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Master builder Jim Caruk will attend Options 2012. – Page 6–


The Renfrew Camera Club held a competition recently. Check out – Page 30 – the winners.

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Enjoying the bright Sunday sun outside St. Patrick’s Day headquarters at the Douglas Tavern are, from left, Kylie McGrath, Mariel Enright, Meghan Enright and Maddie Enright. This Friday night the Douglas Lions Club hosts a St. Patrick’s parade in the village. The parade starts at 7 p.m. from the parking lot at St. Michael’s Catholic School.

Downtown festival in July gets thumbs-up PETER CLARK

The Opeongo Bowlodrome was the scene of the annual bowling fundraiser for the dialysis unit at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. – Page 17 –

The Renfrew Business Improvement Area (BIA) is hosting its third annual BIA Downtown Renfrew Festival on Saturday, July 28. This year’s festival focus will be on family and children. The BIA hopes the event will bring residents out and encourages visi-

tors to shop and explore downtown Renfrew. The day-long event will feature children’s games and bouncing castles, buskers, artisans and more. In a request to council, the BIA has asked that Raglan Street (Highway 60) from Patrick Street to Renfrew Avenue West be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., as well as Duke Avenue for the July 28 festival. Patrick and Renfrew

Avenue West will be open for detour purposes. The BIA also asked that Railway Avenue remain closed following the morning Farmers Market, up to 7 p.m. and for the use of Low Square to accommodate a stage and bleachers for musical entertainment, bouncy kids castles and other events. As well, the BIA has requested per-

mission to have town hall washrooms open to the public during the festival. Town treasurer Keray O’Reilly noted that Renfrew Avenue East from Raglan to Plaunt Street would have to be closed as well. Council gave the BIA its approval.


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New tenant in post office building Peter Clark

Renfrew will have a new tenant in the Renfrew Post Office building at 249 Raglan St. S. as of today. Council passed Bylaw No. 11-2012 which authorized the mayor and clerk to enter into a lease agreement with MEQA Worksafe Ontario (Miller Engineering and Quality Assurance) for a portion of the property at the Raglan Street location. The lease will generate annual rent revenue of $2,171, which will bring total rent revenues for the post office

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Renfrew Reeve and county council member Audrey Green spoke of the county’s review of bridges and culverts. “We are far, far, far away from giving any solutions,” Green said. Renfrew County took over bridges and culverts in the municipalities in the late 1990s, That was before amalgamation. “There were 32 municipalities then. Now there’s 17,” Green said. The county has recently handed the roads back to the communities. An engineer is reviewing the situation and will bring his report back to county council at it next meeting. “We don’t have any bridges or culverts that fall into that standard,” Green said of the Town of Renfrew. “I hope to give you an answer (final decision) in the next month or two.”

property to about $113,000. The Town of Renfrew acquired the Renfrew Post Office building in 2005, and through the development of a business plan in 2006, initial focus was placed on renovating the second floor office space to be made suitable for commercial tenants. Since then, the town has secured several lease agreements, with revenues used to offset costs of operating and maintaining this heritage structure. Current second floor tenants include Tubman Marketing, Mary’s Yoga, Kathryn Bossy

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Mayor Bill Ringrose reminded the public of the March 19 meeting on the future of parking meters in downtown Renfrew. He invites anyone with concerns on whether or not the town should maintain, modify or eliminate the use of parking meters in the Raglan Street downtown core to come out and make their comments heard. The meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. Monday in the town hall.

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• A quantity of jewelry was stolen from a home in Renfrew. The victim noticed several items missing from a jewellery box and called police. There were no signs of forced entry to the home and currently no suspects. Const. Mark Yarmel is investigating. • Two licence plates were stolen off a vehicle on Usborne Street in McNab/Braeside. The plates were discovered missing on Thursday, March 8. There are no suspects. • Two teenage males were warned and issued trespass notices after stealing energy drinks from Dollarama on March 5. The 13and 14-year-old males will no longer be permitted in the store. Const. Carlvin Bergins investigated. • A vehicle ed the scene after the driver pumped gasoline into the car and failed to pay. On March 7 the four-door Mazda pulled into a gas station on River Road in McNab/Braeside at around 11 a.m. After pumping the gas the male driver got back into the car and sped away. OfďŹ cers patrolled the area but were unable to locate the car. Const. Julie Lapointe is investigating. CALLS FOR SERVICE

The Renfrew detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to 137 calls for service during the past week. OPPORTUNITY FOR MARINE STUDENT

The OPP in Renfrew will once again offer the opportunity for summer employment for a marine student. Applications are now being accepted, but only until March 15. If you are at least 18 years old, have a G2 licence, have a pleasure craft operators card, ďŹ rst aid/CPR certiďŹ cate and can swim please consider applying. You must apply online; applications cannot be accepted at the detachment. For an application, or more information go to


As the mild temperatures move into the area the OPP want to caution parents and outdoor enthusiasts that the ice is quickly diminishing and rushing waters will soon be seen. Parents need to supervise and warn their children of the dangers of playing near waterways. The water is cold, fast moving and banks are slippery making areas near rivers, lakes, ponds and even streams dangerous. Be careful and avoid these areas.


Const. Matt Barr is investigating a complaint that involved a caller phoning advising her son was in the hospital and required money. The victim wired the sum of $2,100 through Western Union into the account she was provided. The account belonged to the fraudster and no relative was in the hospital. Police warn the public to ask questions. If you have been told someone is in the hospital ask for the name and address of the hospital, advise them you will call them back, contact the relative in question or another relative and have them conďŹ rm the situation. Fraudsters are professionals and will over talk you, make up more lies and urge you to transfer the money ASAP or something bad will happen. Take a minute and let your mind

The Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers and the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are asking for the public’s assistance in solving a break, enter and theft. On Oct. 5, 2011 a report was ďŹ led of a break, enter and theft to a shipping container that was parked on Hwy. 41 in North Algona Wilberforce Township at a construction site. A quantity of tools was reported stolen. Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information



One male was arrested after attempting to pass a fraudulent cheque valued in excess of $5,000 in return for stamps at Canada Post. The suspect had been successful in this fraudulent activity elsewhere in Ontario and Canada Post employees were warned that he may attempt the same in other locations. A 48-yar-old man from Montreal was arrested at the scene and held for a bail hearing. He was charged with uttering a forged documen and appeared in bail court on March 12. Const. Katie MaGill is investigating. CRIMESTOPPERS

Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving these crimes. If you have information on any criminal offence that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000. Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 613735-8477. That is 735-TIPS or you can reach us at 1-800-222-8477.

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During the past week ofďŹ cers from the Renfrew OPP investigated six domestic disputes. Police have charged one male with assault, and one female with assault.

Killaloe OPP warn that frauds continuing During the week of March 5 to 12, there were 72 calls for service in the Killaloe/Whitney detachment area. OfďŹ cers were also busy with false alarms/ accidental 911 calls for service, neighbour disputes, domestic disturbances, motor vehicle collisions, mischief, RIDE programs and trafďŹ c enforcement. OfďŹ cers also responded to 11 motor vehicle collisions; three that were the result of wild animals.

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The OPP is preparing for its 10th OPP Bound recruitment program. OPP Bound 2012 is a three-day, mini OPP recruit camp at the Provincial Police Academy from July 7 to10. The OPP invites applications from all women and men who are multi-lingual and are interested in exploring a career in policing and looking at the OPP as a future employer. Fifty participants will learn about the history and traditions of the OPP. The program will include a number of mentoring sessions with key OPP ofďŹ cers who will share their experiences. Participants will also have the opportunity to live the life of an OPP recruit at the Provincial Police Academy, including participation in ďŹ rearms, drill, physical training and practical exercises. Participants will be exposed to the advantages of the OPP and will be provided the opportunity to build relationships with OPP employees. The application deadline is April 13. Additional information and the application are available on the website or call the OPP recruitment section at 1-877-OPPHIRE (1-877-677-4473).

Horton Township Council is seeking nominations for the Senior of the Year Award. This award is to recognize Horton residents, who after age 65, have enriched the social, cultural or civic life of their community. Nominations will be received up to noon on April 3, 2012 by the undersigned. Submissions should include a brief summary on the volunteer experiences of nominee. Mackie J. McLaren, CAO/Clerk 2253 Johnston Road, RR 5 Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z8

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Passion critical to sports, business success: Van Wijk

It was an annual celebration with a focus on local business women. During last week’s Celebration of Women in Business workshop at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre, opening remarks came from Enterprise Renfrew County consultant Colleen Sadler. “Women are fundamental to Canada’s economic prosperity, creating new businesses and new wealth at accelerating rates,” said Sadler. She noted there are more than 821,000 female entrepreneurs in Canada, who annually contribute over $18 million to the economy. There was enthusiastic reception to several presentations during Thursday’s workshop, organized by Enterprise Renfrew County on International Women’s Day. But keynote speaker Claudia Kerckhoff-van Wijk was the star. Van Wijk is a wife, mother, coowner of the Ottawa Valley businesses OWL Rafting and Madawaska Kanu Centre, and former international paddler who won numerous Canadian whitewater kayak slalom titles. The keynote speaker spoke about seven principles that have helped her be successful in sport, and which she says she has applied for years in business. “It’s an enthusiastic group of women here, sharing the same passions and goals,” she said. “To be successful in your personal lives and in business is what we’re here for today. And it’s fun to be allowed to share my path on getting here.” “Who got up this morning, brushed your teeth, set the breakfast table, made lunch, probably for your kids, probably for your partner, looked at your emails, made a phone call and perhaps even tweeted something about International Women’s Day?” wondered van Wijk. “That is called multi-tasking, and that’s what women are good at. I can sum it up in one word — passion.

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Keynote speaker Claudia Kerckhoff-van Wijk of Madawaska Kanu Centre and OWL Rafting was a big hit at the Celebration of Women in Business workshop. Passion is what wakes me up the morning, puts a smile on my face. If you love what you do, you’ll go after it.” She has seven principles for success, but passion is first, said van Wijk. “Passion is what wakes me up in the morning. I personally have an abundance of passion,” she said enthusiastically after falling in love with the male-dominated sport of whitewater kayaking. “Perhaps I am lucky to have been able to transfer my athletic career into my business,” added van Wijk, referring to the family’s kayaking- and canoe-based businesses of Madawaska Kanu Centre and OWL Rafting near Barry’s Bay and Foresters Falls respectively. “But I don’t believe in luck. It is

what I have made happen. I poured my passion into taking the family businesses to the next level. I am (also) very fortunate to have found a partner, my husband Dirk, who shared this dream with me. I couldn’t have done it alone. We make for a good team, a balance of strength.’ She never did reach the dream of competing at the Olympics. She decided to set aside that opportunity, and instead start a family and accelerate the couple’s involvement as a business owners. “In the end it was a decision I have never regretted. We had Katrina in 1990 and Stefani in 1992. But I did make it to the Olympics, in a different way.” A whitewater canoe and kayak colour commentator at past Olympics, she will be the same for this

year’s Olympic Summer Games in England. Her introduction, as a commentator came in 1996 at the Atlanta Olympics, after paying her own way to the Games and hoping for the opportunity to do some TV commentary on her sport. She got her chance the same day track sprinter Donovan Bailey won the 100-metre final. “White water slalom was played in the lead-up to his Olympic glory,” said van Wijk emotionally. “Canada got to see the sport of whitewater slalom, my sport, narrated by me, and they were hooked. The feedback was so positive that I was on air for the next four days of competition. What an amazing experience, the Olympic Games, and to share my passion with all Canadians.” Other fundamental sports prin-

ciples she says are important in the business world, too, include making your sport (or business) a priority, having a plan, being prepared (e.g., train hard) and perceiving success. “Always see yourself doing well. Visualize. Having self-confidence has helped me in many aspects of my life, like being up here today and speaking to you. I gained self-confidence through doing well in paddling. This made it more fun, but it also gave me a base to grow from.” Two other principles were to be persistent and to perform. As the poster said, which hung on van Wijk’s bedroom wall when she was a teenager, “A winner never quits, a quitter never wins.” Perform, she said, by competing regularly. “The more times you start a race, the better you get at it. For everyone it is a different breakthrough, but it is important not to quit. “Learn from your own mistakes. Make changes to your plan, and you will perform better.” The transfer of these principles to the business world have been palpable. An example, said van Wijk, is how people learn to paddle. “With instruction you receive better results and quicker. If you succeed at something previously thought not possible, it even feels better. Whitewater paddling is a sport that requires commitment. It takes more than a weekend to learn. But when it clicks, the feeling of paddling a rapid, of the water rushing by you and splashing your face, your placing of the boat where you want to … is super exhilarating.” That feeling of exhilaration, she said, “is long in the past, but I can make it come true for students … Now my passion is transferring to them. And this is why I still love what I do.” Asked about her priorities, van Wijk said, “Personal fitness, family and business are equal priority. So it’s really important that they all have their time.”

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Forward Thinking ideas during Celebration of Women workshop STEVE NEWMAN

Last week’s Celebration of Women workshop featured several speakers who caught the attention of the 90 registrants at Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. One of them was Jennifer Layman, owner of Forward Thinking, a marketing and advertising agency in Petawawa. Also manager of the online job board for Ottawa Valley employers, she spoke about How to Capitalize on Your Strengths When Planning Your Marketing Strategies. These days she splits her time between working as a golf professional and communication specialist. Borrowing from both fields, she focused on four particular challenges that many females face in business. One is the common female habit of trying to be everything to everybody, when they really need to organize and focus on who their clients are. This, said Layman, included her practice of categorizing customers as R, I or

B clients. These respectively stand for relationship, infrequent, and betwixt and between clients. This allows a business operator said Layman, to make certain assumptions while taking different approaches to clients that are infrequent or betwixt and between. By trying to be everything to everybody, she said you end up “underservicing the most important people in your business.” A second challenge is the feeling that one needs to be involved in all aspects of the business, when some aspects are best delegated. Layman hates bookkeeping, and has reduced her own stress level and optimized her time by delegating bookkeeping to someone who does so much better. “We all have the ‘nobody does it better than me syndrome’ … but that doesn’t mean I can’t get the right people involved to make my business better,” concluded Layman. She also recommended solutions to

the challenges of unrealistic expectations and ‘putting oneself out there’ even when one isn’t exactly a social butterfly. One answer to putting oneself out there, said Layman, is to be creative about how you become involved in the community. This includes volunteering your time for such organizations as the local Chamber of Commerce, and not being shy about telling people what your business does. “Don’t be afraid to inform,” says Layman. “You’d be amazed how little people know about what you do.” The seminar also featured reflexologist and chef Dorothy Allemang on stress management strategies. There was also a panel discussion, involving representatives of the Business Development Bank of Canada, Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation and the Royal Bank, on what financers look for in start-up and business expansion. A goodwill donation at the event raised $551 for the Bernadette McCann Housein Pembroke.

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Jennifer Layman, owner of Forward Thinking, talks about how to capitalize on one’s strengths when developing a business’s marketing strategy.

Bernadette McCann House: A salute to unsung heroes By Gwen Rutland

One definition of a hero is a person with the strength of mind to enable him/her to endure hardship with courage. Another definition of a hero is a role model, champion, someone worthy of imitation. Many families live with the difficulties of mental illness. They cope with the intolerance of others, the costly counselling and the side effects of medication. Members of the Canadian Military leave their family and friends in service for their country, retuning to find that their health has been compromised, and struggle for years with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Members of police forces face danger every day on the job as do nurses, physicians, ambulance attendants and all front-line workers. Other unsung heroes are physically challenged, who face discrimination and obstacles of access every day of their lives. Perhaps the most unrecognized heroes are

the victims of crime who must testify in court. Children who witness abuse against their mothers may testify to what they experienced in their homes. It takes every ounce of courage and fortitude for a man or women who have been sexually abused as a child to provide information about the historical abuse, in pursuit of justice. Some have lived for years with feelings of anger, depression, fear and shame. Some have attempted and some have succeeded in committing suicide. Too many times people who have been sexually abused are not believed. This may be that the person who stole their childhood was most likely a person who was trusted, respected and loved. Studies reveal that in nine out of 10 cases the abuser is either related or known to the victim. It is important to understand that abuse and violence can be stopped. Believing, respecting and supporting those who have been abused, whether family or friends, can be your first step in addressing the problem. Be part of the

The Corporation of the Town of Renfrew Once again, the Town of Renfrew will be conducting drinking water sampling and testing for lead to comply with Ontario Regulations. The town is seeking volunteer test sites in single family homes, multi-unit buildings, commercial properties, and industrial properties.

solution, find out what is being done in your community and take an active part. Speak out against violence of any kind. definition of a hero is a role model, champion, someone worthy of imitation. Are you such a person? Abuse can take many forms. Be the hero that is a role model, and Stand Up Against Violence of any kind.

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Under the provincial legislation, the municipality must test the drinking water for lead at 40 private residences, 4 non-private residences, between December 15, 2011 and April 15, 2012. • Tests would be performed at older residences suspected of having lead pipes or pipes with lead solder. • Homes built before the mid-1950s could have lead pipes. • Lead solder was used to join copper pipes and was phased out in the late 1980s; any new construction done after those years should not be affected by lead in the piping system. Since the Town must access homes to test for the presence of lead, we are looking for volunteers to allow the Town of Renfrew staff access to their homes to collect samples. There will be NO charge to the resident for the testing of the lead sample. Each sample will total three litres in each location and the regulations obligate the town to advise tenants of the test results as soon as they are available. The higher risk individuals affected by lead that exceeds the standards are pregnant women, infants and children under the age of 6 years old. The Town will require permission of the property owner to take the samples. If you wish to be added to the list of potential test sites please contact the Development and Works Department, Municipal Garage, Darl Gaudette at 613-432-4147. R0011217006

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Master builder and HGTV host Jim Caruk is an inspiration for young people who want to work in the building trades. anniversary show will significantly enhance the event. “Jim Caruk has an impressive following and through his work in television, he has raised awareness of the importance of having well-trained skilled trades workers. His presence at Options will be a huge attraction for everyone including students, parents, educators and the general public”, adds Lariviere-Ranger. Options started as a grassroots effort to encourage more high school students to think about pursuing careers in the skilled trades. Since its inception, there has been a steady increase in the number of students who participate in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, as well

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Interested in becoming part of the Aces’ executive? Then make plans to attend the Aces’ Annual General Meeting. Upstairs at the Westmeath Arena, Wed., May 9th, 7:00 PM.

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When it comes to reality television shows that focus on home building and renovation, Jim Caruk is a household name. He’s come a long way since 1973, when he was fresh out of high school and starting his career as a unionized sheet metal worker in Toronto. Nowadays, the working Master Builder, and HGTV Host is an inspiration for young people who want to work in the building trades. As the featured guest at the Options 2012 Skilled Trades Career and Job Fair on May 9th at the Pembroke Memorial Centre, Caruk will bring his “down to earth” message to the event, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. For Caruk, it will be a chance to reflect on his early days as an apprentice, and to bring a message of encouragement and advocacy to young people interested in pursuing a career in the skilled trades. “Options” has grown to become one of the largest skilled trades career fairs in Eastern Ontario. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the event, including hundreds of high school students and parents who will be able to access more information on apprenticeship training and job opportunities in the skilled trades. Admission to the show is free for both participants and exhibitors. “I’m delighted to have been invited to Options 2012 and to have the opportunity of connecting with both students and parents”, says Caruk. “It’s an outstanding event that really brings information and dialogue to life for young people looking at careers in the trades. I’m always inspired and energized by meeting these students, and I’m looking forward to a great day.” Since launching his television career in 2001 with Real Renos, his popular Home and Garden Television program, Caruk has emerged as a leading advocate for Canadian trades people and is regularly invited to speak to all levels of the industry and at colleges coast-to-coast. Still a busy working contractor, his multi-media division now includes a trade magazine, Renovation Contractor,, and a new television series, Builder Boss slated to premiere this year on HGTV. In addition, The Caruk Group has also launched an educational program “Build it Yourself” (BiY) Learning Centres,, providing homeowners with the hands-on instruction and confidence they need to get small-to-medium home improvement and maintenance projects done properly and safely. Passport to Prosperity Coordinator, Michelle Lariviere-Ranger says having Jim Caruk involved in this year’s 10th


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VETERANS, EX-SERVICE PERSONNEL AND DEPENDENTS Eligibility for benefits through Veterans Affairs has changed and new programs offered under the New Veterans’ Charter. This means you may now qualify for one or more of the following: – Disability Pension or a lump sum award for disabilities related to service; – Treatment Benefits; – War Veterans’ and Widows’ allowance; – Earnings loss income, Supplementary retirement income, Extended health coverage, Educational assistance, etc. – Home assistance or help with the cost of care in nursing or retirement homes – Benevolent Fund assistance Patricia Royle (Service Bureau Officer from the Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command) will be visiting RCL Branch #148, Renfrew one day during

THE WEEK OF MarcH 26TH, 2012 Anyone wishing more assistance or information on the benefits should leave their name, address and phone number with the Branch Secretary at 613432-6450 so that you may be contacted about the exact date and time of interviews.



