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UNITED WAY HITS THE HALFWAY MARK The 2010 United Way Campaign in Renfrew County has hit the mid-point. The campaign is now aiming for its self-described ‘ambitious’ target of $425,000 by Touchdown on Dec. 9. “The needs of people in the county are increasing so it is vitally important that we reach this goal,” says David Studham, executive director for the Renfrew County United Way.

EXPANDED SERVICE FOR ONTARIANS Renfrew residents have a newly-integrated ServiceOntario centre and can access health card and driver and vehicle services under one roof. Health card services are now available at the ServiceOntario centre at 316 Plaunt St. S. in Renfrew. Driver and vehicle licensing services are already offered at this location. A news release issued Monday said the changes will give people access to more routine government services and will better meet customer needs.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 • 52 pages

Sights set on new library Strategic plan says lack of space threatens its future LUCY HASS

A Renfrew Public Library strategic plan says limited space threatens its future, and a new building and parking lot are needed. Monday night library chair Lynda Janney walked council through the plan, its process and projections. Janney said a new building is “way down the road; not going to happen in the next year or five years,” but planning needs to begin now. She said the library will need a bigger building, on a bigger lot, in a central location. The strategic plan calls for an examination of library space requirements and the creation of a position paper on the need for land and a new library building. The report also recommends the board keep council informed on this issue, begin planning for a new building, start enhancing the library’s visibility, and seek partnering and marketing opportunities. The new library board chair and deputy chair will meet with mayorelect Bill Ringrose to discuss ways to improve communication with council, and secure representation at council meetings. See LIBRARY, page 3

SACRIFICE REMEMBERED Makayla Epp and Dawson Pennock laid a wreath of behalf of the Charbonneau family during the Remembrance services at the cenotaph on the shores of Calabogie Lake Sunday afternoon. For more, please see page 28. Mercury photo by Lucy Hass

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Revved-up recycling rates will boost revenue nicipalities without a plan will face a decrease of at least 25 per cent. “For Admaston-Bromley this means a minimum If residents in Admaston-Bromley Township increase of $2,333.68 annually, depending on our step up their recycling efforts, the municipality future efforts,” Louis told council. will gain revenue to help balance its books. To that end, the township has adopted a recycling plan to improve its recycling rate. At council’s Nov. 3 regular meeting, treasurer Annette Louis reported that Admaston-Bromley received CIP grants totalling $33,400 to create and adopt the document. “This plan will allow us to receive more funds through our annual Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) grant monies for waste diversion,” Louis told council. Council received a $5,000 grant for promotion and education, and another $13,400 to construct upgrades at the Stone Road transfer station. Improvements at the site were showcased in a Power Point presentation at council. Major changes include a new traffic flow pattern to prevent lineups, and facilities to make waste easier to handle by dumping garbage down rather than lifting up. Before, on busy days, traffic would line up almost to the highway. Now vehicles travel in a loop. “In addition to this plan, Grant McNulty attended a one-week course at Carleton University, provided by CIF, on the fundamentals of blue box recycling. This course will also increase our WDO funding for 2011,” Louis said. As Louis explained, municipal funding is based on proactivity, percentage of recycling and costs. In 2010 Admaston-Bromley Township received $19,447.32 from WDO. “Over the next four years municipalities who have completed a plan and have taken the prescribed courses will see this amount continually increase by at least 12 per cent,” Louis said. MuLUCY HASS

Township treasurer Annette Louis outlines details of a new recycling plan adopted by Admaston-Bromley council last Thursday night. Mercury photo by Lucy Hass

Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe praised the township staff for their work on the plan. Councillor Jack Kelly introduced the motion, passed unanimously by council, to adopt the waste recycling plan.

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New website created by Canadian Parents of Murdered Children STEVE NEWMAN

Life will never be the same for Susan Love of Renfrew. Her only child was murdered in Halifax three years ago. One man is already serving a life sentence for second-degree murder, while another man still faces charges related to the death of Phillip Love, 34, in January 2007. Some days, Love can barely find the words to express what it means to be without her child. She is consoled by the fact several of his organs were donated, including his heart to save a New Brunswick man’s life. But that’s not nearly enough. Nothing ever will be, says Love. But something has happened in the last year that should help with the healing of her heart, and the heart of many others whose child has been murdered. At least, that’s a major goal of the new website just completed by the Canadian Parents of Murdered Children (CPOMC) and Survivors of Homicide Victims. CPOMC’s executive members include Love. Other founding members are chairman Yvonne Harvey and husband Gary Lindfield of Carleton Place, whose only child, 28-year-old Chrissy, was also murdered in January 2007. One of the board’s small core of advisors is Sharon Rosenfeldt, whose son was killed by serial killer Clifford Olson. The new website is http:\\, where numerous links can be found. Examples are information on the birth of CPOMC, guidelines for support meetings, profiles of CPOMC board members, and survivor support information in such categories as How Do We Grieve?,

Renfrew resident Susan Love displays the Canadian Parents of Murdered Children’s new website. Her son, Phillip Love, shown here, is among those whose photo appears on page one. Mercury photo by Steve Newman

Sharing With Others, and Problems Commonly Experienced by Survivors of Homicide Victims. There’s also a list of more than 50 recommended readings, Canadian parents’ stories of their murdered children, as well as an online forum of sharing, caring and hope geared to many kinds of survivors of murdered family members. The forum’s more than 30 categories include grandparents grief, spousal grief, getting through the holidays, coping with anniversaries and birthdays, dealing with guilt, a sibling’s grief, courtroom experiences, plea bargaining, surviving the first year, and a place for grieving children to talk to other children. As the website points out: “It is impossible to expect anyone, who has not been directly impacted by the act of murder to understand the enormous grief, the immense anger, and the

depth of hopelessness that those of us feel who have experienced such a life-changing, traumatic event.” After discovering the American organization, Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) and Other Survivors of Homicide Victims, Yvonne Harvey began attending their meetings in Florida. As indicated on the website, Harvey says she experienced a powerful sense of hope, healing and understanding when she attended PMOC’s national conference in 2009. Subsequently, Harvey helped found Canadian Parents of Murdered Children. Another founding member, Love, says she will spend more time supporting the website when she retires in the near future. The website’s focus is on support and guidance. “Oh, if I had this (website) the first year (after Phillip’s death),” said Love.

“I had no one to talk to who knew the horror I was going through. There were many days I thought I was going crazy and I didn’t know if I was supposed to feel this way.” But she says she began to get answers after hearing Harvey during an interview on CJOH. Meetings to form CPOMC followed, and on Oct. 30, 2010 the Canadian Parents of Murdered Children website was officially launched with financial support from the Department of Justice Canada – Victims Fund. There was “no national organization in Canada dedicated to the provision of on-going, lifelong support to parents and survivors of murder victims” until the creation of CPOMC in October 2009, says the website. “Most provinces offer victim services, which are mandated to support and provide guidance to the survivors throughout the judicial process. CPOMC’s mission is to fill the gap that exists after the judicial process is finished.” Hope springs from the website’s first page, with alternative images of murdered children appearing on the home page. Those images include Phillip Love and the quotation by author Richard Bach: “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” In other words, the creators of the website hope it offers some level of freedom for those who have lost a family member to homicide. The website also promotes CPOMC’s own support meetings. They take place the first Monday of every month at a west-end Ottawa church. For more details, visit the CPOMC website, e-mail admin@ or phone 613-492-1978.

Continued from front The library’s immediate needs include a new library system (an inventory system to replace the current one described in the strategic plan as antiquated), new carpeting and an improved circulation desk, Janney told council. The report also describes the library’s human resources as “strained” and recommends the board review the viability of a new or improved phone system, and the viability of installing a new self-check-out system. TOWNSHIP FUNDING Janney also noted a lack of representative funding from neighbouring townships; something she described as “an imbalance in the funds being received and the people using the library.” The new library board will write a position paper on township funding and prepare recommendations to discuss with the new mayor and council in 2011. CEO and chief librarian Bettijane O’Neill meanwhile will examine the space requirements for a new building and study what new buildings in similar-sized communities look like and how they function. Janney said the library board and town council “need good communication to meet the goal of building a new library.” After the presentation, there were no questions from the current council which holds its final meeting later this month. “This is an important document you’ll want to hold onto,” Mayor Sandi Heins told her fellow council members. Heins steps down from the mayor’s chair Nov. 30. Councillor Kate Windle, who was defeated in the race for reeve by incumbent Audrey Green, was not present at Monday’s regular meeting.

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Record-breaking building stats in Horton Township STEVE NEWMAN

So much for the worries that tripling Horton’s development charges in 2008 would stall new construction. It’s been a great year for construction in Horton Township, and not just because of the new headquarters for George Jackson Toyota on Garden of Eden Road. The construction scene features records of $11.443 million in new construction and $63,503 in development charges (including severances), and a near-record 73 building permits. All those numbers are up to the end of October. Building starts in October featured three homes valued at $200,000 or more. The record of 80 building permits happened in 2006, when the township’s highest number of permits was 16 for the month of May. This year, a high of 16 permits was issued in July. In the last six years, Horton

has had more than 70 building permits five times. The only exception was 2007, with 66. Typically there is a small handful of building starts in November and December, so the 2006 figure may yet fall. Of the more than $11 million in construction value, about $4 million is attributed to the new Toyota building. “Nevertheless,” says Mayor Bob Johnston, “it’s exhilarating.” The previous record for construction value was $7.99 million in 2005. Last year was close, with $7.68 million. The construction boom is happening despite Horton’s increase of former residential development fees from $1,000 to $3,122. The fees are used to help pay for township infrastructure. Horton’s record for total value of building permits should also fall. As of Oct. 31, the value of building permits was $39,420, compared to a high of $39,615 in 2005.

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Request denied to stop spreading treated septage in Horton Pilot project will continue, insists outgoing mayor STEVE NEWMAN

Sheri Sexton, who fell 39 votes shy of being elected to Horton council, returned to the council chambers Nov. 2 to ask the township to stop its lime stabilization-septage pilot project. Specifically, she asked Horton council to stop its scheduled autumn spreading of treated septage until more information became available about the potential harm of spreading it on agricultural fields. The request didn’t come to a council vote. Mayor Bob Johnston, who was overseeing his final council meeting before retiring from municipal politics, basically told the Sextons that council was going to pursue the pilot project that has been in the works for about two years. Johnston also reminded the Sextons and the other two members of the public present, Victor Berard and Cindy Reid, that council arranged for government officials to provide information about the science of lime stabilization treatments back in the spring of 2008. Johnston went on to say that certain people present at that session weren’t interested in hearing what was being presented. Johnston’s reference was to the demonstration in front of the community centre where Cindy Reid used a tractor to dump manure-stained hay at the entrance. About a year later, she pleaded guilty to mischief charges laid by the Ontario Provincial Police. “There are correct ways to do things and there are incorrect ways to do things. I’ll leave it there,” Justice Jane Wilson told Reid in a 2009 ruling before granting Reid an absolute discharge. Johnston also explained to the Sextons that the Province told the township (and others across Ontario) in January 2007 to find a treated solution for septage or risk losing its right to grant residents building permits.

time to present a healthier alternative to lime stabilization. “I suggest we don’t do this,” Johnston quickly responded. “We’re getting in a position where we have to proceed within the next couple of weeks (or risk putting off the project until after the 2010 spring thaw),” added Johnston, indicating that stoppage would jeopardize the project. In fact, the township was scheduled to have two spreadings this year, but technological and approval delays prevented the first scheduled spreading in the spring or summer, says township CAO Mackie McLaren. Meanwhile, ground freeze-up would prevent any spreading of the township’s first treated septage, said Johnston. “I’m going to pray for the ground to freeze,” responded Ms Sexton. Johnston indicated that lime stabilization is used in several American jurisdictions. Sexton countered by saying it has been banned in Europe. She also expressed concerns about the smell of the treated septage, to which Johnston said there will be little smell at all, partly because the septage is


Steven and Sheri Sexton appeared before council Nov. 2 to request a stoppage of the scheduled spreading of lime-treated septage in Horton Township. In the background is one of Horton’s councillor-elects, Glen Campbell. Mercury photo by Steve Newman piped into a closed container from an underground holding tank. Sexton also asked about toxicity levels and tank leaks. Johnston said human feces, which is contained in the un-



AFFORDABILITY Horton has since reviewed possible options, rejecting some options because of cost, and accepting the lime-stabilization process because of its affordability, technology, and opportunity to obtain some provincial funding for the pilot project. Sexton indicated she wanted

By pursuing the pilot project, Deputy Mayor Bob Hall said the township decided “to be part of a solution” for treated septage disposal in Ontario. Council members also indicated that testing will determine how safe the treated septage is.


treated septage stored in the holding tanks, is five times less toxic than horse and cow manure. The mayor also said the tanks sit on a clay base that provides one form of containment.

Horton’s plan is for ministry officials to be on hand for a Nov. 15 morning spread on farmer Tom Reid’s property. This week was to be spent doing ‘dummy’ spreadings of water by township staff to ensure the spreading and transfer equipment is ship-shape. Stratford-based nutrient management specialist Michael Payne of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural and Brian Dickman of the Ministry of Environment are scheduled to attend the spreading. About 8,000 gallons of untreated septage sit in each of two 10,000-gallon tanks. The same septage must be treated seven days or less before its spread date. Horton’s lime treatment is scheduled to be done Friday, Nov. 12.


MP Gallant says Opposition putting local jobs at risk The federal Opposition is putting jobs at Haley Industries at risk, says MP Cheryl Gallant. In a harshly-worded Nov. 5 news release Nov. 5, Gallant said threats by the Opposition to cancel the F35 aircraft would cost local jobs. She said the threat will most many Canadian jobs, “many right here in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke.” “Workers at Haley Industries are currently benefiting from the decision of our Conservative Government to provide the best equipment to our men and women in uniform,” she said. “Now that Canada has committed to replacing the 28-year-old CF-18 Hornet, Canadian industrial


Continued from Page 5 “New Canadians are increasingly turning to our party. They want to stand up for more a more prosperous province and a good future for their grandkids.” He talks about “mainstream conservative principles” of lower taxes and small government under the banner of a PC name that has been around for 60 years. He also insists the party’s federal counterparts are within the same “family.”

opportunities could exceed $12 billion for the production of the new aircraft,” she said. “In accordance with the industrial participation agreements our Conservative government has signed, all 19 Canadian companies manufacturing items for the F-35 will also repair and overhaul those components for the entire global fleet. Those job opportunities will be lost if the opposition coalition get their way,” said Gallant. The MP said crucial aerospace jobs are in jeopardy. “F-35 Joint Strike Fighter international contractors are reluctant to consider Canadian bids as long as uncertainty lingers around our nation’s partic-

Despite a theory that blames the world economic meltdown on 30 years of trickledown economics – low corporate taxes and few regulations – Hudak said voters are tired of the Liberals raising taxes and growing government. “There is an increasing appetite for change. People are tired of higher taxes and energy rates,” he said. “That manifested itself in recent municipal campaigns.” The PCs plan to run on giving families a break, targeting government waste and high taxes, and creating more jobs. Momentum

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Remembering our veterans

like each year, holiI tdayseems and Christmas decora-

tions come out sooner and sooner. As November rolls out, red, white and green decorations are beginning to go up in some stores while bright holiday ads are popping up everywhere. When you see the colour red this month, take some time to associate it with something more important than planning out Christmas and holiday shopping: the poppy. November is a time to look back and remember those who fought for our country overseas in numerous battles. Some came home while others made the ultimate sacrifice. The goal of Veterans’ Week is to challenge Canadians to make remembrance more than something they feel – to make it something they do. While November is known as the month to remember military service, our veterans should not be forgotten the other 11 months of the year.



Morning car rides without the magic Sept. 7 represented the end of an era, one that I will never forget. That morning, my son stood waiting with me for the bus and the start of something he’d never done before − attend elementary school all five weekdays. There would be no more every second day at school, with every other day at day care. And so we stand at the end of the driveway most mornings doing whatever. If the car’s parked there, we may play hide-and-seek around it. When the snow banks come, we will scale them. If there’s nothing special going on, we may take turns skipping back and forth across the quiet county road. Most weekday mornings, my car rides to work are virtual carbon copies for the last half-hour. I may take side roads to avoid school buses, but otherwise it’s just a quiet

STEVE NEWMAN STEVE’S SIXTH SENSE ride interrupted by a stop at the Douglas grocery store for the cheapest, best cup of coffee in the area. And it is a quiet ride, since I rarely play the radio at that time of the day, preferring to hear the CBC news, weather or other programming during the afternoon or evening ride home. What’s not the same about the rides, anymore, is the first 15 minutes. For the last three years, I have been entertained, tested, questioned, and occasionally criticized by a three-, four- or five-year-old sitting in the back seat during that time. Aidan asked questions and I tried to provide the answers. He’d tell me what

he did with his friends. He’d tell me the other name for Wilber Lake, as we passed it. Some weeks, I learned more about his life during that drive into Eganville. And if I didn’t learn much then, perhaps it occurred after walking into the day care centre, often hand-inhand. There I would sit in a mini-chair watching him interact for a few minutes with his companions. It was a break in the morning. It was a chance to see him outside his home zone and learn more about who my son was becoming. But that 15 or 20 minutes of opportunity has now disappeared, and I’m poorer for it. Connecting with my son is as important as anything, so that will have to happen other times. And happen it will, now that those morning rides have lost their magic.

Red is my favourite colour. It’s the colour of life, of death, and everything in between. It’s the colour of poppies, and of remembering. And for all Canadians, there are things we should never forget. We did not get to where we are – free, outspoken, and safe – without sacrifice. Men and women, some no more than children, fought to keep Canada truly strong and free. Freedom of speech, religion, beliefs; all are gifts that we should be thankful for. In some places, people don’t even have the right to live. When you wear a poppy, what do you think of ? Do you look down and note the pretty colour, then go on with your day, completely oblivious to it afterwards? I used to wear my poppy year-round, and then somebody told me it was disrespectful. I don’t know why. I wore it, and I was proud to wear it, because it showed how I was so thankful to be Canadian, and that I hadn’t forgotten or taken my life for granted. And I met a lot of veterans, and none of them ever said a word. I think that sometimes truth gets lost with convention. We’re used to wearing a poppy maybe one entire week out of the year. Therefore, one might assume that to wear it any other time is sacrilegious. But why? We should never forget, whether one day or the entire year. Our soldiers didn’t all die on one day. They didn’t all die in one war. They went through living torture every day for years; days where they watched their friends die or agonized about their own demise. They struggled with uncertainty, hopelessness, doubt, and unbearable suffering. Things that most would agree no human being should have to go through. And lots of us forget about that. We gripe and groan about our own lives – about the car we don’t have, the crush that won’t look our way, etc – but we never really think to be grateful for the lives we live. If the wars had turned out differently, maybe we’d be the suffering citizens of a wartorn country, living in fear every day of our lives. Maybe we’d be the worn and weary soldiers, fighting a battle that might end this very day for us. So why should we only remember their bravery one day out of the entire year? That’s like going to church one day every week and then forgetting God the other six days. No, remembrance and gratitude should follow us every day of our lives. Thank you, veterans, and thank you, soldiers, for fighting for us. You are worthy of remembrance, today and every day for the rest of our lives.

