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Renfrew budget up 2.5% LUCY HASS A snip here, a cut there, and pinches across the board. Every municipal department felt the impact of Renfrew’s 2009 recession budget, approved unanimously Monday night. But only after Reeve Audrey Green secured an amendment to pull day care from the overall operating budget, so she could vote against its passage in a separate recorded vote. Green is dissatisfied with cuts to the 2009 day care budget. The 2009 budget calls for a tax levy increase of $143,000 – up 2.5 per cent from 2008. In 2009 the town will levy $5.8 million in taxation for its own purposes, and transfer about $6 million to the County of Renfrew and school boards. Council approved the town’s operating and

capital budgets Monday night, but it’s just the first step, says treasurer Keray O’Reilly. “In two weeks we will be back here to consider bylaws outlining the actual tax rates for 2009 that are required to generate the forecasted tax levy,” the treasurer says in his budget synopsis. Twelve motions were passed Monday night related to the budget. A 10-year capital expenditure forecast was passed, as were capital and operating budgets. Three policies to contribute to reserves were also waived for 2009 – funds for future asset acquisition, annual rental income for space leased to the provincial government, and $50,000 annually for recreation major capital items. The full budget document is available on the town’s website For full coverage of the 2009 budget, see the Tuesday, May 5 edition of The Renfrew Mercury.

Renfrew Calvary Pentecostal Youth Group member Mckinley Ripley picks up trash in a swale along Wrangler Drive Saturday. Earlier in Pitch-in Week, Mckinley picked up garbage with his Renfrew Christian School classmates. He was rewarded for his efforts because he found $20 among the litter Saturday. Photo by DEBBIE TURCOTTE

Choose your favourites in the neighbourhood Our debut edition of the Readers’ Choice Awards is underway, and your votes will make all the difference. Ballots are in the next three editions, and we’re looking for our readers to tell us who deserves to be honoured as their favourite in dozens of categories, including favourite restaurants, entertainment, local business services, shopping, health services and auto services.

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McNab-Braeside seeks Building Canada funds for Burnstown Beach bathrooms

JOHN CARTER rooms and road and wharf improvements at the Clay Bank boat launch. McNab-Braeside is seeking Building Canada Other possible projects discussed were an expansion funds to improve the washrooms at Burnstown Beach. Council has agreed to make the Burnstown Beach work its lead project in applying for twothirds funding under the initiative to stimulate the economy with infrastructure works. The project, estimated to cost about $95,000, would add flush bathrooms and a possible canteen to the beach area. At its April 21 meeting, council also approved three other applications for Building Canada funding, including lights at the Dochart Park soccer fields. Council also agreed the township should apply for funds to upgrade Duncan Drive and McLaughlin Creek Side Road subject to Stantec Engineering providing the necessary engineering for the projects by the May 1 grant deadline. Stantec officials later said that was achievable. To quality, the projects need to be shovel-ready and not in the municipality’s 2009 budget. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS Council considered a number of recreation projects for funding, including a nature trail at Alvar Park, washrooms and a parking lot at Red Pine Bay, entrance and park improvements at Dochart Park, a stage and more parking (in anticipation of the Highland Festival) at Waba Cottage, and wash-


Renfrew Bruce Street Tim Hortons manager Janine Lafont, Renfrew Mayor Sandi Heins and town council’s Pitch-in Week organizer Bill Guyea try out the recycling bins outside the restaurant April 25. The bins allow customers to sort their garbage into trash, paper and bottle/can recyclables. Lafont said Tim Hortons has been recycling for eight years, but the bins are relatively new to make it easier for customers to do their part. Guyea said Tim Hortons was partnering with the town during this year’s Pitch-in Week by encouraging customers not to litter and holding clean-up blitzes in the areas around their restaurants April 26. A poster in the Tim Hortons window shows graphically how bad it looks when people litter. Mercury photo by JOHN CARTER

of the municipal office, improved security surveillance of township properties, and a storage building and entrance improvement at the landfill site.


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School boards approve pilot project. to start in September, for Deep River, Petawawa and Pembroke schools. STEVE NEWMAN It wasn’t unanimous but the Renfrew County district public and Catholic school boards voted Monday night to initiate a staggered-bells busing system in part of the county. Annual savings of $900,000 were projected if staggered bells was implemented across the county by the two major school boards. Projected savings for next year, by implementing a pilot project of staggered bells in the Deep River, Petawawa and Pembroke schools, will be closer to $550,000. About 70 per cent of that total, or about $387,000, would be saved by the public board. “While it would not eliminate the transportation deficit, it would eliminate the need to make cuts to services,” said Lisa Kuehl, the public board’s superintendent of business. The avalanche of feedback from various parties, including parents and some municipalities, was decidedly opposed to staggered bells. Public school board chair Roy Reiche acknowledges the issue raised a lot of emotion, while trustee David Kaiser said he found this issue more emotional and challenging than the one of school closures a few years ago. Staggered bells involves bus drivers doing mostly duplicated routes to permit staggered pickup of students and staggered start times for high school and elementary students in a window as large as 8 to 9:30 a.m., versus the current starting times around 9 a.m. This approach, known as Option A, was recommended by the Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium (consisting of three members from each board). See PILOT PROJECT, Page 10

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Explore Options As the recession deepens, young and old alike are looking at their jobs in a whole new light. And events like the Options Skilled Trades and Job Fair gain greater relevance. Tomorrow, May 1, the Pembroke Memorial Centre will be the scene of the Options 2009 fair where more than 200 high school students will compete in 12 skills competitions, including team carpentry, small engine repair, hairstyling, masonry, cabinet making and welding. Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. more than 2,000 Grade 10 students from across Renfrew County will also attend the interactive showcase of apprenticeship training opportunities in Renfrew County. “Displaced workers and students looking for summer jobs can attend the job fair that will feature more than 25 employers from throughout the region, including AECL, National Defence, Ontario Power Generation, Algonquin College, RCMP, OPP and many health care employers,” says Jamie Bramburger, manager of community and student affairs for Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley. The lead organizations for the fair are Algonquin College, Renfrew County school boards, Passport to Prosperity, Service Canada and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. If you’re looking for work, explore Options. It could be inspiring. The Renfrew Mercury

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Driscoll Zadow operates the Tigges-Newman family’s manure spreader after the post-winter manure collection of 2008. The 2009 spring collection continues. Renfrew Mercury Weekender photo by STEVE NEWMAN

Rites of spring, with and without the snow Two of my most revered rites of spring are as different as brown and white, but important in weird and wonderful ways. Spring isn’t the best of seasons. It’s my fourth favourite, but therein lies some of Canada’s greatness, for all four seasons are full of rewards and beauty. And, in some ways, the transition into a new season brings special offerings, or what one might call rites of passage; in this case, rites of spring. The dictionary defines rite of passage as an event or achievement in a person’s life that is regarded as having great significance. The word ‘rite’ is described as a ceremonial or formal, solemn act, observance or procedure in accordance with a prescribed rule of custom, as in religious use. For me, the key words appear to be observance and custom, with perhaps a touch of religious fervour. The white rite of spring is one I’ve had less opportunity to adhere to since moving to Renfrew County over a decade ago. While living in the

national capital area, a rite of spring was invariably the privilege of cross-country skiing in Gatineau Park up to April 10. Ski that day and one felt it had been a decently long season, of four months or more, with the warming combination of spring temperatures and skiing being one of the best feelings there is. One season, the snow arrived in late October and was still around when I packed my skis away the last few days of April. I may never see another six-month season, but I did ski into a fifth month this season,

thanks to the weather gods on April 10. A few days earlier, it appeared my goal of skiing 50 times this season would not be realized. A spring ski holiday got me closer to that goal, but as of early April I was stalled at No. 47. A 10-centimetre snowfall shortly afterwards made No. 48 and 49 possible, before warming temperatures returned. But there I was, Good Friday (April 10), heading out with my skis and sniffing for snow, and finding it. Ten metres on snow, 10 metres on grass, 10 metres on snow, 10 metres on grass … there wasn’t much snow, until I found a 100-metre stretch at the top of our hobby farm, where I contently strided back and forth. No. 50 was in the books, but there would be no No. 51. The next morning that 100-metre stretch of snow had disappeared. Good timing, though. A second rite of spring − let’s call it the brown rite of spring − was already well underway. That’s the rite of collect-

ing all the horse manure in the barnyard and adjoining two paddocks. The amount of manure builds up over the winter, often covered by snow falling off the barn roofs. But then the spring thaw allows the official manure collection to begin. Four weeks or more later, after gathering the horse poop, as our family calls it, into one huge pile with manure forks and wheelbarrows, we’re ready for distribution. Our aging neighbour arrives with his aging tractor to pull our aging manure spreader over the hay fields in our annual fertilizing ritual. Before coming to Renfrew County, I never imagined participating in any such clean-up. Yet now, I look forward to it. Not because the ritual cleans my sinuses. Maybe a little because I like the look of a cleaner barnyard. But mainly just because. It’s like nothing else I do. It’s harder work than it looks. It’s honest work. And it awakens one from a sense of hibernation that has gone on long enough.

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Vandalism at Renfrew Legion disgraceful and immature To the editor: Again the children of Renfrew had nothing better to do than write obscene remarks about someone they don’t like on Legion property this past Saturday night. To whomever did this disgraceful deed to the Legion, you should ask yourself just one thing – what did the Legion do to

you that you had to share your feelings of dislike about one of your friends? If you don’t read the paper each week, you should take it up (reading, maybe that would keep you indoors and out of trouble), you would see how much the Legion reciprocates funds and good deeds back out to our community.

Reflections on spring To the editor: Spring – when winter’s stormy blasts have all but ceased. When bears awake from their winter’s slumber. When squirrels, chipmunks and the like scamper across freshly-raked lawns, at play. When crocuses and tulips sprout through Mother Earth. When folks get green thumbs planting flowers in flower beds to beautify their dwellings. Truly spring, without a doubt, is a time of new growth and new beginnings, making us all feel that everything is alright with the world around us. The beauty of spring around us, brings out the best in us, giving bounce to one’s every step. Ed Brandimore Renfrew

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Members of the Renfrew Calvary Pentecostal Church youth group relax after filling up several bags of trash April 25 in a Pitch-in clean-up effort along Wrangler Road near their church. Among their haul was 14 empty windshield wiper fluid bottles, a $20 bill and a $5 bill. From left are Gaelyn Turcotte, Dan Ripley, Mckinley Ripley, Nate MacIsaac, Candace Briscoe and James Wall. Missing is Debbie Turcotte, who took the photograph.

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St. Joseph’s High School students were out in full force on Earth Day, pitching in to clean up around the school and surrounding area. From left, Hillary Hanniman, Jody Bergeron-Parsons and Savannah Cockwell do their part in the clean-up. Students filled 22 garbage bags, 42 recycling bags, found 210 pounds of scrap metal and one tire during the Wednesday morning cleanup. Mercury photo by PETER CLARK

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Opeongo mourns first principal JOHN CARTER The first principal of Opeongo High School has died at the age of 81. Donald Pope Whillans of the Cobden area died Tuesday, April 21. He was appointed principal of Opeongo when it opened in 1968 and stayed in the position until his retirement in 1986. In the 1984 Canadian election when Brian Mulroney’s Conservatives decimated John Turner’s Liberals, Whillans ran under the Tory banner against Liberal MP Len Hopkins. In the closest race of Hopkins’ 32-year political career, Whillans received 19,464

votes and came within 38 votes of unseating him. Prior to serving as principal of Opeongo, Whillans was principal of Eganville High School and taught at Cobden when it had a high school. Whillans is survived by his wife, Cobden-raised Lois (McInerney), and children Bob (Elaine Moore), Deb (Jess Jellen) and Kim (Stephen Parks). He is also survived by six grandchildren. “He was known as an innovator and a father figure for that school, and his loss is felt in the Cobden, Eganville and Douglas area,” said public school board chairman Roy Reiche.

Health unit monitoring swine flu JOHN CARTER Health officials are on alert in case the swine flu becomes a problem in this area. Swine flu has become a major problem in Mexico, killing as many as 150 people. The pandemic alert level has risen as the flu has spread to Canada and other countries. The Canadian government suggested Monday that all non-essential visits to Mexico be curtailed. As of Tuesday, health unit officials were monitoring five suspected swine flu cases in the Ottawa area, but all were termed mild.

A surveillance alert has been distributed to hospitals, physicians and infection control practitioners, along with a request they report any suspect cases. Symptoms of swine flu, which is highly contagious, include fever, cough, muscle aches, sore throat, weakness/fatigue, chills, runny nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Health officials are urging anyone who has travelled to an area affected by swine flu and is exhibiting flu symptoms to contact a health-care provider. They also advise everyone to wash their hands frequently and thoroughly and cover their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.

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Funding in place for Douglas fire truck The Douglas fire department will get its new fire truck soon after AdmastonBromley council approved two funding motions April 16. Council agreed that $56,052 from its Investing in Ontario grant, the township’s share of the province’s 2008 surplus, be allocated to the fire department for the triple-combination truck. The money was left over after the initial allocation to

improve the township’s garage and sand dome. Council also agreed to loan the fire department the remaining $140,000 needed to buy the $260,000 truck. The municipality will be paid back over 10 years. “We need it,” said Coun. Jack Kelly The truck replaces one that’s almost 30 years old.



Adoption of 2009 Municipal Budget Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Township of McNab/Braeside intends to consider adoption of the 2009 Operating and Capital budgets in accordance with Section 290 of the Municipal Act, 2001 at the Regular Meeting of Council to be held on May 5, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Council Chambers, 2508 Russett Drive. Dated at the Township of McNab/Braeside this 30th, day of April, 2009. Noreen C. Mellema, AMCT CAO/Clerk 309107




Household Furniture and Miscellaneous Articles 31 Peter Street, Renfrew, Ont – from Hwy 417 exit O’Brien Rd (Hwy 60) and travel thru downtown Renfrew – at 3 rd set of lights turn right on Munroe St. and right on Peter St. Watch for auction signs.

Saturday, May 9 at 10:00 am (Property sells at 1:30 pm) Selling on behalf of the Estate of the late Merle Meunier: Property: This 3 bedroom cinderblock home on approx a 51’ x 100’ lot features oak flooring, many new windows, central air, oil heat, sewer and water, new roof. Close to shopping, churches and schools, this is a lovely well-maintained home. Property will be auctioned at 1:30 pm. Terms on Property- selling “as is” and subject to a reasonable reserve bid. $10,000 down day of sale with balance due upon closing. For more information contact the auctioneers. Also selling starting at 10:00 am – oak dining room set w/ china cabinet, table and 6 chairs; fancy curio china cabinet; 5 hoop back chairs; antique chest of drawers; small china cabinet; pull-out chesterfield and chair; coffee table and end tables; Hitachi colour TV and stand; recliner; maple kitchen set; cane back chair; chest of drawers; dressers and beds; assorted dishes and glassware; assorted figurines; sewing machine; linen and blankets; small kitchen appliances; bean crocks; hump back trunk; parlour chair; exercise bike; treadmill; hand tools; nuts, bolts and assorted hardware; assorted lawn furniture; garden tools; many other assorted items. Contents from a clean and well-maintained home! Terms of Sale – Cash or Cheque with Proper ID

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The Netherlands Open-Air Museum (NOM) in Arnhem is one of the best folk museums in Europe. It was judged the best in 2005. It’s in the outskirts of Arnhem in a beautiful park. There are 80 historic houses on display that were gathered from throughout the Netherlands and reassembled as they were. There are complete farmyards on display and huge windmills – everything from the past describing the last 250 years of Dutch history. In a Frisian (province of Friesland) farmhouse the bags and suitcases are packed. The family is immigrating to Canada. You can see what the 1950s house looks like. The large family is starting a new life in a land of unlimited opportunities. As of April 1 of this year, the NOM will be in the spirit of emigration and internal migration. Large groups of Dutch people emigrated in the 19th and 20th centuries; they went mainly to the United States, but Canada was also a very popular destination in the early 1950s. (See last week’s column on how many people immigrated to Canada.) In preparation for the emigration exhibition, NOM went looking for stories from Dutch emigrants, especially with regard to objects they took with them on the journey across the ocean. Which cherished items did the emigrants take with them to foreign countries and what did they mean to them? Were the nostalgic kitchen tins with typical Dutch scenes a medicine for homesickness?

