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Bike path to get new alignment P amel a P ears o n Villager Staff EMBRUN - At a Special Council Meeting held at the beginning of June, Russell Township's Interim Public Works, Parks and Recreation Director Jeremie Bouchard asked council to approve redesigned bike-trail crossing points, to better fit with a proposed roundabout at St-Guillaume Road and Notre Dame Street in Embrun. Though required, the trail overhaul -- approximately $42,000 -- was not included in the United Counties of Prescott and Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roundabout budget. Two options were presented to the administration by engineers with the Ainley Group. The second realignment will â&#x20AC;&#x153;provide a great level of safety and being accessible for all users of the bike path and permit the opportunity to complete a future connection with the existing sidewalk system along Notre-Dame St.â&#x20AC;? stated Bouchard in the report. Another approved rec-

ommendation requested the construction of a new municipal roadway within the existing allowance adjacent to Sears outlet and that the financing be taken from the Development Charges reserve funds of the future recreational development to be located behind Embrun Ford and Sears Outletâ&#x20AC;? Ainley's first suggested option was the improvement of pedestrian crossings at St Guillaume and Notre Dame by including â&#x20AC;&#x153;angled crossings, a 3.0 raised central pedestrian refuge area, improved lit signage, etc. It will provide for a degree of improved pedestrian and cyclist safety at both the Notre Dame and St. Guillaume pathway crossings. However, due to the fact that these crossings are located away from the regulated roadway intersections pedestrians must necessarily find gaps in traffic in order to traverse the roadway lanes.â&#x20AC;?

Dog days of summer

On July 16 Diego, the dog, trying to beat the heat on his evening walk, stopped by the doggie watering hole created by Oliver and Abby Batchilder in front of their home on Castor Street in Russell. PJ Pearson photo

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Region enters Level Two drought conditions Pamel a Pears on Villager Staff Under a Level II Low Water Condition, watershed residents, businesses and industries throughout the South Nation Conservation

and Rideau Valley Conservation Authority are asked to reduce their water use by 20 per cent. Residents are encouraged to continue to use water wisely and apply water conser-

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Fire ban in effect

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Kiskis’s class, from Russell Public School examine their Victims of Violence Identification Kits provided by the Russell Lions Club to the three elementary schools in Russell prior to the end of the school year. The information package is an invaluable tool to teach and aid parents on how to talk their children on this topic. Courtesy photo

The fire services of Russell Township issued a burn ban last Friday which will remain in effect until further notice. Due to the extremely dry conditions the burn ban was deemed necessary to reduce the risk of wildfires and the possible damage to land, property and livestock. The weekend long wildfire in the Fallowfield / Moody Drive area of Ottawa is a prime example of the dangerous conditions that exist and why a burn ban was required. Because much of our surrounding area is agricultural land, the risk is even greater to the local farmers who are having enough problems with crops drying in the fields. A wildfire can spread extremely fast especially if there is wind to push it along. Fires like this pose a considerable risk not only to fields, but to barns and livestock because of the speed in which they spread. Farmers can help minimize their risk by keeping dry brush cleared from around their barns and other farm buildings, also special attention should be taken to make sure equipment such as tractors with hot surfaces such as tailpipes don’t

accidentally come in contact with dry brush. The general public also play a big part in reducing the risk from wildfires. The first way to help out is by paying attention to the burn ban and not having campfires or bonfires, even in store bought wire covered fire pits. All fires throw off embers and these embers can carry quite a distance and become a source of ignition. Smokers also have to pay attention by not throwing lit cigarettes from their vehicles, the sides of roads in the rural parts of the township are extremely dry and a lit cigarette can pose a real hazard. Another common problem is dragging tailpipes or metal from trailers that cause sparks, this can easily light up dry brush in many different locations as the vehicle travels down the road. Until we receive significant amounts of rain these conditions are likely to persist, so we need your help keeping the township safe from wildfires. If you do spot a fire or see smoke coming from what appears to be a smouldering fire please act quickly by calling 91-1, time is of the essence in the current conditions.

