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Year 141, Issue 49

Thursday, June 14, 2012 • 48 pages

Morning fire destroys Barr Street home June 23 fundraiser for fire victim

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Burnstown United Church celebrates improved accessibility. – Page 15 –


St. Thomas the Apostle School holds its annual fun fair. – Page 23–


Single-mom Sherry Danis is thanking her lucky stars that sheʼs alive and uninjured. Sleeping in the basement of the two-storey residence about 4 a.m. Monday, she was awakened by a fire that destroyed the Barr Street house she was renting. “I donʼt even know what woke me up,” said Danis, whose daughter Paige, 12, and son Jackson, 5, were away visiting their dad. “I just remember running up the stairs and seeing the flames outside the kitchen window.” After seeing the nearby shed was in flames, she tried dialing the upstairs phone, but it wasnʼt working. So she returned to the basement for her cell phone. Danis also heard a huge bang, which turned out to be one of the upstairs windows, which may have been broken by an exploding propane tank. Shortly afterwards, the house was engulfed in flames. After dialing 9-1-1, she was told two calls had already been made and the fire department was on its way. “Iʼm very happy and thankful (to not be hurt), but Iʼm still in shock,” she said Monday afternoon. “I havenʼt had my own real cry yet. Thereʼs no returning to that house,” added Danis, who works as the main manager at Santa Fe Southwestern Grill. Knowing that she has lost basically all her possessions, Santa Fe owner Tom Pappin is helping to organize a fundraiser for her. The fundraiser kicks off at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. See FIRE, Page 2

Mercury photo by Lucy Hass

A home on Barr Street in Renfrew was destroyed by fire early Monday morning.

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Renfrew council unanimously approved its new landfill waste-diversion plan Monday night, but with some controversy. The vote came after most discussion focused on two particular items — modified hours of operation, and the cost for businesses to send large quantities of unsorted mixed waste to the Renfrew landfill site. The vote displeased Jeannie Barron of Barron Disposal who earlier in the June 11 meeting presented her arguments against sharply increasing the cost for large quantities of mixed waste material from $35 per tonne. She suggested the cost should be closer to $80 per tonne. The new tipping fee of $80 per tonne will be for separated waste, with a minimum charge of $15 for quantities less than 200 kilograms. That new rate goes into effect July 1, 2012. The tipping fee of $150 per tonne of large quan-





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tities of unsorted waste material becomes effective Sept. 1, 2012. The later date appears to be a concession for disposal firms since they are already locked into contracts with clients, suggested Coun. Tom Anderson. That unseparated waste will be sorted by landfill site staff. Barron was among a very small number of local residents who attended the Town of Renfrewʼs public meeting May 9 about the waste-diversion planʼs recommendations. After Barron expressed her concerns again at the June 11 council meeting, Reeve Audrey Green, who chairs the development and works committee, said local businesses were still encouraged to contact the town to discuss their concerns with the new wastediversion plan. “Weʼll look at (their concerns) and see what we can do,” said Green, suggesting that everything isnʼt cast in stone.

“Jeannie (Barron) says itʼs moving too fast. Iʼm saying in essence the completion of the whole program is going to be a year or a year and a half, before we have everything in place the way we need it. These are the first steps toward trying to maintain a better landfill site.” The new waste management program, in large part, focuses on requiring material separation, in order to facilitate material diversion. REDUCED GARBAGE-BAG QUOTAS

The new plan also calls for the weekly quota of garbage bags to be reduced from three to two for residences, and from six bags to four for businesses. Extra bag tags will be made available from the town for $2 each, so excess bags can be placed curbside and collected or disposed of at the landfill site. These changes take effect July 1, 2012.



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Fire destroys Barr Street residence Continued from front

“She pretty well got out of there with only the clothes on her back,” said Pappin, who said the local band, Stuffed Buffalo, will play at the fundraiser. FINANCIAL DONATIONS

Visitors can also make financial donations at the door, participate in 50-50 draws, and bid on special auction items, including green fees and limousine service. Throughout the evening, Santa Fe is offering free appetizers. Organizers are also looking for other auction items. To help out, call Santa Fe at

613-432-1600. At least two cats died in the fire, said Renfrew Fire Chief Guy Longtin. The department had 10 full-time and four volunteer firefighters on the scene along with two pumpers, the aerial ladder truck and the pickup. Damage to the house was extensive, said Chief Longtin. The Ontario Fire Marshalʼs office was on the scene Monday afternoon investigating the cause of what is considered a suspicious fire. Detective.-Constable Sean Smith of the Renfrew OPP is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the local detachment at 613-432-3211.

Mercury photo by Lucy Hass

Fire chief Guy Longtin moves traffic pylons as the department wraps up at the scene after a long stretch of firefighting at this Barr Street home Monday morning.

Strikers prevented from addressing council Derek Dunn

Vehicles progressed through a picket line with little delay before Mayʼs Renfrew County council meeting. But when it comes to seeing an end to the month-long strike, there is little progress to report. The 22 Ontario Works employees in Renfrew County have been on strike since May 10. They picketed near the county buildingʼs parking lot in Pembroke in the lead-up to the May 30 meeting, after they were denied the opportunity to speak before council. Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario president Fred Hahn said the group was there all week, “waiting to be called back to the table” by the countyʼs negotiating team. Key for Hahn is benefits. He said county negotiators want to remove benefits such as 100 per cent dental coverage, and long- and short-term


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The two-bag collection is also overdue, said Reeve Green, who has been a major proponent of the waste-diversion plan. “Everyone around here has two-bag collection, not three,” she said. “Weʼve had three for so long that itʼs not benefitting our landfill site at all. If you go to two, people are going to recycle, people are going to do more. If they get into that type of mold, theyʼll become more conscious of exactly what weʼve got and how we have to preserve it.” Modified summer landfill site hours will take effect Sept. 1, 2012, with Thursday hours extended until 7 p.m. The landfill will also remain open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday during the day,

disability. They donʼt mind giving the coverage to the countyʼs other 700 employees, Hahn said, but for some reason the 22 women working for Ontario Works are being treated differently. He also said council voted itself a three-per-cent raise in January, but expect employees to suffer austerity measures. “They donʼt deserve any less than any other employee in this county,” Hahn said. At one point during the morning, some employees said Warden Bob Sweet was swept through the picket in a police escort. They said it was a poor use of tax dollars. However, Sweet was asked about it moments later. He pointed at his car in the parking lot and said he was at work before the picketers arrived. Ghyslaine Turgeon, president of CUPE local 4989, was among those waving union flags and shouting slogans outside the county headquar-

ters. She maintains morale among the strikers remains positive, but that itʼs time the county returns to the negotiation table. “Ontario Works employees want to get back to providing employment services and income supports to assist vulnerable members of our community,” she said. CUPE National President Paul Moist joined the County workers on the picket line Monday to emphasize his unionʼs support for the workers. The striking employees deliver social assistance to about 1,100 clients monthly. They focus on helping clients – such as women whoʼve fled domestic violence – achieve financial independence. During the strike the county has temporarily closed the Killaloe and Arnprior offices, redirecting clients to the Pembroke and Renfrew Ontario Works locations. The Pembroke office is acces-

but closed Fridays. Coun. Andrew Evans questioned the wisdom of closing the landfill that day, particularly since one large local contractor does a lot of its business Fridays. The new waste-diversion plan will also credit residences $30, to a limit of one credit per property, for purchasing and installing a composter. A receipt of purchase must be provided to qualify for the credit. Composters, say town staff, sell for $63 to $100. Meanwhile, the plan also calls for council to approve additional part-time staffing “to monitor and perform diversion initiatives and site activities” at the landfill site. Approval of the new wastediversion is being realized about a decade after some of these same initiatives did not receive council approval, said Reeve Audrey Green. She pointed out the rapidly-

diminishing shelf life of the landfill site. “The bottom line is save the landfill site,” said Green, “because 10 years ago we had 35 years expectancy, and now we have between 12 and 17 years. “And if we donʼt do something very soon, weʼre not going to have anything, then weʼll (be in trouble) because weʼll never find another (landfill site) within the Town of Renfrew.” This isnʼt the end of efforts to improve waste diversion, either. Other items are expected to emerge from next yearʼs budget, said Green. Coun. Anderson and Mayor Bill Ringrose both talked about the importance of spending ʻeducationalʼ dollars set aside in the budget to continue to inform the public about recycling and other aspects of local waste diversion.

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sible to clients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday. The Renfrew office is accessible to clients Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. The county has assured residents that despite the labour disruption, Ontario Works will continue to provide emergency social services to the less fortunate, and people who are receiving benefits will continue to receive them.

Apology I apologize for the fact that my letter regarding Ludmilla Barnamovaʼs compost may have hurt her and given the impression that it is unclean. The compost in question meets all regulations and by-law requirements. It is well-constructed and causes no health concerns.

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Candyland dance recital gets sweet reception Melissa Friske’s School of Dance held its annual dance recital on June 9 at the Renfrew Recreation Centre. Thirty-six enthusiastic dancers performed pieces in creative dance, ballet, tap and hip hop to a very appreciative crowd.”

The Cowguys in lineup for Renfrew BIA Festival of Family Lucy Hass

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Tickets for the hour-long Sharon and Bram Show are $15 and are available at The Flower Factory, A Sense of Country, Kids Corp and Scottʼs Shoe Store. Get your tickets early. Other attractions at the festival will include The Juggle Bugs, Radical Mad Science Show, Kids Corp Zone, Sharon and Bram Show, Yaki balloon animals, face painting, sidewalk chalks, cotton candy and old-fashioned lemonade courtesy of the Renfrew and

Area Seniorsʼ Home Support program. Pat Forrest of Prime Valley Real Estate is sponsoring a jumping castle at the festival, Cougars Conquering Cancer will be serving pink candy floss and Peter Boldt is on board to lead his energetic Zumba classes in the downtown core. The Renfrew Victoria Hospital Auxiliary will provide its famous root beer floats, and Santa Fe Restaurant is also taking it to the street with an outdoor patio where ribs, corn and more will be available for purchase. Valley Heritage Radio will wrap up the day with a kitchen party in Low Square” With Seniorsʼ Month celebrations in full swing now, seniors are welcomed to celebrate into July by attending this family-focussed event. To learn more about the festival, check out the Renfrew BIA website and events page on Facebook.

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The countdown is on for the Renfrew Business Improvement Area (BIA) Festival of the Family. The downtown party will be held Saturday, July 28 with events throughout the day. The attractions range from the highly-acclaimed Sharon and Bram family show at 2:30 p.m. at the AFAC Wing, to Yaki balloon animals and buskers. Among the buskers will be the premier attraction, The Cowguys. The Cowguys, says their website, are an Ottawa-based performing duo who have been delighting audiences worldwide since 1990. “They expertly blend circus, western and magic skills with dexterity, wit, juggling and comedy for all ages in their award-winning show,” the site says. They have more than 2,500 performances to their credit, from conventions, private parties, festivals and even a few weddings. The Cowguys are Brian Wilson, Nick Miller and Johnathan Lockhart. Wilson was in Renfrew a few years ago for Valleyfest and delighted young and old. They have trained and done workshops with Ringling Brothers Clown teachers, Cirque du Soleil instructors,

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Gallant got a ďŹ rst-hand demonstration of the new website to be featured in kiosks across the municipality to welcome visitors and be used for provincial, national and international promotion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The idea was to be as innovative as we could,â&#x20AC;? said Hermann. Kierczak added that township council understands economic success lies in working with the local business community to draw tourism trafďŹ c, money and jobs to the township. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we make decisions now itĘźs in collaboration with our businesses,â&#x20AC;? Kierczak told Gallant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Collectively, we developed a community economic development strategy.â&#x20AC;? Gallant meanwhile noted the importance of documenting the jobs created by these grants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to demonstrate that weĘźre getting more out of it than weĘźre putting into it,â&#x20AC;? Gallant said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we invest money, we have to

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;YouĘźre doing all the right things, growing the economy so you can better pay bills,â&#x20AC;? Gallant told the gathering. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have to ďŹ ght for that money every year.â&#x20AC;? Gallant said, reiterating the need to show, emperically with evidence every year, that the money is being used well. Kierczak assured such information is being documented for future grant applications. He stressed that grants are vital to municipalities already stretched for ďŹ nancial resources and who donĘźt favour borrowing to undertake these important tourism initiatives. He hoped the June 1 visit would give Gallant â&#x20AC;&#x153;a glimpse of how energetic we are and how strategically we think.â&#x20AC;?

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Municipal ofďŹ cials also expressed thanks for federal Canada Day funding that Coun. Kierczak said will help the township to showcase the regionĘźs status as a premier, internationally-known tourist destination. He said Canada Day in Calabogie is about far more than ďŹ reworks, although that is important in bringing people together. Gallant was presented with a copy of the new Festival of the Senses brochure, and promotional material for such upcoming summer events as Porsche Canada events at the Calabogie Motorsports Park and Calabogie Blues and Ribfest at Calabogie Peaks. In closing, Coun. Kierczak said grants are vital to municipalities whose ďŹ nancial resources are already stretched to the limit and who do not favour borrowing to undertake these important tourism initiatives. Also on hand for the gathering were Greater Madawaska CAO Mark Urbanski, Coun. Brian Hunt, Steve Hall from Calabogie Highlands, Calabogie Motorsports Park track manager Jane Blinn and Gayle Main from Calabogie Peaks.

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Members of Greater Madawaska council and CABA met at The Fans of Calabogie Bed and Breakfast June 1 to celebrate grants, including $12,000 from the Eastern Ontario Development Corporation, through the local Community Futures Development Corporation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank you to the Canadian government,â&#x20AC;? Coun. Bruno Kierczak told MP Gallant. He described the $12,000 federal grants as â&#x20AC;&#x153;an enormous boost for us.â&#x20AC;? Recent grants have been used for creation of a new Festival of the Senses brochure, and development of a website for

its kiosk program. Coun. Kierczak said components of the kiosk program are easily transferrable to other communities interested in increasing their tourism and economic development proďŹ le, Kierczak also praised GallantĘźs staff which he described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;responsive and cheerful.â&#x20AC;? Byron Hermann of Fans of Calabogie noted how impressed CABA was last year when the federal government announced its Canadian tourism strategy. He said the community is doing a lot to develop to creative economy - as demonstrated through the Festival of the Senses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The arts are really important,â&#x20AC;? he said. There are also plans for further development of the Barnet Cottage and Heritage Point properties, and consideration of a county-wide archives facility. As a conductor and composer, Hermann would also like to see creation of a performing arts centre in the municipality.


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Retired naval ofďŹ cer Ken StaffordBrown of Renfrew had the pleasure of a front-row seat during the royal coupleĘźs visit to the May 22 military muster at Fort York Armoury. Prince Charles (the Prince of Wales) and wife Camilla (the Duchesse of Cornwall) attended the event in Toronto that commemorated the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Spectators on hand included Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a personal honour to have a special invitation, being of a military background and knowing both the army and the navy were the focal forces in the War of 1812,â&#x20AC;? said Stafford-Brown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had seen the prince before, but I was never in a venue where it was special invitation to me.â&#x20AC;? Stafford-Brown, who retired from the Royal Canadian Navy in 1994, has lived in Renfrew since 1989. But his familyĘźs local roots go way back, to great grandfather Tobias Stafford and great grandmother Elizabeth Ryan who settled in the area about 1863. Stafford-Brown referred to his experience at the military muster as one of â&#x20AC;&#x153;complete satisfaction and enjoyment.â&#x20AC;? Prince Charles, who attended the event dressed in a Canadian Army Lieutenant GeneralĘźs dark green uniform, inspected the Guard of Honour while accompanied by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Defence Minister Peter MacKay and Chief of Staff Gen. Walt Natynczyk. A military muster is a general term for collecting soldiers or sailors together, of which both attended the May 22 event. Three bodies of troops were gathered on the parade square at Fort York Armoury, of which the largest was the Guard of Honour of soldiers. Its Colonel in Chief is his Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales. Others gathered were the Air Reserve of Canada, which mounted the

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Featuring music by Rossini, Viadana, Vecchi, Roux and TrĂŠpanier

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Country Fun Nature Camp is a non-denominational Christian eco-camp that focuses on nurturing childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love for God, self, others, and the environment. A typical day at County Fun includes arts and crafts in our Craft Barn, outdoor games, a daily swim in our in-ground pool, nature walks, interactive Bible studies, and snack time. Wherever possible, all activities are tied to themes of nature and environmental education.

Looking for a unique summer day camp experience for your children this year? Country Fun Nature Camp is an environmental day camp program run at the Tucker House Renewal Centre, a beautiful historic retreat just east of Ottawa. Camp activities take place in a natural setting of old-growth forest, wetlands, ďŹ elds, a limestone quarry, and organic gardens. Mercury photo by Steve Newman

These princesses and avid readers anticipate the arrival of the TD-Canada Trust Summer Reading Club program at the Renfrew Public Library. From left are princess Abbie Miller, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s librarian Susan Klinck, TD-Canada Trust Renfrew branch manager Tracy Badham and princess Ava Pilgrim.

Bus transportation is included, with 3 pick-up locations across Ottawa. For more information, or to register online, visit, email us at, or call us at 613-446-2117 x 6.


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The TD-Canada Trust Summer Reading Club program is coming back for another big season at the Renfrew Public Library. Last summer 178 children played the Splash! gameboard, while 407 youngsters attended one or more of the 28 special programs offered throughout the summer. With a summer student on board this year, unlike last year, childrenĘźs librarian Susan Klinck says the number of programs will be increased. So look for even more participation in the program, which kicks off with a 10 a.m. to noon registration this Saturday, June 16. Imagine! is the theme of this summerĘźs reading club program, which continues to attract big numbers across the country. Established by the Toronto Public Library, it now reaches nation-wide. Last summerĘźs 281,586 registered participants read a total of 2.3 million books. Using the programĘźs 2012 theme of Imagine! will have the Renfrew Public Library staff work with the theme of Imagine a World of Tape. Appropriately, the childrenĘźs department has been decorated with a duct-tape castle walls, while its summer programs will focus on different types of tape, like caution tape, crimescene tape, masking take and measuring tape. The reading club programĘźs title sponsor is TD-Canada Trust, through its Renfrew branch.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;At TD we believe that a good education opens the door to opportunity and contributes greatly to the long-term well-being of individuals, families and communities,â&#x20AC;? said Tracy Badham, Renfrew branch manager for TDCanada Trust. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also see the importance of basic ďŹ nancial literacy as a foundation for individual and national prosperity.â&#x20AC;? Scapa North America is also a supporter of the local reading program. Jenny PilgrimĘźs daughter, Ava, and AvaĘźs friend Abbie Miller dressed up as a princesses to promote the upcoming program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like that it keeps them reading all summer long,â&#x20AC;? said Mrs. Pilgrim. She also likes that the children become familiar with all parts of the library, and not just the fairy-tale section. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ItĘźs great fun and excitement, not just for kids, but for whole families, because we get the whole family involved in reading,â&#x20AC;? said Klinck. The program is open to children ages two to 13, but as Klinck points out, parents shouldnĘźt stop reading to their kids â&#x20AC;&#x153;no matter how old they are.â&#x20AC;? The summer club program includes the annual game board, with prize incentives along the way for reading books. Those who complete the extensive game also take home a book prize.

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Horton Recreation Committee Presents Country Dance

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At the Horton Community Centre Sunday June 17th $10.00 per person 2 pm - 5 pm Entertainment by Ray Kholsmith & Friends

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Pre-Registration required Ages 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13 8:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:30 July 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 & August 7-10 $120.00 per week July 9 -13, 16 -20, 23- 27, July 30-Aug 3 $150.00 per week Fridays will be Trip Day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Weather permitting children will experience local excursions. There will be an extra $10.00 fee applied for Friday excursions to cover buses.

The Council of the Township of Horton will present its proposed 2012 municipal budget at a Public Meeting to be held in the Municipal Council Chambers, 2253 Johnston Road, commencing at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday June 19, 2012. Barring any changes to the budget, it will be presented to Council for approval at a Special Council Meeting to be held immediately following this Public Meeting. A copy of the proposed budget is available for pickup at the Municipal Office. All inquiries and/or comments on the budget are to be made in writing prior to June 15, 2012 to provide time to prepare a response. Anyone wishing to make a presentation at the Public Meeting is to contact the CAO/Clerk for an appointment prior to 4:00 p.m. June 15, 2012.

ASSISTANT LANDFILL SITE ATTENDANT 6-month Position â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1.5 days per week Reporting to the Municipal Infrastructure Manager and designated staff, the successful applicant will provide direction to ratepayers on the rules and regulations on the operation of the Horton Landfill Site. Duties include: assistance at the Landfill Site, ensuring that ratepayers place waste in the designated locations, clean-up of site and other duties as assigned. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

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Please submit your resume to the undersigned by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Jeff Schruder, Municipal Infrastructure Manager Township of Horton, 2253 Johnston Road, Renfrew, ON K7V 3Z8 613-432-6271 (phone) 613-432-7298 (fax)


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Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce announces nominees Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce

The Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce has announced nominees for its 2012 community achievement awards. Every year the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the community awards to recognize businesses and individuals that have demonstrated outstanding customer services, community involvement

and other notable achievements. One of the most prominent events of Renfrew and Area communities, the Community Awards attracts a large audience of business leaders and leading members of our society. The theme of the 2012 Community Awards Banquet is Old Hollywood. It will be a semi-formal event at the Renfrew Best Western on June 21. The public is welcome to join in

celebrating the Renfrew and area honorees. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Aikenheads or at the Information Centre at 161 Raglan St. S. The nominees for this yearʼs awards are: • Citizen of the Year – John and Margaret Wilson, Kent Tubman and Suzanne Lachambre; • Youth of the Year – Grace Stewart, Hillary MacMillan and Victoria

Slight; • Outstanding Business Achievement – Delicious Restaurant, Metro Renfrew and Scottʼs Shoe Store; • Lifetime Business Award: John A. Burnett, OʼNeil/Realty and Yemen Electric; • Community Organization of the Year – Admaston-Bromley Grainshare Project, Car Show & Swap Meet for Dad, and Cougars Conquering Cancer.


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Disconnect, to reconnect, with community family and friends The addition of an elevator lift at the Burnstown United Church is more than a means to help the disabled make full use of the community facility. One person at Thursdayʼs ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark completion of the accessibility project sees improved access as one more encouragement for people to use the church hall to bring a congregation, and an entire community, closer together. The elevator lift is an impressive piece of technology, but Neil Dalton feels even greater rewards will be felt when people of all ages and backgrounds step out of their homes and

spend time with their neighbours. In his lifetime, Dalton has seen a tremendous transition in how people spend their leisure time, and it isnʼt for the good. He notes that not so very long ago, people connected at regular gatherings at dance halls and church halls across Renfrew County. He misses those days of face-to-face contact and hopes society will one day find its way back to the simpler joys of life. He believes an important step is learning to walk away from the technologies that tie us to screens – television screens, computer monitors, gaming devices, iPods and cell phones.

Far better, he says, for neighbours to gather and enjoy more sociable pastimes like dances, board games and cards. While the worldwide web has given people access to unlimited information and a swelling directory of casual ʻfriendsʼ, it actually does very little to fulfill the very real need for human contact. A Tweet on Twitter cannot replace the bond of a good firm handshake or heartfelt hug. A laugh shared live with others is vastly superior to the parade of LOLs scattered through fleeting emails and text messages. Not that the Internet isnʼt valuable in con-

necting people with like-minded interests, or creating precious support systems for people. But governments are truly on the right track when they encourage people to join in welcoming, inclusive activity. Past functions at the United Church in Burnstown have provided exactly that. From piano recitals and concerts to womenʼs institute activities, the tiny, rural community hall has proven its value in bringing people together. The future is bright at this rural church hall, if only people are willing to unplug, venture outside and enjoy time well spent with neighbours and friends.


RCI relay appreciates support To the editor: On behalf of the organizing committee for RCIʼs Relay for Life, we would like to extend our deepest thanks to everybody who was involved in our event this year. The event would not have been a success without the contributions of the hundreds of people who had a hand in it. From the survivors, to the relayers, and the people who graciously donated their time, money and hard work, Relay for Life is truly a collaborative effort.