The government of the Netherlands would only let people bring a small amount of money out of the country but they could take as many possessions with them as they liked. If people had few possessions and had saved up some money, they bought Dutch-made furniture and things they would need in the new country. All those things went into a kist. A kist was a huge wooden crate for household items. It was big and a crane lifted it onto a ship. Our kist arrived three weeks or so after we arrived in Canada in 1953 and I recall my father hiring a flatbed truck to take it from the railway station. The kist was well made and it was built onto the back of our first house. I heard one funny story many times over the years. Most immigrants took along a large crock or two for making sauerkraut. Dutch people love pickled herring, buttermilk and like the Germans, they like sauerkraut. Now maybe it’s because they don’t like to see their garden cabbage go to waste, so they make it into sauerkraut.

My parents never made the stuff in Canada but they did bring a large beautiful crock over. We have it in the hall of our house holding a plant. Some immigrants took along a nice flat stone that would sit atop a crock full of sauerkraut –it was for weight purposes. The perfect stone was like a treasure to the Dutch because Holland doesn’t have many stones. They didn’t know if they’d find stones in Canada. So when one family unpacked their kist and the farmer they worked for saw the stone, he asked about it. There is also a story of a family arriving with more money than the Dutch government allowed. The family was crossing the ocean and for some reason the ship was having a problem with its ballast on this particular trip. When the ballast problem combined with a terrible storm at sea, most of the passengers and half of the crew were so seasick that they could not function. One of the male passengers – a young farm hand –was not sick, so the captain asked him to pitch in and help sail the ship. Upon arriving at Pier 21, the captain paid the man exactly what a sailor would have made and thanked him for his assistance. Those were the days! Almost 60 years ago.

Have you eaten today? If you have, take a moment and thank a farmer.

Emergency Preparedness Week May 4th to 9th Know the risks IS YOUR FAMILY PREPARED?

Knowing the risks specific to your region can help you prepare yourself better. In addition to natural disasters there are other types of risks, such as blackouts, industrial or transportation accidents, and the possibility of acts of terrorism on Canadian soil.

You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. If a disaster happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to get to you as they help those in desperate need. By taking a few simple steps today, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. Please take time and create your own emergency plan. Contact your local municipal office for further information on building a 72-hour emergency kit. Taking these steps will help you to take care of yourself and your loved ones during an emergency.

Make a plan Every Canadian household needs an emergency plan. It will help you and your family know what to do in case of an emergency.

Prepare a kit In an emergency you will need some basic supplies. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.

This message is sponsored by the emergency preparedness committees of each of the following municipalities: Township of Admaston/Bromley Township of Bonnechere Valley Township of Greater Madawaska Township of Horton Town of Renfrew Township of Whitewater

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Everything was packed into the kist – some even took along a flat stone


Pilot project excludes Renfrew and area

Continued from Page 3 This means a move to earlier school starts for secondary schools and some elementary schools, and later starts for the balance of elementary students, in the Pembroke, Petawawa and Deep River families of school. The staggered bells system will be effective September 2009, before the committee evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of the pilot in February 2010. “If the pilot project proves to be effective and efficient, the boards will expand the staggered bells to other areas of the county, commencing September 2010,” says the same resolution. The resolution also calls for each board to give the consortium the authority to reduce the bell-time window by up to 30 minutes (to an hour’s difference between earliest and latest start times for morning classes). Parents and other members of the public had reiterated they felt the school boards had already made their decision to go with a full-fledged staggered bells system, which is already running in all but five regions of the province. However, that proved not to be the case. AFFECTED SCHOOLS The affected Roman Catholic boards are Bishop Smith High School, and the elementary schools of St. Francis of Assisi, Cathedral, Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Mary’s – Deep River, St. Anthony’s, Holy Name, Our Lady of Grace and Our Lady of Lourdes. Affected public schools are Fellowes, General Panet and Mackenzie high schools, and the elementary schools of Herman Street, Highview, Keys, Morison, Pineview, Pinecrest, Rockwood, Beachburg and Westmeath. The recorded vote for the pilot project was 6-2 at the public board. Trustees Barb Basso and Therese Hein, respective representatives for the Deep River and Petawawa areas, opposed the resolution. Voting in favour were chair Reiche, Kaiser, Terry Hawkins, Marjorie Doering, Dave Shields and RCJTC co-chair Norm Hazelwood. “I think we’re offering a compromise, and if it works fine, we can go ahead (across the county),” said Hazelwood. Kaiser said he found the issue “more emotional than closing schools” while faced with the pulls of fiscal responsibility and moral responsibility to students’ families. Hein said adopting the resolution would mean some families are going to unfortunately have to “force families to choose between organized sports for kids or alertness in the classroom.” The recorded vote was 5-2 at the Catholic board, with Anne Smith and chair Andrew Bray opposed. Voting in favour were consortium co-chair Dave Howard, Marlene Borutski, Judy Ellis, Bob Michaud and Bob Schreader. “I’m not so much against staggered bells, because I think it’s something that is going to come,” said Bray. “I just felt parents needed more time to prepare for it.” Michele Arbour, the Catholic board’s director of education, said the trustees demonstrated fiscal responsibility as well as compassion for the parents and others affected. Consortium co-chair Howard called the decision a “good compromise” that created a big cost saving. “I hope (the public) hear that we’re trying to make this work for everyone’s school,” he said. “Bear with us and give us the opportunity. We took the voice of the people and we understand what they wanted. On the other hand, we have a responsibility to be fiscally responsible.” Greater Madawaska Reeve Peter Emon, who had pushed for the school boards to delay any decision to proceed with staggered bells, was generally pleased. “The good news is some of us in the rural area won’t be affected initially,” said Emon. “The other thing is that at the municipal level we may get to discuss with the government and point out (with analysis of the pilot) what the reasons are why it won’t work.” Renfrew Collegiate Institute teacher Jeff Barber, who attended Monday’s public school board meeting, liked the decision. “I thought it was a wise move to do a pilot project,” he said. “ We’re committing to something very serious, and it makes sense to make sure it works.”

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Thank You

AN EVENING WITH LOCAL TALENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR.#148 HELD ON SATURDAY MARCH 28/09 WAS A SUCCESS AND WE ALL HAD A LOT OF FUN! THE BUILDING/MAINTENANCE FUND COLLECTED $1100.00 At this time I would like to thank the musicians, who again this year graciously donated their talent and time to help our cause. Without all of you we could not do it. You are all there when called upon and I appreciate your generosity! The Renfrew Highland Pipes & Drums The Countrymen Doug & Pam Champagne

St. Michael Country The Debenham’s Dennis Meilleur

Thank you Robert St. Michael for all the hard work you did coordinating and organizing this event to make it a success for our Branch! Thank you to the tireless volunteers, who go above and beyond their call of duty when asked. I appreciate all that you do, in the past and the present! Cheryl Babcock Tammy Dupuis Carol Ann Walters Mike Walters

Patsy Fraser John O’Gorman Mark (Giz) Guyea Helen McPeak and the Ladies Auxiliary

Thank you to Vic and Linda Garbutt. It is always a pleasure to have Vic host these events with his talented emcee skills. Thank you to Renfrew Printing, Bill Welsh, Ella Box and Molson for your donations. Thank you Walter Miller for distributing the posters. A fine job! A huge Thank You to all who attended. Apologize for any missed. Leanne Stubinski Event Coordinator

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In the matter of Section 34 of the Planning Act, the Township of Admaston/Bromley hereby gives NOTICE OF THE FOLLOWING: i) Application to amend the Zoning By-Law 2004-13 of the Township of Admaston/Bromley ii) A public meeting regarding an application for an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2004-13 of the Township of Admaston/Bromley. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Subject Lands Part of Lot 6, Concession 4, geographic Township of Admaston, as shown on the attached Key Map. Public Meeting A public meeting to inform the public of the proposed Zoning Amendment will be held on May 21st, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Council Chambers of the Township of Admaston/Bromley. Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment The purpose of this amendment is to rezone approximately 1.44 hectares (3.55 acres) of land in order to permit residential development on 2 existing lots.


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The effect of the amendment is to rezone the lands from Natural Heritage Feature-Exception One (NHF-E1) to RuralException Fourteen (RU-E14). The RU-E14 zone requires that, prior to the issue of a building or septic permit, a site plan agreement under section 41 of the Planning Act shall be entered into with the Township and registered on title to the property. The site plan agreement shall implement the recommendations of the revised Environmental Impact Study for the McMahon property dated March 19, 2009 and prepared by Ontario Resource Management Group, Inc. The NHF-E1 Zone is the 120-metre buffer around the Reid Lake Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) within which development may be permitted if an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) demonstrates that the development will have no negative impacts on the PSW. In accordance with this requirement, an EIS was submitted in support of this zoning by-law amendment. The EIS supports a reduction in the setback from the Reid Lake PSW from 120 metres to 90 metres subject to various mitigation measures. These include sedimentation and erosion control measures that would be followed during construction and would be implemented through a site plan agreement under Section 41 of the Planning Act. The area being rezoned in this amendment comprises a 30 metre-wide band of NHF-El Zone. Additional information regarding the Zoning By-Law amendment is available for inspection at the Township of Admaston/ Bromley Municipal Office during regular office hours. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions lo the Township of Admaston/Bromley before the by-law is passed by the Township, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Township of Admaston/Bromley, to the Ontario Municipal Board. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Admaston/Bromley before the by-law is passed by the Township, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. NOTE: One of the purposes of the Planning Act is to provide for planning processes that are open, accessible, timely and efficient. Accordingly, all written submissions, documents, correspondence, e-mails or other communications (including your name and address) form part of the public record and will be disclosed/made available by the Municipality to such persons as the Municipality sees fit, including anyone requesting such information. Accordingly, in providing such information, you shall be deemed to have consented to its use and disclosure as part of the planning process.


Dated at the Township of Admaston/Bromley this 23rd day of April 2009.


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Beverly Briscoe, Clerk-Treasurer Township of Admaston/Bromley 477 Stone Road, R.R. #2 Renfrew, ON K7V 3Z5 Telephone: (613) 432-2885 Email:


CT scanner necessary, council told

JOHN CARTER Renfrew Victoria Hospital needs a CT scanner to stay competitive in health care offerings and recruiting doctors, Admaston-Bromley council was told April 16.

RVH board chairwoman Catherine O’Neil and CEO Randy Penney updated council on several initiatives and answered questions about the hospital operations. Penney said use of CT scanners is growing dramatically.

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Media Advisory Ontario Trillium Foundation and Township of McNab/Braeside WHO


MPP John Yakabuski will join Ontario Trillium Foundation representative Kelley Whitman McKie and Mayor Mary Campbell To officially announce the opening of the new section of the CN Recreation Trail starting at Campbell Drive

WHERE Campbell Drive (signs will be posted) WHEN

Friday, May 8, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

For more information, please contact: Mrs. Noreen C. Mellema 2508 Russett Drive, R.R.2 Arnprior, Ontario K7S 3G8 (613) 623-5756 ext. 222 307522

Five years ago, RVH would receive one or two requests a month, he said, adding that last month there was at least 50. “It’s almost like a routine x-ray now.” He said RVH estimates its CT scanner, which should be operational by this fall, will be used for 6,000 exams a year, serving people who otherwise would have to travel to Renfrew or Pembroke. Penney said having a CT scanner also makes it much easier to recruit doctors and radiologists. “New physicians can have great difficulty functioning without it,” he said. He said the health ministry licenses use of the CT scanner, but it’s the hospitals that have to provide the capital and operational funding. The buying and housing of the machine will cost RVH about $2 million and the first year’s operating costs between $300,000 and $500,000, he said. “But we don’t have much choice if we want to maintain our programs.” Penney said the hospital faces many financial and service challenges. Ontario’s hospitals are expecting an eight per cent rise in costs, but the province is limiting funding allocation increases to two per cent and is even talking about rollbacks, he said. “We’re looking at everything on both the expense and revenue sides,” he said, noting RVH has saved almost $200,000 in energy costs thanks to new efficiencies. Penney said the rise in dialysis patients is creating the biggest pressure at RVH. Overcrowding in the emergency department is not easily solved because the problem is the “bottleneck” on other floors with long-term care patients taking up 30 to 40 per cent of RVH’s beds, he said. He noted the province would rather focus on keeping seniors in their homes longer than opening more beds. However, the lack of available home-care workers is making it difficult to provide proper service in that sector, he added. Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe said the lack of home-care staff problem stems from the provincial downloading of the late 1990s, when non-profit organizations such as the Victorian Order of Nurses were forced from the field. Penney said the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is conducting a full review of the Community Care Access Centre process, including provision of services, in an effort to find solutions.

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Community Your Community Calendar is free, provided to non-profit organizations. Just the five Ws please, and be sure to include a contact phone number. 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 MAY 1,2 7, 8 The Prior Players Theatre Group presents the comedy Maggie’s Getting Married at the Christian Education Centre, 257 John Street, Arnprior on May 1, 2, 8 and 9. There is an optional dinner theatre May 1 and 2. Dinner and theatre tickets are now on sale in Arnprior at Hair Zone, Arnprior Bulk & Natural Foods, and Co-Operators Insurance. Theatre only tickets are $12; and dinner and theatre tickets $25. Dinner is at 6:30 and curtain at 8 p.m. MAY 1 The Renfrew and District University Women’s Club will hold its annual used book sale on Friday, May 1 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the cafeteria of Renfrew Collegiate Institute. Proceeds are used for scholarships for local high schools. Call 433-9005 for more information. MAY 2 The Renfrew BIA will be hosting the first annual Great Downtown Garage Sale on May 2. Register your space by calling Diana for information at 613-433-3635. MAY 2 A Touch of Class. Reserve May 2 for the Hospital Auxiliary’s Fundraising event at the Best Western Renfrew Inn; dinner, dancing to the New Orleans Jazz Band and entertainment. The auxiliary has made a huge commitment towards the cost of the new CT Scanner and this is their first fundraising event towards that goal. Join us for an evening of fun while supporting a very worthy cause. Tickets are $50 and are available at Aikenhead’s Drug Store and the RVH Foundation office. Call 613-432-4851 Ext. 263 for more information. MAY 2 The sixth annual Murder Mystery to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Wesley Warren will be

held on Saturday, May 2 at the DACA Centre. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with supper at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Aikenhead’s Drug Store in Renfrew or by calling Lynn Gavin at 613-649-2721. MAY 2 The Kashub Day Festival this year takes place from 11 a.m. to dark at Canada’s Kashub Heritage Park & Museum in Wilno. The event features Kashubian language and culture. Julian Kulas will be honoured, and his English and Kashubian language dictionary introduced. Family heritage stones will be unveiled and the Kashubian prince and princess crowned. There will also be many events for the family. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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SATURDAY, MAY 2nd and 9th, 2009

MAY 2 150th Cobden Fair fundraiser at Cobden Agricultural Hall. Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon; $6 adults, $3 kids 12 and under. Four-hand euchre tournament 2-5 p,m., $5 per person. Spaghetti supper 5-8 p.m, $6 adults, $3 kids 12 and under. Dance with D.J. 8 p.m to 1 a.m., $5 per person. Special: cards and dinner $10; or dinner and dance $10.

MAY 3 Don’t miss Randy Foster’s Memories of Don Messer concert featuring local entertainers Emma and Will March, Dennis Harrington, Bruce Armitage and the Triple Explosion Step Dancers on Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s High School. Tickets $10 at Aikenhead’s Drug store, M&R Feeds, the Home Support office (432-7691), and at the door.



MAY 2 Huge yard sale at the AFAC Wing from 8 a.m. until everything is gone. Vendors $10 per table. Something for everyone. All welcome.

MAY 3 Lochwinnoch Presbyterian Church musical variety evening at 7 p.m. Featured is the Arnprior Community Choir singing a selection of traditional hymns and gospel music from their upcoming concert Then Sings My Soul, as well as instrumental and musical theatre performances by talented young local musicians. Free will donations used to buy seed for the Riverview Project to support the Canadian Foodgrains Project in world hunger relief.