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Spring is in the air

Local photographer Frank Dalziel, who has earned his fair share of honours for photography, spotted these crocuses in his Hincks Street yard on Tuesday afternoon and snapped a quick shot to share with our readers. Spring officially arrives next Tuesday, March 20.

Guidance in Affairs of the Heart

In this melding of fiction and self-help, author and awardwinning journalist Barbara Sibbald tells the story of three thirty-something friends who are grappling with the vagaries of love: the sordid single’s scene (virtual and real time), a cheating spouse, and a lackluster marriage. One of them finds The Book of Love, but the catch is that it’s a digital-press book, a one-off sample with a copyright date several years in the future. The book becomes a fourth character; in this case, a sort of a wise aunty dispensing advice. Will the three friends find the love they are looking for? Are they even looking in the right place? The Book of Love is the oldest story ever with some surprising twists.

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Scott Woods fiddle legend tour comes to Horton in April Canadian fiddle champion Scott Woods and his band pay tribute to fiddle legends such as Don Messer, Al Cherny, King Ganam, Graham Townsend, Ward Allen and more in his fun-filled, two-hour variety show that comes to the Horton Community Centre Sunday, April 22. The show features old-time fiddling, traditional country, sensational step dancing and gospel music.


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Criminal charges rise in Arnprior Criminal Code charges by the Arnprior OPP have been climbing steadily over the past few years. In 2010 the Arnprior OPP laid 679 charges, up from 538 in 2009 and 500 in 2008. Calls for service also rose to 3,370 in 2010 from 3,054 in 2009. In 2008 the police responded to 3,390 calls for service. Meanwhile Provincial Offences Act charges dropped to 1,804 in 2010 from 2,112 in 2009. They were sizeable jumps from 874 in 2008.

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The Ottawa Valley Historical Society (OVHS) annual general meeting is set for Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in the upper room of the Kiwanis Field House.  Champlain Trail Museum’s manager/curator Angela Siebarth and 42nd Field Regimental Museum co-ordinator Robert Clauson will be discussing the exciting progress of the Renfrew County Museums Network to date. Whether you are interested in becoming a new member or renewing your membership in the OVHS, the society invites you to attend this important annual meeting. Light refreshments will be served. For more information on the annual meeting, please contact the museum at 613-735-0517. The Kiwanis Field House is located in Riverside Park in Pembroke.

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Farm safety goes far beyond barnyards and back roads Residents of Renfrew and the surrounding region know well the importance of our agricultural community. For many people, while they may not actually live on a farm, their connection to farm life is never far away. Most residents who reside in our townships, villages and towns have countless tales to tell of their own rural heritage, perhaps visiting grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and close friends. With a thriving agricultural community in our backyard, it’s important that Renfrew and area residents take a special interest in Canadian Agricultural Safety Week that is celebrat-

ed March 11 to 17. The theme of the three-year Canadian Agricultural Safety campaign is Plan*Farm*Safety. Two years ago the ‘Plan’ component of the campaign featured safety walkabouts and comprehensive planning for safety. Last year light was thrown on the ‘Farm’ theme and the initiative stressed the importance of documentation and training. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture reports that this year the emphasis is on the third leg of program – ‘Safety.’ This year the farming community is being asked to pay special attention to assessment,

improvement and further development of existing safety systems. The year-long safety campaign is being launched this week, and its success will rely heavily on participation. The bulk of the material presented will be directed at farmers, but anyone who spends any time on a farm should make a point of learning and appreciating all the risks inherent with farm life. Farms can be a fun place to visit, but require special attention. From respecting the hazards of powerful farm equipment to exercising caution around livestock, farm safety is everyone’s responsi-

bility. Parents, in particular, should do all they can to teach their children the importance of diligence when visiting farm properties. Canadian Agricultural Safety Week is delivered by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association in partnership with Farm Credit Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. To learn more, the public is invited to check out the website www.planfarmsafety. ca. Make certain your next farm visit is a safe one. And remember, as always, to thank a farmer. They remain a vital, and valued, part of the fabric of our community.


Rural immigration has a toothache To the editor: When I read people saying: “we need more…”, “something has to be done…” or “we need to do something”, it is a call to turn to the next page. However, in the case of your editorial of Feb. 23, 2012, “Rural Canada needs more immigrants, in face of aging population” I read the whole thing. Back in the ‘90s, I saw a one-of-a-kind TV commercial depicting a number of ethnic, heavily accented businesspeople, with an unaccented voiceover inviting Canadians to support their initiatives and brave ventures. The summary statement was saying: “If they fail, we all fail”! This was a government ad and it disappeared shortly afterwards without a trace. The editorial suggests we want immigrants now and at any cost, because we need your tax money and overall economical, positive input. In 1980, as a Polish recipient of political asylum in Paris, I was entitled to all social benefits, identical to the non-immigrant citizens of France. I worked as professional in the trade I learned in Poland. I never felt unequal in that traditional country of asylum. I never worked there with a toothache. Upon arrival in Canada, it became obvious Ontario is officially bilingual, which to all immigrants at the time meant they needed to know two official languages, instead of one. That by itself shouted loudly to the entire world: Im-

migrants of all nations do not move to Ontario! Most of the Polish families I met in the line-ups in the Manpower office noncommittally sniffed around for a while, packed up and moved to Alberta and B.C. Those with no technical professions, intellectuals and those service oriented, stayed put and hoped for the best. Later, in the ‘80s, still looking for more permanent professional status, as a Canadian citizen, I passed a French test in the Public Service Commission in Ottawa with BAB results, denying any chance of the employment with the government, as I was not fully bilingual. During years of work for the City Living Non-Profit Housing I enjoyed working with and for hundreds and hundreds of housing tenants. All races, religions, cultures and skin colours passed right by me. They, without exception, moved here in search of a better life. It took some just a bit longer to buy their first house… with their numerous toothaches... After 30 years of working for Canada I almost lost all of my teeth. This winter I gave a final test to my employment capacities, appalled by the vision of my Canadian perspective of retirement at the age of not even 65, but 67! Why does the Town of Renfrew or rural Canada need more immigrants? I’m already under the impression we have one too many… Andrew Kasprzak Burnstown

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Election fraud assault on democracy To the editor: The news about the robocall election fraud scandal keeps getting worse. There are reports that illegal calls took place in dozens of key swing ridings all over the country. This looks like a systematic campaign to mislead non-Conservative voters. It takes serious money and major phone number databases to target non-Conservative voters in multiple close ridings. Who paid? Where did the lists come from? Who decided? We need full, immediate, and publicly accountable investigations that include all affected ridings. We need a public inquiry to learn the whole truth and restore the basic integrity

of our democracy. This looks like a lot more than just “dirty tricks.” Highly organized electoral fraud is a crime, and a direct attack on the foundation of our democracy. If you get caught stealing a car, you don’t get to keep the car. If the party in government is found to be responsible for systematic electoral fraud then there must be new elections. It’s vitally important that we turn up the pressure by talking about the need for a public inquiry and real consequences for election fraud. Janice Gougeon Renfrew

Editorial Policy The Renfrew Mercury welcomes letters to the editor. Senders must include their full name, complete address and a contact phone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. We reserve the right to edit letters for space and content, both in print and online at To submit a letter to the editor, please email to , fax to 613-432-6689 or mail to The Renfrew Mercury, 35 Opeongo, Road, K7V 4A8

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How serious is the robo-call controversy rocking Parliament Hill?

Do you support MP Cheryl Gallant’s call for an end to public funding of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

A) Very serious. By-elections should be held and the Conservative Party deregistered if found gulity of cheating.


B) Serious. An inquiry should be held with stiff fines and jail time meted out to all who broke the law.


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A) No. The CBC is an important and integral part of Canadian culture and should be held in the public domain.

B) Yes. We cannot afford the CBC in this difficult economy.

C) The CBC should remain a public broad-

the few ‘rogue’ operatives involved should be rapped and then let’s get back to the nation’s business.

caster, with a serious look taken at ways to reduce costs and generate additional revenue.

D) It’s no big deal. All parties use

D) We don’t need a public broadcaster

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Free the Children carnival a hit

The bake table, laden with donations from parents and staff, was busy all evening with all kinds of goodies on offer. Keeping the sweets coming, from left are Central Public This little skater was among many who enjoyed the indoor ice surface at the Ma-Te-Way School student Elizabeth Scott and Queen Elizabeth students Danielle Kubiseski and Activity Centre for the March 6 Free the Children carnival. The event raised $2,600. Camryn McCallum.

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Fun galore at Free the Children fundraiser The Free the Children Winter Carnival March 6 hosted by Queen Elizabeth Public School, Central Public School, the RCI Blue Zone Committee and Miss Teen Ontario East Hillary MacMillan was a huge success with $2,600 raised for the organization at an event that drew a great crowd and rave reviews. At left, Brothers Rylee and Carson Giroux are thrilled with their balloon swords. Right, Britney McGrath gives Isaac Stewart some face designs. Mercury photos by Sherry Haaima

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Third member of the fearsome foursome arrives Sunday morning

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Ron Huntley found that the tree sparrows are above average compared to other years. This year he counted more than 50 at his feeders while in other years 10 would be the norm. These sparrows travel hundreds of kilometres to find food. Some years they remain until mid-April, in others they are gone by the end of March. Ron had red-winged blackbirds at his feeder on March 5, the same date as in 2009; the earliest was on March 1 1998. Ron keeps accurate records of the birds he sees on his property and the date they arrive. On his property in Lanark he has seen over 119 different species. I do envy him the 77 different species of hummingbird he has seen on his trips to Central and South America. On a recent trip he added 170 new birds to his life list. He has now over 1000 species on that list. Quite an accomplishment. White-winged crossbills

Richard McManus has been seeing whitewinged crossbills near Renfrew at the corner of Pucker Street and the Swamp Road for about a month. These birds are very dependent on the conifer cone crop and must travel to areas where the cones are plentiful in order to survive. They are also very partial to road salt and can very often be seen getting their ration at road junctions where the sand and salt mixture is used by township road crews. Purple finches and house finches are of the same family and therefore follow the same pattern to find food. Watch for them in flocks of up to 50 birds. Richard has also seen a pair of chickadees investigating a nesting box that they have used

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for the past three years. There is no guarantee that they are the same pair but among flocks of chickadees the dominant pair rules the roost and has first choice. Robert O’Donnell and Richard saw bald eagles overhead this past weekend. The eagles will be searching the lakes and rivers where there is open water in search of any animal that has perished over winter.

Thursday Mornings is Moms and Tots and Everyone else, with Peter Boldt 10am to 11am at the Renfrew Rec Centre Drop in fee $5.00 per family.

Bird houses

We have plans for several different bird and bat houses. We have found one that is not difficult to construct and has proven to be bird friendly. We do not recommend plywood unless you treat the ends of the sections with a preservative because rainwater will enter and cause the layers of wood to separate. The standard house with a 1.5 inch (4 cm) hole will accommodate bluebirds, chickadees, great-crested flycatchers, downy woodpeckers, white-breasted nuthatches and tree swallows. Tree frogs and flying squirrels will also use the houses. This is the time of year to inspect, repair, clean and disinfect all your houses. Use a mild detergent, water and a good brush to do the job. It is very rewarding to see a pair of birds building a nest in a bird house you have made.

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We received the following email from Jim and Laura Geymonat in Renfrew. It should bring a smile to someone’s face. My wife and I are foster parents and enjoy showing the children all the animals on our property. Last summer we were blessed to have Jesse with us. He was five and our daughter was 11 at the time. One day they came to me with an acorn, I told them if they planted it in the ground an oak tree would grow. They took a small spade, dug a hole a few inches deep and covered it up. To make sure I didn’t mow the tree down they made a sign that said, “Don’t cut grass here, acorn in ground”. Next week Jesse and I were cutting the grass on my riding lawnmower and noticed the sign was down. We went over to investigate and saw that the acorn had been dug up. I said to Jesse, would you look at that, a chipmunk has dug up the acorn. Jesse thought for a few seconds, then replies, “next time we won’t leave a sign “.

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Ontario is making it easier for hunters to enter big game draws for moose, deer and elk. For the first time, hunters can now enter the draws online. Draws can also be entered over the phone or by filling out and submitting a paper application at one of 69 select ServiceOntario centres across the province. Mail-in paper applications for big-game draws are no longer available. Hunters who want to purchase their moose and deer licences at the same time they enter

Spring fever is in the air, but watch that foot on the pedal. Motorists are reminded to keep an eye out for deer on area highways and side roads.

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Common grackles arrived over a wide area on Sunday morning. The grackle is the third member of the fearsome foursome, starlings, red-winged blackbirds, are the other two and only the brown-headed cowbirds remains to make its appearance. It is possible that they are at someone’s feeder already. Grackles, red-wings and cowbirds belong to a family that includes orioles, bobolinks, and meadowlarks. The fourth member of the fearsome foursome, the European starling, is in a family by itself. They all possess cone-shaped pointed bills, some are iridescent others highly coloured. They will eat anything from seeds to small aquatic life. As a group they consume huge amounts of insects. The redwings arrived at Ron and Brenda Golden’s in Admaston/Bromley on March 3, at Penny Brydge’s on March 4 at Vieland’s in Cobden on March 7, at Leith’s in Renfrew on March 7 and at Jo-Anne and Bill Wendt’s in Ferguslea March 6. It is amazing that these birds flew from as far away as the Gulf of Mexico and all arrived here over a period of only four days.

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Renfrew County NFU re-elects Dave Mackay for seventh term The Renfrew County National Farmers Union held its annual meeting on Monday, March 5 in Cobden. Dave Mackay was again elected president and Tim Tabbert, vice-president. It will be Mackay’s seventh term. About 50 people attended to hear guest speaker Kyle Dickson from JP2g Consultants Ltd., who gave his personal experience, and a broader scope on solar power systems and solar production in Renfrew County. Some of the information the crowd heard: • Renfrew County is the prime location for solar radiation. • Environment Canada reports that Renfrew County is in second place as to having the largest number of solar systems installed in all of Canada. • The installation of any one of the three sys-

tems contributes to greenhouse gas reduction and contributes to sustainable communities. • A word of caution was given that those installing systems. Use credible suppliers and who provide satisfactory warranties. A few years ago there were seven suppliers. Now there are 200. • Acquiring insurance coverage is sometimes an issue. Solar panels in certain areas are a target for vandalism. • Presently, the approval process for installing solar panels is on hold until the Provincial government releases its two year Review Report at the end of April. • Up until now, nothing is clear as to the possibility of the assessment class on properties with solar systems being changed from residential to other. • The most important piece of information


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given; anyone contemplating installing a solar system should not incur any costs or commence any work until approval is given by Ontario Power Authority (OPA), Hydro One and the Municipality. • There are many applications waiting in line for approval in Renfrew County. NFU involvement summary

At the end of the meeting Mackay gave a summary of the many accomplishments during the past year of the NFU’s involvement from working on revisions to predator control to lobbying those in power for improved relations with the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and the threat of the pending Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

on local procurement of local food and local services. Needs government support

Mackay added, agriculture needs the federal and provincial governments to come to the table to better understand that family farms and local food production will guarantee this county sufficient good quality and safe food now and into the future. The Renfrew County NFU also elected 16 directors: Christina Anderman, Stephanie Peterman, Robbie Anderman, Bob Dobson, Hugh Howard, Philip Witt, Gordon White, Marshall Buchanan, Campbell Crogie, Harold Gallagher, Doug Clendenning, Ida Vaillancourt, Adrian Straathof, Tom Kelly, Zach Loeks and Margaret Robertson.

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Everyone Irish on St. Patrick’s Day in Northcote

Even if you were born in Germany, or Scotland for that matter, if you lived in Northcote, you celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. Of course, if you were Irish, all the better. Mother, who claimed to have a touch of Irish in her blood, took St. Patrick’s Day seriously, which Father thought was nonsense. He was one of the few in Northcote who had no intention of celebrating the day. It was just another day in the week, as far as he was concerned, and he didn’t think much of Mother’s getting all riled up over a day which didn’t mean a thing to him. But Mother celebrated every holiday, right from St. John Batiste Day to Robbie Burn’s birthday, and St. Patrick’s Day was no exception. And so it was that year that Mother had me all decked out for this special day at the Northcote School. My older sister Audrey, and three brothers, after practically being laughed out of the place in past years with their bright green shirts, flatly refused to wear anything but the usual plaid shirts and overalls they wore every day. Mother took a blouse I had worn many times which had been fashioned out of flour bags, and dyed it green. It simmered on the back of the Findlay Oval for most of a day in dye bought from Ritza’s

MARY COOK MEMORIES Drug Store, and it was sure green, even after she rinsed it several times in cold water. Back then, everything was starched within an inch of its life, and on St. Patrick’s Day, I went off to the Northcote School with the bright green blouse as stiff as a board under my coat. Those in Senior Fourth, of course, wouldn’t stoop to wearing green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! The wearing of the green was reserved for those of us in the lower grades. I felt pretty Irish that day. But it didn’t take me long to discover that my school rival, bad Marguerite, had outdone me by a country mile. She must have gotten out of bed with the chickens, because she looked like she had been at school for hours. She was already settled in her seat when I got there, which was very unusual for Marguerite who liked to breeze in just as Miss Crosby

was ringing the bell. She loved a big entrance! But there she was in green from head to toe. Her wide satin hair ribbon in her hair matched the one at her waist. Her dress, like my blouse, was starched as stiff as a nurse’s bib. The dress was made of organza, just like something you would see in the ads in the Philadelphia Enquirer. Her mother had even dyed her white cotton stockings, and for this special occasion, she was wearing her Sunday Mary-Jane black patent leather shoes. I was suddenly very conscious of my flour bag blouse, but the last thing I wanted to do was let on to Marguerite that I was crazy-jealous of her St. Patrick’s Day fare. Now, every morning Marguerite took it upon herself, after we were all seated, to close the storm door securely, and hook the inside one so that it wouldn’t rattle. She was never asked to do this chore, and I thought it was easier for Miss Crosby to just let her do it than argue with the young tyrant who was a force to be reckoned with at the best of times. She would bounce back to her seat and Miss Crosby, with a deep sigh would say “thank you Marguerite,” then Marguerite would purr “You’re welcome, Miss Crosby.” It was enough to make you sick!

Well, that St. Patrick’s Day was no exception. She slammed the outside storm door, then bang went the inside one, down went the lock, and then she turned and bounded for her seat. Unfortunately for her, her dress didn’t go with her. You could hear the rip all over the school, and there stood Marguerite standing with the bodice of the dress in tack, and the skirt firmly anchored in the door jam! I suppose it would have been Christian of me to feel sorry for her with a heart filled with sympathy. But I confess I felt nothing of the sort. Miss Crosby took her into the cloak room at the back of the school, and eventually they emerged with Marguerite wrapped in two large pinny aprons reserved for the days when the pupils cleaned the school from top to bottom. One apron covered her front, and the other her back. And there she sat for the rest of the day. She wouldn’t even budge to get her lunch from the table at the back of the room. It had to be fetched for her. When I got home from school that night Mother asked me about the day. “I think it was the best St. Patrick’s Day I ever had,” I said. I was grateful Mother didn’t ask for an explanation.



