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Rising livestock kills worrying farmers Meeting called to discuss predator compensation JOHN CARTER john.carter@metroland.com Some Renfrew County farmers feel compensation for predator kills is insufficient. As a result, the Renfrew County of Federation of Agriculture is holding an information meeting on wildlife and predator compensation Monday, March 9. Organizers are urging farmers and municipal representatives to attend the 7:30 p.m. meeting in the Opeongo High School cafeteria. The meeting was requested by

a federation member unhappy with the evaluation process and amount of compensation received. Farmers argue that government policies are resulting in increased predator numbers, especially wolves and coyotes, and more livestock kills. The federation has agreed there is a need for a review of the compensation program, which is administered by municipalities and paid for by the province. It made a presentation to that effect at the February meeting of the Renfrew County’s economic

development and property committee. Monday’s meeting will feature three speakers: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs sheep specialist Anita O’Brien, Ministry of Natural Resources fish and wildlife technical specialist Don Lewis and conservation officer Joe McCambridge. As well as the compensation program, they will address issues related to provincial legislation and the rights of the farmer when it comes to wildlife.

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Horton firefighters were still hosing down the Castleford Road Water consumption in Renfrew has declined for the fifth straight home of Lydia Worm late Tuesday morning. She and two other residents returned about 10 p.m. Monday to find the windows year. That’s good news for the environment. It’s not nearly such good covered in smoke. The fire was under control by 6 a.m. but the stone structure was totally destroyed. About 18 firefighters, with news for council as it crunches numbers to set 2009 water rates. Ratepayers are invited to council at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9 for a a tanker and pumper from both McNab-Braeside and Horton, presentation on the new water and sewer rates. fought the fire. Mercury Weekender photo by PETER CLARK

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FAIREST OF THE FAIRS Renfrew Fair Board president Donna Campbell, left, and fair manager Judy Dobec show off the 2008 Fair of the Year award. The Renfrew Fair, which beat out 50 other Ontario fairs for the award, won the honour for the third time. The award, sponsored by World’s Finest Shows, was presented at the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies annual convention in Toronto Feb. 21. Weekender photo by JOHN CARTER

Agriculture hall of famer mourned JOHN CARTER johncarter@metroland.com Ellard Powers, one of the original members of the Renfrew County Agricultural Wall of Fame, died Saturday at the age of 75. The Westmeath resident was a mainstay of the National Farmers Union and an avid defender of the family farm. He was involved for almost 50 years in many Renfrew County farming initiatives and organizations, and served as Westmeath councillor in the 1980s. He was one of the nine members inducted into the Agricultural Wall of Fame when it was formed in 1996. Powers was born in Beachburg in 1934 and attended Beachburg Public School. A dairy farmer, he served on the Canadian Dairy Commission as commissioner from 1970-1973 and chairman/CEO from 1973-1977. He served as vice-president of the Ontario Farmers Union (OFU) from 1961 to ’67. He was OFU director of adult education in 1968, the NFU’s red meat committee chairman from 1983 to 1992 and the NFU’s representative on Canadian Agricultural Research Council from 1984-1995. Powers was also involved in many other county, provincial and federal committees in areas of dairy, beef, waste management and crop insurance. He served on the Federal Agricultural Economic Research Council, chaired the Genetic Resources for Our World group, and was a member of the Ontario Milk Marketing Board, Farm Income Stabilization Commission of Ontario and Ontario Crop Insurance Commission. Powers was also a board member of the Council of Canadians and served on its advisory committee. Powers is survived by his wife Gladys (Robinson), five daughters, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church in Beachburg.

Correction The Feb. 12 story in the Renfrew Mercury Weekender about higher dog-tag costs in Horton Township inaccurately referred to Stephanie Jacob as the former animal control officer. Actually, she has continued in that posi-

tion for several years. However, Jacob has offered to sell the dog tags door-to-door. For the past two years, Horton has only sold the tags out of the municipal office. Jacob agreed to sell the tags again after the township offered her $10 per tag. The previous stipend had been $5 since 1990.


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Winter road work in Horton, Whitewater The County of Renfrew’s public works department has begun working on two local roads scheduled for more intensive attention this winter or spring. The county has begun work to replace the large Thomson Road culvert in Horton Township. Installation of the culvert is scheduled

for completion by March 13 The balance of the road construction is scheduled for completion by mid-June. Thomson Road will remain closed until that time. The county is also rehabilitating County Road 61, or Haley Road, from one kilometre north of Orin Road to

one kilometre south of Godfrey Road. Public works is proceeding with rock removal and ditching work for the next three weeks. The road, in Whitewater Region Township, remains open, but will be reduced to a single lane of traffic. Minor traffic delays can be expected.

County’s bridging candidates likely Dam or Coulas STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com It appears Dam Lake Bridge in Madawaska Valley or Coulas Bridge in Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards will benefit from Renfrew County’s costsharing agreement to rehabilitate small bridges. The county’s cost-sharing initiative is for bridges with two-tonne limits that need repairs. The county has allocated $165,000 for general bridge repairs, from which the county’s share is up to a maximum of $50,000 per bridge. For 2009, the county has committed to repairing one such bridge.

Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards has requested assistance for Coulas Bridge, while a similar request is expected from Madawaska Valley for Dam Lake Bridge. Dam Lake Bridge was listed as the county’s priority among bridges with two-tonne limits that require repair. However, if Madawaska Valley doesn’t request assistance, the county would fix the Coulas structure. Dam Lake Bridge might cost Madawaska Valley more than $50,000. However, the municipality can use equipment and products, such as gravel, as part of its contribution, says Dave Darch, the county’s public

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Why wait ‘til spring? An old commercial carried the memorable tagline: why wait ‘til spring, do it now. Perhaps it’s a fitting motto for Canada’s annual rite of spring: Pitch-In. When our winter landscape washes away, debris of every description is left behind. That’s when people like Renfrew Councillor Bill Guyea grab the garbage bags, solicit help and organize community cleanups. Renfrew schools, the Calvary Pentecostal Church youth group, and Tim Horton locations on O’Brien Road and Stewart Street in Renfrew have already pledged their participation. But you can help as well. See some trash? Pick it up. Better yet, do everything in your power to ensure you and others don’t litter in the first place. The reality is garbage doesn’t get there unless people throw it there. And that’s unacceptable. April 20 to 26 hundreds of thousands of Canadians, armed with free, large, yellow Pitch-In Week garbage and recycling bags will take to community parks, playgrounds, trails, sidewalks and streams to tackle the trash. A Pitch-In Week news release says the annual cleanup campaign, created in 1967, is hesitantly celebrating its 43rd in 2009. It is sad to realize, 43 years later, the message still hasn’t sunk in. So this year, why wait ‘til spring – do it now. Lucy Hass The Renfrew Mercury

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

More important issues and legislation to deal with To the editor: While our country languishes in the throes of a recession (depression), while our riding is faced with a higher than average unemployment, while businesses are being closed down, leaving hundreds of our constituents unemployed, our honourable member (Cheryl Gallant) continues to beat her tired old drum about the gun registry and the “separatist” coalition. Surely her government – inept as it has been – has more important issues and legislation to deal with than the gun registry. Is our so-called representative aware of recent events in the House? One wonders, because the “unholy” and “separatist” coalition (which she on two previous occasions could very well have been a part of) no longer exists. Her almost-coalition-partner – Gilles Duceppe – was one of the first to announce its demise. Jack Layton is still in a tantrum. Mr. Dion, whom she continues to portray in her recent mailings, is no longer at the head of the Liberal party. Has she paid any attention to these developments? Is she capable of understanding these events transpiring around her? If she can, then why does she persist in misleading

people? Can she possibly believe her constituents are as illinformed as she appears to be? She sings the praises of her government’s ability to bring down this stimulus budget, but fails to realize, were it not for the threat of this “unholy, separatist coalition,” we would never have received the kind of budget she now endorses. She seems unaware the economic strategy of this budget is diametrically opposed to the philosophy of the Conservative party. And to take this one step further, she is most certainly unaware that the principles upon which this economic package are founded are in complete contradiction to the ideals expressed in the thesis written by her party leader in 1991 in Calgary. The riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke can be truly proud of its national, indeed international, contributions in industries such as lumber, farming, as well as hydro and nuclear energy. To be represented by a member who has to be frequently censored in parliament because of her language and disregard for parliamentary decorum is indeed disgraceful. Surely the people of this riding deserve better representation. Kevin O’Kane Cobden

Are we losing the art of conversation and togetherness? To the editor: During yesteryear, society conversed one-on-one more, when cars were indeed few. One would go up the main street to exchange greetings with those they met. It was at that point the topic of the day would be discussed and the repercussions that it might entail. During the summer, many neighbours would be sitting out to chat with

those passing by. We would huddle in groups to watch Cowboy Corner on a Saturday afternoon or watch the French Foreign Legion. Many of us would gather around the radio, too, to listen to the Cisco Kid, Our Miss Brooks, Gilder Sleeve and Boston Blackie. Back then, that was our togetherness. With the advent of the Internet, we

now converse over it instead of having eye contact with another person, but is this a good way for society to go? Even when we order prescriptions it is done electronically, eliminating the human factor, over speed with less wait time. The question arises, are we losing the art of conversation and togetherness, one-on-one, altogether? Ed Brandimore Renfrew


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Snowshoe hare was photographed near Logos Land Vacation Resort, just outside Cobden. Mercury Weekender photo by JIM FERGUSON

Snowshoe hare: the northern speedster Snowshoe Hares are our winter speedsters. They can travel over the snow at speeds of up to 27 milers an hour (45 km)and can leap high in the air and travel over three yards in one bound. They can also change direction in the blink of an eye. I watched a fox chase a hare and just when the fox got within catching range the hare made a 90 degree turn and the fox passed on by, missing the hare by several feet. Snowshoe Hares are found in every Canadian Province and Territory and their range extends well into the southern states of the United States. Although they live in every forest types they prefer areas of dense undergrowth where food and protection are readily available. They develop a multitude of well-kept trails over their home territory which may be as much as 15 to 25 acres (8 to 10 hectares). Snowshoe Hares are nocturnal and

do their feeding at night. During the day they rest and groom their fur. Their sleep cycle is often disrupted by their constant state of alertness. It seems that they always sleep with one eye open and should there be any suspicious movement that would indicate a predator they are awake and ready to run. Female Snowshoe Hares are somewhat larger than the males and weigh two and half to three and a half pounds (1.2 to 1.6

kg). The males weigh two to three pounds (1 to 1.3 kg). They have large, well furred feet and their toes spread wide to give them even more buoyancy on soft snow. Their ears are smaller than other hares to prevent frost bite in very cold weather. The fur of the hares changes with the season. In the northern areas the fur changes to white and provides them with protection where there is snow cover for four to six months of the year. In warmer climates the fur stays brown all year. When their fur is changing from white to brown or from brown to white they are almost impossible to see against the colours of the forest floor. The young are born during the summer months and the females may have as many as four litters in a season and the average litter size is four but may be as large as eight.

Snowshoe Hares eat a wide variety of woodland plants. Various grasses, berries, and the leaves and bark of young trees and shrubs are eaten during the summer. In winter they feed on the buds, leaves, bark and twigs of young trees. The buds, leaves and bark of fruit trees are their favourite foods. Occasionally they will eat carrion, take trapper’s bait and when food is very scarce they will feed on dead members of their own species. Snowshoe Hares are high on the list of food items for every carnivore in the forest. Wolverines, foxes, wolves, lynx and bears will take the hares if they can catch them. To survive, Snowshoe Hares must be fast and alert. Speaking of Nature. Jim Ferguson, 5313 River Road, RR 5, Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 3Z8. Phone 613-4322738; e-mail jamesh@nrtco.net.


Your Community Calendar is free for non-profit organizations. Just the five Ws please, and be sure to include a contact phone number. Renfrew-and-area events will be given priority. Items must be submitted by noon Friday, the week preceding publication. Send your item via fax at 613-432-6689 or via e-mail to peter.clark@metroland.com. March 6 A trivia night is scheduled for March 6 at 7 p.m. at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church at the corner of Plaunt and Quarry streets in Renfrew. Register your team name and numbers by March 2 at 613-4328528. You are allowed four to six people on your team, and the cost of $40 per team. Proceeds go to the United Church of Canada Mission and Service Fund. HELPING HANDS Helping Hands Thrift Store will hold a half-price and dollar sale starting March 5. Hours are Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Thrift Store is located at 290 Veterans Blvd. March 6 The Admaston Pastoral Charge World Day of Prayer service will be held Friday, March 6 at the Northcote United Church at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Stephen Vermette will be the speaker. Everyone is welcome. Please join us. March 7 James Hutchison, a local photographer, presents Landscapes of Western Canada at Burnstown United Church on Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Suitable for all ages. Organized by Burnstown Women’s Institute, with proceeds to the church’s building fund. Donations at the door. March 7 Workshop: Making Sense of Adolescence (March 7, 9:00-2:30, $40.00/person, $60.00/ couple, includes lunch). An educational workshop with Darlene Denis-Friske, Child & Youth Counsellor, which focuses on the shifts and changes in adolescence, and how to work with them, not against them! Call Karina at 613 623-8224 for details, and to register. March 11 Opeongo High School’s Sounds of the Silver Screen concert takes place Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Tickets are available at the door – $5 for adults and $4 for students and children. Proceeds are for the concert band’s trip to the Musicfest Nationals in Markham, Ont., this May. March 14 Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day festivities at the DACA Centre March 14 from 1 to 7 p.m. Fiddlers, stepdancers and singers will take to the stage; guest stars the Ryans, emcee Dai Bassett. Irish stew served all day.

March 15 Irish Music: On Sunday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m. a group of lady violin/fiddle players from Renfrew and surrounding area will be presenting an afternoon of Irish music in St. Francis Xavier Hall, Renfrew. Come and hear your favourites: When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Liberty Two-Step, the Irish Rovers, etc.

Admission $5. Call Jeff at 905-790-3614. May 8 Early bird tickets are available for $15 until March 31 for the May 8 performance by Ambush and Nudie and the Turks May 8 at the AFAC Wing. The price after is $20.

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March 17 Irish stew supper Tuesday, March 17 at Glasgow United Church from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Freewill donation at the door. March 20 The Horton Community Centre Dance is on Friday, March 20 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Music is by The Brysonaires and tickets are available at the Horton Township Office for $8 advance, $10 at the door. March 21 Haley United Church in Haley Station is holding its annual hot roast beef dinner on Saturday, March 21, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost is adults $12, children 6-12 years $6, and children five and under free. Wheelchair accessible. March 21 The Renfrew County Fiddlers are holding their monthly dance at the Renfrew Legion hall on March 21 starting at 8 p.m. A light lunch will be provided. Musicians are welcome. Come and listen or dance the evening away.

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McNab, Douglas part of high-speed proposal JOHN CARTER john.carter@metroland.com A re-issue of a request for proposals for high-speed Internet service in the area has paid off for McNab-Braeside and Admaston-Bromley, but not for Horton or Greater Madawaska. Reeve Peter Emon told his council the new proposal could provide service to up to 1,800 homes in McNab-Braeside. That would cover about three-quarters of the township, he noted. The proposal, which would feature Bell Aliant as the provider, would also include about 400 homes in the Douglas area. However, the proposal would affect only a couple of Greater Madawaska homes, up Highway 508 from Burnstown. Horton was shut out, with the company suggesting homes in the township not already covered by high-speed are too spread out

to make extending the service feasible. The proposal is the subject of an $815,000 application to the second phase of the Rural Connections grant program, created to help fund broadband service in rural Ontario. The announcement of which applications are successful is expected in May. The call for proposals was hurriedly re-issued after the first response did not provide any significant coverage for the four-township cluster. Emon said the disappointing results did not occur because of a lack of effort. “We had 12 to 15 meetings with suppliers, but nothing came out of it for us,” he said. “It’s unfortunate … west of Black Donald is still a black hole.” On the plus side, Bell Aliant has begun work on extending broadband service to the Calabogie area, Emon reported.

Greater Madawaska received a $230,000 grant in the first round of the grant program to subsidize the work. He said that there is still a chance the Dacre and Griffith-

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Urged to investigate impact JOHN CARTER john.carter@metroland.com A motion passed by McNabBraeside council Feb. 17 has taken new significance with the provincial government’s introduction of its Green Energy Act Feb. 23. One of the provisions of the proposed act gives the provincial environment ministry the power to approve wind turbines and solar farms instead of municipalities. The McNab-Braeside motion supports a resolution by Prince Edward County requesting federal and provincial government agencies to thoroughly investigate health and other concerns before approving wind farms. The resolution recommends the agencies dedicate resources “to the necessary scientific research to consider the impact

of low frequency noise and electrical and electo-magnetic disturbances in areas of industrial wind turbines with the intent to confirm/deny public health implications.” It also asks the seniors levels of government to “create and provide authoritative regulations and guidelines for the locating of wind turbines to municipalities and wind energy developers.” Mayor Mary Campbell said the resolution was worthy of support because it is more logical and specific than the Killaloe Hagarty and Richards motion asking for a 10-year moratorium on wind farms. McNab-Braeside council supported that motion at its Feb. 3 meeting, but most local municipalities have declined to back the call for a moratorium.