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To the editor: I, Robert Debeau was involved with Scouting in Renfrew and area for more than 30 years, sometimes holding four or five different positions. The last 10 years I spent looking after Camp Legewade, and as property manager bringing it to a level where everyone wanted to camp there. The first 28-and-a half years I was proud to wear the Scout uniform and serve Scouting in any capacity I could. The last year and a half, however, brought changes and this, in turn, caused a lot of mistrust and hurt on my part, especially from people I considered to be close friends. As a result of some people and their quest to control everything to do with Renfrew Scouting, I am now no longer the property manager at Camp Legewade and Scouts Canada has removed me from registration in Scouting. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the companies, businesses and individuals who have helped me over the last 10 years at Camp Legewade. Your help and loyalty mean a lot to me. Thank you again for you past support and loyalty. Robert E. Debeau Renfrew

Can’t afford pool

To the editor: The municipal election is over but with many regrets. In his address on television, Mr. (Bill) Ringrose did not mention a swimming pool or ice pad. Mr. Guyea and Mr. Janney both mentioned the swimming pool and they both lost out. Wasn’t that saying something? They spoke plain English. We cannot afford a pool. There are so many people, like seniors with low income, and those who have no jobs and sometimes living on employment insurance. Why should I have to pay for someone else’s recreation when I can’t afford it for myself, and this goes for many people. A pool will drive many of us out of our homes for taxes will go up when it is built and again for the upkeep, and forever. I also don’t think people who have to be paid to run in council should be allowed to run. I feel the ones who pay out money to those who run are looking for favours and I don’t like it. I also see a conflict of interest and it should be looked into. Ethel Hass Renfrew

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Mayor Johnston presents statement of facts on rumour controversy To the editor: Thanks to Mercury reporter Steve Newman for his coverage of my recent farewell address. Understanding the paper’s space constraints, as retiring Mayor of Horton Township, I feel that a further statement of facts must be presented to the electorate of Horton Township. I am presenting this summary of factual evidence concerning a councillor on Horton Council. First of all, this individual is being severely questioned on his credibility, integrity and honesty as a businessman in this community. Secondly, if any of this malicious “gossip” was in any way factual then the integrity of the present council and staff would be questioned as to their required duty as representatives of you, the electorate. As mayor of the present council, I will not stand by and fail to bring out the absolute truth. This man and his business (including some 28 men and women employees) are valued members of Horton Township and surrounding communities. Throughout his many years of dedicated service on council he has given many thousands of dollars of “in-kind” services to the township of Horton. I can assure you that this council did not in any way direct any tendered contracts to this individual. He has tendered all of these contracts strictly within the accepted “conflict of interest” rules set down by the Municipal Act and council as required by this act approved these contracts. In all of the contracts that were awarded to his company his lowest tender saved many thousands of taxpayer dollars for this township. Just to name two instances I will present the following: 1. The Thompson Road Culvert Replacement Project. His company’s lowest tender of $79,422.00 was $8,453.00 less than the next lowest tender. 2. The Horton Hockey Rink. His tender of $41,405.20 was considerably lower than the second tender of $103,964.80. I will list some of his in-kind services to our township as follows: (a) Paid his employees to set up the tent for Remembrance Day each year as a service so that we were able to hold this service as an honor to our war dead directly in front of our monument. (No charge.) (b) For many years he has set up his bounce castle and a tent for the children at our annual Canada Day Breakfast. (No charge.) (c) He saw the need for a PA system at the new community centre and subsequently purchased a state-of-the-art system (purchased in Renfrew.) He has personally set this system up and made it available for fundraisers, public meetings, all candidates meetings, etc. (No charge.) (d) At the time of construction of the new community centre he submitted a bill of $38,580.00 of “in-kind”construction equipment. He was issued a cheque by the township for this amount and then kindly returned the full amount in a cheque payable to the Township of Horton, which was then able to be incorporated into the Super Build Federal Grant program, which resulted

in an additional 34 per cent return to the township ($13,117.20 extra funds for Horton). (e) He was very instrumental in developing our Government of Ontario Pilot Program of Septage. He, again, stepped forward providing many, many hours of research and engineering necessary for council to complete this project. Yes, we did go over budget due to under funding, and yes, this man’s company did receive out-of-pocket expenses of $11,649.34 over a three-year period for work that was necessary under the confirmed entry employee regulations for working inside the enclosed tanks, as well as reimbursement for equipment that was he purchased on behalf of the township on his personal account. He also supplied hundreds of hours of heavy equipment rental for only the supply of diesel fuel, which was operated by Horton employees. (No charge.) (f) When council decided we should have township signs erected on Highway 17, he and most of council along with a few volunteers went out on a couple of Saturdays and with his hoe-ram and skid-steer auger erected these signs. (No charge.) There have been many more township services provided above and beyond the call-of-duty. This businessman has also provided many in-kind services to other events in the surrounding area. To name a few: • He has provided, along with many other businesses and individuals, a number of in-kind donations to the Valley Bluegrass Festival. Namely, five tents each year for eight years, a semi-trailer converted into a washroom and shower trailer, gravel donations etc. (No charge.) • Renfrew County Plowing Match. A large tent set up by his company for the comfort of exhibitors for at least the past five years. (No charge.) • The Renfrew Fair. Demolition Derby set-up equipment and removal of equipment (diesel fuel charge only). Also, a tent provided and set up to cover bleachers for the Valley Stage. (No charge.) • Recent Taste of the Valley at Cobden Agricultural Grounds. Provided and set up a large tent for exhibitors. (No charge.) This man, who was recently awarded Business Man of the Year, namely Dave Bennett, could potentially suffer financial and personal loss due to the absolute false rumours bandied about by the various gossip clubs and individuals in this community. As a lifetime resident and volunteer in Horton Township, I will not stand by and see this man and his valued employees being questioned as to their honesty and integrity. They have been a very valued asset to our community. I want to publicly thank those of you who agree with me in these matters and I must only feel sorry for those of you who are willing to sit back and were taken in by and subsequently made part of, the false rumour gossip groups. I hope these individuals are able to live with their conscience. Sincerely, Robert A. Johnston Mayor of Horton Township

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Proposed Comprehensive Zoning By-Law TOWNSHIP OF McNAB/BRAESIDE NOTICE OF PASSING OF A COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of McNab/Braeside passed By-law 2010-49 on the 2nd day of November, 2010 under Section 34 of the Planning Act. AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or agency who meets the appeal requirements of the Planning Act may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the By-law by filing with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of McNab/Braeside not later than the 1st day of December, 2010 a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the By-law and the reasons in support of the objection. Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a zoning by-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf. No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. AND TAKE NOTICE that an appeal must set out the objection to the By-law, the reasons in support of the objection and be accompanied by the prescribed fee. The prescribed fee is $125.00 and must be made payable to the Minister of Finance, by certified cheque or money order. An explanation of the purpose and effect of the By-law, describing the lands to which the By-law applies is attached. The complete By-law is available for inspection in my office during regular hours. EXPLANATORY NOTE This new zoning by-law repeals the zoning by-law of the former Township of McNab/ Braeside, and it implements the new Official Plan of the Township of McNab/Braeside. The Council of a municipality may, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, pass a Zoning By-law to govern the use of land. The effect of By-law Number 2010-49 is to regulate the use of all land, buildings and structures within the entire Township of McNab/ Braeside. After the By-law is in force, no land shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected, altered or used in any manner except in conformity with the provisions of the By-law. The By-law will not apply to prevent or hinder the continued use of any land, building or structure, if such land, building or structure was lawfully used for such purpose on the day of the passing of the By-law, so long as it continues to be used for that purpose. As the By-law affects all lands within the Township of McNab/Braeside, a Key Map has not been provided. DATED at the Township of McNab/Braeside this 11th day of November, 2010.

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COMMUNITY The Bonnechere Manor and its residents are beneficiaries of the RBC Volunteer Grant program. Retired RBC employes Ella Box and Faye Rausch have put in more than the required 40 hours of volunteer services, and the Manor will receive $1,000 split between art and song books for their efforts. From left are Bonnechere Manor Auxiliary president Anne Marie Neff, retired RBC employees Ella Box and Faye Rausch, RBC manager of client care Bernadette Reinert and RBC Renfrew branch manager JoAnne McLean. Mercury

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RBC supports Bonnechere Manor Through the RBC’s Volunteer Grant program, RBC Renfrew presented a cheque of $1,000 to the Bonnechere Manor in recognition of the volunteer hours retired employees Faye Rausch and Ella Box have given to the Manor. The two retired employees have volunteered well over the required 40 hours to receive a cheque for $500 apiece. Rausch has requested her funds go toward the art program at Bonnechere Manor, while Box’s support will to go to the purchase of new song books for the residents, and to support the Manor Choir in making a CD. “By volunteering your time and expertise, you play a vital role in helping build better communities across Canada,” said RBC strategic programs manager Frances Bedford-Jones of Box, Rausch and all other employees who have volunteered to their services.

Thank You

My sincere Thanks to all those who supported me in the 2010 Municipal election. I am truly grateful for Your support, kind words, cards, phone calls, flowers, & your Vote of confidence. Thank You to my Family for being there for me during the election & over the past 25 years – you always give so much love & support – I could not have been so successful – without all your help over the years! – what a great Family! Thank you to my Friends, for coming out on election night and making this next chapter – in my life – I am moving to …a Special one! – You have always been there for me when I needed you most! As my time as Mayor of the Town of Renfrew draws to a close on November, 30, 2010, I can say I have…. weathered the storm of this election – I am dancing in the rain – feeling a bit sad about moving on but happy & pleased with all that has been accomplished and the many wonderful times I was privileged to represent the Citizens of Renfrew as Your Mayor. With 25 years in Municipal Government in the Town of Renfrew – as Councillor, Deputy Reeve & as your Mayor for the past 12 years – I have seen a lot of sunshine! Good times – great times & so many treasured memories! Truly the people of Renfrew are awesome – groups, organizations, Citizens who truly make a difference. What a caring community! Keep finding the good & positive in everything that happens! We do have a wonderful Town! Best wishes to the new council & staff – you have much work to do – I am sure you will rise to the occasion. AGAIN, THANK YOU IT HAS BEEN A PRIVILEGE & HONOUR TO BE YOUR MAYOR

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The Calabogie Bible Fellowship Church board chairman presents the church’s new associate pastor with his certificate of ministry on behalf of the Congregational Christian Churches of Canada. At right is the Calabogie church’s senior pastor, William Griffiths. For the past several months, Hardy and his sister, Jasmine, provided youth ministry leadership in the area at such events as the annual vacation bible camp and the popular Friday Night Lights program. “We’re hoping to have more youth activities with a spiritual focus,” said Pastor Griffiths of the new staff member, who will take his turn officiating at Sunday morning services.


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Antle presents tongue-in-cheek speech at Toastmasters competition FRAN WATSON

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Things are not always what they seem. Shea Antle treated the members of Valley Vintage to her tongue-incheek humourous contest-winning speech recently. Antle expressed her views on how the animal population is trying to take over to make human beings extinct. She described the various cunning techniques that they employ – the turtle (endangered) crossing the road, the porcupine, the skunk, the hopping toads in the rain and of course … the moose in battle armour standing in the middle of the road to do battle with whatever vehicle comes along. Antle competed in the Division B Contest in Ottawa on Saturday, Oct. 16. Lynne Zander of the Valley Vintage Toastmasters Club placed second in the division evaluation contest – English and first in the French Evaluation Contest. For more information about the local Toastmasters clubs contact Fran at 613-649-2950. These contestants from six area clubs competed in the Toastmasters Area 10 Humourous Speeches and Evaluation Contests. From left are, front row, Marie Brydges (Valley Vintage & Renfrew) evaluation and humourous speech; Fran Watson (Renfrew & Pembroke) evaluation and humourous speech, Lynne Kobus (Renfrew) humourous speech, and Frank Hortop (Arnprior) humourous speech; and back row Shea Antle (Chalk River) humourous speech, Ed Nicholson (Chalk River & Valley Vintage) Area 10 governor and contest chair, Lynne Zander (Valley Vintage) evaluation, Navdeep Dadhiala (Chalk River) evaluation, Marko Pilic (Deep River) evaluation, Maurice Cole (Deep River) humourous speech, and Lenore Whelan (Arnprior) evaluation. Winners of Area 10 contest was humourous speech Shea Antle of the Chalk River Club and evaluation Lynne Zander of the Valley Vintage Club.

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COMMUNITY This $1,320 cheque is contributed to the Bonnechere Manor’s new auditorium campaign following the Young Performers’ recital. From left are Bonnechere Manor Foundation member Donita Konyk, performers Jennifer Slight, Catherine Helferty, Stephen Helferty and Kelly Slight, as well as Bonnechere Manor community relations co-ordinator Robyn Arseneau and foundation board member Lynne Dunn. 424968


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Bonnechere Manor auditorium STEVE NEWMAN

An extensive fundraising campaign to bring an auditorium to Bonnechere Manor kicked off almost a year ago on a cold February day. Since then, there has been such a heartwarming response that construction on the new auditorium is already underway. However, costs for the facility will be closer to $1 million than the original estimate of about $750,000. Therefore contributions by the Bonnechere Manor Foundation are no longer set at $324,166, but $424,000, plus requested costs for a sound system and furnishings. The foundation finds itself about $8,000 shy of its original fundraising goal, but the County of Renfrew, which operates the long-term care home, has asked the foundation raise its additional $100,000 share over the next three years. With that time frame in mind, Bonnechere Manor community relations coordinator Robyn Arseneau says the fundraising push won’t be as hard as it was earlier this year. Nevertheless, November will be busy on the fundraising front. There will be two Christmas craft shows. The first is at the AFAC Wing Nov. 19 and 20, while the manor hosts its own show Friday, Nov. 26. The manor is also selling ornaments, at $20 apiece, for the tree standing in the manor’s great hall. The shatter-resistant ornaments will have the contributor’s name engraved, while the contributor can also pick up the ornament after the Christmas season for reuse. There are other November fundraisers, too. Money Concepts is hosting a sold-out dinner theatre at which AFT Players is presenting Come Blow Your

Horn Nov. 20 in the Renfrew Recreation Centre. November’s last fundraiser is a Saturday, Nov. 27 Christmas cheer program on Valley Heritage Radio. That morning, people can call in with song requests and a donation. The foundation increased its fundraising totals in a busy 2010 as a barbecue and telethon raised a whopping total of about $158,000. Another $1,072 came from a looney-toonie walk, while six recent donors helped financial matters. Those donors were the Young Performers’ recital contribution of $1,320, the Royal Bank of Canada book sale proceeds of $170, $200 from Admaston-Bromley’s Ward 3 and 4 recreation committee car rally, $750 from the Lochwinnoch Women’s Institute, and $1,000 from both St. Paul’s Anglican Church and the RenfrewArnprior Canadian Martyrs Assembly Knights of Columbus. “Obviously, the community sees this as a really important project,” says Arseneau. “We can’t wait for it to open. We wouldn’t have construction already started if it wasn’t for the support of the community.” The manor is also encouraging the public to keep tabs on the progress of the auditorium’s construction by M. Sullivan & Son. The steel-framed foundation is expected to go up in December, while visitors and residents can watch the project’s progress from a second-storey viewing window. The manor is also hoping to conduct auditorium tours early in the new year, prior to its anticipated official opening in April. Other major contributors to the project, over and above donations through the Bonnechere Manor Foundation, are the City of Pembroke and the County of Renfrew.


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The first snowfall of the year has come and gone, and here at The Salvation Army our thoughts are turning to the Annual Christmas Cheer Kettle Campaign.

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Starting on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. our Christmas Kettles will be out in the Wal-Mart Super Store Renfrew, and the Arnprior Shopping Center.

Watch your Renfrew Mercury inserts on Thursday, Nov. 18th for ONCOURSE, the winter line-up of night classes and workshops for Careers, Personal Interest, and Fun at Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley in Pembroke.

Give generously this season as we bring hope and happiness to the less fortunate in our Communities, not only at Christmas but throughout the year.

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Attention Health Care Providers The Advisory Board of the Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre is moving forward with plans to construct a new health services facility in Cobden. The process for calling on interested parties for occupancy has begun. If your entity is involved in providing health care, helping to manage health care or are involved in the promotion of health care programs and wish to rent space in this new facility, the Board would like to hear from you. Deadline for submission is November 25, 2010. Please contact either Pat Krose at 613 646-2377 or Izett McBride at 613 281-6500 or in writing to WBCHC, P.O. Box 509, Cobden, Ontario K0J 1K0. 425617

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Eyeing more classy Clydesdale results, at Royal Winter Fair STEVE NEWMAN

Toronto’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is called the world’s largest indoor gathering of agricultural and international equestrian competition, with more than 300,000 visitors each year. So it’s nice to be part of the action, say Ray and Kerry McLaughlin of McLaughlin Clydesdales in Haley Station. “It’s one of the best shows there is. There’s guys who come from Scotland just to see the Royal,” says Ray, who’s competing this year with his Clydesdales in the six- and four-horse hitch. Kerry, 36, is also competing, but it may be hard to beat the family’s earlier-season accomplishment of finishing first in the North American Classic standings for the six-horse hitch. That was also the first time an Ottawaarea entry has finished in the top four. Competition continues at this week’s Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, where the North American Classic’s top-four finishers are competing. Ray, who’s in his early 60s, clinched the North American overall title by placing third at this year’s Shawville Fair, with his Clydesdale team of Marty, Wes, Mac, WW (Wes from the West), Bob and Luke. Horses were always part of the McLaughlin family, when Ray, one of three children, grew up in the area. His dad, William John, was a farmer whose work included hauling wood by horse into Renfrew in the 1930s.

As a youngster, Ray also recalls the family’s first showing, of a Pinto mare. She was ridden to the Cobden Fair and back home again that night. For more than 20 years, Ray showed quarter-horses under the banner of McLaughlin Quarter Horses, before making the switch to Clydesdales less than a decade ago. The large, handsome horses have now become the virtual signature for McLaughlin Haulage Ltd., the family trucking business of nine full-time drivers and part-time staff. “Right now I really feel McLaughlin Clydesdales are the out-front ambassadors for our trucking company,” says Kerry, who won this year’s ladies cart in Calgary and Rockton, Ont., with Mac. She also fared well in other shows, including second in cart and ladies team for Clydesdales, to emerge as the Milwaukee show’s best lady driver. Her three daughters are also keen. Hailey, 6, walks around the stables with a big smile, while Brook, 13, and Mickerra, 12, are now competing in junior cart classes. “I love it, it’s fun,” says Mickerra. She and Brook also had decent showings at the Navan and Shawville shows this year. “It’s nerve-wracking,” admits Kerry, their in-cart adult companion. “It’s different when you don’t have control of those lines.” For several years, Ray volunteered to haul local 4-H competitors stock to the Royal Winter Fair.

Meanwhile, work continued with the quarter-horses, then the Clydesdales, as Ray’s wife, Darlene, played a big part in their success. “Mom always helped out,” says Kerry. “She was always the behind-the-scenes person, doing all the organizing and the entries.” But she died in 2007, before Ray and Kerry showed their Clydesdales for the first time at the Royal Winter Fair. Meanwhile, it remains very much a family affair. “It’s a group effort by everyone,” explains Kerry. But the best part may be the interaction with the animals. “The (number) of people who have never touched a horse before is unbelievable,” says Kerry, noting the pleasure people experience when they get that first chance, but a pleasure the McLaughlins experience every day. “Ours are truly these gentle giants,” says Kerry. “They are quiet. Each one of our horses is almost like a child, with their own personality.” Other Renfrew County residents off to the Royal Winter Fair include fourth-generation farmer Reuben Stone of Stone Farms/Valley Bio Ltd. in Cobden. Last year he won a premiere award for his hemp cookies, and he’s back this year selling hemp oil, seeds and cookies at the Eastern Ontario Pavilion. While Stone Farm has cattle and other cash crops, 250 acres of hemp means the farm’s No. 1 money maker is hemp. Stone Farms is among 17 vendors at


Ray McLaughlin and daughter Kerry are joined by Marty, one of their Clydesdales, prior to competing at this week’s prestigious Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Mercury photo by Steve Newman

the Eastern Ontario Pavilion. Other local participants are The Algonquin Tea Company (Golden Lake), The Mix Company (Eganville) and Whitewater Premium Candle Co. (Beachburg).

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Fundraiser to help pay for Hunter’s liberation procedure STEVE NEWMAN

Renfrew resident and Renfrew Royal Canadian Legion member Bob Hunter, who has multiple sclerosis, is joined by fundraising organizer Leanne Stubinski. A Nov. 20 fundraiser will take place to help him pay expenses for an expensive liberation procedure in Central America.


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The jury is out on whether Dr. Paolo Zamboni’s liberation procedure will provide a major solution for sufferers of multiple sclerosis, including Bob Hunter of Renfrew. But Hunter is headed to Costa Rica this January, with wife Judy, to undergo the procedure at an estimated cost of more than $15,000. It creates a financial hardship for the Hunters, but Leanne Stubinski, Renfrew Royal Canadian Legion bartender and long-time branch member, is organizing a Nov. 20 fundraiser for the couple. When she heard about the Hunters’ plans, she called Judy to see that it was okay to organize the fundraiser. Much positive press has been followed by several European studies that have poured cold water on the procedure that first publicized about a year ago. Meanwhile, the Saskatchewan government has committed $5 million to clinical trials on the vein-widening procedure initially proposed by Italian vascular surgeon Zamboni. Hundreds, if not thousands, of patients have travelled outside Canada, to such countries as Bulgaria, Poland and Mexico, for the procedure since it was first publicized. Websites are also full of postings by people who have undergone the surgery and are reporting signifi-


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cant improvements. Hunter, whose MS was diagnosed 15 years ago, worked in hardware sales across eastern Ontario, but doesn’t work now. He’s confined to a wheelchair, but is cheerful and displays a sense of humour. He moved with his wife and two boys, then seven and 12, to Renfrew about 25 years ago. Hunter recently underwent vascular testing in Barrie, Ont., to see if he qualified for the liberation procedure. His surgery is scheduled for Jan. 11 in Costa Rica. Dr. Zamboni, of Italy, says multiple sclerosis is related to narrowed veins in the neck and spine, a condition that he has coined CCSVI (chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency). Now research projects are underway, including one between the University of Saskatchewan and the University of British Columbia, to investigate the relationship between CCSVI and MS. Zamboni says the veins draining from the brain are malformed or blocked, resulting in a buildup of iron in the brain that causes neurological symptoms. In the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Zamboni said 50 per cent of MS patients had no attacks in the 18 months following his procedure. Hunter calls himself a private person who doesn’t like to broadcast family matters in the public. But he says he ap-

preciates the efforts of those spearheading the fundraiser. “Your family is always affected by it (multiple sclerosis) … It creates problems if you let it get to you,” admits Hunter, who used to play hockey and officiate local games. He’s also a Renfrew Junior B Timberwolves executive member who says he hopes to be more active following the procedure. “I once had a tremendous vocabulary,” adds the 65-year-old. “It affects your thought process.” The various definitions of MS include a chronic disease of the brain and spinal cord characterized by changes in sensation, visual problems, weakness, depression, difficulties with coordination and speech, impaired mobility and disability. “It’s not just me that wants to do this for Bob,” says Stubinski. “It’s other members of the community, too, including members of the Rusty Blades. A lot of people want to help out.” Food and entertainment is being provided free for the Saturday, Nov. 20 fundraising dance. The doors open at 7 p.m. Entertainment starts at 8 p.m. The $10 admission tickets are available from the Legion, Rusty Blades or at the door. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada estimates about 65,000 Canadians have MS.

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10TH ANNIVERSARY Members of Employment Networks gather for 10th anniversary celebrations in their Renfrew office. The private organization offers onestop employment network through the employment services network launched by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in August. The Renfrew office has more than 6,000 clients on its data base, which links employers with potential clients and offers the general public job searches and other labour market information. From left, in the front row, are service director Susan Peacock Agnel, information technologist Lloyd Keagan and employment counsellor Michael McConnachie; back row, service administrator Bernice Agnew, and employment counsellors Sheri Primeau, Annette Miller and Fran Watson. “We’re very proud of our 10 years of service that has now provided us the opportunity to work more directly with employers,” said director Peacock. Visit for more about Employment Networks, whose second-storey offices are on Renfrew Avenue, behind the Bank of Montreal. Mercury photo by Steve Newman

Revera Inc. announces decision to acquire Comcare Limited Revera Inc., a leading North American provider of seniors’ accommodation, care and services, has entered into an agreement to acquire Comcare Limited, one of Canada’s largest home care providers. Once the acquisition is complete, Revera’s home care division will employ approximately 4,600 people, with operations in 29 cities, in seven provinces, and is expected to provide services to more than 5,400 clients every week. Renfrew is among the communities now served by Comcare. “The combination of Comcare and Revera is an exceptional fit, uniting two respected players in home care,” said Jeff Lozon, President and CEO, Revera Inc. “Revera is dedicated to being the pre-eminent provider of seniors’ services in Canada, and this acquisition is a major step in moving this strategy forward,: said Lozon. The Canadian Home Care Association estimates there has

been a 51 per cent increase in the number of home care recipients over the past decade, and that one million Canadians now receive publicly-funded home care each year. By 2017, it is estimated the number of seniors with chronic conditions requiring home care services will increase by onethird. “Delivering in-home care and services is becoming an increasingly vital part of Canadian health care – one that provides clients with options to receive care where they want it and when they need it,” said Patricia Barbato, senior vice president of home health and business development, Revera Inc. “The combined strength of our two companies will enable us to offer clients a variety of services – from nursing to rehabilitation, to personal and home support,” Barbato said. The acquisition is expected to close in early January and is subject to customary regulatory approvals.



