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The Quilty family service to community continues. â€“ Page 3 â€“
Renfrewâ€™s Seniors Month activities are in full swing. â€“ Page 6 â€“ Mercury photo by Lucy Hass
Strawberry fields forever The kindergarten class from Central Public School enjoyed a visit to McGregorâ€™s Strawberries Monday morning. Deb McGregor welcomed the group which included, from left, Adreanna Bingham-Campbell, Savannah Case and Payton Walsh.
Paul Maloney lines up a hit in Special Olympics action. â€“ Page 25â€“
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Taxes up 4.9% in Horton Township Lucy Hass firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever wonder where your tax dollars go? According to the 2012 budget approved by Horton council Tuesday night, for every residential dollar levied, 20 cents goes to schools, 34 cents to the County of Renfrew, 8 cents for Ontario Provincial Police services and 38 cents to run the municipality. The residential estimated tax rate impact per $100,000 assessment (including county and education) is $1,160.95, That represents a $54.29 hike over 2011, or a 4.9 per cent increase. Reaching that ďŹ nal number was a difďŹ cult process, given the amount of taxation over which the local council has absolutely no control. The OPP expense drew special attention with a note that, since 2007, police costs in Horton Township have increased by $79,098 from $189,852 to $268,950 â€“ a 41.7 per cent increase in township budgets over the past six years. See Horton budget, Page 2
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The Renfrew skateboard park is ofďŹ cially open, but the modest seven-piece setup is just the beginning. At least thatĘźs the anticipation of recreation director Barclay Mayhew and skateboarders and bikers attending the parkĘźs ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday evening at MaTe-Way Park. The free-to-use park is located within the boards of the outdoor hockey rink, next to the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. There, boarders and bikers have a fun box, launch ramp, ledge with a ďŹ‚at bar, two banks and two quarter pipes. â€œI like it. That we have it (is the best thing),â€? said biker Caleb Coulas, 13. â€œWe never had (this park)
before. ItĘźs great to have one.â€? â€œItĘźs really nice. The features are nice,â€? said skateboarder Nolan Saumure, 16, whoĘźs been skating for six years. â€œItĘźs going to get a lot of use. (It was) very badly (needed). ItĘźs been petitioned for, for many years.â€? Skateboarder John Donegan, 22, was also pleased, with a few small reservations. â€œFor a start, itĘźs good,â€? he said. â€œIf they want to put any more in it, we should do a cement ďŹ‚oor (at the same or an adjoining location).â€? Recreation director Mayhew agrees more needs to be done, after spending $40,000 to buy initial features from Canadian Ramp Company, in Burlington. See Skateboard, Page 2
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Use of the facility has been high since the features were put in place in late May, says Mayhew. “Theyʼre really happy itʼs here,” says Mayhew, looking around at the several park users Monday night. “We had a choice of putting a pad down with no equipment
or putting in equipment that everyone could use.” Parents and the OPP are also pleased with this new facility. “Weʼre happy itʼs now here. Itʼs going to be good for kids. Itʼs long overdue,” said Sgt. Terry McIntyre, who attended Mondayʼs ribbon-cutting ceremony. “It will help us with issues in town. It gives them (young-
sters and young adults) a place where they can be safe.” Biker Riley Bertrand, 11, is using the facility regularly, and his mom, Michelle, says the new park is certainly welcomed. DESERVING THANK-YOU
“The committee that developed this deserves a big thank-you,” she said.
“This has brought a lot of kids together. Theyʼve made friends, and itʼs kept them out of trouble and off the streets.” Renfrew resident Hannah MacMillan, who sits on the townʼs recreation committee, says she heard rumours about the park becoming a reality some ﬁve years ago, when she was graduating from high school. Seeing those rumours come to fruition is great, she
said. Jo-anne Caldwell, the recreation departmentʼs program co-ordinator, was recently told by a Renfrew adult that only six people would use the skating park. But that prediction doesnʼt appear to be coming true. The number of Renfrewarea youngsters and young adults using the park is estimated to be closer to 100.
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Concerns that a local Doberman is wild, uncontrolled and a danger to the community were expressed at the June 5 meeting of Horton council. But the accusations are unfounded, says River Road resident David Roblin. Roblin, who purchased the dog for his son Chris, now 17, through a Doberman Rescue program about six years ago, says any perceived aggressive behaviour is nothing but show. “As far as Iʼm concerned, Drakkoʼs an excellent dog,” said Roblin. “Thereʼs deﬁnitely no way (heʼs dangerous). Heʼs a lover, not a ﬁghter,” he said, noting he hangs out with his friends and his sonʼs friends when they come over for social events. “He might put on a show in his yard, but itʼs all shows. Heʼs not vicious at all.” Roblin acknowledged Drakko sometimes runs off the property, but usually to the back of their yard, located just a few metres from the intersection of River Road and Castleford Road, to play with a few neighbouring dogs. Roblin said he also lets Drakko run loose when they visit Sand Point beach and thereʼs never been a problem with people there. “Heʼs an excellent dog. He means everything to my son and me.” There used to be an electric fence at the Roblin residence, but it was wrecked during a party this spring, and hasnʼt
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been repaired, said Roblin. Roblin, whoʼs a single dad with sole custody of his son, moved to the area about seven years ago from Constance Bay. He grew up in Deep River, where he still has family connections. His ﬁrst few years in Horton Township, Roblin said there were no complaints from neighbours about Drakko. But he says that changed last year when neighbour Ron Wemmers began complaining. Roblin is suggesting local residents come and visit the dog in Roblinʼs presence, to see how calm and friendly Drakko really is. “If theyʼre scared of my
dog, all they have to say is, ʻHi, Drakko.ʼ Thatʼs it and he stops what heʼs doing.” Roblin admitted some neighbours might misinterpret some of Drakkoʼs behaviour. ‘IF THEY’RE SCARED OF MY DOG .... “
“He does a run and act and bark, then he starts wagging his tail. But you have to notice his tail because itʼs just a little stub … If somebody is scared of my dog … theyʼre welcome to come and meet him.” He laughs while recounting how a female resident across the street interacts with Drakko.
“Heʼll bark at her and sheʼll say, ʻIʼm not scared of you, laddy.ʼ” The Doberman was bought from a family in the Waterloo area. He was a bit too much to handle for the family that already had two more passive dogs, said Roblin. He also stressed that Drakko has received no training in aggressive behaviour. He knows some neighbours are concerned that the Roblinsʼ fencing, located beside an iron front-entrance gate, is ﬂimsy and needs ﬁxing. Some sections of the fencing are sometimes in place, and sometimes ﬂat on the ground, as pointed out at the June 5
council meeting. “I am working on it. Iʼm a single person. I work late. I hope to get some time to make (the fencing) permanent.” More than a dozen residents attended the June 5 council meeting. A petition about the dog, entitled a petition for peace, quiet and safe living at the Castleford-River roads intersection, was also presented. It contained signatures from 21 people in 15 households. Roblin, who is temporarily without a cell phone, is difﬁcult to contact. However, people can leave messages in his mailbox or with his next door neighbour.
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The budget breakdown, by department, is transportation $1,394,533 (46 percent); general government $594,588 (19 per cent); environment $$291,586 (10 per cent); OPP $268,950 (nine per cent); recreation $216,164 (seven per cent); ﬁre $135,957 (four per cent); protection $72,905 (two per cent); planning and building $59,710 (two per cent); and health services $29,560 (one per cent.) Treasurer Barrʼs presentation explained that 2012 is the ﬁnal year of a four-year phase in of assessment, as directed by the province. “The average assessment increase for the County of Renfrew was 6.05 per cent with the residential class being 7.11 per cent. “This means that even without any budget increase, residential ratepayers will pick up a greater share of the tax burden,” she said. In closing, there was clear consensus this was the most difﬁcult township budget ever, and thanks was extended to CAO/clerk Mackie McLaren, treasurer Barr, and the entire council and its various committees for holding with line without comprising services. There was also a big tip of the hat to the townshipʼs many dedicated volunteers “There isnʼt a penny to spare in this budget, McLaren told council. He suggested each account must continue to be followed individually, month by month. “We have to really watch it. Thatʼs our job for the rest of the year,” McLaren said. “This is the leanest budget Iʼve seen in all of my years,” added Barr, who has worked in municipal ﬁnance for 30 years.
