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Julie Lemieuxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle is towed out of a deep rut in the gravel-topped Park-O-Ride parking lot March 22 after the surface gave way under the weight of her vehicle. The parking lot has since been closed for repairs and bus riders are parking on the lot on First Street next to Mother Teresa Catholic School. Pearson photo

Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get a little mud on the tires... Pamela Pearson Villager Staff Early morning commuter, Julie Lemieux was doing her normal routine on Thurs., March 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C; pulling into the Russell Park-ORide, located near the play structure at the far end of the fairgrounds lot, so she could hop on the bus and enjoy a quiet ride to Ottawa. However, when Lemieux stopped and put the car in reverse to back into a parking spot, her front end sunk into the gravel and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get out. Deciding not to take offers from others to help pull her out, Lemieux decided to call Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Towing and the township when at work. At first the van was not that far down in the muck, maybe a couple of inches, but as the morning progressed and another round of hot weather descended, the

ground become softer and the van sank further down. When The Villager arrived at mid morning, the tow truck was there about to pull it out and the vanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s front end was now resting on the gravel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can feel the ground flexing below your feet as you walk,â&#x20AC;? said driver Guy Dejardins. He continued saying that his truck had already sunk a few inches in the 15 minutes he had been there. Resident Wendy McNally was out walking and could â&#x20AC;&#x153;Feel the ground bounce up and down all the way along the road, to just past the outdoor rinkâ&#x20AC;?. The Villager spotted several large, deep tracks from others who had entered from that direction earlier that morning. Russell Townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Public Works Supervisor, Denis Pelletier arrived as the tow truck was get-

ting ready to pull the van out. Pelletier stated that the Park-ORide and road will be closed until further notice, possibly beyond a month, to make the area safe again. As the tow truck began to reverse and pull, the ground shook and flexed. Once the van pulled free, an 12-inch-deep scar was left behind as the tow truckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s front wheels dug in. In 2011, township council approved a proposed two per cent increase â&#x20AC;&#x153;In order to maintain standards and invest in the municipal transit service by adding transit shelters, cover the increase in cost in the service agreement and improving our park and ride locations, etc., user fees should reflect an increase for 2012 fiscal year.â&#x20AC;? Beginning in January the rates increased and on Feb. 1 the bus stop located at

the Russell arena was moved to the Russell ball field area. The change in location was not only to allow for more arena and curling club parking, but also provided a safer place for the commuter bus to stop, pick up and drop off. Luckily, Lemieux says â&#x20AC;&#x153;There doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to be much damage, but I will still be getting the van looked at, as the location of the gas tank and where it was stuck, is a concern.â&#x20AC;? The township did pick up the bill for towing and has barricaded the area from the curling club up to, and including, the north entry. Commuters can now be park at the lot at the end of First Street, beside Mother Teresa Catholic School, until further notice and will have to walk to the bus stop, which at the time of this publication, will still be at the far entry of the fairgrounds.

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Pamela Pearson Villager Staff On Feb. 8, the bilingual sign debate between language activist Howard Galganov and Serge Brisson and Russell Township, spearheaded by former Mayor Ken Hill and former Councillor Lorraine Dicaire went before three justices of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto. Ten area residents travelled to the tribunal in support of Galganov and Brisson with Canadian Constitution Federation lawyer Chris Schafer as their representative. Representing the township was Ottawa lawyer Ronald Caza. The tribunal listened to both sides of presenting arguments over a two-day period, but the courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision is still pending until further deliberation has been completed. Beth Trudeau of Embrun and official spokesperson for the Canadians for Language Fairness group, attended the tribunal and told The Villager â&#x20AC;&#x153;Caza presented basically what he had presented in the first round of proceedings and once again infuriated those of us that knew he was lying when he said that Russell council had followed the wishes of the community. He neglected to include the fact that the people of Russell Township had kicked the three politicians who voted in favour of the bylaw out of office in the following election and had re-elected the two politicians who had voted against the bylaw,â&#x20AC;? Trudeau continued. Continued on page 2

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Feds fund drainage practice study

Spring means RFD ramps up programs Spring has definitely made an early appearance this year as we saw record breaking temperatures last week, and with spring comes a new season of events for the Russell Fire Department’s Public Education program. We are already booking events for the Fire Safety Trailer, even now we already have confirmed four events outside of the township. The North Dundas Fire Departments Firefighter Rob Brydon have included our trailer in their education program for the last four years and are continuing to do so in 2012 with three bookings. The Casselman Fire Department is also a regular customer and have their date in October booked for the fifth consecutive year, too. In addition to the out-of-town events, we still have at least eight events to attend in our own township so needless to say the trailer will once again be in good use. It should be mentioned that the fire departments outside of Russell Township pay a reasonable fee to the Russell Fire Department for the trailer which helps pay for any maintenance and upgrades required to the trailer. Because of this the trailer operates essentially without any cost to the taxpayers of Russell. From April 23 to 28 we will be conducting our annual door-to-door smoke alarm inspections and survey; once again we will be visiting over 200 homes ensuring that the residents have adequate smoke alarm coverage and that all the units are in working order. This is also a great time to ask a firefighter about any fire safety concerns that you might have, especially because we come right to your home. Over the last few years we have also scheduled our Fire Safety Checklist program to coincide with the door-todoor inspections. This will be the plan once again for 2012, so expect to see the checklists come home with Russell’s elementary students during the week of April 16. By overlapping these two events we can often help the children remind their parents about the importance of fire safety in the home. The Checklist program, which is sponsored by the Russell Lions, has really grown since its inception in 2008. Last year over 40 per cent of the students at Russell Public and Mother Teresa Catholic School participated in the program. These are numbers we never expected to achieve but we are very happy to see the program grow into what it has become. Not that the preceding events aren’t enough to keep everyone busy, we are also involved with the Safe-Grad program at both Russell High School and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School. This is a program under the direction of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit that is designed to show students the dangers of impaired driving. These events involve many different agencies and private individuals and the entire team is dedicated to getting this important message out to our graduating students just prior to the prom season. The aforementioned events are a small sample of what the Russell Fire Department does each year in and around Russell.

