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Team Bice (skipped by Greg Balsdon - left) of the Glendale Golf & Country Club, are all smiles as they hoist the 2014 Travelers Tankard trophy after winning the Ontario men’s curling championship over Glenn Howard’s team, 6-5, at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre Feb. 2. From left: Balsdon, third Mark Bice, second Tyler Morgan, lead Jamie Farnell and alternate Steve Bice. With the win, the team earned a berth in the Tim Hortons Brier, to be held March 1 to 9 in Kamloops. More inside.

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Sports – The 2014 Travelers Tankard came to a close on Sunday with an exciting finish to an impressive week. Penetanguishene Curling Club’s Glenn Howard, an eighttime provincial champion, was upset in the final Sunday afternoon by Mark Bice’s crew from the Glendale Golf and Country Club, 6-5. (Bice is actually the team’s third. It was skipped by Greg Balsdon, but because Balsdon missed both zone and regional qualifiers with an injury, the team was under Bice at the Tankard.) Second Tyler Morgan and lead Jamie Farnell are also on the team. They will head to Kamloops B.C. for the Tim Hortons Brier March 1 to 9. “It came right down to the last rock,” said Agnes McVeety, the chair of the organizing host committee that brought the Tankard to Smiths Falls. “It was a very exciting finish.” Howard appeared poised to make it nine Tankards in a row. With his final shot of the 10th end,

with the game tied 5-5, he needed to remove one Bice stone in the four-foot to reclaim the title. But Howard’s stone just ticked off a guard in front and rolled off, leaving the Bice team with the shocking 6-5 win. McVeety has lots to smile about after helping to pull off the largest curling event – perhaps the biggest sporting event – this town has ever seen. It seems appropriate since the first curling game was held on the Rideau River here in 1873 – as Mayor Dennis Staples shared this town’s history at a Rideau Canal meeting across town on Friday where he invited those in attendance to check out the Tankard. McVeety said that the 200 volunteers involved in the culmination of the provincial curling championships worked together well. “For some of us who have been involved for about 18 months, to those who stepped in for a day or two, it was well run,” she said. “We have built a financial legacy for our curling club for years to come.”

McVeety confirmed that they did make a profit, but was unable to give a final tally at this early stage. The Tankard had a $100,000 budget, with half the ice rental being covered by the OCA, who in turn garnered 20 per cent of the profit for helping to pick up that tab. More than 8,000 tickets were sold during the week. “We had support from the town and from our sponsors and we met our target,” she confirmed. “For first timers at the Tankard, they couldn’t say enough about the hospitality and how they were treated.” McVeety confirmed that the Ontario Curling Association has already asked them to host this event again. “Not next year or anything,” she said with a laugh. “But perhaps in the future, we would consider it again. It’s a lot of work, but so worth it.” McVeety added that it was nice to see the arena used for something besides hockey. “It’s great for people to come and see what we have in Smiths Falls,” she said. “And that arena

can be used for big events, like the Tankard and even some concerts. People loved the lounge and the walking track.” Next year’s Tankard will be held in Ingersol, and organizers from that end of the province were on hand Sunday afternoon to take down the scoreboards and carpeting, McVeety said. “Yes, my husband and I were in Barrie last year to pick that up and to store it here for the year,” she said. “So they will have to do the same for next year.” Highlights Throughout the week, various community groups received a financial donation. The Kids’ Help Line received a boost with a $4,000 donation from Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, Jan. 29. About 450 school children from Smiths Falls and area were in attendance for the 9 a.m. draw, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion in Smiths Falls. Pink Shirt Day is a nationwide anti-bullying campaign to bring awareness of the growing issue of bullying in schools. Not only did the students wear

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served as emcee and praised the hundreds of volunteers who helped the host Smiths Falls Squash and Curling Club pull off the provincial event. “The ice in this competition has been superb and I’d like to give Darren Sinclair and his team a very well earned round of applause,” he stated. “The volunteers put in endless hours to put on some of the best curling around, so give a big round of applause for all your volunteers.” Those volunteers, 200 strong, were then led out amid cheers from the audience and lined the rink boards during the ceremony. Perkin remarked that the week-long Tankard not only provided some terrific curling, but also raised funds for local charities and organizations. The 50/50 draws held during the week brought in $4,000 to support the youth curling program in Smiths Falls and $650 was raised for the Smiths Falls and District Community Food Bank during the

Team Canada women’s curling practice last week. In addition, Pink Shirt Day to support Kid’s Help Phone and its antibullying campaign on Jan. 29 raised $4,200. McGillis said the OCA was pleased with the “hospitality” shown by the host committee. “The Town of Smiths Falls has also been very helpful and we enjoyed all week,” he said. “Thank you also to Travelers and all the local sponsors who have helped make this week a great success.” “And thank you to the competitors for providing us curling fans with world class shot making and I’m sure we’ll see many of the teams at future Tankards,” McGillis added. Paul Howard, vice-chair of the host committee, saluted McVeety for her dedication to planning of the Tankard. “Agnes has given us some great leadership during this last week and all the volunteers have done a wonderful job,” he said. “It’s been great to be part of this. Thanks, everyone. Job well done.” McVeety acknowledged the financial

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Community – Throw a few strikes in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lanark County during their 34th annual Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake Saturday, Feb. 22 in Smiths Falls, Perth and Carleton Place. The signature fundraising event for the agency will take place throughout the day at Gratton Lanes in Smiths Falls, Visions Bowling Centre in Carleton Place and at the Perth Civitan Club. According to executive director Jennifer Miller the goal for this year is to raise $75,000. Last year, 254 teams participated and with 209 registered so far, she’s optimistic they’ll reach their target. “We’re already at 209 (teams) and the event is still a month away so we think it’s going to be a good year,� she remarked. “We’re hoping. Lanark County hasn’t let us down yet.� Miller said the event brought in a little over $75,000 last year with 750 bowlers participating, but the agency wanted to keep a conservative goal. All of the funds go directly to support BBBS and reflects 20 to 30 per cent of its annual programming budget. “(The funds) go right to mentoring programs and the great thing is that all our sponsors cover the costs for the event, the printing, prizes and advertising, so every dollar that comes in through pledges goes straight to men-

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Upper Canada school board forming partnership with school district in France News – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is forming a partnership with a large national school district in France that could involve cooperative projects between schools here and in France, teacher exchanges, and joint studies of teaching approaches between the two districts. Christian Caron, director of International Affairs for L’Academié de Lyon, a large school district serving 600,000 students in the Lyon area of France, visited the board last week to discuss a partnership and to examine the programs and teaching approaches used by the UCDSB.

Caron said the exchange program has been established by the French government because studies have revealed that French students are having difficulty with languages. Among other advantages, the exchanges may reveal ways the French system can improve how its students learn foreign languages such as English. The Lyon district already has partnerships established with school districts in England and Scotland for the same purposes. “In France, we have a difficulty with foreign languages and we want to set up partnerships with other

countries to give us an opportunity to improve our instruction of languages and to be able to exchange cultures and points of view,” said Caron. The French district is also very interested in UCDSB programs to help students at risk of dropping out, said Caron. During his three-day visit last week, Caron attended three Upper Canada schools and the board’s Brockville office. The French official visited Vanier Public School for a professional learning exchange or “hub” to look at ways to improve instructional

practices in math. He travelled to Brockville Collegiate Institute to study secondary teaching practices, and visited the board head office to examine ways we help struggling students achieve success. He also toured Westminster Public School to study that school’s successful French immersion program. Caron is now back in France and will work to set up partnerships between the Lyon district and the UCDSB. The nature of the exchanges will be up to individual schools within the French district with Caron acting as a facilitator establishing the

framework to allow schools to set up their own programs. “They will set up the exchanges to achieve what they think is required,” explained Caron. Tim Mills, director of International Education for the UCDSB, said he is excited about the partnership. “I think it will offer an exciting exchange of ideas and both of our boards will learn and get better because of it,” said Mills. “I also think it will afford some exciting opportunities for our students.” Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board.

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Tractor talk Community – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County held its annual Collectible Toy Show and Sale at the Almonte Civitan Hall Jan. 25. Left, selling farm tractors and Hot Wheels Montster Trucks, John and Andrew Noonan have come to the toy show for the last six years. Photo by TARA GESNER

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Minister Bob Chiarelli addresses propane shortage issue Editor’s note: The following is a Jan. 27 letter by Ontario Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli to federal Minister of Energy Joe Oliver, on the propane supply issue in Ontario. DEAR EDITOR: This letter is to inform you of my understanding of the impacts of the recent propane shortage in eastern Ontario and to understand what action your government has or intends to take on this matter of importance to Canadians. Since mid-December, there have been reports of propane supply shortfalls in eastern Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador and certain US jurisdictions. The main factors appear to be: increased propane demand for crop drying in the fall of 2013 due to a record and wet corn harvest; an earlier and colder than normal start to the winter of 2013-14 which placed increased demand on propane supplies; truck transportation/distribution difficulties relating to the inclement weather and poor road conditions which constrained distribution and residential

deliveries; and the shutting down of the western leg of the Cochin pipeline, which brought propane from Alberta to the US Midwest. Propane prices at both the wholesale and retail level have increased recently in Ontario as they have in Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador and certain US jurisdictions. Given the role of the federal government in protecting consumers and ratepayers with regard to oil and natural gas supply, I would hope that similar efforts will be undertaken to monitor the propane industry which supplies heating fuel for Canadian families across the country. Similar to other commodities whose transport is regulated by the National Energy Board, I would be most interested in understanding your analysis of the propane shortage and, given that it is inter-provincially transported, what measures your government has, or is contemplating See LETTER page 9

COMMENTARY Catching Tankard fever Opinion – The trophy has been handed out, the curlers have gone home and now the Smiths Falls Squash and Curling Club should give themselves a big pat on the back. From Jan. 25 to Feb. 2, the town played host to the 2014 Travelers Tankard Ontario men’s curling championship at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. It’s been a few years in the making, but the host committee put on a wonderful display of hospitality and a professional event that has Ontario Curling Association president Ian McGillis talking about bringing the Tankard back to Smiths Falls. Throughout the week, 11 teams battled it out but only two were left standing for the final Feb. 2. It was between less experienced Team Bice and the seasoned Team Howard and it was a nail-biter, ending on a thrilling note when Howard missed his last shot in the tenth end, handing the victory, and a berth in the Tim Hortons Brier in March, to the young team. As it’s their first provincial championship, one can be certain members of the Bice team won’t soon forget Smiths Falls. Communities throughout Lanark County also experienced the economic spin of having the provincial curling championship held here. Hotels were booked solid in Smiths Falls, Perth and Carleton Place and those visitors likely sampled what our local shops and restaurants had to offer during their stay here. With the Tankard now over, the curling club’s budget has received a boost thanks to additional revenue from the event and its youth curling program has been infused with $4,000 courtesy of proceeds from the 50/50 draws all week long. Perhaps it will help breed someone new to one day replace Glenn Howard or Mark Homan. Congratulations to the 2014 Travelers Tankard host committee and the Smiths Falls Squash and Curling Club on the successful event. You’ve done your town and county proud.

Homemade sauerkraut was a delicious specialty of Father’s Lifestyle – As far as Father was concerned, he was the only one who knew how to properly cook sauerkraut. He said (getting a dig in at Mother about her heritage, which was far removed from his German ancestry) you had to have good German blood running in your veins to turn out edible sauerkraut. I had no idea what blood had to do with it, but I had to admit I liked Father’s sauerkraut better than Mother’s. It all came from the same barrel, but whatever Father did to it, we all ate it with great gusto. That is, all except my cousin Ronny who visited regularly from Montreal. He hated sauerkraut regardless who cooked it, and he took to hiding it all through the house, even prying off a bedroom baseboard one time to stash it away. But for the rest of us, when Father worked his magic at the Findlay Oval, there wasn’t a scrap leftover for another meal! After the barrel of shredded cabbage had been allowed to sit in the hot kitchen until it was well fermented, the barrel was rolled out to the summer kitchen

where the innards formed into a solid mass of ice. For reasons which always escaped me, I was the one who had to go out with the granite basin and an ice pick and hack away until I had enough for a meal. When Father was doing the cooking, I stacked the basin high, knowing full well it would take a heap to fill the big iron fry pan he would be using. It was bitterly cold in the summer kitchen, so I dressed for the elements, wearing mitts to hold the chisel or ice pick to chip the frozen sauerkraut, bringing it in to Father just before he was ready to pop it into the fry pan. First he would have fried (in bacon fat, of course) a heaping mound of onions, well laced with black pepper. I would stand well away from the stove as Father, with his bare hands, would scoop up the sauerkraut, slap it into the sizzling pan, as I waited for the whole thing to explode into flames. Of course, it never did, but the hissing was enough to give me concern. All the time, he would be plugging Vice President & Regional Publisher Mike Mount mmount@perfprint.ca 613-283-3182, ext. 104

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more wood into the Findlay Oval to keep the stove roaring hot. Once the frozen sauerkraut melted, he would stir the pan with the big wooden spoon, mixing in the fried onions. Father never left the stove, stirring all the time, until the liquid in the pan was gone. Then he would scoop up heaping tablespoons of butter and plop that on top of the sauerkraut. It too would have to be worked in, until all that was left were the fried onions and sauerkraut which by then had turned a golden brown. He would shift the big iron fry pan to the back of the stove, on top of the reservoir, and say, “alright, bring your News Editors: Laurie Weir, Joe Morin, Ashley Kulp REPORTERS: Howaida Sorour, Tara Gesner, Desmond Devoy, Kelly Kent, Jennifer Westendorp DISTRIBUTION: Lori Sommerdyk, 613-283-3182 ,ext. 138 CLASSIFIEDS/REGIONAL ROUNDUP: Fax: 613-283-5909 Judy Michaelis Email: jmichaelis@perfprint.ca Lee Ann Gilligan Email: lgilligan@perfprint.ca

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plates.” And we’d line up at the stove while father dished out his special dish. There would be more butter on the table, right beside the spoon holder, and of course, we would scoop up a goodly portion and plop it on top of the sauerkraut, and watch it melt into Father’s wonderful main dinner course. Of course, there would also have to be meat for this meal. No supper was ever complete without meat. Often it would be salt pork simmering on the back of the stove in another big fry pan, or Mother would have a cookie sheet of homemade sausages baking in the oven with sliced apples around them. Father said the apples spoiled the taste of a good sausage. But Mother said if he was going to make German sauerkraut, then she would serve apples with the sausages, since that was a French custom she learned from her own mother. And so the two nationalities would come together at the Findlay Oval. Even though Mother often tried to duplicate Father’s way of frying the sauerkraut, it never quite tasted the same. ADVERTISING SALES: ADVERTISING SALES CO-ORDINATOR Andrea McMurtry SALES: Cheryl Johnston, Sharon Sinfield, Kathy Perreault, Kevin Hoover, Jamie Rae-Gomes Email: emcsales@perfprint.ca Fax: 613-283-9988 THE DEADLINE FOR DISPLAY ADVERTISING IS MONDAY 4:30 PM

Before Mother moved to the backwoods of Renfrew County to marry a farmer of German heritage, she knew little of the foods Father was used to. It didn’t take her long to learn how to stuff ground pork into well-washed skins, get roasts ready for the smoke house, do down a barrel of dill pickles with big cloves of garlic, and help get the cabbage ready for the sauerkraut barrel. It took her much longer to get used to making headcheese, and blood pudding. I would be as far away from the kitchen as I could get while both were being made, because watching the pork head, and the pan of blood being prepared, turned my stomach inside out. I drew the line over both, and often would settle for a hard-boiled egg instead, while the rest of the family ate up both with gusto. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to https://www. smashwords.com and type Mary’s name for e-book purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at wick2@sympatico.ca. • Advertising rates and terms and conditions are according to the rate card in effect at time advertising published. • The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for damages arising out of errors in advertisements beyond the amount charged for the space actually occupied by that portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred, whether such error is due to negligence of its servants or otherwise... and there shall be no liability for non-insertion of any advertisement beyond the amount charged for such advertisement. • The advertiser agrees that the copyright of all advertisements prepared by the Publisher be vested in the Publisher and that those advertisements cannot be reproduced without the permission of the Publisher. • The Publisher reserves the right to edit, revise or reject any advertisement.

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undertaking to address and remedy the shortages and the accompanying price spikes. The wholesale price of propane at Sarnia rose by 109 per cent between Oct. 4, 2013 and Jan. 24, 2014, to a record high of 71.5 cents per litre. National Energy Board analysis shows that propane inventories in primary underground storage in eastern Canada (Sarnia and Windsor area) were 26 per cent lower at the beginning of January 2014 than they were at the same point in January 2013. During these coldest months of winter, Canadians are concerned about the availability and cost of propane. This issue has been exacerbated by the lack of public information. Given the National Energy Board’s role in monitoring propane

supply and pricing, I would appreciate it if you could ask the National Energy Board to report publicly on the potential shortage and pricing spikes. If your government does not intend to take any action, it would be most helpful for you to let me know as soon as possible, as Ontario, and potentially other provinces or territories, may need to take appropriate action. However, Ontario would prefer a pan-Canadian response. To that end, I would like to request that a teleconference of provincial and territorial ministers’ responsible for energy be convened with you at the earliest opportunity to discuss this issue. Bob Chiarelli Ontario Minister of Energy

Health unit offers free food handling training Community – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has updated its food handler certification course and is pleased to offer these new food safety training sessions at no cost. Registration is open to operators and employees of food premises and those seeking employment in the food industry. Free access to current food safety strategies benefits the community as a whole as the food sector provides jobs for many residents of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark counties. The health unit supports safe, locally

produced food and by offering relevant food safety training for our local food businesses, the health unit moves closer to achieving goals laid out in the strategic plan “Moving Upstream”. Participants will receive a package of course materials and upon achieving a minimum of 70 per cent on the post course exam, will receive a wallet sized certified food handler certificate. This credential is accepted by all health units in Ontario and is valid for five years.

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“The partnerships we’ve developed in the last few months have enabled us to be more visible in the community,” she said, noting The Table Community Food Centre in Perth, Canadian Tire’s JumpStart program and the Smiths Falls Local Immigration Partnership as examples. “(Partnerships) have helped us reach more children in a different way. We can spread our resources out there and share the load with other agencies.” As they continue to grow, Miller said BBBS is always looking for more volunteers to either mentor a child or help in some other way. The organization can tailor the number of hours to suit volunteers. “Historically, maybe the thought of volunteering with us has been daunting for people, to find three to five hours a week, and it’s a longterm match with a child. We still look for those volunteers, which is at the heart of who we are, but that being said, volunteers interests are

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event over the years for a reason: it works. Their retention rate for teams is high, with 22 having signed up to return this year so far. “When you’ve run an event more or less exactly the same for 34 years in a row, it defines who you are,” she said. “I think people now come to us to participate in the event, which is a really neat thing. People can become part of the community and realize the value of the event for themselves, also.” The support of returning teams is gratefully accepted, but the organization is also always looking for new ones to come on board. “…In five years we’ve gone from raising $50,000 to almost $80,000 in 2013. These new teams are bringing that (number) up and we’re really thankful to the community for that. People stand by us,” Miller said. Increasing visibility BBBS is just coming off a milestone year in 2013. The national organization celebrated its 100th anniversary, while locally in Lanark County, the agency marked its 40th year. Miller said part of the key to success has been the formation of partnerships with other organizations and businesses.

changing,” she stated. “People can volunteer for an hour or two a week. The commitment is less so we see volunteers stepping forward more. It’s a strategic move.” The agency is also in the midst of launching five different Game On! programs, which provide recreational activities to youth, in Lanark County schools. “We want to stay true to who we are…and we will continue to offer school-based programs,” Miller explained. “We’re in 17 of 26 schools in Lanark County offering programming and support, which is key.” At the end of 2013, BBBS also passed its five-year accreditation and looking forward to the future, Miller said they will “continue to meet the needs” of the county. In fact, according to a survey by Boston Consulting Group, BBBS mentoring programs have a return on investment of 18 to one, meaning every dollar spent on mentoring brings $18 back into the community.

“There are still 25 kids waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister,” she noted. Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister can be rewarding, Miller said. Volunteers go through a screening process and police background check and are matched with a child based on similar interests. “It all boils down to the simple power of friendship. You don’t have to be young, you don’t have to be old. We have a Big Sister who is 82,” she stated. “Everyone has a role to play.” “If you’re interested in your community and seeing your community thrive and making a difference, we can work around your schedule,” Miller added. BBBS offers traditional one-on-one mentoring, inschool mentoring, and group mentoring programs. To register a team in the 2014 Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake, call the BBBS office in Smiths Falls at 613283-0570 or visit www.bigbrothersbigsisterslanark.ca.

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SATURDAY FEB 8, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 14 Oak St. – $149,900 MLS: 891792 ***LINDA McKENNA 613-485-0576

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SATURDAY FEB 8 12:00 PM-2:00 PM 1509 Drummond Conc 6B – $129,900 **MARK LEE 613-812-1017

4756 Hwy. 43, Smiths Falls – $219,000 ***BRIAN CAVANAGH 613-812-0229

346 Elliott Road, Tay Valley – $454,900 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363

334 Station Rd., North Elmsley – $369,900 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467 R0012531850_0130

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REAL ESTATE 2 Wilson Street East, Perth

613-264-0123 1-800-552-7242

SETTLEMENT REALTY

email: info@ColdwellBankerPerth.com www.ColdwellBankerPerth.com

BROKERAGE EACH OFFICE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED

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OPEN HOUSE SAT FEB 8 1-2 PM

NEW LISTING

This cosy log home…priced to sell at $267,500 features a cosy corner stone fireplace in the living room, kitchen dining combo, 3 season sunroom, 3 bedrooms, Master with ensuite, 2 car garage, and finished basement with propane fireplace… don’t miss it and only minutes from Heritage Perth.

Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 www.cathiemccabe.com

PERFECT FOR COMMUTERS

Perthshire – Bungalow Condo $239,900

1011 Drummond School Rd.

322 Gardiners

Welcome to Perth’s only bungalow condominium development. Friendly atmosphere, recreation hall for social activities & neighbourhood gatherings, walking distance to downtown, golf & community parks. This end unit ‘stirling’ model is in excellent condition. Large corner location with mature trees & privacy fence in the back & side yard is most desirable. Bright, spacious eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, master bedroom with his & hers closets, 4 piece bath & living room with patio door to a lovely 3 season sunroom. Lower level is finished including family room, bedroom with 3 piece ensuite bath, studio with double closet plus unfinished storage/utility area. Laundry is conveniently located on main level. Central air, paved driveway, attached single car garage. Condo fees 270.00 per month. MLS# 092101003507532 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215 Sherisells.ca

NEW LISTING 260 Bathurst Con 6

$249,000 Perfect for commuters to Ottawa with great combo of easy Highway 7 access and private country quiet and only 10 minutes to Perth. Updated 3 + 2 bedroom raised bungalow. Open concept, walkout lower level family room. Lots of yard for kids, pets, gardeners. MLS# 880289

Call Barbara Shepherd Cell 613 326-1361

NEW LISTING 1266 Rideau Ferry Rd.