As part of the proposed roundabout, to be built at Notre Dame Street and St. Guilliame Road in Embrun, the current trail path, will be redesigned to better suit the safety of all users. The change could include a possible pedestrian extension between Embrun Ford and the Sears pickup location at 614 Notre Dame. PJPearson photo

Bike Path Continued from the front Option Two was the realignment of the pathway along the west side of the roundabout, if coming from Russell. This option would close the current crossing, just before Embrun Ford, and replace it with a new crossing on the far side of the dealership. It will approximately reside at the current location of the St. Guillaume off ramp. The ramp would be discontinued and used as only a trail, which would then cross Bay Street and reconnect with the current trail on the east side of St. Guillaume. Possible other extensions include a connection from

the trail down to the sidewalk by Subway restaurant. The administration successfully recommended the second option, as it would offer “pedestrians and cyclists a number of key benefits including: priority crossing status, as under Ontario Highway Traffic Act regulations motorists must yield to pedestrians at intersections; greatly reduced vehicle travel speeds (10 to 15 kph), preferred crossing angles, good crossing visibility.” Council approved it June 18. The next step, Bouchard says, is to go through presented tenders. From there, the two-phase building of the roundabout and trail path will “hopefully begin by summer's end.”

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The Castor River is down to a trickle as the region falls under a Level II Low Water Condition in the South Nation watershed area. The SNC has put out a warning that due to low water levels, exposed rocks in watercourses pose an additional hazard during recreational activities and ask for caution from those partaking. A row of yellow buoys has been deployed, by the SNC between the banks upriver from the low-headed weir, which has no visible structure above the water line to make upriver boaters aware of the approaching low water danger. PJ Pearson photo

Locals receive QE II medals On Wed., Jun 20, in Manotick, MPP Lisa MacLeod awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to Osgoode Ward residents Linda Wyman, Ron Dutfield, Lyn Presley, Al Proulx, Marguerite Rogers and longtime Metcalfe volunteer Doris Cooper who’s medal was accepted by her daughter Cheryl. Cooper, who died this past May, was recognized for her years of commitment and involvement in community events such as the Metcalfe Fair, Curling Club, St. Andrew’s United Church and the local recreation association. This new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada and creates a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. During the year of celebrations 60,000 deserving Canadians will be recognized.

On Wed., July 25, Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant crack will join with Ottawa-Orleans MPP Phil McNeely to host a ceremony for the recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in their ridings. Residents of G-P-R residents are encourage by MP Pierre Lemieux to submit their nominations for the medal before the approaching July 31 deadline. “I have been entrusted with a limited number of Queen Diamond Jubilee Medals to honour residents of Gl engarry-P res cot t Russell,” said Mr. Lemieux. “I strongly encourage the people of our riding to nominate people who have made significant contributions to their community and have shown a significant commitment to serving others.” Forms can be download from and information regarding the process can be addressed by contacting Mr. Lemieux’s Ottawa office at 613-992-0490 or

Calypso to welcome one millionth guest LIMOGES- Today, July 18, Calypso, Canada’s biggest and best theme waterpark, invited guests to be their millionth visitor since the park opened in 2010. Based on the waterpark’s projections, said guest should have passed through its turnstiles in the morning. Mr. Guy Drouin, President and CEO of Calypso Theme Waterpark, as well as his team, was gathered to congratulate the lucky guest and give him or her an unforgettable welcome.

Level 2 drought Conti nued from the front “A Level 2 Low Water Condition means a minor water supply problem has been detected,” states Lisa Migneault, SNC Resources Technician. The recent warm and dry conditions have decreased the streamflows throughout the watershed to approximately 30% of normal for this time of year. In response, SNC’s Water Response Team has upgraded the Condition. The SNC also puts out the warning that due to low water levels, exposed rocks in watercourses pose an additional hazard during recreational activities and ask for caution from those partaking.

Heroes in the Home The Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) third annual Heroes in the Homes Caregiver Recognition Award nominations are now open for members of the community to nominate a caregiver whose kindness and commitment has allowed someone facing the challenge of age, illness or disability to live a fuller life in the community. Family members, friends, community volunteers, personal support workers, case managers, nurses, therapists or other health care professionals are all eligible. The deadline for submission is September 14. In 2011, 135 people were honoured around the region, and the event has become an important public platform for raising awareness on vital issues related to caregivers. The Canadian Caregiver Coalition estimates that in terms of unpaid caregivers alone, approximately four million persons provide upwards of 80 per cent of the care needed by those with chronic conditions and approximately more than