With your help, we were able to raise close to $120,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. We would also like to extend our gratitude to St. Josephʼs Catholic High School for participating in our event this year. Your participation was worth so much more than the money you raised. It fills me with pride and joy that our two schools can come together for a common cause, and I, along with members of the organizing committee and many others, hope that

your participation will help to build lasting co-operation and a closer connection between our two schools. It is truly inspiring to see our small town come together year after year and do such an amazing thing, and the level we exceeded our expectations this year fills me with pride to be both an RCI Raider and a citizen of Renfrew. Thank you again to all who contributed to this yearʼs enormous success. Sincerely, Anthony Burton Renfrew

Bill to support families with dementia passes second reading To the editor: Finally there is some good news for the over 180,000 Ontarians living with Alzheimerʼs disease. On April 26, 2012, MPP Donna Cansfield introduced a private memberʼs bill in the Ontario legislature. The bill proposes the creation of a council to advise the Minister of Health on the creation of a comprehensive Alzheimerʼs Strategy for Ontario. It is critical that Ontario implement a comprehensive strategy to deal with Alzheimerʼs disease and related dementia. As Ontarioʼs population ages, the number of people with Alzheimerʼs disease is going to skyrocket. There

is currently no coordinated plan for how the province is going to deal with that reality. Currently there are over 180,000 Ontarians with dementia; within a decade, this number is expected to increase by 50 per cent. The good news is that the bill garnered the support of politicians from all political parties, receiving unanimous support in the Ontario legislature. Please contact your local MPP and encourage them to pass the bill into law as soon as possible. Lynda Colley Alzheimer family member, volunteer member of Champlain public policy committee Alzheimer Society of Ottawa & Renfrew County

IMF, WTO and World Bank don’t need bombs to dominate To the editor; Re:Gathering Storm editorial I see no reason for your concern that Canadians will join the Greeks, the Irish and all of the other world citizens opposed to the anti-prosperity “austerity” measures being imposed by foreign banks upon countless countries for the purpose of devastating their economies and making them ripe for plunder by foreign multinationals — a practice advocated by Friedmanschool economists, backed by the multinationals, adopted by foolish governments, and accepted by entrepreneurs the world over who think they

will benefit despite the mountains of evidence to the contrary. Canadians have not gotten off the couch over election fraud, unconstitutional laws eroding our rights, trade deals that sell our sovereignty, everincreasing unemployment and job insecurity, skyrocketing prices, and the imminent removal of our social safety nets and basic freedoms. Therefore, I see no danger that Canadians will do anything but stand by and watch as our final shreds of hope, sustenance and dignity are stripped away by an invalid government and by foreign interests.

The IMF, WTO and World Bank donʼt need bombs to achieve world domination. Just highly placed morons who fall for their scam and a lot of complacent citizens who wonʼt bestir themselves to consider the inevitable consequences of their leadersʼ actions. So, when your little chain of papers succumbs to “austerity” and you join the majority of Canadians in destitution — as your counterparts in many countries have done — Iʼll be saying, “I told you so.” Yours truly,



Should the Renfrew farmers market have been relocated out of the downtown?

Should plastic garbage bags be banned across the province and country?

A) The move to the fairgrounds is a smart 64% one, as it gives customers more room to park and circulate.

Yes. It’s time society took risks to the environment more seriously for the betterment of future generations.

B) Move them back downtown. It’s more 29%

B) No. The change would likely results in higher

of a social meeting place there and the market helps attracts customers to downtown businesses and vice versa.

costs that will ultimately be passed on to alreadystressed consumers.

C) Locate them at a mall parking lot, be-


cause that’s where most people go to shop.

D) Put the farmers market at a farm


close to town, or let each farmer sell their produce at the farm gate.



Keep plastic bags for consumer purchase but increase the cost to 25 cents, with assurance the money will go directly to local waste management programs.

D) Keep the status quo. Plastic shopping bags are the most common way people collect in-house garbage and a ban would cause an unnecessary burden on the average citizen.

To vote in our web poll, visit us online at

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Model T, familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first car was a diamond in the rough Mother often wondered if we got a bargain when Father traded many loads of gravel for the old Model T, our ďŹ rst car. The deal was made with a neighbour who needed gravel for a washed-culvert: we had the gravel pit, and he had the car. Not a penny changed hands. Just a handshake in the back yard on a Spring day in the Ęť30s, the way most deals were done back then. We children were thrilled beyond belief! Imagine. A car. Our ďŹ rst. It certainly wasnĘźt much to look at. In an attempt to ďŹ x up a battered front fender, the ďŹ rst owner had painted it green. Of course, the rest of the car was black. Mother thought the paint was from left-overs from painting a pump or old lawn furniture which seemed to be the colour everyone used back then. Father said the odd fender gave the car a nice touch. When we got the car, one back door was missing. The farmer said it was somewhere in a ditch along the Northcote road, and he was pretty sure we could ďŹ nd it on one of our trips into Renfrew. He said it ďŹ&#x201A;ew off one day when he hit a rut. Sure enough, Earl spotted it hidden in the long grass just after BriscoeĘźs farm about two miles up the road. Father tied it on with binder twine, which meant, of course, it could never be opened. It stayed forever tied to the frame of the old Model T. The brothers just climbed in over the top of it, and got out the same way. It wasnĘźt a big car, and it was a neverending challenge for us ďŹ ve kids and Mother and Father to all get in. It meant that someone had to sit in the front seat between Mother and Father, and the rest of us had to pile into the back, with one of us crouched down on the ďŹ&#x201A;oor. You would think none of us wanted this ďŹ&#x201A;oor spot, but to me it was the best place in

the entire Model T. ThatĘźs because there was a hole in the ďŹ&#x201A;oor as big as a saucer, and you could sit there and watch the road go by. In fact, we often fought over the spot. So Mother, in her usual organized manner, drew up a chart, and whose turn it was depended entirely on MotherĘźs list. Apart from making it easier to get into the car, the running board served the purpose of carrying an overload. It seemed to me we never went anyplace without boxes, chickens in crates, and an extra gas tank tied to the running board. Although the old Model T was supposed to make our lives easier on the farm, it had several drawbacks which became the bane of FatherĘźs existence. Getting it started was one of them. It had to be cranked. The crank was kept under the driverĘźs seat. Well, it was supposed to be there, but one time we neglected to take it out of the spot where it was used to start the car, and we lost it on the Northcote Side Road, just like the missing door. It too was discovered on the way home from wherever we were going that day. I lived in constant dread that one day Father was going to lose an arm cranking the car. More often than not, the car balked when he was cranking it, and his arm would ďŹ&#x201A;y towards the sky with such a force that it is a wonder it wasnĘźt wrenched from its socket. Of course, Father would let out a spew of words in German, which thankfully no one could understand, but from the look on his face, I knew he wasnĘźt reciting a verse from the bible! Someone had to sit behind the steering wheel while this was going on, to work the gas lever, or the choke, whichever Father ordered from the front the car. And once the motor caught, that person, usually my brother Everett, would ďŹ&#x201A;y out of the car, crawl over the tied-on door, and be ready to take off with the rest of us.

Flat tires were expected every time we left the lane and hit the Northcote Side Road. It wasnĘźt unusual to have three or four during the 12 and a half mile trip into Renfrew. Father always carried a little kit with him, and was always able to ďŹ x the tire in jig time, and have us back on the road before you could blink an eye. One time, which I remember with great clarity, we actually lost an entire wheel. The car came to an abrupt halt as the shaft holding the wheel dug into the dirt road. The three brothers exited the car the same way they got in, over the door, rather than through it, and hoisted the car, with Mother, Audrey and I still in it, Father slammed the wheel back on, screwed the bolts tight, and we were again on our way. Driving the Model T at night was a challenge. The two headlights were useless. All they really did was alert other drivers that we were on the road. So Father rigged up a lantern which could be anchored to the radiator at the front of the car, which was a great improvement over the carĘźs lights. Long trips at night were out of the question. The Model T was certainly a step up from the horse and buggy. Mother doubted it got us into Renfrew any faster, though. With the expected ďŹ&#x201A;at tires, and various other problems we always seemed to encounter with the car, even going ďŹ&#x201A;at out, Emerson ďŹ gured we were only going about 25 miles an hour. But to us ďŹ ve kids, the car was like a status symbol. Other neighbours had newer cars but our ďŹ rst car, to us, meant that we had moved out of the horse and buggy age, and into a modern world. Even though Mother often questioned if we got a bargain by trading many loads of gravel for the car, there was no doubt in the minds of ďŹ ve youngsters out in Renfrew County, that we got the best of the deal. And through the simple shake of a hand!

Keeping them safe When young Carson Barkley heard the sound of the Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drums marching up the street to Low Square June 5, he drove in behind them and gave them a police escort in his own police cruiser. Carson then stuck around to watch the summer season-opening performance, below.





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Valley Rent Rite holds belated grand opening ceremony Peter Clark

The Renfrew location of Valley Rent Rite Ltd., 280 Mask Road behind the big yellow caboose, opened its doors back in January 2010. But owner Len Stavenow had never gotten around to hosting any kind of a grand opening. So, better late than never. On May 24, he and staff hosted an opening for customers, potential customers, and other people who wanted to see what the business has to offer. The day included noon and suppertime barbecues at the equipment rental and industrial sales shop. Riding lawn mowers, chainsaws, Husqvarna

products and more were spread out in the lot for perusal. Stavenow said staff is always ready and willing to help customers with any questions they might have. “Weʼve got good people working with us and Iʼm very appreciative of that.” The grand opening also featured a cruise night with many classic cars and bikes on display, including Stavenowʼs 1970 Chevy Nova, all under sunning skies. Valley Heritage Radio 98.7 did live cut-ins from the site throughout the day. Valley Rent Rite can be reached at 613-4338837. They also have an Arnprior location at 264 Herrick Drive, 613-623-1043.

At the Valley Rent Rite grand opening May 24 are staff members, in front, Jenn Stavenow and owner Len Stavenow; and standing from left, Brian Jack, Jack Lowrey, Frank Opette and Jeremy Craig.


People take in the evening car show at the Valley Rent Rite opening. There were also free hamburgers and hotdogs off the barbecue for all visitors at the open house.


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Watch out for wildlife on area roads

Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come a long way, baby

OfďŹ cers with the Killaloe detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are noticing an increase in motor vehicle collisions due to wild animals such as deer and moose. Police are advising motorists to be cau-

tious during the dusk and dark hours of the day and ensure they abide by speed limits to help prevent these collisions. Also, focusing on the road as well as the ditches may assist in avoiding a run-in with an animal.

A baby Baltimore oriole stirs around the base of an old pine tree. Mercury photo by Lucy Hass


What you see is what you get for this year All the bird species that nest in our area have arrived and have started to raise young or have already raised a brood of young and started a second. There is a possibility that the goldďŹ nches have not started to nest. They are still at Niger seed feeders and do not appear interested in nesting. Should you have a pair or pairs of goldďŹ nches nesting, please let us know. RARE THREE-TOED WOODPECKER

Lilian Robinson saw her ďŹ rst three-toed woodpecker this past week. This woodpecker has been rare in our area since the loss of our elm trees. Rather than having a red patch on the head the male three-toed variety has a pale yellow patch on the crown and white moustache. The plumage is black and white, black above and white below. NESTING DISPLAYS

Canada geese use several displays during nesting, brood protection and territorial claims that transmit their intentions. We encounter these displays on golf courses, parks and picnic areas and we should be aware that the birds are serious. Bent neck, head forward and head bobbing often precede direct attack and a male goose can inďŹ&#x201A;ict some serious bruises with wings and bill. Ruffed grouse, killdeer, night hawks, upland sandpipers and chukars put on the â&#x20AC;?injured or broken wingâ&#x20AC;? display when there is a threat to their nest and young. The swallows

JIM FERGUSON SCENE FROM THE HAWKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EYE will dive at your head when you approach their nest. Ringbilled and herring gulls will do the same to protect their nests. Some species would rather ďŹ&#x201A;ee than ďŹ ght and build a nest that is impossible to ďŹ nd and depend on camouďŹ&#x201A;age to protect their eggs and young. Female indigo buntings, gray catbirds, meadow larks, redwinged blackbirds and horned larks use this defence display. Hawks and owls use a very direct approach to defend their nest and young. They attack any intruders with bill and talons both dangerous weapons. They will also build nests on cliffs, and on tree tops that are impossible to approach without being seen. Most bird species will be starting second or third broods and these displays will be evidence that nesting has begun again. CALLS AND SONGS

One of the most distinctive characteristics of birds is the variety of sounds they make. Most birds can be identiďŹ ed by their voice. With the dense foliage this year identifying the songs and calls can be a bonus. Males do most of the singing in defence of a territory and the nest site. Some species have a variety of sounds, like wrens, gray catbirds, brown thrashers, mockingbirds and ravens. Some, like robins, mourning doves, song spar-

Female common nighthawk doing her injured act to protect her young. Photo by Jim Ferguson

rows, white-throated sparrows and chipping sparrows follow the same pattern or close to it over and over again. Bird calls communicate all of a birdĘźs concerns. Aggression, alarm, danger and food location are the kinds of information birds communicate to other birds using short, unmusical notes or calls. Some species like the raven have many, many calls whereas turkey vultures make a hissing sound accompanied by a few grunts. Woodpeckers drum on a resonant piece of hard wood, a stove pipe, a wire fence or a TV aerial. Their drumming means little to us, but woodpeckers understand. It is important that all members of the species understand the meaning of each call, to misinterpret a call could be dangerous. WHERE ARE THEY

There are several species that have been missing from our lists of summer residents: green herons, American bitterns, upland sandpipers, chimney swifts, purple martins, swallows, spotted sandpipers, harriers, red-tailed hawks, broad-winged hawks and loggerhead shrikes. If you see any of these species please let us know especially if they are common in your area. SUMMER FEEDERS

Summer feeders, including hummingbird feeders, and bird baths can make summer birding much more interesting. We would suggest feeding sugar water, Niger seed and sunďŹ&#x201A;ower (oil or striped) in silo feeders, it keeps some of the larger birds from cleaning out your feeders. Corn, whole or cracked, mixed seed and suet are not summer food. Corn and mixed seed attract pigeons, red-wings grackles and jays, not that we mind feeding them but their destruction of warbler, ďŹ nch and sparrow nests is not acceptable. Enjoy your birding. Ila and Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, RR 5, Renfrew, K7V 3Z8. Phone 613-432-2738 or email jamesh(at)





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Residents express concern over ‘aggressive dog’ Steve Newman

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As of June 1, 2012, Renfrew library user fees for those living in neighbouring townships, such as Greater Madawaska and Admaston-Bromley, increased from $35 per family to $45 per person. Hortonʼs current payment level to Renfrew Public Library amounts to slightly more than $10 per Horton patron. If only half of Hortonʼs 954 patrons sign on with the Renfrew library next year, and pay $45 each, the libraryʼs income from Horton would more than double from $10,300 to $21,465.

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More than a dozen residents attended the Horton council meeting June 5 to voice displeasure with a neighbour and his dog who live near the intersection of River Road and Castleford Road. Ongoing concern for local residentsʼ own safety date back at least several months, but many of the residents at the meeting said the situation isnʼt improving. “Youʼre not telling us anything we donʼt know,” said Horton chief administrative officer Mackie McLaren. But he said itʼs unclear what recourse the township has at this point. “Weʼll have to do some research to find out what the townshipʼs obligations are for a fearful dog. Unfortunately, the bylaw right now is to fine if a dog is off the (ownerʼs) property.” The bylaw states that a fine can be administered if an unleashed dog is off its property. As for what the test is to determine that a dog is dangerous, McLaren said he didnʼt know, and that Horton Township would have to seek legal advice. “I donʼt think itʼs fair to the neighbourhood,” said Bryan Anderson, one of two delegates who spoke at the meeting. The other delegate was Terry Johnston of Grandview Trailer Park. Anderson, whoʼs a seasonal resident, said heʼs concerned the situation may escalate to the point that a local resident is seriously injured by the unleashed Doberman. On some occasions he says the dog has been seen off the property. On another occasion, he says the dog was charging at him, but was called back at the last second by the owner. “Some of us like to go for a stroll down the road … Itʼs a big dog and, in my opinion, itʼs a mean dog. It looks mean, it acts means, itʼs a very frightening dog. “When I go by that place, I kind of say a little prayer and hope the dog is in the house.” Itʼs not just an issue of oneʼs safety either, said local resident Ron Wemmers, who says he has tried to talk with the dogʼs owner.

On three occasions, Wemmers says he has called the OPP because of the dogʼs excessive barking. Wemmers distributed a petition to complain about the dogʼs behaviour. That petition, which was sent to Horton Township, contained 21 signatures from 15 families. The sheet was entitled a petition for peace, quiet and safe living at the Castleford-River roads intersection. Mayor Don Eady stressed the importance of local residents making formal complaints if they have legitimate beefs about the dog. “Any formal complaint you can put in will be taken seriously,” said Eady. “The problem is going on and on, so we have to do something about that.” “You hear and see, from the number of people here (about 16 at council), this is a serious issue,” said Johnston. He said he understood that to a certain extent the townshipʼs hands are tied, as far as what level of enforcement is possible. “But somehow there has to be a way to overcome this whole (situation).” McLaren noted in correspondence to Wemmers that charges have twice been laid under the animal control bylaw for being off the property. One of those charges was lost in the mail just prior to a postal strike. Another charge was laid by the township following a complaint by a Grandview Trailer Park summer resident. “I just hope something happens (to control the dogʼs behaviour) before itʼs too late,” said Anderson. “My question is, when is anything going to be done about the animal, and before somebody gets hurt. Iʼd hate to see someone act after the fact. I just donʼt know why the whole neighbourhood, including visitors, have to live in fear when they pass by this piece of property.” The Mercury made attempts to contact the dog owner, who was not at the meeting, but his latest number was not in service. The Mercury also visited the ownerʼs home and called out his name several times, but the only response was a dog barking from inside the house.




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Bryan Anderson voices his concerns at Horton council about a neighbour’s dog. He says the Doberman is creating fear and concern among residents who live near the intersection of Castleford Road and River Road.

The Renfrew Public Library didnʼt get the six-fold user fee increase it requested from Horton Township, but the situation could be a lot different in 2013. With the year almost half over, Renfrew Public Library Board has agreed to accept a $10,300 payment for 2012 library services for Horton patrons. There were 954 in 2011, as reported by the Renfrew library, or 16.6 per cent of the libraryʼs total number of patrons. Hortonʼs contribution comes roughly half from its provincial library subsidy and half from its own coffers. The Renfrew library board is meeting shortly to discuss future fees for Horton Township. Those discussions, said Renfrew library board chair Lynda Janney, could result in a formal announcement this autumn regarding future fees. The Ontario Library Act prevents townships from combin-

ing township financial contributions and family/individual user fees. Horton Mayor Don Eady suggested Horton may be forced to move to library user fees next year, to satisfy the Renfrew libraryʼs request for more money. There is no library in Horton Township.


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At Friday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for completion of the elevator lift project at Burnstown United Church are, from left, Adele McLeod, MP Cheryl Gallant, McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell, Irene Mayhew, Reverend Don Anderson and Margaret Jean Calberry.

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Canada that improve accessibility, remove barriers, and enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in and contribute to their communities. The Enabling Accessibility Fund was established in 2008 to help fund small projects in communities across Canada to improve physical accessibility for persons with disabilities. From 2008 to 2010 the program provided funding to hundreds of accessibility projects across Canada. The EAF was renewed and expanded in the 2010 budget to cover medium-sized projects, which enabled communities to undertake larger retrofit projects and foster partnerships for creating new facilities. Gallantʼs release said, with the investments made at the Burnstown United Church and thousands of other projects across Canada through the governmentʼs Enabling Accessibility Fund, “We are able to make our public facilities accessible to all Canadians.” For more information on the Enabling Accessibility Fund and how to apply for funding, Gallant invites people to contact her office or visit her website at www.cherylgallant.

Irene Mayhew performs the official cake-cutting duty at Friday’s celebration at Burnstown United Church. Mercury photo by Lucy Hass R0011436966

The late Harry Mayhew was surely smiling down on Burnstown Friday afternoon as his wife Irene cut the ribbon on an elevator lift at the small heritage church. And for more reasons than one. Mrs. Mayhew, devoted wife of former Renfrew councillor Mayhew, snipped a green ribbon to applause as the community celebrated completion of the major accessibility project. Coun. Mayhew would also have been proud of the woman feted for bringing federal money to the small rural community – Renfrew-NipissingPembroke MP Cheryl Gallant. Coun. Mayhew was part of the team behind Gallant in her early days as the Reform Party of Canada candidate who went on to defeat Liberal candidate Hec Clouthier in 2000. Gallant has been undefeated since then. The general contractor for the project was Gaye Pirie, Ross Huggar the architect and Joy Holmes the painter. Other key people behind the project were Trevor Hill of Upper Canada Elevators, Pat-

rick Flain and Irene Robillard who filed the federal grant application. In a news release, MP Gallant said how pleased she was to see the completed project at the Burnstown United Church, made possible by the $49,350 it received through the Enabling Accessibility Fund Program. The funds were used to install a lift from the main hall to the lower level. “Thanks to the leadership of Irene Robillard, and the hard work of parishioners here at the Burnstown United Church, the first phase of their accessibility project is now completed,” Gallant said in a news release. “Without the financial and in-kind support from the community at large, this project would never have become a reality. I would also like to extend special thanks to McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell, the Burnstown Womenʼs Institute, and both the Burnstown and McNabBraeside Business Associations for their support for the Burnstown United Church,” she said. The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) supports community-based projects across


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Bygone days and McNab Days Dressed in period costume, re-enactors relive the days when voyageurs ruled the water. The group joined others who sang songs about the Ottawa River and heritage, and still others who hosted media members during a promotion of the upcoming McNab Days in Bristol Bay, Que. The second annual McNab Days is slated for the June 23 weekend, with events taking place throughout the region.












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McNab Days: A new kind of drama and fun for everyone June 22 to July 1 Torches and Tartan runs: Celebrating Scottish heritage in traditional and new ways Special to The Renfrew Mercury

McNab Days is McNabBraesideʼs annual nine-day festival, June 22 to July 1, celebrating the townshipʼs history, natural heritage and rural roots. FRIDAY, JUNE 22

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Burnstown Heritage house and garden tour Irene Robillard Special to The Mercury

Are you interested in history or homes or gardens? Then you will not want to miss the Burnstown Heritage House and Garden Tour on Saturday, June 30 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. As part of McNab Days, this is the first tour of this type in the Burnstown area and takes in seven locations in and around Burnstown. The four gardens range from a small garden wrapping around the house, to two stunning well-known private gardens. The four heritage homes were all built prior to the 1860s. The youngest building is actually the Burnstown United Church, which was built in 1899. Your ticket for the afternoon roaming is also a guidebook, providing a map and a short description of each location. The order of viewing is up to you – start and finish anywhere along the route. The tour also includes a strawberry social held at the church in Burnstown. There are two locations in Burnstown, besides the church. One is the heritage home of Richard Gill & Cheryl Babineau – this was once the earliest tavern in Burnstown. Richard, a renowned artist, has added to the history by creating Burnstownʼs history in clay relief around his fireplace. The tour also includes a visit to Richardʼs Fog Run Studio and, if you have the time, walk through their labyrinth. The second location in Burnstown was also a very early “stopping place” to lodge the many log drivers and shantymen as they passed through. If only walls could talk! The squaredlog home is the home of Nancy and Ted Young, with the tour also including Nancyʼs interesting gardens. Heading towards White Lake is the farm of Joan and Ross Headrick. There you can visit a log cabin from the early 1800s, lovingly furnished to transport you back to that era. The tour also includes the ownerʼs home and surrounding gardens. Joan will be there in period costume and perhaps preparing something in Lucifer, a cob oven created from straw, sand and clay. Nearby is the stone heritage home of Tim and Deborah Pollard. This stone house dates back to the mid-1800s and was called Saxevilla by the Richardson family in the 1900s. Today, it is continuing to undergo restoration. The gardens of Sandy and Steve Hanson near White Lake are outstanding, with more than 500 varieties of hosta. Dramatic, colourful foliage is found throughout the gardens, interspersed with carefully chosen perennials and whimsical touches.

Schaly tea house.

Pollard stone house. Another exceptional garden and landscape is that of Marlene Schaly. Even the outhouse is impressive. Marlene will be there in Victorian costume and tea will be served in her quaint Tea House. While at the Burnstown United Church for the strawberry social, take time to view the silent auction. One of the items being auctioned is a local hand-made quilt. The Burnstown Heritage House and Garden Tour tickets are $25, which includes the strawberry social. A limited quantity of tickets are available, so purchase yours early so you wonʼt be disappointed! The tour runs rain or shine, with all proceeds being directed to the Burnstown United Church. Sorry, but children under 12 and pets will not be permitted. Tickets can be picked up at the Neat Coffee Shop in Burnstown, Aikenheadʼs Drug Store in Renfrew, Antrim Truck Stop in Arnprior, or Calabogie Lodge in Calabogie. Tickets can also be e-mailed or mailed to you by contacting Irene at or 613-432-6987. For more information you can also phone 613-433-3389 or search for the event “Burnstown” on Facebook.