Community groups should run centre The Calabogie Community Centre should be run by a coalition of community groups, not the township, says Coun. Don Mercer. He made the comments Feb. 12 after council was informed a septic system malfunction at the community centre had postponed the Calabogie Winter Carnival from Feb. 13-15 to Feb. 20-22. He suggested the public would be better served if the hall was operated by a board made up of community group representatives, as the DACA Centre and the Griffith Lions Hall are.

“Let them run the hall and let them keep any money made,” he said. Mercer said he tried to set up a meeting of Calabogie area community groups to discuss the possibility, but to no avail. Reeve Peter Emon told council that carnival organizers felt there was no option but to delay the carnival a week because there would be no water or bathroom service at the centre on the Feb. 14 weekend. That would make carnival events such at the children’s games, chili cook-off and dance difficult to hold.

south to North Frontenac and Addington Highlands. “We’ll just have to wait for the third round, see what technology is available and see where we go from there,” said Emon.

HAHNEMANN CLINIC FOR HEILKUNST Kenwood Corporate Centre, 16 Edward St. South, Suite 115 Arnprior, ON, K7S 3W4

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Barker Motors Barr’s Sand & Gravel Bluewave Energy John A. Burnett Ltd. Clemmerdale Farms C&S Livestock Grant Crozier Excavating Dawson Crozier Logging Jordan Slater Barclay Dick & Son McDonald’s Restaurant McPhail & Perkins Furniture Foy’s Marine Fraser’s Clothes Shop G&S Farm Equipment Gourley’s Variety & Gas B.H. Helferty Insurance IPEX - Perry Crozier Mae Luker Logos Land Resort M&R Feeds & Farm Supply Alice Smaglinski - Pampered Chef Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy

Ross Peever - Remax Protyre Quality Seeds - Richard Brisco Renfrew Auto Glass Mac’s Milk - Arnprior Rona Building Centre Janet Springer Hair Design Brian Stokes James J. Smaglinski Constr. Shirley Francis Maureen Spring Hair Stylist Austin & Velma Berry Evan Brisco Darcy & Sandra Slater Garry & Marlene Brisco Bob Briscoe Shirley Briscoe - Alouette Mary Briscoe Ann Marie Crozier Chantal Rudy-Silpada David & Robert Reid Karl Murphy - Independent Financial Advisor

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Renfrew’s Historic Theatre

Feb. 27 to March 5 Slumdog Millionaire 7:30 p.m. Nightly

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Seedy Sunday in Pembroke March 8 This non-profit, seedsharing, experience-sharing event is sponsored by the Ottawa River Institute. The second annual Seedy Sunday in the Ottawa Valley will take place Sunday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pembroke’s Fellowes High School. Admission is free. All new and experienced gardeners and the curious are invited to attend. Organizers say Seedy Sunday is a remarkable phenomenon – as a series of separate events that have sprung up across the country since the first one in Vancouver in 1989. Gardeners, seed vendors, local food producers, growers of heritage

seeds and native plants, organic practitioners and environmental groups come together in a venue to learn from one another, exchange ideas and seeds, and purchase seeds and plants in an enjoyable social setting. It is a day to educate, learn and promote more sustainable methods of growing and the preservation and use of heirloom, organic and open-pollinated seeds. Bring one’s own seeds, plants or gardening things for exchange at the Swap Zone. Presentations will include Extending the Beauty of the Perennial Garden into the Fall, Growing Up Organic, Saving Your Own Seeds,

and Worms Making Black Gold. Food and refreshments are available, including a 100-Mile Lunch sold by the Ottawa Valley Food Cooperative. There will also be door prizes, a silent auction and a buskers corner that features several local musicians. Seedy Sunday is a nonprofit event, operated by volunteers and sponsored by the Ottawa River Institute (www.ottawariverinstitute.ca). Net proceeds will be donated to Seeds of Diversity (www.seeds.ca), a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of heritage seeds. For more details, contact Claire Lepine at 613628-1836 or Pat Tamosetis at 613-625-2277.

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Quest for the Best Maple Syrup Recipe Contest The Ottawa Valley is Maple Syrup Country. We invite you to welcome the natural taste of spring by entering your favourite Maple Syrup recipe and

YOU COULD WIN A $200 PRIZE. Show that your have the right ingredients to be the best in the region. The winner in each category will receive a fabulous prize valued at $200, their recipe showcased on Fulton’s website*, their picture on the Winners’ page and last but not least…Bragging Rights!

Quest for the Best Maple Syrup Recipe Categories: gories: Appetizers / Hors’doeuvres: $200 prize Salad Dressing: $200 prize Entrees /Main dish: $200 prize Dessert: $200 prize

Enter on line at: info@fultons.ca or fax: 613-256-2624 All entries must be received by Thursday, March 26 at 5:00pm Winners will be chosen at the Quest for the Best Taste Testing Event on Saturday, April 4th at 2:00pm at Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush #291, 6th Concession Rd, RR #1, Pakenham, On. K0A 2X0 tel:613-256-3867

www.fultons.ca All recipes become the property of Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush and may be presented on menus, books or any promotional material as required. *some restrictions apply

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The 12-team volleyball tournament at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School Feb. 7 raised $1,400 for the Renfrew long-term care faculty, Bonnechere Manor. Bonnechere Manor Foundation Board chairman Don Goulet accepts the cheque from organizer Jennifer Donegan of the tournament sponsor, Alternative Health Care Clinic.

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Landscapes of Western Canada focus of presentation Spend an evening with photographer James Hutchison, as he presents Landscapes of Western Canada. The presentation will be held at the Burnstown United Church on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 7 p.m. Proudly organized by the Burnstown WI, this is the fourth and last presentation in a series showcasing the many talents of our local photographers. Hutchison, of James Photography, loves to teach and share what he has learned. He will lead listeners on a photo tour from south of Medicine Hat, through the mighty Rockies into British Columbia, and then back to Calgary. The tour includes geology, water, and wildlife. Jim will also conduct a short show-and-tell on digital photography. A newcomer to Burnstown, James was introduced to photography as a young child by his father, who also loved taking pictures – both still and moving. After receiving his first camera as

AUCTION SALE Viewing 8 a.m. — at Cobden Agricultural Hall — Travel Hwy. 17 to Astrolabe Rd., Astrolabe Rd. to Fairgrounds 2002 Chev Impala LS Sports Edition, fully loaded, 130,000 km, Certified. 1995 Park Ave. 4 door sedan, as is. 2 h.p. Honda 4 stroke outboard, 12 ft. alum. boat, good canoe, trailer axles, table saw, Delta mitre saw, electric plane, biscuit cutter, sander, 4 air nailers cons. pk., shop air filtration system, HD dump trailer, many hand tools. Quality paintings, large ass't. of quality glass, carnival, china, etc. China cabinet, dressers, vanities, quality end tables, dining room set, ornate furniture from overseas, are a few of the items selling in this quality sale. Visit www.revelstewart.com “HOPE YOU CAN BE WITH US”

Stewart’s Auctions, Cobden, Ont. (613) 646-7649

INFORMATION MEETING Wildlife and Predator Compensation and

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Community Living Renfrew County South clients Cathy Cuff, left, and Sarah Senack, right, are only too happy to provide this $80 cheque to Cathy Leclaire of the Renfrew and District Food Bank. The proceeds are from Community Living’s Christmas luncheon. “It’s always a good turnout,” said support worker Alana Peer, indicating that clients and staff are asked to donate one dollar apiece to attend the luncheon and gift exchange. The money will be spent on food, which is in shorter supply after a “terrible” month of February for donations. The food bank’s major needs are juice, peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables, crackers, cereal and canned meat. Drop-offs can be made at the old Victoria School, 167 Bruce Street, in Renfrew. For more details, call 613-433-9901. Mercury Weekender photo by STEVE NEWMAN

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the news release said. “I’m particularly excited for the release of this year’s cookbook,” says Julie McBride, a dedicated OSPCA volunteer. “I would rather spend my time volunteering at the animal shelter than in the kitchen,” McBride said. The OSPCA invites people to submit their favourite fast-meal recipe, along with a picture of their pet, stories, jokes and tall tales. Nora Johnson and the staff of Turbo Graphics plan to advertise, collect recipes, design and print the books. Recipes and photo submission will be collected until March 14 and the cookbook will make its debut at the 2009 Showcase April 17 to 19 at the Petawawa Civic Centre. The shelter says cookbooks will also by sold by local businesses who have offered their support. All recipes, stories and photos can be dropped off at Turbo Graphics at 185 Pembroke St. W, faxed to 613-735-7128 or e-mailed to turbographics-on.aibn.com.

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Anita O’Brien, Sheep Specialist with OMAFRA

SPCA moves dinner to the fast lane Supper on the table in 20 minutes or less? That’s what the Renfrew County Branch of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) is offering with the sixth edition of its fundraising cookbook. The OSPCA has once again partnered with Turbo Graphics to raise funds to help the shelter continue its vital work in the community. In 2008 the Petawawa shelter helped more than 1,300 animals – no small task for a tiny animal shelter that works solely on donations from generous supporters. Last year’s Multicultural Cuisine cookbook was a huge success. The edition featured community recipes, pictures and stories. “This year’s edition will follow this community-based theme again, but plans to speed things up,” says a SPCA news release. “Recipes that will be included in the cookbook will be meals that can be prepared in 20 minutes or less – because we all know that at the end of a long day, nobody wants to spend their spare time slaving over a hot stove,”

an adolescent, James was hooked. Years later, he inherited his dad’s Pentax SLR, with a myriad of lenses and attachments, and it was not long before he was shooting friends’ weddings, portraits, and anything that caught his eye. Hutchison is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography, a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and is a trained interpreter with the Mountain Parks Heritage Association. Now in business as James Photography, he still enjoys his hobby as much as ever, and is always trying something new, whether out in the field, or in front of his computer screen. He shoots 100 per cent digital, though he hangs on to his film cameras just in case the urge hits. The photo tour will be held upstairs at the Burnstown United Church and is suitable for all ages. Admission is by donation, with donations going to the church’s building fund.

RENFREW COUNTY FEDERATION OF AGRICULTURE

PAUL D'AOUST & AGNES BARNET SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. for

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Couture named new OPP Eastern Region Commander OPP Chief Superintendent Gary Couture is the new OPP Eastern Region Commander. Couture had been Commander in an acting capacity for the past year, before the appointment was made official Jan. 16. “During his 23-year career with the OPP, Gary has been assigned to various positions in four regions, as well as at general headquarters in Orillia,” Commissioner Julian Fantino said in a Feb. 2

Krysten Sheedy holds up her winning picture.

Nancy Matschke of Red Wolf Retreat congratulates Travis Sheedy.

There were two wins this year from the Sheedy family at September’s Rural Ramble. Travis Sheedy and his sister Krysten Sheedy were both collecting their prizes. Travis won a draw for an overnight stay in one of the yurts at the Red Wolf Retreat for him and his family. Krysten was the winner of the 14th Annual Rural Ramble colouring contest. Krysten won an official Rural Ramble t-shirt by submitting a coloured picture and questionnaire about their time on the ramble. According to Nicole Wilson, tourism communications coordinator for the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association, Krysten Sheedy’s submission stood out above the rest for having attended five sites in one day; with MacLaren Orchards being her favourite and Red Wolf Retreat being the most educational. Krysten and her brother Travis rambled with their par-

ents and one other family. “The Rural Ramble has become part of our heritage. Every year, thousands of visitors attend to experience rural living first-hand. Next year, the Rural Ramble will be celebrating its 15th anniversary and already the organizing committee is making plans. “Once again, we will encourage children like Krysten to enter our contest. As well, we always welcome new displays and sites on the Ramble,” said OVTA manager Mitchell Wilkie. The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association, in conjunction with the Agricultural Leadership Advisory Committee, organizes the Rural Ramble. The 15th edition of the two-day educational event will take place Sept. 26 and 27, 2009. For more information on or to become an official site of the Rural Ramble, please visit www.ottawavalley.org.

news release. “He has extensive experience, including that gained while serving as Commander of the Marathon and City of Kawartha Lakes detachments and director of support, Eastern Region. Chief Superintendent Couture said he is fortunate to lead a group of dedicated men and women “whose focus is to offer the OPP’s service excellence and professionalism to the many great communities we have in Eastern Region.”

Dual Rural Ramble win for family

Pat Blandford, right, president of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital (RVH) Auxiliary, recently made a donation to the RVH Foundation courtesy of her employer, the TD Bank. The TD Caring/ Sharing program provides a $500 donation on behalf of employees or retirees who have volunteered more than 40 hours in a year to a specific cause. Blandford encourages other volunteers in the region to check for similar programs offered by their employers, and to take advantage of this opportunity to support local causes such as RVH. Accepting the donation is RVH Foundation director Barb Desilets.

Problem Gambling Prevention Month in Renfrew

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Barns built then and now for cows’ feed-tossing behaviour was a broken water bowl during the night. That way no flood waters greeted me in the morning. My parents had a saying in Dutch that went something like “brushing and polishing cows is as important as feeding them.” Brushing cows brings up hair and dust. It’s a job that would be okay if there were two or three cows to do – you know, like having a horse or two – but with a barn full of dairy cows, it’s not a pleasant job.

Brushing and polishing milking dairy cows isn’t done like it was in the olden days. Most large dairy herds are housed in large free-stall barns and are never brushed. Feed tossing is also a problem in the freestall barns. Some farmers have a little tractor with a front blade angled and they drive up and down the feed alley pushing the feed back in. A robot feed pusher is now available in Canada. It weighs 575 kilograms – 500 kg of

that is a cement block for weight. Lely, the Dutch company that developed the Lely Astronaut robotic milking system, developed the spaceship-shaped Juno. Lely says the feed pusher saves time and gives farmers the flexibility and freedom to devote their energy to other tasks. Other tasks? But maybe it’s also for the dairy farmer who doesn’t want to spend all that quality time with his cows – but with his family or playing hockey.

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For PRESTON & TERRY CULL to be held at 923 Spence Road, Douglas, Ont. Off Hwy 60 between Renfrew & Douglas, or off Cobden/Eganville Hwy on to Spence Road

Welcomes Katherine Willow, ND March 31 — 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Viewing on sale day after 11:00 a.m. 60 WESTERN COWS Charolais/Simmental/Limousin X-Bred cows Bred Charolais/Simmental/or Angus

FREE SEMINAR

Katherine will be joining us from the Carp Ridge Echo Wellness Center in Carp to answer any questions you may have about your health. As a Naturopath Doctor, she is especially interested in the emotional aspects of disease, which are often the root cause of the problem and sustainability.

Some with calves at foot. Vaccinated, Ivomec, and are vet checked.

TERMS: Cash or Cheque with ID — Lunch Available Auctioneer: Preston Cull, R.R. #1, Douglas, Ont. 613-649-2378 Owner or Auctioneer not responsible in case of accident or theft.

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By MAYNARD VAN DER GALIEN Dairy cows have some really bad habits. They can be terribly messy. They toss the feed they have in front of them and throw it out of reach, just like little children do. It’s called feed tossing behaviour. They toss it away with their nose. If you’ve been in a Pennsylvania bank barn, or the other types of large barns that were constructed throughout Ontario in the early part of the last century, you’ll see that carpenters in those days built an enclosed feed manger. The mangers were about three feet wide and had a front that was about three feet in height and built out of lumber or cement. The enclosed mangers were good when feeding grain and silage, as it prevented the cows from tossing feed where they couldn’t reach it. It wasn’t a cure when feeding hay because they could easily whip the hay over the side – especially flakes of baled hay. The enclosed mangers had disadvantages. Farmers couldn’t just dump a wheelbarrow full of silage into the manger. It had to be forked in. The enclosed mangers were harder to clean out. As I recall, mangers were left open in most barns constructed after the 1950s when corn silage became popular with dairy farmers. Silage was easy to dump in front of the animals and it was a simple task to remove any course leftovers. But the one disadvantage was mangers had to be swept in with a broom during the day when the cows were eating. When cows toss feed away they must reach ahead to get it with their tongue. That wears the bolts in a stanchion tie system as the bolts wear thin and eventually break off. Some cows also throw feed along their side and over their back while eating. That’s messy. I always spent 5-10 minutes in the dairy barn before retiring for the night – something my father always did when I was a kid. I’d sweep in the last bit of remaining feed and check the cows for signs of heat (for breeding A.I.). If a cow was restless, that meant something. I considered it good quality time spent with the cows. It meant going out in the cold for a walk to the barn at around 9 or 10 p.m. Most of the cows would be lying down and content as sleeping children. Water was always shut off at night in case there

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will be strictly enforced on all township roads from February 1st to May 31st inclusive, or later if conditions warrant. Vehicle loads will be restricted to 5 tonnes per axle on all Township Roads where appropriate signs have been erected. Signs may be erected anytime after February 1, 2009, depending on weather conditions.

