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Don’t miss the Feb. 18 Castleford Ice Fishing Derby, which is part of the fishing-full weekend across the Province of Ontario. – Page 26 –


Thursday, February 16, 2012 • 44 pages

Decision-time in Pembroke Superior Court Justice Ray to determine sentence for Dugald Jamieson after May 2010 death of Renfrew resident Carol-Anne Brunet. STEVE NEWMAN

There was no shortage of activities during the Dacre and Douglas Frosty Fun carnivals last weekend. – Pages 11, 28, 29 –


The Calabogie Adaptive Skiing program attracted 26 clients and 28 support staff for Community Living Renfrew County South’s annual trip to Calabogie Peaks. – Page 33 –

Dugald Jamieson learns Tuesday in Pembroke Superior Court the length of the jail term he’ll receive after pleading guilty to manslaughter following the May 2010 death of Renfrew resident Carol-Anne Brunet. The sentencing hearing before Justice Timothy Ray took place Monday and Tuesday in the Pembroke court. Case law supporting the arguments of Assistant Crown Attorney Peter Hageraats and defence co-counsel Richard Morris and Victoria Legris were delivered Monday and Tuesday respectively. Jamieson, who was living in Renfrew, has been imprisoned since Brunet’s death in her own Hall Avenue apartment in Renfrew. Jamieson was described as a callous, insensitive individual who regularly mistreated and abused Brunet, despite orders of probation to keep his distance from her after a history of abuse. Hageraats extensively documented his history of criminal and violent behaviour. Co-defence counsel Morris, on the other hand, has painted a somewhat different picture of Jamieson, 49, who stood quietly watching the proceedings, between a thick pane of clear glass at his back and the lawyers a few feet in front of him. The Crown Attorney’s office is seeking 12 to 15 years in jail time. Defence counsel is asking for seven years, with credit for the 632 days already served. Morris noted normal sentences for aggravated domestic manslaughter run eight to 12 years. The only witness in the two-day hearing was Ottawa Hospital forensic pathologist Dr. Christopher Milroy. He was on the stand for more than an hour answering questions and describing how Brunet, 54, died of peritonitis, an inflammation of the bowel that allowed her to walk around, although in some discomfort, for more than a day after receiving a six-inch gash in her stomach during a scuffle with Jamieson. Typically, people suffering from peritonitis do not die because they receive medical attention in ample time, said Dr. Milroy. Testimony by various witnesses suggested that she and Jamieson did not appear to know how potentially fatal the kitchen knife could be. The most emotional segment of the two-day sentencing hearing involved the victim impact statements. The statements by Brunet’s son, Tyler, and Brunet’s sister, Debbie Davidson, were read by Hageraats. See MANSLAUGHTER, Page 7

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THE LAST POUR Workers at H. Imbleau and Son, the foundry in downtown Renfrew, participated last Friday in the final molten-iron pour by the company that has been family-owned for more than 140 years. The founder was Luc Imbleau, who was born in France, but came to Trois Rivieres and later to Renfrew to succeed in the business world. Staff have spent the last few days tidying up shop. These workers, from left, are Scott McCagg and Adam Warren. For story and more photos, see Page 18.

The strength of memories, with Mary Cook PETER CLARK

She had them rolling in laughter at times. And yes, they may also have shed a tear or two. Well-known and popular Ottawa Valley author, story teller and columnist Mary Cook spoke on memories at the Renfrew and

District Christian School’s annual fundraising dinner in the Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church hall Friday evening. More than 200 people took in the fundraising event that included dinner and a silent auction. Cook reminisced about old times and what memories bring.

She enjoyed dinner at the banquet sitting next to Joe and Christina Brisco. “They live and own the farm in Northcote that I grew up in,� Cook noted. “I go back to that little log house in Northcote. I can see it in my mind’s eye to this very day,� she told her audience. See CHRISTIAN, Page 4












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More volunteer firefighters would be welcome PETER CLARK

The Renfrew Fire Department currently has 11 volunteer fire fighters. Fire chief Guy Longtin noted that the previous training sessions drew just eight applicants. Six tested successfully, but only two were hired. Two applicants were from out of town, and two others worked out of town, thus none of the four would be unavailable in the case of a fire. Chief Longtin said he can only be sure of four of the current volunteers showing up in the case of a daytime fire. Others have jobs they can’t leave, Longton said, adding, the departmen really require 15 volunteers.

“The 11 that we do have are very dedicated. Most are there because they do want to volunteer,” he said. They get some financial benefits annually, in the $1,500 to $2,500 range, and the training and gear are provided. “It’s a good way to get your foot in the door if you want to become a full-time fire fighter down the road,” the fire chief added. “Unfortunately, some of them go to other (fire) departments.” Mayor Bill Ringrose asked that the fire committee work on ways to get more volunteers. He agreed with Coun. Gail Cole who suggested they speak to employers of volunteer fire fighters to possibly allow them to leave in the case of a fire call.

Hike for Hospice gets another go-ahead from council PETER CLARK

Hospice Renfrew’s sixth annual Hike for Hospice is a go for Sunday, May 6. Council answered the Hike for Hospice committee’s letter with a green light Monday night. In her letter, Hike for Hospice chair Connie Legg noted that the route will be the same as last year, starting with registration and kick-off at Stewart Park, or neighbouring Renfrew Presbyterian


Peter Whalen, left, and Tim Hill, centre, were officially introduced as Renfrew Fire DeChurch should it be raining. partment captains at the Renfrew Town Council meeting Monday evening. They are conThe route will go down the Millennium gratulated by fire chief Guy Longtin. Trail to Ma-Te-Way, and back to Stewart Park. On the return portion, people have the option of coming back on the MillenDr. Patrick Heagney nium Trail, or hiking through Ma-TeDr. Luu Nguyen Way Park to Opeongo Road and travelling back along Opeongo to the Kirk Hall parkFamily Dentist ing lot. 160 William St. W., Arnprior 613-623-6880 The event will again run from 1 to 4:30 p.m. All funds raised remain in the community to support the services provided WE WELCOME NEW PATIENTS & EMERGENCIES at Hospice Renfrew.

Gaps in school-guard crossing coverage A concern brought to clerk Kim Bulmer in discussions with the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board is the staggered bells system, implemented in 2009, has created some coverage gaps in the program. The crossing at the intersection of Raglan/Hall and the start of Veterans’ Memorial Boulevard previously served by Queen Elizabeth and St. Thomas schools. Since staggered bells be-

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gan, the crossing has only effectively been aligned with the bell times of Queen Elizabeth, Bulmer was informed. The RCCDSB is the only board that funds the crossing guard program, and will receive an appropriate adjustment to its annual billing. Additional crossing guard coverage that may be required will directly increase the town’s budget for this municipallyprovided service.

Bulmer will speak further with the board on the issue after viewing statistical data showing the number of students using the crossing during morning, noon and after-school hours.

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LEAVOY PROPERTY Horton council has passed the rezoning of property belonging to the George Leavoy estate from rural to commercial. The five-acre parcel of land is being sold so it can become the new home for Castleford Excavating. The business’s previous location is nearby on River Road, between Gagan Lane and Leavoy Lane. The Leavoy property is part of a larger section of about 120 acres that is naturally severed by the adjacent railway bed.





It’s not what the Renfrew Industrial Commission had committed to the local physician-recruitment campaign, but it’s still a lot of money. In a reiteration of its support for the doctor recruitment campaign led by the Renfrew and Area Health Service’s Village, Renfrew Industrial Commission executive director Dave Lemkay notified the health services village last week that RIC will commit $900,000 to recruiting doctors to the area. In a news release yesterday, Lemkay said the commission “commends the Health Services Village for its successes to date and trusts that this contribution will assist further constructive progress in its effort at physician recruitment in our community.” With the recent hiring of Dr. Susan Krajewski, as the general surgeon at Renfrew Victoria Hospital, the recruitment campaign has netted six of the 14 doctors the Village hopes to bring to the area over a 10-year period that began in 2010. Enticements for physicians coming to the area include $25,000 over each of the doctor’s first six year, upon signing. This

includes financial commitments from Renfrew, and the townships of Greater Madawaska, Horton and AdmastonBromley. “We’re prepared to go $900,000 so we can honour that commitment,” to help bring doctors to the area, said Lemkay. He said the commission’s resources “are not infinite,” but rather directed to serving as a support for existing businesses and to attract new businesses. Lemkay acknowledged that discussions with a notable international business could result in a significant announcement this spring. “RIC’s mainstay activities have always been, and continue to be focused on supporting the business and industrial climate in the town and working to grow the platform to attract new industry,” said Lemkay. “In that vein, RIC is in negotiations with two international companies that are looking seriously at locating new operations in Renfrew. Much of the preliminary work, to have serious discussions with such prospects, has been done over the course of this past year. “Of course, these events happen behind the scenes, but we’re excited with the progress that’s been made … an important element of attracting manufac-

turing companies to consider locating in our area is the preparatory work required to set that stage. This sort of ac-

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NOTICE FOR PUBLIC MEETING RE CHANGES TO FEES AND CHARGES A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Horton Council Chambers 2253 Johnston Road, RR#5 Renfrew, Ontario to consider a recommendation of the Finance Committee that Council enact a new Fees and Charges By-law. A copy of the proposed by-law is available for review at the Municipal Office during regular Office Hours. Mackie J. McLaren CAO/Clerk

More than $90,000 in council remuneration, expenses last year

Remuneration and expenses for Horton council members exceeded $90,000 in 2011. The finance manager’s statement of remuneration and expenses, which was released at the Feb. 7 meeting of Horton council, shows Mayor Don Eady receiving $21,076.84 in remuneration and benefits. With an additional $2,888.54 in mileage for conferences and other council business, Eady received a total of $23,964.38. Eady noted his conference expenses were higher than normal, partly because he used his credit card to pay expenses of three council members (including himself) during last fall’s waste management tour to the Barrie area. In 2011, Coun. Bob Kingsbury received $18,655.29 in total remuneration and expenses, including $1,488 in mileage. Coun. Jamey Larone received a total of $18,637.01, with $825.37 in mileage and $17,811.64 in remuneration and benefits. Coun. Margaret White received $14,718.52 in total payments. Her mileage expenses amounted to $1,244.97; her remuneration and benefits to $13,473.55.

Coun. Glen Campbell’s total remuneration and benefits reached $14,144.95. He had the second-highest payout for mileage, of $1,985.28, while his remuneration and benefits amounted to $12,159.67. Horton passed a remuneration bylaw in September 2010 that bumped annual salaries up to $7,000 for councillors and $11,000 for the mayor. The bylaw was recommended by the township’s remuneration committee. There is no extra remuneration for the month’s first two meetings for each council member. For subsequent meetings each month, no payment is made for meetings lasting less than 30 minutes. Payment is $50 for meetings lasting less than two hours; $70 for meetings of two to four hours; and $140 for meetings lasting more than four hours. Mileage is paid at the same level as county councillors. Using the rate established by the federal Treasury Board, the rate recently jumped from 52 to 53 cents per kilometre. Horton’s total payment for council members’ remuneration and expenses in 2012 was $90,121.15.

Horton taxes in arrears improving STEVE NEWMAN

Horton Township continues to face an unsatisfactory level of taxes in arrears, but the amount is much improved from a year ago. On Jan. 31, 2011, the township’s total taxes in arrears stood at $484,375.63. Over the past year, ratepayers have whittled that down by more than $100,000, to $379,691.78. “It’s improved tax flow. We still have a way to go, but there is progression,” said Horton finance manager Jennifer Barr. “Oh, it’s still a concern,” said Horton chief administrative officer Mackie McLaren while noting the improved rate of payment of owed taxes in the past year. “We’d like to have taxes in arrears at zero, because we have to pay school board and county taxes when they’re due (quarterly). So we’re carrying those payments.” When the township has high taxes in arrears, it must access its own reserves and borrow on its own line of credit to

facilitate township operations. Recent payments have been made by Horton ratepayers in lump sums and/or with payment plans. This month, the township has 20 letters going out to ratepayers who face potential tax sale proceedings. This means their property could be sold if they don’t start to pay owed taxes. The current total of taxes in arrears of $379,691 involves about 180 ratepayers. In Horton there are about 1,300 households, but multiple-property ownership bumps the number of property tax bills to 2,000. Two years ago, Horton’s taxes in arrears were similar, at $378,941.17, but still well above the Jan. 31, 2009 amount of $166,948 plus interest charges. The current taxes in arrears consist of $216,618 for 2011, $78,191 for 2010, and $52,241 for 2009 or earlier. Horton’s oldest owed tax bills date back to 2007. The remaining amount of $32,640 is interest penalties, based on a charge of 1.25 per cent per month. Horton’s portion of the tax levy last year was $1.4 million.

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tivity is what makes up the mission and main activities of RIC and it’s with this focus that the corporation operates.”

The family physicians who belong to the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team are moving from their current offices into a single clinic location at 95 Spring Street (the renovated first floor of the former Fairview Manor building). The physicians moving are Dr. Heather Abramenko, Dr. William Blaine, Dr. Christiane Deschenes, Dr. Mike Dolan, Dr. Franz Ferraris, Dr. Melissa Forbes, Dr. Ursula McGarry, Dr. Graeme McKillop, Dr. Jody Murray, Dr. Anne Oldfield, and Dr. Cecil Rytwinski. The office moves will begin in late February 2012 and continue over a period of at least five weeks. Once each physician’s move is complete, patients will see their physician at 95 Spring Street, not at that physician’s former office. During the relocation period, your physician’s office will contact you in advance of a scheduled appointment to confirm the appointment location. For current information about the status of each physician’s move, please visit or, after February 21, 2012, call 613-256-9370. Thank you for your patience during our move.

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able to get back to the school by 5 o’clock when (teacher) Mrs. Crosby leaves,” Cook’s mother said. “I walked 14 miles that day, all for that chalk,” Cook said amidst laughter. “A lesson learned.” Cook noted that she and her husband Wally will be married 60 years in June. “We were married when I was 12,” she said to a laughing crowd. She credited their longevity with going out for dinner twice a week. “I went on Tuesday and he went on Friday.” Cook wrapped up her talk with final memories of Audrey, her older sister. Audrey spent her final days in a home, and one day before departing for a show on CBC radio, Mary stopped in to see her. Audrey was just sitting there, staring up at a corner. In an effort to get her attention, Mary reminisced to her about their childhood, the old log house, the parties, school – everything. “I finally said, ‘Audrey, I am your little sister, Mary.’” With that, Audrey turned and gave Mary a big hug. Early the next morning, Mary received a phone call telling her that Audrey had passed away. While it was a tough time, Mary had the satisfaction in that last visit of “always being reunited with my beloved sister.” “Memories take us to another place in another time.”

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NOTICE The first installment of the 2012 Interim Tax bill (all properties) is due Wednesday, February 29th, 2012. Payments can be made at the following locations: Municipal Office, PO Box 40, 44 Main Street, Cobden ON K0J 1K0 (Night Deposit box available at entrance) Bank of Nova Scotia – Cobden, Beachburg and Pembroke Branches – Please note that payments made at the bank may take up to five business days for processing. Arrangements have also been made with all major banks for telebanking. We also accept post-dated cheques and Debit Cards. Cheques should be made payable to the Township of Whitewater Region. The Township also offers pre-authorized payment plans for the due dates or monthly payments. If any further information is required, please contact the Municipal Office at 613-646-2282.