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late of the Town of Renfrew, in the County of Renfrew, deceased.

late of the Town of Renfrew, in the County of Renfrew, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all creditors and others having claims against the above-named deceased, who died on or about the 12th day of October, 2010, are required to file particulars thereof with the undersigned on or before the 19th day of November, 2010.

NOTICE is hereby given that all creditors and others having claims against the above-named deceased, who died on or about the 31st day of May, 2010, are required to file particulars thereof with the undersigned on or before the 19th day of November, 2010.

AND TAKE NOTICE that after the last mentioned date the assets of the estate will be distributed to the persons entitled, having regard only to those claims of which notice shall have been received as aforesaid.

AND TAKE NOTICE that after the last mentioned date the assets of the estate will be distributed to the persons entitled, having regard only to those claims of which notice shall have been received as aforesaid.

DATED at Renfrew, this 19th day of October, 2010.

DATED at Renfrew, this 19th day of October, 2010.

Kevin Murphy Estate Administrator by his solicitor John M. Cooke Barrister & Solicitor 276 Raglan St. S. P.O. Box 158 Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4A3

Stephanie Aline Brunet Estate Administrator by her solicitor John M. Cooke Barrister & Solicitor 276 Raglan St. S. P.O. Box 158 Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4A3 422048



SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER TAKE NOTICE THAT TENDERS ARE INVITED FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED BELOW and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on 25 November 2010, at the Township of Greater Madawaska Municipal Office, P.O. Box 180, 1101 Francis Street, Calabogie, Ontario K0J 1H0. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Township of Greater Madawaska Municipal Office Council Chambers, 1101 Francis Street, Calabogie. DESCRIPTION OF LANDS: Roll No. 47 06 006 010 56300 0000; 516 Gladstone St. Calabogie; PIN 57351-0071(LT) Lot 102, Plan 156; Bagot, Blythfield and Brougham. File 09-02 Minimum Tender Amount: $ 4,547.25 Roll No. 47 06 006 010 56200 0000; Gladstone St. Calabogie; PIN 57351-0072(LT) Lot 103, Plan 156; Bagot, Blythfield and Brougham. File 09-03 Minimum Tender Amount: $ 3,741.49 Roll No. 47 06 009 035 07700 0000; 6137 Highway 132, Dacre; PIN 57384-0012(LT) Part Lot 25, Range “D” South, Brougham, as in R210871 Bagot, Blythfield and Brougham. File 09-06 Minimum Tender Amount: $ 4,586.69 Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the lands to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. Note: HST may be payable by successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact: Mrs. Jennifer Barr, Deputy Treasurer The Corporation of the Township of Greater Madawaska P.O. Box 180 1101 Francis Street Calabogie, Ontario K0J 1H0 (613) 752-2222 X 223



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Life As We Know It The Wild TV Hunting and Fishing Network paid a visit to Dickson Manor at Calabogie Peaks Resort for a taping of The Heeb ’n Rob Show Oct. 30. Production manager Randy Stuart, lower right, interviews judges, from left, Richard White, Kim McKinty and John Allerton, while the eventual winning cooks Rob Prevost and Peaks chef Andrea Leduc look on. Mercury photo by Peter Clark

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Donohue Art and Frame marks 20 years on Raglan Street This Saturday, Nov. 13 Donohue Art and Frame on Raglan Street is celebrating 20 years on main street. To mark the occasion the shop is welcoming artists Kevin Dodds who will be autographing his calendars. The calendar signing will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the


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Getting WILD at the Peaks Calabogie Peaks Resort has enjoyed its share of television time over the years, but the exposure they will receive from an Oct. 30 shoot is definitely of a different nature. A crew from the WILD TV Hunting and Fishing Network was at Dickson Manor to film a future episode of the hunting-cooking program called The Heeb ’n Rob Show which will air in January. The show highlights a rivalry between a couple of good buddies. One, Erik Kafrissen, known as Heeb, is a professional chef who knows little about hunting. The other, Rob Prevost, is an avid outdoorsman who knows little about cooking. With the hunting portion of the show taped earlier, Calabogie Peaks was the host of the cooking portion. As three area judges – Richard White of Renfrew, and Calabogie’s Kim McKinty and John Allerton awaited – Heeb and Rob, the latter assisted by Peaks chef Andrea Leduc, cooked up a venison dish. In a vote of 2-to-1, the tandem of Rob and chef Andrea claimed the WILD Cup. An enthusiastic crowd at Dickson Manor was on hand to wit ness the event. “Our travels have taken us all


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Raiders in the hunt for two Renfrew County titles PETER CLARK

Two Renfrew Collegiate Raiders teams are chasing Renfrew County championships today. The senior girls basketball and junior boys volleyball teams are both looking to add 2010 banners to the walls at the Grant Gymnasium. The senior girls defeated the visiting Opeongo Wildcats 55-31 in Tuesday’s semifinal, thus earning the right to host the Arnprior Redmen today in what should be another classic battle of longtime school rivals at 4:30 p.m. Ten different Raiders etched their numbers onto the scoresheet versus Opeongo, led by Caitlin Dougherty’s 12 points. Mae Donohue added 10, Maddy Kubiseski nine and Erika Jenkins six. Coaches Vicki Wilson and Adam Noack credited Sarah Dougherty with “a fantastic game in the boards.” Dougherty also went six-for-seven from the foul line. The Senior Raiders (8-and-1) completed the regular season and clinched first place at the same time with a 36-7 win over the Mackenzie Mustangs Nov. 2. Caitlin Dougherty had 14 points. A potent Arnprior juggernaut defeated RCI 42-11 in Tuesday’s junior girls semifinal. Arnprior sailed through the regular season allowing only 104 points against in nine games, and held opponents to single digits five times. The Junior Raiders rolled through the opening round of the UOVHSAA girls basketball playoffs with a 40-19 win over the General Panet Panthers last Thursday. “We played really well,” coach Jason Wilson observed of the quarterfinal triumph. “We had a shut down defence and held (Panet’s) top scorer to four points.” Courtney Miller led the Raiders with a 10-point effort. Adrienne Guty and Grace Stewart collected nine. The junior squad topped the Mackenzie

Mustangs 37-20 to complete regular-season play in fourth place at 5-and-4 Nov. 2. Guty had seven points, Stewart and Carly McHenry six. BOYS VOLLEYBALL The Raiders outlasted the cross-town rival St. Joseph’s Jaguars in a thrilling five-set match in senior boys volleyball action Nov. 4 at St. Joseph’s. In a final set tied most of the way up to 12-12, RCI broke free to net the final three points. Scores were 15-25, 25-18, 25-16, 2025 and 15-12. RCI coach Dale Frew said it was a big win. It allowed his team to nail down second place, and home court against Arnprior and Mackenzie in the first round of the playoffs, of which the Raiders took advantage. RCI swept both Arnprior and Mackenzie 3-0 Tuesday. Today, the Raiders are again taking on St. Joseph’s at noon in the Renfrew County semifinal in Petawawa. The survivor meets the winner of the other semifinal featuring Arnprior and the top-seed General Panet Panthers this afternoon.

The St. Joseph’s Jaguars dropped a tough 15-12 decision in the fifth set of their Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletics Association regular-season closing senior boys volleyball match to the Renfrew Collegiate Raiders Thursday. However, the Jaguars will get another shot at their cross-town rivals in the playoffs. St. Joseph’s dropped a 3-0 decision to the host General Panet Panthers in postseason action at Petawawa Tuesday, but

by Peter Clark



Ten Raiders took to the peaks and valleys at the Ontario high school (OFSAA) cross-country championship Saturday in Etobicoke. All were seniors with Rachel Folkema, Hillary MacMillan, Danielle Valliquette, Mikaela Barnes and Rachel Barr helping the senior girls to a 20th-place finish out of 38 teams. Folkema had the best RCI time of 20:27.05 for 5,000 metres. Shawn Walters (24:05.04 over the 7,000metre course), Thomas Kellar, Colin Topping, Andrew Heaslip and John Andrews propelled the senior boys to 17th overall among 38 teams. See RAIDERS, Page 21

The Legendary Game

Jaguars advance to volleyball’s final day PETER CLARK

RCI Raiders Gord Gaddess, left, and Abe Ellement on the left side of the net, climb the ladder in attempts to block the efforts of St. Joseph’s Jaguars Josh Lamourie and Kenny Cobus during senior boys high school volleyball action at the Jaguars gym last Thursday afternoon. The Raiders pulled out a cliffhanger, winning 1512 in the fifth set. Mercury photo

a thrilling 3-2 win over the Bishop Smith Crusaders kept the Jaguars 2010 UOVHSAA season alive for coach Trent Skelhorn’s squad. The Jaguars advance to the Renfrew County semifinal in Petawawa today. They and RCI will meet again at noon which guarantees a Renfrew team will be a part of the senior volleyball final. The Junior Jaguars season ended Tuesday when they dropped 3-1 and 3-0 decisions to the Jeanne-Lajoie Chevaliers and host Arnprior Redmen. See Page 23 for Jaguars playoff basketball results.

I’ve spent some time flipping through the pages of Renfrew resident Tom King’s ultimate hockey trivia book The Legendary Game. I came across a few interesting tidbits. • The Ottawa Silver Seven got their name after their players received silver coins to commemorate the team’s first Stanley Cup win in 1903. I always thought the name came from the sevenman hockey of the day. • The NHL’s Pittsburgh Pirates relocated as the Philadelphia Quakers in 1930. Today Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are among the league’s top rivalries. • Informing the crowd of time remaining in a period was introduced in 1946-47 to help alleviate concession stand line-ups and traffic jams. It is hoped that soccer will adopt this idea some day. • The New York Rangers once had a goaltender named Steve Buzinski. He was known as Steve ‘The Puck Goes Inski’ Buzinski. • Gordie Howe had the biggest Christmas Day performance when he chalked up six points on the strength of a hat trick and three assists on Dec. 25, 1956

PETER CLARK PETER’S PUTTERINGS as the Red Wings routed the Rangers 8-1. It was also the biggest one-game point splurge in No. 9’s NHL career. And no, Steve Buzinski was not New York’s goaltender. • The Legendary Game is Published by Trafford Publishing and is available at or for $24.95. More on The Legendary Game appears in a future edition of the Mercury and currently at * * * The two Major League franchises going longer without a World Series title than the San Francisco Giants before this year are the Cleveland Indians and the dear old Chicago Cubs. The Tribe last won in 1948 while the cursed Cubs haven’t tasted glory in generations. Their most recent World Series title occurred in 1908. And for this week: What three coaches have led the Dallas Cowboys to Super Bowl championships?


Raiders: Senior football team’s 2010 season ends From Page 20 The Lanark-Renfrew High School Football League season came to an end for the Senior Raiders last Thursday. The Raiders trailed only 20-15 when a fumbled punt with six minutes remaining spelled doom for RCI. The Arnprior Redmen tacked on a pair of late majors to win 33-15. Matt Sharpe registered all 15 points for RCI, which included two touchdowns. Mini and junior Renfrew Tennis Club winners for 2010, in front row Thursday marked the two-year anniversary of from left, are Eleanor Spooner, Tate Hickey, Wesley Matthews, Dean Nov. 4, 2008, RCI’s best day in school football hisLetourneau, Jace Letourneau, Chloe Cayen, Lydia Spooner and Charlie Strader; second row Ty Letourneau, Jillian McNulty, Duncan Jamieson, Raya Droppo, Cameron Hunter; and back row, Caitlin Kelly, Brianne McNulty, Morgan McNulty, Bradley Shean, Eric Dupuis, Katherine Jamieson and Reid Hall. Mercury photos by Peter Clark

tory, the day they won both the senior and junior football titles. Arnprior will meet Smiths Falls in the 2010 senior final. Almonte and Notre Dame lock horns for the junior crown.





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To The Citizens of Renfrew The Renfrew Tennis Club held its 2010 season closing banquet Oct. 3 at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. In front row from left are intermediate champs Sonya Bergin and Holly Shannon; and standing, senior champs Robert Pelletier, Sheila Windle, Nicole Blimkie, Nancy Saumure, Jane Donnelly, Martha Scott, Jane Freemark and Bob Brydges.

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Tennis club celebrates 2010 PETER CLARK

The Renfrew Tennis Club capped its 2010 season with the club’s annual dinner and awards night in the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre upstairs hall Oct. 3. MINI CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Men’s singles: A champion: Jace Letourneau, B champion: Wesley Matthews; Ladies singles: A Jillian McNulty, B Raya Droppo; Men’s doubles: A Dean and Jace Letourneau, B Wesley Matthews and Tate Hickey; Ladies doubles: A Lydia Spooner and Cameron Hunter, B Chloe Cayen and Eleanor Spooner; Mixed doubles: A Raya Droppo and Ty Letourneau, B Duncan Jamieson and Karly Friske. JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Men’s singles: A Hayden McIntyre, B Charlie Strader; Ladies singles: A Morgan McNulty, B Brianne McNulty; Men’s doubles: A Tyler McIntyre and Eric Dupuis, B Hayden McIntyre and Bradley Shean; Ladies doubles: A Caitlin Kelly and Jillian McNulty; B Morgan McNulty and Katherine Jamieson; Mixed doubles: A Jillian McNulty and

Ryan McNulty, B Kathleen Carty and Reid Hall. INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Men’s singles: A Mitchell Ferguson, B Hayden McIntyre; Ladies singles: A Sonya Bergin, B Holly Shannon; Ladies doubles: A Sonya Bergin and Holly Shannon, B Lily Freemark and Abbey Freemark; Men’s doubles: A Mitchell Ferguson and Joel Ferguson, B Ryan McNulty and Alex Paquette; Mixed doubles: A Sonya Bergin and Joel Ferguson, B Morgan McNulty and Ryan McNulty. SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Ladies singles: A Sheila Windle, B Nancy Saumure; Men’s singles: A Robert Pelletier, B Frank Cosentino; Ladies doubles: A Jane Freemark and Sheila Windle, B Jane Donnelly and Martha Scott; Men’s doubles: A Rob Hagerman and Robert Pelletier, B Frank Cosentino and Jamie Rodden; Mixed doubles: A Sheila Windle and Bob Brydges, B Martha Scott and Ben Treidlinger. Nicole Blimkie was named most improved player.

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Behind the Glass: Here come the Scots ANDY SKLEPOWICZ Renfrew Curling Rink

The Scots are coming! The Scots are coming! What has become an annual cry these past few years announces the coming of the Scottish horde disguised as wily curlers and their support entourage. After laying waste to Arnprior on the morning of Nov. 13, the Scots will descend on Renfrew, to curl another four games in the afternoon and then lay claim to stores of good food and plenty of overflowing cheer as they order the pipers to play another bonny tune. Preparing a special Valley welcome will be Gert Brydges and members of the Renfrew curling club. A feast will be made ready by master cooks Charlie Ricard and Helen Hayward and their helpers. The curling club’s house band organized by Dave Rowat will provide foot stomping music ‘til the wee hours while Dwight Hayward and his barmen will be worn weary satisfying the thirsty crew. If you would still like to join in on the fun give Gert a call for last minute dinner tickets or just join us for the curling and merriment anytime that day. Over the years, Renfrew has come to be known as a must stop on any Scottish curling tour as our friends from across the ocean make a pilgrimage to enjoy the best curling country in the world. The great curling, welcoming people and the best food on their vacations brings the Scots back again and again. And we love having them! As for other news, the Renfrew senior ladies began their defence as Autumn Leaves champions in the same manner as the men in the Low Cup. The team of Yvonne Sklepowicz, Joan Hickey, Sandra Fredette, with Willy Lafrance and Barb Roy each playing one game, came back to steal their first game over the other Renfrew team of Barb Westgarth, Jane Hunter and Leith Collins with Anne MacNeil and Jean Klages splitting lead duties. After a delicious lunch the ladies played their second games and kept it close in both games. The Sklepowicz rink fell to Pembroke while the Westgarth foursome dropped a decision to Arnprior as some great shot making by the skips was not enough to pull the teams through. A special thanks went out from all the ladies to the men who helped with serving lunch and cleaning up afterwards and finally being (put in their place) in the kitchen where they belong.

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Commission de l’énergie de l’Ontario

IN THE MATTER OF a proceeding initiated by the Ontario Energy Board to determine whether the costs and damages incurred by electricity distributors as a result of the April 21, 2010 Minutes of Settlement in the late payment penalty class action, as further described herein, are recoverable from electricity distribution ratepayers, and if so, the form and timing of such recovery.


NOTICE OF PROCEEDING The Ontario Energy Board (the “Board”) has commenced a proceeding on its own motion to determine whether Affected Electricity Distributors (see definition below) should be allowed to recover from their ratepayers the costs and damages incurred as a result of the Minutes of Settlement approved on April 21, 2010 by the Honourable Mr. Justice Cumming of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Court File No. 94-CQ-50878) and as amended by addenda dated July 7, 2010 and July 8 (the “Minutes of Settlement”) in the late payment penalty class action (the “LPP Class Action”), and if so, the form and timing of such recovery. For purposes of this proceeding, “Affected Electricity Distributors” means licensed Ontario electricity distributors that were named as defendant class members in Schedule F of the Minutes of Settlement. The Board has given this proceeding File No. EB-2010-0295. This proceeding is commenced pursuant to sections 19 and 78(2) of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998. The Board’s decision on this application may have an effect on all electricity distribution customers. For more information regarding the share of costs allocated to each of the Affected Electricity Distributors as a result of the LPP Class Action, please go to the Board’s website at or to the office of your local electricity distributor to view the Minutes of Settlement in the LPP Class Action. In either their respective cost of service or incentive regulation mechanism rate applications, Affected Electricity Distributors have requested that the Board hold a generic hearing to deal with this matter. The Board has determined that it will hold a generic hearing to address the following issues: 1. 2.

As a threshold question, whether Affected Electricity Distributors should be allowed to recover from ratepayers the costs and damages incurred in the LPP Class Action; and If the answer to the first issue is yes, what would be an appropriate methodology to: (a) apportion costs across customer rate classes, and (b) recover such allocated costs in rates.

Pursuant to section 21 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, the Board directs all Affected Electricity Distributors to collectively file evidence on the issues outlined above. The Board will also invite other evidence on all relevant matters from parties to the proceeding. A time table for the treatment of this evidence will be provided shortly. Affected Electricity Distributors shall collectively file their evidence on the issues outlined above on or before 4:45 p.m. on November 8, 2010. Any party wishing to provide written comments on the proposed list of issues outlined above shall do so within 5 days of the publication of this Notice. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the number of Affected Electricity Distributors involved in this proceeding, the Board will not require parties to file materials with all other parties. As such, all parties, including intervenors and all Affected Electricity Distributors will be required to regularly consult the Board’s website at html/EB-2010-0295 to gain access to any newly filed materials in this case. Affected Electricity Distributors are cautioned that they shall have a period of 5 days from the date that letters of intervention are published on the Board’s website to file any objections to those intervention requests. Should any party not have internet access, special arrangements may be made by contacting the Board Secretary’s Office by telephone toll free at (1-888-632-6273). How to Participate You may participate in this proceeding in one of three ways: 1. Become an Intervenor You may ask to become an intervenor if you wish to actively participate in the proceeding. Intervenors are eligible to receive evidence and other material submitted by participants in the hearing. Your request for intervenor status must be made by letter of intervention and be received by the Board no later than 10 days from the publication or service date of this notice. Your letter of intervention must include a description of how you are, or may be, affected by the outcome of this proceeding; and if you represent a group, a description of the group and its membership. The Board may order costs in this proceeding. You must indicate in your letter of intervention whether you expect to seek costs from Affected Electricity Distributors and the grounds for your eligibility for costs. Note that as an intervenor, everything you file with the Board will be placed on the public record, including your name and contact information. This means that it will be available for viewing at the Board's offices and it will be placed on the Board's website and available to anyone with internet access. The Board intends to proceed with this application by way of a written hearing. If you object to the Board proceeding in this fashion, your letter of intervention must state the type of proceeding you believe to be necessary and the reasons why. If you already have a user ID, please submit your intervention request through the Board’s web portal at Additionally, two paper copies are required. If you do not have a user ID, please visit the Board’s website under e-filings and fill out a user ID password request. For instructions on how to submit and naming conventions please refer to the RESS Document Guidelines found at, e-Filing Services. The Board also accepts interventions by e-mail, at the address below, and again, two additional paper copies are required. Those who do not have internet access are required to submit their intervention request on a CD in PDF format, along with two paper copies. 2. Send a Letter with your Comments to the Board If you wish to comment on the proceeding without becoming an intervenor, you may write a letter of comment to the Board Secretary clearly stating your views. A copy of your letter of comment will be provided to the Hearing Panel. A complete copy of your letter of comment will also be available to all Affected Electricity Distributors (which means it will include your name, contact information, and everything written in the letter). All letters of comment will become part of the public record in the proceeding. This means that it will be available for viewing at the Board's offices and it will be placed on the Board's website and available to anyone with internet access. Before placing the letter of comment on the public record, the Board will remove from the letter of comment any contact information for the individual writing the letter. This includes the address, fax number, phone number, and e-mail address of the individual. However, the name of the individual and anything written in the letter of comment will become part of the public record. Your letter of comment must be received by the Board no later than 30 days from the publication or service date of this notice. The Board accepts letters of comment by either post or e-mail at the addresses below. 3. Become an Observer Observers do not actively participate in the proceeding but monitor the progress of the proceeding by receiving documents issued by the Board. You may request observer status in order to receive documents issued by the Board in this proceeding. There is no fee for observers to receive documents issued by the Board. As an observer you will be able to view all Board issued documents. If you would like to have access to any documents issued by any other party to the proceeding, you will be required to contact that party directly in order to request such documents. Please note that you may be required to pay for the cost of the duplication and delivery of these documents to you. Most documents filed in this application will also be available on the Board’s website at All letters for observer status will become part of the public record in the proceeding. This means that it will be available for viewing at the Board's offices and it will be placed on the Board's website and available to anyone with internet access. Before placing the request for observer status on the public record, the Board will remove from the request any contact information for the individual making the request. This includes the address, fax number, phone number, and e-mail address of the individual. However, the name of the individual and anything written in the request for observer status will become part of the public record. Your request for observer status must be made in writing and be received by the Board no later than 10 days from the publication or service date of this notice. The Board accepts observer request letters by either post or e-mail at the addresses below. How to Contact Us In responding to this notice, please reference Board file number EB-2010-0295 in the subject line of your e-mail or at the top of your letter. It is also important that you provide your name, postal address and telephone number and, if available, an e-mail address and fax number. All communications should be directed to the attention of the Board Secretary at the address below, and be received no later than 4:45 p.m. on the required date. Need More Information? Further information on how to participate may be obtained by visiting the Board’s website at or by calling our Consumer Relations Centre at 1-877-6322727. IMPORTANT IF YOU DO NOT FILE AN OBJECTION TO A WRITTEN HEARING OR DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE HEARING BY FILING A LETTER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS NOTICE, THE BOARD MAY PROCEED WITHOUT YOUR PARTICIPATION AND YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO FURTHER NOTICE IN THIS PROCEEDING. ADDRESS