$172,900 great starter home! Nice location only a couple of minutes to town. Pretty 1 acre lot with double driveway & turn around, horseshoe pits & storage shed. The house is neat & tidy with brand new thermopane windows & exterior doors. The original house was 3 bedrooms but one has been opened up to make a lovely sized master bedroom with 2 windows & 2 double closets. 2nd bedroom is a good size with double closet, new laminate floor, drywall & colonial trim & doors in both bedrooms. Bright living room with open rail to lower level & south facing picture window. Efficient kitchen & dining area with double sized pantry cupboard at back foyer, 4 piece bath on main level. Basement has good ceiling height, studded walls, spray foam on exterior walls, drycore flooring added through whole area. Front and back decks. MLS# 091191602507203 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215 sherisells.ca

$189,000 2 Minutes to the public boat launch at rideau ferry! 10 Minutes to either Perth or Smiths Falls. Solid 4 bedroom home on lovely treed lot. Huge country kitchen with new cabinets, counter top & flooring. Local wood highlights the walls & floor of the spacious living room & the new propane stove does a bang up job of keeping this room cozy. Upper level bedrooms all have closets & there is a 4 pce bathrm. Nice mudroom coming in from the driveway that leads to a good sized laundry/storage room. New vinyl siding on back addition, insulated detached workshop plus newly constructed 2 car garage with 2 doors on front & 3rd door at back. Vinyl thermopane windows, steel roof, paved driveway, breaker panel, septic approximately 22 years old. MLS# 091990801520800 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215 sherisells.ca

RURAL MINUTES TO PERTH! 1253 Powers Road

GREAT LOCATION FOR COMMUTERS 882 Ferguson Falls $289,900

$229,900 Quiet rural setting, only 10 minutes to Perth! This well kept side split, with double car attached garage sports a propane fireplace in bright cheery living room, and a cozy woodstove in the family room. Large kitchen/dining. MLS#091191101502008 Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 www.cathiemccabe.com

CLOSE TO PERTH

CHRISTIE LAKE LOTS

$379,000 Love antiques? Unique salt box reproduction home built in 2004 in private country location less than 10 minutes to Perth. Three bedrooms, stone fireplaces, exposed beams, country kitchen, spacious rooms. Ideal for family and entertaining. MLS # 879867

CHRISTIE LAKE LOTS TO BE SEVERED

Call Barbara Shepherd Cell 613 326-1361

NEW LISTING 261 Trillium Dr., Dock on Otty Lk.

1. Approximately 6 acre building lot. 2. Sandy beach lot with 226 feet of waterfront. 3. Elevated lot with small sandy beach area and deeper, rocky shoreline – 900 feet of waterfront. Barbara Shepherd Cell – 613 326-1361

Live life in the country with an easy commute to Perth or Carleton Place and just minutes from Highway 7 to get you into Ottawa. This high ranch bungalow has had extensive interior updates with new kitchen, flooring and paint and is bright and inviting. Mudroom off the back deck has loads of space for coats and boots and a separate laundry area off the kitchen which expands to the dining area and living room. Enjoy evenings in the screened porch. This 2+2 bedroom home with bright, finished basement is a lovely family home not to be missed! MLS# 94093403501201 Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 www.cathiemccabe.com

$379,000 Gorgeous estate sized 4 acre treed lot located in a lovely established subdivision - Maple Glen Estates. Mature trees highlight the property & there’s shared ownership of a 2 acre recreational area on Otty Lake with boat launch, beach & bbq area, picnic tables, & your own boatslip/ dock. This quality constructed brick bungalow in excellent condition is highlighted by ash floors, new corian counter tops, maple cabinets & patio door in eat-in kitchen, efficient wood burning fireplace in living room. 3 Bedrms, master with 3 pce ensuite & walk-in closet. Main fl laundry, 3 season south facing pine accented sunroom. 2 Family rms, 3 pce bath, excellent storage & walk-out in full basement. Central air, generator panel, new propane furnace, & windows. Paved circular drive. separate 30 x 38 workshop/ garage with loft storage. MLS# 091990802037505 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215 sherisells.ca

PERTH AND AREA’S NUMBER ONE SALES TEAM!

Sheri Mahon-Fournier* Andrew Rivington* 613-812-1215 613-812-3280

Bob Ferguson* 613-812-8871

Joanne Bennell* 613-812-0505

Barbara Shepherd* 613-326-1361

Christian Allan* 613-207-0834

Oral Pretty* 613-264-0123

Julia Scotland** 613-390-0401

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Norene Allan* 613-812-0407

Cathie McCabe* 613-284-6263

Michael Cardiff* 613-285-0655

Sales Representative* Broker** Broker of Record***

Drea Scotland* 613-390-2373

Paul Martin*** 613-264-0123


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www.tanyaevoy.ca NEW PRICE $229,900

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NEW LISTING $183,800

OPEN HOUSE SUN FEB 8, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 37 Catherine St., Smiths Falls

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TANYA EVOY

metro-city realty ltd., Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated

www.barbaracouch.com 613-596-5353

Sales Representative

613-253-0518

Supporter of the Children’s Miracle Network

258 STONEWOOD DR, BECKWITH TWP

1 TODD COURT, SMITHS FALLS

AN EXCITING EXEC BUNG NESTLED IN PRESTIGIOUS “SUNSET WOODS ESTATES”, offers a majestic Open Con Design with soaring vaulted ceilings, a OPEN HOUSE stunning 20k stone SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1-3 PM FFP, accentuated by a dramatic Palladian window. The warm color palette, chic Granite KIT/Island & formal Dining space create the ideal atmosphere for entertaining. A dreamy Master offers Dbl Dr Entry & gorgeous 5pc Ens/ Walk-In closet. A SUNLIT LL FAM RM GREAT FOR KIDS TO PLAY & GROW! MLS: # 870564

PRESTIGIOUS NEIGH-BOURHOOD, MINS TO TOWN! What is there not to love about this enchanting, upscale custom Bung? Subtle pizzazz, enhanced by an architect’s careful attention to functionality, creates a dynamite effect, found only in this calibre 0f home. You will be inspired by the stunning Granite that acts as a rich, warm backdrop thruout this opulent open concept living space. Wow! Palladian windows, amazing Hrd. SEE YOU SUNDAY! MLS: # 875250

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REAL ESTATE

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GREAT FAMILY HOME, 3 bdrm, 2 bath just outside of Almonte. Spacious living and dining rms., bright country kitchen, main family room and laundry. Updated windows, roof (50 yr. war.)

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1-3 PM

DELIGHTFUL BUNGALOW!! Walk everywhere, spotless home on oversized fenced lot. Open concept perfect for entertaining. Step saving main level laundry. Master bdrm complete with walk in closet and ensuite featuring oversized shower. Visit Mona Irwin for your personal tour.

MLS 891605

Joy 613-371-2475 www.joyneville.com

5859 MARTIN ST. N.

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115 THOBURN ST.

BRAND NEW LISTING!!! Your new home awaits! Cute century

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Private location mins. to Almonte on a treed 7.57 acres. Uniquely built 2007 Nudura wall system (ICF). Relax on front verandah and watch the wild life. Small outbuilding and pasture

home with gingerbread welcomes your family. 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, hardwood and wood trim. A large fenced yard with deck. Main floor laundry. Beautifully decorated - come visit at the Open House! 154 AUGUSTA STREET, ALMONTE

MLS 896596 Joanne Beaton 613-407-4309 www.joannebeaton.ca

MLS 892105 $345,000 Leo Carlucci 613-761-0711 www.leocarlucci.com

887 CLAYTON ROAD

SPECTACULAR CUSTOM 4 BEDROOM! Fantastic value for the one-of-a-kind home in quiet family area. Gorgeous private treed lot east of Almonte. Hardwood and softwood floors. Incredible great room with vaulted ceilings and beautiful stone floor to ceiling fireplace. Kitchen complete with quality appliances. Call Mona Irwin for additional details.

MLS 872787 Call 613-256-1860 or 613-875-3053

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MLS 892134 $327,900 Leo Carlucci 613-761-0711 www.leocarlucci.com

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Relax on your wrap around verandah in this country setting mins to Almonte. 3+1 bdrms, 3 baths, private rear yard with above ground pool and detached garage/workshop.

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235 DUFFERIN RD, PERTH EDGE OF PERTH Charming country colonial home + separate Granny suite (approx 800sq ) ideal for extended family/office/studio/workshop. Beau ful 1 acre lot, in-ground pool. $349,900. Call Jennifer Glazier 613-812-8114

BASS LAKE Great swimming, 3 bedroom quality home. High ceilings, open plan concept, main floor laundry, wood stove & walk out basement. $539,000.

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FALLBROOK Lovely, private 3+1 bd bungalow. Lrg addi on with rec rm & private entrance. Heated workshop plus single car garage. Mins. to Perth. $224,900.

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PERTH Custom built, 3+1 bed bungalow on lrg country lot, in-ground pool, hot tub. L/L rec room w/3 pc bath. $399,900.

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CARDINAL Great starter or re rement 2 bed 1 bath bungalow on private dbl lot. Close to St Lawrence River. $152,900.

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164 MAPLE STREET, LANARK HIGHLANDS 2+1 bd bungalow on gorgeous landscaped lot, deeded access to Dalhousie Lk, private backyard, finished lower level. Det. Insul/heated gar/workshop. $209,900. Call Sheri D’Aoust 613-812-9344

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70 BROCK STREET S., PERTH 4 bed, 2 bath bungalow close to schools, churches and downtown shopping. Extra deep lot 202 . Updated windows, shingles & paved driveway. $234,900. Call Paul Gordon 613-390-2281

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324 DALHOUSIE CON 1A, LANARK HIGHLANDS 2+1 bed custom built 7 yr old country bungalow on 6 acres. Finished lower level, sunroom, deck. Dbl a ached garage plus detached gar/ workshop. $349,900. Call Paul Gordon 613-390-2281

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SILVER LAKE Let this solar business help pay your mortgage– 17 year OPA contract. Business, Home and Equestrian Paradise with views of Silver Lake. $499,900.

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181 ROBERT RUN, CHALOA ACRES SOUTH 2km to Perth! Charming home on 2.5 acres backs onto Crown land /overlooks Jebb’s Creekdeeded access to Jebb’s Creek/O y Lake! Many upgrades since 09. $312,500. Call Jennifer Glazier 613-812-8114

FALLBROOK Picturesque tranquil se ng on the banks of the Fall River for this 4/5 bed beau ful well maintained Victorian home, dbl garage. Modern ameni es. $299,500.

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10 SCOTT CRESCENT, PERTH Quality built home on low traffic street. Center split home, 2 bdrm upper level, lower level family rm & bdrm. Upgraded kitchen plus a 3-season sun room. $269,900. Call Paul Gordon 613-390-2281

WESTPORT Extensively upgraded 3 bed 2 bath home – EnerGuide 70+. Seller offering $2,000 cash back for March closing. Why rent when you can own? $147,500.

Whatever loca on you’re looking for Whether you’re upsizing, reloca ng or downsizing Whether you’re a 1st me Buyer, a family or a senior Why not visit our friendly staff at 61 Gore St. E. Perth who will be happy to assist you with any real estate requests or needs.

COMMERCIAL BUILDING Great Investment property, 4 units rented/ leased out. Popular tourist area-located in Balderson. Well maintained building. $675,000.

Call 613 267 2221

DREAMS FOR SALE - CHOOSE WISELY… CHOOSE THE EMC - 16 - Thursday, February 6, 2014

PERTH Tastefully renovated 3 bed, 2 bath family home in an ideal loca on. Main floor laundry, detached garage, nice yard. Move in ready! $215,000.

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9TH, 1:00 – 2:30 PM 22 BAY ROAD, LOMBARDY 3 bed bungalow on beau ful lg lot, hot tub rm w/pa o doors to deck. Games rm w/bar. Close to golf courses. $239,900. Host: Randy Cavanagh 613-464-1000

96 DRUMMOND STREET EAST, PERTH 2-story charmer on pre y corner lot - lovely front porch, spacious foyer, cheerful country kitchen, 4 bedrms, handy mudrm, main flr laundry. $179,900.


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706 ST LAWRENCE STREET – $246,333

7515 ROGER STEVENS DR – $134,000

23 ELM STREET – $174,900

2999 HWY 43 – $497,000

8 BASSWOOD CRES - $369,900

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49 PINE ST. – $165,900

143 RIDEAU FERRY RD – $299,900

BRINT ON

4005 TAYLOR RD. – $289,900

LISA RITSKES* FRANCINE REVER*

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NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

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1592 OLD BROOKE RD., PERTH – $209,900

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1218 POWERS RD. – $179,900 ANNA KOWALEWSKI*

NEW LISTING

SATURDAY FEB 8, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

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450 CTY RD 29 – $94,900

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

26 SUNSET DR – $339,900

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2967 HWY 43 – $549,900

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859 MATHESON DR – $269,900

107 LORNE STREET – $224,900

12 DAVIS DR $399,900

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CONDOS STARTING AT ONLY $199,900

12 JAMES ST – $299,900 wendyhillier.com** NEW PRICE

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26 DUFFERIN ST. - $119,900

10944 GILMOUR RD. – $174,900 ANNA KOWALEWSKI*

Large serviced lots, walking distance to all amenities, including large department stores, grocery and hardware stores, and restaurants.

SINGLE FAMILY HOMES STARTING AT ONLY $247,000

OPEN HOUSE EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Kevin Grimes*** Rob Garvin* Andrea Geavreau*

Kevin Grimes Broker of Record 613-283-2121

Jacalyn Feenstra Broker 613-283-2121

Rob Garvin Sales Representative 613-284-6968

Lisa Ritskes Sales Representative 613-285-6611

Francine Rever Sales Representative 613-285-7274

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Anna Kowalewski Sales Representative 613-875-7842

Andrea Geauvreau Sales Representative 613-296-3309

Wendy Hillier Broker 613-285-4476

Jessyka Auclair Sales Representative 613-283-2121

Jennifer McCleery Sales Representative 613-285-5007


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REAL ESTATE

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8 9:30am-10:30am 7 Rideau Ave 10:00am-11:00am 706 St Lawrence St 10:30am-11:30am 7515 Roger Stevens Dr 11:00am-12:00pm 544 Ford Rd 7 Roosevelt Dr 14 Oak St 23 Elm St 11:00am-12:30pm 6 Roosevelt Dr 26 Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rd 44 Crampton Dr 11:30am-12:30pm 981 Hwy 29 6 Strathcona St 2999 Hwy 43 8 Basswood Cres 12:00pm-1:00pm 49 Pine St 12:00pm-2:00pm 334 Station Rd 1:00pm-2:00pm 143 Rideau Ferry Rd 1011 Drummond School Rd 104 Western Ave 3627 Hwy 43 1:00pm-2:30pm 16 Bourke St 823 Kitley Line 1 243 Lera St 126 North Rd 191 Clarchris Rd 20 Cedar Lane 112 Hillier St 2:00pm-4:00pm 6712 Roger Stevens 4005 Taylor Rd 2:30pm-3:30pm 241 Bay Rd

EVELYN LEE REALTY LTD

Smiths Falls

Linda Hewson 613-812-8037

Merrickville

Lisa Ritskes/Francine Rever

Smiths Falls Rural

Jessyka Auclair 613-283-2121

Smiths Falls Rural Smiths Falls Smiths Falls Smiths Falls

Evelyn Lee 613-284-7277 Linda Hewson 613-812-8037 Linda McKenna 613-485-0576 Anna Kowalewski 613-875-7842

Smiths Falls South Elmsley Carleton Place

Kim Mays 613-812-1444 Cole Walker 613-812-0536 Garry Dalgleish 613-880-4434

Smiths Falls Smiths Falls Smiths Falls Rural Smiths Falls Rural

Pauline Aunger 613-285-9158 Lee Hitchins/Connie McNamee Francine Rever/Lisa Ritskes Lisa Ritskes/Francine Rever

Smiths Falls

Jessyka Auclair 613-283-2121

North Elmsley

Jeffrey Weir 613-285-4467

Rideau Ferry Perth Rural Smiths Falls Rural Smiths Falls Rural

Francine Rever/Lisa Ritskes Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 Pauline Aunger 613-285-9158 Connie McNamee/Lee Hitchins

Smiths Falls South Elmsley Smiths Falls North Elmsley Tay Valley Smiths Falls Rural Lanark

Carol Barber 613-285-4887 Kim Mays 613-812-1444 Garry Dalgleish 613-880-4434 Cole Walker 613-812-0536 Brian Cavanagh 613-812-0229 Linda McKenna 613-485-0576 Ivan Hodgins 613-812-0363

Smiths Falls Rural Brinston

Gerry Sequin 613-852-4313 Anna Kowalewski 613-875-7842

Smiths Falls Rural

Lee Hitchins/Connie McNamee

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9 12:00pm-1:30pm 62 Henry St 1:00pm-2:00pm 980 Perth Rd 1:00pm-2:30pm 449 Cty Rd 29 109 Colonel By Cres 22 Bay Rd 1:00pm-3:00pm 258 Stonewood Dr 37 Catherine St 887 Clayton Rd 154 Augusta St 115 Thoburn St 12 Beckwith St E 2:00pm-4:00pm 1613 Crowder Rd 5859 Martin St N 3:15pm-5:00pm 5 Cedar Lane

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Eastons Corners

Garry Dalgleish 613-880-4434

Perth

Ivan Hodgins 613-812-0363

South Elmsley Smiths Falls Smiths Falls Rural

Carol Barber 613-285-4887 Kim Mays 613-812-1444 Randy Cavanagh 613-464-1000

Beckwith Twp Smiths Falls Almonte Almonte Almonte Perth

Barbara Couch 613-596-5353 Tanya Evoy 613-596-5353 Leo Carlucci 613-256-1860 Joanne Beaton 613-407-43-9 Mona Irwin 613-875-3053 George Edwards 613-200-4485

Spencerville Almonte

Gerry Seguin 613-852-4313 Joy Neville 613-371-2475

Rural Smiths Falls

Tanya Evoy 613-596-5353

BROKERAGE Broker of Record / Owner

1 Main Street West, Smiths Falls 613-284-7277 cell eleerealty@gmail.com

613-205-0999

www.evelynlee.ca

Thank you for the referrals of your family, friends and business associates. I appreciate your trust. OPEN HOUSE

NEW LISTING

Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 am-12 pm 544 Ford Road $269,000 MLS: 891329

92 Poonamalie Rd. (off Hwy. 15S) $206,900 MLS: 897534

NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

78 Merrick St., Smiths Falls $209,900 MLS: 893400

574 Hwy. 15 $439,900 MLS: 891918 CONDOS 1&2 BDRM

868 Kitley Line 1 Rd., Jasper $329,900 MLS: 849392

FARM 30 ACRES

OWN YOUR OWN UNIT

26 Pearl Street Unit #303 $89,000 MLS: 885165 Unit #102 $69,000 MLS: 885160

A neighbourhood in transition

HERITAGE LES PRESA R E REGIST EARLY!

COMMONS SMITHS FALLS ONTARIO

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REGIONAL NEWS Used U dC Car & T Truck k Sales Automotive & Light Truck Repairs Quality Service After Sales

Reflections BY JEFF MAGUIRE

is welcoming experienced stylist Brooke Cooper to her salon.

2010 Chev Impala LT Local trade, V6, loaded, silver, 74,000k

2008 Chev Malibu LT Brown, local trade, loaded, 4 cyl., 80,000k

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band members Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and the heirs to the fortunes of the late John Lennon and George Harrison continue to rake in the money. For them the well appears to be bottomless. I know people who don’t like The Beatles of course. But the reality is their music is superior to most of what is out there and half a century after they took North America by storm the proof is in the pudding. Beatles’ music isn’t only saleable, it remains extremely popular. So too does virtually anything associated with the band. The string of related products on the market is mindboggling and, thanks to skilful marketing, the list is growing. New recordings (of old material), rereleases (all 13 of the group’s American albums were reissued last month), games, videos – you name it. That’s not to mention the fact Beatles’ songs became available on the Internet relatively recently. Imagine the money they will make there. By 1966 the Beatles had performed more than 1,400 live concerts, released 15 No. 1 singles, recorded seven albums and had toured the world four times. Incredibly, at the very height of their popularity and without warning, the foursome pulled the plug. They would never tour again. Their last live performance together was on January 30, 1969 when they played on the rooftop of the Apple Records building at 3 Savile Row, London. Other `60s British bands, notably The Rolling Stones, continue to perform live, cashing in on the huge nostalgia market. The Beatles however stand apart. Obviously two of their members are deceased, although that has never been an impediment to bands such as the Stones and The Who. The Beatles music and popularity have stood the test of time. Quite a remarkable feat considering they stopped touring nearly 48 years ago. Beatles’ fans among my readers have probably already seen and heard numerous stories about the 50th anniversary of their first Ed Sullivan appearance as well as the show next Tuesday (Feb. 11) in Washington, D.C. where the group’s initial public concert in the United States (at the Coliseum in the American capital) will be re-enacted. Fifty years after they invaded North America there are a number of interesting Canadian tidbits about The Beatles. John, Paul, George and Ringo were undoubtedly among the most popular performers in the history of the Ed Sullivan Show (originally called ‘Toast of the Town’) which ran from Sunday, June 20, 1948 until Sunday, Raking it in June 6, 1971. But who was Sullivan’s I’m among untold millions of peo- most frequent guest performers during ple who are still lining up to buy BeatSee COLUMN page 21 les’ music. Little wonder surviving

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Lifestyle – This Sunday, Feb. 9 marks 50 years to the day since The Beatles, the most popular rock band in history, made their first North American television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. In conjunction with the Grammy Awards, CBS Television in the United States will celebrate the occasion by airing a two-hour special entitled ‘The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles’ on Sunday night. It wasn’t only the United States that was impacted by The Beatles first televised performance on this side of the Atlantic. Millions of Canadians were also glued to their TVs on that long ago Sunday. Variety shows were big on television at the time and Ed Sullivan’s New York City-based program was equally popular in Canada. In early 1964 I was approaching my teens and rock and roll music had already made a big impression on me. Not surprisingly I was parked squarely in front of the black and white TV in the living room of our home on Elm Street in Stittsville. I will never forget The Beatles performance. Neither will my parents! Before writing this week’s column I asked my mother about her memories of that particular night. She remembers it mainly because I was so excited. Mom still says the quartet with mop haircuts weren’t her cup of tea. In fact she thought – hoped probably – The Beatles would be just another musical flash in the pan. I think it is fair to say most parents at the time couldn’t relate to why their children were so enthralled. Fifty years and billions upon billions of dollars later the verdict is clear. The Beatles weren’t a flash in the pan! Their albums are still front and centre in most music stores and that has never been more true than during the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of their arrival on this continent. On the Saturday morning after that memorable first Ed Sullivan appearance by the Liverpool, England foursome I nearly ran to MacDougall’s appliance and furniture store on Stittsville’s main street. The store had a tiny record section and like most local entrepreneurs the MacDougall’s were smart enough to cash in on a good thing. They had a selection of 45 rpm (single) records released by The Beatles on the Capitol Canada label. I purchased ‘She Loves You’ one of the seemingly endless string of hit singles the band released during their short but stellar career. By the way the song on the flip side (B side) is ‘I’ll Get You’. Later that year I retraced my steps, purchasing my first Beatles’ album ‘A Hard Day’s Night,’ the soundtrack from the motion picture of the same name which was the group’s introduction to the big screen. Fifty years later I am still buying Beatles’ music. During the Boxing Day sales I added two more of their albums to my collection of compact discs. Vinyl records are wonderful keepsakes but CDs are the ticket these days.

