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One of the best-presented and best-attended Renfrew Lions Club Santa Claus Parade is in the history books. The Saturday, Dec. 4, extravaganza of 60 floats was headlined by Santa Claus, of course, but he was joined by many colourfully-clad, original, festive participants, including the extensive participation of equine and canine friends from such businesses as McLaughlin Haulage, Almosta Farm and Bonnie Loch Acres, as well as postmen, clowns, firemen, racing vehicles and locally-elected MP Cheryl Gallant, MPP John Yakabuski and newlyelected Mayor Bill Ringrose. Children were kept busy, too, catching or picking up candy distributed along the route, but the spectators were also in a giving mood. The annual boot collection by the Renfrew Fire Department generated $2,680.41 for the Renfrew snowsuit fund for children in need. “It’s a great cause,” said firefighter Terry Smith. “We’ve been doing it for quite a few years.” Santa’s been on the parade scene for years, but he never seems to tire of exposure to folks young and older. See HECK, Page 9

Featured guest Santa Claus and many other participants helped make the Renfrew Lions Club Santa Claus Parade a huge success Saturday. Those participants included this foursome from the WalMart float, from left, Crystal Legris, Bear, Hanna, and Kristie Mulvihill. For more parade photos, please see Page 9. Mercury photo by Steve Newman

New Renfrew council members take their oaths of office STEVE NEWMAN

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It may be the briefest, but likely the most joyous, of Renfrew council meetings in the next four years. An audience of about 35 people looked on

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ed Mayor Bill Ringrose to receive the chain of office from Reeve Audrey Green. “May you have a long and happy time with this,” said an exuberant Green. See RINGROSE, Page 3

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Different flavour for Horton’s inaugural council session STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com

For the first time in Horton Township history, an inaugural council session was held outside the municipal office. And in a radio station, no less. Valley Heritage Radio hosted the half-hour session Saturday morning. Before an audience of less than 20 people, they and others tuned in for the live broadcast heard new mayor and former councillor Don Eady, returning councillor Bob Kingsbury, and new councillors Glen Campbell, Jamey Larone and Margaret Whyte take their oaths of office. But first there was an opening prayer from Rev. Dr. Richard Hollingsworth of the Castleford United Church, who prefaced his prayer by saying wise rulers make a township a fit place to live. In his prayer, he asked that council preside over a community of peace, justice and truth that allows for a beautiful and prosperous township that houses concern for all citizens. Typically, just the mayor offers official remarks at an inaugural session. But the new mayor asked all councillors to contribute. Each councillor thanked the

It’s a happy occasion as members of the new Horton council prepare for their inaugural council session Saturday. For the first time, Horton staged that session on air, at Valley Heritage Radio. From left are chief administrative officer Mackie McLaren, councillors Glen Campbell and Bob Kingsbury, Mayor Don Eady, and councillors Jamey Larone and Margaret Whyte. Mercury photo by Steve Newman voters for their support at the polls. “This is how I embrace my retirement from nursing,” said Coun. Whyte. She also referred to the importance of transparency and accountability with the help of an updated website for the township, and indicated she was “so proud” to be the fire committee’s new chair.

Coun. Larone said he was looking forward to solving new challenges ahead. He also said he was pleased to chair waste management, as the committee builds on the progress made in landfill reduction and recycling. Coun. Kingsbury said he was proud of what his fellow (previous) councillors had accomplished, especially in recreation and infrastructure, and looked

forward to working on projects already in progress. He said he also anticipates future major decisions for council, including the issue of treated septage (with or without a government decision to make treated septage compulsory). Coun. Campbell said he was confident current council and township staff members would help make Horton a preferred

place to live. He called staff “the glue that holds this council together” and thanked them for helping to break him in. Mayor Eady quoted a famous leader, football great Vince Lombardi, as saying real leaders are made, not born. He also said ratepayers will judge how well this council leads. To be judged well, he said this council must be accountable, open and transparent. Eady said accountability includes good money management, while transparency included the need to do a better job communicating with the public. Selected newspaper advertising and an improved website were part of that process, he said. Eady also saluted the many volunteers who help make Valley Heritage Radio, Storyland, the four churches, the women’s institutes and community members at large integral parts of the township. Afterwards, in justifying the decision to air the council meeting on radio, Eady said it was about visibility, about connecting council to the people. It’s important people hear the council members’ declaration of office, insisted Eady. “It sets a tone. I want people to understand we take this job very seriously.”

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Ringrose expects to stay for just one term as mayor

Continued from front However, it appears Ringrose’s term may not be that long. Ringrose, who turns 66 this Friday, said it’s his intention to sit for the one four-year term. The end of his fifth term, after four terms as councillor, will represent a total of 17 years on Renfrew council. “On behalf of council,” he said in a brief speech, “I’d like to say thank you to the citizens of Renfrew. Thank you for giving us this opportunity over the next four years. You can be assured that we’ll give it our best.” Alluding to council members who lost their races for mayor, reeve or councillor, Ringrose remarked: “I say to Sandi Heins, Bill Guyea and Kate Windle, it’s been great, it’s been a good team. We haven’t always agreed, but I think we enjoyed the relationship of being there.” He also recognized other unsuccessful candidates − Callum Scott, Doug Janney and Mila Barnamova − for being part of the electoral process. The new mayor and re-elected reeve are joined on council by returning councillors Gail Cole and Tom Anderson, rookie councillors Andrew Evans and Jim Miller, and Clint McWhirter. McWhirter, who limped into office with a walking cast following recent reconstructive foot surgery, served one

previous term on town council in the early 2000s. “I’m looking forward to it, I’m excited,” said McWhirter, a married father of two children and a local business man. “There are a lot of important things coming up.” THREE PRIORITIES Ringrose didn’t say much about the new term, except to mention his three priorities. One, to move forward with recommendations of the recreation master plan. Two, to pursue more economic growth in collaboration with the Renfrew Industrial Commission. And three, to move quickly on the 2011 budget. Even with the town’s ambitious plans, Ringrose said “we have to take a conservative, balanced approach. “We need to be aware of what the town’s resources are and (make sure we) don’t push too far.” Following his brief speech, the new mayor admitted to being honoured, but a little nervous, about the occasion. Asked about his longer-term intentions, he said he has told council members and some members of the public that he plans to serve only one term as mayor. “I hope, during that time, there is someone I can maybe mentor,”

Meet the new Renfrew council for the term of 20102014. Mayor Bill Ringrose is surrounded following Monday’s inaugural council session, from left, by councillors Jim Miller, Gail Cole, Clint McWhirter and Andrew Evans, as well as Reeve Audrey Green and Coun. Tom Anderson. Mercury photo by Steve Newman

said Ringrose. Several months ago, he acknowledged that he and fellow council

member Anderson met before deciding only one of them would run against incumbent

Mayor Heins. Heins attended Monday night’s inaugural meeting, which con-

cluded with refreshments for staff, council and other members of the public.

Council’s first regular meeting is Monday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.


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CRAMMING THE CRUISER FOR A GOOD CAUSE AT CHRISTMAS The Renfrew OPP Auxiliary Unit held its most succcessful Cram the Cruiser event ever this past Sunday. The third annual event raised $5,340 in cash donations for the Renfrew and District Food Bank. Above left, Auxiliary Constables Mike Ledgarwood and Sarah Bogar collected donations outside Metro on Raglan Street. Meanwhile at Stirling No Frills (above right) fellow auxiliary constables, from left, Paul Leeson, Stephanie Clarke, Rhys Densmore and Daren Roque also collected donations. Mercury photos by Lucy Hass

OPP seek man in prescription drug robbery The Renfrew detachment of the OPP officers is investigating a robbery at No Frills in Renfrew after a male approached the pharmacist and demanded pills. At about 6:35 p.m. a lone male entered the store and requested prescription medicine. A quantity of pills was given to the male and he then fled on foot. The male is described as white, late 20s or early 30s, five foot seven with a medium build. He was wearing royal blue hoodie, white brimmed baseball cap, black pants and black shoes. Const. John Sucee is continuing to investigate. CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to 174 calls for service during the past week. LIQUOR-RELATED CHARGES A 26-year-old Shawville man was charged with driving a motor vehicle with open alcohol readily available; and a 30-year-old man from Whitewater Region was charged with having open alcohol in a place other than a residence, private place or licensed establishment. DRINKING DRIVERS On Nov. 29 at about 11:50 p.m., Const. Joey Limlaw stopped a vehicle near Highway 17 and Kohlsmith for a sobriety check of the driver.

Police nab drinking drivers The driver was found to have been drinking and failed a roadside alcohol screening test. Following breath tests at the detachment, a 32-year-old man from Whitewater Region was charged with driving a motor vehicle over 80 mgs. The man was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on Jan. 26. FLEES SPOT CHECK At about 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 a vehicle was observed turning away and fleeing from a RIDE spot check on White Lake Road in McNab/Braeside Township. Officers followed and stopped the vehicle. Further investigation revealed the driver was a disqualified driver and subsequently failed a roadside alcohol screening test. Following breath tests at the detachment, a 38-year-old man from Belleville was charged with driving over 80 mgs, taking a motor vehicle without owners consent, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified. He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on Feb. 2, 2011. Const. Barry Richardson investigated. The OPP remind motorists that mixing driving with alcohol or drugs is a dangerous proposition. Please drive sober.

THEFT • On Nov. 30 at about 3:15 p.m., OPP officers responded to a shoplifting complaint at No Frills in Renfrew. One male had been arrested at the store by security personnel after concealing items and leaving the store without paying for them. After completing the investigation a 45-year-old Douglas man was charged with theft under $5,000. He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on Jan. 12. Const. Lisa Nicholas investigated. • Tools were stolen from a residence on McPeak Line overnight Dec. 4. A door was kicked in and numerous tools stolen. Const. Joe Roach is investigating. MISCHIEF • Tires on two vehicles were slashed some time overnight Dec. 3. The vehicles were parked in a driveway on Dufferin Street in Renfrew at the time. There are no suspects. • Christmas lights were removed from a fence along Queen Street South in Renfrew and smashed on Dec. 5 at about 2:30 a.m. Four youths were seen by a witness but were not located by police. DOMESTIC DISPUTES Officers from the Renfrew OPP reponded to four domestic disputes during the past week. One male was charged with assault. No other criminal offences occurred.

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BUSINESS

Lakeshore Cafe: the new restaurant at Calabogie Lodge Resort

Let Us Adore Him

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There’s lots of history at the decades-old Calabogie Lodge Resort. And its newest restaurant is no exception. The Duck, which was the condominium resort’s eatery for about a decade, closed and sold its operation to Calabogie Lodge Resort earlier this fall. “We’ve been working on this the last two months,â€? said resort owner Daniel Nahon. With 1,800 time-share visitors a year for the 43-unit lodge, he says it was paramount to have a good restaurant. It was good before, but its prices were too high-end, says Nahon. So he bought The Duck, which was under separate management, and renamed the restaurant Lakeshore CafĂŠ. It officially opened on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. “The goal is good food that is affordable,â€? says Nahon. Lakeshore Restaurant was actually one of the former names of the restaurant, in the 1990s, before its days as The Duck, which looks across Calabogie Lake. At present, the newly-opened restaurant is offering a light-breakfast and lunch menu from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. The restaurant, which is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, is expected to open for suppers in February or March. That date, says Nahon, will depend on the success of the new Lakeshore CafĂŠ. The main office and restaurant of the old Calabogie Lodge Resort, which was built in the 1930s, was first a fishing and hunting lodge. In fact, resort operator Riopelle says, “My mother and other local residents worked here in the early days, and can tell stories about the days of the horse and buggy.â€? The lodge’s newer main building, which is believed to have opened in the early 1980s, includes a reception area, an indoor pool, an upstairs games room, administration offices and the restaurant. It’s hoped the new restaurant will attract visitors to the lodge as well as local residents looking for a good meal

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Meet some major supporters of Calabogie Lodge Resort’s new Lakeshore CafĂŠ. From left are chef Robb Avey, resort co-ordinator Sherrill Riopelle, Margaret Burleigh of the Bogie Arts group whose paintings adorn the cafÊ’s walls, and resort owner Daniel Nahon. without the previously high prices. “We have a family-friendly menu at affordable prices because before it was more high-end cuisine that was very expensive,â€? said Nahon, who became the new owner of Calabogie Lodge Resort in 2008. Restaurant-goers can bring their laptops and enjoy free morning coffee, and good, affordable food, he says. Staff members, in the next little while, include waitress Viviane Mulvagh of St. Joseph’s Catholic High School who is doing a co-op placement. The place will also be occupied by the paintings of 14 artists from the Bogie Arts group. Just over a dozen artists’ works will be featured, including

those of Margaret Burleigh. “I think it’s wonderful. It’s great to have a showcase for us,â€? she said of the year-old group of Calabogie-area artists. Their paintings include several local scenes. Among them are Kim Carnegie’s Constant Creek painting above the fireplace and Burleigh’s rendition of a heron flying across Centennial Lake just outside her front window. Lakeshore CafĂŠ will also host private bookings. The restaurant also has liquor licences to accommodate total indoor and outdoor seating of 109. For more details, call 613-752-2676, ext. 311.

WINNING FLOAT This is the Renfrew Lions Club Santa Claus Parade’s winning commercial float, by the Renfrew Mercury. For other photos from Saturday’s event in downtown Renfrew, see Page 1 and 9 of this edition and next week’s Christmas supplement.

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Fourth term for Sweet as warden STEVE NEWMAN

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The new warden for Renfrew County will be very familiar with Renfrew County council. Petawawa Mayor Bob Sweet was the only nomination for warden by the Dec. 6 deadline, therefore he will be acclaimed as warden. The 2010-11 inaugural session of county council takes place for him and the other 16 county councillors, including five newlyelected ones, Dec. 21. Sweet will also become the first Renfrew County warden to sit for four terms. He served an unprecdented third term in 2006.

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OPINION EDITORIAL

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Bundle up our kids

Pool would suit all

he Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) has announced its sixth annual Operation Snowsuit is well underway. Co-ordinator Lyn Smith reports that last year, with the help and support of the community, they were able to fill every request and helped 298 children and youth. But the need is growing. Already this year the organization has received 258 requests, and Smith says it looks like they will easily exceed last year’s demand. Here’s how it works. Schools in Renfrew County are asked to collect gently used (and in good repair) and/or new snowsuits, boots, hats, and gloves on behalf of Operation Snowsuit. Bell repair technicians have already made one pick-up of donations from throughout the county and have delivered five truckloads to Giant Tiger in Pembroke, which has donated space allowing Operation Snowsuit year-long storage and access. Smith says this gives volunteers space and time to sort and organize year-round. Donations of snowsuits, footwear or cash can also be delivered to the Phoenix Centre in Renfrew. If you would like to join the hardworking team on this project, or your organization/business will be a collection point or would like to become a sponsor, call 613-735-2374, ext. 250.

COLUMN

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Lions keep the magic alive

Rail abandonment the definition of dumb

Santa Claus parades are part of the magic of Christmas. Last Saturday the Renfrew Lions Club hosted its 50th parade – an event that drew together young and old in a common time and place. This year The Renfrew Mercury joined the celebration, entering a float into the parade, thanks to the enthusiastic spirit of a group of enthusiastic employees. The theme was communication through the years, from the day of caveman drawings to today’s Internet presence that has been embraced by this newspaper and enhances its print product. It was a wonderful afternoon – the chance to see old friends and neighbours and sense the joy of the children lining the streets in excited anticipation of Santa’s visit. Memories of Santa Claus parades are among my most vivid childhood recollections, from the music of the marching bands to the procession of brightly-decorated floats.