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Renfrew Bantam Timberwolves reach North Bay final PETER CLARK

The Renfrew Bantam Timberwolves came home finalists from their first hockey tournament of the 2010-11 season on the last weekend of October. The Wolves racked up four wins against one defeat en route to reaching the championship game before running out of fuel in a shutout loss to Osgoode-Rideau. Drew Edwards had a big tournament with eight goals and four assists for the Bantam Wolves. Kevin Crozier and Auston Pierce added three goals, and Nicholas Wright, John Pettigrew, Rory Whalen and Billy Karras singles. Pettigrew also had eight assists. Chloe Eady and Jonathon Chippure shared netminding duties. Eady made 28 saves to lead the Wolves past Arnprior in Upper Ottawa Valley league action 2-1 Saturday at Ma-Te-Way. Pierce had both Renfrew markers. The Atom Wolves defeated Deep River 9-2 behind Nicholas Crozier’s four-goal effort. Reid Barber (1G, 2A), Jared Burnette, Tyler Blackburn, Simon Rose, Carter Bleeks and Brendan Hill (2A) also lent support to the Renfrew attack. Kraig Thompson notched a pair of twogoal games to lead the Peewee Wolves to 2-1 and 5-3 decisions over Arnprior and Muskrat. Ryan Pettigrew scored twice while Zach Paulin added a single. Nicholas Fleguel collected three assists. Goaltenders Cameron Iob and Colin Schwartz each chalked up a victory. In upcoming games, the Peewee and Bantam Wolves host Muskrat at 3:45 and 5 p.m. respectively Saturday, while the Major Midget Wolves take on Valley Storm at 6:15 p.m. The Atom Wolves are at the Regional Silver Stick hockey tournament in Pembroke in a division with the West Carleton Warriors, Gananoque Islanders and

North Glengarry Stormont Braves. Fortin a hat trick. John Agnew and Caleb Murdock (2A) also chipped in. The Bantam and Major Midget Wolves Coulas chipped in with singles. Carter AtJoel Ferguson scored with 56 seconds are also at home Wednesday, Nov. 11. kins notched two goaltending wins. left to give Renfrew Esso a 4-3 midget Jonathan Carlson had the shutout and win over Pembroke. Schyler Sanftenberg HOUSE HOCKEY Nicholas Hazen scored twice as Fraser’s blocked 26 shots, and also received offenClothes Shop blanked Pembroke 5-0 in sive support from Brayden Wright with Canadian Tire downed Renfrew Pizze- bantam action. Cody Corbin (1G, 2A), two goals, and Ryan McLeod. ria 5-3 in novice house hockey action. Carson Eady, Ryley McNulty and Jacob – With files from Jeff Rekowski Brandon McCrea had a hat trick and Maxx Steele and Nycholas Pearse singles in support of winning goaltender Tyson Johnson. Crawford Leavoy (2) and Alec McCallum answered. Katie Brydges was in goal for Pizzeria. Cobden outscored the Rink Rat Pro Shop 8-5. Justin Schutt scored twice while John Stuart, Jack Stewart and Connor Zohr added singles. Nicholas Brisco was between the pipes. Colby Bleeks had four goals and Carter Sammon three in Renfrew Metro’s 9-6 triumph over Arnprior. Bradley Hogan and Braevan Cameron had solos. Summer Simons posted the goaltending win. Wyatt St. Michael had a hat trick and Brandon Nykyforak two as Barker’s Collision Centre topped Arnprior 6-1 in the atom loop. Cody Mackin added one goal and Bryden Schaap the goaltending win. Farrell’s Installation defeated Arnprior 6-2, buoyed by Nicholas Wright’s four goals. Brady Limlaw and Tanton Landriault pegged singles, and Jacob Miller the 416873 win. NAPA Auto Parts blanked Arnprior 70 and defeated Barry’s Bay 4-1 in peewee action. Dawson Campbell had four goals. Brandon Hanniman (3G, 2A), Hunter Wright (1G, 2A), Elyssa Essiambre, Evan Zohr and Charlie Strader also contributed to the offence. Logan Wright added three assists while Braedon Vincent earned the The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), Pembroke District, is inviting public comment on an application from Logs End Inc. seeking approval to retrieve sunken logs from the Ottawa River in the area of the village of shutout and both goaltending victories. Scotiabank had two wins and a loss last Braeside. This will be a commercial operation in which divers will retrieve logs that had sunk to the bottom of the week. Brad Shean had eight goals in the river during historic logging operations for processing. The project will take place during the summer to early fall three games, Cole Turcotte six and Ryan months.

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Senior Jaguars set to host EOSSAA

Jaguars basketball teams finished regular-season play in third place, and took advantage of their home court with quarterfinal victories in Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association girls hoops action last Thursday afternoon. The Junior Jaguars (7-and-2) turned back the Madawaska District Valley Wolves 30-20. Sonya Bergin had eight points and Shannon Charbonneau seven for St. Joseph’s. “It was an excellent defensive effort,” coach Mark Valliquette said of the win, which also assured the Jaguars a berth at the Eastern Ontario (EOSSAA) high school championship as they are the only A school left standing. The Junior Jaguars playoff run ended Tuesday with a 33-22 setback to the Wildcats in Opeongo. Shannon Charbonneau and Renee Gauthier topped St. Joseph’s point getters. The Jaguars are in Elgin Tuesday for A EOSSAA. The Senior Jaguars (8-and-1) bombed the General Panet Panthers 48-16 in their quarterfinal match. Sarah MacLaren had 12 points, Natalie Walters eight and Kerry Keyes seven for St. Joseph’s. Arnprior scored a 44-37 triumph over the Jaguars in Tuesday’s semifinal.

“We were down 14-0 in the first four minutes and 17 (points) at the half,” coach Mike McMahon said. “We cut it to five in the fourth quarter. The girls played well. We just couldn’t come all the way back.” Sarah MacLaren had 10 points, Rebecca MacLaren nine and Caroline Holley eight to pace St. Joseph’s. The Jaguars will be hosting the 2010 EOSSAA senior girls basketball championship for A schools Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 17-18. REGULAR SEASON WRAP The Jaguar girls swept a hoops doubleheader from the Jeanne-Lajoie Chevaliers on the final day of the 2010 regular season Nov. 2 at the Jaguars home gym. Melissa Verch pegged eight points and Sonya Bergin seven in a 31-9 Junior Jaguars triumph. The Senior Jaguars were 31-14 winners over the Pembroke school. Sarah MacLaren had a dozen points for St. Joseph’s. The Jaguars traded a pair of decisions with the Arnprior Redmen in boys volleyball regular-season play on the same afternoon. St. Joseph’s outlasted Arnprior 3-2 in the junior clash, while the Redmen claimed the senior match 3-0.

The proposal is being evaluated in accordance with a Category B project under the Class Environmental Assessment for MNR Resource Stewardship and Facility Development Projects. A Notice of Completion will be provided to parties who have provided input or requested further notice. Where concerns can be resolved, MNR can proceed to implement the project without issuing a Notice of Completion. You are invited to direct any inquiries or comments regarding the access road proposal to Logs End Inc. OR Patrick Soulliere, Lands & Waters Specialist, Ministry of Natural Resources. Comments must be received within the 30day comment period, which expires on Friday, December 10th, 2010. Comments and personal information regarding this proposal are collected under authority of the Environmental Assessment Act & the Public Lands Act to assist MNR in making decisions. Comments not constituting personal information as defined by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, will be shared among MNR and others as appropriate, and may be included in documentation available for public review. Personal information will remain confidential unless prior consent to disclose is obtained. For more information on the project, to submit comments, or to request further notice, please contact: Logs End Inc. 1520 Triole St. Ottawa, Ontario K1B 3S9 Phone (613) 738-7851 E-mail

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Late goal ties game PETER CLARK

The Renfrew Timberwolves bounced back from a Friday night loss in dramatic fashion. Steven Powell’s second goal with just 19 seconds remaining gave the Wolves a vital 4-4 deadlock in Stittsville Sunday afternoon. The point gives Renfrew a 5-8and-3 record in the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League, and allows them to maintain third place in the Valley Division. Mitch Parker earned his second assist of the afternoon on Powell’s equalizer. Tyler Charbonneau and defenceman Ryan Lepine collected other markers for the Wolves. Charbonneau’s was also a timely goal in that it came with 12 seconds left in the second period after the Royals had assumed a 3-1 lead. Richard Barr made 31 saves over 65 minutes of hockey for the Wolves. The powerplay giveth, and the powerplay taketh away. That was a big part of the story Friday night. Shortly after two goals with the man advantage midway through the middle period allowed the Wolves to overcome a 3-1 deficit to pull even

with the visiting Ottawa West Golden Knights, the Knights counted three powerplay markers of their own. They went on to score five consecutive goals over the latter 30 minutes to win 8-3. Ross Fleming had four goals and Brett Madigan two to lead the Golden Knights, who burnt the Wolves and goaltender Mike Rosebrook for a goal in the opening minute of both the first and second periods. Steven Powell on a breakaway in the initial stanza, and Renfrew Pizzeria player-of-the-game Erik Mask and Powell again with powerplay goals two minutes apart in the middle stanza, clicked for Renfrew. The third period turned into fight night for a spell as six players were given early exits for their roles in three bouts. Dylan Zavitske and Ryan Cuthill were tossed on the same stoppage, while Jesse Riopelle and Fleming showcased one of the best middle-weight bouts you’ll see all year. The Wolves are at home twice this weekend. The defending EOJHL champion Ottawa Junior Canadians supply the opposition Friday at 8 p.m. The Almonte Thunder come calling Sunday at 7 p.m. Amber Gillan (4) unleashes a shot toward the Nepean net during ringette Belle B action Sunday at the MAC. Gillan had all three goals in Upper Ottawa Valley’s 3-2 victory. She added a fourth marker and Colleen Fleury the shutout in a follow-up 6-0 triumph. Mercury

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Mapleside Sugar Bush brings home two international awards

Ray and Carol Anne Bonen- antioxidant elements, comparaberg, owners of Mapleside Sugar ble to Gala red apples, broccoli Bush in Rankin, won two awards and bananas. at an International Maple Syrup Conference held in Stratford, Ontario last week. The Bonenbergs were in Stratford for the annual North American Maple Council (NAMSC) conference October 20 to 23. It was actually a bit of an afterthought to enter some of their products in the conference competitions and they ended up coming home with two awards. Mapleside won first place overall for their maple butter and brought home a second place ribbon for their maple red pepper jelly. NAMSC is an international network of associations representing 16 maple producing U.S. states and Canadian provinces. NAMSC president Rick Marsh, in presenting the awards to the Bonenbergs said, “Our association has been supporting valueadded maple products as a way of broadening the appeal and use of maple syrup. Mapleside is making some excellent products. They have certainly earned these awards.” Carol Anne Bonenberg was quite excited about the awards. ”We entered three items in the competition, without any real expectation of winning,” she explained. “It was our first time entering and we were up against producers from Canada and the U.S. So it was a thrill to do so well in two categories.” Ray Bonenberg says that maple products are experiencing a bit of an upswing in popularity with consumers right now. “Maple has always been popular with a lot of people,” he explained. “It’s a great natural food that can be used in so many ways.” But, Bonenberg said, recent research is also showing that maple syrup is very high in nutritional value, and that is making a difference for health-conscious consumers. Maple is an excellent source of nutrients such as manganese, riboflavin and zinc. But it has also shown to contain active

Carol Anne Bonenberg came away with two maple product awards at the North American Maple Syrup Council (NAMSC) conference.

“There was quite of bit of excitement at the conference with the new information coming out

about the health qualities of maple products,” Bonenberg said. “As a producer here in the Otta-

wa Valley, that just means people have another reason to use our product. It’s good news.”

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Rare woodpecker expands its range north

We received the following email from Sheila Kemp. Hi Jim and Ila: I have been fortunate to have this red-bellied woodpecker coming to my feeders for a couple of weeks. Until I read your article I didn’t realize that he was rare in this area. I hope he plans on staying for the winter! I have attached a photo for you; the downy doesn’t look too thrilled with this new bird! Sheila Kemp We also received pictures of a red-bellied woodpecker taking suet and seed at Wilda and Harris Johnston’s feeders near Cobden. Such pictures make identification very easy. Two weeks ago we reported a red-bellied woodpecker at Jeannine Newton’s feeder in Renfrew. In 2003 the species was seen at Calabogie by Clive and Charlotte Booth and in Renfrew by Gilles Chretien. These spring sightings may have indicated possible nestings. In November 2006, Ann and Keith Eady had a red-bellied woodpecker at their feeder in Horton Township. This species is not generally considered a migrant but Great Lakes populations may be driven south during extremely cold winters. In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, the red-bellied began to expand its range northward and now it nests in southwestern Ontario. This has meant that more and more red-bellied woodpeckers are being seen in our area, the northern fringe of their range. The next task we have is to find nesting sites, if there are any, and prove we have a new resident species, like the sandhill cranes. The best field marks of this species are the red crown and nape and the black and white barred back and tail. The pale red belly patch is almost impossible to see. Please call if you see this species.

JIM FERGUSON SCENE FROM THE HAWK’S EYE on the tail and rusty under tail coverts (feathers). A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME? Marlene Hanneman saw a flock of about 25 snow buntings on Nov. 2. In this area we can expect snowbirds to arrive any time after the end of September. Where and when is very unpredictable, snow or no snow. Snow buntings breed in the far north but winter throughout central North America. Wintering flocks can number over 1,000 birds. They never seem satisfied with either their feeding area or

each other. They are continually bickering among themselves or flying off to a better feeding site. Lapland longspurs and horned larks may travel with the flocks of snow buntings. The large, flashing white wing-patches distinguish the buntings from the longspurs and the larks. The best field marks are the white wings with black tips and their habit of travelling in large winter flocks. GRAY JAY

It is truly amazing how a bird can be considered somewhat of a nuisance bird in one area and almost absent in another only a short distance away as the crow flies. Sightings of gray jays are spotty south of Algonquin Park. They have been counted only

CARDINALS RETURN Bob Cybulski has had a male cardinal coming to his feeders late in the evening but he has not seen the female. It has been determined that the intensity of the red in the male’s breast and the female’s underwing coverts (feathers) indicate higher reproductive success and better quality territories. So, some cardinals are redder than others. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, R R 5, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z8 Phone 613-432-2738 or email jamesh@ A red-bellied woodpecker and a downy woodpecker. Photo by Sheila Kemp.

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The members of the Burnstown branch of Women’s Institute are very proud of their group, their traditions, and their accomplishments. Their meetings are as inviting and welcoming as the warm rustic community they represent. It started in 1911 when a group of ladies met in Burnstown at the home of Mrs. John Forrest and organized the Burnstown branch. Their mandate was to share information, educate, provide support, take part in activities and work on the needs of their community. Their time and volunteer work was given selflessly A portion of all proceeds donated to the Food Bank.


The ladies enjoyed some fabulous potluck lunches at some of their noon meetings. About half of their meetings are held in the evening. Last year’s programs included guest speaker Theresa Mann on heart health, making maple syrup at a member’s home, dramatization of Mary Stewart Collect, decorating a bird house, old-fashion pickling, and a garden party with a talent show for the children at one of the member’s homes. This successful event included a hat contest. The October meeting featured a photography lesson. We have upcoming programs on foster parenting and interior decoration. Next year promises to be just as exciting. The enthusiasm of our branch members and their willingness to participate makes every activity a success.

Our programs are centered around the various skills that our members bring to the group. This year the Burnstown Women’s Institute will celebrate its 100th anniversary celebration on June 19, 2011 at the Burnstown United Church. The public is invited to join us for these celebrations and we will make more details available as we get closer to the date. A quilting group has been formed and they meet weekly to work on a commemorative quilt for the event. If you would like more information on how to join this fun group, please call me at 613-752-1773. There is camaraderie and friendship to enjoy and we make a difference in our community. The Burnstown Women’s Institute welcomes new members.


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and this has not changed to this day. This active, growing group boasts 25 active branch members. Seven members joined in 2009 with several more expected this year. The group appreciates the diversity in members’ backgrounds and the difference in ages ranging from 30 to 90 years. The difference in ages creates many opportunities with varied talents, ideas, personal skills and wide-ranging interests. Mutual respect and caring is ever present and long-lasting friendships have formed. The past year has been a busy one and activities have included road clean up along Highway 508 twice per year; bake/ plant sale to support the Burnstown United Church; contributions to the local hospital; sewing at the Bonnechere Manor; and participation at the Arnprior, Renfrew and Ottawa fairs.

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Troops from CFB Petawawa salute the memory of Canada’s veterans at the Calabogie cenotaph Sunday.

Bugler Lt.-Col. (ret’d) Dean Black performed at the 433 Wing morning service in Renfrew, and again in the afternoon at the Calabogie and area Remembrance Day service at the cenotaph on the shores of Calabogie Lake. Mercury photos by Lucy Hass

Service and sacrifice remembered LUCY HASS

Services honouring veterans were held in Renfrew, Horton and Calabogie on Sunday, leading into a week of solemn remembrance. Nov. 5 to 11 is Veterans’ Week, and Sunday morning members of the local Renfrew Air Force Association of Canada gathered on the shores of the Bonnechere River for their annual service. Participating in the service were local AFAC representatives, Champlain 433 cadets, the Arnprior-McNab Pipes and Drums, and the general public. In his opening address, Wing 653 president Dan Duchene noted the “supreme sacrifice” of Armed Services of Canada, in all wars and military engagements. “Their sacrifice will ever inspire us to labour on, to the end, so that those who survive and need our aid may be assured of

assistance and that the country in which they live, and for which they died, may be ever worthy of the sacrifice they made,” he said. Remember also, he said, “the peacekeeping forces who continue to serve throughout the world, and those who serve and protect at home in our communities.” Citizens lined the street in from of the Calabogie cenotaph in the afternoon for that community’s annual tribute. Greater Madawaska Reeve Peter Emon gave opening remarks and other participants were Hank Schaly, Father Pat Blake, Rev. Don Anderson, Pipe Major Al Cole and the Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drums, Comrade Greg Walbeck, Marie Buscomb and Maj.-Gen. (ret’d) Bill Hewson, veterans and members from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148 in Renfrew, air cadets from Champlain Squadron in Renfrew, and troops from

CFB Petawawa. Cannon fire opened and closed two minutes of silence, and a long list of people laid wreaths, including Silver Cross Mother representative Mary Charbonneau. A memorial service was also held in Horton Township at the same time Sunday afternoon. The emcee was Jim Ferguson and Cory Ferguson led the prayer and benediction and gave the Remembrance message. Willis Eady read In Flanders Fields. Music was by Bob Johnston, Last Post and Reveille was performed by Don McLeod, and The Lament by piper Graham Jamieson of the Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drums. The Renfrew service was held this morning at Low Square, too late for press deadline. For coverage of the Renfrew service, visit rural north.

Mary Charbonneau lays a wreath on behalf of the Silver Cross Mothers at the Calabogie service.

Flag bearers at Sunday’s AFAC Wing ceremony were cadets Zach Pudsey and Garnet Gladwyn.

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Renfrew Legion Branch 148 News ROBERT ST. MICHAEL Renfrew Legion Branch 148

AN APPLE A DAY Set to hit the streets for the annual cubs and scouts Apple Day fundraiser Oct. 16 at St. Thomas the Apostle School are, from left, front row, Trevor Edwards, Garrett Box, Seth Barron, Kolby Peplinski, Taylor Andrews, Kaily Andrews and Drew Freemark; second row, Spencer Pole, Brandt Habel, Alexis Iob, Jacob Abercrombie, Etta Quade and Olivia Gravelle; thid row, Matthew Ripmeester, Kaid Marturano, Brenna Cone, Tayah Marturano, Tiffany Wright, Malcolm Thompson, Joe Cormier and Brody Cone; and back row Samantha Price, Jared Blaedow, Jadyn Roesler, Taylor Mayotte, Andrew Ripmeester, Ethan Hogan, Jamie Clark, Devon Barkey and Jarrett Laking. Mercury photo by Lucy Hass

Hello, everyone! Goodness, but how the time flies! We at Branch 148 certainly hope that everyone had a successful and enjoyable summer and fall. Our Parking Lot Fundraiser was moderately successful at which we raised a little over $1,400. Many thanks are extended to all those who donated time, money and gifts. Well folks, we are having another fundraiser for a Legion member who needs a helping hand. Robert (Bob) Hunter, who is a very active member at Branch 148, has a very debilitating disease – Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and requires our assistance in getting a new procedure (not available in Canada) to hopefully alleviate some (if not all) of the symptoms associated with this dreadful affliction. Our provincial and federal governments do not recognize this procedure as of this writing. We are holding a fundraiser

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Public takes in RCIS opening PETER CLARK


Parents, students and staff members were on hand to witness the official ribbon cutting to open Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School at Renfrew Collegiate Institute Thursday evening. Renfrew County District Board of Education school trustee Marjorie Doering joined RCDSB director of education Roger Clarke for the ribbon cutting on the first floor just outside of the principal’s office. RCI principal Alanna Emon welcomed all to RCI for the occasion, and thanked the efforts of Doering, Clarke and the RCDSB for making this transition of Grade 7 and 8 students to RCI possible. “I’m happy we’re finally officially open, but glad we waited,” Emon observed. “We wanted to be ready to meet the public. “There is a real sense of togetherness from Grades 7 to 12 that I wasn’t necessarily expecting,” the principal added. “They are all proud to be Raiders.” The 2010-11 school year is the first for Grade 7 and 8 students being a part of the school structure at RCI. The classes are all former students of Central, Queen Elizabeth and Admaston public schools. Clarke said “community support” was pivotal in bringing this project to fruition. “Tonight is really about acknowledging the community and staff getting this project through to reality,” Clarke noted. “I want to thank Marjorie Doering and

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Roger Clarke and Marjorie Doering cut the ribbon to officially declare Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School open. Mercury photo

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(board chair) Roy Reiche who made sure all the financial and human resources were in right to make this project a success.” A great job was done on the renovations which took place throughout the summer to ensure the doors would be open for the arrival of the Grade 7s and 8s in September, Clarke added.