Cindy Saucier Special to The Villager Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry MP Guy Lauzon of SD&G attended Communication the Committee Meeting of South Nation Conservation at their Finch office on March 21. Lauzon was there representing Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. Canadian farmers will have the opportunity to increase their profits while improving the environment with the support of the Government of Canada. Lauzon announced that an investment of over $600,000 would be awarded to study new drainage practices that would improve water use and mitigate green house gas emissions. South Nation

SD&SG MP Guy Lauzon addresses South Nation Conservation’s communications committee. Conservation will use the funding to study how controlled tile drainage - a beneficial management practice (BMP) that allows producers to manager water using a simple, inexpensive modification to their existing field drainage system - can potentially mitigate greenhouse gas emissions caused by cropping activities, while simultaneously improving water quality and crop yields. This funding will help SNC work with farmers. With controlled tile drainage, it will improve

Sign bylaw Continuede from the front “However, when Caza began to focus on court rulings where rulings declaring that municipalities should be given as much leniency as possible with laws and bylaws, the Justices took exception and we thought for sure it was going to head to the Supreme Court.” The appeal wrapped up with

water efficiency, less fertilizer will be needed and it will encourage beneficial management practices. Lauzon stated that “farmers are leaders in environmental stewardship.” Also, announced at this meeting, by Josée Brizard, were ways to implement stewardship activities in the sub-watershed of the Castor. It is important to make residents aware, as well as developers, to promote best management practices through the sub-watershed, she said.

Schafer’s rebuttal which was a “well spoken, seven-minute presentation, arguing the attack on freedom of speech as the sign bylaw does not allow for a third language and clarified some of the questions asked earlier by the Justices. We could not help but feel very positive as we drove five hours back to Ottawa,” said Trudeau. On March 17, Canadians for Language Fairness held a St. Patrick’s Day brunch at KC’s Country Inn at

Through the “State of the Nation” presented by Kat Watson, it was reported that Russell obtained a Poor Rating. We got a D for the Castor and a C grade for forest cover. This is primarily due to forest cover and watershed buffers. We have a lot of work to do in our watershed to ensure we protect it for future generations. As SNC states, “Our watershed, we are in it together!” Upcoming Events: The Science and Nature Series is hosted by the St. Lawrence River Institute and the Cornwall Public Library located at the corner of Second St. and Sydney Karen Paquette, St. Fisheries Technician at SNC, will present Turtle Watch on March 28 at 7 p.m. Protecting, Promoting and Enhancing Species at Rusk Turtles. This is a free event. For info: Call 613936-6620. Earth Hour: Sat., March 31 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Remember to turn off your power for one hour and play cards or board games with your family by candlelight or even better just talk. Don’t use any electronic devices (no texting). Do it for the environment and for each other. This event is sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. For other ideas go to:

Vars. Along with a full house of supporters, guests included Councilor Pierre Leroux, Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren, Brian Lilley of Sun News Bylines, CFRA’s Nick Vandergragt, South Stormont Deputy Mayor Tammy Hart and Ontario Landowners’ Association president Tom Black. The event, as well as more information on this subject, can be found at the CFLF website www.

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Easter music at Russell UC

Open mic at RSCC Russell Sports and Community Centre President Mark Lalonde and daughter Brianna got together to perform a few songs during the â&#x20AC;&#x153;open-micâ&#x20AC;? portion of the RCYC Music Cafe evening on March 7 at the centre. Over 30 people turned out to not only to be part of the audience, but several youth got up to perform live. The next Music CafĂŠ is April 14 at 7 p.m. Photo by Joel Genest

By Heather Huisman Special to The Villager â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Know My Redeemer Livesâ&#x20AC;?. That is the name of the Easter Cantata that the choir of Russell United Church will be performing on Easter weekend. This â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ăźber talentedâ&#x20AC;? choir already has some wellknown community faces in its ranks including Jim Watson, who shows that Russell Raider soccer coaches can do more with their voices than shout across the field, Russell Medical Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shirley Arnold, and RAPA favourites Debbie Brink, Stuart Brink and Kim Wijsman, to name just a few. This special performance the group are pleased to


welcome 10 new singers to the stage, including Russell Warriors hockey coach Dave Rama, drummer extraordinaire Brad Lapensee, from last springâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wizard of Ozâ&#x20AC;? production, and Bradâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mom Melissa Lapensee, the soloist who sings the national anthem at the Russell Remembrance Day ceremonies each year. In addition to the Cantata, audience members will be treated to several shorter pieces including the toe-tapping â&#x20AC;&#x153;Swing Low Sweet Chariotâ&#x20AC;? and the debut of the Russell Tenors, singing Instrument of Peace. The 25-member choir, led by Heather Huisman, will be hosting two performances on Easter weekend. The first is will be a 2 p.m. matinee at Russell Meadows on Good Friday (April 6). The second is an evening performance on Sat., April 7 at 7 p.m. at Russell United Church, which is located at 38 Mill in Russell. Street Refreshments will be served following this not to be missed show. A free-will offering will be collected with a suggested donation of $5 per adult.