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Continued from front page “Saturday night, there were the house parties. No invitations. They just came,” she said. “I remember friends that I made at school,” Cook said. “Joyce Francis is still my friend. She lives in Oshawa. We still connect once or twice a week.” “We had an old pine table. My sister Audrey and I would flip through the Eaton’s catalogue. Could you imagine kids today, flipping through the pages of an Eaton’s catalogue? When the new catalogue came in, the pages of the old were made useful in the back house she added with a grin. Cook spoke of a deal her father Mary Cook in her element, at the mi- made with a neighbour on a handshake. The neighbour needed gravel, crophone. and, in return, the Cooks got their first car. “People of the (19)’30s were Canada’s true pioneer’s,” Cook observed. “There was no government help. It was the sweat off your brow, an honest day’s work. “What’s a handshake worth in 2012?” she added. Cook told the gathering of “a tough lesson learned.” Her school got coloured chalk for the first time. When she got home, Mary proudly showed her mother four pieces of the chalk. Mary said the school had so much chalk, the four pieces would never Pianist Keith Eady sang and played at be missed. “If you leave now, you should be the Christian school fundraiser.


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Distracted driving victim’s family helps OPP reach out to Ontario drivers The Ontario Provincial Police is warning drivers about the “no excuses, no exceptions” approach they’re taking as they target distracted drivers this week. During the Distracted Driving campaign from Feb. 13 to 19, the OPP is conducting highly-visible enforcement of distracted driving laws. It’s a move intended to protect drivers, their passengers and other roads users from the needless loss of life on Ontario’s roads The OPP is also warning drivers that any activity that takes your attention away from driving is dangerous. This isn’t just about using a phone or texting while driving. Even day dreaming can create a situation where the driver misses something important which results in a bad decision behind the wheel. “We’re only five weeks into the new year and eight people have died

OPP seeks help with Arnprior hit-and-run Arnprior OPP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle which was involved in a hit-and-run collision which has left a 56-yearold female pedestrian with serious head injuries. Around 7:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, two pedestrians were walking southbound on McNab Street near the Nylene plant. The female pedestrian was struck from behind and knocked to the ground. The suspect vehicle made no attempt to stop and fled the scene southbound on McNab Street. Police are looking for what is believed to be a smaller, older model red pickup truck, which may have sustained damage to the front passenger side as a result of the collision. The victim was taken by paramedics to the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital and later transferred to the Ottawa Hospital with serious head injuries. The suspect vehicle was seen driving erratically on McNab Street in Arnprior prior to striking the pedestrians and fleeing the scene. Anyone with information to on this vehicle or collision is asked to contact the Arnprior OPP at 613-623-3131 or 1-888-3101122. Const. Drew Dunfield is leading the investigation.

already in distraction-related collisions on OPP patrolled roads and that’s more than impaired driving and speeding fatalities combined,” said chief superintendent Don Bell, commander of the OPP Highway Safety Division. “Whether you’re texting, talking, reading or shaving, a diversion – any diversion of attention that lowers one’s ability to focus on driving can happen and within seconds, someone else could die.” Sydney and Suzanne Soulière are far too famil-

iar with the dangers of distracted driving. Sadly, they lost their 18-year-old son Damon in a distracted driving incident May 28, 2011. Damon was on his way home from North Bay when he began texting while driving. His vehicle crossed the centre line, collided with a tractortrailor and Damon died as a result of the collision. In a news release, his parents are asking that others not to become distracted while driving their vehicles.

“We know it kills or injures and you’re risking your life and the lives of others on the road. We hope the death of our son and those who have died, young and old, due to distracted driving show you that it’s not worth it … He was a good boy who made a mistake and now, getting the message out about the dangers of distracted driving is the only way he can help.” The Soulieres invite the media and public to check out Damon’s Facebook Page to see him as an 18

year-old captain of his high school rugby team and a Canadian Forces soldier who would have been finishing his first year of university. The Souliere family is one of many families with whom the OPP has made next-of-kin notifications following fatal distracteddriving incidents. They know first-hand that a distracted-driving collision is the last thing these families imagine losing a loved one to, and they are relying on every driver in Ontario to help

put an end to these tragic deaths. Using a cell phone or device capable of texting while driving can result in a fine of $155 under Section 78.1 of the HTA. Just watching an entertainment device can result in a fine of $110 under Section 78 of the HTA. Other forms of distracted driving can result in a charge of careless driving and a fine of $400 to $2,000, a possible licence suspension of up to two years and/or a jail term of not more than six months.

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The Renfrew Mercury - EMC - February 16, 2012


Hoarding to save lives Doug Ewart is a hoarder with a purpose. As overseer of material management at Renfrew Victoria Hospital, he collects surplus medical supplies throughout the year to donate to a group of St. Joseph’s Catholic High School (SJCHS) students before their annual trip to the Dominican Republic. Students from SJCHS and Bishop Smith Catholic High School in Pembroke have travelled to the Dominican Republic to stay with host families in the small community of Yamasa for more than 15 years. While there, they visit schools in the region and deliver aid packages that include the medical supplies donated by RVH to the poorest areas. The 2012 group landed in the Dominican Republic on Feb. 9 and was scheduled to return to Canada Feb. 16. Nine students from SJCHS round out the team’s total of 16 on this year’s trip, and the airline allows each student to carry one extra bag of assorted medical supplies. The items accumulated at RVH are

suppliers’ samples or products that are off-brand from the standard varieties the hospital uses, still in new condition. Even items that are no longer of use to the hospital, like sterile sutures, are like gold to the recipients. Ewart doesn’t dispose of anything, knowing local groups go on these kinds of trips to developing countries often and that medical supplies are in high demand. “These items have a significant impact on the health of those who receive them, so it’s great to partner with groups who will distribute them where they’re needed,” says Ewart. “The members of the Dominican Republic Experience team are very grateful for the support we receive from organizations such as RVH,” says Peggy Dunne, the chaplain and Dominican Republic experience co-ordinator at Bishop Smith Catholic High School. “Their generosity enables us to save many lives and helps to make our mission trips to the Dominican Republic so successful.”

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LITERACY DAY AT ADMASTON PUBLIC A snow day postponed Admaston Public School’s Literacy Day, but it was rescheduled for Feb. 2, when many students dressed up as their favourite story-book characters. Those getting in the swing of the occasion included these kindergarten students — witch Alex Wright, pirate Nigel Vaile and princess Delaney Stokes.

Inventory was taken before these students left for the Dominican Republic Feb. 9. These students, and others, were scheduled to arrive back in Canada today (Feb. 16). From left are Doug Ewart, with Renfrew Victoria Hospital material management; St. Joe’s students Dean Dewar, Jacey Carnegie, Breigh Whalen and Rosemary Waclawik; and St. Joseph’s Catholic High School chaplain Jason Dedo.

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Grade 4 student Kelson Hart is dressed up as Woody the Woodpecker.

Once again, the Town of Renfrew will be conducting drinking water sampling and testing for lead to comply with Ontario Regulations. The town is seeking volunteer test sites in single family homes, multi-unit buildings, commercial properties, and industrial properties. Under the provincial legislation, the municipality must test the drinking water for lead at 40 private residences, 4 non-private residences, between December 15, 2011 and April 15, 2012. • Tests would be performed at older residences suspected of having lead pipes or pipes with lead solder. • Homes built before the mid-1950s could have lead pipes. • Lead solder was used to join copper pipes and was phased out in the late 1980s; any new construction done after those years should not be affected by lead in the piping system. Since the Town must access homes to test for the presence of lead, we are looking for volunteers to allow the Town of Renfrew staff access to their homes to collect samples. There will be NO charge to the resident for the testing of the lead sample. Each sample will total three litres in each location and the regulations obligate the town to advise tenants of the test results as soon as they are available. The higher risk individuals affected by lead that exceeds the standards are pregnant women, infants and children under the age of 6 years old.

Curriculum consultant Jackie Stadnyk of the public board reads to a group of Grade 1 and 2 students, who include Seth Barron, Olivia Reid, Kiya Hoffman, Korrighan Watson and Seth Coulterman.

The Town will require permission of the property owner to take the samples. If you wish to be added to the list of potential test sites please contact the Development and Works Department, Municipal Garage, Darl Gaudette at 613-432-4147. R0011217006

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Thanks for making a difference in people’s lives Across Ontario, many young people are working hard to make a difference within their communities and around the world. Some of them were nominees for the 2011 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards. They included Cooper Brown of Renfrew who was nominated by Hospice Renfrew. Foremost among his volunteer activities has been his participation in the Longest Day in Golf fundraiser for the hospice. Over its first two years, the event has raised more than $10,000. Brown was among 176 nominees across Ontario who have been recognized with

certificates by their local community newspapers. These nominees are an inspiring group of individuals whose stories illustrate initiative, creativity, dedication and leadership. They devote their time and energy to countless causes and community groups, overcoming obstacles and putting others before themselves. Each nominee has goes above and beyond what is expected of someone their age. The final recipients and their families have been invited to next month’s special awards ceremony, to be officiated by Ontario Lieutenant Governor David C. Onley.

The Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards are promoted through more than 300 member newspapers of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association with the support of corporate sponsors TD Bank Group and Direct Energy. Nominations of youth ages six to 17 are received through member community newspapers committed to recognizing the outstanding leaders who are making a difference in their communities. Nominees may be involved in community service; they may be contributing to their community while living with a physical or psychological limitation; they may have performed acts of hero-

ism or bravery. They are also recognized for being ‘good kids’ who show a commitment to making life better for others. So, here’s a tip of the hat to the finalists. In alphabetical order by surname, they are Alysha Dykstra, 7, Guelph; Madelaine Frank, 13, Whitby; Sarah Lewis, 11, Windsor; Rebecca Marsh, 16, Burlington; Kalem McSween, 17, Toronto; Stephanie Murchison, 17, Sarnia; Mackenzie Oliver, 12, Barrie; Breanna Pede, 11, Sarnia; Andrew Sigmaringam, 17, Toronto; Stephanie Simmons, 17, London; River Wong, 16, Thornhill; and Isabelle Wilson, 12, Kincardine.


Some parking manners, please To the editor: This is a letter to the Renfrew Mercury on the parking situation on Raglan Street North near the Renfrew Victoria Hospital and Groves Park nursing home. We would like as a community to let the public know that the parking situation is a very serious problem. Too many vehicles are parked on Raglan North and it’s very dangerous. Where there is one parking space available, two and very often three vehicles will park there. And where there is space for two vehicles, three or more are parked, which results in the residents’ driveways being blocked. We often have to drive over our front lawn or stay home and wait. We have our garbage cans run over, I know that our trash cans are being put behind cars but we hope the trash collection will come before the owner of the cars, we have no choice our garbage needs to go out and we have no idea when the owner will be back. The person might be back in an a few minutes or they might be an hour. Or, if it’s hospital staff it could be all day and even worst someone who might be admitted to the hospital, the car can be there for days. We have seen people cleaning out their cars and dumping their trash in the street in front of our homes The seriousness of the situation is very

scary when we try to leave our driveways and trying to see past the parked vehicles especially trucks, we simply can’t see you coming, slowly we try to get on the road but at the risk of having an accident with you the public. Some people drive so fast that I’m truly more nervous shovelling my driveway or pulling out of my driveway than I am crossing the street in the middle of downtown. I know we’ve all taken that risk at one time or another. We know paying for parking is a royal pain but it is to support our hospital and it’s not that much, compared to $14 in Ottawa or even the price in Pembroke. I wish the hospital would have thought of a better way for parking payment. It is difficult when you’re not feeling well to go park your car and then get your ticket and then return to your car to put the ticket in your windshield and then proceed to the hospital. Also difficult is when not feeling well to keep remembering how much time you have on your ticket when things can often run late and you need to go back for another ticket. I wish the hospital would invest a little more and get gates that we can pay on the way out, like at the Arnprior hospital. Claudette Golden Raglan Street North, Renfrew



How will you be celebrating Hockey Day in Canada Feb. 11?

A) Playing or watching hockey on


an outdoor ice surface.

B) Playing or watching hockey in an arena.


C) Watching hockey on television.


D) Ignoring hockey completely.


Should the age limit for Canadian Pension Plan payments be raised to 67?

A) No way. Mitts off our pensions. B) Yes, people are living longer and changes are needed to ensure the plan stays sustainable.

C) No. In fact, it should be lowered to 60 to create more jobs for young people.

Hockey Day in Canada breakfast volunteers Louise Rose and Kinga MacAskill were at the Ma-Te-Way at 6 a.m. Saturday getting the hall ready for the almost 170 people who attended. On the left, from front, are Daphne Rose, Louise Rose, Neil MacAskill and Tommy MacAskill; at right, Kinga MacAskill, Simon Rose, Andrew MacAskill and Lee Rose.

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Organizers are calling the inaugural Hockey Day in Canada Breakfast in Renfrew a â&#x20AC;&#x153;smashing success.â&#x20AC;? The breakfast at the MaTe-Way Activity Centre raised more than $1,300 for the local Renfrew food bank. The Hockey Day in Canada event was hosted by the Renfrew and Area United Way Advisory Committee. Committee chairman Bruce McIntyre was excited by the turnout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a first-time event, our committee was so happy with the way the day turned out,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We served about 170 breakfasts, and more importantly, everyone had fun for a great cause. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So many people showed up wearing their favourite hockey jersey, and many local residents walked away with some great prizes,â&#x20AC;? he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On behalf of the Renfrew and Area United Way Advisory Committee, I want to extend a very big thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers who helped make the day a success. Without them, it would not have been possible.â&#x20AC;? Among the winners of the auction items were: â&#x20AC;˘ Bob Hall of Horton won Ottawa Senators tickets; â&#x20AC;˘ Richard Leavoy of Renfrew won the Ottawa 67s 4-pack of tickets; â&#x20AC;˘ Susan Heins-Schutt of Renfrew won the donated hockey stick; â&#x20AC;˘ Jeff Seeley of Renfrew won the autographed Serge Savard Hockey Jersey. Valley Source For Sports, STAR 96 and Sleddz Smokin BBQ were key sponsors for the event, and plans are already in place to once again host the breakfast in 2013.


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The youngest person at Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hockey Day in Canada Day breakfast at Ma-Te-Way was two-month-old Jack Alcombrack, who is obviously an Edmonton Oiler fan despite the Toronto Maple Leaf leanings of his father, Jonathan.

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Braving the cold as they barbecue the sausages for the Hockey Day in Canada breakfast are Jeff Woito, left, and his sidekick for the day, Renfrew Coun. Andrew Evans. They cooked more than 400 sausages out the outdoor Sleddz Smokin BBQ.