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Tickets are still available for this Sunday’s National Hockey League Alumni game versus the Renfrew All-Stars at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. All proceeds from the 2 p.m. encounter go to the Renfrew Minor Hockey Association. Tickets are available from RMHA executive members, Benson Autoparts, the Renfrew Recreation Centre, Utronki’s and Finnigan’s. They are $12. Kids two years and under are admitted free of charge. Coaching the local squad will be Bob Grapes Dillabough and Kevin The Bear Regan. Perley Pearl Dog Black is the trainer. Strapping on the blades will be Shawn Trigger Mulvagh, Mike The Statue Martin, Donald Double Double Carty, Brad Little Beatty Gould, Steve Stickwork Linton, Greg Mrs. Utronki, Scott Crazy Legs Campbell, Patrick The Repairman Cayen, Jeff Halk Hogan, Steve Doc Radke, The Olympic Edge Tony Iob, Robert Mountain Man Fulton, Peter Fire Hose Whalen, Tim Rooster O’Connor and Allan Bullet Yull. Mike No Save Lefebvre and Daryl Redlight Fiebig are the goaltenders. The world’s most famous hockey dad, Walter Gretzky, will be coaching the Alumni squad. Players suiting up include Brad Marsh, Brent Gretzky, Rick Vaive, Bill Derlago, Lou Franceschetti, Dan Daoust, Todd Harvey, Mike Krushelnyski, Dennis Maruk, Marty McSorley, Mike Pelyk and goaltender Mark Laforest. Brad Marsh played for the Atlanta/Calgary Flames franchise, Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and in the early days of the modern-era Ottawa Senators. Brent Gretzky: Tampa Bay Lightning. Hometown Brantford Blast won senior hockey’s Allan Cup in 2008. Rick Vaive: Vancouver Canucks, Toronto, Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres. First Leaf to score 50 goals in one season. Bill Derlago: Vancouver Canucks, Toronto,

Boston Bruins, Winnipeg Jets, Quebec Nordiques. Posted 30-plus goals four times with Toronto. Lou Franceschetti: Washington Capitals, Toronto, and one game with the Buffalo Sabres. Named assistant captain with the Leafs for an injured Wendel Clark. Dan Daoust: Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs. Named to the All-Rookie team in 1983 with 51 points in 48 games. Todd Harvey: Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, Edmonton Oilers. Firstround selection, ninth pick overall by Dallas in 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Played in 2006 Cup final with Edmonton. Mike Krushelnyski: Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers (three Stanley Cups), Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings. Was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings as part of the Wayne Gretzky trade. Dennis Maruk: Washington Capitals, Minnesota North Stars. Scored 60 goals with Washington in 1981-82 season after reaching 50 the year before. Marty McSorley: Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers (two Stanley Cups) Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins. Shared his talents as both a winger and a defenceman. Also went with Gretzky from Edmonton to Los Angeles. Mike Pelyk: Toronto Maple Leafs. Led all Leafs defencemen with 12 goals in 1973-74. Mark Laforest: Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators. Has been named the American Hockey League’s (Baz Bastien Award) top goaltender twice. Former NHL defenceman Dave Hutchison is refereeing the contest. Hutchison played for the Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils and posted 1,735 penalty minutes in 584 games. He’ll be joined on the lines by Renfrew’s Terry Mr. McGoo McIntyre and Paul Wrong Call Simard. Mayor Bill Ringrose will be the game’s timekeeper.

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Charlie and Elizabeth Inglis were among the participants at the March 4 Loyal Orange Lodge 1939 bowling fundraiser for the dialysis program at Renfrew Victoria Hospital.

Wouldn’t it be something if Kanata captured Fred Page Cup? The Kanata Stallions will be hosting the Fred Page Cup April 24-29 at the Kanata Rec Complex. And so they should. I’m sure they’ll do an excellent job. But they shouldn’t be playing in it. As the host team, the Stallions will join the Central Canadian Hockey League champion, as well as the Quebec and Maritime league title winners in the four-team event. I believe the CCHL champs should be joined by the league finalist this year. In a 12-team league where the top eight teams get into the postseason, Kanata missed the playoffs. They

PETER CLARK PETER’S PUTTERINGS went 24-32-1-and-5 in 62 games. It wouldn’t do the CCHL any favours if the Stallions go out and lose every game by four or five goals at the Fred Page Cup. Worse still, how bad would it look if they were to win it? There should be some stipulation that the host team has to finish in the top four in the standings, or perhaps above .500, to complete in the Fred Page Cup tournament.

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The gun is still smoking: It was a move Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke was going to make eventually, but the chants of Fi-r-e W-i-l-s-o-n by Toronto fans at a recent home game certainly sped up the process. But there is plenty of blame to go around, and even the most diehard Leafs fans are beginning to realize that many of these hand-picked players obtained by Burke aren’t be-

coming the stars they were cracked up to be. When the Leafs don’t jump out of the blocks quickly next year, remember where you read it first. By Christmas, the new chant will be F-i-r-e B-u-r-k-i-e! F-i-r-e B-u-rk-i-e! Hockey catching on in the U.S.: I see NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s promoting of hockey throughout the overall landscape of the United States is really paying off. On a national sportscast in the States Sunday afternoon, the announcer noted that Pittsburgh led

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Boston 3-0 after the first quarter. Just to prove it wasn’t a fluke, he said it a second time. * * * Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators could become only the fourth defenceman in NHL history to lead the next highest scoring blueliner by 20-plus points in one season. He’d be in select company. The other three are Bobby Orr, Denis Potvin and Paul Coffey. And for this week: What Ottawa Senator was credited as the only netminder in the team’s history to score a goal?




Certainly, a team should have to make the playoffs. At least we know the Stallions will be well rested.

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The Renfrew Juvenile Timberwolves defeated the Smiths Falls Bears 12-1 in Lanark-Carleton Minor Hockey League postseason round-robin action Saturday night at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. The win vaults the Renfrew team into the league final versus Osgoode-Rideau. The Wolves went 4-0-and-2 in the round-robin. Mitchell Jamieson had three goals while Phil Carter, Stephen Cuthill and Adam Scott chipped in with two each for Renfrew. Curtis Millar, Joel Blemkie and Jared Riopelle canned singles. Simon Shaw got the goaltending win. The Wolves built a 6-0 lead in the first period. The Juveniles also tied the Arnprior Packers 5-5 March 4 in Arnprior. Joel Blemkie had a pair of goals in the deadlock. Ryan

Cuthill, Brett Riopelle and Adam Scott added singles. Riopelle and Craig Leclerc chipped in with two assists. Blake Schwartz faced 28 shots. Three Renfrew rep teams have punched their ticket to their respective Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League final series. Minor Midget Wolves advance

The Minor Midget Timberwolves topped the Arnprior Packers 3-1 March 5 at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior to win the semifinal series 5-3 in points. Sam Agnew notched the game winner on a rink-length dash while Carson Eady and Adam Martin also connected for the Wolves. Chloe Eady backstopped the victory. The Minor Midgets now take on the Pembroke Kings in the final.

The Peewee and Atom Timberwolves will both meet the Petawawa Patriots. Coming off their 2-1 fiveovertime period win over Pembroke, the Peewee Wolves travel to Petawawa next Thursday, and host game two Saturday, March 24 at 2:30 p.m. The Atom Wolves are also in Petawawa next Thursday. Game two is Sunday, March 25 on MAC ice at 7 p.m. The Atoms blanked Pembroke 3-0 to wrap up their semifinal. Crawford Leavoy had two goals and Carter Sammon a single. The shutout was Jacob Miller’s 14th of the season. The Atom Wolves were also in an Eganville tournament. They topped Muskrat 3-0 and lost 4-3 and 3-1 decisions to Pembroke. Thomas Barber had three goals, Simon Rose and Tanton Landriault two, and Carter Sammon a single. Tyson Johnston earned his fifth shutout of 2011-12.

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Finnigan’s Roadhouse certainly saved the best for last in the opening game of their bestof-five Eganville Hockey League championship series against the Golden Lake Thunderbirds Friday night in Eganville. Trailing 4-1 after two periods of play, and later 5-2, the Renfrew squad rallied for three goals in the final 7:12 of the third period before yanking a 6-5 victory from the jaws of defeat on Andrew McKay’s third goal of the night 14:40 into sudden-death overtime. McKay also forced the extra period when he connected on a Renfrew powerplay with just nine seconds remaining in regulation time.

Jeff O’Connor caged a pair of markers for Finnigan’s. Matt Box added the other during the third-period comeback. Cheyenne Two-Axe Kohoko and O’Connor traded goals just over a minute apart midway through the first period, before Scott Kohoko, Adam Bernard and Kurtis Godin shot the Thunderbirds into a 4-1 lead inside of a 4:49 span in the second period. However, Finnigan’s netminder Steve Bowes allowed just one third-period goal while his teammates mounted the comeback. Game two of the final is Friday night, 8 p.m. at the Eganville Arena. Finnigan’s will endeavour to draw one step closer to the Renfrew team’s fifth consecutive Eganville league championship.


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House league playoff action Conner Zohr beats an Arnprior opponent in the race along the boards in atom house league playoff action in Renfrew. Mercury photos by Lucy Hass

Avery Campbell (12) had a hattrick on home ice to set the stage for a deciding atom house league semi-final showdown last Thursday in Arnprior.

Arnprior came out flying last Thursday night to defeat Renfrew in semifinal atom action at the Nick Smith Centre. This Saturday at the MAC is the scene of a Atom House League hockey tournament.

The two Renfrew teams – B.R. Fulton Construction and NAPA Auto Parts – will meet for Upper Ottawa Valley Peewee House Hockey League supremacy. Game one of the four-point final at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre is Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. Both teams faced some adversity to get through their semifinal series. Fulton’s pulled out a 4-1 win over Eganville in game three of their series. Dawson Brown led the way with a hat trick. Nicholas Wright added the single while Brandon Hanniman made his value felt with four assists. Carter Atkins chalked up the goaltending victory. NAPA finished first during the 2011-12 regular season, but needed to scramble back from a 3-1 points deficit with a 6-2 win at home March 5, and 4-3 overtime victory in Pembroke two nights later. Wyatt St. Michael and Brandon Nykyforak had two goals in the 6-2 triumph. Hunter Wright and Ryan Fortin added singles. Braedon Reinert collected three assists and Nykyforak two. Hunter Wright was the overtime hero 1:45 in, to give NAPA its dramatic seriesclinching victory. Reid Hall, Brandon Fortin and Reinert notched regulation-time tallies. Bryce Schaap registered the goaltending win in both games. McKale Van Genderen also saw action in the final game. Deep River fended off Budget Roofing 4-1 to end the Renfrew team’s bantam house playoff in the third game of their semifinal series. Kerrigan Landriault scored for Budget Roofing. Braedon Vincent was between the pipes. The MAC is the scene of the Renfrew Minor Hockey Association’s annual atom house tournament Saturday.

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Goalie credited with scoring goal

Mid-Town Rug Rat goaltender Matt Wolfgram blocked 27 of 30 shots in the Gentlemen’s Hockey League Thursday evening. But his night will be remembered for much more than that. Wolfgram received credit for scoring his team’s only goal, breaking the opposing netminder’s shutout bid in the process. With a delayed penalty to Mid-Town signalled, Griffith Timbermart Kings netminder Bryden Schaap raced to the bench for a sixth attacker. The Kings’ Peter Whalen passed back to the point on the delayed penalty call, but that area of the ice had been left unattended. The puck went the length of the rink and into the unguarded net. Being the

last Mid-Town player to touch the puck, Wolfgram received credit for the goal. Although he never surrendered a goal himself, Schaap earned the goaltending win on 15-stops, but no shutout as Griffith won 3-1. Dan Rekowski had two goals and assisted on Terry McIntyre’s marker for the Timbermart Kings. Paced by two goals from The Mercury’s Paul Burton, Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy downed B.R. Fulton Construction 5-1 in the night’s early game. Steve Radke (1G, 2A), Corey Sweeney (1G, 2A) and Shawn Mulvagh added singles. John Freemark snapped Jeremy Scobie’s shutout bid with 1:45 remaining. Scobie blocked 12 shots. Zach McIntyre faced 35 in the loss.

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Willis F. Dryburgh of Almonte was on hand at the Valley Gun Show in Renfrew selling an assortment of rifles, straps and other hunting-related items. The sister show to this one is the Valley Fishing and Outdoor Show, set for Carp on April 13, 14 and 15.

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Kelly Homes and Renfrew Pizzeria will square off in the 2012 Renfrew Men’s Hockey League final. Kelly Homes advanced with a 7-2 win over Mickey’s Promotions at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre Thursday night while Pizzeria fended off Pitt Contracting 7-4. Two-time defending league champion Kelly’s jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead while building up a 38-20 shots on goal edge en route to their decision over Mickey’s. Tony Iob bagged the game’s first two goals, and added the last two, including a breakaway marker, as part of a four-goal night. Denver Mullen added the middle three goals for Kelly Homes. Corey Tyo and Jeff Jones answered for Mickey’s. Zach McIntyre made 18 saves while a busy Steve Bowes blocked 31 shots in defeat. After surrendering the game’s opening goal, Pizzeria came back with five answered. They needed it as Pitt’s narrowed the gap to 5-4 late in the second period, before two late goals put the game on ice for Pizzeria. Jimmy MacMillan had a hat trick and Ryan McIntyre a pair to pace the Pizzeria attack. Brady Pender and Mike Deslaurier added singles. Eric Logan collected two assists. Daniel Plouffe had a pair of Pitt Contracting markers. Others came from Corey Dougherty and Adrian Maves. Tyler Miller turned in a 25-save performance in the Pizzeria goalcrease. Steve Bowes made 18 stops for Pitt Contracting. The best-of-five final got underway this past Tuesday and continues this evening with an 8:30 p.m. contest at the Ma-TeWay Activity Centre. Game three is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21.

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The Eastern Ontario (EOSSAA) champion Renfrew Collegiate Raiders reached the quarterfinal at the Ontario (OFSAA) high school senior boys basketball championship for A schools in St. Catharines last week. In front row from left are Waqas Khurshid, Mark Hibbins, Bruce Cole, Chase Cotie, Liam Beattie and Connor Jamieson; and standing, manager Brent Villamere, assistant coach John Windle, Cooper Brown, Jacob Crilly, Abe Ellement, Josh Hudson, TC Fraser, Joel Corbin, Gord Gaddess, head coach Adam Noack and assistant coach Craig Beattie.


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RCI Raiders reach elite eight at OFSAA senior boys basketball championship Peter Clark

“What an emotional roller coaster! Those were the words of Renfrew Collegiate Raiders coach Adam Noack after his team posted a 1-and-2 record against some of the best A senior boys basketball teams in the province in St. Catharines last week. Sixteen teams took to the hardwood at Ridley College for the Ontario high school (EOSSAA) championship, including the Eastern Ontario (EOSSAA) 2012 title-winning Raiders. The Raiders entered the March 4-7 event as the No. 10 seed. No. 4-ranked E.S. Publique Omer-Deslauriers of Ottawa downed the Raiders 65-35 in RCI’s opening game Monday evening. “We had a tough game versus Deslauriers,” coach Noack observed. “They out-rebounded us and were really athletic. I thought we played well in the first half, but just got beaten down.” Jacob Crilly had 15 points and Josh Hudson nine for RCI. Deslauriers outscored the Raiders 29-11 in the second half. Game two was a different story, and the highlight of the tournament for the Raiders. RCI fell behind early, but stayed close at 19-15 after one quarter in their Tuesday noon-hour contest against the No. 7-seed E.S. Lajeunesse of Windsor. The Raiders pulled to within a single point at 33-32 by halftime, before climbing in front in the second half. RCI outscored Lajeunesse 11-7 in the third quarter, and 21-18 in the fourth en

route to an emotional 65-57 triumph. Noack called it a huge win. “Knowing that so many people were watching was so special to us and the message the boys received over the week created memories that they will never forget.” Crilly had 29 points in the game, Cooper Brown 11 points, and Gordon Gaddess 10 points and nine rebounds. Hudson also pulled down nine rebounds while Joel Corbin chipped in with seven points. On to the quarterfinal, the Raiders ran up against No. 2 seed St. Thomas of Villanova College of King City, Ont., who showed why they entered play with such a high ranking. Villanova jumped out to a 16-9 lead and stretched it to 33-19 by the half to jump-start a 62-29 victory. Hudson and Corbin canned eight points each for RCI. Crilly added five and Gaddess four. Coach Noack was quick to give credit to the opponent. “The journey ended tonight against an incredibly disciplined team from Villanova,” coach Noack said. “Even on our best night, I’m not sure we would have been much closer. “All in all, we won the game we wanted, and finished in the top eight at OFSAA.” The top two seeds met, as tournament officials envisioned, but it was in the bronze-medal game. Villanova outlasted top-seed E.S. Algonquin 61-50. Pretty River Academy (No. 3) of Collingwood topped host Ridley College (5) 47-45 in overtime to claim OFSAA gold.

With the wrap-up of basketball, volleyball and hockey, among other indoor sports seasons, the time is soon here to take high school sports outside. The sight of runners out on the streets and trails, taking advantage of the better weather, is far from rare. There is a five-kilometre fun run tak-

ing place this Saturday, hosted by Valley Source for Sports in support of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation to assist with the cost of the digital mammography unit. You can call 613-432-9333 for more information, or show up at Source for Sports at 9 a.m. to register. The run starts at 10 a.m. Many of the participants at the high

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The teams were tied 44-44 before Pretty River won the extra session 3-1. The St. Francis Xavier Falcons of Hammond, the team RCI defeated in the EOSSAA final in the Grant Gymnasium Feb. 24, also went 1-and-2 in the tournament. The lone win for the No. 13 seed Falcons came in double overtime.

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By reaching the quarterfinal, the Raiders finished the 2011-12 hoops season in the top eight among A schools. They were also the last English public school standing at OFSAA. RCI’s overall record was 25-and-13, which includes Renfrew County finalist and EOSSAA gold. Former RCI Raider Rob Stewart, a member of the 1985 senior team, noted that before this year, their squad was the last RCI team to advance to OFSAA. Via an email, Stewart informed us that the Raiders won over Arnprior to repeat as Renfrew County champions, and then defeated the Ottawa representative at EOSSAA. OFSAA that year was held in Timmins. The 2012 EOSSAA champion Raiders include Joel Corbin, Josh Hudson, Gord Gaddess, Liam Beattie, Waqas Khurshid, Jacob Crilly, Chase Cotie, Connor Jamieson, TC Fraser, Cooper Brown, Abe Ellement, Bruce Cole and Mark Hibbins; head coach Adam Noack, assistants Craig Beattie and John Windle; and manager Brent Villamere.

SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ADMASTON/BROMLEY TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on the 12th day of April, 2012, at the Municipal Office of the Corporation of the Township of Admaston/Bromley, 477 Stone Road, R. R. 2, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z5 The tenders will then be opened on the same day at the Township Offices, 477 Stone Road, Renfrew, Ontario at 3:05 p.m. Description of Lands: Part Lot 6, Con 15, Geographic Township of Admaston, Township of Admaston/Bromley, County of Renfrew Minimum Tender Amount: $6385.43 Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. Copies of Environmental Studies of the property may be obtained from the Township Office.

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This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact:

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Low Cup held in Deep River Behind The Glass

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Renfrew Curling Champs

The Renfrew Curling Club was a hub of activity on the first weekend in March as men’s and ladies club champions for 2011-12 were declared. From left is the men’s title-winning team. Sheldon Stewart, Jim Harbord, Phil Marcella and Ed Lepack receive championship hardware from the curling club’s Cliff Valleau.

Cliff Valleau of the Renfrew Curling Club presents the championship trophy for 2011-12 to the ladies rink of, from left, skip Barb Westgarth, Stephanie Langlois, Barb Roy and Anne Windle.

The Low Cup held in Deep River this week saw Renfrew going head to head against Pembroke curlers. Dave Eady, Jim Berg, Karl Mann and Ted Digel lost both their games, 10-4 and 9-5 respectively. Rob Warren, Don Rouble, Andy Humphries, and Ed Hanson lost their morning game 9-5, but won the afternoon game 14-4. This places Renfrew in the middle of the field with little chance of winning this year. In Autumn Leaves news, the Renfrew ladies played out the last games of the intramural competition in Pembroke. The ladies won three of their four games on Wednesday, but this was insufficient to raise their overall point total enough to place this year. The Killaloe Curling Club will take the trophy home for the first time.

St. Patty’s bonspiel this weekend at the Renfrew Curling Rink.

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Shake the Foundation dance raises $6,834 for Kidney Foundation Peter Clark

Members of Spare Parts fundraising group were on hand at Santa Fe Southwestern Grill on Raglan Street March 9 to make a cheque presentation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Spare Parts has participated in a number of Kidney Foundation fundraising events, including its Give the Gift of Life Walk last September. Spare Parts was the top fundraiser in eastern Ontario

with $13,997.28, and second in the province overall. Their latest cheque presentation was $6,834, proceeds from Spare Parts Feb. 25 Shake the Foundation dance at the Renfrew Armouries. Spare Parts captain Craig Dunbar – a kidney dialysis patient – was the main organizer of Shake the Foundation, but was quick to note the help he received from Renfrew-area cousins Bonita Leskie-Landreau and Tammy Leskie-Kelly, and friends Georgia Quinn

and Kellie Desjardins. “It was a great success,” Dunbar said of the dance at the Armouries. “I reached out to a bunch of musicians and they really jumped on board. We already have it booked for next year – on March 2nd.” Dunbar gives out a big “Thank-you” to all the sponsors. “We had a silent and live auction. Without all our sponsors, it wouldn’t have been a great success.”

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Mack wilson, Developer & Hansma-Beimers Construction Ltd., Builder have been Tarion Warranty Award Winners Every Year!


