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This Week Rawhide Rodeo Show, Truck Pull, Show and Shine at the Russell Fairgrounds on Sat. July 13. The Kingdom of Osgoode Medieval Festival and Feast, Fri. July 12 to Sun. July 14.

The Record to include The Villager RUSSELL — The Russell Villager brand and news gathering effort will be integrated into the pages of The Chesterville Record, beginning with our first issue next month, Aug. 7. Both papers have been part of the same family enterprise since 1984, when the Morris brothers added The Villager to their collection of local publications. Etcetera Publications (Chesterville) Inc. owner Robin Morris says that rising printing and postal costs have compelled the new measure. The Record will continue to be the venerable paper it has always been for almost 120 years. But it’s set to become several pages thicker, to carry the additional news and sports coverage from the Russell area. And those staff members dedicated to gathering news in that community will continue with that as their primary focus. Continued on page 2

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Building of area eco-centre to benefit all Pamela Pearson Villager Editor CASSELMAN — The United Counties of Prescott and Russell announced on June 20 an eco-friendly project for the Larose Forest. Plans are to build an educational facility aimed to provide educational programming which is directly related to the natural and cul-

tural heritage of the forest. Located on the west side of Indian Creek Road, the ecoLarose Centre will be a county built and run facility and will be partnering with the Prescott and Russell Entrepreneurial Academy (PREA) to ensure a sustainable operation that will help the local and regional economy. AndrĂŠ Martel,

Chairperson of the PREA states “The vision of the Academy is to serve as an entrepreneurial hub to motivate and support existing individual businesses, entrepreneurs, industries and community agencies in realizing new opportunities and forging innovative economic clusters.�   According to the coun-

ties, a separate not-for-profit corporation will be created to operate all programming and services of the ecoLarose Centre. “We are all prepared to protect what we like best. And we can’t like what we don’t know about. I see ecoLarose as an essential tool to promote the forest and in itself we will tend to

protect it.� stated Achille Drouin, Chair of Larose Forest Committee. Annually, the centre is anticipated to have a gross return of $3-million, to become self-sufficient within a 10 year period. Total capital costs for the construction are estimated at over $9-million. Continued on page 2




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Osgoode Township High School held its 2013 graduation ceremony on Fri. June 28 at the school. Award recipients from left, Emma Wallace (Greely Lions Club Award, McVey Insurance Award, Double Blue Honour Society, Ontario Scholar), Bruce Gee (Metcalfe and District Lions Club OTHS/OMEA Musicians Award, Double Blue Honour Society, French Immersion Certificate, Ontario Scholar Award Of Excellence Silver Metal), Eric Graham (Royal Bank Of Canada Award, OTHS Music Directors Award, Ontario Scholar), Michael Chapman (Gov. Gen.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Medal, Double Blue Honour Society, French Immersion Certificate, Ontario Scholar, Award Of Excellence Silver Medal, Osgoode Lions Club), Chris Fliesser (Greely Lions Club Scholarship, Emerald Links Golf and Country Club Chemistry Award, Double Blue Honour Society, French Immersion Certificate, Ontario Scholar, Award Of Excellence Silver Medal) and Class of 2013 Valedictorian Alison Reiszadeh (Metcalfe and District Lions Club Award, Double Blue Honour Society, Ontario Scholar, French Immersion Certificate). See page 5 for more photos.



Metcalfe area graduates 2013

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OPP Report

This week in Russell County In the week of July 1 to July 8, 2013, Russell County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 270 occurrences. Among those occurrences OPP responded to 18 alarms, nine collisions, nine domestics and gladly no impaired driver incidents. As a result of those occurrences, 10 people were charged with various offences.

Disturbance: Calypso Water Park

LIMOGES– On July 3, OPP Constables responded to a disturbance call at Calypso Water Park in Limoges. Once at the scene they were informed that some people had been assaulted by a group of people. One of the victims was a 13-year-old female that had to be transported to Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She sustained injuries in the facial area. The OPP is still investigating the incident which involves many suspects. At this time, one person has been charged by police. Jacques Bui, 23 years old of Ottawa, will be appearing in L’Orignal court on July 8, for a show cause hearing to answer to the following charges: Assault Cause Bodily Harm X2 and Obstruct/Resist Peace Officer.

Villager Continued from the front The same goes for the scribes working on The Record’s more traditional coverage areas. Separate websites for The Villager and The Record will remain in place. But in print, each community will see a little more news from the other in the

upcoming combined publication, which will still go by the name of The Record. Our front page, however, will acknowledge the inclusion of The Villager’s Russell news inside. Running news from Russell is really nothing new for The Record, which has had its eye on that community — to some extent — since its founding in 1894. And there’s all the more reason to pay atten-

tion to Russell with a substantial number of high schoolers from Chesterville opting to pursue their secondary education in the other community these days. the younger For Villager, this will be just the latest evolution in a shorter time span. It was a monthly newspaper when acquired 30 years ago, Morris recalls, and this was increased to twice monthly