In most municipalities, voter turnout during the recent municipal election was usually between 50 and 65 per cent. But it was a lot higher at Admaston Public School Oct. 25. Students from every grade went to the voting booths to support their preferred party of four Grade 5 candidates. It was a battle of the Green, Active and Smarty parties. Green emerged in third place, while the Active and Smarty contingents were declared co-winners, after one vote count had Active first and another had Smarty on top. In the lead-up to the school vote, each party placed posters around the school. The Green Party candidates − Brenden Kelley, Ben Visneskie, Samantha Keuhl and Taliesin Roberts − focused on a green platform that supported recycling, field trips, more awareness about turning lights off when not in use, attracting guest speakers to the school about environmental issues, and growing more plants on the school grounds. The Active Party candidates foursome − Darrin Verch, Sam Gamache, Dawson Bulmer and Connery Camp-

bell − pushed a platform of physical activity with the assistance of longer physical education periods and the addition of new school sports, like hockey. The Smarty Party foursome − Lauren Campbell-Bronke, Lydia Spooner, J.D. Dixon and Alecia Neill − concentrated on the importance of being smarter, with the help of more homework, more field trips to museums and communities, and smaller class sizes. The Smarty foursome also took advantage of their name, and attached little campaign notes to chocolate smarties, for collection by the young voters as they left the gymnasium after the Monday-morning assembly. At the Monday-morning assembly, Grade 4-5 Scott Rubie explained the process and each party presented its platform. “I think the young kids were really anxious to vote and express themselves,” said Rubie. The entire election campaign at the school was also helpful in various ways, he said. Students learned more about the voting process, party members developed multi-media communication methods to describe their campaign, and they took up the challenge of explaining ideas in a persuasive manner.


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Universities, unveiled its priorities for the 2010-2011 school year in Take Our Kids to Work Day. Project co-oordinator Michelle Larivierre-Ranger, says creating more opportunities for students who are enrolled in the Specialist High Skills Major program is an important initiative for all local high schools. “More students are being channeled into career pathways while in high school, but for these students to be successful, more employers need to get involved.

“The Specialist High Skills Major program relies on employers to provide reach ahead opportunities where students can visit workplaces, participate in co-op placements, or be supported by mentors, thereby enhancing the curriculum they are being taught in the classroom. Our role is to help find more of these opportunities for these students,” says Larivierre-Ranger. A provincial data base has been created to allow employers to easily sign on to supporting schools in their district that are


Anne Marie Vanderzwaag and Anna Carolina Neves du Nascimento know something about each other’s countries. Vanderzwaag of Haley Station spent much of the 2009-10 school year in Brazil with the Rotary Youth Exchange program, which has operated in District 7040 for more than 25 years. Now considered a rebound student, she returned home earlier this summer. Meanwhile, inbound student Neves du Nascimento, known to her new friends as Carol, is from Brazil and has been in Renfrew and a student at Renfrew Collegiate Institute since Sept. 7. Anne Marie hasn’t regretted the 10 months she spent in Brazil. “You have to want to go. If you want to go, go,” she said. “I loved it.” “In the beginning, I didn’t really notice the difference, but once you are there for awhile, you start to notice.” Anne Marie gained a grasp on the Portuguese language fairly quickly. “I could carry on a good conversation in about five months but I understood the language in two months. I found it easier to put myself in situations.” Carol is staying at the home of Renfrew Rotarians Joe Fontes and Kathy Lofthouse, and host sister Ashley as her first host family. She will stay with three different host families during her year in Renfrew. With Fontes helping out as interpreter, Carol has noticed a number of differences in the Canadian town. “A lot of teenagers work here,” she said. “The food is different; it’s cold (the weather, not the food), classes are different. “The first week here was hard,” Carol added, noting that things got better quickly, as she began meeting new friends. She is into some music, wants to try volleyball, and maybe play hockey. When asked about skating, Carol answered, “I never say no. I will try.” “I will take her out to public skating,” Vanderzwaag suggested. Carol’s home town is Recife, which has a population of about

looking for more co-op placements for students. The data base is web based and includes other important information on initiatives that are underway in Renfrew County and other parts of the province to support business-education partnerships. The web site is Employers interested in Options or any other partnerships related to student workplace experiences should contact Michelle Larivierre-Ranger at 613735-4308, ext. 6.

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Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church

The Renfrew Presbyterian Church

291 Plaunt St. S. Rev. Heather Kinkaid Rev. Barry Goodwin Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Wheelchair Accessible Loop Hearing System Upgraded Sound System Church Office 613-432-2285 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call if transportation required

Ministers: The Reverends Brian and Alison Sharpe Organist: Mrs. Elizabeth Brumm, H.B.Mus., A.R.CT.(2) SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 10:00 a.m. – Worship Nursery Care Available Sunday School 10:00 a.m. If transportation is needed, please call Shirley at the Church Office 432-5452. Wheelchair Accessibility EVERYONE WELCOME Come join us in worship


Anna Carolina Neves du Nascimento, left, and Anne Marie Vanderzwaag have enjoyed the experiences away from their home countries.


Mercury photo by Peter Clark

‘Let us go to the Lord’s house’.” SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (Psalm 122:1) Good News Bible 9:30 – Worship _____________________________ _____________________________

one million people. Anne Marie stayed in Caruaru, home to 350,000. “It’s only about an hour away” (from Recife), Carol noted. “It’s just a coincidence that we have a rebound student who was in Brazil and an inbound student who is from there,” Rotary youth exchange chair Janet Springer noted. The Rotary Club of Renfrew is now applications for long-term (one year) and short term (six weeks to three months) exchange students. They are also in the market for families to host exchange students. “They don’t have to be a part of the Rotary Club, nor do the students,” Fontes points out. Countries available for exchange are Australia, Brazil, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and Venezuela. The exchange year is not a gap year nor a tourist holiday, the Rotary Club press releases stresses. It is an opportunity to learn and experience a different culture, and perhaps master a new language. Successful exchange students become members of their respective host families and valuable members of their host community. Janet Springer can be reached at 613-432-6694 for more information. The deadline for this year is the end of November. “I think it’s more important to exchange your culture than learning the language,” Carol adds. “I’ll pass on the Brazilian culture to people I meet here.”

St. James Lutheran 66 Elgin Ave. E. 432-5078 Pastor Bonnie Scharf

NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE Please be advised that there will be NO Standing Committee Meetings or Committee of the Whole Meetings for the Month of November. Council Meeting will still be on November 18th at 4:00 p.m.

Hebron Christian Reformed Church


Cow Dispersal Sale for Rayburn Evans SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13th at 1:00 p.m. GALETTA SALE BARN 50 Charolais Cows 50 Cross/Bred Cows Most with calves at foot 4 - 2 to 4 yr. old Charolais Bulls Lots of good young cows Something for everyone! Auctioneer: Preston Cull 425321

“Come Blow Your Horn” a comedy by Neil Simon permission Samuel French Inc.

RENFREW RECREATION CENTRE Thursday, Nov. 18, Fri., Nov. 19 - 7:30 p.m. Admission $12.00 for reserved - $10.00 regular

Tickets available Nov. 1 at Money Concepts & Aikenhead's Pharmacy For info call Gladys at 432-2549 or email 424130

“I was glad when they said to me,

Parkview Free Methodist

Pastor David Tigchelaar 563 King Street, Renfrew 433-3598 For more information call 432-5677 431 Albert St. Pastor: Rev. Chris Holmes Sunday 10 a.m. 613-432-5458 Worship Service – Nursery Available 10:30 a.m. – Worship Sunday School During Service Wednesday Coffee Break 7:00 p.m. - Fresh Power Women’s Interfaith Bible Study Prayer Time Wednesday mornings Worship With Us From 10:00 -11:30 a.m. _____________________________ Story Hour and Nursery for Children 5 yrs. and under Available Renfrew Baptist Church Everyone is welcome Corner of Plaunt & Railway _____________________________ 432-4266 Rev. Tom Smith

Castleford United Church

3875 River Road Rev. Dr. Richard Hollingsworth Sunday 9:00 a.m. Worship Sunday School _____________________________

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 10:00 – Worship Bible Study, Wednesday 7 p.m. All Are Welcome _____________________________

The Anglican Church of Canada

ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE Corner Argyle St. at Patrick Phone 432-3062 Ministry 200 Francis St. Rev. Bruce Ferguson with the 432-4572 432-3087 members of the Parish. Wednesday SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 7:30 p.m. – Bible Study, Prayer 8:30 a.m. – Morning Worship SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 and Sermon 9:30 a.m. – The Lord’s Supper 11:00 a.m. – Family Bible Hour 10:30 a.m. – Morning Worship and Sermon and Sunday School _____________________________ Come and worship _____________________________

Elmwood Bible Chapel

The Roman Catholic Community

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH 100 Lisgar Avenue, West 432-8525 Saturday 7:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH 331 Plaunt Street, South 432-5825 Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m.

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



The St. Joseph’s Catholic High School Fall Coffee House held on Nov. 4 was a great success with many acts performing to a full house leaving standing room only. The SJHS Town Square created the perfect venue for an evening of music, comedy, and delicious treats prepared by Third Floor Kitchen. Thank you to all who attended for supporting SJHS’ performing arts. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our annual Christmas recital Dec. 16. Watch for further information as this date draws nearer. Thursday, Nov. 4 was not only a day for SJHS performing arts but was also a busy day in sports as well. The afternoon opened with a pep rally lead by students, with the support of our Jazz Band who played I got a Feelin’ by the Black Eyed Peas. This spirit and energy carried over into the senior boys volleyball and senior girls basketball games. This was a big game for the senior girls. With a win they secured a place in the Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletics Association (EOSSAA) Senior ‘A’ championships at SJHS on Nov. 17 and 18. Great work team! Over the month of November a change in face will hit SJHS as 13 staff members and six students will participate in Movember. Movember is a public campaign to raise awareness of prostate cancer and raise funds for prostate cancer research. It all started in Australia in 2003 and has

the length of his life.


Nicolas Ruszkowski


Nicolas Ruszkowski VP, Communications Ottawa Hospital This week, we remember the veterans who served us in World War I, World War II, or more recently in places like Afghanistan. My thoughts go out to my maternal grandfather, Guy de Puineuf, a veteran of the French Resistance in World War II. I remember the kindness with which he shared his war stories. I remember the day I learned he had a heart attack. And I remember the look on his face – a combination of courage and fear for the journey ahead – when we said goodbye before his multiple bypass surgery. Collin Carnagie playing the guitar at the coffee house. spread to become an international event. Throughout the month of November, men around the world are challenged to grow a moustache (Mo) hence, Movember. Prostate cancer is the number one cancer affecting men and the SJHS school community wants to do their part to help fight this disease. If you wish to make a contribution to Movember, please contact the school to sponsor these participants.

He survived his heart attack and lived another nine years. His operation was a success. Or was it? Half of heart attack survivors suffer permanent damage that can make it harder to run, walk, or do everyday activities. That’s because heart muscle that dies during a heart attack is replaced with scar tissue, which weakens the heart’s ability to pump blood through the body. The things my grandfather loved doing, like hunting or cycling, became far more difficult. It meant a reduction in the quality and, ultimately,

New research in the field of regenerative medicine may help change this. If it does, it could happen at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). Dr. Duncan Stewart, CEO and Scientific Director at OHRI is leading research that asks “what if we can help the heart repair itself?” The question could be lifted right off a Star Trek script. Instead, it is the basis of a new therapy and an upcoming clinical trial developed by Dr. Stewart. The therapy involves harvesting “regenerative cells”, sometimes called adult stem cells, from the blood of patients a few days after their heart attack. Then, growing the cells in a lab, where they would be given genes that make them more powerful. Finally, cells would be injected back into the patient’s heart in order to get rid of scar tissue and regenerate healthy new tissue. Dr. Stewart’s clinical trial begins later in 2011. It will be the first in the world to test a combined cell and gene therapy in people with heart disease. It will include 100 patients in Ottawa and two other Canadian cities. To find out more, please visit centres/StemCellResearch/default.asp Nicolas Ruszkowski is VP, Communications and Outreach at The Ottawa Hospital. Each week, he will share behind-the-scenes insight from the hospital. E-mail him your questions or comments at

Please find me a home

Look in today’s

Each week we feature animals from the Arnprior and District Humane Society that are up for adoption.

Mercury Mercur y The Renfrew

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for these

FLYERS #3843 Kirby

#3794 Moose

Here’s a kitty with lots of personality who will make a great companion for some lucky family. Kirby is a two-year-old neutered male who was found at the end of September and brought to the shelter. He is an outgoing, social, affectionate cat who likes attention. Kirby is playful, curious and likes to climb. He is good with other cats and would be good with children

Poor little Moose was found abandoned at the shelter in August – he had been dumped off after hours. He is a six-monthold neutered male cat who is gentle and doesn’t like to be held for long but does like to be petted. Moose is a quiet kitten who is a little shy until he knows you. He loves the company of other cats and would be best suited in a adult home with at least one other cat for company.

Supplies the shelter needs: canned dog food, paper towels and liquid laundry soap.

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The shelter is collecting UPC codes from all bags of Whiskas dry cat food until the end of December 2010.

For Distribution Rates and Circulation Info, call

You can call the Arnprior and District Humane Society at 613-623-0916 between noon and 5 p.m Monday to Saturday or visit


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Movember, coffee house and more

Remembering & regeneration

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SENIORS GROVES PARK WOMAN OF THE YEAR This fall marked the beginning of what will become an exciting annual tribute to the women of Groves Park Lodge. The 2010 GPL Woman of the Year Draw was inspired by staff and management’s desire to show recognition of their residents and treat them to something fun and enjoyable. All female residents’ names were included in the draw, which was held at the Annual Christmas Article Bingo. The lucky winner was Mrs. Zella Mullins, who was awarded the choice between a shopping spree with a personal shopper, dinner out with loved ones, or a spa day. Spring 2011 will bring introduction of the first GPL Man of the Year.


FUNDRAISING CHRISTMAS BINGO On Wednesday, Oct. 20 the shouts of bingo were heard throughout a filled GEM Hall at Groves Park Lodge in Renfrew where more than 100 visitors, residents and staff attended the annual Christmas fundraising article bingo. The successful bingo raises money to buy Christmas gifts for each of the 90 residents to open on Christmas morning. The generosity of local businesses, families, suppliers, and staff is shown in the varied and beautiful prizes for each game. Frank Belanger volunteered his time to be caller for the evening. A 50/50 draw and refreshments also contributed to the success of the night. The organizers thank all who attended, donated prizes, advertised, or supported the event in any way. “If you didn’t make it to Groves Park this year, watch for signs next year,” say organizers. “It is one bingo you don’t want to miss.”


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1910: Blacksmith hours set Nomination deadline for outstanding young farmers NOVEMBER 11, 1910

ing Portage-du-Fort where for three years they operated the Rattray House. Under the Dunbar regime The Exchange has undergone many improvements, always with the idea of keeping pace with the times. It was built by a pioneer bearing the name of Munro from whom one of Renfrew’s streets took its name. The late John Dunbar died in 1915. NOVEMBER 4, 1970 HYDRO RATES TO INCREASE: Hydro prices will be increased effective the first of next year. This was learned Tuesday afternoon by The Mercury-Advance. Local hydro manager Ross Young reported receiving a letter from the Ontario Hydro Electric Commission telling of an increase of 6.8 percent to power costs to the Renfrew Hydro Electric Commission. With the 7 percent increase imposed last Jan. 1, which the local commission have absorbed for a year, a rate study has been started, with the increase being passed along to the consumer as of Jan. 1, 1971. No estimate of what increase might be expected could be obtained. LEGION PLANS FOR NOV. 11: Plans were made for the Nov. 11 Remembrance Day observations here in Renfrew last Wednesday evening, when Renfrew Branch 148 of the Royal Canadian Legion held its monthly meeting. Poppy chairman John Forgie told the membership everything was well underway as far as the sale of wreaths was concerned and the street sale of poppies would be held the coming weekend. On Wednesday, Nov. 11 the usual service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Cenotaph and the Remembrance Day banquet will again be held in the Legion Hall where the guest speaker will be G.B. Cooke of Renfrew. For help with research at Heritage Renfrew call Olga Lewis 613432-6958.

The story of Canada’s Home Children 2010 has been declared the Year of the Home Child and the Whitewater Historical Society invites you to help them celebrate. A seminar and Power Point presentation by Dave Lorente on Home Children will be held Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at Grace United Church in Cobden. In the latter part of the 1800s and early part of the 1900s, thousands of boys and girls from England and Ireland, some as young as four, some who were orphans and many whose families were just too poor to look after them were put aboard ships and


sent off to Canada and Australia. Many of those children were never seen or heard from their families again. The lucky ones were adopted, the older children were put to work on farms for their keep until they were old enough to head out on their own. Lorente, along with his wife Kay, founded Home Children Canada and have spent more than 20 years researching and helping many of these Home Children re-unite with their families. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

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RENFREW RINK COMPANY IS MADE A PROPOSITION: In a response to a request for concessions made by Renfrew Rink Company, the following motion was adopted by the Town Council on Tuesday evening. Moved by Reeve McLaren, seconded by Councillor Imbleau, that the reduction in assessment in Renfrew auditorium, as reported by the court of revision, be made applicable to the years 1933, 1934 and 1935, and that the clerk treasurer be hereby authorized to write off the following amounts of taxes on Renfrew auditorium provided payment of the balance is received before Dec. 15, namely 1933 $158.99, 1934 $157.34, 1935 $153.57 or a total of $470.40. HOTEL IN ONE FAMILY FOR 40 YEARS: Thursday, Nov. 14 Mrs. Dunbar, proprietess of the Exchange Hotel, rounds out 40 years of life in Renfrew. She and her husband, the late John Dunbar, came here from Pembroke on Nov. 14, 1895, after a short residence in the county town to which place they went after leav-


be under the age of 40 as of Jan. 1 in the year of competition. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the OOYF website at Entries must be received by Dec. 15, 2010.

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FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN WEST: A telegram came from Manitou, Manitoba on Monday to Mr. Arch Smith appraising him of the death of a nephew of his, Mr. Alex Smith, of Manitou. The deceased, who formerly lived in McNab Twp. on the Burnstown Road, left for the west about five years ago and was engaged in farming near Manitou. His age was about 55 years or thereabouts, and there survive a wife and family. He was a son-in-law of Mr. James Fraser of Bagot. LOCALS: Blacksmith shops of the town are hence forward to close at 5 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the year, and all day on civic and public holidays. The first weekend early closing occurred last Saturday. – Kearney is now showing, side by side, two lines of solid gold jewellery, one made in Canada, and the other made in England. “You pays your money and takes your choice.”

Nominations are open for the 2011 Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ Program. Nominees may be individuals, partners or couples who derive a minimum of two-thirds of their gross revenue from farming. They must also

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29 Raglan St. S., Renfrew, ON K7V 1P8 613-432-2100 •

Dennis Yakaback

Morris Eady

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Broker of Record Res. 432-9025 Cell 432-1830





Patti Reid Cell

485 Coumbes Lane. Perfect for the large family. Situated on a 3/4 acre lot. A stones throw away to the Millenium trail and downtown. Truly a one of a kind. Call Dennis at 613-432-0041



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Five month old End Unit Garden Home. Seven year Tarion Wwarranty. Insulated garage. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, rec room, stainless appliances, central air. See more photos at www. eadyrealty ID 100642913. $249,900. Call Morris Eady 432-1830 or 432-2100

Charlene Riopelle Badour

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Well constructed 3 bedroom, brick home with partially finished basement and 2 car garage. Good location on large corner lot 104’ x 209’. $255,000. Call Patti 613-401-0197. MLS #774869


Vincent Johnston Sales Rep.

Res. 432-7870 Cell





Backing on to parkland. Unique 3 bedrm. Many updated windows. A real diamond in the rough. $129,900. Call Dennis 432-0041.


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Only 2 units left at $209,900. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own one of these economical homes. Features include 2 bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk in closet, custom kitchen cabinets, ceramic and hardwood floors. All this on a quiet dead end street. Call Morris Eady 432-1830 or 432-2100.