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Loggerhead rescue Loggerhead shrikes are small, grey, black and white birds with legs like warblers and beaks like hawks needing a special habitat for survival. Naturalists in Quebec and Ontario have a captive breeding program to bring them back to the Ottawa Valley. Gérard Desjardins of the Club des Ornithologes de l’Outaouais will be in Arnprior looking for volunteers to spot the released birds.


Tuesday, May 5 7:30 p.m. Members FREE, guests $5 The Macnamara Field Naturalists’ Club promotes the understanding and preservation of nature in the Ottawa Valley. This registered charity is supported by Ontario's Trillium Foundation.

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10:00 AM sharp For the Estate of the late Ross Elliot to be held at his former farm located at 5260 Thomas Elliott Rd., Arnprior, Ontario. (Thomas Elliott Rd. is off Hwy 17 between Arnprior and the Galetta Side Rd.) NH TN 65 2WD tractor – 1978 hrs; White 2-62 Field Boss 2 WD tractor – good rubber, cat 2 – 3pth, single set of remotes; NH Hayliner 311 small square baler with bale thrower; NH 489 Haybine; NH 145 Manure spreader; Kongskilde spring tooth cultivator – 10’; Melroe seed drill – 18 run, grass seed and fertilizer box; 2 sets of sloops; Pull type sprayer; 3 pth corn harvester; NH single row corn harvester; Gehl straw chopper; 2-3ton wagons with bale thrower racks; Dion forage wagon; Bale elevator; NH hay rake; IH 350 9’ hydraulic disc with mid west harrow attachment; Triple OK 3 pth plow with 14” bottoms; Older hay tedder; Winn Power PTO driven generator – Model 20; Land packer. Troy Bilt rear tine roto tiller – Bronco; JD 111 ride on lawn mower; Assorted tools; Air compressor; Grinder; Skil saw; Wooden wheeled wagon; Utina nose pump; wooden gate; large assortment of dry lumber; XT ladder; Forage blower; Steel wheeled cultivator. 1977 Pontiac Le Mans 2 Dr Coupe – selling as is; 1996 GMC 1/2 ton truck – 71026 kms, 8 cyl, AMFM cassette. Plus many items too numerous to mention. In order to settle the estate, everything must sell. Please plan to attend. Executor for the Estate: Arthur McLean 613-623-3177 Terms: Cash or Cheque with ID Auctioneer: John J. O’Neill 613-832-2503


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Executor, Estate or Auctioneer not responsible in case of loss or accident

TOWNSHIP OF WHITEWATER REGION TENDER OFFER TENDER NO. TR-23-09 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF ONE (1) MINIMUM 6,800 G.V.W.R. 4 WD EXTENDED CAB 8 FOOT BOX TRUCK TRADE IN: 1989 Ford F350 Diesel one ton with dump box FOR: TOWNSHIP OF WHITEWATER REGION PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT Tenders will be accepted from dealers within a 100km radius of Whitewater Region only. Tender forms and specifications may be picked up at the Whitewater Municipal Office at 44 Main St. Cobden ON. during regular office hours 8:30am to 4:00pm weekdays. Sealed tenders will be accepted by the undersigned no later than 12:00pm Friday the 15th of May 2009 at the Municipal Office 44 Main St. Cobden ON. K0J 1K0. Opening to follow. The Township of Whitewater Region reserves the right to; accept or deny for any reason, any signed proposal submitted in writing with or on the tender form, at the tender opening. For further information call Hal Johnson at 613-587-4764 Hal Johnson CRS-I Public Works Supervisor


Due to the current recession,

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are moving to a smaller location at 220 Raglan St. S. (above Aikenhead’s Pharmacy) Front entrance only




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Tuesday, May 5, 2009 7:30 p.m.

Effective May 1st HOURS Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

$2.00 PER PERSON IN ADVANCE OR $5.00 AT THE DOOR All proceeds to the Heart Institute

As Bell neglected to enter my name in this year’s phone book, you might want to clip and save this ad. Although there will be no appointments at the new location, you can call to check hours at

613-432-2539 Thank you for your continued support,



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Tickets available at Aikenhead’s Drug Store and Dahl’s Coin Laundry & Convenience Store


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Please find me a home Each week we feature animals from the Arnprior and District Humane Society that are up for adoption.

# 3324 TOONCES Toonces is a two-and-a-half-year-old neutered brown tabby with white markings. He was brought in to the shelter in January when his owner was unable to care for him. He is very affectionate and friendly. He craves attention and likes to be held. Toonces is talkative, he meows to get your attention. He will need a home where he is the only cat because he will fight with other cats. He likes to play, he is curious and likes to explore. Anyone who wants to meet Toonces will find him at the Pet Valu in Renfrew

Students and staff at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School present the school’s Lenten campaign offering of $620 to Hospice Renfrew fundraising director Jo-Anne Dowdall-Brown. In the front row, from left, are the students who ‘rolled’ the money, Isabelle Grey, Sierra Badgley, Kaitlyn Westlake, Colton Smaggus and Tyler Hart; in the back row, Dowdall-Brown, along with the campaign co-ordinators, education assistant Brenda Unsworth and teacher Kellie Behm. Photo courtesy BEV MORAN

#3149 RIPLEY Ripley is a five-year-old neutered black and white male. He has been at the shelter for almost a year. He is affectionate and can be quite pushy about it - he likes to ride around on your shoulders and put his face in your hair, he will jump onto your back with no warning. Ripley is good with most cats but is fairly dominant and may have issues with other males. He would be best suited in a home without dogs. Ripley would not be suited with small children, when he has had enough attention he will let you know and can be rough. He is quiet, not an active cat, but is very nosy.


Supplies the shelter needs: Non clumping cat litter (desperately need litter), paper towels, Whiskas meaty selections dry cat food and laundry soap. You can call the Arnprior and District Humane Society at 613-623-0916 between noon and 5 p.m Monday to Saturday or visit 295204



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Over two days, St. Joseph’s High School students Caroline Holley, left, and Laura Hagerman recently spearheaded a clothes drive for the Salvation Army. As shown by the bags of used clothes stacked up by participating students, the idea paid dividends. Mercury photo by PETER CLARK

Community Continued from Page 12 MAY 3 Valley Singles will be meeting for their next luncheon at Rocky Mountain Restaurant, May 3, at 12:30 p.m. MAY 3 On Valley Heritage Radio at 7 p.m., listen to Meredith Matthews talk about the May 30 singing workshop at the station, 3009 Burnstown Rd., 1 to 4:30 p.m. with barbecue afterwards at White Lake. Cost is $25. Call 613-722-2895. MAY 5 Belly dancing classes at Horton Community Centre on Tuesday evenings from May 5 to June 9. Starts at 7 p.m., $60 for the six weeks. For more information, call Gwen Melville at 613-4327459. MAY 5 Senator Wilbert Keon will be speaking at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Ma-TeWay Aquatic Centre Committee. MAY 6 The Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet is at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Renfrew Inn. Jeff Scott will be presented with the Lifetime Business Achievement Award. Awards will also be presented for Citizen of the Year, Business Achievement of the Year and Community Organization of the Year. Call 4327015 for tickets. $30 per person. MAY 7 The Renfrew Silver Seniors luncheon Thursday, May 7 at the Renfrew Legion. MAY 8 Tickets are on sale for the May 8 performance by Ambush and Nudie and the Turks May 8 at the AFAC Wing. Tickets for the show, sponsored by Ceilidh Promotions and Valley Heritage Radio 98.7 FM, are $20 and available in Renfrew at Aikenhead’s Drug Store, the AFAC Wing and Charlie’s Restaurant and Pub; in Arnprior at The Prior Sports Bar and Main St. Music; and Pembroke’s West Side Tap and Grill. MAY 8 Attention members and former members of Pembroke’s Community Choir. We will be hosting our catered 50th anniversary banquet on May 23 at 7 the Petawawa Legion.

The deadline for purchasing tickets is May 8. Please contact Jill Renault at 613-735-8395. MAY 9 Greater Madawaska Station #2 Volunteer Fire Department in Griffith is holding its fourth annual four-wheeler rally on May 9 at the Fire Station on Highway 41 in Griffith. Tickets are $20 each and includes the ride, lunch and entry into our draw with a top prize of $250, second of $150, third of $100 and many more prizes donated by local businesses. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m. and lunch will be served from 2 to 4 p.m. Proceeds from this rally help buy new equipment and training for the volunteers. For more information call (613)333-1644 or e-mail griffithfiredepartment@ MAY 9 The Renfrew County Fiddlers are holding their monthly dance at the Renfrew Legion Hall on May 9 at 8 p.m. Lunch is served at 10:30. Admission $4 member, $6 non-members. MAY 19 May 19 is the last date to purchase your tickets for the Renfrew Silver Seniors May Ball. Call Pat at 613-649-2756. Members only please.


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JUNE 6 Help support Kidsport. at the second annual Casey Inglis Memorial Golf Tournament at Dragonfly Golf Links, Renfrew. Nine & Dine $55 per person, nine holes and donation included, 3:30 p.m. start; 4-person best ball, putting contest. Registration deadline June 1. Contact Paula at 613-432-2114 or paula@ buzzellmotorsportpromotions. com. RENFREW SENIORS CLUB 51 Renfrew Senior Citizens Club 51 (50+) invites anyone who enjoys playing four-hand euchre to join a fun time together at the Renfrew Recreation Centre every Tuesday at 7 p.m. for cards. The last Tuesday of each month is a potluck at 6 p.m. before cards. Admission is $2 and Share the Wealth is available. A light lunch is always served. Membership is $5 a year. For more information, call Shirley at 613-432-3474.


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Residents of the Township of Whitewater Region

Council Meetings The Township of Whitewater Region will be conducting its future Council meetings until further notice at the Westmeath Arena, located at 119 Synton Street, Westmeath. The regular May meeting schedule has been changed as follows: MAY 6, 2009 AT 7:00 P.M. and MAY 20, 2009 AT 1:00 P.M. For further information, contact: Township of Whitewater Region (613) 646-2282


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The Horton Recreation Committee would like to thank the following for making our Easter Egg Hunt a great success: Marshall’s & Renfrew Rent All Renfrew Mercury Frito Lay MacDonald’s Restaurant Also a BIG thank you to all the public that came out and supported the Easter Egg Hunt. Also this never happens without the dedicated and wonderful support of all the volunteers that helped make it possible.

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McNab-Braeside N-Viro touted as septage solution

JOHN CARTER N-Viro Systems is making progress on plans for a Renfrew County plant that turns septic sludge into a valuable product for farmers. Three representatives of the Ontario-based company updated McNab-Braeside council April 21 on plans for a biosolid factory in Pembroke and a possible dewateraing facility in Arnprior. The trio also asked McNab-Braeside to consider working with them to set up a storage building for the ‘soil enhancement’ product. The company is eyeing the site earmarked for the ill-fated Bedminster plant at the township landfill. Mayor Mary Campbell noted the site is a popular one for waste disposal companies because it is one of the largest in the county and already has a certificate of approval (CA) from the Ministry of Environment. Having the CA helps, said company vice-president Rob Sampson, adding a McNab-Braeside location was chosen because it is close to markets. He said the north-end plant would take sludge from the Pembroke sewage plant and include a septage-receiving facility to service the top end of Renfrew County. N-Viro has begun talks with Arnprior about a facility there that could receive septage from this area, he said. Deputy Mayor Elmer Raycroft said having another destination for Arnprior’s sludge, which is going into its landfill in Braeside, would be a major selling factor for McNab-Braeside. Sampson said the plans and funding is in place for the plants. “Now we need customers (to supply the biosolids) … but we feel if we build it, they will come.” Sampson said the provincial government is supportive because the process is a solution for septage disposal. “It turns waste into a valuable product,” he said. Sampson reported that Pembroke council has authorized staff to begin negotiations with the company, so N-Viro anticipates having a deal worked out by the end of June. While it’s possible construction could start this fall, next spring is more likely, he said. Once the agreement is finalized, municipalities such as Petawawa and Laurentian Valley are expected to participate, he added. As for Renfrew, he says the town seems “to be going off in a different direction. I don’t know why … but we hope to get their sludge eventually.” For the full story, visit

NOTICE Residents of the Township of Whitewater Region Mobile Hazardous Waste Disposal Event The Township of Whitewater Region will be conducting a mobile household hazardous waste disposal event for its residents on Saturday, May 9th, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The one day event will take place at the Ross Mineview Public Works Garage, located at 2271 Mineview Road, Cobden. For further information, contact: Steven Hodson, Landfill Operations Manager (613) 635-1517


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Council decides against reducing budget further JOHN CARTER McNab-Braeside residents are facing a 2.57 per cent municipal tax rate increase. Added to the county and education tax levies, the boost will see the average resident pay about $98 more on their property taxes this year. The county tax rate is up 2.92, while the education rate is down slightly from 2008. On May 5, council is expected to pass in principle a $5-million budget that includes the 2.57 per cent tax rate boost. At its April 21 meeting, council considered reviewing the budget once more review before passage. However, it was agreed the increase was defensible, considering all the projects the township is tackling this year. Mayor Mary Campbell said anyone wanting to reduce the budget should make suggestions about what to cut. The township needs to allocate money to reserves because it faces several capital projects, including the possible sharing in the buying of the Beaumen recycling plant and a septage solution, she said. “In our vision project, the two things people said they are willing to spend money on are the fire department and waste management.”




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FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF TOILETS, SINKS, URINALS, AND TAPS TO VARIOUS RCDSB LOCATIONS. TENDERS WILL BE RECEIVED BEFORE 2:00:00 PM ON THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2009 AND ARE TO BE ENCLOSED IN A SEALED ENVELOPE MARKED TENDER #2009-17. ____________________________________________________ FOR THE SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF ROLLER SHADE WINDOW BLINDS TO VARIOUS RCDSB LOCATIONS. TENDER WILL BE RECEIVED BEFORE 2:30:00 PM ON THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2009 AND ARE TO BE ENCLOSED IN A SEALED ENVELOPE MARKED TENDER #2009-18. ____________________________________________________ ALL DOCUMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION ON FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009. To obtain documents for any of the Tenders listed above, please visit the Renfrew County District School Board Administration Office at 1270 Pembroke Street West, call 613-735-0151, or email tenderrequests@renfrew. Submissions to be enclosed in an envelope with the respective Tender Number and submitted to the following address: RENFREW COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ATTN: Peggy Fiebig, Purchasing Agent 1270 Pembroke Street West Pembroke, ON K8A 4G4 The Renfrew County District School Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tenders. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Roy C. Reiche Chairperson


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The Renfrew Senior Bowlers held their 2008-09 banquet and awards evening at Bobsledz April 23. Champions for the league this year is the team of, from left, Bonnie Cadieux, Tjeery Jansen, Dorothy Roach and Eva Filletor. Marion McWade is missing from the photo. Mercury photos by PETER CLARK

PETER CLARK The annual elementary school badminton tournament in Renfrew was held Aug. 23 at the armouries. This year, the event drew more than 200 participants representing 12 schools. The overall champion for 2009 is Arnprior’s Walter Zadow Public School, followed by Queen Elizabeth, Cobden, Central and McNab public schools. The annual tournament drew more than 200 participants representing 12 schools. Girls singles: 1. Alexis Lough, Walter Zadow; 2. Laura Graham, Walter Zadow; 3. Tanner Robitaille, McNab. Boys singles: 1. Caylan Edwards, Queen Elizabeth; 2. Matthew McIntyre, Cobden; 3. Jaegar Prot, Walter Zadow. Girls doubles: 1. Jen Buffam and Meggan Poirier, Walter Zadow; 2. Jaiden Kilby and Taylor Carty, Queen Elizabeth; 3. Carly McHenry and Ashley McGillis, Central. Boys doubles: 1. Michael Shoveller and Jacob Plunkett, Walter Zadow; 2. Scott Rochon and Riley Hennessey, Cobden; 3. Mike Bradley and Hunter Malone, St. James, Eganville. Mixed doubles: 1. Maddie Irons and Caleb Bennett, McNab; 2. Macy McGregor and Josh Normandeau, Queen Elizabeth; 3. Breeann Keogh-Chin and Eric Post, Walter Zadow.