So I was giving some thought to serendipity. The dictionary describes serendipity as luck that takes the form of ďŹ nding valuable or pleasant things that you are not looking for. Has it ever happened to you? Have you ever been searching for something, ďŹ nd something completely different and then realize that what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve discovered and found is more to your liking than what you thought you were looking for in the ďŹ rst place? Some people call this luck or good fortune. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe in luck but I do believe that good preparation and being open to opportunity when it presents itself leads to good fortune. When we are able to accept new ideas and expose ourselves to more experiences we create our own world which can be better than the one we imagined. Others say that this is â&#x20AC;&#x153;hogwashâ&#x20AC;? and that our lives have a deďŹ ned path where one event leads to the next and nothing happens by accident. Serendipity happens to me all the time. Most recently ice ďŹ shing opened up my world. The Teacher wanted to introduce me to this sport but he had no idea of how afraid I am of ice. Ice is very scary to me. Every year someone falls through the ice and every year I make a mental note to NEVER go on the ice. I am actually a big chicken. So when I did decide to go ice ďŹ shing, I


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Thursday, February 16 â&#x20AC;˘ Games night at the Renfrew Recreation Centre from 6 to 8 p.m. An evening of games with family and friends. Bring your own games or play ours. Snacks are provided. Friday, February 17 â&#x20AC;˘ The Renfrew County Fiddlersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association monthly dance from 8 to midnight at the Renfrew Legion. Admission $6. Light lunch at 11 p.m. Saturday, February 18 â&#x20AC;˘ Calling all Djembes V with Catherine Veilleux at Renfrew Recreation Centre. Intermediate workshop 9:30 a.m., beginners workshop 1:30 p.m. Cost $40 single workshop or $75 for the day. Call Jenn Foley at or 613-281-2881. â&#x20AC;˘ Northcote Fun Day: Breakfast 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., snowmobile poker run registration 9:30 to 11 a.m. Afternoon events start at 1 p.m. with childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games, log sawing, nail hammering, skating and hockey. Euchre 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Auction and ticket draw 8:30 p.m. Free admission. â&#x20AC;˘ Arnprior and McNab/Braeside Archivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; AGM, Arnprior Public Library at 1 p.m. Guest speaker, Andrew Horrall, will share his experiences working as archivist at the NATO headquarters in Belgium. Open house and refreshments afterwards. Free admission. â&#x20AC;˘ Ottawa Valley Music Festival choral workshop, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church with guest conductor Giselle Fletcher. Workshop fee is $15. All singers welcome. Sue Reynolds, 613-623-5822. â&#x20AC;˘ Stomp â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ur Feet with Parish at Renfrew Public Library Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department for ages 2 to 8 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Come and experience musical instruments from around the world

and enjoy sing-a-longs and songs with Parish. Call 613-432-8151, ext. 5 or e-mail sklinck@ to let us know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re coming. â&#x20AC;˘ Seventh annual Castleford Charity Ice Fishing Derby. On derby day, tickets available at Larry Rawnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garage on corner of Thomson and River roads, $10 adults, $5 under 17. Breakfast at 6 a.m., supper at 5 p.m. followed by awards and entertainment. See castlefordicefishingderby. com for more information. Sunday, February 19 â&#x20AC;˘ DACA breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Adults $7, kids $5. â&#x20AC;˘ Praise Night, 7:30 p.m. at Grace United Church, Cobden. Guest entertainers include Ralph Verch, C.C.M., Bea Richardson & Rob McKenzie. Fellowship and light lunch following the service. â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday Afternoon Curling at the Renfrew Curling Rink. All would-be curlers and curlers are invited to an afternoon of instruction and play in a friendly, fun and supportive atmosphere. A great opportunity to try curling and all equipment is provided from 1 to 3 p.m. For further information contact Phil Marcella at 613-432-5182 or Monday, February 20 â&#x20AC;˘ Kids Corp will be hosting a family fun day and lunch fundraiser at the Horton Community Centre from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rink will be open for a family fun skate from noon to 2 p.m. Lunch will include chili and a bun or hot dog, drinks and as assortment of goodies for $5 per person. Children two years and younger free. â&#x20AC;˘ Knowledge Cafe in Eganville on gardening. Question and answer session in a fun cafe setting with a panel of experienced gardeners from the Eganville Horticultural Society, 7:30 p.m., St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, Eganville. â&#x20AC;˘ Family Day skate at Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by Renfrew Metro. A second session, sponsored by Family and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services of Renfrew County runs from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 21 â&#x20AC;˘ Dances of Universal Peace with Patricia Tamosetis, third Tuesday of the month at TrinitySt. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church from 7 to 9 p.m.

Freewill donation. Felicite Stairs 613-432-5583 or Debi Virtue 613-432-0908. â&#x20AC;˘ Free diabetes risk screening by registered nurse Susan Crigger and registered dietitian Julia Reddy of the Diabetes Outreach Program of Renfrew County at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic High School in Renfrew 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Pancake supper at St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church hall, Cobden from 4 to 7 p.m. Adults $8, children 12 and under, $3. Includes baked beans, sausages, vegetables and more. â&#x20AC;˘ Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage supper, 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Trinity-St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church. Goodwill offering at the door. All proceeds to the Christian Education Fund. For more information, David Forrest at 613-4328656 or â&#x20AC;˘ St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church in Renfrew is hosting a pancake supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost $5 per person.

to 6:30 p.m. Spaghetti and homemade meat sauce, salad, bun and dessert. Adults $8, kids 5 to 12 $5, under five free. â&#x20AC;˘ Whitewater Historical Society Heritage Writing Contest, topic War of 1812. In 1,000 words or less explain how the war played a role in Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. Two

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Wednesday, February 22 â&#x20AC;˘ Employment Networks Funded Programs workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn about Training, self-employment and job search programs. Call 613-432-3424. â&#x20AC;˘ Yaki performs his very own original childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songs at Kids Corp in the Renfrew Armouries from 10 to 11 a.m. He is sure to make you sing, laugh and dance. Free entry with donation to food bank. Doors open at 9 a.m.

Saturday, February 25 â&#x20AC;˘ Horton Winter Carnival at the community centre. Starts with an old-fashioned breakfast 8 to 10:30 a.m. Cost $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. â&#x20AC;˘ Spaghetti Night at Haley United Church, 4



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Cooper Brown of Renfrew was among nominations for the prestigious awards Ontario Lieutenant Governor David C. Onley will officiate at next monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ceremony that features the 12 finalists for the 2011 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards. The 12 finalists and their families have been invited to next monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event in Toronto. One of the 176 nominees for the awards was Cooper Brown of Renfrew. His volunteer activities included participation for two years in the Longest Day in Golf fundraiser for Hospice Renfrew. Over the two years, $10,000 has been raised for the hospice. Brown, who attends Renfrew Collegiate Institute, played 256 holes in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event with friend Gary Graveline while raising $5,700. A third Longest Day in Golf event is also planned for this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just use my passion for golf to help others; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just my individual accomplishments,â&#x20AC;? said Brown, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a multiple champion of the Ottawa PGA Junior Challenge Tour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just want to make sure this is a better place to live and, with the hospice, a better place to die.â&#x20AC;? Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volunteer activities have included the Renfrew Collegiate Institute Relay for Life, which has become the second most successful school-run Relay for Life in Ontario. Lieutenant Governor of Ontario David C. Onley will officiate next monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards ceremony in Toronto. The finalists and their families have been invited. OCNA PARTICIPATION The Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards are promoted through more than 300 member newspapers of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association

with the support of corporate sponsors TD Bank Group and Direct Energy. Nominations of eligible youth ages six to 17 are received through member community newspapers committed to recognizing the outstanding leaders who are making a difference in their communities. Nominees may be involved in community service; young people who are contributing to their community while living with a physical or psychological limitation; or individuals who have performed acts of heroism or bravery. Candidates are also recognized for being â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;good kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; who show a commitment to making life better for others. 12 FINALISTS A synopsis of the 12 finalists follows. They appear, by surname, in alphabetical order. â&#x20AC;˘ Alysha Dykstra, 7, Guelph At age four, she was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. In January 2009, Operation Alysha was formed as a social action group to promote and build awareness of the need to donate blood and registration of potential stem cell donors with OneMatch. At such a young age, she has battled her way to remission and consistently hosts blood donor clinics and OneMatch swabbing events to help others with the disease. â&#x20AC;˘ Madelaine Frank, 13, Whitby After hearing about the tragic Oshawa Humane Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fire in 2008, Madelaine decided she wanted to help raise funds for the major rebuilding effort. She designed and sold fridge magnets at fundraisers, schools and stores. She has produced and sold over 3,000 magnets and over $6,000 has been raised. â&#x20AC;˘ Sarah Lewis, 11, Windsor At age seven, Sarah developed the Socks Warm Your Heart campaign. Her brother was selling candy canes to buy sleeping bags for the homeless as part of a school social justice project. Sarah was inspired after she helped deliver the

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sleeping bags to a local homeless shelter and met a man who said they could use warm socks. To date she has donated almost 3,000 pairs of socks to the shelter. â&#x20AC;˘ Rebecca Marsh, 16, Burlington Rebecca is dedicated to helping her community and active in a diverse range of projects. She helped raise $11,400 towards a sustainable clean water system in Kenya, is co-leader of Tumaini Toronto (a fundraising arm of Free the Children), is a member of her schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leaders Against Bullying group, and has volunteered at her local hospital for four hours a week since 2009. â&#x20AC;˘ Kalem McSween, 17, Toronto A very generous person, Kalem is inspired by his diverse and urban community to show that anyone can make a difference. He has been an active member of the Catholic Student Leadership Impact Team representing students at the Toronto Catholic School Board for the past year. As director of equity, his goal is to ensure students can express their concerns about issues related to mental health wellness, racial and ethnic relations, anti-bullying and anti-homophobia. â&#x20AC;˘ Stephanie Murchison, 17, Sarnia Stephanie is a well-rounded individual representing all categories of this award. She is visually impaired, suffers from anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder and Aspergerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Despite overcoming

many challenges, she is involved in her community. She had the courage to risk a friendship by calling the police when she recognized a friend showed signs of suicide. And she continues to volunteer with many organizations, including Autism Ontario, Pathways Health Centre for Children and CNIB. â&#x20AC;˘ Mackenzie Oliver, 12, Barrie Mackenzie recognizes the importance of self-esteem. She started the I LOVE ME club at her school through which she sells t-shirts and blankets and has raised $25,000 for local charities. The charities she chooses to help primarily focus on the betterment of children, through peer and emotional support. In addition, Mackenzie speaks to different groups about the importance of feeling good about yourself and passing the feeling on to others. â&#x20AC;˘ Breanna Pede, 11, Sarnia Breanna has a sharp eye and good instincts. She rescued two friends within a week of from drowning, all while suffering from a broken leg. In one case the girl was having a seizure and Breanna was able to get her in the proper position and call for help. She has since made it her mission to spread the word on the importance of swim lessons and how to recognize when someone is having an seizure. See ONTARIO, Page 12 Continued from Page 11 â&#x20AC;˘ Andrew Sigmaringam, 17, Toronto



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Hung out to dry over wet stockings Mother was a great one for routine. To her there was a purpose for everything, and everything had to be done in order. It seemed to me that I was always being taught a lesson to prepare me for the next step in life. And so it was, that at the supper table one night, Mother announced that I was old enough to wash out my underwear and stockings every night before I went to bed, just like my older sister Audrey had been doing for years. Of course, this brought a snicker from my brothers. It was a time when any mention of underpinnings was done in hushed tones. And here was my mother announcing to everyone as we were digging into our meat loaf, that I would be washing out my own underwear before I went to bed. I could feel my face flush red with embarrassment. It certainly didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bother Father who simply asked Everett to pass the gravy, as if being told at the supper table that his youngest was now old enough to wash out her own underwear was right up there with talking about the weather! My sister Audrey, every night, just before we headed up the stairs for bed, went to the kitchen basin, and washed out her underwear and stockings. Then she draped them over the back of a chair and pushed it close to the Findlay Oval, so that everything would be dry enough to wear in the morning. Right after we had redded up the kitchen, Audrey put the big kettle on the front of the stove to come to a boil. It would take a while to be hot enough, so there was still time to leaf through Eatonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s catalogue. Mother said Audrey would make sure I did the chore properly, and

MARY COOK MEMORIES I was to do what my sister said. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for the life of me, see what was so difficult about washing out my underwear and long beige cotton stockings. Dip them in the hot sudsy water, rinse them in another washbasin, and hang them on the back of a chair. That would be it. Audrey said she would do her washing first so that I would get the hang of it. FLOUR BAG UNDERPANTS I told her I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see what could be so difficult about washing out a pair of flower-bag underpants and a pair of long stockings. I assured her I was perfectly capable of doing it on my own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Suit yourself,â&#x20AC;? she said, and turned back to Eatonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s catalogue at the kitchen table. The washing part was easy. It was wringing out the water that was a chore. But I got out as much of the water as I could, and took the pants and the stockings over to a chair by the stove. It was soon obvious that I was a long way from getting out the wash water, and they were soon making a pool on the kitchen floor. Mother ordered me to get some newspaper out of the wood box to catch the drip. Several times Audrey started to open her mouth to give me instructions, but Mother just shook her head and Audrey said nothing.

When we climbed the stairs to go to bed, I took a last look at what I had accomplished without any help from my sister Audrey. By then the newspapers were saturated and the pants and stockings were still pouring out water. I sneaked my hand over to Audreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chair, and everything was almost dry. Oh, well, I thought, they will all be dry by morning. And I went to bed content that I had learned another lesson on growing up. The next morning I tore downstairs to retrieve my belongings. Audrey had long since claimed hers. Well, there were the stockings, still dripping wet, and the flour bag underwear as stiff as a piece of cardboard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What happened?â&#x20AC;? I wailed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wellâ&#x20AC;? Mother said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;if you had listened to your sister and watched her, you would have seen that she rinsed everything twice. You didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, and the underwear is still full of soap. The stockings are wet because you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let Audrey show you how to wring them out. So I guess you will have to wear them to school wet.â&#x20AC;? And she turned and went to the table to put out the porridge bowls. Mother did let me put on a pair of dry flour bag underpants, and a dry pair of stockings to wear to the Northcote School. But just as Mother hoped I would, I learned two valuable lessons that night. One was to take advice when it was handed out and when I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what I was doing. And the other lesson was that any young lady worth her salt washed out her underwear and stockings every night before she went to bed.

Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year finalists Continued from Page 11 â&#x20AC;˘ Andrew Sigmaringam, 17, Toronto Born deaf, Andrew has defeated many obstacles to participate and contribute to his community. He has raised $5,000 for Free the Children, assisted children with autism and continues to present and appear as a guest speaker at numerous different workshops to talk about his personal experiences. He looks past his own needs and works hard to make his community a better place to live. â&#x20AC;˘ Stephanie Simmons, 17, London In 2010, Stephanie spearheaded a campaign for childhood cancer awareness. Her dream is to see a gold ribbon, the symbol of childhood cancer, on a Canadian postage stamp. In 2011, more than 30,000 letters from across the country were collected in support of her campaign. Stephanie herself has suffered from three brain tumours. She battles balance issues, chronic fatigue, insomnia, her right vocal cord is paralysed and she is deaf on her right side. â&#x20AC;˘ River Wong, 16, Thornhill


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Having to cope with a new learning system after moving to Canada from Hong Kong, River learned to enjoy school and became a caring and patient tutor in Grades 7 and 8. In Grade 9, he was diagnosed with a dangerous bleeding disorder and struggled with behaviour problems. Despite difficulties, he is confident, resilient and has volunteered over 800 hours within his school and community for passionate causes. These include raising funds for United Way, the Scarborough Chinese Outreach Committee and World Vision. â&#x20AC;˘ Isabelle Wilson, 12, Kincardine Both parents and her brother are battling cancer. Despite difficulties at home, she is still a happy bundle of joy and is very involved within her community. Isabelle is a member of the Helping Hands committee at her school, has participated in fundraisers to support her schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clean Water Project in Kenya, and has spearheaded a fundraiser for Make a Wish that raised over $1,100.

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SNOW MUCH FUN IN DACRE Heather Coulterman takes aim in the archery segment of the triathlon at the DACA Winter Carnival Saturday.

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approved the project and the decision to award iSolara Solar Systems of Ottawa the contract. This decision was based on price and experience in the industry and the perceived ability to take on an installation that would likely involve some novel engineering challenges. The latter certainly proved to be the case, as an extensive engineering study and an investigation by

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Our Lady of Fatima Parish card party winners from Feb. 12. • Ladies 500: 1st Barb Irving; 2nd Janet McLaughlin. • Men’s 500: 1st Jim Hass, 2nd Harvey McLaughlin. • Ladies euchre: 1st Dorothy Roach, 2nd Barbara Glasgow. • Men’s euchre: 1st Mel Scobie, 2nd Arnold Pastway. • 50-50 draw: Eileen Windle. • Door prizes: Arnold Pastway, Jim Hass. • Mouse: Jim Ogden. The next Our Lady of Fatima card party at the parish hall will be on Sunday, Feb. 26.