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Calling of the Clans: Torches will be held high at the annual Calling of the Clans Friday, June 22, the eve of McNab Days. At 7 p.m., the grounds of Waba Cottage Museum and Gardens will resound to pipe bands and Celtic music. The ancient rite of the Calling commences as dusk falls at 9 p.m. Family heads, municipal leaders, organization and business representatives from all backgrounds are welcome to raise a torch, proclaim their history, and re-commit to the values of family, community, and clan so prized in McNabBraeside. BRAESIDE RIVERDRIVE

Saturday, June 23 marks the Braeside Riverdrive: Goodbye Alligator, Hello Beaver! The Braeside Riverdrive, one of the most popular events, promotes the past, present and future of the Ottawa River. Held at Red Pine Bay in Braeside on the Chats Lake reach of the Ottawa, the drive includes a flotilla of heritage river craft that makes its way from Norway Bay, Quebec to Red Pine Bay on the Ontario side. A highlight of the 2012 flotilla is the worldʼs only operating Alligator warping tug, the W.D. Stalker, which is on loan from the Norfolk Historical Society in Simcoe. This yearʼs event will see the Alligator making its farewell

voyage on the Chats – a oncein-a-lifetime spectacle. Festivities, food, music and family entertainment are exuberant on both sides of the river with a noon arrival of the Alligator and Flotilla at Red Pine Bay.

back to Red Pine Bay. The Lions Club will have bacon on a bun available for breakfast. The Tartan Run is the first event in a day full of Sunday Stretch Family Fun. Come out for a Tai Chi demo and beginnerʼs class at 10 a.m. There are also canoe and kayak races in the afternoon, starting at 1 BEAVER FLYING p.m. Pre-register by June 15 As much as we regret say- with Heather Lang at hlrpub613-622ing goodbye to our Alligator,; we are excitedly anticipating 5649; the entry fee for the day the Beaver flying in at 2 p.m. is all you need). On Saturday, June 30 there for the grand opening of the Braeside Beach, next door to will be a Walk/Cycle/Ride/ Drive the Heritage Trail, from Red Pine Bay. The de Havilland float 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrating the release of plane is a feature of the Vinthe McNab Papers CD of autage Wings collection. Also flying in for the event thentic 19th-century correwill be the more modern ul- spondence relating to the lots tralights as well as parachute and concessions of McNab landings from the 5-Mile Township, heritage kiosks High Parachute Club, weath- will be available at the Poole/ er permitting. Sunday, June Division Street entrance to the 24 is the date if the weather McNab-Braeside Recreation Trail, as well as the trailʼs does not co-operate. The fly-in is in anticipa- intersection with Campbell tion of a Float Plane Fly-in Drive. CDs are $20. The Burnstown United Breakfast planned for 2013. Also on hand will be artistsʼ Church hosts a Heritage displays, displays by organi- Tour of Burnstownʼs historic zations, quilt display, wood- homes and gardens, with carving, rope-making, break- Strawberry Social, for $25. fast and lunch by the Lions McNab-Braesideʼs heritage Club, fiddlers and bluegrass can also be experienced at Waba Cottage Museum in bands. The day ends with a pil- White Lake and the townshipʼs grimage to the Braeside Unit- other heritage sites. Festival entry fee is $4 a ed Church at 4:30 p.m. where there will be a barbecue, craft person at the gate, $10 for a family of four. Nine-day festisale and entertainment. val passes for all five municipal events cost $10 a person or TARTAN RUN $20 for a family of four. They On Sunday, June 24 there are available at the township will be a Tartan Run and Sun- office. day Stretch/Family Day. From ancient rites to modCORRECTION ern-day fitness, the first anNOTICE nual Tartan Run begins at 8 a.m. with 100 runners/walkThe Ontario Toyota ers decked out in red-haired Dealers advertisement that ʻJimmy Tamsʼ, provided with ran on June 7th displayed a the $20 registration. Toyota Venza FWD V6. The five-km run/walk will The image should have been a proceed along Usborne Street Venza FWD 4-cylinder. We apologize for any inconvenience that may have to Sandy Hook and the Malcaused. Sincerely, your Ontario Toyota Dealers. loch Road Cemetery, and

MEMORY LOSS AND DEMENTIA The Aging Brain: A lifeline in the making Come learn about this at a special presentation by Dr. Marcus Richards from University College London, UK, at the Alzheimer Society’s Annual General Meeting open to the general public. Dr. Richards will also discuss our aging brain and its consequences for health and function.

Date/Time: June 26, 2012 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location: Hampton Inn Ottawa & Conference Centre Cost:$50/person includes a healthy lunch Pre-registration is required. Call 613-523-4004 or register online at


Parents struggle with fundraising fatigue Ontario’s education system taps families’ desire to improve children’s learning: People for Education Kristen Calis, Jessica Cunha and Rosie-Ann Grover


arents across Ontario are feeling unprecedented pressure to open their wallets for school fundraising as families shell out money for everything from crayons and Kleenex to computers and playground equipment. “Today thereʼs a bigger burden than ever before,” says Progressive Conservative education critic Lisa MacLeod. “Parents are paying over half a billion bucks out of their own pockets each year for essential learning tools.” Bake sales, car washes and pizza lunches generate tens of millions of dollars in fundraising that is supposed to enrich – not replace – public funding. And “the amount of extra monies that are being raised for school purposes is steadily increasing,” the Ontario Public School Boardsʼ Association says. “The trend is undeniable.” Parents do “have a role to play in actually augmenting the school budget,” says Annie Kidder, executive director of People for Education, a parent-led advocacy group. But she believes the education system is taking advantage of parentsʼ willingness and ability to be involved, assuming they will always be there to put in that extra time and money. Many parents agree. School boards know parents will fundraise, says Oshawa dad Steve Rockbrune, who believes parents will work hard to give their kids the best they can provide. “Thatʼs why they put the squeeze on us.” Rockbrune was surprised when his daughter, who attends Harmony Public School, came home at the start of the year with a note requesting donations of Kleenex and glue, basic classroom staples. Parents say drumming up dollars isnʼt the most popular task. LOTS OF WORK

“Nobody really ever wants to take on the job of fundraising because itʼs a lot of work,” says Catherine Scott, fundraising committee co-chair at Roch Carrier Elementary School in Ottawa. “And yet we need classroom resources; we need new technology; we need to keep our school grounds up; spend money on paint for hopscotch and four square in the play-

ground – and thereʼs no money in the school budget for those things.” As of March, Ottawaʼs Broadview Public School had raised more than $116,000 through an e-waste drop-off, magazine fundraiser, letter drive, movie night, and pizza and sub lunches for a complete yard renewal. The previous school council set aside $30,000 and the school received a number of corporate donations, including three $10,000 contributions. With a goal of $150,000, the school council hopes to purchase two new play structures to replace the current unsafe playground and create an outdoor learning classroom for the school of more than 800 students. Many parents say they are feeling the pinch with schools continually asking for more

“(Fundraising initiatives) are constant and frequent. It puts an unrealistic expectation on parents and family and the community.” GREG WEILER

money. It can seem endless, says Greg Weiler, a father of two at the primary level and local president for the Elementary Teachersʼ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in Waterloo. “I canʼt think of a week where there isnʼt some fundraising initiative going on. They are constant and frequent,” Weiler says. “It puts an unrealistic expectation on parents and family and the community.” NDP education critic Peter Tabuns believes the government relies on parents to fundraise. “You almost think they quietly approve. This is a way of reducing the pressure on them for proper funding of education. Leave it to the parents. The parents will raise the money and wonʼt squawk about the fact that their school isnʼt getting enough. Life goes on. But it means a lot of children get shortchanged.” The ETFO says school fundraising lets the provincial government “shirk” its responsibility to properly fund schools and puts pressure on everyone in the system.

“The funds have to come from somewhere,” says Durham ETFO local president Gerard OʼNeill. “People have to go out and raise them.” OʼNeill says filling this funding gap often comes down to teachers, many of whom end up paying for essential classroom items, such as pencils and paper, out of their own pocket. NEW WAYS

Some manage the entire fundraising procedure, which takes time away from their Number 1 priority – teaching. School councils are constantly finding new ways to raise money. At Terry Fox Public School in Ajax, school community council chair Sandra Fletcher has become familiar but not quite comfortable with soliciting friends and family. “The SCC relies on parents and grandparents and sisters and uncles and cousins,” she says. This has been the case since the school opened its doors 10 years ago. The gym didnʼt have a sound system and the library didnʼt have enough books. After years of fundraising to add these items, Fletcher said sheʼs found parents have reached fundraising fatigue. “I actually think thereʼs a lot of pressure on the parents, and we, in the last four or five years, have tried consciously not to put that pressure on the parents,” she says, adding a dance-a-thon and pizza lunches make up most of the fundraising. The school council of St. Patrickʼs Catholic High School in Ottawa doesnʼt do any fundraising for the school. Instead, it lets the students decide how to raise funds and how to use the money. “Itʼs hard to get volunteers, so it would fall on a few peopleʼs shoulders,” says Joanne MacEwan, chair of the school council and co-chair of the Catholic School Parentsʼ Association. Leaving it up to the students teaches them responsibility and keeps parents from burning out, MacEwan says. But there is a limit, she adds. “Sometimes it can be too much. We caution all our school councils – make sure you go to your community and make sure that youʼre getting a feel for how theyʼre feeling about fundraising.” However, not everyone agrees that the problem is a funding shortfall. Joe Allin,

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Jason Scott hefts electronic waste into a dumpster. More schools are turning to fundraisers where parents don’t have to spend any money as a way to combat fundraising fatigue. For an e-waste drop off, schools receive $185 per tonne. chair of the Durham District School Board, believes current government funding is sufficient and that fundraising is a long-standing practice that will take place no matter what. “Iʼm not convinced itʼs associated with need,” Allin says. “That isnʼt to say there arenʼt needs. Iʼd say this activity would go on regardless of the level of funding that comes into the schools.” SENSE OF CONNECTION

Fundraising is a way for parents to be active and feel like theyʼre contributing to their childʼs school, says Kidder, of People for Education. “I think itʼs a really nice, understandable way to be involved in our kidsʼ school.” The types of fundraisers being held, the amounts raised and the items bought differ across the province: • In Woodbridge, St. Clare Catholic School, located in a well-to-do neighbourhood, spent funds on school improvements, arts enrichment, security cameras and healthyliving initiatives such as yoga

in recent years, according to a school council letter to the community. “Fundraising is so important to our school,” said the school council. “Through it, our children are able to access many enhanced resources and programs that only serve to enrich their educational experience at school.” • Rosebank Road Public School in Pickering purchased 11 fans for the school at a cost of $497.08 in 2010-11. • At Holy Cross Catholic School in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic board, the council spent $800 on fans for a portable. Thereʼs no cut-and-dried answer to the pitfalls of fundraising. Sheila Perry spent 30 years working in the education sector in a variety of roles, including principal, teacher, educator, consultant and administrator. With a broad perspective on fundraising from within the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, she says the issue of private dollars funding public education remains a dilemma. “Thatʼs the key, itʼs a public system,” says Perry, who

is now retired. “The key is to offer things across the board, an equal opportunity as much as you can. The dilemma becomes when you just canʼt or the price is too prohibitive. Thatʼs where you get into the fundraising.” Muddying the issue further is determining the must-have items. For example, the Ministry of Education doesnʼt consider technology an essential item for schools. In fact, it slashed the budget for that line item by $25 million for the 2011-12 school year. In turn, the Ministryʼs guidelines deem it acceptable for schools to acquire technology with fundraised dollars. But some in the education sector believe technology is indeed a necessity. “We canʼt go to our parent councils or school councils and keep asking for money for what could arguably be described as a 21st-century learning tool in public education,” says Catherine Fife, president of Ontario Public School Boardsʼ Association. “So letʼs find creative ways to address that funding shortfall and not go to fundraising.”

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Sometime in the early evening hours on June 8 someone broke into a home in Cobden and made off with electronic equipment. The homeowners locked the house and left for about two hours. Police are investigating, as there were no signs of forced entry. Stolen property includes a Wii gaming console and games, hand held vacuum, computer carrying case, DVDs and CDs. Physical evidence at the scene was collected and Const. Kevin Rebertz is continuing to investigate.


A 15-year-old has been charged with theft after a bike was stolen from RCI school property June 4. Later that same date the male lit a small fire outside the school and then extinguished it. No damage was done. The male was charged with theft under $5,000 and one count of mischief. He was released on a promise to appear in youth court in Renfrew on July 30. His identity can not be released under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Const. Carlvin Burgins investigated. Police are investigating af-


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at next weekʼs blood donor clinic. “We would encourage everyone to honour those appointments, as we know that last-minute cancellations sometimes account for a significant loss of potential collections at our clinics,” Heale said. “There are still 56 open appointment slots and we need to book those slots in order for this clinic to be successful. “Donors can book their appointments

on-line at or can contact our national call centre at 1-888-2-DONATE.” The clinic runs from 2 to 5 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m.. “Thank you all for helping us to collect blood and save lives during the challenging summer months,” Heale added. The blood donor clinic is sponsored by the Renfrew Masonic Lodge.

Chef spices up the Ottawa Valley with global dishes Leading up to the Ottawa Valley’s first Diversity Festival July 7 in Renfrew, organizers invite you to meet some of the many diverse individuals who make up our unique and wonderful community. Just like the myriad spices in one of Roopesh Kakkatʼs traditional Indian dishes, many diverse individuals come together to form one community. Kakkat, executive chef and food and beverage director at Four Continents in the Best Western Renfrew, came to Canada in September 2010. Born and raised in India, he has received a warm welcome in Renfrew and finds the people friendly and the land beautiful. And he has lots with which to compare it. “I have visited at least 30 different countries,” said the 29-year-old. After his formal chef training in India, he spent more than three years honing his skills working for a cruise line. “I thought ʻIʼll get to see the world,ʼ” he said. And thatʼs exactly what he did. Among his favourite places are Singapore, Dubai and Germany. The role involved creating dishes from the different countries the cruises visited, and whether it be French or Italian, he enjoyed the food of those cultures. Before coming to Renfrew, Kakkat worked for Best Western Gananoque. The Best Western and Kakkat wanted to offer a little more than the standard burgers, steaks and pizzas found in so many restaurants and so the idea of Four Continents was born. The menu offers a taste of traditional dishes from across the globe and the menu changes regularly to keep it fresh and meet demands. And what culinary Canadian treats has Kakkat discovered? “I love a good beer and barbecue,” said Kakkat. Participating in Renfrewʼs recent Hog Wild Porkfest was great, he said, and gave him an opportunity to learn about different smoking and barbecuing techniques new to him. Kakkat and Four Continents are thrilled to be involved in the Diversity Festival, as a sponsor and participant with a selection of dishes.

Roopesh Kakkat Butter chicken and biriyani will be among the Indian fare on offer. “Biriyani is one of the best dishes, in my opinion,” said Kakkat. “It has 18 different spices and is one of my most favourite,” he said. “Iʼm a person who loves food,” said Kakkat. “I like everything, I try everything.” His passion guides him in the kitchen and there is rarely a need to measure ingredients. “Itʼs an art,” he said. He learned to cook by his motherʼs side, as a child, and something she said always comes back to him. “Itʼs not the sugar and salt, itʼs the love and passion.” And part of the whole experience involves seeing people enjoying his creations and even learning how to make them better. “I love coming out and meeting with the people,” he said. “I love to see when people are happy.” FESTIVAL

The festival kicks off Friday, July 6, with Dragonʼs Breath, a theatrical performance at 7 p.m. at Trinity-St. Andrewʼs United Church and the festival is Saturday, July 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Renfrewʼs Low Square. Dragonʼs Breath closes the event with another showing 4-6 p.m. Dragonʼs Breath premieres June 30 at 7 p.m. in Almonte at the Old Town Hall Auditorium. For more information or to sign up, email visit us on Facebook at www. facebook/DiversityFestival.




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MEET ROGER’S DREAM TEAM The Roger’s Dream Team roster consists of a group of Roger’s House children who will be spearheading the charge to encourage families, individuals, companies and organizations to participate in the annual fundraising event. To support one of these children or for event details, please visit or call 613-599-0323.

Alex Ferguson Alex keeps everyone loose in the dressing room. His amazing sense of humour helps when the team gets nervous before a big game.

t. Join us at this year’s even Amanda Caceres At seven years old, Amanda is one of our seasoned veterans and brings experience to the young squad. She visits Roger’s House about every two months, especially in the spring and summer. Because she requires 24/7 care due to multiple medical issues, these respite stays provide both her and her parents some much needed rest.

Eliane Bissonnette Eliane is one of the high flyers on the team, always on the the move! At only 15 months, Eliane can be spotted scooting around on her zebra buggy or her jumperoo. She’s definitely going to be a fan favourite with our Francophone supporters as she primarily speaks French at home.

Three years ago, Alex was diagnosed with a neurological degenerative disorder that saw him go from playing soccer to being in a wheelchair. Yet this has not broken his amazing spirit.

Connor Haynes A proud member of the Dream Team, Connor brings a lot of enthusiasm to his role on the squad. A huge Senators fan, he loves when the Senators are on TV. As well as watching hockey, he also enjoys the Snoezelen Room at Roger’s House which provides many forms of sensory stimulation as a means of therapy.

Willyam Berube Willyam is one of the most spirited members of this year’s Dream Team squad. He loves to go into the corners, particularly for hugs with his loving parents and the staff and volunteers at Roger’s House.

Jaxon Elliott-Sprysa Jaxon is a big sports and movie fan. When he’s not working out with the Dream Team, he’s usually playing Wii sports like baseball and bowling, or chilling with a good Disney movie. At 8½, Jaxon has proven that he’s a fighter. He was born premature and before he was 4, he’d spent over a year in hospital.

Jordyn Deveau-Yurich Jordyn’s positive attitude makes her a hugely valuable member of this year’s squad. She loves a challenge. Now nine, she has been getting around in her power chair since age six. Jordyn and her family benefitted from time at Roger’s House to transition from complete assistance with medical care before heading home.

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Sixteen year old Nicholas loves the excitement of the game and being on the Dream Team. Even though he requires assistance in all daily activities his thirst and love for life is abundant. His relationship with Roger’s House only started in May 2011 but both he and his family really benefit from the support.

Qavagua Tunnillie Qav is the captain of this year’s Dream Team by right of his age and his experience. A real go-getter, he has been practicing with Ottawa power wheelchair hockey players and is joining their team this year. Undaunted by his medical condition, Qav goes to St. Mark’s High School, getting himself around in an electric wheelchair.


Two and a half year old Lily brings a real competitive edge to her line on the team. Although she was crawling up until just before her second birthday, she is no longer able. Her parents use Roger’s House for respite which is able to provide the same around the clock medical attention they provide, and still in a home-like setting.

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Kevin Reid bowls over competition Peter Clark

Kevin Reid received a rickshaw ride down Renfrewʼs main street at the May 16 Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. He was, after all, representing not only Renfrew, but Region 7 in the then-upcoming Special Olympics Spring Games in Kingston. Reid did not disappoint his fellow athletes. In an epic two days of fivepin bowling, the guy many refer to as ʻChevyʼ returned home with four gold medals from the Games. Reid carted off top honours for high score, high single, high cross and highest game score. He began at 183. By the next morning, he was rolling 255, and the opposition. Reid refused to let the opposition get the better of him, Renfrew Special Olympics head coach Frank Belanger said “There were some good bowlers there. Geeze, I thought, ʻChevyʼs in some good competition.ʼ But he came through.” Belanger noted that more good things could lie on the horizon for Reid. “He might qualify for the national games in Vancouver in 2014. Weʼll know in the next few months.” “It was pretty good, A lot of strong bowlers (were there), Reid said of the provincial spring games. “It was hard, but I felt pretty good. I had lots of fun.” The Games ran May 31, June 1 and June 2. The bowling competition took place on the Friday and Saturday in Cornwall, home to 24 lanes.

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Cooper Brown won the Optimist Field Day OVGA junior tournament championship by two shots June 2.

Brown nets junior golf triumph by two shots Peter Clark

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Kevin Reid sports four golds medals from Special Olympics bowling. “It was about a two-hour bus ride from Kingston,” Reid said. The Spring Games featured five- and 10-pin bowling, basketball, swimming and bocci. “There used to be floor hockey,” Belanger said. “Now itʼs a stand-alone sport, itʼs gotten so good.” Reid has competed at the provincial or national level in teams sports, floor hockey and softball, Belanger noted. “This was his first time as an individual athlete.”

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In flight Tiffany Wright of Central Public School competes in the running long jump at Queen Elizabeth Public School’s track and field meeting June 7 at Ma-Te-Way Park. The meet featured Central, Admaston and host Queen Elizabeth public schools.

Renfrewʼs Cooper Brown has the 2012 golf season off to a sizzling start. Brown fired a round of 72 to win the Optimist Field Day Ottawa Valley Golf Association (OVGA) junior tournament June 2 at Ottawaʼs GreyHawk Golf Club. Brownʼs par round was two strokes better than the 74 turned in by tournament runner-up Dallas Clancy of the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club. “I qualified for Caledon, (host of the Central Ontario District Championships), also an Optimist tournament, June 23rd,” Brown noted. “If I come in the top five there, I qualify for the national Optimist in Florida.” Brown topped the field of junior boys ages 17 and 18 at GreyHawk. His steady round included a 34 on the front nine, which featured three birdies and one bogie.

Brown added two birdies as part of a 38 on the back nine, but also carded two bogies, including the par-four 16th hole. As a result, the Renfrew Collegiate student knew he was still in contention, but couldnʼt afford to take anything for granted as the tournament reached its final stages. “I (had to) stay strong. Hope for the best. I thought I was in the lead, but I wasnʼt sure,” the 17-year-old said. A four on the closing parfive 18th eased some of the pressure. Brown is a Renfrew Golf Club member this year. He is looking forward to the club championship in August, among other events. But before that, he hopes to land a trip to Florida for the National Optimist junior event. A second member of the Renfrew Golf Club, Stephene Pare, posted an 84 (41-43) at GreyHawk.

Anglers prepare to generate their own fish story PETER CLARK PETER’S PUTTERINGS “They are both very accomplished, intelligent anglers who are accustomed to competing against 70 other boats of two anglers. Thatʼs 140 anglers all vying for first place! “On July 21, there will only be two. Itʼs winner takes all!” Renfrew native Trevor Kunopaski, also of Militant Outdoors, said the two combatants enter this competition with the credentials.

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“Ken is the Renegade Bass Angler of the Year for 2011 and Jason is the South Eastern Bass Open champion. Theyʼve never faced each other,” Kunopaski noted. Weʼll keep you posted.

with nary a mistake. They made it intriguing by climbing halfway back. But within a fiveminute span in Game 6, the Kings notched three powerplay goals, and the Stanley Cup drama was all over.

Kings of the Cup: The New Jersey Devils gave the Los Angeles Kings a bit of a scare, but when a team falls behind 3-0 in games, particularly in a low-scoring series, its odds of bouncing back are closer to none than slim. The Devils had to string together 12 near-perfect periods of hockey

From riches to Union Rags: Learning of Iʼll Have Anotherʼs Friday morning scratch took any interest I had away from watching Saturdayʼs Belmont Stakes. With the drama of a potential Triple Crown chase now gone, one American sportscaster said he didnʼt know how heʼd fill the void.

Thereʼs certainly nothing tougher than killing two and a half minutes on a Saturday night when your plans go sour. For the record, a horse named Union Rags won by a nose. * * * The last team to sweep a Stanley Cup final remains the 1998 Detroit Red Wings. The Wings took four straight from the Washington Capitals. And for this week: Remember the Pearson Cup? In what city was the last game of the annual Expos-Blue Jays match-up for Canadian baseball bragging rights played?

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We had the story in the Feb. 23 Mercury on the upcoming head-tohead showdown of professional bass anglers – Renfrewʼs Ken Dagenais and Jason Kluver of Kemptville. Sean White of Militant Outdoors informs me, Canadaʼs Best Angler event is happening July 21. The location is Silver Lake, by Highway 7 near the town of Maberly. Specifics will be provided as the date draws closer. “We at Militant Outdoors are thrilled that these two elite anglers have agreed to a direct competition,” White said.