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REGIONAL NEWS his 23-year run? The answer, the Canadian comedy team of Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster. They appeared on the program a record 67 times. The Beatles were a hit in Canada a year earlier than in the U.S. Due to the efforts of Paul White, a young Englishman who headed Capitol Records Canada’s new artist and repertoire department, four of their early songs were released in Canada in 1963. Their single ‘Love Me Do’ was introduced here in February ‘63. It sold fewer than 200 copies. White persisted, releasing their next two British singles ‘Please, Please Me’ and ‘From Me to You.’ Those tunes didn’t do well here either. However, in September 1963 the aforementioned ‘She Loves You’ was released in Canada and, as they say today, it went viral. By late December the catchy tune had jumped to No. 1 on the CHUM radio hit parade in Toronto. Ottawa connection Rock music fans in Ottawa and eastern Ontario were also primed for the first visit by The Beatles to this continent. Sandy Gardiner, a reporter who covered the pop music scene for the now defunct Ottawa Journal newspaper, was the first writer in North America to use the term “Beatlemania” in a story printed in early

November 1963. Two weeks later Capitol Records of Canada released the band’s first album which, fittingly, was called ‘Beatlemania! With The Beatles.’ The release here came just three days after the same record debuted in Britain, triggering panic buying by rabid fans there. In the UK the album was titled ‘With The Beatles’. On the front cover of the Canadian version Gardiner’s Ottawa newspaper comments are the first of four glowing reviews about The Beatles. The album cover reads, “The newspapers say a new disease is sweeping through Britain and doctors are powerless to stop it….It’s Beatlemania! This Liverpool group plays to packed houses wherever they go.” In the process Gardiner ensured Ottawa has a small place in Beatles’ history. The US version of the same album, entitled ‘Meet The Beatles’, wasn’t released until Jan. 20, 1964, almost two months after Beatlemania had infected Canadian pop fans. Another interesting note during this 50th anniversary relates to Smiths Falls where this newspaper is produced. At one point in 1964 The Beatles held a lock on Billboard’s Top 5. Yes, five of their songs topped the charts at one time, something which is unprecedented. Capitol couldn’t keep up with the demand for their records. So

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they signed a deal with the former RCA Victor plant in Smiths Falls to press Beatles’ discs. The local firm worked around the clock to fill back orders from across Canada. The Beatles only gave five live performances in this country. They visited Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal (in that order) during a late summer tour in 1964. The group played one show in front of 20,261 fans at Empire Sta-

dium in Vancouver on Saturday, Aug. 22, 1964. On Monday, Sept. 7 they appeared twice in one evening at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, thrilling a total of 35,522 people. The next day (Sept. 8) they played two more shows at The Forum in Montreal. Those performances were witnessed by 21,000 “Beatlemaniacs.” The Beatles are such a remarkable story. They are easily the most

popular rock band in history and one of the most influential. Their commercial success continues unabated. Little wonder the 50th anniversary of their first appearance in North America is generating so much interest! If you have a comment or question for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at: jeffrey.maguire@rogers.com.

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Many reasons could be behind service engine light coming on Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hello, I drive a 2007 Mazda CX7. The problem I have is with the engine light always being on. In the past year, the light has come and off but it has only been in the past three months that it is on constantly. I regularly take it in for oil changes. They have changed spark plugs, and have used some other device to check for problems. Last time I drove off the lot, the light was off, then about 1/2 hour later it came on again. I was told not to worry about it, unless it was flashing. I also check the fuel cap to make sure it is closed properly. I am at my witâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end.â&#x20AC;? D.W. Thanks for the question. A check engine light can come on for over a hundred different reasons on todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicles and no you shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ignore it until it flashes. From the sounds of things your current service provider may not have the equipment or expertise to handle this specific repair. I would suggest taking it to an authorized dealership or a shop that handles vehicle electronic and computerized systems diagnoses and repairs. Ontario is changing its driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence renewal program for seniors who are fit to drive. Starting April 21, 2014, drivers aged 80 and over will no longer have to complete a written knowledge test. Instead, they will participate in a shorter, simpler renewal program that includes: â&#x20AC;˘ A vision test, â&#x20AC;˘ A driver record review, â&#x20AC;˘ An improved, in-class group edu-

cation session, â&#x20AC;˘ Two short, in-class screening exercises. The new screening exercises are simple, non-computerized tasks that help identify drivers who may need further assessment, such as a road test or medical review. Samples of both exercises are available online (see http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/ dandv/driver/senior-driver-renewalprogram.shtml). The new renewal session is designed to take approximately 90 minutes, or less than half the time of the current program. Ontario drivers age 80 and over must renew their licences every two years. In 2012, more than 117,000 drivers age 80 and older attended a group education session. Ontario is the only province in Canada with a mandatory education component for senior driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence renewal. The current cost of renewal for seniors will remain the same at $32. There is no additional cost for a road test. One thing among many things I count myself blessed with is being surrounded by intelligent, cautious drivers during icy/windy/snowy wintery commutes. The majority of vehicles I encounter on my daily drive are operated by commuting veterans, used to the havoc that Mother Nature and Old Man Winter throw at us every now and then to keep us on our toes. I seldom see drivers tailgating or making unsafe passing maneuvers when the roads are icy or the visibility is poor. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d also freely admit

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that my driving skills would have to take a step up to match those I share my commute with. That being said, recent traffic events during some severe winter weather in Ontario have brought some words of warning from the Ontario Provincial Police. In less than one week 11 OPP cruisers (parked at the roadside) were struck by passing motorists as their officers were attending to other drivers. Three of the 11 resulted in injuries to the officers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to make it very clear; severe weather and poor driving conditions are not the main cause(s) in the overwhelming number collisions weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen these past several weeks. It is the way people are driving in these conditions that jeopardizes the safety of the motoring public and our officers. This irresponsible driving behavior must stop,â&#x20AC;? says OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis. Tip of the week has to do with the effect of driving through deep snow. When driving down an unplowed road with some deep powdery snow, often the wheel rims can become packed on the inside with the white stuff. When you park your vehicle outside after a

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run like this, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not unusual for the brakes to become frozen as the heat from the brakes causes the snow to melt onto the brake calipers where it refreezes with the colder temps. Usually the first couple of brake applications are all it takes to get things working again, but if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re driving on a slippery surface you make find the first stop hard to make as sometimes only one wheel has a working brake. Make sure to pump the brake pedal a few times as you slowly take off to ensure that when you need to stop, you will be able to.

If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to emc@perfprint.ca or directly to bjoeturner@hotmail.com listing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Question for the Car Counsellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 5 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1]. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always promise replies). Yours in service, Brian Turner

Symposium to look at career in policing with OPP News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is preparing for the 2014 Provincial Communications Centres Symposium, Calling out for Communicators, which will take place on March 19 to 20, in Orillia. During the two-day symposium, 30 participants will explore a career in call-taking, dispatch and civilian data entry. The OPP are inviting applications from all men and women who are interested in exploring civilian employment in a provincial communications centre and looking at the OPP as a future employer. During the symposium, in-depth

presentations, mentoring sessions and an on-location tour of the Orillia Provincial Communications Centre will provide a fascinating behindthe-scenes look at frontline and specialized policing services. Participants will stay at the OPP Academy. The application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 16, at 12 a.m. (midnight). Those looking for an exciting career opportunity can obtain information and the application itself on the OPP website at: PCC Symposium 2014 at www.opp.ca. Submitted by the Ontario Provincial Police.

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Featured cat Fiona This buxom beauty has been waiting at the shelter for her forever home since April 2013. Unfortunately, due to the sedentary nature of a shelter stay, (coupled with too many treats given by kind-hearted people) Fiona has gained weight which will need to be corrected once she is in a loving home that can provide

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activity, monitor food intake and eliminate treats from her diet. Fiona is a very loving cat, although she may appear quiet and shy she does adore attention and craves a home with perhaps a senior person that she can curl up with, receive love and attention and the odd petting. Fiona has many years of prime life ahead – she is a youthful 2 ½ years old with a brown tabby coat. Please visit the Almonte Pet Valu location to meet our little princess Fiona.

sending you a clear message: come romp with me in the snow! As strong as he is eager and playful, handsome young Brady will be off and running if you don’t respond quickly enough. Although moderately vocal, he’s very energetic, and needs plenty of exercise to both stimulate and satisfy him. A quick study, he knows most of the basic commands, but still needs more work on his leash skills – although he

does show excellent off-leash potential. Quite sociable around people, he can be slightly cautious with some at first, but it doesn’t take long for him to warm up to them. As he has been reactive to some dogs, Brady would do best in a household with no small children,

small dogs or cats. Where he would thrive, however, is in a household as active as he is – with a host of outdoor activities, such as hiking, to keep him happy and content. Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) is located on Glenview Road, just off Highway 43, about 2 kilometres west of Smiths Falls. The shelter is open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Write to us at P.O. Box 156,

Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1 or contact us at 613-283-9308, or email at shelter@lanarkanimals.ca. Visit our website at www. lanarkanimals.ca. Please also check out www.AdoptADog.TV featuring some of our canines up for adoption. If you have lost a dog or cat please check our website or phone or visit the shelter. If you have found a dog or cat please visit our website to find the number of your local animal control officer.

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Film falls awkwardly between good and bad Trinidad Chicken Pelau a tasty island dish MOVIE: That Awkward Moment STARRING: Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots and Mackenzie Davis DIRECTOR: Tom Gormican RATING: 18A Arts – There are those films that you just know are going to be bad. I was sure That Awkward Moment was going to be one of those films. I was surprised when it wasn’t awful. It wasn’t good, but it wasn’t awful. Upon the breakup of Mikey’s marriage his two best friends, Jason (Zac Efron) and Daniel (Miles Teller), make a pact with him. They swear to stay single, and to enjoy what life has to offer with no attachments. This pact lasts a whole 30 seconds. Daniel is the one always making jokes. He’s a little more self aware than he lets on, but still a bit of a jerk. Then he secretly starts dating one of his best friends, Chelsa (Mackenzie Davis), and it all changes. Mikey is not a jerk. Mikey is a nice guy and his friends mean well, but he’s not ready to start dating. In fact he starts to secretly see his wife hoping they’ll work it out. Jason is a huge jerk. Jason

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goes from girl to girl, night to night never looking for anything more than some fun. Then he meets Ellie (Imogen Poots) and his whole world is turned upside down. Unfortunately he’s completely unable to deal with it. That Awkward Moment goes through the typical stages of a romantic comedy. Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, boy screws it up, and boy wins her back. It’s predictable which is part of what’s at fault with the film. Then again, no one goes to these films because the story is new. They go to see how these characters deal with the challenges of love and relationships. From that perspective the film has its moments. These are some charming characters. They’re quick with their lines, they definitely have some chemistry, and they even get in the occasional laugh. Despite its small charms the film as a whole falls short. It is called That Awkward

Moment, and as the clever title alludes it is one awkward moment after another that falls just short of being funny. While it isn’t horrible it also isn’t anything special. The same is true of most of the cast. Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots and Mackenzie Davis play their roles well, but anyone could have played these parts. Miles Teller manages to steal a scene or two. He’s very funny and one to watch for in the future. I kind of like Zac Efron. He’s surprised me a time or two. As Jason he plays a womanizing jerk really well. Maybe too well. Even with all his charm Jason is a hard character to like. I watched it expecting him to get the girl, but I left thinking she deserved better. That Awkward Moment isn’t the worst film I’ve seen, but that doesn’t make it worth seeing either. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature of the EMC.

Lifestyle – This traditional chicken and rice dish gets its colour and characteristic flavour from browning the chicken in caramelized sugar. Serve with a creamy coleslaw to complete the island meal. Preparation time: 20 minutes Marinating time: at least 15 minutes Cooking time: 45 to 50 minutes Serves: four Ingredients • Eight chicken thighs, bonein and skin removed • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp (5 mL) dried • Three cloves garlic, minced • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper • 2 tbsp (25 mL) vegetable oil • 2 tbsp (25 mL) packed brown sugar • 1 large onion, sliced • 2 cups (500 mL) sodiumreduced chicken broth • 2 carrots, peeled and thickly sliced diagonally • 1 cup (250 mL) long-grain rice • 2 tbsp (25 mL) tomato paste • 1 can (15 oz/425 mL) green pigeon peas*, drained and rinsed • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) hot sauce

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Chicken Pelau, a traditional chicken dish from Trinidad, provides a taste of the island. (optional) Preparation instructions In large bowl, combine chicken, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes or for up to four hours in the refrigerator. In deep, large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add sugar evenly in centre of oil; cook until sugar is bubbly, frothy and dark caramel colour around edges watching closely, two to three minutes. Immediately add chicken and stir constantly with wooden spoon until coated; brown for

about three minutes. Add onion and 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the broth; cover and cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in carrots, rice and tomato paste. Add remaining broth, peas and hot sauce (if using); bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand for about 10 minutes before serving. *Note: Pigeon peas are available in the international section of the supermarket. Pinto beans can be substituted. Courtesy of Foodland Ontario.

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REGIONAL ROUND-UP Any community organization based in our circulation area wishing to list an event of community interest is invited to submit a description of 25 words or less in writing. Admissions or event costs, will not be included. Deadline is Monday at 4:30 p.m. prior to publication date. This service is provided free of charge. Events will be listed no more than two weeks in advance. Write, EMC, P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1, or fax at 613-283-5909 or e-mail: jmichaelis@theemc.ca OR lgilligan@perfprint.ca. Items will be edited as necessary. Please include name, address and phone number.

4th Annual Snow Angel Making Party, Sunday, February 9, 1 p.m at 4381 Wolf Grove Road, Lanark Highlands, 21 km west of the Esso station in Almonte. Bring your cc skis and snowshoes. Aerobic Classes: Every Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. at Almonte Community Centre. Details 613-256-1077. Euchre- 4 hand, Feb. 6, 7:30 pm. Spon sored by the Town & Country Tenants As soc., 375 Country St. Light lunch. 613-256-4179. Euchre at Holy Name of Mary School Gym on Patterson St. in Almonte. Every Wed. 7 p.m. Prizes awarded and light lunch. Felt Workshop at the MVTM, 3 Rosa mond St E., join Maggie Glossop, Sunday, February 23, workshop from 9-4 in the mu seum’s multipurpose room, bring bag lunch and a towel/two. To register: 613-256-3754 ext 6. Deadline is Feb 14. Four Hand Euchre on Thursday, Febru ary 20th, 1 pm at the Upper Hall of the Al monte Legion. Prizes and refreshments. Sponsored by District 7A Senior Games As sociation. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, Feb. 15, Doug & Pam Champagne, 3-7 p.m. Mills Seniors Services, Almonte, Music & Memories lunch program, Tuesday, Feb. 18. Transportation and entertainment pro vided. Call Seniors Services 613-256-4700 or Jean Perry at 613-257-3296. Mills’ Seniors Services- General Diners Lunch. Feb. 11. Mills Office, 67 Industrial Dr. Transportation Provided. 613-256-4700. Mills’ Seniors Services- “Perfect Wed ding”theatre and supper out. Feb. 12. Trans portation Provided. 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. OEYC Playgroup, Monday, February 10 and 24, Holy Name of Mary, 9-noon. Info: 613-2830095. OEYC Playgroup, Thursday, February 13, 20 and 27, Naismith School, 9-2:30. Info: 613283-0095. OEYC Playgroup, Tuesday, February 11, 18 and 25, Holy Name of Mary, 6-7:30 p.m. Info: 613-283-0095. OEYC Playgroup, Tuesday, February 11, 18 and 25, Naismith School, 9-noon. Info: 613283-0095. OEYC Playgroup, Wednesday, February 12, 19 and 26, Holy Name of Mary, 9-2:30. Info: 613-283-0095. Valentines Dance (Legion fundraiser) Friday, February 14, 6:30 refreshments, 7 meal. Dancing 8-12 to GT & The Earth tones. Tickets: 613-256-2142.

50+ Fitness: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. at Canoe Club. Information 613-256-8339. A Brimful of Memories, Vintage Hats and Antique Millinery Sundries, on display February 8 through March 1, Tuesday to Sat urday 10-2, 267 Edmund St. 613-253-7013. Bible Study Group topic “Heavenly Evaluation” Saturday, February 8, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 117 Victoria Street. Bibles/Study Guides provided. Active discussions. Prayer requests welcomed. Breakfast- 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. After 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. masses at St. Mary’s28 Hawthorne. Sponsor: Knight of Columbus. Carleton Place & District Breast Cancer Support Group, February 20th, 4 PM. St. James Parish Hall, Edmond St., Info: 613-253-0450 (Anne) Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society second annual Heritage Day Din ner. February 20. Celebrating the 190th An niversary of the famed Ballygiblin Riots. Tickets: the Museum, Ballygiblins and CP Chamber of Commerce. Carleton Place Orange Lodge meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at 195 Industrial Ave at 8 p.m. Info: Kevin 613-253-5547. Carleton Place Sunset Club meets every

Wednesday, 1 p.m. Legion. Euchre, bid eu chre, games, socializing. Third Wed. each monthshort general meeting, noon. Potluck lunch/ games follows. 613-257-7483. Debtors Anonymous. If you are having problems with money or debt then we can help. 6:30 Tuesdays, St. James Hall, Bell and Edmund Street. 613-216-9008. Euchre, every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of the month. 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: La dies Auxiliary. Bring your friends. Lunch/prizes. 613253-6375. French Playgroup “Plaisirs D’Enfants”. Every Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Beckwith Community Hall (Black’s Corners). 613-253-0008. Ladies Darts, every Tuesday starting 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. OEYC Playgroup, Monday, February 10 and 24, Carambeck Community Centre, 10-11:30 a.m. Info: 613-283-0095. OEYC Playgroup, Thursday, February 13, 20 and 27, Arena, 10-11:30. Info: 613-283-0095. OEYC Playgroup, Tuesday, February 11, 18 and 25, Arena, 10-11:30. Info: 613-283-0095. OEYC Playgroup, Wednesday, February 12, 19 and 26, Carambeck School, 10-11:30. Info: 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre, How To Talk So Kids Will Listen: Wednesday, Feb 19, 26, March 10, 6:30-8:30 pm, Arklan Pub lic School. Pre-registration necessary. 613-283-0095 ext 300. Pre-diabetes information session, Febru ary 18, sponsor: Rideau Valley Diabetes Ser vices, 1:30-4. Doctor’s referral not required. Info: 613284-2558. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192, Carleton Place, monthly breakfast Feb. 8, 8-11 a.m. Everyone welcome. Seniors 50 & over, join the Sunset Club for fun and games, trips, etc. Meeting at Le gion, 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Info: 257-8102. Single Parenting Support Group, Satur day, February 16, 1-4 p.m., 30 Bennett St. Playgroup with snacks for the children. Must call to register 613-259-2182 or 1-866-762-0496. St James Anglican Church Annual Roast Beef Dinner, Sunday, February 16, 6 p.m. sitting. 225 Edmund St. Take-out available. Tickets: Church office or Graham Shoes 139 Bridge St. Urban Forest Advisory Committee meeting. 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers Town Hall. Feb. 20.

KEMPTVILLE Alzheimer Society- Support Group Meetings. 4th Thursday each month, 1-3 p.m. Bayfield Manor, 100 Elvira St. Baby Talk, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeed ing support available. BNI of Kemptville, meeting. Every Tues day 6:45-8:30 a.m. Alumni Hall, Kemptville College (613)863-4853. Kemptville and Area Walking Group, Mon. Feb. 10, Wed. Feb. 12, Friday, Feb. 14, 9:00 a.m. Meet at the North Grenville Mu nicipal Centre. Contact Eva Francoeur 258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. Kemptville Winter Woodlot Confer ence, Wednesday, February 19, 9-3:30 (Doors open for registration at 8:30). W.B. George Centre, Kemptville Campus, University of Guelph. Theme: Evolving Issues & Insights for Woodlot Owners. Register: eomf.on.ca/winter-woodlotconference 613-258-8241. North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Thursday every month. O’Farrell Finan cial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd. 44). 7 p.m. Learn communication/leadership skills. Toddler Program, Arts- Ontario Early Years, Join us on Valentine’s Day, 31 Clothier St (Sanders St entrance) Friday, February 14, 1011. To register call 1-866-433-8933 ext 2374. Toddler Program, Literacy- Ontario Ear ly Years, Join us with your toddler, 18 months to 3 years. 31 Clothier St (Sanders St en trance) Friday, February 7, 10-11. To register call 1-866433-8933 ext 2374.

Valentines Day Turkey Dinner with musi- Sherbrooke St., the second and last Wednescal entertainment, Leslie Hall, 6 p.m. February day of each month, 10 a.m.-noon. In fo: Kathy 14. Tickets: 613-258-2965. (613)283-7795. Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets 7:00 p.m., Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, at Perth Civitan Club. For partner ship contact Bert LANARK Picard 613-267-5305. Bridge, Social- McMartin House, 125 Gore Canadian Hearing Society, Hearing Health St., East, every Friday afternoon. 613-267-3952. Care Clinic, 10-3, Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Lanark Carpet Bowling, Wednesday, February 11, County Community Health Cen tre. Appoint- 12:45 p.m Branch 244 Perth Upon Tay, Royal ment: 613-259-2182. Canadian Legion. Contact: 613-267-6872. Fitness Classes every Monday (except holiCommunity Dinner at St James Angli can days). 9:30-10:30 a.m. North Lanark County Church, 12 Harvey St on Saturday, Feb. 8, 4:30Community Health Centre. 613-259-2182. 6:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. Fun and Fitness Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 Community Dinner, Saturday, am. St Andrew’s United Church. Info: Kara Feb. 15, 4:30-6 p.m. at St Paul’s United (613)259-2182. Church, 25 Gore Street West. Everyone wel Lanark Legion #395 is having their month- come. ly Music Jamboree. All musicians wel come. FebCPHC (Community and Primary Health ruary 15, music 2-5 p.m. Care) Seniors Heartwise Fitness Classes, 50+. Lanark Lodge Pub (3rd Thursday every Every Tuesday, 11 a.m., Perth Civitan Club. month). 2 p.m. Hosted by recreation dept. Info. Certified instructors. Info Donna 613-273-8672 613-267-4225. or Mercedes 613-272-0222. OEYC Playgroup, Thursday, February 13, Ladies Auxiliary General Meeting, Feb. 6. 7 20 and 27, Maple Grove School, 9:30-11:30. p.m. Legion. Unpaid dues still accepted. Info: 613-283-0095. Lanark Lodge Birthday Party (last ThursOEYC Playgroup, Wednesday, February 12, day every month). 2 p.m. Hosted by recreation 19 and 26, Maple Grove School, 9:30-11:30. dept. Info. 613-267-4225. Info: 613-283-0095. OEYC Playgroup, Monday, February 10 and Walking group, every Tuesday morning, 9 24, Dance Studio, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info: 613a.m. from the NLCCHA. Refreshments, exer- 283-0095. cises/speaker after walk. Heather 613-259-2182. OEYC Playgroup, Thursday, February 13, 20 and 27, Perth Library, 10-11:30. Info: 613283-0095. OEYC Playgroup, Wednesday, February 12, MERRICKVILLE 19 and 26, Perth Library, 10-11:30. Info: 613283-0095. Beginning Again Crafts. Lessons in Braided Perth Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dance, Clas Mats, lessons in spinning on wheel or spindle sic Country Music, Perth Legion Auditorium, (spindles to take home). Feb. 9 and 16. Info: 7:30 p.m. February 14. Info: (613)259-2569 or 613-269-4238. (613)283-8703. Guitar Basics Workshop. Saturday,, Feb ruPerth Tay Seniors Meeting. Lions Hall. Feb. ary 8, 1:30 PM. Merrickville Library. All ages! 12. 12 noon. Register at 613-269-3326. Rideau Trail Association, Saturday, Feb ruLego Club, Saturday, Feb. 8, drop-in 10-12. ary 15, Perth Wildlife Reserve by Moon light. Merrickville Library. Ages 4-12. Meet, 6 p.m. Conlon Farm. Leader: Margaret Music by Elise & Company February 7, Lafrance, 613-264-0057, marga ret.lafrance@ 7-11 p.m. Beef supper at 6 p.m. Merrickville Le- bell.net. gion. Riverview Seniors Potluck, Tuesday, FebruMusic by Harry Adrain February 14, 7-11 ary 14th, 12 PM. Meeting/social to fol low. Perth p.m. Pork supper at 6 p.m. Merrickville Legion. Upon Tay, Br. # 244, Royal Cana dian Legion. StoryTime for ages 6 & under, Fridays 10 New members always welcome. a.m. Theme: February 7- Toddler Time-Big & Saturday Jamboree- Royal Canadian Le Little. Merrickville Library. Call 613-269-3326 gion, Branch 244. February 8. Regular Satur day for info. Jamboree in the Members’ Lounge, 2:00-6:00 The Red Dress & Tie Valentine’s Dance, pm featuring music by Harry Adrain and Henry Canadian Diabetes Associa tion/Team Diabetes Norwood. Fundraiser. Friday, Feb ruary 14, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Meets Baldachin Inn Ballroom. Featuring Abandon Thursday evenings at Lanark Lodge. Info. Janet Eden. Tickets: 613-284-9836. 613-264-9139. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Tuesdays 5 p.m. at Community Care. Info: Barbara 613-267-2040. PAKENHAM TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group. Meetings every week. Info./ Musical Evening, Clarence Bowes and location 613-838-4777. Friends. Thursday, February 13, 7:30 p.m. CounValentine Dance & Silent Auction fea turtry View Lodge, 4676 Dark’s Side Road. 613- ing Glenn Silverson Band. Saturday, Feb ruary 624-5714. 15, 8 PM, Clayton Community Hall. Presented Pakenham Horticultural Club, Wednes by St. George’s Anglican Church. Info & tickday, February 19 at 7:30 at St Andrews Unit ed ets- 613-256-9010. Church. Topic: Why Bees Are Disappearing. Valentine’s Dinner- Legion. Feb. 16, 4:30-6 Info: Sherryl 613-624-5307. p.m. Advance tickets at Legion. Info. 613-259Pakenham Square Dance Club Dance Fri- 2257, 613-267-5640. Sponsor: La dies Auxiliary. day Feb. 7, held upstairs in the Stewart ComValentine’s Ham Dinner, Royal Cana dian munity Centre, Dancing 8:00-11:30. Local Legion Br 244, 26 Beckwith St E. Sun day, Febmusicians, door prizes and light lunch provided. ruary 16, Sponsor: Ladies’ Auxiliary. Info: Mae Everyone Welcome. Info 613-256-4126. Craig 613-259-2257.