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EDITORIAL Water: what we pay for and why? With water rates rising, we need to periodically look to our consumption, consider why it is so, and how we got here and where we are going. International Water Day was last Thursday, a day like the upcoming Earth Day to make us consider our food and water security. For most Canadians, water is not a concern as we have infrastructure to ensure it is safe, and infrastructure to manage it, exploit it and to dispose of our waste. Many do not. A look at the Russell water situation is informative. Wells once fed our community. Lagoons still treat what leaves it. We paid a flat rate for our water regardless of consumption. The amount and quality of the water drawn from the earth was defined by the health and chemistry of the aquifer, with minerals present demanding treatment and contamination an ever present risk. As a result, growth and expansion were constrained by both supply and the ability to treat the waste. We have now moved to imported water from the City of Ottawa. That city is facing growing infrastructure costs due to age and capacity, costs which it passes along to all consumers. We now pay a metered rate for our consumption. Russell is still limited in waste treatment, but has new growth capacity due to new supply. Growth is an interesting variable. We need it to establish the tax base that funds our services, to support them at levels that we have come to expect. One would expect that growth in the tax base would offset the service costs, but our taxes only grow. Our water costs are in addition to the taxes. The reality is that the pressure to grow is inevitable, lest we lose what relevance we have, our identity as others choose to grow about us. Size equals voice when everyone is growing. Look at Morewood, a community that could have grown but has now lost a school and, with library services in jeopardy, will likely never grow again. So what form shall growth take? Do we tax our farmer neighbours? Do we promote industry? Do we intensify urban development and pack more people per square km? They are all the same really. Taxing our farmers increases their operating and thus our basic food costs: it forces them to intensify, draw more water, use more chemicals, drain the aquifer and increase the water risk for our rural neighbours. Promoting industry produces some jobs, but increases traffic and waste. Even if that industry is a dump, it will leach into the aquifer (and they all leak) and destroy it forever. Intensification of residential development puts huge strains on our existing community services, increases road traffic, most of whom will be commuters, requires more water, and puts more waste into our own dump. Water begets growth, which begets water use and waste. Will we just grow because our neighbours do, or will we have a plan, with risks considered, road and service development structured over 50 or 100 years? When will we have the next real discussion on the future of Russell? Or Prescott-Russell? Who is up for the challenge? Pamela Pearson

CASTORCountry By Tom Van Dusen

Railroaded by 4-H Express It was the best of times, it was the worst of times! In “A Tale of Two Cities”, Charles Dickens was referring to en entire era. I’m talking about my weekend. It was the best because I got to ride the train, my favourite mode of transportation, all the way from to KitchenerOttawa Waterloo. It had been quite awhile since my last train trip and I relished the experience. It was the first time I’d headed west out of Union Station to stops such as Georgetown and Guelph before arriving at my final destination. The Via coach was comfortable, the service friendly and accommodating; not unlike a bus only better, I got to watch the world go by from the panoramic window as others worried about getting us there and back home again. Other than an 18-minute glitch between Toronto and Waterloo which Via staff apologized for profusely and repeatedly, the timing was remarkable. For example, going there, the advertised arrival time at Union Station was 10:02 a.m.; we pulled in at 10:01 a.m. I spent much of the travel time reading Michael Ondaatje’s “The Cat’s Table”, a novel about characters encountered onboard a ship in the 1950s. It made

me wonder about the characters surrounding me on the train. On the return trip, I got to know one of my seatmates, a fellow employed by an NDP MP who was returning from Toronto and the party’s leadership convention. We dissected the attributes of new leader Tom Mulcair and the prospects in the next general election for the party that has become the official opposition. NDP icon Ed Broadbent was riding the same train, indicating to me that he and his party haven’t lost touch with the people. The price for such an enjoyable experience was a mere $270 round trip, all-in, which I consider a bargain. I think you can get a cheaper rate if you book far enough in advance. My weekend was the worst of times because for the first time in a newspaper reporting career spanning some 40 years, I got kicked out of a meeting. It wasn’t a critical meeting of heads of state, or a closed-door meeting of city council contemplating some hush-hush development. It was a 4-H jam session for Pete’s sake! You know, 4-H… Head, Heart, Hands and Health! That 4-H! Kids, cute slogans, its own wholesome pledge… 4-H, not the Teamsters! What could possibly be

Where are LETTERS the answers? hide? Mr. Aubé’s questions aren’t the only ones we need answered. I want to know why the developers are only paying $0.27 of every dollar of rates collected while residents pay $0.73 cents. Make no mistake, the arrangement to bring water from Ottawa was to make it possible for developers to build in Russell, but we need to know what agreements were entered into and how much the developers paid towards this project. I suspect that we were and still are grossly subsidizing the developers, but we aren’t getting answers to questions like Mr. Aubé’s, so how can we know? To add insult to injury, the out of control building in Russell has ruined

