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The vandalism done to the Admaston rink house is unacceptable behaviour, according to volunteers now tasked with completing the repairs. However, the community is joining together to offer resources, time and skill to ensure it continues to be a place for the young and old to enjoy. Angela Field, chair of the Admaston Recreation Committee (ARC), said everything they have done there is for the community. The rink is located on the grounds of Admaston Public School on Stone Road and was vandalized sometime this week. The damage was discovered on Friday, Jan. 6. “I feel really, really angry and disappointed,” said Field. “We’ve kept it open for the community to use free of charge.” The vandalism has even caused her to rethink how safe the rural area is, especially for some kids who skate on the ice by themselves. See DAMAGE, page 2

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Grandpa Garry Smith took his grandson Noah Kuehl-Smith sledding on the hill at Ma-Te-Way Park on Jan. 8. They had the hill to themselves for a perfect day of winter fun.

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Damage to outdoor rink estimated to cost $500 to repair From front page

“It makes me nervous for the kids that use the rink.” The outdoor rink was originally built in 1967 as a Centennial project and the new facility opened in 2011. Field describes it as a good rink used by the locals and the school. It is used for youth activities as well. ARC receives $4,000 from the Township of Admaston/Bromley to run the rink and the rest is by donations or the small fee they charge for the youth programs, but there is no charge to skate. The committee itself is 100 per cent volunteer run. The rink was open for skating on Dec. 29, 2016 after a paid rink staffer put in 25 hours of work and two or three volunteers put in an adPhotos by Tiffany Lepack/Metroland ditional 40 hours of work. The rink house itself is usually left open so Angela Field, chair of the Admaston Recreation Committee, inspects the damage done to those using the ice have a warm place to put on the rink house at the outdoor rink located on the property of Admaston Public School on their skates and have access to a public bathSaturday, Jan. 7. room. It is the canteen and utility room that are locked.

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The Renfrew Lions Club wish to Thank all of those people who volunteered and participated in this years parade. Special Thanks to the Templar Knights Motorcycle Club for their help and assistance in the production of the Parade. Without their help it would have been difficult. Congratulations to all the wonderful float entries and thank you for participating.

Thanks to the following for their contribution or donations to help make this years parade the success it was. To: The Town of Renfrew The Town of Renfrew Public Works Department Ontario Power Generation Ontario Provincial Police & Auxiliary Members The Templar Knights Motorcycle Club The Renfrew County Bus Lines The Renfrew County Catholic Dist. School Board Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School The Renfrew Agricultural Society Protyre Sales & Service Renfrew Laurier Optical Cogeco Cable Canada Ltd. Prologic Distribution Service – Ottawa Mr. Jack Lyons Ms. Sarah Freemark Mr. Russ Rousselle The Late Tom Dedo Ms. Alicia Whyte Barker’s Collision Centre

Mack McKenzie Motors Renfrew Chrysler Urban Ford – Arnprior Scott & Sons Hardware The Korner Hutch The Royal Canadian Legion Renfrew Printing Aikenhead’s Drug Store Canadian Tire – Renfrew Dahl’s Laundromat & Coffee McPhail & Perkins Furniture John Forgie & Sons Ltd. Congratulations Float Winners; Best Elementary School Float – Central Public School Best Commercial Float – Valley Landscaping Best non-Commercial Float – Daca Centre Honorable Mention: Renfrew Hospice & Stonehill Stables


A volunteer was at the rink on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. They returned, that same night, to put more time getting the ice into shape after last week’s rain/ice storm around 8 p.m. and noticed fresh snowmobile tracks. The damage inside the rink house was not discovered until Jan. 6 around 3 p.m. Field called the Ontario Provincial Police and officers arrived shortly after to investigate. The destruction at the rink house is extensive and Field estimates there is at least $500 in damage including; the handle on the door to the canteen, a broken chair, Freezies opened and spilled on the floor, dents in the door, in the bathroom dirt and water were spread on the floor and a large hole was smashed through the drywall from the bathroom into the canteen room and the vandals used a hockey stick (which is now also missing) to knock a number of things off of the counter. “I’m guessing they were looking for money or chips and pop because that’s all we have and we haven’t even stocked it for the season yet,” said Field. At this time, they do not think the vandals are

from this area. “We don’t think it’s a local because if they used the rink at all they would know, they could not access the canteen that way because the shelves and the counter are right there (where the hole was made).” Field encourages anyone with information to contact Const. Lindsay Moore of the Renfrew OPP at 613-432-3211. She said the police were helpful and that they would add more patrols to the area and there is the possibility of making the school as a base for some of the patrols. The committee has dealt with a few small incidents of vandalism in the past, but nothing to make them lock the doors. “I hope that some day they realize the damage they’ve done to the community and the inconvenience to the community because now the rink house will have to be locked,” said Field. ARC will meet on Jan. 9 to discuss the situation and will set a schedule as to when the rink house will be open. MOVING FORWARD

Volunteers are coming to the rescue for the rink that was built on the backs of volunteers. Just hours after Field made a post on social media two people have offered to fix the dry wall for free and a parent has offered to supervise one night per week. Corey Jackson from ADCOR has offered to give ARC, at cost, a closed-circuit camera system and install it. The cost for the system was set to be $1,000, however Keith Gourley from Gourley’s Outdoors has offered to pay $500 to help cover half of the cost for the camera system. “I think it’s amazing,” said Field of the generosity of the community. “It shows what ARC believes our community to be.” The association now has to dig into its limited operating funds to cover the remaining $500 for the new camera system. They are looking forward to their biggest event of season the Winter Carnival on Jan. 28 when there will be an outdoor hockey classic game between Admaston, Douglas, Northcote and Renfrew. All of the money raised will now go to completing the repairs.


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The rink house, right, at the Admaston outdoor rink was vandalized last week and volunteers were outraged about the damage. The ice is now open to skate on.

Beloved St. John Ambulance therapy dog from Renfrew has died TIFFANY LEPACK

One thing is for sure - all dogs go to heaven. There is one more special pup that is now bringing smiles to those in need on the other side of the pearly gates. On Dec. 14, Miley, a St. John Ambulance Therapy dog, died suddenly in the arms of her owner Ellen Lucas. "We went out visiting (the day before), playing in the snow. Miley was just being Miley," said Lucas. "She wasn't a sick dog." Lucas describes Miley as very friendly, obedient and full of love. "She was my world," said Lucas, who had owned Miley for four years. She worked as a therapy dog for the last three years. Miley visited Grove Park Lodge every week and made trips to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital to help lift the patients' spirits. "She wore the vest very proudly," said Lucas. "When she saw me pull out the vest or the bandana, she would sit there so proud, wagging her tail because she knew she was going out to

spread the love." Miley was very well known in the community and had participated in numerous events such as the Remembrance Day ceremony, parades and special vigils. "Miley and I had an unconditional love and a special bond that could never be broken," said Lucas. She always looked to me for direction, she brought a ray of sunshine to everybody, when she walked up they lit right up." When they news broke there was an outpouring of support for Lucas on social media of what Miley meant to them. "Miley brought so much joy to my grandma's life at Groves Park Lodge," said Lindsay Jamieson on Facebook. "My grandma always had to make sure she had lots of treats to share with Miley when she came to visit." Another person said they were crushed to hear about the death. "Miley was and always will be a very special dog who brought so much love and joy to everyone around her," said Peggy Landreau-Larabie on the social media site.

"She always put a smile on the faces of so many people who knew and loved her." Julia Belaire Lesk hoped that Miley rests in peace. "You were an angel here on earth, thank you for everything you and Mom did!" Others said their hearts broke at the news and there were many tears shed. "When I read the posts, I cried," said Lucas. I knew she was loved, but wow. I couldn't believe everyone loved her so much, it was overwhelming." Lucas will continue as a team leader for the therapy dogs in the area and now that the holiday season is over Lucas is working on a benefit

dance. A celebration of life is set for Saturday, April 1 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Renfrew Legion. The dance will be held in memory of Miley and all of the proceeds will go to the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. "We need to continue Miley's work through our other much needed therapy dogs," said Lucas in a Facebook post on the event. There is a much needed demand for therapy dogs in all walks of life ... let's keep spreading the love in memory of Miley." Tickets are $5 each and include a luncheon, silent auction, 50/50 draw and music by Fullsteam from Ottawa.


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Horton mayor reflects on 2016 and lays out his hopes for 2017 "We don't know to what extent it will have on the decision but I am very proud of the effort all of council and staff put together," said Kingsbury. One negative event for the township in the spring of last year was the major landslide on the Bonnechere River. "We also had an event that was not good for not only some of the residents of our township, but also affected others," said Kingsbury. "This was a serious situation that could have been much worse."


It was a busy 2016 for Horton Township and things are looking good for 2017. Horton Township Mayor Robert Kingsbury recently took a look back on the year that was and thinks the top event for the township was the retirement of Mackie MacLaren, who served as the chief administrative officer for 27 years, and the hiring of his replacement. "We were very sad to see Mackie leave us, but happy for him as he would be able to try different avenues in his life," said Kingsbury. "I do want to say that the change over went very smoothly and Sue Klatt has carried on the work in this position very well. “She has been able to pick up where Mackie left off with no interruptions to the township." The township also hired on two new staff members in 2016: planner Hope Dillabough and receptionist Nikky Dubeau. "I know we have a very professional office staff going into the new year to carry on the business of the township," said Kingsbury. One major issue the township has been battling is the proposed changes


ROBERT KINGSBURY with the County of Renfrew's new official plan. Kingsbury noted the presentation to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs department concerning the agriculture designation for Horton was another big moment for the township.

The township sold its gravel pit for what Kingsbury calls a respectable amount of money, which will benefit all of the residents of the township as this money went into the roads infrastructure reserve fund. On the recreation side, the municipality had its first organized soccer program. "While it was not on our field, this will come in 2017 as we continue to develop the proper soccer pitch." Kingsbury says another major accomplishment they had was the rehabilitation of Thomson Road. "This was a large project that we completed with day labour and saved the township a considerable amount of money," said Kingsbury. "The cost of this project was $769,561."

There was also a considerable amount of work done on the bylaws, one being the burning bylaw. "This was in response to some issues we were having with out of control fires, and with this new bylaw, that seems to have things under control." Kingsbury notes these are just a few examples of what they were able to achieve as they all worked together as a team, both council and staff and all committee members. "We did this while trying to control the tax rate, keeping in mind we had a 4.8 per cent increase in Ontario Provincial Police cost," said Kingsbury. "Our funding gap in our 10 year capital forecast will be $1.4 million and that is down from $10 million. “This is due in large part to our treasurer Jen Barr and her hard work. “Our reserves will be approximately $1.7 million at the end of 2017 and our debt will be around $500,000, which is very manageable." NEW YEAR

Kingsbury sums up his hopes for 2017 in one word. "Grants, grants, grants!" said Kingsbury. "We have several projects in mind but they all hinge on us being successful at receiving some grant money." The township has applied for four major grants: the rehabilitation of

Johnston Road through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund for $707,072; two grants to the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund: Humphries Road at a cost of $50,000 and Lime Kiln Road also at $50,000; and the Canada 150 Fund for Fraser Road, costing $271,717. "These are different grants we have applied for and depending on if we are successful will determine which ones will be done," said Kingsbury. The municipality will also be continuing the replacement of their fleet of vehicles for both public works and the fire department's pumper truck. Also up, they will be looking at undertaking their strategic plan. "This will give us, as well as future councils, a road map on how to achieve our goals," said Kingsbury. "We will continue to work on our bylaws and policies to bring them upto-date. “Right now we are working on our 2017 budget and I think it is going well. We hope to be able to present it by the end of January." Kingsbury hopes everyone had a great holiday season and wishes them a very happy New Year. "I do want to take this opportunity to thank all of council and staff for the tremendous amount of work we all put in 2016 and look forward to the new year."



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Thousands in the Valley affected by power outage SHERRY HAAIMA

A number of Valley residents were affected by a lengthy power outage caused by last week’s winter weather. By Thursday (Jan. 5) afternoon, Hydro One had restored power to most of the locals affected by Wednesday’s outages. According to the Hydro One website, less than 600 home and businesses were still without power at that time. More than 12,000 Valley homes and businesses were still without power Wednesday (Jan. 4) and Hydro One’s website indicated the lights might not be back on until Thursday, Jan. 5, at 4 p.m. Areas near Arnprior and Renfrew, including Admaston-Bromley, McNab-Braeside and Horton, were among those affected. Hydro One spokesperson Tiziana Baccega Rosa said Wednesday the company was working hard to get customers hooked back up. “We know already that there are going to be customers without power overnight,” said Rosa. Officials get that kind of information out as soon as possible so people can make the necessary plans. “That’s our goal in communicating this early. Folks can do whatever is right for them – go to family or friends who are not affected,” she said. “Or if you have a lot of blankets and your house is well insulated – prepare for the night.” Rosa said the weather was expected to continue for awhile and more outages are possible. “Our crews are out there working – they have been since last night,” she said. “Obviously we’re doing everything we can to get customers back online as quickly and safely as possible.” “The reason why this weather – heavy freezing rain and snow - causes outages is there’s a lot of tree contact – whether it’s a branch that touches a line or a tree that take out wires. And high winds don’t help,” said Baccega Rosa. The public is making use of the tools Hydro One provides to help customers and the company deal with outages. “We have the outage app map and also proactive text and email notifications to help get the most updated information out there,” she said. “The outage line is also available and all information is always being updated as we’re getting info from our damage assessors so we can give our customers the best information.” The Hydro One website says the Weather Network is forecasting a “classic Canadian winter.” “Be prepared for any storm this season and know exactly what to do if the power goes out. The first thing to do is call us at 1-800-434-1235. Our team is ready to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to power outages and emergency situations. During a power outage, our crews hit the ground to patrol power lines and determine what caused the power outage, not stopping until power is restored to every customer,” says the website. The high winds, freezing rain and heavy snow that started late last night in areas throughout central and eastern Ontario continue to cause power outages on Hydro One’s distribution system. It is expected that this weather will continue throughout the day causing more damage, say officials.

Hydro One’s Grid Control Centre tracks incoming storms and is able to quickly mobilize crews to respond to affected customers. There are currently 248 active outages affecting over 28,000 customers. “Crews have been working since last night to restore customers and won’t stop until every customer has their power back,” said Greg Kiraly, chief operating officer for Hydro One in a Wednesday afternoon press release. “Tree contact accounts for over 30 per cent of outages and this type of weather can cause trees to fall on our lines and damage equipment. Stay 10 metres away from any fallen power lines.” Customers looking for information on power outages can call 1-800-434-1234 or download the Hydro One power outage app. Customers can also register to receive proactive personalized text or email alerts about power outages. Hydro One is the first utility in Canada to offer this service. Customers can register for Outage Alerts online at MyAccount. If the power system in your area is affected by bad weather, be sure to stay clear of any fallen power lines. If you spot a fallen line, keep at least 10 metres back, even if it does not appear to be

live. Report it to the police and call Hydro One at 1-800-434-1235. Safety is at the core of everything Hydro One employees do. Not only are our crews trained in first aid, every Hydro One vehicle is equipped with a first aid kit. “At home, you can create a 72-hour emergency preparedness kit with the following supplies: windup or battery powered flashlight, windup or battery powered radio, portable external battery charger for smart devices, water (two litres per person per day), canned or dried food that won’t spoil, manual can opener, batteries for your flashlight and radio, cash, blankets, candles and matches, first aid kit, and any medical items and prescriptions you require. You can also include a paper list of emergency numbers and important contacts,” it continues. The website goes on to say: “While we work behind the scenes, you can get updates by downloading our free mobile outage app available on most smart phones and tablet devices. You can also register to receive proactive free personalized text or email alerts about power outages. “When you register for this service through myAccount, you will receive alerts when an outage has been reported near your residence and updates on estimated times of restoration.”

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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY OWNERS In accordance with Ontario Reg. 325/01, and the Ontario Municipal Act, 2001, property tax relief for vacant commercial and industrial buildings in the Town of Renfrew will be provided to property owners through rebates that are issued by the municipality. To be eligible for a rebate, a building or portion of a building must be unused for at least 90 consecutive days. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure the application meets regulatory standards. Completed applications for the 2014 tax year, must be submitted to the Treasury Department located in the municipal building at 127 Raglan St S on or before February 27, 2017. Vacancy Rebate Applications are available on our website or at the municipal office. Office hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Corporation of the Town of Renfrew is now accepting applications for GRANTS TO ORGANIZATIONS in accordance with Policy No. 3.23. Application forms and the Policy can be downloaded from the Town of Renfrew’s website at: Or requested from the Clerk’s Department at 613-432-4848 or picked up at Renfrew Town Hall, 127 Raglan St. S., Renfrew, ON K7V 1P8 All organizations requesting grant funding must complete the application in order to be considered. All applications must be received by January 31, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., in order to be considered for funding for the year 2017.

NOTICE CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL Residents are requested to bring their Christmas Trees to the LANDFILL SITE between January 3, 2017 and January 31, 2017 where trees must be deposited in a designated area. There will be NO disposal charge for Christmas Trees provided they are not bagged or wrapped. Site hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Development and Works appreciates the co-operation of the residents in this program and wishes everyone a happy New Year!