Continued from Page 14 According to Trinity St. Andrew’s ministers Rev. Russell Wardell and Rev. Susan Tough, the church “did so, recognizing the need for us to be mindful of our relationship with the world around us. “The decision to proceed with the installation of solar panels is a clear living out of this belief.” A competitive bidding process ensued and the church congregation

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More than 140 years later STEVE NEWMAN It’s a Friday that will be long remembered by workers at H. Imbleau and Son. The final pour of cast-iron molten at the Renfrew foundry in more than 140 years of operation happened Friday, Feb. 10, as one of Canada’s oldest family-owned businesses prepared to shut its doors. Staff will be officially out of work by the end of this week, while business will likely continue for a few more weeks to handle left-over shipping and other administrative duties. “I’m going to miss it,” said Albert Linde, who started working at the foundry in 1987. “I liked everyone in here. Everyone was like family. I’m going to miss everyone.” “It was kind of emotional,” said Joshua Imbleau, son of owner Lucy Imbleau, who has worked at the foundry part-time since he was 12 years old and full-time the One of Joshua Imbleau’s final pours at H. Imbleau and Son. last seven years. “The quality of the products we produced and the hard work that went behind doing it, that’s what I hope people remember. It wasn’t an easy job.” On the final pouring day, workers carried ladles of molten iron to fill molds for orders from such companies as Toronto Hydro, Rogers Communication, Anchor and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. A few orders were also filled of the famous Imbleau stove fronts and wells (or smaller HIS-101 manhole covers). Lloyd Gibson of Mount St. Patrick has worked at the foundry since 1986. Like many of the employees, he’ll now look for work elsewhere. Meanwhile, he has good memories of the working environment at H. Imbleau and Son. “It was lots of hard work and good guys to work with, and lots of laughs,” he says. Mercury photos by Steve Newman Ironically, the foundry has been These H. Imbleau and Son (HIS-101) manhole covers can be found in busy down the final homestretch. “It’s just been go, go, go the last many countries around the world.

Adam Warren pours his ladle of molten iron into the bull. The iron in the cupola (behind) reaches temperatures as high as 3,000 Celsius. few months,” said Joshua Imbleau. “The last four months have been the busiest we’ve been in the last seven years.” But that’s not because business was as good as ever. It wasn’t. Annual revenue of about $500,000 had to cover salaries for more than a dozen workers and company expenses. Regardless, owner Lucy Imbleau says she doesn’t know what the future holds. The foundry building, which is about 7,000 square feet, could be torn down; it could be used in some other ca-

pacity, she says. Regardless, manager Jason Imbleau says he is proud to have been part of the Imbleau family business, as a fifth-generation worker. It was started in the late 1850s or early 1860s by Luc Imbleau, with the help of his convent-educated wife, Henrietta, who handled translations and business transactions. H. Imbleau & Son was first called L. Imbleau & Sons, but later named after Luc’s son, Henri. Another son, Merrill, was also involved in the business.

Albert Linde delivers liquid cast-iron into these molds for Toronto Hydro products known as three-way long arms. Ken Dick looks on from the right.



FEBRUARY 18, 1937 THE GREEN BROTHERS COMPLETE FIRST HALF OF THEIR JOURNEY: A press dispatch from North Bay under the date February 15th says: “Completing the first and most difficult half of their journey to Ottawa, Harvey and Denham Green of Timmins and their dog team mushed into North Bay late today. The brothers are en route to the capital with a gold plaque invitation to Prime Minister W.L. MacKenzie King to attend the Timmins old-home week next summer. “The Greens arrived here one day behind their planned schedule.” The mushers will start for Ottawa in a day or two. They intend to visit the Dione Quintuplets at Calendar tomorrow.” A NEW INSTITUTION ARISES ON RAGLAN STREET: The former office building of Renfrew Industries Ltd. near the foot of Raglan Street, cleared of its original contents, is now being supplied with machinery for a laundry

Bromley Historical Society What better way to keep the February chill at bay than gathering with friends and neighbours to swap stories and exchange photos of days gone by? The Bromley Historical Society will host an afternoon of storytelling on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Barr Line Community Centre (1766 Barr Line). The meeting will also be the annual general meeting of the historial society, which has been in existence since 2001. Through the centuries, storytellers have entertained, educated and preserved local lore through words and images. The Ottawa Valley has a deep history of storytelling since the early settlement days.

FROM THE OLD FILES the engineering study. PROPOSE TAKEOVER: A second resolution of the Big Pine Committee last Thursday calls for the takeover of the old Kingston to Pembroke railway line between Calabogie and Renfrew by the county. The old K and P line was officially abandoned earlier this year by Canadian Pacific

between the two population centres. A stretch of the railway bed running south from Calabogie into Lanark and other counties has already been taken over by an Agriculture Rehabilitation Development Association (ARDA) grant and rejuvenated as a nature trail by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority. For help with research, call Olga Lewis at 613-432-6958.


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BOARD DIRECTORS The Renfrew Victoria Hospital Corporation is governed by a volunteer Board. Each year directors are elected to serve a three year term. Incumbent Directors may apply for re-appointment. The Board is responsible for the governance of the Hospital, being alert to the healthcare needs of the region, working to provide sufficient resources to ensure the Hospital is able to fulfill its mandate, and ensuring that resources are used efficiently and effectively. The Board’s decisions have substantial impact on the Hospital’s viability and the region’s healthcare services. The Governance Committee of the Board is calling for applications from interested individuals who have a commitment to providing strategic policy direction and leadership for the continued development of the hospital and are prepared to commit personal time and effort of approximately 10-15 hours a month. Criteria have been established for the selection of directors to ensure a balance of skills, relevant experience, competencies and perspectives. Directors shall be a resident or employed or carried on business in Renfrew County for a continuous period of six months immediately prior to being appointed. Interested candidates may request application forms by calling 613-432-4851 ext. 260 or emailing or by visiting


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Daryl Fiebig, centre, of the Ol Bogies Snowmobile Club and organizer of the Renfrew Winter Frew Fest vintage snowmobile display Jan. 28 presents trophies to two winners, both from Lanark. Laurie Whyte, left, was awarded best original snowmobile for his 1968 Iron Bug. Terry Leonard, right, won best restored snowmobile for his ‘74 Diablo Rouge. Photo courtesy of Jo-anne Caldwell




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FIRE HALL FACING OVERHAUL: The future of the present fire hall building on Railway Avenue could be at stake in an engineering report expected to come before the fire committee this evening. The report was prepared by the town’s consulting engineers J.L Richards and Associates of Ottawa, as requested by the town in December. Fire committee chairman Councillor Bob Kimberley could only say, “it does not look good at all,” in light of the heavier vehicles sitting in an aging building, but declined comment until the committee views the results of

Recent renowned Valley storytellers – Bernie Badore, Joan Finnigan and Barney McCaffery – worked their magic with words and wit to embellish quirks and foible of our local folk. They wove a rich tapestry that celebrated the ways of the Valley. The society will also have a display of historical photos and are encouraging visitors to bring their own treasure trove that capture life in the township through the decades. People will also have an opportunity to glance through a book of unidentified photographs in an attempt to put names to these individuals. This event, which celebrates Heritage Month, is open to the public and is free. Refreshments will be served.



FEBRUARY 16, 1977

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There is no issue for this week of February 1912.

and clothes cleaning and pressing business by Mr. “Tibby” Vice. Mr. Vice recently made a purchase of the premises and built an addition on the north side. He expects to be ready for business there soon, when Renfrew will have a steam laundry for the first time since one was destroyed by fire on Opeongo street. The enterprise of the different members of the Vice family is expressed in several ways, all of them successfully. Announcements of change will be made soon.


FEBRUARY 16, 1912

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1937: Tibby Vice opens pressing business


McNab-Braeside council won’t give up traffic-light fight BY SHERRY HAAIMA

stall the type of signs you have out there. Anywhere else in the province that’s not being done,” he said. “It’s unique and above and beyond what MTO is doing elsewhere.” With three interchanges, the stretch of highway will be in great shape, he added. “You’re getting a Cadillac service for interchanges,” said Meyers. “That’s good service in the MTO’s opinion.” CONSTRUCTION UPDATE Norm Meyers says the Ministry of Transportation will not be putting in a traffic light at Highway 17 and Calabogie Road. summer and not for long weekend traffic, explained Norm Meyers of MTO’s traffic department. FINDINGS QUESTIONED Mayor Campbell indicated the study didn’t jive with what council and residents live with each day. “We’re kind of all surprised that the delays are so low,” she said. “It doesn’t fit what most of us have experienced,” she added. “I’m trying to nicely say your data is dated and that’ll be a point we make to the minister.” Meanwhile, the township, with support from Greater Madawaska and Horton, has asked to meet with the minister at the Good Road convention at month’s end. With a paramedic station, the Glasgow fire hall, and township building all located just off the highway on Russett Drive, the area is a hub for the municipality, said Campbell. Meyers said MTO will not put in a traffic light

that’s not warranted, and to do so would be unsafe. “While I respect the warrants as guidelines, I’m not intimidated by them anymore,” said Campbell. SIGNS ‘INEFFECTIVE’ Also part of the meeting were discussions regarding signage, in particular concerns expressed by a group of business owners in Pine Grove Industrial Park with current signage on the highway and a month-long construction period that will close down Campbell Drive, further disrupting business. The highway signs are not effective, say business owners, who would also liked to have seen on- or off-ramps at their flyover. Meyers explained the issues were addressed and concerns could have been expressed at public meetings leading up to the approval of plans. He said the existing signage is already above par. “Generally speaking, the ministry does not in-




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MTO representative Angela Stewart spoke about the Hwy. 17 construction, updating council on the process. Phase I work on fourlaning the highway from just west of Arnprior to

just past Division Street is almost complete. Phase II, the continuation of four-laning from near Division Street to Campbell Drive, has not yet been approved for funding, said Stewart, though MTO is in the ongoing process of acquiring property. “One thing I must mention is it is currently not funded,” she stressed. The work falls under the Southern Highways Program and within that, it is a “number one priority for expansion.” With regards to Phase III, from Scheel Drive westerly, Stewart said approval has been requested to start design and the province continues to work on acquiring property to facilitate phases III and IIII. G%%&&',)(++

McNab-Braeside council is not going to give up the fight for a traffic light at Highway 17 and Calabogie Road, says Mayor Mary Campbell, even though the Ministry of Transportation and consultants they hired continue to say it’s not warranted. The issue was one of several discussed with ministry officials at a special council meeting Jan. 31. Council and township staff were in attendance for the meeting, as well as a number of MTO officials and representatives from CIMA, the company that completed the studies that determined a light was not warranted. Council and residents have long been requesting a light at the intersection, citing accidents and traffic delays as major issues, particularly as it is the main route to major attractions, including Calabogie Peaks and Calabogie Motorsports Park “We feel it’s dangerous trying to get in out and across 17 at this intersection and our feelings are not going to go away,” Campbell said. “There have been too many accidents,” she added, handing out a detailed list of occurrences in the area that went beyond what the consultants’ data included. The information will be included with council’s further appeals to the ministry, said Campbell. CIMA consultant Brian Applebee went over details of the operational performance review of the intersection.

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Ontarians have saved an additional $100 million in new savings, thanks to the province’s drug system reforms, says a recent news release from the provincial government. “Launched in 2006, Ontario’s drug reforms are now saving the province $500 million annually — and this year an additional $100 million will be saved,” the release says. “Savings will be re-invested into providing better community-based services such as Family Health Teams and home care.

“Drugs to treat cancer and help people quit smoking have also been added to the Ontario Drug Formulary.” These savings are the result of: • cutting the cost of generic drugs in half and changing the way Ontario pays for them; • better listing agreements with drug manufacturers; and, • more substitution of brand name drugs with generic drugs that are equally effective. Re-investing savings from drug reforms into better community care is part of the

McGuinty government’s action plan to provide Ontario families with access to the right care, at the right time and in the right place. “We won’t shy away from making changes that benefit patients,” said Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews. “In 2010, we cut generic drug prices in half, allowing us to fund more professional services provided by pharmacists. “This year, our drug reforms have led to even more savings while covering new life-saving drugs — which means we can

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Mississippi Textile Museum hosting exhibit of P.E.I. artist Almonteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mississippi Valley Textile Museum has launched a new exhibition from Prince Edward Island. The exhibition is titled, Letters, by artist Nancy Cole. She is a textile artist based out of Summerside, P.E.I. Her contemporary practice is based on traditional quilting skills, which she uses to produce concept-based textile art with a strong narrative component.

As she puts it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through my own language of abstraction, I tell stories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stories about foreign adoption, synchronicity, Canadian cultural identity, etc.â&#x20AC;? Cole makes all of her pieces out of multiple layers of silk, often heavily frayed, with each layer contributing to the storytelling. A recent series of semi-transparent

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Technology, it never ceases to amaze Last Saturday, I was finally able to send out the final results of the Christmas Bird Count by email. We sent a copy to the home of Carol and David Sulpher in Renfrew and this is the reply we received a short time later. Hi Jim and Ila: We city slickers are reading this (the bird count) in Florida. Arrived here February 1st and are staying for the month. We’ve seen a number of new birds like a wood stork, white ibis and lots and lots of black vultures. Yours, the Sulphers. The email travelled thousands of kilometres instead of the normal 20 kilometres to Renfrew and back to the River Road in an instant. Modern technology is amazing. THEY HAVE TO EAT, TOO Hi Jim and Ila: We hardly have any birds at our feeders. A few GOFI, WBNU, BCCH, the odd BLJJA and that’s about it. A few days back we looked out to see a hawk near our feeder with something in its claws. At first I thought it was a squirrel but finally noticed a rock pigeon. The hawk was having trouble trying to control it but finally killed it. He tried to fly off but couldn’t get airborne. Finally he dragged the bird under a large spruce tree and ate it. It was difficult to get a good look at the bird but it appeared to be rough-legged hawk. Cecil Gilmour. The action at our feeders attracts the attention of birds of prey. Rough-legged hawks and the accipiters in particular are attracted because they feed on birds. The hawks are so few in number and do not reduce bird populations.

JIM FERGUSON SCENE FROM THE HAWK’S EYE oust them. The kestrel will nest in homemade boxes if they are available but the entrances must be plugged until the birds arrive. Once the kestrels appear sitting on hydro wires the plugs can be removed and the kestrels will nest. If you wish to help, please let us know. We have nest box plans and lots of instructions. BALD EAGLE Janice Eady saw her first bald eagle this week. The large size, white head and tail caught her attention when the eagle flew over their home. She said that until you see this magnificent bird in flight you cannot realize the size and the ease with which they soar looking back and forth in search of food. As I was advised last week, “Keep your eyes to the skies.” CARDINALS CALL Tracey Marki heard the male cardinal that spends the winter near her home on Peter Street calling to all birds in the area that it is cardinal territory and to stay out. The increased amount of sunlight causes the cardinals to begin their spring rituals of calling and singing duets with their mates. If you are fortunate enough to have these birds in your area, listen for their loud, musical whistle. It is unmistakable.

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FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS THEY NEED THE GRIT This report comes from Bird Studies Canada. The Raptor Population Index (RPI) has released a new report showing that the majority of North America’s 26 species of migratory raptors (a group that includes hawks, falcons, kites, ospreys, harriers, eagles, and vultures) are either recovering or in stable condition. Unfortunately, the American kestrel is an exception. Long-term declines of this tiny, colourful falcon continue to alarm conservationists, who are calling for increased efforts to monitor populations and identify causes of the decline. I feel part of the problem is the lack of nesting sites. Natural sites are taken by European starlings that either stay all winter or arrive early in the spring, and once the starlings take over a site the kestrels cannot

With the icy conditions, I felt it was necessary to get a few pails of sand from the sand dome at the municipal garage. I placed the pails at our garage door ready to scatter on the ice. When I went to get some of the sand I noticed that there were foot prints in the dusting of snow that had blown into the pails. The blue jays, chickadees and goldfinches had found their source of salt and grit for the rest of the winter. Birds need the grit to help grind up the seeds they eat and some salt is required in their diet, but not a great deal. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, RR 5, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z8. Phone 613-432-2738 or email

VALENTINE STYLE Kloe Bertrand, 7, holds up the heart-shaped potato that was quickly noticed during family preparations for supper a few days before Valentine’s Day. She’s the daughter of Kerri and Marc Bertrand of Haley Station whose son Mathieux, now 19, noticed a similarly-shaped potato when he was also seven years old. Mercury photo by Steve Newman

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Fish licence-free this family day weekend EMMA JACKSON

If you’ve ever dreamed of reeling in a record fish, this is your chance. All Canadian residents are invited to grab a pole and start fishing during the annual licence-free long weekend Feb. 18 to 20.