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PETER CLARK Renfrew Collegiate teachers Dave Bishop and Kathleen Mottershead would like to see the development of a cross-country ski club in Renfrew at Ma-TeWay Park. Mottershead attended the Renfrew Parks and Recreation

Committee meeting on behalf of Bishop and herself April 21. A staff member at RCI, Mottershead commutes back and forth from Pembroke. She noted that a cross-county club there has about 250 members. The RCI Raiders cross-country ski team drives to Pembroke to train on weekends during

the winter season, Mottershead informed the committee. Her father does the grooming for the Pembroke club and would help train someone in Renfrew if there was a place to store the groomer when it is not in use. All the work is done by volunteers, she added. “The Millennium Trail is not

ideal for cross-country skiing,” Mottershead pointed out. She said the walking trails at MaTe-Way are good to ski on. When it was suggested a fivekilometre loop might be possible at Ma-Te-Way, Mottershead said that would be great. Her original thoughts were for three kilometres.

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Mottershead noted crosscountry skiing is a good family activity. “You have people from four to 85,” she added. Parks and Recreation director Kelley Whitman-McKie requested Mottershead provide some written information on this venture for the next recreation meeting in May.

The McNab-Braeside recreation department will start taking registrations in early May for a junior golf program at the Arnprior Golf Club. Recreation director Andy Skerkowski reported to council that the program will run from 5 to 6 p.m. on five Mondays beginning June 29. There will be two age groups, 7 to 10 and 11 to 14. Mayor Mary Campbell noted there were people turned away last year and asked Skerkowski to check into the possibility of a second program.

Got any ideas? The Renfrew Parks and Recreation Department is always in the market for volunteers for Canada Day activities. They already have a few new July 1 ideas for consideration this year, and invite everyone with thoughts on Canada Day to come out to a Tuesday, May 5 meeting in the recreation centre board room at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to volunteer at the park on Canada Day is asked to make their intentions known, whether by attending the meeting or calling 613-432-3131. Canada Day activities at MaTe-Way Park start at noon, and conclude with the giant fireworks display at 10 p.m.

Junior golf clinic The Renfrew Golf Club holds its annual junior golf clinic over the next two Saturdays, May 2 and 9. The clinic for girls and boys 8-18 runs from 9 to 11 a.m. both days. It is open up to 120 registrants. The cost is $16 for the two weeks, and you do not have to be a Renfrew Golf Club junior member to participate. Check-in and registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9 on each Saturday.

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Sports Wrestlers net 11 medals in Thunder Bay SHANE SMITH Renfrew Amateur Wrestling Club Renfrew youth experienced much more than wrestling in the north as they travelled by air and land to Thunder Bay to take part in the provincial novice (9-10) and kids (11-12) festival and bantam (13-14) wrestling championships April 24-25. While some flew for the first time, others took to the air to reduce the time from school and other activities. Thirteen wrestlers plus adults elected to drive the 15 hours, stopping the first night in Wawa before finishing the trip the next day. Here the wrestlers saw four huge sculptures of the Canada Goose which is symbolic of Wawa. While in Wawa the athletes found themselves without cell service, Internet, or cable; they quickly created their own enjoyment which lasted for many hours, giving the team an opportunity to bond. The trip also included a stop in Marathon, Ont., birthplace of Norm Bujold, and home to Grant Lavallee’s first teaching job, and where he had his first wrestling team. Thunder Bay lived up to its tradition of putting on a first class event. While historically this event is held in one day, they opted to expand the tournament over two days, giving the athletes the opportunity to experience the true culture of the North. Thunder Bay offered many cultural and educational experiences. The wrestlers visited the Terry Fox Monument recognizing that Terry Fox sadly ended his cross-Canada run in Thunder Bay, returning to his home and passing away due to his cancer returning. The team also had the opportunity of being introduced to organizer Falling Star while visiting Old Fort William, where in the distant past, Hudson Bay fur traders regularly visited. No visit to Thunder Bay is complete without viewing the harbour and the peninsula, across from the harbour, known as the Sleeping Giant. The competition ended with a sponsored barbecue and carnival, which all athletes thoroughly enjoyed, especially the jousting. Through all this fun, enjoyment and education, the Renfrew youth were able to remain focused, wrestling hard Friday evening and Saturday. A small team, in comparison to others, Renfrew was able to come away with a third-place team finish in both the novice/kids boys and girls divisions.




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Four members of the Renfrew Wrestling Club stand at the Terry Fox Monument in North Bay. After losing much of his right leg to bone cancer, Fox decided to raise funds for cancer research by running across Canada. Fox’s Marathon of Hope began on April 12, 1980, but on Sept. 1 of that year, his cross-Canada endeavour came to a halt near Thunder Bay when it was discovered cancer had spread to his lungs. Fox died a few months later, just before his 23rd birthday. Standing at the monument from left are Samantha Smith, Dawson Brown, Jordan Deschamps and Brittany Smith. Photo courtesy of MARINA BROWN

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PETER CLARK Sandi Gombik’s is coming through with the clippers once again. For the fourth year, the owner of Precious Pets Grooming Salon at 269 Argyle Street, South is putting her support behind Renfrew’s Keith McDonald and guide dog Jasper in the annual Walk for Guide Dogs in Ottawa. McDonald, who resides in Admaston-Bromley, and Jasper are walking in the May 31 event at Andrew Hayden Park in Ottawa, and anyone who brings their pet in to have its nails clipped at Precious Pets throughout May, the $5 charge will do directly to Canadian Guide Dogs locally. If you don’t own a pet, you are still welcome to drop by and make a pledge, Gombik said. Whether your pet be a dog, a cat, or anything else with nails, they can be clipped for the $5. “But you can give as much as you want,” the Precious Pets owner points out. McDonald and Jasper will also be out and about accepting any donations.

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FUNDS STAY LOCAL “All funds raised go to Local Canadian Guide Dogs,” McDonald stresses. It takes two and a half years, and it runs about $30,000 to $35,000 to train one guide dog, he adds. This year will mark the 13th time McDonald will be participating in the Walk for Guide Dogs. Some of the walks have come in the rain, and some in sunshine. The last five, including this year, have been with seven year-old golden retriever, yellow lab Jasper by his side. McDonald’s first guide dog, Que, led the way for the first eight years. Last year’s walk was also extra special as grandson Mason Lynch joined McDonald and Jasper. The three participated among-side about 200 other people. “Everything went really well,” McDonald said of last year’s effort. “Jasper and I raised $5,130,” McDonald said, a total $1,000 above that of 2007. McDonald would like to equal that among, if not more. The walk in 2008 raised $38,000 overall for Canadian Guide Dogs.

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Michael Deslaurier of the Renfrew Collegiate Raiders senior boys soccer team, above centre, keeps the ball out of the range of St. Joseph’s Jaguar Ryan Cuthill during high school action at the St. Joseph’s pitch April 23. Ready to lend assistance for Deslaurier is RCI’s Thomas Oegema (23). At right, Brett Riopelle of the Jaguars shields the ball from the Raiders’ Brady Pender in junior boys action. The 2009 girls soccer season gets underway for both high schools this week. Mercury photos by PETER CLARK


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Anglicans and Lutherans discuss closer relationships

A meeting of possible historic significance was held in Renfrew on April 15 when members of St. Paul’s Anglican Church and of St. James Lutheran Church met with their bishops to talk about a closer relationship. Bishop Michael Pryse of the Eastern Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and Bishop John Chapman of the Ottawa Diocese, Anglican Church of Canada led an informal discussion which included past history and future possibilities. They reviewed the process

whereby the two national church bodies have come to recognize that Lutherans and Anglicans have much in common, and now operate with transferability of members and of clergy. This means that members can worship in either Church without formally transferring memberships and that clergy from either Church can serve congregations of the other. St. James and St. Paul’s began a relationship 20 years ago with a joint bible study which has evolved into the ecumenical group that still meets regularly on Wednesday morn-

ings. Lenten worship, social events and sometimes summer services have been shared and the clergy have covered for each other during times away. The bishops spoke about the exciting new Anglican/Lutheran congregation in Barrhaven, where a joint congregation has been formed under the leadership team of a Lutheran pastor and an Anglican priest. This is a first in Canada. In some places Anglican and Lutheran congregations are being served by the same clergyperson and that may be a future possibility here in Ren-

frew. However, if anyone feared – or expected – that the bishops were here to discuss timelines and formal arrangements, they were relieved, or disappointed. As Pastor Bonnie Scharf of St. James said, “They are not here to announce an engagement, but rather to help us decide what we could do while we are dating. This will not be an arranged marriage – it is still very much a time of exploration, any future action will be decided by our members.” The exploration began immediately with many creative suggestions of opportunities to

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AdmastonBromley news briefs DOME ROOF REPAIRS A Douglas company will reshingle the Admaston-Bromley sand dome roof. Council accepted the low bid of $12,862 by Steve Buch Carpentry for the job. There were four bids, ranging up to $21,000. If any plywood is needed for the job, that will cost the township an extra $40 a sheet.

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COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS Admaston-Bromley added seven residents to its advisory committees at its April 16 meeting. Maureen Comtois and M.J. McHale are now members of the recreation committee. Jeff Blimkie, Don Campbell, Crystal Kelly Legree, Brian Stokes and Daryl Thom were added to the emergency management committee. Committee also noted the township’s new drainage superintendent, Nathan Harris, has received his certificate for successfully completing the drainage superintendent’s course. It’s been a “very smooth transition” from former drainage superintendent Richard Leech to Harris, noted Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe. Harris officially took over the job April 1.



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35 BARNET BLVD. DOUBLE LOT AND A 2-1/2 STOREY HOME — Beautifully kept – 3 BR's on second floor plus new 4 pce. bath – third floor loft 4th bedroom/rec. rm. – hardwood floors on first level – newer windows – deck at rear off family/playroom. Come and see it! Call Helen @ 432-0058.

716 FIFTH ST. AFFORDABLE LIVING AT THIS ADDRESS — 2 BR's on second level plus bathroom, gas fireplace in LR & kitchen – deck at rear – finished rm. in lower level – det. sgle. garage. Call Helen @ 432-0058.

166 HARAMIS DR. CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN AT THIS SITE! — A 3 BR custom designed bungalow with att. garage – 2 baths – laundry on main level – outstanding floor plan – fully warrantied. Call Helen for details 432-0058.

186 PINNACLE RD., R.R. #3 RENFREW WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THIS! — A panoramic view & located minutes from town – 3 bedroom 2 storey cedar home – 3 baths – family rm. – professionally landscaped paved drive – large deck overlooking the countryside. You must see this! Call Helen @ 432-0058.

293 WADE AVENUE A DREAM COME TRUE! — 4 bedroom 2 storey completely revamped family home – newer kitchen and baths – newer flooring – just completed lower level family rm. with fireplace – totally landscaped – 2 fireplaces – new windows – 2 car garage – paved drive. Custom finished! Call Helen @ 432-0058.

300 COBUS RD., R.R. #5

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420 PRIEST CAMP RD. “MINK LAKE WATERFRONT” MINT CONDITION! — Outstanding lot and attractive waterfront – yr. round living – 3 BR's – 2 baths – cozy screened-in porch overlooking the lake – spacious deck – large dble. car garage plus workshop – 2 acres – it's a beauty! Call Helen @ 432-0058.

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468 GILLAN RD. A CUSTOM BUILT RAISED BUNGALOW — with 2 levels of living space – all hardwood on 1st level plus a deluxe kitchen – lower level has a beautifully completed family rm. with gas fireplace – 3 pce. bath – 4th BR/games rm. plus laundry – X-large paved drive – fenced rear yard. Call Helen @ 432-0058.

15 JIM WALLACE RD. A CHARMING 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW — nestled among the trees for privacy – lake access – living area has an open concept design – 2 baths – a pretty front verandah for summer view. Call Helen @ 432-3711 or 432-0058.

520 BARNET BLVD. IT'S THE TALK-OF-THE-TOWN! — Car wash business with 6 bays to serve patrons plus vacuum facilities plus an adjacent lot measuring 186.07 ft. x 558.45 ft. Office area for secondary business opportunity. Call Helen @ 432-0058.

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Community Champlain Seniors Group welcomes back snowbirds Welcome back to the senior snowbirds that have returned to our area and hope they had a good winter. You missed lots of snow and cold weather! Now it is time to get into the swing of things again and think about activities that you can participate in. Shuffleboard and euchre are still going strong at the AFAC Wing every Tuesday afternoon at l p.m. Floor

shuffleboard consists of a playing surface, using rollout courts, six feet wide and 40 feet long and discs are propelled down the playing surface by opposing players. The location where your disc stops in the house (similar to curling) determines the number of points you main earn. As with curling, your opponent may choose to take out the disc, or may draw around the disc to hide it. There are many similarities between floor shuffleboard and curling, so if you have curled you will be able to use some of the same strategies. Beginners are always welcome to come and try it out. Prize money is given out in

both euchre and shuffleboard. Membership with the Champlain Seniors Group is $5 for the year, and $2 to play euchre or shuffleboard. Potluck lunches are held the first Tuesday of the month at noon. Refreshments are on hand throughout the afternoon. We are open year-round and it’s nice to come into an air-conditioned facility when it is hot outside and a warm place when it is a cold, wintery day. Come and experience the challenge and rewards while enjoying the fun of meeting new people. For more details, call Marlene Thompson at 613-4325176 or Marg Crozier at 613-432-2560.


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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.

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.

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, ensuite 1 - 5 pc. 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 433-1133 to view.

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.

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.

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. $175,500. Call Ross 433-1133.

100 ACRES Between Mink Lake and Eganville. Approx. 50 acres clear, 50 acres mixed bush. Fronting on Hwy. 60, excellent building site. Call Ross 433-1133. CUSTOM BRICK 1-1/2 STOREY HOME

197 RAGLAN ST. S. OVER 4,000 SQ. FT. OF SPACE TO RENT ON ONE FLOOR — 4 apartments on second floor for additional income. All gas heat, new roof, newer drywall. Meets all codes. Front store as well as back is now rented, great income. Call Ross for details 433-1133.

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.


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.



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887 GILLAN RD. 1+ acre of C-2 Zoned land, 3 Phase 400 amp service, well established welding business with an insulated 40X60 ft building, MLS#722668 town services.

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Allison Shields-Mulvihill Sales Representative 613-433-2880

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

LIVE YOUR DREAM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Quality Custom Built Stone Bungalow situated on a 2.64 Acre Lot. You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need a cottage â&#x20AC;&#x201C; comes with its own heated indoor 16 x 32 pool, hot tub room & 4 season sunroom. 3 spacious bedrooms, family room, laundry, office, 2 fireplaces, attached double garage + detached garage & workshop. All this and much more call now for the information. MLS#725548

Why Pay for Waterfront when you can have deeded access to one of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most desired lakes. 2 minutes walk to Hurdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lake, this 4 bedroom home is located on a lovely treed, private lot & under 10 minutes to Renfrew. Main ďŹ&#x201A;oor family room, 2 bedrooms + 2pc bath. The upper area offers bright kitchen & dining area, living room, 3 bedrooms + 4 pc bath. Only 8 years old. Lovely perennial & rock gardens. A must see! MLS#725265

Move-in condition for this 3+1 bedroom home perfect for family living. Oak kitchen cabinets, dining room has patio door to deck, living room features gas fireplace & a 2nd patio door to back deck. Newer hardwood flooring in hallway & 3 bedrooms. Lower level features sitting area, family room with gas stove, 3 pc bath, large laundry room + plenty of storage. Double carport with interlock & completely fenced back yard. Call today to view! MLS#725380



110 AIRTH BLVD. Buy the right location and you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go wrong. 1½ Storey, vinyl, 2 bedroom home. Bright spacious eat-in kitchen with island, living room, ďŹ replace & 1 ½ baths. Patio doors to back deck & gas heat. Affordable & close to schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & all amenities. Call Now! MLS#725161


SUNDAY MAY 3RD 2PM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4PM Your Host: Kelly Derue Sales Representative/Broker Cell: 613-433-2681



Located on the outskirts of Braeside & just a step away from Arnprior Golf Course Directions: Hwy 17 to McLean Drive, Follow to the end & turn right onto Usbourne, Immediate left onto Golf Club Road, Right onto Hazelwood & #8 is on the left. MLS#722288






61 MORNING FLIGHT COURT Outstanding 4 bedroom bungalow located just 45 minutes to Kanata. Attached oversized double garage, 3 baths, stunning custom cherry wood cabinets, granite countertops, main floor laundry, amazing surrounding scenery and the grounds are landscaped with easy care perennials and river rock.