Fine family home sitting on over 1 acre right in the town limits. Beautiful rear yard. Large rooms throughout. Updated paint and flooring. Lifetime roof. Great storage. $329,900. Call Dennis at 613432-0041 MLS# 770476

1500 sq ft country home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and walk-out basement. Situated on 5 acres of privacy and nature. Oil/wood heat. $164,900. Call Morris for more info MLS #767297

This 2 storey is sure to please. Nicely appointed throughout. Large eat in kitchen. Spacious main bath + 2 pc. Double sized lot fenced and hedged, great for the family. $189,900. Call Dennis at 613432-0041 MLS#772085


24007 HIGHWAY 41








Relisted and Reduced! Great value. 2 Bedrm with many updates including huge main floor bath. Nice bright kitchen with large dining area. Hardwood floors. $149,900. Call Dennis at 613-432-0041. MLS #773538

Large 4 bedroom in the heart of Burnstown has tons of potential as a studio, recreational property, home business. New drilled well and frontage on the Madawask River. Main level has new laminate flooring. $179,900. Call Patti 401-0197. MLS #773175

3 bedroom with updated paint and flooring. Nice family room with gas stove. Spacious eat in kitchen. Central air. Concrete drive. Double lot could possibly be severed. $138,500. Call Dennis at 613432-0041 MLS #771538

Fabulous 3 BR, 3 bath bungalow on 5 acres of privacy! Very well maintained home with walk out lower level, detached 2 car garage/workshop. $295,000. Call Patti to view 401-0197 MLS#770826

Very private and views to die for! Hand crafted 3 bedroom home on 2 private acres on top of Kennelly Mountain. 2 bedrooms on the main floor and 20’x20’ loft master. Great for the nature enthusiast. Drilled well and septic $245,000. Easy to show - Call Patti 401-0197. MLS#741562








Great starter home located just outside Renfrew. 1/2 acre lot. 2+1 bedrooms and rec room. $124,500. Call Morris to view @ 613-432-1830. MLS #767639

Nice raised bungalow with all the comforts. Gas heat, central air, main floor laundry. 2 full baths. Fenced yard with interlock drive and walkway. $259,900. Call Dennis at 613-432-0041. MLS #765221



STONE ROAD 0.26 acres Pretty View. Severed surveyed and ready to go. $26,000. Call Dennis 613-432-0041

CROOKED RAPIDS RD Well treed 2 acre building lot. 208’ x 416’ $29,900 Call Patti @ 401-0197

3 bedroom brick bungalow with 2 car garage on a quiet lot. Large sunroom overlooks the Bonnechere River. Gas fireplace and finished basement. Call Charlene 613-433-4082. $249,900. MLS #772017




FLAT ROAD NEAR DACRE 3.7 acres across from the old ski hill. $19,500. Call Dennis 613-432-0041.



Large 4+1 bedroom home in town & on the banks of the Bonnechere River. Nice private back yard. A super family home. $189,000. Call Patti 401-0197. MLS#757702

Enjoy shared ownership of a Madawaska River lot with this well cared for 3 bedrm bungalow. Full finished basement. 1.7 park like acres. Close to Calabogie. $229,900. Call Dennis at 613-432-0041. MLS #762013


Eganville 3 bedroom high ranch, many new updates, 1.64 acres landscaped in a park like setting with 2 ponds, finished rec room. $199,900. Call Vince 613-433-2254 MLS #770730




$109,000 A great find in the country. Nice 2 bedroom bungalow on 7.9 acres. Large 21’x13’ living room with economical wood stove. Forced air oil heat. Partial basement. Drilled well and septic. Call Patti to view 401-0197. MLS#768922


Move in condition! This centrally located home has newer windows, doors, roof, flooring, kitchen and bath! Plus a mechanic’s dream... an insulated garage! $174,900. Call Charlene 433-4082 or Patti 401-0197. MLS #773415

On Duty This Weekend Patti Reid Sales Rep.

Cell 401-0197 I welcome your weekend call on any listed property

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Gerry O'Neil Broker of Record/Owner 613-432-2333

Marianne Carroll Broker/Sales Rep. 613-433-4275

Kelly Derue Broker/Sales Rep. 613-433-2681

Sherri Cobus Sales Representative 613-432-1947

Allison Shields-Mulvihill Sales Representative 613-433-2880


LOCATION, LOCATION LOCATION!!!! Prime commercial property on the main street of Renfrew. Recently renovated & ready for occupancy. Main level space could be used for retail store, offices, restaurant or specialty store. Upstairs houses 2, one bedroom apartments. Plenty of parking. Time to unleash your inner entrepreneurial spirit! MLS#775296

• Well maintained 2 bedroom mobile home • Situated in Cedar Haven Park • Includes appliances • Ready for immediate occupancy • Carport MLS# 768246

24 VIMY BLVD. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2010. 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Your Host: Sherri Cobus, Sales Rep. 613-432-1947 Affordable family home with plenty of space! Priced to Sell $159,900. MLS#771645


1452 KOHLSMITH ROAD Double detached garage 2 bedroom bungalow Situated on the outskirts of Cobden Wood stove in living room & electric fireplace in family room • Walkout basement with plenty of storage MLS#767611

Catherine O'Neil Broker/Manager 613-432-2333


CALABOGIE LAKE WATERFRONT Amazing unobstructed view of the lake from your living room, from your rooftop patio, or from the dinner table, the choice is yours. This 3 bedroom home has been totally renovated. Updated electrical, plumbing, all newer windows, shingles replaced 2009, new main floor bathroom, new kitchen cabinets. Beautiful stone fireplace in living room. Book an appointment to view, you won’t be disappointed! MLS #775433

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Christena McNab Sales Representative 613-570-1443

• Good use of space in this 3 bedroom home • Centrally located within walking distance to downtown • Trendy interior with more space than you think. • Great starter home or investment property! MLS#757792

97 AIRTH BLVD. • Immediate occupancy available • Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow • Attached single garage • Large, bright solarium • Motivated Seller MLS#752968

48 HALL AVENUE • 4 bedroom, 2 storey brick home • Approx. 2500 sq.ft. of living space at an affordable price • Lovely hardwood floors & original trim • Garage with loft for extra storage • 2 side balconies • Truly one of a kind! MLS#771752


19 HAROLD AVENUE 63 ALVA DRIVE • Stone & brick bungalow situated on the outskirts of Cobden • Attached double heated garage • Newer roof, fresh paint, new hardwood flooring • 2 propane fireplaces • Well maintained with beautiful grounds MLS#755689


Private treed home in Griffith 2 bedroom bungalow with wood stove Detached sunroom Large out building + sheds & single garage • Well maintained • Cheaper than paying rent @ $79,500 MLS#759114

• 3 bedroom, raised bungalow in Cotieville • Large country kitchen with breakfast bar • Family room with wood stove + playroom area • Attached double carport + detached single garage • Great Family Home! MLS#768400


463 JESSUP ROAD • 2 + 2 bedroom bungalow on 1 acre park setting • Open concept kitchen & dining room • Completely finished lower level • 25 minutes to Renfrew or Pembroke • Detached insulated garage • Immaculate condition MLS# 747241


296 JORDAN AVENUE • 2 Bedroom, 1.5 storey home • Everything you need on main level & upstairs for guests • Move-in condition with lots of living space • Wood burning stove • Hardwood floors MLS#766143


640 COLTON ROAD • Recreational land approx. 16km to Renfrew with year round access • 4 bedroom cedar sided hunt camp • Great for hunting, 4 wheeling, hiking, snowmobiling & cross country skiing • Creek & several ponds throughout the property MLS#749834

• Convenient to downtown yet quiet as the country • Unique home with 3 bedrooms & 2 baths • Single attached garage • Open concept living/ dining with 3 sided fireplace • Situated on 2.03 acres MLS#746206



21 AIRTH BLVD. • Nestled on a private town lot in desired neighbourhood • 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1.5 storey home • Meticulously kept inside & out • Detached single garage • Gorgeous little haven in the backyard. MLS#767442

131 PATRICK AVENUE • Starting out or winding down…..this cute 2 bedroom could be yours! • Fenced rear yard • Main floor mudroom/ laundry room • Roof re-shingled in fall 2008 MLS#773363


6140 HWY#132, DACRE

661 GRAPHITE BAY ROAD • Black Donald Lake Waterfront Home • Magnificent stone hearth & pine walls • Great view of the lake • 3 bedrooms, family room & open concept living/ dining area • Dock & storage unit at waterfront MLS#753674


Neat & Tidy Comes completely furnished Sauna Room Water access with sand beach & dock • Minutes from Calabogie Peaks, K&P Trail & close to Calabogie Golf Course MLS# 765911

72 PRINCE STREET FOR LEASE • Central to downtown area • Rental unit is in the lower level • 4 separate rooms + waiting & reception area • Parking available • Heat & hydro included in rent • Great for all types of business

627 FORTINGTON STREET FOR LEASE • Ideal location for your business • Bright, spacious with 2 front door access • Private office in back • Plenty of parking • Put your business where it can be seen! MLS#770869

• Well established gas/ diesel station & convenience/ grocery store • 3 bedroom residence above with approx. 1200 sq.ft. living space • 1320 sq.ft. workshop/ garage with own heating system • LIVE & PLAY at the same address MLS#766371

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30 POOLE ST. MCNAB-BRAESIDE Asking $157,500, Just off Division St, affordable three bedroom bungalow, some newer windows, gas heat, garage and spacious rear yard. MLS# 774761.



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2441 EADY RD Asking $249,900 HST Incl. Just completed, three bedroom bungalow, two baths incl 4 pc ensuite, hardwood flooring throughout, minutes to town MLS# 774531

1595 FOURTH CHUTE RD 97 acres just outside of Eganville, acreage on both sides of 4th Chute Rd. Many opporuntities exist, open field as well as forest. MLS# 744296.

COUNTRY LIVING Asking $279,900, located at 1073 Green Lake Rd this 100 acre farm with outbuildings has much to offer. MLS# 767997.


EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY 194 Munroe Ave. Asking $309,900 for this one yr. old stone bungalow. Large kitchen, open concept mian floor, finished basement. MLS #773502



PUCKER ST FAMILY HOME Only $249,900. Well built family home, minutes from town, open concept, 5 BR’s, finished basement.

BEST VALUE AND LOCATION Asking $199,900. Great location, 4 bedrooms, close to school, playgrounds, inground pool, new roof.




QUIET LOCATION Now asking $174,000. Well built and maintained family home, large eat in kitchen. MLS #765038

ONE OF A KIND Many updates, a well maintained spacious home with lots of privacy, Call Peter for details. MLS# 765550.

HORTON HEIGHTS FAMILY HOME At only $262,500 this will not last long. Well maintained 4 BR home, eat-in kitchen, garage, ideal family neightbourhood. MLS# 746108

HIGH TRAFFIC CORNER Extensively renovated, this prime location is available October 1, many possibilities contact Peter for details. MLS# 768646.


CENTRALLY LOCATED TRIPLEX $175,000. Jennet St. Fully rented triplex on large lot, Call Peter for details MLS#764854.

GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY $149,900 Baldwin St. corner lot, fully rented triplex, close to all amenities. Call Peter for details. MLS# 764856


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Beautiful log waterfront home surrounded by incredible gardens, amazing view and complete privacy. This home has it all. Book an appointment with David. MLS#769757

Very well maintained 3 bedroom bungalow on a great lot in a beautiful country setting. Great deck on rear of house. Call David to view. MLS#765412. $159 900.

ARGYLE ST. TRIPLEX $149,900. 1-2 BR unit, 1-1 BR unit and one commercial space perfect for an office. Call Peter for details. MLS#764753.



PRIME CORNER LOCATION New St. Spacious 3+1 bedroom home, large kitchen and dining room. MLS #765038



Now $174,000. Very well maintained 3 bedroom home with cement driveway and central air. Very nice layout and excellent location. Call David to book an appointment. MLS #766789.

Large mobile home with two decks located in a quiet park on the shores of Mink Lake. Extremely well maintained with excellent lot. Call David to book a showing. MLS #766109.


D L O S 340 MCNAB Many renovations recently finished. Gas stove, central air, and hardwood floors. Two new decks. Book a showing today. Call David. MLS #773573.


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239 JAMES AVE. GOOD AREA FOR RESIDENTIAL LIVING - 3 bedroom bungalow - 2 baths - gas heat & new c/air - Call Helen @ 432-0058 to view.

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273 DOMBROSKIE RD., HALEY MUCH VALUE HERE AT THIS COUNTRY ADDRESS - 3 bedroom bungalow - L.R. has a fireplace - eat-in kitchen - dble. drive - very close to Hwy #17 - excellent affordable family home - Call Helen @ 432-0058.



194 MUNROE AVE. E. LOTS OF SPACE IN THIS NEW BUNGALOW - dble. sided gas fireplace serving L.R. & D.R. - custom kitchen - fully finished lower level with 3 pce. bath - 4th B.R. - family room & office/exercise room - rear deck - master ensuite - Call Helen @ 432-0058.


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Yearington holds book signing MARY JOAN HALE Greater Madawaska Library

On Oct. 30 the Greater Madawaska Public Library hosted the second in a series of author visits. Tim Yearington discussed his book That Native Thing: Exploring the Medicine Wheel. Tim placed a small model of the wheel on the floor and explained it is a compass not only as a guide through the bush, but through life as well. He described the meaning of the four directions, the four colours and how the wheel is an allegory of the stages of life with each direction and colour relating to parts of the cycle of life. The universality of the circle was discussed relating to Celtic, Asian and other cultures. He explained that ‘medicine’ in the Native culture encompasses more than we understand it as non-natives. For all things there is an opposite, eg. good and bad, left and right, sun and moon, and there must be balance. He told several stories whereby his love and understanding of the bush and the creatures and plants gave him knowledge of the world around him and that he is still learning. About 15 of us sat in a circle around the medicine wheel and there were many questions and much discussion ensued. Guests were able to purchase copies of the book with a personal signing by the author. For each book bought, he is donating five dollars to the library fund.


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A HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS There were gift ideas galore at the annual Christmas Craft Sale at the Renfrew Armouries on the weekend. Above, little Dakota Quade of Renfrew models one of Cathy Bartlett’s beautiful hats. At right, Marcella Cybulski concentrates on her latest work of art. Her knits and Christmas fruit cakes were, as always, a hit with shoppers. This Saturday shoppers can visit the CWL tea and talent sale at St. Francis Xavier hall in Renfrew. Another crafts show is set for the Nov. 1920 weekend at the AFAC Wing in Renfrewe. Mercury photos by Lucy Hass

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Lower Spruce hedge Rd. 30 Lochiel St. S Solid log home construction, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom located on a quiet section of Lochiel. Large eat-in kitchen has room for your dinning set. Sliding patio doors lead to an 8 x 16' deck.

Simply stunning 312 acres of mother nature at her best. Featuring a private lake surrounded by natural meadows, mixed forest, both mature and younger situated at the base of Madawaska Highlands. Hydro at the building site.

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Newer 2 bedroom raised bungalow 44 acres bordered by Crown Land Creek and Bonus Hunt Camp $155,000. MLS#772124

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GREAT LOCATION TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME. Lot is treed at road for privacy but cleared and ready to build at back. New drive and culvert. Hydro at driveway. $39,900. MLS#763512. Call Lisa.

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2160 THOMPSON RD., RENFREW Enjoy boating on the Ottawa River without paying the high prices and taxes. This generous 1.4 acre lot is located on the Bonncechere River with direct access into the Ottawa River. Partial drive and culvert in place. MLS#764883. Call Lisa.

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INLAW POTENTIAL on beautiful Private setting on the picturesque Hurds Lake..3 car garage..nearly new bonnchere river. Over 2 acres tranquility MLS# 763166 Call for details construction... deluxe MLS# 772464


The county that has the most predator kills by the numbers is …. Prince Edward County is a very picturesque county. Driving through it you don’t see fields and fields of livestock and sheep. You see mostly crops growing. My wife and I took a bus tour of the county in July and saw one farm with hundreds of goats grazing in two pasture fields. So it was a surprise to see that Prince Edward County has the most predator kills of all the eastern and east-central Ontario counties. Prince Edward County has replaced the Durham region as the coyote capital of Ontario. In fiscal year 2009-2010, Prince

Edward County reported 552 animals injured or killed by coyotes or wolves, according to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Durham reported 484 killed or maimed. Prince Edward County reported 504 sheep and 48 cattle killed or maimed with a payout by the province of more than $148,000. One of the biggest losses in the county came from a sheep farmer on Waupoos Island who lost 70 lambs on pasture in one week. If that wasn’t bad enough, the farmer is continually losing

MAYNARD VAN DER GALIEN RURAL ROUTES lambs. He’s been losing one a day on his farm on the mainland and one every second day on his farm on the island. You’d think he’d do something about those losses. He did. He sponsored two hunts the third week of August but hunters came back empty handed. Second on the OMAFRA list is Kawartha Lakes with 398 animals killed by predators. It’s

quite a list. Sheep 171, cattle 119, poultry 85, goats 20 and 3 horses. Frontenac is third on the list with 370 animals killed by predators. Sheep 280, cattle 76, goats 13 and 1 horse. Peterborough had 244 animals killed. Besides the sheep and cattle killed they had 1 horse and 1 swine killed. You would think that Lanark County with all the bush and rocky land would have a high number of predator kills. That’s where you would think the coyotes and wolves hang out. They

are in eighth place with 195 animals killed, including 2 horses. Renfrew County is in ninth place in predator kills of the 13 counties in eastern and east-central Ontario. Renfrew County had 88 sheep, 15 goats, 66 cattle and 15 poultry for a total of 184 killed by predators. Last on the list is PrescottRussell. They had 40 goats and 5 cattle killed. Looking over the list I count seven horses killed by coyotes or wolves. I’m surprised they are downing horses. Pretty scary stuff !

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308 WILLIAM ST., ARNPRIOR GREAT STARTER HOME or just to buy and rent; Kit, LR, 3 BDR, 1-4pc bath, 2 car detached garage; completely renovated last 3 yrs. Good size yard 68’x74’. Call Ross at 433-1133. Asking $159,900.

50 COLIN ST., ARNPRIOR Fully furnished; open concept kit, L.R., which leads to back deck 12’x12’; 2 BDR, 1-4pc bath with laundry room. M.BDR with walk in closet plus fireplace; basement with BDR or Rec room; central vac, central air, F.A. Attached double car garage. Gas heat. Lot 167’ x 152’, well & septic. Call Ross at 433-1133. Asking $249,900.

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1018 McNABB ROAD One of a kind, maintainance free 3 season cottage, open concept kit, L.R. with brick fireplace, wood burning; newer sunroom overlooking lake, 3 B.R., 1-3 pc bath with laundry room, workshop, back deck, 2 woodsheds, septic system. Beautiful waterfront lot. New roof. Call Ross for viewing 613-433-1133.


Privacy and Quality. 1.3 acres backing onto the Madawaska River, Sandy Beach, custom built 1.5 storey brick & vinyl, 4 year old home. Highlights: Generous 3 car garage. Gorgeous open style kitchen featuring cherry cabinets, DR, overlooking the water. Great room with quality wood burning fireplace. Capable of heating 3000 sq. ft. Den or B.R., M.B.R. with ensuite. Large closet provides plenty of room, Sec. Level 3 B.R., 1-4pc bath, plus playroom, full basement with party room. Heated by pellet stove. Workshop, storage. Additional lot included in price. Call Ross 433-1133 for further details

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COMPLETELY RENOVATED “TRY THIS ON” — Newer kit. cupboards, counter top, flooring, LR totally refurbished. Sec. fl. 3 BDRs, 1 - 4 pc. bath. All new windows, doors, FA gas, central air, central vac. Newer 1 car detached garage, 200 amp. newer storage shed, newer paved drive, beautifully landscaped. Nothing to do. Host: Ross 433-1133.


Located on quiet street close to all amenities, this well-built home features 3+1 BDR, central air, newer window, roof, over sized garage & carport, large basement consisting of rec room, workkshop area, cold storage, plus 1-2pc bath, well maintained lot with private back yard. Immediate occupancy. Ross at 4331133. Asking $219,500.

Raised Bungalow. Eat-in Kitchen, DR, LR, 3 Bedrooms, 1-4pc Bath, Full basement with 1 3pc Bath, rec room, Laundry room, several out buildings, approx 80 acres cleared, rest mixed bush, great hobby farm, Asking $279,900. Call Ross for details. 433-1133

146 TASSE AVE. 2 BDR bungalow, kit, L.R., 1-4pc. bath, Gas heat, insulated back room for laundry and storage, partial basement, storage shed, asking $119,500, Call Ross for details 433-1133.

Kitchen, DR, Large L.R. with hardwood Fl., 14 pc bath, sec fl, 3 BDR, 1-2pc bath, full basement with rec room, BFA, Gas boiler heat, Back deck, 1 car detached garage, Don’t miss out on this home. Asking $225,000. Call Ross 433-1133.

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475 LACROIX BAY RD. 2 storey brick with addition; large eat in kit., L.R., B.R., 1-4pc bath on main floor. 3 B.R., plus newLY renovated 1 pc. bath, separate 2 car garage, property overlooks Ottawa River. Full basement. Asking $179,900. Call Ross for viewing 613-4331133.

1032A MARY ST. DOUGLAS 1.5 storey home with addition Kit, L.R., 1 BDR, 1-3 pc bath on main floor. 3 BDR, 1-4pc bath on second floor. Full unfinished basement, drilled well, NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM. Call Ross 433-1133



Lots of road frontage, Hardwood and cedar bush, excellent buiding lot Asking $149,900. Call Ross for Details 433-1133.

Located near Springtown. Creek runs through property and leads to Madawaska River. Approx. 5 acres cleared land on front of property, Asking $159,900. Call Ross for Details 433-1133.



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Successful start to parent-to-parent sale STEVE NEWMAN

The first parent-to-parent sale of children’s items was successful enough Saturday (Oct. 23) that organizers may run the event twice a year. The event at Renfrew’s AFAC Wing was intended to raise money for the Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre and the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN). “For a first time, it’s been very successful,” said chief organizer Hayley Chaplin. “We’re looking at maybe making this a semi-annual event.” There were 38 vendors for the event that raised $357.50 for a play-related piece of equipment at the day care centre, and another $357.50 for CPAN’s snowsuit fund or backpack program. The money was raised from vendor rental fees and the bake sale. The vendors kept their own profits from sales of toys, books, clothing and other child-related items.