Throughout the province’s Family Day weekend, Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources has waived the need for a fishing license to allow people to try fishing without having to drop a lot of cash on an Outdoors Card. The freebie weekend applies only to Canadian residents, and anglers must stick to the conser-

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Kadence Hein fishes with her dad, Derek Stone, at the 2011 Castleford Ice Fishing Derby. This year’s derby will take place Saturday, Feb. 18 during the ministry’s licence-free fishing weekend.

vation limits outlined for their area. Alesha Caldwell with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters administers the program, which encourages communities to host events to take advantage of the licence-free weekend and teach residents about the sport. She said the weekend, along with a licence-free week in July, is useful to get new anglers started. “In general to be able to get involved in a sport you need a kick starter like getting a family member to take you out. So having license-free opportunities reduces that barrier to get you out,” she said. Especially in the winter, fishing is a very accessible sport to get into, Caldwell said. “You’re not casting, you’re just fishing in a hole. So for ice fishing you just need a hook, rod and a line,” she said, laughing that sometimes a stick with a string and pieces of hot dog and catch more than her fancy equipment. Even a hut isn’t necessary, she said. “You don’t need a hut. They are available, you can go to your local bait and tackle shop to see if they rent them. But all you need is a bucket to sit on,” she said. Augers for drilling into the ice are also reasonably priced, she said, and are available for rent as well. Caldwell said newcomers to the sport should consider taking a more experienced angler with them onto the ice, to offer tips and guidance. However if someone wants to take advantage of the licencefree weekend without a fisherman friend, Caldwell suggested talking to the locals to make sure the ice is safe and perhaps recruiting someone to help drill the hole.

“The ice should have four inches of good, clear ice” on top, she advised, noting that cloudy or white ice has air pockets and may be less stable. Gearing up the weekend, Caldwell has overseen the organization of countless fishing events across the province, including three in the Ottawa area. On Saturday, Feb. 18 the Ottawa Region Walleye League will host its third annual Kids Ice Fishing Event on Constance Lake in Ottawa’s west end. From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. kids can try their hand at ice fishing alongside experienced anglers. League members will drill holes and provide fishing equipment and bait if needed and lunch is included. In Renfrew, the seventh annual Castleford Ice Fishing Derby will take place on the Ottawa River from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 18. The charity derby attracts hundreds of anglers young and old every year, and this year will raise money for Renfrew and Arnprior Community Living. In Ottawa proper, the Catholic Centre for Immigrants will host an ice fishing fundraiser on Monday, Feb. 20 for their annual Community Cup soccer tournament. For $10, residents can enjoy a hot lunch, hot chocolate and access to bait and rods. The group will also drill the fishing holes and provide a warm shack for the anglers. The group will meet on the Ottawa River between Masson-Angers, Que., and Cumberland. The ministry’s fishing zone 15 includes Renfrew and Arnprior, and extends to Pembroke and Petawawa. Zone 18 covers all of Ottawa and North Grenville, extending east to Hawkesbury and west to Belleville. For more about the licencefree fishing weekend, visit www.

Help for migraines Some people can’t venture outdoors to enjoy nature, because bright sun is too difficult to tolerate when experiencing a bad migraine. But if headaches haunt you, Brent Lucas may be able to help. The charity, Help for Headaches, was first registered in Windsor in 1995, then moved to London in 2002. It serves all of Ontario. As Lucas explains, the charity’s goal is to bring to the surface “a very misunderstood health topic, with advice and knowledge from experts in neurology.” Earlier this year the charity published a book on headaches and migraine called Headaches That Persist. You can check out the book at the Renfrew Public Library. It isn’t available in bookstores and can only be purchased through the charity. For more information, visit At the website you can learn about topics covered in the book and a book review from a headache pharmacist at Sunnybrooke Hospital in Toronto. A migraine is a pain experienced in the head that can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, and neurological symptoms such as vertigo, loss of vision and numbness. Migraines affect 18 per cent of women, six per cent of men and three per cent of children, whose quality of life can be severely affected. Help for Headaches is a member of the World Headache Alliance and a member of the Canadian Pain Society.

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A wake-up call for Canadians came when the Canadian Taxpayers Federation analyzed how short pay cheques will be in 2012, compared with 2011. Employment insurance premiums paid by employees will increase by $53 bringing the total payroll, taxes to $3,147 or $142 more than 2011. Couple this increase with the recent Bank of Canada report saying the household debtto-income ratio is now at an unprecedented 152.8 per cent may mean 2012 will bring financial ruin for any Canadians living beyond their means. “If you received a yearend bonus or a gift of cash in the past it may have been treated like found money and deposited into a savings account but this year we are seeing more Canadians using the money to pay down their debt,”

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RENFREW SKATERS CLAIM 66 MEDALS The Renfrew Skating Club competed at the Region VI Interclub in Petawawa Feb. 4-5. The club sent 28 skaters and came home with 66 medals, 11 gold, 35 silver and 20 bronze. Every skater earned at least one medal. Every single skater came home with a medal. Winning medals are Leif Buxton 2G, 1S, 1B; Abby Wright 1G, 2S, 2B; Dylan Rekowski 1G, 3S; Josie Doering 3S; Eleanor Spooner 1S, 1B; Molly Reid 1S, 2B; Lydia Spooner 1G, 1S, 1B; Grace Reid 2S, 2B; Emily Belliveau 3B; Brynn Stafford 1G, 1S, 3B; Amber Nykyforak 1S, 1B; Mallory Bastien 1S, 1B; Samantha Galbraith 1S, 1B; Megan Coad 1S; Juliana Griese 1S; Jamie Doering 1G, 2S, 1B; Alexis Iob 1G, 1S, 1B; Payton Narezny 1S; Meagan Vandersleen 2S; Sonya Bergin 1G; Kim Carter 1G; Alexa Narezny 1S, 1B; Maggie Scott 2S; Charlie Buxton 1G; Owen McCullough 1S; Sam Buxton 2S; MacKenzie Nolan 1S; and Brooke Beauchamp 1S. Juliana Griese and Megan Coad are missing from the photo.

The Renfrew Timberwolves posted a huge 6-4 victory over the Arnprior Packers in Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League play Sunday night. Jordan Dempster snapped a 4-4 deadlock on a Wolves powerplay with 8:51 remaining, and then secured the Renfrew triumph with an empty-net marker at the Nick Smith Centre. The win put the Wolves in position to clinch a Valley Division playoff spot with a win or tie Tuesday night in Shawville. However, that game was postponed for a third time. The first time was because of a snow storm. Then, the ice was booked for figure skating, and now, no referees. The game has been rescheduled for Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in Shawville. Despite not playing Tuesday, the Wolves clinched a playoff spot when the Stittsville Royals lost 8-4 to the Ottawa Canadians.

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A DAY ON THE SLOPES The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) together with Calabogie Peaks Resort held their seventh annual ski day for Community Living Renfrew County South clients from Renfrew and Arnprior. Twenty-six individuals plus 28 support staff and volunteers challenged the slopes. Above, Clare Kenopic, right, enjoys a trip down the hill with assistance from Christien O’Shea.


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KNIGHTS DISTRICT FREE THROW CHAMPIONS The Knights of Columbus held their District 44 free throw competition Feb. 7 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic High School gymnasium. The event featured participants representing the Renfrew, Eganville and Arnprior areas. From left are the girls winners ages 9 to 14, Krista Carignan, Eganville; Jessie Bryson, Arnprior; Grace Geymonat, Renfrew; Alyssa Sparling, Arnprior; Vanessa Hartwig, Eganville and Kim Carter, Renfrew. Standing are boys winners 9 to 13, Ethan Prange, Cobden; Kreed Knox, Eganville; Jack Hodson, Eganville; Liam Ready, Arnprior; and Simon Rowat, Renfrew. All advance to the regional level in Ottawa.

The two third-period goals completed a hat trick for Dempster. J.J. Hart, Anthony Rea and Colin Bradbury had singles for Renfrew. Jesse Riopelle added a pair of assists while netminder Richard Barr blocked 26 shots to land the victory. The Wolves pelted 48 shots the way of Packers goalkeeper Mike Cheslock. Cody Janes, Parker Davies, Matt Crozier and Casey Doner scored for Arnprior. The teams were deadlocked 2-2 and 3-3 at period intervals of the entertaining, see-saw contest. The Wolves also halted Arnprior’s 21-game undefeated streak (20-0-and-1) with the victory. See WOLVES, Page 36

Calabogie Adoptive Skiing co-ordinator Clay Dawdy, left, leads Michael Farr on a sit-ski. Specialized equipment included sit-skis for participants who require wheelchairs or who have mobility problems, ski bras and spreader bars (stabilizing attachments for skis), and tethers to control skier speed.

NHL Alumni roster filling up for RMHA fundraiser Things are starting to take shape for the NHL Alumni Tour, which makes a stop in Renfrew Sunday, March 18 to take on the Renfrew Minor Hockey All-Stars. Some of the names appearance for the 2 p.m. contest at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre include goaltender Mark Laforest, Bill Derlago, Dan Daoust, Lou Franceschetti, Dennis Maruk, Mike Krushelnyski, Marty McSorley, Mike Pelyk, Rick Vaive and the game’s referee, Dave Hutchison. There will also be some Ottawa Alumni members yet to be determined.

Walter Gretzky is the honourary coach of the NHL squad. Walter was in town a few years ago for the Big Bike for Heart and Stroke. He should be in for an easy victory since Kevin the Bear Regan and Bob Dillabough are rumoured to be coaching the local team. Lacing up the skates for Renfrew will be local people from different walks of life, community members, people in

healthcare, teachers, business people, and the like. The final lineup should be known by next week. Fans will be treated to a skills competition featuring the world-class players, as well as hilarious on-ice practical jokes. Proceeds from the game are going to a good cause, the Renfrew Minor Hockey Association. By purchasing your tickets, you will be helping your’s or a neighbour’s kids. Tickets will be available at Benson Autoparts, the Ma-TeWay canteen, the recreation centre, and through the RMHA website www.renfrewmi- Like clockwork: I now know how long it takes to get out of my car, unlock the front door, and get to the television set. Seventeen seconds. They were about to drop the puck for overtime on the Senators radio broadcast Saturday afternoon as I got out of the car. When I walked into the house, the Oilers were mobbing Taylor Hall following his overtime game winner. * * * Darryl Sittler’s 10-point night came at the expense of Boston

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Juvenile, Atom Timberwolves win tournaments PETER CLARK

The Renfrew Juvenile Timberwolves put together an impressive string of games Feb. 3-5 weekend, winning four and tying one to bring home top honours from the Don Mott Classic in Manotick. Included were 9-3 and 4-2 wins over the Osgoode Rideau Senators, the team Renfrew is battling for top spot with in the Lanark-Carleton Minor Hockey League. Renfrew’s 4-2 win came in the final. The Wolves also outscored the Ottawa East Cobras 9-6 and defeated the Leitrim Hawks 6-2. They also tied a second Leitrim Hawks team 2-2. Joel Blemkie had five goals in the tournament, including one in the final. Mitchell Jamieson, Phil Carter and Chris Douglas scored four goals. Two Jamieson markers came in the final, while Carter had a hat trick in the preceding contest. Douglas added a two-goal game. Joel Corbin pulled the trigger three times, and Ryan Cuthill, Craig Leclerc and Jared Riopelle twice. Devin Clouthier, Neil Perrault, Bradley Oattes and defenceman Adam Scott collected singles. Scott scored in the final. Blake Schwartz and Simon Shaw shared netminding duties for the Renfrew squad. Schwartz had the shutout

and Carter two goals in a 4-0 win over Richmond in Lanark-Carleton league play Friday. Ryan Cuthill and Chris Douglas added singles. Curtis Millar collected three assists. Brett Riopelle had two goals, Carter and Perrault singles in a 4-1 win over West Carleton Saturday. Shaw backstopped the win. On Sunday, the Juve Wolves completed a three-game winning weekend with a 10-0 whitewashing of Carleton Place. Joel Blemkie (2G, 3A) and Brad Oattes (2G, 2A) had two goals. Jared Riopelle, Nick Sparling, Chris Douglas, Ryan Cuthill, Joel Corbin and Stephen Cuthill collected singles. Schwartz had the shutout. The Juvenile Wolves meet Richmond in a playoff game Friday at 8:30 p.m. The Atom Timberwolves also won four games en route to capturing the Prescott tournament on the first weekend in February. Simon Rose had eight goals and Thomas Barber, Matthew Finan and Crawford Leavoy each as the Wolves overcame an early 4-2 setback to the Pontiac Lions with wins over Metcalfe-Russell 4-1, Muskrat 5-1, Arnprior 2-0 and Nepean 1-0. Jacob Miller had the two shutouts while Tyson Johnston logged two wins in three starts. The Wolves also tied Valley Storm 2-2 in league play. Tan-

ton Landriault and Thomas Barber scored. The Atom Wolves blanked Arnprior in game one of the playoffs 4-0. Miller had the shutout and Crawford Leavoy two goals. Simon Rose and Thomas Barber added singles. The Peewee Wolves opened their four-point opening round playoff series with a 5-0 win over Deep River. Alex Paquette had three goals and Ben Scheuneman and Jared Burnette singles. Cameron Iob earned the shutout. The Peewee Wolves were also finalists in the Carleton Place tournament. The Wolves snapped Cornwall’s 44-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory, and topped league-rival Pembroke 3-1 before dropping a 3-0 decision to the host Mississippi Thunder Kings. Goal scorers were Zach Moran had two goals. Singles came from Nicholas Fleguel, Scheuneman, Paquette and Burnette. Iob went the distance between the pipes. The Minor Midget Wolves were in Cornwall where they lost 8-1 to the Ottawa Sting, blanked South Grenville 2-0 on Chloe Eady’s fourth shutout, and fell 6-1 to Stittsville. Cody Corbin, Adam Martin, Mike Bradley and Jonathan Vezina had Renfrew goals. The Minor Midget Wolves will meet Arnprior in the playoffs.

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Cartman carts off gold HARRY SMITH RAWC

Renfrew Amateur Wrestlers Club members travelled to St. Catharines for the 2012 provincial championships Feb. 3 and 4. They were led by Jake Cartman’s gold medal winning performance. Other top finishers are James Foran,

fourth; Brittany Smith and Brandon McDonald, both fifth; and Ida Yates-Lavery and Lily LaFont, both sixth. Just off the podium were Molly McFarlane, Sarah Malatesta, Devin Tabbert, Bryson Lines, Nathaniel Smith, Angel Smith, Taylor Mayotte, Craig Hedden and Athens Mitchell. Taylor Cameron was sidelined by injury.