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The Editor: With the announcement of the excessive increase in Russell’s water and sewage rates, I believe it’s time the mayor and councillors answer Jacques Aubé’s questions regarding the total cost of the infrastructure for water and the amount contributed by the developers. Mr. Aube has been asking for this information since October 2011 and at that time, he was promised an answer by our mayor. Mr. Aubé, and citizens like myself, have still not received an answer. In fact, after asking for this information at four different council meetings, the mayor has shut him down. Why? Is there something to

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going on at a regional chat fest held within the 4-H annual volunteer conference in Waterloo – the reason for my train trip - that would require newly departed provincial council president Shonna Ward to eject me? And this was after I was specifically invited to come to Waterloo by 4-H executive director Wraychel Horne and had paid my full $260 registration fee? I wasn’t freeloading on media credentials. The session involving eastern region delegates had barely got underway when Ward marched in and demanded sternly – and a little loudly - that I leave. I was sitting with delegates I know personally, not taking notes, not taking pictures, just trying to get a batter handle on regional operations. To tell the truth, I was dumfounded. Not wanting to disrupt things more than necessary in such a trivial context, I left the room with the determined Ward hard on my heels. The session was private, she insisted, stating that I was supposed to know that. Although the executive director and some of her minions told me I was welcome to attend what they called the “public” portion of the conference, I had no idea in Horne’s world where public left off and private began.

I arrived on Friday, the first day of the conference. I registered and attended dinner with delegates and nowhere along the way did anybody specify that postmeal jam sessions were offlimits. Nor did it say so in any of the written material connected to the conference. After I got the heave-ho, I headed outside to cool off because nothing irritates me more than petty bureaucracy running wild. I didn’t want to yell at my hosts. Just to make sure I got the message, Ward and Horne searched me out and reiterated that their harmless little sessions were closed to me. To give credit where it’s due, after his election new president John den Haan apologized to me for the “confusion” surrounding the jam session ejection. He also then somewhat sheepishly revealed – because I asked – that Saturday workshops on such sensitive topics as digital photography and square dancing were also closed to me. Had I not inquired, presumably I would have been turfed again, right in the middle of do-sa-do’ing. Thankfully, I had the tranquility of a Sunday train ride home to put it all behind me.


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this village. We are becoming another ugly suburb. What planning was undertaken when these building permits were given — are there enough schools, parks, and other services? What about roads? What was required of the developers to ensure that these important requirements were met? While most of this was put into play before Mayor St. Pierre took office, he must still answer these questions put to him and his council. So, Mr. Mayor, either publicly provide this information, or tell us why you won’t. And while you are at it, consider hiring a planning consultant. Something of the old Russell might be salvageable. Judy Hill Russell

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They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let out a peep in the library Pamela Pearson Villager Staff The Russell Library had a few interesting visitors this past Saturday. Dr. Frederick Schueler, his wife and artist Aleta Karstad, and a blue spotted salamander â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the subject of some whimsical sketching that will turn into painting at a later date were at the library to promote their latest book and discuss a current extension of 20-year research project of the Northeastern Chorus Frog. Residents of Bishops Mills, southwest of Kemptville, the couple are well known for their 40-year span of observation and unique recording methods used to track species and their populations and habitats which are becoming more vulnerable to environmental changes. Dr. Schuelerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s study of the Chorus Frog has shown that its peeping, or calling, which at one time was very noticeable north of the Renfrew area and Schuelerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s designated 20km range, has recently only been heard a few times and too early in the season. However, on their way to the Russell engagement, The Villager was told that there was some hope that the frogs were still around. While stopped to make a call, the couple was happy to hear a few of the very tiny frogs peeping loudly from the cattails and wondered if the frogs were now moving south, but the question was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why?â&#x20AC;? According to Schuelerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daily blog, he states â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d earlier been fretting what a recovery plan for Chorus Frogs might look like, since a simple â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;revert to the land use practices of the 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, while easy to draw up, and deliciously compact, might

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not be widely popular. But as we went along the 417 it occurred to me that with a little promotion of properly constructed storm water retention ponds and enhanced ditches, the 400series highways might become corridors of survival for Chorus Frogs, since Chorus Frogs donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go out on roads much, the right-of-ways comprise big areas of open grassy habitat, and arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t otherwise dedicated to any conservation practices.â&#x20AC;? Schueler and Karstad have both published their work and the latest is Karstadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book titled Landscape Art and Science in the South Nation Watershed. The book is a work of art, reminiscent of the Group of Seven. The paintings are bold in colour and detailed in such a way it could be used by anyone as a reference to the many

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CANCER CAN BE BEATEN PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY Please Call 1-888-939-3333 or Visit DAFFODIL DAYS CCS VOLUNTEERS WITH DAFFODILS In late March and early April, Canadian Cancer Society volunteers are busy delivering and selling bright, yellow daffodils across the country to help raise money in support of the ÂżJKWDJDLQVWFDQFHU The daffodil is the Canadian Cancer 6RFLHW\ÂśVV\PERORIKRSHLQWKHÂżJKW DJDLQVW FDQFHU 7KH FKHHUIXO EORRPV are sold every year and mark the beginning of the Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual door-to-door fundraising campaign in $SULO The history of Daffodil Days Daffodil Days began in Toronto LQ WKH V $ JURXS RI &DQDGLDQ Cancer Society volunteers organized a fundraising tea and decided to GHFRUDWH WKH WDEOHV ZLWK GDIIRGLOV 7KH EULJKW FKHHUIXO Ă&#x20AC;RZHUV FUHDWHG an atmosphere that seemed to radiate hope and faith that cancer could be