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Yakabuski nominated as the PC candidate for riding TIFFANY LEPACK

John Yakabuski is officially the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) candidate for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke for the next provincial election on June 7, 2018. Yakabuski's nomination was acclaimed on Jan. 5 and he says it is an honour. "It's a message that the membership is satisfied with my work over the last 13 years. I am looking forward to representing the PC party not only as a sitting MPP but as a candidate for the next election in 2018." He says by having the nomination out of the way, he can focus on other issues. "The government at this point is going to do everything they can to retain power. Our job is to concentrate on provincial issues and to hold their feet to the fire," said Yakabuski. Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown sent out a statement congratulating Yakabuski on the nomination. "First elected in 2003, John has proven himself to be a hardworking and passionate MPP in our Progressive Conservative caucus," said Brown. In Toronto, at the Legislature, Yakabuski serves as the Chief Opposition Whip and the Ontario PC Critic for Energy. "He has held the Liberal government's feet to the fire for the hydro crisis they have created through 13 years of scandal, mismanagement, and waste," said Brown. "John has also been a longtime advocate for rural municipalities getting their fair share of the provincial gas tax."

Brown went on to say that Yakabuski's experience as a four term MPP, a councillor and local business owner helps the local MPP. "John intimately understands the challenges and opportunities his community faces. I know John will continue his hard work on behalf of his constituents and hold the Wynne Liberals accountable," said Brown. "After 13 years in power, life is harder under the Liberals. Ontarians are faced with skyrocketing hydro rates, cut after cut to their health care services, and Liberal scandal, waste and mismanagement is making life increasingly unaffordable. I look forward to working with John to spread the Ontario PC Party's positive message of change in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke and across the province." Yakabuski says that although the 2018-fixed election date seems far off, the current government is already in election mode citing a new study and report on rural poverty headed by Liberal MPP Ted McMeekin. "I'm reluctant to be cynical, but where have you been, Ted? Where have you been, Kathleen (Wynne)? Life is vastly different in rural Ontario. It's cynical on their part to think a new report will sweep things away," said Yakabuski. "I'm sorry people in rural Ontario are not that gullible. We've been talking about this for years." Yakabuski says there are three main issues facing this area: the high cost of electricity, health care and the impact of cap and trade on rural people. He is also going to continue to ensure that the expansion of Highway 417 is moved up further on the agenda.

OPP warn to be careful on ice The OPP are urging people to evaluate the ice quality and use extreme caution prior to venturing out onto lakes and waterways. One ice shack went through the ice on the Ottawa River in McNab/Braeside Township and was reported to the OPP. The mishap occurred on Sunday, Jan. 8 and no injuries were reported. This incident is a reminder that there is always some risk to travel or use of waterways during the winter. People should avoid slushy ice, ice on or near moving water, ice that has thawed and refrozen or layered ice caused by sudden temperature changes. A minimum of four inches of new clear hard ice is recommended for ice fishing or walking. More ice is needed for snowmobiling or driving motor vehicles.

Jan. 1, at 4 p.m. and Jan. 2, at 8:30 a.m., their mailbox had been smashed. They noted tire tracks around the mailbox on Robertson Line in the Township of McNab Braeside. IMPAIRED DRIVER

On Saturday, Jan. 7 at approximately 7:38 p.m. Renfrew OPP officers responded to a possible impaired driver on Raglan Street South in Renfrew. A second caller reported the same vehicle as a possible impaired driver on Highway 60 westbound leaving Renfrew. The suspect vehicle was located and the male driver had been drinking. After an investigation the male driver was arrested for impaired driving. A 23 year-old, of Renfrew was charged with impaired driving and driving over 80mgs. MISCHIEF He was released on a promise to appear in A victim reported damage to their truck while court in Renfrew on Feb. 15. Const. Patrick at Shooters Grill Jan. 2 from approximately 6 to O’Connor led the investigation. 7 p.m. LIQUOR LICENCE ACT CHARGE During that time, damage was done to the passenger side door of the vehicle and the damOne male was arrested after reports of an inage was located approximately 24 hours after. toxicated male walking on Bruce Street in RenThe victim believes it may have been struck by a frew at 4:22 a.m. on Jan. 7. vehicle or struck by another possibly motorized A 33 year-old of Leamington was held in cussnow vehicle but is unsure. tody until sober. He was released with a ticket for the offence of being intoxicated in a public A victim reported that sometime between place.

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The good ol’ ODR They’re a Canadian institution. When the dark, dreary, cold winter weather descends there are some who flee to warmer climates to soak up the sun and frolic in the sand. There are others, however, who embrace winter and all the wonders it has to offer, including the treasured outdoor rink (ODR). Whether it’s for a moonlit skate or a lively game of shinny, outdoor rinks draw reams of visitors during the winter months, providing a healthy alternative to more sedate indoor activities for young and old alike. Many of us first learned to skate there and hold close to our hearts memories of time spent on our local ODR. More often than not, behind these fun and frosty community hubs, there are dedicated volunteers ensuring the facility is ready for all to enjoy. A recent rash of vandalism at one of the Valley’s rinks, in Admaston, is concerning. Volunteers there were frustrated, and rightly so, to discover more than $500 in damage caused by unknown suspects. Sad to think that a few wayward vandals are jeopardizing the enjoyment so many get from the facility. Here’s hoping the individuals are caught and the community continues to reap the rewards of the volunteers’ extensive efforts. Already, several individuals have come forward to repair the damage a prevent future incidents. Next month, communities in the Ottawa Valley and the Pontiac will have the opportunity to celebrate outdoor rinks and all they offer during The Festival of Outdoor Rinks, a celebration of this unique part of our culture and tradition. “With 25 rinks participating, it’s a weekend to travel with skates or without, and take part in a free weekend worth of fun and activity to beat the winter blues,” says the event website. Among the local rinks participating in the festival, which runs Feb. 10-12, are Admaston, Braeside, Foresters Falls, Horton and Ma-TeWay. More information and a full listing of events can be found at www. . See you out there on the ice.

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Work on downtown core revitalization already done in 2008 To the editor:

I am writing this opinion letter to the open press, taxpayers of Renfrew, Council, and Mayor Don Eady. This is the only way I feel the information will actually reach you and not be discarded at the mayor’s desk or council. Revitalization of the Renfrew downtown core is not a new program. This was done extensively in 2008 by the Renfrew Industrial Commission (RIC). It was a year-long initiative paid for, exclusively by the RIC. I was the co-ordinator of this initiative and spoke with over 150 businesspeople in the town, creating, implementing and compiling information pertinent to the downtown core. A signage program was also created, implemented

and paid for by the RIC. This alone was in the thousands of dollar range. Also, we started with 11 empty storefronts on Renfrew’s main street in 2008 and located businesses to fill them. When we finished a year later, only two were still empty. To put your name on someone else’s work and call it your own, I find very offensive. The findings then were to update store frontages, public washrooms, handicapped access to all storefronts, cleaning up the back entrances of main street stores and so on. Of all the businesses I surveyed, I found it strange that only four did not return any comment or had negative response to what we were trying to do for the town. Strangely enough, yours, Mayor Eady was one of them, Draper-

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ies Plus. If it were not for the RIC in this town, many jobs would have gone down the highway. Because of their hard work and due diligence, Innovation One is a thriving, economically sound, building filled with good, steady working companies. Deslaurier Cabinets was one of the businesses that was saved and would have been gone if not for the RIC. The devastating fire that destroyed that business was helped directly by the RIC over the holiday season, many jobs were saved. So, this is the commission you want to get rid of because of your own petty vendetta, Try working with a group who are dedicated, intelligent businesspeople, instead of hindering their progress. How’s your track record, mayor?

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As for the town crest, do you, and T. D .Graham, know the history behind it. To say it was lost or buried over the last few years, I find that statement utter stupidity. Who lost, or buried it? It is in your own office. It is on every flag, town pin, business card, paperwork generated by the town, on every municipal vehicle. I was the person who was in Scotland in 1982, had the meeting with the mayor of Renfrew, brought the crest and paperwork home to our Renfrew, and gave it to our then-mayor, Audrey Green. Our town is twinned with Renfrew Scotland, our namesake. If that is not heritage, what is?

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Reeve Peter Emon says he is all for heritage, next statement, love the new look of the motto, looks like a hockey stick? The stone mill has been done to death, every village and town on the Madawaska, Bonnechere watershed has one. You pushed this new town motto onto us, did the job get tendered out to any of our own excellent graphic and printing companies here at home? Your statement is, it won’t cost too much to implement, have you done any cost analysis of the extent of the change over? The company T.D. Graham, awarded this job, based out of Kemptville, was paid $5,000 of Renfrew taxpayer’s money. How did they enter the picture, a friend of a friend? It is a proven formula in the eco-

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Democracy...good government...good grief: resident To the editor:

Greater Madawaska township has entered into a process whereby they intend to sell a portion of a 66-foot wide waterfront road allowance to the abutting owner. Road allowances like this one were surveyed in the infancies of settlements across the townships, counties, and indeed provinces of all of Canada. We all drive on one daily. Our forefathers had the insight to realize that matters of organizing transportation, subdivisions, and access to water, be it for bridges or recreation or simply for access to the water resource itself would be pivotal for future kind. In effect to protect us from ourselves when such actions are contemplated. The road allowance should not be lost to the taxpayers of Greater Madaswaska as it is indeed ‘open’ according to the most recent survey. Kubiseski Road is certainly a road according to its sign. It has a Renfrew County installed stop sign at its intersection to Hwy. 508. Canada Post recognizes its status and delivers mail to its citizens’ mailboxes.

Kubiseski Road benefits from snowplowing and yearly maintenance for its entire length at taxpayers’ expense by the township. Kubiseski Road even enjoys the presence of a shed at its end near the Madawaska River. I am told by township elders that it belongs to the Township of Greater Madawaska, but more accurately was used by the township fire department to store hoses and equipment. They used this shed and equipment when filling up fire trucks at this very water easement in the past. Not entirely sure why this process has stopped as I am sure an alternate water source for firefighting is a great asset The road allowance should not be lost to the taxpayers of Greater Madaswaska. It represents the only viable location between the Hydro power house and Cherry Park that can be utilized as a boat launch. Greater Madawaska prides itself as destination for sports and recreation. This is an ideal location for recreational boat launch, alternate firefighters water supply and if indeed a water rescue effort needs to be

launched. Cherry Park is inadequate as a reliable location as its water levels fluctuate drastically. This section of the Madawaska River to my knowledge is the only section without a boat launch. Ontario Hydro constructed their own private boat launch up stream in response. The end of Kubiseski Road is also completely covered by Ontario Hydro flood easement  number 2722. This document renders the land useless for any future  building of structures but can be leased for such uses as docks and recreational opportunities. This further reinforces the case for remaining in taxpayers’ hands. The act covering the sale of road allowances in fact forbids the sale of a flood plain without  Ontario Hydro and Ministry of the Environment approval. Kubiseski Road intersects with a right of way called Lois Lane. Yes Lois Lane...running upstream and parallel to the Madawaska River. There are nine property owners on this right of way whose deeded access originates from Kubiseski Road, our-

selves included. Like so many private roads and right of ways in this township, Lois Lane, as driven, is not in its surveyed location. The fact is my measurements indicate that if sold as planned the deeded access of all nine of us would be jeopordized. The as driven Lois Lane would be within the parcel of land sold. It would be nearly impossible to place it in its correct surveyed location due to subsequent building permits that were issued by the township along the opposite side of Lois Lane. I believe the act covering the sale of road allowance firstly provides that the purchaser has a clear survey produced, at his expense, to illustrate the area in question to their neighbors. It also forbids sale if it will jeopardize the deeded access. This survey has not been completed to our knowledge. All of this begs the question to be asked…why? Why, with all the good reasons listed above that this sale should not take place. Why would it be contemplated? I have decided the reason must be finan-

cial gain. Since this has to be it I have come up with an alternative plan.... the fire department’s shed mentioned previously and located at the bottom of Kubiseski Road had been entirely sheeted on the outside with vintage road signs. We can only assume this was tasked to our predecessors and past fellow taxpayers. There is a travelling pair of Canadian Antique collectors on television. I have seen these collectors pay astronomical prices for just the type of road signs I believe are covering the Townships Shed. The most valuable in particular are the Cat’s Eye....stop signs that I am guessing are there on the wall. I might suggest the township of Greater Madawaska pursue this lead as an alternative to the sale process. Perhaps this is just another example of an action taken by our forefathers to protect democracy and indeed us from ourselves If you share the views outlined in this letter, the township meeting is to be held Jan. 16 at 4:30 at the township hall. All are welcome to attend. Dwight and Joanne Badham Greater Madawaska

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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE ADOPTION OF 2017 BUDGET Section 290(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O.2001, c.25) The Council of the Township of Horton will present its draft 2017 municipal budget for public input at a Public Meeting to be held in the Municipal Council Chambers, 2253 Johnston Road, commencing at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 17, 2017. The finalized budget will be presented to Council at the same Council Meeting for adoption. A copy of the proposed budget is available for pickup at the Municipal Office. Inquiries should be directed to the Treasurer, Jennifer Barr at 613-432-6271. Anyone wishing to make a presentation at the Public Meeting is to contact the CAO/Clerk for an appointment prior to 12:00 noon January 12, 2017.

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EUCHRE PARTY Thursday Jan. 12, at 7PM $4.00 each - Light Lunch included.

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RINK OPENING NOTICE Horton Rink will OPEN Saturday January 14 at 1PM – weather permitting. Please check the Township website or Facebook regularly for updates and changes.

CHILDREN’S HOCKEY will start Saturday, January 14 at 11:00AM – Please meet in the Community Centre. It’s not too late to register! $100.00 per Child. Ages 5-9 and 10-14. 10 weeks January 14 to March 18. Saturdays at 11am and Tuesdays at 6pm. Full Hockey equipment required.

RINK SCHEDULE HORTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SKATING HOURS $2.00 per person to Skate, Please pay attendant or place in the Donation Box Season Passes are available to purchase either from the rink attendant or at the community centre office during business hours. There are costs incurred to run and maintain the rink at its present level & your donations are required to keep it running.

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The balance of nature never was When I was young I was taught nature exists in a state of equilibrium — that predators keep prey in check, and that plants and animals live in balance. As time passed I came to learn that nothing could be farther from the truth. This winter is providing great examples of just how imbalanced nature really is. Over the past three weeks, the Christmas Bird Counts in which I participated took me from Kingston to Arnprior, Algonquin Park and, finally, Dunrobin. On these events I got a first-hand picture of the distribution of birds and other animals in eastern Ontario. Two themes became clear: red squirrels and finches (with one exception) were scarce while American robins and other fruit-eating birds were present in surprising numbers. In some winters, finches such as white-winged crossbills are so abundant that it‘s hard to hear other birds after the sun rises. This winter, apart from the occasional twitter of American goldfinches, dawn arrives in virtually silence. In some years the chatterMichael Runtz ing of red squirrels greets you in every Although Northern Cardinals visit birdfeeders for sunflower seeds, coniferous woods; this year even their they, like this female eating Staghorn Sumach drupes, are also benefit- tracks in snow are near absent. ing from this year’s massive fruit crop. The reason for this is clear — co-

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niferous trees have virtually no cones. Conifer seeds are the main food not only of crossbills and red-breasted nuthatches (also scarce this winter) but also of red squirrels. Last Michael Runtz fall I watched a red squirNature’s Way rel harvesting jack pine cones, which are so hard they require the heat of fire to release their seeds. By now that squirrel has likely lost a lot of weight or needs dental work; that is, of course, if it is still alive. On the other end of the scale, apple and other fruit-bearing trees and vines such as wild grape are laden with fruit. This bounty was behind a record number of American robins tallied on the Ottawa and Pakenham-Arnprior counts. The crop was also likely responsible for Eastern bluebirds lingering; the one near Pakenham was the first recorded on that area’s count while the two observed near Dunrobin constituted that count’s second record. The abundance of fruit was

undoubtedly why a hermit thrush was encountered in Galetta, and Northern flickers were seen on several counts. Unfortunately, the one in Pakenham, which would have been a new species for the Pakenham-Arnprior Count, failed to show on Boxing Day but was seen during “Count Week,” the three days on either side of the count. How does this relate to the balance of nature? Well, if fruit and cones were produced in the same volume every year, seed-eaters would be present in the same numbers every year, and they would destroy all of the seeds, leaving none for regeneration. But low production in successive years causes the populations of seed-eating animals like red squirrels and deer mice to crash. Then, when a massive crop is produced, the few animals present can’t possibly devour all of the seeds, ensuring regeneration. The low years not only affect seedeaters but also the animals that eat them. Thus, like fruit and cone numbers, animal populations go through roller-coaster rides, creating ebbs and tides that ripple all through the ecosystem. This imbalance in nature makes each year different. It also makes each Christmas bird count fresh and exciting! The Nature Number is 613-3872503; email is

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At the Fall 2016 Craft Workshop, Renfrew South District Women’s Institute members created 17 comfort blankets, which were donated to local firefighters to be given to victims of fire and other traumatic events, top photo. A little warmth goes a long way! On hand for the presentation in the back row are: Rick Desarmia, Arnprior Deputy Fire Chief; John Okum, Arnprior Chief; Darryl Wagner, Fire Chief Greater Madawaska; Dave Hartwick, Fire Chief, McNabBraeside; Guy Longtin, Renfrew Fire Chief. And in the front row: Lillian Collins (Glasgow branch), Gail Reid (district secretary), Joanne Camelon (district president) and Irene Robillard (Burnstown branch). The chemotherapy hats created at the Fall 2016 Craft Workshop by members of the Renfrew South District Women’s Institutes were presented to Rhonda Normandeau, third from left, clinical manager of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Oncology Unit. Making the presentation are: Lillian Collins, Joanne Camelon, Gail Reid and Irene Robillard.