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4 hand euchre, Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. Alzheimer Society- Support Group Meetings. 3rd Friday each month, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Country Roads Community Health Centre, 4319 Cove Rd. at Hwy. 15 (Port land). Alzheimer Society- Support Group Meetings. 3rd Friday each month, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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Country Roads Community Health Centre, 4319 Cove Rd. at Hwy. 15 (Port land). Bolingbroke Cafe- Friday Feb. 7 , 7-10 pm at ABC Hall (3166 County Road 36). Featured performers: Aiden Wolf and George Reynolds. Mike Erion 613-273-8718 or merion@kingston. net Calling all musicians! A Musician’s cir cle (musicians only) is held weekly, Thursday evenings, 7:00 p.m., ABC Hall in Boling broke (3166 Bolingbroke Rd.). Come out to network with fellow entertainers. Contact Matthew Churchill (613-273-9005). Canadian Hearing Society, Hearing Health Care Clinic, 10-3, Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Portland Community Primary Health Care Building, 2790A Hwy. 15, Portland. Ap pointment 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (toll-free 1-866-498-3933). C.A.R.E. Program for frail adults. (Mon days, Lanark, North Lanark Community Health Center) and (Fridays, CPHC Build ing, 15 Bates Dr.). (613)264-0307. Community Clothing Co-operative, Portland Community Hall. Open every Sat urday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday 1-3 p.m. Community Potluck Dinner and Music Jam. Sat. Feb. 15, ABC Hall, Bolingbroke. Dinner 5 p.m., Open Mike Music 7-10 p.m. 613727-8360. CPHC formally VON foot care clinic, every 1st Thursday of the month. Westport Chiropractic Centre, 39 Bedford St., West port. Appointments required. 613-342-3693, 1-800465-7646 ext. 243. C.P.H.C. formerly V.O.N. mobile clin ic at the Town Hall, Westport. Open to any one needing medical assistance. First Friday of every month, 9:30-2. Appointment (613)803-1710 or walk-in. Dinner & Movie Night, Clayton Com munity Hall, Linn Bower Lane, Clayton. Feb ruary 7. Spaghetti Dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Movie starts at 6:30. Euchre- every Monday afternoon. 1:30 p.m. South Elmsley Municipal Complex. Sponsor: Club 55. Refreshments. Euchre plus Ham & Bean Supper. Feb. 15, Maberly Community Hall. Cards 1:30 p.m., meal 4:30 p.m. Sponsor: Maberly Agri cultural Society. 613-268-2507, 613-268-2730. Friday, February 14, 10-11 a.m. Guthrie House, 10 Perth St., Elgin. Vegetable seeds, indoor seed-starting supplies, tips. Courtesy of Elgin Community Gardeners. Info: call Susan at 613-359-1159. Fun and Fitness Mondays 9:30-10:30, Middleville Community Hall. Info: Kara (613)2592182. Fun and Fitness Thursdays 9:30-10:30, Ferguson Falls Hall. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Fun and Fitness Thursdays 9:30-10:30, Middleville Hall. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Fun and Fitness Wednesdays Lower Mo bility Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., North Lanark Community Health Centre. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Good Food Box available at Holy Trinity, Lombardy. Order by Sunday, Febru ary 9, for pick up on Tuesday, February 18. Info call Vic 613283-4997 or Bob 613-283-0381. Ham and Bean Supper. Boyd’s United Church, Ferguson Falls Rd. Feb. 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Bake table. Takeout. 613-257-7929. Hilltop Jamboree, Sunday, Feb. 9, McDonald’s Corners Agricultural Hall. Doors open noon. Supper 5 p.m. Music starts at 1 p.m. Job Search Resource Centre, job post ings, computer and internet access, resume writing assistance, job search seminars and employment counselling. Guthrie House, 10 Perth St., Elgin. Mon.-Fri. 9-4. 613-359-1140. Karate and Cardio-Kickboxing in Port Elmsley. Karate- Wednesday and Friday evenings. Kickboxing- Thursday evenings. Visit www.portelmsley-karate.com or call 613-2649063. Lanark County Archives 1920 Conc. 7, Drummond (former Drummond Township Office). 1st & 3rd Fri. and 2nd & 4th Sat., 10 a.m.3 p.m. Info: 613-256-3130, (613)267-2232. Music in the Village. An evening of mu sic, fellowship and refreshments. Ashton United See RURAL page 29


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Church. Feb. 15, 7 p.m. Local vocal and instrumental talent. Tickets at door. OEYC Playgroup, Tuesday, February 11, 18 and 25, Rosedale Hall, Montague, 9:30-11. Info: 613-283-0095. Quilting & Sewing Club meets every Thursday, 10 a.m. Montague & District Sen iors Forget-Me-Not Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call (613)283-8482, (613)283-6240. Quilting- every Wednesday. 1 and 7 p.m. McDonalds Corners Rd. Hall. 613-278-2943. Rideau and District Old Tyme Fiddlers Assoc., Valentine’s Day dance, Friday, Feb ruary 14th, 7:30-11:30 PM. Alfred Taylor Community Centre, North Gower. Tickets at the door. Info 613-258-2258 Rideau Trail Association, Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, Winter End-to End Snowshoeing or Skiing. Meet 8:30 a.m. Con tact leader: Bill Murdoch, cell 613-767-4858 to confirm participation and starting loca tion. Ruby Tuesdays- information and support group for women. North Lanark Community Health Centre, every other Tuesday, 1:00-3:00. Info: Sherry (613)259-2182. Shopping bus trip. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month (Feb. 11). Leaving Portland Com munity Hall, 9 a.m. Info./location 613-272-2676. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Breakfast, February 8, 8-11 a.m. at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Spaghetti Night- Feb. 7, 5-7 p.m. Le gion, Br. 231, Portland. Valentines Dance, Saturday, February 15th, 8-12 PM, Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch # 542, Westport. Harry Adrain & Friends, light lunch. Tickets at door. Valentine’s Day Dance- Sat. Feb. 15. 8 p.m.-12. Legion, Westport. Music: Harry Adrain.

SMITHS FALLS Annual Valentine’s Day Supper- Feb. 14, Westminster Presbyterian Church. Social time 4:30 p.m., dinner 5:30 p.m. Tickets: 613-283-6987, 613-283-2318, 613-283-7527. Bariatric Support Group, first Thursday of month, 6:308:30 p.m., at ‘The Link’, at 88 Cornelia St. W., #4A. Support and infor mation regarding gastric by-pass surgery be fore and

after. Info: (613)284-4608 or 1(877)383-2070. Bariatric Support Group, first Thursday of month, 6:308:30 p.m., at ‘The Link’, at 88 Cornelia St. W., #4A. Support and infor mation regarding gastric by-pass surgery be fore and after. Info: (613)284-4608 or 1-877-383-2070. Bingo, every Thursday evening, 7 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Br 95. Info: 283-2690. Bridge Club every Monday night, Legion Br. 95, 7 Main St. E., 7 p.m. Partnership Jan et Sparks 613-283-1957. Chili Lunch- Trinity United Church, 41 Market St. Feb. 16, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tickets at door or can be purchased at the Church Feb. 9. Club 60 meeting every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Birthday party, last Tuesday of every month, 1:30 pm for both. Smiths Falls Legion, Branch 95. Diabetes Check-In, sponsor Rideau Val ley Diabetes Services. Next February 12, 10-12, topic: “Stress Management”. Doctor’s referral not required. Info: 613-284-2558. Diabetes Exercise Group meets every Tuesday and Thursday at Rideau Valley Dia betes Services. 9:30-10:30. Doctor’s referral not required. Info: 613-284-2558. Duplicate Bridge, Tuesday, February 11, Legion, starting at 1 p.m. Partnership Janet Sparks 613-283-1957. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step or ganization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- Febru ary 11, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. Gambling Problem? There is help. Gam blers Anonymous, Tuesdays 7:30-9 p.m. 88 Cornelia St. 613-567-3271. “Let’s Pray” Prayer Line available, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m.- noon. (613)283-3485, (613)2679780 even ings. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Hwy 29 (just past the mall). Walk-ins wel come. Managing Extreme Behaviours with di agnosis of ADHD. Chimo Elementary School. Mon. Feb. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Onta rio Early Years Centre Workshop. Pre-regis tration necessary 613-283-0095 (Ext.300). OEYC Playgroup, Friday, February 14, 21 and 28, OEYC, 9-11. Info: 613-283-0095. OEYC Playgroup, Monday, February 10 and 24, Duncan J. Schoular School, 10-11:30 a.m. Info: 613-283-0095. OEYC Playgroup, Thursday, February 13, 20 and 27, Trinity United Church, 9- noon. Info: 613-283-0095. OEYC Playgroup, Tuesday, February 11, 18 and 25, OEYC, 9-noon. Info: 613-283-0095. OEYC Playgroup, Wednesday, February 12, 19 and 26,

Trinity United Church, 9- noon. Info: 613-283-0095. OEYC Playgroup, Wednesday, February 12, 19 and 26, OEYC, 9-noon. Info: 613-283-0095. Positive Discipline: 6 weeks starting Feb. 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m. CROW. Childcare available. Ontario Early Years Centre Work shop. Pre-registration necessary 613-283-0095 (Ext.300). Sunday Brunch- Feb. 9. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hanley Hall, Upper Floor. Sausage or bacon, scrambled eggs, home fries, beans, toast, juice, tea/coffee. Host: Knights of Co lumbusRideau Council 2444.

Susan Shirley Program, Parent Training courses- Mondays 6:30 p.m. Calvary Bible Church, 15 Beech St. 613-2051643. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group. Meetings every week. Info./location 613-838-4777. Vine Rhymes at Coffee Culture, Satur day, February 15, 7-9 p.m. Food bank items accepted. Info: Helen 613-2842243. Vine Rhymes, Smiths Falls songwriters, poets and story tellers, meet monthly for en couragement and support. Come share your gift. Info: Helen (613)284-2243.

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Cream and green 1951 Mercury coupe a show-stopper! Lifestyle – Sometimes it’s the colour of a car that makes it stand out at a car show, and this is certainly true of the 1951 Mercury coupe owned for the past 20 years by Bernie MacKinnon of Kitchener, Ontario. On Saturday, Aug. 10 last year, Catherine and I were walking around at the big Bothwell Car Show hosted by Old Autos newspaper when she spotted Bernie’s Mercury from three rows away and said: “Look at that cream and green car way over there. We have to go and take a look!” It turned out to be

a 1951 Mercury coupe. Bernie freshened up the finish about 20 years ago, and these are the same colours that adorned the car when it rolled off the assembly line 62 years ago. Bernie was born in 1942 and grew up in the Maritimes and Mississauga before moving to Kitchener. Now retired from driving a transport truck, he has time to spend on his hobbies, including vintage cars and playing hockey three times a week. He calls himself a “Renaissance” man because he is interested in everything, including old cars.

He has bought and sold some collector cars over the years but his 1951 Mercury is a “keeper.” His 12-year-old grandson Adam is glad Grandpa is keeping it because he looks forward to having it some day. The car was stored for some 29 years in North Dakota before

coming to Ontario and had been liberally treated to a ‘50s-style asphalt undercoating which kept the body factory fresh. The interior had suffered some deterioration over the years and has now been completely redone by Bernie’s friend of fifty years, Harold “Butch” Smith of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. The result is immaculate. The car has some popular ac-

cessories, including an outside sun visor, spotlights, locking gas cap cover, fender skirts, windshield washers, and a radio with a rear seat speaker. The only modification the car has received is a new set of radial wide whitewall tires. Otherwise, the car is completely original, right down to the 255 cubic inch flathead V8 under the hood, which has no trouble keeping up with modern traffic. The odometer showed about 40,000 miles when Bernie bought the car, and it is now up to around 50,000. He has driven the car twice across Canada for A&W and loves driving it

to car shows and cruise nights. In July 2013, he participated in the annual “Cruising on King Street” in Kitchener to the absolute delight of 60,000 spectators. After he parked his car, he was interviewed by Rogers TV. His car is becoming a celebrity! I’m always looking for more stories. Email billtsherk@sympatico.ca or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my latest book: “OLD CAR DETECTIVE FAVOURITE STORIES, 1925 to 1965.”

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Manage Your Money in other words, what your employer provides • Defined Benefit (DB) pension plans provide a specific pension amount paid to you for your lifetime after you retire. The amount of a DB pension benefit is set according to your age, length of service, and salary. It may or may not be indexed for inflation. • Defined Contribution (DC) pension plans are also known as money purchase plans and do not guarantee the amount of your future benefits. DC retirement income depends on accumulated contributions and the investment returns earned by these contributions. Source 3: Individual Retirement Plans – in other words, what you will provide When you retire, investments held in your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) can be converted to income in three ways: • A Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) is like an RRSP in reverse. Instead of contributing to it, you withdraw from it. A RRIF

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News - It is official. Tweed Inc. is now a Ministry of Health licensed medical marijuana production facility. Though Tweed only officially received its licence on Jan. 28, it’s already well into production and planning to have its first product ready for sale by April when the new Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes Regulation (MMPR) comes into effect and producers like Tweed become the only licensed source. “That was their intention

from the start,” said Smiths Falls mayor Dennis Staples. “Back in September, they wanted to be in a position to have the product available for April when the new regime starts.” Already one mother room is up and running with hundreds of nursery plants, under the watchful eye of Ryan Douglas, master grower. “We’re looking to produce 25 different strains with different properties,” said CEO Chuck Rifici. That’s a big jump from the initial five strains the company had

mentioned in earlier interviews. “Carrying a wide variety of strains, ensuring we have medicine available when patients need it, and providing unparalleled support to customers is what will guide our company,” said Douglas, in the original press release following the licence announcement. The various strains will have different levels of THC and Cannabidiol and there is, according to Rifici, already enough information to point towards how different properties can best be applied to patient needs.

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“We will have information available to help patients with that choice,” said Rifici, “but like any medication, people may have to try different strains to find the right one for them.” Tweed is now the fifth company to receive a licence from Health Canada to become a commercial supplier of medical marijuana under the new MMPR. In the past people were al-

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News – MPP Randy Hillier is calling for more information from the propane industry to prevent a repeat of this winter’s propane shortage. The local MPP charged that, during a recent conference call amongst MPPs and the Canadian Propane Association (CPA), one of “my big problems has been getting facts and figures. The only real facts I can find is that at the start of the home heating oil season, in Sarnia, they were 32 per cent below historical levels,” said Hillier, during a telephone interview on the morning of Jan. 17. In an email exchange with The Perth Courier later in the month, Allison Mallette, manager, research and communications with the Canadian Propane Association (CPA), replied to Hillier’s assertion, by writing that the “CPA doesn’t track or provide analysis on supply. Underground inventories are collected and reported by the National Energy Board (NEB),” which compiles inventory listings published online. “In its winter outlook, the NEB stated at the beginning of October, Canadian propane inventories were 1.5 million cubic metres, only slightly below the five-year average, effectively recovering from the very low levels reported at the end of the previous heating season in April 2013,” she wrote. “North American propane inventories were expected to be adequate to cover demand during the heating season. ” More specifically, Hillier wants to be able to see information on production levels, domestic demand, as well as import and export levels, which

he claims other fuel providers are able to make public, report publicly. “They either don’t have the information or they are not willing to share it,” said Hillier. “There are still shortages…to all the retailers. It’s widespread. When people are out of propane, it is a problem.” To this, Mallette replied that the “CPA does not collect this data from our members,” but that the NEB does publish export data, as well as production and demand numbers online. She also pointed to Statistics Canada which “publishes annual statistics for propane production, demand, imports and exports,” which are also available online.

“When people are out of propane, it’s a problem.” RANDY HILLIER MPP FOR LANARK, FRONTENAC LENNOX & ADDINGTON

Hillier added that, in his recollection, this is the first time in his lifetime that he has noticed a propane shortage. “Is production meshing with domestic demand?” asked Hillier. “Did exports put domestic supply at risk?” To these questions, Mallette wrote that “typically Canada produces more propane than Canadians consume. North America is undergoing one of its coldest winters in 20 years and no one could have predicted the level of demand we are currently experiencing.” Hillier has been hearing an earful about the shortage from all over his largely rural riding. See PROPANE page SF3

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Tankardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Olympian donation Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Travelers Tankard hosted the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Olympic curling team on Tuesday and Thursday mornings last week and visitors were invited to attend for free, but encouraged to drop off a monetary donation for the Smiths Falls Community Food Bank. Pictured (left to right) Hugh Colton of Town and Country Chrysler, Ann McGahey and Agnes McVeety of the host committee, present Carolyn Barr, food bank manager with a cheque for $646.90 on Monday afternoon.

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TANKARD the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Olympic team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have some memorabilia to hang in the club,â&#x20AC;? she said. Overall, there is still lots to do, including a meeting with the organizing committee and getting the rink back to hockey standards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a fantastic week, with some excellent curling and great crowds, exposure for the curling club in the province and for Smiths Falls as a destination. It was everything we hoped for, and then some.â&#x20AC;? Wheels in motion

The Travelers Tankard team members were escorted around town all week thanks to the sponsorship of Town and Country Chrysler and 11 of their 2014 Dodge Grand Caravans. They were decked out with logos and team names. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say they had some fun visiting around the areas,â&#x20AC;? said Hugh Colton, of Town and Country Chrysler, who added that the mileage for all 11 vehicles clocked in at about 300,000 km. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And already, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working on deals to sell four of them,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They (buyers) want them all decked out.â&#x20AC;?

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it for them under the Marihuana Medical Access Program. Last year Health Canada announced it would be phasing out the MMAP March 31, 2014 in favour of licensed commercial operation under the MMPR, in a bid to improve public safety. The commercial operations have to operate under strict regulations and their product has to be clearly labeled with THC and Cannabidiol (CBD) content. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are currently contracted with a lab in Lanark County but we do plan to do internal testing,â&#x20AC;? said Rifici. Primarily focused on getting their product ready for market in time, the team at Tweed is busy monitoring the plants they have in the mother room while feverishly completing the first of the grow rooms that will accommodate the more mature plants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each grow room will be equipped

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The phones have been ringing constantly,â&#x20AC;? said Hillier, especially during the period between Christmas Day and New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a huge inconvenience for people to not have heat in their homes for a long period of time.â&#x20AC;? He received calls from all over his Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington riding, but the calls were slightly higher in the Napanee and Greater Kingston area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The longest Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard, personally, with my constituents, is that people have been without propane (for) 10 days,â&#x20AC;? said

with 120,000 watts of light, which Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m told will seem as bright as sunlight,â&#x20AC;? explained Rifici. Each of these grow room is expected to yield about 100 pounds per harvest. Needless to say security at the facility is high â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a combination of digital and biometric scanner at every exit and entrance to every room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At every stage the product is tracked by weight as it moves from one area of the facility to another,â&#x20AC;? said Rifici. All product ends up in the 5,000 square foot vault where it is cured and stored until shipment. The vault, which is buried deep inside the facility, is equipped with state of the art security. The entire operation once it reaches full capacity is licensed to produce15,000 kilograms of product per year at the current price of $7 to $12 per gram depending on the strain, which according to Rifici, is comparable to street value. According to Smiths Falls Police Ser-

vice the going street rate for marijuana Bob Marley birthday, in a quiet salute to is $10 per gram in this area and can go the late reggae singer and marijuana advocate. At that time patients with medias high as $20 per gram in the city. At this stage Tweed has about 20 cal marijuana prescriptions will be able employees and expects to reach any- to register online. where from 100 to 200 employees Having achieved two of its goals, the once it reaches full capacity, although purchase of the building and the HC when that might be depends on a lot license, Tweed is actively pursuing its of factors. third goal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously we hope that we will â&#x20AC;&#x153;They made me aware from the bereach full capacity as quickly as possible, ginning that they had three things on but it will be dependent upon a number their plate, one was to purchase the faof variables, including Tweedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability cility, the second was to secure a Health to attract customers. As it depends on Canada license and the third was the deso many market variables, I really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sire to go public,â&#x20AC;? said Staples. want to speculate other than to say we The company is already filing papers are working as hard as possible to get to towards a listing on the TSX Venture full capacity as quickly as we can,â&#x20AC;? said Exchange. It will be the first public listMark Zekulin, vice president. ing of a marijuana producer in Canada Since Tweed, like the other four com- according to a Bloomberg report. mercial sites in Canada, is prohibited Tweedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bid to go public is being hanfrom operating a physical retail outlet, dled through a Capital Pool company in patients will have to register on line or Ottawa. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a relatively new program by phone. Meanwhile Tweed intends to launched by the TSX Venture Exchange launch its product website on Feb. 6, on that gives small venture companies like

Hillier. Hillier also heats his house with propane, and noted that, back in October, the cost of the gas was about 60 cents per litre. Now, it is up to 95 cents per litre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never have we seen such a large increase in price,â&#x20AC;? said Hillier. The CPA replied it â&#x20AC;&#x153;does not monitor or provide an analysis of propane prices or supply, and is not in a position to comment on individual businesses operations. For specific questions regarding charges for propane supply and/or service, the CPA asks consumers to contact their propane supplier directly.â&#x20AC;? She added that price does tend to rise

with demand, and since this is one of the Hillier did find himself in agreement local delivery of propane. colder winters experienced in the last 20 that weather conditions, like icy roads â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to have this reporting of proyears, more demand is feeding higher over the holidays may have hampered the pane open to the public.â&#x20AC;? prices. According to Hillier, the shortages also SAFETY extend to Maine, Michigan, Indiana and TIPS West Virginia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They refuse to refer to it Heating: as a shortage,â&#x20AC;? the Progressive Conservative politician charged. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They call it a Generators manpower issue. Then, in the next breath, should not UĂ&#x160;,Â&#x153;Â&#x153;wÂ&#x2DC;} they say that the shortage is the cause of be brought UĂ&#x160;-Â&#x2C6;`Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}]Ă&#x160;-Â&#x153;vwĂ&#x152;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;>Ă&#x192;VÂ&#x2C6;> the price (increase).â&#x20AC;? inside the However, Mallette wrote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are UĂ&#x160;-i>Â&#x201C;Â?iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160; >Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;}Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} only aware of a few isolated cases where home for any " Ă&#x160;6 Ă&#x160; reason. propane refills have been delayed in some areas of eastern Ontario and Quebec.â&#x20AC;?

