardware/Building Supply Store Manager. Full time. Excellent opportunity for an outgoing person. Based in Iqaluit Nunavut. We are seeking an self motivated individual, with experience working in a retail building supply store. with the ability to merchandize, and deal with tradesmen. We offer an attractive wage and accommodations. E-mail resume to â&#x20AC;&#x153;HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT . No Experience Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified!

PIANO & bench, keyboard stand & stool. Coffee & end tables. Kids desk & chair. Oak table, 4 chairs & hutch. Book shelve. TV & entertainment centre. Couch & sofa bed. 613-432-7322


The Program Coordinator works with a Community Partnership Council to facilitate implementation of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services Student Nutrition Program (SN) according to SNP Program Guidelines.


Fax resume to 613-433-9806

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


Delivery Driver/Labourer required for Barclay Dick and Son Farm Supply. Minimum DZ license needed for our busy spring season. Seasonal position. Protential full-time employment for the right individual. Saturday required. Please email or call 613-649-2440



Applicants should be college/university age or older and in good physical health as physical labour is required. Visit our website for more information and to find our application form. Email a completed application form and resume to or mail to: McGregorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Produce, 351 Lochwinnoch Rd. Braeside, ON, K0A 1G0.

Renfrew - large bright 2 bedroom apartment. Five minutes from town. Finished loft for additional bedroom or extra storage. Private entrance with large deck. Includes fridge & stove. Separate room with washer & dryer hook-up. $650 per month. Hydro extra. No pets no smoking. Available April 1st. Call 613-432-9486

Room for rent in center town Arnprior. Includes furnished bedroom, your own fridge, Wireless Internet, laundry and parking. $400 per month 613-229-0378



Please send resume to: Mack MacKenzie Motors Ltd. Attn: Greg Mackenzie 547 New Street, Renfrew, ON K7V 1G8


Competitive wages, and beneďŹ t package included

FOR SALE *HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-652-6837.

Part time hygienist wanted in busy dental practice in Renfrew. Please fax your resumes to Attention: Teena at 613-432-5449 or e-mail at We look forward to hearing from you.


To Meet Growing Demand

Renfrew - 2 bedroom townhouse with large storage room (140 ft2), completely renovated, new windows, new kitchen and bathroom, no carpets, fridge and stove, washer and dryer hook up, natural gas heat, outside patio, 2 private entrance doors (front and back) parking, snow plowing and mowing included, 2 min from downtown Renfrew, quiet neighborhood. $690 plus utilities, first and last month rent, no pets. For a viewing and more information call ph. 613-757-1576







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

TRAFFORD In loving memory of our beloved Mother, Grandmother (Gram) and GreatGrandmother, Dolores Trafford who passed away on February 16, 2009.

RENFREW DAYCARE 12 mths -5 year old child care spaces 613-432-2627

Lyndhurst Gun & Militaria Show at the Lyndhurst Legion. Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, 9 am-3 pm. Halfway between Kingston and Smiths Falls. Take Hwy 15 to 33, follow 33 to the Legion. Admission $5.00. Ladies and accompanied children under 16 free. Buy/sell/trade. Firearms, ammunition, knives, military antiques, hunting gear & fishing tackle. For show info and table inquiries call John (613)928-2382, All firearm laws are to be obeyed, trigger locks are required.


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Maple Spring Harvest Season

IN MEMORIAM GRIFFITH, Bev - In loving memory of a dear wife who passed away February 18, 2006. Loving and kind in all her ways Sincere and true in her heart and mind Beautiful memories she left behind. Art AUCTIONS

OPENS SATURDAY FEB 16 Horse Drawn Rides, Face Painting & Taffy All 3 Days of Family Day Weekend!

Always in our hearts and in our thoughts, and greatly missed, Junior, Linda, Richard, Brenda, Kevin and families WALLACE, William J. 1926 - 2010 In loving memory of Bill who passed away February 16, 2010. Remembering you is easy We do it everyday. But missing you is a heartache That never goes away.