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An ideal 2 bedroom bungalow awaits you at this address. Living room, dining room, 4 pce bath, new kitchen, new flooring . Family room in lower level, deck at the rear and large wide paved drive. You will be happy you viewed this home before you buy! Call Helen at 432-0058

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Wait until you see this 2 storey large home on nearly 3 acres of land. Outskirts of town only minutes from downtown. 3 bedrooms, 2 and ½ baths, master bedroom and ensuite on main level; laundry as well. Living area is outstanding, all kinds of space for you and your family. Fireplace in living and dining and fireplace in family room. Office or den on second level. Attached double car garage. Call Helen at 432-0058 or Peter at 432-0319 to view

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An outstanding two storey 3 bedroom home with 3 bathrooms, LR and DR and kitchen all allow excellent views of the mighty Ottawa River! Fireplace in the living room, family room on the second floor, custom equipped 2 car detached garage for every man’s dream location! Garage fully insulated with a loft above, paved drive, in floor radiant heat, top of the line flooring throughout. Location! Location! Location! Call Helen at 432-0058



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Gala event partners with local business The annual McNab/Braeside Firefighters Association Winter Fire Ball Fundraising Gala will take firefighters out of their regular attire like committee co-chair Karen Barsoski is wearing, above, into beautiful formal wear. Organizers are encouraging guests to shop locally. Simply Beautiful Bridal Shop co-owners Chantal Beaulieu, second from left and Christen Taillefer, far right, hold up one of the many gowns at the shop with firefighter Kelly O’Rourke who is also helping to organize the Feb. 4 event at Sand Point Golf Club. For the full story see page 18.

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Asking $119,900 for this 3 BR, 1.5 storey centrally located home, newer gas furnace, central air, hardwood floors. Call Peter 613-432-0319.


Asking only $169,900 for this centrally located 4 BR family home with large yard, spacious interior and rooms, carport, gas heat and 1.5 baths. MLS# 1035458. Call Peter 613-432-0319.


Brick bungalow located between Haley’s and Cobden, Approx 1150 Sq ft with 1 car garage. Kit, DR, LR and 1 4pc bath, plus 3 bdrms all on main floor. Partially finished full basement. New roof and propane furnace in 2013. Beautifully enclosed gazebo at the rear of the home. All on a 1 acres lot. Don’t miss his quality home. Asking $199,900. MLS# 1022899. Call Ross 433-1133.







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8946 HWY 60. EGANVILLE. Asking $169,900 for this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on almost 3 acres on edge of Eganville. Call Peter 613-432-0319.


Located at 835 Kedrosky Ave this 3 BR home has lots to offer, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, finished basement and a desirable location. MLS# 1019933. Call Peter 613-432-0319.


3 Bedroom hi - ranch brick bungalow. Totally remodeled kitchen in 2016, new floors in 2015 on both levels. Back porch ( 12x13 ) with roof installed in 2003. Open concept dining/living room fully finished basement with rec room, 1 2pc bath separate laundry room and workshop area. New roof and new furnace Just move in condition!! MLS# 1034810.Asking $245,000. Ross Peever 433-1133.


2 Storey wood siding + brick house. Property consists of kit, LR with beautiful stone fireplace. 1 bedroom plus 4pc bath on the main floor. 2nd level has 1 2 pc bath, 2 bedrooms and a large master bedroom leading to a deck. Full partially finished basement with a rec room, and office and furnace room. Large cement block garage 20’ by 24’, fully insulated work shop 24’ by 35’ with 1-2pc bath, forced air wood furnace 100 amp service. Many more features at this location on 60+ acres of mostly bush.


An excellent property in an excellent location - 5 minute drive from the Village of White Lake. 230 acres with 175 acres of bush. Post and beam barn. Well designed bungalow - 2 bedrooms on the main level and 2 bedrooms on the lower level. Open concept living area. Fully finished lower level. Extra spacious detached garage. In-ground pool. Privacy galore and great highway access. MLS #1039080. Call Ross 613-433-1133.


$839,900. 6 acre property with over 700 ft. of shoreline on private, springfed lake. 3 bdrm, 3 bath home with sunroom and finished basement. Master bdrm on main level with ensuite bath. Wood working shop and artist studio (may come equipped as part of the sale). Detached 3 car garage. Sauna located next to the beach, providing privacy and relaxation. Only 6 minutes to Renfrew. Call Ross 613-433-1133.


Three Parcels of land and 2 quality modern homes all sold as one. 40 cow stall lined with legend mats, plus 4 circulating fans. 61 Kg mile quota. Machine shed 40’x120’, dry cow barn 32’x58’, heifer barn 25’x40’. Several steel grain bins. Second farm - 2 storey home, completely renovated with ad an addition added in 2006. Steel shed 36’x172’ for bred heifers, plus feed storage and cement yard. 3 parcel, land only is all tile drained. Many more features, call Ross for further details. Property is one of kind! Ross Peever 613-433-1133 MLS#1025456

128 BONNECHERE STREET SOUTH Spacious 2 Storey brick home, offers 2 levels of living space. Separate building, adjacent to the house, converted into a 2 bedroom apartment, providing extra income. Paved Driveway. Asking $149,900. Call Ross Peever 613-433-1133.


10 year old vinyl sided Hi ranch bungalow. Approved septic system, water from the lake, cottage is all dry walled Heating with electric base board plus air approved air tight wood stove. Newer eight sided gazebo with power and 5 double windows. Front and side deck. Move in condition and enjoy this beautiful cottage. MLS# 1034846. Call Ross 613-433-1133.


Great value here for $189,900 with 3 BR, 2 baths, generous sized family room and living room, newer gas furnace, new corner wood insert and fenced rear yard. MLS# 1034854. Call Peter 613-432-0319.



Excellent opportunity and only asking $169,900. Rear 3 BR unit with full basement currently vacant, front 2 BR unit rented, gas heat, separate gas/hydro meters plus garage. MLS# 1032400. Call Peter 613-432-0319.

Asking $147,500 for this well maintained 3 BR home on a deep lot and walking distance to all amenities. Call Peter Vincent 613-432-0319.

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67 McLEAN ST. • 3 beds, 1.5 baths, partially finished basement, carport, new gas heat, central air and more in this solid brick bungalow on the quiet north end of McLean St. • Backs on the ravine so no rear neighbors for privacy. • Economical living that will fit your budget! Call for a viewing before it’s gone!

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409 HAIG AVE Very clean and move-in ready! This 2+1 bedrm has a double paved driveway and nice curb appeal. Nice backyard backing onto a scenic field. Updated windows throughout. Cozy floor plan & lots of natural light. All furnishings included! LP $169,500 MLS# 1038834 Call Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947

716 CALVIN ROAD • Affordable 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a very functional floor plan. • Dining/Living room on main floor with eat-in kitchen. Master features patio door to large wrap around deck • Private, deep back yard. New well & septic $182,500 MLS# 1015512 Call Gerry O’Neil 613-432-2333 or Mike Coulas 613-432-0092

Put your holiday getaway or retirement home here in this very popular subdivision across from Calabogie Peaks! This flat level lot offers enough area at .5 of an acre to build your dream home. Enjoy year round recreation with great golf, boating, fishing, swimming, as well as skiing right across the road. Deed access to the lake is included too. Take a look today!

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221 TASSE AVE • Bungalow in great location with 3 bedrooms • Good sized living room, 3 pc bathroom, galley kitchen, dining room. Hardwood & vinyl flooring throughout. • Some newer windows & new gas furnace. $129,000 MLS# 1033719 Call Allison Mulvihill 613-433-2880




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126 MARJORIE ROAD • 3 + 1 Bedroom home situated on the outskirts of Cobden on 2+ Acres. • Built in 2010 with ICF Foundation, propane furnace, central air & attached double garage • Open concept with laminate & ceramic flooring throughout. Finished lower level with family room, 4pc bath/laundry & bedroom

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149 STEVENSON CRES • Unique 4 level home in a prime residential location. Main floor office, master bedroom, formal open concept living/dining with stone gas fireplace. • Beautiful galley kitchen, cozy sunken family room. Lower levels provide 3 bedrooms, 4 pc bath & exercise room. • This home has been well maintained with upgrades done throughout. Double carport & treed lot

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1137 CONSTANT LAKE RD • Private 2 Bedroom home that must be seen on the inside. • Great country location only 10 min to Eganville or 30 to Renfrew/Pembroke • Large entrance/laundry area, updated bathroom, galley kitchen and dining area, cozy living room with propane fireplace. Detached double garage!

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Sarah Robertson of Prior Engagements in Arnprior is co-organizing the Bliss Wedding Show in Renfrew on Jan. 22 at the Renfrew Armouries with Brian Hargreaves of BH Photography. Above, Robertson is pictured at last year’s event in Renfrew.

Bliss Wedding Show comes to Renfrew on Jan. 22 TIFFANY LEPACK

For all of those who received a sparkling diamond ring over the holidays, it’s time to start planning for that big day! If you are newly engaged or well into the process the Bliss Wedding Show will help you with all of your wedding planning needs. The fourth annual show is set for Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Renfrew Armouries from noon to 4 p.m. with free admission. Sarah Robertson of Prior Engagements in Arnprior is co-organizing the event with Brian Hargreaves of BH Photography. The pair host two shows per year - one in Renfrew and a second in Almonte on Feb. 10. This year she estimates there will be 30 to 35 vendors at the Renfrew show. “We will have bridal boutiques, photographers, rentals, decors, venues, caterers, planners, florists, DJs and more,” said Robertson. “It saves the bride time, you get local professional vendors all under one roof.” For Robertson it is important to keep it local as much as possible. There will be vendors from Pem-

broke, Renfrew, Almonte, Arnprior, Almonte, Calabogie and the surrounding area. “When we look at vendors we look at the Ottawa Valley based vendors first,” said Robertson. “We try to keep it local before opening it up to Ottawa vendors.” It’s one-stop shopping for bridesto-be. “It’s great to support local businesses and you can do your entire wedding all in the Ottawa Valley,” said Robertson. “It’s a fun day out. We see a lot of brides with their bridesmaids and some grooms.” There will also be a fashion show at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. by Katherine Mullen Bridal Studio from Pembroke with bridal gowns, bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride dresses. Each vendor who signs up for the show offers up a prize. They then make three baskets with about 30 gift certificates in each one. “Three brides walk away with about $300 of products each,” said Robertson. For more information and a list of the vendors signed up visit

Valley Heritage Radio celebrates 10 years on the air When Valley Heritage Radio (VHR) crackled to life on the airwaves for the very first time on Jan. 15, 2007, even the most diehard supporters and organizers weren’t sure what the future would hold for the communityowned radio station. The behind-the-scenes work had been going on for years — from the monumental task of filing for a radio licence to countless hours of fundraising — but the journey was just beginning. A lot of hard work had been completed, and there was more to come. Much more. And for some of those who were there when the seed was planted to grow a new Valley radio station, hitting a 10-year milestone is a major accomplishment. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think we’d be going strong after 10 years,” said Lesley Galbraith, the current programming and production manager who was also the first person hired at the station. “We had no idea what the response from the community was going to be; but once we were on-air, the response was overwhelmingly positive and the growth has been mind boggling.” Galbraith said that even from the earliest days, the station’s philosophy has remained constant. “We are all about the communities we serve and our listeners. We’ve grown and have gotten better because we hear back from people about what they like and don’t like. We gear our programming to what the people want, and so far it has worked wonderfully,” she said. BIRTHDAY PARTY IN RENFREW

Sunday, Jan. 15 marks the 10th anniversary of Valley Heritage Radio going on the air, and to celebrate, the station is hosting a party at the Renfrew Armouries from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The afternoon will feature some of the Valley’s most popular country musicians for an afternoon geared to pay tribute to everyone involved with the station from conception to what you hear on the air today. The day’s musical lineup includes performances by Neville Wells, the Rogers Family, the McMunns, Jennifer Johnston, Mike Cloutier, Howard Hayes, Al Cruise, and some of the regions’ top fiddlers will provide a tribute to Ottawa Valley fiddling. The Ottawa Valley Hall of Fame Band will be the house band, and that group includes Brian Hebert, Al Bragg, Rodger Coulombe, Dale Ducharme, Mike Hamelin and Mark Lemieux. As well, Roy Berger, one of VHR’s volunteer DJs, will be attempting a Guinness World Record for pushups. He currently holds three world records, and will be looking for a fourth in front of friendly crowd. A number of the station’s on-air personalities, along with staff, volunteers and Board members will be in attendance to show their gratitude to the listeners, advertisers and supporters from the past 10 years.

“We wanted to celebrate in a way our listeners would appreciate. And that’s with great Valley music, a dance floor, a cold beverage and a snack,” said station manager Jason Marshall. “We invite listeners and friends of the station to come to the party so we can show them how important they are to us. Without the support of the people of the Ottawa Valley and the Pontiac, we wouldn’t be on the air today.” Jim Long, the station’s events and volunteer co-ordinator, has been connected with VHR from the very earliest days, and he knew that good things could happen if the station could overcome all the hurdles needed to actually get on the airwaves. “Everyone involved saw the potential of the station, and we knew we just had to get on the air to appeal to a much larger group,” said Long. “And thanks to the people of the Valley loaning us their hard-earned money, and the commitment of our phenomenal volunteers, Valley Heritage Radio became a reality.” Long also invites people to come out Sunday to celebrate the station’s milestone. “We’d love to see some faces from the past, and anyone who has been part of this journey,” he said. “We all did it together. And we’d like to celebrate this special day together.” VHR’s 10th birthday is Sun, Jan. 15 at the Renfrew Armouries. The doors open at noon, and the fun begins at 1 p.m. Tickets are only $10 each and are available at outlets throughout the Valley, or by calling the station at 613432-9873 or 1-888-532-9870. In 2001, Vic Garbutt was approached to lead the efforts of a volunteer board to look into the possibility of starting a community radio station here in Renfrew County. Vic and his wife Linda, co-founders of the station, took the challenge on and started attending all fairs, events and anything to do with country music in the Valley — looking for signatures to support the project. They were able to obtain more than 12,000 names on the survey. An engineer’s survey was required to make application to the CRTC for a broadcast licence and this survey was going to cost $10,000. This money was raised by requesting $100 each from 100 people and organizations; this list of 100 became the founding donors of the station. In 2004, the application to CRTC was approved and our 98.7 FM frequency was awarded. We needed approximately $337,000 to purchase the broadcast equipment. We researched many different options to borrow the money; but, as with most new business startups, we were not able to secure the funds. We then turned to the people of the Ottawa Valley and requested $1,000 loans at six per cent interest. The Valley people responded and started lending VHR the money required. The board had given the project a deadline of June 2006 to raise the

money required or the project would be shut down and all money returned to the lenders. The board meeting of June 2006 arrived and the money was not all secured. There was still $30,000 required. A board member mentioned an interest in loaning the balance, but required 24 hours to make arrangements. The decision to shut the project down was postponed until the following day — and we raised enough mon-

ey. Due to these loans from the people of the Valley and one understanding supplier, the broadcast equipment was ordered. A condition of our licence was that we were to be on-air no later than September 2006. The provision to apply for an extension was in the decision, so we applied for the extension. We would not be able to get on-air by the September deadline, as we had to purchase our own tower when the


original deal for rental on a nearby tower had fallen apart. Due to this change of tower location, we needed to change our antennae specs and it had to be reordered. Valley Heritage Radio started broadcasting in test mode for Industry Canada on Dec. 11, 2006, and went officially on-air on January 15, 2007. The first song ever played on our new station was “Vic Garbutt’s Waltz,” by Calvin Vollrath.

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It's the formal event of the year. The annual McNab/Braeside Fire Association is presenting the Winter Fire Ball Fundraising Gala on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Sand Point Golf Club at 38 Golf Course Rd. in Braeside, with entertainment provided by Rainwater Whiskey. Tickets cost $50 with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner prepared by Chef Cari Reid at 7:30 p.m. "It's a nice sit down dinner at the golf course," said firefighter Kelly O'Rourke, one of the event organizers. "This is the first time we are able to have it in the township." This is the fourth year for the ball and the organizing team promises it will be bigger and better than ever. Karen Barsoski is organizing the event with O'Rourke and they say they started it because there were no events to take their spouses to and they are part of the firefighter family as well. The ball is not just for firefighters, the general public is welcome to attend. The money raised goes right back into the association for their work in the community at numerous local events and helps them purchase much needed equipment. Partnering with the McNab/Braeside Firefighters Association for its Fire Ball is Simply Beautiful Bridal Boutique in Arnprior. Chantal Beaulieu has owned the shop for 10 years and on Jan. 1 she welcomed Christen Taillefer as her new partner and co-owner. Taillefer has been a wedding photographer in the Ottawa Valley for more than 15 years and is excited about joining the popular downtown bridal studio. "I just love everything about the romantic atmosphere, what better way to partner up for the first step of the wedding adventure," said Taillefer. "I did the last step as a photographer and now I'm helping with the first step, it's a role reversal." Taillefer has 12 years of retail management experience and is looking forward to working in a building that has such a sense of community and family. Beaulieu says the partnership will soon turn into more. "We are looking forward, with small steps she will own the bridal shop in a few years," said Beaulieu. "She's the perfect candidate." Taillefer's first big project since joining the boutique is the partnership with the association. "It's a chance to shop local!" said Taillefer. "We want people to shop local because these businesses support our association and events all year long," added Karen Barsoski, co-chair of the association and one of the organizers of the ball. "We take care of our own." For those attending the ball Simply Beautiful Bridal Boutique is offering up to 50 per cent off evening wear sample gowns in the mother-of-the-bride section and there is also a special $99 rack. "It's so much fun, I get to tell them the look of the gala and help them with the vintage theme," said Taillefer. "I've been to a few of them and we have had a ball. It's so much fun that it's a formal event and it brings you to a different time." Barsoski says the theme is open to interpretation. "We did vintage so people can wear the flapper dresses or feathers," said Barsoski. "It's the only event like this in the Valley." Barsoski says it is important to give back to the community. "It's a domino effect for the community as well. They get their dress at Simply Beautiful, they get their hair, nails and accessories done in Arnprior," said Barsoski. "It's good to keep it local." Taillefer stresses the local connections. "It's all local, you hear there is nothing happening in the Arnprior area, you just need to participate." "We want to showcase all of these great people in your community, the businesses, the association and the volunteers, it's all wrapped up in one ball." Tickets for the ball are available at Mel's Flowers and Decorating at 291 Elgin St. W., Bosa's Cabinets 198 Russet Dr., MacPherson's Plumbing at 106 Daniel St. N. For more information or to reserve a table call O'Rourke at 613-286-0884 or Barsoski at 613-290-2017.