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Employment terms for the following positions have yet to be determined; however, students are normally engaged for approximately 16 weeks. Start date is flexible, but typically commences during the first week of May. The availability of these positions is subject to funding approval by Town Council. Development & Works - Public Works Garage - 40 hour work week (Monday – Thursday) Development & Works - Environmental Student – 40 hour work week (Tuesday – Saturday) Development & Works - Planning Student – 35 hour work week (Monday - Friday) Development & Works - GIS/Engineering Student – 35 hour work week (Monday - Friday) Finance – Treasury Student – 35 hour work week (Monday - Friday)

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Parks and Recreation Department Summer Student – 8 positions. Summer jobs are posted online and individuals interested in ANY OF THE ABOVE employment opportunities may submit a resume, including a cover letter by mail, in person, or email at www.town.renfrew.on.ca. If sending by mail, please be specific as to position and department, Town of Renfrew, 127 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, ON K7V 1P8 Please note only successful applicants will be notified.

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Conner Lowe of Dacre is this spiffy Spiderman during Horton Winter Carnival face-painting last Saturday. The day’s Horton the Elephant theme told participants that everyone Val Miller puts the finishing touches on this fine-looking butterfly, five-year-old is important, no matter how big or small. Abby Heaslip of Renfrew. Mercury Weekender photos by STEVE NEWMAN

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Roy Campbell of Circus Delights has Conner Heideman of Eganville a touch concerned as the two perform a balancing act during Saturday’s well-received Magic Show.

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Dawson Newberry is totally content playing in the always-popular grainbox, as his mom, Jane Newberry looks on. There were also children’s outdoor games, for which all kids received participation ribbons and zipper pulls for their coats. The zipper pulls were beaded with such words as caring and kindness.

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE

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Offer ends March 1, 2009. Available with compatible devices within Bell Mobility high speed mobile network coverage areas. Long distance and roaming charges (including foreign taxes) may apply outside your local area. Upon early termination, price adjustment charges apply. Subject to change without notice; not combinable with other offers. Taxes extra. Other conditions apply. (1) Available to existing customers on a postpaid plan. Apply to local calls at start of next bill cycle and over a 30 day period; allow 4 to 6 weeks. 100 minutes shared between members on the same Share plan. (2) Data charges apply if you do not subscribe to a data plan or unlimited Mobile Browser. Unlimited NHL bundle available in addition to a Bell Mobility monthly plan as a standalone feature or as part of the Fun 25 bundle, select Smartphone bundles or select Smartphone Combo plans. Current content is for 2008-2009 season only, is subject to change and black-out periods may apply without notice. Limited content with certain devices, while roaming and during off season. Service subject to change without notice. Taxes extra. Other conditions apply; see bell.ca/NHLmobile. NHL and the NHL Shield are registered trademarks and Unlimited NHL is a trademark of the National Hockey League. © NHL 2009. All Rights Reserved.

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ments not to make next time. In order to be handling better, we made changes, but they were too drastic.” It was the second straight year crashing at the Bonnechere Cup, but as his home track he says he’s eager for more exposure on Eganville‘s nearly half-mile oval. After winning a few hundred dollars last weekend, Harris says it’s “enough to make me want to come back for more. It’s not for the cash, but more for the win and the memories.” Supporters looking over the weekend included sponsors, friends, and parents Mary and Nathan of Admaston-Bromley. “I guess as a parent you have mixed emotions.You know how much he wants to do that, but also have that fear that something bad is going to happen,” said his dad of the risk factor in races that have competitors reaching 160 kilometres per hour. See BONNECHERE CUP, Page 17

Above, Ben Harris of Douglas does postrace work on his sled during last weekend’s Bonnechere Cup. At left, he’s joined by one of his biggest supporters, his father Nathan. Mercury Weekender photos by STEVE NEWMAN

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Bonnechere Cup action in Eganville FROM PAGE 16 At the same time, his father, also a keen snowmobiler, says he loves watching his son and others race. A tender leg and sore ribs were part of the bargain Sunday, but Harris will be back racing this weekend. New York state friends and racers Craig House and Mason Hamilton are driving out to Winnipeg for the

Western Canadian Power Toboggan Championships and taking Harris’s sled along. Harris will then fly out later this week to join them. Meanwhile, Harris is battling Eric Friggon of Pownal, Maine for third in the Eastern Pro Tour’s pro stock 600 standings, in which House and Hamilton are first and second respectively. In the Bonnechere Cup’s pro champ

division, defending overall champion Dustin Wahl of Minnesota won the 209 overall after capturing the division finals Saturday and Sunday. Rivals included seven-time Bonnechere Cup champion Jacques Villeneuve, who was third Sunday. The 2009 Eastern Pro Tour’s last of five stops is March 14-15 in Roberval, Que.

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club in the respect that it is a fundraiser and a portion of the proceeds is used to send the young Renfrew wrestlers to other tournaments within Eastern Canada and throughout the province of Ontario. The 2009 Renfrew Rumble list of local medal winners follows: GIRLS Gold: Lily Warren, STA; Jessica Hackbarth, OLF; Grace Henricks, RAWC; Theresa Hackbarth, LOF; Ida Yates-Laverty, McNab;

Taylor Cameron, Central; Brittany Smith, STA; Amy Siroski, OLF; Molly McFarland, QEPS; Kayla Moyneur, OLF, Sydney Phillips, QEPS; Leicy Ditmar, RAWC; Alisenne MacLean, RAWC. Silver: Kaylee Senack, QEPS; Chelesea Bernard, OLF; Samantha Smith, STA; Angel Smith, QEPS; Makalia Miller, Centre; Katie Moore, Central; Nicoletta Mitchell, McNab; MacKenzie Storie, QEPS; Sarah Malatesta, STA; Athena Mitchell, QEPS; Krysteen

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Sports Local wrestlers compete in Cambridge LARRY HANNIMAN Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club members competed in a Cambridge tournament last weekend. The local contingent was up against some 270 wrestlers. This tournament helped the team prepare for the upcoming provincials in Thunder Bay and the Eastern Canadian Championships in Orillia, and also showed Renfrew wrestlers what southern Ontario had to offer. Jake Cartman once again stepped to the top of the podium following a win a few weekends ago at the cadet provincial championships where he won the cadet title while still being a bantam. Zach Herbert, Teddy Wolfe, Jesse Wilson and Michael Wales all had to compete in the same age group and weight class which can be a wrestler’s and coach’s nightmare. All are strong athletes and capable of winning medals. In a large weight class these four boys finished second through fifth respectively. Taylor Cameron, after deal-

ing with some tournament jitters, wrestled some solid matches. Coaches were very pleased with her performance and coach ability. She listened and took suggestions and acted on them to finish the day with a silver medal. Brittany Smith used her positive attitude to capture her silver in a large weight class. As a first-year bantam she could return next season as a very solid competitor. Focusing on and learning additional technique will greatly improve her performance. Corey St. Michael had an incredible day, wrestling his way to a silver medal while young Dawson Brown and Mason Dean both captured gold. A pleasant surprise, said coach Ed Wales, was young Colton Warren who wrestled his way to his first competition gold. Alex Herbert had straight pins to capture his title. Although, not winning gold, Josie-Lynn Diotte continued to show everyone she has promise. A new wrestler in the tough bantam division, she has continued to become a stronger

wrestler and will be a strong bantam next season for certain, said coach Grant Lavallee. UPCOMING EVENTS There are still a few more tournaments to help ready this team for the Eastern Canadian championships the first weekend of May. First is the Grant Lavallee Qualifier on Monday, March 9 at the AFAC Wing to help the club select a team that will represent Renfrew. All spectators are welcome. The team then settles in to practise and prepare for their first tournament in Oshawa. A group will travel to the provincial championships in Thunder Bay and then to the Eastern Canadian championships in Orillia. Fundraising is required to help these young athletes. Chocolate bars are being sold, a bottle drive has been planned and tag days set. The wrestling club thanks the community in advance for their outstanding support and help in giving our youth a positive direction.

Rumble draws 150 competitors From Page 17 Renfrew Rumble boys and team results follow.

Phillips, QEPS; Zack Herbert, Admaston; Collin Kopetoske, McNab.

BOYS Gold: Eric Stoppa, STA; Dawson Brown, Admaston; Brandon Fortin, Central; Ben Sterling, OLF; Nolan Saumure, STA; Clinton Douglas, QEPS; Cory St. Michael, St. Joseph’s HS; Zack Herbert, Admaston; Jacob Deschamps, QEPS; Travis MacFarlane, Central; Cody Miron, Central; Alex Herbert, Admaston; Jordan Deschamps, QEPS; Jake Cartman, StJ HS (2); Ethan Hogan, McNab; Brandon McDonald, QEPS; Billy Shalla, QEPS; Collin Atherton, RAWC.

Bronze: Kaiden Clements, McNab; Brendan Forster, McNab; Nathan Plunkett, Admaston; Beau Cameron, OLF; Alex Forster, McNab; Michael Wales, QEPS; Tommy Bootland, McNab; Nathaniel Smith, QEPS; Zach Pudsey, QEPS; Brandon Kerr, Admaston; Colton Warren, STA.

Silver: Logan Picard, RAWC; Ryan Fortin, Central; David Gauthier, OLF; Joseph St. Michael, OLF; Devon Winters, StJ HS; Jesse Wilson, StJ HS; Tedy Wolf, StJ HS; Skylar Schultz, OLF; Ben McNulty, OLF; Mason Dean, Admaston; Bryson Lines, QEPS; Joey Hanniman, OLF; James Foran, StJ HS; Adam Picard, StJ HS; Ryan

TEAM RESULTS All of these team results are male and female combined. • Novice: 1. Our Lady of Fatima, 2. St. Thomas the Apostle, 3. Kingston. • Kids: 1. Queen Elizabeth Public School. 2. St. Thomas the Apostle, 3. Pontiac. • Bantam 1) St. Joseph’s High School, 2. St. Thomas the Apostle, 3. Pontiac. • Cadet: 1. Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club, 2. St. Thomas the Apostle, 3. Kingston. The annual Grant Lavallee Qualifier is set for Monday, March 9 at the AFAC Wing.

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LIZZY, #3322 Lizzy is a three-year-old black and white spayed female. She was brought to the shelter in January after being found in Braeside. Lizzy had been on her own for a while and was in pretty rough shape but is now a healthy, gentle and friendly cat. Lizzy loves attention and being close to you. She likes gentle brushing, which she will need regularly to keep her coat beautiful. Lizzy tolerates most other cats but would really prefer a home where she is the only feline, no dogs please. LEVI, #3281 Levi is a black, nine-month-old, neutered male who has been at the shelter since early November 2008 after being found in Arnprior. He was brought to the shelter with a badly broken hind leg that required surgery, but is healing very well and has full mobility of hind leg. Levi is a lively, affectionate, happy-go-lucky cat who gets along great with other cats and loves to play with them. He enjoys being cuddled and fussed over and is playful and happy. You can call the Arnprior and District Humane Society at 613-623-0916 between noon and 5 p.m. or visit the website www.arnpriorhumanesociety.ca. The shelter is in need of Whiskas Meaty selections dry cat food, liquid laundry soap, pet clippers/ brushes and combs and paper towels. Shelter hours are from Monday to Saturday 12 to 5 p.m.

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The Renfrew Bantam Timberwolves host their six-team hockey tournament Saturday at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. The tournament features the Mississippi Thunder Kings, West Carleton Warriors, and Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League

rivals Valley Storm, Pembroke Kings, Arnprior Packers and the Wolves. The Bantam Wolves take on Valley Storm in the tournament opener at 9 a.m. Renfrew’s second game is against West Carleton at 1 p.m.

C, B and A championship games are scheduled for 3, 4 and 5 p.m. The Bantam Wolves are also awaiting an opponent in the Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League final, which they hope to get underway some time next week.

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This year’s annual Perth Gun Show is set for April 18-19 at the Perth Community Centre, 2 Beckworth Street East. You are invited to buy, sell

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IRISH TOASTS In the time of the Irish chieftains, from the first through the twelfth centuries, poets were revered as highly as the kings themselves. Each king had his own poet. With the arrival of Saint Patrick and his monks in the fifth century, the written word began to complement the oral traditions. Thanks to Patrick's lasting influence, the Irish were one of the few literate people in Europe throughout the dark Ages. Their reverence for the spoken and written word has remained unswerving. Most of the Irish get their first practice at storytelling, blarney, and other verbal arts in the pubs. These are not just places to raise a glass, but a place to gather with other people, friends , family, even strangers. The verse is as rich and flowing as the Guinness. As the glasses fill and empty, patrons tell and retell their tales,

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The Renfrew Curling Club was the site of the Renfrew Senior Men’s Invitational Bonspiel Friday, Feb. 27. Winners of the first draw was the Renfrew team, from left, of lead Burt Virgin, second Ted Digel, vice Greg Savicky and skip Gary Sylvester. The second draw was won by Cliff Reddick’s rink from the Granite Curling Club of Ottawa. Reddick’s foursome included vice D. Wilson, second Dave Barr and lead Reg Evans. The high game winner for the day was a team from the Deep River Curling Club comprised of skip Bob French, vice Martin James, second Floyd Miller and lead Ray Kasaboski. The 16-team bonspiel also included teams from Shawville, Killaloe, Eganville, Cobden, Arnprior, Manotick and Ottawa’s Navy Curling Club. Photo courtesy of THERESA MANN

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Arnprior Chronicle Guide 116 John St. N., Arnprior

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Canadian Gazette 53 Bridge St., Carleton Place

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HELEN VINCENT Broker of Record Res. 432-3711

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

330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3

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159 McNEE RD.

WATERFRONT LOT ON GOLDEN LAKE — 136' of sand beach – depth of lot is 230 ft. – well treed – easy access from Hwy. 60. A beautiful spot (just past Deacon!) Call Helen @ 432-0058.

468 GILLAN RD. EXECUTIVE LIVING — in this custom built bungalow – 2 levels completely finished – all hardwood on 1st level – deluxe kitchen – spacious family rm. – 2 baths – games rm. or 4th bedroom – X-large paved drive – fenced rear yard. Call Helen @ 432-0058.

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155 TASSE AVE. 3 BEDROOM WELL MAINTAINED BUNGALOW — with LR – 3 pce. bath – rear shed for storage – easy access – full basement – gas heat. Call Helen @ 432-0058.

166 HARAMIS DR. SOON TO BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION — A custom 3 BR bungalow with 2 baths, laundry on main floor – dble. garage – open concept living space – full basement – fully serviced lot & Tarion Warrantied. Call Helen for details & floor plan 432-0058.

PRIME PROPERTY! 117 MAPLE GROVE LANE, MINK LAKE DON'T MISS THIS ONE! — Beautiful beach, fully landscaped – yr. round road access – 4 bedrom 2 level maintenance free home – sleep cabin at rear of property – deck – custom interior – 2 baths. What a home! Come and see this with me. Helen 432-0058.

300 COBUS RD. COUNTRY LIVING ON THE EDGE OF TOWN — 3 BR raised ranch with 4th BR & family rm. + 3 pce. bath in lower level – upper level has a magnificent view of the adjacent meadows – carport – 1 acre of land – an excellent address. Call Helen to see it @ 432-0058.

293 WADE AVENUE COMPLETELY RENOVATED 2 STOREY, 4 BEDROOM HOME — 2-1/2 baths – dble. lot – dble. car garage – paved drive – 2 fireplaces – custom kitchen – all new flooring, windows, doors – landscaped to perfection (front & rear). A must to see! Call Helen @ 432-0058.

420 PRIEST CAMP RD. MINK LAKE 94 FT. OF WATERFRONT AND 2 ACRES OF LAND — Dble. car det. garage plus workshop – 3 bedrooms – 2 baths – large living rm. & kitchen – fireplace – cozy screened porch overlooking the beautiful lake plus decking. You'll love it when you see it! Call Helen @ 432-0058.

LOTS FOR SALE “In-town and Out-of-town” – GOSHEN RD. – HURD'S LAKE (Rosebrugh Rd.) – PINNACLE RD. – 5 acres. 186 PINNACLE RD. AS BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AS OUTSIDE! — Panoramic views from every window! 3 bedroom custom built home – family rm. – separate dining rm. – hardwood flooring – dble. car garage – paved drive – southern deck. Call Helen to see this! 432-0058.

CALABOGIE 15 JIM WALLACE RD. SKI COUNTRY & SUMMER FUN — 3 BR bungalow – 2 baths – private setting – well maintained home – full basement – deck at rear. Call Helen @ 432-0058.

75 McLEAN ST. 3 BEDROOM ALL BRICK BUNGALOW — Freshly painted – some new flooring – rec. rm. in lower level – great privacy at rear – c/air – newer roof & windows. Call Helen @ 432-0058.

– HARAMIS DR. (Manor Estates Subdivision) (fully serviced). – ELK ST. & FOXDEN ST. (Hunter's Gate Subdivision) (fully serviced). – COMMERCIAL BLDG. LOT – Raglan St. S.