58 ROSEBRugH RD. HuRDS lAkE wATERfRONT A 4 level split level on beautiful popular Hurds Lake 125 feet of waterfront and 4 season living - paved road right to your entrance and close to town - 3 bedrooms plus living, dining, family room, eat-in kitchen - 2 baths - attached garage - all kinds of storage on the property - screened in porch with outstanding front deck and hot tub area overlooking the lake Call Helen to see this one. 432-0058

JUST LISTED - PINNACLE ROAD 5 Building Lots - Each Two Acres On Pinnacle Rd - Easy Access To Town - Paved Road Right To Your Door. All Severed And Surveyed And Ready For Your Home To Be Built Call Helen At 432-0058 2 BUILDING LOTS on Humphrey’s Rd (just off the Castleford Rd.) EXCELLENT LOCATION


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• WATERFRONT LOTS AVAILABLE One Located At Griffith On The Madawaska River – Little Timber Trail Lot Measures 200 Ft X 284.06 X 286.29 Ft. X 394.59 Ft – Great Holiday Fun For You And Your Family • ONE LOCATED AT LACROIX BAY RD. LAPASSE 225 FT. of waterfront on the beautiful Ottawa River – beautiful location and paved access right to the door


205 STEVENSON CRES. Great Neighbourhood! Great Home! Simply put this 2 storey 3BDR home has many new features throughout and is worth taking a look at. For details call Dave 613.401.2824



Make this spectacular 3 BDR on the beautiful Ottawa River your families home today. Plenty to showcase here folks, including an enclosed hot tub and gazebo, wood burning fireplace, oversized 1 car garage and a private master bedroom to call your own. For details call Dave 613.401.2824



D l O S


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818 8TH ST. (juST Off BARNET BlVD) Great access to highway and also to shopping - outstanding interior for you to view at this address - 2 bedrooms on second level plus large 4 pce bath - living room, dining room and kitchen overlooking a large tiered deck with arbor at the rear plus totally fenced yard - c/ air - beautifully decorated plus finished basement for 3rd bedroom or family room - your choice! Economical first class living Call Helen to see it at 432-0058


This 4 bedroom bungalow has a finished basement with a gas stove, central vac, & A/C. Newer roof, windows and doors with a detached garage. Private rear yard. Call today. MLS #818235


Wait until you view this one of a kind property - the home is exceptional in every way!!! 3 bedrooms - 2 and ½ baths - laundry on the main level - large living room with wood fireplace - dining room, kitchen and family room all overlook the massive front deck that overlooks the river - what a view!!!! The exterior is fully landscaped and all kinds of parking awaits you - paved road right to your driveway entrance - spectacular home for you and your family in every season. Call Helen at 432-0058

102 HARAMIS DR. Building lot in a prime residential area, measuring 57.35 feet x 112.66 feet deep – ready for construction to commence. • COMM. BUILDING LOT - Raglan St. N. • COMM. LAND HWY #60 - Fully serviced - C-2 zoning - 3 parcels • HARAMIS DR. (Manor Estates) Fully Serviced Lots

T juS D E lIST

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847 Raglan

GREAT BUSINESS.. Fast growing business that has been renovated with new floors, coolers and ductless a/c. Work at the store and live in the 3 bedroom attached unit. Be your own boss today. Great investment..MLS #805113

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34093 Hwy 41 EgANVIllE $55,000 Just on the outskirts of Eganville. This house and property has tons of potential. Call David to view. 613-401-2824


FREE HOME EVALUATION Call David for a free Evaluation of your home today

327 lISgAR

Starting out? Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. Own your own home in a superb location of town. 2 generous sized bedrooms, new roof, insulated garage are a couple great features here. Deck attached on the rear to a good sized well maintained yard. For details call Dave 613.401.2824


Excellent building lot with amazing waterfront on the Ottawa River. This lot is priced to sell at $72,900. Call David today at 613-401-2824. MLS #796846.


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OPG advises public of rising water levels on Ottawa and Madawaska Rivers Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is advising that flows and levels along the Ottawa and Madawaska Rivers and tributaries are steadily increasing and are expected to continue to do so due to the warmer weather and precipitation forecasted over the coming week. Ice conditions on area waterways are beginning to deteriorate with the warmer weather and area residents are advised that no one should be venturing out onto ice covered waterways

Learn more about safety around dams and hydroelectric stations by visiting: For weekly water level updates, please visit: Madawaska River or Ottawa River: For further water level and flow information for the Ottawa River please visit the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board at:



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opEn HouSE Sunday, maRcH 18 2-4pm

279 mclEan St.

Asking $169,900 for this three bedroom family home, 2 bathrooms, with finished basment, fenced rear yard, and garage.

gREat family HomE Ideal location, solid, four bedroom home, with finished basement, 2.5 baths, attached garage. MLS# 814204.

pRicEd to SEll Fourth Chute RD Douglas, asking $119,900 for this solid brick home with four bedrooms. MLS# 812576.

Picture your home here!



SpaciouS countRy Bungalow

Asking $249,900 and located at 4121 River RD, 2+1 Bedrooms. 1.5 baths on 1 acre. MLS# 813977.


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2425 Eady Rd. Asking $259,900, gleaming hardwood floors, three bedrooms, two baths, front porch across the front. MLS# 803335.


1341 Blind linE

Asking $169,900, three bedrooms, large family room, finished basement, several outbuildings. MLS# 818471.

22 Emon Rd.

Asking only $117,500 for this comfortable 2 BR home on 1/2 an acre. MLS# 818105.



Hobby Farm 138 aRgylE Many possibilities exist for this central Commercial location. MLS# 782020.


s 20 acre


tHinking of Buying oR SElling? call pEtER

Grant Settlement Rd, asking $369,900 for this 9 Acre hobby farm, large home, good barns and fencing, large heated workshop. MLS# 813108.


1442 olmStEad JEffREy lakE Rd.

Now $114,000, this three bedroom bungalow, full basement, needs some TLC, just off Hwy 17. MLS# 817509




27 mcgaRRy avE

Asking $129,900, three bedroom two storey with detached garage, requires some TLC. MLS# 815815.



1223 HalEy Rd.

Asking $116,900 for this two bedroom bunglow with garage and good interior space. Gas heat.MLS# 818517.

148 Bank St Asking $159,900 for this three bedroom family home, 2 baths, freshly painted and updated. MLS# 814974.

kElly’S coRnERS

Asking $42,900. 3 Acre Building Lot at Kelly’s Corners. Call Peter. MLS# 817056.

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Maple syrup is the special ingredient in these tasty spring-inspired appetizers Food ‘n Stuff

I still remember years ago visiting a sugar shack with my father. As we walked in the door, we were enveloped by the sweet-smelling steam billowing off the evaporating pans where the sap was boiling. And I remember the year that my husband and I tapped the maple trees close to our house. We watched for hours as the sap boiled down in a large canning kettle over a makeshift outdoor fire. We eventually ended up with two gallons of maple syrup. That experience gave us a new understanding of the formula that it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. We savored every drop of that syrup. March is the month when the new maple syrup is produced, and if you’ve never seen how this process takes place, it’s worth a trip to a sugar bush. Maple syrup can be used for more than pouring over pancakes. Here are two easy recipes that use it in appetizers. One is for a cheese spread that has just a hint of sweetness. The other is for a hot appetizer -- scallops wrapped in bacon, brushed with maple syrup, then broiled. Because the scallops are quite rich, I suggest serving no more than three or four per person. Maple Cheese Spread

125 gm pkg. cream cheese, softened to room temperature 1 cup grated medium Cheddar cheese 1 tbsp. maple syrup

Combine the three ingredients in a food processor, and mix until smooth. Chill 2 hours before serving. If you don’t have a food processor, use an electric mixer. This spread has just a suggestion of sweetness. It’s best served with crackers that don’t have a strong flavour of their own so they don’t overpower the taste of the spread. I like to serve it with thin, lightly salted crackers such as Bretons or rice crackers.

Ian McNeely*

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Sharon Bare*

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Keith Hawn*

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Shirley Kelly*

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Maple Scallops

4 medium or large scallops per person 2 slices of bacon per person 1/4-1/2 cup maple syrup (1/4 cup will do 8 scallops) If the scallops are frozen, thaw, and pat them dry with paper towels. Preheat your oven broiler. Take a baking tray that has a 1/2” lip around the entire edge, and line it with aluminum foil. Set a wire cake rack on the foil. Cut each slice of bacon in two pieces, each about 3-4” long. Wrap a slice of bacon around a scallop, and fasten it with a toothpick. Place this on the wire rack. Repeat with the remaining scallops and bacon, then liberally brush each one with maple syrup. Set the baking dish about 4” from the broiler. Broil the scallops for 5 minutes, then turn them over. Brush again with more maple syrup. Broil for another 3-5 minutes until the bacon is cooked until almost crisp. Serve hot on plates with a knife and fork.

Peter Bare*

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Sales Representative Res.


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330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3 432-7562


Brick & Vinyl sided bungalow, open concept, KIT, DR, LR, 3BDR plus 1- 4 pc bath, Full Basement with 4th BDR, large rec Room with Gas Furnace, Separate laundry room, Large work area. Asking $199,900 Call Ross for Viewing 613.433.1133



Looking for income to pay your Mortgage? — Upper Unit: Kit, DR, LR, 2 BDR, 1-4 PC Bath Plus computer room. Heated with F.A. Oil. Lower Unit: Kit, LR, 2 BDR, 1- 4 Pc Bath, E.B.B Heat. Call Ross for further details 613.433.1133.

1500 Sq. FT.

491 WhElAN Rd.

Open Concept Kith with Maple Cupboards plus island leading to back deck, Large LR, 1 – 4 pc bath, laundry room , 3 BDR with 1- 4 pc ensuite plus walk-in closet off MBR, hardwood floors throughout, full basement all dry walled, 4th BDR, furnace room, propane heat, large lot. Call Ross for details 613.433.1133

280 BAldWIN ST.

Open Concept Kith with Maple Cupboards plus island leading to back deck, Large LR, 1 – 4 pc bath, laundry room , 3 BDR with 1- 4 pc ensuite plus walk-in closet off MBR, hardwood floors throughout, full basement all dry walled, 4th BDR, furnace room, propane heat, large lot. Call Ross for details 613.433.1133

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Asking $129,900 for this modular home; Lot size 177’ by 276’ Great Condition, KIT, LR, 1- 4pc bath, 2 BDR Full Basement, New F.A. Oil Furnace in 2010. Immediate Occupancy. Call Ross 613.433.1133 for Details

87 MClEAN ST. 2 story brick and vinyl sided home; with freshly renovated kit, separate DR, LR (hardwood floors). 2nd level, 3BDRS plus 1-4pc bath, large Master BDR, full basement, with excellent height. F.A.gas 2008, roof 2010, many more extras. Call Ross for viewing. 613-433-1133

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1977: Dolans open new fabric shop in Renfrew

MARCH 18, 1937




FROM THE OLD FILES DENCE TO BE MADE INTO A DUPLEX: Files of The Renfrew Mercury show that 50 years ago the late Allan Francis began the erection of a spacious residence on the farm at the north western section of “the village�. The same home is now to be converted into a duplex by its present owner Mr. F. D. Vickers. The contract has been awarded to Mr. John A. Kippen, who has given sub-contracts to various tradesmen of Renfrew. Mr. Norman Moffatt has prepared plans, which show that there will be ample room for two families. In such a secluded spot, but with an admirable setting the Vickers home is one of which many people of Renfrew have never seen just the beauties of the lower part of Hincks Street are unknown to not a few people here. Rumour says that another of the larger houses of Renfrew will undergo a similar change. A FEBRUARY DRIVE ON HALLIDAY CREEK: After that famous Sunday night rain in February the waters of the Halliday Creek rare to such an extent that a drive of sawlogs took place on it. Drivers were Charles McIntyre foreman,

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RENFREW FEATURED IN UPCOMING OUTDOORS BOOK: The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunter4s will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in conservation this year. The Renfrew Fish and Game Club decided at a meeting Thursday, March 10, they would send in old pictures and articles of Renfrew events or the special anniversary book to be published this year. The annual meeting for elections of officers for the Renfrew Fish and Game Club will take place in May with new conservation officers, Lorne O’Brien, giving a presentation on wolves or hunter safety. Frank Dobec and John Kenopic were elected at the meeting to draw up proposals of what lakes and streams in this area should be stocked this year. They will present the proposals to the Ministry of Natural Resources at a meeting in Dacre. Lake Clear, Burns Lake and Green Lake


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MARCH 16, 1977


LEFT MARBLE SAMPLE: For some days this week there lay on The Mercury’s desk a slab of attractive marble, greenish, bluish grey and dark brown shades, beautifully mottled. It was from the Lanark county quarries in which Mr. Geo. H. Phillips is interested. It is particularly adapted to interior decoration and it was with the idea that it might catch the eye or those who are interested in Renfrew’s new hotel that Mr. Phillips left it. KNEW FEW PEOPLE NOW: Mr. John Royce of New York, with his wife, came home to Renfrew for the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. John McLaren. Years ago “John� was a clerk in Renfrew in the hardware store of Devine & Legree. Eleven years ago he became a citizen of New York, and is now in the building trade there. Seven years ago he ran home to see the old town and has not been back since, till this week, and in that short period he finds that the recognizable people in Renfrew are reduced to a minimum and mostly these who are touched with grey.

Daniel and J. Culhane, owners of the timber, and Patrick Shannahan, boom master at the bridge, all of Ashdad. These men think a record for earliest was set on the creek, which is the outlet of Norway Lake flowing into the Madawaska at Springtown.



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Clint Pettigrew

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are stocked every year with grey trout and every second year with brook trout. Former Conservation officer Sam Shields was elected to write the Fish and Game semi-annual bulletin. A NEW FABRIC SHOP FOR RENFREW: Alice and Earl Dolan, who are not at all new to the fabric business have opened a new store here in Renfrew. The couple have

been in the business the last eight years in Quyon and Alice has been associated with her mother Mrs. Malligan, for about 15 years. They have opened up the store on Raglan street situated beside Renfrew Cablevision and offer a great array of upholstery and drapery fabrics. Yard goods is sold by the bolt and piece and many good buys are available by the pound. They also have

Jim Munro Sales Representative 613-333-9500

a good selection of threads, zippers and all accessories. In May they will be selling the Necchi sewing machines. Alice and Earl had looked at several possibilities to open their new store but Renfrew and area residents will be glad they have chosen Renfrew. For help with heritage research, call 0315 R0011317191

MARCH 15, 1912

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We at Min Com Kargus Real Estate Inc. are celebrating 15 years in business at the SAME location. We want to thank all our clientele for their loyalty in repeat business and referrals. Very much appreciated. We also want to thank the other agent working for other companies for selling our listings. We look forward to working with YOU in making YOUR next move in real estate a pleasant and profitable experience by offering our “FULL (MLS) SERVICE and minimum commissions.�







On a beautifully treed waterfront lot in Vydon Acres sits this lovely 3 bedroom cedar home. The main oor features a kitchen with built in appliances, formal dining room and living room with vaulted ceilings and a custom stone ďŹ replace. Patio doors lead to an oversized deck overlooking the Ottawa River with a sunken hot tub. Master bedroom highlights include a 3 piece ensuite and his and hers closets. Walk-out lower level.

Sunday March 18 2pm-4pm

ASKING $159,900


Lovely Brick 3 Bedroom Family Home Centrally Located Features Hardwood Floors, Spacious Family Size Oak Kitchen, Central Air, Gas Furnace, Main Floor Familyroom & Full Basement. Workshop/Garage Is Insulated & Heated & Has Its Own Hydro & Newer Windows. TerriďŹ c Starter Or Retiement Or For Home Business‌.Call To See All This One Has To Offer!

Between Arnprior & Renfrew Just Off Hwy 417 For Easy Commutting. Four Levels Living Space Features 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, All Appliances. Enjoy Gorgeous Sunsets & Good Neighbors. Make Your Move Now And Enjoy The Whole Summer In Your Own Inground Pool!


Kelly Derue, Broker 613-433-2681

Eady Realty, Inc. Brokerage

9 CARNEGIE CRES, CALABOGIE Saturday Mar 17th 2-4pm Mike Labelle


29 Partridge Dr., CALABOGIE



DECEIVINGLY SPACIOUS. Totally renovated home with newer addition. New kitchen with direct access to dual decks Neutral dÊcor.. Main oor laundry. Lots of parking. IMMACULATE 3 bedroom, 1 ½ baths on large lot on quiet cul de sac centrally located to downtown. PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP IS EVIDENT THROUGHOUT THIS AFFORDABE HOME ! MUST BE SEEN!

MLS# 820341 $199,900


187 ALLAN DRIVE, ARNPRIOR MLS # 822016 ASKING $189,900

Between Arnprior & Renfrew just off HWY 417 for easy commuting. Four levels living space features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, all appliances. Enjoy gorgeous sunsets & good neighbors. Make your move now and enjoy the whole summer in your own inground pool!

30 Russell Street North, Arnpriorhandyman Required To Complete Some Requiered Workto This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Starterhome.Laminate Floors, Some Newer Windows & Door.Detached Garage/Workshop. Great Location To Shopping.Loaded With Potential


111 CROSSLAND DRIVE MLS # 811496 NOW ASKING $118,500

Spacious Semi Detached Close To Shopping, Church, Schools, Hwy 417 & Timmy’s. Addition At Rear Make This One Stand Apart From Other Units In This Area. Includes All Appliances, Numerous Updates, Gas Furnace & Central Air. Move In Condition! Flexible Closing!



FULL SERVICE... Minimum Commission

Saturday Mar 17th 2-4pm Mike Labelle


127 Elk St. Hunter Gate Subdivision Sunday Mar 18th 2-4pm Helen Vincent 613-432-0058

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Proceed on Gillan Rd to foxden St and follow my signs to this beautiful home - hope to see you there

279 McLean Street Sunday Mar 18th 2-4pm Peter Vincent 613-432-0319

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Valley Vintage Advanced Toastmasters host contest Fran Watson


Valley Vintage Advanced Toastmasters hosted the Area 10 International and Table Topics Speech Contest on Friday, March 9. Area 10 covers the Ottawa Valley from Deep River to Arnprior, and includes members from Ottawa in the advanced club. Great thanks go to all who attended and helped to make it a success, from ballot counters, to judges, to timers, to guests who came to provide their support. First place winners go to the Division B contest on Saturday, March 24 at the Ottawa Citizen Building. Area 10 Contest

From left, Lynne Zander, Contest Chair Table Topics, Ed Nicholson, Area 10 Governor, Beverley Miranda, District Governor – District 61, Rick Holloway, Division B Governor, James Johnston, Chalk River Toastmasters Club, Fred Shuck, Renfrew Toastmasters and Lynne Kobus, Valley Vintage Advanced Toastmasters.

Spaying, neutering saves animals lives, says SPCA Ontario SPCA Renfrew County branch manager. McElman also says spaying and neutering pets will decrease health risks and physical stress and improve behaviour. Fixed pets are also less likely to roam, thus reducing the risk of injury, accident and loss, she adds. The SPCA notes that spaying and neutering do not lead to weight gain, and are safe, routine surgical procedures. The organization also notes that dogs and cats breed simply to satisfy hormone-induced instincts, and that spaying and neutering can significantly reduce health risks from cancers and infections. To learn more about the importance of spaying and neutering, visit www.fixyourpet. ca.

Mississippi Textile Museum features P.E.I. exhibition The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is launching a new exhibition from Prince Edward Island. The exhibition is titled, Letters, by artist Nancy Cole. Nancy Cole is a textile artist based in Summerside, P.E.I. Her contemporary practice is based on traditional quilting skills, which she uses to produce concept-based textile art with a strong narrative component. As she puts it, “Through my own language of abstraction, I tell stories. Stories about foreign adoption, synchronicity, Canadian cultural identity, etc.” Cole makes all of her pieces out of multiple layers of silk,

often heavily frayed, with each layer contributing to the storytelling. A recent series of semi-transparent and textured panels is titled Sorrowful Letters. Inspired by Henryk Gorecki’s third symphony, she has incorporated diaries and letters of three Island women from the mid-20th century, a period that Cole calls “... a time rife with fear of (the) world (’s) annihilation.” The exhibition Letters runs at the museum from Tuesday, Feb. 7 until Saturday, April 14. The museum is located at 3 Rosamond St. E. in Almonte. The museum is open yearround from Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



10 LESLiE AvE – COtiEviLLE 3 bedroom bungalow, 1 bath, hardwood floors, new kitchen, gas heat, full basement, detached garage, on private lot. $155,000, Renfrew

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Teri Leech, Sales Rep. (cell) 613-433-6994

Prime Valley Realty Ltd.

Pat Forrest Broker of Record

1105 Goshen Rd. Renfrew ON, K7V 3Z4

Dedicated, Professional, Experienced


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194 Daniel St. S, Arnprior 613-623-7303 Heather Kennedy & Mike Labelle Sales Rep 613-797-0202

OPEN HOUSE – Sat, Mar. 17TH 2-4pm

Affordable 1 bedroom house on large lot, garage, workshop, natural gas heat, metal roof, 100 amp breaker service. Why rent when you can pay your own mortgage down! MLS #822696 $99,900





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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!