55 DUBOIS LANE Four season cottage on popular Constant Lake features 2 bedrooms, living room with large picture window to capture magnificent view, oak cabinets in kitchen, family room on lower level & a large deck to sit and enjoy life at the cottage. Did we mention that the fishing is great? MLS#724865

Your Host: Marianne Carroll Sales Representative / Broker Cell: 613-433-4275

OTTAWA RIVER WATERFRONT A must see! Directions: Hwy 17 to Castleford Road, Follow to end & go right on River Road, Follow to Macâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lane & turn left. MLS #687540



74 McCREARY LANE Gorgeous Ottawa River Waterfront Sandy Beach, 60 ft Dock, Wrap around Deck, 3 Bay Garage. Interior features Granite in Custom Kitchen, Tile & Hardwood flooring, Spiral Staircase, Master Bedroom with access onto Deck & Much More! Move in and Enjoy. MLS#695005

125 YUKES DR. Beautiful 2 storey brick home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Featuring detached double 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; workshop, screened in balcony off master bedroom, breathtaking views from all windows, sunroom and deck are over the water with glass floor in the sunroom. All this and only seven other residences on the lake! MLS#712872

1694 BURNSTOWN RD. U Bungalow U 3 + 1 Bedroom U Easy access to Hwy. #17 U Open concept kitchen & dining room U 1/2 acre lot MLS#713413




511 MALONEY ROAD U Multi-level split U 2 Bedroom U Great views from every window U Beautiful perennial gardens U Attached double garage MLS#721515

U Bungalow/Townhouse U 2+1 Bedroom U Central location U Extra deep lot U Finished living area on on lower level


2-1/2 storey 3 Bedroom Fully upgraded 3 season sunroom Detcahed garage


U 2 Storey U 4 Bedroom U Excellent family home U Bright open concept living & dining room U Close to main street on a quiet cul-de-sac

6 Units fully rented, tenants Include: CafĂŠ, Specialty Shops, Galleries / Art Studios, Ladies Clothing . . . Something for Everyone. Well maintained building with metal roof, newer windows and updated electrical system. Located in the quaint village of Burnstown.




BUILDING LOTS 4 LOTS IN COTIEVILLE 0.99 Acres $16,000 MLS#705607

1.24 Acres $18,000 MLS#705669

1.48 Acres $15,000 MLS#705615

1.49 Acres $20,000


1-1/2 Storey 3 Bedroom Hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors Central air Attached single garage $146,900 MLS#720801

U 2 Storey U 3 Bedroom U Original hardwood flooring U 16' x 10' deck U Storage & workshop $140,000 MLS# 712622

548 PINE ST. U U U U U

Bungalow 3 Bedroom Located in GrifďŹ th Attached single garage Large eat-in kitchen $139,900.00 MLS#720012



U 1-1/2 Storey U 2 Bedroom U Newer windows U C-3 Zoning U New shingles 2008 U Great location


MLS# 717620

1-1/2 Storey 2 Bedroom Newer windows C-3 Zoning Rented @ $800.00 month + heat, hydro & water $94,500.00 MLS#720810


2 LOTS ON EADY ROAD 1 Acre $25,000 MLS#715576 1 Acre $25,000 MLS#715574 BURNSTOWN ROAD 1.51 Acres $44,900 MLS#712653 25B DOWNING LANE 5.39 Acres with Water Access. $129,900 MLS#712750




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This trio gets into the beat of Central Public School’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser in front of the Renfrew fire tower Friday. Students from kindergarten to the Grade 4/5 class raised $4,400 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, bringing the school’s four-year total to more than $16,000. From left are Sarah Sweeney, Emily Livingstone and Brynn Stafford. Mercury Weekender photo by STEVE NEWMAN

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By DIANA WAKELY Renfrew Art Guild As an artist some terms are part of your vocabulary that others might not understand. Words like medium, 140-lb. cold press, and rigger are just a few. Medium is the products that we use like oil, watercolour, pastel and acrylic; 140-lb. cold press is reference to the weight of the paper and type used by watercolourists and acrylic painters. Rigger is the type of brush with long and slim bristles. The name came from painters using it to paint the tall ship rigging. The list goes on and it also applies to the different schools of art. Cubism, Renaissance, and Impressionism are a few you may have heard of. These schools of art, as they are called, were usually a group of artists with a different style, hence a ‘school’ was born. The groups of Impressionist painters definitely influence the art of today. The Renoir and Monet paintings are so much a part of our lives when we look at art in stores or galleries. They captured the simplicity of light and colour and take you into their world. I have always spoken about our eclectic group in the Renfrew Art Guild. We are happy to have in our midst a person who has studied extensively in

the Impressionistic style. Dianne Richardson, a resident of the Calabogie area, is that person. Dianne studied painting initially at the University of Georgia and the Ottawa School of Art. Following a career as a scientist and senior program manager in the government of Canada, she resumed her painting. Dianne studied at the Cape Cod School of Impressionism, the School of Light and Color (California) and the Hilton Head Art League (South Carolina) where instructors trace a direct lineage in the inspiration, and techniques with Claude Monet. Dianne works in oil with various palette knives and mixes nearly all colours directly on the canvas. We are looking forward to her presentation as she brings a wealth of information to us. As a true connoisseur of the impressionistic period her talk is going to point a few us in a new direction. Come and join the rest of the members of the RAG on Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. We meet at Trinity-St. Andrews Church, Renfrew 291 Plaunt St. Please use the Quarry Street entrance. We meet the first Tuesday of the month. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Diana at 613-433-3635.


RAG: The words of art Teri Leech, Sales Rep. (cell) 613-433-6994

Lisa Dunbar, Sales Rep. (cell) 613-633-0062

Valley Wide Real Estate Brokerage

73 Plaunt St., Renfrew, Ont. K7V 1M5 • Office: 613-433-3626, Fax: 613-433-3926


36 Butternut Lane, Garden Lake This 4 bedroom waterfront home, has room for the whole family, and is also wheelchair accessible. $244,900. MLS #723954. Call Teri for details, 613-433-6994

161 Ready Ave., Renfrew

Spacious 2-story brick home overlooks the Bonnechere River on a quiet dead-end street. Enjoy the feeling of country living with all the conveniences of living in town. MLS#714489.

Call Lisa for more details 613-633-0062


Ted Barron, Broker of Record 646-2374 email:

Gayle Jacques,

REALTY & INSURANCE LTD., Brokerage 613-646-2111 1-800-565-3176 Toll Free

Box 399, 34 Main St., Cobden, ON K0J 1K0 35 ROBERT COLIN LANE 171 BONNECHERE ST., EGANVILLE


GRAND VICTORIAN 3 STOREY HOME. Original elements in-tact but updated for today's modern living. Lovingly maintained. Central air. Gas fireplace. Main floor laundry. 5 bedrooms. Sunroom. Old fashioned front verandah. 2 car garage. Two staircases. Hardwood floors. Wonderful views. MLS#723011


LOVELY RAISED BUNGALOW — with 4 bedrooms, spacious foyer, main floor laundry, central air, fenced yard, in quiet neighbourhood. Exclusive area.


AFFORDABLE 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW WITH DOUBLE GARAGE — Fireplace. On nice acreage just on outskirts of Cobden. Priced to sell! $164,900. MLS#719041



Ottawa Valley 2 ARTHUR ST.


2,50 0

ECONOMICAL LIVING and LOW MAINTENANCE! Lovely 2-bedroom mobile home renovated in 1994 – drywalled, peaked aroof, windows, etc. Measures approx. 14' x 68' plus 10' x 18' addition. Approx. 1132 sq. ft. of living space. Front covered deck plus side deck for entertaining. Parking for 2. Shed plus workshop with concrete floor. Newer flooring. Oil tank replaced. Great location close alongside Muskrat Lake for year-round recreation. Nature behind. MLS #724613 $1

99,0 00

STATELY, CUSTOM BUILT ALLBRICK 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


THIS IS THE HOUSE WITH THE WHITE PICKET FENCE THAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED! Only now the white picket fence is new and maintenance-free! Lovingly maintained split level in excellent neighbourhood. Extra large fenced yard. Central air and central vac. Roof new. Fireplace in L/R and woodstove to make the family room cozy. Allseason sunroom. New above-ground pool last year that can stay or go. Insulated detached garage/workshop. Paved drive. COME SEE. MLS#722997




GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION WITH GOOD DRIVEBY TRAFFIC — Lot size is approx. 215' x 235'. Excellent 30' x 80' building on property. Lots of room inside and out. Great potential. Property was formerly location of George's TV & Appliances. Call MLS#694921 for more info.


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6 ROSS STREET — Beautifully maintained and upgraded bungalow in good neighborhood. Central air. Two gas fireplaces. Large paved drive. Carport. Sunporch. Mint condition! MLS #720582

Broker 433-6995/ 646-9636

All-brick home with Lakeview on 2 acres plus waterfront lot right across the road on popular Muskrat Lake. Detached 2-car garage/workshop. Large shed. Covered deck. Park-like setting. Quick access to Hwy. 17. New MLS #724244 roof (2008).

IMAGINE YOUR FAMILY HERE! — Spacious bungalow features kingsized master bedroom, bathroom fir for a queen, and open-concept kitchen, living room and dining room with gleaming hardwood floors for the royal family. Generously sized bedrooms. Central air conditioning. Lower level is partially finished, still allowing owner to put their own touch here. Second bathroom. Tons of storage. Large deck overlooks back field. Paved drive. Storage shed. MLS#722137

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432-2100 228 JAMES

Morris Eady Broker of Record Res. 432-9025

Enjoy worry free living. Mainteneance free 3 bedroom bungalow in great residential area. Updates throughout including kitchen and bath. Lower level family room + 4th bedroom. Gas heat, central air. Rear deck with interlocking patio. Call Dennis 432-0041.

Barry McCormack Sales Rep. Res.

MLS 721736


210 Butler Road 5184 Queen Street

Patti Reid Sales Rep.



Dennis Yakaback Real Estate Broker Cell


Patti Reid Sales Rep. Cell 401-0197

Lovely 3+ BR home in Douglas on double wide lot. Large addition on back with living room and laundry area. Fabulous renovated kitchen. Metal roof and newer windows. Save $$$$ by taking a short drive to Douglas. $109,900. Call Patti for more info 401-0197 MLS#715823

On the shores of the Bonnechere. Minutes from town 10 + acres. Lovingly cared for farm home, inviting country kitchen, hardwood floors, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, covered verandah, above ground pool. Must be seen. Call Dennis 432-0041. MLS 724044

I welcome your weekend call on any listed property


138 Kathleen Road, Calabogie A log cabin in the woods with deeded access to Centennial/Black Donald Lake. Cozy wood stove in living room with electric/wood combo furnace in basement. 4 season cabin approx. 920 s.f. with a well and septic. $125,000. Call Patti at 401-0197 for details. MLS#706137

Ferguslea Road New raised bungalow with large attached garage. Acre lot! Just 3 kms from Renfrew on paved roads. Two bedrooms, main floor laundry room, ceramic and hardwood floors. Modern kitchen. $236,900. Morris Eady 432-2100. MLS#

220 Carswell St. COMMERCIAL – Light manufacturing. This solid building can be used for a variety of uses. Over 16,000 square feet, gas heating, sprinklered, alarm system, paved lot, loading docks. Come take a look. Morris Eady 432-2100

532 Main All brick bungalow with attached 2 car garage. Pella Sunroom overlooks a park like setting. Nice open living spaces. 1800 sq ft of quality construction a bargain at 269,900. call Dennis 432-004.

1223 Haley Road

Looking for Privacy? The 3.09 acre lot offers lots of room for fun and privacy. Two bedrooms plus loft. Eat-in kitchen with wood stove. Two outbuildings. Creek, trees, wildlife. It's all here. $149,900. Morris Eady 432-2100.

MLS# 721683

17 Robert Colin Lane 143 Raglan St. N. Spacious and gracious. Multi level split. Beautifully renovated kitchen. Living room with fireplace. Huge family room, spacious front entrance. Huge private rear yard. Close to downtown. Call Dennis 432-0041. MLS#718584

Super 2 bedroom, open concept, 64' x 14' mobile home in nice park. Pretty double wide lot with no rear neighbours. Shed in back yard - lots of new up- dates. Wood stove in living room. Economical living! $59,900. Patti 401-0197.

82 Kildeer Trail 3 bedroom family cottage on Garden Lake. In need of some TLC but on a nice child friendly lot. Well and septic. 1 hour from Ottawa. Call Dennis 432-0041.


payment for this 2 bedroom, 2 bath starter home. Bright kitchen, cozy living room. Economical gas heat. 2 car garage. Minutes from town. Call Dennis 432-004. MLS#716204



LOTS FOR SALE JUST LISTED – Rosebrugh Road. Ready to go! Flat Road 3.7 acres. $19,500. Orin Road .85 acres. $19,500. Call Dennis 432-0041

Low mortgage rates = A low monthly

24 Melissa Lane Neat as a pin 2 BR mobile home is ready to move into. Laminate throughout, laundry area in bathroom. All renovations have been done for you. $58,000. Easy to show. Call Patti to view 401-0197 MLS#717408


998 OPEONGO ROAD This spacious family home on a large lot is only minutes from town and has had a complete interior makeover! With 5 bedrooms and 2 full baths this home offers plenty of living space on both levels. $189,000. Call Patti 401-0197. MLS#723355

$ 169,900 778 Rice Line

Short drive from town- Lots of room for the family. Over 1500sq ft of living space 3+1 bedroom all brick raised bungalow. Lower level offers good storage, family room and office area. Main floor has large country kitchen, spacious living room and 3 good sized bedrooms. Hardwood and softwood floors.. Call Dennis 432-0041 MLS#700396

5 lovely riverfront lots all approx. 1 acre. Gentle slope to river. Treed and cleared areas for building on. Severed and Surveyed. Call Patti for details 401-0197.













655 ABERDEEN STREET LAST LUXURY TOWHOME AVAILABLE IN PHASE 2 Completion date expected to be April 30th. Purchase before completion date and receive a FREE GIFT from the Builder. $199,900 includes GST. Two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, custom kitchen, large pantry, must be seen.


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Your key to must-see homes in the area! MLS #722288

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2 - 4 P.M. 300 Cobus Rd., R.R. #5, Renfrew HOST: Helen Vincent Broker of Record/Owner ReMax Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage 613-432-7562 613-432-3711

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2 - 4 P.M. 8 Hazelwood HOST: Kelly Derue Broker Royal LePage O’Neil Realty Real Estate Brokerage 613-432-8122 613-433-2681

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2 - 4 P.M. 6 Mac's Lane HOST: Marianne Carroll Broker/Sales Representative Royal LePage O’Neil Realty Real Estate Brokerage 613-432-8122 613-433-4275

SATURDAY, MAY, 2 - 4 P.M. 1513A Whelan Rd. HOST: June Laplaunte Sales Representative Enright Royal LePage Real Estate Brokerage 613-432-5573

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 12:00 - 1:30 P.M. 207A High Lane Rd. HOST: June Laplaunte Sales Representative Enright Royal LePage Real Estate Brokerage 613-432-5573

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2 - 4 P.M. 2394 Burnstown Rd. HOST: June Laplaunte Sales Representative Enright Royal LePage Real Estate Brokerage 613-432-5573

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2 - 4 P.M. 333 Joffre St. HOST: Ross Peever Sales Representative ReMax Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage 613-432-7562 613-433-1133

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2 - 4 P.M. 75 Victoria St., Eganville HOST: Peter Vincent Sales Representative ReMax Metro City Realty Ltd. (Renfrew) Brokerage 613-432-7562 613-432-0319

On Friday, April 24 RBC Renfrew branch donated $5,000 to the Hike for Hospice event that takes place Sunday, May 3 in Renfrew. This is the third year RBC has donated funds, for a total of $15,000. Mercury Weekender photo by STEPHANIE JAMIESON


298373 309264

330 Daniel St. S., Arnprior, Ont.

Pat Forrest Sales Rep

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAY 3 2-4 P.M. 531 Moore St.