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Skateboarder Nolan Saumure and biker Ethan MacGregor of Renfrew lead the way for this ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Renfrew skateboard and bike park Monday. Holding the ribbon are Coun. Andrew Evans and recreation committee member Hannah MacMillan, as Mayor Bill Ringrose and councillors Gail Cole, Jim Miller, Tom Anderson and Clint McWhirter look on.
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Items outside of Horton Townshipʼs control have impacted this yearʼs budget to the tune of 7.2 per cent. Those items are: • a $20,900 decrease in provincial unconditional grants (1.5 per cent); • an additional six months of repayment to the townshipʼs debt of $15,528 (one per cent); • an increased Ontario Provincial Police cost of $54,289 (3.8 per cent); • an increase in OMERS premium of $9,838 (.5 per cent); and • adoption of the mandatory 2011 pay equity plan, an increase of $6,001 (.4 per cent). It was also stressed that some work completed by Horton council this year will actually be done without dipping into taxpayersʼ pockets. Council will use the balance of its federal Build Canada grant, combined with money from its lot development fund and gas tax reserves, for Pinnacle Road improvements. Parking lot improvements, a public address system for council chambers and GPS units for the roads department will all be funded by reserves. A pump building/washroom at the boat launch and work on McBride, Eady, Johnston and Fraser Roads will by funded by lot development charges.
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Getting police costs under control is major issue Lucy Hass email@example.com
How to tackle rising police costs is a major issue on the municipal agenda, says Admaston-Bromley Police Services Board chairman Mike Quilty. At councilĘźs June 7 regular meeting, Quilty noted that 45 per cent of the time at a recent two-day Ontario Association of Police Services Boards convention in Ottawa was spent addressing â€œhow do we (municipal councils) get the cost of policing back under control.â€? â€œKeep your eyes on that one because in 2014 the premier had promised that the OPP will be the highest-paid police service in the province of Ontario,â€? he said. â€œSo we still have a few years to go to see what is going to happen across the province,â€? he said Police issues were front and centre as Quilty presented a ďŹ ve-page 2011 PSB yearend review. â€œIĘźm pleased our township experienced no signiďŹ cant rise in criminal activity,â€? Quilty reported. The number of trafďŹ c accidents also appear constant. â€œI would say we have a very law-abiding community that is supported by a regular police presence, thanks to our contract,â€? Quilty told council. During the presentation Coun. Michael Donohue sought explanation of estimated, billed and actual costs, which were explained by Renfrew OPP Staff-Sgt. Colin Slight who also attended the meeting. Slight noted that the aver-
age number of calls for service in the township over the past ďŹ ve years was 400 to 440. â€œBased on that statistical analysis, the contract bureau determined that, using the weighted calls, they measure the level of service you require are the 1.6 ofďŹ cers you are paying for now,â€? he explained. The ďŹ nance portion of the report revealed that a renewed contract and reconciliation credit resulted in actual policing costs being $196,151 â€“ down from estimated policing costs originally set at $245,604. Estimated policing costs in Admaston-Bromley in 2012 have been set at $244,218. FOCUS ON SUICIDE PREVENTION
PSB chair Quilty underscored the OPPĘźs anti-suicide initiatives and said the board acknowledges the impact teen suicide is having in the community. He said the OPP has given high priority to school visits and thereĘźs an open-door policy at Opeongo High School where, during May and June, students can meet with an ofďŹ cer if they want to talk about anything. Reference was made to a suicide prevention presentation at St. JosephĘźs High School and plans for similar presentations in the fall. â€œNone of us takes it (bullying) seriously enough. ItĘźs rough,â€? Mayor Briscoe commented. The detachment also plans to continue, at Opeongo High School, to deal proactively
with the issue of drug use. PRIORITIES
The report received by council also listed board priorities that include agricultural safety meetings, more patrol of rural roads and ATV trails, and steps to ensure proper use of police vehicles such as preventing excessive speed. The board will also meet with the Douglas Fire Department to discuss the issue of ďŹ reďŹ ghters being asked to assist with trafďŹ c control at motor vehicle accidents. There has been a suggestion that municipal roads crews might be better positioned to help the police, keeping ďŹ re crews available for their important and often timely work. The board would also like to bring in guest speakers for community groups on issues like fraud and computer crime, and providing information through brochures at the township ofďŹ ce. Vice-chair Brian Yuke and Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe round out the local police services board. Briscoe noted she receives no remuneration, while Quilty and Yuke receive a base compensation of about $100. The cost to operate the board in 2011 was $1,252 under budget, at $7,947, In closing, Staff-Sgt. Slight thanked the municipality for its ongoing support and openness. â€œThe relationship is in the communication,â€? he said. â€œWe have that open dialogue. I appreciate that open dialogue and I appreciate the support I get from this township.â€?
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Admaston-Bromley Police Services Board chair Mike Quilty presents the boardâ€™s 2011 annual report. On the wall behind him is a framed photograph of his father, Leonard Quilty, who was a former Admaston reeve and Renfrew County warden.
Renfrew OPP Staff-Sgt, Colin Slight and Admaston-Bromley Police Services Board chair Mike Quilty present the boardâ€™s 2011 annual report.
Building permits valued at $327,500 in May at $30,000 and $20,000. There was also a permit for a $60,000 residential addition. The highest value permit was for a $67,000 solar panel installation.
Three garages were applied for with values of $60,000; $40,000 and $20,000. Other permits were issued for a $12,000 wood shed, $20,000 hunt camp, and $8,000 storage shelter.
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Admaston-Bromley council learned May 29 that the township will not receive a grant under the Conservative federal governmentĘźs Canada Summer Jobs Initiative 2012 â€œsince the demand for funding exceeded the budget available.â€? It isnĘźt the ďŹ rst time the small rural municipality has been denied funding for summer help. MEETING CHANGED
Admaston-Bromley council has cancelled its Thursday, June 21 regular council meeting and rescheduled for Monday, June 25 at the Stone Road municipal ofďŹ ce at 7:30 p.m. RECYCLING AG PLASTICS
A total 2,970 pounds of plastics was diverted from local landďŹ lls Saturday, May 26 at an agricultural-plastics recycling event at Renfrew County Recycling on Lisgar Avenue in Renfrew. Ten loads of plastic were received at the depot, eight of which came from AdmastonBromley farmers, one from Westmeath and one load of boat wrap from GeorgeĘźs Marina
in Eganville. The event came about after a ratepayer expressed concern about the amount of plastics ďŹ lling up landďŹ ll and polluting the air, soil and water when burned.
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Wilson, and inhabitant of Renfrew, has dealt extensively with Alzheimer’s disease. Seven years ago, his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and now, his mother has early onset symptoms of the disease.
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“He was always forgetting names, which was normal,” say Wilson, “but forgetting things, like something he was supposed to pick up. And there were some driving issues, where he’d be somewhere with my mom and he’d go home without her.” R0011469002
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While people sometimes become forgetful as they age, in his father’s case, the symptoms were clear.