KLAAS (Gus) JONKMAN March 2, 2012 We took our vows together, Said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Till death do us partâ&#x20AC;? But when God came and took your hand, My whole world fell apart, No one knows the heartache, I try so hard to hide. Only God knows how many times, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve broken down and cried, When I look back upon our lives, One thing that makes me glad, Is that you chose me to share with you, The precious years we had. Loving and missing you always, Wendy

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AUCTIONS Check back for regular updates. Paul Switzer, Auctioneer/Appraiser, CLR414470




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Superintendent Team As a team, you will both be responsible for customer service, cleaning, minor repairs and maintenance of the interior and exterior of a residential property in Ottawa. Related experience and good communication and computer abilities are a must. A competitive salary and beneďŹ ts package, including on-site accommodation, await you! Please apply on-line at or fax your resumes to (613) 788-2758, attention: Jensa.

BOARD DIRECTORS The Renfrew Victoria Hospital Corporation is governed by a volunteer Board. This year four Directors will be elected to serve a three year term and this year four Incumbent Directors are eligible to re-apply. Applications are being accepted for potential openings at the end of the current term as well as vacancies that could arise on the Hospital Board during the year. Please visit the RVH website for further details. The Board is responsible for the governance of the Hospital, being alert to the healthcare needs of the region, working to provide sufďŹ cient resources to ensure the Hospital is able to fulďŹ ll its mandate, and ensuring that resources are used efďŹ ciently and effectively. The Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decisions have substantial impact on the Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s viability and the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healthcare services. The Governance Committee of the Board is calling for applications from interested individuals who have a commitment to providing strategic policy direction and leadership for the continued development of the hospital and are prepared to commit personal time and effort of approximately 10-15 hours a month. Criteria have been established for the selection of directors to ensure a balance of skills, relevant experience, competencies and perspectives. Directors shall be a resident or employed or carried on business in Renfrew County for a continuous period of six months immediately prior to being appointed. Interested candidates may request application forms by calling 613-432-4851 ext. 260 or emailing buttles@ or by visiting Deadline for applications is March 15, 2013. Only those candidates meeting the criteria will be invited for an interview. Thank you for your interest and support of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital.



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TRUCK TECHNICIAN, International experience an asset, competitive wages & benefits, Mon-Fri Days, R&M Truck in Arnprior, Fax resume 613-623-5382 or email or call 613-623-6508


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Sysco Central Ontario Sysco Central Ontario, a division of Sysco Corporation, is a full-line, leading food service distributor in Ontario. Our commitment to hiring and training the best has made us a leader in delivering outstanding service.

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Waitress wanted. Please apply at Centennial Restaurant in Pakenham. 613-624-5413

Registration 9:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11:00 a.m. AFTERNOON EVENTS 1 p.m. CHILDRENS GAMES, LOG SAWING, NAIL HAMMERING, TEA BOILING, PUCK THROW & SKATING. EUCHRE 2:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4:30 p.m. AUCTION 8:30 p.m. TICKET DRAW 9:00 p.m.








IN MEMORIAM KLAAS (Gus) Jonkman March 2, 2012

Mervyn Leitch


Those we love donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard but always near. Loved and missed always, Forever dear.

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In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a special place, No one could ever ďŹ ll.

CRIMINAL RECORD? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let your past limit your holiday plans! Since 1989 Confidential, fast affordable A+ BBB rating, employment & travel freedom, Call for a free booklet. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

WAGS & WHISKERS PUPPY KINDERGARTEN offers obedience and socialization. Join the fun! Celebrating 12 years training your puppies/. Call Tena and Ian 613-623-6200.


Miss you father Love Sue

Deep in our hearts Your memory is kept, To love, cherish and never forget Forever loved, Charlotte, Linda and Family


LIVESTOCK Good selection of purebred Charolais bulls, 1 and 2 year olds. Pick Sire now, delivery when required. 613-275-2930.

MOTORCYCLES 2009 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900cc Whitewalls, with less than 20K, asking $6300.00 (613)277-2257


Love, Thompson family

World Class Drummer From Five Man Electrical Band, is accepting new students for private lessons. Call Steve 613-831-5029.

