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TARA GESNER tgesner@metroland.com Irish or not, Douglas residents and visitors commemorated St. Patrick's Day over the weekend. The village in Renfrew County hosted its annual St. Patrick's Parade, sponsored by the Douglas Lions Club, on March 9. The event kicked off a week of festivities in Douglas and across the Valley leading up to St. Patrick's Day March 17. The downtown area was draped in green, white and orange on Saturday as parade participants started lining up outside St. Michael's Catholic School at 2 p.m. The procession left five hours later, at 7 p.m. The opening ceremonies were at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments were available to onlookers outside the school, in addition to the nearby Douglas Tavern. Feeling the luck of the Irish, a number of area families, businesses and organizations took part in the parade, including the Renfrew County Plowmen's Association, the Renfrew Fair and the Dacre and Area Community Association. The 2019 Renfrew County Plowing Match takes place on Sept. 14, with the Smaglinski family of Cobden hosting. This year's Renfrew Fair runs Sept. 4-8.

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DAMAGING FLOODS POSSIBLE BUT NOT CERTAIN: CEMC EMERGENCY OFFICIALS START PREPARING FOR SPRING MELT

THE ISSUE: POTENTIAL FLOODING ALONG THE OTTAWA RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. LOCAL IMPACT: EMERGENCY OFFICIALS URGE WATERFRONT RESIDENTS TO BE PREPARED BUT NOT OVERREACT.

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Myles MacMillan/submitted This photo from 2017 shows flooded properties on the Ottawa River about one kilometre east of the entrance of the Bonnechere into the Ottawa. The photo was taken with a drone and a Gopro attachment May 4. Most of the reservoirs on the Ottawa River watershed are up north in Quebec, so by the time the river swings east, the flow is harder to control. The Timiskaming is the last significant reservoir on the main stem of the Ottawa River. While there are a number of dams on the river from Timiskaming to Montreal, they have very little storage capacity and generally pass whatever is coming down the river in periods of high water. What can slow the flow is the thermometer dipping to below zero at night even if it is warm during the days, Osipenko said. "Good maple syrup temperatures, that's what we need to prevent flooding." Osipenko, who is also the alternate CEMC for Renfrew County, said preparations have begun to ensure governments and residents are ready in case there is flooding this spring. "We've started the process of prepping for the spring freshette," he said. All the area CEMCs, the County of Renfrew, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) are involved in the process. The emergency planners are working on information sheets this

year focusing on pre-flood preparations, he noted. They are a natural expansion of the information already compiled to assist residents during flooding and afterwards with the clean-up. Noting sandbags are a key item, Osipenko said the CEMCs are "taking stock" of what resources are available to combat flooding. Asked what waterfront residents can do ahead-oftime to protect their homes, Osipenko said sandbags are about the only defence. "That or move your house," he said. He noted that in the last flood, homes built to specifications above the high water mark were not damaged. The problem lies with older structures on the flood plain or those built on the footprint of former cottages, he said. He reported that most Renfrew County municipalities sent representatives to an emergency management training session at the Horton Community Centre March 4. Of the 57 people there, most were new council members and recently hired municipal employees, but everyone was welcome. The county-hosted workshop explained what

duties and resources municipalities provide in emergencies.

The emergency planners will start making "freshette calls in the next

couple of weeks" to monitor rising waters using MNRF data, Osipenko said. Once the melt begins in earnest, there will be plenty of information made available with flood watches and warnings issued if warranted. See EMERGENCY, page 4

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Be prepared, but don't panic. That's the message from a local community emergency management co-ordinator (CEMC) when it comes to potential spring flooding. The unusually high level of snow this winter has some residents in low-lying areas nervous. It was only two years ago that flooding along the Ottawa River caused a great deal of damage in Horton, McNab/Braeside and Constance Bay, as well as parts of Ottawa and Gatineau. Area watershed groups are warning about the possibility of above average flooding this spring in tributaries of the Ottawa River not only because of the amount of snow (about 250 centimetres) but because so little of it has melted so far. The Weather Network has also predicted a "heightened threat" for spring flooding, especially across northern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley, where the snow depth is well above normal. However, Horton CEMC Steve Osipenko points out the snow level is only one of the "predictors" of flooding. While the high snow load has some people "hyper sensitive" at this point, "we can't even predict if there will be a flood," he said. Osipenko noted rain and temperature swings are also important factors. The flooding that deluged parts of Horton in 2017 was triggered by rain on uncontrolled streams that added to the melt, he explained. There wasn't the ability to hold back the run-off, he said. "In the Renfrew area the capacity to hold back water is not as great as most people think."

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EMERGENCY PLANNERS CONTINUE TO MONITOR SITUATION Continued from page 3

Regular updates are available on the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board website at http://www.ottawariver.ca/river-levelsflows.php. The most recent forecast notes "all major reservoirs in the system continue to be emptied in preparation for the freshet. Levels and flows on the main stem of the Ottawa River are within their normal range for this time of the year and are expected to be fairly stable over the coming week." When local streams start running fast because of the melt, which could start soon with the temperature for March 15 predicted to hit double digits, the Renfrew County paramedics, of which Osipenko is a member, have a

simple message for people: "stay away" Ontario Power Generation has already sounded the alarm, issuing its annual March break appeal for people to stay clear of ice or water near OPG's hydroelectric facilities. Watershed groups warn that ice cover on lakes, ditches, local streams and rivers are already becoming unstable. They advise "extreme caution" near local waterbodies and urge parents to warn children of the risks and provide appropriate supervision. While the Weather Network predicts early March will feel more like January, a pattern reversal is expected mid-March with an extended period of warmer spring weather, its says. This will be a welcome contrast to last year,

which featured one of the coldest Aprils on record. However, Spring will "struggle at times" with "significant shots of colder weather" that will interrupt the mild pattern later in April and into May.

WATCH YOUR ROOF Renfrew County paramedics are also alerting the public to another possible problem due to the thickness and nature of this year's snow cover. It could cause "unusual stresses" on some roof structures, warn the paramedics.

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FLOOD PREPARATION TIPS SHARED JOHN CARTER john.car ter@metroland.com Given the depth of the snow pack in the Upper Ottawa Valley, area conservation authorities are sharing advice on how residents can prepare for possible flooding. The Rideau Valley Conservation Area, noting the levels are reminiscent of the heavy snowfalls of the 1970s, is urging residents in flood prone or low-lying areas historically susceptible to flooding to take the necessary precautions to protect their property. It suggests: • ensure the sump pump is clear, in good working condition and has a backwater valve; • ensure easy access to a portable back-up generator and pump; • ensure downspouts are clear and the outlet is at least three metres from the dwelling; • secure items that

Derek Dunn/Metroland Residents along the Ottawa River and its tributaries are urged to be prepared in case high water like that experienced in 2017 returns this spring. might float away as flows increase; • remove valuable items from basements or lower floors that could be subject to flooding;

• keep emergency phone numbers handy; • familiarize yourself with your municipality's emergency preparedness plan.

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WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? RENFREW'S ONTRAC OFFICE ON THE MOVE

The Argyle Street office closed by Dr. Bruce Strader on Oct. 31, 2018 is being renovated so Ontrac Employment Resource Services can move into the premises.

JUST THE FACTS: Ontrac Employment Resources Services will celebrate its first anniversary in Renfrew April. Staff are hoping to celebrate moving into new premises at the same time. Renfrew Ontrac office manager Julie Villamere told the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting March 5 that the centre will be moving just up the street in April. The new premises, which used to be a doctor's office, is being renovated so Ontrac can utilize the whole bottom floor at the back. Access will be at the side of the historic multi-use building owned by McGrim-

John Carter/Metroland mon Holdings at 270 Argyle St. South. That large building has five commercial offices and 11 residential suites. Ontrac is currently located on the second floor at 231 Argyle St. next to the back door of Aikenhead's Pharmacy. While the new premises are likely slightly smaller than the current location, it will be better configured to the employment centre's needs and offer better access and parking. "It will be quite nice to have a home of our own with parking," Villamere told chamber members. The Ontrac office, with seven staff members, is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers a variety of job placement, training and grant accessing services for employers and employees. More information is available online at https://www.getontrac.ca.


RENFREW MEN FACE DRUG, RACING CHARGES An unwanted person call to police resulted in a Renfrew man being nabbed for drug possession March 8. Renfrew OPP report officers responded to the call in town and as a result of the investigation, David Page, 46, has been charged with possession of a schedule one substance. Schedule one drugs are defined as those with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. The accused was issued an appearance notice for Renfrew court April 3. On the same day, Arnprior OPP, acting on information a man was in possession of a controlled substance, changed an Arnprior man with the same offence. Officers with the local detachment, supported by members of the Community Street

Crime Unit, located the vehicle he was travelling in and conducted a traffic stop. As a result of the investigation Timothy Bourque, 35, was charged with possession of a schedule one substance. The accused was released on a promise to appear in Renfrew court April 17.

IMPAIRED DRIVING CHARGE On March 5, local OPP officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 417 east of White Lake Road. As a result of the investigation Kyle Lortie, 28, of Arnprior was charged with impaired driving and driving with over 80 mg. He was held for a bail hearing on March 6 in Pembroke court. On March 9, an OPP officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 60 in Admaston/Bromley. As a result of the

traffic stop Corey Leight, 24, of Renfrew was issued a summons for racing a motor vehicle at excessive speed. The accused will appear in Renfrew court on May 10.

DOMESTIC DISPUTES The four drug and impaired cases were among 216 calls for service investigated by the Renfrew and Arnprior OPP March 410. They included eight domestic disputes, the most serious of which resulted in a man charged with two counts of assault, uttering threats, mischief, being unlawfully in a dwelling, and overcoming resistance by attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle. In another case, a man was charged with assault and in a third a woman faces assault charges.

OPP stress that if you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship, help is available. Contact Bernadette McCann House 24-7 for support, advice or the safety of a shelter at 1-800267-4930. The Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County is also available 24-7 for information and support at 1-800-6633060. You could also attend the emergency department of any hospital in Renfrew County and ask to speak to a member of the Assault Response Team. Victim Services of Renfrew County is also available to provide emotional and practical assistance to people who have experienced domestic violence. They can be reached at 613-6492852 or toll free at 1-877-568-5730. In emergencies call 9-1-1.

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Parks, recreation and Facilities dePartment Part Time Customer Service Representative Closing Date: Wednesday March 20, 2019 a t 12:00p.m. develoPment & Works dePartment Planner Closing Date: 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 2019 library Summer Reading Club Leader (Student) Closing Date: Friday, March 22 2019

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2019 DOG & CAT TAGS HAVE ARRIVED! As per Town of Renfrew municipal by-laws, owners are reminded that all dogs and cats within the municipal boundaries must be licensed and registered. Tags are available for sale in the Treasury Department (main floor) of the Municipal Office located at 127 Raglan Street South. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.The rates are as follows:

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*Person’s wishing to register their animal as a service dog must provide the Town with a copy of the animal’s certification in order to receive their license for free. Licenses are valid for the 2019 calendar year and expire on December 31, 2019. Any owner not purchasing a tag is in violation of the Town of Renfrew by-laws and may be charged $55.00 per violation for harbouring an unlicensed animal. *note* door to door service is not available at this time.