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FUNdamentals program hand out awards for 2011-12 accomplishments Steve Jones

The Renfrew Special Olympics FUNdamentals Program closed out its season on May 25 with awards and statements of appreciation distributed by program coach / co-ordinator Dan Dubeau. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to bring special kids together like this in order to give them some experience with sports, but also as a place to come and socialize while they learned. And from where I stand today, it looks to me that weĘźve been successful at doing exactly that,â&#x20AC;? Dubeau told the gathering. NATIONAL PROGRAM Photos courtesy of Dan Dubeau

The FUNdamentals team, in front row from left, are Dylon Hazen, Ethan Bourgeois, Dyllon Brenner, Max Dubeau and Taylor Dubeau; middle row, Nathan Campbell and Carter Rekowski, and back row Karen Shrive, Judy Dubeau, Sue Dubeau, Danny Dubeau and Marrianne Haskin-Bourgeois.

and value of rules, and about how to enjoy the activities heĘźs a part of.â&#x20AC;? This is consistent with what FUNdamentals sets out to accomplish, that being the fostering and developing of improved social, physical, and cognitive abilities of young athletes, giving them a foundation for future athletic opportunities, and allowing for earlier development of fundamental movement skills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ItĘźs about a healthy and balanced lifestyle,â&#x20AC;? says Dubeau. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And the key components for that are the same for anyone, including these kids. You need to stay active, be educated around good nutritional practices, and have plenty of opportunities for positive peer relationships.â&#x20AC;? At the conclusion of the session, Dubeau gathered all participants and issued ribbons of participation and medals of achievement. On top of that, each young athlete was given a jacket, something that clearly delighted each and every one of them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I played organized sports as a kid, one of the things I remember always lik-

ing was receiving a ribbon, or a crest, or a medal. But what really thrilled me was getting a team jacket with my name on it. These kids have put in a lot of effort the past 12 weeks. It was great to see them with those jackets on. It was great to see those smiles.â&#x20AC;?

mentals Program is welcome to contact Dan directly at 613-432-9448 or through email at Renfrew FUNdamentals thanks the following individuals, groups, and businesses for


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The program leader also took time to give credit to parents and other members of the community for their assistance in contributing to the success of the program, through assisting with the activities in each weekly session, helping to get the message about FUNdamentals out into the community, and by donating money to help the program meet its goals. Fittingly, two community groups, the Renfrew Millionaires and the Friends of the Disabled, had representatives on hand, as M.J. Blimkie and Colleen Shean presented cheques to Dubeau to help the Special Olympics FUNdamentals Program move forward. Anyone needing more information about the FUNda-

The Renfrew Minor Baseball Association hosted a major baseball tournament at Ma-Te-Way Park June 10. BarryĘźs Bay defeated one of the Perth teams 9-1 to win the A title. Pembroke edged Renfrew 2-1 in the B ďŹ nal. On June 9, Renfrew sent two minor teams to Carleton Place for tournament action. One local squad lost in the quarterďŹ nal while the second Renfrew team captured B division honours.

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FUNdamentals is a national program providing speciďŹ c training and educational opportunities for young athletes ages 7 to 12 with intellectual disabilities, assisting them in the development of more sport-speciďŹ c skills that will contribute towards their future participation in sports. The goal is for each participant to improve to some degree in physical skill acquisition, physical ďŹ tness, social skill development, decision making, and knowledge and understanding. As well, itĘźs hoped that a true and lasting appreciation of the merits of physical activity will be instilled in these youngsters, perhaps kickstarting and maintaining a life-long interest in this area. Jason, whose son Ethan is part of the program, was happy with the effects heĘźs noticed over the 12 weeks that it ran out of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ItĘźs been good,â&#x20AC;? he offered, as he took in the ďŹ nal session of fast-paced and highly inclusive activities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ThereĘźs been a lot more opportunity for Ethan to interact with peers. ItĘźs been well set-up, and itĘźs been fun.â&#x20AC;? Debbie Hazen has seen a positive result already in her grandson Dylan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;HeĘźs been learning so much about what it means to be on a team, about the need

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Cross-Canada runner Olympic-calibre company speaks to RCIS students for Bishop “It was tough,” but Cannata persevered. Cannata made his 202-marathon trek with a crew of “better half” Meghan, their friend Sabrina, who is a registered nurse, and his 10-year-old Siberian husky Myikka.


Scott Cannata Johnʼs, Nfld., May 1, 2011, and concluded May 16, 2012 at Port Renfrew, B.C. “Ten provinces, 202 marathons, 8.5 months, $57,000 raised, many lives changed, for the better,” the big screen on the wall behind him in the MacNeil Gymnasium at RCI said. UNSCHEDULED HOSPITAL STOP


Itʼs not like Cannata was doing this from scratch. He had run 100 miles in 2009 and felt, “I can do this.” A few local fundraising events later, he had raised $22,000 for supplies he would need along the way. After having no luck in Peterborough, with the help of his father, he was able to persuade a Pickering dealer to give him a truck for the crossCanada trip, and he also attained a trailer. Nike sponsored his shoes, etc. “Guess how much my cross-Canada run cost me?” he asked students. “$39,95!” PORT RENFREW ENDING

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He sprained a ligament in his foot during his third marathon (day three), but continued on for two more days before he was forced to hospital where he spent seven days. “Seven days was longer to sit than the number of days that I did marathons,” he said in frustration. Cannata said by the time he reached Ottawa, “There were people running with me. I had a police escort through Ottawa and we were able to spread the word and make people aware. That was our goal.” Cannata also appeared on Breakfast Television in Toronto in May of 2011. His toughest times occurred in Saskatchewan when it was 31 below with 60 mph headwinds. There were also flat tires and other problems along the way.

“Every single day gave us challenges,” Cannata said. When it became tough to march on, he said, “My two crew members, all they had to say was, ʻWhy are we out here?ʼ” Students and RCI staff members showed their support following Cannataʼs talk when someone asked about his mother. “Iʼm 26 years old. Sheʼs still with us today, and sheʼs cancer-free. “Because of the treatments that exist to battle cancer, she was there at the end of my journey. I predominantly dedicated it to her. “There is a documentary to tell my story,” Cannata added. Cannata went through 19 pairs of running shoes. “Nike gave me everything I needed.” His fastest marathon was 4 hours and 15 minutes, and his slowest just under 13 hours. At one point in Saskatchewan, it took six hours to trudge seven kilometres. Cannata has one cherished memento from the cross-Canada trip. His first pair of shoes that he dipped into the water and wore for the opening marathon, he tucked them away in the trailer, and brought them back out for the final marathon. Nadine Balcombe, event co-ordinator of Cannataʼs speaking tour through Renfrew County, thanked major sponsors Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation and Deep River and District Community Foundation. Their support allowed Balcombe and the Boys and Girls Club of Pembroke to host these Youth Empowerment Symposium events.

Second Canadian runs Olympic A standard for 800 metres Steve Newman

Now two runners are in position to grab berths on the Canadian Olympic track and field team in the womenʼs 800 metres. Middle-distance runner Melissa Bishop, 23, of Eganville was the first Canadian woman to break the current Olympic A standard in the 800 metres. As reported last week in the Mercury, she broke the standard of 1 minute 59.90 seconds by placing third at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., with a time of 1:59.82. That left her needing to do one more thing to clinch an Olympic berth — a top-three finish at the Olympic trials in Calgary later this month. But now she has some company. At Sundayʼs Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic, Bishop ran 2:00.45 to place third, while Jessica Smith, 22, of North Vancouver won the race in 1:59.86. American Alice Schmidt placed second in 1:59.93. Bishop, who became only the third Canadian woman to crack the coveted two-minute barrier, gave Smith an emotional bear hug after the race. With her own personal best, Smith becomes the fourth Canadian woman to run

under two minutes. “Itʼs a big feat for Canada,” said Bishop, who now lives and trains out of Windsor while racing for the Ottawa Lions. ‘EXCITED FOR JESSICA’

“Iʼm excited that Jessica got the standard. I think if we can send a full team of three in any event, it looks great for Canada.” Three other Canadians also ran quick times in Sundayʼs race. Lemlem Ogbasilassie ran 2:00.45, Olympian Diane Cummins 2:01.1 and Kaite Palmer 2:01.40. As for her own time, Bishop said, “Iʼm pretty happy with it, itʼs my second fastest time so far this year. “Iʼm finding it difficult to come off the high of running 1:59 and the A standard, so I was pleased with my performance. “(Now) I need to come back down to reality and get back into the focus of training.” After racing in Victoria last night (Wednesday), she was heading to Calgary to train. If three Canadian women run the Olympic A standard in the 800 metres and finish in the top three at the Olympic trials, all three will be selected to the Olympic team. The trialsʼ 800 final is June 30.

Mixed slo pitch league up to 14 teams Peter Clark

The Ma-Te-Way Mixed Slo Pitch League kicked off the 2012 season with games on four nights last week. Defending league champion T. Williams Plumbing and Heating opened with a 24-10 win over Rocky Mountain House. Craig Briscoe and Frank Visneskie slugged home runs while winning pitcher Matt Stewart collected four hits. Matt Beimers had four hits for RMH. The Young Guns doubled Bobsledz 12-6 and topped McGrimmon Holdings 6-2. Matt Brennan (2), Shawn Walters (2), pitcher Erik Mask and Joel Corbin homered for the Young Guns. PAIR OF SHUTOUT WINS

Pitt Contracting registered a pair of shutout wins over the No Names and Bobsledz. Scott Davis homered in both games. Andy

Skerkowski added an inside-the-park roundtripper. Skerkowski and Davis both threw three-hit shutouts. Shannon Manion got the pitching win in an 11-4 McGrimmonʼs win over USS Manufacturing. Jamie Ferguson and Kyle Sackmann clubbed home runs. Angie Patenaude added four hits. Bluewave Energy outlasted RMH 13-11. Kyle Rawley hit two home runs and pitcher Keith Gourley one for Bluewave. Kyle Thomlison homered for RMH. Ultimate Fitness posted an 18-5 win over Barkerʼs Collision Centre. Winning pitcher Dan Deroy homered twice. Barkerʼs pitcher Mike McMahon had five hits and Sue Cotnam four. Macʼs Milk turned back USS 29-5. Jason Charron homered and Rob Essiambre posted the mound win. Dan Legault hit USSʼs lone round-tripper. Geo-Dredging fended off Deslaurier Custom Cabinets 12-10.

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Don MacDonald Jr. Saturday, June 23rd, 2012


You might say Scott Cannata had two messages for the Grade 7 and 8 students at Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School June 6. If you have a goal, go after it; and never give up. As he explained to 700 students in Renfrew, Deep River and Pembroke last week, he has been successful on both counts. Cannata decided heʼd run across Canada after learning his mother had become a cancer victim. He named his marathon The Run to Live. “My reason for running across this extremely wide country of ours, when I was in Grade 7 – your age,” he said to the RCIS students, “my mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I felt angry, confused, scared. I didnʼt know what to do. Cannata, who lives in Pickering, grew up in the Durham Region and attended Trent University in Peterborough. He decided in 2010 to run across Canada to raise funds against this dreaded disease, as his hero Terry Fox had done about 30 years before.

The day’s activities will include: • 10:00 Welcome and Registration • 12:00 Shotgun Start • Complimentary Driving Range Warm-Up • BBQ Lunch before play • Golf and Power Cart • 4-Person Scrammble Format • Hole-In-One Competitions and fun contests • BBQ Chicken and Rib Dinner • Entertainment by Dennis Schilkie

The cost of the event is $115.00 per person for non-members $95.00 for members of Whitetail Golf Club. PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE FOLLOWING TWO RECIPIENTS: • St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation • The Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation

Payment by cash or cheque made payable to Whitetail Golf Club.

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Still shuffling along

Golf for manor and guide dogs

Stanley McCormack

Shuffleboard is game of skill. And Marg Crozier demonstrates she has that skill. Every Tuesday at the Champlain Seniors Centre at 164 Argyle St. in Renfrew you will find shufflers from Renfrew and surrounding area competing on the courts. Among the many is the Admaston-Bromley Township resident, who has been playing shuffleboard for 12 years. Marg picked up the bug as a youngster while living in Calgary where her parents were so taken by the game that they constructed a concrete shuffleboard court in their backyard and during the winter shuffled in Arizona where they won many trophies. Marg has carried on the tro-

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If you wish to enjoy a good day on the golf course while supporting two worthy causes, Friday, July 6 is a good day to mark down on your social calendar. The Renfrew Lions Club is hosting a Hawaiian-themed charity golf tournament at Calabogie Highlands Resort. Cost is $100 per player, and proceeds will be shared by the Bonnechere Manor Foundation and the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Your entry fee for the best ball tournament includes golf, cart, dinner and entertainment. Golf gets underway at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. “We need hole sponsors and prize donations,” Lion Sandy Giffin said. “The Lions Club will provide a receipt for any charity

phy tradition by competing, and winning, in the Renfrew County Senior Games. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded at the games. Marg and her partners have been on the podium to accept silver in 2006, 2010 and most recently on June 7 of this year in Arnprior where the Renfrew County shuffleboard event took place. Last year Marg earned gold in the Eastern Regional Games in Smith Falls. Her partner in the shuffleboard doubles event was Mary Armstrong of Eganville. Marg has also partnered with Hazel Fraser. Both Hazel and Mary are members of the Renfrew Shuffleboard Club.

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Ready to hit the fairways and greens at the Calabogie Highlands Resort July 6, from left, are Leona Warren of the Bonnechere Manor Foundation, Bonnechere Manor community relations co-ordinator Robyn Arseneau, and event co-ordinators Keith McDonald of the Renfrew Lions Club for Canadian Guide Dogs, Lions Club president Tom Freamo and Lions Club second vice-president Sandy Giffin. He gives all fair warning. “Itʼs been 37 years since I had a golf club in my hand,” McDonald said with a grin. The day includes wine tasting, 18 sponsored holes, a car for a hole-in-one, longest drive and closest to pin awards, silent auction and 50-50 draw.

donations,” Lions president Tom Freamo added. “There will be visually-impaired golfers playing,” Giffin said. “We meed volunteer caddies.” One of those visually-impaired players will be Renfrewʼs Keith McDonald.

Golfers receive 10 per cent off accommodations at the 4-season resort (613-7521234). For more on the tournament, call Sandy Giffin at 613433-2416 or 613-432-9209, or Keith and Lynnda McDonald at 613-432-5406.

First Choice wins by a hair in Ladies Rec League golf First Choice Hair Cutters posted scores of 79 and 81 for a 160 total to top the field in the Ladies Rec League at the Renfrew Golf Club last week. A coin toss allowed Bonnechere Valley to break a tie with Captainʼs Crew to

move up from the B flight to A. The Happy Hookers advanced from C flight to B, and Classy Ladies from D to C. Dropping this week were the Achinʼ Heads, Beside the Green and Golf Bags.

Closest to the pin were Karen Zohr and Katie Eady while Laurie Millar and Barb Desilets were closest-to-the-line winners. Sharon Collins won the gift certificate.

Photo courtesy of Stan McCormack

Marg Crozier, right, has enjoyed medal-winning success playing shuffleboard over the years. With her is doubles partner Mary Armstrong of Eganville.

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Relief pitcher Danny Desclouds of the Ottawa Fat Cats baseball team visits the youngsters in the Renfrew minor baseball program at Ma-Te-Way Park Monday night. Originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Stittsville, Ont., native is in his third season with the Intercounty Baseball League club. With the Fat Cats, he has 96 strikeouts in 111 innings and a 4.45 ERA. He said he’d return to Renfrew for a fun session with the Renfrew players.

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Four Raiders in top 10 at OFSAA track & field Peter Clark

Anyone who advances to the Ontario high school (OFSAA) track and field championships is among the top 24 qualifiers in his or her event in the province. At the OFSAA championships last week at Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS) in Brockville, the Ren-

frew Collegiate Raiders went a step beyond that. They had four athletes finish in the top 10, while a fifth competed in two events. Amanda Tubman registered a best throw of 29.70 metres to finish eighth in the junior girls discus. Tubman also had a fifth-place finish in this event as a midget last year. John Pettigrew shaved well

over four seconds off his East Regional time of 9:27.79 to set a school record in the midget boys 3,000 metres. Pettigrew completed the run in 9:23.05 while finishing in ninth place. Dane Brumm was 10th in the midget boys discus in 39.17 metres. Josh Thero recorded a 10thplace finish in the midget boys

javelin at 45.47 metres. Colleen Fleury posted throws of 34.76 and 10.14 metres in the senior girls discus and shot put to finish 14th and 18th respectively. Michaela Kuno represented the Opeongo Wildcats at OFSAA. Her throw of 25.67 metres put her 18th in the junior girls javelin.

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Rotary Club charity golf tournament Aug. 25 Janet Springer

The Renfrew Rotary Club is holding a golf tournament whose proceeds will be directed to the Renfrew Rotary Hall at Bonnechere Manor. In February of 2011 the Renfrew Rotary Club announced their support of the Bonnechere Manor Auditorium Campaign with a major pledge of $100,000. To help meet this pledge we are hosting a charity golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Renfrew Golf Club.

The cost is $400, including taxes for each team. Your entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, light lunch, steak dinner and door prizes. There are prizes galore with golf score prizes, on-course event prizes for closest to the hole, longest drive and closest to the line. This year Hansma and Beimers Construction Ltd. has sponsored a hole-in-one event worth $10,000. We welcome our principal sponsors:

• Renfrew Metro, tournament sponsor. • Aikenheadʼs Pharmachoice, dinner sponsor. • Dennis Yakaback, lunch sponsor. • Money Concepts, golf cart sponsor. • Charles Briscoe Holding LTD, club house sponsor. • TIPS UnLTD, putting contest sponsor. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and play begins at 1 p.m. Come early and participate in

the pre-game putting contest. Registration and payment deadline is Saturday, August 11. Please include name and address for all team members requiring a tax receipt. Email addresses would be appreciated. Cheques are payable to Renfrew Rotary Club. Contact Rotarian Janet Springer at 613-432-6694 or email at for more information.



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431 Albert St. Sunday 10 a.m. Worship Service – Nursery Available Sunday School During Service Coffee Break Women’s Interfaith Bible Study Wednesday mornings From 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Story Hour and Nursery for Children 5 yrs. and under Available Everyone is welcome _____________________________

Corner of Plaunt & Railway 432-4266 Rev. Tom Smith

Wheelchair Accessibility EVERYONE WELCOME

SUNDAY 10:30 – Worship Cable Channel 22 Sundays 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. Bible Study, Wednesday 7 p.m. All Are Welcome _____________________________

The Anglican Church of Canada ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE Corner Argyle St. at Patrick Phone 432-3062 Ministry Rev’d. Cathy McCaig with the members of the Parish.

BRAESIDE PASTORAL CHARGE Rev. Dr. Richard Hollingsworth 623-2360 Glasgow – 9:00 am Castleford – 10:00 am Braeside – 11:00 am Sunday School During Service _____________________________

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

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

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MATINEES 334 Raglan St. S. 613.432.0866

SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:00 a.m. Nursery Care Available Sunday School 10:00 a.m.

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460 Raglan St. S. 613-432-5452 Ministers: The Reverends Brian and Alison Sharpe Organist: Mrs. Elizabeth Brumm, H.B.Mus., A.R.CT.(2)

If transportation required Call Church Office 613-432-5452 Tues-Fri 8am _____________________________

200 Francis St. 432-4572 432-3087 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. – Bible Study, Prayer


The Renfrew Presbyterian Church

66 Elgin Ave. E. 432-5078 Pastor Cathy McCaig SUNDAY JUNE 17 – PENTECOST 3 9:00AM – WORSHIP WITH HOLY COMMUNION & FELLOWSHIP _____________________________

The United Church of Canada



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8 Argyle and Munroe Streets A non-denominational ministry of encouragement hope and inspiration 613-432-6059 All Are Welcome!

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Goose went to medical school and opened up a clinic in Nursery Land. There is no ʻHappy Ever Afterʼ here. These poor nursery rhyme characters are plagued with freak accidents. Enjoy what a typical day in Dr. Gooseʼs clinic looks like under some hilarious circumstances.




Doc Doc Goose! hits the stage at St. Thomas the Apostle School tonight

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Jack (Bryn O’Neil), on table, is the victim of a freak accident in a scene from Doc Doc Goose! at St. Thomas the Apostle School. Trying to free him are, from left, Dr. Goose (Sydney Perry), Nurse Grosling (Liam Coyne) and Jill (Loraina Marzano.) The play written by Patrick Rainville Dorn runs tonight in the STA gymnasium at 7 p.m.

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School hosts Doc Doc Goose! tonight (Thursday) in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Performed by students in Grades 5, 6 and 7, Doc Doc Goose! is a play by Patrick Rainville Dorn. If you just think about those old-fashioned nursery rhymes, itʼs easy to see why Mother



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St. Joseph’s Catholic High School chooses new student council Victoria Slight Jaguar Journal

Photo by Kristy Mahusky

Student council members, from left, back row, 2012-1014 student trustee Evan Naismith, 2012/2013 spirit ministers Connor Budarick and Ryen Schaly and junior athletics minister 2012/201 Phill Pilon; middle row, current environmental minister and 2012/2013 finance minister Kailyn Frisk, 2012/2013 public relations minister Abby Hall, current pastoral minister Haley Gale, current spirit ministers Christine Helferty and Eric Watters, current secretary Sarah McGrath; and front row, current finance minister and 2012/2013 prime minister Breigh Whalen, student council teacher advisor Mrs. Alana Hamel, current prime minister Julia Rowat and current public relations minister Victoria Slight. Missing are current student trustee and athletics minister Zach McIntyre.

Off the shelves

Bettijane O’Neill Chief Librarian/CEO Renfrew Public Library

The library has acquired several eBook readers, Kobos and Sonys that can be borrowed. Come in and check one out to test

As we’re finishing our last full week at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School, many people are excited about the approach of summer holidays. However, the graduates of SJHS are being a bit more reflective, looking back on their last four or five years at SJHS. This is the first graduating class who has been at SJHS since Grade 8. Graduation ceremonies will be held on Wednesday, June 27. The evening will begin with the celebration of mass at St. Francis Xavier Church at 5 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. by the graduation ceremonies in the SJHS gymnasium. The valedictorian for the class of 2012 will be Sydney Yackaback, and the salutedictorian is Amy Matcheskie. Exams are only a few days away. For Grades 9 to 11, exams start on Wednesday, June 20 and will run to Monday, June 25. On June 20, students will write their Period One exam, and on June 21 their Period Two exam, and so on.

drive before you purchase your own. We will help you connect to the Overdrive Download Centre to take out eBooks. Recently arrived books (not eBooks) include 11th Hour by James Patterson; Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley; End of

For Grade 12 students, exams will begin on Tuesday, June 19 and run until Friday, June 22. The exam schedule is a little different, having students write their Period Four exams on the first day, Period One exams on the second, Period Two on the third day and Period Three on the fourth day. The annual Spring Coffee House will be held on Friday, June 15. As usual, this evening of entertainment will be a full of many musical acts with students and staff demonstrating their talent. The evening will include several vocal performances including the SJHS Choir. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the performances beginning at 7 p.m. On June 5, SJHS held its annual student council elections. On this day candidates were given one last opportunity to explain their election platform in front of the entire student body, expressing what they would or wouldn’t do if elected. The positions up for election were prime minister, spirit ministers, and public relations

Illness by David Agus; Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E. L. James; Five Days in Paris by Danielle Steel; Full Black by Brad Thor; Out of the Blue by Jan Wong; Rather Outspoken by Dan Rather; and Tecumseh and Brock by James Laxer.

minister. I am pleased to announce the election outcome. The successful candidate for prime minister for the 2012/2013 school year is Breigh Whalen. The two spirit ministers will be Connor Budarick and Ryen Schaly. Finally, I am very happy to announce that the new public relations minister for SJHS will be Abby Hall. These students will be in charge of providing student leadership within the halls of SJHS and will take on many different roles as members of the student council executive for the 2012/2013 school year. Congratulations to all of you! At this point in time it is equally important to acknowledge the leadership provided by the members of the outgoing student council executive – Julia Rowat as prime minister, and Christine Helferty and Eric Watters as spirit ministers, Haley Gale as pastoral minister, Zach McIntyre as athletics minister, and myself, Victoria Slight, for public relations minister. Thank you very much for all that you have done to make the school year an enjoyable one.

New DVDs include Act of Valor; Breaking Bad seasons 1-4, (TV series); Iron Lady; Justified (TV series); Mission impossible: Ghost Protocol; Safe House; The Descendants; The Vow; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy; War Horse.