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Wilson Investments representative Susan Wilson, right, presents a cheque, along with toys for the Renfrew Children’s Centre to Karen Hartwick, co-ordinator of the Community Action Program for Children. Toys and non-perishable food items for the Renfrew and District Food Bank were accepted at Ten35 O’Brien Road during the holiday season. The presentation was made at an open house at the office complex in early December. Children’s centre and food bank officials expressed their thanks to owner Mack Wilson and all supporters of the initiative. Submitted




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“She didn’t like to exercise so she thought massages were good for her muscles.” She also massaged Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and Johnny Fay of the Tragically Hip when the band was recording in the Bahamas. She also experienced one of the scariest moments of her life when Hurricane Floyd hit. At 11 p.m. that night everyone was told to head to their rooms and she was there listening to a radio with four other people. “I thought I’d be floating on a suitcase, I was so scared. I didn’t know if I would make it,” said Thompson. “We walked out (the next day) and 100 year old trees were gone, there had been 20 foot waves, 140 km/winds. Club Med was closed for a week and I massaged the employees.” Her most memorable moment from her time working in the South was when she was working with an athlete who travelled to the 2000 Olympics in Sydney Australia. She remembers being brought to tears as she watched members of the Bahamas team beat the United States and Jamaican relay teams.

She returned to Ontario in 2004 where she went to school at the Canadian School of Holistic and Natural Nutrition and also took teaching at a Montessori school. Six days after she graduated from teaching she was off to Southern Italy. For 10 years she lived in Italy working as both a teacher and a massage therapist at private, five star resorts. She got married (meeting her husband at the 2006 World Cup) and had her son Santiago in 2014, which changed everything for her. Thompson and her family moved back to Renfrew last summer. “I became a mom and I missed my family and my roots,” said Thompson. “Italy did feel like my home but I missed my real home.” With 19 years experience as a RMT she is ready to start massaging again and is available to make house calls by appointment by calling: 613-4337135. She is also massaging at Heartsong Yoga Studio and World Boutique in downtown Renfrew. “I am delighted to have Cindy Thompson offering therapeutic mas-

sage in the quiet, nurturing atmosphere of Heartsong Yoga Studio … It seems like she was always meant to be here,” said Elizabeth Hagan, studio owner in an email statement. “Cindy not only brings with her a wealth of experience and her many credentials of expertise - she also offers warmth, ease, and gracefulness -in providing you with an absolutely restorative experience. Cindy is most definitely one of those highly skilled, intuitive massage professionals who has that magical, innate wisdom in her healing touch. You will walk away from your massage with a lightness of heart, mind and body. Once you have met Cindy, you will eagerly look forward to your next encounter.” As to what you can expect when receiving a massage. “I have a huge compassion for people,” said Thompson. “I’m always aware of how someone is feeling even if they are nervous getting on the table. I have a big heart to help them.” For more information on Thompson contact her via email: cindyrmt@

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Cindy Thompson has travelled the world as a registered massage therapist (RMT). Now she has returned home to Renfrew to share her wealth of knowledge with the Ottawa Valley. Thompson was born and raised in Renfrew and is a Renfrew Collegiate Institute graduate who has furthered her studies numerous times over the years. She received her recreation management diploma at Algonquin College and from there went on to work at the Queensview Athletic Club in Ottawa where her boss gave her the idea to work as a massage therapist. “I was always interested in health and fitness,” said Thompson. She went on to graduate as a RMT from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydro Therapy in the Toronto area in 1997; at the time massage therapy was only offered at private colleges. She started working with a chiropractor and then moved to Montreal to work with Club Med. Her first adventure took her to a Club Med Playa Blanca in Mexico.

“I was right on the water, the waves were splashing and it was just beautiful,” said Thompson. From there she moved to massage clients at Sonora Bay Mexico where she earned her scuba diving certification and swam with sea lions. “They were quite playful and it was quite the adventure.” She then moved on to Paradise Island in the Bahamas where she was massaging clients on the Caribbean Sea and in her spare time she swam with dolphins and fed sharks She was also able to massage a number of high profile clients. One year she received a house call on Christmas Eve for Sean Connery. “I knew it was him and went out that night,” she recalled. “His wife went first and I believe if she didn’t like me I would have never seen him.” She ended up massaging them twice a week for two-and-a-half years. “With Sean, we became good friends, he invited my mom over and we had supper with them,” said Thompson. “They were really good to me. If they wouldn’t have treated me right I wouldn’t have massaged them.” She also massaged Princess Borghese of Rome for five years.


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Anne Lefebvre’s Grade 6 class at Queen Elizabeth Public School in Renfrew was at Walmart before Christmas to buy gifts for the Salvation Army Angel Tree. From left in front are Ivy Gerritse, Siane McClure, Brandon DeVries, Caleb Cracknell, Maria Hewitt, Tyler St-Georges Duncan, Danica Osipenko, Sheridyn Crozier, Zoe McKechnie, Skyla Purvis-Ogden, Chloe Haaima and Aiden Harrison and in back, Landen Scobie, Oliver Gould, Cameron Fraser, Ryder LeClaire, volunteer helper Tyler Lefebvre, Calen St-Denis, Jimmy Browne, Cohen Lauzon, teacher Anne Lefebvre, Memphis Simons, Connor Brydges, Jenna Ainsaar, Kieran Harrison, Sadie Cuccaro, school support counsellor Joan Bradley, Josh McFadden and Cooper Brownell.

Sing song In December students from St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School visited Groves Park Lodge to sing carols and deliver special handmade gifts, Andrew Yantha, top, gives one of the residents an ornament.

QEPS class branches out, shares spirit of the season Anne Lefebvre’s Grade 6 class at Queen Elizabeth Public School in Renfrew decided to help out this holiday season by raising money to buy a gift for a child on the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. Lefebvre instructed the class to earn any money they raised, and they rose to the occasion.

“All 27 children did something — from shovelling snow, to housecleaning, to farm work. I’m so proud of them. In the end, they raised $322, which was enough for not one, but six angels from the tree,” said Lefebvre. The class walked to Walmart and split into six teams to shop for three

boys and three girls. “They had so much fun choosing presents. After we paid, they donated the rest of the money to the Salvation Army kettle. The Walmart staff and customers were so pleased they gave the kids a round of applause,” said Lefebvre.


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Arnprior Packers, Renfrew Timberwolves battle it out in CCHL2 action TIFFANY LEPACK

The Central Canada Tier Two Hockey League did not slow down over the holiday break with Ottawa Valley rivals facing off numerous times. The Arnprior Packers are currently tied for second place in the Richardson Division with 54 points with the Richmond Royals and in first place is the Perth Blue Wings with 57 points. The Renfrew Timberwolves are in eighth place with 10 points, but had a huge win over Richmond before the new year. On Friday, Jan. 6 the Packers and Timberwolves faced off in Renfrew. The Packers let the Wolves have it winning 12-2. The Packers had four goals in the first period, three in the middle frame and five in the final stanza. Getting on the score sheet for the Packers were: Adam Johnston had a hat trick; Matthew Labrosse, Daniel Monk, and Bailey Hein all had two goals; and Andrew MacKinnon, Calvin Wheatley and Ryan Bangs each put up one. Ryan Pettigrew and Jack Rouleau scored for Renfrew. On Jan. 8 the Packers loss a close one to the Winchester Hawks 4-3 in overtime. On Jan. 3 Labrosse received an honourable mention for the league's player of the month. Labrosse has 35 goals in 36 games and 47 assists for 82 points so far this season. The Packers made a couple of trades on Jan. 8 when they acquired

Greg Heika from the Prescott Flyers for a player development fee (PDF). Heika was leading the Flyers with 28 goals and 48 points. The Packers also sent Joey Vaughan to the Winchester Hawks for a PDF.

Renfrew Timberwolves’ Jack Rouleau tries to stop Arnprior’s Ryan Bangs, who went on to score his first goal with the Packers as they beat the Timberwolves on Jan. 6 in Renfrew 12-2. The Timberwolves have two games this weekend: Jan. 13 in Westport and on Jan. 14 they are at home in Renfrew against the Winchester Hawks at 5 p.m.


The Wolves had a big victory on Dec. 30 when they beat the Richmond Royals in a shoot out 4-3. In the first period scoring went back and forth as Riley Poirier started it off at 4:53, Richmond answered back quickly, from there Alex Paquette responded short-handed at 11:51. In the second period Rouleau scored on the power play and in the third it was all Richmond as they scored two to tie things up. Overtime solved nothing and they went to the dreaded shoot out. Ethan Lapenskie made the three needed saves on three Royals shooters and Paquette had the game winner. On Jan. 8 the Timberwolves lost to Perth 9-0. NEXT GAMES

On Jan. 13 the Wolves are on the road in Westport for an 8 p.m. game and on Jan. 14 they host the Winchester Hawks at Ma-Te-Way at 5 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 10 the Packers travel to face the Ottawa Canadians at 7:20 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 12 they are in Perth to face the Perth Blue Wings at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 15 they host the Metcalfe Jets at the Nick Smith Centre at 7:30 p.m.





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Renfrew Minor Hockey Association weekly game report MIDGET WOLVES


Renfrew Novice Timberwolves hosted their own six-team tournament Dec. 30. Wolves lost in the A-final to the Leitrim Hawks 5-2. Kent Greer fired two first-period goals. The difference was goalie Kale Osipenko being very busy with 26 saves. Renfrew had only six. Renfrew tied the opener 2-2 against the Arnprior Packers. Greer scored both goals. Wolves took out the Cumberland Grads 6-4, Greer tallied five more and Greyer Craig also scored. Osipenko was solid in goal. Tucker Wisotzki added two assists in three games. Muskrat won the B-title 9-2 over Arnprior. Novice Wolves were also in a tournament in Arnprior on Dec. 17 winning twice but took a loss to MTK 9-1. John Gibbons scored for Renfrew. Wolves nipped Petawawa 4-3. Kent Greer had the hat trick, Ryan Campbell fired the winner, and netminder Kale Osipenko added an assist on Greer's third goal. Wolves also won 3-2 over Kemptville. Greer had two goals and Brennan Pole had the winner Greer now has 66 goals for the season.

The Wolves humbled Pembroke 8-1 on Dec. 19. Carter Atkins got the easy win in goal. Ben Scheuneman and Jared Burnette each fired hat tricks. Carter Bleeks added a goal plus three assists, Nicholas Crozier fired one. Wolves (121) are in first place, 21-2-2 in 25 games overall. In Atom Timberwolves action, Renfrew shut out Muskrat 2-0 at MaTe-Way Activity Centre Jan. 4. Wyatt Crozier and Carter Debeau shared the shutout. Wolves stand 6-7-3 in 16 games. Owen Tracey and Kolton Osipenko were goal getters. MIDGET HOUSE

Northern Photo won twice and are now 6-3-2 in 11 league games. Renfrew shut out Deep River 7-0 Jan. 2, Connery Campbell with the easy shutout. Cole Turcotte took apart Deep River firing four goals. Jasmine Asselin, Ryan Boudreau and Cody MacKin had the other goals. Northern Photo also won in Pembroke 5-1 Dec. 22. Mason Lynch won in goal. Turcotte's three goals were the difference. Boudreau added one goal and two assists, Ethan Joudrey also scored. Northern Photo will be in a tournament in Gloucester Jan. 13-15.

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Renfrew peewee house teams hosted their home tournament on Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. Renfrew Personalize It goalie Ben Delorme challenges a Pembroke skater during a morning matchup. South Stormont Selects defeated Personalize It 4-1 in the B final. Pontiac ended the day as A champs.

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VAC in first place in men’s rec hockey Valley Automation Control is at the top of the heap in men’s recreation hockey, which is played at the Ma-TeWay Activity Centre in Renfrew. Cobus Homes handily beat Milowen 7-3. Cobus goals came from Denver Mullen (two), Paul Simard, Chad Davis, Tyler McIntyre, Kyle Jessup and Rick Crout. For Milowen, Patrick Dick (two) and Cody Lafont scored and Drew McCulloch had three assists. Winning goalie was Michel Simard with 13 saves. Netminder Steve Bowes took the loss, making 24 saves. Valley Automation Control (VAC) shut out Renfrew Pizzeria 6-0. Zach McIntyre made 19 saves and logged his third shutout. Netminder Michel Simard took the loss with 21 saves. For VAC, Gregg Gould had three goals and two assists,

Ryan McIntyre had two goals and three assists and Kip Mulvihill scored a goal and three assists. Mark Valliquette had three assists also. Mulvihill is leading the league in scoring with 13 goals and 18 assists for 31 points. Kyle Couvieau of Renfrew Pizzeria is next with 19 goals and nine assists for 28 points. Patrick Dick of Milowen has 18 goals and 10 assists for 28 points. Ryan McIntyre of VAC has nine goals and 18 assists for 27 points. Mike Newberry of VAC has 14 goals and 12 assists for 26 points. VAC is in first place (13-2-1) with 27 points. Pizzeria has 21 points (10-5-1), Cobus Homes has 15 (7-7-1), Milowen 12 (5-9-2), Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy 10 (5-9-0), and Pitt’s seven (3-11-1). -With files from Jeff Rekowski

Renfrew curling's new ice brings unique surprises ANDY SKLEPOWICZ

Curling is in full stride again and the curlers were quickly thrown into the fray as most leagues took to the new ice. Flooding of the ice by our ice tech, Jon Wall, and his crew has added a new challenge as each sheet brings unique surprises that skips have to read and either use to their advantage or suffer the consequences. Winners of the second Monday Night Draw were the team of Gary Smith, Dave Eady, Rory McKay and Jim Berg. Runners up were the Yolkowskie crew. The B Division was owned by the ladies as Shelley Jamieson, Rachel Leclaire, Theresa Mann and Lyn Joyce took the honours, but only a half-point ahead of the Yvonne Sklepowicz rink.

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The Bill Bowles bunch joined the leading ladies in moving up to the A while the Griese and Eady gangs drop into the B. Dennis Saumure brought a new team into this popular and competitive league for the next draw bringing us up to 14 teams, with 8 teams in the A division and 6 in the B. We are inching closer to that magic number of 16 and a full draw, harking back to the club's roaring days when every night had draws and all of them were full. The Thursday afternoon mixed second-draw winners were Rob Warren, Chuck Ross, Sheldon Stewart and Claudette Lockwood/Shelley Jamieson sharing the lead position. Runner up was the team skipped by Yvonne Sklepowicz, third Louise Jamieson, second Willard Kranch, and lead Kevin Box.


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Renfrew peewee house teams hosted their tournament Jan. 7 at Ma-TeWay. Above, My FM’s Luke Steele takes the faceoff. Right, goalie Sam Labossiere has his eye on the puck while teammate Colin Enright looks on.

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Renfrew Midget Timberwolves lose in semifinals at Silver Stick TIFFANY LEPACK

They fought hard and never gave up at the International Silver Stick in Forest, Ont. Sadly, the Renfrew Midget Timberwolves did not advance to the finals. The team made it to the semifinals, where they lost to the Ingersoll Express. The Timberwolves opened the tournament with a tough 4-3-overtime loss on Jan. 6 against the Elmvale Coyotes. The team rebounded later in the day as they easily cruised to victory over the Ingersoll Express 3-1. On Saturday, Jan. 7, they pulled out another victory, in overtime versus the Mooretown Jr. Flags 5-4. After round robin play their record of 2-1 advanced them to the semifinals against Ingersoll, the fourth ranked team in the province on Sat-

urday night. The Express proved too much for the Timberwolves as Ingersoll won 3-1, advancing to the finals. Ingersoll faced off against the Kincardine Kinucks in the final the Kinucks won 2-1. Getting on the scoreboard for the Timberwolves at the prestigious tournament were: John Agnew, Zach Moran, Ben Scheuneman, Carter Bleeks, Nicholas Fleguel and Nic Crozier. Carter Atkins was goalie for the tournament. The semifinal loss was tough for the team, as they had won the round robin game against Ingersoll, they were also without a few players who got injured during the tournament. Team officials were very proud of how the team conducted themselves at the tournament. The team was commended on their play by other parents and coaches and the Silver Stick organizer; they represented the valley proudly said the team official.


The Renfrew Midget Timberwolves competed in the International Silver Stick tournament in Forest, Ont., Jan. 6 and 7; back row: Brandon Hanniman, Taunton Landriault, Tyler Blackburn, Zach Moran, Evan Gillan, John Agnew, Thomas Barber, Brett Clouthier, Mason Lynch, Matthew Finan, Jacob Miller, Carter Bleeks and front row: Jared Burnette, Carter Atkins, Nic Crozier, Colby Bleeks, Nicholas Fleguel, Ben Scheuneman, Brock Pierce.