To the editor: Pick up a dictionary and look up the definition of dumb. Chances are it will read something like this, “lacking intelligence or good judgment, stupid, moronic.” I can think of no better word in the English language than dumb to attach to the imminent destruction of the Ottawa Valley Railway. I cannot fathom another example of such shortsighted thinking as to allow this vital rail link to be destroyed. Rail transportation is the future to move people and materials efficiently, economically and in an environmentally friendly manner. If an operator cannot be currently found I implore all levels of government to come together and commit to saving this railway. Buy it, if necessary, for the salvage value and leave it alone for a decade. If the line is still irrelevant in 10 years the investment can be recouped for the scrap value. Once this line is gone, it’s gone forever. In the interests of Renfrew and Lanark counties’ future economic viability, we cannot allow this railway to be destroyed. Sincerely, Dan Scheuneman Renfrew

LUCY HASS MISCELLANY Thank you, Renfrew Lions Club members, for your ongoing commitment to the parade and offering an opportunity for residents across the region to gather and celebrate the season, together. And thanks, as well, to organizers of other parades across the region. WELCOME, NEIGHBOUR Tonight is a special evening in Renfrew – Newcomers’ Night. This popular initiative by the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce invites new residents to learn more about their new home, its services and organizations. Information displays and refreshments are the cornerstone of this casual night of mingling and community-building. This year’s event is at the Renfrew Legion.

To the editor: What is it with these people? Another ice pad! Are you kidding me! I for one have never used the rink. I know of multiple people, all ages, who cannot afford to skate, who can’t afford to dress their kids in hockey equipment, but could afford $2 or $5 to let them go swimming, who don’t drive, so they can’t take them to a lake or to Arnprior, who would keep our money in town. What do they think our town kids or elderly do all summer? A pool would be available all year. Not just in the winter. Water physio, swimming lessons, leisure, swimming clubs, the possible ties are endless ... Maybe we need to buy a parcel of land and sell private shares to get the job done. Sign me up! If the town doesn’t want to be included in something that will benefit our aging population as well as our children then maybe we should leave them out of it and recycle all profits right back into the pool. Oh, and they can give us all the money we have collected over the years for the pool. Just a thought. P.S. Consider a covered pool with solar panels to generate heat and hydro. Also, smaller wading pool outside for the smaller children and elderly or someone who just wants to sit on the side and wet their feet; much like the one we used to have beside the old rink and Wing that was free to all and accessible to all. Suzi McCanna Brown Renfrew

Stand up for majority To the editor: Re: Matt Gannon’s article on Nov. 25, 2010 I agree wholeheartedly with Matt’s article. Selfish “Ebenezer Politicians” are running rampant in our governments on all levels. All they want is your vote; nothing else matters. He stated 71.1% of people are Christians, so why are we not a democratic society? Dictatorship is in abundance and we are told what to do to appease the other 28.9%, and if we complain, we are considered racists! If my wife and I immigrated to a non-Christian country and tried to instill our beliefs and customs, honestly, how far would we get? It’s high time that the elected politicians in this country stand up for the 71.1 per cent of the people. If someone chooses to say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, let them, but don’t shove it down my throat that one is “politically” correct and one isn’t! Merry Xmas, Frank and Ruth Miller Lapasse, Ont.

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Glen Forest and Jacob with Brad’s Taxi.

Aidan Muldoon visits with Santa.

Continued from front After the parade, Santa headed to the Renfrew Armouries where children sat on his lap to express their Christmas wishes and receive a bag of candy. Renfrew Lions Club members Doug Headrick and Shannon Giffin provided colour-commentating for COGECO’s television coverage. Another Renfrew Lion, Don Goulet, echoed the sentiments of several parade organizers when he said it was a cold, but clear, day for Santa to meet all the boys and girls and continue the club’s tradition of hosting the parade every year since the late 1970s. Organizers also judged the many floats before determining the winners. Renfrew and District Christian School had the top elementary-school float. Top commercial-float honours went to the Renfrew Mercury whose float theme was communication through the ages. Float members included reporter Peter Clark dressed as a caveman, 1950s-style

photographer-editor Lucy Hass, computer-age receptionist Reina DeVries, other Mercury staff members and a Christmas tree Ann Limlaw crafted out of copies of The Mercury. Honourable mention in the same category went to MacKenzie Motors of Renfrew. Calabogie and District Snowmobile Club, which featured two spiffy machines, a carousel and snowmobilers Lance Laventure, Kyle Hipkin and Brandon Hipkin of McNab-Braeside took top honours in the non-commercial float category. Honourable mention in that category went to the Town of Renfrew Recreation Department. Although the judges were anonymous, one told The Mercury: “The participation was just excellent, not just from Renfrew. And to see such a high number of kids participating and the smiles on their faces, that was great.� “It was great,� said spectator Tricia Muldoon. “Everyone was just so cheerful.�

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CABA honours its best at 2010 awards ceremony in Calabogie SHERRY HAAIMA shaaima@msn.com

Excellence in service, ambiance and community service was recognized when the Calabogie and Area Business Association handed out its annual awards Nov. 29. Griffith Building Supply, The Library Guesthouse, Dwyene MacNabb’s home studio and the Matawatchan Community Market were all recognized at an event held at Calabogie Peaks’ Dickson Manor. Re-elected Greater Madawaska Reeve Peter Emon and the newly-elected council were also on hand for an informal round table discussion. The Matawatchan Community Market Committee received this year’s award for excellence in community service. The committee, made up of organizers Ken Birkett, Joanne Murray, Audrey Copeland, Richard Copeland, Adam Copeland, Filipa Martins, Sandy Downs, Juliette LeGal and Bill Graham, has returned a sense of community to Matawatchan, said nominator J.P. De Grandmont. The market, four years into its operation, provides local vegetables, baked goods and crafts, as well as a venue for residents to meet. The committee originated as a result of meetings designed to gather ideas and to designate those who would bring the idea of a local market forward, explained De Grandmont. Even in the absence of any forthcoming seed funds, the committee proceeded without it and working on a shoestring budget, the market was soon financially viable without outside help, he added. A popular feature of the market is a hot lunch, a place where community members and visitors are known to converge. “The market and its lunch component have brought together full-time and seasonal residents, campers and other visitors. With its presence, the market creates a welcome and successful focal point for our community,” said De Grandmont. Bill Graham nominated Griffith Building Supply to receive the award for excellence in customer service. “In the last 15 years that I have shopped at the store, I have not had a single bad experience. The residents of Griffith, Matawatchan and Denbigh are very lucky to have such a well-stocked

store run by very knowledgeable and helpful owners and staff,” said Graham. In 1989, Scott MacDonald started the business, which operated part-time in the beginning while he also ran his contracting business. Sue Lafleur and Brigitte Hoffman became partners in the store in 1997 and ran Griffith Building Supply while MacDonald concentrated on the contracting business. The business has grown and adapted over the years to fill in the gaps for local shoppers and meet the needs of customers so they wouldn’t have to travel out of the community for supplies. The award for excellence in ambiance for a commercial venue was presented to the Library Guesthouse. In her nomination, Mary Joan Hale praised owners Tama McCartney and Chris Fleming for their work in restoring the building and property, built in 1924 as a convent for The Sisters of St. Joseph teachers at the school next door. The sisters eventually sold to the Kennedy family, which used it as a venue for family celebrations. In 2008, McCartney and Fleming formed a partnership and bought the building to serve as a guesthouse for Calabogie MotorSports clients and other visitors. “The renovations and decor are superb and welcoming. Restored historical photos of Calabogie and area deck the walls. The gardens and backyard patio with sauna, barbecue and gazebo provide a restful ambiance for the enjoyment of quiet summer evenings,” said Hale in her nomination. Carolyn Jakes nominated Dwyene MacNabb’s Calabogie Road home studio for the award for excellence in ambiance for a homebased studio. Dwyene and her husband Ron have created a new entrance to their property, which is appealing in design, said Jakes. “The tree-lined driveway opens to a delightful, beautifully landscaped home with expansive patios on three sides of the building, including a beautiful lakefront view creating a relaxed atmosphere. “An inviting studio entrance is located at the side of the house where Dwyene tastefully displays her recent work in both her studio and her living area,” said Jakes. The ambiance is warm, inviting and friendly – definitely worth a visit, added Jakes.

The Calabogie and Area Business Association recognized four local businesses at their annual awards Nov. 29. From left are Matawatchan Community Market committee members Richard Copeland, Sandy Downs, Juliette Legal and Bill Graham; artist Dwyene MacNabb; Chris Fleming of The Library Guesthouse; and Sue Lafleur and Denise Leckie of Griffith Building Supply. Mercury photo by Sherry Haaima


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Tangled twists Disney in a new way REBEKA BORSHEVSKY Mercury co-op student

Tangled was one of my most anticipated movies of the year. It tells the story of a girl locked away in a tower by her ‘mother’, who uses her magical hair to keep herself young. There’s actually a fairly credible back story to explain its powers. Yet it’s about a lot more than magical hair. In a way, Disney did something entirely new – created a subtly darker tone in an otherwise very bright and vivid landscape. The relationship between Rapunzel and Mother Gothel is full of manipulation and false claims of motherly affection, the sort of thing you’d hear about in a psychology class. The years with Gothel reflect on Rapunzel’s character: she’s also a tad manipulative, bargaining her way out of the tower instead of just leaving by herself. And she’s very fearful, braining people with her frying pan before she realizes they’re not going to hurt her. Yet her faults are what make her such an endearing character – it’s wonderful when she finally vanquishes them and stands up to the woman who’s used her all her life. The animation is stunning, full of movement and colour. I was skeptical at first about 3D, because I love all the old classics with hand-drawn. But it quickly won me over. The bone I have to pick is the same one I have to pick with most Disney movies. The two main characters fall in love over a 24-hour period. Call me a skeptic, but as much as I was rooting

for them, it still left me a little disappointed. They go from arguing to singing about their love for one another within 45 minutes! I know the movie can only be so long, but still. I think Disney could have thrown in a few more comical hair-raising adventures; it would’ve brought more fun as well as fleshed out their relationship. The ending, though, made up for a lot. Rapunzel grew from a timid mouse to a confident young woman. Flynn, though the narrator, actually didn’t change much. It was more like the story illuminated what was always there, but hidden under the guise of his lifestyle. And his real name… it made my nerdy self very happy. So while some things lacked, others shone, and Tangled is a movie I will watch over and over again when it comes out on DVD. I have a feeling there are a few deleted scenes that will help relieve my disappointment in the plot department. Before you trundle up your kids and skip to the theatre, please be warned. It’s PG for a reason. There’s a moment with blood that may upset a sensitive child. When I went to see it, the majority of the people there were teenagers. Despite my nitpicking, Tangled is totally worth the money you spend. I walked out of the theatre with a big goofy smile on my face, and I still get happy thinking about that movie. If the opportunity comes to see it again, I’ll definitely take it. While it wasn’t as epic or thought-provoking as some, it was still sweet enough to leave a tingly aftertaste.

SJCHS Christmas concert Dec. 16 On Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic High School will hold its annual Christmas concert. This concert will include singing acts as well as dancing, and acting all in the spirit of keeping Christ in Christmas. Also, before the concert and during intermission, Ms. Enright’s art classes will be selling some of their artwork. Items of art will include glass necklaces, earrings and pendants, mosaics, and paintings. Half of the proceeds will go towards our Dominican Republic team, who will be going to the DR in February while the other half will go to help support art programming at SJHS. So come out to SJHS for some excellent Christmas entertainment and while you’re there, pick up some lovely art pieces that you can use as a one-of-akind Christmas gift for that spe-

VICTORIA SLIGHT JAGUAR JOURNAL cial someone on your list. On Wednesday, Dec. 8, staff and students gathered into the gymnasium to attend an advent mass. This Mass was officiated by Father Starks. The music for the mass was led by our school choir and students did readings. We will also be having our semiformal dance on Dec. 10. The theme will be The Crystal Ball. One last reminder that Friday, Dec. 10 is the last day to drop off new or gently-used snowsuits or winter boots in support of the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network. Drop-off bins are located outside the chapel at SJHS.

Best results ever for students Renfrew County Catholic District School Board officials expressed delight with the achievements of local students in the most recent province-wide tests. Pupils in the county’s Catholic schools garnered their highest marks in the last six years in seven of the eight test categories for Grades 3, 6 and 9. They were also well above the provincial average in all reading, writing and math tests. “This is a phenomenal achievement that represents the ongoing commitment and hard work of our teachers and students,” said Renfrew County Catholic District School Board chairman Bob Schreader. “These test results confirm that our board is providing an excellent learning environment where our pupils are challenged to peak performance,” he added. “In seven of the eight standardized tests, we are exceeding the provincial average by a considerable amount, and in the eighth category our results match the provincial success rate.” “The board’s excellent results show that the teaching professionals within the board are building on what they’ve learned through previous assessments and working together to continually refine and develop the approaches they use in the classroom,” said director of education Michele Arbour. “These very positive results clearly indicate that our teachers are incorporating many highyield strategies into their classroom practice. Our students continue to build their problem solving and higher-order thinking skills as a result.” In Grade 3, the following percentage of students achieved test results at or above the provincial standard: Reading: Renfrew County Catholic students, 75%; province-wide, 62%; Writing: Renfrew County Catholic students, 85%; province-wide, 70%; See TEST, Page 16

Family and Children’s Services County of Renfrew

PRESS RELEASE The Board of Directors of Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County wishes to announce the retirement of its Executive Director, Jerry Muldoon, effective December 15, 2010. Mr. Muldoon has led the agency for over 31 years. The agency has grown from a staff of approximately 45 in 1979 to more than 120. During that time, Mr. Muldoon was someone who thought “outside the box”. He spearheaded the building of a new main office building and in 1986, Family and Children’s Services moved from their cramped location at 1219 Pembroke Street East, to their current location on Mary Street. His innovative thinking brought Developmental Services, Kumon, Early Years and, for a short time, Montessori under the FCS umbrella. He negotiated the placement of social workers in schools, police services and hospitals as a means of reaching more families in need of assistance. Mr. Muldoon is an advocate of research and technology, making Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County one of very few agencies who have a research position on staff and an agency whose technology capacity surpasses that of other larger urban agencies. While Jerry will be missed, the time has come for him to focus his time on his family and his personal interests. We wish him a long and healthy fun filled retirement. We would further like to announce that Ms. Arijana Tomicic will take over the helm at Family and Children’s Services, Ms. Tomicic comes to the County of Renfrew from the Huron - Perth area and has significant experience in child welfare and his written papers on a variety of topics relevant to the field of child welfare services. Ms. Tomicic will assume her new position as Executive Director on January 4, 2011. Darrel Ryan Chairman of the Board Family and Children’s Services Renfrew County

On behalf of Dean Family Farm, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to everyone who has helped us through the loss of our Silo-resulting in the collapse of Milk House and Dairy Barn A special thank-you to the Hills, Ziebarths and Sneddens for taking in our herd and allowing us to continue our dairy operation until the new barn is completed. And a big thank you to Debbie Elliott for secretly spearheading a fundraising event-The entertainment was enjoyed by all- The food was excellent and endless and the auction items were incredible. We are overwhelmed by the support of local businesses, community ,neighbours ,friends and family Thank you for your kindness and your generosity will never be forgotten

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RENFREW COUNTY JOINT TRANSPORTATION CONSORTIUM INVITES REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS RFP #2010-01 THE RCJTC IS ISSUING A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TECHNOLOGICAL SERVICE PARTNER, WITH THE PROVISION TO SETUP AND CONFIGURE AN IT NETWORK & HARDWARE & SOFTWARE SOLUTION AND THE CONDITION OF ONGOING MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT. RFP #2010-01. To obtain RFP documents, please visit the Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium Administration Office at 999 Cecelia Street, call 613-732-8419, email trans@ rcjtc.on.ca, or download from Biddingo (www.biddingo.com). All inquiries during the tender period should be directed by fax to Robert White, General Manager, at (613) 732-2874. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Sealed submissions, clearly labeled RFP #201001, will be received before 1:00:00 PM, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011. Proposals to be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked RFP #2010-01 and submitted to the following address: RENFREW COUNTY JOINT TRANSPORTATION CONSORTIUM ATTN: Robert White, General Manager 999 Cecilia Street Pembroke, ON K8A 1A4 The Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium reserves the right to accept or reject any or all submissions. Lowest or any submission not necessarily accepted. Dave Howard Co-Chairperson