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Hop over too Bunny Breakfast

Twenty Grade 11 and 12 Russell High School students, after a year of fundraising and planning, spent their March Break touring Venice, Florence, Siena and Rome, Italy. Front from left: Tara Elsharkawi, Alexandra Briggins, Natasha Robert, Dana Drevniok, Janice Ripley, Lindsey Gillis, Brenda Goode, Kaitlyn Ruiter and Hillary Johnson. Back from left: Kelsey Wade, Emily Silver, Sam Van Dusen, Matthew Moore, Eric Chandler, Lydia Howell, and Liam Cluff-Clyburne. Missing are: Jessie Anderson, Samson Dow, Donavan Fortier and Chrystal Leblanc.

METCALFE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A community favourite event and fundraiser, the Metcalfe Cooperative Nursery Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Easter Bunny Breakfast and Silent Auction will be taking place on Sat., March 31. The doors of the Metcalfe Community Center, located at 2785 8th Line Road, from 8 a.m. to 11. Breakfast, served by local firefighters, will be served in three sizes, ranging in cost from $3 to $6 and includes pancakes with syrup, sausages, fruit and drinks. There will be crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny available for kids.

A silent auction has been an important fundraiser for the nursery school for many years. In previous years proceeds have helped to renovate the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outdoor play yard, provide new flooring and repair the heating system in the school. The nursery school is a non-profit, registered charity and is a division of Rural Family Connections Inc. (RFC), a non-profit organization offering parenting resources, early learning and childcare programs. For more information about the programs offered by Rural Family Connections:

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Ciao Italia! RHS students reminisce about trip Pamela Pearson Villager Staff RUSSELL- RHS staff members Lisa Elminowski, Sarah Hill and husband, Elminowskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chris, chaperoned a recent Russell High School student trip to Italy. The group of 23 flew out of Montreal on March 7, landing in Paris after a long flight and then continued their journey to see Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sites for seven days. Hill commented that â&#x20AC;&#x153;The students were excellent and very enthusiastic

every day.â&#x20AC;? The more northern cities of Florence and Venice seemed to be the overall favourite destinations of the students. Florence was chosen because of its Tuscan location and beauty. Venice, as Grade 11 student Natasha Roberts said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Was so different from any other city and just seemed to be more peaceful.â&#x20AC;? And of course, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The gondola ride was unbelievable,â&#x20AC;? said Grade 11 student Lydia Howell. Liam Cluff-Clyburne

told The Villager â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rome defies all senses and not in the good way â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it was dirty and all the drivers were especially crazy, but Florence was the best.â&#x20AC;? However, Rome was Tara Elsharkawiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice because of all the history and the pictures she has seen over the years were brought to life, although â&#x20AC;&#x153;I found the Colosseum to be smaller than expected.â&#x20AC;? One tour that Matthew Moore thought to be the best was of the ancient city of Aosta, near the Italian Alps.

As The Villager spoke to the group, they still reminisced of experiences they had that will become memories forever. Kaitlyn Ruiter mentioned the walk up the Torre del Mangia tower in Siena and getting lost in Rome with the group, but also being able to find their way back. But in the end, all agreed, the worst part was the plane ride home on March 16. And after making a â&#x20AC;&#x153;coin wishâ&#x20AC;? at the Trevi Fountain all expect to go back next year.

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Panthers take 2-0 lead on St. Isidore in NCJHL Finals Darren Matte Villager Sports EMBRUN— The Panthers keep winning in the playoffs. It doesn’t seem to matter who the Panthers play the results remain the same. Embrun extended their playoff winning streak to 10 games after taking the first two in the National Capital Junior Hockey Leagues’ Finals against St. Isidore. Embrun opened the series by sending a message with an 81 win on March 23, then followed that up with a 5-1 win in game two. Game 1 Embrun 8 St. Isidore 1 The series opened in front of a full house on March 23 in Embrun. It didn’t take long for the Panthers to get the scoring started as Andrew Hampton got a short-handed goal 4:13 in. The Panthers power play then went to work with a pair of goals in a span of 33 seconds. CharlesAntoine Labonté got the first, then Taylor Armstrong extended the lead to 3-0. St. Isidore looked to get back in it with another chance late in the period on the power play, but Francis Legault and Jon Bruyère broke in on a two on one and Legault finished the play for the Panthers’ second short-handed goal of the

period. St. Isidore got one back, off a scramble on that same power play before the end of the period from Félix Lalonde, but trailed 4-1 after one. The Panthers kept attacking in the second. Hampton crossed the blue line and let a quick shot go that beat Ghislain Nadeau, 5-1. Then after an icing was waived off, Nadeau came out to play the puck, he couldn’t get it out of the zone and Hampton sent a bouncer in on net. The St. Isidore defense was able to prevent it from going in, but the loose puck came right to Legault who shoveled it in to make it 6-1. Embrun then broke in on another two on one. This time Sean MacDonald put on a nice move to his backhand and slide another one in, 7-1. That spelled the end of the night for Nadeau who was chassed for Kevin Barrette. The Panthers were in firm control and while short-handed again, Hampton found Labonté who was alone in the slot. He proceeded to walk in untouched and beat Barrette to make it 8-1. Neither team found the board in the third and the Panthers took game one 8-1. Eric Drouin picked up the win