Area NDP candidate announced – HAWKESBURY Isabelle Sabourin will represent the NDP colours in the Glengarry-Prescott-Russell riding in the next provincial election. Isabelle Sabourin was officially nominated as the NDP candidate in the next provincial election at the nomination meeting held on June 20 in Hawkesbury. Members supported her unanimously. “I am pleased to represent the NDP values

in the next provincial election,” said Sabourin “There is no doubt that my political commitment aims to defend the NDP values including bilingualism, agriculture and entrepreneurship. The people of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell deserve representation which reflects their real interests and needs. I will be listening to citizens, groups and elected officials to find ways to strengthen the development

of our region and to ensure a healthy future for our communities,” she continued. Sabourin would like to thank Bonnie Jean-Louis for the years she devoted to politics. During the nomination meeting, Jean-Louis delivered a speech where she withdrew her candidacy, nominated therefore Sabourin. “I have great respect for the courage and commitment of Bonnie JeanLouis over the past years for

CLARENCE-CREEK– On July 4, OPP Constables responded to a trespass at night incident on Landry Street in Clarence-Creek. At that location, the officers were advised that a male was observed looking inside the house through a bedroom window. The investigation revealed that the male was the ex-partner of the female residing at that residence. The male involved is 46 years old and is from Clarence-Creek. He will have to attend L’Orignal court on July 17, 2013 to answer to the following charges: Voyeurism, Trespass/Prowl near dwelling house, Mischief - interfere with any person in the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property and Assault with A Weapon.

ROCKLAND– On July 6, OPP Constables responded to a motor vehicle collision on County Rd. 17 near Pigeon Street in Rockland. At that location a single vehicle collision had taken place where the driver lost control and damaged nine guide rail posts along the highway. The officers investigated the collision and it was determined that an offence had been committed. Carole Serrurier, 38 years old of Rockland, was issued a provincial offence notice for the following infraction: Careless Driving. If you have any information about any of these matters call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 6322729. Persons giving tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call display. Your call will stay anonymous and your presence will not be needed in court. Tips can also be sent via text messages and e-mail. For information visit National Capital Crime Stoppers’ website at

GPR and I hope to work closely with her in the next election campaign,” says Sabourin. “The GPR needs leadership that will bring development. A development that will deliver results that are important to citizens. This summer, I will be attending festivals in our community to meet and listen to the needs that you want addressed for a better community. “ concluded Sabourin

MP Pierre Lemieux, right, presented one of the last Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals to Vars resident Ivan Tanner on July 1. Tanner received his medal in recognition of his strong leadership and selfless participation within the Vars community. One of Tanner’s many accomplishments was the rebuilding and rededication of the Vars Cenotaph, to honour Vars residents who have fallen in battle.



before reaching its current status as a weekly. For the past few years, Villager editorial and advertising staff have of worked inside the same Etcetera Publications base of operations at 7 King Street, Chesterville. In large measure, the upcoming integration on paper reflects the reality of a combined operation anyway — but with even greater value for readers and advertisers.

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Ecocentre Continued from the front The United Counties of Prescott and Russell plans to contribute one third of the cost, which will be repaid in 10 years through the lease to the PREA. The County will seek funding support from provincial and federal funding contributions, as well as corporate sponsors. The main building will accommodate a dining facility and storage. Total proposed square footage of the main building is 17,800 square feet and will include two, 250-person conference rooms, a dining area and commercial kitchen as well as administrative offices. “The ecoLarose Centre will serve as an active leader in the preservation, education and protection of the Larose Forest,” explained René P. Berthiaume, Warden of the UCPR. In addition, the centre will have bioenergy components related to its plant and

property, as well as have 20 two-cabin units providing a total of 40  cabins. Each cabin will be 300 square feet with a maximum capacity of five guests, providing a total of 12,000 square feet. Denis O’Grady, CAO of the South Nation River Conservation Authority said “I see this Centre becoming one of the prominent centres for Outdoor Education in the Province. There is nothing like it in Eastern Ontario, and the bilingual nature of the programming will draw students from across the province, Quebec, and other areas to learn about nature in a magnificent natural setting.” In the presentation, the counties stated “The ecoLarose Centre will offer opportunities in entrepreneurship, education, ecotourism, and recreation and will be associated with the Canadian Ecology Centre (CEC) based in Mattawa and (PREA) at the centre

July Lions Calendar winners $50– Nicole Lapier, Kevin Saulis, Kent Thompson, Donna Kiriakis, Terry O’Reilley, Caitlyn McLaren, Bruce Spencer Dylan Arnone and $100– Tony Boulay.

will provide the relaxed but active atmosphere that is essential to creative thinking. Incorporating ecological values within entrepreneurial programming will also contribute to the devel-

opment of the regional economic clusters that emphasize bioenergy, green industries and eco-tourism.” The plan is to have ecoLarose Centre fully built by summer, 2014.

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Agri-Food Network meets at Navan winery Pamela Pearson Villager Editor NAVAN — The Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network (EOAN), based out of L’Orignal, held its Second Annual General Meeting at Navan’s Domaine Perrault Winery on June 13. EOAN President Carole Lavigne called the meeting to order shortly after 11 a.m in the garden setting, proudly speaking of the increased numbers in membership, which has, in the past year, doubled to 84. Lavigne highlighted a few of the past years activities and projects, after the minutes and finances had been taken of and introduced new EOAN Coordinator Dana Kittle. The Waterloo Region Food Charter was introduced, in which the EOAN board of directors support in regards to their Food System Roundtable — a belief in “fair environmental, sustainable living that