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RUSSELL – Change is inevitable, and development is a form of change, or so it would seem in the eyes of many residents. But it is nothing new our community. While reading past issues of The Villager and its predecessor, development has been constant, not changing. For example, in the Fri., July 13, 1979 edition of The Castor Review, an announcement was made for breaking ground for the Church Street apartments; a mile long rut on Boundary was finally paved; architectural sketches of the new Bank of Nova Scotia building were made public; and the Marion gravel pit would now be supplying water to Embrun as their water is “murky”. Councillor Leo Provost stated that consideration was being given to a municipal water system to the Village of Russell, as the Ministry of Environment had determined there was enough water to supply both villages without a problem. With the opening of a new sewer system at the bank of the Castor, township created new sewage bylaws informing residents of their requirement to pay a $10 fee, supply their own plumber to hook up to the line, and to have the work done within the next 12 months. Is it so interesting that over 30 years later, as development is reaching another high, that infrastructure support is once again on the minds of township residents and council? For thousands of years, people have looked to profit from new developments. New real estate is just one development, industry is another (including intensive agriculture), but they bring hidden costs. Health care wait times have always been the sign of failing support for outpaced growth. Engineers have had to design systems to improve infrastructure, so that growing communities in a boom or bust can accommodate. These background systems are never over capacity for long, if anything they are chronically under capacity because just as soon as they are approved (technically or fiscally), a new development consumes the excess capacity. But there are other hidden costs besides technical services. While entrepreneurs and industry fill the void for doctors, dentists, child care, restaurants, bars, mechanics, and gas stations, volunteers fill the void for sports and clubs. But the community also needs to plan for traffic flow, policing, fire, parks, arenas, pools, community spaces, libraries, snow removal, and Township office space. And that is the short list. Each of these is just as important to the health of a community as clean water and sewers. So, recognizing development is constant, are we making sure the developers and our Township are ensuring that the right mix is being put in place? Are we making sure that we are not compounding a problem instead of investing in our community? Oh, and this writer noted in that same paper that resident Betty Hay retired after 27 years of teaching. But did she retire, or just switch to full time volunteering? One of many noted who are still active Pamela Pearson

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The buckwheat stop here These days when I lay me down to sleep and pray the Lord my soul to keep, my head is resting on a bag full of field crops. It’s actually just the waste portion of one particular crop, buckwheat hulls to be precise. No, I haven’t gone completely broke and moved into a barn. And I haven’t developed allergies to other materials used to stuff pillows. Apparently, my new choice in pillow stuffing is as healthy as it is trendy… not to mention pricey, at least by my standards: $49.99 for a fullblown pillow packing 5.5 pounds of hulls, $29.99 for a 3-pounder. Yes, it sounded wacky to me to when I first got wind of a family company based in Kanata called Buckwheat Pillow Canada which has sold 50,000 units over 14 years. How come I wasn’t aware of these brilliant marketers able to convince consumers they’d get the best sleep ever if they’d only snuggled up to hard hulls contained in a cotton case? I made some inquiries and company founder Irene Foley packed up and sent me a pillow through Canada Post, with easy pickup at the Russell office. Best of all… it was on the house. Inside the box was a nondescript, plain white pillow that seemed heavier than most. I could hardly wait to shove my flattened foam pillows out of the way to make room on the bed for my buckwheat beauty. Two weeks later, I’m still experimenting. At first, I thought the crunch would wake me up at night. Not at all, Foley maintains, and I have to agree. In fact, there’s very little snap, crackle and pop when my weary head settles into the crop-reliant pillow.

I have noticed a disconcerting rattle when the head first meets the buckwheat. That disappears quickly as you settle in. Perhaps the most interesting characteristics are that the husks distribute themselves to meet neck, head and shoulder contours, and the pillow is much softer than it has any right to be. I mean, there are hard shells in there! The company refers to its pillow contents as “fluffy” hulls cleaned through a process of screen sifting and vacuuming. Foley says most users report a much better sleep and reduction in head and neck pain. Who would have thought a farm crop waste product could be used in such a way? And who would have thought that buckwheat isn’t a grain but a fruit related to the rhubarb family? That’s what the company literature claims. Foley got the unorthodox idea after a friend brought a small buckwheatfilled pillow back from Japan and told her it was supposed to ease aches and pains. It did and Foley decided to create a home business. Now she’s president of BPC employing family members in what is a largely automated process of filling and sewing cases with up to 18,000 shells. Sales are mostly on the Internet. In addition to basic pillows, there are designs to fit La- Z-Boy chairs and neck pillows for air travel. The company is even diversifying into other crop waste, including a $19.99 hot/cold pack containing dried cherry pits. Foley used home-grown buckwheat when she started the business. The output is too high for that now and the shells arrive by tractor-trailer from