Looking for some ice time? There is ice availability at Ma-te-way Activity Centre for the month of March. Contact Jordan Wall at jwall@renfrew.ca or 613-432-3131

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RENFREW KFC PLANS MOVE FROM LONG-TIME DOWNTOWN LOCATION FINGER LICKIN' GOOD OUTLET TO RELOCATE TO O'BRIEN ROAD JOHN CARTER john.car ter@metroland.com Kentucky Fried Chicken will be moving away from downtown Renfrew so it can enlarge its premises to include an eat-in area and add home delivery. Renfrew KFC manager Lee Visneskie confirmed the outlet has the green light to relocate from its cramped quarters at Raglan and Patrick to one of the empty storefronts, perhaps where The Source recently vacated, in the Rio Can strip mall on O'Brien Road. However, the move isn't likely to happen until Oct. 1 at the earliest and perhaps it will be closer to Christmas. "It's been in the works

John Carter/Metroland The Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet will be moving out of downtown Renfrew by year's end to a larger space in the Rio Can strip mall on O'Brien Road where it will offer sit-down and home delivery in addition to the take-out service. for years," said Visneskie, noting the current building is a "little aged." It came down to a decision over whether to rebuild or move the Renfrew outlet from its long-time

rented property, he said. The Renfrew KFC has been a downtown fixture on its current site for more than 40 years. The fact KFC doesn't own the downtown prop-

erty factored into the decision to move. As well, the company anticipates the new location will be in a high traffic area that is more convenient to access and feature easier parking, Visneskie said. The larger premises will include a sit-down area like the Arnprior and Pembroke KFCs have, he added. The current outlet can get "pretty crowded" at times, he agreed. Visneskie said he expects some of the restaurant's equipment will be moved to the new location. However, if moves by Ottawa restaurants are any indication, the Renfrew KFC will be closed less than a week for the relocation, he said. The KFC is following its former neighbour, the Giant Tiger store, to the Rio Can mall. Giant Tiger relocated to the former Staples store last April. The LCBO store also used to be nearby on Argyle Street, but it too moved to O'Brien Street several years ago. The Rio Can strip mall has had a restaurant in its mix before, but Mr. Sub departed a few years ago.

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CHURCH DIRECTORY Please submit all changes for the directory to Stephanie Jamieson at 613-432-3655 or email to stephanie.jamieson@metroland.com

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OTTAWA VALLEY GRACE MINISTRY 431 Albert Street A non-denominational full Gospel Fellowship Rev. Bill McMillan • 432-6059

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TRINITY ST. ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH

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8 Argyle Street at Munroe Corps Officer/Pastor Lieutenants Randy & Cathy Shears

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Women’s Ministry * Men’s Ministry Bible Study 613-432-7721 • All Are Welcome!

Holy Communion 10:30 am Rev Susan Lewis

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Worship Service Nursery Available Sunday School During Service Coffee Break Women’s Interfaith Bible Study Wednesday mornings From 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome

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OPINION EDITORIAL

WHAT IS THE JOB OF A NEWSROOM ETHICS COMMITTEE? Here at Metroland, we value our reputation as being one of Canada's most trusted sources of news. As such, ensuring we are operating in the most ethical fashion possible is something our newsrooms take extremely seriously. In the Ottawa Valley, our Smiths Falls and Renfrew offices have their own ethics committee, which meets bimonthly to discuss any ethics-related matters that have come up over the past couple of months. Many readers may not realize that reporters and editors are frequently called upon to make judgment calls on touchy matters. By working together and talking things through, we strive to always make the best choice possible in these situations. For example, how long do you wait for a response after reaching out to someone for comment on a story? Particularly if said person is portrayed in an unflattering light, reporters should attempt to reach them in more than one way - e.g. by both phone and email. If 24 hours go by and you haven't heard back, should you go ahead and publish, or give them another few hours? Ethics committees can establish general guidelines for these and other matters, and committee members are on hand in the newsroom to talk things through with reporters and assist them in coming up with the best course of action in each situation. Unpublish requests also fall under the umbrella of the ethics committee. For example, what happens if we report on someone being convicted of a crime, then after they've served their time they ask for the old story to be taken off our website, as it continues to pop up whenever someone Googles their name. In the vast majority of cases, the answer will be no, we will not take the story down. The reason is because it's still true that they were arrested and convicted of that crime. It would be irresponsible to simply erase what happened from the record. (This isn't 1984.) However, we will update a story with an editor's note should an individual's charges be dropped or they are found not guilty. It becomes more complicated if a person has been pardoned of a crime. At that point, the committee needs to factor in whether it's ethical to keep the pardoned crime on permanent record if the justice system has absolved the individual. This is a question that will soon be coming up frequently with people being pardoned of possession of marijuana crimes following legalization; most news organizations (including ours) will be establishing an official policy for these cases.

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INTERNSHIP A CHANCE TO HONE JOURNALISM SKILLS ALGONQUIN COLLEGE JOURNALISM STUDENT INTRODUCES HIMSELF TO THE COMMUNITY JONATHAN MULVIHILL Column

My name is Jonathan Mulvihill, Jon for short. I was born and raised in Renfrew. I am currently a second-year journalism student at Algonquin College, and I will be doing a five-week internship at the Renfrew Mercury and Arnprior ChronicleGuide as part of the program. I have always had a passion for writing, which was reignited a few years ago after I discontinued accounting studies at the University of Ottawa. During the year off I came across the journalism program at Algonquin and it immediately caught my eye. I started the program

in 2016 and took a break briefly during my second year due to the college strike. I returned to the program to give it my all, and I will be receiving my diploma this spring. In the journalism program, I acquired many essential skills, such as how to take pleasing photographs, how to promote my brand and, most importantly, how to write news stories for both print and online. I have handson experience with both of Algonquin's publications, the Algonquin Times and Glue Magazine. My interests in the field mainly include photography and writing, but I also have experience in layout, editing and broadcast for both radio and television. When I am not working I like to read, go out for

walks and spend time with family and friends. Some of my favourite things include Tim Hortons, music from the seventies, eighties and nineties, shopping and poutine, especially from Odi's Kingburger in town. I am currently living with my parents, Mary and Stephen Mulvihill. I have two older brothers, Matthew and Kip Mulvihill. Kip and his wife had a baby last month, named Taylor Stephen Mulvihill. I am looking forward to interning at the Mercury for the next few weeks, and I am especially happy to be back in the town in which I grew up. Jonathan Mulvihill, a journalism student from Algonquin College, has joined the Renfrew Mercury/Arnprior ChronicleGuide for a five-week internship. The Renfrew native looks forward to the weeks ahead.

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RACISM ALIVE AND WELL IN RENFREW: LETTER WRITER assume to be her version of events to her large husband. The waitress, who had witnessed what happened, approached our table and apologized for what we had experienced. I told the nice server that it was not her fault and that she needn't apologize for the actions of the local patronage. My wife and I quickly ate what little we had on our plates while enduring hostile looks from the racist woman and her clearly misinformed husband. Even more insane was the fact that my wife was not even dressed like the two servers of this restaurant nor were the two servers of oriental persuasion. They were Caucasian. Add to the fact that at the time of the incident, my wife was in the process of filling her plate at the buffet table. In hindsight we should have just left the restaurant after the incident. We quickly paid our bill at the counter while the server apologized again. It was clear by the woman's actions that she was no stranger to getting physical in order to get her way, so the server allowed us to leave via the side entrance normally reserved for handicapped access. If it was any other town we would have called the police to have that woman charged with assault, but we have learned that here, that would not be an option. Perhaps it was not so coincidental that before deciding to go out to a local restaurant we were discussing our misgivings in doing just that. Lesson learned.

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TED LINDSAY STORY BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES To the editor: Love to be reminded of where a well-known person’s roots are from or planted early. Ted Lindsay and his mementos are in my GS bedroom in Kinburn.

I attended the Red Wing hockey school in Detroit at the Olympia with all present day Wings there for ambassador roles and coaching. Terrific! The management was there the last day to observe scrimmages. Ted wasn’t and he by then in 1965 was in his final retirement. The Frew and the Valley score another hit, now just direct it all on the present day Senators!

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KUDOS TO AIKENHEAD'S IN RENFREW To the editor: All too often we share only 'bad' experiences. Over the last few months I have regularly experienced gold standard customer service from a local business that I would like to share. My husband and I are currently without a physician, on the Ontario 'orphan patient list.' As seniors, with health issues, this is problematic and visits to local pharmacy for advice and medication have become the norm. Sheila Kemp's team, from the pharmacists to administration, post-office and floor staff have been there to advise, source and order products to meet our needs. All staff are consistently courteous, pleasant and present evidence of Customer First training and philosophy Aikenhead's Drug store, in Renfrew, sets the customer service standard way above most businesses and is a big incentive for 'shop local.' Hats off Sheila and team!

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To the editor: I would like to share an experience my wife and I had this past Saturday at a Chinese buffet in Renfrew. While this is not the first time we have experienced negative behaviour here, it does stand out because it reflects the complete lack of education that leads to racist behaviours presenting themselves. I was born in Canada just east of Ottawa and am Caucasian. My wife is from Thailand. We came to live in Renfrew to help in assisting two elderly family members to maintain their independence and remain in their home. We quickly found there is no reliable functional safety net for seniors here, but I digress ... Upon entering the establishment we were greeted with the normal stares from the patrons, who then returned their attention to their food. We took our table near the buffet and were greeted by the nice waitress. My wife and I then went to the buffet table and proceeded to make our selections. I finished first and returned to our table. It is then I noticed a woman in her late 50s telling my wife to "Get her a drink." I approached this woman and said to her "Excuse me, but this is my wife." This woman then barked back that she "only wanted her to get a drink for her." I responded that my wife was not an employee of the restaurant and that just because she looks Asian, it does not mean she works for a Chinese restaurant. At this the foul racist woman grabbed me by the wrist while growling: "Now, you listen to me!" Shocked, in response I said: "Get your hand off me and get away from us, you racist!" This woman had a hatred and superiority about her that myself and my wife had never encountered before. She returned to her table by the front of the restaurant where she lost no time in recounting what I would

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EVENTS THURSDAY, MARCH 14

Look Up! Look Down! Look All Around the Town! WHEN: 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m WHERE: Renfrew Public Library, 13 Railway Avenue, Renfrew , ON, Renfrew CONTACT: Susan Klinck, 613-432-8151, sklinck@renfrew.library.on.ca, http://renfrew.ca/ library COST: A Building Block Scavenger Hunt around the Town of Renfrew! While out and about March 11-15 keep a lookout for Lego, Mega Bloks, and Duplo blocks hidden around the town. Return blocks to the Children's Dept for a chance to win a Lego Set! Renfrew Silver Seniors St. Patrick's Celebration WHEN: 1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m WHERE: Renfrew Legion, 30 Raglan St S, Renfrew CONTACT: Pat, 613-649-2756 COST: $10 Silver Seniors St. Pat's celebration featuring entertainment by Kyle Felhaver and Irish stew served at 4 p.m. Al-Anon WHEN: 7:30 p.m - 9:00 p.m WHERE: MacKay Manor, 196

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Clubroom.Take out is available. For more information or to phone an order in for pick-up, contact the Legion at 613-646-7914.

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Charity Fish Fry WHEN: 4:30 p.m - 7:00 p.m WHERE: Knights of Columbus Hall, 313 Raglan Street North, Renfrew CONTACT: Brian Long, 613 432 0887, kingsburynb@xplornet.ca COST: $10.00 per person Knights of Columbus is serving a Fish Fry supper every Friday during Lent (excluding Good Friday) starting Friday March 8.

Argyle St S, Renfrew CONTACT: 1-888-425-2666 COST: Is someone's alcoholic drinking affecting your life? Al-Anon can help.