is economically profitable to rural and urban communities alike,” stated Lavigne. The President also spoke of the upcoming 4th Annual Foire Gormande, a major project of the network that takes place in Outaouais from Aug. 23 to Aug, 25. Glengarry-PrescottRussell Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture and AgriFood Pierre Lemieux announced on June 7 that through the PrescottRussell Community Development Corporation (PRCDC), within the Eastern Ontario Development Program (FedDev). The festival was to be the recipient of   $15,000 to help cover the costs of marketing and promoting. “I am a strong supporter of the Foire Gourmande and of our local food producers,” stated Lemieux. “It is a

wonderful event that showcases regional products from both sides of the Ottawa River and allows participants to attend cooking demonstrations led by experienced and recognized chefs. I am glad that federal funding will help it be promoted and advertised across our region.” Lavigne was present at the announcement and stated “The Foire Gourmande really shows the best of the best in agriculture and culinary skills of the region, and draws a large participation of local residents and visitors.” Kittle then took the table to announce the launch of the EOAN’s Regional Food Map of the Five Counties of Stormont-DundasGlengarry and PrescottRussell. In the past year, the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) have been taking steps to create a plan that will sup-

Emerald ash borer making its way east Lois Ann Baker Staff Writer SD&G – The dreaded Emerald ash borer has made its way east and has settled in parts of Eastern Ontario. The borer was first discovered in Essex County in Southwestern Ontario in 2002. Since then it has travelled east and

infestations have been found in Ottawa in 2008, Leeds & Grenville counties in 2010, GlengarryPrescott-Russell county in 2011 and now StormontDundas-Glengarry, specifically South Mountain and the City of Cornwall. Jim Hendry, a forester with South Nation

Conservation addressed the South Stormont Township Council at the last council meeting held June 26 to advise them of the impending infestation. The EAB is a small metallic green beetle that bores into every species of ash tree, destroying the tree completely. It is immune to

port, promote and enhance the rich culture found in communities across the region. This local food map does just that, but has partnered with the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

(UCSD&G) to include a comprehensive listing of local food producers, farmer’s markets, cooperatives, and outlets selling local food throughout the five counties. It also includes listings of food

events, festivals and agricultural fairs. An online interactive map is also in development and both will be provided free of charge to all residents in SDGPR. Continued on page 9

The Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network held its Second Annual General Meeting at Navan’s Domaine Perrault Winery on Thurs. June 20. Network members surrounding the lunch table of locally produced products, from left, are Stephane Jeaurond, owner of Marche Lacroix Grocery in Hawkesbury, Jennifer Cuillerier from Healthy Eating For Better Living School program, EOAN President Carole Lavigne, EOAN Coordinator Dana Kittle, Simon Duran - Executive Director of Union des Cultivateurs Franco-Ontariens, EOAN Treasurer and owner of L’Orignal Packing Ltd, Christine Bonneau-O’Neill and Marie Goubau from La Gantoise Inc., in Lefaivre, whose farm breeds the Belgian Blue Beef cattle which will be part of the network’s upcoming Eastern Ontario Meat Project. PJ Pearson Photo

insecticides and the mortality rate is 100 per cent. The borer is considered an invasive pest as it is not native to Canada, but originated in Asia where it is considered a minor pest as other insects and animals feed on the beetle. The adult borer feeds on leaves from the end of April until the end of July and the larvae feeds on the wood of the plant yearround. The biggest concerns about the beetle is that it

attacks all native ash, it is easily spread and has no native resistance. The beetle is usually spread by humans through the movement of firewood and has no natural enemies or predators. The beetle does not care what size the tree is, if it is an ash, it will attack it. The beetle will cause huge cracks in the bark of the ash tree, usually the first sign of an infestation. Woodlot owners would also notice branching of the tree, indicating the tree is

under stress. Once the bark is peeled back, channels are revealed beneath the bark. When finished with the larvae stage and emerge as adults, they will cut a small D shaped hole in the tree. It’s the only bug that cuts that shape as most cut either a round or oval hole. It is also the only bug that creates serpentine channels in the wood. It’s that channelling that destroys the bark on the trees. Continued on page 7

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CASTORCountry EDITORIAL One word: Martinique! By Tom Van Dusen

When people hear the name Martinique, they tend to think about the vacation destination. In fact, when you Google, the first result is “Best Caribbean Islands, Caribbean Tourism.” So why was this reporter searching for Martinique? To find out which region handed our National Men’s Soccer Team a 1-nil loss on July 7 in the Gold Cup. That’s right, a country with 412,305 people, as of 2012, well actually a region of France, defeated the more than 33-million of us at a sport in which we have 850,000 people playing! To put the size of Martinique into perspective, there are 10 Canadian cities that have more people, and the closest in size is Kitchener. The size of Martinique is 1,128 km, Canada 9,984,670 km. The Gold Cup is a soccer competition that sees countries from North America, Central America and the Caribbean compete for the prize. Canada, the United States and Mexico all automatically get berths into the competition. Central America, five, and the Caribbean, four, hold qualifying events for their representatives. Canada has been part of the Gold Cup 11 out of the 12 years (they withdrew in 1998) it has been held. Canada is also the only country, other than the U.S or Mexico, to win the cup (2000) in what may have been this nation’s top moment in soccer. So what happened? Canada is nowhere near a soccer power but surely a country ranked 88th in the world should be able to beat the 104th ranked region. The problem lies in our own system. It is not our players or coaches or anyone who puts on a kit to play for Canada, they are doing the best they can with the tools they have been provided with. The issue is that we do not have a system in place that provides the best opportunities for young players to progress. We encourage our young athletes to play hockey because it is the Canadian game. But sometimes that comes at the expense of other sports in the country. A system needs to be put in place, and it can be if you look at our hockey model, where players can play high levels of soccer and progress. A good start is the fact that there are now three Major League Soccer teams in Canada. Youth can see Canadian players thrive on a professional scene in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Yet Soccer Canada wanted to go in a new direction with the program, for the Gold Cup, with younger players and leaving very good players like Patrice Bernier and Dwayne DeRosario off the team, citing them as too old. The system needs to be uprooted from the bottom. Focus on fundamentals and develop players. Using a combination of young players and older ones, Canada will be able to field their best possible team and earn their best possible results. Only then can we start to grow the game and compete on the global scale where we should be. Darren Matte