Fix your pet, says the Renfrew branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Ontario branches of the SPCA are appealing to all pet owners to spay or neuter their pets. Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up on the street or orphaned every year, with many more becoming neglected and abused, says a recent news release. Pet overpopulation is at crisis levels in Ontario, but having pets spayed or neutered will directly address this problem. “Pet overpopulation contributes to the cycle of neglect and abuse. The Ontario SPCA responds to over 13,000 animal cruelty complaints every year,” says Tracy McElman,

Submitted photos

From left, International Speech Contest chair Maureen Whittaker, Ed Nicholson, Area 10 Governor, Beverley Miranda, District 61 District Governor, Rick Holloway, Division B Governor, Daniel Banks, Chalk River Toastmasters Club, Fred Schuck, Renfrew Toastmasters Club. Missing from the photo Marc Bissonnette, Pembroke & Area Toastmasters and Lenore Whelan, Valley Vintage Advanced Toastmasters.

9 CARNEGIE CRES, CALABOGIE Business Opportunity, MLS 817024 $449,900

Great Building Lot 5th Concession Rd., Mississippi Mills

A very quiet and peaceful 2.67 acre building lot. Winding gravel driveway in place leading to a clearing for your house. Lot is severed and ready to build on. Hydro and phone at the road. MLS# 818192 $64,900

29 PARTRIDGE DR, CALABOGIE New Home MLS 816271 $289,900


International Speech Contest: first place, Fred Schuck, Renfrew Toastmasters; second place, Daniel Banks, Chalk River Toastmasters. Table Topics Contest: first place, Lynne Kobus, Valley Vintage Advanced Toastmasters; second place, Fred Schuck, Renfrew Toastmasters.


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Employment resource centre marks 13 years of local service

General MeetinG When: March 26th at 7pm Where: Town Hall Board Room All interested vendors should attend.


Contact Anges for more information 613.432.8918

Bayford Photography “Like” Bayford Photography Weddings/Engagement/Special Event Families/Individuals Maternity/Newborn/ Children Professional headshots/ Glamour


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entertainment SaTuRDay maRCH 17 In the hall 6pm

THE DEBENHAM BROTHERS The Renfrew County Fiddlers, Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drums, & Step Dancers

With the ontrac celebration cupcakes at its open house, from left, are Bert Morrow, executive director of ontrac Employment Resource Services, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski and Jean Huard, service delivery manager from the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities in Ottawa.

Network providing quality

employment services in the community. More than 70 individuals attended the open house, visiting the expanded ontrac facility, obtaining information on Employment Ontario programs and services and meeting the ontrac staff. ontrac Employment Service Centre provides free ‘employment assistance services’ to all individuals and employers in Arnprior and area. It contains a fully equipped resource centre, which includes computers with Internet access, photocopier, Skype, fax machine, job alert board, newspapers, work search and resource materials, and community resources with professional staff to provide assistance. Weekly group workshops, DVDs and certifications in Smart Serve, Customer Service, WHMIS, Fall Arrest and Safe Food Handling are also conducted. Individuals have access to confidential one-on-one employment and career counselling, to help develop focused resumes, letters in job search and build their portfolios. Clients learn effective job search marketing skills and obtain assistance in career decision

making and employment goal

setting ontrac is also an assessment centre for Employment Ontario programs such as Second Career, Self Employment Benefits and Job Creation Partnerships. They also provide services to area employer clients. Assistance to employers includes free job postings, selection and referrals for qualified candidates, apprenticeship information and possible wage incentive programs for worker assessment, experience and training. Staff work closely with other government and community agencies to ensure all clients receive the appropriate services to meet and to support their individual employment needs. ontrac is located at the Kenwood Corporate Centre, 160 William St., Suite 120, Arnprior. It is open from Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and remain open through lunch. Visit their website at www. getontrac for more information. Drop by or call 613-6234680 for an appointment.

Ontrac, the free employment resource services organization, celebrated 13 years in the area Feb. 15 with a celebration in Arnprior. Executive director Bert Morrow speaks to a roomful of workers and clients, along with MPP John Yakabuski and local mayors David Reid and Mary Campbell at the event at its Kenwood Corporate Centre location.

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important contribution to area employers and laid-off workers, as well as providing local accessibility for employment services in Arnprior and surrounding area. McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell shared that she herself has had six careers in her employment journey, representing today’s changing world of work. She highlighted the importance of retraining and job seeker awareness of transferable skills. She also praised ontrac’s assistance to local area employers for jobmatching and placement and community capacity building. Greater Madawaska Mayor Peter Emon stressed the importance of support for those persons who experience job loss and the value of career and employment counselling in developing alternatives to assist them to get back ‘ontrac’ in the job market. Jean Huard, a service delivery manager for the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities in Ottawa, read a letter of congratulations to ontrac from Glen Murray, Minister, Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, as part of the Employment Ontario Employment Service

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Douglas Lions Club

trick Parad a P . e St Friday Evening March 16th at 7:00 pm Come and enjoy the parade sponsored by

Douglas Lions Club Floats & Leprechaun Hoofers welcome Contact: Douglas Lions Club @ 613-649-2689 or Preston @ 613-649-2378 to book in your float and get parade instructions Prizes will be awarded at the

Douglas Tavern Lions Club chip wagon available.

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EMC News - The ontrac Employment Resource Centre is celebrating its 13th year in providing employment services in Arnprior and area. On Feb. 15, to celebrate the occasion, ontrac invited past, present and future clients, employers, community partners and government officials to attend its open house. Bert Morrow, executive director of ontrac, as well as president of Intravision Ontario, welcomed those in attendance, guest speakers and staff and introduced Karen Prince, an employment training consultant with the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities in Renfrew, as well as his wife, Brenda Morrow, a director of Intravision. In a brief overview of the history of ontrac, Morrow explained that in 1999, Service Canada identified a need for employment services in Arnprior and area. In January 2000, Intravision hired two employees and shared space with the Boeing Action Centre, to provide employment services to displaced workers. Six months later ontrac moved to its new premises at 39 Winners Circle and in April 2005 relocated to its present space at the Kenwood Corporate Centre. Since 2000, ontrac staff has responded to the employment needs of Arnprior and area individuals. This included workers downsized from high-tech sector in Ottawa, as well as laid-off workers and plant closures in local manufacturing. Morrow reported that since January 2000, there have been more than 9,500 new client registrations at ontrac and over 25,000 client visits to the ontrac Resource Centre. ontrac now has staff of eight employees, including the original two that began in 2000. In 2010, ontrac was selected by Employment Ontario/Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to deliver the ‘full suite’ of employment services as part of the Employment Service Employment Ontario Network. As an Employment Ontario program, ontrac is funded in part by the federal government and delivered by Intravision Ontario. Morrow introduced guest speakers that included: Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski congratulated ontrac for delivering one-stop free employment services in the community, providing worker and employer clients with the information they need when they need it, on government and community programs and services. Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant was unable to attend, but she provided a letter read by ontrac’s program co-ordinator Jeanne St. Louis congratulating ontrac for providing 13 years of exceptional service to the Arnprior and area community. Arnprior Mayor David Reid recognized ontrac for the

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Parade starts @ 7:00 pm sharp @ St. Michael’s School, lining up starts @ 6:00 pm $100.00 prize for Best Float donated by Preston Cull Auctions $100.00 prize for Best Family Float donated by Jamieson Travel $100.00 prize for float coming farthest donated by Douglas Tavern The Renfrew Mercury EMC - Thursday, March 15, 2012 29


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Open category second place Marlene Hanneman.


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Open class first place Richard McManus.

Camera Club focuses on silence Barb Bristow

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A Renfrew Camera Club photo competition was held for all club members on Feb. 22. Camera club members were all the judges with one stipulation, that they could not vote for their own photo. Prior to the judging club president Richard McManus handed out the judging criteria. The judges were to look for the following in the images being judged: 1) Is there a clear center of interest in the photo? 2) Is the image well composed? 3) Is the focus crisp and is the exposure appropriate? 4) Does the photo tell a story? 5) Does the lighting enhance the subject and message?

6) Is the approach creative? 7) Is it truly a ‘Wow’ shot? 8) Is it a shot that is not a ‘run of the mill’ shot and a little more challenging to achieve? All in all, it was a good learning experience for all participants. Members entered photos in two categories: Silence (18 entries) and Open (17 entries). In the Silence category awards were presented to first place Richard McManus, second place Chris Mussett and third place Richard McManus; and in the open category first place Richard McManus, second place Marlene Hanneman and third place Richard McManus. Photo competitions motivate members to try to capture the perfect or elusive shot and to become more skilled at critiquing their own images. They are fun and challenging. Usually the camera club hosts one a year.

There will be aTuesday Special Meeting of Council for the purpose of discussing Operating & November 1, 2011 Capital Budget Presentations beginning at 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. TOWNSHIP COUNCIL CHAMBERS

There will be a Special Meeting of Council for the purpose of discussing

Wednesday, April�4, 2012 Staff Retention

Risk Management � Succession Planning

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This notice is given pursuant to Section 238 (2.1) Thursday, April 5, 2012

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of the Municipal Act 2001. Animal Building, Noreen C. Mellema, CMO CAO/Clerk

Dated at the Township of McNab/Braeside in the County of Renfrew

This notice is given pursuant Section 238(2.1) of the Municipal Act 2001. this 18th dayto of October, 2011. R0011156253

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Liberal drug reform providing better care for families Royal LePage O’Neil Realty – Ad for FEBRUARY 2, 2012

97saved TOMS over 3,800 drug products for over 3.5 million right time and in the right place. Ontarians have an ROAD additional $100 been added to the Ontario Drug Formulary.” 2385 HWY#60 “We won’t shy away from making changes people. These savings are the result of: million in new(HOFFMAN/ savings, thanksMCLEAN) to the province’s (CROZIER) • Ontario has approved 24 new brand name • cutting the cost of generic drugs in half and that benefit patients. In 2010, we cut generic drug system reforms, says a Jan. 27 news re97 TOM’S ROAD 570for RAGLAN STREET S. in half, allowing us to fund more drugs and 16 new cancer drugs/indications for drug prices changing the way Ontario pays them; lease from the provincial government. (KLUKE) 2385 HWY#60 through the public drug pro• better listing agreements with drug manu- professional services provided by pharmacists,” reimbursement “Launched in 2006, Ontario’s drug reforms 3+1 bedroom familythe home on 1.6 with said Minister of Health and Long-Term Care grams since April 1, 2011. facturers; and, are now saving province $500acres million an-a creek in the backyard. Spacious kitchen &$100 living room, 2 570 RAGLAN STREET S. 2 bedroom, situated a 63.2 More home than $1.5 billiononhas been saved Deb Matthews. “This year, our drug reforms 1.5 •storey • more substitution of brand name drugs nually — and this year an additional milfireplaces, convenient main floor laundry. farmthrough just 5 drug milesreforms to Renfrew with 2-part since 2006. have led to even more savings acre while hobby covering with generic drugs that are equally effective. lion will2bebaths, saved,” the release says. Family Warmth Inside & Out! bedroomdrugs family Large“Savings workshop wood shed. into Situated on quietRe-investing vinyl plus tack roomdrug & cattle • Reducing generic pricesloading will provide new4life-saving — whichbarn means& we canshelter savings from drug reforms into This will+be re-invested providing home has been thoughtfully upgraded preserving itsfor patients, country road with easy highway access. $195,000 ramp. Property backsdrug ontoplans the with Bonnechere River. $91 million in savings, when and private better community-based services such as Fam- better community care is part of the McGuinty re-invest in better care naturalplan beauty. Hardwood custom kitchen MLS#816677 and people who pay for MLS#798656 drugs out-of-pocket where they need it,” Matthews $284,500 says. to provide Ontariofloors, ily Health Teams and home care. Drugs to treat government’s action deck overlooks impressive yard.Benefit program covers with savings of $13 million. Ontario Drug access to Back the right care, at the the• The cancer and help people quit smoking have also families withcabinets. An Exciting Property to Call Home! $289,000 MLS#809911 2



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163 RENFREW AVENUE W. Affordable 2 bedroom garden home with appliances included • Covered front entry, HRV, 357 WadE aVENuE Central air, great for • Lovely & fun, 3 bedroom, family home downsizers! •featuring upgraded kitchen $179,900 MLS#808689 • Off 3 season sunroom boasts large deck, 11 heated in-ground pool, & miles of trails behind the property. Truly unique! A Must See! • $275,500 MLS#816768 •

Affordable Family Living! • 3 bedroom, 2 bath family home Immediate570 Occupancy! • Hardwood floors central air, 2385 HWy#60 RaglaN STREET S. 3• bedroom, 2 bath home with garage, 2 tiered deck & • detached 63.2 Acre Hobby Farm just 5 miles to Completely upgraded, 4 bedroom home with lots carport, private backyard & private fenced yard Renfrew backing onto the Bonnechere River of family warmth inside & out! storage shed. Lot of potential! • • $178,000 MLS#810254 2 bedroom home, 2-part barn, vinyl shelter, • Hardwood floors, custom kitchen cabinets, back 10 $159,500. MLS#800169 deck & impressive grounds. Call today for more info! tack room & cattle loading ramp MLS#809911 • $284,500 MLS#798656 MLS#796522 • $289,000 9

2017 CHURCH STREET (GENWORTH) 25 ROSEBRugH ROad • Affordable 3 bedroom family home recently 2017 CHURCH STREET renovated kitchen & bath, hardwood & laminate flooring throughout & lower level Attention Handymen! Affordable • family family room with wood stove home in Douglas on nice • Situated on 1.08 acres just 10 minutes to town corner lot! • $225,000 MLS#820449 Lots of potential, 4 bedrooms, 2 • baths, needs some TLC $89,000 MLS#812493 12 •

528 OPEONGO ROAD (KARAVIDAS) 678 ENgliSH ROad 528 OPEONGO ROAD • Lovely, private family home on 1.22 acres with above ground pool & lots of storage Modernly designed, spacious • 3+1 bedroom bungalow with updated family home on 5.03 acres within kitchen & great yard for family activities walking distance to downtown • $214,500 MLS#796909 Hardwood & ceramic flooring attached double garage, inground pool $495,000 MLS#796522 13

24 Vimy BlVd. • Affordable Family Home with 2 main floor 86 BONNECHERE STREET bedrs + 2nd floor master loft, 2 baths, large • Lots of Character! Inviting, 3 bedroom eat-in kitchen with patio doors home with spacious living room, gleaming • Fenced yard, hot tub & within walking hardwood floors, back deck distance of amenities • Newer windows, roof & front porch FORTINGTON • $159,500 MLS#820601 627 • $155,000 STREET MLS#793812 (DUNBURY DEVELOPMENTS)

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Well maintained 3 bedroom • Loads of Character Inside & Out! • Great Family Living on 1.22 family home with newer back new listing • 3 bedroom brick home on nice acres listing just 20km from Renfrew! new addition, private rear deck & corner lot, spacious living room • 3+1 bedroom bungalow with fenced yard with gas fireplace, hardwood bright, updated kitchen, great 10070 HigHWay #511 Double paved driveway with floors, back deck yard, hardwood flooring, Great location for this MLS#793812 detached garage • $155,000 screened-in porch, recreational property, 6 $204,000 MLS#816179 • $214,500 MLS#796909 2.93 acres, just minutes to 5 7 White Lake boat launch, Calabogie ski hill, golfing, 144 mClaCHliN STREET, aRNPRiOR MLS#822378 1436 gaRdEN OF EdEN ROad MLS# 822892 snowmobiling. Backs onto Spacious & modern, this lovely family home has been A little piece of paradise! Large pond in backyard surrounded by 16 hundreds of acres of Crown meticulously cared for with many updates! Kitchen with acres of land to call your own. Oak cabinets in kitchen & rustic maple Land. Well built. Call today cherry-stained cabinets, stunning dark hardwood throughout hardwood flooring throughout most of main level. Partially finished for more info! main level, living room with gas fireplace, patio doors in basement with bright & spacious family room! MLS#822461 dining room lead to large deck & private backyard



• Lovely location with access to miles of bush trails new in the backyard listing 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 gas fireplaces, upgraded kitchen, • fenced yard, garage, deck & pool $275,500 MLS#816768 • 4




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2232 BELLAMY ROAD (PUBLIC GUARDIAN/ TRUSTEE) 749 FiFTH STREET 2232 BELLAMY ROAD • Well maintained, 3 bedroom family home with all the upgrades! • • Located near White Lake, this Fun games room in lower level, private seasonal/ recreational property rear deck, fenced yard, detached garage & offers 200 acres to roam! double paved driveway $204,000 • • Structure close to road MLS#816179 would make a great hunt camp • $290,000 MLS#815280 New Price

HaRRy STREET 795163 FOURTH STREET • Excellent Family Home in a great neighbourhood close to amenities •• Hardwood floors just finished, central air, 3rd Attention all Handymen! • level awaiting your design, 3 bedrooms, 2 1.5 storey, 2 bedroom home situated on a nice town lot baths, private, fenced yard MLS#810254 •• $178,000 $65,900

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431 dOmiNiON STREET • Well maintained 2+1 bedroom bungalow located close to all amenities • Large eat-in kitchen, newer 4pc bath, main floor laundry, lower level family room & playroom, fenced in yard MCANDREW STREET • $152,500 MLS#820819 Level oversized 100’ x 100’ building lot on quiet street in town. MLS#813533

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627 FORTINGTON STREET Commercial Space in great location, close to HWY#17 & box stores! Plenty of parking, bright, 620 BaRNET spacious, privateBlVd. office MLS#819079 in back • Commercial Building on 2.44 acres Put Your Business Where It Can FOR SalE Be Seen! MLS#770869 • Main building with 20 offices, 2 boardrooms, extensively renovated & 17 upgraded + 2400 sq. ft. rear building • Great Location- easy access to HWY#17


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Learn from every safety incident Theresa Whalen Canadian Federation of Agriculture Farm Safety Consultant

Farming and ranching can be a dangerous occupation. That’s why it is so important to track and check each safety incident and learn from it – so that you can prevent it from happening again. The Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting program (CAIR) reports an average of 115 people are killed by farm related incidents every year, with at least 1,500 hospitalized. In 2006, a total of 13,801 Canadian farms reported one or more medically treated or lost time injuries, reports Statistics Canada. To help producers develop an incident track and check process, a new farm management tool called the Canada FarmSafe Plan has been developed by the Cana-

all necessary actions to ensure it doesn’t happen again.” The primary function of a farm safety incident investigation is to determine the root cause of the incident. To understand this, you need to find out: the immediate events leading up to it; what contributed to the incident such as unsafe actions or conditions, maintenance, operator training, external influences (weather, distraction, stress, etc.); the root causes that set the stage such as inadequate safety polices, procedures, maintenance or attitudes. Consider all possible influencing factors. Talk to anyone who was involved with or who saw the incident. Make note of their answers to these six questions. • Who was involved? • Where did the incident happen? • When did it happen?

dian Agricultural Safety Association. The Canada FarmSafe Plan supports the theme Plan-FarmSafety, a three-year focus for the Canadian agricultural safety campaign. In 2010, the campaign promoted “Plan” with safety walkabouts and planning for safety. This year, the focus is on “Farm” including implementation, documentation and training. And in 2012, emphasis will be on “Safety” including assessment, improvement and further development of safety systems. A free download of the core Canada FarmSafe Plan is available at “Near misses are free warnings,” said Ron Bonnett, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. “You need to understand what happened, learn from it, and take

Man jailed again

• What were the immediate causes? • Why did the incident happen (root cause)? • How can a similar incident be prevented? All the information gathered should be summarized, reviewed by the worker(s) involved and signed by each to confirm accuracy. A copy of the report should be offered to the worker(s) involved. Keep the original on file in a confidential manner for at least three years. The final and most important step in tracking and checking a farm safety incident is correcting the cause of the incident. This may require changes to the process, facility, equipment or level of training required to do the task in order to reduce the risk of this type of incident happening

An Ottawa man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for the second time for continuing to ignore a probation order directing him to make payment of $50,000. In 2004, Andy Woods was convicted of illegally harvesting several hundred trees from Crown forest next to his property in Greater Madawaska and ordered to pay $50,000 to the Ontario Forest Futures Fund. Woods failed to make any payments towards the $50,000 and was convicted of breach of probation in 2008 and sentenced to 30 days in jail. He was put on probation a second time ordering him to make payments towards the outstanding amount of $50 000. At trial, the court heard for the second time that Woods had not made any payments towards the outstanding $50,000. Woods was sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to start making a minimum payment of $200 a month beginning April 30, 2012. Justice of the Peace Richard Sculthorpe heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke, on March 7. To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry officer during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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29 Raglan St. S., Renfrew, ON K7V 1P8


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Morris Eady

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new listing - 1143 aliCe st - eganville


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Charlene Riopelle Vincent Johnston Kelly Derue Sales Rep. Real Estate Broker Badour Sales Rep. Cell 433-2254 Cell 433-2681 Cell 433-4082

new listing - 150 stringers lane - Burnstown MLS# 816148 $299,900 -Madawaska River Waterfront -Finished Basement with Walkout -3 Bedroom Bungalow

MLS# 819080 $114,900 -3 Bedroom Bungalow -new Furnace/AC -Quiet neighbourhood Call Vince Johnston 613-433-2254

1712 Burnstown rd.

30 muriel ave

Call Vince Johnston 613-433-2254

1603 Foresters Falls rd NeW LisTiNg


Kelly Derue, Broker 613-433-2681

27 FourtH CHute rd.

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-Exceptional Custom Built Home -4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths -Large Eat-In Kitchen -Elegant Entry Way with Curved Staircase -In Ground Pool Call Dennis Yakaback – 613-432-0041

691 & 703 aBerdeen

$142,500 -Charming Country Home -7.18 Acres -2 Outbuildings -2 Car Attached Garage Call Rick & Patti Reid – 401-3212 or 401-0197

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667 Calvin road

MLS# 813332 $134,900 - Country Home on Large Lot - 4 Bedrooms - Rustic Outbuildings - new Furnace & Septic System - Close to Hwy 17 for Commuters Call Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

1048 Madawaska st., CalaBogie lake

NeW LisTiNg

Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath End unit Garden Home with Attached Garage, Covered Verandah and Back Sundeck and Garden Shed. Appliances Included. Call Morris 613-432-1830.