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News - Parks Canada hosted community leaders and Rideau Canal stakeholders at the unveiling of the Rideau Canal Visitor Experience Opportunities Concept (VEOC) Friday at the Rideau Canal office in Smiths Falls. The public will have an opportunity to view the results on Feb. 28 at the Gallipeau Centre at the City Lights Rural Tourism Conference, during which there will be information on tourism industry trends, marketing tips, ideas for collaboration, networking, customer service, and how to tap into available resources. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is collective decision making,â&#x20AC;? said Susan Fournier, Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation and spokesperson for the culmination of the partners involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will see whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible and continue to play a role as the future unfolds.â&#x20AC;? VEOC represents a consolidation of potential tourism experience opportunities and innovations for the Rideau Corridor collected through discussion sessions held with Rideau Canal stakeholders throughout the fall of 2013. This collaborative initiative aims to inspire movement towards an improved model for revenue generation and economic sustainability in the Rideau Corridor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today we are here to celebrate the culmination of months of work, and the efforts of many people who share the goal

of bringing a renewed energy, and economic sustainability to the Rideau Canal heritage corridor,â&#x20AC;? said Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown. The VEOC brings to light the many untapped resources for economic development within the Rideau corridor, and underlines the importance of shared responsibility and cooperation to maximize the potential of the Rideau Canal and its adjacent communities as a world-class, relevant, and vibrant sustainable tourism destination. The roundtable discussions over the past several months â&#x20AC;&#x153;was all with the intention of infusing our communities and our region with enthusiasm and understanding about who we are, our best assets, and our potential for growth and sustainability in the future,â&#x20AC;? Brown said. The unveiling of the Rideau Canal VEOC is only the beginning of what promises to be an exciting period of renaissance for the region, he said. Next steps will be identifying relevant and achievable initiatives for the short, mid and long term, and together facilitating the natural networking of interested parties to start making things happen. It is heritage, and speaks to the beginnings of the nation; a serene environment, and clean flat water; vibrant urban centres and quaint rural villages; recreation and also industry, all of which can attract and maintain a strong tourism market share, celebrating the people, traditions, and technological accomplishments which have shaped this UNESCO designated World Heritage Site and its

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Chris Cummings. high and I do believe there are opportu“We have streets that are crumbling During the regular council meeting nities for cost savings on our operational underneath the vehicles, we’ve been de- that followed the committee-of-theside but I don’t know what they are right ferring road works for a number of years whole, Budget 2014 received first and now. When it comes to a desire to hold but we can’t do that anymore, so I will second reading. the tax rate I agree, but we’ve added $11 reluctantly support the 1.67 per cent inThird reading is scheduled for the Gerry Lowe Memorial Sens Rink million in debt over the past three years crease,” said Coun. Ken Graham. “We next council meeting scheduled for Council has approved the outdoor and that means an additional $772,000 need to spend $1.5M a year on roads Tuesday, Feb. 18 (Monday, Feb. 17 is rink proposed by the Gerry Lowe Memorial and Sens Foundations. “They really want to get working on this and keep the ball rolling,” said Coun. Dawn Quinn. Mayor Dennis Staples pointed out It’s because of smart technology, fuel efficiency, that Cyril Leeder, CEO of Ottawa Senasafety and quality. But most of all, tors Foundation and members of the it’s because of you Gerry Lowe Foundation had made their we’re number one four years running. presentation last Monday and that staff had been aware of the proposed project since last year. 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The budget still only reflects priority items and depends on a tax rate increase of 1.67 per cent. “The revisions from the last draft show a decrease to operational budget of $14,375, which reflect a vacant planning 2014 FUSION S 2013 FOCUS SE HATCH director’s position at $57,409, a reducBEST-SELLING ** % %*** VEHICLE NAMEPLATE tion in wages and benefits under com@ APR APR IN THE WORLD^ munity services of $44,882, community For up to 72 months. 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The council was deeply divided over the proposed tax increase. “If you are an average household with ¥ the increase in your MPAC assessment this added tax rate will mean a 4.91 per cent increase. I have concerns about that, I think it’s onerous and will create hardship and I don’t support it,” said Staples. Staples was not alone in objecting to the tax increase. He was joined by Quinn Platinum and Coun. Jay Brennan. Model Shown 2014 ESCAPE S 2013 F-150 XLT SUPERCREW “I am not in favour of raising taxes. ¤ I already think we’ve raised them by %*** @ APR raising the water rates and I think it will create a lot of hardship for people,” said IN MANUFACTURER REBATES Per month for 48 months with $1,000 down. Quinn. OR * OWN $ * $ OWN “I can’t support a four per cent inFOR FOR Offer excludes taxes. Offers exclude taxes. ONLY ONLY crease on top of the 13 per cent water 6.7L 42MPG 9.5L 30MPG 10.6L 27MPG 15.0L 19MPG / / rate increase. 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Council divided over proposed tax increase in 2014 budget Family Day) Regular Council Meeting The regular council meeting opened with a proclamation by the mayor. “I proclaim Saturday, Feb 8 as Gift From the Heart Day, for no-cost dental hygiene services,” said Staples. Lori Lawrence, dental hygienist representing Gift From the Heart, updated council on their efforts. “We saw more than 800 patients last year across the country,” she said. “This is our sixth year in Smiths Falls and we have set the standard here.”

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Looking Back 100 YEARS AGO - February 8, 1914 To Help the Boys: Interesting Address on YMCA and Community Work A well attended meeting of those interested in the welfare of the young men and boys club of the town was held in the library hall on Thursday evening last when Mr. Taylor Slatten, secretary of the National Council of the YMCA of Toronto was present. Mr. R. Henderson occupied the chair and briefly introducing the speaker spoke of needing a YMCA or community movement in town. The following is a note from Mr. Slatten’s excellent address. The young men’s Christian association is the greatest organization in the world for specializing on character development in boys and young men. 50 YEARS AGO - February 13, 1964 School Board in Disagreement with Inspector over Question of Approval for Extra Rooms: Phillips Charges that Board’s Actions Seemed “Disgraceful” An unpleasant rift between the members of the Public School Board and the local Public School Inspector came to light on Tuesday night when it was learned that several trustees were at a loss to explain how inspector J.H. Crammond was able to assure the general public that approval for two all-purpose rooms at south-end school would be given by the Department of Education when three years ago, the Department would not allow such a room to be built on New Aberdeen School, then under construction. The disagreement was revealed when trustee G.A. Phillips charged that the chairman and vice-chairman of the Board behaved in “a disgraceful manner before a delegation” at the last regular meeting.

Remember When Pictured is the former Smiths Falls Post Office, on the corner of Russell and Market streets in the midst of construction in 1894. The post office was designed by Thomas Fuller, Canada’s Dominion Architect. The sandstone used in construction came from a quarry in North Elmsley. Photo courtesy of the

25 YEARS AGO - February 8, 1989 Lack of snow didn’t hurt At least 150 people participated in the parade proceeding from the Chambers Street plaza to the Youth Centre. “Everybody seemed to have a good time, and it wasn’t that cold,” said Mr. Stoliker. Snowman judging went ahead despite the effects of the unseasonably warm weather on the entries, said Jubilee committee member Sheri Mahon-Fournier. “We went ahead and judged them,” she said. “You certainly knew what they were.” First prize for biggest snowman went to Joel Lafreniere. Chris Dales was first in the most animal category, with Michael Garvey’s entry judged the funniest.

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ifestyle - If you go to the Canadian Safety Council’s website this month you’ll see this message from Elmer the Safety Elephant, “During February, many people celebrate Valentine’s Day! It’s a good reminder to be nice to all your classmates, and to make sure no one is left out so that everyone feels cared for and accepted.” It’s a lovely sentiment but it doesn’t jive with the real world. The real world isn’t going to make everyone feel cared for and accepted and sometimes for good reason. I remember a particularly obnoxious kid in my class as a child. In hindsight he was just loud and didn’t seem to understand boundaries or personal space at all. As a child I didn’t want to play with him and I remember clearly seeing him shunned by one group after another and ending up alone in a corner of our playground tossing marbles. I also distinctly remember feeling sorry for him on Valentine’s Day because the only card he ever got was from the teacher. The funny thing was he never seemed to mind – I did. I met him years later. Really nice guy and we even talked about his school experience. He didn’t remember his school years as unhappy although he said they were often baffling. I dis-

10 YEARS AGO - February 11, 2004 Pension key focus of strike at Hershey - no word as to when two sides will return to bargaining table. The 550 unionized employees of Smiths Falls’ Hershey plant who officially went on strike at 12:01 a.m. Feb. 5 are continuing to adjust to the present situation this week with hopes of re-igniting negotiations. A membership meeting held at the Smiths Falls Legion on Sunday served to inform striking members of Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) Local 462 exactly what has happened and what needs to be done next. Both Hershey Canada Inc. and CAW’s bargaining committee have expressed interest in meeting again at the bargaining table. Hemi Mitic, assistant to CAW president Basil (Buzz) Hargrove, said the second phase of negotiations could come as early as this week.

HOWAIDA SOROUR Heddy’s Ramble covered in that conversation that he had grown up the youngest of six siblings and had shared a room with three older brothers – hence the need to be heard and the lack of personal space awareness. He eventually learned how to make friends and how to fit in with his peers – skills he said he’d learned in school. He’s now in the civil service and I recently heard he had been appointed ambassador to a prestigious post. His experience begs the question, would he have learned all that if we had been following Elmer’s advice back then? Is emotional coddling the right way to go? Our schools now have a policy that ensures no child can fail a grade, because holding a child back could damage them psychologically. The thing is if children can’t fail in school how are they supposed to learn that they can fail and pick themselves up again… that true success IS in failing, but never giving up? It seems as

though we’ve forgotten that humans need to make mistakes in order to learn. Confining our kids to a rosy bubble is depriving them of the experiences from which they need to learn and grow. For heaven’s sake even swings are now deemed too dangerous. Yes they can be, and we all learned how to behave on them. I probably learned more about my own physical limits, the feeling of flying and the physics of gravity, motion and arcs from swinging as high as I could go and jumping off than in any other activity. Did I hurt myself? Several times, but never the same way twice – because I learned from each mistake! Recently during a random conversation I discovered the Rideau Roundtable in Smiths Falls has not been able to book schools for its Voyageur Canoe tours. It’s a liability issue. Schools are quite happy to field hockey, lacrosse or football teams – blatantly active and often violent sports, but they can’t let kids get into a canoe with life jackets and adult supervision to learn how to paddle and handle a canoe, to learn about the ecology and history of the Rideau? See COLUMN page SF9

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LE T TER TO THE EDITOR

Thanks for the unexpected and extra financial help Ontario DEAR EDITOR: My father had a favourite saying, “It’s wonderful, the works of a wheelbarrow.” Some time ago, I wrote a letter telling of my troubles with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) and how they had increased the assessment on our house to the point where we couldn’t afford the coming taxes. Move on to July. We began receiving a cheque from Trillium Benefit, a monthly

payment fully funded by the Province of Ontario.” We didn’t ask for this but we will say thank you. So now the Province of Ontario will cover our tax increase by the Town of Smiths Falls and perhaps a little more. You figure it. Sincerely, Kirk Everett Smiths Falls

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With the number of lakes and rivers in Ontario, you would think schools would be clamouring to teach children about water survival, water safety, water conservation and water ecology. Apparently not. It makes me wonder is our overarching desire to protect our children causing us to actually put them in harm’s way? We’ve created so many rules of conduct for every aspect of life, that we’ve left no room for common sense whether teaching it, acquiring it or applying it. It seems to me that Elmer the Safety Photo by HOWAIDA SOROUR Elephant has gotten into the children’s Nicole McKernan explains some of the growth plans proposed in the new Official Plan to a pool and displaced all the water - there’s co-worker ahead of the Official Plan Review public meeting on Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. in council nowhere for kids to be kids anymore.

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News - Imagine waking up to find a sign across the street for a new sports bar. You phone the town and they tell you that it’s a permitted use of property in your area. In other words there is nothing you can do to stop the bar from opening across from your front door. If, on the other hand, you voice your opinions and concerns over land use at the Official Plan Review Open House on Feb. 18, you might be able to prevent sports bars from opening across the road or at least know they’re coming. “Unless people come out and say ‘this is what we want’, I can’t know - and people don’t come and say what they want until it affects them directly by which time it’s too late,” said Nicole McKernan, town planner. The OP, according to McKernan, governs everything from where that sports bar can be located to how many houses in one development. It is the OP that provides the town with the context and the reasons for zoning and other regulations. “The OP is going to govern all growth and land development and re-development for the next 20 years, and that includes environmental protection, transportation, housing affordability and park space,” explained McKernan. Once developed, hopefully with input from town residents it can introduce elements around which development can be tailored. “For example how much design requirements do we build into the OP,” explained Marc Rivet, senior planner with J. R. Richards. According to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the OP will also determine what roads, water mains, sewers, parks and schools will be needed in the future as well as when and in what order parts of the community will grow. The town’s old OP is more than 20 yeas old and a lot has changed since then. “In 2005 the Ministry and the province in gen-

eral underwent something called Planning Reform what this meant was that they established a set of provincial requirements that Official Plans must be consistent with” and they did that through the Provincial Policy Statement and the Stronger Communities Act RSO 2004. Some of these priorities included the provision and protection of Employment lands; support for energy efficiencies and renewable energy systems; and the focus of growth through intensification and infill (vs. outward growth),” explained McKernan. None of those reforms and changes are reflected in the town’s current official plan, which has been unchanged since 1993. McKernan began working on a new OP shortly after she started work for the town about three years ago and since mid 2013 the firm J.R. Richards, a private planning and engineering company out of Ottawa has been hired to actively advise the town. “We’ve looked at the old OP to see how it needs to be modified to meet the provincial policy statement,” said Rivet. There are several phases involved in the creation of an OP. “We started with an in depth analysis of historic growth patterns and then projected that into the future, for both residential and economic growth,” said McKernan. According to Rivet that analysis in itself was a challenge because the town’s recent history of population and industrial losses presented a level of difficulty in terms of future projection. However with all the background analysis done, it’s now time to find out how residents of the community want to see their town grow as required by the province. “People tend to wait until something happens and then they question it, but for land use and town growth you have to question much earlier, this is the time,” said McKernan. “Participating in the OP approval process is just as important as voting, in fact this is how you vote on land use and growth in your community.”

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Caring for Our Community capital campaign launches on Feb. 14 Events - The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Caring for Our Communityâ&#x20AC;? Capital Campaign will have an official launch on Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day - Friday, Feb. 14 with a special breakfast that will be sponsored by Burnbrae Farms and the Egg Farmers of Ontario at CJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Banquet Hall beginning at 7:30 a.m. At that time, the campaign team will be introduced, headed by the campaign chair - Richard Dumbrille of Maitland and honorary chair - Senator Robert Runciman. Brian Cole, Chief Executive Officer of the St. John Council of Ontario and Armand La Barge, vice chair of the St. John Council will bring greetings from the provincial council. There will be four unique

fundraising events outlined at the launch breakfast, including information about the $1 Million Hole-in-One Challenge that will be held at Sunnidell Golf & Learning Centre in Brockville. The honorary chair of the Holein-One Challenge, 16-year-old Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, will be attending the Feb. 14 breakfast. Henderson was recently ranked as the number one Canadian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Amateur, as well as the sixth ranked Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Amateur in the world. A raffle will take place on Feb. 14 with anyone attending the Campaign Launch Breakfast being eligible to win a round of golf with Henderson at the Brockville Country Club.

The lucky winner will play in a foursome composed of Henderson - 2013 Canadian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Amateur Champion; Johnny Williams, 93-year-young phenom who is a five time BCC Club Champion; and David Dargie, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Caring for Our Communityâ&#x20AC;? campaign coordinator. Dargie is host of the TV Cogeco program â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Offâ&#x20AC;? that will be producing a special on this match. Only attendees at the campaign launch breakfast are able to purchase tickets for this once-in-a lifetime experience. Tickets are limited to 150 seats and can be purchased by phoning St. John House: 613-342-2974 or by e-mailing: brockville@sja. on.ca.

Monitoring program for youth announced News - Smiths Falls town council passed a bylaw Monday night to execute a grant agreement with the province to fund the start a company program for youth. The program provides mentoring, training and funding for youth to start or buy a business in town. One issue that was raised during councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s individual reports was

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Community - Lyle Dillabough was at Coffee Culture on Sunday, Feb. 2 entertaining a sizeable crowd of appreciative listeners. Dillabough who admitted he had been battling a cold, managed to solicit some help from his friends, Dave White of Lake 88, Freddy Dixon and Mayor Dennis Staples. Shown here Dillabough, seated with an acoustic guitar, accompanied by Staples who switched back and forth between the harmonica and electric guitar.

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Community - Dr. Frazer Smith (left) and Dr. Mark Czubak who presented a $2,000 donation to The Hub, marking their Silver Level Founding Sponsorship.

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Community - Graduating high school girls take note... a local award-winning fashion designer is inviting all graduating students to participate in an intriguing contest. Joanna Carroll Jones, co-owner of 2 Crazy Ladies on Poonamalie Road, is making a generous offer. “I’m inviting local girls to design their own dream prom dress - the winning entry will have her dress made by me for free and I’ll provide everything,” said Carroll Jones, who trained under Frank Sukhoo at the Richard Robinson Academy of Fashion Design, in Ottawa. The designs will be judged on creativity, originality and aesthetics according to Carroll Jones. “I’d like to see an 8.5 by 11 (inch) sketch so it’s big enough to see along with a written description of the details, the name of the entrant, the school they will be graduating and their contact information,” said Carroll Jones. A panel that does not include Carroll Jones will judge

the entries, because she feels that she might be biased looking at the designs from a construction point of view. The contest is on now and continues until March 8, with the winner to be announced on March 10. The judges are Nicole Dunn, Jessica Auclair, local realtor and fashionista and Chantal Polson a co-op student from Russell Public School. Any graduating student from Smiths Falls or surrounding area is welcome to submit an entry. “I will meet with the winner to finalize details, fabric and take measurements and the dress will be made within a month,” said Carroll Jones. This is the first year that Carroll Jones and her business partner Nicole Dunn are running this contest, although graduation and prom preparations are not new to the store, which also carries vintage clothing, flowers and specializes in alterations. “I thought this was something I could do because I like doing something for our younger people,” said Carroll Jones, herself a mother of three young children. Contest entries can be

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An award-winning designer, Joanna Carroll Jones knows how important it is to feel good on prom night. Shown here Carroll Jones displays a prom dress she had made for a young graduate last year. dropped off at the store at 307 emailed to dkpmotorworks@ Poonamalie Road just off Hwy cogeco.net. For more contest 43 to Perth, or they can be details call 613-283-0015.

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Events - Bridal shows can be overwhelming and often rather impersonal which is why one Smiths Falls entrepreneur has created a bridal show with a difference. “My show has a point of view, it’s a group of businesses that I would recommend and that also complement one another,” said Rebecca Allen, chief curator. This year’s Ottawa Bridal Show is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 16 from noon until 4 p.m. and will be hosted at one of Ottawa’s most luxurious venues – the five star Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata. From the get-go the show aims to turn the whole struggle of planning a wedding into a very special and personal experience. “We make the show itself an event,” explained Allen. “An event that features complimentary parking, coat check and a glass of wine, we also offer a beauty bar and a braid bar for the ladies and for the gentleman we have the groom’s lounge.” Targeting young professional couples that want to go to one show and find everything they need for a complete wedding, the emphasis is on the individual needs and wishes of the couples. “It’s a select group of vendors, so it’s more intimate,” said Luigi Porcari, co-owner Ashton Station Bridal from Carleton Place. “It’s a great show with lots of

excitement, lots of energy and it’s different.” It’s a complete offering from wedding dresses to flowers, to custom cakes to place setting to guest management, the show has it all at different price points. “As a seasoned wedding professional it’s nice to be part of a show that’s so curated,” said Shannon Kennedy, owner Kennedy Event Planning. This is the second year Allen has pulled this show together and even she has been surprised at the response. “When I got into it – it was something I always wanted to do – it was a much smaller vision that I had. Now it has a mind of its own and it’s taken off. I’ve had to jump on board and hang on,” said Allen with good humour. This year’s show features 37 hand-selected exhibitors most of whom were involved last year, all of whom are keen to turn every couple’s wedding experience into that special celebration it was meant to be – starting with the show itself. “Last year it was fantastic, it was extremely successful and because of how it went last year, it’s got me very excited for this year,” said Kennedy. Both bride and groom are pampered along the way, whether it’s a little primping by professional make-up artists, or a masculine setting for the grooms to relax while their ladies wander the exhibits. If couples feel they need a break, they can head to the Sweet Escape Garden Café,

where they’ll be treated to complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate and a selection of sweet delights from “a selection of Ottawa’s finest bakeries,” added Allen. The space itself is outfitted and decorated by the exhibitors. “Last year we had a fashion show where the models

wandered throughout the show so no matter where you were standing you got to see the gowns,” said Porcari. The hand-picked exhibitors are from all over the west end of the city from Carleton Place to Stittsville to Ottawa all carefully pulled together by Allen.

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PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSED SALE OF TOWN OF SMITHS FALLS LANDS DEEMED TO BE SURPLUS TO THE NEEDS OF THE TOWN Citizens of the Town of Smiths Falls are hereby notified that Town Council has deemed the following parcels of land located on Russell Street West, west of James Street, to be surplus to the needs of the Town of Smiths Falls: Lot 454 and Part of Lot 458 an Part of Russell Street West on Plan 13884.