Two Renfrew high school teams could be on a collision course. The Renfrew Collegiate Raiders and St. Joseph’s Jaguars both advanced through Tuesday’s Renfrew County junior girls volleyball preliminary playoff tournament. RCI topped the previously unbeaten Fellowes Falcons 3-1 but lost to the Madawaska Valley District Wolves 3-1 at Fellowes. The Jaguars defeated the Mackenzie Mustangs but fell to the host Bishop Smith Crusaders, also by 3-1 margins. St. Joseph’s meets Fellowes in one semifinal while the Raiders challenge Bishop Smith in the other this morning at Fellowes High School in Pembroke. The winners battle for the Renfrew County title at 1 p.m.


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Fulton’s Construction in tournament final The only thing that kept B.R. Fulton Construction from winning the Arnprior peewee house hockey tournament last weekend was Stittsville. Fulton’s lost two games to the Royals, 2-1 in the round-robin, and 5-0 in the final. The Renfrew team won its other three contests, 3-1 over West Carleton, 3-0 over Ottawa West and 5-0 over Campbellford. Brandon Hanniman had four goals, and Braeden Mackin and Nicholas Wright three each in the tournament. Brendan Barber and Dawson Brown tabbed singles. Connery Campbell posted his ninth shutout of 2011-12 and Carter At-

kins his seventh. Atkins also posted the goose egg in Fulton’s 0-0 deadlock with Eganville in regular-season play, plus his eighth shutout of the season in Sunday’s first game of the playoffs. Hunter Gilchrist, Dawson Brown and Darin Verch scored as Fulton’s stopped Pembroke 3-0. Petawawa edged Renfrew Metro 2-1 in the first game of the novice playoffs. Ryan Kulesky scored. Jonathan Roach was in goal for Metro. Arnprior doubled Barker’s Collision Centre 4-2 in the atom loop. Ethan White and Kelson Hart scored in support of goaltender

Brody Byce. Canadian Tire downed Barker’s Collision Centre 3-1 in an all-Renfrew atom playoff matchup. Summer Simons earned the goaltending win. She got offensive support from Connor Zohr, Tommy MacAskill and Brady Limlaw. Hart replied for Barker’s. Byce was in goal. Braedon Vincent posted the shutout and Nick Hazen fired home a hat trick in Budget Roofing’s 5-0 bantam win over Pembroke. Brad Shean and Justin Visinski added singles. Evan Zohr chipped in with three assists. Go to for more.

Continued from Page 33 The Wolves Scott Conroy was named the Valley Division’s rookie-of-theyear for 2011-12 at the Metro-Valley awards banquet at the Walter Baker Sports Centre in Ottawa last Saturday. Tim LeBlanc and Doug Miller shared the top trainer honour for the Valley. On the ice, the Valley Division won both ends of the All-Star Classic over their Metro counterparts. The Prospect won 7-6 in

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OLD ANTIQUE FURNITURE, old advertising coca-cola, Mountain Dew, old gas and oil items, toys, decoys, old postcards, old Halloween and Christmas items. Call Sheryl MacKenzie at 613-432-4909 WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE scrap cars Will pay $100 - $150 even up to $200, depending on types. Picked up free. 613-432-3464 or cell 613-432-0449 PETS

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN CLASSES Call Wags & Whiskers Puppy Kindergarten for well-behaved and socialized puppy. Tena and Ian, 613-623-6200 FIREWOOD

MIXED HARDWOOD 8’ lengths, excellent quality, by the tandem load. We also purchase standing timber and hard or soft pulp wood, land and lot clearing, tree trimming, and outdoor furnace wood available. Call 613-432-2286

613-649-2631 PETS

DOG SITTING. Experienced retired breeder providing lots of TLC. My home. Smaller dogs only. References available. $17-$20 daily. M a r g 613-721-1530. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Germany and Czech, World Champion Bloodlines, Sable and Black and tan. Ready to go to new homes, March 10th. 613-622-5599 CARS FOR SALE

7 YEAR OLD Toyota Echo, standard, beautiful little car for sale, $3,200 firm. One owner, Viewings 388 Joffre after that call 613-433-5829 HOUSES FOR RENT

ARNPRIOR, Beautiful waterfront home, 2 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath. Swimming, fishing, boating, Available March 1st, $2200/month plus utilities. 613-623-1872 www.arnprior Available March 1st Arnprior 3 Bedroom townhouse, 5 appliances, 1.5 bathroom, finished basement, Central Air, Gas fireplace. 1200.00 per month + utilities 613-623-8164 AVAILABLE NOW, Small 3-bedroom bungalow. 74 Kasaboski Road off Pinnacle. Oil furnace. Pets welcome. $600/month plus utilities. 613-432-5298 Renfrew - 2 bedroom Garden Home with attached garage. A/C and gas heat. Appliances included. References required. No pets, nonsmoking. Available April 1st. $1000/mo + utilities. Call 514-404-8359.

NEWLY RENOVATED 3-bedroom house, located on quiet street, close to hospital. New gas, heat & hot water. Beautifully landscaped yard with large deck, private paved drive and small garage. Hardwood, laminate throughout. Available March or April. $975+utilities. First and last required. 613-432-5177 Ask for Lisa APARTMENTS FOR RENT

1 Bedroom apartment for Rent, $500.00 plus utilities, Huge yard, Parkg available. 1st and last required, Available January 1st. 613-432-5566 1 BEDROOM apartment in clean, quiet building. $575 +$125 for shared heat, hydro and water. Available March 1st, 613-623-9651 1 BEDROOM, main floor apartment, quiet and secure, all utilities included. Parking, fridge, and stove included. Located at 167 Lisgar Ave. Call Dan V i s n e s k i e 613 - 4 3 3 - 4 9 9 8 $695+month. Available April 1, 2012. 2 BEDROOM apartment, Renfrew available, March 1st, 2 baths, large deck and porch, parking, washer & dryer. $700/month plus gas and hydro. 613-432-6441 252 JOHN St N, ARNPRIOR 2 blocks from hospital, 2-bedroom apartment available, renovated, clean, quiet, safe, pet-friendly, includes parking, locker, fridge, stove, hood fan, 613-299-7501, Tony 6 ELGIN ST W ARNPRIOR Corner of Elgin & Daniel, large 2-bedroom apartment, 2nd-floor, renovated, clean, quiet, safe, pet-friendly, includes parking, fridge, stove, hood-fan, 613-299-7501 Tony ARNPRIOR ALWAYS CLEAN, MODERN Secure 1&2 Bedroom apts. on First Avenue. Fridge, stove, parking incl. Discounts for mature tenants. 623-8537 after 6pm



AVAILABLE NOW, 2bedroom apt. in Arnprior includes fridge, stove, heat and parking. tenant pays hydro. $785/month. First and last required. Please call 613-800-4338 or text 613-433-8289

ONE BEDROOM, large clean apartment, second floor. 306 Stewart Street, Renfrew. Private entrance, parking, fridge, stove and air conditioning. No smoking, no pets. Seniors preferred. $600/month plus hyBACHELOR APT for dro. First and last rent rent, $650/month, 130 r e q u i r e d . John Street N, 613-432-7026 613-623-2216 day, 613-623-4578 eve- RENFREW 1 bedroom ning. apt for rent, completely renovated, new appliBRIGHT, Well-main- ances, walk to downtained, non-smoking, 2 town, no pets. Ideal for bedroom apartment, senior or mature adult, Call $690+hydro with park- $620+hydro. ing for 1 car. 613-791-4272 613-620-7278 RENFREW 2 BEDCLEAN, QUIET, 2 BED- ROOM APT. quiet senROOM Apt, 61 Sulli- ior bldg. Laundry, 1st non-smoking, van Cres, Arnprior floor, Avail March 1st, in- Available immediately. cludes heat, water, Call 613-432-4909 fridge, stove and parking. Laundry on site. SECOND FLOOR, 1 $725 Info bedroom apartment 819-661-0638 available March 1st,2012. Located 80 Street.N. COBDEN, 1 bedroom John apartment, second $700/month. Includes floor, spacious living fridge, stove, air condiroom and kitchen, park- tioning, heat, water, and ing and laundry on site, washer&dryer no smoking. parking. First & last month rent required. 613-851-4630 Jim Mulvihill LARGE 1 bedroom, 613-623-3123. Referdowntown Arnprior, ences will be requested appliances, hardwood floors, heat included, TWO BEDROOM APT Available Feb. 1st, for rent, central loca$ 6 4 0 / m o n t h . tion, renovated, first and last months rent re613-601-4497 quired, references, LARGE 2 bedroom, $725 includes hydro. downtown Arnprior, Non-smoking, no pets. call hardwood floors, appli- Please ances included, 613-623-6738 available March 1st, VERY LARGE 2 bed$725. 613-601-4497 room, separate dining LARGE BRIGHT, 2 bed- room, eat-in kitchen, room, 5 minutes from large deck and yard, town. Finished loft for parking, central air, additional bedroom or clean, Available immeextra storage. Private diately or March 1st. entrance with large $925. 613-304-2377 deck. Includes fridge and stove. Separate WHITE LAKE VILLAGE, room with washer & 15 minutes from Arnpridryer hook-up. or, renovated 1-bed$650/month. Hydro room +sunroom, 2nd extra. No pets, no floor, $650, clean, smoking. Available quiet, secure, pet-friendMarch 1. Call ly, non-smoking, includes parking, fridge, 613-432-9486 stove, hood fan, locker, NEWLY renovated 2 common room with firebedroom apartment, place, outdoor patio, ground floor, private 613-299-7501 entrance in Haley Station. Heat included. No smoking, no pets, $625/month. Phone 613 - 4 3 2 - 615 6 . Available Immediately


APARTMENTS IN SECURE BUILDING • Bright One & Two bedroom units with fridge, stove, carpeting throughout, elevator, ground floor laundry room , balconies on 2nd & 3rd floors, walk-out patio on ground floor, free parking with outdoor outlet. • Central location Please respectfully, no pets, no smokers! Campbell View & Campbell Place, Robert Street, Arnprior


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

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FOUND, Rifle scope on Ferguslea Road. Call 613-432-3319

LOST Sterling Silver Family ring. Sentimental value. Turnbull Crest. If found please call 613-623-5282 MUSIC, DANCE INSTRUCTIONS

WORLD CLASS DRUMMER (of Five Man Electrical Band) is now accepting students. Private lessons, limited enrollment, free consultation. Call Steve, 613-831-5029.


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ONE BEDROOM apartment, main floor with private entrance, fridge, stove and parking. No pets or smoking. 1st and last months rent required. Available March 1, 2012. Gas and hydro extra, $475. 613-432-4387 or 613-432-6941 (references)


DON’T LET YOUR SHIRLEY’S PAST LIMIT YOUR CLEANING FUTURE! Guaranteed SERVICE Criminal Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, Af- Call today for a free estimate. fordable. Our A+ BBB 613-623-7013. Rating assures EMCell 613-978-3788 PLOYMENT/TRAVEL, FREEDOM. Call for you FREE INFORMACHILD CARE TION BOOKLET. 1-8NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) BABYSITTER, Full time and Part-time. Infants and tots welcome. Hours 7 am - 5pm, Mon-Fri. Snacks and COURSES lunch provided. Close to Queen E School. Have CPR, receipts and WELDING LESSONS references available. made fast and easy. Call Alicia Saturday classes, be- 613-433-9750 ginners welcome. Hand on experience. Learn ANNOUNCEMENTS ARC, M.I.G. cutting techniques, theory. Certificate Course, Tax deW E D D I N G S , ductible. BAPTISMS & Funerals, (613)432-7932 location of your choice. Bob Nigro Also available small weddings, my home, weekdays. The Rev. ACCOUNTANTS Alan Gallichan. 613-726-0400.


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Snowmobile racing fans will be flocking to the Benson Sports Oval in Eganville Feb. 24 through 26 to take in one of the biggest weekends annually in the Ottawa Valley. The Eganville Sno-Drifters Snowmobile Club hosts the 38th Miwel Construction-Toromont Cat Bonnechere Cup and Canadian Vintage Championship. The 2012 Bonnechere Cup champion will be crowned around 4 p.m. Sunday. Jacques Villeneuve is the defending champion, having won it for an unprecedented eighth time in 2011.


$$MONEY$$ Consolidate Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage # 1 0 9 6 9 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 8 2 - 11 6 9 www.mor MORTGAGES 1ST & 2ND /L.O.C. Private Funds Available Credit Problems? I have solutions. Please contact Jack Ronson 1-855-847-7337 Metro City Mortgages, Belleville. Licence#M08004515 Broker#10202 SERVICES

!!A-1!! ARNPRIOR, Dump runs, Branches small tree removal. Appliance removal (smallfee), Moving available with trailer. Support Your Locals. Fast Service. Marc 613-889-9768, or 613-623-9768, Arnprior ACCOUNTING


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SEND A LOAD to the EVENTS dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to think about a yard waste. SHOWCASE isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it. 613-256-4613 SHOWCASE 2012 coming April 20, 21, 22 at the Petawawa Civic Centre. Join us. doug@showcasein ARRIE or LEAN JANITORIAL www.showcaseinp for information

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SHOWCASE 2012 Check out our website for our first list of Exhibitors. Join us!! www.showcaseinp or doug@showcasein Township of Admaston/Bromley POLICE SERVICES BOARD Monthly Meeting. Tuesday February 21st at 7:30 pm at the Township Office, 477 Stone Road. Public is Welcome!

ESTHETICS OR HAIRSTYLING Positions are now available at an Arnprior Salon. Please send resume to Box B, 35 Opeongo Road, Renfrew, ON, K7V 2T2

FULL TIME / PART TIME Breakfast cook, apply in person at Mama Rosaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, Arnprior. FULL-TIME POSITION Available. 6 am - 2 pm. No experience needed. Will train. Job consists of Baking, & some food prep & customer service. Apply in person with resume to The Bonnechere Bakery, Downtown Renfrew.

Territory Sales Representative Direct Target Promotions, ( Established in 1989 is the largest Canadian Publisher of Direct Mail Publications with over 35 million copies printed annually in the greater Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal and Ottawa areas. We require an ambitious, selfmotivated, team player with outstanding communication & interpersonal skills to participate in our growth and expansion into the Ottawa regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market. The ideal candidate would have more than 3 years experience in advertising sales or similar. Strong skills at developing new accounts and maintaining existing accounts with proven professional sales techniques are essential. The successful candidate will enjoy a rewarding career & excellent compensation package of salary, expenses and incentives. Car is a must. Email resume to


Community Living Renfrew County South Summer Students Community Living Renfrew County South is a charitable, non-proďŹ t organization that provides services and supports to people with developmental disabilities. We are currently accepting applications for students interested in summer employment, assisting children and youth in a structured camp program. The positions would begin June 21st continuing through to the end of August, with a work week of 35 to 40 hours. Positions are available in Arnprior and in Renfrew. Experience working with people with developmental disabilities is an asset. Our summer positions are supported through Government initiative programs and have eligibility requirements which include full time schooling attendance for the current year with plans to return to full time school in the fall. Community Living Renfrew County South is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are available from our Renfrew location at 326 Raglan St. S., our Arnprior location at 106 McGonigal St. W. Unit 100, and also printable from our website Deadline for applications is March 8th, 2012. Only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Please mail, drop off, or fax your completed application to: Community Living Renfrew County South, P.O. Box 683, 326 Raglan St. S Renfrew ON K7V 4E7 Attention: Human Resources. Fax # 613-432-9465 ((&&',





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ESTATE CLEAN OUT Stittsville Lions Hall Sat Feb 18. Admission $5, 6am Fill 2 Grocery Bags for $40, 8am, Fill 2 Bags For $20, 1pm Fill 2 Bags FREE! 2PM 500 Lot Auction of Neat Stuff Found: Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry, Books, Tools and more!