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It’s been seven years since a team has won the Silver Stick championship in Pembroke and the Renfrew Midget Timberwolves did just that in early December and qualified for the international tournament Jan. 6 and 7 in Forest, ON, the team lost in the semi-finals on Jan. 7. Evan Gillan, Ben Scheuneman, John Agnew, Zach Moran and Nicholas Fleguel accept the banner and stick from a tournament official. The team fought hard and never gave up at the International Silver Stick in Forest, Ont. However, the Renfrew Midget Timberwolves did not advance to the finals. The team made it to the semifinals, where they lost to the Ingersoll Express.

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One of the biggest stories of the year was the proposed changes to the Renfrew County official plan. Mayor Robert Kingsbury examines a map showing the proposed agriculture changes in Horton. It was a summer of construction and and Veterans Memorial Boulevard was finally, officially re-opened in early December with a number of dignitaries, from left, Warden Peter Emon, MPP John Yakabuski, Mayor Don Eady, Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca, Coun. Mike Coulas, and fatbike rider Jo-anne Caldwell.

Renfrew and area had a busy second half of 2016 The following is a look back at some Renfrew OPP are investigatof the top stories from the Renfrew ing a homicide. Police have conMercury from July to December 2016. firmed the victim is a 60-yearold Horton Township male. JULY In a press release Aug. 16, the Renfrew On July 7, dignitaries gathered detachment of the Ontario Provincial near the Bonnechere River bridge Police (OPP) reported a teenager has (the former location of Hanson been charged with one count of secMohawk) to officially mark the ond-degree murder. re-installation of the fountain. The public input meetings for the It was first put in near the Swinging Bridge in 2011 but was put in storage Renfrew County official plan review during the construction of the new are shaping up to be a debate between landowners’ right advocates and those Thomas Low Generating Station. who want to protect the area’s enviThe reconstruction of Highway 60 ronment and farm land. is progressing well, say officials. Melissa Bishop has not only put “Overall, the project’s going as exEganville on the map, she has made pected,” said Renfrew development and works director Mike Asselin. the entire Ottawa Valley proud. The current Canadian champion “The underground work is progressing and the sidewalk work is advanc- in the 800m event ran her heart out at the Rio Olympics, she even set a ing quite rapidly.” new Canadian record in the final. AUGUST However it was not enough Local politicians are express- to earn an Olympic medal. ing their disappointment the exten- Bishop finished in fourth place with a sion of four-laning of a vital road- time of 1:57:02. way up the Valley has been left out SEPTEMBER of a new provincial funding plan. The next two phases of Highway 417 The proposed changes to the Counconstruction from Scheel Drive to the ty of Renfrew Official Plan includes Town of Renfrew are not included in the addition of 4,840 hectares of desthe Ministry of Transportation’s new- ignated agricultural land in Horton ly-released five-year capital plan. Township. Currently, there is no agri-

cultural land in the township. More than 100 people heard about the plan and proposed changes at the Aug. 23 meeting run by Charles Cheesman, manager of planning services at the county. The message back to officials was clear: most of those in attendance were not pleased with the proposed changes. One of the areas most well known families is growing in stature. McGregor’s Produce has been named one of 10 Ontario families who will receive the 2016 BMO Ontario Farm Family award. The torch has officially been passed in Horton. Mackie MacLaren has stepped aside as the township’s chief administrative officer (CAO) after more than 30 years. Sue Klatt is the new CAO for the township. Her first day on the job was Sept. 1. The Renfrew Refugee Welcome Group (RRWG) delivered some good and better news at a public meeting on Sept. 13 at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church. The RRWG has had to resubmit their application for a Syrian refugee family. OCTOBER

A vehicle pileup on Highway 17 near Arnprior on Oct. 7 left one per-

son dead. Sarah Lesley Zohr, 39, died over the next five years. at the scene of the six-vehicle collision DECEMBER that occurred at about 4:30 a.m. Zohr grew up in Golden Lake and attended A solid case for expanding another Eganville District Public School and section of Highway 17 was accepted Opeongo High School. by the provincial transportation minister during his recent visit, but Mayor Don Eady introduced Kim- he won’t commit to it anytime soon. berley Leach as the town’s new eco- Minister Steven Del Duca was in Rennomic and community development frew Dec. 2 to hear from proponents officer. who want the highway twinned from Scheel Drive just west of Arnprior to The Meals on Wheels 40th anni- town limits at Highway 60 (O’Brien versary was marked on Sept. 30 at the Road). Renfrew Victoria Hospital at a special tea with a number of local volunteers For the first time in its 31-year hison hand. tory Sunshine Coach has kicked off a capital fundraising campaign, in addiNOVEMBER tion to its regular radiothon. It was a day members of the Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club won’t Downtown Renfrew is set to drasoon forget.On Sunday, Nov. 13, matically change. The town is cur2016 Olympic gold medalist Erica rently working on its revitalization of Wiebe was in town. Wiebe, who is the core. from Stittsville, put on two clinics at the Renfrew Recreation Centre before The 2017 capital budget for the joining club and community members Town of Renfrew has been approved at a banquet. for $951,100. Council approved the budget at its Dec. 13 meeting with 18 The work on Humphries Road has key projects on the docket. been officially completed. The Town of Renfrew has a new The cost of building in the Town of logo but there are no plans to disconRenfrew is going up but council has tinue the town coat of arms. tried to keep the increase in development charges minimal and phase it in

Two of the biggest local sports stories of 2016 had a Rio connection: Olympic gold medalist Erica Wiebe visited the Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club and the pride of Eganville advance to the Olympic finals in the 800m and was given a hero’s welcome with a parade when she came home.

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Much ado about hankies Sign up now for drama Miss Crosby, as always, was at school by the time the first one of us arrived in the morning. My brother Emerson once suggested he wouldn’t be a bit surprised if she slept there all night. The Christmas holidays were over, and we were right back into the usual routine at the Northcote School. And every morning I looked for the special gift I had given Miss Crosby the night of our Christmas concert. And then, just after we had been back a few days, there it was. The white hanky I had given her, tucked into the cuff of her dress, with one corner sticking out just far enough that I could see the red rose that had been embroidered on it. Miss Crosby, ever cautious not to single one pupil out, gave no sign that she was wearing my gift. But I knew it was the one I had given her, and that was all that mattered. I had a hard time paying attention to my lessons that day, and wanted so badly to tell everyone that the hanky, which had cost 19 cents at Walker’s Store in Renfrew, was now tucked neatly into the cuff of my teacher’s dress sleeve. And as often happened to me, my mind wandered that day. With my work done and my scribbler closed, I thought a lot about hankies. Girls and women called them hankies, whereas boys and men called them handkerchiefs. Father’s weren’t fancy or white like Uncle Lou’s. Father’s were either navy or red with dots and squares. He wore his tucked into his back pocket, and it served many purposes besides being used to blow his nose. It cleaned pieces of machinery, wiped the toes of his Sunday shoes, and polished his pipe. My sister Audrey and I had what we called school hankies, which were plain white squares, and then we had one special one which we took to church on Sundays. A plain white hankie held every cent I owned. This is where young girls tied the few pennies they had into a corner of the hankie, and of course, it was tucked away for safe keeping, out of sight in case a brother decided to help himself to a penny or two. That day in school,

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was let out at the end of the day, she pulled the hankie out of her sleeve, gently patted the end of her nose, looked down at the 18 Don’t miss creative drama classes that taught by qualified theatre instructor Lawof us waiting to be dismissed and are being offered for your son or daughter rence Mahusky. her eyes rested on me and a faint ages seven to 14 years of age at the RenVolunteers and students who wish to smile came to her lips. And then frew Recreation Centre. earn their community service hours are she tucked the hankie back into The classes will consist of acting, im- most welcome to apply. MARY COOK her sleeve. prov, performing on a real live stage, Please register for the programs by callThat was all I needed. special excursions, makeup, scene study, ing Renfrew Recreation Centre and ask for Interested in an electronic when I let my mind wander, builds reading skills, developing a charac- Donna at 613-432- 3131 to avoid disapversion of Mary’s books? Go to https://www. I thought too of Mother ter, show case, guest artists, theatre sports, pointment. and type MaryRCook for and her hankies. She had cast party and the opportunity to meet The session runs from Jan. 14 to Feb. 25 e-book purchase details, or if you would like several fancy hankies, one new friends. from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the cost for the a hard copy, please contact Mary at wick2@ of which she always carried This creative drama program will be eight week course is $70. in her purse. And before going into town, or to visit, she took her bottle of “Evening In Paris” cologne, and gave the Toronto hankie a good dash so that every time she opened her purse, she smelled like the Ventes de terrains par le shérif perfume counter at Ritza’s Drug Store in Renfrew. EN VERTU ET CONFORMITÉ d’un bref de saisie- exécution délivré par Sheriff’s Sale Of Land(s) Of course, these hankies la Cour supérieure de justice à Insérer vos informations, concernant les UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF a Writ of Seizure and Sale issued out of were never used for their biens personnels et réels de 161, rue Elgin, Ottawa (Ontario) K2P 2K1 the Superior Court of Justice at 161 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario,K2P original purpose ... no, that date du 26 juin 2014 Dossier 14-60836 et depose aupres du sheriff du 2K1 dated June 26, 2014 Court file no. 14-60836 and filed with the was when the square patch comte de Renfrew, la partie défenderesse, à la demande de MUNFORD’S, Sheriff for the County of Renfrew to me directed, against the real and of white linen came into use. ANNIE MUNFORD et JOANNE LECLAIRE, la partie demanderesse, j’ai Personal property of MUNFORD’S, ANNIE MUNFORD and JOANNE It was Aunt Lizzie from saisi tous les droits, titres, intérêts et droits de rachat en equity de ANNE LECLAIRE Defendants, at the suit of W. O. Stinson & Son Ltd., Plaintiff, I Regina whose hankies gave MUNFORD, relatifs à : have seized and taken in execution all the right, title, interest and equity of me the most interest. Of redemption of ANNIE MUNFORD, in and to: PT LT 19, concession 1, partie 4, plan 49R-4890; sujet a I’interet disponible course, hers were of the findans R213552, Blythfield, Bagot, Brougham, conte de Renfrew. NUMBERO est linen, and not one was Part of Lot 19, Concession 1, Part 4, Plan 49R-4890; S/T interest if any in DE NIP#57359-0159(LT) qui est enregistre au Bureau d’enregistrement des just a plain hankie. R213552, Blythfield, Bagot, Blythfield Broughan, County of Renfrew, titres du conte de Renfrew They were edged in lace, Being all of pin 57359-0159(LT) and known municipally as 61 carnegie were bigger than the one’s Crescent Calabogie, Ontario k0J 1H0. Je dois mettre en vente aux enchéres publiques tous lesdits droits, Mother had, and were as titres, intéréts et droits de rachat en equity de Annie Munford, la partie All of which said right, title, interest and equity of redemption of Annie white as the driven snow, défenderesse, desdits terrains et ténements décrits ci-dessus, sous réserve Munford, defendant in the said lands and tenements described above, I shall and many had fine coloured des conditions énoncées ci-aprés au 297 rue Pembroke est, Pembroke, ON offer for sale by Public Auction subject to the conditions set out below at, embroidery on the corners. K8A 3K2 (613)732-8581 le mardi, 24 janvier, 2017, a 11:00 AM (heure) 297 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 3K2 on Tuesday, January But it was what she did with 24, 2017 at 11:00 o’ c lock in the morning. CONDITIONS: them that interested me L’acheteur assume I’entiére responsabilité des hypothèques, des charges, more. Aunt Lizzie was what CONDITIONS: des privilèges, des impôts impayés et de toute autre charge. Aucune Mother called “well enThe purchaser to assume responsibility for all mortgages, charges, liens, garantie n’est donnée quant au titre du terrain ou aux motifs de la vente. II dowed” which took me ages outstanding taxes, and other encumbrances. No representation is made incombe à l’ acheteur éventuel de vérifier ces questions. to figure out. She too kept regarding the title of the land or any other matter relating to the interest to MODALITÉS: her hankies well sprinkled be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential Dépôt de 10 %du prix de l’ offre ou de 1000,00 $, selon le plus élevé des purchaser(s). with toilet water. Which deux montants meant you always knew TERMS: À payer au moment de la vente per l’ acheteur retenu. where she was. Even if she Deposit 10% of bid price or $1,000.00, whichever is greater Le dépôt est déductible du prix d’achat. walked by the back of your Payable at time of sale by successful bidder Le dépôt n’est pas remboursable. chair, you caught the scent To be applied to purchase price L’acheteur dispose de dix jours ouvrables à compter de la date de vente of the toilet water. Non-refundable Pour obtenir le financement nécessaire et payer le solde en entier à Cours Lacking a place to put Ten business days from date of sale to arrange financing and pay balance Superieure de Justice de l’Ontario— 297 rue Pembroke est, Pembroke, her hankie if she wasn’t goIn full at SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE at 297 Pembroke Street East, ON. Pembroke, Ontario K8A 3K2. ing anywhere in particular, All payments in cash or by certified cheque made payable to the minister she would plunge it down Tous les paiements sont effectués en espéces ou par chéque certifié à of Finance. the front of her dress into l’ordre du ministre des Finances. Deed Poll provided by Sheriff only upon satisfactory payment in full of goodness knows where. Un acte formaliste unilatéral sera fourni à l’acheteur par le shérif purchase price. And when she needed it, she Seulement lorsque le paiement aura été effectué en entier. Other conditions as announced. D’autres modalités pourraient s’ ajouter. wasn’t the least bit embarTHIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION BY THE SHERIFF WITHOUT rassed to reach in, grab it CETTE VENTE PEUT ÉTRE ANNULÉE PAR LE SHÉRIF EN TOUT TEMPS FURTHER NOTICE UP TO THE TIME OF SALE. out, use it, and cram it back ET SANS PRÉAVIS AU COURS DE LA PÉRIODE DE MISE EN VENTE. into the cavity from where NOTE: No employee of the Ministry of the Attorney General may purchase REMARQUE : Aucun employé du ministére du Procureur général any goods or chattels, lands or tenements exposed for sale by a Sheriff under it came. There was a lot to ne peut acheter des biens ou des biens meubles, des terrains ou des legal process, either directly or indirectly. think about when it came to immeubles offerts en vente par un shérif dans le cadre d’une saisie hankies. Date: 23/11/2016 judiciaire, que ce soil directement ou indirectement. And so that day after Sheriff ’s Office, County of Renfrew Date : 23/11/2016 jour mois année Christmas, when Miss CrosSuperior Court of Justice Aupres du sherif de conte de Renfrew by had my present tucked 297 Pembroke Street East Cours Superieure de Justice de l’Ontario into the sleeve of her dress, Pembroke, Ontario 297 rue Pembroke est K8A 3K2 I hoped that she would do Pembroke, (Ontario) something to show that she K8A 3K2 liked what I had given her at the Christmas concert. And then, just before school The Renfrew Mercury - Thursday, January 12, 2017 31

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50th ANNIVERSARY Art and Wanda Merriman January 14, 2017 At The Lyndhurst Legion 12-5 p.m. Euchre 12-2 p.m. Buffet Hot Lunch 2-4 p.m. Live Country Music 3-5 p.m. All Are Welcome! Drop by for Hello or Stay All Afternoon (Best Wishes Only)

IT’S A GIRL! Ian and Michelle Lawson, along with big brother Lane and big sister Lila, are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Lorelei Jean. Born on December 2nd and overjoying once again grandparents, Byron and Debbie Martineau and Paul and Audrey Lawson. Lorelei is also blessed with her loving Uncle Dan, Auntie Andrea and Uncle Lucas. A big thank you to Dr. Thorne and the incredible nursing staff at Queensway Carleton Hospital. 2x51ag







THANK YOU I would like to express my thanks for the great retirement party! I was overwhelmed at the large turnout; actually I was lost for words if you can believe that! To my friends and co-workers for organizing this great get together. It was so nice to see my family, friends and their spouses, co-workers, past and present from every department I’ve worked with over the last 38 ½ years. Thanks also to my nurse manager Jessica Gilbert, Randy and Ellen, Julia and all the doctors that came to celebrate my years at R.V.H. The tremendous generosity of everyone for the monetary collection, flowers, gifts, certificates, ties, cards and well wishes thanks from everyone. To Tania and Lois for sharing a precious part of their lives with me to cherish forever. Thank you to Father Holly for his words of kindness towards me! To Debbie Patterson, Bonnie Nolan, Dr. Maxwell Buxton, thanks for the laughs and tears with your antics and memories we have shared over the years. Kudos to Bill and Bea Nesbitt whom hosted the after-hours party they weren’t aware it was happening (Blame Holly) Thank you! Last but not least to the Italian gentleman that gave me a tube of A535 for a gift, thanks I sure needed it as I was a bit stiff in the joints the morning after. Thanks for the memories, hope to see you all out and about. Sincerely, Marie Smith

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THANK YOU George Arthur Finan 1946-2016 The family of George Finan would like to extend their sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness, visitations, messages of sympathy and cards during the recent loss of our beloved brother, George. Special thanks to the Arnprior Hospital for the extensive, superb care that he received. Also, to the Boyce Funeral Home for the outstanding Christmas Memorial Service with card and medallion remembrances, music and refreshments. These acts of kindness and thoughtfulness were deeply appreciated. Doreen, Reginald and Wayne.