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Town of Smiths Falls By-law 7019-95, a bylaw to regulate the sale of municipally owned real property, directs that the Town notify the public of the declaration of certain Town owned lands surplus to the needs of the Town of Smiths Falls for the purpose of sale. For further information please contact Niki McKernan, Planner, at 613-283-4124 ext. 1116 or nmckernan@smithsfalls.ca. Box 685, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls ON, K7A 4T6

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Community - They are the third most popular pets in North America but unlike cats and dogs parrots are not domesticated. They are still wild or semi-wild creatures, many of them born in the wild before being snatched by traffickers to sell to the lucrative pet market. As a result, far too many parrots either end up abandoned or at rescue facilities like Parrot Partners Rainforest Aviary which will be holding its grand opening at the Gallipeau Centre on Feb. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. “Mostly the parrots come from homes where something happened in the home and the owners can’t handle them anymore,” explained Judy Tennant, executive director of Parrot Partner. There are about 18 birds living at Parrot Partners Rainforest Aviary at the Gallipeau Centre right now. At the opening next weekend there will be games, crafts and photos and an opportunity for visitors to interact with the birds directly. “It’s something completely out of the box and a draw to the centre,” said Tracey Gallipeau, who was extremely supportive of the rescue facility. This is only one of several privately run parrot rescue facilities, as most animal rescue places do not classify parrots as domesticated animals and therefore won’t accept them. They’re also not considered native to North America, so are not accepted by wild bird sanctuaries and add to that the expense of keeping a parrot. “On average it costs $25 a day to house, feed, vet check and rehabilitate a large parrot,” said Tennant. Bent on finding a solution to the plight of parrots, Tennant looked around to find a model that could work to benefit the birds without exploiting them negatively. “We’re trying to use the principals of commerce to benefit the parrots rather than selling parrots to benefit commerce,” said Tennant. “It’s modeled after Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo.” So what Parrot Partners do is sell tours, education, events and gifts. “We use events like birthday parties to educate children about parrots and what’s happening in their native homes,” said Tennant. Rescued birds are up for adoption, and the bird is free, but the new owner has to purchase the training they need to care for the bird. Most of the abandoned birds have problems when they arrive at Parrot Partners. “I’ve been doing this for 15 years, and my background is in behavioural science and I use that background with the parrots because most of our rescues come in with bad behaviours that need to be corrected so they can live comfortably with human,” said Tennant. The aviary is open to the public and people can interact with the birds, but only small groups are allowed to go through at any one time. “When we bring people through we bring small groups and they participate in the bird’s behavioural modification,” said Tennant. “Before we go in, we explain to visitors each bird’s behaviour goals.” For example she has one cockatoo that had been stroked and petted like a cat or dog by a previous owner. To Crazy Crackers the cockatoo, that kind of behaviour meant her owner was her ‘mate’’, so every time her ‘mate’ was out of sight Crackers would screech. To a cockatoo that’s the right thing to do

and is simply a means of locating and staying in touch with her mate - to her humans it was extremely disruptive, loud and irritating behaviour. She was given up for adoption. “She has to learn to be quiet and to speak in human words,” said Tennant So as groups are led through the aviary if Crackers screeches visitors are asked to turn their backs on her (letting her know that the ‘flock’ disapproves) until she stops, once she stops visitors turn back and praise her. And she loves it! It’s a very graphic way to illustrate to people that interacting with a wild bird and a highly intelligent bird at that is very different from interacting with most domestic pets. “While we give the birds away, we sell training and nobody leaves without training with their bird. In that way we hope to increase the longevity of their new home,” said Tennant. That’s another thing, most large parrots live between 50 and 80 years and are usually given up for adoption after two years. These birds can and do form strong bonds, but though they are resilient they don’t move well or accept new Photo by HOWAIDA SOROUR owners very easily. Anyone interested in attending the grand opening is invited to RSVP to Two macaws and two African greys (one not shown) perch on nets slung above visitors’ heads at the Parrot info@parrotpartner.com. Partner Rainforest Aviary at the Gallipeau Centre.

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Lands declared to be surplus

TOWN OF SMITHS FALLS STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE PUBLIC MEETING The Town of Smiths Falls has scheduled a Public MeeƟng to present the results of the Town’s Strategic Plan. Date: Wednesday February 19, 2014 at 7pm LocaƟon: Smiths Falls Community Centre, 71 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls Please plan to aƩend and provide your comments and input to this important iniƟaƟve. THE EMC - SF13 - Thursday, February 6, 2014


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Bears’ Doef commits to Princeton University

In this recent photo of the Bears playing the Brockville Braves, the picture shows Neil Doef getting into a skirmish in front of the Brockville net. stats on and off the ice. He is the fifth-highest scorer on the Smiths Falls Bears Junior A hockey team, posting 14 goals and 22 assists for a total of 36 points. In the classroom, the Grade 11 student has an average of 92 per cent. “He’s got great individual skills,” said Bears coach Mark Grady. “He’s a good skater, sees the ice well and is committed both on and off the ice. He’s a very good kid – very coachable.”

“He’s an exemplary student and a wonderful young man,” added SFDCI teacher Victoria Currie. “Neil’s an ideal candidate for Princeton because his written and submitted work is impeccable and he is extremely conscientious about his academics. Aside from his academic abilities, Neil has a positive and infectious attitude. He’s a pleasure to teach.” In Grade 10 Doef was on the Golden Honour Roll, meaning his

year-end average was in the 90s. He won the Interscholastic Excellence Award for grades 9 and 10. He garnered Grade 9 subject awards for business and healthy living, and Grade 10 subject awards for healthy living, math, science and media arts. The youngster also had the honour of representing his country in his sport. In August 2012 while a member of the Upper Canada Midget AAA Cyclones, he competed as part of the Canada Selects U16 team at the Red Bulls Cup in Salzburg, Austria. During the tournament, Doef competed against players from the national programs of the world’s top hockey countries such as Russia and the Czech Republic. That year, he led the Major Bantam division of the Ontario East AAA Minor Hockey League in goals with 34, and points with 55. While he has time to think about his future, like many other Canadian kids he has dreams of playing in the NHL – ideally on the Pittsburgh Penguins with Sidney Crosby. But he also realizes that education is important for the long term, and plans to earn an engineering degree at Princeton.

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Sports – The Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears finished off January with a 9-1 record, only losing to the Carleton Place Canadians during the month. They are comfortable at the top of their Robinson Division with a second place seeding behind the Canadians in the Central Canadian Hockey League. Friday night, they capped their January with a 3-1 win over the Hawkesbury Hawks, but fell to the Gloucester Rangers 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. The team also posted a 7-0 shutout over the Kanata Stallions on Tuesday, Jan. 28 Gloucester 2 Smiths Falls 1 Chris King was the only Bear to score on Sunday in the team’s 2-1 loss to the Gloucester Rangers. The goal came at 5:55 of the first, assisted by Alek Deblois. In the second, Gloucester tied

the score with a shorthanded goal with 3:54 on the clock when Greg Jansz got by Michael Pinios. The winner came in the second when Matt Rosebrook scored just two minutes later, assisted by Trevor Dulong and Adam Beveridge. After a scoreless third period, the Rangers were able to hold on with Doug Johnston getting the win.

In the third, Nic Marchand had the insurance marker with assistance from Stefano Momesso and Victor Beaulac at 10:06 for the 3-1 final score. There were 250 fans in attendance at this game that saw Henry and Beaulac get the nod for the stars of the game. Gunner Rivers was the Hawkesbury star of the game, as he covered the crease. Smiths Falls 3 Hawkesbury 1 Cory Simic was the winning One goal in each period Friday Bears netminder, turning away 18 gave the Bears a 3-1 win over the of 19 shots. Hawks in Hawkesbury. Taylor Henry had the first peSmiths Falls 7 Kanata 0 riod marker, assisted by Neil Doef Last Tuesday night, the Bears at 3:29. hammered the Stallions 7-0 with Hawkesbury tied the score at seven different goal scorers. There the 9:25 mark in the second when was a barrage of goals in the secDamien Charette scored on the ond period as the Bears scored four power play. in the period. Zachary Senyshyn scored the Doing the damage were Nicolas winner with help from Chris Mac- Coats in the first, assisted by SenyMillan and Sebastien Barrette with shyn and Beaulac. Deblois, March19:15 showing. and, Doef and Beaulac scored in

the second, and Chris King and Momesso had the third period markers. Assists were credited to Karson McCartney and Momesso with two each, Michael Buonincontri, King and Brandon Lesway with singles. King and Momesso had third period goals, with assists from Brandon McMartin, Buonincontri, Cory Simic and Ben Beasley. Simic earned the shutout win. COMING UP The Bears will meet Gloucester again Saturday in Carleton Place at 10:30 a.m. as all six teams of the Robinson Division will be in Carleton Place for the day. See the CCHL standings for the complete schedule for the weekend games. Sunday, the Bears will be back home in their own den as they play host to the Brockville Braves at 2 p.m.

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Sports – Neil Doef is all about family firsts. He was the first among his brothers and sisters to play organized hockey. He was the first in his family to play on a Canada Selects U16 team in an international hockey tournament. He was the first to make a Junior A hockey team. And now, if everything plays out as he expects, he will be the first to attend an Ivy League university. The 16-year-old Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) student has committed to Princeton University’s hockey program, which will allow him to get a degree from one of the world’s most famous universities. Doef says he is elated with the offer. “It’s a great honour to have a school such as Princeton come after a person like me from a small town like Smiths Falls,” said Doef. “It’s such a prestigious school and attending really helps set your future – playing hockey is just a bonus. “I enjoy coming to school every day. I have as good a work ethic in the classroom as I do on the ice and I think that’s what they’re looking for.” That work ethic shows up in his

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Jennifer Jones, skip of the Canadian women’s Olympic team, made a pit stop here last week for some practice time during the Tankard. She’s pictured with her rink, Kristen Wall (from the left), Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen. Kaitlyn Lawes is not shown. Photo by LAURIE WEIR

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Sports - Smiths Falls curling fans had a chance to check out the Canadian Olympic women’s curling team last Tuesday and Thursday during the Travelers Tankard. Jennifer Jones, skip, says she was thrilled with the hospitality of the town. “It’s been absolutely amazing,” she said, following their second practice session at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre on Thursday morning. “We’ve been treated so well… the ice is fantastic.” Jones said she and the team stayed in Kanata Wednesday night and in Smiths Falls, Tues-

day night. While the men’s teams are housed at the Best Western, the women were staying across town at the Comfort Inn. “We’re flying out (of Canada) tonight and will be in Switzerland to get in some more practise time before we head to Sochi,” she said last Thursday. When asked if they were looking forward to the Olympics, she beamed a smile from ear to ear. “We can’t wait, this is pretty exciting,” she said. Catching up with her spouse, Brent Laing, who played second for Glenn Howard at the Tankard was also an added bonus. “It was part of the reason to come to Smiths Falls,” she said with a grin. “But we were thank-

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ful that the OCA gave us the opportunity to get some practice time in. This is a great arena. It’s also an opportunity for us to get the feel for the ice. The hospitality has been amazing here. We really had some fun.” The Winnipeg women’s curling team includes Kaitlyn Lawes, third; Jill Officer, second; Dawn McEwen, lead and alternate, Kristen Wall. They are coached by Janet Arnott. The Jones rink earned their berth to the Olympics after winning the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings bonspiel, held in Winnipeg in December. They defeated Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont., 8-4.

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Skate the Lake recognized by Parks Recreation Ontario Sports – John Bongers (right), president of Portland Outdoors and chair of the Skate the Lake event, was presented a certificate from Parks and Recreation Ontario recognizing Skate the Lake and the many volunteers for their contribution to the growth of parks and recreation in Ontario for the past 10 years. Sue Dunfield, (centre) manager of community and leisure services for the Township of Rideau Lakes, says this is a very prestigious award and is not given out frivolously – these folks definitely earned the respect and gratitude of their contribution by the province. To the left is the event founder, Marco Smits. The event took place on Jan. 25 & 26 in Portland on the Big Rideau Lake, on a natural ice surface – a one-kilometer oval – various races from 5K relay to 50K marathon. More than 70 racers participated successfully and were watched by spectators from all over eastern Ontario, western Quebec and northern New York.

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A frantically funny farce opens at Station Theatre on Feb. 13 By HOWAIDA SOROUR hsorour@perfprint.ca

Arts - He is considered the master of farce, some might even say the father of the modern farce and Ray Cooney’s Funny Money is possibly one of his most complex offerings. Originally produced in 1994, this hilarious play will be opening at the Station Theatre on Feb. 13, directed by Katherine Coleman. “This is my third time directing, but this is the most challenging one I’ve done. It’s much more complex than the other plays I’ve directed,” said Coleman, who further complicates her job by playing the wife of the main character. The plot revolves around Henry Perkins, a mild-mannered accountant who

accidently picks up the wrong briefcase on his way home one Friday evening. At his usual pub he discovers it’s full of money. Henry (quite rightly) assumes it is the fruits of crime and decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase and will be able to trace him by Monday, he rushes home to book one-way tickets to Barcelona. He tells his surprised wife to drop everything; if she doesn’t like Barcelona, they can go to Bali. In fact, they can buy Bali! The doorbell rings as they wait for their taxi. The police detective at the door thinks Henry was soliciting in the men’s room of the pub, where he had been counting the cash. The bell rings again. Another detective arrives thinking Henry is dead

because a man with bullet holes in his head and Henry’s briefcase were found in the Thames. Henry’s circuitous and bumbling attempts to extricate himself from this impossible situation lead to increasingly hysterical complications. “I play a stuffy British accountant which, ironically is exactly what I am - it’s tough to play!” chuckles Mike Adams, who plays Henry Perkins. The plot is clearly complex and there are a lot of things for both actors and stage hands to track. “Being a farce the comedy depends on so many things happening simultaneously - so making sure all those elements come together properly is the challenge,” said Coleman. From the actor’s perspective it’s a lot

of fun to rehearse a farce, but at the end of the day it’s also quite exacting. “It’s a challenging play, there’s an awful lot of movement, a lot of props that have to be found, lost and kept track of it’s a very demanding play,” said Adams. In this instance Coleman has picked a strong cast, all of them experienced thespians. “I’ve been involved with Theatre Night in Merrickville as an actor, and director for more than 30 years. I’ve written three plays and had two produced,” said Peter Boire who plays Davenport the pub detective. Even the youngest member of the cast is no newbie. “I started in kindergarten, but didn’t take theatre seriously until

Grade 7, then after high school I went to post secondary for acting,” said Nicki Hayes who plays the other detective. Other cast members include Jamie Schoular who plays Vic Johnson (a friend of the Perkins), Annette Cole as Betty Johnson and David Snider, and Nick Ritchie as the taxi driver and passerby respectively. The play will run at the Station Theatre, 53 Victoria Ave. on Feb. 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. then again the following weekend Feb. 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and another matinee on Feb. 23. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For more information call 613-283-0300.

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Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Kemptville Snowmobile Klub hosted its annual Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids fundraising rally at the North Grenville Fire Hall Feb. 2. Above and right, following a breakfast put on by the 1st Oxford Mills Girl Guides and Pathfinders, approximately 100 riders hit the 100-kilometre trail. A total of $6,000 was raised for Easter Seals.

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I would like to thank those who comforted and consoled me in the unbearable loss of my true love, John. I thank our friends, neighbours, and teachers and staff of The Stewart School. Your visits, phone calls, cards, flowers, food, and donations in John’s memory were very much appreciated. I am so grateful to Chuck for making John’s Explorer sparkle again. Thank you to Dr. McLean for his attention and concern for John over the years. Also, thank you to the nurses and doctors on Davies 4 at KGH for their great care of John. The compassion of Stewart Blair and his staff was comforting at a very difficult time. Thanks to my wonderful family for being there for me then, now and always. My John touched many lives and will be greatly missed and loved by me forever. Ann Cheffins & Family

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THANK YOU I wish to sincerely thank the paramedics who came on January twentieth to take me to emerg., you guys are the best. I wish to also thank Dr. Horsey who was on call that day, and too for contacting my own doctor, Dr. R. Shew. I want to thank also the second floor nursing staff for their care and x-ray and lab departments. Last but not least to the Vitalaire people for having the oxygen set up at the home for me so quickly. I thank you. Judy Aubin

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Keays HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY George and Barbara Saunders February 8 Love Heather, Tonia, Quinn, Steven and David RETIREMENT

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS February 5, 2014 Judy Stevens (70) Pat Brady (68) Love your family and friends COMING MARRIAGE

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ENGAGEMENT May 10, 2013 We are all very pleased and proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of Samantha Jean Menard to Joseph Roger Goodenough. Daughter of George Menard and Joanne Young; son of Roger and Bonnie Goodenough. Summer wedding Saturday July 12, 2014. Love and Congratulations!

THANK YOU At the Perth Community Care Centre on January 9, 2014 at the age of 94. Jean Van Alstine passed away peacefully in the presence of her lovely family. A special thanks to all the staff of the P.C.C.C. for their care and compassion. Special thanks to Blair and Son Funeral Home and staff. And thanks to Rev. Grace Vaters for the lovely service. To the grandchildren for being pallbearers. And for the delicious luncheon provided and served at the Maberly Community Hall. We would also like to thank our friends, family and neighbours for cards, phone calls, flowers, food and donations in memory of Mom. The Van Alstine family

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Paul and Karen Miles of Smiths Falls are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter; Megan Katherine to Thomas D’Arcy McGee, son of Patrick and Kathy McGee of Port Credit. The wedding will take place at Queen’s University in the spring of 2014. Megan and Thomas are both graduates of Queens.

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HAPPY RETIREMENT MARILYN LUCAS In celebration of her 49 years as a medical secretary Marilyn’s family are hosting an Open House February 8th at 1 pm at 114 Merrick St., Smiths Falls Best Wishes Only Please ANNOUNCEMENT

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Homestyle Ceremonies. Choose your location and have a meaningful relationship-based ceremony designed just for you. Judie Diamond, 613-375-6772. judiediamond@gmail.com www.judiediamond.ca

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GOODENOUGH In loving memory of an awesome man, Terry Goodenough (Grampa-Backhoe) Four long years, without you, Miss you, every day. Love your Boys & Family Roger & Bonnie, Julie Joe & Samantha

ANNOUNCEMENT The family of the late Richard Donahue would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at the Carleton Place Emergency Dept., Paramedics from the Lanark County Ambulance Service, the Staff at the Ottawa Heart Institute, Cardiac Care Unit, the excellent care and compassion given by the complete staff at Alan Barker Funeral Home and last, but not least to our family, friends and neighbours for their visits, phone calls, food, flowers, cards and donations to the hospital of their choice. Your kindness and support will always be remembered. Thank you again Jeannie, Charlene, Chantelle, Curtis and their families

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LATE DOUGLAS HOGAN We would like to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks for all the support we received following Doug’s passing. We truly appreciated all of the food brought both to the house and the funeral home. Special thanks to the pallbearers and honorary pallbearers Wayne Garrett and Richard Kerr. Our gratitude to the ladies of the Trinity United Church and Kelly Jones for serving the luncheon. Deep appreciation to all who made donations to the “Food Bank” and “LAWS” in memory of Doug. The outpouring of cards and phone calls helped ease our pain. We cannot thank Blair and Son enough, especially Stephen, for making this difficult time a little easier. Sincere thanks to all from Blanche, Heather, Dan, Lynda and families THANK YOU TO LANARK LODGE We wish to extend a huge heartfelt thank you to the management and staff of the Evergreen Wing, 2nd floor, at Lanark Lodge. The team that took care of Stella Kentziger were simply amazing. You were all so kind, caring and compassionate, truly suited to your profession. We also want to thank everyone there for always making us feel so welcome. It was truly appreciated and will never be forgotten! Ken Kentziger Gail Lee P.S. Your soup always got an A+ from Stella

The family of Joan Peters want to congratulate her on receiving two awards on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Carp Fair Grounds. She was awarded the Ottawa Valley Aberdeen Angus Club Award for ‘Commercial Breeder of the Year’ by Norm James, and the Ontario Angus Association 2013 Commercial Breeder of the Year Award from Allan Hargrave, President of the Ontario Angus Association. Her family are very pleased about this honour and proud of her.

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THANK YOU We want to thank all those kind people who sent flowers, cards, messages and made donations at the time of Ron’s death. The Celebration of Life service was a wonderful gathering of family, friends and neighbours. All the stories and memories shared were a tribute of the affection, respect and admiration held for Ron. Our sincere appreciation to the Almonte Civitan Club for preparing the lovely lunch and for all their work in setting up the hall. Heartfelt thanks to Reg and Josh of the Gamble Funeral Home. We are truly grateful to the Blair and Elliott families for their constant love and support during Ron’s illness and at the time of his passing. Many thanks to everyone, Georgina Blair and family “Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, forever dear.”