Wilson and his family confronted the situation by seeking out help. “We knew to get in touch with our doctor to get a referral for a gerontologist. We went through that waiting and talking with a couple
of different doctors just to try to get an actual diagnosis and ﬁnd out if there was anything that could be done. “From there on, ﬁnding out what we can about Alzheimer’s disease through the Alzheimer Society.” Wilson credits the Alzheimer Society for providing information on the disease, available services, and what to expect. Wilson and his sister attended various seminars offered by the Alzheimer Society’s ofﬁces in Pembroke, Arnprior, and Ottawa. Wilson has since become involved with the Alzheimer Society. He was the second place winner in its Walk for Memories fundraising campaign for the last two years, and has arranged for speakers to address his community in order to spread awareness of the dementia services available in Ottawa and Renfrew County. “I guess the big thing is for people to realize that there is support and you don’t have to go through it alone,” he says. “Quite often, there are often only two family members or less
to deal with the load, and you end up with caregiver burnout.” Wilson has the following advice for those who are concerned about a family member experiencing memory loss: “Seek help as soon as you can. If the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s disease, there are medications that are available that can slow symptoms. And being involved with the Alzheimer Society makes you aware of what is available and what you can do.” John Wilson will be providing comments at the Alzheimer Society’s Annual General Meeting on June 26th at Hampton Inn Ottawa. Dr. Marcus Richards from University College London, UK, is the event’s featured speaker on memory loss and dementia with the focus on the aging brain and its consequences for health and function. Cost is $50 per person (includes a healthy lunch). To register or for more information, visit www.alzheimer.ca/ottawa or call 613-523-4004 in Ottawa or 1-888-411-2067 in Renfrew County. Gabriel Mayost is a volunteer at the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County and a ﬁrst year journalism student at Carleton University. R0011460824
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TOWNSHIP OF HORTON Website: www.hortontownship.ca 2011 Municipal Performance Measurement Program Mercury photos by Sherry Haaima
Quilters Guild of Renfrew and Area president Mary Norman, left, and quilt show chair Elaine Bazinet-Smith stand with the anniversary display.
Quilters guild celebrates 20 years Sherry Haaima Sherry.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Quilters Guild of Renfrew and Areaʼs biannual show at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre June 9-10 was particularly special this year with the organization celebrating its 20th anniversary. There were 317 entries in a variety of categories, as well as demonstrations and rafﬂe contests. Included in the displays was a special anniversary collection featuring a selection of unique and
award-winning creations that spanned 20 years. The guild president Mary Norman reports the organization, at about 93 members, is going strong. The recipient of this yearʼs Best in Show was Pat Witham for Piecemaker. Other award winners include: • Bed Quilt, hand quilted: 1. Lorraine McCagg for Welsh Beauty, 2. Shirley Jessup for Yellow Roses, 3. Greta Holland for Sunbonnet Sue.
• Bed Quilt, machine quilted: 1. Brenda Peplinski for My Troubled Stars, 2. Susan Taylor for Bed of Roses, 3. Brenda Peplinski for Days Gone By. • Miscellaneous item: 1. Pat Witham for Piecemaker, 2. Lorraine Davidson for Knave of Hearts, 3. Diane Fuller for Black Pineapple. • Article of clothing: 1. Susan Taylor for silk jacket, 2. Gerry Craig for Christmas vest, 3. Gail Cole for Christmas vest.
Copies of the 2011 Municipal Performance Measures Report are available at the Municipal Office or from the Township’s website found at www.hortontownship.ca . Jennifer Barr Finance Manager
SUMMER DAY CAMP LEADER The position would involve the preparation, organization, supervision and carrying out of summer day camp related activities at the Horton Community Centre. These activities should include arts and craft projects along with organized sports related games i.e. volleyball, and basketball. The program could also involve occasional day trips outside of the facility with pre-authorized parental consent for each child’s involvement. The hours of work would be Monday to Friday with a total of 35 hours/week at a pay rate of $12/hour. Contract is for 7 – 9 weeks. Applicants must possess a Standard First Aid certificate and a CPR certificate or be willing to obtain these certificates before the program starts. Applicant must have a recent criminal records check. Experience in youth and child care programs would be an asset.
SUMMER DAY CAMP LEADER ASSISTANT The position would involve assisting the Summer Day Camp Leader in the organization, supervision and carrying out of summer day camp related activities at the Horton Community Centre. These activities should include arts and craft projects along with organized sports related games i.e. volleyball, and basketball. The program could also involve occasional day trips outside of the facility with pre-authorized parental consent for each child’s involvement. The hours of work would be Monday to Friday with a total of 35 hours/week at a pay rate of $10.25/hour. Applicants must possess a Standard First Aid certificate and a CPR certificate or be willing to obtain these certificates before program start. Applicant must have a recent Criminal records check. Experience in youth and child care programs would be an asset. Please submit your resume to the undersigned by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
CANADA DAY SUNDAY JULY 1, 2012 Old Fashion Breakfast Pancakes, Sausages, Eggs, Baked Beans & Hash Browns With Real Maple Syrup Horton Community Centre 1005 Castleford Rd 8:00am to 12:00 noon 10:00 am- Bluegrass Band CASTLEFORD COUNTY LINE! Will make their debut performance Featuring Rick & Bailey Rogers & Tom Gardiner 11:00 am Little Ray’s Reptile’s Adults - $7.00 Children (6 - 12) - $5.00 Children (under 6) – free Little Ray’s Reptiles, Sponsored by Ontario Power Generation Ontario Power Generation Water Display, Bounce Castle, Craft & Coloring tables & Tents sponsored by Renfrew Rent All Tattoos, new kids games, Dunk Tank, Adult & Children’s Raffles
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Guild member Catherine Timm, right, leads a greeting card and bookmark making demo for Jennifer Svarckopf and Judy Reid.
Renfrew Mercury advertising consultants Dave Gallagher and Stephanie Jamieson accompany Tim Hortons employee Maizie Smith at the O’Brien Road location during Tim Hortons Camp Day June 6. Several business and community members volunteered time that day. In 2011, entire coffee sales on camp day and money raised from special events raised nearly $10 million for Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. This year’s six camps are in Port Perry and St. George, Ont., Nova Scotia, Alberta, Quebec and Kentucky. Throughout June 6, volunteers served customers, such as Wayne Pratt in this photo. Since 1974, more than 165,000 children have benefitted from the foundation’s camp experiences. The Renfrew Mercury EMC - Thursday, June 21, 2012 5
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20th Teddy Bear picnic a big hit Steve Newman firstname.lastname@example.org
Not just the youngsters get a kick out of Renfrew Victoria Hospitalʼs annual Teddy Bear Picnic. Also dubbed B*A*S*H, or the Bear Army Surgical Hospital, the popular event reached the front lawn of the hospital for the 20th year Saturday morning. Youngsters and their stuffed animals of all shapes and sizes were the focus of the event that attracts hospital staff, other healthcare personnel, and volunteers from the community at large. A total of 190 children brought their stuffed animals to be treated. Several adults were also at
the picnic, including Daphney Dominy, whose teddy bear uses a mechanized arm to blow bubbles to passers-by. Liam Craig, 2, was among the youngsters who stood transﬁxed as Bubble Bear did his thing under a bright sunny sky. Dominyʼs daughter, Denise, who is a speech-language pathologist at the hospital, was also participating, as one of several hospital staff volunteers in attendance. Booths or departments included face painting, the thinkﬁrst.ca booth on cycling and helmet safety, the OPPʼs Ident-a-kid, and such departments as respiratory therapy, the smartie pharmacy, x-ray and the emergency depart-
ment. Daphney imported Bubble Bear, whoʼs sometimes called Cinnamon Bear, about 1986 when she was running a toy store, Loligo, in downtown Ottawa. Along the way she has retained her fascination for stuffed animals and the role they play in childrenʼs lives. “I think itʼs fabulous,” she says of the Teddy Bear Picnic. “Thereʼs a real community spirit. Itʼs lovely.” Barb Craig of White Lake brought son Liam and daughter Makenna for the festivities. “We come every year,” she said. “The kids love all the variety and they like that they can come to the doctor too.