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St. Patrick's Soup & Sandwich Luncheon WHEN: 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m WHERE: Eganville & District Senior Citizens Needs Association, 30 Bell St, Bonnechere Valley CONTACT: shelley@eganvilleseniors.com, 6136282354, shelley@eganvilleseniors.com COST: $10 per person Enjoy a homemade bowl of soup, assorted sandwiches and yummy squares or cookies, while you listen to live entertainment by Guy Jamieson and friends. Guy will

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SATURDAY, MARCH 16

DACA St. Patrick's celebration WHEN: 12:30 p.m - 5:30 p.m WHERE: Daca Center, 111 Flat Rd, Renfrew CONTACT: (613) 649-2610 COST: $15 adults, kids12 and under $7 Doors, bar open 11 a.m. Entertainment by The Ryans, Louis Schryer, The Donahue/Enright's and The Two Paddy's. Come eat, drink and be Irish. Cobden Legion St. Pat's Day WHEN: 4:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m WHERE: Cobden Legion Branch 550, 43a Main Street, WhitewaterRegion CONTACT: Ron Jarem-

kow, 6136027879, ronjar43@gmail.com, http:// www.CobdenLegion.ca COST: A St. Patrick's Day celebration with Guy Jamieson leading the fun! Irish Stew will be served. Be sure to wear your green.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Ladies Auxiliary Euchre WHEN: 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m WHERE: Renfrew Legion, 30 Raglan St S, Renfrew CONTACT: Royal Canadian Legion Br148, 6134326450, rclrenfrew@cogeco.com COST: $8 The Ladies Auxiliary is hosting an afternoon of cards. A light lunch will be served St. Patrick's Day party WHEN: 2:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m WHERE: Eganville Legion Branch 353, 57 Veterans Way, Bonnechere Valley CONTACT: 613-6282802, http://www.bonnecherevalleytwp.com/events/st-patricks-day-party-9407.html COST: Join the Eganville Legion on March 17 for a St. Patrick's Day

Party. Entertainment by the Nelso Towns Band. Irish Stew Supper WHEN: 4:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m WHERE: Glasgow United Church, 152 Milton Stewart Ave, McNabBraeside CONTACT: Lillian Collins, 613 623 6948, kcollinsprior@sympatico.ca COST: Freewill donation Glasgow United Church annual Irish stew supper. Everyone welcome. Gospel Meeetings WHEN: 4:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m WHERE: Horton Community Centre, 1005 Castleford Road, Renfrew CONTACT: Larry O'Regan, 1 (613) 6970871, larry.oregan@gmail.com Teaching of Jesus and the bible.

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Car Buying Seminar WHEN: 3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m WHERE: Renfrew Public Library, 13 Railway Ave, Renfrew, ON, Renfrew CONTACT: Maggie Murdock, (613)432-8151, mmurdock@renfrew.library.on.ca, http://www.renfrew.ca/library Buying a vehicle? Know your rights! Join an Education Officer from Ontario's Motor Vehicle Industry council as he shares what you need to know before you buy.

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, as long as you have a solid team in your corner, you can adapt well to the changing environment. However, even a superhero needs a break from time to time.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, the personalized touches you put on any project will showcase your personality and passion. Think about embracing a crafty task to really display your talents.

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Your inclination to meet the needs of others this week is commendable, Sagittarius. Just be sure your generosity does not come at the expense of your own well-being.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 You are adept at staying on track when you need to, Aquarius. This makes you an ideal fitness guru. Try to inspire others to be regimented as well.

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Overcome your resistance and listen to another person’s side of the story, Cancer. Embrace letting this person take the lead on something at work or in your home life.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, on the surface, it may seem like you have your act all together. But beneath your emotions may be roiling. You may want to let some close people in on your secrets.

PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, do your best to honor requests from friends, associates and family this week. If you pull it off, take some time to recharge.

LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Friends are lining up to be helpful over the next few days, Leo. Take advantage of their generosity, especially if you find yourself feeling under the weather.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 So many things hinge upon balance, Scorpio. Make a concerted effort to balance things in your life. You may have to make some changes and experiment.

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, there is nothing wrong with seeing the world through rose-colored glasses from time to time. Such a positive perspective might change your outlook for good.

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RENFREW WRESTLERS WIN MEDALS AT OFSAA JONATHAN MULVIHILL jmulvihill@metroland.com Renfrew wrestlers showed off their talent by taking home both gold and silver during the Ontario high school wrestling championships in Ottawa March 5-6. Savana Pinsent of Renfrew Collegiate Institute brought home Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) wrestling gold in the 61-kg class, defeating Brianna Fraser of St. Patrick's of Kingston, by fall (2:39) in the final. St. Joseph's Catholic High School student Jolie Brisco won silver in the 57.5-kg bracket, defeated by Makitha Bristol of Oshawa's Maxwell Heights in a close final match by decision (8-6). Pinsent won gold last year at the Wrestling Canada Nationals in Edmonton. She has also won medals in OFSAA the past two years, acquiring bronze in 2018 and silver in 2017. Brisco achieved a bronze-medal finish during last year's OFSAA competition and placed seventh in the Wrestling Canada Nationals. Last July, Brisco finished first and Pinsent second at the Ontario Cup competition. Both girls are members of the Vipers wrestling team and travelled to Mexico with Team Ontario for the Mexico Cup in September. The 16-year-olds placed first in

RCI photo (From left) OFSAA gold medalist Savana Pinsent of RCI with coaches Harry Smith and Phil Donohue. Savana Pinsent with her OFSAA gold medal. Jolie Brisco wins silver at OFSAA. their respective brackets at the tournament. They are coached by Harry Smith and Janine McDonald. On their Facebook page, the Vipers congratulated the two local wrestlers for the latest in a long line of achievements.

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REQUEST FOR TENDERS SEALED TENDERS on forms supplied by the Department of Public Works & Engineering and placed in sealed envelopes, will be received until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019 for the following five tenders: PWO-2019-03 One Tandem Truck and Plow Unit PWO-2019-04 Four Light Duty Pick-up Trucks PWC-2019-03 Rehabilitation of County Structure C041 (Osceola Culvert) PWC-2019-07 Rehabilitation of County Road 7 (Foresters Falls Road) PWC-2019-16 Rehabilitation of County Road 67 (Simpson Pit Road) PWC-2019-22 Supply and Delivery of Corrugated Pipe Culverts Companies that wish to submit a tender for these contracts must register with the Department in order to receive the tender documents and to be eligible to submit a tender. Tenders submitted by unregistered bidders will not be accepted. Electronic PDF files of the plans, specifications and tender form are free of charge for registered bidders. Hard copy Specifications and Tender forms may be obtained from the Department for a non-refundable fee of fifty ($50) Dollars, unless otherwise stated. A public tender opening will be held immediately following closing time.

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RENFREW CHAMBER ANTICIPATES PRODUCTIVE YEAR JOHN CARTER john.car ter@metroland.com The new executive of the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce is confident it can build on the accomplishments of 2018. At the chamber's annual meeting March 5 at the Rocky Mountain House, outgoing president Amy Rule reported the organization had a successful year providing services, fostering partnerships, and hosting a variety of informational and entertaining events. The focus on partnerships and community events is evident in the chamber's choices for its 2019 executive. The new president is Renfrew Public Library community liaison official Susan Tough, who's been a chamber director for the past two years. Tough has worked at the library since 2012 and also served as a United Church minister for 20 years, including six at Trinity-St. Andrew's. Returning to the chamber executive are vice-president Jean Hughes, who was recently elected Renfrew Business Improvement Association (BIA) president, and

treasurer-secretary Mel Blimkie, who is also BIA treasurer. "We'll continue to build on the great work of the last few years," said Tough, adding the chamber is growing in size and influence. With the chamber's directors providing "excellent" leadership and the members "great ideas," the chamber is in good hands, she said. In her president's report, Rule noted that in 2018 the chamber had increased its membership, held "a lot of great events," and continued to foster strong relationships with the BIA and Town of Renfrew. She said rebranding Newcomers' Night to New to the 'Frew helped double attendance at the event and partnering with MyFM on the Home, Garden and Leisure Show is beneficial to many members. Having 'An evening in Paris' theme for the awards celebration attracted 150 people to the event, which gets bigger every year, she said. Rule thanked the chamber's volunteer board for its hard work and dedication, particularly departing directors Jo-anne Caldwell, Kelley Lemenchick and Lauren Scott, and municipal representatives Mike Coulas, Bob Johnston and Wayne Fraser.

John Carter/Metroland Guiding the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce in 2019, sitting in front from left, are treasurer/secretary Mel Blimkie, president Susan Tough, vice-president Jean Hughes and past president Amy Rule; and in back directors Ken Tubman, Doug Humphries, Carol-Ann Adams, Tom Sidney, Bob Hall, manager Gail Laird, Delaine Collin, Ron Brazeau and Donnie Russett. Missing is Brian Hunt. After two years as president, Rule, owner of the Rocky Mountain House, becomes past president, replacing Kent Tubman, who praised her for always being willing to serve and provide good advice. She listens and comes up with solutions with the business community in mind, he said. "It's been fantastic having you

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as president." Returning directors include Tubman of Tubman Marketing, Donnie Russett of Welch LLP and Bob Hall (Admaston/Bromley). New directors are Ron Brazeau of the Renfrew Industrial Commission, Carol-Ann Adams of RBC, Delaine Collin of Quail Creek, Tom Sidney (Renfrew), Doug Hum-

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phries (Horton) and Brian Hunt (Greater Madawaska). Blimkie introduced the chamber's 2019 $42,650 budget with estimated revenues that include $18,900 in membership dues, $9,000 from the town for providing tourist services and about $5,000 from events. The latter includes the awards banquet (May 30), home show (April 12-13), newcomers night (Nov. 20) and the breakfast networking event at the annual meeting. The chamber's annual meeting was held at the Rocky Mountain House and was preceded by presentations from Ontrac Employment Resource Services and Renfrew County's Michael Barber, who shared advice about cannabis in the workplace. Also speaking was Renfrew Mayor Don Eady who agreed the chamber, which he called "a fixture in our town," seems to be getting stronger. He praised the chamber for its area-wide focus, saying it's a unifying influence. "We're truly one area ... one family," he said. "It's nice to see the communities in the Renfrew area working together (through the chamber)." The chamber office is a valuable asset in downtown Renfrew, he added, thanking chamber manager Gail Laird for doing a "great job."

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It’s not just a great hearing aid. It’s a multifunctional marvel. Stream your calls to both ears, hands-free! Derek Dunn/Metroland (Clockwise from top) The 2018-2019 Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association champions, St. Joseph‘s Renfrew, are the same winners as last year. The head to Ontario championship in mid-March. Along with her students, Jacqueline Ryan - whose son Joel is #20 cheers on St. Joseph Jaguars in the Eastern Ontario finals at Nick Smith Centre. Nat Leduc pushes the puck through the Char-Lan goaltender for a goal en route to 4-2 win.

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The varsity boys' hockey team at St. Joseph's came from behind three games in a row to win their second straight Eastern Ontario championship. The thrilling come-from-behind final game, which gives them a berth in the provincial championship later this month, was an overtime 4-3 win after giving up three goals to L'Escale. Nat Leduc was the hero with is second of the game; Jake Pianosi scored the other two during the tournament at Nick Smith Centre on March 5. Coach and school teacher Stacey McGregor was impressed at the level of character shown by the boys, who live in Renfrew, Arnprior and surrounding areas. "They were down three goals and could have given up," he said. "That is the sign of a real good team. And they didn't lose a game all year, so that's pretty impressive." This is the second year in a row St. Joe's has won the Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association championship. McGregor - whose son Nolan is team captain and plays a major role on the team -

contrasts last year's team with the current group: many talented older players were lost, but many younger ones have filled in. "For us, we are a skating and passing team, and add in that never quit attitude and you've got something pretty special." The semi-final game against Char-lan was not much different. St. Joe's fell behind by two. Their speed proved too much to handle and eventually pulled ahead for the 4-2 win. That game saw the stands packed with elementary students from Arnprior Catholic school cheering on their team. The first game against Thousand Islands Secondary School saw them down by two before pressing on to win 6-3. The provincial championship is the week of March 17 in Kincardine, near Owen Sound.