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Horsing around

We drove over to the racetrack and tied on the feed bag Sunday night. And I don’t mean we fed the horses. We fed ourselves and we did it fine style. Overfed is a more apt description. It took quite awhile to process the load I piled on and chowed down from the Rideau Carleton buffet table, one of the best dinner deals around. Let’s just say there was no way I was having breakfast Monday morning, and that’s my favourite meal. We couldn’t have fed the horses even if we’d wanted to. They were too busy running around in circles outside the enclosed RC stands, spraying mud from the wet track far and wide. The further back a horse and sulky landed in the pack, the greater was the coat of muck the driver ended up wearing. The one time I cast a fivedollar bet, my pick was swamped. It would have taken DNA testing to identify that driver before he got cleaned up. But it’s all a lot of fun, especially the eating part. For those who haven’t been, the Raceway & Slots is only a 15-20 minute jaunt from the MetcalfeRussell area. I don’t imagine there are many from around here who haven’t tried it. It seems I saw half the neighbourhood over there on Sunday, including a clutch of well-fed representatives from the Russell Agricultural Society, presenters of the annual Russell Fair. They were on hand with members of other societies from across Eastern Ontario as part of a fundraising event to collect the cash needed to host the annual convention of the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions (CAFE) to be held in Ottawa Nov. 2223. I was there on the same ticket, representing with some of my colleagues

the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association that contributed $1,000 to the CAFÉ cause, earning a clutch of passes to the big buffet event. Can I take a few lines to describe the spread to you? There’s soup and salads galore, and potatoes, vegetables, white fish in a delectable sauce, roast pork and beef, and ribs, shrimp sautéed in garlic butter, and assorted nibbles including egg rolls. Staggering over to the dessert table, there are all kinds of cakes, cookies, butter tarts, brownies and ice cream for custom sundaes. We noticed one big lad with a five-scoop sundae. No, it wasn’t me and I’m pleased to say he wasn’t among my party. After we were done feeding, we tottered off to the slots and fed them with a $5 voucher that came as part of the evening. Win or lose, the slots aren’t my favourite occupation. They’re just too damn boring, what with pressing assorted buttons or even pulling the old-fashioned crank with which some of them are still equipped. But it’s all fun, just being in that bright-light, movie set atmosphere of over-indulgence for a little while, packing away too much food, playing the horses and the slots, just like some big-time Las Vegas dandy. It would be a shame to lose it all, something that has been a real risk since two things occurred: The race purses were cut and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. determined that Ottawa qualified for a full-blown casino and that it didn’t have to be at Rideau Carleton. Reaction was instantaneous, from horse people, some politicians, RC management, and general fans of the facility: If the slots were transferred to a new casino at another location, the RC complex would shrivel up and col-

lapse, they warned. Even now, since Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, after much hedging his bets, publicly put his money on Rideau Carleton as the only logical casino location, uncertainty remains. The most prominent item one sees upon entering the facility, as I saw Sunday, is a petition seeking support in saving the track by keeping a casino out of downtown and directing it to RC that already has the infrastructure in place to support it. In other words, why re-invent the roulette wheel. Actually, there’s no roulette wheel at RC and I guess that’s what a casino would bring to the show, along with several other money-grabbing games of chance. Watson’s belated backing of RC stirred up a formidable foe, none other than Alfie-less Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk who has accused the city of sole-sourcing on the issue. Melnyk claims he’s been working on a bid for a casino out at what’s now called Canadian Tire Place and doesn’t appreciate being shut out. Do we really need to move all the tourism-generating, job-creating attractions out to Kanata? Isn’t the existing facility there hosting Senators games and concerts featuring the likes of Paul McCartney enough? Can’t we keep a piece of the pie – literally – in the southeast sector of the city and continue to create jobs and opportunities at this end, while saving the regional horse industry? Is that too much to ask?