Itʼs not scary.” Another mom, Amanda Gibbons of Renfrew, agreed. “Itʼs excellent. We come every year. Itʼs good for all ages,” she said. Nearby her daughter Sophie, 21 months, showed delight over seeing her Gee-Gee giraffe get special medical attention, as siblings Johnny, Ariel, and Chloe looked on with their own stuffed animals. Hospital recreationist Roxanne Nolan is so pleased with the ongoing positive reaction to the picnic. “Isnʼt it fantastic to see the hospital give back to such a supportive community in such a way?” said Nolan. “And, isnʼt it great to see the interaction between the physicians and staff of the picnic and the young bear owners. What a winning combination we have found. Every year it makes us happy to see the fun the teddy bear picnic brings to these young children.”
Literacy class TAMI project at Low Square June 29 Peter Clark email@example.com
The Mental Health Literacy Basic Skills Class is holding a fundraiser for the TAMI project (Teens Talking about Mental Illness) at Low Square on Friday, June 29. The theme of the day is Flush Away the Stigma and labels that so often are attached to mental illness. With that in mind, people are asked to drop by Low Square and purchase a toilet for $20, said literacy instructor Annette Kinslow. Or you can bring your own. Come down to Lowʼs square and sit on a throne, she added. “You can also advertise your business,” Kinslow said. She used day care as an example. Day care may
want to use a potty and put their business name on it. “We will be have a wishing toilet and people can give a goodwill donation. “We hope to have some activities planned that will be taking place besides the toilets,” Kinslow said. The event gets underway with a 9 a.m. decorating of toilets. It runs through to 7 p.m. The day is in partnership with schools to teach students about living with mental illness. “Itʼs a great way to show your support and advertise your business.” For more, call Annette or Elaine at 613-432-5835 or 613-433-9363. Most mental illnesses are treatable and with the right support, an individual can live a full and satisfying life.
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Campbell captures Regional Senior Star title for 2012 Peter Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
A booming voice singing an old favourite, Mockingbird Hill, made Renfrewʼs Jack Campbell Regional Senior Star for 2012 at the annual singing competition hosted by the Quail Creek Retirement Centre in conjunction with Seniors Month. The annual competition featuring ﬁve participants this year was held June 13 in the GEM Hall at Groves Park Lodge. The event was judged by Valley Heritage Radio morning man Andrew Cartwright, musician Mary Hass of Limited Edition, and Renfrew town councillor Jim Millar, who has performed professionally for more than 30 years. They had a tough decision to make before ﬁnally giving the edge to Campbell. Patricia Maloney ﬁnished second and Dolores Prussak of Golden Lake third. Calabogieʼs Hank Schaly and R.A. Cameron of Haley Station also endeared themselves to the audience during the competition. “Iʼve sang in 17 different churches in the area. Music passed on through the family,” Campbell said. “I thank the judges for their decision and the audience for their support.” “All ﬁve contestants are
Jack Campbell performs Mockingbird Hill with the accompaniment of Patricia Maloney on the piano. winners here,” master of ceremonies Guy Jamieson said. “They are showing the skills that God gave us and sharing them with one another.” “Itʼs amazing to think that we are now in our sixth year of Senior Star,” said Susan McGregor, community relations manager at Quail Creek. “During that time, it has grown to be the largest celebration of seniorsʼ talent in Canada. Since beginning in 2006, over 3,000 performers, all over the age of 65 have auditioned across Canada. We are so pleased that todayʼs participants are a part of that wonderful momentum of talent and spirit. “Senior Star supports the theory that, like art and wine,
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entertainers only get better with age,” McGregor added. “I think the secret is the life experiences that enhance both the performance and the connection with the audience, and, of course, the ability to take life in stride and know that the experience is almost as important as the outcome itself.” Bob Bouchard returned as stage manager while Gerry Blandford again video taped the event with the ﬁrst and second place performances to be sent to Chartwell Senior Housing REITʼs head ofﬁce for viewing. A panel of judges there will select 10 contestants to go on to Toronto for the 2012 National Senior Star title.
• Curbside collection garbage bag limit to 2 bags – residential and 4 bags – commercial. • Bag tags are available for purchase for $2.00/each to permit excess bags to be placed and collected curbside or disposed of at the landfill site. • Bag tags are available at Town hall, Landfill, Renfrew Library and Recreation Centre. • Waste transported to landfill is to be sorted.
LANDFILL FEES AND CHARGES – Effective July 1st, 2012 Under 200kg
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• Recycling Bins (Blue Box) are available at Town hall, Town Garage and Landfill. Recycling Bin (Blue Box) $10.00 each. • No limit on the number of recycling bins placed at curbside for collection. • Composter Credit of $30.00 is available one per property for Renfrew residents who purchase and install a composter. Bring receipt to the Town Hall.
Senior Star winner Jack Campbell is flanked by runner-up Patricia Maloney, left, and Dolores Prussak, third, June 13 in the GEM Hall at Groves Park Lodge. Quail Creek RetireMercury photos by Peter Clark ment Centre ran the competition.
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Hillary MacMillan to represent eastern Ontario at Miss Teen Canada World pageant Special to The Mercury
Miss Teen Eastern Ontario World, Hillary MacMillan. Charity. MacMillan ofďŹ cially kicked off her six-week campaign on May 18 with Tag Day at METRO Renfrew, Canadian tire and LCBO. The 18-year-old Renfrew native has been working to raise funds and awareness for her chosen charities. â€œI am proud to be representing the beautiful region of Eastern Ontario. My motto: Ęťif you want something done, ask a busy person! I believe in taking advantage of every opportunity that life gives you Being Miss Teen Eastern Ontario WORLD 2012 has given me the opportunity to meet amazing people, work with valuable charities and raise funds and awareness for Free the Children and Childhood Cancer,â€? writes MacMillan in her blog. â€œI strive to give 100 per cent effort to all that I do, and I believe in â€œMaking every day a special memory!Ęźâ€?