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open to anyone who isn’t already a member of another political party and it’s free to join. Unlike a membership, there’s no annual fee. Importantly, Supporters get to vote for the next leader of the party, likely in spring of 2013. The Supporter concept is also refreshingly big-picture in its thinking: You don’t have to buy into every detail in terms of policy and procedure; instead, you just have to believe in some core Liberal values. Wait a minute. Hold the phone. You mean I don’t have to sign my life away and pledge, Girl Guide-style, to uphold every Liberal “if,” “and” or “but,” as long as we both shall live? Well, that sounds refreshingly modern. Tell me more. We often get intimidated when asked to commit ourselves too deeply to something. For many of us, we’re afraid we’ll be shown up or embarrassed if we don’t grasp all the concepts right away. So we back away and turn to something safer. But the new Liberal Supporter category eschews this elite approach entirely, recognizing that you or me, or our

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hand-picked North American suppliers. Because there’s no petroleum-based foam generating heat and humidity, the buckwheat pillows are free from dust mites, bacteria, chemicals and preservatives. They stay cool because of air pockets in the shells and they adjust to the contours of individual bodies allowing muscles at the back of the head, neck and shoulders to relax, helping to realign the spine. Many synthetic fiber, foam, and feather pillows contain one or more preservatives which are breathed in every night, the company cautions. Foley has received countless votes of confidence from satisfied customers, along with endorsements from physicians, chiropractors and allergists: “Customers tell us they found relief from 28 different ailments after using our pillow.” Some of those ailments, the company claims, are muscle tension, headaches, whiplash, insomnia, night sweats, cervical and lumbar sublaxation (whatever the heck that is) and TMJ syndrome (ditto). As a side benefit, Foley points out the contents of her pillows when they’ve reached the end after 7-10 years can be added to the garden or composter rather than the landfill: “Hulls are great for the soil.” That may be true… but why do I have this rattling in my ears? neighbour, might want to contribute to important discussions about policy and vision that could help chart the course for the party as it rebuilds. The Liberals are banking on the Supporter category appealing to younger Canadians, which would be a good thing, since many of them do not vote. Perhaps it will help convince many in the younger part of the electorate that politics can be about making the world a better place; about not just having your voice heard, but about really being listened to. That it can be about having an impact. In his speech to the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa on May 3rd, Liberal Party of Canada President, Mike Crawley, described the creation of the Supporter category as “kicking open the doors of the Liberal Party.” At a time when Canadians are likely to refer to political parties as “untrustworthy,” “incompetent,” and “useless,” according to a Nanos Research poll published in the Globe and Mail at the end of April, our elected officials need all the help they can get. Conti nued on page

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Preparing the next generation of physicians WINCHESTER— It was all work – and some play – as six first-year medical students from the University of Ottawa recently joined the WDMH as part of ERMEP - the Eastern Regional Medical Education Program. The students spent a week at the WDMH and in surrounding area clinics. The goal was to introduce the first year medical students to medicine being practiced in a community outside of urban centres. Students were given the opportunity to experience all of the unique qualities that a rural medical placement and the rural communities have to offer. "ERMEP's 'Week in the Country' provides a great opportunity for medical students to experience rural life and medical practice at an early stage in their education. We know that this can be very important as they consider their career path and the location of their future practice,” notes Dr. Brian Devin. “It's a team effort, involving many doctors (both family physicians and specialists), other health professionals and hospital staff, and the local communities.” This year included a training session at the South Nation Archery Club. “It's a great chance to showcase diverse and unique activities available in our area,” added Dr. Devin. “Thank you to Kathy Millar for her patient and good-humoured guidance to a bunch of beginners. Based on the feedback we received from the students, the spectrum of clinical and community activities offered seems to have been very well-received." Here is some of what the medical students had to say about their experience: S hi va Adel MD Candidate, Class of 2015, University of Ottawa “Before our placement even began, everything was

very well organized and clear. We received a very thorough introduction to the WDMH. Following this, our placements within different medical settings began. Overall, my experience in Winchester and at WDMH has been wonderful. I cannot begin to describe how both the community and hospital were so welcoming and friendly to not only us (the visiting medical students), but also to the most important stakeholders: the patients. All the physicians and staff were so willing to teach us and share their information; I really feel that I received an excellent learning experience at the WDMH.” Chri s Pel l i ni MD Candidate, Class of 2015, University of Ottawa “I really enjoyed my time spent here in Winchester. From the clinic to the archery lessons! I was fortunate to have many great preceptors teaching me during my week here. I learned so much from my first hand experiences within the hospital and family practices that won't be forgotten. The doctors, nurses and other staff were overwhelmingly positive and encouraging and it definitely made the experience that much better. I am certain I could not have found a better community to complete my rural week!” John Gencarel l i MD Candidate, Class of 2015, University of Ottawa “I would like to thank the staff at WDMH and surrounding clinics in Morrisburg and Ingleside for the invitation to work with them this past week. Everyone I met was very welcoming, kind, and eager to facilitate my learning. I am grateful to the physicians I worked with who took time out of their busy schedules to tutor me and allow me to interact with their patients. Working in Winchester has proven to be