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Part-time volunteer Front Desk Administrator required immediately for busy community radio station. Hours are 9am to 4pm one day a week. Wednesday is the preferable day, but we can negotiate. Applicant must be proficient in typing and have a knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and the Internet. Applicant will be responsible for cashier duties including purchases of merchandise at the radio station. A pleasant personality that is comfortable dealing with the public is also a requirement. Send resume to

RENFREW MAIN STREET Business looking for a part-time office GARAGE SALES bookkeeper, 20 hours YARD SALES / 4 mornings a week. Box B, 35 Opeongo Road W, Renfrew, On, THE MAIN STREET K7V 2T2 MARKETPLACE 167 Raglan Street Downtown Renfrew WORK OPPORTUis hosting an NITIES. Enjoy chilINDOOR GARAGE dren? In Florida, New SALE Every weekend York, California, Bosfrom Saturday February ton, all USA. Salary, 11 - Sunday March 31. airfare, medical providLimited Space -Book ed plus more. your stall now!! Satur- Available: Spain, Holday only $25. Full land, China, Etc... weekend $40. GET A Teaching in Korea - DifSTART ON YOUR ferent benefits apply. SPRING CLEANING!! Summer camps in EuFor more details call rope. Call Mel Blimkie, A Sense of 1-902-422-1455 or C o u n t r y email scotiap@ns.sym613-433-9925


KANATA LEGION BINGO, Sundays, 1:00pm. 70 Hines Road. For info, 613-592-5417.

EARN UP TO $28/hour, Undercover Shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. Experience not required. If you can shop -you are qualified!

EXPERIENCED SALES Representative wanted for Bonneville Modular Homes in Arnprior Office, 82 Calabogie Road off Hwy. 17. Bilingualism is a requirement. For info call Gilbert Cordeau, 819-771-6960


BRUCE RENOVATIONS (Est. 1992) Kitchens and baths, crown, chair rail, tiling, TRUE Advice! TRUE painting and repairs. Clarity! Call Bruce Sully, TRUE Psychics! Home: 613-623-2561 1-877-342-3032 or Cell: 613-818-1113 1-900-528-6256 or Mobile #3563 (18+) CARPENTRY, REPAIRS, 3.19/min. Rec Rooms, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates, 25 years experience. BINGO 613-832-2540 PSYCHIC angel Guided Readings: Home, Health, Life, Love, Financial and more. In Arnprior by Natalie 613-622-7695




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The Upper Ottawa Valley Petite B ringette girls had a very successful weekend in Kingston at the annual Kingston Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tournament. An outstanding effort got the girls to the final on Sunday against Ottawa, and came away with silver medals. In front is Marydith White; first row, Ail Reinhart, Ashley Hubert, Camryn McCallum, Georgia Clemmer, Jamie Broome, Sarah Christinck; and back row, assistant coach Scott Hubert, Katie Hall, Dani Kubiseski, Madison Stroud, coach Mel Clemmer, trainer April Gillan and manager Laurie Stroud. UOV plays in the West Ottawa tournament this weekend.

Full time, Part time Help wanted for newly staff positions available. opening restaurant. Cooks, experienced Smart serve Students welcome. Waitress & bar tenders. Days, evenings and Dish washers, house weekends. Renfrew Dairy Queen Fax resume 613-433-9806





Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line-up of activity starts when the clubhouse opens at 1 p.m. There will be hot lapping, weather and track conditions permitting, at 1 p.m. Admission is free. The Bonnechere Cup swings into high gear on Saturday. Engines get revved up for 10 a.m. when racing starts. A Saturday concert features the music of Larry Berrio at the Eganville Legion. The annual official opening ceremonies take place Sunday at noon A weekend pass costs $30, a day pass is $20, while kids 11 and under see the action for $5 per day.

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Major ski races at Peaks ANN LEFEBVRE

Calabogie Ski Race Club

Calabogie Ski Racing Club, in partnership with Calabogie Peaks, hosted a well-run and wellattended K1 speed camp from Feb. 2 to 4, culminating in a GS race on Feb. 5. A speed camp is set up to allow the athletes to train in a safe environment. Because the designated run is closed off from the rest of the hill,

the racers ski to their maximum speed as safely as possible. Some of these 11- and 12-yearold racers reached speeds of 65 kilometres an hour. The athletes also learned how to pick a better line to get closer to the gates, and how to ski Super G and GS. The participants, who came from ski clubs all over eastern Ontario and western Quebec, thoroughly enjoyed themselves and improved their skiing technique at the same time. Calabogie’s athletes participated in the speed camp and in the race on Sunday. The girls had solid runs. Out of 52 competitors, Lauren Campbell-Brunke

(Renfrew) posted her best-ever time, coming in eighth after the first run. However, a crash on the second run prevented her from hanging on to that place. Sophia Tan (Kanata) came in 19th, Jessica Earle (Greely) 39th, and Alexandra Kerr (Kemptville) 40th. Jenna Wissing (Kanata), Emma Schreider (Kingston), and Lauren Ferguson (Carp) also raced. In the boys division, racing against 65 competitors, Alex Duff (Pembroke) snagged the bronze medal, and Jack Hamilton (Burnstown) was 46th. Sammy Duff (Pembroke) did not finish his first run, but had the


second fastest time on the second. Fynn Guckes (Calabogie) and Travis Reid (Kingston) also raced. The K1 racers are looking forward to their next race, a slalom at Edelweiss on Feb. 19. Calabogie Peaks was the site for another race on Feb. 12: the I2 GS. After returning from a twoday race Feb. 4-5 at Le Relais Ski Hill in Quebec City, the I2 racers competed on their own territory, with spectacular results. Four of the boys ended the race in the top 10. Sean Swayze (Braeside) picked up a silver medal, Jack Alexander (Carp) was hot on his heels in fifth place, Sam Alex-

ander (Carp) was right behind in sixth, and Zach Wroe (Burnstown) came in eighth. Alyssa Steggall (Stittsville) was 17th in the girls division. First-year racers also continued to show improvement. In a field of 56, Tyler Lefebvre (Calabogie) was 23rd, Connor Allen (Manotick) 25th, Wesley Matthews (Calabogie) 27th, Evan Sharma (Kingston) 38th, Alex Wroe (Burnstown) 39th, and Carson Lefebvre (Calabogie) 45th. The I2s have a weekend off before travelling to Vorlage for a slalom event. K2s and juniors are in the Art Tommy Memorial Race at Mont St-Marie Feb 18-19.



The Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital Corporation has been providing quality health care services to the community for 60 years, and oversees a fully accredited community hospital, nursing home and medical center.

Nurse Manager, Emergency & Operating Suite and Central Sterilization and Reprocessing Full–Time The Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital is located in the town of Arnprior, less than 30 minutes northwest of Ottawa. There are approximately 300 staff, 260 volunteers, and a growing number of medical staff providing exemplary care to over 30,000 residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and portions of Mississippi Mills. Reporting to the Vice President of Patient & Resident Services/Chief Nursing Officer, the Nurse Manager, Emergency & Operating Suite and CSR provides exemplary leadership, vision and direction in the departments and will establish collaborative working relationships throughout the organization. You will also be responsible for providing effective, efficient and safe patient services through human, environmental and financial resources management. As an experienced leader in the nursing field, you have demonstrated excellence in communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a sound knowledge/ understanding of hospital policies and procedures, relative legislation, collective agreements, and College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Nursing Practice. You also have the proven ability to manage effectively in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment. In addition to the above attributes, you have a current RN registration with CNO, a university Degree in Nursing, a minimum of 3-5 years of clinical experience in emergency nursing and operating suite nursing and be a member of relevant professional associations. A Masters degree would be considered an asset.

OUR VISION WE ARE THE COMPANY THAT SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONS COME TO FIRST FOR SOLUTIONS TO THEIR PHARMACEUTICAL OUTSOURCING NEEDS! At Pillar5 Pharma, we know that quality products come from quality people, so we’re always on the lookout for great talent. If we don’t have a position available immediately, we can still talk about future plans and possibilities. Whether you’re currently looking for a new challenge or just curious about what we do, we hope you’ll spend some time getting to know us better. Want to know what it’s like to work here? Have questions about our products and services? We invite you to check us out at We currently have immediate openings for the following positions: u Production Mechanic (Permanent, full-time) u Process Engineer (Permanent, full-time) u Accounting Manager (Permanent, full-time) u Buyer/Planner (6 to 12 month contract) And, we’re growing! To meet future business projections, we are also inviting applications for the following positions: u Production Team Leaders u Lab Analysts u Technical Services Project Managers u Business Analyst/SAP Specialists u Temporary Production Support (includes Packagers, Material Handlers, Warehouse Personnel) What we do! Pillar5 Pharma (a former Pfizer site with a 50 year legacy of success) provides high quality contract manufacturing services to Pharmaceutical and Consumer Health markets throughout the world. How we work! We believe that collaboration, trust and loyalty are the pillars of business and employee relationships. We take our corporate values seriously – Quality, Integrity, Teamwork, Respect, Customer Focus, Leadership. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please submit a resume in person at 365 Madawaska Blvd, Arnprior, Ontario or by e-mail to: We appreciate all interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. 330993

Applications will be accepted up to and including Monday February 27, 2012. Please submit to: Human Resources, Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital Corporation, 350 John Street North, Arnprior, ON K7S 2P6. Email: Fax: (613) 623-4844 We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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COME SHARE IN OUR SUCCESS! Imagine working with an industry leader where excellence in client satisfaction and expertise in our niche market is the standard. DUE TO OUR CONTINUED GROWTH WE ARE LOOKING FOR Full Time and Elect-To-Work Certified Industrial Millwrights, Welder/Fitters and Pipefitters (Minimum 5 Years Experience Required) Elect-To-Work is defined as being able to accept or decline work when offered without discipline and is subject to the availability of work. We are looking for results oriented tradespeople who have in-depth knowledge of their trade and who are capable of assuming bottom line responsibilities in the pursuit of excellence and delivery. Our environment is fast paced and results driven. Our team is energetic, intelligent and hardworking. Our company places a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day. What’s In It For You r)FBMUIBOE%FOUBM#FOFñUTr5SBJOJOHBOE0UIFS5PPMTBOE3FTPVSDFTGPS4VDDFTT r"EWBODFNFOU0QQPSUVOJUJFTr$PNQFUJUJWF4BMBSZr1SPñU4IBSJOH APPLY AT: or fax your resume to: 613-283-8649 no later than February 24, 2012 We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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The Renfrew Junior Raiders passed their first playoff test Monday afternoon. The Raiders â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who actually finished fourth in a highly competitive junior boys basketball division despite a 7-and-2 record â&#x20AC;&#x201C; turned back the Mackenzie Mustangs 46-41 in the Renfrew County quarterfinal at the Grant Gymnasium. Josh Thero had 17 points for RCI. Cocoach Roger Poirier said the team got leadership from Blair MacKenzie. It was also a breakout game for Skylar Kluke, the coach added. The Junior Raiders defeated Fellowes 38-30 and Opeongo 45-41 in final regular-


season games. The Raiders travelled to Arnprior for the county semifinal Tuesday. The Senior Raiders (8-and-1) locked up second place in the Upper Ottawa Valley Secondary Schools Athletic Association with an impressive 76-51 win over the two-time defending champion Fellowes Feb. 7. Coach Adam Noack said it an impressive performance. Jacob Crilly notched 27 points while Josh Hudsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stats line read 16 points and 10 rebounds. Cooper Brown added 13 points and six rebounds, and Gord Gaddess an effective seven assists.

Crilly bagged 27 points for the second time in 24 hours to lead RCI past the Opeongo Wildcats 64-44. Gaddess added 11 points and TC Fraser 10. The Raiders hosted Fellowes in Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semifinal. The Raiders (4-and-5) lost to host Madawaska and Bishop Smith, and defeated General Panet 3-0 in senior girls volleyball action Feb. 8 RCI also blanked the St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jaguars 3-0, buoyed by the play of Maddie Kubiseski and Julie Gaddess at the Grant Gymnasium Thursday. The Junior Raiders (5-and-4) lost matches to Madawaska and Bishop


Smith (15-13 in game five), but also pieced together some of their best volleyball of the 2011-12 season to beat General Panet and St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, both by 3-1 margins, to earn the final playoff spot. Playoffs in both divisions took place Tuesday. Semifinal and championship games are today. The Raiders hosted the alpine ski and snowboard race at Calabogie Peaks on Friday. Jason Fleury was first and Louis Blimkie second in snowboarding. The boys team won gold and the girls bronze. RCI had an individual bronze from Tyler Gervais. The Raider girls won gold and the boys bronze.


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At the Renfrew Legion Hall On February 18th At 8 pm We want your presence, not your presents. No gifts please.

February 16, 2012 - The Renfrew Mercury - EMC

Renfrew Collegiate Junior Raiders advance to boys hoops semifinal

The Renfrew Mercury - EMC - February 16, 2012


Jaguars win quarterfinal encounters PETER CLARK

Both St. Joseph’s basketball teams advanced through the Renfrew County quarterfinal round with victories Monday afternoon. Evan Naismith drained 19 points to lead the Junior Jag-

uars to a 37-27 victory over Fellowes at the high school gymnasium. With the win, the Junior Jaguars advanced to take on Opeongo in the semifinal Tuesday afternoon. The Senior Jaguars did their damage on the road. A conscientious effort at both ends of the floor led St. Joseph’s past the Mackenzie Mustangs 39-31 in Deep River. Brett Riopelle jammed home 20 points. The Jaguars met the Arnprior Redmen in Tuesday’s county semifinal. Jaguar teams narrowly

missed coming away from Deep River with a pair of boys basketball victories in regular-season play Feb. 7. The Junior Jaguars got 10 points from Trevor Vooght in a 44-37 win over the Mustangs. Chris McClure added eight points and Hayden McIntyre seven. Mackenzie escaped with a 33-29 triumph in the senior clash. Brett Riopelle and Josh Lamourie canned eight points, and Josh Naismith and Dan Charbonneau six. The Jaguars also took on, and swept the Opeongo Wildcats at the St. Joseph’s gym-


nasium last Thursday. The Junior Jaguars (7-and2) pulled out a 41-38 triumph on the strength of Evan Naismith’s 13 points and a dozen from McIntyre. The Senior Jaguars (5-and4) rode a 25-point effort from Brett Riopelle to a 43-25 outrunning of the Wildcats. The Junior Jaguar girls volleyball team finished the regular season at 5-and-4 despite a 3-1 setback to the Renfrew Collegiate Raiders last week. At 2-and-7, the Senior Jaguars failed in their bid to make the playoffs. RCI topped St. Joseph’s 3-0.

Road becomes unfriendly The St. Joseph’s Jaguars came up one game short of a trip to the Renfrew County final in both Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletics boys basketball divisions. The Senior Jaguars lost 78-41 Tuesday to the Redmen in Arnprior. Brett Riopelle had 16 points and Josh Lamourie nine for St. Joseph’s. The Opeongo Wildcats scored a 49-40 triumph over the Junior Jaguars. The Renfrew Legion is the site of a dart tournament on Saturday, Feb. 25. Teams of two women and two men. Cost is $40 per team. Registration 10 a.m., starts at 11 a.m. Prizes are based on number of teams. Contact Lianne at 613-432-0698 or Sheila at 613-433-9379.