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RCI JUNIOR RAIDERS WRAP UP IMPRESSIVE SEASON

TOUR DE WHITEWATER SET FOR JULY 6 IN WESTMEATH

JOHN CARTER john.car ter@metroland.com The Renfrew Collegiate Institute Junior Boys highly successful basketball season came to an end Feb. 25 in Russell with the team going 1-1 at the Eastern Ontario championships. The boys ended pool play in a three-way tie, but the point differential tie-break eliminated them from championship contention. However, the boys can take solace in the fact they defeated the eventual Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (EOSSAA) silver medalists La Citadelle 42-38. The number one ranked Raiders lost a squeaker 44-40 to Rideau in their first game. "What a season for this great crew of young men as they are UOVHSAA champions (first boys UOVHSAA championship for RCI since 2009) and finish the season with a 13-8 record; a 9-3 record vs. Single A teams, and a very impressive 9-2 record in the calendar year of 2019," said coach Adam Noack RCI captured the Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association (UOVHSAA) title with a thrilling 55-52 win over cross-town rival St. Joseph's Feb. 19. Noah

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Adam Noack/submitted The RCI junior boys basketball Raiders went 1-1 including a victory over the eventual silver medalists at the Eastern Ontario high school championships. Matthews led the Raiders with 16 points. Alex Wroe chipped in with 12 points, Jon Roach had 10 and Jack Stewart 9. Meanwhile, Fellowes won the UOVHSAA senior boys hoop title with a 57-50 win over St. Joseph's. While Fellowes headed to the EOSSAA AA championship, St. Joe's qualified for the Senior A tournament at Rideau High School in Elgin Feb. 20-21. St. Joseph's defeated RCI 66-32 in the quarter-final, with Liam Retty leading the way with 21 points. Carter Sammon led RCI with 10 points.

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The Request for Tender documents are available by visiting the RCDSB Bids & Tenders webpage at rcdsb.bidsandtenders.ca. Proponents may download the tender documents in preview mode prior to registering as a Plan Taker. Emailed submissions, clearly labeled with the respective RFT # specified above, will be received before 2:00:00 PM, THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019 and must be submitted to Peggy Fiebig, Purchasing Agent at purchasing@rcdsb.on.ca. The Renfrew County District School Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all submissions. Lowest or any submission not necessarily accepted.

The all-new planning committee for the 2019 Tour de Whitewater is hard at work preparing for another cycling experience in our beautiful Whitewater Region. Whether grey skies or sunshine, the third annual Tour de Whitewater cycling event, hosted by the Westmeath & District Recreation Association will take place July 6. It will bring together some 400 cyclists (sports enthusiasts, recreational riders and families) to tour the beautiful routes of Whitewater Region. Varying distances for anyone and everyone, with routes from 10 kilometres to 150 kilometres that begin and end in Westmeath.

Participating cyclists can register at tourdewhitewater.blogspot.com. The day will begin with an optional Big Breakfast in the Arena Hall. After the ride, a barbecue lunch will be provided, along with a New Balance tech shirt as part of the registration package. Check out details by visiting the website, and note the early registration incentives. Get the best bang for your buck! For the sake of cyclists who come from away, this year's day will be extended beyond lunchtime to include music, craft beers/ spirits, poutine and ice cream. People from the community are more than welcome to participate in all the festivities. All profits from this event will be designated to the building of a new Community Active Living Rest Stop, which will accommodate all visitors to Westmeath. Again, see the website for details. Despite the cold and snowy days of February, check out your helmet and bike, and dream about a sunny ride with friends as you set your sights on "Destination Whitewater." You will not be disappointed.

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FLYING FATHERS SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH Greater Madawaska Public Library is delighted to host Father Patrick Blake and Father Grant Neville of the original Flying Fathers Hockey Team 8:30 am - Mass at Most Precious Blood Church in Calabogie 9:30-10:30 am - Continental Breakfast Calabogie Community Hall, 574 Mill Street Only 40 spots available! Reserve by emailing lmjperrier@gmail.com or call 613-282-8247 FREE (Donation @ door appreciated) 11:00 am-12:30 pm - Public Meet and Greet, Slideshow, Panel discussion-FREE Full poster on the Township website and facebook Get your autographed copy of their story $25


'TRANSFORMING LIVES': KNIGHTS PROVIDE UNFLAGGING SUPPORT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

JOHN CARTER john.car ter@metroland.com A Special Olympics 50th anniversary flag flew proudly at St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Renfrew for three days recently thanks to the Knights of Columbus. Four Renfrew and Arnprior Knights attended the school to present the flag that was hoisted to the top of the flag pole by vice-principal Pam Dickerson. Arnprior Knight Wayne Pickering and Renfrew Knights M.J. Blimkie, Paul Ouellet and Brian Proulx took part in the ceremony Feb. 20 along with St. Joe's principal Brennan Trainor. The flag, which is covered in well-wishes from various supporters, is one of 23 on the cross-country relay that runs from Jan. 7 to March 25. This area's flag was heading to Bancroft

John Carter/Metroland Getting ready to fly the Special Olympics 50th anniversary flag at St. Joseph's High School, from left, are Renfrew Knights of Columbus members M.J. Blimkie and Paul Ouellet, St. Joe's vice-principal Pam Dickerson, principal Brennan Trainor, Renfrew Knight Brian Proulx and Arnprior Knight Wayne Pickering. and other Eastern Ontario centres after its three days in Renfrew. The flag relay was introduced in Ontario in 2011 with the flags travelling the province to raise awareness about the link between Special Olympics and Knights of Columbus councils and help with fund-raising and volunteer recruitment. The Knights have been a major supporter of Special

Olympics since its inception, having donated more than $600 million to programs for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. As well as making large annual donations to Special Olympics, the Knights volunteer their time to assist and promote the organization. The Knights' ongoing commitment to Special Olympics is an expression

of its belief in the "intrinsic worth of every human being." Participation can "transform lives" by giving the athletes a variety of benefits, including health, life skills, values, discipline, socialization and inclusion, noted Blimkie. Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing yearround training and competitions for more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries. Both Renfrew and Arnprior have thriving Special Olympics programs. Several events are planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary including the Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games that will bring 2,000 student-athletes from around the world to Toronto May 14-17. The Knights are promoting a 'draft an athlete' fundraiser that will help participants with their travel, food and accommodation costs. Visit youthgames2019.com/ draft if interested.

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Once again, St. Joseph's High School in Renfrew was the fortunate recipient of Try Day funding provided by OFSAA (Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations). Schools receive $700 to be put toward a new activity or game for their physical education program. This year, St. Joseph's added KanJam and spikeball to their program; both activities can be enjoyed inside or outside, and they proved to be a very fun addition for the students. This is the eighth year that SJHS has received the funding - past activities that have been added include tchoukball, pickleball, lacrosse and orienteering.

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Meghan Cahill's Grade 9 girls class with student leaders.

Change the direction of airflow on your ceiling fan. For those cold, winter months, the blades should operate in a clockwise direction, helping to push the warm air from the ceiling down into the room. In the summer, the blades should operate in a counter clockwise direction as a way of creating a nice, gentle wind.

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ENERGY $AVING$! Bigger isn’t always better. Buy the proper-sized equipment to meet your family’s needs. An oversized A/C unit will waste energy.

PLAYSAFE: Don’t Let It Happen to You

The War Amps new “kids-to-kids” safety video, featuring stories from young amputees who have lost limbs in accidents, delivers the hard-hitting but positive message: “Spot the danger before you play!” Visit waramps.ca/ playsafe for the video and safety resources.

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FLOUR BAGS WERE INDISPENSABLE FOR FAMILY DURING DEPRESSION MOTHER USED THEM FOR BLOUSES, UNDERWEAR AND MORE, MARY COOK RECALLS MARY COOK Column

How often Mother said, "I don't know what we would do without flour bags." When she made that statement, I would look around me, and I would think to myself, 'yes, indeed, where would we be without flour bags'. Certainly, I wasn't the only one at the Northcote School to wear flour bag underwear, but that didn't mean I liked the bloomers any better. I much preferred it when Mother used the bags for many other purposes in our house on the farm. I didn't know that bed sheets came in one piece until the first time I slept overnight at my little friend Joyce Francis' house. Ours had a seam up the middle and one across from side to side. It took four bags to make one sheet. The long white pinnies came right out of the flour mill in Ren-

frew. These aprons often still showed the markings "Pride of the Valley" because Mother wasn't too fussy about bleaching out the printing, as she would be if the bags were being used for something like new kitchen curtains. Of course, there would be rows of rickrack braid around the edges and on the tie-backs to brighten them up, and it wasn't unusual for Mother to make new curtains every spring without laying out a penny. There was always a good many pieces of the braid loose in the bottom drawer of the old Singer sewing machine to fuss them up. Stacked in the back-to-the-wall cupboard, there was a pile of tea towels. Once a flour bag was opened up flat and cut in half, the two pieces were the perfect size for a tea towel. On the very bottom of the pile there would be three or four that were only taken out if we had company. They had been bleached within an inch of their lives, hemmed all around, and on each end, there would be embroidery work done by my sister Audrey, who I thought was very clev-

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Lizzie, my rich aunt from Regina, who told Mother to use lemon juice. Well, that was all right for Aunt Lizzie who Father said could buy out the bank in Renfrew, but for us, lemons were a luxury used only for pies or tarts, and not to be wasted trying to bleach out flour bags. The best bags often were turned into blouses for Audrey and me, and small half-aprons trimmed with ruffled print. They became small tablecloths and tops for cushions for the old couch in the kitchen. And when Mother said she didn't know what we would do without them, all I had to do was look around our old log house at Northcote, and say to myself, "Yes, indeed. What would we ever do without flour bags." Interested in an electronic version of Mary's books? Go to https://www.smashwords.com and type MaryRCook for ebook purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at wick2@sympatico.ca. Mary is a longtime writer with several books in print and in electronic copies. 'Mary Cook's Memories' appears as a regular column.

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(Korean War Veteran) Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Friday afternoon, March 8, 2019; John Winston Watkinson of Arnprior passed away at the age of 78 years. Husband of the late Alice Watkinson. John is survived by 3 children: John, Ken and Darlene. John’s final care has been entrusted to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Private interment will take place at the Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. Condolences/Memories www.pilonfamily.ca

The family of the late Elwin Gahan would like to thank everyone who sent cards, flowers, food, donations and those who phoned. Also to Pastor Earl and Cheryl Wall for conducting the funeral service. Thank you to Boyce’s Funeral Home for their compassion and their care. Sincerely the Family of Elwin Gahan

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On February 10th, 2019, Jack Robert Christian Speek joined the circle of life. He is already loved by many; his parents, Samantha Christian and Matthew Speek, big sister Mallory, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunties, uncles and many cousins. Welcome home little Jack.