B1 Atom’s on to semi’s Dickie Dunn Special to the Villager Having lost their opening game of the playoffs, the Russell Lions Club Atom B1 Warriors were in must-win circumstances in both of their games this past weekend. Their first game against Cumberland 7 was a nail-biter. Both teams played well, but it was the Warriors who came out on top with a 2 – 1 victory. Russell goals were scored by Braeden Barnes and Norah Tuck. Aidan McFadyen had a stellar performance in net, but it was future Norris Trophy winner, Noemy Pitre who earned the honour as Warrior of the game. Her strong play on defense is on display at the right time of year. The Warriors second game of the weekend was against Cumberland 5. Both teams traded scoring chances early on, but it was Cumberland who would open the scoring with only 16 seconds to go in the first. The Warriors weren’t fazed by it and came out guns-ablazing in the second period. Zachary Tingley got things going for Russell when he picked up his own rebound and put it into the back of the net. Just a few minutes later, the Warriors took the lead when Tuck’s howitzer of a shot was tipped in by Barnes. Tingley worked his magic again early in the third period sending a wrist shot past the Cumberland goaltender. On

the ensuing face-off Russell skated right back down the ice and Matthew Cote jumped on a rebound to make the score 4 – 1. Late in the third Cote scored again, capitalizing on a breakaway and making the final score 5 – 1. Warrior of the game went to Cote for his two goals and his great effort

in net for Embrun. Game 2 Embrun 5 St. Isidore 1 Game two went March 25 in St. Isidore. It was an even first with neither team being able to find the back of the net. In the second, Andreis Selst got the scoring started for the Panthers just over a minute in while Embrun was on a power play. The Panthers extended their lead just past the midway point of the period on a goal by Hampton. Hampton wasn’t done there as he scored another just seconds later to make it 3-0. Then, with 4:54 to go, Eric Garrioch got in on the scoring to make it 4-0. St. Isidore looked for anything to jump-start themselves in the third and finally got one four minutes in off the stick of Matthew Lalonde. Unfortunately for them, that is as close as they would come. Bruyère added one more on the power play with 2:36 to play, for Embrun, as they won game two, 5-1. Philip Eberley picked up the win between the pipes for the Panthers. Game three went last night in St. Isidore and the two teams will be back at it tonight in Embrun. If a game five is needed it will be played in Embrun on March. 30. throughout the game. The Warriors waited with bated breath for scores of remaining playoff games on Sunday night hoping that all of their tremendous efforts in their past two games were enough to move them on to the semifinals. The final round robin game decided their fate; the Warriors are gearing up for a semi-final match with Metcalfe.

Embrun to be well represented at TOC The North Dundas Minor Hockey Association will be hosting the 2012 Atom/Peewee Competitive Rep B (PGL) Tournament of Champions this weekend March 30-April 1. The Tournament will be held at the Chesterville and Winchester arenas and will feature two teams from the Embrun Minor Hockey Association one in each division. This elite tournament will feature a total of 16 teams at the two levels. The participants will be the top regular season finishers of their respective leagues from as far west as Brockville and Petawawa and east to the Ontario/Quebec border, including the cities of Cornwall and Ottawa. A total of 30 games will be played over the three days. These games will be full length two 10-minute and one

12-minute stop-time periods at the Atom level and two 15minute and one 18-minute stop-time periods at the Peewee level. The roundrobin will be played over two days, determining who will advance to the semi-finals and finals held on April 1. Games will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in both arenas on March 30, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 31, in Chesterville, and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in both arenas on Sunday with the finals taking place from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 pm in Winchester on Sunday. The Peewee PGL lost a hard fought semi-final to Casselman after a second place finish in the regular season. As for the Embrun Atom PGL, they are currently in the finals against St. Isidore after beating Rockland in the semifinals and finishing second to St. Isidore in the regular season.

Francis Legault, #19, and Charles-Antoine Labonté, right, created havoc for both St. Isidore goalies in game one of the National Capital Junior Hockey League’s Championship Series. Labonté scored two-goals and added two assists, while Legault had one goal and two assists. Here the two look for more when they are in alone with St. Isidore goalie Kevin Barrette, who came in relief of Ghislain Nadeau. Matte photo