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LITERATURE

Many Caswell roots in Carleton Place, Cobden and Cochrane STEVE NEWMAN

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Ed Caswell was born in Carleton Place, grew up and prospered in Cobden, then headed north, in the face of family adversity, to find other ground on which to flourish. That ground was Cochrane, where Caswell was one of the founding fathers of the northern Ontario town founded in 1910. During centenary celebrations this past summer, Caswell was among the town pioneers remembered. Some of that acknowledgement came as Dick Bourgeois-Doyle signed copies of his newest book, Stubborn: Big Ed Caswell and the Line from the Valley to the Northland. Bourgeois-Doyle, who is a distant cousin to Caswell, was attracted to the pioneering nature of the man, just as he was drawn to write biographies on two other Canadian pioneers. Those were George J. Klein, who has been called the most productive Canadian inventor of the 20th century, and Elsie MacGill, the first female aeronautical engineer in the world despite ongoing challenges caused by polio. “One of the things that’s kind of cool about writing biographies is that you become part of the family. You get to know people and their family history,” says Bourgeois-Doyle, who gave the eulogy for the step-daughter of MacGill. As with his first biographical subjects, Bourgeois-Doyle was attracted to a person who was an achiever. He defines Caswell as one of the determined, gritty, downright stubborn and scrappy pioneers who settled in northern Ontario in the 19th century or early 20th. One of those new towns, often referred to as the Northland Post, was Cochrane, which was ravaged by four devastating fires in the first six and a half years of its existence and later devastated by the typhoid epidemic of 1923 that killed about 100 people. Yet after each tragedy, the town pioneers persisted and regrouped, to rebuild and keep their hometown intact. The town’s first official fire chief was Edgar Caswell, often nicknamed Big Ed. He became chief in 1916, after the fourth of the four fires. To a fault, Caswell was obsessed with the importance of fire safety, according to nephew Ozzie Caswell, now in his 80s and living in Cobden. “(Ozzie) said he was a bit of a pain in the ass because he was always pointing out fire hazards,” says the author. The book is also dedicated to Ozzie, a childhood friend of the author’s dad (Irv). Ed Caswell grew up in Cobden, where he was a prosperous brickmaker and brick-layer, who worked in the family construction business with his father (stone cutter and mason Nathaniel who was usually call Than) and brother (carpenter Bob). The book spends considerable time telling the history of the Caswell name,

The cover of Stubborn. including Ed’s grandfather, Bennie’s Corners primary school teacher T.B. Caswell, who was a key influence on a young orphan. That orphan was James Naismith, who became internationally famous for inventing the game of basketball. Bourgeois-Doyle also tells the story of Ed’s father, Than, a proud stone mason with a friendly sense of humour. By 1880, eight years after Edgar was born, the Caswells moved to a farm between Beachburg and Cobden, to the Whitewater Region hailed as an area of booming opportunity. The Central Canada Railway was flourishing and seen as the launch pad for Canada’s national dream of a transcontinental railway. In time, Ed became an integral part of the family’s construction business, but the business was eventually dealt a terrible blow. Ed’s brother Bob, at age 37, died of typhoid fever the Christmas of 1905. Ultimately, writes Bourgeois-Doyle, his sudden death “may have been most upsetting, disruptive and transforming for his stubborn and proud younger brother Edgar.” At the time, rail lines were pushing

Author Dick Bourgeois-Doyle.

north and west, opening up the country with the likes of the Timiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway. Ed Caswell headed north, briefly leaving his wife and children behind to find new work. As Bourgeois-Doyle writes, Ed “still worked as a contract carpenter, but his brick business and all that it once represented was fading away without the demand … the larger three-pronged family collaboration had generated.” Three years after his brother died, Ed announced to family members that he and wife Emeline had decided he should head north to investigate Cochrane, where a new town site was being established. So he left her and their young children temporarily behind, and first slept where he could find shelter, including the floor of a local bakery. But he found work quickly, and went on to carve a place for himself. With time, he opened a general store that his wife managed so well the enterprise was widely regarded as hers. And then the fire of 1910 happened, wiping out the Cochrane business district. Those businesses rebuilt again, but another fire struck in 1911, taking one block of town, one that included the Caswell store. More fires happened. A survivor of four extensive fires and witness to many smaller ones, Caswell “was imbued with a passion and sense of purpose that inspired and was hard to ignore,” writes Bourgeois-Doyle. “An old Ed Caswell was brave. He was a recognized and celebrated leader within the northland firefighting community for many reasons, but his knowledge and experience did not carry as much weight among the other firefighters as his inclination to be first into the flames and last out of the burning buildings.” But fire would touch him again, in a terrible way. A month after retiring as fire chief in 1946, his aging wife died from burns suffered after her robe caught on fire from a small electric heater. Four years later, Ed Caswell died, but not before leaving an impression with many. Caswell always made quite an impression, particularly on nieces and nephews, when returning to the Ottawa Valley. They remembered him, writes Bourgeois-Doyle, “as a tall, distinguished man surrounded by legend and arriving in a fancy new car. Although he never referred to himself this way … his Ottawa Valley relations referred to him as Big Ed from Cochrane thereafter.” Just weeks before his death in 1950, the Cochrane Board of Trade voted him a life member and honorary president. Today, Cochrane’s fire brigade consists of 38 part-time firefighters and a full-time chief. A stubborn brigade, no doubt. The book is published by General Store Publishing House in Renfrew. A book signing is 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Cobden branch of the Whitewater library.

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Brydges’ love of music mirrored in Music by Marie

Harmony for Renfrew County In this season of song, music is on the minds of many. Aside from its current snowsuit campaign, the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) has a high hopes for a new program called Harmony in Renfrew County. The program allows youth ages 12 to 18 to learn guitar, music theatre and improvisation on what CPAN co-ordinator Lyn Smith calls a “pay-it-forward” basis. The program has been piloted in Pembroke and Petawawa and some young people already travel from Renfrew to Pembroke, when they can, to participate in the program. Smith’s goal is to expand the program to Renfrew by setting up local space, volunteer teachers and facilitators. To learn more about the program, contact Smith at 613-735-2374, ext. 250 or visit the CPAN website www.renfrewcountycpan.ca.

STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com

Marie Brydges’ excitement for music will likely last as long as she does. As a youngster, she recalls racing home from school in Renfrew to get to the piano before any one of her three sisters. Music was a focal part of the family, and remains pivotal in the life of this Renfrew resident. “I was raised in a music family with singers and dancers. Everyone was a musician and involved in music,” says Brydges of her parents (Eric and Musician Marie Brydges and the piano are practically inseparable. Kathleen Elliott) and five siblings. “Playing music was our fun. If we went to someCALL TO BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS one’s place and there was no piano, that was no & NEW YEAR’S DINNER PARTY TODAY fun,” adds Brydges, who took her first formal piano lessons at age 9 from Mary English. “She taught practically the whole town for years and years and years.” Years later, Brydges is transferring her love of music and 40 years as a professional pianist into her new business, Music by Marie. She continues to work in the musical world, as a teacher for students at such schools as Renfrew Collegiate Institute, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School and A.J. Charbonneau Public School. She’s also music director of the Wesley United Church in Pembroke. But this fall she has started Music by Marie, a business intended to bring music to all sorts of occasions, including dinner and cocktail parties, NEW ARRIVAL - Volcano Roll rehearsal dinners, Christmas parties, corporate events, grand openings, birthdays and soirees. Her love for music was echoed by husband Bobby Brydges, to whom she was married for 32 years, until his death in 2001.“He played from his heart. He was technically an expert, but he played from his heart, always,” she says. His instruments of choice were violin, pedal steel guitar and electric lead guitar. Hers are piano, pipe organ, and electric keyboard. For decades she has played weekends with local bands, among them The Countrymen, and Dennis Harrington and Friends. That will continue, but she felt she needed to reach out with her own piano music. “When I’m playing at all these other events, I’m Come try the Green Dragon not playing straight piano music, but I’ve always * Applies to Buffet Only * Applies to Buffet Only wanted to go to events and play just piano music, Savings over 15% Savings over 15% just piano music in all its different styles,” she explains. Those styles include popular, jazz, light clasExpires January 15 2011 Expires February 15 2011 Whether you’re planning an intimate sical, Celtic, blues or sing-song. gathering with family, or a holiday To accommodate clients’ tastes, she has an 88-key electric piano arranger and an amplifier. party for the whole office, we’re here to She recently played in Carleton Place at a vernis• Appetizers • Soup & Salad • Tempura • Grills • sage, or preview to an art exhibit. accommodate you and your guests with Whatever the event, she wants to share her love • Noodles (in soup) • Fried Rice • Special Bento • of music with her clients. unparalleled food and service. “I love it so much. I loved music from the begin• Teppanyaki • Chinese Food • Sushi Pizza • ning of my life,” says Brydges. “It just consumes my whole being, and bringing that to somebody • Hand Rolls • Maki Roll • else is a real blessing. “I feel music is a healing gift. We hear music and • Sushi • Sashimi • it lifts our spirits, and takes away from our illnesses and our problems. I just want to bring this joy of music to people’s lives.” Brydges is an associate of the Royal ConservaGift Certificates Available tory of Music. She is also a colleague of the Royal Canadian College of Organists with a five-year diLunch Served 11am - 3 pm ploma n pipe organ and church history. Dinner Served 3 pm - 9 pm Some area residents may also Brydges for her work as a soloist, musician and composer for the television program, The Master’s Touch, in the 248 Raglan Street | Downtown Renfrew 1970s. 613-433-9947 To contact Music by Marie, call 613-432-5672 or email mariebrydges@sympatico.ca.

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Rook is unanimous choice for deputy mayor LUCY HASS lucy.hass@metroalnd.com

Dirk Rook, the lone AdmastonBromley councillor acclaimed to office for the next four years, is the township’s new deputy mayor. Rook fills the role previously held by Jack Kelly who challenged Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe for council’s top post. Last Thursday night Mayor Briscoe and her council of Rook, Bob Dick, Michael Donohue and Ray Pender read and signed their declarations of elected office to kick off four years of service to the township. Donohue and Pender, who are both farmers, are new to municipal politics but have been actively involved in a broad range of community organizations. One of its first orders of business was passage of a bylaw to charge fees for services provided by fire and emergency services for emergency and non-emergency incidents. The bylaw was recommended by the Douglas Fire Committee. Mayor Briscoe said council will dedicate the balance of this month to wrapping up 2010 busiThe A-B Team: Members of the new Admaston-Bromley township council are, from left, ness. Her inaugural address and committee appointments will be Councillor Michael Donohue, Councillor Bob Dick, Deputy Mayor Dirk Rook, Councillor Ray Pender and Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe. Mercury photo by Lucy Hass made in January.

Fiddlers appreciate space The Renfrew County Fiddlers Association has sent Admaston-Bromley council $250 in appreciation for free monthly use of the Barr Line community hall and kitchen facilities for a social evening. The “well, well used” facility is filled nearly 200 of the 365 days in the calendar year.

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Board bids farewell to its chairman The Renfrew County District School Board said goodbye to its outgoing chairman Roy Reiche Nov. 29. Reiche, who didn’t run again, retired from the board as of Nov. 30. He first came on the board in the 1991 elections and was a member for nine years before retiring in November 2000. During that period he served as chairman in 1999 and 2000. After a three-year break, Reiche again joined the board in December 2003. During the past seven years he has chaired the directors review, communications/ technology and joint session committees. He was also board chair in 2004, 2009 and 2010. In his final address to the board he indicated he had worked with three directors of education, Peter Hiscott, Eleanor Newman and Roger Clarke. “It has been my plea-

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sure to work with these directors, who have all made significant contributions to our system,” said Reiche. During the last seven years, the board has closed schools, implemented staggered bells and worked on new construction and restoration projects in Renfrew, Deep River and Petawawa, he said, noting, “we have never backed away from difficult decisions.” Reiche said he has seen many changes in the board. “When I first started in 1991 there were 15 people on the board. Now we have eight trustees. “In addition, the board now has a student trustee, which has been a nice addition.” He thanked his colleagues around the board table for their contributions. “I have enjoyed my time with the Renfrew County District School Board,” said Reiche. “I

feel privileged to have been able to work with a dedicated board who is committed to putting the student at the centre of every decision.” “We are losing a talented leader with Mr.

Reiche’s retirement,” said director of education Roger Clarke. “However, his contributions will be embedded throughout our system for many years to come.”

Test results good Continued from Page 11 Mathematics: Renfrew County Catholic students, 78%; province-wide 71%. In Grade 6, the results were: Reading: Renfrew County Catholic students, 79%; province-wide 72%; Writing: Renfrew County Catholic students, 83%; prov-

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Local groups get support from Ontario Trillium Fund

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is awarding $2,350,900 in Community grants to 53 local not-for-profit and charitable organizations in Eastern Ontario. Many of the latest grants represent an investment in community organizations that use innovation and collaboration to generate revenue, encourage social entrepreneurship and provide skills training. These groups address local needs, enhance employment and economic potential and improve the quality of life in their communities. In addition to local Community grants, OTF is announcing 48 Province-Wide grants totalling $7,520,500. The social and economic impact of this broad funding to larger organizations will benefit communities across the province, including Eastern Ontario. “Funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation contributes to building economic and social resilience in communities across the province by helping many charitable and not-for-profit groups build constructive partnerships and networks,” says Ontario Minister of Tourism and Culture Michael Chan. “Charitable and not-for-profit organizations support their communities,” says Sandra Lalonde, who chairs the Champlain Grant Review Team. “They offer hope through initiatives for economic development and training for residents and volunteers. By creating new opportunities for success, these local organizations are effective agents for positive change in their communities.” Some of the grant recipients follow. Eastern Ontario Local Food Cooperative Inc. :$108,000 over two years to support the newly-developed food cooperative by hiring a coordinator, webmaster and programmer who will upgrade the website, promote the cooperative along with the benefits of eating seasonally and locally, strengthen relationships with local farmers and processors, schools and restaurants, promote agri-tourism, recruit volunteers and provide training opportunities for farmers and the general public.

Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa-Carleton Branch: $91,000 over two years to increase the capacity of front-line staff working in employment support programs in 10 organizations to effectively respond to severe mental illness client needs. Canadian Parents Of Murdered Children and Survivors of Homicide Victims Inc.: $7,100 over six months to purchase office and computer equipment to increase the organization’s administrative capacity to coordinate community based support for survivors of homicide victims in Ottawa. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation, as lead organization on this collaborative: $25,000 over one year to develop a comprehensive fund development strategy and increase volunteer capacity to raise a $1million endowment The Unforgettables Fund (TUF). Funds raised will allow TUF to provide families facing significant financial hard-

ship because of a child’s prolonged illness to be able to provide a dignified funeral for their lost child. Cobden Agricultural Society, as lead organization on this collaborative: $14,800 over six months to renovate the building space to allow the Cobden Farmers’ Market to extend its operating season to include winter and to increase the number of local vendors able to display and market local products in this rural community. Eastern Ontario Local Food Cooperative Inc.: $108,000 over two years to support the newly-developed food cooperative by hiring a coordinator, webmaster and programmer who will upgrade the website, promote the cooperative along with the benefits of eating seasonally and locally, strengthen relationships with local farmers and processors, schools and restaurants, promote agri-tourism, recruit volunteers and provide training opportunities for farmers and the general public.