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We recently had reason to visit the emergency department of Renfrew Victoria Hospital. We had immediate service with excellent care. All the staff were very efficient an helpful. Special thanks to Dr. Strader and Dr. Wong. We are very fortunate to have such a great hospital in our community. Sincerely, Roy and Jean Ellis

We thank the two neighbours that continually banged on our door to alert us to the danger we were in. We thank the Arnprior Fire Department for their work in keeping us and our neighbours safe and for removing treasured items from our home. We thank our neighbours for their clothing items to wear, offering storage and the comfort of shelter. Also for providing the Fire Department with hot coffee.

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Veteran WW II 100 years old (Well not really, 97.5 to be exact, but he’d appreciate being rounded up) It’s with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our loving father and grandfather on March 4th, 2019, peacefully & surrounded by love. Affectionately known by many as Grandpa. Predeceased by his sweetheart and love-of-his-life, Madeline (nee Murray). They are doing the box-step together now in the clouds, covering the floor and never passing the same spot twice. Also predeceased by his brother William & sister Isabel Drynan. Loving father of Glenn (Janet), Greg (Judy) & Lisa (Dan). Cherished Grandpa to Kristi (Mark) and Ami (Brandon). Keith was a family man who cherished his time with his children and grandchildren. He was a fixture on his front porch, waving and always ready for a visitor. Often described as a gentleman, he loved to chat and tease. He was well known and loved in Almonte and the Ottawa Valley. Keith grew up in the village of Clayton and it always remained close to his heart. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War, stationed at the base in Jamaica. Most of his life he made a living driving trucks: lumber, bread and ice cream. In his retirement years his dream of opening up Grandpa’s Chips became a reality. He had his secret method for making fries and was told he made the best around. Never a man to be still, he also dabbled in woodworking and that too became a side business. Perhaps all this work was key to his longevity. He will be missed by many. Special thanks to the staff of Orchard View for their loving care. Private family service will be held in the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL 127 Church Street, Almonte, Ont. (613)256-3313 For those who may choose to honour Keith with a memorial donation please consider the charity of your choice. Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com

With her family by her side, Joan passed after a brief but courageous battle with cancer on Sunday March 3, 2019, Joan Bruce, age 83 years. Loving and devoted wife of Thomas for 64 years. Dear mother of Don (Jenny), Michael (Carol Ann), Renfrew, Larry (Heather), Eganville, Harry (Carla), Renfrew, Ann (John) Gwyn, Land O Lakes, Wisconsin, Brian, Renfrew, Joyce (Kevin) Moore, Cobden. Beloved grandmother of 16 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Marie (Lloyd), McNulty, Kincardine, Catherine Brown, Dacre, Clarence Bruce, Toronto. Predeceased by grandson Kristopher Gwyn and brother Donald (Agnes), Pembroke and sister in law Diane. Fondly remembered by the extended Walters families; Marie Kennery (late William) , Ken and Lavina Walters, Helen Madigan (late Harrison), Jerry Walters, Roy Heins (late Jane), Rolland and Liz Manning, Christine Walters (late Douglas), Terry Ruddy (late Gertrude). Mom will be remembered as a devout Catholic who had a strong belief in the power of prayer. She was a skilled card player who enjoyed teaching her grandchildren the game of Euchre. Mom was also a long time Blue Jays fan who enjoyed Saturday afternoon ball games - particularly in Dacre where she and Tom spent their summer weekends. Mom also enjoyed the occasional game of Bingo. Visitations at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Wednesday March 6th: 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Thursday March 7th at 10:30 a.m. followed by cremation. In memory of Joan, donations to Hospice Renfrew or Renfrew Victoria Hospital Oncology would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations: www.gouletfuneralhome.com

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Peacefully at Almonte Country Haven while surrounded by loved ones on Saturday morning, March 9th, 2019; Alvin William Barr, a lifelong resident of Pakenham passed away at the age of 89 years. Alvin was predeceased by his longtime partner and best friend, Barbara Ledgerwood. Dearly loved father of Stewart (Jane), Shirley Barr, Bonnie Barr, Bruce (Susan), Neil (Jeanne), Kevin (Natalie), Debbie Hartwick (Travis) and Kristy Reitsma (Chad). Cherished and proud grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 14. Dear brother of Garnie (Gayle Gilmour). Son of the late William and Annie (nee Scott) Barr. Predeceased by 3 brothers: Elswood, Beattie and Lyall. Dear brother-in-law of Marion Barr. Alvin was a longtime employee of Smiths Construction in Arnprior. Friends were always welcome to come out to his garage for a visit. His storytelling and sense of humour will be missed. A private family graveside service will take place later in the Spring at the Albert Street Cemetery in Arnprior followed by a gathering at the homestead. Date to be announced. In Alvin’s memory, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Humane Society or the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 174, Arnprior. Alvin’s final care has been entrusted to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Condolences/Memories/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

May 15th, 1965-March 2nd, 2019 (Proprietor-Arnprior Decorators) We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Michael Bertrand of White Lake, Ontario after a massive heart attack, Saturday morning, March 2nd, 2019. He was 53. Beloved spouse and best friend of Dawn Harvey. Michael was predeceased by his father Maurice “Moe” Bertrand (July 13, 2018) and survived by his mother Mary “Mitzi” Bertrand (nee Fulford) of Arnprior. He leaves behind his sisters, Lori Currie (Neil) and Jill Bisson (Pascal). Loved dearly by his nieces Alison Currie (James) and Rebecca Bisson and nephew Alex Currie (Chanelle). Dear sonin-law of Cleo Harvey (Terry Sing) of Ottawa and brother-in-law of Cheryl Dawson (David) and David Harvey, both of P.E.I. Michael was the proprietor of Arnprior Decorators, proudly taking over the family business and following in his father’s footsteps. A talented guitar player he will be missed by his band mates and jam buddies. He enjoyed trips to the hunt camp and spent many years cruising the Ottawa river. He was a friend to all and virtually had friends from all walks of life. His uplifting personality and easy-going manner will be remembered by all who knew him. Arrangements by the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., 138 Daniel Street North, Arnprior. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Thursday morning, March 7th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment followed at the Arnprior Malloch Road Cemetery. A Reception followed at the St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall, 285 Albert Street, Arnprior. A donation in memory of Michael can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Grove Redevelopment Fund or to a charity of your choice. Condolences/Tributes/Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca

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With great sadness, the family announce that Desmond Joseph “Des” Herrick passed away at Groves Park Lodge, Renfrew on Tuesday evening, March 5, 2019 at the age of 85 years. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 32 years, Doreen Anderson-Herrick; his children: Joanne McLaren (Mackie), Mary-Catherine Eva (Doug), Jeffrey Herrick (Sonia Gorassini), Donna Symington (Rod), Anita Schnurr (Don); his stepson, David Anderson (Shelley); stepdaughter: Julie Villamere (Raymond “Butch”) and step-daughter-in-law Mona Anderson (late Andy); his siblings Tish Stanton (Allan), Vincent, Estelle Grenier (Ron), Phyllis Flegal (Doug), Mike (Lucy) and Kathy Ste Marie (Gerry); sisters-in-law Vi Kurkoski (Gerald) and Celina Petroski (Barry). Des will also be lovingly remembered by his 13 grandchildren: Sarah McLaren (Andy Caldwell), Julia Herrick, Richard Morin (Stephanie Gauthier), Brian McLaren, Kate Reid (Casey Koons), Margaret Reid (Matthew Lewis), Leah Symington, Danielle Ashley, Deanna Symington, Brent Villamere, Andrea Villamere, Christopher Anderson, Ryan Anderson (Tianna) and his 3 greatgrandchildren Sebastian Herrick, Desmond Gauthier-Morin and Margaret (Maggie) Herrick. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his first wife of 27 years Doris (nee Chabot); his parents: Katie and Jim Herrick; brothers: Leonard “Len”, Patrick “Pat”, Dominic “Dom”, sister Lois Ryan (late Bill); step-sons Robert “Chic” Anderson and Andy “Gump” Anderson; sister-in-law Mildred Clark (late Wib); brother-in-law Dalton Chabot (late Judy) and brother-in-law Rev. Howard Chabot. Des was born and raised on the family farm in Arnprior. His work ethic and dedication to family were an attestation to his upbringing and the moral values instilled into all members of this big family. He was a loyal employee of Pfizer for 37 years. Des resided in both Arnprior and Renfrew. His retirement was spent traveling with family and friends; honing his skills on his Gibson guitar, golf, fishing, hockey, curling, bowling and carpentry. Special Thanks to the third floor team at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital and the staff and volunteers at Groves Park Lodge. The family received friends during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday, March 8th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning, March 9th from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery. A luncheon followed at the Nick Smith Centre. In memoriam donations to the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Condolences/Memories/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

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Passed away peacefully at Bonnechere Manor on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in her 98th year. Wife of the late Alex Wainman. Mother of David (Catherine) and the late Brian. Grandmother of Nathan (Delia Fraser) and Ryan (Shelby Buchanan). A reception was held on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, Renfrew. At Helen’s request, a private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation or Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences or donations may be made at www.mcphailandperkins.ca

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Peacefully in her sleep with family by her side at the Grove in Arnprior, Sunday March 3, 2019. Mary Evelyn Bidgood (nee Bennett) of Arnprior at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late John Robert Bidgood. Loving mother of Christine (Hugh), Robert Andrew (Amanda), Bruce (Sylvia). Cherished Nanny of Sarah (Chris), Emma, Zach (Megan), Brittany (Ryan), Sherri, Andrea, Robyn, Emily, Jessica, Katie, Alyssa and Erin. Great Nanny to Hadley, Scarlett and Hailey. Mary is survived by her loving sister Norma, sister-in-law Shirley as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Byron and Mabel Bennett, brothers Harold (Enid), Doug and brother-in-law Ray. Visitation at the Boyce Funeral Home, 138 Daniel Street North, Arnprior Saturday March 9, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. in the Boyce Chapel. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetic Association, Alzheimer Society or the Grove Redevelopment Fund would be appreciated. Condolences/Tributes/Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca

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Passed away peacefully in hospital (Ottawa, ON.) on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Colin Formerly of Almonte, ON., at the age of 93. Beloved husband to the late Doreen. Survived by his daughter Lynne and son Andrew (Ann Gilchrist-Thacker). Predeceased by his brothers Douglas (Mary-Alice) and John. Missed by his sister-in-law Frances Williams of England and also numerous nieces and nephews. Donations may be made in memory of Colin to the Ottawa Humane Society. A Chapel Service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 2pm. Reception to follow. Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care Of C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL Inc. (127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313) Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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A dearly loved and cherished husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather who passed away March 16th, 1999 Remembering you is easy, We do it every day. Missing you is a heartache, that never goes away. You had a smile for everyone, You had a heart of gold. You left the sweetest memories, the world could ever hold. To us you were someone special, What more is there to say? Except to wish with all our hearts, that you were here today.