5730 Calabogie rd.

$294,900 MLS # 817398 - Amazing Views from Every Window - Rooftop Patio Area - Cozy Fireplace in Living Room - Completely Renovated Kelly Derue, Broker 613-433-2681

BuILDInG LOtS 2.2 Acres River Road Well, Hydro $22K - SOLD -1 Acre 34 St. Joseph $45K Well, septic, foundation

• 4 Bedroom - 2 Baths • Large master bedroom • Open concept kitchen/living area Call: Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

Enjoy an Economical Luxury Lifestyle in this Beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1 Storey Garden Home. Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bath and Huge Walk-In Closet, Attached Garage. Call Morris 613-432-1830.

open House - 2304 eady road

MLS#813562 $229,900 • Updates include newer flooring, windows, furnace, bath • 3+1 bedrooms • Large family room with wood stove Call: Kelly Derue, Broker 613-433-2681

210 Butler road

Sun. MARCH 18 2-4 P.M. MLS #818665 $254,900 ”Better than Brand new” -6 Years Old -nicely Landscaped, Large Deck -3 + 1 Bedrooms -Central Air, Propane Stove in Family Rm. -Minutes from town Kelly Derue, Broker 613-433-2681

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MLS# 814470 $449,500 -2500 Sq. Ft Custom Built Home -6 Acres Close to Skiing and Golf -3 Bedrooms, Master has Ensuite -Stone Fireplace in Living Room Call Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

HoMeowners insuranCe Have you checked the insurance on your home lately?

MLS# 817007 $274, 000 -Country Property Along Bonnechere River -Superbly Renovated Farm Home -4 Bedrooms, Main Floor Bath -Above Ground Pool Call Dennis Yakaback – 613-432-0041

Call Eady Insurance for a free replacement cost home evaluation to see if you have adequate insurance coverage.


-31277 Hwy 41 treed, large shed $27,900 Rick 401-3212 or Patti Reid 401-0197

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OPG contribution to Crime Stoppers

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Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has supported the Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers since 2001. “With the help of our sponsors Crime Stoppers is very successful in keeping our communities safe,” said board chairman Ken Bertrand. “We are grateful for OPG’s continued support.” Pictured is Ken Bertrand (right) and OPG’s Jennifer Gardiner.

My View From Island View

Read the Signs So I was giving some thought to my holiday I just returned from a few weeks ago. I decided to head down to Belize for some sun, adventure and kayaking. I got everything I wanted and then some. I hadn’t traveled for awhile and the years had made me forget how much I dislike traveling by air. I am very proud of the fact that I am actually getting better at this and returned home with all my finger nails intact. What I dislike most is feeling rushed and confused. It seems that no matter how strategically you book your flights in order to allow plenty of time for connections, something always happens to make you feel rushed, discombobulated and stressed. It can range from a 6 foot tall man butting in front of you in customs, demanding that he must go in front because HE is going to be late for HIS connecting flight (who cares if it’s going to make you late) to your plane not arriving at the gate because it’s delayed in St. Louis because of the tornadoes. At one point, while strenuously jogging through the terminal in Houston (and please know that I do NOT jog) my travelling companion (who DOES jog, thank god) shouted out to me “Kimberley, I don’t know what I would do if you weren’t here with me!” The statement made me stop in my tracks and remember a very important lesson my father


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taught me. He shared with me many years ago that when I am feeling lost or confused, to just stop, look around, and READ the signs. So that is exactly what we did. We found our way from terminal to sky train to terminal again and finally to our gate only to be told we would be delayed for 4 hours! Isn’t it true in life that there are all kinds of signs that surround us on a continuous basis? All we have to do is STOP and read the signs and know we will find our way. Signs come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Some are made of metal and some are made of human flesh. I remember several years ago watching an Oprah show one day when I was a huge fan. Oprah said something I will never forget and I actually took it on as one of those very wise statements to live by. She said “when someone shows you who they are... believe them.” People show us every single day who and what they are all about. It is up to us to not make excuses for them, to accept or reject what they bring to our lives and to try not to judge them. Signs are all around Island View. They range from frustration and fatigue

to genuine caring and compassion. Sometimes the sign says STOP, don’t go any further, we are having a very bad day and sometimes the colour of the sign is GREEN and everything is a go for the residents that day. It’s really no different than any other person, living any other place in the communities that surround us. We all have good days and bad. Days that we wish would end sooner rather than later and days that we want to never end. Sometimes we read the signs correctly and sometimes we don’t. When we do not, that is the time to take a lesson from our mistakes and move on. Am I getting better at reading the signs as I get older? I think I am, knowing that the only thing I can control is my reaction to the signs all around me.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT ISLAND VIEW RETIREMENT SUITES ♥ Sat. March 17thBridge for Fun ♥ Tues. March 20thTrip To Carlingwood ♥ Wed. March 21stDerby Car Building

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Bowling for dialysis

Opeongo Bowlodrome was the place be Sunday afternoon, March 4 as bowling enthusiasts gathered for the annual bowlathon for the Renfrew Victoria Hospital dialysis unit, hosted by the Loyal Orange Lodge 1939. One of the teams at the fundraiser for the Renfrew Victoria Hospital dialysis unit were, from left, Miranda Crogie, Damen Larabie and Agatha White, and back row Romayne Sirosky and Agatha Anne Crogie.

Our Lady of Fatima euchre and 500 card party results Results of the March 11 card party at Our Lady of Fatima parish hall are as follows: Ladies 500, first Janet McLaughlin, second Mulvenna Kluke; Men’s 500, first Harvey McLaughlin, second Earl Martin; Ladies euchre, first Lucy Buzzell, second Winnie Stewart; Men’s euchre, first Jim Ogden, second Ed Buraczewski; Door prizes, first Lucy Buzzell; second Bert James; 50/50, Jim Hass; Mouse, Eleanor McAdam. The next card party will be Sunday, March 25 at Our Lady of Fatima parish hall.


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Valley Heritage Radio has announced the return of international singer/songwriter Isla Grant to the Ottawa Valley and the Pontiac this June. I Grant was born in Wigtownshire, Scotland and is a Valley favourite, having performed in Renfrew County and the Pontiac back in 2010 to sold out crowds. Valley Heritage Radio listeners familiar with her songs and stories are sure to embrace her once again and Grant says she is looking forward to returning to the Valley; it’s her chance to meet all her fans and tell them how much she appreciates all their support. The Isla Grant Tour kicks off with concert number one in Shawville at McDowell School on Wednesday, June 20. Renfrew’s AFAC Wing will host the Isla Grant Tour on Thursday, June 21 and on Friday, June 22 Grant will be at Pembroke’s Festival Hall. Tickets for Shawville and Renfrew are $34.50 plus tax ($40) and are available at Valley Heritage Radio, 3009 Burnstown Road or by calling 613-432-9873 or toll-free 1-888532-9870. In Pembroke, tickets are $42 (plus box office processing fee) and are sold through Festival Hall Box Office, 401 Isabella St or by calling 613-735-2182. For more information on the Isla Grant Tour 2012, visit www. or call Valley Heritage Radio at 613-4329873.





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Registered nurse Colleen Whittier speaks to students enrolled in the Health and Wellness program during Reach Ahead Day held at Algonquin College.

shi rolling from Algonquin Instructor Crystal Plant during Reach Ahead Day held at Algonquin College.

Renfrew County secondary students reach ahead Jake Davies Renfrew County District School Board

It was a day for Renfrew County Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) students to Reach Ahead towards their goals. Algonquin College, Pembroke Campus, hosted their annual Reach Ahead Day Thursday, Feb. 23 and around 200 Renfrew County Grade 11 and 12 students took part. Reach Ahead Day was organized to give the students a sample of college for the day. Students enrolled in SHSM went to workshops, did hands-on training and were able to give feedback on their experience that day. “We are pleased to be able to collaborate with

our community partners to provide a meaningful learning experience for our students. By participating in this day our students are able to deepen their understanding of their career choices, and to have an authentic experience at a post-secondary institution,� said Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) student success leader and SHSM co-ordinator Brent McIntyre. SHSMs let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students receive the SHSM s seal on their diploma when they complete a specific bundle


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of eight to 10 courses in the student s selected field; earn valuable industry certifications, including first aid and CPR qualifications; and gain important skills on the job with employers. The SHSM enables students to customize their high school experience to suit their interests and talents and prepare for a successful post secondary transition to apprenticeship training, college, university, or employment, while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The SHSM enables students to gain the sector-identified preparatory credits, skills and knowledge, and make informed career deci-

sions. This makes the learning environment more engaging for students, focuses them on graduation and prepares them to pursue their career goals. This year RCDSB secondary schools have 33 programs in 11 specialist high skills major sectors. The total number of students participating in the programs is 499, compared to 384 in 20092010. The day at Algonquin also counts as a Reach Ahead opportunity. Students enrolled in SHSM programs must complete the required opportunities to graduate from the program.


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Renfrew Collegiate Institute students captured a silver medal at the first Renfrew County Science Olympics. From left are Devon Barber, Meagan Beattie, Zack Kubiseski and Megan Terry.

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The best and brightest of Grade 9 and 10 students in the Valley headed to Fellowes High School March 2 to take part in the first ever Renfrew County Science Olympics. The Science Olympics were organized by the Deep River Science Academy (DRSA) and students from Fellowes, Arnprior District High School, General Panet High School, Renfrew Collegiate Institute, Opeongo High School and St. Joseph’s Catholic High School took part. The day involved teams of four (a male and female Grade 9 and 10 student) taking on four challenges and being scored on the results. “The idea is it’s supposed to be fun,” DRSA board member and event volunteer David Wilder said. He also pointed out March

is National Engineering Month. Challenges at the Science Olympics include needling fruit, the periodic spelling bee, the density relay and heavy engineering. Needling fruit involved students trying to figure out what kind of fruit was hidden in a box. They were only allowed to shove small skewers through the box to determine the size, weight, density and type the fruit was. “It’s similar to what (Ernest) Rutherford had to do to discover the atom,” Wilder said. The periodic spelling bee was a test of knowledge of the periodic table The density relay involved all manner of movement and measurement. It takes speed and science. The heavy engineering

challenge had students building tall containers that could hold up to 18 tennis balls. Teams only have a variety of basic household objects to engineer with. “Students will be scored on height and the number of balls supported,” Wilder said. Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski started the day off. “No matter who wins today, everyone is going to learn something,” he said. Following a day of sciencefilled fun, Opeongo won the gold, RCI won silver and General Panet took home the bronze. “My most sincere thanks to the school for accommodating us, and to the link team that acted as guides,” Wilder said. “The event was enjoyed by participants and volunteers alike. We are excited about next year.”

March Break and parent-teacher interviews From March 10 to 18, the students and teaching staff at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School have joined many other school communities across the province for a well-deserved March Break. While the school has been quieter than normal this week, many students and staff are enjoying their holiday with activities near and far. For one lucky group of SJHS students and staff members, this has included a trip to Europe. The 2012 European vacation, hosted by Education First (EF) Tours, is a nine-day adventure called Europe’s Mediterranean Coast, which includes the Italian and French Riviera and visiting such areas as Milan, Cinque Terre, Monaco, Eze, Nice and Barcelona. This will be the sixth such European excursion arranged and supervised by SJHS teacher Mrs. Susan Whalen. Regardless of where our

VICTORIA SLIGHT JAGUAR JOURNAL students and staff spend their holiday time, abroad or locally, we hope everyone enjoys a safe and happy holiday and look forward to seeing everyone back at school on March 19. On a more academic note, second semester parent-teacher interviews will be held in the gymnasium on Thursday, March 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. As usual, teachers will be available to discuss student progress with parents. Don’t miss this important opportunity to be part of your child’s education process.

Canadore offers new First Nations program Canadore is offering a new program. unique to the province and geared to improving the lives of First Nations children. Starting this spring, the one-year First Nation Child Welfare Advocacy graduate certificate will provide specific training needs to First Nations child welfare workers. Graduates will learn history, legislation, cultural context, communication and best prac-

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ONE BEDROOM, large clean apartment, second floor. 306 Stewart Street, Renfrew. Private entrance, parking, fridge, stove and air conditioning. No smoking, no pets. Seniors preferred. $600/month plus hydro. First and last rent required. 613-432-7026

RENFREW, 2 bedroom apartment, Economical new gas furnace. Main floor, centrally located. $695+utilities. 1 BACHELOR apartment, $395+hydro. no pets. First/last required. 613-432-7862





BACHELOR APT for rent, $625/month, 130 John Street N, 613-623-2216 day, 613-623-4578 evening. BRIGHT, Well-maintained, non-smoking, 2 bedroom apartment, $690+hydro with parking for 1 car. 613-620-7278

Happy 40 Anniversary th

Bill & Gwen Pennings on March 18th



From, Chris & Kathleen Angie & Jamie Rachel, Connor, Noah & Maya Love and best wishes from your children and grandchildren

DOWNTOWN ARNPRIOR 2-bedroom apartment available, renovated, clean, quiet, safe, pet-friendly, includes parking, locker, fridge, stove, hood fan, 613-299-7501, Tony

FURNISHED APTS. 64 McGonigal W, Arnprior. 1 bedroom $750/month. Loft $800/month. Heat, Hydro, Satellite included. First & last 613-623-4341 or 613-762-4341 LARGE 1 bedroom, downtown Arnprior, appliances, hardwood floors, heat included, Available Feb. 1st, $640/month. 613-601-4497



Offering affordable one bedroom apartments.

Offering affordable two bedroom apartments.

For a viewing and more information call Derek McGrimmon

For a viewing and more information call Derek McGrimmon




432-1911332615 CARD OF THANKS

THANK YOU I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to my family and friends for the cards and gifts. I received at my surprise 60th Birthday Party. Special thanks to my son Jason, Sara, Austin and Becca and my daughter Sarah, Alivia and Bob. “You got me good.” Also to Donna and Holly. “Good one.” Thanks again. Love you all, Sheila Welsh

NEWLY RENOVATED, 1 bedroom upstairs apt. Downtown Arnprior. Heat, hydro, water, basic cable INCLUDED. Available immediately. $725/month. Call 613-623-8361 Newly renovated loft style 1 bedroom apartment. Fridge and Stove Included Laundry Facilities in aptmnt. Private Deck and Large Backyard. Parking available. $525.00 plus utilities. 1st and last Rent Required 613-223-4428


Thanks to my friends and neighbours for their kind thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Special thanks to Herb Warren for his quick response at the scene of the accident. Thanks Joyce Pierce




Raymond Fleury and Family

FOR QUIET TENANTS, 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



The family of the late Yvonne Fleury would like to take this time to sincerely thank all our friends, neighbours and relatives. Your kind expressions of sympathy, loving support, prayers, visitations, phone calls, cards, food, floral arrangements, charitable donations and online tributes helped ease the pain of the loss of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother. We would like to thank the doctors and the nursing staff in emergency at the RVH and the Paramedics that attended the house. A special thank you to the following people: Father Holley, the alter servers, and the choir at St. Francis Xavier Church; the CWL for the luncheon served at the reception after the service and to Neil Chaput for being the pallbearer. We wish to convey our thanks to the Goulet Funeral Home, with special mention to Natasha Goulet for their friendly, compassionate, comforting and discreet direction concerning all funeral arrangements. The kindness of so many has been comforting and will always be remembered.


THANK YOU A special thank you to all of the staff and volunteers at Hospice Renfrew for your care and support for Sheila and our extended families over the last week of Sheila’s life. The facility itself presents a very home-like feeling, but it extends much further to everyone there in how they go about their work in such a respectful and loving way. The caring words and acts of kindness from each of you will linger with us during this difficult time. Thank you to Goulet Funeral Home for their compassion and professionalism; Dr. Stephanie Langlois for her wonderful care and treatment of Sheila; to Fr. Peter Proulx, Fr. Ryan Holly, Fr. Rick Starks, Fr. Brady McNamara, Fr. John Burchat, Fr. Terry Sirosky, Fr. Joseph Legree and Deacon Don Smith for their visits and support; to the ladies of the St. Francis Xavier CWL for the luncheon served after the funeral; to our neighbors and friends for all the meals and visits; and to everyone who so kindly sent flowers, food, cards and condolences – there are no words to express our sincere appreciation for all of your support. Lawrence & David Gallagher, The Paquette Family and The Gallagher Family CL335863

A Big Thank You We would like to thank friends and family for all of the cards, flowers, food and gifts following Colette’s accident. For all of the thoughts and prayers which truly helped in her recovery. A big thank you to the staff at the Arnprior and Civic Hospitals for everything they have done. Thank you to everyone who came out to show their support at the party. To everyone who donated food and volunteered their time in setting up. You are all family to us. Colette Keith And Rigby Family


We would like to thank everyone who gave our family such strength and love following the passing of our dear loved one Leonard M. Chapeski. Thank you for the condolences, prayers, masses, flowers and food. Thank you to Dr. Langouis and the Ottawa Heart Institute for care, for so many years. We would also like to thank Father Terry for the Mass of Christian burial and Saint Micheal’s C.W.L for the lovely lunch. Thank you to the friends and neighbors who are still coming with hearts and arms open to hold us in our grief. We love this man so very much and as did all who knew him. Thank you and god bless you. Shirley Hickey Chapeski and family Sisters Margeret Gavinski, Dorthey Roach and families


WARREN Thank you The family of the late Dora Warren wish to express great thanks to everyone who supported us through this difficult time. To the nurses and staff at the Renfrew Hospital and ICU, your care was excellent. The staff at the Bonnecher Manor, thank you for your care and support to our dad through all this. The ladies who volunteered their time and provided the luncheon, it was greatly appreciated. And to all Dora’s neighbors, friends and extended family. Also to Anderson Funeral Home. Thank you.