COMING EVENTS LOST & FOUND FOUND silver chain in front of Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shoe Store on Feb. 6. Please claim at The Renfrew Mercury, 35 Opeongo Rd, Renfrew On.

Sheila Mary Gallagher (Paquette) March 8th 1952 - February 17th 2012

LOST DOG - Reward for finding lost female golden retriever. Red in colour white chest & feet. Missing since Feb. 5th in the Jamieson Lane area. Please call 613-433-4948

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In loving memory of


Lois Obst Born Arnprior, Ontario June 2, 1930 Died Arnprior, Ontario February 20, 2010


Remembered by Eric, Jeff, Megan, Derek, Alyson & Caroline

Forever in our hearts Love, Marleen, Kyle, Lance Mervin, Johannah, Ryerson, Evan & Opal



Those we love remain with us, For love itself lives on. And cherished memories never fade Because a loved one is gone. Those we love can never be More than a thought apart. For as long as there is a memory Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always live on in our hearts. Love always, Lawrence, David and Family

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In Hospice Renfrew on Saturday February 9, 2013. Dear father of Abraham and Anthony both of Renfrew. Beloved baby brother of Peter & Shirley of Mayo, Quebec, David of Calgary and Mary & Bruce Mayhew of Renfrew. Predeceased by his loving parents Gladys (Thompson) 1974 and Cecil Ellement (1996) and siblings Paul (1977) and Carole & Bill McMahon (2009). Special uncle to Zach & Louise Mayhew and his other siblings 8 children. Coolest great uncle to Malakai John Mayhew and other great nieces and nephews. At the request of Andy there will be no visitation or service at this time. A celebration of Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will take place in the spring. Cremation. Thanks to Drâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mickus, Strader and Patti Stewart RN and Hospice Renfrew. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the Anderson Funeral Home, Renfrew.

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Always remembered, Bryson, Kathy, Chris and Kerri

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In loving memory of a dear husband and father who sadly left us accidently 30 years ago February 19, 1983. We will always remember The way you smiled, The things you used to say, And all the things you did for us, In your kind and loving way. We hold you close within our hearts And there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. Loved & missed always Eva, Nancy, Kevin, Cindy & families

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Softly within the shadows God gave a gentle call With fare wells left unspoken Mom you silently left us all Our hearts still ache with sadness And silent tears still flow For what it means to love and miss you mom No one will ever know

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In loving memory of mother and grandmother Dora Warren February 17, 2012

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Albert John Thompson





April 2, 1926 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; February 15, 2009


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COADY, Carmel Mary (nee Quigley) January 20, 1925 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; January 31, 2013 Peacefully in hospital on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at age 88. Beloved wife of the late W. James Coady. Dear mother of Donald (Yvonne) and Doug (Deborah) Coady, of Almonte. Loving grandmother of Greg, Julie, Erin (Michael) and the late Sean. Greatgrandmother of Shyanna, Maya, Zachery and Emma. Dear sister of Rita Ryan (the late Raymond) of Arnprior. Predeceased by her sister Kay (the late Dan) Sheahan of Renfrew. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Remembered with love by Linda (Wark) Coady. Friends called at the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte on Sunday, February 3rd from 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3pm and 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8pm. Funeral mass was celebrated on Monday, February 4th at 10am at Holy Name of Mary Church, Almonte. Spring interment parish cemetery, Almonte. For those who wish, a donation in Carmelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory to the Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor Foundation or the Holy Name of Mary Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated by the Coady family. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at â&#x20AC;&#x153;As you were, you will always beâ&#x20AC;Ś Treasured forever in our memoryâ&#x20AC;?