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Hillary MacMillan, newly crowned Miss Teen Eastern Ontario World, will represent the Eastern Ontario region at the Miss Teen Canada World pageant. Hillary will be heading to Toronto on July 14 where she will spend 10 days with 75 other delegates from across the country participating in preliminary events, touring Toronto and Ssuthern Ontario, attending delegate activities and promoting our area and her charity platform; Childhood Cancer Awareness. MacMillan is very excited about attending the national pageant, meeting the delegates and experiencing all the week has to bring. â€œIt is a once in a lifetime opportunity,â€? she says. One of the requirements for each national delegate is for them to prepare, initiate and complete a six week Fund Raising Project Plan for the Miss Teen Canada World charity; Free the Children. Each delegate is required to raise a minimum of $400 through their fundraising efforts for Free the Children and the delegate who raises the most funds will be awarded an all expenses paid Me To We trip to Kenya, Africa. Last yearĘźs Teen Eastern Ontario World delegate, Caroline Holley was the recipient of the fundraising award in the 2011 pageant and has recently returned from her trip to Kenya with the Free the Children
MacMillan is an honour roll student, competitive athlete and student council executive member at Renfrew Collegiate Institute. â€œIn September I will be continuing my education at QueenĘźs University focusing on a career working with special needs children,â€? she says. A Trivia Night was held last Thursday night at Coco JarryĘźs. and the next fundraising event is Celebrity Night with Lucky Ron on Friday, June 22 at 8 p.m. at FinniganĘźs Road House in Renfrew with special guests The Riley New Band. Tickets cost $10 each and are available at FinniganĘźs, T Williams and from Hillary and/or Bob Dillabough (firstname.lastname@example.org) Other upcoming events are: â€˘ Princess and Pirate Party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Canada Day, July 1 at Ma-Te-Way Park in Renfrew. This event will be incorporated into the Canada Day events and the Princess & Pirates along with Miss Teen Eastern Ontario World and her special royal guests will lead off the KidsĘź Canada Day parade. Cost is $5. A bake/yard sale on Saturday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 321 Wade Ave. in Renfrew. Additional events are forthcoming as well, so stay tuned. Each delegate participating in the Miss Teen Canada World pageant is required to keep a blog of her activities such as charity platform, events, etc. You can follow HillaryĘźs Blog at www.mis-
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Save yourself the sorrow of a summer warning not heeded Summer is here, stirring people of all ages with an urge to hit the great outdoors. But it can hit back. The excitement of summer can lead to recklessness, and far too many sunny holidays are spoiled by risky venture. One of those risky ventures is straying into dangerous properties, in particular, dams and hydroelectric stations. This week the Renfrew detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police issued a warning to stay safe and steer clear. Dams and hydroelectric stations operate all
year round, 24 hours a day. They are no place for any recreational activity during any season, says the OPP, who note that water levels may change frequently and quickly, often without warning. This can turn calm waters into deadly rapids within minutes. “The Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Power Generation remind everyone that it is best to stay completely away from dams and hydroelectric stations,” the release says. “Stay clear and stay safe. OPG facilities are clearly marked with red, white and yellow danger signs. There are also fences, buoys, booms
and barriers telling you to keep out. Stay a safe distance outside of warning signs, buoys, and barriers when ﬁshing, boating or swimming.” Cycling would seem to be a relatively peaceful, safe pursuit, but it, too, holds risk for those who fail to pay attention, follow the rules of the road and wear the necessary safety gear. The Renfrew OPP also reminds cyclists that sidewalks are not meant for bikes. “As summer quickly approaches and an increase in bike trafﬁc is seen, the OPP in Renfrew would like to remind everyone that the proper place for bicycles is on the roadway, not
the sidewalk,” this weekʼs police report says. Of particular concern is the downtown sidewalk on Raglan Street South in Renfrew between Hall Avenue and Munroe Avenue. “This is a busy pedestrian walkway and as customers exit retail locations there have been some near-collisions with bicyclists,” police say. “A bicycle is considered a vehicle and should always be driven on the road according to the rules of the road. For bicyclists who consider Raglan Street too busy for safe bicycle trafﬁc, consider using a parallel street.” Good advice as we step into summer.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cattle rustlers by another name To the editor: If you talk with some of the older cattle ranchers today they might tell you how, years ago, some of the laziest people, who thought the world owed them a favor, would steal part of their hard earned money by rustling their cattle. Cattle rustlers didnʼt go away. They just changed their name. Today we call them ʻprogressiveʼ-minded governments. Instead of hiding in the bush to steal your goods, they hide in government legislation. They may be members in provincial Liberal, NDP or ʻProgressiveʼ Conservative parties but they are the same lazy bunch that have ﬁgured out a way to steal part of our property and goods, build up debts and use their courts and enforcers to protect their agendas. What better example of rustlers do we have than the
Ontario Liberal government. Through user fees, booze and gambling royalties and taxes they give thousands of Public Service Employee Unions incredible salaries and beneﬁts while the rest of society sweats all day on lower wages to pay for them. On pay day they jump on your pay cheque and rip most of it away just as easy as the cattle rustlers did 100 years ago. The union elitists whine for equality while they rob the poor. The Sunshine List of government employees who are paid over $100,000 is another good example. Most of our municipal tax costs go to pay for County and schooling salaries even though school enrollments are dropping every year. Why on earth are we paying education directors and CEOs over $170,000 per year? You wouldnʼt mind paying
all these people so much money if they were standing up for a good school curriculum or property rights but all we get are high-priced mouthpieces for the Toronto Liberals. I guess that tells you where all the Liberals in the county are. Donʼt expect anything to change either. The big money is simply too tempting for anyone to risk losing it by standing up for parents and landownersʼ rights. Our municipal councils wonʼt even discuss schooling costs and our County seems hell-bent in creating zoning restrictions and regulations on our private lands. Like true rustlers, the Liberal Dalton gang, along with the NDP, is adding an extra tax on the wealthy, who create jobs, while they give their Sunshine friends a free pass. The rustling continues. Ken O’Day Eganville
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THIS WEEK’S QUESTION
Should plastic garbage bags be banned across the province and country?
A) Yes. It’s time society took risks to the environment more seriously for the betterment of future generations.
No. The change would likely results in higher costs that will ultimately be passed on to already-stressed consumers.
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. Mercury photo by Lucy Hass
Pickin’ and grinnin’ Deb McGregor of McGregor’s Produce (back row, at left) gave a lesson in berry picking to children from the kindergarten class at Central Public School in Renfrew Monday morning. The berry patch is a busy spot these days.
D) Keep the status quo. Plastic shopping
Who should take the lead role in tackling the growing problem of obesity in children?
Parents. They need to be good role models for their children. Proper eating and exercise habits start at home
B) Schools. They should be do more to encourage students to avoid junk food and do proper exercise. Make physical education mandatory in every grade.
bags are the most common way people collect in-house garbage and a ban would cause an unnecessary burden on the average citizen.
Governments. They need to provide incentives to make healthy food and sports -exercise programs more affordable and save on health costs in the long term. It’s not easy for cash-strapped families when junk food is much cheaper than fresh vegetables and soda pop is less expensive than juice.
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Sweet concentration Central Public School kindergarten student Tyler Doddconcentrates on the task at hand – berry picking at McGregor’s Produce Monday morning. Mercury photo by Lucy Hass
RVH auxiliary to hold meeting and tour June 25 Christine McNaughton RVH Auxiliary
The Renfrew Victoria Hospital Auxiliary held its 67th annual general meeting recently in the hospitalʼs Atrium Room. The RVH Auxiliary is a volunteer organization, and its mandate is to support the hospital by giving its time and energy to both working as volunteers in the hospital and in the auxiliary, and as the RVH major fundraiser. At the volunteer luncheon held earlier this year, the RVH Auxiliary presented the hospital with a cheque for $40,000, bringing the total of $130,000, the third instalment of a ﬁve-year commitment of $150,000. The Hospital Auxiliary was formed in 1945. Since the RVH Foundation was incorporated in l989, the hospital auxiliary has contributed $838.973.22 to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital. This is an outstanding amount for a small group to raise. We sincerely appreciate the won-
derful support that we receive from the community at our various events. We are grateful for the Communityʼs interest in Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Audrey Green was welcomed as the guest speaker and regaled the meeting with stories of her upbringing in the Renfrew area, and her escapades as a political icon. She was thanked for bringing the group laughter and tears as she shared her story. Fran Bonner, the outgoing president, thanked the dozens of volunteers; not just auxiliary members, but those who work in the hospital, in the gift shop, and other areas where they can be helpful. She related that more than twenty ventures had been undertaken during the past year, including the doll house lottery and rafﬂe, the strawberry social and bake sale, the tourtierres and chili sauce fundraiser, Christmas house tour, to mention a few of our events, and assisting with the RVH annual teddy bearʼs picnic. Fran also highlighted the HELPP lottery as the auxiliaryʼs
biggest fundraiser. The auxiliaryʼs break open lottery tickets are available at Aikenheadʼs Drug Store. She also noted the auxiliaryʼs annual presentation of three bursaries of $1,000.00 each to high school graduates, furthering their education in the health care ﬁeld. This is our Renfrew Victoria Hospital Auxiliary at work, for the hospital and for the community. Under the leadership of the new president, Mae Craig, we are looking forward to another successful year. The Auxiliary cordially invites anyone who is interested in joining this group of energetic volunteers to come to the June meeting to be held in the RVH Cafeteria Atrium at 2 p.m. on June 25. A small reception and a tour of the hospital will be available to those interested in joining the auxiliary in the important work that they do on behalf of RVH. For further information please call Barb Symington at 613-432-5300.