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KidActive - Healthy Kids, Communities & Outdoors, as lead organization on this collaborative: $145,700 over two years to develop a strategic plan for the Physical Activity Network (PAN-RC), consolidate and expand the network’s partnerships and programs across Renfrew County. OTF funding is to hire a program coordinator for the PAN-RC program. Omamiwinini Pimadjwowin: $25,800 over one year to increase the capacity of the Algonquin Way Cultural Centre & Museum on Golden Lake Reserve. Funding will improve its cataloguing systems, enable computer and office equipment purchases that will improve administrative effectiveness in delivering a variety of cultural programs to the Algonquin community and to the centre’s visitors. Petawawa Heritage Society: $16,600 over one year to install solar lighting system and fixtures that will provide environmentally friendly electrical power to seven heritage buildings which will increase the site’s hours of operations and expand off-season programming. Renfrew County and District Aboriginal Friendship Centre: $13,100 over six months to make the facility wheelchair accessible, allowing all members of the Algonquin community living off-reserve to access services and programs offered by the centre located in Petawawa. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 353 - Eganville: $8,100 over one year to install automatic door openers at this well-used community facility to provide barrierfree access for individuals with limited mobility living in this rural area. Victoria’s Quilts Canada: $40,000 over two years to increase participation in the organization’s Youth Volunteer Initiative, which will grow the group’s capacity to respond to growing demand for handmade quilts for cancer patients in Ottawa and surrounding areas.

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Strong showing on the mat KARYN THOMSON

The Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club competed in the Renfrew Championships at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School last Saturday. The day started off well with 81 athletes competing in a variety of weight groups. Renfrew captured 11 medals and three team awards. The overall standings for cadet boys and cadet girls were a strong second finish and juvenile girls captured a solid third place. With strong performances from all Ren-

frew athletes, more than half the athletes went home with gold. Winning gold medals were Jake Cartman, James Foran, Ryan Phillips, Ida Yates-Lavery, Matt Serres, Angel Smith and Megan Rousselle. Silver medals went to Josie Diotte, Collin Atherton and Joey Hanniman. Craig Hedden won bronze at his very first wrestling tournament. With results like this, there is no question that Renfrew athletes have been working hard and will be back on the mats to prepare for their next tournament in Kingston Dec. 11.

Matt Serres and his opponent watch for the call from the referee during their Saturdaymorning match at the Renfrew Wrestling Championship held at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School. Serres went on to win gold in his weight class. Mercury photos by Lucy Hass

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The Renfrew Timberwolves offence failed to get on track, held to just a single goal in two Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League starts last weekend. The Wolves fell 5-1 to an opportunistic Arnprior Packers team at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre Friday night. The Packers converted a blue-line turnover and face-off win into goals 38 seconds apart for a 2-0 lead in the opening six minutes. Arnprior added a shorthanded tally in the middle stanza and a goal normally handled by netminder Mike Rosebrook midway through the third in what territorially, was a fairly evenly played game. Colin Bradbury led Arnprior with his team’s first and last goals. In-between, Matt Crozier, Casey Doner and Stephen Baylis found the mark. Arnprior captain Ryan Eady added three assists. Eady’s father, Walker, is a former Timberwolf. Tyler Charbonneau notched Renfrew’s lone marker when he beat Matt Gagne high over the left shoulder 13:06 into the game to make it 2-1. But that was the only shot of 35 to get by the Arnprior goaltender. Doner hit a goalpost but his shot some-

how found the back of the net for a crucial shorthanded tally at 7:17 of the middle session to make it 3-1. On Sunday, the Wolves ran into a buzz saw in the form of the Metcalfe Jets, and lost to the tune of 5-0. The Jets led 1-0 and 3-0 at the period intervals, and scored two powerplay goals in support of goalkeeper Ryan Mulder’s 29-save shutout performance. Richard Barr was tagged with the loss after facing 38 Metcalfe drives. Wolves manager Brent Sylvester swung a deal last week with the Pontiac Juniors. Renfrew has sent Mitch Parker, Dylan Zavitskie and Nik Van Esson to Shawville for defenceman Tyler Orr and a player to be named later. Both players received by Renfrew will revert back to Shawville on Sept. 1, 2011. The Wolves host the Stittsville Royals in what suddenly becomes a crucial battle this Friday at the MAC. The fourth-place Wolves are 9-13-and-3 in the Valley Division standings, and Stittsville lurks just four points behind. Game time is 8 p.m. Friday’s contest is also the Wolves’ annual Christmas turkey night with 10 birds being drawn for from the 50-50 tickets throughout the night. It’s the only game for the Renfrew club this weekend.

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RIHL memories rekindled We received a press release Monday morning from Tim Gordon. A committee which includes Norm Bujold, Tom Freemark, Gerry Bujold, Mike Etmanski, Pat St. Michael and others is working on a Renfrew Industrial Hockey League all-star reunion game for Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. It takes place at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre at 7:30 p.m. The game will be a part of Renfrew’s Winter Carnival, they note in the press release. Billed as The ‘70s RIHL Re-union AllStar Game, it will feature hockey great and not-so-great players from those golden days of the 1970s. Proceeds from the sale of tickets and team sweaters will go to the arena-pool fund. “The ‘70s RIHL Re-union All-Star Game promises an evening of not-so-fast hockey action,” they point out in the press release. A dance and party will follow at the site of the RIHL’s old glory days, the Old Barn, better known today as the AFAC Wing. The night will feature lots of prizes, a 50-50 draw and fun. It is sure to bring back a few memories.

PETER CLARK PETER’S PUTTERINGS Check your schedules: The RIHL encounter caps off a good hockey doubleheader on that Saturday. A Junior B Timberwolves game with the visiting Metcalfe Jets originally slated for Sunday night, Jan. 30 has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. also as a part of the town’s Winter Carnival festivities. * * * The Montreal Alouettes are the last team to lose three consecutive Grey Cup games, and all three to Edmonton. The Eskimos defeated the Alouettes in the 1954, ’55 and ’56 Grey Cups by scores of 26-25, 34-19 and 50-27. And for this week: The Ottawa Senators have just broken off a goalless string that lasted more than 200 minutes. What’s the most goals they’ve ever scored in a modern-day National Hockey League game?


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CAROLYN DOUCETTE The Upper Ottawa Valley Ringette novice rec team, under the lead of head coach A.J. White, had an exciting weekend in the Ottawa tournament. The team won all three games they played. Leading the way were Emma Kluke and Kailey MacLeod of Renfrew, McKenna Richardson of Shawville and

Jordan Benedict of Pembroke. The UOV tween B team played two games in Orleans on Saturday. They won the first game 4-3 and then took a 10 loss. Goal scorers were Emily Agnew of Eganville, Krysten Ingram of Renfrew, and Alli Cobb of Cobden. The petite C team hosted West Ottawa at Ma-Te-Way on Sunday and won both games.

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B.R. Fulton Construction claimed top honours at the Barry’s Bay peewee house hockey tournament Nov. 27. In front row from left are Braeden Mackin, Alex Markus, Chase Parkinson, Justin Virgin, goaltender Jordan Vandersleen, Nicholas Bovair, Connor Fulton, Garrett McDonald; second row assistant coach Jeff Barber, Brendan Barber, Breanna Kiss, Lindsay Fulton, trainer Casey Vandersleen, Spencer Brydges, manager Tracy Mackin, assistant coach Robert Fulton and manager Zabrina Fulton. Photo courtesy of Tracy Mackin

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Renfrew Minor Hockey Association teams made their presence felt at the Barry’s Bay peewee house hockey tournament Nov. 27. It came down to a local battle in the final with B.R. Fulton Construction pulling out a 6-4 cliffhanger over Scotiabank. Chase Parkinson had five goals throughout the day to lay the groundwork for Fulton Construction, who tied WestmeathBeachburg 2-2 and blanked Barry’s Bay 3-0 in earlier contests. Lindsay Fulton added two goals and two assists. Singles came from Alex Markus, Derek McDonald (1G, 2A), Brendan Barber and Nicholas Bovair (1G, 2A). Goaltender Jordan Vandersleen racked up the shutout in the win over Barry’s Bay. Scotiabank outscored Pembroke 8-4 and Barry’s Bay 6-4 to reach the final. Brad Shean pocketed six goals and Cole Turcotte five for Scotiabank. Also playing roles in the offence were John Agnew (3G, 4A), Darin Verch (2G, 3A), Ben Shields (1G, 3A). Dawson Campbell (1G) and Brandon Fortin (3A). Carter Atkins backstopped the Bank to the final. REGULAR SEASON ACTION Katie Brydges earned the goaltending win and Crawford Leavoy pulled the trigger three times to lead Renfrew Pizzeria to a 4-2 win over Pembroke in the novice house league. Leavoy also assisted on an Alex Vanderploeg marker while Owen Lefebvre added two helpers. Barker’s Collision Centre dropped a 3-0 decision to Bar-

ry’s Bay and lost 4-2 to Arnprior before rebounding to tie Petawawa 1-1. Cody Mackin had two goals and Brett Clouthier one for Barker’s. Devin Limlaw chipped in with two assists. Bryce Schaap was between the pipes in Barry’s Bay while McKale Van Genderen handled goaltending duties in the other two contests. Farrell’s Installation downed Pembroke 4-1. Tanton Landriault had two goals and Nicholas Wright (1G, 2A) and Darin Verch singles. Jacob Miller posted the goalkeeping win. Scotiabank scored a 7-1 win and 5-3 loss in peewee to Petawawa teams. Brad Shean notched two goals in each game. Daniel Hibbins (1G, 2A), Dawson Brown, Ryan Fortin, John Agnew, Cole Turcotte and Brandon Fortin added singles, and Ben Shields two assists. Carter Atkins was in goal. NAPA Auto Parts blanked Eganville 7-0 with Braedon Vincent garnering the shutout. Dawson Campbell had three goals, Evan Zohr, Charlie Strader, Alysa Essiambre and Brandon Hanniman (1G, 2A) singles. Fulton’s tied Eganville 2-2 and blanked Pembroke 3-0 behind Jordan Vandersleen’s fifth shutout of 2010-11. Chase Parkinson had three goals. Alex Markus and Lindsay Fulton added others. Westmeath counted six powerplay goals to clip Renfrew Esso in the midget loop 10-3. Ryan Moriarity, Brayden Wright and Blair Clouthier scored. USS Manufacturing lost 2-0 to Deep River and 5-2 to Petawawa. David Cooco and Greg Gavin were Renfrew goalgetters.

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BASKETBALL TRADITION Qasim Azam of the Renfrew Collegiate Senior Raiders, left, defends against John Buffam of the Arnprior Redmen during the annual Gord Eady Tradition boys basketball doubleheader Monday at the Grant Gymnasium. The teams split, with RCI claiming the senior contest 62-30. Jacob Crilly drained a threepoint shot to open the scoring and, buoyed by Josh Hudson’s 16-point effort, the Senior Raiders never looked back. Arnprior took the junior clash 57-27. However, RCI won the 2010-11 pre-season challenge on the basis of points differential. That came down to the wire with RCI outscoring their Redmen rivals by two points. Mercury photo by Peter Clark

Ready for nordic ski season Little snow has fallen, but the Madawaska Nordic Ski Trails are ready for the start of another season of cross-country skiing. “A number of volunteers have been working hard to get the trails ready for the 2010-2011 season,” says nordic ski vice-president Peter Westlund. BRING ON THE SNOW “All that is needed now is for nature to provide some snow. Last year was very successful despite the lack of snow at times. “The trails experienced best-ever attendance with skiers from all over the Ottawa Valley and the world enjoying a cross-country skiing system now totalling about 15 kilometres,” Westlund adds. Located just off Highway 508, across from Calabogie Peaks Ski Resort, the club’s trails are in the forest and thus

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Nicolas Ruszkowski VP, Communications Ottawa Hospital Ottawa, November 30, 2010 I spent much of my youth in rural France, surrounded by friends and neighbours whose parents were often obsessed with perpetuating traditional, often stereotypical, roles for men and women. It was not uncommon to hear “men have careers, and women have jobs, until they find a man who has a career.” That’s why I was inspired by women whose attitude said “to hell with tradition, I have a vocation, and I will turn it into a life-long career”. As it happens, I married one. My wife Amy is managing an impressive career in Canada’s public service. Through her, I’ve built family ties with two other women, my mother-in -law and my sister-inlaw, who have a different vocation. Linda and Sarah are nurses. They defy old stereotypes. In addition to caring for patients on their wards, facilitating the work of doctors and other health professionals, and enabling the

Linda moved from nursing, to educating nurses, to designing programs to educate nurses, to helping schools design programs to educate nurses. She did this while raising two daughters, making a home with her husband and anchoring the family life of her 5 siblings. As if that wasn’t enough, she’s spent her retirement sitting on boards, seeing to the quality of health services. This level of commitment – though exceptional – is not entirely unusual for nurses. Three weeks ago, led by Chief Nursing Executive, Dr. Ginette Rodger, close to 400 nurses from The Ottawa Hospital celebrated a major career milestone achieved in 2010. Some completed a Master’s Degree. Some moved from a Registered Practical Nurse to a Registered Nurse role (with the additional clinical responsibilities that this entails). Others presented research to healthcare conferences in Canada and abroad. Still more obtained recognition from peers and patients for their compassionate care. All have one thing in common. They make the hospital a better place. The next time a doctor cures you thanks to their skills, technique, or technology, take a look around. Chances are more than a few nurses made your experience possible along the way. 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 at nruszkowski@toh.on.ca

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Parents learn to run wrestling tournaments

Autumn Leaves ANDY SKLEPOWICZ Renfrew Curling Rink

This week featured the senior women as the Autumn Leaves was back in action. Two Renfrew teams travelled to Pembroke Dec. 1 to take on their Valley competition. The team of Yvonne Sklepowicz, Anne Windle, Jean Klages and Kathy Berry, with Vi Bujold playing third in the second game, defeated the strong host team but then fell to Killaloe in the afternoon. The Joan Hickey team of Sandra Fredette, Anne McNeil and Louise Jamieson dropped a game by one point to Killaloe and then lost to Marg Dawson’s Eganville squad after lunch. Things look bleak for a Renfrew repeat. Over the weekend of Nov. 26 the Renfrew club was the host site of the Senior Men’s Zones, the first step in the qualification for the Provincials. The team of Rob Warren, Don Rouble, Jim Berg and Andy Humphries had a good first game defeating the Kinahan rink from Ottawa’s Granite CC but then lost to the eventual winner Bruce Delaney playing out of Renfrew. He was then eliminated by the Miskew team from Ottawa’s City View CC. Dwayne Lowe, playing out of Huntley, won the B side to be the second team to qualify for the Regionals. GOOD CURLING THIS WEEKEND Be sure to come out to the club this weekend as Renfrew plays host to the Tankard Zones, the first step to the men’s provincials. Four teams are playing under the home banner and features the Damian Villard rink with Matt St. Louis and our own Derek Visutski. Bruce Delaney is back, as is Rick and Steve Allen, our ice tech’s boys, and their team. All of these teams have had provincial experience and the curling should be excellent.

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Knowing who competes against whom when you are scheduling 100 wrestlers to compete in over 300 matches in one day can be a daunting task to say the least, but a group of Renfrew Wrestling Club members took on the task of learning how to do exactly that this past Friday and Saturday. Thanks to long-time Renfrew Wrestling Club friend and provincial pairing master trainer Diane DesChatelets from Sturgeon Falls, who put these adults through a weekend training program, we now have more local talent who can run our own tournaments and cut costs as most clubs still need to bring in pairing masters and pay them official fees. This is one of the most important jobs in a tournament. You would hate to make a mistake and have one wrestler wrestle the wrong person.

year held in Renfrew the first full weekend in May. We are preparing for our grand finale at the Eastern Canadians when it will be held at the Ma-TeWay Activity Centre May 7 and 8. Teams from Newfoundland to Thunder Bay will be invited to compete in the novice (age 9-10), kids (age 11-12) and bantam (age 13-14) age and gender groups to win team titles and individual weight class championships.

ficient manner. The pairing masters rarely get a break or rest during the day. This clinic will help in our organizing our normal three tournaments, high school tournament each fall, younger age group tournament in February and our Grant Lavallee Qualifier from which we select the team to represent Renfrew at the provincials in London, Ont. and the Eastern Canadians, this

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It only takes one mistake which could cost an athlete a medal. In an individual sport it can be a very complex task of organizing and keeping the tournament going smoothly. Time is always an issue at tournaments where the pairing master must ensure that athletes get sufficient rest between matches, that there are no delays or lulls in the tournament and that we end the day on time and in the most ef-

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Lighting the tree for RVH Christmas carols and hot chocolate in Low Square PETER CLARK peter.clark@metroland.com

The Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation’s lighting of the tree campaign was held Friday evening at Low Square. The scene on this year’s RVH Season’s Greetings Christmas card is the tree at Low Square done by Burnstown clay relief sculptor Richard Gill. “He calls it The Tree of Health,” RVH director of development and community relations Barb Desilets said, “because that’s what the tree itself represents to

our community.” “This has raised well over a million dollars,” RVH Foundation chair Jim Lemenchick added of the annual event. “A lot of work has gone into this.” Miss Teen Ontario East 2010 Caroline Holley, who’ll be running in the Miss Canada Galaxy pageant in the summer of 2011, and her sister Delaney, Miss Teen Ottawa 2009, 1st Runner up to Miss Teen Canada International 2009, led the goodsized gathering in the singing of Christmas carols. They also enjoyed hot chocolate and beavertails.