Thanks for the gift of life The Editor: Last night was an extremely hot night in Russell but inside the building people were enjoying the cool effects when they lined up for the bi-annual Blood Donor Clinic at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. The clinic hours were from 4:30 and ran until 8:30 p.m. but the staff of the Red Cross did have problems when their computers went down. This held up the collection for over half an hour. We do thank all the people that showed up even though not all were able to

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stay and give the gift of life. We had a steady flow all evening with 109 persons wishing to donate. Because of the breakdown six people had to leave without being able to donate. We collected 81 pints and had seven first time donors as well as 16 deferrals. We are very pleased with the result, especially on such a hot night and many people away on holidays. The Blood Services once again thanked the community for

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their excellent way of showing that we care. As always the Russell Village Women’s Institute ladies, who have been organizing this clinic for over 30 years, would like to thank the various people, as well as groups, that help to make the clinic a huge success: St. Thomas Aquinas High School for the use of their premises, Cochrane’s Dairy, Giant Tiger and Pronto for the supplies of cookies and

drinks that they donated, the Lions Club and Arena staff for the signage as well as The Villager for their excellent advertising. We know that we could count on the dedicated blood donors to come and give the gift of life every time we have a clinic. We appreciate all who helped out in any way to help save lives. We look forward to seeing you at the next clinic in Russell in January of 2014. Thanks again, Cherry Bekkers Chairperson

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Osgoode Township High School Panthers graduating class of 2013

Graduates and Awards

Mauve Patterson (Dr. Eric Samuels Award, Double Blue Honour Society, Ontario Scholar, French Immersion Certificate), Kayla Charette (Royal Canadian Legion Bursary OTHS Art Award, Metcalfe Agricultural Society Volunteer Award, Double Blue Honour Society, French Immersion Certificate, Ontario Scholar), Ryan Frizzell (Osgoode Ward Prize), Akin Ozturk (Metcalfe Family Dental Centre Award, Jeff Esau Memorial Award, Ontario Scholar, Double Blue Honour Society), Raegan Anderson (Royal Canadian Legion Bursary, Murray Munro Memorial Bursary, Double Blue Honour Society, French Immersion Certificate, Ontario Scholar) and Heather Maxwell (Osgoode Ward Prize, Double Blue Honour Society, Ontario Scholar, French Immersion Certificate). Missing is Melissa De La Santos (Royal Canadian Legion Bursary, Double Blue Honour Society, Ontario Scholar).

METCALFE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; One hundred and thirty four students graduated from the Osgoode Township High School on June 28. Of these 50 attained an average of 80 per cent graduating with Double Blue Honours, 29 graduated with French Immersion certificates, 55 Ontario Scholars and eight Awards Excellence Silver of Medals. Dakota Sinclair, Patrick Desjardin, Tyler Phillipe,

Darrenn Bracken, Tanner Dozois, Stewart MacVicar, Dustin McNeely, Dylan Oberlander and James Thompson graduated with Technical Certificates and John Buchan with a Business Certificate, and the Kenmore Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute award for Grade 12 History. Graduates from the Specialist High Skills Major program included Alexander Clark, Courtney Heeny, Brooke Lawrence

and Sara-Dawn Rushton. The Governor Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academic Award was awarded to Devon Docksteader who graduated with the highest average; The Principal Student Leadership Award recipients was Jessica Armstrong and the Principalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shield award was presented to Colin Cummings. A reception with family, friends, teachers and staff, followed the commencement.

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Allison Shaver (Award Of Excellence Silver Medal), Victoria Richard (Award Of Excellence Silver Medal), Jessica Armstrong (Principalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award For Student Leadership, Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion General Proficiency Award, Twiname True Sports Awards, Double Blue Honour Society, French Immersion Certificate, Ontario Scholar, Award Of Excellence Silver Medal), Courtney Heeney (OTHS Band Booster Award, Ontario Scholar, Double Blue Honour Society), Kaila Holmes (Staff â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cap And Gownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Award, Ontario Scholar, Award Of Excellence Silver Medal, Double Blue Honour Society), Tess Hergel (Russell Rockets Basketball Brooke Lawrence (Vernonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute Award, Double Blue Bursary Award, French Immersion Certificate), Darby Thatcher (Russell Honour Society), Craig Waddell (Michael Chinkiwsky Memorial Award, Rockets Basketball Bursary Award, Osgoode Township High School OTHS Technical Excellence Award, Osgoode Township High School Alumni Award, Double Blue Honour Society, Ontario Scholar). Alumni Award, Double Blue Honour Society, Ontario Scholar), Stuart Leslie (Royal Canadian Legion Bursary, OTHS Technological Design Certificate, Ontario Scholar), Alex Kunkel (David Conn Memorial Award, Ontario Scholar, Double Blue Honour Society, French EMBRUN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Welch, Mitchell Parrott, McIntyre, Teehana Seguin, Immersion Certificate), Mitchell Clarke (OTHS Transportation Technology Certificate, Solutions: Success For Life Award, Double Cambridge Public Grade 6 Brandon Townsend, Eve Simon Picard, Connor Sebastien Blue Honour Society, Ontario Scholar), Skye Wolff  (Trustees Prize, students celebrated their Lanthier, Meghan Baines, Johanson, graduation on June 21. Jenna Kerr, Madison Larvivee, Joshua Wolfe, Double Blue Honour Society), Kelsey Curtis (OTHS Media Production Graduates included Frank Thurlow, Shelby Stewart, Patrick Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor, and Certificate, OTHS Skill Builder Award, Double Blue Honour Society, Gabriel, Ivan Schellenberg, Ali Leblanc, Jenna Carter Barrick. French Immersion Certificate, Award Excellence Silver Medal, Ontario Jeremy Barkley, Cahan Scholar).