Stanley Kenneth Keays

Peacefully on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at Lanark Lodge in Perth at 94 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Truelove) Keays. He was the loving father to Carol Ann (Morris) Smyth, John (Donna) and Donna (Les) Hockey. Dearly loved Grampa to Ron (Danielle) and Rob Smyth, Karen (Ian), Kristen (James), John and Justin (Jill) Keays and Sean and Daniel Hockey. He was born in Perth, Ontario on August 21st, 1919, the son of John Keays of Perth and Charlotte Bowes of Balderson. He married Dorothy Truelove on October14th, 1941. A veteran of World War II, Stan worked as a radio operator with the Royal Canadian Signal Corps, 2nd Armoured Brigade, 3rd Division, 1941 - 1945 in U.K., France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Juno Beach D5. After the war, Stan was employed at the National Research Council in Ottawa as a Technical Officer between 1945 and 1978 in the Radio and Electrical Engineering Division. He was one of the four recipients of the 1959 Brabazon Award (British Institute of Radio Engineers) for developing the Crash Position Indicator, an electronic aid to aircraft search and rescue. Stan and Dot enjoyed a lengthy retirement at their cottage at Bennett Lake. After Dot’s passing in 2007, Stan moved first to Stonehaven Retirement Residence in Kanata, and then in 2011 to Lanark Lodge in Perth. Special thanks to personal caregiver, Nicole Foster, for the kindness and unconditional support she gave Stan over the past eight months. The service will be held privately for the family with interment in St. Stephen’s Anglican Cemetery, Brooke. In remembrance of Stanley, those wishing are asked to consider a donation to the Salvation Army. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son (613) 267-3765 Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

IN MEMORIAM McDOUGALL, Charles (Chuck) - In loving memory of a dear Dad and Poppie who passed away February 5, 1998. Always in our thoughts, Forever in our hearts. Fondly remembered Randy, Deb, Rob and Lindz


DUNFIELD Christopher Fraser “Albert” Chris Dunfield of Almonte, age 52 years. In hospital at Ottawa on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Son of the late Allan and Mavis (nee; Fraser) Dunfield. Brother of Ron & Heather Dunfield. A private graveside Service will take place in the spring. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)-256-3313 Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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J. ARDEN HUNTER September 8, 1942– January 25, 2014

After a lifetime of hard work and dedication to agriculture, John Arden Hunter entered into eternal rest at the Perth site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Cherished son of the late Gordon Condie Hunter (19191983) and his wife, Gertrude Mae (née Rice) Hunter (1919-2011). Devoted brother of Perry G. Hunter and eldest nephew of Lois Hunter, both of Smiths Falls. Fondly remembered by several cousins and their families, extended family members, and friends. Predeceased by his grandparents Alex and Mae (née Armstrong) Rice and John and Effie (née Condie) Hunter, several aunts and uncles including Lavurn and Loreen Hawley, John K. and Margaret Hunter, and Donald Hunter who all resided in the Smiths Falls area. Being involved actively in 4-H during his younger years, Arden went on to serve the agricultural community as a Dairy Herd Improvement supervisor throughout Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville counties for many years. He was well-respected by his clients and, in turn, he was welcomed into their homes which resulted in lifelong friendships. Upon his retirement, Arden was extremely proud of the award presented to him by the agricultural community recognizing his commitment, tireless work, and unequivocal support for his clients. In retirement, Arden never slowed down and he continued the “Hunter” tradition of raising purebred Holsteins, Suffolk sheep, and Charolais cattle on the family farm within South Elmsley Township. Following in his father’s footsteps, Arden was a member of the Holstein Association of Canada for more than 40 years. He took pride in the simple pleasures of life such as a bountiful crop, a sunny day, good home cooking, and a short winter. Special thanks goes to Dr. McLean and the dedicated staff at Lanark Lodge in Perth for the excellent care and compassion shown to Arden while his health was declining. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Blair and Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Monday, February 10, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. or on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from noon until the time of the service in the Blair and Son Chapel at 2 p.m. Following the “Celebration of Life” service, Arden will be laid to rest alongside his mother and father in the family plot at Maple Vale Cemetery. In memory of Arden, contributions to the Maple Vale Cemetery Association or the Ottawa Heart Institute would be gratefully acknowledged. “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”

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Pepper Lois Patricia Pepper

Passed away peacefully at Kingston General Hospital Lois Patricia Pepper (nee McRae) at the age of 79. Lois is predeceased by her parents Charles and Catherine (nee Bennett) McRae, her brothers Charles, Bob and Dave McRae and her sister Linda Harvey. Beloved wife and best friend of John Pepper. Loving and devoted mother of Kimberly (Shawn) Benoit. Cherished grandmother of Faith Benoit, Angel (Brendon) Seffinga and Micca Benoit, and great-grandmother of Tyler and Jaydon Seffinga. She is survived by her sisters Verma (Morgan) Hutt, Hazel Deugo as well as her sister-inlaw Lorna McRae. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, her extended family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service took place in the Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

McGonegal Kenneth Lloyd McGonegal Ken passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side, on Monday, January 27, 2014. Kenneth Lloyd McGonegal, of Mountain Grove, at the age of 62 years. Ken was the beloved husband and best friend to Penny, for over 22 years. Loving brother to Charlotte (Garnet) Brown, of Parham, Calvin (Joy), of Clyde Forks, John (Sharon), of Prescott, and Bryan (Linda), of Perth. He will be sadly missed by his brother in law, Kent Cowdy, of Pike Lake, and Kimm (Barry) Gray, of Mountain Grove. Ken will be fondly remembered by his numerous nieces and nephews, and all members of the Barney Camp. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Lester and Hazel McGonegal (nee` Moss), and his brother, Cecil. A dedicated 37 year employee of Miller Paving, Ken will be sadly missed for his trustworthiness and diligence. Ken was well known for his mentorship and skill as a Minor Hockey and Senior AA coach, for the Lanark Flyers. An avid hunter and fisherman, Ken enjoyed the scenary of Flower Station, while leading the pack on his 4-Wheeler. Tasha, Ken’s pet Beagle, will miss her master dearly. Visitation was held on Friday, January 31, at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, 15 Victoria Street, Perth, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held at 11;00 a.m.,on Saturday, February 1, in the O’Dacre Family Chapel., with the Rev. Vernon Scott, officiating. Thence to interment, at Hopetown Cemetery, Hopetown In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Kidney Foundation. Mr. McGonegal’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth 613-267-3082.

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Watson Brown Watson Brown Melanie

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Peacefully in hospital at Perth, Ontario on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the age of 90 years. Beloved wife of Alex for 58 years. Loving mother of John and his wife Wanda, Sandy, Kevin and his wife Roxanne and Robert. Predeceased by her daughter Janice. Devoted grandmother of Andrew (Sarah), Erin (Emmanuel), Colton (Alex) and Wade (Kayla) also proud great-grandmother of Avery. Survived by her sister Jessie Butterfield. Predeceased by her siblings Norman, Lois, David and Victor. Friends were received at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 1 p.m. until funeral service in the Chapel at 3 p.m. Donations to the Perth and Smiths Falls Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A special heartfelt thanks to Dr. Gauthier and the third floor nurses at the Perth Hospital. www.barkerfh.com

Tragically as the result of an accident on Thursday January 30th, 2014, Melanie passed away at the age of 34 years. She was the greatly loved wife of Darius Watson, loved and devoted mother of Kael and Emyln. Melanie will be sadly missed by her mother Judy Brown and her father Dan Brown, her sisters Kaylie (Mark) Astin and Jessica Brown (Dan Simon), sister-in-law Kaitlin Watson, her brothers-in-law Raven and Brendan Watson, her father-inlaw Mark Watson, and her nieces and nephews Liam, Kyle and Meredith Astin, Katrina and Jackson Buffington, Alina McTavish and Milo Maloney. Melanie will be fondly remembered by the whole Watson Family, all her health care colleagues at both Broadview and Lanark Lodge and many good friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St W., Perth Tuesday February 4th from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery. Those wishing are asked to consider a donation to a fund being established for her children’s education. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

Buckley Carl Edward Buckley

October 13th, 1935 - February 2nd, 2014

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“I have done my best in the race, I have run the full distance, and I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

Peacefully, on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014, at Lanark Lodge in Perth, passed away from complications related to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases. Beloved husband and best friend of Jeanne, for 52 years. Cherished and deeply loved father of Chris (Cindy) of Renfrew and Susan (Fred Ford) of Cheltenham. Dear son of the late Roberta and Warren Buckley. Dearly loved brother of Susan Asselin (Michel) of Ottawa, Donald Buckley (Katie) of Edmonton AB, and Frank Buckley of Campbell River BC. Loving Grandpa of Sophie, Frederick, and Madelyn Ford and Ryan Chaput. Much loved by his nieces and nephews. Carl was born and raised in St. John NB, and later moved to Edmonton where he met Jeanne and began his 37 year career with the Public Service. After transferring to Ottawa, Carl and Jeanne raised their family and spent many summers at the cottage near Perth. Upon retirement, Carl and Jeanne moved to the Perth area. Carl will be fondly remembered by all his friends and family. The family would like to acknowledge and are grateful to the staff of Lanark Lodge for the extraordinarily high level of care and compassion given to Carl during his stay. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. West, Perth on Thursday, February 6th 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John’s Church, Perth on Friday at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation could be made to the Carl Buckley Legacy Fund at the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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RYAN, Gervais (Lifelong resident of Concession 12, Pakenham)

Peacefully, at the Ottawa Hospital – General Campus while surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday morning, January 29th, 2014 . Gervais Patrick Ryan in his 83rd year. Dear son of the late William Ryan Sr. (1994) and the late Carmel Stanton (1945). Beloved husband of the late Eleanor (nee Miller) (2007). Dearest “Dad” of Kevin (Karen) of Pakenham; Larry (Angie) of Arnprior; Danny (Cheryl) and Chris (Darlene), both of Pakenham. Predeceased by a son, Terry (2005). Very proud and loved grandfather of Melissa (Joe), Marcus, Mitchell (Kelly), Andrew (Abby), Brett, Haley, Jessica and Rachel Ryan and great-grandfather of Bryson Ryan and Baby Boy O’Hara who is expected to arrive in April. Much loved brother of Bill Ryan (Doreen), Pat Ryan (Madeleine), Emmett Ryan (Verna), Rita Ryan, Roseleen Anderson (late Jack), Eleanor Lecours (Peter) and Adele Ryan. Predeceased by his sisters: Mary Stanton (late Ritchie) and Alice McGrath (Des of Arnprior) as well as a sister-in-law, Lois Ryan. Gerv will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews and many friends in Pakenham and Arnprior. Dad has crossed the river to be with our Mom and Terry. Family and friends were invited to attend a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Peter Celestine Church, Pakenham on Saturday afternoon, February 1st at 2 o’clock. Cremation followed with spring interment in the Parish Cemetery, Indian Hill Road, Pakenham. In memory of Gerv, a donation to the St. Peter Celestine Church Restoration Fund would be appreciated by his family and may be left at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Condolences/Tributes/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

Ryan Allen H. Ryan

“Absent from the body, present with the Lord” (Retired Coordinator of Algonquin College and founder of Lockwood’s Sight & Sound) In hospital, Kingston, on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014, Allen Hymers Ryan in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Constance (Smith) Ryan and the late Margaret Ryan. Loved father of the late Brenda (Eric) Palmer of Westport, Catherine Ryan of Smiths Falls, David (Anne) Ryan and Stephen (Connie) Ryan both of Lombardy. Special uncle of Anne Devney of Pennsylvania. Also survived by 14 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren. Predeceased by his granddaughter Laura Palmer, brothers and sisters John, Clayton, Lillian and Evelyn. Fondly remembered by his nieces nephews extended family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, on Sunday, February 2nd from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service was held at the Calvary Bible Church, Smiths Falls, on Monday, February 3rd, at 12 noon. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery. In remembrance, donations to Gideon’s International or the Bursary Fund of the Robotics Program at Algonquin College in Memory of Al Ryan would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com


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BENNETT Robin John James At the Brockville General Hospital on Saturday February 1, 2014. Robin Bennett, of Brockville, age 43. Beloved son of John Bennett and his wife Norma of RR 1 Toledo. Half-brother of Jamie Henry (Gail) of Jasper, Todd Henry (Laurie) of Toledo and Janna Moir of Smiths Falls. Also survived by a special friend Adele Roberts of Brockville. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the Judson Funeral Home Athens, on Thursday, February 6th from 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday February 7th at 11 am. Interment Maple Vale Cemetery in the spring. In memoriams to the S.P.C.A. will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Visit a Book of Memories at: www.judsonfuneralhome.ca Judson Funeral Home 613-924-2626.

Peters, Edith (Died January 29, 2014) Passed peacefully at Garden Terrace, Kanata on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. She knew she was well loved and she lived a rich and full life for 90 years. Her indomitable spirit and infectious laugh will be missed. Adored wife of the late Pete. Cherished mother of Barbara Popkie (Wayne) and Brian. Grandmother of Colin. Private family arrangements entrusted to the Alan. R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place. For those desiring, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. www.heartandstroke.on.ca www.barkerfh.com

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Gayle

Gerald Hartley

January 25, 1952 January 17, 2014

It is with deep sadness that the family and friends of Gayle Elizabeth Wall announce her passing on January 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving and loyal friend Isabelle Watson, sister Heather, brother-in-law Aaron, nieces Lianne (Andrew), Beth (Adam), Allison (Matt) and nephew Will (Kate). A service will follow in the spring, where Gayle will be laid to rest with her mother. Peacefully sleeping, resting at last, The world’s weary troubles and trials are past. In silence she suffered, in patience she bore, Till God called her home to suffer no more.

Kereluk, Yvette

August 23, 1941 January 24, 2014 Passed away peacefully at the Smiths Falls Community Hospital after a 1 1/2 year struggle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was the beloved partner and best friend of Jean Mulville for 18 years. Loving father of Pam (Doug) Champagne and Dan (Melissa) Ferguson. Loved grandfather of Hailey, Kyla and Courtney Ferguson. Predeceased by infant daughter Angela Dawn, his mother Dorothy Smith and infant brother Elwin. Dear brother of Jeanne (Dale) Workman, Marie (Dave) Lackey, Dianne (Jim) Deacon, Lee (Mary) Smith, Cheryl (Kyle) McRae, Carol (Darren) Michaud, Rick (Suzy) Mousseau. Loved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Gerry will be missed by Jean’s family, Cathy (Gord) Rivoire, Kim (Bob) Gauthier, Robin (Hugh) Gillespie, Mary-Jayne (Dale) Kerfoot, Terri (Gord) Langdon, Jon Mulville, Stephanie (Paul) Belanger and Becky Mulville. Special Poppa to all of Jean’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As per Gerry’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at Munster Cemetery in the spring. For those who wish, donations may be made in his memory to St. John’s Anglican Church, Smiths Falls, or a charity of your choice.

IN MEMORIAM

Sylvia Eleanor James

(Past President of Finnegan Insurance, Perth)

Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, in hospital in Perth on Wednesday January 29th, 2014, Sylvia passed away at the age of 62 years. She was the cherished wife of Wayne James, dear mother of Cindy and Kathy James and grandmother of Kurtis JamesAxford and Justin James. She will be sadly missed by her brothers Jim (Peg) and Warren Bell, sister-in-law Jan Bell, nieces and nephews, the James Family and many great friends. Sylvia was predeceased by her brother Frank Bell and parents Gladys and Kenneth Bell. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth Sunday February 2nd, 2014 from 12 Noon until 4:00 P.M. The funeral service was held in St. Paul’s United Church, Perth Monday at 10:30 A.M. In remembrance, contributions to the Cancer Unit of the Ottawa Hospital (General Site) for brain cancer research would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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IN MEMORIAM

WHALEN, Tom – In loving memory of my dear father, Tom Whalen, who passed away February 4, 1991. A silent thought, a secret tear Keeps your memory ever dear, Time takes away the edge of grief But memory turns back every leaf. Loving you always, missing you forever Daughter Arlene and Family

RICHARD (RICK) FORD 11 Dec. 1943 - 5 Feb 2013 Beloved husband, best friend and father. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Missing you every day! Love, Jo, Tracey and Ermis

NORTON, Mary Ann – In loving memory of our dear mother and grandmother who left us so suddenly one year ago on February 5, 2013. One year has went and gone Mom We still can’t believe that you’re really gone. You will be glad to know Grant is doing well. Those we love don’t go away, You walk beside us everyday. There is a place in our hearts No one can ever fill, We miss you now, and always will. To anyone who still has their Mom, Treat her with special care, You never know the heartache, As when you turn, and she’s not there. Off you went to a quiet place, In heaven where only the best get sent. Unseen, unheard but always near, Loved, missed and very dear. Love Kelly, Judy, Lori, Grant and families

(Died January 26, 2014) Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, on Sunday January 26, 2014 at the age of 72. Loving wife of Wasyl ‘Bill’. Dear mother of Cheryl (Monte Denby), Michèle (Marc Roy) and Bryan (Susan). Proud grandmother of Amanda, Tiffany, Tristan and Amélie. Mass of Christian Burial to take place at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Carleton Place on Saturday February 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. For those who wish, a donation to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated. www.barkerfh.com

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IN MEMORIAM

FIELDING - In loving memory of a wonderful Uncle Dick, who passed away February 4, 2002. Sadly missed along life’s way Quietly remembered every day No longer in our lives to share But in our hearts he is always there. Always loved and remembered Brian, Gloria, Trisha and Michelle

HENDRY, John A. - In loving memory of a dear Daddy who passed February 8, 2013. How I miss your gentle eyes and ever loving smile, Making your children always feel loved and special. Love forever your daughter Barbie Anne, Kenton and family

HENDRY – In loving memory of John (Jack) Hendry, beloved husband of Barbara, dad extrordinaire, grand dad, great grand dad. It is difficult to believe you were called to heaven one year ago, February 8, 2013. We will always miss and love you Until we meet again Love and respect Barbie and our family (late) Janet, Pat, Don, Barb, Cassie, Jim, John, Mary, Jeannie and Families

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James

IN MEMORIAM

Kanelakos Lillian Kanelakos

At Lanark Lodge, Perth on Saturday February 1st, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Lillian was predeceased by her parents Flora (Lundgren) and Stanley McFadden and her beloved husband Jim Kanelakos, sisters Mildred McFadden and Phyllis Paradis and brothers Bobby and Cam McFadden. She will be sadly missed by her sons Don (Gail) and Ken (Lynda) Kanelakos, granddaughter Lynda (Dave) Grant, great granddaughter Lynda, brother Eric McFadden, sister Barbara Evans, sister-in-law Doris Haggis, numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. The service will be held privately for the family with interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls. Those wishing are asked to consider a donation to the Lanark Lodge Memorial Fund. Lillian’s family wish to thank Wendy Kehoe and all her caregivers for the care and support provided. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth 613-267-3765 Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

In memory of

Russell Needham February 1, 2012

FEBRUARY

Just inside the main entrance of the C.R. Gamble Funeral Home is a book of remembrance. Each day we turn a page in the book. The names of those we have served are inscribed on that date along with the year in which they passed away. It is our way of honouring and remembering a life that was lived. It is also our way of saying “thank you” to the many families who have shown confidence in us since we came to Almonte in 1973. As of July 1, 2014, our “We Remember” publication will only run in

The Millstone on-line newspaper. The Millstone covers Mississippi Mills and aligns well with the community our funeral home serves. Both my Dad and I have some ideas as to how we would like to move forward in honouring your loved ones. We hope to have these ideas come to fruition within the next couple of years. Should you have any questions, concerns or thoughts about our decision, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly by telephone, e-mail, or in person. “We Remember”

FEBRUARY 6th 1984 - Singard, Frank 1988 - Purdy, Mary Maud 1991 - Fulton, Effie May 1996 - McDonald, James McKee 2013 - Caron, Lucien André FEBRUARY 7th 1975 - Etherington, Jessie Maude 2007 - Ireton, Glenn Eldon FEBRUARY 8th 1984 - McInnes, Helen Blanche 1987 - LeClaire, Raymond Fredrick 1989 - McNaughton, Alfred Domenic 1999 - Miller, William (Grundy) 2009 - Bolton, John Louis Garfield FEBRUARY 9th 1982 - Kellough, Gladys Cynthia 1984 - Timmons, Garnet Harvey 1993 - Watt, John Wilmer Earl 1998 - Miller, Fred Joseph

2001 - Warren, Robert Charles 2004 - O’Connell, Daniel George (Danny) FEBRUARY 10th 1999 - Goodfellow, John Karl 2007 - Morton, Jessie Clementine FEBRUARY 11th 1972 - Sadler, Gordon 1992 - Charlebois, Francis Leo 2001 - Sonnenburg, Stanley Earl 2007 - Barr, Queenie Georgina FEBRUARY 12th 1981 - Watt, Florence 1984 - Vaughan, Mary Katherine 1986 - Gourlay, Jessie Ann 1995 - Munro, Jessie May 2002 - Brooks, Mary Elaine 2010 - Scissons, Thomas James “Jimmy” 2011 - Thurston, Charlotte

Loved husband, best friend, father and grandpa. Always in our thoughts, Bev, Tammy Lynn, Barry, Carrie, Colby, Brady, Isla (the granddaughter you never got to hold) CLR501319

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RAYMIE DONALDSON (February 5, 2013) We will take this special moment to turn our thoughts to Dad Thank him for a home of love and all the things we had We think about the fleeting years too quickly gone for good It seems like only yesterday and we’d all go back if we could To a time when Dad was always there, no matter what the weather Always strong when things went wrong, he held our lives together He strived so hard from day to day and never once complained With steady hands, he worked so hard to honour our family name He taught us that hard work pays off; you reap just what you sow He said that if you tend your crops, your fields will overflow Our lives have been so bountiful; he taught us how to give In his firm and steadfast way, he taught us how to live Dad dwells among the angels now, he left us much too soon He glides across a golden field above the harvest moon We see him in the summer rain, he rides upon the wind And when our path is beaten down, he picks us up again. Love you forever, love you for always Feryn, Cathy, Patti, Larry and families


RICHARD FORD – In loving memory of our dear brother-in-law who passed away February 5, 2012. There’s a special kind of feeling When we think about you Rick. It’s a pleasure to remember All the happy times we’ve had. There’s a special kind of caring That is meant for you alone. There’s a place somewhere Within our hearts That only you can own. With deepest love and respect Connie & Garry

Ariens lawn tractor, new, full warranty. Hydrostatic, 22 h.p., cast iron axle, 48” greasable mower deck. Pre-season special $1,999. Regular $2,382. Service after sales since 1999. Pete’s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053. Beaver jacket, fits size 12-14. Excellent condition. $300 final price. 613-283-6425. Brand New Mattress Sale200+ Beds in Stock. More Quality Less Money. Quality Used Appliances Sold with Warranty. Best Price in Town! Dan Peters Sales- 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Delivery Available. After Hours Appointments Available 613-284-1234.

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Cornerstone Landing HUDSON, Dorothy – September 16, 1919 - February 5, 2013 Beloved Mum, Grandma, Great Grandma No one knows how much we miss you, No one knows the bitter pain We have suffered since we lost you Life has never been the same. MACLEAN - In loving memory of a dear There’s not a day that Husband, Father and Grandfather, Richard, we don’t think of you. who passed away February 10, 2011. Ever remembered, There will always be a heartache, Ever loved And many silent tears, Bill, Chuck, Diane, But always the precious memories, grandchildren, great Of the days when you were here. grandchildren, Arthur

We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. Greatly loved and missed. Evelyn, Shelley, Ron, Josh and Melissa

RILEY William who passed February 11, 2010 and father Raymond who passed February 9, 2013. As time goes by without you, And days turn into years, They hold a million memories, And a thousand silent tears. To us you were so special, What more is there to say, Except to wish with all our hearts, That you were here today. Lovingly remembered Faye and Family

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All brands of used appliances sold (or repaired at your place or ours) with warranty and free delivery. We also sell new parts for most appliances. George Peters Appliances, #3756 Hwy. 43, Smiths Falls (between Perth and Smiths Falls). (613)283-8634.

Husqvarna Chainsaw Blowout, model 455 18” regular $529 special $439, model 365 20” regular $909 special $699, model 576XP 20” regular $1,199 special $1,075. Service after sales since 1999. Pete’s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053.

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2 level 3 bedroom home. 6 years new in sought after neighbourhood minutes to Perth. Great room with gas fireplace. Great working kitchen. Main floor master with ensuite and walk-in closet. Main floor laundry/powder room. Upper level 2 large bedrooms and 4 piece bath. Partially finished basement and cozy family room. 2 car garage. $1,500/mth plus utilities. To view 613-264-0002.

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Set your dog free with a Dogwatch Hidden Fence System. Service and installation of any system. 2 bedroom apt. Perth. 1 ( 8 0 0 ) 6 4 7 - 3 3 0 7 . Upper level. Balcony, laundry room. Heat included. www.dogwatchontario.ca Parking. $725 plus hydro. First/last. References. MORTGAGES 613-868-5323.

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URQUHART, Frank – Jan. 26, 1923 - Feb. 9, 2013. In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We knew that morning God was going to call your name, In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, You love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. Sadly missed Olive and family

FRASER - In loving memory of our dear daughter and sister, Heather, who passed away January 29, 1985. Twenty nine sad and lonely years have passed, Since our great sorrow fell How well we do remember, That sad and weary day. God gave us the strength to meet it The courage to bear the blow. But what it meant to lose you Heather, No one will ever know Friends may think we have forgotten, When at times they see us smile But they little know the heartache, Our smiles hide all the while. They say time heals all sorrows and helps you to forget But time has only proved how much we miss you yet. Always loved and sadly missed Dad, Laurie, Scott, Fraser, Joey & Ethan

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COADY, Carmel – In loving memory of our dear Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma who passed away January 31, 2013. One year has passed since that sad day, When the one we loved was called away. God took her Home, It was His will, But in our hearts, She liveth still. Deep in our hearts lies a picture, Of a loved one laid to rest, In memories frame we shall keep it, Because she was one of the best. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed Donnie, Julie, Greg and Shyanna

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1 bedroom upstairs apt. Central location, Carleton Place. Fridge and stove included. First and last months rent and good references required. $650 plus heat and hydro. No pets. 613-257-4627. 2 bedroom, 2nd storey apt. in Smiths Falls. Laundry hookup. Large storage unit at parking. $700/mth, pay own hydro. Gas heat included. Call 613-812-1400. 2 bedroom 3rd floor apartment. Perth. Heat, water, fridge, stove, parking, yard. Coin laundry in basement. $700/month plus hydro. Available January 1. 613-267-6617. 2 bedroom apartment, Carleton Place. 4 appliances and parking. $800/month plus heat and hydro. References, first and last month required. 613-257-2087.