A 22-year-old Renfrew resident has been charged after several complaints of excessive noise and repeated warnings by police. On June 16 at about 10 p.m. police attended a residence on Oak Crescent in Renfrew to investigate the noise and a trespassing complaint. The accused had attended a neighbourʼs property and disturbed a ﬂower bed and persistently played very loud music. The person was charged with engaging in a prohibited activity contrary to the Trespass to Property Act, and Excessive Noise contrary to town bylaw. IMPAIRED DRIVER
Thursday, June 14 at midnight OPP ofﬁcers were conducting RIDE spot checks in Renfrew at the intersection of Lochiel St and Bridge Streets. A pickup truck was stopped and the driver was arrested for impaired driving. While searching the male a quantity of marijuana was located and seized. After refusing to provide samples of his breath, a 25-yearold Pembroke man was charged with impaired driving, refusing to provide a breath sample and possession of marijuana. INDECENT ACT
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after police received a complaint that a male intentionally drove beside another vehicle while committing an indecent act. The complainant advised they were driving on Hwy. 17 in passing lanes when they were approached by another vehicle. The vehicle drove beside them for some time and when the driver looked over they saw the male driver masturbating. The suspect looked at the complainant and continued on. The complainant slowed down to escape and contacted the police. A 35-year-old Cobden man was charged with committing an indecent act in public. MISCHIEF
A building foundation was sprayed with grafﬁti on Mansel Hill Road in Whitewater Region. There are no suspects. • Several youths were cautioned after a bike was damaged at RCI last week. • A male was cautioned after a vehicle was vandalized in the daytime at Wal-Mart. • Two staff-parking signs were removed and placed into an unlocked car between 11:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. at St. Josephʼs High School last week. Four males were caught on video and the investigation is continuing.
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Popular band Searson at Neat July 7 The Ottawa ValleyĘźs own Searson will perform Saturday, July 7 at Neat in Burnstown. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.neatfood.com or by phoning 613.433.3205. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. Searson consists of Erin, Heather and
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local favourites. The food vendors will be located right beside the Tourist Booth at Haramis Park on OĘźBrien Road and the ChildrenĘźs Activities will feature a special childrenĘźs painting exhibit where local children will be invited to try their hand at producing artwork. It is being organized by the Ontario Plein Air Society (OPAS), and their work is inspired by famous Canadian artist A.Y. Jackson and Tom Thompson. There will also be musicians performing near the historic locomotive train at the Park. Some of the performers are Limited Edition, Simon Clarke, formerly of Ęź60s British pop band Freddie & The Dreamers and others.
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â€œIĘźve always loved textiles and ďŹ bre. â€œI started to cut up perfectly good fabric and sew it back together when my children were young as a summer project at the cottage. It was shortly thereafter that a perfectly good hobby went very wrong. â€œI appreciate the artistry of traditional methods and design in quilting and borrow from those time-honoured traditions in my own work, but most rewarding for me is ďŹ nding new form and technique, using colour and texture in innovative ways. â€œI quilt because I love fabric and textile, the hand, colour, texture and new combinations of those elements. I draw inspiration from everything, but appreciate the simplicity in design and line of oriental art and Arts and Craft era. â€œOften I listen to CBC radio; Saturday night blues show, Laugh out Loud, some Shelagh Rogers and Vinyl Cafe. â€œMy I-pod has a variety of music, new, old and otherwise. Seeing and interacting with other artists and their work, sharing their enthusiasm for new projects and ideas and experiencing new places. â€œDepending on the day when IĘźm working my space looks like a bomb went off. I need to have things out where I can see them to think and play and incubate ideas. â€œWhen IĘźm energized, I go from one project to the next while ideas are fresh. â€œI have been commissioned by a Canadian company out of B.C. that wholesales fabric across the country to quilt and fabric stores, to develop patterns using their new line of batiks. â€œFRAGS ďŹ bre graphic series of patterns, as illustrated in the photos, is my line of new designs that will be available in stores in the near future. â€œThe fabrics used in these sample pieces are new Canadian batiks. My latest accomplishment is being accepted by FRAGS Patterns as a designer. FRAGS Patterns will be available at various quilting and fabric stores across Canada or over the Internet at valeriemillerquiltedcovers.com â€œMy work is available at the following galleries and shows or on the Internet; Bittersweet Gallery Burnstown; Valley ArtisanĘźs Co-op Deep River, Muskoka Arts and Crafts Summer Show Bracebridge; Haliburton Art and Craft Festival Haliburton; The MakerĘźs Hand Show, Picton; and 2012 Signatures Show, Ottawa Convention Centre. â€œI will have a selection of table runners and mats, pillows, small trivets and will be introducing my new line of CSM FRAGS Patterns at Art in the Park.â€?
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Schoolhouse play celebrates rural teachers and schools As the school year winds down, Stone Fence Theatre, dedicated to “putting the Ottawa Valley onstage,” is preparing to put on a play that celebrates rural education. Schoolhouse, by Leanna Brodie, opened July 17 at the Eganville Community Centre, with 10 performances, including eight with old-fashioned Ottawa Valley supper theatre, between then and Oct. 27. With one-room schoolhouses such an important part of the Countyʼs recent past, the company expects this play, set in Cavan County, south of Peterborough, will resonate with local audiences. Schoolhouse is a play about a great teacher and how important schools are. The cast, in addition to returning Stone Fence Theatre veterans such as Ambrose Mullin and Andy Adach, features students from schools all over Renfrew County, including Killaloe Public School, Palmer Rapids Public School, Rockwood Public School, Opeongo High School, Fellowes High School, Madawaska Valley District High School, and St. Josephʼs Catholic High School. The leads in the show are both Stone Fence Theatre
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The cast of Schoolhouse, from left to right, front, Will March, Matthew Somes, Luna Nordholdt, Solana Nordholdt and Emma March; middle row, Megan McMaster, Amber Dagenais, Mary Fraser, Maureen Johnson, Joanne Zomers, Bianca Goldie and Jacob Harron; and back row, Andy Adach, Jon Sullivan, Ambrose Mullin, Camille McLean, Josh McCoy and Christine Helferty. veterans, St. Josephʼs High School student Christine Helferty, of Douglas, and Opeongo High School student Josh McCoy of Cobden. In addition to performing in shows with their schools and elsewhere in the community Christine has been in Stone Fence Productions since 2007, and Josh since 2010. In Schoolhouse, Christine plays Miss Linton, a young
schoolteacher in her ﬁrst year of teaching in a one-room school in a community far from home. Josh plays Ewart, a good kid with a troubled history who the community turns against because of his “training school” background. Miss Linton becomes Ewartʼs defender, but it isnʼt easy. The play is not a musical, but itʼs full of music and fun. Before it begins, Peter Brown
and Ish Theilheimer will perform a set of ragtime music by Scott Joplin and other composers, including The Entertainer, Black and White Rag, and Dill Pickles. The March Kids of Pembroke – Emma and Will – return to Stone Fence Theatre to serve another another helping of ﬁddling and stepdancing this year, and both appearing in the cast, along with their mother, Mary Fraser.
Christine Helferty plays the lead role of Miss Linton, who endures trial by fire in a one-room school. Director Chantal Elie Sernoskie, in her second year with Stone Fence, has drawn upon many contacts she fostered in 2011 when she directed A Midsummer Nightʼs Dream for Street Lights Theatre in Pembroke, including actors Jon Sullivan of Killaloe, Jacob Harron of Barryʼs Bay, and stage manager Leya Gervais of Chapeau. Because the play is so supportive of public eduction
and teachers, two of Renfrew Countyʼs teachersʼ federations, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers (OSSTF) are supporting the production. “Most of us can recall teachers who changed our lives,” says Stone Fence Theatre producer Theilheimer. “We are thankful to the teachers Schoolhouse celebrates.”
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Visitor information centre open, hosting postcard photo contest Peter Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
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On the steps of the caboose at the Renfrew Visitor Information Centre from left are 2012 tourist ambassadors Brittany Kingsbury, Corey Grist and Kaitlynd Hartwick.