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The family of Harry DeJoode would like to thank everyone for their donations, food, flowers, cards and phone calls. They were very much appreciated. Thanks to Paramed and Pallative Care nurses at Arnprior District Memorial Hospital. Andre Pilon and Debbie Pierce – you are amazing. Thank you Rev. Richard Hollingsworth for the touching service. Lorraine, Neil, Mike and Steve CL336034

THANK YOU The family of the late Ronald Miller would like to thank our many friends and neighbours for their kindness and support with cards, food, and donations. We wish to thank Peggy Frechette and John Shane for sharing memories of Ron during the service also for the support of Rev. Andrew Love as we celebrated Ron’s life. A special thank you to Robert Smith who very generously agreed to play the bagpipes at the service. We will always remember. To Eldon Smith and all staff members, a thank you for your understanding and comfort. Another thank you goes out to all the medical staff at the ADMH. From the Miller Family CL336040

The family of the late David Grainger wish to thank everyone for the cards, donations, food, kind words and fond memories which were very much appreciated. We wish to thank Rev. Andrew Love for his comforting words and for the lovely service. Special thanks to Syd Gravel for the wonderful eulogy and family support. Special thanks to our family and friends for their love and support. Many thanks to the Doctors and staff at Arnprior District Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Paramedics and orange team, you are truly amazing. We are blessed to live in a community with such outstanding service available. Sheryl Grainger & Family CL335812




FOR RENT RENFREW AREA, 1 bedroom apartment avail. April 1st. 1 km from water tower. Heat, hydro, cable, fridge & stove included. $650/month. First & last months rent. Day 613-432-6050 Evenings 613-432-7676 RENFREW AREA, 1 bedroom apartment, Heat and hydro included. Non-smoker, no pets or kids, $625. Call Dan 613-432-2268 RENFREW, BRIGHT, CLEAN, hardwood floors, 2 bedroom, 2 appliances, first/last, heat/water inc. $700/mnth, no pets, mature applicants, references. 613-624-5926, 613-256-2904 RENFREW LARGE 1 bedroom apt, downtown, in quiet adult building on 2nd floor. Fridge and stove, $475 plus hydro. First and last. 613-432-4456 Small 2 bedroom apt. in Renfrew for rent immediately. $460/month +hydro. Call Bujold Properties 613-432-0789 or 613-312-0319 THREE BEDROOM HOUSE, Private yard and driveway, close to downtown and schools. Recently completely renovated/redecorated top to bottom. $900/month+utilities. First/last and references required. or 613-292-7323 TWO BEDROOM APT for rent, central location, renovated, first and last months rent required, references, $725 includes hydro. Non-smoking, no pets. Please call 613-623-6738







VERY NICE LARGE 1 bedroom apartment, tastefully decorated. Close to downtown. Laundry facilities within building. Heat/hydro, fridge/stove included. $750/month. Available April 1st, 613-432-5741

MOTORCYCLE 2007 KLR 650. 12,000 km. $3100. Call 613-622-1215 leave message

Overhead door technician established overhead door company looking for experienced technicians/installers. Welding and electrical ability an asset. Top wages/great benefits. Send resume to, fax 613-798-2187 or call 613-798-4444.

WHITE LAKE VILLAGE, 15 minutes from Arnprior, renovated 1-bedroom +sunroom, 2nd floor, $650, clean, quiet, secure, pet-friendly, nonsmoking, includes parking, fridge, stove, hood fan, locker, common room with fireplace, outdoor patio, 613-299-7501


NEW IDEA Round Baler, Mod 484, 5x4 bales, soft core, electric tie. $4,250. 268 NEW HOLLAND, small square baler, works good, $950. JOHN DEERE seed drill with grass seed box, 14 run, $750. 613-432-6608 TREADMILL Tempo 611T. Almost new, 2.25 Motor THP. Phone 613-432-4434


Avon calling... Phone or email today for your Free Avon Brochure or to place an order. Your local independent Avon consultant, 613-622-5637 or CEDAR LOGS, 6’ to 16’ long. Diameter 9” and up. Cut in winter. Leave a message 613-256-3169 Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045. GENERAL ELECTRIC portable dishwasher. Used a few times $200. 613-432-5315 *HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-652-6837.

Wood fired evaporator for maple syrup, consists of 5’ pans, drop flues, finish pan on front, all stainless steel, also 10’ stainless steel chimney $1700 obo call 613-432-1189

HELP WANTED C o o k / B a k e r / Kitchen Helper 20-40 hours per week. Submit resume to: Galilee Centre, 398 John St. N., Arnprior, ON K7S 2P6. Email: Fax: 613-623-9602.

IF YOU’RE PAYING high auto insurance for accidents or driver license convictions, call us. Specializing in difficult to place insurance, Eady Insurance. 613-432-8543 or 1-888-275-3239

NEEDED NOW- AZ Drivers & Owner Ops. Great career opportunities. We’re seeking professional safety-minded drivers and owner operators. Cross-border and Intra-Canada positions available. Call Celadon Canada, Kitchener. 1 - 8 0 0 - 3 3 2 - 0 5 1 8



Seasonal Merchandiser for outdoor garden centres. Must have valid driver’s license, heavy lifting required, no experience necessary. Ottawa and eastern Ontario. Contact

BABYSITTER, full time and part time, before and after school. Close to Queen E school. Infants and tots welcome. Snacks and lunch provided. Receipts and references available. Call Alicia 613-433-9750 DAYCARE SPACES AVAILABLE. 12mths-12 yrs. Full-time & Part-time. Receipts. Subsidized spaces now available. Call Child’s Paradise 613-432-2627

HEALTH HERBAL MAGIC, with Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results guaranteed! Start today, Call 1-800-821-8679 NEW STOPAIN COLD pain relieving products! Extra strength roll-on and spray available at Shoppers Drug Mart. Get $2 OFF coupon available at and Stopain and start living!

HUNTING SUPPLIES Hunter Safety Canadian Firearms Course. Carp. March 30, 31, April 1. Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409. Hunter Safety/ Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Organize a course and yours is free. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.


Job Title: Mailroom Inserter Casual, Part time, Day or Night Shift Department: Distribution – Renfrew, ON Metroland Media is seeking reliable and dependable individuals to join their distribution team at the Renfrew Mercury. Role Accountability: •  Responsible  for  lifting  flyers  from  a  pallet  and  manually inserting these flyers in newspapers. •  Jogging and strapping of bundles once insertion of  required flyers is completed. •  Loading  of  completed  flyer  bundles  onto  skid  or  into cage •  Documentation of all work performed for verification purposes. •  To perform “Due diligence” as described by the Ministry of Labour in the Ontario Health and Safety  Act and understand and sign off on all Company policies and procedures. Requirements: •  Physically able to safely lift up to 50 lbs •  Standing for extended periods required •  Continual rotation of wrists, back and shoulders.  •  Fluent in English both written and verbal.  •  Ability to count to 100  •  Motivated self starter  •  Reliable team worker  •  Ability to work all shifts Wages start at $10.25 per hour plus $1.00 per hour  shift differential between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to the attention of Audrey  Fleury,  Mailroom  Supervisor,  via  email  at or fax at 613-432-6689 While we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please. 333200

IN MEMORIAM AGNEW, Urban James In loving memory February 2nd, 1933 - March 19th, 2008 His gentle face and patient smile, With sadness we recall, He had a kindly word for each, And died beloved by all. Forever in our Hearts, Anita and Family

HALL, E.M. (Ted) In memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who passed away March 13, 2005. Every day, in some small way, Memories of you come our way, Though absent, you are ever near, Still missed, still loved and ever dear. Lovingly remembered, Dorothy and Family

In loving memory of My Mom and Dad Isabell and Abbie Nichols My dear friends, Gladys Easton, Russ and Deanne Gagnon, Hunting buddies, Eleanor Ferguson and Hector Cox Gone are the happy days when we were all together, Thank God for precious memories. Miss you all, Irene

IN MEMORY Sister - Bonnie Bresee March 2, 2009




SCHOLL / THACKER In memory of our beloved parents Fred Scholl, July 8, 1969 and Blanche Thacker March 18, 2005.

FOUND: Set of keys, March 7th in front of My Chocolate Factory. Leather George Jackson key rings, Toyota auto lock key. Claim at My Chocolate Factory in Arnprior.

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Your tired eyes are sleeping, Your willing hands who worked so hard for us, Are resting at God’s will, Your life was love and labour, Your love for your family true, You did your best for all of us, We will always remember you.

Tire Installer

Lovingly remembered, By your family Delphine (Joe), Diane (Gord) Gary (Jennifer), Debbie (Graham) Thelma Kasaboski In loving memory of our dear mother who left us one year ago. She was a mother so very rare, Content in her home and always there, On earth she toiled, in Heaven she rests, God bless you mother you were the best.

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• Sewer Foreman • Pipe Layer • Gradesman Gradesman and Labourer

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Father -Tom Bresee March 26, 1985

Purebred Charolais bulls, 1 year old, also Black Angus and Red. Delivery when required. (613)275-2930.


Experienced applicants only please. Reply to Box D c/o The Arnprior Chronicle-Guide EMC 8 McGonigal Street W., Arnprior, ON, K7S 1L8 CL335920




Full Time and Part Time available.

Loving remembered Kim & Karen

Brother -Bob Bresee March 13, 2011

Sadly missed by not forgotten Love Jessie

Busy tire shop in Arnprior requires

St. Jean’s Farrier Service. 613-283-1198.



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Set up and maintain an accurate set of books. Free initial consultation. Short term, long term, weekly or monthly, no contracts. Only pay for what you need. For customized personal accounting service, please call 613-622-5693 CHRONICLE DIAMOND AWARD WINNER 2009, 2010 & 2011 SATURN ACCOUNTING SERVICES

SHOWCASE 2012. Exhibitor enquiries welcome. 613-732-9662, or

Township of Admaston/Bromley POLICE SERVICES BOARD Monthly Meeting. Tuesday March 22nd at 7:30 pm at the Township Office, 477 Stone Road. Public is Welcome!

613-832-4699, 613-623-5258 INCOME TAX RETURNS. Retired Revenue Canada Auditor with over 35 years experience. Larry Pulcine 613-623-4444

A CRIMINAL RECORD preventing you from traveling? Canada’s Fastest Pardon and Waiver Service can help! Solutions from $49/month. Apply online/toll free at 1-866-416-6772 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Do you want to stop drinking? There are no dues or fees for A.A. Membership. The only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. Phone 613-258-3881 or 613-826-1980.



PERSONAL Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? We can help.

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups 613-860-3431


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SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT 35 hours per week for 17 weeks beginning May 7th. Individual required to tend eleven gardens at the Waba Cottage Museum. Basic knowledge of horticulture would be considered an asset. A complete list of the duties and responsibilities can be obtained at the Township Office.

Museum Attendant (1) Position 35 hours per week for 17 weeks beginning May 7th. Individual required to work with the Museum Curator at the Waba Cottage Museum. A complete list of the duties and responsibilities can be obtained at the Township Office.

Park Maintenance (1 position)


ADHS & FRIENDS REUNION. Family and friends, please notify those who graduated grade 12, 1977 -Reunion to take place May 26th, 2012. For information please contact: Janice Banes 613-623-4786 or Linda Lesway 613-623-0309 SHOWCASE 2012. Check out our website for our growing list of Exhibitors. Join us!! o r




Park Attendant (2 positions)

COUNSELLORS FOR 2012 CAMPING SEASON June 28 – August 25, 2012

35 hours per week for 11 weeks (weekend work required) beginning June 18th, 2012. Individual required to collect fees, run concession sales, maintain Parks and Recreation facilities and may be required to work special events.

Enthusiastic and responsible team players needed to provide fun and leadership for campers at this children’s summer camp. Counsellors will live in cabins and lead campers in the daily activities of a summer camp. Counsellors will work in one week intervals throughout the summer. Leadership training, lifeguarding and canoeing qualifications, and previous camp counselling experiences are assets. Successful applicants must be available for a minimum of five weeks, such weeks to be determined. Minimum age: 16 years.

Park Attendant/Park Maintenance (1 position) 35 hours per week for 17 weeks (weekend work required) beginning May 7th, 2012. Individual required to maintain Parks and Recreation facilities, collect fees, run concession sales, and may be required to assist with special events throughout the Township. Experience with small motor equipment considered an asset. Valid drivers licence required. Please submit resumes to the undersigned clearly marked, no later than Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Noreen C. Mellema, CMO CAO/Clerk Township of McNab/Braeside 2508 Russett Drive R.R.#2, Arnprior Ontario K7S 3G8 Phone 613-623-5756 Fax 613-623-9138.

Salary: $275 - $300 per week - Room and Board included For more information and to complete an application form, visit the Camp Lau-Ren website at or contact Ron & Joanne Hartnett at or telephone 613-622-0443


Cut, split, and delivery available.




Pembroke Regional Hospital, located 150 km northwest of Ottawa, is a regional acute care hospital offering a variety of acute and ambulatory care services including medicine, surgery, maternal and child care, regional mental health care, regional rehabilitation, district stroke centre, emergency and intensive care. Our state of the art digital diagnostic imaging department offers a wide variety of diagnostic modalities including CT and nuclear medicine. In our continuing efforts to bring health care services closer to home, we have expanded in the areas of systemic therapy and geriatric day program. In partnership with the Ottawa Heart Institute we offer an ambulatory cardiac rehabilitation program.

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE Child care spaces available All ages welcome, full & part time. ECE, first aid & CPR References/receipts SHANNON


CHILD CARE SPACES Available full-time and part-time

Call FIRST STEPS Home Daycare

613-433-3754 PETS

If you are looking for a career that offers challenging opportunities in a progressive facility, consider Pembroke Regional Hospital as your employer of choice!

Personal information and any supporting material will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all applicants who apply but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

TOWN OF ARNPRIOR SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The Town of Arnprior is currently inviting students to apply for a variety of summer jobs. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 25, 2012. You may apply for more than one summer position, but please specify only one position per application form or resume. Position A – Program Assistant (Library) - $10.48/hr - One Position Student will assist with children’s programming and perform general library duties. An understanding of library procedure and experience with children would be an asset.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions: Two (2) Casual Registered Nurses to work in all clinical areas as part of a Resource Team Individuals will be required to work on surgical, medical, rehab, pediatrics, obstetrics, acute mental health and emergency as assigned. Applicants must be available to work all shifts, including regular and extended shifts and weekends.

Position B – Office Clerk Assistant – Clerk/CAO - $10.48/hr - One Position Student will assist in the day to day operations of the Clerk’s department. Experience / education in office or business administration, Word and Excel considered an asset.

Registered Nurses practice as members of a multi-disciplinary team in accordance with the Public Hospitals Act, the Regulated Health Professions Act, the Nursing Act, and the Standards set by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). In keeping with the Hospital’s Mission, Vision and Values, and policies and procedures, RN’s provide professional nursing care to patients.

Position C – Public Works Assistant – Public Works - $10.48/hr - One Position Student will assist staff with a variety of administrative and clerical duties. Experience in Word and Excel would be considered an asset.

REQUIREMENTS: • Current certificate of competence as Registered Nurse (RN) from the College of Nurses of Ontario • Program of study must have included physical assessment or must provide proof of post graduate completion of this course • Basic cardiac life support certification • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and with respect in an oral and written format with patients, public, colleagues and other health disciplines • Demonstrated effective problem solving and critical thinking skills • Demonstrated ability to apply basic computer skills • Demonstrated and proven ability to work in a collaborative care model with all members of the health care team • Demonstrated knowledge and application of the College of Nurses standards of practice • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education activities supporting ongoing professional learning in nursing • Demonstrated commitment to patient safety • Must have demonstrated ability to meet the attendance standards of the Hospital • Bilingualism is an asset

Position D - Labourer – Public Works - $10.48/hr - Three (3) Positions Student will assist staff with a variety of duties including road and sidewalk construction/repair, cemetery maintenance, surveying and completing conditions surveys. Experience in construction and operating park maintenance equipment such as lawnmowers, weed eater, etc., will be considered an asset.

Casual Respiratory Therapist Respiratory Therapists practise as members of a multi-disciplinary team in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, the Public Hospitals Act, and the Standards set by the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO). In keeping with the Hospital’s Mission, Vision and Values, and policies and procedures, RT’s provide professional care to patients.


Justice is an 8 year old Black Lab in need of a loving home. She is a great companion, an excellent guard dog and a loyal friend. Justice is spade and all of her vaccines are up to date. For more details or to set up a visit call 613-355-6676


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

40 hours per week for 17 weeks (weekend work required) beginning May 7th, 2012. Individual required to assist with general maintenance of various Parks and Recreation facilities throughout the Township. Experience with small motor equipment considered an asset. Valid Drivers License required.


Certified piano technician, with Piano Technician’s Guild, extensive experience with tuning, repairing and rebuilding. w w w . p i a n o 4 u . c a 6 1 3 - 2 8 4 - 8 3 3 3 , 1-877-742-6648.



Garden Maintenance (1) Position

Competitive, Energetic, Honestly a MUST!



REQUIREMENTS: • Current certificate of competence as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario • Basic cardiac life support certificate • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and with respect in an oral and written format with patients, public, colleagues and other health disciplines • Demonstrated effective problem solving and critical thinking skills • Demonstrated ability to apply basic computer skills • Demonstrated and proven ability to work in a collaborative care model with all members of the health care team • Demonstrated knowledge and application of the CRTO standards of practice • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education activities supporting ongoing professional learning • Demonstrated commitment to patient safety • Must have demonstrated ability to meet the attendance standards of the Hospital • Bilingualism is an asset • Applicants must be available to work on all shifts and weekends. Qualified candidates should submit their resumes by Friday, March 23, 2012 to: Human Resources, Pembroke Regional Hospital, 705 Mackay Street, Pembroke, Ontario, K8A 1G8 or FAX: (613) 732-6348 or e-mail We thank all candidates for applying, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. An equal opportunity employer/ Visit our Website

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Position E – Children’s Program Coordinator /Curator Assistant - $12.19/hr - One Position Student will be responsible for all aspects of the children’s program and will be responsible for the Museum when the Curator is absent. The individual will assist the Curator in general museum duties. Some knowledge of local and Canadian history would be an asset. Saturday work is required. Position F – Day Camp Counsellor – Camp Wanago - $10.48/hr - Four (4) Positions This position is responsible for implementing daily camp programs in an enthusiastic and creative manner. Previous experience working with children would be considered an asset. Position G – Day Camp Coordinator – Camp Wanago - $12.19/hr - Two (2) Positions This position is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and administering a Summer Day Camp Program. Previous experience in children’s programming would be considered an asset. Position H – Parks Attendant – $10.48/hr – Four (4) Positions Students will be responsible for performing maintenance to all parks, playgrounds, beaches, walking trails and ball diamonds. Minimum grade 11 completion, valid driver’s licence, experience with grass cutting equipment and the ability to work well with the public, staff and volunteers will all be considered assets for this position. Students will be required to work weekends. Position I – Curator Assistant (Museum) - $10.48/hr - One Position Student will assist with children’s programming and perform general museum duties including collection’s management, exhibit design, providing tours to visitors. Computer skills and some knowledge of local and Canadian history would be an asset. Saturday work is required. Position J – Horticultural Parks Attendant - $13.87 – $16.20 - One Position Student will be responsible for planting and maintaining flower beds in Park system. Knowledge of horticulture, plant identification, integrated pest management and plant health care essential. Valid driver’s license, experience with grass cutting equipment and the ability to work well the public, staff and volunteers will be considered an asset. Position K – Capital Asset Accounting Assistant - $13.87 - $16-20/hr - One Position The successful candidate will provide assistance to the Treasurer with financial information by researching, recording and analyzing the Town of Arnprior’s Tangible Capital Assets. Must be registered in a post-secondary study program with Accounting or Business as a primary study. Must be proficient in Excel and Word. Please forward applications and/or cover letters with resumes to the attention of Jacquie Farrow-Lawrence, Town Clerk, Town of Arnprior, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, ON K7S 0A8 or by email to CL335949





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OLD ANTIQUE FURNITURE, old advertising coca-cola, Mountain Dew, old gas and oil items, toys, decoys, old postcards, old Halloween and Christmas items. Call Sheryl MacKenzie at 613-432-4909

TRUE Advice! TRUE Clarity! TRUE Psychics! 1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or Mobile #3563 (18+) 3.19/min.

PETS GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Germany and Czech, World Champion Bloodlines, Sable and Black and tan. Ready to go to new homes, March 10th. 613-622-5599

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE scrap cars Will pay $100 - $150 even up to $200, depending on types. Picked up free. 613-432-3464 or cell 613-432-0449

WORK WANTED Certified Mason. 10 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290.

REAL ESTATE SERVICES KemptvilleWaterfront, 75’ permanent dock, 4 bedroom brick house, town services, new heat pump, oil furnace, gas fireplace. $399,900. (613)258-2481

VACATIONS & COTTAGES Travel Medical Insurance Individual, Family, Group, Single Trip or Annual Multi-Trip. Bob Dickson 1(866) 557-2937




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613-432-9335 HELP WANTED

Want to earn a competitive summer salary, stay in shape and enjoy the fresh air? Do you like working with the public? Join our 6th generation family farm team and enjoy the benefits gained from the production of locally-grown fruits and vegetables.


is currently hiring staff for the summer of 2012. The positions involve selling produce at our Farm Market Stands throughout the Ottawa Valley. Applicants should be college/university age or older and in good physical health as physical labour is required. Visit our website for more information to find our application form. Email a completed application form and resume to or mail to: McGregor’s Produce, 351 Lochwinnoch Rd. CL335934 Braeside, ON, K0A 1G0.

Fast growing communications company has an opening for full time

Service Technicians/ Installers of Satellite Products. The Candidate must be a hardworking, reliable, honest individual who does not mind working outdoors and in the elements or working weekends and with the public. The candidate must pass a criminal background check, have a clean drivers abstract and be over the age of 25 with a valid class g drivers license.

Please forward resumes to Or fax 613-623-9992 Or submit online at:




In Memory of My Family

In loving memory of Samuel James “Jim” Price who passed away March 28, 2010.