HUNTER'S GATE SUBDIVISION (Just off Gillan Rd.)

“Renfrew's Pride of Construction” SUNDAY, MARCH 8th 2 - 4 p.m.

ELK STREET Beautiful Garden Homes Ready for occupancy Come and join me there! RW-39 293611

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Sports Strong tourney for Times Fiber Times Fiber won its division at the Petawawa bantam house hockey tournament over the weekend, before being up-ended in the playoff round. The Renfrew squad tied the Nepean Krushers 2-2 on Greg Gavin’s goal with three seconds remaining, doubled the Petawawa Thrashers 4-2 and topped the Nepean Sting 5-1 to

take their division. King Sportswear of Ottawa nipped Times Fiber 3-1 in a playoff encounter. Joe Pilgrim and David Cooco had three goals in the tournament, and Gavin and Jonah O’Connor a pair for Times Fiber. Anthony Burton and Kyle English added singles. Dustin Howard col-

lected three assists, while English and Brett Villamere had two helpers each versus the Sting. Justin Lacourse went the distance between the pipes, yielding just eight goals in four games. Times Fiber will meet Eganville in the second round of the Upper Ottawa Valley bantam house league playoffs.

Packers force series to seventh game The Arnprior Packers have battled back to force a seventh and deciding game with the Stittsville Royals in the Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey League playoffs. Once down 3-1 in the best-of-seven Valley Division quarterfinal, Arnprior stayed alive with a 5-4 overtime triumph in Stittsville last Thursday evening. Inclement weather forced the cancellation of Friday night’s game six. But

that didn’t slow the Packers down. If anything, they sped up as Arnprior won the rescheduled contest Sunday evening at the Nick Smith Centre by a resounding 8-0 count. Game seven was played last night in Stittsville. The winner meets the defending division champion Carleton Place Legion Kings in the Valley Division final, which should start Friday night in Carleton Place.

RENFREW COUNTY LOIS BUTSON

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

Sales Representative

Res. 613-432-2206

330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3 $

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3 lots on Hwy. 508 in Calabogie … just minutes away from excellent skiing, golf & fishing & only 45 minutes from Ottawa … perfect for home or “getaway”.

It's Your Move! POTENTIAL FOR MANY USES — Commercial zoned, high traffic area, gas heat. Call Lois 432-1829.

BRING THE FAMILY — 3 BR, hdwd. flooring, 1-1/2 baths, fireplace, large lot. Call Lois 432-1829.

MOVE-IN CONDITION — 3 BR, 2 baths, hdwd. flooring, c/air, gas furnace, deck & fenced yard. Call Lois 432-1829.

Thinking of Relocating? Call Lois anytime … find out the current value of your home. Call Lois 432-1829. RW-39 293700

RENFREW COUNTY PETER VINCENT

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

Sales Representative

Cell

613-432-0319

330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3

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COUNTRY LIVING IN HORTON TWP. 1645 Eady RD, Tarion Warranty, many upgrades, hardwood flooring, central air. MLS# 717142 3+1 Bedrooms.

OPEONGO RD. BUNGALOW $169,900. Upgraded septic system, newer windows, 3+1 bedrooms, large lot overlooking the golf course. Call Peter for deMLS#701496 tails.

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only THREE LEFT in this desirable location. Call Peter for details.

EIGHTH ST. BUNGALOW $169,900. Four bedroom, finished basement, hardwood flooring, new roof 2008, MLS# 714201 pool, central air/gas heat.

DON'T RENT — BUY 44 Denise Lane, minutes from town, established location, large master BR with ensuite bath, bright and spacious, a must MLS# 712740 see. 293625


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Eighth Jamie Wright Memorial Fish Derby in the books STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com Jamie Wright would have been pleased. Three-hundred-andninety-three fishermen ventured out onto Calabogie Lake last Saturday for the eighth annual Jamie Wright Fishing Derby, named in memory of the avid Burnstownarea fisherman who died when electrocuted on the job in 2001. The president of the Calabogie Fish and Game Club at the time, he was just 31 years old. “An outdoorsman, a good fellow,” is how current club president Brian Moran described Wright. Among Saturday’s participants were 11year-old Adam Wright, who says he remembers his dad (Jamie) as loving fishing, hunting and working on derby cars. Adam, along with cousin Justin, had a hoot Saturday despite the cold, but sunny, conditions on the icy, snowscarce Calabogie Lake. “I love it. It’s just fun. I take after my dad,” said Adam, who caught numerous small perch with “worms and really small hooks.” Some profits from Saturday’s derby will go into hunting education for youth whose families are affiliated with the Calabogie Fish and Game Club. Last year, the club spent $1,200 on hunting courses for six youngsters and other money for boatThis Renfrew family took in the eighth annual Jamie Wright Memorial Fish Derby. ing licences. This year, From left are James and Bobbie-Jo Anderson and their children, Emily, 6, Teeghan, the club hopes to spend 3, and Shohann, 8. Having a snooze nearby, in a warm vehicle, was six-month-old some of its proceeds on turkey hunting safety Caileigh.

Adam Wright, left, and his cousin, Justin Wright, weigh in with several of the small perch they caught. The Calabogie Fish and Game Club’s annual ice fishing derby is named in memory of Adam’s dad, Jamie. Mercury photos by STEVE NEWMAN courses for youth. About 50 donors, who each provided $10 to $200, helped make the 2009 derby a success, said president Moran. PRIZE WINNERS The top prize of $600, based on a random draw, went to Brandon Williamson of Manotick. Eighteen pike, and no pickerel, were weighed in, including a 5.6-pound pike for Bob Berger for second place. Jim Rouselle’s 3.4-lb. pike took third. Zoe McKechnie’s 2.6lb. pike took top junior honours, while Erica Dupuis and Doscha Giffin were the second and third juniors respectively. Justin Wright and David Parsons tied for the most fish caught by a junior. Random prize winners included John Ger-

vais of Calabogie who took home $572 from the 50/50 and James Collins of Renfrew who won the two $100 bills. Other winners were Donna Brydges with fishing and hunting equipment; Jason Klassen with an all-inclusive fishing weekend package; and Mike Wright with a lapping experience at Calabogie MotorSports Park. Six special prizes for youth were four reconditioned bicycles and new helmets, and two fishing rods. The volunteers included Jamie Wright’s mom, Mary, who worked in the kitchen. The Calabogie Fish and Game Club has more than 300 members, including a large percentage of Americans who live or stay in the area, especially in summer and fall.

Pitt Contracting knocks off league-leading Kelly Homes in SNHL action PETER CLARK peter.clark@metroland.com Pitt Contracting handed leagueleading Kelly Homes its first loss in 10 games in Saturday Night Hockey League action Monday evening at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. Randy Smith’s second goal of the night with 2:55 remaining snapped a 3-3 deadlock, sending Pitt on to a 5-3 victory. Adam Reddy, Tim Angus and Corey Dougherty added singles for Pitt Contracting.

Steve Miller backstopped the win on 20 saves. Greg Gould had two Kelly Homes markers, and assisted on a Travis Hiderman goal. Nathan Corbin blocked 12 shots. The loss was Kelly Homes’ first since Dec. 29. SLEDZZ 7, MICKEY”S 2 Sledzz Smokin BBQ turned back Mickey’s Promotions 7-2, sparked by the play of the Mullen brothers.

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Denver (2G, 3A), Walker (1G), Chad (1G) and Skyler (2A) all contributed on the scoresheet. Dave The Mule Gallagher, Chad Miller and Sean Lecuyer (1G, 2A) also connected. Steve Bowes made 12 saves for Sledzz. Rob Donohue and Barry Pilgrim put Mickey’s on the scoreboard. Jeremy Scobie stepped between the pipes for Mickey’s and kicked away 29 of 36 Sledzz shots. Mickey’s Promotions takes on the Legion Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Pitt

Contracting and Coco Jarry’s take to the ice in the 10:30 p.m. time slot. The Legion and Kelly Homes lock horns Monday at 9:30 p.m., followed by Mickey’s Promotions and J&K Storage at 10:30 p.m. Pitt’s and the Legion meet at 10 p.m. Tuesday. Standiings: Kelly Homes 39 points, Sledzz Smokin BBQ 29, Pitt Contracting 29, Coco Jarry’s 28, Legion 22, Mickey’s 17, J&K Storage 6.


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Sports RENFREW PIZZERIA TOPS OPPOSITION Renfrew Pizzeria captured top honours at the Cobden novice house hockey tournament Feb. 21. In front row from left are second-year novice team members Nicholas Wright, Darin Verch, Connery Campbell, Katie Hill and Nicholas Crozier; and standing, first-year players Tyler Blackburn, Lucas Crozier, Mason Lynch, Matthew Finan, Brendan Hill, Morgan Virgin and Daniel Brisco. Photo courtesy of THERESA BRYDGES

RENFREW COUNTY ROSS PEEVER

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

Sales Representative Res.

613-432-5394

330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3

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53 KNIGHT ST., RENFREW DO YOU LIKE THE TOWN BUT WANT TO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY? — This home is for you, with little TLC. Try this on. 3 BDR, 1 - 4 pc. upstairs, kit., LR, DR plus summer kit. Storage or granny suite possibilities. Lot 86' x 396. Call Ross 433-1133 for further details.

552 MINEVIEW RD. MAINTENANCE FREE VINYL SIDED BUNGALOW — Built in 1992. Open concept kit., DR, large LR, 3 BDR, 1 - 4 pc. bath, FA oil with air tight wood stove in basement plus electric heat, separate large storage shed, 38' by 28'. Call Ross for further details at 433-1133.

4809B CALABOGIE ROAD 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW — Open concept kitchen, LR, 1 - 4 pc., FA oil heat, 2 car attached garage, fully insulated with 1 - 3 pc. bath, 200 amp. Asking $189,500. Call Ross 433-1133.

CUSTOM BRICK 1-1/2 STOREY HOME Approx. 2,400 sq. ft. of living space. Main floor consists of eatin kitchen, separate DR, LR with stone fireplace, air tight insert, large MBR with 3 pc. ensuite, walkin closet, plus 2 sunrooms. 2nd floor: 2 large BDRs, both with walk-in closet, 1 - 4 pc. bath. Full basement with rec room, workshop, storage room, wood room. Partially paved drive. Property backs onto Ferguslea Road. Possibility of 3 severances. Property is mostly treed. Survey on File. Call Ross 433-1133 for more details.

333 JOFFRE ST. LOTS OF CURB APPEAL — Eat-in kit., LR, laundry room, 1 BDR, 1 - 4-pc. bath all 1st floor. 2nd level: 2 BDR plus office. Full basement, FA gas, central air, with workshop. Asking $159,500. Call Ross for details 433-1133.

MILLION DOLLAR VIEW BLAIR ROAD, KENNELLY MOUNTAIN, MOUNT ST. PATRICK AREA — Log 2 storey home, open concept kit., LR, 1 - 4 pc., 2 BDR, cathedral ceiling. Second floor consists of a very large MBR or family room, separate log garage. Must be seen. Asking $270,000. Call Ross for details 433-1133.

WATERFRONT LOT NEAR WHITEWATER RAFTING ON OTTAWA RIVER. Lot 50' x 135'.

1274 BONNECHERE RD. TWP. OF ADMASTON 4 LEVEL SPLIT HOME — on 1.08 acres with attached 1 car garage. Open concept kit., DR, LR, 1 - 2 pc bath. Upper level features 3 BDRs, 1 - 4 pc. bath. Lower level has family room with brick propane fireplace, laundry and office room. Basement consists of oil furnace, central air, storage. Separate 2 car detached garage built in 2004. Only $228,500. Call Ross to view 433-1133.

375 JIM BARR RD. INSULATED CONCRETE FOUNDATION — Over 2,200 sq. ft. of living space in this designer stone construction with in-floor heating, open concept kit., LR with stone fireplace, 4 BDRs, 1 - 4 pc. bath, 1 - 2 pc. bath, mostly hardwood flooring throughout, set up for granny suite. Basement consists of large rec. room, 1 - 4 pc., 2 BDRs, large workshop, 2 car attached garage. All this is located on 2.96 acres. This is a must see. Call Ross 433-13133 to view.

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2722 QUEEN'S LINE ROAD 4 LEVEL SPLIT — Brick, vinyl home, 4 bdrs, 1 - 4 pc., 1 - 3 pc. bath, water furnace, 2 car garage, situated on 5.7 acres. Asking $229,000. Call Ross 433-1133 for details.

332 DOMINION ST. COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY RENOVATED THROUGHOUT — New kitchen cupboards. Main floor kit., LR, 1 - 4 pc., 1 BDR. Upstairs 1 BDR plus computer or office room. Basement all drywalled except ceiling. New FA gas furnace, 200 amp service. Lot 68' x 106' survey and plot plan on file. Asking $159,500. Call Ross to view 433-1133.


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lhk€êylhs{€±êpuj­ê Brokerage 29 Raglan St. S., Renfrew, ON K7V 1P8

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Barry McCormack

Broker of Record Res. 432-9025

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432-3519

Patti Reid

Real Estate Broker

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www.century21.ca/eadyrealty

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143 Raglan Street North

$19,900

$209,900 3 Bedroom split-level home, Generous sized rooms throughout. Beautiful custom kitchen with appliances included. Living room with fireplace. Lovely family room with woodstove. Large lot 65x190, treed private rear yard. Call Dennis 432-0041.

3 Bedroom split-level home, Generous sized rooms throughout. Beautiful custom kitchen with appliances included. Living room with fireplace. Lovely family room with woodstove. Large lot 65x190, treed private rear yard. Call Dennis 432-0041.

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Dennis Yakaback

Sales Rep.

Cell

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$449,000 16 Firetower Road Spacious log home situated high on a 5.3 acre lot that offers stunning views all around. In-law suite and detached double garage & workshop. call Barry 432-3519 MLS#680187

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$127,900 220 Carswell St. Well built property suitable for a variety of businesses or industries. Could also be converted for other uses. Call Morris 432-2100

1223 Haley Road 2 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow with 2 car garage. Pleasant interior, very cute and cozy. Gas heat. Call Dennis 432-0041. MLS# 716204

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This classic 4 bedroom, 2 bath, brick 2storey has hardwood floors throughout, a partially finished basement & potential for more living space in attic! NEW ROOF THIS MONTH! Good value at $169,900. Call Patti 401-0197. MLS#703757

Stone Road Acreage $ 44,900 Get ready for spring building. Great place to build your dream home. Nicely treed at rear with a pond. Call Dennis 432-0041. MLS#

5184 Queen Street This lovely 3 bedroom home on a double wide, corner lot features a re-modeled kitchen, large addition, wood stove and main floor family room/den. Move-in condition! $109,900. Patti 401-0197 MLS# 715823

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138 Kathleen Road, Calabogie Open concept log cabin in the woods has 1 bedroom, 1 bath, large living/dining area. Approx. 920 S.F. with wood/electric furnace in basement. Comes with fridge, stove and dishwasher. Deeded access to the lake. Well and septic. $129,000.

98 - 100 Raglan Good investment property on a double wide lot in Renfrew's downtown core. Retail space for your business and 2 rented apartments upstairs provide additional income.

Patti 401-0197 . MLS#706137

Call Barry 432-3519 MLS#711027

Madawaska River – 5 lots on the river to choose from. $98,000 each. Bonnechere River – 9+ acres only 5 min. from town. $120,000. MLS# 643170 Call Patti for details on any of these lots 401-0197.

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169,000 6700 Highway 60 Ideally located at a crossroads near Eganville. Inventory, chip wagon included. Living quarters. Call Patti 401-0197 MLS#706723

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Move-in condition, 2 bedroom mobile was given a complete makeover in 2007 – windows, doors, roof, deck, laminate flooring and more. Call Patti 401-0197 MLS#712408

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RENFREW'S NEWEST LUXURY TOWNHOMES The Manhattan Townhomes are 1115 S.F. open concept design Bungalows. Two Bds., 2 Baths incl. ensuite master bedroom. Attached Insulated Garage, large walk-in Pantry, Custom Kitchen, Hardwood flrs., Ceramic Tile flrs. Basements are drywalled, insulated, electrically wired incl. Cable and Phone Jacks. High Efficiency Natural Gas Heating, Air to Air Exchanger, 3rd Bathroom basement rough-in. Many other features to enjoy. Call any of our sales staff to have a look anytime. 432-2100. 293615

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Gerry O'Neil Broker of Record/Owner 613-432-2333

Marianne Carroll Broker/Sales Rep. 613-433-4275

Kelly Derue Broker/Sales Rep. 613-433-2681

Sherri Cobus Sales Representative 613-432-1947

Allison Shields-Mulvihill Sales Representative 613-433-2880

Catherine O'Neil Broker/Manager 613-432-2333

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PRIME LOCATION, WALKING DISTANCE TO SHOPPING. 3 Bedroom Bungalow with maintenance free exterior. Living room with Gas Fireplace. Central Air. Interlocking brick driveway & back patio, professionally landscaped to perfection. Take a look & you will see.