Warriors dominate Wellington tourney Marie Longtin Special to the Villager WELLINGTON— The quaint village of Wellington, Ontario, in Prince Edward County just south of Belleville, boasts a new large and modern community center, that played host to a Midget A and B tournament, March 11-12. Fresh on the heels of finishing in first place in the Gloucester Hockey Association regular season, the Russell Replay Sports Midget A Warriors travelled to Wellington to participate in the March Break Tournament. The tournament hosted teams from Russell, Cumberland, Stittsville, Leitrim, Kingston and Prince Edward County. The Warriors played their first game against the Prince Edward County Kings. A hat trick for Connor Letts and the goalie-rattling style of Cody Lavictoire gave the team an early advantage and lead them to an 8-3 win. The Kings scored in the first two periods,

but goals by Adam Guilbault, Jacob Potter, Jesse Lavictoire and Brendan Atkinson assured the win. Game two of the tournament was against the Stittsville Rams. Potter started the scoring in the first period and Connor Letts got his second hat trick to lead the team to an 8-2 win. With the strong defense holding the line, Eamon Colvin and Letts were able to score short-handed goals in the first and second periods. Three more shots from Potter, Cody and Jesse Lavictoire also found their way to the back of the net. Early in the game three, it was quickly apparent that this was going to be an easy win for the Warriors against Cumberland. Cody Lavictoire scored the first goal in the opening seconds of the game setting the pace for a 7-2 win. A goal from Guilbault and two from Liam Cooke took them to the second period, where the Warriors decided to turn down the heat on

Cumberland and just get to their next match. The next game was against the Leitrim Hawks. It was anticipated that this would be a more evenly matched foe for the Warriors in the tournament, but it was not the case. A hat trick for Potter led the scoring in an 8-0 win. The combination of Letts, the Lavictoire brothers and Lussier proved to be too much for Leitrim. The final game of the tournament saw the Warriors against the Storrington Stingers. Feeling confident from their two-day sweep, the Warriors felt the painful “sting” of a heart-breaking loss, 2-1. Storrington’s physical style of play made the penalty minutes high and the scoring low. Derek Richardson was able to set up the play with Cody Lavictoire, to score the only goal of game at the end of the first period. Warriors coach, Paul Lavictoire, summed up the Stingers effort after the game. “The Storrington team came out with a plan and they executed it.” Next up for the Warriors, the team will turn their attention to the playoffs.

Conner Letts, #72, drives to the net in the Russell Midget A Warriors opening match of their tournament, in Wellington, March 11-12, against the host Prince Edward County Kings. Letts went on to have a big game, scoring a hat trick in the Warriors 8-3 win. Submitted photo

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Vikings watch Athens erase 2 game lead; series down to best of 3 Darren Matte Villager Sports CASSELMAN—The Rideau-St. Lawrence Championship series started very promising for the Casselman Vikings as they won the first two games. But after undisciplined play in game three resulted in and overtime Athens win, the Aeros evened the series on home ice in game four. Game 2 Casselman 4 Athens 3 OT The second game of the series went on March 20, in Athens. It was a tight affair through the first two periods, but things got wild in the third. Athens opened the when Daniel scoring Lacroix found the back of the net 3:14 into the period, while on the power play. The Aeros extended their lead to two when Pat Cameron scored with 12:43 to go. The Vikings came back with a tally by Derek Widenmaier with 7:42 remaining. But, just 37 seconds later Lacroix scored his second to make it 3-1 Athens. The quick strikes continued as Curtis Chennette scored off the following face off to make it 32. Chennette was back at it a minute and a half later scoring his second and tying the game at three.

For the second straight game in the series the two teams were off to overtime. With 2:07 remaining in the extra period, it was Luc Forget who found the back of the net and the Vikings took a 2-0 series lead with a 4-3 win. Alexandre Michaud made 44 saves for the win, Dallas Slack stopped 40 in the losing effort. Game 3 Casselman 3 Athens 4 2OT The Vikings looked to take a strangle hold in the series when the two teams returned to Casselman, March 22, for game three. With all of the momentum in the Vikings favour, it was going to take a lot for the Aeros to get back in the series. Seven minutes into the game the Vikings found themselves on a power play. The Vikings chipped the puck in deep, dug it out of the corner and sent the it to Chennette at the point. He let a shot go that hit Jeremy Burley in front of the net. However, Burley was able to knock the puck down right onto Joel Adam’s stick and he made no mistake sending it to the back of the net. Just four minutes later, the Vikings were back on the power play. Once again,

Casselman worked the puck to the point, this time for Simon Cousineau. He sent a shot in that went right on the stick of Sebastien Goulet. With his back to the net, Goulet deked then passed off his backhand to Kyle Beauchamp-Lalonde who buried it into the open cage, 2-0 Vikes after one. Five minutes into the second, the Aeros were unable to clear their zone. Rene Lamoureux kept it in then Cousineau sent a blind pass that sprung Adam alone on Aeros goalie Jacob Hartman. Adam let a quick shot go, scoring high blocker side, 30 Vikes. The Aeros didn’t quit and got on the board on a power play of their own. Michael Byrne skated in wide on Michaud and let a quick shot go that found its way in, 3-1. With 1:33 to go in the second, the Aeros got within one. Their point shot was stopped by Michaud, but the rebound came to Jacob Clark who was alone in the slot and he found twine, 3-2. It remained 3-2 until the third. With just over five to go, Adam Wensink took a boarding call, sending Athens back to the power play. Some great passing on the power play resulted in the puck coming right to

Scott Parker in front of the net who shoveled it home to tie the game at three. For the third time in a row, this game was off to overtime. In the second overtime, Chennette was in the box for slashing and Athens completed the comeback. Lacroix’s point shot was tipped in by Ethan Robert and the Aeros won 43 and only trailed the series 2-1. Hartman made 46 saves in the win while Michaud stopped 52 in the loss. Game 5 Casselman 3 Athens 5 It was back to Athens on March 25 for game four. The Aeros came out firing and opened the scoring just 27 seconds in. Clark got the early marker giving Athens all of the momentum. Despite being outshot in the first, Casselman tied things up on an Adam goal with 9:45 to go. It remained tied heading to the second. The Aeros took over in the second scoring three consecutive goals to go up 41. J.P. Augustine gave them the lead 2:52 into the period, Byrne then extended it to 31 at the 5:04 mark and Nathan Livingstone capped it off with a short-handed goal with 2:07 to go. Adam got Casselman