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May – 53 of Prescott, Ontario passed away on Monday December 19, 2016 at BGH Garden Street site Palliative Care due to a long battle with a rare hereditary progressive disease called Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum. Born on April 20, 1963 in Perth, Ontario to Willard Payea (deceased since early 1964) and Lillian (Terriah) Sicard (deceased since Sept. 2, 2006) Sherry was raised by her mother and a step-father, along with her five siblings. She attended Thousand Island Secondary School in Brockville, Ontario. She met Bill Porteous in January of 1993 and later married Bill, on October 27, 1995, however prior to this marriage Sherry had a daughter Tania Payea (Scott Hillocks) residing in Prescott, Ontario and a son John Cross (Amanda Rodwell) residing in Woodstock, Ontario – she was extremely happy and proud to see their progress and successes before she passed away. She also has six grandchildren she loved very much – Gabbrielle(13), Hope(12), Charisma(11), Denim(8), Tucker(7), and one in particular stole her heart having raised him from a baby, Jacobe Payea(15). Sherry’s life was in no way easy no matter how you looked at it, stemming from her childhood right up and including her health situation but she didn’t waist precious time feeling sorry for herself nor did she ask ‘why me?’ she simply took one day at a time and lived each day to the fullest – it might have merely been that she simply felt well enough to get out and go to the bingo today or to the casino or maybe it was strolling down Main Street in her wheelchair taking Jacobe to the beach. It might have been the passion she held for purses, clothing, shoes and jewelry – whatever it was she was surely a special sort of person. She repeatedly rejected being picked up by car to avoid the pouring rain on her way to meet her sister for coffee at Tim Hortons, preferring to experience the outdoors and choosing to wheelchair it just to be out there; out there with her big red umbrella held in one hand covering her wheelchair as she drove it up and over the large overpass irrespective of the rain. Sherry had been on and off life support four times in the last seven years and once she literally just came home and was wholeheartedly sitting on the beach enjoying the sun the next. She simply made a choice and refused to waste what she knew was limited precious time. Whatever it was that was her driving force it showcased a special sort of human being. As with all of us, Sherry was not a perfect person, yet definitely a product of her growing up environment, she however was one of the lucky ones, she understood the need to focus on her own behavior and not others. She learned to forgive freely the wrongs against her. Lucky enough to understand early that forgiveness didn’t condone what others did to her – it simply freed her from reliving the hurt over and over again. She was predeceased by her brother David Payea (on April 19 2010 at age 49) who had the same disease she was born with. She is survived by sisters, Marie Daubney (Dave) of Brockville, Norma Stephenson (Dale) of Mallorytown, Aline Keary (Paul) of Brockville and Kathie Serson of Brockville, along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and her friend Penny and special friend and sister-in-law Bev. At Sherry’s request there were no arranged services. We would like to extend a thank you to Dr. Beverage for his honesty and truly hearing Sherry’s wishes. As well a special thank you to both the BGH First Floor Nursing Staff for all they did for Sherry and our family and the BGH Palliative Care Garden Street site for their absolute professional and loving care with Sherry and our entire family during her last days. You all made a difficult time as easy as it could possibly be. Much appreciated, thank you!







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ROBINSON, WILLIS (LIFELONG CEDAR HILL FARMER) Peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus on Wednesday morning, December 28th, 2016; Willis Sheldon Stephen Robinson of Cedar Hill passed away at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Iris (nee Comba) who predeceased him January 4th, 2016. Dearly loved and proud father of Gayle Doxtater (John) of White Lake and cherished grandfather of Ashley Smithson (Chris) of Toronto. Predeceased by his son, Sheldon. Dear brother of Vera Black (late Albert) of Stittsville and Jennie Munro (late Eddie) of Almonte. Special brother-in-law of Beryl Robinson (late Bryson); Edward Szalay (late Mary); Alvira Jones (late Milo) and Betty Comba (late Thomas). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends paid their respect during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday, January 6th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. only. A Funeral Service was conducted in St. Andrew’s United Church, Pakenham on Saturday morning, January 7th at 11 o’clock. Rev. Jeff de Jonge officiating, Interment Pakenham Union Cemetery. A reception followed in the basement of St. Andrew’s Church. The family wish to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff at The Grove Nursing Home in Arnprior as well as the Ottawa Civic Hospital for the excellent care provided to Willis these past few months. In memory of Willis, please consider a donation to Zion United Church, Cedar Hill. *Due to very severe allergies and sensitivities, flowers are gratefully declined. Please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.* Condolences/Donations ( deadline in the event


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FLEURY, Norman Passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23, 2016, at Renfrew Victoria Hospital at the age of 82. Beloved spouse of Geraldine McCullum. Dear father of Jamie Malcolm, Renee, Bruce, Blake, Dave and Kim Fleury. A Memorial Service was held at St. James Catholic Church, Portagedu-Fort, on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences or donations may be made at

On January 5th, 2017, at the Almonte General Hospital, in his 81st year. Loved father of Michael (Colleen) of Carleton Place. Survived by his brothers Stuart and Brian and many nieces and nephews. Pat will be remembered by his grandsons Patrick and Shaun and their mother, Tina. Predeceased by his daughter Kimmy and son Steven, brothers Jack, Jim, Tom and Martin and his sisters Doris and Marguerite. Respecting his wishes there will be no visitation or service. Thank you to Liz Robinson, for her kindness and care throughout his illness and to Dr. Matthew Tiffany and the nursing staff at the Almonte Hospital. The guidance and respectfulness provided by John Bowes, Jim Daniels and Wayne Bennett of Barker Funeral Home is sincerely appreciated.




Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital, Garden Street Site, on Saturday, December 24, 2016. Elva Jean (nee Ogilvie) Hare, at the age of 83 years. Beloved wife of the late Elwood Hare and dear mother of Eldon (Patricia) Hare and grandmother of Scott Hare (Renee). Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews including Linda Steacy. Elva was predeceased by all her siblings Blanche Birtch, Harold, Lorne, John, Robert, George, Ralph Ogilvie and by her sisterin-law Joan Ogilvie. A celebration of Elva’s life was held at the Irvine Funeral Home Reception Centre, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 1-3 pm. Interment will be at Bishops Mills at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brockville General Hospital Foundation Palliative Care will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences, place a donation, light a memory candle or share a special thought of Elva online at

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McCARTHY, Elizabeth (Bess) Mary

Hube, Jack Allen

September 29, 1934-January 4, 2017 Retired-Ontario Hydro/Nepean Hydro/ Former Owner of Bayview Lodge, White Lake

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday evening, January 4, 2017 at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital. Jack Hube of Castleford, Ontario at the age of 82 years. Jack went to join his beloved wife Marlene (March 2, 2016). Loving and proud father of Mark (Debbie), Scott and Pam Hube (Garry Amm). Jack was predeceased by an infant daughter Kelly. Cherished and devoted grandfather of Melissa, Joshua, Jessica, Natasha, Rachael, Emily, Mary, Brian, Darren and Jason. Dear brother of Ron Hube (Audrey) of Huntsville, Ontario and Carol Scharf of London, Ontario. Predeceased by brother Bill Hube (late Verna) and sisters Betty Dent (late Bud) and Shirley Kerr (late Maxwell). Special uncle of Kim (Norm) and Tracie. Jack will be missed by his friends and neighbours Stuart and Carol Nicholson. Son of the late Charles and Pearl Hube. A special thank you to Dr. Suzuki and to Jack’s nurses; Nicole, Megan, Blaine and Alanah of the Arnprior Hospital. Friends were invited to share their memories of Jack with his family during visitation at the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior Saturday January 7, 2017 from 11:001:00 p.m. A Memorial Service was held at 1:00 p.m. in the Boyce Chapel. In memoriams to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by his family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations at


(formerly Lentz) Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Monday morning, January 2nd, 2017; Lorna June Schnob of Arnprior passed away following a courageous struggle. She was 81. Beloved wife of Dennis. Dearly loved mother of Daryl Lentz (Lee Anne McDonald); Blair Lentz and Doug Lentz (Krista), all of Arnprior. Loved stepmother of Dwayne Schnob of Ottawa and Debbie Bernique of Hamilton. Cherished and proud “Granny” of Shawn, Michaela, Chelsea, Brady, Blaire, Meagan, Amanda and Caroline. Dear sister of Fern Dolan (late Alvin) of Carleton Place. Predeceased by her parents: Floyd Baldwin and Ruby Penney as well as her only brother, Stanley Baldwin. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to join June’s family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday, January 7th from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Sunday, January 8th from 11:30 until 12:30. A Funeral service followed in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arnprior on Sunday afternoon commencing at 1 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory of June, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation. Condolences/Donations

Peacefully, on January 3, 2016, at the age of 93, our dear mother Bess McCarthy left us to join our father Mervyn and sisters Linda and Joan in heaven. Mom was a kind and loving person. She always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. And could that smile light up a room! We will miss her dearly. Mom was born on May 8, 1923 in Hastings Sussex England to Herbert and Florence (Wheeler) Freeman; a sister to big brother Ron. She met the love of her life, Mervyn McCarthy during WWII and they were united in marriage on December 12, 1942. Dad returned to Canada in early 1946 and Mom followed a year later with their 2 small children. She would leave England and big city life to settle in the small farming community of Chalk River, ON. Together they raised 5 children and enjoyed 67 wonderful years until Dad’s passing on May 6, 2011. Over the years, Mom and Dad would live in Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba, finally retiring in Renfrew, ON in 1994. In July of 2013, Bess made her final move to Fort Frances, ON to be close to her daughter Cindy. Bess is survived by her daughter Cindy (Ken) Noble, Sons, Basil ( Fran ) McCarthy and Mark (Terri) McCarthy, 19 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren, and 5 Great Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Mervyn, daughters Linda Letang and Joan Freeman, Grandson Sean McCarthy, Great granddaughter Madisyn McCarthy, parents Herbert and Florence Freeman and brother Ronald Freeman and his wife Edna. We want to thank Dr. Algie and the nurses for their compassionate care of mom over the years and everyone at Rainycrest who gave mom a smile, a hug or a kind word, it was much appreciated and it always made her day. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date in Renfrew, ON where she will be laid to rest next to Dad. If desired, donations may be made to the Rainycrest Activation Fund or to a charity of your choice c/o Northridge Funeral Home, PO Box 89, Emo, ON POW 1E0. Online condolences may be offered at



LALONDE Lily (Lillian) Passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Fairview Manor, Almonte, Ontario at the age of 94. Predeceased by her husband J. Ernest (Ernie) Lalonde, daughter Margaret Crawford, sister Louisa Marshall and brother Fred Childs. Survived by her daughters Carolyn Omae (Aki) of Toronto, Barbara (Michael Morrison) of North Bay, and Joan Toop of Ottawa, grandsons Ellis Toop of Ottawa, Murray Morrison (Jessica) of Rock Hill, SC, and Greig Morrison (Amanda) of North Bay, greatgranddaughter Charlotte Morrison of Rock Hill, SC, son-in-law Geoff Shaw of Ottawa, and many nieces and nephews. Born on November 28, 1922 to May and Jim Childs in Toronto. Lily and Ernie met and married there during WWII, but spent the rest of their lives among Ernie’s family in the Almonte area. Many thanks to the staff of Fairview Manor for all their kindness and care. Visitation took place at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. (127 Church St., 613-256-3313) in Almonte on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 10:30am to 12pm, with service in the Chapel which occurred at 12pm and a reception followed in the funeral home. Spring interment at Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. Condolences & Tributes:

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McARTHUR, Douglas James After a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, January 8, 2017, Doug passed away at Hospice Renfrew, at the age of 59 years. Doug is the much loved son of Betty Eady (nee Gilmour) and the late Harold McArthur. Beloved brother of Margo Mahusky, Bonnie McArthur and John James McArthur. Special uncle to Melanie Dahl (Jacob) and her children Maya and Max. Doug will be missed by his many friends and relatives. At Doug’s request there will be no service. Cremation has taken place. Donations to Hospice Renfrew or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences or donations may be made at


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MCGARRY Avril Catherine Peacefully in her sleep at the home of her daughter in Almonte, Ontario on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Avril McGarry (nee MacCabe) of Ottawa, age 84 years. Adored by her husband & best friend, William for 64 years. Beloved sister of Ann, Aideen and Nuala MacCabe. Cherished mother of her children, both natural and adopted, Bill, Ann, Siobhan, Nuala, Ursula, Peter, Daniel, Margaret and Susan McGarry. Grandmother of 19 and great grandmother to 4. Ageless, timeless grace defined Avril leaves a beautiful legacy of loyalty to the highest standards and devotion to simple human kindness. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass to Celebrate Avril’s life in Holy Name of Mary Church, Almonte. on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 11 AM. For those who may choose to honour Avril with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 127 Church Street, Almonte, Ontario. (613)256-3313 Condolences & Tributes:

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January 11, 1949 – January 2, 2017 William Kenneth Gerald (Billy) passed away peacefully at his home in Regina Saskatchewan January 2, 2017. He was the eldest son of Freda (nee Bernicky) & Bill Gilligan. He is survived by his partner Arlene, his son Jeff Mitchell & his daughter Jennifer Gilligan. He is also survived by his sisters, Eleanor Heldens (late Tony), Paula Clark (George), Geri Roberts, Linda Clark (Jim), Freda Morris and brother Darrin Gilligan. He was predeceased by his parents and infant sister Donna Marie. He will be sadly missed by his many relatives and friends here in Ontario regions. A celebration of his life is being held in Regina. We will miss his guitar playing and his stories. RIP Billy. For those who wish to make a donation in Billy’s name, please send it to Heart to Heart Quilts Lanark County, 12 Glenview Cres. Perth, Ontario. K7H 2L2.









DeJONG, Andy – In loving memory of a dear husband and father who passed away January 14, 2015 after a short but courageous battle with ALS.

LEPINE, Elwood

Peacefully at Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew on Wednesday January 4th, 2017 at the age of 89. Elwood will be greatly missed by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his sister Viola. At Elwood’s request, cremation has taken place. Spring interment details to follow. Donations in his memory may be made to the Bonnechere Manor Foundation. The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Pinard, and the staff at Bonnechere Manor for the great care given to Elwood. Online condolences/donations:


PAUL Norma Isobel (R.N. - Retired) November 5, 1929 December 29, 2016 With sad hearts, Norma’s family announces her unexpected but peaceful passing at Almonte General Hospital on December 29, 2016. Beloved sister of Ruth Armstrong, Burks Falls, ON., Jim Paul of Carleton Place, ON., and sister-in-law of Eleanor Rintoul (Laurie) of Carleton Place, ON. Predeceased by her dear brother Frank Paul (1989) and nephew Tim Armstrong (2015). Cherished Aunt of Faye Armstrong (Greg Field) of Toronto, ON., John Paul (Maureen) of Bettendorf, Iowa, Julie Julian (Kim) of Almonte, ON., Janice Barr (David) of Almonte, ON., Geoffrey Paul (Ann) of Almonte, ON., Nancy Laforest (Mike) of Almonte, ON., Allen Paul (Heather) of Whistler, B.C. and David Paul (Rachel) of Qualicum Beach, B.C. Also lovingly remembered by her 17 great nieces and nephews, 1 great-great nephew and 1 great-great niece. A special thanks to Dr. Tiffany, Dr. Murray and the wonderful nurses at Almonte General Hospital for their compassionate care and support. Donations in memory of Norma may be made to the Almonte United Church or Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Family and Friends Visited C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON 613-256-3313 On Monday, January 2, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service was held in the Almonte United Church on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11am. Reception followed in the church hall. Spring Interment Auld Kirk Cemetery. Condolences & Tributes:

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BOVIN, Lillian Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017; Lillian Ruth Bovin of White Lake passed away at the age of 65. Former wife and good friend of Roy Hurlbert of Quyon, P.Q. Dearly loved mother of Debbie Ross of Ottawa; David Hurlbert of Quyon, P.Q.; Sheri Hurlbert (Rob Coulas) of Pembroke and Christina Hurlbert (Richard Lacroix) of Aylmer, P.Q. Dear sister of Audrey Latreille (late Moe) of Arnprior and Carl Bovin of Cantley, P.Q. Special “Honorary Sister” of Pat Goodall (Lee Gray) of Waba. Cherished by her 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces and nephews. A gathering for family and friends to celebrate Lillian’s life will take place at a later date. In the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Condolences/Donations

2x31 NANNE, Peter November 15, 1959 – January 11, 2016 We close our eyes, And hear your voice, When you left it wasn’t our choice. We see that big smile on your face, Followed by that infectious laugh, None on earth can take your place. You are gone but will never be forgotten, Fresh our love will always be, For as long as there is memory, Sunsets Forever Love Diana, Rebecca, Pat, Christine, Jeff Rob & Emily, Your 7 grandchildren who adored you, Family & Friends


MULVIHILL James “Jimmy” Edward

Peacefully at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Wednesday January 4th, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved Dad of Sheila (Terry Okum), Debbie (Paul Rabishaw), David, Linda (Scott Ingraham), Murray, Layton (Allison), Glen (Julie), and Chris (Tanya). Proud grandpa of Taylor, Tyler, Madison, Joshua, Jordan, Megan, Olivia, Sarah, Ashlyn, Olivia, Hope, Brenden, Christian, and Noah. Dear greatgrandpa of Myah, Brody and Lexi. Jimmy will be greatly missed by his sister Shirley Regan (late Donald) and his step-mother Isabel. Predeceased by brothers Howard (Irene) and Leonard (Judy). He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St., S, Renfrew on Friday January 6th from 2-4, 6-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Renfrew on Saturday January 7th at 11:00 am. Spring interment Holywell Cemetery, Mount St. Patrick. Donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital or Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations may be made at Online condolences/donations:

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We still miss you As the days and years pass We still miss you As the pain of grief softens We still miss you As new memories are made We still miss you As we smile and laugh We still miss you Today and everyday We still miss you. With love Barb and Kristine.