3313 BURNSTOWN ROAD Great location for this three bedroom bungalow situated on 1.7 acres. Main level features open concept kitchen, dining and living area, 3 bedrooms, 2pc powder room + laundry facilities. Master bedroom offers 5 piece ensuite bath. Lower level is partially finished with rec room, utility room and access to attached double car garage. Surround porch and fully fenced are just some of the extra attractions. Call us today to view!

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214 MUNROE CARED FOR HOME AND IT SH0WS

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 4 well established businesses, and 2 apartments all rented with long term tenants. Building has been well maintained and is the cornerstone of historic Burnstown. Walking distance to public beach and less than 15 minutes to 3 separate golf courses & Calabogie Peaks ski hill. It just makes $ense!!! MLS#718911

308 STEWART STREET SUNDAY, MARCH 8th, 2009 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Your Host: Sherri Cobus, Sales Representative Cell: 613-432-1947 This home is a breath of fresh air. Interior revamped with a bright & spacious layout. See you there!

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Elite waterfront home on the Ottawa River. Pristine sandy beach, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, granite tiles, spiral staircase & 3 bay detached garage. Much more call today to book your viewing! MLS#

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642 WHELAN ROAD Situated just 10 minutes from Renfrew on .96 acres. Affordable 2 bedroom bungalow just waiting for your personal touch. Appliances included with sale, main oor laundry and 4 yr old roof. MLS#718401

31 PLAUNT STREET A great place to call home with space for the whole family. Nice sized lot with workshop for the handyman, oak kitchen cabinets and some hardwood ooring. MLS#711282

251 PLAUNT STREET Affordable 6 bedroom family home. Central to main street & all of Renfrew’s amenities. Bonus third level, new furnace, 2 baths, large kitchen, grand front foyer and available for immediate occupancy. MLS#714216

1 acre $25,000 MLS#715576 1 Acre $25,000 MLS#715574

BURNSTOWN ROAD 1.51 Acres $44,900 MLS#712653

280 MASK ROAD Zoned M-3 MLS#697620

MLS#712872

71 ARGYLE STREET Wow! Nothing left to do here. 3 bedroom home has been totally renovated. Main oor family room with door leading to back yard. New furnace, just waiting on a new owner to call it Home!

194 ROSS STREET Central & quiet location for this 2 ½ storey home with all the charm & character of a older home with many updates. Property borders on Smith’s Creek. MLS#703332

131 PATRICK STREET Perfect little starter home for FIRST TIME BUYERS! 2 Bedroom home with main oor laundry new roof and great center town location. MLS#717620

MLS#707251

MLS#705607 MLS#705669 MLS#705615 MLS#705668

2 LOTS ON EADY ROAD

Having a wonderful time at this beautiful year round home. The view is amazing the hills seem to slope right into the lake. We can fish from the deck and the water is crystal clear. Dad loves the detached double garage with the attached workshop, we haven’t seen him all day. Mom has a fire blazing in the fireplace.

6 MAC'S LANE Time To Downsize and combine your home & cottage into one. Look no further. Prime Ottawa Riverfront all Brick Bungalow. Quick access to Hwy 17 for commuting. Private large Lot. 4 bedrooms, 2 ďŹ replaces. Walk out Lower Level & Sunroom. MLS#687540

$16,000 $18,000 $15,000 $20,000

1056 GILLAN ROAD This Bungalow is ideal for the family that wants to be just out of town and enjoy the peace and quiet of Country Living. Lots of room in the back fenced yard for the entire family! Available for Immediate Occupancy. MLS#713413

200 ROSS STREET Lovely family home on quiet street. 3 bedrooms, ďŹ nished 3rd level featuring the master bedroom, detached garage and gorgeous private yard. A must see! MLS#705216

376 MOORE STREET MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE With new addition, 2 levels completely ďŹ nished, family room, hardwood & laminate oors. Double garage, deep fenced pool sized lot. Makes a great granny at or family home. MLS#697149

2527 MATAWATCHAN ROAD In the heart of Cottage country. This 3 bedroom raised bungalow is situated on one acre with a detached double garage and Priced to Sell. MLS#690864

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McNab-Braeside council pay released Card results from Fatima hall JOHN CARTER johncarter@metroland.com It cost McNab-Braeside ratepayers $87,472 to have their township council look after their affairs in 2008. The annual statement of council remuneration and expenses released at council’s Feb. 17 meeting indicated there is not a great deal of difference in what the five members of council are paid. Mayor Mary Campbell received $18,232 in wages, $1,062 in convention expenses, $974 in mileage and $136 in miscellaneous expenses for a total of $20,405. Deputy Mayor Elmer Raycroft was

Following are the results of the games of euchre and 500 second with $16,999 in wages and $1,239 held at Our Lady of Fatima church on Sunday, March 1. in expenses for a total of $18,239. Ladies 500 – Helen Visinski and Marcella Cybulski. Councillors Brad McIlquham, Andy Ladies euchre –Teresa Friske and Leona Bee (BuraczeDunlop and Jim McGregor were paid $15,071 each. McIlquham had $2,052 in wski). Men’s 500 – Earl Martin and James Hass. expenses, Dunlop $1,207 and McGregor Men’s euchre – Pierre Lalonde and Ed Buraczewski. $354. Door prizes – Audrey Hawley and Shirley Deacon. Council also received a report show50/50 – Tjeery Janssen won $34.50. ing the township’s committee of adjustThe next series of games will be held on Sunday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of ment cost $7,568 last year. Secretary Helen Siroski received $4,757 in wages and Fatima hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. expenses, chairman Geoffrey Booth $882, member Barb Asselin $665 and member Gayle Ted Barron, Jim Havey $573. There was also $689 Jacques, Broker of Record spent on office supplies and postage. Broker 646-2374

email: barrote@nrtco.net

Enright Real Estate Brokerage INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

330 Daniel St. S. Arnprior, Ont.

293571

Sheila Enright, Sales Rep

Box 399, 34 Main St., Cobden, ON K0J 1K0

433-6995/ 646-9636 email: gjacques@nrtco.net

Ottawa Valley

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AFFORDABLE 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW WITH DOUBLE GARAGE — Fireplace. On nice acreage just on outskirts of Cobden. Priced to sell! $164,900

N AT U R E LOVERS DREAM!! — Muskrat River runs through natural terrain. Bridge. Pine plantation. 4 wheeling and walking trails. Spectacular in all seasons! MLS#710707

STATELY, CUSTOM BUILT ALL-BRICK BUNGALOW — features central air, central vac. Oak cabinetry. Formal dining room, Den off living room. Large bathroom. Main floor laundry. spacious foyers and sunroom. Well located between Pembroke and Cobden. Pastoral setting. MLS#704623

For more listings check us out online at realtor.ca and ottawavalleylivingrealestate.ca

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1440 Scheel Dr. Sunday, March 8 • 2 - 4 p.m. NEW PRICE $227,500. Hardwoods, ceramics on main level, fully finished basement. Large open-concept main level, 2-car garage. Wonderful lot, pool and large entertainers deck. Mins to Arnprior or Renfrew. MLS#717890 Call Sheila 558-SELL

Your key to must-see homes in the area! 618 Priest Camp Lane Saturday, March 7 • 12 - 2 p.m.

GAS STATION AND HOME This business runs itself on the main artery from Renfrew, and close to the schools. What an attractable investment. 3 bdrm home is rented. Large lot. New foundation, garage or storage building. Call Sheila 558-SELL for full details. MLS#715742. MAKE AN OFFER.

Enright Real Estate Brokerage INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

330 Daniel St. S., Arnprior, Ont. www.PatForrest.com

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MARCH 8 2-4 P.M. • 262 LYNN ST. Come and see this 4 bedroom, 2 bath, brick home with its warm and inviting charm. All new windows, new central air, newer gas furnace, hot-water on demand, new wood burning fireplace, 10 foot ceilings, family room, and a spacious garage makes this the perfect place to call home! MLS#714975. Call Pat, 613-433-6569.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2 - 4 P.M. 49 Lorne St. HOST: Peter Vincent Sales Representative ReMax Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage 613-432-7562 613-432-0319

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2 - 4 P.M. Elk Street Garden Homes HOST: Helen Vincent Broker of Record/Owner ReMax Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage 613-432-7562 613-432-3711

www.renfrewrealestate.com

www.renfrewrealestate.com

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2 - 4 P.M. 308 Stewart Street HOST: Sherri Cobus Sales Representative Royal LePage O’Neil Realty Real Estate Brokerage 613-432-8122 613-432-1947

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2 - 4 P.M. 262 Lynn Street HOST: Pat Forrest Sales Representative Enright Royal LePage Real Estate Brokerage 613-433-6569

www.royallepageoneil.com

www.royallepage.ca/enright

Pat Forrest Sales Rep

27 QUEEN ST. N. Triplex with three 1-bedroom apartments. Large backyard for summer BBQs and room to park your car. Live in one unit and let the rent from the other 2 units help pay your mortgage. Walking distance to all amenities and close to RCI. MLS# 714477 Call 613-433-6569 to book a viewing.

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WATERFRONT MINK LAKE - This home has it all and is breathtaking. OWNER SAYS SELL. Dock included, all A++ furniture and boat negotiable as well. 2-car garage paved drive, Child-friendly shoreline. Definitely a home to be proud of. Nothing to do but move in and love the hot tub, till the ice melts!! MLS#716193 COME SEE SATURDAY, MARCH 7th 12 -2 p.m. From Renfrew through Douglas on HWY. 60, straight onto Bulgers Rd., left on Priest Camp Ln to #618 Call Sheila 558-SELL

613-433-6569 613-623-7922 291329

Toll Free

O H P O EN U SE

With the compliments of two prominent agricultural companies, this year’s Ottawa Valley Farm Show will feature a pair of major door prizes as an extra incentive for visitors to attend the event at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa March 17 to 19. This year marks the 82nd edition of the farm show, sponsored by the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association. It’s the largest agricultural trade show in Ontario, east of Toronto, with more than 320 exhibitors. For one lucky ticket holder, Agtrek Nutrition will cover the cost of four nights at Mont Tremblant in a two-bedroom condo. To another winner, CoverAll will provide a $2,000 cheque towards purchase of one of its buildings, minimum size 40 x 80 feet. People buying $8 admission tickets on all three days of the show will be eligible to win. The draw will be held March 19 at about 3 p.m. Winners won’t have to be present to claim their prizes.

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IT SERVICES

STEFFENS IT SERVICES COMPUTER & NETWORK Installation, Diagnostic & Repair Phone: 613-433-1794 Email: dirk@steffens-it.com

Phone 432-3655

Whatever you need done, you’ll find the solutions right here!

SURVEYING Adam Kasprzak Surveying Ltd. ONTARIO LAND SURVEYORS

ADAM KASPRZAK, B.Sc., O.L.S. 113 Argyle St. S., P.O. Box 633, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4E7 Telephone: (613) 432-3048 1-800-363-5417 Fax: (613) 432-7252 e-mail: akols@on.aibn.com

ACCOUNTING

ELECTRICIANS SCOTT PHILLIPS

Fax 432-6689

MacKILLICAN & ASSOCIATES

RES. (613) 432-4625

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS 252 Raglan St. S. Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 4A6 Tel. (613) 432-3664, 432-2104 Fax. (613) 432-8424

PHILLIPS ELECTRIC 35 Munroe Ave E, Renfrew www.taylorcga.com

* Land Surveying * Construction Layout * Blue Printing * Drafting & CAD Services * Severance Applications

LICENSED ELECTRICIANS FOR ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL NEEDS ECRA 7000869

Income Tax Preparation & Planning (Personal, Corporate & Estate) !CCOUNTINGs"OOKKEEPINGs0AYROLLs3MALL"USINESS!DVISORY3ERVICES

DRYWALL

RENOVATIONS

TELEPHONE REPAIR

VanBenthem Millwork Ltd.

CONSTRUCTION

Hansma-Beimers Construction Ltd.

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

Call Rick Robinson Home 613-646-9948 Cell 613-432-0465

Chris VanBenthem (613) 266-0552 273895

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DESIGN

P.O. Box 185, Cobden, Ontario K0J 1K0

AWNINGS & SUNROOMS

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• Custom Homes • Commercial Applications • Renovations & Additions

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Professional Services: • Accounting and Bookkeeping • Auditing • Financial Statement--Preparation • Management Advisory Services

COMPARE!

Specializing in Custom Designed & Built Kitchens and Bathrooms Quality Workmanship Fully Insured Referrals Available CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE “Big or Small, We’ll Do It All”

613.432.9002

14 Madawaska St. Arnprior, Ontario, K7S 1R7 Tel. (613) 623-7926 Fax. (613) 623-7927

Do you Need Phone Jacks, Phone Repairs, Computer Jack Hook Ups or Installations at Affordable Prices?

FOR ALL YOUR HOME RENOVATION PROJECTS

613-432-0846

84 Queen St., South, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 2A9

ACCOUNTANTS

ALLAN PHILLIPS

RES. (613) 433-9989

Dirk Steffens

• Siding Soffit & Facia • Roofing & Eavestrough • Porches & Decks

rcn@sympatico.ca

– FREE ESTIMATES — HUDAC REGISTERED — R.R. 1, Cobden (Ontario)

Fax

646-2330

GARAGE DOOR INSTALLATION

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RENOVATIONS

Landscaping

Jeff Taylor

nature’s outlook

Renovations

SPECIALIZING IN SWIMMING POOL LANDSCAPING GET A QUOTE ON YOUR LANDSCAPING FOR THIS YEAR

• ADDITIONS • BATHROOMS

• WAINSCOTTING • WINDOWS/DOORS • TRIM WORK • ALL TYPES OF FLOORING • RENOVATIONS OF ALL TYPES

CALL STEVE AT

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Hugh Stevenson Operations Tel: (613) 433-7752 Fax: (613) 433-3232 Cell: (613) 433-7753

570 BARNET BLVD. 432-0789

280508 Mar 5

613-978-5053

STEBRO Contracting 305 Barr Street Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1J7 294198

GENERAL REPAIRS GENERAL REPAIRS TO: Cars, Trucks, ATV's, Boats, Motorcycles (Harley Davidson), Chain Saws, Small Engines

Accounting, Auditing and Assurance Services Tax Planning — Personal and Corporate Tax Return Preparation Bookkeeping and Payroll Services Management Advisory Services

613-432-8153 45 Renfrew Ave. E. Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4A3 e-mail: fkcas@renfrew.net

EXCAVATING • Hydraulic Rock Hammering • Excavating and Trucking • Septic System Design and Installation • Sand & Gravel • Landscaping

STORAGE

Bujold Property Management

(613) 432-0881 (613) 432-1484

557 Stones Lake Rd. Calabogie

Cell # 613-323-1567

Home # 613-752-1567


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for all classified advertising

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FIREWOOD

VEHICLES

UNEMPLOYED Organize your Objectives. Heavy Equipment Operators are needed Locally in all parts of Canada. Backhoe, Grader, Excavator, Bulldozer, Forklift. We can train you. Come to North West. For professional training, Certification, AZ and DZ licensing. Email nwttltd@primus.ca , Tel 613-225-3055 Ont. Works, E I recipients, WSIB, may qualify for Funding

EXCELLENT DEAL! 1.50ct diamond ring, appraisal value $12000, will sell for $3800. Call 433-4075 to leave message and find out more information on this beautiful ring.