Bigger than it looks! This 2 bedroom home is located on a cul-de-sac within walking distance to the Hospital. A great starter home that requires some finishing. Gas heat, newer windows, steel roof, vinyl exterior, laminate & ceramic tile, main floor laundry, and a paved driveway. Call to book a viewing now.

MLS #722973

Pat Forrest 613-433-6569.

Town Centre Realty Ltd. BROKERAGE 201 Daniel St. S., Arnprior

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Bernice Horne Broker



The theme for this year’s Hike for Hospice is Heroes exist in heaven and on Earth. The lead hikers for 2009 will be soldiers from the CFB Petawawa Running Team. Everyone is encouraged to come out and hike in honour of your personal hero and to show support for our troops. Each year hundreds of families walk, hike and stroll as to support Hospice Renfrew. The Hike for Hospice has generated $70,635 since the launch two years ago, and funds are used for ongoing support of Hospice Renfrew. The Hike is a three-kilometres along the Millenium Trail. The hike begins and ends at the Presbyterian Church. Show your support by participating in the hike, getting a team together and collecting pledges. Early Registration began at RBC Renfrew Wednesday, April 29. T-Shirts will be available to hikers on a first-come basis with a minimum contribution of $20 Collect over $200 and receive a free Hospice Teddy Bear Pledge forms can be downloaded from www, and Hospice Renfrew at If you can not attend the hike consider making donation to Hospice Renfrew on behalf of the CFB Petawawa soldiers on line at

613-433-6569 OFFICE 613-623-7922 DIRECT

Beautiful Norway Lake 100 ft. waterfront private lot Beautiful sunsets Insulated Cottage with Septic 2 bedroom 3-piece bath Includes all furnishings 309671

Hike for Hospice Sunday

MLS#724846 $199,900

OPEN HOUSE 504 McLeod Road, Burnstown SUNDAY, MAY 3 - 2-4 pm 130 acres of mature trees 4+ bedrooms, 3 baths Hardwood and ceramic floors Spacious main floor family room Oversized workshop/garage MLS#723276 $574,900

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Liz Home: 613-623-1053 KARGUS Real Estate Inc. Brokerage


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Listings with Liz…


143 Elgin Street West, Arnprior View all our Property Listings at w w w. m i n c o m k a rg u s r e a l e s t a t e . c a

Liz Kargus Broker of Record


ALL INCLUSIVE MLS 721410 ASKING $94,900 Why rent a cottage every year when you can own your own? Custom quality-built 3 bedroom bungalow is fully furnished (right down to the cutlery and bedding) …access to private beach….view 0ttawa River from spacious deck with its own barbecue. Not your regular “cottage.” BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

Exceptionally well maintained mobile on rented land in prestigious retirement park on the shores of White Lake. Vaulted ceilings, open design 2 bedroom features ensuite, spacious master, screened in porch, familyroom addition. Great for snowbirds or for permanent year round living. MAKE YOUR NEXT MOVE HERE AND ENJOY WATERSPORTS AT YOUR DOORSTEP…..


JUST LISTED MLS 724749 ASKING $204,900

Looking for complete privacy on the water for those weekend getaways or to build your new permanent home? This 11 acre property in one of only two on private lake just minutes to Eganville. Includes furnished mobile, guest house/garage/workshop with septic installed. 0ne of a kind ! BUY NOW AND BE READY TO ENJOY SUMMER!

TRIPLEX fully rented in central location. Circular paved drive, backing onto ravine for possible expansion. Includes appliances. Full basement. GREAT INVESTMENT…CALL TO VIEW


OFFICE 613-623-7922 Enright Real Estate Brokerage INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

A portion of all proceeds donated to the Food Bank.

330 Daniel Street, Arnprior, Ontario

Res: 613-432-5573

The third floor at Renfrew Victoria Hospital was the site of the April 4 marriage of RVH cancer patient Mary Hunter to Kevin Allard. With their grandmother battling cancer, Hunter’s grandchildren, Peter, right, and T.J. raised over $500 that day to go to the oncology unit at RVH. The family extends special thanks to Barb Desilets and Ann Marie Urbaitis of RVH, Minister George Porter, Dr. Matosh and Dr. Strader, the nurses on the third floor, wedding organizer Donna Leclaire, and Suzanne Beauchamps for the flowers and cake. Photo courtesy of DEBBIE RECKZIN

June Laplaunte, Sales Rep



Saturday storm closes major route SATURDAY, MAY 2 • 2 P.M. - 4 P.M. 1513A WHELAN RD., INCREDIBLE HIGH RANCH ON 1.8 ACRES Oak kitchen, large living room with bay window overlooking the valley, 3 brs, CA, CV, HRV system, paved road minutes from Renfrew, family room in lower level - R2000 insulation - PRIVATE AND ECONOMICAL. MLS#721497 $249,900.

The short but violent thunder storm that swept through the area Saturday evening closed County Road 511 just south of Calabogie for several hours. The high winds blew down power lines across the road, blocking the route

SUNDAY, MAY 3 • 12 - 1:30 P.M. 207A HIGH LANE RD. HURD’S LAKE WATERFRONT HOME - new septic and furnace in 2005, open concept kitchen/living room, 5 bedrooms, finished family room in lower level with sliding doors to deck, family friendly waterfront. MLS#718529 $339,900


Enright Real Estate Brokerage

330 Daniel St. S. Arnprior, Ont.

HOBBY FARM ON 23 ACRES - totally refurbished - wiring, plumbing, windows, doors, kitchen and two new baths, great workshop and barn. COUNTRY LIVING MINUTES FROM RENFREW.



Mother Nature. Don’t

COTIEVILLE BUNGALOW BEAUTY 3 baths, 4 bedrooms, GENEROUS room sizes everywhere. Large lot, backing onto fields of privacy New roof, some new windows, and doors and paints. Call to view. MLS #724673. $259,900. Call Sheila, 558-SELL

STUNNING HIGH RANCH ON 50 ACRES Gleaming hardwood floors, pine crown moulding in dining room, custom kitchen with sliding doors to large deck, full finished basement, two - 2 car garages plus hay garage, storage sheds and run in for horses. HORSE LOVER’S DREAM PROPERTY. MLS#725232 $425,000


FOR HIM Oversized garage, fully insulated and drywalled

FOR HER Hardwood floors, custom kitchen, jacuzzi tub in ensuite, large walk in closet

FOR THE FAMILY Large family room with gas fireplace, toy room, above-ground pool MLS#713125 $299,900.


house with pine kitchen, main floor laundry, two baths, oversized lot with garage and workshop. MLS#715685 $139,900

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Your little piece of heaven - hardwood floors, finished walk-out basement with wood stove for added comfort – You must see this to appreciate the location. MLS#723100 $339,900


TOTALLY RENOVATED DOLL HOUSE ON LARGE LOT - Economical living in a nicely finished

Be Sheila Enright, Sales Rep




OFFICE 613-623-7922



between Calabogie and Perth. Renfrew OPP closed the road about 7 p.m. for safety reasons. A Hydro crew eventually responded, repaired the lines and the road was open about 1 a.m. Sunday.

NEW HOME, built 2008, gorgeous openconcept living, luxury minded finishings throughout. 3 bdrm, master has ensuite. 1 car attached with inside entry. Close to Renfrew or Arnprior. All landscaping professionally done. MLS#717380. $250,000. Call Sheila 558-SELL

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.

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D OL S GLEAMING 3 BDRM BUNGALOW, hardwoods, ceramics, open concept living. 2 car garage, large 2 tier deck and pool for summer loving. Beautiful yard, Fully finished basement. Asking $227,500 MLS#717890.

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REGENCY CLEAR OUT Still on! C33 gas stove B Vent model (replaces wood stove) $2200 installed. Luxury P40 gas fireplace $3200 installed, fan, remote control (retails $5200) also scratch and dents available. Robin at 613-7203186 anytime.



TREES NATIVE SHADE Sugar and Red Maple 10-12 foot $36, also Beech, Ironwood, Birch clumps, Cedar, White Pine, call 646-2386 plant now, supplies limited, open for our 27th gardening season

2 AND 3 year old Fleck X Angus Heifers with calves at side 613-628-2762

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WANTED ATTENTION ALL CONTRACTORS and home owners. Do you have any excess building supplies, Re & Re Depot now open, we are accepting building supplies such as 2x4 plywood, roof tress, ICF blocks, cabinets, flooring, etc. We will sell for you on consignment. Call 613-623-3310 or 613724-0273 to accept delivery or pick up.


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LOOKING TO RENT 3 bedroom or large 2 VEHICLES bedroom with laundry hook-ups for July 1/09. Excellent references ask for Anne 03 JEEP LIBERTY LE, 132,000 km, 4x4, 432-7071 new tires, excellent $11,500 USED GARDEN TIL- condition, LER any size call Contact Greg 613622-5728, cell 613613-432-5987 295-7179.



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LOTS AND LAND 30 PLUS ACRE fertile field for rent, also 1998 Dodge Van for sale phone 613-4335929 INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL SPACE

COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT Approximately 1000 sq ft Ground level, next door to Renfrew Cleaners 94 Plaunt St. South Call 819647-5512 for information.

HOUSES FOR RENT 4 BEDROOM HOUSE for rent. First and last months rent, references required call 613432-2729



2 BEDROOM HOUSE central location 1 1/2 bath. air conditioned, level entrance, fridge and stove included $625 plus utilities available June 1 call after 5:00 432-5499

CLOSE TO RENFREW shopping and restaurants, lovely 2 bedroom apt with private paved driveway. Eat-in kitchen, fridge and stove included, laundry room, master bedroom has walkin closet and ensuite. Responsible person 35 plus preferred. No pets, no smoking, available June 1, first and last required, $640/month plus hydro 613-628-2308

VERY NICE 3+2 BEDROOM Bungalow. 1 1/2 baths, finished basement, 2 car garage on two private country acres, Kinburn area, 20 minutes west of ScotiaBank Place. $1200/month +utilities. 613-832DOWNTOWN NEW2646. LY RENOVATED large 1 bedroom apt, 2nd floor, for mature APARTMENT person, no parking FOR RENT $475 plus hydro, first (SENIOR’S NO and last 432-4456 STAIRS!!!) Don’t miss out on this wonderful 1 bedroom apartment on Hall Avenue, June 1st, new carpeting, open concepts, gourmet kitchen, with appliances, laundry, Wilson Investments, 613432-8417.

DOWNTOWN OVER HRDC OFFICE Complex, elevator to you luxury executive 2 bedroom apartments, gas heat, central air conditioning, wall to wall broadloom, security, all mini blinds included, same floor laundry, pro1 BEDROOM AC- fessionals or adult lifeC O M M O D AT I O N S style, available July 1st, and studio apartments 613-432-8417. available in quiet modern building. Starting at FOR RENT, Brand $600/month. Includes new bungalow garden appliances, heat, hy- home!! Never lived in, dro, water, cable, construction just comlaundry facilities, and pleted, 2 bedrooms, common room. View- full basement, front ing by appointment and rear deck, atonly. Renfrew Inn tached garage, no pets please. 613-432Suites 613-432-3636. 8417. 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT beside FULLY FURNISHED Renfrew Mall. Fridge, SHORT term units stove and parking. available in nice First and last months modern building with rent. $535 per month common room & plus hydro. No pets. laundry facilities Plus, References required. main floors apart433-3053. ments, now accepting applications, A BARGAIN!!! Cozy viewing by appointone bedroom apartment only. Renfrew ment, June 1st, Suite Inn Suites, 613-432Two Seventy Five, 3636. Hall Avenue, secure entrance, appliances, parking, laundry, adult building, Wilson In- LARGE 1 BEDROOM available vestments, 613-432- apartment immediately in 8417 secure buildA F F O R D A B L E ! ! ! ing with laundry facilities. Downtown location on Located at 15 Renfrew Lochiel Street - Ave W Call 613-432“Camelot Apartments” 0789 or 613-432-4868 June 1st, close to all after hours amenities, 2 bedrooms, huge living and dining rooms, fridge, stove, parking, laundry, Wilson Investments, 613-4328417.

LARGE 1 BEDROOM apt, 2nd floor downtown, parking, 4 appliances available immediately call 4320088

LARGE BACHELOR APT, available June 1st $575 first and last required utilities included no pets allowed mature single non smoking person need only apply 433-4450 or 732-8862

COTTAGE FOR RENT Muskrat Lake, one hour west Scotiabank Place, 3 bedroom, full bath/kitchen, guest cottage, BBQ, large deck, screen porch. Includes paddle boat, aluminum boat, campfire wood, good boatLARGE BRIGHT 2 ing swimming and bedroom duplex 5 fishing. 613-646-2760 minutes from town. Finished loft for addiRIVER tional bedroom or ex- OTTAWA tra storage. Private CASTLEFORD, Renentrance with large frew, 3 bedroom, fully beach. deck. Includes fridge, equipped, stove and garage $ 5 0 0 / w k , parking. Separate $ 1 6 0 0 / m o n t h , 613room for washer and $6000/season dryer. $650 per month 432-8258 plus hydro. No smoking and no pets. Available June 1 call MOVING 432-9486 MOVING SALE SOFA bed good condition, good mattress $200, full size pool table no warpage $400 613646-2630


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SENIORS, Don’t miss out on this wonderful one bedroom on Robert Drive, main floor with balcony, June 1st, appliances, laundry, carpeting, security, 613-432-8417, Wilson Investments. WILSON INVESTMENTS of Renfrew Ltd, 613-432-8417 the number to call for all your apartment requirements, many locations, reasonable rents, clean well maintained buildings, ready for occupancy. Come see us at No.2 - 850 O’Brien Road, or give us a call evenings and weekends by appointment only, please! Closed Friday at Noon.

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FAST GROWING communications company looking for door to door sales representatives. Salary commensurate to experience, must have own transportation. Please email

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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


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 @ Email JobsOttawa@ HOUSE CLEANING Company presently seeking supervisormanager, full-time. WORK WANTED Must have car. $11.00/hour + 2 RESPONSIBLE $250/month car allow- MEN (insured) to ances. 613-860-0436. renovate or build Career and franchise small/large jobs. Have o p p o r t u n i t i e s references, will travel, available. hourly or by contract.

CONSTRUCTION LABOURER REQUIRED immediately must have a DZ license and equipment experience, fax resume to 613-624-5298 or www.krisimconstrucemail NOW HIRING LOAD-, 613-720m.downey@sympati- ER operators, exca- 9228 vator operators, labourers, mechanCONSTRUCTION LA- ic/welder. Applicant BOURERS required must be non smoker. immediately. Must Apply in person have own Transporta- WEEKDAYS ONLY tion, Driver’s license, 9-4 Nesbitt AggreWHMIS, Fall Protec- gates 1766 Lochwintion & Confined noch Rd Renfrew Space. Equipment ex- 613-432-5764 perience also required. Phone SUMMER JOBS at 613-223-2303 Cedar Hill Berry Farm JACOBS YEAR in Pakenham. Join picking team, ROUND Property our Care requires more ages 14 to seniors. employees Call Jacob Check us out at Hultink at 613-570- or call 613-256-2014. 1183


Bernadette McCann House for Women Inc. invites applications for

VOLUNTEER BOARD MEMBERS The Mission of Bernadette McCann House for Women Inc. is to provide safety and support to abused women and their children and to work for change that will end abuse of women. We are committed to a Board which is representative of the community we serve. If you are committed to ending violence against women and can provide eight (8) hours per month to our organization, please call for an information package at 613.732.7776 or by email at Applications must be submitted by May 5th, 2009

Annual General Meeting Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 7:00 p.m. Marguerite Centre Auditorium, Pembroke

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LARGE TWO BEDROOM apt on second floor in quiet secure building, stove, fridge, parking and laundry facilities, please leave message at 613-4323319


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Installer Required Experienced window and door installer required for expanding, reputable company. Must be fully equipped and ready to work. Must have own tools, truck and break.