SONNENBURG Ellard Clifford Passed away peacefully in hospital at the age of 86, the morning of January 4th, 2017. Son of the late George and Clara Sonnenburg and beloved husband of 55 years to Merle Sonnenburg (MacDowall). Dearly loved father of Steven and Keven (Julie Paterson) and grandfather of Brianna (John De Valter), Olivia (Jarett Cann), and Georja. Survived by his sister Dolly Trotter (the late John) and brother Lenny (Joan). Predeceased by brothers Ted, John (Ann), Eddie (Famie), Emerson (Helen), Stan, Charlie, Erwin (Joan), and Bobby, and sisters Edna Gilmette (Leonard), Evelyn Waite (Eric), Lena Lay (Reg), and Irva Naismith (Bill). Survived by sisters-in-law Margaret, Shirley, and Marilyn. Ellard will forever be remembered by his family for his unconditional love and patience with his grandchildren. Friends were received at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON (613)256-3313 for visiting on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral Service was held in the Gamble Chapel on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 2pm. Reception followed at the Almonte Legion. Spring interment Auld Kirk Cemetery. The family asks that flowers are not given. If you wish to make a donation, these can be made to the Almonte Civitan medical supply or to the Almonte General Hospital. Condolences & Tributes:

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Roy McCormick 1933 – 2008 As I sit in Heaven, And watch over you every day, I try to let you know with signs, I never went away. I hear you when you’re laughing, And watch you when you sleep. I even place my arms around you, To calm you as you weep. I see you wish the days away, Begging to have me home, So I try to send you signs, So you know you’re not alone. Don’t feel guilty that you have Life that was denied to me. Heaven is truly beautiful, Just you wait and see. So live your life, be free, And know with every breath you take, You’ll be taking one for me. Always loved, Rose, Nancy, Perry, Jeff and Penny

Janet Evelyn Stacey

January 1, 1925 – January 9, 2015

Your life was a blessing Your memory a treasure You are loved beyond words And missed beyond measure. Always in our hearts; Frank, Angela and Steve, Rod and Bobbie, and your Stacey family Sharon and Byron, Brian and Kathy, your Martin and Wilson family, your Crozier family


BUCK CALDWELL December 30, 2015 ‘Tis well he will suffer no more, In the loved land of the blest, Pain fled as he tread Heaven’s shore; It left him at peace and rest. We miss you a lot, From your Brother-in-law Alden and Godchild Rebecca

In Loving Memory of my Darling Daughter

September 13, 1978 - January 10, 2013

hf In Loving Memory of Sophie Grant CLR658723/0114

Missing you more than ever. Love always Matt xxx

In Memory of our beautiful daughter and sister. Misty Dodge (Kid Sr)

August 8, 1978 – January 18, 2008



Aldrich - In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather & greatJan 18, 38 - Dec 29, 15 grandfather, Percy, who Our Beloved. The McMullen Family passed away January 11, 1986. This day is remembered and quietly kept. In Loving Memory of No words are needed, Vern Rose We never forget. For those we love Sept 26, 1939Don’t go away Jan 3, 2016 They walk beside us I have lost my soul’s every day. companion, A life linked with my Donald G Robillard Love always wife Kathy own. In loving memory of our and daughters Gerry, And day by day I miss dear dad who went to Jackie, Kitty, Kim and him more, his eternal rest January Families As I walk through life 8, 1997. alone. We hold you close within our hearts, Lovingly remembered And there you will ALGUIRE, Tina In loving memory of our Carole and Family remain. To walk with us through- precious daughter, sister and auntie who passed out our lives, away January 12, 2008. Until we meet again. Beyond the Sunset- It has been nine long and lonely years without our together forevermore. beautiful loved one. We shall never forget. If we could have only one wish, Forever loved by all We would pray for all of us. those happy times with Tina again. We miss her terribly MOORE, G. Ronald – January 8, 2013 every day and always Those whom we love go out of sight will. But never out of mind They are cherished in the hearts Forever and always in Of those they left behind our hearts Loving and kind in all his ways Dad, Mom, Lisa, Darin A twinkle and a smile he had always and nephew Sterling Sincere and true in heart and mind Beautiful memories he left behind! Your loving wife and best friend, Dinie and family LAWRENCE MCMULLEN




GOBEIL, Sylvio (Smokey) - who left us January 15, 2007. You’re not forgotten, Nor ever shall you be, As long as life and memory last, We will remember thee. There is nothing that can take away The love a heart holds true, For each and every day, We will think of you. Dearly missed by wife June, Sons, Michael (Karry), Geoff (Daphne) and Grandchildren Layne, Blake, Brandon & Brooke

Although my leaving caused pain and grief, My going has eased my hurt and given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, Not as I am now but as I used to be. I will remember you all and look on with a smile, Understand in your hearts I’ve only gone to rest awhile. As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you. Say Hi to Mom and give her hugs and kissed from us MOTT, Allan Joseph – November 1956 January 2010. It has been seven years since your life was taken so savagely! Words cannot express how I miss you. Always in my heart Love you, Mom


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Tommy Sullivan – June 24 193 to Jan 14 2012 I feel a warmth around me like your presence is so near, And I close my eyes to visualize your face when you were here, I endure the times we spent together and they are locked inside my heart, For as long as I have those memories we will never be apart, Even though we cannot speak anymore my voice is always there, Because every night before I sleep I have you in my prayer. Coreen, Sharon, Paddy, Maureen, Ricky, Lori and Families



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2x28 Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, But remember me in every tomorrow.

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Always and forever in our hearts, Love from Candi (Kid Jr) and your loving step-dad Paul Xxoo



Sophie Grant

It is very hard to express just how very much I miss you. Your wonderful smile, great laugh, sense of humour and your personality filled the house. We shared so many wonderful times and so much laughter. I have so many treasured memories and will forever be grateful to have had such a wonderful daughter and will always be proud to be Soph’s mum, love forever my darling girl.



MOULTON, Ronald – In loving memory of a dear brother and uncle who passed away January 17, 2012. Treasure him God in your garden of rest, For in the world he was one of the best; To a beautiful life came a sudden end, He died as his lived everyone’s friend. He was always thoughtful and kind, What a wonderful memory he left behind. Always loved and missed by sister Verna, nieces, nephews and families.



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FOR RENT 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX, appliances included. $800/month + utilities, Call 613-312-7437 or 613-312-7320 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2 storey older home in Carp. $1,300 per month plus utilities. Available immediately. 613-839-8733

Cardinal. 900 sq. ft. bungalow. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Fully carpeted. Including all appliances, vac, A/C. Full unBetter Option central furnished basement. Yard. Mortgage Storage shed. Parking for #10969 3+ cars on paved drive1-800-282-1169 way. Pet and smoke free house. Available now. $1,250/month includes utilities. First and last required. Contact Aris Need Money? We are a common sense private 613-297-2549. lender. Four Corners Mortgages, Mike Martel Mort- Prescott - One bedroom, accessible, gage Broker 613-345-5284 wheelchair central location, front and FSCO 12725. rear entrance, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, parkFOR SALE ing. References, first and last required. Pets on approval. $850. all inclusive. 613-925-0720 leave a message

Eliminate High Heating Bills! Dealership Name The Furnace Broker City, 8109 Road 38,State Godfrey, ON Phone Number 613-539-9073 All Classic Edge outdoor wood furnaces adapt easily to new or existing heating systems. It’s important that your outdoor furnace and system be properly sized and installed. See your local dealer for more information.


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Prescott - Second floor apartment with loft bedroom and den. New floors, new eat-in kitchen, central location. References, first and last required. Pets on approval. $810. all inclusive. 613-925-0720 Prescott Rare Opportunity one and two bedroom apartments. Suitable for seniors, well maintained. Appliances, parking included. GK3 Group w w w . g k 3 . c a 613-499-3293.





RENFREW - 1 bedroom apartment. Hardwood floors, large bathroom fully equipped kitchen. First & last. NO PETS. Hydro & heating NOT included. Mature adults only. $ 675.00 month. 613-623-4747 RENFREW: 3 bedroom House, Gas Furnace/central air, all appliances, carport, nice yard, non smokers, no pets, $1000 month plus utilities, first/last/ sec. deposit, for viewing Call 613-432-5954 Available Nov. 1st, 2016

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RENFREW/ DOMINION St 3 bedroom house, fridge, stove, first/last, lease, $900/month plus gas, hydro and water. 613-433-3053

$1,300 + Utilities in Arnprior Available February 1 2017, 2 Story Town, 3 Beds, 1.5 Baths 5 Appliances & Garage Call Jenna at 613-913-2538

INCOME TAX returns. We do Personal and Small Business returns. Starting from $ 45.00. Call Shirley at Burke Bookkeeping Services. 613-432-7179

RENFREW SEMI-BACHELOR APT, 3rd floor, private home, $600/month, electricity and water extra, Call Dr. Ronald Lavinge’s office at 613-432-0242

White Lake, 1017 Point Rd, 1 & + sunroom, ground floor, $675 & $695, renovated, nonsmoking, clean, quiet, secure, parking, fridge, stove, hood fan,, 613-266-4832


McGRIMMON HOLDINGS 1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN RENFREW & COBDEN • Ground floor to 3rd floor units • Mature buildings • Pet friendly • Elevator access • Bachelor units Please call office to set up a viewing McGrimmon Holdings, 914 Gillan Road, Renfrew



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Licensed Renfrew Childcare. Toddler & Preschool Spaces, Nursery School & School Readiness Programs. Full & Part time. More info: or call Child’s Paradise Day Care at 613-432-2627

HELP WANTED DELIVERY ASSISTANT & WAREHOUSE WORKER required. Part time 10-25 hours/week ($12/hr) Must be physically fit to lift and carry furniture, manage on stairs. Load / unload into customers homes. Bondable. Good communication skills, able to take direction and take initiative. Transportation to/from Braeside. To apply call 613-623-4859 You’ll be


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Employment Opportunity Housecleaner wanted in LOCAL INSURANCE Casual Transportation the Ivy Lea area, OFFICE needs Drivers Qualification: Class 613-659-3350 Part Time Help. G or Higher Ontario Drivers Licence Clear Criminal (Renfrew County Area) Record Check and Drivers R.I.B.O. License Abstract A desire to serve is required. our seniors and disabled Hours of Employment: Send Resumes to Coverage for vacation, BOX E c/o holiday, sick time Monday The Renfrew Mercury, to Friday and weekend Renfrew Ontario, coverage Forward ReK7V 2T2 sumes to: Dennis Harrington, Executive Director Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors At Home Program Staff Accountant Inc. Towne Centre Unit A1-106 McGonigal St. W., We are a well established CPA firm located in Arnprior K7S 1M4 Email: Perth with a varied client base including small, dennisharrington@cssa- medium and large corporations, not-for-profit No Phone En- entities and personal tax clients. We are currently quires

Full time licensed Security Guard position available in Renfrew/Haley Station area. Wages start at 11.50/hr. Start date: 13 January 2017. For more information, call us at 613-447-7755 or email us at

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MECHANIC NEEDED Doug’s Automotive Solutions is looking to hire a mechanic to support our expanding business. We are a full service shop and work on all vehicles makes and models. The facilities in our shop are up to date, and we have the latest software and equipment to diagnose and troubleshoot the electronic systems of all major manufactures, domestic or import. We are looking for a mechanic that is comfortable working in a team environment. The mechanics at our shop will discuss service matters with each other to help everyone with their jobs. We are looking for a mechanic with an S and/or T license. We offer a very competitive salary package commensurate with the skill level and experience of the mechanic. We take great pride in providing excellent service to our customers, completing correct repairs in a timely manner. If the mechanic shows good time management and customer service skills, the compensation package will be adjusted accordingly. Of course, good quality work means that the mechanic must be reliable and punctual, which is a hallmark of Doug’s Automotive Solutions. This position starts immediately and includes a signing bonus and benefits package. Please send resume to: or fax to: 613-431-8293






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STEEL BUILDING SALE ...”REALLY BIG SALE IS BACK - EXTRA WINTER DISCOUNT ON NOW!” 20X19 $5,145 25X27 $5,997 28x27 $6,773 30X31 $ 8 , 11 0 3 5 X 3 3 $ 11 , 3 7 6 4 0 X 4 3 $13,978. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-855-212-7036

WANTED FIREARMS WANTED FOR FEBRUARY 25TH, 2017 AUCTION. Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns. As Estate Specialists WE manage sale of registered / unregistered firearms. Contact Paul, Switzer’s Auction: Toll-Free 1-800694-2609, or WA N T E D : O L D T U B E A U D I O EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond Organs, any condition. CALL Toll-Free 1-800-947-0393/519-8532157.

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MANUFACTURER’S SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO James Ross Limited is an international leader in the custom design and fabrication of paper machine cleaning equipment. The company is part of the European based IBS Paper Performance Group. A recent demand for Field Services has created an excellent opening in their Technical Department. Key Qualifications: ; Mechanical Technician/Millwright Certificate with 3 or more year’s field maintenance experience. ; Hands-On problem solving and troubleshooting is essential. ; Capacity to build confidence with our customers – you will be the ‘go-to’ person. ; Maintenance and repair of doctors, showers, oscillators and installation of other paper industry equipment is an asset. (Training provided)

If you have a passion for working with various types of machinery and equipment, open to travel in Canada & the United States (1 or 2 day trips/week and occasionally a 3 day), we want to hear from you. You will be joining a solid company; enjoy a supportive environment, competitive salary and fringe benefits. In the first instance, call or e-mail your résumé to:

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Antique Tag Sale Saturday, January 28th; Sunday, January 29th, starting at 10:00am, 600 Mother Barnes Road, RR#1, Frankville. Antique furniture, lots of china, Pressed Glass, Depression Glass, pictures, silverplate, linen, many items too numerous to mention. From a smoke free home. Good quality items. Cash sales only. Snow, rain or shine. Indoor Tag Sale.

Earn money easily. Looking for “Women” all ages to sell clothing for a reputable clothing brand through home base business. Contact Heather: heathersmith2025@gmail. com

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





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Company Introduction These positions are for Grenville Castings a division of Cosma International. Cosma International, an operating unit of Magna International, one of the world‘s premier global automotive suppliers providing a comprehensive range of body, chassis, and engineering solutions to our customers. Our pioneering technology and creativity allows our customers to ask for solutions that lie beyond what they previously thought was possible. Grenville Castings, specializes in low pressure structural die-casting that designs and builds medium to large aluminum die-cast automotive components. Grenville is proudly committed to manufacture products of the highest quality, reliability and durability for the global automotive market. Through a skilled and dedicated team utilizing World Class Manufacturing methods, Grenville is focused on total customer satisfaction, protection of the environment, employee well-being, and the profitability of our company. Industrial Mechanic Millwrights and Industrial Electricians You will be responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining equipment to required standards, responding to line calls and equipment failures, performing preventative maintenance and assisting with continuous improvement initiatives. Knowledge of (ABB/Fanuc) Robots would be considered an asset.

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Applicants are requested to submit their current cover letter and resume to: Please reference the title of the position that you are applying for. Please note that all resumes will be reviewed, however we cannot personally respond to each applicant. Unfortunately, only those candidates selected for further assessment will be contacted. We thank you in advance for your application.


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Auction Sale Lanark Civitan Hall Saturday, January 14, 2017

Auction 10 a.m.• Viewing 9 a.m.