Miss Teen Ontario East 2010 Caroline Holley, sporting the crown, her sister Delaney, and RVH director of development and community relations Barb Desilets stand with a group of kids in front of the freshly-lit Christmas tree at Low Square. Below, a scene from the ceremony. Mercury photo by Peter Clark

Please find me a home Each week we feature animals from the Arnprior and District Humane Society that are up for adoption.

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Phoebe was left in a box at the shelter door one morning in September. This best friend of Tia is an affectionate little girl who loves attention and is very outgoing. She is a quiet kitten who likes to play. Phoebe is gentle and she gets along well with other cats. Please consider giving this sweet kitten a home for Christmas.

Supplies the shelter needs are: non-clumping cat litter, liquid laundry soap, paper towels and bleach.

Pet Pics with Santa is Dec. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arnprior Mall. The shelter is collecting UPC codes from all bags of Whiskas dry cat food until the end of December 2010. You can call the Arnprior and District Humane Society at 613-623-0916 between noon and 5 p.m Monday to Saturday or visit www.arnpriorhumanesociety.ca


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When the community decided to respond generously to two pre-teens dealing with cancer, they in turn reached out by giving to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Jill Barr and Nathan Vandekemp were the recipients of proceeds raised through the Haunted Walk in Cobden. Proceeds from this fundraiser, run by the Cobden Activities Association, go to a family or families in need. The children, along with their families, decided to donate the $400 to the RVH Oncology Unit. “I have my blood work taken there and we wanted to help with whatever they need,” said Jill. “This can help everybody,” said Nathan. “This can help other people.” In many ways, these two are typical Valley kids. Both 12, they are students at Cobden District Public School and

both enjoy playing hockey. They also have to deal with their ongoing treatment for cancer. Nathan was diagnosed in June with low-grade brain tumours. Although doctors had been monitoring his condition for two years, his diagnosis just came this year. Now he has chemo once a week for 70 weeks in Ottawa. Jill was diagnosed with ovarian cancer a year ago. She is almost finished with her treatment, but must go for radiation every day for the next month. Athough Jill and Nathan have most of their treatments done in Ottawa, they also are glad to have whatever procedures can be done at their local hospital. Recently Jill had to have some help with her PICC line and this was done at RVH saving the family another drive to Ottawa.

“This gift is to help more people be able to have treatment closer to home,” Jill’s mom Donna Barr said. “It does not matter what age you are, when you can have treatment closer to home it helps.” For the RVH Director of Development and Community Relations, Barb Desilets, this kind of donation is very exciting because it shows the commitment people of all ages have to the hospital. Jill Barr and Nathan Vandekemp present their cheque “From a hospital perspective it’s to RVH Director of Development and Community Renice to see a donation like this, and we lations Barb Desilets. are very grateful Jill and Nathan decided to share their gift with us,” she said. The Oncology Unit is a very important aspect of the hospital and this year the Tree of Lights proceeds are also being directed to the Oncology Trinity-St. Andrew’s The Renfrew Unit, she added. Presbyterian Church United Church

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THEATRE STEPPING INTO THE SPOTLIGHT For the 10th year, Lawrence Mahusky has coordinated a 10week youth drama program in Renfrew. This year’s program wrapped up with the presentation of its show, Stepping into the Spotlight, Nov. 27. The show’s one-act plays were Halloween It’s A Scream, Ladies First, The Bear Dance and Talent for Friendship at the Renfrew Recreation Centre. The youth group appears, at left, in its Halloween It’s A Scream outfits. From left, in the front row, are Makenna Moran and Thomas McNulty; middle, Alex Hagen, Aurilia Rochon, Austin Gougeon, Mercedes Malone, Carson Moran, Noah Cunningham and Dylan Dedo; back, Mattea Schaap, Lawrence Mahusky, Lola Sine, Alexis Iob, Grace Warren, Paige McGuire, Emily Saumure and Alex Eady. In photo at right, Noah Cunningham is among those creating tombstone antics at the grave yard in the opening act, Halloween It’s a Scream. Mercury photos by Steve Newman

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Brown thrasher undecided about migrating Tom and Mary Dodge on 7th Avenue have had a brown thrasher at their feeder since the first of November. It is very late for this species to be still this far north. Brown thrashers have remained all winter with us on two other occasions in 1983 and 2008 but by spring they were very bedraggled looking birds. Mary says that the bird is easily spooked by the blue jays and is very cautious about coming to the feeder to get some seed. Thrashers normally feed on the ground taking worms, grubs, berries and seeds. They will however, come to feeders for seeds and suet. The Dodges were able to identify the species by its most noticeable field marks. It is about the size of a robin with a long, slim tail, bright rufous upperparts and heavily streaked, dark brown underparts. If you live in the area of 7th Avenue watch for this unusual bird. IMMATURE BALD EAGLES We received a phone call from Barbara and Bill Linttell at Otter Lake to say that they saw a

upwind to maintain their position above their prey. A northern harrier has been seen in the same hunting area. This species has a white rump patch that is very visible in flight but flies low to the ground and does not hover while hunting. It remains to be seen if the rough-legged will allow the harrier to hunt in the same area.

JIM FERGUSON SCENE FROM THE HAWKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EYE mature bald eagle with two juveniles in tow. The birds were searching for food along the edge of the lake ice. At this time of year some food items, animals or fish killed in the water will surface near the edge of the ice. The eagles have exceptional eyesight and from their vantage point high above the water they can see any possible food items and drop down to investigate. Juvenile bald eagles are dark overall with some blotchy white feathering on the underside of the wings and tail. Second and third year birds have variable amounts of white feathering on the head, body and tail. It is not until their fourth or fifth year that they get the pure white head and tail. ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS Joanne McLaren saw two rough-legged hawks hunting from the hydro poles along Stevenson Drive in the Township of Braeside/McNab. She says

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that the birds return to the same area each fall to hunt. The hawks remain until there is too much snow cover for them to find mice and voles, their main food items. Juvenile birds have a single broad, dark tail band (adults have two) and the legs are heavily feathered to the toes in all plumages. Like the adults the immature birds hover in flight by flapping

Long Point Observatory on Lake Erie closed its nets on Nov. 15, completing the 51st year of migration monitoring at North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest bird observatory and most productive banding station. More than 70 dedicated volunteers helped deliver an aboveaverage spring and record fall, with more than 30,000 birds of about 150 species (many nest in our area) banded (12,408 in the spring and more than 17,500 in the fall) during the standard periods. Banding birds at this station is an extraordinary up close experience. A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

TIME FOR SUET It is cold enough now to provide suet for the birds. In warm weather the suet melts and the birds get it in their feathers, not good for health reasons. In cold weather suet gives the birds the necessary heat energy to survive the cold nights. There are several commercial suet mixtures available which are easy to feed but they are expensive. The wire cages hold the suet rather well and allow the birds easy access to the food. Try to buy cages that have the wire covered in plastic. It prevents the birds from getting their eyes frozen to the wire. Next week some homemade recipes. Please send us your recipe. CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT Our Christmas bird count this year will be held on Saturday December 18th. If you wish to participate please give us a call. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, RR 5 Renfrew, Ont., K7V 3Z8. Phone 613-432-2738 or email jamesh@ nrtco.net.

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County councillor remuneration The treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statement shows the County of Renfrew spent $142,238.64 on county councillor remuneration and expenses up to Oct. 31, 2010. The least remunerated of the 17 county councillors, by that date, was Vance Gutzman of Laurentian Hills who sits on no committees. He received $1,529. Next lowest was Jack Wilson of Laurentian Valley at $4,386. Warden Don Rathwell received total expenses and per diems amounting to $35,300, of which nearly $31,000 was payment for per diems. The highest paid councillor, as of Oct. 31, was social services committee chair and Deep River Mayor Ann Aikens. She received $8,686. Aikens was followed closely by health committee chair and Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards Mayor Janice Visneskie at $8,652. Eight county councillors received more than $7,000, led by Bob Sweet, the Petawawa mayor, property and development committee chair, and Expo 150 chair. He received $7,924. Remuneration for Renfew-area county councillors were $5,618 for Audrey Green of Renfrew, $5,784 for Bob Johnston of Horton, $6,675 for Raye-Anne Briscoe of Admaston-Bromley, $7,043 for Mary Campbell of McNab-Braeside, $7,247 for Zig Mintha of Bonnechere Valley, $7,327 for Peter Emon of Greater Madawaska, and $7,541 for Walter Stack of Arnprior.

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The future of AECL will be the subject of Senator David Smith’s address at a Liberal fundraising reception Dec. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Calabogie Public School has officially changed hands. The deal that sees the Township of Greater Madawaska buy the now-closed school from the Renfrew County District School Board for $40,000 has been approved by both sides. The township anticipates taking possession of the building within the next month. The future of the school now lies in the hands of the new council. The outgoing council agreed in April by a 3-2 vote to make an offer to buy the property with an eye to moving the municipal office there. A recent space needs assessment indicated the municipal operation requires more than double the space it has in its existing quarters. But council must determine if renovations costs to the school are affordable before it approves any move. Reeve Peter Emon has suggested the relocation would give township staff more room to operate efficiently and leave more space at the current location for the medical centre and library.

The municipality needs at least 5,000 sq. ft. of space, he said. He said the school building is sound and can probably be renovated into municipal space for less than $200,000. That will be discussed by the new council during budget deliberations, he said. He said the changes don’t need to be overly complex. It’s a matter of putting up walls, improving the flooring, updating heating and electrical systems, and installing computer hookups, he explained.

setback, minimum lot frontage and parking requirements, but enforce a buffer for an ancient white pine and fragrant sumac thicket on the property. She also suggested the property’s old white pine trees should be preserved. The development was subject of a public hearing Nov. 18, but council’s planning and economic development committee has yet to discuss it, so it won’t be coming back to council until the new year. EXTEND HWY. 417

CONDO PROPOSAL Greater Madawaska council is being asked to approve a 14-unit multi-residential waterfront development next to Calabogie Lodge. The first phase of the development on Squaw Point Road would include the renovation of and addition to an existing house to make up five units. In subsequent phases, three, two and four more condominium units would be added, along with 16 parking spaces Township planner Julie McAdoo explained the proposed exception zoning for the 1.47-acre property would reduce water

Greater Madawaska council has joined Renfrew, McNabBraeside and other councils in supporting a Renfrew County motion urging the province to make the Arnprior-to-Renfrew four-laning of Highway 17 a priority project. Reeve Peter Emon said that in meetings with the provincial Minister of Transportation in February and August, local politicians were told they needed to speak up if they wanted the project added to the ministry’s fiveyear capital plan for the area, as the motion asks. See FINAL, Page 39

We are looking for members of our community to serve on municipal advisory committees during the period of 2011 - 2014. Environment Committee 2 members of the community

Recreation Ward 3 4 members of the community

Public Works committee 2 members of the community

Minor Variance Committee 4 members of the community

Parks and Property Committee 2 members of the community

Barnet Park Committee 7 members of the community

Public Services Committee 2 members of the community

Library Board 6 members of the community

Planning and Economic Development Committee 2 members of the community

Emergency Management Committee 7 members of the community

Finance and Administration Committee 2 members of the community Strategic Plan Committee 2 members of the community Noise Advisory Committee 2 members of the community, 1 member of the business community, 1 member of CMP Helicopter Landing Area Committee 3 members of the community Expo 150 Committee 6 members of the community Private Roads Committee 2 members of the community Economic Development Committee 7 members of the community Recreation Ward 1 4 members of the community Recreation Ward 2 4 members of the community

Canada Day Committee 5 members of the community Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority 1 member of the community Madawaska Highlands Advisory Committee 1 member of the community Livestock Valuators 3 members of the community Line Fences Act Inspectors 2 members of the community Trails Committee 6 members of the community Parks and Beautification Committee 4 members of the community Ward 1 Outdoor Rink Committee 5 members of the community Ward 3 Outdoor Rink Committee 5 members of the community Medical Services Committee 6 members of the community

Please submit your name and committee you are interested in by Monday Dec 13, 2010 at 4 pm. Community members are eligible to serve on more than one committee. For more information please contact office at 613-752-2222 or 1-800-347-7224 or at greatermadawaska@on.aibn.com

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Continued from Page 38 Area councils are getting mixed messages from the provincial and federal governments when inquiring whether joint infrastructure funding would be available for the four-laning, he said. “That needs to be sorted out.”

Council approved $300 startup funding for the initiative. INFORMATION REQUEST Providing ratepayers with information isn’t always as simple as it might seem. Greater Madawaska CAO Angela Yolkowskie told council Nov. 18 that while it is the responsibility of municipal staff to provide information

to the public, it also must uphold certain privacy provisions. Yolkowskie was responding to a request by outgoing councillor John Pratt for an update on an application for a large number of documents regarding the township’s dealings with Calabogie MotorSports Park (CMP) and a related inquiry to the Ontario Privacy Commissioner. “I have received a request. All

I can say, it’s being processed,” she said. People get concerned when the access rules change, said Pratt, adding “I thought a file like that would be open.” Reeve Peter Emon, who confirmed the privacy subject was the municipality’s interaction with CMP, stressed that when the township gives out information, it must ensure it is accurate. Sometimes it receives com-

plaints that prove to be inaccurate, he said, adding in that case the township has responsibility in protecting both sides from the ramifications of circulating false information. He said in the CMP documents case the Privacy Commissioner will be giving instructions to both parties. “Obviously, it’s being handled then,” said Pratt.

TOO MUCH POISON IVY Outgoing councillor John Pratt had several requests of staff and the incoming council in his last council meeting Nov. 18. Pratt urged a three-year plan be undertaken to eradicate poison ivy from Barnet Park. The noxious plant “can be very dangerous to little children,” he said. He also suggested council strongly consider funding for a new floor for Barnet Cottage and grants be sought to fund a heritage centre building to store historical documents, artifacts and a pointer boat. “I think the history of the township is slipping away ... we need to go forward with a plan,” he said. Pratt also asked that the bumps on Pheasant Run Road be addressed, noting he has received many complaints about its condition. He also requested the County be urged to pick up the garbage along the hydro line on County Junior firefighters Kirk Inwood and Ebonie Kauffeldt Road 511 and that a “half a load are on the Greater Madawaska Fire Department’s of junk” lying along Barryvale Griffith Station float for the Calabogie Santa Claus Road should be picked up. Parade. There were nearly 20 floats in the village parade, plus clowns, animals, hot cars and snowmoRECYCLING STRATEGY biles, pirates, hockey players and more. For more Greater Madawaska will have photos of the Dec. 6 event, see next week’s Mercury. Greenview Environmental Man- Mercury photo by Steve Newman agement develop a township waste recycling strategy over the next couple of months. The mandatory plan laying out ways to continuously improve recycling rates has to be in place by & Donna Defalco February. “If we reach our goals, COLDWELL BANKER MikeSales Rep/Broker we’ll receive more money from VALLEY WIDE REAL ESTATE 613-623-2602 the province,” noted Reeve Peter BROKERAGE 1-800-897-1841 Emon. Coun. Don Mercer suggested the new transfer stations are already boosting recycling rates. “With our new system, I think After a day of skiing at Calabogie Peaks, you’ll be pleasantly surprised come home to relax by the fireplace, in (at the amount of recycling),” he this Walkout Bungalow built in 2003. said. “Maybe we’re already meetMLS# 772963 Offered at $489,900 Call Donna or Mike Defalco 613-623-2602 ing our targets.” 613-884-7303 “No way ... not in my area,” said Coun. Karin Lehnhardt. The plan is expected to cost about $20,000.