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Code Apartments. Smiths Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 bedroom in clean, quiet, adult building. Fridge, stove, parking, laundry facilities. (613)283-7779.

Kemptville- 2 bedroom upstairs apt. Available at Sandy Mountain. No pets. First, last, references required. $850/mth. includes heat, hydro, fridge, stove, Downtown Smiths Falls. 2 parking. 613-989-2100. bedroom. Over Rob Royâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 30 Beckwith St. Heat, hydro, water and parking included. Available Feb. Kemptville- brand new, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms 1/14. 613-284-1736. contemporary condo terFor 1100.00 per month, race home in desirable 1138 all inclusive, private park- neighbourhood. ing, 2 bedroom, 1 large sq.ft. many upgrades. Close to hospital, schools, bathroom,close to Brockville. Call for showing. hiking tails and shopping. Condo fees, water and (613) 498-1328 parking spot are included. House for rent Oxford Gas and hydro extra. Mills area, $1,000/month, $1,300/mth. Call Mike first, last and references 613-325-0754. required. 613-269-4237.

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Merrickville, 1 bedroom spacious, luxury apartment, newly renovated, 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceilings, hydro massage soaker tub in large bathroom with separate standup shower, real slate and hardwood floors, 5 stainless steel appliances. Heat, hydro, storage and parking included. No smoking. No pets. Available February 1. $1,100/month. Leave a message 613-720-4328.

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Pakenham area. 2 bedroom brick bungalow with carport. 20 min. to Kanata. 5 appliances. $1,200/mth. Clean country air and sunsets are free. 1 year minimum. First/last. References required. Available immediately. 613-256-2534.

Perth- 1 bedroom apt. Centrally located. $675 includes heat, water, fridge, stove. No pets, non-smoking building. Available March 1. First/last months Merrickvillecentral, rent. 613-257-2338. 2-storey, 1 bedroom plus Brockville St., Smiths loft apartment newly reno- Perth- 2 bedroom apartFalls. 2nd floor, 1 bedvated, 2 bathrooms, park- ments, $700/mth, in modroom apartment. Private ing, washer, dryer, fridge ern, well maintained, entry. Well maintained. Carleton Place, apartment stove, dishwasher and wa- centrally located building. Storage. Hydro extra. downtown, stairs, first/last ter included. Hardwood Security/intercom system, Parking, yard. Available month rent, references, no floors. $1,000/month plus professionally maintained, no pets. Immediate occupancy- Kemptville. Spacious, heat immediately. $600/month. smoking, and hydro. laundry facilities. Parking 613-867-1905. multiple apartments in quiet, 2 bedroom apart- 613-608-6033. 613-283-1697. Serious included. Plus hydro. Carleton Place. Rent nego- ment. Excellent for retired enquiries only please. 613-298-2983. tiable. Call 613-612-2727. people. Stove and fridge. FOR RENT FOR RENT No smoking, no pets. 512 Perth, 2 bedroom apartClothier St. 613-258-3010. Newly renovated 2 bed- ment in clean, quiet, adult room, sunny apartment. building. 10 Craig St. Sunset Towers, Perth. Fridge, stove, parking and facilities. Available immediately. laundry $820/month + utilities. 613-267-0567. Main St East, Smiths Available immediately. LUXURY APARTMENTS Falls. 3+ bedroom, lovely Phone 613-283-5996. COLONEL BY now has a couple of two bedroom brick 2-storey home, utilities extra. Laundry, units available, with one or two bathrooms. water included. Dining Newly renovated, very Perth, 2 bedroom apartCOLONEL BY is a luxury apartment building with room, storage, parking, large 1/2 house, 1 bed- ment in quiet security a library, entertainment room, exercise room. yard, brick front porch. room. Country setting by building. Well looked after. Available March 1. water, near Balderson. Fridge, stove, parking, balAll units have central air. Located in a residential area $ 1 , 2 5 0 / m o n t h . $880/mth. Heat included. cony. Laundry in building. close to the County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Basic hydro. $795/month plus hydro. 613-283-1697. 613-795-1981. For information call Andrew Mitton 613-283-9650 No dogs. (613)349-9377. CL438890_1031

Carleton Place, 3 bedroom upstairs apartment, $1,150/month, heat, hydro, water, fridge and stove included. Washer, dryer hookup. Shared yard. Parking. Available March 1. 613-290-6638.

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Perth- 3 bedroom house with yard and small shop, in town. Available March 1. Fridge and stove included. $1050 plus heat and hydro. 613-264-8143.

Perth, large, bright 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Close to stores and other amenities. Laundry, storage locker and parking available. Ample kitchen cabinets and closet space. Private balcony. Fridge and stove provided. Please call 613-264-0002.

Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, large living room with gas fireplace, kitchen, fridge, stove, microwave, lots of cupboards, 3 pc bath with shower in tub. Heat and hydro all inclusive. Parking for one car. Available May 1. Centrally located. No Perth- Nice 2 bedroom pets. No smoking. Call apartment in town, Graham for appointment $800/month plus utilities, 613-283-0865. seniors preferred. 613-267-5746. Smiths Falls- available immediately. Nice 2 bedroom apt. Downtown. Heat included. $725/mth. 613-283-7000. RETIREMENT APARTMENTS, ALL INCLUSIVE Smiths Falls. Bachelor Meals, transportation, ac- apartment, available May tivities daily. 1, no pets, no smoking, Short Leases. Monthly single female preferred. Specials! Call Graham Call 877-210-4130 613-283-0865.

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Smiths Falls- Carssridge Apartment, 1 bedroom, $935/month, available immediately. Heat, hydro, cable included. Please call 613-283-9650. Smiths Falls. Nice 2 bedroom upstairs apartment. Fridge, stove, back yard, parking, non-smoking, no pets, first and last. $755 plus hydro. 613-342-0829, please leave message.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS & OTHERS ALL CLAIMS against the Estate of BRIAN OWEN JOSEPH HENDY, late of 37 Daniel Street, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 1J5 (in the County of Lanark), who died on or about the 22nd day of December, 2013, must be filed with the hereinafter stated Solicitor for the undersigned personal representative on or before the 24th day of March, 2014; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said Estate, having regard only to claims then filed. DATED at Smiths Falls, Ontario, this 30th day of January 2014. CHAD LEE HENDY, Estate Trustee With a Will (Executor)

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Attention Farmers: Farm Land 80 Acres of Tile Drain Farm Land, Richmond/ North Gower area. Call 613-489-2001 or 613-880-0494

Gregory W. Fournier, Solicitor 35 Daniel Street, Box 752 Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 4W6 His Solicitor herein.

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Perth- 2 bedroom house with yard and parking, in town. Available April 1. Fridge and stove included. $900 plus heat and hydro. 613-264-8143.

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Room- Located in the heart of Perth near the Perth Pool. Walking distance to Algonquin College and all essential services. Room and house privileges available in a 4 bedroom house shared with other tenants. House has full basement with newly renovated bathroom. Washer and dryer available in basement. House is completed with yard, deck, and shed. Available January 1st, 2014. $550/month Utilities Included (Water, Heat, Air Conditioner, Hydro). No Pets. No smoking in house. Contact: 613-264-8565 After 7 p.m.

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Professional Help Wanted Busy Flooring Business is seeking a Professional Sales Associate. Sales experience is a must, Industry and or purchasing experience preferred but not essential. Full and part time opportunities available. Pay based on experience and quality of candidate. Some weekend hours may be required. Within this fast growing organization there are also opportunities for;

Cruickshank Construction, a leading road builder and aggregate supplier located in Ontario and Alberta has immediate openings for:

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Cruickshank Construction Ltd., a leading roadbuilder and aggregate supplier located in Ontario  and Alberta, has an immediate opening for the following position at our Kingston/Kemptville Shops:

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Mahogany Salon and Spa is currently looking for talented aestheticians at both of our beautiful locations. Applicants must work well in a team, be ďŹ&#x201A;exible and willing to work evenings and weekends. Full and Part Time positions available. Please email your resume along with a cover letter to info@mahoganysalonandspa.com CL454242_0206

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario Box 2222, 2755 Highway 43 Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0 IS SEEKING AN: ACCOUNTS PAYABLE/ RECEIVABLE CLERK TEMPORARY POSITION EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; May 2014 KEMPTVILLE BOARD OFFICE Job Summary: Under the direction of the Assistant Manager of Finance, the Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk is responsible for maintaining the accounts payable and receivable software modules. This position is responsible for the timely payment of vendor invoices, expense reports, contracts as well as completion of all accounts receivable. Please refer to our website www.cdsbeo.on.ca for speciďŹ c details related to the job description and other requirements. Interested applicants are requested to forward a cover letter and resume in conďŹ dence by Friday, February 14, 2014 to the attention of: Barb Renaud Coordinator of Employee Services Fax: (613) 258-3610 E-mail: hr@cdsbeo.on.ca Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest. Learning and Growing Together in Christ

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Class A Mechanic

We are looking for PHONE LINE VOLUNTEERS for our Brockville, Carleton Place, Gananoque, Kemptville, Perth & Prescott Offices

Please submit your resume to the Main Desk or by mail to: Canadian Tire 45 Dufferin Street, Perth, Ontario, K7H 3A5

If you possess a desire to help others who are experiencing difficulties and/or distress please call Debbie or Bruce at (613) 345-1290 or 1-866-544-5614 as soon as possible.

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High volume, reputable service centre seeking a Class A mechanic. Minimum of 3 years licensed experience required and knowledge of emissions/air conditioning repairs and familiarity of all makes/models an asset. The ability to multi task and work in a fast pace teamwork environment is a must.

Pianist/Organist/Music Director desired: Merrickville United Church. Play for and lead congregation. Please call 613-269-3650 for more information.

Seeking receptionist. Must have computer skills and a general knowledge of the Ottawa area. Please forward your resume to: info@ ottawatoiletrentals.com

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Should be familiar with streets and surrounding roads. Top of the industry remuneration paid. Excellent supplemental income for semi-retired and retired persons. Please call Brett

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Job PosƟng Classified Sales RepresentaƟve – Smiths Falls Ontario Metroland East is looking for an experienced, professional Classified Sales Representa ve for our team! This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated goal oriented team player with a strong background in Customer service. This posi on is responsible for servicing and growing our exis ng client base, increasing sales revenues through new business development, as well as basic office administra on.

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The Ferguson Forest Centre is looking for a General Nursery Technician for the operation of farm and nursery equipment, general labour and maintenance. This is a hands-on position responsible for a variety of general nursery operations duties under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager. For a complete job description and further information check the careers section of our website at www.seedlingnursery.com, or contact us by e-mail ed@seedlingnursery.com or by phone at 613-258-0110. To apply send your resume to Ed Patchell at ed@seedlingnursery.com or to the above address by February 28, 2014. CL452086_0206

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JOB SUMMARY: The St. Lawrence EMC Brockville is looking for a media savvy representa ve for our team! This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated Admin/Inside AdverƟsing Sales RepresentaƟve to join our organiza on, which is part of Metroland Media. Our Admin/Inside AdverƟsing Sales RepresentaƟve is a key individual to help our office run smoothly. WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO • Iden fy and cold call prospects to develop new business. • Answer and redirect incoming calls for sales, distribu on, produc on and editorial • Respond promptly to all enquiries, and provide thorough customer follow up. • Head up Health and Safety, conduct monthly inspec ons. ABOUT YOU • 2+ years experience in admin and sales • Strong nego a on, presenta on, and telephone skills • Experience in, and high comfort level with, cold calling to develop new business • Ability to build and develop effec ve rela onships with clients • Solid organiza onal and me management skills Previous Health and Safety experience. • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dead-line oriented environment • Strong wri en and verbal communica on and computer skills Core Competencies Drive for Results, Customer Focus, Ac on Oriented Interpersonal Savvy, Business Acumen, A en on to Detail We offer an excellent compe ve remunera on and benefits package.

If you have a can-do a tude and thrive in a fast-paced, changeoriented environment… then this is an opportunity for you. Interested candidates are requested to email their resume by February 7th, to Karen Pogue at kpogue@metroland.com

If you have a can-do a tude that is completely contagious and thrive in a fast-paced, change-oriented environment... then this is an opportunity for you. Interested candidates are requested to email their resume by February 7th, 2014 to Wayne Thornhill wthornhill@stlemc.ca

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are considered for an interview will be contacted.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290.

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WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO • Develop new sec ons in order to meet our clients’ adver sing business needs. • Respond to incoming telephone inquiries rela ng to adver sing services. • Assist clients in ad design and coordinate with Produc on ensuring consistency of content and appearance • Develop and recommend special features and adver sing promo ons to clients • Address customer concerns in a mely and professional manner • Basic administra on du es • As part of the Inside Sales role, you will be required to handle credit card informa on, Metroland Media is a PCI compliant company and requires people in this role to take the PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner. • Other du es as assigned. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • Strong wri en and verbal communica on skills • Solid me management and organiza onal skills • Ability to build a rapport for construc ve and effec ve rela onships • Detail oriented • Ability to make quality decisions within a deadline driven environment. • Team player, and able to work independently • Strong Customer Service and computer skills. • Strong desire to constantly learn and teach others

Rental chair available or licenced hairstylist with clientele wanted in an established salon in downtown Smiths Falls. Great a t m o s p h e r e . 613-283-1222.

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Full/Part Time Cleaners/Team Leaders for growing residential cleaning company based in North Gower. Mon-Fri. No evenings. No weekends. All travel paid. $ 1 1 . 0 0 - $ 1 4 . 0 0 / h r. (613)489-3993 or elitecleaning@storm.ca

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Guildline Instruments Limited, a progressive manufacturer of high precision electronic instrumentation has an immediate requirement for an Electronic Assembler. The qualified candidate will be required to assemble or fabricate simple to moderately complex electronic and mechanical components and operate simple production equipment to fabricate various electronic components or subassemblies. The qualified candidate should have completed the Electronic Assembler Course from a Community College or have 3 years experience in all phases of electrical assembly, particularly through-hole PCB and harness assembly to IPC -A610 standards. The qualified candidate must have good soldering skills. Please forward resume to: Guildline Instruments Limited Human Resources Dept. P.O. Box 99 Smiths Falls, ON. K7A 4S9 Fax: 613 283-6082 E-mail: hr@guildline.ca We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dutch Girl Housekeeping experienced, efficient, reliable care for your home. Weekly, bi-weekly and occasional. Call 613-267-7231. Free pick-up of old appliances, furnaces, A/Cs, car batteries, electronics, other scrap metal. Scott in Carleton Place 613-240-0374. Honest, reliable woman has openings for you, to help you with your everyday cleaning. Affordable prices. References upon request. Call Gloria at 613-464-2044 leave message. M&K Renovations looking for jobs: Siding, decking, fencing, drywall, painting, laminated floors, windows, doors. Call Mike for quote, 613-259-2446, 613-464-2622. Professional & Reliable Movers- 2 Men & 17’ Cube $95/hr, 2 Men & 16’ Refrigerated Cube Van $95 hr + Fuel Surcharge, 3 Men & 25’ Moving Van $125/hr. Call to Book your Move 613-284-8281.

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TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on February 27th, 2014, at the law ďŹ rm of Howard Ryan Kelford Knott & Dixon, 2 Main Street East, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 1A2. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same date at 3:15 p.m. Description of Lands:1. LT 10 W/S KENSINGTON AVENUE PL 13884 LANARK S MONTAGUE; TOWN OF SMITHS FALLS (Assessment Roll No. 0904-020-025-28000) Minimum Tender Amount

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Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or a bank draft, trust corporation or Province of Ontario Savings OfďŹ ce payable to the Municipality (or Board) and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. The Municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. The Municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. This sale is governed by the Municipal Sales Tax Act and the Municipal Sales Tax Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact: RICHARD T. KNOTT, SOLICITOR HOWARD RYAN KELFORD KNOTT & DIXON 2 MAIN STREET EAST SMITHS FALLS, ON K7A 1A2

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AUCTION SALE of Quality Antiques, Beautiful Glassware, Clocks, Interesting Collectibles, Royal Doulton Figurines, Contemporary Furniture and Miscellaneous Articles. In the Vernon Recreational Centre, Vernon Ont. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; turn East on Lawrence St. ½ mile-just off Bank St.(formerly Hwy 31) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; approx 20 miles South of Ottawa. Watch for Auction Signs. Saturday, February 15 at 10:00 AM (viewing starting at 8:30 am) This sale is the second of a series of 4 auctions that we will be having in the Vernon Centre this winter. We are featuring throughout these sales the vast collection of antiques and collectibles from an avid collector family from the area. We will also be offering estates from Lanark County to the Eastern Townships in these sales. From the professional service to the homemade food, we have it all! Come and Enjoy! See www.theauctionfever.com for more detailed listing Terms of Sale - Cash or Cheque with Proper ID James and Hill Auction Service Ltd. Stewart James Carson Hill (613) 445-3269 (613) 821-2946 Thinking of having an auction? Call us now to book your Real Estate, Farm or Household Sale for Spring! Refreshments Available. Auctioneers not responsible for loss or accidents.

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GARAGE SALE/ FLEA MARKET Moving Sale- Saturday February 15th 11:00-4:00 p.m., 5 Mather, Perth. Gibbard Dining set, other furniture, antiques, electric fireplace/media unit, Cornflower crystal, household items, linens, decorative pieces.


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SAT, FEB 15, 2014 @ 10 AM SHARP! FOR MS. AUDREY DOHERTY OF PRESCOTT TO BE HELD @ MARSHALLS AUCTION HOUSE SPENCERVILLE, ON Ms. Doherty has moved to retirement living & will be offering antique furniture, collectibles, modern furnishings, as new appliances, house wares, tools etc… Auctioneer’s Note: Ms. Doherty’s items in as new condition. Come & bid in a warm & inviting atmosphere. Something for everyone! For a detailed listing w/ photos go to www.lmauctions.ca Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged articles, Accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash or Chq w/ Photo I.D. as is. No Buyers Premium All announcements day of sale takes precedence over all printed matter. To book your sale call:

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Top, Mississippi Mills Coun. Bernard Cameron, left, adds to his train collection during Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County’s Collectible Toy Show and Sale Jan. 25 at the Almonte Civitan Hall. Pictured with Cameron is Shelley Smith. Above, a sampling of the toys on display. Above right, appraiser Bruce Toshack checks out Sarah Young-Fowler’s sailor doll, an ocean line souvenir. It was her mother’s doll from the RMS Antonia. Looking on are Fred Fowler and Krista Toshack. CAREER DEVELOPMENT

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Saturday, February 8 at 9:30 A.M. To be held at our facility 15093 Cty. Rd. 18, East of Osnabruck Centre From Hwy. 401 take Ingleside Exit #770 Dickinson Dr., travel North approx. 1 1/2 km to Osnabruck Centre, turn East onto Cty. Rd. 18, travel 1/2 km. Watch for signs! We have been commissioned to auction Part Two of the contents of an Antique and Nostalgia store from Montreal consisting of a large qty. of advertising, toys, and other rare and interesting collectibles. Note: This is an extremely partial listing of an over 1100 lot auction with a magnificent lineup of advertising, toys, collectibles, and items not found in many of today’s auctions. Plan to attend for this is a very interesting auction with something for everyone. We are already booking spring 2014 on site auctions call now for available dates. We are now accepting consignments for our annual Spring Equipment & Machinery Auction. The most successful spring auction is planned and booked in the winter!!! Owner and Auctioneer not responsible for loss or accident Terms: Cash or good cheque with proper I.D. No Buyers Premium!!!!!!! Auction Conducted By: Peter Ross Auction Services Ltd. Ingleside, ON (613) 537-8862 For full lising & pictures see www.theauctionfever.com

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News – The following are highlights from the regular United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Council meeting held Jan. 23 are listed below. The 2014 United Counties draft budget outlining $85million in operational spending and just under $17cmillion in capital projects was presented to council Thursday. Corporate services director and treasurer, Nigel White provided highlights of the proposed budget to members of council and asked them to review and provide feedback at the next Committee of the Whole meeting on Feb. 4. The draft proposes an overall net expenditure increase of $541,693, or 1.38 per cent in net operating expenditures for all services and programs. The total capital budget is set at $16,904,971. It includes $1.5 million in additional funds for public works projects and $3.2 million in projects carried over from last year. It’s a decrease from last year’s $20.4 million in capital spending when $6 million was needed to upgrade regional fire communications. There will be a levy requirement increase of $1,674,415. A total of 32,986 resident’s property tax bills will increase by $29 per year, or $2.42 per month. The Counties taxation base includes real growth (new assessment) of $442,246, or an increase of 1.3 per cent. A $14.3 million budget was presented to the joint services committee of Leeds and Grenville on Feb. 5. Counties adopts five-year accessibility plan The United Counties has adopted an accessibility plan spanning 2014 to 2018 inclusive. The multi-year plan is a requirement under the Accessibility for Ontarians with

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Disabilities Act. The goal is to make Ontario accessible by 2025. The United Counties’ plan outlines strategies for removing barriers, preventing new ones, and indicates how the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation is being met. The Customer Service Standard was adopted by the Counties in 2009 with training to all staff, service providers, contractors, volunteers, and council. The plan addresses accessibility policies, training, procuring goods and services, information and communications, emergency plans and public safety information, and employment. The United Counties does not operate any public transit, taxi licensing or self-serve kiosks so no policies will be developed in these areas. Old Town Kemptville request turned down Counties council has turned down a motion to provide up to $15,000 in funding to help the Kemptville Business Improvement Area (BIA) develop a promotional campaign to bring consumer traffic back to the community’s downtown core. Both the Municipality of North Grenville and the Kemptville BIA have stated businesses in Old Town Kemptville have been hurt by the closure of County Road 44, a thoroughfare leading into the town from the south. The road has been closed since work began in early summer 2013 on the Canadian Pacific Railway Bridge. The project was to have been completed Nov. 30. In December, the Kemptville BIA asked the Counties for funds to help develop a marketing strategy. The matter was deferred until this week with some councillors asking

for more information on the plan and traffic patterns, and whether or not the Municipality of North Grenville should put money toward it first. Some also felt it was precedent setting, opening up the possibility for communities to approach the Counties for funds due to road construction. An amendment to defer the matter a second time was rejected by council, followed by a majority voting against the original motion to provide funding. There was considerable discussion with suggestions of in-kind support from the Counties and possible reconsideration of the motion if more information is brought forward. Council member Dave Gordon, Mayor of the Municipality of North Grenville, said he would gather data and provide marketing strategy details to counties council in a bid to keep Old Town Kemptville from becoming “a ghost town.” Chief administrative officer, Andy Brown said liquidated damage payments from the construction firm are $1,000 for each day the project goes beyond its original completion date. Upcoming meetings Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, Feb. 4; joint services committee on Wednesday, Feb. 5; Monday, Feb. 17 Offices closed for Family Day; joint services committee on Wednesday, Feb. 19; counties council on Thursday, Feb. 20. All meetings begin at 9 a.m. in the council chambers at 25 Central Avenue, Brockville. For more information contact county clerk, Lesley Todd at 613-342-3840 ext. 2454. Submitted by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.


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