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In Loving Memory Of Our Dear Son Griffith, Ronald Charles December 29, 1959 - July 12, 2009 We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need a special day, To bring you to our minds. The days we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think of you, Are very hard to find. Each morning when we wake, We know that you are gone. And no one knows the heartache, As we try to carry on. Our hearts still ache with sadness, And secret tears will flow. What it meant to lose you, No one will ever know. Our thoughts are always with you. Dear Ron, Your place no one can fill. In life we loved you dearly. In death we love you still. Forever in our hearts.

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Emerald ash borer Continued from page 3 “This is not the time to have a mass clear cut of ash trees,” said Hendry, “For one thing, you will flood the market and drive the price down. It has also been discovered here, it is not yet an epidemic.” Hendry said the thing that can be done include thinning ash patches out, removing the poorer trees and leaving the healthier ones. He suggests replacing the trees with non-ash trees. “Doing that is just basically good forest management and what you are doing is reducing the risk of a catastrophic attack on the woodlot,” said Hendry. “Good

management helps promote a good woodlot.” Hendry said he felt that time was still on our side, and there is a lot of work being done to find insects and parasites from Asia that could be introduced into this area. As for urban areas that can be affected by the beetle, Hendry said there were steps that could be taken by the counties. The first thing would be to inform the public about this pest. Secondly, staff should be trained to recognize the beetle. An inventory and condition assessment should be done on all ash

Kin Club continues to reap in the awards Russell Kin Club continued its winning ways as the club and its members were awarded another six (6) District Awards at Kin Canada’s District 6 Convention, held in Val d’Or, Quebec on June 8. The Kin Club of Russell was also recognized for submitting 12 of the District’s 13 Diane Rogers Kin Pride Award submissions, which will be judged at the upcoming Kin Canada national convention held in St. John’s, Newfoundland in August. The upstart Kin Club of Russell won the District Service Award for its work with Kaiden’s Care Kits and

the Aviva Community Fund (winning Challenge the Ottawa $35,000); Convention Award, Costume Award, Skit Award directed by Kin Bill McInnis; and was runner up in the Noel Kerr District Cystic Fibrosis Award for its donation of $31,158 towards cystic fibrosis research. Russell Kin Club President Doug Anthony won both the District public speaking competition and the quill (writing and composition) awards and will represent District 6, compromising of Quebec and south eastern Ontario at the national convention in St. John’s later this year.

trees and staff should be aware of the scale of the task of removing and replacing the trees. Hendry also suggested to diversify urban trees by planting non-ash species. Hendry said it should be noted that the ash is the most dominant tree in our forests. The biggest problem with an infestation of ash borer is that once a tree has these beetles, it is already too late and the tree must be destroyed. It is also very difficult to catch an infestation as many of the initial symptoms are also symptoms of other issues. Hot weather in March could cause cracks in the bark, branching can be caused by the draught this area had last summer.

“By the time you see all those signs and symptoms, it’s a goner and the tree has to be removed,” Hendry said. The best way to dispose of the damaged tree is by burning the wood. If that is not feasible, then it must be chipped into pieces no bigger than 2.5 centimetres. Hendry said there was a systemic insecticide on the market that will protect the ash trees, however it is quite expensive and very new to the market and it has to be applied every two years. Hendry recommended that it be used on very large healthy trees, or ones with historical significance. “Because it is an invasive species, the federal agency has jurisdiction,” said

Hendry, “In terms of quarantine, it (the beetle) is in the area and in short order they will classify the area as a regulated area and then they will step back. They will help in terms of training, they will

help in terms of information, but in terms of on the ground actions, it’s either the landowner or the municipality. I’m not aware of any financial assistance to help with that.”

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Using the beautiful game to help in development of African community Darren Matte Villager Sports RUSSELL— Her name has appeared regularly in our sports pages for her feats on the soccer pitch, but now Russell’s Brittany Neale is making headlines for another reason. Neale was recently awarded an internship with Grassroots Soccer (GRS), a s p o r t - f o r- d e v e l o p m e n t agency, that will see her spend the next year in South Africa using the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize youth to stay HIV/AIDS free. “Most people are inspired by something they hear, but I actually just Googled this,” recalled Neale. “I wanted to gain experience before perusing a Master’s degree and figured an internship would be a great opportunity. It was pure luck, I typed what I was looking for into Google and Grassroots Soccer popped up. It was a perfect fit because of my love for soccer.” Neale, 23-years-old, has been a resident of Russell for 19 years. She graduated from Russell High in 2008, and recently graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Development and Globalization degree. She has been an active participant in the Russell Soccer Club for 14 years as a player, currently playing with the Women’s WR1 (A) team, coach, and referee. Originally, Neale came across the internship two years ago, but revisited it in

the fall of 2012. She applied in November, but didn’t hear back until February 2013. After a couple of rounds of interviews, she was selected as one of the 21 participants and the only one from Canada. “I really liked the openness of the program and the coordinator David Harrison. They were open to questions and feedback and it was something different than some programs I had been a part of before.” This will not be the first time Neale has travelled overseas for a project. In 2011, she did a joint, two-month field research program in Kenya and Tanzania. The next year, she spent two months in India. “While in Kenya I saw kids playing sports and was able to interact with them through sport. I actually learned a lot through the interaction and, while in India, I used sport to relate what I was teaching to the kids. With GRS, their motto is that soccer is a universal language and it is something I have experienced first hand.” Currently, GRS has over 590,000 program graduates and has launched soccerbased development initiatives with over 40 governments, corporations, and civil society partners in 23 countries worldwide. The program’s orientation begins on July 31 in New Hampshire. The first couple of days the participants will take the time to get to know one another and learn the soccer curriculum that will be