BEDS, SOFA BEDS, BEDROOM SUITES, DINING ROOM SUITES, SOFAS, RECLINERS, BAR STOOLS, HEADBOARDS, COMFORTERS

CUT AND SPLIT this winter also have some dry softwood slabs Doug Maclaren 613-432-5187

2000 CHEV BLAZER 4x4 loaded with only 63k asking $6500 obo phone 433-3877 after 8p.m.

WANT CHANGE? Train for a new CAREER in LESS than 11 months! Personal Support Worker, Travel Counsellor, Paralegal, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Office Assistant (including dental), Accounting and Payroll & NEW Fitness & Health Promotion. CALL TODAY 613-722-7811 www.4myaca.com Algonquin Careers Academy

GOOD QUALITY From $250 MIXED HAY, 2 years old, 4x5 round bales, Installed stored inside, no rain, approx. 75 bales, Call SEE STARDUST Up613-623-0885 or 613holsteries for all your 623-8417. draperies, blinds and awnings. Let us upGUNS FOR SALE holster that special Thompson Centre, piece of furniture. A Hawken Muzzle loadhuge selection of fabing Rifle .54 cal “nevric available. Call Huer fired” mint, asking ghie Nolan at 613$600. Winchester 432-2816, 973 Gillan Model 67, single shot Rd., Renfrew. .22 cal Rifle $100. Winchester Cooey Model 84 single shot S N O W M O B I L E , BLOWER, 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch SNOW shells only $100. ATV, Outboard parts and repairs--Hayhurst phone 613-432-8055 Sports and Marine 613-432-0764 HAY SMALL SQUARE Bales good Horse feed, 613-432WANTED 7977

FOR SALE ALL STEEL BUILDINGS... Canadian Made Since 1980. Complete do-it-yourself prefabricated building foundation packages available for quick delivery 25’X40’, 32’X50’, 40’X60’, 50’X100’ many other sizes. Call NOW 1-800-504-7749 w w w. p i o n e e r bu i l d ings.com

MATTRESS FACTORY & FURNITURE OUTLET BESIDE FINNIGAN’S

FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATOR 18.2 cuft. little over 2 years old, mint condition, $40 per year hydro use, $300 432-5263

623-0328

HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1866-585-0056. www.thecoverguy.ca

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312 Raglan St. S., Renfrew FIREWOOD FOR SALE dry and pre spilt call Eric at 613432-0346

432-8826

CAR STARTERS

FIREWOOD FOR SALE 90% Oak, delivery available, Call for more details. 613859-9108

LIVESTOCK CL13820

EDUCATION

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CASH PAID for Antiques and collectibles. We want to buy old furniture, toys, dolls, dishes, postcards, Coke and Pepsi signs, etc. Will buy single items or entire households. Also estates. Call Sheryl MacKenzie or Ed Locke (613) 432-4909. CL310

FULL BLOOD BLONDE D’AQUITAINE Bull very quiet, quality genetic, 17 months old 613-6245030 or 613-314-3819

PETS CKC REG’D SALT and pepper miniature schnauzer pups vet checked, first shots, micro chipped, health guarantee, paper trained, hypo allergenic $550 613-4328971 ST. BERNARD PUPPIES for sale, 2 males, 2 females left. Vet checked, dewormed, first shots, Call Sara 613-4335947. WAGS & WHISKERS Puppy Kindergarten offers obedience and socialization. Spring session starting soon. Call the Puppy Training Specialists. Tena and Ian 613-623-6200

moving sale ENTIRE STOCK MUST BE CLEARED OUT Huge discounts on laminate, carpet and vinyl John Lambert Carpets 740 STEWART ST. S.

613-432-8111

CL14330

2 BEDROOM DUPLEX house for rent in Renfrew, $850 which includes all utilities per month, quiet tenants only, 2000 SONOMA S10 sorry no smoking or truck, 4 new tires and pets allowed, 613a box liner, 202 000 432-4197 km $5000 obo, 613754-5493 OSGOODE VILLAGE; CLEAN DRIVING Newly renovated, 3 Record? Grey Power bedroom, 2 baths, could save you up to side by side duplex large fenced $400 on your car in- with surance. Call 1-866- back yard. $895 per 473-9302 for no-obli- month plus utilities. May 1st. gation quote. Addi- Available tional Discounts Call 613-826-0903. Available TOWNHOUSE FOR FORD ESCORT rent in Beaverbrook. 3 ZX2 1998, Automatic, bedroom, 1.5 bath, 5 Air, Low Mileage appliances, garage, 138974 Kms, Safe- fenced backyard. No tied, eTested, Krown p e t s . Rustproofed, No Rust, $1400/month+utilities. Clean, Regularly Ser- Convenient to shops viced, Pacific Green, and transit. Email 2nd Car Purchased StoweCourtRental New, Great Condi- @gmail.com tion, $2495, 613-2573254, see Kijiji.ca for APARTMENT photos.

FOR RENT

Richard Wallace Auto Sales

Try Lease to Own 383 O’Brien Road Renfrew K7V 2S1

613-432-1001 02 MAZDA 626 One owner. 73 k $

6,850

04 DODGE CARAVAN DVD TV. $

129 k

6,795

02 CAVALIER 73 k $

5,895

01 RANGER EDGE 4 DR, $

VEHICLES

HOT TUB (Spa) Covers. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. WANTED: DISABILITY LIVE- 1997 OLD’S 88 excelCall 1-866-652-6837 STOCK PRODUCTS Trailer lent condition $1700 Buy/sell Stair lifts, www.thecoverguy.ca bumper pull, about obo, 1989 GMC $800 Porch lifts, Scooters, 12-14 feet long. Call obo, 613-646-2505 afBath lifts, Hospital HYDRAULIC TRAC- 613-432-4733 ter 4p.m. beds etc. Call TOR WRENCH SILVER CROSS 613- $1800 obo 613-754WANTED TO BUY 231-3549 5493

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

SCRAP CARS Will pay $50 - $100 depending on types.

147 k

5,950

02 DODGE DAKOTA 2 WD 102 k

$

5,950

00 MAZDA B3000 146 k $

5,995

99 DODGE DAKOTA 4x4. 181k.

$

5,650

Pay LESS in Renfrew All Safetied CL14351

HUNTING HUNTER SAFETY Canadian Firearms Course, Arnprior, March 27, 28, 29th. Wenda Cochran 613256-2409. INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL SPACE

Picked up FREE.

613-432-3464 or Cell 613-432-0449 CL13905

HOUSES FOR RENT

COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT 613-433-4833

1 BEDROOM ACC O M M O D AT I O N S and studio apartments available in quiet modern building. Starting at $600/month. Includes appliances, heat, hydro, water, cable, laundry facilities, and common room. Viewing by appointment only. Renfrew Inn Suites 613-432-3636. 1 BEDROOM APT c/a, quiet neighbourhood, private entrance, front/back yard, includes stove, fridge, heat/hot water. NO smokers, NO pets, March 1, $550/month plus hydro, 613-432-2140

APARTMENT FOR RENT

APARTMENT FOR RENT

AFFORDABLE 1 AND 2 bedroom apartments, call Wilson Investments, 613-4328417, we offer clean, quiet, secure, comfortable living - guaranteed!!!! Evenings and weekends by appointment please!!!! Closed FRIDAY AT NOON, office located at No. 2 - 850 O’Brien Road (beside Walmart).

FURNISHED SUITE for rent, one bedroom, private shower and bath, hydro, heat and cable included for mature working person

CALABOGIE 1 BEDROOM apartments. April 1st. Quiet, renovated, no pets, nonsmoker, starting at $575 plus hydro. Basic cable included. Furnished. 613-8367082 or 613-228-0693 or 613-864-1168 CENTRAL LOCATION ACROSS from Royal Bank, large one bedroom apartment, fridge, stove, parking, close to shopping, banks, churches, available immediately, please call Wilson Investments, 613-432-8417 to view this spacious unit CHECK THIS OUT, affordable one bedroom immediately, central location, appliances, parking, clean, come view this one, Just call Wilson Investments, 613-4328417. FABULOUS VIEW, Robert Drive, immediately, large 2 bedroom apartment, fridge, stove, storage, laundry, car plug parking, gorgeous bright design, balcony, to view call Wilson Investments, 613-432-8417.

FOR RENT: LARGE, recently renovated approx 1500 sq ft, 3 bedroom apartment with a private laundry room in a quiet neighbourhood, $700 plus utilities, easy to heat, 2 BEDROOM APT in available May 1st Renfrew ground level, 432-5741 central location, private entrance, fully carpeted, oak cup- FULLY FURNISHED boards, fridge and SHORT term units stove, no pets, available in nice available April 1, modern building with phone 646-2036 common room & laundry facilities Plus, A BARGAIN!! A BAR- main floors apartGAIN!! AFFORDABLE!! ments, now acceptImmediately, large 1 ing applications, bedroom, central loca- viewing by appointtion, fridge, stove, park- ment only. Renfrew ing, call Wilson Invest- Inn Suites, 613-432ments, 613-432-8417. 3636. 1 BEDROOM APT central, private entrance with ramp, deck, $550 a month plus utilities, references required, 613-2942158

APARTMENT FOR RENT

SPACIOUS BRIGHT 1 BEDROOM APT $525 PLUS HYDRO, QUIET ADULT BUILDING IN RENFREW 613-752-1464 PLEASE LEAVE LOW RENT, GREAT MESSAGE LOCATION, April 1st, 1 bedroom apartment on Renfrew Avenue, “Map- SPECIAL, SPECIAL, lelawn Estates” with SPECIAL, “Sutton three extra large closets, Place” on Robert Drive, appliances, storage 2 bedroom, immediately, room, laundry, quiet security entrance, fridge, adult building, Wilson In- stove, laundry, parking, vestments - 613-432- quiet building, come and 8417. view by calling Wilson Investments, 613-432NICE BACHELOR 8417. APT TOTALLY RENOVATED $395 PLUS HYDRO, QUIET BUILDING IN VACATION SALES / RENTALS RENFREW 613-7521464 PLEASE LEAVE MESSAGE COSTA RICA. Ocean, ONE 2 BEDROOM river, mountain view apt, stove and fridge estate lots. Affordable Excellent included, $600 month paradise, heat and hydro extra, Terms. This month your Dollar no pets, references only required, call 613- equals US dollar (at 432-3053 leave mes- par). Call Today! 1800-993-0962 sage www.joyapacifica.com ONE- 1 BEDROOM bachelor apt, basement, stove and fridge ENJOY SUNSHINE, included $490 month, Flowers, Harbour heat and hydro extra, View Now! WATER no pets, references FRONT, Downtown, required, call 613- Luxury Condo, Vic432-3053 leave mes- toria, BC. $900wk, sage $2400mthly, Pictures avail. @ www.merPAKENHAM, 1 bed- maidwharfvic room apt available toria.com, toll free 1immediately. Fridge, 877-386-4441 stove and laundry on site. $600 / month plus utilities. Call HEALTH AND 613-297-4888

WELLNESS

- secure building - All one level - utilities included - 4 piece bath - Appliances incl. - minutes to shopping Studio Suites from $599/month

CL13898

RENFREW, NICE 2 bedroom apt, heat, fridge, stove, parking, washer and dryer hookups, balcony, $685, April 1, 6467536 or 633-2647

HOLISTIC PAIN MANAGEMENT Series, presented by Paula Vibert and Moria Hutchison, learn to manage your pain using mindful body movement techniques, guided imagery and mediation, Sat 9am-12pm starts Feb 28th (every other week for 6 months) in Braeside. Call 613623-6610 or 613-4321239 for more info.

LOST & FOUND

DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING lost Feb 27, lost between Scotia Bank and Walmart. If found please call 613-432-7842

CAREER TRAINING

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HELP WANTED $$$ SECURITY GUARDS $$$ No Experience Needed. Full Training Offered 613-228-2813 www.ironhorsegroup.com $384 DAILY! DATAentry positions available! Internet needed. Income is guaranteed. No experience required. Apply! www.datamembers.com A JOB At Home Mail Work, Assemble Products or Computer Work. For Free Details write to: CHR Jobs: 900 Greenbank Road #415, A22 Ottawa, ON, K2J 4P6 or visit: www.TopJobCanada.com AZ DRIVERS Needed Now. Company Drivers and OwnerOperators. Avg. length of haul: 1000 miles: great lanes: quality freight: dry vans; competitive pay and FINANCIALLY STABLE. Call Celadon Canada, Kitchener, 1-800-332-0518 w w w. c e l a d o n c a n a da.com BE YOUR own boss. Earn up to $3,000+WK. We are looking for individuals who want to start up their own trucking business. Guaranteed long term work contracts for 1, 3, & 5 ton straight trucks and Hwy Tractors. Paid while training, G2, G, DZ, & AZ lic. OK. Immediate income. 100% financing with approved credit. 1888-827-6044. BELL SENSPLEX looking for reliable & energetic tournament staff for timekeeping, admission and registration desk. Send your resume to lawryks@bellsensplex.ca or fax to (613) 5990179


VACATION SALES / RENTALS

HELP WANTED

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HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

EXPANDING WEST End Head Office Looking To Fill Fulltime Administrative Positions. Positions to start Immediately. Interested Applicants, apply at info@spring masterscanada.com

MEDIUM SIZED MACHINE SHOP in Arnprior area looking for machinist /machine setter. Duties include set up, and running CNC horizontal and vertical machining center and turning centers. Send resume to Box 433, Arnprior ON, K7S 3L9

OTTAWA’S LARGEST Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120$360 DAILY for outdoor Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic individuals to fill our various 2009 positions.Apply online @ www.SpringMastersJobs.com Email JobsOttawa@ SpringMastersCanada.com

FULL TIME Seasonal Landscape labourers required for up-coming season. Must have transportation to Village of Richmond. Please call 613-838CHEAP PHONE Re- 4066 or email resume connect! Connect now to: harmonygardens for a GREAT DEAL! @sympatico.ca Calling features, long distance & save $$ on H O M E W O R K E R S High Speed Internet! NEEDED!! To assemPhone Factory Recon- ble products, stuffing nect 1-877-336-2274 envelopes, mailwww.phonefactory.ca ing/processing circulars, on-line computer CLEANING POSI- work available. Up to TIONS AVAILABLE, $1,500/week, no exneeded! part time, eve- perience ning/night shifts. Free information at Three or four shifts, www.Jobs-WorkConRefer15-20 hours a week. nection.com Please forward re- ence 3-100 sume to Box P, Renfrew Mercury 35 Ope- HOUSE CLEANING ongo Rd, Renfrew On Company presently K7V 4A8 seeking supervisor-

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HELP WANTED

manager, full-time. Must have car. $11.00/hour + $250/month car allowances. 613-860-0436. Career and franchise oppor tunities available.

WILLING TO EDUCATE... Highly motivated individual for rewarding career in financial services. Call Matthew McBain at 613-723-1139

RELIABLE PERSON to assist with 2 Horses and maintain stable. Saturday or Sunday Phone 613432-6696

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HELP WANTED

Maintenance Position An innovative enthusiastic individual with a demonstrated compassion for the elderly. Knowledge of carpentry, electrical and plumbing needed. Trade papers an asset. Minimum grade 12 , drivers license, leadership & organizational skills. Please submit resume with references by March 17, 2009 to: Groves Park Lodge 470 Raglan St. N. Renfrew, Ont. K7V 1P5

YOUTH & ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED – Weekly Delivery – • Make Extra Money • Easy Work • No Collections

– Requirements – YOUTH - Door to Door Delivery ADULT - Door and Driving Routes

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

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Needed immediately for work in Renfrew County / Ottawa Valley. Excellent Remuneration, Rewarding work. Email resume to: S a n d e e p. K u l k a r n i @ A c t i v e Health.ca, fax 613599-6139.

WORLD CLASS DRUMMER (of Five Man Electrical Band) is now accepting students. Private lessons, limited enrollment, free consultation. Call Steve, 613831-5029. w w w. s t eve h o l l i n g worth.ca

COURSES

The best place to start planning your Florida Get-Away!

CERTIFIED PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANTS and KINESIOLOGISTS

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

MUSIC, DANCING INSTRUCTION

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HELP WANTED

Marianhill offers a competitive remuneration and benefit package along with a supportive team environment. Interested applicants should submit their resume in confidence to Human Resources, fax (613)735-0967 or email lschroeder@marianhill.ca no later than 4:00 p.m., March 10, 2009.

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INSURANCE BROKER McDougall Insurance Brokers a Division of one of Eastern Ontario’s largest brokerages, is seeking a salesperson for their Arnprior office. The successful candidate will be a service oriented individual with sound decision-making and negotiating skills. The candidate will possess a background of 3+ years in insurance or a business related field. A RIBO license is mandatory for consideration.

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We Accept Call 613-623-6571

to place your ad All Classified Advertising must be pre-paid

www.renfrewgolf.com The Renfrew Golf Club is seeking energetic, dynamic & team oriented employees for the upcoming season. Bartender: Mature Full Time (April – October). Experience & Smart Serve considered assets. Cook: Mature Full Time (April – October). Experience an asset. Will train. Servers, Cooks & Prep-Cooks: Full & Part time. Experience an asset. Will train. Outdoor Labourers, Maintenance Personnel: Mature & self-motivated individuals able to work well in a team environment. Weekends required. Full time, part time & student positions available. Back Shop Attendants: Looking for hard working, personable, detail oriented students for general labour and customer service oriented duties. Part Time and Full Time hours need to be filled. Interested applicants should send resumes, highlighting area of interest, to: Renfrew Golf Club Limited PO Box 276 Renfrew, ON K7V 4A4 Email: b7729@renfrewgolf.com Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. NO TELEPHONE INQUIRIES.

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PSW’s or experienced home care workers required to help a stroke patient stay at home To Provide assistance with: - Grooming and personal care - Light exercise - Transfers - Light meal preparation Those interested in part-time dayshift hours in a comfortable environment. Please contact immediately with references. CL14356

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MY HOME CAN BE Your home while you are away! Family oriented, with 19 years experience welcomes children of all ages. Special needs children, loved and welcomed. Lunch, snacks, games, movies, toys, etc. 613432-7260 references.