an invaluable learning experience for me this year and I look forward to the possibility of returning in the future.” Jacquel i ne Tokarew Candidate, MD/PhD Class of 2018, University of Ottawa “I had a great experience this past week in Winchester! The kindness and friendliness of the people in this community have really left an impression on me. The Terrace Green bed and breakfast I stayed at with five other students had a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere. Annette and Jim Angus were great hosts. The staff at WDMH were just wonderful! The schedules we had were well planned and had a variety of activities. We even had the opportunity to get an archery lesson at the South Nation Archery Club squeezed into our schedule. Next time I visit I will have to redeem our University of Ottawa team from our very close loss to the hospital staff. The majority of my clinical placement was with Dr. Saad Abbud at the St Lawrence Medical Clinics in Ingleside and Iroquois. Dr. Abbud and his staff were very friendly and helpful and I could tell by the smiles on the patients' faces that they are pleased with the excellent quality of care they are receiving. I learned practical experience with an electronic filing system as well as the importance of documentation and prevention. More importantly, Dr. Abbud answered all my questions and really made me feel like I was a valued member of his healthcare team. Dr. Su, or "Chuck" as he likes to be called, was energetic, approachable, professional and shared interesting findings with me. This experience helped me improve my medical history taking and charting. In the afternoon I had the chance to see a bit of the diagnostic imaging depart-

Letter Conti nued from page 4 The launch of the Supporter category makes the Liberal Party the most open party in Canadian political history. This matters now—and matters profoundly—because it represents an opening of democratic choice for Canadians at a time when the current Conservative government would seek to shut that choice down. Will the Supporter category, and the people it draws to the party, help the Liberals build a real and effective alternative to the Conservatives and win the next federal general election in 2015? Only time will tell. You can have your say now, however, about the Supporter category and about other issues that interest you by attending one of the consultation sessions the Liberals are holding over the coming weeks. Dubbed Operation spRED, this outreach effort will see Liberal MPs and Senators visiting communities across the country to listen to your views. Check out the schedule here: Mel ani e Rutl edge Member, Gl engarry-Prescott-Russel l Federal Li beral Associ ati on 613-816-0823

ment and followed the radiologist Dr. Mendell. He helped me understand the extent of knowledge that a radiologist must acquire as well as the importance of patient history when giving a possible diagnosis. Dr. Mendell was very pleasant, funny and a great teacher. To complete the stay we had the chance to learn and practice the intravenous technique with the help of experienced nurses. They were very helpful and also great teachers. In all, Winchester is a wonderful place to visit, I learned a lot of new things and I plan on visiting again in the near future.

Thank you for a wonderful week!” Jenni fer Kas bary MD Candidate, Class of 2015, University of Ottawa “During my week in Winchester, I had the opportunity to meet wonderful physicians and observe a part of their lifestyle. Everyone at WDMH is eager to teach and this shows in their quality explanations of the variety of things I had the opportunity to see. The week was very well organized and showed that a lot of effort was put into the planning of the events and electives. The variety of activities

were well diversified. I got to meet various patients and physicians as well as practice many skills. At WDMH, I had the opportunity to see my first surgery, from preparation to recovery, which I found very interesting. My experiences in Winchester were great and will no doubt have a positive effect on my skills. I hope I will be fortunate enough to be part of such a wonderful team in the future! Thank you for all your support and teaching! I greatly appreciate it.”

Students had the opportunity to work with physicians and nurses at WDMH and at community medical clinics. Here, John Gencarelli practices his intravenous technique on fellow student Andrew Stokl, with the help of experienced nurses nearby.

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Fire ban in effect for Township Due to the unusually dry weather, the Township of Russell Fire Departments have issued a Fire Ban effective immediately until further notice. Please consult the Township website at for updates or contact the municipal office at 613-443-3066.