taught. After they will get a backgrounder course on the area, current development initiatives and what to expect. On Aug. 4, Neale leaves from Boston and flies to South Africa. She will be working in a suburb of Johannesburg called Alexandra and living in Parktown. Aspects of the internship will include supporting local programs to deliver effective interventions, organizing HIV counselling and testing events, managing finances, and collecting, monitoring and evaluating data. “Soccer may not be your typical tool in development, yet sport is beginning to make a lasting impact on mainstream development discourse. Essentially, GRS’s programs are designed in such a way as to appeal to and make a lasting impact on the youth demographic by using Social Learning Theory. In other words, three education principles are taken into account: kids learn best from the people they respect, learning is not a spectator sport, and it takes a village,” said Neale. It is learning that Neale herself hopes she can take away from the experience. “You can only learn so much in a classroom and I want to actually experience it. I am going to find out what I can give. It is something you never know until you test your limits. I am also excited to learn about South Africa. It will be a neat country to experience, especially with their

history. During Christmas we get a bit of a break and I hope to visit some unique areas in the region as well.” Neale does admit that this will be much longer than any other program she has been a part of and realizes that it will not be easy to be away from home. Still, she is confident in persuing the opportunity. “I know the first three months will be the worst. I am bound to get homesick, I know that, but my family has been very supportive. My parents taught me from a young age that learning is about getting to new places and experiencing things. My parents are going to come visit in March and my sister in January. I also have the GRS family who have been very welcoming.” Neale has support from her

family, but says she has also received support from the community. Although GRS will be looking after all workrelated expenses, Neale is expected to raise approximately $10,000 to underwrite personal expenses for the year. This includes airfare to and from South Africa, medications, required visas, insurance, immunizations, and food. So far, she has been saving money and has a big fundraiser coming up. On July 18, she is hosting “Giddy up for Grassroots Soccer” at the Rideau Carleton Raceway, an idea that was proposed to her by her friend Erica Carson, another Russell resident who had done similar fundraising with the racetrack in the past. A $40 ticket includes an allyou-can-eat buffet, spectator’s

Or call 1-866-307-3541 Fax: 613-448-3260 view of the races, a free race program, free valet parking and coat check, a $5 voucher in SLOTS tokens, and a horse bet. The event begins at 6 p.m. and tickets can be purchased by contacting Neale at 613277-5116 or by email at In terms of future goals, Neale says she does plan to do a Master’s degree and then hopes to work for a sport/development organization. She hopes to tie her experiences in with the Russell community and spread the word about the GRS program, not only locally but in Canada. For now, her sights are firmly set on the program as she counts down the days until she arrives in South Africa.

Russell’s Brittany Neale will embark later this month for South Africa to participate in the Grassroots Soccer program. Neale will be part of a one-year internship that will combine soccer with development programs for the community of Alexandra, a suburb of Johannesburg. Matte photo

Canada Day Volleyball Winners

There were 10 teams participating in the 2013 Russell Canada Day Volleyball tournament. Although the Minor Niner’s gave a great fight, the B Side Winners winning teams from the tournament, organized by the Russell Agricultural On the B side, it was the Demi Gods who won the title. Front: Devon Society and the Russell Lions were the Moose Knuckles, who successfully Rothenberger; back, from left: Logan Rothenberger, Michaela Abbott, Adam defended their 2012 title. Front, from left: Sarah Dooley, Ashley Nicholls; Hubers, Ashley Horey, Aaron Paulin and Kayla Rothenberger. Courtesy photos back: Chris Koopman, Kevin DeBoer, Mike Cochrane and Jeff Lewis.

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Russell Red Nexx win 2013 Spring Ball title RUSSELL— The Russell Red Nexx spring baseball team had a strong regular season and followed it up with a solid playoff run to capture the 2013 District 6 Senior Spring League Championship in the Carleton-Russell Little League. During the 12-game regular season, the team lost only three games, winning six and tying another three to finish in third place with 15 points. The team began the playoffs with an 8-6 win over the Greely Hawks on June 13. Jesse Lavictoire and Nathan Bols each threw 58 pitches in the win for Russell. Up next, June 20, the team took on their town rivals, Russell 2. Lavictoire earned the win on the mound in a 4-0 victory. In the semi-final round,

June 24, the Red Nexx won 7-6 over Glebe, first place from the regular season, after coming back from a 63 deficit in the final inning. After their bats gave them the lead, Russell buckled down defensively forcing a ground out, fly out and strike out, by Mack Lewis, to sit down the side and hang on for the win. In the championship game, June 26, Russell faced the Orleans Tigers. The Red Nexx got the offense and solid pitching as they took the win 13-5 and earned the league title. The Red Nexx team was made up of 10 players: Brady Tanner, Jacob Adamczyk, Shane Lefebvre, Cameron Gallant, Jesse Lavictoire, Nathan Bols, Mackenzie Lewis, Josh Clement, Josh Casey and Josh Salaj.

Spring Champs!