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I was blessed to have walked thru life with you as my friend. We leaned on each other in the bad times and laughed with each other in the good times. Miss you everyday. Shirley Trakalo

Jean passed away at Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place, on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at the age of 98. She is survived by her sister Marion Cavanagh, nephew Stewart Cavanagh, nieces Barbara Cavanagh and Norah Yuill (Brian) and grand nephew Michael Yuill and will be sadly missed by all. Jean is predeceased by her parents John and Margaret McGill (nee Arthur) and by her brother-in-law Murray Cavanagh. After finishing Almonte High School, Jean worked for the Federal Government in Ottawa before moving to Toronto in the 1950’s where she held jobs as an editorial assistant, copywriter and researcher. The last 12 years of her working life were spent doing research for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Jean enjoyed writing and researching and authored a number of books including one on the early history of Lanark County and one on the life and work of sculptor Robert Tait McKenzie. Jean also wrote and published two children’s books. During her spare time Jean enjoyed sketching and painting watercolour landscapes. The family would like to thank Dr. Drake and the staff at Stoneridge Manor for their care of Jean over the past 10 years. In keeping with Jean’s wishes there was no visitation or funeral service. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the C. R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel, 27 Church Street, Almonte, Ontario. Private Interment at the Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Jean, please consider the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com

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Roseburg Forest Products is a closely held forest products company building value with timberland, safe and efficient manufacturing, and passionate, capable people. Roseburg Forest Products markets quality products and provide superior customer service at a profit to sustain growth. Roseburg Forest Products is vertically integrated with timberlands and facilities across North America. We currently have opportunities for the right individuals to join our dynamic and talented team of employees as:

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File No: MDF-18032 Location: Roseburg Pembroke MDF - 777 Fibreboard Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W4 CLOSING DATE: Until positions filled Summary: The successful Millwright candidate will be responsible for installing or dismantling machinery and equipment according to company plans, blueprints, and other diagrams. This will be accomplished through the safe and effective use of hoists, lift trucks, hand tools, and power tools. The candidate will also troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic problems with associated equipment and repair malfunctioning equipment, such as motors, pumps, valves, controls, and other machines. The successful candidate will: • Model Company core values • Follow Health & Safety policies and programs • Interpret blueprints and schematics to determine work procedures. • Repair any problems associated with new or existing equipment. • Fabricate new machine parts if original parts are missing or damaged. • Identify and correct any problems found in machines, equipment, or processes in order to facilitate production. • Leads apprentices and directs them to ensure successful task completion. • Perform preventative maintenance on machines and equipment • Ensure ongoing compliance with local, national, and international standards and legislation. Qualifications Education: • Post-secondary education • Must be a licensed Industrial Millwright in the province of Ontario (Interprovincial Red Seal) Experience: • Must have 2-4 years direct work-related experience in a manufacturing industry. Experience working in the MDF Manufacturing or Pulp & Paper Industry would be considered an asset. Skills: • High degree of mechanical aptitudes with demonstrated mechanical skills and working knowledge • Proven ability to detect, isolate, and identify irregularities and malfunctions in machinery and equipment. • Able to fabricate new parts to replace defective parts during machine setup, maintenance, or overhaul. • Experience in supervising and mentoring apprentices • Familiarity with predictive maintenance / condition monitoring tools • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing • Self-starter, with developed analytical and troubleshooting skills • Must be able to work 12 hour shifts on a rotating basis in a 24/7 manufacturing facility In addition to competitive wages we offer a comprehensive benefit package (including major medical, dental, vision care, short term and long-term disability and life insurance), company matched RRSP contribution plans and gain-sharing program. For additional information regarding this position, please visit our website at www.roseburg.com/Careers/ Employment is conditional upon successfully completion of Roseburg - Pembroke MDF’s preemployment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, reference checks and drug & alcohol testing. To apply for this position, please apply online through www.roseburg.com/Careers/ or forward a copy of your cover letter and resume to careers-pembroke@rfpco.com quoting the position title and file number. Roseburg Forest Products Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruiting and selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

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THE OPPORTUNITY We are looking for an individual interested in a PRINT Sales Representative position. Applicants must be self-starters and exceptionally goal oriented as the focus of this position is on developing new revenue opportunities for both the print and digital media products. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES • Prospect for new accounts, source leads, cold call, and research to generate sales in print platforms • Responsible for ongoing sales with both new and existing clients • Consistently attain and/or surpass sales targets and hitting revenue targets • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with clients to build business opportunities in the print industry • Provide professional customer service in ensuring superior client satisfaction at all times • Create proposals and advertising solutions through compelling business cases • Provide customers with creative and effective advertising solutions and play a key role in the overall success of our organization • As part of this role, you will be required to handle credit card information. Metroland Media is PCI compliant company, and requires people in this role to take PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • College Diploma in Business, Marketing or related field • Minimum 3 years direct sales and marketing experience • Team player, able to contribute to the overall success of the company • Strong business acumen to understand customer goals, challenges and operations • Proven consultative selling skills • Self-starter and can adapt quickly to changing environments and market trends • Ability to pursue issues to resolution, in a timely and courteous manner • A valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle OUR AODA COMMITMENT Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview. If this sounds like a fit for you please apply by April 3, 2019: Internal Candidates: apply to our internal posting portal on MyMetNet under My Career External Candidates: apply to https://careersen-metroland.icims.com Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

INDUSTRIAL MILLWRIGHT Scapa North America, a leading manufacturer of adhesive tape products is seeking an Industrial Millwright for its Renfrew Operations. The position involves a broad range of routine and non-routine maintenance responsibilities for light to heavy manufacturing equipment. 8 or 12 hour Shift work is required for this position. The successful candidate will require an Industrial Millwright license with related experience. The individual should have a good working knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics. Instrumentation experience would be an asset. Will consider third or fourth year apprentice or the successful completion (pass) of the Mechanical Technician-Millwright 2 year program with preference being given to those with work related experience. As a Millwright Mechanic you will be a member of the bargaining unit with an attractive wage and benefit package. The position offers job security, good working conditions, and challenging job responsibilities Please submit your resume to: renfrewhr@scapa.com We thank all applicants but only those selected for an inter-

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Barclay Dick & Son Farm Supply Ltd is a family run business that has been servicing and supporting our agriculture community for nearly 30 years. Currently we are looking to expand our existing team and add another full-time member to our staff. If you are an enthusiastic, self-starting person with a good work attitude and a desire to have a say in how agriculture is shaped in our community please send your CV and Resume to ryan@totalcropcare.com with the subject line noting the position you are applying for.

Seasonal Drivers (April – July)

D-Z drivers required for day shifts on local delivery routes with flat deck single axle and double axel trucks. Must be physically able to load, unload and secure all loads and use a pallet jack when necessary. Must have a valid D-Z or A-Z license and be in good standing for insurance. A clean driver’s abstract will be required if contacted for an interview. Knowledge of Renfrew, Pontiac and Lanark County an asset. Attention to detail, reading, writing and basic mathematic skills are a necessity.

Seasonal Loader (April – July)

Experience front end and articulating loader operators needed for shift work at our blend facility in Douglas. Morning & evening shifts available. Must be attentive to detail and have decent mathematical and good customer service skills. Proven safe operating history is required. Must be a self-starting individual with a strong focus on accuracy and safety and willingness to comply to company operating and safety standards. Position requires minor lifting of 50 lb components, must be physically able and willing to lift as required.

Warehouse Technician, Administrative Support (Full Time)

We are looking to add a warehouse technician to our full-time staff. This position focuses on the multiple warehouse buildings we operate, with office administration support as a secondary goal. The ideal candidate for this position will have a high level of attention to detail with strong organizational and computer skills. Full training for all key tasks provided. Key Tasks include: • Schedule and organize incoming and outgoing loads • Receive and ship products, verifying for accuracy and quality • Use LPG forklifts and pallet jacks to organize products across multiple warehouses • Use tractors and PTO augers to seasonally receive fertilizer products • Work with administration and management to ensure proper stock levels are maintained. • Assist office staff with daily duties – answering phones, customer service, booking appoints, completing computerized invoices and taking customer payment. • Complete computerized inventory reports and physical inventory checks and adjustments. • Deliver small product loads as required. Other duties to be assigned as seasonality changes. • High attention to detail is a requirement for this position. Good memory an asset. Salaries and remuneration dependent on previous experience and skill levels. We would like to thank everyone that applies, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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EARLY START FOR RENFREW COUNTY WARDEN RACE JOHN CARTER john.car ter@metroland.com The race for County of Renfrew Warden has started about 10 months earlier than usual. Laurentian Valley Reeve Debbie Robinson announced at the Jan. 30 Renfrew County council meeting that she intends to run for warden in December. She made the announcement after being appointed deputy warden for this year.

She also startled the gathering by indicating current head of council Jennifer Murphy would not be running for a fourth term as warden. In a December vote, Murphy edged McNab/Braeside Mayor Tom Peckett 10-7 to earn a third straight year in the post. Peckett, who was deputy warden for 2018, has not ruled out running for warden again The deputy warden is a ceremonial position that was created

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in 2016. The deputy warden attends events and functions if the warden is not available. Janice Visneskie Moore, a former warden, was the first deputy warden, serving for a few months in 2017. She shared the post with Kim Love in 2017 when two deputy wardens were appointed because of the number of Canada 150 events. Robinson, a former journalist with the Pembroke Observer, has been a county councillor for four

years. She was first elected in 2006 to Laurentian Valley council, where she is now in her second term as reeve. Robinson said announcing her candidacy early would give her time to get up-to-date on both regional and provincial issues affecting Renfrew County. As the chair of the county's social services committee, she intends to attend other committee meetings as an observer to gain a feeling for all aspects of the operation.

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President Renfrew Hydro Inc. (RHI) is a wholly owned local distribution company of the Town of Renfrew. The company serves approximately 4,250 customers by delivering a dependable supply of electricity and providing the highest level of service to its customer base. As the ideal candidate, you are a seasoned and dynamic leader, known for your communication skills, financial and operational excellence. You bring creativity in your approach to navigating change, and have the ability to engage others, building enthusiasm and buy-in among multiple community stakeholders. You recognize the value and benefit of partnerships and collaboration, and have demonstrated the ability to build capacity and accountability while maintaining a customer-centred focus. Experience in the Ontario energy distribution sector is a definite asset. You are passionate about developing and sustaining a high-performance culture where multiple perspectives are welcomed, risk is mitigated, innovation is encouraged and all employees are committed to excellence in service delivery. Renfrew Hydro Inc. offers a progressive working environment, competitive compensation and benefit package. Applications and inquiries will be received up to April 15, 2019 by email to rhipresrec@outlook.com. A detailed profile is available on request.

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TOWNSHIP OF HORTON PUBLIC NOTICE PRESENTATION OF 2019 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Section 290(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O.2001, c.25) The Council of the Township of Horton will present its draft 2019 municipal budget for public input at a Public Meeting to be held in the Municipal Council Chambers, 2253 Johnston Road, commencing at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019. The finalized budget will be presented to Council the same evening at the Regular Council Meeting. A copy of theSEARCH proposed budget is available for pickup at the Municipal Office and posted on the Township website www.hortontownship.ca. Inquiries should be directed to the Treasurer, Jennifer Barr at 613-432-6271.

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File No: PMDF- 18018 Location: 777 Fibreboard Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W4 Closing Date: Until Position Filled Summary: The Industrial Electrician will work as part of a team to install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment in Pembroke MDF’s manufacturing environment. This individual will have the ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics and specifications in order to provide troubleshooting and repair services. The Industrial Electrician will also routinely perform preventative maintenance on all equipment and components in order to ensure the continued safe, efficient and effective operations of all equipment and fixtures utilized by the organization. Education/Qualifications: Education: • Post-secondary education • Industrial Electrician Certificate (442) of Qualification (Interprovincial Red Seal) Experience: • Minimum 5 years’ Industrial Electrician experience required with preference given to those with a background in a manufacturing environment Skills: • Allen Bradley PLC experience would be considered an asset • Ability to work independently in a busy environment • Experience with routine maintenance operations • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing • Able to work well under pressure • Strong attention to detail • Able to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and specifications • Knowledge of safe operating procedures • Self-starter, with developed analytical and troubleshooting skills • Computer literate • Must be able to work 12 hour shifts on a rotating basis in a 24/7 manufacturing facility In addition to competitive wages we offer a comprehensive benefit package (including major medical, dental, vision care, short term and long-term disability and life insurance), company matched RRSP contribution plans and gain-sharing program. For additional information regarding this position, please visit our website at www.roseburg.com/careers To apply for this position, please forward a copy of your cover letter and resume to careers-pembroke@rfpco.com quoting the position title and file number or visit www.roseburg.com/careers. If you would like a copy of the position’s job description, please request it when applying. Roseburg Forest Product Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruiting and selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Laurentian Valley photo Laurentian Valley Reeve Debbie Robinson has her sights on the Renfrew County warden's chair.