Curtis Chennette had a great third period in game two of Casselman’s Rideau-St. Lawrence series with Athens. Chennette scored a pair of goals and the Vikings won the game in overtime 4-3 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Matte photo

back within two on that same power play, 4-2 after two. Casselman made things interesting in the third when Adam completed his hat trick at the midway point to get the Vikes within one. But Trevor Hynes ended any hopes with a late empty netter. Athens won 5-3 making

the series now a best out of three. Casselman was badly outshot 50-35 in this one. Michaud took the loss, Hackman earned his second win of the series. Game five went last night in Casselman with game six March 29 in Athens and game seven March 31 in Casselman.

Bantam Warriors playoff road Mark Lavictoire Special to the Villager RUSSELL— Finishing first overall in the Gloucester Hockey Association Bantam A League, the Russell Warriors Bantam A team was granted a bye in the first round of the playoffs. Russell finished the season with a very good record of 21-3 and 91 goals for and only 25 goals against. Russell was also amongst the least penalized teams in the league, 141, second fewest.  The Warriors came into the playoffs off a week in which a lot of hockey was played during a tournament in Belleville where the boys continued their winning form. The Belleville Tournament saw just about all of the team members get in on the scoring and the Warriors won every game decisively thanks to

some amazing team play. The Warriors got off to a good start in their first playoff game, beating the Leitrim Hawks 1-0. In that game they met a quick Leitrim team that really pushed Russell, especially in the first period. It was not until the middle of the second period that Russell opened the scoring. This Russell team is definitely not short of any skilled players that are patient with the puck, making the games really fun to watch.  Late in the second period it looked as though Leitrim was going to tie it, the result of a nice rush by one of the Leitrim players that saw him in alone on our goalie. But Warriors goalie Josh Salaj, came through making a nice pad save.  Through the latter part of the second period and into the

third, fans saw more penalties being called on both sides. Holding on to the 1-0 lead, Russell did not loose their composure despite the penalties including a brief five on three for the Leitrim team. Later in the third period, while Russell was short-handed, the speed of the Russell defence drew a penalty shot, but they were unable to convert. With only minutes left in the third period, Leitrim pressed hard but the Russell team managed to hold them off for the victory. Russell Warriors would like to thank their amazing coaches Norm Emond, Dave Murray and Darryl Harris and the training team of Brian Salaj and Danny Byrne.   As well as their sponsor GODFATHER PIZZA and hope to do them proud in the upcoming play-off series.

Early golf season

around 200 each day. It is a much earlier opening for them, although they were unsure if it was the earliest they have ever seen. Officials say that the course is usually opened by mid April, but so far the course is looking in great shape because of a lighter than normal snow fall during the winter. Unlike other courses in the area, Casselview is allowing carts on the course. The course also opened with some spring specials offering golfers $39 for 18 holes walking, and $46 with a cart, included in both is

a ticket for a free drink and $15 voucher to put towards a round after April 16. Another local course that is set to open is Metcalfe. The course was originally slated to open on April 5, but thanks to the weather, they may push the opening up a week. They have already had time to do some work on the course including cutting the greens and officials say the course looks to be in good shape. Officials also say that the earliest the course has opened is April 1, so any early opening could be a new record.

Local golf courses are opening early thanks to the nice weather. One near by course, Casselview, has already been open since March 20 and golfers have been flocking to get a few early rounds in. At Casselview, course officials say that they have already had a large amount of golfers in to play, estimating

Att: Township of Russell Garbage and recycling collect for Friday, April 6 will be postponed to Saturday, April 7 because of Good Friday. There are no changes to the schedule for the week of April 9, 2012. Thank you for your co-operation.

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Public can use Facebook to nominate outstanding volunteers New this year, the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is using social media to give the public an opportunity to nominate a school volunteer for the Volunteer of the Year Award which will be presented in June. In previous years, one could only submit a nomination through paper format. This year, you can nominate a volunteer in one of two ways – through the board’s Facebook Page at, or by submitting a paper nomination form. “The UCDSB is proud to salute its many school volunteers who contribute their time to enrich the educational experience of our students,” said Director of Education David K. Thomas. “We invite nominations from the public to recognize dedicated school volunteers, and will publicly recognize four School Volunteers of the Year from across the Board at our June board meeting.” Deadline for nominations is April 27. For more information contact Heather Blaszczyk at or 613-342-0371 ext. 1146.

Getting ready for exchange


From left, Grade 9 Russell High School students Devyn Nadeau, Carleigh Trottier, Tasha Pedherney and Tora Bedard volunteered to work the March 24 RHS garage sale to help raise funds for the schools upcoming Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada (SEVEC) program. At the end of April, students from Cranbook, British Columbia and Spruce Grove, Alberta, will visit Russell and attend classes at the school for one week. The RHS students will travel on their exchange at the end of May. This is an annual exchange which the school organizes with the SEVEC program. P.J. Pearson photo



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