Terms: Cash or Good Cheque

FOR SALE Reason for selling - transmission failure. Drop sealed bids Marked “Truck” off at Renfrew Hydro by January 31, 2017. Truck can be viewed at Renfrew Hydro, 499 O’Brien Rd. between 8:30am to 4:30pm. CLR730361_0112


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AUCTION SUN, JAN. 15, 2017 10 AM SHARP! TO BE HELD @ MARSHALL’S AUCTION HOUSE 2913 CTY RD 21 SPENCERVILLE This sale features a whole house full of as new modern furniture, accents, large Group of Seven prints, a shop full of as new tools, upright compressor, Craftsman 27”, Fiskars propane weed trimmer, 9 hp snow blower, Craftsman 22 hp lawn tractor both as new & much more! Auctioneer’s Note: It’s a pleasure to call this sale with such good merchandise, something for everyone, see you there! For a more detailed list w/ photos go to Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged articles, accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard Photo I.D. As Is. No Buyers Premium All announcements day of sale takes precedence over all printed matter. To book your sale call CLS470187_0105

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SUN., JAN 22, 2017 @ 10 AM SHARP! TO BE HELD @ MARSHALL’S AUCTION HOUSE 2913 CTY. RD. 21 SPENCERVILLE This Auction features a good variety of collectibles such as a stamp & sport card collection, comics, antiques, furniture & much more! Auctioneer’s Note: A wide variety of items for different interests, you never know what we’ll find! For a detailed list w/photos go to Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged articles, Accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash or Chq w/ Photo I.D. As Is. No Buyers Premium All announcements day of sale takes precedence over all printed matter. To book your sale call:

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Auctioneer: Jim Beere



Lanark, ON

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Saturday, January 21 at 9:30 a.m. To be held at our facility 15093 Cty Rd 18, East of Osnabruck Centre From Hwy 401 take Ingleside Exit #770 Dickinson Dr., travel North approx. 1-1/2 km to Osnabruck Centre, turn East onto Cty. Rd 18 travel ½ km. Watch for signs! Marcel & Victor have sold their property and are relocating and downsizing, in the process liquidating their personal collection as well as a large quantity of antique and accent pieces that have been a part of their B&B. This is an excellent representation of quality items that have been selected from several prominent estates over the last three decades with the emphasis mainly on Eastern Ontario. For detailed listing and pictures visit Owner & Auctioneer Not Responsible For Loss Or Accident Note: We are now back indoors for the fall and winter months. Call for upcoming dates or to consign (quality items only –no junk). Believe it or not, we are already booking spring on-site farm, real estate, and general estate auctions. Be sure to call and book early to be assured your desired date. The most successful spring auction is planned, promoted and prepared for during the winter. Prop: Marcel & Victor of The Village Antiques & Tea Room, Williamsburg Terms: Cash or Good Cheque with Proper I.D. Auction Conducted By Peter Ross Auction Services Ltd. Ingleside, ON 613-537-8862






Upcoming Waterfront Real Estate Auction Friday Jan 13 - 4 pm to 7 pm *** Saturday Jan 14 - 1 pm to 4 pm & Sunday Jan 15 - 1 pm to 4 pm

Real estate will be sold by LIVE Public Auction Saturday January 28 @ 1 pm - 36 King Street, Richmond, Ontario NO BUYERS PREMIUM ON THE REAL ESTATE ! 3.5 acres of beautiful picturesque property with 450 feet of frontage on the Jock River. Property is fully fenced with many groomed and maturing hardwood and evergreen trees. 3 bedroom home, 1.5 baths, main floor laundry room (Stainless Steel Washer & Dryer sold with property), newly renovated kitchen (stainless steel Fridge & Stove sold with property), spacious dining room and living room. This property is located on a quiet cul de sac in the centre of historic Richmond, Ontario just minutes to Ottawa! Large 2-Storey workshop, INGROUND POOL, fully fenced backyard, 200 amp service. Drilled well on town sewage, Natural Gas


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Renfrew legion hands out Remembrance Day contest awards Each year, in September, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148 Renfrew invites and encourages students in Renfrew and surrounding area to participate in the annual Remembrance contest, by way of poster, essay or poem. “The Legion’s primary goal of this contest is to foster the tradition of remembrance amongst young Canadians and have students become aware of the great sacrifices made by men and women during the World Wars,” said youth chair Ella Box. This year, eight schools in the Renfrew area participated in the contest. The branch received 209 posters and 63 poems and essays for a total of 272 entries for the branch level of judging, said Box. “We thank to all students for taking part in this important contest, thanks to your teachers Submitted and parents for their support and encourage- Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148 Renfrew handed out its Remembrance Day contest awards at an event in December. ment,” said Box. All first place winners in each category were Grade 8, RCIS Junior black and white poster: first – Rebecca lory Gale, Grade 9, St. Joseph’s Catholic High RCI sent to Zone level for judging. Intermediate essay: first – Christopher CayLi, Grade 4, Our Lady of Fatima (OLF); sec- School (SJHS); second – Alexandra Lennox, Grade 7, STA; third – Holly Mooney, Grade 8, en, Grade 8, RCIS; second – Holly Eady, Grade WINNERS ond - Tal Stevenson, Grade 6, Queen Elizabeth 8, RCIS; third – Wyatt Campbell Brunke, Grade Senior black and white poster: first - Lauren Public School (QEPS); third - Finley Fletcher, RCI Junior colour poster: first – Abbi Peer, Grade 7, RCIS Campbell Brunke, Grade 11, Renfrew Colle- Grade 5, St. Thomas the Apostle (STA) Junior essay: first – Tal Stevenson, Grade 6, giate Institute (RCI) Primary black and white poster: first – Mar- 6, Admaston Public School (APS); second – Intermediate black and white poster: first shall Fletcher, Grade 3, St. Joseph’s Calabogie; Alexander Wright – Grade 5, Central Public QEPS; second – Alexandra Wright, Grade 5, - Opal Harte, Grade 8, Renfrew Collegiate In- second – Ruby Cameron, Grade 3, St. Joseph’s School (CPS); third – Tiara Guyea, Grade 6, CPS; third – Nolan McIntyre, Grade 4, APS Senior poems: first – Khaled Alsaadi, Grade termediate School (RCIS); second - Gabriella Calabogie; third – Mason Halk, Grade 2, STA OLF Primary colour poster: first – Patrick Van 12, RCI; second – Katie Schutt, Grade 11, RCI Delarge, Grade 8 (RCIS); third - Holly Eady, Intermediate colour poster: first – MalLindenberg, Grade 2, APS; second – Mathew Intermediate poems: first – Raya Ryan, Grade Wright, Grade 3, APS; third: Cheline Collier, 8, RCIS; second – Gabriella Delarge, Grade 8, Grade 3, St. Joseph’s Calabogie RCIS, third – Brody Vincent, Grade 8, RCIS Kindergarten winners were Wylie Cameron Junior poems – first – Jayden Collier, Grade and Cameron St. Michael of St. Joseph’s Cala- 6, St. Joseph’s Calabogie; second – Isabella bogie Kelly, grade 5, APS; and third – Isaac Stewart, Senior essay: first – Kordell Walsh, Grade 12, Grade 6, QEPS.

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148 Renfrew second vice-president/honours and awards chair Cheryl Babcock and president Greg Walbeck present the Ladies Auxiliary with the Legionnaire of the Year Award. From left are Cheryl Fraser, Babcock, Sue Fleming, Walbeck, Marilyn Lafont, Irene Rosebrugh, Lois Murphy, Rose Lafont and Kelly Warren.

RCL ladies celebrate 70 years The Ladies Auxiliary to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148 Renfrew celebrates their 70th anniversary in 2016. Their existence came after two unsuccessful attempts and grew from a $50 investment from the branch. Over the years, many women have dedicated themselves to sustaining the group and selflessly giving of their time. These members, seen in blue and grey uniforms meticulously carry out duties at parades, dinner, special events and functions. Branch 148 received communication in 1936 concerning the formation of the Ladies Auxiliary and on Nov. 11, 1944, Charlotte Whitton, the speaker at the cenotaph, emphasized the need for a Ladies Auxiliary to the branch. It was not until 1945 when a list with 27 names was approved at the branch general meeting along with a motion to donate $50 to start the Ladies Auxiliary. Years later, Comrade Garfield Richardson said “that $50 was the best investment our branch has ever made” and this has been evident throughout their seventy year presence in Renfrew. The Ladies Auxiliary raises money through catering banquets and lunches and  are able to support national, provincial and local initiatives through monetary donations. They support the

bursary program, the charitable foundation, Adopt a Veteran Program, the Homeless Veterans Fund, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148, Renfrew Hospice, Renfrew Victoria Hospital, local high school bursaries, Boy Scouts and a plethora of other worthy causes, groups and events. Currently, the Ladies Auxiliary is made up of  65 members and eight life members (Idena Durocher, Mabel Eady, Betty Belanger, Patricia Griese, Emily Harper, Lois Murphy, Julia Fawcett and Irene Rosebrugh). Four of the members have over 60 years of service, including Mabel Eady (65), Pat Griese (64), Idena Durocher (63) and Ruth Purdy (61). Members with over 50 years of service include Jeanette Holmes (55), Claudette Lockwood (53), Betty Belanger (52), Lyla Gilchrist (52), Emily Harper (51), Ann Hisko (50), Monique Stubinski (50) and Irene Rosebrugh (50). This year, the branch presented the Ladies Auxiliary with a coveted award – the Legionnaire of the Year  Award. The award was presented to group at the recent Remembrance Day dinner. A fitting award after all they have done over the years and all they continue to do each and every month in Renfrew.


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29. City in India 35. Went jogging 36. What thespians do 37. One and only 38. Largest English dictionary (abbr.) 40. Obstructs from a course 41. Prophets 42. Prefix meaning on or above 43. Got up 44. Drenched 45. N.Y. State capital 47. Sampled 48. Tending to an end 49. Architectural recess 52. Undergarments 53. Ethnic group in China 54. Reactive structure 55. Greek portico

This week’s puzzle answers in next week’s issue

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Wishful thinking won’t get you ahead, Aries. But hard work will. Don’t shy away from an opportunity that comes your way, even if it seems less promising at first glance. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you find yourself in a leadership role this week and are asked to make a lot of decisions. Wield your power carefully as others are watching you intently. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, a few variables are thrown into the mix once you think you have everything figured out. You will show your ability to problem-solve if you can handle the task. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, patience is required when a difficult situation presents itself. Resist the temptation to act before you get a full grasp of the situation and what you should do. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Someone close to you puts their faith in your ability to get a job done, Leo. Here’s How It Works: This week devote all of your effort to completing this work, and it will only enhance your résumé. Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric Virgo, it may be in your best interest to remain out of the spotlight at clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! the next social gathering. Afford others the chance to be the center of attention. 46 The Renfrew Mercury - Thursday, January 12, 2017

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 It is easy to make promises and then not follow through with your intentions, Libra. But that is not the way you operate. If you say you will do something, you will. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Opportunities to travel present themselves in the near future, Scorpio. Pack your bags and be ready to depart at a moment’s notice. You can certainly use some time away. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, assess a situation before sharing your opinions with others. The surface details don’t tell the whole story, so wait until you can get a full handle on things. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Many positive things are on the horizon, Capricorn. You just have to get through a few rough patches before it is smooth sailing. Pisces is a pivotal player. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, resist the temptation to take the easy way out and challenge yourself this week. Who knows what strength you can find within yourself if you try new things? PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, put your suspicions to rest as no one is trying to hide anything. This person has shown all of his or her cards. Offer help if they need it. 0112

Local 613-432-6689, Fax: 613-224-3330,E-mail: Localevents eventsand andhappenings happeningsover overthe thecoming comingweeks weeks— —free freeto tonon-profit non-profitorganizations organizations Fax: Soup Kitchen as usual on the last Wednesday JANUARY 17, 24, 31 of the month. We are sorry for any inconve- Gospel meetings at the Ma-Te-Way Activity nience. Centre, second floor, every Tuesday night in January from 8 to 9 p.m. Everyone welcome for more information call: 613-432-4953. JANUARY 12 The Golden Age Activity Centre will be hosting an information session at 1 p.m. on JANUARY 3 TO MARCH 10 JANUARY 17 Better Knees, Hips & Back Exercise Class. Part Depression presented by the Renfrew County All About Me – A Journey in Self-Awareness. Geriatric Day Hospital. Plan to attend, bring Drop in to Employment Networks or call 613of the Ontario Sport and Recreation Coma friend or loved one who may benefit from 432-3424 to register for our free Self Awaremunities Fund grant. Monday 12:45 to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday 10:30 this information. ness info session from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. to 11:15 a.m., Thurs. 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. at Renfrew Recreation Centre (67 Argyle St. S) Euchre at the Horton Community Centre Country Dance with Greenwood Country 1005 Castleford Rd. at 7 p.m. cost is $4.00 at the Horton Community Centre, 1005 Caseach, light lunch included. tleford Rd. from 8 p.m. to midnight, tickets JANUARY 3 TO MARCH 10 cost: $10. Golden Oldies Mornings. Strap on your blue suede shoes and walk the line to Step N Back JANUARY 13 Diner (240 Hall Ave E)to start your Tuesdays Jan Roberts will be performing at the Golden JANUARY 18 with a great breakfast + easy, fun, seated Age Activity Centre at 1 p.m. Lunch at noon You don’t get a second chance to make a stretches to 50’s & 60’s Rock n Roll! Tuesday is grilled cheese for $4. Plan to attend and good first impression! Drop in to Employ8 to 8:30 a.m. Part of the Ontario Sport and enjoy the day with friends ment Networks or call 613-432-3424 to Recreation Communities Fund grant. register for our free Ace the Interview info session from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. JANUARY 14 JANUARY 3 TO MARCH 10 Sterling Chapter #307 OES Renfrew invites Northern Lights Seniors will be starting the you to Dine With The Captain roast beef Hot Flash Femmes Designed for women 40+ New Year with some new executive memdinner at 5:30 p.m., cost is $15 everyone to enjoy moving while not being “an exerbers. Our meeting starts at 1 p.m. at the welcome at 340 Raglan Street S. Renfrew, cise class”. Thursdays 4:45-5:45 at Renfrew Recreation Centre (67 Argyle St S) Part of the third floor, banquet hall (Elevator) For tickets Lions Hall, Hwy #41, Griffith. Short business contact: Sandra Miller: 613-433-3111 or Bev- meeting followed by some board games this Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities month. erly Powell: 613-432-9577 Fund grant.

teams of four to six players and $20 per player. Cash prize for winning team and bragging rights. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $10 admission (cost included for trivia fee for players) Riley New Band. Light lunch will be served. Contact 613401-6757.


Increase your chances of finding meaningful employment quickly. Drop in to Employment Networks or call 613432-3424 to register for our free Career Exploration info session from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

The deadline for submissions is noon Friday. The Mercury community calendar is a free service for not-for-profit groups. Include a daytime contact name and phone number for clarification. No posters, please.

Square Dancing Come by yourself or with a partner. No experience required, beginners will be given lessons and instruction. Thursdays 5 to 6 p.m. (Free with donation to Food Bank) Ma-te-way Activity Centre *2nd Floor Hall* (Ma-te-way Dr). Part of the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund grant.

JANUARY 3 TO MARCH 10 Learn To Pole Walk (9 to 10 a.m.) Certified Instruction teaching you how Nordic Pole Walking can help improve your walking stamina, balance, strength and posture. No previous experience required. Intermediate/ Advanced Pole Walking (10 to 11 a.m.) Mate-way Activity Centre. Part of the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund grant.

JANUARY 3 TO MARCH 10 Snowshoeing. Explore more of the beautiful outdoors by learning to use snow shoes at Ma-te-way Park. Mondays 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Ma-te-way Park (Meet in large Parking Lot) Part of the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund grant.

JANUARY 10 Pickle ball starts on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. cost is $30 per person or a $50 pass for 18 sessions. Come try something new.

JANUARY 11 There will be no Community Soup Kitchen this month, Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Our Lady of Fatima church, unfortunately. St. Paul’s Anglican church will have their Community

Children’s hockey will start at 11 a.m. at the Horton outdoor ice rink at 1005 Castleford Rd. Please meet in the Community Centre. It’s not too late to register! $100 per child. Ages 5-9 and 10-14 for 10 weeks, January 14 to March 18. Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Full Hockey equipment required.

JANUARY 19 Smart Serve Certification. Drop in to Employment Networks or call 613-432-3424 to register for our Smart Serve session from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Spaghetti dinner with entertainment will be held at Burnstown United Church from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Eat and Sing Along (just not at same time) Wayne Dunham of Ottawa will entertain with popular tunes. A variety of spaghetti sauces, even vegetarian, with bun, salad, beverage and dessert. $12 per adult, $6 for 6-12, free for five and under. Takeout is available. For further information call 613-4333389. Robbie Burns Celebration at the Eganville Legion Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $30 each, Conway’s Pharmacy Eganville/Cobden, Eganville Legion, or reserve with Guy Jamieson 628-2234. Purchase by Jan. 16. The Anishaanabe Cultural Circle will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 464 Isabella Street in Pembroke. Everyone is welcome to come out and learn the native teachings. Our subject will be the Grandmother Facebook Anishaanabe cultural Circle.

JANUARY 22 Silver Senior Euchre at Renfrew Legion at 1 p.m., light lunch, everyone welcome.


The Golden Age Activity Centre is pleased to offer a sesRenfrew Silver Seniors noon hour luncheon sion on Winter Safety at 1 p.m. presented by the Renfrew at the Renfrew Legion cost $5, entertainCounty Geriatric Day Hospital. Come and be informed. The Horton Rink will open at 1 p.m. – weath- ment by Limited Edition. Membership $5 per Call 613-431-8289 for information. er permitting. Please check the Township year now due. website or Facebook regularly for updates JANUARY 25 and changes. JANUARY 20 TICKET DEADLINE Learn how to communicate effectively at our free Savvy Renfrew County Junior Farmers are having a Communication info session 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call banquet to celebrate over 100 years of junior Employment Networks 613-432-3424 or drop in to register. JANUARY 15 Renfrew Silver Seniors Ham and Beans Games farming in Renfrew County at the Cobden Agricultural Hall 43 Astrolabe Rd, Cobden, Robbie Burns’s Day celebrations will be taking place at Day at the Renfrew Legion, starts 1 p.m. on Jan. 28 Cocktails 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 the Golden Age Activity Centre beginning at 12:30 p.m. sharp, cost $7. p.m., dance 9 p.m. All current and alumni with the piping in of the haggis. Limited tickets available members are welcome to join us for a night Daca breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. serving of reminiscing and celebration. Tickets are: potato pancakes, scrambled eggs, fried bologna, and baked beans with a homemade $30 for dinner and dance $10 at the door for dance. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday tea biscuit and beverages. Cost adults $7 and kids under 12-$5. More information call Jan. 20. Tickets are available: From any current Renfrew County Junior Farmer member Susan 433-9050. Held at the Daca Center in by phone: Meredith at 613-602-1619 or Dacre. FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 TO THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017 Wednesdays at the Cobden Agricultural Hall PG between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. JANUARY 16 7:30 PM NIGHTLY Remember Terry Newcombe’s last presentation on extending the growing season? We JANUARY 20 PG are pleased to welcome him back to share his The Golden Age Activity Centre will be hav7:30 PM NIGHTLY experiences about organic farming on an is- ing a spaghetti lunch at noon for $6. Enterland volcano in Nicaragua. A member of the tainment at 1 p.m. will be by Jim & Willy. A MATINEES 334 Raglan St. S. Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society, he great day to get out and have some fun. For 613.432.0866 PG brings a wealth of information about natural information call: 613-431-8289. 1:30 MATINEES SAT & SUN growing techniques. Come join us to hear PG about his challenges and surprises farming in JANUARY 21 1:30 MATINEES SAT & SUN Nicaragua at 7 p.m. at the Eganville Legion. Fundraiser for Teddy Weiss Think and Drink Everyone (ages 12+) welcome. Trivia at the RCAF Wing from 6 to 8:30 p.m. (first trivia question asked at 6:30 p.m.) with Visit us at The Renfrew Mercury - Thursday, January 12, 2017 47







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