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PAINTINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; THE VILLAGE GREEN

Tara Gesner/Metroland (Clockwise from top) Celebrating the Irish during the St. Patrick's Parade in Douglas on March 9, from left: Simone Howard, Annabelle Dunn, Bridget Hamilton, Emma Groves, Joe Groves and Cody Zadow. Representing the Buch family of Douglas, from left: Erica and James Leriche (travelling all the way from Newfoundland and Labrador), Dan Buch, Ralph Buch, Janice Watkins and MJ Buch. Joseph Cull of Ottawa celebrates being Irish on March 9, participating in the St. Patrick's Parade in Douglas. Showing their green, white and orange and having a blast: Irish Hillbillies, from left, Vandaline Lance, Ashley Martell, Betty O'Connor and Rhonda McTeer. Everyone's eyes were smiling while promoting the 2019 Renfrew County Plowing Match. This year's event takes place on Sept. 14, with the Smaglinski family of Cobden hosting.

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Pursuant to Section 122 of the Highway Traffic Act and applicable Municipal By-Laws, reduced load limits on roads throughout the County of Renfrew may be in effect commencing March 15, 2019 and extending until May 31, 2019.

Choose foods produced organically, locally and in season. Support your regional farmers and farming industry: buying locally and in season is better for the environment than buying foods that have been shipped hundreds of kilometers to your local market.

All are welcome

Vehicle loads will be restricted to 5 tonnes per axle on those roads where signs have been erected.

from Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Haulers should contact the appropriate road authority to determine the spring load restrictions on local municipal roads.

Fri., April 5th

Sat., April 6th

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For further information please contact: Richard J. Bolduc, A.Sc.T. Manager of Operations rbolduc@countyofrenfrew.on.ca 9 International Drive Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 Phone: 1-800-273-0183 or 613-732-4353


OPEN HOUSE GUIDE Sunday, March 17th, 2-4 pm Your Host: Helen Vincent Raina Newberry photo Renfrew Mayor Don Eady speaks to Kindergarten students at Our Lady of Fatima.

314, 316, 318, 320, 322 Forestview Cr.

KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS 'GRILL' RENFREW MAYOR A group of local students recently had the mayor on the hot seat - but it was all part of their learning process. Renfrew Mayor Don Eady visited the kindergarten classroom at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School on Feb. 25. "We invited him in as part of our 'Where We Live' inquiry. The children have been learning all the places that we live: Renfrew, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, North America, planet Earth, the Milky Way Galaxy," explained teacher Raina Newberry. "Each child asked him a question about Renfrew. We have been working on how to ask questions. Some of the questions included: 'how many stop signs in Renfrew?', 'how many schools in Renfrew?', 'do you like living in Renfrew?', 'do you hunt?' etc." The mayor answered all the students' questions, and brought each child a Renfrew map and pin.

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39 Renfrew Avenue West, Suite 203, Renfrew, Ontario

613-432-8122 · www.royallepageoneil.com Helping you is what we do. AGENT ON duTy

Gerry O’Neil

Sherri Cobus

613-432-2333

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Mike Coulas

Allison Mulvihill

613-432-0092

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MAHUSKY BRINGS ONE-MAN SHOW TO RENFREW APRIL 6

560 RaglaN STREET SouTh

417 huMPhRIES RD

30 MuRIEl aVE

A solid two story brick home on a quiet dead end street with no rear neighbors (ravine). A great family home with an inviting country style eat in kitchen featuring a gas stove, hardwood floors in the living room and family room. Updated 4-piece bath on the second floor, along with 4 spacious bedrooms. Newer gas furnace & hot water heater as well as a newer roof make this one a great buy, book your showing real soon!

3 Storey home in desirable neighbourhood. Main level living room, den, formal dining room & large eat-in kitchen. Gas fireplace in the den, hardwood floors + 2 piece powder room. Second floor with 4 bedrooms, full bath & ensuite . Third level is finished and spacious, great for extra bedroom, office or family room. Traditional home invites you in with a full veranda at front, gardens and patio at back. Back yard privacy & attached 2 car garage.

130 acres tillable, 40ac mixed bush and pasture along the Bonnechere River! 6ac Several out buildings. Newer 3 bedrm bungalow(2010). Great location; 5 min from Ottawa River boat launch. 15 min to Town of Renfrew or Arnprior.

Call Gerry O’Neil 613-432-2600 $399,000 MLS #1111683

Call Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947 www.sherricobusrealestate.ca $995,000

Beautiful location for this custom, brick, 4 bedrm home. Triple-glaze windows. New: kitchen, furnace, a/c and some flooring. Approx 3200 sq ft. Family friendly floorplan and designed for entertaining!

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1049 halEY RoaD

PaRTRIDgE DRIVE – CalaBogIE

6 inch pine log chalet style home in the Hurd’s Lake Hamlet. Approximately 13 years old, 2 beds, open concept living/dining/kitchen w/ Jenn-air stove top & built-in oven. Airtight wood stove, finished basement with rec room & laundry/utility area. New propane furnace with central air and a 3 sided deck. Deeded private lake access with sandy beach & boat launch. See it now, b uy it now!

Private 2 Bedroom , 1.5 Storey home situated on 1.31 Acres. Main level features large living room, eat-in kitchen & updated 4 pc bath. 2nd level with storage area and 2 bedrooms. New natural gas furnace & metal roof.

Now only three lots on this street near the Village of Calabogie.All lots are level and ready for your building plans measuring 100’ wide by 150’ deep. Plus one at just over an acre! Two at only $18,000. and $29,000. for the larger one. Pick your favorite before they’re gone forever! Very motivated Seller!

Call Allison Mulvihill 613-433-2880 $169,000 • MLS# 1133044

Call Mike Coulas 613-432-0092 MLS# 1032740, 1032751,1032753

Call Mike Coulas now 61 3-432-0092 $179,900 MLS#1142066

Call Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947 www.sherricobusrealestate.ca $439,000

391 NEW STREET

SOLD Thank You For Your Business!

Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947

$199,900 MLS#1109261 Call Mike Coulas 613-432-0092 More information at “mikesells4u .ca”

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Renfrew's Lawrence Mahusky is back once again in a one-man show that you don't want to miss, on Saturday, April 6, at the Rocky Mountain House Restaurant. Mahusky is set to perform numbers from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Bring Him Home, Les Misérables and many more! He will be accompanied by Theresa Clarke, who will be tickling the ivories with a few selections of her own. Mahusky has spent his career entertaining throughout the Valley and onstage in and around Ottawa. His teaching and acting aside, one of Lawrence's favourite formats is the one-man show/cabaret. His easy patter and familiar favourites lend themselves well to the relaxed atmosphere of a night of great music, old friends and excellent food all of which will be happening at the Rocky Mountain House Restaurant on that Saturday night April 6! Make your reservations now: 613-432-5801 - Seating begin at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

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RENFREW COUNTY MAPLE SYRUP SEASON BEGINS MARCH 16 JOHN CARTER john.car ter@metroland.com With the temperatures predicted to rise well above freezing on March 14-15 for the first time since November, the sap will be running. That means maple syrup season is just around the corner.

In Renfrew County, maple syrup season will officially begin Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. when the ceremonial first tapping is scheduled. The celebration will be held at Ray and Carol Bonenberg's Mapleside Sugar Bush at 166 Reiche Rd. near Rankin in North Algona Wilberforce. Among the dignitaries expected

to attend are Renfrew-NipissingPembroke MP Cheryl Gallant, Renfrew County Warden Jennifer Murphy, and members of the Pikwaknagan and township councils. Maple syrup producers will also celebrate their craft April 6-7. Sugar bushes from across Eastern Ontario will participate in the free, family-friendly event.

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The annual Maple Weekend celebration was nominated for Ontario Tourism Event of the Year, and last year drew more than 15,000 visitors. Among the 80 sugar bushes taking part is Jason Finan's Grant Settlement Farms at 43 Dittburner Rd. near Forester's Falls. People are invited to the histor-

613-432-2100 www.century21.ca/eadyrealty

Morris Eady

Kelly Derue

Dennis Yakaback

Charlene Riopelle

Vincent Johnston

Margaret Dubeau

Broker of Record

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dennis.yakaback@century21.ca

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1036 BaRRyvale ROaD

190 hutsOn lake ROaD

1 BEDROOM CONDO ON THE HIGHLANDS GOLF COURSE. GREAT RENTAL INVESTMENT OR AN EASY TO MAINTAIN RETIREMENT HOME IN THE HEART OF ALL CALABOGIE HAS TO OFFER. CONDO FEES ARE A LOW $190/MONTH. MLS# 1141480

WARM, COZY 3 BEDROOM LOG HOME BUILT IN 2006. 4.2 ACRE LOT WITH PRIVACY. 25 X 20 WORKSHOP MLS# 1141371

$122,500

VINCe JOHNSTON: 613-433-2254

charlene.riopelle@century21.ca

947 PInnacle ROaD

New LISTINg

NEW HOME BUILD. 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS. 2.2 ACRES, PAVED ROAD MLS# 1141681

$329,900

$489,900

VINCe JOHNSTON: 613-433-2254

lOt FOR sale

55 haRRy stReet

2425 eaDy ROaD

WELL PRICED, CENTRALLY LOCATED, 3 BEDROOM HOME. LARGE REAR DECK OVERLOOKING PRIVATE BACK YARD. MAIN FLOOR BEDROOM, MAIN FLOOR BATH. MLS# 1134619

WANT YOUR DREAM HOME IN THE COUNTRY BUT STILL CLOSE TO TOWN? DON’T MISS THIS 4 BEDROOM, 3 BATH OPEN CONCEPT HOME. TURNKEY READY FOR YOU TO MOVE IN. MLS# 1099556

$154,900

Kelly Derue: 613-433-2681

$319,000

CHarleNe rIOPelle: 613-433-4082

$34,900

MLS# 1109630 MARGARET DUBEAU: 613-433-1191

66 hall avenue

MLS#1134524

$259,900

511 neW stReet

WELL KEPT 1 ½ STOREY. OPEN LIVING DINING AREA. LARGE UPDATED BATH. MAIN FLOOR LAUNDRY. REAR DECK OVERLOOKING ABOVE GROUND POOL. MLS# 1134954

98 Bank stReet

DeNNIS yaKabaCK: 613-432-0041

VINCe JOHNSTON: 613-433-2254

$219,900

VINCe JOHNSTON: 613-433-2254

$104,900

$254,900

MAJESTIC OLDER HOME FILLED WITH CHARM. 5 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, MAIN FLOOR FAMILY ROOM, FORMAL DINING ROOM, FIREPLACE IN THE LIVING ROOM.