THANK YOU The family of the late James Dorion would like to express sincere gratitude to friends, neighbours, and members of the health care system who showed us such care and compassion, both to Jim during his long illness and to his loved ones as we walked this journey together. A special thank you to his nephrologist, Dr. Nicole Delbrouck, who cared for Jim every step of the way in his long battle with renal failure and to the wonderful staff at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital (PRI and Dialysis Units). To Dr. McCarthy, Dr. Becker and the staff at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital who were involved in Jim’s care during his final days and to Laurie Herbert for her compassionate guidance through some difficult decision making processes. Thank you to the CCAC (PSW Melanie) and to Seniors at Home (driver Wayne). A special thanks to our wonderful neighbours: Pat (who would suddenly appear to clean our driveway) and Trish for her kind words at the service and whose friendship is a treasured gift. Thank you, Ken, for all those times you took Jim for drives and “shopping” trips, even as body and mind were failing. Those outings meant so much to him. Thank you Pastor John Jacobs and Rev. Allen Downey (brother-in-law) who conducted the service; to our dear, long time friend Rick Richardson for his beautiful gift of music; and to grandsons, Ben, Andy, and Ethan, brother Fred, and friends Ken and Clarence who carried Jim to his final resting place. Our appreciation to the Boyce Funeral Home for their services, Danny Coleman (After Care) and to all those wonderful, caring people whose paths we have crossed along this difficult journey and who prayed for us, encouraged us and helped in so many ways. Treasured and appreciated are the calls, cards, emails, visits, offers of assistance and charitable donations made in Jim’s memory. Your kindness will always be remembered. ((&&(*


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We extend our sincere gratitude to all in our community who were so kind and supportive of our dear friend Henny Bosch during her illness. We are also grateful for the love and support extended to us during this sad time. Wishing you every kindness in return. Arlene Craig and Mary Lou Sloan IN MEMORIAM

We, the family of the late Frank (Curly) Roche, sincerely want to thank our family and friends for all their support and love shown to us in the months Curly battled pulmonary fibrosis. Your caring gestures throughout his funeral will always be cherished. Our family and friends who helped us throughout Curly’s illness – you made a very difficult time in our lives more bearable and sometimes even joyful. It goes without saying we are most grateful to God for giving us the gift of one more year with my husband and our Dad. Thank you God for ending Dad’s suffering and giving him eternal peace. Sincerely, Carolyn, Lisa, Susan, and Sheila Roche ((%-(IN MEMORIAM

BAYFORD, Carolyn nee Badham In loving memory of dear sister and sister-inlaw who passed away February 21, 2011. Dear Carolyn, We thought about you today, But that is nothing new, We thought about you yesterday, And days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. All we have are memories, And a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, From which we will never part. God has you in His arms, We have you in our hearts..... All our love, Mary & Brent, Arda & Tim Jim and Lorraine


October 19, 1961 – February 20, 2008

In loving memory of a dear son, brother and uncle, Jack Foy, who passed away February 20, 2011.

Gone are the days we used to share, But in our hearts, you’re always there. Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name, What would we give to hear your voice, And see your face again. I cannot bring the old days back, Your smile I cannot see. I can only treasure the memories, Of days that used to be. Sadly missed by, Mom & Dad Lynn, Randy & Delaney

ROFFEY, EDWIN In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away February 20, 2010. In a quiet country graveyard, Where the gentle breezes blow, Lies the one I love so dearly, That I lost two years ago. When the words of love blow softly, And whisper that only you can hear, Know that I miss and love you, And wish that you were here. And though our family chain has broken, And nothing is the same, Know that God calls us one by one, And the chain will link again. Always in our thoughts, With Love, Wife Lillian E and Family

In memory of Marlene Windle who passed away February 22, 2012. Our lives go on without you, But nothing is the same, We have to hide our heartaches, When someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that love you, Silent the tears that fall, Living our lives without you, Is the hardest part of all. You meant so very much to us, Your heart was kind and true, And when we needed someone, We could always count on you. The special years will not return, When we were all together, But with the love within our hearts, You will walk with us forever. Sadly missed by Mother, sisters and brothers

My Precious Love Sometimes I tell myself, that you’re not really gone. I feel your tender touch and no longer feel alone. I see us walking hand in hand like we use to do. It’s hard for me to accept Denise That your life on earth is through. There were so many dreams we had not yet fulfilled, All the hopes of a future that we were going to build. All our friends and family have been very kind, They try hard to ease my broken heart, And my troubled mind. But how can my heart be mended, When it has broken in two? Part of my heart is still on earth, The other part left with you. It is hard to see tomorrow, When I can’t accept today, Because the “Love of My Life” Has been taken away. I will always miss you, Sweetheart, Time will not erase the pain, All the raw emotions of losing you, Words will never explain. I will cling to the warm feelings, You brought into my life, Maybe somehow it will ease my confusion, And emotional strife. Someday we will be rejoined in Heaven up above, But while I’m still on earth I will cherish, Every memory of our precious love. Somehow those precious memories Will have to carry me through, Until the time comes for us to walk hand in hand For all eternity…together…me and you. All my love… Chris This poem was written by: Teresa Shelton Bright (&&+)



Thank you for the heartfelt and overwhelming response to this tragedy. We are so proud and grateful to be part of a community that comes together and provides support in times of need. If we could be so bold to ask for one more thing. Would you please honour Zabrina’s life by sharing a smile with one person each day. Zabrina’s spirit will live forever in those smiles.



Carolyn Bayford In loving memory of a dear mother who passed away February 21, 2011. The depths of sorrow we cannot tell, Of the loss of one we loved so well.

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GRIFFITH, Beverley In loving memory of my dear wife who passed away February 18, 2006. No farewell words were spoken, No time to say goodbye, You were gone before I knew it, And only God can tell me why.


SAM DOLAN It is with heavy hearts that we must say goodbye to a cherished friend and family member, Sam who passed away Friday February 10, 2012 at the age of 13. Sam brought so much happiness and unconditional love into our family, that he was considered just that – family. He was a friend, he was a companion, he was a brother and a son. Always ready to greet you with a big goofy grin, and a whirlwind tail wag, he was always the cure for taking away your troubles. Sam you will be sadly missed, there is a big hole in our lives, but you will never, ever be forgotten. Love Dad, Mom, Hope and Amanda


Always remembered, Forever loved, Charlotte and Family

And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep, Her memory we shall always keep. Forever in our hearts, Doug & Kerri, Kurtis, Cody and Brooke, Dan & Cathy Kalvin & Brandon

MACKENZIE, Mack Remembering a kind and special man, It broke my heart to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, For part of me went with you, The day God called you home. Miss you father, Love Sue

WALLACE, William J. In loving memory of a loved husband, father, grandpa and great grandpa who passed away February 16, 2010. Loved and missed always, Elsie and Family


Celebrate at the Bogie Blizzard Carnival and Fishing Derby the last weekend in February. Warm up with hot chocolate on Friday evening, Feb. 24, at the ODR (Outdoor Rink, so the kids tell me) before the skills competition and the dance for kids, Try your fishing luck at the 11th annual Jamie Wright Memorial Fishing Derby on Saturday, Feb. 25, with headquarters at the Barnet Cottage. There are prizes galore. Ottawa has the Rink of Dreams, but we have the Ice Dream. On Feb. 26, enjoy

If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beat it, join it! Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the attitude of the Brave â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bogie Bunnies! The winter-lovinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; folks in Calabogie plan to celebrate February like never before. At a free workshop in the community centre for the whole family on Friday Feb. 17 at 6:15 p.m., winter safety will be highlighted. On Monday, Feb. 20, the community rink and the toboggan hills at the Calabogie Highlands (16th tee) are the places to be. IN MEMORIAM

POTVIN, Rick Dad, our father, our friend and confidant. Our hero, role model, coach and teacher. One day at a time we try to get through... all the pieces of our hearts are missing you. We love you and miss you every second of everyday. We miss your jokes, your laugh and the things you would always say. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parting is such sweet sorrowâ&#x20AC;? Until we meet againwe will keep you in our hearts. We miss you Dad... Love your adoring kids Natalie and Richard RO B E R T S O N , Cameron J. In memory of our dear father, 20 years ago February 14, 1992 Joined with his loving wife Isabel January 22, 2012.

public skating, sleigh rides, nordic walks, and the chili cook-off at the community centre. Cheer on your favourite team when the volunteer firemen put down their hoses and pick up hockey sticks and face off against the Rink Volunteers. The canteen will be selling chili, hot dogs, and hot and cold drinks. Also, the hills will be alive with the sound of tobogganing at the 16th tee at the Highlands. For more details, check out www.


WILSON, Jim In loving memory of Jim Wilson who passed away on February 22, 1981. Thirty one years have passed and we miss you so much, Your warm heart, and great sense of humour will never be forgotten. Shirley & Family

Get your lines ready. The 11th annual Jamie Wright Memorial Ice Fishing Derby is Saturday, Feb. 25. Organized yearly by the Calabogie Fish and Game Club, the derby runs from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Calabogie Lake. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s base is again Barnet Cottage Park. People can register on-site, or pre-register at the Calabogie Marina, 613-752-2010. The cost is $8 for adults, and $3 for juniors (17 years and under). Adult prizes include a trophy and $600 for first draw. If the winner has a paid membership, $700 will be awarded. The adult first-place prize will be chosen by draw at 5 p.m. from all fish

entries during the day. All entries are live release. The second and third prizes are $200 and $150 respectively. The first-place junior draw is a trophy and $150. Junior anglers are allowed to enter in the adult category, but not both. Second junior prize is $100 and third prize $50. Other prizes include $100 for the top pike, and $100 for the top legal pickerel. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the day from the adult entries. A WTF knife set is the special prize. That draw is open for those anglers who pre-register for the derby. Refreshments and light lunches are available throughout the day.



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COE, Clint August 15, 1975 February 21, 2010. Your memory is as dear today, As in the hour you passed away, Those we love donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Although we smile and make no fuss, No one

Gone are the days we used to share, But in our hearts youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always there, The gates of memory RYAN, Eleanor will never close, February 16, 2007 We miss you more than anyone knows. Mom, It seems like only Art & Sheila Robertson yesterday, you were a Joan & Doug Foster, big part of our lives, Dorothy & Glen The memories come Gordon back so clear, Ruth Arbuckle, Sharon When we think of & Neil McBride, Ron family times. Robertson & families Our family has grown, you would be so proud, TRAFFORD In loving memory of our You always showed us beloved Mother, love. Grandmother (Gram) Say Hi to Terry as you and Great- both look down on us, Grandmother, Dolores from above. Trafford, who passed away on February 16, We miss you Mom, so very much, but you will 2009. always be forever in Always in our hearts our hearts and thoughts. and greatly missed, Junior, Linda, Richard, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lovingly rememberedâ&#x20AC;? Brenda, Kevin and Danny, Cheryl, Mitch, Andrew and Brett Families


Theresa CĂłtĂŠ (Delarge) 1949 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2012 After a long battle with respiratory illness, Theresa passed away on January 29, 2012. She leaves behind her loving daughters Norma Dasilva of Ottawa, Victoria (David) Silveira of Ottawa, Terri Lacourse (Dante) Canil of Victoria BC. Nana to precious grandsons Diego DaSilva, Wade Silveira, sister to Melissa (James) Jessup, Peggy (Lindsay) Waite, Davit (Louise) Steve, Sandie, Norman (Dorothy) Delarge, Patsie Craig, (Ken Norris), Linda Delarge, Diane Delarge and Susan Ginow. Stepdaughter to Welland Caldwell. Predeceased by beloved husband Serge CĂłtĂŠ, Cherised Mother Della Coldwell and brothers Nelson, Alex and Harry Delarge, nephew Bradley Delarge and great nephew Kensay Waite. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews United Church, 44 Rue Jean Rene Monette, Gatineau PQ Saturday February 18, 2012 at 2 pm. Arrangements by Cadieux Tubmans Funeral Home for more information or condolences 819-663-8383 or visit 331132




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LABELLE, GISELE May 23, 1931-February 7, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Gisele Labelle, on Tuesday February 7, 2012 at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Leduc (1997). Loving mother of Daniel (Judy) Chretien and Christine (Rick) Davis. Beloved grandmother to Jenni, Mandy Chretien and Ashley, Matthew (Krystal) and Mitchell Davis. Special â&#x20AC;&#x153;G-Gâ&#x20AC;? to Brooke and Pyper Davis. Dear sister of Marie Paul (Lee) Breeden, Guy (Gail) Labelle, Maurice (Cecile) Labelle, Denise (Richard) Albert, Jean-Claude Labelle and Lise Labelle. Predeceased by brothers and sisters Carmen, Raymond, Claudette, Bernard and Yvon. Daughter of the late Phillip and Yvonne Labelle. A special thank you to Dr. Jennifer Rivington for her very special care of Mom in the last three months. Arrangements by The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior Liturgy of The Word was held in The Boyce Chapel on Saturday February 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Spring interment at Saint Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ă&#x2030;vangĂŠliste Catholic Cemetery, Thurso P.Q. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations can be made to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Partners in Caringâ&#x20AC;? of Arnprior Hospital, 346 John Street N., Arnprior K7S 2P6 or Hospice Renfrew, 459 Albert Street, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1V8. Condolences / Donations at

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After a brief illness, at PCC Providence Manor, Kingston, on Monday, February 13, 2012. Predeceased by her husbands: Michael John Mulvihill (1964) and Michael John Finucane (2003). Loving mother of Marian Ogden (Stephen) of Kingston and Angela Fournier (Michael) of Ottawa. Cherished by her grandchild Mary Fournier. Predeceased by her siblings: John and James Windle, Mary Lachapelle and Bishop J.R. Windle. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Friends were received at Providence Manor, 275 Sydenham Stree, Kingston, (Ordnance and Sydenham Streets), on Thursday, February 16 from 10:00 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial in Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel, Providence Manor at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the spring, St. Frances Xavier Cemetery, Renfrew. For those wishing, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by her family. A special thank to all of the staff of Providence Manor, for their caring support. Arrangements entrusted to Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, Kingston, 613-546-5454.

Peacefully in the Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew on Saturday February 11, 2012. Hazel Roberts age 95 years. Beloved wife of the late Chester Forbes Roberts (1988). Loving mother of Brad and his wife Anne. Predeceased by daughter Sharon Whelton (survived by her husband Joseph Welton). Loved Grandmother of Devin & Shawn Roberts, Angela, Laura, Tara and Bart Whelton, great grandmother of Ashleigh, Chelsea, Hannah, Adam, Logan, Daria, Laura and great great grandmother of Brianna. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel 22 Raglan St.S. Renfrew on Wednesday 12 noon till 1 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Spring interment Horton Cemetery. For those desiring donations to the Bonnechere Manor Foundation would be appreciated.



HANNIMAN, Frances Katherine Peacefully in Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Tuesday February 7, 2012, Frances Legris, age 71 years. Beloved wife of Thomas Gregory Hanniman; dear sister of Joan McCarthy, Kingston, Alfred, Whitehorse, Yukon, Bert, Deep River, Dan, Callander, Pat, Eganville, Lyndon, Petawawa. Survived by aunts Mamie Legris and Kathleen Bruce By request, private family visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, Thursday February 9th at 2 p.m. Spring interment parish cemetery. A time of fellowship and refreshment will follow in the parish hall. In memory of Francis, donations to Renfrew Victoria Hospital CT scan would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations: Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Goulet Funeral Home.

In Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Thursday February 9, 2012, George Valliquette, age 79 years. Beloved husband of Jean Reitz; dear father of Raymond, Sandra, Brian, Jane, John, Gordon, Barry, Murray, Lorie & Pauline. Survived by many grandchildren. Visitations at the GOULET FUNERAL HOME, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Wednesday Feb. 15th: 7-8:45 p.m. where a Liturgy of the Word with Rev. Ryan Holly will be held at 9 p.m. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations to the Renfrew & Area Home Support would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations: www.

Peacefully at home, on Tuesday February 14, 2012 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Felix â&#x20AC;&#x153;Philâ&#x20AC;? Sulpher. Dear sister of Glenn (Shirley) Wilson. Predeceased by brother Hector. Christine will be fondly remembered by the Sulpher family and her many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St S, Renfrew on Thursday February 16th from 2-4, 7-9pm and after 9:15 am Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew on Friday February 17th at 10:30am. Spring interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Donations in Christineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory may be made to Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation , Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital of Eastern Ontario or Heart and Stroke. Online condolences/donations may be made at




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