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1977: Shopping centre proposed JUNE 14, 1912


ADMASTON CEMETERY: The plot owners of Admaston Public cemetery met in the cemetery grounds at 2 oʼclock on Saturday last. Mr. Donald Campbell was re-elected president and Mr. James Reid secretary treasurer. It was decided that it was necessary to assess $2 per plot this year for maintenance. As the weeds are very bad in the cemetery, Messrs. J.E. Dickie and Rev. Brown agreed to try the salt treatment on the surfacing of their plots this year as an experiment; and if it proves effectual in getting rid of the weeds, the plan will be generally adopted next year. FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Mr. James Mills, who has been one of the leading orange grove owners and managers of Southern California, has made a change and goes up to the Sacremento Valley, where as head of the James Mills Orchard Company he is to lead in developments which will make that part of the state one of the greatest citrus growing cen-


tres of the world. The fuller particulars, which we have to type, are crowded out till next week. JUNE 10, 1937

PRESIDENT, PLAYERS WON GOLF TOURNEY: President versus vice-president for the dinners was won by the Presidentʼs side by 24 points. During dinner there were brief speeches. The players, Presidentʼs team – Dr. A.H. Hynes, A.W. Baird, Errol Jordan, W.M. Wilson, M.T. Duggan, Dr. Brown, Mr. Smith, E.R. Sayles, Dr. K.L. McKinnon, L. Brown, B. Rousselle; Vice Presidentʼs team – J.F. Gordon, H.A. Jordan, T. Williams, K.B. Russell, Roy McNab, F.R. Dunn, George OʼGorman, J.G. Robinson, Mr. Adams, Mr. Winters, Jack Rennison. COLONIAL COACH SERVICE: Bus service of Colonial Coach Lines Ltd., which so far this season has been available

from Ottawa to Pembroke, is tomorrow to be extended to reach as far as North Bay. The run by rail to North Bay is a familiar one to many Renfrewites, but to go there and back by the Kingʼs Highway will be a new story to most of the people here. And the highway cruisers provide safety, comfort, economy.


229, 231 & 322 Foxden St. Renfrew HELEN VINCENT 613-432-0058

JUNE 15, 1977

PROPOSALS TO BE AIRED: Prospects for establishing a shopping centre in town will first pass through a public information meeting called by the town council. Council wants input from interested citizens, the downtown merchants association, developers and planners before proceeding with necessary bylaws for a shopping centre. Mayor Ringrose said a general open meeting will be called for July 5, to go over at least three proposals for centres now before the town.

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280 Baldwin St. - WED JUNE 20 6:30-8:30PM 127 Elk St (Hunter Gate Subdivision) - SUN JUNE 24 2-4PM ROSS PEEVER 613-433-1133

1575 Garden of Eden Rd.

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205 Moore Street - SUN JUNE 17 2-4PM

New 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms bungalow with hardwood floors & oak cabinets. Over an acre, treed lot.

PAT FORREST 613-433-6569


Call for details 613-432-1763 Horizon Homes, Renfrew

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For more information on these and other listings, please check out the regular real estate ads in this edition.



Mike Labelle, Sales Rep. (cell) 613-797-0202


73 Plaunt Street, Renfrew 613-433-3626





Private woodland setting on 7 acres, 3 bdrms, above ground pool, decks front & back, many upgrades. MLS #829094 $249,900 E OM Y INC PERT PRO

Custom built 5 bdrm, 2 enst, 2 flbths, appealing solarium on 2 sides, sep main flr studio. Potential for B&B, at home business, in-law suite located in a 4 season resort. MLS #817024 $449,900



Chantelle Cartman, Broker (cell) 613-433-2795



Chalet style 4 bdrm home, cathedral ceilings, ceiling to flr windows, hrdwd flrs, large screened sunroom, deeded access to Calabogie Lake. Close to golf & ski hill. MLS #834492 $339,900

2 Muskrat St. Cobden. 2 bdr cottage overlooking Muskrat Lake. Older log home. $100,000 call Chantelle

465 Bulger Rd. between Cobden and Eganville. 2 bdr starter home with 1 bath. full unfinished basement. $115,000 Call Chantelle

BUILDING LOTS * Waterfront Calabogie Lake 1.5 acres MLS #829140 $309,000 * Highlands Sub-division .52 acres MLS #829964 $39,900 * Peaks Village Sub-division .63 acres MLS #820532 $45,000 * Dickson Rd, Burnstown 1.38 acres MLS #83384 $32,900

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

1890 QUEENS LINE - 2-bedroom 2 bathroom w/lrg yard, open concept w/ vaulted ceilings and a full insulated basement that could be a third bdrm and rec room. Country living, centrally located for commuting. MLS 794059 $175,000

This property must be seen to be appreciated.

53 Gilles St, Braeside. Excellent starter home with metal roof newer windows and all new carpeting through out. 2 bedroom. $149,000 Call Chantelle

1487 Risto Rd. 100 acre recreational property with wildlife galore on the edge of Eganville. 400sqft home with 1 bedroom and off grid with solar. Detached gazebo. $194,500 Call Chantelle

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Dennis Yakaback Charlene Riopelle Real Estate Broker Badour Sales Rep. Cell 432-0041 Cell 433-4082

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Vincent Johnston Lorraine Marchant Sales Rep.







MLS# 834356

MLS# 833088 -Beautiful Rear Yard -Warm, Welcoming Interior with Exposed ed Log Walls -3 Bedrooms, 1 Being on the Main Floor -Insulated Garage -Gas Heat

-1700 Sq. Ft. Bungalow -2 Car Attached Garage -Private Lot, Quiet Location Vince Johnston 613-433-2254

Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041


308 Joffre Street Wed. June 20 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kelly Derue, Broker 613-433-2681



$207,000 MLS#833088 Escape from Town! -Generous Sized Lot -Rustic Outbuilding -Two Decks with Hillside View -3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041




NEW PRICE $139,900 MLS#818617 -Seller Take Back OAC -New Cottage Vince Johnston 613-433-2254


Q Quiet Living Awaits You! C -Close to Golf, Swimming and Fishing -Affordable Year Round Living -Park-Like Yard with Shed Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

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1700 SQUARE FEET $149 900 $149,900 MLS# 825888 -3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -Main Floor Family Room -2 Car Garage -Move-In Condition. Call Rick or Patti Reid 613-401-3212 or 613-401-0197


$214,500 MLS#826968 -3 Bedroom Family Home with Nice Country Setting - Main Floor Laundry and Family Room - Large Eat-in Kitchen. - Walking Distance to Art Galleries, Restaurants & Shops Kelly Derue, Broker 613-433-2681



$45,000 MLS# 816621 Can It Get Any Better?? Affordable Living on Mink Lake. White Tail Golf Course Across the Road.

$284,900 MLS#824155 -3 Bedroom Bungalow -Many New Upgrades -3.5 Acres -Pond at Rear of Property

Call Ed for your Private Viewing. 613-585-2377

Call Vince Johnston 613-433-2254



$135,000 MLS# 821767 -Charming Country Home -7.18 Acres -2 Outbuildings -2 Car Attached Garage Call Rick & Patti Reid â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 401-3212 or 401-0197

$356,900 MLS# 827391 -Ottawa River Waterfront -Quiet, Private Neighbourhood Call Vince Johnston 613-433-2254

$ $349,900 MLS# 830476 Sure to Impress! S --4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Stone House with Central A Air & Gas Heat -Double Garden Doors Leading to Patio Area -Large Foyer, Hardwood Floors, Master w/ Walk-In & Ensuite Bath Kelly Derue, Broker 613-433-2681





$499,900 MLS# 829329 -Magnificent Custom-Built Home -Formal Living/Dining Room -Kitchen Overlooks Sunken Family Room -4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms -In Ground Pool, Central Air Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

$49,900 MLS# 826765 -Open Concept Design -Minutes to Renfrew -Move In Condition Call Rick & Patti Reid 613-401-3212 or 613-401-0197

$269,900 MLS# 832292 -Central Location -Master with Ensuite -Direct Entry to Attached Garage -Finished Basement with Roomy Storage -Gas Heat, Central Air Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

$197,900 MLS#832459 - Freshly updated bungalow - Quiet neighbourhood - Central A/C Call Vince Johnston 613-433-2254

OPEN HOUSE - 11157 HWY 60



11157 Highway 60 Sat. June 16 2-4 p.m.

19 Beachwood Lane Sun. June 17 2-4 p.m.


SOLD Kelly Derue 613-433-2681

On Duty This Weekend Vincent Johnston Sales Rep. Cell

Kelly Derue, Broker 613-433-2681

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I welcome your weekend call on any listed property

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Great Price! Great Home! Clean, Tidy and Neat. Large eat in Kitchen, LR, 2 BDR, 1- 4 pc bath plus family room. Full basement with rec room , 1 BR, Furnace Room, New F.A. Oil/Wood Furnace, Asking $169,900 MLS# 827579 Host: Ross 613.433.1133 to view.

Fabulous custom built 3 bedroom waterfront home on the shores of Centennial Lake. Many features with a large heated workshop and all the recreation this area has to offer at your doorstep. MLS #827028 Call David today 613.401.2824


Wed., June 20th 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wed., June 20th 6:30-8:30 p.m.

2705 HWY 132 Come and see this fabulous setting - acreage and a beautiful home (all in one!!!) Not far from town. Helen 613-432-0058 David 613.401.2824

280 BALDWIN ST. Double Lot; Kit, DR, LR, 1-4 Pc bath on Main Floor. 2nd Floor 3 BDR with 2- 4 pc bath. 3rd level office or addition bedroom. Fully finished basement; 2 – car garage; plus lots of storage space MLS# 820362 Host: Ross for details. 613.433.1133





NOW00 ,9 $399

Sat., June 16th 1:00 – 3:00 pm




345 AIRTH BLVD. A two-storey garden home - 3 bedrooms 3 levels finished - 1 and ½ baths - beautiful deck at the rear and maintenance-free rear yard - central air – MLS# 834149. Call Helen at 432-0058

935 PINNACLE RD Vinyl sided bungalow with large 1 car attached garage: Eat in Kit, LR, 1 – 4 Pc Bath 3 BDR with 1 -3 pc ensuite. Hardwood throughout. Full basement, paved drive, built in 2006. Lot 262’ by 393’ Asking $218,000 MLS# 834925 Call Ross 613.433.1133


127 ELK ST. (HUNTER GATE SUBDIVISION) Proceed on Gillan Rd to Foxden St and follow my signs - hope I see you there!!!


519 DOMINION ST. Asking $169,900 for this well maintained home, large garage, spacious kitchen. MLS# 834215 Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information


3680 PUCKER ST. Asking $175,000 for this 2+1 bungalow, finished basement, a short drive from town. MLS# 835255. Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information

151 CARSWELL ST Central location, Many upgrades, Detached garage. Ready to move in. MLS#832287 Call David 613.401.2824 for details




Sun., June 24th 2:00-4:00 p.m.

NOW ,900 $219 140 LORLEI DR. 2 storey, 2 bedroom home on the mighty Madawaska!!! $399,000 - large lot - 100 feet of shoreline - living room with wood fireplace - newer kitchen with granite counters - 2 baths - just off Kippen Rd.Call Helen at 4320058 to view

157 GRANT BLVD. RENFREW Brick Bungalow with attached garage. Kit, DR, LR , 1- 4 pc bath, Large MBDR, plus 2 BDR. Finished Basement, rec room with gas fireplace plus bar, laundry room, F.A. Gas furnace, central air. MLS #835124 Call Ross 613.433.1133

458 MAYHEW ST A 3 bedroom raised ranch bungalow with open concept living quarters so suitable for families - well appointed interior - fenced rear yard - excellent residential location CaLL Helen at 432-0058 MLS 832715



491 WHELAN RD 1 Year old, 1500 sqft bungalow, open concept Kit, DR, LR, 4 BDR plus possibility of 5. Full Basement. $279,900 includes H.S.T. MLS # 829225. Call Ross 613.433.1133

1965 GRANT SETTLEMENT RD. Now asking $329,900 for this 9 acre property, good fencing, barns, large heated workshop. MLS# 813108. Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information.

275 FRANCIS ST. $174,900. A great home for you and your family - large rear lot for family fun - 3 bedrooms - family room at the rear with gas fire place - two verandahs for summer chats MLS 832217Call Helen at 4320058


4 season home, open concept kit, DR, LR, 1 – 4 Pc Bath plus laundry room. Full basement with rec room, 2 stone fireplaces, 2 ½ car detached garage with workshop. Nice front deck. Lot 113’ by 196’ Asking $269,900 MLS# 828595 Host Ross 613.433.1133

1286 GOSHEN RD New 3 BDR Bungalow just on the outskirts of town. Situated on over 1.5 acre lot. Full Tarion MLS#826706 Call David 613.401.2824

15 QUEEN ST NORTH Brick Vinyl Bungalow, Eat- In Kit, DR, LR, 3 BDR, 1 – 4 Pc Bath, Full Basement with large Rec Room, Workshop, Laundry Room MLS#829404 Call Ross for details 613.433.1133




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552 MINEVIEW RD Take a look at this gem! Open concept Kit and DR, 3 plus 2 BDRs, new hardwood throughout, fully finished basement. Separate large fully insulated garage or workshop. Approx 30 acres cleared, rest mix bush & spring fed creek. Call Ross 613.433.1133



95 TOWEY LANE Spectacular 3 BDR home on the Ottawa River. Enclosed hot tub & gazebo. Wood burning fireplace. Spacious master suite. Expansive decking. MLS# 803723 Call David to view 613.401.2824

40 PLAUNT ST.N. An executive older brick home - beautifully completed inside and out - 2 floors so well completed - newer bath and second 3 pce - 4 bedrooms - nice rear yard and deck - family room at the rear MLS 830730Call Helen at 432-0058




3283 BURNSTOWN RD. Asking $245,000, spacious interior three bedroom, fully finished basement, large lot. MLS# 832094. Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information


737 7TH ST

3569 CALABOGIE RD Madawaska River Waterfront. Vinyl sided bungalow, KIT, LR, 2 BDR, 1- 4 PC bath; propane & electric heat; 1 car detached garage; 3 storage sheds; Lot 43’ by 75’. MLS# 830095 Call Ross 613.433.1133 for details

Drive a little to get a lot!!!! Waterfront and a pool as well! Well built 2 level home with all kinds of space and excellent construction - adjacent two car garage and workshop - gazebo beside the water’s edge mls 829989 Call Helen at 432-0058 or David 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. MLS #818235. For More Info Call David613.401.2824

NOW ,900 $199


If it is brand new and that is what you want here it is - equipped specifically for you - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, laundry on main level crown mouldings, Freshly painted - paved drive - sodded front - parkland at the rear deck at rear - tarion warranty in place Call Helen at 432-0058 MLS 804168


5729 HWY 132 DACRE

1612 GARDEN OF EDEN RD. Asking $204,900, HST Incl. 3 BR Bungalow on private 1 acre lot. Call Peter 613.432.0319 for information

A fixer upper awaits you here!! If you are handy and want to have a project at an affordable price this is it - good residential location - close to east end shopping - nice yard - Call Helen at 432-0058 MLS 830711

82 VIMY BLVD Asking $125,000 for this three bedroom, two baths, corner lot home with garage. MLS# 832280. Call Peter 613.432.0319 or David 613. 401.2824 for information


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New Hospice Renfrew executive HELEN VINCENT,

Hospice Renfrew welcomed its board of directors for 2012-13 at the annual meeting April 14 at Hospice Renfrew. The members are, from left, back row Shawn McHale, Don Burchat, treasurer Bill McMahon and secretary Karen McEwen; and front row, executive director Diane Caughey, past chair Connie Legg, medical director Dr. Stephanie Langlois, fundraising chair Joanne Dowdall-Brown, current chair Karl Murphy, Dr. Arthur Dick and Nora Hewson. Missing from photograph are John Cooke and Rob Dougherty.

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270 Lake Street, Pembroke ON

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to take a hard look at it,â&#x20AC;? he said, commenting that the town wants â&#x20AC;&#x153;to give somebody a chance to do something.â&#x20AC;? Mayor Ringrose said asking a private developer to prepare planning studies on the impact of a centre in the town would be biased. COUNTY CANĘźT HELP ON FIRE HALL: Reeve Audrey Green told the town council the likelihood of receiving aid from the county development fund to repair the town ďŹ re hall is low because the project wonĘźt create new jobs. The town is asking the county for assistance, after learning it must do something about an unsafe ďŹ&#x201A;oor at the municipally owned building. Repair work must begin. The building committee is expected to meet June 23 to work on plans aimed at an upgrading of town council structures. For help with research, contact Olga Lewis at olewis@


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A real steal for this sweetheart of a home. 3 generous bedrooms, lovely bath, eat in kitchen, +++. Most newer windows. Spacious country lot. An excellent opportunity for ďŹ rst time buyers. MLS 819056. Call for your personal viewing. Jane Farnel, Sales Representative. NOW YOU CAN HAVE THE HOME YOU`VE ALWAYS WANTED




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LAKEFRONT YEAR ROUND HOME If you want waterfront and the best of everything with it this is the address, folks!!! It is a stunning property from top to bottom - well equipped in space for two families for summer fun and for winter skiing - 3 ďŹ&#x201A;oors completely ďŹ nished and fully equipped loft with living quarters above the garage - hot tub = inground salt water pool and pool house - landscaped to perfection - paved drive right to the door - immediate possession - move in for the summer! Call Helen at 432-0058 MLS#828058

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61 MUNROE AVE. Asking $149,900 for this two storey 3 BR brick home, centrally located. MLS# 827382 Call Peter 613.432.0319 for more information.

2 STY vinyl sided home, updated KIT with oak Cabinets, DR, LR, 1- 3 pc bath, newer windows and doors. Upstairs: 3 BDR, plus 1- 3 pc bath with Jacuzzi tub, large summer kit with loft, 2 car attached garage. $179,000 Call Ross 613.433.1133


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D L O S 733 CALVIN RD. HALEY STATION Asking only $79,900. Haley Station, large yard, spacious interior. Well maintained home and priced to sell. MLS# 832084 Call Peter 613.432.0319 for information TO S ON BACKNECHERE N BO IVER R

128 BONNECHERE ST EGANVILLE Home has many of options. Located Downtown: Home includes eat- in Kit, LR, 1- 2 pc. 2nd level: 2 BDR, 1 -4 Pc bath. 200 amp service. Large log workshop behind house. MLS# 828438. Call Ross for further details 613.433.1133

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39 Renfrew Ave. W., Unit 1 Renfrew, Ontario 613-432-8122 Gerry O'Neil Broker of Record 613-432-2333



60-62 ARGYLE STREET S. Great Investment Opportunity! 1.5 storey duplex w/ nice, private backyard in central location! Apt#60 has parking for 2, 2 bdrms, kitchen, living & dining rm + full basementgreat for storage! Apt#62 has parking for 2, all new windows except 1, crawl space, laminate & hardwood flooring. MLS#834750

GREEN LAKE (COLDINGHAM LAKE) JUST OFF OF STORYLAND ROAD Are you looking to retire on water? Not far from Renfrew on Green Lake (Coldingham Lake)sits this cozy 2 bdrm bungalow on 1.25 acres with 500ft of shoreline. MLS#828807


59 QUEEN STREET, EGANVILLE MLS#835189 Cute as a Button in the Heart of Eganville! 3 bedroom upgraded bungalow, workshop, private back deck facing the River. Call for details! 1.35 ACRES

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$219,500 25 ROSEBURGH ROAD MLS#820449 Comfortable, affordable 3 bdrm split-level home on 1.08 acres! Great lower level family room. Recently renovated kitchen & bath. Nice, private country setting.

$235,000 264 BASSWOOD AVENUE MLS#828807 A Charming Property to Call Home! Updated 3+1 Bedroom Bungalow in quiet neighbourhood. Gleaming hardwood floors, finished lower level with gas fireplace, fenced yard & workshop.

$369,000 34 MORNING FLIGHT COURT MLS#834138 Great Family Home! Built in 2007, 3+1 bdrms, large eat-in kitchen, open concept living/ dining rm, large master w/ walk-in closet & ensuite + finished lower level with walkout. Steps away from Calabogie Highlands Golf Course.


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$159,500 24 VIMY BLVD. MLS#820601 Affordable, Spacious 3 Bedroom Family Home w/ many updates! Large eat-in kitchen, fenced yard, 2 main floor bdrms + master loft. Great Value & Space!

$304,500 189 AIRTH BLVD MLS#828722 Prime neighbourhood for this maintenance free 4 bedroom family home featuring 3 baths, gas fireplace, large, private backyard. Many updates!

$178,500 87 MCLEAN STREET MLS#833879 Immediate Occupancy! Affordable 3 Bedroom Home! Updates include – new breaker panel, hi-efficiency gas furnace, lights, doors, roof, flooring, bathroom & more! A Must See! WATERF R + ACREA ONT GE



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$595,000 76 MCVICAR LANE MLS#832722 202’ of prime shoreline on the Madawaska River! Home sits on dbl lot w/ 3 bdrms, 3 firepls, 3 baths, custom kit, 2 tier deck w/ pool, garage + bunk house. Amazing view!

$259,500 357 WADE AVENUE MLS#816768 Town Living in the Front Yard….Country in the Back! 3 bdrms, 2 baths, updated kit, fenced yard w/ deck & inground pool + access to miles of trails. A Great Family Home!

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$229,900 1436 GARDEN OF EDEN RD. MLS#822892 A Little Piece of Paradise! Great Family Bungalow with oak cabinets in kitchen, spacious & bright family room in basement situated on 16 acres with pond.

$345,000 631 SOUTHSIDE WAY MLS#832951 A Rare Find! 83.45 acres with trails throughout, great for hunting & exploring + 155ft of Waterfront on Norway Lake! Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 season cottage with wood stove, drilled well & septic.


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$69,500 523 CHENAUX ROAD MLS#832722 This 1 acre, private country lot features a cozy 2 bdrm mobile home with tin roof, drilled well & septic installed. Immediate Occupancy! Great location for commuters!

$214,500 678 ENGLISH ROAD MLS#796909 Comfortable country living for a family! Situated on 1.22 acres this 3+1 bedroom home features bright, updated kitchen, above ground pool & a great yard for family activities!

$219,500 493 SCOTCH BUSH ROAD MLS#828751 On the edge of Constant Lake sits this cozy country bungalow with 3 bdrms, deck & just steps to the lake. Great location for commutes. 20 minutes to Renfrew. BIGGER TH IT LOOK AN S!



$164,900 949 WHALEN ROAD MLS#831691 Cozy 1.5 storey, 3 bdrm home on a beautiful, private 3 acre property with creek running along the side & 2 outbuildings. Only 10 minutes to town.

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$284,500 2735 MATAWATCHAN ROAD MLS#830745 87 Acre Hobby Farm! Lovely 3 bdrm bungalow w/ large eat-in kitchen & sunken living room. Attached garage. Large barn with att loafing barn + outbuilding.

$137,500 190 LOCHIEL STREET MLS#820891 Immediate Occupancy! Affordable 3 bdrm, 2 storey brick home with large eat-in kitchen, hardwood & tile floors & a private backyard w/ storage shed.

$126,600 28 PEMBROKE STREET MLS#830921 Great location for commuters! 3 bedrm home, new pellet stove, doors, flooring on main, custom kitchen & 4pc bath. Private backyard with view of the lake!

$198,000 749 FIFTH STREET MLS#833121 Upgraded home with newer back addition, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, fenced yard, deck, garage, paved drive. Could be converted into a duplex. Check out the possibilities!


22668 HWY #41 DENBIGH Restaurant/ Motel Potential! 8 unit motel + 45 seat restaurant with bar area, full kitchen, lobby & plenty of storage. Lots of parking. MLS#829879


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627 FORTINGTON STREET For Lease - Great Location! Corner property in high traffic area. Plenty of parking. Large open space with private office in back. MLS#770869


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Your Community Newspaper

Diana Wakely


Art in the Park July 14 and 15 Renfrew Art Guild

June Laplaunte

We are profiling artists who will be in the Art in the Park July 14 and 15 at Haramis Park in Renfrew. They were asked a number of questions like how did they get started in their field, what motivates them, and how do they work. Hopefully the following will give you insight to these artists and their work.