Edmund Hisko March 11/11 (Step Dad)

AdAmchick, LAwrence BernArd August 17, 1922 - march 8, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, Lawrence Bernard Adamchick, in his 90th year. A WWII veteran, Cpl, Airforce Mosquito Night Fighters. Lawrence had a longtime association with the Renfrew Golf Club and was an avid golfer. Born in Otter Lake on the 17th of August 1922 ,the son of the late Peter and Margaret(Burchat). Beloved husband of the late Marguerite (Londeau). Dear father of Marilyn(Francis) Boucher, Kathryn(Robert) Sharpe, Adele(Bryan) Scobie, Gayle(Tom) Anderson, Douglas(Audrey) Adamchick, Barbara(Jeffrey) Vilé. He will be missed by 11 grandchildren, Derek, Melissa, Melanie, Nadine, Shane, Nicole, Sarah, Molly, Adam, Emily and Jake and 6 great grandchildren, Brady, Taylor, Jewel, Landen, Sadie and Jaelyn. Dear brother of Ambrose (Wilma), Predeceased by his brother Peter (Leona) and his sister Agnes Grenier (Clarence). Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St S, Renfrew on Sunday March 11th from 2-4,7-9pm after 9am Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Monday March 12th at 10:30am.Spring interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery Donations to the Sunshine Coach and the Renfrew Victoria Hospital.



BILL WEISS 613-570-1488



Online condolences/donations:

Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498.

The “Honey Do This” Company


Hunt, EditH VEronica



Delbert Leclaire June 23/11 (Dad)

In loving memory Anna Ohlman March 15, 2005

Mel Leclaire July 16/11 (Cousin)

In our hearts, your memory lingers, Always tender, fond and true, There’s not a day dear mother, We do not think of you.

Margaret Leclaire Sept 25/11 (Grandmother) Allan Brydges Sept 26/11 (God Father, Great Uncle) Ambrose Brydges Nov 21/11 (Great Uncle) When God started to take you’s home last year, I was sad and angry that he had to take so many of you’s from me, but I feel at peace knowing that you’s are all together. I know Ed is playing his guitar on the river bank, while Delbert and Mel are on the lake fishing and Uncle Ambrose is in the garden, while Uncle Allan is in the bush looking for that 30 point buck, and of course Grama is in the kitchen cooking and waiting for the gang to come in and eat. Keep the table set Grama we’ll all be home eventually.

Love your family CL336044

They say there is a reason, They say that time will heal; But neither time nor reason, Will change the way I feel. For no one knows the heartache, That lies behind our smiles, No one knows how many times, We have broken down and cried. We want to tell you something, So there won’t be any doubt, You’re so wonderful to think of, But so hard to be without. Lovingly remembered, By Wife & Family

Miss you’s every day Love Tammie

(renfrew, on)

Gardener, cook, storyteller and traveller but most of all a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 8th at the age of 81. Loving wife of the late Sylvester Hunt. Mother of Joan McNeil (Bob) and Michael (Lynn). Grandmother of Erin and Sarah Hunt and Scott McNeil (Elizabeth). Great grandmother of Hunter McNeil. Sister of Mary Kowalczyk (Jim), Marilyn Bird (Roger) and brothers Thomas (Linda) and Barry. Predeceased by sister Jean MacDougall and brother Leo. She will be forever missed by family and friends. Family will receive friends at the Goulet Funeral Home 310 Argyle St S, Renfrew on Friday, March 16th, 2012 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and after 9am Saturday. Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, Mount St. Patrick on Saturday, March 17th at 10:30 a.m. Spring interment Holy Well Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Patrick’s Church or Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation. Online condolences/donations may be made at Online condolences/donations:

GOULET FUNERAL HOME BOWES WILLIAM GEORGE (December 8, 1944 - March 11, 2012)

Of RR1 Haleys, passed away peacefully with his family at his side in Hospice Renfrew on Sunday March 11, 2012 in his 68th year. Son of the late Osbourne and Irene ( Helmer ) Bowes. Bill Bowes much loved husband of the late May Gareau. Dearly loved dad of Steve (Charlene) Bowes and Lori (Pierre Letendre). Special grandfather of Madison, Avery, Garrett and Quinn. Also survived by 1 brother Ken and 1 brother in law Gordon Patterson. Predeceased by 2 sisters Barb Patterson, Shirley Stone and 1 brother in law Alvin Stone. A Memorial Service will be held in the Whitewater Wesleyan Community Church Cobden on Saturday March 17, 2012 at 11am. Donations to Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated. Arrangement by the Fraser-Morris & Heubner Funeral Home Cobden. CL336038

Norman Rousselle March 16, 2008 In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Forever in our hearts Ilean, Debra, Susan, Cathie, Dan, Scott and Lyle.

Freda, elizabeth anne April 15, 1941-March 3, 2012

Peacefully at home in Arnprior, surrounded by family, Elizabeth Anne Freda (nee Phillips) on Saturday morning, March 3, 2012. Beloved wife of James Freda. Much loved mother of Randy (Judy), Chris (Sandra) James (Ronda) and J.D. (Linay). Adoring grandmother to James, Jayme Lynn, Christopher, Isaac, Zaira, Ty, Philip, Ella and the late David. Predeceased by siblings John, Donald, Lorne, and Doris. Anne was surrounded by the precious support of friends and family. Arrangements by The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior A Celebration of Life will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Hall, 18 Dochart Street, Braeside, Ontario on Saturday March 17, 2012 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Ovarian Cancer Canada or Hospice Renfrew. Final interment Sand Point Public Cemetery




In Loving Memory of our Daughter Priscillia Brown March 21, 1983 - March 25, 2006 Already 6 years gone by But we still see you in our dreams We are looking at those precious memories And promise you, every time we look at them, We will smile We promise you, we will be open to the possibility of joy in our life, And we will not be afraid Bit by bit we are walking out of the dark We know that we shall walk out into the sunshine again We promise you to look around us now, this minute, and see what our life holds We promise you that even if we shed tears, We still gonna try to smile, because that’s what you want us to do “Love you Pris and miss you” CL336087 Mom and Dad

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Is now accepting resumes for the following position:

Seeking reliable people to deliver the Arnprior Chronicle-Guide and the Renfrew Mercury every Thursday

Installation Technician

Contact Chris Paveley


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• Computer Skills A Must! • Experience with Bell, Xplornet & Shaw Satellite installation as well as Security Systems an asset!

At Pillar5 Pharma, we know that quality products come from quality people, so we’re always on the lookout for great talent. If we don’t have a position available immediately, we can still talk about future plans and possibilities.

Responsibilities: Whether you’re currently looking for a new challenge or just curious about what we do, we hope you’ll spend some Reporting to the Manager of Maintenance Services, this role provides metime getting to know us better. chanical and maintenance services to the facility and the production areas to Want to know what it’s like to work here? Have questions about our products and services? We invite you to check us ensure continuous, safe and efficient production. This role is responsible for out at maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting plant facilities and structures as We currently have immediate openings for the following positions: well as equipment as required in a pharmaceutical manufacturing site. • plant Production Mechanic (Permanent, full-time) • •

Process Engineer (Permanent, full-time) Accounting Manager (Permanent, full-time)

• Buyer/Planner (6 to 12 month contract) Qualifications: • Recognized as an industrial electrician/and or positions: And, we’re growing!certificate/license To meet future business projections, we are also inviting applications for the following • Production Team Leaders industrial millwright. Other relevant certification will be considered, • Lab Analysts multiple certifications an asset • Technical Services Project Managers • Business Analyst/SAP Specialists • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical systems • Temporary Production Support (includes Packagers, Material Handlers, Warehouse Personnel) • Knowledge of building systems (HVAC systems, boilers, purified What we do! water systems etc.) Pillar5 Pharma (a former Pfizer site with a 50 year legacy of success) provides high quality contract manufacturing services to Pharmaceutical and Consumer Health markets throughoutdrive the world. • Experience with PLC controllers and AC/DC systems • Experience How we work! with equipment in the pharmaceutical industry would We believe that collaboration, trust and loyalty are the pillars of business and employee relationships. We take our be an asset ( blending, tablet/capsule, blister forming) corporate values seriously – Quality, Integrity, Teamwork, Respect, Customer Focus, Leadership. • Ability to work shifts and be on call as required If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please submit a resume in person at 365 Madawaska Blvd, Arnprior, • Demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented, Ontario or by e-mail to: results driven environment We appreciate all interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.


Application Process:

Please send a resume with references to: 250 Raglan Street, Renfrew Ontario K7V 1R4 or email

The Corporation of the Town of Arnprior Requires a CL334569


Marketing and Communications Coordinator Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) is a not-for-profit organization recently established to build and support tourism for the Counties of Renfrew, Haliburton, Lanark, Hastings, Lennox and Addington and Frontenac. The organization is seeking a highly organized marketing and public relations professional with a specialty in digital media to develop and coordinate marketing and communications projects beginning April 2, 2012 through to March 31, 2013. For complete job descriptions and qualifications, please click “work with us” on our website at Please send your resume by 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2012 to: Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization Suite 129 - 9 International Drive Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 FAX: (613) 629-6488 EMAIL: (in MS Word or pdf format)

We appreciate all interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

POSITION A - Public Works Garage - 40 hour work week (Monday – Thursday) We are seeking a summer student to assist staff with a variety of duties including road and sidewalk construction/repair and park maintenance, surveying and completing conditions surveys. Experience in construction and operating park maintenance equipment such as weed eaters, lawnmowers, etc. will be considered an asset. POSITION B - Environmental Student – 40 hour work week (Tuesday – Saturday) We are seeking a summer student to assist staff with various environmental/waste management related matters. The successful candidate will be involved in all facets of solid waste management, including, but not limited to, the following: • Household Hazardous Waste Depot operations. • Survey work at landfill site to determine fill rate and capacity. • Ground and well water sampling. Students presently studying environmental engineering or a related discipline at the post-secondary level will be considered for this position. WHMIS training would be an asset. POSITION C - Planning Student – 35 hour work week (Monday - Friday) We are seeking a summer student to assist staff with a variety of administrative and technical duties. The successful candidate will be engaged in land use planning and public works activities. Excellent computer skills are essential for success in this position. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Access, and web browsers is required. University/college students enrolled in planning, business, records management, or any other similar program will be considered for this position. POSITION D – GIS/Engineering Student – 35 hour work week (Monday - Friday) We are seeking a summer student to assist staff with the GIS program for the Town of Renfrew. The successful candidate will assist in data collection, utilizing and modifying a database and associated forms, data manipulation and computer aided drafting. Excellent computer skills are essential for success in this position. Proficiency in MS Access, AutoCAD 2000 and ArcGIS is required. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and web browsers would be beneficial. University/college students who have successfully completed at least the second year in a GIS or Engineering program will be considered for this position. Individuals interested in ANY OF THE ABOVE employment opportunities may submit a resume, including a cover letter by mail, fax (613)432-8265 or email (WORD documents only) at Julie Coulas, Office Co-ordinator, c/o The Development & Works Office 127 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P8

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Youth Programs Leader The Town of Arnprior is looking for two highly motivated individuals to assist with the implementation of Arnprior’s Youth Programs. To be considered for the position, applicants should posses the following qualifications: • Experience working with youth, organizations in Arnprior and area • Strong writing and communication skills; comfortable in public speaking • Excellent rapport within the youth community, school board, other organizations • Post Secondary education in recreation, youth or related field and/or related experience • Reliable vehicle, minimum G2 License Duties: • Assist Youth Coordinator in organizing, implementing the proposed activities and programs, be present at designated programs; participate in activities • Promote the Arnprior Gets Healthy program during other youth programs • Be a presence and a role model to youth in the community • Promote active living in the community and other youth programs offered through Parks and Rec Youth Programs • Other duties as assigned These part time positions will begin April 1st 2012. Rate of pay is $13/hr. Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a resume and covering letter, to be received no later than 12noon on Monday March 19th, 2012, to: Jacquie Farrow-Lawrence, Clerk Corporation of the Town of Arnprior 105 Elgin St West Arnprior, ON K7S 0A8 or via e-mail at All applicants are thanked for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will receive a response. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of selection. CL334347

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

Employment terms for these positions have yet to be determined; however, students are normally engaged for approximately 16 weeks. Start date is flexible, but typically commences during the first week of May. The availability of these positions is subject to funding approval by Town Council.

Deadline for applications: Friday, March 23, 2012 Please note only successful applicants will be notified.


Please send your resume by 4:00 p.m., Friday March 30th, 2012 to: Pillar5 Pharma Inc. Human Resources 365 Madawaska Blvd. Arnprior, Ontario K7S 0C9 E-Mail:

TOWN OF RENFREW Summer Student Employment Opportunities Development and Works Department

Toll Free 1-800-884-9195 613-432-3655 ext 31

Clinical Dietician Grove Nursing Home Part-Time (0.19 FTE) The Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital and Grove Nursing Home are located in the town of Arnprior, less than 30 minutes northwest of Ottawa. There are approximately 300 staff, 260 volunteers, and a growing number of medical staff providing exemplary care to over 30,000 residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and portions of Mississippi Mills. Currently we are seeking a part-time Clinical Dietician for the Grove Nursing Home who will complete comprehensive patient assessments and who will develop, monitor and revise nutrition care plans to address therapeutic dietary needs. The Clinical Dietician provides an analysis of menus and approves all menus prior to implementation in the nursing home and assesses nutrition risk levels for all residents. Sound communication skills are needed to educate and update patients and families; participate in multidisciplinary rounds, palliative rounds and other team conferences as required. Qualifications: • Member in good standing with the College of Dietitians of Ontario is required • Previous experience in Clinical Nutrition • Previous Long term Care experience • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Basic Computer skills. • Membership in Dietitians of Canada and Gerontology Practice Group preferred. Applications will be accepted up to and including Thursday March 22, 2012. Please submit to: Human Resources, Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital Corp., 350 John Street North, Arnprior, ON K7S 2P6. Email: Fax: (613) 623-4844 We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: The Renfrew Mercury community calendar is a free public service for not-for-profit groups. Notices appear as space permits. Please submit your information at least two weeks before the event and include a daytime contact name and phone number for us to reach you for clarification. Keep submissions under 30 words. Friday, March 16 • Douglas Lions Club St. Patrick’s Parade at 7 p.m. Floats and Leprechaun hoofers welcome. Contact Douglas Lions Club at 613-649-2689 or Preston at 613-649-2378 to book your float. Prizes for best float, best family float and float coming farthest presented at Douglas Tavern. Parade lines up at St. Michael’s School from 6 p.m., leaves at 7 p.m. • Eganville and District Seniors St. Patrick’s soup and sandwich luncheon from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Cost $7, live entertainment. 613-628-2354. Saturday, March 17 • St. Patty’s Spiel. Celebrate St Patrick’s Day on the ice at the Renfrew Curling Club. Curlers and noncurlers are welcomed. No experience necessary and equipment is available if needed. Sign up a team or sign up as an individual. 613-432-5001. • St. Pat’s Day at DACA 12:30 to 6 p.m. featuring Dennis Harrington, Randy Foster, Guy Jamieson and Co., stepdancing, singers and Irish stew. • Irish stew supper at Glasgow United Church Friendship Hall from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Freewill donation. • St. Patrick’s Day five-km fun run in downtown Renfrew. All proceeds go the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation to assist with the cost of the Digital Mammography Unit. Registration is $20 for adults and $15 for students. Participants may pre-register at Valley Source for Sports or call 613-432-9333. Registration on event day begins at 9 a.m. Run starts at 10 a.m. This is an initiative of the Boston 4 Bust campaign in support of RVH. • Finngan’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration from 1 to 6 p.m. featuring the Renfrew County Fiddlers. Sunday, March 18 • Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxillary euchre tournament at 1 p.m. Cost $8. Light lunch. Monday, March 19 • The Eganville Horticultural Society welcomes Kylah Dobson and Zach Loeks from Rainbow Heritage Farm near Cobden. Topic: Heritage Seeds. How to preserve them and why; their farming methods used to produce over 150 varieties of certified organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts and flowers. Meeting at 7:30

p.m., St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Eganville. Call Judy 613-628-9898. Refreshments. • The Renfrew Silver Seniors now have a walking program every Monday at the Renfrew Legion from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Come out and bring a friend. Tuesday, March 20 • Acing the Interview workshop, 9 to 4 p.m. Get some tips and techniques to prepare, practice and answer those difficult questions while job huntin. Drop in to Employment Networks or call 613-4323424 to register. • Dances of Universal Peace, Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church, 7 to 9 p.m. Dance leader Patricia Tamosetis. Freewill Donation. For further information contact Felicite Stairs 613-432-5583 or Debi Virtue 613-432-0908. Wednesday March 21 • County of Renfrew Paramedic Services will be at the recreation centre from 9 to 10 a.m. Get your blood pressure reading, glucose testing and have questions answered at no charge. • Northern Lights Seniors invite everyone to their local talent afternoon. Entertainment starts at 1:30 p.m. in the Lions Hall at Griffith Non-members quite welcome. If you can, bring item for food bank. Thursday, March 22 • Renfrew Silver Seniors noon luncheon and bingo at the Renfrew Legion. • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School Council Spaghetti Supper at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Adults $8, Children under 12, $5. Family rate (family of five) $25. • Funded Programs workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn about training, self-employment and job search programs. Drop in to Employment Networks or call 613432-3424 to register. Friday, March 23 • Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church Women are holding a book, bake and plant sale from 4 to 8 p.m. to help raise funds for their National UCW 50th anniversary project to fund maternal health care worker training courses for woman in Morogora, Tanzania. • Renfrew Home Show at the Renfrew Armouries. Doors open at 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

Prizes based on number of teams. Contact Lianne at 613-432-0698 or Sheila at 613-433-9379. • Genealogical seminar: and, sponsored by Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group at Algonquin Community College, Pembroke, Room 201 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The $25 fee includes lunch. Monday, March 26 • The Renfrew Silver Seniors now have a walking program from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Renfrew Legion. Come out and bring a friend. Thursday, March 29 • Eganville and District Seniors bowling in Petawawa. Bus leaves Eganville Seniors at noon. Cost $15 includes bus, game, shoes and coffee Must register before Mar 15. Call 613-628-2354. Saturday, March 31 • Hot roast beef supper at Haley United Church, Haley Station, 4 to 6:30 p.m. $12 Adults, $6 children 5 to 12 years, free for children under five years. Wheelchair Accessible. Take-Out Orders Available. • Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support is holding a trivia night from 7 to 10 p.m. in the AFAC Wing Lounge. Admission is $10 per person. Make a table of six of your friends or family, if you are just one or two people, a table can be made for you. Call 613432-7691. • Trivia Night at the Groves Park Lodge GEM Hall at 7 p.m. Teams of six, $10 a person or $60 per team. Call 613-432-5823 to pre-register, or register at the door. Late luncheon and door prizes. • Healing in the Valley is again organizing Renfrew’s Spring Wellness & Craft Show at the Renfrew Recreation Centre. Show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Help support the Renfrew and Area Food Bank. Sunday, April 1 • The Bonnechere Manor Foundation Presents an afternoon of dancing at the Renfrew Armouries from

1 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and available at the Bonnechere Manor, Valley Heritage Radio and at Aikenhead’s Drug Store in Renfrew. Light refreshments will be provided with live and silent auction, 50-50, door prizes and more. Proceeds to the auditorium campaign. Call Robyn at 613-432-4873 or visit • The April Valley Singles Lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m. at East Side Mario’s Restaurant in Arnprior. For more information call Fay at (613) 256- 8117 or Johanna at (613) 432-7622. • Renfrew Silver Seniors games day (cards, darts, prizes for winners) at the Renfrew Legion at 1 p.m. Spaghetti at 4 p.m. Call Pat for tickets, 613-6492756. Friday, April 6 • Renfrew Freemasons lunch, noon at the Rocky Mountain House. Gentlemen interested in learning about freemasonry are invited to join. Wives and girlfriends are welcome. Barry Samson 613-433-9038. Sunday, April 15 • Pet microchip clinic at Arnprior & District Humane Society. Cost $45 per chip/animal, cash only please. Appointment necessary. Call shelter, 613-623-0916. Saturday, April 21 • Calling all Djembes V with Catherine Veilleux at 468 Fourth Chute Rd., Douglas. Intermediate workshop 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; beginners workshop 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Workshops $40 or $75 for both. Call Jenn Foley at 613-281-2881 or jennifoley@ Sunday, April 22 • Scott Woods Band Fiddle Legend Tour at the Horton Community Centre. Saturday, May 5 • Indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the AFAC Wing. Cost $12 per table. Multiple vendors. Call Joan at 613-432-4485.

Saturday, March 24 • Women’s dart tournament at the Renfrew Legion, teams of four, cost $40 per team. Women’s doubles $20 per team. Registration 9 a.m., starts at 10 a.m.



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