Payroll Specialist Immediate Opening For Wilderness Tours and Mount Pakenham 3-5 years Quickbooks payroll experience required for 175 employees, bi-weekly. Send resume to joe@wildernesstours.com

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Pathways Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services Position: 1.0 FTE Addictions Counsellor (1 year contract: April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010) Date Posted: February 17, 2009 Location: Head Office in Renfrew

Qualifications: - Bachelor’s Degree or a recognized college certificate in an appropriately related field - a minimum of three years clinical experience - a thorough knowledge of the treatment of substance abuse disorders - evidence of client-directed practice of service delivery - excellent oral and written communication skills - Clinical Certification as an Addictions Counsellor an asset - must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle

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EXPERIENCED BABY SITTER in Queen E. area, full and part time spots, smoke free, healthy lunches and snacks, police check and references and receipts available 613-4339750

HELP WANTED

Duties: - provide intake/screening, assessments, and develop treatment plans with appropriate clients - provide community treatment and case management to clients within a community treatment setting, including crisis intervention - monitor client progress and revise treatment plan as necessary - demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team setting - participate in supervision and team meetings - work collaboratively with the Renfrew County Addiction Treatment System

CARRIERS

AVAILABLE NOWSUZANNE’S Home Childcare. Qualified and experienced caregiver, CPR/First Aid, ECE, elementary teacher. Safe, clean, healthy home. Fun for your child, peace of mind for you. 613433-5782

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We offer an excellent compensation package with benefits. Please submit resume to: McDougall Insurance Brokers 166 Daniel Street N., Arnprior, On K7S 2L3 Attn: Earl Bennett or email ebennett@mcdougallinsurance.com

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Please send your resume to: Lise Laframboise, Executive Director Pathways Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services 39 Renfrew Ave. West, Suite 202 Renfrew, Ontario K7V 2Y2 Fax:

(613) 432-7888

Deadline:

March 20, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.

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CANDY ROUTE! We have helped many people establish successful cash candy businesses. No Selling. Part or full-time. Many success stories. Low investment. w w w. U T U R N C A N A DA.COM COKE/M&M Vending. route. Earn up to $100K! Great Locations Available! Must Sell! 1-800-367-8409 ext.#3178 MATTRESS CLEANING & Sanitizing Business. 4,300 European Dealers. New to Canada. Removes dust mites and harmful allergens “The Green Way”. Small investment. Hygienitech 1-888-999-9030 www.hygienitech.com

INCOME TAX INCOME TAX RETURNS. Retired Revenue Canada Auditor with over 35 years experience. Larry Pulcine 613623-4444.

RENFREW COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD requires a

FOOD FOR LEARNING LEAD AGENCY COORDINATOR Commencing immediately and until June 26, 2009 (with the possibility of renewal until August 2010, subject to Ministry funding) This position, in partnership with the Lead Agency (Renfrew County District School Board) and the FFL Partnership, will facilitate implementation of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) Student Nutrition Program (SNP) according to SNP and Nutrition guidelines (July, 2008). The Lead Agency Coordinator will report to and be supervised by the FFL Partnership in collaboration with the Lead Agency representative. The FFL Partnership will be responsible for the annual performance review. DUTIES WILL INCLUDE • FFL partnership administration which includes but is not limited to facilitating the development of the SNP delivery model through the development of a strategic plan and monitoring process • Supervision of Community Development Coordinator(s) (CDCs) by developing and monitoring the implementation of an annual work plan while providing orientation and access to ongoing training • Support local SNP providers by engaging school principals and/or school councils with their local SNP providers and providing fundraising resources to increase the sustainability of programs • Establish a funding distribution process and tools to evaluate the SNP efficiency and effectiveness • Develop and implement a marketing, communication and education plan to increase community awareness of and support for SNP’s by engaging parents of children and youth in a positive and supportive manner. • Work in a manner that is consistent with school councils, create and implement a fundraising strategy to obtain additional funding and enhance program sustainability. • Create a volunteer recruitment, retention and management strategy QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE • Post-secondary degree in related field, with a minimum of 3 years of community development and nutrition experience preferred • Demonstrated skill in strategic planning, program planning and implementation in a rural setting • Recent and successful experience with fundraising, marketing and communication planning • Recent and successful experience in supervision and volunteer management while creating and managing community partnerships • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational and computer skills • Ability to work both independently and with teams, to think creatively and facilitate problem-solving • Bilingualism an asset LOCATION Work from home, with significant travel within Renfrew County and District SCHEDULE Flexible hours, not exceeding 35 per week; some evening work will be required SALARY benefits

$35/hour plus travel expenses; no other

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Roger Clarke, Director

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requires a FOOD FOR LEARNING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR (CDC)

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EXPERIENCED TRACTORTRAILER DRIVER

for long-haul work (Ontario & Quebec only - no USA)

This position, in partnership with the Lead Agency Coordinator, the Lead Agency (Renfrew County District School Board) and the FFL Partnership, will build and support local community capacity for breakfast and morning meal programs. The CDC will report to, and be supervised by, the Lead Agency Coordinator in consultation with the FFL Partnership and Lead Agency representative. The Lead Agency Coordinator will be responsible for the annual performance review in consultation with the FFL Partnership.

• End dump and/or bush experience preferred. • Must be flexible with working hours and have a good abstract. • Full-time position available immediately. Send us your resume & abstract by mail to: Tom Orr Cartage Construction P.O. Box 646, Shawville, QC J0X 2Y0 or by email to: rhonda@tomorrcartage.com No phone calls please. We keep resumes on file for 6 months so if you need to resubmit, please do so.

NEED HELP with your Tax Return? Tax Return E-Filed Also offering year round bookkeeping service. Call CLELA

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DUTIES WILL INCLUDE • Maintain thorough, current and accurate information regarding student nutrition programs, partners, volunteers • Support local Student Nutrition Program (SNP) providers by providing resources, training and ongoing support and consultation to facilitate and enhance parent and student engagement of local SNPs • Support local SNP providers with funding applications and conduct assessments as requested • Support the Lead Agency Coordinator by engaging parents and youth in a positive and supportive manner through on-ongoing communication and education to enhance the sustainability of the SNP • Work in a manner that is consistent with school councils and FFL fundraising strategies provide resources to SNP providers to maximize fundraising at the local level • Provide resources to local SNP providers to recruit, train, monitor and manage volunteers

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YORK TAX SERVICES Personal and Small Business. Registered E-filer. Accurate, Reliable, Confidential. Reasonable Rates. Free pick-up and delivery in Renfrew. Call Marilyn. Leave Message. 613432-5237

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$$MONEY$$ Consolidate debts mortgages to 95% No income, Bad credit OK! The Mortgage Centre #10969 1-800-2821169 www.mtgcentre.com

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE • Post-secondary degree in related field, with a minimum of 1 year of community development; nutrition experience preferred • Recent and successful experience working with volunteers in a rural setting • Recent and successful experience creating community partnerships and establishing rapport with diverse groups • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational and computer skills • Ability to work both independently and with teams, to think creatively and facilitate problem-solving • Bilingualism an asset

CAREERS

SALARY benefits

$25/hour plus travel expenses; no other

Applications, referring to file number ADM-063 and including a current resume and one-page statement on the role of the Community Development Coordinator, must be received by the undersigned no later than 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2009. Kim McKinty, Chair Food For Learning c/o Walter Zadow Public School 79 Ottawa Street Arnprior, ON K7S 1X2 Roy Reiche, Chairperson Roger Clarke, Director ONLY CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONTACTED. ALL OTHER APPLICANTS ARE THANKED FOR THEIR INTEREST. ALL OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT ARE CONDITIONAL UPON RECEIPT OF A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK ACCEPTABLE TO THE BOARD AND APPROVAL BY THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION.

SELLIT.

613-732-9802 JOHN G. PELLETIER BROKER

Continued business growth has created an immediate need for: COMMERCIAL TIRE TECHNICIANS If You … • Are mechanically inclined • Have a friendly personality • Possess superior customer service skills • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment We offer: • Full Training • A challenging position • A stimulating atmosphere • A good remuneration package • Full company benefits • Excellent job security Apply to join our dynamic team of qualified professionals!

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Dave Flaherty, Benson Tire 280 Mask Road (Old 22) Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 4B1 dflaherty@bensontire.com Fax: (613) 432-9174

WSIB FREE Case Assessment. NO UP FRONT FEE for FILE REPRESENTATION. Over $100 Million in Settlements! Call toll free 1-888-747-6474, Quote #123.

PUBLIC NOTICES

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BENEFIT NIGHTS MORTGAGES FIRST second, private loans. Personal/business L.O.C. Credit problems, I have solutions. Private money available. Please contact Jack Ronson, Quinte Mortgage Solutions Belleville. 1-866874-0554

SERVICES CERTIFIED MASON 10yrs exp., Chimney Repair & Restoration, cultured stone, parging, repointing. Brick, block & stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. Work guaranteed. 613-250-0290. DIGITAL PHOTO RESTORATION Restore your vintage photographic memories. Scratched, spotted, creased, faded and torn photos digitally restored. Digital Foto/Grafx of Renfrew, 432-7409, 304 Harry St., Renfrew, ON. GEORGE’S BARBER SHOP 47 McGarry Ave phone 613-4329335

Fully Insured & Equipped

IN THE FIND . IT

ASSISTED DOWN PAYMENT RATE DISCOUNT DEBT CONSOLIDATION PRIVATE FUNDING FREE CONSULTATION

Commercial/Residential

Please submit resume in person to:

BUY IT.

SINCE 1986

JACOB’S SNOW REMOVAL

LOCATION Work from home, with significant travel within Renfrew County and District SCHEDULE Flexible hours, not exceeding 35 per week; some evening work will be required

MORTGAGES

6 tractors & 5 plow trucks to serve you

24/7 Emergency Service Driveways starting at 10.00 per plow-out!

$

Call: JACOB HULTINK @

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Commencing immediately and until June 26, 2009 (with the possibility of renewal until August 2010, subject to Ministry funding)

TAX TIME

COMING EVENTS

LEGAL NOTICE

At Cyclones (Best Western Renfrew) We know times are tough. And we want to help. So …welcome to Benefit Nights It’s simple. Pick an evening. Let everyone know. And if they come in for dinner on that night they only have to mention your group or Team, and we kick back 20% to your team or organization. A great way for your group to fundraise. A great way for your members and supporters to have a great time. Give us a call to RESERVE your night.

613-433-3663

Not valid with any other offer INCOME TAX PREPARATION Personal and Business Bookkeeping and Payroll services, 16 years experience KARE Accounting 613-4324990 please leave a message THIS IS A MESSAGE TO THE WOMAN WHO STOLE MY PURSE at the Wendy’s/Tim Horton’s. We have contacted the police and have your face on Camera. If you send the money to the Renfrew Mercury in an envelope, no charges will be laid. If NOT you will be caught and charged.

Spring is coming!

Open Daily

‘til April 26, Daily 9am-5pm

Events:

Sun March 8 - Aboriginal Celebration of Maple History Shows 11am & 1pm • Enter our Photo & Recipe Contests until March 27. • Enjoy horsedrawn sleighrides, music & facepainting on weekends. Visit our New Website for details! www.fultons.ca 613-256-3867

JAMIESON TRAVEL: 2009 Tours. April:New Hampshire/Maine * MAY: New York, Branson * JUNE:AlasFRIDAY NIGHT Tadoussac/SaENTERTAINMENT ka, guenay, Poland AUG: Brothers Chaffey Newfoundland, SEPT Friday, March 6th Ireland and/or Wales * 8 p.m. OCT. Australia/NZ/Fiji 409 Stewart St., * NOV. Branson and Renfrew MAY 2010: Oberam613-432-5801 CL13912 mergau Passion Play and much more. Call 1-888-582-7011 for HALEY UNITED free catalogue of all CHURCH in Haley our tours. www.jamieStation is holding their sontravel.com annual Hot Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, March 21. 4-6:30pm. Adults $12, Children 6-12 years: OUR RENOVATION $6, Under 5 years: SALE Continues at free. Wheelchair acTeresa’s Valley cessible. Treasures in Osceola, 50%-60% off, Hurry In, Open Saturdays HELPING HANDS 10-4, Sundays 12-5, Don’t THRIFT STORE will 613-646-7964 hold a 1/2 price and Miss It! dollar sale. Beginning March 5 Store hours 10-3 Monday thru Thursday 10-1 Friday and Saturday 290 Veterans Blvd. behind the Beer Store.

RENFREW plus

CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY

IN BUSINESS? Want to make an impresMARCH 10 - 12 - 14 - 15 sion? Trying to establish or expand your Info call KEVIN WHITE market? You’ll want to 432-5192 Exhibit at Showcase 2009 at the Petawawa or KIRK WARREN Civic Centre. April 623-8545 17-19. The largest show in the Upper Ottawa Valley. SHOWCASE 2009, April 17-19, PetawIRISH STEW SUP- awa Civic Centre. ExPER Glasgow United hibitor enquiries welChurch Friendship come. Email stoneHall Tuesday March manshowcase@sym17th 4:00-6:30 p.m. patico.ca or phone Freewill donation at 613-732-9662 for information. the door.

PERSONALS DATING SURE Has Changed! Let us help you meet someone to share your life with. Misty River Introductions. No computer required! 613-257-3531, www.mistyriverintros.com

LOVE! MONEY! LIFE! #1 Psychics! 1-877478-4410. Credit Cards / Deposit $3.19/min. 18+ 1900-783-3800

OTTAWA’S MONTHLY COIN & STAMP SALE! Canada, foreign, military, postcards, silver, bank notes and covers. Buy, Sell, Appraise. Sunday. March 8th 9:30am-3:30pm. Nepean Sportsplex. InMARCH CALENDAR formation 613-749FOR the Renfrew Sil1847 Rod MacDonald ver Seniors, 9th Executive meeting 12:00 noon, 12th St Patrick’s Day Party tickets will be available until the 9th, call Pat 613-649-2756, 26th Luncheon and general meeting, members only please

VA N D E R Z WA AG CONTRACTING commercial/residential Insured & Equipped For all Your Lawn and www.mysticalconnections.ca Yard Care!! Call for a free quote/estimate. BOOK EARLY! Call COMING EVENTS Mike 613-585-3641 WILL PICK UP & REMOVE any unwanted cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles, lawntractors, snowblowers, etc. Cash paid for some. Peter, All Purpose Towing. 613797-2315, 613-560-9042 www.allpurpose.4-you.ca

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SPRING TOURS: April 20-24: 5 day tour to North Conway, NH and Portland, Maine. Scenic White Mountains and shopping mecca. Visit quaint sea side of Portland. MAY 7-10: NYC Manhattan. JUNE 15-18: Beautiful Saguenay and Quebec City - awesome whale watching! Call Jamieson Travel for full details on these tours and many more! 1888-582-7011. w w w. j a m i e s o n t r a vel.com


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FIREARMS WANTED FOR UPCOMING AUCTIONS: Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns, Bows, Military Medals, Edged Weapons. As Estate Specialists we manage the sale of registered & unregistered firearms. We can facilitate the sale of firearms with expired certificates. Call Paul @ Switzer’s Auction: 613332-5581 or 1-800694-2609 or email info@switzersauction.com for a consultation. Watch our web site for updated listings: www.switzersauction.com Next Sale April 1

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BIRTHDAYS

ENGAGEMENTS

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ANNIVERSARIES

Happy Sweet 16 March 8th

Stephanie Happy

99th Birthday

Please join us in celebrating A Happy

Mary St. Louis Love, Your Family

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Dick - Rodriguez Larry and Jean Dick are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Angela to Jose Rodriguez son of Irene Aguilar and Jose Rodriguez of San Jose, Costa Rica. Marriage to take place August 29, 2009 at the home of Jimmy and Elizabeth McHale, Douglas, Ontario.

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Happy 90th Birthday

GRADUATIONS

Engagement

Keith Briscoe

Happy 1st Birthday

Happy 30th Birthday

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Chris Armstrong graduated from the University of Guelph on February 18, 2009, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree. He is employed by Thompsons Ltd. in Kent Bridge, Ontario.

O’MALLEY — Terry, Jennifer and big brother Riley are thrilled to announce the arrival of Aidan Garry, born January 23, 2009, weighing 8 lb. 4 oz. Sixth grandchild for Garry and Jeanie O’Malley of Renfrew, second for Kevin and Susan Hie of Norwood. A big thank you to Dr. Langlois, and the OBS nurses at RVH. CL14345

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deVRIES — Paul and Krystyna deVries and big sister Ali welcomed Marikje Lynn at 11 p.m. on January 9, 2009 at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and measured 20”. Special thanks to Dr. Langlois and all the nurses.

WEDDINGS

WEDDINGS, BAPTISMS & Funerals, location of your choice. Also available Small weddings, my home, weekdays. The Rev. Alan Gal613-726lichan. 0400.

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Social Announcements • Births • Deaths • Thank You • Stags • Engagements • Weddings • Anniversaries • Graduations • Birthdays Renfrew Mercury Renfrew Weekender Call: 613-432-3655 Fax: 613-432-6689 Email: adrienne.barr@metroland.com

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MARCH 8


CARDS OF THANKS

IN MEMORIAM

QUAST, Lillian In loving memory of my wife Lillian who passed away March 1, 2008.