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“I started woodturning after watching my wifeʼs uncle do some turning on his lathe. “I was attracted to the creative process that was involved, going from a round log to a freshly made wooden salad bowl seemed to give instant gratification. I am attracted to any art that involves wood! “You can try to mimic Mother Nature but you will never be able to reproduce what Mother Nature is capable of in wood. “Spalted wood, burl wood, curly wood, etc., she will always provide the artisan with fantastic material, all we must do then is shape it and polish it to perfection. “When I first started woodturning, I believe I was looking for a way to escape the daily routine and stresses of military life. “For me, when you first cut

$169,900 Woodturning by Jim Sprague. open that burl, log or crotch in a tree and see what mother nature has provide you to work with, everything else just seems to be secondary.” When asked if he likes to listen to music while he works this was Jimʼs response: “Yes, and this is probably where I differ from most artists, I listen to hard rock and heavy metal, it always gets me in the mood! “Woodturning is very, very messy, my studio at the best of times looks like a bomb went off and sent wood shavings everywhere. Wet shavings also have a very distinct odour that everyone dislikes, but after a while I guess it is like a farmer smelling the barn, you just donʼt notice it anymore.

“My work can be seen at Valley Artisans in Deep River, The Wilno Craft Gallery in Wilno, Artisans of Muskoka in Huntsville My best selling works are my inlay bowls and I will have a number of different types of inlays and woods available to purchase. “I would also like to mention that I would have a number of peppermills that are made with the finest woods and mechanisms available on the market. Besides being a professional wood turner, I help coach minor hockey in Petawawa, I enjoy nature and camping and spending time with my wife of 20 years and our three children.”


NEW ROOF 2010, NEW FURNACE 2011 WITH C/A, NEW INSULATION - nice deck overlooking large yard, newer windows, wood flooring under carpet and laminate - heating less than $500/yr

325 JOFFRE - RENOVATED FAMILY HOME ON LARGE LOT - custom kitchen, hardwood floors, full dry basement with full bath, loft great for storage or extra bedroom/studio.

OTTAWA RIVER BUNGALOW ON LARGE LOT - bring your boat, bathing suits, canoes and kayaks. Great family home has a single attached garage plus large detached double garage to store all the toys. Full walkout basement includes family room and extra bedroom and lots of storage.

CALABOGIE SANDY BEACH WATERFRONT - gorgeous sunroom overlooking the lake, spacious open concept lr/dr, full basement includes extra br and bath, workshop and family room area. Close to the ski hill.



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Located on the edge of Arnprior, 4 bed / 1.5 bath large family home with nat.gas fireplace; full 2 storey brick & sided house on a large lot w/private covered interlock patio. MLS # 834018 $249,900

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom hobby farm, new kitchen & baths, stalls, paddocks, and more on 8.65 acres. MLS#830202 $379,900

4+1 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 300’x300’ country lot, large family room, dry basement, tool shed, perennial flowers, lots of maple trees, easy access to hwy 17 for Ottawa or Pembroke commuters. Can convert family room back to garage MLS#827206 $279,900



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Severance process well underway, this Natural state building lot that’s private lot is 4 acres due to elimination of wet and backs onto a large creek. area from proposed lot. This is a nice lot MLS#826350 $64,900 with a view of Lake Dore. MLS # 807916 $41,900 (HST included)

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Private building lot in McNab/Braeside. Needs 3 very large bedrooms, family room on lower some fill brought in, but priced accordingly. level, located in Bells Corners, check our Hydro nearby. website for more details. MLS#824394 $39,900 $189,900

327 CANAAN ROAD 87 acre recreational property. Lovely 3 bedroom home with ponds, creeks, trails, and lots of trees! MLS # 834565 $374,900

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Gearing up for a little gentle, equine therapy Steve Newman

Keryl Banksʼ connection with horses began when she was a little girl, and sheʼs hoping that long love affair extends to her new therapeutic riding program. That program is scheduled to open in early August on Victory Farm, near Cheese Factory Road and just outside Renfrew. Photos of horses adorn the Banks householdʼs living room, including one of Clever Victor, whom she rescued for $100 at a Galetta horse sale. The love she felt for, and from, that horse serves as a testament to her passion for horses. Itʼs also a passion she wants to continue to share with others. Banks fully expects participants in her therapeutic riding program to make the connection between horse and man, woman or child. Sir Winston Churchill is credited with saying, “The best thing for the inside of a man is the outside of a horse,” a sentiment that Banks echoes with many horse stories in her own life. They include how the farm in Admaston-Bromley Township was named after Clever Victor. He was a gangly, grey thoroughbred suffering from a severe leg infection when she bought him in Galetta more than two years ago. “Even the meat men didnʼt want him because he was so thin,” she recalls of the day she started a memorable relationship with Clever Victor. CLEVER VICTOR

The therapeutic riding program will offer lessons for those ages two and up who are physically or mentally challenged. These challenges include cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, autism, multiple sclerosis, as well as amputees and people who have suffered brain injuries or stroke. for years. But for it to succeed, she says volunteers need to come on board. Fortunately, she has had a good start. Thanks to assistance from My Home Corporation, Barr Sand and Gravel, Thomas Cavanagh Construction and a small number of Arnprior- and Renfrew-area residents, a riding ring will be built in the next little while. The ring will measure about 60- by 140-feet. Its special mounting ramp will be 32 inches high and 16 feet long. The programʼs two horses will be Mischief (a Welsh Cob) and Wylie (an Appaloosa Belgian cross). The program is also getting underway despite a major setback a year and a half ago. All the horse equipment collected for the program was stolen in December 2010. “At that point I was close to giving up, but after licking my wounds, it only made me more determined to succeed.” So, preparation continues for the August opening. A key part of the preparation phase, says Banks, is the recruitment of enough volunteers to make the program happen every Friday. Ideal volunteers are students who are looking for hours for their compulsory community service. “I plan to run training clinics. You donʼt have to have experience; as long as youʼre comfortable around horses,” says Banks. The therapeutic riding program will offer lessons for those ages two and up who are physically or mentally challenged. These challenges include

Mercury photo by Steve Newman

Keryl Banks enjoys some down time with her horse, Mischief, who will be part of her new therapeutic riding program. cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, autism, multiple sclerosis, as well as amputees and people who have suffered brain injuries or stroke. The cost per rider will be $35 per one-hour lesson, but efforts are underway to have some fees sponsored. For more details, or to express an interest in volunteering, please call 1-613-6675262 or email kezbanks@ gmailcom.

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Limoges china (12 place set. plus), Canadiana water goblets, lg asst. of good china, bedroom, living room & dining room furn. (high end qual.), sm. kitchen appliances, etc. plus many more quality items! Mary has sold her home & is downsizing.


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Auction Sale Sat. June 23/12 at 9:30am (Viewing at 8:30am) For Mary Hill of Petawawa, ON Sale to be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 202 Pembroke St. E. Pembroke, ON


In his racing career, Clever Victor had $182,860 in earnings, with eight firsts in 38 starts. One would never have suspected that by his condition that day, but with the help of Pembroke farrier Adam Ellens, Banks was able to make his life a whole lot better. “I never had a horse love me like he did,” she says. “Victor used to look at me like I was a big juicy apple. “He was just the sweetest, sweetest, sweetest horse ever,” adds an emotional Banks. “He just followed me like a dog and gazed at me. He was so trusting … which was amazing, considering the life he had led.” But the close relationship was soon followed by death about a year later. She came home to find him with his hip broken, perhaps from falling in a hole, and he had to be euthanized. Victor died last fall, but his memory lives on in various

ways, as in the name of Victory Farm, and with his photo on the wall next to the words: “Those we love are never far apart. Theyʼll live on forever in our hearts.” For those with body parts that donʼt work so well, Banks knows many will respond positively to her program. She has seen positive reactions in her work with the Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program, which will be affiliated with Victory Farmʼs program. “Sheʼs been volunteering with our program for a number of years, and recently went through the training program to be certified through the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association,” says Sue Cressy, the long-time co-ordinator of the Lanark County program. “Kerylʼs specialty is working (for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind) with people who are blind and deaf, so she was wonderful with those who are blind and deaf.” The new program is also welcomed, says Cressy, “because we had a number of (Renfrew-area) clients who had to drive down all the way to the Almonte area … Sheʼs filling a real need.” Banks, who is the married mother of two adult-age children, has met numerous physically- and mentallychallenged people who have blossomed with the help of horseback riding. Many children with autism have difficulty focusing, but Banks says the same children, once astride a horse, seem to focus better. She also provides the example of people who are generally confined to a wheelchair, and how once theyʼre aboard a horse they can literally go places they had never imagined. “They can control an animal that is maybe 1,200 pounds while riding in fields, and up and down hills. Itʼs so empowering, itʼs like freedom.” Banks doesnʼt necessarily expect others, whether adults or kids, to fall in love with horses like she did as a fiveyear-old. But if they do, she wonʼt be surprised. “It was so bad,” says Banks of her early connection with horses, “if someone rode by on a horse, Iʼd get my crop, hat and gloves (that sheʼd saved up for riding), and take off on my bike in the hope they might offer me a ride if they saw me with all my horse equipment.” They never did, but her love of horses has lived on. Years later, Banks is starting the program she wanted to

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HUNTER SAFETY Canadian Firearms Course. Courses and exams held throughout the year. Will do Private groups as well. Call Kevin 613-432-5192

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

CARPENTRY, REPAIRS, Rec Rooms, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates, 25 years experience. 613-832-2540

HOMES FOR SALE 4 BEDROOM Modular with a full basement, attached 2 car garage, located on a beautiful 2 acre lot. Just 5 minutes from Renfrew. Priced to sell. 613-432-3370 DUPLEX WITH GARAGE Downtown Renfrew, close to all amenities, good rental investment or family home with income. 1-3 bedroom, 1-1 bedroom tenants pay utilities. Immediate. 613-623-5847

CLEANING / JANITORIAL CLEANING LADY now has spaces available. If interested call Karen at 613-646-7267


BUSINESS SERVICES !!A-1!! GRASS CUTTING Dump runs, Branches small tree removal. Appliance removal (small-fee), Moving available with trailer. Support Your Locals. Fast Service. Marc 613-889-9768, 613-623-9768, Arnprior

CYS does dump runs, moving, raking, house cleaning, fertilizing and more. Quality work, reasonable rates. Licensed and insured. Call Bob 613-622-5923. Support your locals TOTAL LAWN CARE We provide the following services: Lawn Maintenance, Garden Tilling, Hedge Trimming, Residential, Commercial, fully insured. Contact Dan Fraser 613-432-8142, 613-570-1168 Treat your lawn to some T.L.C.


ACCOUNTING CHRONICLE DIAMOND AWARD WINNER 2009, 2010 & 2011 Saturn Accounting Services 613-832-4699 ALL CHIMNEY REPAIR & RESTORATION Brick & stonework. Workmanship guaranteed. Free estimates. Call Jim, 613-291-1228, or 613-831-2550


Thank You


1,600 SQUARE FT STORE, 188 Raglan Street. Good location, next door to Royal Bank. $ 1,300.00 per month includes everything , tenant pays hydro. 1-613-282-8560 AFFORDABLE commercial space for rent: retail, store front office, office, warehouse & garage, downtown Arnprior, 500-6,000 square feet, 613-299-7501.

Bytown Backhaulers LTD. Ottawa, ON. Requires full & part time drivers. Experienced AZ Drivers for USA Longhaul. Clean Abstract & Passport. Good Compensation Package. Home Weekends. International 2012 Pro Stars. Inquiries Phone (800)801-6458 x221, fax (613)829-4525 or email to

The family of Don Ogden wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to our family, friends and neighbours for their prayers, flowers, food, visits, cards, masses and donations in Don’s memory.


1629 WHITE LAKE ROAD Multi Family garage sale. June 15 16. Friday 4:00-8:00, Saturday 7:00-2:00. Antiques to Bric-ABrae, no clothes, no toys.

606 YORK STREET, Renfrew. Saturday June 16th, 8 AM to 12 noon. Armour, kitchenware, drafting table (free), camping equipment, tools, kitchen table, men’s skates and much more. Great Bargains.

1773 FRASER ROAD, Renfrew. Friday June 15 - 4:00 to 8:00, Saturday June 16 8:00 - 2:00. Household items & antiques. Rain or shine. 197 THIRD AVE Arnprior. Yard Sale Saturday June 16th 8 AM - 1 PM. Cancelled if raining. 230 WILLIAM STREET, Renfrew Garage Sale Saturday June 16, 2012 at 8 AM

UP TO 3000 sq.ft., a/c, central heating, low maintenance, parking, common washrooms, Daniel Street, Arnprior. 613-622-7931

317 JOFFRE AVE Renfrew Yard Sale. Saturday June 16th. Starts 8:00a.m. to noon. Love seat hide-a-bed $ 200.00 firm, new tile cutter, gas leaf blower and much more. Rain Date June 23rd.


417 RAGLAN ST North Renfrew. (Street to hospital) BIG Multi Family Yard sale. Saturday June 16 - 8 AM. Antique furniture, collectable’s, house & garden items, lots of good stuff. Don’t Miss it.



Store front retail space. Excellent location, downtown Carleton Place, near town hall. 613-867-1905.




NEW IDEA ROUND BALER, 5 long 4 high $ 4,500.00 Call 613-432-6608


Friday June 15 5:00 to 7:00. Saturday June 16 8:00 to 2:00. 158 IDA STREET Arnprior. Garage sale Saturday June 16th 8 - 1. Large easy chair, kitchen stools, micro, dishes, books , blenders. Much more.

48 STACEY DRIVE, Burnstown. Saturday June 16th 10:00 to 2:00. Moving sale various large furniture items available. Good prices or best offer. 493 and 514 FORTINGTON Street, Renfrew. Multi family garage sale Saturday June 16 7 AM. Something for everyone


68 TIERNEY STREET SOUTH Arnprior. Family Garage Sale Saturday June 16, 2012 - 8:00 AM to Noon. Lots of girls & Boys 0 to size 2, toys, high chair, etc. Rain Date June 23rd. 820 EIGHTH STREET Renfrew Yard Sale Saturday June 16th at 7:00 AM. Rain or shine. 889 River Road Braeside Antiques, Collectable’s Yard Sale. Saturday June 16 & Sunday June 17 8 till noon. Train, Scottish, Daulton furniture, crystal, etc. Complete estate items. GARAGE SALE, 24 WABALAC DRIVE - (White Lake Road, Vanjumar, Stinsons). Saturday June 16 8:00-12:00. Toys, puzzles, books, Beige Leather Couch.

OLD ORCHARD COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Saturday June 16th, 2012 8 am - 12 Noon

STREET SALE, Huyck Drive, Saturday June 16, 8-12, Rain or Shine, Something for everyone, Have a walk along a lovely street with friendly people and fun stuff! See you here.

OLMSTEAD/JEFFREY LAKE RESIDENTS - Haley Station. 211 Olmstead Jeffrey Lake Road. Yard Sale Saturday 16th June , 2012. 8 AM to 2 PM. 13 KM Loop of Bargins & Treasures. Rain or shine. Enter off Hwy 17 or Chenaux/Magnesium Road. RENOVATION SALE, Saturday June 16th, 9am-4pm. 213 Calabogie Road, Oak Kitchen cupboards, small and large appliances, pedistal kitchen table set, Huge amount of other household and personal items and free items.

Huge Multi Family garage Sale-Garage tools, antique furniture, barbies, sewing crafts & machines and lots more. Saturday June 16 8-3 (Rain Date June 23). Just off River Road at 11 McCreary Lane, Horton (across from the Horton Boat Launch on River Road)

YARD SALE, Sat. June 16, 194 Edward Street, 8 am til Noon. Lots of great stuff. Some free items. Rain date Sun. June 17th

FOR RENT 1 and 2 BEDROOM Apt, 61 Sullivan Cres, Arnprior Available now, includes heat, water, fridge, stove and parking. Laundry on site. $625/725 Info 819-661-0638


Celebrating 25 years of Marriage Bernard and Shirley-Ann Holley June 13th, 1987 – June 13th, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Preston Doucet

Today as both of you look back With happiness and pride, Upon the twenty years That you’ve spent side by side, May every memory that you share, Of dreams you’ve seen come true, Help make this special silver day, A Happy one for you. On your 25th Wedding Anniversary

Love Mommy, Nanna, Poppa, Nan, Aunt Kiki and all the aunts, uncles and cousins.

With sincere thanks,

Happy 5th Birthday Layla Cobus Love Lynn

Lots of Love from all of your family and friends!





Lillian Ogden & family

Love Hannah, Delaney and Caroline Family and Friends CL355085

We would like to acknowledge Don Goulet and staff for their kind & professional assistance during this difficult time.

We wish to give a special thank-you to our wonderful family and friends for the many acts of kindness, prayers, and words of comfort.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE 409 Stewart Street Renfrew. Multi Family yard sale Saturday June 16th 7 AM - 12 noon.

ANNIVERSARY GARAGE SALE, Sat & Sun, June 16 & 17, 400 Calabogie Road. Great bargains.

Thank you also to Irene Rekowski and the CWL members for preparing and serving the luncheon.

The family of the late William “Bill” Brown would like to express their sincere and heartfelt gratitude for the overwhelming outpouring of love, support, messages of sympathy, flowers, food and donations made in Bill’s name, during the recent unexpected loss of our husband, father and best friend.

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE, June 23, 8 am. 370 Milton Stewart Ave. Furniture, antiques and much more.


To my husband and Best Friend Duncan Robertson on June 18th

A special thank you to father R. Starks and Alter Servers. Pat Maloney and choir members, pall bearers Christopher Wright, Dennis Cybulski, Kert Wrigley, Tim Collins, Jeff Millar and Nolan Barnes. Readers Sarah Collins, Krista & Laura Johnson. Their prayful support brought us comfort and peace.



HAPPY 75TH Birthday


Since thanks to Dr. B. Strader & Debbie McHenry, Hazel Sholea, CCAC and Debra Armstrong RN, Revera, for their skilled & compassionate care.

Card of thanks





Happy 60th Anniversary Horricks & Beatrice Campbell


# 2 for Bentley Boo Happy Birthday June 18

A very special thank-you to the pallbearers, my brother Mike Amyot, Uncle Jacques, cousins Mark and Kevin Fehr, friend and Neighbour Chris Grey, and a special friend to Bill Jamie Stoppa. We would like to acknowledge the prompt and excellent care and support by the paramedics and OPP officers. A very special thank-you to Don, Natelie and staff of Goulet Funeral Home for their support, kindness and guidance during this very difficult time.

Married on June 18, 1952

A sincere thank you to Pastor Cathy McCaig, Mr. John Stiefelmeyer and Karen Prince (organist) at St James Lutheran Church for a comforting service. Thank you to Marji’s Catering for the luncheon served after the service. I would like to give a very special thank you to our two wonderful boys Cory and Kevin for such a heartfelt & beautiful eulogy and their strength and support they have given me.

Lucie, Cory and Kevin Brown


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Pat and Clare Ready, nee McEachen, were married on June 17, 1972 at St. Michael’s Church in Douglas. They have four children- Catherine, Harold (Heather), Michael (Tikky), and Paul (Char), as well as, seven lovely grandchildren.

60th Anniversary on June 18, 2012 CL355042

Love Grampa & Gramma McGregor


Bill you have given me unconditional love & strength in our 25 years of marriage. I will carry you in my heart forever and always. Thank you for two wonderful boys, whom I will continue to cherish forever. You will always be in our hearts forever. Till we meet again.


40th Anniversary

Love your Children, Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren xxxooo CL354877-0614




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1 BEDROOM APARTMENT in Renfrew for rent immediately in secure building. $530 per month, includes heat and water. Sorry no pets. Call Bujold Properties 613-432-0789 or 613-312-0319

1 BEDROOM APARTMENT in Renfrew for rent immediately in secure building $ 509 per month, Has parking and laundry on site. Sorry no pets. Call Bujold Properties 613-432-0789 or 613-312-0319

1 BEDROOM APARTMENT, two level, 700 sq ft, private entrance/driveway. Includes appliances, large lawn area, highefficiency gas heat, 180 B River Road, Arnprior, $ 750/month plus utilities. Available July 1, 2012. references required. 613-623-5333




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1 BEDROOM HOUSE apt for rent in Cobden with backyard, utilities included, $675/month, first/last required, no smoking, no pets, contact 613-570-1477 or 613-758-2549

2 BEDROOM APARTMENT RENFREW Center Town $ 700.00 per month, heat & hydro included. Available August lst. Call Tuesday to Saturday. 10:00 to 5:00 PM 613-432-6434



FOR RENT 2 BEDROOM+ den house in Renfrew. Beautifully renovated. 1.5 bathrooms, a/c and central vac. Appliances include dishwasher and washer/dryer on main floor. Fully enclosed backyard, deck and shed, $850/month+utilities. Please call Troy 613-432-5565 or email to arrange viewing



TOWN OF ARNPRIOR REQUEST FOR TENDER One (1) Tandem Axle Truck and Plow Equipment PW-2012-06 SEALED TENDERS clearly marked as to contents will be received by the undersigned until 11:00 a.m., Thursday June 28th, 2012 for â&#x20AC;&#x153;One (1) Tandem Axle Truck and Plow Equipment Tender #PW-2012-06â&#x20AC;? in the Town of Arnprior. Jacquie Farrow-Lawrence, Town Clerk Town of Arnprior 105 Elgin Street West Arnprior, ON K7S 0A8

Love Bryce & Clarke GRADUATION


TENDER PACKAGES can be obtained from the Arnprior Town Hall located at 105 Elgin Street West, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, beginning June 14th, 2012 INQUIRIES should be directed to: Gary Gardiner, Public Works Supervisor Tel.: (613) 623-4231 ext. 243 Fax: (613) 623-4489 Email: CL354785



For all those we may have missed, Please accept this as an invitation to join us in celebrating our wedding. Saturday June 16, 2012 Briscoelea Farms at 8:00 1578 Foy Road, (Renfrew). Sincerely Melanie Briscoe & Travis Smith FOR SALE

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Stag and Doe


2012 GRADUATE TRIBUTE Show how proud you are of the recent graduate in your family by publishing their picture in the Arnprior Chronicle-Guide and Renfrew Mercury Chelsea Pretty has completed a Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Science in Applied Health Sciences at Brock University. She will be attending the University of Torontoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Doctor of Medicine Program in August.

Congratulations Chelsea CL355089

I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, To the highest of your hopes, To the windows of your opportunities, And to the most special places Your heart has ever known.

Ottawa University Honours bachelor of social science with specialization in criminology with minor in sociology (High Honours).

Proud parents Julie and Jace Quincy siblings Cass, Tom and Emma

Announcements will be published in the July 12th issue and appear on Cost is $49.50 (+ tax) includes FULL COLOR photo and up to 30 words

2012 DEADLINE FOR ALL PHOTOS IS Friday, July 6th, 2012 Published in the Arnprior Chronicle-Guide EMC & Renfrew Mercury EMC on July 12, 2012.

Saturday June 16th, 2012

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We are very proud of you Love Mom, Dad & Caylea


Josh Bromley & Ekta Bhatia

Tickets at door for $5.00




Chronicle Guide Julie Blimkie and Mike Kelly


To place your ad, please call Adrienne Barr

Candace Ludgate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Police Foundations Algonquin College 2012


Beaming with pride, Love You Mom & Rob I love You Mommy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Derek All My Love â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Matt

613-623-6571â&#x20AC;˘ Arnprior OfďŹ ce - 8 McGonigal Street W, Arnprior Renfrew OfďŹ ce â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 35 Opeongo Road, Renfrew

June 16th St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall 8 pm Tickets available at the door or 613-623-7200 CL353313

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2-2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS centrally located in Renfrew. Fridge, stove, water & heat included. Tenant pays hydro. Available July 1. $ 750.00 per month. 613-570-0632

3-BEDROOM 2 storey townhouse for rent in Renfrew. Available July 1st. $799/month plus utilities. Has high efficient gas furnace and parking. Call Bujold Properties 613-432-0789 or 613-312-0319

3 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED APT, Arnprior in town. Private yard, driveway, fridge, stove, washer, dryer a/c, $1200 all inclusive, Available August 1st, 2012. 613-623-7442




ARNPRIOR 2ND FLOOR, OLDER, LARGE, one bedroom apartment, gas heat included. Available immediately 52 Madawaska Street. Call 613-432-4332

NEW THREE BEDROOM bungalow with single garage located on Goshen Road between Renfrew and Arnprior. $ 1,000.00 per month - utilities extra, gas heat, central air. No pets or smoking. First & last required. References a must. Available July lst. 613-432-2659

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

ARNPRIOR ALWAYS CLEAN, MODERN Secure 1&2 Bedroom apts. on First Avenue. Fridge, stove, parking incl. Discounts for mature tenants. 623-8537 after 6pm ARNPRIOR BRIGHT, Wellmaintained, non-smoking, 2 bedroom apartment, $690+hydro with parking for 1 car. 613-620-7278


ARNPRIOR, Centrally located Clean Bright and Secure. bachelor apartments. Please call 613-627-0696 ARNPRIOR HOUSE FOR RENT, 3 bedrooms, $850 plus utilities, Available July 1st, Call Karen 613-623-4138 ARNPRIOR, The Manor Apartment, Center Town, Convenient, Enjoy comfortable accommodations in a quiet and well-maintained building. Please call 613-627-0626 for appointment

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has openings in our Toddler and Preschool Programs this summer and fall. If you are interested in learning more, please call 613 623 8212.