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McGRATH, John Michael “Umelik”


BURKE, Patrick “Pat” (Canadian Forces Veteran)

(April 16, 1935 – February 6, 2013)



LONGTIME MEMBER OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CWL Peacefully at Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew on Monday February 11th, 2013. Kay, beloved wife of the late Florimond Dagenais. Dear Daughter of the late Ernest Normandeau & Esther Proulx. Predeceased by step-mother Dorilda Giroux. Dear sister of Roland Normandeau and Eugène Normandeau. Predeceased by siblings Florimond Normandeau, Jules Normandeau, Rémi Normandeau, Ernest Normandeau and Yvette Normandeau Blondin. Kay will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St, S, Renfrew on Friday February 15th from 2-4, 7-9pm and after 9:00am Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church Renfrew on Saturday February 16th, 2013 at 10:00am. Spring interment Parish Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Cemetery Memorial Fund or to the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences/donations may be made at:


Peacefully surrounded by loved ones at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Saturday afternoon, February 9th, 2013. Patrick Slattery Burke of The Arnprior Villa at the age of 81 years. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Jones. Former husband of the late Verna H. Lee. Dearly loved and proud father of Allen Burke (Lou) of Kelowna, B.C.; Shelagh Burke of Vancouver, B.C.; Deborah Smeltzer of Arnprior; Sandra Hunt (Dan) of Cobden; Rick Jones of Kemptville and Gary Jones of Nova Scotia. Cherished “Grandpa” of Kelly Sperry (Lee), Melissa Smeltzer-Malloy (Jonathon), Tyler Edwards (Courteney Landreau), Curtis and Christopher Jones, Katie Hunt (Justin Tremblay), Kayla Hunt, Reign, Becha and Clema Burke and “Great-Grandpa” of Logan and Jacob Sperry, Tyson and Aidan Edwards. Fondly remembered by his special friends: Terry Smeltzer, Mary Lou Sloan and Elsie Ovington. Family and friends were invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of Service to honour Pat’s life in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 o’clock. Rev. Barbara Richardson officiated. A reception followed. In memory of Pat, a donation to the Arnprior Humane Society or the Arnprior Hospital “Partners in Caring” Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 174, Arnprior will assemble at the funeral home for a tribute service on Monday evening at 6:45. Condolences/Tributes/Donations/Webcast



Peacefully at home on Monday February 11, 2013 at the age of 79. Dear son of the late Albert Goodall and Isabel Tibbins. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Enright. Dear brother of Charles (Iris), Albert (Lesley), Sidney (Jeannette) and brother in law of Jim (Caroline) Enright and Danny (Carol) Lynch. Proud uncle of his nephew Dan Jr. “two two” (Jennifer) Lynch , niece Shari (Dave) Marchand , great-nieces Jadyn, Olivia, Caitlin , Lauren. Jim will be fondly remembered by his cousin Don Stroud and his good friends Doug and Chris McDonald and family and Susan and Rob Edwards, nieces and nephews. At Jim’s request cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Goulet Funeral Home 310 Argyle St, S, Renfrew. Donations in Jim’s name may be made to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind National Office and Training Centre P.O. Box 280, 4120 Rideau Valley Drive N. Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A3. Online condolences/donations may be made at:


Peacefully at home on Wednesday morning, February 6, 2013. John Michael McGrath of Pakenham at the age of 77 years. Juggler, sea captain, sealer, boat builder, logger, surveyor, dog musher, poker player, pilot, bureaucrat, golfer, cook, game officer, village mayor, philanthropist, deaf advocate, chair leaner, genealogist, computer pioneer, reader, writer, humourist, critic, musician, master of ceremonies, National Defence College Graduate, Honourary Colonel and fisherman on all three of Canada’s oceans. Beloved husband of Judy (nee Waldner) McGrath. Loving father of Lani Holland (Andrew), Janet Tamalik McGrath (Kevin Douglas), Sean McGrath (Lori) all of Arnprior, Karla McGrath of Kingston and Noah Nashaooraitook of Taloyoak, Nunavut. Predeceased by son, Seumas. Cherished grandfather of Michael-James, Jacquelyn, Kathleen May-Jun, Seumas, Lindsay, Teresa, Oskar, SydneyJane, Karissa and 1 great grandson, Ari. Dear brother of Mary Darras of Quebec City; Janet Kelly (Paul) of St. Philips, Nfld.; Leslie McGrath of Victoria, B.C.; Antonia McGrath of Switzerland; Carol McGrath of Arnprior; Robin McGrath of Goose Bay, Labrador and Kearney McGrath (Barbara) of Kingston. Predeceased by 2 sisters: Elizabeth and Sheila and brother, Seumas. Family and friends were invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday February 9, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. A service to honour John’s life was held at the Pilon Family Chapel on Saturday at 5 o’clock, reception to follow. In memory of John, a donation to the “Margie Conroy Deaf Project” in Uganda would be greatly appreciated by the McGrath family and may be made through the Pilon Family Funeral Home. For information regarding condolences, tributes, donations and to access the webcast please visit:



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

FEB. 15 Valentine’s Dance. Music by Rob Dillon 7 to 11 p.m. in the Roundel Lounge, AFAC Wing.

FEB. 16 Valentines dinner and dance with the Douglas Connection at the Griffith Lions Hall. Dinner 6 p.m. Dance 8 p.m. $20. Roast beef dinner, old time music and dance, 50-50 draw, silent auction and more. Proceeds go to build housing for seniors in Griffith. Sweetheart Spiel at the Renfrew Curling Rink, $20 per person. Potluck dinner will be held after two games of curling. Shelley Jamieson at 613-432-2870. The Renfrew County Fiddlers dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Renfrew Legion. Old-time music and dance followed by a light lunch, $6. Faith in Harmony at St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 7 p.m. Vocal harmony by the Renfrew Children’s Youth Chorus, the Valley Harmonizers and Sleepless, a lady’s quartet from Ottawa. Tickets $10 at Aikenhead’s, church members and the door. Northcote Fun Day at 404 Rink Road. Breakfast 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Snowmobile poker run (weather permitting). Registration 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Afternoon events start at 1 p.m. Children’s games, log sawing, nail hammering, free skating and hockey. Euchre 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Arnprior and McNab-Braeside Archives’ AGM at the Arnprior Public Library, 1 p.m. Celebrates both the 20th anniversary of the archives

and the 100th anniversary of Renfrew South District Women’s Institute. The WI highlights its Tweedsmuir Community History Collections and previews new oral history project. Archives open house and refreshments. Free admission.

FEB. 17 Old-fashioned family games night at the Cobden Agricultural Hall at 6 p.m. Food and refreshments available. Goodwill offering towards new air conditioning system for the hall. Old favourites like Monopoly, Scrabble, Risk, Snakes and Ladders, card games, or newer games. Bring your favourite family game. DACA breakfast. Bacon, eggs, fried potatoes, porridge, toast and beverage. Adults $7, kids $5. Bid euchre, 1:30 p.m.. Cost $3 per player at Eganville Seniors Centre. 613-628-2354.

FEB. 18 Kids Corp Family Fun Day: Skating, games and lunch. Chili, hot dogs, fruit, cheese, crackers and beverages will be served. Horton Community Centre on the Family Day Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Skating starts at 11 a.m. $5 per person, two years and under free. Family Day skate from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre, sponsored by RBC. Bring the whole family! The Eganville and Area Horticultural Society is welcoming speaker Bonnie Zelney of Killaloe, owner of Bonnie’s Back to Basics. The topic is Basic NATURAL Skin Care. Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Social time with refreshments follows. Call 613-628-9898. Ladies Auxiliary hosts euchre at the Renfrew Legion at 1 p.m. Cost $8. Light lunch.

Free Family Skating Party at Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior, 1 to 3 p.m. Free hotdogs and face painting for the kids. Sponsored by Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County.

FEB. 20 Northern Lights Seniors showing the movie Hope Springs at 1:30 p.m. at the Griffith Lions Hall. Non-members always welcome with a item to the local food bank. Wellness Clinic precedes movie at 11:30 a.m. and fellowship lunch at noon. The County of Renfrew Paramedics’ monthly wellness clinic at the Renfrew Recreation Centre. Blood glucose, pulse, blood pressure, respiration, oxygen saturation and temperature are common tests completed and recorded. No appointment necessary.