During the parent-to-parent sale, Carson O’Neill, 2, shows granny Janet Turner and a potential buyer where the best baked goodies are. Mercury photos by Vendor Sara MacKenzie is joined at the parent-toSteve Newman parent sale by husband Paul and daughter Rebekah. 425234

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Boudreau uplifted by Harvest Jam Benefit at the DACA Centre STEVE NEWMAN

While experiencing the various unwanted symptoms of Lyme Disease, Christine Boudreau is fighting the battle of her life. But the 47-year-old Pembroke resident, who grew up in Dacre, says the medical and financial obstacles facing her and husband Morris don’t seem as bad after the successful Harvest Jam Benefit held Oct. 17 at the DACA Centre. “It means everything to me, the world to me, to have so much support come out,” she said of the event. “I am thankful for the love and support of my family, friends and community for making this beautiful day so special,” added Boudreau, who is on extended leave from her job as a sand-blast etcher at Yolkowski Monuments in Cobden. Organizers of the benefit included her sisters, Betty Frost, Heather Coulterman and Mary LaRonde, although dozens of others helped out. Close to 300 people attended the benefit. Meet many of the volunteer organizers behind the Harvest Jam Benefit She didn’t disclose the amount of money raised, for Christine Boudreau. The successful fundraiser was for the Dacre- but indicated, “It’s going to make a huge differborn Boudreau, a Pembroke resident who is battling Lyme Disease. ence. It’s to help us through the year just looking after medical trips and paying for assisted devices Boudreau, in the wheelchair, is seated next to her husband, Morris.

not covered under insurance.” Just recently, Boudreau has suffered severe shakes, which she suspects may be seizures. Therefore, she has undergone two MRIs at Ottawa’s Montfort Hospital since the benefit. The benefit also featured a large Wheels of the Valley classic car show, several entertainers and guest speaker Nancy Sullivan of Pembroke who also suffers from Lyme Disease. Her talk helped shed more light on what it means to have the tick-borne disease, which attacks the nervous system and creates such symptoms as flu, dizziness, tremors and swollen joints. The prognosis for substantial recovery is high, but often only after the disease worsens. “Late-stage Lyme disease has taken me down a long road to recovery; but with the love and support of my family, friends and community, my journey brings new strength,” says Boudreau.

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These items can be viewed on line at and at the school on Nov. 17th from 3:00 – 4:30. and Nov. 20th from 9:0011:00.Tender forms are available at the main office. Sealed tenders clearly marked with the name(s) of the item(s) you are bidding on will be received at the Opeongo High School office by 3:00 on November 23, 2010. The successful bidders will be notified by phone and/or email following the opening of the bids on November 25-26, 2010. Payable by cash or certified cheque only. HST extra Steve Blok, Principal Opeongo High School CL22132


GERRY BLAIR & SON Dry Firewood - ALL HARDWOOD. Cut, Split & Delivered. 613-259-2723

Buy & Sell in the Classifieds!




UTILITY TRAILER 7’x12’ side and rear ramps, $1500. Also ATV 2002 Yamaha Grizzly 660cc $3900. Call 613-433-3493

1990 OR OLDER Hockey books or magazines wanted, contact Donald at 432SCOOTER SPECIAL 9898 or come to Ren25% Off Select Models frew Pizzaria 194 RagBuy/sell Stair lifts, lan St. S. Porch lifts, Scooters, Bath lifts, Hospital beds OLD ANTIQUE FURNIetc. Call SILVER TURE, Old advertising coca-cola, Mountain CROSS Dew, old gas and oil 613-231-3549 items, toys, decoys, old SMALL AIRTIGHT postcards, old Beatles wood stove, 5’ ATV items, old Halloween plow, 5 hp 22” snow- and Christmas items blower, rear tine roto-til- Call Sheryl MacKenzie at 613-432-4909 ler 5.5 hp. 432-2999

STRAW FOR SALE Large and small square bales, stored indoors. Call Barclay Dick & Son Farm Supply near HOT TUB (Spa) Cov- Douglas, 649-2620 or ers. Best Price, Best 2440 Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call TRAILERS FOR SALE 1 - 8 6 6 - 6 5 2 - 6 8 3 7 - Hunt specials 4x8, 5x8, 5x10, 5x12, 6x10, 6x12 other JEEP OWNERS, PARTS, sizes available ACCESSORIES for starting at $999, Jeeps 1942 - 2010. Berrylane Trailers. Huge Stock Lower Pric- Oregon saw chain, es, Fast Shipping. bars, files at great Gemini Sales, Burnaby, prices - chain oil B.C. (604) 294-2623 613-432-2841 cell (604) 532-9528 Shop 613-327-4074 Online: WHITE CEDAR LUMO4 SABERCRAFT 700 BER, Decking, fencing, Snowmobile, mint, stud- all dimensions, rough ded, reverse, 7000mi. or dressed. Timbers V-joints also Spare belt, mature and owner, no cracks or available. Call Tom at tears, extras $4000 McCann’s Forest Prodobo 613-299-2979 or ucts 613-628-6199 or 613-633-3911 819-647-3300


2 Locations

Downtown Arnprior

12 Elgin Street West 613-623-0100 open 7 days a week

Almonte, 435 Ottawa St. (beside Royal Bank)


5 GOLDEN /REDDISH Retriever puppies $300 each, first shots included, ready to go now. Phone (613) 4339291 WAGS AND WHISKERS PUPPY KINDERGARTEN, obedience and socialization. We solve puppy problems. Call the puppy Training specialists, Tena and Ian 613-623-6200 CARS FOR SALE

1999 BUICK CENTURY LTD, loaded, 148,000k, safetied, $3000, phone 4339074 2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA LTZ silver, 125,000km, leather, lady driver, non smoker, new winter tires, oil treatment, remote start, on-star, heated seats. Asking $8500 819647-2000


94 RED 8 passenger van, good condition. 97 Olds good condiJACKLAR LIMOUSIN tion ready for road, HERD DISPERSAL SALE $900 as is 175km. Royla McLaren and 613-432-2452 (late) John McLaren. Full blood cattle (no Papers) 35 cows with calves, 10 stockers, few bulls and weaned 613-433-3993 calves. Saturday Nov 20 11am Renfrew 459 Albert St. Pontiac Livestock, CobRenfrew ON den, ON K7V 1V8 613 - 6 3 8 - 374 7

Renfrew Town House bungalow for sale . End unit, 1208 sq.ft. 2 bedrooms,2 bathrooms ,large living/dining room, large kitchen, attached garage , 10 x10 deck at back. High basement ceilings. Basement finished with large family room, 22 X 24, 2 bedrooms and bathroom and laundry. Mint condition, 9 months old. Am re- locating. For more information please call. 613 432 2552


PAUL SEVIGNY & SONS TAXIDERMY 613-624-5787 Complete Taxidermy, Big Game shoulder ’91 Volkswagen mounts, rugs, turkeys, Passat GLS Sedan fish, birds, full body, exAuto, 16v, otics, replicas and ant330,000km, alpine lers, over 25 years exwhite, textured fender perience. flares, syncro rims & 6-spoke Mk3 rims HOUSES w/winters. Pwr winFOR SALE dows/sunroof, heated seats/mirrors/washer nozzles. Lther interior, DUPLEX IN RENFREW Many upgrades, well black suede headliner. maintained, 2-2bedMany extras: ABT grill, room units, live in one tinted windows, Hella and let the other one rear lights, Jetex ex- pay the mortgage. haust, Neuspeed chip 40min drive to Kanata. 613-832-9251, 613& more. $2000 obo. 601-9253-, 1800-3611351 Call Jess 613-614-2442 TIMESHARE CANCEL. for more info Were you misled when (Ottawa Ont.) you purchased a Timeshare? Get out NOW with contract cancellation! Stop paying Mortgage and Maintenance 100% Money back Guaranteed. 1-888816--7128, x-6868 or HUNTING 702-527-6868 CARS FOR SALE


DEER ANTLERS Have your deer antlers mounted on a custom made wood plaque. For information call Lloyd Barr 613-432-4733


ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS! Full acres & more! Guaranteed Financing! NO CREDIT CHECK! $0 Down, $0 Interest. Starting @ just $89/month USD! Close to Tucson Int’l Airport. FREE Recording at 1-800-631-8164 code 4040 or www.SunsitesLandRush. com Offer ends 8/20/10!


HUNTER SAFETY Canadian Firearms Course. Courses and exams held throughout the year. Free course if you organize a group, exams available. Wenda Cochran, 613-2562409.


UP TO 6000 sqft wholesale/office/storage space, loading docks, fire sprinklers, call 613-333-1042 to view




CENTRE TOWN Approx 2000 sqft of ground floor office space located beside Post Office. F.A. Gas heat, full basement, immediate occupancy. Phone 613-432-1133 HOUSES FOR RENT


SAVE UP TO $400 ON YOUR CAR INSURANCE. Good driving record? Call Grey Power today at 1-866-4240675 for a no-obligation quote. Additional Discounts Available. Open Weekends





1 BEDROOM BASEMENT apt. Stove fridge included - no pets, rent $450 plus heat and hydro, first and last and references. Please call 613-432-3053 leave name and number. 1 BEDROOM HOUSE APT for rent in Cobden with backyard, utilities and high speed internet included, $675 a month, first and last required, no smoking/pets, contact 1613-570-1477

3 BEDROOM HOUSE for rent, Dec 1/10, close to downtown Renfrew. $850/month plus amenities. Call 613432-8441; cell 6131 BEDROOM, REN570-8441 FREW, second floor, BRAND NEW 3 bed- backing onto Smith room 2 storey garden Creek, Eat-in kitchen, home, 1 1/2 bath, parking, mature indilaundry on main level, viduals, first and last, 4 new appliances, Available Immediately, reputable references re- Call 613-623-4747 quired. Call 432-0058 1ST FLOOR, 2 BedHOUSE FOR RENT room apartment in Renfrew ON. 3 bed- quiet seniors building. December room, gas heat, central Available air, appliances, spa- 1st. Call 613-432cious 3 floors. No pets, 4909 no smoking. Available 2 BEDROOM APARTNov. 1/10. Phone MENT Available imme613-432-5954. Refer- diately, $550/month ences required Tenant pays heat (natuNEWLY RENOVATED ral gas) and hydro, ref3 bedroom house for erences, first/last, NO rent. All inquires 613- PETS 613-435-5044 or 613-433-5998 829-5785 2 BEDROOM APARTSMALL 2 BEDROOM MENT available DeHouse in Renfrew - cember 1st. 136 Suitable for single or Hincks Ave. Private encouple, $725/month trance. Call Bujold plus utilities, first/last - Properties 613-432references required. 0789 or 613-432No pets, available im- 4868 after hours mediately 432-4733 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT, $625 per APARTMENTS month, heat and water FOR RENT included, first and last month required. 1 BEDROOM APART- Available November MENT available imme- 1st. 613-432-5306 afdiately. Centrally locat- ter 6:00 pm ed. Secure building. Call Bujold Properties 4494 RIVER RD single 613-432-0789 or 613- apartment for rent. 432-4868 after hours 613-433-0078



2 BEDROOM SPACIOUS apt, Horton area, rent is $575 plus hydro, sorry no pets or smoking allowed, 613432-4197 2 BEDROOM UPPER Duplex, $845+hydro, gas included, adult oriented, quiet tenant ground floor, view of Madawaska River, downtown Arnprior, private backyard, NO SMOKING. 519-5900442 COBDEN AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Newly renovated apartments, 1 bedroom $575/mnth Bachelor $500/mnth Hydro extra. Laundry and parking on site. No smoking, no pets. Call 613-851-4630 DUPLEX with 2 bedroom basement apt in Country 5km from Renfrew. W/W/E/B $550/mth Heat/hydro extra, first/last and references required. Available immediately 613-433-8975

- secure building - All one level - utilities included - 4 piece bath - Appliances incl. - minutes to shopping Studio Suites from $599/month


ROBERT DRIVE, The Westwinds one bedroom apartment for December 1st, fridge, stove, water, intercom for security, laundry facilities, Wilson Investments, 613-432-8417

LARGE 1 BEDROOM apt, 2nd floor downtown, parking, 4 appliances available immediately call 432-0088


LARGE CLEAN WELL maintained 1 bedroom apt. Downtown in quiet adult building, 2nd floor. Fridge, stove, first & last. 613-432-4456

IN SMOKE FREE home close to down town. In basement with bathroom, fridge and cupboards with sink. Use of kitchen. Suit working LARGE, REALLY NICE, person, phone 613duplex apt, approx 433-9593 Frank 1500 sq ft, 3 bdrms with private laundry, in quiet neighbourhood. WORK WANTED Easy to heat, $750 per month plus utilities. Evans Church Rentals 613-432-5741 LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Wilson Investments for the best apartments in Renfrew. Affordable rents, clean, quiet, secure buildings. Our office located at No.2 850 O’Brien Road 613-432-8417 NEWLY RENOVATED 2 bedroom upstairs apt. Suitable for a quiet single person. Heat, water and parking included. Hydro extra. $525 Sorry this is a smoke and pet free building 613-4322143 NEWLY RENOVATED 3 bedroom apartment. Downtown Renfrew $810/month (based on double occupancy) includes water, parking, fridge, stove. Adults only building no pets - references required - available December 1st Call (613) 432-9009 SPECIAL THIS WEEK!!! November 1st, cozy one bedroom apartment at Village Green, fridge, stove, carpeting, water, intercom for security, laundry room, heat and hydro included. Wilson Investments 613-432-8417 UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE with loads of character at “The Convent” over 1100 sq.ft., 2 storey, loft, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dishwasher, blinds, Wilson Investments 613432-8417


ROOMS FOR RENT. Includes phone, cable , Internet, kitchen and laundry privileges $415/month. Small room suitable for working person or student $300/month. Call Kevin at 613-433-9427


CENTURY 21 EADY Realty is seeking experienced Real Estate Sales Representatives. If you’re interested in a challenging career with rewards that compensate you fairly for the work that you do, call Morris Eady for a confidential interview and GARAGE & discover the opportuSTORAGE SPACE nities that Century 21 Eady Realty can offer. STORAGE SPACE FOR 613-432-2100 rent. Motor homes, travel trailers, large or PAID IN ADVANCE! small equipment ma- Make $1000 Weekly chinery, cars and Brochures from home. trucks. Monthly or year- 100% Legit! Income is ly rates. 613-628- guaranteed! No experi5172 or 705-869- ence required. Enroll Today! 2926

LOST & FOUND FOUND White and tan hound wearing a grey collar, no tags, found near Tatty Hill, Calabogie. Call 613-752-2940 LOST Man’s white gold wedding band. Sentimental value. Reward. 613433-1673 HELP WANTED

$$$ SECURITY GUARDS $$$ No Experience Needed. Full Training Offered 613-228-2813


CLEANING BUSINESS needs someone to work 2:30 - 10:30 pm, 5 days per week in Renfrew. Must have police check. Please send resume to Box B, c/o The Renfrew Mercury, 35 Opeongo Rd, Renfrew, ON K7V 2T2 HOMEWORKERS NEEDED!!! Full/Part time positions available - Will train. On-Line Data Entry, Typing Work, E-mail Reading, PC/Clerical Work, Homemailers, Assembling Products. HURRY, SPOTS GO FAST! www.CanadianJobs




Licensed Truck Technician or Experienced Apprentice International Experience would be an asset. Competitive wages & benefits Mon. to Fri. Days Please send resume to: R&M Truck & Trailer Repairs Hartney St., Arnprior Fax: 613-623-5382 email: or phone 613-623-6508

Production Coordinator, Scientific Programmer, Mechanical Designer/Drafting Technologist (Permanent, Full-Time)


LOCAL manufacturing company looking for shipper/receiver/packaging individual. Send resume to PO Box 433, Arnprior, ON, K7S 3L9

Bubble Technology Industries (BTI) is a dynamic company with world-renowned expertise in the field of radiation detection. Full job ads can be found in the Careers section at:

DRUM SET for sale. Excellent condition. Includes stool. Asking $200. Bass guitar with hard case and brand new amplifier. $125 each or $200 for the pair. Call 613-4339467


Door to door delivery once a week. Must have vehicle.

Title: Groundskeeper Supervisor/ Cemetery Foreman (Noc: 8256) Terms Of Employment: Permanent, Full Time Salary: $18.00 To 19.50 Per Hour, 40 Hours Per Week (Increase To $19.50 Per Hour After 3 Months Service) Benefits: Full Medical Benefits Including Dental Package Life Insurance And Pension Contributions. Anticipated Start Date: January 17, 2011 LOCATION: Ottawa West

Please contact by email only. Looking for people to start as soon as possible. No collections. Top dollar paid

Skills Requirements: Education: High School Graduate Or Equivilant Experience Credentials (Certificates, Courses, Licenses): Not Required Experience: Minimum 1year Experience In Similar Position Working With Heavy Equipment Languages: Speak English Work Setting: Cemetery, Landscape Maintenance Type Of Machinery: Backhoe, Tractor, Dump Truck, Heavy Duty Commercial Mower, Weed Trimmer/edger/roto-tiller, And Small Engine Equipment Position Duties: Supervise And Coordinate The Work Of Cemetery Labourers Including Cemetery Building / Road / Walkway / Maintenance Workers And Cremation Operators. Supervise And Coordinate Horticultural Maintenance Of The Properties Including Management Of Trees, Flowers And Lawns.



Will Train Cemetery Labourers On Job Duties And Company Policies Including But Not Limited To Interment Verifcation. May Perform Duties Of Cemetery Labourer As Required.

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Responsible For The Coordination Of Logistics, Installation And Maintenance Of Monuments, Markers And Inscriptions With Third Party Suppliers. Work Conditions And Physical Capabilities: Repetitive Tasks, Physically Demanding, Combination Of Sitting, Standing, Walking, Bending, Crouching And Kneeling.

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Work Site Environment: Outdoors All Year Round Essential Skills:

Oral Communications Working With Others Attention To Detail Tight Deadlines Ability To Multi-task With Interuptions Commitment To Making Positive Contribution Transportation: Possess A Valid Driver’s License Other Information: Qualified Applicants From Communities Facing Barriers To Employment, Disadvantaged And Aboriginal Backgrounds Are Encourage To Apply. Employer: Pinecrest Remembrance Services Ltd. How To Apply: Send Resume To: Pinecrest Remembrance Services Ltd. 2500 Baseline Road Ottawa, On K2c 3h9 Attention: Paul Or Fax Resume To: (613) 829-8357 Advertised Until: December 9, 2010



Looking for adult newspaper carriers to deliver local community newspapers.

Areas of delivery are - Ottawa east, - Ottawa Central - Vanier - Orleans areas

NEEDED NOW-AZ DRIVERS & OWNER OPS-. We seek professional safety-minded drivers to join a leading int’l carrier with financial stability; competitive pay and benefits; great lanes; quality freight; on dry vans only. Brand new trucks available. Lease program Available. Call Celadon Canada, Kitchener. 1-800-3320518 www.celado

We currently have openings for the positions listed above.



RENFREW MERCURY - November 11 2010



WORLD CLASS DRUMMER (of Five Man Electrical Band) is now accepting students. Private lessons, limited enrollment, free consultation. Call Steve, 613831-5029. w w w. s t eve h o l l i n g CHILD CARE WANTED

LIVE OUT Caregiver for three children in our home Monday to Friday 9-5. Children age from 1 year to 8 years old. Reply to Box D, c/o The Arnprior Chronicle Guide, 8 McGonigal Street W. Arnprior, ON, K7S 3L5 LOVING, NURTURING PERSON to care for 3 children (6yr, 4yr & 1yr) in my home (Admaston area). MondayThursday, varying schedules 7a.m. to 4p.m. Must have references. 613-433-8912


CHILD CARE SPACES available, offering educational activities, structured daily routine, breakfast, lunch, snacks provided, competitive rates, First Aid, CPR, Registered Early Childhood Educator. Information Pam Scheel 433-3754 TOP QUALITY Child Care has 3 openings, full and part-time. Bus zoned for Fatima and Central Schools. Excellent references and rates. Call Gennene at 432-8145 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

DOWNTOWN BUSY salon, in Renfrew, looking to rent space to hairstylist, estheticians, massage therapists. Please apply to Box C, c/o The Renfrew Mercury, 35 Opeongo Rd W, Renfrew, ON K7V 2T2



RENFREW various routes Seeking reliable people to deliver the Renfrew Mercury every Thursday

Contact Chris Paveley 613-432-3655 ext 31 Toll Free 1-800-884-9195 CL21800

Accounting Administrator This large Ottawa organization is looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a can-do attitude to join our Finance and Accounting team. This is an excellent opportunity for an energetic individual who thrives in a fast-paced team environment. You will have a strong work ethic, the ability to multi-task and thrive in a dynamic team environment. This position includes the following responsibilities: • Completion of day to day accounting activities, including accounts payable, expense processing, journal entries and accounts receivable • Preparation of payrolls and related CRA remittances • Completion of bank reconciliations • Completion of regular payroll and general ledger account reconciliations

Job Title: Mailroom – Flyer Inserter – Casual Part-time – Late Shift/Day Shift Department: Distribution – Renfrew, ON The Ottawa Region Media Group, a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd. is seeking reliable and dependable individuals to join their distribution team at the Renfrew Mercury. Role Accountability: • Responsible for lifting flyers from a pallet and manually inserting these flyers in newspapers. • Jog and strap of bundles once insertion of required flyers is completed. • Loading of completed flyer bundles onto skid or into cage • Other duties may include, but are not limited to, cleaning of general work area and warehouse. • To perform "due diligence" as prescribed by the Ministry of Labour in the Ontario Health & Safety Act and understanding all Company policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook Requirements: • Physically able to lift 5-25 Ibs. • Standing for extended periods required • Continual rotation of wrists, back and shoulders. • Fluent in English both written and verbal. • Ability to count to 100 • Motivated self starter • Reliable team worker • Ability to work all shifts Wages start at $10.25 per hour plus $1.00 per hour shift differential between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to the attention of Audrey Fleury, Mailroom Supervisor, via email at or fax at 613-432-6689 While we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please. CL19782




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SEND A LOAD to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613-2564613


GEORGE’S BARBER LOVE! MONEY! LIFE! SHOP 47 McGarry #1 Psychics! 1-877Ave. Phone 613-432- 478-4410. Credit9335 Cards/Deposit. $3.19/min 18+ 1-900783-3800. www.mys WILL PICK UP & RE- MOVE any unwanted cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles, lawnCOMING tractors, snowblowers, EVENTS etc. Cash paid for some. Peter, All Purpose Towing. 613- BAKE SALE, BAZAAR, 797-2315, Soup Luncheon. 613-560-9042 11 a . m . - 1 : 3 0 p . m . $6.00 at L.O.L Hall, Main St. Forester’s Falls Saturday Nov. 13. HOUSE Sponsored by Trinity CLEANING U.C.W & Seekers.