Available July 1st in Arnprior 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms. Finished basement, 5 appliances , Central air, garage. $1300.00 + utilities. Call 613-623-8164 COBDEN - 1 bedroom loft apartment, completely renovated. Available immediately. Heat and Hydro Extra. $ 575 per month. Parking and Laundry on site. No smoking building. 613-851-4630

**Subsidy may be available for qualifying families through the County of Renfrew ** CAREER OPPORTUNITY


FOR RENT, 2 Bedroom Condo, 124 Daniel Street, Arnprior. Secure building, includes 5 appliances, parking, storage. Quiet building, senior/mature adults, no pets, non-smoking, Available August 15th, 2012. $900+utilities. First and last months rent and references. Call 613-257-1267 or 613-832-1400

REXALL PHARMA PLUS Is seeking a part-time



Accepting resumes in store at 339 Raglan St., Renfrew, ON Or fax 613-432-6511

JULY 1st, bright 2-b/r apt in Arnprior area, $700/month (incl: heat/hydro/satellite). Beautiful stone home, in-law suite has own private laneway/entrance. Call Brenda 613-622-0194


As a team, you will both be responsible for customer service, cleaning, minor repairs and maintenance of the interior and exterior of a residential property in Ottawa. Related experience and good communication and computer abilities are a must. A competitive salary and beneďŹ ts package, including on-site accommodation, await you!



Superintendent Team

LARGE 2 BEDROOM Duplex , Renfrew. Natural gas heat. $ 650.00 month plus utilities. No smoking. 613-432-9040 NEW 3 BEDROOM HOME, Available June 1st, 2 1/2 baths, attached garage. Fireplace. Arnprior $1295+utilities. 613-699-1523 or 613-880-5215

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ONE BEDROOM, basement apt in Renfrew. $450/month. Heat & hydro extra. First and Last. No pets. Call 613.333.5283 Leave CLEAR message

ONE BEDROOM basement apt, single person, centrally located 200 Harry St. Heat/hydro, fridge/stove included. Non-smoker, no pets, $435 available July 1st No pets. Call (819)647-5103 or (613)432-8185

ONE BEDROOM large clean apartment, second floor. 306 Stewart Renfrew. Private entrance, parking, fridge, stove and air conditioning. Near Dahlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Laundry. No smoking. No Pets. Seniors, with references, preferred $550/month plus hydro. First & last month rent required. 613-432-7026

OTTAWA RIVER CONDO, 2bed, 2-bath, Arnprior. Boat docks front door, fridge/stove, washer/dryer, heated bathroom floor. Indoor Parking. July 1st, 1st and last required, $1150/month. 613-433-3557

RENFREW, CLEAN one bedroom bachelor apt. in quiet duplex. Suitable for one person, no pets. References. First / last months rent. $480/month plus hydro. 613-623-2247

RENFREW older two storey, 2 bedroom apartment at back of house 155 Raglan Street North. Yard & parking. Gas heat. Available immediately. 613-432-4332

RENFREW ONE BEDROOM apartment on Eighth St, available July or August 1st. $580 plus hydro, heat paid. No Pets Phone 613-592-2838 or 613-290-0400


TWO BEDROOM APT, suitable for mature individuals, ground floor in quiet triplex, $500 plus utilities, gas heat, first/last required. No pets. 3 km east of Renfrew. 613-432-7149 Waterfront year round home. Westport, Sand Lake. Available July 1st. 6 appliances, air & vac. Rent negotiable. 613-359-5467, 613-803-0996.

FOR SALE 1999 FORD TAURUS $ 400.00 or best offer. Antique 1900â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wicker baby carriage $ 690.00 in excellent condition. Phone 613-432-1485 !!20+APPLIANCES!! Nearlynew washers, dryers, fridges, stoves freezers. Warrantied, delivered. Appliance repair, parts for sale, disposal, dishwasher installation. Support your locals! For viewing, Marc 613-889-9768. Arnprior



TOP DOLLAR PAID for used guitars, amplifiers, banjos etc. No hassle - pickup MILL MUSIC RENFREW 1-877-484-8275 or 613-432-4381

CARPENTER with experience, carpenters helper with experience. Licensed plumber or plumber with experience. Send resume to The Renfrew Mercury 35 Opeongo Road Box B Renfrew, ON K7V 4A8

Washer, dryer, table and chairs, queensize bedroom set, sofa and chair, 27â&#x20AC;? TV and stand, woodstove, 8 h.p. Ariens snowblower. 613-623-2754, 613-296-4575.

DRIVEWAY Sealing estimates. Call 613-433-9414

HELP WANTED ATTENDANTS NEEDED for personal care, Renfrew area, Own vehicle required, will train. Competitive wages depending on experience, reply to Box G c/o The Renfrew Mercury, 35 Opeongo Road, Renfrew, ON, K7V 4A8


EXCAVATING COMPANY looking for DZ Driver. Must have clean abstract. Heavy Equipment experience would be an asset. 613-223-4428 or 613-432-5566 E x p e r i e n c e d Welder/Fitter required for 50-60k per year plus vehicle. Must have mechanical and electrical knowledge and be able to prototype and travel. Contact


PAYING EXPENSIVE auto insurance? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll try to save you every dollar we can. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overpay! Call Eady Insurance 613-432-8543





Cherry kitchen, 6 yrs old, excellent condition. Approx. 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. $5,500 obo. 613-802-9797.

King Size bed $ 250.00 , tool box on wheels $ 75.00, tools $10-$50.00 . Little Tykes basketball $ 5.00, little people faces leggo. 613-859-2803 between 3-7 only.

Help Wanted!!! Make up to $1000 a week mailing brochures from home! Helping Home-workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immed i a t e l y ! www.MailingBrochures.NET

â&#x20AC;˘ Wage plus commission â&#x20AC;˘ Equipment Provided â&#x20AC;˘ Fun Place To Work â&#x20AC;˘ Advanced & On-going Training â&#x20AC;˘ Flexible Working Hours

Due to changes coming to the Cemetery Act effective July 1, 2012 rates for plots and other services will be increasing. Please contact David Reid for further information if you are considering buying a plot as the new rates take affect July 1st, 2012. 613-432-7500.

FOR SALE, Cub Cadet Tractor, hydrostatic, 2 1/2 years old. Sweeper and 8 foot trailer. Spare set of new blades. Asking price is $2700. Can be seen at 23 John Street N. Call 613-623-2987

Fast Growing Company Requires Full time Satellite TV Installers Installer Must Supply own vehicle, valid drivers license, tools, ladders, consumables, vehicle insurance, etc. Potential for income between $50,000.00 to $80,000.00 yearly + Bonuses. Evening and weekend shifts required. For more information please send a resume to: or fax to 613-623-9992 No experience necessary all Training Will be supplied

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FIREWOOD By the tandem. Special seasonal rates. All cut and split. All Hardwood. Call for pricing. 613-299-9663


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PEMBROKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL INC. Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;HOPITAL REGIONAL DE PEMBROKE INC. Pembroke Regional Hospital, located 150 km northwest of Ottawa, is a regional acute care hospital with an annual operating budget of over 70 million dollars. The Pembroke Regional Hospital is a full-service community hospital delivering a broad range of health services to the tens of thousands of residents who rely on us for comprehensive and compassionate care. In addition to our vibrant programs in medicine, surgery, emergency, intensive care and maternal and child care, we are a regional provider of rehabilitation and stroke care and provide a full continuum of service in inpatient and community-based mental health care. These programs, in conjunction with our evolving afďŹ liation with the University of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Medicine, create a dynamic environment supported by cutting edge thinking and technology and a collaborative work environment. The Pembroke Regional Hospital is seeking an exceptional individual to assume a clinical leadership role as Vice President, Patient Services - Acute Care and Chief Nursing Executive within our vibrant and growing organization: Reporting to the President and CEO and working with our talented senior leadership team, the Vice President Patient Services â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Acute Care and Chief Nursing Executive will work closely with the Vice President Patient Services â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Seniors and Community Care and together they will be responsible for the overall leadership, strategic direction and management of the delivery of patient-centred care across the organization. They will be responsible for fostering an environment of care and compassion, innovation, service excellence and continuous learning, while maintaining operational efďŹ ciencies to meet clinical demands. To be successful in this role, applicants who possess the following leadership competencies and qualiďŹ cations should apply. Critical Competencies: â&#x20AC;˘ Quality, safety and service orientation â&#x20AC;˘ Strategic thinking and results orientation â&#x20AC;˘ Interpersonal sensitivity and leadership presence â&#x20AC;˘ Analytic skills and business acumen QualiďŹ cations: â&#x20AC;˘ Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario â&#x20AC;˘ Bachelor of Arts or Science in Nursing, complemented by Masters in Nursing or post-graduate training preferred â&#x20AC;˘ Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements â&#x20AC;˘ Minimum 10 years of experience in progressive leadership roles within a health care setting. â&#x20AC;˘ A background that demonstrates a series of progressive career moves with increasing responsibility and complexity and experience in a variety of settings and organizations is required. â&#x20AC;˘ Demonstrated experience in managing complex initiatives and systems level change. â&#x20AC;˘ Demonstrated behaviours supporting our Mission, Vision and Values. â&#x20AC;˘ Self-directed, courageous, and highly motivated with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Demonstrated ability to conduct appropriate feasibility studies and cost/beneďŹ t realization analysis. â&#x20AC;˘ Experience working with unions. â&#x20AC;˘ Familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. â&#x20AC;˘ Familiar with the Public Hospitals Act and other relevant legislation. â&#x20AC;˘ Bilingualism is an asset. QualiďŹ ed candidates should submit their resumes by July 13, 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 at:









100-$400 CASH



daily for landscaping work!

Competitive, Energetic, Honestly a MUST!






Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.




COUNTY OF RENFREW Employment Opportunity

INSO-TEC IS LOOKING for employees for insulation work. Fax resume to 819-647-3357 or email



Bonnechere Manor, a safe and caring community to live, work and enjoy life.

FOOD SERVICES SUPERVISOR Full Time Reporting to the Administrator, the Food Services Supervisor is responsible for the Food Services Department., consistent with the Mission and Philosophy of Bonnechere Manor.

19 hours per week Brokerage

Qualifications: x Two-year Food Services Management Program. x Current registration in The Canadian Society of Nutrition Management. x Five – six years experience in food service management in a health care setting. x Proven leadership abilities combined with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. x Extensive knowledge of computer software and expert keyboarding skills (word processing, spreadsheet, and database). x Must have immediate accessible transportation. x Ability to meet and maintain health requirement standards of Bonnechere Manor as per the Long-Term Care Legislation. x Must successfully display competencies of Personal Sensitivity/Empathy, Flexibility/Adaptability, Teamwork, Holding People Accountable, Coaching and Feedback, and Analytical/Systematic Thinking (Problem Solving)

Please drop off resume at

established in 1958


35 Opeongo Road or email

Receptionist/CSR for fast paced office. basic computer skills, required - Word, Excel, Email, Internet. Must work well with others and have excellent customer service skills. Insurance experience preferred.

Compensation: $63,306 – $74,477 per annum, plus comprehensive benefits package. CL354788

Send resume to Wendy Mather, No phone calls please. Only those being interviewed will be contacted.


Only those interviewed will be contacted.

Please send your resume, stating Competition #12-43, by 4:00 p.m., June 22, 2012 to: Human Resources, County of Renfrew 9 International Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 FAX: (613) 735-7590 EMAIL: (in MS Word or pdf format) Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

CABINET MAKING & MILLWORK Premier quality commercial cabinetry & millwork facility is looking to add to our exceptional team. We are recruiting experienced, positive & energetic applicants for the following positions: • Foreman / Production Manager • Cabinet Makers • Finishers • Delivery Truck Driver We offer competitive compensation packages, flexible, friendly working environment with many unique projects and learning opportunities. To apply, please submit your resume to: or fax to 613-622-1219. We thank everyone for applying, however only those candidates who are qualified will be contacted for an interview. CL354529

RENFREW HYDRO INC. Secretary – Treasurer / Office Manager


Renfrew Hydro Inc. maintains and distributes electrical power to approximately 4,200 residential and commercial customers within the Town of Renfrew. We have an exciting and challenging opportunity available for a highly motivated, results oriented individual to manage all billing, accounting, and customer service functions of the office and perform secretary-treasurer duties of the Board. Reporting to the President, this position is primarily responsible for day to day management and administration of the accounting department and customer service functions of the office including billing, preparation, administration, monitoring of; budgets, daily, weekly, monthly accounting, and regulatory accounting and reporting. The position also performs secretary-treasurer duties of the Board.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume to Sara LaCarte, Human Resources Supervisor at or via facsimile at (705) 647-1447 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. CL354951

COUNTY OF RENFREW Employment Opportunity Public Works & Engineering Department With a responsibility for approximately 810 kilometres of road in the County of Renfrew, the mandate of the Public Works & Engineering Department is to administer and manage the public works infrastructure and the 911/Civic Addressing System delivered by the County.

MECHANIC Full Time – Cobden & Goshen (Renfrew) Patrols Under the direction of the Manager of Operations, the Mechanic maintains and repairs the County’s fleet of vehicles and heavy equipment. Qualifications: x Equivalent to High School Diploma with specialized Community College course in vehicle mechanics. x Licensed Automotive Service Technician and Licensed Truck and Coach Technician. x Good interpersonal skills coupled with an ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms. x Knowledge of computers and relevant software an asset. x Valid Class DZ driver’s licence.

Human Resources County of Renfrew 9 International Drive Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 FAX: (613) 735-7590 EMAIL: (in MS Word or pdf format) Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.


Compensation: $26.93 - $27.85 per hour, plus comprehensive benefits package.

Please send your resume, stating Competition #12-45, by 4:00 p.m., June 22, 2012 to:



Main Responsibilities • Prepare and produce all financial and statistical reports required for the business according to GAAP ` and Ontario Energy Board (OEB) accounting procedures • Compile required data and prepare financial statements and other regulatory filings and maintain accuracy of financial records • Prepare and analyze financial and statistical reports that accurately reflect the operational effectiveness of the office • Perform general office management , supervise and direct staff and assist in performing regular evaluations • Administer payroll and related matters such as pension, benefits, etc. • Oversee billing and collections • As secretary –treasurer to the Board; coordinates and attends Board meetings, prepares correspondence, records & generates minutes, maintains and updates by-laws and agreements, liaises with shareholders, legal counsel, auditors, and sits on committees as required by the Board Key Qualifications and Skills: • A diploma / degree in Business Administration and/or a minimum of five years experience in a supervisory capacity • Professional Accounting designation would be considered an asset • A solid understanding of GAAP with working knowledge in a regulatory environment such as the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) would be considered an asset • Computerized accounting skills with ability to generate reports and statistical data accurately and timely • Demonstrated skills using Microsoft Suite of programs with emphasis on excel • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to lead and supervise others, interact with external stakeholders, customers, and the community • Effective analytical and problem solving skills • Strong organizational skills • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines • Knowledge of AccPac Accounting System would be considered an asset This is a non-union position and salary is commensurable with qualifications and experience. We offer an excellent working environment, competitive compensation and benefit packages, pension plan and opportunities for professional development. Anticipated start date for the position is Sept. 4, 2012. Interested candidates are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a resume of qualifications by mail or email to: Renfrew Hydro Inc. 29 Bridge Street, Renfrew, ON, K7V 3R3 email: Attention: President Applications will be accepted until Thursday, June 21, 2011 by 4:00 pm. We thank all candidates in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The Renfrew Mercury EMC - Thursday, June 14, 2012 43


HELP WANTED MECHANIC or 2nd - 3rd year apprentice to work in rural garage. Renfrew area. Must have valid driver’s licence and own tools. Send resume to Renfrew Mercury 35 Opeongo Rd Box F , Renfrew ON . K7V 4A8 TABER TIMES/ Vauxhall Advance is seeking an editor to lead a three-person newsroom. Candidate must be able to multi-task, produce a quality newspaper and maintain online presence. Send covering letter and resume to: Coleen Campbell, Publisher. Email WORK OPPORTUNITIES Plus travel, hotel jobs in England, childcare positions in United States, China, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, and Holland plus more. Teach in South Korea. Accommodations and salary provided. Various benefits. Apply 902-422-1455 Email

SEEKING Mature student or adult for full-time work this summer to help look after a special little girl with special needs. Hours are 8:30 - 3 Monday to Friday and some Saturdays and evenings as well. Please fax resume to 613-433-9124

HUNTING SUPPLIES Hunter Safety/ Canadian Firearm Safety Courses held throughout the valley all year long. Organize a group, get yours free. Gift certificates available. Competitive pricing. Dave Arbour 613-257-7489. Hunter Safety/ Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Organize a course and yours is free. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.



RIOPELLE, HANNA In loving memory of our

GILMOUR, GLEN 1922-2001 You never said I’m leaving, You never said good by. You were gone before we knew it, Only God knows why. A million times we cried, In death we love you still. Love wife Fay & Family. Glenice, Brent, Gwen & Valerie

MacFarlane, Ian J.R. In loving memory of our father, Ian J.R. MacFarlane who passed away June 9, 2005. Forever loved and missed by his children, Pat, Peter, Bonnie, and Andrea




Who passed away June 14, 1976. Our hearts they ache with sorrow, Since God called you to heaven above, But we know you’re watching down on us, As we send you all our love. Brian, Bonnie, Mike, Heather & Alex

MacPHERSON, Mona In loving memory of a dear aunt who passed away June 17, 2011. Loving memories of one so dear, Treasured still with love sincere, In our hearts she is living yet, We loved her dearly to never forget. Karianne, Austin, Brandon Ekholm

mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother Hanna Riopelle who passed away June 15, 2007. Quietly remembered everyday, No longer in our lives to share, But deep in our hearts your memory is kept. To love and cherish and never forget. Loved and missed everyday. “The Gang”

WILSON, Dean In loving memory of a dear husband & father who passed away June 16, 2005 We often think of days gone by, When we were all together, A shadow o’er our lives has cast, Our loved one gone forever. You’re not forgotten, father, dear, Nor ever shall you be; As long as life and memory last, We shall remember thee. Remembered by the Family

LEGAL CRIMINAL RECORD? Moneyback guarantee, 100,000+ Record Removals since 1989. Confidential, Fast Affordable, A+ BBB rating, assures Employment & travel freedom. Call for FREE INFO Booklet. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

Bobby Grainger October 22, 1942- June 18, 1989 Today is remembered and quiet kept, No words are needed we will never forget. Deep in our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered everyday

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

MARINE Marine Mechanic. Fast turn around. Repairs and parts for all makes and models. 613-267-3470.

$$MONEY$$ Consolidate Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169


Forever Linda, Robbie, Jamie, Mathew and all the Grainger family

COLLINS, MARG In loving memory of Marg Collins who passed away 7 years ago on June 13, 2005. We miss you in so many ways, We miss the things you used to say, And when old times we do recall, It’s then we miss you most of all. Fondly remembered by Carrie, Mary-Lou, Marcy and Shannon

COULAS, JENNY In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, who passed away on June 18, 2011. She was a mother so very rare Content in her home and always there, On earth she toiled, in Heaven she rest, God bless you mother you were the best. Coulas Family


It’s been a long year of memories and tears. Sadly missed by your loving parents (Dan & Ruby), and only sister and brother in law (Barb & Jim). Who cared and carried out all your medical appointments, requested needs, wants, for your last 2 years of life, along with many late nights and sleepovers. Which were rewarded by many hugs, a huge smile and many I love you’s. Sadly missed, love always.


MUSIC CHILDREN’S AND BEGINNERS GUITAR INSTRUCTION, 1/2 hr lesson $12.50. Music studio located in Cobden. Contact Rylan at to book your lessons or call 613-646-7204 DRUM LESSONS for all ages. Location:Arnprior. 45 years experience, Rudimentary style, Rock, Pop, Blues, Country, Swing. 613-623-2755, 8 am 9 pm. WORLD CLASS DRUMMER (of Five Man Electrical Band) is now accepting students. Private lessons, limited enrollment, free consultation. Call Steve, 613-831-5029

MCCABE, ROSE Passed away June 18, 2011 In fond and loving memory of our dear little Rose. We do not forget, Nor do we intend, We think of you often, Will to the end, Forgotten by some you may be, In our memory you will be. We love and miss you greatly JR & Ruth OX

FALL SHOWCASE 2012. September 7, 8, 9. Mark your calendar. EXHIBITOR ENQUIRIES WELCOME. Information at 613-732-9662 or email or check


MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the Cornfest at St. Andrew’s Ross Presbyterian Church July 22, 2012. Watch for details in the July 11 & July 18 issues. ST. MARK’S ANGLICAN CEMETERY, Pakenham, Annual memorial service June 24, 2012, 11 am. In case of Rain Service will be held in Church. PATHWAY ALCOHOL & DRUG TREATMENT SERVICES OF RENFREW COUNTY Invites the Public to attend our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING On Wednesday June 27,2012 At 6:30 P.M. Mac Wilson Complex Centre 39 Renfrew Ave West Suite 202 Renfrew, Ontario For More information, Please Call 613-432-8573 or 1-888-241-1135

COMING EVENTS CANADIAN GUITAR QUARTET performs at Grace Lutheran Church, Eganville, 3 pm, Sunday June 17th. Adults $20, Students $10, kids under 12 free. Tickets at the door, at or 613-433-9457 CEMETERY SERVICE, St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, Woodlawn, Sunday July 1, 2012, 2 pm. Rev. Kathryn Otley officiating

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1-1/2 acres with stream running through, village of Harlem. $500 down with owner financing. 613-326-0599.

Sunday June 24, 2012 Bonnechere Manor’s Rotary Hall Renfrew 7:00 PM Freewill Offering All proceeds to Recovery Road



Recovery Road donates gas cards to parents that have to take their child to Ottawa for diagnosis and treatment of serious childhood illnesses. For information 613-628-2860 STONE FENCE THEATRE presents SCHOOLHOUSE By Leanna Brodie July to October Eganville Community Centre Tickets are now on sale by phone 613-757-1001 or toll-free 1-866-310-1004 and on line Buy early for best seats

PERSONAL TRUE Advice! TRUE Clarity! TRUE Psychics! 1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or Mobile #4486 (18+) 3.19/min.

PETS DOG SITTING Experienced retired breeder providing lots of TLC. My home. Smaller dogs only. References available. $17-$20 daily Marg 613-721-1530




Dear Sarah, Missing you as much as ever, Wishing you were here with us, Especially now, And wanting you to know how Very much we love you and how Often we feel your presence …

In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, Warren William Isaac Sparling who passed away June 13, 2007. 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.

To the best big sister and most precious little grand-daughter, All our love, forever and always,

Katie and Granny

Until we meet again. Sadly missed by cherished wife Florence and family

Dearest Sarah,

Sophie Boulanger (Sofia Poberezec) December 1st, 1929 - June 14th, 2008 Beloved Wife, Loved Mother, and Proud Baba Deceased by Husband, Andre Boulanger A White Dove Reunites The sun is warm The sky is crystal clear blue A White Dove reunites With her Soul Mate she once knew

I miss being your mom so very much, Sometimes, I’ll let myself imagine… Hoping against hope, daring to dream That I’ll catch a glimpse of you again – alive, vibrant, throwing back your head as you laugh Eyes sparkling, smiling, playful, Loving life, living life, as only you could. Where are you? Are you really that quiet voice in my heart? Are you the gentle warmth of a friend’s embrace? Are you the shoulder where I rest my head while I cry? Are you the tears of others’, falling as freely as my own as we talk , laugh and share memories of you?