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Greater Madawaska council has supported a Lanark County initiative to promote, maintain and manage the K&P route as a multi-use trail. However, council stressed the traditional uses on the stretch of the trail owned by the township need to be protected. Those uses include access to property and recreation, as well as logging and other economic activities. Councillors have made it clear they don’t want gates on the Greater Madawaska end of the trail.

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COMMUNITY HELPING KIDSPORT

DAY PROGRAM SUPPORT The Bonnechere Manor Day Program and its clients were given a boost Nov. 25 as, through the RBC Volunteer Grant Program, retired Royal Bank employee Janet Brush made a $500 donation to the Manor. Brush put in the required 40 hours of volunteer service. The funds will go toward a day program trip to the Museum of Nature in Ottawa. From left are Janet Brush, Gertie Hanniman of the day program, Bonnechere Manor Day Program recreation programmer Stella Forrest and supervisor of outreach programs Russell Borden. Mercury photo

Brian Yolkowskie of Yolkowskie Construction, right, presents a cheque for $600 to Renfrew Junior B Timberwolves treasurer Gary Sylvester. The money will go to support Kidsport. Mercury photo by Peter Clark

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COMMUNITY WARMTH AT CHRISTMAS Christmas Mitten Trees sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi are located in Renfrew’s financial institutions for the yuletide season. People are asked to drop off mittens, socks and toques at the trees by Dec. 15 for distribution by the Salvation Army. From left at the Bank of Montreal are Wayne Haramis of Beta Sigma Phi, BMO Financial Group commercial account managers Laura Cox and Mary Harris, and BMO mutual funds representative Nicole Popkie. Mercury photo by

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The performance of Handel’s Messiah in Arnprior Sunday was both an artistic and financial success, to the delight of organizers and the more than 700 people who attended. “It raised more than we expected … and was musically fantastic,” said John Tammadge, chairman of the St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church’s Raise the Roof Committee. “The cho-

ralists did a super job, as did the orchestra.” The concert raised close to $4,000 for the Raise the Roof fund that will provide a muchneeded new roof at St. John’s, he reported. Louise Mulvihill, who played a major role in organizing the concert, said the collaboration between the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra and the Ottawa Valley Music Festival Chorus, buoyed by several guest singers, proved to be a big hit.

The Messiah concert drew a sold-out crowd from all over the Valley (720 tickets were sold), she said. With the church packed with concert-goers, about 80 singers in the chorus and 23 orchestra musicians, the atmosphere was marvellous, said Tammadge. The chorus has performed the Messiah before in Renfrew and Almonte, but not for at least six years. And the Arnprior concert was a first for the town and for the collaboration between the

two groups. Tammadge said Mulvihill was instrumental in arranging for the Ottawa Valley Music Festival Chorus to be involved in the concert. Having an Arnprior contact, Nancy Ilman, in the chamber orchestra brought the other major participant into play, he added. Conductor Mervin Fick was “passionate and enthusiastic” about the project and did a “super job both in the rehearsals and the performance itself,” Tammadge said.

The chorus numbers were almost doubled for the concert after a large number of guest singers were invited to join in at a workshop several months ago. “It turned out to be a great mix,” said Tammadge. He said the Raise the Roof campaign, halfway through its four-year plan, has raised nearly $300,000 of the $400,000 needed for the new roof. The next major fundraiser will be the annual spring fashion show at the church.

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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. Asking $69,900. Call Ross 433-1133

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AGRICULTURE

California-grown strawberry taste test If you are like me, you probably find California-grown strawberries terribly woody and sour. You can have comfort in the fact that California consumers are getting the same sour- tasting berries in their stores, and priced the same as the ones here. I bought and sampled many containers of strawberries as we traveled through Washington State, Oregon and California this past October. We shopped for fresh fruit (and snacks) in large supermarkets, small stores and shops along the Pacific coast, in the big cities and throughout the interior of the states. The U.S. strawberries you see in the stores come from Watsonville, California. Watsonville is a small farming community in Santa Cruz County – a little off the central coast of California. It’s 28 miles from Monterey Bay and 90 miles south of San Francisco. The central coast boasts as the best place in the world to grow strawberries. There are miles of strawberries. Strawberries we bought were identical to the ones here. I thought they would be better as we went farther south. They were not. A 16-ounce container in a San Francisco store was $3.99. We ate some of the berries and put the remainder in the refrigerator of our hotel room. The next morning I was surprised to see three rotten berries. In Santa Barbara, we shopped in a supermarket and in a small Mexican grocery store, buying berries at each store. They were also hard and sour tasting. Santa Barbara is a little south of Watsonville.

MAYNARD VAN DER GALIEN RURAL ROUTES Strawberries are picked when they’re not quite ripe, packaged and off they go by transport to distribution centres. So, did I get to taste and enjoy any juicy berries? You bet I did. But only at road stands or farmer markets in the Watsonville – Salinas area. The best tasting berries we had was on our return trip on a strip of desert-like land near Lodi in the North San Joaquin Valley. The berries were grown in a small field directly behind a small fruit stand. A Hispanic woman, who only knew a few English words, was selling perfect tasting berries – ripe, red and juicy. You could buy small or large containers of berries. The pound size sold for $2. Those were the last berries we bought. I was getting tired of eating strawberries, and my fact-finding mission was completed. Fruit stands were sometimes a big disappointment. We visited numerous fruit stands and saw produce that would be rejected in our stores. Apples were priced at $1.50 each, crappy-looking grapefruit and oranges for a dollar each and a dozen dry cobs of corn for $5. An orange I bought for a dollar at one stand looked the rejected type but was juicy and very sweet.

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1910: CPR passenger train to run Smiths Falls to North Bay DECEMBER 9, 1910 A RAILWAY RUMOUR: It is rumoured that the CPR will put on a passenger train after Jan. 1 between Smiths Falls and North Bay to take the place of the Imperial Limited Nos 1 and 2, which are to be withdrawn after that date. The new train would connect with trains to and from Ottawa at Carleton Place, and with trains to and from Montreal and Toronto at Smiths Falls, thus giving a good passenger and mail service to the Ottawa Valley towns, which would otherwise suffer by the withdrawal of the Imperial Limited. LOCALS: Veteran Oddfellows soon to receive jewels to signalize a quarter of a century of continuous membership in Marion Lodge, Renfrew, are Messrs. Robert Carruth, Orange Wright and B. Lester. Mr. A. Anderson was incorrectly mentioned last week as being one of the number, whereas he does not qualify for a few years yet. – License Inspector Connolly of Renfrew was in Arnprior on Saturday. In conversation he said that business was never better in that town than it has been during this past summer. – Mr. W.A. Mackay has built a new chimney

OLGA LEWIS FROM THE OLD FILES in connection with his residence and placed it on the outside of his house entirely. Mr. Mackay should publicly announce the meaning of this, to the end that curiosity may be satisfied and questioning come to an end. DECEMBER 12, 1935 MORE HYDRO LINES FOR RENFREW COUNTY: The building of the Hydro line to Beachburg and Westmeath is now nearing completion and it is expected that the lights will be turned on in those villages about Dec. 20. Power has been off in Cobden during the past few days, as workmen are running another line on the poles from Renfrew there. Electricians are very busy wiring the houses in Beachburg, and it is doubtful if all the places will be ready in time. There is a great deal of interest being taken over probable extensions of the Hydro lines next year, and with farming conditions considerably better this year, a number of farmers are in a position to

take the service. RENFREW SKI CLUB PREPARING FOR SEASON: On Friday evening members of the Renfrew ski club opened the season with a hike and supper at the hut. At this meeting election of the officers took place, the following; honorary president Mr. Rod Fraser, president Mr. Norman Stevenson, vice president Mr. Paul Loken, secretary/treasurer Miss Syde Warke. The executive committee to be composed of Miss Kay Gannon, Messrs. Jack Rennison, Jack Jennings, Glen Ireton, Stewart Duff and John Ferguson. Much credit is due to the retiring president Mr. Glen Ireton and his colleagues for the untiring efforts and the wonderful success they have attained during the past season. Suppers had been served with much enjoyment and success. This fall an addition was built to the club hut to accommodate the increasing membership.

Magnesium plant at Haley. The layoff is a result of slow sales, and it is hoped only a temporary measure. It was also learned this week that some 58 employees of RCA will be given notice this Friday, reducing the number of employed there to just less than 300. Again the move is expected only to be a temporary measure. Other plants in Renfrew and area appear to be fairly steady. WINNERS OF DRAW SPONSORED BY RENFREW RETAIL

MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION: Winners in the draw sponsored by the Renfrew Retail Merchants Association last week during their Open House Nite, were Hilda Wilson, 97 Hall St., 1st prize of $75; Allan Symington of 412 Dominion St., 2nd prize $50; and Carol-Anne Popplewell of 29 Queen St., third prize $25. For help with research at Heritage Renfrew call Olga Lewis 613-432-6958.

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GRATTAN RD. DOUGLAS 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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BRAND NEW HOME

FEATURE PROPERTY 19 HAROLD AVENUE • 3 bedroom bungalow with large bright kitchen with island • Lower level family room with wood stove perfect for games & noise • Detached single garage + attached double carport • Great family home situated on extra large lot with plenty of room to play! • $189,900 MLS#768400

63 ALVA DRIVE

19 HAROLD AVENUE • Private brick & stone bungalow on the outskirts of Cobden •• 3Bright bedroom bungalow with large kitchen with island & spacious home with 2+2bright bedrooms, 2 baths & 2 propane fire• Lower placeslevel family room with wood stove perfect for games & noise •• Detached singlekitchen/dining garage + attached carport Open concept roomdouble with patio doors to back veranda •• Great family homeheated situated on extra large lot with plenty of room to Attached double garage • play! A great view of Muskrat Lake! •• $189,900 $314,900 MLS#768400 MLS#755689

1048 MADAWASKA STREET 99 STEVENSON CRESCENT • • • •

Unique home in prime residential area 2+ acres in town with plenty of trees 3 bedroom bungalow with many upgrades Open concept living & dining with cozy 3 sided fireplace • $349,900 MLS#746206

Well built and beautifully maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow Large family room with gas fireplace in lower level Large fully insulated garage with a wood stove $209,900 MLS#775840

• Great family home situated on extra large lot with lots of play area for the kids • Maintenance free, 3 bedroom, brick bungalow • Lower level family room with wood stove + playroom area • Double carport + detached single garage • $197,000 MLS#752968

170 QUEEN STREET 16 ROBERT COLIN DRIVE • Large, well maintained mobile home • Living room & kitchen areas have been recently insulated, dry-walled & new flooring installed. • New rear deck + front deck • 2 storage sheds + carport • $109,900 MLS#768246

• A lot for a little for this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1.5 storey home • Trendy interior with spacious family room • Centrally located, within walking distance to downtown • Forget renting and check this home out! • $129,900 MLS#757792

SPACE FOR LEASE

• 4 season cottage/ chalet that sleeps 10 • Neat and tidy with open concept design • Water access to Virgin Lake just a hop, skip & jump away with sand beach & play area • Close to Calabogie activities • Sauna Room • $159,900 MLS#765911

48 HALL AVENUE • Affordable 4 bedroom, 2 storey, brick home with spacious interior • Approx. 2500 sq. ft. of living space • Beautiful hardwood floors & original trim • 2 side balconies • Garage with loft for extra storage • $172,500 MLS#771752

1452 KOHLSMITH ROAD

97 AIRTH BLVD. • • • • •

New Home Currently Under Construction in Cotieville 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow Open concept kitchen, dining room & living room plus large foyer Ceramic & hardwood flooring throughout Attached single garage Fully warranted under TARION $269,000 *May not be exactly as shown MLS#776565

52A VIRGIN LAKE LANE

• This 3 bedroom Calabogie Lake Waterfront Home has an amazing view of the lake • Many updates have already been done for you including new main floor bathroom, new kitchen cabinets. • Beautiful stone fireplace in living room • $279,900 MLS#775433

708 FOURTH AVENUE

87 MCBRIDE ROAD • • • • • • •

• Private country location with easy access to Hwy #17 for commuters • Wood stove & propane furnace • Large kitchen with island • Finished lower level with walkout • Detached double garage • $189,000 MLS#767611

98 & 100 RAGLAN STREET SOUTH • • • •

Ready for immediate occupancy Recently renovated Upstairs has 2 – 1 bedroom apartments Main level could be used for retail, restaurant, offices • Excellent location with plenty of parking • $289,000 MLS#775296

24 VIMY BLVD. • Affordable Living! • 3 bedroom, 1.5 storey home • Large eat-in kitchen with patio doors leading to back deck with gazebo • Gas fired stove in rec. room • $159,900 MLS#771645

131 PATRICK AVENUE

5961 MATAWATCHAN ROAD

• This centrally located, 2 bedroom home offers affordable living for the first time home buyer • Fenced rear yard • Updated electrical & new shingles in 2008 • Main floor mudroom/ laundry room • $117,500 MLS#773363

• Neat as a pin in Griffith • 2 bedroom home nestled away from the hustle and bustle • Large out building + sheds, all with tin roofs • Wood stove in dining room • Cheaper than paying rent @ $79,500 MLS#759114

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME TODAY 161 BANK STREET SOUTH Excellent in-town building lot. MLS#770784

McBRIDE ROAD 1.48 acres just minutes from Renfrew MLS#744079

72 PRINCE STREET • Great spot for a professional office or your own business • Heat & hydro included • Central to downtown • Rental unit is in lower level • 4 separate rooms + waiting & reception area

NEW PRICE

627 FORTINGTON STREET • Put your business where it can be seen! • Close to HWY#17 & box stores • Bright and spacious with 2 front door access • Private office in back & plenty of parking • Two handicap accessible washrooms MLS# 770869

668 HYDRO BAY ROAD 660 HYDRO BAY ROAD 19 acres great for hunting/ fishing and recreation. Very private with 725 ft on the Muskrat Lake. 4 wheeler trails throughout, mixed bush. Great place to build your home away from the busy city! MLS#755153

Private 443 ft on Muskrat Lake with spot cleared to build your dream home. Bunk house, septic installed, hydro, uv filtre system. Fully surveyed 17.37 acres, trails at back of property. Ideal for hunting & fishing. A great getaway! MLS#758808

46 HARAMIS DRIVE Prime location for this in-town building lot MLS#769906

LACROIX BAY ROAD Waterfront building lot with 225’ frontage MLS#751284

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EADY REALTY, INC. Brokerage

29 Raglan St. S., Renfrew, ON K7V 1P8 613-432-2100 • www.century21.ca/eadyrealty

Dennis Yakaback

Morris Eady

Real Estate Broker

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

Cell

Sales Rep.

Cell

Sales Rep.

401-0197

Cell

Triplex consisting of 3 1 bedrm apartments. Several updated windows and new exterior doors. Interior is in a good state of repair. 3 fridges, 3 stoves. Live in 1 unit while renting the others. Priced to sell at $139,900 Call Dennis 432-0041

OPEN HOUSE

Fine family home. 4 bedrms , 2 baths. Open concept living areas. Family room on lower level. Maintenace free exterior. Close to Mate-way Activity Centre and Millenium Trail. Gas heat C/A. Paved drive. call Dennis 4320041

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Sales Rep.