Cobden Seniors four-hand euchre in Whitewater Community Hall at 1:30 p.m.. Admission $5. Light refreshments.

FEB. 24 Charity Zumba Party, 2 to 4 p.m. at Pembroke Legion back hall. Minimum donation $15. Tax receipts for $20 or more. Proceeds to Renfrew County Therapeutic Riding Program (offering specialized horseback riding lessons for children and adults with physical, developmental or emotional challenges). Keryl Banks, certified CANTRA instructor, or 613- 570-9852.

FEB. 26 Renfrew Woodlands Metis Association general meeting 7 p.m. at the Renfrew Children’s Centre, 850 O’Brien Road. Contact Kent Gauthier 613432-3177.

FEB. 21

FEB. 27

One day drumming instructors workshop. Learn the health and mental benefits of drumming while learning how to conduct a class of your own. Cost is $2 for the day. Bring a lunch. Workshop starts at 10 a.m. Eganville Seniors Centre, 613-628-2354.

St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Argyle Street will be hosting a free community soup kitchen at noon.

FEB. 22 Trivia night at Haley United Church at 7:30 p.m. Teams of up to six members, entry fee $60. Cash prizes. 14 teams maximum. To register call Garry Juby at 613-433-3443, with team name and captain. Renfrew Legion Branch 148 Ladies Auxiliary soup & sandwich. $4, plus $1 for dessert. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FEB. 23 Meditation is great therapy for cancer patients and caregivers. Learn the basics and benefits from a certified instructor, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost $2. Register before Feb. 19 at Eganville Seniors Centre. Call 613-628-2354.

FEB. 28 Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast networking event at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre: Open to businesses, not-for-profits groups or charities, and the public. Bruce Firestone, founder of the Ottawa Senators, keynote speaker. Reservations a must, $25 for non-members, $20 for members, 613-432-7015. Blood donor clinic at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School gymnasium. 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Call 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

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

MARCH 2 Annual Leprechaun Trivia Night, 8 p.m. at the Cobden Agricultural Hall. Fun for all ages. Teams of 4-6 people, $60 per team. Prizes. Fundraiser for Cobden Fair and Cobden Agricultural Society. Contact Lorraine at 613-646-2941 or St. Patrick’s Concert and Dance at the Renfrew Legion from 7 to 11 p.m., Cost $10. Entertainment by the Enright Family, Harko Wasing, Countrymen and Barry Martin and Country Favorites. Fundraiser for Renfrew and Area Seniors Home Support. Light lunch. Tickets at the door, or reserve by calling 613-432-7691.

MARCH 9 Comedy for Paws! Raise the Woof, a stand-up comedy event to raise funds for animal shelters and rescue groups, at the AFAC Wing in Renfrew to support Valley Animal Rescue. Tickets $20 can be purchased at Mill Music, Pet Valu Renfrew, or House of Crafts in Pembroke. Visit or


The St. Patty’s Spiel will be held at the Renfrew Curling Rink on March 9 with green beer, Irish laughter, two games of curling and lots of good food. Contact Cedric Wright at 613-433-3263.

TGIF beef stew dinner, 5:30 p.m. at the AFAC Wing, $12.

Games day at AdmastonBromley Public Library in

Renfrew Silver Seniors noon luncheon and general meeting at the Renfrew Legion. Membership $5 per year.

Douglas. Kids ages six and up invited to play board games and Wii games from 10 a.m. to noon. Call Jane, 613-649-2576.

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

MARCH 13 Admaston-Bromley Public Library St. Patrick’s Day Party at the library in Douglas 3 to 4:30 p.m. Crafts, games, stories and refreshments. Children ages 4 to 10. Call 613-649-2576 or visit Facebook page.