Its been a long time Since Sophie and Andre had been together They shared a Family of four babies They created many memories to last forever A Celebration of their Golden Years Was held in August of 2005 Shared with many Families and Friends Was a party of Celebration of their lives The next few years of sickness you had suffered Until that Peaceful day Of June 14th, 2008 Now four years ago Mom Was when you had a Peaceful and Heavenly Journey to take Dad knew exactly what you felt With your discomfort and your pain For on October 21st, 2011, his finally had ended Then Mom, you got to meet your Soul Mate again

This need to still be “mom” to you and Katie is the driving force within me that keeps me going each day, Stronger than hunger, more intense than pain – this need to protect and care for you even after you’re “gone”… I sit here and talk to you, Silently, “Heart to heart” Asking you if you still love me, need me, hear me, see me, know me, remember me... Cutting this flower, snipping that one, gardening “together”, like we used to… Lighting your candles, so you won’t be afraid of the dark…

Dad had joined you In flight throughout the crystal blue sky Together you both have flown Watching over us with your guarding eyes Together you both could see How grown up your (Great) Grandchildren have grown We know how proud you both must feel Of your three children living in their homes

... And then, I hear your soft voice, I see your sweet face, In my “hearts eye” I see you smile, And you tell me I’ll always be your mom, That we’ll always be connected - “heart to heart”.

We know and feel That it was a long time over due For Baby Andre to finally be with his parents The both of you We Thank you both For everything that you have done For when we see three doves fly together We know its you Mom, Dad and Baby Andre flying in the warm sun

And I become, once again, what I’ve always been, loved being - will always be... ... Katie and Sarah’s mom

With all my love, “mommy”

Someday we will be together again As we become a White Dove too We can watch over our Love ones Flying together, me and you. CL354767

Six years ago, God called you home, He took you from our side, But gave memories, that will be with us forever.

MADORE, BRUCE H. Oct 3, 1967 to June 12, 2011







DAYCARE Available in Horton Heights call Kara for more detail. 613-433-3920







Written by Sylvia Baptista Always Loved, Never Forgotten Love Rene, Ron, Sylvia and Families


REAL ESTATE 115 Acre Farm, within the City of Ottawa. 4 bedroom Bungalow with pool. RU Zoning, 1 allowed severance, vendor will consider. $1,500,000.00 negotiable. (613)257-8824.

Upper Rideau Lake. Custom designed waterfront home, privately situated 500â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from paved road with 330â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of prime lake frontage. ID 159779.

TRAILERS / RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 31 FOOT Park Model 2002 Prowler sleeps 4, full stand up shower A/C. Specially built trailer, call for details, with decks, shed . Must see in person. $14,900 or best offer. includes lots fess for 2012 Can be seen at Camel Chute Campground check it out at 613-851-2865 5th Wheel RV with slide out. In very good condition, $55,000. Phone 613-659-3350.


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



CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. No RISK program. STOP Mortgage and Maintenance payments today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us NOW. We can help! 1-888-356-5248

TRAILERS / RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Seasonal RV Park White Cedars Tourist Park Waterfront Cottages for rent And Large Fully Serviced Lots 30 amp, water, and sewer Small Private RV Park Great fishing, swimming and Activities, Viewing by Appointment Only. 613-649-2255

VACATION/COTTAGES COTTAGES FOR SALE WATERFRONT COTTAGES 6- 3 Season Rustic Cottages Fully equipped with Appliances and Furniture Leased Land including Fresh Water, Septic. Located inside Private RV Park, On Constant Lake. Serious Inquiries Only, For more information 613-649-2255

Private Cottage on Christie Lake, $650/per week, sleeps 11.

Summer cottage rentals still some openings. Free kids program. From $525/per week. 613-267-3470

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

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

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE SCRAP CARS Will pay $100 - $150 even up to $200, depending on types. Picked up free. 613-432-3464 or cell 613-432-0449 WE BUY ALL TYPES of cooper, brasses, aluminum, stain steel, batteries, electric motors, starters, rads, alternators, scrap tin, old vehicles, appliances, farm machinery, over sized steel & cast iron. Drop off or pick up free of charge We pay market value in cash. 613-312-0456 or 613-433-9140.

NOTICE Garbage customers Ward One, Greater Madawaska Easton Garbage Pick up, you the customer should try and reduce weekly 3 bags per week down to two bags per week. Garbage containers are shipped put to Township Moose Creek site. This would help in Reducing the amount timeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s containers would be sent to be emptied.

JR Easton Easton Sanitation 1977

RICHARD, Eugene â&#x20AC;&#x153;Geneâ&#x20AC;? 2250 Eady Rd, Renfrew, 2 year old, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, 1.5 acres, full premium appliance package, $274,500. See Grapevine # 35906, Open House Sunday 2pm- 4pm.

(Retired Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital)

PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honey Do Thisâ&#x20AC;? Company BILL WEISS 613-570-1488 Renfrew-Calabogie-Arnprior 332584

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RAYNER, Cecilia Elizabeth

Peacefully at The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 7th, 2012. Eugene Joseph â&#x20AC;&#x153;Geneâ&#x20AC;? Richard of Arnprior at the age of 75 years. Dear son of the late Aubin and Bernadette Richard. Beloved husband and best friend of for almost 50 years of Pauline (nee GagnĂŠ). Loved father of Laurie St. Louis (and her husband, Scott) of Ottawa. Cherished â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poppaâ&#x20AC;? of Alexandra and Matthew. Dear brother of Janette Richard of P.E.I. Predeceased by a brother, Ernest and a sister, Mildred Perry. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Gene will be dearly missed by his beloved dog, Benny.

Peacefully at the Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew, on Friday June 8, 2012, Cecilia Ryan, age 94 years. Wife of the late Norman Rayner; dear mother of Barbara (Bob) Bittorf, Renfrew, Catherine (Leslie) Phillips, Ottawa, Stephan -deceased(Joanne), Burnaby, B.C., Paul (Susan), Kelowna, Carolyn Davies, Kelowna, Lorraine Rayner Japp-deceased, Barbara (Bob) Bittorf, Renfrew, Robert (Karen), California, Louise Rayner (Charlie Flint), Toronto; dear grandmother of Carolyn (Ron) Heokstera, Andrew, Danielle (John) Tetter, Chantal Japp, Rob (Jaimie) Bittorf, Christopher Lloyd, Shawn Lloyd, Maggie Davies (Bob Gleason), Jeri-Lynn Bittorf (Pat Langsford), Serena Rayner, Sean Rayner (Krystal), Derek Rayner (Alexis), Colin Rayner (Alana), Evan, Steven & Celia Rayner. Great-grandmother of Mackenzie, Braedon, Callum, Kaelan, Greyson, Mila & Juno. By request, no visitations. Interment of cremated remains will be held at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Renfrew, Saturday July 14th at 11:30am. In memory of Cecelia, donations to the Bonnechere Manor Foundation would be appreciated.

Family and friends were invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home & Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Tuesday morning, June 12th at 10 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery. In memory of Gene, a donation to the Partners in Caring Foundation of the Arnprior Hospital would be appreciated by his family. Members of the KofC, Council 2082, Arnprior gathered at the funeral home for prayers on Monday evening at 6:30.

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

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613-623-7207 for viewing appointment


Summer Art Classes at Appletree Arts Studio in Waba Dates: Wk. 1 Wk. 2 Wk 3 Wk. 4

July 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13 July 16 -20 August 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 17 August 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 24


Ages 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 yrs Ages 8 -12 yrs Ages 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12 yrs. Ages 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 15 yrs

Time: 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m. Cost : $210.00 per session, (supplies included) Discount for siblings. For more information contact me: Phone: 613-623-3267 email: Judy Cerigo 1054 Sawmill Road, Arnprior (Waba), ON K7S 3G9 Website CL355010 NOTICES




Deceased. Claims against the Estate of Deborah Ann Hagar, late of the Town of Arnprior, Ontario who died on April 2nd, 2012 must be in our hands by June 29th, 2012, after which date the estate will be distributed. Gerald A. Dust, Barrister and Solicitor, 2589 St. Joseph Boulevard, Ottawa (OrlĂŠans), Ontario K1C 1G4 - Solicitor for the Estate Trustee, Michael Warren Hagar.

(nee Currie) August 10, 1927â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 6, 2012 Passed away in West End Villa, Oawa on Wednesday evening, June 6, 2012. MaudMary Swalm in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late James Livingston Swalm (January 18, 2010). Dear mother of James (Rena) Swalm of Arnprior. Dear grandmother of Mahew Swalm of Oawa. Dear sister of Isabelle (Ron) Quick of Branord and Bey (Fred) Malone of Islington. Arrangements by The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitaon and Recepon Centre 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior 613-623-2538 A memorial service was held in The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday morning June 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon in The Boyce Recepon Centre. In memoriams to CNIB macular degeneraon research appreciated by her family. Donaons / tributes at

Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;HARE, Eileen Estelle In her 96th year, Eileen Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hare went home to God peacefully on Sunday morning, June 10th, 2012 at Fairview Manor, Almonte where she was a resident for the past three years. Born in Maryland, Quebec, Eileen moved to Arnprior where she dedicated many years of service as a housekeeper at St. John Chrysostom Parish followed by several years as an employee of Playtex Ltd. In retirement, she became a loving friend of John and Anne van Wyk and their family. She was predeceased by her parents Timothy and Mary (Morgan) Fitzsimmons; her husband Ernest and her brother, Steven (Lucienne). She is survived by a niece, nephews, several cousins and friends. A woman of deep faith, Eileen maintained her quick wit and sense of humor until the very end. She was an active, lifelong member of the Catholic Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s League; the Golden Valley Seniors and Club 707. Special thanks and gratitude to the caring staff at Fairview Manor. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home & Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Thursday evening, June 14th from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Friday morning, June 15th at 10 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock. Father J. Roy Boucher presiding. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery. In memory of Eileen, a donation to the Galilee Mission Centre would be appreciated. CWL members are requested to assemble at the funeral home for prayers on Thursday evening at 8:30 p.m.

(nee Degrandpre) January 28, 1948 - June 6, 2012 Suddenly on June 6, 2012 in Arnprior, Ontario, at the age of 64. Beloved mother of Serge BarnabĂŠ, Laura BarnabĂŠ, Peter BarnabĂŠ (Stephanie) and Andrew Berger. Loving â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grannyâ&#x20AC;? to Nathan, Sara, Morgan, Jaymie, Allison, Badi and Nabil. Daughter of the late Oscar Degrandpre and Laura SauvĂŠ. Survived by sister Theresa Degrandpre and brothers Ron and Edward Degrandpre. Visitaon at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitaon and Recepon Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior where family received friends Monday June 11, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. A service was held later Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Boyce Chapel. In memoriams to the Arnprior Humane Society would be appreciated by her family. Condolences / Donaons at

Eternal rest grant unto your faithful servant Eileen, O Lord.


Pilon Family CL354991






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GARVIN ORVILLE MILTON October 11, 1925 - June 12, 2012 (1st year millwright cerficate)

Passed away in Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday June 12, 2012. Orville Garvin of Island View Suites and the Royal Sco in Arnprior in his 87th year. Predeceased by his wife Virginia Steeds. Dear father of Barry (Myra) Garvin of Presco Ontario. Dear grandfather of Jonathan (Sarka), Laurie, Kim (Mike) Houle. Great grandfather of Gabriella, Alexander, Juliana, Bryce and Jasmine. Predeceased by brothers Wesley and Alex and sisters Jean and Mary. Special friend of Helen Neumann.

OLIVER EDWARD BEAUDOIN Arrangements by The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitaon and Recepon Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior

1957-1960 President Eastview Branch RCl (Vanier), 1962-1963 Zone Commander, Zone G5 RCL (Ottawa, 1983-1985 President Renfrew Branch RCL. Passed away at Gatineau Hospital on Sunday June 10, 2012, Oliver Beaudoin, age 99 years. Son of the late Edward Beaudoin & the late Albertine Quevillon; pre-deceased by brothers Noel, Horace, sisters Gilberte and Yvonne. Loving uncle of Jean (Ginette), Francine, Yves (Michelline), Lyne (Sylvain). Pre-deceased by friend Ken Sidock.

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Visitations at the GOULET FUNERAL HOME, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Friday: 7-9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, Saturday June 16th at 10 a.m. Interment Parish Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Legion Service of Tribute Friday at 8 p.m. Online condolences/donations: www.goulet funeral

A family interment will take place in Arnprior Albert Street on Saturday June 16, 2012 at 12 noon. In memoriams to the Arnprior Food Bank would be appreciated by his family.





McMASTER, Catherine “Cassie” Mary Alice (nee Miller)

WILSON, ELMER ERNEST January 8, 1931-June 6, 2012 Peacefully at home with his family at his side on Wednesday evening June 6, 2012. Elmer Wilson of Woodlawn Ontario in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Rita May Wilson (2010). Dear father of Marilyn (Earl) Wilson, Ronnie (Heather) Wilson and Margie (Bill) Bourk. Cherished grandfather of Susan, Jason (Susie), Chris, Ryan (Amanda), Allan (Melanie), Briany, Kaleigh and Natasha (Evan). Great grandfather of Emma, Layne, Ava, Tye, Violet, Nicholas and Olivia. Dear brother of Ed (Doreen), Bob (Barbara), Orville (Theresa) and Lorena (late Russell) Nesbi. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and his best friend Buddy. Son of the late Geordie Wilson and Pearl Badham. Resng at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitaon and Recepon Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior where friends paid their respects on Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and aer 10:00 a.m. Saturday June 9, 2012 thence to St Thomas Anglican Church, Woodlawn for funeral service at 12 noon where Rev. Kathryn Otley officiated. Interment St Thomas Cemetery. In memoriams to St Thomas Anglican Cemetery Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated by his family.

FENTON MICHAEL KENNETH FENTON Bradford, Harold Forbes (IBEW Local 586) Born Oct 1, 1960. Peacefully at home on Monday June 11, 2012. Beloved son of Ellen Bradford-Nightingale and the late Gailand Bradford of St. George, NB. Cherished husband of Carole (nee Matteau). Proud and loving father to Jerika, Angela and Steven. Dear brother of Debbie (George Ross) and Rod (Brenda). Hal will be sadly missed by his parent’s in-law, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and extended family members. Hal truly enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hunting and ATV riding. Our sincere thanks to Deborah Armstrong, RN Revera and to the staff at the OGH, QCH and RVH for their dedication, love and care. Family and friends may pay respects to Hal on Thursday June 14 from 7-9pm and Friday after 12noon at the GOULET FUNERAL HOME, 310 Argyle St, S, Renfrew. The service will be held on Friday June 15 at 1pm at the Renfrew Baptist Church, 57 Railway Ave Renfrew. In memoriam donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.


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January 15, 1965 - June 6, 2012 (1st year millwright cerficate) Suddenly at home on Wednesday June 6, 2012. Michael Fenton of Castleford Ontario in his 48th year. Common law spouse of Jane Stevenson. Dear brother of Wes (Christyl) Fenton of Arnprior. Predeceased by his daughter Carlie and his brother Greg. Special Dad to Jennifer Wieland-Stevenson and Kylie McCrae. Dear uncle of Taylor, Jordyn, Cassandra, Briany and Bradley. Predeceased by his parents Ken Fenton and Diane Burroughs and his step dad Robert “Bob” Halpenny. Best friend of Ray St Michael of Carleton Place. Visitaon at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitaon and Recepon Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior where family will receive friends Tuesday June 12, 2012 from 1-4 p.m. only. A service will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Boyce Chapel. Interment Castleford Union Cemetery. In memoriams to the Kidney Foundaon would be appreciated by his family. Condolences / Donaons at

Passed away peacefully at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Monday, June 4, 2012, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late James “Jim” McMaster. Loving mother of Heather Macdonald (Jim), David (Darlene), Richard (Mary-Anne), the late Joan Carswell (late Blaine) and the late James (infant). Proud grandmother of 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Nellie Barrie (late Andy), Bertha Eady (Ernie), Florence Eady (late Percy) and Bill Miller (late Dorothy). Predeceased by her siblings Jim Miller (late Marie) and Mackie Miller (Shirley). She will be missed by her sister-in-law AEnid McMaster, her nieces and nephews, family and friends. Resting at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave. E., Renfrew on Friday, June 8, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Goshen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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• June 14 Renfrew Silver Seniors noon luncheon at the Renfrew Legion. There is no charge but please bring a donation for the food bank.

Community Living Renfrew County South fundraising BBQ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at M&M Meats in Arnprior.

• June 15 Skin Cancer Screening Clinic in memory of Lois Leclaire from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Renfrew Medical Clinic. Doctors Radke, DiPaolo and Clarke. By appointment only. Call Diana at 613-433-3635. Admaston Public Schoolʼs annual fun fair from 5 to 8 p.m. Bean bag toss, minnow races face painting, jelly bean guess, lollipop tree, inflatable fun, cow pie bingo, bake sale and a used toy sale. Lots of food – hamburgers, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. All you can play bracelets for $10. Every child will leave with a loot bag. Country and gospel music night with Jim Miller, Willy and Friends, 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church, corner of Munroe and Argyle. Freewill offering. Proceeds to the Salvation Army Camp at Home Week July 2 to 6, 2012. • June 16 RVH Teddy Bear Picnic on the font lawn of the hospital from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your favourite bear or stuffed animal to the Bear Ambulatory Surgical Hospital (B*A*S*H) unit for free check-up. Renfrew Rotary Club BBQ fundraiser at M&M Meat Shops, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flower show and tea at Beachburg Lions hall from 2 to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Beachburg Horticultural Society $5! Eganvilleʼs own Bonnechere Warblers perform, 11 a.m. at Bonnechere Museum. This talented and charming group has delighted crowds with their singing for years. Haley United Church yard sale in conjunction with the Olmstead/Jeffery Lake Cottagers Associationʼs gigantic

• June 23 Whitewater Historical Society hosts opening day at Ross Museum in Foresters Falls from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events include presenting two new murals and a painted crosscut saw by artisan Rick Kasaboski, horse-drawn wagon tours by Keith and Ruby Bennett, spinning demonstrations, bake sale, barbecue and entertainment.

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The annual COPA Fight 124, Champlain Flying Club’s Fly-In Breakfast was once again a hit with the crowds that flocked to the Bruce McPhail Memorial Airport in Cobden June 10. Patrick Holmes, left, and Ethan Prins enjoy one of the many planes on display. yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 307C Olmstead/Jeffery Lake Road. Proceeds from this location support Haley United Church. Yard sale and bake sale for Hillary MacMillanʼs Free the Children fundraiser at 198 Wade Ave. Starts at 8 a.m. • June 17 Arnprior & District Humane Society ʻWalk In The Parkʼ Walk-a-thon at Robert Simpson Park, 11 a.m. registration. Pledge forms available at www.arnpriorhumanesociety. ca, or at Pet Valu Arnprior and Renfrew. No dog walking required. Call 613-623-0916. Canadian Guitar Quartet performs at Grace Lutheran Church, Eganville, at 3 p.m. This is the second concert in the Ottawa Valley Music Festival four-concert season. Adults $20, students $10, kids under 12 free. Tickets at the door, at, or 613-433-9457. Trinity-St. Andrewʼs Fatherʼs Day brunch. Reserve your table for your family or set up a single table. Support TSAʼs Mission and Service Fund. Tickets are $8 or $24 per family, available at the church office, Aikenheadʼs Drugstore, or by calling Janet at 613-432-4207 • Penny Drive Renfrew and Area Seniorsʼ Home Support is having a June Penny Drive. If you have any pennies lying around, Home Support will be more then happy to take them off your hands. You can drop them off at the office or call and have someone pick them up. Every little penny counts!

• June 18 The Renfrew All Wheels Park Grand Opening will be held at Ma-Te-Way Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your skateboards, bikes, rollerblades and scooters and try out the new park. Snacks, refreshments and giveaways. Job Search and the Internet workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at Employment Networks. Expand your job search by finding and applying for opportunities through a variety of Internet sites. Call 613-432-3424 to register. The Eganville Horticultural Society welcomes back Jay McLaren to speak on Unusual Trees for Your Garden and Their Challenges, 7:30 p.m. at St. Lukeʼs Lutheran Church. Call 613-628-9898. Gospel Tent Meetings Nightly. Monday to Friday, at 7:30 p.m. at 5 Haven Lane, across from Country Haven Retirement Home in Beachburg. Speakers: Larry Steers of Thornhill and Murray Pratt of Beachburg. Call 613-5827127. • June 19 Dances of Universal Peace, Trinity-St. Andrewʼs United Church from 7 to 9 p.m. Dance leader Patricia Tamosetis. Freewill donation. Call Felicite Stairs 613-432-5583 or Debi Virtue 613-432-0908. Last dance of the season. Renfrew and Area Seniorsʼ Home Support AGM, 7 p.m. at the Renfrew Presbyterian Church hall. A member of the OPP will speak on issues relevant to seniors. Member-

ships available for purchase at AGM. • June 20 The County of Renfrew Paramedics are holding their monthly wellness clinic at the Renfrew Recreation Centre. All members of the community are invited to attend this free session from 9 to 10 a.m. Test blood pressure, blood glucose, pulse; ask questions. Northern Lights Seniors welcomes the Renfrew County Paramedicsʼ Wellness Clinic to the Griffin Lions Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Following a brief meeting, music will be provided by Susan and Scott Stanley. Non-members always welcomed with an item for the food bank. • June 21 Annual Community Awards banquet at the Best Western Renfrew. Cocktails 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets $30 to be purchased before June 15. Brought to you by the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce. Renfrew Silver Seniors potluck luncheon, Renfrew Legion at noon, members only. This is last luncheon until September. Funded Programs, 1 to 4 p.m. Unemployed, laid-off, on EI now or in the last three years? Learn about training, selfemployment and job search programs. Employment Networks, 613-432-3424. • June 22 Blood donor clinic at Best Western Renfrew inn reception room from 2 to 5 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by Renfrew Masonic Lodge #122. To book an appoint-

• Penny Drive Renfrew and Area Seniorsʼ Home Support is having a June Penny Drive. If you have any pennies lying around, Home Support will be more then happy to take them off your hands. You can drop them off at the office or call and have someone pick them up. Every little penny counts! • June 24 Pancake Breakfast at Zion United Church Douglas from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost $7. Pancakes, eggs, sausages toast and jam ,fruit, tea, coffee and juice. • June 26 Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation in partnership with Enterprise Renfrew County presents free financial literacy seminar in Pembroke from 9 a.m. to noon. For details and to register visit www. or contact Colleen Sadler at 613-432-6848 • June 27 Pathways Alcohol & Drug Treatment Services of Renfrew County AGM, 6:30 p.m. at Mac Wilson Complex Centre, 39 Renfrew, Ave. W., Suite 202, Renfrew. Call 613432-8573 or 1-888-241-1135. • June 28 Renfrew and Area Seniorsʼ Home Support is hosting a dessert theatre on at St. Francis Xavier Hall at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. The title of the play is The Trip, written by Bob Bouchard, starring Carol Ann Flannery and Doug Miller, with entertainment by Limited Edition. Advance tickets can be purchased at Aikenheadʼs Drug Store or Home Support at 613-4327691 before June 25. • June 29 Canada Day strawberry social and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Stewart Park beside the Renfrew Presbyterian Church. This is a Renfrew

Victoria Hospital Auxiliary fundraiser for the Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Enjoy shortcake in the park and take home some delicious baking for your Canada Day celebrations. Proceeds from this event will go towards the RVH Auxiliaryʼs $150,000 pledge to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Cat Scan Fund. • June 30 Burnstown United Church is hosting a heritage house and garden tour from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. $25 includes a tour of seven locations and strawberry social. Tickets available at a number of locations, including Aikenheadʼs Drug Store or by calling 613433-3389. • June 30, July 1 Yard sale, starts at 8 a.m. each day at Eganville Seniors Centre. Donations of clean lightly-used items accepted. Drop off anytime Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 613-628-2354 • July - October Stone Fence Theatre presents Schoolhouse by Leanna Brodie, July-October at the Eganville Community Centre. Tickets now on sale by phone, 613-757-1001 or toll-free 1-866-310-1004, and online, Buy early for best seats. • July 1 Strawberry social and BBQ at St. Paulʼs Parish Hall, Cobden from noon to 1:30 p.m. Cost $7, by ticket only. Phone 613-432-7599 or 613646-7781. Bring a lawchair. • July 3 Heritage Renfrew bus tour to Upper Canada Village. Leaves National Archives parking lot at 8 a.m., returning from Upper Canada Village at 4 p.m. with a stop at Kemptville for supper. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it at the village. For more information, please call Olga Lewis at 613-432-6958. • July 6 Renfrew Freemasons lunch, noon at the Rocky Mountain House Restaurant. Gentlemen interested in learning about freemasonry are invited to join. Wives and girlfriends are welcome. Barry Sansom 613-433-9038. • July 10 St. John Ambulance is holding a Babysitting course at 470 OʼBrien Rd., Renfrew from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $50 per student, ages 10-14. Learn basic childcare skills and become a certified babysitter (Course also in Pembroke July 9). Phone 613-735-0772 or 1-800-5198117; email stjohn@bellnet. ca

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