If you have taken some photos of the Town of Renfrew and/or surrounding areas, you have an opportunity to show off your work. The Renfrew Visitor Information Centre by the yellow caboose on OĘźBrien Road is holding a postcard photo contest. The contest allows anyone to submit creative photographs they have taken in town or surrounding area to have them featured on postcards which will be available at the information centre. All photos submitted to email@example.com or by digital copy brought to the information centre before July 3 will be judged. Winning submissions will be printed on new postcards along with
the photographerĘźs name. Kaitlynd Hartwick, Brittany Kingsbury and Corey Grist are 2012 tourist ambassadors for the Town of Renfrew. â€œThis summer, weĘźre working hard to make positive changes to RenfrewĘźs tourism,â€? Hartwick said. â€œWeĘźre hosting a photo competition to create RenfrewĘźs next postcard and have developed a new website to easily communicate with visitors and residents of Renfrew.â€? â€œOur new website was launched earlier this month, renfrewtourism.ca. â€œThis offers a variety of information regarding accommodations, camping, sites and attractions, and a continually updated events calendar. â€œAnyone is welcome to have new material and events added to the website, details
can be found online,â€? Grist added. â€œWith this, a new Facebook page has been launched that features different area attractions that both residents and tourists can visit. â€œJust search Renfrew Visitor Information Centre on facebook.â€? â€œThis year at the Visitor Information Centre, the Caboose is undergoing some construction that we hope to ďŹ nish in July. â€œThe park welcomes anyone to come and use the gazebo and picnic tables. The brand new RV dumping station is available to use free of charge,â€? Hartwick said. The visitor information centre is open daily. Starting on Sunday, July 1, everyday hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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McNab Days celebrate heritage and community identity Members of the media were treated to a sneak peek at some of the events that will unfold during this yearʼs McNab Days. And the consensus is that it promises to be a kiltlifting good time. A ﬂotilla, ﬂy-in, Tartan run, heritage trail excursion and many more events will ensure there is something to satisfy everyoneʼs interests. The 10day festival, from June 22 to July 1, celebrates the townshipʼs history, natural heritage and rural roots. It kick-starts with a multicultural Calling of the Clans. Torches will be held high at the annual event this Friday, at 7 p.m., on the Waba Cottage Museum grounds. Billed as a way for newer residents to formally join the community, the ancient rite of the calling starts 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 McNab-Braeside,” said organizer Heather Lang. Long-time community activist Jim Ferguson lit a torch for media at the museum in the afternoon, explaining that in the old country the calling often signalled a rally to war. He joked that McNab Daysʼ calling will be far from omi-
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Jim Ferguson demonstrates the Calling of the Clans ceremony that will take place at the Waba Museum this Friday, June 22 as part of McNab Days. With him are Robert Smith and organizer Heather Lang during a media preview day June 7.
nous. He encouraged folks from all backgrounds to participate. However, ﬁrst up on the June 7 media tour was a trip across the Ottawa to Bristol, Que., where the historic “Alligator warping tug” was resting up for Braeside Riverdrive this Saturday, June 23. Alligator boats were a type of amphibious vehicle used in the forestry industry throughout the region and Maritime provinces of Canada and the northern United States from the mid-19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. The boats were so named because of their ability to travel between lakes by pulling themselves with a winch across land. They towed log booms across lakes and then portaged themselves using a winch to the next body of water. The rugged, steampowered tugs were one of the pioneers in the mechanization of the forest industry in North America. The W.D. Stalker tug was pieced together from the remnants of three others found in the area. It is the only operational Alligator in the world, and will return to its maker in Simcoe, Ont., after McNab Days. The riverdrive Saturday will include a ﬂotilla of heritage river craft making its way from Norway Bay, Que., starting about 9 a.m. to at Red Pine Bay in Braeside for landing
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Public education ‘increasingly two-tier’: critics The third and final installment in a series that looks at school fundraising By Kristen Calis, Jessica Cunha and Rosie-Ann Grover
he best way to end the Ontario school systemʼs reliance on fundraising is to pour more money into public education, parents, teachers and critics say. “We are getting increasingly (to be) a two-tiered education system,” says NDP education critic Peter Tabuns. “That speaks to the need for adequate funding of the education system so parents donʼt feel compelled to raise money.” Fundraising Fever, a Metroland Special Report, shows that concerns about overuse of fundraising – and the disparities it creates – are growing province-wide. Potential solutions also include a proposal by the advocacy group People for Education, which wants a provincial Equity in Education grant created to reduce inequities triggered by fundraising. School boards are pushing for an evaluation of provincial education funding to determine whether the current model is fair to all students. “The pressure to fundraise will only grow as boards try to meet the austerity measures of provincial governments,” says Catherine Fife, president of the Ontario Public School Boardsʼ Association. “We canʼt go to our parent councils or school councils and keep asking for money.” Thereʼs no question money is tight. The McGuinty government is starting consultations this fall to cut $10 million from school board administration budgets by 2013-14. Progressive Conservative education critic Lisa MacLeod says there is a lot of waste in the system and boards donʼt always spend their funding appropriately. “Theyʼll claim they have no money, but are they managing the money effectively?” she asks. Some groups, including Social Planning Toronto, believe fundraising should be banned outright, except for raising dollars for external charities. “Iʼd rather not have it,” says Chris Ellis, who sits on four school councils in Ottawa. “Iʼd like for schools to not be able to raise funds for their own use so then parents in those afﬂuent areas might become involved and speak up for greater funding for the education system.” The Coalition Against Public School Inequality suggests a cap on school fundraising. A percentage of each schoolʼs proﬁts above and beyond the limit would go into an equalization fund to help disadvantaged schools. But the Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations says a limit would be too restrictive. “We actually donʼt want somebody to say you have to stop here. Itʼs up to the parents to decide how much they want to do or whether theyʼve had enough,” says Lee Gow-
The purchase of new playground equipment is a common fundraising goal for parents. ers, president of the group. Raising taxes would be a controversial solution, but “thatʼs how you address inequity, unpopularly through taxes,” says Annie Kidder, executive director of People for Education. “At some point, we have to bite the bullet and go, ʻThatʼs what taxes pay for.ʼ If we want our kids to have books in their libraries, we have to pay taxes.” Critics say the province should outline exactly what materials, activities and programs should be available – at no cost to parents – in all Ontario schools. Currently, itʼs OK to raise funds for library books, gym equipment and musical instruments. “You need to start with the policy and the vision and laying out concretely what should be there in schools,” says Kidder. “Then you start talking about how you fund it to ensure itʼs fair and equitable.” There is also interest in a boardwide mentorship program where successful fundraising schools partner with those that need a hand, helping to reduce the gap in funds raised. “To me, thatʼs how successful fundraising can be done, really sharing the best practices,” says parent Roxanne Horwitz, who sits on the St. Bernadette Catholic School council in Ajax Education foundations across the province continue to play a role, helping to reduce inequities in opportunity between well-off and disadvantaged schools. There is no severe pressure on schools to raise funds for things like ﬁeld trips because many foundations will cover those costs.
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“Having a central education foundation completely changes the landscape for children in a city,” says Jane Fulton, executive director of the Education Foundation of Ottawa. “We make sure that no student is left out.” Small businesses and large corporations continue to work to bridge the gap by providing donations and incentive programs. “Thatʼs what we are counting on, businesses in the community,” says Luce Paradis, principal at Assumption Catholic School in Ottawa. The school is located in a low-income area and doesnʼt usually host fundraisers. Without corporate donations, it wouldnʼt be able to reach its goal of $50,000 for a new play structure. “We have to outsource a little bit.” The Campbellʼs Labels For Education program, for example, invites schools to collect labels from Campbellʼs products, such as soup cans and Goldﬁsh crackers, and redeem them for educational resources from books to gym equipment. A number of other companies, such as Chapters, Boston Pizza and McDonaldʼs, host special events that encourage parents to purchase their products and then give a portion of sales back to local schools. Others, such as the Elementary Teachersʼ Federation of Ontario, believe businesses donʼt belong in public schools. “Itʼs a tempting road because itʼs a quick ﬁx to the funding situation,” says Kawartha Pine Ridge ETFO president David Wing. “Children are already bombarded enough with commercial messages.”