CONDITIONALLY

SOLD

9 FRancIs stReet

143 Raglan stReet n.

LOVELY LOCATION FOR THIS 1 ½ STOREY, 3 BEDROOM, 1 ½ BATH HOME. GENEROUS SIZED ROOMS THROUGHOUT. LARGE EAT IN KITCHEN MLS# 1127725

LOTS OF FAMILY SPACE. 3 + 1 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS. MAIN FLOOR FAMILY ROOM. MLS# 1137171

626 Raglan stReet s.

DeNNIS yaKabaCK: 613-432-0041

Kelly Derue: 613-433-2681

MargareT Dubeau: 613-433-1191

$191,000

$199,900

MLS# 1134199

$274,900

VINCe JOHNSTON: 613-433-2254

AFFORDABLE HOME IN THE CENTRE OF TOWN. 3 BEDROOMS, GAS HEAT. LARGE LOT, DETACHED GARAGE

FRESHLY UPDATED 3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME WITH FENCED IN YARD. NEW FLOORING, PAINT, BATHROOM, UPDATED KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS.NATURAL GAS AND CENTRAL A/C.

$169,900

$159,900

Kelly Derue: 613-433-2681

439 PInnacle ROaD

MLS# 1133368

GREAT FAMILY HOME IN GREAT LOCATION. 3 BEDROOMS. DETACHED GARAGE. OPEN CONCEPT LIVING AREA

49 lORne stReet

MLS# 1134350

LOVELY BUNGALOW JUST OUTSIDE OF RENFREW.3 BEDROOM W/FINISHED BASEMENT & LARGE FAMILY ROOM. SITTING ON 1 ACRE WITH A 2 CAR DETACHED GARAGE W/PAVED DRIVEWAY, MLS#1134198

62 PeteR stReet

VINCe JOHNSTON: 613-433-2254 Or MOrrIS eaDy: 613-432-1830

THE FRONT PORCH WELCOMES… BEFORE YOU EVEN ENTER THIS STATELEY 5 BDRM HOME. FORMAL LIVING & DINING ROOMS. EAT-IN KITCHEN, MAIN FLOOR FAMILY ROOM

1222 Storyland road 5 acreS

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ic farm to view the wood-fired, sap-tempered and pan-finished process that results in 100 per cent pure Maple - "just like Grampa used too make." Fulton's Pancake House and Sugar Bush at 399 Sugar Bush Rd. near Pakenham is another producer taking part in the free weekend. For more, visit www.mapleweekend.ca or www.grantssettlementfarms.ca/.

156 haRRy stReet

MLS# 1124909

SPACIOU S & GRACIOUS, THIS HOME ON HARRY SHOULD BE SEEN! BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED KITCHEN. FAMILY ROOM WITH LARGE WINDOWS OVERLOOKING LOVELY SIDE YARD. FORMAL LIVING AND DINING ROOMS. 5 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS. UPDATED FURNACE & A/C. MLS# 1135576

Kelly Derue: 613-433-2681

DeNNIS yaKabaCK: 613-432-0041

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On Duty thIs WeekenD

CHARlENE RIOPEllE Real Estate Representative

Cell

613-433-4085

$289,900

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MARGARET DUBEAU REAl ESTATE REPRESENTATIVE Cell 433-1191

margaret.dubeau@century21.ca I welcome your weekend call on any listed property


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Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage A locally owned Independent ndependent Member Broker NeWNG LIsTI

NeWNG LIsTI

45 CHARRON LANE, RENFREw

Total privacy, 739’ of pristine shoreline of 6 acres. Large 3 bedroom home with 2 - 4 piece bathrooms and a detached 3 bay garage. Kitchen, dining room, living room with wood fireplace and sun room. Two separate cottages; include a studio and a work shop. A sauna by the beach with a quiet bay and beautiful sunsets. A must see! Asking $799,900 MLS# 110302 2. Call Ross Peever 613-433-1133.

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incoMe property Asking $249,900 for this renovated and fully rented duplex, centrally located with one two bedroom unit and one three bedroom unit, gas heat, large driveway, close to RVH. Call Peter Vincent 613-432-0319.

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Three story brick home with newer front porch leading to enclosed shed. Remodeled kitchen, family room with air tight wood stove, new 2 piece bathroom, separate dining room and living room, all on the main floor. Second level has 4 bedrooms and renovated 4 piece bathroom. Third level has totally updated rec room/play room. Full unfinished basement, has been totally spray foamed, 200 amp service, and newer propane furnace. Home is located close to Renfrew. Asking $239,000.Call Ross Peever 613-433-1133

PRIME BUILDING LOT ONE ACRE LOT ON MILLER RD

Paved road and hydro and bell already there, buy now and build in spring!!! Call Peter Vincent 613-432-0319.

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peter@remaxrenfrew.com

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LORLEI DR.

Executive Waterfront Home on Lorilei Dr. Asking $949,900 for this immaculate four bedroom home with walkout basement on the Madawaska River. Call Peter Vincent 613-432-0319.

Brand new bungalow with 1 1/2 car attached garage, located approximately 5 km from Renfrew. Almost 6 acres of property. Open concept kitchen. Living room has large windows. 3 large bedrooms. Full unfinished basement with plumbing for a 4 piece bathroom. Deck. Asking $425,000. MLS# 1140646. Call Ross Peever 613-433-1133.

1670 HwY 132

Just on the edge of town with acreage, running creek, paved drive, large workshop, this 4 BR Executive Bungalow has everything a family needs. Check it out online at remaxrenfrew.com and call Peter Vincent 613432-0319.

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A stunning custom built 3 bedroom bungalow with two levels completely finished and beautifully appointed. From entry to exit this home is unique. Large living, dining and kitchen areas with a gas fireplace - 4 pce bath on this level plus laundry facilities. Lower level has a good sized family room and den/office and storage. Central air, gas heat and hardwood flooring. Well landscaped and spacious tool shed in the back yard – deck and patio at the rear as well. Lots of afternoon sun. Call Helen to view this home at 613-432-0058.

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LE G A S DIN PEN 103 PLAUNT ST.

Asking $162,500 for this centrally located 3 BR home with 1.5 baths. A great family home with rear addition living room. Call Peter Vincent 613-432-0319.

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505 Frank Dench Street

(JuSt oFF Stewart Street at prince MotorS)

3 bedroom bungalow. Living room with hardwood flooring, eat in kitchen, 4 pce bath, walk up attic and detached single garage. Full basement and gas heat. Call Helen to view this property at 613-432-0058

96 otteriDge ave.

(hunter gate SuBDiviSion)

A deluxe custom-built bungalow with two levels of living area for you and your family. Main level has 2 baths, 3 bedrooms and living area that shows beautifully. Hardwood and ceramic. Lower level has family room with gas fireplace and 4th bedroom with ensuite bath. Covered porch at the rear and spacious tool shed. Paved drive, central air and gas heat. A great family home. Call Helen to view at 613-432-0058

An ideal country family home close to the water and close to skiing – minutes from Burnstown. Corner location. Outstanding front verandah. 2 bedrooms, living quarters and 2 baths on the first floor. Lower level is completely finished with family room, 3rd bathroom and den/office as wellattached double garage – beautifully landscaped lot as well. Call David at 613-401-2824 or Helen at 613-432-0058

4 Ac $229, res 900

2003

1040 garDen oF eDen roaD

Brand new Hi Ranch 3 bedroom home located in an ideal country setting. Attached 2 car garage, open concept, Central Air, Large rear deck, Tarion Warranty, and close to Hwy 17 for commuters. MLS 1126564. Call David Vincent 613-401-2824

OPEN HOUSES

314, 316, 318, 320 & 322 FORESTVIEw CRESCENT PHASE 4

SUNDAY, MARCH 17TH · 2-4 P.M.

Proceed on Gillan Rd, north from the Water Tower, and turn right onto Hall Ave and drive straight ahead on Forestview Cr. – Hope I see you there!

70 & 74 SPRINGTOwN BRIDGE RD. SPRINGTOwN JuSt locateD on the MaDawaSka river at Springtown haMlet

If you desire acreage on the Madawaska River you have it all here! 3 acre parcel for sale and 4 acre parcel for sale with lots of frontage on the mighty Madawaska – check out the MLS listings to see the survey of each parcel. Call Helen at 613-432-0058 or David at 613-401-2824

Your Host: Helen Vincent 613-432-0058

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JuSt oFF hwy 508 at Springtown

416 ASHDAD ROAD

Beautiful 2 storey, brick home featuring KIT, DR, large cosy LR with air tight wood stove, sunroom, 2nd fl 4 bedroom, 1-2 pc, 2-4pc, 4 car detached garage. Many outbuildings. Property backs onto Perault Lake with log cottage, 72 acres of Tillable Lank Asking $659,000. MLS# 1129758. Call Ross Peever 613-433-1133.

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Minutes from the Town of Renfrew and so much to offer for you and your family. 4 levels of space in this split level. Living quarters on the first and second level – upper level has 3 bedrooms, baths on lower and upper levels for convenience. Laundry on the 4th level and lots of storage. Spacious deck at the rear and swimming pool. Well and septic. Large country lot. You should have a look at this home before you purchase. Call Helen at 613-432-0058

192 s Acre

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12 BryDgeS rD

A stunning older home at this address! Tiered lot, centrally located. 2 storey deluxe accommodation with large living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. 3 bedrooms, office/4th bedroom and 1 ½ baths, Attached carport and garage – it is a beauty! Call Hel en to view at 613-432-0058

613-432-0319

492 GILLAN RD.

es 3 Acr900 $209,

29 Daniel Street, arnprior

613-401-2824

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613-433-1133

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31 STONE ROAD

93 BARNET BLVD

Terrific 3 bedroom bungalow in a wonderful area of town. Double sized lot and extremely well cared for home. Great layout on the main level and a basement awaiting finishing touches. MLS#1141492. Call David to view 613-401-2824.

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Vinyl sided bungalow, featuring newer kitchen cupboards, dining room, living room, an office, sun room with hot tub. 2 bedroom, laundry room and 1 - 4 piece bathroom on the main floor. Furnace room, large unfinished back room on lower level. 2 car detached garage. 376 feet of waterfront on the Bonnechere River. Beatifically manicured property on 2.629 acres. Call Ross Peever 613-433-1133.

PETER VINCENT

helen@remaxrenfrew.com

613-432-0058

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400 CALABOGIE ROAD

DAVID VINCENT

Sales Representative

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Approximately 1500 sq ft Bungalow, open concept at present time. New kitchen cupboards. Bedroom also being installed. Quality built home with front porch and a steel roof. Two 2pc bathrooms. Drilled well, and septic. 2.6 acres, lot is 60% treed. Double entrance driveway. One of a kind. Asking $230,000. Call Ross Peever 613-433-1133

ROSS PEEVER

BROKER OF RECORD

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597 SOUTH MCNAUGHTON ROAD

15 ELGIN ST.

HELEN VINCENT

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Connect your business with program partners at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories! Information sessions for businesses in Renfrew and Pontiac Counties are being held now.

Interested in learning more about CNL’s program of work or what procurement opportunities exist? Do you want to work with an existing CNLcontractor? If so, come out to one of our breakfast briefings! ATTEND A BREAKFAST BRIEFING FIRST: 2019 Apr 02: Clarion Hotel – Settler Hall, Pembroke, ON | 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. 2019 Apr 04: Campbell’s Bay R.A. Centre, Campbell’s Bay, QC | 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. 2019 Apr 09: Sands on Golden Lake, Golden Lake, ON | 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. 2019 Apr 11: Days Inn – Renfrew Room, Renfrew, ON | 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. THEN JOIN US FOR A HALF-DAY PARTNERING WORKSHOP: 2019 Apr 30: Makwa Community Centre, Pikwakanagan, ON | 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This half-day workshop will give you an opportunity to speak with program partners and discuss partnership opportunities with the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation.

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