A landmark in the village since 1888, St. Andrew’s and St. Paul’s United Church, in Russell, is seeking the communities help through fundraising to replace the church’s 20-year roof. Some tiles are already missing on the south-facing side, as seen above, and the west side clearly shows extreme wear as well. The Raise the Roof committee tells The Villager “It is clearly going to be an expensive project but must be completed before winter. Many of our congregation as well as the church itself make use of your services regularly.” The committee would appreciate donations of an item or a gift certificate for services for upcoming fundraising auctions to help Raise the Roof. For information contact Brenda Hoople 613445-3074 / PJPearson photo

Ontario Plowmen's Association regional director Charles Leduc (left) hands over a cheque for $2,000 to Francois Latour during a meeting last week at Latour's Embrun home. The cash is part of the proceeds from the 2011 International Plowing Match held at Chute-aBlondeau which Latour accepted on behalf of the Vintage Iron and Traditions of Eastern Ontario club. Other VITEO and IPM representatives gathered for the presentation included club president Henry Staal of Russell, centre rear

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SNC offers students employment As it does every summer, South Nation Conservation has hired more than a dozen students from several colleges and universities and is using them in every department from communications to fisheries and finance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We make an effort to match students to their specialties but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always work out that way,â&#x20AC;? Coleman noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A student specializing in accounting or marketing may be part of our works crew: manicuring and maintaining our conservation areas.â&#x20AC;? The total number hired makes SNC one of the most important providers of summer jobs in Eastern Ontario. Communications Director Angela Coleman, says â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a position SNC takes seriously as a means of supplying promising young people

with practical experience as well as pay cheques to apply to their education.â&#x20AC;? The authority also attempts to hire students who are planning to go on to careers in the conservation field - although that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a prerequisite. This summer, for example, there are students specializing in forestry and zoology but there are others in nursing, linguistics, and civil engineering. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of the students work out of SNC offices in Finch. Many get to mix it up a bit and gain experience in more than one department. Several students get involved in outreach programs where they represent SNC at various public events such as manning the authority information booth at area agricultural fairs.â&#x20AC;? states Coleman. Carleton University lin-

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Embrun resident and University of Ottawa student Thierry Gibeault, who wanted to work outdoors for the summer, is seen here at the Tweed Conservation in Russell, one of the many areas he maintains through his employment as a South Nation Conservation summer student. Gibeault, studies Business Entrepreneurship during the school year. Courtesy photo


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U12 Russell Raiders golden at Cumberland tournament CUMBERLAND— The Russell Raiders U12 boys captured the gold medal at a recent Cumberland tournament, June 23-24. They came into the weekend on a high with a 4-0 league record and lots of confidence. The coaches thought that it might be good to have a loss or two, so that they would stay grounded. Those were prophetic words to start an eventful weekend. Russell faced a vicious schedule to begin the tournament on a blistering hot June 23 playing games at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The Raiders first played a team from North Bay who were used to playing in a league against 15year-olds, and were demolished 6-0. Next up were their league rivals, Cumberland, who they played to a 2-2 draw with Russell receiving goals from Jacob Barrie and Aidan Tuck, on a penalty conversion. Trying to stay in the shade and hydrated, the Raiders ran into the Ottawa South Titans. Playing solid defense and showing opportunistic offence, the Raiders dominated with a 4-0 victory receiving tallies from veterans Barrie, 2, Tuck and Grant Carter. The day would end with the fourth game in seven hours, against a powerful Aurora team. With fatigue an issue, and with some of the

boys not feeling well due to hydration issues, Aurora ran over the Raiders 7-0. All was not lost however, as the tournament format allowed four of the five teams in the pool to advance to the semifinals. A good night’s sleep, with the other teams playing their fourth games early on June 24, allowed the boys to put their game faces on for a late morning semifinal game against that same North Bay team. This time however, a powerful Raider defender William Ennis was assigned the task of shadowing the opposition’s star striker and frustrated him to no end. An early goal from newcomer Noah Edmonds, shutdown defense from the fullbacks and center backs, combined with stellar goalfrom Adam tending Levesque and great team pressure from the midfielders, allowed the Raiders to hold on for an exciting 1-0 win and a berth in the final against the Cumberland team who also upset Aurora to advance. A two-hour wait let everybody recharge and the boys were raring to go, even with the bad news that Ennis was not able to play in the final due to injury. In addition, fullback Caleb Gervais was unavailable for the Sunday games, so the team was in tough. An early goal from Barrie set

the tone and shortly afterwards, Marlon Vilatoro pounced on a ball and drove another into the twine. Cumberland pressured hard and were able to get one back in the second half, but did not get any closer.