433-2254

6647 HIGHWAY 132

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. 33 MA-TE-WAY DRIVE

485 COUMBES LANE

Vincent Johnston Res. 432-7870 Cell

433-4082

OPEN HOUSE

27 QUEEN STREET

81 STEVENSON CRES.

432-0041

Charlene Riopelle Badour

Patti Reid

177 ARTHUR

RELISTED & REDUCED

$139,900

300 AIRMILES

• Detached 4 bay garage • Attached shop • Good living quarters • Over 0000 acres • $139,900 MLS #751068 • Call Dennis 613-432-0041

315 JENNET ST.

NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE 658 AIRMILES

500 AIRMILES

379 AIRMILES

Fine family home! A rear yard you must see. Over 1 acre. Spacious rooms throughout. Bright cheery kitchen with formal dining room. New gas boiler. Lots of storage. Immediate occupancy. $329,900. Call Dennis at 613-432-0041 MLS# 770476

36 WENTLAND RD., EGANVILLE 3 bedroom high ranch, many new updates, 1.64 acres landscaped in a park like setting with 2 ponds, finished rec room. $189,900. Call Vince 613-433-2254 MLS #770730

Unique family home. 5 bedrooms + nursery. Spacious family style kitchen with inviting dining area. 3/4 acre lot bordering the Millenioum Trail $249,900. Call Dennis at 613-432-0041 MLS #775814

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. $239,900. MLS #772017

Beautifully presented, shows like a dream! 3 bedrooms. Large bright kitchen. Freshly finished pine floors. Large main bath + 2 pc bath. Double lot, hedged and fenced. $183,900. Call Dennis at 613-4320041 MLS#772085

227 MCLEAN ST.

1668 BURNSTOWN RD.

873 RAGLAN ST. S

24007 HIGHWAY 41

48 BLAIR LANE

IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY

D L O S

VERY PRIVATE

360 AIRMILES

NEW PRICE

D L O S

245 AIRMILES

277 AIRMILES

590 AIRMILES

Great value! Generous sized kitchen. Living rm with hardwood floors. Full basement. Gas heat. Immediate occupancy. $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

Ready to move in to. Fresh paint and flooring. Large 100x100 ft. lot. Gas heat, central air. Family room with gas fireplace. $138,500. Call Dennis at 613-4320041 MLS #771934

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. $285,000. 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

736 ABERDEEN ST.

768 RAGLAN ST.

256 SCHIMMENS RD.

533 GILLAN RD.

104 PRINCE AVE.

310 AIRMILES

D L SO

500 AIRMILES

520 AIRMILES

510 AIRMILES

330 AIRMILES

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. century21.ca/ eadyrealty ID 100642913. $249,900. Call Morris Eady 432-1830 or 432-2100

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

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

2544 CALABOGIE RD.

161 READY AVE.

SPACE FOR LEASE

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

2855B HIGHWAY 132

ON BONNECHERE RIVER

350 AIRMILES

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. 613-401-0197

378 AIRMILES

Located between Calabogie and Burnstown. Nice country lot. 1 Bedroom bungalow. Drilled well and septic $102,000. Call Dennis to view 613-432-0041. MLS #769513

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

2nd Floor - 4200 Square feet, Equipped restaurant, Inexpensive lease 3rd Floor - 4200 Square feet, Cheap office space, MLS #773692. Call Vince for more info 613-433-2254

A real stunner! 3 fully finished levels of living space. Warm interior with mix of pine and hardwood floors. 4 bedroom. 3.5 baths. Nicely treed lot just under 10 acres in size. $367,000. Call Dennis to view 613-432-0041. MLS #761251

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THREE BEDROOM HOUSE attached garage on Goshen Rd between Renfrew and Arnprior. Gas heat, central air, main floor laundry, references a must. NO pets or smoking. Utilities extra first/last rent. Available March 1, 2011 613UP TO 6000 sqft 432-2659 wholesale/office/storage space, loading APARTMENTS docks, fire sprinklers, FOR RENT call 613-333-1042 to view 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT, $795 heat, hyHOUSES dro, and water includFOR RENT ed. Washer/dryer, fridge and stove includCOBDEN 4 BED- ed. Huge back yard, ROOM Farm house, parking. 613-432newly renovated. No 5566 pets or smoking allowed. $750 plus. 1 BEDROOM APT Credit check & refer- large kitchen and living ences, first & last re- room, in quiet triplex, quired. Available imme- $460 plus utilities, indiately. 613-464-0290 cludes fridge and stove, first/last required, NO HOUSE FOR RENT PETS, 3kms east of RenRenfrew ON. 3 bed- frew, 613-432-7149 room, gas heat, central air, appliances, spa- 1 BEDROOM HOUSE cious 3 floors. No pets, APT for rent in Cobden no smoking. Available with backyard, utilities Nov. 1/10. Phone and high speed internet 613-432-5954. Refer- included, $675 a ences required month, first and last required, no smokRENFREW - NEWLY ing/pets, contact 1RENOVATED 2 bed- 613-570-1477 room townhouse with large storage room. 1 BEDROOM, Quiet neighborhood, $550+hydro. 613close to downtown. 623-2314 $700, water/sewer included, heat (gas) and 1ST FLOOR, 2 Bedhydro extra. Available room apartment in January 15 or February quiet seniors building. 1, 2011. Phone 613- Available December 757-1576 or 613-890- 1st. Call 613-4321576 4909 FRONT SPACE FOR rent main street Renfrew 1100sqft or 2000sqft main street Renfrew side alley door or both together. Call 613-433-6301 or 613432-9399. Good for any business.

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1 LARGE BEDROOM for rent - 2 gas fireplaces, fridge, stove & dishwasher included, hardwood floors, centrally located, main floor, great for seniors. Available February 1, 2011. $725/month + Hydro but includes Heat. (613) 6237287, Ext. 25 2 APARTMENTS painted & new carpets. 2 bedroom $650 heat+water included. 1 bedroom $550 partial heat+water included. First & last required. No pets, Hydro extra, fridge/stove available. Call 705-772-0272 or email mandmrentals@gmail.com 2 BEDROOM apartment, ground floor, hardwood floors, fridge and stove, parking. Phone 432-2014 after 5 pm. 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

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HALL AVENUE, one bedroom for February 1st, fridge, stove, water, carpeting, intercom for security, laundry facilities, call 613-4328417 to view. Wilson Investments LARGE 3 BEDROOM apartment with private entrance. Available January. $800/month plus gas heating and hydro. 432-2852 LARGE TWO BEDROOM apt on the second floor in clean, quiet building close to downtown. Security door access, gas heat, laundry facilities on site. Please call 613-432-3319 LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT, Wilson Investments is the No. to call 613-432-8417 your reliable Landlord in Renfrew!!! Affordable rents, clean, quiet, secure buildings. Office located at No. 2, 850 Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien Road, evenings and weekends by appointment only.

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Yellow Female Labrador & Tri Colored Female Beagle went missing Mon., Dec. 6 Haley Station area 613 433-1890 CL22479

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CENTURY 21 EADY Realty is seeking experienced Real Estate Sales Representatives. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 discover the opportunities that Century 21 Eady Realty can offer. 613-432-2100

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Part-Time Accounting Clerk The Township of Admaston/Bromley is accepting letters of applications for the position of Part-Time Accounting Clerk. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing effective and efficient accounting support and clerical duties including secretarial services to the Police Services Board and Emergency Management Committee. Occasional onsite support to Drainage Superintendent and Fence Viewers will be required.

INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTANT

Qualifications: â&#x20AC;˘ Demonstrate ability to work independently and as a team â&#x20AC;˘ Post-secondary education in Accounting/Bookkeeping or equivalent combination of education and experience â&#x20AC;˘ Working knowledge of relevant computer software â&#x20AC;˘ Strong interpersonal skills combined with excellent written and oral communication utilizing a professional approach with the public â&#x20AC;˘ Valid Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License

â&#x20AC;˘ Provide regular payroll assistance when required â&#x20AC;˘ Responsible for Accounts payable, processing payments and liaison with suppliers â&#x20AC;˘ Provide assistance with monthly AR postings and collections where required â&#x20AC;˘ Maintaining monthly bank reports and operating spreadsheets â&#x20AC;˘ Posting of regular G/L entries including job costing summaries â&#x20AC;˘ Responsible for month/quarter and year end reconciliations and journal entries

Compensation $13.33 to $15.92 per hour for approx. 20 hours per week.

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A more comprehensive job description can be picked up at the Township of Admaston/Bromley or can be found on the website www.admastonbroinley.com

â&#x20AC;˘ University or college graduate working towards a designation or equivalent work experience â&#x20AC;˘ Minimum 2-5 years experience in accounting role â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent communication skills both oral and written with the ability to work in a team environment â&#x20AC;˘ Computer proďŹ ciency in MS word, excel and accounting software packages

Please send your application, including a detailed resume, stating Part-Time Accounting Clerk by 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 17, 2010 to: Township of Admaston/Bromley 477 Stone Road RR 2 Renfrew ON K7V 3Z5 Fax (613) 432-4052 e-mail bbriscoe@admastonbromley.com

OVG INCENTIVES â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive compensation, beneďŹ ts and performance bonuses â&#x20AC;˘ Retirement savings program in place â&#x20AC;˘ Career growth through ongoing training â&#x20AC;˘ Great team environment and exciting projects

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SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM apt. Available Feb. 1, $750, heat, hydro & water included. Call 432-8939 after 5p.m.

LOOKING FOR rink attendant and canteen manager for the Douglas rink. Contact 613-570-1885

Employment Opportunity Ottawa Valley Glass (â&#x20AC;&#x153;OVGâ&#x20AC;?) is a curtain wall and glazing contractor, located in Renfrew, Ontario. We have grown consistently over the years to become one of the largest, trusted and competitive glazing contractors in Eastern Ontario and Western Canada. OVGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success has been built on the strength of our team. We recruit, team oriented individuals who bring passion, knowledge and expertise to their job. As such, we are currently expanding our team of professionals in the following areas: Intermediate Accountant

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SCOTT & COULSON West end Ottawa law office is seeking a real estate assistant with a minimum of 5 years experience in residential real estate, the Conveyancer, Teraview and PC Law. Please submit your resume by fax to 613-729-8613 or by e-mail to rscott@scottcoulson.ca. For further information, please contact Carolann Clark at 613-725-3723. CL22393


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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. Work Site Environment: Outdoors All Year Round Essential Skills:

Oral Communications Working With Others Attention To Detail Tight Deadlines Ability To Multi-task With Interruptions 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 Encouraged To Apply.

Full-Time - Advertising Sales Representatives

Department: Advertising Department Location: Ottawa Are you looking for a fast-paced, creative and challenging work environment? Is working with energetic, passionate people focused on winning the right place for you? Metroland Media – Ottawa Region office has excellent opportunities for individual’s that are committed to building a career in sales; this is an entry level position with huge growth potential. You will be asked to produce results and devote time and effort required to consistently improve results. The candidate we seek will demonstrate exceptional abilities in... • Prospecting and closing customers with advertising sales opportunities. • Cold-calling new or non-serviced businesses in Ottawa and surrounding area. • Creative thinking style and an ability to problem-solve • Self-starter with loads of initiative who needs minimal direction • High energy and a positive attitude • Excellent verbal and written skills • Literate in computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel • Driven for success • Excellent organizational skills This is a career position. You like to produce results and devote whatever time and effort is required to consistently produce improved results. Remuneration includes: Base Salary Car Allowance Commissions Bonus incentive plan Benefits package and group RSP plan Post Secondary Education an asset but not a pre-requisite. Interested candidates are asked to forward their resumes to: Nancy Gour Metroland Media – Ottawa Region ngour@metroland.com

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

Job Category: Sales

Looking for adult newspaper carriers to deliver local community newspapers. Door to door delivery once a week. Must have vehicle.

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Areas of delivery are - Ottawa East, - Ottawa Central - Ottawa South - Ottawa West - Vanier - Orleans areas

Seeking reliable people to deliver the Renfrew Mercury every Thursday

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

Contact Chris Paveley

Contact: paula.clarke@metroland.com

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SERVICES

WILL PICK UP & REMOVE any unwanted cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles, lawntractors, snowblowers, MORTGAGES etc. Cash paid for & LOANS some. Peter, All Purpose Towing. 613$$MONEY$$ Consoli- 797-2315, date Debts Mortgages 613-560-9042 to 95% No income, www.allpurpose.4-you.ca Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282HOUSE 1169 www.mortgageCLEANING ontario.com FREE YOURSELF FROM DEBT, MONEY FOR ANY PURPOSE! DEBT CONSOLIDATION. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd mortgages, credit lines and loans up to 90% LTV. Self employed, mortgage or tax arrears. DON’T PAY FOR 1YR PROGRAM! #10171 ONTARIO-WIDE FINANCIAL CORP. CALL 1888-307-7799. www.ontario-widefinancial.com

Cindy’s Home Cleaning Service •Tired of cleaning? •Not enough hours in the week? •Let me help you!

Call Cindy

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WELDING made fast and easy. Small evening classes, hands on experience/learn cutting techniques/ arc welding, and M.I.G., T.I.G. Course available. Certificate course, tax deductible 432-7932

“Serving Renfrew County”

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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CLEAN SWEEPS has openings for new cli“HONEY DO THIS” ents starting immediateCompany. Handyman ly. Call 613-623-5359 specializing in small or 613-323-6910 jobs. Painting, carpentry, plumbing. Fall Yard maintenance. References available. RenPUBLIC NOTICE frew-Calabogie. Bill Weiss 613-570-1488 GEORGE’S BARBER SHOP 47 McGarry Ave. Phone 613-4329335

PERSONAL HELPER Will do your Christmas shopping for you, gift wrapping, groceries, decorating, cooking, etc. Whatever your needs may be. Special rates for seniors. References available. 613-433-0096 or 613-649-2631

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Advertisement Ontario Court of Justice NOTICE TO: Melissa Joy Henry A CASE HAS BEEN STARTED AGAINST YOU IN COURT at: 127 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P8 The next court date is January 17, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. or as soon as possible after that time. The court may make an order in this case that may affect your rights. You can get more information about this case from the court office at the address above. You may also get information about this case from: Victoria Legris Langevin Morris Smith LLP 24 Renfrew Avenue West, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 2X9 (613) 432-0994 IF YOU DO NOT COME TO COURT, AN ORDER MAY BE MADE WITHOUT YOU AND BE ENFORCED AGAINST YOU. CL22379 PERSONALS

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May Perform Additional Duties As Required For The Operation Of A Full Service Funeral And Memorial Facility Including Crematorium, Columbariums, Urn Gardens And Mausoleums On Three Properties Totalling 190 Acres (60 Acres, 120 Acres & 10 Acres).

Job Title:

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

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Skills Requirements: Education: High School Graduate Or Equivalent 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.

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 worth.ca

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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

CAREERS

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Whiskey Mike Friday, Dec. 3rd - 8 p.m.

Brock Zeman Friday, Dec. 10th - 9 p.m.

Kristy & Jordan Dubeau

ENGAGEMENTS

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SCOBIE

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December 13

Friday, Dec. 17th - 8 p.m. 409 Stewart St., Renfrew

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FIREARMS AUCTION SATURDAY December 11TH, 9:00AM At Switzer’s Auction Centre, 25414 Highway 62 South, Bancroft Ont. From a large collection and several estates, antique, collectible commemorative’s, target and hunting. Over 300 New and Used, rifles, shotguns, handguns, crossbows, antique rifles, muskets, pistols, knives. See our complete listing with pictures at: www.switzersauc tion.com & check back for regular updates. We still have room for your quality consignments in this and future sales. Paul Switzer, Auctioneer/Appraiser, 1-613-332-5581, 1800-694-2609 or email: info@swit zersauction.com

Sadie Adella Scobie born November 29, 2010, 8 lbs., 14.5 oz. Shane Amanda and big brother Landen welcome baby Sadie. Proud grandparents are Brian & Adele Scobie, Terry & Susan Kunopaski. Special thanks to Dr. Collins, Dr. Buxton and all the OBS staff at RVH.