EXPERIENCED BACKHOE operator required immediately. Must have own Transportation, Driver’s license, WHMIS, Fall Protection & Confined Space. Phone 613-223-2303

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


$655.50 + ROYALTIES For an 8-Hour Day!

WE WILL BE IN SMITHS FALLS Monday, May 4th at 6:30pm


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

Pembroke Regional Hospital, located 150 km northwest of Ottawa, is a 180 bed regional acute care hospital offering a variety of acute and ambulatory care services including medicine, surgery, maternal and child care, regional mental health care, regional rehabilitation, emergency and intensive care. Our state of the art digital diagnostic imaging department offers a wide variety of diagnostic modalities including CT and nuclear medicine. We are currently recruiting for the following positions:


CLINICAL EDUCATOR for the District Stroke Centre This non-union position is offered on a Full-time basis We are looking for a self-motivated enthusiastic individual to join our team

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


Please submit your resume by: Fax: 613-253-8245 or email:

WILLING TO DO garden tilling and lawn mowing. Call anytime 613-432-9484. If not available please leave a message and phone number and I’ll get back to you.




We are an innovative leader in the newspaper industry and are currently seeking candidates to join our production team in the role of:

Press Helper Ottawa Region Media Group, a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd., is looking for a Press Helper. This is an entry level position with no experience necessary as on-the-job training will be provided for the right candidate. We offer rewarding opportunities for development and advancement. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: • Jog papers off the end of the press line. • Safe operation of equipment. • Maintenance and cleaning of equipment. • Heavy lifting is required. • Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: • Must be a Team Player with Positive Attitude and Strong Work Ethic. • Ability to work in a deadline inherent environment. • Able to work rotating shifts. • Good record of punctuality and attendance. • To perform “due diligence” as prescribed by the Ministry of Labour in the Ontario Health & Safety Act and understanding all Company policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook.



Send resume to: Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please. All resumes will be kept on file for future consideration.





REQUIREMENTS: • BScN, or equivalent expert knowledge and experience in a recent clinical leadership role • Current registered member in good standing with a regulated health profession college • Current BCLS Certification • 3-5 years recent clinical experience with stroke patients • Knowledge and skills in assessment and therapeutics of evidence-based clinical management • Previous adult education/program development experience • Knowledge and experience in health promotion principles • Proven facilitation, collaboration and leadership skills • Excellent project management skills with multiple projects and priorities • Proven ability to lead and implement change • Superior oral and written, interpersonal and communication skills • Excellent organizational, critical appraisal, analytical and problem solving skills • Self-directed with demonstrated creativity, flexibility and initiative skills • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring skills • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications and software such as Microsoft Office Suite • Must have demonstrated ability to meet the attendance standards of the Hospital ASSETS: • Knowledge and experience in change theory, self-efficacy theory and adult learning principals • Physical assessment skills • Experience in both hospital and community service delivery • Experience with chronic disease management • Bilingualism (English/French)

TEMPORARY FULL-TIME PHYSIOTHERAPIST for up to one year. To provide rehab services to medical inpatients & outpatients as part of the Rehabilitation Program REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy • Current membership in Ontario College of Physical Therapists • Minimum of two years clinical experience • Experience in adult rehabilitation and neurology • Excellent oral and written skills • Experience in working in an interdisciplinary team • NDT Training • Individuals may be required to work all shifts including weekends • Must have demonstrated ability to meet the attendance standards of the Hospital ASSETS: • NDT Certification • Working knowledge of computers • Experience with other levels of practitioners, training students, etc • Bilingualism (English/French)

TEMPORARY FULL-TIME REHABILITATION ASSISTANT for up to one year. To work with inpatients & outpatients as part of the Rehabilitation Program REQUIREMENTS: • 2 year College Diploma in Physiotherapy/Occupational Rehabilitation Assistant or equivalent combination of education and experience • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team • Must possess overall fitness to perform the job • Demonstrated computer literacy • Demonstrated understanding and application of rehabilitation principles and techniques • Demonstrated above average verbal and written communication skills • BCLS Certification • Individuals must be available to work all shifts including weekends • Must have demonstrated ability to meet the attendance standards of the Hospital ASSETS: • Previous experience as a Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy or Rehabilitation Assistant in a Rehabilitation or acute care setting • Bilingualism (English/French) Qualified candidates should submit their resumes by Friday, May 8, 2009 to: Human Resources, Pembroke Regional Hospital, 705 Mackay Street, Pembroke, Ontario, K8A 1G8. FAX: (613) 7326348 or e-mail We thank all candidates for applying, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. An equal opportunity employer/Visit our Website




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Pembroke Regional Hospital, located 150 km northwest of Ottawa, is a 180 bed regional acute care hospital offering a variety of acute and ambulatory care services including medicine, surgery, maternal and child care, regional mental health care, regional rehabilitation, emergency and intensive care. Our state of the art digital diagnostic imaging department offers a wide variety of diagnostic modalities including CT and nuclear medicine. We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Job Title: Reporter -Permanent Full Time Department: The Arnprior Chronicle-Guide, Ottawa Region Media Group Job Summary: This position requires an individual to cover general news stories, in-depth profiles on local personalities and community features. The Ottawa Region Media Group is seeking an energetic, driven individual to join our editorial team in the Arnprior & West Carleton markets.

E.R. Crisis Peer Support Worker To work in the Community Mental Health Program Renfrew County. This position is offered on a Regular Part-Time basis. This position provides counseling, advocacy and support services to clients and families affected by mental illness and will participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and services for individuals, families and the community. Individuals must be available to work all shifts including weekends.

Responsibilities Incude: • Covering local assignments and reporting local news • Photography assignments • Pagination using Adobe InDesign

REQUIREMENTS: • Ontario Secondary School Diploma • Minimum of 5 years experience living and/or working in the Mental Health System • Previous experience working with Community Advisory Committees and volunteers • Previous experience in a team oriented environment • Consumer of the Mental Health System • Basic client care techniques (e.g. hygiene, nutrition, safety) and other daily living techniques (household management, illness management, social/recreation/ leisure activities) • Good oral and written communication skills • Good interpersonal skills or development of services • Demonstrated computer software application skills • Valid Class G Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle with minimum $2,000,000.00 liability insurance to transport self and clients throughout Renfrew County • Must have demonstrated ability to meet the attendance standards of the Hospital

Competencies/Skills and Experience: • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Strong photography skills • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop • Can write clean crisp copy that attracts and demands the readers’ attention • Be able to work within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment • Be a team player in a news room environment • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, and have a working knowledge of InDesign

Please forward your resume no later than April 24, 2009, to Jason Marshall, Managing Editor


Qualifications: • Journalism diploma/degree or equivalent work experience • Knowledge of the Arnprior and West Carleton area an asset • Must have reliable transportation, use of a vehicle, evenings and weekend work will be required at times

ASSETS: • Bilingualism (English/French) • Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation and relevant sections of legislations (i.e. Mental Health Act, Human Rights Code, Landlord and Tenant Act) • Experience working in a counseling capacity or in a community mental health program setting or related field(s) • College Diploma or Degree in a related social services field • WRAP Training

Re: JOB POSTING Job Title: District Service Representative Department: Ottawa South, Kemptville & Barrhaven, Full Time

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This is a challenging role that requires an enthusiastic and energetic individual who is a self starter with strong communication, organizational, computer and problem solving skills. Experience is not necessary as on-the-job training will be provided for the right candidate. Position Accountabilities: • The successful candidate will be responsible for the hiring of carriers and the maintenance of the existing carrier force in this region. • The successful candidate will be responsible the delivery of community newspapers, and be responsible for delivery of downed routes. • Address customer concerns in a timely and professional manner • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel etc. • Must have a valid driver’s license, and provide his/her own transportation. Competencies: Action oriented, Drive for Results, Composure, Customer Focus, Creativity, Learning on the Fly, Time Management • Excellent attention to detail • Ability to build and develop effective relationships within the team and with carriers • Strong communication skills • Exceptional customer service skills • Solid organizational skills and time management skills with the ability to multi-task • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dead-line oriented environment What we can offer: • We offer competitive compensation package including mileage allowance • Comprehensive benefits package • We offer rewarding opportunities for development and advancement Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to the attention of Caedi Zaine at / Fax: 613-224-2265 CL14900

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes by Friday, May 8, 2009 to: Human Resources, Pembroke Regional Hospital, 705 Mackay Street, Pembroke, Ontario, K8A 1G8. FAX: (613) 732-6348 or e-mail We thank all candidates for applying, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. An equal opportunity employer/Visit our Website CL15044







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Position Summary Under the supervision of the Deputy Treasurer, the Finance Clerk performs all functions related to Payroll, Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable, provides clerical support to the Deputy Treasurer, and serves as backup support to the Receptionist with front counter/telephone reception duties as required. Qualifications N Post Secondary School Diploma in office administration/accounting. N High efficiency in word processing. N Extensive computer experience in windows/office environment N High level of initiative N Must have excellent public relations and interpersonal skills. N Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. N Excellent written and oral communication skills N Previous experience in a municipal office environment is desirable The Finance Clerk position is a full time 35 hours per week position. Start date to be determined.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FUN PART-TIME Candy Business. All Cash, No Selling, Many Successful Openers. Over Twenty Years in Industry. Help Us with Breast Cancer Awareness. Financing. 1-800-8528890.

Please forward your written application including your resume in confidence, by 12 noon May 15th, 2009 to: Jennifer Barr Deputy Treasurer Township of Greater Madawaska P.O. Box 180 Calabogie ON K0J 1H0 We will also accept your application by fax 613-752-2617 and email We thank all applicants and advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information will be used to determine eligibility for potential employment and is pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.



MATTRESS CLEANING & Sanitizing Business. 4,300 European Dealers. New to Canada. Removes Dust mites and harmful allergens. Big profits, small investment. Hygienitech 1-888999-9030


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The Algonquins of Ontario are currently seeking qualified candidates for two (2) technical support contract positions in the Algonquin Consultation Office (ACO). The ACO receives submissions from the Federal and Provincial Governments related to proposed land dispositions, Environmental Assessments and major Public Works projects throughout the Algonquin Traditional Territory. The successful candidates will work as a Team reporting to the Algonquin Negotiation Representatives (ANRs) in the receipt, analysis and preparation of draft responses to requests for consultation. POSITION 1 — CONSULTATION OFFICE MANAGER/ TECHNICAL ANALYST Qualifications Five (5) years experience in municipal or government environment related to Municipal Planning and/or Environmental Assessment and/or Land Development Excellent communication and organizational skills Demonstrated ability to deal sensitively with a wide variety of people and complex issues. Salary Range — $25.00 - $27.00 per hour POSITION 2 CONSULTATION OFFICE ASSISTANT Qualifications Three (3) years experience in an office environment. Strong typing and computer skills. Ability to research via the internet. Salary Range — $18.00 - $20.00 per hour Salary will be commensurate with qualifications based on a 36 hour work week. These are both contract positions extending to March 31, 2010 with potential for renewal. Location — Pembroke, Ontario FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT IN WRITING ONLY BEFORE FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009: Algonquins of Ontario c/o Jp2g Consultants Inc. 12 International Drive, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 6W5 e-mail: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CL14993

ELECTRONIC individual income tax filing at affordable price. Evenings and weekend appointments available. We also provide bookkeeping, GST returns, payroll, and accounting services. Contact: 613.261.8313


613-732-9802 JOHN G. PELLETIER BROKER CL13902

SERVICES 1ST CHOICE APPLIANCE REMOVAL. Will pick-up appliances and other unwanted household items. Also auto/truck batteries. Reasonable rates, prompt response. For friendly service, please call (613)832-1347. AUTOMOTIVE UNDER Coating; Protect your investment. Starting from $85.00. Professionally trained Technician. Call Mike @ 613-223-5210 or 613-269-2787


NEED HELP with your Tax Return? Tax Return E-Filed

613-432-5702 CL13849

SEND A LOAD to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613-2564613

NEILL’S GREENHOUSE WILL not open this 2009 growing season. I, Barbara Vincent of Neill’s Greenhouse would like to thank all my customers for their years of patronage. I’ll continue to help service all your future gardening needs at Canadian Tire Renfrew Garden Centre

HORTON COMMUNITY CENTER, 1005 Castleford Road, Belly Dancing, 6 week sessions, 7 pm, Starts Tuesday May 5 to Tuesday June 9th. Cost $60; For more information call Gwen Melville 613-432-7459

STUMP GRINDING. No stump too big! Start that garden without that stump in the way! Priced accordingly. Professionally Trained. Call Mike @ 613-223-5210 or 613DAI BASSETT VAL269-2787 LEY Heritage Radio Singing Farmer 3 WILL PICK UP & RE- Thumbs Up C.D. PaMOVE any unwanted kenham General cars, trucks, boats, Store and Nicholsnowmobiles, lawn- son’s, Carleton Place tractors, snowblow- Remembrance Gift ers, etc. Cash paid for Shop (Bridge Street) some. Peter, All Pur- Arnprior Seniors pose Towing. 613- Home Support. Enter797-2315, tainment available 613-560-9042 613-625-1515


Fully Insured/Equipped Spring cleanup time!! - Leaf/Debris removal - Parking lot sweeping - Lawn rolling Call: JACOB HULTINK

OTTAWA VALLEY FOR Sale by Owner Advertise locally sell globally Supplement news paper advertising to sell Real Estate, Farmers Equipment Feed Classified Vehicles 613-432-5033 or 613-296-4854

T & D Lawncare & Landscaping Fully Equipped & Insured -Leaf/Debris Removal -Rolling, Fertilizing -Dethatching/Slicing -Tree/Brush Removal -Hedge Trimming -Grass Cutting -Tractor/Brush Hog Terry Bowes Cell 613-312-8330 Home 432-8330


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HOT ROAST BEEF Supper Foresters Falls Orange Hall May 3, 2009, 4:00p.m.-6:30p.m. Adults $12 children 6-12 yrs $5 under 6 yrs free, sponsored by L.O.L 552 and L.O.B.A 1302, Everyone welcome, Handicap access

LAKESIDE 15 Main St. Portage du Fort, QC BANDS Matinees Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Ray & The Valley Boys Goshen Welcome square dancers Flea Market We have the greatest fiddle player is open for the season Saturday, May 9th, 2009 every Sunday 8a.m. 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 4p.m. 12km East of PETER WHITE Renfrew, 18km West & MIXED COUNTRY of Arnprior. Highway 17 exit McCallum Dr. PAIN MANAGEMENT 432-6228 SUPPORT GROUP, Session starts May 2nd, 9-12 (Noon). LEGAL NOTICE Register now, All welcome, Moira Hutchi613-432-1239, WSIB FREE Case As- son, sessment. NO UP w w w. w e l l n e s s w i t h pauFRONT FEE for FILE, REPRESENTATION. la@paulaviber, Over $100 Million in Settlements! Call toll free 1-888-747-6474, PIANO TUNING in early May. Please call Quote #123. Matthias Rom Registered Piano Technician in the Piano PERSONALS Technicians Guild. 1-877-YES-TUNE. ARE ALL OF your 1-877-937-8863 Friends, friends of friends and co-workers already married? When are you going to meet someone that is single? Ontario’s largest, most successful matchmaking agency is just a call away! Misty River Introductions. 613-257-3531

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COMING EVENTS DON’T MISS RANDY Foster’s “Memories of Don Messer Concert” featuring local entertainers Emma & Will March, Dennis Harrington, Bruce Armitage and the Triple Explosion Step Dancers on Sunday, May 3rd 2p.m. at St. Joseph’s High School. Tickets $10 at Aikenhead’s Drug store, M & R Feeds, the Home Support office 4327691 and at the door. NEW TO YOU Sale Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church Renfrew. May 8 from 2-5p.m. Quarry St. entrance. All welcome


IT PAYS TO LOSE BIG. Online weight loss challenge. A 12 week program that advises proper nutrition, food choices and encourages exercise. Win up to $600. Register at

FRIDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT Tara Holloway Friday, May 1st 8 p.m. 409 Stewart St., Renfrew

613-432-5801 CL13912


RENFREW UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S Club will hold it’s annual used book sale on Friday, May 1st from 4 to 9p.m. and Saturday May 2nd from 9 to 11a.m. in the cafeteria of Renfrew Collegiate Institute. Proceeds are used for scholarships for local high schools THE RENFREW SILVER Seniors Calendar for May 7 Luncheon, May 11 Executive meeting, May 21 Pot Luck Luncheon, May 23 Ball, all functions held at the Renfrew Legion

Heads Up for Healthier Brains Be Socially Active Improve your lifelong brain health & help reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease by interacting with others. Staying connected socially helps you stay connected mentally. Make the connection for a healthier brain. Visit or call your local Alzheimer Society


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HOME DAYCARE CENTRE new spots available, ECE, Sperate Daycare Space, Educational activities, Structured routine, Indoor/outdoor play, Nuturious meals and snacks, Receipts, CPR/First Aid call 433-3754 after 6p.m.