There were a few hairs less on the coaches’ heads and many nervous parents, but the boys came through in the end and were full value for the win. Also on the team were stalwart defenders Kurtis Baas, Marco Atkins,

Luca Beaulieu, Matthew Clarke, midfielders Aidan Smit, Tristan Lemire, Isaac Thomas, Justin Racine and striker Nathan Lapointe. The U12 Raiders lead their league with a six win and one draw record at the

halfway mark, and are looking forward to their next tournament, the Kingston Ambassadors tournament, next weekend July 21-22.

The Russell Raiders U12 squad captured gold at a tournament, June 23-24, in Cumberland. The Raiders earned an upset win in the semi-finals and used that momentum to roll to the gold medal. Here, the team poses with their medal. Front row, Adam Levesque, second row, from left, Matthew Clarke, Aidan Tuck, Kurtis Baas, Marlon Vilatoro, Isaac Thomas, Justin Racine, Marco Atkins, and William Ennis, back row, Jacob Barrie, coach Jerry Smit, Nathan Lapointe, Luca Beaulieu, Tristan Lemire, Aidan Smit, Grant Carter, Noah Edmonds, and coach Mike Ennis. Missing from photo is Caleb Gervais. Courtesy photo

The 12th annual Metcalfe Golf Club Charity Classic took place on July 11. This year was another success as the event once again sold out with 136 golfers taking part. The event raised $8850 for the Osgoode Care Centre. John Colasante, from Nepean, tees off on the second hole at the Metcalfe Here, Metcalfe Golf Club member, Ron Kelly, chips onto the first green. Golf Club’s Charity Classic for the Osgoode Care Centre on July 11. Matte photo

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Unbeaten week for Russell in OCSL RUSSELL— It was a successful week for Russell Raider teams in the Ottawa Carleton Soccer League with four teams earning wins and two getting single points from draws. The teams continue to do well in the standings especially the OT8 and WR2 teams, who are atop their respective standings. Men’s Rec After taking a loss the week before, the Russell Raiders Men’s Rec team came out with a dominant performance on July 10 in Russell against Lynwood Hammer. The Raiders found the net and found it often taking the win by a final score of 4-0. Jérémie Berthelotte, Andrew Young, Ryan Raven and Cameron Baker each scored for the Raiders in the win. The victory helped the Raiders get into fifth spot in the standings with a record of 3-3-2. Their next game comes on July 17 in Ottawa, against the firstplace Westboro Wolves. OT8 The Raiders OT8 team continued their strong season with their seventh win

and remained unbeaten after their most recent match, July 13 against Smiths Falls in Russell. The Raiders offence was again clicking as they found the back of the net four times in a 4-0 win. Rheal Clavette moved into a tie with teammate Matthew Kingswood for the team-lead in scoring, and fifth in the league, with a pair of markers. Robert Berthelotte and David Matsukubo also scored. The Raiders remain atop the standings at 7-1-0. This week, July 20, they are in Ottawa to square off with the West Ottawa Jaguars. WR1 Things are looking up for the Russell WR1 squad after another win on July 9. The Raiders were in Ottawa and came away with a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Raiders. Brittany Neale, Carolyne LeducGaudet and Sarah LeducGaudet all found the score sheet earning the team the win. The Raiders are closing in on first place, they sit second with a record of 40-3, four points back of the leaders. The Raiders are in

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action next on July 23 in Carleton Place against the Carleton Place Rangers. WR2 The WR2 team rebounded well after taking just their second loss of the season the week before by coming back with a 2-0 win on July 12, in Russell, against the OSU Edge. Victoria Sohn and Keltie Wijsman had the goals for the Raiders. The win helped the Raiders increase their lead on top spot to two

points. Their record is 6-02. They’ll hit the pitch on July 19 in Ottawa against the Nepean Hotspurs. MR3 It was a draw for the Russell Raiders MR3 on July 11 when they were in Ottawa to take on the Falcons Rangers. Mike Cooney netted the lone goal for the Raiders as the game finished 1-1. The Raiders currently sit in eighth spot in the league table with a record of 3-2-

the season and the game finished 1-1. The point was much needed for the Raiders who were in a logjam with a number of other teams in the middle of their standings. Now, with a record of 3-2-2, the squad sits alone in seventh. They will look to continue to move up the standings, on July 20, when they are home to Sporting Peru, at the Russell Community and Sport Centre, kickoff is at 7 p.m.