Cindy’s Home Cleaning Service •Honesty is my policy •Cleaning is my specialty •I take pride in both

Call Cindy


“Serving Renfrew County” CL21466

Requirements: • experience with accounts payable • experience with Ontario payroll and related employment standards • minimum 3 years experience in a related accounting role • experience in a high volume, fast paced, multi-deadline environment • proficient in MS Excel • strong written and verbal communication/interpersonal skills in order to work with agents, managers and branch administrators on a daily basis • positive, professional attitude, team player with strong customer service orientation • experience working with an enterprise level comprehensive accounting and reporting software package (Lone Wolf) • experience in a real estate environment would be an asset This position offers a competitive compensation package including benefits. Please email your resume stating salary expectations and quoting position #08211022010 to by November 22, 2010.


SANDRA’S HOUSECLEANING Services. One time, weekly, biweekly. Honest, Reliable. Free Estimate, call 613-433-7315 or 613-433-0997 PUBLIC NOTICE

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Happy 9th Birthday DYLAN

COIN AND STAMP SALE New location the RA CENTER - 2451 Riverside Drive Sunday November 14th, 9:30 - 3:30pm. Information 613 - 74 9 - 18 4 7 mmacdc342@rog (Buy/Sell)



Nov. 16

Emily Elizabeth Deacon

Love Mommy, Daddy, Kaitlyn & Jason



St. Francis Xavier will be hosting their annual TEA and TALENT SALE, Saturday, November 13th, 2010, from 1 - 4, in the parish hall. Come and select from homebaked goods, crafts, books, a “collectibles table,” & jewellery & scarves. Enjoy refreshments from our renowned and delightful tea room. Admission to tea room is $5.00. Sponsored by St. Francis Xavier CWL. CL22029

Matthijs and Sarah van Lindenberg are pleased to announce the arrival of their son Owen Kenneth born October 22, 2010 at Pembroke Regional Hospital weighing 6 pounds 12 oz. and 19.25 in. Proud grandparents are Kenneth and Tammy Foster of Cobden and Marja van Lindenberg of Renfrew CL22127


9A.M. SAT. NOVEMBER 13. New and used BIRTHDAYS books, fabric, new Scroll saw, Rotozip tool, new knitted items, 90th BIRTHDAY PARTY VHS tapes, DVD’S etc. NORAH NIGHBOR 800 McDougall Rd. All friends welcome on Sunday, Nov 14 Quail Creek 450 Albert St 2 pm - 4 pm

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM We help Canadians repay debts, reduce or DUMP RUNS eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. HORTON COMMUNITY Steady income? You cENTRE may qualify for instant help. Considering bankRON BENNETT ruptcy? Call us first 1877-220-3328 Free 432-4112 consultation. GoverCL21544 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19TH ment approved pro“HONEY DO THIS” gram, BBB member Company. Handyman specializing in small FEATURING “ ” THANK YOU jobs. Painting, carpento all of those who try, plumbing. Fall HORTON COMMUNITY CENTRE voted for me during Yard maintenance. Ref1005 CASTLEFORD RD. erences available. Ren- the Municipal election. As a way of saying frew-Calabogie. Bill FOR MORE INFO CALL: 613-432-6271 thank you, I would like Weiss 613-570-1488 to treat you all to a DON’T FORGET!! free one hour CERTIFIED MASON skate 10yrs exp., Chimney NOV. 13TH MAGIC OF DIEGO Repair & Restoration, at Ma-Te-Way Arena 7PM $15/PERSON on December 19th cultured stone, parging, at 1 pm. repointing. Brick, block Sincerely, & stone. Small/big job Kate Windle specialist. Free estiKate’s Barber Shop mates. Work guaranteed. 613-250-0290. SERVICES

Happy 1st Birthday




Happy 1st Birthday to our little

“Princess” Leia With all our love Opa & Oma xoxo


Mark and Stephanie, along with big sister Rogan are pleased to announce the safe arrival of ROURKE JOHN born September 23, 2010, weighing 8 lbs., 13 oz. Proud Grandparents are Dave and Gail Mooney and Heather Vanderwal and the late John Vanderwal watching over from heaven. Special thanks to Dr. Legault and the nurses at the OCH birthing unit.



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Chloé, Ariel and Johnny are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their baby sister Sophie Amanda. Sophie was born on September 2, 2010 weighing 8 lb., 8 ozs. Proud grandparents are Michael and Judith Savic, Isabel Gibbons and the late John Gibbons, Donald Rath and Mary Lyons. She is the fourth great grandchild of Josephine Jacques. Sophie’s parents Tom and Amanda would like to thank all of the medical staff who made her arrival so smooth: Dr. John and Alison Collins, Dr. Miller, Dr. Kazaa, Dr. Langlois and all of the wonderful amazing nurses at RVH.






November 11 2010 - RENFREW MERCURY








issing Here’s to k‘s Goodbye!! your 3 Happy 40th Birthday Paul November 14

A celebration of marriage between Rev. Sterling Irvine and Betty Chamberlain took place October 30, 2010 at Bristol Memorial Presbyterian Church, followed by a reception at Norway Bay Golf Course, a wonderful day was had by all in attendance….

With love from your family & friends



RENFREW MERCURY - November 11 2010



LUKE WEISS & NICOLE SCOBIE FRIDAY, November 19, 2010 Renfrew Legion 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. Tickets available at the door CL21974

Special Thank You To our children, grandchildren and special thanks to our great grandchildren in participation on our wedding day. For all best wishes and gifts from family, friends and neighbours. Margaret McIntyre for the flowers, Tina and Sheila for help. Love Mel and Marilyn Scobie


LAVERGNE In loving memory of May who passed away November 14, 2009

A year already has slipped by Mom you are so very dear Even though you are not here The classy lady that you were Even up until the end We miss your charm We miss your humour We miss your wit We miss your laughter We miss your smiles We miss your jokes But most of all we just miss you You are forever in our hearts


Love from us all ANNIVERSARIES




The family of

GRACE DILLON would like to express their gratitude to friends and extended family for their love and support during this difficult time.


We would also like to thank those who sent condolences, beautiful floral tributes and donations to The Canadian Cancer Society in Grace's memory. We would also like to acknowledge the wonderful care Grace received by the staff at Kingston General Hospital, Kidd 7 Department. We are most grateful.


Please join us for a celebration in honour of RACHEL’S BIRTHDAY on Saturday, Nov, 20th, 2010, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Hosted by her Family (Felskies) at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 77 Hartwig Street, Eganville, Ontario Your Presence is the only Present Requested CL2212

Please join Deb & Syl Dombroskie to celebrate 41 years of marriage on Nov. 12 at the Wing Lounge in Renfrew at 7:00 p.m. Music by Lonesome Dreamers BEST WISHES ONLY CL22101

Family, friends & former customers of Draperies Plus Join us to share

Don Eady & Sylvia Cotie Retirement

Time changes many things but love & memory ever clings. A booklet of commemorative verses is available for viewing at our office to help you get through this difficult time.


Thank You

The family of Ethel Mick wish to express our gratitude and many thanks to our relatives, friends and neighbours for the many acts of kindness during the loss of our cherished Mom, Nanny and Great Nanny. Thanks for the prayers, flowers, memorial contributions, cards, food, and for your visitation to the funeral home. Thanks to Dr. Dipaolo and the nurses on the second floor of RVH for the excellent care of Mom and the family during her last week with us. Also, special thanks to Mark Doucette for his many trips to RVH with nourishment while the family sat with Mom. To the Bonnechere Manor Staff for the past 22 years, thank you for your caring and thoughtfulness. Your security lady is now gone. Thank you to the ladies of the UCW for the excellent lunch served after the funeral. Mom enjoyed so much your visits and the card games held at the Manor on a monthly basis. Special thanks to Sheryl McLeod for her visit, prayers and the comforting words at the funeral. To Julie for the wonderful eulogy. Nanny would have been very proud. Sincere thanks to Kirk at Anderson Funeral Home for your thoughtful assistance and compassion that helped us through a difficult time.

Gail, Dalton, Gloria, Bev and David and families


Remembrance is a golden chain, Death tries to break, but all in vain. To have, to love, and then to part, Is the greatest sorrow of one’s heart. The years may wipe out many things, But this they wipe out never; The memory of those happy days When we were all together. The depths of sorrow we cannot tell Of the loss of one we loved so well; And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep, Her memory we shall always keep. Someday, perhaps, we’ll understand, When we meet again in that better land. Dearly so loved by one and all, husband Channel and families



In loving memory of our Mother

CONNIE MELCHER Nov. 12, 1966 Nov. 9, 2007

Deep in our hearts you’ll always stay, Loved and remembered every day. With love, from your children, Jaime, Matthew and Krystan

Happy 44th Birthday Mom! (Nov. 12)

CRAIG, Mary Dorothy In memory of a dear mother, mother-in-law and grandmother who passed away November 11, 2006. Time passes on, years have passed Since death its gloomy shadow cast, Upon our home, when all was bright, And took from us a shining light. We miss that light and ever will, Her vacant place there’s none to fill. Down here, we mourn, but not in vain, For up in heaven we’ll meet again. Love always, Steve, Donna, and Natasha Mills xoxoxo

SEELEY, Duncan In loving memory of Duncan J. Seeley, Who passed away December 21, 1978 Deceased Veteran, Royal Canadian Army W.W.1

Those whom we love go out of sight, But never out of mind; They are cherished in the hearts Of those they left behind, Loving and kind in all their ways, Upright and just in all their days Sincere and true in heart and mind, Beautiful memories they left behind Those we love don’t go away They walk beside us everyday, Unseen, unheard, But always near, Still loved, Still missed, And very dear. Delore and Colleen Mulvihill LES WHITE NOVEMBER 11, 2007 No fancy verse could ever say How we miss you every day. The funny faces and little laugh, We’d give anything to have you back. Miss you Grampa Love Tiger, Cam, Jacob and Miranda

In loving memory of my beloved husband with whom we shared together, 60 years, 1 month and 5 days. You may also download a copy at


MALETTE In loving memory of Leona Malette who passed away on November 13, 2001. The depths of sorrow we cannot tell; Of the loss of one we loved so well; And while she lies in peaceful sleep; Her memory we shall always keep. Forever in our hearts David, Kevin, Brenda, Andrew, and Chris MCGREGOR In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, “Gilmour”, who passed away November 10, 1991 Like falling leaves, the years slip by, But loving memories never die. Lovingly remembered, Annabelle, David, John and JoAnn, Murray and Lorraine, Adam, Mitchell and Macy

BENISH, Alma Who passed away Warrant Officer 2 November 13, 1998. D.Elwin Seeley Royal Canadian Air Her loving face I hope Force to see again, W.W. 2 Though the days have Missing in Action passed away; February 19, 1943 Sleep on dear wife, and take your rest George Breen They miss you most Who passed away who loved you best. August 1, 1953 Deceased Veteran Royal Canadian Army 12 long years, Stanley and family W.W.1

LESLIE A WHITE November 16, 1922 November 11, 2007

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In memory of a loving wife, mother, mother-inlaw, granny and greatgranny, who passed away 20 years ago, on Remembrance Day, November 11, 1990

Your daughter Pat, son-in-law Ben, dear friend Jim, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren


Love always Forgetting never Yours

MCNULTY, Janet In fond and loving memory of our sister Janet who left us November 15, 2007. Heaven’s gates swing gently open The Master called softly “come” Your work on earth was done. We’ll never cease to miss you And shed many silent tears Because we cannot share with you Our hopes, our joys, our fears But one day in God’s garden When the Master calls us to come You’ll be at the gate with open arms And say to us “Welcome Home” Forever in our hearts Sisters Margaret, Shirley and Ruth. Brother Ken. Sisters in law June and Olive.

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MERRITHEW, Maj. (Ret’d) HALDENE “Hal” OWEN, MC, CD R22eR Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at the Almonte General Hospital with family by his side at age 85. Loving husband for 60 years to Lorna “Lennie”. Father of Jim (Susie), Greg (Liz), Rod (Cindy) and Debbie. Proud grandpa of Joe, Leslie, Jason and Jenny. Predeceased by his parents Guy and Lena and also brothers Donny, Gerald and sister Anna. Survived by his siblings Wynona and Doug. Will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. As a 2nd Lieutenant in Korea, he was awarded the Military Cross for organizing and leading a team to rescue a patrol which had become lost in the dark, in the midst of a minefield near the Chinese lines in October, 1952. Friends may call at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, Ontario

on Friday, November 5, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. A Legion service will be held the same day at 6:45pm. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11am. Inurnment at the Guthrie United Cemetery in Clayton. Reception details will be announced for guests at the service. In memoriam, donations may be made to the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation.



Condolences & Tributes:

The quilters are back The Renfrew Quilters’ Guild has returned to the Renfrew Recreation Centre. Meetings are held at 1:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month until June. All skill levels are welcomed.

(Member of Our Lady of Fatima CWL for 30 years) Peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital on Wednesday November 3, 2010. Lucy Hudder age 73 years, beloved wife of the late Jerome Siroski. Dear mother of Michael (Susan), Randy, Polly (Peter Sackmann), Mitchell. Dear granny of Colinda (Bruce “B.J.” Elliott), Marie, Amy, Craig, and Kyle. Dear great-granny of Jayden. Dear sister of Audrey Beanish, Irene (George Cadieux), Betty Shulist, Rosie Shulist, Sylvia Stampilcoskie (Dennis), Stella (Bernie Hudder), Phyllis (Kenneth Hudder). Predeceased by brother Zigmund, sisters Marilyn and Theresa and brothers in law Dominic Beanish, Florien Shulist and Jimmy Shulist. Visitation at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St, S, Renfrew on Friday November 5th from 2-4, 7-9 pm and after 9 am Saturday. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Saturday at 10:30 am. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the Parkinson’s Foundation. Online condolences/donations may be made at

Goulet Funeral Home CL22105

Seniors club active MARG CROZIER The Champlain Seniors is an active seniors (55 and over) group who meet at the RCAF Wing every Tuesday afternoon l p.m. to 3:15 or 3:30 p.m., all year. We welcome seniors to join us in a game of euchre or floor shuffleboard. Refreshments are available all afternoon. Experience isn’t necessary for shuffleboard and anyone wanting to learn to play may come at 12:30 p.m. for instruction. Four games are played and sticks are drawn as to where you play and who your partner will be, so every game is different. You are not on a specific team so you’re not committed to be there every week. Membership for the year is $5 and the first Tuesday of every month there is a pot luck lunch. The cost to play each week is $2 and prizes are awarded. A 50/50 draw is held each week. A catered Christmas dinner is enjoyed on the first Tuesday of December. Any ideas for doing something as a group (going to the casino, day trips, etc.) can also be arranged if there’s enough interest. This is an afternoon of fun fellowship and a great place to come in the summer (air conditioned) and warm in the winter. For more information, please call Marg Crozier at 613-432-2560.

Community Calendar items must be submitted by noon Friday, the week preceding publication. Items are published as space permits. Submit your event to

NOVEMBER 12 AND 13 Tickets now on sale for the Prior Players Production of Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun by Norm Foster. Dinner and theatre Nov. 12 and 13 costs $25. Theatre only Nov 12, 13, 19 and 20 costs $12.

NOV. 12 TO DEC. 15 Mitten Trees sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi will be in all financial institutions starting Friday, Nov. 12. These mittens will benefit the Salvation Army Christmas Hamper and must be submitted by Dec. 15.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13 • St. Francis Xavier Tea and Talent Sale at SFX Hall, Plaunt Street, Renfrew from 1 to 4 p.m. Everyone welcome. Tea room admission $5. • TLC euchre party at the AFAC Wing, 164 Argyle St. S., Renfrew at 1 p.m. Cost $8 per person. No partner needed. Snack at half time. For more info call 613-4324485. • Give a Hoot for Hospice, a ladies’ night out at the AFAC Wing, presented by Mulvihill Drug Mart. $210 per table of six; $35 per person. Doors open at 5 p.m. to decorate your table, cocktails 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Music – A Tribute to the Music of Elton John: The Yellow Brick Band at 8:30 p.m. Emcee Mark Papousek. Evening includes dinner, entertainment and dancing, silent and live auctions, team prizes for best decorated table, door prizes. Sign up your table and pay cash or cheque at Stone Meadows. Contact JoAnne Dowdall-Brown at or call 613-432-8080. All proceeds to Hospice Renfrew. • Renfrew County Fiddlers Association monthly dance at the Cobden Legion. Light lunch at l0:30 p.m. Come out and enjoy the evening. Bring a friend. You can waltz, square-dance polka or two-step. It is good exercise. Everyone is welcome. Members $4; non-members $6. Contact Evelyn 613-646-7810. • Bake sale, bazaar and soup luncheon (homemade soup, bread and pie) $6 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Forester Falls LOL Hall, sponsored by Trinity United Church Women and Seekers, Forester’s Falls. Everyone welcome.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Renfrew Silver Seniors noon luncheon at the Legion.

• Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group meeting at 10:30 a.m. at their library, 222 Dickson St. (corner of Maple) Pembroke. In November we are dedicated to remembering those who served in the defense of our County. Our guest speaker will be Bob Clausen, curator of the archives at the Pembroke Armory. • Men’s conference, Strong Men, Strong Communities. Presented by a community of churches in the Ottawa Valley and hosted by Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church in Arnprior. Exciting speakers, uplifting worship and inspiring testimonies. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 registration $25; at the door $30. Light lunch, study guide. Randy Whiteman 613-407-4290 or Jim Tapp 613-622-0251 • Nov. 20 is the deadline for the Christmas Valley Singles Lunch Sunday, Nov. 28 at 12:30 p.m. Limited seating by advance ticket sales only. Call Fay at 613-256-8117 or Johanna at 613-432-7622.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 • Bowes Brothers Concert for Renfrew Seniors’ Home Support, sponsored by Ron and Marilyn Leclaire, at the Renfrew Legion at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $10, available at Aikenhead’s Drug Store, Home Support office, (432-7691) and at the door. • Praise Night at 7:30 p.m. at Grace United Church, Cobden. Special guests Hugh and Norma Horner, Dave Henderson and Melville U.C. Choir, Eganville. Good music, fellowship and lunch.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22 • The Renfrew Victoria Hospital Auxiliary ladies are again making their famous tortieres from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church. Orders can be placed ahead of time by calling the hospital gift shop at 613-432-4851, ext. 291 or leaving a message at 613-432-2448. Tortieres can be picked up that day in the kitchen of TSA. • This is the last date to pick up your St. Andrew’s dinner and dance tickets. Call Pat 613-649-2756. Members only please.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 Tracy Liebig from the Alzheimer’s Society will be giving a talk on Adjusting to Dementia in Long Term Care Homes. She will discuss the changes in the resident with Alzheimer’s and the effects on family members. Tracy is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to Alzheimer’s and is an engaging speaker. Afterwards she will do a question and answer period. The meeting is open to everyone and will be held at 7 p.m. in the Bonnechere Manor chapel. Call Barb Bristow 613-432-6147 or Ella Box at 613-432-6049.

NOV. 19 AND 20 • Annual Christmas Craft Sale at the AFAC Wing, 164 Argyle St., Renfrew, 613432-4485. Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a,m. to 4 p.m. Lots of vendors, crafts, food. • Come out and see the Bonnechere Manor Foundation display at the Wing Christmas Craft Show. Christmas cards, scarfs and Christmas decorative urns for sale, gift baskets and Senators raffle tickets to win. All proceeds to the Bonnechere Manor Centre - Auditorium Campaign.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20 • Sand Point and Braeside CWL bake sale shopping spree 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help church hall, Braeside. Rainbow and 50/50 draws.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Annual Bonnechere Manor Christmas Craft Show in the Great Hall of Bonnechere Manor 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Don’t miss out on something for everyone!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 • Tune in to Valley Heritage Radio CJHR 98.7 for the Bonnechere Manor Foundation Christmas Cheer program 9 a.m. to noon. A number of special guests and great performers will be starting the Christmas Season off with a blast! Viewers can also come to Valley Heritage Studio to get front row seats to an amazing show! More details to follow... tune in to Valley Heritage Radio to find out more.

• The tickets are now available for the Renfrew Silver Seniors, St. Andrew’s dinner and dance. Call Pat at 613-649-2756 until Monday, Nov. 22 for the Nov. 27 event. Members only please.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28 • Valley Singles Christmas Lunch at 12:30 p.m. Only 40 tickets will be sold and must be purchased in advance. To purchase your ticket call Fay at (613) 256-8117 or Johanna at (613) 432-7622. • DACA breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Bacon, eggs, hash browns, coffee, tea, juice, and fruit and the youth club is having a bake sale at the DACA Centre. For more info call Sue at 433-9050.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 Annual tea and talent sale, Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church 1 to 4 p.m. Knitting, sewing, homemade candy, home baking, superfluity, glitz and glamour, cookbooks, traditional tea and more. Join us after the Santa Claus parade.

MONDAYS • The Renfrew Silver Seniors are looking for members to come out for a fun day each and every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Renfrew Legion. • Food Bank Mondays at Renfrew Pizzaria. 10 cents from every pizza sold will be donated to the Food Bank. • Looking to improve your presentation and/or communication skills? Let us help you. Renfrew & Area Toastmasters meets every Monday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Joseph’s High School. Open to anyone over the age of 18. Come and check out a meeting, and you can start at any time. Fran 613-649-2950.

TUESDAYS • Champlain Seniors (55+) floor shuffleboard and euchre every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the AFAC Wing. $5 membership/year. Potluck Tuesdays noon. Marg 613-4322560. • Renfrew Seniors Club 51 (50+) fourhand euchre at 7 p.m. at the Renfrew Recreation Centre. Membership $5 yearly. For information, call Shirley 432-3474.

WEDNESDAYS • Coffee Break is an interdenominational women’s bible study that has been in Renfrew for 25 years. We are beginning again this season each Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Hebron Christian Reformed Church. Contact Brenda Folkema at 613-432-6022 for more information. • Overeaters’ Anonymous meets every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at 196 Argyle Street South. • St. John Ambulance cadet and adult program meet Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the basement of the recreation centre. Cadet program starts at age 10. Come and learn basic and advanced first aid skills. Earn community hours. Anyone interested can call Jackie Daniels at 613-432-3448 evenings. • Four-hand euchre every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help church hall, 18 Dochart St., Braeside, sponsored by the Sand Point and Braeside CWL. Lunch available. Very accessible. Parking galore. 50/50 draw. Prizes. For more information contact Carole Frood 613-623-7496. • Overeaters Anonymous meets every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at 196 Argyle St. S., Renfrew.

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