THANK YOU DUNCAN

-- A sincere Thank you to everyone for your prayers, phone calls, visits, cards, food and all acts of kindness during my treatment and recovery. Your support is greatly appreciated. Also a sincere thank you to Florence Eady and the volunteer drivers for the Cancer Society.

Donna Lee

Delmer McCallum

ST. MICHAEL/TAYLOR Jacqueline (Jackie) (née Gauthier)

We, Jackie‛s family, would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the tremendous support that so many have given to us in our time of loss. Our beautiful and funloving Mother would have been proud to be remembered in this way. Our thanks go to: Father Proulx; Deacon Don Smith; Renfrew Legion (Branch 148); All of those wonderful and caring people who donated food, sent flowers and cards of condolences (personally and on-line); and, the Renfrew Legion Ladies‛ Auxiliary for the excellent luncheon. Special thanks are extended to Don Goulet and Family Funeral Home for being amazingly efficient in such a caring way. Very special thanks to the Staff of Fairview Manor (Almonte, On) who treated Mom as a family member and showed and shared compassion and humor throughout the many years she called Fairview “home”. Thank you to all of you who traveled from far and near to share in the celebration of Mom‛s life. Alzheimer‛s is a terrible and debilitating disease and we thank those who have donated to the fight for a cure. Merci à tout le monde! The St. Michael, Taylor and Gauthier family.

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

IN LOVING MEMORY OF our Beloved Father and Grandfather, Delmer McCallum, who passed away suddenly on March 9, 2005 Those we love don’t go away they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near still loved, still missed and very dear. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, for as long as there is memory they will live on in our hearts. Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone.

of a wonderful Dad and Grandpa who passed away March 9th, 2005. Time has passed but not your memory, you are always with us. I’M HERE I’m here thinking, No, this didn’t happen It wasn’t time. None of us were prepared. It hit me hard, And same with the others. I’m still thinkig, It hasn’t registered. I’m wondering, Will it ever? I’m here replaying the times, Of how I see your fiddle, With your welcoming smile behind it. We’re here reminiscing, About how you were. That you never complained. And all you’d want for us, Is to move on. So, all I want to say, Is I miss you, And forever will. — Samantha Coulas

Stephanie, Keith, Kody and Samantha

Remembering Diane keeps her ever near, I do that every day, But there is an ache within my heart that never goes away. TRISTAN PALLEN March 8, 2006

Sadly missed by sister Elaine and Vance

Gone from the earth so swiftly, Just like a flower in bloom,

We’ll meet him some glad morning, Resting by waters fair, He is waiting for our coming In the upper garden there, Safe in the arms of Jesus. LOTS OF LOVE — Mom, Dad, Jared & Nana

Love Ralph and family

ROCHON, Diane (Pilgrim) In loving memory of our daughter, who passed away March 6, 2005. Four years have passed since that sad day, When she was called away. It broke our hearts to lose her, She did not go alone, For part of us went with her, The day God called her home, Sadly missed, always remembered Dad and Mom

Research advances continue to grow” We are on the threshold of a new era in cancer research. We’re really confident that we will beat cancer.”

Dr. Robert Phillips

So young, so fair, so loving, Yet called away so soon,

It is lonely here without you, I miss you more each day, For life is not the same to me, Since you were called away. If I could have one lifetime wish, One dream that could come true, I would prey to God with all my heart, For yesterday and you

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NESBITT, Charles In loving memory of our grandpa Charlie. The rolling stream of life rolls on, But still the vacant chair, Recalls the love, the voice, the smile, Of the one who once sat there. Always in our hearts, Your Grandchildren

LET’S MAKE CANCER HISTORY

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CANCER, SERVICES OR TO MAKE A DONATION 1-888-939-3333 www.cancer.ca

Passages

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Passages ERIC THOMAS COTTEE — SEPTEMBER 15th 1922 - FEBRUARY 26th 2009 — Died in his sleep in the Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Born in Tiptree, England the eldest of four brothers and one sister. As the oldest he was a care giver at a very early age. He joined the British Royal Navy at 15-1/2 and went to sea at 16 on his first destroyer and served through the second world war. He was a gunnery instructor and Chief Petty Officer. He received many medals and was offered a commission, however he refused. While serving on the ship Juno, the ship was sunk and was considered missing however he was rescued after treading water in the Atlantic for 17 hrs. He then joined the Royal Fleet Reserves where he served for 5 yrs. He then joined the Port Of London authority until his retirement. He was an avid gardener and photographer, he served many years and won numerous awards as a member of the RA Photo Club. He left a legacy of beautiful gardens wherever he lived. He provided around the clock attention for his wife Sylvia who suffered extensively from MS until her death in 1998. On first meeting, due to his quiet nature he seemed very stern, however he had a heart of Gold which he showed in his own personal way. Always giving and never asking for anything in return. Remembered by his daughter Hilary Rathwell, (Wes) grand daughters Emma, (John), Amy. Great grand children Callum, Ryan and Cecilia. Pre deceased by father Earnest & mother Dorothy, remembered by sister Mary, brothers Don, John & George sister in law, Pauline (Peter), brother in law Ted, (pre deceased by sister in law Betty, nephews Paul (Karen), Jason (Sarah). He will be dearly missed by all A special thank you to Dr. S Rake and the staff of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Donations in his name may be gratefully given to the Coast Guard Association or the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation. Private cremation. A memorial service will be held at Saint Pauls Anglican Church on Tuesday, March 10 at 11 a.m.

It is with great sadness that we announce that Bob passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2009. Predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Irene and their son Garry. Survived by their caring son David (Christine), daughter in law Annelisa Gillespie (Gord) and his cherished grandchildren Tanya, Karla, Elaine and Laura. Special friend to Linda Bergh. Bob will be forever remembered in the hearts of his three siblings; Marion Russett (Frank-deceased), Fred (Betty), and George (Eunice). Bob started his career as a trade commissioner and had a varied experience in the Public service in such positions as Deputy Secretary of the Program Branch at Treasury Board, Deputy Minister of International Trade and completed his working adventures as President of the Export Development Corporation. Many thanks to all the staff at the Oakpark Retirement Community for their ongoing support and care. The family extends special thanks to the staff of NOA at the Ottawa Hospital Civic campus and the palliative care team for assisting us through a difficult time. Family and friends visited at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, where a private family service was held. Donations may be made in memory of Bob to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Ottawa Hospital or the charity of your choice.

Peacefully at home, Calabogie, Ontario on Saturday, February 28, 2009, Nancy Gervais, age 64 years. Beloved wife of Jack Gorra; dear mother of Cathy (Steve) Morrison, Manotick, Lisa (Duane) Clouthier, Calabogie, Karyn Gorra (Tom Bradley), Oakville, Jacqueline Gorra (Jason Klassen), Barrhaven, Larry (Amber) Gorra, Calabogie. Loving grandmother of Blair, Brendan, Devin, Regan, Jordan, Brett & Jenna. Dear sister of Donna (Harry) Ferguson, Patsy (Mike) Maw, John (Bernice) Gervais, Calabogie, Margie (Brian) Mackenzie, Springtown, Ken (Linda) Gervais, Kanata. Visitations at the GOULET FUNERAL HOME, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Tuesday: 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Most Precious Blood, Calabogie, Wednesday March 4th at 10:30 a,m. Spring interment parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations: www.gouletfuneralhome.com

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In Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Sunday, March 1, 2009, Bernice Siroski, age 80 years. Wife of the late James A. Deyell; dear mother of Robert (Beth), Ann (Jerome) Mask, Renfrew, Christine (John) Gosk, Barrie. Dear grandmother of Robert (Brandy), Kristopher (Tania), Jimmy (Steph) Mask, Samantha & Christopher Gosk, Clinton (Rachel) Deyell, and great-grandmother of 7 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Leonard (late Valerie), Renfrew, James (Alice) and Martin (Rose) Siroski, London, Ontario. Visitations at the GOULET FUNERAL HOME, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Wednesday: 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and after 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Thursday, March 5th at 10:30 a.m. Spring interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Our Lady of Fatima Memorial Fund or Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations: www.gouletfuneralhome.com

(VE3EUL) Veteran R.C.A.F. W.W. II, Burma Star Association, Funeral Director. Suddenly in Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Thursday, February 27, 2009. Charlie Spence age 84 years. Husband of the late Jean (Lindsay) by first marriage. Loving husband of Doris Spence (Dillabough) of Renfrew. Loved father of Ronald (Yvonne) of North Vancouver, Doug of Thunder Bay and Gary (Coral) of Alymer, Que., and Grandfather of 6 grandchildren. Loved step father of Yvonne Wright, Donna Ahier and Sue Ann Wright. Friends may call at the ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 22 Raglan St. S., Renfrew on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted in Renfrew Presbyterian Church on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. For those desiring, donations to Hospice Renfrew or Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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LeBlanc – It is with sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Max LeBlanc in Brooks, Alberta on February 27th, 2009 at the age of 84 years. Max was a WWII Veteran and served in the North Atlantic Squadron overseas in Air and Sea Rescue. He was an active Life Member of the EID Legion Branch #63. He was predeceased by his loving wife Ann in 1988 and son-in-law Stan Grenier. Max is survived by his loving family, 2 daughters Debbie Funk and her husband Jake and Gloria Grenier; 2 grandsons Clark (Bev) and Rick (Tony). Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 5th at 3:00 PM from St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Brooks. Rev. Avinash Colaco Celebrant. Interment to follow at Brooks Cemetery, Field of Honour. In memory of Max, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, #102, 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 1Z8. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME, BROOKS, ALBERTA. Telephone 403-362-4636. CL14355

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In Ottawa, Wednesday February 25th, 2009. Daughter of the late M.J. O’Brien Jr “Jack” and Aileen (Legree) of Renfrew. Sister of James John O’Brien “Jim” (Juliette), Aileen “Honey” Sullivan of Ottawa; Anne Tracey (Richard) of Hilton Head, North Carolina. The Family wishes to thank all the staff of Ottawa General Hospital, 6th floor n.w; Cumberland Lodge and Dr. Bazil for their excellent care. A Memorial Service will be held in the early summer. In memoriam donations to a Charity of Choice appreciated. Kelly Funeral Home Carling Chapel 613-828-2313

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Volchenkov’s pain is Senators gain By Rob Brodie OttawaSenators.com Anton Volchenkov admits to an affinity for ice. Not the frozen patch of water the Ottawa Senators defenceman skates upon at Scotiabank Place and other arenas around the National Hockey League. But rather, a much smaller form that he applies to the bruised portions of his body that are a part of his everyday life. “I use ice all the time,” the burly native of Moscow said with a grin as he pondered the number of bruises that cover his legs, arms and chest, most of them courtesy of the numerous shots he throws himself in front of in every game. Volchenkov’s shot-blocking ability has been legendary in the Senators dressing room for a long time now. Not just for the sheer volume of them – he led the NHL with 273 in 200607 – but rather for the way he seemingly ignores potential pain for the team’s gain. “He’s doing things that a lot of guys don’t,” veteran Senators defenceman Chris Phillips said about his longtime blue-line cohort. “You see him blocking shots and not just getting in the

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way because that’s what his job is – he literally hopes the puck hits him. “And it doesn’t matter if there is padding or not. He seems to just relish it and do it with a smile on his face. You don’t see a lot of that.” Ask him about the beating his body takes and Volchenkov doesn’t flinch. “I’ve got lots (of marks),” he said. “It’s just a bruise. You take ice after the game. If there is soreness the next day, you just take ice again.” Even some of the more severe injuries he’s suffered didn’t faze him. Volchenkov has twice broken the index finger on his right hand blocking shots. Last season, he took a shot off the helmet during the Senators’ firstround playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The resulting pressure cut required 14 stitches. “It was big damage,” he said. “But it’s playoff time. You’ve got to play. I just took a bigger helmet and said ‘let’s go.’ “It’s hockey. It’s a tough game and blocking shots is part of the game.” His teammates marvel at Volchenkov’s fearless style of play.

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“We shake our heads at him, no question,” said Phillips. “We’ve had to talk to him about just making sure to only block the ones that are going to hit the net. Sometimes, you see him throwing up his arms at pucks that aren’t even close to the net. He’s still trying to block them. He was starting to get a lot of bruises doing that, so we tried to (get him to) tone it down a little bit.” The 27-year-old Volchenkov, now in his sixth season with the Senators, can’t imagine playing the game any other way. “It’s tough but I like my game,” he said. “I like playing defensive, hitting guys, blocking shots. I like to score goals, for

sure, but we’ve got good players on the team who can score goals. It’s important to stop pucks, too. “We have a goalie (behind us) but sometimes he needs some help, so (that’s why) I try to block shots.” Clearly, there is no fear of the pain that might ensue. One almost gets the sense he’s proud of each and every bruise he’s accumulated over the years. “He’s one of those guys that bruises easily and bruises big,” said Phillips. “When he does, you’re not surprised, but he definitely has a mark for every one he’s blocked.” Call them badges of honour, if you will, each one of them very well earned.

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2002 JEEP LIBERTY LIMITED 3.7-litre V-6, selec-trac 4wd with all the options suitable for the best model! Power sunroof, power seat, alloy wheels and much more on this local one owner Jeep. Very affordable luxury! 155,000 kms.

SALE PRICE = $9,650.00

376 O’BRIEN ROAD RENFREW, ON

1-888-432-8532 www.renfrewchrysler.ca

• Payments are + taxes only and are calculated with no down payment. •All vehicles are eligible for extended warranty.

2004 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT

2008 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT

3.7-litre 6-cylinder, 4x4 with power windows, door locks, remote entry, fog lamps, speed control, tilt steering, 16-inch alloy wheels. This local one owner is super clean and ready to go! Just 91,000 kms.

V-6 powered 3.7-litre with all the power options, speed control, alloy wheels and the very popular “skyview roof” system. Almost new with just 7,000 km.

SALE PRICE = $11,725.00

SALE PRICE = $21,275.00

BI-WEEKLY PAYMENT = $118.00

•Some vehicles may be former daily rentals.

• CREDIT PROBLEMS? WE CAN HELP.

BI-WEEKLY PAYMENT = $159.00

• THEY MAY BE ABLE TO MATCH OUR PRICE...BUT NEVER OUR SERVICE.

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MARCH PRICE BREAKER S NOW I THE TIME

RED TAG SALE!

DON’T WAIT

March 7th to March 14th

“Although we’ve all read or heard enough news about our struggling economy, I would like to share some positive news. The management and staff of Mack MacKenzie Motors would like to thank all of our customers for making this past February a successful one. On that note, I’m pleased to announce General Motors new ALL IN ONE event, plus the best incentive packages in the industry. If you have been holding off buying a new or used vehicle, visit us over the next few days to take advantage of the RED TAG Event. Our sale will simply offer the Ottawa Valley extended savings in these trying times.

Greg MacKenzie General Manager

INTRODUCING AN INDUSTRY FIRST

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BEST COVERAGE

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5 YEARS / 160 000 KMS s0/7%242!).,)-)4%$7!22!.49 s2/!$3)$%!33)34!.#% s#/524%3942!.30/24!4)/.

NEW VEHICLES 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA $

$

2008 PONTIAC G6

*

$

21,756 189**bi-weekly

2009 PONTIAC G8

2009 CHEVROLET AVEO $

$

16,219* 179**bi-weekly

17,448* 193**bi-weekly

2009 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 4x4

30,158* 335**bi-weekly

2009 PONTIAC TORRENT

$

$

19,607* 227**bi-weekly

$

$

24,907* 276**bi-weekly

*Cash purchase price includes all manufacturers rebates, plus tax, license fee & admin. **Payments are with $0 down payment, bi-weekly payments, 0% - 8.95% APR, based on model. All taxes & fees included OAC.

$

2005 CHEVROLET AVEO

2005 PONTIAC G5

54,000 kms

39,000 kms $ *

45,000 kms $ *

$

16,995* $ 172**bi-weekly

2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

10,995* 130**bi-weekly

7,995 $ 99**bi-weekly

2007 PONTIAC G6 ex-rental

$

$

8,995 89**bi-weekly

2006 GMC ENVOY

$

$

64,400 kms $ *

7,292 $ 92**bi-weekly

2009 PONTIAC VIBE

$

$

2005 SATURN

58,000 kms $ *

*

21,097 199**bi-weekly

2009 CHEVROLET COBALT

$

$

27,757* 253**bi-weekly

$

2004 CHEVROLET VENTURE

9,995 120**bi-weekly

$

2003 CHEVROLET TRACKER 83,000 kms

36,000 kms $

13,291* $ 131**bi-weekly

$

12,995*

Just Arrived!

*Sale prices are plus taxes, license & admin. **Payments are bi-weekly, $0 down, 60/72/84 months amortization based on model year OAC. • Manufacturer’s warranty • 30-day/2500 km no-hassle exchange privilege • 150 + point inspections • 24-hour roadside assistance

Mack MacKenzie Motors 547 New St., Renfrew, ON 613.432.3684

“When just being satisfied is not enough … experience the Mack MacKenzie Motors difference”

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