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Renfrew Victoria Hospital hosted a Diamond Jubilee Celebration for Queen Elizabeth June 4 as a part of Seniors Month. Residents of Groves Park Lodge, Quail Creek Retirement Home, Bonnechere Manor and RVH participated in the afternoon event. RVH recreologist Roxanne Nolan, left, holds a trivia session on the Queen and Royal Family history to start off the festivities.
All vehicles are located at the RCDSB Plant Department, 1202 Pembroke St. East, Pembroke, ON, and are available for viewing on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 9:00am to 11:00am. An appointment is not required. Bidders are encouraged to inspect all items of interest for condition and suitability prior to bidding. All items to be sold on an “AS IS, WHERE IS” basis. There is no warranty or guarantee expressed or implied on any items. Bids MUST be submitted on the forms provided at the site viewing or acquired from the Purchasing Department. Bids MUST be received before 2:00 pm on Friday, June 29, 2012 to be considered. Bids may be faxed to the attention of Peggy Fiebig, Purchasing Agent at (613) 735-6315 or mailed to the following address:
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RENFREW COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ATTN: Peggy Fiebig, CSCMP Purchasing Agent 1270 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke, ON K8A 4G4
Prizes for top apples NEARLY A COINCIDENCE: At the time of Mrs. Eadyʼs funeral a year ago, it was noted for the ﬁrst time in the history of Renfrew two funerals had crossed one another. The friends of the late Albert Schulfer coming down main street to the R.C. cemetery met those of Mrs. Eady while going southwards to the cemetery on Thomson Hill. That was on a Sunday afternoon. Nearly coincident was the case on Sunday afternoon last, when many of those returning from Mr. Eadyʼs funeral drove back to join the funeral procession conveying the remains of Miss Hannah Gibbons to the Admaston cemetery. THE APPLE SHOW AT THE FAIR: Director in charge A.A. Wright is already looking after details of the apple display for the coming Renfrew Fair; to make it greater than has been. At his solicitation Mr. A. Barnet has agreed to give two special prizes of $5 each for the best display of six boxes of Wealthys and six boxes of McIntosh Reds. In addition Mr. Wm. Jamieson has agreed to buy all the apples that may be exhibited at the fair in boxes, and will also buy a very considerable quantity of the honey that may be exhibited. Further there will be some other special prizes for box displays, which will be noted in the regular prize list.
Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church
Fri & Sat 7&9PM; Sun-Thurs 7:30PM
291 Plaunt St. S. Rev. Russell Wardell Rev. Susan Tough Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. For all Ages Wheelchair Accessible Website: http://www.tsarenfrew.ca _____________________________
334 Raglan St. S. 613.432.0866
Visit us at www.obrientheatre.com
1:30 Matinee Sat & Sun 14A
Seeking a Friend For The End Of The World
1:30 Matinee Sat & Sun Spiderman starts July 3!
St. James Lutheran 66 Elgin Ave. E. 432-5078 Pastor Cathy McCaig SUNDAY JUNE 24 – PENTECOST 4 10:30AM – WORSHIP WITH HOLY COMMUNION & FELLOWSHIP JOINT SERVICE WITH ST. PAUL’S HERE SUMMER “PICNIC-LIKE” LUNCH _____________________________
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION RENFREW BRANCH
Hebron Christian Reformed Church
FRIDAY JUNE 22ND – 8PM-12AM
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 _____________________________
bob landry & bob madill SATURDAY JUNE 23RD – 3-7PM
jerry lee and rough cut country Open to the Public Everyone Welcome
"Remember Red Fridays!" Check out our *NEW* webpage at renfrewlegionbr148.ca to keep up with our current events Legion Ladies Auxiliary Catering and Hall Rentals Call 613-432-6450
The United Church of Canada 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 _____________________________
Elmwood Bible Chapel 200 Francis St. 432-4572 432-3087 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. – Bible Study, Prayer SUNDAY
9:30 a.m. – The Lord’s Supper 11:00 a.m. – Family Bible Hour and Sunday School _____________________________
The Roman Catholic Community
HERITAGE RENFREW BUS TOUR to Upper Canada Village Tuesday July 3 2012 Leaving Renfrew at 8 a.m. Cost per person for bus $30.00 For tickets and information please call Olga Lewis at 613-432-6958
THE CLOSING OF SCHOOLS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR: Primary school children obtaining entrance class standing without examinations will leave school June 25 this year, while all other primary school classes will remain open until June 29 according to an announcement from the Department of Education. Schools elementary and secondary which have no candidates for departmental examinations must remain open until June 29. All forms
Seeking a Friend For The End Of The World Fri & Sat 7&9:10PM; Sun-Thurs 7:30PM
JUNE 22, 1977
HALEY AT AIR SHOW: The representatives of Haley Industries were well received at the world-renowned air show in Paris, France this month. As well, they had a brief meeting with Federal Trade Minister Jean Chretien. Robert Turnbull, president of Haley Industries and Dave Murray, Sales Manager, were on hand at Haleyʼs display at the aerospace technology exhibition at Paris June 2 to12. In addition to speaking with Mr. Chretien they had the opportunity to exchange jargon with many leaders in the aerospace ﬁeld. Haley Industry showed its wares alongside Canadair and de Haviland. The ﬁrm already distributes its products aircraft component castings to countries including Japan, West Germany, Denmark the USA and England. Renewed contact with buyers from these countries was made during the show. Haleyʼs are currently manufacturing parts for the American F15, F16 and F18 ﬁghters, B1 Bombers, the European Tornado and for Boeingʼs DC 10 and 747. For help with research, contact Olga Lewis at olewis@ sympatico.ca
FRIDAY, JUNE 22 – THURSDAY, JUNE 28 14A
JUNE 17, 1937
of secondary schools having candidates for lower school examinations remain open until June 23 and those with candidates for middle school tests will continue in session until June 16. CELEBRATED 94TH BIRTHDAY: Mr. Joseph Farrell, said to be the oldest resident of Horton Township, celebrated on Tuesday of this week the 94th anniversary of his birth. Mr. and Mrs. Farrell are both life-long residents of Horton. The former, born at Farrellʼs Landing in 1843, is still a remarkably active man and enjoys a fair measure of good health. He can yet drive himself into town.
The Renfrew County District School Board reserves the right to reject any or all tenders. The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. R0011464702
OLGA LEWIS FROM THE OLD FILES
JUNE 21, 1912
RENFREW'S HISTORIC THEATRE
OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH 100 Lisgar Avenue, West 432-8525 Saturday 7:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH 331 Plaunt Street, South 432-5825 Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m.
The Renfrew Presbyterian Church 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)
SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:00 a.m. Nursery Care Available Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Wheelchair Accessibility EVERYONE WELCOME If transportation required Call Church Ofﬁce 613-432-5452 Tues-Fri 8am _____________________________
Renfrew Baptist Church Corner of Plaunt & Railway 432-4266 Rev. Tom Smith 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.
Sunday June 24, 2012 10:30am – Morning Worship/Holy Communion Celebrating jointly at St. James Lutheran Picnic & games to follow service Come and Worship _____________________________
The Salvation Army 8 Argyle St. at Munroe Corps Ofﬁcer/Pastor SUNDAY SERVICE 10 A.M. Women’s Ministry Men’s Ministry Bible Study 613-432-7721 All Are Welcome!
Words of Life Ministries SUNDAYS @ 7pm
8 Argyle and Munroe Streets A non-denominational ministry of encouragement hope and inspiration wordoﬂiferenfrew@hotmail.ca 613-432-6059 All Are Welcome!
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