LOVE MOMMY & DADDY XOXO

Ernie & Elizabeth Nesbi wish to announce and celebrate the engagement of their son, Brian, to Lori Crosby, daughter of JoAnn and David Crosby of Vernon, Ontario. Marriage to take place on Saturday, January 8, 2011 in Kinburn, Ontario. CL22431

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Happy 1 Birthday Hollie Cherry

Happy 50th Anniversary Edmon & Donna Kauffeldt

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Rebecca Mae Leslie Welsh

Sat. December 20 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Christmas decorations, artificial Christmas trees, collectibles, household items, books, movies, furniture, toys, carpet remnants. Call 613-433-9628 or 613-432-8236 for information

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Love, Mommy & Daddy Moran & Cherry Families

We wish to express our most sincere “Thanks” and gratitude to Dr. Langlois and all the staff at Renfrew Hospice for their support and loving care to my daughter Lynn Recoskie. Also thanks to Dr. Cybulskie and Denise Bergstresser for their aid and concern. Our many thanks to O’Reilly Funeral Home for their compassion and guidance. A special “Thank You” to Rev. Father Chris Shalla for the prayers and blessings, and thanks to all pallbearers (Linda and Stephen Herron, Elizabeth Biernaskie, Glenn Villeneuve, Gary and Marlene Mask. We also extend our gracious thanks to relatives, neighbours and friends for their expressions of sympathy, cards, flowers, cash donations, pictures and donations to the Hospice and also the Cancer Society. Thank you all. Also, a grateful “Thank You” to the people who donated and served the food (Iris and Frank Yantha, Thelma, Carmen, Sandy, Linda, Cindy, Liz). If we have missed someone, please forgive us and know that your efforts have been very much appreciated. In addition, I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt thanks to my dear friends Marie Tate, Joyce Bush and Marg Recoskie for their support, comfort, trips to Renfrew, etc. (My love and appreciation)

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IN MEMORIAM

CARDS OF THANKS

My sister finally made it! On Nov. 2, 2010 Rebecca Mae Leslie was born at Almonte General Hospital. My Mom and Dad Jason and Sara Welsh (Lecuyer) were so surprised to have a little girl. Rebecca weighed 9 lb., 5 oz. and was almost 23 in. long, she is just about as tall as me and for sure has more hair! My Grandma and Grandpa Tom and Edyth Elmore are so happy to meet their wee girl and I know Grandpa Daryl Lecuyer will watch over her from heaven. Nanny and Poppie Bob and Sheila Welsh are excited to have another granddaughter. Rebecca is also very happy to meet her Great Grandmother Minerva Lyons.

Please help us celebrate the 50 years of love and friendship of our parents on

Friday, December 17 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. 25991 Hwy. 41 Denbigh-Griffith Lions Hall

A special thank you to all our friends & family for support & condolences at this time of Daryl’s passing. A very special thank you to Dr. Buxton & the nurses of Renfrew Victoria Hospital for their loving care in Daryl’s final days.

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Love and Kisses Big Brother Austin

Judy Neill & family

Remembering you is easy, We do it everyday. Missing you is the heartache That never goes away. Forever in our hearts, Dianne and family

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Thank you I would like to thank all the people who came to the Goulet Funeral Home for Ken Utronki’s wake and funeral service. A special thanks to Gary & Diane Utronki, Frank & Endla Utronki, Father McNamara, Brenda Utronki, all the pallbearers. Dr Depalo, staff and nurses at the Manor a special thank you. James Utronki Brother

Mary D. A. Johnston (Gallagher) July 04, 1957 Dec. 06, 2002 Your memory stands forever While future becomes past Your love is ever with us Good memories always last Forever in our heart, mind and soul Rick – Tyler – Scott – Andrew

PARTRIDGE Sheila Patricia In loving memory of a very special mom, Sheila Patricia Partridge, who passed away December 11, 2005. A special smile, A special face, And in our heart, A special place. No words we speak, Can ever say, How much we miss you, Everyday. To hear your voice, And see your smile, To sit and talk, To you awhile. To be together, In the same old way, Would be our dearest Wish today. Put your arms around her God, Treat her with special care, Make up for all she suffered here, And all that seems unfair. With all our love mom, Your girls Susan and Lynn

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IN MEMORIAM

DOMINIC DEDO In loving memory of Dominic; husband, father and grandfather

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A booklet of commemorative verses is available for viewing at our office to help you get through this difficult time.

COMING EVENTS

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LAW, In loving memory of a dear mom, mother-in -law & loving granny Kay, who passed away Dec. 7, 1983. When thoughts go back as they often do, We bless the years we shared with you. How we wish that we could say, Lets go see our mom today To hear her voice, to see her smile To sit & talk with her awhile. No longer in our life to share, But in our hearts you’re always there. We love you mom, Ann, David & Sarah


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DEATHS

GUTZ, Norman Paul of Eganville, passed away at home on Saturday, November 27, 2010 in his 94th year. Beloved husband of Myrtle Gutz (Jessup) for 71 years. Cherished father of Betty (Don Derraugh), Kenny (Barb), Garnet (Lucy), Sharon (Ken Cox), & Debbie (George Vigus). Loving grandfather of 14 grandchildren & great grandfather of 22 great grandchildren. Norman is survived by one sister Cecelia Budarick. He was predeceased by 2 sisters & 7 brothers. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Zion Evangelical United Church, Pembroke at 11:00 am. Interment Zion Evangelical United Cemetery, Pembroke.

DUFOUR, Jean. Peacefully in Hospice Renfrew on Tuesday morning, November 16th, 2010. Jean Dufour of Eganville; formerly of Pakenham at the age of 85 years. Daughter of the late Henry Bruce and the late Jessie Thompson. Beloved wife of the late Gerard “Gerry” Dufour and by a former marriage of the late Gerald Mayhew. Dearly loved mother of Murray Mayhew (Paula) of Combermere and Phyllis Miller (Bruce) of Eganville. Forever loved mother-in-law of Susan. Dear sister of Lucy Bentley (late Andy) and Marion Mayhew (late Clarence), both of Ottawa; Ethel Scheuneman (Glen) of Renfrew; Lila Norlock (Leonard) of Pembroke and Shirley Andrews (Ray) of Kingston. Predeceased by her only brother, Allan Bruce as well as 2 sisters: Eileen and Grace. Cherished “Gramma Dufour” of 5 grandchildren: Jeffrey, Christopher John, Kimberlee-Ann, Janene and Nicole and her 4 great-grandchildren: Damon, Jacob, Sasha and Dryden. Family and friends are invited to the McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Avenue East, Renfrew for visitation on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again after 10 a.m. Friday. A Service in celebration of Jean’s life will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Friday morning, November 19th at 11 o’clock. Pastor Charlie Nolting officiating. A reception will follow in the McPhail & Perkins Reception Centre. Interment Dacre Memorial Cemetery afterward. In memory of Jean, a donation made to Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated by her family. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home, Arnprior in cooperation with Matthew and Daniella Brydges of McPhail & Perkins

Thank You The family of the late Norman Gutz wishes to express their sincere appreciation to relatives, neighbours, and friends for their expressions of sympathy during our recent loss. Special thanks for the donations, flowers, and food. A very big thank you to O’Grady’s for the creative flower arrangements that represented Norman’s life. Thank you to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital’s O.R., nurses and staff for their excellent care and to Laundry Funeral Home for making a difficult time a little easier. We would also like to give a big hug of thanks to the following people: Ken for his amazing eulogy; Barb for her readings; Mark for playing the organ and the choir for helping us sing; Linda, Weldon, Nancy, Judy, and Norma for their inspirational singing; Doug, Mike, Tanya, Tracey, Ian, & Geordie, the pall bearers that helped Papa on his way to heaven; the ladies from church for a tasty lunch and to Rev. Dan for officiating. Your kindness was most appreciated.

May Dad rest in peace The Gutz Family

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Condolences/Tributes/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Betty, in her 80th year on December 4, 2010, leaving us peacefully with family at her side. She leaves behind a devoted husband of 52 years, Keith and children Ross and Rob. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends both in Canada and the USA. A Service of Remembrance will be celebrated at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-6323333), on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 1 pm. Cremation has taken place. If desired, as an expression of sympathy, donations made to the Burlington Community Foundation, 3380 South Service Rd, Burlington (905-639-0744 or info@burlingtonfoundation.org) would be greatly appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com God saw you getting tired, There was no cure to be, So He closed your weary eyes, And whispered, “Come to Me”

613-433-3993 459 Albert St., Renfrew ON K7V 1V8 info@hospicerenfrew.ca

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ROBERTSON, Donald James “Donnie” Surrounded by his family at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Pultz, formerly MacLean). Loving step-father of Angela MacLean (John Allison) and Jennifer MacLean (Kevin McNulty). Proud grandfather of David, Leah, Adrienne, Alisenne, Cameron, Carter. Dear brother of Lois Wright (Greg), Joan Gillan (Kevin) and Janet (Shawn McHale), and brother-in-law of Tania Scheuneman, Bobbie Robertson, Judy Coe (Robert), Jerry Pultz (Gloria), and Debbie Walsh (Kelly). Predeceased by his brothers Roy, Ross and Stewart. Son of the late Jim and Effie Robertson. Donnie will be missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Rested at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave. E., Renfrew, on Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 11 a.m.. Cremation followed. In lieu of flowers, donations to a trust fund for his niece Effie-Rose Robertson would be appreciated by the family.

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Peacefully in Hospice Renfrew on Saturday December 4, 2010. Robert Merrill McDermid age 85 years. Beloved husband of the late Fern McDermid and the late Helen McDermid by 1st marriage. Loving father of Debbie Musgrove of Renfrew and step father of Beverly MacCullouch (George) of Hamilton. Loved grandfather of Heather, Fern, Holly (Greg) and Ryan and great grandfather of Danny, Kevin, Glen, Jessie, Jamie, Darren, Maggie and Lindsey. Dear brother of Russell (Marion), Willard (Lorna), Elda (Patrick), Garry (Merna) and Lloyd (Bev). Predeceased by one sister Erma. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel 22 Raglan St.S. Renfrew on Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted in Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church, Renfrew on Friday December 10th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. For those desiring donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation, Hospice Renfrew or Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church would be appreciated .

Suddenly at Renfrew on Friday December 3, 2010, Patricia Metcalfe, age 62 years. Beloved wife of Lloyd Nicolet, Douglas, Ontario. Dear mom of Lloyd Jr. (Crystal Bertrand). Dear sister of Ray (Vicky) McAlpine, Steven McAlpine, Brenda McAlpine. Survived by several nieces and nephews. By request, no visitation. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Renfrew County Lung Assoc. or Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences/ donations: www.gouletfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Goulet Funeral Home, Renfrew

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Vermette: Etta Cathern Peacefully in Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew on Monday December 6, 2010. Etta Wall age 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Alfred J. Vermette. Loving mother of Sharon Hill (Gary) of Burlington. Cherished grandmother of Carley-Ann Schelch (Oliver) and Leah Torenvliet (Nick) and great grandmother of Coleton and Cohen. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel 22 Raglan St. S. Renfrew on Wednesday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday December 9th at 11:15 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. For those desiring donations to the Cancer Society or the Bonnechere Manor Foundation would be appreciated.

Peacefully in Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Saturday December 4, 2010. Joan McCann-Lamb age 87 years. Loving wife of the late Jack McCann and the late David Lamb. Loving mother of Marilyn Whitemarsh (Bill) of Vancouver. Predeceased by one son Paul survived by his wife Jennifer Gibson. Step mother of David Lamb Jr., Betty, and Rhonda. Beloved Nanny of Kimberly, Suzanne (Warren Fisher), Scott (Emily), Johnathan and Michael and great grandmother of Devyn, Morgan, Amber, Emma and Jackson. Predeceased by one brother Bill Harrison. Friends called at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel 22 Raglan St. S. Renfrew on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Funeral Service was held at Renfrew Presbyterian Church on Wednesday December 8th at 2 p.m. Spring Interment Rosebank Cemetery. For those desiring, donations to the Sunshine Coach Service would be appreciated.

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Passed away peacefully at Bonnechere Manor on Monday, December 6, 2010, with her family by her side, at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Murray Box. Dear mother of Elinor Lynch (Roy Dulmage) of Kemptville, Elaine Pankratz (David) of Burnaby, B.C., Carmen (Ella) of Admaston and Cheryl Primeau (John) of Pembroke. Proud grandmother of Ruth, Bryan, Tina, Ken, Ben and Kelly, and 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother Jim and sisters Charlotte, Olive and Marion. Katie will be missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Resting at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave. E., Renfrew on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m., and Thursday from 1 – 1:45 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Admaston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Admaston Cemetery or the Bonnechere Manor Auditorium Fund would be appreciated by the family. Sincere thanks to the staff at the Bonnechere Manor for their excellent care and support. Condolences or donations may be made at www.mcphailandperkins.ca

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

the DACA Centre. Children 12 and under $4; adults $6. Bake sale as well. • Christmas bingo at the DACA Centre at 7 p.m. Turkeys, hams and prizes. Light lunch served afterwards. Cost $2 per card for the evening. • Eganville & District Seniors annual Christmas Tea 2 to 4 p.m. Join us after the Santa Claus Parade for refreshments and friendship. For more info 613-6282354

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 Four-hand euchre 1 p.m. at the AFAC Wing, 164 Argyle St. S. , Renfrew. Cost $8 per person. No need for a partner. Call 613-432-4485 for information. Light lunch at half time. Everyone wwelcome.

SATURDAY, DEC. 11 & 18 Santa Claus will be at 161 Raglan St. Information Centre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your list for Santa to read, bring your camera to have your picture taken with Santa & receive a goodie. Pets welcome too.

DECEMBER 11 AND 12 Four Tickets to Christmas – A Dramatic Musical 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 80 Daniel St., Arnprior, followed by dessert. Free-will offering. Proceeds to Hospice Renfrew.

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TUESDAYS • Champlain Seniors (55+) floor shuffleboard and euchre every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the AFAC Wing. $5 membership/year. Potluck Tuesdays noon. Call Marg 613-432-2560. • Renfrew Seniors Club 51 (50+) four-hand euchre at 7 p.m. at the Renfrew Recreation Centre. Membership $5 yearly. For information, call Shirley 4323474.

WEDNESDAYS

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19 • Douglas Lions Club Santa Claus Parade has three cash draws totalling $1,000 and prizes for the topthree float entries. Douglas firefighters will pick up non-perishable food items along the parade route for the area food bank. After the 1 p.m. parade, Santa will hand out candy bags at St. Michael’s Catholic School. Tickets for the cash draws are available from Lions Club members and the day of the parade at St. Michael’s School. To enter a float, call Donna 613629-2977. • Legion ladies’ auxiliary branch 148 is hosting a euchre tournament at 1 p.m. at the Legion. Light lunch. Admission $8. 50/50 draw. Everyone welcome.

• 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 613432-6022 for more information. • 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 613-4323448 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.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21

The Singing Christmas Tree: Dec. 11 to 13 at 7 p.m. nightly at the Pembroke Pentecostal Tabernacle, Hwy. 41 & 17, featuring a 50-voice choir, 20-piece live orchestra, full drama cast, and all your favourite Christmas carols. Free admission. Collection of non-perishables for local food banks. For more information call 613-732-9721.

Haley United Church in Haley Station is hosting a special worship service at 7:30 p.m. for those who are struggling with the holiday season. If you feel as if shadow is cast over the traditions of the season as a result of either a loss of a loved one, loss of employment or even a loss of one’s identity, we encourage you to join us for this special service on the ‘Longest Night of the Year’. Held in the church basement, which is accessible to all.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12

MONDAYS

• The Renfrew Presbyterian Church choir, along with friends, present Let Us Adore Him – A Christmas Celebration Canata at 7 p.m. There will be a freewill offering toward the Sunshine Coach. Reception and fellowship to follow. • Dacre and Area Community Association (DACA) breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., serving French toast, sausage, deep-fried tatters, fruit,coffee/tea/juice at

• 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

DECEMBER 11 TO 13

Toastmasters meets every Monday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School. Open to anyone over the age of 18. Come and check out a meeting, and you can start at any time. Fran 613649-2950.

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