MARCH 15 Douglas second annual St. Patrick’s Parade Friday at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Douglas Lions Club. Floats and leprechauns welcome. To book your float/hoofer ainstruction call the Douglas Lions Club 613-649-2689 or Preston Cull at 613-649-2378 prestoncull@ or Robert at Lions Club chip wagon at the Douglas Tavern and 4-H food booth at the Douglas recreation building at rink. Parade lineup starts at 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s School. Irish ceilidh by Art Jamieson outside the Douglas Tavern at 4:30 p.m.; Irish music at the rec building by Guy Jamieson and Friends at 5 p.m.

MARCH 21 The Renfrew County Diabetes Education Program partners with winter walking programs to offer blood pressure assessments, blood sugar assessments and diabetes risk. Cobden and District Public School from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Montfort Hospital, 713 Montréal Road, Ottawa Wednesday, February 20, 2013 WABANO Culture Night, Rideau High School, 815 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa Thursday to Sunday, February 21-24, 2013 Ottawa Boat & Sportsman Show, Ernst & Young Centre (formerly the CE Centre), 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa


Come visit the “Make a Pledge” photo and information booth at: Friday, February 15, 2013 and Monday, February 18, 2013 Scotiabank Place, 1000 Palladium Drive, Ottawa at OHL- Ottawa 67s Game Saturday, February 16, 2013 St-Laurent Shopping Centre- Centre Court, 1200 St-Laurent Centre, Ottawa Sunday, February 17, 2013 Carlingwood Mall, 2121 Carling Avenue, Ottawa

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LOOK FOR THE FAR HORIZONS LOGO somewhere else in this newspaper each week. Attach the logo to the ballot below and mail to EMC CONTEST, 57 Auriga Dr. Unit 103, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 8B2. UĂ&#x160; Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;ÂŤĂ&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;VÂ&#x2026;>Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x160;Â&#x2DC;iViĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E; UĂ&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x2022;>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;ÂŁĂ&#x2021;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160; UĂ&#x160; Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;LiĂ&#x160;ÂŁÂ&#x2122;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x17E;i>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;>}iĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â?`iĂ&#x20AC; iÂ&#x2DC;`Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;i`Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;>Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;nĂ&#x152;Â&#x2026;]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;ä£Ă&#x17D; UĂ&#x160;Â?Â?Ă&#x160;  Ă&#x160;`iVÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x20AC;iĂ&#x160;wÂ&#x2DC;>Â? UĂ&#x160; Ă&#x20AC;>Ă&#x153;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â?Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;>Â&#x17D;iĂ&#x160;ÂŤÂ?>ViĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;£äĂ&#x152;Â&#x2026;]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;ä£Ă&#x17D;

RULES & REGULATIONS: To enter all you have to do is ďŹ nd the Far Horizons logo somewhere in the paper (not on this page) and mail or drop off to The EMC Contest at 57 Auriga Drive, Unit 103, Ottawa, ON, K2E 8B2. No purchase is necessary. Entrants must be 19 years of age or older. One ballot per household that can be entered every week. The contest runs for 16 weeks total, starting on Jan. 17th, 2013 until May 8th, 2013 in the following EMC publications: Orleans, Ottawa East, Ottawa South, Ottawa West, Nepean/Barrhaven, Manotick, Kanata, West Carleton, Stittsville/Richmond, Arnprior and Renfrew. The last EMC edition that you can ďŹ ll out a ballot is on May 2nd, 2013. Ballots must reach EMC ofďŹ ce no later than 5pm May 9th at 5pm. Entrants are able to ďŹ ll out one ballot every week per household. At the

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end of the contest all of the ballots ts mailed or dropped off to The EMC C over the 8 week period will be eligible to win the trip. One trip for two will be awarded at the end of the contest. The draw will be taking place in the EMC ofďŹ ce on May 10th. The winner will be contacted that day by phone. The winner will receive one All-Inclusive 7 day trip for two to Jamaica- Sunset Resorts. Airfare, accommodations and taxes are included. Winner must conďŹ rm trip dates with Far Horizons. Dates are subject to availability. The trip must be used by Dec 2013. Winners must have valid passport/travel documents. Employees and their family members or relatives of The EMC and Far Horizons are not eligible to enter the contest. All EMC decisions are ďŹ nal.

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