3. They will look to improve on that this week, July 18, when they are home to the OSU Rangers. Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. at the Russell Community and Sport Centre. OT3 Make it back-to-back draws for the Russell Raiders OT3 as they were able to pick up another point on July 13 in Ottawa against the Capital City Ambassadors. Mark Holland scored his first of

Metcalfe Jets announce tryout/pre-season schedule METCALFE— It may be the middle of the summer, but junior hockey teams in the area are already making preparations for the winter months. The Metcalfe Jets are no different as they recently announced their tryout/preseason schedule. Last season, the Jets captured the last playoff spot in the Metro Division with a record of 17-19-5-1, but were ousted in the first round by the Gatineau Mustangs. This season the club will be looking for the talent that can help them improve in their division and make a run at the title. The Jets will open up training camp, all in

Osgoode, on Sept. 3 with a pair of scrimmages at 7:30 and 9 p.m. The next day, Sept. 4, there will be two more at 8:30 and 10 p.m. The scrimmages will conclude on Sept. 5 with two more, again at 8:30 and 10 p.m. The first exhibition game is on Sept. 6, in Osgoode, against Gatineau. This will be the first half of a home and home with the 2012 Metro Division champions with the Gatineau date set for Sept. 10. Two other dates for exhibition games have been set for Sept. 8 and 11, but details have not yet been finalized. The Jets are looking for players who are looking to move on to the next level,

players who want to combine school and hockey or gain future experience. The cost of the camp is $100 and open to players between the ages of 16-and 21-years-old (birth years 1991-1996). Players interested in participating in the camp can apply for an invitation on the Jets website The club also points out that if players are from U.S. Hockey, another branch of Hockey Canada or have rights owned by another team that they will need to file the appropriate paper work before being able to attend the camp. All forms can be found on the club’s website.

RUSSELL MEN’S BALL HOCKEY LEAGUE Standings Through July 13, 2012

The Metcalfe Jets celebrate a goal against the Ottawa Canadians during the 2011-12 season. The Canadians were one of the teams that the Jets did particularly well against as they were able to stay above them in the Metro Division standings. The Jets finished the year fourth in the division and earned a playoff spot, before being defeated in the first round of the playoffs by the Gatineau Mustangs. The Jets recently announced their preseason/tryout schedule as they look to improve on last years campaign and contend for the division title in 2012-13.

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Canada Homestay International seeks host families in Russell area RUSSELL – Russell High School (RHS) has recently been designated as a English as a Second Language school. The Canada Homestay International Network (CHIN), in partnership with the Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education and Training (UCLCET), are currently looking for host families in the Russell area to welcome students from around the world into their homes. This nation wide program has helped tens of thousands of students find a home away from home in Canada since 1995 and in more than 25 communities. Brenda Manning, CHIN Relationship Manager for the Upper Canada region, says

that “We will have 57 students coming from different parts of the globe to attend UCDSB schools in September 2012. Twelve of those will be at RHS, however a few more are needed in cases of emergency or respite.” The host process begins with an application form, reference checks, home interviews and then matching students with homes. “A home does not need to be a traditional nuclear family but can be seniors or single people.” According to the website, host families have available to them several workshops and orientation sessions per year and stipends are paid but vary slightly

from program to program to cover the costs of hosting, such as higher grocery or utilities.

Manning states that the Eastern Ontario region has become a popular choice for international students as the

“good-host” relationship word has spread. Manning tells The Villager that “Students are telling their stories to others about how welcoming the families are and how exceptional the ESL program is. Many students continue onto post secondary in Canada,” but she continues

to stress the need for hosts in our region. If there are questions regarding the ESL program, contact Jennifer Duplain, coordinator of UCLCET program at 613-933-5505 ext. 4908. For CHIN information contact Brenda Manning 1-877-441-4443 ext.2043.


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WDMH welcomes 71 babies in June WINC HES TER -Winchester District Memorial Hospital’s childbirth program just keeps growing with a record 71 babies born in June. In fact, 664 babies were born at WDMH last year, setting a record for the most babies in one year. The WDMH program

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PC leader Hudak to visit Russell RUSSELL - On Mon., July 23 at 6 p.m. Residents are invited to join Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak for a Town Hall meeting at the Russell Legion, 24 Legion Lane, Russell. Tim Hudak is holding town halls across Ontario to discuss the Progressive Conservative ideas to reduce the size and cost of government, and kick-start the private-sector economy to create jobs. Residents can engage Hudak with their ideas to get Ontario working again and ask questions about important local issues. All are welcome to attend.

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