The Russell Red Nexx were the 2013 District 6 Senior Spring Baseball League champions in the Carleton-Russell Little League. The team after their win. Front, from left: Mackenzie Lewis, Nathan Bols, Jacob Adamczyk; middle: Jesse Lavictoire, Josh Salaj, Cameron Gallant, Brady Tanner; back: Head Coach Paul Lavictoire, Asst. Coach Dylan Arnone, Josh Clement, Josh Casey, Shane Lefebvre and Asst. Coach Frank Bols. Photo Courtesy Kelly Lavictoire

Russell Raiders OT7 lose tough one to Internationals John Hilborn Special to the Villager OT7 Last week the Russell Raiders OT7 had a rough start to the long weekend on June 28 as they played the Ottawa Internationals and were defeated 5-0. The soggy day that preceded the game hampered play with puddles having formed on the pitch, but the break in the weather come the evening ensured that the game would go on. The Raiders were on their heels as possession of the ball was dominated by the Ottawa team. Early mistakes by the Raiders saw them down two goals to none in the first 10 minutes Despite the early hole they found themselves in, the game began to shift with Russell pushing back against the Internationals with strong play from the midfield as well as their utilization of the wings to move the ball up and down the pitch. The Internationals scored in the 31st minute with a rebounded shot off a corner kick that just made it over glove of the goalkeeper, and just under the bar, and in the 33rd minute with a chipped shot over the keeper and it was 4-0 at half. Coming into the second half, the Raiders found their stride and gave the Internationals something to worry about, However the team wasn’t able to convert on their chances. In the 84th minute Ottawa buried the

final goal of the match. The Russell Raiders never-saydie attitude is what kept them in this game, despite the lopsided score line. They gave a stronger Ottawa side a lot to worry about but still took the loss. With this loss behind them, the team looked to snap their two-game slide on July 5 when they returned home to Russell to take on the Soccer Chelsea Lions. However it was Chelsea spoiling the home game for the Raiders by beating them 4-1. Les Robinson scored the lone goal in the loss for the Raiders. Russell finds themselves in seventh place in the standings with a record of 2-0-5. This week they are back in Russell to play host to the Nepean Hotspurs Phoenix beginning at 7 p.m.

MR3 and MR6 win MR6 The Russell Raiders MR6 made it three games in a row without a loss thanks to a 4-1 win on July 3 in Russell against Carleton Place. Sam VanDussen and Anthony Parravano each netted a pair for the Raiders in the win. With the win, the Raiders improved to seventh in the standings with a record of 3-1-2. This week, July 10, the team is back in Russell to take on the top team in the league, the

Arnprior Spurs. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m. MR3 It was a big win for the MR3 Russell Raiders who snapped their two game losing streak with a 7-3 victory over the OSU Rangers on July 3 in Ottawa. Devon Hakvoort and Michael Cooney each scored a pair of goals, Phillip Proper, Patrick McCaig and Luc Geerts netted the others. The win helped the Raiders remain in a three-way tie for the division lead with 15 points. The Raiders’ record is currently 5-0-2. This week, July 10, they visit North Dundas in Mountain. OT3 After earning their first win of the season on June 21, the OT3 Raiders fell 3-0 on July 5 to OSU in Manotick. The Raiders (1-05) sit in 14th place in their league table and are clinging to their two-point lead on the 15th place team to avoid the relegation spots. This week, July 12, they are in Ottawa looking for another win against Croatian Jadran. WR1 (A) and (B) Both WR1 teams had the week off this past week, July 1. They resumed play on July 8 with the WR1 (B) team in Gloucester to take on the Hornets and the WR1 (A) in Russell against the Ottawa Raiders. Next week, July 15, the Raiders (A) are in Gloucester to take on the Hornets and the Raiders (B) are in Russell to host Cumberland at 6:30 p.m.

Les Robinson heads this ball away for the Russell Raiders OT7 team in their match on June 28 against the Ottawa Internationals in Ottawa. The Raiders battled a strong opponent and the elements but took a 5-0 loss. The following week, July 5, Robinson was the lone goal scorer in their 4-1 loss to the Soccer Chelsea Lions in Russell. Hilborn Photo

Sam VanDussen had a great game for the Russell Raiders MR6 team on July 3 picking up a pair of goals in their 4-1 win. Matte photo

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$4,000 donation for help with exchange program At the Retired Teachers of Ontario District 32 Spring Luncheon, held on June 17 at the Outaouais Golf Club in Rockland, Leo Normandeau, President of the Retired Teachers of Ontario and Caroll Carkner, President of RTO District 32 present Shelly Corlyon, Principal of Russell High School, (middle), with a cheque in support of the school’s SEVEC program. Missing from photo are Ann Cloutier and Ann Greenfield. Submitted photo

Retired teachers help students RUSSELL — The Retired Teachers of District Prescott-Russell, 32 presented Shelly Corlyon, Principal of Russell High School, a cheque for $4,000 to help with the SEVEC Exchange Cultural Program. Grade 9 students from both Russell High School and Cranbrook High School in B.C. participate in the yearly exchange. Two members of District 32, Ann Cloutier and Ann Greenfield prepared and sent in the application to the Project - Services to Others Committee, which was approved therefore allowing the RTO to provide the funds to the

District for this exchange. The funds help cover some of the costs of providing this opportunity for the students. While Cranbrook students were visiting the area, two retired teachers also worked on the organization of events, assisted with fundraising initiatives and attended many of the events organized. Corlyon attended a recent luncheon hosted, on June 17, by the District 32 members and was most appreciative of the work the organization does, thanked the group for the donation and for taking a keen interest in the students.


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