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HORSE/TACK AUCTION The OVLHA is having its annual horse and tack auction on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009, at 10:00 am at the Carp Fair Grounds. Consignments accepted until 9:30 am. For further details, please see our website or call 613-489-4274.



Connie Gale May 1, 2009

Happy 16th Birthday Kendra

Case & Catharina Straathof

50th Wedding Anniversary May 2, 2009

GARAGE SALES/ YARD SALES GARAGE SALE SAT May 2nd at 8a.m.noon at 56 Robertson Dr. Beachburg, household and children’s items, miscellaneous KIDS GIANT GARAGE Sale Children’s clothing (0-12 years) toys and more Saturday, May 2 Nepean Sportsplex Curling Rink Some crafts and new items Fundraiser for LLLC 9: 002:00pm Adult Admission $1 613-592-9737 LARGE MULTI-FAMILY YARD Sale, May 2nd, 7-3 at Suny’s Gas Bar, 357 Stewart Street beside Wendy’s and Tim Hortons. Alpine Subs and Amp, appliances, Jimmy parts, propane stove, and much more. Cancelled if raining.

Connie will be celebrating her 60th Birthday May 2 at Rocky Mountain House. Lunch 12:00 Everyone is invited CL15017


YARD SALE SAT May 2 8-2p.m. 467 Baldwin St corner of Baldwin and Mason YARD SALE DAY May 7a.m.-12p.m. Fourth St. shine

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YARD SALE, May 2, 8-2, 2005 Miller Road, between Renfrew and Arnprior, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, Pearl export drum kit, bunk beds, new wigs, dressers, DJ equipment.



Friends and family are invited on May 2nd, 2 - 4 p.m. to a come and go tea in the Haley United Church basement to help Thelma Lavallee celebrate her 85th birthday.


Best Wishes Only Please Lots of Love The family CL15018

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Congratulations Mom and Dad


Happy 90th Birthday

YARD SALE May 2 8:30a.m. 392 Joffre Ave YARD SALE MAY 2nd,09. 7a.m.-12p.m. 82 Vimy Blvd, table with 8 chairs, 19” t.v., kitchen gadgets and other misc items

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MAKE ME A reasonable offer sale, Barnet Storage unit #7, Barnet Blvd. 7a.m. on May 2nd. Everything must go, moving YARD SALE 228 Munroe Ave E., Saturday May 2 rain date Saturday May 9, 8a.m.

Love Always, Dad, Mom, Riley Gramma, Poppa, and Grandpa

Derrick and Laura Elcombe are celebrating 10 years of marriage on May 1


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MORRIS BURTON Family and friends of the late Morris Burton who passed away December 16, 2008 are invited to a memorial graveside service at the North Horton Cemetery on We d n e s d a y, May 6 at 11:00 a.m. and afterwards at Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church Stewart Hall at 11:30 a.m. CL15084


THANK YOU The family of the late Donald Ferguson wish to thank all who have helped us through this difficult time. The kindness and support from relatives, friends and neighbours was very much appreciated. Thank you for flowers, food, cards, visits, phone calls, donations to the Queen’s Line United Church, the Heart and Stroke Foundation. We thank Leah Rodden, Drs. Dick, Strader, the kind nurses at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital, Wayne Heubner and staff, Rev. James Min, Eleanor Tabbert and the Queen’s Line choir, Ron Jaremkow and Jack Curran for their eulogies, Jim Austin for playing the bagpipes, the Queen’s Line U.C.W. for the delicious lunch after the service. Words can’t express our appreciation.

June, Gerry, Sue & Paul, Pat & Mark, Jim & Shelley, Alison & Valerie. CL15005

The family of the late Bernice Deyell would like to express our sincere thanks to our family and friends during this difficult time. Thanks to all for the food, flowers, cards, masses, memorial donations and pallbearers. Special thanks to Carol Anne Walters, Fr. McNamara and Fr. Siroski for the lovely service, the choir, C.W.L., Don Goulet and staff for all their help. Special thanks to Dr. Strader and the staff at R.V.H. for special care given to Mom.

Ann, Bob and Chris CL15069

We would like to thank our family, Lynn (Andy), Nancy (Alain), Peter (Deana), David (Lisa), Paul, and our eight lovely grandchildren, Jamie, Jodie, Adam, Anna, Kyle, Colin, Justin, & Jessica, for the special day celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. Special thanks to Jodie for the use of her home. Thank you as well for the lovely gifts, flowers, many cards and phone calls from family and friends. You all succeeded in making our day a beautiful and cherished memory. Shirley and Myles Delarge CL15070

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LIMLAW, Jay In loving memory of a dear husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather, who left us April 29, 2007

The Voice of the Wind When the warm breeze of April caresses you part of it will be me. When you look into the eyes of my children part of them will be me. When a snowflake of winter plants a kiss on your cheek that kiss might well have been me. And the dust which appears out of nowhere may be part of the dust that was me. Through the promise of morning and the voice of the wind I will always have something to say. To reflect on those wonderful moments and warm you as you make your way. All things that we both were a part of will continue to brighten each day. Making room for the sound of your laughter by remembering I’m not far away.

We miss you more and more everyday You will never be forgotten Rest peacefully in the sweet arms of Jesus and enjoy the beauty of your new home. Love Always George, Bev, Doug, Katie and Lindsay

SHARPE, Arnold In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away suddenly May 2, 1989

by David Garred

Forever in our Hearts CL14975

IN MEMORIAM CAMPBELL, Rhoda Esther who passed away April 20, 1981 (Wife and Mother) Those we love remain with us, For love itself lives on. And cherished memories never fade Because a loved ones gone. Those we love can never be More than a thought apart. For as long as there is memory They’ll always live on in our hearts. Lovingly remembered by husband Stanley, son Glen (Lauri), son Colin (Lynne) and family, and daughter Jean


LIMLAW, Jay In loving memory of an Uncle, GreatUncle and friend, Jay Limlaw who passed away April 29, 2007 Your last parting wish We would like to have heard, And breathed in your ear Our last parting word. Only those who have lost Are able to tell The pain in the heart At not saying farewell. Forever loved, remembered and sadly missed Donald, Ann, Jael and Colin

The pearly gates were opened A gentle voice said “Come” And with farewell unspoken He gently entered home Wife Helen and family

VIRGIN, Marjorie April 29, 2007 There comes a time for all of us, When we must say good bye, But memories of those we love, Live on and never die.



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In loving memory of March 20, 1940 - April 14, 2009 After a lengthy battle with cancer, Waynona passed away in Hospice Renfrew on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at the age of 69 years. Beloved wife of 45 years to Dean McFarlane. Loving mother of Heather (Russell Verch); Brian (Cindy Dobson); and Grant (Julie Watson) all of Eganville. Proud Grandmother of six grandchildren, Bradley, Tayloe, Jonathan, Dakota-Lynn, Maggie and Marshall. Sister of Edward, Wayne (Marjorie), Coreen (Terry Harkins), Lorraine (Gary Campbell), Allan (Rose), Douglas (Madeline), and Barry (Donna). Survived by sister-in-laws Doreen Verch (Lloyd) and Doreen Verch (Claude). Predeceased by brothers Lloyd, Claude, Wallace and sister Marilyn and sister-in-law Margaret. You will always be in our memories never to be forgotten. The family of the late Waynona Annabell McFarlane, who passed away on April 14th, 2009 at Hospice Renfrew, wish to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the many relatives, friends and neighbors who have touched our lives with their prayers, cards, flowers, food, visits and charitable donations during our sad loss. A special “Thank You” to Dr. Dick for his professional and dedicated care, which with his kind words, kept Waynona cheerful and comfortable at Hospice Renfrew during her 20 day stay. To the nurses and staff at Hospice Renfrew, we wish to express our appreciation for the compassionate care and support that Waynona and her family received. Our Thanks also goes to Waynona’s sisters, Lorraine and Coreen, for the care and time spent with Waynona, and for all the help the family received. Our appreciation is extended to close friend Diane Moore for her encouragement, support and numerous contributions. Our gratitude goes to Pastor Annette Smith for her spiritual support, visits and prayers. She conducted an outstanding funeral service which we have received many compliments about. Thank you to Terry Harkins for his moving Eulogy, Julie Verch , soloist, and Jean Lett, organist. We express our appreciation to the pallbearers, Bruce McFarlane, Darell Verch, Robert Verch, Steven Campbell, Jason Verch, and Chris Harkins, as well as to the Ladies Aid of Grace/Lutheran Church for the wonderful luncheon following the service. Thanks to the Lauudry Funeral Home for their special care and professional service shared with our family during this difficult time. CL15067

Love Margaret


SIROSKI, John Leonard In loving memory of our dear Mother Freda Hisko April 28, 2006

RICHARD, Rene April 18, 2008 Softly the leaves of memory fall, Gently we gather and treasure them all. A thought, a prayer are all we give, These you will have as long as you live. Beautiful memories silently kept, Of the one we loved and will never forget. Always remembered and forever loved. Gloria and family

In a quiet country grave yard, Where the gentle breezes blow, Lies the one we love so dearly, Whom we lost three years ago. May the words of love blow softly, And whisper for you to hear, That we miss you and love you, And wished that you were here. Son’s, daughters and grandchildren Forever in our hearts

In loving memory of a dear mom and grandmother who passed away January 16, 1998 and brother and uncle who passed away April 11, 1990. A bouquet of flowers for both of you Sprinkled with tear drop instead of dew In the centre a forget me not To let you know we haven’t forgot Forever in thought family


PIASETZKI - Robert Donald

Waynona Annabell McFarlane

Dean, Heather, Brian, Grant and Families.


In Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, Leonard Siroski, age 83 years. Husband of the late Val Senack; dear father of Dennis, Renfrew, Raymond (Pat), Pembroke, Gerard (Elaine), Douglas, Ont., Yvonne (Bernie) Schwartz, Renfrew, Ann (Tim) Kargus, Haley’s. Dear brother of Jim (Alice) and Martin Jr. (Rose), both of London, Ont. Pre-deceased by brother James and sister Bernice Deyell. Survived by his grandchildren Sherry Siroski, Keith & Brenda Schwartz, Kaitlyn, Kelsey & Brandon Kargus. Visitations at the GOULET FUNERAL HOME, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Friday: 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Saturday, April 25th at 10 a.m. Spring interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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Accidentally on Monday April 20, 2009 in the woods he loved, we regret to announce the passing of Don Piasetzki. Dear husband of Georgina (McCoy) for 59 years. Proud father of Dennis (Corliss) Piasetzki, Heather (Phil) Burroughs, Dale (Russell) Stoness, Laurie (Michel) Longtin, Karen (Pat) Laidlaw, and Brenda Piasetzki. Blessed with 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, infant son Rodger, brothers Stanley and James and on April 14, 2009, his sister, Mayburn. The family will receive friends at the Robert J. Reid & Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson Street, (at Barrie Street), Kingston, Ontario on Friday, April 24 between the hours of 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service in “The Chapel on The Corner” on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 11 a.m. followed by interment at Pine Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Wildlife Federation, 350 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata, ON K2M 2W1 or to a charity of your choice. CL15009

HANNIMAN, Anita Mary Rose Peacefully at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Saturday April 25, 2009. Beloved wife of the late John Patrick “Jay” Hanniman, Cherished daughter of Mary St. Louis and the late Sharie St. Louis. Dear mother of Wayne, Brenda (John) Klerks, Kevin (Rita), June, Reynold, Sandra (Armand) Bakx; pre-deceased by daughter Judith Ann and granddaughter Sarah Barr. Dear grandmother of Adam, Stephanie, Melanie, Natalie, William, Deanna, Jennifer, Michael, Daryl & David. Survived by sister Betty (Bud Blimkie) and brother Donald (Barbara). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, Mt. St. Patrick, Tuesday April 28th at 2 p.m. Interment Holy Well Cemetery. In Memory of Anita, donations to Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations: Arrangements entrusted to the care of the GOULET FUNERAL HOME, 310Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Ontario.

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McNULTY, Annie Mary In Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, Annie Mary McNulty, Springtown, age 77 years. Daughter of the late Charlie & Betsie (nee Bruce) McNulty; dear sister of Orpha, Lawrence & Charlie (Opal) McNulty. Survived by 7 nieces and nephews. Visitations at the GOULET FUNERAL HOME, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Thursday: 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Most Precious Blood Church, Calabogie Friday, April 24th at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Springtown. In lieu of flowers, donations to Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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Florence Elizabeth Blimke December 31, 1919 – April 25, 2009 After a long and happy life, Florence passed away peacefully at the age of 89. She was born in Renfrew, Ontario in 1919. In 1947 she married in Grande Prairie, Alberta where she and husband Art farmed and raised a family. She is predeceased by her husband Daniel Arthur and son Ross; parents Elizabeth and Napoleon Lepine; siblings Tillie, Loretta, Frank and Eric. Florence will be missed by her children Paul (Leslie), Grant (Shirley), Jean, and Lloyd (Lori); grandchildren Anita, Gabriel, Ryan, Shelley, Matthew, Hew, Simeon, Isaac, and Andrew; great grandchildren April and Elysha. Florence will be dearly missed by many relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 1, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at Oliver’s Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel with interment to follow in Grande Prairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent by visiting

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Springing into summer at the Renfrew Legion By ROBERT ST. MICHAEL and LEANNE STUBINSKI Our Royal Canadian Legion’s Renfrew branch is a very happening place with various events taking place. Our 80th Anniversary Committee is extremely busy planning the dinner and dance to take place on Saturday, June 13. Stay tuned to the Weekender for more details. The 1st Renfrew Scouts are busy with various fundraisers. Some of the Scouts were packing groceries at Renfrew Loeb this Saturday, April 25. The annual Scout tree planting is on Saturday May 9. We ask our community to please help with these fundraisers. These are the events that our youth need to keep busy with so that it keeps them productively active in our community. The Scout Group Committee is looking for donations of lumber to build a new boathouse at Camp Legewade. Please contact Debbie Musgrove at 613-432-6942 or Bob Debeau at 613-432-8652.

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We would appreciate any donations of lumber or monies to help build for the future of our youth. Entertainment is going extremely well on Saturday afternoons, with a great line-up for May. We have organized a new house band for our Legion that is going to play here at least one Friday a month, starting the long weekend in May. We hope you can come out and join us. Speaking of the long weekend of May, it is coming upon us real soon, as well as the barbecue season. We plan on having a BBQ all weekend long, but we need participating volunteers, so if you can offer some of your time, we’ll gladly accept your help! We are always seeking new members to join our branch and to participate in all the functions that we do. We are a non-profit organization who donate back to our community with such programs as bursaries, youth education, track and field, poppies and more. Lest We Forget!


Eight people leave Stewart Park for the Millennium Trail in the Bonnechere River Watershed Project five-kilometre fundraising walk April 18. Project co-ordinator Amanda Brown said funds raised through the annual walk contributes to the local environment for the entire year, not just one day. This year funds are going towards various BRWP projects, including monitoring of water quality in the Bonnechere River and its tributaries. Mercury Weekender photo by PETER CLARK

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